April - May - June 2020

A Word From The Publisher

Kent Lower

Publisher’s Message: As of press time, which was in mid-March, we were experiencing an unprecedented time in our community, our nation, and our world … it was a very fluid t...

Wake Forest Outdoors

by Amanda Cochrane

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...

Cooking Eggs In Cast Iron

by David Greenwell

We generally associate the words “comfort food” with dinner dishes like meatloaf, chicken pot pie, and the like – dishes that warm up our insides on a chilly fall or winter night. ...

7 Tips For Outdoor Entertaining

by Allison Caudle Abbott

Having a great outdoor space at your home is so important if you like to entertain family and friends. During the spring and summer months, you’re likely to want to spend time outs...

Staying Safe

by Thomas Walters

Springtime means more time outdoors – sprucing up the garden, mowing the lawn, washing the car, kicking the soccer ball. This also means that you’re in and out of the garage a lot ...

Best Roses For Our Region

by Tina Mast

It wasn’t until I moved to North Carolina that I realized how easy it was to grow roses in my native California. Sure, we had diseases and bugs, but where I lived, there were no de...

Spring Clean Your Design

by Rhonda Benvie Plummer

Spring is in the air! The trees are blooming and regenerating their coat of leaves. The flowers are blessing us with their vibrant colors and the birds are singing. Springtime take...

CBD 101

by Angelo Belardo

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely heard about CBD recently – it seems that overnight, CBD has popped up everywhere. You’ve driven by that new CBD shop in town, ...

Buying A House?

by Jonathan Daniel

Spring is traditionally the season when home buyers and sellers begin focusing on their home transition. While home buying and selling happen throughout the year, of course, spring...

Driveable Destination

by David Leone

Winter is finally over, and while it wasn’t the coldest one on record, we certainly had our share of wet, chilly, yucky days. Spring in North Carolina is the perfect time to get ou...

Good Reads

by Suzanne Lucey

We hear it all the time – spring is a time of renewal. It’s a time to revitalize our homes, our bodies, and our minds. What better way to refresh our homes than with a good spring ...

Gum Contouring

by Dr. Macon Singletary

Are you self-conscious about your smile? If so, you are not alone. Achieving a beautiful smile can not only change the way you look, it can also change the way you feel – it can im...

Cleaning With Fido

by Todd Nelson

Pets contribute so much joy and love to a household. Bu they contribute their fair share of dirt, grime, dander, odors, and other messes too. Much like babies and toddlers, pets ar...

Salsabilities

by Stacey Moritz

With the winter chill now just a memory, the prospect of visiting roadside farm stands and produce aisles bursting with fresh fruits and vegetables gets me excited to start cooking...

Talking To Teens About Unhealthy Behaviors

by UNC Health

Around age 11, children experience a major growth of neurons, or brain cells, that shifts which parts of the brain dominate behavior and decision-making. At this time, the prefront...

4 Easy Steps To Building A Healthy Meal Plan

by WakeMed Food and Nutrition Services

We all know that a few minutes of preparation can go a long way in ensuring a successful result. Meal planning is no different. When you have to improvise your meals because you do...

How To Survive Pollen Season

by Todd Nelson

Spring in North Carolina means warm days, longer evenings, beautiful blooms ... and pollen. Aside from torturing allergy sufferers, spring pollen season can wreak havoc both in and...

Feeling Crafty

by Dolores Riggins

Spring is finally here. This means it’s time to tackle the spring cleaning. It’s time to take on projects around the house that will help freshen it up a bit after the long, dark w...

Hidden Gem

by Robyn Goss-Bennai

“A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself,” wrote Laura Gilpin. Everyone needs a little magic in their lives. Nature is brimming with magi...

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

by Jill Bright

As the population and lifespan of seniors and people with disabilities continues to grow, many find it more comfortable and affordable to stay in their own homes as long as possibl...

Celebrating 50 Years At TLC

 

It started just over 50 years ago, in 1969. A group of local parents who had children with disabilities was frustrated by the lack of programs and services in their community. All ...

For The Men

by WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Getting a vasectomy is a big decision – although experts say making the decision is far more difficult than the procedure itself. Here, we talk with urologist Dr. Ian Udell from Wa...

Boost Your Curb Appeal

by Thomas Walters

Whether you’re planning to sell your home, or you’ve lived in it for years and intend on staying for many more to come, remember that you only have a few moments to make a good imp...

TMJ And Jaw Pain ... A Pain In The Neck

by Dr. Edmond Suh

Pain of any kind is not welcome, but pain in your jaw can be miserable. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which connects your jawbone to your skull on each side of your face, is c...

Eyeing New Technology

by Jennifer LH Murphy, OD

In this modern world, long hours using a digital device are a fact of life. It is how we work, learn, and relax. Whether it is on a computer, tablet, or smartphone, we are spending...

Bug Off ... Safely!

by Margarita Cohen

The warm weather has arrived, and I know you’re itching to get outside and enjoy your yard with loved ones. You can’t wait to bust out the grill, relax with a glass of wine on the ...

Screen Time

by UNC Health

Children are spending more time in front of portable screens, such as smartphones and tablets, and at younger ages than ever before. In fact, children ages 8 to 12 spend more than ...

Our Heritage Revisited

by Amy Pierce

Who doesn’t love the sight of an old mill and its pond, a place where wood, water, stone, and human once came together in nature only for good? In this issue, “Our Heritage” shines...