Fairgrounds Annex ice rink closed through Nov. 16
The ice rink in the Fairgrounds Annex has been closed
for repairs and is not expected to reopen until Nov. 16.
Troubleshooting of a faulty compressor used to make ice
revealed that an incorrect form of glycol was used in the
chilling system. Repairs are scheduled to begin Monday,
Nov. 9, when the proper equipment and supplies are in
hand. Once the glycol is replaced it will take several days
to build up a new ice sheet. The Fairgrounds staff apolo
gizes for the inconvenience. For more information call
Survey posted on Miller Park improvements
Recreation and Parks is soliciting input from citizens
about their priorities for improving Miller Park.
Citizens can go online to give their opinions on the
importance of such measures as safety, lighting, accessibil
ity, historic preservation and more^A link to the survey is
posted at WePlay.ws. "
In November 2014, voters approved $2 million in
bonds to renovate and redevelop the park. For more infor
mation call CityLink 311.
Doctor named signature chefs auction chair
The Greater Triad Division of March of Dimes
announced that Dr. Bill Satterwhite, Chief Health and
Wellness Officer for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center as
the 2015 Winston-Salem Signature Chefs Auction Chair.
The event will be held Friday, Nov. 13, beginning at 6
p.m. at The Embassy Suites.
The Winston-Salem Signature Chefs Auction is a gour
met extravaganza and auction, which pays tribute to some
of the finest chefs and restaurants in the area. These partic
ipants will prepare a culinary array of their unique special
ties for event guests. In addition, live and silent auctions
will offer a variety of items, including travel, entertainment
and dining packages.
Red Cross introduces RapidPass online
American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now
help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross
RapidPass online health history system. RapidPass stream
lines the donation experience by allowing donors to com
plete pre-donation reading and health history questions
online from the convenience of a computer at home or
work. It became available to donors locally on Monday,
Oct. 26 and is expected to reduce the time donors with a
RapidPass spend at blood drives by up to 15 minutes. To
get a RapidPass on the day of a blood donation, donors
should visit http://wwwjedcrossblood.org/rapid-pass, com
plete all of the questions, then print their RapidPass or
show it on a mobile device when they come to donate.
Though an appointment isn't needed to use RapidPass,
donors are encouraged to make an appointment by using
the http://www.redcrosblood.org/bloodapp, visiting
http://www.redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED
CROSS, to further expedite their donation.
Executive changes announced at RAI
and its operating companies
Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) announced several
executive changes at both RAI and its largest subsidiary,
RJ. Reynolds Tobacco Company. All the changes will be
effective Oct. 1.
Debra A. Crew, currently president and chief commer
cial officer of RJ. Reynolds, will become president and
chief operating officer of the company. She will assume
management responsibility for the company's manufactur
ing operations and research and development functions, in
addition to her ongoing responsibility for the consumer and
trade marketing functions.
Nancy H. Hawley, currently senior vice president of
operations at RJ. Reynolds, will be promoted to executive
vice president of operations for the company.
Daniel J. Herko, currently senior vice president of
research and development for RJ. Reynolds, will be pro
moted to executive vice president of research and develop
ment for the company. Herko will also become an execu
tive vice president of RAI Services Company and will be
responsible for managing regulatory oversight for RAI's
When Crew assumes her new responsibilities on Oct. 1,
Jeffery S. Gentry, currently RJ. Reynolds' executive vice
president of operations and chief scientific officer, will
move to a project role overseeing the ongoing integration
of Lorillard operations into subsidiaries of RAI. Gentry
plans to retire sometime in the first half of 2016.
Thomas R. Adams, who served as RAI's executive vice
president and chief financial officer from 2008 to March
2015, and has been overseeing the integration of Lorillard
operations, now plans to retire when Gentry assumes
responsibility for overseeing the integration.
Applications available for City
of Winston-Salem University
The city is accepting applications for the next class of
"City of Winston-Salem University," to be held for 11
weeks starting Feb. 11,2016.
City of Winston-Salem University gives citizens a bet
ter understanding of city government, including the respon
sibilities of various city departments and the city's role in
Classes meet Thursday evenings for three hours. Topics
will include city governance and finance, sanitation, utili
ties operations, streets and transportation, public safety,
planning and economic development, housing and recre
Participation is limited to residents who live in
Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and who will be select
ed through an application process. City of Winston-Salem
University is free, however; participants have the option of
earning continuing education credit through Winston
Salem State University for a nominal fee of $25.
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Dec. 31 and
are available at the Marketing and Communications
Department in City Hall, 101 N. Main St. Suite 336, or by
calling CityLink 311. The application is also posted online
at www.CityofWS.org and can be printed and mailed in, or
filled out and submitted online. For more information, call
NC AgVentures ofTers grant opportunity
N.C. AgVentures, a NC Cooperative Extension pro
gram provides grants to NC farmers for new and innovative
agricultural project ideas that will increase farm profits.
