April - May - June 2018

A Word From The Publisher

Kent Lower

Warm, sunny days. The inviting outdoors. Beautiful blooms. A time to refresh and rejuvenate. Pollen-covered everything. All of these must mean that the glorious season of spring in...

Wake Forest Outdoors

by Anna Bolton

The Town of Wake Forest is offering a wonderful array of fun and exciting events over the next few months guaranteed to help you shake the winter blues and celebrate the return of ...

Simple Spring DIY Decor

by Kasey Wright

There is something to be said for getting your hands dirty and working on a little springtime do-it-yourself project. Surely you have been all over Pinterest, scouting ideas on how...

The Big Spring Clean

by Todd Nelson

Spring is the best time of year to go big with your cleaning. Warmer temps and fresh air energize, and with days growing longer and more light streaming in, there’s no more hiding ...

Got Succulents?

by Kelle Sullivan

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that succulents are popping up everywhere. There are so many different beautiful varieties out there and they’re so fun to grow and...

Field Of Dreams

by Jennifer Smart

Wake Forest is growing and changing. But it’s also staying the same. Nobody said it better than Wake Forest College basketball standout Jack Murdock (WFC ’57). Jack is featured in ...

Top It Off With Granola

by Holly Hopkins

Close your eyes. Picture it – that perfectly ripe, red strawberry delicately balanced in your palm. Imagine how juicy it will be, how biting into it and tasting that one-of-a-kind ...

Treasure Your Chest

by WakeMed Breast Services Program

Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in this country. Even though treatments are better than ever, one person dies every 13 minutes from breast cancer. The go...

Driveable Destinations

by Jennifer Smart

With a perfect combination of big city bustle and country charm, northern Wake County strikes a delightful balance between metropolitan and rural. We’re sophisticated but also auth...

Stop The Burn

by REX Digestive Healthcare

If you’ve ever felt a fiery sensation behind your breastbone or tasted something like battery acid in the back of your throat, then you might have had acid reflux, also known as he...

Radiant Roses

by Tina Mast

The rose is known as a lovely addition to the garden. It’s also known to be high maintenance. The secret of success is to give it regular attention and provide it with the most opt...

To Save Or Not To Save

by Cindy Davis

Oh, how we love everything about spring. Everything, that is, except spring cleaning – not just deep cleaning the house, but also the inevitable, impending process of sorting,...

A Backyard Revamp

by Joe Rabione

Gardening isn’t just for suburban backyards anymore. A new generation of gardeners is taking to the soil, and they’re often planting in urban settings that present unique challenge...

What Is Microblading?

by Naomi Saphire

Beautiful eyebrows can make a huge difference to your face. Some people are genetically fortunate to be born with nicely shaped brows with just the right amount of hair. Many need ...

A Healthy Diet For Healthy Eyes

by Samantha K. McPherson, OD, FAAO

We all know that eating a well-balanced diet rich with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is important for overall good health. But have you ever considered which foods have supe...

Hidden Gems

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Spring offers a great opportunity to shake off the rust from a cold winter when we are forced to spend so much of our time indoors. The arrival of warmer weather is the perfect tim...

All Gave Some, Some Gave All

by Jill Bright

One of the most respected, recognized, and oldest military awards presented to a member of the United States Armed Forces is the Purple Heart. It is a unique decoration, not given ...

Good Reads

by Suzanne Lucey

The warm weather of spring offers the perfect opportunity to get outside and take advantage of the sunshine on our faces. It encourages us to get some outdoor exercise like riding ...

Orthodontic DIY Or DI-Don't?

by Dr. Jason Gladwell

This is the age of Pinterest and DIY projects. As you scroll through Facebook, you see a dozen do-it-yourself video tutorials of projects ranging from painting flower pots to house...

Think Outside The Tent

by Margarita Cohen

With spring here and summer just around the corner, your backyard is likely becoming the prime playtime spot for your family. But as a parent, you know summer requires a little ima...

Think Spring

by Rhonda Benvie

Every year, we all look forward to spring. The warm weather invigorates us and gets us in the mood to spring clean and de-clutter from the winter season. What is the status of your...

It Starts With Us

by Jessica McMican

Have you ever caught yourself saying something, quickly realizing it is something your closest friend says all the time? Or maybe you noticed one day that you know all the words to...

Bye Bye Bad Breath

by Dr. Edmond Suh

No one intentionally wants to walk around with bad breath and it can be an awkward conversation to tell a family member, friend, or colleague, let alone a complete stranger, that h...

Our Heritage Revisited

by Amy Pierce

The front page of the April 2, 1999, Wall Street Journal reported, “Lovers These Days Are Going Anywhere But to the Lanes.” The article bemoaned the fact that “a quaint relic of ro...