Spotlight: Not your father’s thrift shop

Father and Son Antiques Don’t let the rack of vintage clothes plunked down on the sidewalk – or the store’s name, for that matter – mislead you. Inside the two-story emporium of vintage-ness on West Hargett Street, Father and Son…

At the Table with Walter

An Evening to Remember WALTER editor Liza Roberts hosts an evening event featuring N&O food writer Andrea Weigl and four of the Triangle’s celebrated women chefs for a lively conversation about the farm-to-table movement, their career success and challenges, and…

Winter squash

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark Folks, we’ve turned pumpkins into the Miley Cyrus of autumn eating. Once upon a time, pumpkins were cherished totems of the season, embraced with fervor by children in costumes. And while vestiges of that innocence…

On a global stage: A day in the life of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

by Liza Roberts photographs by Chris Fowler When 1,700 museum professionals from 30 countries gather this month at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for the prestigious global Association of Science-Technology Centers convention, these international scientists, researchers and educators will…

Spotlight: Get your Nasher on

Nasher Museum of Art 10th Anniversary by Jessie Ammons This fall marks the 10th anniversary of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. To celebrate, the museum is hosting a day-long, museum-wide celebration on October 4 including interactive activities, live…

The North Carolina State Fairgrounds: No one-trick pony

by J. Peder Zane photography by Nick Pironio Ladies and gentleman, children of all ages, step right up and prepare to be bedazzled, bewitched, mesmerized and amazed. For a limited time only, you can witness the biggest, fiercest, most commanding creatures…

Living in harmony

by P. Gaye Tapp photographs by Catherine Nguyen Clarendon Hall, built in Caswell County in 1842, was described by historian Katherine Kendall as “a rich man’s house.” Today it could be described as a house rich in art. Ben and…

Denise Hughes: From earthly trash to maritime treasure

by Samantha Thompson Hatem photographs by Nick Pironio Before you even read this, go ahead and pull out a recycling bag. Denise Hughes asks that you kindly fill it with plastic bottle caps. All sizes and colors are welcome. And don’t…

Shelley Belk and Van Eure: Investing in hope

by Todd Cohen For the one in four families affected by mental illness, finding treatment and a cure can be difficult, frustrating, and often heart-breaking, particularly in a society that stigmatizes the disease. The late Thad and Alice Eure encountered…

A fresh chapter for a storied house

by Ilina D. Ewen photographs by Catherine Nguyen They said it couldn’t be saved. From the sidewalk, the stately house at 304 E. Park Drive was proof of the adage that looks can be deceiving. Off came the rose-colored glasses once…

A Mother’s Place

by Sharon Kurtzman It is not a mother’s place to turn her children into firemen, make them dance like Pavlova, play sports like Kobe Bryant perform in the way of Meryl Streep or Beyonce.   It is not a mother’s…

Capital-style veggies

by Tina Haver Currin photographs by Chris Fowler Caroline Morrison and Siobhan Southern knew they were on to something. Despite a cool reception from lenders, the two knew that Raleigh was ready for a purely vegetarian restaurant. Less than two…

Spotlight: Gourd-geous

  by Mimi Montgomery Hard to believe, but fall is approaching, and with it comes a celebration of all things autumnal. Get in the seasonal spirit with the 74th Annual North Carolina Gourd Arts & Crafts Festival, a celebration hosted…

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