Kathy Solarino

I am originally from New Jersey but now call Winston-Salem home. I am blessed with 3 sons, their wives, and five grandchildren. My husband is deceased, but I gained his two sons, their wives, and four additional grandchildren. I fell in love with Winston-Salem because of the beautiful area, the arts, the music, and the people. It's a city with a heart and soul.

Kathy Solarino
Anne Kesler Shields headshot and pop art Silkscreen titled Wheel I, Red

Who’s Who of Winston-Salem: Artist Anne Kesler Shields

A Winston-Salem icon, artist, and trailblazer for women artists in the South, Anne Kesler Shields maintained an active art career from her early twenties until her death, resulting in her having been touted as Winston-Salem’s “most accomplished, living native-born artist.”

Interior of Tulum Bar and Grill in Winston-Salem, NC.

The Best Restaurants In Winston-Salem In 2023

When seeking Winston-Salem restaurants, you can find examples of almost all the large chains, from steakhouses to international fare to fast-food burger and fries. But if you are willing to get away from the city’s main retail areas, you can find a good range of food choices at moderate prices. There is plenty of traditional American fare from dirt-cheap to surprisingly expensive; southern and comfort food restaurants from cafeteria style to white-table cloth establishments; and a heavy dose of diners. Farm-to-table restaurants that buy local fresh produce from area farms (many organic) are on the rise.

Colorful autumn leaves in Winston- Salem, NC

Fall Foliage In North Carolina (Best Times & Places To View In 2023)

North Carolina offers one of the most colorful and long-lasting fall foliage displays in the world from the last week in September through October. The annual show of vibrant reds, oranges, and gold begins in the higher elevations, such as Mount Mitchell and Grandfather Mountain, and works its way down the mountains to the foothills and then the Piedmont. Read our forecast for this year’s fall color and when you should visit different spots to see the best fall color show.

Bailey Park and Downtown Skyline in Winston Salem NC

Winston-Salem Area Parks

Nature-lovers appreciate how fortunate we are to have so many great parks in the Winston-Salem area. From hiking and fishing to horseback riding and playgrounds, our parks truly enhance our lives. Here is a list of some of our area favorites…

Allen Joines, Mayor of Winston Salem headshot

Meet Winston-Salem’s Mayor: Allen Joines

The twin city of Winston-Salem has the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history. Mayor Allen Joines has served the town for 22 years and has been instrumental in many of the changes and growth Winston-Salem has seen. But he has not accomplished this on his own. The government is comprised of many individuals who work to improve our city.

Downtown Winston Salem skyline at sunset

Winston-Salem Neighborhoods

Winston-Salem offers a home setting for almost any taste. This list of neighborhood descriptions can be helpful when searching for a home that fits your lifestyle.

Giant ferris wheel with blue sky

Carolina Classic Fair 2023: Tickets, Schedule, Dates, Prices, & More

Fall is in the air, and so are fireworks and the smell of funnel cakes at the Carolina Classic Fair (formerly Dixie Classic). Get your fill of rides, exhibits, animals, and fair food at the Carolina Classic Fair in Winston-Salem, NC. It’s the second largest agricultural fair in the state…

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