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contents foodsandflavors™ 17 Stews Around the World 28 Carmen’s Healthy Chili 30 Best Yadkin Valley Cooks: Molasses Pie 31 Cookbook Collector: Walkertown Historical Society Cookbook 32 The Wine Guy: Tavern in Old Salem 34 Cooking with Wine Can be Healthy 36 Chef Robert’s Tips: Garlic 38 Pizza! 41 Dining Divas: Cheddars 43 Cancer Fighting Spice Mixes 45 dessert tray: Raspberry Coconut Bites

38 yadkin valley homestyles 46 A Mix of Winter Reads 50 Got School Projects? 53 Getting Vegetable Garden Starts 55 Palms to Survive the YV Winter 57 Classy Conifers 59 Remember the Almanac? 60 Yadkin Valley People: Shelby King 61 Yadkin Valley People: The Hennings 62 Piedmont Picks: Caroline Francis 63 Caring Hearts: The Wootens’ Quilt 64 2014 Weddings 14 all-time favorite tips Current fashion trends Pets in Your Wedding Photos Once used as a post in a fence to contain dairy cows here on the Norman farm, the tree grew to surround the wire. Now only the heart of the tree in the shape of a cross remains. Photo by Ryan C. Guthrie 6

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Healthy Life your guide to health, wellness & fitness 80 Four Tips for a Healthy New Year 82 Whooping Cough Returns 84 Fight Aging Gracefully 86 Heart Health ALL ABOUT PETS 92 Cause for Paws 92 Popular New Dog Breeds 94 Off the Bookshelf: #1-Think Like a Horse and #2-The Healing Power of Pets 94 petpics 96 Another Gas Chamber Bites the Dust 98 Dr. Brock: Groom Before You Saddle Up in every issue… 8 editor’s letter 14 beginnings 52 fun with kids 62 Piedmont Picks 94 Off the bookshelf 100 planner 104 Collections: Rosie the Riveter 106 what is that? 108 Business Section Services & Resources 110 Tax Changes 112 Advertisers 113 Sandra’s closing devotion

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On the cover: If you feel like you’re freezing, within these pages are some comfort foods you’ll find pleasing! Marilyn traveled around the globe to bring you a variety of steaming stews, Carmen shared a healthy chili and Lara has pizza—everyone’s favorite in any season—all starting on page 15 in foodsandflavors.

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John and I are starting off 2014 as first-time grandparents. Before little Dylan was the size of a head of lettuce, I began asking other grandparents for some advice on this new role. "Love them unconditionally," said Robbin Collins; "Love them and spoil them," smiled Carole Williams; "Grandchildren become your priority," shared Otis Church; "Make lots of memories," advised Malinda Sells; “There’s nothing like ‘em,” said Rick Hayes; "Be with them as much as possible," said Marion Venable; Robin Stevens, grandmother to four, said, "Take advantage of every moment," while our Cousin Jesse, a retired R.N. and the absolute ultimate gramma posts more inspirational and declared love thoughts to her grandchildren than anyone. I think I have the idea! Dylan came into the world just before Thanksgiving, only four days before my birthday, at 9 pounds 15 ounces and with a head of black hair. Ryan Caroline and husband, Ken are the proud parents. All are doing well and getting to know each other. Holding Dylan and locking eyes, I realize Dylan is truly a miracle. I keep looking for signs of my nose, ears, anything! Not happening! We have 14 of the best wedding tips. Having a favorite pet pal in engagement/wedding photos has continued to gain popularity and we have some advice for you from a professional photographer. Winter is the perfect time to recharge and one of the best ways is to catch up on your reading. Between features “Winter Reads” and off the bookshelf, we offer enough books to keep you reading through the season. There's more...foodsandflavors once again serves up warm winter comfort recipes for stews, pizza, chili and more. Wait until you taste an easy, scrumptious molasses pie sent by our YV Best Cook. And why not make your own seasoning mixes with spices that discourage cancer? We welcome new contributor Colleen Church in our YV Gardner section with an article on spring plant starts. Derek returns with a palm story and Judy touts conifers. We share more YV friends including a wonderful love story just in time for Valentine’s Day. It’s sad to say but whooping cough is on the rise in our state—get updated. February is Heart Health month and we celebrate with some informative news including cooking with wine. We welcome 2014 with open arms and all life will offer. Our son is using his VA support for a different career direction and I envy his GPA, proud of him! His pretty wife is working and continuing her nursing studies and they have another rescue puppy in their growing “family.” Be prepared for lots of baby pictures in 2014!

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Stews from Around the World Doesn’t it warm the heart and the tummy to come in from a cold, rainy or snowy day to a piping hot bowl of soup or stew? Do you remember when we used to get heavy snowfalls as children? We would create snow families, Family and Consumer Agent snow angels and snowballs until we felt like we N.C. Cooperative Extension were frozen stiff. To come inside to a bowl of deliYadkin County Center cious stew and hot chocolate was a special treat! The question is, “What is the difference in soup and stew?” Stews and soups are very similar but stews generally have less liquid than soup. Due to the thickness of stew, it is often served over pasta or rice rather than in a bowl like soup. A stew is defined as a combination of solid food ingredients such as a variety of vegetables and meats that are cooked in liquid and served with the gravy that is produced. The stewing liquid may be water or broth and often a wine or beer is added for additional flavor. The added seasonings mingle with the stew during the low temperature, slow simmering cooking. Thickening agents such as flour or cornstarch may be added as a coating for searing the meat before cooking or as a roux after cooking. In many recipes, less tender cuts of meats are mixed together to cook in a slow moist heat method which produces a tender and juicy product. For low cost cooking, choose a meat with marbling to produce a moist stew rather than a lean meat which may become too dry. Archaeological finds have uncovered evidence of Amazonian tribes using the shells of turtles and clams as cooking vessels dating back 8,000 years or more. In the 4th century A.D., recipes for lamb and fish stews were written in a cookbook by the French chef known as Taillevent. The first written reference to Irish Stew can be found in Lord Byron’s poem “The Devil’s Drive” (1814). Hungarian Goulash dates back to the 9th century shepherds in the area which later became Hungary. As you research the origins of stews, it becomes obvious that there are stews from around the world tailored to the types of foods and seasonings available at that time. The meats, vegetables and seasonings added may be the only differences in the stews attributed to many different countries. The following recipes reflect only a small number of recipes from our neighbors, all similar yet different. No matter what part of the world you are from or how you were raised, your choice of stew can be as unique as your individual taste preference.

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Pichelsteiner Stew This German meat stew was first recorded in a cookbook in 1894. The creation of the recipe is attributed to a woman innkeeper who frequently served this to guests. 2 T butter 2 T vegetable oil ¾ lb beef cubes ¾ lb pork cubes 1 onion, chopped 1/3 c celery, chopped 1/3 c parsley, chopped 1 c beef broth 1 tomato, chopped 1 t paprika 1/3 t salt ¼ t pepper 4 potatoes, peeled and cubed 3 carrots, diced 1 c cabbage, shredded 1 c green beans, broken in 2-inch pieces 2 T chives, for garnish In a large dutch oven or large stew pot, melt the butter over medium high heat, and add the oil. Add the meat and brown on all sides. Remove the meat from the oil with a slotted spoon. Reduce heat to medium and add the onions, parsley and celery. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Stir in beef broth, tomato and seasonings. Put the meat back in the dutch oven and cover with the remaining vegetables. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 1 to 2 hours. Garnish with chives when served.

Italian Ravioli Stew Italians are known for their pastas but this recipe adds extra vegetables for a hearty ravioli dish. 2 c sliced carrots 1 c chopped onion 2 cans (14 oz) diced tomatoes with Italian style herbs 2 cans (14 oz) chicken broth 1 can (19 oz) cannellini beans, drained 2 t dried basil leaves 1 package (9 oz) refrigerated sausage or cheese filled ravioli In a slow cooker, mix all ingredients except the ravioli. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until vegetables are tender. Increase the heat to high and stir in the ravioli. Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until the ravioli is tender. Serve in bowls with cheese sprinkled over the top.

Hungarian Goulash This stew got its name from the Hungarian name for shepherd, “gulyas.” Hungarian stew was the food of poor shepherds hundreds of years ago but is now prepared in upscale homes and restaurants. Goulash can be made with any type of tame or wild meat although most often seen today using beef. The essential spice for Goulash is Hungarian or regular paprika which is then served over noodles or rice. This recipe works well prepared in a slow cooker.


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Hungarian Goulash (cont.) 3 c chopped onions 1 ½ c chopped green peppers 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 lb beef stew cut in 1-inch cubes 6 oz tomato paste ½ c water 4 t Hungarian or regular paprika ¼ t salt ¼ t ground pepper 6 c cooked noodles or rice In a 4-quart slow cooker combine onions, sweet peppers and garlic. Top with meat. Combine in a separate bowl, tomato paste, water, paprika, salt and black pepper. Pour this mixture over the meat. Cover and cook on low for 10 to 12 hours or high for 5 to 6 hours. Serve over hot noodles or rice.


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Thailand Pork Stew In Thailand, the food is known to be spicy and often served with a variety of sauces. Dishes are a blend of sour, salty, sweet and bitter foods and seasonings. Meals are never simple. This recipe is much less complicated than many of their foods. Spiciness is controlled by the cook. 2 lb boned pork loin 2 c red bell pepper, julienne cut 2 T rice or white wine vinegar 1 t crushed red pepper or to taste 2 garlic cloves, minced Ÿ c creamy peanut butter 6 c cooked basmati rice ½ c green onions, chopped 2 T chopped peanuts Lime wedges

Trim the pork loin of any fat. Place into a slow cooker with the red pepper, teriyaki sauce, vinegar, crushed red pepper and garlic. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Remove the pork and coarsely chop. Add the peanut butter to the liquid in the slow cooker, stirring well. Stir in the pork and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Combine the pork stew with the rice. Serve in bowls with lime wedges. Garnish the stew with green onions and peanuts.

Mexican Taco Stew This recipe has the beans, corn and chilies which are part of the spicy Mexican cuisine. The heat of this recipe can be adjusted to the taste of the family by adding chopped jalapenos. 1 onion, chopped 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 can corn, drained 8 oz can tomato sauce 2 cans (14 oz) cans diced tomatoes and green chilies 1 packet taco seasoning 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Sour cream Cheese Tortilla chips

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Mix all ingredients together in a slow cooker except for the chicken. Lay the chicken on top and cover. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high 3 to 4 hours. Remove chicken from the cooker and shred. Put chicken back in the cooker; mix with the other ingredients. Serve in bowls and garnish with sour cream, cheese or tortilla chips as desired.

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Carolina Oyster Stew Stew recipes from all over the world are too numerous to cover! To bring the stew recipes a little closer home, we begin with a dressed up oyster stew from our own Carolina coast. 1 pint oysters, undrained ½ c chopped onion ½ c chopped celery ¼ c butter 2 c sliced mushrooms ¼ c flour 1 t salt

¼ t pepper 2 c whole milk 1 ½ c grated Cheddar cheese 1 can cream of potato soup 2 t diced pimento ¼ t hot pepper sauce

Remove any remaining shell particles from the oysters. In a deep skillet or saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and cook the onions and celery until tender. Add the mushrooms and cook for an additional minute. Turn the heat on low and stir in the flour and seasonings. Gradually add milk and stir until slightly thickened. Stir in the cheese until melted. Gently stir in the soup, pimento and hot sauce until soup is smooth. Slowly add the oysters and heat for 5 to 10 minutes or until oysters begin to curl. Serve immediately.

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Cider Stew from Washington State How fitting for an apple producing state such as Washington to add apple cider to their stew. 2 lb beef stew 2 t salt ¼ t dried thyme, crushed 3 T flour ¼ t pepper 2 c apple cider 2 T vinegar

1 stalk celery, sliced 4 medium carrots, sliced 3 T vegetable oil ½ c water 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 2 medium onions, sliced

Combine flour, salt, pepper and thyme in a gallon storage bag. Add the meat to the bag; shake to coat with the flour mixture. In a Dutch oven, heat the oil and brown the meat. Take out the beef, drain the oil and return meat to the oven. Stir in cider, water and vinegar. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer about 1 ¼ hours or until meat is tender. Add the potatoes, carrots, onions and celery. Cover and simmer 30 more minutes or until vegetables and beef are tender.

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Brunswick Stew Depending on whether you are from Virginia, North Carolina or Georgia, you may lay claim to the original Brunswick Stew. There is also evidence of origin from Germany. It is not as important where it originated as to the fact that it is a nutritious stew for all to enjoy. As you search out recipes for stews you find many ingredients that make them very similar yet still different. The following recipe is only one of many versions of this popular Brunswick Stew. 3 lb chicken (whole or pieces) 3 qt water 1 lge onion, chopped ½ lb lean ham, chopped 3 pt tomatoes 1 pt lima beans 4 lge potatoes, peeled and diced 1 pt corn 1 T salt ¼ t pepper 1 pod red pepper, chopped 3 oz butter In a large Dutch oven, place cut up chicken, water, onion, and ham. Simmer for 2 hours. Remove the chicken and break into pieces. Return in the pot and add tomatoes, beans, potatoes, corn, salt, pepper and red pepper. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring frequently to prevent scorching. Add butter and serve immediately.

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Heartbeat Beat When I walk around (beat beat) My heart makes this sound (beat beat) I walk faster, it beats faster I can feel my heartbeat beat “Heartbeat Beat” is a song in the Color Me Healthy curriculum developed and utilized by North Carolina Cooperative Extension to teach preschoolers to move and eat healthy. One of those songs that stick in your mind after singing it, the verses continue with dance, jump and run. With the addition of each movement your heart

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beats faster and faster. When we do this activity with children we actually start with walking around the room and proceed to do as the verse instructs. By the time the participants have danced, jumped and ran everyone’s heartbeat really is faster. Our heart, about the size as our fist, is the most important muscle in our body. Like the rest of our muscles, the heart must be exercised each day to remain strong. Walking, dancing, jumping and running are only a few of the ways we can exercise our heart. Think of ways you can include more movement in your day. Remember every step counts. Use television commercial breaks as exercise breaks. Something as simple as standing up and sitting back down in your chair multiple times will warm you up in just a few minutes. Add a workout for your arms by utilizing bottled water or food cans as hand weights. One of my favorite commercial activities is to blow up a balloon and try to keep it from touching the floor by hitting it up in the air or back and forth with a partner. No need to circle around and around parking lots waiting for a place to park close to the door. Park farther away from where you are going to get

some extra exercise by adding more steps to your day. Turn on your favorite music and dance away as you are dusting, vacuuming, sweeping or mopping. Not only will ordinary chores be more fun, but the extra movement will help strengthen your muscles. Take the stairs instead of an elevator or escalator when visiting a mall, hotel or other large building. Even your stairs at home can provide a source of physical activity when the weather is not nice enough to exercise outside. What have you done to strengthen your heart today? Not only do we need to move more to have a healthy heart, we need to eat right too. A heart healthy diet needs to include lean sources of protein, plenty of fiber, fruits and vegetables while limiting cholesterol, sodium and saturated fat. Be heart smart and enjoy this low fat, cholesterol free recipe which is full of fiber and protein.

Southwest Bean Chili 1 can (16 oz) tomato sauce 1 can (15.5 oz) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (15.5 oz) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (15.5 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (14.5 oz) Mexican-style stewed tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained 1 1/2 c frozen corn 1 c reduced sodium chicken broth 3 T chili powder 4 cloves garlic, minced or ½ t of garlic powder 1 T cocoa powder 1 t ground cumin Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 6 to 6 ½ hours. This recipe can also be prepared in a stock pot. Simmer on low until vegetables are tender and thoroughly heated. Makes 8-10 servings Can top with shredded 2% low-fat cheese and serve with cooked rice. Brown rice would be a great whole grain option. ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

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Deborah Cates of Clemmons has been baking for almost five decades. "Nothing makes your home smell nicer than something baking in the oven," says Deborah. She continues, " the kitchen is the heart of our home and it's where most people seem drawn to when visiting." As a Moravian, she makes a lot of Moravian recipes. The Molasses Pie recipe submitted came fromm Deborah's great Aunt Julia Ebert who died several years ago. She included the recipe in the Friedland Moravian Church Cookbook many years ago. "I guess the recipe is possibly 100 years old. It is a great recipe for winter since it is very rich and brings to mind coffee and comfort food," shared Deborah. "I enjoy baking and decorating cakes. I baked a cake and decorated it like a pizza. I submitted a photograph of it to Martha Stewart and it was included on one of her television programs."

