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Lighting Tips: From Blah to Spa! Cervical Cancer Screening Avada Hearing Care Centers Getting Healthy Can Be Fun! Vienna Village Assisted Living Laster’s Fine Art & Antiques: A Snapshot of Our Gallery Carolina Custom Draperies: Helping You Give Your Home That Personal Touch

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Earheart Healthy Weight Loss: Taking the Stress Out of Maintaining a Healthy Weight for Life

Cover Photography Melinda Smith of Superieur Photographics

You are Not Alone

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Kingery & Kingery: Helping You Smile and Breathe Easier Go Green for 2013! Hand Picked Consignments No Two Spines Are Alike Clemmons Family Dental: A Growing Practice Adds a New Smiling Face Easy Step Bathtub-to-Shower Conversion Helps Reduce the Danger of Slip and Fall Accidents Meet the Woman Behind Forsyth Creek Week Respect & Kindness: A Reason to Return The Lil’ Briar Patch: More Than a Garden Store 2nd Dibs Furniture: Handpicked Treasures Just For You Sewingly Yours 4th Annual Clemmons Community Day Charleston Custom Painters: Beauty in the Details Empowering Our Husbands Hope is the Voice of the Heart Spring Into New Trends at Accessorize This A Moving Experience Keeping It All Together…Or at Least In the Car Pink Heals: Local Firefighter Reaching Out to Women Cancer Survivors A Dream Against Time Making Plans for the Summer The Dog Park is Coming! Our February Face Spotlight: Nicole Smith

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Monkee’s of the Village Knowing Your Business Means Knowing Your Customers



SuMMiT EyE CARE What is Strabismus?


KEEPiNg iT REAl A Fanatic’s View of Resurrection

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DEAR JuNE REDESigNS by AvA To KEEP you SMiliNg PuT youR DEbT oN A DiET foR iMPRovED fiNANCiAl HEAlTH THiNgS THAT MAKE you bluSH Honesty Is the Best Love Policy


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RoSEy’S REviEw golf wiTH ANNE MARiE oNE woMAN’S voiCE A Story About New Beginnings – Part 2

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The good news from the almost-adoption was that I made a new friend. Her name is Kim and she is the 'rescuer' of the dog we considered adopting. I have so much respect for what she does and her love for animals is so evident. Though having a pet isn’t an option for our family at this time, the Forsyth Magazines team is FULL of animal lovers who have rescued many animals. If you have adopted a rescue animal, our hats off to you! And if you haven’t, and have the time and resources to do so, we encourage you to consider adopting a rescue pet. As the saying goes, “Saving just one dog won’t change the world, but surely it will change the world for that one dog.” Whether you are adopting a rescue dog, cat, or other animal, it’s one more pet that has found a forever home. There’s so much going on this month! In fact, our whole spring is going to be crazy busy with fantastic editorial coming your way, as well as special events! We hope you will mark your calendar for some really fun and exciting things we have scheduled, including: • March 10: Forsyth Family’s Summer Camp Expo. More information on page 106. • March 17: Forsyth Woman Engaged’s 2nd Bridal Show at the BB&T Ballpark. More information on page 89.

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• April 14: Forsyth Woman’s Fitness Hop. More information on page 59.

Getaway on the Blue Ridge Parkway

• May 11: Spring 2013 Consignment Shop Hop. More information on page 83.

RECiPES An Irish Feast

• June 2: 2nd Annual Forsyth Magazine’s Showcase – A Celebration of Things Women Love. More information on page 129.


Whew! It’s going to be a FUN and BUSY few months!

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As we were preparing for the March issue, our family almost made a HUGE decision to adopt a rescue dog. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out and I’m a bit sad about it, but my son Tanner is highly allergic to dogs. As it turned out, the Golden-Doodle we were looking at had more Golden than Doodle and wasn’t as hypoallergenic as we’d hoped.


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Other big news: Forsyth Woman and Forsyth Family have been nominated again for the Triad Mom’s on Main Mom’s Choice Awards! Please be sure to vote for us by visiting! And a great big thank you to everyone who nominated us! We are so excited! So, what do you think about our new makeover? We hope you LOVE the new gloss versions of Forsyth Woman and Forsyth Family! We welcome your feedback! And be sure to tell our advertising partners that you saw them in our magazines. We couldn’t do this each month without them! Let them know their advertising dollars are well-spent! We hope to see you at one of our events very soon!

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You Are Not Alone


ave you been having trouble getting pregnant? Even though you feel all alone, you are not. Roughly one out of every seven women under the age of 45 suffers from infertility, or the inability to get pregnant in one year. Imagine that – a group of ten women get together for coffee or a book club and two cannot get pregnant. Since infertility is a couple’s disease, the numbers are the same for men. If you are one of those couples, you feel devastated. Isolation creeps in because you don’t want to tell those around you. Family events, church outings, and holidays are unbearable – you dread the question “When are you going to have a baby?” In you are unable to conceive, don’t believe comments such as “just relax and you’ll get pregnant” or “you’re too stressed out.” With current technology, nine out of ten couples are diagnosed with a physical reason for their infertility. So it is not in your head. There is no reason to feel ashamed or feel like a failure. The most common causes of infertility are irregular cycles, tubal blockage, pelvic scar tissue, sperm abnormalities, such as low counts or low motility, and low egg quality due to advancing age. If you’re having trouble getting pregnant, take the first step and visit your gynecologist to determine the cause. Most couples will have a diagnosis after a few simple office tests. Now for the good news. Due to advances in the past 10 years, most causes of infertility are treatable. If you are a woman with irregular cycles, there are excellent fertility medications that usually lead to a pregnancy. If you have scar tissue or tubal damage, in vitro fertilization (often called IVF) is successful in a majority of cases. If you are a man with sperm abnormalities, then simple office inseminations can often lead to a pregnancy. Many treatments are straightforward and inexpensive, and many employers in the Triad provide insurance coverage for the treatment of infertility. In fact, the past 10 years has been a time of incredible advancement in the treatment of infertility, mainly due to IVF. This process involves fertility medications followed by the removal of the eggs from the ovaries by a simple office procedure. Once the eggs are out of the body, they are fertilized with a sperm sample and then the healthy fertilized eggs are placed into the woman’s uterus. With IVF, it is even

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possible to take a single sperm and inject it into a single egg! This is a process called ICSI and it is able to help even the most serious infertility conditions. Over half of the couples under the age of 36 have a successful pregnancy with a single try of IVF. Even though the pregnancy rate begins to drop after the age of 35, many of these couples are also able to get pregnant and deliver a healthy child. And remember, many couples achieve a pregnancy with simple office procedures such as fertility medications and inseminations and do not even need to go the route of IVF. So what are you waiting for? Like other medical conditions, take the first step and visit a doctor to determine the cause of your infertility. Most gynecologists can begin the process and refer you to a reproductive endocrinologist (a doctor with advanced training and certification in infertility) if needed. The Premier Fertility Center is a facility in the heart of the Piedmont Triad dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of couples struggling with infertility. It is staffed by a seasoned team of fertility nurses and specialists, including Dr. Jeffrey Deaton, a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. The Premier Fertility Center can assist you in determining the right course of action, whether it involves fertility treatment, adoption resources, or counseling services. So stop believing it is your fault or it is all in your head and call them at 336-8417070 or visit their website at The Premier Fertility Center – all you need to build your family.


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Great careers, great marriage and there was only one thing missing…a baby. Lissa and Josep Domenech of Winston Salem knew they wanted a family, but for them, it didn’t come as easy as it does for some. After many years of trying and disappointment, they knew it was time to seek an expert. Being in the health care field, Lissa knew her options for having a family and she wanted a fertility specialist with proven success rates who could give her and Josep the family they always wanted. In 2005, they were blessed with Sofia and in 2009 their family was completed with Tessa.

“It was nice to go back to Dr. Deaton and see the same team. The staff at Premier Fertility are amazing!” Lissa Domenech Winston Salem, NC

More than one in five families struggle with infertility. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Jeffrey Deaton is the most experienced Board Certified physician for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in the Triad. Nearly 80 percent of Dr. Deaton’s patients who undergo treatment become pregnant. Call today for your free consultation and learn how we can help your dream of a family come true. March 2013

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ince opening the flagship store of Earheart Healthy Weight Loss in Winston-Salem last fall, Linda Finch has already felt a strong sense of community. That’s one of the reasons she chose this area to launch a program that she first tested in her home state of Texas. She hopes the program will soon have a national presence and be a major force in the ongoing battle against obesity in the United States. Finch is no stranger to the impact of setting goals and stretching oneself beyond what appear to be personal limits. In 1997 she recreated and completed the legendary Amelia Earhart’s aroundthe-world flight. Along the way, she turned her own adventure into an educational curriculum for school children, and now she’s hoping to share her passion for education from a different perspective – that of taking control of personal health and well-being. Inspired by her own weight loss success, Finch built the Earheart program around empowering her clients to be stronger and more aware of the limits they set in their own lives. After two personal tragedies of her own, she realized how easy it was to lose control of your weight and ultimately, control of your life. She did manage to drop excess pounds in all the traditional ways, but it always came back. She fought it – along with elevated blood pressure and blood sugar – for 10 years with no positive, lasting results. So she did her research and teamed up with doctors to find a healthy weight loss method – ultimately finding a combination of diet and supplements that work and, most of all, that stick. “Our clients lose weight and keep it off because they lose it in a healthy way,” says Finch. “Dieting is a very emotional thing for women. Often weight gain is tied to emotional experiences. It’s not always just about what you eat.” At the initial consultation, clients receive a kit of essentials and an overview of the relationship between the doctor, health

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coach and client. About 50% of clients are looking to drop 10-20 pounds, while about 50% are aiming for more significant weight loss. Finch also says that about one third of the clients in the Winston-Salem are men. A high protein healthy meal plan is individually designed to meet the patient’s needs, based on age, sex, current weight, medical history and level of physical activity. The program itself can be picked up from a Healthy Weight Store or shipped to the patient’s home. Although exercise is recognized as vital to overall health and wellbeing, it is not necessary with the Earheart plan. At the heart of the program (which, as the name implies, participants should be listening to their hearts when it comes to their bodies) is not only weight loss, but an increase in energy and a return to a normal diet following the sixweek program and a transition period. For Finch, gaining control of her weight issues helped her change many other aspects of her life – all for the better. Finch and her staff strive to make the program fast, easy and readily available, with emphasis on reducing obesity, Type II diabetes, heart disease and stroke. She then hopes that participants will share their success stories with friends, family and co-workers, and spread the word that you can gain control of weight and health issues and that it’s never too late. “People see the difference in us,” says Finch. The store welcomes clients with a staff of smiling faces and a calming atmosphere, and also offers spa products and a variety of teas and honey – all part of the overall experience of moving forward to better health! The Earheart Healthy Weight Loss store is located at Hanes Mall, upper level, just outside of Belk. Visit their website at

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Healthy Weight Loss is a New Patent-Pending Treatment Earheart Healthy Weight is a unique treatment, prescribed by a physician, individually for you. The combination of weight loss modalities is designed to your needs; to reduce the stress of dieting, provide good protein and nutrition, and allow your body to lose weight easily and quickly, without the typical rebound weight gain. Patients lost an average of 30 pounds in just 6 weeks, and were able to comfortably control their weight – without forever dieting. At Earheart, we listen to your heart’s desires. *Diet failure information per UltraMetabolism, Dr. Mark Hymen

HALF THE COST – THREE TIMES AS FAST AS OTHER PROGRAMS Find better health for yourself, your family, and friends. Together, we can change weight loss from an unending struggle to an easy, fast journey to better health.

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Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Vic Khemsara, MD Summit Eye Care

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What is Strabismus? By Vic Khemsara, MD trabismus is the inability of two eyes to work in harmony and maintain proper alignment. If you have strabismus, one of your eyes looks directly at what you are viewing and the other eye does not. If it is looking inward, it is called esotropia; if outward, it is called exotropia; if upward, it is hypertropia; and if downward, it is hypotropia.


To prevent double vision from early childhood, the brain ignores the visual input from the eye that is looking away, which leads to amblyopia or "lazy eye" in that eye. Four percent of the US population has some form of strabismus. There are six extraocular muscles that control eye position and movement. For normal binocular vision, all six eye muscles must be coordinated perfectly. Strabismus occurs when there are neurological or anatomical problems that interfere with the control and function of the extraocular muscles. Genetics may also play a role. If your immediate family has a history of strabismus, your children have a greater risk of having it. Treatment involves either glasses, surgery, or patching.

Pam Boyle & Associates

When a child that is farsighted is focusing hard to compensate for his uncorrected farsightedness, he will develop accommodative esotropia. This usually occurs before two years of age and can be corrected fully with eyeglasses. In most cases, the only treatment is surgery. This involves an eye surgeon who specializes in pediatric eye surgery. The success of strabismus depends on several factors and more than one surgery may be required. Adults that have long-standing strabismus can also have their eyes treated with surgery. However, in most cases of adult strabismus, a significant degree of amblyopia can remain. That is why the earlier the treatment, the greater chance of developing normal vision. In some cases, intermittent and small angle strabismus can be improved with vision therapy. For example, convergence insufficiency occurs when one can see distance properly but cannot maintain proper alignment when looking at close objects. This can cause eye strain, blurred vision, double vision, and headaches. Nonsurgical vision therapy can be effective in treating this condition. In a study published in Archives of Ophthalmology, 73% of 221 children with symptomatic convergence insufficiency had a successful or improved outcome following 12 weeks of vision therapy. After surgery, your surgeon may recommend a program of vision therapy to treat amblyopia or small binocular vision problems. Questions to ask your eye doctor or strabismus surgeon: 1) If surgery will be needed, ask whether one surgery will suffice or if additional procedures are likely or necessary. 2) Ask what the criteria for success are. Is success defined as perfect alignment or better alignment, reducing the eye turning?

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Lighting Tips from Della Lawson and Paige Gallman From Blah to Spa!

he hottest design trend for 2013 revolves around creating a bathroom that feels comfortable and spa-like with beautiful lighting and a splash of color, as well as the addition of furniture pieces for storage and accent stools where space allows.


One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to dramatically update your bathroom is with quality, design-forward lighting fixtures. Hang a chandelier in your bathroom even if you don't consider it a formal space. A simple, yet elegant, chandelier makes a statement without overpowering a room's casual feel. • A crystal showstopper will complement glassfront cabinets and add an air of elegance to the bath. • A vintage inspired chandelier is the perfect fixture for any budget to create a romantic bath. • In a contemporary bath, a sleek, chrome chandelier and vanity lights are an ideal pairing with chrome faucets and hardware. So go ahead – create a spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom by hanging a great light and installing a dimmer. Then run a bath and relax.

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Visit Our New Showroom – Downtown Winston-Salem Whether you’re remodeling, building a new home or just shopping for a single fixture, we have the resources to meet all your lighting needs and more! • Quality Lighting Fixtures for the Entire Home: foyer, dining room, kitchen, living room, bedroom, bath, ceiling fans and outdoor lighting • Eclectic Mix of Furniture and Home Accessories • Lamps • Mirrors

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A FANATIC’S VIEW OF RESURRECTION What memories does Easter conjure up for you? Reflecting on my childhood evokes vivid images of matching Easter dresses Grandma made for my mom, my sister and me. I can almost smell the ham cooking as I recall generous feasts with extended family. Easter egg hunts in the backyard were always an adventure. Oh yeah, somewhere in all the celebration, we attended church. Mom insisted. If you ask me, she was a little fanatical about the whole “Jesus thing.” I’m not kidding. She actually thought a person’s view regarding Jesus’ resurrection impacted everything the individual believed about everything else! (Told you she was a fanatic!) So much has changed since those youthful days. I’ve experienced life and learned a few things along the way. I’ve attended some great schools and studied a myriad of views. I’ve traveled many parts of the world, encountering gracious people from diverse cultures. I’ve experienced seasons of doubt and at times it seemed I had the wind at my back. Through it all, I’ve come to realize a life-changing truth. My mom was right. Indeed, what a person believes about Jesus’ resurrection impacts everything that individual believes about everything else! (Yes, I have become the fanatic!) The reality is that if there’s no resurrection, so many things we consider vitally important really aren’t that significant at all. Think about it. If there’s no resurrection, why not succumb to every urge, no matter how reckless and destructive? Take what I want, no matter whom it hurts. Live for the moment with no concern for tomorrow. None of it matters. After all, I'm just a clump of cells . . . unless there’s a resurrection. I can assume it doesn’t matter what I believe because all viewpoints are equally valid. Well, except Christianity, of course. Christians are naïve pushovers needing a crutch to provide false hope. It’s the “opiate of the masses,” Marx explained. In fact, Christianity is so misleading that it should be banned from society. That is . . . unless there’s a resurrection. Do whatever it takes to get ahead. Toss self-discipline and character to the wind. Being faithful to your spouse? Why? Get even with those who hurt you. Forgiveness? Never! Let the defenseless care for themselves. What's it got to do with me? Besides, they’re eventually going to die anyway. WE ALL ARE, and then what? Nothing! It’s all so hollow, so hopeless, that is . . . unless there’s a resurrection.

If Jesus truly defeated every power by His ultimate power, then life has purpose. I matter. What I do matters. There’s value to my living beyond what I presently see. If the resurrection is real, then Jesus is undeniably the Son of God so I can believe what He says. Get this! Christ says, when we invite Him to dwell in us, Jesus infuses us with resurrection power to overcome also. No more wandering through defeated, directionless lives. I don’t know what you believe about Jesus’ resurrection. Perhaps you have believed it all your life but then again, you’re realizing you’ve never wholeheartedly embraced its truth. Maybe the whole idea is a little over the top for you. You think people like me take this whole “Jesus thing” entirely too seriously. You’re probably right. I am a little off my rocker. I am making much to do about nothing. I sound like a foolish fanatic, don’t I? That is . . . unless there’s a resurrection. For comments or prayer, please contact Dr. Lanier at


Don’t you see? Everything we believe about everything really does hinge on the reality of the resurrection. If the Son of God didn’t really die that tortuous death for our sake and physically rise with resurrection power that Easter morning, then there’s neither rhyme nor reason to this journey called life. It’s ultimately pointless. But if the Son of God actually did conquer death and humiliate the grave, it changes everything! It means He really is who He says He is, and I really am who He says I am.

Personal Financial Goals – The Time for Action is Now We all know the story of the shoemaker whose children went without shoes and the roofer who never got around to fixing his leaky roof. Except for the details, their stories may not be too different from our own. Despite knowing that we need to be doing something about planning for our personal financial goals – whether it is saving for retirement; doing a better job of managing our debt, or setting money aside for our children’s college education – most of us put off doing anything about it for one of two reasons: we aren’t sure where to begin, or we don’t think we have sufficient assets to make it worthwhile. The first step is probably the easiest: identify your current and future financial goals – goals that usually include making sure your family is protected financially at your death; managing current expenses while paying down debt; accumulating sufficient assets for retirement; and in time, leaving something to family beneficiaries. Working towards your financial goals is not something you accomplish just once… it’s something you keep accomplishing over the course of your lifetime, as you move through the various stages of life. But regardless of which stage you’re in when you start, the time to start is now.

Sander Smith,

The views and information contained herein have been prepared independently of the representing Representative and are presented for informational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice.


