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Fifty & Fabulous +

with the unstoppable Dan A. Young

Smedes York In this and the story behind issue: the ‘57 Chevy

Seaboard Café in downtown Raleigh

Healthy Living with Anne Barrington



Fifty+ & Fabulous: Daniel A. Young


Triangle Dining: Seaboard Café


Health and Wellness: Spring Clean Your Diet!


Uncorked: Pairing Like a Pro


Travel: Turkey, Not East, Not West


Art: Area 919


Finance: Taxes on Non-U.S. Citizens


History: The ’57 Chevy


Health and Wellness: New Year, New You!


Calendar: March


Puzzle : Dancing the Night Away


Finance: ETFs 101—How to Choose an ETF

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DANIEL A. YOUNG by Dorothy Lewis


f you follow the advice of a local man, he may just have the prescription to slow down aging. Daniel A. Young, aka, the tennis doctor, epitomizes the fact that age really is just a number as reflected in his life. At the age of 73, the prostate cancer survivor plans to ignite the tennis courts this summer as the area’s top tennis player in the 70 to 74 year-old age group. Young qualified for this year’s national senior tournament, after scoring the tennis championship title in the 2014 Senior Games State Finals in Raleigh for his age group. The match takes place in July at the National Senior Games in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Young, a NC State Wolfline bus driver by day, flashes a magnetic smile when he explains how he fell in love with the game. He said his hunger for the sport didn’t begin on the tennis courts, but rather at a supper table back in 1972. “I was at a Caberet dinner and there was a man at the table who challenged me to play him.” They played two matches. “He beat me 6-0 both times. I told him I want a rematch in a month.” Four weeks later, Young came away victorious, beating his opponent. “I have not stopped playing since that day,” Young added. 40-plusyears later, he still has a fire in his belly for the game. “You never get too old to play tennis,” said this year’s National tennis champion contender. “The proper form of tennis is economy of motion. What that means is you exert the least amount of effort to produce the stroke and nothing more.” In his spare time, he can be spotted giving lessons to young and old alike. “I believe I can teach anyone to play tennis,” Young said. He uses unconventional props such as knives, scissors, a hammer and even an egg in his lessons. He is so passionate about the sport that he invented and has a patent for what he calls the ace-maker. The ace-maker is a contraption strapped to the ball that will help tennis players improve their serve. It’s actually so effective that Young is able to hit a tennis ball blindfolded. It includes a book he’s written to help anyone stay on top of his or her game entitled A Prescription for Better Tennis! 100+Tennis Tips

Dan shows us his amazing blindfolded serve.

from the Tennis Doctor. The ace-maker is available at “Not even prostate cancer will prevent me from playing the game I love. If the sun comes up, I’ll be playing,” he added grinning. Young is also a published author and thespian who has performed in Raleigh in the play “Fences” directed by Ira David Wood; and was cast as an extra in the 1989 HBO movie, “Heist”, starring Pierce Brosnan. Young is so true to his word about not letting cancer or aging slow him down that he still revs up his 2004 650 Yamaha Classic motorcycle whenever he can. “When I found out I had prostate cancer in 2010, I decided to drive my motorcycle across the country,” Young said. “I don’t think anyone really believed me when I said I was going to do it. I guess they didn’t know me very well,” he says grinning. Young said the trip took a total of three-weeks. “I wanted to follow Route 66, the old American highway.

It was one week out there, one week in California and one week back.” His cross-country trip took him through Kansas, where gas stations and hotels can be scarce, and that’s where his girlfriend Judy Bell was invaluable. “She didn’t go, but I couldn’t have done it without the support of my darling Judy.” She held down the home front back in North Carolina, and was instrumental in helping Young fulfill his cross-country dream. “I stayed here at home and helped him navigate,” said Bell, who has known Young for nearly 30-years. “I helped him find hotels and made reservations for him. I’m glad he did it. Dan is willing to rise to any challenge, and stands up for what is right. I admire him because he keeps on keeping.” Today Young, a proud U.S. Air Force veteran, still rides that same motorcycle to raise awareness for comrades who didn’t make it home from tours of duty. “I’m a member of Rolling Thunder,” Young said. “Our mission is to help bring prisoners of war and those missing in action home.” Young wants people to know that getting older is not a bad thing. “People say you’re too old to ride a motorcycle, or you’re too old to do this or that, but age really is just a number. Nothing is going to stop me from doing what I want to do in life.” Catch Dan on his blog where he discussed tennis and other topics at B! The author describes herself as “a lover of people and inspired by the spirit and memory of my best friend and soulmate R.L. Gregg.”

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his column is dedicated to my good friend, Kim Weiss of Blue Plate PR, who turned me on to Seaboard Café with her raving of the Café’s scrumptious marinated carrots. But hearing about Seaboard Café and finding it were two different things. I was always told Seaboard Café was located near Logan’s Trading Company, as in “next to.” But to actually reach the Café,

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you enter Logan’s main door and weave your way toward the back, finding a quaint deli that was once upon a time the railroad station’s sandwich shop. Had I known that Seaboard Café has such good chicken salad I would have rooted out the place like a pig sniffing for truffles. And so I begin the review: yes, the chicken salad with its old-fashioned style is not to be missed. But pickled carrots? Owner Rick Perales told me this story: When he was just starting out in the early 90s, a very kind couple who befriended Rick and admired what he was doing decided to pitch in and help him iron out some of the kinks of the operation. The two were restaurateurs from Southern Pines. The couple was so involved with Rick’s business, they even gave him one of their most treasured and private recipes, one for pickled carrots on the provision that he would never, ever share the recipe with anyone else. Rick has kept his promise and these delectable matchstick marinated carrots have become a mainstay on

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The atmosphere, just like the menu, is very wholesome. Their outdoor seating is situated in the middle of Logan’s plant nursery. Nothing can compare to eating a delicious Ruben in a garden room with rain hitting the windows. One of the small attentions to detail that I liked was a bit of fresh mint and lemon that arrived beside my cup of ice water—a very nice touch. If you are not convinced by now that Seaboard Café is an impeccable lunch destination then consider these online ratings: Facebook: 4.8/5, TripAdvisor: 4/5, Yelp: 4/5. Reviewers continue to praise both the food and the atmosphere and it seems that they cannot get enough of it. Seaboard Café is open for lunch, Monday to Saturday from 11am to 2:30pm, with no reservations required. Seaboard Café comes highly recommended for a great lunch downtown! B!

