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Downtown Street Study/Business 40 Project
Transportation planners will hold a drop-in session today (July 9), to
present findings and proposed concepts for changes in downtown streets
that would take effect when Business 1-40 is rebuilt. The session will
include information about bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. It will
be held from 5 pjn. - 7 p.m. at the Old Salem Visitor's Center on 900 Old
Salem Rd. It is a follow-up to meetings held May 28 and June 16 to gather
public input. There will be no formal presentation. Residents may drop in
any time. In addition to the Downtown Street Study, planners will also
present Business 40 renderings and a flyover of the corridor showing the
bridges, retaining walls, noise wall concepts and a parallel multi-use path.
For more information call CityLink 311.
The Salvation Army Academy of Music and Arts in partnership with
Winston-Salem Symphony will have their Summer conservatory
Midsummer Concert on Friday, July 10 at 6 pm. on 1411 S. Broad St.
Featured performance by brass, violin, piano, guitar and percussion stu
dent ensembles. For more information call 336-725-9923.
Jazz at the Bistro
The Winston-Salem Hotel and Spa will have the "Jazz at the Bistro"
on Friday, July 10 at 7 p.m. on 3050 University Pkwy. Admission is $10.
Featured artist will be Keyboardist and National Smooth Jazz Recording
Artist George Freeman Jr. There will be spoken word and door prizes.
There will also be food and a cash bar available. For more information
call 855-888-0350 or go to www.patriciahallstudios.net.
Growing Amazing Tomatoes
The Walkertown Library will be having a seminar on growing toma
toes on Saturday, July 11 at 10:30 am. on 2969 Main St. in Walkertown.
Extension Master Gardner Volunteer, Wallace Williamson will discuss
everything you need to know to grow amazing tomatoes including soil
preparation, variety selection, heirloom vs. hybrids, and more. Admission
if free. For more information or to register, call 336-703-2990.
The Local NAACP Chapter is sponsoring a welcome reception on
Saturday, July 11 from 6 pm. - 8 pm. at 4130 Oak Ridge Dr. This recep
tion is for members, visitors and participants attending the Voting Rights
Trial, March and Rally on July 13. For more information contact Ike
Howard at 336-287-4861.
The Dixie Classic Fair Farmers Market is looking for participants of
all ages to compete for a share of $200 in prize money during its second
annual "Aw Shucks" corn-shucking contest on Saturday, July 11 at 9 a.m.
There is no charge to enter and all the com shucked during the contest will
be donated to the Samaritan Inn Soup Kitchen. The contest is open to all
ages. Contestants will compete in two age groups: 12 and under, and any
one over 12. Winners in each group will receive ribbons and cash prizes
of $50, $30 and $20 for first, second and third place respectively. The
deadline for entries is Thursday, July 9. To enter or for more information
call 336- 655-9785 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
"Because We Care" Forum
The Black Women's Agenda, Inc., and AARP will be having a forum
on Saturday, July 11 from 2 pm. - 4 pm. at the M.C. Benton Convention
Center, North Main Hall A on 201 W. Fifth St. Registration is at 1:30 p.m.
This event will also include a health fair with information and screenings
provided by local health care providers. For more information, call 336
418-0366 or e-mail email@example.com.
Plant Propagation program
The Arboretum at Tanglewood Park will host a plant propagation pro
gram on Wednesday, July 15 at 11 a.m. on 4201, Manor House Cir. in
Clemmons. Scott Welbom, Forsyth County Horticulture Agent and
Director of the Arboretum and Gardens at Tanglewood Park, will discuss
and demonstrate plant propagation in the forms of cuttings, layering and
grafting. He will also discuss the tools and materials necessary to be suc
cessful. Admission is free but space is limited. To register, call 336-703
Countermand Amendment Seminars
Charles Kacprowicz, Founder and National Director of Citizen
Initiatives, will be the featured speaker at several Countermand
Amendment Seminars on Friday, July 17. The two locations he will be
speaking is at the Cities Grill and Bar on 2438 S. Strafford Rd., from noon
- 2 p.m., and at the Carriage House Restaurant on 1409 S. Strafford Rd.,
from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. There will be a Q&A Session. Seating is limited. For
more information go to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-374-0009.
The Big Chill
The Shalom Project, in partnership with The Dash and BB&T
Ballpark is hosting The Big Chill: an afternoon of ice-cream and baseball
on Sunday, July 19 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the BB&T Ballpark. Ticket
prices are $6 per person from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. at the Founder's Club
Entrance at the gate of the Ballpark. The price of each ticket includes
entrance to The Big Chill and a lawn seat for that day's ballgame! At 4:00
p.m. all gates at the ballpark will open; however, entrance to the
Founder's Club/Big Chill will be $2 on top of the ticket price to the game.
For more information or interested in participating, please contact Scott
Chappell by phone at 336.721.0606 or by email at
Matter of Balance
The Peace Haven in partnership with The Shepard's Center and the
Piedmont Triad Regional Council on Aging will have a Matter of
Balance: Fall Prevention classes starting on Monday, July 20 and will ^
continue weekly on Mondays for eight weeks from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The -
classes will be held at the Peace Haven Baptist Church on 3384 York Rd.
Information session will be Monday, July 13 at 1 p.m. To register for the t
classes contact The Shepard's Center at 336-748-0217. for additional <
information contact Allison Gollon at 336-703-3147. t
Community Fish Fry
The Freedom Tree at IDR is hosting a fundraiser and community fish
fry on Saturday, July 25 from noon to 4 p.m. at Lienbach Shelter on 3511
Sally Kirk Road. Meal tickets are $10 per person with discount options
available. All proceeds will go to the IDR. For tickets contact the Rev.
