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Wake Forest Baptist one of five centers receiving
$5.3 million NIH grant
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, University of
Horida Health and four other institutions have received a
hree-year $5 J million grant to study whether or not reduc
ng this inflammation could help avert loss of mobility in
Researchers know that low-grade chronic inflammation
s a risk factor for disability, impaired mobility and slower
walking speed. The newly funded pilot study, called
'Enabling Reduction of Low-Grade Inflammation in
seniors", or ENRGISE, will test whether fish oil and the
>lood pressure drug losartan ? which have been shown to
ower inflammation ? could improve physical function.
The research will take place at four institutions in addi
ion to Wake Forest Baptist and UF. The investigators
nclude Michael Miller, Ph.D.; Mark Espeland, PhD.;
Stephen Kritchevsky, Ph.D.; and Daniel Beavers, PhD. at
Wake Forest Baptist. Other investigators are from
Jniversity of Florida, Northwestern University, Tufts
Jniversity, University of Pittsburgh and University of
Memorial Industrial School added to the National
The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural
lesources announced that Memorial Industrial School in
lorthem Forsyth County has been added to the National
Register of Historic Places. The school in northern Forsyth
bounty is of statewide historic importance as an orphanage
or African-Americans, one of only two large, accredited
'acilities in the state with this purpose. Contributions from
he Duke Endowment and local philanthropists subsidized
he campus acquisition, construction, and operation begui
ling in 1925. The cottage-type rural campus is also archi
ecturally significant as a cohesive, intact orphanage
mcompassing a central administration building, three resi
iential cottages, a power plant, and a superintendent's
louse arranged around a central drive and expansive lawn.
YMCA begins statewide membership benefit
As of Nov. 1, full facility/full privilege YMCA mem
>ers in North Carolina have the flexibility to use other Y
'acilities throughout the state, at no extra charge.
YMCAs across North Carolina are participating in the
leciprocal Membership Program that allows members to
risit any Y as part of their membership with no additional
sharge. Members belong to the branch they use more than
50 percent of the time, but can visit other facilities as part
)f their membership.
In the Northwest North Carolina area, the new partner
ship also includes the Gateway YWCA in Winston-Salem.
3ateway YWCA members will be able to visit any of the
16 branches within the YMCA of Northwest North
The Gateway YWCA includes the Helen C. Hanes
\quatic Center with an eight-lane competition pool and the
argest indoor Water Park in the Winston-Salem area. The
YWCA also includes a fitness center, three group exercise
studios, and a wide range of exercise classes, as well as
AAU regulation-size basketball courts and indoor-track.
The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina includes 16
ocations in Forsyth, Stokes, Davie, Yadkin, Iredell,
Wilkes, and Alexander Counties. The' new membership
structure allows Y members to access more pool space,
lundreds of group exercise class offerings, more gym
space, racquetball courts, as well as specialty programs
ncluding Hot Yoga, CrossFit at three locations, Les Mills
jRIT, and state-of-the-art Training Centers. When you join
he YMCA, you also receive three free uFit sessions with a
Wellness Coach to help members set and achieve goals.
Details about the program can be found on the YMCA's
website at ymcanwnc.org/MyYisEveryY.
Walkertown Middle School project completed
Matthew Poston's DonorsGioose.org project is one of
nore than 70 receiving funding in Horace Mann's "Seventy
n 70" giveaway. The giveaway celebrates Horace Mann's
70 years of helping educators reach their financial goals,
iy funding supplies through DonorsChoose.org, Horace
Vlann helps limit personal resources teachers spend in the
Poston, a seventh grade science teacher at Walkertown
Middle School in Walkertown, will use his preserved frog
ipecimens to teach students about organ systems.
The "Seventy in 70" giveaway funded more than 70
XinorsChoose.org projects throughout the nation, a total of
535,000 in donations. DonorsChoose.org is a website
ivhere teachers post requests for classroom supplies or
ools, and donors choose to fund them. Since starting its
lartnership with DonorsChoose.org in 2011, Horace Mann
las funded more than $3 million dollars in projects, and its
igents have also taught teachers about the program and
ihown them how to post projects.
