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TEEN ACTIVITIES KICK OFF THIS SUMMER WITH SKATEPARK

A new activity for teens is coming to Winston-Salem on Friday nights this summer.

The City has partnered with several organizations, most notably Forsyth Technical Community College in holding five events at the Winston Salem Fairgrounds known as “Fairground Fridays” which will include live music, concessions, giveaways and a portable skate park inside the education building. The event will be held June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25 and August from 7-10 pm.

The skatepark itself will be open throughout the summer from June 27 to August 1 and will be open 2pm-8pm Sun- Thurs, 2pm to 10pm Fri-Sat and 2pm-8pm on Sundays.

Director of the parks and recreation department Tim Grant said he encourages people of all ages to attend the event.

“It will be a nice atmosphere for teens and even adults to come out,” he said.

“If you want to come out and listen to music you’ll have a good time there.”

Grant said he thinks it is important for the city to branch out and think outside the box in planning it’s youth activities.

There is currently a city ordinance that bans skateboarding and rollerblading within the central business district.

In addition to Fairground Fridays, the city will also hold teen nights for teens ages 13-16 beginning Friday and happening each subsequent Friday except July.

They will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 14 th Street Community Center and Polo Park Community Center. Activities will feature a variety of video games, open gym play and an area for socializing.

NEW BUSINESSES TO OPEN ON BROOKSTOWN

Three new businesses will open Sunday at 301 Brookstown Avenue in Winston-Salem. According to a press release, there will be a grand opening celebration Sunday from 12-4pm.

The revitalization of the building was started in 2010 with the opening of Alkali Hair Studio and was followed by a number of other businesses, which did not stay very long.

Twin City Hive is a neighborhood coffee shop which features award winning artisanal chocolates and baked goods by Haute Chocolate as well as the top rated Segway tours of downtown provided by Revolution Gliding Tours. It features North Carolina roasted coffees, locally blended teas, rotating space for local artists, and uniquely curated gift items from local vendors.

Di Lisio’s Italian restaurant owned by Tony and Maria Di Lisio is quickly becoming everyone’s favorite little Italian place to eat. Enjoy a delicious authentic Italian meal made by owner and chef Tony Di Lisio, a native of Naples, Italy. A newly extended Italian wine menu can also be enjoyed with your meal either on the relaxing outdoor patio or in the quaint dining room.

wholePET is a holistic, upscale pet boutique currently located on Country Club Rd. in the Gordon Manor area of Winston-Salem. The owners are excited to announce that they will be relocating the boutique to the Brookstown Centre in August. This section of the city, which contains many historic buildings, has seen an influx in economic development in the last two years, said Bonnie Delar of East Coast Capital, LLC.

“It’s kind of downtown but it’s not,” she said.

Delar added that the building was once home to the Unicorn Shoppe and Mary’s Diner before they moved to Trade Street.

MOSAIC FESTIVAL SUMMER NIGHTS SERIES KICKS OFF JUNE 25

The Mosaic Festival, hosted by CWS Greensboro Immigration & Refugee Program, kicks off on June 25 with the fi rst in its Summer Nights Series celebrating the cultures of Asia. This free outdoor event will feature home cooks from Greensboro’s refugee communities including food booths from Burma, Bhutan, Vietnam and more! Greensboro’s Ethnosh will also be featuring this event as one of its community “NoshUps.”

Summer Nights are held on the 4th Wednesdays from 5:30 – 9:00 pm June – September, Greensboro Railyard (106 Barnhardt St.)

Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase at the event with all proceeds going to support local programming for newly arrived refugees. Please bring cash for food, drink and craft purchases. !

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