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How Western Wake is delivering on its accolades Ways to Play

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Warming Trends: What’s hot in spring fashion?

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WHEN MY CHILDREN were teenagers, I found myself

I DON’T CARE if you are a high school senior or a plus-

making certain Mom pronouncements, hoping the philosophies would stick. Here’s one of them: Sure, it’s easier to do nothing — but then that’s exactly what you’ll get. Obviously I’m not the only mom to declare such, because in creating this issue I’ve met people who live out the adage, with large returns. People like Joy, whose office is a horse pasture and whose clients are at-risk girls. Already a wife and the mom of two small children, Joy could holler, “Full plate,” and she’d be right. But walk beside her well-worn cowgirl boots and you’ll feel her determination to help change lives. And what about the girls themselves? Conquering your past to grab hold of a future is no small feat, either. Then there’s Laura. At an age when others are readying for retirement, she set out to find answers for a disease that impacted her family, so that maybe it won’t impact yours. Do nothing, get nothing. Do something, and you just might change somebody’s world ... even your own. Mom says.

65 senior, there’s no easy way to leave a home where you’ve spent most of your life. As I spoke with Kim Martin about moving from her four-bedroom house to a one-bedroom apartment, I couldn’t help thinking about my daughter. Martin started cleaning out years before the move, and still she needed help with what she called a “monumental task.” That phrase sticks in my mind as my teenage daughter sorts through clothes, graphic novels, art supplies, stuffed animals and assorted childhood paraphernalia this spring. She has more than a year before she heads off to college, but organizing the chaos of her room may take that long. The emotional pull of each precious object makes it difficult to let go. Each week she gets rid of a few more things: the Pokémon cards, the middle-school journals, the outmoded Nintendo. Perhaps by August 2017, she will be ready for a clean start. Maybe by then, I will be ready to let her go. All the best,

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Two-thirds of bird species in the Southea are declining st due to habitat issues, says Curtis Smalling of Audubon North Carolina. Connecting homeowners and local nurseries to help by using native plants their landscap in es, Audubon ’s Bird-Frien Communities dly initiative offers a curated plant list and year-roun d tips.

To boost the bees, these two educators and thors planted auorganic clover across their front But the clover lawn. took over and neighbors didn’t “The clover like it. was growing higher and higher, Carôn said. “But ” by the time it was cut down not just bees we had but an incredi ble array including a purple of pollinators, iridescent one I’d never seen neither had and our neighbor, Anne Burrou also an environ ghs, who’s mentalist.” Burroughs also discovered a new wild beehive which develop ed during a two-month cause there was period, bea local food supply to feed it. Before the move to golf coursethe Lazars say, like turf lawns, clover was 10 percent of the lawn mix. That normal readily-availab le food source tremendous is a benefit to pollina tors, adds nitroge the soil, creatin n to g a lawn that needs less fertilize saves water becaus r, and e it requires less irrigation. continued

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“It was very disappointing to read that the Movers and Shakers nominees had to be under 45 … When we talk about those who move, shake and shape our communities, there should truly be no upper age limit.” Valerie Creager, Apex “Just wanted to thank you for the great article! We loved it as well as the whole experience! And can’t wait to use those prizes!” Lisa & Keith Hickman, winners of the Cary Magazine Be My Valentine Contest “Through your generosity, we will achieve our mission to Provide Help When It Counts for our neighbors who face immediate crises. … Thank you, friends.” Howard Manning, Dorcas Ministries, recipient of proceeds from the Maggy Awards Party raffle “You did a great job on the article. Writing is art with words. I have always been so impressed by your craft.” Phil Hathcock, Cary sculptor

“Thanks @carymagazine for the amazing article about #carync #sculptors!” Cary Visual Art, via Twitter

“Thank you so much for including us in the March/April 2016 magazine! The article and photos are fantastic. We will be sharing it with all of our members.” Diana Hackenburg, Triangle Land Conservancy “Nice job on Great Escapes. In a short amount of space you capture the essence of why we hike. Hopefully, you’ll inspire the couch-bound to get out and explore. And Jonathan did a great job with the art. Shooting in the woods is a challenge.” Joe Miller, GetGoingNC.com “The current issue and Birds + Bees article looks so good! Thank you for your work and for covering this topic for Cary readers. I hope they love it as much as we do!” Mary Alice Holley, for Audubon NC

“Thank you for the wonderful article on Art in Bloom in the current issue of Cary Magazine. It looks beautiful, and we are so grateful!” Emily Kowalski, North Carolina Museum of Art “Very nice article! Thank you very much. I really appreciate you writing about us.” Shane Garrity, Lucky 32 “Ashley helped to connect me with InterAct when I was assaulted … InterAct has helped me every step of the way and they are helping me now through the process of getting my order of protection renewed for two more years. I thank God every day for putting Ashley in my life when I needed her and I thank God for InterAct and support them with donations of clothes, shoes and household items. It’s important for women to know that there are angels like Ashley and the people who work at InterAct, who will help them to find the strength to end the abuse.” Alaina Elliott re. Ashley’s Story at CaryMagazine.com

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Sheila Ewbank, Move with Ease team leader, directs Phillip Tholand, center, and Nelson Perez with Little Guys Movers as they rearrange furniture in Kim Martin’s new apartment in Preston Pointe in Morrisville.


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and boxes to get to her blue leather easy chair, already sitting by the window in her new apartment at Preston Pointe, a Morrisville retirement community. “All I know is that chair is mine, and I get to sit in it,” she said. Several hours into moving day, she was happy to leave the work to the professionals. The team from Move with Ease unpacked dishes, made the bed and rearranged furniture, as Martin called out directions. “We’re there to make sure the move goes smoothly, that the movers put things in the right place, that nothing gets damaged,” said Susan Stanhope, founder of the Cary company. “We can’t

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remove all the stress of moving, but we can decrease stress a great deal.” Stanhope is a move manager, a relatively new professional field. She and her team can help with sorting and decision-making, packing, arranging the


move, arranging for any sales or charity pickup, unpacking boxes and setting up the new home. continued on page 24 CARY MAGAZINE 23

Joanna Smothers unpacks mementos, dishes and kitchen utensils. “We’re really creating ‘home.’ We’re moving them from home A — condo, townhome, large home — to new home B, wherever that is,” says Move with Ease owner Susan Stanhope.

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Call for help

Marcia Babb with Move with Ease makes the bed in Kim Martin’s new apartment. The company began life as Move Elders with Ease, but younger clients also wanted the services, so the name was adjusted.


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“I had been thinking of downsizing for a while,” said Martin, who has a tart wit and an independent spirit. “My kids are grown. Keeping up with the house — painting the house, power-washing the house, buying a new refrigerator — why do I want to do this anymore?” It took some time for Martin to decide where she wanted to settle. Her son was in Boston, her daughter was in Biloxi, Miss., and her friends were in Cary where she had lived for 13 years. When her daughter announced she and her family were moving back to the Triangle, the decision became easy. But going from an 1,800-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bath home with garage to an 850-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment was far from easy.

– SUSAN STANHOPE, Move With Ease “I thought, ‘What am I going to do with all this?’” she said. “I picked up the phone and called Susan Stanhope. I said, ‘This is Kim Martin and I have one word: Help!’ “I didn’t know where to begin. They got to work sorting everything, and all I had to say was ‘Yes’ or ‘No.’ They made a monumental task very easy to manage.” Growing need

Once upon a time adult children would have moved a parent or grandparent. But people are a lot more mobile these days, and they have a lot more stuff. Both trends fuel the popularity of move managers and also estate sale companies. Caring Transitions, based in Ohio, combines both these specialties. Founded in 2006, the company now has franchises across the country including Wade Yarbrough’s Caring Transitions of Jordan Lake, based in Apex. “People are downsizing sooner,” he said. “Empty-nesters will first move from a 3,500-square-foot house to a 1,500-squarefoot cottage or condo in a 55-plus community. The next move is then into a retirement community or assisted living.” Families don’t grow up and stay in the same city anymore, says Yarbrough. Younger folks move away, then parents follow, moving closer to children and grandchildren. “When you start downsizing, it gets complicated,” he said. “When you go from a 3,500-square-foot house to a 1,000-square-foot house, you have to get rid of two-thirds of your stuff.”

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David Blue of Blue Moon Estate Sales welcomes an early-rising crowd of bargain hunters to a Cary estate sale. The FuquayVarina company ran 74 sales last year.

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Avery Stafford and her mother, Jennifer, eye some dolls for sale. Debra Blue, who founded Blue Moon with her husband, Ken, and their son David, says estate sales have become more popular. “Six or seven years ago, we had to explain to people what we are and what we do. Less and less do we have to explain anything.” 26

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A Herculean task anytime, but moving adds another level of stress. Debra Blue of Blue Moon Estate Sales in Fuquay-Varina, says clients frequently call them on the advice of a real estate agent. “When they are ready to downsize or move to their beach house they think, ‘I’m not going to have a place to put all this,’ she said. “Usually the houses we see, people are selling 75 to 100 percent of everything.” For a percentage of the proceeds, estate sale companies advertise, run the sale and clean up afterward. They also work with experts who can appraise items. John Shaver of JMS Estate Sales of Holly Springs has this cautionary tale of a young client clearing out her parents’ home. continued on page 28

1. Start early. Begin paring down when you first decide to move. 2. Have a plan. If you don’t know where to begin, a consultation with a move manager may be worthwhile. 3. Measure furniture and other large objects, so you’ll know what will fit in your new home. Assisted living facilities often have detailed floor plans with measurements. 4. Sort belongings. Decide what to keep, give away, sell or discard. 5. Save the memories. Take pictures of treasured items and put the photos on DVDs. 6. Donate usable items to schools, libraries and food pantries, not just thrift stores. Ask family members what items they would like to have. 7. Sell items through consignment shops, eBay, Craigslist or a yard sale. For some, a professionally run estate sale is a better option. Source: The Family Caregiving Alliance

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Changing tastes mean a lot of high-quality goods wind up at estate sales like this one run by Blue Moon Estate Sales. “The new generation is not out collecting china and buying china cabinets to put it in,” says John Shaver of JMS Estate Sales. “It’s more about convenience. They want to hang their TV on the wall.”

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“When we got there, she had already gone through the house and thrown away everything she thought was trash. She said, ‘There were these sterling silver candelabras that were so tarnished, that I don’t think they would have ever come back. So I just threw them away.’ There were four of them, so it was probably a thousand dollars’ worth of silver.” Professional advantage

Even small moves can benefit from professional advice. Some move managers offer free consultations, which can help clients figure out how to begin downsizing and organizing. “Most people are price conscious,” said Yarbrough. “They will consider, ‘What can I do, and what do I want to do?’ They have us do things they can’t do or don’t want to do. I encourage folks to let us do the packing, because it’s a specialized job.” Stanhope agrees that it’s better to let 28

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the professionals pack fragile items such as lamps, artwork, crystal and china. In her seven years in the business, she has found that a move specialist can also help in less tangible ways. “It’s helpful for clients to have a thirdparty person to help with the downsizing,” she said. “Family dynamics and emotions can sometimes hinder the decision-making process.” And often a little encouragement or coaching helps. “I’m taking care of people, not just their belongings,” she added. This connection and the satisfaction of being of service is the best part of her job, Stanhope says. “It’s all rewarding — getting to know the clients, helping them keep and display their beloved treasures in a new way, helping them acclimate to a new space,” she said. “The highest compliment I can get is having a client say, ‘It feels like home.’” t

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Newcomers to Western Wake have been bringing their own unique flair to our area for years now, and the influx continues as our local towns are dubbed among the best locales in the country to live. Transplant Arlton Cangelosi, right, shares the flavor of his native New Orleans with locals through Mr. A’s Beignets food truck, with the help of Eric Werfel, left. “This is almost Mayberry,” Angelosi says of his chosen home. “I feel like we landed in a great spot.” 32

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Apex (1), Holly Springs (2), Morrisville (3) and Cary (5) are among NC’s top 10 happiest towns, according to Homesnacks, December 2015



Orleans-style beignet in downtown Apex, thank a transplant. Newcomers to Western Wake have been bringing their own unique flair to our area for years now and the influx continues as our local towns are dubbed among the best locales in the country to live. “I remember thinking, ‘This is almost Mayberry,’” said Arlton Cangelosi of Apex, a retired postal worker originally from New Orleans. “It’s so wholesome. The people are fantastic. Everybody is friendly, and everybody knows everybody. I feel like we landed in a great spot.” Cangelosi and family lived in North Raleigh first, but thanks to his assigned Apex postal route the “Peak of Good Living” was always on his mind, and is now his family’s home. Cangelosi has brought New Orleans flair to Apex as the owner of Mr. A’s Beignets, serving the handcrafted treats from a goldenyellow food truck. (squaredoughnuts.com) “I’m passionate about it; it’s a chance to bring Louisiana food to our area,” he said. Mr. A’s hosted a town employee appreciation day in March, Cangelosi’s thanks for what he calls their “above and beyond” service. For those considering relocation, he has seven words: “Hurry up! Absolutely, you should move here.” Susan Prenatt agrees — she and husband George and their adult children all moved to Western Wake from Honolulu, and now operate home improvement firm RenovateRepair.com. Does our area live up to its rankings? “Oh yes!” Prenatt said. “Education, politics, quality of living; this place has all


those things. The people are genuine and patriotic. Southern and Hawaiian are very similar, doors open, barefoot, welcoming and warm.”

