January - February - March 2019

A Word From The Publisher

Kent Lower

Hello 2019! I hope this issue of CIRCA Magazine finds all you readers having enjoyed a wonderful holiday season! With the decorations nestled neatly in the attic, the kids back in...

Fill Your Calendar With Fun In The Forest

by Anna Bolton

It’s time to take out your 2019 calendar and start filling it up. Wake Forest offers several exciting events guaranteed to help you stay engaged and active, while kicking off the n...

Souper Supper

by Stacey Moritz

Baby it’s cold outside! The joy and excitement of the recent holidays are now behind us and the winter blues are quickly settling in. Chilly temps lead us to seek warmth and comfor...

Interior Design Trends For 2019

by Rhonda Benvie

It’s that time of year again – a brand new year full of opportunities for personal growth, relationships, and goals. It’s a chance to “reboot” many aspects of our lives. When you’r...

Tidy Tips For Storage Spaces

by Todd Nelson

Entropy – the inevitable, gradual descent from order into chaos – is a simple fact of life for most home storage spaces. Of course, the best way to avoid storage chaos is to simply...

Happy Houseplants

by Tina Mast

Whether your houseplants spent this past summer basking gloriously in the humid heat or chilled out in the house by their favorite window, the shorter, cooler days of winter call f...

4 Tips To Get On Track

by Thomas Walters

You are in your 30s or 40s, and you realize you haven’t saved much for retirement yet. Don’t panic ... there’s still time. And I’m here to share four tips to help you save for reti...

Coding For Kids

by Andrea Dabal and Michelle Preddice

Today’s kids and teens live in a digital world. They are constantly surrounded by smart phones, video games, websites, and even take quizzes and turn their homework in online – the...

Driveable Destination

by Jennifer Smart

It was the Charlotte of yesteryear! That ringing endorsement – straight from the heart of a professional historian – seems like an extraordinary thing to say about a town that toda...

Saturdays Are For Pancakes

by Holly Hopkins

I love pancakes. Always have, always will. My love of pancakes is firmly rooted in family tradition. They are my go-to when going out for breakfast – and my first choice when I hav...

Creating Art With Letters

by Dolores Riggins

Over the last few years, we have seen the popularity of creating art through lettering absolutely explode. In fact, hand lettering has become one of the biggest art trends around t...

The Koinonia Foundation Of Wake Forest

by Jill Bright

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in …” – Matthew 25:35. The Greek wo...

Past Sense

by Dennis G. Michaels

“E pluribus unum,” our national motto, graces historic monuments, the Great Seal, and our currency. It refers to the Union into one country in 1776 by 13 original states. I was rem...

A Taste Of Winter

by Susan Michaels

Ol’ Man Winter has arrived, and his visit provides the ideal opportunity to enjoy time inside on a brisk day or chilly evening. Whether hosting neighbors for the monthly game night...

Dental Developments

by Dr. Edmond Suh

Technology in today’s world is changing extremely rapidly. Everyone sees the advances in products like phones, computers, and TVs, but the same technological transformations are al...

Does Your Child Have Fortnite Fever?

by Jeffrey Ryan, MD

If you are the parent of a tween, teen, or college-age child, chances are you’ve heard of Fortnite Battle Royale, the video game that’s taken over the Internet. Free and available ...

Hidden Gem

 

If you have traveled or strolled down the street that is North Main in Wake Forest – once called “Faculty Avenue” because of all the Wake Forest College professors who lived there ...

Mothers' Milk Bank

by WakeMed Mothers' Milk Bank

Fragile newborns need the best possible nutrition to grow and develop into healthy infants. Breast milk is the recommended source of nutrition for newborns, especially those who ar...

Outdoor Dreams

by Joe Raboine

With winter in full swing, near freezing temperatures and chilling winds may leave backyard project planning on the back burner. However, summer pool parties, backyard barbeques, a...

Is Blue Light Wrecking Your Night?

by Samantha K. McPherson, OD, FAAO

Blue light exposure is a growing public health concern. However, many people do not really understand exactly what blue light is and why the concern is mounting. Most of us are fam...

Our Heritage Revisited

by Amy Pierce

According to the January 1916 edition of The Wake Forest Student, “The distinct need of Wake Forest is a mess hall.” So stated Mr. J. H. Burnett, manager of the Murfreesboro Colleg...