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19 Petal Power: Spring fashion is in full bloom 30 The Company Women

Three local entrepreneurs find niche markets and successful businesses

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Experienced professionals guide fledgling entrepreneurs

49 Local Entrepreneur Donates Thousands in Daughter’s Memory

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WHILE OUR DOG, Nixie, may look like a big ball of lovable fluff, she is in reality our fearless protector. One particularly hot and wet July several years ago, we came back from our family vacation to a backyard of foot-tall weeds invading the variegated periwinkle that serves as ground cover. Conveniently, I had other obligations, so my husband and teenaged daughter tackled the hot work of removing the weedy interlopers from the naturalized bed that stretches across our property. Nixie was patrolling the yard, chasing squirrels and enjoying time with her people. My daughter had popped inside to get a drink, leaving my husband to continue working. Hearing the dog yelp loudly, he quickly crossed the few yards separating them. He found her rolling around in the high grass and vines — a rank, fishy smell hit his nose. Knowing how much she enjoyed malodorous substances, he called the dog. She tried getting up to come, but her back left leg buckled under her. Now worried, my husband picked up Nixie and carried her gently inside for a better look. It was clear something was very wrong with her leg. The vet discovered two small snakebites – likely from a juvenile copperhead. She was lucky to survive, and we were lucky she found the snake. It gives me chills thinking, “What if?” What if my daughter had gotten to that spot of weeds before the dog had? What if the snake had still been there when my husband picked Nixie up? She still has two sizable scars on her back leg, where the fur will never grow back. And I am still grateful that we have such a good dog. Thank you for reading,

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Locally Made Market brings together more than 35 local artisans under one roof — just in time for Mother’s Day shopping. Come early, or stay late for special prize giveaways at the start and end of the event! Sunday, May 5, noon–4 p.m., The Mayton Inn, 301 S. Academy St., Cary. locallymademarket.com

Get up, get out on Star Wars Day — May the Fourth be with you! • Fest in the West, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., USA Baseball Training Complex, Cary. festinthewest.com • The 2019 Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., The Frontier in Research Triangle Park, komennctc.org • The 39th Annual Apex Peakfest has all the ingredients for a fun day — arts, crafts, music and festival food. Peak fest also raises money for community grants — so feel good about that funnel cake! 9 a.m.–5 p.m., downtown Apex. apexpeakfest.com • The 10th annual Herbfest features plants, herbs, perennials, craft booths, kids’ activities, a bake sale and a butterfly release. 9 a.m. –3 p.m., Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. townofcary.org, search Herbfest.

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For the sixth year, Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre welcomes local and regional jazz artists. Shows in the Josh Cellars Jazz Series will take place Wednesday evenings in May from 5:45–8:30 p.m. Upcoming performances are Jazziando, May 1; Mint Julep, May 8; Kate McGarry, May 15; Steve Hobbs, May 22; and Peter Lamb and the Wolves, May 29. $5 per show or $20 for the series. boothamphitheatre.com

4 Comedian Tracy Morgan, best-known for his work on “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live,” will be headlining at the Raleigh Improv on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11. Expect the unpredictable performer and actor to talk about second chances and his TBS comedy, “The Last O.G.” 7:30 and 9:45 p.m., Friday, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Saturday. $35. 1224 Parkside Main St., Cary. improv.com/raleigh

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Motor heads and car aficionados of all ages can look their fill at Wheels on Academy, Cary’s annual parade of classic cars and modern hot rods. The wee ones can Touch-A-Truck and see heavy machinery up close. Admission is free, but bring cash for food and beverages. Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Downtown Park, townofcary.org, search Wheels on Academy. CARY MAGAZINE 17


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“Every gal needs a pair of PAPER BAG WAIST PANTS in her life — the cinched waist is super flattering. Paired with a ribbed off the shoulder top, this look is ready for brunch or your next weekend soirée!” — Vanessa Boyd, owner, Swoon Boutique

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PETAL Power

“FLORALS, FOR SPRING? GROUNDBREAKING.”

Miranda Priestly from “The Devil Wears Prada” may have been skeptical of florals resurging each spring, but we sure aren’t. Bring on the blooms, the brights, and by all means ladies, go get yourself a jumpsuit.

Off the shoulder ribbed top, $25 Paper bag waist pants, $49 Round sunglasses, $12 From Swoon

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“SHORT SUITS can be a fun addition to your wardrobe. Not only can you wear them together, but you can also create many different outfits with the pieces separately.” — Taina Roman, inventory manager & buyer, Swagger Boutique

Striped blazer, $56 Striped short, $34 Tank, $30 Pendant necklace, $28 Fan fringe earrings, $24 From Swagger Boutique

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“ANIMAL PRINTS are back for the spring, and we are completely in love! From jumpsuits to shoes, this season you can easily find an animal print that is right for you.” — Taina Roman, inventory manager & buyer, Swagger Boutique

Printed jumpsuit, $44 Envelope clutch, $40 Earrings, $22 Necklace, $22 From Swagger Boutique

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“Almost all of our fashions are easy care, which is GREAT FOR SUMMER TRAVEL. You can throw it in a suitcase, pull it out and wear it.” — Carol Edwards, owner, Something You

“CROPPED STYLES are everywhere. Pants should hit mid-calf or just above the ankle.” — Carol Edwards, owner, Something You

On Maddie, left: Zenzii earrings, $22.95 Zenzii pendant tassel necklace, $36.95 Clara SunWoo jumpsuit $137.50 Sympli Clip shrug, $140 Charleston Shoe Co. wedges, $135 On Angela: Sheila Fajl brushed silver hoops, $63.95 Sympli classic T, $105 Sympli shift smock $145 Sympli dotted floral pants, $170 Charleston Shoe Co. slip ons, $135 From Something You 22 MAY 2019


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“The VERTICAL STRIPES on this ruffle bottom dress elongate your figure, and the neutral colors make it easy to pair with bold accessories. We love how the denim jacket creates an eye-catching contrast against the neutral tones of the dress.” — Cady Howe, manager/buyer, Pink Magnolia Boutique

Evident denim jacket, $59 I Joah striped dress, $6 Caroline Hill fan earrings, $32 from Pink Magnolia

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“The perfect TRANSITION PIECE. Pair with a tee underneath on chillier days.” — Savannah Brown, Triangle assistant manager, Vestique

Grey bodysuit, $32 Rust jumpsuit, $54 Hat, $22 Earrings, $18 From Vestique

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Lace bralette, $34 Key to my Heart waffle sweater, $49 Hammered pendant necklace, $32 from Pink Magnolia Articles of Society flare jeans, $69.50 From Swagger Boutique

The WAFFLE KNIT TREND is everywhere this year, but you’ve never seen it like this — slightly cropped with balloon sleeves and a keyhole opening in the back — perfect for showing off a strappy lace bralette! Throw it over a pair of denim shorts or a skirt for spring’s cool nights.” — Cady Howe, manager/buyer, Pink Magnolia Boutique

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Key West dress, $46 Medallion necklace, $22 From Vestique

“NEON is having a major moment this season and pairs perfectly with a tan. The envelope skirt is super flattering. Dress down this look with a jacket.” — Savannah Brown, Triangle assistant manager, Vestique

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“This FLORAL JUMPSUIT is super comfortable, and the fit is great. Ladies think they can’t wear it, then they put it on, and I hear, ‘OMG, I can’t believe this works for me!’” – Dawn Hill, owner, Bella Mei Boutique

Spring’s mantra: “JUMPSUITS, JUMPSUITS, JUMPSUITS.” — Carol Edwards, owner, Something You On Angela, left: Black halter jumpsuit, $48, from Bella Mei Tassel earrings, $21, from Swoon On Maddie: Floral off-the-shoulder jumpsuit, $48 Tassel earrings, $12 Adventures in Bloom hand-stamped necklace, $21.99 From Bella Mei Slides, $28 (on floor) From Vestique

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Special thanks to the Leslie-Alford-Mims House and Themeworks for the beautiful venue and props. Leslie-Alford-Mims House 100 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs (919) 728-0808 mimshousenc.com Themeworks 1125 Capital Blvd., Raleigh (919) 833-7900 themeworkscreative.com Special thanks to Reina Lawrence of Artisan Hair Cary for hair styling. Artisan Hair 5039 Arco St., Cary (919) 694-5755 artisanhaircary.com Models Maddie Wright and Angela Centeno are with Directions Model & Artist Management in Greensboro. 3922 West Market St., Greensboro (336) 292-2800 directionsusa.com

