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CITY HALL CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION: Historic marker unveiling, followed by City Hall open house with historical displays. 5:30 - 7:45 p.m. City Hall, 101 N. Main St.

COMMUNITY DAY AT OLD SALEM: Free admission to all Old Salem attractions, plus special centennial activities for all ages. 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Old Salem

MAY 10

PARTY IN THE PLAZA: Party after the parade at Corpening Plaza. Food, Centennial Brew, vendors, music and headliner Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen 3 - 8 p.m. Corpening Plaza

DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: “Merger: Making the Twin City” Show times and tickets at W-S100Years.com. a/perture cinema, 311 W. 4th St.

CENTENARIAN LUNCHEON: Winston-Salem celebrates residents who are or will be 100 years old in 2013. By invitation, details at W-S100Years.com 11:30 a.m. Benton Convention Center

BLUE MOON GALLERY HOP & COMMUNITY CENTENNIAL TOAST: Spend your “Centennial Bucks,” join in a community centennial toast with Foothill’s special “Centennial Brew” or Primo’s “Centennial Water,” view the winners of the schools’ Centennial-themed Arts Extravaganza and enjoy music by local schools and the Vagabond Saints Society. 5 - 10 p.m. Arts District

CENTENNIAL PARADE: Bands, floats, and historic impersonations! 2 - 3 p.m. See parade route

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SCAVENGER HUNT: Search for centennial clues in Winston and Salem, followed by an after party. 4 - 8 p.m. BB&T Ballpark

MAY 12

MUSIC PREMIERE: “Hail the Coming Day” World premiere of festive piece for orchestra commissioned for the centennial! Part of Winston-Salem Symphony’s May 12 concert. 3-5 p.m. Stevens Center COMMUNITY WORSHIP SERVICE: Open-air multi-congregation service. 4 - 5:30 p.m. May Dell at Salem Academy and College, 500 E. Salem Ave. (In case of inclement weather, service will be held in Hanes Auditorium on campus.)

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Worthy of the Name The stories behind the city’s most familiar and fascinating names. By Mary Newsome

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100 Things We Love To celebrate the city’s 100th birthday, we’re showing it some love.

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Coming in JUNE Day Breaks Whether it’s a nearby vineyard or a picturesque lake, we’re welcoming summer with a full slate of daytrips. King of the Ring Meet one of the most loved—and hated— drivers at Bowman Gray Stadium. May 2013 7


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ou’ve probably heard by now, but our fair city is turning 100 this month. And while we’re celebrating with festivals and parades and parties, we’re also celebrating in our own little way (which turned out to be a pretty big way). The issue you’re now holding is 100 pages—our largest ever—and dedicated to Winston-Salem’s dual personalities: Winston, our industrial backbone, and Salem, our diligent soul. Two towns, one hyphen, 100 years. It’s one heck of a story. While I admit I’m no expert on the city’s history, I have spent most of my own history here. In fact, when people ask me how long I’ve lived in Winston-Salem, I usually give them the same readymade response: “All my life and always will!” I might be overdoing the “always will” part, but the first statement is true. I was born in Forsyth Memorial Hospital and grew up in Davidson County (with a Winston address). And aside from a few years in college, I’ve called this place home all my life. Well, almost all of it. For a year after college, I lived about as far away from Winston as one possibly can (at least in terms of temperament)—the sunsoaked town of Sarasota, Florida. And when I first got there, I was pretty sure I’d never leave. (Who would leave a place that has beach weather in January?) I lived in a swanky condo on a postcardworthy golf course. My diet consisted of chips and pizza and margaritas. My only job was to sing and play guitar in a cover band. My only responsibility was to … well, wear sunscreen? It felt like a vacation that just kept going: beach days, tee times, oyster bars … pretty much paradise. Well, at least that’s what I thought at first. 8 winston-salem monthly

It was right around Halloween, about eight months into my stay, when this flawless world started feeling all wrong. It started with the trees. All my life, October was the start of the fall foliage phenomenon, when the trees turned from boringly green to blazingly vibrant. The palm trees in my front yard? They’d never heard of it. I then sat down and made a list of all the other things I missed about home (and yes mom and dad, you guys were at the top). But I also missed lazy days at Tanglewood. And the pig races at the Dixie Classic Fair. Eating barbecue at Little Richard’s. Sitting on the stumps at Pulliam’s. Taking quick trips to the mountains. Seeing shows at Ziggy’s (the old funky Ziggy’s; though the new one is fine, too). I missed Moravian stars and Krispy Kreme and a million other things that make this place special. That list told me all I needed to know. A few months later, I made the 12-hour drive back to Winston-Salem, and I’ve been here ever since. Maybe Florida was paradise, but it sure wasn’t home. I thought about that list a lot when compiling this month’s main feature—a list of 100 things we love about Winston-Salem. It’s an engaging, nostalgic ode to our corner of the world … a place you sometimes have to escape to fully appreciate. So happy birthday Winston-Salem— thanks for being such a special place to call home. And for not having any palm trees. I never really liked them anyway. Michael Breedlove, editor

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IT HAPPENED IN MAY… With Winston-Salem turning 100 years old in 2013, we’re looking back at some memorable moments from the past century.

1913:

The towns of Winston and Salem vote to consolidate, officially creating the city of Winston-Salem. The city would become the most populated city in North Carolina by 1920 (though it was topped by Charlotte the following year).

1923:

Baptist Hospital opened on Hawthorne Road in an area of town known as “the wilds of Ardmore.” The 88-bed facility was built with money from the N.C. Baptist State Convention.

1955:

Pine Brook Country Club opened off Germanton Road in northern Winston-Salem. The 18-hole golf course was built on land that was once the Cox family plantation.

1969:

The Winston-Salem Recreation Commission opened Polo Park Pool off of Polo Road. The pool is currently the city’s second most visited pool each summer, behind only Bolton.

1971:

The Winston-Salem Journal won the Pulitzer Prize for public service. The newspaper published a successful campaign to block a strip-mining operation that would have caused severe environmental damage to northwestern North Carolina.

1989:

1947:

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and wife, Mamie, visited Winston-Salem as the guests of their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Swadley. Mr. Swadley was manager of the Robert E. Lee Hotel in downtown Winston-Salem.

A series of devastating F2 and F3 tornadoes ripped through Winston-Salem, causing heavy damage and knocking out power to downtown and the surrounding areas. The city was left with nearly $50 million in damages. Miraculously, though, no deaths occurred.

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Old Salem opened a $9 million Visitor Center on Old Salem Road, replacing its 1964 visitor center. The new center featured a theater, auditorium, deli, marketplace, and a covered bridge that connected it to the historic district. Winston-Salem State University opened a state-of-the-art field house at Bowman Gray Stadium. Other stadium improvements included a new scoreboard and enhanced practice facilities for the football team.

2012:

You Are Here began filming in and around Winston-Salem. The comedy was directed by Matthew Weiner and stars Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler, and Zach Galifianakis. It’s set for release this summer.

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1949:

A citywide centennial parade was held on Main Street to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Forsyth County.

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Historic photos courtesy of Forsyth County Public Library Photograph Collection. Events and captions by Molly Grogan Rawls.

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TAKE FIVE

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inston-Salem is a city with interesting dualities—a storied history and a bright future, a laid-back persona and a progressive approach. For this round of Take Five, we spoke with two of Winston-Salem’s most dynamic personalities who embody this duality: Mayor Allen Joines, our local political leader, and Jeff “Smitty” Smith, the city’s unofficial social guide.

My Salem experience is so full: I’ve had the opportunity to MAY OR A L LEN JO I NES

excel in the Honors program, attend Model UN in NYC, play soccer and study abroad in Tunisia. For this summer I’ve received a prestigious State Department scholarship to study Arabic as a student ambassador in Oman. I’m confident that Salem College is the perfect school for me.

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Born in Wilkes County, Allen Joines first moved to WinstonSalem in the early 1970s to learn alongside John Gold, a legendary figure in local politics. He started his career as assistant city manager before moving on to deputy city manager. He threw his hat in the ring for mayor in 2001, and he’s held the position ever since.

Even if you haven’t met Jeffrey L. Smith in person, chances are you’ve heard of him. Smith is better known as Smitty, the namesake and driving force behind Smittysnotes.com. Over the past 15 years, his “notes” have become the unofficial guide to Winston-Salem’s social scene, telling readers what to do and where to go.

1. What’s the best thing about being mayor of Winston-Salem?

1. You work in Greensboro and commute every day. Why live in

Winston-Salem? “I like that I have the opportunity to meet so many different people, from presidents and entertainers to all of our local citizens. “Well, I’ve lived in Albert Hall downtown for years, long before I like to meet with local people and talk to them about what’s going it was the ‘cool’ thing to do. I was sucked in to the whole loft thing on in their neighborhoods.” because I was intrigued. My mom was like, ‘Why are you doing this?’ Then four years later, she’s bringing her friends over.” 2. When talking to an out-of-towner, what’s the first thing you tell them about Winston-Salem?

2. Where’s the first place you take out-of-town guests?

“I tell them it’s hard to describe. Winston-Salem has a certain character that makes it really special. We’ve been able to preserve the classic character of the city while still building on the economic base of the city. We also have a great workforce.”

“Lately, I’ve been taking friends to the Spring House. That place is amazing. I love the atmosphere—an old historical house that’s been converted into a unique restaurant—and the chef there is a rock star. Hard to beat that.”

3. What is the best hidden gem or secret spot in the city?

3. What’s your favorite annual event?

“The whole Lake Katherine area (at Reynolda Gardens) is just great—I love it out there. And, of course, many people know about Salem Lake, but may not know about the Salem Lake trail.”

“Opening day at the ballpark is a blast. I think the Dash have changed the way people view baseball in this city; there’s always something going on at the games. You can listen to the music, watch the crowd … all sorts of things.”

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4. What’s your favorite place for a daytrip?

“There’s a trail from Stone Mountain that goes up to the Blue Ridge Parkway I hiked recently; it’s part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. It’s pretty tough but has some amazing views.”

4. What do you like most about our city?

“I’d say the people, from the homeless guys I meet on the street to the company CEOs I see out and about; I talk to all of them. This is just a very nice place with very special people.”

5. What are some things the city needs to improve on?

“We’ve made good progress in turning the economy around, but it’s still fragile. We need to be a city that moves quickly and embraces innovation and nurtures new businesses. I want all our citizens to take advantage of this new economy.” 12 winston-salem monthly

5. What’s the biggest misconception about Winston-Salem?

“People might say it’s an insular city, and to a certain degree, it is. But once folks feel comfortable with you, you’ll find that they’re pretty giving. Winston is a very community-oriented town.”

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twincity talk LOCAL LINKS D I G I TA L F O RSYTH

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hanks to Digital Forsyth, WinstonSalem’s history is no longer a thing of the past. Launched in 2007, the pioneering website combines the photo archives from some of our city’s biggest entities—including the Forsyth County Public Library, Old Salem, and Wake Forest University. Visitors can log on for a visual journey through our city’s ancestry: Take a peek at downtown Winston in the early 1900s, see the city’s Christmas lights in the 1930s, explore the Dixie Classic Fair in the 1970s—it’s all just

a few clicks away. The site currently has more than 15,000 images and is constantly being updated. In full disclosure, WinstonSalem Monthly relies pretty heavily on Digital Forsyth. (In fact, most of the historic photos we use come from there.) The driving force behind the site is Molly Rawls, who’s also a contributing writer for us. She says the site succeeds in putting our history in a modern light. “Most people are visually oriented these days, so pictures can help bring history to life. They convey what words simply can’t.”

TIME IN A BOTTLE

Foothills Brewing unveils a limited-edition beer for the centennial.

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f you could drink 100 years’ worth of Winston-Salem, what would it taste like? Before you start working your way through the proverbial 99 bottles of beer on the wall to find out, why not head to the Downtown Arts District on May 10 and sample Foothills’ Hundred Foot Centennial Ale? The special brew will be unveiled during a communitywide toast at the Blue Moon Gallery Hop. Along with acknowledging the city’s 100th birthday, the limited-edition craft beer is also an echo of its more distant past and North Carolina’s first spirit-making facility, the Single Brothers Brewery and Distillery, which the Moravians established in 1774. But don’t expect the Centennial Ale to bear much resemblance to its ancestors, which contained, among other sugary additives, millet, “a real low-quality

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ingredient,” explains Jamie Bartholomaus, Foothills’ president and head brewmaster. How will his concoction differ? “We’re actually going to keep it easy,” he says, “because the important thing to me is that people like it; that it’s easily drinkable.” That means using a key ingredient—the aptly named Centennial hops, an American variety frequently used in IPAs and ales. Bartholomaus explains that these hops create a nice, light flavor and aroma. Hundred Foot is not going to be a big, bold, extreme beer, he adds, but one that pairs nicely with Foothills’ signature centennial dish: a pulled pork barbecue sandwich topped with Moravian slaw and tobacco onions. Both will be available at the brewpub during centennial week and beyond. The ale will also be sold in 22-ounce bottles at

small package stores around town, such as City Beverage and Washington Perk. But if you want one, you better hurry. Bartholomaus predicts the bottles will be popular mementos. (Or, better yet, liquid time capsules.) “A lot of this beer probably won’t even be opened,” he surmises. “People will buy a bottle to give to their grandkids.” —Nancy Oakley

The community toast will commence at 7 p.m. on May 10 at Sixth and Cherry streets. In addition to the Centennial Ale, Primo Water Corp. will be unveiling a commemorative “Centennial Water.” Admission to the toast and gallery hop is free. For more info, go to ws100years.com.

