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Ours is truly an amazing time to live—a time when our all encompassing media brings often totally incomprehensible news of tragedy to us instantaneously. It breaks our hearts and makes us feel like there is nothing we can do. But there is, remember at the same time news of good people and good deeds can reach us just as quickly—look for it. That is when we cannot forget the bountiful goodness still around us. We can continue to strive for a full life of good, ultimately finding happiness within ourselves. Yadkin Valley Living Magazine has two new contributors sure to please: Catherine Rabb brings a delectable salmon and wine pairing and Mary Jac Brennan tells the story of three sisters/three early spring veggies. Send hugs and kisses in any season with a luscious, chocolately, sweet dessert. Try recipes from all the other regular features in foodsandflavors as well. May/June is traditionally Yadkin Valley Living Magazine's People issue. We neighbor so many good souls and almost 30 of them are within these pages waiting to meet you. June is Dairy Month. John interviewed a group of four-legged gals heavily involved in the dairy production at the Hostetler Family Farm in Hamptonville. Hummingbirds are fascinating creatures you can have in your own backyard. Terrariums are popular again and you can easily make your own. Clip the comprehensive list of Yadkin Valley Farmers’ Markets. Impress your friends—you’ll be able to know where and when to buy the freshest of the locally grown sumer harvest in every Yadkin Valley county! As a mom and retired librarian, I know the benefits of fun summer reading. There is something special about non-required reading that makes it doubly exciting. Add more zest by encouraging youngsters to write a book of their own like the two young writers reviewed in this issue. History has always been a shared passion for John and I enjoying everything from vintage cookbooks, post cards, tools, as well as every item our parents and grandparents used in our memories. Yadkin Valley Living Magazine will tour a new history museum, review new local history books, celebrate 150 years with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Office, introduce the youngest Yadkin Valley historical society and reacquaint you with a Southern lady from the Andy Griffith Show—don't miss it!

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May/June 2014 Volume 14 Number 5 Publisher/ Editor Barbara Krenzer Norman Advertising Sales Denise Conrad, Ken Knight, John Norman Contributing Writers Jessica Beardsley, Mary Bohlen, Mary Jac Brennan, Robin Brock, D.V.M., Miranda N. Burgin, Lewis N. Carroll, Colleen Church, Sara Cromwell, Caroline Donalson, Ruth Henderson, R. Bruce Heye, Jan Kelly, Ginger K. King, Julie L.G. Lanford, Carmen Long, Cindy Martin, Sandra Miller, Derek Morris, Robert Penry, Tavi Petree, Lara Stone Potts, Catherine Rabb, June Rollins, Eva Tomko, Leigh Anna Thrower, Marilyn C. Wells. Photographs & Photographers John & Barbara Norman, June Rollins, Miranda Burgin, Lewis N. Carroll, Cindy Martin, Tavi Petree, Mary Bohlen Graphics The Imprint Factory Distribution Ken Knight Leading Edge Web Design To inquire about advertising in Yadkin Valley Living (336) 961-3407 (866) 280-4664 Yadkin Valley Living assumes no responsibility for unsolicited materials. Entire contents copyright © 2014. All rights reserved. Reproduction of our created advertising materials and design work are strictly prohibited. Yadkin Valley Living is a trademark of Creekside Communications, Inc. of 332 West Main Street, East Bend, North Carolina 27018. Proudly printed in the USA. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in Yadkin Valley Living. We assume no responsibility for changes in schedules, prices, hours or information. Before traveling long distances, it is always wise to use the contact numbers included in the magazine to confirm that the events you wish to enjoy are still on schedule. The contents of advertising and articles do not necessarily represent the views of the publisher.


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Striving for High-Quality Wine By Bruce Heye


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Kiley Evans moved to North Carolina in 2011 to be the winemaker at Raffaldini Vineyards, located in Ronda as well as within the Swan Creek American Viticulture Area. He had had a long history in various aspects of the wine business and wanted to relocate from the west coast to the east coast to be closer to his aging parents. His interest in wine began while working in a Florida restaurant. Over several years he worked his way up from an entry-level job to being the sommelier (the person who orders the wines, manages the wine list and serves and consultants with customers on their wines). While working in various restaurants he met and married his wife, Karen, and decided that expanding their lives into the wine business would be a positive improvement to their lifestyle. On a vacation trip to the Napa Valley they made a side trip to the University of California, Davis campus, which is our country’s premier school for the viticulture and enology studies. While there, they decided to make a commitment to the wine industry. This commitment would require additional education so he began a two-year program at a Florida community college to earn an Associate’s Degree. He financed this degree by continuing to work in restaurants while Karen also worked to help support his education. After completing the two-year program, Kiley applied to U. C. Davis to be a third-year student. The odds were very long to get into the program because the program receives about 3,000 applications for only 30 available positions. Kiley was one of the fortunate students accepted. Because of the school workload, he could not maintain his studies and work so the full burden of family support fell on Karen. Two years later he graduated and accepted a job in Oregon. Kiley was 32 and well prepared to take the first steps in his new career path. The winery that hired him was Abacela Winery located in the Umpqua region of southern Oregon. His first position was as assistant winemaker. He chose this producer because he wanted the most diversified opportunity available and this winery did not produce any Pinot Noir, the great grape of Oregon.

By working with all of the other grape varieties he was able to gain broader experience. His work ethic combined with this experience gained him a promotion to winemaker. In 2008, he came to the attention of Agate Ridge Vineyards in the nearby Rogue Valley wine region of Oregon and so brought his skills to that winery. By 2010, he was increasingly concerned about his parents’ health and began thinking about a move to the east coast. A trade publication had listed Raffaldini Vineyards in North You asked for it! Carolina as one of the hottest young Subscriptions are wineries in the country so he began to again available. research the North Carolina wine business in general, Raffaldini specifically. Timing is everything; it was about this time the Raffaldini winemaker decided to move to Pennsylvania so the wineit just feels like home maker position became open. Kiley visited North Carolina and had his first meeting with Jay Raffaldini. Mr. Yes! Send me the next 6 issues (one years) of Yadkin Valley Living for just $25.00. Raffaldini, a member of an Italian family that has been making wine for hunName: dreds of years, started this winery venture in Wilkes County in 2004. Kiley’s Address: first meeting went very well and Kiley City/State/Zip: was impressed that Mr. Raffaldini was dedicated to producing quality wines as Check enclosed or charge to my Master Card, Visa or Discover well as believing strongly in the importance of providing an outstanding guest Card number: 3-digit code experience. As Kiley says, “You are first Expires: Signature: impressed by the wonderful Italianstyled villa at Raffaldini that houses the Mail to: Yadkin Valley Living Magazine tasting room and the spectacular view, PO Box 627 Or call us toll free at: 1-866-280-4664 but it is the quality of the wine that will offer valid till 12/31/14 inside USA only East Bend, NC 27018 bring you back.” ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

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With the assurance he would have a free hand to make the best quality wine possible, he accepted Mr. Raffaldini’s offer and started working as a part-time consultant until he and his wife could move to North Carolina to begin his full-time work as winemaker. The 2012 harvest is the first vintage Kiley had fully controlled and the results are very good. He is committed to experimenting with their grapes to produce outstanding wines. One major experiment is to air-dry a portion of the grapes and blend the drying skins with the wine to make it richer. This is an expensive process since the drying actually reduces the quantity of wine being produced through evaporation. However, the resulting wine is much richer with better flavors. This experiment has proven successful and he is planning to dry more fruit with future harvests. The vineyard is currently planted with eight grape varieties on 42 acres. The winery is currently producing about 7,500 cases of wine, but the production should increase since some of the vines are rather young and will produce more grapes as they mature. This partnership of Kiley Evans and Raffaldini Vineyards is working very well, and both Jay Raffaldini and Kiley seem to be very pleased with the development of the vineyard and the quality of their wines. If you haven’t been, you should definitely check out Raffaldini, both the wines and the view.

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Cherry Wine by Ginger K. King

Author Ginger K. King One of my favorite songs starts out “I feel like cherry wine, like Valentines, like a spring is coming and everything is all right.” Well, I don’t know about you but I’m so ready for spring; so ready in fact I’ve begun writing recipes for summer vegetable dishes and desserts with fine spring/summer fruits. Like the song, one of my favorite fruits that can go either sweet or savory is the cherry. Last summer on a trip through the Yadkin Valley, I acquired a bottle of Uncle Carl’s Cherry from Sanders Ridge Vineyard in Boonville. At the time I had my tasting, I wrote about a traditional rustic corn and pine nut cake with light syrup made from this wine to set off the salty, crunchiness of the corn meal and pine nuts. In the margin, I wrote “Roasted Pork Loin,” but my intellect told me to stick with the desserts when using cherry wine. Of course, the wine itself is romance in a bottle. Hence the poetic use by so many songwriters over the years. Pairing this wine with food for many is second to having the glass, or let’s be honest, bottle with someone they love. This particular wine from Sanders Ridge is named for owner Neil’s great uncle, Carl. It is crafted from dark cherries noted for their sweetness and deep rich flavor. Of course start cherries go very well with dark chocolate, milk chocolate and virtually anything sweet. However, it is the dark stone fruit notes in many wines that land it a capability to pair well with spicy and peppery foods. I started thinking about ways to use my Sanders Ridge Uncle Carl’s Cherry in a recipe and I pulled my notes out. The main note about the cornmeal and pine nut cake stood out but I was not in the mood for something sweet that day. Support loin it was. We enjoyed the pork loin with the wine and the wine sauce went well with the grilled polenta I served as a side. So I guess I got my corn cake and cherry wine, too! I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as we did. Using fresh cherries, as shown, and a little sugar will substitute nicely if you cannot find cherry preserves, it may just take a little longer to reduce.

Roasted Pork Loin 1 c cherry wine ½ t salt 1 T extra-virgin olive oil 2 lb pork tenderloin 2 shallots diced 1 T red wine vinegar 2 c cherry wine 1 t Dijon mustard ½ c cherry preserves Line a roasting pan with foil; spray with nonstick cooking spray. To make a marinade combine wine salt and ½ tablespoon of olive oil in a medium bowl. Place pork tenderloin and wine marinade in a large zipper bag marinate for at least one hour. Preheat oven to 425°F. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat for three minutes. Pat pork tenderloin dry; retain marinade, add remaining olive oil to skillet. Brown pork on all sides. Next, add shallots and sauté for two to three minutes until golden brown. Add wine marinade to deglaze pan then lower heat to medium. Cook for 30 minutes until it is reduced to 1 cup. Whisk in

Dijon mustard and cherry preserves. Continue to cook three to four minutes longer. Reduce heat to low; keep sauce warm as tenderloin cooks. After browning pork, place it on a prepared roasting pan and roast on the middle oven rack 20 minutes. Reduce oven

temperature to 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until internal temperature of pork reaches 155°F. Remove from oven, tent with foil and let rest 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with cherry glaze sauce and cherry wine, or a lighter wine such as a light rosé.

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Teresa Wooten is a creative baker. Of her Pina Colada Cake, Teresa says, "I made it up as I went!" Growing up, her 40 years of cooking skills evolved through the influence of her mother and both grandmothers. She prefers to make desserts and can't narrow it down to solely one favorite recipe. This cake is perfect for spring/summer. Teresa and all the folks she bakes it for love it because it is so refreshing.

Pina Colada Cake submitted by Teresa Wooten 1 box yellow cake mix 1 can Goya cream of coconut milk 1 can Eagle brand milk 1 lge can pineapple, drained 1 1/2 c coconut 18 oz cream cheese, softened 1 box powdered sugar 1 c chopped pecans, optional 1 t vanilla

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Prepare yellow cake mix as directed on box. Mix well; add 1/2 of the pineapple to the batter. Pour into a 9x13-inch baking pan. Bake as directed on cake box. While cake is baking, mix the Goya Cream of Coconut Milk and Eagle Brand Milk together. When cake is done poke holes in hot cake with wood spoon and pour the milk mixture all over the cake. Let cake cool and then add the icing. To make the icing, combine the powdered sugar, cream cheese and vanilla. Add the rest of the pineapple and coconut to the frosting mixture. Top with chopped pecans if desired.

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dessert tray Chocolate Cream Tarts from Jan Kelly Everybody loves chocolate, that's a given! These little bites only take 10 minutes of prep time and 10 minutes of cook time and can satisfy a sweet tooth without mega-calories. They are best served warm if you use the phyllo shells as refrigeration causes the shells to lose their crispness. Even easier and less expensive is using small oven-proof ramekins. Simply fill them with the chocolate mixture and top them each with meringue. Bake at 350°F until meringue is golden. Then serve the warm ramekins and enjoy the happy smiles of your friends and family.

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1 1/4 c granulated sugar, divided 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa 1/4 c cornstarch 1/8 t salt 2 c nonfat milk 3 lge eggs, separated 1 t vanilla extract 1/8 t cream of tartar 45 mini phyllo shells (about 15 in each pkg) Preheat oven to 350°F. combine 1 cup of the sugar and cocoa, cornstarch, salt in medium saucepan. Whisk in combined milk and egg yolks. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture thickens, whisking constantly. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Bake phyllo shells on baking sheets 3 minutes or until slightly crisp. Cool on wire rack. Fill each shell with about 1 T chocolate filling. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar in medium bowl. Beat with electric mixer on high speed until foamy. Gradually add remaining 1/4 c of the sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over top of each tart, making sure to seal edges. Bake tarts on baking sheets 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm or refrigerate before serving.

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Yadkin Valley Living Magazine. 1. There is no cost to enter. 2. The contest is open to all Yadkin Valley residents. 3. Yadkin Valley Living Magazine staffers, and or employees of other area media companies are not eligible to enter. 4. The apple dessert recipe must be original or your customized version of an old favorite. 5. All recipe entries become the property of Yadkin Valley Living Magazine to be used in any way without compensation. 6. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. 7. Recipes must be typed or legibly printed to be considered. 8. Be specific about measurements, directions, size of cans/packages so readers successfully enjoy using your recipe. 9. MULTIPLE ENTRIES can be submitted by each entrant but only one entry may qualify as a winner.

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Cookbook Collector by Caroline Donalson Everything about this cookbook is absolutely beautiful. The binding is heavy duty and ready for years of use. There's a nice surprise of several C.Winkler Bakery recipes! Most pages have comments from the recipe donors down the outside of the page making each dish so much more personal. "This was my mother's recipe. As a child I would not eat regular cooked fruitcake, but I have loved this one. My mother, Virginia Joyce Ziglar was born and raised in Winston-Salem. —Richard V. Ziglar

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1 lb graham crackers 1/2 of a 14-oz box white raisins 1/2 of a 16-oz box of chopped dates 1/2 lb chopped candied fruit 1 c coarsely chopped pecans 1 c coarsely chopped black walnuts 1 pkg (10 1/2 oz) marshmallows 1 c milk Roll the graham crackers until fine crumbs; place in a large bowl. Add all the fruit and nuts. Mix until well covered. Melt marshmallows in milk over low heat. Cool slightly; pour over fruit/graham cracker mixture; mix well. Pack in a 2-quart loaf pan lined with wax paper. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours before serving.

Rice-Vegetable Salad 2 c cooked rice 1/2 c mayonnaise 1/2 c Italian salad dressing 1 med green pepper, cut into small pieces 1 cucumber, peeled, seeds removed, cut into pieces 1 c sliced radishes 1/2 c chopped green onions 1/2 c chopped celery 1 sml tomatoes, seeds removed, cut into pieces Combine rice and salad dressing; refrigerate overnight. Combine mayonnaise and vegetables; add to rice mixture and serve. The Old Salem Museums & Gardens Cookbook, Favorite Recipes Collected from Museum Staff and Friends is $15.99 at the Visitors Center.