How Western Wake is delivering on its accolades

‘Nothing not to like’

Brenda Kucin and her husband arrived in Cary in August 2014 from a Big Apple suburb in northern New Jersey. “I like to say the pull was a son and grandson, and the push was New Jersey taxes,” she joked about the move. “We had been hearing about Cary and the Research Triangle as the area has been complimented by so many best-of articles. The publicity certainly confirmed the good feeling we had about it,” from visiting prior to their move. “Our move has exceeded my expectations,” Kucin said. “Meeting such nice peo-

ple and exploring the richness of the area … And it may sound corny, but I’m completely in love with the Cary Newcomers Club (carynewcomers.com). It’s been such a good resource — we’ve discovered museums, the parks and greenways, and you can’t exclude restaurants from that list of nice activities! I tell our friends from New Jersey that there’s nothing not to like here.” In honor of Western Wake’s newcomers and their contributions to our way of life, a town-by-town look at what makes this area the best begins on the next page. Mr. A’s Beignets serves handcrafted beignets, aka square doughnuts; fans of the treats line up at the golden-yellow food truck.


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■ New town website and apps; fiber installation continues for high-speed internet access.

CARY “BEING ON THE ‘best-of lists’ has raised our reputation, to be sure,” said Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht. “There are lots of great things that come from this attention, such as diversity. It’s been estimated that about 90 percent of our adult population is not originally from Cary, and 18 percent of our residents are from other countries. “That diversity has a big impact on the town’s programs because there are so many cultures that are celebrated in our community for all to enjoy and experience.” Weinbrecht attributes three factors to Cary’s success: A collective commitment to excellence by its citizens in both their Weinbrecht professional and personal lives, a town government comprised of “the best of the best,” and momentum. “I believe that momentum is a key factor to Cary’s success,” he said. “In the early 2000s Money Magazine named us one of the best places in America. At that point others really started to take note of all that Cary has to offer. We have been on the national radar as a place to watch ever since. And under that spotlight, Cary has continued to deliver — everything from jobs, economic opportunity, safety, beauty, all at the lowest property tax rate in the county.” The Mayton Inn is now open in downtown Cary.

APEX WHAT HAPPENS after you’re ranked as the No. 1 place to live in America? You keep on striving, says Apex Interim Town Manager Drew Havens. “Money Magazine cited that their top attributes for a ‘Best Place’ include low crime, strong job opportunities, great schools, quality health care, and plenty to do. Those factors, combined with intangibles like community spirit, propel Apex to the top of these national lists,” Havens said. “When your town is in the national spotlight, people from across the country who were already considering this area see Apex highlighted as a great place to call home. So naturally, this creates growth and diversity in population.” As the population here continues to climb — from 45,565 as of February to a projected 69,000 by 2025, Havens says town leaders Havens hold fast to their commitment to planning and service. “As a management team, there is no change in course,” he said. “We remain committed to providing highquality services in an efficient manner. Our focus remains on working with elected leaders to implement their shared vision for the future of this community through careful planning and adherence to development standards that helped make Apex a great community to call home, and by exceeding our residents’ expectation for quality service.”


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HOLLY SPRINGS GROWTH IS NOTHING new in more than a nice bedroom community to Holly Springs, where the town’s popu- what it is today — a dynamic, self-sustainlation has risen steadily since the early ing community with a brand that invites 1990s. Town Manager Chuck Simmons everyone to take a closer look.” says today’s growth provides the resources Simmons credits town government needed to improve services and invest in and citizens for managing growth well. new facilities and infrastructure to accom“People living here are vested in our modate future growth. community and they support our vision “The growth the town has experi- of managed growth,” he said. Meanwhile, enced over the last decade has made Holly strong leadership and a culture that enSprings the number one job creator in courages new ideas and innovation are Wake County,” Simmons said. also keys to success. “It has also made our town “Finally, developing and more attractive for commaintaining various public mercial investment, as and private partnerships is well as an attractive critically important when location to support managing a growing healthcare services. community,” Simmons “Holly Springs said, “especially when adcontinues to develop its dressing issues of regional sense of place, from what concern such as transportation many once considered little and economic development.” Simmons

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NEW Holly Springs Law Enforcement Center; Holly Springs Towne Center Phase 2, including a movie theater

MORRISVILLE “WE’RE LUCKY that Morrisville is in an ideal location, with

close proximity to Raleigh, Durham and especially the Research Triangle Park,” said Town Manager Martha Paige on the boom that’s seen town population rise from 1,022 residents in 1990 to 23,700 in 2015. “We also benefit from a very low crime rate and plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining and entertainment right here in town. And, our residents are just plain happy to be here. Based on our most recent National Citizen Survey, conducted in 2015, at least nine in 10 reported that the town is an excellent or good place to live.” Morrisville is a diverse town, with more than a third of its population of Asian Indian descent. “That adds an exciting cultural dynamic that other towns just don’t experience,” Paige said. “A great benefit of that diversity is the welcoming atmosphere and inclusiveness exhibited by neighborhoods and businesses here in town.” With growth comes challenges, such as transportation issues; Morrisville’s road network consists primarily of state roads, limiting the town’s authority to accelerate improvements, but town leaders are working with NCDOT and the railroad on plans for 36

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expanded capacity. “What has evolved is how we do business, and the consideration that no one solution is the answer, but rather an array of options, creative ideas and solutions may be more effective to achieve our goals,” Paige said. “We Paige also recognize that people who live and do business here are our partners in these efforts. This results in more problem solving and collaborative thinking. It’s rewarding and fun to be able to do business this way.”

“Based on our most recent National Citizen Survey, at least nine in 10 reported that the town is an excellent or good place to live.” – MARTHA PAIGE, Morrisville Town Manager

The Holly Springs Law Enforcement Center recently opened in Holly Springs.

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tion facility ■ Plans proceed for indoor basketball complex to support rec programs and boost sports tourism ■ Continued development of Holly


Springs Village District


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NEW Church Street Park, for cricket tournaments

COMING IN 2016 ■ Construction on Western Wake Competition Center, a $14 million multi-sport complex ■ Opening of Northwest Park, featuring play field, walking track and playground amenities ■ Continued development of Crabtree-Hatcher Creek Greenway, creating connectivity for countywide greenway system


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COMING IN 2016 ■ New Public Service Center ■ Construction of Fuquay-Varina Arts Center ■ Expansion of Terrible Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant ■ Installation of first of a multi-phased fiber optics network

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FUQUAY-VARINA HERE’S ONE INDICATOR of what’s happening in Fuquay-Varina: The town saw a whopping 45 percent increase in single family housing permits in 2015. “Transformational growth is happening,” said Town Manager Adam Mitchell. “In 1985, the town’s population was just under 4,000 people. Today, the community that was once built on farming is now the fastest growing town in the State of North Carolina. Our population is 24,000 and is expected to approach 35,000 by 2020.” What’s drawing these new residents? “With a close proximity to employment centers, a rich quality of life and a small town atmosphere offering plenty of amenities, people are finding ‘a dash more’ of what they are looking for in Fuquay-Varina,” said Mitchell, quoting the town’s new branding. Amid this record-setting growth, leaders are working hard to maintain town services — youth athletics grew by nearly 50 percent last year, for example — and position Fuquay-Varina as a destination for residential and business investment. In November, citizens approved a transportation bond that enabled the town to earn a Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP) grant worth $5.3 million, for projects including completion of NW Judd Parkway and improvements at key intersections. Leaders are also investing in quality of life amenities, such as the largest municipal Splash Pad in Wake County, community programming, and coming soon, the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center. “Our citizens are the best advocates for living and working in Fuquay-Varina,” Mitchell said. “Whether they’ve been here for 50 years or a few months, they’re extremely vested in the town’s success and contribute significantly to its quality of life.”

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(or mostly free) activities for you,

(20 miles from downtown Cary)

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area has the largest population of bald eagles in the eastern U.S., and April through June is the best time to see one. An eagle observation platform is on Martha’s Chapel Road, but arrive early morning or near dusk to increase your odds of spotting the birds. And don’t forget your binoculars! ncparks.gov/jordanlake-state-recreation-area

your kids and anyone else you want to bring along. After all, admission is free! COMPILED BY AMBER KEISTER


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Learn about railroad history, watch the outdoor G-Scale garden railroad, visit the outdoor North Carolina Railroad Museum, or view equipment in the railroad yard. Admission and parking are free. For a small fee, visitors can also take a one-hour ride on the New Hope Valley Railway. Trains operate several days a month and for special events throughout the year. triangletrain.com


Waverly Place

Waverly Place

Hear live music every Wednesday June 1 - July 27 at Waverly Place in Cary.

Wind Down Wednesdays at Waverly Place 575 New Waverly Place, Cary

Waverly Place in Cary hosts live music on the Promenade every Wednesday June 1- July 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. All concerts are free and open to the public. Lawn chairs and well-behaved dogs are welcome. In addition to music, the venue has playgrounds for toddlers and big kids. The splash pad will also be open during concert hours. Your kids won’t have to wait for Wednesdays to enjoy the splash pad, though: Starting Memorial Day weekend, it will be open for children 5 to 12 years old. Hours are 10 a.m. to noon, and 5 to 7 p.m. daily. waverlycary.com Live in the District Music Series at Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville

The LIVE in the District music series runs Thursdays through June 2, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., featuring bands like Kasey Tyndall and 120 Minutes. Free face painting and balloon art for the kids, plus beer and wine sales to benefit local charities. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome. parkwestvillage.net

The splash pad at Waverly Place in Cary opens Memorial Day weekend.

Starlight Concerts Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary

Starting Friday, May 20, the Starlight Concert Series offers free family concerts throughout the summer in the garden area adjacent to the Page-Walker Arts & History Center. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic, but leave pets and alcohol at home. For information, call (919) 460-4963. Cary Town Band Concerts

The band performs several free public concerts throughout the summer; the next show is 7:30 p.m. on May 20 at the Cary Arts Center. carytownband.org

LOOK AT ART Town of Cary Gallery Exhibitions The town presents regular art exhibitions from area and regional artists at its various facilities. These include the Cary Arts Center, the Cary Senior Center, Page-Walker Arts & History Center, and the Bond Park and Herb Young community centers. For information, call (919) 469-4061 or search townofcary.org. Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex Students from Apex Friendship High School display their work until May 7. A show in conjunction with the Apex Latino Arts Festival will be on display from May 13 to June 10. thehalle.org


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The WRAL Freedom Balloon Festival is taking place in Fuquay-Varina over Memorial Day weekend.

Spring is on its way Get ready to change up your color palette with new arrivals!



WRAL Freedom Balloon Festival

Class acts

Downtown Fuquay-Varina

Holly Springs residents of all ages can sign up for monthly yoga classes held outside at the Womble Park Amphitheater throughout the summer. hollyspringsnc.us If you live in Morrisville, you can learn line dancing at the Cedar Fork Community Center or tai chi at the Aquatic and Fitness Center. For information, call (919) 463-7110.

The Memorial Day weekend event moves to Fuquay-Varina this year. On Friday, May 27, the festival will begin with an ascension of all participating balloons at Fleming Loop Recreational Park, followed by a balloon “glow” just after sunset. The event continues throughout the weekend with activities for kids, tethered balloon rides, live music, food and drink. freedomballoonfest.com

Take a walk

Herbfest The Page-Walker Arts & History Center



Southern Chic

Parkside Town Commons 1205 Parkside Main St, Cary (919) 518-5532


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119 Ambassador Loop, Cary

Learn about plants and pollinators at Herbfest, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center. Other attractions include plant and craft booths, live butterfly releases, crafts and activities for kids. Hosted by The Friends of the Page-Walker and Town of Cary. friendsofpagewalker.org

Western Wake has an impressive array of greenways and trails. In addition to these spots, the Town of Cary maintains a pedestrian-friendly guide at townofcary.org. A free Bike Hike Cary mobile app is also available from your favorite app store; just search keyword “bike hike Cary.” American Tobacco Trail 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex triangletrails.org/american-tobaccotrail Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree Bass Lake Park 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs hollyspringsnc.us/320/Bass-Lake-Park

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CARY ORTHOPAEDICS 1120 SE Cary Pkwy • Cary, NC (919) 467-4992 101 Lattner Ct. • Morrisville, NC (919) 238-2440 1005 Vandora Springs Road Garner, NC • (919) 779-3861

CARY ORTHOPAEDICS SPINE CENTER 1110 SE Cary Parkway • Cary, NC (919) 297-0000 www.caryortho.com

Committed to providing stateof-the-art orthopedic care, Cary Orthopaedics offers comprehensive services to address bone and joint pain or dysfunction caused by musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries and degenerative conditions. With a combined experience of 225 years, our highly skilled, fellowship-trained physicians take a personal approach in treating patients, while working to ensure the best outcomes for each and every individual. Serving Cary, Raleigh, Garner, Apex and surrounding areas of the Triangle, Cary Orthopaedics has one goal — to restore good health and mobility to those in need. Whether a patient suffers from pain or injury in the wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle or spine, Cary Orthopaedics’ 16 physicians and team of physical therapists are experts in motion, offering both surgical and non-surgical treatment protocols.