“Talk about this season’s top trends all wrapped into one dress: RUFFLES, KNOTS, FLUTTER SLEEVES AND DRAPED FABRICS! Feminine looks and details are back, and we couldn’t be happier about it! — Vanessa Boyd, owner, Swoon Boutique

Shop the Trends Bella Mei Boutique 514 Broad St., Fuquay-Varina (919) 892-3222 bellameiboutique.com Bless Your Heart Boutique 636-A Holly Springs Road, Holly Springs (919) 586-7943 blessyourheartnc.com Something You Boutique 511 Broad St., Fuquay-Varina (919) 557-9984 somethingyou.com Swoon Boutique 2112 Werrington Drive, Holly Springs (919) 586-7003 heartswoon.com Pink Magnolia Boutique Park West Village 3021 Village Market Place, Morrisville (919) 561-1769 Parkside Town Commons 1205 Parkside Main St., Cary (919) 518-5532 lovepinkmagnolia.com Swagger Boutique 2425 Kildaire Farm Road, Suite 503, Cary (919) 858-5884 shopswaggernow.com Vestique Park West Village 2004 Market Center Drive, Morrisville (919) 377-2917 vestique.com

Knot-front dress, $48, from Swoon Kendra Scott earrings, $55 From Bless Your Heart Metallic platform shoes, $48 From Pink Magnolia CARY MAGAZINE 29


The Company Three local entrepreneurs find niche markets and successful businesses

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“I found security cameras work. Why not wear a security camera?” — Lisa Geyer, Guardian Band

SEEING A NEED and filling it. That’s the key to any successful business. But for three local female entrepreneurs it also took a leap of faith, long hours and the right team. Stacy Shannon wanted to give parents a safe transportation option for their kids. B.A. Eagles knew homeowners would appreciate a contractor who understood their concerns. Lisa Geyer thought women — and men — should have a way to get help when they felt threatened. Geyer’s start-up is just launching its product. Shannon is expanding, and Eagles is an award-winner. Here are their stories. Guardian Band

Lisa Geyer has high expectations for her company: to prevent assaults. Guardian Band makes the G|B Defender, a smart watch that with the push of a button sends an SOS, live audio and video, and GPS coordinates to the wearer’s programmed contacts — or guardian network. It also does the usual smart watch things: monitors heart rate, counts steps and makes calls. Geyer, the founder and CEO, says seeing a news report on the dangers of ridesharing triggered an anger that had been within her ever since a friend’s sister-in-law had been assaulted by an Uber driver. She started doing research on what was available to protect people and found clip-on gadgets with GPS and alarms. OK, but in30 MAY 2019

sufficient. She wanted to prevent crime, and what does that? “I found security cameras work,” she said. “Why not wear a security camera?” Geyer was living in Cary at the time — her family recently moved to Chapel Hill — and began working with engineers. She wanted something wearable but not dependent on a cellphone (assailants toss those). A necklace was ruled out because the battery required to stream the video was too large. After approaching several local companies only to be told, “Give us five years and almost a million dollars, and we’ll see what we can do,” she turned to China. Now, two years later, the first 3,000 watches will ship this spring. They’ll sell for $175 on gbdefender.com and Amazon. She’s working on a deal with T-Mobile to have them in its stores later this year. Mina Lloyd, the company’s chief operating officer and “average consumer,” tests the watches and communicates problems to engineers in China with the aid of an intern, Jixiong He, a PhD student at N.C. State University. Lloyd points out that the watch can be used by college students, real estate agents, nursing home residents, kids bullied in school, hotel housekeepers — anyone at risk. “We want to make the world a better place, and I know that sounds cheesy, but that’s what drives us,” Geyer said. continued on page 32


Lisa Geyer wants her smart safety watch, the G|B Defender, to help people live their lives without fear. The watch has an SOS button and a video camera that wearers can activate if they feel threatened. “Although wearing the G|B Defender will not take away all of your fears, it is a step forward in making you feel empowered,� she says on the website. CARY MAGAZINE 31


“I got my start posting on Nextdoor. I started driving kids that needed to go to summer school.” — Stacy Shannon, founder, GoKart Kids continued from page 30

GoKart Kids

Necessity was the mother of Stacy Shannon’s latest venture. The mom of three had run a dog-sitting business in New York City and a catering company in Las Vegas, but when she moved to Cary and took a 9-to-5 job, she ran into a problem common to many parents: getting her kids where they needed to be. Shannon wanted a service like Uber but with drivers who were parents or had child care experience. When she couldn’t find one, she created GoKart Kids for ages 6 to 17. She started her research in January 2016. By May, she had the required licenses and insurance and quit her job. Her first drive was in June. “I got my start posting on Nextdoor,” she said. “I started driving kids that needed to go to summer school.” Some parents were wary — she heard “There’s no way I’m letting a stranger drive my child” a lot. But those who did use her service became repeat customers, and word spread. She soon attracted a business partner, Carly Hemminger of Chapel Hill, who 32 MAY 2019

Stacy Shannon, left, and Carly Hemminger have grown GoKart Kids from an idea into a network of vetted drivers ferrying children aged 6 to 17 around the Triangle. The company recently celebrated its three-year anniversary and has plans to expand out of state.

brought marketing and tech experience. Working with Hyperspace Ventures, they built an app for iOS and Android. A parent who books through the app can leave messages for the driver, receive confirmation of pickup and drop-off, and track the ride. GoKart Kids now has about 80 drivers throughout the Triangle. Each goes through an extensive multi-jurisdictional and DMV background check. Their cars are inspected, too. How safe is it? Wake County recently

chose GoKart Kids to transport children in its foster care program. Shannon and Hemminger say they’d also like to partner with employers to provide the service as a perk. And, as GoKart Kids gets ready to celebrate its third anniversary, there are plans for an East Coast expansion. “We get emails from all over the country asking when we’re going to be in their market,” Shannon said.


Total Construction Solutions

Barbara Anne (B.A.) Eagles, the owner of Total Construction Solutions (TCS) in Apex — says her pencil is the handiest tool she owns. Which is good, since she also says her crew won’t let her near their tools. They handle the construction. Eagles handles the rest. She’s the one who works with the homeowners, the one who ensures the work gets done right and on time. She knows what

materials cost and who the best suppliers and subcontractors are. She’s the one who fields homeowners’ calls from early morning until night, because she understands that when you’ve taken over someone’s kitchen and filled their home with dust, you have to be “Johnny on the spot.” As a woman in a male-dominated industry, getting to this point wasn’t easy. continued on page 35 CARY MAGAZINE 33


B.A. Eagles launched Total Construction Solutions to handle home remodels, projects that larger construction companies were reluctant to take. Now her award-winning company offers a range of construction services — from custom homes to decks and home repairs.

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“I had to look deep within myself, and it was either sink or swim, and I swam.” — B.A. Eagles, owner, Total Construction Solutions continued from page 33

The Meredith College grad was in her 20s and working for Apex’s Construction Management Department when a homebuilder offered her a job. Eagles admits she didn’t know what she was doing. “One day he said, ‘I’m going to put you in the field,’ and I was so green, I thought I was going to go pick cotton,” she said. “I had to look deep within myself, and it was either sink or swim, and I swam.” By 2004, she was working with custom homebuilder Tripp Loyd, who encouraged her to start TCS. Most new homebuilders don’t want the hassle of a remodel, Eagles explains. TCS was a side project at first, but by 2013, her reputation was established and business was steady, so she dove full-in. Now, much of her work comes from referrals and repeat customers. It helps, too, that TCS repeatedly walks away with awards from the Wake County HBA’s Remodelers Council, including three awards for best kitchen and two for best whole house remodel. Eagles credits her five employees, four of whom have been with her “from the get-go.” “They’re very, very good,” she said. “I’m only successful because they are.” t

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Don’t Call it Professional women turn to female-focused groups to build relationships

Members of Women’s Power Networking gather for breakfast and conversation at Vibe Cary Coworking, which recently opened in Cary Towne Center.

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Groups for women WOMEN HATE NETWORKING. Yes, everyone hates networking, but many professional women are turning their backs on the stilted speed-dating handshakes, smiles and business card exchanges. These women want relationships with other professional women. “I gave up going to any sort of mixed-gender networking things years ago,” said Gretta Nance, with Davis & Pyle Plastic Surgery and Skin Raleigh. “I have more in common with the struggles that other women in business face. How do you juggle it all? What are your working hours, and how does that fit into child care? That never seems to be a topic that men talk about.”

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• GoalFriends, goalfriends.com • Women’s Power Networking, womenspowernetworking.com • Business and Professional Women of the Triangle, bpwraleigh.org More groups can be found on meetup.com.


