October - November - December 2019

A Word From The Publisher

Kent Lower

What did autumn say to summer? Make like a tree and leave! As I sat down to write this letter, I recalled how much fun I had including corny autumnal puns last year – so my apolog...

Fall Into Fun In The Forest

by Bill Crabtree

Looking for family fun to wrap up 2019? The Town of Wake Forest has an exciting lineup of free community events and affordable entertainment options scheduled through the end of th...

Hey Y'all, It's Fall!

by Style House Designs

If you ever wished you could ask an interior designer his or her top decorating tips for fall, you’re in luck! Following are some of the top Q & As that we have received for the up...

Driveable Destination

by Jennifer Smart

When I moved to North Carolina more than 20 years ago, it seemed everyone was talking about the Old Burying Ground at Beaufort. They waxed eloquent about the British officer who wa...

Pork Belly Burnt Ends

by Joe Pino

If you fancy yourself a grilling guru, you’ve probably heard of brisket burnt ends. These sweet nuggets of joy are cut from the point muscle on a whole brisket. There is no way to ...

Fall For Winter Beauty In The Garden

by Tina Mast

In gardening, spring is splendid, summertime is fine, and fall glows – but what about winter? You can still enjoy beautiful and interesting plants in winter, some with fabulous flo...

Holiday Home Prep

by Todd Nelson

With just a few weekends to go before the holiday season kicks in, here’s a list of home storage spaces you might want to clean and purge now (especially if you’ll be entertaining ...

Good Reads

by Suzanne Lucey

Fall is here, and the chilly weather it brought with it provides the perfect opportunity for cuddling up under a snuggly blanket or in front of a cozy fire, with a cup of hot cocoa...

A Toast To Roasting

by Stacey Moritz

At long last, we’ve reached my very favorite time of year. The heat has finally dissipated, the kids are back into their routines, and I am eager to get my fall on in the kitchen. ...

Kidney Stones

by The Kidney Stone Center at WakeMed

Here in North Carolina, we’re part of the “stone belt,” where there is a higher incidence of stone disease than elsewhere in the country. While the causes are not fully known, diet...

A Little Holiday DIY

by Dolores Riggins

The long, hot summer has come to an end and that means it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming holidays. Fall is here and Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas will soon be...

Intermittent Fasting

by Robert Hutchins

Most of today’s trendy diets have a lot of rules about what you can eat. Whole 30 restricts sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, soy, and dairy; Keto says no to carbs and limits protei...

Hidden Gem

 

Fall and its cool sweater weather provide the perfect oppor-tunity for getting outside and exploring the many treasures that bless our neck of the woods. If you find yourself havin...

From Sweet To Savory

by David Greenwell

Sweet potatoes are probably one of the most common ingredients in our local autumn repertoire and we see them all over this time of year in their usual forms: candied or caked with...

Holiday Decorating Mistakes

by Rhonda Benvie Plummer

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and decorating for it is an annual project that most people look forward to. It means it’s almost time to head up to the attic and break ...

Steeped In Tradition

by Jill Bright

Traditions are not born – they are made by customs, stories, and the legends who pass them on, year after year. One such tradition is the Town of Wake Forest’s Community Christmas ...

Driveable Destinations

by Jennifer Smart

If you’re looking for a postcard-pretty place to celebrate the holidays, the Town of Beaufort has everything but the snow! For two weekends in December, this coastal community will...

A One-Two Holiday Baking Punch

by Holly Hopkins

Pumpkin spice is in the air. Halloween and harvest decorations have been popping up in the stores for a little while now. And many stores are already covered in Christmas lights an...

Teeth Talk

by Dr. Edmond Suh

Visiting the dentist doesn’t typically rate high on many people’s list of favorite things to do, but oral hygiene and routine dental check-ups are essential to overall health. One ...

Staging For The Season

by Allison Caudle Abbott

You’ve decided to sell your home, but just realized that the holiday season is quickly approaching. You’re probably wondering if you can still decorate for fall. Do you love decora...

All About Hair Extensions

by Amy Vulgamott

Is it hard for you to grow out your natural hair? Did you chop off your hair recently, only to find you’re missing your long locks again? Is your hair thinning with age, or shreddi...

Home Remedies For Cold And Flu Symptoms

by Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care

Cold and flu season is upon us, and each year, millions of children and adults in the U.S. fall ill this time of year. While it’s important to seek medical attention for severe or ...

A Brewpub's Place In The Community

by Brad Wynn

Beer is something many of us enjoy. It might be because it tastes great, or maybe it’s because there are so many styles and flavors that you will probably find something pleasing t...

Dry Eye Developments

by Samantha K. McPherson, OD, FAAO

Do your eyes often feel tired, scratchy, or burn? Do they seem to water excessively? Does your vision seem to blur on a whim? If so, you may be one of the estimated 20.7 million pe...

Smart Shopping

by Thomas Walters

If you’re like many shoppers, the idea of spending a great deal of money on gifts during the holiday season is stressful. Thankfully, there are many ways to help you stay within yo...

7 Tips For Preparing Your Marketing For 2020

by Mauranda Dalziel

2020 is just around the corner! Can you believe it? If you’re a business owner, it’s time to start thinking about what that means for your company and marketing plan. Have you star...

Our Heritage Revisited

by Amy Pierce

Unlike during the Civil War, most colleges were able to remain open during World War I, largely due to the declaration of President Woodrow Wilson that “undergraduate students in c...