Monday, December 07, 2009

Famous Filmmakers Look For New Star in Winston-Salem

The Coen Brothers need a young teenage girl for their new movie "True Grit" and they are holding auditions at Coliseum Park in Winston-Salem Monday, Dec. 7 from 3 to 7 p.m. Here's the info: http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-coen-brothers-casting-091206,0,5554524.story

Thursday, December 03, 2009

FREE Christmas Music Downloads from Amazon!

25 Days of Free

Every day through Christmas, Amazon is unveiling a new holiday song available to download free for a limited time. Check back daily to see what's next.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&tag=&docId=1000453281

One of their free downloads is Casting Crowns "Joy to the World".

Once in a Lifetime Look inside Bob Timberlake's Studio!

This Weekend:
Come experience Bob Timberlake’s private studio this weekend (Dec 4-6)
The Charity League of Lexington is hosting its 50th Annual Holiday House in conjunction with the 200th Anniversary of the Bob Timberlake Studio.
This will be the first ever public tour of the Bob Timberlake Studio located at NC Highway 47 in Lexington. The public tours are going on this Friday – Sunday.
Cost is $10.oo per person (money raised going to local charities).
There is also ‘shopping’ at the Shops of Holiday House nearby at the American Children’s Home (gym). For ticket info: 382-5187
Details and directions:
http://charityleaguelexington.com/templates/System/details.asp?id=46392&PID=742466

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

TV Christmas Special Schedule

December 1, 2009
Moonlight & Mistletoe – Hallmark, 12:00 p.m.
Mr. St. Nick – Hallmark, 2:00 p.m.
Our First Christmas – Hallmark, 4:00 p.m.
Finding John Christmas – Hallmark, 6:00 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
A Charlie Brown Christmas – ABC, 8:00 p.m.
Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause – ABC Family, 8:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) – AMC, 8:00 p.m.
When Angels Come to Town – Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
Disney’s Prep & Landing – ABC, 8:30 p.m.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show – CBS, 10:00 p.m.
A Grandpa for Christmas – Hallmark, 10:00 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) – ABC Family, 10:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) – AMC, 10:15 p.m.

December 2, 2009
Finding John Christmas- Hallmark, 12:00 p.m.
When Angels Come to Town – Hallmark, 2:00 p.m.
A Grandpa for Christmas – Hallmark, 4:00 p.m.
Fallen Angel – Hallmark, 6:00 p.m.
The Christmas Choir – Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – CBS, 8:00 p.m.
Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center – NBC, 8:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) – AMC, 8:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – AMC, 10:15 p.m.
I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Hallmark, 10:00 p.m.

December 3, 2009
The Polar Express – ABC Family, 6:00 p.m.
A Christmas Carol (1938, Reginald Owen) – TCM, 8:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – AMC, 8:00 p.m.
The Polar Express – ABC Family, 8:30 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – AMC, 10:15 p.m.
Tenth Avenue Angel (1948) – TCM, 11:30 p.m.
Ebbie – Hallmark, 12:00 p.m.
Silent Night – Hallmark, 2:00 p.m.
I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Hallmark, 4:00 p.m.
Ebbie – Hallmark, 6:00 p.m.
A Diva’s Christmas Carol – Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
Ms. Scrooge – Hallmark, 10:00 p.m.

December 4, 2009
A Christmas Carol – Hallmark, 12:00 p.m.
A Diva’s Christmas Carol – Hallmark, 2:00 p.m.
Ms. Scrooge – Hallmark, 4:00 p.m.
A Christmas Visitor – Hallmark, 6:00 p.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
The National Tree – Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – AMC, 8:00 p.m.
Meet the Santas – Hallmark, 10:00 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – AMC, 10:15 p.m.

December 5, 2009
Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle (2009) – Hallmark, 12:00 a.m.
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas – ABC Family, 7:00 a.m.
Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish – ABC Family, 8:30 a.m.
A Christmas Visitor – Hallmark, 10:00 a.m.
The Dog Who Saved Christmas – ABC Family, 10:30 a.m.
Holiday Affair – TCM, 1:45 p.m.
The National Tree – Hallmark, 2:00 p.m.
Meet the Santas – Hallmark, 4:00 p.m.
Elf – USA, 4:00 p.m.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Hallmark, 6:00 p.m.
White Christmas – AMC, 8:00 p.m.
Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle- Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle – Hallmark, 10:00 p.m.
White Christmas – AMC, 10:45 p.m.
Home Alone 3 – ABC Family, 11:00 p.m.

December 6, 2009
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas – ABC Family, 7:00 a.m.
A Dennis the Menace Christmas – ABC Family, 8:30 a.m.
Naughty or Nice – ABC Family, 10:30 p.m.
Christmas in Connecticut (1945) – TCM, 12:00 p.m.
Elf – USA, 12:00 p.m.

December 7, 2009
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
Elf – USA, 7:00 p.m.
Cranberry Christmas – ABC Family, 7:30 p.m.
Unaccompanied Minors – ABC Family, 8:00 p.m.
Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special – FOX, 8:00 p.m.
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town – ABC, 8:00 p.m.
All I Want for Christmas – AMC, 8:00 p.m.
Jack Frost – ABC Family, 10:00 p.m.

December 8, 2009
All I Want for Christmas – AMC, 6:00 p.m.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too – ABC Family, 7:30 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus – ABC Family, 8:00 p.m.
A Miser Brothers’ Christmas – ABC Family, 9:00 p.m.
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year – ABC Family, 10:00 p.m.

December 9, 2009
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – ABC Family, 8:00 p.m.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys – ABC Family, 9:00 p.m.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – ABC Family, 10:30 p.m.

December 10, 2009
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
Holiday in Handcuffs – ABC Family, 8:00 p.m.
A Flintstone Christmas – ABC Family, 10:00 p.m.

December 11, 2009
The Year Without a Santa Claus – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
The Santa Clause 2 – ABC Family, 8:00 p.m.
A Muppets Christmas: Letters To Santa – NBC, 8:00 p.m.
Yes, Virginia – CBS, 8:00 p.m.
Unaccompanied Minors – ABC Family, 10:00 p.m.

December 12, 2009
The Little Drummer Boy – ABC Family, 7:00 a.m.
The Story of the First Christmas Snow – ABC Family, 9:30 a.m.
The Little Drummer Boy: Book II – ABC Family, 7:30 a.m.
Pinocchio’s Christmas – ABC Family, 8:00 a.m.
Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey – ABC Family, 9:00 a.m.
Jack Frost – ABC Family, 10:00 a.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland – ABC Family, 11:00 a.m.
Cranberry Christmas – ABC Family, 11:30 a.m.
Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas in July – ABC Family, 12:00 p.m.
A Christmas Carol (1938, Reginald Owen) – TCM, 12:00 p.m.
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year – ABC Family, 2:00 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus – ABC Family, 3:00 p.m.
A Miser Brothers’ Christmas – ABC Family, 4:00 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – ABC Family, 5:00 p.m.
The Santa Clause 2 – ABC Family, 6:00 p.m.
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – CBS, 8:00 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause – ABC Family, 8:00 p.m.
Christmas in Canaan – Hallmark, 8:00 p.m.
It’s a Wonderful Life – NBC, 8:00 p.m.
The Flight Before Christmas – CBS, 9:00 p.m.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause – ABC Family, 10:00 p.m.

December 13, 2009
A Garfield Christmas – ABC Family, 7:00 a.m.
The Little Rascals Christmas Special – ABC Family, 7:30 a.m.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – ABC Family, 8:00 a.m.
Snow – ABC Family, 10:00 a.m.
Snow 2: Brain Freeze – ABC Family, 12:00 p.m.
A Carol Christmas – ABC Family, 2:00 p.m.
Holiday in Handcuffs – ABC Family, 4:00 p.m.
The Christmas Shoes – Lifetime Movie Network, 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Santa Baby – ABC Family, 6:00 p.m.
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (2009) – ABC Family, 8:00 p.m.
Elf – USA, 9:00 p.m.
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe – ABC Family, 10:00 p.m.

December 14, 2009
Eloise at Christmastime – ABC Family, 5:00 p.m.
Shrek the Halls – ABC, 8:00 p.m.
Elf – USA, 11:00 p.m.

December 15, 2009
To Grandmother’s House We Go – ABC Family, 7:00 a.m.
Gotta Catch Santa Claus – ABC Family, 6:00 p.m.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – ABC Family, 8:30 p.m.
Elf – USA, 9:00 p.m.

December 16, 2009
The Munsters’ Scary Little Christmas (Premiere) – ABC Family, 7:00 a.m.
Pinocchio’s Christmas – ABC Family, 6:00 p.m.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too – ABC Family, 7:30 p.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland – ABC Family, 10:30 p.m.

December 17, 2009
A very Brady Christmas – ABC Family, 7:00 a.m.
Christmas Town – ABC Family, 9:00 a.m.
The Story of the First Christmas Snow – ABC Family, 6:00 p.m.
Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey – ABC Family, 6:30 p.m
Jack Frost – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
Jack Frost – ABC Family, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Live Christmas 2009 – NBC, 8:00 p.m.
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)- TCM, 8:00 p.m.
Jingle All the Way – ABC Family, 10:00 p.m.
Holiday Affair (1949)- TCM, 10:00 p.m.

December 18, 2009
Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish – ABC Family, 7:00 a.m.
A Dennis the Menace Christmas – ABC Family, 9:00 a.m.
Phineas & Ferb Christmas Vacation (Premiere) – ABC Family, 6:00 p.m.
Disney’s Prep & Landing – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
Elf – USA, 7:00 p.m.
Frosty The Snowman – CBS, 8:00 p.m.
Frosty Returns – CBS, 8:30 p.m.

December 19, 2009
A Flintstone Christmas – ABC Family, 7:00 a.m.
Jingle All the Way – ABC Family, 8:30 a.m.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – ABC Family, 10:30 a.m.
A Muppets Christmas: Letters To Santa – NBC, 8:00 p.m.

