Solar Eclipse 2024: What You Need to Know

Did you know? The next full solar eclipse viewable from the contiguous United States won’t happen until 2044!

Don’t miss the one coming Monday, April 8. While North Carolina is not in the zone of totality — meaning the Moon won’t completely cover the Sun from our perspective — we can expect about 80% coverage.... Read More

Meet the Heart Behind Organ Donation

April is officially National Donate Life Month, a time to draw attention to the need for and importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation. In the United States, more than 100,000 people are waiting for lifesaving transplants, including more than 3,000 North Carolinians. HonorBridge, North Carolina’s largest Organ Procurement Organization (OPO), acts as a... Read More

The Gift of Time

Technology has done a lot of wonderful things for the human race: cars, medicine, the Slinky. But I would argue that one of the biggest technological impacts in the last 25 years has been the good old-fashioned digital calendar.

I don’t know about you, but if it’s not on my calendar, it doesn’t happen. For... Read More

2024 Maggy Awards: Shopping

Lune Spark Center for Creativity Best New Business (Non-Restaurant)

Lune Spark Center for Creativity believes that every young creative deserves the opportunity to explore and refine their passions — which is why center founder Pawan Mishra hears so often from parents some variation of “I wish I had this place while growing up!”

At this... Read More

Food & Dining

Liquid Assets: Kiwis Fly North

Traveling to New Zealand is on my bucket list. Until I can embark on that epic adventure, I will take a seat at KoMANA Brewing Company to sip and savor Kiwis Fly North, a hazy IPA bursting with New Zealand flavors.

Overflowing with exotic fruit such as luscious mangoes, lively passionfruit, and tangy kiwi, this... Read More

Liquid Assets: Reifenberg

Where are my mocktail lovers? RBF, our #EmpowermentSquad hero, not only serves divine Champagne but also delivers love to those who prefer a nonalcoholic libation. At this spectacular feel-good spot, mocktails give the same elevated drink experience to those who choose not to drink the hard stuff.

Enter Reifenberg! With an invigorating blend of herbal... Read More

Home & Garden

Garden Adventurer: The Edible Oddity: Patty Pan Squash

Veteran vegetable gardeners will tell you that summer squash is an easy edible to grow, whether you start from seeds or purchase young plants. But opinions split over the best type to try. Crook-neck connoisseurs stand by their squash, while straight-laced straight-neck growers disagree. Then, there’s the zucchini zealots just waiting their turn.

I’ve grown... Read More

Garden Adventurer: Dutch Treat: Keukenhof Gardens

When springtime arrives in all its visual glory, I occasionally cross The Big Pond to catch European gardens at their seasonal floral finest — and I’m rarely disappointed. Recently, I took a trip to the Netherlands, where flowering plants from fall-planted, spring-blooming bulbs are, simply put, national institutions.

And in the Netherlands, the belle of... Read More

On Trend

On Trend: Modern Caricatures

While caricature art might not be fresh off the easel, modern styles and technologies are revitalizing its popularity, making it trendy all over again.

These skilled artists specialize in creating exaggerated or simplified portraits, usually emphasizing distinctive features or traits of their clients. Caricatures aim to capture the essence of a person in a comical... Read More

On Trend: Never Stop Exploring

It’s time to detach from your devices, quiet your mind, and embrace self-care by connecting with nature. Hiking isn’t just a walk in the park; it’s a journey to a healthier, stress-free lifestyle.

So venture out on a trail, breathe in the fresh air, and savor the natural trails Western Wake County has to offer.... Read More