Habitat for Humanity: Celebrating 35 Years in Forsyth County

BY JEN OLENICZAK BROWN Have you ever wanted and dreamed of something so much but it seemed just out of reach? Maybe you’ve gotten so incredibly close to achieving it, only for it to fall apart in the last moments. This happened to Gena Fisher and her dream of homeownership – only she got it, […]

Voices Changing Communities: D’Walla Simmons-Burke is Lifting Every Voice

*Check out YouTube at the end of post! Voices Changing Communities: D’Walla Simmons-Burke is Lifting Every Voice If you ask D’Walla Simmons-Burke to talk about her story and impressive list of accomplishments, she immediately brags on her students, instead. Maestra Simmons-Burke is the Director of Choral and Vocal Studies for the Department of Music at […]

Brooke Notes

“I can’t believe it’s already October! Literally feels like it was March just sixteen years ago!” One of our writers shared this recently and it made me laugh out loud! Does this resonate with you?! Some days I feel that the year has flown by, while other days it feels like 2020 has lasted for […]

Rosey’s Review:  Ryan’s Restaurant

BY ROSEY Ryan’s Restaurant 719 Coliseum Drive • Winston-Salem 336.724.6132 • RyansRestaurant.com Ryan’s Restaurant has been a Winston-Salem tradition for over 40 years.  It’s a place where people go to celebrate special occasions or milestones.  Or meet up with friends because it’s Tuesday.  Frankly, Ryan’s is always a great idea!  Their service is second to […]

Her Sound Stuck!

HER SOUND STUCK! BY DR. DEBBIE LANIER Have you ever witnessed the sun peeking bashfully out from the night until it finally rises to dance upon the ocean waters? Words fall flat as I try to convey the experience. But if you ever witness the splendor of a sunrise by the sea, words seem unnecessary. […]

What’s For Dinner?

BY LAUREN SEPHTON After an exhausting day, you may find yourself dreading that extra time to cook dinner. Instead, try playing your favorite song to dance along to as you turn those thoughts into an exciting 30 minutes or less in the kitchen preparing a satisfying meal to share with your family or friends. Italian […]

A Bright Moment: Strawberry Oat Flour Waffles

Strawberry Oat Flour Waffles BY LAUREN SEPHTON Hi! I’m Lauren. I’m a college student, freelance writer, and foodie. From running around as a child with the native tribes of Panama to down-home cooking in Tuscany, Italy, my recipes will give you a taste of the world. My favorite part is seeing the smile that home-cooked […]

A Barking Good Time: The 2020 Forsyth Humane Society Furr Ball  

A Barking Good Time: The 2020 Forsyth Humane Society Furr Ball BY TARYN JEREZ Register at  https://one.bidpal.net/furrball2020/welcome It’s not every day you get to attend a ball with your pets by your side! Whether you decide to dust off your finest formal wear or don your most comfy sweatpants, the Forsyth Humane Society invites you […]

Setting Financial Goals

Setting Financial Goals Al Seymour, ChFC®, CLU®, CRPC®, CASL®, AEP®, CAP® Wealth Manager When we talk about setting goals, we are most often referring to comprehensive financial planning versus investment planning, which is about where to invest money and how should the portfolio be allocated. One of the big questions is how do you set […]

In the Spotlight

BY JEN OLENICZAK BROWN Crissy Faison What makes you YOU? In a matter of weeks, multiple people have told me that they have NEVER met a person like me before. They have reiterated that I am the one and only Crissy. I laugh every time because I know I probably said or did something hilarious […]

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