Alexander S. (Sander) Smith is a Registered Representative and Investment Adviser Representative of Equity Services, Inc. He offers securities in North Carolina and is insurance licensed in North Carolina. Securities and investment advisory services are offered solely by Equity Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, 380 Knollwood Street, Suite 300, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, (336)722-6304. TC71634(0113)

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You’re invited to join us at a Novartis MS Education Link Event Hear Douglas Jeffery, MD, PhD share information about multiple sclerosis (MS), learn about a prescription treatment option, and connect with people in your community living with MS. Novartis

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Cervical Cancer Screening:

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By Nell Pollard Johnson, MD, of Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates symptoms with a genital HPV infection. HPV received the public’s attention in 2006 when the FDA approved Gardasil® – the vaccine that is protective against the types of HPV that most commonly cause cervical cancer. The Pap smear has traditionally been the only screening test for cervical cancer, but now your doctor may recommend checking an HPV test with your Pap smear if you are aged 30 or older. (In women younger than 30 years, the HPV test is not routinely recommended because there are many transient HPV infections in this population that will spontaneously resolve over time.) In 2012, new Pap smear guidelines were published by the orldwide, cervical cancer is the second American Congress of Obstetrics most common cancer in women, causing and Gynecology, which were an estimated 470,000 new cases and 233,000 deaths annually. Fortunately in the United States, based on new evidence that screening can be improved by the due to regular screening tests and appropriate follow-up, these numbers are much lower. With addition of an HPV test. The the advent of screening tests about 40 years ago, combination of a Pap smear and cervical cancer became a preventable cancer. HPV test is called “co-testing.” The rationale behind co-testing is The Pap smear is a test that can detect prethat the presence of HPV often cancerous cells on the cervix, and Pap smears precedes any abnormal cells that have led to a significant decrease in the number can be detected by the Pap smear. of cervical cancer cases that are diagnosed each If the co-testing results are year in the U.S. Pap smears are recommended for normal, the chance of developing all women between the ages of 21 and 65 years cervical cancer in the next few old. During a speculum exam at your doctor’s years is exceedingly low, and your office, cells are collected from the cervix and sent doctor may then recommend that to the lab to ensure that the cells are normal. you wait up to five years for your (Pap smears are not recommended for women next screening. If either the Pap under the age of 21 because the risk of cancer is smear or the HPV test is so low in this population and screening has not been shown to reduce the small risk of cancer in abnormal, your doctor will likely recommend further testing. these young women.)


Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV).HPV is spread by skin-toskin contact, and is considered a sexually transmitted disease because transmission often occurs during unprotected intercourse. It is a very common virus, with about three out of every four sexually active people affected at some point in their lives. Like many sexually transmitted diseases, there are often no

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Depending on your age and medical history, you may be affected by these new cervical cancer screening recommendations. And regardless of the recommended interval between cervical cancer screenings, it is still very important to see your doctor for

annual checkups. At your next visit, talk to your doctor about how these new guidelines may affect your care. About Dr. Johnson Nell P. Johnson, MD, is a native of Winston-Salem, and spent 12 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2012, she joined Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates. Her special interests include minimally invasive surgery, contraception, and highrisk obstetrics. Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates has conveniently located offices to better serve the Triad area. The Winston-Salem office is located at 2927 Lyndhurst Avenue with hours Monday-Thursday 8am5pm, and Friday 8am-4pm. (336) 765-9350. Other WinstonSalem locations include the Maplewood Infertility Center, Urogynecology Center, and WHAP Bone Density Center. Their Kernersville office is located at 445 Pineview Drive, Ste 110; and the Mount Airy office is at 1908 Caudle Road. For hours, services, and more information, visit

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By Meghan E.W. Corbett Many of life’s problems are simple to fix. We are hungry, we get something to eat; we are tired, we go to sleep; we can’t hear the television, we turn up the volume. The issue with that last problem though, is that turning up the volume is not always an option. Millions of Americans have some sort of hearing loss caused by genetics, noise, trauma or age. When we think of hearing loss, our first thought centers around bulky hearing aids and obnoxious side effects, but hearing solutions have come a long way since then, and hearing care should never be ignored. “We want people to come for annual check-ups whether they suspect they have hearing loss or not,” said Billie Swift, Hearing Instrument Specialist at Avada Hearing Care. For those who do suspect some hearing loss, the “signs of hearing loss include asking people to repeat, turning the television louder than others, increased difficulty understanding in large environments, ringing in the ears and reading lips to understand.” Similar to our misconceptions about today’s hearing solutions, our

misconceptions about hearing care centers are also in need of some updating. Avada began in 2000 to provide consistent, quality care, as well as outstanding customer service. The company has now expanded to 29 total offices and enjoys a 96% approval rating from its customers. This approval is due in large part to the fantastic customer service offered at Avada, from the complimentary evaluation, to the personalized, allinclusive service once hearing solutions are selected, and even a trade-in program designed to save customers money wherever possible. There are also some insurance options available at Avada. “There are some insurance companies that will cover costs where possible,” said Swift. “Cost is always an issue, and hearing solutions have always been expensive, but now that they are sophisticated signal processors, it is an investment that lasts for several years. Some of our customers

suffer from auditory deprivation, so the longer amplification is put off, the harder it is to help.” There is something to fit any budget with financing options available for the majority of clients. “We try to make it affordable and within reason for everyone,” said Swift. Hearing loss not only affects the sufferer but can also negatively affect friends and loved ones. The loss of efficient communication can hinder productivity at work, relationships and daily activities that involve interaction with others. Untreated hearing loss can lead to social withdrawal, isolation and a decrease in earnings. Instead of ignoring the signs and assuming you can deal with your hearing loss all on your own, let the people at Avada Hearing Care show you how different hearing care can be and how many options are available to suit you and your needs. Avada Hearing Care is located at 1313 Ashleybrook Lane in Winston-Salem. For more information, please call 336.765.1990 in WinstonSalem or visit the website at

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oday’s woman has her hands full, no doubt about it! From taking care of her hubby or significant other’s needs, to getting everything done for her kids, chauffeuring and tutoring, time for her is limited. Still, women know they need to exercise and eat right because staying healthy is the only way they can continue to care for others. It’s kind of like the old saying with an update, “If Momma ain’t healthy, ain’t nobody healthy.” Many women are turning to Zumba, a dance and fitness program with aerobic elements, which has become a fun alternative to hitting the gym and weights. It’s the exercise phenomenon that is sweeping the nation, and on February 1, 2013, it invaded Hanes Mall! The Zumba Flash Mob & Health Fair at Hanes Mall was held to celebrate the American Heart Association’s national awareness movement, Go Red for Women, ‘celebrating the energy, passion and power of women to join together and wipe out heart disease, the number one killer of American women and men.’ More Fun, More Participation Cheryl Lindsay, founder of H.E.A.R.R.T (Help Educate And Reduce Risk Today) and the organizer of the Zumba Flash Mob & Health Fair at Hanes Mall, has made her group’s mission addressing the need for education and programs on heart health, fitness, childhood obesity and overall nutrition. “The event brought together approximately 200-300 women of all ages and diversities to have fun and, most importantly, educate them on heart health and the resources that are available to reduce the risk of heart disease. With the help of Helen Naples of Women’s Wellness and Fitness Center, and Tracy York of ZT Studio, I really feel like we showed the ladies of the Triad that they can have fun and exercise all at the same time,” stated Cheryl. Along with the moving and grooving of the ladies and Zumba instructors, women in attendance had opportunities to get Heart Health Information, play healthy quiz games and get their blood

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pressure and body mass index assessed by students in WinstonSalem State University’s Nursing Program, organized by retired WSSU nursing professor, Dr. Joanette McClain. When Women Join Together, There’s No Stopping Us! The ladies in attendance at the Zumba event were of all ages and all stages of life, but they shared a love of being together with their friends, having fun and doing something good for themselves. “Zumba is about having fun and connecting with others. You are much more likely to make a commitment to a healthier lifestyle if you have friends to support you and hold you accountable, and that’s what is great about Zumba,” Cheryl commented. Beyond shaking a leg and getting their heart healthier, the women learned about the great farms and programs that are available to them and their families to have better eating habits. “We had Cobblestone Farmer’s Market and Harmony Ridge Farms at the event sharing the wonderful items that we have in the area to make better food choices. Harmony Ridge Farms has a program, CSA, where you can sign up to have fresh, inseason vegetables and fruits boxed and available for pick up each week. The box feeds approximately four people and knowing that you have the best and freshest items waiting for you to prepare, you are less likely to make those quick stops at fast food places. It’s not about being on a ‘diet,’ it’s about understanding that the more good food you eat, prepared in a healthy way, the healthier you will be, and the less likely you will make poor choices in the future,” said Cheryl.

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"Stepping onto a brand new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation which is not nurturing to the whole [person]."

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hange is difficult for everyone. We are creatures of habit and like having a sense of routine and order. However, as the saying goes, change is inevitable. As we age, our physical limitations may make that set of stairs too hard to climb; remembering when and if we took our medication may present a challenge; living alone may find us wanting more interaction with people our own age; needing less space and not having to deal with the upkeep and maintenance of our home, etc. are all reasons to consider moving where these are no longer issues. Vienna Village is an assisted living community that provides the solutions to these and other situations that may occur. Located on 30 acres in the Lewisville area, Vienna Village is a locally owned and operated family business. "Being a family business, we know the importance of satisfying our clients today in order to continue future success in caring for seniors,” said Ann Lowe, Owner/Administrator. "We pride ourselves on our ability to listen and respond to the interests and concerns of our residents and families, and strive to be the best assisted living in the area. We currently have a four star rating through the North Carolina Department of Health Service Regulation, which is the highest rating possible." Vienna Village is more than just a place to live; it provides peace of mind to the residents and their families. "We have exceptional staff members who were chosen for their caring, nurturing natures," said Chris Parker, Vice President/Administrator. "Additionally, we boast a staffing ratio that far exceeds the state requirements. Therefore, we have plenty of caregivers to provide the detail oriented care that has given Vienna Village the longstanding reputation for providing excellent care." It can be very difficult to realize that you or someone you love is at the point when more care is needed. However, not doing the necessary research in a timely manner can make the transition even harder. "It is wise to educate yourself before an emergency strikes," said Heather Parker, Business Manager. "Often, seniors are doing fine living alone, but experience a fall or sudden illness which would require immediate placement. You will appreciate that you did your research early before a crisis situation. Discuss your findings with your parents and

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fully understand their desires for their care. However, keep in mind that many seniors will want to stay in their homes even beyond a reasonable point." Lib Woodward has been a resident of Vienna Village for a little more than a year. Her daughters, Joyce Troyer and Lynn Dixson, are highly pleased with Vienna Village and their parents' care. "Our dad was also there for about a year before he passed away last August,” said Troyer. "I worked for almost seven years with the Area Agency on Aging, so I had the opportunity to become acquainted with most of the assisted living facilities in the area. Vienna Village consistently had the highest state ratings in the community. When it came time to place Dad, Lynn and I toured several facilities, but ultimately decided that Vienna Village would be the exact right place for him. He loved to walk when he was able, and there was a lot of safe outdoor space there for him to enjoy. He raved about the food and he met – and could name – every person out there, from the other residents to all the CNAs on staff. When he was ill, they took wonderful care of him. So, naturally, we looked to them for Mom's care, too. She and Dad had adjoining rooms with a bath in-between, which was a really nice setup for them. Now that Mom is alone there, we feel so good about her care and happiness. We can travel with a degree of comfort that things will be okay while we are gone. We are enthusiastic about Vienna Village and happy that our folks have been able to live there and be so well cared for." It is always best to visit any place you may be considering in order to get a realistic evaluation. Vienna Village welcomes you to their community. They also provide temporary respite care for those needing a little help recovering from an illness or surgery before returning home. Although Vienna Village is an assisted living community, there are also a number of "independent living" cottages on the property. If the time is approaching for you or someone you love to consider a move, you should make sure to visit Vienna Village. Vienna Village is located at 6601 Yadkinville Road in Pfafftown. For more information, visit the website at or call 336.945.5410.

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Laster’s Fine Art & Antiques: A Snapshot of Our Gallery By Ryan Laster hen you first walk into our gallery, you might feel a bit overwhelmed by all of the artwork and pieces of furniture that surround you. Please, don’t feel that way! We are open and welcoming to everyone that graces our doorway and want to spend time with us. Many of our customers are regulars that come to see us on a weekly (even daily) basis, saying they always missed something the last time around. For those who have not been to our gallery before, I’d like to show you a few of the things you are missing out on seeing. Andy Anderson Carvings One of the most recent additions to our gallery is a collection of woodcarvings by American great Herbert S. “Andy” Anderson. Andy was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1893. At the age of 16, Andy left home to work as a cowboy, and that experience would go on to influence his carvings. He moved to California in 1927 where he began to really flourish as a woodcarver, creating characters of the Old West. During World War II, most of his carving went to high-ranking officials in the Army, and one even made its way to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Andy is considered one of the great masters of 20th century woodcarving. His work may not appeal to everyone, but you can’t deny the talent he truly had. His wooden characters display so much emotion and personality, you almost expect them to begin walking and talking.

go back to school so he spent much of his time outdoors. He travelled to Montana at the age of 19 and witnessed the shrinking buffalo herds, wide-open prairies, and the last skirmishes between the U.S. Calvary and Native Americans. He would later depict the things he saw out West in many of his artworks. The Bronco Buster is one of his most famous works, which was also the first sculpture he ever attempted. Theodore Roosevelt was awarded a bronze copy of The Bronco Buster which Remington said was “the greatest compliment I ever had…After this everything will be mere fuss.” These are just a few examples of all the items we handle in our gallery. We have many things that belong to the store, but we also accept consignments. Our consignors receive 60% of the final sale price of the items they have consigned with us. We handle fine art, high-end and antique furniture, jewelry, sterling flatware, decoys, pottery, civil war items, rare books, old maps and prints, sculptures, and other accent pieces.

Stephen White Chances are you have seen Stephen White’s work somewhere in North Carolina, whether it has been at a friend’s house or another gallery you frequent. Stephen has created a name for himself based on the unique style and characters in each of his works. His art is heavily influenced by Asian culture and it really shows. When you see his work, you’ll notice a theme: Asian women dressed in cultural attire with large hats or large hair. Once you know what his art looks like, you will be able to spot it from a mile away. We have had a number of people walk in to our gallery and say “Look! It’s a Stephen White!” and that always makes us smile. Stephen has become a good friend of ours since we opened our gallery and he comes to visit us every few weeks. So if you’re lucky, you might run into him one day! The Bronco Buster by Frederic Remington Frederic Remington was an American painter, sculptor, writer, etcher, and illustrator who specialized in depictions of the Old West, concentrating on images of cowboys and Native Americans of the late 19th Century. He attended the art school at Yale but dropped out to tend to his dying father. After his father had passed, Remington did not want to

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We’d also like to announce the sale and subsequent donation of the portrait of Earline “Heath” King that hung in our gallery. The portrait was donated by the Taylor family to the Sawtooth Center in downtown Winston-Salem. Ms. King played a vital role in bringing arts to the community with the sculpting classes she taught at the center. We could not have asked for a better final resting place of Earline’s portrait. Laster's Fine Art and Antiques is located at 664 South Stratford Road. Business hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm. For more information, visit the website at

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Knowing Your Business Means Knowing Your Customers By Carolyn S. Peterson


ith a customer service philosophy of ‘Come into our living room and chat with us, Monkee’s of the Village in Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem, NC, has dedicated their store to just that: making each customer feel at home as they shop for the latest and finest in fashions – shoes, handbags, clothing and accessories from today’s top designers. For owners Brenda Maready and Brenn Kennedy, knowing their business means knowing their customers. It’s their belief of meeting the customers where they are, whether that is in their shop or online, that has brought Monkee’s of the Village into the world of social media, because these days it seems everyone is on the internet, either posting, pinning, or tagging! Sharing Their Passion for Fashion Monkee’s of the Village has at its foundation the love and passion of the owners, mother and daughter, Brenda Maready and Brenn Kennedy, and the story of a pretty productive day of shopping. “It all

started one day when I was shopping in Wilmington, NC, and I heard about this fabulous shoe boutique called Monkee’s. I found the store and walked in and fell in love with the concept and décor of the store. I met the owner, DeeDee Shaw, we became friends and soon decided to grow the business together,” recalled Brenda. But for Brenda and her daughter, Monkee’s is more than a business. It’s a place where friends come by and visit, taking time out of their busy days to chat, as well as to shop for the latest clothing, shoes and accessories fashions from designers Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Shoshanna, Lilly Pulitzer, DVF, Jack Rogers, Ferragamo, Michael Kors, Hunter Boots, Stuart Weitzman and Rebecca Minkoff, to mention a few. “We offer shoppers a unique and intimate shopping experience. Our sales associates know our customers by name and the store is designed to reflect the feeling of being invited into our living room, where customers can sit, socialize and enjoy a cup of coffee,” Brenda said. Since 1997, Monkee’s has grown into a thriving business, both locally and through franchises, with

21 stores in seven states. In those early years, the news of Monkee’s and its beautiful offerings spread by word of mouth, friends chatting over lunch about the new spring shoes or the latest trunk show. But these days, word of mouth is onscreen, via social media outlets and Monkee’s has stepped up to the virtual bat to bring their business to their customers, around the corner and around the country. Connecting with the New Shopper – Post, Pin & Tag When Monkee’s of the Village first opened its doors, the internet and words like ‘being online,’ ‘tagging,’ ‘tweeting,’ and ‘pinning’ were not in anyone’s vocabulary. But with the changing times, Monkee’s has adjusted its focus, realizing that customers have many ways to ‘chat’ and spread the word about the store. “The fashion industry is very dynamic and extremely competitive,” stated Brenda. “In order to succeed, you first need to have passion, drive and vision. You also need a solid business plan to achieve your goals and realize your vision. Over the years we have refined our business model to ensure our ongoing success.” This refining

of Monkee’s includes the addition of social media in their marketing and reaching not only their loyal base of customers, but those yet to find and have the Monkee’s experience. “Social media has become a pivotal part of our marketing. Since Monkee’s receives new inventory on a daily basis, social media is the best way for us to reach a majority of our customers on a day to day basis. Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and our website provide the tools needed to ensure that our customers are informed about our latest merchandise and upcoming events. We are able to offer a sneak peek of what is in the store before our customers head our way and it’s a good way to introduce the store to those who have yet to shop with us,” Brenda commented. For Monkee’s, the introduction of social media has helped amplify referrals and word of mouth chat, bringing in new customers. Getting the ‘Secret’ Out Online “Undoubtedly, social media has grown our business by letting people in on the Monkee’s ‘secret’ who might not have known us before. The technology of showing what is trending or reading up on our friends’ Facebook news feed provides the opportunity for others to ‘like’ us or to click on our Facebook page to learn more about the Monkee’s business,” said Brenda. In this day and time, it’s not enough to just be on the web – you have to appeal to your audience and get them interested in you and your business, which Brenda has done. “We are currently doing ‘Tag It to Win It’ giveaway for our Facebook friends. They have to tag themselves in a photo, like the photo and comment on it in order to be in the running to win the giveaway for that week. We also provide promotions about various Trunk Shows and after hours parties through our Facebook page. Getting our customers’ feedback online about the shop helps us to address their needs better,” said Brenda. Sharing the fashion trends for upcoming seasons is also done through the internet. “Trending for Spring 2013 is black and white, bold stripes, beautiful beading, Bermuda shorts, sporty dresses paired with flats and low heels, peek-a-boo pieces, bright colors featuring color

blocking, mint colors and emerald colors. With our Jack Rogers Trunk Show on March 1st, this spring will get off to a great start,” Brenda stated. ‘Come and visit our living room…’ For the ladies of Monkee’s of the Village, at the end of the day, success is measured by a few simple things. “Our passion for what we do sets us apart. We are very focused on creating the best possible experience for our customers as they come and visit our ‘living room,’ balancing price, style and quality with items suitable for various age groups. To us, Monkee’s is about helping a friend walk out feeling beautiful and looking her best,” commented Brenda. Monkee’s of the Village is located at 217 Reynolda Village in Winston-Salem, NC. Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 10 am5:30 pm; Sat 10 am – 5 pm and Sun 1 – 5 pm. For more information, call 336-722-4600 or visit and ‘like’ us on Facebook to receive updates on new items and upcoming events.




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Carolina Custom Draperies Helping You Give Your Home that Personal Touch By Carolyn S. Peterson


hether you live in a condominium, a ‘starter’ home or your dream home, you want it to have the feel of ‘you’ in each room. You have tastes for colors, fabrics and design that make you who you are and taking those ‘you’ things and incorporating them into custom window and bed treatments is what Sylvia Marvelli, owner of Carolina Custom Draperies and her staff, do best!

