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 June 14-17, 2012

Top Music Pick: Willie Nelson & Big Daddy Love

  • Saturday, June 16, 7 pm
  • Jemeokee Music Park in Pinnacle, NC
  • Big Daddy Love opens for Willie Nelson for a great night of music under the stars.
  • SHUTTLE FROM WS: Get a shuttle pass from Foothills Brewery for $40 that includes your ride to and from the concert and a one-hour private reception prior to the show, featuring complimentary Foothills Brewing products, snacks and water. Shuttle departs at 5 pm.
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Checklist for Moving to Winston-Salem

So you’re moving to Winston-Salem? Let be the first to put out the welcome mat. Welcome to Winston-Salem! Here is a moving checklist of useful resources to help you get settled in. Let us know about your experience with any of these companies and services, and any others you would recommend, in the comments below to help out your future fellow Winston-Salemites…

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for May 31-June 3, 2012

Celebrate a weekend of North Carolina Wine with Salute and Wine Dinners Galore!

An Evening of Southern Food with Chef John Currence m

  • Friday, June 1, 2012, 5 – 7:30 pm

  • Breakfast of Course – 723 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem

  • $50 per person

  • In conjunction with the Salute! Wine Festival, guests will enjoy an evening of Southern foods and wine tastings from NC wineries with Top Chef contestant & James Beard Award-winner John Currence along with Mary Haglund of Breakfast of Course and the chef from District Bar & Grille.

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for May 25-27, 2012

Top Festival Pick: North Carolina Annual Wine Festival

  • Saturday, May 26th, 2012, 12 – 6:30 pm
  • Tanglewood Park
  • Tickets available at and Harris Teeter. $20 in advance; $30 day of. Free parking. Kids 12 and under admitted free.
  • Over 30 North Carolina wineries and exhibitors represented. Featuring live music by The Band of Oz, Part Time Party Time Band and The Plaids.


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Transformation Nation: Triad Weight Loss Program

Transformation Nation Triad Logo

Transformation Nation is a nationwide 16-week weight loss program sparked by the Dr. Oz Show that began on January 28, 2012. The local program, dubbed “Transformation Nation Triad,”  (TNT), was part of a national collaboration between the Dr. Oz show and Weight Watchers, along with local partners including 19 Triad area YMCA’s, Novant Health and WXII News 12. …

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for May 18-20, 2012

The Weekend Roundup has been created to offer you the best activities for the coming weekend…

Spring for Art Gala:
Fundraiser for Associated Artists


  • Friday, May 18, 6 – 9 pm
  • $125 per person for Host Patrons; $50 for regular tickets
  • Celebrate Associated Artists by enjoying entertainment, food, wine, but most importantly, great local art…

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