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Yadkin Valley Living is a publication of
Creekside Communications, Inc.
May/June 2009
Volume 9 Number 5
Yadkin Valley People
Profiles of over a dozen good
people doing good things!
Begins on page 47...
Publisher/ Editor
Barbara Krenzer Norman
Advertising Sales
John Norman
Marcia Burge
Contributing Writers
Mary Bohlen, Toby Bost,
Robin Brock, D.V.M.,
Jessica Brown, PharmD,
Melinda Childress, PharmD, MBA,
Betty P. Cooper, Caroline Donalson,
Ann Garwood, Christine Greene,
R. Bruce Heye, Debbi Hoover,
Jan Kelly, Allison Leeds, Paula Metcalfe,
Sandra Miller, Ellen Newman, Tavi Petree,
June Rollins, Jennifer Tate,
Keith Vance, PharmD, Marilyn C. Wells
13 Strawberry Dishes
17 Strawberry Cheesecake
20 Dessert Tray: Lemon Custard
21 YV Cook: Double Chocolate Cake
23 In Nana’a Kitchen: Microwave It!
25 Cookbook: Moravian Receipts
26 Ten Years of Winemaking
29 Butter, Butter, Butter
yadkin valley homestyles
31 All About Flooring
34 Make Your Own Photo Charms
36 Kids and the Summer Season
37 Pepper Mills 101
40 The Man of K’ville’s New Arboretum
43 From the Hearth: Soaps & Lotions
56 Primates as Pets
66 Collectors: Kodak Cameras
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58 Cold or Allergy??
60 Hometown Rx
63 Water, Water Everywhere
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featured wine
From the Hearth
collections & collectors
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Healthy is as healthy does
Photographs & Photographers
Ryan Norman, Mary Bohlen, Terry
Garwood,John & Barbara Norman, Melissa
Hobson, Christine Greene, Allison Leeds,
Jack Streb, Scott Whitaker, Ellen Newman
recollections/ what’s in a name
antiques & collectibles guide
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resource guidebook
Sandra’s closing devotion
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just a note from
t seems like just yesterday the fields were greening, the Bradford pears
made a snowfall with shedded petals and the butterflies were teasing us
with darting glimpses. Now we’re on the short path to N.C.’s sultry,
brow wiping days of summer but it’s a good thing—a vibrant season with new life,
friends, sounds, colors, and smells!
This is Yadkin Valley Living Magazine’s people issue with lots and lots of people, varied and fascinating—a sampling of almost two dozen real people, real nice
people for you to meet to celebrate Yadkin Valley’s uniqueness.
We have a slew of sensational recipes for you. foodsandflavors brings you some
heavenly strawberry dishes for May is Strawberry Month! And 308 Bistro, Mount
Airy has a luscious strawberry dessert in Neat Eats. Ann Garwood’s sentimently
sweet Double Chocolate Cake is this issue’s Best of the YVL Cooks & Recipes. In
Nana’s Kitchen, it’s kids and the microwave. A Baked Lemon Custard is dessert
tray, and then, there’s butter. The food science has now determined is not as bad
for us as originally thought; we’ll infuse it and drizzle it! Bruce recognizes the 10th
anniversary of a YV winery. My daughter gifted me a gorgeous pepper mill—in this
issue you (and I) learn all we need to know about pepper corns, etc.
In home and lifestyles, welcome Allison Leeds to the YVL family. She comes
with an extensive background of teaching crafts in multiple media venues, is a
member of the Craft & Hobby Association, the Society of Decorative Painters and
has her own studio: Worth Remembering. Allison is a mom, grandmom and lives
with husband Kent Suddreth and lots of critters! Paula talks “flooring.” Because
news of the recent chimp attack was so shocking, Dr. Brock, D.V.M., offers up the
pros and cons you should be aware of when choosing primates as pets. Our
Collector has a passion for Kodak cameras. As always, you can find Inspiration
with June, Betty’s Recollections, and Closing Devotions from Sandra.
The YVL family is going to miss health contributor April Pardue but wish her
all the best with her new job in Tennessee.
May and June are pretty much family holiday months honoring mothers,
fathers, graduates, and our Veterans. No matter the event, carry your copy of
Yadkin Valley Living Magazine for those free moments—we strive to consistently
bring you more lifestyle reading pleasure!
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with June Rollins
any of us look to summer as the time when we are allowed get away,
have a little fun and relax. We make plans and reservations months in
advance and mark off the days on our calendars anticipating a
Shangri-la experience.
But let’s be honest, sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn’t.
Sometimes the weather is uncooperative and sometimes the people we’re with
are uncooperative. It may be difficult to admit, but often we return home more
drained and stressed than before we left, vowing to do things differently next
When you think about it, isn’t it a little unrealistic to put all our eggs in the
summer vacation basket?
Julia Cameron writes in The Artist’s Way, that artists are able to create by
drawing from an inner reservoir. She compares that inner reservoir to a wellstocked pond of images, ideas and inspiration that needs to be routinely
Not only do the stresses and strains of day-to-day living drain the pond, but
also the very act of creating. If the artist doesn’t consciously engage in certain
activities to restock it, the source of creativity is depleted.
In order to restock the pond, recharge the battery, refill the tank, the author
recommends activities of play. And she specifically suggests the activities of play
that replenish the inner reservoir occur in solitude, not group activities. She
actually warns against third party invasions.
This strikes many of us as odd. We equate solitude with serious, intellectual or spiritual pursuits, not play. Play is associated with class recess, team sports,
tailgate parties, karaoke and ballroom dancing. In a nutshell, play happens during social activities. Not alone time. Isn’t that punishment?
But Julia Cameron suggests that artists who want to develop their creativity, or anyone who wants to strengthen creative problem solving skills, plan a
weekly solo play date with no one else but themselves.
I believe this suggestion would have immeasurable benefits for all of us. Not
only just to tap into creativity, but also to tap into what we are so desperately
seeking in our summer vacations. Inner renewal. Fresh perspectives. Increased
resolve. New directions.
Some of us have ignored or avoided our inner selves for so long, we feel
clueless as to what we might do with an hour or two each week devoted to a
spirit of play just for ourselves by ourselves. To help get in touch with that inner
voice, the author recommends three pages of uncensored journaling every
But be forewarned this is not a quick fix solution. We are talking a 12-week
plan here. We didn’t get where we are overnight and we can’t undo set behavior patterns without a little effort.
Can’t imagine adding one more thing to an already packed schedule?
Believe me. It’s worth getting up the extra 20 minutes. Not only are the chances
improved of having the time of our life on vacation, but year-round too.
June Rollins
The Time
Of Our
Visit June’s website to
view her art gallery at
Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by
doing it. –Robbie Gass
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The Yadkin Arts Council presents
Festival Latino Americano
Saturday, June 13 from 10 am to 7 pm
Downtown Yadkinville
Featuring Live Music by Sambra Show,
Super Diamante
and Siniestro de Tierra Caliente
Dance Performances throughout the day
Outdoor Market - Ethnic Cuisine
Regional Handicrafts
Experience a day inside another culture!!!
Info: www.yadkinarts.org 336-679-2941
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May 5 Birdies for Babies Golf
Tournament, Old Homeplace Golf
Club, 336-760-3680, ext. 206.
May 9 Learning to Fly, NC
Transportation Museum, FREE,
704-636-2889, Spencer.
May 9-10 Salem College Dance
Company Spring Concert, 9th at 7p,
10th at 2p., $5, Salem Fine Arts
Center, 336-721-2789,
May 9 Celtic Festival & Highland
Games, Historic Bethabara Park,
10:30 to 4:30, music, food, step
dancing, border collie demos, Parade
of Tartans, pipe and drum bands,
336-924-8191, Winston-Salem.
May 12-June 9 Kitty Montgomery
Exhibit, Tu.-F. 10 to 4:30, Sat. 10 to
2, Arts United for Davidson County,
336-249-2742, Lexington.
May 12 Indoor Plants, Lewisville
Library, 10:30 and
May 14 Invasives, Walkertown
Library, 4p, FREE, both by Master
Gardeners, 336-703-2868.
May 15 “Sea Cruz” beach music,
Blackmon Amphitheatre, 7:30p, $10,
Surry Arts Council: 336-786-7998,
Mount Airy.
May 15 Book/Author Dinner: Jerry
White, Martin Clark, benefit Mt. Airy
Museum of Regional History, 6:30p,
Cross Creek Country Club,336-7864478, ext. 229.
May 17 Open House at Historic
Richmond Hill Law School, FREE,
2 to 4:30, East Bend.
May 22-Oct. 19 Pigs in the City V,
20 decorated fiberglass pigs, Historic
Uptown Lexington, map:
May 23 Reevesfest, Elkin
see page 17 for more details
or visit reevestheater.org
May 23 Rockford Preservation
Society presents "An Afternoon with
Mildred Childe Lee," more on p.69
May 30 Trunk Sale for Jonesville
Library, 336-835-7604.
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Homestyle Baked Goods
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Books • Gifts • Notions
Shiloh General Store
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Imported & Domestic Cheeses
and of course, FRESH Bread Daily
Let us help with your
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Call for directions: (336)468-4789
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SAT 9am–4pm,
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Wineries/Vineyards currently signed up
for the 8th Annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival:
Websites are listed so you can do a little on line research work
and see which winery booth you want to visit first.
Dobbins Creek Vineyards http://dobbinscreekvineyards.com/
Shelton Vineyards http://www.sheltonvineyards.com/
Elkin Creek Vineyard http://elkincreekvineyard.com/
Weathervane Winery http://www.weathervanewinery.com/
Junius Lindsay Vineyard http://juniuslindsay.com/
Raffaldini Vineyards http://www.raffaldini.com/
Westbend Vineyards http://www.westbendvineyards.com/
Surry Cellars (Surry Community College)
Benny Parsons Rendezvous Ridge http://rendezvousridge.com/
Round Peak Vineyards http://www.roundpeak.com/
Sanders Ridge Vineyard & Winery http://www.sandersridge.com/
Native Vines Winery http://www.nativevineswinery.com/
Brushy Mountain Winery http://www.brushymountainwine.com/
Laurel Gray http://www.laurelgray.com/
Hutton Vineyards http://www.huttonwinery.com/
Stony Knoll Vineyards http://www.stonyknollvineyards.com/
Old North State Winery http://www.oldnorthstatewinery.com/
Grassy Creek Winery & Vineyards http://www.grassycreekvineyard.com/
Shadow Springs Vineyard http://www.shadowspringsvineyard.com/
Allison Oaks Vineyards http://www.allisonoaksvineyards.com/
Chatham Hill Winery http://wwwchathamhillwine.com/
McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks http://wwwmcritchiewine.com/
Davesté Vineyard http://daveste.com/
beside Lowes Foods in King (336) 983-4923
and on the Courthouse Square
in Yadkinville (336) 679-8022
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8th YV Wine
Festival is bigger &
better than ever...
with the number of producing
vineyards forever expanding it
seems this eighth year of the
Yadkin Valley Wine Festival presented by Yadkin Valley Bank
on May 16 will offer wine
tasters over 20 vineyards and who knows how many
wines to sample! N.C. wineries are constantly reaping in awards making our state raise the bar across
the country as fine wines are being judged.
The Elkin Municipal Park will open its gates for
parking ($5) at 11a, with free admission to the event.
The Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce plans for
wine tasting tickets (with ID) for $20 (available for
$16 in advance at Lowe’s Foods), eats such as
Heavenly (chicken) Wings, Philly Cheese Steak, a
children’s playground, grape stomps throughout the
day, The Yadkin Valley Craft Guild with
local artists’ wares for sale, Blackwelder
Pottery, Magic 94.1/personalities and
always a day of the best live music
around: “Legends of the Beach” with
Jackie Gore, “Natty Bo Duo,” and “Big
Daddy Love.”
Shuttles from local hotels are provided by Foothills Arts Council. Please, no
coolers and for overall safety, no pets.
Related events include the Yadkin
Valley Wine Auction to benefit the
Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital
Foundation, 7p at the Holiday Inn
Express. Call Jeannette Hendrick for
more info, 336-527-7457.
Laurel Gray Vineyards will host a
reservation-only Farm Fresh Friday, 5 to
7p, $15, 336-468-9463.
Tour de Vino Bike Ride to benefit
the Surry County Chapter of the
American Red Cross starts at 7a
Saturday. Call Cathy Loggins at 336786-4183.
Vineyards, Dobson, presents a Summer
Concert 6p, 336-366-4724.
Now available
at both locations!
June is Dairy Month! You can enjoy a
look back at the industry through a
month long exhibit sponsored by
Elizabeth Moretz, Dairy Agent of the
NC Cooperative Extension, at the
Yadkin County Public Library in
Yadkinville. Call 336-679-8792 for
library hours.
Summer Art & Theatre Camps,
Stokes County Arts Council,
to register: 336-593-8159.
June 6 French and Indian War
Encampment, 10:30 to 4:30, FREE,
Historic Bethabara Park, 336-9248191, Winston-Salem.
June 20 Ice Cream Social at Horne
Creek Farm, music, fee for ice cream
and food, 11 to 3, 336-325-2298,
June 21 Open House at Historic
Richmond Hill Law School,
Free, 2 to 4:30, East Bend.
June 24 Cut Flowers with Becky
King, Master Gardener, Arboretum at
Tanglewood Park, 336-703-2850,
June 25 Arts Alive Parade & Festival,
Andy Griffith Playhouse, FREE, kids
activities, entertainment, 1-800-2866193, Mount Airy.
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June 6 Wine, Bid & Boogie Art
Auction, Stokes County Arts Council,
Je.9-Aug.4 Living Storybook Series,
FREE, Blackmon Amphitheatre, Tues.,
7p, 1-800-286-6193, Mount Airy.
Julie Luck News Anchor
from Fox 8 TV
is the Grand Marshall of the
Boonville Heritage Festival Parade,
Saturday morning, June 27 at 10.
June 26-27 for more details see page
14 or call (336) 367-7232 and visit
June13-14 RAIL DAYS, train rides,
music, chili cook-off, NC
Transportation Museum, advance
tickets: 704-636-2889, Spencer.
June12-14 250th Anniversary,
Historic Bethania Park, FREE music
Fri. at 7; Sat. 10-4, crafts, demos,
food, wagon rides; Sun. Communion
at 11, Lovefeast at 5. 336-922-0434.
June 19-20 10th Tour de Kale, 120K,
110K, 60K, 25K, cash prizes, trophy,
adv. fee: $45 both days, lunch incl.,
828-294-4309, Denton Farm Park.
June 27 God & Country Celebration,
parade, Veteran recognition, music,
crafts, food, Dr. Ron Baity, guest
speaker, fireworks, 336-699-8560,
East Bend.
June 28 “Vessels of Clay,” 5 to 7p,
Robert Smith Park, FREE, GilmerSmith Foundation, 336-786-4636,
Mount Airy.