The program will award an average of $5000 to $12,000.
N.C. AgVentures program will award a minimum of 22
grants to agriculturally dependent farm families in several
counties, including Forsyth. An application workshop is
planned for producers interested in learning more about the
grant award and application process. The application dead
line is Jan. 6, 201(5. For more information contact Mark
Tucker or Mary Jac Brennan at 336-703-2850. Applications
can also be downloaded to your computer from this web
Sierra dub meeting
The Sierra Club will meet today
(Nov. 12) at 7 pjn. 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 refreshments
will be served. For more information,
contact Cornelia Barr at 336-409
2772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keigwin and Company will per
form a dance recital today (Nov. 12)
at 7:30 p.m. in the Scales Fine Arts
Center's Brendle Recital Hall on
Wake Forest University's campus, as
part of the Secrest Artists Series.
Tickets are from $5 to $18.
Admission is free for WFU students,
faculty and staff with a Wake Forest
ID. For more information or to pur
chase tickets, call 336-758-5757 or
There will be a figure-drawing
workshop with Mario Moore on
Sunday, Nov. 16, firom 5:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. at the Diggs Gallery on
WSSU campus, located at 60J S.
Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. This is
event is free, but seating in limited.
RSVP at email@example.com by
Friday, Nov. 13 to reserve a space.
The Susan G. Komen of
Northwest NC is having a "Pink
Party", presented by Style Encore on
Friday, Nov. 13 at the Millennium
Center, located at 101 W. Fifth Street
downtown. There will be a breast
cancer fashion show, a musical per
formance. a silent auction and more.
Tickets are $10. For more informa
tion, call 336-721-0037.
Anderson Class of 1966
Anderson High School Class of
1966 will meet at the Delta Fine Arts
Center, 2611 New Walkertown Road,
on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 4 pan. For
more information, contact Clyde
Moore at 336-761-0668.
Retail and Health Innovation
The Wake Forest University
School of Business Retail and Health
Innovation Challenge will be on
Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov.
14 in Farrell Hall on WFU campus.
The one-of-a-kind student pitch com
petition showcases innovative solu
tions that address the unique chal
lenges and opportunities found at the
intersection of the retail and health
care industries. The competition
offers more than $30,000 in prizes.
Steve Anderson, president and CEO
of the National Association of Chain
Drug Stores, will offer a keynote
address on Saturday, Nov. 14 at
12:30 p.m. For more information,
visit retailinnovationchallenge .com.
Christmas by Candlelight tour '
Old Salem Museum and Gardens
will begin its Christmas by
Candlelight tour on Friday, Nov. 13,
and will continue on Nov. 14,20,21,
27 and 28. The Christmas by
Candlelight tours give visitors a
sense of what the holidays were like .
throughout Salem's history during
the 18th and 19th centuries.
Attendees will tour Salem by lighted
lanterns beginning at the Mikscb
House, where they will learn about
18th-century Moravian Lovefeast
and holiday traditions. Then they will
move to the Salem Tavern Museum,
where they will hear music and enjoy
Tavern games like dominoes .and
checkers. The final stop is the John
Vogler House where they will experi
ence elements of a 19th-century
Moravian Christmas. The cost is $25
for adults and $20 for children ages
6-16. For more information or to call
for reservations, call 1-800-441
The D1 Sports Training
facility will hold the Second
annual Norch Clic 3-on-3 tourna
ment on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 1901
Mooney St. The tournament is
designed to bring awareness to the
positive healthy relationships basket
ball creates, promote understanding
of how to communicate properly and
good sportsmanship. For this year's
tournament, North Clic will be part
nering with NBA star Chris Paul and
his Chris Paul Foundation, D1 Sports
and Wake Forest University Baptist
Medical. Center. Paul is from the
Winston-Salem area. Registration for
the tournament will begin at 9 a.m.
The tournament is open to all gen
ders ages 7 to 45. ' '
Cost for team registration is $50. <
Proceeds earned will go to the Chris
Paul Foundation and the D1 Sports
Training facility. For more informa
tion on the tournament, call 336-825
7004 or 336- 210-4788.
Fiber Company is having an ear
ring workshop on Saturday, Nov. 14
from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 600 N.
Trade St. All materials will be
included to make three or more ear
rings. There is a $40 fee. Pre-regis
tration and pre-payment is required.
Payments can be made by clicking
the 'ticket' link at http://www.face
book.com/FibetCompany. For more
information, call 336-725-5277 or
Community shred day
Old Salem Museums and
Gardens is holding a Community
Shred Day on Saturday, Nov. 14
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Old
Salem Visitor's Center at 900 Old
Salem Road. The cost is $5 per bag.
All donations in support of Old
Salem Museums & Gardens will be
accepted. For more information, call
336-721-7300 or email info@old
The Museum of Early Southern
Decorative Arts at Old Salem
(MESDA) is holding a community
day in celebration of its 50th anniver
sary on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10.
a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will have the
chance to visit MESDA for free.