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John Hostetler grew up in Pennsylvania milking cows since he was five on his dad’s dairy farm. It’s no surprize he is milking cows in Hamptonville after moving to NC nine years ago. The Yadkin Valley landscape used to be covered with dairy farms the size of the Hostetler’s 80-cow herd on 180 acres. The pressures of 7-day work weeks, low milk prices and the expense of dairy business has pretty much driven the dairy business to consolidation of huge dairies milking hundreds of cows daily. The Hostetlers have continued because they specialize in something the food public is hungry for or in this case thirsty for—the Farm to Table lifestyle. Their product is all natural, non-homogenized, cream line milk you can buy straight from their shop on the farm. This milk is produced by grass and wrapped “pickled” hay. That is it. NO additives—just natural grass. The milk is vat pasteurized at a lower temperature, in order to preserve the enzymes. It’s heated to 145°, held for 30 minutes, then cooled to below 45° for bottling and stored at 36° in a cooler. Their non-homogenized milk doesn’t have the hard fat particles. Quoting Dr. Cohn from the Holistic Medical Center, “The calories are about the same as whole milk, un-homogenized milk actually has a claim of being helpful in lowering high cholesterol.” The farm milks twice a day, 365 days a year—some days are four hours long, some 18. The family’s three girls

Above: Stainless steel bottling equipment fills and caps each bottle. After filling the milks plays it cool at 36 degrees. Below: Grass this thick and green means happy, contented cows. and two boys are joined by two parttimers. When the family takes time off, there are others in the community to help. Talking about time off, the Hostetlers recently traveled to France to visit with ancestors on the farm their family worked in the 1700s. Like Si Robertson, John says, “Our family works hard but relaxes hard.” Only this Amish farm family was doing it before it became a popular slogan. John and Ruth talked about running the dairy, “Every day is a challenge. Consistency is what we strive for in all our products. For example, growing conditions are such a factor—if the weather is dry, the grasses are more nutrient enhanced—it all affects the milk.”

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Top: The family sells a host of dairy products from a small store beside their home. Below: The Government inspected farm’s production building where milk is bottled and ice cream is produced.

“I am so grateful to my family,” says John, “and the wholesome product they help provide. I like seeing my children take an active part in the operation and enjoying it.” Raising their holsteins, taking care of the land, producing and packaging their products make for one hard working family. But the end result starts and ends with “deliciousness” that is naturally wholesome.

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Wholesome Country Creamery’s Ice Cream Story The Hostetler Family’s made on the farm ice cream was another challenge. What they thought would be an easy, inexpensive ice cream would up taking a year of experimenting to get the perfect recipe. Turns out it si a different ball game to make ice cream from natural unhomogenized milk. Once they accomplished great tasting ice cream out of the churn, then came the problem of keeping that taste over time because frozen storage changes the consistency when ice crystals formed in the product. Ultimately the Hostetlers called in some help in the form of an ice cream industry consultant from Illinois who helped them over the final hurtles. They are proud of the finished ice cream product and they have every right to be. For John, the important factors in ice cream are taste, mouth feel and the experience . This is all natural ice cream made without corn syrup.The flavors are another plus—all Wholesome Country Creamery flavors are plant based—no artificial flavors. It’s natural, time consuming to make and John says, “Pricing is tough—but the premium taste and texture is worth it.” We’re talking about 16% ice cream, so it’s comparable to say, Ben & Jerry’s but is so much better. The family produces ice cream in 8 oz quarts and 2.5 gallon pails in vanilla, butter pecan, chocolate and black cherry. ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

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Dairy-licious by Carmen Long

Calling all milk lovers…is it time to celebrate? June is Dairy Month. I know some of you might not really love milk, but as the saying goes, “Milk, it does a body good!” and it really does. We know milk helps us have stronger bones, but other life-long benefits associated with dairy foods include a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and lower blood pressure in adults. Dairy foods are full of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, protein and vitamins A, D and B12. These essential nutrients work together to keep us healthy. Research has also shown a higher intake of calcium may help to reduce body weight. Why don’t we consume more dairy foods? According to the National Dairy Council, on average, Americans are eating only half (1.5cups) of their recommended daily dairy servings. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans daily amounts of low-fat or fat-free milk and milk products are two cups for children 2 to 3 years old, two and a half cups for children 4 to 8 years old and three cups for everyone 9 years and older. We hate being told we shouldn’t eat “this,” or we should limit our intake of “that;” however, milk is one thing we can consume more of if we aren’t at the daily recommended level. This is a positive. There are many ways we can increase our dairy intakes even if we aren’t milk lovers. • Make fruit-yogurt smoothies in the blender. • Use low-fat or fat free milk instead of water to prepare hot chocolate, oatmeal and hot cereals. • Enjoy a delicious bowl of potato, ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

broccoli or some other cream soup which is made with milk. • Top your soup, salad or casserole with low-fat shredded cheese. • Try one of the many flavors or lowfat yogurt or low-fat Greek yogurt. Individual servings are portable and convenient. • Substitute plain yogurt in place of sour cream in recipes like dips. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, every 20 seconds someone in the United States breaks a bone as a result of osteoporosis. This silent disease is a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans. In our country, 10 million people over age 50 are estimated to have the disease and another 34 million are estimated to have low bone mass increasing their risk for osteoporosis. Have you made an effort to strengthen your bones today?

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We are never too old to benefit from dairy products. What counts as a serving of dairy? 1 cup of milk, 1 cup yogurt, 1 cup frozen yogurt , 1 slice of hard cheese (1 ½ ounces) is equal to ½ cup of milk, 1 slice of processed cheese is equivalent to 1/3 cup of milk and ½ cup of cottage cheese is equal to ¼ cup of milk. I know it is summer and ice cream is a dairy favorite—this is not the way we need to consume our daily dairy quota of 3 cups per day. Actually you would have to eat 4 ½ cups of ice cream to equal 3 cups of milk which would result in around 800 calories and 36 grams of fat! Not the healthiest choice we can make. A helpful hint: to enjoy a scoop of your favorite ice cream, try making a small (not heaping) ice cream cone, or better yet, switch to frozen yogurt. Thank goodness my children have always enjoyed milk so getting them to drink this beverage of choice hasn’t been much of a problem. At one point when we needed to make milk a little more exciting, I discovered a small drop of food coloring would make their milk magically any color they desired. We made “magic milk” of their favorite school colors and sports teams, Smurf milk with a drop of blue, Barney milk with some purple, pink princess milk—the possibilities are endless. Just let their imaginations go to work. If children choose milk when they are young, they will more likely be milk drinkers as adults. What a wonderful goal to work towards! Celebrate June Dairy month and enjoy some delicious dairy products. Your body will be celebrating, too!


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Strawberry Buttermilk Salad 1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, canned in pineapple juice 1 lge (6 oz) package strawberry Jell-O速 2 c fat-free buttermilk 1 (8 oz) container Lite Cool Whip速 thawed 遜 c chopped pecans, optional 1c fresh or frozen sliced strawberries, optional Bring pineapple and juice to slow boil. Add Jell-O速. Mix well and cool. Add rest of the ingredients and stir. Put into 9x13-pan or glass dish. Refrigerate until set. Makes 16 servings. Note: This recipe is one Peggy Tim, Cooperative Extension nutrition program assistant for Healthy Families, shared with me. No one would ever know it has buttermilk as an ingredient. It is so creamy and delicious we sometimes use it as a dessert instead of a salad.

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Dissolve jello in boiling water using a wire whisk. Stir in yogurt until well blended. Fold in cool whip. Pour into pie crust. Refrigerate until firm. You may substitute any combination of jello and yogurt for different flavors. Peach yogurt and peach jello for peach pie and garnish with sliced peaches and fresh berries. This is a great summertime treat you can make ahead and you won’t heat up your kitchen using your oven.

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Cousin Jeanette's

Egg Custard by Mary Bohlen

Cousin Jeanette makes the most scrumptious egg custard! It's creamy as silk and is not overly sweet, with just the right touch of spices. I can eat it by the spoonfuls! Sorry to say, however, I'd never learned to make it until she twisted my arm one day,“come over and I'll teach you.” Jeanette is known in our family for making her popular egg custards. She uses here mother's treasured recipe. “As long as I can remember my mother made custard. When we were young, momma would make big custards cause we had a large family. Sometimes she made it in a crust, but I like it better without. Everybody loved momma's custard. A few mornings later I landed in Jeanette's kitchen, ready to make my first custard. She had all the ingredients and cooking utensils ready on the kitchen counter. “It's best to have the eggs and milk at room temperature. It blends better with the sugar.” Jeanette explained how custards have to bake in water. Preparing that step she poured water into two large baking pans and put them in the preheated oven. When time was up, we checked to see if the custard was “set” meaning it is firm and does not jiggle. Jeanette told me we could also use a regular table knife to insert into the center of the custard. The custard is done when the knife comes out clean. When the custard cracks in the center, it is done. Taking the pans out of the oven, we let them set to cool. This is a safety precaution for the cook because the water will be hot, plus the custard does better when it is allowed to cool gently. Please use hand mitts and be cautious when taking pans from oven. When the custard had cooled, my cousin and I helped ourselves to a hearty sample. Oh my, was it yummy! Should've done this a long time ago. It was a good day to spend with my dear cousin who is of my mother's generation. It was a joy to be with her. This dish is like many old family recipes handwritten or, in our case, from memory. 40

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Above: Mary and cousin Jeanette. Below: Fresh from the oven and ready to cool.

Egg Custard Recipe 11 lge eggs 9 c of whole milk Sweeten to taste. 1/4 t mace 1 t fresh grated nutmeg Preheat oven to 300째F. Put about one half inch of water into each of two large baking pans; put pans in oven for water to warm. Beat eggs; add milk to eggs one or two cups at a time; mix well. Add sugar to taste starting with one cup and

adding more gradually until it is the sweetness you desire. Beat or stir until sugar is dissolved. Add spices to mixture. Remove baking pans from oven; let set until steam from water stops. Set two large Pyrex/Corning baking dishes in baking pans. Gently pour custard mixture into dishes. Place pans with custards in oven using two shelves. Add more water to the pan if needed; bake approximately one hour or until the center of the custard is set. Cool before serving. Delicious warm or cold. Note: This recipe can easily be halved.

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Garden Fresh Salads by Marilyn C. Wells Family and Consumer Agent N.C. Cooperative Extension Yadkin County Center What better dish to prepare for dinner than a crisp, nutritious salad especially when it is straight from the garden! What a delight it is to prepare a meal that you grew or from the local farmers market. Not only do you have a sense of satisfaction serving a dish which is fresh as possible but farm fresh vegetables will provide maximum health benefits for your family. In pick-

ing out fresh vegetables and fruits, look for those with bright colors, blemish free and feel heavy in your hands. The first thing after purchasing is to wash the vegetables and soak in salted water before gently swishing in cool water. This will help remove dirt, dust and pesticide residue. Drain off the water and refrigerate in zip bags as soon as possible. Remember that fresh vegeta-

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bles have a short shelf life so only buy what you can use in the next few days. Vegetables and fruits are generally very low in fat with good amounts of vitamins and minerals. They are full of various antioxidants that help protect the human body from oxidant stress, diseases and cancer by helping the body to develop the capacity to fight against disease by boosting immunity. USDA recommends that we consume 5 – 10 servings of vegetables and fruits each day and that our plates be half full of the nutritious goodies. As Americans, we seldom eat enough vegetables and fruits. Try some of the following salad recipes with some early crop vegetables to stretch your daily servings of vegetables and fruits.

Marinated Asparagus Salad

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3 c asparagus (1 ½ lb) ¾ c pecans, chopped and toasted 2 T olive oil ¼ c vinegar ¼ c soy sauce ¼ c sugar 1 can black olives ½ red pepper, sliced Cut asparagus in 2-inch pieces. Blanch in boiling water for 4 minutes. Drain and dip into ice water.Drain thoroughly; mix with remaining ingredients. Marinate in refrigerator for 24 hours.

Asparagus and Orange Salad Asparagus is one of the oldest recorded vegetables. The Greeks and Romans considered it a delicacy. It is believed to have originated along the coastal regions of eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor areas. This perennial plant is part of the Lillaceae family which includes onion, garlic, tulip and daffodil. Asparagus is rich in the B-complex group of vitamins, some Vitamin C, A and E. It has only 20 calories per ½ cup serving and provides 35% of the daily recommended allowance of Vitamin K. 2 ½ c asparagus, diagonally sliced 2 c romaine leaves, rinsed, dried 2 oranges, peeled, cut into sections 1 red onion, thinly sliced 1/3 c raspberry vinegar 2 T canola oil 1 T orange juice 1 T sugar Salt and pepper to taste In a large pot of boiling water, blanch asparagus for 4 minutes. Drain and dip asparagus into a bowl of ice water. Drain until dry. In a large bowl, combine asparagus, lettuce, oranges, onion. Whisk together vinegar, oil, juice, sugar and seasonings. Toss dressing with the greens mixture or serve on the side.

Greens and More Salad 3 c cabbage, shredded 3 c romaine lettuce, torn into pieces 1 ½ c golden raisins 1 c red grapes, halved 1 pt strawberries, sliced ½ sweet onion, sliced 1 c sliced almonds Creamy poppy seed dressing Toss together cabbage, lettuce, raisins, grapes, strawberries, onion in a large bowl. Add dressing; toss to coat or serve dressing on the side. Sprinkle with almonds.

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Broccoli Salad

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Broccoli is a cool weather crop that grows best in spring and fall. It is in the Brassica family with cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage and arugula. Broccoli is loaded with phyto-nutrients to help protect from stroke and various cancers. It is a rich source of folate, vitamin C, A, K, B-complex as well as several necessary minerals. Broccoli has only 34 calories per ½ cup and loaded with fiber. ½ lb bacon 1 broccoli head, chopped ¾ c celery, chopped ½ c green onions, chopped 1 ½ c seedless grapes, sliced ¾ c slivered almonds ¼ c sugar 2 T white vinegar ¾ c mayonnaise In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels; crumble. Spread almonds on a cookie sheet; bake in a 350°F oven until lightly browned for 5 to 10 minutes. Cool. In a bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, crumbled bacon, celery, onions, grapes, toasted almonds. Toss with dressing. Chill before serving.

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Cabbage is in the same family as broccoli with similar cancer fighting antioxidants as well as compounds to reduce the bad cholesterol, LDL, levels in the blood. It’s a good source of vitamin C, K, B-complex and minerals such as potassium, manganese, iron and magnesium. Cabbage has only 25 calories per serving and is loaded with fiber. Several different varieties include green, purple, red, bok choy and savoy. ½ c apple cider vinegar ¼ c brown sugar, packed ½ t dry mustard 1 t celery seed ¼ t cayenne pepper ¼ t dried dill ½ c sour cream ½ c mayonnaise Salt to taste 3 c red cabbage, shredded 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced in strips 1 green zucchini, sliced in strips Whisk together vinegar, brown sugar, mustard, celery seed, cayenne pepper, dill, sour cream, mayonnaise, salt. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. Just before serving, mix vegetables in a large bowl. Pour dressing over the mixture and toss to coat.

Sunny Carrot Salad Sweet, crunchy carrots are rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and dietary fiber. Carrots are loaded with beta carotene which is among the most powerful anti-oxidants that protect the body from free radical damage. The vitamin A protects vision, connective tissue, teeth and gums among other health benefits. This healthy vegetable contains only 41 calories per ½ cup with no fat or cholesterol. This versatile vegetable can be used in a variety of dishes, even dessert. Try the following recipe for a cool, warm weather treat.

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2 c grated carrots 1 (11 oz) can mandarin orange slices, drained 1 c pineapple chunks, drained ½ c shredded coconut ½ c raisins 1 - 8 oz sour cream or vanilla yogurt Lettuce Almonds, sliced Combine carrots, orange slices, pineapple chunks, coconut, raisins. Stir in sour cream or yogurt. Serve on lettuce leaf and sprinkle with sliced almonds.

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Cauliflower Salad Easy Carrot Cauliflower Salad 1 lge carrot, peeled and shredded 1 lge cauliflower, cut into florets 1 pkg dry Italian dressing ½ c Parmesan cheese, grated 1 c mayonnaise In a saucepan, bring 1 inch of water to a boil; put in the cauliflower. Steam for 5 minutes or until tender but firm. Drain; cool slightly. While cauliflower is steaming, grate carrot in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix mayonnaise with Italian salad dressing and Parmesan cheese. Add cool cauliflower to carrots and creamy mixture. Toss together until evenly coated; refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.


