City Edition May 2016

Farmers Market Announces 2016 Promotions
Collection Changes for Memorial Day Holiday
Police Accepting Applications for Youth Citizens’ Police Academy
Fire Department Offering CPR Classes
May is Historic Preservation Month
Celebrate National Bike Month in May
Simon G. Atkins CDC Receives Breaking Barriers Award

Fairgrounds Farmers Market Announces 2016 Promotions

The Farmers Market at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds will celebrate its 2016 season with a series of promotions celebrating Forsyth County’s longest-running farmer’s market, starting May 7, when flower vendors at the market observe Mother’s Day by giving free flowers to the first 100 mothers who visit.

On June 4 the market will host a “Very Berry Celebration” baking contest. Bring your best pie, cake, jam or other item that use fresh strawberries or blueberries and compete for prizes! The winning recipes will be considered for publication in the Winston-Salem Journal. Our panel of judges will be looking for originality, flavor and appearance. Enter online by June 1.

Other promotions this season:

  • June 18: Second annual Seafood Festival.
  • July 2: Independence Day Flag Giveaway.
  • July 16: Annual “Aw Shucks” corn-shucking contest to benefit Samaritan Ministries.
  • Aug. 6: 14th annual Salsa Contest.
  • Sept. 10: “Taste o’ Honey” honey day.

The Fairgrounds Farmers Market is open at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds every Saturday year-round from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enter through the parking area off 27th Street.

City offices will be closed Monday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday

CityLink 311, the city’s citizen service call center, will not be staffed, but non-911 emergency calls will be forwarded to on-call staff with the appropriate department. Requests for routine information or services may be submitted by email, the city website and the CityLink 311 mobile application for processing the next day.

City Link information

Collection Changes for Memorial Day Holiday

All yard-waste and recycling collections for the week of May 30 will be postponed one day: Monday on Tuesday, Tuesday on Wednesday, etc. 

There will be no change in garbage collections.

Sanitation Holiday Schedule (year)

Police Accepting Applications for Youth Citizens’ Police Academy

The Winston-Salem Police Department is now accepting applications for the Youth Citizens’ Police Academy, to will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20-24 at the Alexander R. Beaty Public Safety Training and Support Center. The program is open to young men and women, ages 16 or older, who are interested in learning about the Winston-Salem Police Department or a career in law enforcement. There is no cost to participate and  lunch will be provided. 

Topics will include criminal investigations, forensic services, SWAT demonstration, canine demonstration, the firearms training simulator and more. Application forms and complete information are posted online at The application deadline is May 30. For more information call Officer Claudia Morgan at 336-408-8126 or send an email to

May is Historic Preservation Month

Historic Preservation Month is being observed in May with lectures, panel discussions, tours of historic houses, a family day at the historic Rural Hall Train Depot and Railroad Museum, the unveiling of new local historic makers and more. Read more about the events...

Celebrate National Bike Month in May

Winston-Salem will celebrate National Bike Month in May with organized bike rides, films, Walk & Roll Winston-Salem, the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, USA Cycling championships and more. Bike Month web page.

Simon G. Atkins CDC Receives Breaking Barriers Award

The Simon G. Atkins Community Development Corporation was presented the Human Relations Commission’s Breaking Barriers Fair Housing Award for 2016 during the commission’s 11th annual Fair and Affordable Housing Summit, held April 21 at the Benton Convention Center.

The award is presented annually to a community agency, organization, business, or non-profit that promotes fair housing opportunity within Winston-Salem. Atkins was selected for its work in revitalizing the housing stock by renovating dilapidated houses and building new homes, and for its role in serving as the coordinating neighborhood agency for the city’s Transforming Urban Residential Neighborhood’s program.

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City Edition 2016 

For more information about these stories, or to report problem or request services, call CityLink at (336) 727-8000 or 311 in Winston-Salem.

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Jeff MacIntosh
Derwin L. Montgomery
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