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the menu; the acid-to-sweet balance is perfect and even though they’re marinated, the carrots remain firm, so you can eat them like French fries while reveling in the fact that they’re much healthier. Seaboard Café is a much-refined operation beyond the original lunch counter that once served passengers at the Seaboard Train Station. At first, Rick kept the menu basic: hot dogs, hamburgers and fajitas. The hot dogs disappeared from the bill of fare and the fajitas are no more, but the Char-grilled Hamburgers ($8.75) are still part of the Seaboard Café menu. One of Seaboard Café’s most popular sandwiches—and my publisher Crash’s favorite here—is the Veggies on Sunflower Bread ($7.25). Cheddar and Swiss cheeses are layered with a variety of fresh veggies (lettuce, onion, tomato, sprouts, cucumber and pickle with mayo). We also tried the NY Reuben ($8.50), which, even though it had all the ingredients of a classic Reuben, I thought could use a bit more meat. All their sandwiches have the option of being served on white, rye, whole wheat, sourdough or sunflower bread. Here are the items that I consider first-rate based from two tastings at Seaboard Café: Bowl of Soup & Muffin ($5.95), any of the various Chicken Salad or Tuna Salad preparations (Old Fashioned Chicken Salad Sandwich on Whole Wheat $7.75 or half

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Spring Clean Your Diet!

pring is in the air, and I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for some spring cleaning! I love getting rid of stagnant dust, dirt and smells, removing old clutter and bringing out fresh, clean surfaces, colors and fragrances so I feel refreshed and ready for summer. But how do you spring clean your diet? And why should you? We are born with abundant energy; just watch a baby or a toddler. But where does all that energy go? At one time or another we have all felt a lack of energy, even in our 20s or 30s after studying all night, sleepless nights with a newborn, or putting in 80-hour work-weeks trying to get ahead in our careers. And it usually gets worse in our 40s and 50s when many people feel depleted of energy on a daily basis. The basics of diet and energy seem simple: we get energy from food. Calories = Energy. In fact, the relationship between food and energy has become a lot more complex, since the explosion of processed foods in the 20th century. Today, the food you eat is just as likely to tap your energy as provide it. The good news is that you can get your energy back and feel and look years younger by spring-cleaning your diet. You don’t have to do difficult cleanses or buy special products, just try these five simple steps:


Drink more water Water is the miracle liquid that gets into every crack and crevice when you clean, and it does miracles in your body too. It aids digestion and helps cleanse your body from the barrage of toxins and chemicals that you are exposed to every day. If you are dehydrated, your body can not do its job. Water helps all your organs function better on a cellular level. Your lungs, liver, kidneys, circulatory system, digestive tract, and even your skin use water to get rid of

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Clean out your SAD pantry The Standard American Diet (SAD) is full of refined and processed foods, and often comes in a box that can sit on a shelf for months, even years without spoiling. It’s usually low in nutrition but high in calories as well as salt, is addictive, and causes weight-gain, lifestyle diseases, poor sleep, lack of energy, and depression. Two big offenders are sugar and caffeine. They both give you a quick energy fix, but lead to energy drain down the road. Think of your body as a bank account where you withdraw dollars every time you have a sugar or caffeine fix, and you immediately feel great; however, after months of doing this without putting dollars (nutrients) in, you will go bankrupt. Your adrenal glands may give out and you will end up with something called adrenal fatigue, making you feel… fatigued. Other common energy drains are white flour, white rice, most vegetable oils, trans fats, and artificial sweeteners.

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Eat seasonal and local food Spring is

whole, organic food, free of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, antibiotics, growth hormones, and chemical additives like artificial taste, colors, sweeteners, preservatives, or added sugar and fillers. Real food includes vegetables, fruits, berries, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, whole grains, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, fresh herbs and spices. Small amounts of honey, unrefined coconut oil, olive oil and grass-fed butter are okay. The less the foods are processed, the better.

the time for greens. Go to your local farmer’s market and feast on spring greens, kale, broccoli, etc., and add them to every meal. Eating greens has the same effect on the body as taking a fresh breath of mountain air. It oxygenates your cells. In fact, if you look at a lettuce leaf, it actually looks like a lung! Raw greens and raw food in general, contain enzymes that aid in digestion. It is easier for your body to digest and process real, natural, fresh foods with enzymes, which means more energy left over for you.

Fast every night Digesting food takes a lot

of energy, so stop eating at least three hours before bedtime to give your body the opportunity to rest. It can’t restore your energy if it’s busy digesting all night. The first meal in the morning is called “break-fast” for a reason. Your body needs twelve hours of fasting time nightly. If you eat breakfast at 8am, you need to stop eating by 8pm, then go to bed at 11pm. If you prefer to go to bed at 10pm, you need to finish your meal by 7pm, etc. If you need to eat later in a pinch, eat a raw salad, a smoothie or some soup since they digest quicker. I think you will find that the feeling of newfound energy and lifted mood following a cleanse is worth the work of cleaning up your diet. If you implement these suggestions all at once, you may feel some digestive discomfort for a couple of days, but these symptoms should be short-lived. However, always listen to your body, and consult with your doctor before a diet change if you have any medical problems or dietary restrictions. Wishing you a “spring in your step!” B!

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’m bringing up the subject of food—more specifically, how food and wine affect one another. This article is about demystifying the difficulty of wine pairing and dispelling some common wine and food myths. Sure, you may be wondering, “What wine-and-food credentials make this guy qualified to give me advice?” Easy. Having worked in a wine shop, I’ve tasted A LOT of wines and as for food, well…I used to be a fat kid. The first bit of wine advice I’ll give is simple: drink what you like. Everything after this is merely a suggestion as to what kind of food would pair nicely with your wine preference. But hey, if you want to drink icecold Pinot Grigio with your well-done Filet Mignon, feel free; it’s your choice. (Just please don’t invite me to dinner that night.) Wine has been around for many, many years, and I’m willing to bet that food has been around for even longer. But what has changed since then is our newfound attraction for finding the perfect wine to pair with each type of meal. The traditional rule is white wine with white meat and red wine with red meat. There, that was easy, right? Ideally it would be that easy, but there are so many other things to take into consideration: sauces, side dishes, your mood, your dining partner, and—more often than not—your budget. Some other tips I offer are to try and match the weight of the food with the weight of the wine; drink sweeter wines with spicier food; and avoid the vinegar-and-wine combination, as the two don’t play well together. Also, if you’re having a regionally-specific meal, try a wine from that area. For example, if you’re eating Italian food, have an Italian wine. As far as specific pairing, let’s start with red meat. (Sorry vegetarian friends, but I’ll get to you soon Eagen adThere Alzheimers 4:52 Page enough.) are many#2rcuts4/24/10 of meat to eachPMtasty

animal, but there’s actually not a specific type of wine that works well with each. For instance, Filet Mignon is a great example of how a preconceived “correct” pairing can be so wrong. Many people tend to pair a Filet with a big oaky tannic Cabernet Sauvignon. While both of these are great on their own, Filet is a more delicate cut and as such, a big brooding wine like Cab does little to enhance 1the flavors of the meat and vice versa. I have found that

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Cabs of this nature do better with cuts of beef that have a higher fat content, like Ribeye. Several wines would be a great match for your Filet, depending on whether it’s served with a Béarnaise or Hollandaise sauce, etc. At that point, you’re no longer matching the wine to the beef, but to the high fat content of the sauce. A few possibilities could be a Shiraz, Bordeaux or even a Chardonnay. Choose what tastes best to you. Next let’s look at pork, duck, turkey, and heavier fish. Light-to-medium-bodied red wines will work with these—especially wines made from Pinot Noir. Again, much of this will depend on the sauce or the preparation of the dish and my suggestion is not a rule but a starting point. Now, for my vegetarian friends. Depending on what kind of vegetarian you are, there may be many wines out there that aren’t for you due to the common practice of using egg whites as a fining agent in wines which leads to some sediment and particulates being removed. This shouldn’t interfere with your ability to enjoy wine, though, as there are many un-fined, unfiltered wines that will suit your palate and your plate. Again, I encourage you to match the weight of the food with the wine, and after that, to think about the spices and herbs used in the dish. If you’re eating Indian food, try a semi-dry Gewurztraminer. The spice of the food compliments the slight sweetness and floral bouquet of the wine. A nice Cotes du Rhone will do well with anything from grilled Tofu to heartier dishes made with legumes. Entire books have been written on the subject of food-and-wine pairing but choosing a great wine to enjoy with your meal doesn’t have to be rocket science. Enjoy trying different combinations and you can have a lifetime of fun experimenting with friends and family. B! To send us your idea for a future Uncorked article, or to comment on a current column, please drop us a line to

