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IF THE TINY BUDS of springtime bring us hope, then the crisp air of autumn surely carries inspiration. Usually I find that inspiration in the petals of pansies and peonies, or the crunch of fallen leaves, but this year it’s arrived early, thanks to some amazing women right here in our midst. The fall issue of Cary Magazine is known as The Women’s Issue. In it we mark the exciting annual tradition of announcing our Women of Western Wake honorees, and celebrating their success. In learning more about these women, I’ve found motivation in their lives and their yes-you-can words, ideas to propel my most personal project, aka “the novel.” Such as, Be yourself, and Maintain integrity in your relationships, simply stated but yet weighty thoughts from Lisa Grimes, a faith-filled CEO working in a high-science field. Or this mantra for when we’re experiencing self-doubt, from SAS executive Jenn Mann: “If you think you can’t, think again. ... Push yourself out of your comfort zone, and you’ll survive. It might even be fun.” Words to live by, from been-there, done-that women of substance. Enjoy the issue, and remember, we’re all in this together. Thanks for reading,
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WRITTEN BY JENNIFER BUEHRLE WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHED BY JONATHAN FREDIN
Lisa Grimes TITLE: President & CEO, PurThread EDUCATION: UNC-Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy FAMILY: Married 31 years to high school sweetheart Ed Grimes; sons Collin, 23, and Eric, 18 HOMETOWN: Hamilton, N.C. EARLY JOBS: First stint as “interim CEO” at age 14 at a local garden nursery, while the owners went on vacation. At 16 she drove a school bus, having received her bus driver’s license the same day she got her regular driver’s license! PASSIONS: Volunteering with organizations such as Lighthouse Ministries and The Caring Community Foundation, where she serves on the boards, and connecting people for the greater good. Also, reading, travel, interior design. FUN FACTS: Known as a hot peppereating champion among friends and colleagues. She receives hot sauces from around the world from clients and enjoys a jalapeño in her daily kale shake.
HOW DOES a respected, well-coiffed leader earn a reputation as a hot pepper-eating champ? It all started on a Friday afternoon. ThenCEO of Insite Clinical Trials, Lisa Grimes instituted a “Friday break” at the office and invited everyone to a hot pepper-eating contest. She won. Week after week, she won. Finally, an especially large guy from IT challenged Grimes to a contest eating spoonsful of progressively hotter sauces — no crackers! “Let’s just say, he never challenged me again on that!” laughed Grimes. “I guess it’s part of my goal-oriented nature, I like to win!” If there is a recurring pattern from Grimes’ childhood home in Hamilton, N.C., “a small town with a big textile plant” on the Roanoke River, to her present-day home in Cary, which she has decorated herself with impeccable style, it’s that she continually embraces new challenges. More often than not, she, and the organization she’s aligned with, come out on top. Her most recent success is with Cary-based PurThread, where she has served as CEO since 2013. The life sciences textile company uses germfighting silver salt, recycled from Kodak, to produce fibers that kill bacteria, mold, mildew and fungus. Those fibers can be used in fabrics ranging from athletic apparel and military gear to pet bedding and maybe most importantly, hospital scrubs and linens. “If we could be one piece of the puzzle that lowers hospital-acquired infection rates, that’s a big innovation!” said Grimes. After six years of research and development, PurThread is poised to hit the consumer market through a partnership with Burlington, a global leader in textile remanufacturing. Soon you may see clothing tags on the rack that read, “Protected
by PurThread.” But her business successes, while extensive, are only a part of what makes Grimes, the woman, successful. In fact, it was when she jumped off the corporate track more than a dozen years ago that she began to truly discover what being successful really means. She and her husband, Ed, traveled to Russia to adopt their son, Eric, who had been in an orphanage there for nearly three years. When they learned of Eric’s extensive medical needs, Grimes decided to stay home to tend to him during many surgeries and therapies, and “love, nurture and catch up.” Success, she found, is more than just a profit/loss sheet. “I think it’s using your God-given skills and talents to the best of your abilities in whatever it is that you are doing,” reflected Grimes. For Grimes, that included charting new territory as a mom, then starting her own interior design business, LTG, so she could stay busy and creative but also work a more flexible schedule. Having a bit more breathing room also allowed her to focus on volunteerism and the positive difference that can make. “We live in a great and growing area but there are lonely people out there,” said Grimes. “I think people get to feel the love of Jesus when you go out and do something for them. I think it makes the whole community stronger.” Grimes specializes in bringing her business skills to nonprofits so they can be more functional and effective organizations. Whether she is planning the Pay It Forward fundraiser for The Caring Community Foundation or helping a friend throw a launch party for her new book, Grimes has a knack for connecting people in just the right space, without micro-managing. continued on page 35
Learn to juggle: Thatâ€™s some of the advice Lisa Grimes shares as she mentors other professional women. Juggle just a few things at first and then add another and another, she says. But figure out which item requires the most care and attention and let that be the item you donâ€™t drop. The others can drop, and bounce back.
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“You need to find a broad network of people who will tell you the truth, even if you sometimes don’t want to hear it.” So says Jenn Mann of the feedback necessary to maintain a healthy life and career.
WRITTEN BY NANCY PARDUE PHOTOGRAPHED BY JONATHAN FREDIN
Jenn Mann CHANGE EQUALS risk. That’s why Jenn Mann initially rejected a job offer from SAS, for a human resources generalist position. Six months later, she reconsidered. Almost two decades later, today she is vice president of Human Resources at the analytics software firm, responsible for leading a global HR team. “I left a director level leadership position in HR at another company to join SAS in a nonmanagement role,” Mann explained of her early dilemma. “Eight years ago I debated again about pursuing the VP role, doubting myself. The level of risk gets higher as you go up. Then I remembered what we always tell our kids: ‘If you think you can’t, think again.’” Mann and her team serve as stewards of the SAS culture for a diverse workforce of more than 14,000 employees worldwide. That HR vision has landed SAS on Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For list every year for the list’s 18-year run. Aimed at fostering creativity, innovation and work-life balance, SAS offers benefits ranging from onsite childcare and medical services to on-staff ergonomics specialists and even a hair salon. “We’re pragmatic; we do our due diligence in exploring potential programs and their sustainability,” Mann said. “With each proposal we ask, ‘Where is the data to back this up?’ “For example, our onsite pharmacy is convenient for employees, and helps us control one of our largest expenses, which is medical. Those savings can be put into other employee programs. It’s a total philosophy, which is more than just competitive compensation. It’s a hard balance, and we look at it every year.” Communication is key to the process; in
fact, many programs are the result of feedback from employees. “We look at how our decisions impact employees, and then we’re transparent on how we came to them. Transparency is in our company’s DNA,” Mann said. “Our CEO does quarterly webcasts, and our executives hold town halls that are broadcast to all employees. It’s authentic, realtime communication, and employees can submit questions right then. We even have The Hub, which is like Facebook for SAS employees.” Mann says investing money in employee programs is not always intuitive for the businessminded leaders of some companies. But at SAS, her job is made simpler by the company’s employees-first point of view. “It all starts with the vision of an incredible leader,” she said. “Our core values began on day one at SAS with CEO Dr. (Jim) Goodnight, who knew that success depends on a stable and engaged workforce. There’s mutual respect. “SAS was ahead of its time when it comes to workplace cultures. Even after 40 years, SAS has a culture that many new companies today are trying to emulate.” The effects of the SAS culture on employee creativity, Mann says, are proven by 39 years of continued revenue growth — the company’s annual revenues exceed $3 billion — renewable customer streams and high ratings on both customer and employee surveys. What SAS has, and Mann cultivates, is three-part: “One, meaningful work that our employees are passionate and excited about,” she said. “Two, employees are empowered to make decisions. I tell them, ‘If something doesn’t sound right, ask questions.’ And three, our work environment and
FAMILY: Husband Jason; children Conner, 17, and Gracie, 15 LIVES IN: Cary HOMETOWN: Hillsborough ALMA MATER: Bachelor’s degree in psychology and business, Meredith College BOARDS: NCSU’s Poole College of Management; Marbles Kids Museum AWARDS: 2015 Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year, HRO Today OFF-DUTY: Pilates, family dinners FAVORITE SAYING: “If you think you can’t, think again.”
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Angela Newman TITLE: Nursing director, Women’s Pavilion and Birthplace, WakeMed Cary EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science, Appalachian State; associate’s degree, Caldwell Community College; Master of Science in nursing administration, UNC-Chapel Hill FAMILY: Husband, Dr. Alexander Newman; daughter, Allie, 6; stepchildren, Adam, 15, Cameron, 17, and Madison, 19 HOMETOWN: Raleigh; she attended Garner High School RECENT ACCOLADES: National Board Certified Nurse Executive; member, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; member, North Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders; WakeMed Circle of Excellence Award Winner, 2011 FUN FACT: She was a national championship baton twirler in high school.
