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 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…

 

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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 …

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Winston-Salem Restaurants

Tacos at Joaquins Food Truck

When seeking Winston-Salem restaurants, you can find examples of almost all the large chains, from steakhouses to international fare to fast-food burger and fries. But if you are willing to get away from the city’s main retail areas, you can find a good range of food choices at moderate prices. There is plenty of traditional American fare from dirt-cheap to surprisingly expensive; southern and comfort food restaurants from cafeteria style to white-table cloth establishments; and a heavy dose of diners. Farm-to-table restaurants that buy local fresh produce from area farms (many organic) are on the rise.

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Weekend Roundup For May 23-26, 2013

Top Sweet Pick: Free Ice Cream Day at Dewey's Bakery

  • Sunday, May 26
  • 2:30-4:30PM
  • Dewey's Bakery
  • 262 S. Stratford Rd.
  • FREE
Get a free cup or cone of ice cream to celebrate Blue Ridge Ice Cream's 25th anniversary. Get special deals and coupons. Live music by Martha Bassett from 2:30-4:30PM…

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Weekend Roundup for May 16-19, 2013

Top Cultural Pick: Greek Festival

  • Friday & Saturday, May 17-18 10AM-10PM
  • Sunday May, 19 11AM-8PM
  • Greek Orthodox Church
  • 435 Keating Dr.
  • Admission: $1; kids free

The annual Greek Festival is not to be missed! Enjoy kids' activities, Greek food, music, dancing, demonstrations and marketplace. Guided tours of the church are also offered…

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Help Fund Harvest: a Local Filmmaker’s Feature Film

Cagney Gentry Harvest Filmmaker and Wife Alison Shermeta

Help a Winston-Salem filmmaker out! Winston-Salem resident and North Carolina native Cagney Gentry has embarked on a Kickstarter fundraising campaign for his first feature film, HARVEST.  In exchange for Kickstarter funds contributed, investors gain unique perks related to the film. Award-Winning Young Filmmaker Cagney’s short films have played in festivals around the country. His most …

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Enter Our Spring Into Summer Photo Contest!

Deweys Cake Squares and Ice Cream

We are so ready for some warmer temps here in Winston-Salem! When it’s hot, we like to cool of with Dewey’s ice cream and cakes! Grab your cameras (and camera phones) and submit your photos for the MyWinston-Salem.com Spring into Summer Photo Contest for a chance to win a Dewey’s Cake & Ice Cream Party! …

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Weekend Roundup Centennial Edition May 9-12, 2013

Latest from MyWinston-Salem.com:Winston-Salem Celebrates 100 Year Centennial Weekend Roundup: May 9-12, 2013 Centennial Opening ceremonies Thursday, May 9 5:30-7:45PM City Hall 101 N. Main St. FREE Read more Centennial info here A historic marker will be unveiled followed by a reenactment of the ceremonial handshake between the cities of Winston and Salem 100 years ago. …

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Winston-Salem Celebrates its 100 Year Centennial

Winston-Salem Centennial Logo

That’s right! It was 100 years ago that the townships of Winston and Salem married and formed one of the earliest-ever hyphenated names: Winston-Salem. Throughout these 100 years, we have seen our city become a vibrant place to live, work and play. All weekend long, Winston-Salem will celebrate its Centennial! There are several activities planned for the …

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Weekend Roundup For May 2-5, 2013

Top Charity Pick:Birdfest Weekend

  • May 3-5
  • Friday 7-10PM
  • Saturday 5-9PM
  • Sunday 1-5PM
  • Downtown Arts District, Trade St.
Friday, get a sneak peek of Birdfest art auction items, pick something up at the Habitat Birdfest Buy & Fly Tent across from Finnigan's Wake and enjoy Doug Davis & the Mystery Dates at 10PM at Ziggy's (tickets $10)…

 

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