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Burnings, Beatings, and Starvation: Acclaimed Actor to Share His Domestic Violence Survival Story on October 11 in Winston-Salem By Karen Jarvis


ictor Rivers vividly remembers one of the early beatings at the hands of his father. Just barely over one year old and sitting in a high chair, Victor was slapped so hard by his father that he and the chair were pummeled to the floor. It would be years later via a dream when he recalled that early incident, which was confirmed by his mother. And for 15 years he, along with his mother and four siblings, were ravaged by domestic violence at the hands of a father and husband. Rivers, now a prominent domestic violence activist and an L.A.-based actor, describes his situation as torture. By the age of 12 in 1967, he garnered enough courage to go to the local police department for help. He disrobed, showed them the cuts, bruises, burns and welts covering his body. “That’s what my father’s been doing to me, my other siblings and my mother,” he told them. “Now go to my house and arrest him and get him out of there for good.” Though the officers were horrified, they told the boy there was little they could do. It was, they said, a “private family matter.” Victor’s biography, “A Private Family Matter,” chronicles his life of domestic violence in a time of apathy and later his salvation at the hands of a community that came together for him. “I am a product of a community coming together. I’m the child the village raised. I’m that kid that was taken in by my high school, and given seven homes to live in at a time I was 15 ½, 6’2”, over 200 pounds, and a gang member,” said Rivers. “They were able to transform this homicidal, suicidal kid into the president of his senior class, captain of the football team who later earned a full scholarship to Florida State University to play football.” Rivers will tell his gut-wrenching story during “Home Free,” the first annual

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benefit luncheon to end domestic violence that will take place on October 11, 2012, at Bridger Field House in Winston-Salem. Family Services, Inc., and the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina are partnering to raise awareness of the problem of domestic violence in Forsyth County. “Sadly, Victor’s story is not unusual and he’s not alone,” said Iris Sunshine, executive director of the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina. “While so much has dramatically changed regarding how police and communities identify and assist victims of domestic violence, it remains the most underreported crime in America, what is often called the ‘Quiet Crime.’” Although October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, the two organizations work tirelessly year-round offering services to both the victim and the offender in hopes of breaking the cycle of abuse before it escalates to a point of no return. Some of the services include a 24-hour domestic violence hotline, a domestic violence shelter for women and children, counseling services for victims and Safe on Seven, an innovative “one-stop shop” where victims can file for a Domestic Violence Protective Order and receive information about available services. Recommendations to the court are also made to ensure the safety of children exposed to domestic violence. “Every child deserves the opportunity to grow up in a home free of violence,” said Al Renna, president & CEO Family Services, Inc. “Your neighbors, your children’s friends, your co-workers may be one of those silent victims. Without education and intervention by all of us more than twothirds of children exposed to violence in the home will repeat what they have learned and become involved in abusive relationships themselves as adults.”

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While awareness and services have increased, so have the number of domestic violence calls in Forsyth County over the past five years. The Winston-Salem Police Department and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office responded to more than 7,000 such calls in 2011. The Children’s Law Center served 32% more children in 2011 than 2010. The Shelter admitted 14% more women and children in 2011 than in 2010, and they are staying longer. Stories like the one Victor Rivers chronicles in his book are opening the lines of communication and encouraging victims to take a leap of faith to get help. “My body healed. It was much harder for me to witness the violence than it was to receive it myself. It’s so devastating,” said Rivers. “If I’ve learned anything in my journey from victim to survivor and now as an activist, it’s the belief that violence is preventable and that an ounce of prevention goes a long, long way.” To find out more information or to register for the Home Free event or any others during Domestic Violence Awareness month log onto Domestic Violence Crisis Line: (336) 723-8125 (24 hours / 7 days a week)

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Creative Drama Children’s Theater By Heather Spivey

ncouraging children to express themselves is a large part of parenting. Options for extra curricular activities are boundless and our area is certainly not lacking for opportunities.


Angie and Chris Hudson are the creators and owners of Creative Drama Children’s Theater in WinstonSalem / Clemmons. Angie, a former 10 year veteran of teaching, began dreaming of opening her own children’s theater. As luck would have it, her husband, Producer Chris Hudson, shared her vision and the planning process was quickly put into motion. The development took two years and now Creative Drama Children’s Theater (CDCT) is about to celebrate its 1st year anniversary. CDCT specializes in acting for kids ages 4 – 18. In addition to acting, the theater offers fun and exciting classes in dance, voice, and musical theater – something (in the drama world) for everyone. Classes include: Ham It Up, The Actor’s Toolbox, Advanced Acting, Creative Kids, Dance Your Heart Out!, Jazz Revolution, Perfect Pitch, Singing Stars, and Musical Theater. This year’s Musical Theater class will be split into fall and spring semesters. Fall’s 2012 Musical Theater will be performing The Little Mermaid in January –a spectacular performance of dance, singing and, of course, DRAMA!

The students can expect to gain more from CDCT than arts instruction. Angie explains that, “The moment your precious one steps into our magical acting studio, their heart will light up and the smile will not fade for days! They will be encouraged and inspired to become the performer, actor, singer, dancer, artist they dream of becoming. We will embrace them and develop a sense of self-esteem, courage, adventure, and a desire to go out and chase their dreams.” CDCT will also be adding Voice to the 2012-13 season. Mrs. Kathy Middleton, a vocal coach from the Piedmont Triad area, will be teaching group vocal class, in addition to offering 30 minute Private Vocal Coaching. Her fantastic vocal coaching skills are not to be missed. The enthusiasm from the Hudsons is overwhelming. They are extremely excited about the opportunity CDCT will bring to children, parents and the audience. One of the missions of CDCT is to give back to the community by bringing ‘joy through the arts.’ CDCT will be performing at local nursing homes, churches and pre-schools. All enrolled students will have an opportunity to be part of the Christmas production. In May, there will be a spring “Percital,” A Night Under the Stars! Students may participate in Saturday workshops including: Stage Combat, “Page to the Stage” playwriting workshop, Puppetry, Film / TV Acting, Commercial Shoots, and guest speakers. These workshops are free to enrolled students. For more information or to enroll, visit Click classes and peruse the course offerings and then click register for classes. Classes begin September 4th and are filling up quickly!


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What A Mess! By Dr. Debbie Lanier It was a sultry July day. My friend and I were treating our kids to Carowinds. Kaylyn was eight and Paul was five. They especially anticipated the waterpark adventures. I watched as they swam through droves of others seeking the same thrill. I frequently broke from girlfriend chatter to locate my kids, but on this occasion, Paul was nowhere in sight. I remained calm, trying to meticulously scan the crowd. Still nothing! Paul had gotten out of the pool to find me. He was lost!

In that moment, any sense of dignity got tossed. I ran through that park screaming Paul’s name at the top of my lungs. I raced through gushing water with no concern for my appearance. I ran into people and over people. Desperation caused me to dash into men’s restrooms, yep, right in the middle of their business. I didn’t care! My son was lost and nothing else mattered. I was willing to do whatever it took, pay any price, look ridiculous (mentally deranged if necessary) to get my son back in my arms. After fifteen minutes that seemed like fifteen hours, my eyes laser beamed in on that face. Tears of fear flooded Paul’s countenance as he wandered through the masses. I ran as fast as my feet could fly, fell to the ground, and held my son so tightly that I’m sure he didn’t breathe for minutes. Weeping overtook me. What a mess! That emotional experience aged me twenty years, I’m sure of it. This is my story, but really, it’s yours, too. For you see, we have all been drifters. Since the beginning, God has gone to outrageous lengths to get to us. He’s done the unthinkable to save us from our lost-ness, proving His amazing love time and again. He has offered every conceivable possibility for us to taste shalom which means “the way things ought to be.” Despite His relentless faithfulness, we still get it so messed up. To make matters worse, when our mess begins unraveling, we try to fix it ourselves, making an exponentially greater mess. In the midst of our self-imposed chaos, God decided to step right in the middle of the mess. He became one of us. Now that’s crazy, but love will make you do crazy things. We lost our way. We wandered through the masses plagued with fear. Right there, in that mess, God tossed His dignity, His reputation. He didn’t care how outlandish it seemed. He was willing to do whatever it took, pay any price, look ridiculous (mentally deranged, if necessary) to get you back in His arms. Nothing else mattered more than YOU! It gets crazier! This God who loved us to death continues to come get right in the middle of our messes. He seeks to get our attention, giving us every opportunity to look to Him, take His Hand, and allow Him to pull us out of the holes we dig for ourselves. Why? God comes because YOU are there. God comes because He loves you too much to leave you in your mess. Oh, that we would be crazy in love with this God who, because of His insane, irrational love for us, was called crazy. For comments or prayer, contact Dr. Lanier at


Within seconds, this non-alarmist mom, known for remaining calm in crisis situations, morphed into an alarmist on crack! I knew my son was in trouble. First, Paul lacked a keen sense of direction. Secondly, he was far too timid to withstand a stranger’s forceful persuasion. My mind raced at the speed of light. I envisioned someone luring my son into a bathroom, putting a wig on his head, changing his clothes, and getting him out the gate before anyone noticed. (I have a vivid imagination, ok?)

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Chris Paul Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist By Meghan E.W. Corbett

f you are like millions of people around the world,


a 27-year-old NBA star for the Los Angeles Clippers, but

you could not get enough of the Olympics this year

he began as the star of a team with a slightly smaller

in London. The build-up, the backstories, the

following. In 2002 and 2003, Paul was the driving force

records, the miraculous dedication and the immense

behind West Forsyth High School’s basketball team, and

pride of the hometowns of athletes involved is

he was named as a McDonald’s All-American which led

heartwarming and extremely humbling for viewers.

to a scholarship at Wake Forest University. After two

After listening to the countless athlete profiles that aired

years as a Deacon, Paul was selected as the fourth

this year, it becomes obvious that talent does not

overall pick by the New Orleans Hornets, where he

discriminate. More often than not, amazing competitors

stayed until 2011.

come from tiny little towns that most people have never

The gold medal won in London this year is the second in

heard of and likely never will again.

a row for Paul and the fifth gold out of the last six

This is also true of Chris Paul, the astounding basketball

Olympics for the USA Men’s Basketball Team. We at

player who made Coach Mike Krzyzewski jump up and

Forsyth Woman magazine would like to congratulate all

down like a little girl on Christmas after he sealed the

of the US athletes that made us proud this year,

win during the gold medal match against Spain. Paul is

especially our hometown favorite, Chris Paul!

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Celebrates 8th Anniversary By Meghan E.W. Corbett hruway Center has seen a lot of change during the past eight years. Businesses have come and businesses have gone; however, one of the best has flourished despite all the change that surrounds it. Note Worthy Fine Paper and Gifts moved to Thruway in 2004, and it has been a treasure for shoppers ever since. “We started off with a lot of paper and a few gifts,” said Jennifer Stern. “Now we have a lot more gifts than paper. We are still trying to get customers to see us as a gift store and not just paper.” Even though Note Worthy carries possibly the widest selection of paper products in Winston-Salem, with brands like William Arthur, Envelopments and Crane, customers will be amazed at the remarkable selection of gifts as well. Also, just because they are called gifts doesn’t mean you can’t shop for yourself a little during your visit. There is something extra special about personalized items, and every woman deserves to treat herself now and then. To make the shopping experience even more fun, Note Worthy is adding to its inventory. “Our BIG fall

announcement is we are going to be carrying the Lilly Pulitzer accessories line,” said Stern. “We have had the gift line since the old store, but now we will have a wide variety of all the Lilly scarves, jewelry boxes, Christmas ornaments, necklaces, tote bags, bracelets, wristlets and more. We are all very excited to add this to Note Worthy!” This attention to remaining fresh and fun is certainly part of what has led to the success of the shop, but Stern believes she knows another reason her customers keep coming back. “We have such a great customer base, and I like to think that our personalized customer service has a little bit to do with that,” said Stern. “People like coming in and recognizing a familiar face who knows their personal styles or their favorite gifts!” Moving to Thruway Center allowed Stern to reach more people, offer a more comprehensive selection and enjoy the added benefit of being part of an always-thriving shopping center. “We have a lot more space and walk-by traffic,” said Stern. “This allows us to offer a lot of fun items that we didn't have room for at our first store.” Now that Thruway is home to Trader Joe’s just a few doors down from Note Worthy, Stern is hoping to show even more customers just how fun shopping can be! “We are glad the center has a new anchor tenant,” said Stern. “Trader Joe’s will be great for Winston and Thruway!” In order to celebrate the 8th anniversary of great paper and gifts, Note Worthy is planning to have an open house on September 26th. “The sales haven't been decided on for sure, but there will definitely be tons of new products, sales and snacks for customers!” Note Worthy is located at 282 S. Stratford Road in Thruway Center. Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm. For more information, call 336.724.1430 or visit

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n our current real estate climate, many people are opting to renovate their homes rather than buy a new one. Kitchens and bathrooms are the most popular rooms to update, particularly the cabinetry. New home builders and current homeowners are being smarter with their money and looking at options beyond new and custom cabinetry to update their homes. One such option is a designer finish on existing or plain new cabinetry to give it a personalized, master-crafted look. Refinishing existing cabinetry is not only an environmentally-friendly choice, but also an economical alternative to replacement cabinets.


Combining Training, Expertise & Experience Although the Do-it-Yourself trend is often a great way to do updates, creating a look of master-crafted cabinetry requires a true artisan with proven expertise, such as Donna Farthing of Designer Finishes. Donna has a passion for learning and is constantly refining her artistic skills. She has excelled in courses on fine cabinetry finishes; faux techniques for furniture; walls and architectural structures; and gilt and glassworks in her studies with renowned artisans at master studios, including the Definitive Studio in Texas, The Finishing School in New York, Royal Design Studio in California, Pierre Finkelstein in New York and Prismatic Studio in Ohio. Affordable Luxury Donna draws from her training, over 15 years of experience, and sharp eye for color, style and quality to execute the homeowner's vision. "One of my favorite projects was a beautiful three story new home on Lake Norman," explained Donna. "It was a blank canvas with a luxurious kitchen, six bathrooms, laundry room, custom built master bedroom closet with a coffee bar, billiard room bar, plus a second kitchen off from the theater room. The elegant collection of finishes I created included multiple layers of color and textures to create authentic worn looks. Most of us don't have ‘cart blanche’ and our bank accounts can't realize every dream, but what Designer Finishes does is affordable luxury so people can live with what they love."

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Cabinet Makeovers & Architectural Elements Not all of Donna’s work involves new construction. In fact, much involves existing or dated cabinetry. "Some may not realize that even 1990's thermofoil vinyl cabinets can be transformed to wood tones like high-end decorator cabinets. Wood-tone and painted finishes dress up and update cabinets, and are 50% to 70% less expensive than replacing or refacing them. Our finishes can withstand rugged environments while creating a sophisticated, vibrant and updated look." Besides cabinetry, Designer Finishes also specializes in architectural elements like built-ins, ceilings, and mantles, and does beautiful gilt-work on glass doors, as well.

Satisfied Clients To date, new clients over the past 15 years have come strictly from referrals by satisfied customers. One such satisfied customer is Gail Parrish of Clemmons. "Donna came highly recommended,” said Gail. “I was impressed that she took the time to listen to what I really wanted. She made suggestions and truly demonstrated her artistic ability. I called her back recently to do a designer finish in my dining room. It looks fabulous!" Look for Designer Finishes' work in the October Parade of Homes in the new Milburn neighborhood of Lewisville, presented by the Winston-Salem Homebuilders Association. Working with homebuilder Jeff Canter, Donna created a beautiful finish on a vanity with a decorative mirror inset in the powder room of the home on Lot 15.



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ComputerTree Evolves Into Square [i] International and Offers a Host of New Services… By Mark Mathosian


f you live in the Triad, then you are likely familiar with Bob Young, Jr., and his company, ComputerTree. Located on Jonestown Road, ComputerTree has always been our very own go-to place for everything Apple and Macintosh, including service and training. Heading forward, ComputerTree will continue to provide all of the great Apple products and services we are accustomed to. However, there are some exciting changes in the works at ComputerTree, including a name change to Square [i] International. I recently had a conversation with Bob Young and he gave me the lowdown. Square Group (Square) is an Apple products and services reseller based in Central London that currently operates 16 stores in and around the UK. Square specializes in long-term relationships and offers a wide range of Apple software, hardware, service, support and training to its customers, ensuring that its customers “get the best from their system on an ongoing basis.” Heavy into corporate sales, Square opened an office in Singapore and Australia and decided they needed to have a presence in the United States. They let their intentions be known to an Apple representative, who in turn contacted Joe Young, a partner of 29 years in the business to see if he was interested in becoming affiliated with Square. According to Bob, “ComputerTree is currently transitioning to Square [i] International. For the local market, we will continue to remain basically the same. However, what we are adding is a broader focus with more staff. Going forward we are adding an emphasis on Fortune 1000 companies.”

service desired by the customer is growing and this aspect will evolve as Square [i] International determines what kinds of help the end users will need. “Ultimately, our goal is that wherever you are in the world, we will help you fix your unit or replace it so you can continue on with your work.” Square [i] International also offers “mobile device management.” That means the company has the ability to access customer’s iPads over a computer network from a central location to update software, install new apps and perform system/software services as needed. Another interesting and very helpful service is the ability to track, locate and even wipe clean a lost iPad. Remotely wiping clean a system is a security service you don’t just find anywhere. Another multi-national corporation Bob has been working with is a major cruise line. With this client, “we put the iPads on the ships for their customers. Passengers can see activities on the ship, schedules, events and even make reservations. Instead of printing a newsletter every day, the information goes to the iPad. They can also track where each iPad unit is on the ship and passengers can access their own e-mails, web content, photos, iTunes accounts, and books,” said Bob. “They can even wirelessly stream the content to the large flat screen in the room.” Finally, As Square [i] International’s customer base grows, Bob “will be looking to add technical staff for packing, shipping, imaging and matters related to our new business venture.” That is certainly good news for Triad residents and computer techies looking for a job. ComputerTree and Square [i] International are located at 1760 Jonestown Road, Suite 200, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, 336-768-9820, 800-467-9820. Specifics about store hours, products, training, service and support and enterprise solutions are just a click away at and

Bob explains “Apple is one of the world’s largest small businesses and Square [i] International is the first world-wide reseller of Mac & iPad products. Apple is behind this because there has been a big need for worldwide distribution from a single source. The iPad was the catalyst. Part of the services we offer is acquiring different Apple products, including the iPad, setting them up with the appropriate software, case and accessories the customer wants and shipping them to the end user. We call this ‘integration and deployment.’” The products and services provided to one Fortune 100 conglomerate is a good example of how this works. This company developed their own employee apps for the iPad. Bob’s US group acquired 1000 iPad units, unboxed them, imaged the companies’ apps onto the iPads, installed them in custom cases and shipped them to the individual company employees. In addition to handling the logistics of installing and shipping the iPads, they provide technical support to the end users. The level of

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Robert Young, Jr., owner of ComputerTree demonstrating an Apple iPad for the author.

