Browsing Archive: October, 2011

Grassy Creek Vineyard and The HoldUp

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, October 30, 2011, In : Live Entertainment 

Saturday, October 29th, at Grassy Creek Winery was probably the most fun I've had in the Elkin area in months.  The HoldUp is from the Winston-Salem area, and you can tell they love to play and entertain the crowd.

The crowd loved them too...everyone was dancing to the music, and there was a great selection of songs played...

Even the little ones enjoyed the evening out on the town!

Heaters and fire pits were set up to keep everyone nice and warm....

This bonfire was my favorite...because this is...
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Yadkin Valley Rotary Club Chili Cookoff Contest

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, October 23, 2011, In : Civic Organizations 

The Yadkin Valley Rotary Club, meets each Wednesday (7:45am) at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott in Elkin. Tonight however, was a get-together that was just for fun and family.

Everyone joined together and enjoyed an evening of food, fun, and even a swim in the heated pool if they were up for it!

Tonight was a blind chili contest...8 entries were brought along with lots of other great side dishes and desserts...and everyone had to taste and vote on the best bowl of chili. The winner won...
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Carolina Heritage Winery and Vineyard

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, October 23, 2011, In : Wineries 

Saturday afternoon, the weather was perfect for an outing to Carolina Heritage for their Bluegrass Jam. 

Only a few musicians were able to make it out today, but they were jammin and have a great time, just the same.

This fabulous winery is the only organic winery in the Southeast...did you know that?
Carolina Heritage is always open weekends, but if you want to come out during the week, all you have to do is give them a call, and they'll be happy to open the doors for a tasting.  Call (336) 36...
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McRitchie Winery and the Fortunate Sons/US Marine's Semper Fi Fund

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, October 22, 2011,

Friday the 21st, was the perfect afternoon at McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks 
for hosting a stop-over for the 1000-mile North Carolina "Mountains to the Sea"
trail hike and fundraiser by the Fortunate Sons...learn more on their site
Patricia McRitchie said she and Sean are both from military families (Army and Navy) and are happy to be able to participate and give back in some way. Their winery is located directly on the trail, and they are hoping that each year th...
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Fiddles Pub and Time Sawyer

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, October 22, 2011, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 

Friday night was a terrific night for great live entertainment
in Elkin.  Time Sawyer played at Fiddles from 7-9pm and
they sounded so good and played a wonderful mix of songs.
Cozy seating at the bar makes it easy to stay all night!

It's also family oriented, so there is no excuse not to 
come on down and enjoy a night out with entertainment. 
Tomorrow night (Saturday) is Luke Mears and his guitar.

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Foothills Arts Council's "pumkinSEED" exhibit

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, October 22, 2011, In : Foothills Arts Council 
Friday night, October 21 was the opening of the "pumpkinSEED" art show 
from the SEED Gallery in Winston-Salem that consists of artists who 
put on monthly shows "planting the seed of art" throughout the community.

This is a 2009 photo from their website.
Tonight was filled with fun and a unique collection of art,
great music, costumes and candy.

Everyone enjoyed the evening of conversation...

and were entertained by the fabulous Wendy Wooten (you
missed a 
great evening of music if you weren't here)....
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5th Annual Benny Parsons "Race Against Hunger" Golf Tournament

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, In : Golf 
Today at Cedarbrook was yet another terrific fundraiser for the
community, and was hosted by Lowes Foods and JustSave
Foods. All proceeds went to Friends Feeding Friends Food

Some attempted to bid on great prizes with a silent auction.

Everyone had lunch before the tournament began.

The guys from Victory Toyota in North Wilkesboro say they
come out every year to support the cause, and also brought
along the Toyota for the winner of the Hole-in-One Contest.

As the golfer head out, they pass the...
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Elkin Jaycees meet-up at Slightly Askew

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Monday, October 17, 2011, In : Civic Organizations 

Civic organization, Elkin Jaycees (est. 1942) has 35 members 21 to 40
years of age, who are involved with our community in many ways...did you
know our annual 4th of July Celebration at Elkin Municipal Park is sponsored
by the Jaycees?

better leaders and professionals through community service 
projects, fundraisers and more, this group meets the 1st and 3rd Monday

of each month off of Poplar Springs Road, and are always looking for new
young professionals to join in the fun. 

The Jaycees ar...

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Fiddles Pub, Downtown Elkin

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, October 16, 2011, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 

This past Friday night, the Porch Dog Revival played at Fiddles
to a full house, and as always, played and entertained the crowd
all night long.  It was a great evening, and the place was hoppin' !
Saturday night, the Parker-Brinegar Duo (above) played smooth sounds 
on the bass, guitar and keyboards, for a great mix and variety of
music this weekend.  Thanks to Fiddles Pub for allowing the next
generation of Elkin talent to expand their venues and experiences...
and hopefully 
we'll be seeing more b...
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Benny Parsons Racing Museum Race Against Hunger Golf Tournament

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Saturday, October 15, 2011, In : Golf 
Just a reminder...This Tuesday, October 18th is the Benny Parson's Golf Tournament and Fund Raiser, with all proceeds going to Friends Feeding Friends Food Drive.  This event is at Cedarbrook Country Club and is hosted by Lowes Foods. It was originally scheduled for October 11th, and was postponed until this week. Come out to play or just might see your favorite old-time NASCAR drivers playing!
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Brushy Mountain Winery 5th Anniversary, Saturday, October 8th from 12-6pm

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, October 7, 2011, In : Wineries 

Celebrate Sweets for the Sweet, celebrated Brushy Mountain's 5th
Anniversary in Downtown Elkin. Now available once again, their "Sweet Lou" wine
was paired with sweets (like their fantastic Raspberry Wine Cake) for tastings.

