Winston-Salem to begin construction of permanent skate park this summer

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Winston-Salem to begin construction of permanent skate park this summer.

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem city officials say the turnout at last summer’s temporary skate park – at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds – was so good; they’re building a permanent one.

Construction on the new park, which will be built beside the fairground’s annex building, is set to begin this summer. It will be somewhere between 12 to 15 thousand square feet.

For local skaters, it’s a welcomed idea, especially when it comes to the next generation.

“Their parents aren’t just going be like, ‘Oh we’ll drop you off downtown for the day to go skate,’” said Colin Snoke, of Exodus Skate Shop in Winston-Salem. “They need a safer place to skate.”

Snoke began skateboarding at age 12 and when he got his first board, every other sport fell by the wayside.

“Skateboarding’s like endless, you can do it anywhere,” Snoke said. “There’s an infinite amount of tricks you…

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The WBFJ Local Flavors Summer Concert Series

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The WBFJ Local Flavors Summer Concert Series – Giving You a Taste of the Best Local Talent in our Area.  June 18th – Aug 20th every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 pm in the Hanes Mall Food Court.
The event is free and is sponsored by Chick-fil-A in the Hanes Mall Food Court
www.chick-fil-a.com/hanesmallfoodcourt

Thursday 6/18
7:00 – Tim Hooker
8:00 – Brad Ratledge Band

Thursday 6/25
7:00 – Taylor Vaden
8:00 – Caleb’s Bridge

Thursday 7/2
7:00 – Jeremy Vess
8:00 – Jordan Connell

Thursday 7/9
7:00 – Jimmy Atkins
8:00 – John Lewis

Thursday 7/16
7:00 – Brandon Kelley
8:00 – Stones Throw

Thursday 7/23
7:00 – Leslie Beaver
8:00 – Miracle Made

Thursday 7/30
7:00 – Cindy Johnson
8:00 – Kelly Puckett

Thursday 8/6
7:00 – Sarah Klute
8:00 – Jake France

Thursday 8/13
7:00 – 13 Pints
8:00 – Jess Ray

Thursday 8/20
7:00 – Dennis Nealy
8:00 – Ashley Woodard

For more information visit WBFJ @ www.wbfj.fm

Piedmont Chapter of Purple Heart Recipients Benefit Ride

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Piedmont Chapter of Purple Heart Recipients is sponsoring a benefit ride on Saturday, June 13th. It will originate at Smokin’ Harley-Davidson. Registration for the ride will be from 9 – 11. Kickstands up at 11. $20 per bike and $25 for 2 up. Ride will leave Smokin’ and travel to the Vietnam Memorial in Thomasville. Lunch will be served and other activities are planned. A great opportunity to show your support and appreciation.

For more information go to www.facebook.com/SmokinHarleyDavidson

What’s Happening this month?

The Tenth Annual Salute! NC Wine Celebration, Saturday, June 6

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Salute! NC will be held on Saturday, June 6 in downtown Winston-Salem. More than 30 wineries and vineyards from around the state will be participating. You can purchase your tickets in advance!

There are several outlets where you can buy tickets: online at http://www.SaluteNCwine.com, at any area Lowes Foods, select BB&T Forsyth County branches, Total Wine Stores in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, City Beverage and Whole Foods. For more information visit online at http://www.salutencwine.com.


 

The Downtown Summer Music Series starts next week.

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The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership’s Summer Music Series kicks off week with Downtown Jazz. Summer On Trade will start the following week.

Downtown Jazz will be June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24 and August 14 and 28. Summer on Trade will be June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18 and 25. August 1, 8, 15, 22, 26 and September 5.

For a list of performers look for details in your local media outlets for information about Summer Music events, in the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership Summer Music Web site http://www.dwsp.org/music


 

Find Your Spring and Summer Festival

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The spring and summer festival season in the Piedmont Triad and Western North Carolina are here. Nearly every weekend between now until September will see a street festival of some kind, somewhere. Most of them are within a day’s drive of Winston-Salem, here in North Carolina, and in Virginia.

There is an informative Web site that is dedicated to the festivals in North Carolina http://festivalsandevents.com/festival.php?state=NC and have a ball plowing through it, finding all the festivals you might want to explore. Follow the other links to festivals just across the border in Virginia. All are worth a quick day trip in this warm season


 

Twelfth Annual Texas Pete Twin City RibFest June 11 – 14 in downtown Winston-Salem

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The Texas Pete Twin City RibFest, a four-day food festival will be downtown at 500 North Marshall Street (on the corner of North Marshall and Fifth Streets) in Winston-Salem. The festival will be held Thursday, June 11 through Sunday, June 14. There will be nationally known ribbers at the event, including Pigfoot (OH), Carolina Rib King (SC), Big Boned BBQ (TN), Poor Piggys (NC), Florida Skin and Bones (FL), Jack on the Bone (OH), Porky Chicks (AR) and The Texas Smokehouse (TX).