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Bubbling Well Where Creativity Flows By Kathryn Royal


Imagine spending an evening surrounded by new acquaintances or old friends, flowing creativity, and beautiful beads. That’s what I experienced at Winston-Salem’s Bubbling Well Bead and Tea Bar.

At first glance, Bubbling Well appears to offer an odd mixture of services; it contains a Tai Chi studio, tea bar, and bead bar. However, owner Julie Reynolds explains the pairing of its older services, Tai Chi and tea, by informing me that “tea and martial arts go hand in hand.” The bead bar is a more recent addition. After running the Tai Chi studio and tea bar for a few years with her husband, Julie decided it was time for more. She turned to her long-time hobby of making jewelry and decided to transition her pastime into a business. She purchased Indigo Beads in Greensboro and moved it to Winston. Julie says running a bead bar is “a lot of fun.” She loves “to see what people create – their personality shows in the patterns and beads they pick.”

When we were through selecting beads, Julie began teaching by illustrating how to make a bail for a pendant. We then practiced looping and twisting a piece of wire as Julie had done. When we had mastered bails, Julie showed us how to create a holder for our pendant by making little coils of wire that wrap around longer pieces of wire. After practicing and mastering this move, we began our own projects. I have a bit of experience with making jewelry, but Julie’s technique was new to me, so for those with no experience with this craft, there is no reason to be intimidated by the thought of taking this class. Julie’s illustration and practice session explain all of the moves necessary for this project, and Julie moves around the class and is right there willing to help if problems arise. I spent a little over two hours at Bubbling Well, met new people, and made a beautiful lapis necklace. My inner crafter left class and headed home, sorry that class was over, but satisfied nonetheless.

Julie received a “bead’s-eye” view of my personality when I attended a Wire-Wrapped Pendant class recently. Before class began, my seven classmates and I were given the difficult task of picking out the beads we wanted to use to make our pendant and its necklace. I was glad I had arrived early, for I had to walk through the beads several times to feel I had seen most of what was available.

To have your own wonderful evening, sign up for a class, which costs $28 and includes the instruction and $12 worth of beads. You may use more than $12 worth of beads if needed to execute your design, and pay the difference at the end of class when Julie checks each student out at the register. If you don’t have jewelry tools or other small supplies, such as wire or clasps, there is no need to worry or buy these things ahead of time; these items are provided.

I saw small beads, large beads, donuts, and pendants. Beads made of glass and crystal, including Chinese crystal and Swarovski crystal. Beads made of pearls or shells. Beads made of semiprecious stones, including lapis, moonstone, turquoise, and carnelian. Metal beads made of many materials, such as copper, brass, and gold-plate. Beads made of natural materials: seeds, wood, or bone.

To make jewelry without taking a class, stop by during Bubbling Well’s business hours, Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The store charges no studio fee, and help is offered with design and construction of a piece. Bubbling Well will attach a clasp or other finishing piece for 75 cents. They also do repairs, so bring in old or broken jewelry for a rework or a fix.

I even saw a kids’ bead section; these beads are set aside for children for several reasons. The beads might be plastic, have a larger hole for easier stringing, or be a fun and funky design, such as the bead painted to look like an eyeball!

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Know the Numbers When I played on tour, I was fortunate enough to be sponsored by a grocery store. As part of the business arrangement, I was asked to be the keynote speaker at their quarterly manager’s meeting. Nervously, I sat, waiting my turn to speak. I was afraid they would be bored with my talk about how elite athletes, just like exceptional managers, need to pay attention to detail. All my fears vanished when I heard the speaker before me. He spent 10 minutes talking about how, if their bag boys could bag groceries 4 seconds faster, the store would retain 2 more customers per hour, who would then spend an average of $98. In the end, over the course of a year, the national store would yield more than a million dollars of increased revenue. All that from four seconds of improvement! They knew that if they could monitor the numbers, and make adjustments, they could find a better way to achieve their goals. If you want to improve your golf game, it’s time that you “Know the Numbers!” Keep track of: 1- Fairways hit. If you missed the fairway, was it right or left? 2- Greens in regulation. Were you short, long, left or right? 3- What club did you hit and how far were you from the hole? 4- How many times did you have a birdie putt from 15 feet or closer? 5- How many times did you chip up and one putt? At the end of your round, take that data and really look at it. Answer the question, “What could I do to shave three or more strokes off my score next time?” Let me give you an example. The other day, I played 9 holes. I had two birdies, but bogied three holes. When I looked at the data, the bogies came from three putts. When I looked at the info more carefully, it was clear that those three putts were not caused by a bad putting stroke. The problem was that my approach shots were more than 50 feet from the hole. Why? I failed to pay attention to the wind and pin placement. When I create my practice journal for this week, I will make sure I focus on distance control on long putts. I will also make sure that my pre-shot routine includes an opportunity to really ask myself, “What is the wind doing and how will it affect my shot?” If you want to improve, try keeping track of the data. Take that information to your golf professional. Together, you can design a success strategy and practice plan to help you lower scores without changing your swing. By the way, the next time you go shopping, pay attention to how your groceries are being bagged. Whether it’s that circular stand or a bracket that holds the bag open, know that someone is analyzing the data, making adjustments and working towards a solution. I challenge you to do the same with your golf game.

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A Clear View of One’s Future Dr. Khemsara has had an interest in ophthalmology for many years and has been practicing in his field for 12 years. “I grew up in Texas and spent most of my life there with a few moves to California, Georgia and then Tennessee. My interest in the medical field, and specifically ophthalmology, began to develop

when my grandfather had cataract surgery. During my medical school rotations at hospitals, I continued to be pulled into the area of ophthalmology and decided that would be my chosen field of medicine. After my years in college, I joined a group practice in 2002, but always knew that one day I wanted my own private practice,” recalled Dr. Khemsara. The time was right in January 2009 for Dr. Khemsara to take that step and open his private practice. “I heard that an ophthalmology practice was for sale in Winston-Salem, NC, and I was very interested. My wife, Allison, and I love the southeast, with the four seasons, and knew that Winston-Salem was a great area to raise our children, Alex, 9, and Emma, 5. SUPERIEUR PHOTOGRAPHICS

he ability to see is often referred to as ‘The Gift of Sight,’ giving us a wonderful way to view the world around us. Appreciating this gift and being proactive in taking care of it is very important. “Unfortunately, most of us take our vision for granted until something goes wrong or changes are noticed in day to day life. With regular eye exams, many vision threatening diseases could be cared for at an earlier stage with a good prognosis,” said Dr. Vic Khemsara, owner and ophthalmologist at Summit Eye Care.

The city is small compared to other nearby cities like Raleigh and Charlotte, but has big city amenities of great restaurants, excellent school systems and, most importantly, we have found a church in which we have become very involved. Since buying a practice and renaming the practice to Summit Eye Care on January 1, 2009, we have had nothing but a great experience with not only the existing patients, but from the overall community,” Dr. Khemsara said. As in any field, Dr. Khemsara used all of his knowledge and experiences he had learned from working in group practices to establish his ‘view’ of what would be a priority at Summit Eye Care. “I got a lot of ideas from the group practices I worked in of things that I liked and things that I didn’t; so when I began my private practice, I knew that patient care and service would be my top priority, always coming first. My staff and I are constantly developing new ways to meet all of our customers’ needs and provide services with excellence. I am very fortunate that my staff, many of whom have been here 5 years or more, share my same vision. My office manager, Kathy Bolling, just celebrated 25 years with the practice and she was instrumental in making the transition smooth for me and my patients. For all of us, continuity is important in life, but especially when putting your trust in a physician and his/her staff. So with many staff members who were with the previous practice in place, patients found the transition easy,” commented Dr. Khemsara.

When patients choose Dr. Khemsara and his staff at Summit Eye Care to take care of them, they are choosing a practice at the summit, or the top, of their field. “It is very important to me to offer patients the best in options for the care of their eyes. From the first time they call the office, they speak to a live person ready to help them, not a recording. We take care of all aspects of the eye, from regular eye exams, to contact lenses and glasses, to early and advanced glaucoma medical and surgical treatment. We monitor macular degeneration with the latest technology, treat dry eyes and remove cataracts. We have quite a few patients with eye issues related to diabetes and we have a diabetic laser in the office for treatment of those patients,” Dr. Khemsara said. Educating the patient about their eye related issues and possible treatments is also a focus at Summit Eye Care. “In the area of cataracts, we offer a variety of new technology lens implants – Crystalens, Restore, Technis multifocal and toric lens implants. Choosing a lens for cataract surgery is very important, for this lens will remain in your eyes the rest of your life. We are the only practice in town that has experience with all three multifocal lens that are on the market, so patients are fit with the one best for their lifestyle and their needs. I believe in giving my patients information so they can make an informed decision in their care,” Dr. Khemsara said. The procedure called ‘Lasik,’ which uses a laser to reshape the cornea in order to improve vision and get rid of glasses, is done in the office by Dr. Khemsara. “As a convenience to our patients, we have the most advanced laser used for Lasik

brought to the office and the procedures are performed here,” stated Dr. Khemsara. Cosmetic services such as Botox, Juvederm and Latisse are also available, as well as surgeries for the eyelids.

see their family and also visit another country. Keeping my family a priority makes me a better person and a better physician because I can relate to my patients who have many of the same struggles,” Dr. Khemsara stated.

Other areas of providing excellence in customer service include the practice’s Spanish translators. “After working with several primary care physicians in the area who work with a large Hispanic population, I decided that to fully serve our local Hispanic community would require the addition of bilingual members to our staff. Caring for the Hispanic patients in our area has become very important to me,” Dr. Khemsara commented.

For Dr. Khemsara, whether at work or at home, life is about being in tune with those around you. “The only way to know what is important to people is to build a relationship and establish a trust that you have their best interests at heart. Patients appreciate it when you know them and don’t consider them a number or a file. To me, I treat each patient as if he or she is my only one for that day, giving them individualized care and my full attention to their concerns. Our practice has grown from patients’ and doctor referrals, and in that growth we have been able to give back to our community through groups like Crisis Control Ministries. We’ve been so supported by the community and we believe that giving our best in all areas of our lives is important,” commented Dr. Khemsara.

In the event that patients need the services of an optician in choosing and fitting them with contact lenses or glasses, Jennifer French is the optician on site. “Our optical department specializes in frames and lenses made by the most reputable companies in the world. We have lightweight frames, sunglasses, both prescription and nonprescription, as well as sports eye wear. Jennifer helps patients find the look that is comfortable and right for them,” said Dr. Khemsara.

Summit Eye Care is located at 1710 S. Hawthorne Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 8-5 pm. For more information call 765-0960 or visit

The Balancing Act That is Life With a growing private practice, Dr. Khemsara keeps his life, professional and personal, as balanced as possible. “Having my own practice means additional time in the office, but I usually come in early, before my first patients arrive and try to be home at a reasonable time, for family. My wife Allison is a stay-at-home mom so much of the balance in our lives can be attributed to her. We love the time we have as a family; either at church activities or traveling. Allison’s parents live in Canada so we make a trip there every year. The kids get to


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en years ago, Rock the Block was conceived as a way to get people to venture downtown after working hours. The city had just given Fourth Street a make-over with wider sidewalks and new lighting and landscaping, and it was looking for a return on its investment.

And what a return it received. Today, folks can be found downtown every night of the week, going to restaurants, bars, galleries, performance venues and an independent cinema. Clearly, Rock the Block had accomplished its purpose – a state of affairs that allowed its organizers to re-imagine the event to reflect today’s reality. The result is Rock the Block Remix, coming to downtown from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on September 22, 2012. “We’ll still have four live music stages with some of the best local and regional entertainment you’ll see this year,” said Ed McNeal, who coordinates Rock the Block Remix for the city of Winston-Salem. “However, as downtown has grown over the last 10 years it’s become more difficult to host an event the size of Rock the Block and not disrupt businesses, hotels, and residents. “A committee representing these three constituencies, as well as the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership and the city, envisioned a ‘remix’ of the event, which remains entertaining for all but doesn’t snarl traffic, land-lock residents, businesses and visitors, and doesn’t require an

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18-hour workday for staff and volunteers.” This year, food vendors – and a limited number of non-food vendors – will be clustered around the music stages, leaving Fourth, Fifth, Cherry and Marshall Streets open to traffic. New this year is the College Quad at Civic Plaza, with entertainment that is being booked by the Arts Council in conjunction with Winston-Salem State University, Wake Forest University, Salem College and the UNC School of the Arts. The Ziggy’s Rock, Country and Blues stage will be set up on Sixth Street between Cherry and Trade Streets and will feature The Chris Lane Band, Big Bump and the Stun Gunz, and The Stratocruisers. For those in a mood for more music, the stage will close with a parade up Trade Street to Ziggy’s. International Village, a popular addition to Rock the Block, will be set up at Corpening Plaza, along with a stage headlined by the popular Reggae band Lion Tracks. Also back is the Rock This! teen battle of the bands sponsored by Forsyth Technical Community College. It will be held at Winston Square Park, with bands competing for a $500 prize. “Rock the Block was first and foremost about the music,” McNeal said. “With Rock the Block Remix, we’re keeping the music front and center, but with a new timetable and footprint that serves everybody’s needs.” Learn more at

More Moonlight Madness! Back for a second year is Rock the Block Moonlight Madness, a 5k race and fun run held from 6 to 10 p.m. at Civic Plaza the night before Rock the Block. Last year’s race raised $10,000 for the United Way and drew almost 900 entrants. This year, a new course design has allowed organizers to set a 1,500 runner limit. Not a runner? Come out anyway and join the fun with Fuhnetik Union the Triad's pre-eminent party band!

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Bright Ideas… Create a Beautiful Home…Rearrange What You Have For a Fresh Look

ReDESIGNS by Ava “The basic rules of proportion and scale are unchanging. They are reinterpreted according to the needs of the time. I like simplicity and I believe in restraint. Above all, there should be harmony-of proportion, line, color, and feeling. The most important element in decorating is the relationship between objects- in size, form, texture, color, and meaning. None of these is in good taste in itself but only in relationship to where it has been placed and what purpose it is to serve.” ~ Eleanor McMillen Brown he summer has gone by quickly and it is hard to believe we are headed into autumn already. With the calendar turning to September, many have already gone back to school, football games will start soon, and thoughts will begin turning to cooler weather and the holidays ahead. I remember when our girls where home, once school began in the fall, it was countdown till Christmas. Can you believe Christmas is only 4 months away? Already we are looking forward to a niece’s visit from South Africa and our daughter and son-in-law’s visit from Colorado in December. So it isn’t too early to start thinking about the holidays.


Company coming to visit always makes me want to clean, straighten and freshen up our home. This is probably a motivator for you, also. You may be thinking of an updating/remodeling project in your home (and you need to start soon to be finished before the holiday season) or using what you have to freshen up your décor.

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10 Reasons People Choose Interior Redesign 1. They've seen the results on TV Home makeover shows or in a friend's home. 2. They want a fresh, designer look but haven't been able to create it. 3. They want great results without great expense. 4. They don't know where to place the "old" furniture in a new house. 5. They don't want to make an expensive purchase they'll regret. 6. They are blending 2 households of furnishings and want professional help with what to keep and how to make it work. 7. They desire a home that feels good and looks good yet reflects who they are. 8. They want rooms to function better. 9. They want to prepare their home to maximize market appeal for a quick, top dollar sale. 10. They believe that when you want professional results you hire a professional.

Here are a few ideas to help you rearrange and achieve a fresh look for a room in your home: • Decide on your room’s purpose. Is it reading, conversation, eating, family time, TV watching? This will help as you arrange your furniture to get the most out of your space. • Find the focal point. Does your room have a feature that you can play up when you place your furniture in the room? A beautiful view out a window, an interesting architectural element (fireplace, bookcase, etc.), a big screen TV, a large piece of art, a baby grand piano or a treasured antique are examples of focal points that help you arrange your furniture to show the room at its best. • Place your largest pieces first. Put your largest items, like the sofa and chairs, in place first and live with the arrangement for a day or so. This way you can check the traffic flow and also consider what you and your guests will view when seated there. • Look up when arranging your furniture. I like to use a tall piece of furniture or a colorful piece of art in a room for interest. Think about adding to the vertical dimension of your room, not just the horizontal. There’s lots of space to decorate above eye-level. • Think about shapes. Sofas, chairs, end and coffee tables are usually squares or rectangles. Adding something round or oval to your décor adds interest: a round coffee table, a large round mirror or a round end table are great additions. • Balance your room’s décor. Every room needs something big but it also needs smaller pieces. For example: mix small tables with a large chair or sofa. By combining large and small in your room it will feel more balanced. Don’t forget to shop your own home for furniture or accessories that can be used in other rooms. When I do an Interior Redesign, one of the first things I do is have my client show me her home. While I am on ‘the tour’ I am mentally shopping the home for pieces that will be available to use in the redesign. I find that most clients already have what they need to have a beautiful home and just need some guidance and inspiration to pull it all together. Need help pulling it all together or making wise choices for your update or remodel project? Give ReDESIGNS by Ava a call. The holidays are just around the corner!

