Novant Health Vein Specialists – Your Best Life Starts Here

PHOTOS BY SAIL OFF PHOTOGRAPHY Firmly rooted in the Winston-Salem community, you may hear the providers of Novant Health Vein Specialists warmly referred to as the epitome of “southern hospitality.” It’s no secret their reputation is one of loyalty, reliability and remarkable care, best reflected by long-term patients and the longevity of its team members. […]

Brooke Notes: Publisher’s Perspective

PHOTO BY MEGAN BLACK PHOTOGRAPHY Nearly sixty years ago, February was declared American Heart Month – a time we can all focus a little more on our heart health and bring awareness to this disease that kills so many year after year. Forsyth Magazines loves partnering with the American Heart Association and we have a […]

Navigating Budgeting Conversations With Your Partner

Dollars and cents may be black and white, but discussing finances can be a sensitive topic for many people. In fact, money arguments are the second leading cause of divorce, behind infidelity. Financial firm TD Ameritrade released data sharing that 41% of divorced Gen Xers and 29% of Boomers say they ended their marriage due […]

So What if You Fall?

by Redeemer School Parent Rachael Morales ( “Jesus fell too, you know.” I soothed my daughter’s skinned knee with hugs and a unicorn bandage, pondering the courage and love of toddler Jesus. Didn’t his knees get scraped as he learned to crawl? Didn’t he get rashes and bruises? The King of Kings tripped and tumbled; […]

I Love Me: Intentional Activities to Teach Children About Self Love

One of the most important and meaningful relationships your child will ever have is with themselves. The art of self love begins early in life and with the right encouragement, resources and examples of what a healthy relationship with their mind, body and spirit looks like. Exploring different age appropriate activities can help children develop […]

Make it a Salem Summer at Salem Gymnastics & Swim

The calendar may say “February,” but summer is fast approaching, and we want children to have the BEST, most FUN summer possible! For years, Salem Gymnastics & Swim has hosted Totally Kids Camps where kids from all over the Triad have enjoyed spending their summer days. The wonderful team at Salem Gymnastics & Swim is […]

Reflections of a Southern Yankee: Southern Comfort

Forty-three of my 49 years on God’s green earth have been spent below the Mason-Dixon line. I guess that makes me more “Rebel” than “Yankee.” I’d like to think I’ve been able to display the best attributes of both cultures. I tell it like it is while still maintaining the gentleman persona. I’ve tried to […]

People to Celebrate – Jeff “Smitty” Smith

by MICHAEL JOHNSON Jeff “Smitty” Smith is a legend in Winston-Salem. From humble beginnings, Smitty’s Notes was started as a newsletter to inform the public about where to go to listen to music, eat food, see art and just enjoy life locally. For more than 25 years, Jeff Smith has kept our community abreast of all […]

Truliant Federal Credit Union: Black Financial Leaders

In recognition of Black History Month, Truliant Federal Credit Union is saluting four black individuals who were or are financial leaders in the United States: Maggie Lena Walker Born in Richmond in 1864, Maggie Lena Walker achieved national prominence as a businesswoman and community leader. She was the first black woman in the United States […]

Heart Healing Times Two: Sisters Share a Story of Heredity & Hope

Identical twins Patricia Wood and Pamela Smith aren’t surprised when they are mistaken for each other. While growing up looking and sounding exactly alike, confusion here and there was a common occurrence. What isn’t quite so common is that the two – now age 64 — had identical heart events, ironically a year apart. While […]

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