For more information please visit the official website: http://www.merlefest.org/
Merle Haggard, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Skaggs, & Holly Williams
added to 2014 Line-Up!
Happy Earth Day!
Originally posted on MyFOX8.com:
Here’s a look at what you need to know about Earth Day, which is celebrated every year by more than a billion people in 180 nations around the world.
Facts: Earth Day is celebrated every April 22, but some events take place on the weekends before or after the 22nd.
It was created in the United States to increase public awareness of environmental problems and is now celebrated around the world.
Earth Day is credited with starting the environmental movement in the United States.
History: September 1969 – Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) proposes the idea for a nationwide teach-in about the environment.
April 22, 1970 – The first Earth Day takes place across America. Approximately 20 million people participate, taking to the streets and parks to demonstrate for environmental causes.
1970 – Congress creates the Environmental Protection Agency and passes the Clean Air Act.
1990 – The twentieth anniversary of…
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Crews getting Winston-Salem streets ready for Cycling Classic
Originally posted on MyFOX8.com:
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — As hundreds of cyclists get ready to whip through city streets this weekend for the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, local shops and city departments are making sure roads along the route are rider ready.
“We want it to be as safe as possible,” said Ken Putnam, owner of Ken’s Bike Shop.
With cyclists going at speeds of 30 to 40 miles an hour, Putnam will be putting down foam barriers to buffer falls against the hard asphalt.
“These cyclists aren’t going to have pads or anything,” Putnam said. “They’re just going to have a lycra suit and a really fast bike.”
He has a U-Haul truck full of padding for street lights, fire hydrants, curbs and any other potentially dangerous objects along the seven mile route for professional cyclists and two mile route for amateur riders.
Six of his employees will put the barriers up…
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Looking for a great movie to watch over the Easter Holy Days? Then you may want to see Heaven is for Real the Movie. Heaven Is for Real is the true story of a four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who experienced heaven during emergency surgery. He talks about looking down to see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn’t know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.
In heaven, Colton met his miscarried sister whom no one ever had told him about and his great-grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born. He shared impossible-to-know details about each. Colton went on to describe the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how “really big” God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit “shoots down power” from heaven to help us.
Told by the Colton’s father often in Colton’s own words, the disarmingly simple message is that heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and to be ready … there is a coming last battle. ~Ray Publishing Review
The Burpos are the perfect picture of a small-town Americana family: mom and dad, daughter and son. Young Colton and his dad are inseparable until an illness lands Colton in the hospital. Fearing they will lose their son, the parents cry out to God to spare him.
While Colton’s amazing recovery should lead his family back to normalcy, they quickly discover nothing will ever be the same again. With childlike innocence, Colton begins talking about having visited Heaven and his incredible experiences there … including meeting family members he never knew about.
Based on the beloved book, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL tells one family’s story about Heaven and the impact it has on their community … and the world.
Todd Burpo is the pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Nebraska (Population: 2,122), where his sermons are broadcast every Sunday via the local radio station. In emergencies, Todd can be found working shoulder-to-shoulder with the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department as a firefighter. He is also the chaplain for the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighter’s Association. Todd graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in 1991 summa cum laude with a BA in Theology. He was ordained in 1994.
Todd and his wife Sonja,who is a children’s minister, busy pastor’s wife, mom, and office manager at a local realtor, are the parents of Colton, now an active teenager; Cassie, his older sister; and Colby, his younger brother. Learn more about the Burpo family and their Heaven Is For Real Ministries at HeavenLive.org.
“What better way for us to celebrate the Easter season! We’re going to tell everyone we know: Go see this movie! Regardless of your religious beliefs, you’ll be deeply inspired.”
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, Producers, SON OF GOD
“One of my favorite books has been made into a movie and I can’t wait to take my family. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL is coming out the week of Easter. I look so forward to sharing this story with everyone I love. The book and movie is all about hope, strength, and faith.”
Delilah, Radio Host
“A perfect family movie.”
Kathie Lee Gifford, Television Host
“I read Todd Burpo’s book, Heaven is for Real. It BLESSED me and brought the joy of hope alive to how bright our future in Jesus really is. The movie did a sweet job of bringing that same TRUTH to light that HEAVEN IS REAL!”
Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Copeland Ministries
See HEAVEN IS FOR REAL is now playing in theaters.
Visit the official movie website: http://heavenisforrealmovieresources.com/
The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society also announces its anticipation of the POP! Downtown Greensboro series of temporary Art installations to appear in un-occupied storefront windows from mid-March to the end of May 2014. Downtown Greensboro, Inc., in collaboration with Open Art Society (OAS) will feature up to 10 artists from around the region responding to the theme “BLUES.”
The blues theme came to be as OAS recognized that iconic musicians developed the Piedmont Blues style right in our “backyard”, a sound that took hold in the south and influenced music around the world. The project will also celebrate the Carolina Blues Festival produced by Piedmont Blues Preservation Society held May 17, 2014.
