From the Heart – Nov 2019

It’s my season y’all!  Out with Halloween decorations and in with fall and Thanksgiving!  We’re in that year-end trimester of back-to-back reasons to add a little festiveness to your usual décor.  I just love decorating for the seasons, and anyone who’s been to my home can attest to that.  Seriously though, I have a fourth of my basement dedicated to storing all my holiday and seasonal treasures.  Homegoods is my friend and some may even think I have a problem.  While I know many of them are silly little things, I’m always filled with memories from years past when I drag them out each year.  Starting out as newlyweds, your first child, a new home.  Each one weaves the years together into a beautiful tapestry of life.

Our November cover features Duke Eye Center of Winston-Salem.  They have recently added four new physicians to serve our community’s vision needs.  From routine eye exams to more complicated issues, they are available to help.  This issue is filled with the usual holiday happenings in our community.  The Festival of Lights at Tanglewood Park opens November 15th (see page 12-13).  And performances of The Nutcracker (see pages 10-11 and 20-21) and Carolina Christmas with the symphony (see pages 18-19) are not to be missed.  I learned of a new event in Pilot Mountain this year where Santa and actual reindeer make their debut, on pages 3 and 24-25.  And last year, I attended the Christmas Silver Tea to benefit Cancer Services (see page 14) that is sure to become a new annual tradition for many.  And don’t forget Operation Christmas Child boxes are being collected the week of November 18th-25th.  My good friends at Hayworth-Miller (page77) and WBFJ (page 93) make it easy to drop them off.

I look forward to gathering with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving.  We have much to be thankful for, and there is nothing quite like the traditional Thanksgiving meal.  Sometimes you end up feeling like the stuffed turkey you just ate!

I am thankful for the readers and advertisers that make this possible each month, and please remember to shop local as much as possible this holiday season!




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