July-August-September 2020

A Word From The Publisher

Kent Lower

Hello, CIRCA readers! I hope this note finds you all doing well, and staying safe and healthy! I think it goes without saying that the last few months have been a little different ...

What's Up Wake Forest?

by Amanda Cochrane

We really miss seeing all of you at our events and look forward to when we can be back together. In the meantime, here’s how you can stay up-to-date with the Town of Wake Forest an...

Cool Summertime Treats To Beat The Heat

by Stacey Moritz

Nothing screams summer more than some cool sweet treats. Whether you’ve hit the jackpot picking your own berries at a local farm or visited one of the wonderful farmers markets aro...

Nature Inspired

by Rhonda Benvie Plummer

The concept of bringing nature to your home interior is definitely trending in today’s decorating world. Not only does nature bring warmth and energy to a space, it also provides c...

Summer Break

by Todd Nelson

Even if you’re an outdoor-living kind of family, summer brings new home-cleaning priorities – especially with the kids home for the summer, and perhaps Mom and Dad working from hom...

Good Reads

by Suzanne Lucey

While we are all adjusting to a socially-distant life and daily changes that we never imagined keep on happening, one thing remains the same – the escape a good book provides. Losi...

Don't Delay The Healthcare You Need

 

During these unprecedented times, hospitals and health systems, as well as community providers and physician practices, have adapted and adjusted to not only limit the spread of CO...

Vertical Beauty

by Tina Mast

Vines add new dimension to landscapes by providing vertical interest and color. Choose vines by sunlight requirements and what type of structure they require for adequate support. ...

Summer Sides That Are Sure To Steal The Show

by David Greenwell

Summer is perfect for getting outside and enjoy some time with friends or family … especially after we had to spend most of our spring apart. Now that reasonable (and cautio...

Cool DIY For Hot Summer Fun

by Dolores Riggins

How much fun is it to host a backyard cookout on a beautiful summer evening, even though it might look different in the era of social distancing and smaller-than-normal gatherings?...

Eye-Ing Summer

by Samantha K. McPherson, OD, FAAO

The days are long and the sun is shining. Summer is here! While having fun in the sun, eye safety may come as an afterthought. However, there are several eye dangers that are of pa...

Itch-Free Naturally

by Margarita Cohen

As we navigate today’s COVID-19 climate, it is more important than ever to feel comfortable in your yard. Many people are opting to stay home with their families and will be utiliz...

Hidden Gem

by Robyn Goss-Bennai

We have all been looking for ways to social distance and keep our bodies and minds active during these last few months, and this issue’s “Hidden Gem” – De Hart Botanical Gardens – ...

Stress Strategies

by Nadia E. Charguia, MD

Difficulty sleeping. Wanting to skip school. Stomach problems. Acting out. If your child struggles with anxiety, it’s hard to watch him or her suffer. You wonder how to help. And s...

Sleep Tight

by Dr. Edmond Suh

Do you ever wake up from a full night’s sleep and still feel tired? Maybe you find yourself gasping for breath during the night. Perhaps your spouse constantly informs you that she...

Still Celebrating Life ... Just A Bit Differently

by Jill Bright

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many unprecedented restrictions and challenges to every business, including the funeral industry. Losing a loved one during these unfamiliar times...

Real Estate Today

by Sommer Donahoe

During the recent stay-at-home order, and the many months hunkered down staring at the same set of walls, you may have found yourself daydreaming of a different home. Maybe a bigge...

Creative Non-Creativity

by Buck Buchanan

Oftentimes, we crave something different, but it’s hard to decide what we want instead. This rule certainly applies in the kitchen – especially during the summer months, when our b...

Simple Steps For A Stress-Free Move

by Jonathan Daniel

When moving from one home to another, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with what can be a long and tedious process. That’s why I’m here to help make your transition as smooth and stre...

Ultimate Outdoor Kitchens

by Allison Caudle Abbott

Have you always dreamed of an outstanding outdoor kitchen where you and your family can create lovely memories? Since many of us are spending more time at home this summer than we ...

Flood Facts

by Thomas Walters

Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). But despite their frequency, there are many misconcep...

Our Heritage

by Ed Morris

North Carolina came late to the acceptance of higher education for women. In the 1800s, many, especially men, felt that women need not be educated beyond what it would take to rais...