Molasses Pie 1 c pure sorghum or molasses 1 c brown sugar 1/2 c butter, room temperature 3 eggs Mix sugar and sorghum (or molasses); add butter and eggs. Beat until well mixed. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

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As of 2008, the Walkertown Area Historical Society officially became a non-profit. Wayne Biby, chair of fundraising, sent a copy of their cookbook to benefit the society, Collection of Favorite Recipes, Preserving the Gift of Heritage. It's filled with recipes from the past and current residents of the community. Local artist Dot Duggins' painting of the Walkertown Depot graces the cover and Roger Carroll's mural in Walkertown Elementary School is on the back cover. You'll find the interior just as attractive.

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Mix all ingredients together and put into a greased 9x13-inch dish. Bake at 350°F for 35 to 45 minutes.

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New Management at The Tavern In Old Salem

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Moravian Chicken Pie served on a bed of mash potatoes. The Tavern In Old Salem is the oldest restaurant in Winston-Salem, but something new has happened there: in April, 2012, Rick and Lori Keiper became the new Tavern Keepers. The story of the Tavern goes back over 200 years, but it really began even earlier. In 1784 a new Tavern was built in the Moravian community of Salem. That building, which still stands on Main Street, was host to many of the travelers who passed through Salem, serving meals and hosting overnight guests. Certainly the most famous visitor to the Tavern was George Washington. As the demand for overnight stays increased, a boarding house was built next door which is now home to The Tavern In Old Salem. Each of the current dining rooms was once a bedroom sleeping two, three or even four to a bed, depending on the number of visitors at a time. After running the Tavern for 23 years, Gail Winston decided to retire so the Keipers picked up the lease. The Keipers first met while undergraduates at the University of Kentucky. After graduation Rick and Lori both started careers in the food service industry. Rick had a career in a variety of positions with the Darden Group, which owns many national food chains. At

one point he was responsible for opening individual restaurants around the country. Meanwhile, Lori had a stint as a caterer and, after moving to Winston-Salem, also served as a docent at Old Salem, which piqued her interest in this historical community. She has also served as the Assistant Manager at the Zevely Inn Bed and Breakfast. Yet Rick and Lori’s backgrounds were only the beginning. Their two sons, Jordan and Jared, are graduates of the culinary program at Guilford Technical Community College. Each has worked at a variety of restaurants in the Triad as cooks and chefs. With these experiences in their pasts, the four family members were ready to take on the operation of the Tavern. The first task was to totally revamp the building to bring it up to code standards and to update all of the facilities. All of these changes they finished behind the walls so the remodeling ended by keeping the rooms looking exactly as they have been over the years, giving the restaurant a true colonial feel. The wait staff are all dressed in colonial attire and several have many years of experience at the Tavern. This is reflected by the warm greeting visitors may get from Lucy Tabron who has worked at the Tavern for over 23 years. The menu features local produce and meats wherever possible, with several old favorites available throughout the year. The menu is adjusted every 2 to 3 months to keep up with seasonal items. In order to maintain the tradition, all baked goods are made fresh daily on the premises. Also the staff makes the Tavern’s own sauerkraut and ice creams. One unique item served at the Tavern is Syllabub. This dessert has a long and almost forgotten history the Keipers have brought back. It is a thick drink made by combining white wine, lemon, cream and fruit marinated for 24 hours. Since it is in limited supply it is best to order Syllabub early in the evening. This is an experience not to be missed. One other historic tradition observed at the Tavern is the presence of several bottles of Madeira on the well-crafted wine list. This fortified wine, popular with the founding fathers, comes only from the island of Madeira, a Portuguese territory in the Atlantic Ocean. In fact, when the Declaration of Independence was signed, all those present toasted our new country with a glass of Madeira. After a satisfying meal in this colonial atmosphere, nothing could be nicer than a glass of Thomas Jefferson’s favorite wine, Madeira, or a Syllabub.

One unique item served at the Tavern is Syllabub.

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Cooking with Wine –for your health by Ginger K. King

I often get asked questions about cooking with wine and if it would be beneficial to one’s health. The simple answer is no, unless you are cooking healthy already and you drink some as you cook! The most touted of wine’s health benefits, are available in any form of alcohol where moderate consumption, two glasses per day for men and one for women, seems to protect against coronary artery disease and heart attack. By using wine in cooking, you can marginally impact the amount of fat you need and raise the flavor bar in your dishes. Cooking with wine can add a lot of flavor to your dishes and give a silky depth of flavor to many pan sauces. Who knew reducing fat in your diet could be so easy and tasty? Reducing the fat needed to prepare a delicious dish while maintaining or even enhancing the flavor, is the best way cooking with wine helps you to prepare healthier foods. Dieticians are constantly telling us to amp up the flavor in our dishes with herbs and things other than fat right? Here are a few ways to do just that. Of course oil is necessary for essential caramelization of the raw sugar in foods that you sear in a pan, but you can significantly reduce the total oil when you use high heat, little oil (consider using spray olive oil) and a quick, almost flash method of browning. Almost immediately once both/all sides are browned, you can add a cup each of stock and wine to the pan to braise tougher cuts of meat over a low and slow heat in the oven. You can simply add a little wine and a tiny pat of butter to gloss the sauce after sautéing meats/vegetables and you’ve saved the dish a tablespoon or more of oil. The resveratrol remains because it is heat stable, although that benefit of wine consumption is only a trace amount with wine used for culinary purposes. A person would have to drink multiple bottles of wine (not advised!) to obtain the health benefits suggested with concentrated capsules. Another way wine can be helpful and healthful in cooking is to use it after the food is prepared. For example, several recipes for old fashioned cakes call for something known as “hard sauce.” In this case, you are not cooking the cholesterol lowering benefits out of the wine. A basic hard sauce can accompany even the lightest of cake recipes and just a drizzle is all that is needed. So here is a toast to your health…from me to you! Enjoy the bounty of wine country in your kitchen this winter. Write to me and let me know what you’re cooking up!

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Glazing with Hard Sauce 1 1/2 c powdered sugar 1/2 c mascarpone cheese, room temperature 2 T brandy, liquor or wine (brandy is traditional) 1 t finely-grated orange zest 3 t fresh orange juice Chopped pecans and walnuts for topping optional Directions continue, top of next page

Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk eggs in a medium sized bowl. Using a fork, finely mash banana, dates, roasted carrots and oil into a thick cream in a separate bowl. Sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom; stir together with eggs; fold in bananacream. Add grated carrots, walnuts and raisins; stir until it all comes together. Pour into a cake pan. Bake for about 40 minutes. Stick a toothpick in the center of the cake, when nothing sticks on it the cake is ready. Let it cool. Hard Sauce: whip together mascarpone cheese and honey (or agave syrup) with powdered sugar, zest and wine. Add to the cake as a drizzle on each warm slice as you serve, or when the cake is completely cooled off. Serve with roughly chopped hazelnuts or walnuts on the top if desired.

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3. The smaller you chop the garlic, the stronger the flavor/aroma. This is due to subjecting the surface area to more oxygen. The oxygen causes a chemical reaction with the garlic which produces the more potent flavor and smell. 4. Roasting your garlic is a great way to sweeten the flavor and tone down the pungency. To roast garlic, cut the top off a head of garlic. Lightly drizzle the head of garlic with olive oil and wrap in tin foil. Place the garlic in the oven (375 degrees) for about 30-45 minutes. Once roasted, the cloves will be very soft and squeeze right out of the peel. The roasted garlic is great to add to softened butter or simply spread on lightly toasted bread. 5. If you want to add garlic flavor to a sauce or salad dressing but you don’t want pieces of garlic in your sauce/dressing, you can easily make a garlic paste. To make a garlic paste, start by peeling and chopping a clove of garlic. Once you have lightly chopped your garlic, sprinkle a small amount of coarse salt on the garlic to act as an abrasive. Tilt your knife at an angle and begin mashing the garlic against the knife blade and cutting board. Repeat this process until a smooth consistency is achieved.

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The first time we made this pizza, my family was at my parents for New Years. I knew this was the type of pizza I wanted to eat, but I didn't know exactly how to create it. My brother and I were in charge of cooking the pizzas. We opened the sliced mozzarella and were a little surprised at how thick the slices were so he asked me what to do. I put a slice in between the palms of my hand and flattened the mozzarella. It does not flatten very well this way, but I had to try something! It was very messy, but we had a great time making the pizzas that night.

Margarita Pizza Pizza dough Fresh sliced mozzarella 5 to 6 Roma tomatoes (sliced) Fresh basil (chopped) A dash or two of garlic salt

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Preheat oven to 425°F. After you have placed your dough on greased pan, slice your tomatoes, chop your basil and set aside. I dash the garlic salt on the dough and put it in the oven for a few minutes. Then I tear the mozzarella in pieces and put it on the dough. Top pizza with tomatoes; bake in the oven for 12 minutes or longer if needed. Top with basil. Growing up I liked pizza, but I prefered salads. But I truly enjoy this pizza. My sister-in-law introduced it to me. The Loop has the best that I have found in town. I wish I could make it like they do.


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BBQ Pizza Pizza dough 1 chicken breast (filleted) 1/4 medium red onion (sliced) BBQ sauce Cilantro (chopped) Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare your dough. After you have your dough spread out, cook the chicken in a pan over medium heat about 80% done. If you fully cook the chicken it will dry out in the oven. While cooking the chicken, put dough in the oven for a few minutes. When the chicken is mostly cooked, cut the chicken in strips, bite size portions. Spread BBQ

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Supreme Pizza Pizza sauce Pepperoni 1/4 med onion (chopped) 1/2 lb cooked sausage 1/3 green onion (sliced) Small can mushrooms Black olives (sliced) 2 c mozzarella cheese Of course, you can add more than these toppings, but this is just what my family normally puts on our pizza. Add toppings you and your family enjoy. Bake for the suggested 12 to 15 minutes on the lower rack.

Growing up my brother David, my cousin Jason and I would make Chef Boyardee when my cousin came over for a visit. It makes very good pizza dough. I was usually responsible for making that part and the guys would finish the pizza the way they wanted. When I list sauces for a pizza I do not list the amounts because it is all in personal

taste. My brother does not like very much sauce at all, but my cousin does. When they made pizzas, each had their own half and I ate from both sides of the pizza! Mom would put the pizza in the oven for us. When we became teenagers we would do everything ourselves, but we would have to make two pizzas to feed the three of us.

Pizza Dough I use the recipe on the Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast. 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 c all-purpose flour 2/3 c very warm water (120 to 130°F) 1 envelope Fleischmann's Pizza Yeast 3 T oil 1 1/2 t sugar 3/4 t salt

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They suggest preheating oven to 425°F. Combine 1 c flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add water and oil. Mix until well blended. Slowly add more flour until a soft dough ball is formed. Dough will be slightly sticky. Knead dough ball on a floured surface until dough is smooth and elastic, about four minutes. Flour your hands; pat dough out onto a greased pan. Normally I put the dough in the oven for a few minutes to cook the dough before I put the toppings on. They suggest after you added your toppings to cook the pizza for 12 to 15 minutes on the lower rack. If you do not want to make the dough this way, you can alter the flour with whole wheat flour, but you may want to adjust the quantity of flour. The computer is a great source for variation of what your family may like. If you are short on time or do not want to make the dough, you usually can purchase pizza dough at the grocery store bakery.

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Cheddar’s Casual Café The Dining Divas are always excited about a new restaurant opening...the thrill to try something new was all the excitement. Cheddar’s Casual Café is located in Winston Salem, just off Hanes Mall Blvd. The location is great, you don’t have to get in all the traffic and there is plenty of parking available. Cheddar’s was founded in 1979 in Arlington, Texas. Their goal is to be a great restaurant serving quality food fresh from the kitchen in a friendly comfortable atmosphere at a fair price. There are restaurants in Charlotte, Gastonia, Fayetteville and now we are lucky to have Cheddar’s come to Winston Salem. The restaurant is beautiful, both outside and inside. As we were led to our seats, we could not help but notice the fans in the center of the restaurant. We could watch the fans from our booth. They were a great focus point for our evening of fun and laughter. The restaurant looks formal from the outside, but atmosphere is very relaxing and the dress code is casual. The food was wonderful with large portions enough for everyone to carry a “to go” box home. Our group had the chicken, salmon, chicken pie and cheeseburgers. Salads were crisp and all dressings are homemade. A homemade croissant, which will melt in your mouth, comes with the salad. The croissants are also available by the basket for a small fee. From a large selection of appetizers, try the onion rings, an order serving 2 to 4 people. We rated them as good as any we have ever eaten. Add a salad to the onion rings and this will make a nice lunch. Cheddar’s has a wide range on their menu as well as a section for kids. If you are watching your waistline, find a nice selection of seven items under 700 calories. Need a little something sweet after your meal? One mini-dessert is 90¢. The Dining Divas rates Cheddar’s Casual Café in three categories with 5 forks being the highest and 1 fork the lowest: food was given 5 forks; restaurant appearance 5 forks and service 4 forks. No matter want you are craving to eat, this is an exciting restaurant. The name alone makes you want to eat there! Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:30a to 11:00p Friday & Saturday 10:30a to 12:00 midnight Sunday 10:30a to 11:00p Cheddar’s Casual Café, Hanes Mall Blvd, Winston-Salem 336-794-9001

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Aladdin’s Hallmark The group of ladies that comprise The Dining Divas has been meeting monthly to eat and share fellowship for years. Most of the gals have food related careers but what they all have in common is the pure joy of each others company and experiencing new dishes from all the varieties of Yadkin Valley restaurants. The Dining Divas keep a running list of places they want to try and then they anonymously rate the food, service, and atmosphere of the eatery. ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

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Make Your Own Cancer Fighting Spice Mixes! by Julie L.G. Lanford, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN Wellness Director Cancer Services, Inc Lanford has a B.S. in biology from NC State, a masters in public health nutrition from UNC-Chapel Hill and years as an outpatient oncology dietitian. Her passion is wellness for cancer prevention and survivorship. Julie specializes in making healthy living fun. She enjoys life away from work and traveling with her husband, toddler and two lively dogs!

You know those mixes you buy at the store? Do you actually know what's in them? Are they really worth the price you pay? Typically, spice mixes have processed ingredients added. They might not be harmful, but they're not necessary. Besides the fact, you can make many of the typical blends much cheaper at home! As a reminder, phytochemicals are naturally occurring plant chemicals that provide plants with color, smell and flavor. Once we eat those phytochemicals, research shows they can influence the chemical processes inside our bodies in many different beneficial ways. Spices are a great way to boost your phytochemical intake. The great thing about spices is they can also add flavor to your food and help you cut back on the amount of salt, sugar and fat. Of all the dried herbs, oregano has one of the highest antioxidant levels. Just one teaspoon of dried oregano leaves has as many antioxidants as three ounces of almonds and ½ cup of chopped asparagus. Imagine if you had 1/2 cup of asparagus topped with almonds and a teaspoon of oregano. Who knows if it would taste good, but that would be one heck of a cancer fighting vegetable dish! The active compound in oregano that appears to have the strong antioxidant activity is Rosmarinic acid. Many of the studies on oregano have focused on the antimicrobial properties that help fight the growth of bacteria and parasites. Because of the high antioxidant level of oregano, researchers are continuing to explore the use of oregano in various food applications to inhibit bacterial growth. One lab study examined the antimicrobial effects of oregano on the bacteria associated with ulcers. The first two spice mix recipes below contain oregano. Remember all plant foods (including spices) contain phytochemicals, so enjoy the mix! ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

Taco Seasoning Recipe 1/4 c chili powder 1/4 c cumin powder 1 T garlic powder 1 T onion powder 1 t oregano leaf (or oregano leaf powder) 1 t paprika 1 t ground pepper Salt to taste.

chili powder

Put all ingredients in a jar; shake well. Store in an airtight jar for up to six months. Makes approximately 1 cup. To use: sprinkle on ground beef or chicken as you would any store bought taco seasoning. 3 tablespoons is the same as 1 packet of store bought taco seasoning.

