Christmas Caroling in Ardmore – December 18


Date and Time: Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM (Meet at 4:45 PM)

Meeting Location: Parking Lot of Ardmore Methodist Church (630 S Hawthorne Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27103)

Come jingle and mingle! Join the ANA as we wish our neighbors good cheer during this holiday season. Festive clothing is encouraged. All are welcome.

Interested in joining? Sign up below so we know you are coming.

November 2016 Meeting Minutes

November 3, 2016 ANA Meeting Minutes

Present: Daniel Castro (President), Marlo Newman (Treasurer), Jordan Payne (Vice President), Lyndia Cone, Bonnie Crouse, Laura Farrell, Lisa & Tom Kurczeka, Robert Newman, Lori Noel, Kathy Pearre, Charlie Whittington

Absent:  Andy Anderson (Secretary), Russ Dubois, Shelly Snider, David Cone

Call to Order: 7:00 pm

Daniel and Jordan welcomed everyone. Daniel’s goal for this year is growing our membership. He would like to hold 5-6 events for the community, have productive and focused board meetings, and committee heads. Daniel will email out the August meeting minutes so board members can vote on them.

The balance last month was $4,200.06 and after the annual event the balance is $3,902.84 per Marlo (Treasurer) and we currently have 113 members.

Bonnie worked with the planning board for opposing the new development. She represented the ANA in opposing the plan and the vote was a unanimous no. The developer will take it to the city council to see if it can be overridden. He wrote a request to withdraw. Dan Besse is staying informed on the outcome. The next meeting is 11/10/16 and Bonnie will be present to represent the ANA.

For Board communications, Daniel proposed that we use a listserv (group email list) to communicate. Laura made a motion to allow a $100 budget for Daniel and Kandi to set this up. Bonnie seconded the motion and it was approved by all members of the board.

The next event that will be held by the ANA will be on Dec. 18th from 5-7 pm. It will consist of the ANA members and board Christmas caroling in Ardmore, dressed up as elves, Santa, etc., and cookies to hand out with membership papers to our Ardmore neighbors. Robert made a motion to hold the event and Charlie seconded the motion. All board members approved.

Laura asked for clarification about the ANA’s involvement with the Ardmore History Project. Bonnie (past ANA president) clarified there is no current agreement with the Ardmore History Project and that the people involved are current members and past members. If the ANA is approached by the group making the book, then we will then decide our involvement and support.

Daniel appointed committee chairs:

  • Events: Marlo Newman and Kathy Pearre
  • Zoning: Jordan Payne
  • Crime: David Cone
  • Membership: Laura Ferrell and Tom Kurczeka
  • Marketing/PR: Russ Dubois and Robert Newman
  • IT/Social Media: Kandi Villano
  • Fundraising: Bonnie Crouse

Tom motioned to end meeting at 7:55pm and Rob seconded the motion. Meeting adjourned.

Get Involved With the ANA

Get involved in your neighborhood. The Ardmore Neighborhood Association runs a number of committees and encourages members to participate. Find a description below of each committee. To join one or more committees, send an email to


Co-Chairs: Marlo Newman and Kathy Pearre

The events committee organizes social activites for the community, including the annual 4th of July picnic.


Chair: Jordan Payne

The zoning committee tracks important developments that can affect our neighborhood, such as rezonings, special use permits, or other actions by the City-County Planning Board.


Chair: David Cone

The crime committee works with the Winston-Salem police to monitor reports in our neighborhood, identify issues, and share updates with our community.


Co-Chairs: Laura Ferrell and Tom Kurczeka

The membership committee recruits new members, both individuals and businesses, to join the ANA.


Co-Chairs: Russ Dubois and Robert Newman

The marketing/PR committee promotes the ANA and its activities throughout the community.

IT/Social Media

Chair: Kandi Villano

The IT/social media committee keeps our website, social media accounts, and other technology running.


Chair: Bonnie Crouse

The fundraising committee raises funds to support the ANA and its activities.

Sugar Blues: Are You Addicted To Sugar?

Do you wonder if your kids are eating too much sugar?
Confused by food labels on how much sugar you are really eating?
Did you know there are over 25 words used in food labeling for the word sugar?
Do you want to learn how to kick the sugar habit?
Join your neighbors at an informative 2 hour workshop that will explore how the sugar in our diets can affect our health and our wallet. Learn how to cut back on the amount of sugar you are consuming each day. Recipes & a sample of a sweet treat to try that your family will love!

