Caps for the Cure You’re Never Too Young to Make a Difference

In today’s society, the stereotypical teenager is focused on themselves and achieving as many “likes” as possible on various social media sites; making a difference in the community may not come to mind to your average teen. For Carley McCall of Kernersville, NC, a recent East Forsyth High School graduate, giving back to her community […]

A Sweet Ending: Coca Cola Chocolate Cake

Coca-Cola cake dates back to the 1950s. A classic, southern cake that is a staple at many backyard barbeques or family reunions. Its rich texture is the perfect indulgence on a warm summer evening. Even the fudge-like frosting is rich beyond belief.   Ingredients For the cake: 1 cup Coca-Cola ½ cup buttermilk 1 cup […]

A Dual Approach to Strengthen Forsyth Families

BY FAMILY SERVICES In order to make real and lasting systemic change in a community, social work has to employ a dual approach that addresses immediate needs, as well as programs that chip away at the basic causes of those immediate needs. This year, Family Services is working hard to address both sides. “The first […]

Kilwins

One Scoop or two? Waffle cone, regular cone or cup? Milk, white or dark chocolate? These are some of the tough questions when you arrive at Kilwins in Thruway Shopping Center. A little over a year ago, locals David and Renee Butner acquired Kilwins. Having been familiar with the Blowing Rock and Wilmington locations, the Butners felt […]

Angst

Merriam-Webster.com defines “angst” as a feeling of anxiety, apprehension, or insecurity. It is worth noting that underneath this on-line definition of angst is the use of this noun in the phrase—teenage angst.   And you begin to get the full picture of what can be a debilitating struggle when you look at the medical definition of […]

Triad Outings for All Ages

There are so many hidden gems in the Triad to discover. Enjoy these ideas of “afternoon outings” and “Triad day trips” that would be perfect for families or groups of all ages and abilities, especially when visitors come to town. Granted, some of these will be more exciting for little ones, while others will appeal […]

Alarm Clock, Book Bag, Plan in Place – Check!

Changing from the relaxed, sleepy-eyed mornings to the forced wakefulness of a new schedule imposes unwanted stress on everyone in the household. With the mindset of capitalizing on the concept of a fresh start, students can set themselves up for a whole year of success by considering a time-efficient routine! A Goodnight’s Sleep To thrive academically, […]

Kids in the Kitchen: S’mores Three Ways

Few treats scream “summer” like S’mores!  Here are three delightful twists on the ooey, gooey dessert—no fire needed!    S’mores Rice Krispy Treats    Ingredients:  4 Tbsp. Butter  6 cups Marshmallows  1 tsp. Vanilla extract  3½ cups Rice Krispies cereal  2 cups Golden Grahams cereal  ¾ cup Jet Puffed Marshmallow Bits (or mini- marshmallows, roughly […]

Raising a Self-Reliant Child

“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.”  ~Ann Landers Most parents want to raise an independent child. In a world where parents cannot allow their little butterflies to experience the joys of spreading their wings and […]

Seven Tips for Paying College Bills

College tuition costs have been increasing at a rate greater than most any other consumer item. According to the College Board, the average tuition increase was 3.7% at private colleges and 2.9% at public schools for 2014-15. But over the last decade the increase has averaged 5%. Fortunately for tuition payers, “the average discount – […]