Marilyn Shannon, of Women’s Power Networking, says having fun together helps build relationships. The group recently held a breakfast networking event — complete with waffles and all the fixings. “If I can make a party like this, and 40 people show up or 20 people show up, and I can touch those 20 people in one spot? That’s magic,” she says.

Her sentiments are echoed by Erica DeLong, co-host of “Bob and the Showgram” on G105. “It’s good to be surrounded by females who understand the struggles of being in a male-dominated industry,” she said. “I don’t think anything holds me back, but I feel as if I can be 100 percent myself around females.” In the Triangle, there are many professional groups catering to women, each with a slightly different focus and personality. While we can’t list them all, these three organizations offer a snapshot of the many ways that women can connect and support each other. continued on page 40

For one of her GoalFriends projects Erica DeLong, right, gave out care bags to roughly 100 housing-insecure people at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church last winter. Helping DeLong were Max Jury, Jamie Thornton, Nicole Faby, Jamie Deaver, Melissa Decker and their children. CARY MAGAZINE 39


GoalFriends leadership and members traveled to Marrakesh, Morocco, in January to volunteer with Project Soar, which aims to educate girls in the developing world and help them stay in school. Jeanie Chang and other members of GoalFriends created vision boards with the girls and helped them learn about different careers.

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The women in GoalFriends are pretty diverse. Age or race won’t define you, because it’s all about community and having dreams.” — Jeanie Chang GoalFriends 40 MAY 2019

Both Nance and DeLong belong to GoalFriends. Launched in 2010, the peer-led, personal development program guides women as they achieve their personal and professional goals. Founder Darlene Whitehurst, then in her late 50s and frustrated with traditional networking, realized that she and women like her preferred to connect deeply with like-minded, success-oriented peers. “She really felt like she needed to come up with something where there was a community that women can turn to, that would support them,” said Jeanie Chang, chief operating officer for the Raleigh-based organization. Groups of six to 12 women gather once a month to work through goal-setting activities during strictly formatted meetings. Discussion is guided by a GoalFriends workbook, with a year’s worth of exercises. Everyone gets a chance to speak, and participation is required.


The meetings begin with a celebration of members’ achievements. It is sometimes difficult for women to brag about themselves, Chang says, but the meeting format helps women develop the confidence to do just that. “We’re not wired to think that way. Even if we have tons of accomplishments that we’re proud of, to actually share them in a group, to be held accountable for them, to be celebrated for them – that’s just not in our nature,” she said. Groups are small, so members get to know each other quite well. “You’re working through it with people you don’t know, so you can be vulnerable. You can hold each other accountable,” said Nance, who has accomplished several personal goals since joining the group 16 months ago. “I took my kids to Disney last year, alone,” she said. “I said, ‘Before I get remarried, I want to take the boys on this trip.’ Then I started looking for the money. Once I set that as a goal, it became a lot more clear how to accomplish it.” GoalFriends has roughly 1,000 members participating in more than 100 groups around the world, as far as Taiwan and Romania. Most of these are in the Triangle, where there are about 35 groups. “The women in GoalFriends are pretty diverse,” said Chang. “Age or race won’t define you, because it’s all about community and having dreams.”

Building a relationship is like the root, and from that comes the branches. If you make a relationship with someone, they’re going to remember you. Our mission has always been, build a relationship and the money will follow.” — Marilyn Shannon Women’s Power Networking

Women’s Power Networking

Marilyn Shannon helped launch Women’s Power Networking 12 years ago, when there were few femalecentered professional groups. There are now seven chapters in the Triangle, others in Missouri and Pennsylvania, and two virtual chapters. “Women have always networked differently. It was always about the relationship; that has not changed. If anything has changed, men want to learn how to do that, too,” she said. Shannon says the style of networking where you merely exchange business cards doesn’t result in meaningful — or profitable — professional contacts. “Building a relationship is like the root, and from that comes the branches. If you make a relationship with someone, they’re going to remember you,” she said. “Our mission has always been, build a relationship, and the money will follow.” continued on page 43

At Vibe Cary, a new coworking space located in Cary Towne Center, the décor is meant to welcome female professionals. “We wanted to create a space that was more attractive for women to work. Something more comfy and welcoming,” says co-founder Nanette Mattox.

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Linda Cozzolino with Affinity Marketing, right, talks with Becky Daly of Midi’s Senior Transport at a Women’s Power Networking event at Vibe Cary Coworking.

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Shannon says it’s vital to nurture members with leadership opportunities, educational events and lots of parties so members can get to know one another. In addition to weekly networking meetings, called Coffee & Contacts, chapters host periodic Lunch and Learn events, where members are encouraged to present and speak on topics of interest. The group organizes webinars on email marketing, social media and other business topics. At Power Lunches, area WPN members are invited to hear nationally-recognized speakers. “People don’t know what they don’t know,” said Shannon, who is also a business/life coach. “I’m also in business, so what I want to know for myself, I’m figuring somebody else wants, too.” Business and Professional Women

In 1919, a small group of business women met in Charlotte and launched the NC Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs. That group eventually became Business and Professional Women of North Carolina, which has 13 chapters including the Triangle group. “They found that there was a lot of value in having women come together,” said Donna Daniels, the current co-president of BPW-Triangle. “They were focusing on, not only networking with other business and professional women, but advocacy issues associated with pay equity and helping further women in their careers.” Advocacy is still an important facet of the group, which continues to work for pay equity, access to health care and affordable dependent care. BPW is also active against domestic violence and sexual harassment. During a re-boot of the organization two years ago, members also renewed their commitment to funding scholarships for women who are furthering their education. BPW gives two scholarships annually, but members would like to do more. On Saturday, May 11, the group will host a Mother’s Day Market at the Mayton Inn in downtown Cary from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A variety of women-owned businesses will sell art, jewelry, fashion and food. Proceeds from the event, which was organized by Daniels’ co-president Allison Cohan, will help bolster the scholarship fund. The combination of networking, philanthropy and advocacy was a powerful draw for Daniels, who works at SAS. “This group pulled me in and really helped me meet some wonderful women — amazing, talented women that I would never have had the opportunity to meet,” she said. “It’s helped me grow my leadership skills, helped me further my education. It’s really opened doors for me. I wouldn’t have had those opportunities if I hadn’t joined BPW.” t

They found that there was a lot of value in having women come together. They were focusing on, not only networking with other business and professional women, but advocacy issues associated with pay equity and helping further women in their careers.”

— Donna Daniels BPW-Triangle

BPW-Triangle will host a Mother’s Day Market, 10:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Mayton Inn in downtown Cary. A variety of women-owned businesses will sell art, jewelry, fashion and food. Proceeds from the event, which was organized by Allison Cohan, right, the group’s co-president, will fund scholarships.

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Linda Kim recently launched Evergreen Adult Day Services in Cary. Her father-in-law, who had Alzheimer’s disease, spent three years going to a similar service in Pennsylvania. “It provided him with cognitive and social interaction with other men,” she says.

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WHEN APEX RESIDENT Linda Kim was looking to transition from bedside nursing to community-based nursing, she couldn’t find a job. Kim, who has a bachelor’s in nursing from Duke University, was surprised. “I never thought I wouldn’t be able to find a job,” said the 49-year-old Kim. “There’s a nursing shortage everywhere.” So she created her own by starting Evergreen Adult Day Services in Cary. The business provides a safe, group setting for seniors and adults who need help managing daily activities independently because of disabilities or other medical issues. Kim received valuable guidance at Wake Technical Community College’s Small Business Center in Cary. To help area residents start or grow their business, the center offers free services including workshops, seminars, webinars and confidential one-on-one counseling. Early on, Kim recognized that her expertise was from her medical background. “We helped balance her out by giving her business resources and building her business acumen,” said Cherith Roberson, director of the SBC. 44 MAY 2019

In 2014, Kim started attending seminars like “How to Start a Business,” “Develop a Business Plan that Works for You,” “Pricing Your Products and Services,” “Setting up your Small Business Accounting System.” All the introductory seminars are taught by professionals and experts in their fields. “Some of these courses were over my head at the time,” Kim said. “Without practical experience, I had no idea what would be relevant. So, you may need to revisit the same information multiple times to really absorb it.” Partnering with the SBC through one-on-one counseling sessions, Kim filled out a loan application and fleshed out her business plan. By fall 2015, she had identified a location for her day care, created a pricing strategy, done her market analysis, and strategized ways to bring clients in the door. Kim opened her business in May 2017. “God shut all the doors except the one he wanted me to open, and that was this business,” she said. In addition to her own employment, Kim hired two full-time certified nursing assistants and three part-time staff.


