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 July 26-29, 2012

 

Top Family Pick:
Peppercornival Carnival

  • Sunday, July 29, 1-4PM
  • Community Arts Cafe
  • 411 W. 4th St, Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: $10/kids, adults free with paid admission of a child
  • Enjoy an afternoon of fun and games in a carnival setting at Community Arts Cafe. Fun includes a magic show, drama mask craft, caricature artist, tie-dying by Parties2Dye4, face painting, Wolfies frozen custard and a silent auction.

 

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Creative Corridors Coalition

Creative Corridors Coalition logo

Creative Corridors Coalition (CCC) is a non-profit organization formed to give Forsyth County residents a voice in influencing the design of roadway infrastructure projects (mainly bridges) around the downtown area of Winston-Salem. This is part of a project where the NCDOT plans to rebuild a one-mile stretch of Business 40 highway through the city in …

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup For July 13-15, 2012

 

Top Family Pick:
Krispy Kreme 75th Birthday Weekend

  • Friday, July 13, 7-10 pm: Krispy Kreme Block Party & Glaze the Nation Tour Stop at Trade Street & 6th Street
  • Saturday, July 14, 9 am-noon: Family Fan Fest at Old Salem
  • FREE with Hot Glazed Doughnuts at every event!
  • Come out and celebrate the Krispy Kreme doughnut in this fun-filled, family weekend of fun! At 10 am on Saturday, a permanent Krispy Kreme marker will be dedicated in Old Salem to commemorate the location of the first Krispy Kreme doughnut shop.
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Winston-Salem Neighborhoods

West End Neighborhood House in Fall

Winston-Salem is rich with diverse neighborhoods and architecture. From urban living downtown and historic neighborhoods to big yards and country club living, 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. We will continue to add to the list as …

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Andy Griffith Died at Age 86 in NC

Andy Griffith Statue

Andy Griffith, Native of Mount Airy, NC Dies North Carolina icon Andy Griffith died Tuesday morning, July 3, 2012, at age 86 at his home in Manteo, NC. Griffith was best known for his self-titled television show that ran from 1960-1968. The Andy Griffith Show Legacy The sitcom is based in the sleepy town of …

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for July 5-8, 2012

Top Festival Pick:
Heavy Rebel Weekender

  • Thursday-Sunday, July 6-8, 2012
  • Millennium Center – Trade Street, Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: 1-day pass $35; 3-day pass $80/adv, $90/door
  • Car show registration: Free with ticket or $10 for just the car show.
  • The streets of the Downtown Arts District fill with vendors and a street rod car show, while the Millennium Center hosts four stages with 90 bands. From Rockabilly to Punk music, guitar contests, slap off bass contest, mud wrestling and great people watching…

 

 

 

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Hotels in Winston-Salem

Brookstown Inn

Winston-Salem has been dubbed, “The City of Arts & Innovation.” The artistic community has been thriving in the city for decades and now the bio-technology industry is growing here as well. The city is alive with reasons to visit: the arts, history, four-year colleges, top-notch medical hospitals, shopping and natural beauty. Find the Right Hotel …

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Owen Wilson is Filming a Movie in Winston-Salem

Owen Wilson in Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem has been a hotbed for movie production this month. There are currently two feature films being shot in and around Winston-Salem. The first and largest is written and directed by Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner called, Are You Here. The stars associated with the movie, Owen Wilson (Marley & Me, Me & Dupree, Wedding Crashers), North Wilkesboro native Zach Galifianikis (The Hangover, Due Date) …

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