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Favorite #150: Barn Quilts

Love and Beauty on a Barn I’ve known Adele Goodman for a number of years, having met her through the Mt Ulla Historic Preservation Society (MUHPS). During the years that MUHPS has been in existence projects like the promotion of … Continue reading

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Favorite #149: Lessons Learned from Children

Enjoying Life as It Comes Most everyone looks forward to the lazy-hazy days of summer. Visions of picnics, strolls in the park, swimming parties and vacations all seem to be forefront on our minds. As you can see in the … Continue reading

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Favorite #148: Dogs and Good Books

Dogs Like Good Books, Too. In my search for a favorite person, place or thing each week, I never know where that search will take me. Sometimes it’s to a beautiful place on the way to somewhere else and sometimes it’s as … Continue reading

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Favorite #147: The Fourth of July: The Spirit of America

A Day of Celebration and Fun While there’s no doubt the Fourth of July is a special holiday for Americans, it’s unfortunate many don’t understand the reason why. Do you? Several years ago during a children’s sermon at Franklin Baptist … Continue reading

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Favorite#146: Entrepreneur, Tara Safrit

Tara, pampering her mom, Betsy Safrit, with Arbonne. A Bright Future Ahead Tara Safrit graduated this past May with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. Looking to pay off student loans, she hoped to find work after graduation to … Continue reading

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Favorite #145: Mark Rockwell’s Tribute to his Dad

Love and Respect for a Dad Mark Rockwell and I became colleagues when he began teaching fourth grade at Mt Ulla Elementary School fifteen years ago. I was the music teacher at the time. After retiring, I lost contact with Mark … Continue reading

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Favorite #144: PostNet (Winston-Salem)

Service with a Smile While many people dream of owning a business some day, not everyone is lucky enough to see that dream come true. I was excited to learn my friends, Jeanette and Jennings Nelson along with their son Jason, made their dream … Continue reading

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Favorite #143: Mt Ulla Elementary School EBOB Team

Working Together Each year the North Carolina School Library Media Assocation sponsors a competition giving elementary school students the opportunity to test their knowledge of books. All 4th and 5th grade students are elegible to participate in what is known as … Continue reading

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Favorite #141: Glenn Sherrill: Dog Trainer, Friend

Hopes, Dreams and Visions Glenn Sherrill and I were colleagues during the years I taught music in the Rowan-Salisbury Schools in Salisbury, NC. After meeting Glenn, it didn’t take long until I discovered he not only had a passion for music, but also … Continue reading

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Favorite #140: Carolinas Writing Workshop

Writing, Networking and Fun As a writer it’s always refreshing and fun to spend time with other writers, networking and sharing ideas. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the 2015 Carolinas Writing Workshop in Charlotte, NC, with Chuck Sambuchino as the presenter. The … Continue reading

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