SEVERAL YEARS ago, Angela Newman had an idea while working for WakeMed Cary’s oncology unit. Rather than patients needing to schedule and come into the hospital for blood transfusions, why couldn’t the hospital offer an outpatient clinic to simplify patients’ lives? She brought the idea to her superiors and it was almost immediately funded. “That was a turning point for me,” she recalled. “I brought it to them and they said, ‘Go for it.’” Today, as nursing director for the Women’s Pavilion and Birthplace at WakeMed Cary, Newman is passionate about leading and sharing in that same sort of collaborative environment with her staff. “Nursing is not an easy career,” she said. “You want to lead a team that you feel you can talk to, and that can talk to you.” Newman oversees about 130 staff members who make each birth at WakeMed Cary as smooth as possible, and who care for the newborns afterward. Together with a manager and several staff reporting to the manager, they make up the leadership team for the unit. The doors are always open at the Women’s Pavilion and Birthplace, because its tiniest “customers” have all the say in when they arrive. A busy day can mean 10 to 12 births, and the center averages 2,300 births each year. It isn’t where Newman planned to be when she received her Bachelor of Science degree from Appalachian State University in 1993, but she’s discovered it’s exactly where she is meant to be. Newman first considered a career helping businesses set up preventive health care pro-
grams. With that in mind, she asked her college advisor if nursing school was a good idea. “It was that conversation I had with the chair of my department, my advisor, that led me in this direction,” she said. “He said, ‘Without a doubt, you should do that.’” After nursing school she began working at a community hospital in western North Carolina, and the rest is history. “That’s where I really learned how to be a nurse,” Newman said. A desire to move home initially brought the Triangle native to WakeMed in 1998. She worked her way up through the ranks as clinician, then supervisor/educator. On the way, she learned something important about herself. “I really found out that I was good at taking care of the people who are taking care of the patients,” she said. She began her master’s in nursing administration degree in 2005 at UNC-Chapel Hill. Between 2005 and 2009, she pursued her degree and got married, all while working full time. At the urging of her advisor at UNC-Chapel Hill, she had her master’s research published. A focus group study on nurses’ experiences with Rapid Response Teams in the community hospital setting, the work was published in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality. If all of that wasn’t enough, one month after she graduated, she gave birth to her daughter, Allie. Newman’s superiors recognized her talents when, in October 2013, she met with her boss continued on page 31
Collaboration is the key to success for Angela Newman: By working to meet the needs of nurses at WakeMed Cary’s Women’s Pavilion and Birthplace, together they serve the needs of Cary’s tiniest residents. CARY MAGAZINE 25
The passion and confidence needed in young engineers and scientists has to come early; thatâ€™s where integrating technology throughout the curriculum comes in, says Dr. Tracy Weeks. Her dream is to use technology to help all children learn. 26
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Dr. Tracy Weeks TRACY WEEKS is in an exciting place. As a lifelong technology geek and a passionate educator, she has spent her career helping teachers and students use computers to make learning more successful, more efficient, and just plain more fun. Now, as the first-ever chief academic and digital learning officer for the NCDPI, Weeks wants to see innovation in classrooms across the state. And she’s not the only one. “There are a lot of things we can disagree about in this state when it comes to education, but digital learning is something just about everyone can get behind,” said Weeks. “I’m in a position where most of the time I’m working with legislators and leaders across the state,” she said. “That all these different people, across political lines, all seem to be excited about something I’ve been excited about my whole career, is really rewarding.” During her tenure leading the North Carolina Virtual Public School, the department won accolades for its innovative Blended Learning Program. The initiative pairs an online teacher with a face-to-face classroom teacher to provide personalized lessons for students with disabilities across the state. The individual attention and extra instruction time raised test scores, and in 2012, the program was given the Recognition of Achievement in 21st Century Education John Wilson Award. But Weeks envisions a time when every student is taught according to how he best learns. “We are really getting close to an era where
we can personalize learning for each and every student,” Weeks said. Already, North Carolina students can access a wide range of high-quality courses online, to augment the offerings at their local schools. Even in poor or rural districts, kids can study a wide variety of subjects. “It’s leveled the playing field across the state as far as access,” Weeks said. Through NCVPS, highly motivated, highachieving students can take advanced math or foreign language courses. Average students can pick up specialized electives, and struggling students can stay on track with credit recovery courses. “Data proves that regardless of a student’s ability level, if we train our teachers properly, if we build our courses properly, and partner and provide support properly, there is no barrier for any student,” Weeks said. “I don’t care where you are on the learning spectrum, if we can put those pieces together — the content, the instruction and the support — we can meet the needs of any student.” The key to this is resources. Money from the federal Race to the Top program allowed schools to invest in computers and other infrastructure, but maintaining the hardware and keeping up with upgrades will be an ongoing challenge. Recently state leaders asked the Department of Public Instruction to develop a digital learning plan. Weeks’ department looked at staff training, hardware, Internet access, broadband and wireless capability across the state. This digital learning plan will guide future state budgets. Prominent on Weeks’ wish list is widespread
TITLE: Chief Academic and Digital Learning Officer for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in secondary mathematics education from UNC-Chapel Hill, master’s degree in instructional technology, and doctorate in curriculum and instruction, both from NCSU. FAMILY: Married with two daughters, ages 9 and 5 LIVES IN: Holly Springs FIRST JOB: At Zack’s Famous Frozen Yogurt in Kernersville FIRST REAL JOB: Math teacher at Hickory (N.C.) High School HOBBIES: Weeks loves to read. Weeks recently took up crocheting, which she learned from watching YouTube videos late at night. She made a Gryffindor scarf for her daughter, after the two read the Harry Potter series together. Now she is learning to knit.
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WRITTEN BY AMBER KEISTER PHOTOGRAPHED BY JONATHAN FREDIN
TITLES: Program coordinator at SAFEchild; owner of A Better Choice: Rise Up Counseling in Cary EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Havana University in Cuba, and master’s in theology and counseling from Universidad Teologica Cientifica Mundial de Costa Rica FAMILY: Son Joany Rosales, 35, and daughter Sari Rodriguez, 18 HOMETOWN: Santa Maria del Rosario, Cuba (a suburb of Havana) FIRST JOB: Taught logic and statistics while a student at Havana University FOR FUN: Loves to swim and spends her free time at the beach. “I love the sea, the beach, the sound of the ocean.” PHILOSOPHY: “The best way to succeed in life is to love what you do and to follow the advice you give to others.”
Gemimah Hernandez Fuentes THREE THINGS have helped Gemimah Hernandez Fuentes through many challenges — family, faith and service. Fuentes was born in Cuba, the daughter of Christian missionaries. Although they had faced persecution for years, in 1990 the family was at a crossroads. The Communist Party caused Fuentes to be fired from her prestigious job as the director of finances for the Construction Division in Havana, telling her, “You cannot be a believer and be in this position.” A church contact arranged refugee visas to Peru, and another church friend offered to get Fuentes’ mother out of Cuba, to Miami. Through the National Evangelical Council of Peru, Fuentes worked in family counseling and health. By 1992 she had joined her mother in Miami and was working as a substance abuse counselor. Today Fuentes lives in a Cary split level home with her mother and father, who are still going strong at 85 and 97. Two brothers and a sister also live in the area. Her son runs the counseling business she started in 2008, and her daughter just graduated high school. “I am always grateful to this country that has received me and given me all these opportunities,” Fuentes said. “I am blessed.” Although she works part-time as a substance
abuse counselor and leads Spanish language worship services around the area, she has found her passion at SAFEchild, a child abuse prevention agency in Wake County where she has led the Crianza con Cariño (Parenting with Affection) program for 12 years. She loves the work. “I really have a passion to work with children,” Fuentes said. “If you help the children to grow healthy, you can have better adults, better families in the future.” The 15-week education program blends child-rearing information with social support to strengthen Spanish-speaking families. Up to eight families participate in each session, some referred by social services agencies and others through word of mouth. “I see myself as a bridge,” Fuentes said. “Because Hispanics are isolated, they have fears. They don’t know the services around them. They try to hide. They go everywhere, but they don’t trust people. I see myself as hands to hold them — to guide them to the services. I also help them learn how to live here in the United States.” While SAFEchild serves families from all backgrounds, participants in the Crianza con Cariño program come from Central and South America, all with different cultures and customs. For example, in other countries everyone continued on page 30
Having overcome many obstacles herself, Gemimah Hernandez Fuentes now works to help strengthen local families. â€œWe cannot change the world, but if we can help at least one person to improve his life, then our little help can change a person, a family, a community, a country and the world,â€? she says. CARY MAGAZINE 29
“We cannot change the world, but if we can help at least one person to improve his life, then our little help can change a person, a family, a community, a country and the world.” — Gemimah Hernandez Fuentes Gemimah Hernandez Fuentes continued from page 28
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in the neighborhood keeps an eye on the children, so they run around freely. Or at night, children might be left at home sleeping while parents run to the grocery store. “We try to fill this cultural gap between the laws here and customs in the home countries,” said Fuentes. “We don’t try to make them feel bad or guilty. We focus on the culture. In some countries you can see 10 people inside a car built for five, but you can’t do that here. So we talk about the importance of car seats and seatbelts. Now they learn a different way.” Transportation is provided, as many participants can’t drive legally, and families share a meal before the evening activities. Children play games while parents learn positive discipline techniques, how to establish house rules, and the importance of regular mealtimes and bedtimes. Fuentes has received many cards and letters from families thanking her, but one woman’s story still inspires her. During a SAFEchild workshop about 10 years ago, this mother walked in with bruises all over her face. “Her husband had hit her badly, many times,” Fuentes said. At first, the woman refused help, but Fuentes was able to gain her trust over the course of the program. After weeks of assuring the woman there was help for her, Fuentes got a call. The woman had left her husband. Fuentes immediately got the woman
and her children to InterAct, a Wake County nonprofit which supports victims of domestic violence. InterAct helped them move out of state, obtain legal residency and get the therapy they needed. Years later Fuentes ran into the woman, who had returned to North Carolina. “The children were big, I didn’t recognize them,” she said. “But she was so happy. She was crying, hugging me. She told me, ‘I would not be here without SAFEchild.’”
