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Tim and I are still getting used to being “empty nesters.” Tanner is enjoying college, though he doesn’t call home nearly enough in his momma’s opinion! Most of his phone calls and text messages have included the “Oh, and I need more money,” plea, which I suppose is normal. I miss him more than I would have imagined. Even his sister misses him (which are words I never thought I’d hear!). I’m sure many of our readers can relate to the dual emotions we feel: sadness that they are gone, but joy that they have the opportunity. And while Tanner hasn’t been home yet, he is in for a surprise when he finally gets here! Brooke has redecorated his bedroom and we can’t wait for him to see it! We haven’t made it over into a really big walk-in closet as I’ve threatened to do in the past, but it does look really nice. I guess you’d now call it a guest room, which means Tanner is going to have to keep his room clean when he comes home (we’ll see how long that lasts!).


Every month, I talk about how crazy-busy things are! October is no exception! There are so many special events on the horizon!

26 Keeping It Real:

October 18th is the date for the 3rd Annual Zumbathon to benefit Susan G. Komen Northwest NC and is sponsored by Women’s Wellness & Fitness and The Village Inn Event Center. As a breast cancer survivor, this organization is near and dear to my heart. Read about this exciting event on page 12!

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30 Rosey’s Review: Fabian’s Restaurant

38 Dear June 56 ReDESIGNS by Ava 76 To Your Health! A Perfect Time to Start Losing Weight Instead of Gaining It

82 Things That Make You Blush: Sabotaging Your Relationship with Mr. Right, Part 2

94 Living Gently: 30-Day Challenge: Frugality

96 One Woman’s Voice: A Story About A SuperMom

100 Reel Time 102 Recipes: An October Beer-Fest

110 Been There – Pinned That! 112 Local Vocals: Mezza Voce

114 Celebrations 124 Calendar of Events 126 The Last Word… with Jenn Janus

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Our big October event will be our 3rd Bridal Show at the BB&T Ballpark on October 20th. Our Forsyth Woman Engaged! team has again partnered with the BB&T Ballpark to bring a truly unique approach to bridal shows…it’s the bridal show your groom wants to attend! If you’re planning a wedding, or know of someone planning a wedding, please make plans to join us! You can read more about our bridal show on page 14. Online registration is open and tickets are 50% off if you register online!, use promo code FALLINLOVE. Any questions can be directed to Denise Heidel ( And then, just a couple of weeks later, we are boarding not one, not two, but THREE sold out buses for our 6th Consignment Shop Hop! Yes, it’s true – 150 women are headed out to visit ten of the best consignment stores in the area. Our team is just STUNNED at the way this event has sold out. We sold out a full two months before the Consignment Shop Hop date and we had to add a third bus to accommodate the demand! We have a waiting list, so if you’d like to add your name to it, please let Denise know. Finally, our super huge news: We’re soon going to be celebrating 100 issues of Forsyth Woman. Mark your calendar for January 9th as it’s going to be a Girls’ Night Out event like no other! Tickets are $20 and include food, wine, DJ, photo booth, and a great night of fun at WinMock at Kinderton! Purchase tickets online at We are SO THRILLED about this upcoming milestone and hope you’ll make plans to celebrate with us! Every month, as the final ads come in, editorial is given a final review, and our designers wrap things up, I realize how truly blessed I am. We have three magazines we are so proud of, an amazing team, wonderful advertisers, and Forsyth Magazines’ readers are kind, enthusiastic, and so supportive. Work is never a job for me, but a passion. Thank you for your ongoing enthusiasm for our magazines and for picking up a copy! The magazines are free because of the support of our advertising partners, so please be sure they know their dollars are well spent by telling them you saw their ad in our magazines!


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Together in Hope By Helen Naples, Owner/Operator, Women's Wellness & Fitness

After a regularly scheduled mammogram on January 4, 2010, Ms. Seale was called back for an ultrasound, followed by a biopsy due to a small shadow in her right breast. On January 29th, she received the dreaded diagnosis: breast cancer. While still reeling from the news, Ms. Seale was further shocked by her surgeon’s recommendation: immediate removal of both breasts.

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Upon leaving the surgeon’s office, she began praying for a breakthrough. “I told my sisters that I would need prayer warriors,” she said. Her carcinoma had been described as a “vague” thickening of the breast tissue. A double mastectomy had been recommended in order to eliminate the possibility of “hidden cancerous cells.” Ms. Seale knew that God was going to deliver on her request. “There should be nothing ‘vague’ about what was in my body,” she said. “Everything should be ‘clear’ before surgery.”

After a friend who was also battling cancer suggested Blumenthal Cancer Center, Ms. Seale began four weeks of intensive testing and diagnostics in Charlotte. Initial surgery in March of 2010 revealed that her lymph nodes were cancer-free (a cause for much celebration). A subsequent procedure removed the cancer cells from an area of her right breast approximately one inch in circumference (a cause for more celebration). “I was never so happy and filled with joy!” declared Ms. Seale. While a battle had been won, the war was not over. Six weeks of post-operative radiation therapy proved to be a grueling experience. “I feel the most challenging thing was to get up each morning and get my radiation treatments, even after my skin was burned raw,” Ms. Seale stated. “However, I believed in a Higher Power and knew that if I continued to trust and allow Him to direct me each day, I could get through anything.” “This experience taught me that there is nothing more important than God and family. If asked, they will stick with you through your darkest and most fearful moments. Lucky for me, even



or Dorothy Henderson Seale, last year’s Party in Pink Zumbathon was not only her first Zumba class ever, it was also the culmination of a difficult journey that began two and half years earlier.

though my daughter could not always be with me, I wore a ring that she had given me when she was age fifteen that I called our ‘forever ‘ ring. That ring, when Gail couldn’t be there, and my two sisters were with me every day, for each doctor visit.” Ms. Seale is hopeful for the future as the search for a cure continues. She is active in a cancer study and has donated her DNA for research. “Additionally, I am happy to be involved in the Party in Pink Zumbathon again this year. It is a chance to meet other breast cancer survivors and lots of people who give of their time and energy to raise funds to fight breast cancer,” she explained. “I cannot think of a

better way to fight cancer and work out the cardio system at the same time!” Her daughter, Certified Zumba Instructor Gail Henderson Cherry, couldn’t agree more. “I really admire my mom,” said Cherry. “I knew she was strong, but I learned that she is much stronger than I imagined! She has taught me to live each day to the fullest, to appreciate life. It’s amazing what a dark cloud can bring - so many positive things. My mom has beaten cancer. And we know the importance of her continuing to monitor her health through checkups, eating well, and taking care of herself by doing exercise such as Zumba!”

Event Details: • 3rd Annual Triad’s Largest Zumbathon • Village Inn Event Center 6205 Ramada Drive, Clemmons • Benefits Komen Northwest NC (local services to prevent and fight breast cancer)

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• Friday, October 18, 2013 • 7:00 – 10:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) • Tickets: $15 advance/$20 at the door 100% of proceeds donated • Breast cancer survivors invited free of charge • 20 exciting Zumba Instructors, DJ, club lighting, refreshments, vendors, prizes, silent auction • Website:

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Bridal Show at BB&T Ballpark


o matter where you are in your wedding planning, mark your calendar for Sunday, October 20, as Forsyth Woman Engaged! proudly co-hosts the third Bridal Show at BB&T Ballpark. It’s the best “preview party” in town for everything you need to stage the wedding celebration of your dreams, with the best of the best local vendors onsite and ready to meet you and your groom. Engaged couples have raved about our previous two shows, confirming that it’s the perfect setting to interact with potential vendors and catch a glimpse of the latest trends. From cakes, catering and table décor to fashion, photography, transportation, hair, makeup and accessories, you’ll visit with wedding experts displaying their talents and tips, along with invaluable planning information. Many couples schedule their vendors right then and there because in this unique venue we’re able to showcase wedding professionals in a more convenient setting. It’s the perfect

place to chat with local wedding experts and find the best fit in each category to make your wedding dreams come true. Looking for a unique favor for your guests? Not sure what to look for in a videographer? Desperately seeking the perfect wedding planner? Those are just a few of the reasons you and your entourage (that includes the groom, of course; moms and bridesmaids are welcome, too!) will want to attend. We’ll tempt you with samples of delicious reception cuisine, along with tastings of the best wedding cakes around. In one afternoon you could meet and book every professional you need for the most important day of your lives … all in one spot! Admission for two for the show – which lasts from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – is $24 at the door or enjoy a 50% discount if you register online at and use the code FALLINLOVE.

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Happy Halloween! Vic Khemsara, MD Summit Eye Care LASIK • Cataract surgery • Glaucoma treatment • Diabetic treatment Multifocal lens implants • General Eye Exams • Cosmetic Services: Botox & Juvederm Exciting news in the world of ophthalmology! We have often been asked if cataract surgery could be performed with a laser. In the past, our answer was always “No, there is an incision made by the surgeon.” Beginning in October, the answer is YES! The Femtosecond laser or laser assisted cataract surgery is now available! For more information, please be sure to see our article in the November issue of Forsyth Woman or call our office at 765-0960.

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arolina Shutter & Blinds is owned and operated by Brad and Kim Jones. This local favorite has been operating in the Triad for over 20 years. When the founder, Karen Blaylock, found a need to sell the business mid-2012, the husband and wife team decided it was the perfect opportunity and fit for both their talents. They purchased the business and, considering its proven history, retained the entire staff of shutter manufacturers and installers as part of their team. With the addition of their son, James, in production, and an assistant, Sandra Madesky, to the office, the business is thriving. NEW OWNERS WITH HISTORY

Brad and Kim began in the window installation business in 1984. While their careers took different paths, their love of renovating and building has always been a cornerstone in their marriage. “We feel like we have come full circle and couldn’t be happier with the transition,” said Kim. “We are excited to root ourselves in Winston-Salem.” Found in the Governor’s Mansion With a list of clients growing daily, including the North Carolina Governor’s Mansion, Brad and Kim have proven that they intend to not only continue the quality and service of Carolina Shutter and Blinds, they also intend to improve upon it! They pride themselves on integrity, quality and service with great attention to detail, while staying competitive with the big franchises and box stores in price. HANDMADE PLANTATION SHUTTERS Kim describes their approach as “finding functional, beautiful and budget-friendly solutions for any

window covering need.” Plantation shutters are their signature product. “We are the only local manufacturer of this high-quality wood composite shutter in the area,” boasts Brad. They start with a high-quality wood composite wrapped in a poly material that makes the shutter finish stronger than paint. This allows them to offer a lifetime warranty against chipping, fading, cracking or warping. After a custom measure of the client’s windows, each shutter is carefully crafted and handmade in the manufacturing facility. No assembly lines here! CUSTOM BLINDS AND SHADES However, plantation shutters aren’t for everyone. That is why they also offer a variety of custom blinds and a full line of Hunter Douglas and Comfortex products, including cellular shades, woven woods, Roman shades, roller and screen shades. Determined to expand their options to include innovative hard-to-find lines, Kim has added several new products since taking over last year. With her eye for color and flair for design, Kim helps clients select the perfect solution to complement their home décor. For beautiful, high quality shutters, blinds, shades and other window coverings, head over to Carolina Shutter and Blinds and see their extensive selection. You are sure to find something that is functional and that also enhances the beauty of your home. The main showroom and manufacturing facility is located at 4791 Kirk Road in Winston-Salem, NC. Showroom hours are Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm; evenings or weekends by appointment. For more information, call 336-774-7990, or go online at



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Investigating Possible Link Between Chlamydia & Breast Cancer By Allen W. Tsang, Ph.D.

reast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women nationwide. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 230,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year. Although breast cancer death rates have declined in recent years due to a combination of increased screenings and improved treatments, the reasons why breast cancer appears remain largely unknown.


Fewer than 15 percent of all breast cancer cases occur in individuals with a family history of the disease. Researchers believe external factors must play a role in the other cases. These could include environmental carcinogens, infectious agents, such as viruses or bacteria, lifestyle factors such as obesity, or a combination of factors. As a cancer researcher at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, I am investigating the possibility that chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted disease (STD), may play an important role during the development of a number of cancers, including breast cancer. The goal of a current study supported by the Avon Foundation for Women is to determine the extent to which infection with chlamydia, a type of bacteria, increases a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, and to provide preliminary data on how women may reduce this risk. Studies by my research group indicate that chlamydia has the ability to rearrange processes within normal cells with the potential of triggering their transformation into cancer cells. These findings are supported by collaborative studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, which have shown a high incidence of chlamydia infection in the breast milk of women. To determine whether chlamydia is a causal agent for breast

cancer, study is needed to investigate the complex mechanisms that underlie the transformation of infected cells into cancer cells. In this regard, my research has found that infection with chlamydia leads to activation of a protein called AKT2, which significantly increases metastasis and tumor progression. I am working with Cristina Furdui, Ph.D, a Wake Forest Baptist colleague, to develop drugs capable of reducing the activity of AKT2. Why focus on chlamydia? STDs in general remain a socially controversial issue, and the stigma attached to them is considered a major factor in their increased spread. Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted pathogens in the world, causing an estimated 92 million infections per year, including more than 2.8 million infections in this country. Most people infected with chlamydia have no symptoms. Untreated infections can damage the reproductive tract in women, causing infertility. Chlamydia is also thought to contribute to other conditions, including osteoporosis, reactive arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and pelvic inflammatory disease. Attempts to create an effective chlamydia vaccine have, thus far, proven unsuccessful. But I hope that my current research will lead to discovery of key elements that govern the cancer-causing potential of chlamydia, which also could shed light on other women’s health issues. This research is supported by the Avon Foundation for Women as part of its Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. Allen W. Tsang, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of internal medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

New Mission for Avon Foundation: Infectious Agents and Breast Cancer By Marc Hurlbert, Ph.D. reast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the United States.The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is approximately 1 in 8, and dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 36. As executive director, I have been leading the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade since 2004.


With a team of medical advisors, we identified three overarching research priorities to target Avon’s funding: 1. Understand what causes breast cancer and how to prevent the disease or reduce risk of the disease.

To achieve this goal, Avon formed the Avon Virus, Infectious Agents & Breast Cancer Research Consortium. In this consortium, there are 50 principal investigators and research scientists from the United States, Canada and Australia exploring the evidence for a contributory role in breast cancer causation for other bacteria and viruses. Avon has invested more than $7.2 million toward this line of research.

The Avon Foundation for Women is the world’s largest 2. Develop new blood tests to detect breast cancer (or corporate-affiliated philanthropy focused on issues that matter most to women. Today, Avon philanthropy breast cancer risk) in the healthy population, determine what “pre-cancers” will go on to become focuses on funding breast cancer research and access to care through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. Visit breast cancer, and determine what breast cancers will invade other parts of the body and metastasize. for more information. 3. Discover new treatments for metastatic breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer and other breast cancers not effectively treated with the drugs currently available.

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Home Town Feel With Feel Good Fashions! Story & pictures by Maria Glazener


alton’s Crossing sits as a cornerstone in the charming town of King. The historical building initially housed a bank in the early 1900s and is a landmark on the corner of Main Street and Dalton Road. You can feel the country charm as you walk along the street and especially upon entering Dalton’s Crossing, which is decorated with diverse fixtures and wall hangings. “We strive to carry a wide range of fashions and accessories at an assortment of price points so that we can attract a widespread audience,” says co-owner Joyce Mauldin-Ray. Joyce and her husband and co-owner, Wayne Ray, have been working vigorously during their first 1 1⁄2 years of being business owners. Dalton’s Crossing opened February 1, 2012, and continues to appeal to customers from near and far. “I love working at Dalton’s Crossing and thoroughly enjoy our regular customers and those stopping by for the first time. Building relationships and helping customers with their fashion needs are extremely important for us. We are fortunate to have wonderful part-time staff members who possess the same goals we have!” That is evident by the regular customers browsing through the store on any particular day. “The first time I came in, I went wild! I loved everything I saw,” says Julie Morgan, a long-time customer. “Every time I come back, I find so many things I want to buy! I love shopping here!” Joyce especially caters to women in their 30s and

up. Dalton’s Crossing carries clothing lines that range from basic essentials to earthy and trendy lines. “We carry styles for everyday wear, but are always looking for accessories to dress up an outfit and add flair,” she notes. “We also carry Thymes Lotions, Long Family Farm Soaps and Lotions, Coffees, etc.” Joyce says that her husband, Wayne, makes all the difference. “Dalton’s Crossing would not be what it is without him. Not only does he support me emotionally, he comes to the shop in the evenings to help with whatever requires attention. He is the backbone of our business.” They continually work as a team to make sure the shop is successful! Mauldin-Ray prides herself on hometown values. “We want customers to come in and enjoy their experience. There is no pressure to make a purchase; we want everyone to feel at ease and appreciated when they walk in the door. To have someone take time out of their schedule to come in and browse means so much to us.” You can see how much she enjoys her work by watching her face light up as she talks about her customers. “They are like family to us and we find so much joy in helping them with an outfit or a gift for someone special,” says Joyce. So next time you are looking for a little more customer service and unique fashions, look no further than Dalton’s Crossing. It is definitely worth driving 15 minutes north of Winston Salem! Dalton's Crossing is located at 102 E. Dalton Road, King. Take Hwy 52 and it is located off Exit 123 on the corner of Main Street and Dalton Road. Regular business hours are M-F 10-6, Sat. 10-4. For more information, visit their Facebook page or website at or phone 336.985.5464.

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GET OFF THE SIDELINES! I recently attended my high school class reunion. It’s been thirty years. (I know, it freaks me out, too!) A friend just told me that 1983 was equally significant in his life. He was BORN that year! (I sent flowers for his hospital stay.) Most days, I feel thirty! Ok, maybe that’s a stretch. In my mind, I’m thirty. As I cling to the railing on the way downstairs each morning, I feel so forty eight!

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While interacting with old friends that weekend, I couldn’t help but wonder, “When we envisioned our future all those years ago, did any of us believe it would look like this?” I didn’t! Let’s face it. We are not exactly what we dreamed for ourselves. For many of us, we’re not at all where we intended to be in this journey called life. It’s funny how age changes our perception, isn’t it? In our twenties, we set out to conquer the world. We feel invincible, unstoppable really. Our goals are grand. Our dreams are lofty. No one can slow our pace or diminish our pursuits. We will achieve! Thirty hits. (Time out! Why didn’t someone bother to tell us that time speeds up when you become an adult?) We’re not as far along the trajectory of our dreams as we initially planned, but we’ve still got time. After all, we’re just thirty. Forty comes out of nowhere! (Someone hit the panic button!) Much has gotten in the way of our dreams – mainly us. Our hopes are fading faster than we can fulfill them. We realize some of those noble ambitions are never going to materialize. Consequently, we try to recapture our youth, otherwise known as a mid-life crisis. (I don’t recommend this. It gets ugly.) Or we simply begin going through the motions. It’s as if the life has been squeezed right out of us. By the time we reach our fifties (I’m headed that way!), most folks realize their ambitions got buried somewhere along the way. They can’t remember when it happened or how. They just can’t recall the last time they actually considered their dreams. Tragically, too many people choose to sit on the sidelines at this point, cheering on their kids as they pursue their goals. These precious individuals genuinely believe their time has passed. NEWS FLASH! Nothing could be further from the truth! Whoever you are, wherever you find yourself, if you’re breathing, then listen to me! You were not made for the sidelines! God’s not finished with you yet! I know, some of you feel the need to explain all the reasons you’ve been disqualified. It sounds something like this: “I’m in this predicament because of my own stupid mistakes!” “My kids are a mess because I’m a pathetic parent.” “I’m paying for my past!” Have you forgotten that we’re talking about the all-knowing God? He knew you were going to mess up before you messed up. He realized your mistakes before He infused you with purpose. Your failures didn’t cause God to retreat even one inch in His plans for you. With full knowledge of your flaws, God has dreamed big for your future! In fact, God does some of His best work in the lives of those who have gotten to the end of self. When you hit the wall, realizing you don’t have what it takes, you become the perfect candidate for God to reveal all that He can achieve through you! If you’re sitting on the sidelines, I’m talking to YOU! God is calling YOU to an adventure! When we allow God to write our story, it’s always better than we deserve and greater than we can imagine for ourselves! I’m living proof! I never cease to be amazed at God’s incredible assignment upon my life. If He can do what He’s done in me, there’s no end to what He can accomplish in you! It’s time to get off the sidelines and taste the adventure. God’s got big dreams with your name on it! No, He’s not even close to being finished with you yet! In fact, He’s just getting started! For comments or prayer, contact Dr. Lanier at

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By Meghan E.W. Corbett iving in the Triad is very special because of its location between the mountains and the coast. In less than an hour, your family can enjoy the beauty of North Carolina mountains; and in less than four hours, you can throw a football or get some sun on the beach. There are so many wonderful activities available at both of these destinations, and the town of Boonville offers a rich history, gorgeous landscape and fantastic activities such as camping, ziplining and enjoying a delicious picnic in a vineyard. “Tradition says that the town of Boonville was built where two Indian trails crossed,” said Kimberly Seipel-Parks, owner of West Depot Creative. It is believed that the east and west trail was used by the Cherokees, and the north and south trail was used by the

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Catawbas. Daniel Boone made many visits to this region after his family moved from Pennsylvania to Bear Creek, near Mocksville, in 1750. In 1768, when he was 22 years old, Daniel Boone came to this area to bear and deer hunt on the Yadkin River. Some of the older residents have heard stories passed down from other generations that Daniel Boone frequently camped at a location a short distance west of Boonville Baptist Church, near a large spring and a large, hollow poplar tree. Early residents of Boonville said that Daniel Boone slept in this tree at night, which stood until 1928 when it was struck by lightning and destroyed. It is believed that Dr. Nathan B. Dozier built the first house in Boonville, and that either Dozier or William H. Rodwell named the town of Boonville after Daniel Boone.