June 30-July4 39th Southest Old
Threshers’ Reunion, steam, gas,
horses, tractors, demonstrations, arts,
crafts, auction, $13, kids under 12 $6,
336-859-2755, Denton Farm Park
You’ll find an updated list of events at yadkinvalleyliving.com
To submit your non-profit event send the who/what/where/when
information to: planner @yadkinvalleyliving.com
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Computer Diagnostics
Computer Alignments
State Inspections
East Bend
Auto Clinic & Tire
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East Bend (336) 699-2130
Monday–Friday 7:30am–6pm
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Offering Sales and Service on the full line of STIHL® Power Tools and Accessories
Equipment Rental Available: Mini Excavators, Skid Steer Loaders , Pluggers and more
The Smitherman Family says THANK-YOU for 25 years!
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dessert tray
neat eats
Marilyn C. Wells
Family and Consumer Agent
N.C. Cooperative Extension
Yadkin County Center
Time is Here
• Simple to operate, simple to maintain
• Open vented, not a boiler
• Can be and usually are located
outside of house
• Adaptable to alternative fuels
• Multiple users
by Marilyn C. Wells
he time is here again to enjoy eating those luscious strawberries from
our area. Did you know that the United States is the top producer of
strawberries followed only by Spain? Strawberries are not only delicious
but they have lots of antioxidants including Vitamin C and all for only 50 calories
per cup. They can be used in a variety of different ways. Pick your berries fresh
from the vines when possible and store them unwashed in the refrigerator if you
plan to use within three days. Place a paper towel between each layer of berries
and store in an airtight container or sealed bag. If you plan to freeze for later use,
preserve them immediately in freezer bags and sealed containers. Strawberries can
be frozen with or without sugar but the sugar does serve as a preservative.
Try some of the following recipes for a different use of local strawberries.
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2649 South Main Street • Mount Airy, NC 27030
only the
…are now
rolling in!
Strawberry Waldorf Salad
2 (3oz.) packages strawberry gelatin
1 ½ c. boiling water
¼ c. sugar
2 c. sliced strawberries
1 ½ c. diced apples
½ c. sliced celery
¼ c. walnuts
1 c. sour cream
Chicken Salad – optional
Dissolve gelatin mixed with sugar in boiling water.
Combine strawberries, apples, celery, walnuts and mix
well. Chill until jelly-like. Add sour cream. Pour into 5 cup
ring mold and chill until firm. Unmold and add your
favorite chicken salad to the center if desired.
We’ve got
garden plants
and bedding
Fruit Baskets
and bins full of
old-fashioned candies
W.G. White
Sugar Cured
Country Hams
Ronnie’s Country Store
642 North Cherry Street • Winston-Salem • 336-724-5225
Monday–Saturday 7am–5:30pm • Saturday 7am–2pm
Closed Wednesday
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The Place Where Great Cooking Begins!
Come in and browse around the area’s most complete
Pennsylvania Dutch Bulk Food Store!
Yadkin Valley General Store specializes in hard-to-find ingredients like
whole grains, spices, and baking supplies. We buy in bulk and divide
them into smaller quantities, so you can take advantage of lower prices
and still purchase the freshest, highest-quality ingredients.
We have the healthy, organic foods and whole grains
you’ve been looking for:
Raw Sugar
Wheat Bran
Spelt Flour
Steel-Cut Oats
Buckwheat Flour
Oat Bran
Whole Wheat Pastas
Stock up for the upcoming canning season.
We carry Mrs. Wages Mixes for fool-proof canning!
Yadkin Valley General Store has great specialty cheeses and gourmet
crackers to go with your delicious Yadkin Valley wine purchase.
We have a great variety of snacks, including sesame sticks, gourmet
pretzels, trail mixes, old-fashion candy and much, much more.
302 East Main St., Historic Elkin
At the intersection of Main St. and Standard St.,
(336) 835-1426 Open Mon–Sat, 9am–6pm
Heritage Days Festival
We accept food stamps
and all major credit cards.
Saturday Evening presenting:
June 26 & 27
Friday & Saturday
Boonville, North Carolina
Boonville Elementary School Grounds
Cruise-in begins at 5pm
Opening Ceremonies
Christian Youth Night Out with music till 11pm
Parade starts 10am
with Fox 8’s Julie Luck as Grand Marshall
Boonville Idol Contest in 3 age categories
Games & Rides for the kids
See web site for
Vendor information
Plus more
great entertainment
all day Saturday
Guaranteed Fun
for the whole family!
For more information call: (336) 367-7232 or visit:
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May & June
SAVE 25%
off all Bridal Jewelry
1/2 carat or larger
35% off
Fresh Spinach Salad with Strawberries
10 oz. pkg. spinach
1 qt. strawberries
¼ c. blanched, slivered
½ c. sugar
½ c. olive oil
¼ c. vinegar
2 T. sesame seed
1 T. minced onion
¼ t. paprika
¼ t. Worcestershire sauce
Whisk together sugar, oil, vinegar, sesame seed, poppy
seed, onion paprika and Worcestershire sauce in a medium
bowl. Cover and chill for one hour. Rinse and tear spinach
into bite-sized pieces. Wash, hull and slice strawberries.
Combine spinach, strawberries and almonds in a large
bowl. Pour dressing over salad and toss. Refrigerate 10 to
15 minutes before serving.
For Crepes
1 egg, beaten
¼ c. skim milk
1/3 c. water
1 T. vegetable oil
2/3 c. all-purpose flour
¼ t. white sugar
Pinch of salt
For Filling
½ c. semisweet chocolate
1 c. sliced fresh strawberries
¾ c. frozen whipped topping, thawed
In a large bowl, beat together egg, milk, water and oil.
Beat in flour, sugar and salt until smooth. Heat a medium,
nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place a ladleful of
crepe batter into center of pan, tilting to coat the bottom.
Cook until golden brown on one side, turning once.
Continue with remaining batter. In a small saucepan over
low heat, melt chocolate chips, stirring constantly. Remove
from heat. To assemble, spread some melted chocolate on
the lighter side of one crepe. Place a line of overlapping
strawberries down the center of the crepe and roll it up.
Top with whipped topping and drizzle with a bit more
chocolate. Repeat with remaining crepes.
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of the Valley
Farmers Market
Every Friday from 3-6pm
Come check out all the fresh produce from local
farms of the Yadkin Valley. There will be a wide
range of fresh fruits, vegetables, honey, herbs,
fresh breads, baked goods, and more!
Selection is based on Season.
Farmers Market will be held inside
the banquet room at
Allison Oaks Vineyards Tasting Room.
221 East Main Street. Yadkinville, NC
(336) 677-1388
Starts May 1st and lasts through October
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Strawberry Carrot Cake w/ Strawberry Cream
Cheese Glaze
2 ½ c. all purpose flour
1 ¼ c. packed brown sugar
1 c. carrots, finely shredded
½ c. vegetable oil
½ c. yogurt, low fat, plain
1/3 c. water
½ c. pecans, chopped
2 t. baking soda
½ t. salt
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¼ c. cream cheese at room
2 T. powdered sugar
¼ c. mashed strawberries
1 T. water if needed
Heat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 12 c. bundt cake
pan. Beat all cake ingredients except strawberries in a large
bowl on low speed for 45 seconds, scraping bowl,
constantly. Beat on medium speed for more 2 minutes,
scraping occasionally. Fold in strawberries, pour into
prepared pan. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until a wooden
pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes.
Remove from the pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Prepare the Strawberry Cream Cheese Glaze by mixing
the cream cheese and sugar on high speed until smooth.
Stir in mashed strawberries. Add water if needed to obtain
a spreading consistency. Spoon Glaze over the cake and
serve. Refrigerate any remaining cake.
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2 eggs
1 c. strawberries, finely
Strawberry Cream Cheese
Pound Cake
¾ lb. butter, softened
½ lb. cream cheese, softened
2 c. sugar
Pinch salt
2 t. butter or vanilla flavoring
6 eggs (room temperature)
3 c. sifted flour
1 pt. fresh strawberries, sliced
Cream the cheese, butter, and sugar
together until light and fluffy. Add a
pinch of salt, flavoring and beat well.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating
thoroughly after each addition. Stir in
the flour. Gradually fold in the sliced
strawberries gently. Spoon batter into
a buttered/floured pound cake pan.
Bake the cake in a preheated 325°F
oven for one and a half hours until
cake begins to shrink from the sides
of the pan. Place the pans on a
cooling rack.
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neat eats
Double Strawberry Cream Pie
1 pre-baked pie crust
8 oz. cream cheese
¼ c. sour cream
½ c. powdered sugar
1 T. lemon juice
1 t. vanilla
1 pint strawberries, sliced
1 (3 oz.) pkg. strawberry gelatin
2 T. cornstarch
1 c. hot carbonated
lemon-lime beverage
1 c. cold carbonated
lemon-lime beverage
½ c. sugar
Beat the cream cheese, sour cream,
powdered sugar, lemon juice, vanilla
until smooth and creamy. Spread cream
cheese mixture into the crust. Slice the
strawberries onto the cream cheese
mixture. In a medium saucepan mix
gelatin with the cornstarch. Add the
hot lemon-lime beverage and the sugar
to the gelatin mixture and stir until
dissolved. Add the cold beverage to the
hot mixture. Cook over medium heat
until boiling, stirring occasionally. Pour
the boiling mixture over the strawberries. Place the pie in the refrigerator to
chill for 3 to 4 hours or until the
gelatin sets. Serve with a dollop of
whipped cream, if desired.
Find many more strawberry recipes
under the foodsandflavors section of
This is such a simple, quick yet extraordinarily elegant dessert shared with
Yadkin Valley Living from 308 Bistro in Downtown Mount Airy.
In a glass bowl, cover fresh strawberries completely with Sandy Cross
Vineyard’s muscadine wine. Cover the bowl and refrigerate over night. Keep
berries refrigerated until ready to use to keep them firm. Use a slotted spoon to
lift out berries (without wine). Now is the time to slice a larger berry
to be the centerpiece on a creamy cheesecake, a luscious pound cake or a light
angel food cake! To be completely decadent, drizzle with rich chocolates.
Join us for a fun-for-the-whole-family musical day!
Saturday May 23rd - 1 to 9pm at Elkin High School Football Field
GREAT Entertainment from—Driven jazz • Danny Crouse Entertainment
Big Daddy Love • The Blues Deville Band • Mixed Emotions
PLUS Local performances, kids games, food and fun for the whole family
Arts & Crafts showcase with Foothills Art Council
& Yadkin Valley Craft Guild
Buy tickets in advance at Diana's Bookstore, Harry's, or Royall's
$10 Adult, $5 student, kids under 6 free
for more info go to www.reevestheater.org
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Come dine on delicious food
in friendly surroundings
with great service.
sub sandwiches • kid’s menu
Over 15 home-cooked vegetables!
Call ahead,
take-out orders available.
1510 Mall Square, Wilkesboro
M–F 11am–9pm, Saturday 3–9pm
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Special offerings:
Thursday Evening- all you can eat Pasta
Friday Night- Catfish Buffet
Saturday- Seafood Night
Build your own sandwich
Hand Tossed Bistro Pizzas
& incredible desserts
Lunch: Monday through Saturday 11am –3pm
Dinner: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 5–8:30pm
Ya d ki n Va l l e y L iv i n g
308 North Main Street,
Mount Airy
Take It Outside,
Yadkin Valley, It’s
Summer Grilling Time
Nearly half of grill owners will use a grill one to two times
a week, May through September to grill burgers, hot dogs,
brisket, duck, lamb, vegetables and even desserts. Local
barbecue expert Gray Burchette of G&B Energy in Elkin,
says, "Prepare for the hot grilling season ahead by evaluating your grill. Replace it if it's rusty or wobbly or safety
guidelines are not being met."
There is a wide world of outdoor cooking choices available, so know what type of grill best fits you: Gas, charcoal, pellet or electric. Consider your budget-prices are
$50 to $5,000. Manufacturers design sleek stainless steel,
colors, and a variety of styles ranging from traditional to
modern. Today's grills are designed for specific areas such
as apartments, condos, to permanent outdoor kitchens.
Decide if you are a gourmet griller or just a basic hotdogsand-hamburgers type of griller. Make a list of your musthave features. Note the grill is just one-third of the tools
needed for grilling. Your basic tools are a grill cleaning
brush, long-handled tongs, long-handled fork, and a longhandled brush.
When invited: It's OK to bring your own sauce; bring
sides and beverages, enough to share; and as a guest, don't
"man" the grill, that's solely the host's territory.
When hosting: Have all grilled food ready at the same
time; offer grilled vegetarian options and don't feel obligated to invite neighbors! Before guests arrive, make sure the
grill is assembled solidly and master that instruction manual. Set the grill in an open area, away
from buildings and high traffic paths.
Use tips: Non-stick spray on the
grates cuts down clean-up time; if a
charcoal grill, line the bowl with aluminum foil (each use) for easy cleanup; a grill pad or splatter mat will protect your deck or patio from any grease
that misses the drip pan.
Safety tips: Never leave a lighted grill
unattended; wear appropriate clothingno frills, fringe, shirt tails, etc.; use barbecue utensils with long handles to
avoid burns; keep a commercial fire
extinguisher handy or a bucket of sand
or a garden hose nearby; have baking
soda on hand for a grease fire; and
never try to move a hot grill!
Looking for delicious steaks to grill, you won’t have to look any farther
than page 21 in this issue to discover Mount Airy Meat Center.
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dessert tray
Jan Kelly, N.C. Egg Association, says served warm or chilled, “This
lemon custard is as delicate as the new blooms of summer.” Fresh
lemon flavor; light, airy texture—the perfect ending to any meal!
Baked Lemon Custard
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. sugar
1/8 t. salt
1 1/2 c. hot milk
(about 3 min. on HIGH in microwave)
1 t. grated lemon peel
2 T. lemon juice
1/2 t. vanilla
In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, sugar and salt until well
blended. Stir in milk, lemon peel, lemon juice and vanilla. Blend well.
Place four, 6 oz. custard cups or ramekins in an 8x8-inch baking pan.
Pour about 1/4 egg mixture into each custard cup. Place pan on center
rack in preheated 350°F oven. Pour very hot water into pan so it
comes within 1/2-inch of the top of the custard cups. Bake until knife
inserted in center comes out clean, or about 30 to 35 minutes. Remove
custard cups from hot water. Cool on wire rack about 5 to 10 minutes.
Serve warm or cold. Refrigerate leftovers. Makes 4 servings.
Come visit us when we open on the
3rd Saturday of every month when the
Yadkin Valley Cruisers come to town.
On Cruiser Saturdays
we’re open for lunch and dinner till 7pm.
AND look for things deliciously special
that are not on our regular menu.
with Lunch Order
Anthony’s Deli and Bakery
104 E. Elm St., Yadkinville
(336) 679-4155
Expires 6/30/2009
We take as much pride in our catering
services as we do our daily menu.
Let’s sit down and discuss your specific
needs and come up with the perfect
menu customized for your event…
at your place or ours.
wedding receptions
corporate functions
or private party
We serve only the freshest quality products. Sandwiches made
to order, rich, delicious desserts, steaming hot gourmet coffees,
and one of the best things on our menu is our customer service,
all served in a comfortable atmosphere.
We invite you to visit us for a savory breakfast or lunch.