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Celebrates 78 Years of Theatre By Meghan E.W. Corbett


n the mid-1930s, the doors of The Little Theatre of WinstonSalem opened to excited residents of the Triad area. The Little Theatre gave local residents an outlet from the troubles of the real world as a place to go to escape into unknown places. Now, 78 years later, Twin City Stage is one of the largest and longest-running community theaters in the country. “Twin City Stage is the longestrunning theatre in Winston-Salem, presenting affordable, professionalquality productions in one of the largest venues in the Triad,” said Leigh Somerville, marketing and public relations director. Founded as ‘The Little Theatre of WinstonSalem,’ we are proud to present our 78th season of outstanding shows on Friday, September 14th with Deathtrap. Written by Ira Levin, it was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play and is the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway. The play is about Sidney Bruhl, a playwright struggling to find his next big idea. When a former student comes to him for help with his own potential smash-hit, we find out how desperate Bruhl is for fame and fortune.” Twin City Stage’s success is due in large part to the fantastic plays it puts on every year and the remarkable, local talent that is cast. “The cast for Deathtrap includes Tim Austin as Sidney Bruhl, the worn-out playwright desperately struggling to come up with a successful play; Carole Midura, as Myra Bruhl, his always slightly inebriated wife; Brandon Samples as Clifford Anderson, his former student who comes to him for advice on a play he’s working on; Caitlin Stafford as Helga Ten Dorp, the psychic next door; and Roberts Bass as the Bruhl’s lawyer,” said

Tim Austin, who plays Sidney Bruhl, and Carole Midura, who plays his wife, Myra, in the play Deathtrap PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIEL ALVAREZ.

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Somerville. “It will be directed by Joe Nierle, a well-respected director known for his work in the Greensboro theatre community.” Perhaps even more interesting is the spontaneity within the planning for each season of productions. “There is no typical season – we schedule plays based on a huge variety of input and are always seeking out new plays and new ideas for old plays,” said Norman Ussery, executive director. “We are a community theatre – we seek to present the highest quality theatrical offerings we can with the tremendously talented volunteers from within our own community. We use professional directors and designers to give our cast and crew the best quality environment in which to create.” It is obvious that those around the community love Twin City Stage as a source of entertainment, but it is important to know that business leaders also see it as a local treasure that they wish to support. “For the first time in several years, we have a Season Sponsor: Wells Fargo,” said Somerville. “For the second year in a row, our season opening night sponsor is Raffaldini Vineyard. Also for the second year, Triad Community Kitchen will cater the opening night receptions for the season, and Parkway Ford is our show sponsor for Deathtrap.” With the support of the community and area businesses, it is no surprise that Twin City Stage is going strong, and with continued success, the next 78 years will fly by as well! Deathtrap runs at the Arts Council Theatre located at 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem from September 14th-23rd. For ticket information, call 748.0857, ext. 201 or visit to see what else is planned for the upcoming season!

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Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month – Uterine Fibroids By Meghan E. W. Corbett

eptember is Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month, and there are many ways in which women can stay on top of their gynecological health with awareness and routine screenings. We know annual screenings can prevent cervical and ovarian cancers through early detection, but what about the conditions these screenings can detect that we do not even know about? It is important to understand everything that can be detected, and that is why women need physicians like Dr. Lewis Lipscomb of Triad Obstetrics and Gynecology.


“I grew up in a medical family,” said Dr. Lipscomb. “My dad was an ob-gyn, and Mom was a maternity nurse. Both of my grandfathers were physicians. I am actually a 6th generation physician. I made an attempt to pursue engineering but really felt attracted to medicine, mostly because of my interest in helping individuals. I really enjoy getting to know my patients and their families, delivering babies and performing minimally invasive surgery.” After studying chemical engineering at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Lipscomb attended medical school at the University of Mississippi before moving to Winston-Salem to complete his ob-gyn residency at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine. With his strong background and understanding of the medical field, Dr. Lipscomb knew exactly where he wanted to be, and educating women on the importance of gynecological health is extremely important when it comes to conditions such as uterine fibroids. “Uterine fibroids are benign, smooth muscle tumors which slowly grow in the walls of a woman's uterus,” said Dr. Lipscomb. “Fibroids are often detected at the time of a routine pelvic examination, or by ultrasound, and when it comes to fibroids, the most important thing to remember is that ‘knowledge is power.’ Many women who have fibroids remain asymptomatic, or without symptoms. When this is the case, the best course of action may be to simply understand the potential problems that fibroids may cause, and have a low threshold to be evaluated when those problems arise. Some women however, experience heavy or prolonged periods, pelvic pain or compressive symptoms of the bladder or rectum. As these

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issues are evaluated, a gynecologist can help the patient ascertain whether treatment of the fibroids may be helpful. If symptomatic fibroids are not treated, they may continue to slowly grow, and the symptoms can progressively get worse. It is extremely rare for fibroids to become malignant, or cancerous. The most significant risk factor for the development of fibroids is family history. As many as four out of 10 women of African descent have fibroids, and about one-third of all women have them.” Because medicine has advanced so dramatically with the growth of technology, this condition can be improved relatively simply with the da Vinci Surgical System. “Traditional treatment of fibroids most commonly involved making a large (6 inches or more) incision on the abdomen in order to either remove the fibroids (myomecteomy), or remove the fibroid-laden uterus (hysterectomy). This would require a two to four-night hospital stay, a six to eight-week recovery and quite a bit of post-operative pain during the recovery. The da Vinci Surgical System has revolutionized many gynecologic surgical procedures. Myomectomy and hysterectomy are no exception. Using the da Vinci Surgical System, the same operation can be accomplished through small 'keyhole' incisions. This reduces pain, blood loss, length of hospital stay and, most importantly, recovery time. Some patients are able to return to light activity at work within two to four weeks. It is important for people to adhere to their activity restrictions, even though they may feel really well. It is important to understand that robotic surgery is not for everyone. Every woman should have a thorough discussion about their condition with their doctor, or an expert in robotic surgery.” Perhaps the most important reason to stay on top of gynecological health is because so many of the conditions that may arise can be asymptomatic. Physicians like Dr. Lipscomb and millions of women around the world are proving that knowledge is, indeed, power when it comes to taking control of your health. Dr. Lipscomb practices at Triad Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1900 S. Hawthorne Road, Suite 614 in Winston-Salem. For more information, call 336.277.0340.

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dr. Scott tucker By Meghan E.W. Corbett


person’s smile can often be the first and last impression upon an initial interaction. Whether you spend time with someone in a business meeting or simply pass on the street, a beautiful smile will stick with you, but a smile in need of some TLC can be distracting. While orthodontic work can seem expensive and out of reach for many, varying levels of correction and payment plans can make that perfect smile just a phone call away. Dr. Scott Tucker of University Dental Associates has given patients at CompRehab Plaza in Winston-Salem the confidence that comes with beautiful smiles for years, and now, he is expanding his practice to the Clemmons area. “I graduated summa cum laude and as departmental valedictorian from Brigham Young University,” said Dr. Tucker. “While attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for dental school, I fell in love with orthodontics. I then completed a threeyear orthodontic residency at Chapel Hill.”

over the years,” said Dr. Tucker. “They are more comfortable than they used to be. We use self-ligating braces and wires with shape memory and super-elasticity. This has allowed us to increase the amount of time between appointments and still finish treatment faster than we did 10 years ago. This makes the whole process flow smoother by requiring less from the patient. We are also seeing some amazing results with Invisalign to straighten teeth. Invisalign uses a series of clear trays to align the teeth. This is a lot more esthetic and comfortable, and makes it easier to brush and floss during treatment. Many adults, especially, are interested in this treatment option.” The thought of metal braces as an adult is a terrifying thought for most, and the success of newer techniques is very exciting. “The fastest growing segment of the population in braces has been adults in recent years,” said Dr. Tucker. “The esthetics of Invisalign has been a huge reason that many adults are deciding to get braces now. The oldest patient I have treated was in her eighties. You are never too old to get the smile you have always wanted.”

Part of Dr. Tucker’s success lies in his understanding of all that orthodontics can do for his patients, both physically and mentally. “It is great to make people’s teeth straighter and improve their function,” said Dr. Tucker. “However, orthodontics is about more than just straight teeth. It has the ability to dramatically affect people’s lives, their outlooks and their confidence. It is very rewarding to work with patients throughout this transformation. I love the friendships and relationships that are formed over the years with different families and patients. I truly look at my schedule each day and am excited to see my various patients and their progress.”

For those who wish to start early, “The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all patients be seen by an orthodontist by age seven,” said Dr. Tucker. “Most patients don’t need treatment this young. However, there are certain specific scenarios that require intervention at a young age. When in doubt, the best thing to do is come in for a free initial consultation. Most of my adolescent patients are getting started between the ages of 11 and 15.”

It is rare for anyone to look forward to work and heading to the office each day, but Dr. Tucker sees the results of his efforts. He gets to see the smiles of children and adults change positively each and every day, and because braces are elective, he knows his patients want to be in his care with the newest and best technology. “Braces have come a long way

And what better place to go than to the lovely new office in Clemmons? “Clemmons is a beautiful and growing area with great people,” said Dr. Tucker. “We already have a lot of patients in that area and feel we can better serve them by spending one day a week in a practice closer to their homes. No matter which office you have the braces placed in,

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you can switch back and forth for your check-up appointments. At either location, you will be treated directly by me and by the same clinical assistants.” Personal service and fantastic treatment is a big part of a patient’s comfort during treatment, and Dr. Tucker makes sure patients feel at home. “I do feel that patients who come to see us really feel welcomed and understood,” said Dr. Tucker. “Braces can be a lot of hard work for the patients, and there is a lot to adjust to. We do the best we can to help you through that process. Unfortunately, as anyone who has had braces knows, you are going to get sore. However, the large majority of my patients report back that it was much better than they anticipated it would be. We are part of a great orthodontic community here in Forsyth County. I am proud to be one of many great orthodontists in the area, and I love to be actively involved in that entire process with you, not only as a caregiver, but as a friend.” Dr. Tucker is located at the CompRehab Plaza at 131 Miller Street in Winston-Salem. His practice is excited to announce the opening of its newest location at 2311 Lewisville-Clemmons Road, Suite 301 in Clemmons. For more information, visit the website at orthodontics.html. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 336.837.2692 for the Winston-Salem office and 336.631.4770 for the Clemmons office.

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ur Vehicle Repaired By Carolyn S. Peterson o Y e v a H u o Before Y w o n K Knowing Your Rights…It’s All About YOU! s to Thing


s women, we have many roles and responsibilities: wife, mom, daughter, sister and friend are just a few, but when the role of car accident victim is one you involuntarily take on, the responsibility of finding a collision repair shop becomes yours. Sometimes this experience can be a little intimidating, but with Pat’s Body Shop, you can be assured that your best interests are their priority. The Experience You Need When Things Go Wrong Since 1964, Pat’s Body Shop has been the choice in collision body repair in the Triad. “From the beginning, when my brother Pat (Scarlette) first opened the business, our customers have been our focus – giving them the experience and the expert collision repair work that they need. Whether it’s a tear in a vinyl roof, a repair to the interior, a complete paint job, or complete accident restoration, we can handle it all,” said Sandra Scarlette, owner of Pat’s Body Shop. Part of their customer service is making sure customers know their ‘rights’ as a vehicle owner in choosing where they get their collision repair work done.

Sandra Scarlette has some good advice for those in need of collision repair work and the central theme is YOU!

1) Remember, YOU are in charge! The insurance and body shop are here to assist you and meet your needs. 2) Never drive a car that could be unsafe due to damages. 3) You are not required by law to get more than one estimate. 4) You have the right to go to the repair shop of your choice, not the insurance company’s. It’s your car and your choice! 5) The insurance company may want you to visit their drive-in service center for an estimate. You can do that or you may have the insurance company inspect your car at the body shop.

6) Ensure that the collision repair shop has certified technicians that can restore your vehicle to its pre-collision condition. 7) Ask what type of parts will be used in the repair of your vehicle. 8) Ask the body shop if it offers a repair warranty. 9) Don’t be alarmed at the differences in repair estimates – that’s very common. A lower estimate can be the result of many things. We would be happy to explain the differences, so please feel free to ask.

And finally, after an accident, you have been through enough stress so… “Let us, as Pat’s Body Shop, negotiate with your insurance company on your behalf. We are here for you and meeting your needs is our priority,” said Sandra. Pat’s Body Shop is located at 5720 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC. For information call 336-945-3767. Hours of operation are Mon-Fri 7:30-6 pm with estimating office open Sat 8- 12 noon.

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o you’re in charge of your Boss’s birthday party, or maybe it’s your parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, or let’s just say you’ve decided to throw an unforgettable Super Bowl bash. Problem is you don’t really like to cook, clean, or play host in a noisy restaurant side room.

Do not fret, there is a place to please every guest on your list and take care of all the planning, The “Hickory Room.” This venue, neatly tucked beside the more casual Bib’s Restaurant Downtown, is the perfect venue for a full spectrum of events. The Hickory Room’s décor is upscale meets rustic, offering a cozy yet classy atmosphere. The two story event venue is accented in warm earth tones, dark polished wood floors, and a stone fiireplace is featured on the main floor. The “Hickory Room” is named after the type of wood used in the famous red smoker to cook the delectable meats created for Bib’s Downtown Restaurant and exclusive upscale catering items for The Hickory Room’s events. The catering menu features an event menu with an array of options such as a carving station, cobbler shots dessert bar, mash potatoes bar, barbeque egg rolls, Cajun shrimp with corn mango chutney and many more tempting treats. I was lucky enough to attend the recent, “Evening in the Hickory Room.” This special event was hosted by the owners of Bib’s Restaurant Downtown and The Hickory Room. It was a delightful evening as community members had the opportunity to experience the warm and inviting venue and sample their tasty catering menu items. No stranger to good food, I sampled it all. I started with a plate of delicious appetizers. My favorites were the barbeque egg rolls,

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Cajun shrimp with a light and tangy corn, mango chutney, and pimento cheese better than my grandma makes. I continued my food orgy with the nacho bar, where I stacked homemade tortilla chips on my plate and chose from over ten toppings to add. I added shredded beef, cheese sauce, olives, tomatoes, and of course some spicy fried jalapeno slices. I also made a B-line to the garlic mashed potato bar. After stacking cheese, fresh bacon bits, chives and sour cream on my ‘taters, I realized I had created the most beautiful edible art, a mashed potato martini. Of course, I had to have some meat with my ‘taters, and so I also visited the carving station where Pit-Master, Mark Little, displayed an array of tempting meats like smoked rib-eye, turkey and salmon. I selected the sliced rib-eye and boy was it juicy and flavorful! Round three was the dessert bar. This crafty food station had an assortment of cherry, peach, and chocolate cobbler shots; as well as, the cutest little banana pudding tarts you’ve every seen, not that I have ever seen those before. I enjoyed the chocolate cobbler shots the most, but what can I say, I have a weakness for chocolate. Really, they were all scrumptious. The Hickory Room is a full service facility, which means their catering manager can take care of all your planning needs without the hassle of booking a florist, DJ, wait staff, etc. This 2100 square foot also features top of Line AV equipment, an in house sound system, and Wi Fi. So if you are in scramble to create a memorable event with an inviting atmosphere and top of the line food, The Hickory Room is your place. Just tell them that Rosey sent you!

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or 24 years, Professional Carpet Systems has been making Triad homes a little bit cleaner, one carpet at a time. This family owned and operated business was founded on a principle of excellence in customer service. “Our mission is to provide the most outstanding service experience that everyone remembers. We are so confident in our cleaning services that we offer a 200% guarantee,” said April Silva, Office Manager. Professional Carpet Systems has since grown into a retailer of all types of flooring, as well as offering water, mold and fire remediation services and holding a contractor’s license. Research and Prayer Led to Successful Business Venture Jeff and Nanette Long, both natives of Winston-Salem, NC, had a goal of owning their own business one day, but they didn’t choose the carpet cleaning business on a whim. “I studied the machinist trade and Nanette received her business degree from Forsyth Tech. Following the family tradition, I went to work for R.J. Reynolds and we were married and started our family. After several years, the two of us set a goal to be in our own business by the time I was 30. We researched all kinds of opportunities and then, in January

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1988, after much prayer, we decided to become a franchise of Professional Carpet Systems. At the time, the business was Winston-Salem based, operating 2 trucks,” recalled Jeff Long. For the most, past businesses that have simple beginnings with a solid foundation are successful. “Our company began out of our home’s basement with our ‘office’ consisting of a desk squeezed beside the washer and dryer in the utility room. Within the first year we had grown to 5 trucks. Jeff worked as a service technician and I juggled a 3, 5 and 7 year old with phone and office duties. By 1990 we knew our company had to get out of the house so we purchased property in Rural Hall and built an office/warehouse space. Word of mouth kept us growing and we were asked to sell and install flooring by our customers. After a few more years, we had to add on to our building in order to handle the increase in business,” Nanette Long said. Two of the Long children, Joshua Long and April Silva, also work in the business and daughter Michelle Scott left the company to finish her college education and pursue a medical career.