The rich history behind Boonville lent itself well to the creation of a small town full of charm and character that would one day bring joy to all those who visited. “Boonville is a small town full of warm and friendly people,” said Seipel-Parks. “For residents and visitors, Boonville offers many outdoor activities set against a relaxing, rural landscape. Here you can go horseback riding, pick blueberries, hunt, enjoy the Yadkin River, go zip-lining, camp and more. Boonville is also in the heart of the Yadkin Valley wine region. There are two vineyards within Boonville (RagApple Lassie and Sanders Ridge), as well as many that are very close by. At Sanders Ridge, there is a very nice restaurant that serves local food, including organic vegetables that they grow in their garden.”

Now that fall is in full swing, it is the perfect time to enjoy the beauty of Boonville and all it has to offer. “Boonville is very close to the WinstonSalem area and would make a great place for a day trip or to camp for the weekend,” said Seipel-Parks. “This small town is a great getaway for families looking to unplug, relax, camp, kayak, etc.; couples looking to tour the Yadkin Valley Wine Region, stay at a guest cottage and have a romantic dinner at Sanders Ridge; guys wanting to camp, hunt and kayak for the weekend; or a group of girls looking for either a girls’ weekend or an afternoon of wine tasting and dinner.” For more information, visit Boonville online at Boonville is also on Facebook at

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By Justin Cord Hayes


n most days, if you saw her, you would think Lauren Freer is a sweet young lady with a nice smile and gentle demeanor. And she is. But she’s more than a million-dollar smile. She’s a fierce competitor in the sport of drag racing.

In a nutshell, drag racing involves pitting two souped-up cars against each other on a straight track that’s usually a quarter-mile long. The sport has hundreds of classes, which vary by such qualities as weight of the car, engine size, body style, etc. And, let’s be honest, it tends to be dominated by men. “Some men at the track call female drivers mop squeezers,” Freer says, “but I notice they give us a hard time the most when we beat them!” Freer’s been getting a hard time a lot lately. This past spring she defeated Michael Rastall in the Super Comp final at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Super Comp is one of the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) many classes. Another man who likely gave Freer a hard time this year is Steve Cohen. She left him choking on Valdosta dust, finishing an entire second ahead of him in the South Georgia Motorsports Park and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. For that race, Freer competed in the Top Dragster class. So, what led Freer to pilot an open-wheel dragster at over 200 miles per hour?

“My dad got me into drag racing,” she says. “I learned on a lawn mower at our lake house and then got my first car.” Lauren Freer’s dad is Paul Freer, founder of PF Plumbing. He also used to wrench for a Top Fuel Hydro boat racing team (Spirit of America). One of Paul Freer’s friends had gotten a junior dragster for his daughter, but she didn’t want it. It wound up at the Freers’ house and Lauren took to that little race car like a duck to water. She and her father also used to go to drag races. Graduating from spectator to competitor wasn’t much of a stretch. She began to win races in that junior dragster, and before long, she graduated to championship-quality dragsters produced by Undercover Motorsports. For the time being, Freer works at CMC Main in Charlotte as a Radiation Oncology Therapist, assisting in providing radiation treatment for cancer patients, and competes in races whenever she can, but she hopes one day to be a professional driver. “But to do that,” she says, “you have to bring a huge sponsorship with you.” Whether or not that big sponsorship ever comes, Freer is focused on racing and on winning big. Many races offer winners four-or-five-figure purses, but bracket racing can offer lifechanging money and nationwide fame. “My goal is to have two cars in a big money bracket race, take them to the final, get both the first and second place finish and take home all the money,” she says. Wow. I did mention she’s a fierce competitor, right?

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our health, most of us take diet, exercise and checkups seriously. However, when it comes to our eyes, we want to believe books and newspapers are now printed using smaller type; we cannot see the road signs because of the glare; and our TV’s picture is just not very sharp anymore. Instead of making excuses, we need to be proactive and make an appointment for an eye exam. Hawthorne Eye Associates was established in 1975 by Dr. Charles Tara. Today, the practice has grown to include a board certified ophthalmologist, two optometrists, a licensed optician, certified ophthalmic assistants, an optical assistant, a surgical coordinator, an experienced support staff of receptionists, and in-house administrative and billing departments. "Hawthorne Eye Associates offers comprehensive medical eye care and quality vision services," said Ginny Nagy, office administrator. "In addition to general eye exams for contact lenses and glasses, Hawthorne Eye Associates specializes in the care of medical and surgical diseases of the eye. Eye doctors use a wide variety of test and procedures to examine your eyes." Unlike many practices, the professionals at Hawthorne Eye Associates are able to perform many other eye procedures besides

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general eye exams for glasses and contact lenses. "Other services we provide include cataract and lens implant surgery - including premium lenses to correct astigmatism and provide multifocal correction; glaucoma; diabetic eye disease monitoring of eye pressure, visual fields and advanced 3-D optic nerve imaging to provide the best medical laser and surgical care of glaucoma; general eye examinations and medical evaluations; contact lens fittings; and a full service optical department," said Nagy. The doctors at Hawthorne Eye Associates are highly trained professionals who work diligently to provide the best in eye care health. Stephen Nagy, MD, joined the practice in 2002. A 1994 graduate of Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Dr. Nagy completed his residency at the University of Minnesota. He was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1999. Dr. Nagy is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has also served as the ophthalmology section chief for Forsyth Medical Center. Kent Doub, OD, graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. Dr. Doub currently serves on the Forsyth County Board of Health and previously held positions with Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind. Erin Fontaine, OD,

completed an advanced medical residency at WJB Dorn Veterans Administration Medical Center in Columbia, SC. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a member of the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association, and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. If there is a need for glasses or contacts once your exam is complete, an optician is right there to help. "Hawthorne Optical is a full-service facility offering individual specialized services in selection, fit and comfort of your glasses," said Nagy. "We are also there to assist with your contact lens needs. We offer a full line of frames from designer brands to value priced options. Our optician, Gregg Childress, has been providing professional consultations on selections and fit for our patients for more than 20 years. Our longtime patients leave our office confident that Gregg would never let them set foot out the door unless they were looking their best and feeling good about the look and comfort of their glasses or contacts." As an independent medical practice with a focus on personal service, you owe it to yourself and your eye health to make an appointment today. Hawthorne Eye Associates is located at 1364 Westgate Center Drive in Winston-Salem. Office hours are 7:45am-4:30pm MondayThursday and 7:45am-1pm Friday. For an appointment or more information, call 336-768-4140, or visit the website at




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By Denise Heidel

hat defines a woman? Married or single, mother or not, we cope with so many responsibilities. We support our families and ourselves. We are breadwinners and personal bookkeepers, making sure bills are paid each month. We juggle full time jobs, laundry, cooking, cleaning, and often, taking care of the needs of everyone around us, but neglecting our own needs. We forget our own personal worth and we fail to celebrate how fun it is to simply be a woman.


Boudoir is great for women who are ready to celebrate themselves! Simply-Boudoir is a Greensboro-based photography studio that specializes in boudoir. Owner Stacey Ingram shares, “I feel like boudoir empowers women because it allows them to reconnect with themselves in a sensual and realistic way. It makes them slow down, look at themselves, have fun choosing things that make them feel sexy, and lets them celebrate their bodies just how they are. No one is perfect but it shows them that they are beautiful, no matter their shape, size, color, or what life has thrown their way. It shows them that the power to feel sexy and beautiful starts within themselves and that it's okay to feel that!” A much different feeling than sorting the colors from the whites! When you come to Simply-Boudoir for a boudoir experience, you'll get just that - an experience. The studio is a beautiful, private 3,000 square foot loft studio space that features floor to ceiling windows with

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complete privacy in on-site changing and make up rooms. The all-female staff is there to make each individual woman feel beautiful, never judged. Boudoir is not just a gift for your husband or boyfriend (though they will thank you profusely!). It’s an opportunity to celebrate a weight loss journey, or the recovery of an illness. Stacey shares that many service women embrace boudoir photography as a way to feel feminine and pretty after fatigues and active duty. Stacey works with real women, who range from a size 2 to a size 22, who just want to feel good about themselves. Each client receives a guide with tips on how to prepare for their session. Stacey offers wardrobe consultations to help find the perfect outfits, and boudoir isn’t necessarily about lingerie. It can mean dressing in a pretty slip and pearls, as though you’re getting ready to go out. It can be that little black dress! It can be vintage or retro! Maybe one of your husband’s button-down dress shirts. Anything is possible in boudoir – the end result is a classy, sexy image! There are numerous benefits in having boudoir photography done by a photographer who only specializes in boudoir. Stacey knows how to pose a woman in a sexy way to flatter all types of figures. She knows lighting and how to make a woman feel at ease and comfortable in her environment. She also is meticulous about privacy, never sharing images without her client’s express written permission. On the day of the shoot, Stacey’s clients enjoy having their hair and

makeup professionally done, laughing and talking with Stacey and her team while music is playing in the background. Clients may bring wine or champagne to their session and if so, the team joins them in a toast to their day and the permission to feel beautiful. The session itself takes about three hours and includes up to five wardrobe changes. Pictures are edited within a couple of weeks and clients are invited back to have a “reveal” session, where they see their final images and choose their favorite products from a line of luxury albums, image collections, canvases, and more. Boudoir is not for everyone, but it can be life changing. Some women have shared that the photos even helped save their marriages! But most of all, it’s a way to build self-confidence in a safe environment with photos that may never be seen by anyone but the woman in the photograph. But she knows. And she knows that she looks classy. She knows that it was a revolutionary step that empowered her and allowed her to indulge in being a beautiful woman. Visit to learn more and contact Stacey for a personalized boudoir session of your own.


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In fact, after my fashion makeover, I walked out of the store with five dresses (including the aforementioned Kate Spade, a David Meister sundress, and a cocktail dress by Vera Wang), a skirt, a pair of pants by Ann Taylor, a cardigan, three jackets, two shirts, and a bag (because I do LOVE bags!) for $388.95. I was amazed that I got all that for less than the retail tag on my favorite new Kate Spade dress! In fact, the total estimated retail value of my fashion makeover was $2,284….a savings of $1,895.15! Now, THAT is some SASSy bargain shopping! Shelley named her store SASS because one of the definitions of the word sass, a shortened version of sassy, means “boldly smart.” Not only do I feel great searching through clothes in sizes I haven’t reached for in years, but I also I feel boldly smart for finding such incredible deals and saving so much money! I feel confident wearing my SASSy new clothes and feel great in them! Not only do I feel good wearing them, I made a boldly smart choice to shop consignment. SASS Consignment Boutique is a stop on the Forsyth Woman Consignment Shop Hop. If you are interested in learning more about consigning with SASS, check out the website at You can also visit the shop 3281 Robinhood Road. Photography by KC Chisolm. Hair styled by Erin Blakely of Designs by Erin

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coordinator. “Dr. Tina believes that having an opportunity to work out as a group helps us to keep our bodies healthy, our minds healthy, and we become closer as a team.” But if there’s one thing Merhoff and her team focuses on above all else, it’s bringing smiles to children’s faces…even before they sit down in a dental chair. Colorful murals cover the walls. Toys, funny clocks, games, books, and stuffed animals are everywhere. The office has several play areas. Each procedure room has a unique theme, designed to keep kids calm. That’s not an x-ray room. That’s the room with all the giraffes! That’s not a drill. That’s Mr. Bumpy! That’s not a shot (that word is never used at Merhoff & Associates). That’s sleepy juice. To top it all off, many of the procedure rooms have a view of a butterflyand-bird-bedecked garden. And, while you’re welcome to accompany your child to his or her prospective procedure room, Merhoff & Associates prefers you to let children go unaccompanied, in order to build trust. Don’t worry. There’s a coffee bar and chocolate chip cookies—made by office staff—out in the blue and green waiting room, remember? In short, Merhoff and her team hope to make a visit to the dentist a highlight of a child’s (and parent’s) day.

Dr. Tina Merhoff, Pediatric Dentist By Justin Cord Hayes ee if you can guess where you are. Upbeat, life-affirming music. A peaceful, blue and green color scheme. A coffee bar. Homemade chocolate chip cookies. Is it a bakery? Nope. A coffeehouse? Nope. Surprise! It’s a dentist’s office. Dr. Tina Merhoff, pediatric dentist, knows that children—of all ages—can find a visit to the dentist as appealing as a scraped knee or a credit card bill. She does everything she can to make parents and their precious patients enjoy their visit. “The atmosphere is one of love and kindness,” says office manager Judy Goldbach. “Dr. Tina wants families to walk in and feel comfortable and forget they are at the dentist’s office.” A pediatric dentist is a specialist dedicated to the oral health of children and the monitoring of their facial growth, which can determine how straight or how crooked you can expect your child’s smile to be as he or she ages. Merhoff and her team provide many

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beneficial services. For example, dental sealants, as their name suggests, put a protective seal over chewing surfaces, the spots at which four out of five cavities are most likely to occur. Composites can repair decayed areas and replace them with “toothcolored” fillings to keep smiles bright. Space maintainers can replace prematurely lost baby teeth, to ensure permanent teeth have room in which to grow. Dr. Merhoff’s team is the best-trained and educated you will find, and the equipment used is completely up-to-date. The dental professionals at Tina S. Merhoff & Associates often travel together as a team to attend professional development, seeking out cutting-edge techniques for their patients. Teamwork is crucial to the practice, and Merhoff even goes to lengths some might consider unusual in an effort to forge cohesiveness. “We all have the opportunity to work out together as a team during the week,” says Ashley McBride, dental hygienist and clinical

“We focus on the fact that we might be the only positive experience a parent and child has that day, and if this occurs, it makes us the reason we are here,” Goldbach says. “We cannot control what goes on outside these doors, but we can control this environment and try to make it provide a good experience.” Contact Tina S. Merhoff & Associates at 336-659-9500 or 1-800-905-7193. The office is located at 185 Kimel Park Drive, Suite 202, in Winston-Salem. The practice’s Web site is

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#areyouaccentprone? By Maria Glazener

usband and wife team Cheri and Justin Lingafelt love their job! With meshed backgrounds in jewelry and furniture design, it is no wonder they enjoy coming to work each day. They are also excited about their new expansion. “We have almost doubled our space and our inventory,” says Justin. “We have many more choices to choose from,” says Cheri. “One walk through the store and you notice that it encompasses the whole realm of design. We have a little something of everything: rustic, shabby chic, industrial, formal, eclectic, and country French, are just a few of the styles we carry.”


“They may not know their style, but they do know what they like and we can help classify and define their style. Also, bringing in measurements of rooms and spaces helps to narrow down options and know what size piece they will need.” Accent Prone gets a full truck load each week, which is usually 20 to 30 pieces, so the store is always changing and there is always something new to see! “We have customers who come in weekly to see what new items have arrived, and we love that we get to meet so many new people and build relationships with them!” comments Cheri. “We see people often when they are looking for certain pieces and then may not see them for a few months until they are back looking to liven up a new space.”

Accent Prone is not a consignment store – all of the pieces they carry are High Point Furniture Market samples. “We get many of the newest styles months before other stores would get them,” says Justin. “We like to take individual pieces and mix and match them to help the customer find their own personal style. We do not carry matched sets and suggest to our customers to buy the big pieces first and then fill in the rest with Accent Prone.” As Cheri notes, “We are the jewelry to the room!”

As Cheri points out, “You don’t have to spend a lot on accents to change a look. A little money can go a long way at Accent Prone; we sell our pieces at wholesale. We want people to get more bang for their buck and with accents, if you get tired of one look, you can always change things up with a few new focal pieces. One of the wonderful things about the pieces at Accent Prone is they are versatile and can be used in different rooms or moved around to different spaces.”

For customers who want design help, Cheri and Justin suggest they bring in their Pinterest boards or photos of what they like when looking for something at Accent Prone. “It is very helpful when customers bring in pictures for us to see,” says Cheri.

Even if you do not find what you are looking for, Cheri and Justin offer a Wish List. Cheri says, “If a customer is looking for a certain item or piece of

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furniture, we keep a list and look out for those items and then let the customer know when we find something they might like.” And Accent Prone is not just for your home; they carry styling accents for you, as well. The store has expanded its fashion accents to include scarves and unique jewelry. Many customers come in

looking for furniture and then walk out with gifts for their friends and themselves. “With the upcoming holidays, we are adding more gift items to the store” says Justin. Cheri and Justin are looking to expand online as well. You can find more information on their website at, like

them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and Instagram @AccentProne and be sure to search for their hashtag #areyouaccentprone?. They are always posting new arrivals and a new contest is coming up soon!

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hings change. Life makes sure of it. Some changes are major and some are insignificant. Either way, we cannot stop them from happening. We can, however, make plans that will ensure an easier transition as we age. We see the signs that maintaining a home or lifestyle is difficult, but sometimes it is easier to ignore them than to admit help is needed. For those realizing this change is near for themselves or loved ones, Vienna Village should be top on the list of homes to visit.


By Susan Woodall

"Vienna Village is a very unique and special place to call home," said Cheri Malek, Director of Community Relations at Vienna Village Assisted Living. "We are family owned and operated with the owners living on-site and involved on a daily basis. We are now in the third generation of family operation, and we are committed to giving the residents our best care. We take pride in our excellent reputation in the community. To us, the care is personal. We hire people who have a caring heart and take pride in the work they do. We address individual preferences as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;needs,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; making every effort to make each resident feel at home." With 90 assisted living bedrooms, a staff ratio greatly exceeding State requirements, and a four-star (highest) rating by the State, Vienna Village offers residents unparalleled care in a beautiful, comfortable place to call home. "Jim (Lowe) and I have always loved Vienna Village," said Ann Lowe, Owner/Administrator of Vienna Village. "We've loved being here. We live on the campus. If something happens, we're here because this has been our life. For the last 40 + years, it has been our mission to care for these folks. All come to Vienna Village with a history and background that is rich. Once they walk through the door at Vienna Village, I want them to be the best they can be every day." For those who prefer independent living, there are 9 cottages on site that provide maintenance-free living and weekly housekeeping. Each cottage is equipped with a fire alarm and emergency call system to guarantee peace of mind about getting emergency help when needed. There is also an optional dining plan available for cottage residents. Unlike many assisted living facilities, there are no entrance fees or buy-ins at Vienna Village. "In assisted living, the contract is month-to-month, and in the cottages, the lease is for one year, converting to month-to-month thereafter,â&#x20AC;? said Malek. "We waive any lease restrictions if the needs of the resident require a move to assisted living."