December 20, 2009
Jingle All the Way – ABC Family, 7:00 a.m.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – ABC Family, 9:00 a.m.
Home Alone 3 – ABC Family, 11:30 a.m.
Home Alone 4 – ABC Family, 1:30 p.m.

December 21, 2009
Chasing Christmas – ABC Family, 7:00 a.m.
Christmas Do-Over – ABC Family, 9:00 a.m.
Sons of Mistletoe – ABC Family, 11:00 a.m.
The Christmas List – ABC Family, 1:00 p.m.
Unlikely Angel – ABC Family, 3:00 p.m.
A Carol Christmas – ABC Family, 5:00 p.m.
Santa Baby – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe – ABC Family, 9:00 p.m.

December 22, 2009
Home Alone 3 – ABC Family, 7:00 a.m.
Home Alone 4 – ABC Family, 9:00 a.m.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – ABC Family, 11:00 a.m.
A Very Brady Christmas – ABC Family, 1:00 p.m.
Once Upon a Christmas – ABC Family, 3:00 p.m.
Twice Upon a Christmas – ABC Family, 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat – ABC Family, 8:00 p.m.

December 23, 2009
Naughty or Nice – ABC Family, 7:00 a.m.
Stealing Christmas – ABC Family, 9:00 a.m.
Snowglobe – ABC Family, 11:00 a.m.
Holiday in Handcuffs – ABC Family, 1:00 p.m.
Santa Baby – ABC Family, 3:00 p.m.
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (2009) – ABC Family, 5:00 p.m.
Disney’s Prep & Landing – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994) – ABC Family, 7:30 p.m.
The 11th Annual A Home For The Holidays – CBS, 8:30 p.m.
The Polar Express – ABC Family, 10:00 p.m.

December 24, 2009
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus – ABC Family, 7:00 a.m.
The Little Drummer Boy – ABC Family, 8:00 a.m.
Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey – ABC Family, 8:30 a.m.
The Leprechauns’ Christmas Gold – ABC Family, 9:00 a.m.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol – ABC Family, 11:00 a.m.
Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too – ABC Family, 11:30 a.m.
Pinocchio’s Christmas – ABC Family, 12:00 p.m.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – ABC Family, 1:00 p.m.
Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas in July – ABC Family, 1:30 p.m.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of the Misfit Toys – ABC Family, 3:30 p.m.
Jack Frost – ABC Family, 5:00 p.m.
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland – ABC Family, 6:00 p.m.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – ABC Family, 6:30 p.m.
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year – ABC Family, 7:00 p.m.
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – ABC Family, 8:00 p.m.
It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) – NBC, 8:00 p.m.
A Christmas Story – TBS, 8:00 p.m.
The Year Without a Santa Claus – ABC Family, 9:00 p.m.
Christmas in July (1940) – TCM, 9:45 p.m.
A Miser Brothers’ Christmas – ABC Family, 10:00 p.m.
A Christmas Story – TBS, 10:00 p.m.

December 25, 2009
A Christmas Story – TBS, 12:00 a.m.
A Christmas Story – TBS, 2:00 a.m.
A Christmas Story – TBS, 4:00 a.m.
A Christmas Story – TBS, 6:00 a.m.
Jack Frost – ABC Family, 7:00 a.m.
A Christmas Story – TBS, 8:00 a.m.
Cranberry Christmas – ABC Family, 9:00 a.m.
A Christmas Carol (1938, Reginald Owen) – TCM, 9:00 a.m.
A Christmas Story – TBS, 10:00 a.m.
Jingle All the Way – ABC Family, 11:00 a.m.
A Christmas Story – TBS, 12:00 p.m.
Christmas in Connecticut (1945) – TCM, 12:15 p.m.
A Christmas Story – TBS, 2:00 p.m.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994) – ABC Family, 3:30 p.m.
A Christmas Story – TBS, 4:00 p.m.
Holiday Affair (1949)- TCM, 4:30 p.m.
A Christmas Story – TBS, 6:00 p.m.
Elf – USA, 8:00 p.m.
Elf – USA, 9:30 p.m.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Gettin' Fit with Allen--Eat Your Way to Great Abs

Call or Email Allen about special rates for the 12-Week Fitness Challenge, plus your chance to win 12 weeks of personal training free!

No matter how much effort you put into creating a six-pack, no one's going to see it if it's covered by a layer of flab. (The good news? While it's impossible to "spot-reduce," abdominal fat is often the first to go when you start losing weight.)

The following seven principles can give you an extra edge, and will help ensure that the effort you're putting into your abs will bring you the results you want.

1. Get plenty of protein. Eating enough lean protein promotes fat loss and muscle gain, the two most important elements for developing great abs. It also helps keep you from getting hungry while you're eating right. You don't have to gobble down 12-ounce steaks—just eat a normal portion of lean meat, fish, low-fat dairy, or vegetarian protein with every meal, and make sure your snacks contain some protein, too. If you still have a hard time getting enough in your diet.
By the way, protein is especially important in the morning, when a lot of people don't get as much as they should. A protein-rich breakfast will help keep your blood sugar steady for hours, preventing the dips that can lead to cravings later in the day. (Try some low-fat chicken sausage, or an omelet with one whole egg and three egg whites, along with fruit or whole-grain toast.)

2. Reconsider your carbs. Despite the popularity of low-carbohydrate diets, the average American meal is still too high in sugar and fast-burning starches to bring body fat down to ab-baring levels. It's time to say goodbye to sweetened soda, ditch the Doritos®, and save the cake for your birthday. If your fitness plan calls for a sports drink before a long cardio workout, , that's fine. But the rest of the time, stick with foods that are on the low end of the glycemic index (refer to GlycemicIndex.com for more information)—these foods burn more slowly, so they won't spike your blood sugar and insulin levels.

3. Have fun with fiber. Something about the word fiber just doesn't sound appetizing. But high-fiber foods can actually be quite delicious: fresh berries and other fruits, salads loaded with colorful produce, your favorite steamed vegetables or vegetable soup, stews or chili made with beans, chewy whole-grain breads and cereals . . . You get the picture. (These foods just happen to be loaded with nutrients as well.) High-fiber foods keep you fuller with fewer calories, and they help keep your digestive system working at its best—a double-whammy for getting rid of belly bulge.

4. Enjoy some yogurt. Probiotics, the healthful bacteria found in yogurt and other fermented foods, have been proven to help reduce belly fat. In a recent study in Finland, new mothers who took probiotic supplements averaged smaller waist circumferences, and lower body fat in general, than those who didn't take probiotic supplements. And while the topic is still controversial, studies have found that eating lots of calcium-rich dairy foods like yogurt may increase overall weight loss.

5. Don't forget to eat. Tempted to lower your daily calorie count by skipping meals? Don't. Going hungry can raise your levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol, which research has found can increase belly fat even in otherwise thin women. And eating too infrequently can lower your metabolism and energy levels, while increasing the chance that you'll get too hungry and decide to chuck your meal plan entirely. If you're eating the right foods, regular meals and snacks will keep your body fueled while you're working toward that strong core.

6. Drink more fluids. Hydration is important when you're on a fitness plan, but drinking plenty of water has particular benefits for your midsection. It helps keep your stomach full, so you don't overeat, and it helps flush out excess sodium to prevent belly bloating. (Eating more potassium-rich foods, such as tomatoes and bananas, will also help in this area.

Plain ol' H20 can't be beat, but you can also switch it up with flavored waters, iced tea, and anything else you like to drink that isn't full of sweeteners. How much do you need? The old rule of 8 glasses a day is a good start, but everyone is different: drink more if you're exercising or it's hot out, and drink less if you're running to the bathroom every 5 minutes.

7. With an exceptions. It's time to cut down on those mood-altering substances like coffee. Too much caffeine raises your cortisol levels and can impair your sleep, which can lower the production of fitness-promoting hormones.

If you add these rules to your fitness plan, you're sure to see faster improvements in your midsection. Of course, there's an added bonus to eating this way: it'll keep you healthier, too.

Food Safety Info

How long is that leftover turkey still edible? Find out everything you ever wanted to know about food safety here:

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Turkey, Cheddar, Chipotle, and Scallion Croquettes

Recipe By :Jeff Bacon CEC CCA AAC
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:20
Categories : Appetizers Poultry

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 cups turkey, diced -- cooked - fine dice
2 cups cheddar cheese --white sharp
6 tablespoons scallion -- chopped fine
2 tablespoons chipotle chilies canned in adobo -- pureed
4 each egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

FOR BREADING
2 cups flour
2 cups panko - bread crumbs
2 eggs
3/4 cup water
Oil -- for frying

Mix together first 7 ingredients. Knead with hands to make sure that mixture will stick together.

Form into cylinders about 2 inches long and 3/4 inch thick. Make sure to pack tightly.

Dredge each croquette in flour dusting off excess.

Dip into egg wash and then into panko crumbs

Make sure each is well coated with crumb and store in cooler until needed.

Deep fry at 350 for about 3 minutes each until golden brown and hot in center.

Description:
"A Spicy variation on this American Classic"
Yield:
"36 ounces"
Start to Finish Time:
"0:25"
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 493 Calories; 20g Fat (37.3% calories from fat); 29g Protein; 47g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 211mg Cholesterol; 702mg Sodium.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Black Friday Pics

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WALMART DOOR BUSTERS

Friday, November 27 5a.m. - 11 a.m. only.

Quantities are limited. No rain checks. Remaining items maybe moved to their regular locations near the end of the event.