The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society (PBPS) is excited to announce a partial lineup of acts secured for the 28th Annual Carolina Blues Festival in association with YES! Weekly, being held under the big tent at Festival Park in downtown Greensboro, NC, May 17, 2014. We’re also going to take it ONE STEP FURTHER, we’re working on events to happen during the week of May 11. (See below)
For more information go to http://fest.piedmontblues.org/
We invite you to join us. My name is Ellen Gentle, I am the new Children’s Director at Mt. Carmel UMC. We are having our annual Easter Egg Hunt-April 12, 2:30-4:00pm! Hope you can join us!
Mount Carmel United Methodist Church 4265 Ebert Road. Winston-Salem, NC 27127
Pastor – Chuck Halipilias e-mail PastorChuck@mtcarmelumc.org
Children’s Director – Ellen Gentle e-mail email@example.com
Parsonage (336) 785-0040
Church E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Want a fun evening out with the family? How about a clean movie to go see on DATE NIGHT? Feel free to click on any of these websites and plan now to enjoy a night out at the theater.
Please visit WBFJ Website for the latest events and news. http://www.wbfj.fm
The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil announced today that Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, one of the top 10 grossing music tours of all time, will perform in Greensboro on April 11-12, 2014 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Since its world premiere in Montreal in October 2011, this electrifying production has thrilled audiences across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
Created by Cirque du Soleil and directed by Jamie King, THE IMMORTAL World Tour is a departure from the company’s previous touring shows. Featuring 49 international dancers, musicians, and acrobats, it is presented in a rock concert format that combines the excitement and innovation of Michael Jackson’s music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil’s unparalleled creativity.
The underpinnings of THE IMMORTAL World Tour are Michael Jackson’s powerful, inspirational music and lyrics—the driving force behind the show—brought to life with extraordinary power and breathless intensity. Through unforgettable performances, the show underscores Michael’s global messages of love, peace and unity, and the band includes some of the same artists who previously worked side by side with Michael. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.
Friday, April 11, 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale: Feb. 14 at 10 a.m.
One week away!: Sick of this chilly weather? Missing your team? Don’t worry! The Dash’s season begins in ONE WEEK! Opening Weekend at BB&T Ballpark is jam-packed with fun. Plus, it’s a great way to enjoy Spring Break if your children attend a Forsyth County School!
The way, temperatures are expected to be around 70 much of next week!
Thursday, April 3: Opening Night, Postgame Fireworks (presented by WilcoHess), Thirsty Thursday (50% off beer)
Friday, April 4: Postgame Fireworks (presented by Domino’s), Kids Run the Bases
Saturday, April 5: Kids Run the Bases, Burger King Value Pack (4 tickets, 4 Dash hats, 4 Burger King combo meal vouchers for $30)
Sunday, April 6: Kids Run the Bases : Interact with the 2014 Dash team, hang out with Bolt and the Dash Pack and much more at our FREE Open House, presented by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty, on Saturday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.! We hope to see you at our staple Opening Weekend event.
Another great Opening Weekend event: Interact with the 2014 Dash team, hang out with Bolt and the Dash Pack and much more at our FREE Open House, presented by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty, on Saturday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.! We hope to see you at our staple Opening Weekend event.
Don’t miss our season kick-off event Tuesday: The Dash’s first public appearance will be at noon this coming Tuesday, April 1, at our annual Coaches Luncheon. Not only will you meet the 2014 squad, but you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch, too–all for just $10 per person. Call Brian at (336) 714-6874 to purchase your tickets!
All-inclusive Dash experience: Dash seats are going quickly, but we do have a great seven-game ticket package in our all-inclusive Carolina Plan for four people who act now! Join us in Section 115, Row 7, Seats 1-4. Great aisle seats with all-inclusive food and beverage. Call Darren at (336) 714-6897 to claim these four great seats!
Great news involving the Dash: In case you missed it earlier this week, the Dash made an exciting announcement that was possible thanks to the incredible support from you, our fans!
News around Town . . .
Di Lisio’s Italian Restaurant opening in mid-April - Di Lisio’s Italian Restaurant will be in the former location of the Screaming Rooster, 301 Brookstown Avenue. The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner. Pizza will not be on the menu, at least not initially. Hours will be from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Telephone: 336-546-7202.
Quanto Bata, Italian eatery, wine bar and market - The latest on Quanto Bata, as first reported in Smitty’s Notes back in January.
Distillery headed to North Trade Street - The distillery will be one of several tenants at the former Big Winston Warehouse in the north Arts District, which is currently being redeveloped by veteran Winston-Salem businessman and developer Hank Perkins-as reported in a earlier addition of Smitty’s Notes. No opening date has been set.
Twin City Hive Grand Opening next week – Twin City Hive: Home to Revolution Gliding Tours and Haute Chocolate first reported in Smitty’s Notes in February will open March 29 7:00 a.m.at 301 Brookstown Ave across from soon to be Di Lisio’s Italian Restaurant.
Information Provided by: http://smittysnotes.everwondr.com/