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

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
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Cost: $150.00 (per person) / $500.00 (per team – 4 players)
336.251.1441 / mswicegood@wsfirst.com
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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.

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