The care residents receive at Vienna Village is unmatched. "Vienna Village's philosophy is that we can best maintain the mental and physical well-being of each resident by providing exceptional personal care," said Malek. "This includes assisting residents with bathing, grooming, dressing and other activities of daily living; providing delicious, nutritious meals on a daily basis; providing accurate medicine administration based on physician's orders, as well as transportation to and from medical appointments; providing daily housekeeping and laundry services; and offering large and small group activities to entertain and engage the residents." Vienna Village also offers on-site physician services provided by a geriatric internal medicine physician for primary care needs, as well as podiatry services. "In addition,â&#x20AC;? noted Malek, â&#x20AC;&#x153;on-site physical and occupational therapy can be coordinated for residents based on the recommendations of a physician." Another unique benefit of Vienna Village is that once a monthly fee is determined, there is no extra charge for amenities, which include: guest meals - invite family and friends to dine with you just as you may have in your home before coming to Vienna Village; weekly manicures; weekly beauty shop appointments; newspaper delivered to your room; daily transportation available M-F; and cable TV and Wi-Fi. "The Assisted Living residents LOVE our beautiful flower gardens throughout our grounds," said Malek. "We have lovely porches with ceiling fans, rocking chairs and ornamental fountains. There are also paths to enjoy all the way around our property which are wheel chair accessible." For more information or to arrange a tour, call Vienna Village at 336-945-5410. Vienna Village is located at 6601 Yadkinville Road in Pfafftown. Visit the website at

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Unveils Note Worthy Gifts By Meghan E.W. Corbett & Carolyn S. Peterson


n this age of immediate gratification, communication has become about emails, tweets, instant messages and social media outlets. We spend much of our time Facebooking, getting Linked In or Tweeting, leading us to believe that the quicker we can communicate the better, right? Not always. For all the multimedia modes of communication, nothing compares to the thrill of opening the mailbox and finding a personal letter, note or invitation that has been written and addressed just for you. Eleven years ago, Jennifer Stern decided to make that personal touch trendy again and opened a home stationery and invitation business that she knew would one day turn into a retail location. “Because of the tremendous support from family, friends and customers, we were able to open our first location off Peacehaven Road and Country Club Road,” said Owner Jennifer Stern. “With our first store, we also began to offer gifts. As our customer base grew, we realized not only did our clientele enjoy giving a personalized note, but also a unique gift. We simply outgrew our space and it was time to move to our current

location in Thruway Shopping Center so that we could expand our gift line. Now, Note Worthy is known as a gift store that also offers stationery and invitations.” As such, opening a second location devoted to gifts seemed only natural. “After being in our Thruway location for three years, we began to talk about expanding,” said Stern. “Again, only because of our customer support did we finally take the plunge and open our new store in the Village at Robinhood at the intersection of Robinhood Road and Meadowlark Drive.” Just like that, Note Worthy Gifts was born, and area residents could not be more thrilled! Stern and her team have impeccable taste and stock the shelves with nothing but the best in unique, yet sophisticated, paper and gifts, which they carried over to the new location as well. “We knew that we wanted to offer the same great, one-of-a-kind gifts we offer at Thruway (baby, children, home, tween, wedding, etc.) but also be in a location that we felt was up and coming, and near our original location to return to some of our customers that live on that side of town.” Getting specific about items Note Worthy consistently carries can be a lengthy list! There are so many fabulous pieces throughout the store, but Caroline Soesbee, manager of Note Worthy Gifts, shared a few of her favorites! “We offer baby clothing from Kissy Kissy, Rosalina and Mud Pie,” said Soesbee. “The clothes range from classic and smocked to

fun, including baby hats, bibs and blankets. We have adorable ties and bow ties for boys from ages zero to 10 years by Tadpole and Lily. We also have really cute hair bows arriving soon. Children’s gifts include fun block sets, magnetic scenes (that can keep kids occupied in the car, out to eat, or on an airplane), puzzle sets and alphabet magnetic letters that stick to magnetic frames. There are plenty of home décor and kitchen items, like aluminum, food safe serving ware, recipe boxes and weekly menu planners. We also have three lines that are exclusive to the new Robinhood Store: Aquiesse, Simpatico (both are candle lines), and K. Hall (lotions, soaps, and candles). We have all shapes and sizes of Scout bags, bins and totes, and Lilly Pulitzer has already proven to be a best seller at the new location. There are greeting cards for all occasions and ‘happy everything’ plates with interchangeable attachments for every occasion and/or holiday.” Phew! One of the major elements of Stern’s success in retail is how closely she listens to her customers. “We listened to what our customers said they were looking for when we opened our second location,” said Stern. “We hand picked their favorite gift lines and added four new lines as well -- Simpatico Home candles, K. Hall Designs, Aquiesse candles and Kissy Kissy baby clothing.” Those who know Note Worthy well know how successfully it remains on the cutting edge of what is new and special. While

there is always something original and different available, Stern prides herself in consistently providing the best in classic stationery with brands like Crane & Co. and William Arthur. No matter how fastpaced our lives get, writing thank-you notes will always be revered and expected in our society. “A hand written note on personal stationery seems more valued due to the effort involved,” said Stern. “It is nice to know someone took the time to sit down, write a note, address it and drop it in the mail or deliver it in person.” Living in the south is very special, and southern etiquette is a big part of that. “Etiquette in the south continues to be passed down from generation to generation,” said Emily Perry, manager of the Thruway location. “We see so many parents and grandparents buying personalized stationery for their children or grandchildren to write thank you notes for graduation gifts, birthday gifts and Christmas presents. It’s a great practice our younger audience can use, especially when it comes time to begin the adult job search.” Writing personal letters to thank

a potential employer after an interview not only shows character, but also illustrates how you will interact with future customers or clients; dropping a letter in the mail to thank your future mother-inlaw for a delicious dinner never hurts; and sending a love letter through the mail for a special anniversary surprise is a great way to show the one you care that you thought ahead! No matter what the occasion, the formality of the note, or the restrictions of a budget, Note Worthy has the perfect selection on hand with experts to help with every step of the design process. Note Worthy Fine Paper and Gifts is located at 282 South Stratford Road in Winston-Salem. Store hours are MondaySaturday 10am-6pm. Note Worthy Gifts is located at 5353 Robinhood Road in Winston-Salem. Store hours are MondayFriday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am5pm. For more information, visit the website at or call 336.724.1430 or 336.923.5661.

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’ve never been afraid of heights, but standing up among the trees, I reconsidered my vertiginous insouciance. I mean…THAT IS A LONG WAY DOWN. How did I get into this?

On a recent Saturday, I took my nine-year-old son, Parker-John, to Kersey Valley’s zipline. Although best known for its annual Spookywoods haunted attraction, the company’s zipline is becoming quite popular and well known. One reason for that is the attraction’s quality. Kersey Valley, Inc.’s president, Tony Wohlgemuth, zipped through a Belizean forest in 2005 and decided right then and there – in mid-air – to build a zipline on his family-owned Archdale property. “When we first went to Guilford County for approval, they didn’t know what to do with us,” said Wohlgemuth. “I told them that I was going to exceed the international standard.” Kersey Valley’s zipline contains engineered towers constructed with safety in mind. They are now the gold standard competitors must meet in order to gain county approval.

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But, standing up there with the birds, amid a crowd of other flyers, all those safety features didn’t keep my heart from pounding or my throat from going dry. My son seemed a lot less freaked out than his old man. Before we got up there, our flight instructors, Roy and Darrel, fit Parker-John and me for our flight suits. The suit was a little tight, which is normal, but I realized that my plan to take pictures wouldn’t come to pass. I couldn’t get anything into or out of my pocket, and I understood why we were told to visit the restroom prior to flight. I was up on the first, central tower, getting ready to defy gravity. The next tower looked impossibly far away, and I’d already forgotten everything I was told about how to brake, where to put my hands, etc. Our instructors reminded us of all that. They must be used to new flyers suffering from temporary, fear-induced amnesia. “Don’t start braking until I tell you,” Roy said five or six times, before he took off for the adjoining tower. He was over there to receive all of us and unhook us from the zipline. It was my turn, and I wasn’t looking down. I was most EMPHATICALLY not looking down. Darrel positioned my hands and told me to pull up my knees. But…that meant I’d be in mid-air. Oh, yeah. That’s the idea. I lifted my knees. I was flying! Oh, man, it was cool! Trees zoomed by in a blur. It wasn’t scary at all. It was exhilarating! I understood why we were told not to start braking too soon. That tower was coming up pretty fast, but Roy kept shouting not to brake yet. The lines basically go down and then back up as they near a tower, so gravity acts as a brake. Still, I was going a little too fast. Roy gave me the signal to brake, and I promptly used the wrong hand. I had gloves on both hands, but since I’m a lefty, the braking glove was on my left hand. I put my right hand on the wire a little too hard and practically jerked to a stop. Fortunately, I made it to the tower. Roy reminded me to use the OTHER hand for braking, or I could burn through the glove. I won’t lie. I did a rotten job of braking all afternoon. My next concern was Parker-John. I stood there on the tower, adrenaline starting to diminish a bit. But I was worried. What if he chickened out? What if he hated it? What if he forgot how to brake? What if? What if? What if? No worries. Here came my boy. Yelling—with delight—and coasting up to the tower like a pro. “I like this, daddy,” he said. “I was scared a little bit.” “That’s okay, son,” I told him. “You were afraid and did it anyway. I’m proud of you.” He smiled. “Can I be first next time?” he asks.

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Local Authors Help You Wise Up! & Get Organized By Jan Allison

Do you have all of your personal and financial information organized in one place if needed during an emergency?


ive years ago, sisters Morgan Orr and Penelope (Penny) Orr Spry were faced with a twofold tragedy involving these types of information voids. Their father had died suddenly and their mother, who was suffering from dementia, was unable to assist with any of the countless tasks that needed immediate attention. The sisters were at a loss as to where to find financial and personal information and what steps needed to be taken first. Determined not to put their own children through such a challenging situation, Morgan and Penny began working together on getting their own affairs in order. “We just wanted to make things easier for our own children but we soon realized what we were doing could be helpful to so many others,” explains Penny. The idea grew into the first book being published in the Wise Up!

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Do you know what your parents’ requests would be at the time of their passing?

Life Organization Series ~ Organizing Your Final Wishes. Morgan recounts “Once we had written Final Wishes, the ideas for more books to help others just kept coming.” Those ideas have led to the publication of five books in the Life Organization Series ~ Organizing Your Final Wishes, Organizing for Disasters, Organizing the Birth of Your Child, Organizing for Hospital Visits and Organizing Important Dates. How many times do you write instructions for your pet sitter just for them to be thrown away at the end of each trip? While writing the life series, Penny was struck again by tragedy with the loss of her beloved black Lab, Watson, due to an information void. “I was out of the country for two weeks for business and had hired a pet sitter to care for Watson,” Penny says. “Upon returning home I

Do your children have records of all of the important dates in your family’s history?

found the pet sitter had become ill and hired someone else to care for Watson, but didn’t communicate the need for his medications,” Penny explains with great sadness. Two weeks later Watson passed away. Once again turning pain into positive, Penny and Morgan wanted to keep other pet owners from suffering such a tragedy. “After seeing Penny’s heartbreak, and having my own passion for animals, I suggested to Penny that we expand our organizational series to include pets,” Morgan says. And the Wise Up! Pets series came to life ~ Organizing the Care of My Dog, Organizing the Care of My Cat, Organizing the Care of My Small Pet, Organizing the Care of My Bird, Organizing the Care of My Fish and Organizing the Care of My Reptile.

Each workbook provides a guide for gathering vital information needed to be prepared for anything by using a fill-in-theblank format. Penny states, “We wanted the books to be easy to use and result in all information being available in one convenient place.” While researching the books, the sisters found other how-to guides for accomplishing the same goal, but not a single book that provided the space to accurately capture your information in a logical format. Are you ready to Wise Up and be prepared for life’s many challenges? The eleven book series is available for purchase at Wise Up Pets Wise Up Life Wise Up Pets Wise Up Life


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Express Yourself….Let There Be Light! “Light is the magical ingredient that makes or breaks a space; it’s one of the most important elements in all my interiors.” —Interior designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz

ave you noticed it is getting dark earlier? I happen to be one of those people who love the longer nights and by October, I am ready to get my hour back from Day Light Savings Time. Night time is usually my time to sew or do hand stitching, and nights are just too short once DLST starts in the spring to accomplish my projects.


Lighting is important when I sew or do handwork. I have Ott lights by both my sewing machine and my comfy chair, and there is also good overhead lighting in my sewing room. Task lighting is important to provide adequate lighting for a task; natural lighting from your windows lets outside light in; and general lighting from overhead canisters or ceiling lights, track lights or chandeliers, can all be good light sources. But it is the accent lighting from lamps that is most important when it comes to decorating your home. Lamps provide warmth and intimacy. The lamp’s shape and design are to be considered when accessorizing your room. Remember to create a triangle with the placement of lamps in your room. This will spread the light around the room. You can use more than three but definitely have three, even in bedrooms. Where do I shop for lamps for my clients? HomeGoods, JC Penneys, Target, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Accent Prone,, Meg Brown Home Furnishings and, of course, all the great consignment stores in the area (a new updated shade – maybe all that’s needed) are all great places to look.

Guidelines to keep in mind when shopping for a new lamp: • Approximate heights: End table lamps ........26” to 33” tall Bedside table lamps 22” to 28” tall Lamps on dressers 20” to 24” tall • Make sure a lamp on an end table does not block the view or get in the way of conversation. • Measure and make sure the lamp’s shade does not extend past the table’s perimeter. • Use a bulb in the lamp that is at least 60 watts or higher if you intend to use the lamp for reading. • Relate the lamp to your furnishings in the room by making sure the height and weight is right. For example: an accent-sized lamp would not look right next to an oversized sofa. • Don’t have a pair of matching lamps? The lamps do not have to be twins but should have the same visual weight and height. Also, the color and material should be the same. • Remember that crystal lamps always need a white shade or the crystal will look dull. • Consider the shape of the base of the lamp when shopping for a new lamp shade. For a round base, look for a round shade. The holidays are approaching. Does your home need to be freshened up for the holidays? ReDESIGNS by Ava can help you with using the best of what you have, helping you choose new furniture and accessorizes, or updating a kitchen or bath. Call soon to schedule an appointment.

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oodard & Company Asset Management Group, Inc. is an independent registered investment advisor. Woodard & Company started doing business in Winston-Salem in 1985 when John Woodard left the brokerage environment of E.F. Hutton & Co. to manage investment portfolios. John developed a managed stock portfolio called Market Leaders, where high quality companies that were industry leaders were selected in a sector-neutral portfolio. In the early 1990s, Dr. Larry Hungerford joined Woodard & Company, and Woodard and Dr. Hungerford started working together to enhance asset allocation utilizing no-load mutual funds. Together they developed their Tactical Asset Allocation portfolio management style. In 1994 John’s wife Joan Woodard, CPA, joined Woodard & Company and specialized in portfolio management software and retirement plans such as 401(k) plans as the business continued to grow. Over the next several years, additional advisors Steve Hungerford and Todd Senter joined the company, as well as operational staff members to assist with the ever growing demands at the firm. Woodard & Company is different from brokerage firms in that they are registered with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission solely as an investment advisor. They do not broker (sell) investment products or insurance products such as annuities. They are simply “fee-only” discretionary asset managers and not fee-based, which can include commission products. As a registered investment advisor, Woodard & Company, by law, must act as a fiduciary on behalf of the client. In other words, they have to put the client’s financial interest ahead of their own. This business model serves to eliminate conflict of interest with the client that can be brought on when selling commission based stocks, bonds, mutual funds and annuities. The firm believes in “the Golden Rule,” treating others the way you would like to be treated. Woodard & Company approaches their job of portfolio management as a team. The advisors do not each have their own book of business, which would result in competition inside the walls of the firm, but instead take a team approach. By working as a team, they put the client first. As a registered investment advisor, Woodard & Company is also required by law to custody their assets under management with a third party custodian. Therefore, Woodard & Company

currently custodies approximately $450 million with Fidelity, placing them among the leading investment firms in North Carolina. While Woodard & Company independently provides asset management for their clients, Fidelity gives them a state-of-the-art institutional trading platform to do their job. If you believe your portfolio needs a second look or have general questions about investing in today’s environment, give Woodard & Company a call. They have been servicing investors in the Piedmont Triad for close to 30 years and are always happy to discuss the possibility of doing business with prospective clients at no cost. They can be reached at 336-998-7000 or 800-214-1144. Their office is located at 117 Kinderton Blvd., Bermuda Run, NC 27006.


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HUMMINGBIRD DESIGN FLORALS/GIFTS/ EVENTS Making Life Extra Special By Carolyn S. Peterson reating gifts with a special touch definitely runs in the family for Debi Huskins, owner of Hummingbird Design, a Winston-Salem floral and gift shop located at Sherwood Plaza. “My mother, Beulah Huskins, had a way of making a day or a room more beautiful by just walking through it, whether she straightened a chair, or gave you a smile of encouragement. When my sister Susan and I left for college, she followed her dream of becoming a florist and opened Hummingbird Designs in Salisbury, NC, until her death in 2009. I never thought that one day I’d be doing the same thing!” recalled Debi.


A Part of Life’s Moments With a professional background in visual and retail merchandising, Debi has a touch for transforming the ordinary into the exceptional. “Showing someone you care through a unique gift or beautiful floral

arrangement is a very special and personal experience,” said Debi. “When I opened Hummingbird Design, I knew I wanted to create a destination for unique, hand-picked pieces and flowers. The shop is designed around different gift occasions, from baby showers to weddings to hostess gifts, so you will always find something special each time you come in.” Hummingbird Design also hosts classes at the shop with different themes, from setting a beautiful table to wreath making. And, at the request of her customers, Debi invites small groups into the shop after hours for personal parties. “We love the opportunity to showcase how the exceptional home accessories or floral elements offered in the shop come together to create a one-of-a-kind table setting or floral arrangement,” said Debi. Knowing that she is involved in key life moments, from baby showers to housewarming parties, Debi puts special emphasis on delivering exceptional personal service. “When I opened Hummingbird Design, I wanted to create a level of service that would set us apart for our customers,” said Debi. A customer favorite is her Subscription Floral and Gift Program. “We make sure that our customers don’t forget those special occasions in life by reminding them of an upcoming birthday or anniversary. One family used the service in a creative way. A favorite customer was going through cancer treatments so, on every Monday, we would deliver a different plant and

she would look forward to seeing what new plant might arrive. Another customer was a dad out of the country who got a call from his daughter who was attending Wake Forest University saying she was having a bad day. We sent a little something over and made her day; later that year she turned 21 and we got a call from her dad, so a piece of jewelry, a beautiful floral bouquet and a sweet card later, dad was batting a thousand!” Another unique program is the Hummingbird Design Wish Book. “Customers simply write down their favorite pieces from the shop – items that they like but just can’t bring themselves to buy. When birthdays, holidays or other occasions arise, friends and family have gift ideas they know will be a hit!” For Debi and her staff, Claire, Hannah, Carolyn and Terry, there is no sweeter reward than helping their customers find just the right gift or flower arrangement for someone special. Special Times Call for a Special Touch In addition to gifts and flowers, Debi also consults with her customers on special events, from weddings and corporate events to funerals and parties at home. “Understanding the environment and tone that my customers are looking to set for their events helps me design the flowers and accessories they need to ensure that the day has a special touch,” said Debi. “My passion is being able to take their vision for the event, and work to make it a reality.”

With Hummingbird Design a success, Debi knows that she didn’t get where she is today without a lot of support and love. “My dad has been with me every step of the way, offering counsel and encouragement always, and lunch every Thursday. I could not have done this without him. The two of us say, ‘what would Mom have done?’ She would’ve loved to be a part of this project and we keep her in mind every step of the way. And, I’m so grateful for the support of my friends and neighbors like Robin, Nancy and Velerie. Two key mentors are also business owners here in Sherwood Plaza – Shirley Bailey at Sew Original and Eddie Schapira at River Birch Lodge. Without the encouragement of these individuals, Hummingbird Design would not be what it is today,” said Debi. Although owning a business has its challenges, Debi sees Hummingbird Design as a true blessing. “Owning a floral and gift shop may not be what I expected to be doing now in my life, but God has a way of changing your plans and substituting ones that are way better than what you dreamed.” Hummingbird Design is located at Sherwood Plaza, 3354 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, NC. Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday 10:00-5:00 or by appointment for your convenience. For more information call 336.765.6545 or visit

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Consignment & Boutique

By Justin Cord Hayes

learned what she could and formulated her own business plan. “Everybody knows location, location, location,” Henderson says, “but next in importance is presentation, presentation, presentation.”


s a guy, I rarely go to consignment shops, but Sweet Repeat Consignment Shop in Clemmons will be a certain stop whenever I find myself in that village.

