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Dec. 27, 2017

Our Featured Homes December 2017

Posted in Buying a Home
Dec. 18, 2017

Newsom Home Post December 2017 Edition

Click here to read the December issue of the Newsom Home Post.

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to my Clemmons community and everyone.  I hope the season is filled with warmth, friends, family and the making of some new wonderful memories! Take a breather from the holiday hustle and bustle and enjoy the December edition of the Newsom Home Post. This month, the front page story fills you in on the Tanglewood Festival of Lights, a truly beautiful event in our area. Look to page 8 for an easy and yummy recipe for Christmas Kringle, a great way to start your Christmas morning. Also, read about the latest in smart appliances for your home. Do you want to be unique in your holiday gift giving? Read about unique decor gift tips.  As always, we thoroughly enjoy putting this newspaper together for our you! We appreciate your interest and ENJOY!


Posted in Real Estate News
Dec. 13, 2017

Join Us For These Local Events

 A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens | Adapted by Preston Lane

Ebenezer Scrooge’s last chance is one night and three spirits. It’s a life-changing ride through past, present and future as he learns what it means to be human. Triad Stage brings Dickens’ classic story to life in a dazzling production brimming with bold acting, daring design and spine-tingling special effects. Returning for the 5th year to The Hanesbrands Theatre, A Christmas Carol is a ghostly tale of Yuletide cheer, gracious redemption and heart-warming hope for the whole family.

Visit http://triadstage.org for times and ticket info.

 

 Noon year’s eve

Date: 12/30 • Time: 10:00a - 1:00p • All Ages Welcome

Greensboro Children’s Museum

Join Us For Rocking Noon Year’s Eve! Live Music by Nathan Ryan Band • Dance Zone with The Dance Project, Inc. • Face Painting • Photo Booth • Karaoke • Rocking Hair & Tattoos • Apple Juice Toast. The Museum will be open until 5:00 p.m. Price: GCM Members: Free| Nonmembers: $10 Fee for this event is admission to the Greensboro Children’s Museum. All Rocking Noon Year’s Eve activities are included for all museum guests that day.

Info: 336.574.2898 or jharrelson@gcmuseum.com.

Posted in Community News
Dec. 11, 2017

Greeting the Season with Tanglewood Festival of Lights

 

Discover holiday cheer at Tanglewood Festival of Lights in Clemmons! Ringing in their 26th anniversary, this beloved local tradition transforms Tanglewood Park’s beautiful greenery into a glittering winter wonderland, filled with LED lights and animated scenes. Featuring 100 festive displays, visitors are invited to drive their vehicles through this magnificent, 5-mile long route and watch with glee as over a million lights twinkle above them.

Attracting more than 250,000 visitors each year, the popularity of the Festival of Lights continues to grow. Since it first opened in 1992, this event has earned an outstanding reputation as North Carolina’s biggest and brightest light show. With new displays added every year, Tanglewood’s wintertime festival keeps the magic alive by providing family-friendly attractions, special events, and a charming gift shop.

 

                    Holiday Fun and Special Events for Everyone

Beyond its dazzling light show, the Tanglewood Festival of Lights also offers wintertime attractions and holiday-themed events for all ages. Midway through the route, visitors can drive up to Gift Village, the festival’s beloved gift shop. Housed inside a restored red barn, guests can discover crafts, gifts, and other goods made by some of North Carolina’s most talented artisans. Also located at Gift Village is S’moresville, where you can roast marshmallows to create delicious s’mores treats. Other popular on-site activities include:

   Carriage and Hay Rides: Visitors are invited to enjoy a three-person sleigh ride in a traditional carriage or climb aboard a hayride with their group of up to 25 guests. Reserve in advance to enjoy these delightful alternative ways to experience Tanglewood’s light show.

   Running of the Lights: Start 2018 with a bang by competing in a New Year’s Eve race around Tanglewood Park! Scheduled just before midnight on December 31st, cont estants can run either a 1.75-mile or 5K track through the lights. To register online, visit runningofthelights.com.

