January - February - March 2020

A Word From The Publisher

Kent Lower

Happy New Year! The start of a new year (and a new decade … hard to believe!) is a time to look back on the past year, and eagerly await what’s to come. The holiday season t...

A Season Of Fun In The Forest

by Amanda Cochrane

The new year has arrived, and that means it’s time to start filling your 2020 calendar! The Town of Wake Forest offers several exciting events guaranteed to help you stay engaged a...

New Year, New Style

by Rhonda Benvie Plummer

As we rang in the new year, we left 2019 with a renewed spirit. In this world of technology, our minds and souls are craving warmth and coziness. As computer screens glare and cell...

Forgotten Edible Treasures

by Stacey Moritz

The new year brings so much hope and promise, and I’m sure by now, your resolution list is posted with prominence on your fridge. If you are like me, you’ve probably given yourself...

Tips For Teaching Your Teen To Drive

by Thomas Walters

If your teen has a permit and is working toward getting his or her driver’s license, you’ll likely need to spend some time teaching him or her how to drive. Many states – including...

Driveable Destination

by Jennifer Smart

We drove four hours into the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to see exactly what sort of community gets blessed with so evocative a name as Meadows of Dan. It conjures images of w...

Good Reads

by Suzanne Lucey

Winter is here, and for many, this may not be their favorite season of the year. But for all the bookworms out there, winter – with its chilly days and even chillier evenings – is ...

Winter Ice Cream

by Buck Buchanan

Here in the south, ice cream is traditionally a summer treat – enjoying a scoop after the ball game, following a trip to the lake, or during a concert in the park. But why, oh why,...

See The World And Stay Healthy

by Claire Larson, MD

Big trips require a lot of planning, and your health should be one of your considerations. Claire Larson, MD, a geriatrician with the UNC Center for Aging and Health, says there ar...

Cool Gadgets For Every Room In The House

by Cynthia Klimasz

Now that the holidays are a beautiful memory, are you finding yourself dreaming of all those gadgety tech gifts that you didn’t find under the Christmas tree or stuffed in your sto...

Around Town

by Jill Bright

Fortunately, spring isn’t too far off on the horizon, which means it’s time to start thinking about checking your lawn and shrubbery conditions, preparing your flower and vegetable...

Warm Up Your Winter The DIY Way

by Dolores Riggins

Ahhhh … winter has arrived. It seems we either love it or don’t care for it very much at all. Whichever way you lean, you can warm things up inside while it’s cold outside (...

Veggies Rule

by Holly Hopkins

Remember growing up, when a standard dinner at home consisted of and centered on the meat: chicken, ground beef, pork, etc.? The protein was the star and the veggies and starch wer...

’Tis The Season To Sell

by Allison Caudle Abbott

Spring is a busy time of year in real estate … as spring flowers bloom, real estate signs seem to pop up at every turn. But the spring season isn’t always necessarily the be...

Hidden Gem

 

Farm machinery repairman Vollis Simpson began making gigantic, fanciful, wind-driven sculptures – popularly called “whirligigs” – at his family farm in Wilson County when he was ne...

Wintertime Is A Great Time For Beer

by Robyn Goss-Bennai

As the cold weather settles in, we begin to wonder why we were so eager to ditch the heat of summer for the cold of winter. In order to restore the warmth lost to us by the tilt of...

Good Gums

by Dr. Edmond Suh

Do you notice a bit of blood when brushing and flossing your teeth? Maybe you think this is normal … it’s not. Healthy gums should not bleed at all when brushing and flossin...

Pre-Spring Cleaning

by Todd Nelson

We all know that spring screams spring cleaning … but these cold winter months have us stuck indoors, dreaming of the throw-open-your-windows-and-doors weather that spring b...

Ocular Health

by Samantha K. McPherson, OD, FAAO

Wrinkles on our skin, weakening bones, and slowing of our metabolism with subsequent weight gain are all very familiar aging changes. Attempts to slow down or minimize the impact o...

Early North Carolina

 

The Wake Forest Historical Museum is pleased to announce “Early North Carolina: Stories of Turmoil and Aspiration,” a course hosted by the WFU ADVENTURES with Lifelong Learning pro...

The Power Of Positivity

by Mauranda Dalziel

Positivity is important for your mind and your spirit – and for all you marketing readers out there, your marketing. When you are marketing your business, your brand, or your produ...

Our Heritage Revisited

by Amy Pierce

The second earliest forerunner (1810) of what’s now known as “The Hearse Song” is an 1810 nursery rhyme: “… On looking up, on looking down, she saw a dead man on the ground;...