Michelle Schenker

Born right here in Winston-Salem, NC, at Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Michelle is a native. At age one she moved to Virginia but after spending 30+ years moving around Virginia, Tennessee, Massachusetts, California and even Paris, France, Michelle returned home to Winston-Salem in 2004. A job at Hanes brought her here but the heart of the city has kept her here.

Her favorite things about Winston-Salem are its welcoming people who call it home, its art-centric culture, and its perfect location at the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains and a short drive to the beaches of the Atlantic. The lack of traffic is a pretty tremendous asset as well, especially since it gives her more free time to enjoy cooking and playing with her dogs, Lily and Barley. Michelle is one of the many residents of this great city who are thrilled to call this "My Winston-Salem"!

Stella Brew

Stella Brew, Winston-Salem, NC

Also new on the beer scene in Winston-Salem is Stella Brew, a craft beer “forward” shop in the Ardmore neighborhood on Hawthorne Road featuring a competitively priced and stellar selection of beers from around the corner and around the world…

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Artisan

I recently ate at Artisan for brunch and it was awesome! Great prices and the food is really tasty and unique. Their Huevos Rancheros are to die for. What do you guys think of this “new” restaurant?

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Kids’ Summer Movies: 2019 Schedule

The Grand Theatre Summer Kids Movies

It’s summer! And although that means more time outdoors and at the pool, the Kids’ Summer Movie series at local cinemas is great for rainy days and days you just need an affordable break from the heat all the activity. Find below a listing of participating Winston-Salem cinemas with prices, show times and movies playing with ratings…

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Why You Love Winston-Salem

We asked our readers via our Facebook and Twitter pages what they love most about Winston-Salem. We know you love it or you would not be a part of our community but getting to the why people choose to live and stay here is the heart of this question. Read the responses so far and we invite you to share your own. We would love to hear from each and every one of you!

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ATP Tennis Skips Winston-Salem In 2020 Due To COVID-19

Winston Salem Open Tennis 2015 at night Tsonga

2020 would have marked the tenth year for the internationally known ATP tennis tournament, The Winston-Salem Open. It was scheduled for August. But, sadly, the WS Open is cancelled for the year due to COVID-19 safety precautions. We look forward to ATP tennis’ return to Winston-Salem in the summer of 2021 at Wake Forest University’s tennis facility…

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Winston-Salem Area Farmers Markets

Farmers Market

Looking for the details on local Winston-Salem area farmers markets? We’ve got a fresh list, complete with locations, hours, and more to help you find fresh local produce, meats and dairy shopping without too much digging. And you can often find other local items as well including fresh-made jams, handmade soaps, fresh-baked scones and breads, free-range eggs, arts & crafts and more. So get out and explore the local market and get inspired (and hungry!)…

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Trader Joe’s Winston-Salem Grand Opening!

Trader Joe's Winston Salem

Live from the Grand Opening 10/26/12 – Trader Joe’s opened at 8AM this morning to the enthusiastic cheers of a long line of dedicated Trader Joe’s fans (pictured are Tari and Shawn, with Susan Morris taking the photo; the very first three to arrive!). The first crowds in the door would be greeted by Hawaiian …

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History Of The Moravian Star

Moravian Star Salem Bridge

I love the first signs of Christmas in Winston-Salem, NC, when Moravian stars light up porches, line the streets of downtown, and a giant 31-foot Moravian star is installed atop the tower of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, shining like a beacon. Ever wonder about the origins of the star?

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City Beverage Wine And Beer Tent Sales

City Beverage

Don’t miss the City Beverage Semi-Annual Tent Sale every Spring and Fall on Burke Street in Winston-Salem. Enjoy the wine tastings and take home your favorites. Hundreds of wines and beers will be available by the case. The event starts at 9 a.m., but many arrive early for the best selection…

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