Fuentes says that if she can change just one life, then all her work has been worthwhile. “If we can give a little help to a person and train that person to do a little bit for others, the little we do becomes much,” Fuentes said. “We cannot change the world, but if we can help at least one person to improve his life, then our little help can change a person, a family, a community, a country and the world.” t
Angela Newman continued from page 24
“I can give back to my community by helping my staff give the best care.”
on a Friday afternoon. The previous nursing director had left suddenly, leaving a vacancy. “(My boss) said, ‘Starting on Monday, you’re going to be the interim director of the women’s pavilion,’” Newman recalled, noting it wasn’t a position for which she had even applied. She excelled in the role, and that interim position became permanent in May 2014. On a busy day, Newman’s duties can range from making sure the birthplace is well staffed, to simply making sure her staff has time to stop and eat lunch. She is responsible for providing staff with all necessary equipment, the implementation of policies and procedures, and ensuring continuity in care and services. She regularly travels to WakeMed in Raleigh to make certain the level and continuity of care is the same between the two hospitals. Newman doesn’t interact as much with patients as she does with many of the staff nurses, but her role is an extremely important one. With a committee of nurse advisors, Newman works to meet the needs of all nurses. Her hope is to ensure a process where nurses can come to her with ideas and see those ideas turn into something real. “They know that I’m truly there for them,” she said. “They work really hard.” For someone who works and lives in Cary, her work is how she gives back. “I can give back to my community by helping my staff give the best care,” she said.
— Angela Newman
A longtime resident of Cary, Newman loves that it’s two hours to the beach and three hours to the mountains. Her neighborhood in Preston Village is a close-knit one, where she takes part in a dinner club with 20 other couples and enjoys other neighborhood events. Like many parents, her child’s activities also keep her busy. This summer Newman spent countless hours at the pool, supporting Allie’s swim team. “Cary is a community that is just growing by leaps and bounds,” she said. Not unlike the way the healthcare world continues to grow. Newman’s seen a lot of changes in healthcare over the past two decades. One of the best, she says, is the collaboration among hospitals, both at the state level and nationally. WakeMed is involved in state and national collaborations examining best practices. One day, Newman would love to be chief nurse, but for now, she’s exactly where she wants to be. With a young daughter at home, she isn’t ready to take on the additional responsibility. “This works perfectly for me,” Newman said. “My goal right now is just to balance work and home life.” t CARY MAGAZINE 31
Jenn Mann continued from page 23
the programs we provide are there to make it easier for employees to focus on their work. The benefits tend to get a lot of attention externally, but to our employees they are not the most important; meaningful work trumps.” Mann’s department vets 60,000 incoming résumés each year, in a quest to acquire the very best in talent. Turnover here stands at 3 to 4 percent, in an industry where 20 percent is the norm. “We’re noted among (Fortune’s) Best Workplaces for Millennials; that’s a testament,” Mann said. “At the same time, our average employee age is 45 or 46. Although we sometimes communicate a bit differently, it’s a wonderful thing to see four generations working together.” Forty-two percent of SAS employees are
Dr. Tracy Weeks continued from page 27
Internet access. She says treating the service as a public utility would boost K-12 learning, improve teacher training, and increase access to higher learning. Weeks’ enthusiasm for technology is infectious and comes from experience. “We had a computer in our house well before most folks had a computer,” she said. Weeks’ father sold office equipment — dictating machines and then PCs. He was always taking them apart, and playing with them was something they did together, she says. But despite that early interest, a career in technology was not her first choice. In fact, neither was teaching. “If you had asked me my junior year of high school, where I was going to college and what I was going to do, I would have responded something like this: ‘I’m not really sure, but I’m not going to be a teacher and I’m not going to Carolina.’ And then I did both of those things.” Weeks owes her career in education to the NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship, which was discontinued in 2011. Many of the top students from her Kernersville high school went into teaching because of that scholarship, she says. 32
women, which marks “incredible progress” to Mann. “In the early days of my career, before SAS, there was a lack of acknowledgement that as a female employee, you might also want to be a wife and mom,” she said. “At SAS we look at ways to create flexibility.” SAS is home to the Women’s Initiatives Network, and recently partnered with SoarTriangle to help close the funding gap for female entrepreneurs. As a woman at SAS, “I’ve always felt I am a respected contributor,” Mann said. “Many of my mentors over the years have been men. “The higher up you go, the lonelier it can get; you get less feedback. You need to find a broad network of people who will tell you the truth, even if you sometimes don’t
want to hear it. “That has included different people at different times in my career, but the one person who has been a steady for me is my mom. She has three kids and was a director in the Duke Graduate School, and I watched her balance it all gracefully. She tells me, ‘You have to keep some semblance of yourself. Work can’t be your only identity. Don’t let work take your soul, and keep your family and friendships intact.’” Mann says she’s most impressed by the people who go out of their way to help others, no matter their roles. “No matter what you do, do it to the fullest,” she said. “Take it seriously, and give 100 percent. There are risks every day. But push yourself out of your comfort zone, and you’ll survive. It might even be fun.” t
“If we can figure out a way to bring learning to a place where it’s safe for any child who wants to learn, that would be the most amazing thing.”
place can all teach vital computer literacy. “Starting those skills early is very important, and for girls in particular, starting in elementary school,” Weeks said. “We know that once they hit middle school and start going through puberty, that’s when they start to lose confidence in math, science and technology.” Weeks’ dream is to use technology to help all children learn — not just girls, not just kids in North Carolina. “How do we bring learning to the most inaccessible places?” she asked. One answer is the Internet. In early August, Weeks and a group of fellow Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church members visited a remote mountain village in Guatemala. The church had set up a computer lab there using refurbished equipment and a satellite Internet connection. By enabling villagers to have online access to information and learning materials, students can do their research for classes without traveling to another village. “There are places across the globe where all girls want to do is to be able to learn, and sometimes it’s not safe,” she said. “If we can figure out a way to bring learning to a place where it’s safe for any child who wants to learn, that would be the most amazing thing.” t
— Dr. Tracy Weeks
“I always liked computers, but it was never encouraged as a career,” she said. “I didn’t know what was out there.” Today, kids know more about careers in technology than ever before, but it’s still a challenge to recruit girls into the hard sciences. Weeks acknowledges this, and says adult women in technology need to be advocates as well as role models. This is especially true for those in leadership. But the passion and confidence needed in young engineers and scientists has to come early. That’s where integrating technology throughout the curriculum comes in, Weeks says. Playing a video game that teaches simple coding, making a multimedia book report, or taking a virtual tour of a faraway
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“If you can pull together a group of half a dozen people, or hundreds of people, and you let people work in their sweet spot you can get so much done and help others. And it doesn’t even feel like work because you’re working in your target zone of gifts and talents,” explained Grimes. It’s not only the giving back but the balance that giving provides, that keeps Grimes entrenched in her volunteer work. “Balance to me means making sure that my faith is included in my day. It is doing a good job while I am at work, but not working for pay 24/7,” she explained. One non-paying job she particularly enjoys is mentoring other professional women, something she wishes she had received in her 28-year career. She offers young women this advice: Be yourself. Maintain integrity in what you do in your relationships. Have balance. Don’t have everything you read and stream be work-related because that becomes your entire self-image. Learn to juggle (visually not literally). Juggle just a few things at first and then add another and another. But figure out which item requires the most care and attention and let that be the item you don’t drop. The others can drop ... and bounce back. Check out periodically. Take a long weekend or real vacation and completely unplug from cell phone or work email. For Grimes, her Christian faith has been a touchstone in her life since she was a child, and it is through those eyes of faith that she evaluates her life and work. “I pray about it. If I am looking at things I believe He wants me to do, it’s gonna happen,” Grimes said simply. “I think that’s how you have peace. I think that’s how you find fulfillment.” t CARY MAGAZINE 35
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Gianna Giambalvo, at center in blue, is the inspiration for HopeSpring Village, a Cary-based nonprofit working to create independent housing options for adults with disabilities. Pictured with Gianna are her parents and HopeSpring founders, Esther and Lou Giambalvo. Board members of the organization, pictured clockwise from left, include Dakota Dunne, Lorraine Leahy, Alice Burrows and John Tote.