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There are many reasons why Cary Orthopaedics was recently designated by a major payor as a Tier 1 Practice. In recent surveys, our patients have commented not only on our professional competency, but also our approach to personalized care and direct access to our doctors. When you choose Cary Orthopaedics as your provider, you can expect to talk directly to your physician. This is just one advantage Cary Orthopaedics offers over most institutional-type practices. We also pride ourselves on our friendly, dedicated staff and doctors who realize that your time is valuable. We get patients scheduled quickly, and we work to ensure that each patient visit is efficient and productive. Cary Orthopaedics has three locations in the Triangle — Cary Parkway, Davis Drive and Garner. We also provide comprehensive spine care, not only in our Cary Spine Center but at all locations. BRANDED CONTENT SECTION







DOCS of Western Wake To find the best medical care for your family, look no further. From the top of your head to the tips of your toes, these local professionals cover it all.




‘EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE’ Davis & Pyle Plastic Surgery is an expert at taking an uncomfortable concept and making it into an exceptional experience. Dr. Davis and Dr. Pyle are Top Docs because of their willingness to embrace modern plastic surgery by finding new ways to deliver results that look natural and subtle, yet unmistakably improved. Unlike the early days of plastic surgery, the modern techniques these surgeons use are designed to enhance your existing appearance, not leave you looking plastic and overly “done.” Both surgeons are passionate about embracing progress in their office and in their techniques. This allows them to constantly move forward and to offer patients the best of what the plastic surgery world has to offer. While many patients benefit from surgical changes, this team is also focused on the increasing array of effective non-surgical

improvements available. To provide a more well-rounded experience, they opened Skin Raleigh in February 2015. Located adjacent to Davis & Pyle, Skin Raleigh is an antiaging destination unto itself. With a modern and chic décor, stylishly appointed treatment rooms and a gorgeous balcony, men and women alike are actually enjoying turning back the clock while looking natural and refreshed. Each provider is hand selected for his extraordinary reputation. Each expert at Davis & Pyle and Skin Raleigh works intensely with patients to ensure that your expectations are exactly aligned with theirs. The result? A new, improved you. While physical beauty may be only external, the changes that occur within as a result of your improved self-confidence are often profound and multifaceted. The motto on our website is Experience, Education, Excellence. After an hour-long,

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DAVIS & PYLE PLASTIC SURGERY GLENN M. DAVIS JEREMY PYLE 2304 Wesvill Court, Suite 360 Raleigh, NC 27607 (919) 785-1220 info@dpraleigh.com www.dpraleigh.com

face to face consultation about your options in plastic and reconstructive surgery, it is easy to understand how the practice is one of the most experienced, educated and excellent groups in America. Davis & Pyle and Skin Raleigh are conveniently located in west Raleigh near Rex Hospital at 2304 Wesvill Court. To learn more, please call (919) 785-1220. BRANDED CONTENT SECTION


EYECARECENTER DON CLONINGER 720 SE Maynard Road Cary, NC 27511 (919) 467-0959 eyecarecenter.com

AT EYECARECENTER in Cary, our team of dedicated staff and optometrists offer the experience and expertise to meet all of your vision care needs. From providing routine eye exams and treating eye diseases to fitting you for prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses, we take pride in our long tradition of excellent patient care.

At the eyecarecenter Cary Barnes & Noble Plaza location, you’ll experience quality eye care from some of the Triangle’s leading optometrists. Dr. Don Cloninger began his practice in Cary in 1980. The team has since included the addition of Dr. David Weitz, Dr. Keel Godwin and Dr. Kathryn Manton.


Our tradition of quality patient care and service continued in 1982 when Dr. Cloninger opened the first eyecarecenter in Cary. His business philosophy is summed up by the Aristotle quote, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” Since that time the practice has grown, welcoming dedicated doctors and conscientious staff, ensuring the tradition of excellence will continue long into the future. Visit www.eyecarecenter.com or call 919-467-0959 to make an appointment, and let our caring staff see to all your vision needs.



FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY PATRICK LAWRENCE, DDS RAYMOND FERRI, DDS 431 Keisler Drive Cary, NC 27518 (919) 859-1330 CaryCosmeticDentist.com

ENJOY THE BENEFITS THAT EXPERIENCE CAN OFFER. When it comes to getting great results, experience matters, and that’s what you will get when you trust your dental care to Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Raymond M. Ferri, DDS, and Patrick A. Lawrence, DDS. Dr. Ferri has been serving Cary for over 25 years. He is a graduate of UNC Dental School and every year takes more than the required continuing education to enhance his skills. Dr. Lawrence received his initial training in the Dominican Republic, graduated from NYU Dental School and completed a general practice residency at Brookdale University Hospital. They enjoy creating beautiful smiles for their patients, and over the years have been voted as one of the top family and cosmetic dental practices in Western Wake. The staff is equally competent, also attending ongoing continuing education and

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getting many compliments from patients on their abilities and chair-side manners. Our hygienists are trained to treat periodontal disease and to do oral cancer screenings. Individuals in our administrative department have been involved in dentistry for more than 25 years and can help you get the most from your dental benefits. We utilize all the latest technology. Our digital ITero scanner replaces the need for messy impressions and provides accurate results with maximum patient comfort. Don’t just take our word for it. Come by any time and see for yourself. We are accepting new patients and would love to have you become part of our dental family. To learn more about our practice and read patient reviews, visit our website, CaryCosmeticDentist.com.



WALKING THROUGH the door at Kildaire Family Dental (KFD) feels much like walking into the home of an old friend. A warm smile receives you in a beautifully decorated foyer, and you immediately become part of a loving dental family. This office is local, family oriented, and family owned. Each of KFD’s treatment rooms are furnished with soft blankets and neck pillows, as well as flat screen televisions and headphones for your indulgence. As a mother and business owner, Dr. DeSaix knows how important time can be. For this reason, KFD welcomes entire families and offers block family appointments to accommodate busy schedules. Dr. DeSaix is no stranger to the dental chair; therefore, she values what is important to her patients. Whether you are interested in achieving and maintaining optimum oral health, overcoming a distressing sleep dilemma, or creating the smile you have always wanted, Dr. DeSaix and her dedicated team take immense pride in their ability to assist patients in reaching their personal BRANDED CONTENT SECTION

dental goals. KFD pairs its state of the art technology, including low radiation digital radiographs and intraoral cameras, with the highest quality materials, and a well-trained compassionate team to ensure first class treatment with every visit. Crowns, veneers, clear aligner orthodontic correction, periodontal therapy, surgical procedures, extractions, pediatric care, sleep appliance therapy, as well as a full whitening menu are just some of the available treatment options. KFD also offers a “Whitening for Life Program” to all patients as an incentive to keep their teeth healthy and to help patients feel great about their smiles! To ensure success, Dr. DeSaix takes time to get training from the nation’s top clinicians and dentists. Her patients benefit from her attention to detail and her appetite for excellence as she delivers top notch esthetic outcomes. She also values her memberships in various dental communities. She is a member of the American Academy of

KILDAIRE FAMILY DENTAL ASHLEY DESAIX, DDS, MPH 3420 Ten Ten Road, Suite 310 Cary NC 27518 (919) 342-8509 KildaireFamilyDental.com Stonebridge Shopping Center (Harris Teeter) and across from new Publix opening in 2016.

Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, North Carolina Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. CARY MAGAZINE 49


THE HUSBAND and wife team of Dr.

Greg and Dr. Lisa Mayes have been delighted to offer residents of Cary and the surrounding areas a long-standing tradition of trusted dental care for over 26 years. Along with their team of caring and highly skilled dental professionals, they strive to make each patient feel a part of the Preston Dental Center family, working together to make each visit not just pleasant — but truly enjoyable. Dr. Greg and Dr. Lisa focus on preventive family care and cosmetic dentistry, providing patients of all ages the very highest quality of services from a single tooth-colored filling to a complete smile makeover and implant restoration. Health and wellbeing are of the highest importance and they offer life-changing snore and sleep apnea appliance solutions to patients. Early detection of oral cancer and pre-cancer with OralID uses fluorescence technology to identify tissue changes in many cases before they become visible to the naked eye. Optimal oral systemic health is at the very center of patient care. They know the links between diabetes and heart disease

with gum disease and they examine each patient carefully to develop a personalized dental health plan. Dr. J. Gregory Mayes earned his dental degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has taken extensive postgraduate courses in cosmetic dentistry, sleep apnea, orthodontics, veneers, crowns, bridges and implant restoration. Dr. Lisa Mayes also received her dental degree from UNC Chapel Hill and completed a oneyear extensive post-graduate residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry before entering private practice. Always keeping comfort as their No.1 priority, the Mayes were the first dentists in Cary to offer ANUTRA anesthetic delivery system, giving their patients the exclusive experience of virtually painless dental injections plus greater comfort from the enhanced dental anesthesia during treatments. They are also proud to offer their patients the very latest in dental technology like 3-dimensional ultra-low radiation X-rays, beautiful and natural E4D same-day all porcelain crowns, KOR Whitening, Water-

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PRESTON DENTAL CENTER J. GREGORY MAYES, DDS LISA MAYES, DDS 3761 N.W. Cary Parkway, Suite 100 • Cary, NC 27513 (919) 460-0963 PrestonDentalCenter.com

lase laser for assisted periodontal therapy and restorative dentistry, nitrous oxide sedation, Invisilign clear braces, and Six Month Smiles. The Mayes are members of the prestigious Seattle Study Club, the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Association of Oral Systemic Health, and the American Association of Dental Practice Administration. Dr. Greg and Dr. Lisa Mayes have also completed the renowned PAClive Continuum, the premier, comprehensive aesthetic training curriculum that provides the training needed for advanced aesthetic patient care. BRANDED CONTENT SECTION


SNINSKI & SCHMITT FAMILY DENTISTRY MATHEW SCHMITT, DMD TODD SNINSKI, DMD Cary Office 100 Ridgeview Dr., Suite 103 Cary, NC 27511 (919) 467-2203 ssfamilydentistry.com Holly Springs Office 7252 GB Alford Highway Holly Springs, NC 27540 (919) 600-6262 ssfamilydentistry.com


We are a caring team of dental professionals committed to the dental health of your entire family. At Sninski & Schmitt Family Dentistry, we work hard to provide a comfortable environment where our patients can truly relax. Our experienced dentists, Dr. Todd Sninski and Dr. Mathew Schmitt, offer personalized care to each patient and utilize the latest dental technologies to deliver fabulous results. Whether it’s CEREC same-day crowns, INVISALIGN clear braces or our newest technology of placing and restoring DENTAL IMPLANTS, our dentists will do whatever it takes to provide the best dental experience. Both Dr. Sninski and Dr. Schmitt have been providing quality dental care in the Triangle for more than 12 years.