104 E. Elm Street, Downtown Yadkinville
just south of the courthouse
Ask about our
Saturday Date
Night Special
Ya d ki n Va l l e y L iv i n g
(336) 679-4155 Monday-Friday 7am to 3pm
visit us at myspace/anthonysdeliandbakery for photos of our bakery/deli and our catering services
Anthony’s Deli and Bakery
part of our
Ann Garwood lives in the Brushy
Mountains and says, “This cake is wonderful and for the chocolate lover! You
can top it off with some dark chocolate
morsels if you want some added decoration. Good luck—hope you enjoy
it—it is well worth all the work!”
Ann Garwood’s
Double Chocolate Cake
7 (1-oz.) squares unsweetened
½ c. shortening
2 c. sugar
2 large or extra large eggs
2 c. sifted cake flour or all-purpose
½ t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
¾ t. salt
¾ c. buttermilk
¾ c. half-and-half milk
1 T. vanilla
Place chocolate in top of a double
boiler; bring water to a boil. Reduce
heat to low; cook until chocolate
melts. Beat shortening at medium
speed with an electric mixer until
creamy; gradually add sugar, beating
well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating
after each addition. Add chocolate,
mixing well. Combine flour and next
3 ingredients; add to chocolate
mixture alternately with buttermilk
and half-and half milk, beginning and
ending with flour mixture. Mix at low
speed after each addition until blended and mixed well. Stir in vanilla.
Pour batter into two greased/floured
9-inch cake pans. Bake at 350°F for
30 or 35 minutes or until a wooden
pick inserted in center comes out
clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10
minutes; remove from pans, cool
completely on wire racks. Frost with
the Double Chocolate Fudge Frosting.
Now… for the sinfully rich frosting recipe,
visit foodsandflavors at yadkinvalleyliving.com
Ann Garwood lives in the Brushy Mountains. and
says, “This cake is wonderful, well worth the work
and for the chocolate lover!”
It’s Summer Grilling Time
May & June are filled with Great Grilling Times
like Father’s Day – Memorial Day and everyday!
We offer everything but the grill…any kinds of supplies for the picnic!
Grilling for two, grilling for the company picnic or the church supper
Breads/buns, all kinds of sauces and rubs, frozen foods, fresh side dishes AND DELICIOUS APPETIZERS.
Only the choicest steaks, and of course delicious burgers and hot dogs.
In our cases
Find the FRESHEST:
Deli Meats
Buffalo Wings
Lemon Butter Chicken
Cheese Sticks
Spicy Chicken
Sweet Corn Nuggets
Potato Wedges
Giving you only the FRESHEST meats,
the LEANEST cuts and SERVICE with a smile.
Locally owned
& operated by
Gray & Kathy Gwyn
Meat Airy
Come visit, it’s worth the drive from anywhere in the Yadkin Valley.
Inspe ily
Mount Airy Meat Center
133 Old Buck Shoals Road • Mount Airy
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discover the treasures of
Downtown Elkin
Circle of Friends
fun summer reading!
Yarn Shop & Fiber Art Studio
Speci a li z i ng i n Fi ne Ya r ns
national top sellers
regional interest
special interest
127 West Main St.,
Downtown Elkin
The place where great cooking begins!
a cozy fun place to shop and…discover.
We Have Healthy
Organic Foods &
Whole Grains
~ For knitters and crocheters
~ Introducing weaving, spinning,
felting and dyeing
~ Offering classes in all mediums
Drop in Thursday evenings
for Sit & Knit 6 to 8pm
120 W. Main Street, Elkin 336-526-3100
Join us for a fun-for-the-whole-family musical day!
Saturday May 23rd - 1 to 9pm
Elkin High School Football Field
GREAT Entertainment from—Driven jazz
Danny Crouse Entertainment•Big Daddy Love
The Blues Deville Band•Mixed Emotions
Buy tickets in advance at
Diana's Bookstore, Harry's, or Royall's
$10 Adult, $5 student, kids under 6 free
for more info go to www.reevestheater.org
Come in and browse
the area’s most complete
Pennsylvania Dutch
Bulk Food Store!
salads, desserts and
Herseys Ice Cream
We accept food stamps
and all major credit cards.
302 East Main St.,
At the intersection
of Main St. and Standard St.,
Historic Elkin • (336)835-1426
Mon–Sat, 9am–6pm
Ya d ki n Va l l e y L iv i n g
128 West Main Street
Historic Downtown Elkin
(336) 835-3412
Since 1923 a fun family place to eat
Monday-Friday 9 to 5
Saturday 9 to 3
in Nana’s bykitchen
Christine Greene
Since 1939 it has been
our pleasure to serve the
families in our community.
Thank you
to our loyal customers
Larry Irwin
Hometown Service
116 East Main
Historic Downtown Elkin
(336) 835-2621
Appalachian Spring
food friendly white wine
Booger Swamp
Attending the Yadkin Valley and
Tanglewood Festivals in May
Come taste and enjoy our award winning
wines recently awarded Three gold,
Seven Silver and Six Bronze Medals
Summer Hours: Thurs/Fri/Sat Noon to 6pm
Sun 2 to 5 or by appointment
125 W. Main St., Elkin, NC 336-835-1313
randchildren today could not imagine a kitchen without a microwave
oven! Some of us who are grandparents now never saw one in our
grandmother’s kitchen or even in our parents’ kitchen because it had
not been invented!
While you enjoy making the “party” microwave food recipes below, talk
with your grandchildren/children about the history of this important piece of
technology. A number of science projects could be centered on the
microwave. Research states that the microwave oven is one of the most brilliant inventions of the human race! It certainly helped to change the role of
women in the home, becoming a practical necessity for a fast-paced world.
An accidental discovery in the mid-40s, the first home microwave oven
units (large and expensive) began hitting the market in the 50s. It was late
1960s when counter top microwaves costing under $500 became available.
The oven showed the rise of electronics as the greatest force in technological
change. In 1975 the sales of microwave ovens exceeded that of gas ranges for
the first time. A year later reports show nearly 60% of U.S. households were
using the appliance, a higher percentage than that of the dishwasher!
Probably used for heating food more than anything, most homemakers
would say that one convenience is well worth having a microwave oven in the
kitchen. Sarah, my 12-year-old grandniece, says she probably uses it for making popcorn more than anything else. Whether you use the bags, or have a
container to pour the popcorn kernels in, be sure to supervise until you know
the child realizes the danger involved, and practices your safety rules. A
friend who has two grandchildren living with her all the time says they enjoy
making S’mores, a quick and tasty snack or party food.
When Sydney and Mollie visit Nana’s kitchen again, I will tell them their
dad won a blue ribbon at the county fair with my Easy Fudge recipe. If they
arrive near Mother’s or Father’s Day, we can make the candy as a gift.
Another easy microwave recipe to make with children is Cheese Dip that
can also be used as a topper for baked potatoes. So whether you are doing
popcorn, softening ice cream or cheese, crisping crackers or chips, boiling
water, reheating food, baking potatoes, making candy, dip, or other snacks,
have fun in Nana’s kitchen making memories and learning a little about the
history of the microwave.
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2 graham cracker squares
Chocolate chips or other milk
chocolate candy (small Hershey bars
work well).
Miniature marshmallows (can use
large, but these are nice to count
with children).
Place graham cracker square on
paper napkin or plate. Top with
chocolate and marshmallows.
Microwave on HIGH, just until
marshmallows puff up—10 to 20
seconds depending on wattage of
oven. Top with second cracker. Can
add peanut butter or sliced bananas
if desired.
1 lb. powdered sugar
½ c. cocoa
1 stick margarine/butter (1/2 c.)
¼ c. milk
1 t. vanilla
½ c. chopped nuts, optional
Blend sugar and cocoa together in
glass bowl. Add milk and butter,
sliced in 6 to 8 pieces. Cook for 2 to
3 minutes in microwave oven until
butter melts. Remove from oven; stir
until mixture is smooth. Add vanilla
and nuts, stirring until blended. Pour
into buttered 8-inch square container;
cool. Cut into 1-inch squares. Yield:
about 5 dozen
12-oz. Velveeta cheese, grated
or cut into cubes
1 can cream of chicken soup,
4-oz. can diced green chilies
O l d T o w n C l o c k S h o p & R e p a i r, I n c .
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3738 Reynolda Road (Highway 67), Winston-Salem
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Combine all ingredients in micro-safe
bowl. Heat on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes;
stir. Repeat a minute or two at a time,
stirring until smooth and hot. Add a
cup of salsa if desired. Use chips of
your choice, or use as a baked potato
the cookbook collector
the Past
is one of the most aesthetically
pleasing little books I’ve seen in a
long time—the colors and design
are artistic. This collectible cookbook is truly for the serious collector. This gem is perfect for the
open hearth cook and comes with
a glossary to translate some of the
old-fashioned terminology, conversion charts to assist the experienced modern cook in preparing
“receipts,” a resource list, an index
and a bibliography for further
reading. Preserving the Past is a nice blend of archival cookbook and history
book of many Salem Moravians’ receipts and lifestyle rituals like the Lovefeast
and its foods, appropriate etiquette, cleaning formulas, medicinal remedies,
sprinkled with lively, long-ago quotes from the 18th and 19th century. It has
won the Willie Parker Peace History Book Award. With it, the Carolina Avenue
Press and Emily-Sarah Lineback, a Moravian descendant herself, have carefully
gathered the first-ever published recipe compilation from documents housed
within the Moravian Archives in Winston-Salem.
Currently Preserving the Past, $15.95 for a hardcover is in its second printing. Part of the proceeds of each book sold goes to the Moravian Archives for
continued preservation efforts.
Check locally at Diana’s Bookstore, Yadkin Valley General Store, both in
Elkin, Rockford Mercantile, open Saturdays and Sundays in Rockford, Moravian
Book & Gift, Old Salem Visitors Center, and Boonville Public Library to find a
copy for yourself or a cookbook collecting friend. A paperback version is $10.95
+ s/h through www.carolinapress.com
with Caroline Donalson
BJ’s Shoes
104 East Dalton Road
Downtown King, NC
(336) 983-3625
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Also featuring Saucony Pumas Skechers
Propet Wolverine Durashocks
Dozens & dozens of patterns
and colors, infant sizes to adult
Expert Shoe Repair
Each issue we give away a FREE Pot Holder from the NC Egg Association.
Enter to win by sending a note or entering at yadkinvalleyliving.com.
Winner drawn at random from all entries.
Congratulations to the March/April winner Judy Holloway of Hays.
Special events
made extra special
D&F Catering
Hot Dogs
Shakes, sundaes and an out
of this world Banana Split
corner of Apperson Road
at 10015 NC Hwy 67
East Bend
(336) 699-4513
Indian Heaps Road • East Bend
Tues–Sat 11a–9p Sun 12–9p
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Come visit our NEW Showroom and Design Center
filled with ideas to ignite your imagination!
Accredited Natural Stone Fabricator
from the Marble Institute of America
Family Owned and Operated
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Granite for countertops,
baths, bars, fireplaces, showers, desks,
floors and custom made granite furniture.
by Bruce Heye,
The Wine Guy
We also offer C A M B R I A®
Natural Quartz Surfaces
Bruce Heye teaches wine
classes at Salem College,
hosts wine tastings,
and consults with restaurants
on their wine lists.
589 Hiatt Road, Mount Airy 336.719.2729 1.800.208.1427
part of the Yadkin River Wine Trail
B ri n g y o u r fa m i l y, fri e n d s a n d g u e st s to t a st e o u r
award-winning Yadkin Valley wines
Visit our homeplace nestled among century-old oaks
and taste wines from our award-winning vineyard.
Tour and learn the history behind this family farm.
featuring our own:
Chambourcin, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Syrah, Viognier, Chardonnay, Synergy
Olde Yattken and a new
Crushed Velvet, a semi-sweet red wine
w w w. f l i n t h i l l v i n e ya rd s . co m
2153 Flint Hill Road in East Bend
tasting room hours:
Thurs/Friday/Sat 12–5, Sun 12–5
or by appointment (336-699-4455)
Flint Hill Wines can also be purchased during all open restaurant hours.
Century Kitchen at Flint Hill Vineyards
Open for dinner reservations Thursday through Saturday 5–9:30pm
Brunch on the 1st Sunday of every month from 11:30am-4pm
NEW—Now serving Lunch on Friday, Saturday, Sunday from noon–4pm
Visit www.flinthillcenturykitchen.com for our menu
Ya d ki n Va l l e y L iv i n g
ost people who visit wineries or attend wine tastiness of North Carolina wines have heard the story
of “The Teachers” who own Hanover Park
Vineyard. This year will mark their tenth harvest, making
Hanover Park one of the oldest wineries in the Yadkin Valley
and in all of North Carolina. It seems appropriate to revisit
their story and to update it a bit.
Michael Helton met his future bride at an art education
conference in November, 1994. He says it was like something out of the musical “South Pacific” because they met in
a crowded room as in “Some Enchanted Evening.” Michael
asked Amy if she would have a drink with him and from
there things moved very fast. They were married 14 months
later but, because they were both art teachers, they didn’t
have a honeymoon until after school closed in June. The 28
days they spent in southern France turned their lives in a
totally different direction. For the first time in their lives they
drank wine each and every day.
They returned from France and started talking about
what they could do in the wine business that could offer
them a different life style. Weekends were spent driving
around the Yadkin Valley visiting wineries and looking at various potential vineyard sites. They started studying about
wine. Michael offered to do volunteer labor at the Westbend
Vineyards where Steve Shepard gave him every dirty job in
the winery to see just how committed
he was to the task. From Steve he
Frog Holler Cabins
learned the importance of cleanliness at
Yadkin Valley Wine Region
a winery and the proper procedures for
making wine.
By December of 1996, Michael and
Amy had found and purchased a 23acre site on Courtney-Huntsville Road
in Yadkin County. The property and the
Our location,
100-year-old farmhouse were now
close by to multiple
theirs, and their lives were altered forvineyards, makes
ever. Their life was now dominated by
Frog Holler Cabins
working every spare moment cleaning,
a perfect respite
painting and doing roof repairs to the
during your
farm house so they could open the winYadkin
ery and tasting room. One obstacle
Wine tour.
stood in their way: the local and state
government regulations. Yadkin County
was a dry county and no North
Carolina wineries were located in any
All cabins are newly constructed and spacious with spectacular views of Big Elkin Creek.
dry counties. Even the local people and
They sleep three to four comfortably. Cabins come equipped with all linens,
officials wanted to keep their county
high-speed internet, satellite TV, and complete kitchens.
dry. After much research Michael
Gas fireplaces and hot tubs are also available in select units.
learned state law trumps county laws
Stocked Fishing Pond • Walking Trails • Horseshoe Pit
and, with a lot of effort, he was able to
Just 10 minutes to Stone Mt State Park • Within 20 minutes of 10 vineyards,
complete the necessary paperwork for
Minutes to Elkin & Wilkesboro
approval to open a winery. Meanwhile,
in the spring of 1997, they planted a litDaytime (336) 526-2661 Nights/Weekends (336) 835-2578
tle over two acres of vines, adding two
more acres in1998.
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Left to right: Amy Helton in the winery’s tasting room. The old farmhouse and it’s landscaped grounds offer the perfect setting to enjoy Hanover
Park’s wines. Michael practices the winemaker’s craft.
Hanover Park Vineyards opened its doors to the public
July 1, 2000, with 375 cases of wine from the 1999 harvest.