LCD TV
$128-Sansui® 19" LCD HDTV
$248-Emerson® 32" LCD 720p HDTV
$378-Sony® Bravia® 32" LCD HDTV
$448- Emerson® 42" Plasma HDTV

Laptops
$198-eMachines® eME627 Laptop Computer-
• 15.6" LCD display (measured diagonally)
• 2GB memory; 160GB hard drive
• Reads and writes CDs and DVDs

$298-HP® G60-519wm Laptop Computer
• 15.6" HD display (measured diagonally)
• 3GB memory; 250GB hard drive
• Reads and writes CDs and DVDs

$398-HP® G71-329wm Laptop Computer
• 17.3" HD LED display (measured diagonally)
• 4GB memory; 320GB hard drive
• Reads and writes CDs and DVDs
• Includes numeric keypad
• Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Other:
$78-Magnavox® Blu-ray Disc™ Player
$149- Samsung® MX20 Red Camcorder
• 34x optical zoom
• 3-hr. battery life
• Easy YouTube uploads with included software

$68-Kodak® CD82 Digital Camera
• 12 Megapixels
• 3x Optical zoom
• 3" LCD screen
• Smart Capture; HD stills; face detection and blur reduction; advanced video

$59-TomTom® One 125-SE GPS
• 3.5" color touchscreen
• Maps of the U.S. and Puerto Rico
• Spoken directions and street names

TARGET

  • FREE $10 Gift Card when you spend $100 or more in Stores (see details)
  • Free Marcel Wanders for Target Reusable Shopping Bag
  • 27 x 52 Bath Towels by Room Essentials $1.50
  • Chefmate 2-slice sandwich maker, 1.5 qt slow cooker, Toaster $3.00

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

Is a Cupcake Car on your shopping list this Christmas? How about a luxury sports aircraft built for two? Maybe a $12,000 chandelier made from the bottoms of plastic soda bottles? Well, look no further than the Neiman Marcus 2009 Christmas Book:
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/templates/F0.jhtml?itemId=cat24140733&parentId=cat000672&masterId=cat000000&icid=christmas_footer

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

EHME Reveal Day! Spectator and Volunteer Info

IMPORTANT INFO FOR REVEAL DAY
 
SHUTTLES WILL BEGIN LEAVING OLD WALMART LOCATED AT EXIT 91 @ 8 AM.
 
IT HAS JUST BEEN ANNOUNCED TO PLEASE COME EARLY, ONCE SPECTATOR AREA IS FULL, SHUTTLES WILL STOP RUNNING!
 
SHUTTLES WILL RESUME IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE RETURN OF THE FAMILY. THE LAST SHUTTLE WILL DEPART AT 7:30 PM


Spectator Information:
Shuttles run from Old Walmart, Plaza Parkway, I-85 , Exit 91
8 am – 8 pm, Bring Canned Foods
Remember: Prepare for a long day, you will be in the elements,
bring snacks and water

Volunteer Information: Wear your blue shirts

Extreme Makeover Lexington, Day 6

Jewel and husband Ty Murray Arrive!

Lexington, NC - Excitement intensifies on Monday, day 6 of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build for the Creasey family, as celebrity recording artist, Jewell and World Champion bull riding husband, Ty Murray arrive in support of the project. For more info on Jewel, visit: www.jeweljk.com

Building efforts continue as crews race against time for turning the keys over to the design team for moving in the furniture. Trucks are lining the streets eagerly waiting to unload. Spectators continue to arrive in anticipation of the finished home and tomorrows arrival of the family.

About Hedrick Creative Building
Located centrally in the state of NC in Lexington, Hedrick Creative Building is named for its owner, Jason Hedrick. The company, although new in formation, began in 2003, but builder Jason Hedrick has 23 years experience in the construction industry. Jason is accustomed to tackling challenges while overseeing projects of new custom built homes, structural repairs or remodeling. “This project is definitely a challenge, completely building a home is just 106 hours, but with the involvement of my community, I’m looking forward to building a dream for a family,” remarked Jason. For more information: www.HedrickCreativeBuilding.com.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Extreme Makeover:Home Edition Lexington, Video from the Weekend

Check out this video to see the amazing progress on the Creasey's new home from over the weekend!

http://www.abc45.com/players/features/extreme_makeover/videos/vid_4.shtml

EHME Lexington- Sunday Update

Day 5 Brings More Spectators for
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition


Lexington, NC – On Sunday, day 5 of the Creasey family Extreme Makeover: Home Edition spectators began to line the barricade early. By 9 am, at least 50 pairs of eyes watched as the activity on the build site continued. Neighbors of the Creasey’s had started their days early as to get a view of the build before they began their days.

David Craver, Brick Mason by trade, stood behind the barricade talking about his experience as one of the working volunteers on Thursday, day 2. He worked through the night in the pouring rains with the winds whipping around digging the footings readying the site for laying the block for the foundation. He heard about the project at the Lexington Barbecue Festival and immediately went online to sign up. “When you get that many brick masons together and no one gets in a fight, you know something special is happening,” remarks David. David and his wife have been behind the barricade on both Friday and Saturday and intend to be back on Monday.

George Burns, neighbor, and an Army Veteran walked down to see the progress. His daughter, Cheyenne Powers came down the street in her electric wheel chair on Saturday to see what was happening. George can’t ever remember so much activity in his neighborhood and remarks, “Anytime folks help someone else, not wanting anything in return, it’s a good thing.”

Joe Hale, den leader for a Tiger Cub Scout group brought his young son, Garrett, first year Tiger Scout out to see how a community comes together to help a family.

Local artist Bob Timberlake came out with his wife, Kay and granddaughter Kate to see the build. He was amazed of all that had taken place in just 5 short days. He remarked how proud and thankful he was to all the construction crews and volunteers that have given their time and talents to such a worthy project.

Day 5 spectators watch as the muddy yard begins to take shape. Retaining walls have been built and shrubs and trees are being planted. It is beginning to look more and more like the end is near

EHME Lexington-Saturday Update

The Sun Shines on the Creasey Home
For Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Lexington, NC - After three rainy gusty windy days for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Creasey family build the winds settled to a comfortable breeze and the sun came out on day 4. The projects contractor, Jason Hedrick, Hedrick creative Building, felt confident with the weather conditions change, his crews would make up the three hours they had lost in the bad conditions on the previous days.

As the hours of the day passed, spectators saw the grass turf put down in the side yard for a play area for the Creasey children. As the porch took shape on the front of the house, the walls were going up inside. Roofers on top were laying the tin panels. In sync, the sea of blue shirt construction crews each performed their task for their portion of the job. Cheers could be heard from the spectator barricade as Jason Hedrick stepped up on a mound of dirt and joked with the crews across the street. Around 5 pm, the paint was delivered, a good indication the inside walls were completed and ready for their coating.

On the morning of Sunday, day 5, the wall paper is up in the house, the siding is going on the outside and the driveway is poured. Crews were very busy during the night….on the inside, painting and painting and painting.

We’re getting closer to reveal!

About Hedrick Creative Building

Located centrally in the state of NC in Lexington, Hedrick Creative Building is named for its owner, Jason Hedrick. The company, although new in formation, began in 2003, but builder Jason Hedrick has 23 years experience in the construction industry. Jason is accustomed to tackling challenges while overseeing projects of new custom built homes, structural repairs or remodeling. “This project is definitely a challenge, completely building a home is just 106 hours, but with the involvement of my community, I’m looking forward to building a dream for a family,” remarked Jason. For more information: www.HedrickCreativeBuilding.com.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Day 2 of EMHE Lexington

http://www.abc45.com/players/features/extreme_makeover/videos/vid_3.shtml

EHME Lexington-Day 3 Update

Day 3 - At the Creasey Home

On Friday morning, day 3 of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build for the Creasey’s dream home began with the foundation set and the framers in place to begin the building process. First the floor went down followed by exterior pre-fab walls, the frame work inside and the trusses lifted by the crane to the top of the structure. At 5:40 pm, the build was right on schedule. At 11:00 pm, the framers were ready to sheet the roof.

Spectators lined the barricades along the yards across the street from the build site. Folks of all ages came out to see the amazing house taking shape right before their eyes. Folks came in support of William and Tricia Creasey and their girls. Kristie Alvater, co-worker of William at Guilford County School Technology Service took Friday off just to be at the site. Kristie has been a co-worker and friend to William for more than 10 years and became very emotional as she spoke of how deserving this family is to have something so wonderful happening in their lives.

Wiliiam’s dad came out. Tricia’s mom, dad and sister came. All to see the amazing build of a dream house for the Creasey’s.

Eighteen year old, Madeline Causey stood at the barricade with a batch of cookies she had made for the volunteers to show her appreciation of their time and efforts.

The build continued through the night with new crews coming in as others took off for rest to work another day.

On Saturday, day 4, inside walls go up and the painting begins. Outside the muddy sludgy mess will begin to look like a family yard again as the landscapers arrive.

We’re halfway there!

Friday, November 13, 2009

EHME Day 2

Framing begins today.
You are invited to come watch as the Creasey's new home takes shape right before your eyes! If you want be a spectator, here is the info you need:

Spectators will be allowed on the site. 10 am - 8 pm.

Parking for Media and Spectators will be Old Walmart,
Plaza Parkway, I-85 at exit 89

Shuttles will transport to build site.

Monetary Donations still needed.

Extreme Home Makeover Day 1 Update

Here is a link to WXLV ABC 45's Day 1 Update from the EHME build in Lexington. Congratulations to William and Tricia Creasey!
http://abc45.com/players/features/extreme_makeover/videos/vid_2.shtml

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Extreme Makeover Home Edition Relay for Life Event

Tuesday, Nov. 10th, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition knocked on on the door of the Creasey family in Davidson County. ABC has taken this worthwhile event one step further and invited our community to join efforts in holding a Relay for Life event on THURSDAY, NOV. 12th. RUMOR HAS IT THAT CHRIS DAUGHTRY WILL BE THERE DOING A FREE CONCERT!! Maybe around 2? Don't know for sure, but that would be cool!

Here are the details:

LOCATION: Central Davidson High School, Lexington, NC

DATE: Thursday, November 12th with opening ceremony at 2:00 pm and survivor's lap around 3:30 (I've been told this may be pushed back till around 5:00 PM.)

DURATION: All night long! We'll be there till the sun comes up Friday morning! (YOU DO NOT HAVE TO STAY ALL NIGHT! JUST COME WHEN YOU CAN!)

FOOD: We will be selling BBQ, beginning around 5:30pmLUMINARIES: You can purchase luminaries in Honor or in Memory of cancer patients ($10 each or 3/$25).