Over the past three years, the SBC has assisted in the creation of 500 jobs, 152 businesses, and has had 7,483 attendees at its seminars and workshops. As a new business owner, Kim continued to face challenges, so she joined the 2018 inaugural class of LaunchApex. The entrepreneur training program is part of the county-wide LaunchWakeCounty initiative that helps small businesses start and grow by providing access to business development services, loans, mentoring and networking. Wake Tech is the training partner for the LaunchWakeCounty programs. Kim worked closely with a peer group of Apex residents who were also starting or growing their business. It was through LaunchApex that she realized how important it was to market her business to consumers. “I didn’t know what I didn’t know,” Kim said. “I didn’t think little businesses needed to advertise.” Katie A. Gailes, director of Entrepreneurship Initiatives at Wake Tech, says the community-based economic development movement is being run by teams who are committed to growing healthy small businesses in their towns. This spring, there are several Launch programs going on in Wake County. “Their efforts and the enthusiastic support from their local town governments, Chambers of Commerce, and established businesses fuels the growth and sustainability of LaunchWakeCounty,” she said. Bob Stapleton, the class facilitator and co-program manager of LaunchCary, says he has 15 entrepreneurs ranging from their late 20s through 30s in his program now. Their business ideas range from selling clothes and jewelry to driving services for children and elderly. “This is primarily young people and mostly female,” he said, of his program participants. The group meets once a week for nine weeks and works with other entrepreneurs and mentors. Participants focus on preparing their business launch and their business plan.

“Some of these courses were over my head at the time. Without practical experience, I had no idea what would be relevant. So, you may need to revisit the same information multiple times to really absorb it.” — Linda Kim

Business mentor Jim Walsh helps Starr Smith with her fledgling delivery service during a LaunchCARY class held at Dorcas Ministries.

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LaunchCary is a partnership between Dorcas Ministries, area Rotary Clubs and the Wake Tech Center for Entrepreneurship. Modeled after a program in Detroit, the entrepreneur counseling program aims to help people with limited access to financial and business resources.

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Bob Stapleton leads a business class at LaunchCARY at Dorcas Ministries.

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“This gives them the leg up to assure the success of their business,” said Stapleton, a retired head of human resources for several grocery and food companies. “We help teach people know what they don’t know about communicating their message, branding and cash flow.” After a few weeks getting feedback from their peers and mentors, Stapleton says participants often shift their approach. “Sometimes they change the name of their company,” he said. “We have a personal chef who wanted to advertise African food. In Cary, N.C., what does that mean?” Participants are then paired with a mentor, who will work with them for six months. The mentors are mostly Rotarians. Starr Smith, a 28-year-old entrepreneur in the LaunchCary class, says the program has helped her refine her fashion delivery service, It’s Beauty Rush, which she expects to launch this spring. The business will sell party dresses, elaborate blouses and fancy jumpsuits — perfect for special events — and deliver them right to doors all over the Triangle. “I didn’t know how important having a business class was,” she said. “I was going to have a little bit of everything. It helped me narrow my focus to event wear.” t

“This gives them the leg up to assure the success of their business. We help teach people know what they don’t know about communicating their message, branding and cash flow.” — Bob Stapleton, LaunchCary Wake Tech Small Business Center For details on free business counseling, seminars, upcoming Launch programs, or support for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, visit waketech.edu, search “Start & Grow a Business.” For more information on the SBC, call (919) 335-1019. CARY MAGAZINE 47


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In 2017, Nikki Huebner launched Endure Beauty, which sells reusable makeup removal cloths and a variety of skincare products. She donates a portion of the company’s proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Family Room Projects, in memory of her daughter, Chyler Nicole Huebner.

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COULD IT BE ANIMAL MAGNETISM, or what about puppy love? We asked what makes your pet special, but we already knew. Big or small, canine or feline, pig or guinea pig — our critters are special because we love them. They give us good-morning kisses, take us on walks through the park and cuddle with us on the couch.

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The question was just an excuse to collect adorable photos and stories. Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Pet Parade. We also appreciate Apex photographer Lindsay Aikman, who donated a 90-minute pet portrait session and an 8-inch-by-10inch photo, won by Kris Murgas of Apex and her greyhound, Domino. So, keep reading for cuteness that will raise the woof!


Levi Levi was rescued from an unfortunate situation. His elderly owner accidentally started a fire in his home where he and Levi lived. Thankfully they both got out fine, but the elderly man could no longer live alone. Levi went to stay at a neighbor's house, but the neighbor’s dog attacked Levi, leaving him with bite wounds on his head and ear. One of the men who came to work on the fire-damaged home found out about Levi from the neighbor, and this worker contacted us knowing we had friendly dogs. We planned on keeping him temporarily; however, he has not left my side since we got him three years ago. - Kelli Hemmerlein, Willow Spring

Kobe and Charlie Our dogs are definitely the best pets! Kobe, 2, and Charlie, 6, will sit with you when you are sad, run with you when you want to exercise, help you babysit by licking the babies and take road trips with a smile! Charlie, the brown dog, is an introvert; and Kobe, the black dog, is an extrovert. They provide something for everyone! - Ron, Stacey, Melanie, Julia and Jordyn Parks, Cary

Posey My mom is in dementia care in Raleigh, and we take Posey to visit mom and the other residents regularly. Posey, 2, gets so excited when she sees a wheelchair that she wants to visit every person in one! She brings smiles wherever she goes. - Sharon Ambrose, Cary

Sumo This is my 12-year-old Alaskan malamute, Sumo. He's an amazing dog, because he is always ready with a smile when you come home. Not once has he met an animal or person that he doesn’t want to be friends with immediately. He’s helped foster dogs and friends’ dogs get used to other large pets. He's always ready to chat with you, as he's such a vocal boy. He’s been with me since he was 10 weeks old and has been my constant companion for more than a decade. - Kim Pernicka, Cary CARY MAGAZINE 53


Odin

Copper and Lily Copper and Lily are mini Australian labradoodles, and the breed is known for its therapy dog-like qualities. Copper, 1, is an AKC Canine Good Citizen and is hoping to be a therapy dog one day, as he loves people. Seven-month-old Lily is still a puppy and is full of personality. She is very attached to Copper and loves to fetch tennis balls. Copper and Lily can both be found on Instagram at @copper.and.lily - Jenny DeZubay, Cary

We adopted Odin a little over a year ago from Saving Grace. He had just been rescued from a kill shelter with a badly infected eye, which had been removed. His gentle personality is one of total connection to his humans, which is especially touching because he had clearly been mistreated in the past. I'm a pediatric eye doctor and surgeon, and I work with children who only use one eye at a time because their eyes are misaligned or their vision between the two is so different. One of the most common questions I get is: “Will my child have any depth perception?� While you lose stereovision when you use only one eye, you can still have depth perception and play sports. I show parents and kids a video of Odin jumping 6 feet to catch a ball out of mid-air, with only one eye to guide him. - Lakshmi Swamy, Cary (pictured with Odin is Porter Bayne)

Domino Domino is a retired racing greyhound who came into our lives in June. He lives in Apex and loves to gather with his other greyhound friends on Sunday mornings at the Apex Panera Bread for bagels and cream cheese. - Kris Murgas, Apex

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Nordic and Ginger

Our dog Sara is a hound mix and full of energy. She is now almost 3 years old, and she is a greeter and lover of people. She runs to the door when we come home each day with a show of energy and excitement and does the happy dance when her favorite humans visit. This means twirling around and around with rapid tail wagging! She is a joy! - Robin, Lutz and Lucas Kube, Cary

Nordic and Ginger are one-year-old border collies, and both are mascots for my business, MEWS Designs Florist. They keep me company in my home studio while I design wedding flowers. Nordic is very sweet and sometimes thinks he is a lapdog. Ginger is full of energy, so she always makes sure that I take a break from my work to take her for a walk. She is still learning to behave herself with company, but hopefully one day she can help me greet the brides and grooms who come to my home for floral consultations. - Marsha Snyder, Raleigh

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Cookie Cookie, also known as Cooks, is the sweetest cat ever. He is very shy and afraid of everyone. He is a frisky little one but also very sweet. He is a Maine coon cat and loves to give love nips. - Lilly Schultz, Raleigh

Casey is a special soul. She is an 8-year-old rescue, and she was trained to be a therapy dog from the beginning. Training was not difficult as she is naturally intuitive to the needs of others. Casey worked tirelessly to care for the sick in hospitals, the lonely in elderly facilities, the scared in foster care and the insecure death of her master. Now, she continues her journey with weekly visits to Phoenix Assisted Living in Cary and periodic visits to rehab facilities and private homes. She shares her excitement with residents who will play a game of fetch with her second love — the ball. It is a special treat to whomever encounters this attentive, loving angel. - Laura Ashford, Raleigh

