Maria McCutchen did not have time to be sick. With a husband who had just lost a job, two young sons, and a cross-country move on the horizon, who had time to be sick? Maria didn’t have time for a common cold, let alone a major medical condition. But one day while shopping in the grocery store where she had shopped hundreds of times before, she couldn’t find the milk. It was then she knew what she was feeling was more than just stress or exhaustion. There was something very wrong.
After consulting a few doctors, Maria discovered she had a rare brain cyst known as a posterior fossa arachnoid cyst—a very large brain cyst. Hearing these cysts were normally asymptomatic was of little comfort, especially because she felt her mind and body slipping away more and more every day. Normal mental and physical functions were becoming harder to control. Even if the doctors didn’t believe the cyst was a problem, she knew it was.
It would take months of living inside a shell of a person that she’d become, months of living in a mental fogginess and sometimes even physical pain, before she would finally get the medical attention she needed. It’s All in Your Head chronicles her harrowing medical odyssey and her attempts to regain some sort of semblance of her old life after treatment.
We are carrying Raptor Red (10 % of all sales go to these beautiful Hawks)
Amaretto Amore (Ohh-Laa-Laa!)
Brandon Berry Blush (beautiful)
And Viognier (YUMMM!)
This thrilling murder mystery begins with a dizzying, out-of-control skid down a mountain in an RV and ends as the intriguing threads of the plot come together in harried struggle for life in the dead of night 1500 miles from where the first murder occurred. Norm Brown joins the ranks of suspense masters in this riveting thrill ride.
Mindful Eating Book Club
This is a place for a vigorous discussion about books at the intersection of nutrition, human behavior, culture and other issues that affect our eating
Discussion will be facilitated by: Debra Benfield, M.Ed., R.D., LDN, Nutrition Therapist
Second Thursday of each Month 5:30-7:00 p.m. (Jan 12th)
Rox, a scrappy fourteen-year-old, is just trying to survive. Living in an orphanage full of ‘gifted’ students isn’t easy. But when strange things begin to happen around Yangsly Academy, surviving becomes an even bigger challenge.
Artist Ginnie Conaway
Pet portraits began my artistic journey over 30 years ago and I still enjoy capturing memories for clients.
Flowers are a never ending source of inspiration.
I love bold colors and shapes, both in my gardens and in my paintings.
Remote For Your Listening Pleasure
There at it again and this time there here!
Come check out the live pod cast of characters known as The Less Desirables!
And if you can’t make it down check them out at…
In 1902, Allen published As a Man Thinketh, universally acknowledged as a classic book on self-examination. It captures the essence of Allen’s philosophy. Through his eloquent and succinct prose, Allen conveys his thesis that it is up to the individual to form his own character and create his own happiness.
In 1985, 15-year-old Bowman Gray IV lost his father to a heart attack. Later that same year, his mother gave him two gifts – a copy of As a Man Thinketh and a 35-millimeter camera. At the time, he did not fully appreciate how important these two gifts would eventually become to him.
In this gift edition, he couples his own color photographs with Allen’s timeless advice to produce an inspirational book that will stay with readers for years to come.
Don’t be fooled by the scenic beauty of North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad–the ghosts of the past haunt these rolling hills and unique cities. From the smallpox-stricken ghost that haunts Salem Tavern in Winston-Salem to the slain Revolutionary War soldiers who linger in the park surrounding Guilford Courthouse in Greensboro, these phantoms all have a tale to tell. Some ghosts even support education. Take Jane, the lonely spinster who haunts Aycock Auditorium at the UNC Greensboro campus, or Herschel, High Point University’s ghost of the former Memorial Theater. And though Spookywoods Haunted Attraction in Kersey Valley often frightens and astounds, some of the resident ghosts aren’t just special effects. Join Camel City Spirit Seekers Michael Renegar and Amy Spease as they reveal the eerie and chilling stories from the heart of the Piedmont.
The time has gone so fast. Ten years feel like two. Seventy-five years of teaching feel like only a few. The children are still teaching me something every day… I think I must have taught at least a million students.