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TURKEY, NOT EAST, NOT WEST Part One—by Barbara Petty


stanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is divided by the Turkish Straits. Comprised of the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus, these bodies of water are considered to be the boundaries between Europe and Asia. In Istanbul, the philosophies from these two continents overlap, resulting in a people comprised of two seemingly diametric viewpoints of conservative customs versus contemporary lifestyle. Case in point: women’s dress. Many Turkish women do not wear any hair coverings, others cover their head with stylish scarves while dressing in blue jeans and traditional western clothing, and a few women are completely covered in their burkas. And yet, all three modes of dress are accepted without glancing looks or questioning eyebrows. Turkey’s location as the crossroads of Europe and Asia make it a country of great historical significance. As it has been often said, ancient Greece is the cradle of western civilization, and it has also been said that Turkey is the cradle of civilization itself. It has been home to a rich variety of tribes and nations of people since 6500 B.C. Hittites, Phrygians, Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans among others have all held important places in Turkey’s history. Ancient sites

and ruins throughout the country attest to each civilization’s unique character and provide a fascinating travel experience. Flying into Istanbul, our tour guide, Emre, picked us up at the airport. As we drove to our hotel, the Istanbul Crown Plaza, I was fascinated by the city. With a population of over 14 million, it is in the process of melding old customs into the 21 century. Emre shared with us the changing economic landscape in Turkey. As the country migrates from farming to manufacturing, people are moving into the metropolitan areas, and apartment communities are cropping up exponentially. In fact, Turkey is defined st

The ceiling of the center dome in the Blue Mosque of blue Iznik tile.

as an emerging market by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a newly industrialized country. Istanbul is built around, over and through an ancient Roman wall constructed around 450AD. (Some of the fortress remains intact including more than 50 gates and approximately 300 bastions.) Construction is happening so quickly, every inch of available land is being developed. Unfortunately the infrastructure lags behind and as such, Istanbul suffers from one of the world’s worst traffic problems. It took us over an hour to get to our hotel, which was only ten miles away from the airport. On our first evening, we took a taxi to Taksim Square, a local hotspot for locals and tourists. (Taxis are plentiful and inexpensive, although don’t expect to get anywhere fast!) Flower stalls, merchants and food vendors are plentiful; people of all ages mingle and chat and enjoy the mild evening temperature. The Republic Monument is located in Taksim Square, commemorating the formation of the Turkish Republic in 1923. The founder of the Republic, Kemal Ataturk, is prominently featured on the sculpture. As our tour progressed, we learned more about Ataturk and his importance in the development of modern Turkey we know today. The following day our first stop was Sultan

Ahmet Mosque, more traditionally known as The Blue Mosque, which was built during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Ahmet in the early 1600s. It is a splendid example of Ottoman architecture and is widely recognized by the six minarets that surround the huge center dome and the ubiquitous blue Iznik tile used to decorate the interior. It is still used as a place of worship and visitors are requested to remove shoes and all women to cover their heads. Turkey is still primarily a Muslim country (although Christians and Jews worship in peace and live in harmony among the hospitable Turkish people). During our stay, I began to enjoy the music and the call-to-worship that occurs five times daily; it seemed peaceful and reverent. On our next stop, we visited The Hagia Sophia, a great marvel of architecture. The main structure was built between 527-565. It is considered the epitome of Byzantine style and is said to have “changed the history of architecture.” It remained the world’s largest cathedral for nearly a thousand years and was Constantine’s primary office. It served as a mosque from 1453 until 1931 when it became a secular museum. Our guide had a special surprise for us later that day, a boat-ride on the Bosphorus. This is where the wealthy citizens of Istanbul live as well as where many of the hot restaurants and nightspots are located. We also had a very good view of the Dolmabahçe palace, the second residence of the Ottomans and the first European-style palace in the city. Their primary residence for nearly 400 years, the Topkapi Palace, was our next visit. Now a museum, the Topkapi Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is described as “the best example of… palaces of the Ottoman period.” The palace complex has hundreds of rooms, and at the height of the Ottoman Empire was home to 4,000 people. Many of the rooms are not accessible today, but what you can see is opulence beyond imagination: harem suites, porcelain, robes, weapons, murals and a display of treasures and jewelry where photography is prohibited. One of the more prized relics— an 80-karat diamond—is one of the biggest cut diamonds ever found.

At one point, Topkapı Palace was once home to over 4,000 people.

gold, silver, glass, marble, and bronze work dating from the first millennium BC, this museum was elected as the first “European Museum of the Year” in 1997. Indeed, a must-see. At 09:05 on the 10th of November in Turkey in 1938, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk died at the Dolmabache Palace in Istanbul ending his 15-year Presidency of Turkey. The first President of Turkey, Ataturk started and won the War of Independence freeing Turkey from the occupied forces and then created the Republic of Turkey. Each year on this

exist. Because of the cool, dry climate, many of the church paintings are still in good condition. I recommend you visit this area with a competent guide that can point out the more significant churches, underground dwellings, and even a restaurant within one of these rocks! Next month we finish our tour of Turkey with a visit to Hierapolis, Ephesus and Troy. The history lesson begins… B! opposite page: The Sultan Ahmet Mosque (known as the Blue Mosque) is one splendid example of Ottoman architecture.

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day, the country remembers Ataturk by stopping for one minute at 09:05. Vehicles honk their horns, people stop what they are doing and schools and businesses pause. Our tour bus passed a few cars pulled alongside the road, so we volunteered to stop as well in deference to their custom. While in Ankara, (which happened to be November 9) we also visited the memorial tomb and mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk. Decorations for the next day celebration were already in place, and there was a sense of energy and excitement throughout the huge square. One could tell just by the sheer size of the mausoleum and the impending celebration how important this man was to all of Turkey. For me, one of the highlights of our trip was a visit to Cappadocia, an area of some 400 kilometers and is considered one of the leading natural wonders of the world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cappadocia means Land of Beautiful Horses. Being in this valley of “dancing faeries” reminded me of how I felt when in Sedona or Monument Valley—a combination of spiritual energy and mystical forces. The formation of these unique shapes is a result of two erupting volcanoes on opposite ends of the high plains, filling the land with ash and lava, or “tuff” deposits. Sculpted by thousands of years of wind and water erosion, amazing dreamlike shapes and contours were left behind. Early settlers realized that these rock formations were easily carved and dug out, creating caves and underground homes for the nomads. Cappadocia became the center of Christianity in the third century AD, and many rock churches still

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Dwellings in Cappadocia are carved right into the soft volcanic ash rock.

