Lessons from Dad: Remembering a Life Well-Lived

By CAROLYN S. PETERSON with KELLEY CARNALL We’ve all heard at one time or another that, ‘Anyone can be a father, but it takes a special man to be a dad.’ Being a dad encompasses so many things in life, and we may not realize that until the day we say good-bye. A dad is […]

COVER STORY Homestead Hills: Live Long, Live Well

PHOTOS BY JEJ PHOTOS   A large portion of the 55 and over population are selling their homes at an incredible pace and transitioning to active adult or independent living retirement communities. A desire to live their best retirement, spurred by 2020 and 2021 circumstances, had many re-evaluating their futures, in addition to feverish real […]

Fashion for the Forsyth Woman: Blue Jean Boutique

BY ERIKA TAYLOR, @TAYLORINGSTYLE Get in y’all – this month we’re kicking off summer with some shopping at Blue Jean Boutique. If you haven’t heard, Blue Jean Boutique is an on-the-go, mobile boutique here in the Triad area. The ‘Jean’ in the boutique name comes from their love of jeans (rightly so) and it’s also […]

The Publisher Perspective: June 2022

PHOTO BY MEGAN BLACK PHOTOGRAPHY  Happy JUNE! The month we celebrate the end of the school year, the start of summer and of course, the month we celebrate our dads! I want to wish my dad (Teej) a very Happy Father’s Day. His patience, love for his family, and special bond with my dog, Carter, […]

Accent Prone: Celebrating A Local 10-Year Business Milestone

Owners, Cheri + Justin Lingafelt       When Cheri and Justin Lingafelt, both from Kernersville, were only 18 years old they had one thing on their mind! Getting to Disney World!  Their entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and they decided to find a creative way to earn money for the trip. It was then that […]

(Easy & Healthy) 6-Ingredient Banana Bread Pancakes

by Lauren Sephton, @brightmomentco   Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 5 mins Total Time: 10 mins   Servings: 2   Ingredients: 1 cup Rolled Oats 1 tsp. Baking Powder 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda 1 large Egg 1 Banana, ripe 1-2 tbsp. Walnuts, crushed 2-3 tbsp. Chocolate Chips (Optional) 2-3 tbsp. Hot Water   Instructions: […]

Ryan’s Restaurant: A Hidden Gem within the City

ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY LAUREN SEPHTON, @BRIGHTMOMENTCO Ryan’s Restaurant has been a Winston-Salem staple since the first day it opened its doors in 1977. It’s minutes from downtown yet offers a hidden escape from the daily hustle, with large window seating and a starlight deck that gives you a vibrantly green panoramic view of their […]

Women on the Move: June 2022

Twana Wellman-Roebuck is the executive director of Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR). Under her leadership, ESR was selected as the Joel Weston Award Winner for Outstanding Non-Profit Management in 2003; and in 2012, ESR was selected by the Better Business Bureau as the Winner for the Ethics Awards for Business Management. In 2012, Twana launched ESR’s […]

Visit Clemmons: Full Moon Oyster Bar

  Bringing the North Carolina coast to Clemmons for 20 years, Full Moon Oyster Bar is notorious for its dynamic dining experience, fresh oysters and seafood entrees, and one-of-a-kind team of dedicated employees. In fact, the ambiance and unique menu items at Full Moon Oyster Bar have grown so popular that the restaurant has now […]

Community Care Center: A healthy option for all our neighbors

  If you’re just learning about the Community Care Center in Winston-Salem, welcome to what is a life-changing mission for local families, and a labor of love for the Center’s amazing volunteers. As one of the largest, most comprehensive free healthcare clinic in the Southeast, the Center provides healthcare services and medications to uninsured patients […]