Italian Seasoning Recipe

ground dried basil leaf

1/2 c basil leaf 1/2 c marjoram leaf 1/2 c oregano leaf 1/4 c cut and sifted rosemary leaf 1/4 c thyme leaf 2 T garlic powder (optional, especially if you cook with fresh garlic) Place all herbs in a jar; shake well. Great in any Italian recipes. Ja n ua r y / Fe b rua r y 2 014


Chives belongs to the family of vegetables called allium, which also includes onions, scallions, leeks and garlic. According to AICR's second expert report, Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective, foods belonging to the allium family of vegetables probably protect against stomach cancer. If there's one thing I know about the South, we LOVE our ranch with just about anything! Try this version to get more phytochemicals in your favorite dipping sauce!

Healthy Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe 1 c buttermilk 1/2 c Greek yogurt 1 t lemon juice 1/8 t paprika 1/4 t mustard powder 1/2 t salt 1/8 t black pepper 1 T chopped fresh parsley 1 t chopped fresh chives 1/4 t of dry dill (or a teaspoon chopped fresh) Mix all ingredients together in jar or food processor. For a dip, make without buttermilk; increase Greek yogurt, as desired. Enjoy! (Recipes are altered, originally


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"Bite-sized desserts are a great way to indulge without including the usual sidedish of guilt, " says Jan Kelly, NC Egg Association. Diminutive versions of classic American treats have been increasingly showing up on menus and in bakery cases. This miniature dessert recipe is easy to make and wonderful to serve for Valentine's Day.

Raspberry Coconut Bites Crust:


1 3/4 c all-purpose flour 1 c firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 c unsalted butter, softened Cooking spray

1 pkg (7oz) sweetened flaked coconut 3/4 c granulated sugar 6 T all-purpose flour 4 egg whites 1 t almond extract 1/2 c raspberry jam

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, folding over edges. Spray foil with cooking spray; set aside. Combine flour, brown sugar, butter; mix well. Press crust mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Remove from oven; cool completely on wire rack. For filling, combine coconut, granulated sugar and flour. Stir in egg whites and almond extract. Carefully spread coconut mixture over crust. Place

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small spoonfuls of jam over coconut mixture. Swirl jam with tip of a knife to marbleize. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool pan completely on wire rack. Cut mixture into 4 squares. The cut each square into thirds both vertically and horizontally. Note: Substitute strawberry or blackberry jam for the raspberry.

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off the bookshelf A Higher Voice is Sheri Wren Haymore’s first novel. Don't let its size be intimidating for once you start reading, you will not put it down. It is an adult novel with a reader's vocabulary and exceptionally strong characterization. Dena and her daughter, Bonnie. Britt is a legendary rock musician who is losing his award-winning voice. Maybe it was fate, but he knew when he first saw Dena, a local newspaper reporter, this woman was different from his other relationships or maybe you would call them escapades. He sensed his readiness for commitment, family, healing and down time from the public in a North Carolina setting. The surprise wedding is ultra-romantic; the luxurious lifestyle something to dream about. This is a fantasy-like love story threaded with a mysterious and dangerous girlfriend from Britt's past and then, there is his brother, a character who will intrigue you throughout the novel. The author is obviously comfortable with the jargon of the music world and makes the reader the same. When you finish A Higher Voice, you will realize you have spent your time wisely as you shared touching moments between a complicated, unpredictable man and the strong woman who trusted and loved him completely. Sheri's second novel, A Deeper Cut, has just been released and will be in the March/April issue of for it! Copies of A Higher Voice are available at Scenic Gifts, Page’s Mount Airy, Chapters Bookshop in Galax,Virginia, for $14. FYI: February is book month at Scenic Gifts in Mount Airy, look for author visits and signings.

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A longtime resident of Yadkin County, Anna Shelton Black, has published The Healing of Ivy Rose, an historical novella. In 47 pages, Anna, an historian in her own right, tells the real life story of Julia Prudence Steelman McEwen Burcham. Born in 1883 in Wilkes County, by 1916, Julia, the only factual character though the events are based on historical research, eventually made a home for her husband and two sons in the Courtney community of Yadkin County. Rich in cultural details of the era, it is encouraging to know The Healing of Ivy Rose is the first of a trilogy of written works about Julia Burcham. Julia was an herbalist healer renowned for curing cancers and ultimately brought to trial by local doctors for practicing medicine without a license. You can read the results of the two-day trial for yourself! Born and raised in Knoxville and a graduate of Salem College, Anna's first book on quilts was published in 1982. The Healing of Ivy Rose can be purchased at Yadkin Valley Pharmacy, Yadkinville for $12 or by mail: Ann Black, 116 Washington St., Yadkinville, NC 27055 for $16. A portion of proceeds go to the Yadkin County Historical Society.

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off the bookshelf Douglas J. Butler is an independent scholar, practicing physician and avid photographer. It took years for him to, "Travel more than 10,000 miles within the Tarheel State," to capture that "perfect light" and compile his research into a significant bestowal for any Civil War devotee-North Carolina Civil War Monuments, An Illustrated History. Butler divided his book into three sections: Early Commemoration, 1865-1895; Evolving Commemoration, 1896-1918 and Expanding Commemoration, post WWI. There are 109 North Carolina monuments101 are Confederate; eight are Union memorials, all photographed and researched by the author. The first Confederate monument was unveiled in 1868 in Fayetteville's Cross Creek Cemetery. A noble chapter, Women of the Confederacy, recognizes the consequential efforts of Southern women. The first of two memorials was erected on the state Capitol grounds in 1914; the second and final monument honoring Confederate women was dedicated in Wadesboro in 1934. Facts on each monument are fascinating and will keep the book in your hands. North Carolina Civil War Monuments, An Illustrated History by Douglas J. Butler, McFarland, $39.95, 800-253-2187, and all major ebook providers, including library and consumer/retail suppliers.


Nor shall her glory be forgot While Fame her record keeps, Or honor points the hallowed spot Where valor proudly sleeps

by Cindy Martin

Now You See It: A Grace Street Mystery. Could it be magic? In Jane Tesh’s most recent page-turner, Now You See It, the third in her Grace Street Mystery Series, Detective David Randall delves into the world of magic and must do more than pull a rabbit out of his hat in order to solve the mysteries at hand. Still reeling from the tragic death of his daughter, Lindsey, Randall chooses to pour all his energy into locating the lost bracelet of wealthy socialite Sandy Olaf and determining the whereabouts of the missing box once owned by one of the greatest magicians of all time, Harry Houdini. The plot thickens when one of the owners of the box is found murdered, his body locked in a trunk at the local Magic Club. Sprinkled with wit and humor and dabbled with romance, Tesh masterfully and musically weaves a tale of intrigue and suspense as Randall and his occasional sidekick, Camden, work together to bring the villain to light. This riveting read won’t disappoint. Now You See It is available at, as well as Pages and other local bookstores. The purchase price is $24.95. To learn more about Jane Tesh, visit her website at


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Award winning author, Karen Hall of Colfax, grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Carroll County, Virginia where she graduated from high school. Then she studied at Surry Community College in Dobson, John Wesley College and the historic Salem College located in Old Salem. In March 2013, she released Once and Forever: The Story of Mount Airy Granite. For this book she researched the history of the North Carolina Granite Corporation, found in Mount Airy, the men that organized the company and things built with granite like homes, churches and mausoleums. It also mentions some of the master stonecutters. The uses for granite are endless she discovered. It is as beautiful today as it was 100 years ago. After all of this, she still loves researching and talking about Mount Airy Granite to anyone that will listen. Researching is one of Hall’s favorite hobbies. While researching the granite she discovered the most famous mausoleum in the United States, General Ulysses S. Grant’s mausoleum, was carved from Mount Airy Granite. Her fifth book is about another discovery. On August 7, 2013, Karen released her latest non-fiction work called Guilford Courthouse Battleground Monuments. This book covers the revolutionary war battle and the monuments found throughout the battleground (and some not on the battleground). In October, 2013, Hall was awarded the Willie Parker Peace award by the North Carolina Society of Historians for Once and Forever. This award is for a book or project that preserves North Carolina history for future generations. Her books can be found in Mt. Airy at Pages Books, Scenic Gifts on Highway 89 and Walley’s Squad Car tours. Chapters Books and Gifts in Galax, Virginia, Snoopers Mall at Fort Chiswell, Virginia and online at Amazon. Com. Learn more about Karen, find her on Facebook at: Once and Forever

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by Eva Tomko Eva Tomko is an educator teaching fourth grade at West Yadkin Elementary School. She graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a B.B. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Elementary Education from Lees-McRae. She is a member of LMC Alpha Chi Academic Honor Society and lives with husband Ricky, two young children, Meredith, 4 and Nolan, 2. Eva loves to create art, play the piano, garden and just being outdoors.

As we get well into the heart of the school year, students will have to create and present the information that their teachers expect them to have learned. Whether you are in second grade or a college student, sometimes young minds are stumped when trying to find interesting and entertaining ways to not only impress their teachers and peers, but also to show their learning in a creative, new way. As a teacher, I have found some amazing formats that are fun to use and are very effective for presenting depending on the project’s purpose. Here are some fabulous links to those free presentation sites. Animoto This website is very conducive to reading/language arts projects allowing the creator to choose themes, songs, pictures, and captions and following its creation, it plays for the audience like a movie.

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Glogster EDU This site is purposed for online multimedia posters students can create using text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds, data attachments and more. It can be used for anything from book reports to research projects and homework. It’s easy enough that a four-year old could use but professional enough to use for college assignments. Prezi Prezi allows a flow of ideas on a 3-dimensional canvas that leads the audience to more than just a single picture but more of a journey of ideas. It is very visually appealing with tons of options for all ages, including professional adult presentations.

Popplet This online tool is made for students to communicate idea maps and enhance their knowledge management. It would also be great for group projects or brainstorming details for a larger concept or idea. Blabberize A fun way for children to use to show knowledge of anything from book summaries to science research projects. Students digitally record themselves speaking and upload their recordings to any picture to make the picture “talk.” Storybird This presentation tool allows anyone to digitally publish short, art-inspired stories. Not only can the students use gorgeous artwork with their stories and creations, get supportive feedback from other writers, and work in a safe, secure website but they can also use this to enhance their skills in writing and reading comprehension. TimeGlider A timeline software perfect for creating and planning an interactive time map. It could be used for projects such as a novel’s sequence of events, historical timelines, the evolution of specific inventions or even words, or even mapping the events of a summer vacation. It has the capabilities of zooming, detailing, and adding images.

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I hope some of these sites can help enhance your children’s education and imagination. It always helps to make learning fun but also create a sense of pride in our work. I truly feel that the key to a molding a good, well-rounded student is providing them with the opportunity to be successful and proud, confident in their abilities, and thus rewarding them with these intrinsic feelings for a job well done.

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by Tavi Petree

Tavi has a BA in Psychology, MA in Teaching, and is a fourth grade teacher at Poplar Springs Elementary, a Title 1 School, King.

Can you believe the holidays are over and the New Year has begun? Now is a good time to evaluate the school year thus far. One great way to do this is to have parents fill out a survey. will allow you to create your own survey. Some possible questions could be improvements noted in math and reading, homework, and enjoyment in school. After you create your free account, create your survey and then copy the web address and

paste into an email. Parents then fill out the anonymous survey and you can log into your account and analyze the results. This can provide the teacher some time to reflect upon and modify teaching practices. I have implemented a new teaching method in math this year called MATH5—if you are familiar with Daily5 in reading, it is a spinoff of this concept. I feel it is really working in my classroom because it allows me to meet in small groups to teach math concepts. MATH5 is a five day teaching and rotation schedule. It can be adapted to any grade level. On day one, I teach the

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math concept such as multiplication of multi-digit numbers. I teach this as a whole group to introduce the concept. On day two, I continue my whole group teaching of the concept. On day three, we clear up any misconceptions and take a pre-test. The pre-test allows me to group students by area of need and ability on the concept. The final two days are my favorite—students rotate through four stations. Two on the first day and two on the final day. The stations are as follows: M stands for Math Facts. The group will play a game that usually is a review of a concept I have previously taught. I have found many math games on Pinterest and Teachers Pay Teachers, (many free downloads, as well as downloads you can purchase). The next station is A which stands for “at your desk.” The students usually do an activity sheet based on review or the present concept. I include a number of the day sheet which reviews many concepts such as time, money, addition, ordering and comparing numbers, and forms of numbers such as expanded, word and standard form. For example, I might provide the number 1,236. Students will work with this number to figure out answers to math problems. The next station is T which stands for teacher time—students meet with me. We go over any items missed on the pretest and work in our math interactive notebooks. The math interactive notebooks can be found on the Teachers Pay

Teachers website. The notebook is ongoing practice with the standard I am teaching. We usually finish up teacher time with a game or a math app game on the iPad. My final station is H, which stands for Helping Hands. The students have 24 multiple choice questions based on the concept we are studying. The group can work together to answer the questions. When all the cards have been answered, the students get the answer key from me so their answers can be checked. If a group finishes anything early, they can play Bottle Aaps. I purchased round, blank yard sale stickers and wrote a math fact such as 6x7 on the label and placed it on top of the bottle cap. I then wrote the answer, 42 on another label and placed it on the inside of the bottle cap. Students pick a bottle cap, answer it and then flip the bottle cap over to see if their answer is

correct. If it is, they start to make a pyramid of stacked bottle caps. They really like making towers of correctly answered bottle cap questions. There are many different aspects of MATH5. It takes a lot of organization, but is well worth the effort and my students enjoy it. Most importantly, it allows me time with those small groups while the remainder of the class is involved in meaningful activities, not just worksheets at their desks. If you have any further questions, please email me at and I will clarify or answer any questions for you. Here is to the new year and a renewed passion for teaching! ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m


Starting Vegetable Transplants for the Garden by Colleen Church Colleen Church is the County Extension Director and Horticulture Agent for North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Yadkin County. Colleen earned her B.S. and M.S. in Horticulture Science from North Carolina State University. A native of Wilkes County, she lives with her husband and two daughters in Clingman. She enjoys gardening, cooking, crafts and spending time with her family.