I was nearing landmark overload when we visited our last monument of the day, the Suleymaniye Mosque. Also built during the Ottoman Empire (begun in 1550 by Suleyman the Magnificent), it is the largest mosque in the city. Suleyman refers to himself as “the Second Solomon” as this mosque was supposedly built on the same site as the Temple of Solomon. The mosque was closed by the time we got there, which is unfortunate since the interior is beautifully decorated with white marble, ivory, mother of pearl and traditional Iznik tiles. Our last stop was pure fun. Shopping! The Grand Bazaar is one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world and is a tourist’s dream with over 3,000 shops. There were household goods, furniture and accessories, leather goods, handmade gifts, and of course, traditional Turkish carpets. Although we were cautioned about making a big purchase on our first day in Turkey, Greg and I fell in love with an embroidered rug in the perfect colors and style to fit our home. My shopping philosophy is when you find something you love, buy it! Our trip from Istanbul to Ankara, the capital of Turkey, was relaxing and interesting. Evidence of Turkey’s burgeoning economy was evident as we passed miles and miles of new apartment buildings on the outskirts of both cities. The landscape between the two metropolises was filled with rolling hills, small villages and beautiful mosques everywhere! Our single day in Ankara was highlighted by a visit to the Anatolian Civilizations Museum, a project developed because of Kemal Ataturk’s desire to create a Hittite museum. With its collection of

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Photos below were taken at the annual Toast to the Triangle, an annual fundraiser for the Tammy Lynn Center, a non-profit organization that serves nearly 400 families each year who are caring for children or adults with developmental disabilities. Learn more at Photos by Karen Diaz & Nancy Thomas

Randall Stagner and wife Deborah

Steve Daniels, Bo Roberts, Shandra Storrunsten, and Debbie Brown

Steve Famiglietta and wife Joann with Chef & Downtowner Magazine Food Editor Brian Adornetto and wife Barbara

From the Angus Barn: Van Eure, Paula, Alonnie, Rob and Tony

Owners and staff from Neomonde Deli, who took home two awards, Best Entree and Best Visual Theme. Congrats!

Ashley Forbes with Cameron Villages’ George York and wife Parker

Photos below are from the Downtown Raleigh Alliance Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony at the Raleigh Convention Center, with guest speaker Jeff Speck. Learn more about the DRA at and Jeff’s recent book, Walkable City, at Photos by Karen Diaz

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Area 919 Artists in North Carolina at the Nasher by Linda Kramer


contemporary works including collage, oil, video, photography, and reclaimed found objects; all are dedicated to the same purpose...a perception of what should be the good in our society. Area 919 will catch you by surprise and grab you by the throat. It will engage your senses and consciousness through its constant reminders of our social amnesia. Some works are obvious and deliberate, some are subtle while others beg to be noticed; but all are the provocative expectations voiced by Jonathan Turley who noted, “If you choose to be silent, you have made a choice.” These artists have made a choice. They are not afraid to speak up, question reality, reinforce argument or challenge our comfort levels with their aesthetic product. And no matter how playful some of the pieces seem on the surface, they maintain a modern sophistication and opulent detail that reveals the underlying narrative in unexpected ways. The resonation is so loud at Area 919 that it sometimes rises to a level of contemporary urgency and reminds us that we are all connected by shared assertions, that: • Life is better than death • Health is better than illness • Freedom is better than imprisonment • Prosperity is better than poverty • Education is better than ignorance • Justice is better than defeat

or centuries, the intention of making a statement or expressing an emotion about social or political issues has been a driving force behind the works of many visual artists and has always been a powerful means of expressing their passions. The curatorial department of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham has put together a sprawling mixed media installation of noteworthy contemporary works by artists living in the Triangle. Some are internationally known and others are new; but all have contributed to the growth of the Nasher over the years, thereby expanding the vital local art community in Durham. Now the museum is sharing these talents with the public. Area 919: Artists in North Carolina, runs through April 12, 2015. There are several unique Triangle artists with diverse insights, opinions and singular styles represented in this exhibit. Despite their differences, the one thing they have in common is a need to communicate their own personal vision of societal madness through art. The recurring themes and critical examinations of social and political issues unfolding are revealed through a complex and profound visual language resulting in vibrant works that are intimidating yet intimate, and unpredictable but consistent. The artists represented are Jeff Bell, Casey Cook, André Leon Gray, Lincoln Hancock with Yuxtapongo, Harrison Haynes, George Jenne, Stacy Kirby, Lavar Munroe, Damian Stamer, Bill Thelen, HongAn Truong, Stacy Lynn Waddell, and Jeff Whetstone.


Andre Leon Gray. “What Does Revolution Sound Like?” Combines reclaimed objects that form a social criticism and call for social change through black activism.

Jeff Bell. “Nautilus.” Everyday pre-existing objects put together in unique configurations are made from the parts of a single piano. Though it can no longer play music it assumes a new form and purpose.

Each comes to the podium with powerful references that challenge conventional beliefs, bravely asking viewers to see the world and its ordinary objects in new ways with new eyes. André Leon Gray, one of the participating artists, says, “It is a rare privilege for me to be included in the Nasher’s representation of local artists. I grew up in Raleigh and it has always been my dream to have my work shown in a museum. This has been an exceptional opportunity to join my peers in a group show with an obvious singularity.” A multitude of media are represented in these

Linda Kramer lives in Raleigh and is an award-winning writer and photographer. She is a contributor to many NC regional publications including Our State, Carolina Mountain Living, High Country, Pinnacle Living, NC Art and Architecture, ArtForum, and Carolina Living, as well as several numerous national publications.

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alking around a shopping mall in the Triangle or dining on a mouthwatering dish in a local restaurant, you are apt to hear someone speaking a foreign language or with a foreign accent. This area is a temporary, or permanent, home to many who came from other lands, and our culture is richer for having them with us. One of the things that arrivals from distant lands soon learn is that the U.S. tax system definitely speaks an unfamiliar language that almost nobody truly understands. Here are a few of the key concepts for foreigners to keep in mind: An “alien” has nothing to do with Star Trek, but it is someone who belongs to a foreign country. The key distinction is between a “resident” vs. a “nonresident” alien. For income tax purposes, a “resident alien” of the U.S. is someone who is a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (the “green card” test), or who meets a “substantial presence” test. A nonresident alien (NRA) is simply an alien who doesn’t qualify as being a resident. A U.S. resident alien, although they are a citizen of another country, finds that their income is taxed in the same manner as a U.S. citizen. Therefore, they must report all their interest, dividends, wages, rental income, and self-employment income etc. just like any U.C. citizen does. And they must report this income from anywhere in the world, not just on what they receive within the U.S. For many resident aliens, this is a shock because the U.S. is the only country I am aware of that taxes its citizens and resident aliens on their worldwide income. On the other hand, a nonresident alien is usually subject to U.S. tax just on their income that comes from a U.S. source, such as wages earned in the U.S., profit from a business they operate in the U.S., rental income from U.S. real estate, etc. Not only can living in the U.S. be taxing to foreigners, but dying can as well. While the IRS uses a “residency” test for income tax purposes, it uses a “domicile” test for estate tax calculations. A person acquires a domicile in a place by living there, for even a brief period of time, with no definite present intention of later leaving. Therefore, you could be a nonresident of the U.S. for income tax purposes, but still be considered as being domiciled in the U.S. Generally, a person who is a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen domiciled in the U.S. is subject to U.S. estate taxes on their worldwide assets. Now, given that U.S. estate taxes are not imposed until estates reach $5.43 million (in 2015), this may not affect too many non-citizens. But even if you are a non-U.S. citizen who is also non-domiciled in the U.S., you can still end up paying U.S. estate taxes on U.S. situated assets, such as personal property, real property and stock in U.S. corporations. And unlike the $5.43 million exemption available to aliens domiciled in the U.S., non-domiciled aliens with U.S. situated assets only get a paltry $60,000 exemption from the estate tax—an incredibly different circumstance. Living in any foreign culture can be both exciting and confusing. Unfortunately, not understanding the tax laws of a country can also make it very expensive. B!

