"Reynolda Village" Archive

Wake the Village coming to Reynolda Village on Sept. 10; exclusive discounts offered to students, staff, faculty

This is a guest post from Reynolda Village:

Reynolda Village is inviting Wake Forest students, faculty and staff to its Wake the Village event on Sept. 10.  Businesses at Reynolda Village will offer exclusive discounts to students, faculty and staff at the University.


  • Dough-Joe’s Doughnut Truck (open 1 to 4 p.m) – One Free Doughnut with Purchase
  • May Way Dumplings ………………….. 10% Off
  • Penny Path Café & Crepe Shop .….…….15% Off
  • Silo Bistro & Bar …………………..…… ½ Off Bottles of Wine / 10% Off Food & Beverages
  • Village Tavern …………………………..15% Off (excl. alcohol)


  • A Proper View …………….. 15% Off Entire Purchase (some excl.)
  • AR Workshop ……………… 15% Off Retail Items and $15 Off Class Registrations (In-store only)
  • Aeracura Salon ……….……. 20% Off Aveda Products
  • Belle Maison …………..….. 20% Off One Full-Price Item
  • European Touch Day Spa ….15% Off Retail Products
  • Gazebo …………………….. 25% Off Any Wrap
  • McLaughlin ……………… 15% Off
  • McCalls ……………….…… 20% Off Entire Purchase (some excl.)
  • Monkee’s ……………….……20% Off Entire Purchase (some excl.)
  • Pure Barre ……………….… 2 Weeks of Classes for $49
  • Village Fabric Shop ……….. 10% Off Entire Purchase / Free Gift with Class Registration
  • Village Realty …………..….. Free Refreshments
  • Weaver Studio ….…………… Enter for a Chance to Win a $200 Gift Certificate
  • Yoga Dogz …………………. 10% Off Unlimited Yoga Packages and Introductory Offer of $31 for 31 Days


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Categories: Inside WFU

Reynolda Village, House, Gardens hires associate director of marketing

The following is a guest post from Reynolda Village, House and Gardens:


Jodi Tonsic

As part of Reynolda’s return toward a unified brand, leadership within Reynolda and at Wake Forest have named Jodi Tonsic Reynolda associate director of marketing, a new position created to elevate Reynolda’s status as both a local treasure and tourist destination. Tonsic will be responsible for bringing together all three of the estate’s historic components – the museum, the gardens and the village – into a unified visitor experience.

Tonsic will develop marketing plans for the unique shops and restaurants in Reynolda Village, harmonize social media messaging, identify opportunities for integrated experiences and promotions across the entire estate, and become an important liaison between the museum, gardens, and village staff. Tonsic joins Reynolda from the Wilkesboro Tourism Development Authority, where she served as president for the past 16 years. In Wilkesboro, she worked closely with merchants, restaurateurs and attractions to market the destination. She has also been instrumental in promotional campaigns in partnership with MerleFest, the legendary music festival that attracts tens of thousands of visitors each spring. She starts in the new role at Reynolda June 3.

“Reynolda is magical,” Tonsic says. “This is where I’ve always gone when I need to de-stress, when I need to escape from the daily grind. Now, to be able to be a part of creating the magic for others is an incredible opportunity.”

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University assessing conditions caused by storm; operations normal

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Oct. 11 through the Wake Alert system:

The University’s Crisis Management Team (CMT) and other University officials have stayed alert throughout the day to the storm that passed through the area and continue to monitor the effects on campus and at University facilities, including Wake Downtown and the Charlotte Center.

At present, the University is operating normally. The CMT and others will continue throughout tonight and Friday to survey University facilities and respond to storm-related issues as needed.

Off-campus there are a number of problems caused by the storm, including power outages in Winston-Salem and other nearby areas, flooded roads, and downed trees. Affected areas include neighborhoods adjacent to the campus. Drivers and pedestrians are encouraged to stay alert to any hazards they may encounter.

Officials are working now to assess which University-owned houses around the perimeter of campus may be without power.

On campus, the Porter Byrum Welcome Center and nearby Starling Hall are currently without electricity, and it is not known when power will be restored.

On campus, a tree came down and blocked Allen Easley Street for a short time this afternoon before it was removed. Trees also have been reported down at other University locations, such as Graylyn Conference Center, Reynolda House and the adjacent Reynolda Village. The University has contractors on hand to respond to downed trees.

Minor water leaks have been reported in some campus buildings, including residence halls.  Facilities and Campus Services staff are responding to all reports of leaks or any kind of water intrusion.

Flash flooding occurred at various locations on campus today, particularly in some parking lots.  University officials are attempting to determine if any vehicles experienced damage from flash flooding. Such flooding has been receding late today. All on campus are cautioned to stay alert to any flooded streets, parking lots, sidewalks and other areas they may encounter on or off campus. They are also encouraged to stay alert during drives off campus in the days ahead.

University officials urge that no one walk or drive through standing water. In addition, all are encouraged to stay alert to any potentially downed power lines they may see.

If anyone sees a hazardous condition on campus, please report it to University Police at 336-758-5911.

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Trail between campus and Reynolda Village to close temporarily

The Reynolda Walking Trail that leads from Parking Lot S on campus to Reynolda Village is scheduled to be closed between June 4 and 8.

The closing will allow for maintenance work to be done in the trail area. For safety reasons, no one will be permitted to use the trail during the closing.

The trail is popular for walkers and runners from the University and off-campus communities.  Signs are being posted to inform them of the closing.

The trail will reopen early if the maintenance work is completed faster than planned.

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Categories: Inside WFU

Crime Alert: Indecent exposure incident reported to University Police

This crime alert was emailed to students, faculty and staff on March 14 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

The University Police Department is investigating an incident in which an unidentified man tonight, March 14, exposed himself to a woman running on the paved path that leads between campus and Reynolda Village.

The woman reported at about 7 p.m. tonight that she was running on the path toward campus when a man on the path exposed himself and touched himself sexually.  The woman told police that she continued running toward campus and called police a few minutes after the incident.

University Police officers immediately searched the area where the incident occurred, as well as several other nearby areas, but they did not locate the man. Police officers will continue patrolling the area closely.

The woman described the man as having a dark complexion, about six feet tall and in his late 30s.  She said he wore a black jacket over a gray sweatshirt, a cap and sunglasses.

Anyone with information that may assist University Police in the investigation is asked to contact the police department promptly by calling 336-758-5911, using the LiveSafe mobile app or going online and using the department’s Silent Witness form.

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