I don’t have anything against consignment shops, per se. I’ve just found that the few I’ve visited rarely have any items for men. In fact, I’ve felt uncomfortable stares from patrons and employees alike. If they had thought balloons over their heads, they’d be wondering, “What is HE doing in here?” Sweet Repeat didn’t make me feel that way at all. When I walked in, the employees—who didn’t know I was a y-chromosome-carrying writer for Forsyth Woman—welcomed me with sincere greetings and offered me assistance. They pointed me to a small section of gentleman’s clothing, so, from the get-go, they already are “man friendly.” And owner Bridget Henderson hopes to make her shop even more so. She intends to expand to a new, larger location, and one of the additions she will make is a “man cave” section, complete with tools and various stuff for the garage. In addition, Henderson plans to offer a selection of used sports equipment. After all, kids change their minds all the time about just what sort of sports star they want to be. Why let those soccer pads collect dust? “I want to be a mini, little one-stop shop, with something for everyone,” Henderson says. She’s already on her way, in my opinion. As noted, the store has a fairly sizeable selection of men’s clothes, as well as all kinds of toys guys might want to pick up for their kids. I spied a child-sized golf cart and a NASCAR-themed riding toy during my visit, for example. The desire to offer competitively-priced clothing, furniture, knickknacks, jewelry, and toys was what motivated Henderson to open Sweet Repeat in the first place. She and her husband have two boys, who, like all boys, miraculously outgrow their shirts and pants within minutes of putting them on for the first time, leaving the clothing pristine and practically unused. “I had a ton of stuff,” Henderson says, “and I figured if I have this much stuff, then there must be others in this area in the same situation.” She bided her time and watched as other businesses opened and then folded. She

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That’s why Sweet Repeat is immaculately clean, even as it has areas for children to give toys a test run. Everywhere you look is something bright, colorful, and possibly unusual, such as a set of bird feeders constructed from license plates advertising area universities. As I observed personally, the staff is friendly and helpful. Clearly, what Henderson is doing is working since the store just celebrated its one-year anniversary, is seeking to expand, and is nearly ready to launch its own Web site. So many folks want to offer their gently used items for consignment that the store has been forced to make consignment by appointment only. In case you don’t know how the system works, it’s basically like this: You bring in a pair of jeans. Staff will use eBay or other sites to determine the likely resale worth of the jeans. Then, Sweet Repeat will sell them at that price for three weeks, giving you half of the sale if someone snaps them up. After three weeks, prices begin to lower by 25 percent, 50 percent, and, finally, 75 percent. After ninety days, you can pick up your jeans, or they will be donated to an area charity. “We try to be open-minded when people bring consignment in,” Henderson says. “Just because one person doesn’t like it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Everyone’s tastes are different.” I enjoyed my visit to Sweet Repeat Consignment Shop very much. It’s man friendly, woman friendly, kid friendly. In short, it’s people friendly, and it’s very likely to have just the item of clothing or living room accent piece you’ve been seeking. Sweet Repeat Consignment Shop is at 3612 Clemmons Road in Clemmons (just west of the library). Contact the shop at 336-778-1409.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month By Meghan E.W. Corbett

and it is a choice, do it for the same reasons. They want control over the victim. Abusers rarely change because they do not think their actions are wrong. You are not going to change that person. They must make that change for themselves.” In honor of this effort, The Battered Women’s Shelter in Winston-Salem will collect items for domestic violence survivors in shelters and transition during the month of October. Needed items include sheets, comforters, blankets, bedspreads, towels, shower curtains, small rugs and pillows. They will also collect unused diapers, Pull-Ups®, wipes, crib sets, sippy cups, bibs and formula for children.

omestic violence affects more than those who suffer as victims. The emotional and physical abuse translates into other environments, including work and social interactions. In many cases, those who abuse others in a private setting will also abuse power in other areas of life, while those suffering with abuse can pass along the stresses associated with it to loved ones, friends or coworkers, causing irreparable damage to those relationships.


“Domestic violence affects everyone in our community,” said Brittany Murray, victim assistance coordinator with the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Victim Assistance Unit. “If one person is suffering, if one person is hurting, if one person is being abused—our entire community is affected. October is set aside as Domestic Violence Awareness Month to educate our friends, families and community to remember those who lost their lives as a result of domestic abuse, and to celebrate the survivors that have come so far. We never want domestic violence to take a back seat and be forgotten. We want to talk about it, find new ways to empower victims and punish offenders, and continue to fight the fight that we hope will one day end.” Murray’s dedication to ending domestic violence stems from her lifelong desire to help people by serving as an advocate to empower them, in addition to the startling statistics regarding domestic violence. “In 2012, the Winston-Salem Police Department (WSPD) responded to 5,189 domestic violence related calls,” said Murray. “This number includes both adult and juvenile victims. We know that every domestic violence situation is different. It may be physical, emotional, verbal or psychological. And, while each party involved is unique in their own way, all abusers seek the same thing—power and control. A person that chooses to abuse another,

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For those interested in educating themselves on how to help in the effort to eradicate domestic violence, visit Family Services, Inc. “Because much of the information regarding victims is confidential, one of the best opportunities available to raise awareness is to educate yourself and those around you,” said Murray. “Family Services, Inc. offers Domestic Violence 101 and Sexual Assault 101 courses for those interested in learning more. Volunteers wanting to assist with the domestic violence and sexual assault crisis lines must first complete the aforementioned courses.” The main goal of Domestic Violence Awareness Month is to help the victims. “If you are in an abusive relationship, it is important to report any and all instances of abuse to local law enforcement,” said Murray. “Even if the law enforcement officer tells you that an arrest cannot be made, it is okay—you need that documented report for your records and to create a ‘paper trail’ for yourself. We realize that not every victim feels safe reporting to law enforcement. If that is the case, keep a log or journal of the abuse in a safe place.” It is important to understand how to best help those in need, and Murray is doing just that. “Many people ask me, ‘Why doesn’t the victim just leave?’” said Murray. “I think we should be asking, ‘What is the abuser doing to that victim to make him/her stay?’ Let’s place the blame where it belongs—on the abuser. The answer is not that simple. There are countless factors that abusers use to keep the victim in the abusive relationship. Some victims and abusers have children together and they are hesitant to leave because there is no custody agreement in place. Some victims do not work and rely on the abuser’s income to survive. Some victims have no support system because the abuser has isolated the victim from her family and friends, caused her to lose her job, and destroyed her passport. Some victims are forced to stay due to extreme fear of their abusive partner, because of threats that have been communicated or past abusive behavior. My job as an advocate is not to make decisions for the victims, but to present options for him/her and to empower that victim to make whatever decision they know is best. After all, victims always know their abuser better than we ever will. We must listen to them and let their voices be heard.” For more information, contact Brittany Murray at 336.773.7860, or visit the Winston-Salem Police Department’s website at

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An Oktoberfest Block Party Celebration at the River Ridge Tap House By Lisa S.T. Doss


elebrating the festiveness of October is a long practiced, worldwide tradition. Adults quickly become excited in hearing the word “Oktoberfest,” simply for the enjoyment of others and the delicious amber drink. The River Ridge Tap House of Clemmons is thrilled to host its first annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 19th. Catering to families, an autumn themed “block party” will have children dancing to music and enjoying the many activities and rides available. By mid-afternoon, beer aficionados will be appeased with food, featuring the fireside chicken stew, a wide-selection of seasonal beers, and live entertainment. True to the spirit of the fall season, the block party, spanning 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, kicks off with special activities and games designated for children of all ages. Children can enjoy demonstrating their artistic talents in painting a pumpkin, or board a wagon for a hayride in a face painted disguise. The choice may be difficult, but boys and girls can mask their faces with interesting designs such as a tiger or cat, pumpkin or ghost.

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Siblings or friends may enjoy a fun, competitive game of corn hole, or play in the bounce house. Before engaging in even more activities, children will want to take advantage of the food options. While a popcorn machine will be present, hamburgers and hotdogs will be available, too. Families can also enjoy a meal from the family dining room or year-round patio. Kid menus offer handmade pizza, fish and chips, and all-time favorites like grilled cheese and chicken tenders. All entrees can be ordered as a small portion to suit children and seniors. Patrons of the River Ridge Tap House may recognize the men and women attending to the children’s stations. While Kenya Barnes and Kelly Forrester are employees, they are also independent business owners and will have stands to share samples with the community. Mary Kay and neighboring businesses Simply Tart, Steel Roots Hair Salon, Invio Consignment Shoppe, the Computer Shop, and many others will offer interesting demonstrations, samples, and giveaways at their booths. Party-goers can find samples of apple cider or go glamorous,

by having feather extensions added to their hair. The Tap House will also provide information and details about their catering services and private second dining room reserved for family events and parties. Local businesses are welcome to participate. Please contact the restaurant at 336712-1883 if interested. The River Ridge Tap House is not shy about participating in a party. Attending Downtown’s “Ribfest,” the Tap House attracted community attention for their diversified beer selections. Marketing Director Kadie Edwards shares, “The Oktoberfest theme was a great way to bring everyone together in the spirit of the fall season. We thank Dawn Van Orden for being the brain behind the block party theme. With numerous cool, seasonal beers available, everyone can try something new.” Patrons should be especially excited to taste Foothills Cottonwood Pumpkin Spice Ale and Red Oak’s Old Oak Oktoberfest Lager. Join the craft beer tasting at 3:00 pm. The Oktoberfest theme continues in the afternoon with a partnership of food and beer. “Our chefs are creating an Oktoberfest Beer Cheese to use as a dip or a topper on the bratwurst,” says Edwards. “Staff have carefully selected beers that will pair well with our chicken stew, barbecue, and bratwurst, all cooked on the fire pit from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Staff will continue to

participate in all aspects of the Oktoberfest gathering, from serving food to running beer taps on the patio.” After a full day of great foods, craft beers and Oktoberfest selections, prizes and giveaways, and a DJ, the night concludes with the Greensboro cover band called The Mulligans. Completing the evening, the spirit of River Ridge Tap House will be present to all Oktoberfest patrons. The River Ridge Tap House is more than just a place for beer enthusiasts. This locally owned establishment accommodates families with its spacious seating, kid menus, and options to welcome families and parties in their private second dining room. The bar area is an atmosphere-enriched room for patrons who enjoy the pleasure of sitting at the bar, on the patio by the fire-pit, or at tables large enough to comfortably seat six. On Saturday, October 19th, the Oktoberfest block party celebration will be a great event for the community to see what the River Ridge Tap House can offer families and adults.

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River Saturday, Ridge Tap House October 19th • 11:00am - 7:00pm Local Block Party! (Featuring Other Close By Local Businesses) Kids Activities, Bounce House, Hay Ride, Face Painting, Corn Hole, Pumpkin Painting, Popcorn Making Machine…& More! DJ there all day!

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By Denise Heidel

In September, 2012, Shea’s Consign & Design opened at 504 Harvey Street in Winston-Salem. Conveniently located near the heart of Stratford Road retail and business, Shea’s Consign & Design is an oasis of warmth and elegance in one of the busiest areas of Winston-Salem. Cindy Ashburn named the store after her daughter, and it is family owned and operated, managed by Cindy, her sister, and the store’s namesake, Shea. Cindy’s vision for the space was vintage and unique. She wanted to offer her customers interesting décor that was oneof-a-kind. When visiting her shop, one can expect to feel right at home, surrounded by lovely antiques or repurposed finds that invite conversation and stimulate an eclectic warmth. “You can’t go to a mainstream retailer to get originals such as a buggy seat or a traffic light,” laughed Cindy. And she’s right! And with her creative eye, she’s brought so many original ideas to the shop that you can’t help but feel inspired! But the best thing for Cindy about her store is that it gives her the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. Take Peggy for instance. Peggy Parker loves to visit, and stops by every Thursday to say hello. “I love to stop by, even for a moment. It’s such a relaxing place to be!” shared Peggy. The shop is an old house, and like the things Cindy sells, the location of Shea’s Consign

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& Design just adds to the ambiance. From the oversized front porch to the built-in bookcases that showcase so many interesting things for sale, to the fireplace with the wine barrel bistro table in front it (which is perfect for a great chat with Cindy, who is always up for a good conversation!), the atmosphere is comfortable and welcoming.

Those of you who will be joining Forsyth Magazines’ 6th Consignment Shop Hop this fall on November 2nd will be treated to a visit at Shea’s Consign & Design – and Cindy has some great ideas up her sleeves! She’s made arrangements for up to 15 vendors who offer products and services enjoyed by women to set up in her parking lot. So, in addition to shopping in her store, the Consignment Shop Hop Shoppers will also be able to visit other local businesses at one stop!

Everything from furniture, home goods, vintage doors and windows, candles, jewelry, and accessories can be found at She’s Consign & Design, and with new items coming in all the time, there is always something new and interesting to check out.

“I do a lot of praying and give God all the glory for having my shop,” shared Cindy. “I feel truly blessed.”

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ocated at the corner of University Parkway and Coliseum Drive, Couture Eyewear is the area’s newest and largest optical shop!


With a selection of over 2,000 frames, the latest in lens technology, and having partnered in the optical business for nearly thirty years, Judy Ridge and Ron Tuttle are well prepared to meet your every eyewear need. As you enter the building, you will be pleased with the bright colors and flawless lighting that show the beauty of each eyeglass frame. Browsing is a visual pleasure. With brightly colored walls of green, plum and blue, mirrors that are as much art as function, and chairs the color of the rainbow, you’ll find a shop of elegance, style and shopping pleasure. As they say in their slogan, “You’ll see things differently at Couture Eyewear.” The relaxed atmosphere of the shop is contageous. There is no rush and no pressure – just great fun finding that perfect pair of eyeglasses you have been searching for. Ron and Judy take the time to explain the various options available in eyewear today and work with you to find exactly what you need for your lifestyle. Their ultimate goal is your satisfaction with seeing and being seen! Judy pointed out that their selection for men is a source of pride to them. “Often times, optical shops carry a much larger selection of styles for women than they do for men. Our goal is to give men as much variety to choose from as the ladies!” And, truly, there is something for everybody at Couture Eyewear. They have designer

names such as Dolce & Gabbana, Tory Burch, Coach, Vera Wang, Cazal and one of their most popular names, Mad in Italy, an Italian company that has been a signature line since their opening. In addition to RayBan, names in their selection of sunglasses include Maui Jim and Oakley, and both Judy and Ron are knowledgeable in the various lens styles and designs available from those companies. For those who aren’t interested in designer names, they also feature many frames that are cost friendly to any budget. During our interview, I spent time watching Judy and Ron. I noticed they treated each visitor as if they were visiting in their home. “I suppose we do feel as if this is our home,” says Ron. “So much of our life is involved in the shop, it would be very sad if we didn’t feel that way. When people come here, they always find a familiar face. When you enter our door, you know who’s going to be taking care of you.” “This is something we have always dreamed of doing,” said Judy. “Now that it’s a reality, we couldn’t be happier!” Couture Eyewear has just celebrated their first year in business. I asked them how they felt about this important anniversary and both were quick to say they couldn’t believe it had already been a year. “I guess it’s true what they say, ‘Time flies when you’re having fun!’” said Ron. When asked about their plans for their second year, Judy informed me that they will be attending several trade shows in the coming months (in both Las Vegas and New York, at international expositions featuring over 6,000 product lines). They are always looking for the newest and latest trends in eyewear, and continually searching for new vendors and cutting edge styles. She also said that in the coming year they plan to focus more on their concierge service for the busy professional. Couture Eyewear is located at 611 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem, NC with hours daily from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Visit their website at and find them on Facebook.

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There is an old gospel hymn titled “Fill My Cup, Lord” that begins with the phrase “Like the woman at the well, I was seeking, for things that would not satisfy…”1 This was the foundation for a women’s retreat I conducted in 2011, in which we explored not only ourselves as vessels, or cups to be filled, but also examined what we choose to put in our cups, and how much. If you take a look at yourself as a cup to be filled, what would you find? Is your cup empty, overflowing, chipped, cracked? Does it shine with a well burnished patina, and keep warm things warm and cool things cool? Do you appreciate yourself as a favorite cup, or are you constantly seeking to change your vessel? A favorite cup has a history, and a purpose, just as each one of us has our own story, and our own purpose. We can fill our lives with many things, we can go dry, and we can even overflow at times if we are not mindful of how much we pour. Our cup may be cracked, broken, dented, even crushed, if we treat it harshly. How do you see your cup? Are you self-critical, always finding fault with your choices, focusing on what you do not like about yourself? Do you wish you could change who you are, or are you accepting of your total person? Are you afraid that you can’t handle hot or cold problems? Do you overestimate, or underestimate your capacity? How we view our cup of self affects how, and what, we pour into it. What fills your cup? Family, faith, career, friends, exercise, volunteer work, recreation, vacations, obligations, political and community involvement, gardening, television, housework, expecting the best, dreaming big, seeking beauty, social media – all of these and more can fill our cups at any given time. Which ones take up more or less space in your cup?

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As you examine the many items you pour into your cup, do you find self-care included? Or are you overflowing with others’ needs and demands? With self-care included regularly, I am able to be more kind and compassionate to others; I am more connected to the spiritual aspects of life; I more easily maintain life balance; I can find joy in each day; I more readily connect to a sense of gratitude; I am a better partner, friend, parent, co-worker. As you seek to fill your cup, look for ways to keep your cup well-tended, and look for what nourishes you, and those you love: take a hot bath, pray, drink more water, journal, stretch, make a fresh start each day, take a walk, make your bed, re-read a treasured book or poem, take a social media or technology vacation. Watch birds, take a deep breath, count to 10, dream daily, count your blessings. Keep your cup whole… 1Fill My Cup, Lord (1959). Richard Blanchard, composer. Copyright 1959, Word Music, Inc.

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procedure approved for Thelma, knowing that it was the best option for her.” This August, Thelma was able to go with her daughters and granddaughter for a trip to New York City. “I was so excited. This was my first trip to NYC and it was a trip of a lifetime,” said Thelma. “We had our little ‘hen party’ of ladies as we visited some of our country’s amazing landmarks, saw wonderful plays and ate at different places every night.”

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n mid-December of 2011, Thelma Hays received some horrible news. Her husband, Dudley, the love of her life for 65 years, was dying of cancer. When visiting him at the hospital near their home in Tennessee, Thelma began to feel dizzy and nauseous as she walked to his room.

shorter recovery times, resulting in the best possible outcomes for patients. It’s a matter of having all the right tools in your tool bag, and all the right people to use them in the same room. Every hospital in the country wants to do it that way, but Wake Forest Baptist is one of the few that has made it happen.’

“I was standing by his bedside, and I thought I fainted,” said Thelma. “I woke up in the helicopter as they were flying me to Jackson.” Thelma had had a heart attack. It was discovered that she suffered from aortic valve disease and would need to have valve replacement surgery.

Dr. Robert Applegate, Thelma’s cardiologist, and the heart and vascular team decided that a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a procedure where a replacement valve is delivered via a catheter through the femoral artery in the upper leg, would be best. Thelma was monitored closely by her cardiologist and was on medication for almost 14 months.


Thelma lost her husband to cancer a brief eight days after he was diagnosed. She then moved to Winston-Salem to live with her daughter and future son-in-law near Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. A few weeks later, doctors implanted a pacemaker to monitor Thelma’s heart while they searched for the best surgery option. “Traditionally, heart valve diseases have been managed by different departments with specialized training, knowledge and skills,” said Dr. David Zhao, Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Heart and Vascular Center. “Wake Forest Baptist has come to a new standard of care, focusing on minimally invasive procedures and

“I started going downhill,” said Thelma. “I started feeling dizzy again and was always tired.” Since the procedure was experimental, Dr. Applegate and a full research group worked with the FDA to receive approval as quickly as possible so that Thelma could have the TAVR valve procedure. In February of 2013, Dr. Neal Kon, a Wake Forest Baptist cardiothoracic surgeon, and Dr. Applegate performed the valve replacement surgery together. “I put myself in the hands of the Lord and put my trust in the expertise of the doctors,” said Thelma. “I came through the procedure with flying colors. I was so thankful to never have to be split open for open-heart surgery, and within a week, I was out of the hospital and back at the house. Since the surgery, I have been able to go places and do things that I probably would not have been able to do.” “The family is grateful for the tremendous capabilities at Wake Forest Baptist. They do amazing jobs and we appreciate how they stay current,” said David Rickelton, Thelma’s sonin-law. “They jumped through hoops to get this

Thelma even got to dine with one of her friends, Cherry Jones, star of both stage and screen, who was her neighbor from Tennessee. Jones is an Emmy winner and two-time Tony Award winner. Of course, Thelma’s trip would not have been complete without a stop at the TODAY Show, where she was a guest for being 89 years old and on her first trip to New York City. “One of my best memories from the entire trip was being interviewed by the TODAY Show on the plaza,” said Thelma. “If Mrs. Hays had to have open heart surgery instead of this advanced, minimally invasive percutaneous procedure to replace her valve, she may never have been able to experience the NYC skyline with her daughters and granddaughter,” said Dr. Zhao. Now, Thelma is excited to plan her second trip back to New York to see Jones’ new play next year. This time she will let some of the boys in the family join in the fun. Until then, she has orders from her family waiting to be filled. “I can’t wait for Thelma to get back to sharing her famous homemade chocolate pies,” said David. “If I live to be 89, I hope my light shines as brightly as Thelma’s.” The American Heart Association’s Tanglewood Heart and Stroke Walk, sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health, will take place on Saturday, October 19 at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons. All funds raised at the Tanglewood Heart and Stroke Walk benefit heart disease and stroke research and prevention education, which help others like Thelma move beyond heart disease and get back to living as quickly as possible. To register to walk or for more information, email or visit

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A Perfect Time to Start Losing Weight Instead of Gaining It

or the last 22 years I have had children, adolescents, or teenagers at home in October, which meant it was the time of the year to buy Halloween candy, then plan a huge Thanksgiving meal the next month, and then celebrate Christmas the next, with special treats that only get prepared in December. In other words, October marks the beginning of eating season! Most women probably have more will power than I do when it comes to resisting high calorie goodies, but the truth is that the average American gains at least 5 pounds over the holiday months. So why not make October, November, and December the perfect time to lose weight instead of gaining it? A few health facts may be the motivation we all need to do a better job of reaching a healthy weight. According to government statistics regarding women and weight, just over 60 percent are overweight and one-third of women are obese. Body mass index (BMI) is used to determine if someone’s height and weight ratio and body fat are in a healthy range. People with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 are considered overweight. People with a BMI of 30 or more are considered obese. Use the National Institute of Health link below to access a BMI calculator and find out your own BMI and which BMI category that you fall into: BMI Categories: • Underweight = <18.5 • Normal weight = 18.5–24.9 • Overweight = 25–29.9 • Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater While the actual BMI is just a number and may not seem important, the problems caused by being overweight or obese are very serious and are increasing in the United States. Our culture is getting “larger” due to bigger portion sizes, limited time to exercise, limited time to cook healthy meals, and our dependence on cars to get around instead of walking. What does this result in? An increased risk of the conditions below is the unfortunate consequence, and if your waist is more than 35 inches, you may have a higher risk of weightrelated health problems. •Heart disease •Stroke •Type 2 diabetes •High blood pressure

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The long list of serious health risks associated with being overweight or obese may have you asking yourself how to lose weight and get healthier. The best way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you take in. You can do this by following a healthier eating plan and by being more active. Talk to your doctor before starting a weight-loss program and consider the following tips reported on the website. Safe weight-loss programs that work well: • Set a goal of slow and steady weight loss — 1 to 2 pounds per week • Offer low-calorie eating plans with a wide range of healthy foods • Encourage you to be more physically active • Teach you about healthy eating and physical activity • Adapt to your likes, dislikes and cultural background • Help you keep weight off after you lose it And about getting physically active! The US Department of Health and Human Services supports the key guidelines for children and adolescents and a separate set for adults trying to stay active.

