Brooke Notes: Publisher’s Perspective

When December rolls around, I love going through the camera roll on my phone and compiling my “favorite” photo from each month of the year. It’s a great gratitude exercise and if you are like me and don’t have a “best” memory, it’s always fun to look back through the year. I made a point […]

Shop Local

Here’s a question for you:  When is it a good time to shop local? Consider these answers and choose your favorite: Every day. All the time. Right now. On days that end in Y. When the sky is blue. In other words – it’s ALWAYS a great time to shop local.  Recent years have reminded […]

Second Harvest Food Bank: Embracing What’s Next…

Chef Cherisha (Cookie) Williams fills her days with food. She caters formal dinners for couples, hosts events for small groups, teaches monthly cooking classes at North Carolina A&T State University, and teaches family and consumer science and apparel classes at North Forsyth High School. Her busy, food-focused life is a far cry from her 20-year […]

The ART Beat of Forsyth Woman: Elizabeth H. Myers |  Watercolor Artist

This month’s featured artist, Elizabeth H. Myers, has both passion and talent for capturing everything from love stories and legacies to milestones and everyday magical moments in her one-of-a-kind watercolor prints and portraits. How would you describe your work? I truly enjoy capturing the essence and uniqueness of each home and making that the heart […]

Best of Winston: Shopping Local

It’s the holiday season, so what better time than now to shop local! While we couldn’t include all of the amazing local shops you can find in our area – there are too many! – we’ve rounded up a variety of spots that will check off everyone on your list. (And make sure to follow […]

Goldman Center for Facial Plastic Surgery: Seeing a Smile in the Mirror!

Feeling confident can be a game changer in life, and self-care should always be a priority, no matter how busy or overwhelmed you may feel! You might be surprised to learn that facial procedures became increasingly popular during the pandemic. Not only did we have more time to dwell on what we saw in the […]

Holidays, Please Hold the Hassle!

With two of the most celebrated and cherished holidays positioned back-to-back, Christmas and Thanksgiving are the times of year when families and friends go all out to secure valuable time with one another. It takes an immense effort to host family and friends during the holidays. The hassles of cleaning, organizing, scheduling, and cooking create […]

Deck the Halls – and Your Ears – This Holiday Season with Dew You Boutique

Looking for unique, lightweight and eye-catching earrings to gift your loved ones this holiday season? Skip the trip to busy department stores this December and shop for your gifts locally. Dew You Boutique offers customers handmade clay earrings of all shapes, colors and sizes to suit every style and spruce up all wardrobes. What started […]

The Gift of Hearing: When It’s Not Just for You

PHOTOS BY JEJ PHOTOS We often take our senses for granted. We may absentmindedly appreciate the colors of a sunset…. Our sense of touch provides comfort and affection from our friends and loved ones…. Our sense of taste enables us to enjoy delicious meals with our family…. Without even thinking about it, our sense of […]