Many home gardeners enjoy starting their own seeds to produce transplants for the garden. It is a fun, indoor activity while awaiting spring, and it is a great way to try out new varieties that are not found in local garden centers. Spend some time exploring seed catalogs to discover what is available. There is a new resource from Cornell University, Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners, found at, which may also help. It is a citizen science program where home gardeners rate and provide feedback on their favorite vegetable varieties and how they perform in the garden. To start transplants, the first step is to determine your anticipated garden planting date. For this area, the average last spring frost date is April 20, but this can vary as much as a couple of weeks. Warm season crops, like squash, tomatoes, and melons, are planted after the last spring frost, but keep in mind there are many cool season crops, like carrots, lettuce, and onions, that can be planted in February and March for a spring crop, and again in August and September for a fall crop. With winter protection, many cool season vegetables can be grown all winter long in NC. After picking an anticipated planting date, determine the number of weeks required to produce the transplants to direct the appropriate time to start seeds for each crop. There are many resources available with this information. For NC information, visit the NC Cooperative Extension Urban Horticulture page at Do not start seeds too early. This may produce spindly, weak transplants, especially under the inadequate light levels often found in homes. Cell packs, flats, and small flowerpots can be used, or various types of sturdy food containers can be cleaned, punched with drainage holes, and used for starting seeds. Compressed peat pellets and cubes are also available that can be planted directly into the garden, for plants that do not transplant Ja n ua r y / Fe b rua r y 2 014


well. If reusing old pots or flats, clean and soak them in a 1:10 part solution of household bleach and water for 1 to 2 minutes and rinse. Sterile potting media is critical to reduce losses to damping-off disease. There are many commercial, soilless transplant mixes that contain peat moss, perlite, vermiculite, and usually some fertilizer. These mixes are sterile and free of pathogens, insects, and weeds. Vermiculite alone can be used as a seed starting media, but it contains no nutrients. Seedlings started in vermiculite need regular applications of a water-soluble fertilizer or need to be moved into containers with potting media when the first set of true leaves appear. Before planting seeds, pre-moisten the sterile media, but do not saturate it. Then plant seeds in clean containers with drainage holes at recommended depths. This is usually two to three times the diameter of the seed. Keep the seeds moist and in a warm location until germination. A general recommendation is to keep the air temperature between 60 to 65°F at night and 70 to 75°F during the day for most plants. Spray the media with water in a plastic mister as needed to avoid overwatering, or water in very carefully to avoid washing away media or seeds. Sealing containers in a clear, plastic bag or providing a clear covering that does not touch the surface will help keep the media moist. Always be sure containers have drainage holes to drain off excess water. The media should be moist with some air space, or the seeds may rot. Once seedlings emerge, remove the covering, and place containers in a sunny, south facing window or sunroom. If a bright window is not available, place containers under a fixture containing two, 40 watt, cool white fluorescent bulbs. Remember, inadequate light will produce spindly, weak plants. Check containers daily to make sure the media is moist, but again, do not overwater. The media should feel damp when touched. Within a few days after seedlings emerge, apply a water-soluble fertilizer at half the recommended rate. Continue to use a water-soluble fertilizer, with a formulation such as 20-20-20, as directed on the package about every two weeks. Seedlings that begin to look yellow and thin need a dose of fertilizer. If seedlings are growing too fast and becoming too large, growth can be slowed by watering less often. Our Solar & Wood After seedlings have developed their first true leaves, Renewable Energy transplant those started in flats to individual containers. Hot Water Heating Begin hardening off the transplants by gradually increasing exposure to lower temperatures and increased sunlight outProducts WILL doors two weeks before setting in the garden. This toughens SAVE YOU MONEY the plant tissues to withstand the outdoor environment. Start by placing them on a sheltered porch or another shelMADE IN THE USA Our NEW Downdraft Model tered location during the day and bring them in at night, We make our waterstoves Uses Wood, or with Optional then gradually increase exposure to sunlight and cold. Be in our own factory, allowing Oil & Solar System sure not to let them get caught in a frost. us the option of Qualifies for Solar Storage Tank Tax Credits When selecting the best transplants, the largest and custom building your stove Ask about Solar Tax Credits tallest are not always the best choice. Good quality transplants to your specific needs. will be stocky medium sized plants, with a good green color and healthy root system. They should also be free of insects and diseases and flowers or fruits, as these will place the young plant under stress. Do not allow the transplants to out32nd Anniversary grow their containers and create root bound plants; simply move them up to a larger container to hold until planting. Simple Once the selected planting date arrives and the to Operate, weather forecast is appropriate, set the transplants in the Simple to garden or other suitable location. With a little care and time, Maintain 2649 South Main Street • Mount Airy, NC 27030 the gardener can enjoy harvesting and trying the new vari336-789-4977 eties they selected and maybe even share a few with some friend and neighbors. Happy Gardening! We offer quality repair service on all brands of waterstoves.

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Piedmont Palms One doesn’t normally think of the piedmont as a palm hospitable place but the fact is there are several types that grow quite well in our area. While it certainly is true that most of the thousands of palms found worldwide are denizens of tropical areas there are several that can take our winters in stride. Two shrub type palms that do very well in our gardens are both native to the southeast and one is native to the NC coast. The dwarf palmetto botanically known as Sabal minor is native from Florida up to Cape Hatteras and is a very cold hardy palm that can be grown well north of its native range. It is a beautiful shrub palm that typically tops out at 3 or 4 foot tall though the flower stalks grow much taller and the palm has a 3 to 4 foot spread. The blue green palmate leaves are quite showy throughout the year and can easily add an exotic touch to the landscape. This palm is very tough and easy to grow withstanding drought quite well once established and it will grow in full sun or shade, in other words very adaptable. This palm looks particularly handsome planted in groups of 3 or more and underplanted with something like impatiens or moss roses. It is also exotic looking enough as a stand alone or specimen plant. The blooming stalks which appear in summer on mature plants are adorned with fragrant white flowers and provide lots of nectar for beneficial insects and bees. The blooms are followed by green berries that eventually turn black in the fall and are a favorite food source for many birds. Mockingbirds tend to be especially fond of these fruits. The needle palm or Rhapidophylum hystrix is a larger shrub palm well adapted to our area and is considered the worlds most cold hardy palm. It has been known to survive minus 15°F and has recovered from even lower winter temperatures with minor damage so has no problem growing most anywhere throughout our state. It is native to northern Florida and its native range is as far north as southern SC and as far west as Mississippi. This clumping palm can eventually reach 8 foot tall with a 6 foot spread and is stunning used as a specimen plant. If one has the space it would look great planted in groups as well. While this palm is just as easy to grow as the dwarf palmetto it looks much better planted in mostly shaded areas and will even grow in quite dense shade. It will tolerate growing in full sun but has a much more graceful form when given shade. While the dwarf palmetto has bluish green leaves the needle palm has dark green palmate leaves. The needle palm gets its name from the needles that form on its very short trunk and has been referred to as the porcupine palm because of these. While these are quite sharp there is little danger from these since they are only found on more mature palms and around the base of the palm. In time the leaf canopy will spread out to keep these well hid and out of harms way. The blooms which appear on a very short stalk are not particularly showy and not easily seen. ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

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The next palm we can successfully grow in the piedmont is a true “tree” palm growing to heights of 20-30 foot tall but don’t expect to see this one growing on the beaches of Miami. This is no coconut. The windmill palm botanically known as Trachycarpus fortunei hails from high mountainous areas in China and is no stranger to the cold. It can easily handle zero degrees once established and has recovered with minor damage from temperatures below this. This is the one most will instantly recognize as a palm with its furry rather slim trunk and glossy dark green palmate leaves. In time it will form a very beautiful and lush canopy. This palm will grow in full sun or a shaded area. To my mind it always looks best given at least some shade. The yellowish white blossoms which appear on mature plants in spring will give way to attractive blue black berries in late summer and autumn. Whichever palm you choose to plant keep several points in mind. Containerized palms are best planted in our climate in spring or early summer so they have time to establish before

cold weather sets in. Amend the soil with plenty of organic matter and mulch well to hold in moisture and keep down weeds. I would suggest adding an extra layer of mulch for the first couple of winters till the palm has a very well established root system. The older the palm is the more cold it can take. Palms are generally heavy feeders and will grow best if fertilized 2 or 3 times per year starting in March and adding more a couple months apart. Fertilize should not be added from mid August on until the following year since you want growth to slow down going into winter. While all these palms are quite drought tolerant once established keep them well watered for the quickest growth. Palms will mature much quicker if given adequate water and fertilized. Any one of these palms would make a great specimen plant in the landscape and all would look great planted in groups of 3 or more. Many think planting palms will make ones landscape look like it belongs to Carmen Miranda but this does not have to be the case. Palms blend very well combined with

the more usual dogwood, Camellias, azaleas, and Hydrangeas and can give much needed texture to an otherwise “cookie cutter” landscape. Of course if you like the fantasy island look then palms are a necessity and a landscape can be totally transformed when palms are blended with elephant ears, Cannas, bananas and other large leaved plants. A great mail order source for palms is: Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. 9241 Sauls road Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 772-4794 Another great source though on site sales only (no mail order) Gary’s Nursery 680 Crump Farm road New Bern, NC 28562 (252) 637-6858

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Another year begins. Three hundred and sixty-five days set out in an orderly progression from January to December. A time frame already filled with birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and special events to come. In the past, many people looked to the almanac to guide them through the year ahead and to help them make important decisions about much of daily life. As it turns out, consulting the almanac is an ancient tradition. Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Chinese peoples of the ancient world all created almanacs based on information they collected from the study of the stars, astronomy. They compiled charts with data from their studies and recorded within them annual and seasonal occurrences, weather cycles, and daily events such as times of rising and setting for the sun and moon. Although the meaning of the word “almanac” is disputed, what comes through in its many meanings is a reference to both climate and a calendar. Over time, these charts of information were used to predict the best and worst timing for undertaking all things imaginable. By discerning patterns within the charts, the ancient almanac readers overlaid specific meanings for particular times within the day, week, month, and season throughout the year onto all aspects of daily life. They believed, by looking at the cycles found in the almanac, and comparing those cycles through the years, that it was possible to find—and then to predict—an optimum time for everything under the sun…and the moon…and the stars. During times in history when people depended on farming as a way of life, almanacs were a step towards making agricultural processes seem less random, with perhaps their greatest benefit being an ability to inspire more confidence in the farmers themselves. Almanacs had enjoyed a long usefulness in Europe before settlers arrived in America. After the printing press was invented in the 1400s, they became widespread in the Old World. Soon after the first colonists arrived in America, so did the almanac. In 1639 the first colonial almanac appeared in Massachusetts. Titled “An Almanac for New England for the Year 1639” and published by William Pierce, this early American almanac opened the way for more well-known versions which came later. The most famous of these is Poor Richard’s Almanac started by Benjamin Franklin in 1732. While Poor Richard’s may be the most recognizable, another almanac started in 1725 by Nathaniel Ames set the format that we still use today. Ames’s almanac allowed each month its own page, complete with zodiac signs, weather predictions, holidays, and phases of the moon. This format was adopted by many other almanac publishers, including Robert B. Thomas of the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Since 1792 the Old Farmer’s Almanac has been continuously published, making it America’s oldest almanac in continuous publication. Locally, North Carolina has its own long affiliation with the almanac. Blum’s Almanac, first published in 1828 in what was then called Salem, now Winston-Salem, has been published ever since. Starting the year off with a new almanac is a tradition that continues today, and one that many scholars believe helped to shape the thought and character of Americans. Since its colonial beginnings, the almanac has held a promiya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

Begin Your Year with the Almanac by Leigh Anna Thrower nent place in many homes. Early settlers doubtless greatly appreciated a new almanac during times when reading material was not readily available. Once called “the Bible of the shop and barn”, the almanac was, and still is, full of practical, useful information that is relevant to the present. No matter their names or the year they started, current forms of most almanacs vary little in appearance from those of centuries ago. Full of gardening advice, recipes, household tips, and more, almanacs have something to offer everyone. As in the past, its practicality continues to be balanced by touches of humor, with jokes, stories, and poems tucked into its pages. Even if you’re not a gardener, you can find all kinds of interesting facts, statistics, and things you never knew existed in its pages. This year, if you haven’t already, why not make a new start with an age-old American tradition, and start your year with the almanac? Ja n ua r y / Fe b rua r y 2 014


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SHELBY KING and THE SATTERFIELD HOUSE “She’s working on a building for her Lord.”

By: Cindy Martin Shelby King, a lifelong resident of Mount Airy and owner-operator of Shelby’s Beauty Salon at 238 West Virginia Street, has devoted the past five decades to community service. To Shelby, helping others is like brushing her teeth. Shelby, who lost her own beloved husband, Claude, to cancer thinks it’s normal to sit with a patient at Hospice House or to frequently visit the nursing home, or at a moment’s notice, prepare a meal for a grieving family at the church. Countless persons will attest to her kindness and generosity. Indeed, Shelby is no stranger to hard work and is fearless and steadfast in her efforts to better the community in which she lives. Presently, she and the Sandy Level Community Council are focusing on restoring and refurbishing one of the first African-American homes in the area, the Historic Satterfield House, and converting it into a community center for local residents of all ages. continued on page 112 60

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I'm going to tell you the lovely tale of two brothers and two sisters, a story of long lasting love and strong family bonds. Alvis and Joe Hennings are East Bend brothers. Jane and Annette are sisters raised up the road in Union Cross. Their high school days were the pre-consolidated school days so all four young folks attended East Bend High School. That's where they met, dated, fell in love, married and remained in East Bend to raise their respective families. Both boys were athletic-Joe played basketball and baseball (no football at this time in high school) and Alvis was a cheerleader. Most of their dating was together, too, as they piled into Alvis' 1955 green and white Chevrolet and headed to the East Bend Drive-In, school games and TV on Saturday nights. In the late 50s the couples married. Jane and Alvis married first and short of a year later, the girls swapped dresses-Annette wore the same bridal gown for her wedding as Jane had worn and this time Jane wore the bridesmaid dress. The lovely gown was worn one more time by a younger sister! Jane and Alvis had the first baby, a girl, Karen and then a son, Brock. Annette and Joe had four boys Kevin, Barry, Darren and Britt. To embellish the tale, both sisters became pregnant at the same time for their last child. Joe drove to the hospital to deliver their first child and the very next day drove his sister-in-law, Jane to the same hospital to deliver...imagine the confusion for the hospital staff and the insurance company! The Hennings still laugh about the situation today. With one day difference,

Couples pictured at their weddings below and today are Joe and Annette Hennings on the left and Alvis and Jane Hennings on the right.

the sisters had baby boys, Britt and Brock. The boys were like their parents, they grew up inseparable, more like brothers than cousins even rooming together in college. There are over a dozen grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Lots of memories have been made over those Sunday family dinners. After 56 years of marriage, the Hennings are fortunate to have most of their offspring close by and if not near, at least in North Carolina. The Hennings vacation together, dine out together, even travel as a quartet to visit other family members. The brothers love seafood, they agreed on that immediately though Joe said with a grin, "I refuse to eat anything I can't pronounce!" ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

The sisters are "crafty." They crochet and paint while the brothers like to garden and disperse their crops to neighbors and friends. Note: Jane and Alvis can make mean pear preserves! One thing all do not agree on is camping...Annette doesn't appreciate it as much as Jane. "She's my sister, my sister-in-law and my best friend," said Annette as she clasped Jane in a big bear hug. "But when they camp, she's my sisterin-law!" So goes the story of two brothers and two sisters. The Hennings are happily inseparable, content within themselves, always smiling, reaching out to others with greetings and just as beautiful today as the day they married. Ja n ua r y / Fe b rua r y 2 014


Caroline Francis First, thanks to all who have let us know you read and enjoy the articles we have written about neighbors and friends, whom we feel, have talents that may have not been recognized by others in our areas. We’ve primarily written about folks with musical talents. Talents are precious and should be fully utilized. Some say “so and so was born with a talent” to do a certain thing. I agree that is often the case, but I feel it is how you apply or enhance your talent through further exposure or education brings talent to the surface. We have an obligation to encourage our young and old to think and work “outside their box.” Caroline Francis, daughter of Sue and the late McRay Francis of King, has done just that. After graduating from South Stokes High School and UNCChapel Hill, she found she had an interest in storytelling, and preserving North Carolina cultural treasures. Through hard work, many nights and weekends of scheduling equipment and a willingness to take on any assignment, she developed a skills and knowledge of television production. Her degrees in radio, television and motion picture production helped her to enter the broadcast field at UNC-TV as a Production Assistant. Caroline was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time to take advantage of opportunities and the willingness of others in 62

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the production industry to share their knowledge and experience enhancing her career growth. Over the years as we have watched ongoing series like “North Carolina People” with William Friday, “North Carolina Weekend,” “Our State” and specials ranging from musicals and dramas, to the North Carolina Legislature and election coverage, we would see her name as the credits rolled up the screen. First, as Production Assistant, then Director, then Producer and eventually Executive Producer. Today she is the Director of Development, helping UNC-TV fulfill its mission to produce public television programming for and about North Carolina and its citizens. UNC-TV’s statewide network provides all 100 counties of North Carolina with four channels of programming from PBS and other sources, as well as more than 300 hours annually of original, locally-produced content

with over four million folks taking advantage of these services. UNC-TV’s educational services brings training and educational support to parents, caregivers and children. I hope everyone reading this watches several of their programs on a regular basis. The programs range from food, financial, farming, woodworking, to music. Whether it’s a child’s or adult’s program, you can bet its clean, educational and of local, state or national interest. I guess we have now tied this article back to music because “Song of The Mountains” is one of my favorites. Our VCR is set to record several of their programs each week so my wife and I don’t miss them. I hope you can see why we’ve chosen Caroline Francis as our “Piedmont Pick” for this issue.