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Penny Penny will be three in July. She is not only the kindest, sweetest dog I have owned but the tiniest. She weighs in at 2 and a half pounds. She fits in a little purse and comes practically everywhere with me. - Kelly Scott, Cary

Lily Our dog Lily is a 13-year-old English springer spaniel, and she is great! Lily is one of the kindest, sweetest souls that has ever existed. She is the only dog I have ever known to smile — especially when her grandma and grandpa (my mom and dad) come over! If you’re down, Lily will be the first to hug you and make you feel loved. If you’re sleeping, she’ll sleep right along with you. If you want to play, she’s down with that. If you’re walking — you get the idea. In 2011, Lily fought a battle against cancer and won! She had a mass removed from her chest and unfortunately had a long and grueling recovery. We had no idea what was going to happen. All through her fight she was always so sweet and loved having the extra snuggles. She has some human siblings who are younger than her. Lily helped raise her tiny humans, always tagging along to make sure they were safe. I tell myself she wasn’t in it for the snacks! In a nutshell, Lily is the bomb — an extra special bomb. We hope she has a few good years left on earth with us. - Holly Morin, Apex 56 MAY 2019

Smiley and Holly I love my dogs so much! They truly are a blessing. Smiley and Holly make me smile and laugh daily. Since they love so completely and live in the moment, I believe that they teach me to be a better person. - Rosemarie Blazevich, Cary


Miller At a year and a half and 85 pounds, Miller the English Labrador is the definition of a gentle giant. Growing up in Western Wake, Miller has developed an appreciation for craft breweries (Fortnight is his favorite), collecting golf balls in his back yard from unfortunate Prestonwood golfers and romping around Pupsi Inc. with his many furry friends. Miller offers his unconditional love not only to every human he meets, but each dog, too. He has an oddly easy-going temperament for a young Lab, but a deep understanding of what it means to be a best friend to his humans. Life with Miller is nothing short of an adventure. Thank you to all of the dog-friendly Western Wake places and businesses that allow Miller to tag along and continue making memories with his humans. - Bobby and Lily Rosene, Morrisville

Mr. Snuffleupagus Mr. Snuffleupagus has a zest for life that few pets or people have. At the mere sound of the words "breakfast" or "sprinkler," he dances in circles with eager anticipation. On weekends, he treks the trails of the North Carolina state parks with inexhaustible energy. He showers friends and strangers alike with unconditional love in the form of wet kisses. Mr. Snuffleupagus is great because he loves the neighborhood kids as much as he loves his own family. Although he eats the same meals and walks the same paths every day, he still enjoys them as if they were new. He inspires his owners to find the joy in all things and to treat everyone as if they were best friends. - Josh and Rachel Stanley, Cary

Rusty Rusty, my year-old Labrador retriever, makes me smile and brings joy to my heart. After a fun time playing catch with his ball, he fell asleep with his ball in his mouth. He is never without that ball, and he makes me laugh every day. - Patricia Kiphart, Clayton

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Rocky Rocky, 6, is one of the sassiest yet sweetest dogs you'll ever meet. In true Pomeranian fashion, he pretends to act tough but loves anyone who will pet him and give him a treat. He loves to be with his people and always makes sure that we are on schedule. He is a source of love and humor for our family, and we love him very much. - Dr. Molly Leavitt and Alexandra Hitson, Cary

Charlie Charlie is a 3-year-old purebred Maine coon and weighs more than 20 pounds. He is a gentle giant and is super sweet. He also doesn’t meow, but chirps and trills. - Danielle Simon, Cary

Leon Leon is our deeply-loved and adored foster failure from the Montgomery County Shelter, adopted in February 2014 through Best Friend Pet Adoption (BFPA.org). Leon is named after the wonderful animal control officer at the shelter, who thought this dog was worth saving. Leon is a handsome guy, whose sweet, loving nature endears him to all he meets. He deserves every bit of love and special attention he receives, and he makes us feel especially fortunate to have such a wonderful canine companion. - Glenn and Susie Smith, Cary

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Rose (left) and Praline (right) It’s never a dull moment with them at home, whether they are squeaking at me for some bell pepper, running around my feet as they play or snuggling on my lap while we watch TV. The two guinea pigs, both 3 years old, have such big, wonderful personalities and are always getting into some mischief, just to make sure I’m paying attention. Plus, they have the softest fur and the cutest eyes! - Rachel Sheffield, Cary


Otis (left) Wilson (right) My boys are brothers adopted after the loss of a beloved dog. My heart was broken, and I was crying every day. I needed someone to love. I fell in love immediately with Otis, but couldn’t leave his brother behind. They are 6 months old, and their daily antics keep me on my toes and bring me great joy. - Joyce D’Alessio, Cary

Neville Nevs is the sweetest Hurricane Florence rescue pup. He loves to play, snuggle with mom, eat peanut butter, and he just learned how to catch the tennis ball! - Alexa Blazevich, Cary

Hershey Meet Hershey, age 12. She's the most loyal and sweet dog ever. She's a high-energy, happy dog who loves her family and never runs away. She only barks when necessary: if someone’s at the door or she sees a deer in the front yard. She's gentle with kids and younger dogs. She behaves on walks and never barks at other dogs, even when they bark at her! We love our Hershey. - Melissa Bamonte and family, Apex

Whopper Whopper is Scooby-Doo in real life. He walks like Scooby, talks like Scooby and will do anything for a Scooby snack. The 2-year-old Great Dane/ mastiff mix loves to participate in his agility class at Jackie’s Basics and Beyond and will balance his 135-pound body on a narrow balance beam. What makes Whopper special is that he is a therapy dog who loves to bring joy to students in Durham. He works for hugs. - Yvonne and John Lue, Cary

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WRITTEN BY LEA HART PHOTOGRAPHED BY JONATHAN FREDIN

Buying Peace of Mind Health insurance allows owners to treat beloved pets without second thoughts

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Sampson, a 2-year-old Great Pyrenees mix, greets receptionist Whitney Hildebrand at Town & Country Veterinary Hospital in Apex.

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David and Rosa Matusik, arriving at Town & Country, have pet health insurance for their dogs Leeya, a 12-year-old Great Dane, and Sampson, a 2-year-old Great Pyrenees mix.

Having coverage gives pet owners the peace of mind that if their pet is unlucky, they can simply focus on providing their pet with the best medical care, no matter what it takes. Bottom line, medical insurance is just as worthwhile for healthy pets as it is for pets who require frequent care. — Nick Ashford, Town & Country Animal Care

AFTER FUQUAY-VARINA RESIDENTS Rosa and David Matusik lost their first dog to cancer, they opted for pet health insurance for their dogs to help cover future costs. When a second dog of theirs was diagnosed with a mass cell tumor about a year-and-a-half ago, it required surgery and chemotherapy at N.C. State University’s veterinary hospital. The vet bills began to add up, and that insurance became worth every dime they had paid over the years. When it was all said and done, their dog’s cancer treatments totaled about $20,000. Pet insurance through Trupanion – the company the Matusiks chose after doing some research – covered 90 percent of those bills, minus roughly $1,500 due to a deductible and exam fees that weren’t covered. Although their dog passed away, the Matusiks had the comfort of knowing they’d done everything they could for their much-loved pet. “That whole experience, we would not have been able to treat her had we not had Trupanion,” Rosa Matusik said. Advances in veterinary medicine now allow vets to do more for pets — treating conditions that were not treatable in the past and saving lives with measures against diseases like cancer, says Nick Ashford of Town and Country Animal Care Center in Apex. continued on page 64

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Leeya, the Great Dane, has health insurance to cover emergency vet visits. The Matusiks opted for additional coverage for homeopathic and natural treatments for their dogs. This policy helps pay for acupuncture to treat nerve degeneration in Leeya’s spine.

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“The technology and level of care is parallel to human level,” he said. At the same time, Ashford says he finds that pets are like family to more and more pet owners, noting he sees it most in younger adults. They’re willing to go far to maintain their pets’ quality of life and to treat them if something unthinkable happens. That’s where these pet policies come into play. “If everybody had pet health insurance, it would make it easier for them to provide the best care for their pets,” Ashford said Increasingly popular option

Pet medical insurance has traditionally been more popular in Europe than in North America, with only one to two percent of U.S. households choosing to insure their pets. However, the market is growing, says T.J. Houk, chief member experience officer at Trupanion. “We see continual growth in the market as responsible pet owners are finding value in the products now being offered,” Houk said. The idea of pet health insurance is not new, Ashford says. However, companies in the past have hit bumps in the road. Some required the pet owner to file for reimbursement, meaning the owner would have to pay out of pocket and wait for the money to come in.