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The cabbage flower, known as the cauliflower, is packed with anti-cancer phytochemicals which have been proven to battle free radicals, prevent from infection and cancers as well as boost immunity. We usually think of cauliflower as a creamy white head but other varieties come in green, orange and purple. All varieties are cholesterol and fat free with only 26 calories per ½ cup serving. Cauliflower is often cooked and mashed as a substitution for creamed potatoes. The following recipe can be used instead of potato salad at your next picnic. 1 head cauliflower, cut into bite sized florets 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped 1 onion, chopped ¼ c dill pickles, chopped ¾ c frozen green peas, thawed ¾ c mayonnaise 1 T mustard 1 t salt Pepper to taste 3 bacon slices, cooked, crumbled Place cauliflower florets in boiling water; cook 10 minutes or until fork tender. Drain and cool. Whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper. Toss cauliflower, eggs, onion, dill pickles, peas with the creamy mixture. Once well coated, cover; refrigerate 2 hours or more to enhance flavors before serving.

Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Spinach Salad

Green peas have been eaten for thousands of years but a new variety developed in 1979 changed the way we eat peas. The new crunchy, sweet snap peas may be eaten raw or cooked, as a vegetable or a snack. The whole pod is edible because the fibers go in one direction which is different than the green garden pea. With only 22 calories per ½ cup cooked snap peas, you can also use as a low calorie food to aid in weight loss. Sugar snap peas are a good source of fiber, iron, potassium and vitamin C.

Spinach with its tender, crisp, dark green leaves is one of the ingredients of chefs everywhere. It has been referred to as a store house for phytonutrients which aids in disease prevention. Spinach is rich in iron, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, as well as omega 3 fatty acids. It has antioxidants such as lutein and beta-carotene to protect against free radicals. Spinach is low in calories (23 calories per cup) and fat so it is recommended for controlling cholesterol and for weight reduction.

8 oz package sugar snap peas 1 c cherry tomatoes, halved ½ c carrots, grated ¼ c red onion, chopped 1/3 c mayonnaise ¼ c Parmesan cheese, grated ¼ t dried oregano ¼ t dried rosemary ¼ t dried parsley Salt and pepper to taste Rinse and drain the snap peas. Snap large pods in half; place in a bowl with the tomatoes, carrots, onion. In another bowl, stir together mayonnaise, cheese and seasonings. Gently toss with vegetables to thoroughly coat. Cover; refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Snap Pea and Strawberry Salad ¼ c olive oil 1 T balsamic vinegar 1 T raspberry jam 1½ t Dijon mustard 1 lb sugar snap peas 2 c iced water 1 qt strawberries, hulled and sliced Whisk olive oil, vinegar, jam, mustard in a bowl. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add sugar snap peas; cover for 1 minute. The peas should be bright green and still crunchy. Drain and dip into iced water for 2 minutes. Drain. Combine dressing, strawberries, snap peas and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

2 T sesame seeds 1 t poppy seeds ½ c sugar ½ c olive oil ¼ c white vinegar ¼ t paprika ¼ t Worcestershire sauce 1 T onion, minced 10 oz spinach, torn into bite-sized pieces 1 qt strawberries, hulled and sliced ½ c sliced mushrooms ¼ c almonds, slivered Prepare dressing in a medium bowl. Whisk together first 8 ingredients, cover; refrigerate 1 hour. Combine spinach, strawberries, mushrooms, almonds in a large bowl. Pour some of the dressing over vegetables and toss. Refrigerate for 15 minutes; serve with additional dressing as desired.

Creamy Spinach Salad 1 c slivered almonds 1 c mayonnaise ½ c milk ¼ c sugar ½ c bacon bits ½ c Parmesan cheese, grated 10 oz baby spinach ½ head cauliflower, chopped Spread almonds on a baking sheet; toast at 350°F for 5 to 10 minutes until nuts are golden brown. Watch carefully because they will burn quickly. Set almonds aside to cool. Mix together mayonnaise, milk, sugar with a whisk. When sugar is dissolved, stir in bacon bits and cheese. In a large bowl, place spinach leaves, cauliflower, toasted almonds. Pour in a small amount of dressing; lightly toss to coat. Serve with additional dressing as desired. ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

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Cities Grill and Bar Traveling to Winston Salem to eat at Cities Grill and Bar was a treat! Lunch and dinner meals are offered each day, with Brunch served on Sundays from 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m. On this particular night, the Dining Divas were having dinner together. As we drove in the parking lot, we could only image what awaits us inside. The restaurant’s architect is simply beautiful, both inside and outside. The restaurant has high ceilings, wood floors and murals on the walls. The lower area has a huge wall screen featuring great cities around the world to watch as you dine. The star ceiling makes this area really unique. Our group was excited because we knew this would be a good choice and we were right! Noted for its American cuisine, Cities’ motto is “A Taste of Quality.” The restaurant serves only fresh, top quality food at affordable prices. None of the food served is prepared with MSG or preservations of any kind. Cities Grill and Bar has a wide variety menu including specials of the day. Be sure to save room for dessert! The gals had pizza, which was made to order and baked in their stone oven; salmon, which comes grilled or blackened; and the Teriyaki Chicken; which was grilled to perfection. It’s nice to know catering is available. Cities Grill and Bar is a family owned business. The great atmosphere makes a pleasant dining experience for family and friends. On a basis of 5 forks being the best, our group rated Cities Grill and Bar 5 forks. Cities Grill and Bar 2438 S. Stratford Road Winston Salem, N.C. 27103

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1. Before cooking any type of rice your first step should be to rinse the rice thoroughly. This will remove some excess starch, which will tend to make the rice sticky and clump together. 2. If you are in a hurry, you can soak the rice in cold water before cooking. This will speed up the cooking process and make the rice have a fluffier texture. 3. Most recipes call for a 2 to 1 ratio (2 parts liquid, 1 part rice) but it is best to slightly reduce that by a small amount. Most people will typically find 1 ¾ cup liquid to 1 cup rice will produce fluffy and perfectly tender rice. Try using a flavorful stock or broth instead of just water. This will add additional flavor to the rice. 4. When cooking rice, it is best to use a heavy bottom pot with a tight fitting lid. The heavy bottom with help prevent scorching and the tight fitting lid will ensure the steam is trapped in the pot. 5. One step that is often forgotten is at the very end. Once the cooking time has elapsed and the liquid has been absorbed; you should turn off the heat and let the rice sit for five additional minutes. Before serving, fluff the rice gently with a fork.

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You have probably enjoyed that frozen, blended treat—thick like a milk shake but made of fruit instead of ice cream. The smoothie is the perfect summertime treat providing you with fruits and vegetables while also cooling your pallette and refreshing you from a hot summer’s day. Vegetables, you say? Yes! And that’s not all. Blend your smoothie with milk, yogurt, or tofu and it can be a great source of protein. Smoothies can even be a quick meal when you’re in a hurry. I love smoothies because you can put nearly any fruit or vegetable you want into a smoothie (provided you have an adequate blender) and it will taste great! Here are a few recipes that are not only delicious but help fight cancer with their phytochemical antioxidants. Each recipe makes two smoothies, so share one with a friend!

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Smoothies for Summer Nutrition submitted by Julie Lanford, MPH, RDN, CSO, LDN and Jessica Beardsley, Cancer Services Nutrition Intern

Tofu & soy—edamame and soy products like Tofu and soy milk are a great staple to have in your kitchen. Soy provides: complete protein, excellent sources (selenium, manganese and calcium), good sources (magnesium, iron and copper), isoflavones: genistein and daidizein, saponins which may lower cholesterol and protect against cancer, phenolic acids which have potential to stop cancer cells from spreading, phytic acid, an antioxidant, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids (polyunsaturated fats). Tofu comes in many varieties including soft, firm, silken and fermented. The silken tofu is a great for smoothies as it lends a soft, creamy texture and takes on the flavor of the foods you blend with it. Soy and breast cancer—a common misconception is that breast cancer survivors should avoid soy. Current research on breast cancer survivors shows it is safe to consume food sources of soy. It is not advised to consume powdered or supplement form of soy isoflavones. Spinach—that dark green leafy vegetable made popular by that cartoon sailor is another cancer-fighting food perfect for your summer recipes. Spinach is a source of fiber, folate and carotenoids: lutein and zeaxanthin, both powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals in your body before they can do harm. Research has shown dark leafy vegetables can stop or slow the growth of certain skin, lung, stomach and breast cancers. Great taste and cancer fighting nutrients all in one cup. What’s not to love? 52

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Jessica’s Smoothie ABC’s Add liquid—it helps the blending process, ie. you can always add more milk, juice or water) Bananas—I use raw bananas, not frozen, for sweetness and creaminess. You can also get creaminess with yogurt, avocado or tofu Cold—I use frozen fruit instead of ice cubes because it

makes a thicker, heartier smoothie with more antioxidants Disguise—if your making a spinach or tofu smoothie, make sure you’re also using a sweet fruit, juice, or honey to mask the taste. Evenly loaded—liquid first, then pile on the banana and soft stuff in the blender; finally add frozen chunks of fruit.

Peanut Butter Cocoa Smoothie ¼ c peanut butter ¾ c silken tofu or lowfat Greek yogurt 1 banana 2 T honey ½ t cinnamon 1 T cocoa powder 1 ½ c lowfat milk or soy milk

Creamy-cado Berry Smoothie ½ avocado 1 c frozen wild blueberries or mixed berries 1 c frozen mango or pineapple, 2 c lowfat milk or soy milk

“Annie Get Your Greens” Smoothie 1 banana ½ c frozen peaches ½ c frozen strawberries 2 c fresh spinach 1 ½ c lowfat milk or soy milk What’s so cancer fighting about these smoothies? Blueberries, touted as a superfood, this summertime berry is native to North America. Blueberries provide the following nutrients: Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Fiber and phytochemical anthocyanin, powerful cancer fighting agents concentrated in the skin of the blueberries. You can find two types of blueberries in the store: cultivated and wild. The cultivated blueberries are much larger, fitting about 90 in a cup compared to 150 wild blueberries. Wild blueberries have almost twice the skin per cup compared therefore twice the antioxidant power as the cultivated variety. Note, I usually find wild blueberries in the frozen section of my market. They are great for making blueberry pancakes or smoothies! ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

For this Creamy-cado Berry smoothie I used Silk soy milk, Trader Joe’s frozen mango, Kirkland’s Triple berry and half an avocado. I love this smoothie because its so simple and easy. Depending on the thickness you can eat it with a spoon or sip it through a straw. Remember you can always add more liquid to make it thinner! Enjoy!

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by Catherine Rabb Ah, yes. It is finally spring. The dogwoods and azaleas are blooming. The weather is lovely, perfect for sipping a glass of wine with friends on the porch. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the season than with a glass of pretty, crisp rosé. If rose means electric pink, sweet wine (sometimes called blush) to you, well, hose the pollen off of your favorite lawn chair, settle in to enjoy the warm weather, and give one of these tasty, refreshing wines a try. These are not your grandmother’s pink wines. Rosé wines have been quietly finding a place on the American wine scene in the last few years. I chuckle thinking of the customer a few years back who declined to try a glass of rosé saying his masculinity wasn’t secure enough to be seen on the patio holding a glass of pink wine. These days, it’s all the rage. That’s because rosé is one of the very best wines to drink in spring and summer. Its delightfully zippy qualities make it a perfect partner for warm weather food and fun. In other countries, drinking rosé is a long established tradition, especially in places where tourists flock to beaches. Southern France, Italy and Spain all make rosé wine that is eagerly lapped up by thirsty beachgoers, and often paired with the local daily seafood catch. Crisp, fresh rosés have the refreshing and thirst-quenching qualities of white wine, as well as some of the depth and cherry-berry fruitiness of a red. I am enchanted by the palette of colors of this style of wine, which can vary from the palest coppery-salmon to bright pink. Most rosés are produced dry (meaning in wine lingo, without noticeable sweetness) or with just a hint of sweetness, and most have a good jolt of thirst-quenching acidity. All that acid is great for setting off seafood, where the wine acts like a liquid squeeze of lemon for fish and shellfish dishes. They are terrific partners for pretty spring salads, and just about anything from the grill. Try rosé paired with a Cajun shrimp boil or a big salad with lots of spring vegetables and fresh grilled salmon. Rosés can be made from just about any red grape, including Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon, but often are produced from Rhone varieties like Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault. There are several ways to make a wine pink. The juice of most wine grapes is colorless, with color coming from the skins. Typically, winemakers allow just a bit of skin contact with the juice of the grape, much less than for a red wine, until the wine has a bit of color. In some places, a portion of the juice for a red wine is "bled off" during fermentation, while the juice is still pink. That's a win-win situation, giving a tasty rosé wine and leaving the remaining red wine with more concentration. Another huge plus? They are often very affordable; if you find one you love, buy several bottles, as you’ll find yourself reaching for them over and over again. Rosés are as fleeting as spring itself. They are not meant to cellar, but to buy and drink while they are young. Like so many of spring’s pleasures, these wines are simple, uncomplicated and easy to enjoy.

SPRINGTIME SALMON SALAD The recipe for this salad is really more a guideline than a recipe for it’s easy to assemble after a trip to the farmers’ market, works with any variation that suits you, and is delicious with rosé. You need 1/3 to ½ pounds salmon filet per person. Season salmon liberally with whatever seasoning you prefer. Pour a little olive oil on the surface of the salmon just to keep it from sticking to the grill. Perhaps try a Cajun

blend, lemon-pepper, or Herbs de Provence. A chef-y secret is to use a little creamy salad dressing like ranch or Green Goddess in place of the olive oil for a little more oomph. Don’t worry about over-seasoning, it’s really hard to go wrong here. Grill to desired temperature (level of done-ness). For the salad, use a spring mix, or fresh baby lettuces as a base. Add

whatever springtime veggies you find at the market; fresh asparagus, lightly steamed, tomatoes, radishes, snap peas.

This vinaigrette recipe serves 6, so increase or decrease as needed. 3 T vinegar (red wine, cider, or if feeling fancy, champagne) 1 t good mustard 1 clove fresh garlic, minced, or smashed) ½ t salt ¼ t freshly ground pepper 1 egg yolk 1/2 c olive oil In a bowl, whisk together everything except the olive oil. When well mixed slowly drizzle in the olive oil. The dressing will emulsify or look creamy. Toss a little with the salad and serve a little on the side. Assemble the greens and veggies in a large bowl, and lightly toss with the vinaigrette. Place warm grilled salmon on top. Pour a pretty dry rosé, and celebrate the promise of summer. * NOTE: if you are uneasy about the egg, feel free to leave it out, use eggbeaters or other pasteurized product or even substitute a tablespoon of mayonnaise to give a creamy feel.

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1 lb tilatpia ¼ c oil 1 lime (juiced) 1 T Ancho chili powder 1 jalapeno (chopped) or if the jalapeno is frozen just grate it ¼ c fresh cilantro leaves (chopped) Flour tortillas Mix oil, lime juice, ancho chili powder, jalapeno and cilantro leaves. Marinade fish for at least 15 minutes. (I like to marinade the fish for an hour.) Pan fry or grill fish on medium-high heat. Cook until fish can be flaked using a fork.

Fish Tacos Personally, I do not like sour cream, so I put ranch dip on mine instead. Most grocery stores carry the Ancho chili powder—regular chili powder just does not have the same effect on the tacos. Fish tacos was not a dish I grew up having but my husband would order them when we had dinner out. At first I thought they sounded strange. Later he asked me if I would make them for him at home, so I did. I still prefer beef tacos, but something different from time to time is a good idea.

Garnish: Shredded white cabbage gives the taco crunch; hot sauce if you want more heat; sour cream; thinly sliced red and/or green onion; chopped cilantro leaves.

Salmon with Brussel Sprouts Growing up you could not get my brother or me near Brussel sprouts. Mom stopped preparing them for us when I was in elementary school. I never paid attention how she prepared them, but the Brussel sprouts looked like slimy green light bulbs! My brother and I did not hold our opinions from her. Twenty some years later I noticed roasted Brussel sprouts in a magazine and decided to give them a try. I even made a dish of them and took to my family’s Christmas celebration. My parents were very surprised, but my brother still declined to try them. They are very good with crumbled cooked pancetta!


