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Two couples celebrate marriage anniversary
On Sunday, Dec. 13, Juanita and David Caiuiady,
along with Maigiesteene and James McKnight, cele
brated 61 years of marriage with a special dinner at the
Tree Supper Club. The Rev. Dr. Gloria L. Thomas, pas
tor of John Wesley A.M.E. Zion church, presided over
the evening and said a prayer of thanksgiving for the
couple's commitment to the Holy Covenant of mar
riage. Both couples are members of the church and are
very active in the church's ministries. The Cannadys are
parents of five children, six grandchildren and 10 great
grandchildren. The McKnights have one daughter, three
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Boones mark 65th anniversary
Sarah Elizabeth Jenkins and Rudolph Valentine
Boone Sr. celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on
Thursday, Dec. 24 at Trinity Glen, where Sarah is a
patient. Sharon E. Boone,
their daughter, led the group
in prayer, followed by the
reading of the "Love
Scripture" by Billie M.
Matthews. Cards were
exchanged and read
by Sharon and two others.
Tlie celebration concluded
with comments by several
attendees on behalf of the
honorees. Sarah and
Rudolph took advantage of
the opportunity to thank
those present and others for sharing in any and every
way of their lives, as well as in this celebration. Joseph
and Gail Anderson (a part of The Healing Force) pro
vided music for the occasion. Samuel Howard was the
Magnet application period begins Jan. 1
Families can begin applying to magnet schools in
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools for the 2016
17 school year on Friday, Jan. 1 Applications are avail
able online beginning at midnight, and the deadline to
apply to magnet schools is 4:30 pre. on Jan. 25.
Applications can be found at www.wsfcsmagnets.net.
The annual magnet fair is on Saturday, Jan. 9,10 are. to
2 pre. on the lower level of the Benton Convention
WS/FCS offers 20 magnet schools, including pro
grams in visual and performing arts; science, technolo
gy, engineering and math; multiple intelligences; global
and cultural studies; college and career readiness; the
International Baccalaureate Programme; and dual-lan
guage immersion. Speas Global Elementary School, a
Global Schools Network 2015 Award winner, is the dis
trict's newest magnet school and offers a dual-language
immersion program in English and Spanish. Magnet
administrators are available for interviews the week of
Dec. 28, and magnet students, teachers and principals
are available the week of Jan. 4.
Experiment in Self Reliance launches financial
The Experiment in Self Reliance (ESR) will launch
a new program this April called the Road to
Empowerment series. This series will provide six finan
cial literacy classes to individuals in our community and
will teach them the fundamentals of job search and asset
building. The cost to attend is a one-time fee of $10.
Each session is held on Tuesday mornings and Thursday
evenings beginning April 14 (participants only have to
attend one per week). Sessions are two hours long, and
breakfast/dinner will be provided accordingly. All class
es will take place at ESR. For more information, please
contact Kimberly Simms at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at 722-9400 ext. 111.
Arts Council seeks applications for mini-grants
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth
County is seeking applicants for Community
Enrichment Mini-Grants. This program provides com
munity groups and individuals with small-project grant
funds up to $500 that promote creativity and use the arts
as a means of bringing people together. The Community
Enrichment Mini-Grant is open to individual residents,
student and community groups, as well as local busi
nesses in Forsyth County. Criteria for funding include
community benefit and engagement; artistic and/or cul
tural merit; collaborations or partnerships; and commu
nity diversity. Applicants must have additional sources
of financial or in-kind support. Priority will be given to
new applicants. The next deadline is Monday, Jan. 4,
2016, for projects taking place Feb. 1 through May 30,
2016. The final deadline for this fiscal year will be
Monday, April 25, 2016, for projects taking place June
1 through Sept. 30,2016.
For more information about the Community
Enrichment Mini-Grant, contact Dara Silver, director of
Member Services and Grant Programs, at 336-747-1426
or email@example.com. Applications can be down
loaded at www.intothearts.otg.
Gordineer selected for national leadership body
Cindy Gordineer, president and CEO of United Way of
Forsyth County, has been appointed to the National
Professional Council (NPC) of United Ways, a select
group 01 chiet executive officers
from across the country that
focuses on identifying common
challenges and solutions for the
community-based member non
profits. Gordineer will serve a
two-year term beginning Jan. 1,
2016 and ending Dec. 31,2017.