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twincity talk CENTENNIAL CHECKLIST Blue Moon Gallery Hop Of all the centennial events happening May 9–12, the one we’re most excited about is the Blue Moon Gallery Hop in the Downtown Arts District on Friday, May 10. In addition to extended gallery hours, the hop will feature an art display from WS/FC Schools and artifacts from the city’s fire and police departments. At 7 p.m., the Vagabond Saints Society (VSS) will present a concert for the ages. Known for their elaborate tribute shows, the band will focus on popular music from WinstonSalem’s history. This includes the early days of Piedmont Blues, the jangle-pop sounds of the dBs and Let’s Active, the ‘90s rock of Ben Folds and Jump Little Children, even B.o.B. and other modern artists. And, as with all VSS shows, the group’s core members—Doug Davis, Jerry Chapman, Randall Johnson—will get some help from a number of local guest musicians.

Celebrate the city’s 100th birthday

Old Salem Community Day The centennial events continue Saturday with a special Community Day in Old Salem (9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.). What makes this event so special? The price! All attendees will enjoy free admission to Old Salem Museum & Gardens (a $21 value). This provides access to all of Old Salem’s 11 exhibit buildings, where period-dressed interpreters offer an engaging glimpse at early Moravian life. In addition, visitors can enjoy a number of special activities in Salem Square, guided Tannenberg organ tours in Gray Auditorium, puppet shows in the Horton Center, and much more. As we’ve discovered over the years, many locals visit Old Salem but rarely take the full-fledged tour. Take it from us—it’s a worthy venture. Begin your visit at the Visitor Center (900 Old Salem Rd.) to receive a tour map and watch an orientation video. 336-721-7300; oldsalem.org.

Centennial Parade and Party On Saturday afternoon, the focus shifts to the centennial parade and afterparty. The parade will feature marching bands, walking entries, and 10 decorated floats representing each decade of Winston-Salem’s existence. It begins at 2 p.m. along South Main Street and runs north through Old Salem before turning left onto Fourth Street. A block later, it turns left on Liberty Street en route to Corpening Plaza, where the city’s Party in the Plaza will commence. The party will feature jazz and R&B music from Rhonda Thomas, Dee Lucas, and headliner Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, along with vendors and historical displays. In addition, the Centennial Scavenger Hunt will take place Saturday at 4 p.m. Teams of two will journey through downtown and Old Salem while learning about local history. For more on all the centennial events, go to ws100years.com.

With a little help from his friends Doug Davis (pictured) and his Vagabond Saints Society will gather local singers and musicians to participate in a special show at the Blue Moon Gallery Hop.

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TWO TOWNS... AND A VISION OF PROSPERITY FOR ALL

With the support and active involvement of leaders from the towns of Winston and Salem, WSSU founder Simon Green Atkins opened the window of learning for African Americans. Today, that legacy of community support and opportunity for all lives on in the quality and diversity of our students, faculty and staff.

Winston-Salem isn’t the only town with a spliced name.

hile Winston-Salem is, undoubtedly, the best of all hyphenated American cities, it’s certainly not the only one. For proof, let’s take a quick trip up the road. In 1805, Frenchman and Revolutionary War veteran William Fuquay bought up a thousand acres some 30 miles from Raleigh. Because the tract reportedly had healing mineral springs running through it, his family named the land Fuquay Springs. Just across the springs stood the settlement of Varina. With both communities expanding, officials decided to merge together in 1964, creating the unified town of Fuquay-Varina. Other examples of next-door towns joined by a hyphen include DoverFoxcroft (Maine); Milton-Freewater (Oregon); and the tonguetripping Helena-West Helena (Arkansas). Not all towns earned their hyphen through simple geography, however. Take the slightly confused town of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. If you visit the website for Wilkes-Barre, you’ll find that even the locals can’t tell you how to pronounce Barre.

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ONE MAN,

Apparently, both “BEAR” and “BERRY” are acceptable. The only thing that Wilkes-Barr(ians? istas?) agree on is that their town was named for John Wilkes and Isaac Barre, two British parliamentarians sympathetic to Colonial America. Lastly, let’s take a quick look at some portmanteau towns. Instead of using hyphens, these places opted to cram their names together. The closest to us is Carova, N.C., a tiny coastal town near the Carolina/Virginia border (hence the name Carova). Then there’s Kanorado, Kansas—another map-dot town on the Kansas/Colorado border—and Arkinda, which sits on the Arkansas/Oklahoma border (the ‘inda’ comes from the words Indian Territory, which was Oklahoma’s original name). Hyphenated towns, portmanteau towns, hard-to-pronounce towns—our great nation has them all. Here in Winston-Salem, we can all take pride in our quirky little hyphen and the bigtime city it helped create. —J u s t i n C o r d H ay e s

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The Consolidation Accords

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Two opposite towns, one shared hyphen. A quick look at Winston and Salem’s historic, enduring alliance. By Michael Breedlove

hese days, it’s hard to think of Winston and Salem as anything but one. That wasn’t the case 100 years ago, though, as the two adjacent towns were seemingly two worlds apart. In fact, there were plenty of folks in both communities who opposed consolidation, regardless of the logistics. Citizens in Winston worried Salem would slow down their industrial growth. Citizens in Salem worried Winston would contaminate their moral welfare. To understand these opposing mindsets, you’ve got to dig deeper into their origins. Salem was founded in 1766 by a group of German-speaking Protestants known as Moravians. These religious migrants were skilled craftspeople, humble and diligent, placing equality and faith above all. Meanwhile, the secular town of Winston was established in 1851 as the industrial backbone of Forsyth County. Its growth was modest until the 1870s when the North Carolina Railroad was linked through town. Almost overnight, dozens of tobacco factories began sprouting inside the Winston town lines. With Winston rapidly expanding, officials in both towns recognized the need for consolidation. And after a series of heated debates that spanned several decades, the two towns were finally united as one, enabling them to pool resources and streamline bureaucracy. It’s a story that comes with a quite a few sidebars—and one worth exploring from the start.

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An original vote for consolidation was held. With consolidation seeming inevitable, The vote would have created the “City of rumors began circulating in Salem. Residents Salem,” meaning the Winston name would have been feared Winston would burden them with taxes and dropped. Most Salem residents liked the idea; most make Salem a “liquor town.” There was even talk that Winston residents didn’t. Winston officials would “dig up” Salem Cemetery. A push was made to drop the Winston and Salem names altogether and call the new town “Forsyth City.” Officials considered it briefly but ultimately abandoned the idea.

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Another attempt at consolidation failed (and again, the name was to blame). The vote would have created the “City of Winston,” abandoning the Salem name.

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The hyphen first appeared after the county’s two post offices merged, making the area’s official postmark designation “WinstonSalem.” Train schedules also began labeling the area “Winston-Salem.”

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With the towns sharing streets, fire equipment, and transportation facilities, another push at consolidation was made. By now, Winston’s population was three times the size of Salem’s.

The Winston-Salem Journal published an editorial lobbying for consolidation, citing lower tax rates, increased property values, and heightened efficiency between the two towns. A final vote was held in March with both Winston and Salem citizens voting in favor of consolidation. Once united, Winston-Salem covered 5.4 square miles and had a population of 22,700. Following the consolidation, an editorial in the Journal summed up the landmark event. “There will never again be any Winston or any Salem, but the one united town—in spirit and in form—of Winston-Salem. It marks a new era in the progress of this great city. Ten years hence, we will all look back and wonder why we had not consolidated years ago.”

Where GENEROSITY grows,

anything is possible.

AS WINSTON-SALEM CELEBRATES ITS 100TH BIRTHDAY, The Winston-Salem Foundation is proud to be one

of the city’s oldest and most loyal friends. Since 1919, people of vision and exceptional generosity have partnered with the Foundation to improve life in Forsyth County and beyond. From an initial gift of $1000 to having over $308 million in charitable assets today, the Foundation is a testament to Winston-Salem’s great philanthropic history as well as a promise to its future. We join many in celebrating this historic centennial as we pledge our ongoing commitment to a community that grows ever stronger through giving.

We’d like thank the Winston-Salem Journal for help researching this piece. For a detailed look at the consolidation, visit ws100years.com.

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1000words Ring of Time

Photo by J. Sinclair

With its dual histories, Winston-Salem is a city defined by contrast. Nowhere is this more evident than from the top of Home Moravian Church (looking north). Quaint, historic buildings in Old Salem give way to modern skyscrapers in downtown. The result is a poignant glimpse into the city’s past, present, and future.

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Stopping to smell the roses at Reynolda House and Gardens.

By Coy Archer – Photos by J. Sinclair

Reynolda Gardens shines each spring with blooming flora and the sweet smells of the season.

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REYNOLDA HOUSE PHOTO

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t’s been called “a rare and wonderful treasure,” an oasis, a retreat; mythical and fabled. Featured on the History Channel’s American Castles series, it features a collection of American art that’s considered a national treasure.

At four acres, the Formal Gardens are a small part of the 129 total acres comprising Reynolda Gardens. ABOVE: The grand reception hall sits in

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For tourists and day-trippers, it’s an authentic step back in time. For Wake students returning to Winston-Salem later in life, it’s a place that feels like home. And for locals, it’s an exquisite escape from the day to day. Reynolda House is indeed many things to many people—myself included. When asked to write about one of my favorite things in Winston-Salem for the city centennial celebration, Reynolda House immediately sprang to mind. Like an old friend, Reynolda continues to welcome me back with a warm smile, inspiring me with its intellectual and artistic energy; inviting me to be new again. As the centerpiece of the 1,000-acre Reynolda Estate, the bungalow-style house once presided over polo fields, a golf course, a large lake, a pure-water swimming pool, formal English gardens, a life-size doll house, a log cabin, and a collection of buildings

that made up a model experimental farm (now Reynolda Village). The home was built between 1912 and 1917 by Winston-Salem’s original power couple—R.J. Reynolds and Katharine Smith Reynolds—both of whom were eager to retire to the country in search of a simpler life. When I moved to Winston-Salem from New York, I too was searching for a simpler life. One of the first people I met was Reynolds Lassiter, great grandson of Katharine and R.J. Reynolds. He invited me to join Untitled Associates, a group of 20-somethings with an affinity for his ancestral home. Reynolda House hosted our soirees and galas while we shot billiards and bowled in the basement, swam in the indoor pool, and (of course) learned about its unparalleled art collection. I got to know the house and the art collection more intimately a few years later when I was accepted into American Foundations, a summer immersion program that focused on American art, music, and literature. I spent the summer getting to know the likes of Georgia O’Keeffe and Mary Cassatt, Jasper Johns and Frank Stella. Before long, Reynolda House had become a second home to me.

In 1913, when the cities of Winston and Salem were merging, Katharine Smith Reynolds was building her dream home. One hundred years later, her dream is still inspiring.

Reynolda, circa 1920

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: The walking trails at Reynolda Estate are open to all. The museum’s Babcock Wing Gallery. The indoor pool (which is still in use). Flowers in the dining room. Stately furniture in the home’s office. Cherry blossoms and the greenhouse at Reynolda Gardens.

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With May comes a flood of color at the estate’s four-acre gardens (Reynolda Gardens). More than 90 varieties of award-winning, All-American roses fill the grounds, including Carefree Wonder, Wild Blue Yonder, Summer Dream, and other popular variations. The sweet aroma of roses mixed with the perfume-like scent of peonies creates a garden that smells as good as it looks. I know this garden and its intoxicating aromas quite well. For nearly three years in the 1990s, the playhouse overlooking the roses was my art studio. At the time, I was an illustrator for children’s picture books (or at least I was trying to be). The daily ritual of painting and writing in the gardens helped me discover my own Eden. Each day I found myself stopping to smell the roses, quite literally. Just outside my studio door was the vegetable garden, which fostered my love of kale, collards, and mustard greens. Fresh vegetables picked from the ground; seeds of the slow-food movement planted in my soul; a vine ripened tomato with a dash of sea salt eaten like an apple. It was a taste of a slower, simpler life— just as Katharine Smith Reynolds intended. Modern Sentiments Last summer I met a beautiful woman and invited her to take a walk. “It’s not a date,” she said. “Let’s call it a meet-n-greet.” We met at Reynolda Gardens, walked along

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the meadow, and followed the nature trail into the woods. After an imaginary swim in the outdoor pool in the woods, we ended up at Village Tavern. The eatery gladly catered to our conversation. Six hours later, we finally said goodbye. It was the kind of date that can happen only in Winston-Salem. Reynolda would call us back soon after. She and I have since attended exhibit openings, films on the front lawn, themed parties, and a host of other events. We were recently on hand for Star Power Thursdays, dancing the jitterbug to the big band sounds of Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Somewhere between The Adventures of Robin Hood and Take the A Train, she fell in love with Reynolda, too. Maybe it’s the priceless collection of artwork. Maybe it’s the Farmers Market at Reynolda Village. Maybe it’s the live music at Village Tavern. Maybe it’s the scenic nature trails. Maybe it’s the weeping cherry trees. Maybe it’s the summer movies on the front lawn. Maybe it’s the barbecue and beer socials in the backyard. Maybe it’s all of these things that make Reynolda so special to so many. When you find Reynolda—when you stop and smell the roses—my guess is you’ll find something special, too. Reynolda House is at 2250 Reynolda Road. For more info or to see a calendar of events, go to reynoldahouse.org. For more on Reynolda Gardens, go to reynoldagardens.org.