Customer satisfaction and word of mouth can either keep a business growing or sink it rather quickly. For Professional Carpet Systems, their attention to customer satisfaction and 200% guarantee on cleaning services has grown the business steadily over the years. “We like that we can see the results and satisfaction of our customers every day. Being able to get our disaster customers’ lives back to normal is very rewarding. We are also happy to be able to provide employment opportunities and feel that we are making a positive contribution to our community,” commented Jeff Long. Professional Carpet Systems has grown and evolved over the years to meet its customers’ needs. What started out as a carpet cleaning and dyeing business, serving over 95% of the apartment communities in Winston-Salem, now sets the standard for carpet cleaning of residential homes. “From the start, we have made our family values those of our business…we treat every home and property as if it were our own. Treating others the way you want to be treated is the only way we know to run our business,” stated Jeff Long. Professional Carpet Systems is located at 351 Forum Parkway, Rural Hall. To schedule an appointment, call 969-2400.

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Remembering the Greats:

Siddhartha By Kat Bodrie

hink of all the products marketed to rid us of our discomfort and dissatisfaction and increase our happiness and contentment. All of them, right? Yet how many have lasting effects?


I call this out not to depress you (gotta take a Prozac now!), but to call attention to the benefits of meditation, self-improvement, and self-searching.

on this path, nothing he does will change his misery. Siddhartha’s excessive lifestyle reminds me of ours. Most of us have everything we want and then some. Is it wrong to want the best for ourselves and our families? I don’t think so, but our culture of overindulgence is paying the price in the form of obesity and other health problems, including emotional and mental ones, as well as excessive production of greenhouse gases that are heating up the atmosphere. (The U.S. consumes 25% of the world’s resources, yet makes up merely 5% of the world’s population. Now, where’s that Prozac?) Obviously, reverting to an ascetic lifestyle wouldn’t be satisfactory or even healthy either, so what is the solution?

Siddhartha, the main character from the novel of the same name, grows up in an Eastern culture at the time that the Buddha lived. He even encounters the Buddha in a garden and speaks with him about the Self, but he does not become a follower, unlike his best friend Govinda. Siddhartha, as this allegorical novel shows, must follow his own path.

Siddhartha leaves his indulgent lifestyle and encounters the river that he first crossed on his way to the city. He meets the ferryman who rows people across the river. Siddhartha accepts the ferryman’s invitation to live with him and learn his trade. They sit by the river together, listening to it, and over time, Siddhartha learns from it. He realizes that everything--every person he has ever encountered, every emotion he has ever felt--is all part of the same essence. He finally understands the unity of everything. Thus enlightened, he lives in complete peace and wisdom.

Taken to one extreme, Siddhartha becomes an ascetic, one who shuns Earthly pleasures and makes himself suffer. He fasts for days on end; he repeatedly becomes excessively thirsty. Yet he finds that even in this lifestyle, he cannot master his hunger or thirst. He cannot master or understand or fully reach the Self.

What can we gain from this tale, written by Hermann Hesse in 1951? The ending reminds me of Candide by Voltaire, in which the main character decides, after years of exploring the world, to live a simple life as a gardener. “We must cultivate our garden,” he declares--twice--and since writers sometimes say things more than once to show that there is a deeper meaning at work, we can conclude that he means it more figuratively than literally.

Taken to the other extreme, he becomes a merchant, immersed in the habits and customs of the city. He makes money; then, he drinks and gambles his money away. The true reason for this lifestyle, though, is the courtesan Kamala. He must make money in order to give her gifts in exchange for love and pleasure. After twenty years of this lifestyle, he realizes he no longer hears the voice of the Self. He is miserable, and he knows that if he continues

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We, too, can cultivate our own gardens. There is something to be said for a moderate lifestyle, for the simple life, whether it is by a river or in a garden. Both authors indicate that being close to nature is part of that lifestyle. Take some time today to sit outside, breathe slowly and deeply, let your mind go and listen to nature. Perhaps you will experience enlightenment, but even if you don’t, you might find a brief moment of peace in a complex world. And the more of those moments, the better.

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Wow! The Girls’ Night Out Party at Was So Much Fun! So many attendees brought wonderfully creative crafts for the Pin Contest – everything from handmade scrapbooks to a lobster made of recycled materials to upholstered chairs. Attendees voted by putting a pushpin in the cup of the most “pinteresting” item. See the photo of our winner! The appetizers, cupcakes, gourmet popcorn and wine were amazing! Thanks to all of our Pinterest Partners! Our models of all ages styled the latest hair, fashion and

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makeup. They rocked sassy dresses, wavy hair and a touch of turquoise eye shadow. The 160 attendees enjoyed making three different crafts to take home and got some new ideas on ways to decorate their homes. Did we mention the swag bags filled with hair product, makeup and clothing? Sound like fun? Be on the lookout for the next Pinterest Party!

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Ivy Arch: A Unique Boutique By Susan Woodall


f you manage to run a successful business for 17 years during bad economic times as well as good, then you must be doing it right. Judy Angell, owner of Ivy Arch, is definitely one of the ones doing it right! "I have always had retail in my blood," said Angell. "My first job at age 16 was at Woolworth in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. I loved it and always had a job in that business during my high school and college years. I had a yearning to open my own business in a field I loved. My first entrepreneurial experience was the opening of Habersham Plantation Country Store in Hanes Mall. After a few years, I 'retired' from the mall and opened Ivy Arch." Angell opened Ivy Arch in November 1995 in the Whitaker Square shopping center. "I planned on providing fine and unique gifts, beautiful home decor and small furniture items, as well as some jewelry and accessories that were unusual and exclusive," said Angell. "We also printed party and upscale wedding invitations. As customers' tastes changed, Ivy Arch stayed ahead with new products and lines. But over the years, several things haven't changed at all: continually introducing new and unique products, outstanding customer service and our free signature gift-wrap. I have strived to provide the most exciting merchandise for our customers and their classy tastes. Currently, I would describe Ivy Arch as a very unique boutique. In a nutshell, that IS our store." In 2007, Ivy Arch moved across the street to the Sherwood Plaza shopping center on Robinhood Road. "This gave the store a fresh look,"

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said Angell. "New products were introduced, and there was a more special shopping experience for both old and new customers.� Loyal customers often reflect that each time they visit they see something new and different. Products are continually added and displays refreshed to keep the interesting look. The industry has evolved over the last few years into one that has seen tremendous growth in fashion, jewelry and accessories. With the economic times as they are, folks have found they can find that perfect accessory that will totally change their outfit around, and although it's beautiful and unique, it doesn't cost them an arm and a leg. Ivy Arch has well over 2,000 items from more than 150 companies. A few of the lines Ivy Arch is pleased to carry include: Brighton - a gorgeous line of silver jewelry, handbags and home decor; Pandora sterling silver charms, bracelets, earrings and more; Vera Bradley an extensive line of quilted handbags, backpacks and luggage items all in beautiful and colorful patterns; Spartina 449 - handbags and accessories made of linen and leather,

including a complete line of Kindle and phone covers, etc.; Lindsay Phillips - the famous "switch flops" and other wonderful shoes; Tyler Candle - a very classy candle line made in Tyler, Texas; Thymes - a wonderful line of lotions, soaps, candles and the sought after Frasier Fir fragrance; and Aromatique- a beautiful botanical decorative fragrance (potpourri). "Store manager Lori Bates and the rest of the staff (most of whom have been with Ivy Arch for several years) are always eager to please, as another primary focus of ours is customer service," said Angell. "Folks can be assured they will have the most helpful, knowledgeable and friendly sales staff around. They truly go the extra mile to accommodate their customers." Ivy Arch is also active with social media. "One can join our email list, and they will be periodically sent new product information, and occasionally, an extra discount coupon," said Angell. "Like us on Facebook, and the same holds true. Ivy Arch is a convenient place our customers know they can go, buy a unique gift for a reasonable price and get beautiful, free, signature gift wrap."

The next time you are looking for that something special for yourself or someone who is special to you, make sure you visit Ivy Arch; you will not be disappointed. Ivy Arch is located at 3382 Robinhood Road in the Sherwood Plaza shopping center. For more information, visit the Website at

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Laster’s Fine Art & Antiques By Ryan Laster pening a new business in the middle of an economical recession might sound a bit foolish to most people. It certainly sounded foolish to us during the months leading up to our grand opening one year ago. My father, Larry Laster, and I had never done anything quite like this before. Sure, I’ve worked in retail for a number of years and my father has been in his line of work close to 39 years, but building a storefront and attracting new customers? That venture was new to us. So we found our location, gutted it from the inside, and started fresh. We had a decent amount of inventory for the first few weeks our doors were open and a few new customers came and went without much activity in terms of sales. Then we received word that my father’s close friend, Earline King, who had recently passed, had named us in her will as the representatives to handle her estate. While this was an emotional time for us, it was also a great blessing for our new endeavor. Word of us handling her estate spread quickly, which meant we had much to accomplish in little time. The whole shop had to be rearranged to make room for Ms. King’s estate, which was no easy task, and time was of the essence. Cut to a week later when we held our grand opening, which took place on a Saturday and Sunday in late August, 2011. The turnout was outstanding. Our gallery on Stratford Road was filled to the brim. You literally could not move because of the crowd. Needless to say, that weekend was a huge success. We firmly believe our business would not be where it is today without the help of Ms. King’s estate. We’ve continued to grow over the last year thanks to our ever-expanding list of faithful customers that keep walking though our doors. We love to see new and familiar faces enter our gallery and leave smiling each and every time. A business cannot be successful if their customers are not happy, which is why we strive to go the extra mile for every client. Larry and I want our customers to love their purchases from us. We even allow them to take artwork home before making the commitment of purchasing it, without knowing whether it will work or not. Keeping close to the community has always been a big priority with our business, and one way we do that is by promoting local artists. Our gallery contains numerous works by Joseph Wallace King, Rebecca Patman, Della Roberts, Gene Hege, Betty Mitchell and Stephen White, all who have worked in North Carolina. We have also hosted

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many pieces of furniture originating from Salem or Bethania, including a tall case clock by Johann Eberhardt and Johann Friedrich Belo, a linen press by Jacob Siewers, as well as a number of Karsten Petersen pieces. These artists and furniture makers have had a major impact on the arts in Winston-Salem. They give hope to those who might have lost it along the way, and allow aspiring artists someone to look up to. My father and I want to allow people that outlet, a place they can come and see how someone so small was able to make such a big impact on the people around them. Each day we anticipate seeing what new and interesting things will come our way. We would be nothing without the people that have supported us in our crazy endeavor, and we want to thank you for your continued support. 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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Lauren Light Releases

“Time Bomb” By Meghan E.W. Corbett

hough Winston-Salem seems like a relatively small town without much recognition on the national stage, some people are showing why it deserves to be front and center every now and then. Lauren Light, an extremely talented musician who is making her mark on the music scene with some of the most original sound many of us will ever hear, is one of those people.


“I would describe my style as pop/rock with a hint of blues,” said Light. “Every song I write is for the listener, so most of my songs are about others. If I wrote about myself all the time, it would get rather boring. I want to write songs that can reach out to people, so they know someone out there can relate to them.” Life experiences can be great motivators for song creation, but Light believes it took something a bit bigger to get her on this path. “God is my inspiration for pursuing a music career because he never gave me any other choice,” said Light. “I don’t think I ever had a moment where I thought this is something

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I would like to do. Singing was something I always did and needed to do to be 100% myself and happy.” According to the website, “most compare Lauren Light’s style to a mixture of Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson and Fiona Apple all stirred together. She is making a huge splash into the music scene by winning Kernersville Idol, getting runner up for Go Triad’s Best New Act, runner up for 2012 Best Vocalist in ‘Yes Weekly’ and winning the 2012 Carolina Music Award for Best Rock Female.” Light’s career is only just beginning, and last month, she released her newest single “Time Bomb.” But Light is not slowing down, and she hopes every song she writes and records shows her fans a new dynamic of her ability. “I hope to grow as an artist where each song is better than the last and continually have my music spread,” said Light. For more information, contact Lauren at, or visit for music samples and upcoming shows.


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Looking for Love Online: Choosing and Using Dating Sites By Omar & Christie


o you are still struggling in your search to find Mr. Right? You didn’t find him at the K&W or in your small town. Your friends have run out of eligible men to introduce you to and you are the only single woman at your church… Where can you look now? How about the Internet? There are 54 million single Americans and over 5 million use online dating. Adventure, a bigger selection, a potential long-term relationship, and the fact that almost every adult has or is using the Internet are all reasons to explore this dating venue. Where do you start? ranks the 10 top sites out of 1,500 sites for 2012 as, eHarmony,,,,,,,, and True. And there are numerous others to choose from. How do you choose the best site for your needs and wants? And maybe you don’t want your friends and family to know that you are surfing these dating sites. Start by visiting each site and determining the cost of membership and the detail of personal information required to join each Web-based source. For instance, on eHarmony, you have to complete a personality inventory or survey that is designed to match you with potential partners with similar hobbies, values, and goals. This survey typically takes about 30-45 minutes to complete, but could be worth your time in helping to filter your potential matches based on your answers (think Briggs-Meyers, but for dating). You may only be willing to date people in certain age ranges or locations, or with or without certain habits, like smoking.

Some sites like ask you for more general likes and dislikes in a potential date, without the personality survey. Some men may be more likely to complete because it is faster, more direct, and requires less personal input and disclosure. Men who may be more scientific in their approach to dating may lean towards eHarmony, trusting that more data “in” results in better data “out.” Women may tend to explore dating websites that cater to their age group or interests. After completion of preliminary data, you are ready to sift through potential dates, probably on a daily basis! While this dating arena may seem foolproof, red flags and potential concerns do exist. To avoid potential dating disasters, develop your own set of filters before surfing the net. Filters may include spirituality, location, views toward children, age or

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numerous other variables that mean a happy life for you. With this filter in mind, begin reviewing profiles of interesting dates and look for profiles with multiple pictures and not just a “glamour” shot. Look for pictures taken in relaxed settings or activities mentioned in their profile. While you hope everyone answers the survey questions truthfully, there are some who do not answer so accurately (it is reported by that 81% lie about height, weight, or age). A “few pounds overweight” may really mean about 40 pounds overweight. Age is another category that can be stretched by dating site users to obtain matches with typically younger dates. You can ask some skillful questions in a non-threatening way during your first date to weed out the truthful answers from the exaggerated ones. Realizing that some answers may not be 100% accurate may not be as big an issue if you keep your key filters in mind. Maybe age is not as important (it is just a number) while their employment status or religious views are deal breakers for you. After filtering potential matches and choosing one or more to meet, suggest a time to call and if the conversation goes well, then agree to meet them in a public place in your own hometown. Do not give them your phone number or meet them in their hometown. Now the process becomes closer to the typical dating process, though the complications of distance dating are more likely to be an issue with online contacts unless your filter system includes local matches only. This process of dating is a necessary step in discerning the sincerity of your date and his answers online. You want to be a “real date” and not someone’s “fling.” When thinking about meeting someone for the first time, try “Googling” them first and looking for any background red flags or “Facebooking” them prior to an in-person date or, heaven forbid, deciding to meet them in Las Vegas. Online dating could result in finding a potential Mr. Right even if he lives 3 hours away. Technology now shortens that gap with Skype, iPhones, etc. If you use your filters and safety tips, then the worst thing that could happen might be that you have to buy dinner with someone that looks nothing like their profile and maybe suffer through a boring dinner conversation. You are out there, trying, exploring, and meeting new people.

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To Your Health! By Sara Migliarese & Dave McConnell

Is Cycling for You?


f you have ever found yourself driving near Lewisville on a Saturday morning or on a Tuesday or Thursday evening, you probably have encountered groups of cyclists sharing the road with you (or vice versa). Most of the cyclists appear to be men, but there are some women speeding along, too, dressed in cycle jerseys, padded pants, and racing glasses. And if you work out at any local YMCA or gym with a spin class, you can also spot “indoor” cyclists who seem just as dedicated to this form of exercise, but without the special gear. So what is so alluring about this sport and is it for you?

A recent article in Women’s Health magazine listed some top reasons for joining the cycling craze, starting with the calorieburning ability of road cycling. They reported that a 135pound woman pedaling 12 to 14 miles an hour blasts 488 calories in 60 minutes. By the looks of cyclists leaving a typical 45-minute spin class, exhausted and sweaty, they may burn more calories than the road cyclists. Cyclists also develop improved muscle tone and strength in core muscular, upper arm muscles, and especially in quads, glutes, and calf muscles that help propel the bike. This is particularly true when riding on a varied road course that includes hills or when trying a spin class designed to mix sprinting, hill climbing while seated and in standing, and endurance sets. While the ability to burn calories and tone muscles is important to most women, the opportunity to prevent joint stress, fatigue, and heart disease may be even more desirable. Cycling puts less stress on knee joints, ankles, and the spine than running or walking if the cycle is fitted appropriately to the rider. The knee joint should have a slight bend on the down pedal stroke; the saddle should be level and not tipped too far forward or backward; the handle bars should not be lower than the saddle. Spin class instructors and cycle shop professionals can assist cyclists in achieving a proper fit between them and their bikes.

