Category: Explore

Shorty’s Famous Hot Dogs

Dog Gone Good Shorty’s Famous Hot Dogs by Jessie Ammons photograph courtesy Wake Forest Historical Museum Walking into Shorty’s Famous Hot Dogs in downtown Wake Forest is like stepping back in time, and that’s why people love it. The no-frills…

Ruggero Piano

“I’m tuning the pianos for grandkids of some of my first customers. You do become part of their families, which is a privilege.” -Richard Ruggero by Jessie Ammons photograph by Madeline Gray Home is at the heart of 60-year-old Ruggero…

Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve

“Bill used to say it was our castle and there was a moat that went all the way around us.” –Merrie Hedrick, The Dr. Bill and Merrie Hedrick Homestead at Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve by Jessie Ammons photograph by Madeline…

Local Labyrinths

Paths to enlightenment: Local labyrinths show the way  by Liza Roberts photographs by Tim Lytvinenko A labyrinth is not a maze. With a single, meandering path to a center destination, a labyrinth guides a walker along a prescribed route; it does not…

Supper Meals delivery service

“Customers have described us as a personal chef but at Panera prices.” –Roxanne Bras, co-founder, Supper Meals meal delivery service by Jessie Ammons photograph by Madeline Gray It began as wishful thinking among young professionals in 2012: A group of…

Flowers and Flour

by Jessie Ammons
photograph by Madeline Gray

Family Fun on the Farm

Out Standing In the Field Farm fun for the whole fam by Katherine Poole photograph by Corey Lowenstein Pumpkins, corn cribs, mazes, hayrides, and farm animals … It’s fall, y’all, and local farms have carved out a cornucopia of fun…

Piedmont Wholesale Flowers

Flower Power A flower farmers’ market thrives in Durham by Jessie Ammons photograph by Casey Toth A crop of local farmers is looking for new ways to grow, and believes that farming flowers is the way to do it. “We…

Wallscapes

Through the Lens: Wallscapes by Jessie Ammons photographs by Geoff Wood and Gibson Wood “Buildings come in a few colors: brown, blue, and clear. Adding another layer of color is what, I think, art does,” says Jedidiah Gant of the…

Take a Child Outside Week

Get Out Take a Child Outside Week by Jessie Ammons Heading outside for a breath of fresh air is rarely a bad idea. Taking a young person along with you: even better. This month, you can join the national movement…

Red and White Shop

“There’s a whole bunch of folks who like N.C. State.” –Mario Ciardella, owner, Red and White Shop   by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long Mario Ciardella’s priorities aren’t black and white; they’re red and white. “We try to have…

Style Feature: Wonderful Woman

Wonderful Woman Taking a cue from this summer’s blockbuster movie Wonder Woman, and its heroine Diana, these fall looks are fierce, classic, and meant to inspire wonder. photographs by Tim Lytvinenko creative direction by Jesma Reynolds model Elena Caron styling…

Triangle Glides

“People experience Raleigh in a different way.” –Baxter Knight, Segway tour guide, Triangle Glides   by Jessie Ammons photograph by Christer Berg Recently retired Mimi Raub spends most of her days soaking up fresh air, meeting new people, and “cruising…

Our Town: Spotlight: Lakeview Daylily Farm

IN FULL BLOOM Lakeview Daylily Farm by Jessie Ammons photographs by Geoff Wood Noel Weston knows plants. As the first-ever horticulturalist for the City of Raleigh, he spent three decades managing park blooms, roadside annuals, and the trees and grasses…

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