The festival will also include performance stages with local music acts. Admission is only $7 for adults, and there are several ticket packages if you plan on bringing your crew. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Parking and other details are available on their Web site. For more information visit http://twincityribfest.com

THE MASTER’S DAY GOLF CLASSIC – MAPLE CHASE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

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WHEN: June 12, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: Maple Chase Golf & Country Club
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Cost: $150.00 (per person) / $500.00 (per team – 4 players)
336.251.1441 / mswicegood@wsfirst.com
www.loveoutloudws.com/mastersday

The 9th Annual Master’s Day Golf Classic will be tee off at 9:00am on Friday, June 12, 2015 at Maple Chase Golf & Country Club and conclude on Friday afternoon with an awards presentation. Participation in this tournament will benefit Camp Hope. Camp Hope gives under-resourced kids in our community the opportunity to attend summer camp. Camp Hope is designed to build self worth, character, and a Christ centered faith in the lives of kids.

The children who attend this camp are victims of abuse and most often live in foster homes. Through this one week, children’s lives can be changed forever by seeing that a positive experience with a loving adult role model is possible, that they can succeed, and experiencing a week of relief from their current situation and experience care, love, and encouragement.

Registration-Link

Proceeds: Camp Hope – a camp designed for under resourced and abused children in our community.

2015 Ride 4 Our Kids

2015 Ride 4 Our Kids. Saturday June 6, 2015. Benefit Motorcycle Ride for Kids of Childhood Cancer Foundation.

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Ride Begins at Smokin’ Harley-Davidson. Registration: 9-10:30 am Kickstands up: 10:30 am. Help support kids with cancer on Brenner’s Pediatric Oncology ward. Please join us for music, food, prize raffle, face painting and fun following the ride. For more information or to register online, visit www.ride4ourkids.org or call Sarah at 336-337-9792.

3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Links: www.ride4ourkids.org | www.smokinharley.com | www.raypublishing.org

Come and find out why they call it “THE MADHOUSE”

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NASCAR’s First and Longest Running Weekly Track – and Still the Most Exciting of Them All!

Located conveniently in downtown Winston-Salem, NC, Bowman Gray Stadium is the definition of excellence in short track racing. Each and every Saturday night in spring and summer, thousands and thousands of fans pack the stands to see the most exciting racing action found anywhere.

The 9th Annual Smitty’s Notes Best of Winston-Salem Contest

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It’s your turn to vote on your Winston-Salem favorites in the 9th Annual Smitty’s Notes “Best of Winston-Salem” contest. Our neighbors to the east have their favorites – now it’s time to show off ours this year.

Smitty’s Notes has decided to take a stab again at naming some of the “bests” in our fair city. As a Winston-Salem centric e-newsletter with over 15,000 subscribers, we’re asking YOU to tell us your favorite place to eat, play, and hang out. And maybe the results will lead you to check out some new things you haven’t tried based on recommendations from fellow Smittyheads. I know from last year results, it made me do a little exploring.

So, here’s the deal.

– Take time. Fill out the survey (Trust me. This could have been longer). Comments supporting your choices are encouraged.

– You may go back and work or change your choices anytime BEFORE you submit your answers.

– New categories have been added and some removed reflecting our changing community interest.

– The contest will run until midnight June 30, 2015. Results will be announced after July 6, 2015 in the Smitty’s Notes e-newsletter and on SmittysNotes.com which will also feature a special section on all the good things you recommended.

Submissions may be anonymous; however, if you wish to share your contact information, Smitty’s Notes will randomly select one person to receive a $50 Visa gift card

I’ve learned you folks need a little incentive!

I need your help to get a good sampling. Forward this e-mail to all your friends, colleagues and crew. Bombard your address book. However, sitting at a computer repeatedly submitting to category (ballot stuffing) is strongly NOT encouraged.

“Best of Winston-Salem” Contest Link – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F7CCQYL

I look forward to reading and sharing your choices. Each year’s results are entertaining. The comments always give me a good chuckle ;-) Thanks for your interest and support!

So, what is Winston-Salem’s Best…

Spread the word!

Website: http://www.smittysnotes.com/

What’s Happening? Fun filled weekend!

Winston-Salem Dash vs Salem Red Sox

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Dash welcome division rival Salem Red Sox in three-game series
BB&T Ballpark Planner – May 15-17.

The Winston-Salem Dash play at beautiful BB&T Ballpark, and all fans in attendance will enjoy the best family-friendly entertainment in the Triad!