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100 t h i n g s w e he idea started out simple enough. Winston-Salem was turning 100, and we wanted to show it a little birthday love. To do so, we thought we’d make a list of 100 things to love about life in the Twin City. Not an official “best of” list, but an honest, uncensored compilation of the things that make us smile. So we started looking and thinking and writing and labeling. We asked a few friends and freelancers for some help. We tapped into our Winston state of mind (and our Salem state of mind). And we ended up with a list that includes a little bit of everything—art, architecture, business, brews, culture, climate, cocktails, ghost tales, and much more. It was an exhausting effort, but it’s certainly not an exhaustive list. And really, that’s the point. We’re hoping that by reading about the things we love in town, you’ll start cataloging a few things you love, too. So from one neighbor to the next—and in no particular order— we present the 100 things we love about life in Winston-Salem.

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Our Rich History. Winston-Salem is a town that

has a long, interesting, and beautiful history. Beginning with its settlement by the Moravians in the 1750s, to the rise of the tobacco and textile industries, to the uniting of two neighboring towns, the Twin City has rarely stood still. And its residents are pretty darn proud of that.

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45,000 square feet is filled with some incredibly cool amenities: a planetarium, a Focault pendulum, a life-size Operation game, and a gravity-defying Millennium Ball. Then there’s the museum’s unofficial mascot, Huey, a colorful parrot who’s quite the talker.

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City Beverage. With strains of jazz emanating

from the doorway and warm wooden floors setting the scene, the laid-back atmosphere at City Beverage is as enticing as its craft beers and wine. But the true key to the store’s cozy ambiance is its friendly team of owners—Sonny and Spencer Davis (father and son)—who will happily recommend a brew or simply wish you a good day.

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Runnymede Park in the Springtime.

This odd little slice of green space in Buena Vista is home to one of the most spectacular displays in the spring—a wall of dark pink, velvety thick azaleas surrounded by lacy dogwoods, which, when illuminated in the morning sun, is nothing short of intoxicating.

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Christmas Decorations. Is there any city that dresses in holiday style like Winston-Salem? From the red and green glow of the Reynolds Building, to the Moravian stars adorning Fourth Street, to the prancing reindeer atop the First Street Hardees, to the crowning star at Baptist Hospital—one thing is certain: We do Christmas right.

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Foothills Brewing. Since opening on Fourth Street in 2005, Winston-Salem’s homegrown brewery has become a shining star in the craft-beer world. Stop by the pub and order a pint of one of the countless award-winning brews (Jade IPA, People’s Porter, etc.). Or go for the beer sampler and try them all.

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“Hot Now” at Krispy Kreme. It started on South Main Street in 1937 in the heart of today’s Old Salem—hot glazed doughnuts sold fresh to passersby. More than 75 years later, Krispy Kreme remains our town’s favorite guilty pleasure, especially when the neon “HOT NOW” sign lights up at one of Winston-Salem’s two in-town shops.

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The Reynolds Building. Of all the iconic

structures in Winston-Salem, it’s the 21-floor Reynolds Building that’s the crown jewel. Built in 1929 at the corner of Fourth and Main, the Art Deco tower was the tallest building in the South upon completion. It went on to serve as the prototype for New York’s Empire State Building. While it’s currently empty and awaiting its future, the structure will always have a defining role in Winston-Salem’s skyline.

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Getting Hands-on at SciWorks. Maybe SciWorks was designed for kids, sure. But that doesn’t mean grownups can’t enjoy it, too. The museum’s

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rolling meadows, and twisting nature trails, Reynolda Gardens might be the most stunning spot in all of Winston-Salem. We often wander its peaceful paths, smell its sweet air, and smile at the fact we didn’t pay a penny to get in. (Roaming is always free.) While spring is the ideal time to visit, the garden is in various states of bloom all year.

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The “Reynolda Mile” in the Fall.

This fabled stretch of Reynolda Road is lined with historic estates—Graylyn, Reynolda, and SECCA—and shaded by a towering canopy of trees. Drive by in the fall when the leaves are blazing and the sun is peering through the branches. It’s one of the more spectacular sights in town.

colorful stones of Augsburg Lutheran, the domed ceiling of First Baptist, the awe-inspiring sanctuary at Centenary United Methodist, and the Gothic wonder of St Paul’s Episcopal (just off Fifth). They stand out not only because of their beauty, but for their ties to our city’s history.

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A/perture Cinema. There’s a

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Getting Lost on a Countryside Drive. When the city starts feeling too busy

and crammed, sometimes the best thing to do is get lost. (Seriously.) Forsyth and the surrounding counties offer a beautiful variety of landscapes, from farms to vineyards to rolling green hills. Take that road you’ve always wondered about. Try to get lost for an hour or two. You’ll have some fun along the way—and you might just find something special.

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Abundance of Local Bakeries. As one

of our Greensboro friends told us, the thing that makes Winston so sweet is its plethora of local bakeries. Head to Winkler for sugarcake and fresh German loaves. Stop by Dewey’s for Pink Lemonade Squares and Grandpa Coffee Cake. Check out Ollie’s for fresh pastries and European breads. Or try out Camino for confections and coffee.

The Pier at Salem Lake. Even if

Reynolda Gardens. With its colorful gardens,

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of newcomers their first impressions of WinstonSalem. Many times they’ll talk about the town’s warm, welcoming spirit—the friendly smiles, the helping hands, the y’alls and yes ma’ams. As one writer told us, “No matter where you are, someone will always wave you over in a traffic jam.”

lot to like about A/perture Cinema, downtown’s independent movie house. The groundbreaking films, the affordable prices, and the fact we can enjoy a libation or two while inside the theater. Think of it a happy hour and a half.

size, the local performing arts scene is more than impressive. On any given night, you can catch a symphony concert, opera performance, theatre production, or ballet, along with countless other grassroots productions. The shows will keep coming as long as we keep supporting. you don’t fish, Salem Lake’s new pier is worth a visit. Jutting peacefully out into the lake, the pier is a great place to sit and wistfully contemplate the future or to rest before or after a hike/bike on Salem Lake’s greenway. If you have kids, urge them to look closely into the water for signs of aquatic life or, even cooler (for them), turtles.

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Southern Hospitality. We’ve asked a lot

Thanks to the two renowned medical centers in town, Winston-Salem’s health-care options are second to none. You’ve got Forsyth Medical Center, praised for its maternity ward and women’s health center, and Wake Forest Baptist, known for its cancer treatment and Level 1 Trauma Center. Add in Wake Forest School of Medicine and Brenner Children’s Hospital, and our city’s health is in safe, sturdy hands.

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Historic Neighborhoods. With their intriguing origins and distinct architecture, our historic neighborhoods tell the story of Winston’s rise to prominence—a narrative written in brick and concrete and wood. From the curvy streets of West End to the Craftsman bungalows of Ardmore, the estates of Washington Park to the extravagance of Buena Vista, these historic hoods carry on with a distinct mix of charm and grace.

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Hot Dog Wars. Winston-Salem’s

famous hot dog stands are as distinct as they are delicious—and it seems everyone has their favorite. Topping our list is Pulliam’s, PB’s, Kermit’s, Dairi-O, and the Little Red Caboose. Or for something completely different, head to Skippy’s on Fourth Street for a one-of-a-kind pretzel bun.

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Trees! Spend some time in a desert or Great

Plains state, and you’ll have a new appreciation for the density of trees in Winston-Salem. You won’t lack options for shade to picnic under, and the lush green in the summer improves even a mundane drive on I-40.

Local Golf Courses. Life is pretty

good for golfers in Winston-Salem. There are more than a dozen courses surrounding the city, plenty of good weather, and lots of fellow enthusiasts ready to hit the links. Try your hand at Reynolds Park or the famed Tanglewood Championship Course. Even on your worst day golfing-wise, you still can’t beat the scenery.

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Thruway Shopping Center. Thanks

to its broad mix of retail and specialty shops, Thruway has been the focal point of WinstonSalem’s shopping scene for nearly 60 years. And with the recent arrival of Trader Joe’s, the Stratford Road shopping center cemented itself as our town’s go-to spot to shop.

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Four Distinct Seasons. Take it from our relatives in Florida—having four distinct seasons is something to savor. There are the blooming azaleas of spring; the blazing maples of fall; the swimming-pool weather of summer; and the fleeting chance of snow each winter. (And if you ever find yourself complaining about the cold, just check out what it’s doing in Buffalo.)

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High School Rivalries. Whether it’s

Reynolds vs. Tabor, North Forsyth vs. Reagan, or East Forsyth vs. Glenn, some of the state’s fiercest rivalries take root right here in Forsyth County.

Geographic Location. By our count,

Winston-Salem sits less than four hours from the beach, less than two hours from Raleigh and Charlotte, and barely an hour from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Factor in the nearby vineyards and the easy access to Pilot Mountain, and you’ve got a city that’s sitting pretty.

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The Ghosts of Salem. Beware of the shadows in Winston-Salem. From the ghost of the “Little Red Man” in Old Salem to the myriad of spirits at Salem College, our town is known to have its fair share of spooks. While we’re not saying a ghost actually haunts Reynolds Auditorium, or that a black car literally chases you off of Payne Road, we’re certainly not denying it either.

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Art-O-Mats. Simply put, Art-O-Mats are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted into instant art-dispensers. Just put $5 in, pull the knob, and out pops an original artwork. You can find them at Krankies, Old Winston Social Club, and other downtown spots. Pumpkin Patches. From the rows of pumpkins lining Maple Springs United Methodist to the old-timey vibe at Hawk’s Pumpkin Patch off Clemmonsville Road, finding your Great Pumpkin in Winston-Salem is an easy, adventurous process. Gallery Hops. The first Friday of

every month, the Downtown Arts District is transformed into an open-air celebration of the arts. The streets are blocked off, galleries open their doors, musicians play along sidewalks, dance troupes hit the streets—and the City of the Arts truly lives up to its name.

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Krankies. Krankies is more than just a coffee shop—much more. Evolving from its origin as a meat-packing plant, the coffee roastery/bar/art gallery/live music venue is the best multiuse facility in WinstonSalem. If you can, arrive early in the morning and smell the beans being freshly roasted. Or, if you’re out and about, stop by the Krankies Airstream on Reynolda Road and get your coffee fix to go.

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Plethora of Running Routes.

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UNCSA. As the first public arts conservatory

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Brunch. Thanks to a surge of brunch

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Strolling Around College Campuses. Manicured lawns, stately

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Winston-Salem is a town on the run. Head to Salem Lake if you want to get your nature fix. Meander through Buena Vista to admire the beautiful homes. Run on the Muddy Creek Greenway if you want something flat and fast. Whatever type of run (or walk) you want, you can find it here.

in the country, UNC School of the Arts pulses with the future stars of Hollywood, Broadway, and beyond. Whether it’s the school’s annual production of The Nutcracker, a small-scale symphony recital, or even an impromptu performance during lunch, the energy and talent on UNCSA’s campus is certainly tangible—and oftentimes unbelievable.

spots, Winston-Salem can now rise and dine with the best of 'em. Dozens of restaurants are now carrying weekend brunch—those extended, indulgent meals defined by good company, good food, and the occasional Bloody Mary. Try Midtown Café for pancakes, Village Tavern for the Eggs Benedict, or most anywhere in downtown.

architecture, one-of-a-kind landmarks—our local college campuses can make education feel like vacation. To get a better view, simply head to the schools and take a self-guided tour. Walk along the quad at Wake Forest. See the John Biggers murals at Winston-Salem State. Traipse the charming landscapes at Salem College—the sightseeing is always tuition free.

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The Variety of Frozen Treats.

Winston-Salem’s frozen treats don’t start and end with ice cream. We’ve got Wolfies Frozen Custard, known for its 100 flavors of densely sweet custard. We’ve got Café Gelato, an intimate gelato shop next to Hanes Park. Then there’s Caffe Prada and its sorbet and gelato options. And finally, we’ve got the Blue Ridge Ice Cream in Dewey’s at Thruway.

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Local Bloggers. Word up! We love the

assortment of bloggers chatting up the Twin City. Smitty’s Notes, Triad Moms on Main, My WinstonSalem, A Foodie Stays Fit, and a slew of others keep our RSS feeds filled with interesting, honest feedback on our hometown.

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Food Bank Garden. The Betty & Jim Holmes Food Bank Garden represents what’s best about Winston-Salem. Since 1998 the farmland behind The Children’s Home has been used to grow fresh vegetables to give to the Second Harvest Food Bank. Volunteers maintain the garden, and in 2012 alone harvested more than 10,000 pounds of produce.

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BB&T Ballpark. Four years in, and we’re still in awe of our downtown ballpark. It was named National Ballpark of the Year in 2010 by BaseballParks.com, and it continues to add amenities (and fans) each year. Whether you’re coming for the baseball, the food, the fireworks, or just to hang with Bolt (will he ever win a race?), BB&T Ballpark is truly something to celebrate.