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1 lb Brussel sprouts (quartered) 2 T olive oil 4 salmon fillets (6oz each) Boursin black pepper cheese (flaked) Preheat oven to 450°F. Quarter sprouts; place in a medium bowl. Add oil; then salt and pepper. Spread evenly over a baking sheet; bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Stir a couple times. Push sprouts to the side; place salmon fillets on baking sheet; bake for another 10 minutes. The salmon should be opaque throughout. (Note: Boursin cheese is a wonderful cheese that adds so much flavor to the fish.)

Salmon Burgers 1 lb salmon filet (finely diced) 1 T prepared horseradish ½ t grated lemon zest 1 T emon juice 1 lge egg (lightly beaten) 3 scallions (sliced thin) 1 t salt ½ t pepper 3 T breadcrumbs Cutting the salmon can be a challenge. Start with making thin lengthwise slices and then cut crosswise. Or if you have an old cabbage chopper, I suggest using that tool. It will cut down on the time you spend dicing the fish. Put fish in the bowl; add the rest of the ingredients. Gently mix them together. Pat fish into patties about 1-inch thick. Broil four inches from top for 5 to 6 minutes; then flip over and broil for another 3 to 4 minutes. Keep an eye on the fish so that it does not burn. Yogurt-Dill Sauce ½ c plain non-fat yogurt ¾ T dill Mix yogurt and dill for the Salmon Burgers. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.

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The Forsyth Piecers and Quilters Guild was formed in 1981. Currently with 165 members, these quilters, aged 20 to 90 have accomplished success in local and regional projects and demonstrate quilting whenever invited. Members have made quilts for premature babies in local hospitals for over 20 years; today we're talking about about donating one to two hundred preemie quilts a year to as many as 500 babies in Forsyth and surrounding counties. When the babies leave the hospital, they take the quilt with them. Ongoing projects include lap quilts for patients in the Neuroscience ICU at Brenner Hospital, nap quilts for local at risk preschoolers and lap quilts for folks in nursing homes. Jonnie Miller organized the Senior Lap Blanket project based on her personal experience with her mother in a elder care facility. Her goal was to bring some cheer and color to the room of the inhabitants and to let them know that someone was thinking about them and the Guild didn't let her down. The blankets are no smaller than 30x30 and no larger than 36x36. That first round of delivery, Jonnie took 130 lap blankets. Every two years, the Guild sponsors a quilt show as a fundraiser—see the PLANNER in this issue, page 103, for all the details. There are rules and regulations for the one-time entries as this is a judged show for first, second, third place awards and honorable mentions in multiple categories. The Guild has hosted the NC Quilt Symposium for four years and will host again in 2019. Meetings are monthly; the second Monday at 7:00p at the church and each meeting has a guest speaker or special program for its members. You might enjoy a Covered Dish dinner on June 9 to celebrate another successful year and to get to meet some quilters. The Forsyth Piecers and quilters Guild website: is a user friendly site and tells all about the dedicated group. You can borrow quilting books from the club library and donate books to the same. Statewide quilt shows are listed. There are several Quilting Bees under the Guild umbrella. For more information contact Laura Davies,

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off the bookshelf Mount Airy author Laura S. Wharton and her son, Will have collaborated once more for the second book in the Mystery at the Lake House series.The Mermaid's Tale is perfect children ages 8 to 12 for their summer reading adventures. The lake setting lends itself to swimming, scuba diving, sail boating and of course mystery! Yet Wharton still makes the mystery a fun, educational adventure of water safety, ocean conservation and fish habitats for its readers. And, everyone loves a surprise ending but I can't say more. The Whartons' message comes across loud and clear—we all need friends and their support and we all have the power to believe in the magic all around all of us. The Mermaid's Tale, published by Broad Creek Press is $9.99 for a paperback and also includes a fun and easy project for readers, recipes from the characters' tables, an interview with Will and an interview with, yes, the mermaid. Check out to download activities and question sheets for children that relate to the book's content.

Remembering Miss Aggie is a true story by Mary Bohlen with illustrations by the late folk artist Addie James. At first glance, you see a young reader’s book in its paperback format but look again. The narrative Mary is sharing is ageless. The sweet story and colorful artwork open many doors for discussion and thought about an aged woman who was dear to Mary, a place and time in history left behind the reader but not to be forgotten. On completion, readers have happy memories to carry with them. Mary has published accounts for over 30 years and you have enjoyed her writing in YVLM for 14 years. She lives near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Remembering Miss Aggie is literally just off the presses and order information is not finalized. You can write to Mary at POB 61, Elkin, 28261 for more details.

Savanna Leonard is working on the third book of her young adult Greeks vs. Romans triology. Jezz's Secret was her first novel; The Imposter came out in 2013; the final book is expected to be released this summer. She is currently home schooled and as an eighth grader, she loves to read, write and listen to music at the same time. Savanna began seriously writing stories at 10. Writing fantasy/science fiction definitely needs a writer with a vivid imagination, a gift Savanna has sewn up—a coveted possession for a author but there is more. A strong storyline, defined characters and a hopeful ending make the novel a success. As Savanna continues to write, her skills will strengthen more and it won't be long before we will be able to say, "I know that author!" Come meet Savanna, Yadkin County Public Library's Author Luncheon on June 4, noon to 1pm, located at 233 E.Main St., Downtown Yadkinville, 233 E.Main St., 336-679-8792.


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wedding tips The #1 tip: plan, plan, plan so you have all your stress prior to your special day. You will have time to see all possible problems and stay within your budget. Best wishes!

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12 Months Prior to the Date: •use a date tool/cell or book •plan a budget including everyone •select attendants/color theme •reserve wedding/reception venues •book: caterer/cake, photographer and/or videographer, florist, musicians 9 Months Before •talk with clergy member •order bridal dress and accessories •buy attendants personalized gifts •register for wedding gifts •finalize guest lists •consult travel agent for honeymoon 6 Months Before •book portrait photographer •arrange all transportation •order invitations/announcements •complete honeymoon plans •order attendants’ dresses/suits •plan rehearsal dinner with fiance

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PEOPLE Yadkin Valley Living Magazine has always been about all the positive people in our own backyard, we've said it for 14 years now.

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Those folks who make up the Yadkin Valley and fill every issue with your neighbors, family, old friends and new ones but one issue, the May/June issue, it solely dedicated to the people of the Valley. Our people are constantly doing good things in their lives and for others; willing to give an hour of time, a ready smile, words of encouragement, a written note of thanks. That strength is what makes the Yadkin Valley so desireable and beautiful to visitors—that blend of good, constructive influence to better others' lives and be a neighbor. Our people issue has continually been the readers' choice. Mark Twain once said, "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest!" Every one of us is unique in our own way— Yadkin Valley Living is always on the lookout to promote some of the folks we have met in our travels, the ones that continue to inspire us. Prepare a glass of lemonade or the tea our South is so famous for, sit in a comfy chair on the porch and take in some of what people are doing in the Yadkin Valley.

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Amy Snyder

by Cindy Martin

Working feverishly at her desk, tucked away behind a black curtain at the end of the hallway on the second floor, is Mount Airy Museum of Regional History’s curator, Amy Snyder. The walls surrounding the computer area are covered with scores of photos of her children and precious grandchildren and past events at the museum. On the right are file cabinets and references materials and at her fingertips lie some turn- of- the- century texts Amy is studying for the “Memories on Main” Exhibit, scheduled to open in May. She looks up and greets me with a smile. Amy is the behind-the-scenes team player who prepares for upcoming exhibits, does research, answers the phone, takes photographs, maintains the website and Facebook page, or does whatever is needed for things to run smoothly at the museum. She’s responsible for everything from gathering data to measuring the temperature, light, and humidity within the museum walls, keeping the artifacts in pristine condition. “We’re a large museum with a small staff, and all of us pitch in and help one another,” Amy explained. “The staff and volunteers are like family.” Although she was born in New York, Amy was raised in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, near western Philadelphia. “I was the oldest daughter and was a big Philadelphia sports fan,” Amy confided. “I went to all the games with my dad.” She, in fact, graduated from Penn State with a degree in Business Marketing. “When I took the college aptitude test in high school, it said I qualified for three things: a trash collector, an archaeologist, and a spy. Being a curator allows me to do all three!” she added lightheartedly. ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

Amy followed the road less traveled on the journey to her present position. During the first chapters of her life after college, she was a stay-at-home mom and totally devoted to her children. In the mid 1990’s, after the children entered school, a part-time position opened up at the museum. This was a perfect fit as it allowed Amy to have a flexible schedule and work during school hours. Part-time turned into fulltime, and the rest is, as they say, history. Amy’s been there ever since. Today, her two sons are grown with children of their own: Adam and Lauren have one son, Cole, who’s nine; and Andrew and Lee Ann have a nine-month-old son, Robby. Amy’s daughter, Ally, lives and works in Asheboro. Presently, Amy is focusing her efforts on the upcoming “Memories on Main” Exhibit opening in May. Her “institutional memory” as the director, Matt Edwards, puts it, gives Amy a special insight and wisdom as she has seen the museum grow and change over the years and host myriad exhibitions. The display will include things like a perm machine, a shoe shine stand, an old Coke machine, and pictures and stories and other artifacts that will allow us to step back in time and learn about Mt. Airy “back in the day.” “It is my wish that people will think of the museum as a place to bring their children and visit and enjoy and keep history alive,” Amy said. “Just one visit and you’ll want to return again and again.” To learn more about the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History or check their schedule of events, visit their website M ay / J u n e 2 014



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Historic Mocksville invites you and your family to come enjoy the best of small town America. Our friendly people offer honest values, a smile and the kind of customer service you long for.

114 North Main Street, Mocksville, NC 27028 (336) 940-7030 Monday – Friday : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday : 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Closed Sunday

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All books are sold for 1/2 off the publisher’s price. Used paperback books can be traded in for 25% of the cover price in store credit.


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None Of The Above In the 80s, a young student, from South Stokes High began showing up at our house. I couldn’t decide if it was an attraction to my daughter or to play basketball! Tim Sands was 16, very focused and a great kid. I discovered he had a real musical talent on the guitar and vocals. As I learned more about him, I learned he had recently lost his dad, Paul Sands, a well known local banjo player and Tim’s musical inspiration and teacher, beginning at the age of 4 with assistance from handmade accessories Paul had designed. The family was from Brim’s Grove in Stokes County. As a few years passed, I learned he and some friends had formed a band and were playing local events as new, young bands do. By then, Tim had graduated from UNCG with a degree in Speech Communication, a concentration in radio and TV and was working at a local radio station, WPAQ on the weekends while he was finishing a second degree in Social Studies Education. While at the station, “The Hemrick Family Singers” was losing their guitar player. Tim was looking for a band and this put him with Tim Harrison. They formed “None of the Above,” ( to folks here, “NOTA”). All bands lose and gain members as time goes on. “NOTA” has been remarkably stable since it’s inception in 1995. Today the band consists of Lee Cecil, (2 yrs), dobro, High Point; Jon Cornatzer, (7yrs), banjo, (Clemmons); David Crawford, (14 yrs), mandolin, (Mt. Airy); Tim Harrison, (co-founder) bass, (Yadkinville) and Tim Sands, (co-founder) guitar, (Pinnacle). All these musicians share duties with lead and harmony vocals. Collectively the group has written a considerable amount of both vocals and instrumentals. They have produced several projects: All Points in Between (1997) featuring “Paul’s Breakdown,” banjo instrumental named for writer Tim Sands’ dad), “Skyline Drive” written by former member/mandolin player Charlie Wagoner. The first vocal originals included “Talking to the Mountain” and “It’s Just the Knowing” penned by Tim, along with his first gospel offering, “Thirty-three Years,” and David Crawford’s instruya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

mental “Name Please.” In 2005, Illusions became their next project with David Crawford’s title track along with an instrumental recollection of the street on which he grew up, “Onondaga Getaway.” Tim added “Driving by Graceland,” “Forget About Me,” and “All That Matters.” Tim wrote “Maybe Tomorrow,” while banjo player and newest band member, Jon Cornatzer composed the instrumental medley, “Road to Bei Hei/Tamara,” the latter named for his wife. A Compilation Album, Calvary featured all the gospel songs recorded by NOTA. NOTA has appeared on Live at Leatherwood’s Mountain Music Jamboree, Master Shield Records’ Refill and most recently released “Even Santa Claus Gets the Blues,” that already has over 4,000 downloads. When asked, “What pays for your musical addiction?” The response was our regular jobs: Lee Cecil, attorney, David Crawford, librarian WSHS, Tim Harrison, Mental Health Case Manager, Tim Sands, Social Studies Teacher WSHS and Jon Cornatzer, music teacher. When questioned, “How would you most like to be remembered?” The response was “As a band that wasn’t afraid to experiment. We play music we like and love, hoping others will too; that we lived up to our name, ‘None of the Above.’ We’re hard to define, not copying anyone. Equally appreciative and disdainful of being labeled bluegrass, newgrass, alternative country, or Americana, as long as none of it sticks for too long!” As a side note, on “Turn The Page,” Tim’s youngest son, Holden, 16, is featured on “White Lighting,” and his oldest son, Thomas, 19, referred to by his buddies as the old man, is a great bass player. I remember Tim standing him in a chair in order to play the bass at about the age of six. Take the opportunity to hear this versatile and talented group at your next event or festival. Contact them at, and if you’ve not heard them before, you’ll understand why “NONE OF THE ABOVE” is my “Piedmont Pick” for this issue. M ay / J u n e 2 014


Together the Pardues have met and encouraged hundreds of people over their years. Lloyd as a teacher and longtime sponsor in his school for Junior Historians, (he has the accolades for model structures, ie. Richmond Hill Law School house model and written editorial to prove it!) and Jo as a private duty and school nurse, (known for having her car trunk filled with freshly washed clothes, separated in boxes by sizes for boys and girls in need), have established themselves as stalwart contributing members of their community. At their 60th wedding anniversary celebration, it was standing room only for the entire event. This June will highlight the couple’s 62 years of marriage. Their chance meeting was romantically straight from a novel. Jo is originally from Kernersville, one of nine children. She was studying nursing at City Memorial Hospital when the hospital asked her to make a recruiting visit to a high school in the town of Yadkinville. Lloyd was born and raised in Yadkin County. The middle child in a family of seven children, he was drafted into the military and his sister had to walk across the stage to get his diploma in his stead. "I was stationed at Fort Knox at the time," Lloyd recalls. After the military, Lloyd built houses awhile with his father and brother. He yearned for more and

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The Pardues he then used his GI bill to attend High Point University. After graduation, he returned to his home in Yadkinville where he taught health and history for 33 years. But let’s return to their first meeting. When Jo came to recruit nursing students from Yadkinville High School, Lloyd was already a part time principal at the same school. "She was so cute in her hat and cape," remembers Lloyd. He instructed the senior advisor to find out Jo's name and phone number and he called Jo that very evening. After marriage, Jo was a stay-at-home-mom with their son Sam and daughter Ruth until both kids started school. At that time she worked as a private duty nurse. She obtained her BS degree from Winston-Salem State University and then worked with the county school system. As the decades passed and their lives changed with them, lots of their community involvement became minimized but not before they earned high respect for the years they gave back. They still strive to never let an opportunity pass without helping a soul if they can. Both Pardues love their grandchildren, history—in particular years of support for Historic Richmond Hill Law School site and nature park, helping others, plants and flowers...Jo's violets of many colors and her orchid with five blooms; Lloyd's bonsai and plant starts all fill a bay window in their dining room. What a lovely yard they have—Lloyd was quick to confess how relaxing it is to mow. All their family, friends and church in addition to regular trips to the local YMCA help keep them happy and positive in the home and town they love. 66

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Ruth Hutton Ruth Hutton is passionate about one of God's most shy and humble creations—sheep. It's no surprise then she would own a yarn shop and fiber studio. In '81, Ruth came to Elkin to utilize her skills in upholstery design with Chatham where she worked for seven years. She left New Jersey and her heritage traceable to the 1600s and made the Yadkin Valley her home. From Ruth's mother she learned all about needlework. She knits, needle felts, embroiders, spins, weaves and dyes yarn. When she bought Circle of Friends in 2007, located directly in downtown Elkin, Ruth added weaving and spinning to skills taught and sold in the shop. Is it important to know the "when" of her collection of anything "sheepish" began? Not really because it is obvious it isn't going to end! Ruth brought a list of the different items she has collected over the years. It was double columned ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

to include buttons, PEZ dispensers, movies and so very much more! Even her shop bathroom walls sport greeting cards, postcards, plaques, clippings and all bear sheep or lambs on them. It isn't unusual for Ruth to find an anonymously gifted sheep “something” at her shop door. With at least 150 items at home and another 125 or so in the shop, well, Ruth is running out of space but not passion for this critter. She buys a sheep item wherever she travels. How romantic that Ruth and her husband, David, held an intimate wedding ceremony in the Circle of Friends shop, surrounded by her most precious of comrades. One of her girlfriends handspun an angora garter belt just for Ruth. Ruth works with and advises the local hospital's auxillary group and many other organizations and churches making the like of prayer shawls and newborn baby caps, knowing they can rely on Ruth for their supplies. She also

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fits in giving demonstrations and has become a judge at fiber arts events. To take lessons on any needlework, an appointment is required for a oneon-one lesson at any level. "I am confident anyone can learn needlework," says Ruth. "Just drop by the shop to browse and we can talk." It's immaterial if you decide to make a sweater, a scarf, mittens or Christmas decorations, you will enjoy your time with Ruth’s gregarious personality and all the wonderful items in her shop. Her degree in textile design helps explain the gorgeous color combinations Ruth creates. Up to now, she gives her original pattern designs away. Just a hint here, in August Ruth is offering a class in making, are you ready? A sheep figurine, using uncarded sheep's wool and each with an individualistic facial expression...just in time for Christmas!