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RESTORING WITH EXPERT CARE ollowing duty in Desert Storm and then putting his communications skills to work in corporate America for many years, Tim Richmond knew it was time for a change. After living in New Mexico, he moved back to North Carolina to be closer to his family. "I have always loved this area and thought this would be a perfect place to raise my two sons,” says Tim. He began searching for a unique, small business idea that he could make his own and where he could also make a difference.


With The Groutsmith, located in Kernersville, NC, Tim found just that, and is now known as a leading specialist for tile and grout restoration, sealing, and repair. He, and the customer base he serves, couldn’t be happier. The Groutsmith was originally founded 20 years ago in Sarasota, Florida, and now Forsyth and Guilford County residents have the opportunity to have the premier grout and tile experts serving the Triad. "When I walk into a home and the owner is convinced it's time to replace their tile floors, or they are

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For many people cleaning grout is time consuming and they are rarely pleased with the results. “So much time and money is spent on products trying to cosmetically restore what you have,” says Tim. "How many times have you taken a

The Groutsmith does not use any high pressure machines, and instead cleans the grout and tile by hand, followed by an application of their patented restoration color sealer which is guaranteed for 10 years. "Kitchen floors, back splashes, bathroom floors, showers - they all have affordable fixes," says Tim. The Groutsmith also gives homeowners the ability to change the color of the grout without having it removed. A new color can update a home’s look without replacing the floor and transform a room in a matter of hours. “Kitchens and bathrooms are the focal point in your home, whether entertaining, or considering your home's resale value,” says Tim. “No matter what the age of your home, having your tile floors and showers shine make it feel brand new. Most services are completed the same day, so your home can be ready for holiday entertaining, that special party, or unexpected guests.”

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olding the stem of a wine glass and swirling the body usually brings a feeling of anticipation for a wine lover. Smelling the bouquet can arouse the senses and provide peaceful images through closed lids. Once the wine reaches the palate, a feeling of satisfaction prevails and a calmness will settle the body into a pleasant sensation of happiness. Usually, wine drinkers can clearly define what they like in a “finish,” or how it tastes once swallowed; however, many seek advice or education on selecting wines, especially when pairing with food choices. An intimate experience can occur with Independent Wine Consultant Dionne Jenkins of The Traveling Vineyard. “I enjoy tasting wine, especially in a social setting,” shares Dionne. “I have always wanted to learn more about wine history and culture; therefore, through The Traveling Vineyard, it offered me an opportunity to do both and to share my knowledge with others! At my tastings, I will share the steps on how to taste wine, provide a short wine history, suggest food pairings, and other interesting facts about the wines we sample. You don't have to be an expert to enjoy wine!” A personalized wine tasting could be an appropriate venue to spice up an ordinary Thursday evening. Couples could enjoy the intimate experience of learning about wines in the comfort of a living room. On the other hand, imagine hosting a tasting for a bridal shower, office social event, or a girls’ night in. Gathering a group of ten to twelve would make it a fun, pleasurable evening for all who attended. Your Independent Wine Consultant, Dionne, would eliminate the fuss and provide invitations or e-vites for all the guests. A host does not need to pay a fee. To allow each guest to experience the full flavor of the wine, the host will need to provide simple food pairings. If assistance is needed, Dionne will offer suggestions to make the event a success. As Dionne shares, “The Traveling Vineyard is a great way to explore the world of wine from the comfort of your own home. A lot of people can become intimidated by the varied wine selections in a public setting. Many times a white wine lover will find a red wine that they really enjoy, and vice versa. I always encourage my guests to keep an open mind at the tastings. If you taste a wine that you like, you can order it and it will be shipped to the host or directly to your home. Each tasting is different, but the common element of every tasting is FUN!” For the wine lover or connoisseur, tasters will experience reds, whites, and dessert wines made especially for The Traveling Vineyard. Partnered with vineyards and winemakers around the world, the wines are crafted for the highest in quality for an affordable price. New wines also arrive several times throughout the year; therefore, tasters enjoy seasonal wines that suit the season. Those who host a tasting in November will assuredly experience something entirely fresh during the spring. “A TTV wine tasting is a ‘try before you buy’ event,” shares Dionne. “Most wines are less than $20. All of our wines are delicious, depending on your preference for white or red; however, one of our bestselling wines is called Fissata. It is a delicious, sweet, rose-colored dessert wine. For those who prefer white or red, most claim it is a favorite.” Whether a host or a taster, everyone can capitalize on special opportunities on wines and accessories. Information about the wines can be found on Dionne’s website, Enjoyment, education, and a personalized experience will make your first wine tasting through Independent Wine Consultant Dionne Jenkins a worthwhile event. Couples can learn the art of serving appropriate cheeses, fruits, and meats with a wine to bring out the full flavor of the entire meal. If interesting in scheduling a wine tasting through The Traveling Vineyard, please contact Dionne Jenkins at

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Sabotaging Your Relationship With Mr. Right: Part 2


n last month’s article we focused on behaviors that sabotage a relationship with Mr. Right, mainly the risky habits that result from distrust and jealousy of past girlfriends, former lovers, and maybe the overfriendly female in the produce aisle at Trader Joe’s. This month, we would like to expose the evils of living in the past glories or failures of previous relationships. A perfect example of a relationship-killing behavior is the constant reference to that former boyfriend or spouse who has a way of working his presence into every conversation you might have with a potential Mr. Right. “John and I would always go to the movies on Friday night. We both really enjoyed action movies. Boy, John was a good dancer. His nickname was the Shagging Machine.” These comments probably have Mr. Right wondering why you were with him and not still dating John. A positive outcome from these types of frequent strolls down memory lane is that you are not bashing John and actually have some very fond memories of that relationship. However, there was a reason that you moved on to the next man in your life, so verbalizing John’s attributes on every date is not endearing for Mr. Right Now. Maybe this behavior is an indicator that you are not ready to move on to future relationships or that you might need to check in with your therapist and revisit that old habit of mentioning John on every date. Mr. Right might be patient with this behavior for a period of time, and eventually bring this to his date’s attention (if he is interested in continuing the relationship), or he might decide to move on, making the assumption that the girl is not ready to be with somebody new.

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Even more destructive and damaging is the constant reference to previous lovers or spouses in a negative, disparaging way. “My ex-husband, Billy Bob, Jr., had the audacity to sleep with my sister, max out my credit cards on ammo and hunting gear, and kissed like a frog.” Mentioning these disgusting details, even once, is enough to make Mr. Right put the truck in reverse and head for the hills. Some things about the past just don’t need to be shared with potential mate material. An extreme example is from Omar’s past dating escapades. On one of his road trips through the Internet dating territory, Omar found himself counting how many times his date mentioned her ex-husband over dinner. Ms. Match mentioned her ex-spouse, Tony, over 47 times in a 2-hour period. When confronted with this reality, Ms. Match expressed her disbelief in the number of references to Tony, and later reported that her therapist blamed Omar for counting, versus really listening to what she had to say. Omar’s response was, “Next.” Living in the present is so much more appealing to most men than dwelling in the past. Maybe it’s not your behavior that is sabotaging your relationship, but the past references are coming from your children, best friend, or parent. Comments like, “John could really cook. I loved it when John would take me to get my hair done every Friday morning, then to the mall for a manicure, and then to lunch at Cherie’s. I sure miss John. No one could hold a candle to John.” One way to handle damage control in this situation is to say to Mr. Right, “Once my mother gets to know you better, I am sure that she will forget John in a heartbeat, just like I have.” This type of comparison is different from a child’s normal comparison of their biological father with Mom’s new boyfriend. A patient and understanding Mr. Right would hopefully understand and accept this type of behavior. So, as you encounter potential Mr. Rights, try to approach each new relationship with your sabotaging baggage in the closet.


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Inner Strength + Inner Nutrition = Healthier You By Hope Nichols


oes what you eat really matter if you’re exercising? We answer with a resounding YES! As fitness instructors, we know the value of exercise on the body. But what you put on the inside of your body matters, too! Unfortunately, much of our food is chemical-laden and often full of fillers. Those components, which offer no nutritional value to the body, coupled with the tendency to overeat, result in many health problems, including obesity.

With The Daily Bread program, we want to help you to choose to be honorable to your one and only body that you've been granted! ~ 1 Corinthians 6:19

At Inner Strength Pilates, our focus has been to provide our clients with smart, safe and effective exercise to help strengthen muscles and bones, along with careful stretching. This enables our clients to create stronger, more flexible bodies. However, it seems that most of us are on a never-ending loop when it comes to our nutrition. We either give in to our emotions or eat whatever we can get our hands on. Or we starve ourselves thinking we can make our bodies lose weight or, at least, maintain our weight. For many, food becomes a reward. “I did Pilates tonight, so I can eat this doughnut for breakfast.” These are the choices that are making us unhealthy. Fortunately, people are starting to ask great questions, including many of our clients. They realize that their nutrition plays an important part in how healthy their bodies are. Some of the questions we have been asked are: • Should I eat before attending my Pilates session? • What are some good choices for my meals/snacks? • If I eat before/after I take Pilates, will I still lose weight? • Should I drink water during my session? The rise in the number of nutrition questions we receive has resulted in a new, holistic, nutrition-based coaching program! The new program, called The Daily Bread, will offer an initial meeting for Q&A, a hard copy of your nutrition plan, and an e-mail adjustment of that initial plan. Certified Nutrition Counselor Hope Nichols, who is also a Pilates Instructor for Inner Strength Pilates, will lead the program. Through the program, you will receive guidance on HOW and WHY to implement positive changes. Hope believes that understanding WHY we need to make

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Amy Dixon & Hope Nichols of Inner Strength Pilates conscious choices regarding our inner nourishment is key to making permanent changes to a healthy lifestyle. We cannot expect our bodies to NOT EAT… we have to have good, quality, wholesome food to supply us with energy in order to carry out our daily tasks. Our bodies know this instinctively. Anything less puts stress on our bodies, and they respond accordingly by creating new fat cells. When we don’t control our consumption, our bodies hold on to everything because they perceive that they may not receive more any time soon. Both of these situations slow our metabolism, causing us to gain body fat, and possibly lose muchneeded muscle. Ultimately, it creates the perfect recipe for obesity. We are so excited about this new program. By working with our clients for their fitness needs and coaching them in their nutrition choices, we can make sure our clients’ Pilates experience is the best it can be! Please call or come by the studio to set up an appointment for your portion of The Daily Bread. 336.813.5320


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DaVinci surgery?

The da Vinci instrument aides in dexterity and precision

Who can consider this an option? Many women who are considering hysterectomies, vaginal or uterine prolapse repairs, uterine fibroid removal or surgery for endometriosis can consider the da Vinci surgery as an option. For many doctors who are hesitant to perform a hysterectomy on patients that have a history of prior c-sections, prior pelvic complications, large uterus or obesity, they can be referred to Dr. Lipscomb for surgery with the da Vinci.

What does that even mean? Does da Vinci himself perform the procedure? Oh, it’s robotic… I have learned quite a bit about this modern type of surgery while working with Dr. Lipscomb. Being the first local physician to become proficient at using the da Vinci surgical system for benign gynecological cases and performing surgeries with the da Vinci for more than five years in more than 300 cases, he certainly knows what he is doing. Dr. Lipscomb pays a weekly visit to spend some time with the Maya Angelou’s Center for Women’s Health and Wellness da Vinci robot at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. Dr. Lipscomb has maintained an interest in minimally invasive surgery throughout his career. It makes sense given the remarkable quality of care he delivers to every patient. Minimally invasive surgery, also referred to as laparoscopic surgery, is obviously less invasive than conventional open surgery with a few small incisions. It also employs the use of special instruments including an endoscope with a camera on the end to provide a view of the inside of the

Dr. Lipscomb with the da Vinci console

patient’s body. Less invasive methods of operating mean smaller scars (so we can still wear our fashionable wardrobe) and faster recovery times (so we can get back into the swing of things). In his tireless pursuit to bring the best option to the table for his patients, he sought out the da Vinci Surgical System. The crème de la crème of technology offers those tiny incisions with minimal scarring plus the potential to offer less blood loss, fewer complications and shorter hospital stays. Of course, we are all unique, and while the da Vinci robot is a wonderful modern piece of technology, these bonuses are not guaranteed. So what does this mean for Dr. Lipscomb? He comfortably sits at the console in the room with the patient during the procedure. His vision through the “robot” becomes 3-dimensional while he actively controls the instruments in a more precise manner.

“The key to any safe and effective surgery is to have a surgeon who performs that type of surgery on a regular basis,” said Dr. Lipscomb. He continues to perform these surgeries and share his knowledge with other physicians in the area to allow more women the option of da Vinci surgery. The best continues to get better with single incision sites on the horizon for Dr. Lipscomb with benign hysterectomies. And maybe an opportunity to set another world record! Trivia gem: Dr. Lipscomb currently holds the record for the world’s largest uterus removed robotically weighing in at nine pounds and seven ounces. For more information about da Vinci surgery, visit or call Novant Health Triad Obstetrics and Gynecology at 336.277.0340.

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The Hike of Your Life:

Part 2 A Three Part Series on Hiking Rim to Rim at the Grand Canyon By Sara Migliarese & Ron Willard

n Part One of our series on hiking Rim to Rim at the Grand Canyon, we shared information on preparing for your trip, making travel plans and reservations, and recognizing optimal times to hike out West. In this installment we will share advice on equipment needs, Canyon environment, physical preparation, and information about what to do on the days of the hike.


It is important to understand the Canyon environment before developing a plan for fitness preparation, buying equipment, or anticipating needs during the day or days of the hike. The Canyon environment can be life threatening. Temperatures can be extreme, especially during summer months where they rise in the Canyon bottom as high as 115 degrees (sometimes higher). Water can be scarce or non-existent along certain trails. The South Kabob Trail has no water stations, while the Bright Angel trail has several. The terrain is often steep and unstable, with some trails narrowing to about 4 feet in width and having steep drop-offs to negotiate. If it happens to rain while you are on a Canyon trail your hike can become even more difficult and slippery. The environment is remote, harsh, and unforgiving for all hikers, and most of all for the unprepared. Once you understand the environment, you can develop a plan for fitness and physical preparation. A mile-hike in the Grand Canyon is not the same physical challenge as a mile-hike in the North Carolina mountains or foothills. A typical mountain hike in North Carolina starts with a hike up the mountain and then back down, working leg, trunk, and back muscles in a shortening or concentric fashion (think walking up stairs). The hike down the mountain involves eccentric muscle activation (lengthening of muscles; think walking down stairs). The Rim to Rim hike that starts at the North Rim is just the opposite, starting with the hike down into the Canyon and then back out, leaving some hikers with more than usual muscle soreness from the heavy eccentric activity on day one of the hike. Canyon rangers will tell you that hiking out of the Canyon will take twice as long as the downhill hike. Some overzealous hikers may hike farther than they have trained to do on one day, because it seems “easy” on the downhill portion. The return to the South Rim will then take twice as long, while the hiker may be suffering through painful muscle soreness. Even the most well-prepared and fit hiker can experience extreme exhaustion when hiking long distances in extreme heat. While hiking, circulation and perspiration increases, with the body reducing the loss of salt through sweating. The body, however, does not reduce its need for water, no matter how physically fit

you are. Hiking in extreme temperatures can reduce body function by 25% and when hikers sweat off about 2 quarts of fluid to help maintain a lower body temperature, then body function can be reduced by another 25%, according to Grand Canyon trail guides. To avoid potentially harmful effects of this long hike, a fitness program should be adjusted to help the body adapt to this environment. Casual walkers could successfully hike for a few miles down to a water station (about 1.5 miles from the South Rim) and then turn around and hike out with only moderate difficulty. Hikers who desire to complete Rim to Rim should adjust their workout regime 6 months in advance to include activities that work the body at a high percentage of maximal heart rate for extended periods of time (think long bike rides, running, fast hiking). Hikers should also increase eccentric muscle work, especially for the muscles in the thigh and calves (think lunges, and weight work with legs). Armed with this knowledge you can start gathering the equipment and supplies you will need for the hike. An absolute necessity is a Camel Back pack that holds water in a bladder. Other necessities include a broad brimmed hat that covers the neck, face, and head, sunscreen, sunglasses, good hiking boots with good tread on the sole, light weight t-shirts that wick away sweat, and the highly important first aid kit. This kit should include an ace wrap, adhesive tape, band aids, mole skin for blisters, a topical powder that stops bleeding, and any other items in a typical kit. If spending the night at the bottom of the Canyon, you will need a pair of clean socks, underwear and t-shirt for the hike out, along with any toiletries you might need that night. An optional item is a walking stick or pair of sticks, which is especially helpful on the hike up and out of the Canyon. Food is also essential for your hike. You need to balance water intake and consumption of salty foods throughout the hike. Peanuts or other nuts, energy bars, and fruit, such as apples or bananas, are all good choices. But remember that whatever you bring into the Canyon you have to hike out of the Canyon (banana peels, apple cores, trash). A quart plastic bag is helpful to use for storing trash on the hike out. For our third and final article on Rim to Rim next month, we will describe the actual hike and the adventures you may encounter while in the Canyon. We will leave you with a quote to pique your interest for part three. “I believe in evolution. But I also believe, when I hike the Grand Canyon and see it at sunset, that the hand of God is there also.” ~John McCain

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Maintenance & Knowledge Keeps a Vehicle on the Road By Lisa S.T. Doss


enth grade typing was one of the most useful electives I chose to take in high school. Despite the constant changes in technology, a trained education in keyboarding has prepared me for all the transitions over the last 25 years. Another useful life skill would have been a basic car maintenance class. While I have an owner’s manual, a hands-on education on changing tires and understanding engine fluids and operations would have empowered me to make better decisions when speaking to a mechanic. Many women have a knowledgeable husband or family member who can assist when issues arise; however, we can all make well-informed decisions with a bit of insight and guided professional assistance. A calendar is one of the most successful tools for a woman or family. Appointments for all individuals are scheduled with care. Do oil changes, tire rotations, air filter replacements and many other car care needs receive equal attention? It is important for couples to assume responsibilities together. How many times have you ignored your “check engine light” and found it to be a more critical issue than in the past? A small tablet of information could be kept in each car’s glove box. Tentatively scheduling important tasks like rotating tires semiannually, and replacing windshield wipers and air filters annually, will keep your car running as expected. A basic tool kit is essential and should be kept within a driver’s reach. Eliminate the bulk of carrying around numerous tools and instead chose a multi-tool, such as a Leatherman®. This multi-faceted tool usually contains pliers, screwdrivers, a knife, and many other interesting items. Since significant problems can arise during the night, keep a flashlight and extra batteries in your kit. Additional items would be duct tape and high-watt jumper cables. Whether someone talks you through the steps or shows you how, jumper cables can save you significant time and money, especially during an emergency. For those who are hitting the pedal and the highway, oil changes may occur frequently. While the motto tends to be 3,000 miles or three months, whichever comes first, it may be time to consider using synthetic oil, which promises to protect a vehicle for 10,000 miles under extreme conditions. Many tire centers include preventative maintenance checks with an oil change. Depending on the center, checking fluid levels may be standard; however, other generous services include a vacuumed interior or a tire rotation, which may justify spending more. Call to see if your favorite center has a promotion or offers an online coupon for additional savings. Auto part stores are one of the few businesses that offer helpful assistance. A second opinion can be a wise decision when determining, for instance, the cause of a “check engine” light. The auto part store can often provide you with valuable insight with the use of a codescanner. They also have full instructional guides, and sometimes diagrams, on how to top off fluids and change oil, or replace spark plugs, parts, and oil filters. While seven out of ten people wash their car regularly, only a tenth of drivers check tire pressure. Under or over-inflated, worn or misaligned tires without proper attention can become dangerous to all drivers; therefore, keep a tire gauge in your glove box or basic tool kit. Drivers also need to care for that spare tire usually located

underneath the mat in the trunk. Periodically checking air pressure will minimize the odds of having two flat tires. It is important for all drivers, especially of newer vehicles, to have knowledge of a “lug nut key” and its location. These special keys prevent tires from being removed on a vehicle, and have become a safety feature. Without the key, owners would not be able to replace a flat tire. All drivers believe they can make it “just a little bit further” when temperature or oil pressure gauges appear. Similar to a traffic light, it is wise to follow the meaning behind a yellow light, which implies proceed with caution; however, attend to the problem soon. Stop the vehicle immediately if a red light appears while driving. This may be indicative of a problem affecting the inner-workings of the vehicle. Continuing to operate the car could result in significant motor damage. Everyone wants a dependable vehicle. By being ahead of maintenance schedules and attending to problems quickly, your car could live a long productive life. Special thanks to Mark Alexander of Alexander’s Auto for his expertise and assistance with this article.