I’m going to keep on teach until Somebody rings the bell!
To all my students, past and present, I say, “Thank you! And let’s keep dancing!”
Iredell County North Carolina detective Marci McLeod and her artist husband Jake are back, along with the same delightful cast of characters from Ketchie’s first novel, Little Did They Know. This time they are joined by Meredith, the McLeods’ four-year-old daughter. While Marcie is tracking a vicious killer who is wreaking havoc in and around the picturesque town of Love Valley, a lookalike stranger compounds the detective’s challenges. The killer is no mastermind, but he possesses enough animal cunning and cold-blooded ruthlessness to make catching him a difficult and dangerous proposition. Marci, good cop, wife, mother in equal measure, struggles to keep work and personal life balanced. Ketchie uses North Carolina’s Love Valley –where Old West ambiance allows only horses and horse drawn vehicles on the streets–and some of its real life residents to create a true to life backdrop for the action.
She’s a prohibited artist playing a dangerous game. Rebecca, the youngest daughter on a homestead in the 1800s, has little business trying to get at the conclusions she draws. She learns two things: how wrong she is and an even-so love. Set among the early Moravians in North Carolina.
This Romeo/Juliet story set in the mountains of Virginia in the 1870s depicts a life and time largely forgotten now. Jimmie Sue, a white farm boy, and Madeleen, a colored sharecropper girl, although mutually attracted to each other, must deal with a greater obstacle than having different family names, such as the Capulets and Montagues in Shakespeare. Jimmie Sue was not so interested in a sheet of paper to certify their relationship, but Madeleen would have no part of an arrangement that was not “blessed of the Lord.” Their shared experiences in the fields, the churches, the baptism creek give them many contact opportunities, which are duly celebrated yet constantly thwarted. Although the focus is on these two teenagers, the story gives some insight into the post-civil war racial relationships in the mountains… quite different from the more normally accepted tales of the plantations.
This week’s class is the awaited red wine. We still have a few stops open. Class is 6:30-8.
We received new art All About Wine come in to see these outstanding works.
Giving away free books.
Starting Oct 1st we are giving away a book a week. Must come in to enter.
We will continue the giveaway as long as there is a book in the pile!
All About Wine
Painting Competition Sponsored by Flint Hill Winery at Barnhill’s!
INVITATION TO ALL ARTISTS.
We invite you to share your creative inspiration about North Carolina Wine through
Juror of Selection and Awards: Jim Langer, Professor of Art, Greensboro College,
Application Fee: $20.00 non-refundable
This allows two entries.
Entries must be f
ramed and ready to hang. NO frame tooth hangers.
Acceptable mediums: oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastels
Dead Line for Entries: Sept 2nd Subject: North Carolina Wine and Grape Appreciation
Notification of accepted work: Sept 16
Delivery of accepted work – Sept. 19th and 20th
Paintings to be delivered to Barnhills.
Labeled with Artists Name, Address, Phone, and Email. Also Title, Medium and Price.
Barnhill’s Art Show Terms
Exhibitors shall be sensitive to the fact that subject matter needs to be appropriate for all
ages to view. We reserve the right to inspect all art to insure compliance with this
agreement. Non-compliance may result in removal of the art. All work displayed must be
the artist’s own work and must be for sale. We reserve the right to remove art that have
been misrepresented by the artist. A consignment form will be filled out for the art with
applicable selling fees. All art must be for sale at the price set by the artist.
Payment of the application fee indicates that you agree and comply with the terms stated
Exhibition closes – Oct. 30. Entries will be available to pick up Nov 1st and 2nd.
Application: Sept 2nd Receipt of up to 2 digital entries (on CD)or digital images by email.
