Hoots Beer Co. Celebrates Four Years

Hoots Beer Co. Celebrates Four Years By Timothy G. Beeman II If you’ve stepped foot on the property at the West End Millworks in the West End of Winston-Salem in the last 4 years, then you are already aware of Hoots Beer Co. Hoots Beer Co. was developed by friends Eric Swaim and Eric Weyer, both who grew up in Winston Salem. With co-founder Ralph Pritts, they hand built the bar and brewery with salvaged materials and help from their friends. Having a background in music and playing in touring bands, the guys put their small business know-how and ability
Continue Reading

Meridian Celebrates Seafood 10 Years and Counting

Meridian Celebrates Seafood 10 Years and Counting In 2007, Mark Grohman looked around the area his restaurant, Meridian Restaurant, was located and realized there was something missing. What this town needed was a food festival. How about a seafood festival? There was nothing like that around. Before the food truck extravaganza on Burke Street, before the hot sauce culinary showcase, there was the Meridian Seafood Festival. The event, which is the 10th Annual, coincides with this year being Meridian’s tenth year in business and will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017, from noon until 10 pm. In addition to
Continue Reading

American Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition (Celebrating 150th Anniversary)

American Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition (Celebrating 150th Anniversary) May 12th – July 15th The American Watercolor Society, based in New York City, is one of the oldest and most prestigious art societies in the world. Indeed, election to the Society as a Signature Member is one of the most sought-after honors in the painting world. AWS Membership comprises many of the greatest names in painting throughout the Society’s history and includes (to name drop a few) the American impressionist Childe Hassam, regionalists Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield, plus virtually every member of the important “California School” of watercolorists, and everyone
Continue Reading

Eclection in Kernersville features local artists: Jodie Crandall… Jewelry Artist/Philosopher

Eclection in Kernersville features local artists: Jodie Crandall… Jewelry Artist/Philosopher By Gary Jacques Jodie Crandall, a jewelry artist for 4 ½ years with a wonderful life philosophy, has found her niche at Eclection in Kernersville. Jodie started working with individual jewelry by learning about vintage designers. “It’s engaging to put historical things together.” Crandall is originally from Michigan and came to North Carolina with her family.  She bought and owned a restaurant that closed in 2008.  Jodie was a manager at Green Valley Grill in Greensboro. She also had a successful career in fund development in the non-profit sector. The mother
Continue Reading