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By Mary Murkin


ou will find a treasure trove of art and handcrafted folk art in an amazing new shop in Asheboro, North Carolina, at 170 Worth Street. Brightside Gallery represents over 125 (mostly) Piedmont area artists and crafters. Handmade creations include a well-edited mix of paintings, stained glass, jewelry, fiber art, pottery, metal sculpture, photography, handmade candles, woodworked items, soaps, stationery, an entire room of handcrafted items for children (called Brightside Kids), and MORE! Co-owners of Brightside Gallery are Mary Murkin and Amy Keith Barney. These ladies are artists as well as businesswomen. Their mission is to promote the artists and share their love and appreciation of handmade items – while having a lot of fun doing these things. The building in which Brightside Gallery is housed was built in 1917 as a nearly 4,000 square foot, two-story bungalow-style home. There is a grand wraparound porch and a beautiful porte cohere on the side of the house. Under the porte cochere there is a stunning mural painted by Asheboro mural artist, Susan Harrell. The mural depicts a fictitious couple, aptly named George and Helen Brightside, who are waiting to welcome you to their home and to the gallery. There are many interesting features about this house that you will have fun discovering, such as learning why they painted the porch ceilings blue, seeing the old-time sunroom on the second floor, hearing about a certain door in the basement, and seeing the very old photograph of a class of schoolchildren that fell out of the rafters of the carriage house on this property. This photograph has been framed and now hangs in the front parlor of the gallery. Brightside Gallery opened in January of 2013 and their following has grown ever since! You can find them on Facebook at: and through their website at: The hours of the shop are Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Amy and Mary would love to visit with you and once you get to their location, they’ll be happy to direct you to local eateries for delicious meals, as well as guide you to other downtown shopping experiences. Downtown Asheboro has grown tremendously and undergone a major revitalization in the past eight years. Rest assured, it’s WORTH the drive to come and experience this sweet little town today! Brightside Gallery is at 170 Worth Street, Asheboro, NC 27203; phone number: 336-736-8714; plenty of on-site parking available.

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30-Day Challenge By Denise Heidel


amuel Goldwyn once said, “Spare no expense to make everything as economic as possible.” While they say the recession is over, many people continue to look for ways to make every dollar count and reevaluate personal expenditures. Our foremothers were experts at “waste not, want not,” the value of repairing and recycling, and living frugally. And though we are only a couple of generations removed from the worst economic time in American history (the Great Depression), many have had to learn firsthand the art of frugality, as it is a lesson that has not necessarily been passed down through the generations.What steps have you taken to look for frugal alternatives when prices around us continue to soar? Here’s a 30-day challenge for you: learn the art of frugality. Take a look at the suggestions below and see if you can’t incorporate some of these suggested random acts of frugality into your daily routine. • Invest in yourself by planning meals, so that impulse purchases at the grocery store are tamed. • Utilize coupons, but don’t ignore generic brands! Generics are most often just as good and usually run 25 - 30% less, even without a coupon! • Buy in bulk and portion out serving sizes yourself. • Cut the designer coffees and invest in a great espresso machine to make lattes and cappuccinos at home. • Brown bag your lunch and save! • When you do eat out, ask for a to-go box before you even start your dinner. Restaurant portions are always oversized, so put half aside for later. You’ll save calories and you’ll get two meals for the price of one! • Make your own cleaning products with vinegar, baking soda, borax, etc. It will cost you pennies compared to strong industrial chemicals, they work just as well, and are better for the environment. • Wash your car at home, rather than paying someone to do it for you. • Handle basic car maintenance yourself, including oil and filter changes. • Hang and fold your clothes; they aren’t necessarily dirty after one wear. This will save not only on the wear and tear and energy use of your washer and dryer, but also your dry cleaning bill! • Give up vices like smoking. • Utilize free resources within the community (i.e., the park, museums, and festivals) for family entertainment. • Consolidate your errands so you’ll use less gas. Perhaps even consolidate errands with a friend to maximize both of your savings! • Invest in motion-sensor lights rather than leaving exterior lights on all night.

• Shop consignment! And consign your no longer used clothing and home goods! Frugality is about being thoughtful in our purchases and thinking about what is the best way to save money. It doesn’t mean we by-pass quality or become misers. Rather, frugality means being ever diligent in our quest to be smart about our money and wise in our decisions. Mark Cuban said, “If you can, you will quickly find that the greatest rate of return you will earn is on your own personal spending. Being a smart shopper is the first step to getting rich.” In this economy where costs of living are rising, yet paychecks are not keeping up with the demands on our wallets, takinga few extra moments to research and make frugal choices are worth the time.

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A Story About A Supermom By Wendee Goodman THE PLAN Angelina said she had a plan when she was growing up, and it involved having two children. After she and Jarrett married, Jarrett began talking about how beautiful their children could be. Today, seven children live in their home: a 17 year-old son, 14 and 10 year-old daughters, 8 yearold twins, a 3 year-old son and a 2 year-old daughter! And Angelina says she said she would not change one thing! THE EX-WIFE This is where Angelina’s story takes an unusual, but delightful, twist. Jarrett’s first wife and Angelina have become good friends; Angelina even described her as a best friend. Angelina said, “Jarrett and his first wife were high school sweethearts and married very young. When they saw that it wasn’t going to work, they ended it the way they started – as friends. She’s the best, she comes over for visits and we go shopping together - she’s just the best.” Angelina concluded by saying, “Why fight?” INTERRACIAL FAMILY


When Angelina began dating Jarrett, she said race was never a consideration. What mattered to her was how he treated her and her children. Being an interracial couple and family has not presented any unusual challenges. There have been a few occasions when people turn their heads when she and Jarrett entered a room, but other than that, Angelina said she just has not encountered any obstacles. Angelina said, “The truth is, I’ve always believed I am who I am. I don’t care what other people think and I don’t try to please other people.” ANGELINA AND JARRETT +8

Angelina grew up in Hartwell, GA, and moved to Forsyth County in 2005 to be close to her sister. As a single mom, she had a full and busy life, raising two children and managing a Dollar General store. One of the cashiers at the store she managed kept telling her, “You’ve got to meet my brother, Jarrett,” and one day the two were introduced.

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LOVE CROSSES BORDERS Recently, Angelina submitted one of her children’s pictures to a web site dedicated to celebrating international, intercultural and interracial couples. This community believes love is color blind and is not based on culture, color, race or where you were born. Angelina’s daughter’s picture had 3,000 Facebook “Likes” in less than 24 hours. SUPERMOM POWERS I interviewed Angelina in her home and, of course, it was picked up and orderly and, of course, she had beautiful flowers by the front door and did I mention how well behaved her children were? I still can’t tell you where her supermom powers come from, but I can tell you she has them. Perhaps the source of her “powers” lies in the fact that she has something good to say about everyone and everything!



met Angelina about a year ago, when she was painting incredible, freehanded art in three children’s classrooms. To my amazement, night after night she would design and paint while four or more children played respectfully and quietly in the classroom. How did she manage to volunteer her time, paint, have well-behaved children and always have a big smile on her face? Her children were beautiful, both inside and out, and I wondered, “What is Angelina’s story and where did she get her supermom powers?”

Angelina told me she has a tendency to spoil the children, but her husband Jarrett has taught her to think long term. Jarrett’s perspective is that their children will be adults longer than they will be children. He said, “We are raising someone’s mother, someone’s father, someone’s wife, someone’s husband. Our children will be under our care for about 18 years, which is small considering the amount of time they will live as an adult.” Angelina said, “My husband deserves some kind of award; he’s a great husband and father, a good provider and a man with a long range vision for his family.”

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end domestic violence. Hosted by Family Services, Inc. and the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina (CLC), “Home Free” is scheduled for October 17 from Noon – 1:30 p.m. at Bridger Field House in Winston-Salem. Muhammad is the author of “Scared Silent” which reveals her emotionally abusive relationship with her husband. “I knew that he had conspired to kill other people just to create a smokescreen,” she said. “Soon I learned all the details of how he planned to kill strangers and then shoot me down and have police blame it all on ‘the DC sniper.’”

Cuts, scars, bruises, broken bones, or death. For most of us, the signs of domestic violence are often physical. But for so many victims, the “Quiet Crime,” as domestic violence is often called, brings years of emotional and verbal abuse. Mildred Muhammad is one of those who suffered in silence, essentially because no one believed her husband was the bad guy she painted him to be. Her story took a very public turn when she says her ex-husband, John Allen Muhammad, devised an elaborate plot to eventually kill her. For three weeks in October 2002, John Muhammad, along with a young accomplice, terrorized the Washington, DC metropolitan area by gunning down people at random. They eventually killed 10 people during their rampage. Muhammad was executed in November 2009. Mildred Muhammad, a domestic violence survivor, advocate and author, will share her story during “Home Free,” the annual benefit luncheon in Forsyth County to

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After almost five years of silence, Mildred now speaks openly about her day-to-day experiences with her husband and how it affected their three children. “Most of the time, as survivors, we don’t feel anyone understands, especially when we don’t have physical scars to prove that we are victims,” said Muhammad. “But it’s important to understand that you have to reach out for help. It’s important that more and more communities understand domestic violence and how it starts. I hope to shed some light on this topic, especially a deeper understanding of mental abuse.” October is designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Home Free event is part of several events that Family Services and the Children’s Law Center are bringing to the community. The organizations join forces year-round to raise awareness of domestic violence and child abuse, offering services to both the victim and the offender to help break the cycle of abuse before it escalates to a point of no return. “Children are often involved in domestic violence issues and it’s important to be aware of the effects the parental relationship has on children and what services are available in the community,” said Iris Sunshine, executive director of the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina. Some of the resources available include Family Services’ 24-hour domestic violence hotline, a domestic violence shelter for women and children, counseling services for victims and Safe on Seven, an innovative “one-stop shop” where victims can file for a Domestic Violence Protective Order and receive information about available services. The Children’s Law Center intervenes on behalf of children caught in domestic violence proceedings, offering a voice for vulnerable children in court proceedings and advocating for safe placement and counseling.

“For thousands of families in Forsyth County, home is not a safe place. Home is not a haven. It is a place of fear, violence and intimidation,” said Bob Feikema, president and CEO of Family Services. “Boys who observe their fathers battering their mothers are ten times more likely to be abusive in their adult intimate relationships. Our goal is to break that cycle by providing programs and services that keep families safe and encourage healthier relationships.” “It took months, even years for my own healing. But now, finally, I am no longer Scared Silent,” said Muhammad. To find out more information or to register for the Home Free event on October 17, or any other events during Domestic Violence Awareness month, log onto To find out more about Mildred Muhammad log onto


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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!

The World’s End (4 out of 5 reels) In theaters now. Initially I thought this comedy was one of several to recently come out dealing with the end of times. Despite the title, this film is a buddy film of a group of guys dedicated to finishing a 12-stop pub-crawl. Gary (Simon Pegg, of Shaun of the Dead), Andy (Nick Frost, of Shaun of the Dead), Steven (Paddy Considine, of The Bourne Ultimatum), Oliver (Martin Freeman, of The Hobbit) and Peter (Eddie Marsan, of Snow White and the Huntsman) all started a mission in 1990 to visit 12 pubs in what’s referred to as the golden mile. The last pub on that stop is The World’s End. Despite their best efforts, they failed their mission and Gary hasn’t been able to get past it since it happened. Stuck in the 90s, he convinces his friends to make one more attempt at completing their mission, only to find that many of the pubs on the crawl have been “Starbucked.” They also learn of a disturbing change in the town that they refuse to let put an end to their mission. I won’t share the details, but suffice it to say that this film is fun in all the right ways.

The Place Beyond the Pines (5 out of 5 reels) Available at Redbox now. This lengthy drama focused on the father-son relationship is heartbreaking and beautiful. The powerful storytelling will rope you in and makes up for the two hour and 20 minute run time. Luke (Ryan Gosling) is a motorcycle stunt rider who winds up a father after a one night stand with Romina (Eva Mendes). When he learns of his son a year later, he commits himself to doing whatever it takes to support his family and be a good man. Unfortunately, he resorts to robbing banks and finds himself face to face with rookie cop Avery (Bradley Cooper) and their encounter ends tragically. Years later, both men’s sons cross each other’s paths and a friendship quickly turns to secrets uncovered and vengeance between men. Gosling is unstoppable in his role as a man just trying to do what he thinks is best and Cooper shines in his role as a cop with the right intentions that still strays. Emory Cohen plays Cooper’s adult son and is the only role in the film that seems forced and disingenuous, while Dane DeHaan, playing Gosling’s son, is powerful in his role. Overall this film is a must-see for film fans that enjoy a strong story and acting that can measure up to the roles.

Hit & Run (3 out of 5 reels) Streaming on Netflix now. This fast-paced comedy/love story is full of laughs but can also satisfy your need for a romantic movie with a hilarious twist. Charlie Bronson/Yul Perrkins (Dax Shepard, of Employee of the Month) is living under the witness protection program following a botched bank robbery where he rolled over on his fellow criminals, landing them in jail. When his girlfriend, Annie (Kristen Bell, of Veronica Mars), tells him that she’s been offered her dream position at a California university, Charlie decides to put his identity in jeopardy and drive her to her interview. Everything seems to be safe with his past so far behind him, but when the couple has to stop at Annie’s exboyfriend’s house to pick up her teaching certificate, they set off a whirlwind of trouble. Annie’s jealous ex tips off Charlie’s enemies and the two have to run from a gang of violent criminals while Charlie is hell-bent on getting Annie to her destination in one piece. Hit & Run is full of action, laughs and sweet moments. Real-life couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have obvious chemistry on screen, and you find yourself rooting for their dysfunctional love story.

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AN OCTOBER BEER-FEST By Elisa Wallace & Emily Eileen Carter


ou may not be able to travel to Munich, Germany, this fall to celebrate the original Oktoberfest, but you can pay homage to the beauty of beer and celebrate in your own way at home. Who knew? Beer isn’t just for drinking! These tasty recipes will stretch your beer repertoire and give you more reasons to get friendly with this fermented beverage. So purchase your favorite beer, create these tasty recipes to accompany the brews, and get ready to host your own October Beer-fest for your friends and family.

BEER & CHEDDAR FONDUE 2 ½ cups sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 6 oz. Swiss cheese, shredded 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 cup lager beer, such as Coors Light, Miller Light, or a craft brew lager favorite 2 Tablespoons spicy brown mustard Few drops hot sauce Few drops Worcestershire sauce For Serving: 1 package mini party franks, cooked 1 head cauliflower, separated into florets 1 small loaf of sourdough bread, cubed 3 granny smith apples, cored and sliced Directions: 1. Mix cheeses and flour in a medium sized bowl. 2. Add beer to a small pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. 3. Reduce heat and add cheese in handfuls. 4. Stir constantly melting cheese in batches. 5. When all cheese has been stirred in and melted, add drops of hot and Worcestershire sauce. 6. Transfer to warm fondue pot. Serve with franks, cauliflower, bread, and apples for dipping.

BEER BUTT CHICKEN RECIPE 1 cup butter 2 tablespoons garlic salt 2 tablespoons paprika Salt and pepper to taste 1 (12 fluid ounce) can beer (clean outside of can thoroughly) 1 (4 pound) whole chicken

SEASONED LIME & BEER STEAK 4 (1/2 pound) rib-eye steaks, or steak of choice 2 tablespoons sea salt 2 tablespoons lemon pepper 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles beer of choice

Directions: 1. Preheat an outdoor grill for low heat. 2. In a small skillet, melt 1/2 cup butter. Mix in 1 tablespoon garlic salt, 1 tablespoon paprika, salt, and pepper. 3. Discard 1/2 the beer, leaving the remainder in the can. Add remaining butter, garlic salt, paprika, and desired amount of salt and pepper to beer can. Place can on a disposable baking sheet. Set chicken on can, inserting can into the cavity of the chicken. Baste chicken with the melted, seasoned butter. 4. Place baking sheet with beer and chicken on the prepared grill. Cook over low heat for about 3 hours, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 180 degrees F.

Directions: 1. Place the steaks in a large, shallow container with a lid. Season each side of the steaks with the salt and lemon pepper. Gently pour the beer over the steaks (making sure the seasoning doesn't wash off). Cover, and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. 2. Preheat grill for high heat. 3. Lightly oil grill grate. Place steaks on grill, and discard beer marinade. Cook for 5 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.

STOUT BEER CAKE 2 cups stout beer (like Guinness) 2 cups unsalted butter 11/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder 4 cups all-purpose flour 4 cups sugar 1 tbsp baking soda 11/2 tsps salt 4 eggs 11/3 cups sour cream 2 cups whipping cream 1 lb semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped) Directions For Cake: 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter three 8inch round cake pans with 2-inch-high sides. Line with parchment paper. Butter paper. 2. Bring 2 cups stout and 2 cups butter to simmer in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add cocoa powder and whisk until mixture is smooth. Cool slightly. 3. Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt in large bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat eggs and sour cream in another large bowl to blend. 4. Add stout-chocolate mixture to egg mixture and beat just to combine. Add flour mixture and beat briefly on slow speed. 5. Using rubber spatula, fold batter until completely combined. Divide batter equally among prepared pans. Bake cakes until tester inserted into center of cakes comes out clean, about 35 minutes. 6. Transfer cakes to rack; cool 10 minutes. Turn cakes out onto rack and cool completely. Directions For Icing: 1. Bring cream to simmer in heavy medium saucepan. Remove from heat. 2. Add chopped chocolate and whisk until melted and smooth. Refrigerate until icing is spreadable, stirring frequently, about 2 hours. 3. Place 1 cake layer on plate. Spread 2/3 cup icing over. Top with second cake layer. Spread 2/3 cup icing over. Top with third cake layer. Spread remaining icing over top and sides of cake.

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De-clutter Your Closet De-clutter Your Life! By Elisa D. Wallace


ur closets. They truly are snapshots in time of our lives. However, if yours has several “snapshots” of your high school years and you’re in your early thirties, it may be time to de-clutter. Maybe it’s due to the fact that clothes and accessories are relatively inexpensive or maybe it’s because several pieces have an emotional attachment for you – either way, it’s easy to quickly let your closet become a nightmare. Worried that yours is fighting a losing “battle of the bulge?” Read on for tips from the pros on tackling the beast. De-clutter Tip #1

De-clutter Tip #4:

Set aside a specific time of day. In order to properly knock this task out, you have to look at this as a job. Commitment is needed. With this said, choose a day either on the weekend or after work when you can have enough time to dedicate a few hours. Choose a time early in the day rather than later to ensure that you are able to complete the task.

Immediately clean out the closet and place items back. The sooner you place your KEEP items back in the closet, the closer you are to being finished. Sort out a method to keep yourself organized. Appropriate seasonal clothes in the front of the closet, out-of-season clothes in the back. Don’t forget the shoes! Add them to the list of items to organize.

De-clutter Tip #2: Take out everything and put it in one big pile. Yes, everything. In order to see what items need to stay and need to go, you will need to see everything. Create one big pile in the middle of the floor and toss clothes, shoes, etc. on top. If this is too intimidating, try taking out sections at a time. De-clutter Tip #3: Sort items into three main piles: KEEP. TOSS. MAYBE. The maybe pile is only for items you cannot figure out what to do with. Put these in a box and keep them for six months. If you haven’t used them by the end date, toss them. The keep pile is for things you actually use or wear. If you haven’t done either in six to twelve months—12 months depending on seasonal wear—it is time to let them go. The toss pile is the easiest of the three. These are the items you have no problem letting go of. And it really is time to get rid of that high school track jacket.