Contact the local chapter of the American Cancer Society for more info: 834-0844

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

“EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION” REBUILDS THE DECAYING HOME OF A DEDICATED TEACHER AND MOTHER FIGHTING COLON CANCER

Lexington, NC - Lexington, NC. (November 11, 2009) – “Good Morning Creasy Family!” was the phrase enthusiastically shouted by Ty Pennington of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as the Creasy family ran out of their Davidson County house, they were about to receive the greatest surprise of their lives. Out of all the builders in the Triad area, ABC chose green certified Hedrick Creative Building to help one deserving family, the Creasy’s, of Lexington, North Carolina get the home of their dreams.

Tricia Creasey, a beloved teacher who is battling stage four cancer while her husband struggles to keep their home livable for their family. For the “Extreme Makeover” team, along with hundreds of local volunteers, it’s a heartfelt opportunity to give back to a couple who enjoy going above and beyond for their community in the face of their own medical and financial hardships.William and Tricia Creasey have always been well known in Lexington as a wonderful and generous couple who are devoted to each other, their children, the school where they worked, and their community. Three years ago, Tricia was diagnosed with colon cancer. A dedicated seventh grade teacher, Tricia refused to stop teaching while undergoing the chemotherapy and major surgery her treatment required. In May of 2009, Tricia’s cancer returned and spread to her lymph nodes. To prevent the cancer from spreading any further, Tricia receives weekly chemotherapy treatments that cost the family $1,400 a month after insurance. The Creasey’s bought their home as a fixer-upper, but the necessary repairs and renovations have taken a back seat to Tricia’s medical care. Numerous structural problems such as holes in the floor, walls, and roof where animals can get in, cracks in the foundation, lack of insulation, and extensive water damage from a leaking roof create additional, everyday obstacles and hazards for Tricia and the entire family. In addition, the house has only one bathroom, which Tricia must often occupy for hours a time to take care of medical necessities. Now, it’s up to Ty and the gang to build William, 40, Tricia, 37, Brittany, 12, Makenzie, 5, and Makayla, 5, a new home that will not only be a safe place for Tricia to battle her cancer, but provide a place for family, friends, and the community to gather and offer support to this warm-hearted family. The Creasey family will go on vacation to Walt Disney World while “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” team leader Ty Pennington, designers Ed Sanders, Paul DiMeo, and Tracy Hutson, local builder Hedrick Creative Building, LLC, and more than a thousand community volunteers rebuild their home.
The location address is: The Creasey Family 2844 Allred Road, Lexington, NC 27292.

Jason Hedrick, Hedrick Creative Building urges you to get involved and help this deserving family realize their dream of living in a safe, clean and environmentally green home that doesn’t threathen Tricia’s health. Go to www.hedrickextreme.com, the website provides a link to make donations that directly benefit the Creasey family.

About Hedrick Creative Building
Located centrally in the state of NC in Lexington, Hedrick Creative Building is named for its owner, Jason Hedrick. The company, although new in formation, began in 2003, but builder Jason Hedrick has 23 years experience in the construction industry. Jason is accustomed to tackling challenges while overseeing projects of new custom built homes, structural repairs or remodeling. “This project is definitely a challenge, completely building a home is just 106 hours, but with the involvement of my community, I’m looking forward to building a dream for a family,” remarked Jason. For more information: www.HedrickCreativeBuilding.com.

About ABC-TVs Extreme Makeover: Home Edition“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is entering its 7th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Anthony Dominici is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. The show airs on Sundays (8:00-9:00 EST), on the ABC Television Network. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Great Deal on the Music Boat Cruise, 11/8-11/12/2010

The Music Boat Early Bird Special starts today! This week only book your cabin with NO DEPOSIT DOWN, plus get the lowest prices, best choice in cabins and an affordable monthly payment plan. Be sure to mention WBFJ when you book! Call 1-800-889-5265 or go to www.musicboatonline.com.

The line up this year is AMAZING! Check out this description:

Miami, FL to CocoCay, Nassau & Key West
November 8-12, 2010
Aboard the Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas

HOSTED BY THIRD DAY!
Get ready for a Christian music cruise that will be rockin' on the high seas!Setting sail for the first time on a Royal Caribbean ship, the Monarch of the Seas, The Music Boat will be making a stop at CocoCay - our own private island – and Nassau, Bahamas. It will be 4 full days of fun in the sun on a luxurious, yet affordable cruise ship.This cruise is suited for all – from families to singles and from church groups to graduating seniors. There's something for everyone! There’s no need to plan your vacation activities. Premier Christian Cruises has already done all of the planning for you! You just need to show up and get ready to rock!

Not only will Third Day be hosting the Music Boat 2010 but we have also confirmed these great artists. More artists coming soon!
David Crowder Band
Fee
Addison Road
Mandisa
Glory Revealed
Worship Together Jam Band - late night jam sessions with Bernard Harris
Bello - high wire on ship321
ImprovKids Korner with DonB! and VeggieTales
Candace Cameron Bure
David Nasser
www.musicboatonline.com

Jacob Atem--Southern Sudan Health Care Organization

Jacob Atem, once known as one of the "Lost Boys" from the Sudan is an amazing guy who God is using in amazing ways. His vision is to start a health clinic in the region of Sudan that he once was forced to flee, and he is well on his way to realizing this dream. Here is his website, I promise, you will be inspired by this young man:
http://www.sshco.org/

From Bart Millard's (Mercy Me) Facebook

Note to self: don't wear a Casting Crowns Shirt to a Mercy Me Meet & Greet





http://www.mobypicture.com/user/bartmillard/view/5643233

Friday, November 06, 2009

Orphan Sunday Events in the Triad

While most people cannot imagine the thought of growing up without parents, the sad reality is that there are over 140 million orphans in the world. The statistics are shocking. The need is overwhelming. At times it may be tempting to distance ourselves from the worldwide orphan crisis and believe that we can’t make a difference.

Lisa Holbrook, Executive Director of Caroline’s Promise, a local adoption and orphan advocacy organization says people have many options when it comes to reaching out to orphans. “I think we get overwhelmed by the statistics and underestimate the difference we can make through our prayers, advocating for the needs of orphans and using our gifts to join the cause.” says Holbrook. Orphan Sunday is a nationwide effort to increase awareness and encourage action by the church in response to the orphan crisis.

The official website is http://www.orphansunday.org/Locally, several events are being held in observance of Orphan Sunday this weekend. Here is a list of events with details and contact information.

Friday, November 6, 12:30pm
Chapel for Students and Home School Families
First Christian Church 1130 N. Main Street, Kernersville
Join us for this interactive service where we’ll learn about the needs of orphans and how we can make a difference! Contact Tim Wall for more information: twall25@triad.rr.com
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Friday, November 6, 7:00pm
Family Prayer Service for Orphans
First Christian Church 1130 N Main Street, Kernersville
Join us for this family friendly, interactive prayer service. Local ministries will be there to answer questions and show you how you can make a difference for orphans! If you would like to join our Adoption Choir which will perform during the service, contacts us asap! Contact Lisa Holbrook for more information: LisaHolbrook@CarolinesPromise.Net_
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Saturday, November 7, 4:30-7:00 PM
Shoes for Stew

Shady Grove Wesleyan Church 119 N. Bunker Hill Road, Colfax
Bring a new pair of tennis shoes for orphans in Guatemala and receive a chicken stew meal for two! Hosted by Amber Graveley as part of her Senior Project! Contact her for more information at luvkenc@aol.com
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Sunday, November 8, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Steven Curtis Chapman Live-Stream Concert celebrating Orphan Sunday
First Presbyterian Church ,300. N. Cherry St, Winston-Salem
In recognition of Orphan Sunday, come out for a fantastic Steven Curtis Chapman "Live-stream" concert event---THIS Sunday at First Presbyterian in downtown Winston-Salem. 336-722-4162 Contact: Jenna Penner bapgap@triad.rr.com

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Drop Your Can!

What Soft Drinks are Doing to Your Body

By Dr. Maoshing Ni - Posted on Fri, Oct 30, 2009, 12:29 pm PDT

Soda, pop, cola, soft drink — whatever you call it, it is one of the worst beverages that you could be drinking for your health. As the debate for whether to put a tax on the sale of soft drinks continues, you should know how they affect your body so that you can make an informed choice on your own.

Read the rest of the article on Yahoo Health.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Steven Curtis Chapman Web Event Tonight!

Don't forget to tune in tonight at 9pm CST/10pm EST for the LIVE SCC Webcast Concert & Chat, on Steven's Facebook page! Just click the LIVESTREAM tab at the top of his FB page visit the following link - http://ow.ly/yGoR. You can even post some questions there for Steven to answer on-air tonight.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Help a Local Family Get an Extreme Home Makeover

Help Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Hedrick Creative Building make a Triad family’s dream come true. We spoke with Jason Hedrick this morning and he needs volunteers for the build, both skilled and non-skilled. He also needs donations of supplies, services and money.

If you’re over 18 and would like to volunteer as a skilled or unskilled laborer, click here: http://www.hedrickextreme.com/volunteer.aspx or call

The other huge need is for donations of goods, services and money. If you’d like to make a donation of money, click here: http://www.hedrickextreme.com/volunteer.aspx

If you are interested in donating goods or services, click here: http://www.hedrickextreme.com/sponsor.aspx

Here’s a list of things that Hedrick Creative Building is specifically looking for:

  • Fasteners
  • Lumber Package
  • Panelization-Trusses
  • Insulation
  • Standing Seam Roofing
  • Interior Doors, Patio Doors, Entrance Doors
  • Nice Wood Closet Systems
  • Pre-fabricated Stairs
  • Tile Setting Materials
  • Rain Gear
  • Food/Caterers
  • Other miscellaneous building supplies

Gettin' fit With Allen Branch

Fitness One Trainer Allen Branch says you can burn a lot of calories in your day to day activites. For example, a 150 lb. person burns the following number of calories in one hour doing the activites listed:

Childcare-246
Cooking-176
Gardening-352
Mowing-387
Shopping-176

Try to work 30 minutes to 1 hour of activity into each day!
www.myfitnessone.com
336-655-4558

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Candy Buy Back

Trade In Your Treats!
Check out this cool program from Robinson Dental Studios in Winston-Salem:


Save your favorite treats, then bring in the rest to fill your piggy bank!