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Grassy Creek Vineyard, Saturday October 8th 6-9pm

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, October 7, 2011, In : Wineries 

Harvest Celebration and 2010 Reisling Release...
was from 6-9pm with Martha Bassett (back by popular
demand) with her band.

The guests are greeted with a taste of their new Riesling.

The band was terrific and Martha Bassett has a beautiful voice,
word is they may be working on a Christmas album...

Fire pits and tiki torches filled the front lawn of the winery...

Everyone enjoyed Jamaican pork skewers, black bean soup, butternut 
squash soup, harvest salad, pimento cheese, bread and other treats...

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Fiddles Pub, downtown Elkin - Live Music

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, October 7, 2011, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 

This Friday, RG Absher and Julian Charles played a variety 
of instruments to Celtic and Irish tunes.

Owner Jack Mantero hosts an evening of good food and 
festive music to a full house.
Saturday, Phil Harris will play the keyboard.
For more information and times, please call 
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Thirsty Thursday at Slightly Askew

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, October 7, 2011, In : Wineries 

Slightly Askew was decorated festively for fall during
Thirsty Thursday night, which was from 6-9pm.

The weather was so nice, most gathered on the deck to 
enjoy their wine.

There was also food to nibble on and the chance to enjoy a 
fun night outside with friends before the weather turns cold.
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Neighbors/WIFM Fund Raiser at Cedarbrook benefiting the Elkin Rescue Squad

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Friday, October 7, 2011, In : Golf 

Another full day event at Cedarbrook, as Tournament Chairman Gary York 
conducted an extremely successful fundraiser for the Elkin Rescue Squad.

Zim gives his morning speech to all and thanks everyone 
participating in this great cause. 

Elkin Rescue Squad does not automatically get state funds to 
help with the expenses of new 
vehicles, equipment and buildings, and
are extremely grateful 
for this benefit and to those who participated.

The carts head out in the 8:00am start.

These two seem ready for ...
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Cycle North Carolina, Sunday, October 2nd, 7:30-9:30am

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, In : State-wide Event 

Ready for action with comfy back rests!

Late risers and other cyclists begin packing up...

A stop at the "bike doctor" before they begin with a final 

Cyclists heading off for their first 65-mile day to Mayodan.

The last of the cyclists say goodbye....

Thanks for coming to Elkin...we enjoyed having you and
hope to see you again! Safe travels...

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Cycle North Carolina, Sunday, October 2nd, 6am....

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, In : State-wide Event 

Dark and chilly, but they slowly awake...

only a few come out to eat at first...

Elkin BSA Scout Troop 648 and State Road BSA Troop
654 are ready with breakfast food and drinks...
One happy scout...they're used to "early to rise" you know...

These girls are ready for the challenge...with a smile!...

Making friends and good spirits filled the morning air...

Even though it was chilly and breezy...cozy hats and hot
coffee helped get the morning underway...
along with a hot breakfast!

Pajamas and flip fl...
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Fiddles Pub, downtown Elkin

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Monday, October 3, 2011, In : Historic Downtown Elkin 
Fiddles Pub is now open! Guinness on tap with many specialty beers and wines. Flat Screen TV for sporting events, family friendly...come down and enjoy live music and great food. Also have outside deck and plenty of parking in the back. Open 7 days a week from 11-10:30pm. Be sure to "like us" on Facebook!
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Cycle North Carolina, Saturday, October 1st

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, October 2, 2011, In : State-wide Event 

The stores were decorated with signs to welcome them...

and they came one by one to Elkin Park and made camp.

The cyclists were all over town on bikes and buses and
it was great to see everyone enjoying the streets of Elkin.

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Masterpiece Party at the Foothills Arts Council

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, October 2, 2011, In : Foothills Arts Council 

Waiting for everyone to arrive at the artist studio upstairs, 
food and music is ready too!

Caitlin creating a masterpiece...her final piece looked like
a Gaugin and VanGogh combined!

Everyone worked so hard...many had never painted before!

Jane's first painting....ever!

Jennifer had a "Mom's night out"!

Bobbie proves you are never to "young" to try...

Everyone had their own personal and unique style!

Love the tree trunks...

Suzanne and Frank didn't compare each other's painting until
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Friday Night Homecoming Game Night

Posted by Laura Gaylord on Sunday, October 2, 2011, In : Elkin High School 

The Homecoming Court get ready to enter the field

The Elkin High School Color Guard and Band put on a great performance 
 during half time and played "My Girl" for the crowd. Homecoming 

Queen was Laura Burgess, and Homecoming King was Ben Osborne.

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