Loving What You Do When you find your talent in life and that becomes your chosen career, then work takes on a whole new look. After being in the custom window and bed treatments business for 36 years, Sylvia Marvelli still loves to go to work…every day. “One of the exciting things about my business is the fact there is always something new to learn. I have been blessed over the years to work with employees and interior designers who are very talented, always teaching me more about business, design and fabrication. I continue to be amazed at their skill, knowledge and technical creativity, all of which makes every day a joy to come to work. As the owner of Carolina Custom Draperies, I am the face of the business and the operations manager, but I consider myself to be much like an orchestra leader. You can be sure that it is my wonderfully talented and dedicated employees who make the music,” said Sylvia. That ‘music’ that Sylvia and her staff make together has gone as far as the neighborhood around the corner, to a banquet hall in Chapel Hill, to the Royal Family of Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Yes, that’s right! Carolina Custom Draperies is literally ‘fit for a king’! Good Things Happening Locally and Around the World Carolina Custom Draperies can take a homeowner’s ideas and transform them into beautiful draperies and bedding, making a house a home, even if the home is an actual palace. “We enjoy the work we do for our local clients and have been fortunate to continue to build a business within the Triad and state, but it is wonderful to also have those special projects that come along. Carolina Custom Draperies has worked with some of the best designers on the east coast, allowing our

work to be published in design magazines. One of our favorite designers, Austin Rese, located in New York City, came to us with his designs for the Royal Family of Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. “We made a variety of products, including bedding for the family’s children,” Sylvia commented. For Austin Rese, his first and only choice was Carolina Custom Draperies. “When designing a palace for the Royal Family of Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, I immediately called upon Sylvia and her staff to accomplish the necessary fabrications. As expected, the results were truly fit for a king. I am proud to have Sylvia and Carolina Custom Draperies as members of my team!” Austin Rese stated. Knowing Your Business For Sylvia and her staff, setting their designs and fabrications apart begins with an attention to details and quality. “Anyone who appreciates and recognizes quality understands the importance of the elements that go into a custom product. For instance, the quality of the lining and interlining in a drapery can make the difference between a limp and lightsaturated drapery or a well-bodied drapery with undiluted color. It is the unseen details that are essential to an elegant result. In recent years we have seen a resurgence of drapes because of the beautiful hardware in the marketplace. Drapery panels can be stationary or operable, and offer a variety of pleating styles. Roman shades and faux shades are also popular. If you have moved draperies to a new location Carolina Custom Draperies will also do alterations. Whatever your current project may be, whether you want drapery panels, valances, bedding, or just pillows, Carolina Custom Draperies can take your ideas and make an ordinary treatment become extra ordinary. Carolina Custom Draperies is located at 5723-D Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. Hours of operation: Mon-Thurs 8 am – 4 pm and Fri 8 am – 2 pm. For more information call 336-945-5190 or visit to view Sylvia’s portfolio or sign up for her monthly newsletter.

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Perfect Pair, The

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Helping You Smile & Breathe Easier By Carolyn S. Peterson

teeth in an average time of six months, you can have an improved smile. “Rather than the approach from traditional orthodontia, usually used to correct your bite, Six Months Smiles® focuses on the cosmetic appearance because it straightens the front teeth, but there can also be some bite issues resolved in the process, too,” said Dr. Mary Kingery. So who might be a candidate for Six Months Smiles®? YOU! “After the initial consultation, if you are between the ages 18-80, we will know if Six Months Smiles® would be beneficial to the patient. Because Six Months Smiles® is based on conventional orthodontia techniques, results are often as predictable as the traditional braces are, but the time and cost involved is lower. As we age, our teeth shift so a retainer is needed in the follow-up care,” Dr. Mary Kingery commented. But if straightened teeth isn’t your problem, but snoring or sleep apnea is, Dr. Mary Kingery can help you, too! SomnoDent®


or almost 40 years, Kingery & Kingery, DDS, has served their patients with excellence in dental care, ever expanding their knowledge and services to meet their patients’ needs. Dr. William Kingery and Dr. Mary Kingery, along with their staff, offer general dentistry, including cleanings, fillings, implants, and whitening (including Zoom Whitening), as well as cosmetic and laser dentistry. Two additional services that Dr. Mary Kingery specializes in are Six Months Smiles® and SomnoDent®, addressing the cosmetic aspect of one’s smile, straightening teeth in as little as six months, and the issue of sleep apnea, respectively.

Six Months Smiles® Many of us had braces as children, wearing them for what seemed liked years upon years… I speak from 3 ½ years of experience. After the braces are removed, a retainer of some sort is needed, but some of us decided to skip that part, leading to a second round of being a ‘metal mouth.’ But with Six Months Smiles®, a modified orthodontic treatment that uses invisible, clear braces to gently straighten

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There’s a pretty good chance that either you or your significant other snores sometime during sleep and, if that’s the case, you aren’t getting a good night’s sleep and your partner isn’t either. SomnoDent® is an FDA approved alternative to the CPAP machine, which many find uncomfortable. Statistics say that sleep apnea, a diagnosed medical condition, affects over 30% of Americans, but only 10% are ever diagnosed. “Sleep apnea is a dangerous problem causing or contributing to weight gain and mental fatigue; sufferers are four times more likely to have a heart attack and 40-80% of stroke victims suffer from sleep apnea. With SomnoDent® we take measurements and make impressions of the patient’s mouth, then send them to the SomnoDent® laboratory to be fabricated. The appliance, since it is customized to the patient, holds the jaw in the proper position during sleep. SomnoDent® has been credited with eliminating both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in many patient cases,” stated Dr. Mary Kingery. In fact, the SomnoDent® appliance is so effective that Dr. Mary Kingery is working with other local medical specialists, specifically chest specialists and neurologists, to treat their CPAP intolerant patients with SomnoDent®, should it be appropriate. New and existing patients are evaluated on a regular basis for sleep apnea and are referred to the appropriate physician for diagnosis. Basically, with SomnoDent®, everyone sleeps better! Kingery & Kingery, DDS is located at 2554 Lewisville Clemmons Rd., Clemmons, NC. For more information, call 336-766-0511 or visit

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Express Yourself… Try Breaking A Few Decorating Rules

ReDESIGNS by Ava “First of all, there really aren’t rules! That is, the decorating police will not arrest you for making a mistake in your décor. The neighbors might talk if you painted the whole house orange, and the authorities might object to a fire hazard. But most of us aren’t in danger of these extremes. What we want are a few basic guidelines for tasteful and inexpensive decorating.” ~~E. Barnes and Y. Brogger

s a decorator, I have my own rules of thumb when it comes to decorating. I always try to keep in mind that these are rules of thumb and guidelines for me to use…..not rules written in stone. So many times clients have told me, “I read somewhere or someone told me that pictures should be hung at eye level.” But eye level for me, at 5’ 8”, is very different from eye level for my brother, at 6’4”. A good rule of thumb or guideline is that artwork that will be viewed while standing, like in a hallway, should be hung approximately 60” from the floor to the middle of the height of the picture. Artwork hung in a room where people will almost always be seated should be 56” to 57” from the middle of the height of the picture to the floor. Adjust accordingly but this is the average and should be comfortable for most people.


When in doubt, use beige; it goes with everything. The grain of truth in this common assumption is that neutral colors can be very relaxing and usually blend easily with other colors. Beige is far from the only neutral! Any “earth color”… white, black, gray, brown, terra-cotta and especially green and blue….can serve the same purpose and be far more interesting. The sofa goes against the wall. Not always! Instead of lining up the furniture square against the wall, you might try setting some pieces at an angle or creating small conversational groups away from the walls.


Paint small rooms pale colors to make them look bigger. It’s not necessarily bad to paint your tiny study a dark color. The dark color can emphasize its cozy character and make it more interesting. Painting a large room a pale color can emphasize its airiness. Think of the statement you want to make, not what rules you’ve read. Anything goes. Go ahead and break a few rules, but keep in mind that the principles of balance, harmony and comfort still prevail. Need help with making wise decorating decisions for your home? Give ReDESIGNS by Ava a call.


Preconceived decorating rules that have come from decorating books or magazines, HGTV, a friend, or even our mothers may need to be broken. Not long ago I came across an article that I had saved called “Decorating Rules Made to Be Broken” by Emilie Barnes and Yoli Brogger. I am sure you have heard some of these and would agree….they may need to be broken. Don’t use white….it shows dirt. As long as they’re washable and bleachable, pure white slipcovers, curtains, towels and rugs can actually be the most practical accessories of all. However, use care when making everything white because it may not always be practical. It all has to match. In fact, a mix of styles, colors and periods of furniture can be visually exciting. Just try to have a common element, such as a color or design motif, to tie them all together. You need a round cloth for a round table. Too much “matchy” can be boring. Draped beautifully, or even tied up at the corners, a square or rectangular cloth will do just fine on any table. You need a sofa, a chair and a coffee table. Try to get rid of your preconceived notions about what you “ought” to have in a room and think about how the room is to be used. Remember, function is the main consideration.

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For those times when life knocks it out of you‌

Andrea Robinson, DDS

Andrea Robinson, DDS can help put it back! Photos by S.M. Whitley

Steve, client and hockey lover.

Accidents Happen! Call us. As a full-service practice, we offer comprehensive general, restorative, cosmetic and preventative dentistry designed to refresh your spirit and renew your smile. We are committed to continuing education and utilize the latest technologies, including low-dose digital x-rays and laser therapies.

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To Keep You By Dr. Andrea


adies, got a special event coming up and your teeth are not as white as you would like? No time to see your dentist to pursue professional whitening? What can you do to make your teeth appear whiter than they really are? Here are a few simple tips and tricks to get you smiling.

1. Wear blue based lipstick. The red family will always make your teeth appear whiter. Red not your color? Avoid yellow or orange lipsticks as they will give the illusion your teeth are browner than they truly are. Matte, pale and frosted choices will leave your teeth looking dull. Choose lipsticks that are not close to the color of your complexion as the contrast is too little, making your teeth appear darker. Gloss with some color is always preferable than nude lips when you are in a hurry. Get out of your rut and experiment with some new colors. But remember to keep the lipstick off your teeth and touch up your color every couple hours. 2. Wear a bronzer or use sunless tanning products. The contrast of your skin to your teeth will be increased, making your teeth look whiter. Add the colored lipstick, and your look will really pop. Tanning beds and too much sun exposure are not recommended to give you this contrast. Wrinkles and putting yourself at risk for skin cancer are not worth it. And don’t forget to make sure when you are out in the sun that you wear lip products that have sunscreen in them. Lip cancers are on the rise. 3. Avoid bright white clothing, especially around your face. It is too easy to use your bright white clothing as a shade guide for your teeth. If you don’t have bright white teeth to match your white clothing, your teeth will lose the battle every time. The new clothing trend is color – lots of color. Vibrant colors make you feel happy and this will make you smile more no matter what is going on around you. Wear “bright bold power outfits” on those really important days, keeping in mind the above tips. 4. Believe it or not, the color of your jewelry can influence the perceived color of your teeth. Gold tones will make your teeth look more yellow. Silver and rhinestones will bring out the whiteness. Sparkle and bling always make a girl feel better and trick the eye.

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5. Eat healthy snacks like apples and celery in addition to brushing your teeth effectively 2-3 times a day. Flossing will make your gums healthier, which in turn makes your teeth appear healthier and whiter. The Sonicare is a great investment in keeping your smile its whitest and healthiest. If you want your whitest smile, contact a dentist to help you accomplish this goal. Having whiter teeth is a trend that is here to stay, not only for the Hollywood types, but for all of us. Be bold and invest in yourself. I dare you!

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Put Your Debt on a Diet for Improved Financial Health paying and could be less than half of what your credit cards are charging you. Another “debt diet” that homeowners might consider is a home equity loan. A home equity loan comes with the option of locking in a fixed interest rate. As with any home equity loan, your house serves as collateral, and the loan amount is determined largely by comparing the value of your home with the remaining balance on your mortgage. Either of these “debt diet” options can be as life changing as any physical weight loss. Paying down or eliminating your high-interest debt takes an enormous financial burden off your shoulders. As with any successful diet, you gain a sense of accomplishment, not to mention a lesson in discipline that will benefit you for the rest of your life.


t is no surprise that weight loss is the most common New Year’s resolution. It’s also the most commonly broken resolution. Regardless of all the nutritional programs and the gym on every corner, sticking to any weight loss regimen can be tricky. There’s no one true method to improving your physical health, but there may be one for improving your financial health. This year, apply that most popular of resolutions to your ever-expanding debt. In other words, put your high-interest debt on a low-interest diet. Sounds funny, but it can make a difference in your financial future, and it’s the one diet that will show results.

A “debt diet” that’s easy to start and stick with is a debt consolidation loan. This loan allows you to combine your debt from multiple high-interest loans and lines of credit—including all those store credit cards you opened over the holidays—into one, low monthly payment. Consolidating high-interest debt into a single monthly payment can save you thousands of dollars in interest over the life of the loan. Plus, it can speed up the process of paying off your debt. Right now, many credit unions are offering competitive rates on debt consolidation loans that could be much lower than the interest rate you’re currently

An added bonus to eliminating high-interest debt is that it frees up your extra cash to start working harder for you. After your debt consolidation or home equity loan is paid off, consider taking the same amount you pay monthly—an amount which you’re already used to “living without” monthly—and put it into an account that pays dividends or offers other rewards that will help you grow your savings. A quick word of advice: Avoid debt-consolidation scams. Commonly, these take the form of unsolicited emails promising to reduce your monthly payments even if you have bad credit. These companies are out to make money, and you could end up paying more than 25% in interest and potentially hurting your credit rating. They could also charge application and handling fees, which you wouldn’t have to pay otherwise. Stick to reputable lenders, which

include credit unions and most banks. One example is Allegacy Federal Credit Union, which employs a personalized process when it comes to creating a debt consolidation strategy that works best for your individual circumstances. Allegacy examines all your debts and discusses your financial goals before crafting a loan that’s in your best interests. Allegacy’s Debt Consolidation Loan helps you to pay down debt without paying double-digit rates, which can be 18% or 21% (or more!). With rates as low as 8.00% APR*, Allegacy allows you to borrow up to $25,000 with a maximum term of 5 years. Allegacy Home Equity Loan offers a fixed rate with maximum borrowing power. Borrow up to 100% of your available equity giving you access to money that is already yours. Allegacy has another unique product, Flexible Home Equity Loan. This combines the benefits of a revolving line of credit, meaning you can borrow and pay it back again and again, with the consistency of having the same payment each month. To learn more about these “debt diet” options at Allegacy, you can visit or call 336.774.3400. If high-interest debt is making your finances unhealthy, do something about it this year. A low-interest debt consolidation loan or home equity loan can help you trim down your debt and start planning for a brighter financial future. Subject to credit qualifications. Taxes & insurance extra. Terms, conditions & restrictions apply. For example, a $9,500.00 loan amount financed at 9.00% APR for a term of 60 months would result in an approximate monthly principal and interest payment of $197.17. This example as of 12/03/12 and your rate may vary. Rates, loan products & fees subject to change without notice. ©2013 Allegacy Federal Credit Union

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A riotous and soulful collection of songs and stories depicting the landscape of life. Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Art Exhibit ~ Collected Stories: Books by Laurie Anderson 40 years of a creative career. April 1 – April 28; Gallery hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Elberson Fine Arts Center | 500 East Salem Avenue Made possible by the June Porter Johnson Series for the Visual and Performing Arts.

Free Admission, Reservations Not Required | 336/917-5313 March 2013

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Go Green

for 2013!

Submitted by Mainstream Boutique

Lively, radiant, and lush. Those are the predominant words used to describe this year’s Pantone color of the year….EMERALD GREEN. Pantone explains the color as “a vivid verdant green,” that “enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight as well as promoting balance and harmony.” Green is often used to describe newness, freshness, life, and renewal. It symbolizes moving forward. Green is the most abundant hue in nature, and the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum. Many people hear the word “emerald” and think of a precious stone. What do we say about the hottest shade for 2013? It’s a shade that is fun to wear because it catches the eye while being fun and flattering. It is a hot trend for beauty and interiors. Because so many people tend to stick to basic, neutral colors, this is an excellent opportunity to blend by using a rich green color as a focal point or accent. For anyone on top of trends, you can build an outfit around an emerald piece such as a top,

We co uld ask fo n’t more r a pe color rfect a move s we towa spring rd . purse, leggings, or even pants. For those with ginger or red hair, emerald is a very complementary color to infuse into your wardrobe and can truly be worn by all. Emerald jewelry is eye catching to wear. It can be the perfect accent and add a pop of color to neutral colors, as well as to last year’s Pantone color, Tangerine Tango (don’t throw it out, yet!). You can add a swipe of emerald green eye shadow for glam, or switch your regular brown eyeliner to green for a welcome change. Emerald green nail polish is an easy, inexpensive way to incorporate this year’s color into your wardrobe. We couldn’t ask for a more perfect color as we move toward spring. With budding flowers and trees, clovers, and lush scenery, this is the dominant color of the season. Did you know they are remaking The Wizard of Oz this year? Emerald City, anyone?

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By Meghan E.W. Corbett


here are several elements required to have a successful small business. Quality products, reasonable prices and a professional atmosphere are must-haves for most business owners, but for Paige Wheeler of Hand Picked Consignments, customer service and appreciation is a priority. Winston-Salem has no shortage of consignment shops, but when it comes to customer service, Paige has the market cornered! “We strive to create a personalized experience for each one who visits us,” said Wheeler. “We view their visit a privilege to be selected and want to make them feel ‘cared for.’ Our customers are amazing and should know how very much we appreciate them; I personally want to say thank you for the opportunity to know you all!” Paige is not the first small business owner to show her appreciation for her customers, but her sincerity is second to none. She genuinely loves what she does every day and will always greet her consignors and customers with her contagious smile and genuine nature. Her attention to detail is part of the reason why she is celebrating an anniversary this month! “March is a magical time,” said

Wheeler. “On the 11th through the 16th, we will celebrate our one-year anniversary in our current location, and we have planned an event for each additional month as well. For a complete schedule, please visit our Facebook page at Since moving to our new location, we have tripled our consignor base! Our location is wonderful; we have colossal exposure here. The walk-by traffic is amazing and so are the surrounding stores. When a potential customer walks in, we all know it is up to us to create an inviting environment so that they decide to stay and, of course, come back. Our customer base is so wonderfully diverse, and we learn from each person who comes through the door. Reynolda Manor Shopping Center has remarkable shops, and we are so pleased to call it home.” No matter what your shopping personality, Hand Picked Consignments has something for everyone! Beautiful, like-new clothing, jewelry, handbags, shoes, scarves and accessories will satisfy any style and leave shoppers wanting to come back again and again! “We are friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and we are for ‘all things women,’” said

Wheeler. “So, we welcome customers and we are willing to help as much as a customer wants. Some customers want us to pick out an entire outfit for them, and some just want to treasure hunt on their own. My hope for Hand Picked is that customers always leave our shop wanting more, and that they have a sensational experience each and every time!” Not only does Paige spread joy throughout her store, she spreads joy throughout the community. “I also hope that we are known for the work that Hand Picked does to help women’s charities,” said Wheeler. “We are fortunate that we have such loyal consignors and customers and are in a position to give back. It is truly amazing what women coming together can do!” Hand Picked Consignments is located at 2826 Reynolda Road in the Reynolda Manor Shopping Center. Business hours are Mon.-Wed. and Sat. from 10am-6pm, and Thur. and Fri. from 10am-7pm. For more information, visit the website at, or call 336.924.3755

March is when it all begins Come celebrate our one year anniversary with HUGH savings especially for you. One full week, March 11-March 16 (with a gift for for purchases of $50 and more)

Specializing in excellent prices and all things “Woman” Coach, Kate Handpicked Spade, Dooney and Bourke, Michael Kors,Consignment J.Crew, Free People, Chico’s, really cool jewelry, housewares and much more.