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Our Bright Future. While no one knows what the future holds, it’s clear that Winston-Salem is going places. From the health breakthroughs at our medical centers, to the cutting edge research in the Innovation Quarter, to the swelling vibrancy of downtown, the city seems well on its way to a brighter tomorrow.

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10 Events We Never Miss

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RiverRun. Since landing in Winston-

Salem in 2003, RiverRun International Film Festival has grown into one of the premier film events in the Southeast, bringing a wide mix of dramas, comedies, documentaries, and more to city screens.

Greek Festival. Opa! Held at Winston-

Salem’s Greek Orthodox Church, this weekendlong event takes visitors on a brief, tasty trip to the Mediterranean. While some come for the music or to shop in the marketplace, most just come for the food. (Us included.)

Heavy Rebel Weekender. Held at

the Millennium Center around July 4, Heavy Rebel brings the sights and sounds of the rockabilly culture to the arts district: classic cars, mud-wrestlin’, burlesque acts, and nearly 100 bands and performers.

National Black Theatre Festival.

Dynamic, energetic, and above all marvtastic, the biennial National Black Theatre Festival welcomes more than 60,000 visitors to town every other August for a mix of performances, workshops, and special events.

Salute! This springtime festival brings the wines of the Yadkin Valley to the heart of the city. At its core, the event is truly a salute to the dozens of wineries that call North Carolina home.

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Winston-Salem Open. Big time tennis, served Southern style. That’s the calling card for this summertime tournament at Wake Forest. The 3-year-old event has already brought some of tennis’ brightest stars to town (among them, John Isner and Andy Roddick). Dixie Classic Fair. Simply put, this

10-day spectacle stands as the biggest event in town and the second biggest fair in the state. More than 300,000 fairgoers come out each October for games, rides, shows, exhibits, and—of course—fair food.

The Nutcracker. Held at the Steven’s

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Center, this holiday classic features everything from colorful costumes to combat mice to sugarplum fairies—all of which comes courtesy of the talented students and staff at UNC School of the Arts.

Old Salem Easter Sunrise Service.

This 240-year-old event is beautiful in its simplicity. Thousands gather in the twinkling hours outside Home Moravian Church. After a brief message, they proceed to nearby God’s Acre, where they await the rising sun.

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The fun is blossoming this Spring at Old Salem.

The gardens are in bloom. Hands-on seasonal activities abound. Plan your visit today!

winston-salem centennial celebration community day May 11 FREE DAY! Music and hands-on activities. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

pottery fair on the square May 18 Sale featuring over 3o area potters! 1o a.m. – 5 p.m.

old salem cobblestone farmers market begins May 18 Runs every Saturday through November 23. 9 a.m. to noon

old salem offers free garden workshops throughout the spring For a complete list visit oldsalem.org.

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For a full list of events, classes & concerts, visit oldsalem.org or call 336-721-735o

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Daytrips Worth Taking

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Local Parks Tanglewood. With its rolling pastures

and soaring trees, Tanglewood is a place that’s best enjoyed slowly. Spend a lazy day picnicking 'neath the shade. Feed the ducks and ride the paddleboats at Mallard Lake. Stroll through the park’s arboretum or stop and see the horses at the stables. Maybe even play a bad round of Par 3 golf. When it comes to parks, Tanglewood has it all.

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Grace Court. This quaint little retreat in

West End is trademarked by a clock tower, tiered fountain, and charming gazebo. Grab a treat at nearby Flashback Smoothies and take a seat along a park bench. The bustle of the city will feel worlds away.

Hanes Park. This popular spot in West End really gives you an appreciation for the landscape of Winston-Salem. You’re almost in a valley here, with Reynolds High School up on a hill to one side and downtown up on a hill in a distance on the other. We love the stone bridges, tennis courts, neighboring businesses, and colorful playground—arguably the best in the city.

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Horizons Park. This rural retreat on the

north end of town includes a playground, picnic tables, nature trails, and a 2-acre dog park. But its biggest draw is the 18-hole disc golf course on site, the oldest course in the state. While it’s relatively short by today’s standards, the course is great for beginners and offers some pretty views.

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Wine Country. In a half an hour or less, you can leave the cityscape for the rolling hills of the Yadkin Valley and locally produced wine. Whether your tastes lean toward a Childress chardonnay or a Raffaldini red, you can sip, savor ... and enjoy bragging rights over hipper-than-thou and deprived Triangle residents.

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The Dan River. Tubing the Dan has become a summertime ritual for many in town. Rent a tube from the Dan River General Store, pack a cooler with your chips and Cheerwine, and then … just float. For something with a faster-pace, rent a kayak at the Dan River Company and paddle your way through the river’s rocky outcrops and tree-shaded banks.

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Hanging Rock. Not far from the Dan is Hanging Rock State Park, an area of dense forest loaded with waterfalls and wildlife. Take the mile-long hike to the Hanging Rock summit for a view that will leave you breathless (literally and figuratively). Or take the quarter-mile path to the Lower Cascades and dip your toes in the wading pool. You might forget that home is only a half-hour away.

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Blarney Burger. (Finnigan’s). A great

burger from an Irish pub? Why not! We’re not sure what makes this burger so tasty. (The whole grain mustard, maybe?) But it’s become our favorite in town.

Burke Street Pizza. When it comes to late night munchies, there’s nothing better than this wonderfully greasy New York-style pizza. Tawook Sandwich. (Mooney’s). Marinated chicken, garlic mayo, pickles, and french fries (in the sandwich)—it doesn’t make any sense, but it sure tastes good.

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The Garage. After previous lives as a welding and radiator garage, this Arts District fixture became The Garage in 1999, a funky concert hall with an Americana soul. We love the feel-good vibes here, which is aided by the random, whimsical dĂŠcor.

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Boulevard ended, this legendary club was reincarnated into a polished downtown concert hall in 2011. It continues to provide locals with a bridge to some of the biggest names in the music business.

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Moravian Chicken Pies. The local

comfort food of choice, these prized pies are found all over town—from Salem Kitchen to Hutch & Harris to various bake sales at local churches.

Mrs. Hanes Moravian Cookies.

These impossibly thin cookies are handmade daily. Sugar, lemon, ginger—we love them all. Apple Butter Baby. (Mary’s Gourmet Diner). Scrambled eggs, smoked sausage, and homemade apple butter on wheat toast. Breakfast doesn’t get much better.

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Chesapeake Crab Cakes. (Hutch & Harris). More crab, less cake, and broiled in butter—Hutch & Harris does crab cakes right. Chips and Salsa. (Las Estrellas)

Thick, handmade, and fried on site—the chips at Las Estrellas es mas excelente. Combined with the homemade salsa, it’s our favorite meal in town.

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83. Taste of Art classes at Sawtooth. (Art and wine? Yes, please!)

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96. Ice skating at the LJVM Annex (and the side-rail that saves us)

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Bowman Gray In Life: Renowned president of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. In Name: Bowman Gray Stadium; Bowman Gray School of Medicine

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ou’ve undoubtedly seen them before. You might not know them personally, but you certainly know them by name. Everyone in Winston-Salem does. Or, at least we think we do.

We’re talking about Winston-Salem’s most recognizable names—the ones you see attached to busy streets, prominent buildings, and historic stadiums. You’ve got Lawrence Joel Coliseum, Ernie Shore Field, Bowman Gray Stadium—names all of us in town have heard a million times. But if you stop and think about it, do you really know anything about the people behind these prominent names? Sure everyone knows about R.J. Reynolds, but what about Kate B. Reynolds? What about Simon Green Atkins? What about Roger L. Stevens? The following story looks to demystify a few of our city’s name-brand citizens. We’ll start with a name that’s forever woven into Winston-Salem’s history: Bowman Gray. 42 winston-salem monthly

hroughout its history, WinstonSalem has seen four generations of Bowman Grays and benefitted greatly with each one. Bowman Gray Sr. was born in Winston to Wachovia co-founder James Gray and his wife, Aurelia Bowman. As

an adult, Gray established a reputation as a dynamic salesman, becoming the first non-Reynolds to be named president of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco. And though he built one of Winston-Salem’s most opulent estates, Graylyn, he always looked out for the less fortunate. Throughout his life, Gray gave fervently to a number of local charities, orphanages, and organizations. It’s a trend that continued with each successive Bowman Gray, including his great grandson, Bowman Gray IV (commonly known as Bo). A successful financial broker, Gray

IV more than lives up to his forefather’s reputation of being passionate about, and active in, the local community. He currently serves on the boards of institutions such as the Prodigals Community, the Piedmont Fund Commission, and the North Carolina Children’s Home. “The opportunities I had growing up should be available to everyone,” he says. “The days of getting by on the old adage ‘I’m not my brother’s keeper’ are gone.” And that’s just fine with him. You might call it a family tradition.

Kate B. Reynolds

In Life: Wife of Will Reynolds and devout philanthropist In Name: Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

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he Reynolds’ family name is undoubtedly the most prominent in Winston-Salem, both in its history and its charitable realm. “The Reynolds really were the standard bearers for what it meant to give back to the community,” says Bowman Gray IV. “They set the bar for the Hanes and the Grays and everyone else. You don’t keep it; you give it away.” Kate Bitting Reynolds was certainly of that opinion. She married R.J. Reynolds’ younger brother, William N. Reynolds, in 1889 and took her civic responsibilities as seriously as he took his business. Kate helped with the founding of City Hospital in 1914 and also donated $200,000 for an AfricanAmerican hospital in town, which came to be known as the Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital. Her care and compassion for her community truly was undying, as she willed $5 million for a trust to the needy. Today, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has given millions of dollars toward helping North Carolina’s poor with health care, as well as research initiatives and grants. May 2013 43


Z. Smith Reynolds

Wayne A. Corpening

Zachary Smith Reynolds was the youngest child of R.J. Reynolds and his wife, Katharine, both of whom died when Smith was young, leaving him in the custody of his uncle and aunt, Will and Kate Reynolds. As a teenager, Smith dropped out of school to pursue his aviation passion and wound up completing a solo flight from London to Hong Kong. Tragically, though, he never made it to his 21st birthday, dying from a gunshot wound to the head after a party at Reynolda House in 1932. Whether it was suicide or murder was never determined, and his death remains one of the most mysterious cases in Winston-Salem’s history. But from the misfortune came a silver lining: the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. The foundation was started by his siblings, who used their part of the estate for the city’s benefit. One of the foundation’s most notable projects was a grant to the airport that now bears his name. The foundation also used a $10.7 million gift to lure Wake Forest to WinstonSalem in 1946. Even today, the foundation continues to promote the social, environmental, and economic growth of the area.

During his 12 years in office from 1977 to 1989, Mayor Wayne Corpening was known for his forwardthinking agenda and his broad range of accomplishments. Born in Winston-Salem, Corpening had an unrivaled love for the city and fought for its betterment. He helped navigate the Twin City through some tumultuous times—both socially and economically—not only seeing the completion of Joel Coliseum, but further developing the downtown convention center, improving I-40, building a new sewage plant, and overseeing the completion of the Stouffer Winston Plaza Hotel (currently the Twin City Quarter). His name is now seen along a section of I-40, and also at a popular downtown gathering spot—Corpening Plaza.

In Life: Pilot prodigy who suffered a tragic death In Name: Smith Reynolds Airport; Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Simon G. Atkins

In Life: Educational reformer; WSSU founder In Legacy: Atkins Academic and Technology High School

In Life: Mayor of Winston-Salem In Name: Corpening Plaza

A Chatham County native, Dr. Simon G. Atkins came to WinstonSalem in 1890 as the Depot Street School’s principal. The dilapidated state of the Columbian Heights neighborhood, a primarily African-American dwelling, concerned Atkins from the start. He promptly set out to improve the conditions there, opening a school in 1892. The Slater Industrial School began as a one-room building with only 25 students, one teacher, and Atkins serving as the founding principal. From these beginnings, it grew into Winston-Salem Teacher’s College in 1925, Winston-Salem State College in 1961, and finally Winston-Salem State University in 1970. Before Atkins’ death in 1931, he also witnessed the opening of the city’s first modern high school for African-Americans— Atkins High School. The school boasts such graduates as Lawrence Joel, NFL great Carl Eller, and former N.C. House Representative Larry Womble. While the original Atkins High School still stands today as Winston-Salem Prep, a new school bearing his name opened in 2005, ensuring his name and legacy pass on to a new generation.

John M. Gold

In Life: Local police chief and reputed politician In Name: The John M. Gold Freeway

If you commute to town via Highway 52, then you encounter John M. Gold’s name on a daily basis. A portion of the main thoroughfare is named for the former police chief and renowned city manager. Gold initially came to town as an FBI agent and was tapped to be the police chief in 1944, during which time he advocated for African-Americans to serve as open officers rather than plainclothes informants. A man of many talents, Gold accepted the job of city manager in 1951 and transformed Winston-Salem for the better. One of his biggest projects was the East-West Expressway, more commonly known as Business 40. Together with Mayor Marshall Kurfees, he fought for the highway to run directly through the heart of the city, hoping it would literally drive more traffic to downtown. 44 winston-salem monthly

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Most are familiar with Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, but not the decorated veteran it was named after. Joel was an African-American native of Winston-Salem who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. As an Army medic, he received the Congressional Medal of Honor after saving more than a dozen American soldiers following a Vietcong ambush (and after having been shot twice himself ). With such heroism, his namesake seemed like an obvious choice for the city’s new coliseum being built in the 1980s.