caring hearts Giving back a piece of history by Mary Bohlen

Paul and Frances Wooten

Last spring while demonstrating cooking at Whippoorwill Village in Ferguson my friends Paul and Frances Wooten stepped into the cabin where I was working. The Wootens are from East Bend and are die hard Yadkin Valley Living fans. They love getting out in the community and seeing the sites of the Valley and beyond. A real twosome and sweethearts still, they were anxious to see what was baking at the hearth and to also share the news about their latest adventure. They had won a most unusual quilt with an amazing story. Excited to hear the quilt story, I took a break and met Frances and Paul out on the green in front of the Boone Cabin. With pictures in hand they filled me in on their story. On one particular Saturday morning last summer the Wootens headed up to Shatley Springs for a breakfast date. At the Springs there were some ladies raffling off a one of a kind quilt to raise money for the new Museum in Ashe County. The Wootens are history enthusiasts and they liked the quilt, so Frances decided to purchase some tickets to help out. “I never dreamed I would win,” she said. A few weeks later ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

the phone rang and much to her surprise and delight the lovely quilt named “Winding through Ashe” was theirs. With laughter in his voice Paul reported, “I said we'd be there the next morning, so we struck out on another trip to claim the prize.” This was an extraordinary crazy quilt; bright, colorful and full of memories. It was sewn from various kinds of scrap materials donated from people in Ashe County. There was a scrapbook with the quilt. Frances told me each person who gave cloth scraps for the quilt wrote a short story about where the material came from and the history behind it. “One piece was a Boy Scout uniform sleeve; one was denim from a grandpa's overalls. There were scraps from a mother's dress, a husband's work shirt and parts of a hanky. It just touches your heart.” Frances and Paul, proud as peacocks, brought the quilt back to East Bend. They enjoyed the quilt, hung it up, took pictures, studied the design and workmanship. But within a few months, after talking it over with each other, the Wootens came to the conclusion their “Winding through Ashe”

treasure quilt needed to go back home. With a quivering voice Frances mused, “It belongs to the people of Ashe County. All the stories are from there (at the Museum). They can see the handiwork that went into making it. We just knew we had to give it back.” And so they did. The Wootens were giving back a piece of history. All three of us ended up with a little watery eyes. Such a simple story but full of honor and a sense of doing something noble. That kind of character showed in the Frances and Paul. I think maybe they are the real treasures. I'm ready to hear about their next adventure. Staff and volunteers at Museum of Ashe History were very surprised and appreciative of the generous gesture from the Wootens. One volunteer said when you raffle off something you never know what is going to happen to it. The quilt is a personal work of love and history, and the Wootens are very special people to recognize that. The quilt will soon be on display at Museum of Ashe History at the old courthouse in Jefferson and the scrapbook is to be published and sold at the Museum. Ja n ua r y / Fe b rua r y 2 014


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1. Detailed planning is the key—even down to packing for the honeymoon. Start your lists at least a year before the wondrous event.

know your budget, get a printed list of what the venue includes in the rental fee to avoid any disappointments at the last minute.

2. While creating your lists, align help from your family, friends and bridal party members to meet all deadlines.

6. Your caterer— be specific on what foods you want and the quantity, ask for tasting samples, references and a list of what the caterer provides (tablecloths, napkins, etc.)

3. Be a healthy bride—don't wait—be rested, de-stressed, watching what you eat, drinking lots of water and exercising months before the wedding. 4. Outdoor weddings are absolute bliss IF Mother Nature cooperates—she has no preferences so have a back-up plan for rain! 5. Your venue—know what you want,

7. Colors—consider the venue and reception room's color schemes, attendants opinions as well as the season of the event. 8. Keep any cultural traditions of the wedding couple in mind to keep both sides of the family content!

9. Kids in the wedding party are charming and adorable but keep in mind how unpredictable young ones can be and how un-cute that may turnout for your special day. 10. Be bridal party savvy—know who does what—know who gets a gift and what to give! 11. There is only one time to get photos of this special event. Plan in your budget for a professional photographer to help keep these priceless memories forever. 12. Music, an integral part of the wedding event—budget for what you like, have a list of favorite songs ready for the specific parts of the event, ask for references and hire a professional! 13. The cake is still the highlight of any wedding package—have pictures with details of what you want, get tasting samples and ask for color samples to match your scheme. 14. Oh, the dress, so many decisions to make—choose an independent professional—to handle details, assure a good fit, suggest accessories—over a huge store where you are only a number amid the crowd.


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High necklines, called a Sabrina neckline, in sheer or mesh fabrics are showing up everywhere

2014 Bridal Fashion Trends by Kelly Shumate Owner, Bridal Traditions Wedding & Prom Attire

Weddings for 2014 will be all about romance; brides are combining softer looks with neutral monochromatic color palettes and vintage touches. Lace will still be a very prominent factor in wedding gowns this season, but sheer is the key word for 2014 bridal. High necklines, called a Sabrina neckline, in sheer or mesh fabrics are showing up everywhere in both bridal and prom fashion. These necklines can be plain or adorned with lace, beads, and sequins. Cap, sheer mesh, and long lace sleeves are also making a comeback within the new 2014 collections. Not the thickly adorned heavy lace from the past, think a more delicate intricate version.Dramatic sheer, lace, embroidered, and low backs are also prevalent in the upcoming styles. The “Gatsby� look began in 2013 and will continue in a major way throughout 2014. Brides are really going after this look with their accessories and art deco style jewelry. We are seeing more ball gowns this season than in the past few years; the fuller skirts are being paired with minimal details and understated sparkle. I will have to say that I am most happy about the last trend; I do love a ball gown. Bridal Traditions 21 Sparta Road, North Wilkesboro 336.667.5423

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Food is a major part of a wedding and special occasions always present unusual dishes. Most of the time you can meet challenging foods with common-sense. Wedding cake is eaten with a fork, see what I mean? If you cut your own slice of cake, only use your fingers to steady the cake when placing it on your plate. With the strong popularity of cupcakes, well, everyone knows how to eat a cupcake! For Cornish hens or frog legs, use your fork and knife, if at all possible. Remove small bones from your mouth with your fork and deposit them on your plate. Caviar is usually served in a small crystal bowl over ice and accompanied with a spoon and small pieces of crustless toast and garnishes of crumbled hard boiled egg yolks, chopped onions or wedges of lemon. Never take over a teaspoon of caviar or two pieces of toast at one time. Asparagus is usually served with a sauce and is but bite-size with a fork. Watermelon's vibrant color makes if a favorite. Whatever the size, eat with a fork and knife. Pluck seeds out with a spoon and place them on your plate. Large strawberries may be eaten whole by holding the stem. Always eat chops with a fork and knife—keep the meat on the plate at all times. Cut chicken with a fork and knife, one bite at a time. Never gnaw at the bones! Have to leave the table for a moment? Leave your napkin on your chair; when you have finished with your food, place the napkin to the left of your plate. Bon apetite!

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1. Wash hands, stand back, breathe and smile. This can be fun! 2. Remove any ornamentation on the cake knife. 3. A cake knife with a serrated edge is the best choice. The wedge shaped cake server is just that, a server, not a good choice for cutting. Keep a damp, clean cloth to wipe the knife frequently.

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5. Remove any cake hardware, ie. dowel rods, columns, flowers. 6. Slice vertically across the center of the cake, then slice horizontal pieces. Continue slicing remaining half until cake is served. 7. On the next layer, remove anything non-edible; make two vertical slices. Do not make both cuts at the same time.Continue the same process adding to the vertical cuts. Approximate cutting guide: 2/6" layers: 12 servings; 2/8" layers: 22 servings; 2/10" layers: 35 servings; 2/12" layers: 50 servings; 2/14" layers: 80 servings; 2/16" layers: 100 servings.

Wedding Trivia What is the difference between a gift and a present? A gift is something the recipient wants. A present is something the giver wants the recipient to have. What are the meanings of different colors of roses? Red equals love Pink is for friendship Yellow equals respect and White signifies purity.

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What is the origin of the tradition of the groom carrying the bride over the threshold? In ancient times, Romulus, the founder of Rome, sought brides for his bachelor warriors. When the neighboring Sabines refused to give up their daughters, Romulus invited the Sabine families to a feast. On cue, the Roman soldiers abducted the young women. So, from "The Rape of the Sabine Women" comes the symbolic abduction the groom practice today.


What is the significance of wedding cakes, flower girls and rice at weddings? All three are fertility symbols. Why does a bride carry something blue? This custom originates in ancient israel—wearing a blue ribbon signified love, modesty and fidelity. And something new? Something new signifies optimism and hope in the bride's new life. What does it mean when you put a stamp on an envelope upside-down? "I love you." Why was the fourth finger of the hand chosen as the ring finger? Because it was believed that a vein in that finger was connected directly to the heart.

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A scene from the Fashion Show during The Mount Airy Bridal Fair. Looking for ideas to help make your wedding a picture perfect day? Then come enjoy The Mount Airy Bridal Fair on January 25, from 11am to 2pm. Held at the Old North State Winery at 308 North Main Street, the building will be overflowing with vendors offering services and suggestions. You’ll also want to be sure to see the Fashion Show that will include ideas for the entire wedding party. Register now to attend at The event is sponsored by The Mount Airy Downtown Business Association.

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1. Bath and brush so their coat will look its best for photos. 2. On the morning of your wedding day or photoshoot, exercise your pet, hard. Run, play fetch, wrestle, repeat! Most likely, couples have puppies or young dogs with boundless amounts of energy. Giving them a hard workout will help them behave more calmly during the shoot.

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3. The leash, harness and collar will be photographed. And yes, that duct tape holding your leash together will look like duct tape in the photos. Who doesn't love a good excuse to pick out new accessories anyways! 4. Have patience and bring treats! Getting them to sit and stay takes much longer than you think, so always plan extra time. 5. The most important thing to consider, for both the wedding day or an engagement shoot, is to have a pet-sitter. You need someone who can watch them when they aren't in the photos as well as providing food and water.


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Vade Mecum Springs: A Stokes County Treasure by Jenna Slawter Bowman, photos courtesy of Ashley Turner, A Photo by Ashley

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Growing up, I could look out my bedroom window and see Hanging Rock and the Sauratown Mountains. I’ve always felt a sense of security knowing those mountains are there. It’s fitting, that my sister and I would work at Hanging Rock State Park as lifeguards for six summers. Community has always been important to me and Stokes County has so many wonderful things to offer. While working at a State Park I met a lot of interesting people and learned a lot about the nostalgia of Hanging Rock State Park. Every summer numerous camps, including deaf camps, from Camp Sertoma would come swim at the lake and go hiking in the park. I always find myself smiling when I think about the looks on campers faces when they saw the lake for the first time. A rush of summer 4-H memories with my sister and friends flooded back to me as I watched the Camp Sertoma bus pull up at the park. Through activities, like horseback riding, canoeing the Dan River, singing camp songs, learning dances, completing ropes courses, hiking and

swimming at Hanging Rock, with new found friends and old ones, Sertoma found a special place in my heart. It’s also fitting, that years later I would fall in love with a Park Ranger. My last year working as a lifeguard at Hanging Rock in 2008, I met Nick, who is now a Park Ranger at Pilot Mountain State Park. Nick and I were engaged in May after four and a half years of dating. He proposed at Hanging Rock, in front of the lake where we first met. We did not want a long drawn out engagement so we planned to get married in October. Nick and I focused on community when planning our wedding. Stokes County is so important to us so we knew Camp Sertoma would be the perfect place to have our wedding—it’s comfortable, historic, outdoorsy and community based. A few months later on October 12th, our family and friends enjoyed the historic hotel, also known as the Cheshire Hall, rustic camp cabins and hiking trails. Our guests traveled to Camp Sertoma, formally known as Vade Mecum Springs, a mineral springs resort, to celebrate our wedding weekend. Our wedding ceremony was in front of the Chapel on the grounds of Sertoma and our reception was in the barn style recreation hall. Our overnight guests stayed in the old hotel and camp cabins. We even had our rehearsal dinner in the dining hall of the hotel. So many of our guests commented on how they felt as if they had stepped back in time and on the relaxed atmosphere of the camp. While on our honeymoon, Nick and I heard the news that the operation of Camp Sertoma would cease on January 1, 2014 because of economic hardships. Sertoma is a great venue for weddings, class and family reunions and community retreats. Monies raised from these events help fund Sertoma and provide improvements to the facilities. For numerous years, Camp Sertoma has enriched the community, brought people together and educated future generations. I hope to see this beautiful, iconic treasure kept open to the public, camps and educational programs for years to come. ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

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There isn't a bride alive who doesn't want a wedding event that family and guests will find memorable. The initial stage is choosing a strong base to build the event on and that's the venue. Frog Holler Cabins and Wine Tours also hosts wedding events. With 28 acres of picturesque landscapes offering multiple sites to choose from, you have an intimate, outdoorsy, rustic setting. Nestled in the pristine foothills countryside, you have a beautiful barn that is perfect for the reception or the entire event. A covered deck overlooking Big Elkin Creek and open meadows bordering the river and a river bend with a beach present an imaginative backdrop for bridal photographs. Also on the grounds are five exquisite cabins loaded with all the modern furnishings and technology perks ever needed—just right for the couple, family and friends to spend the night. Choose one site or all the sites. Detailed planning is the key and once you decide on your site, Frog Holler offers all that's needed. Event contacts include all-inclusive packages to cover a wedding coordinator, photographer, videographer, tents, tables, chairs, tablecloths, caterers, live music, ceremony officiant, shuttle bus and much more relying on the bride's budget and creativity. A special event at Frog Holler can accommodate up to 70 guests. For more information and to schedule a free consultation and facility tour, call Anna Foster or Teresa Litschke with Frog Holler Cabins and Wine Tours at 336-526-2661.

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YOUR Wedding Cake and a hint of Valentine’s

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As a baker, Christi Pate says her #1 tip is: Listen. Listen to what the bride wants. There are so many options that can be customized for each wedding, in fact that’s how Christi arrived at her bakery’s name–By Design, as everything is design. Speaking of ideas, Christi says, “She has prepared a host of ideas for weddings from trufles to cupcake wedding cakes,” even helping design dessert bars. So there’s another idea, your baker is a professional, as a bride, ask for their ideas and suggestions of things that have been successful in the past. Some of Christi’s other tips are to book your baker EARLY. Then sit down and talk. Help your baker to discover your favorite color and theme. She offers, “Let your cake reflect who you and your groom are.” Christi should know first hand, in addition to years of baking experience, she shared there were 13 different cakes at her wedding! Another great idea–taste testing. Your baker should prepare sample cakes of all the options you are considering. With experience comes developing relationships with other wedding vendors. So Christi is unique in that she can actually offer the service of helping co-ordinate your wedding from florist to venue. Speaking of love and who doesn’t love baked goods at Valentine’s Day, By Design offers Valentine’s Day Cookie Bouquets in 6 and 12 sticks or sugar cookies. How about a Cup Cake Bouquet? Just call the bakery to find out more. They even offer local delivery. Talk about baking in some love! Christi has put her heart shaped baking pan to work with icing that says, “Will you marry me?,” then delivering the package to the unsuspecting bride. Now that’s a perfectly sweet proposal.


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For a Healthy Life Your Guide to Health, Wellness & Fitness In the New Year roughly one in three people resolve to make themselves better in some way. Many people set out to make lifestyle changes like exercising more or eating healthier with the best intentions. But how do you make healthy resolutions that stick? Wellness Directors from local YMCAs weigh in with their best advice. Make a commitment. Where do you start when you’ve decided to make a healthy lifestyle change? The first step is to commit. “Joining a wellness center serves two purposes: you will open the door to finding healthy activities you enjoy and you’ve invested your money and time in your health, which will help you stay accountable,” says Tiffany Boyles, Wellness Director at the Stokes Family YMCA. January is a great time to join the Y. The day you join during the month is what you pay for the joining fee. So on January 1 your joining fee is $1, on the 2nd you pay $2 and so on.