Dr. Matthew Merriman inserts tiny needles along Leeya’s spine during an acupuncture treatment at Town & Country Veterinary Hospital.

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Others would question every claim, sometimes requiring proof from the vet in the form of letters and medical records, making the process time consuming. Today’s companies have streamlined the process. Trupanion, for example, allows the vet’s office to file claims online, so the owner’s only financial responsibility is the deductible and any services not covered by their policy. Ashford says he feels if there’s a question on whether something should be covered or not, the company tends to pay in favor of the pet owner. Trupanion, one of the more popular pet insurance options, does not cover wellness visits and vaccines. According to the website, that’s a conscious choice. Pet owners can budget for those regular annual costs and don’t need to pay a middle man to cover those. Instead, pet owners can purchase pet health insurance for the unexpected. The “unexpected” covers a wide range from injury to illness, Houk says. As the Matusiks found when a claim needs to be filed, it covers the bills nearly in-full – 90 percent coverage with no payout limit. “This includes those most likely to happen, such as congenital or hereditary conditions common in certain breeds,” he said. Hereditary conditions include hip dysplasia, diabetes and much more, while congenital conditions can range from heart or liver dis-


ease to cataracts. And, as many pet owners can find themselves dealing with the unknown – perhaps their pet is regularly vomiting or having diarrhea,, and they need a diagnosis – Trupanion pet health insurance can also be used in those cases as well. The company covers the diagnostic tests, surgeries, hospital stays and medications that can be necessary to identify and treat these illnesses and diseases. Insure early if possible

The trick is to insure pets at an early age whenever possible, Houk says. Most insurance companies do not cover pre-existing conditions, so enrolling a healthy puppy or kitten will ensure the most coverage over their lifetime. Pets can be enrolled as soon as they are born, but if pet owners don’t think about it until later in a pet’s life, Trupanion will enroll pets up to 14 years old. Pet owners can also choose a deductible level – a higher deductible means more out of pocket, but a lower monthly payment plan for the premium. A lower deductible means less out of pocket, but a higher monthly premium payment. While some pet owners may argue that their pet is healthy,, and they don’t need insurance, Houk notes that it’s impossible to know what the future holds. “Having coverage gives pet owners the peace of mind that if their pet is unlucky, they can simply focus on providing their pet with the best medical care, no matter what it takes,” he said. “Bottom line, medical insurance is just as worthwhile for healthy pets as it is for pets who require frequent care.” Prepare for unexpected

The Matusiks, currently owners of two dogs, agree. “I personally think it’s worth it to get insurance,” Rosa Matusik said. “You just never know – all it takes is one hospitalization.” Recently, their Great Dane had an ulcer caused by a medication she was taking, and ended up at an emergency vet clinic where she needed blood transfusions and multiple tests. Their insurance coverage kicked in again. The couple also has optional coverage for natural and homeopathic treatments, and their Great Dane recently began receiving acupuncture to treat nerve degeneration in her spine. Ashford supports pet health insurance for these and many other types of unexpected events that will come up in the lives of pets. As people consider their options, he says, they should think about the parallels to their own lives. “Some people can relate from their own health experiences, where they’ve had something happen that health insurance has covered that would have devastated them if they didn’t have health insurance,” Ashford said. “We’re as devoted to our pets as we are to our other family members. When they’re in a situation like that without pet health insurance, it can be financially devastating.” t

I personally think it’s worth it to get insurance.You just never know – all it takes is one hospitalization. — Rosa Matusik, Trupanion customer

Popular policies Before making a decision on pet insurance, consumers should compare coverage, benefit limits, pricing, deductibles and reimbursements. • Trupanion, trupanion.com • Healthy Paws Insurance, healthypawspetinsurance.com • Figo Pet Insurance, figopetinsurance.com • Embrace Pet Insurance, embracepetinsurance.com • Nationwide Pet Insurance, petinsurance.com • Pets Best Pet Insurance, petsbest.com • Petplan Pet Insurance, gopetplan.com • PetFirst Pet Insurance, petfirst.com Sources: New York Times, caninejournal.com. consumeradvocate.org

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Pupsi EDITED BY AMBER KEISTER PHOTOGRAPHED BY JONATHAN FREDIN

SINCE PUPSI OPENED in 1993, founder Mary Foster and her crew have cared for countless Cary canines – and pups from other Western Wake towns, too. With a month’s rent, a Yellow Pages ad and years of experience training dogs, Foster launched the business in downtown Cary. The current location, with 15,000 square feet of space for pups to run and jump, is the third incarnation of Pupsi. As the business grew, its services expanded to include boarding, grooming and day care. Pupsi was one of the first businesses in the area to offer day care, and it remains one of the most popular services. On any given day, between 80 and 100 dogs will be romping, sniffing and lounging about while their owners are at work or traveling. Three hours of morning playtime are followed by lunch and quiet time, when the pups are lulled to sleep with dim lights and soft music. They go back outside in the afternoon, and by pickup time, the dogs are ready for a leisurely evening at home. Foster retired in 2015, and now her son, Trace Essex, runs the business. He grew up working with dogs and, after returning from a tour with the Navy, became Pupsi’s head trainer. He says working with the dogs is the best part of his job — that and being able to bring his two dogs, Shogun and Shooter, with him to the office. 66 MAY 2019

Some of Pupsi's regulars check out a visitor during their morning playtime. The dogs are divided by size on the outside playground, with roughly 20 dogs per enclosure. Attentive staff are always on hand to make sure the dogs play nice.

As they have worked together for much of the past 25 years, Foster and Essex both chimed in on the ups and downs of running a small business. What’s the secret to long-term success?

E: A lot of faith and hard work! Some of the things that we have always tried to concentrate on for the past 25 years are being honest with our customers about what we do and how we do it, cleanliness — extreme cleanliness, always trying to give the dogs as much playtime as they want in a clean area with plenty of room to run, good relationships with local veterinarians and an awesome staff! We could not do what we do without our hardworking staff that genuinely cares about the dogs, their owners and maintaining the facility. Has your vision for the business changed since you’ve taken over the daily operations?

E: I can't say it has; try to take it one day at a time. I'm always thinking of ways we can do better, changes we could make. I would continued on page 68


Although dogs come to Pupsi to play with each other, there is still time for plenty of belly rubs from the humans.

Trace Essex brings Shogun to work with him every day, even though the 10-year-old dog prefers chilling behind the counter to romping outside.

Doggie kisses are a job perk for handler Nicole Stencil.

Bella, a mixed breed owned by Magdalene Sims, is dropped off. Sims travels frequently and has boarded Bella at Pupsi regularly for 10 years.

Groomer Oksana Sakhno dries Boutine, a Maltese, after a bath.

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like to expand if a good option came along but, my main daily goal is to try to do the best I can for the customers, the dogs and the staff. I don't always succeed; I have good days and bad, like everyone else. What’s been the biggest challenge as a small-business owner?

F: Many have asked over the years if I would have started PUPSI if I had known how big it was going to be. Honestly, that is a difficult question as there have been so many ups and downs. I never dreamed 25 years ago that it would ever be like it is now. Having deep faith in God and always thinking positive gets you through it all. September 11th was a difficult time; no one wanted to go anywhere. We made it through. There have been many financial challenges, but our loyal customers kept coming back. How does Pupsi give back to the community?

Dogs play outside nearly every day, unless the weather is particularly nasty. During the hot summer months, Pupsi brings out wading pools and sprinklers for cool fun.

E: We work with Second Chance Pet Adoptions in an effort to get dogs adopted by offering discounted services — training for behavioral issues, boarding when a foster home is not available, and daycare for exercise and socialization. We sponsor and donate to many different charities, events and nonprofits. We tithe to our local church. I believe it is our duty, and it is asked of us as people, not just business owners, to help where we can when we can by investing our resources — time, talent, financial aid and our labor — for the good of others in our community. What is the most common issue that pet owners come to you for help with?

E: Exercise and socialization while they are at work or out of town is a big part of what we do but, the most common issue I see is leash reactivity or simply walking properly on a loose leash. So many owners seem to struggle with either a dog that is pulling them on a walk, reacting to dogs and passing distractions, or both. We offer several options to help customers with their training needs: house calls, day training, and board and train. What’s been the best aspect of owning the business?