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Just inside the front door at the Humane Society of Davie County, (HSDC), is a shoe wash station for "shoppers" entering the kennel area. Then to the right is a room housing Bayley Brummett's office space. She is the new marketing manager for the HSDC in charge of social media, emailing, works with HSDC Board on event planning, pet photography, pet biographies, even inventorying and ordering supplies. Of course her unique name brings up the inevitable question of its origin and it’s interesting to learn it is a family name. "Every day is different with new tasks and I thrive that way," admits Bayley. A 2013 graduate of NC State, Bayley began her studies in the nutrition program. Quickly learning she was not crazy for science, she took an elective covering communication, public relations, marketing and that was it—the spark was lit. With her long-time love of animals, any kind

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Bayley Brummett of animal, and her interest in non-profits, Bayley had found her niche. “I dream of a world where every cat and dog has a family to call their own. This job allows me to work towards that goal while doing what I love—marketing!” says Bayley. After her internship at Second Chance Pet Adoptions in Raleigh, she was ready to find her new job with Davie County last July. Bayley's canine buddy is Chloe, a Second Chance love at first sight adoptee is 55 pounds of affection, energy and a survivor of recent ACL surgery. On Wednesday nights, Bayley and her boyfriend Nathan, teach the toddlers' class at their church. Gifted a new sewing machine at Christmas, she is intent on creating a new bed design "with sides" for Chloe to rest her head. Loving to cook and bake is challenging in an ovenless apartment but Bayley has learned innovative ways to make cupcakes in the microwave! And then there is hiking, fishing time with close friend Nathan. Bayley admits to being way too sensitive to join Nathan in his hunting ventures! This is one busy young woman whose work you will see regularly in Yadkin Valley Living Magazine's Pet Section promoting the HSDC. Nathan is a Yadkin Valley guy so we can hope the Yadkin Valley will be able to hang onto Bayley for a long time to come. “Every day at HSDC is an adventure. I have been able to learn and grow so much in the short time I have been here, taking on new and fun tasks constantly.” 68

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Joyce Mauldin-Ray

If Dalton Crossing’s Joyce MauldinRay is one thing—she is passionate. About life, about Downtown King, and especially about all aspects of her creative and beautiful store. Dalton's Crossing, is a fashionable woman's shop on a central corner of Downtown King geared specifically for women shoppers in their upper 30s and beyond, Joyce carries trendy looking clothing that is age appropriate. The stylish and historic building has lots of curb appeal too. For the interior, it took Joyce, a stylish woman herself, to build pleasing and just as stylish displays and arrangements of her clothing lines and accessories. After years of retail experience, Joyce decided to not wait any longer to make her dream come true—a clothing store of her own. With husband Wayne Ray as her silent partner, strongest supporter and sometimes in-house “display building carpenter” she opened her dream in 2011. Using her fashion expertise, Joyce offers only the best quality, well established lines of women's clothing, most of which are machine or hand washable, and accessories. She likes helping her customers be happy and feel good about themselves often encouraging them to mix and match to create outfits to get the most out of a wardrobe. Joyce doesn't carry mass merchandise, "You are not going to see yourself walking down the street." Everyone is welcome to explore Dalton's Crossing. There are always new clothing lines and special offers happening so it is wise to get on Dalton's Crossing email list! Joyce reaches out to her customers recalling the day of small stores putting customers first and wants that feeling for her customers today. She searches for items made locally and in the U.S.A.; she offers gift cards; complimentary gift wrap and graciously helps men find a special gift for the ladies in their lives. As if all of that didn’t keep her busy enough she shared exciting news, coming this fall to the store–women’s shoes! You can be sure she’ll be just as passionate about the footwear that will be offered,as she is about your loving what your wearing... when it comes from Dalton’s Crossing. Dalton’s Crossing 102 East Dalton Road, King 336-985-5464 Mon-Friday 10-6 • Saturday 10-4

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Jennie and Rick Olde Mill Music Both Jennie and Rick Caudill are musicians, growing up with musical backgrounds and a deep seated love for music. The couple has owned Olde Mill Music in Mount Airy since 2005. The Lowry Family grew up in Toast. It was a family that always loved music. Jennie's father, Jimmy was a founding member of the King Bees and later played in Mount Airy's Donna Fargo’s band which led to a family move to Nashville. There in fifth grade, Jennie learned her first stringed instrument, the fiddle, during orchestra class. Rick Caudill was originally from Winston-Salem. He spent the 70s playing bass in a rock band. Later when a family move brought him to Surry County, he began working at Olde Mill Music. As Rick and Jennie worked together in the store, they soon found themselves as a couple, got married and are now parents to three children. Olde Mill dates back to 1992, Jennie started working there in 2005. "Thank goodness for forgiving customers. My first day in the store I was alone. I didn’t know where anything was.” Now years later, Jennie Lowry Caudill knows where everything is—especially her heart and it is in Downtown Mount Airy at Olde Mill Music. The Caudills like working with the public...their customers will attest to that. Jennie and Rick not only like working as a team in the store, they love having their children in the store with them. All three kids love music, too and all of them, except the two-year old, play an instrument. The store sells everything you would ever need to play music from picks to sound equipment as well as serving area churches with sound systems and digital pianos. Always dreamed of playing the banjo? Need lessons? Jennie and Rick can supply that opportunity, too: voice, bass, guitar, ukulele, piano, banjo, mandolin and drum. New this spring is a class for song writing. All lessons are on a group or private basis. "I honestly think anybody can learn to play music—most kids can do what they are exposed to," says Jennie. "Teaching instruments is like working with family, I love seeing my customer’s talent grow, play music and the progress made," she continued. 70

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Olde Mill Music 236 North Main Street Mount Airy 336-7868742 A special note Jennie wanted to share: The Jimmy Lowry Tribute Concert for Surry Arts Council Scholarships is Friday July 11 at Blackmon Amphitheatre. Contact the Surry Arts Council or the store for more details.

It is always inspiring when a young career person “comes home” to work in a field they love and live in an area they cherish. 2014 has already become a most memorable year for Whitney Sprinkle with her new job, the sad loss of her stepfather and her winter engagement to Mount Airy fiance Brandon Collins. The couple is planning a large spring wedding to accommodate family and friends, in Dobson, of course! Whitney has returned home. Born and raised in Dobson, she attended Surry Central, playing volleyball, basketball and softball. This past May, she graduated form UNC-Wilmington with a B.S. in Community Health Education and a minor in Psychology. As a resident assistant her last two years on campus, she gained lots of experience with programming. Programming is the word of her work as she works at planning a 4-H summer. As the 4-H agent with Surry County's NC Cooperative Extension (NCCE) office, her enthusiasm and expertise makes programming sound easy for her but everyone knows the amount of planning needed when working with

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Whitney Sprinkle youngsters. Whitney grew up with 4-H activities while her mother was secretary for the NCCE so she values her good memories of 4-H activities and wants “her” 4-H club members to have them also. She reminds me joining 4-H is free and meetings are monthly but registration is required. Just to whet your appetite, Whitney has four 4-H clubs under her supervision including special interest groups with bees and equines. Besides producing an exceptionally bright and creative 4-H newsletter, also free to members, her days are filled with radio interviews, public school lectures, evening and weekend activities the likes of Zoo Snooze, an overnight at the NC Zoo in Asheboro, 4-H Investigates, (getting to see CSI tactics), Bee Buddies, Rafting Day and Blind Side/service dogs in action. Doesn't building a plant terrarium sound like fun? “The beauty of 4-H is that youth are able to learn by doing without even realizing the impact these new experiences are making in their lives. Youth are able to learn crucial life skills through involvement in our programs that they will carry on with them for years to come. 4-H truly is a safe, fun and educational organization that provides vital positive youth development in our community, says Whitney. In between wedding planning times, Whitney loves all kinds of crafting and grabs every second to be with family and friends. Sounds like she will maintain the Yadkin Valley as home.

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Yadkin Valley Farmers’ Markets It's that time of year to enjoy the very best and freshest produce to be found in the Yadkin Valley. Here is a list of Farmers' Markets to get you started, listed alphabetically by county. •Davidson County Lexington Farmers’ Market at the Depot, 129 s. Railroad Street, Lexington. Saturdays 8:00a to noon through October 11th Wednesdays 8:00a to noon through August 13th Thomasville Farmers’ Market, 21 East Guilford Street, Thomasville. Saturdays 8:00a to noon through October 11th Tuesdays 9:00a to 1:00p through August 26th Denton Community Farmers' Market, Salisbury Street across from Harrison Park Saturdays 9:00a to 2:00p through August 30th

•Davie County Farmington Farmers’ Market, Farmington Community Center, 1723 Farmington Road, Mocksville. Saturday mornings, 8:00a to noon.

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Mocksville Farmers’ Market, 171 S. Clement Street, Mocksville. Wednesday afternoons, 3:00p to 6:00p.

Peachtree @ Baptist Farmers’ Market, Hwy. 801N at the Wake Forest Baptist Health-Davie Medical Center in Bermuda Run. Tuesday evenings 4:00p to 7:00p. Peachtree Farmers’ Market, 111 Peachtree Lane behind Bojangles on Hwy. 801 in Bermuda Run Friday evenings, 4:00p to 7:00p.

•Forsyth County Bethania Mill Farmers' Market, 5455 Bethania Road, Winston-Salem. Saturdays 9:00a to 1:00p through October 336-945-2471 City Beverage Farmers' Market, 915 Burke Street, Winston-Salem. Saturday noon to 4:00 through October. 336-722-2774 Clemmons Farmers' Market, 1150 S. Peacehaven Road, Clemmons. Wednesdays 9:00a to 1:00p 336-409-4712 Cobblestone Market, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 241 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem. Tuesdays 10:00a to 1:00p through November 336-240-8674

Dixie Classic Farmers' Market, at fairgrounds off 27th Street, Winston-Salem. Saturdays 6:00a to 1:00p, year round 336-727-2236 Gary's Produce, 6225 Strieter Road, Pfafftown. Thursdays 9:00a to 4:00p 336-945-5964 Kernersville Farmers' Market, 134 E. Mountain Street, Kernersville. Wednesdays and Saturdays 7:00a to noon through October 336-993-2202 Let It Grow Produce, 4825 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem. Tuesdays-Fridays 10:00a to 6:00p Saturdays 10:00a to 5:00p 336-768-6488 Old Salem Cobblestone Market 626 S. Main Stree, Winston-Salem. Saturdays 9:00a to noon through November Reynolda Village Farmers' Market, 2201 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. Fridays 9:00a to 1:00p through October Tanglewood Park Farmers' Market, 4061 Clemmons Road, Clemmons Saturdays 8:30a to 12:30p Thursdays 2:00p to 7:00p 336-766-7511

•Rowan County Salisbury-Rowan Farmers' Market, corner of S. Jackson/W. Fisher streets, Salisbury. Open 8:00a to noon through Dec. 20th


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Gathering Beauty by Leigh Anna Thrower When I was a child, my grandmother’s yard overflowed with blooming things. Each year we anticipated spring. It crept in with crocus blossoms, sprang to life with daffodils and jonquils and heralded summer with the lushness of peonies. Warm weather brought with it a geography of flowers: dogwood and tulip trees by the walkway and carport; gardenias and sweet shrub outside the kitchen window; rows of azalea, irises and daylilies at the boundaries of her yard; red-hot pokers, seven-sisters roses and thrift tucked into corners, around bends and spilling over borders. The yard and its inhabitants were a significant part of each visit. Always we walked around the yard to check on all of her plants. It was as if we were going to see very dear members of an extended family who just happened to be in flower form. “The spirea is getting ready to bloom.” “Those irises need to be thinned out.” “Look at the new shoots on the gardenia,” were normal parts of conversation.

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flowers we couldn’t lift the handles over the mass of leaf and petal inside them to carry them back to the house. Since I was a child, and small at that, I picked the bucket up with my arms when it became overfilled, carrying it the one way I could by hugging it to me. This buried my face in a soft extravagance of petals and luxury of color and the scents of each group of flowers—iris like cool earth, gardenias heavy and sweet, and, most of all, peonies, lemony and lush. We’d bring the buckets back to her kitchen, pull out all of the vases we could find, and spend the next part of the afternoon arranging what we had picked. Then we found all the best spots in her house for each flower pot. Best of all, she would always send one of them home with me. That was years ago now. But each spring recalls these memories in the emergence of bud and leaf. My grandmother’s house and yard were neither large nor grand, but they were filled with wonder of a green and growing sort. Years of care and love blossomed out each spring, and we delightedly gathered the beauty of it to ourselves. This spring, look to see what you can gather and share with someone special. Pluck up as many pleasures of the season as you can hold, and enjoy!

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Our regional lifestyle publication continues to focus on all the positive aspects of the Yadkin Valley as it has since its inception. With high quality editorial standards and values contributed by regional writers, we aim to create a homey, comfortable reading style filled with inspiration and up-todate information on current topics. It's always one of our goals to seek out strong editorial from all the Yadkin Valley counties we cover to motivate and inspire our readers in sophisticated larger cities and all our small town neighbors close by. Readers are drawn to compelling covers and want to know more about the Yadkin Valley. Even after more than 14 years of publishing, it is still heartwarming to receive notes and photographs from our Yadkin Valley Living Magazine "family" members and all our loyal readers from across the Yadkin Valley, the State and the country. North Carolina's Yadkin Valley is our home—we built our house on the Norman Family farm almost 30 years ago. We love the vintage trees and the colors they give us each year, the poplar ridge where the house sits and the bottoms where wildlife enjoys our section of Logan Creek. Over these years of careers, businesses and raising two kids, John and I have learned it just doesn't get much better than everything right here in our own back yard. We hope you'll open the pages of Yadkin Valley Living Magazine and step inside for a visit, sit a spell on the front porch, and meet a new friend.