Come by our offices on Sunday November 1st from 3:00-5:00pm. We're buying back your Halloween candy for $1 per pound, then gathering it up to send to our troops in Iraq through Operation Gratitude (www.opgratitude.com)

We'll have prizes, entertainments, games...
Come on out for all the fun!

Robinson Dental Studio
2900 Lyndhurst Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27103
336/765-2921
336/765-2923 (fax)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Peppermint Cheesecake







Recipe By :Jeff Bacon
Serving Size : 32 Preparation Time : 2 ½ hours

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1 1/2 pounds cream cheese -- Softened
1 1/4 Cups sugar
3/4 cup cream
2 each eggs
6 each yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 drops red food coloring
4 ounces peppermint mints -- starbright mints (crushed) 1/2 bag
2 cups chocolate wafer cookies -- Nabisco Famous (crushed)
1/4 cup butter -- melted

FOR FILLING

Crush mints in food processor on pulse until in very small
pieces (BB size)

Bring cream to a simmer on stove. Add 1/2 of crushed mints and stir
until dissolved. Reserve remaining pieces for later.

Beat cheese and sugar together in mixer until smooth

Add vanilla and peppermint extract.

Remove 1 cup for later use

Add yolks, and eggs and mix

Remove half of this mixture leaving other half in mixer.

Add peppermint cream liquid to the half still in the mixer and
mix until blended. Add 2 drops red coloring until bright pink.

FOR CRUST

Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers can be found at some Lowe's
grocery stores in the ice cream topping section. If unavailable,
substitute Oreos and leaving out the melted butter.

Blend crumbs, and butter

Press into bottom of 9 inch spring form pan and
1/2 inch up sides.

ASSEMBLY

Pour pink batter into crust

Pour white batter into center of pink batter. Use a table knife to
pull pink batter into the center of the white batter from the outter
edge in a swirl motion. Make sure not to poke deep enough to disturb
the crust.

Sprinkle top with remaining crushed mints

Bake in steam bath at 350 for 1 hour or until middle is set.

Allow to cool at room temperature until room temperature then
refrigerate over night.

Pipe reserved frosting around perimeter of cooled cake in 16 rosettes
adding one in the center of cake.

Stand one chocolate cookie up in the center of each rosette
just prior to serving.

Garnish center rosette with a mint.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Extreme Makeover Coming to the Triad!

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Coming to Triad, NC
Hedrick Creative Building Selected as Key Builder


Lexington, N.C., October 23, 2009 – An exciting announcement will be made during Lexington’s Annual Barbecue Festival opening ceremonies on Saturday, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the Emmy-award winning hit TV show on ABC Television, is coming to the Triad to present one deserving family with an extreme home makeover. Lexington builder, Hedrick Creative Building, with a goal to construct a new home in one week, will oversee and implement the project that will make a miracle happen for a Triad family.

On Wednesday, November 11, a Triad family will answer a knock on the door and find Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Team Leader Ty Pennington and his design team waiting to transform their home and their lives. Five families in the Triad have been nominated by their friends and families to receive the home makeover in recognition of their general day to day heroism.

Builder

“It’s such a great honor to be a part of something that makes such a difference in the life of a Triad family,” said Jason Hedrick, owner of Hedrick Creative Building. “The community is coming together to make this possible, it’s such a feel good project to give back and make a dream come true, that’s why I’ve chosen Let’s Build a Dream as the theme for this build.”
“We’ll be building this home to the National Association Homebuilders Green Building Standards, so not only will we be building the dream home for a deserving family, we’ll be building it in a manner pleasing to the environment. We’re paying attention to energy efficiency, water and resource conservation, the use of sustainable or recycled products, and measures to project indoor air quality.”

Hedrick Creative Building is reaching out to the community for support and involvement. Volunteers are needed to provide time and energy, support and resources to ensure the success of this dream come true project. “I believe in my community and I am excited to see how they will step up to make this dream a reality,” said Jason. Interested individuals or companies can find more information on how to volunteer time and resources at www.hedrickextreme.com.

Pep Rally

On Friday, November 6, at 8:00 am, a pep rally is planned for all constructions volunteers and subcontractors of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Triad NC build at Reeds Baptist Church, 180 Reeds Baptist Church Road in the Reeds Community in Lexington.

“This pep rally will be an informational as well as inspirational day for all attending,” said Hedrick Creative Building’s owner, Jason Hedrick. “So many have already signed up as partners for the project through material and monetary donations and volunteers for the build and this will be the day to rally us all as one.”

The show’s executive producer, Conrad Ricketts will be attending and providing information about what’s happening with the project for general and skilled volunteers, subs and trades. All media are welcomed and invited to join the excitement of the rally.

For anyone interested in signing up as a volunteer, there are still ways to participate. Watch in the newspapers, on the radio, and on TV for announcements for people needed to cheer on and support all the volunteers and people on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. All individuals interested in participating can visit the build’s website at www.hedrickextreme.com for more information.

How You Can Help

Help Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Hedrick Creative Building by getting involved by giving a contribution that will help transform the lives of the deserving family. You can support the cause by contributing to the build. Our website (www.hedrickextreme.com) makes it quick, easy and secure to contribute funds via PayPal to help a family in need.

About Hedrick Creative Building

Located centrally in the state of NC in Lexington, Hedrick Creative Building is named for its owner, Jason Hedrick. The company, although new in formation, began in 2003, but builder Jason Hedrick has 23 years experience in the construction industry. Jason is accustomed to tackling challenges while overseeing projects of new custom built homes, structural repairs or remodeling. “This project is definitely a challenge, completely building a home is just 106 hours, but with the involvement of my community, I’m looking forward to building a dream for a family,” remarked Jason. For more information: www.HedrickCreativeBuilding.com.

About ABC-TVs Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is entering its 7th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Anthony Dominici is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. The show airs on Sundays (8:00-9:00 EST), on the ABC Television Network.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My Birthday Wish

My 37th birthday is right around the corner. Since I am adopted, my birthday is an annual reminder of just how blessed I am to have a caring birthmother who gave me the gift of life and gave my parents the gift of a child, and two loving adoptive parents who gave me the gift of a loving home and a permanent family. I also thank God who, I am certain, orchestrated the whole thing.

This year I'm celebrating my birthday by asking friends and family to consider making a small financial contribution to Caroline's Promise. CP is an organization that works to"Reclaim Hope for Orphans" by:

-providing grants for adoptive families
-serving orphans, widows and at risk children on short-term mission trips, and
-educating the community about adoption and the orphan crisis

I have served on two Caroline's Promise mission teams to Guatemala and I also serve on the CP board of directors. I have seen, first-hand, the lives that are being changed because of the work being done by Caroline's Promise.

For more information about my birthday wish or to make a donation, visit http://apps.facebook.com/causes/birthdays/192848?m=e0bc6388

Thanks!

Tomboy Tool Party!

Please join us for a Tomboy Tool party to see a line of ergonomically designed tools available in
pink and blue and see the farm in progress.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit I.C.E and Walk-On Animal Assisted Therapy Farm

When: Thursday, October 22nd @ 6:30pm (come @ 6pm to see the animals)
Where: Patton Ridge Farms, 933 Ridings Rd, Lewisville, NC 27023

Directions from W-S:
421N to Lewisville Clemmons exit 242,
Right off exit onto Styers Ferry Rd.
Right onto Phillips Bridge Road, Right onto Ridings Rd.,
Farm is 1/4 mile on left.
Casual barn attire
Children are welcome to attend with a parent and enjoy the animals.

RSVP suggested but not required!
782.0331 or robin@forsythfamilymagazine.com
Refreshments, door prizes and ANIMALS!

For more info:
www.tomboytools.info/kathyshoaf, www.icepilepsy.org
www.walkonanimaltherapy.org

It's a Book War...You Win!

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125565024634288895.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. launched a brash price war against Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday, saying it would sell 10 hotly anticipated new books for just $10 apiece through its online site, Walmart.com.

That was just the beginning.

Hours later, Amazon matched the $10 price, squaring off in a battle for low-price and e-commerce leadership heading into the crucial holiday shopping season. Wal-Mart soon fired back with a promise to drop its prices to $9 by Friday morning -- and made good on that vow by early evening Thursday.

Monday, October 19, 2009

My Fitness One

Allen Branch invites you to join him for a 6 week body blast program at the new Fitness One facility in Kernersville. For $199 you'll get a fitness and nutrition evaluation, 6 weeks of training and classes and lots more.

Contact him at trainer@myfitnessone.com

Visit his website at www.myfitnessone.com

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cool Wedding Bands
























Found this online today and it's too cool not to share. I am seriously thinking about getting these to replace our current wedding bands! Here is the info and a link:

http://www.brentwilliamsdesigns.com/

Custom fingerprint wedding bands in sterling silver (set of two)

Description

"This is for a set of two totally unique custom fingerprint wedding bands in sterling silver. One 3.5mm and one 6mm. Can be done in any precious metal, convo for an estimate.

Searching for a truly unique wedding band? Tired of finding the same plain bands or designs that just come from a catalogue? This is just what you were looking for. It is many things: unique, sentimental, custom, heirloom quality crafted, and you are completely involved in the making process.

I send you my Impression Kit in the mail. Once you receive it, imprint the entire length of your finger and/or your fiancés finger separately. Then you mail that back to me. Once I receive it here in my studio in beautiful coastal Maine, I make a wax form from the impression material. Then utilizing the ancient lost wax casting process, I turn that impression into a metal ring utilizing gold or silver. Maybe some day this ring gets passed down to your children- a family heirloom for sure.

