The Future Is Near – Kaleideum Reveals Plans for the New Building Downtown

BY DENISE HEIDEL, WITH COLLABORATION FROM KALEIDEUM In 2016, The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem and SciWorks joined together to form Kaleideum – two locations with a common mission – “Inspiring wonder, curiosity and lifelong learning in our children and community through interactive play and discovery.” Collectively – between the two organizations and since the merger, […]

Hope du Jour Celebrates 30 Years of Impact with Crisis Control Ministry

It’s an incredible thing to think that thirty years ago, what started out as an idea to save the food pantry at Crisis Control Ministry grew into the incredible outreach program and local tradition it is today. Hope du Jour has not only continued to make a difference to the Crisis Control Ministry and the […]

Straw Bale Garden Wonders

Finally, there is an answer to an organic gardener’s prayers—straw bales!  It’s clever when you consider that this medium holds in moisture, prevents weed seedlings from forming, and is the ultimate vessel to grow herbs, vegetables, flowers, and various ornamental plants.   With the aid of water, and a small amount of potting soil and fertilizer, […]

RISE Against Domestic Violence

Dear Friends, Last year, Christy and I led the inaugural RISE Against Domestic Violence Campaign for Family Services. We raised over $60,000 and brought 180 new donors to Family Services. With this success, it was easy to say yes when Family Services asked us to lead the effort again in 2020. In case you didn’t know, Family […]

Local Independent School Offers Options with On-Campus and Virtual Learning

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last spring, Forsyth Country Day School pivoted immediately to virtual learning and was extremely successful, due to its flexibility as an independent school. “The novel coronavirus hit us suddenly, and we were able to adapt quickly,” Head of School Gardner Barrier said. “Students started spring break early and our teachers […]

Do You Have Test Anxiety?

There comes a time during the academic school year that is quite daunting: the “End of Course” test. You have studied, learned the material, and aced all of your homework assignments, projects, and papers related to that test. You even feel confident about this day, but when the moment finally arrives, you have heart palpitations, sweaty […]

Journeying with Jesus

Karl Barth, the famous Swiss theologian once said “Take your Bible and take your newspaper, and read both. But interpret newspapers from your Bible.” Perhaps if Barth was with us today, he might replace “paper” with “app.” But, his point is well taken. We don’t do Christianity in a bubble. It is not a “private” […]

Why Am I Not Popular?

We’ve all known them. The good-looking, charismatic, impeccably dressed kids who were smart, but not too smart, cool, and trendy. Maybe you were one of them. Or maybe you were among the unnoticeable kids who just wanted to be acknowledged by the “cool ones.” High school is a unique experience for all of us. We were either […]

“From the Heart”

Despite the pandemic causing our normal rapid pace of activities to slow down…time has still managed to fly by. It’s September already, and I’m left wondering where time has gone! Good to know there is something that Covid hasn’t affected! Although, I think most anyone you ask would agree, we are ready for time to […]

Helping Kids Develop Imagination and Creativity

Where would we be without vision, creative ingenuity, and artistic license? Our lives wouldn’t be very happy or exciting. Einstein recognized this, saying, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Both sides of the brain are important. If we neglect one side—like the right brain—we might end up losing our sense of color, texture, and wonder. […]