public, funds. It’s about options.” To date, HopeSpring Village has opened two “Friendship Houses” in Durham’s North Street Community. Formerly a stretch of deteriorating homes, the houses were rehabbed by developer Legacy Real Property Group, and purchased by families with special needs and others wanting to be part of an inclusive community. The Friendship Houses model works thanks to HopeSpring Village’s partnership with Duke Divinity School, property manager ARC of North Carolina, and Reality Ministries. By inviting Duke graduate students to live in community with adults with disabilities, housing needs are met for both groups
anna Giambalvo was voted Best Public Speaker by her Green Hope High School peers. But while her younger sister, Nicolette, is off enjoying college life, Gianna, 20, remains at home, due to a severe shortage of housing for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Gianna has Down syndrome. “We’ve always treated our children completely equally. That’s why it’s so important to me that Gianna gets to experience independent living,” said her mom, Esther. “We’ve always given her challenges,” added her dad, Lou. “So we felt that if we got involved, we could create safe housing close to home, where Gianna can continue to grow.” The Giambalvos and a group of likeminded parents, after much research, launched the nonprofit HopeSpring Village in 2012. Their goal is to create safe, affordable, community-based housing options so adults like Gianna can live independently. “As a parent, my job is to make sure my daughter Margaret (who also has Down syndrome) has a place in the world,” said HopeSpring Village President Lorraine Leahy. “Our mission is to create a model all families can access, funded with private, not
and the groundwork is laid for future projects. HopeSpring Village Secretary/Treasurer Dakota Dunne points out that the model is not just for people with Down syndrome, or divinity students. Partnering schools could include those with training for special education, medicine and more. Motivated by the long-term outlook for his own son, Bently, 10, Dunne said, “Over the last decade we’ve encountered three general types of people or organizations: Those looking for independent living alternatives that feel safe and meet their expectations for quality of life, those who are anxiously trying to develop such an alternative but lack the expertise or funding to get an idea off the ground, and those willing to contribute their expertise or resources to a
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viable plan that will make a difference for those in need. “The challenge is pulling all these groups together. That’s what HopeSpring Village has done with The Friendship Houses in Durham. We hope to use that blueprint and help more families and organizations extend that learning to benefit more communities going forward. “You’ve heard the buzzword ‘Center of Excellence?’ The Triangle could become the Center of Excellence for independent living alternatives for young adults with disabilities, and set the bar.” To fund these future homes, the Giambalvos have expanded what was once a neighborhood golf tournament into the primary fundraiser for HopeSpring Village. This year marks a decade for the golf event, which has earned $80,000 each of the past two years, thanks to Triangle corporate sponsorships, friends and family. This year’s tourney goal is $100,000, all toward the goal of independent living for adults including Gianna and Margaret, who plan to live together in the next HopeSpring Village house. “It’s simple,” Lou Giambalvo said. “It’s the starting point of adult life.” For more information, visit hopespringvillage.com
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The hot-hot-hot of a Southern summer has finally made way for the joys of autumn! Celebrate with updates to your cool-weather wardrobe. It’s easy, thanks to this advice — and pages full of just-in, handpicked fashion inspirations — from five local style mavens. Pop the latest trends into your closet, and catch the buzz on hair and makeup. Then, whether you’re headed to an evening soiree or an action-packed game, no worries. You’re in fashion!
Relax in light wash boyfriend jeans, $44, crop top tank in rust, $29, fall plaid oversized scarf, $29; and hoops, $19, all from Cousin Couture; go bold with a gold medallion beaded necklace, $69, from Sophie & Mollieâ€™s.
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MUST-HAVES: “Fall 2015’s hottest trend is
F RINGE! And matte gold hoop earrings, which can be dressed up or down.” FAVE FALL TRENDS: “This season weaves earthy neutrals with a range of bold color statements and reflective patterns. Our favorite neutral this fall is Desert Sage ; it’s timeless and unobtrusive, yet powerful enough to make a statement on its own. Also, plaid patterned scarves in another hot new fall color, Cadium Orange.” — Kristie Tart, Cousin Couture
Cutaway suit in olive, top, $34, and pant, $39, go-witheverything nude heels, $39, gold armband, $26, and hoops, $19, all from Cousin Couture; double-dose-style fringe and studded handbag, $68, from Swagger.
and jewel tones like sapphire, emerald and ruby in makeup, to create a more earthy feel. The salon uses Aveda products; its Jewels of the Earth line echoes the back-to-nature trends.” FAVE FALL HAIR TREND: “The trend is a loosened party look with messier hair. The look is more relaxed and laid back rather than polished. Women are busy; they want a wash-and-go style that’s easy to maintain.” — Alli Taylor, The Hair and Face Lounge of Cary
Fringe is in! Poncho sweater, $46, layered over crop top in ivory, $32, with must-have block-heeled bootie in camel, $49, dark wash jean, $39, long acrylic necklace, $26, tribal canvas clutch, $39, and hoops, $19, all from Cousin Couture. Layered beaded bracelets, $14 each, and wood bead and stone bracelet, $16, all from The Purple Polka Dot.
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MUST-HAVES: “Tan and
Suede and fringe. Booties.” FAVE FALL TRENDS: “Oversized tops with eye-catching detail. Layering of necklaces and bracelets. With fall in the South lasting into November, a romper is the perfect transition piece; rompers look great with sandals or little booties. “Last but not least,
have become a Southern staple. Perfect for the everyday outfit. Pair them with a T-shirt and jeans, or a flannel and vest.” — Kristin Gurganus, The Purple Polka Dot
Touchdown! Wanderer vest, $54.99, and trendy plaid shirt, $28, both from Swagger. Fleece-lined duck boot in camel, $42, and wood monogram necklace available in various sizes starting at $35.99, both from The Purple Polka Dot; dark wash jean, $39, hoops, $19, and store-line CC Doll knit hat, $19, all from Cousin Couture.
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MUST-HAVES: “Boho Chic, lots of fringe and suede.
are also big; they have the same appeal as fringe, just more compact.” FAVE FALL TRENDS: “We’re seeing tons of plaid again this fall. Layers and faux layers remain popular, so vests are making a return. The color of the year is Marsala, so burgundy is perfect to spruce up the fall wardrobe. Other trends include asymmetrical hems in tops and dresses, and tie dye is making a return. “Small trendy touches like a necklace or fringe handbag can bring your look into the next season; you can be on trend but not over the top.” — Mandy Becker, Swagger
Black ballerina-style top, $73, jade tank, $19, ohso-sweet tapestry flared skirt with metallic thread, $65, and shake-it-up leather fringe necklace, $62, all from Sophie & Mollie’s. Model’s own shoes.
“Trends in jewelry echo the longer silhouette for fall: Long statement necklaces using lots of natural elements like wood, beads and stones. Jewelry is layered, with multiple necklaces and lots of bracelets. It’s an arm party!”
— Mandy Becker, Swagger
Sweet crochet-back top, $44, gold pineapple clutch, $36, and matte gold hoop earrings, $19, all from Cousin Couture; beaded bracelet in brown, $14, layered with wood bead and stone bracelet, $16, and stone bracelet in clear/yellow, $14, all from The Purple Polka Dot.
“A longer necklace with lots of rocks, horn or leather fringe. Fringe is big this year.”
FAVE FALL TRENDS: “A ballerina-style top with a fuller skirt. I’m seeing a lot of dance clothing moving into women’s clothing. Balloon skirts are also big this fall, as well as tapestry fabrics. “Jumpsuits continue the easy, one-piece dressing trend seen over the summer.” — Joan Simpson, Sophie & Mollie’s
Me-ow! Black back-zip jumpsuit with split straps, $68, and stone slice beaded necklace, $65, both from Sophie & Mollie’s. CARY MAGAZINE 49
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Terry Winebrenner shows off some heirloom shiitake mushrooms. He and his wife grow and sell them to Little Hen restaurant in Apex.
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WHEN IT COMES to flavor, versatility and nutritional value, there’s no denying that mushrooms have become a rock-star ingredient in kitchens far and wide. Among the assorted types available, some of the most sought-after species from chefs and foodies alike are heirloom mushrooms like shiitake, oyster and lion’s mane. So how is it that these subtle, earthy elements have risen to such well-regarded heights? Terry and Brenda Winebrenner, cultivators of shiitake mushrooms at their bucolic 13-acre Heathwood Farm in New Hill, can answer that question. “We love mushrooms because they are so healthy, hearty and delicious,” said Brenda. Since 2013, the couple has grown the dark-brown, exotic variety. The process involves meticulously inoculating sweet gum tree logs situated under a shaded canopy. “We have a special drill bit that we use to bore holes in the log, and then we use an inoculator to inject the spawn, which is contained in a sawdust mixture,” Brenda explained. “We cover each hole with a food-grade cheese wax so the spawn stays alive and starts eating within the log.” The Winebrenners source shiitakes to farm-to-table restaurant Little Hen in Apex. They formerly sold to Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen and other local eateries, but didn’t want to “overpromise and under deliver,” Terry said, since the harvest varies depending on the climate. continued on page 57
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Brenda Winebrenner tends to mushrooms cultivated on sweet gum logs at her farm in New Hill.
“We have 300 logs in production, but since we rely on nature and grow the mushrooms outside, we don’t harvest during the warm summer months.” — Brenda Winebrenner
Jonathan Graham displays oyster mushrooms grown in his home basement. He sells his crop at the State Farmer’s Market in Raleigh.