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Fast turnover so come on over Now accepting Spring & Summer consignments

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336-924-3755 2826 Reynolda Road. Reynolda Manor Shopping Center. (down from Dewey's, next to Maxwell Jewelers.)

No Two

Spines are

By Allison Pennell



fter 29 years, Dr. Grant Wright still finds chiropractic exciting. “Everybody is different. No two spines are alike and each patient presents a new and unique challenge.”

This Illinois native says he has always been interested in how things work, whether in the realm of car mechanics, wood working or nature. While taking biology and chemistry in college, Dr. Wright became interested in manual medicine. After talking with several chiropractors, he decided chiropractic was a good match for him. “Chiropractic was a perfect combination of subjects I was interested in, along with the ability to work with my hands and work with the most complex system in the world, the human body.” Following graduation from Logan College in St. Louis, Dr. Wright moved to North Carolina and began practicing in 1984. In 1988, he purchased Wagner Chiropractic Office located on Main Street, where he continues to practice today, alongside his devoted support staff. As a chiropractor, Dr. Wright treats people of all ages, including children, by adjusting the spine with easy, manual thrusts to restore function and alignment. But chiropractors are more than just spinal doctors, he said. “A lot of people don’t realize we work with ALL joints of the body, including arms and legs, treating people with conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and plantar fasciitis.”

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Dr. Wright’s curiosity has led him in different directions in search of additional techniques, including acupuncture. Certified in 1996, he says acupuncture analysis helps by providing him with more detailed information about how disease processes move through the body. This knowledge, along with his experience with joint and nerve problems, informs the decisions he makes regarding what interventions are likely to improve each patient’s condition. Additionally, Dr. Wright has obtained certification in industrial consulting, including ergonomic evaluation of the work environment. “The layout of a person’s work station is a common cause of neck pain,” he says. If a person’s workstation is not set up properly, physical problems often result. “Removing or changing activities that stress our spines almost always helps reduce recurring problems and chronic pain.” A more sedentary lifestyle, which often starts at work, also leads to spine and joint issues. “People are more sedentary now than they have ever been,” says Dr. Wright. “People often sit at work all day, they sit in the car on the way home, and then they sit once they get home. The human body is meant to be in motion; otherwise, it sets the stage for muscular deterioration and injury.” Dr. Wright wants people to live a true wellness lifestyle. “The way I look at it, chiropractic is a very effective technique, but it’s just one part of a much bigger picture called Wellness.” In addition to the actual adjustment, Dr. Wright encourages people to be conscious of the food and drink that goes in their bodies and to continue with prescribed exercises. “Your body’s cells are constantly changing over and regenerating. As you heal, they need the proper building blocks. If a patient is getting spinal adjustments but not eating and moving correctly, chiropractic will help, but the long term result won’t be as good as it could be.” This is why Dr. Wright believes the relationship between a patient and doctor should be more of a partnership. “I ask patients what they want to accomplish with their treatment, and I work with them to reach those goals. My goal is to help people take more control over what is happening with their bodies.” As Dr. Wright notes, having regular spinal check-ups isn’t that much different than having regular dental exams – with one BIG difference. “You can get dentures for your teeth if they deteriorate, but you can’t get dentures for your spine.” Wright Chiropractic is located at 2022 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27127. To learn more about Wright Chiropractic Center, call 336-724-0597 or visit

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A Growing Practice Adds a New Smiling Face By Carolyn S. Peterson


lemmons Family Dental was founded almost 40 years ago with the cornerstone goal of offering patients excellence in preventative dental care. Today this commitment continues with Drs. Turner and Chostner, as well as the most recent addition to the practice, Dr. Sahana Peoples. “Together, the doctors and staff at Clemmons Family Dental strive on a daily basis to provide quality dental care in a friendly, comfortable setting for families. Through offering a wide variety of dental services and procedures, including cleanings for adults and children, periodontal procedures, sealants and fluoride varnish for children, as well as restorative care, including fillings; crown and bridge restorations; cosmetic dental work, such as porcelain veneers; crowns and Zoom inoffice whitening; implant crowns; root canals and basic oral surgery, we can provide complete care for most of a patient’s dental needs. We explain each step along the way to our patients, helping them choose the best option that suits their particular dental needs,” said Shannon Reavis, Registered Dental Hygienist at Clemmons Family Dental. It’s that attention to making the patient comfortable with their treatment that sets

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appointments. We’ve all had times when we are apprehensive, but we talk to our patients to help them relax during their procedure. The doctors and hygienists make sure patients are comfortable before proceeding with any dental treatments. We also understand that sometimes cost is an issue, so we accept dental insurance benefits and help estimate patients’ expected out-of-pocket costs. For those who do not have insurance, we strive to deliver quality dentistry for a reasonable price, also offering payment plans, such as Care Credit, to make their treatment affordable,” Shannon stated. Another very important aspect of Clemmons Family Dental is the continuity of staff that patients experience with each visit.

Dr. Sahana Peoples, born in India, raised in Richmond, Virginia, began her career in dentistry following her graduation from VCU School of Dentistry in 1997. During her time in Richmond, Dr. Peoples taught freshmen operative dentistry for two years, while also in private practice. After getting married in 1999, she and her husband, Dr. Carl Peoples, moved to Winston-Salem. “I love working with people and forming relationships with them. Dentistry provides an instant gratification of being able to treat a dental issue in a relatively short period of time of 1 or 2 visits. Part of being a family dentist is having children as patients and watching them grow and change, being able to help them throughout their lives to develop good dental habits,” commented Dr. Peoples. It’s this belief of having patient centered care that has kept Clemmons Family Dental growing for all these years.

“Most of our staff members have been here over 10 years; two of our hygienists have been here since day one. At the heart of each staff member is getting to know our patients who, over the years, have become like family to us. Enjoying what you do comes across in talking to your patients and we all love coming to work every day,” said Shannon.

“The staff really is what makes our office special and stand out from others in the area. Our patients are the reason we are here and giving them the best in care is our priority. We offer nitrous oxide (conscious) sedation and oral sedation, but we believe the best approach is to provide positive experiences for our patients so that they will relax about future

Clemmons Family Dental is located at 6301 Stadium Drive in Clemmons, NC. For convenience, appointments as early as 7 a.m. and lunchtime appointments from 12-2 p.m. are available. If you would like more information, visit or call 336-766-9111. New patients are welcome!

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Easy Step® Bathtub-to-Shower Conversion Helps Reduce the Danger of Slip and Fall Accidents


o room poses a bigger threat to safety for the elderly than the bathroom. Slip and fall accidents when entering and exiting the bathtub or shower contribute to nearly 25 percent of hospital admissions for people age 65 and older, and the most common injury is a hip fracture. The Triad’s leading surface refinishing company, Miracle Method, offers Easy Step®, an innovative bathtub-to-shower conversion that permits a person to step through, instead of over the tub. The Easy Step, along with installation of safety grab bars and a slip-resistant surface, will greatly reduce the risk of slip and fall accidents. “We create a 24 inch wide by 9 inch tall notch in the side of the existing tub, making entry and exit of the bathtub easier by not having to raise your foot as high and run the risk of losing balance and falling,” says Ken Roush, owner of Miracle Method of the Triad. An affordable solution, the Easy Step costs considerably less than expensive walk-in bathtubs. “Our installation takes only one day and doesn’t require tearing out the old bathtub, removing walls, and the extensive plumbing modifications required for a walk-in tub,” adds Roush. In addition, walkin tubs use significant amounts of water and take time to fill and empty while the user waits in the tub. "Another advantage of the Miracle Method Easy Step is that if the removed piece is saved," says Roush, "It can be replaced at a later date, and you'll never know the conversion had been made." This is a welcome feature for family members who may be faced with eventually selling the house. "Nobody wants to buy a house that requires the added expense and mess of removing a bulky walk-in bathtub that you don't want or need," adds Roush. Roush and his professional technicians also install ADA approved safety grab bars, hand held shower nozzles, curved shower rods and even slip resistant tub surfaces. "Our goal," according to Roush, "is to provide a bathroom safety package

for our elderly customers which will allow them to stay independent and live in their own homes longer." Roush offers advice to senior citizens and their caregivers looking for easier bathtub access. Avoid high-pressure sales people who won't quote prices over the phone and always have someone with you to help you make the best decision for your situation. Other options include refinishing the bathtub and tile wall surfaces, changing tub and tile colors and repairing chips. "When it comes to refinishing,” Roush adds, "it is a great process if it is done with the right materials and techniques, but all refinishing is not the same, so be sure to ask lots of questions. How long has the company been in business? Will they use corrosive acids in your home? Do they ventilate the room, and do they offer a guarantee? Before making a decision definitely ask for references." In business for over 30 years, Miracle Method provides surface refinishing for bathtubs, tile, vanities and kitchen countertops. The company also offers a five-year guarantee against peeling or failure of adhesion. A refinished surface should last up to 15 to 20 years using the same care and maintenance recommended by new bathtub manufacturers. To learn more about the Easy Step and Miracle Method, visit www.miraclemethod. com/triad or call (336) 923-8900 for an in-home estimate or showroom appointment.


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Meet the Woman Behind Forsyth Creek Week

By Frank Elliott


or Roseann L’Esperance, instigating the inaugural Forsyth Creek Week to be celebrated this month is a wonderful change of pace.

“I spend a lot of my time talking about the bad things going on in our water

hours on March 20 to allow residents to dispose of unneeded paints, household chemicals, batteries and electronic waste that needs to stay out of the landfill and our environment. The same is true of Operation Medicine Drop, where

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and how we can protect our water,” Roseann said, alluding to her role as senior community educator for WinstonSalem’s Stormwater/Erosion Control Department. “Forsyth Creek Week is a much more positive approach, focusing on all the awesome uses of our water and how lucky we are to have so many creeks and streams in Forsyth County.” As Roseann’s comments indicate, Forsyth Creek Week, presented by North State Environmental and being held March 16-23, is a first-ever weeklong celebration of our local waterways. The schedule is full of fun, educational and hands-on opportunities to discover, explore, and help our local creeks and streams. The list includes bird walks and “creek crawls,” fishing derbies, water-themed films, kayak demonstrations, a fly-fishing clinic, activities for preschoolers and homeschoolers, a photo contest, and workshops on how to restore an eroding backyard stream or capture rainwater for use in the garden. In addition to these recreational and educational activities, Forsyth Creek Week offers three opportunities to tangibly help our waterways. The 3RC Envirostation, which recycles hazardous household waste, will hold extended

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residents can turn in unneeded medications and prevent the damage that occurs when medications are flushed down the toilet, because sewage treatment plants cannot neutralize pharmaceuticals. And because litter can wash into our waterways, Creek Week will wrap up with the Great American Cleanup on Saturday, March 23. All these activities represent the culmination of a year of preparation that started after Roseann read a news brief about Durham County’s Creek Week. “I thought, ‘That sounds like a cool idea.’ So I went online and saw the variety of activities they were sponsoring and I just loved the idea.” After getting a commitment from her boss to start a Creek Week here, Roseann started pulling together a coalition of local agencies and organizations to make it happen. “Everyone I approached about being part of this immediately said, ‘Oh, what a great idea.’ And the longer we worked at it, we heard from other groups that wanted to be part of it, too. “Now, our hope is that as residents learn about Creek Week, they will want to be part of it, too.”

Organized by the Winston-Salem Stormwater Management Division with the assistance of the Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks, Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful, Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection, Forsyth County Extension, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation, Forsyth County Public Libraries, the Town of Kernersville, the Town of Lewisville, the Village of Clemmons, the Audubon Society, the Gateway Environmental Initiative, the Sierra Club, the Winston-Salem Sustainability Resource Center, and the Yadkin Riverkeeper. WHAT: Bird walks Creek Crawls Films Demonstrations Kid’s Activities Workshops Lots More! WHERE: Locations throughout Forsyth County LEARN MORE:

A full week of fun, educational and hands-on opportunities to discover, explore and help our local waterways. DEMONSTRATIONS CREEK CRAWLs Forsyth Creek Week FISHING DERBies PHOTO CONTEST BIRD WALKS FILMS & BOOKS KIDS STUFF lots more!

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Respect & Kindness: A Reason to Return


ebbie Shough is excited to share the news of her addition...and no, this is not a birth announcement! etc. Consignment Shoppe, located at 690 Jonestown Road in WinstonSalem, has grown from 10,000 square feet, to their newly renovated and expanded, 16,000 square feet of shopping space. “When I opened etc. Consignment in 1995,” says Owner Debbie Shough, “my goal and aspirations were to own a small store which offered reasonable prices, a clean environment and great customer service. I also had a desire to "love my job." I had no idea that the 3,000 square foot store on Trenwest Drive, would evolve into our current 16,000 square foot store. At etc., we all understand the importance of operating as a team and I attribute our success over the last 18 years to this mentality. I firmly believe there is a responsibility in treating others with respect and kindness. My commitment to that has contributed to the retention of employees, as well as loyal customers and consignors. I have

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“I firmly believe there is a responsibility in treating others with respect and kindness.” always said, what we do is a by-product of what we’re about. In other words, we can accept and sell clothes all day long in a clean environment, but if we aren't kind and respectful to people, it doesn't give them a reason or desire to return. Not a day goes by that I’m not impacted by an individual that is visiting the store. I want to know that, at the end of a day, either myself or my employees have done the same for someone else.” Mark your calendars for a unique shopping experience with etc. and friends! etc. will offer a special event sale on the following evenings, from 6-8 pm. Feb 21, April 18, June 20, Aug 15, Oct 17

The sale applies only to those attending the special event sale, and is not applicable outside these stated times and dates. Come, bring a friend, and receive a punch card to be punched at each event sale. More punches mean more opportunities to win! At the end of the final event sale, Oct 17th, submit your punch card for an opportunity to win a gift card. Don’t miss an event night! There will be a different focus for each event. Information such as accessorizing with scarves, interior design, closet organizing and headto-toe makeovers will be shared. Join Debbie and her staff for a relaxing evening filled with fun.

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Honesty is the Best Love Policy


f you made a list of relationship resolutions for the year it might be a good time to take a two-month inventory of your progress so far. Maybe you were successful in improving your health, being more social, or even landing a date for Valentine’s Day. An honest assessment of your progress could keep you motivated and actively searching for that sexy, smart, attractive man, or a hard look inward could move you to rededicate yourself to giving your best effort toward meeting those resolutions.

If you did have a date on Valentine’s Day, are you still dating Mr. February 14th or was he more like Mr. Never Again? An honest self-assessment may have you asking yourself why your Valentine date (or any date for that matter) was a dud and not a delight. Maybe one or both of you were not truthful with each other prior to the date about your expectations, either online, on the phone, or through mutual friends. Little white lies about things like age, fitness, likes and dislikes, or even past relationships could turn from seemingly harmless to absolutely devastating. Your mom probably told you that honesty is the best policy, and she was right. Honesty is a key to sustaining a fulfilling relationship. But what is the harm in fudging the truth about your age, educational degree, or love (or maybe hate) for fly fishing? Besides, it is tax season and who hasn’t been tempted to tell a few white lies to Uncle Sam about their taxes? Little fibs to Uncle Same will catch up with most of us eventually (a tax audit here, back taxes there). Fibbing to a date will eventually catch up with you, too. And if there really is a lack of eligible men, why would you want to be dishonest to any potential Mr. Right? You may feel like you need to like all things masculine, look like a movie star, and be under 30 years of age to experience success in dating. But the opposite sex is in the same boat. Men probably dislike things, too, like shopping, antiquing, talking incessantly about their pets, watching reality TV, talking for hours on the phone, and discussing recipes. And they probably are quicker at voicing their desires, even though they may be just as likely to fib about their age. So do you lie about what you like and dislike just to land a date? Hopefully not. Think back to that advice from your mom or apply the “Four Way Test” from a club called Rotary which promotes a truthful approach to life. Rotarians ask the following about any action:

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By Omar & Christie

“Your mom probably told you that honesty is the best policy, and she was right.” • Is it the truth? • Is it fair to all concerned? • Will it be beneficial to all concerned? • Will it build goodwill and better friendships? How do you resolve the differences and the likes and dislikes in a relationship? Do you even need to resolve the differences? Is it fair or beneficial to ask someone to change in order to better fit your interests? Generally speaking, most men and women who are dating are looking for the same things: happiness, companionship, true love, a certain degree of shared interests, and intimacy. Honesty paves a much smoother road to finding these gems in a relationship than a journey interrupted by lies. So are you honestly making progress toward your resolutions about fitness, fashion, or sex appeal? Are you ready for that lucky night when you might get “lucky”? Let’s hope so, but even if the progress is slow, it should not stop you from trading granny panties for a matching set from Victoria’s Secret, making plans to take a trip to the mountains, or doing those extra crunches that make taking your clothes off in front of Mr. Right a more confident performance.

If you spent Valentine’s Day at home watching Sleepless in Seattle or You’ve Got Mail, stay the course on your resolutions. Patience is a virtue and is especially helpful in dating. Don’t give up on the possibility of finding a date, especially if you try some new approaches and not the same tired Friday night routine. Doing the same old thing gets the same old results, says Omar! Join a club for the first time, like Rotary, the Chamber of Commerce, a book club (preferably a coed club). Try a new sport, new class, or new park to walk in. Practice going on a date test run with a good friend and ask for honest feedback on any annoying habits, hygiene issues, wardrobe choices, or boring topics of conversation (your pets, your illnesses, or your favorite scrapbook store). Once you are in a relationship, you should continue practicing honest feedback. If your boyfriend asks if you like his beard, don’t say, “I love the way it tickles” if you really hate the way it scratches. Eventually the truth with come out and may ruin a potentially good relationship when a little honesty in the beginning might have saved it. As the Rotarians say, “Is it the truth?” Which is a good motto to date by….

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The quaint little cottage just behind Jimmy’s Seafood is full of wonderful surprises. Since acquiring the business from The Briar Patch last year, new owner Robyn Nemeh has added lots of personal touches to the By Kristi Johnson Marion shop’s offerings inside and out. “It always tickles me to see people’s reactions when they walk into the shop for the first time. They often tell us that they were just expecting plants and garden accessories, not all this! They are amazed by the eclectic variety of products we carry,” commented Robyn.

More than a Garden Store

When spring fever hits and you get ready to get outside and spruce up your containers and yard, The Lil’ Briar Patch is “THE” place to go! They carry a large variety of colorful annuals and perennials, metal garden art, statuary, fountains, urns, birdbaths and more. They are known for their selection of unusual plant varieties that are hard to find anywhere else in town. New items are coming in daily.

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“We have a core group of loyal patrons who have shopped with us since our beginnings 12 years ago,” said Robyn, “and lots of new regulars since we’ve moved, but so many people still don’t realize that we’re more than just a seasonal garden shop. We’re truly a unique specialty shop with a wide selection of home & garden décor, gifts, seasonal merchandise, plants, wine, craft beers and gourmet foods.”

The Lil’ Briar Patch has become a gathering place for Girls’ Night Out shopping experiences where customers can enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers while they shop. At least one Saturday each month, they host free wine or beer tastings. On Thursday evenings from mid-April through the fall, they have live music by local artists in their wine garden under the lights of the giant cedar tree.

The Lil’ Briar Patch offers many custom services, such as beautiful custom container planting for every season, decorating services for the home and outdoor spaces, and custom floral arrangements & wreaths for any décor or season. They even deliver to area hospitals.

Their selection of beautiful scarves and jewelry is also a big draw for customers. One of their popular jewelry lines, Jacey’s Boutique, is handmade locally. “One of our bestsellers is our remote control flameless LED candles, which are long-lasting, come in a variety of sizes and made of real vanilla-scented beeswax. The remote also works as a dimmer, to set the candle to flicker, or maintain a solid ‘flame’,” explained Robyn. These are especially good for families with small children concerned about safety and they can be arranged in a chandelier and easily managed without dragging out a footstool or ladder.

