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9 Books to Check Out in December

Take advantage of a few days off this month to curl up with one of these novels recommended by Mamie Potter of Quail Ridge Books.

The Whirl: Beach Tailgate

Greg and Susan Weaver hosted a tailgate on Atlantic Beach on October 25 to watch the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State Universty football game. The Weavers welcomed fans from both teams and no one was injured…

The Whirl: Oakwood Wine Tasting

On Saturday, October 24, a small group gathered for an evening of Sonoma- style wine tasting in an event dubbed the Oakwood Winefest 2020. Each couple brought bottles of wine from local retailers, including many from North Carolina vineyards, to…

The Whirl: Dix Park Diwali Celebration

On Saturday, November 7 Dix Park hosted its first-ever celebration of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights in partnership with VAE Raleigh. Participants like artist Vanipriya Ponnapalli drew mandalas with chalk in the parking lot across from the Flower Cottage….

The Whirl: BEAS Luncheon

The Betty Eichenberger Adams Society held its annual luncheon on Tuesday, November 10th with a virtual presentation featuring Maya Freelon speaking about her Greater Than or Equal To exhibit for CAM. Sheri Hagerty hosted a small luncheon for guests to…

The Whirl: Summer Wheat Party

On October 20, Marjorie Hodges and Carlton Midyette hosted a small gathering of friends at their home in honor of Brooklyn-based artist Summer Wheat and Charlotte’s SOCO Gallery. Wheat displayed her paintings and mosaic-covered ottomans. The intimate event was cateredby…

The Whirl: Buddy Walk

On October 25, The North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance hosted a different sort of Buddy Walk, inviting friends and families to participate, on their own time, all over the state. With over 1,100 participants, they were able to raise $173,000…

The Whirl: Crawford & Son Pop-Up Dinner

On October 3rd, chef Scott Crawford welcomed 60 guests to City Market’s cobblestone streets for a pop-up dinner featuring Crawford & Son’s “greatest hits.” Says Crawford: “It was such a beautiful way for us to safely celebrate our fourth anniversary!…

Becoming My Father… and Luckily, his Father, too

Church hymns, flannel shirts and briar pipes—I share today’s simple pleasures with the generations before me. by Jim Dodson A dear friend I hadn’t seen in far too long and I were having lunch outdoors, safely distanced. She sipped her…

Meet the Gingerbread Woman

Grier Rubeling has a talent for crafting with a sweet and unexpected medium.

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