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!"

Go on a Forsyth Photo Adventure

Forsyth County Map

Ready, set, grab your camera and head to one of 13 participating Forsyth County locations (listed below ) to have fun! Photograph yourself and/or significant others having FUN at these local attractions and post the photos to the attraction’s respective Facebook page (linked in list below) now through May 13, 2012 for a chance to …

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Mother’s Day Gifts as Unique as Mom

Merlot & VanGogh Painting Class

As a mom, I can attest that yes, we love flowers, chocolates and handprint art by the little ones. But if you are looking for something unique and creative for Mom this Mother’s Day, Winston-Salem, NC, is full of unique options. It’s all about togetherness this Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 11, 2014). The Family that Paints …

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Spring House Restaurant Sells Out Opening Weekend

Spring House Restaurant

New Farm-to-Table Dining Downtown The long-awaited Spring House Restaurant opened Thursday, April 12, 2012 to a sold out opening weekend, just in time for the RiverRun International Film Festival. Previously the estate home of wealthy industrialist, Agnew Hunter Bahnson in the 1920’s, on what was then known as “Millionaire’s Row”, this historic restaurant is located …

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RiverRun International Film Festival Kicks Off Tonight

RiverRun Logo

I have my RiverRun tickets… and my press pass (okay, I’ve worn it under my shirt the past two days out of sheer excitement). The two-week long RiverRun International Film Festival is held annually here in Winston-Salem, NC, and kicks off tonight. RiverRun 2012 – What to Expect According to their press release, RiverRun “screens …

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Winston-Salem Schools

Arts Based Elementary School

Parents in Winston-Salem have a range of educational options for their children, including public schools, private schools, charter schools and even home schooling, which is legal in North Carolina. But with so many choices, it can be tough to decide which is best for a child’s individual needs. The decision isn’t always as simple as …

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