City Edition October 2016

Fire Department to Demonstrate Stove-top Fire Suppressors During Dixie Classic Fair
Applications Available for City of Winston-Salem University
Downtown Traffic to be Impacted by Parades on Oct. 15
City Offering Small Business Training
Candlelight Vigil to Mark Start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Winston-Salem Open Honors Mayor Joines with Lash Southern Award

Fire Department to Demonstrate Stove-top Fire Suppressors During Dixie Classic Fair

The Fire Department will be setting stove-top fires daily during the Dixie Classic Fair to demonstrate the effectiveness of stove-top fire-suppression canisters. The department will also hold daily demonstrations of a home sprinkler. Stove-top fire suppressors attach with magnets to the stove hood. If a fire starts, the flame makes the bottom of the canister pop open, dumping a powder that smothers the flame. Home sprinkler systems, similar to the sprinkler system in commercial buildings, are activated by heat. The demonstrations will be held next to the Fire Department’s Fire Safety House, which will be stationed at the fair near the Gate 2 entrance. Demonstration schedule...

Applications Available for City of Winston-Salem University

The city is accepting applications for the next class of “City of Winston-Salem University,” to be held for 12 weeks starting Feb. 2, 2017. City of Winston-Salem University gives citizens a better understanding of city government, including the responsibilities of various city departments and the city’s role in the community.

Classes meet Thursday evenings for three hours. Topics will include city governance and finance, sanitation, utilities operations, streets and transportation, public safety, planning and economic development, housing and recreation. Participation is limited to residents who live in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. City of Winston-Salem University information...

Downtown Traffic to be Impacted by Parades on Oct. 15

Vehicle traffic through downtown Winston-Salem will be affected by two parades in Winston-Salem on Saturday, October 15.

Winston-Salem State University will hold its Homecoming Parade at 10 a.m., starting at Research Parkway and Martin Luther King Jr Drive. The parade will travel east on MLK and follow it around to the Winston-Salem State campus, concluding at the Rams Drive entrance to the WSSU campus. See News page for route...

Pride Winston-Salem will hold its annual Pride WS Parade, starting at 11 a.m. at Fourth and Poplar streets. The parade will travel east on Fourth Street, turn north on Trade Street, west on Fifth Street, and north on Cherry Street, concluding at Sixth and Cherry. See News page for route...

Ws Pride Parade small route map WSSU Parade small route map

City Offering Small Business Training

The city’s Community and Business Development Department is offering an eight-week program that teaches participants the basic skills needed to own and operate a small business. Topics will include writing a business plan, marketing, bookkeeping and taxes, legal matters and more. Classes will be held Tuesday evenings starting Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Enterprise Center, 1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. There is no charge for the course, but space is limited. Citizens interested in participating are encourage to preregister by contacting Steven Harrison, at 336-747-7474 or by email to stevench@cityofws.org. Small Business Training Program...


Candlelight Vigil to Mark Start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

City and police officials and advocates for the victims of domestic violence will hold a domestic violence awareness event and a candlelight vigil at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, to mark the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event will be held at the Business Center at Forsyth Technical Community College, 525 Vine St. Candlelight Vigil details...

Winston-Salem Open Honors Mayor Joines with Lash Southern Award

Mayor Allen Joines has been honored with a Lash Southern Award from the Board of Directors of the Winston-Salem Open. The awards honor those with a strong track record of community volunteer leadership and who exhibit a wide range of personal, volunteer or professional characteristics that promote diversity and inclusion within the community.


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City Edition 2016 

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Mayor
Allen Joines

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Vivian H. Burke, Mayor Pro Tempore
Denise D. Adams
Dan Besse
Robert C. Clark
Molly Leight
Jeff MacIntosh
Derwin L. Montgomery
James Taylor, Jr.

City Manager
Lee D. Garrity

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