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“We have 300 logs in production, but since we rely on nature and grow the mushrooms outside, we don’t harvest during the warm summer months,” said Brenda. The farm typically yields more than 150 pounds of shiitakes each year. “Mushrooms give off a satisfying umami response that comes from their high levels of glutamate,” Terry explained. “Shiitakes function as a nice substitute for meat without sacrificing flavor. We eat them quite often, and they are particularly enjoyable in soup.” On the other side of Wake County, Garner resident Jonathan Graham grows and sells various types of mushrooms though his
Graham’s Groceries enterprise. “I mainly produce shiitake, oyster and lion’s mane mushrooms and sell them on the weekends at the State Farmer’s Market in Raleigh,” said Graham, a retired Army veteran who has been in the harvesting business for three years. Graham spent months conducting research online and even visited several mushroom farms in Wisconsin to hone his skills. In addition to growing mushrooms on tree logs, Graham also produces them in his humidity-controlled home basement. “There’s a lot involved in this craft that keeps most people from pursuing it,” Graham said. “I use bags of straw that have to
“I produce roughly between 400 to 500 pounds of mushrooms each year.” — Jonathan Graham be pasteurized, and then mycelium is mixed in. I produce roughly between 400 to 500 pounds of mushrooms each year.” Graham said he prefers the taste of shiitake, oyster and lion’s man over species like portabella, cremini and white button mushcontinued on page 58
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PREPARATION TIPS Brenda Winebrenner cuts and prepares fresh shiitakes.
Sautéed mushrooms can be served with grilled meats or they can stand alone in vegetarian dishes.
You don’t have to be a culinary school-trained chef to cook with mushrooms. Here’s a few guidelines for storing, serving and preparing. • Transfer fresh heirloom mushrooms purchased at the farmer’s market or gourmet grocery to a paper bag or damp cloth sack and store in the refrigerator. The mushrooms will remain firm and usable for up to two weeks. • Just prior to using, gently clean each mushroom with a damp paper towel, cloth or soft vegetable brush to remove any dirt. • In a large skillet (preferably cast iron), heat olive oil or butter over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot or butter is melted, cook the mushrooms for about five minutes, stirring occasionally with a spatula or wooden spoon. Cook until lightly brown. Sautéed mushrooms can be frozen for up to nine months. Thaw for a quick pizza topping or omelet filling. • Add mushrooms to spaghetti sauce, salads, casseroles, vegetable-centric dishes or top grilled steak, pork or chicken. You can also serve them as a bistro-style side item.
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rooms, the latter of which are easier to find in the vegetable section at a typical grocery store. When cooked, the taste and texture of shiitake mushrooms, according to Graham, is similar to chicken, while lion’s mane compares favorably to lobster. “If you haven’t tried lion’s mane, you’ve been missing out on a great flavor profile,” he said. In addition to adding a low-calorie, meaty taste to vegetarian dishes, mushrooms also provide nutrient-rich antioxidants, minerals such as potassium, and vitamins B and D. t
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Bucatini with Shiitake Mushrooms
Bucatini with Shiitake Mushrooms
By Regan Stachler, executive chef and owner, Little Hen Restaurant Serves 4 1 pound bucatini or other dried pasta 1 pound shiitake mushrooms, sliced ½ pound thick-cut bacon ½ red onion, thin julienne ½ cup white cooking wine 1/8 cup parsley leaves 1/8 cup mint, small leaves salt and pepper to taste
In a pot, boil water and cook pasta. While pasta is bubbling, cook bacon until crispy, draw onto paper towel and reserve. Pour off half of rendered fat. In the remaining fat, cook mushrooms. Sauté for 2 minutes, then deglaze with ½ cup of white cooking wine. Add pasta and mix in with mushrooms. Then add red onion, quickly toss and remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Plate, then garnish with mint, parsley, and top with crispy bacon. Drizzle with olive oil. 60
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BOGUE WA T C H Life in the Triangle can get rather hectic. That’s why the soft ocean breezes of Bogue Watch are the perfect antidote to today’s always-connected frenzy. Unpretentious and relaxed, life at Bogue Watch revolves around water and it’s within easy reach — just two hours from Raleigh. Life at Bogue Watch flows with the tides and embraces its natural surroundings. Everything in this distinctive, master planned community is ready when you are: the marina and community amenities, easy proximity to fine dining, shopping and excellent schools and plenty of year-round community events. The private marina may be your dream come true. Whatever your boating pleasure, get on the water just minutes from home. Launch your boat from the marina or slide your kayak into the marsh river at the canoe and kayak launch. The marina is just part of this master planned community’s many amenities. There’s the resortstyle pool and clubhouse for the entire family. The nautical-themed playground attracts imaginations of all ages. Toast the sunset from the 60-foot observation pier or paddleboard the shallows of the Intercoastal. Unwind without having to drive anywhere. Retail home sites — with marsh and water views — are available for building the home of your dreams. In addition, award-winning builder Caviness & Cates offers new homes that take full advantage of this idyllic coastal location. Indoor-outdoor living spaces and open floor plans are perfectly designed to enjoy the beautiful coastal sunrises and evening breezes. Newport, home to Bogue Watch, is minutes from Morehead City, Swansboro and famed Beaufort. Each have their own unique charm and a lively beach culture. Beaufort, “the crown jewel of the Crystal Coast,” has a rich village-like atmosphere and quaint downtown. Known as “the little city by the sea,” Swansboro is a popular dining spot for Bogue Watch residents who boat over from the marina. Come explore a coastal escape at Bogue Watch. We know you’ll love it.
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CHASE PROPERTIES - BELLEWOOD Bellewood Manor is West Cary’s newest custom home community, where convenience and luxury await, the perfect blend of lifestyle and location. This enclave of 74 homesites offers the opportunity for you to create a home that is uniquely your own, custom built for your family, in one of the most desirable locations in the Triangle. Here you will find spectacular design and superior craftsmanship in a collection of stunning homes where your family can create memories and traditions for generations to come. Our well-appointed homes are built by an award winning, local builder team consisting of Amward Homes, Legacy Custom Homes, Upright Builders and Wardson Construction. These exceptional builders bring the finest designs and workmanship, plus a commitment to construct distinctive homes with the utmost care so that each one has its own style and charm. Amward Homes is a second generation builder, who understands the importance of superior craftsmanship and attention to detail. Legacy Custom Homes has been building homes for over 35
years, worked with hundreds of buyers, and believes in a customerfirst approach. Upright Builders has been building custom homes in the Triangle since 1987, in some of the area’s finest communities. Wardson Construction is a family owned business dedicated to helping Triangle families obtain their dream home. At Bellewood Manor, your family can enjoy Cary’s Thomas E. Brooks Park, offering 224 beautiful acres where you can play basketball, baseball or soccer; unwind on the walking trails, or utilize the picnic shelters for large gatherings. The park is also the home of the USA Baseball National Training Complex with four baseball fields and the headquarters for amateur baseball from youth level to Olympics. Just minutes from Research Triangle Park, Bellewood Manor also offers easy commutes to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. To visit us, take I-540 to Hwy 55 south (exit 66A), right on Green Hope School Road for 1.8 miles, cross Green Level Church Road into Bellewood Manor. Bellewood Manor homes start in the upper $600s.
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FRONT STREET VILLAGE Beaufort’s Front Street Village (FSV) is one of the hottest new waterfront concepts on the East Coast. FSV is a 30+ acre planned unit development approved for over 200 residential condo units, a 126-bed Inn, a Conference Center, two dry stack buildings with the capacity of 500 boats, a marina and single family lots. Front Street Village combines waterfront boating and a warm atmosphere with the feel of a local general store. Front Street Village is something new and emerging — the next Charleston with easier access to the beach now that U.S. 70 is improving. Located on the Beaufort waterfront, in a 300-year-old seaport town, along North Carolina’s famed Outer Banks, The Inn & Bistro at Front Street Village is a planned 126-room hotel, restaurant and 400+ person meeting facility. These planned facilities join a successfully operating marina with dry storage boat warehouse, wine shop, and event facilities. Future development for this master plan community includes a collection of 28 duplexes and single-family resort-style residential cottages. Just as Blackbeard’s ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, is being raised from the bottom of the Beaufort Inlet, so continues the growth of Front Street. Three years before Carolina was divided into North and South Carolina, Europeans started settling in Beaufort (1709). For over 300 years this quiet, friendly and distinctively different seaport village near the southern section of the Outer Banks remained undiscovered — until now! Step back to the future and visit the Charleston of the 1800s at Front Street Village, conveniently located at 34° 43’ 6” N / 76° 39’ 50” W, one of the most exciting fishing areas on the East Coast. Visit the Boathouse in Beaufort • Thursday Dinners are a great treat at the Boathouse with Chef Kenny preparing crowd-pleasing local grilled fish creations, crab cakes and famous Key Lime Pie. • The perfect Wedding destination on the Coast — the Beaufort waterfront is a spectacular setting for a wedding, a reception or special event. • Fish where the Fish are! Front Street Village is a full-service marina with dry stack boat storage, certified Yamaha parts and service, and wine shop, all located on the Beaufort waterfront. This spectacular location is the perfect place for true fishermen. Please visit us on the web at frontstreetvillage.com and mention Cary Magazine for a special treat.