(5mb limit per file for e-mailing, send each JPEG one email at a time. Label each JPEG
with title and image size. email to: email@example.com
Mail Entry Form with $20. check – payable Barnhills
Or drop off entries to Barnhill’s 811 Burke St Winston Salem NC 27101
Barnhills will retain
Last week was awesome!!! On Sunday, May 1st, Jim Minick was here reading from and signing copies of his book, The Blueberry Years. On Thursday, Mary Noble Jones was here again for storytime. Saturday, Valerie Nieman was here reading from and signing copies of her latest novel, Blood Clay. Also on Saturday, Surry Oak Vineyards was offering FREE tastings of their wonderful wines. We now have all their wines open for tasting!! 🙂
This coming week will be just as fabulous!!! On Thursday, the wonderful local poet, Terri Kirby Erickson will be here reading from and signing copies of her latest book, In the Palms of Angels.
On Friday, we will have storytime with Laura Alston, author of My Pet Rocky Renee.
On Saturday, author/lawyer Sean Keefer will be here reading from and signing copies of his book, The Trust. Blending elements of traditional southern literary fiction, suspense and mystery, you won’t be satisfied until the final page is turned.
Then on Sunday, Carolyn Peterson will be here reading from and signing copies of her book, Fishing For Memories. This is an awesome tribute to her uncle who had Alzheimer’s and also a wonderful story for both children and adults.
Another busy week at Barnhills – have you visited our store yet? If not what are you waiting for? We have something for everyone in the family – a great children’s section, wonderful books, awesome gifts and art, and of course some fabulous North Carolina wines. FREE wine tastings daily. Come visit us today!
Whew, it’s been a busy few weeks which is why I haven’t posted in a while. Our 1st Anniversary celebration was awesome!!!! Thanks to all the vineyards who participated and congrats to all who won prizes.
Last week we had Mary Noble Jones in doing a children’s reading from her Itsy Rabbit series (she will be back on May 5th at 4pm). Shadowfax Sound played here on Friday – they were awesome as usual. Saturday Kathryn Fisher was here reading from and signing copies of her books Up A Tree with Tattie Wee (a memoir) and One Forgotten Summer (fiction). Check out FB and our YouTube account to see her reading soon. Sunday, T.L. Bailey was here reading from her second book, Island of Lost Guardians.
This coming week will be just as busy. On Friday, WestBend Vineyard will be here offering FREE tastings of their Riesling, Chambourcin and Carolina Blush. They will also be bringing a cake made with the Riesling and the recipe!!!
On Saturday, local children’s author, Linda Greene Dean, will be here at 11am to read from her book – Wally Rooster’s Big Move. A charming story about moving and making new friends.
Also on Saturday, Anna Jean Mayhew will be here reading from and signing copies of her debut novel, The Dry Grass of August. A beautifully written book about complicated family relationships set int eh south in the 1950’s.
Then on Sunday, local cookbook author, Elizabeth Wiegand, will be here with her latest book, The New Blue Ridge Cookbook (reviewed by Michael Hastings in the WS Journal). She will also be bringing samples of some of the recipes.
As you can see the upcoming week has a little something going on for everyone in the family, so stop by soon & check us out.
Ever had one of those weeks? Well I had one last week. On Friday, I accidently (does anyone ever do it on purpose?) downloaded a Trojan virus that KILLED my computer. I was scheduled to have my 1st weekend off in months & look what I did! Well, thanks to the computer guru down the street, I was able to get back up and running by late Friday evening – however none of my printers worked and I had my POS system just barely working.
Well, Stacy my ever present helper and in store miracle worker was able to get everything running smoothly again on Saturday. The weather however sucked big time and no one wanted to be out in the weather so unfortunatley it didn’t make that much difference.
This morning I came in re-install my regular QB accounting system and after 2 verrrry lonnnng calls to Tech Support – who didn’t have anyone who could speak Enlgish with an accent I could understand – I was able to get it working again. (I really don’t like that new tv show Outsourced – it hits to close to home!).
Anyways on to the good news. Our 1st Anniversary Celebration is officially underway!!!!! Yeah – we made it a whole year. Thanks to you our wonderful customers!!!!! Please stop by and sale hello. We are giving away @ 16 tastings for 2 to several vineyards, Dash tickets, a week at Creative Palooza Childcare, free fudge samples and a GiftWithPurchase for every sale!!!!! AND when the vineyards are in the store, we will be offering 10% off their wines while they are here. So we have the anniversary and you get the gifts – what could be better?????????