"We know from our own educator surveys that teachers
ipend a lot of their own resources in the classroom," said
ocal Horace Mann agent Lacy Dorsett. "Our partnership
vith DonorsChoose.org helps die teachers get the supplies
hey need to engage their students."
DCCC President receives Triad Business Journal
Davidson County Community College President Dr.
dary E. Kittling is receiving recognition as one of this
gear's Most Influential People in The Triad by the 'Triad
Each year, the 'Triad Business Journal" unveils a list of
ndividuals who are influential in the region and are recog
lized for being committed to helping the Triad region
In announcing this year's recipients, the Business
ournal states, "influence means different things to differ
:nt people. For this list, inclusion is not guaranteed by
leing at the helm of a major employer or a powerful insti
ution. It is not defined by how many boards an individual
.its on, but rather how an individual is making a difference
vith such organization."
Dr. Rittling states, "As an educator, you hope to signif
cantly and positively impact your students ana colleagues,
king recognized for this notable award is very humbling
ind an honor that would not be possible without the support
rf members of the DCCC community. I am very fortunate."
Dr. Rittling will be personally honored, along with oth
;rs acknowledged for this award, at a reception today (Nov.
5) at High Point University. All awardees will have the
:hance to hear the "State of the Region" address presented
>y the Piedmont Triad Partnership and celebrate with the
Hanes Hosiery center closed for
The Hanes Hosiery Community
Center at 501 Reynolds Blvd. is
closed through Friday, Nov. 6, for
plumbing repairs. The local Punt
Pass and Kick competition scheduled
at the center for 6 p.m. today (Nov.
5), will be held on the ball field.
Black Chamber meeting
The Winston _ Salem Black
Chamber of Commerce will have its
monthly meeting, today (Nov. 5) at
6:30 p.m. at The Enterprise Center,
1922 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.
Derick Scales, owned of
Occupational Testing Solutions, will
share his experience of security a
contract with the City of Winston
Salem facilitated by the Winston
Salem Black Chamber of Commerce.
The meeting is free and open to the
public. Meet and Greet 6 to 6:30 p.m.
The meeting states at 6:30 p.m.
Questions? Contact Gloria Hairston,
Program and Events Chair, 336-391
Environmental Movement will show
the movie "Merchants of Doubt."
The movie will be shown today
(Nov. 5) 7 to 9 p.m. at
Temple Emanuel, 201 Oakwood
Drive, near Thruway Shopping
Center. Contact phone and email
Gayle Tuch, cell: (336) 407
2767; firstname.lastname@example.org. This
film addresses the use of question
able public relations tactics by tobac
co companies and corporations to
mis-educate the public.
Final sale of Angelou items
RCW Auctions is in the process
of preparing to sell the final items
being sold to the public from Dr.
Maya Angelou's estate. The third and
final sale will be at RCW Auctions
auction house on Saturday, Nov. 7. It
includes office contents including the
desk and chair where Dr. Angelo
wrote her books and poems. A pre
view day is scheduled for Friday,
Nov. 6. Go to http://wwwjcwauc
tions.com to find a link to what will
be sold. Call Robert 336-757-2182 or
Chelle at 336-757-2561 for informa
Senior Democrats meeting
The Forsyth County Senior
Democrats will meet on today (Nov.
5) at 9 ajn. at the Golden Corral,
located at 4965 University Parkway.
NC Attorney General, a candidate for
Governor of NC, will address the
Forsyth County Senior Democrats.
His topic will be "Getting out the
vote". Members and guests wanting
the breakfast buffet and/or beverages
will be able to enter the restaurant
' beginning at 8:30 am. For more
information, contact Jim Shaw at
336-767-0860, 336-287-5053 or
Voter rights forum
There will be a voter rights forum
on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. at the Westover Recreation
Center, located at 267 Bonanza Drive
in Fayetteville. The forum is free and
open to the public. Publishers will
engage in messaging and outreach in
order to ensure that all who wish to
get involved with the task of protect
ing and expanding voting rights will
know how to get involved. For more
information, go to
The Johnson C. Smith University
Winston Salem Area Alumni will
hold a college admissions session on
Saturday Nov. 7 at 10:15 a.m. at
Southside Library, located at 3185
Buchanan St. The topics of discus
sion will include JCSU admissions
process, scholarship award criteria,
university overview and more. The
guest speaker will be Mr. James
Burrell Director of Admissions at
Johnson C. Smith University. The
session is open to all interested stu
dents, parents, friends and others
wishing to learn more about JCSU.