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The ’57 Chevy Two N Carolina St ies by D. G. Martin


hat is it about a 1957 Chevrolet? This icon is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cars ever built, with its sleek lines, biggerthan-life grille and growling V-8 power. Two recent North Carolina books both had connections to this historic car. First, a 1957 Chevy station wagon graces the cover of a recent memoir by a prominent North Carolinian, Smedes York. His record of public service and success makes us envious: basketball player at N.C. State, mayor of Raleigh, and leader of his family’s real estate, construction and development businesses. He modestly discusses these successes in his book, “Growing Up with Raleigh,” written with John Sharpe. York’s life parallels the transformation of his Raleigh hometown from a sleepy, Southern, segregated, state capitol town to a dynamic, hi-tech, multicultural, cosmopolitan city. York and his family rode with these changes, in some cases drove them, and almost always found ways to adjust and benefit from them. Those who seek to understand the transformation of the South since 1950 could find help in York’s recollections. So what about that ’57 Chevy on the book’s cover? The book’s first chapter recounts the six-week cross country adventure of 16-year old York with his brother and five friends in the new station wagon topped with a special luggage rack to carry their golf clubs.

The seven youths called themselves “The Shamrocks,” and they set out to play some of the best golf courses in the country. The friendships forged on that trip still bind them together almost 60 years later. Given York’s business and local political success, I wondered why he never sought statewide political office. When I asked him why he never ran for governor, he explained, “I love my own city too much. I like Charlotte and the other cities, but they are Raleigh’s rivals, and my focus would be on Raleigh.” The second North Carolina connected book is “AUTO BIOGRAPHY: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream,” by former Virginian-Pilot writer Earl Swift. It follows another ’57 Chevy station wagon through 13 different owners. In 2010, then in the possession of its 13th owner, the book’s jacket explains that it is “in wretched shape: Its surviving paint is sun-bleached, salt-pocked and cracked like a dry lakebed. Its engine hasn’t been turned over in years. Slumped among hundreds of other rusting hulks on a windswept patch of eastern North Carolina, the Chevy evokes none of the Jet Age optimism that made it the most beloved and instantly recognizable

car to ever roll off an assembly line.” This car’s owner, Tommy Arney, also owned Moyock Muscle, “a scrubby five acres crowded with roughly four hundred old cars,” a few of which, including the ’57 Chevy, were being restored. The town of Moyock in Currituck County is just below the Virginia line, not far from Norfolk, Va., where Arney, a North Carolina native, has become famous, or infamous, as the confrontational owner of strip clubs and promoter of edgy real estate deals. Swift’s account of Arney and the 12 previous owners of the station wagon, like York’s book, takes us through the transformation of our region during the car’s lifetime. But Arney’s is a different story. Nobody will ever ask him, like I asked York, why he did not run for governor. In fact, he is headed for federal prison for his role in a bank fraud scam. Both “Growing Up with Raleigh” and “AUTO BIOGRAPHY” give readers a compelling look at different sides of our NC history alongside one of the most famous cars ever made. B! D.G. Martin is a retired lawyer, politician and university administrator and has hosted UNC-TV ’s “North Carolina Bookwatch” since 1999. He also hosts a daily radio interview show on AM radio station WCHL in Chapel Hill and is the author of “Interstate Eateries”, a guide to local restaurants in North Carolina. Martin enjoys running and has completed several marathons.


inter is slowly letting go and just like new buds that are impatiently aching to burst into bloom, we may urgently be waiting for the changes we desire, whether in weight, body shape or other outwardly manifestations of our lives. But as nature is quietly hard at work behind the scenes, so are the changes that bring about improved health, which happen silently and internally at first. I hope you have incorporated last month’s suggestions to drink more water, stretch often and create a nurturing environment at home. This month, I address three common reasons for overeating and weight gain: lack of proper nutrition, insufficient physical activity and destructive self-talk. The following three remedies are simple to implement and will give you back tenfold for your effort.

expecting the worst, or do you see things in black and white, good or bad, where there is no middle ground, only perfection or failure? Identify areas in your life where you usually use negative thought patterns, then focus on one of these thoughts and practice positive self-talk. Be gentle and encouraging with yourself and don’t say anything that you wouldn’t say to a dear friend. Re-write your negative thought in a positive way that is believable to you. If your thought is, “I am fat and ugly,” find a kinder version that you agree with. Like “My body is serving a multitude of important functions every day” or “I am a work-in-

most important. Cruciferous and dark leafy green vegetables pack a nutritional punch and are low in calories. They cleanse and detoxify the body, and boost energy and immune defense. This month, work on incorporating green vegetables into your meals. Lunch and dinner are fairly easy. Add spring mix to a salad as a main dish or a side, and add some broccoli with your dinner, or throw some greens into your soup. I also love pan sautéing greens with a little garlic, a dash of vinegar, my favorite spice and voila! Breakfast can be trickier. Try sautéing some spinach with your eggs, or have a green smoothie for a quick power breakfast.

progress, getting healthier every day.” Keep writing down positive versions of your negative thoughts. Positive affirmations work well to break longstanding habits of negative self-talk. When you think you can or think you can’t, you’re probably right. A positive attitude can be your best tool for self-improvement. Check yourself periodically for relapses, and seek out other people who are positive and encouraging. Wayne Dyer once said, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” How we look at the world around us and inside us is very much a choice of attitude, so let springtime’s optimism and determination be your inspiration. Until next month!

My favorite smoothie has a big handful of spinach or kale, a quarter of an avocado, some frozen berries and almond or coconut milk. Additional favorites may include half a banana, protein powder, chia seeds, flax seeds or a nut butter. Blend it all in a Nutribullet or high speed blender. Look for recipes on the web or create your own favorite; just make sure it’s not too sweet. A salad for breakfast is a great alternative. Give it a try and see how much energy you have! You can add some extra protein for lasting satiety. Choose real, unprocessed vegetables, preferably locally grown and organic, although flash frozen is fine as well. B!