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TIDALWALK Imagine coming home to a vacation. It’s possible at TidalWalk, a unique gated community of pristine natural beauty intermingled with the architectural style of homes designed for just such a place, situated along the banks of North Carolina’s Intracoastal Waterway near the heart of Wilmington. The residents of TidalWalk enjoy relaxed coastal living – whether that means having resort-style amenities at a multimillion dollar club, joining neighbors and friends for a shrimp boil on the beach or relaxing in solitude where the only interruption is the occasional sand crab or pelican stopping by. And this lifestyle is possible year round at TidalWalk. From pier fishing, birding in the wetlands, ocean boating or simply walking along a private beach to swimming, kayaking, surfing or 66
sunbathing, this unique community has something on or close to the water for everyone. Like fishing, recreational crabbing is a traditional pastime for many along North Carolina’s coast. Here at TidalWalk, several families have their own crab pots hanging from the TidalWalk pier. Every day brings anticipation as residents head down to the pier – many in their golf carts – to discover the day’s catch and compare their finds. TidalWalk also features a private dock with boat slips exclusively for its residents. The Intracoastal Waterway, an outstanding place to go fishing, is TidalWalk’s front door; it’s a short boat ride to the Cape Fear River or Masonboro Island, an undeveloped barrier island perfect for camping and accessible only by boat. And finally, it’s only 45 seconds by boat to the
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Atlantic Ocean from our pier. In addition to enjoying life among the natural beauty and pristine surroundings of TidalWalk, residents also have access to amenities that complement the community’s gracious coastal lifestyle. From the quarter mile of private beach to nearby Turtle Island, to the multi-million dollar TidalWalk Club with its L-shaped pool, private fitness area, lush landscaping and wraparound porch, residents say it’s like coming home to a resort every day. TidalWalk is divided into three picturesque neighborhoods, each varied by location and acreage, yet honoring the same vision of only the highest quality homes in a relaxed, coastal setting. Whether you choose a move-in ready home, put the finishing touches on a semi-custom build or create your own custom home from your very own vision, every detail is put perfectly into place here at TidalWalk.
The community’s elite builders stand ready to partner with you every step of the way — from room layout, materials and finishes to lighting and landscaping. You can create your ideal home, down to the last detail. TidalWalk recently released a limited number of new homesites that overlook the ocean in its prestigious Beaches neighborhood. These homesites, known as The Point homesites, are ideally located close to the beach and are the largest homesites in the community. To learn more about TidalWalk and what makes it such a special place to live, visit TidalWalk.com, email TidalWalk@fmbnewhomes.com or call 910-899-5000. The Welcome Center is open daily at 810 Cupola Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409.
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MORGAN PARK Standard Pacific Homes is excited to introduce Morgan Park, our newest single family home community, located in the heart of Holly Springs. Conveniently located off of Highway 55 just minutes from I-540, Morgan Park is only a half mile from top-rated Holly Springs schools and within walking distance to dining and shopping offered by the Shoppes at Holly Springs. Within this beautiful community you will find walking trails that lead to the Holly Springs greenway system. Homeowners will enjoy the family friendly atmosphere which features a pool, playground, and a state-of-the-art amenity center with a 24-hour fitness facility. Two unique collections of expertly designed homes offer today’s home buyer a wide array of floorplans catering to any family’s specific needs. Throughout our floorplans you will find large open spaces, featuring expansive great rooms, designed for the way families live today. Stunning kitchens with granite countertops, tiled backsplash, and large islands serve as the heart of our homes. Luxurious spa-inspired owner’s baths provide a fitting place to start and end each day.
Flexible structural options are available when realizing your dream home at Morgan Park including first floor owner’s and guest suites, studies, basements, and third floor game rooms. Standard Pacific Home’s Design Studio offers homeowners the opportunity to personalize their home in a relaxed environment. Our professional and knowledgeable designers will present a wide array of design choices to help create the perfect place to call home. A dedicated sales and construction team walk home buyers through the building process from beginning to end demonstrating Standard Pacific Home’s commitment to customer service. Come and experience Morgan Park and discover an emphasis on delivering quality with elegant stone craftsmanship and smartly selected color schemes. Discover your dream home in Morgan Park, 212 Morgan Ridge Road in Holly Springs at the corner of Avent Ferry Road and Paddock View Drive. To learn more about Morgan Park or any other Standard Pacific Homes community, visit standardpacifichomes.com.
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IN HOLLY SPRINGS There are plenty of reasons to live in 12 Oaks, but the top of the list is location — the vibrant, family-focused town of Holly Springs, conveniently situated in the Triangle area. It’s been named the #1 Best Place for Young Families, #1 Best Place to Raise Kids, #1 Best Place for Home Ownership, #2 Safest City, and #2 for Job Seekers.* But the reasons to live here don’t stop there. Although it’s just a short drive to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, 12 Oaks gives you more than enough reasons to stay right here. Spacious homes with front porches that were made for neighbors. Twenty miles of tree-lined sidewalks. A pool pavilion with casual dining right next door. A brand new multipurpose room that’s perfect for special events. And the neighborhood hot spot — the verdant community garden. Plus improvements are being made to this already flourishing community. Currently a second pool is being added as well as an expanded fitness center and the construction of a brand new clubhouse. And then there’s the crowning glory: a spectacular 18-hole golf course designed by Nicklaus Design Group and named one of the top courses by Golf Digest. Then consider a few other great reasons to make 12 Oaks your new address. How about a wine tasting this weekend or a gourmet cooking class on Tuesday? Yoga in the mornings and nature trails in the afternoon? Life at 12 Oaks is a daily celebration of living well, featuring a full menu of organized events — swimming, Zumba, golf and tennis clinics, plus family-oriented movies and poolside parties. If you’re getting the picture that 12 Oaks believes that living happens both inside and outside the home, you’re right. The 687acre haven is developed by Landeavor, a nationally acclaimed real estate development company specializing in master-planned communities. A team of award-winning builders has been hand-selected for 12 Oaks, including David Weekley, M/I Homes, Robuck Homes, Standard Pacific Homes, Saussy Burbank and eight custom builders. And the homes? Simply stunning. Find your next dream home here. And live well at 12 Oaks. *Holly Springs, N.C., official website, hollyspringsnc.us
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Love brought Lisa Allen to Cary, where she put her education and big-city training to work by launching Ivy Cottage Collections, a cupolatopped fixture on Cary Parkway. “Ivy Cottage is my second career, but it’s where I should have been all along,” she says. “When it comes to clientele base, I couldn’t have been dropped in a better place on this planet.” 72
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YOU CAN’T MISS Ivy Cottage Collections on Cary Parkway, complete with cupola and cheery pink porch rockers. A perennial favorite in Cary Magazine’s readers-choice Maggy Awards, the shop is a gathering place for all things beautiful, and home base to the residential and commercial interior design work of owner Lisa Allen. As Allen celebrates 20 years of success, we sat down with her to learn how, and why, she does it. NANCY PARDUE: You’ve lived in New York, Boston and Chicago. You’ve held regional- and national-level sales and marketing positions with Brach’s and Clorox. How’d you find your way to Cary? LISA ALLEN: I did well in those positions, but I didn’t love it. My mind was there, but not my heart. In Boston I bought my first house, a $60,000 bungalow, and tiled, wallpapered and painted the whole thing by myself. I just absolutely loved it, and discovered I was good at it. Later, in 1993, I was living in Chicago and dating my now-husband, Jim, when he called to say he had bought a house in Preston in Cary. I’d never heard of it. And he’d never mentioned his passion for golf. I told my friends, ‘Well, I really liked him, but I guess that’s that.’ I visited Cary a few times and it was beautiful, but I knew I’d be restless in a smaller town. When we decided to get married I told Jim, ‘The trade-off is that I’m going to open my own business.’ He’s always
believed in it and supported my dream. Ivy Cottage is my second career, but it’s where I should have been all along. You have a degree in marketing and business administration, and double-majored in art. What was it like, launching a business? Ivy Cottage Collections opened in 1995 as a 1,000-square-foot gift shop at Preston Corners. Preston was already well developed then, but there was no place to go for home furnishings. We expanded three times. People kept bringing in swatches, asking for design help, so I went back to school to study interior design. It was really hard. Our kids were 3 and 1, we were in the middle of building a house, and I was opening a second location in North Hills (in Raleigh), which we ran for three years. I regret it now, taking on so much, because my kids are everything to me. Expansion is not always a good thing. I learned to focus continued on page 74
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on one area and create excellence. But school was fun, too. I’d spend hours on drawings while the kids were asleep. It never felt like homework. How has Ivy Cottage evolved? We’ve grown with the community. In my wildest dreams I didn’t expect this — I had no 20-year plan at the start! This is a hard business, with lots of overhead. We’ve made structural, personnel and product changes to survive; for example, we changed the mix to more gifts when the economy crashed, and that kept us afloat. Our design services are unique in that we don’t charge by the hour; we take on clients with a realistic budget and time frame, and a willingness to be creative. Smaller clients can bring in photos and we’ll help you in-store. We’ve been in this location 12 years. It used to be a dry cleaners, a nondescript rectangular block, but we worked with an architect to design the store. I even tried having a coffee shop since we had the drivethrough. That was a humbling disaster! And I’ve had a tremendous staff in place over the past several years, after some trial and error. They’re dependable and loyal, and they amaze me. (Tears up.) They’ve done everything to keep the store going, hard physical labor and more. I couldn’t have done it without them. We’re like a little family. We support each other and make this a positive place. Are your children involved? James is 19 and a business major at UNC Chapel Hill. Emma is 16 and a junior at Cardinal Gibbons High. Both have respect for beauty, art and travel. I take Emma to market; she has a fresh, hip eye and a good sense of what will work in the store. She’s brought in new accessories, like a bridge jewelry line that’s doing well for us. My energy comes from my family. We love to cook and work out together, take litcontinued on page 78 74
Ivy Cottage 20th Anniversary Party Lisa Allen: “We’re having an anniversary celebration, a family fun day that’s a thank you for shopping with us all these years. We’d love for everyone to join us!” When: Sept. 19, Noon to 4 p.m. Attractions: Music, entertainment, Duck Donuts, Jam Ice Cream Truck, Kokuyu BBQ and more ivycottagecollections.com
Allen’s studio, located above the Ivy Cottage sales floor, reflects her love of color and enduring design. “We try to stay eclectic in our offerings,” she says. “I like that style best, because it looks as though it’s been collected over time.” CARY MAGAZINE 75
Allen working at the home of design client Tanya Harvey; after opening Ivy Cottage Collections as a gift shop in 1995, customer demand led Allen back to school to study interior design.