Your dental health is our top priority. We take the time to get to know you and your unique dental concerns, and we are dedicated to providing the highest quality service to meet your needs. We have convenient locations in Cary and Holly Springs, so you can be confident that quality dental care is always right down the street. We always welcome new patients, and we accept most dental insurance. Check us out on our website, ssfamilydentistry. com. On the site you can meet our fabulous dental team, see what our patients are saying about us, take a tour of the office, explore the services we have to offer, and request an appointment or consult. Also stop by our Facebook page to see what we are doing in the community or to get a fun dental fact. Make an appointment with us today! When you leave, you’ll be all smiles. CARY MAGAZINE 51


THERE IS NEVER a dull moment for

Drs. Robert and Bobbi Stanley. The Cary dentists are parents of four and owners of Stanley Dentistry, a full service practice near Preston. They are also instructors at The Stanley Institute for Comprehensive Dentistry, a resource for dentists for continuing education. When Dr. Bobbi started her practice in 1995, she was a newlywed and young mother. She couldn’t imagine life being any better. She had a career she loved and a growing family. While her husband Robert had always been a partner in the business side of her practice, she handled the dentistry. In 2008, her personal and professional worlds overlapped as she welcomed her husband, Dr. Robert Stanley, to the family business as a full-time dentist. “It just made sense personally and professionally for Rob to join me in practicing dentistry,” said Dr. Bobbi. “It seems a little nuts to go back to school for an entirely new career

when you’re already a successful engineer. But he saw how much I truly enjoyed my work, had been interested in dentistry since spending time in his grandfather’s Chicago dental practice as a child, and we both knew we are better as a team than we are separately,” she continued. The Stanleys complement each other in life, in business and in dentistry. Dr. Robert enjoys the more detailed services like implants, root canals and oral surgery, while Dr. Bobbi focuses on general and family dentistry, cosmetics, orthodontics and Invisalign. The result is a practice where you can have all your family and cosmetic dental needs met under one roof. With such a robust practice, most people would sit back and simply enjoy the fruits of their labor. However, the Stanleys are definitely not “most people.” In their ongoing effort to be the best in their profession, they attend more than ten times the required

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STANLEY DENTISTRY BOBBI A. STANLEY, DDS ROBERT J. STANLEY II, DDS 3731 NW Cary Parkway, Suite 201 Cary, NC 27513 (919) 415-0042 stanleysmiles.com annual continuing education, doubled the size of their practice and added an associate dentist — and that’s just the last 18 months! This year, they made the Nurse Anesthetist they’ve contracted for years a full-time employee, a service not offered by any other dentist in the area. When asked about their future plans, Drs. Stanley agree that they won’t be slowing down anytime soon. “The best is yet to be,” said Dr. Robert Stanley, with a huge smile! BRANDED CONTENT SECTION




Triangle Hearing Services, P.A. is recognized for our exceptional patient RADHIKA GUPTA, Au.D service, expertise and status as one of DONELLA HELLENKAMP, Au.D. the few select practices nationwide to DOCTORS OF AUDIOLOGY earn certification as a Lyric® “Premier Elite” provider. We are the Triangle’s 1100 NW Maynard Road ONLY “Premier Elite” provider. Lyric® Suite 130 • Cary, NC 27513 is the world’s first and only 100% www.TriangleHearing.com invisible, 24/7 wearable hearing device. (919) 636-3006 In addition to Lyric®, Triangle Hearing Services offers a wide variety of hearing devices designed to meet an individual’s specific hearing needs. Our Doctors of Audiology, Radhika Gupta and Donella Hellenkamp, received their training and experience from some of the top colleges and universities in the nation. Together, they have over 35 years’ experience in Audiology.


We pride ourselves in delivering extraordinary hearing healthcare to all of our patients. Each and every appointment is always with one of our Doctors of Audiology. We have received A+ ratings from many of our patients. Please don’t take our word for it, but visit our website at www.TriangleHearing.com and read our “Rave Reviews.” Triangle Hearing Services’ mission is to help patients improve the quality of their lives through better hearing. Our guarantee is that every person who enters our practice will receive the highest level of hearing services available in today’s market. We also guarantee that you will leave Triangle Hearing Services with an improved quality of life and confident that you selected the best practice for your hearing healthcare.




WAKE EAR, NOSE AND THROAT SPECIALISTS PANKAJ GUPTA, M.D., F.A.C.S. OTOLARYNGOLOGIST ERIN BLACKBURN, Au.D. AUDIOLOGIST 115 Parkway Office Court, Suite 201 • Cary, NC 27518 (919) 851-5636 www.WakeENT.com www.WakeSinus.com

Dr. Pankaj Gupta is a board-certified otolaryngologist and practices in Cary, NC. At Wake Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists, Dr. Gupta treats patients of all ages both medically and surgically for general ENT issues. Over a span of almost 20 years practicing medicine, Dr. Gupta has treated many patients for sinus disease. Medically termed sinusitis, a sinus infection is inflammation and swelling of the tissues that line the sinuses. It is the #1 reported chronic condition in the U.S., affecting an estimated 37 million Americans annually. Dr. Gupta founded Wake Sinus Center to help these patients find relief using a minimally invasive procedure called BALLOON SINUPLASTY. This technique does not require removal of bone or tissue and allows for a faster recovery time with less pain than conventional sinus surgery. A deflated balloon is inserted into the opening of the sinus and inflated to expand the tissue. This allows nasal passages to drain normally, relieving sinus pain and pressure. Dr. Gupta performs BALLOON SINUPLASTY in

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his office and most patients resume normal activities within 48 hours. Dr. Erin Blackburn joined Wake ENT Specialists in 2015 and brings her expertise and knowledge to patients who have issues with hearing and/or hearing loss. Research has shown that people with hearing loss have a higher risk of developing dementia, balance issues and other illnesses. Dr. Blackburn provides private consultations for her patients and their family members to determine the degree of hearing loss and provides solutions based on the patient’s age, activities, lifestyle and type of employment. Dr. Blackburn specializes in successfully treating patients with hearing loss, ringing of ears (tinnitus), single-sided deafness and positional vertigo. She provides free consultations for patients with hearing loss and/or tinnitus. Visit Wake Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists at www.WakeENT.com or Wake Sinus Center at www.WakeSinus.com for more information. Or, call us at (919) 8515636 to schedule your appointment. BRANDED CONTENT SECTION


was founded as a private optometry practice for any and all patients. We wanted to be different than all those big chain stores, where it feels like you are just another number. Whether it’s a medical emergency, or routine eye exam, our doctors are here to take care of you. It's our belief that with thorough comprehensive eye examinations and honest in-depth patient education, we can relate the information your body wants you to know regarding your eye health. Our experienced optometrists, Dr. Amjad Badwan and Dr. Jennifer Shenk, are primary eye care professionals who examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the eyes, visual system, and associated structures. They welcome any age from children to adults. If specialty eye care is what you’re looking for, ask about Ortho-K lenses that allow our patients to see without wearing glasses or contacts during the day. Try our at-home Vision Therapy to improve the eye WAKE FAMILY EYE CARE


muscles and create a balanced eye-brain relationship, or Sports Vision training to help improve eye-hand coordination and sports performance. Dr. Amjad Badwan is a local guy who grew up 10 minutes from our office. He loves that he gets to serve the Triangle area that he has called home his entire life. Dr. Badwan is passionate about treatment and management of ocular diseases, delivering primary eye care to the overall population, and providing children with proper early eye care to help their visual system develop correctly. Dr. Jennifer Shenk first moved to North Carolina when the Air Force brought her husband to the area. She loves the people and friendliness that the Triangle has shown her. Dr. Shenk’s areas of specialty include primary eye care, treatment and management of ocular diseases, contact lenses and pediatric eye care. Stop by our office and meet our knowledgeable doctors and staff, while checking out our large selection of stylish

WAKE FAMILY EYE CARE AMJAD M. BADWAN, O.D. JENNIFER SHENK, O.D. DOCTORS OF OPTOMETRY 155 Parkway Office Ct. Suite 105 Cary, NC 27518 (919) 859-0777 wakefamilyeyecare.com

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There can be many reasons to seek the skills of a plastic surgeon. They can be esthetic or reconstructive in nature and Dr. William Stoeckel of Wake Plastic Surgery offers a broad range of services in both categories. Whatever your goal, it’s certain you will want a surgeon who listens with compassion and fully addresses your concerns. A surgeon who isn’t hurried and focused on you during your visit. A surgeon who can think outside the box, provides highly skilled solutions and is readily accessible to you as a patient. At Wake Plastic Surgery, Dr. Stoeckel is that kind of surgeon. With the help of two experienced medical estheticians and a top-tier surgical staff, Dr. Stoeckel’s team provides a full menu of esthetic services and products with the newest laser treatments and wrinklereducing injectables. Wake Plastic Surgery patients are quickly put at ease by Dr. Stoeckel’s relaxed

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and personable manner as well as his highly trained and caring staff. It’s this genuine enjoyment of his patients coupled with an eye and dedication to surgical detail that have earned the practice a long history of rave reviews and patient-driven awards. Wake Plastic Surgery proudly serves patients throughout the region and across state lines, and every year for nearly a decade, Dr. Stoeckel has been blessed in treating children with severe burns in Bolivia. Board-certified in plastic surgery, Dr. Stoeckel was trained in medicine at the University of Cincinnati and in plastic surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He stays in the forefront of his specialty through ongoing education and a constant study of improving surgical techniques. Dr. Stoeckel and staff aim daily to exceed expectations in patient safety, privacy and exceptional customer service. Connect with us on Realself, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn more about our practice. BRANDED CONTENT SECTION

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From left, Madison wears an ikat print shirt in sunrise orange, $89; boyfriend jean, $89; gold bracelets, $39 each; multi-stone hinged bangle, $45, and earrings, $25; short beaded necklace, $45; and long beaded necklace, $55, all from Chico’s; princess stitch clutch, $49, from StyleFinder Boutique; and oka-B ergonomic, recyclable shoes handcrafted in the U.S., $45, from Pink Magnolia Boutique. Geoffrey’s wearing the Crawford Tattersall Heritage shirt in blue and coral, $89.50, from Fish Hippie, and the Macon bow tie in coral, handmade in North Carolina, $55, from High Cotton. Shivali shows off Tribal Dream jeans, $87; Burnout tank in guava, $69; Clara Sunwoo cardigan in navy, $79; and a Moon & Lola acrylic and tassel necklace, $78, all from StyleFinder Boutique, and earrings, $29, from Chico’s.


hat’s hot this season? You are, in these spring-to-summer fashions! We went to the pros to scout the latest in trends, scope out the season’s must-haves, and grab a few pointers on how to wear them at any age. But as our pro Mary Michele Nidiffer says, trends are simply guidelines to keep your wardrobe current. Choose only those that are right for you! “Creating your own personal style is about dressing yourself from the inside out,” said Nidiffer, founder of StyleFinder Boutique. “When you dress for who you are on the inside, it creates a connection with what’s on the outside and you create authenticity.”  Brand stylist Sher Canada of Chico’s agrees.   “Getting it right at any age is understanding what makes you feel confident and comfortable,” she said. “Flaunt your best asset. Whatever your age, looking stylish requires repeated adjustments. And never forget — great style has no size!”


Madison, at left, in a Tribal white tunic, $79; Niki Biki tank, $26; and tassel necklace, $26, all from StyleFinder Boutique, with Krazy Larry print pants, $125, shown on cover. Geoffrey sports the Regatta necktie in turquoise, $80, from High Cotton, and Barkley Check drift blue button-up shirt, $89.50, from Fish Hippie. On Shivali, poncho in lavender, $39, with multiple ways to wear; pendant, $58; tank, $25; and Articles of Society super-soft jeans, $59, all from Pink Magnolia Boutique, earrings, $29, and bangles, $35, from Chico’s.


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The cold-shoulder top is hot! Tyche top in coral, $39; and Articles of Society jeans, $59, both from Pink Magnolia Boutique.

UNCONSTRUCTED SPORTS JACKET: Think neutral colors such as navy, grey or tan in lightweight materials with texture like poplin, linen or lightweight wool. CRISP WHITE DRESS SHIRT, WITH A SPREAD COLLAR: Find a tailored fit and nice texture without too much sheen, to set you apart. BOWTIE OR NECKTIE: Incorporate a bright classic bowtie or necktie into your work or cocktail attire to complete the look. Learn how to tie your own and see how many compliments you receive!  — James Hill, owner of High Cotton

The Trends COLD-SHOULDER, OR OFF-SHOULDER, TOPS: To keep it age-appropriate, opt for a look with a thicker strap, or try a tunic style paired with white jeans.

Shivali bares her shoulders too, in the Peach Love maxi dress, $55; necklace, $24; and arrowheadshaped pendant, $25, all from Pink Magnolia Boutique.

FRAYED-BOTTOM JEANS: In cropped, nondistressed versions, they’re easy for any height or age to wear. COLORFUL JEWELRY: Look for unique features such as paper beads, and layer your necklaces. EASY UPDATES: Fun jewelry that works with pieces you already own, and a lightweight T-shirt cardigan or poncho that can be worn in different ways. — Samantha James, owner of Pink Magnolia Boutique


The Trends BOHO: Harken back to the 1970s with fringe, tassels and mixed prints. Not into flowy layers? Simply don a tassel or gemstone necklace, or wear one of many available styles of tunics to add boho chic to your most classic or elegant outfit. NEW JEAN CUTS: The skinny jean is still around, but we’re seeing a wider variety of cuts including the bootcut, with both cropped and full-length versions. Check out pastel washes in denim, as well as white. And stick with your best cut to boost your confidence!

Shivali gets comfy in olive pants, $79; Azules tunic in jade, $46, with lace underlayer, $48; and Umgee cardigan, $58, topped with necklace, $52, bracelet, $28, and fringed hobo, $74, all from StyleFinder Boutique.

For Madison, it’s a Baci hand-dyed silk tunic in seafoam, $135, over Krazy Larry python print pants, $125, with tassel necklace, $28; and clutch, $49, all from StyleFinder Boutique.

LACE & LINGERIE: Choose a lace-trimmed top or tank, or let lace peek out from beneath a top with a lace extender tank to capture the romance without risking your credibility. BLUES OF MANY HUES: Find a shade that works with your coloring, then try a little blue dress for your next big event, a blue tunic for summer fun, or blue sandals for a change of pace. Think about blue for your next mani/pedi! EASY UPDATE: The pull-on Modern Fit pant has a bodyconscious fit and is infused with four-way stretch that visually whittles away pounds. — Mary Michele Nidiffer, StyleFinder Boutique 62

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Go tropical! Shivali, left, wears a fringed poncho in kiwi, $99; So Slimming crop pant in kiwi, $89; microfiber tank in ecru, $39; earrings, $39; and necklace, $59, all from Chico’s. Madison’s in the Celille cardigan in kiwi, $99; tank, $39; So Slimming dot print short, $79; earrings, $25; necklace, $49; and bangles, set of five, $45, all from Chico’s. Their shoes are oka-B, from Pink Magnolia Boutique. CARY MAGAZINE 63

The hanky hem Hailey dress works for Madison, $129, with pendant, $45, all from Chico’s.

