By TMoM Team Member Katie Moosbrugger

School is out so that makes summer official! To celebrate, we’re showcasing several items you’ll want to know about as you begin your summer vacation, including a brand new giveaway to spice up your summer! Keep reading to learn more about:

~ Summer Splash at Ruff Housing
~ Triad Farmers’ Markets
~ 50 Activities for a Never Be Bored Summer
~ Win a $200 Gift Card to Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar
~ The Winner of TMoM’s $1,000+ Kick Off to Summer Giveaway


Summer Splash at Ruff Housing

School’s out, the kids are home and the daily routine is slowing down. If you’ve considered adopting a dog, now may be a great time to help a new pet settle in and become comfortable with his new surroundings. Whether you are looking for a dog or already have one, don’t miss Ruff Housing’s Summer Splash, an adoption fair, on Saturday, June 21 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 15 Battleground Court in Greensboro. Guests can celebrate the start of summer with fellow dog-lovers, and check out their dog pool!  Rescue groups and animal shelters will have dogs in need of homes. Local food trucks will serve up tasty fare, and leashed dogs are welcome with proof of rabies vaccination. Ruff Housing offers dog daycare, lodging, grooming and training, with four locations in the Triad. For more information, visit them online or on Facebook or  call 336-763-3064.

Triad Farmer’s Markets

Local Farmer’s Markets are in full swing! If you are not a regular market shopper, be sure to put this on your “To Do” list this summer. Shopping at local farmer’s markets financially benefits the farmer and the community. It allows the farmer to profit, which in turn reduces the likelihood that he will have to sell his land for development. Many loyal market shoppers will also claim that they find the food healthier and better tasting. We’ve gathered a list of some of our reader’s favorite local markets and have listed their season dates and times in one concise directory. Click HERE to view it! You can always find this Farmer’s Market list on our Directory Page HERE plus, all of these Farmers’ Market dates have also been added to our Event calendar. Happy Shopping!

Over 50 Activities for a “Never Be Bored” Summer

Next time your child complains he has nothing to do, CLICK HERE to view our handy-dandy directory that lists more than 50 fun ideas right here in the Triad! From movies to museums, water play to indoor play, and lots of other suggestions in between – you can be assured ofsomething to do with your kids this summer! This directory can always be found on our Directory page HERE  along with directories for other fun ideas (such as Favorite Parks, Summer Camps and VBS, and Favorite Swim Clubs and Pools). You will also find many of these ideas listed in our Day Trips category, and on our Event calendar. Get out and play!

Win a $200 Gift Card to Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar

Voted “Best Pizza in the Triad”. Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar is located in the Greensboro’s Friendly Center.  You’re sure to feel cozy and comfortable in the rustic atmosphere where the warm colors and friendly service will make you feel right at home. Enjoy innovative Italian-inspired dishes and of course, the master chef’s famed signature pizzas. ClickHERE to go directly to our Giveaway page to register. We’ll announce a random winner on June 29! Be sure to also visit Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar online (they accept online orders!) or check them out on Facebook!

The Winner of TMoM’s $1,000+ Kick Off to Summer Giveaway…

Congratulations Reyna Herba!!!!!! Reyna, please check your email for a message from TMoM on how to claim all these gifts!

Many thanks to all the businesses who made this fantastic giveaway possible:  Thirty-One Gifts, Parties 2 Dye 4, Norwex, Stella & Dot, BackYard Paradise, Shrimp & Grits Kids,Arbonne, WOLS Skirts, and Bricks 4 Kidz. All of these businesses are run by locally. We hope you visit their web site, Facebook page, or store (if applicable) to support their wonderful products and services. Thanks to all who entered this giveaway!

Today’s Sunday Spotlight is sponsored by Ruff Housing, Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar, Thirty-One Gifts, Parties 2 Dye 4, Norwex, Stella & Dot, BackYard Paradise, Shrimp & Grits Kids, Arbonne, WOLS Skirts, and Bricks 4 Kidz.