The Library: A Child’s View

By Linda Starkey When I was a little girl, going downtown to the library was a wonderful treat. I loved the smell of the books, the cool air and hushed voices. The sound of the date return stamp machine at the front desk. The library held a unique kind brand of adventure. I escaped long, hot Winston-Salem summers…

I Will Survive: My Mother Is My Model

By Phyllistine Poole “I will survive” are words I have never spoken or thought because I didn’t need to affirm this belief. My survival has always been a given. Survival is in my DNA, passed down to me through my mother, who grew up in a poor farm family of twelve children. One thing about being poor, you learn how to survive.  Taking care of…

FISH KNIFE

By Diana Calaway There we were at the luncheon table in the home of Di and Paddy, our dear friends in London.  He had arranged a tour of the UK for us, thanks to the acquisition of our North Carolina company by his firm. We had seen Stonehenge and Canterbury Cathedral where Thomas a Beckett…

Covid-19 and A Celebration of Life

By Linda Starkey Hot and humid. It’s typical weather down South in August when taking a breath makes one feel like one is drowning and any excess flesh manufactures rivers of sweat that pastes clothes securely to the body revealing unflattering rolls that might as well be naked. I reluctantly leavemy husband and fur-babies. Having been sequestered in…

Let’s Dance with Pat Adkins

Join Pat at 3:00pm at the Second Spring Arts Festival for an interactive dance experience. Pat has over 30 years of experience teaching dance, including at the Fred Astaire Teaching Ballroom in the 1960’s. She has taught all levels and a variety of classes – clogging, swing, country two-step, partner waltz, and partner cha-cha. She…

Writing for Pleasure…and Maybe Even for Posterity

How many times have you said to yourself, “I ought to write down some of the things that have happened in my life”?  Here is your nudge.  Diana Calaway, retired teacher of composition and literature, and Naomi Foote, former newspaper writer, will lead a mini-workshop in memoir writing. The purpose will not be to teach…

Yellow

To open Janet Joyner’s engaging new collection, Yellow, is to enter a biologist’s notebook. Yet, quickly one realizes it’s not just the natural world being examined here.  Over and over, we upturn rocks of words and find the unexpected: a coneflower becomes the lost girl from childhood; holly berries shift into mushroom clouds; the dry season yields…

2019 Festival will be held at the Historic Broyhill Center

The Historic Broyhill Building was built in 1925. The original 60,000 square foot building and grounds were developed at a cost of $100,000. Originally established as an elementary and high school, students attended Clemmons Elementary and Clemmons High School until 1956 when the last class graduated. In 1981, the building was slated for demolition. With…

Art has a positive effect on health as we age

Older adults need to exercise their brain and their body. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association have found that exercising the brain is as important to keep the brain alert and strong as physical exercise is to keep the body strong and able with older adults .The benefits of inventing or creating…