Shivali shines in this fringed black tunic vest, $109, and tab top in majestic blue, $39; earrings, $25, and statement necklace, $79, with silver cuff shown on cover, $49, all from Chico’s.

Trends & Must-Haves NAVY IS THE NEW NEUTRAL: Pair it with white or light shades of denim, and wear with any shoe color. WIDE-LEG BOTTOMS: Pair with a streamlined, fitted top for balance. SHORT JACKET: Go for linen in white or off-white; also a great piece to match with that wide-leg pant. JEWELRY: Think jumbo-sized, ornate earrings; make this the only piece you accessorize with so you don’t overdo it. A pendant in polished gold is a great statement piece. Wear chunky bracelets over the cuff of your shirt. WHITE SHIRT REDUX: Invest in a classic white buttondown shirt, or reinvent it by wearing it off-the-shoulder or tied in front.

Geoffrey drives in Fish Hippie’s Crawford Tattersall Heritage button-up, $89.50, and High Cotton’s Macon bow tie in coral, $55. Shivali wears a cold-shoulder blouse in cocoa bean, $79; jegging in alabaster, $89; necklace, $59, and earrings, $29, all from Chico’s.


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DENIM: Use the light over dark or dark over light formula. Look for fringe detail, play with the hems and leg shapes, and find great finishes. — Sher Canada, Brand Stylist with Chico’s

Gold cuff bracelet, $49, Chico’s

Men’s Tarpon Club Belt Alaskan in Rose of Sharon and in blue, $65 each, Fish Hippie

Laredo western boot in taupe, $150, Pink Magnolia Boutique

Harbor Stripe bowtie in aqua, $55, High Cotton

Where to Shop Pink Magnolia Boutique 1205 Parkside Main St., Cary (919) 518-5532 facebook.com/Pink-Magnolia-Boutique Chico’s 2121 Village Market Place, Morrisville (919) 462-7013 chicos.com

Lucy Lane belt in neutral, $69, Chico’s

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“When you see someone you love go through this, you just want to help,” says Laura Gaddis of her mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Help she has: Gaddis founded the Guardian Angel thrift shops in Fuquay-Varina and Apex, which since 1999 have raised $2.2 million for Alzheimer’s research and respite care.


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Alzheimer’s LAURA GADDIS’ mother hid cookies inside her pillowcase, like a child in an adult body. She would allow Gaddis to rub lotion only on her face, never her hands. She incessantly asked, Has the mail run? “Mama was 66 when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. For the last four years, she did not acknowledge us at all,” said Gaddis of the 12-year battle fought by her mother, Lina Mae Ferrell Edwards, and her father, William, whose early death Gaddis attributes to the strain of caregiving. “She was a good mama,” a busy tobacco farmer’s wife in the Green Level/Carpenter area of Western Wake, and a nurse in a local doctor’s office, Gaddis said. “When you see someone you love go through this, you just want to help.” Chances are, you’ve been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease too. It’s the most commonly diagnosed form of dementia, affecting 5.4 million people nationwide, two-thirds of them women. Early onset Alzheimer’s can even strike those in their 30s. The sixth leading cause of death in our state and in the U.S., the disease has no known cause or cure, but Gaddis and others are doing their part to change that. continued on page 76 CARY MAGAZINE 75

Community support has built the success of Guardian Angel. All monies raised are donated to Alzheimer’s North Carolina at founder Laura Gaddis’ insistence, and are doled out as grants to area research facilities working to find treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

170,000 People in NC affected by Alzheimer’s, a number expected to quadruple by 2025.

6 Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in NC.

No cure FDA-approved drugs slow progression of Alzheimer’s symptoms for 6-12 months on average, and only for about half of those who take them.

Research suggests Good nutrition and mental, social and physical activities may help maintain or improve brain health. Information from the Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org, and Alzheimer’s North Carolina, alznc.org 76

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In 1999 Gaddis, then 57, opened a small donation-based thrift shop called Guardian Angel Thrift in Fuquay-Varina with help from family. Her goal was to raise $500 a year to donate to Alzheimer’s research. Today, Guardian Angel’s bustling Fuquay-Varina store stands at 26,000 square feet. Along with an Apex location added in 2012, the stores to date have generated $2.2 million for research and respite care, making them the lead donor to Alzheimer’s North Carolina. “It’s important to me that the money stays in North Carolina,” Gaddis said, “and is given as grants to our wonderful research facilities here.” Shari Stocks, operations manager for Guardian Angel Thrift and Gaddis’ daughter, says the growth of Guardian Angel is thanks to community support; many customers also share their own Alzheimer’s stories. A new endowment fund has even been established, thanks to one generous donor who left her entire estate to Guardian Angel

for the cause. Research is the answer to the mystery of Alzheimer’s, Gaddis says: “And maybe our little dime will help.” Alzheimer’s North Carolina

That “little dime” is indeed helping to further the mission of Alzheimer’s North Carolina, which provides education, support and services to families affected by the disease while raising funding toward finding treatment, prevention and a cure. “When I began here in 1989, there were no medications for Alzheimer’s on the market, and we knew little about the disease,” said Alice Watkins, executive director of Alzheimer’s North Carolina. “Today we know that as long as we live we are individuals. We in the caregiving world want to know who the patient is, and the type of lifestyle they’ve had. Their basic personality will remain, depending on how they’re treated.” Watkins has seen the effects of the disease first-hand, how patients’ memories are gradually erased from newest to oldest, and

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how as inhibitions retreat patients say and do things that make others uncomfortable. “And a patient with Alzheimer’s can no longer do ‘busy;’ they won’t fit into your timetable. That takes patience and time on the part of the caregiver,” Watkins said. “The key is to find humor, to laugh with them, not at them, if they’re not causing harm.” Founded at Duke University in 1980, Alzheimer’s North Carolina broke from the national Alzheimer’s Association in 2009 in order to focus its research funding solely on our state. Its award-winning best-practices training program on decontinued on page 79 CARY MAGAZINE 77



ABOVE: Sandy Kirkland reacts to live music at the free Memory Café in Cary, held monthly to offer support to families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Memory Café is a collaboration of the town’s five Rotary Clubs. RIGHT: “Music is essential because it’s a unifier,” said organizer Brian Blum, standing. “It’s amazing to see someone who is not very interactive remember an old tune and start singing, or get up and dance spontaneously.”


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mentia, titled Accepting the Challenge, is used worldwide to help both professional and family caregivers. Memory Café

In Cary, support for families facing Alzheimer’s disease comes through the free Memory Café, a collaboration between the town’s five Rotary Clubs. Rotary International has a longstanding commitment to Alzheimer’s research through its Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust. Memory Café is held monthly at the Cary Senior Center, providing dinner, fellowship and music. “Music is essential because it’s a unifier and important for people with all types of dementia, even those who are nonverbal,” said Rotarian and organizer Brian Blum. “It’s amazing to see someone who is not very interactive remember an old tune and start singing, or get up and dance spontaneously.” Gary and Cheri Gray of Cary have been attending Memory Café for eight months now. “Gary enjoys the music, and is so excited by the time we leave,” said Cheri. “It’s a good, safe environment where all is understood, and you can take as much time as you need to eat.” Eileen and Bernhard Schneider, also of Cary, are regulars too. “Excellent!” said Bernhard in his decidedly German accent. “We come one time, then all the time.” “He loves it, and wouldn’t miss it for anything,” Eileen added. “Instead of trying to keep up with the conversation, here he gets to talk. We’ve made so many friends.” On a recent evening, The Old School Band launched into singalong mode; around the room heads bobbed and fingers tapped on tables. Gary closed his eyes, leaned back and sang heartily. Studying his happy face, Cheri smiled. t

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Curlee Petty faces off at net during a game of doubles at Prestonwood Country Club.


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LAST FALL, Curlee Petty and her Cary Tennis Park-based tennis team won the Women’s USTA 55+ state championship title, went on to win in the regional championship, and then competed for the national title in Arizona. That feat would have been impressive enough had it been done by a high school senior, but Petty is no high school senior. At 58 years old she is simply, a senior. All over Cary, seniors are volleying, hiking and dancing their way to better health. Some, like Petty, are still competitive. Others need a gentler form of exercise. Whatever they do, experts stress how important it is for seniors to remain active.

“As we age, it is so important to maintain our en- cles begin to naturally atrophy. durance, strength, flexibility and balance,” said Donna “The older you get, the more sedentary you want Enichen, group fitness coordinator at the Cary Family to become,” she said. “(But) you want to go against that YMCA. “It’s going to give you a better quality of life. It and continue to move.” improves your mood and it improves your ability to do Enichen recommends seniors take part in 150 your daily tasks.” minutes of moderate aerobic acEndurance will help you tivity per week. That’s going to We recognize that we’re walk a little faster, perhaps to look different for each person, working with ages 55 to cross the street during the walk based on age and ability. 105, so everybody has a signal. Strength means being able The YMCA offers 55-mindifferent level of ability. to carry in the groceries or pick up ute classes such as tai chi, water — Jody Jameson, your grandchildren. Better balance aerobics and yoga throughout Cary Senior Center means preventing falls or reaching the week. For someone who has high shelves. And flexibility means been relatively sedentary, however, being able to rotate your body to back out of a parking “moderate activity” may be 10 minutes of walking a few space, or bend down to tie your shoe, Enichen says. times each day, she said. Jennifer Ward Chase, wellness coordinator at Rex For those who do need to move at a slower pace, the continued on page 84 Wellness Center of Cary, adds that as we age, our mus-


Linda Huckabee participates in a Tai Chi class at the Cary YMCA.

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YMCA offers its Light and Lively class, with moderate cardio followed by strength and flexibility training. At the Cary Senior Center classes are just as varied, says Jody Jameson, operations and program supervisor. “We recognize that we’re working with ages 55 to 105, so everybody has a different level of ability,” she said. Understanding that not everyone may be able to pick up a tennis racket or dance their way to fitness, the senior center offers classes such as Get Fit While You Sit and Chair Dancing. Seniors participating in Get Fit While You Sit will enjoy flexibility exercises, chair yoga and some strength training, all of which can be done seated. Others may want to get outdoors to get fit. There’s a hiking group organized through the Cary Senior Center, or perhaps a game on the town’s pickleball courts. This racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis is on the rise in popularity, and not just among seniors. For those who have not remained active, the key is starting slowly and finding an activity that’s enjoyable, both Enichen and Jameson agree. For Petty, that was tennis. She has always tried to maintain an active lifestyle, but she didn’t pick up a tennis racket until she was 40. While not every senior’s venture into fitness may lead to a national champi-

onship run, it can lead to something the experts say is just as important as fitness itself: friendship and purpose. Seniors sometimes struggle to find these as they retire from their jobs and their children move away. “The socialization, the building of friendships, is so important as we age because

“Never give up, and never give in. You can do big things when you’re older.

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isolation is a proven killer,” Jameson said. Petty said her weekly tennis meet-ups are a social outlet in and of themselves. Some of the women in her group have become her close friends. When she’s had to take breaks due to injury, Petty says she misses tennis and looks forward to returning to the game. The experts note it’s important to pay attention to injuries and warning signs. Shortness of breath, lightheadedness or pain when exercising are signs it’s time to stop and assess. “Some can be worked through,” said Ward Chase of Rex Wellness. “Others you need to take a step back and take some time off.” Petty has suffered a wrist injury and micro tears in her rotator cuff among other injuries, and recognizes the importance of taking those breaks. “I learned the hard way that the older you get, you really have to listen to your body,” she said. Yet, her advice to others is to take the time you need, and then get back to what you enjoy. “If you have to take a break, you don’t throw up your hands and say ‘Oh well,’” she said. She now takes precautions, wearing a wrist guard for instance, but keeps playing the game. “Never give up, and never give in,” Petty said. “You can do big things when you’re older.” t

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AINT FRANCIS of Assisi once said, “It is in giving that we receive.”

Cary resident and senior volunteer Anne Kratzer can attest to that truth. The recipient of Cary’s Hometown Spirit Award in 2015 and namesake for the Anne B. Kratzer Educational Gardens at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center has been giving back to the Town of Cary for more than 40 years. From her work in the League of Women Voters to the creation of the Cary Historical Society, the founding of the Friends of Page-Walker Hotel, the Cary Heritage Museum, and the preservation of the historic White Plains Cemetery (to name a few), her volunteer work has strengthened and improved our community for generations to come. But Kratzer likes to talk about what she has received. What began as “a need for adult conversation” in her 30s, blossomed into a passion for preservation and a perfect complement to her career as an art teacher. Now in a new phase of life in her 70s, she continues to volunteer and reflects on its many personal benefits. “It has given me a tremendous support system. Friends that are near and dear. The opportunity to learn new things. It just keeps me in touch with humanity, which is extremely important,” explained Kratzer. “I’m so energized when I come back from a meeting because it is so great working with other generations. How can you beat that?” From politics to parks and museums, from soup kitchens to sporting fields, you will find Western Wake seniors volunteering in just about every facet of life. continued on page 90 88

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Cary Hometown Spirit Award winner Anne Kratzer has been giving back to the town for more than 40 years. She says the rewards of volunteering are personal, from new friends to learning to work alongside other generations.