The discussion will be followed by a  yoga class designed for both beginners and experienced students. We will explore yoga poses that can help aid in digestion. All body types and fitness levels welcome!
Ardmore Community Workshop
When: October 1st 2016
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Where Miller Park Rec Center 400 Leisure Lane
Cost: $10.00

To confirm your spot in the workshop email
Include full name, address, email and phone number.

You will receive confirmation email.
Register by September 28th 2016

Limited to 20 participants 18 & older
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August 2016 Meeting Minutes

August 4, 2016 ANA Meeting Minutes

Present: Bonnie Crouse (President), Marlo Newman (Treasurer), Jordan Payne (Vice President), Andy Anderson (Secretary), Lyndia Cone, David Cone, Daniel Castro, Reggie Delahanty, Kathy Pearre

Called to order: 7:01 pm

Treasurer Report: Balance of $4,200.06 – same as last month

Mark Lively of the West End Association provided an update on West End zoning issues, specifically the Peters Creek Parkway revamp with the West End Marketplace Plaza. The West End Association is opposed to the development, as it would displace people living in area. The next meeting about this is the September 8th planning board meeting.

The Ardmore History book project (which includes involvement by Doris Kendrick, Carol Eickmeyer, Deborah Johnson Wood, Patti Heath, and Tiffany White) is proceeding. It may look to the ANA for help with fundraising.

The ANA will hold a leadership open house. We need volunteers to help out planning.

The board proposed to hold meeting at 7:00 pm and then open house at 7:30 pm.

Marlo asked for $200 for supplies for ice cream and supplies. The board approved the budget.

The annual meeting, scheduled for October 6, will be planned and led by Bonnie and Laura. The brief program is to include announcement about Ardmore history book project; president’s report to highlight accomplishments over the last year and mention what is coming up; concluding with an ice cream social. For the annual meeting, a budget of $400 was proposed and approved.

Jennie Schwartz brought forward a proposal to host a wellness class in Miller Park and has proposed doing the first event Sept. 24th. The board agreed to pay for the rental of the room at Miller Park.

The ANA will co-host a plant swap. We are working with sustainable Ardmore to host. It will be held October 29th at sustainable Ardmore from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

A budget of $50 for the plant swap was proposed and approved.

Membership committee: The email list has been uploaded into Mailchimp. Daniel and Reggie are running with sending out emails.

Minutes: Daniel made a motion to post the minutes ASAP and post previous minutes within 5 days. This was approved.

Meeting adjourned at 9:04 pm.

Annual Members Meeting – October 6

Date and Time: Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Location: Miller Park Recreation Center (400 Leisure Ln, Winston-Salem, NC 27103)

Attend the annual ANA membership meeting. You’ll get to meet & greet your neighbors, learn about the association’s upcoming events, and enjoy an account of the work that is underway on the Ardmore history project.

No pre-registration is required. This is the annual ANA members’ meeting to vote on nominees for the board and sign up for leadership opportunities. You might be willing to serve on one of the ANA committees and/or find out how you can participate in upcoming events. If you are not yet a member of the Ardmore Neighborhood Association, you can join now online or sign up in person at the meeting Thursday night. See you there!

The Great Ardmore Plant Swap – October 29


Date and Time: Saturday, October 29, 2016  from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (rain or shine)

Location: Ardmore Gateway Garden (426 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103).

Dividing your perennials? Wish you had more? It’s that time of year when flower lovers dig up their perennials to refresh their beds and plant some new varieties to brighten their gardens. In partnership with Sustainable Ardmore, the Ardmore Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a plant swap for gardeners of all skill levels.

Bring in something you can spare – hostas, daylilies, irises, coneflowers, whatever is suitable for dividing. N.C. Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer tips, encouragement and problem-solving. Perennials thrive when they are thinned out periodically, so dig up a few of yours and stop by. Have a cup of coffee, stay a while to meet & greet the flower lovers of Ardmore.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a flower garden yet. There will be plenty of extras, so stop by anyway and select something to take home from the swap table.

This is the First Annual Great Ardmore Plant Swap. Sustainable Ardmore will be doing some site work that day in preparation for major improvements to the garden. If you can spare an hour or so, they would love a few extra hands.

For more information, contact ANA Board Member Bonnie Crouse at or phone or text at (336) 682-4804.