Since then both Michael and Amy have worked hard to make
their dream a reality. Both have since given up their teaching
jobs to spend the time required by their very busy life as owners of a vineyard and winery.
It hasn’t always been easy. The wine business is basically
agriculture and subject to the whims of the weather. In 2003
their vineyard was hit by a severe hail storm that destroyed
97% of their crop, making the harvest a disaster. Similarly the
2007 crop was destroyed when the mild March weather was
followed by the Easter freeze destroying virtually all of the
budding vines.
Throughout these 10 years of hard work, financial strain
and difficult times in the vineyard, they have remained upbeat
and dedicated to becoming successful vintners. Both have
been active in the winemaking community, with Michael
teaching viticulture at Surry County Community College and
serving as a member of the North Carolina Grape Council.
Amy was an early leader of the North Carolina Winegrowers
Association as a board member, Vice President and, most
recently, the newly elected President. This group is dedicated
to expanding the knowledge of successful winemaking and
winery management throughout North Carolina.
Since their honeymoon was in the south of France in the
areas of Provence and the southern Rhone Valley, Hanover
Park specializes in wines from that region. They are the only
North Carolina winery that produces a wine made principally from the Mourvedre grape. Mourvedre produces a full flavored, rustic wine that is an excellent food wine. Other special wines are their Viognier, which is also a Rhone grape, and
the Chambourcin grape, a hybrid that grows very well in
North Carolina and Virginia. Hanover Park also has two special blended wines called Michael’s Blend and 1897. These
two wines spend extra time in the oak barrels to pick up extra
flavors and be ready to drink upon release.
Hanover Park’s 100-year-old tasting room offers a warm
and friendly environment where friends and newcomers alike
are greeted and offered wine country hospitality and the fine
wines made from their surrounding vineyard.
Hanover Park Vineyard
Tasting Room Hours
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12:00 to 6:00
Sunday 1:00 to 5pm
1927 Courtney-Huntsville Road, Yadkinville
(336) 463-2875 hanoverparkwines.com
Trolley Through the Wineries
It’s truly amazing to see the rapid
growth of wineries and vineyards in the
Yadkin Valley. It’s also wonderful to see
cleared land and vegetation thriving in
the form of grape vines. Simply because
there are so many vineyards it is impossible to see them all in a single day, even
if they were direct neighbors. Now that
reliable weather is with us again,
Yadkin Valley visitors can park their
cars at one vineyard and for a nominal
fee of only $5 get a theater-type ticket
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to board the Yadkin River Valley Wine
Trail Trolley. They then leave the driving to a local driver who will take them
to Yadkin River Wine Trail wineries
located in the northeast section of
Yadkin and southeast portion of Surry
The trolley will run a continuous
loop every Saturday from noon to
6:00p.m. among Cellar 4201, Divine
Llama Vineyards, Flint Hill Vineyards,
Hutton Vineyards (Surry County),
RagApple Lassie Vineyards and Stony
Knoll Vineyards.
That same local driver allows safe
access and can answer questions about
the territory by pointing out area guest
houses and B & Bs, characterize vineyard owners and wineries as each is an
individualistic story, each offering up
some unique features and exquisite
Visitors will end up at the starting
point to retrieve their cars.
Featured Wine
is Hanover Park’s 2005 Chambourcin made
from a French hybrid grape that grows really
well in the Yadkin Valley.
Amy Helton says, “This wine is very popular
with visitors to Hanover Park Vineyard, it goes
great with tomato based foods.”
Michael Helton explains, “This vintage of
Chambourcin was fermented at a colder
temperature over a two week period instead of
the usual 4 to 5 days giving the wine more body,
reminding him of a burgundy in texture.”
We think this Chambourcin is a wine you’ll
enjoy and another great example of a
winemaker’s talent.
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Infused Butter ...
says Debbi Hoover, is one of the latest fads at upscale restaurants. This
condiment is easy to make at home
and can upgrade a dinner party with
little time or money.
Compound butter is made by
incorporating various seasonings
into softened, whole butter. Butter
and flavoring ingredients can be
combined with a blender, food
processor or mixer. Using parchment
paper or plastic wrap, place the
mixed butter and roll into a cylinder,
chill, and slice as needed. Most compound butters will keep for two to
three days in the fridge or frozen for
longer storage.
To each of the following recipes,
soften one pound butter with salt
and pepper to taste.
Basil Butter: 2 oz. basil, 2 oz.
chopped shallots, 2 t. lemon juice.
Herb Butter: 1 c. mixed, fresh
herbs, like dill, chives, tarragon or
Red Pepper Butter: Puree 8 oz.
roasted, peeled, red bell peppers.
Butter to Drizzle...
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Try these butter (margarine, if you
like) drizzles the next time you settle down with a bowl of popcorn!
Dill Butter: Drizzle 1/4 c. melted
butter over corn, sprinkle with 1 t.
dillweed and toss. Parmesan
Butter: Stir 1 T. grated Parmesan
cheese into 1/4 c. melted butter,
pour over corn and toss. Barbecue
Butter: Stir 1 t. bottled barbecue
sauce into 1/4 c. melted butter, pour
over corn, toss. Garlic Butter: Stir
1/2 t. garlic salt into 1/4 c. melted
butter, pour over corn, toss.
Paprika Butter: Stir 1 t. seasoned
salt and 1 t. paprika into 1/4 c.
melted butter and pour over popcorn. Chili Butter: Stir 1 t. chili
powder and 1 t. garlic salt (optional
drop or two liquid red pepper seasoning) into 1/4 c. melted butter,
pour and toss. Onion Butter: Stir 1
t. onion salt into 1/4 c. butter, pour
over corn and toss—all good stuff!
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The Mall is not open on Sunday
featuring Fine Friend’s Cafe
Fine Friends staff is: back, left to right, Ryder Bumgarner
and Coy Stanley. Front: left to right,Tammy Luffman,
Tony Jo Bumgarner and Tracy Moore.
Toni Jo wanted to share one of her favorite verses about friends:
A man that hath both friends must shew himself friendly;
and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Proverbs 18:24
Having just celebrated their
tenth anniversary Fine Friends
has a proven track record of
offering delicious food and
great service. Owner Tony Jo
Bumgarner says: “Our claim to
fame is our cornbread salad and
chicken salad.” The filet mignon
sandwich is a popular order too.
Daily specials give you a reason
to come back often.
They also offer catering.
Fine Friends is open Monday
through Saturday from
8am till 2pm and serves
breakfast from 8am till 10:30am.
Hanging Baskets
Bedding Plants
Wave Petunias
Beautiful ways to say
“I Love You Mom” this Mother’s Day
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Rolls of carpet at Carpet Warehouse in Winston-Salem.
by Paula Metcalfe
ondering what’s underfoot these days? Here’s a look at the latest
offerings in hardwood, tile, laminate, vinyl and carpet. Flooring
material that comes in planks—wood, laminate and vinyl, is
broadening its horizons. Planks that once measured 1 1/4 inches wide have
spread to 5-8 inches across. The result is a floor with fewer seams and a more
old-fashioned look than many wood-strip floors.
Another nod to the past is the resurgence of recovered,
also called antique, wood and distressed wood look-alikes.
Real wood with an antique moniker is gaining popularity
because of its right grain and weathered appearance. Antique
wood can cost up to three times more than brand new hardwood flooring, but manufacturers also offer laminates and
vinyl in weathered styles. These often have the appearance of
texture, including knots, scrapes and nail holes.
Water proof labels have been in the works for a few years
now and waterproof laminate flooring has become quite
“hot.” In fact, manufacturers like to submerge their laminate
flooring underwater in a fountain or bathtub to demonstrate
its stability in water. Laminate can now venture into the
bath—even in a household with kids who like to splash in
the tub.
Though domestic woods such as oak and pine still rule
for flooring, exotic wood lookalikes are quietly making their
presence. Australian cypress, Brazilian cherry and African
iroko offer warmth with light tones and distinctive grain
patterns. Real exotics are extremely hard to find and are
expensive, but as laminate flooring, they are much more
Some laminate and vinyl companies now package and
sell design insets in standard sizes to go with their flooring.
Tile manufacturers, too, are making it easy to design a
unique floor without breaking the bank. Many new lines of
tile come in several shapes, sizes and complementary colors
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Left to right Sharon Bledsoe, Regina Brown, Michelle White, Becky Haymore use
computerized testing equipment to make sure your swimming pool water is perfect.
COMPUTERIZED water testing
for the perfect pool
More homeowners are installing swimming pools for exercise and relaxation.
Whether it’s an inground or above ground pool, to ensure your pool is clean and
safe, pool water should look clear. If your water is imbalanced, it can not only be
harmful and uncomfortable to swimmers, but also your heating, filtering or
pumping system.
Becky Haymore and her staff conduct, free of charge to any pool owner, a
carefully regulated chemical treatment assessment through the accuracy of computerized Water Analysis System tests. It’s suggested to run a water sample test at
the beginning, middle and end of the season. There is no charge for the test and
Haymore even furnishes a free 1/2 pint bottle to carry your sample. You can also
bring your water in for testing in other containers, just remember to use a clean
container, so it doesn’t spoil the results.
The people at Haymore treat your report as if it was a prescription for your
pool. They take the time to explain the report the computer printout of your
water test, even writing in steps, the actions you need to take including what and
when and how to keep your pool water at its best.
Also available from the Haymores are home water testing kits for purchase if
you prefer to test on your own, or to get more frequent updates.
A swimming pool is like anything else—the better you treat it, the longer and
better it will serve you. Test your pool water regularly, maintain balance and your
pool will give you great enjoyment.
Like to know more maintaining your pool or installing a new one?
Haymore Construction, Inc.
282 Crossroads Church Road, Dobson
easy access, just moments off I-77
(336) 366-2473 www.haymorepools.com
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so you can customize the floor to your
aesthetic preferences as well as the size
of the room.
You can discern laminate from
hardwood and vinyl from ceramic tile,
but the line between the copycat and
the real McCoy is blurring more and
more. Sheet vinyl, which once couldn’t
pass for ceramic tile or slate, now
sports irregular grain lines and variations in glossiness and texture that
more closely resemble tile of stone.
Several laminate producers also have
taken to embossing a grain-like texture
on their flooring, which imparts a textured appearance, but doesn’t affect
the floor’s easy maintenance.
Aluminum oxide imparts durability
and fade resistance to hardwood, making wood flooring with this an excellent choice for kitchens. In addition,
some manufacturers give the option of
lower-gloss finishes for more casual
Like vinyl, most laminates are marketed as fairly easy do-it-yourself projects. Some don’t require nails or adhesives; metal-tipped tongue and groove
joints simply snap into place for nofuss installation. Even some engineered
wood products are touted as DIYfriendly!
Much of the interest in laminate
flooring is because of its imperviousness to stains that would ruin other
types of flooring. Now, many carpet
and rug brands shed stains thanks to
protective treatments such as 3M’s
Scotchgard, applied to the entire carpet fiber, not just the surface.
There’s a new wave of cooler colors
swelling; hardwood in ashy, grayish
stains, stone-look vinyl in jewel-tone
blues; and laminate in refreshing greens
meant as accent pieces or borders.
These serene shades fit into contemporary kitchens and baths with ease.
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Photo Charms
by Allison Leeds
he secret is out! With a minimal amount of supplies and
equipment, you can handcraft jeweler quality photo charms! A
soldered charm is essentially a jewelry
sandwich made by placing photographs or artwork between 2 microscope slide-thin pieces of glass, held
together using a stained glass technique. Copper foil tape is wrapped
around all sides of the charm. For
durability and appearance, solder is
melted over the copper foil tape. With
the addition of a jump ring, the charm
is ready to slide onto a chain or ribbon
to create jewelry or a home decor item.
You’ll need:
• 2 small photos or other artwork
• cut-to-size thin clear glass (similar
to microscope slides)
• 1 roll 5/16” copper foil tape
• small bottle acid free flux
• lead free solder
• a few jump rings
• soldering iron with strand
& wet sponge
• small clamps
• scissors and needle nosed pliers
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(Preheat your soldering iron by plugging into a regular wall outlet. Place
it in its protective stand and keep it
off all surfaces that can be damaged
by heat. A heat resistant work surface
such as a glass cutting board or a
piece of tile is highly recommended.)
Make sure your photos are cut the
same size as the glass. On your work
surface, place 1 clean piece of glass.
Lay one photo face down onto the
glass, then position the other photo
face up on the stack. top this with the
other piece of glass. It already look
pretty, doesn’t it? Now, clamp the
whole works neatly together. Unroll a few inches of copper
foil tape—not too much or it may get tangled. Begin pressing the foil to the edge of the glass/photo stack, leaving an
equal margin on each side. Continue around all 4 sides,
unrolling copper foil tape only as needed. Overlap ends of
the foil about 1/4” and use scissors to cut foil tape when you
have covered all sides. Carefully press all edges of the copper foil tape, using your fingernail, a credit card or a bone
folder tool. The smoother your work now, the easier it will
be to cover later with solder.
Here’s the tricky part—in a well-ventilated area, working
on one edge of the charm at a time, brush flux on just as nail
polish is applied. Wipe the tip of the hot soldering iron on a
damp sponge before each time you begin to melt solder.
Immediately start melting solder onto the copper foil tape.
Hold the roll of solder in one hand and the hot soldering
iron in the other. Touch the tip os the soldering iron to the
end of the solder. it melts in an instant, which is your cue to
quickly and smoothly drag the molten solder as far as it will
go across the copper foil. Keep touching the hot iron to the
end of the solder to add more as you cover all r sides of the
charm. Tip: You’ll get about 1 1/2” coverage with each bit of
solder. Lastly, apply a bit of solder to the center top of the
charm and quickly push a jump ring into the hot solder.
Once this cools, it will form a strong bond.
Your first attempts may have bumpy, uneven edges. With
practise comes perfection, i.e., smoother edges. Photo
charms can hold pictures of beloved pets, friends, travel
memories, inspirational sayings, pressed flowers, miniatures
of your children’s artwork and are splendid Mother’s Day
gifts. Once you make your first few charms and gain confidence, you might embellish further with beads to make by
the dozen!
Allison’s photo charms
For further information, supplies, and project ideas, stop by
Allison’s website: WorthRemembering.com/Jewelry
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home & garden
Kids & Summer
by Tavi Petree
Tavi has a BA in Psychology,
MA in Teaching and teaches fourth grade
at Mount Olive Elementary School in King.
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is a fun, new,
feature at
Learn a little something
new… every Friday.
ave you noticed the stress and frustration on the faces of strangers as you
pass by in a crowded mall or grocery store? It seems that everyone has the
familiar look of uncertainty about the future. However, the children we
raise now are our future and one thing they certainly need from adults is knowledge. I realize traditionally summer is the time to give academic knowledge a
rest—just promise you will keep reading through the summer months!
This season is a wonderful time to teach that reading can be for the purpose
of relaxation. Have your child bring a book or magazine to the pool. What else
goes on during those pool breaks? Set up a tent and try reading by flashlight under
the starry, summer sky.
And by all means take advantage of the super summer reading programs offered
by your nearest public library, or farthest library if you want to take the whole day
for an adventure including a picnic lunch and park trip! I understand this year’s
themes are Be Creative @ Your Library and Express Yourself @ Your Library.
