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Want to find out when the best time is to go leaf watching (ie. the fireworks of Fall) in Winston-Salem? Or maybe you’re just wondering when bulk pickup day is or what the city will pick up as far as recycling goes? Our resources category should have what you need. If not, please don’t hesitate to ask us for it!

Winston-Salem Recycling: What Can You Really Recycle?

Green Recycling

Winston-Salem recycling support varies based on your specific location. For those that live in our local community, Winston-Salem, NC, here's a list of things you should recycle. Anything not on this list should not be recycled at this time unless taken to a specific facility. We have included the exceptions too so you have a one-stop local recycling info shop...

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Homeless Shelters in Winston-Salem, NC

Winston Salem Rescue Mission

While we have made some progress, there is still a long way to go, as a 2015 survey of the homeless in our city counted more than 1,700 individuals living on the streets of and in shelters in Winston-Salem. The following organizations work to meet immediate needs for temporary housing...

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Soup Kitchens & Food Pantries in Winston-Salem

Woman feeding homeless person: Food, Soup Kitchens & Pantries in Winston-Salem

Resources for the hungry people in our community are never enough but it is good to see so many contributing to feed those who are in need in our community. This is the second post in our Winston-Salem Helping Hands series. We hope it will help you get back on your feet or gain a better idea of the services available in our area. Perhaps, you may even discover a new opportunity to give back to our community via volunteer hours or donations...

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GED, Computer and Job Training Programs

Person typing on computer

Today's job market is tougher than ever, especially for those without the high-tech skills employers are often seeking in the current economy. In Part 3 of our Helping Hands series, we have compiled a list of the local resources that are available for people who are seeking a little step up towards gaining their GED and/or the specific job training or computer skills needed to become a better candidate for work in our local market...

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Checklist for Moving to Winston-Salem

Family Moving BoxesSo you're moving to Winston-Salem? Let MyWinston-Salem.com be the first to put out the welcome mat. Welcome to Winston-Salem! Here is a moving checklist of useful resources to help you get settled in. Let us know about your experience with any of these companies and services, and any others you would recommend, in the comments below to help out your future fellow Winston-Salemites...

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Shop Our New MyWinston-Salem.com Store

You've 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 for your family, neighborhood block party, a local event or just because you love Winston-Salem (and we don't blame you). And, if there is something you're dying to see, let us know, we are always up for your ideas. But, why wait, start shopping today...

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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 …

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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, …

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Creative Corridors Coalition

Creative Corridors Coalition logo

Creative Corridors Coalition (CCC) is a non-profit organization formed to give Forsyth County residents a voice in influencing the design of roadway infrastructure projects (mainly bridges) around the downtown area of Winston-Salem. This is part of a project where the NCDOT plans to rebuild a one-mile stretch of Business 40 …

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