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“With the soft blues, grays and greens of today, inject a coral. It makes everything exciting. Or a zebra pattern. Something has to wake up your eye, or the room is flat.”
one interior designer, ever: Lisa Allen.
Twenty-year Ivy Cottage client Sharon Bryson has worked with just “Lisa essentially has, from start to finish, made our house a home,” Bryson said, by leading design projects in the family’s kitchen, sunroom, dining, living and bedrooms, and bath. “She tells me, ‘Every room needs a little whimsy;’ that resonates with me. And I’ll never forget her saying, ‘Sharon, we don’t need to be so matchy-matchy.’ She’s helped me think outside the box and has expanded my horizons. “I recognized right away that Lisa knows exactly what she’s talking about,” Bryson said. “We’ve formed a relationship, and a friendship.
“While the style was once bullion fringe and jabots, now it’s clean, simple lines. People want fewer things, but what they do select they want to be eye-catching and significant. Your home is so important; you should feel happy there. It should be cozy, pulled together and beautiful.” 76
What’s special about Lisa is that she took an interest in my family; she even visited in my home during my battle with breast cancer. “I’m quite certain there are a lot of people, in working with Lisa, who feel the same way I do about their homes. We love ours.”
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tle excursions. We built a huge deck on the back of our house this summer. And we got a new puppy, Stella. I’ll be bringing her to the store. What are Ivy Cottage’s trademarks? High quality and good design. When you buy a piece here, you will love it for a long time. We try to stay eclectic in our offerings. I like that style best, because it looks as though it’s been collected over time. We work hard to make the store an experience each time you visit. We never compete with the big box stores, because we’re not about price. We’re about unique items, beautiful gift wrap, shipping and showing you how to put things together. Who are your clients? When it comes to clientele base, I couldn’t have been dropped in a better place on this planet. I’ve had many of the same clients over these 20 years; these become real relationships that I enjoy. The most gratifying part of what I do is seeing people so happy with the transformation. At the store, we see five or six people a day who tell us it’s their first time in; it’s exciting to know we’ve become a destination. The holidays are so much fun, and our Girls’ Night Out has become a tradition. What’s next? Being busy makes me happy, and I love the results. I have an in-
The Ivy Cottage building used to be a dry cleaners, top, says Lisa Allen. She worked with an architect to design the store, shown here around 2005.
terest in designing my own line of furnishings, so I’m learning more about that. James found new resources in Malaysia during his travels, so I may look at importing things from far-reaching parts of the world that you wouldn’t usually find in Cary. And we’ll continue to be among the state’s top fundraisers for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a cause close to my heart. t
“Our design services are unique in that we don’t charge by the hour,” Allen says. “We take on clients with a realistic budget and time frame, and a willingness to be creative. Smaller clients can bring in photos and we’ll help you in-store.”
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Cyclists from TeamCBC finish their ride at Carolina Brewing Company in Holly Springs.The team, with more than a thousand members, has raised nearly $1 million for MS research. CARY MAGAZINE 83
“The fundraising total is pretty impressive . People don’t have a lot of money, so they give what they can. Lots of small donations add up.”
— Bob Oderkirk
Team captain Bob Oderkirk is a cycling evangelist, trying to get more people on bikes. “If you get people out on their bikes, they think this is fun. Once they start meeting other people, then it’s really fun,” he says.
Martin Boyle, left, and Randy Carter enjoy good beer and company after their ride.
WHEN YOU think of a bicycle team, you don’t normally think of the term “slow and steady.” But in September, Holly Springs-based TeamCBC will reach a major milestone: After 15 years of participating in the Bike MS fundraising ride in New Bern, the team will have raised $1 million to fight multiple sclerosis. “This is very significant; it’s definitely a rare achievement,” said Dani Clayton, development director with the Greater Carolinas chapter of the National MS Society. “TeamCBC has made a huge impact on that event.” Bob Oderkirk, team captain, agrees. “The fundraising total is pretty impressive,” he said. “People don’t have a lot of money, so they give what they can. Lots of small donations add up.” The achievement comes on the heels of another. The team, which is sponsored by Carolina Brewing Company of Holly Springs, collected the most money at
the 2014 New Bern fundraiser, netting $140,800. The cycling event is the MS Society’s largest North Carolina fundraiser, and among the top 20 fundraisers for MS nationally. Last year at the two-day event 1,945 participants, including 1,660 riders, raised $1.8 million. C.J. Rice, president of TeamCBC, says part of the team’s success is just numbers. “The minimum to participate in Bike MS is $300 in fundraising,” she said. “If you can get 150 people on your team at $300 each, you’re making steps up. And some of those members raise much more.” TeamCBC has more than 1,100 people on its roster, with about 200 to 300 active members. At the end of August, the team had 166 riders registered for the New Bern event, and those riders had raised more than $61,500. It will likely be the biggest team taking part in the event in 2015, as it has been for the last several years.
BIKE MS: Historic New Bern Ride 2015 DATE: Sept. 12-13 LOCATION: Union Point Park, New Bern HOW TO HELP: Donations are accepted up to 30 days after event. See teamcbc.com or nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/ NCT
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In 2000, Greg Shuck, co-founder of the Holly Springs brewery, had no inkling of what was to come when his buddy Cyril Sagan suggested he sponsor a cycling team to raise money for MS. The cause was personal for the men. Shuck’s girlfriend, Maura, who he later married, and Sagan’s girlfriend’s mother both had the often-disabling disease. Multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system, affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and over 2.1 million worldwide, according to the National MS Society. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. That first year TeamCBC had about a dozen people, all wearing the brewery logo. The team remained a loose collection of friends and family until 2007, when Oderkirk signed up to ride. The solidly built Oderkirk, with his ponytail and Birkenstocks, brings to mind Jerry Garcia rather than Lance Armstrong. But behind the laid-back exterior, he is fiercely dedicated to cycling and TeamCBC. At one time, Oderkirk was working more than 40 hours a week on team business, although he now spends about 25 hours a week on the team, in addition to a full-time IT job. “The success of the team is all due to Bob Oderkirk,” Shuck said. “His energy and his organization skills have grown it to the monstrosity that it is.” TeamCBC was mostly getting together in the summer, but Oderkirk wanted to ride more than a few times a year. He invited other cyclists to ride with him, and eventually started setting up group rides. By 2009, the team was meeting weekly for Sunday Brewery Rides. After many group rides, riders come in, pack their stuff and disappear, says Oderkirk. He wanted something a little more neighborly. “We stagger rides so everyone comes in at the same time,” said Oderkirk. “We hang out and drink beer. The rides are designed so continued on page 88 86
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When the team started, Greg Shuck hadn’t ridden in years. “I didn’t even own a bike at the time,” he says. Today he rides a custom bike given to him by the team, an appreciation gift for years of support from Shuck and the Carolina Brewing Company.
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Team president C.J. Rice, left, sells merchandise after a Sunday Brewery Ride. She and other volunteers sell gear, pick up injured riders on the course, or sell food after the rides. So even nonriders can be part of the team.