Willard Bass at 240-751-5000 or 336-671-8226, or come to the IDR
office at Green Street United Methodist Church on 639 S. Green St.
ADA 25th Anniversary
Several local groups are hosting the 25th anniversary of the passage
of The American with Disabilities Act on Friday, July 24 from 2 p.m. - 7
p.m. at the Triad Park in Kernersville at Shelters 6 and 7. There will be
live entertainment, food vendors, information booths, guest speakers and
more. Admission is free. For information or to volunteer, contact Mark
Steele, ADA25 Steering Committee Chair at 336-767-7060 or
msteele @ theadaptables .com.
Blue and White Summer Bali
The Garden of Iris is hosting a Blue and White Summer Ball on
Saturday, July 25 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Post 128 on 4817 Old Rural
Hall Rd. A donation of $10 will include food and door prizes. For more ]
information, contact Dianne Porter at 336-740-6111.
Youth Character Football League
Registration for the Youth Character Football League 2015 is under- ]
way. The cost is $125. There's flag football, contact football, cheerlead
ing, flag dancers and a drumline team. Deadline is Aug. 1. For more infor
mation, contact the YCFL Director, Tom Brown at 336-486-7566 or e
mail him at djtomSI @gmail.com.
Citizen Fire Academy
The Winston-Salem Fire Department is accepting applications for the
Citizen Fire Academy, to be held Mondays.from 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 10 -
Sept. 28. Participants will learn about fire department operations and
receive hands-on experience in fire and life safety, including an opportu
nity to ride along on emergency calls. Topics will include department
operations, first aid, fire prevention, fire extinguisher training, personal
protective equipment and 911 communications. The Citizen Fire
Academy is free and is open to residents 18 and older. Participants will be
selected through an application process and must commit to attending all
eight class meetings. Class size is limited. Applications must be received
by Aug. 5. Apply online at CityofWSFire.org. For more information or to
apply, call 336-773-7965 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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will benefit from Bob's
leadership in the critical
area of communicating The
Salvation Army's good
news of the Army's twenty
two programs and services
Forsyth, Davie, Stokes and
Bob says, "The oppor
tunity to work for an organ
ization that does as much
good as The Salvation
Army in the city I love was
too good to pass up. I hope
1 can play my part to
increase awareness of the
incredibly important serv
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provides to the Winston
The Happy Hill Reunion draws large crowds every year to Happy Hill Park.
Happy Hill Reunion
set for Friday
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
The 22nd annual Happy Hill Community Reunion will be celebrated 7-10 pjn.
Friday, July 10, at the William C. Sims Sr. Neighborhood Center, 1201 Alder St.
It's the oldest reunion among all the African-American reunions in Winston-Salem.
The theme for this year is "The Importance of A Father in the Community ."
The speakers for this year reunion are: Phillip Carter, Bishop Todd Fulton and
Thomas Orr, all from the Happy Hill Community.
The New Dynamic Voices of Praises from Mount Airy, N.C., with the Happy Hill
community's own Brian Manns, will be among the performers for Friday night.
Other participants will be Alice Bitting doing sign-up for the Colored Elementary
School Project; Maurice Johnson, sign ups for volunteers for the Happy Hill Gravesite;
Tun Howell, Happy Hill History Display; and Cheryl Harry, sale of the African
American Communities in Winston-Salem book.
T-shirts will be on sale for $10 on Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10 at the Sims
community center. All monies will be applied to the budget for 2016 and 2017.
The Happy Hill Reunion is going through a reconstruction period under the 5 R's
which are as follows: Reunion (bring former residents together for the common good):
Reconnect (come together for the purpose for a great history of the oldest community in
Winston-Salem for African-Americans); Replenish (to donate money and volunteer
hours to help the Happy Hill Reunion for Friday and Saturday); and Respect (to respect
senior citizens, young children, babies and the laws of the City of Winston-Salem in
Happy Hill Park or any other parks).
Cedric "The Voice" Moser will be in charge of sounds for the Fnday program.
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NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY ON AKRON DRIVE (SJ*. 2264)
IN WINSTON-SALEM, FORSYTH COUNTY
TIP Project No. B-4746
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will hold an in
formal public meeting regarding the proposed replacement of the Bridge No.
229 over Norfolk Southern Railway on Akron Drive (S Jl. 2264) in Winston
Salem. Forsyth County.
This meeting will take place on July 28 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Smith
Reynolds Airport Main Terminal Building (Departure Lounge), 3801 North
Liberty Street. Winston-Salem. ? .
The purpose of this meeting is for NCDOT representatives to provide design
information, and answer questions regarding this project. The opportunity to
submit written comments will also be provided at the meeting or by mail until
August 11. Interested citizens may attend at any time during the above men
tioned hours. Note: There will not be a formal presentation.
NCDOT proposes to replace the bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railway on
Akron Drive (S.R. 2264) in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County. The current
bridge needs replacement to better handle the traffic flow which includes a va
riety of vehicles including heavy trucks. A portion of Akron Drive will also
be resurfaced. The purpose of this project is to make the bridge safer for the
Project maps are available online at http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/publicmeet
For additional information, contact Theresa Ellerby, NCDOT Project Engineer
at 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1548 or by phone: (919) 707
6020 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with
Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in this meeting.
Anyone requiring special services should contact Anamika Laad at
email@example.com or 919-707-6072 as early as possible so that arrangements
can be made.
NCDOT will provide interpretive services upon request for persons who do
not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand Eng
lish. Kindly request it prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.
The Chronicle July 9,16 and 23,2015