E: There are several: • Doing what I love with dogs and being able to support my family while providing a service to our customers; • Creating a good workplace for our staff and growing the relationships that come from working together; • Meeting so many different people every day, getting to talk to them about their dog or just how their day is going.

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IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR an upscale dining experience that’s guaranteed to make a lasting impression, G.58 Cuisine in Morrisville will not disappoint. It’s difficult to determine if people come to the restaurant for the delectable modern Chinese fare or for the breathtakingly stylish surroundings. Most likely it’s a bit of both. G.58 serves as an ideal spot for a business lunch, a romantic dinner or a special occasion, but undoubtedly you will find yourself wanting to enjoy it at every possible opportunity. Open since July 2018, the expansive, 200-seat restaurant features exquisite imported artwork, floor-to-ceiling windows, custom leather seats and silk lotus light fixtures. Each table is appointed with a white tablecloth and fresh flowers. Additional enhancements include a chic bar area, two private dining rooms and an outdoor patio with a serene koi pond. No detail has been left unattended. Just inside the eatery’s main entrance, a fascinating bas relief sculpture features numerous men using rope to climb a stone wall. continued on page 74

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Adding to the restaurant’s sumptuous environment, artwork is everywhere — from murals in the dining room to a sculpture of tiny men scaling a skyscraper, located just inside the main entrance.


G.58’s signature pork belly dish is served in a sauce made with golden kumquats.

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Proprietor Farrah Li and her sister Julia Li, the restaurant’s general manager, say the sculpture represents their high hopes for the business. Indeed, the culinary possibilities at G.58 are boundless. A plethora of sophisticated starters includes pan-seared crispy veal, honey-tinged lotus root and the picture-perfect foie gras mousse with a translucent apple gelee. Be sure to order the flavorsome Chinese yam topped with citrus and blueberry sauce, which is sweet enough to order as a dessert. A modest assortment of dim sum and noodles incorporates Chinese buns with sweetened condensed milk, ginger- and soy-imbued scallion noodles and Dan Dan noodles with sesame chili oil and peanuts. Two distinctive soups deserve serious consideration. Creamy crabmeat chowder contains lump crab meat, tofu, carrots and celery. Shizitou meatball soup, also known as Lion’s Head soup, features a braised jumbo pork meatball in a savory clear broth. Classic and experimental dishes grace the main menu, which changes with the seasons, mostly representing Cantonese, Huaiyang and Sichuan flavors. Choose from braised beef short ribs, cumin-infused New Zealand lamb chops and the signature pork belly with kumquats. continued on page 77

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Seafood dinner options include sea scallops with sautĂŠed asparagus and bell pepper.

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Among the seafood options, you can’t go wrong with supreme sea scallops, Chilean sea bass or a 12-ounce deep-fried lobster tail served tempura style. All dishes are plated with precision and flair, and many arrive at the table garnished with edible flowers. Without question, G.58’s top delicacy is the perfectly roasted Peking duck, which is carved tableside. The bird — with traditional golden, crispy skin — comes accompanied with thin pancakes, fresh vegetables and traditional black bean sauce. Be advised: It’s wise to call ahead to ensure the duck’s availability. According to the website, dishes are prepared by four master chefs from China, each bringing their expertise and creativity to the food of the eight Chinese culinary regions. One chef has more than 15 years of experience preparing and carving the Peking duck.

Save room for dessert, which ranges from a gluten-free flourless chocolate torte to carrot cake to fruit-infused sorbet. Inventive craft cocktails, a superlative wine selection and local and imported beer pairs nicely with the food. “We make new drinks all the time, so people can enjoy trying different and exciting cocktails,” said Julia Li. Service is refined and efficient, and the waitstaff is more than willing to make helpful recommendations. G.58 serves lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. The full dinner menu is available at lunchtime on Saturdays. Reservations are accepted by phone or online.

TOP: A perfectly roasted Peking duck arrives tableside, where it is expertly sliced and served by Zhongbao Wang, one of G.58’s top chefs. BOTTOM: The Soul Skater cocktail consists of homemade pineapple shrub, Don Q rum, Lillet Blanc wine, St. Germain liqueur and fresh lemon juice.

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IT IS HARD TO DESCRIBE the Cotton House Craft Brewers Pilsner without using the word crisp. The pale gold beer is both dry and hop forward. The German noble hops give it herbal and spicy notes to balance the cracker-like malt soul. This Pilsner is brite — a word brewers use to say that a beer is clear. Chances are you do not know the name Jamie McMillan, but if you like beer and live in the Triangle, you are likely familiar with his work. McMillan is a combat veteran and a German-trained brewmaster. His resume includes Aviator and stints at the now-closed Draft Line and Lincoln breweries. Now at Cotton House, McMillan is an imposing figure. He speaks with confidence about beer, and it’s fitting for him to be known for brewing Pilsners. In 1842 Josef Groll, an imposing German brewmaster, developed the first pale lager. The style of beer came to be known as Pilsner — named for Pilsen, the Czech Republic town where it was first made. Since then, Pilsner has been the most dominate style of beer on Earth. The original Pilsner beer was developed with terroir, a wonderful French word that means “land taste.” It is the quality that makes grapes grown in France’s Burgundy region different from those from New York. Like Groll and his fellow brewers at the original Pilsner brewery (today Pilsner Urquell), McMillan and his team at Cotton House use terroir and locally grown hops. Art Robertson, a former student of McMillan’s, owns Running Turtle Hops Farm in Alamance County. Robertson works with N.C. State University to create hops that can be a commercially viable crop in North Carolina. Those experimental varieties can be tasted in Cotton House’s other beers, like the amber ale. To call Cotton House’s public face, located in downtown Cary, a taproom does it a great disservice. Built in 1900, the Pasmore House is a national historic site. Made modern and beautiful on the inside by Cary’s Aura Interiors, Cotton House is a comfortable and inviting third place. Check out the back of the coasters for a fitting motto: “Hops, History, House — It’s All Local.” While the beer itself is currently brewed at a production facility in Fayetteville, you owe it to yourself to visit the tap house that is more of a ‘Tap Home’. Devin Singley is the head brewer at Bombshell Beer Company in Holly Springs. He has a certificate in brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling and ten years of brewing experience in North Carolina. Singley is also on the board of the Triangle Craft Beer Alliance.

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Conviction Bourbon by Southern Grace Distilleries WHISKEY BEING DISTILLED and stored in an old prison? Yes, that’s right! At Southern Grace Distilleries in Mount Pleasant, you can go behind bars to see a former prison that has been repurposed into a distillery. Whiskey barrels age in the old dormitories — and even in solitary confinement. It may sound like a bizarre way to repurpose an old prison, but it’s actually ingenious. The barrels are safe (!), and since there isn’t HVAC, they’re exposed to the needed temperature fluctuations to have the whiskey breathe in and out of the wood over time.

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The distillery’s Conviction Bourbon is a mash bill of 88 percent corn and 12 percent malted barley. It’s distilled and aged on site, and then barreled at 100 proof. Each bottle has the proof, barrel and bottle numbers so you can see all of its details before you buy. Conviction bourbon may be a relative newcomer to the bourbon community, but it has picked up significant accolades. It was just named best Bourbon under four years at the 2019 New Orleans Bourbon Festival. Tasting notes: On the nose, the sweet corn is upfront with the touch of oak and caramel. At first sip, the slight spice of the malted barley mixes in beautifully. The finish is a bit short revealing a younger whiskey but definitely one to seek out and enjoy. Highly recommended in the obligatory May mint juleps.


Bourbon Whiskey by Old Nick Williams Co. AS I’VE NOTED before, bourbon can be made anywhere in the United States. In fact, North Carolina has been making bourbon since the U.S. was founded. Old Nick Williams Co. calls itself “America’s Most Famous Forgotten Distillery” — and for good reason. The deep roots of North Carolina whiskey began when the original Williams Distillery was established by Joseph Williams in 1768. Successive generations ran the distillery, and in the late 1800s, Glen Williams changed the name to “Old Nick.” He grew the business, showing whiskey at the World’s Fair in Chicago in 1893 and at the Paris Exposition in 1900.

Then, Prohibition came. The distillery had to destroy 28,000 gallons of whiskey and shut down operations. In 2014, two Williams brothers, Van and John, decided it was time to bring the Lewisville distillery back. Today, Old Nick Williams Co. has two whiskeys: an unaged white whiskey and an aged bourbon whiskey. The latter won a Double Gold medal at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Awards. Tasting notes: On the nose, the soft wood notes complement the spice. It’s a lovely sipping whiskey with a great finish. Perfect in an old fashioned.