How romantic! Your lover touching you, holding your finger, always with you. I would love to talk with you about this exciting process! Only available from Brent Williams Designs with such fine craftsmanship."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tightwad Tuesday!!

Here are some of the best deals at the “Big 3” grocery stores this coming week. Prices are good w/ store card (MVP/VIC/Lowes) from 10/14-10/20/2009

Lowes Foods:
FYI-Lowes Foods has a new rewards program called "Fresh Rewards". You earn money back on future orders by purchasing certain items. See Wednesday's flier for Details.

Sanderson Farms Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast-$1.99/lb
Sirloin Tip Roast-$2.10/lb.

BOGO on the Following Items:
Fresh Express Salad
LFS Center Cut Bacon
Entemann's Little Bites
Tom's Potato Chips
Palermo's Pizza
Edy's Ice Cream
LFS Soup

Food Lion:
Whole Boneless Beef Sirloin Tip-$1.77/lb
(They will custom cut this for free, you can have it ground for burgers, sliced into steaks, cut into stew meat or strips for fajitas or keep it as is for a great roast.)
Holly Farms Chicken Drumsticks-$0.77/lb
Holly Farms Chicken Thighs-$0.67/lb
Boneless Half Pork Loin-$1.87/lb.
Value Pack Pork Chops-$2.87/lb.
Hamburger Helper-$1

Snow Crab Clusters- $3.99/LB.
Tilapia Fillets-$2.99/lb.
16 oz. Phillips Claw Crab Meat-$5.99
Large Canteloupe-$1.99 ea

BOGO on the Following:
3 lbs. Gala or Gold Apples-
FL Microwave Popcorn
FL Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup
Family Sized "On the Go Bistro" Baked Ziti
2.5 lb. bag FL IQF Chicken Breast
FL Jumbo Shrimp--raw or cooked
16 oz. Sea Scallops
Nilla Wafers
Pop Secret Popcorn
Mrs. Pauls Seafood
Pepperidge Farms Cakes
Healthy Accents Nasal Spray and Allergy Relief Tablets
Small Shrimp Ring w/ Cocktail Sauce
Plumrose Premium Ham (lunch meat)

Harris Teeter:
Fresh Split Chicken Breast $0.99/lb
HT Eggs $0.97/ea.

BOGO on the Following:
50 oz. Wisk or All Detergent
Blue Bunny Ice Cream
12 ct. Cans Coke Products
6 oz. Red Raspberries
HT Sliced Bacon
Pier 33 Mussels

HT Meal of the Week-buy all of the following for $6.99:
13-16 oz. Johnsonville Brats
8 ct. Harris Teeter Hot Dog Buns
8-9 oz. HT Traders Potato Chips
2 Liter HT Soda

Monday, October 12, 2009

Orphan Sunday

Orphan Sunday is November 8. For information about how your family or church can get involved, visit www.cryoftheorphan.org or www.carolinespromise.net

Blood Drive in Honor of Sgt. Hutchens

Forbush High School is holding a blood drive honor of Sgt. Hutchens on Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. About 300 people have already signed up. If you’d like to donate, make an appointment by contacting Billy Sapp at 336-961-4644 ext. 520.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Get Your Heating System Ready for Winter

Gwyn Electric in Winston-Salem is offering an incredible special right now on Fall Heating System Tune-Ups. For $69.00 they will tune up your system and if it breaks any time during the winter season, they'll fix it...FREE! (Some exclusions apply, visit their website for details)

Here is their contact info:

www.gwyn.ws
3941 Westpoint Blvd
Winston Salem, NC 27103-6721
(336) 774-1818

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Tightwad Tuesday

Here are some of the best deals at the “Big 3” grocery stores this coming week. Prices are good w/ store card (MVP/VIC/Lowes) from 10/7-10/13

Food Lion:
Holly Farms Split Chicken Breasts $0.87/lb
Value Pack NY Strip Steaks-$4.98/lb
Value Pack Country Style Pork Ribs-$0.88/lb
Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs and Bacon-BOGO
Birds Eye Voila! Frozen Meal Kits-BOGO
Green Giant Canned Veggies-BOGO
All Laundry Detergent-BOGOBryers Ice Cream-BOGO
Kozy Shack Pudding-BOGO
Food Lion Raw or Cooked Peel and Eat Shrimp-BOGO
Grade A Fresh Roasting Chicken- $0.99
Pre-Trimmed Holly Farms Chicken, select items- 50% off

Harris Teeter
House of Raeford Turkey Breast $0.99
Boneless New York Strip Steak $4.99
Bertolli Pasta Sauce-BOGO
Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice-BOGO
Dannon Yogurt- 10/$4
White Shrimp or Tilapia Fillets-$3.99/lb
Lance Crackers-BOGO
1 lb Strawberries- Buy 1Get 2 Free
Harris Teeter Ice Cream Buy 2 Get 3 Free
Fresh Market Soup Buy 2 Get 3 Free
HT Traders Coffee-Buy 2 Get 3 Free
Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls-BOGO
HT Traders Tea Bags-BOGO
Ruffles Chips
Pop Secret

Meal of the Week-$7.99
17 oz. Hormel Dinner Entrée
20-24 oz. TGI Fridays Mashed Potatoes
16 oz. Harris Teeter Frozen Green Beans
32 oz. HT Garden Salad

Lowes Foods:
Family Pack Ribeye Steaks- $6.88/lb
Sanderson Farms Whole Fryers-$0.69/lb.
Eastern Rome Apples- $0.99/lb

BOGO on the Following Items:
Bryers Ice Cream
Florida Navel Oranges
Cheez-it Crackers
Wonder Whole Grain White Bread
Lays Chips
LFS Lawn and Leaf Bags
12 ct. Bakery Cookies

Thursday, October 01, 2009

"The Katinas" and Samoan Tsunami Relief

Katinas Blog Update: http://thekatinas.com/category/news/

Verne and I talked with James Katina (one of the brothers from the
group Katinas) The Katinas still have family that still live in American
Samoa. The island was hit by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake Tuesday
that then triggered a ‘tsunami’ that brought in two waves of water that
devastated whole villages. The death toll is over 100 people and is
expected to climb.

American Samoa (home to 65,000 people) is located about
halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii in the Pacific.


Here is a link to find out more…and to help.
Relief Effort: http://www.katinamissions.org/
All donations small or large, are tax deductible

Find the links and audio on the morning show page at
http://www.wbfj.fm/

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tightwad Tuesday

Here are some of the best deals at the “Big 3” grocery stores this coming week. Prices are good w/ store card (MVP/VIC/Lowes) from 9/30-10/6

Food Lion:
Holly Farms Boneless Chicken Breast Filets or Tenders: $1.79/lb
Value Pack Choice Porterhouse or T-Bone Steaks: $4.87/lb
10lbs. Russet Potatoes: $1.99
Fresh Whole Pork Picnics: $0.79/lb
Smithfield Center Cut Ham Slices-50% off
12 Pack Coke Products-BOGO
General Mills Cereal-BOGO
Smithfield Smoked Bacon-BOGO
ALPO- BOGO
3 Day Sale
Edy’s Ice Cream-$1.99 (limit 4)
12 Roll Scott or Cottonelle Tissue TP - $4.99 (limit 4)
Gain 100 oz. Liquid or Powder Laundry Detergent-$7.99 (limit 2)
Bounty 8 Giant Rolls-$7.99 (Limit 2)
Kraft Shredded or Block Cheese –BOGO (Limit 2)

Harris Teeter
Bone-In Rib Steaks- $4.77/lb
White Shrimp or Cod Fillets-$4.98/lb
Red Seedless Grapes - $0.99/lb
Palermo Pizza- BOGO
96oz. Clorox Bleach- $0.99
HT Fresh Whole Fryer Chicken- $0.57/lb
6 Pack .5 ltr. Bottles Coke Products-BOGO
Locally Grown Apples-$0.99/lb


Lowes Foods:
Boneless Top Round London Broil-$2.49/lb.
Fresh Ground Beef-$1.99/lb.
Oscar Myer Sliced Bacon-BOGO
Sanderson Farms Split Chicken Breast-$0.99/lb
Premium White Potatoes-BOGO
Smart Ones Entrées-$1.98/ea.
Nabisco Snack Crackers-BOGO
Bakery Cinnamon Rolls-BOGO
Thomas’ English Muffing-BOGO
Kellogg’s Mini Wheats, Raisin Bran, Raisin Bran Crunch--BOGO

Monday, September 28, 2009

Seared Grit Cakes with Crisp Country Ham and Chiffonade of Collards

Crisp Country Ham and Chiffonade of CollardsRecipe By: Jeff Bacon CEC CCA AAC
Serving Size: 12

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
2 pounds collard greens -- fresh
1 pinch salt and pepper
1/2 pound country ham -- sliced
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese -- shredded
Cheese Grit Cakes
1 teaspoon canola oil

Prepare cheese grit cakes as directed

Place country ham on a pan and brown in a hot oven.
Remove to cool slightly.

Clean collard greens and trim out ribs

Roll collard leaves into tight tubes and cut into chiffonade. (Very thin strips)

Heat canola oil until smoke point

Add collards to hot oil and stir rapidly while adding salt and pepper

Remove as soon as all collards are slightly wilted and bright green.

Break or cut crisp ham into pieces approximately the same size as the grit cakes.

Top each seared grit cake with: 1 piece of ham, 1 bunched tablespoon of collards,
1 pinch of parmesan cheese.

Yield:
"36 ounces"


Cheese Grit Cakes

Recipe By : Jeff Bacon CEC CCA AAC
Serving Size : 12

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1 1/2 cups grits -- white stone ground
3 cups stock -- chicken
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup sweet onion -- finely diced
1 clove garlic -- minced
1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1 cup cheddar cheese -- white sharp
1/2 cup parmesan cheese -- shredded
1/4 cup scallion -- chopped
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon canola oil

Melt butter and sweat onion and garlic until soft

Add grits and stir into fat and aromatics

Add stock and simmer on low until liquid is absorbed

Add cream and pepper and simmer on low until smooth and creamy.
Total cook time will be 35-45 minutes so extra stock may be needed
if grits get too thick too fast or take longer to soften.