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Don't change everything at once. “Change is hard. Start where you are and make small changes each week,” says Becky Serine, Wellness Director at the Yadkin Family YMCA. “You may not run a marathon before you’ve ever run a lap around the track, but if you start with small goals, you will be surprised how quickly they add up to what you’re trying to accomplish.” Depending on your individual interests, Elliott suggests incorporating changes such as jogging additional laps each week, joining a swim clinic to challenge yourself, or trying a higher intensity group exercise class than you’re used to (being sure to

monitor your heart rate and take breaks as needed). Be specific. “Don’t just say you need to go to the gym more,” says Michael Jones, Wellness Director at the Davie Road Family YMCA. “Schedule time in your calendar for exercise just like you would any other commitment. Make time for a spinning class, set up a time to lift weights with a friend, or schedule an appointment with a personal trainer.” The Y’s new mobile app lets you add group exercise classes directly to your calendar (visit to download). If you need more one-on-one support to reach your goals, personal trainers can help you get the results you need with a personalized approach. Make a plan. Y members receive three free New Member Personal Trainer Sessions when they join. During the sessions you meet with a Wellness Coach to discuss your goals and create a plan to help you accomplish them. “Progress will happen. Creating a plan you can stick to is critical to your success in making a healthy lifestyle change,” says

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Heather Barnes, Wellness Director at the Yadkin Family YMCA. “Without a plan you don’t know where you’re starting from or how you’ll get where you want to go.” Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. Visit to see Y locations across northwest North Carolina and learn more.

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Adults tend to think of whooping cough (pertussis) as a childhood disease; however, more Americans came down with whooping cough in 2012 than in any year since 1955. The immunizations you received as a child do not protect you into adulthood. The usual course of childhood immunizations is five doses between 2 months and 15 years of age. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends a booster for people ages 11 to 64 years, called a Tdap, which also protects against tetanus and diphtheria. It is given by injection usually in the arm or thigh and will provide protection for ten years. Whooping cough (pertussis), tetanus and diphtheria are diseases caused by bacteria. Diphtheria and pertussis are spread from person to person though coughing and sneezing. Tetanus enters the body through cuts, scratches or wounds. Before vaccines were developed, the United States saw as many as 200,000 cases of diphtheria and whooping cough and hundreds of cases of tetanus. Since vaccination began, tetanus and diphtheria have dropped by about 99 percent and pertussis by about 80 percent. Whooping cough causes severe coughing spells, which can cause difficulty breathing, vomiting and disturbed sleep. It can also lead to weight loss, loss of bladder control and rib fractures. Up to two in 100 adolescents and five in 100 adults with pertussis are hospitalized or have complications, which include pneumonia or death. Because the vaccine protects against whooping cough (pertussis), the following people should make sure they are up to date with their Tdap immunization, regardless of age: • Adults who are in contact with infants under 12 months; • New mothers who have never received Tdap; • Health care workers who are in direct contact with patients; • Pregnant women after 20 weeks of pregnancy. With any medicine, including vaccines, there is a chance of side effects. These are usually mild and go away fairly quickly, but serious reactions are also possible. Brief fainting spells can follow a vaccination leading to injuries from falling. Sitting or lying down for about 15 minutes can help prevent this. Tell your doctor if you feel dizzy or light-headed or have vision changes or ringing in the ears after receiving a vaccine. Mild problems that do not interfere with activities after a Tdap vaccination may include pain where the shot was given, redness or swelling where the shot was given, mild fever of at least 100.4 degrees F, headache, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach ache, or chills, body aches, sore joints, rash or swollen glands. These may occur in ten to fifty percent of persons receiving the vaccination. Moderate problems that interfere with activities but did not require medical attention after Tdap vaccination may include pain where the shot was given, redness or swelling where the shot was given, fever of 102 degrees F, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or stomach ache, or swelling of the entire arm where the shot was given. These may occur in one to ten percent of persons receiving the vaccination. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) may be used to treat common, minor side effects of fussiness, soreness and fever after the immunization. A warm damp cloth or a heating pad may also help reduce soreness. Frequently moving or using the arm or leg that has received the injection is recommended and often reduces the soreness. Severe problems in which the person was unable to perform usual activities and required medical attention are rare. These may include swelling, severe pain, bleeding and redness in the arm where the shot was given. A severe allergic reaction could occur after any vaccine;

however it is estimated at less than one occurrence in a million doses. There are people who should not get the Tdap vaccine. You should not get the Tdap vaccine if you have had a severe allergic reaction to the vaccine, have had a severe allergy to any ingredient in the vaccine or went into a coma or had a seizure within seven days after receiving the childhood DTaP vaccine. Talk to your health care provider before getting the Tdap vaccine if you or your child have had epilepsy or another nervous system problem, had severe swelling or pain after receiving any vaccination containing tetanus, diphtheria or pertussis, have had Guillain-Barre syndrome or have a severe allergy to latex. If you or your child has a moderate or severe illness, you can delay Tdap vaccination until the illness is gone. People with a mild illness can usually still receive the vaccination. If you cannot take the pertussis vaccine, you should still receive a vaccine against diphtheria and tetanus (DT for children and Td for adults).

Faiza Rais-Reynolds is with the Blue Ridge Medical Group practicing family medicine in Elkin and Dobson. She received her M.D. degree with highest honors, interned in Tennessee and lives with her husband, David and son, Humza in the Yadkin Valley.

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antioxidants in green tea combined with vitamin C slow the breakdown of the tea’s antioxidants, so they are more readily available for the body to use over a longer period of time which has a greater and better effect on your skin. It works for a longer period of time for you in fighting the aging process. Daily moisturizers with a sun protection factor (SPF) of l5 or higher promises benefits of a firmer, more eventoned and less-lined complexion. It helps your skin to look plump and younger with its continued use by using both summer and winter. Night crèmes and lotions are created to keep the skin moisturized. They boost its overnight-repair function. The formulas include antioxidants and wrinkle-fighting ingredients such as retinol that firms the skin and reduces wrinkles and forehead lines, evens out skin tones and age-sensitive areas around the mouth and nose. Let night créme be the top coat on your skin each night before you go to sleep for best results in defying your age. Eye crèmes are designed specifically to combat the dryness associated with the area of the eyes and targets crow’s feet, fine lines, puffiness, dark circles and sagging lids. It is of utmost importance to keep this delicate area moisturized— one of the first, most noticeable areas to show signs of aging. Anti-aging serums are a blend of vitamins A and E, peptides, antioxidants and botanicals formulated to avert fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and uneven tones. Serums are a stronger and a more potent solution than lotions and crèmes and are usually considered a Repair Product to use in addition to your daily moisturizer or night crèmes. A good rule of thumb to remember is to use the products closest to your skin that you feel your skin needs most,( after cleansing and toning). Let each layer of products you use adhere to your skin and dry before the next product is applied for ultimate results. Body lotions are a scented formula with antioxidants, acai oil, skin-smoothing sugar and softening citrus fruit acids

to moisturize and firm the skin. It evens out the skin tones and provides radiance enhancing properties to provide a rich, but not greasy texture leaving a nice glow. Usually it does not contain sunscreen and can be applied all over the body after baths or showers for great feeling skin. Our hands tell others a lot about our life, so it is very important to use a good hand crème to defy your age. A good hand crème must address roughness, wrinkling, brown spots and moisturize your hands. It usually smells good, makes your hands feel soft, contains antioxidants, peptides and retinoid for great looking hands. If you first use a hand scrub to exfoliate your hands, you can wash your hands three times before our BeautiControl Instant Show of Hands Repair Hand Crème will be washed off. It feels good too and works great! Wrinkle smoothers plump up the skin or fill in creases in your forehead, eyes and mouth; another of the places that might show prominent signs of aging. Chemical peels, also known as facial peels, are infused with glycolic and salicylic acids as well as many exfoliates that sloughs off dead skin cells in order to improve radiance, skin tone, smoothness and also soften the look of fine lines. This will make your skin glow, improve its tone and make your skin look at least l0 years younger. Facial Firmers do just that: they tighten, firm and fill the fine lines and pores of your skin that makes your skin look plumper and diminish the sagging jaw line. They hydrate and firm the skin which leaves it feeling soft and looking younger. Every day and everything we do for ourselves and to our bodies is very important to our health and well-being. It is very important to take care of our skin to defy our actual age for as long as we can. After all, age is just another number. What really matters is how we feel, as well as how we look as we age. If you do not take care of yourself, who will?

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Heartby Jessica Health Owens Wall, MPH Jessica Owens Wall, MPH

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Every February in the United States is American Heart Month. This is due to the fact that heart disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women and is a preventable disease. Awareness and education can help decrease the risk of heart disease and help others manage a condition they have already been diagnosed with. The term ‘heart disease’ refers to a group of conditions. One of the most common conditions is coronary heart disease or coronary artery disease. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), coronary heart disease “occurs when a substance called plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart.” This can lead to issues such as heart attack or heart failure as well as other health conditions. With heart disease being both controllable and preventable, we can learn ways in which to prevent contracting the disease or better manage the condition if already 86

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diagnosed. There are many risk factors associated with heart disease, most of which are every day behaviors. Some risk factors or causes of heart disease include: lack or exercise, poor diet, obesity, smoking, alcohol, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, family history, or having other chronic conditions such as diabetes. Preventing or controlling heart disease is not a simple task and will take determination and commitment. There are many factors to address. Maintain a heart healthy diet of lean meats, high fiber fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Pay attention to your salt intake and check the sodium levels in packaged foods. Make sure to get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise daily. Moderate exercise is something you can do and still carry on a conversation such as walking, gardening, or riding a stationary bicycle. It’s also a good idea to do some strength conditioning like lifting weights. This will help strengthen muscle. If you are a smoker, reach out for help to quit and limit your alcohol usage. It’s always important to know your numbers as well, especially if you have a history of heart disease in your family or other risk factors. Have your blood pressure and cholesterol checked regularly. Other good numbers to know are your body mass index (BMI) and your weight and body fat percentage. Ask your doctor to help you calculate these. Don’t get overwhelmed. These changes cannot all happen overnight and it is important to learn to decrease and manage stress. Find support for the changes you want to make by talking with friends and family or inviting them to join you. And remember to reward yourself. Give yourself credit for positive changes and choose fun activities to get active and help de-stress. It is important for people to be educated about the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. The sooner someone is seen by a medical provider, the more likely they are to survive their event. There are six major signs of heart attack and they include: • Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back • Feeling weak, light headed, or faint • Chest pain or discomfort • Pain or discomfort in arms or shoulder • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing • Others include breaking out in a cold sweat or nausea/vomiting Men and women have similar signs and symptoms of a heart attack, but women are more likely to experience shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting or back or jaw pain. If you think you or someone you know is suffering from a heart attack, call 9-1-1 right away to get assistance. Preventing or controlling heart disease isn’t quick and simple and can’t be fixed with a pill or a procedure. This is a lifestyle that has to be lived and lifestyles changes that have to be made. For more information or help with this, talk with your primary care provider about your own risk factors and the safest way for you to take on better preventing or controlling heart disease.

NEUROPATHY. What Is It & Do I Have It? There is not a one-line definition to “What EXACTLY is neuropathy?” because there are so many different types of neuropathy. You need much more information. In easy to understand terms, nerves carry signals between your brain and receptors located in your skin, muscles, and tissues. This is similar to when you use a pair of jumper-cables to recharge a weak or dead battery so you can start your car. The copper cables are like a nerve that has two metal claws on each end (that you connect to the batteries). The claws are represented by the brain (on one end) and the receptors (in the skin/muscles/tissue) are on the opposite end. There are three parts to this chain and there are MILLIONS of these chains in your body that connect everything to your brain. Depending on where in the chain you are having a problem determines which type of neuropathy you are likely suffering from. Diabetic neuropathy is different from chemo-induced neuropathy which is different from trauma-induced neuropathy, which is different from impingement neuropathy, and so-on and so-on. That is why you do not have to be diabetic to have neuropathy. You have neuropathy…it’s just not “diabetic neuropathy.” The symptoms of

neuropathy also vary. Please understand that PAIN is not always involved with neuropathy. Only certain types of neuropathy have pain. Other types have symptoms like burning or coldness, tingling, “stabbing or jolting” sensations, numbness, weakness, itching, etc. A lot of neuropathies have a combination of many symptoms. All neuropathies respond differently to medications, surgery, or treatments. That explains why two people who have neuropathy respond completely DIFFERENT to the same medications or treatment. THEY HAVE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TYPES OF NEUROPATHY! It is ESSENTIAL for the Physician or Therapist to try narrowing down the exact TYPE of neuropathy you may have to determine the most appropriate medication or treatment for you. Testing and trying different medications are ways Clinicians’ use to determine which type of neuropathy that you may have, which guides their medical intervention. If you’ve seen many different clinicians and still have symptoms, no one has found the RIGHT treatment (you respond to) or you may have given-up on trying to find the right combination due to the time or money involved.

At Complete Rehab, Brett Duffey is an Occupational Therapist who specializes in the treatment of neuropathy and pain. He has treated over 1300 patients with neuropathy in the last seven years. He has a VERY high success rate in dramatically relieving or completely eliminating the aforementioned symptoms because he specializes, in Neuropathy. He UNDERSTANDS neuropathy and how the 3-part chain works and he stays current with all the latest medical breakthroughs and findings. If you are having any abnormal symptoms in your arms, hands, legs, feet, or anywhere else on your body, you likely have some form of neuropathy…EVEN IF YOU HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN DIAGNOSED BY YOUR DOCTOR. There are very few insurance companies that even require a referral from your doctor to go see Brett. He accepts Medicare and is in nearly every other major Provider Network. If you call him, he can tell you what your plan requires and will even give you a free consultation on the phone or meet you in person at Complete Rehab to determine if he can help you. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with neuropathy or not, Brett understands neuropathy, how it works, and how to treat it. You are likely to join his rapidly growing list of satisfied customers, some who have come from as far as Georgia and West Virginia to receive his treatment. Feel free to visit his Website at to learn more or listen to some previous patients’ comments about his treatments. If you are just plain tired of suffering and need help, you owe it to yourself to pick up the phone and give him a call today! He is in Clemmons at Complete Rehab, 6000 Meadowbrook Mall, Suite 22 (beside KMart) and his number is 336-778-0292.

A doctor's referral is no longer required (in most cases...including Medicare) to see a specialist for your pain or discomfort from Neuropathy. All insurances will pay some or all of this treatment. Have you tried medicine after medicine, seen multiple doctors or tried many different things with no relief of your symptoms? Ever had a doctor or loved one tell you "there's nothing more you can do about it. You're just going to have to live with it?" Well, times and medical advancements have changed.

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Stop the Pain Now...for the New Year Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic What is Chiropractic? Chiropractic is based on applying scientific fact to stimulating your body's own remarkable resources. These important self-regulating and self-healing functions are controlled by your brain, spinal cord and nerves. When the nervous system is impaired through illness, injury or stress, it can cause tissues and organs throughout the body to function poorly. Doctors call this degenerative chain reaction the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. It is an underlying cause of many health problems. With chiropractic's hands-on, drug-free health care approach, millions have found a healthier lifestyle through diet, exercise and maintaining proper spinal function.

How Can Chiropractic Help Me? Injury, stress or chronic pain most often are the reason people seek chiropractic care. Because chiropractic treats the underlying causes of these problems rather than just relieving symptoms, your body's natural healing processes work for you. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and help correct interferences to your body's natural state of good health. Today's Doctor of Chiropractic is highly trained in identifying and evaluating fictional problems associated with the spinal column and $ 00 OFF skilled in restoring proper spinal biomechanisms and nerve function. With a program of regular spinal maintenance, many patients recover a degree of health and vigor greater than they enjoyed before their problem occurred.