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In Life: Theatrical producer; arts champion In Name: Roger L. Stevens Center Unlike many of local landmarks, the Roger L. Stevens Center is named for a nonWinston-Salem native. Stevens was born in Michigan in 1910 and went on to enjoy a successful career as a Tony Award-winning theatrical producer, real-estate mogul, and champion of the arts before his death in 1998. In addition to producing shows such as West Side Story, Stevens also founded the National Council on the Arts (now the National Endowment for the Arts). Because of his cultural contributions both locally and nationally, leaders at the N.C. School of the Arts decided to name their grand performing arts center in his honor when it opened in 1983. The venue actually dates back to the 1920s, when it served as the Carolina Theatre and Hotel. It now holds a variety of symphony, opera, and UNCSA productions.

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But there were those in the community who condemned the idea of naming the coliseum after a black man. This caused lingering racial tensions to boil to the surface. “It all seems really absurd now,” says Frank Tursi, who profiled the ordeal in his book, Winston-Salem: A History. “I would expect no fight if Winston wanted to name a building after a war hero of any race today, but unfortunately I think that’s what Southern cities had to go through then to get to where they are now.” After much debate, the city named the coliseum for Joel in 1986, ensuring his legacy carried on. To this day, he’s the only Winston-Salem native to receive the Medal of Honor, our nation’s top combat award.

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Augustus T. Zevely: A 19th-century Moravian physician, Zevely served as a saddler, mayor, and town doctor in Salem. Today, his former home on Old Salem’s Main Street stands as the charming Zevely Inn B&B.

Milton Rhodes: A longtime leader of the local arts council, Rhodes has been a transformative figure in the city’s arts scene. While he’s set to retire soon, his presence will carry on thanks to the dazzling arts center named in his honor.

Archie Davis: A former Wachovia Bank president from Winston-Salem, Davis had a big hand in shaping skylines and history of Winston-Salem. Today, the Moravian archives in Old Salem bears his name.

Ernie Shore: Born near East Bend, Shore was a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in the 1910s before becoming sheriff of Forsyth County. Historic Ernie Shore Field (now Wake Forest Ballpark) was named after him.

Kathryn Crosby: As the widow of Bing Crosby, Kathryn Crosby is best known for bringing the Crosby Celebrity Golf Tournament to Bermuda Run in 1986. A bridge near the course now bears her name. She’s also credited with helping launch the Crosby Scholars program in local schools.

Joseph Winston: Col. Joseph Winston was a Revolutionary War hero from Stokes County who went on to become a successful politician. In the 1850s, a newly established town in North Carolina decided to name itself “Winston” in his honor. The rest, as they say, is history.

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1. Which of the following isn’t a nickname for Winston-Salem? a. Twin City b. Moravian City c. Camel City d. City of the Arts e. The Dash 2. What is the name of the famed golf tournament that’s still held at Bermuda Run? a. The Crosby b. The Reynolds Cup c. The Twin City Invitational d. The Vantage Championship e. Frank Spencer Classic 3. After the Wells Fargo Tower, what is WinstonSalem’s second tallest skyscraper? a. BB&T Tower b. Winston Tower c. Nissen Building d. RJR Building e. The District 4. Which of the surrounding communities is not in Forsyth County? a. East Bend b. Tobaccoville c. Rural Hall d. Sedge Garden e. All of these are in Forsyth County

7. What is the oldest high school in Forsyth County? a. Reynolds b. Mount Tabor c. Carver d. Atkins e. Bayside 8. What establishment resides on the top floor of the BB&T Tower? a. Twin City Chophouse b. Ryan’s Steakhouse c. The Twin City Club d. The Piedmont Club e. Skippy’s Hot Dogs 9. With nearly 13,000 workers, Wake Forest Baptist Health is the biggest employer in Winston-Salem. What is the second? a. Reynolds American b. Caterpillar Inc. c. Novant Health d. Inmar Inc. e. Krispy Kreme 10. What famous golfer played at Wake Forest? a. Sam Snead b. Ben Hogan c. Donald Ross d. Arnold Palmer e. Shooter McGavin

5. Which of the following was a famous Camel cigarette slogan? a. Your Doctor Smokes Camels b. Camel Tastes Good Like a Cigarette Should c. I’d Walk a Mile for a Camel d. Smoke Camels. They’re toasted e. You’re Never Alone With a Camel 6. What company bought Hanes Corp. in 1979? a. Nabisco b. Fruit of the Loom c. Sara Lee d. Champion e. Victoria’s Secret

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14. What was the name of the famous downtown block party in the 1970s and 80s? a. Rock the Block b. Music in the Park c. Summer on Trade d. Downtown Gallery Hop e. Carolina Street Scene

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12. UNCSA’s Nutcracker is now held annually at the Stevens Center. But it was originally held where? a. UNCSA’s Catawba Theatre b. The Carolina Theatre c. Reynolds Auditorium d. Arts Council Theatre e. The Garage

16. Which pro baseball team considered relocating to Winston-Salem in the 1990s? a. Kansas City Royals b. Minnesota Twins c. Arizona Diamondbacks d. Los Angeles Angels e. Montreal Expos

13. Who makes the famed Pink Lemonade Squares? a. Ollie’s Bakery b. Winkler Bakery c. Camino Bakery d. Dewey’s Bakery e. The Pink Lemonade Bakery

17. What is the UNC School of the Arts mascot? a. The Banana Slugs b. The Fighting Camels c. The Fighting Pickles d. The Violins e. The Fried Okra

18. Which site permanently closed after a man jumped to his death? a. The Pilot Mountain knob b. The Bolton Pool high dive c. The Wait Chapel bell tower d. The Winston Tower observation deck e. The Nissen Building rooftop 19. How does the Wake Forest Deacon typically make his entrance to football games? a. In a chariot b. On a camel c. In a hearse d. On a motorcycle e. On a Segway 20. Hanes Mall opened in 1974. Which of the following wasn’t an original department store? a. Macy’s b. Belk c. Sears d. JC Penney e. All were original stores

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24. What is the oldest bar in downtown Winston-Salem? a. Burke Street Pub b. Gatsby’s c. West End Opera House d. Recreation Billiards e. The Drunken Clam 25. The ghost of the Little Red Man is said to haunt what famed site? a. Main Hall at Salem College b. Graylyn Inn & Conference Center c. Old Salem’s Single Brothers House d. Reynolds Auditorium e. The Little Red Caboose 26. What was the tragic event that killed nine people (and is often called “the saddest day in Winston-Salem history”?) a. The May 5 storm b. The Hotel Zinzendorf fire c. The Siloam Bridge collapse d. Hurricane Hugo e. “The Pond” flooding incident

28. What’s the name of the movie filmed in Winston-Salem last summer starring Owen Wilson? a. Junebug b. Goodbye to All That c. The Shunning d. You Are Here e. Cars 3

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foodforthought Thanks to one dedicated family, the Tavern in Old Salem is back and better than ever—offering a sense of the past with a taste of the present. By Michael Graff – Photos by J. Sinclair

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he mother backs out of the upstairs kitchen and turns, holding a smile and wearing an apron as she walks past her husband. The father stands in the front room, holding his arm toward the dining room and saying to a guest, “This way.” The son is in the dining room, holding a chair out for the guest, who picks up the menu. The other son is downstairs in the kitchen, ready for the order. Chairs scrape against the wood floors. The stairs to the upstairs rooms creak. A church group is walking down them, one step at a time. One woman in the group stops and talks to the father, Rick Keiper, who along with his wife, Lori, is the 25th “tavern keeper” of the old tavern. “That chicken pie,” the woman says, “was fantastic.” “Remember,” Rick replies, “it’s chicken pie. Not chicken pot pie.” The distinction is important. Here, everything must be historically accurate. Here, every food is connected to a period of time, when this little stretch of land was its own town, before Winston and Salem merged 100 years ago. Here, they hold traditions. But even in a place frozen in time, this place is changing, too.

Family Ties Under the new ownership—Lori and Rick and two of their three sons—the old tavern is becoming known for more than its chicken pie and costumes. It’s becoming an important restaurant in Winston-Salem’s dining scene, with a full menu that often bends the historical guidelines. During the day, the wait-staff wears period clothing from the 19th century to accommodate the tour-group crowd. But at night, the staff is dressed in all black. Real candles are lit. And the old annex house from 1816 becomes a premier dining spot in this city. “It’s a modern spin on historic food,” says Lori Keiper, a longtime Old Salem employee. “A lot of people think it’s just a place to take out-of-town visitors. We don’t want that. We want everyone to come.” They changed the name to the Tavern in Old Salem and added a full-service bar. Guests can now order a variety of wine, craft beers, and craft cocktails with their meals. They’ve also added weekly specials to the menu, and they change the menu with the seasons. It’s keeping up with the local-food movement— the Keipers are regulars at

the farmers market—which is really something like an old-food movement anyway, fitting perfectly here. The tavern now is a blend of what was and what is, and sometimes those time periods cross. At the heart of the restaurant is Jared, the Keipers’ middle son. Through high school, Jared worked as a dishwasher at Vincenzo’s restaurant on Robinhood Road, moving up to server and into the kitchen after he graduated from Mount Tabor. He then enrolled in the culinary arts program at Guilford Tech and graduated in 2004. He worked at Milner’s for five years before becoming head chef at District Rooftop Bar and Grille. He created a menu there, worked for a year, and then in February 2012, he got a call from his parents. Lori had been working at the Zevely House, where she was an innkeeper, and noticed that Salem Tavern wasn’t opening for the season. So she and her husband asked around, and then came up with the idea of becoming “keepers” at the tavern (Old Salem actually owns the building). On April 1, 2012, they became the owners. They tore up the carpet that had been covering the hardwood floors. They renovated the kitchen. They began to make plans to clear the wisteria off the patio. And in May 2013 59


Owner Lori Keiper and chef/son Jared. OPPOSITE TOP TO BOTTOM: Lemon Chess Pie. A dining space. Corned Beef Ruben.

July, they reopened as the Tavern in Old Salem. Jared, 28, would be the head chef. Another son, Jordan, 23, would work the front. They asked their oldest, Justin, if he wanted to join, too. But the 31-year-old was in the middle of launching his own business in Boone, so he’s still there. Still, four of the five Keipers are here. That pleases mom. “It’s nice to be here as a family,” Lori says. “I get to kiss their cheeks every day.”

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New Tastes, Old Tastes It’s a different experience for Jared, too, whose previous jobs had been in traditional restaurants. Now, he serves tourists and locals, all within watch of his parents. In a way, being locked into history has broadened him. Take, for instance, the crawfish that are on the menu. Lori, a history buff, found out that Salem residents in the 19th century ate crawfish they pulled from Silas Creek. So Jared added them to the menu. His come from the Gulf of Mexico, but that doesn’t matter, he says. “It’s introducing people to products they’re not used to,” he says. Jared is also one of the few chefs in the Triad to make his own sauerkraut, which makes his Reuben sandwiches (with local corned beef ) arguably the best around. He ferments the sauerkraut for two months in big 50-gallon clay pots that have a water seal on top to allow the gases to escape. He also makes cheese. And he cures his own meat in the big basement kitchen—part of which is actually built underneath the old road that cuts through downtown Old Salem. Some of that meat is duck. In fact, Jared says, “we sell more duck here than any restaurant I’ve ever been a part of.” Most of that goes at night, under the candlelight, when the Tavern at Old Salem becomes a restaurant of today. But that doesn’t mean the Keipers don’t know they’re standing in a place of history. So don’t worry: They’re not messing with the chicken pie. During one week in December, they sold 1,200 slices of it. “I can never take chicken pie off the menu,” Jared says, smiling. “But we sell more than just chicken pie now.” The Tavern is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday (brunch only on Sundays). thetaverninoldsalem.ws.

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ith spring finally settling over Northwestern North Carolina, now is a great time to explore the many wineries and vineyards that dot the Yadkin Valley. The following list highlights three dozen wineries that are within an hour’s drive of

Winston-Salem—all of which have a tasting room that’s open on the weekend (and sometimes during the week). We’ve grouped them together by location to make your daytrip planning a little easier.