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The Three Sisters of Summer: Squash, Beans and Corn by Mary Jac Brennan, Forsyth County Extension Agent Commercial Horticulture for Small Farms, Local Foods, and Sustainable Agriculture

nated, select the healthiest corn plant from the 2-3 that are growing at each spot and pull out all but the healthiest one. Next, plant 2-3 running bean seeds three inches from where each corn plant is growing. Once the beans have germinated plant seeds for running squash, such as butternut or acorn squash in a circle around the corn and beans. The beans will help support

Ask backyard and community gardeners what they are growing in their gardens and you almost always hear a litany of squash, bean, corn, and tomato varieties. Ask most farmers market shoppers what they have on their summer shopping list and you will notice a common theme. Squash, beans, and corn have been grown and eaten together in the Americas since before the arrival of European settlers. According to The Essential Gardener, squash was one of the first crops raised in the prehistoric New World. Native people referred to squash, beans, and corn as the Three Sisters because they were “sustainers of life� and always planted together in the garden. A Three Sisters garden harkens back to the legend that is heard in different oral histories of native people; squash, beans, and corn were always planted together in a mound, and, like sisters, they helped each other by providing support and shade. To plant a three sisters garden, mound up well prepared garden soil in three feet by three feet hills. A well prepared garden soil is loose, friable, or easy to work, and contains organic matter. Test your soil in order to better understand what nutrients are needed for proper plant growth and to avoid polluting ground and surface water. Soil samples boxes for testing are available at your North Carolina Cooperative Extension office. It is a good idea to add a quality, finished compost to the mounds as corn is a heavy feeder, meaning that it requires adequate nitrogen in the soil in order to grow well. In the center of the mound plant 2-3 corn seeds on each corner of a six inch by six inch square. Once the corn seeds have germiya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

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the corn by keeping it from blowing over in thunderstorms. The corn will provide support for the beans to grow up and the squash will shade the roots growing in the soil for both the corn and beans. Soil moisture will be preserved and weeds will be suppressed by the spreading squash canopy. The spiny leaves and vines of the squash also may keep predators of the corn and beans at bay. Eating corn, beans and squash together is another way of honoring the Three Sisters of the garden legend. The nutrition of these vegetables compliments one another and provides many essential vitamins, protein, and carbohydrates. The native people would dry some of the corn and beans for use later in the year. The running squash types last well into winter when stored properly. Whether eating fresh, putting it away in the freezer, or even drying for later use, corn, beans and squash are still important plants to grow in our summer gardens and to purchase at our farmers markets. The queen of vegetables, the tomato, will be covered in the next edition of Yadkin Valley Living Magazine. Mary Jac Brennan received her B.S. in Horticulture from Clemson University. She is with Forsyth County Cooperative Extension with commercial horticulture for small farms, local foods and sustainable agriculture and developed the Forsyth Community Garden Resource Program. Mary Jac serves on the board of NC Community Garden Partners and Piedmont Grown and is a member of Community Food Consortium Executive Committee in her county.

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Traditionally a terrarium is a closed glass container which increases the humidity that many plants like so well such as mosses, ferns and many other foliage and flowering plants from the tropics. You can also create an open container that is conducive to the growth of succulents and cacti which demand a much drier atmosphere. Obviously, you would not want to place a moisture loving fern in the same terrarium as a cactus as the two like completely different growing conditions and demand a different type of soil. Cacti and succulents will require a fast draining sandy or gravely soil mixture. Here are a few of the best plant choices one has when thinking about setting up a terrarium. Asparagus fern Crotons English ivy Weeping fig Creeping fig Birds nest fern Male fern

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Hummingbird Feeders by Colleen Church, NC Cooperative Extension Hummingbird feeders are a popular addition to many gardens today; however, one should take precautions to ensure that feeders are usable and safe for the tiny birds. When selecting a feeder, choose one that is easy to take apart and thoroughly clean, with few small parts that can be lost or broken. Hummingbirds are often territorial. To prevent one bird’s domination of the feeders, hang several smaller feeders in different locations out of sight of one another or 10 to 15 feet apart, as opposed to just one or two large feeders. Hang them in an open, shady area with trees or other perching areas nearby, where the birds can rest between feedings. It is not necessary to purchase commercially prepared feed mixes. Nectar provides the vitamins and minerals needed by hummingbirds, and some commercial mixes may contain preservatives or other harmful additives. Simply dissolve one cup of white granulated sugar in four cups of water, boil for two minutes, let cool, and fill feeders. Do not microwave; this changes the sugar molecule’s structure and nutritional value. Refrigerate excess sugar water for up to 2 weeks, and discard if it becomes cloudy or spoils. Do not use a more concentrated sugar solution as it spoils more quickly. 82

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Never use honey, which promotes the growth of harmful bacteria, or artificial sweeteners, which provide no benefit. Avoid adding unnecessary food coloring as well. The color red is attractive to hummingbirds, but most feeders have red on them, so the food coloring is not necessary. If hanging a new feeder with no red coloration, consider tying a red ribbon around it to help the birds find the new feeder or hang it near flowers. It is vital to change the sugar water in feeders regularly, especially in warm weather when it should be changed every three to four days. Discard the sugar water if it molds, ferments, or becomes cloudy, which indicates spoilage. Clean feeders at least once a week and even twice a week in warm weather, with a solution of one part white vinegar to four parts water. Do not use soap; it can leave a distasteful residue to hummingbirds. If the feeder is dirty, add dry rice grains and shake or use a bottlebrush to clean. After cleaning, rinse well before refilling with sugar water. Use several small feeders instead of large ones to reduce the amount of sugar water lost to spoilage, and hang feeders in the shade to prevent fermentation and spoilage. Do not wait until the first hummingbirds are seen to hang feeders.

This may be well after the first ones have actually arrived. Hang feeders in spring around mid-March. Only fill feeders one third full to start the season, until they begin to drain the feeder, and then fill fully. Take down feeders if going away for any length of time when the sugar water may spoil. As fall approaches begin reducing the amount added to each feeder. Maintain feeders all summer, taking most down in early October. Leave one feeder until November or even all winter for stray hummingbirds. In winter, keep one feeder half-full changing the sugar water weekly. The sugar solution freezes below 27°F, so bring feeders in or provide supplemental heat during these times. Insects, other birds, and animals are also attracted to hummingbird feeders. Honeybees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and ants enjoy drinking the sugar solution and can be unwanted pests at feeders. Never use pesticides or other poisons on or near feeders, and never use petroleum-based products around feeders. Petroleum products are water insoluble and can mat down hummingbird feathers, which can lead to hypothermia and prevent flight. For insect problems at a feeder, place a small saucer of a 2:1 sugar solution in the sun near the feeder and move it a

couple of feet away from the feeder each day. Bee guards are also available for feeders. These are small-perforated plastic inserts that hummingbird beaks can fit through, but prevent insects’ small tongues from reaching the sugar solution. Honeybees can be a problem at feeders when there is little rain or few flowers blooming and seem to prefer feeders in direct sunlight. If yellow jackets, wasps, and hornets dominate a feeder, consider hanging another feeder for the hummingbirds in the shade and leave one for the insects. For ant problems, hang the feeder by a piece of fishing line, or put a light coating of vegetable oil on the string the feeder hangs from and recoat weekly. Ant traps that hang above the feeder and create an ant moat with water are also available. Leaky, dripping feeders attract more insects than those that are properly maintained, and old fermented water attracts more insects than birds, so be sure to clean feeders and change sugar water regularly. Please keep in mind that these insects may be pests around feeders, but they are important beneficial insects that pollinate crops and kill other pest insects. With the decline of many important pollinators, it is vital to protect and support the ones that remain. Other birds may become a problem at feeders, especially if the feeders have perches, so try removing them. Hang feeders where they are not accessible by animals that may disturb them, such as squirrels, raccoons, opossums, and bears. In the southwest US, bats can be a problem and can empty a feeder in one night. Feeders must be covered or brought in at night, but should be ready for hummingbirds again by sunrise, who awaken very hungry and can consume a quarter of their body weight in their first feeding. If hummingbirds are still not visiting feeders, or if maintaining feeders is just not working out, then consider a hummingbird garden. We will cover this in the next issue, and until then, Happy Gardening!

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Can you believe the school year is nearing an end? With the end of the school year comes the dreaded “T” word, testing. Find some fun ways to encourage students in this article. Celebrate your teacher and students with some end of the year gifts. Enjoy the end of the year and the start to a bright and sunny summer. Try these fun games to review vocabulary words or math problems. Play a game called Stinky Feet. Grab some poster board and draw a large foot on it. Use small, colorful sticky notes and write points on the backside of the sticky note. Include positive and negative points. On the front of the sticky note, write a vocabulary word or math problem. In teams or individually, answer the question on the note, then flip over to see the amount of points. Now remove the sticky note from the Stinky Feet board and you have a fun review game. Kids love to throw anything, so why not incorporate a review game which involves tossing a soft ball or object into a muffin pan. Use the same directions for Stinky Feet as far as creating the questions, however this time put your questions in the muffin pan. Individuals or teams try to toss the ball into the pan. If the ball lands on a question, then it can be answered. To give a little motivation for those kids who are in tested grades, make some motivational treats for those dreaded test days. Attach pop rocks to a note that says, “Rock that Test” or attach a candy mint to a note, “You were mint to succeed.” Attach a

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are programmed to pick up words and phrases from interactions with others. However, the key to children building an extensive vocabulary is in the word and necessary social need of “interaction.” Though it seems so simple, so many children these days are not getting their need of human interaction, parental relationships, or intellectual conversations met at home. Many adults are very busy and our society makes sure it stays that way. Nevertheless, our children and the future caretakers of this nation still need to progress and continue to learn and discovery about their world on a daily basis. Simple in reason and effort, here are some ways to make sure the young folks around you are building an extensive vocabulary, learning about new ideas and subjects, and building positive relationships that can focus on new experiences and concepts. Have a conversation. It can be in the car or on trips about what you are seeing driving down the road or visiting a new place. When you walk through the grocery store, talk about the food items (What color are they? What country do they come from? Do you think that vegetable grows in warm or cold climates? I wonder what we can make for supper with that.) Play games about words with your child or take out these games at sleepovers so new words and word play can be fun (e.g. Scattergories, Scrabble, Taboo, Balderdash, etc) You can spark up a conversation at the dinner table about the highlights of day and create a personal involvement with language. The more intimate times when there is emotion connected to a conversation is when we can create links of prior knowledge to new topics. And never “dumb down” the discussion. A rich dialogue with rare words is needed so children and young adults are constantly adding new vocabulary to their minds and will be able to improve their reading and writing capabilities in school. Read books on a variety of topics. From story books to non-fiction, people need a variety of types of literature so they are well-rounded in their knowledge of the world. Children need to be exposed to a wide range of genres and topics in order to expand their knowledge and vocabulary. For example, the language and terms an author might use in

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For a Healthy Life Your Guide to Health, Wellness & Fitness Scars, Stretch Marks and Spider Veins by Ruth R. Henderson, BeautiControl EVIP Do you ever look at yourself and think: what in the world can I do about these awful looking “things” on my body; scars, stretch marks and spider veins? All of us know they are ugly and unwanted at any period of our lives, especially when we are still young and do not feel we have yet reached the age, (if any there may be), that we should have these on our body. Maybe I can address some of these unsightly, unwanted distractions and give you a few hints to combat and minimize their appearances in our lives. The first one I will talk about is scars. They can appear anywhere on our body. The causes can be childhood diseases such as chickenpox by leaving a small indented place, usually located on the face; other scars on our body can be minor or severe, depending on how badly you were injured in an accident, etc. The most important thing you can do to combat a scar is to treat it with vitamins E and A, either in capsule form, or in liquid oil form. In capsule form, take daily as directed on the bottle for best results, or in oil form, apply the oil directly on the scar several times a day and rub it in as soon as the wound begins to heal. Results will not be immediate, but if you are faithful with the application, they will be mini-

mized and not nearly as noticeable, especially to the facial area. It is definitely worthwhile and you will be surprised at how they eventually fade away after months of persistent attention. The next topic is stretch marks— the dreaded stretch marks. They take just a few months to develop, and in many cases, they will stick with you for life and are a huge nuisance, especially for women. Men can have stretch marks too, but really they do not look nearly as ugly nor show up as badly on men as they do on women. Stretch marks are a form of skin scarring and generally occur during cycles of rapid weight gain, pregnancy or for men, during intense weight training. Normally, the skin is elastic and capable of stretching quite a bit, however, for some women, the changes that occur during pregnancy are very drastic. These rapid fluctuations of weight and skin stretching can result in stretch marks. More than half of all pregnant women will develop stretch marks during their pregnancy. The look is defined as streaks on the surface of the skin, and may vary in color depending on your natural skin color. Most lighterskinned women develop pinkish stretch marks, whereas darker skinned women tend to have stretch marks lighter than

the surrounding skin. Most women develop stretch marks on their abdomen during pregnancy, however it is also common to get stretch marks on the buttocks, hips, breasts and thighs. In some cases, up to 90% of women have stretch marks on some part of their body as a result of pregnancy mostly during the second or later trimesters of pregnancy, though some women start to develop them as soon as their bellies begin to grow. Many women have had great results by applying an oil-rich body moisturizer to the belly and breasts a few times each day to keep the skin moist and supple during the developmental changes that will occur in your body during pregnancy. One product in particular I would highly recommend is the BeautiControl Spa Body Ultra Rich Moisturizer. Rich in olive oil , this treatment will not only provide your skin with essential nutrients and oilrich hydration, it will also provide a comforting massage and give you peace of mind in knowing you have done all you can do to help prevent the formation of the stretch marks. BeautiControl Spa Solution/Stretch mark/Spider veins treatment is an amazing product to use on any other part of your body affected with these unsightly pests. It offers significant and

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quick visible results. It can be applied during pregnancy (with permission from your doctor) as a preventive measure to help solve the problem of stretch marks before they occur. Spider veins, too, are such a nuisance, especially for women. For men who have spider veins, there again, it does not look nearly as unsightly on them as it does on women. Seems unfair, doesn’t it? We women are so vain and we want to look our best for as long as we possibly can. In the summer months when we do not wear hose, wear capri pants or shorts, we do not want everyone looking at our unsightly spider veins. Spider veins are broken capillaries or small clusters of red, blue or purple veins appearing on thighs, calves and ankles. It is estimated that at least half of all women are bothered by this common cosmetic problem. A number of factors may contribute to the development of spider veins in the legs, including heredity, pregnancy, hormonal shifts, weight gain, occupation or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing. In some women, spider veins become noticeable in their early twenties. For others, the veins may not become obvious until they reach their forties. Men who have spider veins are usually concealed by hair growth on their legs and are not nearly as noticeable to the general eye as they are on women. The best solution to eliminate your spider veins after they have developed and to love the looks of your legs is to visit a vein specialist if you feel your problem is bad enough to seek a professional opinion. A professional assessment will be made of your situation, and a plan of action would be given for treatment on each individual basis. With several treatments in an outpatient setting, a special solution can be injected into each effected vein which, in turn, would cause the vein to collapse and fade away from view. The decision to have spider vein treatment is extremely personal and you will need to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks for potential complications are acceptable to your individual preference. ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

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Tabitha Cousart Persons with diabetes are more vulnerable to foot problems because diabetes can damage nerves and reduce blood flow to the feet. The American Diabetes Association estimates that one in five people with diabetes who seek hospital care do so for foot problems. Most serious foot problems associated with diabetes can be prevented with proper foot care.

Common Foot Problems Poor circulation: poor pulses, cold feet, thin, blue or black skin and lack of hair signal that the feet are not getting enough blood flow. Nerve damage: may lead to unusual sensations in the feet and legs, including pain, burning, numbness, tingling and fatigue. Nerve damage may cause no symptoms as the foot and leg slowly lose sensation and become numb. This can be very dangerous because the person may be unaware they have improperly fitting shoes, an irritant in a shoe or other problems that could cause damage. Skin changes: excessive dryness, scaling and cracking may indicate circulation to the skin is compromised. Other skin changes may include healed or new ulcers, calluses and broken skin between the toes. Deformities: nerve damage can lead to joint and other foot deformities. The toes may have a peculiar “claw toe� appearance; the foot arch and other bones may appear collapsed.

Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Treatment of superficial ulcers, those involving only the top layers of skin, usually include cleaning the ulcer and removing dead skin and tissue (debridement) by a healthcare provider. There are a number of debridement techniques available. If the ulcer is infected, antibiotics are generally prescribed. Your health care provider may prescribe specialized dressings or topical medications to provide protection and promote healing of the ulcer. Keeping weight and fric90

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tion off the foot ulcer as much as possible and elevating the affected foot when sitting or lying will also promote healing. The ulcer should be checked by a healthcare provider at least once per week to make sure the ulcer is improving. Ulcers that extend into the deeper layers of the foot, involving muscle and bone, usually require hospitalization. More extensive laboratory testing and x-rays may be done and intravenous antibiotics are often necessary. Surgery may be necessary to remove infected bone or to place a cast on the foot to take pressure off the ulcer. If part of the toes or foot become severely damaged, causing areas of dead tissue (gangrene), partial or complete amputation may be required. Amputation is reserved for patients who do not heal despite aggressive treatment, or whose health is threatened by the gangrene. Untreated gangrene can be life threatening.

Strategies to Reduce Development of Foot Problems Controlling blood sugar levels can reduce the blood vessel and nerve damage that often lead to diabetic foot complications. If a foot wound or ulcer does occur, blood sugar control reduces the risk of requiring amputation. Smoking can worsen heart and vascular problems and reduce circulation to the feet. Be more active and plan your physical activity program with your healthcare provider. Walk and exercise in comfortable and well-fitted shoes. Wiggle your toes and move your ankles up and down for five minutes, two or three times a day. Do not cross your legs for long periods of time. Avoid activities that can injure the feet. Wear shoes at the beach or on hot pavement. Avoid walking barefoot, using a heating pad, hot water bottle or electric blanket on the feet. Test water before putting your feet in it just as you would before bathing a baby. Use care when trimming the nails. Cut toenails after continues on page 89

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bathing, when they are soft. Trim toe nails straight across and smooth with a nail file to remove any sharp edges. Never cut (or allow a manicurist to cut) the cuticles. Do not open blisters, try to free ingrown toenails, or otherwise break the skin on the feet. You should see your healthcare provider or a podiatrist for even minor procedures. If vision, circulation, or sensation of the feet is compromised it is recommended to allow a health care provider to perform nail care. Ask your healthcare provider about insurance coverage for nail care. Wash and check your feet daily. Use lukewarm water and mild soap to clean the feet. Gently pat your feet dry, never rub, and apply a moisturizing cream or lotion. Do not put lotion between your toes. Check entire surface of both feet for skin breaks, blisters, swelling or redness, including between and underneath the toes where damage may be hidden. Use a mirror if it is difficult to see all parts of the feet or ask a family member or caregiver to help. Choose socks and shoes carefully. Select cotton socks that fit loosely and change the socks every day. Select snug shoes, but not tight, and break new shoes in slowly to prevent blisters. Choose closed toe and low heel shoes and try on new footwear with the type of socks you usually wear. Ask your healthcare provider about insurance coverage for special shoes if the feet are misshapen or have ulcers. Shoe inserts may also help cushion and decrease pressure on the soles of the feet. Ask for foot exams. Screening for foot complications should be a routine part of most medical visits, but is sometimes overlooked. Remove your shoes and socks at each visit as a reminder to your healthcare provider. For people with diabetes, foot complications are an ever present risk. Diligence by you and your healthcare provider will help keep your feet as healthy as possible. It is important to learn as much as possible about diabetic foot care and to take an active role in medical decision-making and care. While routine medical exams are important, every day foot care plays the biggest role in preventing foot complications before they start.

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After weeks of traveling to rescue shelters across the United States and an overwhelming response from weather and puppy fans, The Weather Channel® has selected Butler, a shepherd mix, as its weather therapy dog. Butler is a 35-pound, 1.5 year-old male shepherd mix who was rescued from the Humane Society of Charlotte, North Carolina, just four days after arriving at the shelter. Butler stole the hearts of producers, on-air talent and representatives from American Humane Association. The perfect therapy dog, Butler is affectionate, loves to kiss and sit in the laps of others. He is attentive, well-mannered, energetic, and will play a vital role in the health of communities in times of disaster. “We searched far and wide for a dog who met the criteria to become our network’s severe weather therapy dog—and we fell in love with Butler,” said David Clark, president of The Weather Channel network. “As the number of families affected by severe weather continues to grow each year, The Weather Channel is happy to welcome Butler, who will help bring joy to these families in their time of need.” The decision to search for a therapy dog came out of the growing need to help people in hard-hit communities recover after severe weather strikes. Last December, The Weather Channel announced a partnership with American Humane Association and launched the nationwide search to find the perfect dog. In searching, several criteria had to be met. Viewers and visitors nominated rescue dogs from all over the country. “Butler will bring the healing power of animal-assisted therapy to help individuals, families, and communities in their times of greatest need,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane Association. “We are looking forward to deploying with The Weather Channel and America’s newest national emergency response volunteer to make a difference when crisis strikes.” In the weeks and months following a natural disaster, Butler and American Humane Association handler Amy McCullough will visit schools, hospitals, shelters and other locations in hard-hit communities to bring comfort and service. Fans of The Weather Channel can share in Butler’s journeys and follow his trail on Facebook at “Rain or shine, animals play a vital part in the health of every community, and in times of disaster therapy animals can be especially valuable in rebuilding lives and restoring communities,” said American Humane Association President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert, who lives in the Yadkin Valley. "We are very pleased to be part of this national effort to find and unleash the unique power of animal-assisted therapy to help bring comfort and healing to America’s communities wherever and whenever they are in need.”

off the bookshelf-for Kids Book design is very important when reading with youngsters. An illustrator can subtly create multiple levels of possible conversation starters between the reader and child. Artist Suzie Huskins’ red bandana end flaps and border on each story page of the newly released Sunbeam are eyecatching and open thought paths when the child sees each page has a different bandana design. The book’s main character is a little girl named Kim. By accident a gorgeous golden palomino horse named Sun-beam is delivered at her house instead of the stable where he will live. What happens next is what will make Sunbeam a favorite with a realistic but hopeful ending and any reader young or old will feel empathy. Both author Wanda Wyont and illustrator Suzie are western North Carolina talents. Wanda teaches early childhood education. Her career experiences come up front with the last page of the book offering creative ideas and activities on teaching strategies for using Sunbeam at home, with a 4-H club or in the classroom. Sunbeam is a welcome addition for the younger horselover’s book shelves and a guaranteed winner as a gift for the adult horselover to give. Published by Parkway Publishers, Inc., Boone,, and distributed by John F. Blair, Publisher, Winston-Salem, Sunbeam is $12.50.

What a totally appealing, colorful and easy to use book Horse Showing for Kids is. The photographs of kids and their mounts bring an easy grin to the face. There are tons of tips for a show experience that’s fun, safe and successful. As the subtitle says, “Everything a young rider needs to know how to prepare, train and compete in English or Western events.” Coverage presents solid facts for the adults involved, too, by including information on training, grooming, trailering, apparel, tack, competing and sportsmanship. In addition there are getting-ready checklists and show diary pages. Cheryl Kimball has also written The Everything Horse Book and Mindful Horsemanship.

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With the dog days of summer almost upon us, your favorite place may soon be inside in front of the air conditioner. Think about your pet. How is he or she fairing in this warmer weather? Nature provides seasonal coat changes for pets that help them to deal with the cold in the winter and the heat in the summer, but is that always enough? We don’t often think about our climate when we choose a pet. If we choose a pet that has a naturally thick coat and we live in a warm climate, nature may not always provide a cool enough coat for our pet in the warmer months. How long is your pet’s hair coat? Does he or she shed incessantly keeping his hair short and your furniture hairy? Or does your pet never shed allowing his coat to get longer and longer until it begins to drag the ground? Long haired pets and thick haired pets present special concerns when it comes to keeping them healthy. Grooming in these pets is not just for show. It can be a matter of life and death. Whenever a client asks me if they really need to groom their long haired pet I think back to the case of the limping cocker spaniel. This was many years ago when a client brought his dog in with a complaint of lameness. He thought perhaps she had cut her leg on something but could not tell where because of the thick fur. The foul odor was obvious as soon as he placed his pet on the scale in my hallway. I knew right away that there was a bad infection somewhere. 96

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When the sweet and very heavily pregnant cocker spaniel made it onto my exam table, I understood why the owners could not tell what was going on. Indeed the fur on her legs was very thick. In fact, it was matted around the legs with the rear legs being the thickest. To make matters worse, the weather outside had been cold and wet so there was ice in the frozen mats. As I clipped the hair away from the leg to see what was underneath the mats, I was horrified to find that the icy mats had encircled the leg choking off its blood flow. The foul smell I had initially noticed was gangrene. This animal lost her leg and could have lost her life due to the fact that she had not been kept properly groomed. The stress of the situation and the infection in her leg caused several of her puppies to die inside of her necessitating cesarean section a few days after the surgery to amputate her leg. This was obviously an extreme case but it cemented in my mind the need to keep animals properly groomed. Some owners think that they can purchase a pair of clippers and save the money of paying a groomer. This sounds easier than it really is. Even in the hands of experienced groomers, clippers can frighten an animal. The buzzing sound and the occasional pulling of hair may leave pets a little nervous. With an inexperienced groomer or poor quality clippers there may be excessive pulling of hair or even nicks and cuts of the skin.

Robin Brock, D.V.M. Some people think that a thick coat on a dog may actually insulate him from the heat of the sun. It is true that your dog’s hair coat helps to protect him against sunburn. Dogs whose coats have been cut back excessively can experience severe sunburn if left outside without protection. On the other hand, thick coats hold heat in as well as keeping UV rays out. Thick coated dogs do tend to shed their undercoat in the spring. If they have adequate water and shade (both musts for any animal in the summer heat), dogs may fair okay outside if their hair stays thin. Dogs are not able to sweat off extra heat as we do. When their coats get too long, they will need trimming to help them stay cool. So remember. When it comes to grooming, it is not just about looks. Keep your pet’s hair short enough so that it does not mat but it still provides protection. In the winter, leave a little extra fur for warmth. In the summer, leave enough hair to prevent sunburn but not so much that your pet overheats when he is outside.

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Summer Pet Safety The American Humane Society has published five precautions to help you safely enjoy your pet and summer days—mainly, stay cool! Panting and limited sweating through the bottoms of their paws are the only ways furry friends can cool— we have to help. • EXERCISE Surprisingly regular pet exercise can be dangerous in the hot days of summer. Scale back the routine or exercise in cooler morning or evening hours.

Feline Festival by Bayley Brummett The Humane Society of Davie County (HSDC) is highlighting the pets at our Adoption Center who have been with us longest, all of which are cats. We find our adult cats tend to be overlooked more than kittens or dogs. Truthfully, the public is missing out because we have some fantastic felines! Since HSDC is a nokill organization, we can only rescue more adoptable cats after those we have are adopted into loving homes. Some of our favorite “long-timer” cats are Flash, Patsie, Twitter and Rosie. Flash has been waiting for her forever home for 1 year and 8 months now. She had a rough start at life, determined to live underneath a vacant home by herself as a tiny kitten. While she is still independent and prefers to choose her own schedule of affection, she has made a great turnaround and is ready for a family to love. Patsie is a very sweet kitty who has been patiently waiting for a family for 1 year and 3 months. She is a beautiful girl who loves attention and will jump at any opportunity to be in front of the camera! Come out and meet Patsie, she will definitely win you over! Twitter is a stunning black cat who has been living at our Adoption Center for 1 year and 4 months. She is a playful cat who enjoys being around people and giving “love nips” on the hand of her human, which is just her way of showing she wants some lovin’! Twitter is ready to devote herself to the perfect family and give her spot to a new kitty in need of rescue. Rosie has been with us for 1 year and 1 month. She is a very beautiful cat who prefers to lie around most of the day. A laid back cat, she has her own personal cat house where she likes to curl up and nap until she is ready for cuddle time with the humans. She would love a home where she could kick-back and relax peacefully soon. Because we have so many overlooked kitties, we have extended our Cat Adoption Special, reducing all cat adoption fees to just $50! All of our adoptable pets are spayed or neutered and up-to-date on all vaccinations. Remember, for every pet you adopt from the HSDC, you save two lives—you give a second chance to a rescued pet and provide space for us to rescue one more. 98

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• A PET IN A CLOSED VEHICLE Days of spring and early summer are just as dangerous. Cars heat up fast, even with the windows cracked. Pets are affected by heat much quicker than humans. • AT HOME OUTDOORS Provide shade and fresh water at all times. Heat stroke can become a serious issue. • HEAT STROKE Symptoms include excessive panting, dark or bright red tongue and gums, lethargy, stumbling, seizures, blood diarrhea or vomiting and coma—get to a veterinarian immediately. • HOT FEET Avoid giving your pet a hotfoot! Pavement, sidewalks, sand on beaches and other bot surfaces can burn a pet's feet. Consider buying booties to protect them.

Cold Woof pet thermals We're out of the grip of winter, so why would we even consider a dog jacket? Most of us live in air conditioned homes where big and small inside dogs wait for us to come home and take them walking. While waiting, your "best friend" lays around and can easily get chilled. For a century Indera Mills, located in the Yadkin Valley town of Yadkinville, has specialized in helping keep humans warm with their thermal garments. Cold Woof thermals are pet apparel for your beloved canine. The thermal is a rich cotton blend so it's easy to wash and dry. The tank design is leash friendly and with a high belly cut is comfortable and allows for easy movement. Indera Mills has sizes for all dogs. Check out to see the color choices and where to buy at you closest locations. There you have it, another thermal base layer product from an authority!

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13th Yadkin Valley Wine Festival With spring's new leaves and blossoming flowers, what better a season than to celebrate the 13th Yadkin Valley Wine Festival at the Elkin Municipal Park. Located next to a babbling stream with lots of room for spreading a blanket to enjoy the festival's quality foods and delicious wines, get prepared to have a magnificent day. The celebration actually starts on Friday evening at The Liberty with the 10th Annual Yadkin Valley Wine Auction at 7:00p benefitting the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Foundation. Contact Jeanette Hendrick at 336-527-7457. Roll out of bed to a Masonic Lodge Sausage & Pancake Breakfast for only $6 from 7:00a to 10:00a to benefit local charities. Set your GPS for 114 W. Market St. Or you may want to be more physical and try your hand at the Tour de Vino Bike Ride at 7:00a. Meet at Elkin High School and help benefit the Reeves Theater. Registration information: Sample the Yadkin Valley's finest wines in a complimentary wine glass for $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. The wine tasting wrist band requires a photo ID. the festival offers a military discount price, $20 at the gate with appropriate ID. Every hour on the hour, winners of a gift case of wine will be drawn. Come hungry for 13 Bones, 3 Little Birds, Blue Ridge Ice Cream, Sherri's Crab Cakes, Steak Boys, The Smoking Box, Crispin's Kettle Corn, Michelle’s Caribbean Cakes and non-wine beverages. Picnic tables are on site for vendor-purchased food. There will be bleacher plus lawn space for seating. Live entertainment will be provided by "Blues DeVille" from noon to 2:00p and "Carolina Soul Band" from 3:00p to 5:00p. A grape stomp for kids is scheduled between music sets. Shopping includes Bead Jeweled Design, J-Board, Pardue Pottery, QuarterHole, Soyworx and Walkabout Hats. Lots of parking is available and costs $5 per vehicle. Fee benefits the Elkin Volunteer Rescue Squad. To ensure everyone's safety, pets are prohibited on Festival grounds. No outside coolers or outside alcohol is allowed. You can conclude your wonderful visit to Elkin at the Wine Down from 6:00p to 9:00p with live music, great food and shopping in Historic Downtown Elkin. Directions are available on website, Other queries: 336-526-1111. At press time the following wines will be represented: Adagio Brandon Hills Brushy Mountain Carolina Heritage Cellar 4201 Chatham Hill Childress Divine Llama Dobbins Creek Elkin Creek 100

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Downtown Mount Airy Gearing Up For Annual Mayberry Farm Fest The Mount Airy Downtown Business Association is currently making preparations for Mayberry Farm Fest 2014, to be held on May 17, in Downtown Mount Airy. A celebration of farming and agricultural traditions, Mayberry Farm Fest will feature live traditional music and dancing, exhibits of classic farm vehicles and equipment, children's activities, demonstrations of traditional farming activities, arts and crafts vendors, agricultural and horticultural displays and more. The annual event kicks off Friday May 16 at 6 pm with a tractor parade through the Downtown district, immediately followed by the kids ride-on parade. Saturday's festival activities include pony rides, gem mining and prospecting, mechanical bull rides, blacksmithing, watermelon seed spitting contest, live music and traditional dancing demonstrations just to name a few. Cake walks will be held every hour between 10 and 6. As always, the merchants of Downtown Mount Airy will be open for business and eager to serve the public with their unique blend of shopping and dining. New to this years' festival is the 1st Annual Mayberry Farmfest Quilt Show which will take place during the day Saturday at the corner of North Main and Oak Street across from the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. Spectators will be able to view the quilt entries and vote for their favorite. During the quilt show, a raffle will be held for a one of a kind Fire Department quilt featuring all 18 volunteer fire departments in the county, fire marshal's office, and the Mount Airy Fire Department. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the restoration of the recently reacquired 1967 historic No.5 American LaFrance Fire Engine. Mayberry Farm Fest activities begin at 9am Saturday and conclude at 6pm with the Vintage Tractor Award Ceremony. Trophies will be awarded in categories of “Hardest Worked”, “Best Restoration”, “Most Original”, “Oldest” and “People's Choice” award for farm and lawn tractors. The fun doesn't end at 6. The monthly “Voice of the Blue Ridge” concert, featuring live bluegrass and old time music begins at 7:30pm on stage at the Historic Earle Theatre and Old Time Music Heritage Hall. Don't miss a minute of this kid friendly, family fun filled day in Downtown Mount Airy! Applications are available Downtown at Mount Airy Tractor Toyland and Something Different on Main. For more information, please call 336-7839505, email, or log on to to download an application. Mayberry Farm Fest is made possible by the Mount Airy Downtown Business Association, Patterson Business Link, Mt Airy Equipment, Mount Airy Saw and Mower, Southern States, and Dan Valley Tractor.


