January - February - March 2022

A Word From The Publisher

Kent Lower

Happy New Year, CIRCA readers! I hope this note finds you having enjoyed a wonderful holiday season and ready to embrace a terrific 2022! As we kick it off, I’m excited to share ...

What's Up Wake Forest?

by Town of Wake Forest

Happy New Year from the Town of Wake Forest! We are kicking off 2022 by offering several exciting events that will help you stay engaged and active. From musical performances and e...

Decor Dilemma?

by Rhonda Benvie Plummer

A new year always means new beginnings. Many of us ponder what we can change in our lives to make them different, or even better. Our health and well-being. Our finances. Our relat...

Financial Focus

by Tom Piper

If you’re getting close to retirement, you’re probably thinking about the ways your life will soon be changing. And one key transition involves your income – instead of being able ...

Let's Get Moving

by WakeMed Health & Hospitals

If you want to feel better, and maybe even look younger, you need to get moving. The hardest part is getting started, especially now amidst the hallmarks of winter – short days, co...

Pre-Sale Prep And Staging

by Jonathan Daniel

If you are planning to sell your home, it is important to think about how to best position it to ensure you receive top dollar in this market. Pre-sale preparation and home staging...

New Year, New Habits

by Todd Nelson

How often have you made a big New Year’s resolution (“I will lose 40 pounds; go to the gym every day; quit [bad habit]”), only to fail by the second week of January? This year, ins...

Hidden Gems

 

American anthologist Terri Guillemets said, “The color of springtime is flowers; the color of winter is our imagination.” These words serve as inspiration to seek comfort in the co...

Crafty Ways To Chase The Winter Blues Away

by Dolores Riggins

Chilly days. Colder nights. Winter is here, and odds are likely you’re spending more time indoors where it’s nice and warm. And while sitting by the fire and binge watching your fa...

The Perfect Meal For A “Chili” Night

 

Winter is here! The days are cold, and the nights even colder. For me, that means it’s time to break out a cast iron dutch oven and cook up something that will warm not only the so...

Seasonal Selling

by Allison Caudle Abbott

Even in a hot seller’s market, preparing your home for sale is still key to making sure you get top dollar. At times, the preparation can seem like a daunting task. The first impre...

Moving?

by Thomas Walters

When moving, you of course will be trans-porting a number of important belongings to your new home. Some may be important for their sentimental value, and others because of their f...

Quick And Easy Winter Dishes

by Stacey Moritz

As the warm glow of the holiday season has waned and we are settling into the chill of winter, we find ourselves craving comforting food and hearty family dinners. However, even th...

Yoga

by ​Ashley Sayaloune

There are many ideas regarding what yoga is and isn’t, and whether or not it is accessible to everyone. It isn’t just a meditative practice or a physical exercise. Yoga is the very...

Beyond Beige

by Amy Rikhoff

An aspect of interior color schemes that has always interested me is the prevalence of white ceilings and the extended length of time for which this trend has persisted as an inter...

Crazy For Crab Cakes

by Bracy Dutton

Growing up on the eastern shore of Maryland, blue crab has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. Whether eating it on the back porch on a Saturday afternoon or watching...

A Toast To Winter

by Joe O'Keefe

Happy New Year to all you wine and beer fans! While the holidays are behind us and some of you no doubt are kicking off 2022 with a dry January (personally, if I were doing that, I...

Inspect To Avoid The Unexpected

by Sommer Donahoe

One of the best parts of being a real estate agent is sharing the following phrase with your client – “Congratulations, you are under contract!” The searching, touring of homes, th...

Good Reads

by Suzanne Lucey

When Mother Nature prevents you and your family from being able to venture outside this winter, turn to an adventure of a different kind – a good book. Doesn’t grabbing your cozies...

Cooked In Tradition

by Grace Lower

Hot, hot – hey, we got it! That’s a Polar Express reference – and if you didn’t know that, then you need to grab your loved ones and a cozy blanket, and sit by the fire to watch on...

Healthy Hips

by Raleigh Radiology

For new parents, the health of their newborn baby is a top priority. From pregnancy to the hospital stay after delivery and then subsequent check-ups with the pediatrician, prenata...

On The Road To Recovery

by Antonio Bryan

With the arrival of the new year, many of you likely set resolutions focused on improving your health and wellness. Perhaps you’re ready to make positive lifestyle changes such as ...

Driveable Destination

by Grace Lower

The mountains of North Carolina are beautiful and enjoyable any time of the year; however, winter is an especially marvelous season to take in all that the area has to offer. In th...

Winter Gardening

by Jimmy Tompkins

Winter in North Carolina can be a wonderful and beautiful time of year. But for our gardens and landscapes, it can also be a dull and colorless time of year. The leaves have all fa...

Wintery Apple Delights

by Buck Buchanan

With winter here, it is hard to get into the baking mood. Many of the fresh ingredients we like to bake with are out of season – peaches, blackberries, and blueberries just to name...

All About Veneers

by Dr. Edmond Suh

Have you ever wondered why it seems like al-most every celebrity has perfect teeth? From the big screen stars to social media influen- cers, it’s easy to see straight, white, even...

Living With Low Vision

by Dr. Kimberly Douglas

Millions of Americans experience low vision as a result of common ocular diseases. It is also common to hear people use the term “legally blind” without an understanding of what it...

2022

by Nick Pione

2022 is here and it’s time for a new set of New Year’s Resolutions. You know, the things we pledge to do differently this year, even though you may not have completed last year’s. ...

Our Heritage

by Ed Morris

If you lived in Wake Forest – aka Baptist Hollow – in the first half of the 20th century, you lived in the cradle of college sports in North Carolina. You may have had a favorite s...