Visitors will be able to explore two
new galleries: the William C. and
Susan S. Mariner Southern Ceramics
Gallery and the Carolyn and Mike
McNamara Southern Masterworks
Gallery as well as four newly reno
vated galleries. Old Salem Museum
and Gardens is located at 600 S.
Main St. For more information, call
Veteran's legal workshop
Wake Forest Law's VALOR will
be celebrating Veteran's Awareness
Week with a workshop on Saturday,
Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
Law Commons of the Wake Forest
VALOR will host a free legal
workshop for all veterans and current
service members in the greater com
munity. Local attorneys and profes
sionals on veteran-specific issues
related to housing, employment,
family and criminal law would make
presentations. Breakfast and lunch
will be served. For more information,
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 .e ventbrite .com.
Awards & Gala
The second annual Winston<40
Leadership Awards & Gala will be
held Saturday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 9
p.m. in the Grand Pavilion Ballroom
of Embassy Suites, 460 N. Cherry
Street. The evening will include a
short program, dinner, dancing, and a
silent auction. All proceeds from the
auction will go to help Winston<40
and the work done in developing new
business and community leaders.
The Winston<40 Gala will also
include the presentation of the
Winston<40 Leadership Awards.
Individual tickets are $40 per ticket.
Tables of 8 are available for $300.
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On Saturday, Nov. 14 from 8:30
a.m. until 7:30 p.m., the Ladies
Philoptochos Society will host its
58th annual Fall
Bake Sale at
bake sale offers
day.- Lunch and
dinner are served
beginning at 11
a.m. There is no
charge for admis
sion. All of the
locql and national
out orders are
available the day
of the event, by
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site
will showcase a "Military Timeline
on Saturday, Nov: 14 from 10 a.m. to
4 pin., and Sunday, Nov. 15 from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. at 438 Fort Dobbs
Road in Statesville. In honor ot
Veteran's Day, interpreters dressed as
soldiers from the Civil War, World
Wars, Vietnam, Revolution and other
periods will present scheduled small
arms and artillery firing demonstra
tions, besides ongoing demonstra
tions of camp life, equipment, cook
ing, and even vintage military vehi
cles. Admission is-firee but donations
are encouraged. For more informa
tion, call 704-873-5882 or visit
w ww.fortdobbs .org.
Xtreme Hip-Hop with Phil
There will be a dance fitness
class with Phil Weeden, creator of
Xtreme Hip-Hop on Sunday, Nov.
15, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Village Inn Event Center, located at
6205 Ramada Drive in Clemmons.
This will be Weeden's first visit to
North Carolina to have an hour ses
sion of Hip-Hop step class. Step
Board rental is $5. Registration desk
will open at 1:30 p.m. Must be 16 or
older to attend. Advance tickets are
$20. There will be complimentary
snacks and water. For more informa
tion, call 336-714-0174 or email
Lana@The Villagelnn .com.
Friend Raiser/Artist Talk
Triad Cultural Arts, Inc., will
sponsor a Friend Raiser and Artist
Talk, featuring local artist Bobby
Roebuck on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 4
p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Sweet Potatoes
restaurant, located at 529 NW Trade
Street. Attendees will view
Roebuck's photography currently
displayed at Sweet Potatoes and talk
about his inspiration for selecting the
jazz artist that are portrayed. For
more information, call 336-757-8556
or visit www.triadculture.org.
Spring Theatre Presents
The Spring Theatre presents the
musical "Thoroughly Modem Millie
Jr.", directed by Edwin Martinat
from Friday, Nov. 13 through
Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. at the
HanesBrands Theatre located at 200
N. Spruce St. Erinn Diaz, founder
and artistic director of Spring
Theatre, will choreograph the show
and music directed by Charlie Kluttz.
Tickets are $10 online in advance
and $ 15 in person. For more informa
tion call 336-238-8688 or email
info@ springtheatre .org.
Downtown kickoff party
There will be a downtown kick
off party on Monday, Nov. 16, from
4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 206 W. Fourth
St. This will be a launch of the
Downtown Strong Individual Giving
Campaign. There will be food and
drinks. For more information, call
336-354-1500 or visit www.down
The Carver School Branch
Library will hold a Microsoft com
puter class for adults' age 50 and
older on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4915 Lansing Drive.
This class will learn the basics, create
and edit a document. To register for
this free event, call 336-703-2910.
Town Hall meeting
"A Plan by Design," the
Economic Betrayal and Corruption
of Winston-Salem, will be Thursday,
Nov. 19, at Mazie Woodruff, Forsyth
Tech, 4509 Lansing Dr., 6 to 8:30
Discussion: How Winston
Salem became number two in the
United States for having more poor
people living in poverty (based on
cities of this size), and those respon
sible for the decline of life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness across
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