For more information, go to
Veterans' Day parade
There will be a Veterans' Day
parade on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m.
in Winston-Salem. The parade will
start at Fourth and Broad streets, to
Liberty St. and then to Business 40.
Any veterans, businesses or non
political organizations are to contact
Walter Emery, parade coordinator at
336-766-8087 or email
Veterans' claims clinic canceled
The U.S. Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA), Winston-Salem
Regional Office, and Goodwill
Industries were to host a walk-in
clinic, resource center, and Town hall
for Veterans, family members and the
public to provide assistance with VA
claims, Loan Guaranty, Vocational
Rehabilitation and Education bene
fits on Nov. 7. But it has been can
celed. For more information, contact
Kori Mabe at 336-251-6493.
Award-winning script writer,
filmmaker, creative writing and spo
ken word educator 'Nathan Ross
Freeman will conduct a Ten-Minute
Play workshop: Structure, Approach
and Adaptation, on Saturday, Nov. 7,
from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at
Authoring Action, 624 W. Sixth St.,
Winston-Salem, where Freeman
serves as artistic director. The work
shop, sponsored by Winston-Salem
Writers, will kick off the Ten-Minute
Play competition which opens Nov.
15. The contest closes in January and
the winning plays will be performed
in a staged reading in April. The
workshop is free and open to the
public. To register or for more infor
mation, contact Susan Williamson at
or visit www.wswriters.org.
The High Point Public Library
will host a book festival for local
authors on Saturday, Nov. 7 from
noon to 4 p.m. at 901 N. Main St. in
High Point. Traditionally published
and self-published authors from High
Point will be invited to showcase
their work at the festival. The library
will also accept published authors
from other parts of Guilford County
as space allows. Authors will have
space to sell and showcase their
work. Also Jim and Joyce Lavene,
bestselling mystery authors, will host
a workshop entitled "Tall Tales:
Myths and Lies About Self
Publishing vs. Traditional
Publishing" from 12:30 p.m. to 2
p.m. For more information or authors
interested in participating, contact
Nancy Metzner at 336-883-3650 or
Annual Scout Day
Old Salem Museum and Gardens
will host Boys and Girls Scouts from
North Carolina for its annual Scout
Day on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 600 S.
Main St. Each year scouts explore
Old Salem and learn about its rich
history. Activities will include play
ing a Native American game, color
ing a German Fraktur, Germanic
style cooking and more. Discounted
Scout ticket prices of $9 per child
and $14 per adult are available with
advance reservations and prepay
ment through Oct. 30. For further
information, go to
'Evening of Whimsy'
Book marks is hosting "An
Evening of Whimsy", to celebrate to
150th anniversary of the publication
of "Alice in Wonderland", by Lewis
Carroll on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at
the Millennium Center at 101 W.
Fifth St. As part of the event,
Bookmarks will feature England
based international bestselling
author, Gregory Maguire, on one of
his few stops during the 11 days he is
in the United States. Maguire is the
author of Wicked (the basis for the
Tony Award-winning Broadway
musical of the same name) and his
newly released book. After Alice, a
retelling of Carroll's classic. Book
sales will be on site by Bookmarks.
Tickets are $55 per person and $100
for two people. For more information
and to purchase the tickets, go to
vent/1628535 or call 1-800-838
'The Boxcar Children'
Twin City Stage presents, "The
Boxcar Children," opening on
Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the
HanesBrands Theatre, located at 209 i
N. Spruce St. Additional performanc
es will be on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7
p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.
Based on the book classic series by
Gertrude Chandler Warner, orphaned
and in danger of being sent to differ
ent foster homes, the four Alden sib
lings run away and make their home
in an abandoned railroad boxcar.
Pursued by the authorities and a mys
terious stranger, the children discov- 1
er the rewards and perils of life on
the run, as well as the joy of keeping
their family together. Tickets are $15.
