Friday, March 30, 2007

Dabble in Scrabble?

YMCA Literacy Initiative Scrabble® Challenge

Special Guest Master of Ceremony, WXII's Michelle Kennedy

Thursday, May 31, 2007, 5:30 - 9:00 PM

Embassy Suites Hotel, Winston-Salem, NC

In addition to fast paced tournament play,
Join us for
• Food, fun, and live music by Keith Byrd
• Dozens of silent auction items
• Raffle
Visit for more info.

***Tami and Verne need a 3rd partner for the WBFJ Scrabble Team! Listeners interested in being on our team should send an email to Be sure to include your name, phone #, why you want to be on our team and your best ever Scrabble word. Email must be submitted by Friday, April 13. Tami will contact the person selected for the team.***

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I Gotta Getaway!

Planning your summer vacation? Gale Adouli with Great Getaways travel can help you make the most of your travel budget. Here's her website.

Saving Money on Groceries

From the archives...

Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Save Money on Groceries

I don't know about you, but I am always looking for ways to save money. Since food is one of my family of 5's biggest monthly expenses, I especially like to save $$ on groceries. Here are a few ideas...

After hearing many rave reviews from subscribers of, I decided to give it a try. Every week I get a list of the best deals on groceries along with information about coupons that I can use to maximize my savings. You save money by stocking up on groceries when they're at their lowest price. The list I subscribe to is for Harris Teeter, but there are lots of other options to chose from. So far, I'm very pleased with this service. There's a 4 week trial period that costs$1.00. After that a subscription costs $10.00 for 8 weeks. Give it a try:

Finally, people keep telling me about Angel Food Ministries which "provides discounted food not only for those that need it, but for any others who appreciate deep discounts on quality groceries." For $25 you can buy a food package worth $50 or more. This is open to everyone, regardless of income. Here is the website for more information and where you can find a local host site:

And, of course, there's also your friendly neighborhood Aldi store. When you don't have coupons and don't want to spend the time researching the best deals, Aldi always offers low prices. The stores are definitely bare bones, you have to bring or buy your own grocery bags, a cart requires a 25-cent deposit and you can count on a lengthy wait in line. But, the groceries are always cheap and you can get pretty much everything you need there. For weekly specials visit

Finally, if you're interested how your grocery bill compares to the rest of Americans, check this out. It's a chart compiled by the USDA that shows how much most people spend on groceries.

If you have any tips...I'd love to hear from you! You can post your comment here. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Free Daughtry!!!

Chris Daughtry is coming "Home" for a free concert.

Personally, I love Chris and think it will be a GREAT show. His Debut CD is fantastic. You can chek out the "Plugged In" review of his CD by following this link:

Now, A small disclaimer...this is NOT a WBFJ sponsored concert, alcohol will be sold at this event and you will have to decide if this concert is right for you/your family.

That said, this is the description of the event from

Friday's Daughtry Concert to Highlight Tournament Block Party
GREENSBORO - On Friday, March 23rd, the Tournament Host Committee of Greensboro will host the “Tournament Town Goes Downtown Block Party” featuring a concert performance by the band Daughtry.

The “Tournament Town Goes Downtown Block Party” is being held in conjunction with the City of Greensboro’s hosting of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Regional (March 24 & 26) at Greensboro Coliseum.

Gates will open at 7:00 p.m. and the concert will be held in the Hamburger Square area (McGee & Davie) along Elm Street in downtown Greensboro across from Natty Greene’s. Admission is free to the general public and food and beverage stands open for concession purchases.

The concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. with a performance from the band Athenaeum, to be followed by the band Daughtry. Capacity crowds are expected and patrons are strongly encouraged to carpool and arrive early. Area college students are encouraged to use the HEAT (Higher Education Area Transit) bus service that provides fare free service to qualified students. For more information on HEAT’s bus routes and schedule go to

To help ensure the safety and enjoyment of all patrons the following items are prohibited: lawn chairs, outside food and beverage, alcohol/illegal drugs, fireworks or explosives of any kind, professional still cameras, audio or video recording equipment, artificial noise makers, bags or backpacks (larger than 10”x 8”x 8”), cans, glass or metal containers, coolers (unless containing medical supplies), diaper bags (unless accompanied by a baby), knives or weapons of any kind or size, laser pointers, signs, banners, flags or any other items that would either obstruct the view of other patrons or serve as a dangerous projectile or security risk and any other item deemed to be prohibited by event organizers. Please note that blankets and small, disposable (non-professional) cameras are permitted.

