Kristi Marion

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup For August 23-26, 2012

Winston-Salem Open

Top Sports Pick: Winston-Salem Tennis Open

  • Thursday August 23 – Saturday August 25, 2012
  • Matches at 12:00PM, 6:00PM, 7:30PM
  • Wake Forest Tennis Center
  • 100 West 32nd Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
  • Tickets: $72-93
  • www.winstonsalemopen.com/tickets

Big time tennis, served Southern style. See some of the world's finest tennis pros, including Greensboro's own John Isner, compete in this ATP pro series. To purchase tickets by phone call, 336-758-6409. Free parking in the BB&T field parking lot, enter off of Deacon Blvd.

 

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Dewey’s Bakery & Blue Ridge Ice Creams Make a “Sweet” Union

Deweys Cake & Ice Cream

Two longtime Winston-Salem favorite brands have united in the “sweet” marriage of Dewey’s Bakery and Blue Ridge Ice Creams. Dewey’s Bakery, Inc. announced today during a “ribbon tying” that the company has acquired Blue Ridge Ice Creams, uniting two of Winston-Salem’s most beloved brands. Mayor Allen Joines was on hand to perform the ceremony of …

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup For August 16-19, 2012

 

Wake Forest Fan Fest

Top Sports Pick:
Wake Forest University Football Fan Fest

Take the field and kick of the WFU football season! Enjoy live music, inflatables, autographs from the football team, meet Coach Grobe, the cheerleaders and other fall sports teams. Free football posters, snacks and more. Fans will be allowed on the field beginning at 5 p.m. and teams will arrive at 6 p.m.

 

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New Benefactors of Old Salem

New Benefactors of Old Salem

Old Salem may be historic, but it’s for the young and young at heart as well. As she looked at the next generation of Old Salem supporters, Frances Beasley, Director of Development at Old Salem, created the New Benefactors of Old Salem in 2009. The New Benefactors is “a group made up of young professionals …

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup For August 9-12, 2012

 

Sweet Summer Love Fest

Top Foodie Pick:
Dr. Brownstone's Sweet Summer Luv Luv Festival

  • August 7-11, 2012
  • Spring House Restaurant
  • 450 N. Spring St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • www.springhousenc.com
  • Reservations required – (336) 293-4797
Chef Timothy Grandinetti and Spring House Restaurant present this tribute to grill-inspired fare with guest chefs Mark Beaupre, Sharon Hage, Ray Lampe, Justin McMillan, Ted Reader, Tim Recher and Grady Spears. Each night of the "5 Days of Deliciousness", tastings of grilled delicacies will be served with wine pairings and North Carolina micro-brews. Limited seating.

 

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup For August 2-5, 2012

Gallery Hop

Top Art Pick:
DADA's First Friday Gallery Hop

  • Friday, August 3, 2012, 7-10PM
  • Downtown Arts District
  • 6th & Trade St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • FREE
  • www.dadaws.org

The Downtown Arts District (DADA) First Friday Gallery Hop features artist receptions in most galleries, artist demonstrations, live music, dancing and kids craft area. This Gallery Hop will also host the Winston-Salem Journal's Slice of Summer Tomato Tasting. Area restaurants will also be serving samples of their best tomato-based dishes (while supplies last).

 

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Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus

A gluten-free (often abbreviated as “GF”) diet is not an easy one, especially when dining out. Thankfully, awareness and education is growing among chefs regarding gluten allergies and there are more dining options than ever before. Here in Winston-Salem there are chain restaurants that offer gluten-free…

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