The "Big Eat" Returns Under New Coordination
Back this year but a little different is The Big Eat. Normally coordinated by the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership, it's now handled by 336Events. DWSP has decided to focus its efforts on Restaurant Week which will occur later this winter.
The Big Eat, with its new partner, still will have participating downtown restaurants presenting "The Big Eat. every Tuesday night through February 9th with great downtown restaurants will offer 50 percent discounts off of their signature dishes.
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/TheBigEat
THE WINSTON-SALEM FOUNDATION 2016 ECHO AWARDS
The Winston-Salem Foundation wishes to honor people and organizations who are building social capital in our community. With the presentation of ECHO Awards, we hope to recognize those who are building a stronger community by building connections among people.
Award recipients (up to 5 per year) will receive a grant of $1,000 to donate to a charitable organization of their choice, hopefully one that is building social capital in our community. Recipients are selected by a committee comprised of members from Foundation committees and the community-at-large.
Nominees for an ECHO Award can be:
- Individuals, informal groups, or organizations
- Unsung heroes and heroines from our community
- Community members innovatively building connections
Nomination deadline Friday, March 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm.
THE WINSTON-SALEM FOUNDATION AWARD
Established in 1996, this award is given to individuals who demonstrate the Foundation's values of generosity, excellence, inclusion, and integrity as well as visionary leadership in a community activity or on behalf of a community organization. This Award is not a lifetime achievement award, but it is designed to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions within the recent past. Previous recipients have led nonprofits, provided community leadership, and created opportunities for the broader community.
The recipient is selected by a committee comprised of members from various Foundation committees and the community-at-large, and will receive a $10,000 cash grant to award to a charitable organization of his or her choice.
Nomination deadline: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm.
Both awards will be given at the Community Luncheon on Wednesday May 4, 2016
For more information visit
New Winston Museum now open
The New Winston Museum covers history of W-S from 1850 to the present. Among its exhibitions are films containing interviews with community members sharing their recollections of the history of WS, such as the events that took place during the Civil Rights era, and looking toward the future of WS. It also includes images of people and places in WS from 1850 to the present.
New Winston Museum is located at 713 South Marshall Street. Summer hours for the museum are Tuesday - Friday, 2 p.m.– 5 p.m., or by appointment. Contactinfo@newwinston.org or call 336. 724-2842 or visit http://www.newwinston.org