Walk This Way! Walking is the easiest type of exercise to incorporate, with many proven health benefits, from increased longevity, brain function and better heart health to reduced diabetes. Studies even show it has a similar effect on depression as Prozac. Walking is a natural function of our daily life, and increasing the amount of steps we take in a day can be easy. This month, focus on ways to increase your daily number of steps. Take a long walk or several short ones; park your car further away when you run errands; dust off the treadmill and walk while you watch your favorite show; schedule walk-and-talks with a friend; get up from your desk and walk around for a few minutes during the day. Visit a new park or museum exhibit and walk around. Plan a hiking trip with a group. In other words find excuses to walk, but make it enjoyable. A pedometer is a great investment to count your steps, and many new phone apps and gadgets like Fitlife can be great motivators. All you need is a pair of good walking shoes, and don’t forget to incorporate your stretching from last month.


Eliminate Negative Self-talk Take a moment to write down thoughts that limit you or do not benefit you, and negative thoughts that are pseudo-truths, like “people always…”, I never…”, etc. I call these “junk-thoughts”, and they’re as bad for you as junk food. What’s your style of self-talk? Are you filtering the positive and focusing on the negative? Are you personalizing problems by blaming yourself or others? Are you catastrophizing by


Get Your Green On! As I mentioned in our previous Health & Wellness article in this issue, the best thing you can do for your diet is to incorporate lots of deeply colorful vegetables, dark green being the

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New Year, New You! Month Three

March Calendar

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Activities for Adults

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the People, Paul Green Theatre, UNC. Presented by PlayMakers Repertory Company, a dramatic classic from the pen of two great masters. 919.962.1122 or

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Children’s Hour, North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre, Greystone Village Shopping Center, 7713 Leadmine Rd. A serious and adult play about two women who run a school for girls. 919.866.0228 or

Mar 26-29 (Durham) Gilbert & Sullivan’s Utopia Limited. Utopia Limited was the penultimate collaboration between Gilbert and Sullivan. Utopia was the most extravagantly costumed and staged of all the Savoy Operas and requires a very large cast. King Paramount of the south seas island of Utopia decides that his people should adopt all English customs and institutions, but he goes a bit overboard and decrees that the kingdom and each of its inhabitants should become a “company limited” based on the English “companies act” of 1862. The king’s daughter, Princess Zara, brings six “flowers of progress” from England to train the Utopian people in “English” customs. But the reforms are too successful, which upsets the judges of the Utopian Supreme Court, the “Public Exploder” and ultimately the entire populace, which revolts against them. Performances of Utopia Limited take place March 26-29 in Downtown Durham: Thursday (Preview Night) March 26 at 8pm, Friday and Saturday, March 27 & 28 at 8pm, Sunday, March 29, 2pm (matinee). Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St. Performed by Durham Savoyards. 919.560.3040 or

Mar 20 & 21 Fri & Sat (Raleigh) Regina

Mar 26-Apr 12 (Sanford) The Fox on the

Academy Street. All works are available for purchase.

Mar 5-22 (Raleigh) Master Composers, featuring the Carolina Ballet, Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. 919.719.0800 or

Current-Mar 15 (Sanford) Ring of Fire,

Mar 10-15 (Raleigh) Peter and the

Current-Mar 21 (Chapel Hill) Journey’s

Mar 13 & 14 (Raleigh) Grant Conducts

Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St. Into the world Johnny Cash created in his songs. 919.774.4155 or

Starcatcher, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. or 919.831.6060. Eroica, 8pm, Meymandi Concert Hall. Performed by the NC Symphony. 919.733.2750 or

End, Deep Dish Theater, University Mall, 201 S. Estes St. Set in the trenches during the first World War, a group of soldiers prepares for battle in this landmark drama that helped redefine the popular notion of warfare. 919.968.1515 or

Mar 13-22 (Carrboro) Redbird: One Act Play Festival, The ArtsCenter, 300G E. Main St. 919.929.2787 or

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Mar 13-29 (Raleigh) Lillian Hellman’s The

medici: Demystifying the Artist/Collector Bond, Craven Allen Gallery, 1106 ½ Broad St. The work of five outstanding artists that explores the relationship these artists have with some of the major collectors of their works. 919.286.4837 or

Current-June 2015 Outdoor Sculpture

Exhibition, Downtown Cary. Displays the work of 12 nationally recognized artists along

Carter, Titmus Theatre, NCSU. Part of the NCSU Center Stage Series. 919.515.1100 or


Fairway, Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St. Ken Ludwig’s tribute to the great English farces of the 1930’s and 40’s, takes audiences on a hilarious romp that pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. 919.774.4155 or

Mar 27 & 28 Fri & Sat (Raleigh) Women at Work Playwriting Festival, 7:30pm, Carswell Hall, Meredith College. 919.7602840.

Mar 27 & 28 Fri & Sat (Durham) Lion and the Lamb with Ari Picker of Lost in the Trees, 8pm, Nelson Music Room, Duke University. 919.684.4444 or Mar 27-29 (Moore County) 5 Annual th

Palustris Festival, Pinehurst, Southern Pines & Aberdeen Areas. A variety of events showcasing the visual, literary and performing arts. 910.692.2787 or or

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Mar 27-Apr 12 (Raleigh) Regrets Only,

Theatre in the Park, 107 Pullen Rd. A fizzy, quick-witted comedy on marriage, manners, and Manhattan. 919.831.6936 or

Mar 27-Apr 19 (Raleigh) The Burial

at Thebes, Titmus Theatre, NCSU-Raleigh. Presented by University Theatre. A version of Sophocles’ Antigone. 919.515.1100 or

Mar 6 Fri (Durham) Vladimir Feltsman, Piano,

8pm, Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University. 919. 684.4444 or

Mar 7 Sat (Durham) J.D. Souther & Carrie Rodriguez, 8pm, Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University. or 919.684.4444. Mar 7 Sat (Chapel Hill) Open the Heavens performed by Cantari, A Voices Ensemble, 4pm, Chapel of the Cross, 304 East Franklin St. Compositions for organ and choir. Mar 7 Sat (Raleigh) Mozart’s Magnifi-

cent Voyage Young People’s Concert, 1pm & 4pm, Meymandi Concert Hall. Performed by the NC Symphony. 919.733.2750 or

Mar 7 Sat (Cary) Mr. Blue Shoes, 3pm, Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary. A one-hour, highly-interactive and engaging, multisensory live music experience. The show encompasses Blues music, history, and life lessons, designed to inspire children of all ages about music and learning. 919.469.4061 or Mar 8 Sun (Durham) 3 Annual Bull City rd

Food & Beer Experience, 4-8pm, Durham Performing Arts Center. Benefit event featuring 35 Durham restaurants and 50 breweries 919.680.2787 or

Mar 8 Sun (Apex) Viva La France!, 3pm, Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St. 919.249.1120 or Mar 12 Thurs (Southern Pines) Grant Conducts Eroica, 8pm, Lee Auditorium, Pinecrest High School. Performed by the NC Symphony. 919.733.2750 or

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Mar 15 Sun (Raleigh) It’s Music To My

Feet, 4pm, Jones Auditorium, Meredith College. A unique collaborative performance featuring The Free Spirits Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony and The Concert Dancers of Raleigh. A delight for the eyes and ears as they showcase new musical works with original choreography by two City of Raleigh Medal of Arts Recipients. 919.546.9755 or

Mar 19 Thurs (Raleigh) Spring Sinfonietta Concert, 8pm, Jones Auditorium, Meredith College. 919.760.2840.