“It has given me a tremendous support system. Friends that are near and dear. The opportunity to learn new things. It just keeps me in touch with humanity, which is extremely important.” 

— Anne Kratzer


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Health benefits

Cary’s fastest growing population is those of retirement age, thanks to the baby boomers. And the U.S. Census Bureau predicts by 2020 more than 13 million seniors over age 65 will be volunteering in and strengthening their communities nationwide. These volunteers will also be receiving health benefits themselves. Research shows that senior volunteers have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, lower rates of depression and greater life satisfaction and sense of purpose. The Cary Senior Center, regarded as a local gem, is on the front lines of this burgeoning population. Twenty years ago, the center offered 69 programs to seniors 55 and over. Today it offers 2,000 programs to about 22,000 seniors. Approximately 99 percent of those programs are run by volunteers, a majority of them seniors themselves. “Their talents and expertise and their ability to share and teach others gives them an opportunity to feel worth, and it shows

Helen Merentino, age 82, teaches line dancing at the Cary Senior Center. About 99 percent of senior programs here are led by volunteers, many of them seniors themselves.

“For me it’s a satisfaction, a fulfillment. I leave here and I just feel so darn good for the rest of the day, I can’t even tell you.” 

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the younger community they’re valuable and can contribute,” said Jody Jameson, operations and program supervisor at Cary Senior Center. Look no further than a small pair of bright red, soft-soled dance shoes for evidence of the helper’s high. Eighty-two year old Helen Merentino has been teaching line dancing at the center for 12 years. She started with 10 students and now has a class of 90, with a waiting list. She also started and leads the competitive senior dance team, The Cary Liners. “For me it’s a satisfaction, a fulfillment. I leave here and I just feel so darn good for the rest of the day, I can’t even tell you,” Merentino said. “Making people happy, that’s all I care about.” Western Wake offers countless ways for seniors to get involved in volunteering. Seek out a local church, school or library for opportunities, contact your local senior center or go online to find a volunteer match. You’re never too old to make a difference. Our communities need, value and thank you! t

Want to Volunteer? Find information on local volunteer opportunities for seniors at: ■ Local senior centers ■ Wakegov.com/volunteer ■ Wake County Public Schools, wcpss.net ■ Activategood.com ■ Volunteermatch.org

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Independence, Health and Happiness at Glenaire Nestled in the beautiful foliage of a quiet neighborhood is a fully accredited, non-profit community for seniors looking to enhance their retirement. Glenaire is Cary’s Presbyterian-affiliated continuing care retirement community with the mission of ensuring long lasting independence for some 400 residents. With 224 independent living apartments and free-standing homes, 49 assisted living apartments, and 71 skilled nursing rooms located on 34 acres, our active and independent residents enjoy the security of personalized and appropriate healthcare within the community. As many of our residents say— moving to Glenaire is a gift to their children, knowing that they will always be well taken care of during their active, independent retirement.

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At the heart of our organization is resident happiness and fulfillment. When retirees move to Glenaire, they’re active, independent, and healthy with a desire to live their retirement fully. They no longer need to worry about meal planning, cleaning and home maintenance, allowing them to focus on what they want out of this new life chapter. Time spent with family and friends, social hours at home over a glass of wine or cup of coffee and cultural outings with neighbors who happen to be best friends—life at Glenaire is as eclectic as each individual resident’s hobbies and passions. Optimizing a Healthy Future




Health Center on campus was created to give our residents a guarantee: they never worry about leaving Glenaire to get the superior care they want. Residents can visit our private, on-campus clinic for wellness appointments, flu shots and any other health concerns. Our assisted living residents have the added support of medication management, dressing and other difficult tasks while still remaining independent and active. If a resident ever needs personalized care, our staff—the same staff residents have seen and grown relationships with every day—are there in our skilled nursing center to provide comfort and socialization based on each individual’s preferences. After surgery or illness, residents can receive the comfort of healing right

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at Glenaire with personalized treatment plans that maximize relief so each resident can get quickly back to the quality of life to which they’re accustomed. The results are telling: we’ve seen great improvements in patient outcomes and resident satisfaction based on our unique, person-centered method to healthcare. Your Retirement, Your Future

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Windsor Point Windsor Point is a familyowned Continuing Care Retirement Community located in the heart of Fuquay-Varina, a small town with an unusual name that offers nostalgic charm, easy living and that everybodyknows-everybody sense of community that is so hard to find these days. Though Fuquay-Varina is one of the fastest-growing communities in North Carolina, Police Chief Laura Fahnestock, who came to visit and have lunch with Windsor Point’s residents just last week, and other town leaders are committed to preserving its safe, relaxed, small-town appeal. Our location just 20 minutes south of downtown Raleigh, however, means that Windsor Point’s residents have easy access to all the amenities of nearby cities, like Duke Hospital or the VA at Fort Bragg, the North Carolina Museums of Art, History and Natural Sciences, the Durham Bulls stadium and the Carolina Premium Outlet stores in Smithfield, just to name a few. Not only does Windsor Point provide all levels of care, but our main building also houses a bank, a convenience store, a pharmacy, a library, a coffee lounge, a billiards room, a hair salon, and a multi-purpose auditorium, which regularly hosts local choirs and musicians as well as professional entertainers – it even doubles as a “bowling alley” on Tuesdays when we hook up the Wii and a cinema on Fridays when we show recently-released


movies. Our wellness center has a lap pool, spa, workout room and a sunny garden room with a terrace that serves as the perfect spot for painting classes as well as private family cook-outs. The clinic in our Healthcare Center routinely hosts a manicurist, a masseuse and an audiologist who does free screenings and hearing aid cleanings. Residents may choose from a variety of well-designed apartment or cottage floor plans and appreciate the fact that housekeeping chores and maintenance issues become things of the past – no more tubs to scrub, no more grass to mow and no more gutters to clean! Transportation to medical appointments is provided and 24-hour emergency assistance is available, if needed. Residents can relax and enjoy time spent socializing over delicious meals served in casual elegance and a variety of activities that are planned to appeal to varied interests. Are you interested in reading?

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Join Windsor Point’s Book Club. And our twice-a-month Memoirs Writing Workshop also publishes an in-house magazine that always gets rave reviews. Do you enjoy singing? Our men’s and women’s choruses practice weekly and perform to “soldout” audiences! Those who prioritize fitness can attend professionally-led water aerobics and yoga classes, or join our Walking Club, led by our on-site physical and occupational therapy partners. Then there’s painting and beading classes; bunco, billiards and bingo; and trips to the mall, the cinema, the North Carolina Symphony and the state museums in nearby Raleigh. Windsor Point’s health care center is Medicare-approved and provides three levels of care to residents who need additional assistance. Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing services are provided by welltrained, compassionate staff. Come visit Windsor Point and see what retirement living can be!


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The Village at Brookwood As people retire later in a constantly changing economy, one goal remains the same — making responsible choices to ensure security in a safe, happy, healthy environment. It’s the goal Vicky Emerson and her husband Bob, a former Special Agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence, achieved when they moved to The Village at Brookwood. “We researched CCRCs for a year before we made a decision,” Vicky says. The Village at Brookwood features Garden Homes and spacious apartments plus access to the full continuum of health care services. Garden Homes are renovated with granite countertops, ceramic tile floors and new cabinetry in the kitchens, and new

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Make Room for One of Lauri Westmoreland’s hens perches in a sunny spot in its coop. After years of debate, fans of the birds have convinced local governments to allow chickens in residential areas.

Chickens Western Wake towns come to terms with urban birds


Belle makes her escape through an open henhouse door. The four hens are named after Disney characters.

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The chickens get to roam in their pen when McAdaragh is home to chase the hawks away.

McAdaragh gives her chickens shredded cheese as a treat. Daisy likes it so much, she will jump for it.

In January 2014, Pearl McAdaragh moved to downtown Cary, and that spring worked with her son-in-law to build the posh Chez Poulet. “I did a lot of research before I built it. I wanted it as low-maintenance as possible,” she says.

WHILE HENS HAPPILY scratching for bugs and worms in a downtown yard will elicit wide-eyed stares from passing motorists, the sight may become more common. By the end of this year, it is expected that all five Western Wake towns will have rules permitting backyard chickens in residential areas. Often the approval comes with regulations, but fans say the birds are worth flying through a few hoops. “When you hear the word livestock, you have this mental image,” said M’Liss Koopman, chair of the Tour d’Coop, which raises money for Urban Ministries. “They’re often lumped in with cows and horses, but they actually work well in an urban environment.” “They are pets with benefits for me,” said Pearl McAdaragh, who lives in downtown Cary. “I find it really relaxing to sit and watch them scratch. It’s like a dance they do. They make me happy.” McAdaragh and her son-in-law built the posh Chez Poulet on her quarter-acre

When you hear the word livestock, you have this mental image. Chickens are often lumped in with cows and horses, but they actually work well in an urban environment.

– M’LISS KOOPMAN, Tour d’Coop corner lot in spring of 2014. Her four hens are all named for Disney characters: Daisy, Elsa, Minnie and Belle. “I keep them for the health benefits,” she said. “The fresh eggs are great.” She collects about 8 to 9 eggs a week, but McAdaragh says she would keep the chickens even if they didn’t lay eggs. The birds forage for insects, but only when she is outside to watch for hawks. “I get fertilizer, and they take care of all

the bugs,” she said. “They will pick a fly or a beetle out of the air. They are so fast. That’s one of the best things, I don’t have to use chemical pesticides.” The Town of Cary approved backyard chickens in 2012, with regulations that include placement and size of the coop, a limit of five hens and license requirements. Changes planned

In late summer or early fall, FuquayVarina will consider allowing chickens in all residential districts, with rules similar to Cary’s, says Michael Sorensen, planning director. Currently chickens are permitted in areas of Fuquay-Varina which are more agricultural and have large lots. The proposed ordinance would cap the number of hens at five, forbid roosters, and establish guidelines for the size and location of the coop and pen. A license requirement is also likely. continued on page 104 CARY MAGAZINE 103

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McAdaragh says it was easy to get a license in Cary, and she has never had any complaints from neighbors. Some even bring their children to visit her girls. Debate and a compromise

Marilyn Jesrani holds her hen Biscuit, which she raised from a chick. “I love animals. I’d like to live on a farm, but this is the closest I’ll ever get,” she says.

Polly, left, lays one or two blue eggs each week. Biscuit, right, will lay a brown egg nearly every day.

Marilyn Jesrani of Holly Springs says keeping chickens has been a great learning experience for her kids, ages 16 and 12. “They used to help me with all the tasks,” she said. “I know they are going to walk away with some sustainability skills. Now they are my pets, but how many kids have to feed the chickens and check for eggs before school?” Jesrani has kept chickens for four years in the backyard of her wooded, suburban home, and she looks forward to making them legal. A science teacher at Holly Ridge Middle School, she spoke before the Holly Springs Town Council last summer when it was considering whether to allow chickens. She addressed concerns about noise, disease and cleanliness, but she also talked about the fun she has with her hens, Biscuit and Polly. Mayor Dick Sears says there were strong feelings and lots of debate on both sides of the issue, but in February the Holly Springs Town Council unanimously agreed to allow residents to raise hens if certain conditions are met. Among these is a unique provision that residents must get prior approval from their homeowners association or submit a statement saying they have no HOA in order to get a license. Other towns don’t allow hens in areas with covenants against them, but leave the enforcement to the HOAs. “A very important consideration was about the HOAs and what they allow,” Sears said. “If your HOA allows it, that’s fine with us. If your HOA doesn’t allow it, then they don’t allow it. That seemed to be a compromise, versus saying yes or no.” “I thought the ordinance was a really good compromise,” agreed Jesrani. “It comes down to the person who has the chickens has to be responsible.” continued on page 106


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In June, chicken aficionados in Raleigh and Cary will open their coops and gardens to visitors as part of the annual Tour d’Coop. The event educates the public about chickens as pets and proceeds benefit Urban Ministries of Wake County, a nonprofit which works to alleviate poverty. “There is so much ignorance around poultry and how it is raised,” said M’Liss Koopman, chair of the event. “People think that chickens are mean, but they make good pets. When you hand raise them, they follow you around like a dog.” In 2005 a group of friends in Raleigh’s Five Points area decided to host a tour of their chicken coops as a neighborhood event. It soon grew so popular, the organizers began selling tickets with the funds going to Urban Ministries. Among its other services, Urban Ministries maintains a community garden, hosts healthy cooking and nutrition classes for its clients, and works to get more fresh vegetables in food pantries. Pearl McAdaragh welcomed roughly 175 visitors to her Cary coop last year, one of about two dozen sites on the self-guided tour. Organizers expect to have a similar number of coops this year. The 2016 Tour D’Coop will be Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Suggested ticket prices are $10 for an individual or $20 for a group. Tickets are available at tourdcoop.com.

