July - August - September 2019

A Word From The Publisher

Kent Lower

Summertime and sunshine are upon us, and sunshine is certainly not something North Carolina lacks! With sensational sunshine comes days spent exploring the outdoors, trips to the b...

Celebrating Summer In The Forest

by Bill Crabtree

Summer’s here so local events are heating up! But where should you go and what should you do to experience the best our community has to offer over the next few months? Look no fur...

Summer Stains

by Todd Nelson

Summer has arrived, and brought with it more party, play, and free time – but also more chances for little accidents that make household stains happen. Never fear! Simply keep this...

Enjoying The Fruits Of Summer

by Stacey Moritz

Summer is here ... long, hot, lazy days are the norm and one of my favorite ways to cool off is enjoying the best part of summer – fruit! Berries, peaches, plums, and melons all sc...

Freshen Up Your Front Porch

by Allison Caudle Abbott

Summer has arrived, and with more of your days and evenings being spent enjoying the outdoors, it’s time to spruce up your front porch ... out with dreary tones and hues, and in wi...

Be Burn Aware

by UNC Urgent Care

It’s a hot summer day, and you’ve been vigilant in applying sunscreen every two hours. That means you’re protected from getting burned, right? Wrong. While sunburn is a real threat...

Stay In Touch

by Thomas Walters

When a disaster strikes, it can often be difficult to commu-nicate with loved ones. Hurricanes, tornadoes, and other emergencies may cause power outages or overwhelm cellular servi...

Successful Summer Gardening

by Tina Mast

There is always something to do in the garden during the summer months. With just a bit of planning to keep it from becoming an overwhelming job, you can ensure your garden not onl...

Fresh Inspiration

by David Greenwell

The most idyllic thing a chef can do is wander through the local farmer’s market, browsing the freshest local ingredients and gleaning inspiration for that day’s menu from the offe...

Driveable Destination

by Jennifer Smart

Saying you should hurry over to Hillsborough feels almost like a PSA, as if visiting could be considered a mental health day. The town certainly possesses a sense of peacefulness a...

The Power Of The Written Word

 

The Magnificent Musings is a program that launched in 2018, with the goal of promoting youth literacy. In today’s high tech world, it’s important to recognize the value of reading ...

Good Reads

by Suzanne Lucey

There are so many things to look forward to and enjoy during the lazy days of summer – afternoons lounging by the pool, Saturday mornings relaxing on the back porch, that long-anti...

Lemon Love

by Holly Hopkins

Summer as a kid was full of riding bikes around the block, tons of sunscreen, helping Grandma and Grandpa weed their enormous garden, days at the swimming pool, reading under the s...

Feeding Our Community

by Angela Bendorf Jamison

A few years after moving to Wake Forest with his wife and three young daughters, Patrick Fiore lost his well-paying job and found himself in line at the Tri-Area Ministry Food Pant...

Simple Summer Decorating Ideas

by Rhonda Benvie Plummer

Knowing that we are going to be spending a great deal of time outside during the warm summer months, we often use this as an opportunity to freshen up our outdoor living spaces. Ho...

Swim Safely

by WakeMed Children's Emergency Department

Families are packing up their beach bags and jumping into pools, oceans, rivers, and lakes. While summer is a great time to enjoy some fun in the water, it’s also the time of year ...

The Next Step In Grill Evolution

by Joe Kimray

Summer is finally here, and for many people, that means it’s time to get outside in the evenings with family and friends to fire up the grill. Grilling has been around since the da...

Summer Entertaining On The DIY

by Dolores Riggins

The lazy days of summer mean it’s time for backyard barbeques, watching fireflies, and spending time with family and good friends. While we often like to plan for these memorable m...

Dental Developments

by Dr. Edmond Suh

As with any industry, innovation and technological changes are taking place constantly. Most of us would not grab a paper map or print directions from Google Maps to head out on a ...

Unlocking The Future

 

If you’ve tuned into our past articles, you’ll know that we are big proponents of learning to code at a young age. With a variety of skills that can flourish with the ability to co...

A Clear Vision For Learning

by Cassandria Warr

Vision has many components – and if any of these components are reduced, they can affect learning for a child. Visual acuity is the ability to see the letters on the eye chart, and...

Hidden Gem

 

It doesn’t get much better than taking in a baseball game on a warm summer night … sipping a cold beer, savoring a slaw-slathered hot dog, listening to the roar of the crowd...

Building Hope

by Margarita Cohen

My husband Rich and I truly love North Carolina. We especially love being outdoors during the spring and summer seasons. In my opinion, there is no better place in the world to be ...

The Power Of Social Media

by Mauranda Dalziel

When it comes to social media marketing, many are left scratching their heads wondering where to begin, or what all the fuss is even about. As a small business owner con-stantly lo...

Our Heritage Revisited

by Amy Pierce

“Our Heritage” is reprinting and updating earlier articles as a way of introducing a ballooning newcomer population to Wake Forest history and culture. “On dimestore Saturdays ou...