Mar 19 Thurs (Durham) Sarah McLachlan, 8pm, Durham Performing Arts Center. 919.680.2787 or

Mar 20 Fri (Durham) Jenny Scheinman &

H. Lee Waters: Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait, 8pm, Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University. or 919.684.4444.

Mar 20 Fri (Chapel Hill) Sanam Marvi, 8pm, Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill. 919.843.3333 or Mar 20 Fri (Cary) The Celtic Tenors, 7:30pm,

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Mar 21 Sat (Durham) Elias String Quartet

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cert, 7:30pm, Carswell Hall, Meredith College. 919.760.2840.

Mar 22 Sun (Raleigh) Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Concert, 8pm, Jones Auditorium, Meredith College. 919.760.2840. Mar 22 Sun (Durham) Masterpiece of Religious Poetry, 3pm, Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St. Featuring Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and Concert Singers of Cary Symphonic Choir. 919.560.3030 or

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Ongoing Activities for Adults NC Museum of History, Raleigh, offers programs, concerts, exhibits and activities highlighted by Starring North Carolina Celebration through Sept 2015, the first major exhibition about NC’s movies and television shows, with interactive components and more. Through May 2015 visit the Free Bluegrass Exhibit with performances, programs, and jam sessions. 919.807.7900 or The NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, has exhibits and events highlighted by Line, Touch, Trace Exhibit through March 8; Private Eye Photography Collection through March 22. Fire Pink Trio performs Mar 15. In addition to exhibits and performances, the museum offers Art in the Evening; Art+Cuisine; lectures, classes, book clubs, and discussion groups. 919.839.6262 or Dance Seen: First Friday Gallery Walks take place the first Friday of each month at Arts Together, 114 St. Mary’s St, Raleigh. Event features The Even Exchange Dance Theatre. Free and open to the public. 919.828.2377 or The Met: Live in HD Series, Crossroads Stadium in Cary, Brier Creek Stadium in Raleigh, and North Hills Stadium in Raleigh. Through April 2015, live performance transmissions to area cinemas. March brings La Donna del Lago. or UnWined, 237 Center Grove Church Rd, Moncure, invites all to their special events highlighted by musical performances, tastings, and food accompanying First Fridays with Bella Donna’s Grilled Pizza; and 2 & 4 Saturdays with Chef Bill. Come relax, enjoy their uniqueness, and unwind. 919.548.9384 or nd


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Mar 22 Sun (Durham) Cuban Danzon featuring Mallarme Chamber Players, 7:30pm, Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave. 919.560.2788 or

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Mar 13 Fri (Louisburg) Rhonda Vincent, 7:30pm, Seby Jones Center for the Performing Arts, Louisburg College. Part of the Allen de Hart Concert Series. 919.497.3300 or

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22 20 21 1 Formerly, once 5 Spoke like a 23 24 seagull? 10 Soft ___ (dance) 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 14 Surf sound 32 33 34 35 36 37 15 Nitrous ___ (laughing gas) 39 40 41 38 16 Sentry’s cry 17 ___ of Capri 43 44 45 42 18 American dance 46 47 48 (‘30s-’50s) 19 Caddie’s 49 50 51 52 offering 20 Strutting dance 53 54 55 56 57 58 based on a march 60 61 62 59 22 Alpha’s 64 65 63 opposite 23 Fury 67 68 66 24 2014 Melissa McCarthy, Copyright ©2015 Susan Sarandon 7 Blink of an eye? 54 Stately court 35 Travelers to comedy 8 Byrnes of “77 dance of the 17th Bethlehem 25 Rand McNally Sunset Strip” and 18th centuries 36 Form of ether book 9 Susan of “L.A. 59 Word of honor 37 Capone nemesis 29 Eerie Law” 60 Line dance 40 Sphere 32 Latin dance 10 Ragtime dance 62 In ___ of 41 Paternity identifier 34 Wood sorrels 11 Sheik’s bevy 63 Environs 43 Stickers 35 Game pieces 12 Field of study 64 Drivel 45 “The Thin Man” 38 “Shake a leg!” (suffix) 65 Commotions dog 39 Battery units 13 Sicilian erupter 66 Declare untrue 46 Square dance 41 Alborg native 21 Desire 67 Not yet cities routine 42 Historic period 22 Thousand ___, 68 Twisted 47 Flying lizard 43 Fringe benefit Calif. 49 Cacophony 44 Dances to Down 24 Breakfast bread 50 Consumed “Hernando’s 25 Highest point 52 Certain exams Hideaway” 26 Norse thunder god 53 Prod 1 ___ the Red 46 Arabian Nights 2 Soprano Ponselle 27 Basalt source 54 Winter forecast hero 28 Duffer’s dream 3 Polio vaccine 55 Tell all 48 Takes an ocean 30 Bohemian dance developer 56 Glorified gofer voyage 4 Forest unit 31 Fall mo. 57 Sign gas 49 Legumes 33 Chocolate root 5 Back tooth 58 Do maid’s work 51 Decompose and prairie smoke, 60 Time zone 6 Expel from a 53 Drink holder country etal. 61 Spanish gold

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Mar 6-22 (Raleigh) The Velveteen Rabbit,

Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St. 919.821.3111 or

Mar 20 & 21 Fri & Sat (Durham) Disney Live! Mickey’s Magic Show, Durham Performing Arts Center. 919.680.2787 or Apr 3-12 (Raleigh) Sleeping Beauty, Cantey V. Sutton Theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St. or 919.821.3111. Mar 7 Sat (Raleigh) Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage Young People’s Concert, 1pm & 4pm, Meymandi Concert Hall. Performed by the NC Symphony. 919.733.2750 or Mar 7 Sat (Cary) Mr. Blue Shoes, 3pm, Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary. A one-hour, highly-interactive and engaging, multisensory live music experience. The show encompasses Blues music, history, and life lessons, designed to inspire children of all ages about music and learning. 919.469.4061 or Mar 8 Sun (Raleigh) Brillante! Triangle

Youth Band Concert, 4pm, Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts.

Mar 15 Sun (Raleigh) It’s Music To My Feet, 4pm, Jones Auditorium, Meredith College. A unique collaborative performance featuring The Free Spirits Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony and The Concert Dancers of Raleigh. A delight for the eyes and ears as they showcase new musical works with original choreography by two City of Raleigh Medal of Arts Recipients. 919.546.9755 or

Ongoing Activities for Children and Youth The Museum of Life & Science, 433 W. Murray Ave, Durham, is pleased to announce its March special activities highlighted by Build It! Forts; Family Sleep Over; Spring Break Camp; and Dino Egg Hunt. 919.220.5429 or The NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, has continuous monthly activities and events for children and families such as Weekend Family-Friendly Tours; What’s In The Box; and Family Fun Saturdays. The NC Museum of History, 5 East Edenton St, Raleigh, offers children and families monthly events and activities like Storytime in the Gallery; Time for Tots; History Hunters; History Corner; and more. For a complete listing of events visit Flix4Kidz, 10:30am, Second Monday of each month, Wake Forest Renaissance Center, 405 S. Brooks St, Wake Forest. Free family-friendly movie showings. Will show only G or PG-rated children’s and family films. Concessions, including popcorn

and soft drinks, will be available for purchase. 919.435.9428 or Wake County Public Library System continues their programs for children to incorporate Every Child Ready to Succeed. Their goal is to educate parents and caregivers on the skills they can use at home to help prepare children for success in school. The library system offers nearly 150 weekly programs for children.