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Yup’ik man Kim Lewis and a 50-pound Chinook salmon! Photographed by John Rucker.

through August 29th... The Yup’ik Way of Life: An Alaskan People in Transition Be awed by this fascinating photography exhibit housed in the Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University campus. John Rucker, a Greensboro native is the photographer. This student-curated exhibit features photographs of Alaska’s Yup’ik people, their environments and resources. Rucker photos taken between 1979 and 1987 document a lifestyle that has largely disappeared with the arrival of modern influences such as telephones, fast food and television in the intervening years. The images are integrated with objects made by Yup’ik artisans and collected by early Moravian missionaries with connections to Winston-Salem. The objects provide a link to the past and further document the cultural transitions of the Yup’ik since European contact. Admission is free. For more information, visit or email or call 336-758-5282.

May 10 and June 14 These are Open House dates to put on your calendar for Black Cat Railroad Station from 10:00a to 2:00p. Admission is free but as a non-profit, donations are always appreciated. Train fun for kids and adults! Located on 800 Elizabeth Street, North Wilkesboro. Check out

May 15-29 The Yadkin Valley is very fortunate to have some fantastic parks. Pilot Mountain State Park was first mapped in 1751. Today, as it borders Yadkin and Surry counties, it is comprised of 3,703 acres. Plan is some extra fun at this park's May activities...all are free to the public. BE SURE TO VERIFY THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER: 336-325-2355 May 15 at 4:00p explore with a Park Ranger what lives in Horne Creek, a small stream running through the park. May 17 at 10:00a meet at Summit Restroom to start a short hike to learn about edible and medicinal plants found on the mountain. May 19 at 4:00p meet at Bean Shoals Canal Trailhead to hike an easy mile and learn about the trail started in 1825 but never completed. May 25 at 2:00p the moderate hike with a Park Ranger around the Jomeokee Trailhead will take about 45 minutes. May 29 meet at 8:00p at the North River Section Picnic Area for a short, easy 45 minute hike to learn some night noises from bats, insects and owls. Bring a flashlight!

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Free Outdoor Concerts held the third Saturday of the month (May-October) 6pm to 10pm on the parking deck in Historic Downtown North Wilkesboro May 17 The Catalinas June 21 Jim Quick and Coastline July 19 Beach Music and Vettes with The Embers Learn more call: 336-667-7129 ext 3021, or visit

May 16 & 17 Merry Quilts of May Quilt Show "Don't miss it—this is one of very few quilt shows held right here in Winston-Salem," says Judith Eby, club member of the Forsyth Piecers and Quilters. The Merry Quilts of May Quilt Show will be presented by the Forsyth Piecers and Quilters at Parkway Presbyterian Church on Silas Creek Parkway and Kirklees Road in Winston-Salem. Admission is $5 for each day. Hours for both Friday and Saturday are 9:00a to 5:00p. Lisa Alley's quilt, pattern: Lover's Knot, will be raffled for $1 tickets. call 336-9454381 or 336-940-2219 for more information. ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

May 17 The Civil War house of Justice Richmond Mumford Pearson 4641 Law School Road, East Bend is open the third Saturday of months through October for guided tours from 2:00p to 4:30p: May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20 and October 18. Admission is free. Check on Facebook for special events. Call 336-699-3921.

May 31 You only have one chance to get ready to enjoy Rural Hall's 40th Anniversary Celebration of its incorporation in 1974. The event will be at Covington Park from 10:00a to 4:00p May 31. The day of fun includes tours of area gardens and Rural Hall's historic train depot and appropriately the blue train caboose will be running! You'll find a variety of carnival food and concession vendors. Live entertainment begins at 10:00a to 11:00a with the Saint James Choir; 11:00a to noon is Travis Spinks; 12:15p to 1:00p is Taylor Vaden; 1:30p to 2:30p is Jordon Covington and Taylor returns at 3:00p with an Elvis Tribute. The Rural Hall Historical Society will be on hand all day with a Civil War reenactment. M ay / J u n e 2 014


June 7 Mizpah Moravian Church is sponsoring its annual June Craft Fest on June 7 on the Bethania Visitor Center Grounds located at 5393 Ham Horton Lane in Bethania. From 9:00a to 3:00p you can view lots of great artists and a variety of crafters’ work from across the area. Paintings, handmade jewelry and various mixed media arts. Breakfast and lunch food and baked goodies will be available. Make plans to drop by and find just the item you’ve been looking for or find that perfect gift for any occasion! For any questions call 336-924-1661 or

Send us all the details about your July/August fundraiser or event listing by June 1. There’s no charge for civic groups and non-profits. A BIG size digital photo would be great too! ...for calling attention to your listing. Send to: or mail to: Yadkin Valley Living PO Box 627 East Bend, NC 27018

June 16 The Yadkin Cultural Arts Center is offering The Living Storybook Summer Drama Camp Monday, June 16 through Friday June 20 from 10:00a to 2:00p. The recital show will be on Friday, June 20 at 7:00p in the Willingham Theater in the Cultural Arts Center in Downtown Yadkinville. A minimum of 12 participants is required. The maximum class size is 30 students. This camp is specifically geared for kids age 6 to teens. The cost is $50 per child. Enroll by calling Yadkin Arts Council: 336-679-2941. The drama camp instructors are Peter and Christina Holland, the Directors of Once Upon a Blue Ridge, a professional touring theatre company specializing in educational plays for young people. The Hollands have over 60 years theatre teaching experience between them and have trained thousands of young performers in Virginia and throughout the Carolinas. The Hollands believe theatre is for everyone and are adept at working with all groups of students. In The Living Storybook Summer Drama Camp students will have fun developing their acting skills. Utilizing their large collection of classic stories, the Hollands will use scripted and non-scripted material to create a recital show with the students. Every student will be given the opportunity to shine in the recital show. For more information the Hollands and their acclaimed work with young people visit their site at


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24th Annual God & Country Celebration, Downtown East Bend. A perfect small town with friendly people and a FREE admission family event. Bring your chair to mark your shady spot for a parade beginning at 9:30a. Line-up begins at the Baptist Church; the church’s youth will be selling ham biscuits before the parade by the parade line-up only. The Veteran's recognition ceremony is on the East Bend Elementary School grounds at 11:00a. Entertainment, concessions, crafts, kids' rides and activities and a "'Wet Down" by the East Bend Volunteer Fire Department will happen after the ceremony. At 6:30p, there will be an evening service inside the school presented by "East Bend Local Churches" concluding with fireworks on the school field at 9:30p. Shirley Flood: 336-428-7355.

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Now that’s candy distribution with passion. From the comfort of a Radio Flyer, talk about the best way to see the parade! Two views from a look back at the 2005 East Bend God & Country Celebration that sum up the feeling of this very family friendly event.

The Wilkes Heritage Museum presents the 7th Annual Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony • Saturday, June 14, 2014 Stone Center for Performing Arts 613 Cherry Street North Wilkesboro, NC 2014 Inductees: Jeff Little Wayne Henderson Festival Green Grass Cloggers Ward Eller—Dr. Bryan Award Dock Walsh and the Carolina Tar Heels

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From the very first line of the book, “I write this sitting in the kitchen sink,” “I Capture the Castle” by British author Dodie Smith captures the reader’s imagination. Written in the late 1940s and published in 1948, this truly enchanting novel is set in the author’s beloved England and takes place in the years between the great wars; those days of blissful naiveté when the young protagonist of the story is untouched by the complications of the war yet to come. Dodie Smith, who is best known for her classic children’s story “The Hundred and One Dalmatians,” wrote “I Capture the Castle,” while living in California and longing for the comfort of pre-war England. The novel tells the story of the Mortmain family through the eyes of 17-year-old daughter, Cassandra. This eccentric family lives in a broken down castle in the English countryside. Cassandra, a smart and witty teenager with the soul of a romantic, tells the family’s story as she records the every day extraordinary in her diary. I first learned about the novel through a wonderful article in one of my favorite decorating magazines.

I was instantly enraptured by the article’s description of “I Capture the Castle” and set out to find a copy of the book so that I could read it for myself. Like Cassandra, I was 17 at the time an unlike most teenagers, was obsessed with antiques stores and pretty much everything vintage! So, I looked high and low for a number of years trying to find this book. I looked through countless racks of books until one magical day, there it was, a well-worn, hard cover, first edition of “I Capture the Castle” with its trademark line drawing of the castle on the front! I am not ashamed to say that I let out a little squeal of glee right there in the crowded antiques mall as I purchased the long awaited book. Needless to say, I read the novel immediately and was even more delighted than I could have imagined. After I purchased that first copy, I started finding it everywhere! The book that once was so rare was suddenly popping up at some of the very antiques malls and thrift stores I had searched many times before. Because the book had become like a part of my family, I couldn’t leave it behind. So, I began buying “I Capture the Castle” every time I find a copy. After giving away a few, I currently have 5 copies in various conditions and styles. In all this time, I have only found one copy with a dust jacket and that is a second edition. One would think that my collection of many copies of the same novel would be complete, but this incurable collector is still searching for a pristine first edition 1948 copy in the original paper dust jacket! Maybe when I find that version I can finally stop buying the book. Who am I kidding? I think we all know “I Capture the Castle” will always keep me captured, captivated, and collecting!

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What Can Vacations Teach You about Investing? Summer is almost here — which means it’s officially vacation season. You may be looking forward to “getting away from it all,” but, as you know, vacations actually require a fair amount of planning. And it might surprise you to learn that some of the efforts required for successful vacations can impart some valuable lessons in other areas of your life — such as investing. Here are some vacation-related moves that you may want to transfer to the investment and financial arenas: Secure your home. If you’re going on vacation for a week or so, you may need to take some steps to safeguard your home: stopping your mail and newspaper, putting on a timer to turn on lights, alerting your neighbors that you’ll be out of town, and so on. But while it’s important to secure your home today, you will also want to help ensure it will be there for your family in the future, should anything happen to you. That’s why you’ll want to maintain adequate life and disability insurance. Know your route. If you are driving to your vacation destination, you will want to plan your route beforehand, so that you can avoid time-consuming delays and detours. And to reach your financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you will also want to chart your course — by creating an investment strategy that is designed to help you work towards those goals based on your specific risk tolerance, investment preferences and time horizon. Keep enough gas in the tank. As you set out on a road trip, you need a full tank of gas in your car, and you’ll have to keep refueling along the way. And to “go the distance” in pursuing your financial goals, you will need to have suffi110

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cient “fuel” in the form of investments with reasonable growth potential. Without a reasonable amount of growthoriented vehicles in your portfolio, you could lose ground to inflation and potentially fall short of your objectives — so, over time, you may need to “refuel” by reviewing your portfolio and rebalancing if necessary. Protect yourself from getting burned. If your vacation plans include a stay at the beach, you’ll need to protect yourself and your family from the hot sun — so make sure you’re all using sunscreen. When you invest, you can also get “burned” if you are not careful — especially if you are inclined to chase after “hot” investments. By the time you hear about these so-called sizzlers, they may already be cooling off, and, even more importantly, they just might not be appropriate for your goals and risk tolerance. Instead of becoming a “heat-seeking” investor, focus your efforts on building a diversified array of quality investments appropriate for your needs. If you only own one type of financial asset, and a downturn hits that asset class, your portfolio could take a big hit. But by diversifying your holdings, you can help reduce the effects of volatility. Keep in mind, though, that diversification, by itself, can’t guarantee profits or protect against loss. As we’ve seen, some of the same principles that apply to creating a vacation may also be applicable to your investing habits. So, put these principles to work to enjoy a pleasant vacation — and a potentially rewarding investment experience. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.See page 4 in this issue for a list of the Edward Jones Offices near you.

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continued from page 113 1 Corinthians 1:18: says, “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are saved, it is the gift of God.” Can you be saved without attending church? Of course, but if you are saved, you should want to be sitting under good preaching so you and your family can grow in the Lord and the power of his might. There was a reason God put Hebrews 10:25 in the Bible: “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as ye see the day approaching.” That day is referring to the Rapture and God chose the preaching of the Word as a means to equip us for what’s ahead. If you’re not hungry for God, ask Him to make you hungry. Sometimes you don’t know how good a particular food is until you taste it. I love my readers and want you to be filled with the Spirit of God so you can find strength to stand when tough times come. And I want you to be secure in your salvation and know you’re on your way to heaven. Sandra welcomes you to contact her if you need prayer for salvation. You can also order her book “When Mountains Move” and music CDs at or 4324 Mt. Bethel Ch. Rd., East Bend, NC 27018. Phone: 336-699-3757

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Taste and See I love to go to church. I love everything about it: the worship, the singing, the fellowship and the preaching. Especially the preaching. You could say I have a hunger for the Word—the Bible and everything it says. And I wonder why everyone doesn’t love to go to church. But considering the number of vehicles still sleeping in the garages across America on Sunday mornings, one would have to conclude that this country suffers from a deficiency of a hunger for God. The decline in the spiritual temperature of America could, in part, be due to the lack of something the world considers foolish—the preaching of the Word of God. When I responded to an invitation to make Jesus Lord of my life during a Sunday morning service in 1970, I arose from an old-fashioned alter feeling like angels were pouring love on me like warm honey. I’ve heard others describe their experience as “liquid love.” If I’d encountered the devil face to face that day, I’d probably have asked him if he wanted to get saved! We’re not saved by feelings, but I wouldn’t trade that experience for all the world’s riches. As many of my readers know, I have a mobility problem resulting from an injury many years ago. Our church is practically in my front yard, but for me to get to services requires the assistance of someone else. So I understand there are many individuals who would love to go to church but cannot due to some physical ailment. From the bottom of my heart, I sympathize with those people. But it’s the ones who could go but simply have no desire that bothers me. Paul warned the church at Rome about the danger of conforming to the world. In Roman 12:2 he instructs us to renew our minds in God’s Word to keep that from happening and, as strange as it might sound, God chose the “foolishness of preaching” to keep us spiritually strong. To hear preaching, for the most part, we must—you got it—go to church. Romans 10:17 tells us that faith comes by hearing the word of God. It is humbling these days for me to enter the church with a walker. Sometimes while I’m enjoying the full choir blending their voices in song, I reminisce of the days when I played the piano and led the small choir at the same time. I didn’t know how to appreciate those gifts. At times it seemed like just another duty on my overloaded plate. But oh, how I’d love to be challenged to appropriate those gifts today!

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