By TMoM Team Member Katie Moosbrugger

We love keeping you up to date on events, programs and specials happening around the Triad, and this week we have more great news to share. Plus, stay tuned…we will announce a new giveaway later tonight and it’s a good one! Keep reading to get more information about…

~ SwimTYDE at the YMCA of Northwest NC
~ Holiday Photos from Kissing Tree Studio
~ Salem College’s Fleer Center
~ TL Cleaning Giveaway Winner
~ A Charity Golf Event in the Triangle

Ready to Take Swimming to the Next Level?

Did you know the Y has a nationally-ranked swim team? SwimTYDE is a year-round USA & YMCA swim team offering a full range of programming for all ages. It’s a neighborhood swim team, operating out of every pool in the YMCA of Northwest NCAssociation, which stretches from Kernersville to Wilkesboro. TYDE has a professionally trained and certified coaching staff who use the YMCA core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility as the foundation for  instruction. Practice groups are broken up based on age, ability, and commitment level to ensure that there is a path and a group for every swimmer. The philosophy and goal of SwimTYDE is to develop swimmers who are better prepared for life by being better prepared in the water.  Visit to learn more!

Pre-book your Fine Art Santa Portrait session!

Larry Hersberger of Kissing Tree Studio has devoted his long successful career to recording the transcendent beauty and color of his images. Right from the start, Kissing Tree Studio has always made it a priority to create high quality custom-made artwork for every individual – whether it’s a book, a portrait or both. Larry has the ability to take a simple portrait and turn it into magical moments, which he then sets to visual and written poetry. At Kissing Tree Studio, you will always find an array of Larry’s latest work and you may even see his images in national stores across the US and in the UK as he recently signed a licensing agreement with a major manufacture. Call or come by the studio and discover what’s in store for your child, grandchild or loved one! Kissing Tree Studio is located at 1101 N. Main Street, Suite 103, in High Point. The phone number is 336-870-6503.

Continue Your Education at the Fleer Center at Salem College

“I’m a mom and I work full time. When I realized I wanted to transition to a new career, I was worried about balancing work and going back to school all while being able to spend time with my young daughter. The flexible class schedule and supportive faculty and staff of the Fleer Center for Adult Education at Salem College made going back to school possible. It’s easy to come up with reasons not to go back to school. Time and money are two of the biggest fears holding people back. However, as I and many others have discovered, the Fleer Center is affordable and flexible, making going back to school completely doable. “ ~ Heather M.

Make plans to attend an info session on September 25 at 5:30 p.m. or September 27 at 10 a.m. to find out more. If you come to one of those sessions, Salem College will waive your application fee. They’ll even request and pay for your transcripts! Call (336) 721-2669 to reserve a spot. for info.

The Winner of the TL Cleaning Giveaway

Congratulations to Kristen Halstead! She is the lucky recipient of a $100 gift card fromTL Cleaning! Kristen, expect an email from Triad Moms on Main to explain how you can redeem this prize. Many thanks to TL Cleaning for this generous prize!

Tina Plummer and her TL Cleaning team have been providing high quality cleaning to Winston Salem and the surrounding communities since 2008. Everyone on her staff is carefully screened, trained, and efficient. TL Cleaning is also a distributor of its ECO Concepts Cleaning Chemicals.

We’ve featured TL Cleaning on TMoM in the past, and the response from our readers has been fantastic. To learn more about TL Cleaning, revisit our past blog HERE.

Kaitlyn and Jordan Classic 2014

We all have moments and people we will never forget.  For one family in the Triangle, it began when their first daughter, Kaitlyn, was born three months premature. Then, three years later, their second daughter, Jordan, was diagnosed with a genetic condition called Marfan Syndrome.

The family will never forget the doctors and nurses that stood by Kaitlyn 24 hours a day, or the moment they learned Jordan’s heart required extensive monitoring and ongoing treatment. To say thanks to the Duke Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery and The Marfan Foundation, they’re asking for help to give back.

Join them for a day of golf at the Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club in Chapel Hill. Registration for the Captain’s Choice event includes tee time, box lunch, golf cart, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Registration deadline is September 30. Click HERE for details.

Today’s Sunday Spotlight is sponsored by the YMCA of Northwest NC, Kissing Tree Studio, Salem College’s Fleer Center, and TL Cleaning.