Stacey D. Stewart, US. network
president, appointed Gordineer
to the group. She will join just a
handful of local United Way
executives who are helping
advise United Way Worldwide in setting strategy and
direction for nearly 1,200 United Ways across the
Gordineer joined United Way ofForsyth County in
Kipiinger's: WFU is 24th best value
Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has ranked
Wake Forest University 24th on its 2016 list of the 100
best values in private universities. Kiplinger's annually
ranks best values in private colleges and universities
that combine outstanding economic value with high
quality education. The complete rankings are now avail
able online at Kipiinger.com/links/college and will
appear in print in the February 2016 issue of Kiplinger's
Personal Finance, on newsstands January 5.
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New Year's celebrations
The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds and Bowl Northside
have teamed up for New Year's celebrations today
(Thursday, Dec. 31). For $20 people can skate at the
Fairgrounds Annex from 8 p.m. to 10 pro. and then go to
Bowl Northside for Laser Bowl from 10:30 pro. to 1 aro.
Party favors (hats, beads, noisemakers) are included in the
Bowling Laser Party. Tickets for the combined event can
be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com (search Winston
Salem Fairgrounds) or at the Fairgrounds Annex Box
Office at 414 Deacon Blvd. Tickets may be purchased the
night of the events but they are subject to availability. All
guests must present ticket at Bowling Lanes, otherwise
pricing is regular price for both venues.
Shepherd's Center to offer classes
The Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem will
hold the following classes and workshops at Peace Haven
Baptist Church, 3384 York Road, beginning in January:
?Writing Stories From Your Life, Mondays from 10
aro. to noon. Must pie-register. Call Diana at 336-768
?Beginning yoga, Mondays, 4:00 pro. $2 donation per
class. Call 336-748-0127 to register.
?A Matter of Balance: Fall Prevention. Eight-week
class at no charge. Information session will be held on
Monday, Jan. 11,1:00 pro. Class begins Jan. 18,1 - 3:30
pro., through March 7. Must pre-register as class is limit
ed to 16. Call 336-748-0217 to register.
?First Thursday Craft Club with Joyce Treadway. $5
supply fee. Class limited to 20. To register, call 336-748
?Living Healthy with Chronic Disease, Feb. 25 -
March 31,1- 3:30 p.m. Call 748-0217 to register.
Forsyth County Senior Democrats to meet
The Forsyth County Senior Democrats will hold its
monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 7, at Golden Corral,
4965 University Parkway. Chris Rey, mayor of Spring
Lake and a candidate for the U.S. Senate, will address the
Senior Dems. Rey, a Bronze Star recipient, holds the
degree of Juris Doctor from William & Mary School of
Law. The breakfast buffet is $5 and begins at 8:30 aro.
The meeting begins at 9 aro.
Sincere 1. Kirabo to speak at Unitarian
"More than Words: Expanding the Scope of
Humanism" will be presented on Thursday, Jan. 7, 7 to
8:30 pm. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4055
Robinhood Road. Author and social critic Sincere T.
Kirabo will discuss ways human
ist circles can more directly
address racial justice and achieve
better inclusion. Kirabo writes
about social justice, atheism, cul
ture and politics from an intersec
tional approach. He is a regional
director with American Atheists.
This is sponsored by Humanism
with Heart, a discussion and serv
ice group at the Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship. For L
more information, contact the
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
at 336-659-0331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
City holding Small Business Plan Contest
The city is holding its Small Business Plan Contest in
2016 and will hold an information meeting Jan. 7 for
entrepreneurs interested in participating. The meeting will
be held at 6 p.m. in Room 530 of the Stuart Municipal
Building, 100 E. First St., Winston-Salem. The
Community and Business Development Department is
sponsoring the contest to promote small business and job
creation by helping entrepreneurs develop sound business
plans. The two winning business plans will each receive a
$5,000 grant for start-up costs and up to $5 ,000 in a poten
tial matching micro-loan. More information is available at
CityofWS.org/CBD, or call Ken Millett at 336-747-7472.
WSFCS Magnet Fair
Families can learn more about all 20 schools at the
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools' annual magnet
fair on Saturday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lower
level of the Benton Convention Center. The fair will fea
ture student performances, exhibits and more.
150th anniversary of 'Alice in Wonderland'
Gary Taylor's "Fairy Tale Series" returns Jan. 9 to
Winston-Salem Festival Ballet for a 150th anniversary
celebration of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland."
This year Alice joins her fairytale friends the Tortoise &
the Hare and the Ugly Duckling in a one-act production
designed specifically for the delight of young people. The
show is on Jan. 9 at the Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N.