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Father Living With ALS Maintains Positive Spirit With Support of Family And Hospice & Palliative CareCenter Services Tracy and Susan Easter Although most super heroes are usually found on the big screen, heroes are around us every day. For instance, wouldn’t you consider someone who received a diagnosis of ALS in his mid-30s with honor, dignity and even a little humor to be a hero? That’s what Tracy Easter of Mocksville did when he went to the doctor after a supervisor at work told him he was limping. Unaware of his limp, but very aware of his family history of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), Tracy immediately saw his doctor to discuss his limp and other symptoms. “My doctor said it was probably diabetes, but I felt it wasn’t,” says Tracy, who has lost 15 family members to the disease. In fact, there are five in Tracy’s family battling the disease along with him. “I knew when I was 34 I didn’t have the energy a person my age should have,” he continues. “That’s when my wife, Susan, started taking notes about my health and tracking symptoms. My half-sister contracted ALS at 34 and she had described similar symptoms.” To meet Tracy and his wife, Susan, is to feel remarkably humbled by their acceptance of a disease that will take Tracy’s life prematurely. However, they say they count their blessings, not their days. Diagnosed in May 2008, Tracy has outlived the predicted five-year lifespan. However, his breathing capacity is now at 24% and declining. Despite his immobility and breathing condition, he credits his faith and the dedication of his Hospice & Palliative CareCenter team for making the time he has left with his wife and four children, ages 25, 15, 12 and 11 one of quality. Remarkably, Susan’s niece Aimee Crowe, who became the regional office coordinator for Hospice & Palliative ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m

CareCenter in Mocksville, assisted the Easters on their journey – helping coordinate care and ensuring they had what every patient needs to help manage a disease like Tracy’s. Working with the ALS Clinic at Baptist Hospital, his Hospice care team developed a treatment plan for Tracy, who because ALS is an autoimmune disease, needed to avoid exposure to other illnesses and hospitalizations that might increase his chances of contracting respiratory and other infections. Tracy’s wife, Susan, remains by her husband’s side as a critical part of the care team and has been overwhelmed by the detail and attention the Hospice team provides. “They have been remarkable to respond 24/7 to any change in Tracy’s condition,” adds Susan. “They have not only provided a range of mobility devices and equipment, but they have, through our social worker, helped us explain and comfort our children who are aware of their father’s disease.” “The social worker from Hospice continues to be an important part of my care,” says Tracy, “because I don’t want my children to be afraid of what’s happening, but to accept it so that we can spend the time we have left as a family with joy and happiness.” On New Year’s Day 2013 Tracy’s temperature soared to 103 degrees and he spent a week at Hospice’s Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House. “The minute we arrived it felt like we were being welcomed to a five-star hotel,” says Tracy. “It was not only beautiful; they knew my case and were immediate with the appropriate treatment. The last night of my stay, they brought in cots for my four children so we could stay together.” “I feel accessing Hospice care early has extended my life. Ja n ua r y / Fe b rua r y 2 014


I am confident at this stage of my disease that I’m in the right hands,” continued Tracy. “Although it may seem odd, I was prepared for this diagnosis,” says Tracy, “but I was not prepared for the incredible personal attention and high standard of medical care provided me through Hospice’s care. It’s changed my life and that of my family is so many positive ways.” To learn more about Hospice & Palliative CareCenter – contact the Mocksville office located at 337 Hospital Street. Call 888-876-3663 or visit Hospice & Palliative CareCenter serves a 13-County region (Stanly, Cabarrus, Rowan, Davidson, Davie, Iredell, Guilford, Forsyth, Yadkin, Surry, Stokes, Rockingham, and Wilkes), providing care to help people live everyday fully and comfortably. After his courageous journey with ALS, Tracy Easter passed away peacefully on November 9, 2013 surrounded by his family. Tracy was born on May 24, 1971 in Davie County and was the son of Nancy Overcash Easter Correll of Mocksville and the late Victor Lee Easter. Tracy was educated at Davie High School and worked as a Colorist at Microfibers. He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed working on cars. Tracy loved being with his family. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cooleemee.

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From Dogs & Cats, Rabbits & Chicks, Horses to Fish it’s all about enjoying, caring for, and learning more about our animal family.

Popular “New” Dog Breeds We all acquire dog memories as we grow into adulthood. Some are specific breeds, some of mixed heritage who wander into our yards to adopt us. Boston Terriers and Labrador Retrievers were the dogs of my era. Thinking back even farther, Dr. Marty Becker bemoans the rarity of Irish Setters, Collies, Scottish Terriers, Brittanys and Cocker Spaniels. New breeds abound and I was surprised to note Dr. Becker noted breeds he sees gaining popularity are predominately working dogs—not your usual lap dog or general house pet. Here are the top five "new" breeds to know.

Make plans to attend the 18th Annual Cause for Paws benefit for the Humane Society of Davie County, (HSDC). This event will be held in the loft at WinMock at Kinderton in Advance on Friday, February 21. The public is invited at 6:30p to enjoy a delightful repast, beverages, great music and fellowship.there will be silent auctions, raffles and other opportunities to make contributions to support this wonderful cause in the community. Donations to the Humane Society are tax deductible. Through the efforts of the Humane Society and its supporters, hundreds of loving pets have found forever homes each year. For more information on sponsorships, auction item donations and ticket purchases, call the adoption center at 336-751-5214 or visit the website at Together we can raise the woof on dog and cat rescues in Davie County!


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"The Berger Picard (here's some help with the pronunciation: bareZHAY peeCARR) is an old French herding breed. Now with the Internet and easy access to European breeders, this dog is gaining popularity in the U.S. Think canine star in "Because of Winn-Dixie"—dogs had to be imported from France in 2005 because there were no American breeders. A herding dog—lively, confident, medium sized, with a shaggy, wiry topcoat, a short, dense undercoat for great weatherproofing but rough to the touch. That coat requires at least monthly brushing and an occasional bath. Its color is fawn as well as brindle. The AKC describes it as having an occasional stubbornness but is trainable, a good-natured and loyal companion, a great watchdog, that with training, can make a house pet. The perky and determined Miniature American Shepherd evolved from the mixing of the Australian Shepherd with the Miniature Australian Shepherd. This dog is another energetic yet versatile working dog. A smaller dog, usually not standing more than 18 inches, touted to be very intelligent, willing to please with strong guardian instincts. The double coat is a medium length, may by solid or merled, with or without white. Traditionally the dog has a docked or natural bobtail. A curiosity to see when its eyes are two different colors!

One of the new "hot" breeds is the mediumsized,(not over 50 pounds), Spanish Water Dog, bred for herding and hunting. As hypoallergenic, its curly coat doesn't need brushing, only an annual shearing. Its accepted colors are solid beige, brown and white. The eye color, (though you rarely see them!), can be dark brown, chestnut or hazel depending on the coat color. Know up front this is a loving, loyal, intelligent, very protective of its human family canine that prefers an active daily lifestyle.

You need to be healthy and energetic yourself to welcome the Italian Lagotto Romagnolo into your home. Here is another intelligent working dog that needs plenty of exercise especially swimming and a daily long walk, if you don't want it to find its own time fillers! Classified as a small/medium sized dog usually reaching 35 pounds, it comes in any color between yellow and dark brown. It has a wooly coat, dense and curly but also hypoallergenic. While it sheds little to no hair, it needs to be combed on a regular basis. Characterized as loyal, companionable, keen (used to seek out truffles) and loving, AKC suggests guidance training to socialize with other animals.

The Coton de Tulear is another French breed but much smaller weighing in at 15 pounds. The adorableness of the "puppy" is still present in the adult —with its prominent black nose and gorgeous silky coat of white and black, white and tri-colored and solid white. That fantasy coat doesn't shed on your furniture and clothes but does come out and requires only daily grooming to avoid knotting. One or two baths a year is sufficient because there is little doggy odor. The Coton is a very playful, sociable dog needing to be in your presence and that's good with its life span of up to 19 years. Great with kids and other animals, its personality equals a Lab. Very pricey, a puppy may have a tag of $3,500.

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off the bookshelf The subtitle for Think Like a Horse by Cherry Hill, is The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do. Having horses for several decades guarantees any equine owner will pick up lots of tips through personal and often frustrating or painful experiences, as I did. Hill takes guessing and experimenting away for this book is written from the horse's perspective—a creature of habit, a naturally gregarious animal of herd security complete with a brain instinctively in the flight and survival mode from a lifetime of being a victim of prey. Hill, a well known name in equine circles, starts her 10-chapter book with Becoming a Horse. "A horse is a horse, not a human or a pet," says Hill. She believes to become part horse, you must have a deep love, respect and admiration for horses. She covers equine communication, body language, care guides, feeding, grooming tools and PMS (Persnickety Mare Syndrome). With lots of hands-on time, you can develop horse sense, savvy, feel and timing for the life you are sharing. "The best reason to think like a horse and become part horse is that your actions will help preserve your horse's spirit," says Hill, "After all, that is what attracted us to horses in the first place." The price is $19.95 from Storey Publishing. "Pets don't care how old you are, what you look like or if you can't remember how to tie your shoes," says Kathy Richards, RN, PhD in The Healing Power of Pets by Dr. Marty Becker with Danelle Morton. This book is not a "new kid" on the shelf but for over a decade has opened many people's eyes and sensitivities to a perfect healing remedy—harnessing the amazing ability of pets to make and keep people happy and healthy according to Dr. Becker. Within its pages you'll find personal stories of pets and their owners, tips on choosing the appropriate animal for a pet prescription, tests to grade your people-pet bond and a step-by-step guide to teach pet lovers how to deepen their relationships. The Healing Power of Pets is an intriguing concept we can all share tales about. Becker includes nationally organized animal resources and an indepth bibliography. "Regardless of age or gender, pet companions can lavish healing gifts on a human family through the unconditional love of a loyal animal," says Dr. Becker. "Our pets health, happiness and longevity is our priority." Since The Healing Power of Pets is not a new book, you may have better luck finding a copy on Its original price was $22.95; Hyperion is the publisher.

send your dog/cat/horse pet photo to: Tuck calls Lewisville home and he’s full of boundless puppy energy and a little upholstery.

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Right: Phillip and Jean’s traveling pal, Barclay!

Above: Sunny says, “Gracie is quite the model and loves for her Mom to take her picture... or at least the treats that follow!

Left: Lacie, 8 year old daughter of Ginnie and Sid, with her 10 year old mare, Grace. They simply adore each other! Below: Chandler and Kailub share a photo of Tucker at a GNCC race, ready to ride!

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Top: “This is my chair!”says Vivian’s 13 year old and 17.5lb traveling buddy. Below: Ellie and Molly at Hanging Rock State Park, puppies belonging to Robert G. Burchette III, grandson of Henry F. Shore of Boonville. Photo by Larissa Rimevicius, granddaughter of Henry Shore.

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Gas Chamber Terminated submitted by Amber Herman Amber Herman lives in Alexander County. She is an animal lover and was thrilled when her county's animal shelter got rid of its gas chamber. This is her story. We send best wishes to Alexander County on its accomplishment. Check out its website for a wide variety of dogs and cats in need of a home: or 828-632-1199. In an effort to provide more humane treatment of animals and to make improvements to the facility, The Alexander County Animal Shelter removed and destroyed its carbon monoxide gas chamber in October. for its efforts, the local animal shelter will receive a $10,000 grant from the Humane Society of the United States, (HSUS). Unfortunately, all animal shelters receive animals that are seriously ill, injured or are dangerous for which euthanasia is the only option available. 96

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Formerly, the gas chamber would have been utilized in these circumstances, but now staff will trained to use the most humane method of euthanasia, which is chemical injection. "The Alexander County Animal Shelter is working hard to get adoptable animals into safe rescues and loving homes," stated Kim Alboum, NC director for the HSUS. "I'm excited about all of the positive changes taking place." James "Burkie" Jennings, Chairman of the Alexander County Board of Commissioners, also expressed his enthusiasm about the shelter and its future. "With the elimination of the gas chamber, we feel we are projecting a more positive image. We depend on

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Grooming Matters If you read last issue’s article about how to prevent aching backs, I must admit to leaving out one very important detail. That detail was about what to do to your horse BEFORE you put the saddle and other stuff on his back. Most people think that grooming is just to make your horse (or dog) look pretty. But there is more to grooming than just improving looks. For those of you who have been long time readers of Yadkin Valley Living, you may remember an article on grooming for pets. In that article, I mentioned a cocker spaniel who lost her leg when wet, frozen matted hair wrapped around her leg causing loss of circulation and gangrene. Well perhaps that kind of thing would not be seen in a horse (although some of the draft breeds with “feathering” above their feet could conceivably develop such a condition) but there are certainly other problems (including achy backs) that can be caused by poor grooming. Have you ever had a pebble in your shoe? What about a big clod of dirt? If so, you can probably imagine how it might feel to have a clump of dirt underneath a saddle pad


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with a saddle and a rider sitting on top of it. Dirt under the saddle pad, or under the girth, adds to the friction that normally exists between the horse’s skin and the pad and weight above it. It should be obvious that all big dirt clods should be removed prior to saddling your horse. If you think about it, even small amounts of dust may matter. Of course, you are not going to bathe your horse every time you saddle him. But you can be as diligent as possible in brushing out dirt and sweat from the hair coat that can create areas of friction under the pad. Friction between horse and tack can occur not only from a dirty horse, but also from dirty tack. If you have ever had to treat a girth sore, you know how difficult it can be to get one to heal. It takes time out of the girth and any of several ointments or salves. (Anti-inflammatory medications such as phenylbutazone (“bute”) or flunixin (“Banamine”) are also often helpful) Time out of the girth for your horse means time out of the saddle for you. If you ride every weekend, either for pleasure or for conditioning or training your horse,

this time lost can be downright disagreeable. No matter which type of girth you use, the number one requirement is that it be clean. This means that sweat and dirt should be washed off of it, ideally after every ride. If your rides are usually short enough that your horse does not work up much of a sweat, you might get by with less frequent washing. Dirty saddle pads can also be a problem. Light weight pads are easily washed in your washing machine at home. Heavier pads often require a commercial washer. One trick is to use a lighter pad under the thick pad so that most of the sweat and dirt gets deposited on the under pad that is easier to clean. An easy trick to use on thick pads is a rubber curry comb to loosen up dried sweat and dirt. This is not a complete substitute for a thorough cleaning but it may lengthen the time between complete washings. When preparing your horse for work, don’t forget to check his feet. I know that this is something that everyone is taught but I see it often forgotten or ignored. Picking the feet out is not just about cleaning out mud which will rapidly be replaced. It is about looking at the foot to see if there is anything caught in the foot that could be a problem, checking the shoes to make sure they are on and firmly attached to the foot and cleaning the foot of any debri that could create an area of friction under the boot if boots are to be worn. When picking out feet before a ride, I once found a barb from a barb wire fence, have found rocks on numerous occasions, and have found loose shoes that need attention. That is just on horses that I have personally ridden. If I add things I have found in feet of horses that I have treated, you can add glass shards, nails, and pieces of wire. It is like so many other things, if you don’t look, you won’t find. So before you saddle up, every time you saddle up, spend a few minutes grooming your horse. Grooming often has a calming effect on your horse and can get him in the right mood for work. It also helps to prevent problems that can arise from friction between your horse’s skin and your tack. Also, make sure that your tack is clean before it hits your horse’s skin. Just like making sure that your tack fits and your accessories are positioned properly and carrying an even load, grooming helps make riding your horse more enjoyable for your horse. I’m sure if you asked your horse, he would agree, grooming matters.