SURRY COUNTY

YADKIN & WILKES COUNTY

Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery 170 Heritage Vines Way, Elkin 336-366-3301. carolinaheritagevineyards.com

Brandon Hills Vineyard 1927 Brandon Hills Rd., Yadkinville 336-463-9463. brandonhillsvineyard.com

Brushy Mountain Winery 125 W Main St., Elkin 336-835-1313. brushymountainwine.com

Elkin Creek Vineyard 318 Elkin Creek Mill Rd., Elkin 336-526-5119. elkincreekvineyard.com Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery 235 Chatham Cottage Circle, State Road 336-835-2458. grassycreekvineyard.com

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Allison Oaks Vineyards 221 E Main St., Yadkinville 336-677-1388. allisonoaksvineyards.com

Cellar 4201 4201 Apperson Rd., East Bend 336-699-6030. cellar4201.com Divine Llama Vineyards 5349 Macedonia Rd., East Bend 336-699-2525. divinellamavineyards.com

Windsor Run Cellars 6531 Windsor Rd., Hamptonville 336-468-8400. windsorrun.com

May 26 Beach Party Sunday Misty Creek Vineyards 720 Wyo Rd., Mocksville 336-998-3303. mistycreekwines.com

Flint Hill Vineyards 2133 Flint Hill Rd., East Bend 336-699-4455. flinthillvineyards.com

McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks 315 Thurmond PO Rd., Thurmond 336-874-3003. mcritchiewine.com

Hanover Park Vineyard 1927 Courtney-Huntsville Rd., Yadkinville 336-463-2875. hanoverparkwines.com

Junius Lindsay Vineyard 385 Dr Zimmerman Rd., Lexington 336-345-1354. juniuslindsay.com

Old North State Winery & Brewery 308 N. Main St., Mount Airy 336-789-9463. oldnorthstatewinery.com

Laurel Gray Vineyards 5726 Old U.S. Hwy. 42, Hamptonville 336-468-9463. laurelgray.com

Native Vines Winery 1336 N. N.C. 150, Lexington 336-787-3688. nativevineswinery.com

Olde Mill Winery & Vineyards 2742 Simpson Mill Rd., Mount Airy 336-374-6533. oldemillvineyards.com

MenaRick Vineyards & Winery 328 Luffman Rd., Ronda 336-328-7038. menarick.com

Weathervane Winery 1452 Welcome-Arcadia Rd., Lexington 336-793-3366. weathervanewinery.com

Round Peak Vineyards 765 Round Peak Church Rd., Mount Airy 336-352-5595. roundpeak.com

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery 450 Groce Rd., Ronda 336-835-9463. raffaldini.com

STOKES COUNTY

Sanders Ridge 3200 Round Hill Rd., Boonville 336-677-1700. sandersridge.com

Stony Knoll Vineyards 1143 Stony Knoll Rd., Dobson 336-374-5752. stonyknollvineyards.com

Shadow Springs Vineyard 5543 Crater Rd., Hamptonville 336-468-5000. shadowspringsvineyard.com

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Westbend Vineyards & Brewhouse 5394 Williams Rd., Lewisville 336-945-5032. westbendvineyards.com

Hutton Vineyards 178 Hutton Vineyard Ln., Dobson 336-374-2321. huttonvineyards.com

Slightly Askew Winery 913 N. Bridge St., Elkin 336-835-2700. slightlyaskewwines.com

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RayLen Vineyards & Winery 3577 U.S. 158, Mocksville 336-998-3100. raylenvineyards.com

Dobbins Creek Vineyards 4430 Vineyard View Ln., Hamptonville 336-468-4770. dobbinscreekvineyards.com

RagApple Lassie Vineyards 3724 Rockford Rd., Boonville 336-367-6000. ragapplelassie.com

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Herrera Vineyards 283 Vineyard Ln., Dobson 336-374-6164. herreravineyards.com

Shelton Vineyards 286 Cabernet Ln., Dobson 336-366-4724. sheltonvineyards.com

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Childress Vineyards 1000 Childress Vineyards Rd., Lexington 336-236-9463. childressvineyards.com

Germanton Gallery & Winery 3530 N.C. 8/65 Hwy., Germanton 336-969-6121. germantongallery.com

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Bernardin’s Bernardin’s is renowned for its elegant atmosphere, impeccable service, and sophisticated, succulent cuisine. In the former Zevely House in downtown Winston-Salem, Bernardin’s features a private dining room for parties. Go to bernardinsfinedining.com for info.

ian, vegan, and gluten-free options—all of which is served in a quiet but lively environment. Daily dinner and drink specials are available. diamondbackgrill.com. Hope du Jour. An annual tradition where on the given day, restaurants donate 10 percent of sales to Crisis Control Ministry. Crisis Control is a Christian-based ministry with a mission to assist people in crisis to meet essential life needs and become self-sufficient. Enjoy feelgood eating when you dine at participating Hope Du Jour restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on May 7.

Bleu Bleu mixes an eclectic atmosphere of food, service, and beverages in an affordable, upscale manner. The “inventive American” menu includes only the freshest ingredients. Located near the Stratford Road and Hanes Mall Boulevard intersection. For info go to bleurestaurantandbar.com. Diamondback Grill Diamondback Grill is a friendly neighborhood restaurant with an emphasis on farm-to-table food. The bar opens nightly at 5 p.m. with dinner service beginning at 5:30 p.m. The menu offers something for everyone’s tastes—burgers, ribs, steak, seafood, and pasta, along with vegetar-

Jeffrey Adams From succulent steaks to hearty salads, Jeffrey Adams is the ideal place for a quiet dinner for two or an evening event for a large party. Featuring a wood-fired grill and craft cocktails, it’s a place all of Winston-Salem is talking about. Located on the corner of Fourth and Marshall in downtown Winston-Salem; serving lunch and dinner. 336-448-1714.

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The Old Fourth Street Filling Station With popular outdoor seating and a cozy fireplace inside, The Old Fourth Street Filling Station offers a charming ambience and fantastic cuisine. This fine-dining haven retains a historic charm while offering daily specials from natural raw materials. 336-724-7600. theoldfourthstreetfillingstation.com. The Tavern in Old Salem Built in 1816 as an annex to the historic 1784 Tavern in Salem, this family operated restaurant features meals inspired by the Moravian families living in Salem in the 19th century. Locally farmed food, draft and craft beers, wine, and mixed drinks are now served in an upscale, casual environment. Wait staff

dressed in historic Moravian attire serves during the day. Patrons can dine by candlelight in the evening and enjoy a relaxed, peaceful meal in one of the restaurant’s intimate dining rooms. WS Prime WS Prime is a cozy café and lounge specializing in Southern favorites. It supports local farmers with an array of fresh baked breads, cheeses, jams, vegetables, and more. The chefs are known to amaze, preparing entrées such as Carolina Crab Cakes and homemade desserts like Mixed Berry Cobbler. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with specials happening each night. Brunch is also served each Sunday from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Complimentary valet parking and private dining rooms are available.

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Hors d’oeuvres • Cold Salads & Soup Brunch Favorites Omelets and Waffles Made-to-Order Carving Stations • Seasonal Vegetables Array of Desserts • Kid’s Buffet For more details, visit our website: www.wsprimerestaurant.com

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pretty basic (think burgers and hot dogs). So in 2013, the menu s the Winston-Salem Dash gear up for the fourth year at is expanding to include something new each night—barbecue, BB&T Ballpark, the front office is taking a moment to reflect chicken pot pies, meatball subs—along with the standard fare. on the first three seasons at the stadium. Since opening in 2010, the $48 million ballpark has earned New Promotions a handful of national honors, including the prestigious Ballpark Speaking of food, the ballpark will hold a series of All You Can of the Year Award from BaseballParks.com. The team was named Eat Nights that let fans enjoy unlimited hot dogs and burgers. The Organization of the Year in 2010 by BallparkDigest.com. first of these nights is April 18 (regular ticket prices apply). There But if you ask Dash President Geoff Lassiter what he’s most will also be changes to the team’s Thirsty Thursday promotion with proud of, he won’t mention any honors or awards. Instead, he Foothills Brewing taking over as the main beer sponsor. Lastly, the points to a number—930,244—the ballpark’s total attendance over team will its first three seasons. “We’ll hit 1 million fans in the B yfirstTo quarter m G i l l i s p ioffer e a new cost-cutting ticket package, 7 Nights of Fun. of the season,” he says. “It’s a testament to this community and the Air their amazing his support.” spring marks 10 years since ChrisOnPaul graduated from West Forsyth For the first time ever, a handful of Dash games will be All that said, Lassiter knows the Dash can’t rest on past High School. Since then, “CP3” has become a household name and a bona broadcast live on TV. The team has signed an agreement with ABC successes. In order to keep attendance on the upswing, the fide isbasketball Butthelong before an My NBA superstar, Paulnight wasgames justlive.a (The games 45 and 48 to televise its Saturday organization always lookingicon. to enhance experience at the he was diminutive, determined kid from Lewisville. The following story takes a look back were previously aired on tape delays.) Lassiter calls the TV deal stadium. So with that in mind, we asked Lassiter for a few things “extremely unique for an advanced 1A team and a great he’s excited about this upcoming season. at pre-celebrity CP3—the humble kid who played pickup games at the Central Y; advantage for people who can’t make it to the ballpark.” the one who stood only 5 feet tall as a high-school freshman; and the one who had Carolina Plan Enhancements the Plan greatest single-game performance inSights Forsyth County New (in and out) history. The arguably popular Carolina ticket packages let fans enjoy Most of the popular amenities inside the ballpark—party decks, reserved parking, better seats, free gifts, and complimentary dugout suites, Outfield Bar, Kids’ Zone, Womble Carlyle Club— food and beverages—all for just a few bucks more per game. will remain unchanged. But one notable addition is happening But if there’s been one complaint, it’s that the food offerings are

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• CP3 is not the combination of his initials and his jersey number, as people assume. CP3 comes from a family tradition; his father (Charles) and older brother (C.J.) are CP1 and CP2, respectively. Chris is CP3, and his son is CP4. • Though they both went to West Forsyth, the Paul brothers were only on the court together for 15 seconds at the end of a playoff game during Chris’ sophomore year (C.J.’s senior year). • Chris is an avid bowler and holds several charity tournaments each year. His love for the sport can be traced to his father, who used to take him late-night bowling at Northside Lanes. • Chris has at least one NBA record; he had a steal in 108 straight games from April 13, 2007, to December 23, 2008. He’s also third all time in assists per game (9.8) behind Magic Johnson and John Stockton.

The early days As a kid growing up in Forsyth County, Josh McGee remembers playing a lot of basketball. He’d often get together and play with two of his closest friends: C.J. Paul and his little brother, Chris. While C.J. was a good player, it was Chris who gave him the most trouble. “I remember when we kids would play two-on-one basketball games,” McGee says. “There were just three of us on the court, and we’d rotate around who’d be the one. [Chris] would be the one who beat the two … You just knew back then he’d be a very special player. He was always better than everyone else.” McGee, now the head football coach at Reagan High, adds that Paul was humble and yet confident. “He’d never let you know,” he says. “He was one of the most humble kids, and it was a humble family. He’s that way because his family is that way.” Still, “He told C.J. and me that he’d be in the NBA one day,” McGee adds. “We’d just say, ‘Whatever.’ ” Paul was always short, only 5 feet tall as a freshman at West Forsyth, and he played JV basketball for two years. By his junior year, he spurted to 5 feet 10 inches, and immediately became a standout in multiple sports. His dad, Charles Paul, says that Chris played football (quarterback 68 winston-salem monthly

and wide receiver) until his junior year, including two years on the varsity. “Back then, more people knew him for football than basketball,” Charles says. “Most folks don’t know AAU [basketball].” McGee, then the varsity quarterback at West Forsyth, says he was afraid that Chris was almost too special—even on the football field. “He was a quarterback and receiver, and I was thankful he wasn’t bigger than [me],” McGee says. “With his leadership and the way he makes everybody better, I would’ve been in trouble [at quarterback]. “He was the same on the football field that he was in basketball,” McGee adds. “He brought peace to a competitive environment; you’d know that everything would be all right.” A rare quality Marc Pruitt says he’s known the Paul family since Chris was 7 or 8—long before Paul sprouted. Pruitt initially met the Paul family through the Central YMCA and later coached 11-year-old Chris on an AAU basketball team. He says that Paul drew a lot of inspiration from Michael Jordan, a player with great athletic ability but greater intelligence. “Chris understood that it was not just ability but his brain,” says Pruitt, now a freelance writer and editor for the Winston-Salem Journal.

Paul later joined the Kappa Magic AAU team his sophomore year in high school. John Allen, now the girls coach for Forsyth Country Day, was the coach. Allen says Paul was one of the most determined players he’s been around. “He was driven, out to prove his ability,” Allen says. “That was one of the reasons he played for my club. Other clubs thought he was too short. A lot of teams wanted bigger guards, so he came to play for our team.” With Kappa Magic, Paul played with some terrific but unknown players. Roy Peake later starred at Thomasville and played at Winston-Salem State, and Reyshawn Terry starred at Reynolds and later played for UNC. “Our first year out, we finished third in the nation in Detroit; that was 2001,” Allen says. “Then we were national champions in 2002 (during Paul’s junior year at West Forsyth).” During their first year together, a college coach asked Allen where Paul was from; he’d never heard of him. At that time, Paul was completely off the recruiting radar, despite being the team’s leader. “He was the floor general,” Allen says. The best thing about Paul, Allen adds, is that he knows how to make other people look good and keep them engaged in the ball game. He did it then, and he

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336-306-9055 still does it for the Los Angeles Clippers today. He used those rare attributes to win the MVP award at the recent NBA All-Star Game. “Most kids want to score,” Allen says, “but Chris wants to win. If he’s required to score, so be it. If he can get an assist to get someone else pumped up, great. It’s a rare quality; you don’t see it much today.” 61 points The most memorable game of Paul’s high-school career came after his grandfather, Nathaniel Jones, was murdered in late 2002. Paul decided to score exactly 61 points to match Jones’ age at his death. Charles Paul says the idea to score 61 points came from his wife’s sister, Rhonda Richardson. With less than two minutes left in the game against Parkland, Paul had 59 points. He drove to the basket, took a hard foul, and the shot fell in. He had his 61 points, but he still had to take a foul shot. He stepped up to the line and purposely threw up an air ball, then checked out of the game in tears. His 61 point performance was picked up by ABC News and ESPN, giving the world its first glimpse at the legend from Lewisville. 70 winston-salem monthly

“This is something I’d never forget ... ever,” he said following the game. “It just felt like I could have died and went to heaven right there.” The retirement of his jersey Fast forward 10 years, and the legend of Chris Paul has spread from Lewisville to Los Angeles and everywhere in between. He left Wake as an All American his sophomore year and was selected No. 4 overall in the 2005 NBA Draft. He’s since been named an NBA All Star six times and earned two gold medals playing for the U.S. Olympic team. Earlier this year, Paul found himself back in familiar territory at WinstonSalem’s Joel Coliseum. Wake Forest had decided to retire his No. 3 jersey at halftime during a game against Maryland, and Paul was determined to be there. Following the ceremony, he said it was one of the most emotional days of his life. “I got goose bumps because I’ve been here since I was a kid looking up in the rafters and seeing all of the jerseys,” he said. “This may be more of a different feeling because this is home.” Paul put the jersey retirement above any of his other accomplishments.

