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May 10, 2014
Started in 1988, the Carthage Buggy Festival is a celebration of the rich history of Carthage, North Carolina. The Buggy Festival is held each year to commemorate the famous Tyson and Jones Buggy Factory that, from the mid-1800’s to the 1920’s, produced the carriages that were essential to life in rural North Carolina. On Saturday, May 10, 2014, the 26th Annual Carthage Buggy Festival will be held in Carthage, located eight miles north of Pinehurst in the Sandhills region of North Carolina, and it promises to be the biggest and best yet. With an attendance last year of approximately 20,000, the Buggy Festival has grown into one of the biggest and best known festivals in the region.
The Buggy Festival grew out of a suggestion that Carthage, the County Seat of Moore County, needed to stage an event that would draw attention to its history. Since the Tyson and Jones Buggy Factory had been one of the largest buggy manufacturers in the nation for over half a century, the focus on buggies seemed natural. But you couldn’t have a buggy festival without a buggy, so where to find them became a burning question.
A search began and soon samples of those early modes of transportation were found and purchased. Each festival since has seen more Tyson and Jones buggies on hand for festival attendees to view.
is only one building remaining of the famed factory that flourished in
Carthage until after World War I. A fire destroyed one building in
1905, and in 1976 the biggest fire in the town’s history claimed all but
one small section.
The Tyson and Jones Factory may have gone up in smoke, but from the ashes, its memory has been preserved. Each year, the Carthage Buggy Festival is an event people not only from Moore County, but surrounding counties and even surrounding states, look forward to with great anticipation.
The Town of Candor is pleased to announce the 18th Annual North Carolina Peach Festival will be held on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 145 Depot Street, Fitzgerald Park in Candor. This year, in conjunction with the Festival is our 3rd Annual Peachy Feet 5K to be held on Friday night July 18h. Entertainment for the Peachy Feet 5K will be provided by Loaded Dice. The North Carolina Peach Festival, which began in 1996, is held annually on the third Saturday in July. We have 6000+ in attendance with over 200 parade entries, 85+ craft and food vendors, live entertainment featuring the Sand Band and Blue Horizon, helicopter and pony rides, kid’s games, and truck loads of peaches from local peach growers. We have expanded our vendor area and entertainment venues so that we have the opportunity to have a little something for everyone. The Festival is proud to promote our local farmers and the agricultural industry. Join us for the Peach Festival and become a part of North Carolina’s farming heritage. For more information call the Town of Candor 910-974-4221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Best Game in Town
Winston-Salem, NC- Join Historic Bethabara Park for the 14th Annual Bethabara Highland Games and Celtic Music Festival on May 10, 2014. Reminiscent of the Scotch Fairs that were held in the Carolinas in May in the late 1790s, the Bethabara Highland Games offers a relaxing day for family gatherings with congenial kinfolk, musical entertainment and the camaraderie of competition.
The event will begin with the Ceilidh (kay-lee) on Friday May 9 at the Community Arts Café, 411 West Fourth Street in downtown Winston Salem, from 7-11 pm. Guests can bring their instrument and join in. Admission to this event is $10.00 (or $5.00 for those bringing an instrument). Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
North Carolina's roots in Celtic music, Historic Bethabara Park is
proud to announce the 3rd Bethabara Scottish Fiddle Competition. Melinda
Crawford, a sanctioned Scottish F.I.R.E. judge and a former U.S.
National Scottish Fiddling Champion is coming back for the second year
to offer a seminar and judge the competition. The competition,
sanctioned by Scottish FIRE, will offer competitors the privilege of
competing in the National Scottish Fiddle Competition.
Continuing the focus on traditional music, The Fiddle and Bow Society hosts entertainment on the Main Stage and pipe bands will perform throughout the day.
Participation is a hallmark of Scottish Games. Guests and kinsmen may try their hand at the Battle-axe competition. There are activities for the children that include Colonial games and the children's Scottish athletic competition. Kilts will again be available for the children at NO charge.
