October - November - December 2017

A Word From The Publisher

Kent Lower

Autumn nights, spooky sights, holiday bites, and twinkling lights. These all mean that fall is here – and after a summer of fun in the sun, it’s now time for crisp cool evening enj...

Fall Fun In The Forest

by Anna Bolton

Looking for family fun this fall? The Town of Wake Forest has an exciting lineup of free community events and affordable entertainment options scheduled through the end of the year...

Savory Cheesecakes

by Holly Hopkins

So, over the next few months your calendar has pretty much filled up. You have been invited to a couple of Thanksgiving dinners, numerous holiday gatherings, and the New Year’s Eve...

Festive Front Porches

by Kasey Wright

Your front porch is like a warm welcoming hug to your home. It can set the tone for your whole house with its style, personality, and vibe. However, when it comes to decorating, it...

The Camellia

by Tina Mast

With summer now a memory and cooler temperatures and changing leaves upon us, you may think that color and charm in your garden are also things of the past. But during the time of ...

Fall Fun With Braces

by Dr. Jason Gladwell

When your child or teen has braces, the fall season may seem a bit overwhelming with the North Carolina State Fair upon us, Halloween looming, and winter holidays quickly approachi...

Driveable Destination

by Jennifer Smart

From haunted houses to corn mazes, central North Carolina has a fine selection of spooky Halloween experiences from which to choose. This time around we’re featuring one of th...

Redefining Courage

by Nikki Speer

My family history is peppered with courageous women who have had breast cancer – my two maternal aunts, my maternal grandmother, and my mom. Breast cancer has not been the easiest ...

Tailgating MVP

by Stacey Moritz

Autumn has arrived – and that means cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and football! Yes, football season is in full swing. And no matter which team you are cheering for, you kn...

5 Ways To Invite Fall Into Your Home

by Todd and Cheryl Nelson

Fall means cooler temperatures outside, so it’s time to bring some warmth back inside by filling your home with the wonderful colors, textures, scents, delicacies, and sounds of th...

Happy Healthy Halloween

by WakeMed Health & Hospitals

For many adults and children alike, managing weight can be a challenge – especially during Halloween. However, a little pre-planning can go a long way. Dr. Samareh Hill, a board-ce...

Tips For Traveling With Fido

by Vanessa Davis

Fall is a time of travel – perhaps you are thinking of a weekend getaway to the magnificent North Carolina mountains, or maybe you’re planning a trip to visit family out of state f...

Kitchens

by Rhonda Benvie

If you’re anything like me, memories of past holidays probably include family and friends gathering around the kitchen. They may be memories of the immediate family gathering for C...

Light It Up

by Jimmy Tompkins

Holiday lighting has been a tradition in our culture for centuries, and has come a long way since the 17th century when people first decorated Christmas trees with candles. Incorpo...

Grandma's Rolling Pin

by Holly Hopkins

We all know tradition begins with family. My story is the classic tale of the little girl growing up at her grandmother’s elbow – I learned everything I know and love about baking ...

Driveable Destination

by Jennifer Smart

When your Christmas story begins with Big Daddy tackling holiday traffic to acquire a two-story inflatable reindeer, you know you’re on to something. When the story ends with a hol...

Wreaths Across America

by Jill Bright

Remember our fallen US Veterans. Honor those who serve. Teach your children the value of freedom. These are the important mission statements for “Wreaths Across America,” a non-pro...

Stuff Those Stockings

by Tiffany Brockmann

“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.” Hanging stockings by the fireplace is a long-standing Christmas tradition, one s...

Eating Out Without Going All Out

by REX Nutrition Services

We all know that cooking at home is healthiest, but sometimes it’s easier – and more fun – to go out to eat, especially during the hectic holiday season. With these tips from Kate ...

Donation Requests

by Kelly Trimyer

One of the great joys of being a small business owner is the opportunity to support our community through donations. From schools and charities to churches and youth sports teams, ...

Dry Eye 101

by Samantha K. McPherson, OD, FAAO

Chronic dry eye affects an estimated 20.7 million people in the United States, occurring when the correct quantity or quality of tears are not produced. Anyone who has experienced ...

Holiday Plants

by Tina Mast

Though celebrating the Christmas season hardly seems possible without a few magnificent poinsettias festooned about the house and hearth (see their care instructions at the end of ...

Eat, Drink, And Be Healthy

by Monique M. Rogers

Many people get stumped with staying on a healthy track in fall, winter, and around the holidays, what with all the delicious food and drinks served in abundance at the many merrim...

Falling Forward

by Patti Fralix

Some of you probably thought, “No, it is fall back, spring forward,” when you read this title. That is true about Daylight Savings Time, but that is not the focus of this article. ...

Our Heritage Revisited

by Amy Pierce

The Wake Forest Cemetery sits atop a little hill just north of downtown. Within its boundaries and beneath its 29 different tree species, both history and memory lie in repose. If ...