“This is it. This is right there at the top,” he says. “It’s one of the best days of my life, in that it’s timeless, and it’s something that no one can take away from you.” Charles Paul had a similar reaction. “Man, it gives me chill bumps to have my son’s jersey hanging in Joel Coliseum,” he says. “That’ll be up there forever.” And despite his son’s global fame, Charles notes that Forsyth County is still important to Chris. In addition to holding a basketball camp here each summer, he’s held several celebrity bowling events that raise money for his CP3 Foundation. The foundation has generated thousands of dollars for the local community and also provides scholarship money for a Forsyth County senior to attend Wake Forest each year. “This is where Chris was born and raised,” Charles explains. “We live here, and my parents still live here.” Added Chris, “Everybody knows I have 336 on everything I do. I still have a 336 phone number. “This place is home for me, and it always will be,” he concluded. “People change, things change, but one thing that’s always been a constant is home.” May 2013 71


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up in Old Salem and downtown on Trade, Fourth, and Third streets. Each will feature a “W-S� or “Winston-Salem� insignia, along with the number 100. The center of each rack will include a kind of door panel, called a Doorway to the Past, on which a different painter will paint buildings and people of historic relevance in town. “We need more bike racks downtown,� Lail says. “It’s cool to have unique, artistic bike racks. I think it’s a great project.� Each of the centennial racks will look different. Some will simply be abstract. Others will showcase designs that complement a business or recall a common historical period. A rack scheduled to be built in front of A/perture Cinema on Fourth Street, for example, will feature circular “reels� made of metal. The shapes of another rack will resemble the PennyFarthing bikes that were popular in the 1800s and featured a high wheel in front and a much smaller one in back. Lail, 36, says he isn’t fond of making detailed designs before he works. Instead, he takes a more spontaneous approach. “I just create them from my head,� he says. “I try to let them evolve as they go. It’s more organic that way.�

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Zach Lail is fusing his two biggest hobbies together for the centennial. By Ken Keuffel – Photos by J. Sinclair

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ach Lail manages Mock Orange Bikes on West End Boulevard. When his work day ends, he often retires to an area in the back of the shop to bang, cut, bend, and weld metals into a variety of shapes. Turns out that riding bikes is only one of his hobbies—metalsmithing is the other. “I don’t like to do it for the money,� Lail says of metalsmithing, which he learned to do when he was 17 and took a summer job as a welder. “I like to do it because I really like to create things. It’s like therapy for me. I’ve definitely discovered that, over the years, I’m happiest when I’m creating.� Lail is also content to create what he calls “functional art that will serve some kind of purpose.� A couple of years ago this took the form of a bike

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I’ve always enjoyed making things. It probably dawned on me that I was creative maybe 10 or 15 years ago when people started to say, “Oh, that’s nice. You can do that for money. You can sell that.�

How many art pieces have you sold over time?

I haven’t sold any. I usually give them away. I only make them for gifts or shows. If I were to make metalsmithing my job, I would lose some of the enjoyment of doing it. What inspires you or influences you?

I’m inspired by wildlife. A lot of the stuff I do is plant and animal abstracts.

    

   

     

       

 

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I just start anywhere. I start putting A and B together or just making shapes, and inspiration will come ‌ . I also have a tendency to really put my nose down until something’s completed. Once I start something, I complete it quickly. I don’t drag projects out for months. I’ll work 12 or 15 hours straight to get something done, especially when the creative juices are flowing, and things are clicking. Who are some other artists you admire?

I really like some of the local artists, such as Hieronymus and Laura Lashley. I admire their organic styles. I also like Seo Young Deok, who makes life-size sculptures out of bicycle chains. He’s amazing. He only uses one material, and he sticks to one thing—the bicycle chain—and makes amazing, very lifelike sculptures.

  

       

What would surprise people about you?

I try not to be full of surprises. I just try to live a simple life and minimize distraction.

rack in front of Camino Bakery, which he made to celebrate the establishment’s opening on Fourth Street. Like many others, Susan Morris was a big fan of Lail’s Camino rack. A longtime downtown advocate, Morris contacted Lail and commissioned him to make five additional racks to commemorate the WinstonSalem Centennial Celebration, which she is helping to organize. Lail said that the Winston-Salem Centennial Committee is paying him $2,500 for the racks; the money should enable him to cover some expenses and to turn a small profit. The racks will be made from bicycle tubing or recycled steel donated from local welding and fabricating shops, including Oliver’s Custom Drive Shaft and Richard Childress Racing. The racks will go May 2013 73


PAVING WAYS TO THE FUTURE Bishop McGuiness Catholic High School Founded in 1959, Bishop is the largest nonpublic high school in the Triad. Students enjoy an outstanding high school experience with exceptional academics, extracurricular activities, and athletic opportunities. The school embraces a diverse student body and invites students of all faiths, ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds to attend. A safe, caring, and positive environment makes Bishop McGuinness the perfect place for students to learn and grow. Greenhills School Greenhills has a different organizational model this year. One-to-one and small-group tutoring are available for students with average to above-average intelligence with a language specific learning disability, dyscalculia, and/or dysgraphia. Home-school students are welcome. The Ortin-Gillingham approach to instructing will be available. The goal is to bring the student’s achievement to grade level or beyond. Noble Academy Noble Academy is a haven for bright students

with learning differences who haven’t been able to find success in a traditional learning environment. Students in grades K–12 are able to reach their full potential due to Noble Academy’s small classes and caring teachers who use direct, individualized, and research-based instruction. Salem Academy Now in its third century of sustaining a community in which girls learn best, Salem Academy remains dedicated to fostering the intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical growth of young women. As advocates for women in leadership roles, Salem recognizes its place in a global society and persists in its commitment to a lifetime of learning. St. Leo Parish Catholic School Completely renovated in 2002, St. Leo’s maintains its tradition of a strong Catholicbased education with an excellent academic program. The school advocates caring, sharing, and doing for others to foster in young people a sense of positive self-worth, responsibility, and accomplishment.

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Winston-Salem Monthly is out and about at some of the city’s biggest parties, fundraisers, galas, and special events.

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Forsyth Country Day School A private, independent school for students preschool through 12th grade, Forsyth Country Day School is progressive in its approach to education and exceptional in its results. With small class size at the core of the school’s curriculum, teachers can focus on what they do best: helping students discover their potential. Using this approach, the school strikes the right balance between high educational standards and a warm, nurturing, and caring campus environment.

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Still Going Strong After 100 Years!

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Weddings at Reynolda Gala

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People who have already moved to Homestead Hills know the secret: You can have more fun here because you never have to worry about bill paying, housekeeping, dining, maintenance, and all the other mundane items that can eat up your day. Here…it’s wellness classes, parties, art, family, friends, games, and freedom. You could stay independent longer. You could have a higher quality of life. You could increase your health. Simply put, you could have more fun.

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Saluting a great community a hundred times over.

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Events at the Children’s Museum. The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem will feature a handful of special events this month, highlighted by free admission for moms on Mother’s Day (May 12) and a special Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 5. Bring your bike out for Bike Safety Day on May 18, or blast off on Star Wars Day (May 4). For more on these events and other events, call 336-723-9111 or go to childrensmuseumofws.org.

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Concerts at Ziggy’s. WinstonSalem’s biggest music club welcomes a handful of local, regional, and national acts this month. Highlights include Paul Thorn (May 3), Mother’s Finest (May 11), Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill (May 12), Old Southern Moonshine Revival (May 17), and JoJo (May 25). Tickets available at the door for most shows. Advanced tickets can be purchased at Ziggy’s box office (170 W. Ninth St.) Monday through Friday or online at ziggyrock.net.

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Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Live in HD. 8 p.m. This presentation is being billed as a rare opportunity to see the popular show that most people can only hear on NPR. It will be beamed live to Hanesbrands Theatre and other select cinemas across the country. Watch host Peter Sagal and judge Carl Kasell do their thing, which includes reading limericks and posing satirical questions. $20. Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St. 336-747-1414. hanesbrandstheatre.org.

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Student Film Screenings at UNCSA. Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Want to check out the work of future filmmakers? Then make plans to attend these free screenings of short films by UNCSA’s School of Filmmaking. May 2 offers films made by third-year students; May 3 showcases films by fourth-year students. ACE Exhibition Complex, UNCSA campus. 336-721-1945. uncsaevents.com.

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Shepherd’s Center Used Book Sale. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. The Shepherd’s Center collects used books of all types throughout the year in anticipation of this annual fundraising event. Proceeds go toward programs and services that support older adults in the area. Admission is free. Dixie Classic Fair Education Building. 336-748-0217. shepherdscenter.org.

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MOS DEF in Concert. One of the most influential hip-hop artists of all time is coming to the Joel Coliseum Complex (2825 University Pkwy.) Fellow hip-hop icon Slick Rick will open the show. For ticket information, stop by the coliseum box office, call 336-725-5635, or go to ljvm.com.

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BirdFest. Now in its 18th year, Habitat for Humanity’s signature fundraiser will take place in the Downtown Arts District. The event will include a “Buy ‘n’ Fly” art sale tent, a live auction of May 2013 81


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Private Lives. Friday and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Stained Glass Playhouse presents this classic comedy about a divorced couple who discovers that they are honeymooning with their new spouses in the same hotel. $15 adults; $10 seniors/students. Stained Glass Playhouse, 4401 Indiana Ave. 336-6614949. stainedglassplayhouse.org.

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Friday Fireworks at BB&T Ballpark. Game at 7 p.m. Throughout the summer, the Winston-Salem Dash will treat fans to a special fireworks show following every Friday home game. Single game tickets start at $7. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 336-714-2287 or go to wsdash.com.

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Tuna Does Vegas. Presented by the Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance, this production features the citizens of a small Texas town who take a wild trip to Sin City. $14–$16. Theatre Alliance stage, 1047 W. Northwest Blvd. wstheatrealliance.org.

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Race for the Cure. 8 a.m. Now in its 13th year, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. The 5K race begins at Salem College and winds through downtown WinstonSalem. For more info, call 336-721-0037 or go to komennorthwestnc.org.

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Walk to Defeat ALS. 9 a.m. More than just a leisurely stroll, this 3K walk is an opportunity to bring hope to ALS patients and raise money for a cure. The walk starts at Bridger Field House at BB&T Field, 499 Deacon Blvd. For more info or to register, go to web.alsa.org/winstonsalem.

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Bowman Gray racing. Gates at 6 p.m.; races at 8 p.m. The first full month of Saturday night racing at the legendary Madhouse gets underway in May, highlighted by a $2 Ladies’ Night (May 4), 100 lap Modified race (May 11), a special Train Race (May 18), and a doublepoints night (May 25). $10 adults; children 6 and under free. Bowman Gray Stadium, 1250 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. bowmangrayracing.com.

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Tanglewoof Dog Park Dedication. 1–5 p.m. “Tanglewoof” Dog Park at Tanglewood will hold an opening day party for guests and their pets. Vendors and food booths will also be onsite. Admission is free with a donation of one of the following items for Forsyth Humane Society: Purina Dog or Puppy Chow (brown kibble), Purina Cat or Kitten Chow, non-clumping cat litter, bleach, or paper towels. 336-721-1303. forsythhumane.org.

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Triad Craft Beer Week. This inaugural event will feature a different beer-themed event each night, such as Meet the Brewers, Craft Beer

Dinners, and the Triad Homebrewers Invitational. Portions of the proceeds will benefit the N.C. Brewers Guild, a nonprofit organization of brewers, retailers, and beer enthusiasts. For more information on all the happenings, call 336-202-6574 or go to triadbeerweek.com.

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Pups in the Park. Gates at 6 p.m.; game at 7 p.m. Bring your dog out to BB&T Ballpark as the hometown Dash take on the Salem Red Sox. Admission is $15 with part of the proceeds going to Forsyth Humane Society. All dogs must have written proof of vaccinations (rabies) to enter. It’s the first of several Pups in Park games; check wsdash.com for more dates.