Why not make it a family affair where you can explore the worlds of art, music,
dance, writing theater and of course, reading? And it’s all for free!
Even though the economy is in turmoil, who can turn down homemade goodies and goods made by children. Whether selling fresh veggies, cold drinks, or
homemade goodies, there are many great lessons to be taught and learned. Supply
and demand, basic economics and human relations can all be learned through the
set-up of a summertime stand. Of course, adults should always be present with
their kids for obvious safety reasons. What better satisfaction comes from letting
a youngster take ownership of his or her own entrepreneurship?
During the heat of the day when children want to stay indoors, try the
Internet. There are so many wonderful resources for children. My school, Mount
Olive Elementary, has an out-of-this-cyber world website, complete with a special
student section. Check with your school and your child’s teacher’s website. Many
teachers have links to child-friendly, safe to navigate sites. Let this summer rejuvenate you by living through kids...my thoughts to you...
Bury your feet in the sand,
Plant a garden on a piece of N.C. land,
Visit a pond, catch a fish,
Eat homemade ice cream,
a favorite summer dish,
Take a nature walk, swim and read,
Let your heart be your summer lead.
For the convenience of home delivery it’s easy to subscribe,
just visit yadkinvalleyliving.com
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Pepper Mills 101
by Debbi Hoover
lease pass the salt! Now you should always pass the pepper also because the
two travel together. We all know about salt, but what about that tag-a-long?
Pepper is obtained from the “Piper Nigrum” vine and for the last 3,000
years it has been one of the most widely traded spices. Pepper is produced in very
few countries that are very close to the Equator. India is the largest producer.
During the Middle Ages, pepper was more valuable by weight than gold.
Pepper can be used to enhance the flavor of both sweet and savory dishes.
There are three basic types of pepper: black, white and green. The black peppercorn is picked not ripe and then dried until the skin turns black. The green peppercorn is also picked before it is ripe and then placed in a brine. It is slightly
fruity, tart, and great for chutneys and mustards. The white peppercorn is ripened
with the skins removed and allowed to dry. Black and white peppercorns are
available whole, cracked or ground. Whole peppercorns freshly ground with a
pepper mill are always more flavorful than pre-ground pepper.
In the modern world, pepper is easily available and pepper containers are as
varied as the users. Our modern day pepper shakers can be plastic and disposable,
but history reveals the value of pepper demonstrates quality of dispensers.
Pepper mills began as pestle and mortar used to crush the pepper berry to very
ornate, expensive and historic mills. Peugeot mills have two mechanisms with a
channeling groove to line up the peppercorn and a grinding groove to do the
actual grinding. the early pepper mills were carved wood with metal working
stainless steel.
Pepper mills will have a top nut which must be unscrewed, the top removed
with a cavity exposed, which should be filled with peppercorns. Most grocery
stores have peppercorns. The nut and top will be replaced and the top can now
be turned to begin the grinding process. Fresh ground pepper has a mild, pungent,
delightful flavor and is highly recommended!
Debbi is the owner of D&F Catering and the Victoria House in East Bend.
She can be reached at (336) 699-2269.
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Mountain Valley is an assisted living home,
licensed by North Carolina.
Monitored by local government,
community groups and family members.
Operated by local people, and a dedicated staff.
Please feel free to call or visit Brenda Peddycord
our licensed adult care home administrator.
We offer:
New building with gorgeous front porch.
26-bed Adult Care Home with individual rooms,
suites or room with a friend accommodations.
Quiet, serene country living, nestled
between beautiful Sauratown Mountain
and Hanging Rock in Stokes County.
Two dining rooms with small seating arrangements.
Private restrooms for each room
with full baths available.
In-room flat screen TV and phone ready rooms.
Our services:
Dedicated, trained staff. • Medication administered,
24-hour staffing. • Routine laundry, cleaning, activities of
interest. • Dietary meals with special therapeutic diets.
Assistance with activities of daily living.
Medical and social transportation. • Outings in the
community like shopping, movies, breakfast trips,
summer picnics, potluck dinners. • Birthday parties. • Bingo
Residents’ council meetings. • Guest speakers and entertainers
Prayer and Bible study groups.
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yadkin valley
by Toby Bost,
Consulting Horticulturist
Bost Consulting Group
336/ 723-5733
Todd Lasseigne
here is a lot of excitement in Kernersville as hometown folk watch the
progress at the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden (PJCBG). After ten years of
planning, fundraising and site preparation, the Garden is being to take shape.
Located in the heart of the Triad, this new public garden is the realization of
the dream of a local business man known first for automobiles, but now for horticulture. According to PJCBG executive director, Todd Lasseigne, “the completion of the Patten Garden inside the fence off Main Street is a milestone in the
first phase. We are trying to give anyone who stops by a taste of what is yet to
come on the rest of our seven acres.”
Volunteers joined the Garden staff last winter in planting 36,000 bulbs of 180
different flower varieties for guests to enjoy this spring. Adrienne Roethling,
PJCBG garden curator, was most proud of the Darwin and species tulips that have
proven reliability in southern bulb beds. The ornamental plantings that form the
perimeter of the street side are visible to passing motorists that drive north to the
town’s epicenter. A massive fence constructed of steel and masonry on the thoroughfare serves as a fitting backdrop.
The PJCBG boasts an impressive staff of quality horticulturists. Director Todd
Lasseigne is an amazing plantsman himself and a huge asset
to our region. Anyone who has been fortunate enough to
attend one of his seminars is well aware of his vast knowledge of landscape horticulture. He is a plant explorer in his
own rite, well traveled here and abroad. His contacts reach
A Full Service Garden Shop!
to Japan where he lectures in the nursery district historically known as Angyo. Lasseigne was the assistant director at
House Plants, Annuals,
NC State University’s prestigious J.C. Raulston Arboretum
Perennials, Vegetable Plants,
in Raleigh prior to accepting his current post at PJCBG.
Seeds, Shrubbery, Roses & Trees
I was pleasantly surprised to learn Todd had moved west.
Landscape Design and Installation
I can’t imagine a better choice to lead the efforts by the
Ciener family to fulfill a dream of their late father Paul J.
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Ciener. This was no small project to pursue since it has a
4725 Yadkinville Rd., Pfafftown (336) 922-1400
$7.5 million budget for Phase I. The Board of Directors of
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the Garden reads like a “who’s who list” of local celebrities
A Garden Guru
and His
Meet Dr. Todd
The Potting Shed
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and includes names like Bob Timberlake, Senator Richard
Burr and Dr. Don Martin.
Lasseigne has plenty of good help from an eager staff who
is working hard to create a magnificent garden for Triad residents. His operations and programs coordinator, Nancy
Fauser, goes out of her way to see that visitors and volunteers are welcome. She is a great communicator and is diligent to ensure that the annual plant sale is successful.
PJCBG members will appreciate the excellent newsletter
published by the staff. And certainly an important person,
James Fry, chief gardener, is in a critical role; hats-off to him
for persevering in the face of acres of noxious weeds and
piedmont clay soil.
As for future plans, PJCBG would like to educate children
about gardening and become a community destination. The
facility will lend itself to serious learning and experimentation. The Hayter Firm of Pinehurst, NC, designed a visitor
center that is currently shaping up to be a Horticulture
Complex replete with offices, classroom and tool space,
and topped off with a “living green roof.”
The Garden plans to integrate post-graduate units of study
with its development. An exciting partnership with Forsyth
Tech Community College is underway to offer an associates
degree in Landscape Gardening. There is a perceived need for
owners of large properties and estate gardens to employ professional gardeners who have mastered appropriate skills critical in the field of grounds maintenance. Where better to get
hands-on experience than at a fledging botanical garden.
Subsequently, this is also a perfect marriage since Forsyth Tech
operates out of the Swisher Center located in Kernersville.
Aspiring professional gardeners should not delay in contacting the Horticulture program leader, Roger Richardson,
on their main campus in Winston-Salem. The curriculum
outline provides the course requirements and can serve to
clarify what will be necessary to embark on this exciting
adventure. Careers in horticulture offer plenty of enjoyment
and rewarding work in the great outdoors. (I can tell you
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in the Green Industry and make wonderful friendships.)
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from the
with Mary Bohlen
The Emmons
all nine of them,
and their family-run business
ne of the benefits of writing for Yadkin Valley Living is
meeting all kinds of people that call this valley home. On
one of my shopping visits to Shiloh General Store in
Hamptonville, I picked up some natural bath and body products
made by Harmony Acres Soap Company. When I got home I checked
out the company website and discovered an array of natural products
available on line. That’s how I learned about the Emmons family, all
nine of them, and their family-run business.
Driving around some back roads in northern Wilkes County, I
came to the Emmons’ dirt driveway. Three little ones and mom with
baby in tow were walking back toward the house after checking the
mailbox. My eyes met the newly plowed garden, yellow jonquils,
green bottom land, stacks of firewood on the porch, barn and outbuildings beyond the red brick house and a towering peak overlooking it all. Instinctively, I knew this home was special.
Cory Emmons and I sat on the porch with the little ones gathered
‘round listening to all the questions and answers, sometimes even
joining in on the conversation. Cory was amused when I told her I
was using the lemongrass deodorant on my arms as a cream. The
fresh scent stays with me during the day and softens up my dry skin.
“Feels good doesn’t it?” she said. Yes, and the smell is very calming.
Another item I like is the cinnamon herbal tooth powder. Cory
explained how she grinds up the cloves, orange peel and dried sage
used in the powder. “It doesn’t leave a sweet paste residue in your
With admiration, I asked Cory how, with seven children, a farm,
and home schooling did she end up with her own company? “Well, I
have always grown herbs and one day I just decided to experiment
making my own soap. I gave away some to my friends and they started asking me for more. They liked it and said I should try selling it
and that’s how it started. I did a lot of research and did a lot of studying about essential oils and herbal remedies. We aimed at getting the
best ingredients possible and it really does makes a difference in the
outcome. We get wonderful feedback and have developed some good
friendships with folks who use our products.”
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Cory makes all the products numbering 15 blends of soaps. My favorite
was the lavender until I started using
the geranium. There are Body Butters,
Lotions and Creams—Jasmine and
Pink-Grapefruit Shea butters are on
my “to order list,” along with Herbal
Baby Balm for my new grandbaby. For
sure I will give the “No More Bugs”
spray a try because those pesky mosquitoes love me and I never seem to
find any thing that works for me.
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What Legacy Are
You Leaving?
by Jennifer Tate
“What’s the core theme of your life?”
That’s a question Emily-Sarah Lineback asks
to guide people to think about their legacy.
Instead of a will that parcels out your tangible
estate, she has you consider the spiritual and
moral inheritance you bequeath to others.
“You leave a legacy whether it’s intentional or
Emily-Sara Lineback
not, and exploring what lasting lessons and
truths you want to impart can also help you
achieve more focus in your everyday life.” Your life story on paper is one of the
best and most lasting gifts you can give.
It can be overwhelming to know how to start a legacy statement, which EmilySarah bills as “part ethical will, part memoir,” but one or two well-thought-out
pages can be sufficient. And she says the exercise is valuable not only to define
what you cherish most, but also to serve as a spotlight on what you’re currently
doing. In other words, “Does how you live your daily life align with what you say
your priorities are? Listing your life themes, desires and goals is a powerful
approach to clear out clutter and create a road map to make sure your life lines
up with your intended purpose.”
Of course you’ve been forming a legacy your entire life. “It’s not something
you design completely by choice.” Instead, it’s about examining what impressions
and themes you’re already imparting and then, if necessary, recalibrating actions
to better match your aims. “Creating a legacy statement captures your core
philosophies, most cherished memories, and can serve as a condensed biography
and letter. It tells others clearly, in writing, what you most want them to know—
about you, life, what matters most.”
A legacy statement is also beneficial for businesses as a more precise way to
identify their essence and how to work outward. “Vision and mission statements
are a good start, but they often don’t get at the heart of a company.” Emily-Sarah
says that many business mission statements are vague. “I read a college’s proposed
new mission statement and if the specific name wasn’t attached, it could be nearly any university in the country. Instead of plugging in overused, trendy buzzwords, now more than ever businesses must earnestly share their purpose, relevance and essence.”
A positive result of the current economy is that it forces us to ask tough questions and to determine what are our most basic and precious priorities. “Who are
you at the end of the day, apart from a job, bank account or any material possessions? That’s the beauty of what’s at your core—it can’t be repossessed by anyone
other than you.”
--------------Award-winning author, writer and editor Emily-Sarah Lineback has been
working with and writing individuals’ and companies’ histories since 1995
through Whitline Ink Incorporated. She has just launched her legacy Web site
www.lifeinfirstperson.com. YVL readers who subscribe to her blog by July 1 will
be entered in her legacy statement giveaway, and every YVL reader who calls
or e-mails to sign up for a legacy statement by July 15 (and it can be scheduled
later) will be given a special price of 50% off the base package. 336-367-6914.
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Yadkin Valley People
are the strength
and beauty of our region. Our people are
constantly doing good things in their lives and
for others; willing to give an hour of time,
a ready smile, words of encouragement, a hug.
The biggest problem we encountered was
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Clyde Haymore
John Collins
He Served and Protected
by Bruce Heye
Standing a lean six-foot-four with very correct posture,
John Collins looks like a military man. In fact, the military
and law enforcement have filled the major part of his life.
John was born and raised in Winston-Salem and graduated
from West Forsyth High School. Typical of high school graduates in Forsyth County, John took his first job at R. J.
Reynolds Tobacco.
John always needed a lot variety in his life so being a factory worker probably would not have been a satisfactory
career. However, a letter from the draft board made the
decision for him, and John entered the U. S. Army in 1969.
He was fortunate to be trained at Fort Bragg as a military
policeman, a field he pursued after his service to his country. But first was his life in the Army. As with many during
that time frame, John was sent to Vietnam. Assigned to a
military police unit he was quickly selected to join a military
intelligence operation. This work lasted for about six
months when he contracted Hepatitis. The rest of his Army
life was spent in hospitals in Vietnam, Japan, California, and
Alabama before finally being returned to Fort Bragg and
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is a woodworker to his very
core. Growing up in the
foothills of North Carolina,
he helped his father build custom homes from the time he
was old enough to sweep up
scraps on the jobsite. Clyde’s
fascination with wood led
him to Appalachian State
University where he earned
his degree in Industrial Arts
with a concentration in
woodworking. His degree
took him to the furniture industry as engineer and also
freelance work as master carver for the industry. Since
then he has enjoyed national success in commercial woodworking as well as custom furniture-making. As a furniture craftsman, the scope of his work has ranged from fine
antique reproductions to custom dining tables and conference tables, and his clientele has included NASCAR legends, local wineries, and just good folks who appreciate
well-built hardwood furniture.
Today, Clyde’s artist’s heart compels him to pursue his
passion for wood through his favorite work yet: handcrafted slab-style tables and other pieces in highly-figured
American hardwoods, inlaid with turquoise.