Gourmet NC Foods Gourmet foods are available for purchase for music night, a nice garden lunch date, and for gifts. They carry a wide variety of NC-made treats such as local Red Clay Gourmet cheese spreads, Salem Baking cookies and crackers, Polka Dot Bake Shop sweet potato crackers, artisan cheeses and more. Every Thursday, fresh-baked tomato pie, cake slices, cookies, breads and pastries are delivered from Camino Bakery and Kristen’s Kitchen.

Spring Open House Weekend will be Saturday, March 9th, from 10am-5pm; and Sunday, March 10th, from 12-5 pm with complimentary wine and beer tasting and gourmet food samples on Saturday 1pm – 4pm. Located at 2055 Van Buren St., WinstonSalem (behind Jimmy’s Seafood & Oyster Bar). Call (336) 768-6990. Spring Hours begin March 11th: Open Tuesday-Friday 9 am - 6 pm; Saturday 9 am – 5 pm; and Sunday 10 am -5 pm.

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2nd Dibs Furniture – Handpicked Treasures Just For You By Meghan E.W. Corbett


hey just don’t make things like they used to. Whether you have heard this saying or found yourself saying it, we can all agree that we wish “they” still made quality products. Since most of us cannot afford to spend thousands of dollars on a single piece of furniture in order to enjoy that hard-to-find quality craftsmanship, it is lucky we have another way to get the quality of the past at prices we can handle: 2nd Dibs Furniture in Clemmons. “My dad, Frank McGraw, and I opened 2nd Dibs to honor the memories we shared with my mother and to create a store she would be proud of,” said Owner Lindsay Owen. “My parents have loved antique furniture longer than I have been alive. They have hunted, bought, decorated with and sold antiques on and off my whole life. What has always been a hobby for them quickly turned into a passion. As I grew up, I knew I had acquired my mom’s love and gift for decorating. She and I were always coming up with ideas for our own business to do together. In August of 2009, our lives drastically changed when my mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and, after a courageous battle, she passed away in May of 2010. As therapy, my dad turned to their lifelong passion of ‘antiquing’ to pass the time. I would tell him what I needed for my house, and he would find it for me. I started ‘restyling’ the pieces he found to fit my style. Quickly, we filled up his garage and a storage building with these, what we now refer to as ‘treasures.’ After several months of this, and with the support of a wonderful husband and two very understanding children, I quit my full-time job to concentrate on our adventure -- 2nd Dibs! We started setting up at craft shows, advertising on sites like Craigslist and Facebook, and got our own website. After about a year, we realized if we wanted to reach our goals, we really needed a storefront. After lots of prayer and a huge leap of faith, here we are!” 2nd Dibs offers a mixture of antiques, used furniture, restyled furniture, prints, jewelry by C3 Designs and unique home décor items. “We believe we are unique because we buy and sell, which allows us to be choosy about the ‘treasures’ we offer,” said Owen. “We strive to provide an environment for

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shoppers to find pieces that add character to their spaces whether big or small. Our treasures all have history, a story to tell, if you will; that is what attracts us to this type of furniture. We not only want to sell you a beautiful piece for your home, we want to build a relationship with you. If we don’t have what you are looking for today, we take down your information and contact you if and when we find it. Also, one of my favorite things is to see pictures of pieces our customers buy here and ‘restyle’ themselves.” Another unique feature of this one-of-a-kind shop is the immense experience of the resident “picker.” “My dad is our ‘picker’; he absolutely loves it,” said Owen. “As I mentioned earlier, he and my mother had done this for more than 30 years, so he knows where to find the good stuff! We try to set ourselves apart with unique pieces and a pleasant experience for our shoppers. When you come into our store, you will either work with me, my dad or both to find what you are looking for.” This personal service and small, family owned charm is what keeps customers coming back again and again; you never know what you will find! “We hope to become a staple in our community that people can trust and depend on,” said Owen. “We hope to be able to listen to our customers’ needs and provide the treasures and atmosphere they are looking for.” 2nd Dibs is located at 6334 Cephis Drive in Clemmons. For more information, visit, email or call 336.971.1557. 2nd Dibs can also be found on Facebook.

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To Your Health! By Sara Migliarese and David McConnall

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he long cold months of winter are nearing an end. Mother Nature could still hit us with a punch or two of cold spells, but in general, March is a time to start thinking about longer, warmer days and outdoor activities. March also signals the need to bring out the t-shirts, shorts, and yes, even trying on a swimsuit (dare we say a bikini) for spring break trips and the approaching summer vacations. The idea of trying on a swimsuit could be a joyous one, but for some the winter months may rob us of that anticipation of warm weather fun and leave us with thoughts of inches of snow and inches on our waist.

For many of us, weight gain is an acceptable, almost inevitable, part of the winter season. We are less active because of less daylight hours. Holiday demands interrupt our exercise schedule. We also increase our consumption of empty calories, starting with the postHalloween leftover candy and possibly ending with the Super Bowl party munchies. In between we eat and drink at Thanksgiving, Christmas parties, and New Years’ Eve celebrations. Unless we are extremely disciplined and dedicated to our diet during the winter months, it is not unusual to gain the average five pounds that most Americans experience as part of the holiday season. If you are in this not-so-exclusive group, don’t panic. There are still a few months before pool and beach season land on our doorstep. If you are trying to get back into last year’s swimsuit, you can start by making realistic goals that are realistic for the timeframe you have for weight loss. With 10-12 weeks left before summer begins, you can make a goal of 1-2 pounds of weight loss per week, which is a healthy amount that will be easier to keep off than the pounds quickly lost by a crash diet. Be extremely cautious of taking in dead calories in your diet. Giving up sodas, sweets, and/or candy might be a helpful life-time habit, as well as a good habit to give up for Lent (which started on February 13). Concentrate on 3-4 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, smaller portions at each meal, and

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Adding exercise to your week is an essential component to a weight loss program. As we age, our metabolism tends to slow down and we can lose overall muscle mass. This loss of muscle mass contributes to the slowing of our metabolism since muscle activity burns up to 95 % of our calories at rest. This relationship means it is imperative to maintain and, better yet, increase muscle strength through high intensity strength training for 2-3 sessions per week. A high intensity strength training program requires exercise to muscle exhaustion, especially exhaustion of larger muscle groups such as core muscles in your back and trunk, and quadriceps and hamstrings in the legs. This type of training can have several effective variations, depending on strength, age, and time to dedicate to exercise. One general rule to follow is to involve as many muscles as possible in each lift or activity and try to complete 12-15 repetitions in order to reach muscle exhaustion. The last few repetitions should be

difficult to complete, but not totally impossible. An example of a strengthening exercise that works several muscle groups is a full range of motion squat while holding a weighted barbell, finished with a full shoulder overhead press with the barbell. A circuit training class combining 8-10 of these types of exercises can build strength, burn calories, and result in long-term improvements in weight, endurance, and function. Adding 2-3 days of cardiovascular exercise to a strength program will put you on the right track toward wearing whatever you want on your beach trip, but more importantly, toward a healthier lifestyle. For a more detailed, individualized exercise program, talk to your primary care provider about your ability to begin an intensive exercise program and then visit a personal trainer who can design an effective routine that meets your fitness goals (try Dave McConnell at the Jerry Long YMCA in Clemmons for an experienced, friendly fitness partner)!

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The Crosby Pub & Restaurant 6205 Ramada Drive, Clemmons, NC 336.766-9121 Monday – Saturday 5p-10p, drinks 5p – until…


he business of critiquing a restaurant can be a tricky one. Sometimes, you love everything about the restaurant, but the décor needs work or the owner is rude or the food is bland, and that single problem ruins the entire experience. I have been there before, faced with having to choose my words carefully when writing my review. But this month, my review will flow effortlessly because there is absolutely nothing negative to say when you dine at The Crosby. The Crosby is located inside the Village Inn Event Center just off Lewisville-Clemmons Road and is clearly marked on the outside. Once inside the restaurant, guests notice the brand new, beautiful décor of this recently renovated space. Since purchasing the property, Owner Dana Lu Bryson has diligently spent her time gutting and renovating the hotel from top to bottom to reflect her modern but elegant taste, with help from General Manager Lana Schlotfeldt, and Director of Sales Beth Gardner who acquires local artistic barn quilt paintings to adorn the walls. In addition to all the cosmetic changes, the kitchen welcomed four new chefs that bring expertise unlike any other in the area. With their beautiful accents and 5-star food presentations, Aracely, David, Romeo and Heidi will make you feel like you have traveled thousands of miles to dine where the locals frequent.

Have you ever been to a restaurant, looked at the menu and thought there wasn’t really anything that stood out to you? Get ready to have the opposite problem at The Crosby; lucky for us, we got to try nearly everything. We started the night with appetizers: Crosby Ultimate Nachos, tender chicken with grilled peppers and melted cheese over crispy tri-color tortilla chips accompanied by homemade, authentic guacamole and every dip you could ever want; stuffed sliders in a variety of combinations that were so tender and flavorful just thinking about them makes my mouth water; shrimp ‘n’ grits that was warm, smooth and fresh; and shrimp tacos filled with panko breaded shrimp, cole slaw, guacamole and topped with a mini salad. Needless to say, we were getting full. One of the necessary evils of the restaurant review business is stopping yourself

from eating entire dishes because there is so much to sample. It was an evil I was failing miserably to control that night. Ignoring my increasingly full stomach, here came round two: Romeo’s fried chicken sandwich which you have to taste to believe because no words can describe how delicious this is… I ate the whole thing; grilled rib eye steak you could cut with a fork, with caramelized vegetables that my somewhat picky friend went on and on about until I tried and loved as well; sweet potato puree that will make even the biggest sweet potato nemesis go back for more; two huge, and I mean huge, bowls of pasta primavera with chicken that I forced them to box up for me as soon as I stabbed my hand with the fork so I would stop eating it; and creamy salmon wraps that were light and delicious! Each and every dish was accompanied by a delicious wine, many of them

local such as the Westbend sauvignon blanc and Riesling, in addition to Foothills beer. I wish I could tell you that was all, but suddenly, the four chefs were once again at our table with three “chocolate molten” cakes. This made-to-order finale features dark chocolate bread with a melted chocolate center that hits your sweet tooth perfectly when paired with vanilla ice cream. The bartender also let us try two of The Crosby’s signature cocktails: the Crosbytini and the Bling It. If you have never tried sweet tea vodka, you need to, and that is all I will say about that! If all of this is not enough to get you in your car and over to The Crosby, then nothing will, except maybe the remarkably reasonable prices. Nothing is stopping you, but hurry up and go before there is a waiting list to get in; and when you get there, be sure to tell them Rosey sent you!

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By Susan Woodall any years ago, it was a school requirement that young girls take classes in home economics. They were taught the basics of cooking, cleaning and sewing. As times changed, the idea that only women were going to need to possess these skills seemed discriminatory and so these courses were soon dropped from the curriculum. Fortunately, there are still talented teachers willing to teach the fundamentals of sewing to those with a desire to learn. If you have an interest in all things related to sewing, you should make it a point to visit Sewingly Yours. It is clear from the moment you walk in the store that owners Teresa Conrad and Wannitta Brown and their staff love this craft. In business for almost ten years, it is obvious they are in tune with their customers. There are walls of beautiful fabrics, wonderful notions, machines and samples from some of the dozens of classes offered. "We carry first quality fabrics for your sewing needs," said Conrad. "If you need a special tool for your project, just let us know. If you don’t see it in our store we will order it. We stay on top of the most up-to-date techniques and patterns for customers who want to do something new." Quilting is one of the many techniques that have seen a resurgence in recent years. Fortunately, Sewingly Yours has everything you need, including the best machines. "We sell Husqvarna Viking and Baby Lock sewing machines, sergers, and longarm quilting machines, as well as commercial embroidery machines," said Conrad. "Our repair service is topnotch for all brands of machines with courteous service." "My wife is into quilting and wanted a special sewing machine for Christmas," said one customer. "After doing my research and talking to a lot of folks, I came to Sewingly Yours. Not only did they have the high quality machine I was looking for, but the best prices by far." Sewingly Yours offers beginner through advanced classes in all types of quilting, embroidery, and projects such as weekender bags, dolls, baskets and jewelry organizers, to name a few. Their quarterly newsletter lists classes being offered including cost, times and a brief description. With so many to choose from you might find yourself signing up for several! "Classes are continuously going from learning your machine or making a quilt or a bag to learning beginning sewing and even summer camp for kids nine to fifteen years old," said Conrad. "Our classes are taught by ladies with years of experience. They don’t see imperfection, and are thrilled to see your finished projects. Sewingly Yours is a fun place to be! If you enjoy being with other people, come on in. If you want to learn a new skill, come on in. If you like to laugh, for sure you need to come on in. We are a group of Christian women that enjoy bringing new customers into the world of sewing and having a great time together. Our employees are the best and know the art of sewing to help you. We don’t know what station in life you are experiencing but you are always welcome at Sewingly Yours." Sewingly Yours is located in the Four Corners Shopping Center just off Highway 421 at the Lewisville-Clemmons Road exit. They are open Monday-Thursday 10 am – 5 pm (unless there are classes, then they are open until 8 pm); Friday 10 am – 5 pm and Saturday 10 am - 3 pm. For more information, visit the website at

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nual C l e m m o n s n 4th AC o m m u n i t y D a y By Meghan E.W. Corbett


lemmons is the type of community most people assume no longer exists. It’s the kind of place where kids can safely play in their yards, neighbors help one another and everyone seems to really enjoy life. For the past three years, area residents and visitors have found another way to enjoy the place they call home by celebrating all that Clemmons has to offer with an annual community day celebration. “Clemmons Community Day began as a way to foster the sense of community within Clemmons with an annual event,” said Jody Peske, immediate past Chairperson of the Lewisville Clemmons Chamber. “I was Vice President of Community Service with the Lewisville Clemmons Chamber of Commerce in 2009 when Mayor Bost met with me to discuss what such an event would look like. The first ever Clemmons Community Day was May 1st, 2010, at the Forsyth County Broncos field on Stadium Drive and was very well received by the community. The first event featured area businesses showcasing their products and services. Area bands and schools participated on stage. Jump houses, an area car show, stilt walkers and characters such as Scooby Doo were enjoyed by all. I continue to co-chair the event with other chamber board members, Joanna Lyall, vice-chair, and Tim Miller, vice president of community service, as well as many other volunteers that make this event possible each year.” This year marks the alignment with the Jerry Long Family YMCA as a Platinum Sponsor. “The YMCA is a central part of the entire Clemmons community and thus an incredible venue to showcase a healthy community with healthy kids and healthy businesses,” said Peske. Each year the Jerry Long Family YMCA hosts Healthy Kids Day and the YMCA and Chamber leadership decided both parties would benefit from combining the two great events. The YMCA provides an excellent opportunity for our businesses and local organizations to reach the entire family. Julie Peache, Healthy Kids Day Director, said this was an opportunity for the Healthy Kids Day to reach new audiences as well. “At the YMCA, we know that when the school year ends, many kids lose exposure to activities that keep

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them moving and learning. With summer just around the corner, events like Healthy Kids Day and Clemmons Community Day help parents begin thinking early about what their kids need to stay physically and intellectually active in the summer. Our children are the future of our community. The Clemmons Community Day is a great event, and the YMCA is excited about being involved in this event.” For those who have not attended either event in the past, there is a lot to look forward to this year! “Attendees can expect to visit business booths, participate in healthy exercise demonstrations and get information on how to have healthy lifestyles,” said Lyall. “Kids can participate in the fun run scheduled for 11:45 am in addition to bounce houses, rock climbing walls and a slide. Music will be provided throughout the day. Big Bang Boom, the popular children’s band, is scheduled to perform. Healthy food items will be available for purchase as well. The event is free to the public, and we will welcome canned food item donations for the Clemmons Food Pantry.” The 4th Annual Clemmons Community Day will be held April 27th from 10 am – 2 pm on the front field of the Jerry Long Family YMCA in Clemmons. For more information, including how to sponsor the event or reserve a booth for your business or organization, call 336.970.5100, email or visit

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American Idol Syndrome I love watching American Idol. My favorite part is in the beginning of the season. That’s when someone with no vocal ability whatsoever says, “Well, my daddy says I sing like an angel so that MUST mean I have talent!” Meanwhile, any creature with ears can tell you this person is not destined to be a star. Call me sick, but I find their shock and dismay humorous. I often wonder, “How did this person get this far in life, yet somehow miss the fact that they lack the ability to sing?” I think I have an explanation. I call it “AIS: American Idol Syndrome.” AIS affects people when they surround themselves with folks who ‘blow smoke’ and tell them they are better than they are. They begin to believe they are destined for great things. Sadly, when reality sets in, it is a painful moment of clarity. Kids are being told, “We are all winners!” Everyone gets a trophy. Because adults in their early twenties can be paid at a lower rate, they are often tossed into the deep end of the employment pool too early. Their bosses “empower them” to tackle a project for which they have not yet developed the skill set required to succeed. Rather than take the time to train or mentor, those around them simply cover them with false compliments. They are left to figure out things on their own. Without accurate information, they assume they are doing great. They are shocked when a bounty of rewards fails to come their way. Meanwhile, somewhere in reality, there is a college coach who is only interested in finding a player in the top 1% in the country to fill a spot on his team. There is a player who believes he can get his PGA tour card, but his average chipping distance from the pin is 10 feet. And there is a young man in corporate America who is being laughed at by his peers because of his lack of presenting skills. Can’t you just hear him saying, “But my boss said I was great!”? On American Idol, it’s funny…. In real life, not so much. So how do you know if the feedback you are getting is honest? Use more than one source. 1-The numbers don’t lie. Track your statistics over a 6-12 month period. 2-Between lessons, videotape your swing and work in the mirror to be SURE you are making the swing changes you desire. 3-Consult with an expert. Don’t be afraid to interview your potential golf pro, asking, “How many beginners have you taught, over the age of 50?” “Do you have any experience helping kids get college scholarships?” “Have you ever taught someone with disabilities?” American Idol Syndrome does not exist on my lesson tee. I am completely honest because I believe that only specific feedback will help you refine your game. Whether you want to play social golf or turn pro, your goal deserves honesty. I challenge you to be honest, be accurate and be successful.

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Charleston Custom Painters: Beauty in the Details By Kristi Johnson Marion


uilding on the painting skills his grandfather taught him as a boy, Mike Nowak has gleaned skill and knowledge from other contractors in other cities along the way to build Charleston Custom Painters, LLC, to be a business his grandfather would be proud of. After graduating from the University of Maryland, Mike took a corporate job at IBM. After just a few years, Mike Nowak returned to painting and has been painting professionally since 1993.

Before relocating to Winston-Salem, Mike Nowak owned or managed painting companies in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Charleston, SC, and Hendersonville, NC. Now serving the WinstonSalem area, as well, Mike decided to keep the name Charleston Custom Painters because he has jobs both here and in Charleston, and whenever people here asked him where he was from, “when I mentioned Charleston, everyone would light up and tell about a vacation they had there, family they visit, or some other positive reaction to that location, so we decided to keep the name and let the charm of Charleston be a part of our company feel in the Triad, and not make a new company separate from our Charleston business,” explained Mike. His work in Charleston includes high-end homes and businesses on Kiawah, Seabrook and Sullivan’s Islands, as well as some historic homes in the downtown area. He has split his time between the two cities, and his family is enjoying the Triad area.

you need, we have developed a network of reliable, trustworthy, excellent contractors that we can call on or refer. We have moved furniture, removed wallpaper, trimmed hedges and even moved walls and re-hung doors for our clients.” Some of the services offered by Charleston Custom Painters include: • Interior and exterior painting • Latex or oil enamels • Faux Finishing/Distressing • Natural finishes • Sheetrock work • Pressure washing • Popcorn ceilings/repairs • Kitchen cabinet refinishing Custom paint jobs are their specialty. Whether it’s antiqued faux finishing on kitchen cabinets or multi-colored stripes in a bedroom, Charleston Custom Painters can deliver beautiful professional results to last. For more information, call (336) 469-8088 or visit

Great Attention to Detail At Charleston Custom Painters, they pay great attention to detail. Thorough preparation, skill, experience and use of quality products and environmentally safe products help Mike create a beautiful, durable finish that will last.


