January - February - March 2017

A Word From The Publisher

Kent Lower

After what I hope was a wonderful holiday season for all of you, the time has come to file away as wonderful memories the days of 2016, and welcome with open arms the exciting ones...

Winter In Wake

by Anna Bolton

It’s the beginning of another great year, and that means it’s time to grab your calendar and start planning for 2017. The Town of Wake Forest has several exciting events that you w...

Eating Paleo

by Holly Hopkins

The tree is down, the lights are tucked neatly in their box, the ornaments have been nestled back in storage, the music has faded, and gone are the plates of decadent sweets, dips,...

Chalk It Up!

by Kasey Wright

So the holidays are over and the festive, cheery decorations have been taken down and once again stored away in the attic. If you are like me, the spaces that felt so cozy with lig...

Ears 101

by WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Winter has arrived, and with it comes the increased chance that your little one will experience an ear issue during the colder months. But unless you’re a trained ear, nose, and th...

A Sweet Valentine

by Todd Nelson

This year for Valentine’s Day, instead of focusing on heart-shaped things and material symbols of love, why not plan a day that makes your heart truly sing? Make it all about nurtu...

Driveable Destinations

by Jennifer Smart

It’s not easy finding the right “Driveable Destination” to feature for January, February, and March. Following the excitement of the recent holiday season, everyone’s looking for a...

Coffee Reimagined

by Matt Flinn

Believe it or not, the sweet, black elixir we know as coffee was not first discovered as a drink. Legend holds that an Ethiopian herdsman discovered the coffee bean after finding h...

Winter's Colorful Welcome

by Tina Mast

If you are longing for the beauty of a glorious garden full of color during these cold months, don’t worry ... it is possible to enjoy beautiful blooms in late winter and early spr...

Weathering Winter

by Diane Mack

We are deep in the throes of winter and our skin is feeling the stress of the cold, dry winter months. Skin is always moving; it never stops. This is why we must always access and ...

Help Wanted

by Kelly Trimyer

Let me start by saying that I am biased. I have worked consistently from the time I was hired to staff a movie theater concession stand at the age of 16, and I am a true believer i...

New Year, New Home

by Rhonda Benvie

Every January, people make resolutions. Some vow to exercise more or lose weight; some promise to better manage their financial situation; others may want to become more organized ...

Running Smart

by Dr. Jaime Pedraza

It’s that time again – everyone is making New Year’s resolutions and beginning new training programs to prepare for spring 5Ks, half marathons, and full marathons. Running is an ex...

Ring In A Healthy New Year

by Beth Norton

The holiday season has drawn to a close, and now it’s time to set your New Year’s resolutions. For many, those resolutions are centered around leading a healthier lifestyle. If you...

Simmer Up Some Cozy Fun

by Stacey Moritz

Now that the winter chill has taken up residency, at least for the next couple of months, it’s time to reach deep into your arsenal of all things warm and cozy and find a way to su...

Know The Signs

by REX

We’ve all seen the way heart attacks are portrayed in movies – a seemingly innocent activity is interrupted as the actor suddenly grabs his chest and falls to the floor. While it m...

Going Green

by Monique M. Rogers

For many in the Triangle area, St. Patrick’s Day – a cultural and religious celebration held every March 17, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Irelan...

Staying High And Dry

by Thomas Walters

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of water – a refreshing drink, a way to stay cool, something that keeps your garden healthy? While water is all of those th...

Winter Prescriptions From The Kitchen

by Ouita Gatton Davis

It’s the start of a new year, and today is the best time to begin new eating habits that will carry you into the rest of the year. Changing unhealthy eating habits starts with the ...

Baby It's Cold Outside ... And I'm Bored In Here!

by Vanessa Davis

Are there times when you just want to sit in front of the fire with a cup of tea and enjoy a little quiet time? Well, our pets are just the opposite – they get bored easily &hellip...

Indoor Entertainment

by Todd Nelson

Cold, wet, wintry weather often translates into more inside time for kids – unfortunately, it also often means more screen time, sedentary behaviors, unhealthy snacking, and “I’m b...

Keeping It Clean

by Dr. Jason Gladwell

Choosing to get braces means choosing to have a perfect smile. You don’t want your perfect teeth ruined with stains and decay because you did not take care of your teeth properly w...

The Promise Of A New Year

by Patti Fralix

We greet January each year full of promise – promise that this year will be a great one, filled with commitment, not just resolutions. And yes, with some regret. Regret that the pa...

Our Heritage Revisited

by Amy Pierce

“Our Heritage” is reprinting and updating earlier articles as a way of introducing a ballooning newcomer population to Wake Forest history and culture. In back-to-back 1941 art...