“The Good Lord created the trees,” says Clyde, “but I
can look at a tree—the more gnarly, the better—and envision the furniture piece that can come out of it. I get excited just visualizing the beauty I know is in the wood-grain
of that tree, and I want to bring that beauty out so that
others can enjoy it as a functional work of art. The splendor in an exquisitely figured piece of wood is the canvas
God gives me to work on, and I love to showcase that
beauty by adding inlays, including turquoise,
“The work I’m doing now truly employs sustainable
lumber practices,” Clyde continues. “In my years of commercial woodworking, the most beautiful wood was not
usable because the consumer was looking for consistency
in color and grain. So I’ve been rescuing valuable lumber
for years just for this work that I’ve always envisioned.
Along with this gorgeous lumber, I also use carefully
selected trees harvested locally.”
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John had a variety of jobs while
earning a degree from Forsyth
Technical Community College in
Criminal Justice. This degree and his
military training gave him opportunities to work is security jobs as a deputy
sheriff for the county school system
and several corporate security assignments. During this time John joined the
National Guard in order to earn extra
money and have an additional retirement package later in life.
His National Guard training got
him into the transportation area where
he specialized in aviation avionics. Life
was good for John until 2004 when his
transportation unit was called to active
duty in Iraq. At 56 years of age, John
spent five months training and 12
months stationed in the war zone
where his unit manned trucks carrying
supplies to outlining posts. Wearing
John Canosa
is known locally in Mount Airy for
being generous with his time for the
Shepherd’s House and the most recent
donation of his massive model car collection to the Mount Airy Museum of
Regional History.
At age eight, John was sent five die
cast French antique car models from an
uncle who lived in France and who did
not return from the war. Basically in
the 50s, models were made in Europe.
He continued to collect, purely for
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battle gear 24 hours a day in the desert
heat, he saw more than his share of
His unit received a hero’s welcome
at the Joel Coliseum upon its return
from Iraq. John went back to his job
with the Department of Corrections as
a parole officer. But not content to
merely serve out his time, John volunteered for the Military Honors Team.
This group provides deceased veterans
with a dress blue team to honor service
to country. Over the past four years his
team has participated in hundreds of
funerals where they, with great military
precision, offer the colors during the
service and present a flag to the widow
or other family member. With each flag
presented, they say, “This flag is presented on behalf of a grateful nation
and the United States military as a
token of appreciation for your loved
enjoyment and amassed thousands of
models largely die cast but also plastic
and wood. In his office at Surrey Bank,
109 Texaco truck models of all sizes
greet you at the door and his home is
adorned with over 600 Coca Cola
models! The Museum, impressive in its
own right, now has 2800 of his models
displayed by category, (all from early
experimental vehicles up to new
Corvettes together), in glass wall cases
on the newly designed third floor. The
exhibit should open this fall.
His long range plans show contin-
one’s honorable and faithful service to
his/her country.”
Life is not just about the military—
John has two children. Michael is currently a college student and Haley is
finishing up high school.
John also has a bit of a wild side and
has had several periods where he took
major time out. In the 70s, he moved to
Florida, bought a boat and worked as a
commercial diver to earn his keep. It
was this period when he spent a lot of
time in Key West with Jimmy Buffet
before he became famous. John’s current way of letting go it to get on his
Harley Davidson to travel a few thousand miles around the country.
John Collins is a proud man and
deserves our praise for his life work in
protecting us domestically and in our
foreign wars. Thank you, John.
ued support for the
museum in hoping to
link the exhibit with
postcards of the
models and a selection of die cast models, both to be available in the museum
gift shop.
“I believe in
serving,” says John.
He grew up in
Orlando and graduated
University of South
Florida in Tampa
before moving to
N.C. through his
banking career. It
doesn’t take long
into the conversation
to detect John’s strong beliefs and love
of family. He teaches in his church and
is treasurer of the Shepherd’s House.
“Mount Airy is a very giving town,” he
bragged but he also works diligently for
Shepherd’s House with a fundraising
campaign using his 16-month Scenes
from Mayberry calendar and sales like
the U-Bag-It on May 16—you fill a bag
with all the clothes it will hold for only
$1. The dollar covers expenses and the
real purpose is to get those donated
clothes back into the community.
and Susan
It was great to see Susan and Stephen Lyons once again. Even before seeing
them in a 2005 issue of YVLM, they have been long time partners in a strict association with the wine industry. They have been involved on the ground level of
designing and developing one of the Yadkin Valley’s most successful wineries:
Raffaldini Vineyards. Susan and Stephen retired in 2007 to launch The Lyons
Way, a consulting firm providing solutions for the wine and tourism industries.
While Stephen uses his 20 years of vineyard industry experience, Susan focuses
on the marketing and branding aspects of The Lyons Way, having founded, and
later sold, the first N.C. wine publication, On the Vine.
“Art and wine make a natural marriage,” stated Susan. It’s logical then, The
Lyons Way is currently packaging and marketing Yadkin Arts Council’s, (YAC),
new Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, (YCAC), in downtown Yadkinville. It will be
housed in a mammoth vintage structure of some 10,000 square feet. In years past,
Susan served with YAC board chairman and driving force, John Willingham, so
the new partnership with The Lyons Way proved a smooth transition with a first
phase groundbreaking for the artists’ studio and workshop classrooms wing this
summer. Susan likens the new YCAC to a hand palm with all fingers going out to
not only YV artists but YV wineries as well with a 192 seat state-of-the-art theatre, outdoor courtyard, Internet café, lobby, art gallery, catering kitchen and staff
offices. “Art is a valuable instrument for economic development and growth,” say
the couple who feel energized by the united focus of the arts council board and
local government to connect people to the arts and to each other, becoming a center of activity for Yadkin residents and its visitors.
The Lyons moved to N.C. in 1996 and live in Lewisville along with three cats
and Maddie, a rescued “Bassador.” That is Susan’s brand name for her Bassett
hound/Labrador mix. With the Lyons’ savvy and gregarious personalities, increasing the area’s awareness of the new YCAC is a given.
The Lyons are on the move! This
spring they organized a contest
for a new 2009 Yadkin Arts
Council logo! The colorful logo
design winner was Chad Beroth of
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Jacob Lambert,
Eagle Scout
by Ellen Newman
What do filmmaker Steven
Spielberg, billionaire politician Ross
Perot, and Mocksville 8th grader Jaob
Lambert have in common? Answer:
They’ve achieved the highest rank in
scouting, the Eagle Scout Award.
Becoming an Eagle Scout is an honorable and disciplined path, especially
for a 13-year old. This is what Jacob
set out to accomplish and he stuck
with it, having a lot of fun along the
“I started scouts when I was 6-years
old. Like most scouts, I earned my
Bobcat, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos 1
and finally Webelos 2. Probably my
favorite rank was Webelos 2 when I
got to go to my first overnighter. As a
10-year old, it was awesome!”
In Boy Scouts, you have to earn
merit badges to work up through the
ranks. Jacob has earned 27 merit
badges. “I have three favorites: Sports,
athletics and cooking.” He is proudest
of his camping badge—20 nights of
According to BSA rules, to become
an Eagle Scout the candidate is
required to “plan, develop, and give
leadership to others in a service project
helpful to any religious institution,
school, or community.” For his project,
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Jacob decided to raise money to buy a sidewalk
sign for the Davie County Public Library.
“Several years ago, my mom said it would be
nice if the library could get a new sign to
announce what is going on at the library. That
idea stuck in my head and I approached Miss
Hoyle, library director, with the idea.”
“Funding for the sign proved a little scary,”
Jacob recalls. He had to raise $4,100. With the
help of his family, his scouting family and the
community, he planned an Italian Night dinner
at his church and raised over $1600. The
Friends of the Library matched $1000. Jacob
approached key people as the funds continued
to come in.
“I appreciate what Jacob accomplished,”
comments Hoyle. “He presented his idea to
the Library Trustees and met with officials to
be sure the sign would meet local codes. The
library is fortunate to have community support
and this project is a great example of that support.”
In addition to scouting, Jacob loves school,
especially math and science. For electives he is
in musical theatre and P.E. In band he is the
first chair drummer and in P.E. he is the “average Joe,” playing soccer. Hobbies include backyard sports with his sisters, cards, Scrabble
with his family and hanging out with friends.
Jacob is an All-American boy who chose to
fulfill his dreams by way of scouting. He
encourages all kids to join, “You gain a remarkable amount of skills, such as first aid, cooking,
and leadership. If you become an Eagle Scout,
it will be on your job application giving you a
better chance for a job you like. You meet hundreds of boys like you who share your interests
and you are able to communicate with them
and befriend them. The advantages of being a
Boy Scout are endless.”
In nature, Eagles are distinguished for their
excellent vision. Jacob Lambert is using his
vision to look towards a bright future, thanks
in part to time well spent in Boy Scouts.
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It was a rainy, dreary morning for an interview but it didn't
dampen Ruth Hoyle's spirits. Her petiteness arrived on the dot and as
director of Davie County's public library for 17 years; she seems to
have a positive outlook on everything.
Ruth grew up in Davie County. She can't remember not loving books
and reading so history seemed a logical college major. A neighbor/elementary school principal suggested she consider being a librarian and it
became a perfect fit. After three years on the Methodist University
Library staff in Fayetteville, Ruth came home to help her ailing parents
and simultaneously became an integral part of her county library system.
"College and public libraries differ largely because of purpose. People of
all ages use a public library; folks want to be there," says Ruth.
There are several full time and part time staff people that maintain
the main library in Mocksville seven days a week and the branch library
in Cooleemee that is open 30 hours a week. The county library's history/genealogy room and its collection has been well respected by historians for years.
As chair of the North Carolina Library Association's, (NCLA), Public
Library Rewards Committee, Ruth says, "I love to read the submissions
and learn of all the wonderful innovative activities public librarians are
utilizing." she also chairs the NCLA Women's Issues in Libraries
Roundtable, is a member of the State Library Commission, and the
Board of Public Library Directors Association as well as president of the
Cooleemee United Methodist Women and member of the Mocksville
Civitan Club.
Ruth is busy, busy but if you really want to see her dark blue eyes
gleam, mention Camp Tekoa in Hendersonville and get her talking about
her true passion. "I went to Camp Tekoa as a camper, then a counselor,
a craft instructor and recently completed two terms on the board of
There is time for collecting local pottery-Ruth selects only utilitarian
pieces. She loves to travel and once again, she prefers travel in her home
state of North Carolina.
Avery Lutz
Jennifer Bean Bower
is a Winston-Salem native, graduated from Glenn High
School in Kernersville. She has a degree in history from
UNC-Greensboro plus extensive historic photographic
study and training. Throughout her studies and career, she
has never strayed far from her love of history. At her young
age, Jennifer has two published books—two books that are
very different yet linked mainly by historic photographs and
is currently working on a third book.
In 2006, Moravians in North Carolina, packed with vintage photos, was released by Arcadia Publishing. Jennifer’s
second book came out in 2007 from The History Press.
Winston & Salem Tales of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem is a
collection of 13 accounts of Bower researched photographs,
introducing readers to real-life characters and stories of the
Winston-Salem area, not soon to be forgotten!
It’s wonderful she transplanted her Florida husband to
the Yadkin Valley! Jennifer admits they get bored easily, “We
love impromptu and always are looking for adventure.”
Both Bowers share the favorite “adventure” of fossil hunting
at Aurora, a little town north of New Bern. They spend the
day in a phosphate mine searching in the “vast open pit” for
fossils to add to their personal collection. Hiking, (anywhere!), mountain biking, and salt water fishing are other
favs. Though Jennifer doesn’t like to eat fish, she knows
how to clean and prepare their catch but much prefers to ice
the fish and tote it west to her dad who is “good for cooking!”
Be watching for Bower’s third book, this time a novel
based on a story from Winston & Salem Tales of Murder,
Mystery and Mayhem...that’s the only clue I could get but at
least you know it will be historical fiction!
There is definitely more coming from this young author
for you to read and her German Shepherd, Addie, helps
guard her material until release time!
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is an experienced and successful
bovine exhibitor. This petite, perky brunette can actually
direct a multi-hundred pound Jersey cow to the winner’s
circle. But there is obviously more here than a good showwoman and a pretty face. Avery has traced her Jersey
breeding heritage three
generations to the late
1800s. She recalls watching her grandfather
receive national Jersey
recognitions and works
with her father in every
aspect of cattle management at Deerview Jersey
Farm in Farmington. With
13 years of 4-H background, we can only
touch the fringes of all
the awards and recognitions Avery has earned
with her Jersey cows,
heifers and calves over
those years on local,
regional, state and national levels either showing
bovine or judging them.
Most recently Avery participated in the 2008
National Jersey
As a high school senior, Avery is a good student who has definite
plans for her future with a
major in Dairy Science
starting at New River
Community College and
Virginia Tech. She is looking forward to working with the
Dairy Club and Dairy Cattle Judging Team at Virginia Tech
and when the opportunity arises, Avery hopes to satisfy her
interest in overseas dairy programs.
“I was a competitive cheerleader for seven years. Our
team was successful in winning nationals a few times!”
smiled Avery. Now she is very active with the Davie High
School wrestling program, having kept records for them
since 7th grade. Avery is also an officer in Davie County’s
FFA, (Future Farmers of America). Outside school, she is
active in her church and thoroughly enjoyed her mission trip
to Tampa.
When not doing things with the dairy, 4-H, or school,
she is always with friends. “I was in the top five of our
school’s homecoming court and that was a big honor for
me,” she says.
Will Avery follow in her father’s footsteps to manage
Deerview? It’s too soon to know for sure but personally
owning 16 heifers, 17 cows, and college plans in the works,
she’s headed in that direction.
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Janette Crump
knew her husband Raymond had helped
with Meals on Wheels for over 10 years in the Pleasant Hill community in eastern Wilkes County. Life changed, time passed, and one day the Crumps decided
to return to the Austin Elderly Nutrition Center to have lunch and rekindle old
friendships. Janette was impressed with the operation. She realized the need in
this community for regular hot lunches, knowing in some cases, it was the only
nutritional meal some folks got. “On the average the Austin Center usually prepares 100 meals daily,” reports Janette.
Each of Wilkes’ four nutrition centers has a Community Action Group,
(C.A.G.). Each year each center selects a Miss C.A.G. Queen candidate. For that
year, candidates works to raise funding and the candidate who raises the most
money is crowned Miss C.A.G in July.
This is Janette’s year for the Austin Center. She has organized a bake sale, yard
sales, a BBQ dinner, a covered dish supper, two hot dog suppers/Bingo, a concert
by Michael Combs and she’s still not finished! “I have honestly tried to raise as
much money as I possibly could to help,” says Janette.
A native of Wilkes, this is a lady who at the age of nine began playing the piano
at her church. Now a retired CNA from Wilkes Regional Medical Center, she still
writes poetry, songs (one of which was recorded by “The Harvesters”), sews, crochets and cares for Raymond. Together they have five children, 12 grandchildren
and if that isn’t enough angels in her life, she has an angel collection, “...displayed
in a cabinet that is plum full!”
Janette willingly talks about what a joy it has been to meet all the good people involved with the nutrition program, to get to know them, but, you know, just
maybe she is the angel for us to read about.
Thua Nguyen
came to the heartland of
Thirty-one years ago
North Carolina. A Newton area minister sponsored his father, mother and the nine
children. Though his siblings have spread out over the U.S., Thua remained in N.C.
where he has built a reputation as an experienced chef of Thai/Vietnamese cuisine.
