October - November - December 2018

A Word From The Publisher

Kent Lower

Fall-la-la-la-la! Happy fall-idays! As you can see, I have fallen in love with autumnal puns just as much as I have fallen in love with the season itself (this little bit of humor ...

A Fun-Filled Fall 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...

Nature's Decorating Bounty

by Rhonda Benvie

It’s that time of year again – the season when we start dreaming of holiday decorating. Thankfully Mother Nature provides us with an abundance of decorating elements this time of y...

Driveable Destination

by Jennifer Smart

This is a story straight from It’s a Wonderful Life, that ever-present Christmas classic about the important ways one life touches so many others. But with no George Bailey to save...

Navigating The Season's Sweets And Treats

by Dr. Jason Gladwell

When your child or teen has braces, the fall season – with the State Fair, Halloween, Christmas, and Hanukkah, and the endless sweet treats that come with them – can seem a bit ove...

Sweet Dreams

by REX Sleep Disorders Centers

Many of us joke about being sleep-deprived – especially this time of year with the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season – but the condition puts a major damper on quality o...

’Tis The Season

by Dolores Riggins

Can you believe that the Christmas season is just around the corner? Soon we will be immersed in the hustle and bustle of shopping, baking, and holiday parties. It’s easy to get lo...

Hidden Gems

 

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy crisp cool evenings with family and friends, and the upcoming holiday season is the perfect time to make memories with loved ones. If you’re looki...

Good Reads

by Suzanne Lucey

The holiday season is a time to shower those we love with thoughtful and meaningful gifts … but sometimes shopping for the perfect present for that special someone can be su...

Petite Sweets

by Stacey Moritz

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are almost here. They sure do have a way of sneaking up on us. No doubt you are already planning your holiday entertaining schedule, includin...

Sneak Peak

by Joe Raboine

Now that the 2018 summer season has shaded into autumn, the amount of evenings spent outside on the patio has begun to dwindle down. If you’re looking to get the most out of your y...

Sleep Relief

by Dr. Edmond Suh

Do you ever wake up from a full night’s sleep and still feel tired? Maybe you find yourself gasping for breath during the night or battle insomnia. The fact is, you may actually ha...

Estate Planning Essentials

by Jill Bright

I’m sure you have said to yourself “I really don’t want to do this. It’s not fun. I’ll do it later.” We should prioritize the things we want to do, could do, and have to do as this...

Easy Breezy Holidays

by Holly Hopkins

Here it is – time to plan for all the fun and festivities we love over the next few months. And, as usual, your delicious and beautiful ideas for food, decorating, party-going, and...

Road Trip Ready

by WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Are you traveling this holiday season? For many families, holiday travel means long hours in the car. A little preparation and organization can make all the difference for your nex...

Happy Holidays

by Todd Nelson

The holidays are all about peace and joy … until they’re not. If you find your anxiety levels rising as the holidays and their inevitable hustle and bustle approach, here ar...

The Christmas Tree Tradition

by Shannon Parker

Christmas brings about many wonderful traditions – Christmas Eve service, Salvation Army bells, helping others, stuffing stockings, baking cookies, holiday decorating, and writing ...

Sometimes Less Is More

by Jessica McMican

It’s hard to believe that summer has already come to a close and we have turned the corner into the last quarter of 2018. Anyone else feel like they went straight from announcing t...

Driveable Destination

by Jennifer Smart

Black coats, white vests, and gaudy holiday ties brightened Wake Forest’s streets back in the days when college boys displayed their Christmas finery to impress the townspeople’s d...

Step Up Your Game

by Cassandria Warr

With fall sports in full swing, do you find yourself wanting to improve your game? You’re probably already doing a lot of what’s required to get stronger, faster, and more accurate...

Changing With The Seasons

by Patti Fralix

October brings cooler days and crisper nights. The summer, with its heat, water activities, and lazy days make way for falling leaves, footballs games, and holidays. While I love s...

Our Heritage Revisited

by Amy Pierce

Regular walkers along North Main Street in Wake Forest the past few years have no doubt enjoyed the birth and growth into adolescence of a perennial garden on the south side of the...