Health Related Cornucopia Cancer Support Center sponsors events and resources to support those journeying with cancer., or call 919.401.9333. The American Red Cross, Central North Carolina Chapter continues its need for blood donations. Take an hour of time to save a life. For Triangle locations and schedules: 1.800.448.3543 or Duke Regional Hospital offers monthly events that include: Look Good Feel Better; Weight Loss Surgery Support Group; and Stroke Support Group. For meeting dates, times, and information: Lupus Foundation Support Group, 6:30-8pm, Waters Edge Office Park Conference Room, 4917 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 250, Raleigh. This group meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Also available is a monthly teleconference series. 877.849.8271 or TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a non-profit weight loss support program that welcomes all. Meetings are weekly throughout NC. First session is free. 919.621.3613 or Cary Rotary Clubs present the Memory Café, 4:30-6pm, Third Tuesday of each month, Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place, Cary. A fun, safe and welcoming place for guests with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia and their caregivers. Free and offers fellowship, dinner, music and dancing. Reservations are required. 919.233.0075

Resources Artspace, a non-profit visual art center in downtown Raleigh, offers educational opportunities for a range of skill levels and ages. Offering fun classes for all ages and skill levels is one of Artspace’s main goals. For details and the complete list of all classes, visit www. To register, interested participants should contact Artspace at 919.821.2787. Triangle Singles Dance Club has weekly dances, 8:30-11pm, Northbrook Country Club, 4905 North Hills Dr, Raleigh. A singles, 40+ social club. Fun Night Square Dance, 7-9:30pm, First Baptist Church, 99 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh. Anyone can come. It doesn’t matter whether continued on page 19

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ETFs 101: How to Choose an ETF by Gerald Townsend, CPA/PFS/ABV, CFP, CFA, CMT


e’ve previously discussed how Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) differ from traditional OpenEnd Mutual Funds and how intraday trading, low expenses and tax efficiency have contributed to their explosive growth over the past ten years. This month, we’ll consider how to choose an ETF, an increasingly difficult task, since there is now over $2 trillion in U.S. ETFs, spread among about 1,500 different ETFs that are offered by nearly 50 different sponsors. ETFs investing in U.S. or foreign stocks account for 80% of ETF assets with bondfocused ETFs comprising the balance. The starting point in choosing an ETF is no different than choosing a mutual fund or an individual stock—you have to know what you are trying to accomplish with your investment. Are you seeking income, growth, or a combination of the two? Are you investing for a short period of time, or is this a long-term investment? How much risk are you willing to accept? Do you have a specific return target in mind? Are you looking for a particular ETF strategy or trying to structure a well-balanced portfolio? These are all big and important questions that need to be addressed when selecting ETFs, mutual funds, stocks or any investment. Most ETFs are passively-managed, which means they track an index. However, as we will discuss in a future article, there are a number of actively-managed ETFs. In addition, even for ETFs that track indexes, there are an incredible number of indexes to consider. Today’s indexes are, in many cases, very different from some years ago, which we will also explore further in a later article. For most investors, a suitable ETF portfolio

can be constructed by focusing on ETFs that track major indexes, such as: • U.S. Large Companies—S&P 500, Russell 1000 • U.S. Smaller Companies—S&P 600, Russell 2000 • U.S. Total Market—S&P 1500, Wilshire 5000, Russell 3000 • Foreign Developed Markets—MSCI EAFE • Foreign Emerging Markets—MSCI Emerging Market • U.S. Bond Market—Barclays Aggregate Bond Index If you want your investment to reflect the results of large U.S. companies, you might choose an ETF that tracks the S&P 500 or Russell 1000 index, and there are a number of ETFs available that do this. But, if you are building a portfolio and want exposure to U.S.-based large/mid-size/small companies, foreign developed/emerging markets, fixed income investments, real estate investment trusts, as well as commodities—then you have a lot more work and will be using many different ETFs. While there are many providers of ETFs, Blackrock, State Street, Vanguard, and Invesco currently hold perhaps 75% of all ETF assets. The largest ETFs are: SPDR S&P 500 (SPY); iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV); iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA); Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI); Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO); and PowerShares QQQ (QQQ). When buying or selling an ETF, you incur brokerage transaction costs, just like buying or selling an individual stock. However, some brokerages (e.g. Schwab, Fidelity, etc.,) now offer a large number of ETFs that can be traded commission-free. B! Gerald A. Townsend, CPA/PFS/ABV, CFP®, CFA®, CMT is president of Townsend Asset Management Corp., a registered investment advisory firm. He can be contacted at

Second Journey, an Aging in Community organization, featuring events for the second half of life. Watch their website for upcoming events, film series, and seminars. Films for Later Life Series at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill begins Mar 10 at 6:30pm with Spring, Summer, Fall Winter…and Spring, a “luminous cinematic meditation. Mar 19 film is The Attack which tells the story of a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv that impacts the life of an Arab-Israeli doctor. Gather, 111 W. Chatham St, Downtown Cary, wants readers to know about their craft, gardening, food and business classes. Lead by local entrepreneurs, Gather strives to fill a void in the community by offering successful niche business classes for new and small business owners. Also includes a boutique area and tea/coffee shop. The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St, Wake Forest, is pleased to let readers know about its schedule of classes and workshops. Class offerings cover a range of media with an accomplished artist-instructor teaching each class. To view the Arts Program: The Durham Garden Forum, meets in an informal group the 3 Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8pm, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, to enrich gardening knowledge and skill. Local experts are invited to speak about topics of interest. rd

Volunteers RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) of Durham County has opportunities for people 55 years of age and over who are eager to use their skills to serve the area near them. RSVP staff interviews volunteers and match them to opportunities available through one of many local agencies registered with RSVP for recruitment assistance. Current volunteerism is needed in: Tax Preparers; Greeters; helping preserve history; delivering meals to shut-ins; Healthy Futures for older adults; providing hospitality for international visitors; consulting services to nonprofits; tutors for elementary students; working with young adults to pass the GED test; and a Hospital Auxiliary in the gift shop and more. To learn more about these or other opportunities, contact the RSVP agency in your county or go online to find an upcoming Volunteer Information Session. Durham Co RSVP 919.536.7247 or The Volunteer Center of Durham serves the Triangle area and works toward connecting volunteers with area non-profits. They offer a new online volunteer matching system called HandsOnTriangle. They represent over 700 non-profits and all their services are free. For a full list of their volunteer needs, and information: 919.613.5105 or Activate Good is a non-profit volunteer center that connects individuals and groups to volunteer needs with hundreds of causes around the Triangle. Find a volunteer opportunity that matches skills, schedules, and interests. B!

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Arts Access, Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to make the arts accessible for people with disabilities, provides audio-described performances. For a listing of performances, dates, and information:

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The Newcomers Club of Raleigh meets for coffee the first Friday of each month, 10am-12pm, JJ Crowder Masonic Lodge, 9920 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh. Learn more about the organization’s diverse interest groups and events.

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