   Meet and Greet with Santa: Bring your little ones to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus every evening starting at 6 p.m. After taking a photo together, kids can head over to the Gift Village and write their Christmas wishlists for Old Saint Nick!

 

Admission

Located at 4061 Clemmons Road, Tanglewood Park’s Festival of Lights begins on Friday, November 17th and runs until Monday, January 1st. Opening hours are between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., except on New Year’s Eve when the show closes at 10 p.m. Tickets fees can be paid in cash and with Visa or MasterCard. Daily admission rates are $15 for families (cars, vans, and trucks), $35 for commercial groups (vans, limos, minibusses), and $100 for large groups arriving in a bus or motor coach.

Please visit www.forsyth.cc/parks/tanglewood/fol for additional information, or call 1-336-703-6400 to speak to a member of the Tanglewood staff.    

Posted in Community News
Nov. 28, 2017

Our Featured Homes November 2017

Posted in Buying a Home
Nov. 21, 2017

Newsom Home Post November Edition

 

Click Here to Read the November Edition of the Newsom Home Post

  Clemmons, November and the holiday season are here.  Allow me to be the first to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Take a break with a cup of coffee or a pumpkin-spiced something and enjoy the November edition of the Newsom Home Post. This month, the front page story fills you in on some of the great events in Old Salem and Winston-Salem. Read about our farmer's markets and the advantages of eating local. Also, read about the Daunting Down Payment when purchasing a home. Do you want a smart Home? Read about 5 ways you can get the ball rolling.  As always, we thoroughly enjoy putting this newspaper together for our you! We appreciate your interest and ENJOY!

Posted in Real Estate News
Nov. 14, 2017

Farmer’s Markets in the Area Make Eating Locally Grown Food Convenient

     Eating locally-grown food matters. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, local food sales in the United States increased three times over from 1992 to 2007. What explains this increase in popularity? For one, locally-purchased food supports jobs in our community, enriching our local economy. Consumers also get fresher, higher quality food, and buyers can also get to know the local farmers who grow their food and gain a better understanding of how their food is produced.

     Luckily, our area has so many options for buying locally-produced food. These four local produce shops and farmers’ markets give Clemmons residents the opportunity to purchase fresh, seasonal produce at reasonable prices. Even though some of the local farmers’ markets close after the fall season, all of our choices are within a short drive of Clemmons and are open year-round.

     The Fairgrounds Farmers Market (located at 421 27th Street Northwest) in Winston-Salem is open every Saturday throughout the year from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. Vendors bring beautiful flowers, fresh produce, homemade baked goods, delicious honey, and more to sell at the market. Both “growers” (farmers) and “crafters” set up shop at this vendor-driven marketplace.

Posted in Community News
Nov. 7, 2017

The Best Events in Old Salem and Winston-Salem in November

 

     The weather may be cooling down, but you can stay active this fall by attending some of the fantastic events in Old Salem and Winston-Salem this November. Here are five of our favorites to help you usher in this holiday season.

     Old Salem is particularly beautiful in the winter, so there’s no better time to learn more about this beautiful town. Take a Self-Guided Holiday Tour, offered November 14th through December 31st! To begin your self-guided tour of Old Salem, stop by the Old Salem Visitor Center (located at 900 Old Salem Road), where you can watch an orientation video about this historic town.

     On November 16th, check out the delicious 8th Annual Taste of the South in support of a good cause: the Just Us program, a writing and filmmaking nonprofit for teenagers. In addition to food, the night will feature live music, drinks, and a silent auction. Tickets to the event are $60 in advance or $70 at the door and include one drink ticket and access to all food. The Taste of the South event will be held at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, located at 251 North Spruce Street in Winston-Salem.

     Explore Old Salem on a Candlelight Tour: “Putzing” through Salem, offered on November 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th, as well as December 1st and 2nd. This one-of-a-kind tour allows guests explore the decorated streets of this historic town by candlelight; you’ll even get to make your own pottery and Christmas decorations. Tickets to the tour are $50, and space is limited. Be sure to reserve your space on the tour by calling 1-800-441-5305.

