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!"

Weekend Roundup September 19-22, 2013

Winston-Salem Air Show

Check out our top picks for the weekend events for September 19-22, 2013. Lots of great adventures that you will not want to miss! And, if you participate in any of these weekend events, please stop back by this page to leave us a comment on how you made your weekend a MyWinston-Salem.com weekend!

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Winston-Salem Area Parks

Grace Court Park

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…

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Weekend Roundup September 12-15, 2013

Check out our top picks for the weekend events for September 12-15, 2013. Lots of great adventures that you will not want to miss! Our featured event this weekend: Come to Krankies Coffee between 10AM-3PM this Saturday, September 14 to get a jump on your holiday shopping at their Fall Craft Fair. A wide variety of beautiful and whimsical locally made arts and crafts are to be found here.

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Weekend Roundup September 5-8, 2013

Bookmarks Festival

Our Top Bookworm Pick this Weekend is the Bookmarks Festival of Books. The majority of festivities take place on Saturday, September 7, from 10am-5pm in the Downtown Arts District. More than 30 regional and national authors, illustrators and chefs converge on our city to talk about their books and offer readings, signings, workshops and performances. There will also be live entertainment and food vendors on hand. Best selling authors in attendance for this event include Debbie Macomber, James McPherson, Rachel Renee Russell, Bill Harley and more. Attendance is FREE. Check out all the other fun events going on this weekend in Winston-Salem…

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Tours

Winston-Salem Segway Tour

See Winston-Salem through a different lens! Whether you are visiting Winston-Salem, showing it off to friends, or just getting to know the city, these guided tours offer many of Winston-Salem’s hidden gems. From downtown to historical tours and even ghost tours, even longtime residents are bound to learn something new.

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Reynolda House & Historic District

Reynolda House

The Reynolda Historic District, set in what is now the Buena Vista neighborhood of Winston-Salem, was once the 1,067-acre estate of tobacco barons Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband Richard Joshua (R. J.) Reynolds (photo courtesy of Digital Forsyth). The Reynolda Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

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Weekend Roundup For August 8-11, 2013

Cobblestone Farmers Market

Top Gardening Pick: Heirloom Tomatoes Workshop Thursday, August 8 5-7PM Single Brothers Workshop 10 W. Academy St, Old Salem FREE (but be sure to call & register) more info Over 100 varieties of heirloom tomatoes are grown in the Wachovia Garden, supporting the Sunnyside Ministry of the Moravian Church. In this workshop, tour the garden, …

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Historic Hotels near Downtown Winston-Salem

Brookstown Inn

While visiting Winston-Salem (or welcoming visitors to your hometown), one might consider staying in one of these lovely historic hotels, inns or other interesting locations. They each have a story to tell, from the former home of the mayor of (Old) Salem, to the former manor house of one of our city’s (and Wake Forest …

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Weekend Roundup: Events August 1-4, 2013

Summer Kid Movies

Shop Our New MyWinston-Salem.Com Store You asked, we delivered! The new MyWS online store is now here! Show everyone around town how much you love Winston-Salem with a little My Winston-Salem pride. We are now offering shirts, mugs, stickers, hats and more for sale via CafePress. Perfect for gifts, neighborhood block party, a local event …

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