April - May - June 2019

A Word From The Publisher

Kent Lower

Warmer weather. Longer daylight hours. Seeds sprouting. Trees budding. Flowers blooming. The smiles of people happy to be outside. All of these are surefire signs that spring is he...

Wake Forest Outdoors

by Bill Crabtree

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

Going (Micro) Green!

by Stacey Moritz

Spring is such an exciting time – the winter chill is finally gone, flowers are blooming, and we all have a renewed sense of wanting what’s fresh and healthy. Now that area farmers...

Spring Prep Cheat Sheet

by Todd Nelson

Finally, Ol’ Man Winter has waved goodbye and Mother Nature has once again graced us with the glory of spring. For homeowners, this is a great time to give your house, both inside ...

The New Appreciation Of The Old

by Chad and Rachel Lynam

Shiny and new has taken a backseat to the chippy, weathered, and worn when it comes to desirable home décor. Now more than ever, the most sought-after items are those one-of-a-kind...

Your No-Nonsense Guide To Metabolism

 

Most of us know that metabolism plays a role in our weight. But what is that role? For that matter, what is metabolism? Metabolism is the process your body uses to turn food and dr...

Driveable Destination

by Jennifer Smart

Just hearing the word Perquimans sparks tiny flickers of mystery, like it could be anything from an exotic fruit to one of those color strips on a paint store sample card. Of cours...

DIY And Springtime

by Dolores Riggins

Spring is such a splendid season that breathes new life into everything around us. Flowers poke their heads up from the ground to fill our yards with vibrant colors. Beautiful leav...

Coding And Creativity

by Andrea Dabal and Michelle Preddice

The process of learning to code encourages one of the most important skills we can teach our kids – creativity. When we were kids, it felt like the sky was the limit with imaginati...

How To "Dress" For Spring

by Holly Hopkins

Can you hear the birds singing away and see that soft shade of green when you gaze at the patch of woods near your house? Me too! These are two signs that the much-anticipated chan...

Wise Ways To Use Your Tax Refund

by Thomas Walters

Filing taxes isn’t an enjoyable task – but once you’re done filling out the forms, you may get excited if you see that a refund is coming your way. If your tax refund is a signific...

Good Reads

by Suzanne Lucey

Spring is here and brings with it sunny days and warm temperatures, so you can finally emerge from winter’s hibernation. Spring also brings with it can’t-miss books for you enjoy o...

Area Events Of Honor

by Jill Bright

Throughout our area, there is an abundance of people and events that express love, respect, and support for the United States of America, its veterans, its flag, and its heritage. ...

Good Night, Sleep Tight

by WakeMed Physician Practices - Pediatrics

Every part of the body benefits from sleep. Our tissues, brain, heart, and muscles all need enough rest to rejuvenate themselves each day and function properly. The amount of sleep...

Ditch The Frizz

by Amy Vulgamott

One of the beauty industry’s hottest hair crazes today is the Brazilian Blowout – just flip through the latest fashion magazines or check out the thousands of before and after pict...

Tips For Tackling Your Kitchen Remodel

by Rhonda Benvie Plummer

The weather is warmer, the flowers and trees are blooming into their full glory, and the birds are singing – this means that spring is in the air. This is a season of rejuvenation,...

Hidden Gem

 

There’s something about hopping aboard a train ... the feeling of nostalgia it brings, of an era long gone by; the sweet memories of childhood days spent playing with your favorite...

Playtime Is Back!

by Margarita Cohen

Slather on your sunscreen, break out your sunglasses, and grab those flip-flops. The days are sunnier and the temperatures are rising, so now you and your family are finally able t...

Smile Bright

by Dr. Edmond Suh

Do you want to dazzle at your upcoming reunion? Are you hoping to impress at an important job interview? Do you simply want to feel better about the appearance of your smile? If yo...

A Work-Life Balance Is Within Reach

 

We all hear the popular phrase “work-life balance” when it comes to achieving the right mix of business and personal life. But in reality, how many of us have found the proper bala...

Life With Low Vision

by Tyler Stiegemeier, OD

Many of us know of a parent, relative, or friend who suffers from an eye condition that reduces their vision. When their vision is reduced despite the use of glasses or contact len...

A Furry Feline

by Sondra Triblehorn

Cats have been around for at least 10,000 years and have warmed our hearts and souls with amusing antics and a soft-spoken presence ever since. If you have never owned a cat, it is...

The Power Of Mindset

by Mauranda Dalziel

Mindset is a powerful thing. It can launch you into success, whether it be business, your personal life, or relationships with family, friends, or colleagues. It can also shift and...

Our Heritage Revisited

by Amy Pierce

One of my favorite things about residing in Wake Forest is that nearly every day I get to drive by or walk through a campus surrounded by an old stone wall. Stones are living thing...