     Celebrate the holiday season with a Candle Tea at the Brothers’ House, located at 529 Church Street South in Winston-Salem. This popular historical retelling of Christmases past gives attendees a chance to sing carols with an antique organ, eat traditional Moravian sugar cake, and watch demonstrations by beeswax candlemakers. Admission tickets cost $5; the event takes place on November 30th and December 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, and 9th.

     On November 25th and 26th, start the Christmas season early with the Winston Salem Symphony’s pop symphony concert, “Carolina Christmas.” This talented symphony will perform holiday favorites and carols at the Stevens Center at the UNC School of the Arts, located at 405 West Fourth Street in Winston-Salem. On Saturday, the concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, it begins at 2 p.m. Be sure to purchase your tickets early, since tickets sell out fast for this popular show every year.

Posted in Community News
Nov. 2, 2017

Creating Your Dream Bedroom with a Customized Upholstered Headboard

Dreaming of a new headboard? Here's how to Do It Yourself!

A headboard can be the centerpiece that brings your whole bedroom together. If you’re looking for an elegant upholstered headboard, though, you’ll probably have to spend a lot of money — some of the nicest upholstered headboards can cost thousands! The best way to get the perfect headboard without paying more than your actual bed is to do it yourself. And it isn’t even that difficult! Just check out the following guide:

 

Custom Upholstered Headboard (adapted
from HGTV)

Supplies:

  • 3 sheets of ½-inch plywood
  • 4 1x4 ft. boards
  • 2 2x4 ft. boards
  • 4 sheets of 24-inch x 84-inch foam
  • 6 yards of 90-inch wide batting
  • 6 yards of 54-inch wide fabric
  • 50 1 and 1/4-inch screws
  • 800 nails (decorative)

Tools:

  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Iron
  • Fabric scissors and glue
  • Fabric pen
  • Construction adhesive

Steps:

  1. Measure from your baseboard to your ceiling. Add 12 inches to your measurement to cut fabric panels for your headboard. Cut two of these.
  2. Place the panels on top of one another with the ride sides together. Pin the seams. Sew the edges of each side of the fabric to create one long piece of fabric.
  3. Find the center of one length of fabric. Cut along this center to create two side panels. Iron the seams on the back of the fabric.
  4. Use your height measurement again to cut the plywood and boards to size. Attach the 1x4 ft. boards to the plywood with screws in a square shape.
  5. Cut your sheets of foam to fit tightly within the plywood. The foam should not overlap onto the 1x4s.
  6. Cover the foam with batting. You should have at least two inches of extra batting on all sides of the headboard.
  7. Place your fabric panel over the batting. Make sure you have four inches of extra fabric on all sides.
  8. Secure the fabric and batting underneath the headboard frame by hammering a nail every six inches while keeping the fabric tight. You can use the fabric marker to keep your nail line straight. Continue hammering until you have a border.
  9. Glue the fabric onto the top and side of the wood frame. To make corners, fold the fabric under, and hammer the nail trim to the edge of the frame to secure it.
  10. Use the stable gun to staple the fabric and batting to the top and bottom of the headboard. Do not staple the visible edges.
  11. On the back of the headboard, trim off excess fabric, and staple what remains to the wooden headboard.
  12. Finally, attach your headboard to the wall using construction adhesive. Using the two 2x4s and plywood against the headboard, let the glue dry for 48 hours.

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Posted in Community News
Oct. 27, 2017

Our Featured Homes

Two Beautiful Homes:

Check out these two beautiful homes in the Clemmons and Mocksville areas!

 

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Do you receive the Newsom Homes Post? It's a newspaper I publish with the same local information above, plus articles about decorating, home improvement, and more. If you live outside my circulation, you can subscribe here for free. You can also subscribe to my emails for more neighborhood information, real-time. 

I've sold hundreds of homes locally, and know the area like the back of my hand. If you would like data about Clemmons or Winston neighborhoods, schools, taxes, or any other factors affecting current real estate market conditions, feel free to contact me here.

 

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