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Cycling has also been shown to lower blood pressure and high LDL cholesterol levels, which are linked to heart disease. The aerobic benefits of cycling can be achieved in at least 30 minutes of high-paced biking three times per week. Fatigue may also be influenced by cycling through the brain’s release of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is linked to energy. Patrick O'Connor, Ph.D., a professor of kinesiology at the University of Georgia at Athens, reports that there is no need to ride hard to harness this perk. People in his study who pedaled at a low to moderate pace three times a week fought fatigue best. Despite all of this good news about biking, some potential female cyclists may hesitate to try this sport due to fear of difficulty keeping up in the beginning, or pelvic discomfort from long rides, or safety on the road. In 2010, 1.7 % of the total traffic fatalities in North Carolina involved bikes, for a total of 23 cyclist fatalities. Following a few safety tips when biking can help lower the chances of a collision. Wearing a helmet, bright clothing, reflective markers, and following the rules of the road are just a few riding tips that can help. Websites such as provide advice on how to safely negotiate intersections and areas with parked cars. And a spin class can resolve all road safety concerns. Like any other new sport, just getting started may be the toughest step. Don’t expect to keep up with other riders in the beginning; give yourself some time to condition your muscles and learn proper riding techniques (posture, gear usage, foot/ankle position). Expect some muscles soreness and slowly build mileage to prevent injury. Stretching before and after each spin class or road trip can also help prevent muscle soreness. Lastly, in a Yale study involving female cyclists and pelvic discomfort, results point to low handlebar position (below the saddle position) as the primary cause of pelvic soreness and numbness. Low handlebars force women to lean forward on the perineum, especially those riders who use “drop bars” for a more aerodynamic position. Proper bike setup, padded cycle pants, anti-chafing cream, and the right saddle can help many women ride in comfort. So if cycling sounds interesting to you, one way to give it a try is to take a spin class at a local gym or YMCA where the instructor can set up your bike for proper fit and optimal performance. Try spinning for a few weeks to see if you enjoy the experience and, if you find the “road” calling, rent a road bike or trail bike for a week or two to find out if you enjoy outdoor biking. Biking in the outdoors with a more experienced cyclist may also ensure more safety and more fun. Happy cycling!

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ATHENA’S RUN 2012 By Meghan E.W. Corbett


opefully, many of us know that awareness is perhaps the biggest tool in preventing cancer in our bodies. Early detection can mean the difference between life and death, so routine screenings are a must, but noticing changes in our bodies can also aid in detection between doctor visits. Helping the effort for every woman to understand the best way to stay on top of gynecological health is Athena’s Run. “In 2009, the first ever national race for women’s cancer, hosted by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer was held in Washington, DC, to try and raise public awareness about gynecologic cancers,” said Dr. Elizabeth Skinner. “I was able to run the race, along with Brook McKenzie, a fellow OR nurse; Alison Perkins, a PA in our practice; and a very dear ovarian cancer patient who participated, despite being on active treatment at the time. The whole weekend was amazing, and I left asking the question, ‘Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could do something like this in Winston-Salem?’ In 2010, I enlisted the help of Alison Perkins, PA-C, and Robin Atkinson, RN, to make this dream a reality. With their tremendous help, and the energy and faith of seven patients, Athena’s Run for GYN Cancers was born.” There are many aspects of Athena’s Run that help women stay healthy, whether they have been affected by cancer or not. “Athena's Run for GYN Cancers is a 5k run and one-mile survivor's walk intended to raise money and awareness for the fight against gynecologic cancers,” said Dr. Skinner. “Inspired by the national Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Movement, a grass-roots effort launched in 2009 to inform the public about gynecologic cancers, Athena’s Run was created to be a local platform for public engagement in the Piedmont Triad region. The mission of Athena's Run is to celebrate, honor and lift up the women affected by gynecologic cancers. We will increase public awareness about gynecologic cancers and raise funds to support education, advocacy, care and research. Our vision is to end gynecologic cancers through prevention, early detection and effective treatment.” Though efforts like this are taking place worldwide, the statistics on public awareness are still low. “GYN cancers are malignancies of a women’s reproductive tract that can affect women of any age,” said Dr. Skinner. “The cancers most commonly include cancers of the uterus, cervix and ovary, and less commonly the vulva and vagina. In the United States alone, more than 88,000 women will be diagnosed with one of these cancers, and in that same time, roughly 28,000 women will succumb to their disease.”

For those who may not understand the effects routine screenings can have, consider this: “In the early 1900s, cervical cancer claimed more lives than any other cancer in the United States, however, with Pap smear screening, over the past 50 years, the mortality from this cancer has been reduced by 74 percent,” said Dr. Skinner. No one understands the importance of early detection like a survivor. “I wish every woman knew that she needs to listen to her body,” said Teresa Ball. “If you think something is wrong, you keep going to doctor after doctor until you get an answer. So many ladies think just because they have had a normal Pap smear then they can't have cancer. Ovarian cancer like I had isn't detected by a Pap smear. Athena's Run is important to me for several reasons: I'm a survivor, the money raised helps get word out about the warning signs of GYN cancers and helps pay for exams that some women can’t afford, and it’s important because I'm walking in memory of two special ladies in my life that once belonged to my support group, Kim Bachman and Karen Favreau, may we always remember these sweet souls that have passed on.” Ann Smith, also a survivor, believes in the work that Athena’s Run is doing. “I was registered for the run last year, but was sick and could not attend,” said Smith. “The funds raised by Athena’s

Run provide seminars and workshops for GYN cancer patients. Joining the GYN support group was the best thing for me. I was uplifted and encouraged by new friends and sister survivors. They were positive and encouraging and gave me strength.” Now that Athena’s Run is thriving, it is receiving support from businesses in the community. “Due to the awareness brought about by Athena’s Run in 2011, we received a three-year grant from the Women’s Council of Forsyth Medical Center Foundation to extend the nurse navigator program at the Derrick L. Davis Forsyth Regional Cancer Center to include a dedicated RN to provide this service for our GYN cancer patients,” said Dr. Skinner. “Funds raised by Athena's Run have also supported community lectures on a variety of GYN cancer topics, as well as provided funding for the first GYN Cancer Survivors course here in Winston-Salem, an informational event for patients and their families on GYN cancers and survivorship.” To send a tax-deductible donation, please mail a check made out to “GYN Cancer Fun/FMC Foundation” to Athena’s Run c/o Elizabeth Skinner, 1010 Bethesda Court, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. For more information, including how to register for the event, visit the website at, or email

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“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” – Winston Churchill


ast month, we examined using commas for nonessential phrases and clauses, conjunctions, and contrast. Let’s look at the next four rules.

RULE 4: INTRODUCTORY PHRASES For goodness’ sake, don’t feed the snakes! By the time you read this, I will have gone to the grocery store. In fact, the weather is 85 degrees Fahrenheit today. On Monday, the Senate met for a hearing. Certain style guides (like AP style for journalists) indicate the needlessness of placing commas after short introductory phrases: On Monday the Senate met for a hearing. Commas after introductory phrases can clarify sentence meaning. If you aren’t following a style guide, place commas after all introductory phrases for simplicity’s sake. RULE 5: AVOID COMMAS BEFORE PREPOSITIONS Prepositions include words like for, of, as, on, in, to, by, before, after, and during. Do not place commas before or around them unless another comma rule is at play. Don’t feed the snakes for goodness’ sake! I will have gone to the grocery store by the time you read this letter. The weather is 85 degrees Fahrenheit today, in fact.

RULE 6: ITEMS IN A SERIES When listing items in a series, place commas between them. The Senate met on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. Some style guides advise against using the last comma when the series is short. The Senate met on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. If doing so could confuse the reader, use the final comma. We ate omelets, shrimp and grits, and bananas. RULE 7: ADJECTIVES When describing a noun, place commas between adjectives that could have “and” inserted between them and still make sense. The green, treeless hill (the green and treeless hill) The red, brick building (the red and brick building) Do not insert commas when adjectives work together, or when one adjective refers to the other. The brick red building (“brick red” is a color) The corrugated steel roof (“corrugated” describes the type of steel) Sometimes a hyphen is necessary for compound adjectives. The blue-green sea NEXT MONTH: RULES 8-13. Kat Bodrie is an English instructor and tutor at Guilford Technical Community College. She is a regular contributor to Forsyth Woman, Forsyth Family, and Winston-Salem Monthly magazines. Her blog is

The Senate met for a hearing on Monday. In the third sentence, we place a comma before “in” because rule 1 trumps it. One can argue that “for goodness’ sake” is not essential to the meaning of a sentence and should be set off with a comma. Whatever you decide, be consistent!

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Catching Up with a City’s Dear Friend By Carolyn S. Peterson


hen Ronda Bumgardner, former SAM, Straight Answer Ma’am for The Winston-Salem Journal, left her job in February of 2009, she embarked on a journey that led her back to things she knew well – some good and some not so good. Not the Path We’d Always Choose Life is funny and many times it has a way of coming back around, bringing us back to our beginnings. But it’s often said that ‘life is about the journey, not the destination.’ Such is the life of Ronda Bumgardner. When Ronda resigned as the Ask SAM columnist, the lady with all the answers, or at least the one who knew where to find them, needed some time to find her own answers. “I was emotionally drained from a breast cancer diagnosis in 2008, leaving a job I dearly loved and a marital separation, so my son and I moved to Texas to live near my sister and I started back to what I love: writing,” recalled Ronda. It was that move that reconnected her with an old friend, whom she never thought would’ve played such an important role in her new life. “When I first began working at The Journal in the 1980s, I briefly dated Jeff Carter. Over the years, we kept in touch with emails a few times a year. While I was in Texas, we began talking more, catching up when he traveled to Dallas on business. With both of us having sons and sharing a concern for their well-being after a divorce, we really bonded. Eventually he moved to Texas to be with me,” Ronda said. Jeff’s work took him to New York City in November 2010 and Ronda joined him in January. Those days for the couple were filled with the magic that is NYC, the bustle and excitement of a big city, and breathtaking views from their apartment. But it wouldn’t be long before Ronda and Jeff would hear something that would really take their breath away….. The Helplessness of Cancer Ronda had been cancer free for two years so the idea of recurrence was out of her mind, for the most part. “My mammograms and sonograms always came back fine, but in October 2011, I knew something was terribly wrong because I had intense pain in my bones and lungs. Additional tests were needed,” said Ronda.

Although Ronda didn’t feel well, and it wasn’t the best of circumstances, she and Jeff married in November 2011. While in Winston-Salem visiting family for the Christmas holiday, Ronda received the news that the doctors thought her cancer had returned. After a lung biopsy, it was confirmed that Ronda’s cancer had distantly metastasized and was in her lungs, bones and lymph nodes. While Ronda was dealing with what to do next in her treatment, Jeff wrestled with his feelings of helplessness. “When Ronda and I got the news of her cancer, we were devastated and I wanted to understand how I might support her; I fancied myself as a man of action, yet everything I read offered no way to take action,” recalled Jeff. To help others in this situation, Jeff, along with friend Don Krause, co-wrote ‘The Art of War for Cancer,’ based on the published lectures from Sun Tzu, a Chinese General. “The philosophy underlying ‘The Art of War’ deals primarily with decision-making under stress. ‘The Art of War for Cancer’ develops a sound, time-tested structure for making decisions that encourage effective choices under difficult circumstances,” Jeff commented. Sometimes Home is the Best Place to Be… Feeling it best to be with family, Ronda and Jeff moved back to Winston-Salem and are now living downtown. Ronda is being treated by oncologists at Forsyth and at Sloan-Kettering in New York. “Our family has housed us and fed us, and taken me to my doctor’s appointments. Because of my pain medications, I am unable to drive so I depend on friends and family,” stated Ronda. Like all of us, not having the next day promised, Ronda and Jeff live their lives to the fullest, focusing on the present, looking forward to their future. • To get updates on Ronda’s condition you can visit • ‘The Art of War for Cancer’ can be found on Amazon Kindle, iTunes and GooglePlay. Proceeds from the sales benefit a scholarship at UNC-G for students with an English major wishing to pursue a career in journalism.

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hen you are planning an event, whether it is a wedding, a corporate meeting or a family reunion, even the most organized and capable person can soon become overwhelmed with all the details. You need someone who can work with you and for you, taking your dream and making it reality. With over 30 years of experience in the floral design industry, Joanne Long provides her clients with full-service planning of any event. “For me, my job begins with listening to my client, advising and consulting with them, taking care of any need they have to make their event stress free. It’s what I enjoy…making dreams come true,” said Joanne, wedding and events planner. Bloom Where You Are Planted To say that Joanne Long blossomed into her career choice may be an understatement. Over 30 years ago, Joanne began working in the floral industry with her parents, owners of Talley’s Flower Shop, in King, NC. “Throughout school, college and after college I worked with my parents, learning floral design and finding what I love and was meant to do. I became a silk floral designer and buyer for Piece Goods

and remained in the industry as a master designer until I retired,” Joanne recalled. But retirement wasn’t all it was cracked up to be and Joanne got bored quickly. She continued her floral design and ventured into events planning. “I made so many contacts over the years with vendors that I decided I would take the next step, which was continuing to do what I was meant to do and what I have always done…help people make the times in their lives as special as they can be,” stated Joanne. To honor her parents and their legacy, she named the business Joanna Elizabeth, which is the name given to her by her parents Joe and Anna Elizabeth Talley, however most everyone calls her Joanne. But making those events memorable comes down to details, large and small. “With my retail store, I have many items, including elegant jewelry for weddings, proms and formal events, bridal veils and hats. For those ladies looking for vintage jewelry I have that, too, along with purses and silk wedding bouquets and reception arrangements, which I also rent,” Joanne commented. It’s All About the Details With the stress and responsibilities that come with planning an event, some details, big and small, may get overlooked, but

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By Laura Shelton, Owner, Your Pilates Place Posture Alignment Therapist Let’s go back – way back – to recall a time in our lives that we lived without any pain. And let’s make sure we include muscle aches, joint pain, headaches, and of course, those little male/female problems that we are reluctant to discuss even with our doctors. Time has caught up with us, maybe starting in our late 20s or early 30s, but by the mid-40s the thoughts of immortality or, shall I say, invincibility, have left us for a place far, far away. I suppose we can lay blame on several different areas, and at the top of list are the foods we consume that are injected with things that require a degree in bio chemistry to understand, modern technology making daily activity so very simple and almost effortless that we have become a society of couch and computer potatoes, and let’s not forget that real time is moving at a pace that dictates every moment of the day. Stress, stress and more stress. Everyone likes to discuss the problem, but I want to get to some solutions. Let’s get down to brass tacks, cut to the chase, and fix the problem before it’s too late. So for everyone that’s made it this far, here’s the skinny. Over time, our bodies become extremely dysfunctional due to the fact that we become misaligned. The left side and the right side are no longer working in harmony, our shoulders tend to slump forward and our spines get this strange tilt, as if we were carrying hundred pound packs around all day. This causes intense pain in the lower back and between the shoulder blades. And before long, our head ends up forward of the torso leaving us with common neck strain and migraines. Here’s a simple test to determine how far out of alignment from front to rear we have become. Take any wall in your home or work place, feet together, heels against the wall, shoulders blades against the wall, back of the head against the wall, and buttocks against the wall. If your body is in alignment from front to rear, standing in this position should be very comfortable for at least 15 minutes. If this stance feels alien to you, an alignment problem exists in the body. Just like running water, our bodies will take the path of least resistance, and this path leads to pain. The left side-right side test is just as simple. Standing at a position of military attention, heels together, toes at a 45 degree angle, shoulders pinned back, hands and arms by you side. Our bodies should be comfortable at this

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position for 15 minutes. If you notice yourself bending one knee to relieve pressure, or perhaps placing more weight to one foot or the other during this exercise, the body is again out of alignment – painful and not much fun! Your Pilates Place and Body Integration of Winston-Salem specializes in postural alignment therapy with a series of gentle and passive exercises developed by Pete Egoscue, a internationally recognized physiologist. Our therapists are certified through Egoscue University in California to develop specific programs for each individual to bring the body back into alignment and to a pain-free state. We start with each client by taking photographs against a graph background to determine what the naked eye can’t always see. We then develop a menu of exercises to bring the body back into alignment, very gently and very passively. The client can then practice this method in the privacy of the home to achieve maximum results. Clients periodically see our therapist to gauge the success and to receive new programs as the body repairs itself. We integrate our equipment Pilates and deep tissue massage to enhance the program, making the body powerful and strong, keeping the muscles and muscle attachments performing at maximum levels. Your Pilates Place will hold a free seminar and provide free body alignment assessments on September 29, 2012. You can obtain more information by visiting our web site at WWW.YOURPILATESPLACE.COM. It’s important that we all understand that there are ways to combat joint and muscle pain without surgery; movement heals the body and the body, given the proper tools, can heal itself. Your Pilates Place is located at 4808 Country Club Road. Call 336-659-0030 for more information.

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VO I C E A Story About a Charming, Handsome Abuser – Part 2 By Wendee Goodman n the August issue of Forsyth Woman, we met a dear friend of mine. Last month we learned that after the third date, *Brenda’s “gut” told her she shouldn’t be dating this charming, handsome and exciting man. However, after several break-ups, Brenda decided to marry *John. Last month’s Life Lessons: 1. There’s a voice speaking within you – listen carefully. 2. Blaming, disrespect and inappropriate language are all warning signs. 3. Excessive alcohol and anger are explosive. 4. The way a man treats his own mother is an indication of how he will treat other women.

called 911 or tried to divorce him, it would be the last thing she ever did. Brenda went back to bed and wondered if she would live to see the next day. Life Lesson 7: Watch for patterns of behavior. Brenda said patterns of terrible behavior began to emerge. John’s drinking continued and then he began to drink and drive more often, sometimes with her in the car. She remembers John throwing a phone at her and busting her nose on one occasion, and biting her finger on another. He also began to stay out all night. Brenda remembers him talking harshly to her children, and then the day came when she found the courage to tell him to leave.

Life Lesson 5: Marriage does not solve problems.

Life Lesson 8: An environment of verbal and physical abuse is not normal.