“We are very particular about the prep work we do for our painting jobs,” said Mike. “Protecting a client’s home is as important as painting it, and in our business, we know that ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’ It is always worth the time it takes to do a job well.” More than Just Painters Charleston Custom Painters does much more than just painting. Mike and his team go the extra mile for their clients. Over the years they have developed a broad base of skills working with highly skilled contractors. “We want to be the company you call when you need anything done at your home,” said Mike. “We offer to take care of all your home improvement needs through one contractor you can trust. We take care of our clients, which at times means calling a plumber to help with a renovation, or a builder to put in a wall, which we then drywall and paint. If a member of my team can’t do the job

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Empowering Our Husbands

the girlfriend-chatter demands we jump in with our complaints, too. We walk away feeling empowered, never realizing we zapped power right out of our marriage.

By Dr. Debbie Lanier, with introduction by Denise Heidel

How can a woman STOP husband bashing?


magine two women in a coffee shop. You overhear snippets of their conversation that may go something like this, “Laundry is scattered everywhere,” “There’s always dirty dishes left in the sink,” or “I talk until I’m blue in the face, but I’m never heard.” Chances are, these women are practicing something called “husband bashing.” How many of us are guilty? The men in our lives aren’t there because we were forced to marry them. In our culture, arranged marriages are long gone. We chose these men, yet we belittle them to our friends and, often, to their faces. Belittling and bashing our husbands may seem like a release at the time, but it never helps strengthen a marriage. Instead, it just tears it down. Wives, we should be doing what we can to empower our husbands and uplift them in order to get the results we hope to achieve. Men need to feel important and vital in order to make contributions.

Dr. Debbie Lanier shares some insight: Why is it that we so easily fall into the trap of bashing our husbands? The reality is that women are verbal creatures. This comes as no surprise to anyone, especially our husbands. Females generally talk three times more than males. It’s just what girls do! When something goes right in our day, we talk about it. When something goes wrong, we talk about it. When something does anything, WE TALK ABOUT IT!!! You think that’s excessive? Put girlfriends together and watch the accelerator hit the floor! We view the million-mile-a-minute conversation as a therapy of sorts. Because women so freely express their feelings, the conversation can spiral downward before we realize it happened. One voiced frustration with a husband creates a climate for enlistment. And who doesn’t have a grievance to add to this conversation? No spouse does everything the way we think they should. Before long,

Girls, we totally underestimate the power of our words. Did you know our choice of words have the power of life and death? That’s not my take on the situation; it’s God’s! (Proverbs 18:21) Our vocabulary forms our focus. When we accentuate the negative aspects of our husbands to others, we intensify our focus on the very things that bring frustration. From this position of mounting irritation, we eventually speak these annoyances to our husbands in a way that generates more tension and sabotages resolution. Underneath the tough exterior, men continually combat the haunting question, “Do I measure up?” His greatest fear is that he is not enough for those who depend upon him. When we berate our husbands about their imperfections, it feeds their feelings of inadequacy in a manner that is far more damaging and destructive than we imagine. The conversation doesn’t make him strive to do better. It chips away at the very core of the one we love. We must choose our words wisely!

What can a woman gain by empowering her husband, rather than tearing him down? A woman has everything to gain by encouraging her husband! Throughout my years of counseling, I’ve learned the power of this truth. As difficult as it may seem at times, if we treat our spouse as if the changes we desire are already evident, almost inevitably the spouse begins to progress toward that reality. For real! They feel the respect and gratitude. Your love makes him want to be the man you believe him to be. What steps should she make in her own life to change her perspective? Perspective is everything! The way we view the world around us dictates our response. If we focus upon our husband’s imperfections, we inevitably feel the need to share it with our girlfriends. Again, this resolves nothing. It only exacerbates the problem. If we make a decision to concentrate on the things our husbands do well, it’s amazing what transforms in us and in them. Before we know it, our hearts are filled with gratitude for the blessing of our men. I know what some of you are thinking right now. “But you don’t know my husband!” No, I don’t, but I do know that regardless of who he is, he’s got redeeming qualities. Many single women long for companionship. They would give their right arm to have what you and I have.

Why don’t you give it a try? Start jotting down a list of reasons you love your husband. Consider things he does that you take for granted. Perhaps you haven’t realized their significance because he handles them so you don’t have to. Share these positives with your spouse. It will feed the love in you both. Did you know it’s impossible for gratitude and anger to simultaneously occupy your heart? If you’re focused on the frustration, gratitude dissipates. If you concentrate on reasons for gratitude, anger disintegrates. Both can’t inhabit the same space at the same time. A Word of Advice: All “Girlfriends” are Not True Girlfriends! Perhaps you find yourself in the middle of these “husband bashing” conversations with friends. Remind yourself that you don’t have to take the bait. In fact, you don’t have to stay in the conversation. It’s not a bad thing to speak up for your husband while others are belittling their men. Perhaps, you can help them rethink their choice of conversation. Some women have participated for so long that they no longer give it a thought. You could help provide a healthy alternative. I’m wise enough to know that some “girlfriends” won’t embrace such change. This doesn’t mean that you disassociate from them completely. It just means that you see the toxic nature of these conversations and refuse to remain. Walk away, reminding yourself that your marriage deserves better.

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Hope is the Voice of the Heart By Carolyn S. Peterson

Honoring the Angels Among Us


ith a strong faith in the Lord and a belief that she is fulfilling her ‘calling,’ both personally and professionally, Tandra Chandler, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter’s (HPCC) Clinical Care Coordinator, approaches each new day with hope in her heart, knowing that ‘God’s care will carry you, so you can carry others.’ It’s that belief that inspired Tandra to form a team, Hospice Angels, for the Hope Run, the annual fundraiser for Hospice & Palliative CareCenter. Along Life’s Journey Tandra and her family, husband Thurmond Chandler, and sons Dedric, Shamon and Marquis Benton, have been carried many times by God throughout life’s journey, and one stop along the way brought Hospice into Tandra’s life, changing it forever. “At the age of 7, my son, Marquis, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. One day I was sitting in the day room at the hospital,” recalled Tandra, “while my son was getting a chemo treatment and WXII News12 had a story on Hospice. I called to volunteer, hoping that there were children that I could work with, but at the time, Hospice didn’t have a pediatric team. After volunteering for several months, I worked as a CNA, and now I am the Clinical Care Coordinator. The Lord placed me at Hospice for a reason.”

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Seeing Hospice care from both sides, Tandra knows the importance of having Hospice & Palliative CareCenter in our community. “Hospice care provides support to patients and their families to ensure the highest quality of life possible for the person living with a life limiting illness. Hospice is a set of specialized services emphasizing palliative, rather than curative, treatments to patients/families dealing with end-of-life care. But Hospice is much more than caring for those at the end of their life – they allow you to embrace hope. The comprehensive services that Hospice provides reach beyond what most people think. They don’t only treat the patient, but they treat the whole family with integrity, compassion and love. Hospice not only helps patients die peacefully and with dignity, but we provide services to the community, like grief counseling and support. We also offer Camp Carousel in the summer. Seeing the Hospice team at work lets you know that there are angels among us and that is the idea behind the Hope Run team, Hospice Angels,” stated Tandra. With co-workers, family and friends side by side, Tandra looks forward to this year’s team and the lives that can continue to be touched by Hospice services. “Hospice Angels are care beyond compare, through love, joy, hope and smiles. They give commitment, compassion and warmth from the heart. It is about “dying well” with love comfort, care and dignity. I have seen patients granted their last wish, including a woman who wanted to go to the beach one last time. Bedridden, with only a week to live, Hospice brought the beach to her at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Sand, pool with water, beach ball, sunglasses, bathing suits, music, food, family and friends – the patient had a ball, with lots of photos taken for her loved ones to cherish. She died three days later. Hospice helps patients to tell their story and give an ending to life that is full of love and care,” Tandra said.

Over the years, Tandra has been honored and recognized for her work in the community through her role at HPCC as well as volunteering through her church, Love and Faith Christian Fellowship in Greensboro, NC. But no praise can come close to the reward that Tandra sees with the patients and families that she works with at HPCC. “I believe in Hospice, not because I am employed here, but because it has ignited more passion in me and only strengthened my commitment to give back. A job is what we do for money; my work at Hospice is what I do for love. In my almost 20 years with HPCC, I have watched pain be replaced by comfort. People may forget what you have said, what you have done, but they never forget how you made them feel,” Tandra said. And Tandra and her family know firsthand the feelings The 17th Annual Hope Run is Saturday, April 13, 2013. For more information, visit or call of being cared for by Hospice. Carolyn Breese, Director of Development at 336-768-3972. After being diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) in 2010, Tandra’s husband of 15 years, Thurmond, has become a patient of HPCC. “Thurmond’s Hospice caregivers, see him as a person, not a number. When we first met with them, I felt a presence from them saying ‘we are here, let’s heal together.’ They always seem to know what we need. We are very thankful for their touch, strength, smile and caring hearts,” commented Tandra.

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very winter Gina Player, Owner of Accessorize This, travels to Atlanta to hand select treasures for her boutique store. During her time in Atlanta, Gina seeks out the latest trends, novelty items, specialty jewelry, fashion, and artisan crafts. When Gina shops for her store, she has one thing in mind: her customers. As Gina notes, “I follow the latest trends and always make sure to include Fair Trade products and items made in the USA. I also listen to my customers. If I hear a repeated desire for a certain piece I don't

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Some of the reasons customers keep coming back to Accessorize This are the novelty and unique items Gina continues to stock and add to in the store. From jewelryand fashion accessories to wall art and hand blown glass, Gina is constantly updating and adding to her inventory throughout the year. Gina shares some examples. “Scarves have been a huge hit over the past several seasons,” she says. “I try to keep a wide

variety in stock, and more recently I have started carrying the latest trend, scarf jewelry. In addition, several customers were looking for checkbook holders before Christmas. When I went to Atlanta, I was able to find some beautiful, hand-crafted checkbook holders made by a mother-son team in Texas and purchase some for my store.” Some of her newest product lines this spring include: Lenny & Eva – This hugely popular American made jewelry collection features cuffs, charms, wraps, beaded

a time period and moment. These visual soundtracks captured on a palette are sure to appeal to music lovers. bracelets, links and necklaces that express sentiments and inspirations for women at all stages of life. The Porcelain Garden – These Lithosphane night lights offer 3 dimensional porcelain transparencies that come alive as light shines through, illuminating remarkable detailed images. Made in the USA, the artists carve images into beeswax and cast them in porcelain to make these carvings. The result is incredible night lights like no other. Lyricology – This distinctive wall art features memorable lyrics from your favorite songs such as “Stand By Me” or “Country Roads, Take Me Home.” The artist tries to show how the music feels, the color of the song, the way it defined

Ronaldo Designer Jewelry – This collection of sterling silver and 14k gold bracelets are hand crafted by master artisans trained by Ronaldo himself, who has honed his craft over 30 years, and now has over 900 copyright designs. These bracelets and rings are truly one-of-kind with intricate details and unique designs. In addition to these featured lines, some other new favorites in the store include: Ginger Snaps – an interchangeable ring and bracelet line, blown glass ceiling fan pulls/wine bottle stoppers/ring holdersby Henrietta Glass out of Rhode Island, and blown glass friendship balls fromVirgil’s Art Glass in Asheville. This commitment to customer satisfaction does not go unnoticed. Accessorize This has developed a loyal

customer base over the past seven years. Their success as a part of a group of local businesses has also helped make Lewisville a shopping destination. As Gina describes, “It’s been exciting to see more and more customers continue to come to the store that aren’t from the Lewisville area. These out-of-town customers make shopping in Lewisville a priority when they are visiting the area.” Gina is also excited about new businesses opening up in Lewisville. “More local businesses opening here is good for all of us. I have been here seven years, and I hope my store’s success has offered encouragement to other small businesses just starting out.” As Gina concludes, “A lot of people are getting back to small-town, local shopping. I'm proud to be a part of that movement and carry items and products that keep my customers satisfied and coming back.”

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Moving Experience

By Vonda Henderson Moving . . . to another city/state, or just across town. How many of us dread the packing and unpacking?? I’m guessing all hands are up. It’s an experience all right! One of my earliest recollections of moving was when I was probably around seven. Most of our moves when I was growing up were of the do-it-yourself variety. You know – get boxes from the grocery store, round up two or three strong friends who didn’t think fast enough to say they weren’t available, rent a truck, and get moving (pardon the pun). Back to the move . . . I remember this one in particular because after my dad got the truck all loaded up, one of the tires was flat. I thought he would have to unload the truck again to change the tire and I felt bad for him. The move that encompassed the worst of the worst was, unfortunately, one I experienced as an adult. This move was a corporate move which should have been, realistically, far easier since we didn’t have to pack anything, load or unload the truck. To begin the tale, they truly did pack everything . . . when we unpacked I even found the bottom tray for a package of ground beef. A memento from the grocery store left behind I guess. When the truck arrived at our new home, we found that the driver had brought along his five year old child. We weren’t expecting to have a small child to watch out for as part of the unloading process. Who would?

the seal was broken on the lid rendering it useless. Several chairs had nicks in the legs, and one even fell off. The crowning moment was when the guys put the bed-frame together and managed to swing it upwards, taking out the ceiling fixture in the process. To say by then that I’d had enough would definitely be an understatement. After filling out many forms and submitting pictures of the damages, we did get some reimbursement from the moving company. Anyway, we never used them again. Now, what does a professional, quality move look like? Three words: Todd’s Easy Moves. This is a local company that I have used for the third time now, and each experience has gone well: no problems, no worries. I’ve also recommended Todd’s to my friends, and those who have used Todd’s services have been equally pleased with the quality of their work. When their coordinator, Karen, gives you the time the truck will be there to start the move, you better listen. They will be pulling into your driveway on time and may be a few minutes early. For this latest move, Jessie, Grant, and Austin introduced themselves and then got busy. My job was to answer questions and mostly stay out of the way and let them do theirs. By lunch, they had finished the packing and had the truck loaded. They were at the new home shortly after their lunch break. They told me that they were going off the clock for lunch and when they’d be there to start the unloading. Again, they were there when they said they’d be. The entire move was smooth and wellmanaged. Todd’s teams are polite and maintain their professionalism throughout the entire moving experience.

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VO I C E A Story About New Beginnings – Part 2 By Wendee Goodman


ast month you were introduced to Julia Osterberg and learned that in less than one year Julia relocated to a neighborhood near the Forsyth/Davidson County line, married a pastor, began to blend two families with a total of five children, ranging in age from 7 years old to 12 years old, and is helping her husband start a new church just off Peters Creek Parkway. Considering the Children Before her husband proposed to Julia, he went to her parents and asked for their blessing. He also talked to his oldest daughter, telling her what he was considering. After getting the blessing of Julia’s parents and a green light from his oldest daughter, he proposed. Marriage was so much more than considering just what Julia wanted. Marriage meant bringing a person into her two daughters’ lives and a new home. She asked the question, “Would this person be a good step-parent and role model for my daughters?” The answer was “yes” and Julia and Scott were married July 21, 2012, in their new home surrounded by family and a few friends. While most wedding days are filled with flowers, decorations, caterers and all the trimmings, their wedding day focused on their commitment to one another and the blending of two families. Their wedding day was simple and meaningful, and Julia told me that it was fun for them, as well as for the entire family! Giving the Children Space Family life began and Julia decided the most important thing for her to do was to “step back” and let her new step-children come to her. She didn’t want to be pushy or invade their space; she simply wanted them to know that when they needed her, she would be there. She said she knew it would be easy to make mistakes if she was overly eager and she knew it was important to allow them time to adjust. Julia told me she “could go on for days” about all the blessings of having five children in her home. “The

children teach me in so many ways,” she says. “Each one of them is so different and each one brings a unique joy into the home.” I have had the opportunity to be around these five children and they are among the best behaved, respectful and joyful children I have ever met. I asked Julia, “What is the secret?” Listening to the Children Julia said the secret is spending time with each of the kids individually so they each know they are important. Both parents visit with each child, separately, in his or her room for at least a few minutes before bedtime each night. By staggering the kids’ bed times, they can accomplish this goal. During this time, they talk, read, play a game or do whatever the child chooses during his or her special time. Julia said, “Every night doesn’t go perfectly, but perfection is not the goal. The goal is to let each of the children know they are loved for who they are individually, even in the midst of a large family.” A New Story for Children Julia is the director of KidStory, the new children’s ministry at New Story Church. She said, “I love children so much and think kids should have a great time when they come to church.” New Story Church is a brand new church located at 1401 Trademart Blvd, just off Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem. New Story Church is very different from many churches. Julia suggested that people look at the website ( and see what New Story is about. This chapter of Julia’s life sounds chaotic and, well, it really is, but she said, “I am enjoying every single minute of it. I just feel really blessed with a great husband, five wonderful children and a children’s ministry filled with beautiful children – life is good!”

“Being a mom is one of the greatest joys in my life – I love it! Even on challenging days, it’s hard to be in a bad mood with seven people in the house.” --Julia Osterberg

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Many Triad residents might be surprised to find that Mabry Mill and Rocky Knob, popular destinations on the Blue Ridge Parkway, are just up HWY 52 near Fancy Gap, Virginia. March is a great time to set out on this very doable day trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Visitors can watch as spring unfolds in Appalachia, baby buds hinting of warm weather and blossoms to come. Rocky Knob and Mabry Mill

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picnic you can chose from several hikes: Black Ridge Trail - This 3.1 mile hike leaves from the Rocky Knob Visitors Center. It takes hikers across the parkway and to the top of a beautiful bald, Grassy Knob, and then back. Rocky Knob Picnic Loop - For ladies looking for a shorter jaunt, this 1 mile loop is just the ticket. After your post luncheon hike, head back down the parkway to Mabry Mill near Meadows of Dan, Virginia. This restored gristmill and sawmill is one of the most photographed structures on the parkway. At Mabry Mill you and the gals can tour the mill and exhibits on life in rural Appalachia. From May through October visitors can eat and shop at Mabry Mill Restaurant & Gift Shop.

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Keeping It All Together ... Or at Least in the Car

By Martie Emory

This morning I trekked out early to get my oil changed. But in order to leave my car for service, I had to remove a hefty pile of papers from the front seat, not to mention my lunch tote (full of everything, except anything related to lunch), more than one calendar, a couple of magazines, reading glasses, phone and assorted receipts. No doubt you know it well: the traveling desk. If I pick up my son from school he doesn’t even glance into the front seat any more – he just heads for the back. He knows better.

surely never made it to the calendar pages any way. So my daily to-do list seems to be chronicled on brightly colored squares, attached to larger pieces of paper, nestled nicely on the front seat.

Frightening enough is the fact that I may, at any given time, possess more than one calendar -- plus a smart phone -- and yes, I’ve tried to bond with the notepad app on my phone, I really have. However, I’m still partial to pen and paper. Every shiny new calendar tends to wind up covered with sticky notes and, soon enough, it’s just too much trouble to open the darn thing to see what’s written down. What’s penned on the sticky note

Truth is, my thoughts are well-organized; I’m a writer, a very fine personal assistant and a mom whose record for not forgetting necessary school items and permission slips is practically pristine. But my collection of scribbled-on pieces of paper on any given day is fodder for argument otherwise. They say that the memory begins to fade in 50-ish women embarking on a new life stage. It’s true. I need my friendly reminders front and center, preferably in large print. Pin it to the dashboard and I’m on top of it! Write it neatly into an executive calendar … and it’s no more than a nice thought with no sense of urgency. Do we women secretly love the chaos and uncertainty of a frantic pile of lists and reminders? Are we so conditioned to be prepared for any situation that we feel more secure with all our notes and agendas on the seat beside us? Personally, I blame brain overload and jam-packed schedules that don’t leave us much time for sitting at a tidy desk pondering our next move. So the journey of managing our daily lives continues -- one bright pink square at a time. What’s on my agenda for tomorrow? Let me rummage through the passenger side seat and I’ll get back to you. Better yet, I’ve made a pledge to dig out one of my many stylish tote bags tonight and politely slip all those papers and everyday essentials inside. Tomorrow I actually may be able to invite someone to ride in my car.

