Nature Rocks Program Receives National Grant at the North Carolina Zoo

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has bestowed a “Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium” grant to the North Carolina Zoo for its Nature Rocks program. This is the third consecutive grant awarded to this program, which is a part of Kidzone’s nature play mission. Nature Rocks leads monthly nature hikes, camping events and, now, on-site Playful Pedagogy training for teachers and caregivers. The North Carolina Zoo works with community partners such as the Randolph County Partnership for Children, the Dream Center, the Growing Place, and the…

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Best Flooring Options with Pets

If you’re a pet lover, you know that your four-legged friends can wreak havoc on your home, especially when they are young. You’ve also probably noticed that your floors take the brunt of the abuse, even though it isn’t intentional. The good news is you can mitigate some or most of the damage your animal friends cause by choosing the right type of flooring. For most, this usually becomes an option only after the damage is done. If you are at the point of replacing pet-damaged flooring, below is a…

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What is Blepharoplasty?

A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is surgery to remove excess skin and fat from the upper or lower eyelids. This procedure restores the area around the eyes and improves peripheral vision. We all have fat around our eyes to protect the eyeball in case of trauma. This fat “cushions the blow” and is not something that can be lost with diet. As we age the skin around the eyes stretches and loses its elastic ability. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows,…

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Date Night – Michael & Heather Martin

How did you meet? Michael: While moving from Nebraska down to the Kansas City area 12 years ago I kept seeing a salon billboard on i-29 and would radio over my friend in the other truck that someday I will have a wife like the person on the billboard. At that time I was heavily involved in the muscle car part and trade so it took us about 20 trips and he would say, “Here comes your billboard wife”. Then, about a year later, I was standing in the middle…

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Grinz Orthodontics – Where Confidence Beginz with a Smile

Greensboro Orthodontist

Dr. Richard Ziehmer grew up in Tucson, Arizona. It was during a routine visit to his family dentist as a junior at the University of Arizona at Tucson that he realized that’s what he wanted to do. That summer, he job shadowed his dentist, and that fall he began focusing on courses that would help him prepare for dental school. He attended dental school at Indiana University and graduated in 2003. He began his orthodontic training at St. Louis University’s Center for Advanced Dental Education, graduating in December, 2005 with…

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Hamilton’s Steakhouse Opens in Asheboro

Hamilton’s Steakhouse held a soft opening on November 2nd, 3rd & 4th, before they opened to the public on November 8th. They used the opportunity to fine tune things so when you visit the restaurant, you will have an unforgettable experience. We arrived at 7 pm, and it appeared that many people had the same idea. There was a bit of a wait, but the friendly hostess took my phone number and I was able to go down the street to Lumina Wine & Beer and enjoy a wine while…

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The Painted Batter Opens in Asheboro

The Painted Batter Bakery

Kristen Lineberry and Tiffany Young attended Southwestern Randolph High School, graduating in 2007. It wasn’t until about five years ago that they really got to know each other, and became friends. Kristen worked for the Randolph County School system and in her spare time she restored and painted old furniture and home décor out of her house. Tiffany was a stay at home mom, who has baked for friends and neighbors on the side since high school. Her other passion is art, in many forms and photography is just one…

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I Am Asheboro – Randy Beane

I grew up in Asheboro, on Beane Street no less, surrounded by family. My brother Bill and I were best friends in our small neighborhood. I attended Guy B. Teachey Elementary, South Asheboro Middle School-Class President 1979, and on to Asheboro High School class of 1982. My absolute passion was competitive sports. Baseball and basketball were the best memories of my youth and young adult life. Life in Asheboro has been an amazing journey. I love the small town atmosphere, like walking into a restaurant and talking to your neighbors.…

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Date Night – John & Nan Revell

Date Night Asheboro Magazine

How did you meet? We were in a bar on Bourbon Street in New Orleans on New Year’s Day evening in 1972 celebrating following the Auburn vs. Oklahoma Sugar Bowl. (Auburn lost the game, but won the party!) Nan: John was with his college roommate and I was with friends from work. We had one friend in common so wound up meeting each other. John: I bought Nan a drink and asked her to dance. Nan: John walked me back to my hotel later and I didn’t think I’d ever…

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CIS Tacky Christmas Sweater Party

Communities in Schools in Randolph County

Get on your ugliest, most creative Tacky Christmas Sweater & gather your friends for some drinks & music & dancing! Yes, we are talking about the Communities in Schools infamous annual Tacky Christmas Sweater Party.The event will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Cetwick, 162 N. Cherry St., Asheboro, for what has become an annual holiday tradition. 2017 Planning Committee include Shannon Foster -Chair, Mark Strider, Beth Knott, Kurt Sullivan, Robin Necci, Laura King, Kelly Shipley, Isai Robeldo, and Aimee Scotton. Mary Lisk is spearheading the…

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