Brooke Notes: Publisher’s Perspective

This month, we are featuring Old Salem on our cover. If you’ve been a resident of Winston-Salem for five minutes or 50 years, I’m positive you are familiar with this historic staple in our community. People travel from all over to witness the history of this place. On February 11th, 1935, my grandfather was born […]

Winston-Salem Street School

From humble beginnings as an effort to address Forsyth County’s ever-growing public high school dropout rate, to the area’s only alternative educational option that targets at-risk students, the Winston-Salem Street School has come a long way in 20 years. In 2004, Founder David Morgan recognized that Forsyth County had a serious problem and felt that […]

Successful Tips for College Students 

BY HALLEIGH MILLESON   Around four years ago, I felt overwhelmed, stressed and scared about the unknown. It was my first day of college. I felt like a small fish in an extremely large pond as a freshman. During my time in college, I have learned many helpful tips on how to manage time, study […]

Nichols Hearing & Audiology – Focused on Life-Changing Communication

At every age, connecting with other human beings is one of the most essential elements of life – and that level of communicating one’s needs and feelings can be easily diminished with even the slightest loss of proper hearing. Yet, with all the other adjustments we are willing to make in our lives to achieve […]

Giving Back During the Holiday Season

With the holiday season in full swing, many of us are busy with making sure our “Holiday To-Do List” is complete. Trips to buy Christmas trees, decorating the house, baking delicious holiday treats, attending events with family and friends and, of course, shopping are a few of the enjoyable activities many of us happily bide […]

Compassionate Guidance: Supporting Parents Through Perinatal Loss

Pregnancy and infant loss (perinatal loss) is a unique and difficult-to-navigate type of grief. For the parents affected, there are often many questions about how to grieve or find support. Our society is often unsure of how to respond to this type of loss.  You’re Not Alone One in four pregnancies ends in loss. This […]

Reflections of a Southern Yankee: Ghosts of Christmas Past

As I approach my 51st Christmas, I can’t help but reminisce. All of the trees that were put up and decorated have long since returned to the earth. The once brightly colored crumpled up remains of wrapping paper are occupying a landfill somewhere. The gifts given and received throughout the years are mostly gone, or […]

Preparing Your Home to Host Senior Loved Ones for the Holidays

There’s no place like home for the holidays and while wrapped gifts beneath the tree are nice, for aging family members the most cherished gift is not the one with wrapping paper and bows. The very best gift is being in the presence of family. Inviting seniors (or anyone with a physical disability) into the […]

Lock in a Museum Membership for the New Year, New Kaleideum

by LEIGH ANN WOODRUFF, Kaleideum,, 336-253-3203 Looking for a gift that will keep on giving all year (and life) long? Give the gift of experience with a membership to Kaleideum — where lifelong learning collides with discovery in a brand-new location in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem.  Individuals and families that buy before December […]

Imprints Cares

Imprints Cares, named for the imprint it makes on a child’s formative years and the caring relationships built with families, is transforming the lives of children and their families in Forsyth County. Having served the community over the last 54 years, their framework of services is centered on family systems and addresses health and educational […]

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