Tickets range from $8 to $16, and you can purchase tickets at http://www.milb.com/tickets/singlegame.jsp?sid=t580

For more information on the club, visit wsdash.com


29th Annual Carolina Blues Festivalpblues

Join us May 16, 2015 for the 29th Annual Carolina Blues Festival in association with YES! Weekly! We’ll have a great lineup including headliner, Shemekia Copeland! Meet us at Barber Park for a great line up of International, Regional, and local blues musicians, arts & crafts vendors, food trucks, and fun for the whole family!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1576989782542397/


 Military Appreciation Day. Saturday May 16, 2015

hoh_flyer-web-bannerMilitary Appreciation Day. Saturday May 16, 2015 – 1:00 p.m. Carolina Field of Honor, Triad Park, 9652 E. Mountain St. Kernersville. Activities will include a full military display, memorial site guides, live music, race car displays. Services for Veterans that will be available to include health care, resume writing and education classes. VA Administration representatives will be there. Free and open to the public.

https://raypublishing.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/military-appreciation-day-saturday-may-16-2015/


Greek Festival May 15,16,17greekfestival2015

A weekend packed with food, fun, and dancing! Too many choices for just one day, so come out for all 3! Activities for children, as well as shopping, church tours, cooking classes, and more!

Greek Orthodox Church
435 Keating Dr, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104

http://www.wsgoc.org/greek-festival/


2015 Triad Dog Games – May 16 & 17 at Tanglewood Park

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A fundraising event benefiting The Sergei Foundation to help save companion pets’ lives by providing veterinary financial assistance to families unable to afford emergency, life-saving care.

Non-competitive Activities:

Bands: Each day a live band will play in the concert shell from 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Blankets/chairs welcome.
Demos: There will be sport-dog demonstrations throughout the weekend including flyball, agility and free-style disc dog.
Kids Zone: a variety of craft activities are available for a nominal suggested donation. We also have the Parties 2Dye4 Bus! Tie-dye our Triad Dog Games’ event tee shirt (fee).
Shop!: Please support our vendors who have donated to The Sergei Foundation to be at our event. Buy baked dog-goodies, hand-made pet tags, other pet-gear and also learn about the other businesses who provide services to the community and who will have giveaways and fun-activities throughout the day.
Walking Trails: No official walk/run is planned, but you are free to enjoy the many trails that Tanglewood Park has to offer. We will have trail maps at our Information tent and you can also access them here.

Competitive Events (Yes, beginners welcome!)
Below are the competitive events. Click on any section to find out more about dates/times and competition registration. Each competition will generally have awards/medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and some product prizes. See individual event pages for prize details.

http://www.triaddoggames.com/


Relay For Life of Greensboro Friday, May 15, 2015

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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement symbolizes hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. If cancer has touched your life, participating in a Relay For Life event is a way to take action and help finish the fight. This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those you have lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help end cancer forever.

Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Event Time: 6:00PM
Location: Western Guilford High School
Contact Us: Kelly Hurley | kelly.hurley@cancer.org | 336-479-3608


 WBFJ Calendar Events

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http://www.wbfj.fm/calendar/


Smokin’ Harley-Davidson’s 6th Anniversary Celebration

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May 16th 2015 9am – 2pm

– Win a 2015 Heritage Softail Classic –
Register at the dealership or listen to Rock 92 to qualify

Stop by Smokin’ beginning at 9am on May 16th and register to be a last minute qualifier

– Vendors – Food – Prizes – Live Music –

Call 336-722-3106 with any questions

http://www.smokinharley.com/blog/2015/may/3/smokin-harleydavidsons-6th-anniversary-celebration.htm


 17th Annual Show-Off Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

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American Children’s Home 17th Annual Show-Off Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show May 16th, 2015 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Registration 8:00 am – Noon, $20 entry fee, free to spectators, vendor fee $40.00. Goody bags to first 50 entrants. Raffle, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, DJ and food. Silent Auction from 9:00-1:00 pm features NASCAR memorabilia, furniture, jewelry, gift baskets and more. Activities for kids including pie eating contest, face painting, sno cones, popcorn and Southmont VFD Smokehouse. Top 25 plus Specialty Awards sponsored and provided by O’Reilly Auto Parts presented at 3:00 pm.

All proceeds benefit the boys and girls who call ACH their “HOME”. American Children’s Home mission is to provide nurturing care to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.

If you are unable to attend the show and would like to make a donation to help the children, mail your check to…American Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1288, Lexington, NC 27293-1288.

Email: cburris@ach-nc.org

For more information:

Phone: 336-357-7126

Website: http://www.ach-nc.org

email: cburris@ach-nc.org

Price: Free


Over the Edge

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Alter White was your average high school teacher…until desperation drove him over the edge and made him “Bad.” In this concert, we explore composers who followed a similar path, highlighting pieces that strayed from the mainstream and stirred up public controversy and outrage.

Jinjoo Cho Winner of the Indianapolis International Violin Competition

Debussy
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Sibelius
Violin Concerto
International Violin Competition
of Indianapolis Winner

Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring

Telephone
336-335-5456 x224

Price: $41 – $53


 

Triad Dog Games kick off in Clemmons over the weekend

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Triad Dog Games kick off in Clemmons this weekend

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CLEMMONS, N.C. — At the Triad Dog Games, you can watch dogs literally jump through hoops and dive into tanks of water as they compete in a variety of events.

The Triad Dog Games are this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons.

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