De-clutter Tip #5: Take a deep breath, step back, and look at your new closet! You’ve done it. Now try to keep the closet up to date by not allowing it to get to a point where you need to reorganize. As items slowly go out of style, get rid of them, keeping only staple pieces.

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Sounds of the South: Bluegrass and Old Time Music By Sara Stanley

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Because bluegrass has such a rich history in this area, there are countless shows and festivals throughout the year in and around the Triad region. Whether you are an avid bluegrass fan or a newcomer just looking to have a foot-stomping good time, here are some upcoming events you’ll be sure to enjoy:

all is quickly approaching, which brings a time of year known for football, chicken stews, bonfires and harvest festivals. This time of year is also perfect for rekindling a favorite past time in North Carolina history: bluegrass and old time music. This genre of music began in Kentucky, however it's heritage is deeply rooted in the mountains and foothills of North Carolina just steps away from the piedmont. Lovers of old time string music were first introduced to bluegrass in the 1940s by music legend Bill Monroe. The classic bluegrass sound was easily identified by the harmony singing and instrumental solos utilizing techniques like the three finger picking on a five string banjo. This finger picking has been dubbed “Scruggs Style” in honor of bluegrass picker Earl Scruggs. The late Doc Watson, who was also from North Carolina, made the now popular flat picking style of guitar famous to the bluegrass music world. This traditional style of music has found new life in the younger generations, connecting all age groups in a common appreciation for the twang of bluegrass and its identifiable sound of the slide guitar. Bluegrass fans all appreciate the work of Jerry Douglas, who has made the old time slide guitar sound popular through his use of the Dobro resonator guitar. Bluegrass music finds a welcome audience in North Carolina in the fall. The sound of fingers picking the strings of guitars and banjos can be heard on many back porches or sitting around the campfire. The smooth slide of the Dobro and hum of the fiddle instinctively make your foot start tapping as you warm up your dancing shoes! Bluegrass isn’t only just a back porch affair, but one to be enjoyed with family and strangers alike. Regular jam sessions held at restaurants and other establishments provide an easy outlet for those who want to play – or listen to – a great evening of music. If you’re looking for a place to go, try some of these out:

• Autumn Jubilee: October 5-6th in Salisbury, NC. Visit for more information.


• Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival: October 4th-6th in the beautiful seaside town of Manteo, NC. Visit for more information. • Brushy Mountain Apple Festival: October 5th in North Wilkesboro, NC. Visit for more information. • The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance: Fall Festival October 10th-13th, 2013, just 20 minutes southwest of Chapel Hill. Visit for more information. • North Carolina Music and Arts Festival: November 29th and 30th in Lexington, NC. Visit more information.

• Ardmore Baptist Church Bluegrass Jam Session held on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; 501 Miller Street in Winston-Salem. Contact for more information. • Camel City Bluegrass Jam held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m.; Augsburg Lutheran Church, 845 West 5th Street in Winston-Salem. Contact for more information. • Foothills Bluegrass Jam held every Wednesday at 8 p.m.; Foothills Brewery, 638 West 4th Street in Winston-Salem. Go to for more information. • Historic EARLE Theatre Jam Sessions held weekly on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m., 142 N. Main Street in Mount Airy. Go to for more information.

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Paying Kindness Forward:

A Teacher’s Experience By Lisa S.T. Doss


he gifts rendered by a Good Samaritan are a human response empowered by the teachings of God and Christian living. By helping others live better lives, the belief is goodness will be “paid back” in exponential ways. These days, it may be hard to find those “feel good” stories of people showing tremendous kindnesses toward others, among all the tragedy and unexplainable events that are brought to each of us as “news.” We expect to hear good deeds from our health care professionals; police, rescue, firefighters, military personnel; and especially our teachers now that school is back in session. But, what of our ordinary citizens that, based on their actions, become extraordinary people. It is kindness at its best when you see a person reach a box of cereal off the top shelf for a thankful older woman, or see another wash a child’s hands when mom is busy helping a sibling. Acts of kindness occur when we overhear a waiter tell men and women in military uniform that an appreciative couple paid for their lunches. But, something out of the ordinary occurs when a complete stranger swipes his debit card to pay for a teacher’s school supplies. Yes, paying it forward in this situation not only gave recognition to one teacher, but to the teaching profession. Amen! On September 7, 2013, a headline appeared which read, “To the Man Who Paid For My Classroom Supplies at the Target in South Asheville.” Our North Carolina teachers continue to be slighted by maintaining and extending budget cuts to their well-earned salaries, everyday supplies and programs; however, it does not stop the dedication of all teachers who continue to spend personal money to buy items for their students and classrooms. It may sound unusual for a citizen to pay for such items like tape, glue sticks and notebooks; but, to a grateful North Carolina educator, she felt, “…valued, appreciated and supported. I can't begin to describe how my heart lifted when you

walked over to the card reader and swiped your debit card,” she said. “I wish I could have thought of something to say beyond ‘thank you.’ Truly, there are no words. I managed to make it out to my car before the tears started streaming down my face. Even now, I am moved beyond words by your kindness. The bottom of that receipt may as well have read ‘one million dollars.’ It meant that much to me. You were an instrument of God's Grace and Mercy for me today. On behalf of every teacher in North Carolina, thank you!” WHO ARE OUR TEACHERS? They are professional men and women who rise early and arrive home late. The role of the teacher is never eight to five when one considers the meetings, committees, after school activities or team sport practices and games. Grading papers, planning and calling parents usually consume the late evenings. Teachers are an extension of parents who both sternly and fairly demonstrate life lessons, such as hard work, will result in good grades. To boarding school students, he or she is sometimes mistakenly called mom or dad. Elementary students wonder if their teachers ever go home, and so do the teachers. The men and women who are our teachers are indeed special people simply because they educate our youth and work hard to make them better citizens and genuinely good Samaritans. When we support our teachers in the community, we are helping to foster the educational development of our children. Support includes:

• Attending school events. There are wonderful opportunities available throughout the year for the community to support the programs offered by art, music, drama and athletic teachers. • While art supplies, Clorox wipes and Kleenex are needed throughout the year, especially for preschool and elementary classrooms, middle and high school teachers in private and public schools have different needs. Contact your local school to find out how you can either offer the gift of volunteering or assist in other ways. • All teachers are thankful for verbal and written words of appreciation; however, parents should also reach out to those teachers who challenge your child or teen to work harder or think outside of the box. If we are honest with ourselves, rushing instead of showing patience effects how generous we are toward others. A young driver witnessed an older man walking with a cane trying to take the trash to the curb. To his surprise, the teen pulled over to help. Teachers of all titles and ages encourage the foundation of our good decisions. Author, Molly Friendenfeld wrote, “A purposeful act or extension of kindness to another is never wasted, for it always resides in the hearts of all involved in a chain of love.”

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Been There – Pinned That! By Lindsay Craven


f you haven’t discovered the magic that is Pinterest then you are missing out on the most time consuming, yet inspiring, website around. The magical world of Pinterest gives you a way to search and catalogue neat ideas for recipes, homemade gifts, decorating, organization and more. This column will explore some Pinterest ideas, and show you how you can make some simple Pinterest projects at home in about a day. PROJECT TWO: CREEPY DIY WREATH



WHAT YOU’LL NEED: This project is very low maintenance and a great option if you love your Halloween decorations but hate how quickly your carved pumpkins deteriorate. Just grab a couple of miniature pumpkins from your local pumpkin patch or grocery store. Since it was so early in the season and the stores weren’t carrying pumpkins yet, I found a couple of Styrofoam pumpkins at my local Dollar Tree. You’ll also need some acrylic paint (I chose white and black), paintbrushes if you don’t have them on hand and some puffy paint in a blood red color. FROM PIN TO REALITY:

Wash off your pumpkins if you purchase the real thing and then lay out some newspaper to protect your surface. Layer your pumpkin with your chosen paint. You’ll want to paint the entire pumpkin, and I chose to paint the stem as well. Due to the vibrant orange of my pumpkins, I had to go back for a second coat of white paint on one of them. Let them dry completely before you come back with the puffy paint.

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Once your pumpkins are coated and dried, grab your bright red puffy paint and start by circling the base of the stem.

Next, just bring lines of puffy paint down the indentions in your pumpkin. I did every indention but, in retrospect, I wish I had skipped one or two so it didn’t look so uniform. You don’t have to make the lines even all the way around the pumpkin – it looks better if you vary it up. Make sure you give the bottle an extra squeeze at the bottom of the line so that you achieve the dripping effect.

Let your pumpkins dry overnight and voila! You have some disturbing Halloween pumpkins that will last you longer than your carved creations.

Grab a standard grapevine wreath from your local florist or craft store. I scored mine at Michael’s for $9, and I had a 40 percent off coupon. Grab a can of black spray paint and some decorative items to dress it up. I recommend a dollar store or discount retailer because they have some great options that won’t break the bank. I picked up some ravens to pin in the wreath, a skull doorknocker to hang in the center and a creepy sign to hang from below the wreath. I’ve also seen some great wreaths with a “Happy Halloween” sign and ribbon if you’d like to go with a more decorative look. FROM PIN TO REALITY:

I hung my wreath from a wreath hanger that I didn’t mind spraying down to add to the effect. Make sure to protect the surface behind where you’re spraying with newspaper or a drop cloth. Coat the wreath entirely in the black spray paint, making sure to get in all the nooks and crannies of the vines.

Allow the wreath to dry and gather your decorative items. Once it’s dry, start decorating. I tied my door knocker to hang from the center so it’s functional on Halloween night. Then I stuck in the ominous little birds.

For a final touch, I added an “Enter If You Dare” sign and left it hanging a little crooked like you’d imagine a decrepit wreath might appear on a haunted house.

Now, just hang it up and you’re set to be the creepiest door on the block!

Both of these projects were easily done in less than an hour and were relatively inexpensive. They could be even more affordable if you have most of the items on hand. Check back next month for a great Thanksgiving table decoration and a fun recipe!

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hree children, all growing up in a musical environment. Different families, not even neighbors, no way of knowing their young lives would be intertwined by the passion each one of them is developing at an early age.

They have each always been caressed by music, surrounded like a baby’s blanket from their early years. Two began by singing in church. Church youth choir was a first step for Shep Taylor. Angela Garrity moved in a similar orbit of singing solos in church or entertaining family at social functions. Her father was in a show band that used choreographed numbers and costume changes. Following both her parents’ musical and theatrical influence, Angela is a talented and gifted entertainer. Matt Crow was also developing as a child surrounded by music. His father played bass and guitar and his uncle was a musician and played in various bands. Music was in their collective blood. Their families welcomed the budding musical passions and talent. Angela began vocal lessons at age twelve and continued into her early adulthood; as she moved into college, her major was Music Education. She started singing with a band by the time she was in her late twenties. Shep started playing bass at thirteen and was in a band by the time he was nineteen. Matt began playing along with his dad’s band at twelve, and at thirteen, got his first electric guitar and amp. He was playing in bands by the time he was fifteen. Matt is the Beethoven of the trio. He sees music in his head and is a naturally gifted musician with a great ear. The talents of these three

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musicians eventually came together to form Mezza Voce. It is their passion and a project they pour their hearts, souls and gifts into. They seem to feed off each other musically, drawing on each one’s strengths and allowing each other to grow in his or her craft. Angela is currently exploring percussion sounds to give more texture to the music they produce. She is tackling learning to play the djembre (which all faithful Forsyth Woman readers should remember from my drumming article). Matt is also enjoying writing and playing their original music. Shep is inspired by unique and less known musicians and hears music wherever he goes. I hesitate to categorize Mezza Voce. I will tell you that their musical inspiration comes (either directly, or indirectly through their parents) from the likes of Peter Gabriel, Led Zepplin, Journey and Boston. Please try to catch this amazing band somewhere soon. Their schedule includes: Thurs, 9/26: Full Moon Oyster Bar, Clemmons, NC 6:15-9:15 Fri, 9/27: Pinetree Bar and Grill, Winston- Salem, NC 8-11 Sat, 9/28: Brewballs, Burlington, NC 10-2 Wed, 10/9: Ziggy's, Winston- Salem, NC Fri, 10/18: Mac and Nelli's, Winston-Salem, NC Thurs, 10/31: Briar Patch, Winston- Salem, NC 7-9pm Fri,11/1: Pine Tree Bar and Grill, Winston- Salem, NC 8-11 Sat, 11/2: River Ridge Taphouse, Clemmons, NC 9-12 For bookings and information, contact Angela:, or (336) 601-1239.

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Behind the Screams: A Peek Into the World Behind Spookywoods By Lindsay Craven n Kersey Valley, dark and sinister things lurk in the halls of the old farmhouse, in the rows of corn, and in the branches of the forest. You’ll hear strange growls and see shadows move, and when you don’t think you can stand anymore, a terrifying creature will leap from the darkness, leaving you crippled in fear.


Terror this striking and powerful doesn’t happen overnight. The staff and crew of Spookywoods have focused years of attention on providing the best in Halloween-themed entertainment year after year. This year, they allowed Forsyth Woman magazine a glimpse into what goes into making this scary little world work. “We start on next year’s show two to three weeks after we close up for the year,” said Amber Michael, art director and show coordinator. “We will have the script and all of the designs ready by the deadline at the first of January, and we’ll sit down with Tony and Donna to do a presentation, letting them know what we can do. The build crew will then come in to give them an estimate of what our vision will cost, they will give us our budget and we are started again by the end of January.” This year, Amber and Joh Harp, director and special effects supervisor, have made some major changes to set Spookywoods even further apart from other local haunts by keeping guests guessing about what will come next. They have done away with iconic characters like Freddy Krueger, Michael Meyers and Jason Voorhees, and replaced them with unique characters that their team has visualized from conception to creation; and they have gone through the entire haunt and meticulously analyzed

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each scene to ensure the most exciting and thrilling experience possible. And while there is never a dull moment at Spookywoods, there are a few chances to catch your breath. This year, the “catch your breath” areas are also part of the show. “We want to entertain the guests, and not just scare them, so we put things in the show that are beautiful, as well,” said Amber. One of the best features of Spookywoods is the cohesive storyline for the audience to follow as they go from one scene to the next. While there are many phantoms and fantasy creatures lurking in the shadows, the team has worked hard to play on common phobias that will have an effect on just about anyone who walks through.

“As customers enter and exit the show, it changes time periods,” said Joh. “We built a lot of the scenes around having our audience come in and feel like they are a part of the show. It’s also amazing to watch all the artists come together here with their talents and gifts brought to our table. We are building a reliable and talented team that cares about creating artwork.” The staff encourages visitors to pay attention to the details of Spookywoods and take note of what impressed them or what could be improved. They value the feedback of their customers and use it to enhance the quality of the haunt each year. “I think that people assume that we’re artists, and so we’re touchy about our work, but we’re not,” said Victoria Singleton, lead costumer. “When people comment on our Facebook page, to us directly or to the office staff, we like that. We want to hear the positive and the negative. We want to know what worked, what didn’t work, things that stood out and things that scared them. That’s important to us because we don’t know what our customers are thinking unless they tell us.” Spookywoods is open Oct. 4-5, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 29-31 and Nov. 1-2. Tickets are $20 on Thursdays and Sundays and $25 on Fridays and Saturdays. A VIP Fast Pass is available for $35. Spookywoods is located at 1615 Kersey Valley Road in Archdale.

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here is something very gratifying about taking aim with a shotgun and busting a clay disk in mid-air. But while I enjoy shooting trap, I’ve never undertaken the sport of hunting. Why, you ask? Well for one thing, they’re all nuts. Not the animals – the hunters.

It is deer season and my friend’s husband, Dave, has begun glowing like a hormonal pregnant woman. I understand the concept of hunting a wild animal and processing the meat into something that will land on your kitchen table. I really do. After all, if there weren’t something to all the hunting hoopla, outdoor retailers such as Bass Pro Shops wouldn’t exist. But once you venture down that trail, it is a bizarre world. For starters, deer hunters feed their unsuspecting prey to attract the animals to the area where they plan to hunt. They dump bags of corn into electronically timed feeders, which resemble giant funnels that are elevated on tripods. They sprinkle deer treats around like a group of old men feeding pigeons in the city. Dave also stalks his prey in advance with motion-activated game spy cameras. These camouflaged cameras are designed to be mounted to a feeder, tree or deer stand. Some of the cameras will instantly send photos directly to the hunter’s smartphone, whenever an animal wanders by. Which brings me to the deer stands. Simply put, they’re designed to provide hunters with an elevated point of view from which to shoot. Some have comfy swiveling seats, cup holders, and of course, camouflage mosquito netting. The weirdness doesn’t end there. Dave buys special laundry detergent that uses enzymes to remove human scent from his clothing. There are dryer sheets, too. Who knew? Apparently, one must be very crafty to snag a trophy buck. Dave’s arsenal includes hunter’s body wash and hunter’s deodorant. Seriously. There is even a scent-masking spray to use in the field, just in case some stray beads of human perspiration pop out while Mother Nature has the bad manners to blow her gentle breeze in the direction of nearby deer. “Sure you don’t want to borrow my Avon Skin-So-Soft bug spray?” I offered as Dave was preparing for a weekend at his hunting cabin, his gear spread all over the living room. I’d

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stopped by their house to retrieve my friend, Lisa. “No thanks,” he said, missing my sarcasm. “I have some earth scent insect repellant.” “Of course you do.” I eyed the array of products he was packing into a duffel bag and spied a bottle that looked like it belonged in a biotech laboratory. “What’s that stuff?” He didn’t miss a beat. “Doe urine.” “Come again?” I said. Lisa was accustomed to his pre-hunt rituals and just rolled her eyes, but I thought I’d heard wrong. “Doe urine,” Dave repeated. “Very stinky stuff. Attracts the bucks.” “But I thought your goal was scent elimination.” Dave explained that there are scent eliminators and then there are scent attractants. I did a shrug-sigh. “What?” he said. “Seems like an unfair advantage. You’re really stacking the deck against the poor deer.” “You have to stack the deck.” He double checked the lid on the doe pee before stuffing it in his duffel. “Deer have extraordinary senses and are really good at detecting people.” “Huh.” I tried not to smirk, acting as though I were deep in thought. “The same animals that hang out along busy highways to graze?” Before he could come back with a retort, Lisa gave her man a quick kiss and we hightailed it out of there. “If he must hunt, then I guess I’d better go gather,” she said through a bright smile. “Let’s go shopping!” T. Lynn Ocean is the author of novels including Fool Me Once, Sweet Home Carolina, and the Jersey Barnes southern mystery series. Her next book, which is set in Myrtle Beach, SC, will be out this fall. Contact the author at

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come from Henderson, located 40-miles north of Raleigh, and home of North Carolina’s Apple Festival. Before you decide what to do with your bushel of apples, first consider what preservation method would suit your apple variety. Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Rome Beauty, and Stayman apples do well in the freezer. If your goal is to make applesauce or apple butter, select Golden Delicious, Rome Beauty, Stayman, or McIntosh apples. The one apple that does not freeze or cook well is Red Delicious; therefore, eat them while they are fresh. It is also wise to use your bushel soon after purchase or store in a cool, dark place. Do not cover or wrap; instead, an open paper bag or layering in a wooden crate or basket are great choices. Brown spots and skin breaks can “upset the apple cart” and be evidence of spoiling, rotting, or mold. Apples should be firm. Due to an excessive rainy season, apples will taste differently; therefore, eat an apple prior to cooking. Applesauce may require an addition of spices to ensure good flavoring. Sing along, please! “I thank the Lord for giving me the things I need, the sun and the rain and the apple seed.” We may not recognize the name John Chapman, but all of us will remember Johnny Appleseed, a pioneer, missionary, and gardener of the 1700s who introduced the apple

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“TAKE FLIGHT” EXHIBIT OPENS AT SCIWORKS 10am-4pm, SciWorks. The Take Flight Exhibit is devoted to the creative exploration of flight. Visitors can try their hands at the paper airplane launchers, the hoverport, the rocket launcher and other flight experiences. 714.7109 FREE PUMPKIN SPICE DAY 10am-7pm, Dewey's at Thruway and Reynolda Manor shopping centers. Dewey's will give out free pumpkin spice cake squares or free pumpkin spice lattes, 397.5579

KIDS’ MORNING OUT 9:30am-11:30am, Salem Gymnastics Sports Center, 4870 Country Club Rd. Come see all Salem Gymnastics has to offer with a variety of individual activity stations. Each adult receives four tickets for our fabulous prize board drawings! 765.4668

OCTOBER 1-29 LITTLE CREEK FALL SOCCER 4:30-5:30pm, 610 Foxcroft Drive in W-S. Little Creek Recreation Center is starting a free, five-week soccer program for ages 4-12. Sign up is required. 659.4303

OCTOBER 2 GROWING BLUEBERRIES IN THE HOME LANDSCAPE 11am-12pm, Arboretum Office at Tanglewood Park, behind the Manor House. Bill Colvin, will discuss how to grow blueberries successfully. Preparing the soil, needed amendments like fertilizer, how many shrubs you need, pruning and harvesting will be discussed. 703.2850

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH DAY OF UNITY 12-1pm, 1200 South Broad Street. The Day of Unity is a commemorative celebration honoring survivors and victims of domestic violence homicide. 722.8173 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONSERVATORY 3-6pm, Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University. Open house to celebrate the anniversary of the conservatory and greenhouse complex. Light refreshments. 758.3485 PILATES FOR PINK 5-7pm, Inner Strength Pilates, 4983 Martin View Lane. Learn how Pilates can help benefit those affected. 100% of any donations received will go directly to our local Komen Foundation. 813-5320. THEN SIGNS MY SOUL 7-9pm, Triad Baptist Church, 1175 South Main St in Kernersville. Community choral conducted by Dr. Rick Hendricks and special guest Mercy’s Well will perform to benefit The Shepherd's Center. 996.6696

OCTOBER 4-5 HILLSDALE UMC CONSIGNMENT SALE 9am-12pm, Advance. Consign or shop for gently used clothes, accessories, toys, books, games, baby equipment and furniture. or

OCTOBER 5 HEAVENLY HARVEST 11:30am-3:30pm, New Vision Baptist Worship Center. FREE family/community carnival. Puppet and reptile shows, bounce house, live music, door prizes, clowns, free hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and more! DAY OF THE DEAD FAMILY DAY 1-4pm, Museum of Anthropology, WFU. MOA will celebrate its “new and improved” Day of the Dead exhibit with an event for all ages featuring crafts, entertainment and food related to the celebration. 758.5282

OCTOBER 5-6 W-S FESTIVAL BALLET PRESENTS EXPANDED BALLET “DRACULA” 8-10pm, Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 North Spruce St. Told from the viewpoint of the vampire himself, audience comes to understand Dracula’s undying love for Mina, spanning centuries and continents. Cost: $23.50/pp; $20/children, students and seniors; $10/student rush. 747.1414 FAMILY FIRST WORKSHOP – FELT BIRD WORKSHOP 2-4:30pm, Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Find many feathered friends in the fine and decorative arts of Reynolda House, then create your own fabulous bird ornament out of colorful felt. Cost: $8/members; $10/non-members. Art materials are provided. Registration required as class enrollment is limited; call 758.5599.

