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Jimmy’s Seafood & Oyster Bar Closed – After being open for ten years Jimmy’s Seafood & Oyster Bar closed this week. They were located on 3440 Frontis Street off South Stratford Road and Hanes Mall Blvd. The owners Jimmy & Dennis Paloumbas plan to convert the space to Sixty Six Pizzeria Bar and Grill sometime in early 2015.



JAN 9 AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS NIGHT American Legion Post 55, 111 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC. 6pm, no cover, live music, food, crockpot palooza, soups, stew & chili. Jill Stokes 336-724-0660.

WhitackerparkimageR. J. Reynolds donates part of Whitaker Park to a new partnership. – R J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. just announced they will be donating to the community is its biggest – and likely last – major infrastructure.
It is providing the majority of its Whitaker Park campus to Whitaker Park Development Authority Inc. (WPDA). Whitaker Park is located at Reynolds Blvd and N. Cherry St. The partnership is made up of Winston-Salem Business Inc., the Winston-Salem Alliance and Wake Forest University.

The donation consists of 120 acres, which the group is calling “prime commercial and industrial land,” along with buildings totaling 1.7 million square feet. The plant and most of the properties will be transferred by Reynolds over the next 12 to 24 months. Plans are still being developed of what uses the property will be used for economic development.



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The Homeless Point-in-Time Count needs volunteers on Wednesday, January 28

The Homeless Point-in-Time Count is a one day, unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families in Forsyth County. The count, coordinated by United Way of Forsyth County and the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Homeless Council, helps determine the extent of homelessness in the community and data will be used to plan services for the homeless throughout the year. Through efforts in the community to reduce homelessness, chronic homelessness is down over 50% and veteran homelessness is down over 72% in the last seven years. In November, Winston-Salem Forsyth County and Guilford County were selected to participate in Zero 2016, a national campaign to end veteran and chronic homelessness. Mayors Joines and Vaughan announced a partnership to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015.

Volunteers are needed to help out with the identification and counting of people who are sleeping outside on Wednesday, January 28, 2014. Volunteers will count in groups of 4 to 5 throughout the county for two shifts, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. and 12 a.m. – 4 a.m. Organizers will be assembling bags of necessities to hand out to homeless men and women and are seeking donations of winter hats, mittens, scarves, gloves, socks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, small bottles of lotion, chapstick (lip balm), canned foods with pop-tops or pre-packaged food, sunscreen and bottled water.

Volunteers may register by visiting or by calling 336-721-9378. Donations may be delivered to the Bethesda Center.