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Lauri Westmoreland feeds her chickens oatmeal and plain yogurt to promote egg production. The birds also get chicken feed, kitchen scraps, and anything they can catch. “They will eat any kind of bug or animal. If a snake gets into the coop, they will tug-of-war on it,” she says.

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While there is an HOA in her neighborhood, she checked with all her neighbors before she got her first chicken, and has never had any complaints. “I don’t think it’s a fad, but it’s not going to become this big thing, because it is a commitment,” said Jesrani. “If someone is going to have chickens, just like any other pet, they should look at what responsibilities come with that pet. With the chickens, are you going to go out there when it’s really cold and take care of them? I still have to go out and feed them even when it’s been raining. That’s not so much fun.” Chickens and eggs

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Chickens are less noisy than a barking dog. They have an egg-laying song, and I don’t mind that.


birds on 1.25 acres just beyond the edge of Cary, although the Wake County property has an Apex address. “We call this Fort Knox,” she said, explaining that she and her husband, who both trained as engineers, reinforced the sprawling wire and wood complex after deadly incursions from possums and a neighbor’s dog. Wake County doesn’t cap the number of birds and even allows roosters, as long as

neighbors don’t complain. Morrisville follows the same guidelines. In Apex, hens are fine but no roosters. Westmoreland’s two children, ages 7 and 5, help gather the eggs, sometimes as many as two dozen a day. She sells eggs to a few friends, but mostly the family of four eats the eggs themselves. “We eat a lot of eggs,” she said. “In one sitting we will eat 10 eggs. We were buying the 5.5 dozen case of eggs at Wal-Mart every two weeks. I thought, ‘This is ridiculous. I just need to get some chickens.’” In 2012 they began with a half dozen hens, and now the birds are an integral part of the family’s lifestyle. “I’ll keep chickens for the foreseeable future,” Westmoreland said. “I like the rainbow-colored eggs.” t

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The sashimi mori features a variety of tempting fish including red snapper, albacore tuna, salmon and yellowtail.


Here’s our guide to several notable new restaurants in Cary, plus the skinny on a few places still to come. Oiso Sushi & Korean

In a small, stylish space with bamboo window shades, chef-owner Young Cho Kim churns out an inventive assortment of sushi, nigiri and sashimi along with select Japanese and Korean specialties. The namesake specialty sushi roll melds spicy lobster and deep-fried lobster with asparagus. It’s crowned with tuna, salmon, tobiko caviar, eel sauce, wasabi mayo and spicy mayo. The Hurricane roll consists of tempura shrimp, lobster and avocado encased in crispy, shredded potatoes. “Chef Kim believes presentation is as important as the smell and taste of the food,” said General ManOiso Sushi & ager Sang Lee, who Korean hails from Korea. 1305 Northwest Signature KoMaynard Road rean dish bibimbap Maynard Crossing, features rice, vegCary etables and choice (919) 655-5133 of meat with a fried oisosushi.com egg. Noodle-centric Japanese udon soup is available in seafood, kimchi and tempura varieties. Recommended: Chef Kim’s sushi roll involving tuna, salmon, lobster salad, chives, cilantro and masago caviar in daikon wrap topped with citrus-tinged ponzu sauce, truffle oil and seaweed.

Spicy sashimi don with avocado, tamago, masago and nori.

Chef Young Cho Kim, left, takes pride in skillfully preparing dishes like the spicy tuna salad. Korean bibimbap, above, features rice, vegetables and choice of meat with a fried egg.

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Fans of Big Mike’s Brew N Que come out for the tasty smoked meats and the 300 craft beers available in bottles and cans.

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Big Mike’s Brew

Big Mike’s Brew N Que

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Mike Markham’s brick-and-mortar extension to his popular food truck resonates with the locals, especially at lunchtime and on weekends. Besides delivering heaping helpings of pasture-raised pork, beer-brined chicken and Texas-style beef brisket, the restaurant also serves stellar side items such as smoked potato salad, blue cheese coleslaw and fresh collards. “I buy local and organic whenever possible because it’s the right thing to do,” said Markham, who was raised in Concord, N.C. A wide-ranging selection of 300 craft beers is available in bottles and cans. Thanks to a nifty in-house chiller, any of these becomes frosty in just 60 seconds. There are also nine craft brews on tap. “We plan to start a small-batch brewery really soon,” Markham said.

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Big Mike’s platter of smoked meats, left, includes beef brisket, chopped pork barbeque, smoked potato salad, collards, blue cheese coleslaw and cornbread.

A sampling of delicious offerings including the tandoori platter, biryani, Kababish shrimp appetizer and a fruit smoothie.

Kababish Café

It’s not often Pakistani, Indian, Mediterranean and American cuisine merge in the same kitchen, but you’ll find it all at this fullservice hideaway. Owner Samreen Nawaz and her husband, chef Syed Yousuf, focus on serving wholesome, inspired provisions. “It’s important to us that people get healthy food,” said the vivacious Nawaz, a native of Pakistan. Kababish Café “We can even cater 201 W. Chatham to people with diSt., #103 etary restrictions. Olde Cary Every dish is custom Commons, Cary made.” (919) 377-8794 Nothing is kababishcafe. deep-fried. Kebabs com are cooked in a tandoor oven. Vegetables come from the Raleigh Farmer’s Market. Fruit smoothies and fresh-squeezed juices confirm a devotion to health consciousness. An eclectic menu ranges from Mediterranean hummus to Indian vegetarian to Pakistani nahari, a zesty lamb stew. “We have burgers, wraps and chicken apricot salad. We love to fuse it up!” said Nawaz. It’s all served in an inviting space with turquoise walls, Moroccan light fixtures and local artwork. Don’t miss the daily lunch specials and weekend brunch. At dinnertime, feel free to bring your own beer or wine, as Kababish doesn’t sell alcohol. “We’re happy to provide glasses and a bucket of ice at no charge,” Nawaz said.

Samreen Nawaz and her husband, chef Syed Yousuf, focus on fresh, wholesome food at Kababish Café in Cary. Each dish is custommade, so they can accommodate special diets.

Recommended: Tandoori platter featuring a savory assortment of lamb and chicken with grilled onions, sautéed bell peppers and basmati rice. continued on page 114 CARY MAGAZINE 113

Pita Bon Mediterranean specialties include the chicken shawarma platter with rice, hummus, pickles, tahini and pita bread.

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Veteran restaurateur Sam Zein serves up legit Mediterranean fare at his airy, counter-service bistro. Cement floors, exposed ductwork and mosaic tile evoke a casual vibe. Classics are all well represented, from gyros and shawarma to lamb shanks and kebabs. The Pita Bon house sampler platter contains 1207 Kildaire Farm Road hummus, baba ghanouj, tabKildaire Plaza, Cary bouleh, falafel, spicy feta cheese, (919) 468-1605 grape leaves and pita bread. pitabon.com “We’re using Old World recipes, and we always use the freshest ingredients possible,” said Zein, a soft-spoken native of Lebanon. “Nothing is precooked.” It’s hard to choose between the Greek and the goat cheese salad. Among the accessible brick-oven pizzas, standouts include spinach and feta and pesto chicken with sundried tomatoes. Try the scratch-made baklava or the baked galaktoboureko, an egg custard infused with lemon zest, orange blossom and cinnamon nestled among layers of phyllo dough. Recommended: Chicken shawarma platter with rice, hummus, pickles, tahini and pita bread.

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A national chain, Newk’s has opened its first eatery in the Triangle at the former Hibernian Pub location and serves scratch-made soups, sandwiches, pizzas and salads. 1144 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary (919) 535-8390 facebook.com/Newks-Eatery-Cary-NC


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Green Bean and Sesame Noodle Salad

a juicy strawberry, and the snap of a green bean. The edible wonders of spring are at our fingertips, as growers share the wealth of the land at farmers’ markets across Western Wake. Tempted by the colorful bounty of these fresh ingredients, but looking for new ways to use them? Try these sweet and savory recipe suggestions, courtesy of local growers and chefs!

Green Bean and Sesame Noodle Salad

Strawberry Kale Salad

From The Produce Box Chef Joe Welsh

Recipe and photo from the Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina Serves 2 to 4.


¼ cup sesame oil 3 tablespoons dark sesame oil

For the salad:

7 tablespoons soy sauce

6 cups fresh organic baby kale (If

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

using traditional kale, pour an

3 ½ tablespoons brown sugar

extra few teaspoons of oil onto

2 teaspoons salt

the greens first and massage it in

2 teaspoon chili oil

with your hands for

1 tablespoon minced ginger 1 clove garlic, minced ¼ chopped cilantro

1 minute, to soften.) 1 pint organic strawberries, hulled and sliced

Mix all ingredients for the marinade.

1-2 avocados, peeled, pitted and

For the salad:

4 ounces crumbled goat cheese, or

diced 1 pound green beans; cut tips off and slice in thirds 14-ounce package Chinese egg noodles, or spaghetti 10 scallions, thinly sliced

other soft cheese 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted Half a small red onion, thinly sliced

Toss all ingredients together. Top with dressing, recipe at right.

White Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing:

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar 3-4 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper

Whisk all ingredients together until combined. Toss with salad and serve immediately.

1/2 cup shredded carrots

Place beans in boiling salted water for 3-4 minutes, remove and plunge into ice water, strain and dry. Cook the pasta, add the scallions, beans and carrots. Pour the marinade over top and serve.

Find a farmers' market near you: Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina 121 N. Main St. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon growers-market.org Western Wake Farmers Market Carpenter Village, Cary, Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon UNC Wellness Center, West Cary Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. wwfm.ag Cary Downtown Farmers Market 135 W. Chatham St. Saturdays 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. caryfarmersmarket.com

Waverly Farmers Market Waverly Place, Cary Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. waverlyfm.com Apex Farmers Market 220 N. Salem St. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. apexfarmersmarket.com Holly Springs Farmers Market (opens May 7) 28 S. Main St. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. hollyspringsnc.us/319/Farmers-Market Can’t make it to the market? Let it come to you, through delivery service The Produce Box theproducebox.com continued on page 120


“Savory thyme and lemon are great counterpoints to the lusciously sweet strawberries you can get in North Carolina this time of year ... (these) shortcakes are fit for a dinner party or a picnic.” — DANIELLE JONES continued from page 119

1 cup cake flour

Strawberry-Thyme Shortcakes

¼ cup granulated sugar, plus additional

Recipe and photo courtesy Danielle Jones of Slice & Torte, sliceandtorte.com Yields 10-12 shortcakes.

1 tablespoon baking powder

for sprinkling 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon table salt

For strawberry conserve:

2 sticks very cold salted butter, cut

3/4 cup granulated sugar

into small pieces. Tip: Cut butter into

1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and

small pieces, then let sit in the freezer

halved Peel from half a lemon

In a medium saucepan, combine granulated sugar, strawberries, and lemon peel. Cover and let sit for about 2 hours, until the berries ooze and the sugar dissolves. Bring strawberry mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Cook until the strawberries are tender, about 1 minute.  Don’t let them get mushy! Remove strawberries, place in a bowl and set aside.  Continue simmering liquid until it thickens into a syrup, about 2 minutes.  Discard lemon peel and add sauce to strawberries. Cover and let cool to room temperature. For biscuits:

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for 10-15 minutes for optimal results. 2 vanilla beans 1 ½ cups cold buttermilk 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest 3 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped, plus additional for sprinkling

1 ¼ inches thick. Repeat the folding process. Using a floured biscuit cutter (or a glass), cut dough into 2 ½-inch rounds. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place prepared rounds onto baking sheet, approximately 1 inch apart. Chill for 20 minutes. Brush tops of biscuits with 2 tablespoons cream and sprinkle with sugar and thyme. Bake for 10 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes. Biscuits are done when they are golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

2 tablespoons heavy cream

Whisk together both flours, ¼ cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using your hands, incorporate the butter into this mixture until the largest pieces are pea-sized. Scrape vanilla seeds out of the pod and into the buttermilk and add to flour mixture. Add lemon zest and thyme. Stir with a fork until a moist dough has formed. Turn out dough onto a clean, floured workspace. Press the dough lightly and form a rectangle. Take care not to overwork the dough!  Fold the dough into thirds, starting to the short end. Pat out dough until it is about

For whipped cream:

1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, combine heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Mix until a medium stiff cream has formed. To compose shortcakes:

Halve biscuits and layer with fresh whipped cream and strawberry conserve. Serve with additional strawberries on the side.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Recipe courtesy of The Produce Box 1 ½ cups shredded raw zucchini (about ½ pound) ½ cup white sugar ½ cup brown sugar 2 large eggs ½ cup canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

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Lauren Clements, right, equine director at CORRAL, gives some horse-handling advice. “We don’t just come here and pet horses,” said Joy Currey, founder of the Cary nonprofit, serving at-risk girls. “Learning to work in collaborative relationship with them is difficult. At some point the girls recognize that they’ve got to try if they want to change — if they want life to change.”