The first few months went well for Brenda and John. They began a life together and Brenda said that many of their friends thought they were the “perfect couple.” Privately, John was occasionally moody, but mostly he was very affectionate, kind and helpful around the house. Then, after six months of marriage, everything changed one evening.

As odd as it sounds, Brenda said she had to come to the place that she realized that her relationship wasn’t normal. She said telling her story made it clearer for her and she hoped it would make it clear for other women who are in a similar situation.

Life Lesson 6: Physical violence and threats have no place in a marriage. John decided to stay up late one night. He was very upset about a DUI he had received and he continued to drink that night. Brenda asked John to turn the T.V. volume down because she had to go to work the next day. John responded by turning the volume even higher. At some point near daybreak, John was asleep and Brenda picked the remote up and said the volume needed to be turned down. John jumped up, grabbed the back of Brenda’s hair and threw her to the floor. John was much bigger than Brenda and he picked her up again, this time by her throat, and threw her down again. Brenda said he was full of rage and was making a growling sound and then bit her on the nose. She said she thought she was going to die that night. He told her her that if she ever

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I asked Brenda if she would ever go back to John and she said no, but then she said, “Maybe if he stopped drinking and got the help he needed.” I asked her what she thought she deserved and she said respect, love, honesty and genuine caring. Brenda went on to say that being in the adult dating world is really hard and she guessed it all boiled down to the fact that she really didn’t want to be alone. I asked her how she saw the future and she said, “dull and very hard.” She said, “I guess overall the bad outweighed the good in my relationship with John. As we were wrapping up our time together, I asked Brenda what she would say to someone who found themselves in a similar situation and she said, “Run – run fast and never look back.” Reflecting on my time and conversations with Brenda, I have learned that Brenda is a strong woman, a woman with courage and a woman with insight. I’m thankful that Brenda was willing to share her story in hope of helping other women in dangerous relationships. The truth is, I’m still worried for Brenda and hope you will join me in praying for her and women everywhere who find themselves in relationships marred by emotional and physical abuse. * The names in this article have been changed.

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NC Wineries eptember is a great month to get outside in the Piedmont. The weather cools down a bit and an occasional hurricane wets the land and allows crops to plump up in time for harvest. One such crop, grapes, is the fuel for our ever growing winery industry. The Scuppernong grape, which is the official fruit of North Carolina, has been grown for at least as long as the first European settlers made Manteo their new home. There is evidence that our original residents, native Croatoan Indians in the Eastern part of the state, also grew grapes that were used in making wine.


The wine industry took a big hit during Prohibition and many of our spirits were temporarily made in the form of moonshine. Recently, though, the wine making industry has blossomed into a major economic force in North Carolina. NC is now the ninth largest grape and wine production state in the United States. Since 2001, the number of wineries in North Carolina has tripled. In 2008, there were 350 vineyards in the state that supplied 5,700 jobs. Biltmore is the most visited winery in the whole United States! According to one count, we now have 35 wineries in the Piedmont and 24 in the Yadkin Valley. Many of them are great sources for social events. Some vineyards offer laid back musical events and fundraisers; others offer the opportunity to take a llama trek and enjoy a gourmet luncheon during a short hike. Wine clubs, tours and tastings abound all over our area. Take a look at some of the events being advertised for September:

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Fun Fall Festivals to Your Taste By Andy Fenn September 2: Wine Trail Mini Festival, Flint Hill Vineyards (East Bend) September 3: Music in the Vineyard, Rafaldini Vineyards (Ronda) September 4: Wine 101 at Wine Merchants Gourmet, retail shop and restaurant (Winston-Salem) September 5: Summer Concert Series continues at Shelton Vineyards. (Dobson) September 8: Westbend Vineyards and Brewhouse Rocks! concert. Profits go to St. Jude Children's Hospital (Lewisville) September 21: Harvest Party at Childress Vineyards (Lexington) September 29: Crushin’ the Blues Fest at Raylen Winery (Mocksville) A great website to check out is They have an excellent listing of all the fun wine events taking place. So enjoy the harvest and see our beautiful wine country… it’s our own back yard!



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An American Cultural Experience By Emily Eileen Carter hat is more American than baseball and apple pie? For many people, baseball embodies the American spirit through sport, food, and family fun. The Winston-Salem Dash does all of the above and proved to be an interactive lesson in American culture for my English as a Second Language (ESL) class this past July.


As an ESL instructor for Forsyth Technical Community College, I am fortunate to teach and learn from students from all across the globe. Not only do I try to teach the English language, but I also incorporate lessons on American culture. Thus, baseball is something that I must teach. When I announced a class field trip to the Winston-Salem Dash game, my ESL students were ecstatic. Not only were my students elated to visit the state-of-the-art BB&T Ballpark, many were excited to see a live baseball game. While most of my students had seen baseball games on TV or in American movies, few had experienced a professional game in person. On Monday July 23rd, my class parked downtown and followed the BB&T Ballpark signs painted on the sidewalk that guided us to the stadium. We entered the stadium just in time to hold our hands over our hearts and sing the national anthem as we all saluted the enormous and billowing American flag. Compliments of Nikki Caldwell, Associate Director of Events and Marketing, and the Winston-Salem Dash, my students received Dash baseball hats. A collective sigh was heard as my students put on their baseball hats. This surprise souvenir really helped them feel like real Dash fans and even more a part of the game. My students immediately started taking pictures of the stadium, field, players and fans as we walked towards our seats. They were truly awed by how big, beautiful, and clean the Winston-Salem BB&T Ballpark was. MariCarmen Enciso Fuentes, an ESL student from Mexico, explained, “It was an incredible experience to be in the ballpark. Everyone was so nice. The stadium felt very safe, and it was so clean.”

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The fun was just starting for my students as we had “Carolina Plan” meal and game tickets. Before we got situated in our seats, my students and I enjoyed selecting from a delicious array of hot dogs, hamburgers, meatballs, pasta salads and sodas that this ticket-meal plan includes. Finally, we settled in our seats with good old American food, a Coke, and many smiles ready to watch the game. My students were on cloud nine; repeatedly thanking me, their faces glowing, their eyes wide and fixed on the field, they were mesmerized as they took part in a genuine American cultural experience. While most of my students knew the basics of baseball like hitting the ball and getting out, several of my Chinese students were not familiar with all of the rules of strikes, balls, stealing bases, etc. I gladly explained as the students watched and began to understand more as each inning passed. The students continued to be fascinated by the music, dancing, and endless entertainment provided between innings. As MariCarmen Enciso Fuentes described, “The time flew by because there were so many activities to watch. I really like how the staff included the audience. I loved watching the game ‘Funny Face’ and watching Bolt. It was so fun for me!” Li Guan, from China, added, “It was my first time to see baseball live. The atmosphere was so fantastic. I really liked the games at the break. It was very special for me.” The Dash went on to win that night 10-3, only adding to the joyous spirit. After the game my students walked out of the stadium slowly as they continued to take pictures and soak in the stadium lights one last time. It was truly a night to remember!

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w e N A hapter C By Susan Woodall n a plot of land where Robinhood Road and Buena Vista Road run into Reynolda Road sits a distinctive building. Formerly a Gulf gasoline station, the building now houses several businesses; among them is MingleWood Flowers. It is wonderful to find a shop as delightful as its owner, Marjorie (Margie) Imus, located in a serene, convenient location filled with beautiful flowers, gardening items and gifts.


But as fall approaches, so do the winds of change for MingleWood. "The big news with MingleWood Flowers is that it is now on the market for sale," said Imus. "I have decided after almost eight years at MingleWood Flowers, it is time for me to go back to my farm, Minglewood Farms in Surry County, that my husband and I began more than 20 years ago. We were one of the first growers in this area to provide organic produce and flowers to local restaurants and homes in the Winston-Salem area."

For loyal customers, this news will produce a chorus of "Oh, no!" but take heart, Imus is not going to abandon MingleWood Flowers completely until she has a buyer. "I realize it may take a little while to get the shop into proper hands, so I will continue to keep things fresh and exciting," she said. "In the meantime, I have gone to market to prepare for fall and the holiday seasons. We have picked out some wonderful gifts - some of which are beginning to trickle in already. One of the new items is a beautiful French tea towel, woven in a beautiful jacquard weave in great colors with wonderful motifs of fruits, vegetables and other botanicals. Another fun item at MingleWood Flowers is a terrarium made with air plants from Florida. We have placed these plants in wonderful glass containers with all the proper ingredients to create a beautiful living centerpiece which needs little care, just a spritzing now and then. People are loving these."

Although Imus knows the decision to sell MingleWood Flowers is the right one, it still brings sadness. "The flower shop has been a wonderful experience for me," said Imus. "I feel I have built a successful business here in a wonderful location. It is easy to stop in and pick up a flower arrangement (or have it delivered), orchid or plant, or stop in for that special gift of lotions and soaps, jewelry, terrariums and so much more. It does sadden me to think about leaving the friends and clients I have made throughout the years at MingleWood Flowers. My hope is that everyone will continue to visit me, but it will be on my farm instead of the shop!" If you think Imus is retiring to her farm, think again. "We are now about to take another turn in our life on the farm," she said. "We have decided to focus the energy on our farm to educating the youth in Surry and surrounding counties. We are calling our education center Sylvan Ridge Farm and Nature

Preserve. It is located in Westfield, NC. We feel that it is extremely important to reach out to the youth to help them reconnect to nature and conservation. After meeting with the assistant superintendent on the board of the Surry County public school system, we decided this was what we needed to do. We thought we would focus on the elementary age children, but after our discussion, they said they would like to tap us for the whole system, K-12!" It is clear that Imus is excited about the prospects of this new undertaking. "We feel we have a very special place here in the northeast corner of Surry County. Teachers can come to our farm with their students and use the facility to educate their kids on all that nature has to offer, including our alternative farming methods, learning tree identifications, wildflowers, birding, photography, art or the cycle of life in the forest and much more. We leave it to the teachers as to what they would like to focus upon on their visits." As for MingleWood Flowers, Imus hopes that someone will want to continue what she has started, whether by expanding what she has created or making it his or her own. "It has been a wonderful experience for me," said Imus. "I will miss it greatly, but look forward to the next chapter in our lives." MingleWood Flowers is located at 1100 Reynolda Road. Shop hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. For more information, phone 336.725.5364.


There are countless health benefits thanks to the delectable apple. Delicious yet nutritious, this fruit is celebrated throughout the month of September which, according to the U.S. Apple Association, is National Apple Month. Invite friends over to celebrate this classic fruit with the following recipes for an apple-inspired brunch.

An “Apple-licious” Brunch By Elisa D. Wallace and Emily Eileen Carter

Baked Brie with Fresh Apples 1 package of uncooked crescent roll dough 1 package of brie Cooking spray 2-3 chopped green Granny Smith apples Directions

1) Open and unwrap dough. Spray cookie sheet with spray. Do not tear dough apart - lay out onto cookie sheet. 2) Place brie on top of dough. Wrap dough around brie from bottom up; like wrapping a present. 3) Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes. Serve with chopped Granny Smith apples!

Waldorf Apple Salad 2 cups coarsely chopped red apples, about 2 medium apples 1 1/4 cups chopped celery 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 1/3 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons sugar dash of Allspice 1 teaspoon lemon juice Directions

1) Place chopped apple, celery and walnuts in a bowl. 2) Combine mayonnaise, sugar, Allspice and lemon juice. 3) Toss mayonnaise mixture with apple mixture. 4) Serve over salad greens if desired. Salad can serve from 4 to 6.

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1 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg 1-¼ cup milk 1 cup grated, peeled apples (pick your favorite variety) ½ cup raisins 2 Tablespoons canola oil maple syrup Directions

1) In a large bowl, combine: flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, salt and baking powder. 2) In a smaller bowl, mix egg, milk and oil. Then mix this in with the dry ingredients. 3) Fold in apples and raisins. 4) Heat a nonstick skillet or griddle to medium, coated with cooking spray or a small amount of canola oil. Pour ¼ cupfuls of mixture on hot skillet or griddle. Turn when bubbles surface to the top and cook on opposite side until golden brown.

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By Adrienne Reich When I begin counseling a couple with marital/relationship issues, I always ask the question, “What are the main issues or problems in the relationship?” Ninety-nine percent of the time the answer I get involves some aspect of communication. We have all heard of the book Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, and it is true that men and women often think and function very differently, so it’s no wonder we have communication problems. Some common differences between men and women include: • Women are able to think about multiple things at the same time, while men tend to compartmentalize. • Women want empathy when dealing with problems, while men tend to give solutions.

• Women are relationship oriented, while men are goal oriented. • Women tend to cope with stress by reaching out, while men tend to withdraw. • Women tend to be more verbal, while men tend to be less verbal. • Women tend to talk out loud while processing information, while men tend to process information internally. These differences can cause conflicts in any relationship with regard to communicating about finances, parenting, work problems, what to do for dinner, etc. Here are some tips for how to avoid some of the most common communication issues:

• Use “I” statements. An example would be “I feel hurt when you come home from work and go straight to the computer because it makes me feel like I am not a priority to you. Could you take 30 minutes to spend time with me before doing other things?” Beginning a conversation with an “I” statement instead of a “you” statement allows the person to hear what you are saying with less chance of becoming defensive. • Make each other a priority. With our busy schedules, work, kids, appointments, soccer practice, TV, email, facebook, texting, etc., it is difficult to find the time and energy for our partner. Find a time every day to check in with each other, eat dinner together if possible, schedule date nights away from the children, and make a rule that certain days or times of the week the TV, computer, and cell phones are put away. • Avoid bringing up the past when in conflict; deal with the present issue. • Focus more on the positive than on the negative. We are so prone to focus on the negative but all of us need to hear the positive as well.

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and she makes me laugh! We have a common heart and vision for this ministry and she has been an answer to many prayers.”

abysitters, technology, sickness, aging parents, careers, exercise, finances, promotions, child support, grief, homework, groceries, travel, raising grandchildren...and did I say LAUNDRY?!?! Many women find themselves “full” on paper (or on their iCalendars), but spiritually empty. With all the “stuff” of life, who has time to nurture their soul? Women describe themselves as “lonely in a crowd” and wish they had time to explore their “deeper questions.” Yet the merry-go-round keeps spinning, and they long for a place to retreat and gain perspective. Thus, God Encounters was “born.”

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God Encounters [GE] is a monthly community women’s worship event hosted by Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Each month women gather from various churches, denominations, and backgrounds to hear testimonies from “real women” and to worship together. Scan the crowd on the third Tuesday night of each month and you will see women of all ages and stages of life...married, single, divorced, thriving, struggling, working women, stay-at-home moms, those who have been Christians for years, and those who are seeking spiritual direction and truth for the first time. “I love God Encounters because it is about real women with real lives, encountering a real God,” says Alysia Grimes, co-founder of God Encounters. She and a dear friend and mentor, Pat Miller, started the ministry in 2005 under the direction of Dr. Gary Chapman as a place for women of the community to tell their stories and worship together. Alysia recalls a time when, after an event the first year, a woman in her 30s came to her and expressed her astonishment that “women spoke so transparently in church.” “That was affirming,” she reflects. “It was exactly what we had prayed for.”

“Since coming to God Encounters in 2008, I have served on the prayer and hospitality teams,” says Cindy. “Leading with Alysia this past year has been one of God’s greatest gifts to me. She is one of the most authentic, caring women I know and her heart for women has profoundly impacted my own walk with the Lord.” The GE team consists of about 30 amazing women (and a few lucky men with security clearances) who serve faithfully as greeters, prayer warriors, administrative experts, graphic artists, book and CD sales coordinators, worship leaders, blog writers and editors, CD duplication coordinators, photographers, and tech masters. A deliberate shift in the ministry took place in 2011 when the GE leadership team invited other churches to participate in significant leadership and speaker roles. That momentum has carried into the upcoming 2012-13 year, when worship teams, speakers, and artists from other churches in the community will take the lead in several of the events. The ladies who share their stories at God Encounters have walked in hard places and found Christ to be faithful, and while their stories are inspiring, Alysia explains that, “The vision for God Encounters is to give women hope that God sees them as well, and that they can know Him intimately. Because He created us, He knows how life should work. When we start to see our lives from God’s perspective, real life still happens, but it begins to take on meaning and purpose as we encounter Him face to face.” God Encounters will start the 2012-13 year on September 18th, 7 pm at Calvary Baptist Church’s Central Campus Worship Center. For details, go to

In 2011, Cindy Mills joined Alysia to co-lead the team. “‘I am tremendously encouraged by Cindy’s heart for both God and people,

Just the Facts about God Encounters: What to expect: Casual “Come as you are.” Who: If you are a woman, it’s for you! When: Third Tuesday night of each month (Sept-Nov, Jan-April) Time: 7:00-8:45 pm Where: Calvary Baptist Church, Central Campus or West Campus

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he U.S. maternal mortality rate has increased in the last several years.* African-American women in the U.S. are three to six times more likely to die during pregnancy than white or Latina women. Despite the existence of high-quality facilities, procedures and healthcare staff, many women are at risk during pregnancy because they don’t have access to these services.

Freeze says the documentary No Woman, No Cry “will broaden the perceptions community members have about at-risk pregnancy in various parts of the world, while building a positive identity for Planned Parenthood. It also highlights why this issue is important and what we can do to help.” Acting on Awareness

Planned Parenthood Health Systems and Women’s Action Network have teamed up to raise awareness and start a dialogue about pregnancy-related care, not just in the U.S., but globally. The groups are hosting a screening of No Woman, No Cry, which documents the experiences of pregnant women in four areas: a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania, a slum in Bangladesh, a post-abortion care ward in Guatemala, and a prenatal clinic in the U.S.