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Arts on Sunday. 1–5 p.m. Held in the Downtown Arts District, these weekly art festivals bring crafts, music, food, children’s activites, and more to Trade Street each Sunday in May. All four of this month’s events will feature a different theme: Blues-A-Palooza (May 5), Mother’s Day Jam (May 12), Rhythm of Art (May 19), and Beach Party Sunday (May 26). Presented by Arts for Arts Sake (the AFAS

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Hope du Jour. Enjoy feel-good eating when you dine at participating Hope du Jour restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In turn, the restaurants will donate 10 percent of their proceeds to Crisis Control Ministries. For participating restaurants, go to crisiscontrol.org/hopedujour.

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Piedmont 300 Truck and Tractor Pull. Gates at 5 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. Called “the most powerful show on dirt,” this high-octane event is presented by United Pullers of the Carolinas. $18 adults; $5 children 6-12; children 5 and under free. Dixie Classic Fairgrounds, 2886 Shorefair Drive. 336-731-6966. tpull.com.

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Pilot Mountain Mayfest. This annual festival brings 20,000 visitors to downtown Pilot Mountain for an array of arts, crafts, and food vendors. Other highlights include children’s rides, live entertainment, and a variety of exhibits. Admission is free. For more info, go to townofpilotmountain.com.

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Family Fitness Friday. 6-8 p.m. Join the Gateway YWCA for an event aimed at inspiring fitness for the whole family. Events include Family Zumba, obstacle courses, a teambuilding exercise, and the unveiling of the updated Youth Wellness Room. Rumor has it NBA star Josh Howard will even be in the building. Gateway YWCA, 1300 S. Main St. For more details, call 336-354-1589 or go to ywcaws.org.

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Music Under the Stars. 7 p.m. Lewisville’s summertime concert series gets under way this month with a performance from the Invaders at Shallowford Square. Admission is free. Concessions are available; lawn chairs are encouraged. lewisvillenc.net.

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Declan’s Dash 5K. 8:30 a.m. Held in Kernersville, this 5K run/walk and kids fun run will start and end at Harmon Park, winding through neighborhoods in downtown Kernersville. Food and prizes also highlight the event. For registration fees and info, go to kernersvillenc.com.

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Bethabara Highland Games. 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Celtic music, dancing, crafts, games, food, and a traditional athletic competition highlight this annual celebration of Scottish culture. Kids can borrow Celtic costumes and participate in the games. Admission is free. Bethabara Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd. 336-924-8191. bethabarapark.org.

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An Evening with Bob and Friends at SECCA. 5:30 and 8 p.m. Join Winston-Salem Symphony conductor Bob Moody and noted composer Mason Bates for this casual evening of fun pop and folk tunes. Each show is preceded by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres … and you can bring your cocktails into the concert! $75 ($50 for those 45 and under). SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive. 336-725-1904. secca.org.

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W-S Symphony presents Pictures at an Exhibition. Sunday, 3 p.m.; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Part of the symphony’s collaboration with SECCA involving German artist Andreas Nicolas Fischer. During this concert, Fischer will stand by the symphony and create real-time video projections in response to what he hears in three compositions: Alan Hovhaness’ Mysterious Mountain; Mason Bates’ Liquid Interface; and Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. $15–$62. Stevens Center, 405 W. Fourth St. 336-464-0145. wssymphony.org.

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Winston-Salem Greek Festival. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. This wildly-popular festival features Greek cuisine, music and dancing, children’s activities, a marketplace, and tours of the Greek Orthodox Church (435 Keating Drive). $1 admission; free for kids. 336-765-7145. wsgoc.org.

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Dearly Beloved. Friday and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Presented by Twin City Stage, this backwoods comedy follows three lovably dysfunctional sisters from Texas as they attempt to host a lavish wedding. $18–$22. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive. For more info or to purchase tickets, call 336-748-0857 or go to twincitystage.org.

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Piedmont Opera’s Magnolia Ball. 6 p.m. Now in its 22nd year, this black-tie event serves as the signature fundraiser for Piedmont Opera. The night includes dinner, drinks, dancing, an auction, and an operatic performance. Millennium Center, 101 W. Fifth St. For ticket info, call 336-723-3700 or go to piedmontopera.org.

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Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market opening. 9 a.m.–noon. This independent producers-only market is held on Saturdays throughout the summer. Dozens of vendors offer delicious fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, eggs, cheeses, breads, and other farm products from the surrounding countryside. It’s held in Old Salem at the intersection of West and Salt streets. 336-721-7350. oldsalem.org/farmersmarket.

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Pottery Fair on the Square. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Held in Old Salem, this third annual event will feature more than 30 North Carolina potters selling handmade stoneware, earthenware, and folk art in a variety of styles. It will be held outdoors at Salem Square in conjunction with the Cobblestone Farmers Market opening. Admission is free. 336-7217300. oldsalem.org.

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Super Hero 5K Mud Run. 9 a.m. This high-intensity run features a pipe crawl, climbing wall, muddy creek, military crawl, and more. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners in each division. Proceeds benefit Sunnyside Ministries. Greenbrook Farm, 4080 Thomasville Rd. Register at themoraviangang.com.

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Yadkin Valley Wine Festival. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Now in its 12th year, this down-home festival features over two dozen Yadkin Valley wineries along with craft vendors, live music, and various children’s activities. Elkin Municipal Park, 399 W. Spring St., Elkin. Tickets are $25 at the gate and $20 online. 336-526-1111. yvwf.com.

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Triad Plant and Landscape Festival. 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Vendors from the plant and landscape industry will be selling plants and services to the public. A silent auction will be held and food vendors will be on site. Admission is free. Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, 215 S. Main St., Kernersville. 336-996-7888. cienerbotanicalgarden.org.

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Astronomy Observation at SciWorks. 8:30–11 p.m. Take a sky tour in the SciWorks Planetarium at 8:30 p.m., then join the Forsyth Astronomical Society for an observation in the parking lot beginning at 9 p.m. Telescopes will be provided. Admission is free. SciWorks, 400 W. Hanes Mill Rd. 336-767-6730. sciworks.org.

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Spring Book Sale. Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, 1–5 p.m. Friends of the Central Library will hold this annual sale featuring thousands of books, magazines, CDs, records, DVDs, and audio tapes. On Sunday all remaining items will be sold at half price or $5 per bag. Sales support the Central Library (660 W. Fifth St.). For information, call 336-703-3019 or visit forsyth.cc/library.

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American Girl Fashion Shows. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1 and 4 p.m. These events will celebrate the experience of being a girl, through fashion. Enjoy food, enter to win door prizes, and learn how girls clothing has changed over the years. $25–$40. Embassy Suites Ballroom, 425 N. Cherry St. 336-723-9111. agfshow.org.

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Arts Alive in Old Salem. 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Old Salem will hold a day of hands-on art-based activities including puppet shows, music demonstrations, photography, and other interactive events. $9 per student; $18 per adult. To make a reservation for your family, group, or class, call 800-441-5305. oldsalem.org.

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Crosby Scholars Invitational. Held at Bermuda Run Country Club, this annual golf tournament is a mini-reincarnation of the famed Crosby Golf Tournament with proceeds going toward programs and scholarships for Forsyth County students. A special Breakfast of Champions event will be held for participants before the tournament. 336-725-5371. For info on forming or sponsoring a team, go to crosbyscholars.org.

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N.C. Wine Festival at Tanglewood. Noon–6:30 p.m. The North Carolina Wine Festival brings more than 20,000 folks together for a day of music, exhibitions, food, and wine from over 20 local wineries. Entertainment includes Walrus (12–1:30 p.m.), Chairmen of the Board (2–4 p.m.) and The Plaids (4:30–6 p.m.). Tickets are $30 at the gate and $20 in advance (available online or at local Harris Teeters). ncwinefestival.com. May 2013 95


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CENTENNIAL: Centennial Activities at City Hall. 5:30–7:45 p.m. The city’s weekend-long Centennial Celebration kicks off with a number of special activities at Winston-Salem’s City Hall (100 block of Main Street). From 5:30–6:45 p.m., a historical marker will be unveiled and a ceremonial “handshake” between Winston and Salem will be re-enacted. After that, a public reception featuring historic displays, food, and live music from local ensembles will unfold. Admission is free. ws100years.com.

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CENTENNIAL: Merger: Making the Twin City. Screenings at 8:15, 8:45, and 9:30 p.m. Downtown’s A/perture Cinema will premiere this engaging documentary focusing on the consolidation of Winston and Salem. The film uses anecdotes, photos, and testimonies from historians to tell the story of our city’s past. Admission is free though advanced tickets are required. (Screenings are likely to sell out.) 336-747-7063. aperturecinema.com.

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CENTENNIAL: Blue Moon Gallery Hop. 5–10 p.m. In addition to extended gallery hours, this free event will feature an art display from WS/FC Schools and an exhibit of historic artifacts from the city’s fire and police departments. At 7 p.m., a Community Toast will be held as Foothills unveils its Centennial Ale and Primo unveils its Centennial Water. The Vagabond Saints Society will then present a concert of renowned rock and pop music from WinstonSalem’s history. It’s all happening in Downtown Arts District (Sixth and Trade streets). ws100years.com.

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CENTENNIAL: Community Day in Old Salem. 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. In honor of Winston-Salem’s Centennial, Old Salem Museums & Gardens is opening its doors to the community. All attendees will enjoy free admission ($21 value), allowing them to tour Old Salem’s 11 exhibit buildings and participate in a handful of special activities. Begin your visit at the Old Salem Visitor Center (900 Old Salem Rd.) to receive a tour map and enjoy an orientation video. 336-721-7350. oldsalem.org.

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CENTENNIAL: Centennial Parade. 2–3 p.m. This monumental parade will feature marching bands, walking entries, and 10 decorated floats representing each decade of Winston-Salem’s existence. It begins at 2 p.m. along South Main Street and runs north through the Old Salem historic district before turning left onto Fourth Street. A block later, it turns left on Liberty Street en route to Corpening Plaza, where the city’s Party in the Plaza will commence. ws100years.com.

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CENTENNIAL: Party in the Plaza. 3–8 p.m. This citywide party will feature jazz and R&B music from Rhonda Thomas, Dee Lucas, and headliner Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen. Other highlights include food vendors, Centennial brew, various merchants, and historical displays. The party will be held at Corpening Plaza (231 W. First St.) starting immediately after the Centennial Parade. Admission is free. ws100years.com.

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CENTENNIAL: Community Worship Service. 4–5:30 p.m. The Centennial Celebration concludes with this free multi-congregational worship service at the May Dell amphitheatre at Salem College (500 E. Salem Ave.). The service will feature a call to worship by the Rev. Laura Spangler, music from several local choirs, remarks from the Rev. Gary Chapman, a sermon by the Rev. Sam Stevenson, and a lovefeast. ws100years.com.

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Francis L. Fries The Industrialist Known today as Winston-Salem’s first industrialist, Francis Fries was expected to become a Moravian minister by his peers. He surprised many when he bucked his theological education and teaching job at the Salem Boys’ School to become a lawyer in 1833. Three years later, he was hired as an agent for Salem Manufacturing Co., which sparked his interest in machinery and economic development. After supervising the city’s first cotton mill, Fries quit Salem Manufacturing and built his own textile mill in 1840—part of which still stands as the Brookstown Inn. Fries’ fiscal success propelled him into prominence, and he became the first chairman of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners in 1849. His handprint on the city is visible today; he proposed construction of Salem College’s main building and oversaw completion of the city’s first courthouse. At the time of his death—at only 51 years old—Fries had laid the foundation for the city’s future industrialists while leaving behind a prominent family of his own.

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Robert Gray The Merchant Long before Hanes Mall and Thruway Shopping Center, there was Robert Gray’s mercantile shop at the corner of Third and Main streets. Gray, one of Winston’s most prominent early citizens, purchased the first plot of land in Winston in 1849 shortly after the formation of Forsyth County. A year later, he opened Winston’s very first retail shop on the land and quickly established himself as the leading merchant in the area. A sharp businessman, Gray would go on to serve on Forsyth County’s first Board of Commissioners and also helped found Salem Cemetery in 1857. The title of Winston mayor was even his for a short while in 1861, after which he resumed his position as the primary merchant in town. Though Gray was laid to rest in the Salem Cemetery in 1881, his family legacy continues to be felt across Winston-Salem (and the state). His son, James A. Gray, went on to found Wachovia National Bank in Winston-Salem, which became the nation’s fourth-largest bank before it was bought by Wells Fargo.

Thomas J. Brown The Tobacco Archetype Surprising to most, the first tobacco factory in Winston wasn’t built by R.J. Reynolds. Instead, it was built by Thomas Brown, a Civil War veteran from Caswell County. Brown had the foresight to open a tobacco factory along Liberty Street in 1869, five years before Reynolds would arrive in Winston. While Brown’s first factory failed, he made a second attempt in 1872 after a railroad line was built through town. Almost immediately, his business boomed, selling about 250,000 pounds of tobacco during its first operating year. With Brown leading the way, dozens of other tobacco factories would spring up in the coming years, sealing Winston’s status as a tobacco empire. Brown went on to found local hardware enterprise Brown, Rogers & Co. He would also serve as the director of First National Bank in Winston. Today, his legacy can be seen in the renovated tobacco factories and warehouses scattered throughout downtown.

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