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everyone has a choice. Get back, have a brew, eat some food and make some friends.” Rice says that is one reason the team has been so successful. “There’s such good camaraderie,” she said. “When everybody hangs out there are
try to instill those skills. If riders aren’t confident, they aren’t stable. We build confidence, then we build skills.” In 2013, TeamCBC became a 501(c)3 in order to raise money for other charities. Although the group is still focused on raising money for MS, it has also partnered
“When everybody hangs out there are so many community connections through the people on the team. It’s just a big group of friends and family.”
so many community connections through the people on the team. It’s just a big group of friends and family.” Down the Road
Oderkirk is passionate about growing the sport and educating riders to be safe. “We train how to do pace lines; we teach how to ride together,” he said. “Anybody can come out and ride with us. We make sure everybody has fun, but also we 88
with the Food Bank of Eastern North Carolina and the American Diabetes Association. “We want to be more socially accountable to our community,” Rice said. Shuck would also like to see the team move beyond cycling and the involvement of its founders. “The goal is to build something up, so even if you step away, it keeps going,” he said. He is amazed and overwhelmed by
how far the team has come. “We don’t have matching funds; I can’t write a check for $10,000,” he said. “It’s a bunch of ordinary people coming together over bicycling and beer.” But it has really meant a lot to his wife, Maura, Shuck says, to see the money the group has raised over the years. The couple is thankful that Maura’s MS has been in remission for the last 10 years, but they have seen people who used to ride in the New Bern event who now are unable to walk. “The feeling I get just to be part of this is pretty awesome,” Rice said. “It’s hard work and it does take up a lot of your time. The accomplishments as a team are so exciting. I get a little tingly when the MS Society puts out news of a new treatment or drug. We don’t do it for the accolades; we just want to do it.” Even Oderkirk says he had no idea how successful the team could be. “I had no idea how big this would become. I just wanted to ride, have fun, and raise a few dollars.” t
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‘Fore’ the Community: SAS Championship WRITTEN BY NANCY PARDUE PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OCTAGON EVENTS/SAS CHAMPIONSHIP
“Cary is showcased throughout the week in live Golf Channel coverage, plus the secret of Cary is being told to 206 countries worldwide through the international telecast.” — Jeff Kleiber
IF YOU THINK this is just about golf, Cary is being told to 206 countries worldwide think again. through the international telecast. The SAS Championship, an official event on “Finally,” Kleiber said, “SAS does this to supthe PGA Tour’s Champions Tour featuring the port local educational organizations. Over the 15 world’s top golfers over the age of 50, is also an years of the SAS Championship, nearly $4 million ongoing gift to the Cary community, and to the in tournament proceeds have been distributed to children who represent its area youth educational orgaSAS Championship Week future. nizations and programs.” Golf plus family fun “The best way to look October 5-11 Prestonwood Country Club, Cary Anniversary Year at the impact of the SAS Proceeds benefit YMCA of the This year marks the Championship is to think of Triangle’s Y Learning Program th 15 anniversary of the SAS the three reasons SAS supports this event,” said Jeff Kleiber, tournament di- Championship, which began in 2001 in the charector since 2003. “First, they do it to grow their otic days post-9/11, when organizers weren’t sure business by creating opportunities to spend time they could even get the golfers to Cary. The event has also weathered weather, with customers and prospects. “Second, they do it to give back to the com- Kleiber recalls. “My first year with the event, as a Midmunity. Cary is showcased throughout the week in live Golf Channel coverage, plus the secret of continued on page 94 CARY MAGAZINE 93
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westerner, I did not have a lot of experience with hurricanes,” he said. “Paul Campion, our director of corporate partnerships and a Cary native, came into my office every day and drew the latest projected path of Hurricane (Isabel). It became obvious that it was headed our way. “In meeting after meeting that week we discussed what to do operationally. The hurricane finally made landfall on the second day of our official Pro-Am. We made the decision early that we would not play. A favorite picture of mine is of me explaining to Arnold Palmer that he couldn’t hit balls on the driving range that day. “We had all of the Pro-Am guests who were staying at Embassy Suites come to the ballroom for lunch, and all of the pros staying there told stories. Lee Trevino and Gary Player had everyone in the room rolling on the floor in laughter. “The hurricane finally made its way to Cary around 2 p.m., with lots of wind and rain. A number of trees fell, but there was no significant damage. One was a large pine that fell across the putting green, but it was gone by sunrise and by noon we were playing the first round. You wouldn’t have known anything happened because of the hard work of our tournament volunteers and the Prestonwood grounds crew.” Heading into this year’s SAS Championship, which requires more than 700 volunteers to produce, the tournament and related events have generated nearly $140 million in local economic activity.
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Your Garden Questions, Answered I tried growing kniphofia for the first time this year, and although they did bloom and were very pretty, they were warped and curved, unlike what I have seen in catalogs. I fed them a few times with a high-nitrogen fertilizer for maximum growth, but now I am wondering if that was the right thing to do. Help! Debbie Turner, Cary Kniphofia, more commonly known as red hot poker, doesn’t really need a big boost of nitrogen because, while this nutrient will help the plant grow longer, longer, it won’t make the supporting bloom stems any stronger, stronger. This probably created the flop effect on your plants, but I also have to mention sunlight. Red hot pokers should be placed in an area that basks in sun for most of the day — anything less can also cause the flower cones to droop and dip. I was reading the article you wrote in May’s Cary Magazine on the Gloriosa plant. Where can I buy one? Mary Bentley, Cary For the last few years, I have been picking mine up at local big box home improvement stores. Every spring, they usually have Gloriosa lilies in their bulb bins, but these beauties tend to sell out fast. A good Plan B is to check online at Amazon or eBay. Search under “Gloriosa superba,” and for faster results, be sure to order bulbs, not seeds. I am new to the Research Triangle area, and coming from Salt Lake City, certainly new to gardening in this region. I really do like native plants, as I find them to generally be steady performers in a tended garden. Do you have any advice as to how I can get started with North Carolina native plants? Shelly Davis, Apex
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EAT, DRINK, DANCE and celebrate all things attended overseas. Last year’s inaugural Oktoberfest atGerman at Triangle Oktoberfest, Oct. 3-4, at Cary’s tracted hundreds of visitors, many with ties to the nearly Koka Booth Amphitheatre. 75 German businesses in the Triangle. The event, designed to celThis year’s event will kick off “This is more of a ebrate community and cultural diat noon Saturday with the certraditional festival versity, will be hosted by the Apex emonial tapping of the first keg. Sunrise and Cary MacGregor RoBrew fans will be able to sample at that will have tary clubs. Proceeds from the twoleast 50 different beers, including something for day festival will benefit Alzheimer’s German imports and microbrews everyone, especially North Carolina and the two clubs’ from around the state. ongoing charitable efforts. But Bossé wants to asfamilies and children.” “I’ve been going to Germany sure visitors that Oktoberfest — Jeff Peterson off and on for many years,” said is not just a beer festival. CosRandy Bossé, event organizer and official Burgermeis- tumed dancers will encourage audience participation. ter. A longtime member of the Apex Sunrise Rotary, he Contests such as the Stein Hoist will reward feats of suggested that the club stage a fall festival like those he continued on page 106 CARY MAGAZINE 105
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strength. Traditional sausage and sauerkraut, authentic Bavarian pretzels and German pastries will tempt the hungry. Another big draw is the running of the wiener dogs. Added to last year’s lineup only about three weeks before the festival, Bossé says the race was a surprising hit. “All of a sudden it just took off. We had 30 to 35 entries — people coming from all over. We had almost 500 people come and watch that event,” he said. This year, dachshund races will be held Saturday and Sunday. Jeff Peterson, president of the Cary McGregor Rotary Club, also touts the event’s family focus. “This will be much different from the adult-focused events that have been at Koka Booth over the past few years,” he said. “This
is more of a traditional festival that will have something for everyone, especially families and children. “Oktoberfest is a great event for our Rotary club, as it builds community awareness of just how involved we are in the charities and local causes we support,” Peterson added. Organizers are hoping for several thousand revelers to celebrate the harvest season and raise money for charity. “We’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with Rotary, addressing Alzheimer’s disease locally and globally,” said Alice W. Watkins, executive director of Alzheimer’s North Carolina. The group’s programs support the 170,000-plus North Carolina families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. triangleoktoberfest.org
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BEFORE THE BREW Oktoberfest begins after the 23rd annual AlzNC Triangle Walk, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, at Booth Amphitheatre. The walk is free and open to the public. FEATURED ACTIVITIES • Kinder Platz Kids Zone • Weiner dog races • German food • Little German Band and Dancers • German costume contest • Pretzel toss • Display of German cars • Hammerschlagen (nail-driving relay race) • Football viewing tent • Biergarten • Beer-judging competition • Beer Stein Hoist competition
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The eighth annual
PANTHER CREEK Invitational marching band competition will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 4 to 10 p.m., at Panther Creek High School, 6770 McCrimmon Parkway, Cary. The largest annual fundraiser for the Panther Creek band program, the competition will bring more than 1,200 students from 12 high schools statewide
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is set for Sunday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m., at WakeMed Soccer Park
in Cary. New this year, participants may register their dogs to share the course. Hosted by more than 40 area Rotary Clubs, the run benefits Rotary’s efforts toward worldwide water and sanitation projects. A signature of the event is a 1-mile water carry competition. rotarydistrict7710rotaryglobalrun4water.com
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The Carolina Artisan Craft Market, formerly known as the Fine Designer Crafts Show, will take place Nov. 6-8 at the Raleigh Convention Center, featuring nearly 200 fine craft artists from across the Southeast selected by a rigorous jury process, along with artist demonstrations, live music and art exhibition. Tickets start at $7; carolinadesignercraftsmen.com
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Cary artist Phil Hathcock fits together his sculpture “Windstone.”
“Giraffe,” a sculpture by artist Jonathan Bowling, looks down on admirers.
A section of Michigan sculptor Ray Katz' sculpture is lifted by crane off a truck bed in front of the Cary Town Hall campus.
CARY VISUAL ART launched its eighth annual
on display along Academy Street through June 17, 2016. The ex-
Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition on July 17 when 10 sculptures by na-
hibiting artists are Jonathan Bowling; Robert Coon; Phil Hathcock;
tionally recognized artists were installed in Downtown Cary, using
Hanna Jubran; Ray Katz; Jeff Kiefer; Gary Mitchell; Shawn Morin;
cranes, ladders and good old fashioned manpower. The art will be
Ken Thompson; and Nathan Willson. caryvisualart.org
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