City of Greensboro, Greensboro Police Department, Greensboro Department of Transportation and state transportation officials are working together in planning traffic management for this event. Highway electronic message centers will be in effect and trail blazing signs will help direct patrons to available parking garages upon their arrival in downtown Greensboro. Patrons are encouraged to utilize public parking decks at Church Street, Greene Street, Bellemeade Street and Davie Street. Please note that Elm Street will close to vehicle traffic at 5:00 p.m. On street parking as well as select private parking lots will be available to accommodate overflow parking. Event organizers ask that patrons plan on carpooling, drink responsibly during the block party and be patient upon departing after the event.

For a downtown Greensboro parking map, Tournament Town Goes Downtown Block Party event map and NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional ticket information please go to

Contact: Andrew Brown (336) 373-7456
Public Relations Manager, Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Friday, March 09, 2007

Winston-Salem Journal Article

I was very honored recently to be the subject of an article in the Kernersville section of the Winston-Salem Journal. I debated posting it here because I didn't want to appear to be "tootin' my own horn". But, there's a message in this article that may be helpful to someone else. So, I decided to go ahead and share it, hoping that my story of deliverance from a difficult situation will encourage others in a similar situation right now. Thanks to Journal Reporter, Monica Young, for doing such a great job with this piece.

Christian radio host says God put her in place
Unhappy at previous job, Tami Rumfelt had a new door opened
By Monica Young
Thursday, March 1, 2007

God sometimes knows more about what we need than we do, said Tami Rumfelt, a morning-show host for WBFJ, a Christian radio station.

Rumfelt was working as the teen director at the Kernersville Family YMCA, a job she never felt suited her and one she did not enjoy when YMCA officials eliminated her position because of low enrollment, she said.

“It wasn’t where I needed to be, and God knew that,” said Rumfelt, who lives in the downtown historic district. “For several months, I would leave exhausted and crying but wasn’t able to make that break.

“I like to say that God tossed me out of the boat I was in,” she said. “At first, I was bitter and angry and hurt, but over time, looking back, it had to happen this way. God really just has a plan for our lives.”

That plan was revealed shortly. Rumfelt, who has a degree in communications from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, had volunteered at WBFJ, which is 89.3 FM in Winston-Salem and 103.5 FM in Greensboro.

She told the station manager that she was looking for a job.

Events clicked like building blocks snapping together. Within two weeks, she was broadcasting, co-hosting the morning show at the radio station.

“Tami with an i” as she bills herself on the air, found that her new job was where her passion for God and for radio could blend seamlessly. She had worked for WKZL when it was known as the Eagle, back before she was a mom to three children and before she was a Christian.

Being a part of a family-oriented, Christ-focused radio show was where Rumfelt felt God wanted her talents to shine, she said. “The radio show is definitely a God-thing. There is no doubt this is where God wants me,” she said.

Her morning show is as entertaining as any other in the Triad, she said. The station covers the news, traffic, weather and other topics relevant to a morning radio show.

“We listen to our mom every day before school at my grandma’s,” said her son, Andrew, who is 9. “It’s really cool to have a mom who is broadcasting everywhere.”

His sister agreed. “People know her,” said Carley, who is 8.

Having three children and doing an early morning show can be a challenge. Rumfelt arrives for work between 5:30 and 6 a.m. while her husband, Alton, gets Andrew, Carley and Laura, 5, ready for school.

He drops them off next door at Tami’s mother’s home, and Joan D’Ambrosio puts the children on the bus every morning for school.

“I’m home every day when the kids get home,” Rumfelt said. “Sometimes, I am able to squeeze in a nap, and that definitely makes me a better mom. I get to do their homework with them. But believe me, 8:30 (p.m.) is definitely our bedtime.”

Her job has allowed many extra activities for the family to participate in that Rumfelt counts as blessings. Three years ago, Rumfelt wanted to go on a cruise.

She committed it to prayer, saying she felt guilty praying over something trivial given all that people go without on a daily basis. However, she had dreamed on going on a cruise, something that was just financially out of reach at the time.

After she began working for the radio station, she and Alton were asked to go on a cruise as part of a promotion. Last November, Rumfelt went on a Girls-Getaway cruise for another promotion.

The job, the perks, and the ability to be home with her children in the afternoon are part of God’s plan for her life, she said.

“In my case, I just had to be thrown out of the boat; but I was willing to submit to God’s will,” Rumfelt said. “It’s been so much better than I could imagine.”

■ Monica Young can be reached at

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