When grits are completely done and thick add in cheeses and scallion

Pour into greased 1/2 sheet pan lined with parchment, spread evenly

Chill overnight then when very firm (a few minutes in the freezer may be needed)
cut into 1 inch rounds with a metal circular cookie or biscuit cutter.
Return to cooler until ready to sear.

Heat canola oil in a non stick skillet until very hot

Sear cakes quickly on both sides and place on platter to serve or top.

Yield:
"24 ounces"

Cookin' with Bacon--Seared Ahi Tuna on Wonton Crisp with Wasabi Whipped Cream and Soy Reduction

Recipe By : Jeff Bacon CEC CCA AAC
Serving Size : 12 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories :

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
8 ounces tuna steak -- sashimi grade
6 each won-ton wrappers
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons wasabi powder
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 pinch ginger -- powdered
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
1 tablespoon pickled ginger
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup honey
2 cups peanut oil

Combine soy and honey in a small sauce pot and simmer until reduced by 1/2.
When cool, mixture will be slightly thick.

Season tuna with salt and pepper then pour sesame seeds into a shallow pan.

Press tuna into seeds on both sides until well coated.
Chill until ready to sear.

Cut each square wonton wrapper into four triangles for a total of 24 pieces.

Heat all but one teaspoon of peanut oil in a non stick skillet unti very hot.
Fry wontons until goldena nd crisp. Season with salt and pepper

Sear tuna on both sides until seeds are golden brown yet
tuna is rare in center. Allow to cool at lest 20 minutes.

Whip cream until soft peaks form

Add wasabi powder to cream and mix in.

Slice tuna into 24 equal pieces about 3/4 inch by 3/4 inch

Top each won ton crisp with one piece of tuna, then one small
slice of pickeled ginger, then a dab of wasabi whipped cream
then a drizzle of soy reduction.

Serve on platter

Friday, September 25, 2009

Seasonal Flu and H1N1 Info

Thanks to Dr. Ohl and Dr. Givner from Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital for coming in today to talk about the H1N1 virus. For more information vist:

http://www.flu.gov/
http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1FLU/
http://flu.nc.gov/epi/gcdc/flu.html

Free Flu Vaccine Clinics:
(this is for the regular vaccine not H1N1)

Flu Clinic Dates:
Tuesdays, September 22 and 29, and October 6 and 13.

Location:
Forsyth County Department of Public Health
799 Highland Avenue, Winston Salem, NC 27101

Cost:
Free to the publicAppointments:
The flu clinic is a walk-in clinic (first come, first serve).
Accommodations will be made on-site for those with special needs.

Flu Clinic Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Types of Vaccine Available:
Injections (shots) only. Nasal-spray flu vaccine will not be available at the Health Dept.

When to Get Vaccinated:
The seasonal flu vaccine will not protect against the novel H1N1 (swine) flu. Therefore, all people are encouraged to get a seasonal flu shot as early as it is available because the vaccine for H1N1 will not be available until later in the fall.

Who should get a flu shot?
In general, anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu can get vaccinated. However, certain people should get vaccinated each year. They are either people who are at high risk of having serious flu complications or people who live with or care for those at high risk for serious complications.

People who should get vaccinated this year are:
Children and adults at high risk for complications from the flu, including:

All children age 6 months through 18 years
Adults 50 years of age and older
Pregnant women
Anyone with long-term health problems, such as heart disease, lung disease, asthma, kidney disease, diabetes, muscle or nerve disorders, weakened immune system, anemia and other blood disorders
Residents of nursing homes and other long term care facilities
Children 6 months though 18 years of age on long-term aspirin treatment
Anyone who lives with or cares for people at high risk for flu-related complications:
Healthcare workers
Household contacts and caregivers of children from birth to 5 years of age
Household contacts and caregivers of people 50 years of age or older or anyone with medical conditions that puts them at high risk from severe complications from the flu

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Stop Trafficking Now!

World Relief North Carolina is excited to announce their partnership with Stop Child Trafficking Now. On the weekend of Saturday, September 26th-27th, people from cities across the nation will walk to stop child trafficking now.

Stop Child Trafficking Now is an organization that works to fight the demand side of trafficking. Funds raised by walkers and volunteers will help special elite operatives to investigate and bring justice to the predators that are victimizing children across the world. Participants can also support local victims of trafficking by choosing World Relief North Carolina as a partner organization when they register for the walk. Please join World Relief North Carolina and and other community members to take a stand against child trafficking!

Walk Details:
Length of Walk: 5k Location: Oak Ridge Town Park, just outside of Greensboro
Date: Saturday, September 26th
Time: Registration starts at 9am, Walk begins at 10am

How to Get Involved:
1) Volunteer to help before the walk or on walk day.
2) Be a team captain. Rally your friends, family, small group, or coworkers help you take a stand in this fight.
3) Sign up to be a walker.
4) Financially support the cause. Even if you can't participate on walk day, you can still make an impact. You can give a general donation or support a walkerthat is raising funds.How to

Register: Go to www.SCTNow.org and click on Sign-Up Now. Remember to choose World Relief North Carolina as a partner organization when you register.

Questions about the Walk?

1) More information about the Greensboro walk is available on the walk website.
2) Email the community ambassadors at Greensboro@SCTNow.org OR contact Heather Blackerby at World Relief. 336-887-9007

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tightwad Tuesday!!!

Here are some of the best deals at the “Big 3” grocery stores this coming week. Prices are good w/ store card (MVP/VIC/Lowes) from 9/23-9/29/2009

Food Lion:
Value Pack Ground Chuck--$1.68/lb
Chicken Drumsticks-$0.87/lb
Bone in Assorted Pork Chops- $1.99/lb
Frozen Turkey-$0.79/lb
Yellow Peaches-$0.99/lb
24-32 loads Purex Laundry Detergent-BOGO
6 Dbl Rolls-Quilted Northern TP-BOGO
7.25 Food Lion Mac ‘n Cheese- $0.10/box
24 oz. Jennie-O Turkey Tenderloins-BOGO
Farm Raised Tilapia-$2.99/lb
3 lb. Golden Apples, $2.99

Harris Teeter
Buy 2 Get 3 Free (Limit 10):
Deli pre-sliced Meats and Cheese
Blue Bunny Ice Cream
Ken’s Salad Dressing
Progresso Soup.

Buy 1 get 1:
Top Round London Broil or Top Round Roast
Fresh Boneless Chicken Breast
1 lb Sweet Strawberries
50 oz. Purex
Kelloggs Raisin Bran
2 Lb. EZ Peel White Shrimp.
Fresh Foods Market Take and Bake 14” Pizza
8 oz. Sargento Cheese

Meal of the Week:
All of the Following for $10.99
1.7 lb. Harris Teeter Pork Loin Fillet
2 lb. Package HT Farmer’s Market Carrots
24 oz. Package Harris Teeter Mashed Potatoes
2 lb. bag HT Farmers Market Salad


Lowes Foods:
Suave Shampoo and Conditioner (When you sign up for e-offers)- $0.38/ea
Family Pack NY Strip Steaks-$6.77/lb
Boston Butt Pork Roast $0.99/lb
Milk $1.99/gal
Lowes Foods Sandwich $0.79
Gala Apples $0.99/lb
BOGO on the following:
Contessa Shrimp
Fresh Step Cat Litter
Cap’n Crunch Cereal
Pure and Natural Liquid Soap or Body Wash
Soft Soap liquid soap
Top Care Toothbrushes, Cotton Balls, Nail Polish Remover or Nasal Spray

Monday, September 21, 2009

Self Defense tips With Allen Branch

For more information about Krav Maga or the many other programs offered at Fitness One Training Systems visit http://www.myfitnessone.com/ or email Allen at trainer@myfitnessone.com.

Why learn self-defense?

Recent FBI Crime Reports found that
  • males are victimized at rates 22% higher than females.
  • Rape and sexual assault are the exception; females were raped at a rate about eight times that of males.
  • Males are more likely to be victimized by a stranger, females by someone they know.
    7 out of 10 sexual assault victims know their offender.
  • A woman who fights back gains an 86% chance of avoiding the rape and incurs little chance of additional injury. Most injuries occur before the woman starts fighting back.
  • Women using knives or guns in self defense were raped less than 1% of the time. (Kleck and Sayles, 1990)
  • Young people aged 12 - 24 are most often the victims of a violent crime.
  • Students age 12 through 18 were victims of about 186,000 serious violent crimes at school, and about 476,000 away from school. (1999)
  • Persons age 16 -19 are raped at 35 times that of persons age 50 - 64 and are twice as likely to be robbed as persons age 25 - 34.
  • Most homicide victims were young. In 1998, 63% of murder victims were under 35, and about 11% were under age 18.
  • Workplace violence accounted for 18% of all violent crime between 1993 to 1999.
  • At work or on duty, U.S. residents experienced over 1.7 million violent victimizations annually including 325,000 aggravated assaults, 36,500 rapes , 70,000 robberies, and 900 homicides.
  • Weapon use :
    In about 1 : 4 (26%) of violent crimes, a weapon was present.
    Offenders had weapons in 6% of rapes and 55% of robberies in 2000.
    Homicides are most often committed with handguns. In 1999, 65% of homicides were committed with guns, 13% with knives, 6% with blunt objects, and 16% with other weapons.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Ace that Interview!!