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Winter Reds Winter is definitely here and to enliven the season, it's the perfect time for a weekend getaway to the Yadkin Valley wine country. The Fifth Annual Yadkin Winter Reds wine event will be held January 25 and 26 and February 22 and 23. Enjoy two weekends of wonderful wine and food. The events are sponsored by the Town of Yadkinville and Yadkin County Tourism Development Authorities. It’s a great opportunity to visit the scenic landscape of Yadkin County wineries and taste the excellent wines being produced there. The ticket price is $20 per person per weekend. Each ticketholder will be assigned to a starting winery where they will receive their souvenir wine glass and a map. The ticket is good for both days on the selected weekend, one visit per winery. Wineries for January are Brandon Hills Vineyard, Dobbins Creek Vineyard, Hanover Park Vineyard, Laurel Gray Vineyard, Shadow Springs Vineyard, Windsor Run Cellars and Yadkin Valley Wine Company. For the February weekend you will visit Allison Oaks Vineyards, Cellar 4201, Divine Llama Vineyards, Flint Hill Vineyards, RagApple Lassie Vineyards and Sanders Ridge Vineyards If you wish to partake of the Friday evening winery dinner, you can feast on a seven course meal at 7:00p on January 24 and February 21. The cost is $65 per person. A wine from each vineyard will be paired with a course during the specific weekend. Also during your visit enjoy a movie at the Willingham Theater in the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center on Saturday evening. Each film begins at 7:00 and admission is free. Donations accepted. Light refreshments and wine will be served before each movie. January's film will be "Sideways" about two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment as they embark on a week long road trip through California's wine country. For February see "Somm," a documentary about four sommeliers attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world. Only a limited number of tickets are sold for each weekend so hurry and get your tickets now at the Yadkin County Visitors Center in Yadkinville, online at or by phone 1-877-4YADKIN. Lodging packages will be available for both weekends. 100

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Danbury An opening reception is planned for Friday, January 10 at 5:30p in the Apple Gallery in Danbury to recognize the plein air artwork of the Triad Outdoors Painters with members residing in Stokes County, Archdale, Mocksville Boone and southern Virginia. The exhibit remains for the month of January. For more information call Sharon at the Stokes County Arts Council: 336-593-8159.



Mount Airy Museum of Regional History Mount Airy 7:00p to 8:30p In the Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Surry Countians Continuing the Dream Free admission, donations accepted. Contact Amy Snyder: 336-786-4478.

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John Cowan Band South Stokes High School Auditorium Walnut Cove 3:30p To benefit Stokes County Arts Council advance tickets/$20; $25 at the door; $18/SCAC members, kids 12 & under

February 7 through June 1 "American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keefe to Rockwell" exhibit opens at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art Winston-Salem

Continues Through January 25 Native American Exhibits at Wake Forest’s Museum of Anthropology/Delta Arts Center Winston-Salem This exhibition combines two independent but related exhibits: “Creating Quilts and Crafts of the Lakota” is organized by the Heritage Center at the Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota and the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania. “Contemporary Creations: Arts and Crafts (from 1982 to 1992) by Lakota Artists” is organized by C-H Jacobson Production AB in Stockholm, Sweden. Enjoy 20 eye-dazzling quilts and more than 32 items of apparel and dance regalia, made in the traditional 20th century style by Lakota artisans. The exhibits are shared 50/50 between the MOA and the Delta Arts Center (also in W-S). The public is welcome and admission is free.

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The 53 paintings and four sculptures offer a wide range of artists, subject matter and style. The exhibit is included in the cost of general admission to the museum. Admission is $14 for adults, free for students, children and members of the museum. Group tours of eight or more adults scheduled in advance/$12 per person. Exclusive overnight packages will be available on the museum's website. For more information, please visit or 336-758-5150.

Arboretum and Gardens at Tanglewood Park Seminars for 2014

Spring 2014 Classic Movie Series All classic film showings by the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center are on Saturdays at 1:00p. Admission for the film series is free in the Willingham Theatre in Downtown Yadkinville. Call 336-679-2941 for more information. January 11 “Some Like It Hot,” 1959 Two musicians witness a mob hit & flee in an all female band disguised as women. February 22 “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” 1969 Western bank and train robbers escape to Bolivia when the law gets too close. March 8 “From Russia With Love,” 1969 James Bond retrieves a Soviet encryption device stolen by SPECTRE. April 19 “The Ten Commandments” Moses learns of his heritage as a Hebrew and his mission as the deliverer of his people.



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The NC Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center, is offering free seminars, all at 11:00a. For queries, call Kitrinka Gordon, 336-703-2850 or January 15/Plant Propagation with Sherry Sunday, Arboretum Office February 19/Winter Interest in the Landscape with John Newman, Arboretum Office March 19/Nuisance Wildlife In and Around the Garden with Scott McNeely, in the Arboretum Office

WHAT’S IN in March/April 2014 It’s our annual tribute to Spring Home and Garden. We’re growing, mowing and gardening! It’s also one of our most popular issues of the year… Music and Musicians our 10th annual version And you just know we’ve got some good things to eat coming fresh out of the oven. Plus all our regular features are included from What Is That?, to collections and homestyles. As always, from cover to cover, every page will feature good people, places and discoveries.

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Carol as Rosie the Riveter.”

“We Can Do It!” Collecting, Preserving, and Performing the Legacy of Rosie the Riveter

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The image of Rosie the Riveter is one of the most widely recognized, reproduced, and beloved icons associated with WWII. In both the original painting by Norman Rockwell and in the more popular Westinghouse “We Can Do It” poster, Rosie is a resplendent symbol of the strength, resilience, and patriotism of millions of women who served our country during WWII. Whether rolling bandages, making ammunitions, or welding airplanes, a “Rosie” knew how to get the job done. These extraordinary women were determined to meet the challenges of war by providing for their families and supporting their country.

The joy of A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting a lady, named Carol, who collects Rosie the Riveter memorabilia and performs a one-woman show that shares the real life stories of the women Rosie symbolizes. Carol is an educator who lives in Georgia and travels throughout the region to perform. “I never set out to build a Rosie collection,” recalls Carol. “It just happened!” Carol’s collection began with gifts from friends and audience members. “Well over half of my collection has been given to me by family, friends, and groups for whom I have performed.” “My first Rosie item was the iconic “We Can Do It” poster, a gift from a WWII veteran,” said Carol. This poster has become an important part of her one-woman show. “After performing at an airfield for a group of veterans, one of the men insisted on giving me a plastic bag of rivets so that I could show kids what a rivet looks like.” Another prized item in the collection is an original Production E pin, which was a reward given for excellence in production of war materials. In the song “Rosie the Riveter,” a 1942 hit, one of the verses says, “When they gave her a Production E, she was as proud as a girl could be.” Thanks to a thoughtful gift from her brother and sister in law, Carol now proudly wears her own Production E each time she performs that song. In the same way that Rosie the Riveter is a collective identity for women who share a common bond, Carol’s collection has become a treasure trove of items that carry memories, personal stories, and one of a kind experiences. Carol says that although her collection does not hold significant monetary value, its worth is immeasurable. “The items I place the most value on are the stories of the real Rosies and the veterans I have met. The memories they have shared with me are precious and validate the importance of my work as a storyteller. These stories have been entrusted to me to share ya d ki n va l l e y l iv i n g . co m


with others. It doesn’t get any more valuable than that!” When asked about the most poignant lesson she has learned while portraying Rosie, Carol recalls the bravery and devotion of the women she represents. “These women didn’t think they were doing anything extraordinary,” Carol shares. “They took jobs because it was what they were supposed to do; it was what they could do to aid our country at war.” “I am very proud to portray Rosie the Riveter,” Carol went on to say. “ Each time I perform, my hope is that I’m reminding some dear lady of her own wartime experiences and letting her know how grateful our nation is that she worked as she did”

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In the last issue The item pictured in the November/December issue was a hand held fan. This fan brought back memories for John W. Martin, Davidson, who has a Dental Scotch Snuff fan in a shadow box hanging on his office wall. Jessie A. Smith, Hays, recalled the advertising fans were also handed out by funeral homes. Both Lynn Brown, Yadkinville and Mabel White, King, knew fans like these were used in the 30s in churches and other places "...used before air conditioning to keep cool," said Freeda Doby of Dobson. Nancy J. Jackson, Pilot Mountain, remembers hand fans with religious topics as well as advertising. The first correct guess drawn and winner of $100 is Thomas Chipman, Winston-Salem; Don Sloan and Robin M. Godwin, of Winston-Salem, will receive $10 gift certificates to Yadkin Valley General Store in Downtown Elkin. Readers tell us these fans were used by everyone in gathering places before air-conditioning became the norm—talk about man-power! I understand, too, hand fans have become quite the popular collectible.


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Are You Prepared for the Unexpected? When you’re working to achieve your financial objectives, you will encounter obstacles. Some of these can be anticipated — for example, you won’t be able to invest as much as you want for retirement because you have to pay for your mortgage. Other challenges can’t be easily anticipated, but you can still plan for them — and you should. Obviously, the word “unexpected,” by definition, implies an unlimited number of possibilities. However, at different stages of your life, you may want to watch for some “expected” unexpected developments. For example, during your working years, be prepared for the following: Emergency expenses — If you needed a major car or home repair, could you handle it? What about a temporary job loss? These events are costly — especially if you are forced to dip into your long-term investments to pay for them. To help guard against these threats, try to build an emergency fund containing six to 12 months’ worth of living expenses, held in a liquid, lowrisk account. Investment risk and market volatility — Extreme price swings are unpredictable, and they can affect your investment success. To defend yourself against wild gyrations in the market, build a 108

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diversified portfolio containing quality investments. While diversification, by itself, can’t protect against loss or guarantee profits, it can help reduce the effect of volatility on your portfolio. And here’s one more thing you can do to cope with the ups and downs of investing: Maintain a long-term perspective. By doing so, you won’t be tempted to overreact to short-term downturns. Long-term disability — One-third of all people between the ages of 30 and 64 will become disabled at some point, according to the Health Insurance Association of America. Disabilities can be economically devastating. As part of your benefits package, your employer may offer some disability insurance, but you may need to supplement it with private coverage. Premature death — None of us can really predict our longevity. If something happens to you, would your family be able to stay in your home? Could your children still attend college? To protect these goals, you need adequate life insurance. As you approach retirement, and during your retirement years, you may want to focus on these challenges: Living longer than expected — You probably don’t think that “living longer than expected” is necessarily a bad thing. However, a longer-than-antici-

pated life span also carries with it the risk of outliving your money. Consequently, you may want to consider investment solutions that can provide you with an income stream that you can’t outlive. Also, you’ll need to be careful about how much you withdraw each year from your various retirement and investment accounts. Need for long-term care — If you had to stay a few years in a nursing home, the cost could mount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. These expenses could jeopardize your financial security, so you’ll need to protect yourself. You could “self-insure,” but as that would be extremely costly, you may want to “transfer the risk” to an insurance company. A financial professional can help explain your choices. None of us can foresee all the events in our lives. But in your role as an investor, you can at least take positive steps to prepare for the unexpected — and those steps should lead you in the right direction as you move toward your important goals. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. See page 4 in this issue for the location of an Edward Jones Office near you.

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by Rose Speece Enrolled Agent

The North Carolina General Assembly recently enacted House Bill 998 which becomes effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2014. Under the new law, all taxpayers will pay a lower rate and be granted a higher standard deduction. Taxpayers may no longer claim a personal exemption for themselves, their spouses, children, or any other qualifying dependents. Additionally, many deductions and tax credits that impact North Carolina withholding tax are no longer available for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2014. Every employer must have all employees provide a new Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, either Form NC-4EZ or Form NC-4. The new form must be completed and provided to the employer so that correct amount of State income tax is withheld for any payment periods beginning on or after January 1, 2014. Likewise, all recipients of pension or annuity payments must complete and provide to their payer a Form NC4P in order to withhold the correct amount of State income tax for any pension or annuity on or after January 1, 2014.

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the actual occurrence of identity theft. You will be required to submit ALL five of the following forms of documentation, along with an explanation letter detailing your identity theft issue: 1. A copy of a valid Federal or State issued photo identification such as: State driver’s license or State identification card Passport U.S. Military ID card 2. A copy of your social security card 3. Copies of all wage and tax statements issued to you during the year(s) in dispute

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SHELBY KING and THE SATTERFIELD HOUSE She and the Community Council are continually striving to raise funds, so their dream of establishing the Sandy Level Community Center will become a reality. They have yard sales, fish fries and set up a stand every year to sell collard green sandwiches at the Autumn Leaves Festival in Mount Airy. Already Shelby and those working the local police station in hopes of establishing a substation there to encourage the young people to remain drug free and make the community a safer place. The commercial kitchen they plan to install will allow them to prepare meals for the homeless and the needy. There will be special services available for the elderly and an after-school program for the youth. The center will be a gathering place for meetings and social events. The possibilities are endless. Shelby emphasizes that everyone will be welcome, “We will serve all of Mount Airy and the surrounding areas. No one will be turned away.” She also wanted to express her sincere thanks and appreciation to all those organizations and individuals who have volunteered their services, made cash donations and worked with them on this life-changing endeavor. “We just want them to know how much this means to us and all the people in Mount Airy,” she added tearfully. In the past, Shelby and others have written grants and sought donations from various sources. Tirelessly, they forge ahead, “paying as they go” on improvements to the Satterfield House. Although this has been a twenty year process and the council still has far to go to achieve their goal, Shelby has kept the faith, “I’ve turned it over to God,” she said smiling confidently. “I know it will be completed in His time.” To learn more about the Sandy Level Community Center, visit the site, volunteer, or make a tax-deductible contribution to their cause, contact Shelby at 336-786-7289. 112

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Do Pets Go To Heaven? In a recent dream I was lying on a couch in the living room of the house where I lived as a child. A small, chocolate colored dog was sleeping peacefully near my head. He was warm and cuddly and the love that radiated from him was soothing. I awoke with a feeling of tranquility and immediately sensed that the dog in my dream was Brownie, my beloved childhood pet. Pleasant memories of Brownie and me seized my thoughts for days. I remembered the love I had for him and how, as an only child, he became my playmate. He obliged my fantasies by allowing me to dress him in doll’s clothes and hold him in my arms like a baby. He ran with me and jumped on me and my heart broke into a million pieces when he met his fate on the dusty dirt road in front of our house one day. He was just another dog that should have stayed out of the road to passersby. But I knew I’d lost a best friend. It was not until I heard Dr. Jack Van Impe advertise his video “Animals In Heaven?” that I entertained the possibility of pets going to heaven. Could I see Brownie, and many of my numerous pets, when I get to heaven? Several wellknown theologians think so. Going back to Genesis, we know that the Garden of Eden was created as a perfect place for the animals and first family to live in harmony. Can’t you imagine the fun it must have been for Adam to name all those animals? I figure the animals were all vegetarians without the need to prey on another animal for food. But after sin entered the Garden, everything changed. The Bible makes references that would lead one to think that animals have a presence in heaven. The last book in the Bible pictures saints accompanying Jesus on horses. In 1903, E. D. Buckner wrote a book titled “The Immortality of Animals.” Bucker’s philosophy is that all substances in nature are eternal—the body changes its form at death but the soul, or mind, is immortal and returns to God who gave it. This raises the question: Do animals have souls? Clearly, the human soul is separate from the human spirit, which has to be redeemed by the blood of Jesus before entrance into God’s presence at death. The body returns to dust and the soul (mind, seat of emotions) and spirit (referred to as the heart of man, the place where God takes up his abode and makes us new creations) go to heaven. So it seems logical to assume that animals have a soul, because they certainly possess individual personalities. Whether or not God chooses to resurrect animals on the day that “the dead in Christ shall rise” is not clear. But we certainly have proof that we’ll be blessed with animals to interact with during the 1,000 years when we return to Earth and Jesus sets up his Kingdom. Isaiah 11:6-8 depicts the wolf dwelling with the lamb and little children leading them. I still don’t have proof that I’ll see Brownie in the afterlife, but I’m wondering if we won’t have to account for how we treat all of God’s creatures? In the preface of his book written over a hundred years ago Buckner writes: “I offer this book to the world with the prayer that God in his infinite goodness and mercy may put it into the hearts of mankind to be more kind and merciful to all creatures.” And I say, “Amen,” to that! Quote from E.D. Buckner’s “The Immortality of Animals”, pg. 15 To obtain Jack Van Impe’s video “Animals in Heaven” go to 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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YVL January/February 2014 issue  

Lifestyle magazine for North Carolina's Yadkin Valley Wine Region.

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