Author Archives: Ayn-Monique Klahre

The Buddy System: Haand Ceramics

Two longtime friends started the successful pottery brand out of Hillsborough, which has collaborated with James Beard Award winning chefs.

A Franklin Descendent in Raleigh

Ruffin Franklin is related to James Franklin, Benjamin Franklin’s older brother — and he wants to set the record straight.

Your 2023 North Carolina Playlist

From jazz to country to rap, local musicians have been busy this past year. Here are the new albums and upcoming projects to look out for.

The Whirl: Beaufort Fall Party 2022

The Beaufort Historical Association held its annual Fall Party on Oct. 22 at the Beaufort Historic Site featuring art by JJ Jiang.

The Whirl: Baily’s Fenton Grand Opening

On No. 6, Bailey’s Fine Jewelry opened its newest location, a 5,000 square foot showroom in the Fenton retail development in Cary.

NCMHF Philanthropy Awards 2022

The North Carolina Museum of History Foundation presented its 2022 Philanthropy Awards for outstanding contributions to local history.

The Whirl: Sizzling Shakespeare

On Nov. 5, Burning Coal Theatre Company hosted its fall fundraising event, Sizzling Shakespeare with local arts patrons.

The Whirl: Evening of Hope Gala 2022

On Sept. 14, the Foundation of Hope held its Evening of Hope Gala at the Angus Barn Pavilion, featuring keynote speaker Marie Osmond.

The Whirl: Women on a Mission Dinner 2022

At this Woman on a Mission Dinner, chef Ashley Christensen curated a seasonal menu, paired wine from Eliza Kraft Olander’s personal cellar.

The Whirl: Taste of the Wild 2022

WALTER’s annual dinner brought together chefs Dean Neff of Seabird and Wyatt Dickson of PICNIC to celebrate North Carolina agriculture.