January - February - March 2018

A Word From The Publisher

Kent Lower

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season filled with fun, family, and festivities, and are ready to kick off a great 2018! While it’s hard to believe we have t...

A Season Of Fun In The Forest

by Anna Bolton

It’s time to grab your calendar and start planning for a fun 2018. Wake Forest has several exciting events planned that are guaranteed to help you stay engaged and active, while ki...

Stop The Resolutions ... And Simply Embrace Starting!

by Holly Hopkins

I don’t know about you, but I have never kept a “resolution” I made for longer than a month (ok, even a week, maybe) ... why? Well, my resolutions usually involved the word “diet” ...

Cleaning Myths Debunked

by Todd Nelson

Who doesn’t love the brilliant gleam of a freshly polished dining room table? That lemony smell has become so synonymous with clean that few dare question what’s lurking beneath th...

The Beauty And Benefit Of Houseplants

by Tina Mast

Who cares if it’s cold outside? We’ve got “The Great Indoors” to enjoy this winter! You can make your home feel comfy and cozy in so many ways during the frigid season, but my favo...

Good Reads

by Suzanne Lucey

Who doesn’t love a good book? In today’s digital world, isn’t it nice to curl up on the couch on a cold winter’s evening, the fire roaring, a glass of wine or a cup of hot chocolat...

Hot Home Trends For The New Year

by Rhonda Benvie

It’s that time of year again – a time to resolve to start anew and fresh. As the old saying goes, “Out with the old and in with the new.” As you look around your home, you may see ...

Fighting Fibromyalgia

by WakeMed Physician Practices - Rheumatology

Diagnosing fibromyalgia can be difficult because many of the symptoms can be the onset of something else. Fibromyalgia can cause chronic pain and fatigue similar to arthritis. When...

Year-Round Outdoor Enjoyment

by Joe Raboine

Winter is in full swing with its near freezing temperatures and chilling winds, and with that, last summer’s pool parties, backyard barbeques, and late nights out on the patio with...

Navigating Winter Wine

by Joe O'Keefe

So little time and so much wine. I hear that quite often from the folks I meet at the shop, as well as in my civilian time. It is true. We are very fortunate in North Carolina to h...

Driveable Destinations

by Jennifer Smart

For those who love those out-of-the-way locations that somehow feel like another world (or maybe even another time), you can’t do better than the town of Franklin, North Carolina. ...

Workout Hurdles

by REX Wellness Centers

Trying to squeeze a workout into a busy schedule can feel impossible. It’s easy to come up with a perfectly reasonable explanation for why you just can’t fit in fitness. For women,...

Out With The New, In With The Old

by Laura Cashwell

Wait a minute – is that a typo? Did I get my words mixed up? It’s “Out with the old, in with the new,” right? Well, maybe for some, but as the owner of an antique and home décor sh...

Wake Forest - A "Dementia Friendly" Community

by Jill Bright

It is normal for our memory to deteriorate a little as we grow older. When you or your loved ones start having problems remembering things, it can be very upsetting, frightening, a...

Know Your Roots

by Stacey Moritz

As we settle into winter, we strive to find warmth, comfort, and sustenance in all aspects of our lives. Frankly, there is no better way to enjoy all of these than being surrounde...

Managing Myopia

by Tyler Stiegemeier, OD

Near-sighted, or myopic, individuals can see well up close, but have blurred distance vision without the help of glasses or contact lenses. Myopia is a growing concern in the Unite...

Hidden Gems

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Here in North Carolina we are blessed with many famous landmarks … the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the Biltmore Estate, Fort Fisher, just to name a few – all must-have visits ...

A New Year Of New Resolutions

by Jessica McMican

It’s the new year, and once again you’ve scribbled the words “weight loss” on your list of resolutions. You’ve promised yourself this year is going to be different. There’s only on...

Lawn Care Calendar

by Tina Mast

In our area of North Carolina, we can grow either cool-season or warm-season grasses. Cool-season grasses – such as Kentucky bluegrass, perennial rye, tall fescue, and creeping red...

Keep It Clean

by Todd Nelson

Instead of a “New Year, New You” resolution for 2018, how about a “New Year, New Home Cleaning Routine” resolution instead? A clean home is healthy and contributes to a deep sense ...

A End To The Ouch

by Dr. Jason Gladwell

Brrrr! It’s cold out there! Yes, colder temperatures and wintry weather are upon us. As you bundle up to head outside, think of all the preventive measures you take to stay warm an...

Celebrate Your Pooch

by Vanessa Davis

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and finding just the right gift to show that someone special in your life how much he or she means to you is a must. But this day doesn’t ...

Straight From The Heart

by Monique M. Rogers

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, and provides the perfect opportunity to buy your sweet someone a little sweet something to remind him or her just how much you care. If you’re si...

Living Intentionally

by Patti Fralix

It was the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, when I was awakened from a restless sleep. I had finally turned out the lights and all electronics around 11:00...

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.  Like the rest of the ...