THE SANDHILLS WOMAN’S EXCHANGE & ENCORE CENTER

Welcome to our show two new guests from a local non-profit that may be new to many of our listeners. BARB SUMMERS is the President and BARBARA KEATING is the Vice President of the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange in the Village of Pinehurst.

• You should know a little about the history of our 1810 log cabin on Azalea Road. The SWE started in 1922 in the cabin we proudly occupy today. So we are in our 98th year…and looking forward to a big celebration in 2022 when we are 100 years old. Originally located at Ray’s Grist Mill, about 2 miles from Pinehurst, after the Civil War it was bought by the Archibald McKenzie family and used as their kitchen. In 1895, James W. Tufts started Pinehurst and was charmed by the cabin. He built a new kitchen for the McKenzie family and moved the cabin log by log to its current location. The cabin was initially a museum, then home of ‘Uncle’ Jerry Mitchell, then a residence for Tom Cotton and his brother, both free slaves. With encouragement from Mrs. Tufts, who was a member, Mr. Tufts gave the cabin to the SWE. In 1924, Mrs. Charles Crocker donated the necessary funds to enlarge the building for purposes of the Exchange. When funds allowed, it was enlarged and modernized to be one of the oldest structures in Pinehurst today.

• We are a member of the Federation of Woman’s Exchanges, the oldest continuously operating woman’s charitable organization in the U.S. Prior to the Covid 19 outbreak in March, there were only 20 Exchanges operating in the U.S. Sadly, four of those have had to close completely in the past few months…they were in Texas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. We are proud to still be among the 16 Exchanges remaining….thanks to the hard work of our Board, volunteers and guests.

• Our mission statement is ‘Helping others help themselves.’ It began way back when a woman in the country on a farm needed a way to supplement her family’s income. By using her skills to make quilts, pottery, dolls, and baked goods, she was able to bring them to the Exchange to sell. Today our Gift Shop features the wares of 25 Artisans who retain 60% of their sales; the cabin keeps 40% for sustainability. We hope our listeners will ‘Shop Local’ at the Cabin.

15 Azalea Road – P.O. Box 215 – Pinehurst, N.C. 28370
910 295-4677 – Across from the Village Chapel
www.sandhillswe.org

Artistic Director, Greta Zandstra is back to talk about the Encore Center’s new December production – Christmas, FL. Along with Greta is actress Morgan Piner. This one woman show is featured on Friday & Saturday evening, Dec. 11th & 12th at 9 p.m., along with a 4 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Dec. 13th. Seating is limited to 25 guests per show. All Social distancing guidelines to be observed. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at www.EncoreCenter.net or by calling the box office at 910 725-0603.

 

 

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Southern Pines Songwriter/Singer – Annelle Staal

Southern Pines Songwriter/Singer - Annelle Staal

Following Annelle’s career since 2014 has been a joy for All Things Moore County.
Annelle is ready to roll out her new song, Mr. Christmas, as she prepares for a local stint at the Wine Cellar in Southern Pines on the 27th as well as a December date.

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Annelle is joined by 13 year old Charlize McKinney, an 8th grader at West Pine.
Their conversation is full of coachable moments for Charlize, an aspiring actress and singer and show Annelle ‘paying it forward’.

 

 

 

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National Athletic Village on All Things Moore County

THE NATIONAL ATHLETIC VILLAGE

Founder and Owner Leigh Bortins and Director Sara Sullards discuss the National Athletic Village on Air Tool Rd. in Southern Pines as they continue to create a higher profile for this exceptional facility for people of all ages.

Foundation

The National Athletic Village was founded 4 years ago by Leigh Bortins and her family. The Bortins family has always led an active life. Her sons played Rugby as well as other sports. The National Athletic Village was founded for the community to have a space for all ages and all athletic abilities to PLAY MORE (Our tag line).

Activities

The National Athletic Village adapted once COVID-19 hit and created the NAV Sports Course. The Sports Course is designed similarly to a golf course. There are 13 Play Stations spread
across 70+ acres of property. At any point, visitors may call ahead to schedule a Play Time to come out and experience all the NAV has to offer. The National Athletic Village has so much
outdoor space to offer the community to safely experience fun and athletic activities outdoors and to PLAY MORE.