This month marks his first anniversary with Alan Day’s Applewood Bistro on Hwy.
268 in the scenic neighborhood of the Kerr Scott Dam and Park in Wilkes County.
Greatly influenced by his mother’s restaurant in Thailand, Thua recalls working
with her in his youth. “Vietnamese like their food sweet and spicy with lots of fresh
herbs, bay leaves, fresh lime, and plenty of raw vegetables,” he says. After high
school, Thua graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. He claims his learning is still ongoing because he likes to think outside the box to constantly create new
dishes with a core menu of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Six years as an executive chef in healthcare has added to his expertise in dietary
needs. He volunteers monthly at a health center to counsel and advise diabetics. This
passion about preparing healthy foods helps Thua in his food preparation.
Applewood Bistro dining customers can enjoy Global Cuisine along with
Thai/Vietnamese. “Authentic Thai cuisine has a very earthy character that has to be
acquired,” Thua advised. Often he has to “Americanize” dishes to please unseasoned
palates. Every Thursday is International Night with dishes such as Pho, noodle soup
with beef or seafood and lots of steamed vegetables. Saturday evenings may find wild
game on the menu: boar, antelope or elk. “He’s an outstanding chef,” says Alan,
“who is highly skilled in utilizing food.”
While reservations are helpful, they are not required for this got-to-go-to restaurant of casual but upscale food offerings by award winning chef, Thua Nguyen.
Thua and his wife Phyliss have one son who is a computer programmer. Enthusiasm
is his mantra and he enjoys sharing his creations and meeting the visitors who consume them.
Applewood Bistro
Lunch: Closed, private parties and bookings welcome.
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5-9/9:30 pm
3600 West NC Hwy 268 • Wilkesboro, NC 28697 • (336) 921-4363
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Deborah M. Crandall
has been the District
Extension Director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, part of
N.C. State University since 2000. Imagine her job of covering 17 West
Central counties including five of our Yadkin Valley counties of Rowan,
Surry, Wilkes, Davie and Yadkin with over 140 personnel in all those
extension centers. These service agents provide a broad range of information for families, farmers, and the general public from technical issues
concerning crops, lawns, livestock, 4-H, Master Gardeners and nutrition
programs, simply put, anything that deals with our lifestyles and their
help is free.
Even recognizing her high status in the system, Deborah’s ready smile
and friendly demeanor are instantaneous upon first meeting her. She is one
of four children born into a military family. “I became a tag along with my
dad to tobacco markets, livestock shows and chores on the farm. 4-H
taught me to present with my father livestock ‘swine’ categories.”
Deborah has a BS Degree in dietetics from Bennett College in
Greensboro; Masters and Ed.D in adult and higher education from N.C.
State in Raleigh. She credits being an organizer, a planner and a willing
listener as the foundation to success in any administrative position. Her
2009 year is proving a tad more challenging with major budget reversions but Deborah’s goal is to continue to coach and support her staff.
Though her job seems daunting, Deborah still manages time to volunteer with community youth—she is on the Park &
Recreation Board as well as supporting wellness with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She finds respite in her Mills River home with
her husband Jacob, “Jake,” enjoying landscaping, gardening projects, listening to jazz and Luther Vandross.
“To me, gardening is the most relaxing and meditating time.” She loves daylilies for durability and grand blossoms and
shared you can incorporate daylily blossoms into stir fry! The breech tree is personal—recently Deborah planted two breech
trees on the family farm in Wake County to honour her father and grandfather.
A favorite past time is browsing bookstores for new titles on personal development, self motivation and positive attitude—all that shows in her smile.
Brown calls her community work program
Young Artists of Yadkin (Y.A.Y.)! This summer, with the sponsorship of the Yadkin
Arts Council, the Yadkin County Public Library and the Bonner Scholarship
Program, Winston-Salem’s own Emily Brown will plan and direct two four-day
arts camps for children ages six through 14 in late June in Yadkinville.
The first camp will be a mixed arts camp for children ages six to 10 to
explore different mediums of art each day: Dance, visual art and music. The
second camp is for older youngsters ages eight through 14 and will be a drama
camp concluding with a small performance for parents and public. “My main
objective for the kids is not that they deliver lines perfectly, but rather they start
to become comfortable with dramatic expression,” says Emily.
Just finishing up her freshman year at the University of Richmond, Emily is a
Bonner Scholar, a program based on community service. During the school year,
she works 10 hours a week at community service and has this summer commitment as well. “The chance to create something like this is really very exciting for
me,” says Emily of her art camps.
A graduate of Mount Tabor High School, Emily, a flautist, played in the
Marching Band and Symphonic Band, participated in drama camps and productions in school and loves to sing, “...at the top of my lungs practically anywhere at any time!”
“I want this to be a blessing to the kids participating and to the
community, and as such, the only charge involved will be a small
registration fee to offset the cost of supplies.”
For more details and information on available scholarships
call the Yadkin Arts Council: 336-679-2941
or the Yadkin County Public Library: 336-679-8792.
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Rod Hunter
has generously contributed
articles and photographs to YVL since its inception. Rod is an adventurous
soul who doesn’t hesitate a single second to traverse the Grand Canyon
basin solo. He respects the balance of the world and even feels empathy for
the much maligned local coyote population. His heart has felt a more
recent urgency to help with the Guardian ad Litem Program.
With years of international, national, state and local volunteer hours to
his credit, Rod always espoused issues of children, environment, arts and
culture but recently began to feel all this work seemed “abstract.” The children he photographed in Africa are 8500 miles away; the waters he protected through Sierra Club can’t be seen purer. He now has a total of 11
grandchildren and ponders if that fact, along with getting more mature in
age has made him want to focus more time and energy on local children in
need. “I want to protect this vulnerable segment of my own community
where I can see results,” says Rod. Currently he has four ongoing cases.
“Nothing surpasses working through a case, to see a child get the care and
nurturing it deserves.” Rod spent his career photographing school children
for yearbooks and occasionally saw a vulnerable child waiting in line for a
photograph to be made. Does he think child abuse/neglect is worse today?
Rod feels our judicial system is more on top of the situation than in generations past, but bigger populations, more cases and the greater need for
child advocates continues.
He no longer harbors that “somewhat removed” feeling—Rod can keep
his intellect focused on obtaining “what is right for that child.” If you feel
this is a way you can positively contribute to your community, contact the
Guardian as Litem office in your county.
Michele Laskus
, it was the proverbial “three
knocks at the door.” She has been a longtime, faithful volunteer for the
Yadkin County Humane Society heading up the spay/neuter and pet food
programs. Working full-time as a telecommuter, she wasn’t seeking more
volunteer hours but noticed she repeatedly heard media on the Guardian
ad Litem (GAL) program and finally decided she had gotten the message!
Now in her second year with the Yadkin County program, Michele is
one of 14 advocates with six more in training. This agency works to be the
voice for children who have been taken out of their home for various reasons and are journeying through the judicial system from ages infancy to
teens. As a volunteer, Michele received training and has constant opportunities for additional education. The norm is appearing in court every 90
days, precluded with advocate/child visits and a written report prepared for
the judge prior to the court session. At that time any needs will be shared
by the advocate on the child’s behalf. Every detail is handled with the
utmost confidentiality.
“As a GAL, it’s critical I remain objective when investigating a case. If
there are needs, I am the child’s voice in the court. You must have a heart
for children and the persistence to continue to advocate for your case.”
Michele moved from Vermont to N.C. seven years ago with her yellow
lab, Rose. She loves the rural East Bend home she shares with her husband
and four rescued dogs and cats. She saves time to sing with the Yadkinville
United Methodist Praise Team and to do container gardening.
“Giving back is innate to my upbringing,” states Michele and we are
grateful she is here.
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M ay / J u n e 2 0 09
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“So you think you want a monkey?”
This is the beginning sentence in a primate manual developed by the
American Simian Society for primate
owners. This manual is aimed at creating an informed and educated primate
owner. The first chapter of the manual
is designed to discourage primate ownership. There are many reasons the
Simian society would want to discourage primate ownership. Unfortunately,
some people think it would be fun to
have a monkey but don’t educate themselves about what they are getting into.
When someone gets a monkey and then
decides he does not want to keep it, he
can’t just drop it off at the local
Humane Society. Finding an appropriate home for an unwanted primate is
much more difficult than placing an
unwanted puppy.
So why would anyone want to keep
a monkey? This is a question with
many different answers. Some owners
have always admired non-human primates for their intelligence and energy
level and would like to have that in
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mate because they are facing an “empty
nest” when their young adult children
move away. There are also owners that
acquire primates as pets for what the
animal can do for them. People with
physical limitations can contact
“Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for
the Disabled” in order to acquire a primate that can help them in their day to
day lives. The intelligence, agility and
opposable thumbs that primates possess can sometimes make them ideal as
service animals. These same attributes
and the fact that these animals can live
30-40 years or longer also present
some unique obstacles.
I like to tell people that having a
monkey is like having a two year old
that never grows up. Two differences
between the monkey and the two year
old are that the monkey can be smarter
and he can use both feet and sometimes
his tail just as effectively as his hands.
The monkey also has longer and sharper canine teeth than a child. So when
your monkey pitches a temper tantrum,
you might get more than a headache
from screaming, you might get bit. For
this reason, the large canine teeth that
monkeys have are sometimes removed
to help prevent serious bites.
The most common primates kept as
pets are the smaller ones from the
capuchin or macaque families. These
monkeys usually remain under 15-20
pounds. Spider Monkeys are also frequently kept as pets. These primates
can reach close to 30 pounds, especially if they are overweight. Since primates are strong for their size, many
community exotic animal ordinances
ban primates larger than 30 pounds.
These county ordinances are meant to
protect the public from larger primates,
like the chimp which recently maimed
its owner’s friend. Some exotic animal
ordinances ban primate ownership all
together. These ordinances are more
concerned with protecting the public
from certain diseases that can be carried by primates.
Some primates can be carriers of
certain zoonotic diseases. A zoonotic
disease is a disease that can be spread
from animals to people. Zoonotic diseases of primates
include Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, and Herpes B. Each of
these diseases can cause serious harm or even death in people, but show no symptoms in carrier primates. Hepatitis B
and Herpes B can be transmitted through a bite. Since all primates can and will bite, every susceptible primate should be
tested for these zoonotic diseases before they become part of
your family. The key to protecting the community from
zoonotic diseases is responsible pet owners. Responsible pet
owners work with their veterinarian to ensure that their pet
gets vaccinated and/or tested for diseases that their pet may
share with humans.
Monkeys can be loving members of a human family. The
family must be willing to commit to caring for these pets for
up to thirty years. That commitment includes a willingness to
change your lifestyle for your pet. Remember the two year old
analogy? You would not leave a two year old unattended in
your home. Most primate owners have “monkey areas” where
their primates can run freely and other areas of the home
where they are not allowed without a human companion. It is
important these “monkey areas” be large enough for the monkey to move around and play. Small wire
cages are only for travel and should
never be used as a primary monkey
So are you willing to re-design or
even re-build your home? Are you ready
to commit to caring for a two-year-old
for at least 30 years? Are you financially able to commit to the necessary veterinary care when finding a veterinarian
who treats primates may require distant
travel (other than myself, there is only
one other vet in North Carolina that
treats primates)? One should take a serious look at these questions before even
considering acquiring a primate. Other
research should include talking to primate owners who have had their primates at least five years (problems with
small primates often arise when they
enter puberty around three to four
years of age).
Most problems with primates as
pets arise from uninformed and/or
unprepared primate owners. If you are really interested in
exploring monkey business in your home, you should do the
necessary research and make sure you are ready for the commitment. Be sure you will be able to create an environment
which will generate good news about primate ownership and
not create headlines about monkey business gone bad.
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Cold OR
How to tell the
difference and treat
by Melinda Childress,
PharmD, MBAPharmacist,
Yadkin Valley Pharmacy
Jessica Brown,
PharmD Candidate
Campbell University School
of Pharmacy
and in hand with
summer comes an
abundance of pollen
which means many of us will be
experienceing allergy symptoms.
Unfortunately, it’s always a season for the common cold and it
can be difficult to tell the difference between the two as well as
treat them properly.
The common cold is caused by
a virus that can live for several
hours on surfaces in your home
and is spread between humans
by direct contact or particles
in the air. Colds are common
and can occur all throughout
the year. The classic symptoms of a cold are cough,
congestion, post-nasal drip,
sneezing, and sore throat.
These symptoms usually
appear within one to two
days of coming in contact
with the virus and are usually at their worst in two to
four days. It is important to
know there are certain
symptoms to pay close attention to
because these symptoms could indicate
that you have an infection and not just
a cold. If you experience fever above
101.5 F, chest pain, shortness of
breath, thick green or yellow sputum,
drenching sweats at night, or a cough
lasting longer than a week then you
should see your doctor as these could
be signs of a need for an antibiotic and
should not be treated with non-prescription products.
Allergies, also termed allergic rhinitis, usually presents as post-nasal drip,
nasal congestion, sneezing, and nasal
itching. Nasal itching is usually a good
indicator you are experiencing allergies and not a cold. Clear, watery discharge upon blowing your nose is also
common with allergies. Allergy symptoms can be caused by different triggers varying in individuals. Some people have indoor allergies to things like
dust mites and household pets while
others have outdoor allergies to things
like pollen and some have both.
Treatment for the common cold
and allergies is based on symptom
relief. If you have high blood pressure,
thyroid problems, diabetes, heart disease, glaucoma, enlarged prostate, or
on multiple medications you should
ask your pharmacist and doctor before
treating your symptoms with over the
counter products. Be cautious of combination products and make sure you
ask your pharmacist if you are not sure
of what they contain. There are some
treatments you can do at home to help
with your symptoms. Salt water gargles
help to ease sore throats and six to
eight ounce glasses of water daily can
help keep your body hydrated and help
it to get rid of any sputum. Rest and
warm liquids just like mom recommended are also important to helping
your body fight the cold virus.
Avoiding allergens such as dust with
hypoallergenic bedding, washing
clothes and sheets in hot water, and
wearing masks when cleaning or stay-
ing indoors if pollen counts are high
can help to decrease allergy symptoms
as well as possibly prevent some of
them. Washing hands frequently with
soap and water is a great way to help
prevent getting a cold and spreading it
to others.
Non-prescription products can be
confusing and difficult to sort through
on the shelves. If you are confused as to
which products you need to treat your
symptoms, feel free to ask your pharmacist. Be sure to be specific about
which symptoms you are experiencing
because you do not want a product that
is not specific for your symptoms. Ask
your pharmacist what is best for you as
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Pharmacy has long been one of America’s most trusted professions. Pharmacists
have long been relied upon as one of the “first-lines” of defense in the healthcare
profession. Hardly a day goes by that someone does not tell me about how fondly
they remember their neighborhood pharmacist from way back when.
That seems to have changed in today’s fast-paced world. Corporate America is
doing its best to make a commodity out of your health care. Their attempts have
tried to make life-saving medications equivalent to a gallon of milk. Your healthcare
is simply something for sale. They have it and they want to sell it to you.
However, your hometown community pharmacy is still alive and not only well,
but thriving. People have so many choices as to where they can go to have their prescriptions filled. With insurance, the price is the same wherever you go, so what
does it matter? It matters a great deal if you put a premium on service and value for
your money. If you like personal service and exceptional value for your money, you
will want to find out more about your hometown independent pharmacy.
