Take a Stand for Veterans’ Families

On Saturday, May 19, Folds of Honor is partnering with clothing retailer Southern Tide to raise money to provide educational scholarships to the children and spouses of fallen or disabled soldiers.

Stand to Honor, a nationwide event, will take place locally from 10:13 a.m. to 5:13 a.m. at the Raleigh Southern Tide located in the... Read More

Home, Sweet (Remodeled) Home

In 2016, Ply Gem launched the Home for Good project. In two years, the Cary-based building product company has provided the materials to renovate 450 houses in 70 communities.

In the Triangle, the company has helped build or remodel more than 80 homes. This week, they completed renovations on five more houses in the southeast... Read More

Family Style

Warm weather is upon us, and with it comes the shift from winter wools to spring’s fresh fashions. But Mother Nature’s seasons aren’t the only ones changing. As we evolve through the seasons of our lives, our perspectives on beauty and style shift with new experiences and growing confidence. Adorned in spring’s best trends, Western... Read More

Smart Arts

With so much attention given to STEM subjects these days, it might be easy to overlook the impact of arts education. But the value of the arts lies beyond learning to carry a tune or draw a straight line.

In its Strategic Plan: Vision 2020, Wake County Public Schools lays out its mission to graduate... Read More

Food & Dining

Tough Cookies

Owning and running a restaurant is not for the faint of heart. It’s financially risky, the hours are long, and it’s just plain hard work.

The three entrepreneurs we highlight here are remarkable examples of the driving forces behind the local food-service industry.

If you have the privilege of meeting them, consider thanking each one... Read More

Call the Hops by Fortnight Brewing Company

Fortnight Brewing Company, established in 2013, is Cary’s oldest brewery. It specializes in the use of English yeast and producing English-style beers.

Since the New England IPA is a subcategory of India Pale Ale that is brewed with English yeast, it is no surprise that Fortnight entered the IPA scene with a New England IPA.... Read More

Home & Garden

The Clan Cuphea

In a plant genus, there are often many species, and being closely related, you might think most would exhibit some semblance of similarity in appearance. As sound as this might seem, I can blow that notion out of the water with the genus Cuphea — or what I impetuously sometimes call the Clan Cuphea.

To... Read More

Your Forever Home

From the outside, John and Mary Ellen Toebes’ brick ranch-style home is noteworthy because it sits on a 5.2-acre wooded lot in downtown Cary, where residential land can be hard to find. Open the door, and you’ll find that’s just the beginning of this home’s surprises.

Brightly colored stucco walls, shuttered window boxes and reclaimed... Read More

We Love

May We Love! For Mother’s Day or dog days

May We Love! For Mother’s Day or dog days

1. Keep Your Cool You don’t have to shorten your long walks as summer warms up. Just pour water onto this Swamp Cooler dog vest from Ruffwear, and the three-layer design will cool down your pooch; $59.95. phydeaux.com

2. Tufts of Fluff This fleece snuffle-mat by Boo Bear Basics is perfect... Read More

We Love! April 2018

We Love! April 2018

1. On Your Toes Smith & Cult’s nail polish is free from the eight worst chemicals typically found in most polish — think formaldehyde, etc. Peaceful Paranoia is good to your toes and the environment, $18. paintbasenails.com

2. Gimme Some Sugar Spring is here, and it’s time to show off your beautiful... Read More