After the screening, audience members might feel moved to join the newly-formed Women’s Action Network. Sharee Fowler, a member of Women’s Action Network and a community volunteer who is helping coordinate the screening, explains, “The Women’s Action Network is a grassroots network of individuals and organizations in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County that is working to ensure that all members of our community receive comprehensive sex education and the full range of women's health services.”

Elizabeth Freeze, Director of Development at Planned Parenthood Health Systems, says the goal of the event is threefold. “We are raising awareness for maternal care and for Planned Parenthood locally, as well as debuting the Women's Action Network group.”

Fowler says the documentary “provides a powerful springboard for engaging community members in an intentional conversation about reproductive health and the issues facing women locally and around the world. It provides a lens for understanding and connecting with women who share similar challenges related to their health and access to care. No Woman, No Cry is intended to raise the consciousness of the audience and move them to advocate for better, more accessible reproductive healthcare for all women.”

The Challenges of Care, the Benefits of Planned Parenthood Because of the risks that come with having and raising children, Planned Parenthood can be an asset to women. Freeze explains, “Many of our patients do not have health insurance, and the costs of having children can be great. We work with women to ensure that they have the education and knowledge of healthcare options to prevent an unintended pregnancy. We are an essential provider in the current economy, where many women report difficulty in paying for contraception.” Ninety percent of Planned Parenthood’s services are devoted to prevention, including contraception, annual gynecological exams, breast and cervical cancer screening, sexually transmitted infections and HIV testing, health promotion counseling and education services. Planned Parenthood staff members also

Viewers might also choose to donate to Planned Parenthood or volunteer to help the organization raise awareness of its services. By working to extend access to care, we can prevent the needless deaths of pregnant women, both in Forsyth County and around the world. No Woman, No Cry will be shown at a/perture cinema on September 23 at 7:30 p.m. A discussion of the film will follow the screening, and popcorn will be provided. The film is free, but tickets are required due to limited seating. To RSVP, contact Elizabeth Freeze at or call 336-373-0678 ext. 6841. You can also RSVP at the Planned Parenthood website. Go to, and click on Events. Pick up your ticket at the theater between 6:45 and 7:15. To get involved with Women’s Action Network, contact Lois Roewade at * U.S. maternal mortality rates have increased to 21 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2010, up from 16.1 in 2009 and 12.7 in 2007, according to the World Health Organization.

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By Jonathan Black comfort zone and make an effort to talk to people about different activities in the school and meet other potential students. It not only gives you a good idea of what expectations are in classrooms and activities, but it reveals the type of students that are also looking at the school.


alking across an overly manicured lawn with people evenly spaced out in matching uniforms smiling, waving, and saying “welcome,” refreshments, and polite chatter of where you are from and how you got here – this seemingly perfect utopia can only add up to one thing: a college visit. As your junior year in high school rolls around, it is time for the love it or hate it experience of college visits. Some, like myself, prefer to drive or walk around campus on my own, without a scheduled tour focused on “selling” the school. Some prefer the over-the-top displays that many (usually private) schools conduct on special days where they host a plethora of students and offer a wide variety of experiences that a simple tour does not. These days can be overwhelming to say the least; forced mingling with students, professors and other leaders, combined with the horrible mixture of a student’s social and family life, can lead to minor panic attacks among students who are not social butterflies. No matter which school you visit, an open house can usually guarantee three things: a speech from the president or somebody in a high position in the school, one tour for the

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parents and one for the students, and finally, a smörgåsbord of information about clubs and majors. It is unfortunate that college open houses squeeze what is arguably the most important part of the tour into an untimely hour, filled with crowds fighting to get the attention of those speaking for each major or club. This was the area I was always most interested in but, at the same time, the one that most intimidated me. In order to get any attention or information, you must be aggressive in getting the representative’s attention. This area is not for the faint of heart, and it is likely that fight or flight will kick in. For those who wish to flee, take a minute to get adjusted to the overly stimulating surroundings. I was one of the students who spent 90 percent of my time overwhelmed by fast-paced open houses because they do not allow anyone to gain their bearings. My fellow introverts, it is imperative you step out of your

After attending open houses and tours at several schools, the process of finding the right fit can be exhausting. They all seem to offer something great that others do not. Universities have mastered the concept of open houses to do this to students, so even if a school is a bad fit, it can still seem appealing. After round one, it is time to narrow your choices and really do your research on the schools, away from all the pomp and circumstance. Treat this task importantly because, in this day and age, a student needs to have an idea of what school they want to commit to in order to save some money. Go back and visit the universities, but do not go on a tour or an open house – simply walk around campus and get a feel of the campus and student body. Hopefully this will give you a better idea of how the school operates when it is not putting on a show.



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Practical Safety Reminders for Workplaces… By Liz Eagle, Retired Senior U.S. Probation Officer


n my last article, I reminded you of the importance of practicing safety while jogging, running, or cycling. I also informed you that I am a retired federal officer and safety was ingrained in me through on-the-job training, rigorous and repetitive training sessions, and streams of information. In this article, I am pleased to have an opportunity to share some safety tips with you from the workplace perspective. After day in and day out on the job, we tend to get complacent in the routine. This comfortableness causes us to have a false sense of security. Some of the helpful tips provided below, if practiced, could reduce the likelihood of bad things happening to us. Some occupations are more susceptible to violence than others, and some times of the day, or year, are also more susceptible. Occupations that are at higher risk are those where employees transport money/valuables/prescriptions, work alone or in small numbers, or are in low-traffic areas. Times of the day or year where employees are at risk are pay dates, bill cut off dates, tax or holiday season, or late and early hours. You are cautioned to be mindful if you find yourself leaving the workplace overly exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated/angry, or excessively preoccupied with the weekend or holiday. These emotions cause us to be less in tune with our surroundings and any potential threat. I note that if you feel these emotions/symptoms repeatedly, it may be appropriate to contact your employer’s employee assistance program. They can be extremely helpful in sorting out problems associated with job stresses, personal, or financial problems - at no cost to you. Reach, an employee assistance program, located in Winston-Salem is one such organization that employers can contract with to offer assistance to their employees. Remember that criminals count on you being preoccupied to achieve their objectives. By watching, planning, and observing you can go a long way to protecting yourself. Here are a few tips to practice while in the workplace to keep you safe:

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REMINDER #1: In the office. • Depending on your job, keep your desk/work areas free of photos identifying family or the location of your residence. • Keep your desk/work areas free of objects that can be used as weapons (i.e., staplers, scissors, or vases). • Understand what constitutes workplace bullying and violence and report such to your supervisor. • Know all the fire escapes and what to do in the event of a fire. Have a plan.

REMINDER #2: Be aware of your surroundings as you arrive & leave the job site. • Avoid leaving work alone (i.e., early mornings/late evenings) and walk near lighted areas. • Avoid contact/conversation with people you are not familiar with. • Note cars that are not ordinarily parked in the lot. • Notice people sitting in the stopped vehicle watching you. • Don’t go to your vehicle if there are people you don’t know around or near it (go back to the office, or keep walking). • Make a fist around your keys with one key end pointing outward between two fingers. • As you approach your vehicle, glance underneath it (make sure no one is hiding under it). Glance in the back seat. • Wait until you are close to your vehicle to unlock it. • Lock your vehicle as soon as you enter it.

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I haven’t had to have a résumé in over 20 years and don’t have a clue what should go on one. I understand the format has changed as well as the information to include or not to include.


You are very correct in that résumés have changed through the years. I look for changes every two to three years. No longer should the résumé have Objective at the top or References Available upon Request at the bottom. That has changed for the better with the top portion of your résumé being more skills-based with qualifying information there or within job descriptions. You do not want to have a cluster of bullets listing every job duty. Better would be one bullet with a synopsis of the job description followed by a couple of bullets addressing a specific skill the hiring manager is looking for and how you have specific experience performing that skill – add to that a qualified achievement as a result. The third bullet could address another skill. Then, you could have a subsection heading of Achievements with a different bullet, and list those accomplishments. There was a commercial about a soft drink with a boy growing to a young man who, after a sale offer, would ask “And?” I would suggest that you do the same with your résumé. Once you list a skill at the top, ask yourself “And? So what?” when you are designing your comments under your job description. What makes you, your skills and experience unique? What makes you valuable to a company?


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how much wine we have to sell in order to make an impact for one of our partners.” Not only does ONEHOPE have a great group of charities it currently supports, it is always looking to expand to help in even more areas. “ONEHOPE works with national partners that we are able to track, so we know exactly what our money is being used for within the organization,” said Windham. “For example, it takes us eight cases of wine sold to fund one free mammogram. By having seven varietals in our brand portfolio, we are able to partner with different causes, and we will continue to expand and to grow our partnerships with other charities. We have launched ONEHOPE Weddings this year as a joint effort with catering and banquet facilities to offer a bride and groom a way to give back during their special day! We have also launched an inhome tasting company called Hope at Home that is currently available on the West Coast. This year, we launched our first sparkling wine that goes to fighting childhood hunger. Finally, we will be launching a Pinot for Paws campaign in 2013 in which proceeds will go towards ending Animal Cruelty.” For those interested in helping the cause without drinking the wine, you are in luck! “Customers can make donations through our foundation which allows us to give back to a multitude of causes besides the ones that you see on our wine labels,” said Windham. “This foundation also allows people to track and raise money for their own personal fundraising efforts as well! ONEHOPE is very supportive of all of those who help us give back on a daily basis! We have a ‘where to buy’ section on our website that lists our current partners throughout the country. We also have the most engaged fans in the wine industry on Twitter and are the third largest winery with a Facebook fan following. We look at our partners and fans as part of the ONEHOPE family!” For more information on ONEHOPE Wine, visit the website at, or email Shanna directly at You can also find ONEHOPE on Facebook at and on Twitter @ONEHOPEWINE. Each Wine Varietal goes to supporting a different cause: Chardonnay- Breast Cancer Sauvignon Blanc- Environmental Causes Merlot- Pediatric Aids Treatment Cabernet Sauvignon- Autism Zinfandel- Supports Our Troops Reserve Single Vineyard Pinot NoirChildren’s Hospitals Sparkling Brut- Fighting Childhood Hunger

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Merlot & Van Goghâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cultivating the Artist in the Child ou may have experienced or heard of the fun had at adult painting sessions offered by Merlot & Van Gogh art studio, where participants can bring a friend, a bottle of wine and snacks, and the whole room paints a particular image with a skilled artist on hand to explain each step. But Merlot & Van Gogh now also offers an after school art program for children called Masterpiece Makers.


After School Art Program Masterpiece Makers is a creative option for after school care, nurturing children's artistic abilities while teaching the elements of design in fun, colorful ways. Each after-school art session is from 3:30-5:00 p.m., one day a week for five weeks, culminating with an art show for family and friends. Session One lasts from September 4, 2012 through the week of October 8th; while Session Two begins the week of October 8, 2012 and lasts through the week of November 9th. Classes Offered Ages 5 to 8 will enjoy "Messy Mondays," where students will explore different methods of creative expression, painting "outside the lines" as they learn about different mediums and techniques. Children ages 9 to 14 can choose from "Time Travelers," "Wildlife Wednesdays," "3-D Thursdays" and "Fashion Fridays." On Tuesdays, students of "Time Travelers" will learn about different artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; styles from different time periods, creating a variety of related mixed-media art projects. "We learned about Jackson Pollack, who was a famous arter," said Sophie, age 5. "Yes, Jackson Pollack splatted his paint everywhere," explained Laurel, age 7, "and we made some paintings like his." "Wildlife Wednesdays" allows students to create a variety of wildlife-focused art, turning the classroom into an aquarium and other

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environments for the art show. On "3-D Thursdays," students will study the works of famous 3-D artists, such as Alexander Calder, and create a variety of three dimensional art. During "Fashion Fridays," students experiment with different fabrics and mediums to create wearable works of art, such as hand-dyed silk scarves. They also learn a unique T-shirt dying process and how to bead a necklace. Leigh Ann discusses elements of design with the children: color, line, shape and pattern. The cost of each session is $50 per child and includes materials. Class size is limited to 14 students, so early registration is recommended. Visit to register. Birthday Parties Merlot & Van Gogh also offers Masterpiece Makers Kids' Birthday Paint Parties. The birthday child chooses the subject matter to be painted -- a frog, dragon, panda, peace sign and "under the sea" are all popular themes. Party organizers are allowed to bring in cake and snacks. The cost is $20 per child and includes materials. About the Instructor Masterpiece Makers instructor, artist Leigh Ann Alexander, is an award-winning art and theatre educator with over 15 years of experience teaching children art and theatre. "Art is a great tool for teaching other disciplines as well," said Leigh Ann. She enjoys using the arts across the curriculum to assist children in areas of learning difficulties, integrating the arts to create "sneaky tutoring." She holds degrees in theatre arts education from Lees McRae College, Appalachian State University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Masterpiece Makers is held at Merlot & Van Gogh Studio at 1130 Burke Street, WinstonSalem, NC 27101 (beside Burke Street Pizza). Email:

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Score Another ne For The Teachers! The first annual tennis tournament is set to bring in more supplies for The Educator Warehouse! By Maria Glazener


nother school year is underway and the classrooms are busy with children, reading, writing and learning. The leaves are turning, fall is on the way and everyone is equipped with pencils, papers and notebooks. But as the days pass by, the pencils get dull and the crayons break and, eventually, the paper runs out. While school supplies are a staple to the start of a new year, most of the time, these supplies run out way before the school year is halfway over. Many teachers are hesitant to ask parents for more supplies, so it is good to know that teachers can rely on The Educator Warehouse to refill and refuel their classrooms throughout the year. The Educator Warehouse opened in August of 2011 and in its first year, it helped 700 teachers, 72 different schools, and distributed about $80,000 of donated materials! It is located in a pod behind Diggs/Latham Elementary School at 986 Hutton Street in WinstonSalem. It is open to all full-time WSFCS teachers (excluding principals and curriculum coordinators). All items that are purchased are to be used only in the classroom. Teachers are allowed to participate four times a year (once a quarter), and are awarded 25 points to use to go “shopping.” Teachers do not

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pay for their supplies; they use their points to buy their items. “All items are given points based on their retail value,” says Karel Chandler. “Most teachers walk out with about $150.00 worth of materials and supplies from each visit!” The Warehouse is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 on scheduled school days. It is also open on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00 to 11:00. Teachers must register online in advance for a specific day and time to shop, and can do so at The Warehouse operates throughout the year and a continuous supply of materials is vital to keeping the store open. All classrooms items run out of stock early and it is the mission of The Educator Warehouse to keep the store well-stocked throughout the school year. While many donations are received at the beginning of the school year, Karel Chandler tries to come up with ways to raise more money for supplies and materials. “We know that these supplies are needed all the time and we have organized our first Annual Tennis

Tournament to help fund The Educator Warehouse,” says Karel. This exciting event will be held on October 19th & 20th. The tournament will consist of doubles and mixed doubles and will be played at Westwood Tennis and Swim Club in Winston-Salem. The entry fees will be $40.00 per person or $80.00 per team. With that, the players will get an invitation to the cocktail party and Silent Auction Friday night, lunch on Saturday, and a guarantee of at least three matches. Participants and spectators can bring along supplies to keep the continuous flow of items in stock at the warehouse. “We are so thrilled about this event and we are looking for players!” says Karel. Anyone interested should contact Karel Chandler at: or 817-1673. For more information you can visit the website at: or contact Karel Chandler (above), Sue Pester at or 336-922-4710, or Nancy Sherrill at or 336-922-7250.

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Move It and Lose It

Doing Different By Kelly Melang


pril Hartsook, Personal Trainer, knows that part of her job is to help her Challengers not only understand that they CAN do different, but to give them the incentive to WANT to do different. When approached with the idea of a Team Forsyth Woman for the Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon, she jumped at the idea to help members of her fitness groups step out of their comfort zone.

workouts, to adding in swim, bike and run workouts with some “bricks” or combination workouts swim/bike or bike/run. As they progress in their training, they are not only finding new muscle groups they never thought existed (and were now sore), but they found new strength in the schedule, the commitment to each other to make it to race day and the commitment to themselves to “Want Different, Do Different.”

“I am so proud of our Beginner and Intermediate groups, how far they’ve come in just a short amount of time. Forsyth Woman has some entries to the Ramblin’ Rose on August 19th, a women only triathlon, which started my wheels turning. These groups are so excited about doing different, why not offer the challenge of a race?” said Hartsook. Keela Johnson, publisher of Forsyth Woman was on board. “I loved April’s idea,” she said. “The best part of a Ramblin’ Rose is that this triathlon is for ALL women, all levels. April, an Ironman herself, was the perfect person to build our team, and bringing in our Move It and Lose It Challengers is even better. I am so excited about these women stepping out of their comfort zone and challenging themselves.”

the work. Most of my groups were excited about the chance to train for and race in the triathlon. It made me so proud to see them step up to the challenge,” added Hartsook.

April Hartsook took her groups and set up a complete triathlon training schedule. “Some can go out and jump in a pool on race day and complete the race,” she said. “But I believe in the training schedule, in putting in the time April approached her groups with the to not just race on race day, but to be at idea. “I talked to them about the race and mentioned that we were already on a point where you can give it your best, and walk away satisfied. The schedules a workout schedule, so why not take it for the ladies helped them also to a new level and train to race? I understand the commitment athletes helped them understand that they were around the world go through, that you still on the path to getting into shape, put the time in to do it right,” says but now had a tangible goal, a race day looming out in the distance, and in order Hartsook. to get there and finish, they had to put in Our Challengers went from set weekly

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The best benefit of Wanting Different and Doing Different? “We’ve bonded as an Intermediate Group so quickly, and the same is true with the Beginner Group. I feel like not only will these women make it to the finish line of the Ramblin’ Rose but they will continue past that finish line together into the journey of LIFE. They will see at the end of this race that, just like life, things will get hard and there will be obstacles but there is nothing like the feeling you get when you cross a finish line and know that YOU DID IT! You made it!” laughed Hartsook. Are you thinking about making a difference in your life? Why not call April Hartsook, Personal Trainer, and learn how she is making many women “Want Different, Do Different.”