A HALF-DOZEN GIRLS are pushing with all their might to roll a 400-pound bale of hay across the pasture at CORRAL. It’s obvious in her posture that one girl is less than thrilled about the effort. She’s still new here. “We don’t just come here and pet horses,” said Joy Currey, founder of this nonprofit serving at-risk girls who have experienced trauma and abuse. “Horses BIG SCREEN: Look for Unbriare idiosyncratic, with their dled this fall, a film inspired by own personalities. Learning to CORRAL and filmed at CORRAL work in collaborative relationand in Wake County! View the ship with them is difficult for trailer at corralriding.org. young women who have been in submissive, or aggressive, relationships. At some point the girls recognize that they’ve got to try if they want to change — if they want life to change.” 124

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Currey, who holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Teachers College, was deeply influenced by her experiences as a teacher with Teach for America, where she saw the effects of poverty on children’s success. She founded CORRAL in 2008. Girls first attend Join the Herd, an eight-week equine therapy program teaching basic relationship skills; those demonstrating a commitment to change are invited to join the long-term core intervention program. CORRAL’s experienced staff of eight offers academic tutoring, mentoring and equine-assisted psychotherapy by pairing girls with rescued horses, helping girls overcome past trauma or self-destructive behaviors to blossom. Hundreds of volunteers help each year. Currey calls the work “shepherding.” “Under the best of circumstances, being an adolescent is difficult. It’s even more complicated for these girls,” she said. “Being at-risk — that’s life done to them. We provide protective factors to get them back on the right path, and offer examples of a different way to live.”

Back to the new girl: To protect her privacy, let’s call her Susan. Her next challenge is to engage with her horse, River. He is ignoring her, walking away every time she approaches. Susan is hesitant and seemingly wants to give up. Counseling her to “develop a game plan” are CORRAL therapists. “This skill can take weeks,” said Currey. “It’s a who’s-in-charge moment. Girls who have experienced trauma usually try not to seek attention, to stay small. Getting a positive outcome from a game plan is not typical for these girls. They expect the world to be against them. That the horse is saying, ‘I’m more interested in the hay than in you,’ is a hard message. But change is hard.” As twilight settles on the pasture, Susan and River finally connect. He stands still, and turns to face her. She pets him a while, then carefully slips the halter over his head. Currey explains the sciFUN FACT: 2014 Cary Magaence behind it: “Horses are zine Notable Teen “Gabi,” will herd animals; they rely on graduate CORRAL in June and each other for safety, and begin college this fall; she plans that means they need good to become an attorney. family structures. If you are not a healthy, contributing member of the family, they won’t let you be part of it. “They’re also flight animals. They have 360-degree sight, and can sense the environment. They can tell how fast your heart rate is, and your breathing. Too fast and they think you’re a predator, you are not safe, and they won’t work with you,” she said. “If you want a horse to walk, you have to think introspectively, versus talking aloud to a therapist in an office. You can’t (fool) a horse.” Success builds on success here, from harnessing a horse to earning a B on a test at school. And success builds confidence, says 16-year-old program participant and intern, “Patty.” “I was really shy when I first came here,” said Patty. “Now I’ve learned to be confident. After CORRAL I’ll go to college, and I will continue to work with horses.” “Mary,” a high school senior in this year’s CORRAL class, will graduate this month and head to college in the fall. To prepare for this new experience, staff recently required Mary to step out of her comfort zone and work with a different horse. “CORRAL has prepared me in different ways. A year ago I didn’t know my skills, and now I do,” Mary said. “I feel ready, and excited. CORRAL has guided me and given me support and what continued on page 126

TOP: Joy Currey founded CORRAL in 2008, after seeing the effects of poverty on children’s success firsthand, in her previous work with Teach for America. CENTER: Volunteer Fran Hovey helps a participant with homework. To date, every CORRAL grad has gone on to college. BOTTOM: To serve more girls in future, founder Joy Currey plans to launch a satellite CORRAL program in fall 2017, on another Triangle farm. CARY MAGAZINE 125

“Under the best of circumstances, being an adolescent is difficult. It’s even more complicated for these girls,” said CORRAL founder Joy Currey. “Being at-risk — that’s life done to them. We provide protective factors to get them back on the right path, and offer examples of a different way to live.”

paign in late 2015 that’s been dubbed the Million Dollar Miracle. we call tools, to grow up. The challenge will be to make new friends The land was previously leased from Currey’s dad, who was selling his 50-acre farm to retire. and build a new support system. Nine hundred donors contributed amounts from $10 to “College will be the next roller coaster and it will be hard, but I will persevere. I want to earn a business degree, then go to law school. $200,000 to reach the $1 million goal. “It was surreal,” Currey said. “Here we were, a grassroots efThat’s always been a dream.” “Every one of the girls who has stayed in the program through fort, trying to buy 10 acres of prime real estate in Cary. It was New high school has gone on to college,” noted Currey. “We have high Year’s Eve, and we were $150,000 shy. I was opening the mail to find check after check, and sobbing uncontrollably. expectations, and we see who they are at 18 — I’m overwhelmed to know I have an entire comcapable, strong, empowered women. They know SATURDAY, MAY 21: Breakmunity behind me, who cares about these girls.” how to advocate for themselves, how to make the fast on the Farm, a chance to To serve more girls in future, Currey plans right friends, how to study. The cool thing is that learn more about CORRAL; regto launch a satellite program of CORRAL in they’re the kind of young women I would want to ister at corralriding.org/events fall 2017, on another Triangle farm. hang out with.” “We have found a model that works, and have great professionals In the ring with her spunky Arabian mare Giselle, who was pregnant and malnourished when rescued, Mary rides “on the buck- involved with the program,” she said. “I like to build things slowly, so that they are done well with high quality. We’ll take it step by step.” le,” meaning keeping the reins loose. So what happened with Susan? At full nightfall, she and River Overcoming the urge to control the horse with a tight rein indiare walking side by side in the corral, under the lights. Currey smiles. cates a healthy connection created through hard work, Currey notes. “That’s like saying to another person, ‘Hey, walk down the hall Tonight, Giselle will even jump under Mary’s direction. with me to class.’ CORRAL is still celebrating the purchase of its 10-acre site on “That’s what it feels like to be in an authentic relationship.” t Kildaire Farm Road, accomplished via an intense fundraising camcontinued from page 125


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Praise for Persian Shield ANY PLANT that can provide constant, cheerful color through

the long growing season automatically becomes a gardener’s darling, and Persian shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus) is just such a belle of the botanical ball. Rather than relying on flowers, which can be fleeting, to attract attention, this beauty is a foliage floozy that eloquently drapes itself with gorgeous leaves up to 6 inches long shimmering in iridescent shades of green, pinkish-purple and silver. In spite of its Middle East-sounding name, Persian shield is actually native to Burma, which gives clues as to what will make it happy in a garden here. Heat and humidity are two things Southeast Asia and the Southeast U.S. have in common during the late spring and summer, and Persian shield likes both. But, being a tender broadleaf evergreen rated for USDA Zones 9 and 10, it is usually grown as an annual in this region, since it won’t survive our typical winters outside. Morning sun will help intenThis beauty is a sify leaf colors, but too much of ol’ foliage floozy Sol in the scorch of the afternoon that eloquently will cause this pretty to suffer, so drapes itself with filtered shade later in the day is gorgeous leaves recommended. Persian shield can tolerate shimmering in some drought, but it grows better iridescent shades in a planting site that has been enof green, pinkish- riched with such moisture-retainpurple and silver. ing ingredients as quality commercial top soil or compost. Adding these organic improvements will also fluff the growing ground up and help prevent constant soggy conditions that can cause problems for this plant in the form of root rot. Now, to flop or not to flop, that is the question. Persian shield can grow up to 3 feet tall but has rather soft limbs, so it could topple over and spread outward rather than reach for the sky and stretch upward. For some gardeners, this makes for an expressive, vibrant flow of multicolored flora across a garden bed. For other backyard growers, it looks like a drunken plant. To tame Persian shield’s tendency to teeter, simply pinch back its branch tips once or twice early in the growing season. This will 130

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Persian Shield, a native of Burma, loves heat and humidity.

encourage a thicker, fuller plant with shorter stems that are less likely to instigate any stagger. Persian shield can be used as a houseplant, but its humidity requirement is usually not met in the dry air common to most homes, so misting the leaves three or four times a week is about the only way to keep it close to happy indoors. For all its fanciness, Persian shield will not be that hard to find this spring. From big box garden centers to local nurseries, this popular plant will be easy to spot and tough to resist! L.A. Jackson is the former editor of Carolina Gardener Magazine. Want to ask L.A. a question about your garden? Contact him by email at lajackson1@gmail.com.

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TIMELY TIP Want to try your hand at growing gladioli this year? Now that the soil has warmed up, it is time to get those gladiolus corms in the ground! Pick a well-draining site in full sun and, for more flower power this summer, mix in a time-release bulb fertilizer at planting time. The corms should be planted about 5 inches deep and 6 inches apart. Glads don’t perform well during dry times, so add a 3-inch layer of organic mulch to help conserve moisture and water weekly, if necessary.

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okra, squash, cucumbers, eggplants and watermelons. • Watering the vegetable garden is, of course, a necessary chore when the rains don’t come, but keep an especially close watch on the moisture needs of radishes, cucumbers and onions. Failure to water these three root crops on a regular basis will result in bad-tasting

Also, keep in mind that the taller (3 feet plus) cultivars can be toppled by strong winds, so as a precaution, consider adding support stakes to each hole at planting time.


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happenings THE CARY TOWN COUNCIL on Feb. 25 swore in Virginia Johnson as the new town clerk. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Methodist University in Fayetteville, is a member of the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks Association, and serves on the membership and legislative committees. She is also a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks


Starpath Dance Academy helped

the Harlem Globetrotters celebrate their 90th anniversary on Feb. 27 at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, as the studio’s Starlettes Performance Team was

and is enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government Clerks’ Certification Institute. Johnson joined the Town Clerk’s office in 2013. townofcary.org

selected to perform during halftime. Starpath founder and owner Lindsey Kaplowitz chose the 2014 hit “Celebrate” by recording artist Pitbull as Laura Lubak

homage to the Globetrotters’ anniversary theme of the same name. Pictured with the Globetrotters, top row from left, are Kaplowitz and daughter Mikayla, Ayden Foster, Caroline Redman, Liv Huselton, Anna Rutledge, Sarah Irwin and instructors Ashley Brown and Sierra Riddle. Middle row, Elise Staponkus, Avery Hartman, McKenna Carpenelli and Hannah Owens. Bottom row, Sydney Brown, Ella Hodak and Claire Barber. starpathdance.com

WELLS FARGO’S Cary Advisory Board awarded $5,000 to The Carying Place on Feb. 18, presenting the check to TCP executive director, Leslie Covington. The Carying Place’s mission is to teach life skills to homeless working families to help them attain independent living, while providing shortterm housing and support.

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Cheri Spitz, director of the Maggy Awardwinning Resurrection Lutheran Preschool in Cary, will be honored for her 30 years of service at an open house on Sunday, May 22 from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Resurrection Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 100 Lochmere Drive West. The community is invited to take part in the celebration, as Spitz prepares to retire from her role as director effective July 1. In addition to the families served by Spitz, her leadership has extended to preschool directors

Pictured with Covington are board members, from left, David Booth, Tom

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Originally from Apex, Draffin and his wife Julia have three children, Elizabeth, Angela and Jeremy. bbb.org

More than 600 middle and high school students representing 36 school systems from across our state gathered on March 11 at the McKimmon Center at N.C. State University for the largest conference for Hispanic students in North Carolina,

Hispanic Educational Summit,

the 17th annual

presented by the North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals. The Summit promotes the benefits of formal and higher

Top and bottom left, diving in Playa Girón, The Bay of Pigs. Photos courtesy of Michael Rooney. Bottom right, Cary Academy Dive Club with leaders and scuba guides at Playa Girón.


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is NCSHP president and co-founder Marco

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Carolina to be named one of 15 nationwide finalists in the 21st annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival. Sponsored by the Philharmonic Association, TYJE is comprised of 22 students from high schools in the Triangle area, and is led by Dr. Gregg Gelb, a recipient of the Jazz Composers Award from the United Arts Council, jazz performer and teacher. As a finalist, TYJE will spend May 5-7 in New York City immersed in workshops, jam sessions, rehearsals and performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center. On May 7, the competition and festival will conclude with a concert and awards ceremony featuring the three top-placing bands and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. All events will be webcast live at jazz.org/ live. jazz.org/ee CARY MAGAZINE 137

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Cary Magazine May 2016  

Our guide to spring fashion, tips for easier downsizing, and ways for seniors to stay strong and involved.

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Our guide to spring fashion, tips for easier downsizing, and ways for seniors to stay strong and involved.