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Pink Heals

Local Firefighter Reaching Out to Women Cancer Survivors By Carolyn S. Peterson


people go a lifetime without finding a cause they are passionate about. But for Chuck Goins, a fire engineer for the past 14 years with the Winston-Salem Fire Department, he found his passion rather innocently when he was invited to an event to help women battling cancer. “One day when I was at a gym in High Point, a guy noticed I was wearing a fire department t-shirt and he began telling me about this group of firefighters who have a pink fire truck, as well as a pink police car, and they drive the truck and car to visit women battling cancer. The program is called ‘Pink Heals’ and I thought it sounded like a neat event, so I went and from that moment on, I knew this was a group that I wanted to be involved with, both locally and nationally,” recalled Chuck. That was a few years ago and Chuck’s passion has only grown, leading him to found his own chapter of the group, Guardians of the Ribbon-Triad, NC, here in Winston-Salem, NC.

To start his own chapter, Chuck needed a fire truck and a police car. Additionally, it is the group’s tradition to name the truck and car in honor of a woman battling cancer, but Chuck didn’t know anyone to name either one after. “We got a surplus fire truck and police car from the City of WinstonSalem. I wasn’t sure of a name, but on the bulletin board at my station, there was a note that said ‘Sofie is cancer free.’ I found out Sofie was a 5 year old who had cancer and was now cancer free. I contacted her family and asked if we could name the truck ‘Sofie’ and so that’s how the truck was named,” commented Chuck. But that left the pink police car yet to be named… On February 18th, the pink police car received the name ‘Whitney,’ honoring Whitney Ladd, a woman in Kernersville battling breast cancer. “Our home visits, like Whitney’s, are very special. We arrive with sirens and step off the truck ready to give flowers and hugs. We have merchandise like shirts and hats that we sell, plus we accept donations. All funds stay within in community to help women who have cancer,” said Chuck.

This summer Chuck is going to take Pink is More Than a Color, 18 days and travel the east coast leg of It Can Bring Healing… Guardians of the Ribbon-Triad, NC is a the national tour. “Pink Heals is near and dear to my heart. Although I non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization that didn’t know anyone with cancer when has a mission of raising awareness and I became involved with Pink Heals, the funds for individuals and families battling cancer within the Triad. Part of women we visit are the reason I continue on. Currently we the group’s outreach is At the heart have 35 members and would of being a the Pink Heals Tour, firefighter love to have more. When you is serving with firefighters and others. Each see the joy on the faces of the day they others dressed in pink put their lives women as the truck rolls up on the gear, driving pink fire line to save and they realize we are there ours. trucks and police cars in to honor them, you will do anything support of women and their battle you can for them,” Chuck commented. against all cancers. “The women I met when I went on the national Pink Heals Tour were strong and For more information call courageous, facing serious adversities, Chuck Goins at 336-918-0747 yet they were so brave. They inspired or visit me to bring Pink Heals to my Get additional info on Facebook community. I knew from the first home by searching Guardian of the visit I made that I wanted reach out to Ribbon Triad Pink Heals. women within the Triad,” Chuck said.

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An Irish Feast By Elisa D. Wallace and Emily Eileen Carter Many North Carolinians can trace their Irish roots to the surge of Scot-Irish immigrants who settled in the foothills and Blue Ridge Mountains in the 1700s. These settlers had a huge influence on Appalachian culture, most notably bluegrass music. Whether you have Irish ancestry or not, Saint Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate with our Irish cousins and honor their impact in our state. You can try out one of these Irish recipes to commemorate the occasion.

Irish Soda Bread

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Irish Potato & Chive Casserole

Irish Cabbage with Bacon

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2 Tbsp. sugar

1 cup of cider

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1 (12 ounce) package bacon

1 tsp. salt

2 carrots

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

1/4 cup bacon drippings

1 tsp. baking soda

2 onions

1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

4 Tbsp. butter


1/2 cup butter

1 small head cabbage, cored and finely chopped

1 cup raisins

1/2 cup of golden syrup/brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 ¾ cup buttermilk Directions 1. Preheat oven to 425F. Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. 2. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles a coarse meal. Add raisins. 3. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture. Add egg and buttermilk to the well. Mix until dough is too stiff to stir. 4. Dust hands with flour and knead dough in the bowl until it’s a rough ball. Transfer to a floured surface and knead into a loaf (be careful to not overknead). 5. Transfer dough to a lightly greased cast-iron skillet or a baking sheet. Using a serrated knife, score (cut into) top of dough about an inch and a half deep in an "X" shape. 6. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.

1 cup of cornflakes (optional) 4 teaspoon mustard Cloves Directions 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Boil water and cider, peppercorns, carrots, onions for approximately 3 hours, but do not overcook. When cooked, remove skin. 2. Mix mustard and golden syrup (or brown sugar) and ground cornflakes (if desired). Coat ham with this mixture. Stick cloves into ham. 3. Bake in the oven for half an hour (more if needed) to crisp.

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Faith. Courage. Perserverance. Three words that have defined Antoine Hood as a professional basketball player and his journey throughout life. Welcome to the back yard of a man who knows what it means to fight for his life and the dream placed in his heart.

By Chante Hood

Graduating from the Air Force Academy in 2006 after leading his basketball team to several victories, and being named one of the Academy’s Fifteen Greatest Players of all Time, bigger things were destined to take place. The journey began for this man of valor when he was first introduced to basketball at nine years old. Playing at the local youth centers and junior leagues, a foundation was laid for his future. As he continued to develop his love and passion for the game, things took an interesting turn when he woke up with a large mass on the side of his ear at age thirteen. Although no initial pain or discomfort was present, Hood’s parents took him to the Children’s Hospital where a biopsy determined that he had lymphoma. Time seemed to stand still as he received news that he would undergo chemotherapy, spinal taps, medication and a series of CT scans. As an adolescent with a yearning to just be normal again, something new was born through the battle he faced: hope. The days of playing outside and attending school activities were put on hold as he spent his time receiving treatment at the hospital. The choice that made the difference between life and death for Hood was his decision to speak scriptures from the Bible daily. Hearing words of encouragement in the passages enabled him to keep a smile on his face and receive the gift of faith that carried him through. As a result of his

childlike faith that allowed him to believe that he would be healed, he received this miracle from the hand of God after eight months of continuous treatment. Entering the world of high school with his gift of faith, Hood wanted to show the skills he had mastered through the years on the court. Although he had great intentions and a strong will, he spent his days as a professional bench warmer until his senior year, when he started every game. Triumphs soon followed as he maximized the opportunity on a team that ranked Top Ten in the state, as well as an individual player rank of 72. Upon graduating high school, he decided to challenge himself and attend one of the top schools in the country: the Air Force Academy. During his tenure at the Academy, their basketball team won the most games since 1950 and continued to boast a winning season his sophomore, junior, and senior year. These winnings brought them to the NCAA tournament and allowed Hood to set a record of receiving the Bob Spear award twice, an award given to basketball players who have demonstrated excellence in athletics, academics and military performance. Life continued to show silver linings toward his aspirations to play professional ball when he received an invitation for training camp for the Denver Nuggets. Upon being offered a contract after playing the entire pre-season with them, duty called for the completion his service commitment with the Air Force. The devastation and disappointment shook him to his core as he contemplated where this would lead him. Realizing the difficulty of fulfilling his obligation and his dream did not stop Hood from training on and off the court. He developed a daily routine of getting up at 4:00 am to run through a gauntlet of drills in the gym, and he managed to keep hope alive in anticipation of a future opportunity. As each day came and went, the expectation for a chance to play intensified. Knowing that he had to serve his country and somehow keep his dream alive, he purposed it in his heart to remain faithful and pray for his next big break. The long awaited break arrived for the second time, but with strings attached. He was given an opportunity to play in the Development League for the Colorado 14r’s; however other clauses in his Air Force commitment contract withheld the chance for him to receive the call-up to the NBA that he desperately longed for. With each passing year feeling like sand in his hand, Hood walked in and out of

be a greater plan in store for him and the journey he had embarked upon.

doors that held the keys to the reality he worked toward. Realizing that time was against him, he opted to join the Reserves so that he could still fulfill the remainder of his commitment, in addition to freeing up his schedule to tend to matters on the court. Sealing the deal to become an official Reservist, there was a light at the end of the tunnel when he was invited to work out with the Miami Heat. After impressing coaches and receiving outstanding player ratings, the opportunity ended as quickly as it came when the team decided to go a different direction. Although all hope seemed dashed in that moment, Hood battled the odds around him that said he should “just give up.” It was clear to him in these moments that there had to

After spending years without hearing from any teams, fate led him down a different path where he could further develop off the court: marriage. After deciding to settle down, start a family, and enter the corporate world, Hood was given a second wind to play overseas for the Czech Republic, in addition to a team in Venezuela. Upon completing the season overseas and realizing that the chance to play stateside was slim to none, he decided to return to his family and the familiar silence of receiving no team interest. Little did Hood know that he would be presented with an exclusive opportunity to share his extraordinary story with the world. Long time friend and independent film graduate from NYU, Ryan Johnson, expressed a sincere interest in filming a documentary that would depict Hood’s journey of chasing his dream. Considering Hood’s unique experience and the longevity of the revolving door that never seemed to close, it was agreed that the world

needed to know that “Dreams Don’t Die.” This amazing documentary would share the innermost details of a man who experienced the grit and grind of the road less traveled for a passion beating in his heart. The details of this documentary continue to build, as emotions intensified when Hood received a call last December from the coach of the San Antonio Spurs offering a contract. A celebration was heard, a victory was charted and a breath of fresh air was breathed in. The trek to reach this point was achieved, but it was also short-lived. Hood was released due to a complete roster and once again on the road of hope against hope. Ready to prove to the world that holding on to dreams creates new possibilities, Hood awaits for the completion of his story that will reveal that no one’s journey is over until they give up. Tune in next month for the story of Chante Hood, Antoine Hood’s wife, as she expresses living this story through her eyes. March 2013

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Making Plans for the Summer By Denise Heidel For kids, the end of the school year means three months of summer fun. For parents, it’s an annual dilemma of “What will we do with the kids?” “How can I keep them stimulated?” “How will I keep them from being bored all summer?” “Where can they go all day?” Summer camps are a lifeline for many parents each year as they provide adult-supervised activities for children that help keep them busy, social, and stimulated. Each year, Forsyth Family magazine publishes a Summer Camp Directory to help parents find local day and overnight camps that will help their children stay busy, productive, and engaged during the hiatus from school. This year, on March 10th, Forsyth

Family will host the first Forsyth Family’s Summer Camp Expo, sponsored by the YMCA, to complement our annual Summer Camp Directory. Make plans to visit us at the BB&T Ballpark’s Womble Carlyle Club between 1 and 4 PM on March 10th to personally meet with those who offer summer camp programs or offer products and services geared towards families! We’re giving away tote bags to the first 100 families who come! Summer is a magical time and the opportunity to make memories that last a lifetime. Give your children the memories of summer camp and the enrichment, stimulation, and opportunities you enjoyed, too!

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Salem College Director of Student Professional Development Esther Gonzalez-Freeman and Salem College Director of Student Activities Brooke Barber were both recently awarded American College Personnel Association’s (ACPA) Freshmaker Awards for their work on the new Salem Firsts program. The Salem Firsts program is a joint program between the Office of Student Activities and the Office of Student Professional Development designed to connect first generation students and their families with the information and resources needed to successfully transition into collegiate life at Salem. The Freshmaker Award honors college professionals for fresh or new perspectives, high levels of participation and contribution to the field. Both women were also selected as "Best of North Carolina College Personnel Association (NCCPA) 2012" for their presentation on first-generation students at the 2012 state convention in October. Brooke Barber Esther Gonzalez-Freeman Originally from New Jersey, Gonzalez-Freeman is a first-generation college graduate with a BA in political science from The College of New Jersey and an MS in leadership and business ethics from Duquesne University (PA). She has worked in the field of education, focusing on higher education equity and access, for the last 11 years. Before coming to Salem, she held positions at several institutions, including Lehigh University (PA), where she served as the Director of Diversity Recruitment. A Charlotte native, Barber is a 2002 graduate of Salem College with a degree in communication. Before returning to Salem in 2008 as Director of Student Activities, her professional experiences included event planning and mentoring high school youth in Huntington Beach, CA, and Charlotte. Barber is an active member of the National Orientation Director Association and the American College Personnel Association. She is currently pursuing a Master of education degree in student personnel administration in higher education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The American Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) announced today that it has selected Sally Anne Irvin of Winston-Salem, NC, to serve as the new Public Member for the Board of Directors. “The public member serves an invaluable role on the Board as the voice of the general consumer,” Dottie Roberts, MSN, MACI, RN, CMSRN, OCNS-C, ABSNC President, said. “Sally brings unique experience and insight to this position and we are excited to add her knowledge to the ABSNC leadership.” The Public Member champions the perspective of the healthcare consumer in decisions made by the ABSNC Board of Directors. Specialty nursing certification serves the general public, the nursing profession and the specialty. Public input broadens the perspective of certifying organizations and helps focus attention on consumer concerns as they relate to quality, cost effectiveness and access to care. The individual filling this position must have the ability to communicate and listen effectively, view specialty nursing certification as a means to protect the public and generally be interested in healthcare as it relates to the protection of the public. ABSNC also requires that the public member is not a registered nurse (RN) or involved in healthcare in any way to ensure that there is no conflict of interest. “Sally brings her many strengths to the table, not the least of which is a passion for advocacy and making a difference,” Shelly Cannon, BSN, RN, CPAN, Chair of the ABNS Nominations and Elections Committee, said. “She is a consumer in the healthcare/hospital systems and has a special place in her heart for nurses, and she would like for all nurses to earn certification.” Irvin currently serves as the Associate Director for Faculty and Technology Services and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Wake Forest University School of Law where she was previously Associate Director of Educational Technology, among a variety of other positions. Irvin has received distinguished degrees in the fields of law, education and library science, including a Juris Doctor (JD) from the Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, FL, a Master’s of Arts in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida, a Master’s of Educational Technology from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Stetson University. “This is an exciting opportunity for me to work with a group of dedicated individuals and organizations looking to protect the public and advance the nursing profession with professional certification,” Irvin said. She has been involved in numerous professional and community-based organizations, including WomenHeart and the American Heart Association. Irvin will begin her term on July 1, 2013, and she will serve a three-year term. Currently ABSNC accredits 60 certification programs from 18 specialty nursing certification organizations. For more information about ABSNC and its accreditation standards, please visit and click on Accreditation or contact Bonnie Niebuhr, ABNSC CEO at or call (303) 995-9172.

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The og Park is Coming! By Chuck Houska, Claudia Page, and Dan Greer, members of the Dog Park at Tanglewood Fundraising Committee

community made both monetary and in-kind donations of advertising space, magazine articles, graphic design, posters, signs, facilities, raffle prizes, food and beverage. Many others purchased engraved bricks honoring their pets and close friends to be placed at the park entrance. These bricks helped make a difference in realizing our fundraising goal. Still others sent checks to the Forsyth Humane Society, The WinstonSalem Foundation and the Dog Park at Tanglewood. For all practical purposes, the work of the Dog Park at Tanglewood Committee is done. We have our funds.

hat began as an idea in 2009 is finally coming to fruition. During the last several weeks, dog owners and supporters of the Dog Park at Tanglewood have seen the park’s construction begin. The dog park will be open this spring.


Davie Construction Co., along with Allen Geomatics, Sparks Grading, Stanleyville Paving, Bodenheimer Plumbing, Salem Fence, Clemmons Concrete and T and T Farms will be installing storm water controls, grading the site for a ninety-space gravel parking lot, running a water line for the drinking fountains, installing the fencing and gates, pouring the concrete entrance, installing the water fountains and laying the brick pavers. They are building a park design donated by Stimmel and Associates. It’s coming! It’s coming because our community said that they wanted a dog park and they wanted to see it built at Tanglewood Park. Members of our community volunteered many hours of their time, helped spread the word and donated money. They talked to their friends, neighbors, employers, government leaders, business owners, civic groups, foundations and whoever would listen to them. They told all of these people that the dog park would get built if they had their help. The Forsyth Humane Society and the Winston-Salem Foundation jumped on the bandwagon early and saw that building a dog park in southwest Forsyth County would not only be

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a good place for dogs to exercise and socialize, but a place for people to gather as well. The Village of Clemmons saw the dog park as an amenity that residents would find appealing. Vulcan Materials said that they would help. Over 1,000 dogs and their owners came out to Tanglewood Park to see the site where the dog park was to be built. Four hundred dog owners paid to attend a fundraising event at WinMock last February and that same night Lowes Foods and Purina both made major donations to the effort. One woman wrote a very large check to help with the park’s funding with the remark, “I can do it, so why not?” She later wrote another check. Our veterinary community of doctors, kennels, pet stores and grooming services all made very significant donations. The business

The Dog Park Committee hopes the construction that started in late January will be completed by late April. On Sunday, May 5, the group is planning a Dog Park Dedication Party from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Admission to the new Dog Park will be free with a supply item (Purina Dog or Puppy Chow, Purina Cat or Kitten Chow, clumping Cat Litter, Bleach, or Paper Towels) to be donated to the Humane Societies of Forsyth and Davie Counties. Donor booths and a variety of food will be available. The goal of the party is two-fold: to thank the Dog Park sponsors and to help both the Forsyth and Davie Humane Societies supply their shelters. When the park opens, we will have a place to take our dogs to run off-leash. Thank you Forsyth, Davie and Davidson County residents! You wanted a dog park, you raised the money to build the dog park and soon we will all enjoy the Dog Park at Tanglewood.

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If I tear up a gravel road in a beat up four wheel drive, Raise a little too much hell on a small town Friday night, Don’t shake your head and say, “You know, that boy he just ain’t right.” You’ll see – that’s just the Carolina in me. -Jon Montgomery


ocal musician Jon Montgomery has a lot of “Carolina” in him. He says that is what keeps him “young, crazy, wild and free.” As a college student, he is certainly not an old man, but he has done some living. He writes and sings about some of the same subjects and themes that the traditional country music legends have for decades – love, partying, cars and the south – but with his own young-at-heart style that is still to be tempered by life. A self-taught guitarist and vocalist, Jon has been around music as long as he can remember. His uncle plays several stringed instruments and his aunt was a contemporary Christian artist, so music was a part of his family heritage. At age fifteen, his mom gave him his first guitar and, like any self-respecting 21st century kid might do, he went online to learn chords. Soon he was playing along with songs on the airwaves and knew he had found his passion. He hopes to incorporate some formal training into his schedule at some point, which is already packed full with music, school work and swinging clubs on the Guilford College golf team. Growing up in the small Piedmont town of Germanton, Jon’s music is supported by folks from this area. He often plays at a fun local venue called Second & Green Tavern in downtown Winston-Salem, where he is quickly gaining a following, as well as anywhere he has his guitar handy. A graduate of South Stokes High School, Jon currently attends Guilford College. While living in Greensboro, he has come under the influence of local musicians Chris Lane and Jody Lee Petty of Honeysuckle Ridge, a local

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country/rock band that is rapidly moving into the big-time of Nashville. They are a talented, diverse group of musicians who have a sound that is all their own. Jon knows that he is not the same musician as his mentors, the Avett Brothers, Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan or Florida Georgia Line, but he is coming into his own musical identity. While Jon has stayed local and is going the route of higher education, his musical partner and inspiration has gone another path. Josh Noah, Jon’s high school buddy and best friend, is also his “other half,” musically speaking. Josh is currently serving our country as a member of the United States Navy, but every time he is home, he and Jon get together and work on their music. Recently they recorded a demo that Jon’s father is using to introduce him to local bars in the area. So keep your ears open for this local talent and check out his You Tube videos at JonMontgomerymusic1. He can also be found on Facebook (of course!). See Jon live at Muddy Creek Café in Bethania Mill on Friday, March 29, 2013!