At an independent pharmacy, we not only fill your prescription, we get to
know you and partner with you and your physician to ensure the medications we
dispense are the most appropriate for you. We are not simply about pills and dollars, we are about people. Our patients are also our friends. We share in the joys
of our patients’ lives as well as the not so good times.
Our pharmacists and staff are also
accessible. Have a question about your
medications? We are there to help.
Have you ever tried to ask your mailbox a question when you receive your
medications through the mail? Doesn’t
work so well does it? Are you tired of
waiting while ten people check out a
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pain, persistent fatigue and muscle weakness are common symptoms.
Studies have shown that a reduction in pain, fatigue and the number of tender points can be achieved in patients with FM who participate in aerobic exercise programs. Use of progressive strength training has been shown to decrease
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150 minutes/week in duration. The study included a six-month follow-up after
the stretching programs ended to determine if any long-term benefits could be
achieved by either method if the exercises were discontinued. The study reported a significant reduction in both symptom severity and an increase in flexibility at the end of the 12-week treatment period. However, there were no significant differences at the six-month time point compared to the start of the
program. The authors concluded both flexibility methods were equally helpful
in achieving a reduction in symptom severity and improved flexibility by the
program’s conclusion, but no significant long term (six month) benefit was seen
if the exercises are discontinued.
This study emphasizes the importance of continuing an exercise program of
flexibility in order to maintain the beneficial effects of exercise in FM patients.
It also adds to the collection of data showing flexibility is effective in the treatment of FM, as are aerobic and progressive strength training. It remains unclear
if all three in combination vs. any one of the three exercise methods alone
would be equally effective in reducing the symptoms associated with FM.
This study looked at the quality of life, the psychological aspects of FM, the
measurement of pain and, the measured physical performance using a sit and
reach test. They reported all of the FM patients were less flexible compared to
norms gathered from the general population without FM. When comparing
younger vs. older patients with FM, higher/worse scores were found in the
older patient group. Regarding quality of life, the average score placed the
patients in both groups in the “moderately” affected quality of life category.
Regaining flexibility is important for both feeling less pain and improving function. Perhaps most important is to reduce the fear associated with movement
found in many with FM. Because most FM patients have had their condition
for extended lengths of time, such as reported in this study—an average of
seven years—it is common to become fear avoidant when it comes to activity
and adopting a sedentary lifestyle is very common. The lack of activity over
time then leads to further deconditioning, which only perpetuates the vicious
cycle of worsening symptoms. Therefore, a supervised program of exercise is
almost always needed to achieve meaningful and satisfying results as these
patients are afraid to exercise.
We treat patients with FM using a variety of methods. Since every patient
is unique, various approaches and techniques may be employed. These may
include chiropractic spinal and extremity adjustments, physical therapy modalities such as electrical stimulation, light therapy and/or others, as well as advice
on diet and nutrition, supervising exercises and discussing work station modifications, may be employed. If your or a love one is suffering with FM, sharing
this information may be one of the most significant acts of kindness you can
give to those that you care about.
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or at least three months in the spring, children clamor impatiently, waiting
for the pools to open. By the time those gates swing open, the kids are so
excited to get in that they really don’t even seem to notice that the water is
still 65 degrees! Parents flock to the pool, too. Some sit and relax while the kids
burn that restless energy, while others slither in for some blissfully quiet laps.
Along with all of the summertime excitement comes the gradual accumulation
of pool related ailments and casualties. Most notorious among these is sunburn.
More sneaky ailments to ward off include swimmer’s ear, dermatitis, and fungal
infections. Finally, water related injuries while less common,
are frequently more severe.
For sunburn: Prevention is the cure. Sunscreen every
exposed skin cell 30 minutes prior to going in the sun.
Repeat every 1-2 hours, the entire time that you are out.
Remember that “waterproof,” “sweat proof,” and “rub
proof ” are not. These products can and do wear off. This is
a bigger problem the more active you or your kids are, as
friction is often the cause. Those reapplications also help to
protect against those inevitable “missed spots.” Hopefully,
you won’t miss the same spot repeatedly, and will end up
with adequate protection. Another excellent alternative is to
wear an SPF rated swim shirt. These are great when reapplying is a struggle. Just be sure that the garment has been SPF
rated. Wet garments that have not been rated typically protect less than SPF 8 sunscreen, which is not enough.
Next is swimmer’s ear, which is an inflamed ear canal. The
cause of this is chronic moisture in the ear canal. The moisture causes the skin lining the ear canal to breakdown and
become painful and irritated. Once the condition develops,
it often requires prescription medication to cure. For prevention, there are over the counter ear drops that can help to
dry the canals after swimming and reduce problems. Some
individuals who suffer from recurrent episodes may choose
to swim with earplugs, but this is not recommended for
deeper swimming and diving.
Dermatitis in the summer months can be caused by multiple factors, and often needs to be viewed by a physician to
determine the exact cause. Chemical sensitivities to chlorine
and sunscreens can be the culprits. Fungal infections of the
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skin can flair up in the summer also as
they tend to thrive in moist environments. Some may be present in the skin
all year, but not visible until some areas
of the skin tan while affected areas do
not. At the beach, there are some tiny
creatures in the water that occasionally
cause rashes. These are no reason to
hide from the surf, but might change
what you should do about your “rash!”
Finally, and often most important,
are the water related injuries and safety
issues. This next part is in all capitals,
there is no other way to say it. LEARN
TO SWIM. I do not care if you hate the
water, or if you intend never to be in it.
Things happen. Plans change. Every
person should know how to stay afloat
and protect themselves if they end up
in the water. You do not have to LIKE
it. You just have to do it. Have your
children (and you) learn drown proof-
talk to us
ing techniques at the local YMCA or
other community pool.
Any time there is doubt about the
water conditions, or the ability of the
swimmer wear, certified life vests.
Always swim with a buddy. If there is
no lifeguard, have a safety watch or
head count system in addition to the
buddy system. Finally, as an adult, do
not accept responsibility for a child on
a water activity unless you personally
know their water skills level. Some
parents overestimate their children.
Sometimes parents don’t want to keep
the kids home because they would
“miss out.” Your idea of what a “good
swimmer” is may differ greatly from
other parents. If you do not know what
you are dealing with, your limits may
not fit the situation and trouble could
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these tips, and use them to enjoy days
at the pool, lake, beach, or creek.
Whatever you do…Get out there.
Almost every water activity boasts the
added benefit of improved fitness
through activity and exercise. Except,
of course, for lying on a float… but that
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Collections & Collectors
People enjoy collecting all sorts of
things...coins, stamps, matchbook
covers, model cars...but a surprising
number collect old cameras and some
get even more specific—Jack is one of
those collectors...
I collect old Kodak cameras. Why
Kodak? Partly because I grew up in
Rochester, New York, Kodak’s hometown and worked with Kodak for 35
One wall in my home is for displaying my cameras on four long
shelves holding close to 80 examples
from folding cameras made eight
decades ago, through box cameras,
35mm models, instant cameras and
now, a few digital models.
Many of the models were made
during my lifetime and provide
reminders of things I took pictures of
such as scout camping trips, school
dances, parties, family vacations, the
lovely lady who became my wife, houses and cars we’ve owned and in more
recent years our nine grandchildren
growing up!
Where do collectors find vintage
cameras? Some belong to camera clubs
where members trade or sell to each
other. I’ve bought quite a few from
church and yard sales for only a few
dollars. E-Bay dealers? Sure but use
some good references to make sure
you’re getting a fair price. Libraries
often have price guides for cameras. I
use one called Price Guide to Antique
and Classic Cameras by James and
Joan McKeown which is updated every
few years.
Friends sometimes ask which is my
favorite camera. In spite of having several fine 35mm cameras with
rangefinders, automatic exposure control, interchangeable lenses and motor
drive, I still have a soft spot for my
very first camera—a used “Baby
Brownie.” It used 127 roll film and in
1934 through 1941, it sold for one
Know a collector who’d like to share
their collection? email:
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by Betty P. Cooper
The Rhythm of Summer
love the rhythm of the seasons, and
each season has its particular
rhythm. Summer is alive with the
hum and industry of bees, the grace
and beauty of flitting butterflies, toil of
gardening and the awesome crack of
thunder and the sweet smell of rain. I
enjoy watching the lazy circles of a buzzard or a hawk swooping as it searches
for prey, diving with such speed and
grace as it finds a mouse or other animal. The peaceful sounds of early
morning and the melodies of insects in
the evenings bring me comfort.
When I was a child we arose early,
ate breakfast and did our chores. As my
dad farmed, he worked hard until
noon, took an hour to eat, rest or read
the paper, then returned to the fields.
On one such day early in the afternoon a dark cloud appeared and quickly grew into a storm. Ominous clouds
produced jagged lightning, followed by
roaring thunder. I watched my dad
rushing to finish the field he was plowing. At the end of the field was a large
tree and as I watched, lightning split
the tree, knocking both my dad and the
in a name?
horse to the ground. Fortunately, neither was hurt and Daddy immediately
unhitched the horse and they both ran
to the barn just as the hard rain poured
down. The experience frightened me so
much that I was trembling and crying.
For years afterward even the distant
sound of thunder would send me seeking a dark place to hide.
Even after I became an adult,
storms, lightning and the sound of
thunder made me jumpy and uncomfortable though I was able to hide my
anxiety pretty well. When our children
were born I did not want them to share
my fear, so I prayed and implored God
to help me overcome my fear. I did
research on storms and came to recognize and appreciate their beauty and
power. Gradually, as the grip of fear
diminished, I could sit with the children and watch the storms, count the
seconds between the flash of lightning
and the crack of thunder. The emphasis
was put on being prudent by staying
out of harm's way. Our family has an
appreciation of the beauty of storms
while realizing that much like other
Mary Bohlen
Betty writes from the front porch
of her country home.
things with great energy and power,
one has to respect the dangers as well.
There are also rhythms of drought
and flooding. Some years too much
rain can ruin all crops, while other
times lack of rain hurts the crops and
shows us the need to conserve our precious water.
What better things to enjoy in summer than a red, juicy tomato picked
from one’s garden and made into a
sandwich, or fresh green beans cooked
just right or corn on the cob. I can
hardly wait! Yes, there is a rhythm to
the seasons, a rhythm to life as we go
from childhood, through youth, middle
age and beyond, we find that each
brings its own blessings. I hope you
enjoy the rhythm of this summer and
find joy there.
As we travel around the Yadkin Valley we always come
across interesting town names, do you know of some you
would like to share with YVLM?
Just email me at: [email protected]
Ararat is a small community located between US Highway 52 and NC Highway 601 west of Pilot Mountain. At one
time it was a significant tobacco farming area. The post office is named for the Ararat River, named for Mount Ararat,
the colonial era name for Pilot Mountain. Ararat means sacred or high land and was the name of the place in the Old
Testament where Noah's Ark landed. The beginnings of the Ararat River flow off of Groundhog Mountain, Blue Ridge
Parkway, and joins the Yadkin along the Surry/Yadkin County line. The Yadkin Valley Railroad runs through Ararat as
does the river. Folks at the Pine Hill Farm Supply say, “Ararat is a quiet place that has good country neighbors."
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Huge Variety… Packed Wall to Wall, Floor to Ceiling
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soft drink
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to milk
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We’re so easy to get to,
with free parking right at the door.
I-77 at exit 82
236 N. Main Street
Mount Airy
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Discover we’re so much more
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The Rockford Preservation Society, Inc.
presents a living history event– Nora Brooks,
"An Afternoon with Mildred Childe Lee" on
Sat., May 23 at 3 PM at the Rockford Methodist
Church in Historic Rockford.
Mildred Childe Lee was the youngest
daughter of General Robert E. Lee. Ms. Brooks’
performance brings this historical figure to
vibrant life as she shares the story of life with
her famous father. The convincing performance
provides detailed insight into the family life of
Gen. and Mrs. Lee and their children.
Light refreshments will be served at the
church. After the program, we will go to the
Rockford Cemetery to place flags. Civil War
Re-enactors will perform a gun salute.
Suggested donation for the program to
cover expenses is just $10 per person.
To learn more call (336) 374-3825.
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a Masonic Lodge
the Railroad
the Grant Burrus Hotel
the Civil War?
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the answers and learn
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The museum store offers books, heritage toys, gifts
and homespun Christmas decorations.
Located in the historic 1850 Dudley Glass Store
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Candle mold-I have one with 8-candle capacity.
It’s a family piece. Frances Mabe, Yadkinville
It is a candle mold-my mother has one.
David Wright, Winston-Salem
This is a taper candle mold. I have seen these being used
at Old Salem. Ginger Shores,Thurmond
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Your Life
is Like
No Other
Closing Devotions
with Sandra Miller
Sharing the
Good News
photo by Melissa Hobson
hen I was growing up in the 50s, holidays and special days were not as
commercialized as today. So when my dad purchased a yellow-striped
towel set for me to give my mom on Mother’s Day, I was filled with
excitement. It didn’t matter that our tiny bathroom was pink and gray, I knew a
matching set—bath towel, hand towel, and bath cloth—of any color would be a
happy surprise for my mom.
I was right—Mama seemed thrilled. But instead of ripping the cellophane off
the set and hanging it up, she tucked it away in the closet, saying she was “saving
it for a rainy day.” But when the next Mother’s Day rolled around, her frugality
backfired. Daddy wrapped the unused towel set and gave it to her again!
In Jesus’ parable of the ten talents in Matthew 25:14-30, a man who was going
on a trip entrusted his property to his servants. To one he gave five talents (a talent was worth more than a thousand dollars), to another two talents, and to
another one talent. While their master was gone, the one with five talents immediately invested it and doubled his money. The servant with two talents did the
same. But the man with one talent dug a hole in the ground and buried it.
When the master returned and found that the two men had used their talents
wisely and multiplied their return, he said to each of them, “Well done, good and
faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge
of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness.” NIV
The man with one talent explained to his master that he was afraid and buried
it in the ground. In other words, instead of using it to gain more, his fear of losing it caused him to save it for a rainy day. But his plan backfired. The good master rebuked the servant because of his fear and took his talent and gave it to the
man who had ten.
Jesus’ parable was to prepare the disciples for his return and is more pertinent
today than ever. He was exhorting them (and us) to not be afraid to share our
faith. If we as Christians are at all conscious of what the Scriptures say about End
Times, we know that we are swiftly approaching a (special) day on God’s calendar when harvest time on earth will be over. The fields are white with souls who
need the good news of the gospel now. We can’t afford to hide it.
E-mail Sandra with your thoughts and comments: [email protected]
REDUCED! Sandra’s personal story—When Mountains Move.
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call (336) 699-3757.
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a history store
What does Rockford
have to do with:
Andrew Jackson • a Masonic Lodge
the Railroad • the Grant Burrus Hotel
the Civil War?
In our museum gift store and
historic photo gallery you’ll discover
the answers and learn about ongoing
Rockford preservation projects.
Located in the
historic 1850 Dudley Glass Store
5160 Rockford Road,
Village of Rockford
Saturday 10-6 Sunday 1-5
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National Register of Historic Places
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