Spruce St., with performances at 11 a.m. and 2 pjn. Doors
open at 10 a.m. and 1 pjn. respectively, so audience mem
bers can take part in themed activities such as face paint
ing, meeting the dancers in costume, and photo and auto
graph opportunities. Tickets can be purchased through the
Hanesbrands Theatre Box office at 336-747-1414, or
online at wwwjhodesartscenter.tix.com. Tickets range
from $27.25 - $30.50. For further information visit
www.winstonsalemfestivalballet.org or contact Brittany
Petruzzi at 336- 403-0232 or email bpetnizzi@winston
Free pressure mapping clinic for wheelchair users
A free pressure mapping clinic will be held on
Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 6 pjn. in the 3rd floor Sticht Center
rehabilitation gym. Pressure mapping lets you see on a
computerized display if your seat cushion relieves pres
sure. A physical therapist will be on hand, as well as seat
ing vendors, a lift, and assistants to help anyone with
transfers who need it. To see actual pressure maps done on
real patients, or to learn more about pressure mapping,
sure_map.asp. To register, call or text 919-673-3703.
Sierra Club Foothills meeting
The Sierra Club will meet Thursday, Jan. 14 at the
Single Brothers Workshop, 10 Academy St. in Old Salem.
Marilyn McGee will describe the role coyotes play in the
ecosystem. McGee, the state representative for Project
Coyote, is a teacher at Poplar Springs Elementary School
in Stokes County. The meeting begins 6:30 pin. with a
potluck meal, followed by announcements and the presen
tation. All are welcome to the free event. For more infor
mation, contact Cornelia Barr, 336- 409-2772 or email:
Raising Dollars for Scholars
The Winston-Salem State University Department of
Athletics is soliciting support for the inaugural
BOND.SCORE.WIN! - Raising Dollars for Scholars
fundraising event dedicated to the Rams male athletics
programs. The breakfast event calls for men to join the
Rams for a morning of empowerment, unity, brotherhood
and bonding around guest speaker WSSU Alumnus
Stephen A. Smith, commentator of ESPN First Take. The
event will be held Jan. 16 at 9 a.m. in the Grand Pavilion
Ballroom at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 460 N. Cherry St.
For tickets, go to www.wssu.edu/tickets.
Remembering John Biggers
The Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts presents,
"Remembering John Biggers," an exhibition of prints and
drawings by Dr. John T. Biggers (1924-2001), an African
American muralist, painter and educator now through Jan.
30, 2016 at Delta Arts Center, located at 2611 New
Walkertown Road. The exhibit features works from
Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts' permanent collection and
the works from private and public collections across the
state. Biggers, a native of Gastonia, came into prominence
after the Harlem Renaissance and was often called "a can
vas master of the human condition." Visit
wwwDeltaArtsCenter.org or call 336-722-2625 for more
Night to Shine Prom
Night to Shine Prom, sponsored by the Tim Tebow
Foundation, will take place on Feb. 12, 2016, at First
Christian Church Ministries, 1130 N. Main St.,
Kernersville, from 6 to 9 pjn. for students with special
needs. The prom will include a red carpet entrance. The
honored guests receive either a crown or a tiara to serve as
a reminder that they are all kings and queens.
If you know of someone with special needs who
would like to participate, please register at
American Legion Post 128 fish fry
A fish fry is held every Thursday evening from 7 to 9
p.m. at 4817 Old Rural Hall Road to support and serve the
community. The funds also support the Post.
Karaoke Night is every second Friday of the month
from 8 to 10 p.m. at Camel City Elks Lodge on 1405 N.
Patterson Ave. There will be cash prize winners judged by
the audience from 10 pin. to 1 ajn. Music is by DJ Rid.
and sponsored by the Magnificent Seniors Social Club.
Food and Clothing Giveaway
Love Community Development Corporation, 3980 N.
Liberty St., serves those in need of food and clothes every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 3 pm. JobLink
is also available Monday through Friday from 10 am. to
4 p.m. for those needing resumes or who are looking for a
job. For more information, call 336-306-8119.
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3 join professional homeowner association manager
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
GREENSBORO ? Association Management Group
(AMG), one of the Carolinas' largest professional home
owner association managers with five offices in North and
South Carolina, recently added three new staff members to
its Greensboro office.
Day la Maddox, Melissa Cook and lyanna Waddell
have joined AMG's community management team. They
will work with Triad communities to help their volunteer
boards organize and conduct board meetings; prepare
budgets and funding reserves; draft assessment collection
policies and procedures; create, implement and enforce
rales and governing documents; collect delinquent pay
ments, prepare financial statements and reporting methods
and operations; evaluate risk management and insurance
programs; implement maintenance programs; prepare bid
requests and identify key contract provisions; and recruit,
select and manage personnel.
Over the last two decades AMG has built a nationally
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communities and, ultimately, increase property values.
AMG is a professional community association man
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in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Raleigh,
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For more about AMG, visit twww.amgworld.com.