Are you going on a job interview in the near future? Are you ready?
The difference between getting a job (and not getting a job) is often the personal interview. Nerve-racking, sure, but it’s your chance to make a big impression. New York City career coach Frederick Ball, author of “Killer Interviews,” has some winning advice...How to ace an interview - six tips:
www.parade.com/news/2009/09/06-you-can-get-a-job-now.html?index=13

Thursday, September 17, 2009

CBC Day Retreats

This is a great opportunity to bless your favorite ministry worker or pastor! CBC Day Retreats offers:

  • A fun and complete mental and physical break from a day in the office
  • Gift certificates for anyone on your leadership staff
  • Full day events or outings for your whole administrative team
  • We cater to special requests for individuals, or couples you may be counseling

What They Provide:

  • Fun, recreation, and rejuvenation
  • A great day of encouragement, away from the constant scrutiny
  • All the equipment, hosting, and guidance necessary to facilitate the experience(s)
  • Mountain cabins and lakeside cottages for overnight stays

For more information, Contact Andy:

CBC Day Retreats

2152 Stoneridge Place

Winston-Salem, NC 27107

828.898.3093

info@cbcdayretreats.com

http://www.cbcdayretreats.com

Keeping Kids Safe on the Net

Thanks to Tim Morris for the great info about keeping our children safe online. Here are some links that he has shared with us for more information:

www.netsmartz.org
www.pcmag.com

To contact Tim, you can send him an email at tim@pronetdesigns.net

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tightwad Tuesday

Here are some of the best deals at the “Big 3” grocery stores this coming week. Prices are good w/ store card (MVP/VIC/Lowes) from 9/ 16-9/22/2009

Food Lion:
Mega Meat Sale!!!
Value Pack Boneless NY Strip Steaks-$4.99/lb
Split Chicken Breasts-$0.97/lb
Boneless Chuck Roast or Value Pack Steaks-$2.79/lb
Vacuum Pack Smithfield Ham-$0.99/lb
Smithfield Center Cut Ham Slices-50% off-$2.49/lb
Country Style Pork Ribs $1.37/lb.
Food Lion Ground Turkey $1.99
Food Lion Bologna-$0.99
16 oz Gwaltney Bacon-$2
12 OZ. Food Lion Turkey Bacon-$2.00
8 oz. Food Lion Baked Ham-BOGO
Food Lion Jumbo Shrimp 16 oz. Bag-BOGO
Ball Park Franks-BOGO
Also…
Premium On-The-Vine Tomatoes- $0.99/lb
Pepsi 12 Pack Cans-$4/10 –limit 4
Fresh Deli Ham $3.99/lb.
14-16 oz Quaker Cap’n Crunch BOGO ($1.60 ea)
Chips Ahoy-BOGO
Campbells Chunky Soup- 2/$3
56 oz. FL Ice Cream 2/$4
18 Double Rolls Angel Soft TP-$7.99
Tropicana Pure Premium OJ-2/$5

Lowes Foods:
T-Bone Steaks-$4.99/lb.
Split Chicken Breasts-$0.99/lb
King Crab Legs-$6.99/lb.

Buy 2 Get 3 Free on the Following Items:
64 oz. Old Orchard Juice
LFS Liquid Laundry Detergent (32 loads)
Pop Secret Popcorn
Newmans Own Coffee
PictSweet Seasoned Vegetables
Navel Oranges

BOGO on the Following Items:
Shady Brook Farms Ground Turkey
Carolina Pride Smoked Sausage
Jumbo Western Cantaloupes
Edy’s Ice Cream
Star’s Chicken Salad
Star’s Chicken and Dumplings
Palermo’s Pizza
Kellog’s Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies or Honey Smacks Cereal
Ruffle’s Potato Chips
Town House Crackers
Thomas’ Bagels
LFS Cheese Singles
LFS Paper Towels Big Roll
Bakery Kaiser Rolls
48 oz. Edy’s Ice Cream
LFS Paper Towels
21 lb. Fresh Step Cat Litter

Also…Sign Up for E-Offers From Lowes Foods and
get the following deals:

Doz. LFS large eggs $0.39
LFS Orange Juice 64oz. $0.99
LFS butter-me-nots biscuits $0.19
12 oz. LFS bacon- $0.99

Harris Teeter:
Triple Manufacturer Coupons up to $0.99
Limit 20 Per Household Per Day

Baby Back Ribs-BOGO
2.5 lb. IQF Chicken Breast-BOGO
Green Giant Canned Corn, Peas or Green Beans-Buy 2 Get 3 Free
Deli Oven Roasted Turkey Breast $3.99/lb
California Red and Green Seedless Grapes.$0.99/lb.
Hormel Bacon-BOGO
Harris Teeter Large Eggs - $0.97
Harris Teeter Bread- $0.97
Deli Made, Ready to Eat Foot Long Subs- $3.99 each
50 oz. Tide Detergent-$5.77

Meal of the Week…Must buy all of these items
to get deal:

$5.99 for the following:
16 oz. John Morrell Bistro Naturals Beef Franks
8 ct. Harris Teeter Hot Dog Buns
1 lb. Fresh Foods Market Homestyle Potato Salad
24 oz. HT Kosher Dill Spears
2 Liter HT Soda

I always new Kernersville was the Center of the Universe, Now It's Also Part of the Middle East!


You really need to check out this awesome festival this weekend. There is nothing else like it!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mama Wasn't Always Right? Say It Isn't So!

Check out this article from CNN.com:

Now that you have kids, you've probably realized that there was actually some sense behind all that advice your mother gave you.

There is a lot of sense behind some of mama's advice, but other adages are not quite right.

Maybe you can thank her for your perfect posture (even though it took 4,567 reminders to stand up straight) or for insisting on all those family dinners. Then again, some things need not be passed down to yet another generation. Take a look.

Mama always said: Eat more! Kids are starving!
That's true, but probably not in your house. The clean-plate club isn't where it's at anymore. It's important to give kids the chance to stop eating based on appetite, instead of external cues like an empty bowl, says Marilyn Tanner-Blasiar, a pediatric dietitian at Washington University School of Medicine. It helps them stay attuned to their feelings of satiety.

When they lose that connection, the risk of becoming overweight goes up. But moms wouldn't be moms if they didn't worry about their kids' food. It's never going to be easy to let go, but if you give them healthy options and allow them to eat when they're hungry and stop when they're full, the rest will take care of itself.

Mama always said: Don't sit so close to the TV -- you'll ruin your eyes
Actually, you won't, and neither will your kids. According to the American Optometric Association, children can't harm their eyes by sitting with their noses practically pressed against the flat-screen. Watching close-up, however, may cause eyestrain, which can lead to headaches, says Dr. Vincent Iannelli, a Dallas, Texas, pediatrician.

Eyestrain doesn't worsen vision, but it's not comfortable, either. For healthier viewing, remind your children not to watch in total darkness -- the sharp contrast between the room and the TV can worsen strain -- and have them plop down about ten feet away. But if you have a child who's always sitting really close, she may be having a hard time seeing. Ask her to scooch to a more normal distance, and if she can't see the screen clearly, get her eyes checked.

Mama always said: Don't read in the dark
Smart thinking. Just as watching TV in a black void can cause eyestrain, so it goes with reading in low light, says Cathy Doty, a pediatric optometrist in New Bern, North Carolina. And if kids keep it up for long periods (like your voracious reader, who sneaks in extra chapters with a flashlight under the covers), it can lead to intermittent blurred vision and headaches.
All of these symptoms resolve with rest, but this behavior can speed the onset of nearsightedness in kids who are genetically predisposed, says Doty. To protect their peepers, make sure kids have at least 60 watts of light to read under and encourage them to keep books (and computer screens) at arm's length and to take frequent breaks.

Mama always said: Don't frown, you'll get wrinkles
Yep, you might. Furrowing your brow millions of times over your life can leave a line or two eventually. So can laughing. There's no way to avoid it, nor any reason to try.
Our facial muscles move to express emotion. And without those muscles, we couldn't eat, drink, smile, or kiss. The best way to help protect your kids' future faces and skin from head to toe? Load them up with SPF and keep on encouraging all the healthy stuff you already do: Try a vegetable. Run outside and play. And most of all, have fun!

Mama always said: Sit up straight
Good one, Nana. Slumping over puts major pressure on the neck, shoulders, and back, not to mention that it keeps the lungs from completely filling. But constantly scolding kids to correct their posture is frustrating. Instead, try to keep your kids active, says Patrice Winter, a physical therapist and assistant professor at George Mason University. It will give their muscles the strength needed to maintain alignment -- without nagging!

Mama always said: That music is too loud
It probably is. If you have a kid who goes nowhere without her iPod, there's a good chance she's rocking her way to some hearing loss later, says Dr. Craig Derkay, professor of otolaryngology and pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School. If she likes her tunes loud, ask her to take a break every 20 minutes or so. You can also consider springing for noise-canceling headphones: They drown out background sounds, so she'll be less tempted to turn it up.

Mama always said: We're having dinner together because that's what families do
She was onto something. Kids are more likely to eat a balanced meal when the family dines together, says Kathleen Burklow, a clinical psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio. And it's an all-around great way to connect. Don't stress if you can't do it every night (who can?); instead, make the most of the time you have.

If you always get the same one-word responses, have the kids ask you questions about your day. Or come up with a few very specific questions for everyone to answer, like what made you laugh today? What was the nicest thing someone did for you today? What was the nicest thing you did? You might be surprised at how much you actually hear.

Mama always said: Eat your breakfast
Pass it down. There is no doubt that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Studies have proven that children who eat an a.m. meal perform better in school. Plus, many breakfast foods are excellent sources of calcium, iron, and fiber, all of which tend to be lacking in many children's diets. If your kids are picky breakfast eaters, have them grab a handful of raisins, some dry cereal, or even some leftover pizza to nibble on when they're ready.

Mama always said: Put on a coat, you'll catch a cold
The only thing your kid is likely to get from being outside in the cold is... cold. "When I was growing up, my grandmother insisted I bundle up in even slightly cold weather because 'getting cold could make you sick,'" says Sue Stevens of Arlington, Texas. "I knew from my school health class that she was wrong and that germs make you sick. I let my own son play in the rain, sleep under a ceiling fan, and play soccer in short pants in freezing weather. He never had colds afterward!" That's because only cold and flu viruses cause those illnesses.

There is some research that suggests that prolonged exposure to chilly temps may dampen the immune system because it puts a strain on the body. But that's not the same as making you sick. So if your kid wants to tough out the chilly season in his skimpy but oh-so-hip hoodie, save yourself the fight. Let him!