For more information or to purchase
a ticket, go to
Humane Solution Spay/Neuter
Program and West End Cafe are host
ing a Spay-ghetti Benefit Dinner
Sunday, Nov. 8 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
at West End Cafe, 926 W. Fourth St. i
Supporters may dine in or take out. i
All proceeds help cover the cost of i
spay/neuter surgeries for low-income
pet owners as part of Humane
Solution's "Spay it Forward" cam
paign. Dinner includes spaghetti with
or without meatballs, salad, bread,
beverage and dessert. Adult meals
are $12; seniors and children under
12 are $8. Please be prepared to pay
for your ticket with cash or credit
card only. For more information, call
336-782-3779 or visit
Caregiver brunch and learn
There will be a caregiver brunch
and learn on Monday, Nov. 9 from
10:15 aan. to 12:15 p.m. at Senior
Services, located at 2895 Shorefair
Drive. Registration is at 10:15 a.m.
This session is in recognition of
Veteran's Day entitled "Caregiving
Information on Veteran Benefits".
Jpdith Marsh, Outreach Specialist for
the Public Contact Team at the
Winston-Salem VA Office, will share
information and answer questions
about benefits and services available
for veterans and their families in
North Carolina. Refreshments will
be available throughout the morning.
Space is limited so reservations are
required. To make a reservation or
for more information, call 336-721
The North Carolina State
Beauticians & Cosmetologists
Association Inc. Western Regional
presents Design Essential's
Education & Styling Team 2015 Hair
Symposium featuring "Design
Essential" for continuing education
credits Monday, Nov. 9,10 a.m. to 2
p.m. at Hampton Inn, 1990 Hampton
Inn Ct., Winston-Salem .Cost is $25.
Participants will receive four
Continuing Educational Hours. For
more information contact a local
Design Essential representative, Dr.
Deborah Alford at 336-650-1003 or
Dr. Earline White at 336-816-0571.
Free Film Showing
The Stroke/Cancer Survivors
Organization will be showing the
film, "Eating: The Chance to Save
Your Life!" at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30
pan. Tuesday, Nov. 10 on the second
floor of the Enterprise Center, 1922
Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The
film reveals how eating processed
meats can cause cancer, stroke and
heart disease, the leading causes of
disability and premature death in
America. The showing is free and
open to the public. For more infor
mation or to RSVP contact John
Raye at (336)782-8383 or by email at
Veterans' Day Open House
The HARRY Veterans
Community Outreach Services, Inc.
is having a Veterans' Day open house
on Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. at 897 Peters Creek
Parkway, Suite 102. There will be
light refreshments and gift bags. For
more information, call 336-725
Veteran's Day employment fair
Goodwill Industries of Northwest
North Carolina is hosting a job fair at
Goodwill, 2701 University Parkway,
on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The event
begins with a continental breakfast at
8 a.m., followed by the job fair from
9 a.m. until 11 a.m. The job fair is
open to anyone seeking employment.
Participants are asked to bring copies
of their resume, and are encouraged
to wear business attire. For more
information, email Sandy Jolley,
email@example.com, or call
336-724-3621 extension 1212.
Sierra club meeting
The Sierra Club will meet on
Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at the
Single Brothers Workshop, located at
10 Academy Street in Old Salem.
Frank Holleman III, Senior Litigator
for the Southern Environmental Law
Center will discuss: Should Duke
Energy Be Forced To Stop Violating
Clean-Water Laws?" Light refresh
ments will be served. For more infor
mation, contact Cornelia Barr at 336
409-2772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Triad Association of Black
Journalists will have a resume work
shop on Saturday, Nov. 14 from
12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Reynolds
Center of Greensboro College cam
pus, located at 1015 W. Market St.
There will be a professional journal
ists panel, one-on-one resume cri
tiques and interviews, portfolio tips
and more. The community is invited
to attend. To register, go to
https:/ / gsoresume .eventbrite .com.
Anderson Class of 1966
Anderson High School Class of
1966 will meet at Delta Fine Arts
Center, 2611 New Walkertown Road,
on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. For
more information, contact Clyde
Moore at 336-761-0668.