By Rachel Hoeing

Welcome to summer! We hope your family has many exciting things planned. To help you out, we have a fun outing idea for you and your kids at Black Mountain Chocolate! We also have a great website listed below where you can purchase movie tickets up to 60% off. It will be the perfect way to cool off this summer indoors! Lastly, don’t let your child’s academics slip on by this summer. Use S.O.A.R. Tutoring and Advocacy to help your child stay on track, get some extra help, or find out why they may be struggling in certain areas.

All the details can be found below!

Delicious Fun at Black Mountain Chocolate

blkmntWhere can you find delicious fun for both mom and kids? At Winston’s chocolate factory, of course! At Black Mountain Chocolate, the little Factory has big glass windows, with a series of interesting displays to explain how the cacao fruit becomes chocolate. The roaster looks like Thomas the Tank Engine, and kids love the chocolate fountain that molds the bars. On any visit, you might see roasting, winnowing, grinding, tempering or hand-wrapping. Self-guided tours are available any time the Factory is open. Best of all, there are always free samples available!

In BMC’s Kitchen, the pastry chef turns the chocolate into a delicious array of treats.  You’ll find brownies, cookies and tarts, plus chocolate-covered bonbons and gelato. BMC features a full espresso and tea bar. There’s just the right nibble for every member of the family! Check out the reviews on Yelp and Trip Advisor.  Join the BMC community on FacebookTwitter or Instagram for news and specials.


Help For Your Child with S.O.A.R Tutoring

OG Struggling Reader ONLINEWant to help your child with decoding, fluency, comprehension, and writing skills? S.O.A.R. can assess and address where your child struggles and where they shine in Language Arts!

Who? For students who are struggling with reading and writing concepts
What? Figuring out exactly where the foundational gaps are with basic phonics, grammar, advanced phonemic concepts, and writing skills through a structured and thorough 1-hr assessment based on the Orton-Gillingham Approach.
When? Call to schedule an appointment.
Where? S.O.A.R.’s Winston-­Salem office, 163 Stratford Court, Suite 135, 27103

S.O.A.R. also offers in­-depth and rigorous programs for older students. (Middle and High Schoolers) For more information on child-centered Literacy Instruction, call 336.462.9344 or visit



Save up to 60% on Movie Tickets This Summer!

300x250-marchA great way to kick off the summer blockbuster season! Visit, type in your zip code, and you’ll find huge discounts on movie tickets AND concessions (soda, popcorn, etc.) – all without convenience fees – at theatres near you! These offers are available all day, every day. Be sure to bookmark their page to purchase tickets at these great prices all year long! Dealflicks also offers 3D and IMAX tickets when available. To redeem, click HERE to find a theatre near you. Once you decide on a movie, click the movie poster, select a date, showtime and the deal. Then click “Checkout” and it will prompt you to create an account if you don’t already have one. Enter payment information, and then hit “Click to Purchase” to finalize your order. You will then be sent an order confirmation with a PDF file that contains your tickets. Print the PDF and present it to the box office attendant. Enjoy the show!

  • Today’s spotlight is sponsored by Black Mountain Chocolate, S.O.A.R. Tutoring and Advocacy, and Deal Flicks.