October - November - December 2016

A Word From The Publisher

Kent Lower

Cooler temperatures. Leaves changing. Loads of cooking and baking. Warm beverages. College football. Festive decorating. Cozy sweaters. Holiday excitement. Special time enjoyed wit...

Fall In The Forest

by Anna Bolton

The Town of Wake Forest offers area residents a wonderful array of free community events and affordable entertainment options from October through the end of the year. With no deta...

Simple Holiday Nibbles

by Holly Hopkins

We all look forward to this time of year – the air has a crisp edge, the nights are turning cooler, comfy sweaters and scarves are a mainstay, and friends and family gather togethe...

Autumn's Art

by Tina Mast

Beautiful flowers aren’t just for spring and summer gardens. They can be enjoyed in fall, too. Pansies and mums are great for autumn, but add these others for additional color and ...

Think Pink

by REX

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and people from all over the world will adorn themselves in shades of pink to celebrate those who have spent time fighting the co...

Fun And Festive Holiday Decor

by Kasey Wright

Does decorating your home for the holidays stress you out? With all the pressure we put on ourselves, it can be a bit much to create that perfect look to capture the spirit of the ...

Driveable Destinations

by Jennifer Smart

If you still haven’t made the trip to Panic Point, now is the time to swallow your fear, get in the car, and let the spookiness unspool all around you. Nothing screams “Halloween P...

Handcraft For The Holidays

by Matt Flinn

The holidays are right around the corner and coffee season will soon be in full swing. Your Instagram feed will slowly begin to fill with pictures of pumpkin spice lattes, white ch...

Halloween Candy ... A Trick Or A Treat?

by Dr. Edmond Suh

Halloween, in all its chewy, gooey, caramel-coated glory, is known to wreak havoc on children’s developing teeth (not to mention the teeth of Mom and Dad who are known to sneak som...

Autumn To-Dos

by Thomas Walters

It’s that time of year again: the air is turning cooler, the leaves are starting to turn gold and orange, and the days are growing shorter. Fall is in the air, and that means it’s ...

A Hearty Harvest

by Kristin Harper

Fall in North Carolina is a great time for cooking and baking with fruits and vegetables. Just because the days of summer cookouts, corn on the cob, and fruits like blueberries and...

Don't Hide The Skin You're In

by Diane Mack

Ahhh … thankfully the heat and humidity of summer have waned and we have finally begun to feel the relief of cool autumn air. Our skin also feels the effects of changing sea...

Mantel Magic

by Sandy Maccioli

A well-styled and accessorized fireplace mantel adds beauty to any room. With our busy lives, how do we create the look we desire without stressing our last nerve? Here are a few i...

Fall Wine Forecast

by Eve Burnette

After a long, hot summer, the cool weather of fall is favorably welcomed. Along with the fall season comes football tailgates, outdoor entertaining, sitting around campfires, and t...

Time For A Change

by Beth Norton

Now that the hot days of summer are behind us, are you noticing that they have left your skin feeling dry and drab? Are you frustrated with hyperpigmentation on your face, chest, a...

Paying Tribute

by Jill Bright

There are hundreds of thousands of men and women who have sacrificed or compromised their lives inthe line-of-duty to protect and serve us all. To honor and thank our dedicated mil...

Driveable Destinations

by Jennifer Smart

Finding the perfect Christmas tree is a cherished holiday tradition, but one that can come with its own set of challenges – just ask Charlie Brown or Clark Griswold. Fortunately, t...

Holiday Firsts

by Monique M. Rogers

The holiday season is an exciting one, especially when people celebrate first holidays in special ways. From the ones spent in a new home, as a newly married couple, or with a new ...

Wrap Up A Party

by Stacey Moritz

The joy of the season is once again upon us. It’s time to revel in the spirit of the holiday season by showering those we love with affection – and a few gifts along the way. This ...

A Sweet Season

by Francisco Almaguer

Fall is my favorite season for cooking because it’s the ideal time to integrate North Carolina’s fresh foods into your dessert recipe book. Our state’s fruit and produce selection ...

From Neutral To Knockout

by Rhonda Benvie

In my 20 plus years of interior design, the most common question I am asked is, “Is this trendy?” The truth is, everything is trendy; however, there is a way to incorporate trendin...

’Tis The (Flu) Season

by WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Every year, five to 20 percent of all U.S. residents get sick with the flu. While the severity, exact timing, and length of flu season vary annually, the strategies to help prevent...

Smell The Season

by Todd Nelson

Ever wonder why particular aromas have the power to instantly evoke cherished childhood memories? It’s because your sense of smell is the only one of the five with a direct connect...

Goodbye 2016, Hello Next Generation Of Orthodontics

by Dr. Jason Gladwell

As many of us will wrap up 2016 by reflecting on the events and memories of the passing year, it’s also a time when many of us will notice how much things can change over time &hel...

Less Stress For More Joy

by Patti Fralix

Summer has come and gone, and football season is going strong. We have just entered the busiest time of the year – from October through December, holidays abound. With Halloween in...

Our Heritage Revisited

by Amy Pierce

Back in the day, if you asked someone in northwestern Wake County how to get to the Harricane, you’d invariably hear, “Oh, it’s just up the road a little ways.” They’d point, you’d...