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: July 11-14, 2013

Krispy Kreme fanfest

You’re invited to Krispy Kreme’s 76th birthday party, featuring live music, kids activities, arts and crafts for all ages. Witness the unveiling of a series of doughnut sculptures to be decorated and displayed throughout the city later this year and then auctioned off to benefit local arts organizations. Free coffee and doughnuts!

Read More »

Weekend Roundup for June 27-30, 2013

Bethabara 4th of July

The historic Moravian communities of Bethabara, Bethania and Salem were the first in North Carolina to celebrate America’s independence in 1783. Join Bethabara in an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration including ice cream, live music, wagon hayrides and independence-themed activities.

Read More »

Weekend Roundup June 20-23, 2013

Top Fresh Pick: Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market

  • Saturday, June 22
  • 9AM-12PM
  • Old Salem
Cobblestone Farmers Market graces the historical streets of Old Salem every Saturday! The market sets up from 9AM-12PM. At this nationally recognized producers-only market, you'll find local veggies, produce, meats, eggs and fresh-baked goods and live music…

 

Read More »

Fire in the Triad Competition Dining

Fire in the Triad Competition Dining Series

This year this fun dining event was held May 22, 23 and 25, 2016, in Winston-Salem at the Benton Convention Center (301 West 5th Street). The exciting lineup of local Winston-Salem restaurants last year included Noble’s Grille, The Phoenix, Undercurrent, Gia, Meridian, River Birch Lodge, Graze, Perky’s Bistro and Giannos…

Read More »

The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem

Womens Fund Board

The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the lives of women and girls by building a community of female philanthropists who provide grants to local programs that address the root causes of social issues impacting women and girls in Forsyth County.

Read More »

Weekend Roundup For May 30-June 2, 2013

Top Festival Pick: Salute! NC Wine Festival

  • Saturday, June 1
  • 12-6PM
  • Fourth Street, between Spring and Marshall Streets
  • Tickets: $20 advance/$25 the day of 
The 8th Annual Salute! NC Wine Festival sponsored by BB&T corks off downtown and offers a wide array of NC wine tastings with the opportunity to purchase, live music, and the ever popular "Wine University," an educational area featuring wine and food demonstrations by local chefs and regional winemakers throughout the day. Be sure to enjoy one of the local winemaker dinners held at fine restaurants on the evenings preceding the festival…

 

Read More »

Project Pearl: A (Camera) Angle On Pet Adoption

Project Pearl

Project Pearl is a non-profit pet adoption advocate organization in Winston-Salem, NC, that partners with Forsyth County Animal Control to support animal adoptions. The organization began in 2011 when Melissa Ball and Fowler Ruffin were inspired by a shelter dog named Pearl. Pearl had been waiting to be adopted for a long time. Melissa and …

Read More »