Events

We are very involved in the local community. We love to support causes in the area and help out as much as we can. A couple of recently hosted events includes the Bocce Bash fundraiser for the Sandhills Community Center and well as the Back the Red White & Blue event in support of the local police, fire and ems first responders. We also put on our own events from time to time. We recently held an all outdoors Halloween event with many activities for the community to enjoy. We will also be putting on a Christmas event this year on December 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th from 5pm - 10pm each night. Unlike other businesses, we have the flexibility to accommodate the numbers with our outdoors space. The event will have activities such as face painting, pinecone decorating, spear the reindeer, firepit, musical entertainment, Santa’s workshop as well as our Holiday Trail designed and decorated with beautiful light displays for an all around holiday experience.

Sara Sullards
Director of Events and Visitor Activities
National Athletic Village
201 Air Tool Dr
Southern Pines, NC
https://www.nationalathleticvillage.com
nav.sarae@gmail.com
910-585-3212
706-716-4810

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MIRACLE MOVERS OF THE SANDHILLS

Donny and Ashley Terrell talk about their fast paced and value driven business.

Miracle Movers of the Sandhills is a locally owned and operated business serving Moore County and the surrounding areas. We do local and long distance moves anywhere in the continental US. Services offered include full and partial packing, large item moves, such as pianos and hot tubs, and labor only services if you simply need your own items loaded or unloaded from a rented UHAUL.

We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured and all of our employees are trained professionals. Our trucks are fully stocked to offer the utmost protection for your possessions. At Miracle Movers our motto is "Your Property is our Priority" and we truly mean that.

Call us for a free in home estimate at 910-808-9830 or check us out on our website www.miraclemoverssandhills.com. We are also available via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sandhillsmiraclemovers/ Let us help you take a load off and make your next move hassle free.

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HOME CHOICE NETWORK – Your Home Care Agency

HomeChoice Network, Inc. is a local home care services company located in Moore County North Carolina. Our mission is to provide home care services that will enable seniors to cope with the requirements of independent living while remaining in the familiar surroundings of home, wherever they call home.

HomeChoice Network, Inc. offers many at home care services to assist you with your daily routines . We will work with you to develop a schedule that supports your lifestyle. You select the home care services and the time to receive them.

For more information or to learn what home care services are offered contact the Home Choice Network office. A trained representative is on duty to answer your calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
(910) 944-1116

HomeChoice Network was founded in 2003 by Mike Ianucilli and Veronica Sanchez. Mike and Veronica bring passion and commitment to their work meeting the needs of seniors, who wish to maintain their independence in a safe and dignified manner.

Mike Ianucilli
Mike is a native of Indiana and a Moore County resident since the late 1980’s. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, a Master’s degree from Purdue University, and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Fayetteville State University.

Mike spent 14 years as a secondary school educator. He then decided to become a Health Care Administrator. In North Carolina, Mike has been a successful nursing home administrator, home health administrator, and retirement community executive director. While under his direction, communities have received numerous state and professional awards for excellence in senior service.

Mike is very active in several professional organizations, routinely serving on boards and in leadership positions.

Veronica Sanchez

Veronica is a native of Mexico City and a resident of Moore County since the early 2000’s. She earned a degree in Business Administration from the prestigious National Autonomous University of Mexico. She moved with her husband to Winston-Salem where she served as the business office director for a senior living community. She completed a corporate executive director internship program.

Veronica and her family moved to Moore County to begin the start-up of HomeChoice Network. She is actively involved in several local professional and civic organizations.

Moore Health, Board of Directors
Moore County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Board
United Way, Board of Directors
Southern Pines Rotary Club, Board Member
HeartSafe Moore County, Mission Delivery Chair for Relay for Life Moore County
Moore Free and Charitable Clinic, Board of Directors
Memory Walk for the National Alzheimer’s Association

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