Other activities include; Border collie demonstrations, several seminars about Scottish history and lessons in Scottish Country dance. Visitors are encouraged to plan a picnic or partake of the food offered by vendors adjacent to the shady picnic area. Shopping for tartan, short bread, and other unique gifts will be offered in the Celtic Vendors Row.
Historic Bethabara Park, a National Historic Landmark, is the 1753 site of the first Moravian settlement in North Carolina and the birthplace of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. For more information, visit www.bethabarapark.org or call (336) 924-8191.
Wesley Pines Retirement Completes 1,174.2 miles of Cardiovascular Activity as Part of Nationwide Challenge for Seniors.
Wesley Pines Retirement Community joined 57 other senior living communities managed by Life Care Services to match or surpass the mileage attained by a woman marathoner, an employee of a community managed by Life Care Services, who overcame a personal tragedy through exercise.
Lumberton, NC April 1, 2014
Residents of Wesley Pines Retirement Community, a senior living community in Lumberton, participated in a nationwide challenge to surpass 1310 miles of cardiovascular exercise between February 17 and March 18, 2014. Wesley Pines achieved a total of 1,174.2 miles during the four-week period. The community was one of 57 senior living communities managed by either Life Care Services or CRSA throughout the United States to participate in the challenge.
The challenge, Project 1310, was inspired by Elizabeth Proffitt, marketing and sales director at a community managed by Life Care Services in Reading, Pa. After the untimely death of her husband in 2005, Proffitt sought a way to overcome her grief. With the help of a friend and the support of her employer, she made it her goal to complete 50 marathons in all 50 states before the age of 50. She completed her quest in the fall of 2013 at the age of 49. Project 1310 is named in recognition of the number of miles Proffitt ran in 50 marathons: 1,310.
Life Care Services or CRSA, both LCS Companies, provide management services to 120 senior living communities throughout the United States.Project 1310 fit right in with the lifestyle at Wesley Pines where residents live life to the fullest and aren’t afraid to challenge ourselves to achieve better, healthier lives.
Project 1310 guidelines allowed participants to log their 1,310 miles by walking, running, swimming or other cardiovascular exercise. Residents recorded their mileage using pedometers or other measuring devices for one month. A special Intranet site was created containing helpful Project 1310 information, including motivational videos recorded by Proffitt, a performance-tracking database and a display of system-wide results. Project 1310 achievements will be recognized on local and national bases.
According to Liz Bush, Sr. Vice President/Director of Senior Housing Marketing and Sales for LCS, “Project 1,310 reflects the strong culture of wellness and fitness at LCS, where we promote Eight Dimensions of Wellness.” Part of The Lifestyle and Health Services Wellness program, the eight dimensions are intellectual, physical, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental, vocational and health services.
“Through Project 1310, thousands of seniors have reaped the physical, emotional, cognitive and social benefits that exercise can provide,” Bush added. “The program certainly built a sense of competition and camaraderie in the 58 participating communities.”About Wesley Pines Retirement Community: Wesley Pines is an active, 55+ independent living community located on 49 wooded acres in Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina. The full-service, maintenance-free retirement community provides a wealth of healthcare and support services as well as a variety of amenities including housekeeping, maintenance and meals, enabling an active and enriched lifestyle. The Community Life Services program provides customized wellness plans, and an on-site Community Life Services Director along with Therapy and Nursing Departments that coordinate all health-related services to help residents stay well. Established in 1977, Wesley Pines is owned by United Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. and managed by Life Care Services, an LCS company. Life Care Services is the leading manager of full-service senior living communities serving 32,000 seniors in 28 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit www.wesleypines.org.
Some of North Carolina’s greatest treasures can be found off the beaten path. You never know what you might find... an old-time general store, local artisan, or simply a picturesque view that takes your breath away. You’ll be swept away by the untouched natural landscape found on the backroads of this rural county.
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