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CALENDAR of Upcoming Events SEPTEMBER 2012

AUGUST 29 LILLY PULITZER OPEN HOUSE 10am-6pm, Note Worthy, 282 S. Stratford Rd. Come check out Lilly Pulitzer's new fall line of accessories and stationery products. Discounts, giveaways and light refreshments. 724.1430 or

AUGUST 23 – NOVEMBER 8 HEARTSTRINGS PREGNANCY & INFANT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP 6-7:30pm, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter. The group is FREE and open to anyone who has experienced the death of a baby from conception to one year of age. Pre-registration. or 335.9931.


Crop Hunger Walk

WOMEN OF THE WORD (WOW) 9:30-11:30am, Calvary Baptist Church, 5000 Country Club Rd. WOW is a place for women to develop and grow in a real and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. WOW program is open to women from other churches and denominations. We meet on Wed mornings at Calvary's Central Campus in W/S and on Thur mornings at Calvary West in Advance, NC. FREE but a small fee may vary in each class depending upon material/curriculum. 714.5424.

SEPTEMBER 3 MUSIC IN THE VINEYARD 12-4pm, Raffaldini Vineyards, 450 Groce Rd in Ronda. Purchase a refreshing glass of wine from our award-winning selection as we feature a local musician.

SEPTEMBER 7-9 FORSYTH GEM MINERAL & JEWELRY SHOW 10am-7pm (7th-8th), 12-5pm (9th), Dixie Classic Fairgrounds Education Building. Private collectors, dealers and the mining industry will highlight the show’s theme of “History of Birthstones.” School groups admitted free; adults $2, children K-12 $1, and under K free. 416-3656

SEPTEMBER 8 BRENNER WALK AND BIKE RACE 9am, Old Salem Museum and Gardens. Lace up your walking shoes, get your family and friends together and join us for a walking adventure through Old Salem. Proceeds directly benefits the Brenner FIT (Families in Training) Program, which is a family-centered, evidence-based approach to weight management. To register, visit, or 7167985. BOOKMARKS BOOK FESTIVAL10am-5pm, Downtown W/S - Sixth and Trade Streets. BOOKMARKS brings writers and readers of all ages together as renowned authors, illustrators, storytellers and chefs share their work through readings, presentations, panel discussions, workshops and book signings. FREE.

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MORAVIAN FESTIVAL 10am-6pm, New Philadelphia Moravian Church, 4440 Country Club Rd. Food, music, children’s activities and lots of uniquely Moravian things to see and do. Rain or shine. Admission is $1. ANIMAL ENRICHMENT PARTY 11:30am-1:30pm, SciWorks Science Center, 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd. We need your help making new “toys” for them for our resident animals’ lives! We’ll supply all the materials and kick-off our exciting new Adopt-anAnimal program! 714.7109.

SEPTEMBER 9 TRIAD ORCHID SOCIETY AUCTION 1-5pm, Greensboro Council of Garden Clubs, 4301-A Lawndale Dr. Free to attend. No credit cards, cash and checks only to purchase auction item. MANAGING AN ALLERGY-FREE DIET 5-6:30pm, Baylin Dance Studio, 3818 Clemmons Rd. “Food Allergy Families of the Triad,” a new local food allergy support group, will hold a free educational seminar, “Managing an Allergy Free Diet” with Gloria Bartelt, MPH, RD, LDN of Encourage Nutrition. 650759-5336.

SEPTEMBER 10 GIRLS' NIGHT OUT 5 pm…until! District Rooftop Bar & Grille, 770 Liberty View Ct. Grab a friend, neighbor, co-worker, mother, sister, SOMEBODY and have a much need Girls’ Night Out. Enjoy fantastic drink and appetizer specials! Register for TONS of prizes and giveaways! Sponsored by FW Magazine, FW Engaged! and District Rooftop Bar & Grille!

SEPTEMBER 11 ORGANIC GARDENING 6:30pm, Kernersville Library, 130 East Mountain St. Learn to use natural and organic materials to grow vegetables, flowers, lawns and landscaping. FREE. Registration required. 703.2850

SEPTEMBER 12 KIDS’ MORNING OUT 10am-12pm. Hip Chics, 2668 Lewisville-Clemmons Rd in Clemmons. Grab a friend and the kids for a morning of fun and special discounts for mom. Introducing "Bunnies by the Bay"...storytime at 10:30am and 11:30am. Complimentary refreshments provided by Panera Bread and special kid friendly snacks. Door prizes, fun activities - Glimmer body art tattoos, toy demonstrations and more! Save 20% on your total purchase during KMO (cannot be combined with other offers). Each adult receives four tickets for our prize board drawings! 766.8122 BROOKSTOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH COMMUNITY FESTIVAL 9am-2pm, Brookstown United Methodist Church, 6274 Yadkinville Rd in Pfafftown. Tractor pull, vendors, crafts, quilt drawing, Boy Scout yard sale, farmer’s market, silent auction, baked goods, chicken pies, fried apple pies and more! 945.3029 BEADING BASICS 6-8pm, Bubbling Well Bead & Tea Bar, 612 Trade St. Learn how to design and finish a necklace, bracelet and earrings. This class is for anyone who has “0” experience to anyone who wants to improve their crimping techniques. $28, some materials included and a $12 bead budget for use in the store. 293-6542




BETHABARA CONCERT BAND & FAMILY EVENING 5:30-8pm, Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd. Enjoy music from all eras, Colonial children’s games, hay wagon rides, Dino’s New York hot dogs, ice cream and more. FREE. 924.8191

SOUTHWEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FALL FESTIVAL 5-8:30pm, Southwest Elementary School, 1631 Southwest School Rd in Clemmons. Join Southwest Elementary for its annual Fall Festival. The event will feature bounce houses, carnival games, food, entertainment, grab bags, and a gift basket raffle. Rain or shine! FREE, wristbands needed for games ($10 pre-sale; $15 at door). 403.0298

HULA HOOP FITNESS CLASS 6:30-7:30pm, Women's Wellness, 690 Jonestown Rd. Hula hoop cardio classes called "Hoopdio" are all about having FUN while you tone your entire body. Try yogainspired stretching, strength training and hooping with a weighted hoop. No gym membership required, designed for beginners and beyond. Monkey Hooper Hoops are provided and also available for purchase. $10 per class or $35 per month. Monica at 414.5316,

SEPTEMBER 14-15 2012 FALL CHILDREN'S CONSIGNMENT SALE 8:30-11:30 am Fri., 8-10:45 am Sat., Friedberg Moravian Church, 2178 Friedberg Church Rd. Great selection of gently used children's clothes, baby gear and more! ½ price sale (on certain items) from 11am-1pm on Sat. Wendy, GRACE HOUSE PRESCHOOL FALL CONSIGNMENT SALE 9am-12pm, Grace Presbyterian Church, 360 Hopkins Road in K-ville. Gently used children's clothing, Halloween costumes, toys, books, baby equipment and more. Many items are ½ price on Sat.

SEPTEMBER 15 DINOSAURS! EXHIBIT OPENS Center hours, SciWorks Science Center, 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd. Everyone’s favorite prehistoric reptiles will roar back into SciWorks for a 4-month visit! Immerse yourself in an exhibit featuring your favorite dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Deinonychus, and more! $1 exhibit admission surcharge for members and nonmembers. 714.7109 BETHLEHEM PRESCHOOL CHILDREN'S CLOTHING AND CONSIGNMENT SALE 8am-1pm, Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Advance. Buy and sell children's clothing for fall and winter, plus Halloween costumes and holiday attire. Baby furniture, equipment, bedding, toys and books will be on sale as well. 998.6820 APPLE FEST ‘12 10:30am-4:30pm, Historic Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd. Enjoy apples, music, clogging, crafts, food, “Hogway Speedway” The Official Racing Pigs, a historical apple character contest and more. FREE. 924.8191 FESTA ITALIANA 11am-5pm, Raffaldini Vineyards, 450 Groce Rd in Ronda. Day-long event is a celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music and, of course, wine. $15. 835-9463, YOGA & MINDFULNESS MEDITATION WORKSHOP 1-5pm, Sunrise Yoga Studio. This class can be an introduction to mindfulness meditation for people who are new to meditation. $60 before 9/1, or $70 thereafter. 778.1233

SEPTEMBER 16 TEA TIME 2-4pm, Embassy Suites, 204 Centerport Drive in G’boro. Join Arts For Life for a very unique afternoon. Our little princesses will have a magical experience, including a special appearance by royal guests from the W/S Festival Ballet. STEP UP FORSYTH – SUNDAY FUN DAY! 2:30-4:30pm, Brushy Fork Greenway at Skyland Park. The kickoff event for the health promotion program, which runs for 8-weeks after this event. Fun day of activities on the greenway! FREE. 703.3100

SEPTEMBER 19 CARE OF INDOOR PLANTS 11am, Tanglewood Arboretum office, behind the Manor House. Danielle Mooney of House of Plants will discuss the care of indoor plants to keep them as attractive as when they are first purchased. 703.2852.

SEPTEMBER 22 & 24 ADVENT MORAVIAN YOUTH CHILDREN'S CONSIGNMENT SALE 8am-2pm (22nd), 9am-1pm (24th), Advent Moravian Church, 1514 West Clemmonsville Rd. Fall/Winter children's clothing (up to size 12/14), All items with a green tag will be half price on Sept. 24th. No refunds or exchanges. Cash or check. 978.7120

SEPTEMBER 28 WIRE AND BEAD CUFF BRACELET CLASS 6-8pm, Bubbling Well Bead & Tea Bar, 612 Trade St. Learn an easy technique that looks stunning! This bracelet is made using different gauges of wire and a variety of beads that will enhance your creative ability. $28, some materials included. 293-6542

SEPTEMBER 29 CRICKET CRAFT FESTIVAL 9am-3pm, South Fork Park, 4403 Country Club Rd. Crafts, food and fun! or 659.4315 to get an application. PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP APPLICATION AND LESSON Mainstream Boutique. Application and lesson by Laura Laire with your $50 Motives Cosmetics purchase. Receive 10% off your regularly priced Mainstream Boutique purchase with makeup application. 287.3979. Limited number available.

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

MONDAYS GTC OPEN REHEARSALS 7-10pm, First Presbyterian Church, 611 Oakhurst St in Kernersville. Need an outlet for your singing talent? Now through May 1st, 2013, Golden Triad Show Chorus is holding open rehearsals. Part of Sweet Adelines International, GTC’s members share a love for singing a cappella music in the barbershop style, and we are committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance. 706.1209,

MONDAYS & TUESDAYS SHAG LESSONS 7pm. Shag Lessons with Vicky Chambers. Vicky at 989.0156.

FOURTH TUESDAYS NEWCOMERS & NEIGHBORS OF W-S 10-11:30am, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1616 Bolton St. An opportunity to meet people and learn about the area. Interest groups include Book Group, Lunch Bunch, Bridge, Cards, Crafts, Dinner and Wine Groups. You do not have to be new to the area to join. FREE initial meeting; $35 annual dues. 245.8046

SECOND AND FOURTH WEDNESDAYS MOPS – MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS SUPPORT GROUP 10am-12pm (2nd Wed.), 5:307:30pm (4th Wed.), Olivet Moravian Church, 2205 Olivet Moravian Church. Initial meetings are free. Dues are $25 per semester. Lorie 406.8031

FRIDAYS CINEMA UNDER THE STARS: HEROES AND LEGENDS 8pm, Reynolda House Museum of American Art. This summer’s popular outdoor film series will take viewers from Sherwood Forest with “Robin Hood” to the halls of Congress and the desperate appeal of “Mr. Smith,” and all over the world with Indiana Jones. We learn through films such as “The Princess Bride,” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Sharyn, 758.5580,

OCTOBER 12-13 QUILT SHOW AND FOUR OAKS FESTIVAL 9am-5pm, 644 North Main St in Mocksville. See more than 150 traditional and modern quilts, challenge quilts and lots more. Sewing, quilting and fiber vendors; demonstrations, silent auction; door prizes; and food on-site! Adults $5, children under 12 free! A portion of proceeds goes to The Dragonfly House Children's Advocacy Center and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mocksville.

OCTOBER 14 BRIDAL SHOW AT THE BB&T BALLPARK 1-5pm, BB&T Ballpark, 951 Ballpark Way in W/S. Reserve your space for the Bridal Show at the Ballpark, cohosted by Forsyth Woman Engaged! and BB&T Ballpark. It will be the one-stop solution for brides and grooms as they plan their big day! Email for more information! $25 per couple (registration strongly recommended). Visit or 888.892.3204.

NOVEMBER 10 WALK FOR WISHES 2012 3-8pm, Tanglewood Park. Sponsored by Make-A-Wish which grants the wishes of a children with a life threatening medical illnesses every 40 minutes. Come out and walk as an individual or as a group. $20 for adults, $10 for ages 6-12, FREE for 5 and under. 778.2522,


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By Raven

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The calm before the storm... Dear Fans and Friends, One of the more well-known equine disciplines is dressage (rhymes with “massage,” not with “message”). At the elite level, dressage is a beautiful, enchanting sport. At the beginner levels, it’s like watching paint dry. A dressage arena is a rectangular space with letters along the rail in an incomprehensible order. The horse and rider are required to follow a specific pattern, or “test,” according to the letters, so the riders have a mnemonic to remember them by, which is “All King Edward’s Horses Can Manage Big Fences.” We horses have our own mnemonic for the letters, because we “All Know Eating Hay Causes Many Big Farts.” I’m not half bad at dressage, but last fall the apple lady decided to enter a show, and I just didn’t have a good feeling about it. As we started our first test, I tried to save her from shame and embarrassment by exiting the ring on my own initiative. She, on the other hand, was apparently intent on making a fool of herself that day, and curtly dragged me back to continue the charade. With resignation and a sense of foreboding, we began trotting in a straight line toward the judges’ box. Being a little nervous, the apple lady overshot the starting mark quite a bit and, as a matter of principle, I refused to back up, despite her vehement kicking and whispered mule references. The

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brief scuffle woke up the judges, so she finally gave up and saluted them. We then began trotting, coming up the side and making a circle (more like a square with a curved top). Then we trotted across diagonally to end up next to the judges’ stand again. I saw one of them yawning and filing her nails, while the other was staring off into the woods and eating popcorn, so I knew we were making a brilliant impression.

Have you ever seen a human go completely apoplectic? It’s not appealing. When fear, humiliation and rage all come together at once, the skin turns a very unsightly red-orange color. Add eyes narrowed to slits and a sneer to the mouth and it’s like a mutated cross between a demon and a beefsteak tomato. I quickly looked away. Shortly thereafter I felt the crop on my flank and knew I wouldn’t have a moment’s peace until we completed the test, so we trotted back down to finish up and salute the judges again. Of course, we had their full attention at this point, and the birds were enjoying the popcorn harvest in the dust.

We ended up getting seventh place out of eight participants, narrowly beating the poor soul whose horse was lame and couldn’t compete. Sadly, ribbons are We then proceeded up the other side of only given to the first six places, so the the arena, made our second circle (more apple lady came away empty-handed of an oval this time), and were headed from that round. But we got second for the homestretch when disaster struck. place for our next test, so she was very A small lad in the front row let out a pleased and proud to receive a red shriek that would curdle milk. As a prey ribbon for that effort. There were only animal with a highly developed two competitors in that group, though, instinctual fear of mountain lions, I was so technically she came in last, but she off like a shot. The apple lady, in turn, wilfully ignores this fact and still waves leaned forward to grab my mane and the ribbon around like it was an wrapped her legs around me tightly to Olympic medal. hold on. This position, as anyone who has ever seen a horserace knows, means Within a few days the apple lady “Run like the wind!” so I obliged, blessedly decided that dressage was “not stretching into a full gallop, with the our thing” and turned her attention mountain lion fast on my heels. toward the hunter/jumper events. That, however, is the subject of another letter I thought I could actually hear vicious jaws snapping until the fog of fear lifted, at another time. and I realized it was a judge announcing “Loose horse! Loose horse!” over the Love from the pasture, intercom. I slowed to a halt amid nervous twittering from the crowd that began to steadily build into a mocking laughter. The apple lady sat up and we *Raven is owned by Michelle turned around, at which point I was Hargreaves at Hidden K Stables quite surprised to see no sign of a and leased by Kim Beane. mountain lion. I cautiously looked back


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f o l l u F A Day

Checks must be received by October 31st. Available seat info will be posted on Facebook (! & w Have questions? Email


Classic Consignment • Elizabeth's At Hanes Park Etc. Consignment • Handpicked Consig gn nment Renew Boutique and Décor • Sass Consignment Boutique Treasure Decor in Clemmons Treasures Consignment on Miller Street Unique Treasures and Collectibles • Yours Truly

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Bridal Show at the Ballpark

Deacon Tower Grille





Your ER is a faster ER.

INTRODUCING YOUR ER. THE ER DESIGNED FOR YOU. Your ER has a nurse waiting for you when you walk in the door. Your ER features bedside registration to reduce your wait. Your ER has computer software that minimizes delays. When you have an emergency, why wait? Visit Your ER at Forsyth Medical Center. For real-time wait times at Forsyth and Kernersville Medical Center—and at our five PrimeCare urgent care centers—visit

Forsyth Woman September 2012  
Forsyth Woman September 2012