OCTOBER 8 GIRLS' NIGHT OUT 5 pm…until! Westbend Vineyards and Brewhouse, 5394 Williams Rd in Lewisville. Grab a friend, neighbor, co-worker, mother, sister, SOMEBODY and have a much need Girls’ Night Out. $20/person includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and two drink tickets for beer or wine. Hope to see you there! 866.901.5032

OCTOBER 9 FAIR FOOD DRIVE 11am-9pm, Dixie Classic Fairgrounds, 421 West 27th Street. Bring five Lowes brand non-perishable food items to the Dixie Classic Fair, and get free admission into the fair for that day only. Donations go to Crisis Control Ministry's food pantries. 724.7875 ext. 1040

OCTOBER 10 LEWISVILLE LASER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 5-8pm, Lewisville Laser and Aesthetics. Lewisville Laser would like to invite you to our anniversary celebration! We will be offering discounts and freebies. 945.2076

OCTOBER 11-12 WOMEN OF FAITH Times vary, Bojangles Coliseum. You’ll hear stories that strengthen, practical Bible teachings that can transform your everyday living and experience authentic praise and worship with music. 888.493.2484 HOLY FAMILY CHURCH FALL BAZAAR 4820 Kinnamon Rd in Clemmons. 31st annual bazaar loaded with fall and Christmas items, hand knitted items, garden and yard art, unique one-of-a-kind hand painted children's and adult furniture and bake sale. Lunch served. 659.8731

OCTOBER 12 ASTRONOMY OBSERVATION AT SCIWORKS 7-9:30pm, SciWorks, 400 West Hanes Mill Rd. Program about the current night sky in the planetarium and then head outside to view stars, planets and more through professional telescopes. 714.7109

OCTOBER 17 HOME FREE 12-1:30pm, Bridger Field House at BB&T field. Tickets are $50 or Tables are $500 for 10 people Home Free is the annual benefit to end domestic violence in Forsyth County. Cost: $50/person. 778.7053 for tickets.

OCTOBER 18 THE CAROLINA SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL: A BOUQUET OF MUSIC 3-8pm, Reynolda House Museum of American Art. The Carolina Summer Music Festival returns with a bouquet of chamber music both traditional and contemporary. Cost: $8/members & students; $18/non-members. 758.5150 ZUMBATHON FUNDRAISER 7-10pm, Village Inn Event Center, 6205 Ramada Drive in Clemmons. 100% of the proceeds will go to early detection, treatment and finding a cure for breast cancer through Susan G. Komen NW NC. This three-hour dance-fitness party will feature over a dozen certified Zumba Instructors, DJ with club lighting, refreshments, vendors, raffle and door prizes! Cost: $15/advance; $20/door. 714.0172

OCTOBER 18-19 HEART OF THE TRIAD QUILT SHOW 9am-6pm, 1203 Frances Daily Court in Colfax. “Log Cabin...The Heart of Quilting” will feature many quilts from traditional to contemporary. Vendors, boutique, quilt drawing, silent auction and Granny's Attic. Cost: $5/person. 299.6440



RESEARCH FOR A CURE LUNCHEON 11am-2pm, Center United Methodist Church, 1400 Center Rd in Yadkinville. Breast Cancer Research Foundation of the Triad will sponsor a luncheon, silent auction, Yo Yo Quilt Raffle and entertainment by The Enon Boys. Cost: $12/person. 469.0131

ANNUAL FLY-IN THE SPIRIT OF AVIATION: THE NEXT GENERATION 8am-4pm, Sugar Valley Airport, 249 Gilbert Road Mocksville. Airplanes on display, presentations include WINGS credit programs, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) programs, remote control airshow, music, food, fun and young eagle flights. 998.3971 TRICK OR TREAT AT SCIWORKS 3-5pm, SciWorks, 400 West Hanes Mill Road. Dress up in your Halloween best and trick-or-treat throughout the museum! Get some yummy candy and cool novelty items while having lots of fun. Included with museum admission (and free for SciWorks members). 714.7109 ROCK LASER SHOWS IN SCIWORKS’ PLANETARIUM 6-8pm, SciWorks, 400 West Hanes Mill Road. Family-friendly show featuring classic chart-toppers like "Monster Mash," "Ghostbusters," "Bad Moon Rising" and more! Cost: $6/person per show, or enjoy both shows for $10/person. 714.7109 SCIENCE OF THE PARANORMAL PRESENTATION 8:30-10pm, SciWorks, 400 West Hanes Mill Rd. 90-minute presentation entitled “Science of Paranormal Investigating.” Carolina Paranormal Society will explain the technology and techniques they use to study paranormal phenomena. $25/person. 714.7109

REYNOLDA SKETCH 10am-12:30pm, Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Reynolda Sketch is a series of workshops for art students in 7th-12th grades who are interested in improving their artistic skills. Each 2.5-hour session focuses on a different aspect of art-making. Cost: $25 members/$35 non-members. All six classes $125 members/$175 for non-members. 758.5150

OCTOBER 20 BRIDAL SHOW AT THE BB&T BALLPARK BB&T Ballpark, 951 Ballpark Way. Meet great wedding vendors who can help you plan your dream wedding. Admission for two is $24 at the door. Register online and save 50% with promo code FALLINLOVE at Send questions to CROP HUNGER WALK 2:30-4:30pm, Corpening Plaza, 231 First Street. Join more than 2,000 walkers to help raise awareness and money to fight hunger locally and globally. Registration starts at 1:30pm. Benefits Crisis Control Ministry, Sunnyside Ministry and Church World Service. Free, but donations requested. 724.7875 etc. 1040

OCTOBER 22 BOOKMARKS PRESENTS LEMONY SNICKET 6:30-7:30pm, Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University. BookMarks and WFU host Lemony Snicket, on tour for his new book, “When Did You See Her Last?” Send questions for Lemony in advance to Cost: $15/person or $25 with book/person. 747.1471 THE THREE AGES OF MAN: KEATS, WORDSWORTH AND YEATS 7-8:30pm, Centenary United Methodist Church, Dr. Ed Wilson, Provost Emeritus at Wake Forest will discuss the Poetry of Keats, Wordsworth and Yeats. 758.4682

OCTOBER 23 CINEMA UNDER THE STARS PRESENTS “E.T.: THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL” (1982) 9-11pm, Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Summer heralds long, lazy evenings and ambitious movies. Copresented by the School of Filmmaking at UNCSA. Cost: $5/pp– cash only. 758.5150

OCTOBER 24 BOOKMARKS PRESENTS LEE SMITH 7-8pm, Hanes Auditorium, Salem College Fine Arts Center. BookMarks and the Salem College Center for Women Writers host Lee Smith, award-winning author of the novel Guests on Earth. FREE, but premier reception with book signing tickets available for $65. 747.1471

OCTOBER 25 ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN SCHOOL CARNIVAL 5-7:30pm, St. John's Lutheran School, 2415 Silas Creek Parkway. Community carnival with food, games and activities for the kids. Entrance is FREE; tickets available for games and food at the door. PAINT COUTURE 101 7-9pm, Eclection. This hands-on décor paint workshop will be fun and informative! Learn the basics of using Paint Couture, a furniture and cabinet paint. Create four sample boards to take home and a glass of red or white wine is included. $65/person. 497.4822

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

OCTOBER 29 THE BELLE OF AMHERST: A PORTRAYAL OF EMILY DICKINSON 7-8:30pm, Centenary United Methodist Church Auditorium. Actress Robin Voiers presents a dramatic portrayal of Emily Dickinson. 758.4682

OCTOBER 30 CINEMA UNDER THE STARS PRESENTS: “BACK TO THE FUTURE” 9-11pm, Reynolda House Museum of American Art. $5/person – cash only. 758.5150

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NOW THROUGH NOVEMBER 2 KERSEY VALLEY MAIZE ADVENTURE 12-6pm, 1615 Kersey Valley Road in High Point. Maize Adventure is the most famous corn maze in NC; a perfect way for your family, school, home school or church group to experience a day of camaraderie and fun! $10.95+. 431.1700

NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 8 “THINGS WONDROUS & HUMBLE” EXHIBITION 9:30am-4:30pm, Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Explore approaches to still life in this exhibition featuring some of the finest examples of still life from collections across the state. $14/adult; free/children 18 and under, students, Wake Forest employees and military personnel. 758.5150


OCTOBER 19 & 26

NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 13 EXHIBIT: CHINESE CERAMICS FROM THE CHANGSHA KILNS 10am-4:30pm. MOA’s new permanent exhibit provides overview of the ceramics produced by families at the Changsha Kilns during the Tang Dynasty more than one thousand years ago, features more than 100 spectacular ceramic objects from the Collection. 758.5282. LIFE AFTER DEATH: THE DAY OF THE DEAD IN MEXICO 10am-4:30pm, Museum of Anthropology, WFU. MOA’s annual exhibit includes new information with sections about the celebration’s history and unique folk art. 758.5282

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

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THIRD THURSDAYS (SEP/OCT/NOV/FEB/MAR/APR) WINSTON-SALEM READING ASSOCIATION 6:30-8:30pm, Kimmel Farm Elementary School. Open to anyone who loves reading and supports literacy. $40/year membership.

SATURDAYS THROUGH DECEMBER BARNHILL’S WINE TOURS 10am-5pm, Barnhill's, 811 Burke St in W-S. Cost varies by tour - includes transportation, wine tastings, lunch, water and more, depending on specific wineries. Reservations recommended. 602.1383

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1. Not many women ever said, “I want to own a Haunted Trail.” How did you get into the SCARE business?

“I’ve always had a passion for everything Halloween, graduating with a theater degree, I’ve had a passion for drama,” said Janus. “I worked for a while at Scarowinds in Charlotte, then moved back to Pfafftown. I thought, ‘there really isn’t a haunted trail close, so why not?’ Wicked Whimsies came from the thought of what would happen if our current fairy tales went to the dark side? The trail just evolved from there. I love that it also has become a place for local youth to not only play but work as well.” 2. What advice would you give to younger women thinking about this business?

Kelly Melang always gets the last word with the women of Winston!

“It sounds cliché, but don’t doubt your passions,” said Janus. “Many people try to discount a passion for Halloween and all things scary, if that is what you want to do, then go for it. There is nothing more fun than a good scare, and speeding up the blood flow is good for you too.” 3. What is your greatest obstacle working in the Haunted Trail business as a woman?

“For me, it is probably funding,” said Janus. “All of the different parts of our attraction, we make ourselves; we don’t buy at shows. It is a great lesson for youth in the building process. If I had more money, I could pay all of my volunteers during the season. Right now, I make everyone dinner every night they work, and I have small gifts for some of my volunteers. That’s a goal we are working toward.” 4. What sets you apart from other women?

“My drive for the industry,” said Janus. “My friends will listen to me tell them about a new way I’m developing to scare people, and they just shake their heads. I am also grateful to my husband Scott, the engineer; I come up with an idea, and he figures out if we can build it.” 5. Where do you see women in your business in five years?

“I’d love to see more women haunt owners,” said Janus. “Granted there are a lot of husband and wife owned businesses, but I’d like to see women more as the primary part of the business. At Wicked Whimsies, they see me as the owner; I am the face of the business.” 6. If you could nominate a local woman for president, who would it be?

“Oh, our Wicked Fairies would take over the presidency in a coup,” said Janus. “We’d have different fairy tale characters as parts of the cabinet. Could you imaging Old Mother Hubbard as the secretary of state - especially our dark Old Mother Hubbard? It would be very interesting.” 7. How do you define your legacy?

With Jenn Janus Itʼs October, and sometimes when the night is dark, and we hear that noise behind us - weʼre afraid to turn around. Jenn Janus of Wicked Whimsies, a haunted trail located in Pfafftown knows all about this. In fact, she’s the one putting the SCARE behind you! The Wicked Whimsies, fairy tales gone dark, opens for the month of October; and the Last Word caught up with Jenn as she was planning out new parts of the attraction.

“I hope that people don’t see my legacy as the Haunted Trail,” said Janus. “My biggest purpose behind the trail is to work with local youth, to give them something to do, someone to talk to and a fun place to work. It is not uncommon for youth to spend the night during the weekends the trail is open. I hope that my legacy is that I helped just one person through a difficult time with work at the haunted trail.” 8. What is your guilty pleasure?

“This sounds crazy but I love to sit outside on my deck in the dark reading horror novels on my iPad. And when I hear that noise behind me, believe me, most of the time I don t turn around.

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A Accent Prone...................................45 Accessorize This! ............................91 Adrienne Fletcher Photography......109 Aesthetic Images Photography ........48 Allegacy Federal Credit Union ........132 Andrea Robinson, DDS......................7 Animal Hospital West ......................71 Anne Marie Goslak ........................101 Arts on Sunday ...............................89

B Becky Davis ..................................107 Bella Upstyles....................................5 Best Bet Painters ...........................101 Bloomday Granite & Marble...............8 Boonville..........................................29 Bridal Show at the Ballpark..............14 Burklee Printing................................93 Busy as a Bee ...............................109

C CareNet ...........................................72 Carolina Shutter & Blinds.................21 Charleston Custom Painters ............77 Chermak & Hanson .........................91 Chris’ Lawncare ..............................95 Christina’s Dessertery ...................125 Chrystal Yates................................121 City Notary Service........................120 Clemmons Bicycle Shop ...............130 Clemmons Comprehensive Dental...89 Complete Rehab............................105 Consignment Shop Hop ................130 Couture Eyewear ...........................131





Handpicked Consignments..............89 Hauser Rental................................111 Hawthorne Eye Associates, PA........35 Heavenly Cheesecakes by Becky ..121 Hillcrest Vision.................................77 Hip Chics.........................................27 Home Free.......................................99 Homewatch Caregivers ...................89 Hospice & Palliative Care Center......77 House Matters..........................95,121 House Matters Lawn Care ...............83 Hummingbird Designs.....................61

Mac & Nelli’s.................................124 Mainstream Boutique.......................10 McIntosh Total Home Repairs..........93 Merhoff & Associates......................43 Merlot & VanGogh .........................123 MetLife ............................................75 Minglewood Flowers .......................83 Moonlight Designs.........................105 Moore Self Storage........................111

I Inner Strength Pilates.......................53 Invio Consignment...........................83


Dalton’s Crossing ............................15 Dawson Tree Service.....................121 Jeffrey Adams .................................21 Diet Center.....................................109 June DeLugas Interiors....................39 Dine by Design ................................75 Junior League of Winston-Salem...101 Dream Maker Bath & Kitchen ..........95

N Note Worthy ....................................51 Novant Health ..................................23 Novant Health Triad OBGYN.............15 Novant Health WomanCare..............21 Nu Expression .................................63


Earheart Healthy Weightloss..............3 Eclection..........................................17 Ekissa............................................121 Electrolysis, Etc .............................121 Etc. Consignment Shoppe ...............67

Kelly Antiques................................123 Kernersville Arts & Craft Guild.........59 Kersey Valley Maize Adventure ......113 Kersey Valley Spooky Woods ........117 Kersey Valley Zipline ..........................2 Kingery & Kingery ...........................10


Pam Boyle & Associates .................57 Pam St. Clair Nerium .....................120 Papou Bill’s LLC ............................120 Penny Lane Boutique.......................87 PF Plumbing ....................................33 Phoenix Grille.....................................9 Piedmont Diaper Bank ...................123 Piedmont Opera...............................55 Pine Brook Country Club ...............119 Portrait Gallery, The .........................73 Prints Charming Photo Booth ........107 Professional Carpet Systems...........65




Fabian’s Restaurant ..................30,107 Farrago..........................................113 Forsyth Plastic Surgery....................53 Fratelli’s ...........................................65 Fresh Air Carpet Care ....................120


Last Resort, The..............................97 Laster’s Fine Art & Antiques............15 Launch Media & Marketing............129 LePa Faith Farm.............................121 Lewisville Laser ...............................27 Lil’ Briar Patch ...............................109 Goin’ Postal ...................................120 Linda K. Showers Voice Talent ......120 grassroots .......................................85 Logan Heating & Air ........................17 Groutsmith.......................................79 Lyndhurst OBGYN............................11


Race the Bar WKZL .......................115 ReDESIGNS by Ava .........................57 River Ridge Tap House ....................67 Ruff Housing ...................................73

S Salem Academy ..............................17 Salem Funeral Home .......................83 Salem Gymnastics ..........................91 Salem Smiles ..................................75

Salemtowne.....................................81 Sander Smith...................................81 Sass Consignment ..........................41 Sewingly Yours................................29 Sharon Reid, DDS............................29 Shea’s Consign & Design................69 Silpada ..........................................121 Simple Dwellings...........................120 Simply Southern Cuisine .................97 Simply Sterling ..................................5 Simply-Boudoir................................37 Singing Bird Salon .........................120 Starboard Accounting......................91 Summit Eye Care.............................16 Sweet Repeat ................................107

T Tart Sweets .....................................59 Thruway Center...............................87 TJ’s Body Shop.............................130 Todd’s Easy Moves .........................97 Traveling Vineyard .........................107 Treasures Consignments ...............107 Treasures Décor ................................9 Tricia’s Catering...............................85 Truliant Federal Credit Union.......23,25

V Vienna Village Assisted Living .........47

W Wayne Collins Electric .....................75 Westbend Vineyards........................19 WFBH Brenner FIT ...........................31 WFBH Cosmetic Surgery.................71 Winston-Salem Dermatology...........59 Women’s Fund ..............................103 Woodard & Company......................59

Y Yours Truly ....................................107 October 2013

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Clemmons Bicycle Shop

Fall Consignment Shop Hop

Saturday, November 2nd! Only a few seats remain. Visit to learn more. includes transportation & lunch PLUS the opportunity to win some fantastic door prizes along the way!



STOPS WILL INCLUDE: eClection • Etc. Consignment • Hand Picked Consignment • Invio • SASS Consignment Treasures Decor • Treasures Consignment Shea's Consign & Design • Sweet Repeat • Yours Truly

Lunch will be provided by Which Wich Superior Sandwiches and delicious cupcakes, courtesy Christina's Dessertery, will follow! Stay up to date on Consignment Shop Hop news by liking us on Facebook! Have questions? Email

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MINOR to MAJOR REPAIRS PDR-Paintless Dent Repair Insurance Work Welcome 336-766-3434 / 6300 Ramada Drive, Clemmons

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