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icole Smith’s self-described hardheaded nature may have saved her life. At 28, she was diagnosed with what most people that age think of an “old person’s disease,” she said – breast cancer. In January 2001, Smith and her husband began fertility treatments. In March, she found the lump. Her fertility specialist believed it to be related to her menstrual period and did not take Smith’s alarm seriously due to her young age. “At 28, no insurance company will approve a mammogram,” Smith said. “That was not a way to catch my cancer.” So Smith insisted on seeing a surgeon who immediately sensed her alarm. “That was April 15. On April 17, he called me, and I was told that I did in fact have cancer, and on April 27, I was in surgery. ” Smith’s treatment lasted until September 25 of that year, and she has since been in remission. Smith stressed that her doctor at Regional Cancer Center in Greensboro, NC, made her journey through treatment a better experience. “You have to be able to trust the people who are treating you and really feel like they care about you, not just as a patient, but as a person,” she said. During her treatment, Smith only took one sick day from work. “I needed a place to go during the day so I could

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pretend I was still normal” Smith said. Her mother provided a strong support system during the worst days of her chemo. Smith’s husband picked up the slack around the household, taking care of chores and cooking. Smith also said her best friend was “awesome” throughout her treatment period. “She was a stay-at-home mom at the time. I would call her during the chemo and tell her I was craving a specific food, and she would pack her kid up in a car seat, no questions asked,” Smith said. Since being in remission, Smith has helped other women, mainly family friends and coworkers, through breast cancer as someone they could come to with any question. But Smith wants to do even more to help and reach as many people as possible. As a Face for the Northwest NC Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, Smith hopes her story will reach and influence individuals throughout the region. “I think the message I bring – the age I was diagnosed – is important because people think it’s an old woman’s disease and it’s not,” Smith said. “I have a great story to get out there, and with Komen’s backing, the number of people I can reach is endless.”

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is a relationship between two or more people who hold mutual affection for each other. Heather Matkowsky, a veteran of our Move It And Lose It first challenge, is a success story in getting by with a little help from her friends. “I never heard of the program until two of my friends saw the ad in Forsyth Woman and brought it to my attention. We’d always talked, or rather complained about things together - we want to have more energy, we want to lose weight, we want something different. When a couple of my friends went to Forsyth Woman’s Girls Nite Out and signed up for the Move It And Lose It Challenge, I wasn’t going to be left behind. I called the next day and signed up for the program. I have been through all three challenges and now as an assistant to April Hartsook, I have gone from dreading going to a work out by myself, to looking forward to group trainings.”

Heather’s success is not just body but also mind, “When you make the commitment to change, to want different and do different, it affects every aspect of your life. Sure your eating changes, and you start going to scheduled workouts, but you find that your attitude changes with it. You start to treat people in your life differently, friends and strangers. The best part to me is my circle of friends has widened with every challenge, we not only workout together but we support each other through email, text and phone calls. Some of us even grocery shop together.” Move It and Lose It Challenges you to change your life, with your buddy. The workouts are designed for all fitness levels, and with the added incentive of BYOB, Bring Your Own Buddy, you are giving the gift of wellness to not just yourself but your buddy as well. Our Challenge is not about a number on the scale, it’s about changing your attitude while losing inches. Heather puts it perfectly, “After working out with April for a while I needed a pair of shorts. All my life I’ve been considered the ‘fat girl,’ naturally I shop in the Plus Size department. This time, the woman in the department looked at me and asked what I was doing there. It didn’t register, so I told her I was looking for shorts. She told me I was in the WRONG department, that Women’s was downstairs! I knew then that I’d changed my life, and now as April’s assistant I am ready to give back. Where does Heather see herself in 5 years? “I’m committed to this journey. I see myself on the path of running a marathon and becoming a Personal Trainer. I want to give back what April has given to me - the courage to start, the perseverance to continue, and the desire to never give up. There are so many people out there that sit in the place I was, I want to tell them, ‘Take that first step for yourself, because you are worth it.” The "Want Different...Do Different"® movement is sweeping the country ...Join April as she shares her Fitness Philanthropy with Forsyth Woman Magazine and the Buddy challenge. Forsyth Woman’s website and April Hartsook, Personal Trainer’s website



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Jill from Salem College Dear Fans and Friends, Twice a year the barn where I reside has the local college “home show” for the Wake Forest University and Salem College dressage teams. It’s like a “home game” in that the other schools are the visiting teams. At last fall’s home show, the atmosphere was electric. The riders were smartly dressed in their show coats, pants and tall black riding boots, we horses were groomed to perfection and the flattery was flying fast and furious. “Your coat is surely the shiniest it’s ever been, Beauty!” “I love what they did with your mane and tail, Jack.” “Dilbert, I’ve never seen you so radiant, even your teeth…well, never mind about your teeth…” The college horse shows are grouped into beginner levels for the most junior of riders and higher levels for the more advanced equestrians. The names of the home team’s horses are put into a hat and drawn out by the riders – you ride the horse whose name you draw. Mr. Cool, Tabby, Dodger and I are usually in a beginner group, which has several advantages: we have to exert minimal effort and can usually get away with whatever we want since the riders are mostly feeble rookies. At last fall’s show, my first round was uneventful. The rider was a pleasant girl from a visiting school who gave me a peppermint afterward (a nice gesture, but I wasn’t the one scoring her performance – based on where she placed, she should have given the peppermint to the judge). However, for the afternoon round, I smiled broadly when I saw the rider heading toward me. The vast majority of college equestrians are female – there is a distinct shortage of male riders, and we can go many, many years with all-estrogen teams. But this year, a local freshman named Sherman had decided to saddle up. Now, Sherman was a nice enough fellow, but I figured he wasn’t long for the equestrian world. Ultimately, though, we developed a rapport as we got to know each other (I think it’s called “male bonding” or some such twaddle).

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The nerve! I whinnied for Marjorie, my field sparrow friend, and explained what I had overheard. Off she flew to put a plan in place with Tabby, Mr. Cool and Dodger. And not a moment too soon, as the announcer was calling the first rider in Sherman’s class. That rider was one of the girls previously slandering Sherman, and she was aboard Mr. Cool. They looked quite smart as they approached the starting point and saluted the judge. Then, despite kicking, cropping, spurring, whining, pleading and so on, Mr. Cool did not budge an inch, and the rider was dismissed from the ring. Next was Tabby who, in accordance with the plan, made sure that every time she was supposed to walk, she trotted – and every time she was supposed to trot, she cantered. That rider finished the test a little stunned, whining bitterly about how she “never gets a good horse!” After that, Dodger was up and, instead of trotting the required 20 meter circle and moving on, he simply continued circling, over and over again, until the doomed girl became so dizzy she fell off and had to be assisted from the arena. Finally, it was Sherman’s turn. I gave him a little wink as he hopped in the saddle, and away we went. With a little help from me (well, a lot of help actually, but guys have to stick together), Sherman rode like a champ and finished to a Bieber-fever-worthy celebration from his female teammates. Of course, the spontaneity of that celebration spooked me into a gallop around the ring that almost unseated him, but we called it a victory lap, and all was put to rights when the blue ribbon was awarded. Yes, the fall home show was quite a success, and all the horses at the barn wish the Wake Forest and Salem riders GOOD LUCK at the spring home show!

Love from the pasture,

Samantha from Wake Forest University *Raven is owned by Michelle Hargreaves at Hidden K Stables and leased by Kim Beane.

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CALENDAR of Upcoming Events MARCH 2013

MARCH 1ST, 8TH & 15TH CUB SCOUT CAMP-INS 5pm-9am, SciWorks. Include activities pertaining to scout requirements and a chance to view a planetarium show or Science Discovery program. 714.7105


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

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SPRING CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE BY M.O.M. 8am-1pm, Union Grove Baptist Church, 2295 Union Grove Rd in Lexington. Great selection of gently used children's clothes, shoes, toys, books, maternity clothes, baby gear and more! Wendy, UNSPEAKABLE JOY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE 8:30am-4:30pm, Pinedale Christian Church. Join us in bringing hope, encouragement and joy to women through Christ's love. Featuring Proverbs 31 Speakers and Writers, Luann Prater and Suzie Eller. Radio personality and humorist, Carol Davis, from 106.9 The Light, Dallas Paetzold, author of Feasts of Faith, Artist, Betty Shoopman and musical worship led by the Sisters. Cost: $12. 414.6865. 3RD ANNUAL ART SHOW AND SALE BENEFITING MEALS-ON-WHEELS 10am-5pm, Senior Services Center, 2895 Shorefair Dr in W-S. Top-flight area artists will display and sell their work for Meals-on-Wheels. Proceeds will provide nutritious food for the homebound elderly. A variety of media at all price levels will be available for purchase one day only! 721.6908. JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION’S HOPE GALA 5:30pm, Benton Convention Center. Formal dinner/auction event that raises funds for diabetes research. Our Honoree is Kelly King, CEO of BB&T. 373.1768.

MARCH 2-30 MARCH PINE NEEDLE SALE 8am-3pm, St. John's Lutheran Church. Clean, quality pine needles will be sold by the St. John’s Lutheran Youth Group. Youth will be available to sell, load and spread pine needles if desired. Drivers available for delivery to your home or business. 725.1651 ext. 403.

MARCH 4TH, 11TH & 18TH SIMPLY CIRCLE Simply Circle is a community based circle-time program, led by a speech-language pathologist, that offers age and language-based songs and activities for children ages two to five. Advance registration required.

MARCH 8-10 WINSTON-SALEM FESTIVAL BALLET PRESENTS “ANGELS IN OUR MIDST” 8-9:30pm, Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 North Spruce St. An extraordinary ballet exploring the impact and presence of the guardians in our lives. Cost: $23.50 for general admission; $20/children, students and seniors; $10 student rush. 747.1414.

MARCH 9 BETHLEHEM PRESCHOOL CHILDREN’S CLOTHING AND CONSIGNMENT SALE 8am-1pm, Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Advance. Stock up on your kids’ clothing for spring and summer plus Easter outfits and summertime gear. Baby furniture and equipment, books, toys, bedding, and maternity will also be on sale. Cash or checks only for the sale. All proceeds will support our preschool program. 998.6820.

COUGAR CHALLENGE 5K AND FUN RUN 8:30-11:30am, Tanglewood Park. Meet at Shelter #2 in Tanglewood Park. This is a community event, fun for the whole family! Monies raised will support the ministry that is Calvary Baptist Day School. Cost: $15 for fun run; $35 for 5K. 714.5526. 4TH ANNUAL FEED STOKES 5K 8:30am-12pm, Recreation Acres/King Senior Center in King. Proceeds benefit King Outreach Ministry. Please bring three nonperishable food items for KOM’s food pantry. Register at 608.9049. SEUSSIBRATION 10am-2pm, Children’s Museum of WS. Make fun crafts, get your face painted, play games, listen to silly Seuss stories and even meet the Cat in the Hat! Program is free with museum admission.

MARCH 12 GIRLS' NIGHT OUT 5 pm…until! Jeffrey Adams on Fourth, 321 West Fourth Street. Grab a friend, neighbor, co-worker, mother, sister, SOMEBODY and have a much need Girls’ Night Out. Also, register for TONS of prizes and giveaways! Sponsored by Jeffrey Adams on Fourth and Forsyth Woman Magazine.

MARCH 14-16 GLENN VIEW BAPTIST PRESCHOOL CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE 9am-2pm & 4-7pm (Th. & F.); 8am-12pm (Sat.), 4275 Glenn Hi Road. Large selection of children's spring and summer clothes, toys, games, books and furniture. Many items half-price on Saturday. 788.2569.

MARCH 15 DISCOUNT FRIDAY NIGHT 4-8pm, Children’s Museum of W-S. Museum admission is reduced to just $3 per person. 4TH ANNUAL “ZESTY” ZUMBATHON CHARITY EVENT FOR THE ENRICHMENT CENTER 7-9:30pm, Salem College’s Bryant Hall, 711 Salem Ave. This special fundraiser will feature 2.5 hours of non-stop Latin-dance fitness led by eight local licensed Zumba instructors. Will also feature door prizes, refreshments and a vendor hop. Cost: Online: $10/individual; $8/groups of 10 or more. Purchase online tickets at At the door: $15/13 and up; $5/12 and under. 837.6828.

MARCH 15-16 HOPEWELL MORAVIAN CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE 9am-1pm, Hopewell Moravian Church, 701 Hopewell Church Rd. Spring and summer children's clothes, toys, books, furniture and a whole lot more! All consigning volunteers will receive an extra 10% off. 769.2599.

MARCH 15TH, 17TH & 19TH THE BARBER OF SEVILLE AT PIEDMONT OPERA 8pm (15th); 2pm (17th); 7:30pm (19th), Stevens Center of the UNCSA. Barber by day, matchmaker by night, Figaro puts his wiles to work as he aids the Count in wooing the beautiful Rosina. This riotous musical comedy is one of the most popular in the operatic repertoire. Tickets begin at $15. Call 725.7101 or for ticket information.

MARCH 16 ST. LEO SCHOOL 5K/10K ROAD RACE AND FUN RUN 8-11:30am, St. Leo School, 333 Springdale Road. USATF certified 5K and 10K courses offered. Leprechauns will make their annual appearance spreading Irish cheer and giving you a chance to earn chances for door prizes as you go. 406.9792. LASER SHOWS IN THE PLANETARIUM 6:30-9pm, SciWorks. Doors open 30 minutes before the first show, and seating is first come, first served. No advance sales. 6:30pm REM & 8pm Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Cost: $6/person per show or enjoy both shows for just $10/person. 767.6730.



KIDS’ MORNING OUT 10am-12pm, Salem Gymnastics Sports Center, 4870 Country Club Rd. Grab a friend and the kids for a morning of fun! Come see all Salem Gymnastics has to offer with a variety of individual activity stations. And, as always, each adult receives four tickets for our fabulous prize board drawings! 765.4668

TWO PAINTY LADIES Angelina's Tea Shoppe, 125 S. Stratford Road. Tea and Talent at Angelina’s Tea Shoppe. Enjoy paintings by Rose Ann Wade and Laura A. Reynolds. Reception February 9th from 2-4pm. 768.4112

MARCH 19 SCIENCE CAFÉ 7-10pm, Fox and Hound Restaurant. Dr. Franklin Watkins, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at WF School of Medicine, will be speaking about updates in geriatrics and giving tips for successful aging. 767.6730.

MARCH 20 CREEK WEEK’S OPERATION MEDICINE DROP 9am-2pm, LJVM Coliseum parking lot. If you're an early bird spring cleaner and have some expired or unused medication to rid yourself of, drop it off and we'll take care of disposing it safely, without harm to our environment! 704.679.9494. RAISED BED GARDENING 11am-12pm, Arboretum at Tanglewood Park. Mary Jac Brennan, Extension AgentCommunity Gardens, will discuss the benefits of garden beds built on top of your native soil to plant anything from herbs and vegetables to perennials and shrubs. 703.2850.

MARCH 21 LADIES NIGHT 5-8pm, Ivy Arch. This event will coincide with our March Pandora Bracelet Giveaway. Our Pandora sales representative will be available to offer her expertise. New Vera Bradley summer patterns will launch that day and Leslie Emerick will be here to help make your selections. PNC Bank will be represented and will provide wine & cheese.

MARCH 22 8TH ANNUAL ARTS FEST FOR THE COMMUNITY 5-9:30pm, Meadowlark Middle School. More than 50 fine arts vendors, MMS Jazz band, Mr. Microphone, Sugar Creek Farms, art interactives, performance art, Krankies Coffee, Ci Cis', etc.

MARCH 23 MOA TURNS 50 – A BIRTHDAY PARTY & FAMILY DAY 12-4pm, Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University. This exciting event for all ages will feature birthday cake, Chinese dance performances and crafts activities from cultures around the world as the museum celebrates its 50th birthday. 758.5282. EASTER FESTIVAL 1-3pm, Lewisville Town Square. Activities will include display vehicles, inflatable bounce houses, games, magic shows, Easter egg hunt and food for sale. A donation of two cans of food is appreciated. Companies and people interested in sponsoring the event may contact Ben Sessions at 766.2880.

MARCH 28-JUNE 13 HEARTSTRINGS PREGNANCY & INFANT LOSS SUPPORT GROUPS 6-7:30pm, The Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane. Open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby from conception to one year of age. Participants will learn about the emotions of grief, grief’s impact on relationships with family and friends, ways to memorialize their babies and ways to nurture themselves. The group consists of eight sessions that meet during a 12-week time period. Cost is free, but pre-registration is required. 681.1791.

NOW THROUGH MARCH 31 MTHS HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS Mount Tabor High School. Do you know of someone who has made significant contributions to MTHS? The PTA and Administration of MTHS established the Spartan Hall of Fame to recognize and honor individuals whose outstanding contributions have enriched the academic, artistic and athletic programs and brought honor to the school through their leadership, character, achievement and service. The nomination form can be found at 577.0543.

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

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

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

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

WEDNESDAYS HULA HOOP CARDIO CLASS 6:30-7:30pm, Women's Wellness Fitness Center, 690 Jonestown Rd. Hula hoop cardio class for women and girls ages 9 and up. Enjoy hooping with weighted hoops, high and low impact cardio, yoga/pilates type stretching and more. Burn hundreds of calories in an hour. Hoops provided and available for purchase. Beginners welcome! $10/class; $35/month. 414.5316.

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


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n a o R l o r a C with Kelly Melang always gets the last word with the Women of Winston! The Last Word caught up with Carol Roan, President of Winston-Salem Writers. A professional stage presence since the age of 18, Carol developed methods for teaching communication with an audience. Author of four books and co-author of three anthologies, Carol teaches voice and stage presence in the local area. 1. What brought you to Winston-Salem and to Winston-Salem Writers? “I moved to Winston-Salem to be closer to family in the area. I was researching the area and what drew me here was the growing writing community. Press 53, a local publisher, was building their titles, and we had several published writers teaching at local colleges. I became president of Winston-Salem Writers with a little arm twisting; you have to be nominated by the Board. I knew I was great at project management, but terrible as a president. Turns out that the role of President is just a series of managing projects.”

2. What advice would you give younger women? “Start young. Writing is open to women more than it ever was. Be open to opportunities. I’d tell them to start early, think outside the box, don’t categorize yourself. And by all means, trust your creativity.” 3. What is your greatest obstacle in business as a woman? “Women tend to get categorized in writing – very few are considered writers of serious literary fiction. If you take a look at the New York Times Best Seller list, you will see more male names than female names. The good news is that I see the pendulum swinging the other way. 4. What sets you apart from other women? “I think my belief in creativity. Creativity is a part of the soul. When you block your creative process, you are blocking your soul. I’ve seen many people make their lives miserable by not letting themselves be creative or not believing in their own creativity. 5. Where do you see women in five years? “I like to see continued growth of women in serious literary fiction. I’d also love to see the growth of southern writers. I’d really love for young women to see the history of their mothers and grandmothers, their sacrifices, and let that give them the energy to forge ahead. To let their voices be heard.”

6. If you could nominate one woman for President, who would it be? “I thought long and hard about this one. I’d have to say Shirley Deane. She’s local to Winston-Salem, 84 years old, and her memoir, An Unreasonable Woman, published by our local Press 53, is an amazing read. Shirley is brave – she’s never backed down from a challenge. She wrote, ‘Who’s Who’s of Black South Africa’ during the Apartheid years. She’s intelligent, always questioning rather than accepting. And she’s generous. Many things she’s done are on behalf of others. That’s what we need in leaders – a thinking person, creative, and brave.” 7. What do you see as your legacy? “I’ve always seen myself as a teacher. I love teaching. I hope I am that facilitator that opens paths for other people, paths that they thought were formerly closed to them.” 8. What is your guilty pleasure? “Oh, my goodness, chocolate. You would not believe the amount of chocolate I receive on special occasions. But I’m good about limiting myself. There’s nothing better than looking in your cabinets and wondering which box of chocolate you’ll raid that day!”




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