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with brown butter Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 bunch asparagus, tough ends trimmed Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup shelled pistachios 4 tablespoons salted butter 3 tablespoons lemon juice, plus 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 8-ounce burrata, at room temperature Flake salt Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Toss the asparagus with a drizzle of olive oil, and sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Spread the asparagus in a single layer on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Roast the asparagus until just crisp tender and still bright green — about 10-12 minutes. 2. Dry roast the pistachios in a skillet. Place the nuts in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Roast until the nuts begin to brown slightly and smell wonderfully warm and toasty. Add the butter to the nuts, and

continue to heat until the butter turns golden brown. Be watchful as the nuts can easily burn. 3. Remove the roasted pistachios and brown butter from the heat, and stir in 3 tablespoons lemon juice. 4. Assemble the salads. Stack the roasted asparagus on two serving plates. Break the burrata in half, and place carefully on top of the asparagus. Drizzle the warm pistachio butter over the burrata. Garnish the dish with 1 teaspoon lemon zest, flake salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve warm.

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perfect pairing WRITTEN BY GLENN HAGEDORN | PHOTOGRAPHED BY JONATHAN FREDIN

Ionis Suavitas Rosso Riserva Salice Salentino DOC The region of Puglia, which makes up the heel of Italy, has long been celebrated for its exceptional wine and cheeses. Burrata, a fresh milk mozzarella cheese that is fashioned into a pouch containing cream and curds, is the perfect base element for roasted asparagus and pistachios. Another indigenous Apulian is a red wine created from Negroamaro grapes grown around the town of Salice Salentino. Cantine Ionis is an exceptional producer nestled in the Valle d’Itria between the Ionian and Adriatic seas, creating full-flavored, deeply hued red wines. The cooling influence of the nearby coastlines helps the grapes retain their acidity while fully ripening them in this sun-drenched landscape. The black fruit, cocoa spice and smooth tannins of this red perfectly complement the creamy burrata and the nutty brown butter. $25.99

Domaine Bellevue Touraine Rosé Few red wine grapes contain red juice, so to properly color a deeply hued red wine, the pressed grapes are left to soak with their skins as the wine finishes its fermentation. A rosé wine can be produced from the blending of white and red wines, or created using a shorter skin maceration time than that for red wine production. Domaine Bellevue’s take on this popular style uses Cabernet Franc grown in the Touraine region of France’s Loire Valley. Combining bright red raspberry flavors with steely acidity and bracing tannins, this rosé is a great choice to help balance the richness of the cheese and nut-infused brown butter. $13.99

The Supernatural Sauvignon Blanc Hawke’s Bay Blooming daffodils and dogwoods herald the arrival of spring for most people. For others, it is the debut of bunches of freshly harvested spears of asparagus at the local farmers’ market. Finding that perfect wine to pair with cooked asparagus can be a challenge, as it produces compounds that can clash with the flavor profile of certain wines. Asparagus and Sauvignon Blanc grapes both contain pyrazines, which give the wine an herbaceous character that complements the vegetable’s aromatic profile. Supernatural Wine Company’s Sauvignon Blanc has a racy citrus character of grapefruit and lemon zest, with nuances of cut jalapeno pepper. This savory white wine is single-vineyard sourced from organically grown grapes and will “super” impress with this dish. $21.99

Glenn Hagedorn is a partner at Triangle Wine Company. Before his arrival in North Carolina, he obtained a degree from UC-Davis in viticluture and enology and worked the journeyman winemaking circuit in Napa for many vintages. He currently holds a first-degree certification with The Court of Master Sommeliers. CARY MAGAZINE 83


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CARY Abbey Road Tavern & Grill “Great food … outstanding live music.” 1195 W. Chatham St., Cary; (919) 481-4434; abbeyroadnc.com Andia’s Homemade Ice Cream “Premium quality ice cream and sorbet.” 10120 Green Level Church Road #208, Cary; (919) 901-8560; andiasicecream.com Annelore’s German Bakery “Pastries using the finest local ingredients.” 308 W. Chatham Street, Cary (919) 294-8040 facebook.com/AnneloresGermanBakery

Academy Street Bistro “A fresh take on Italian-American cuisine in the heart of Cary.” 200 S. Academy St., Cary; (919) 377-0509; academystreetbistro.com Bellini Fine Italian Cuisine “Everything is made fresh from scratch in our kitchen.” 107 Edinburgh S. Drive, Suite 119, Cary; (919) 552-0303; bellinifineitaliancuisinecary.com

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Big Dom’s Bagel Shop “Serving bagels, B’donuts and sandwiches” 203 E Chatham St., Cary; (919) 377-1143; bigdomsbagelshop.com Big Mike’s Brew N Que “Beers on tap to compliment locally sourced, farm-to-table BBQ.” 1222 NW Maynard Road, Cary; (919) 799-2023; brewnquenc.com

Crosstown Pub & Grill “A straightforward menu covers all the bases.” 140 E. Chatham St., Cary; (919) 650-2853; crosstowndowntown.com Bonefish Grill “Fresh is our signature.” 2060 Renaissance Park Place, Cary; (919) 677-1347; bonefishgrill.com Bosphorus Restaurant “Traditional Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant atmosphere.” 329-A N. Harrison Ave., Cary; (919) 460-1300; bosphorus-nc.com Bravo’s Mexican Grill “Extensive menu raises the ante considerably above the typical Tex-Mex.” 208 Grande Heights Drive, Cary (919) 481-3811; bravosmexicangrill.net


Dining Guide Brewster’s Pub “Open late, serving a full food and drink menu.” ​ 1885 Lake Pine Drive, Cary (919) 650-1270; brewsterspubcary.com Brig’s “Breakfast creations, cool salads and hot sandwich platters.” 1225 NW Maynard Road, Cary; (919) 481-9300; 1040 Tryon Village Drive, Suite 604, Cary; (919) 859-2151; brigs.com Chanticleer Café & Bakery “Family-owned restaurant serving up breakfast, lunch and specialty coffees.” 6490 Tryon Road, Cary; (919) 781-4810; chanticleercafe.com Chef’s Palette “Creative flair and originality in every aspect of our service.” 3460 Ten Ten Road, Cary; (919) 267-6011; chefspalette.net CinéBistro “Ultimate dinner-and-a-movie experience.” 525 New Waverly Place, Cary; (919) 987-3500; cinebistro.com/waverly City Barbeque “Barbeque in its truest form.” 1305 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary (919) 439-5191; citybbq.com Coffee & Crepes “Freshly prepared sweet and savory crepes.” 315 Crossroads Blvd., Cary; (919) 233-0288; coffeeandcrepes.com Corbett’s Burgers & Soda Bar “Good old-fashioned burgers and bottled soda.” 126 Kilmayne Drive, Cary; (919) 466-0055; corbettsburgers.com Craft Public House “Casual family restaurant.” 1040 Tryon Village Drive, Suite 601, Cary; (919) 851-9173; craftpublichouse.com

Der Biergarten “American fare with Germaninspired dishes and beer.” 1080 Darrington Drive, Cary; (919) 459-5874; biergartencary.com Doherty’s Irish Pub “Catch the game or listen to live music.” 1979 High House Road, Cary; (919) 388-9930; dohertysirishpubnc.com Eighty8 Asian Bistro “An exotic twist on Asian cuisine.” 1077 Darrington Drive, Cary; (919) 377-0152; eighty8bistro.com Enrigo Italian Bistro “Fresh food made from pure ingredients.” 575 New Waverly, Suite 106, Cary; (919) 854-7731; dineenrigo.com Five Guys Burgers and Fries 1121 Parkside Main St., Cary; (919) 380-0450; fiveguys.com Fresca Café & Gelato “French-styled crepes … gelato made with ingredients directly from Italy.” 302 Colonades Way #109, Cary; (919) 581-8171; frescacafe.com Goodberry’s Frozen Custard 1146 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary; (919) 467-2386 2325 Davis Drive, Cary; (919) 469-3350; goodberrys.com Great Harvest Bread Co. “Real food that tastes great.” 1220 NW Maynard Road, Cary (919) 460-8158; greatharvestcary.com

Crema Coffee Roaster & Bakery “Family-owned and operated.” 1983 High House Road, Cary; (919) 380-1840; cremacoffeebakery.com

Herons “The signature restaurant of The Umstead Hotel and Spa.” 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary; (919) 447-4200; theumstead.com/dining/restaurants-raleigh-nc

Danny’s Bar-B-Que “All slow-cooked on an open pit with hickory wood.” 311 Ashville Ave. G, Cary; (919) 851-5541; dannysbarbque.com

Hot Point Deli “Highest-quality cuisine at extremely reasonable prices.” 1718 Walnut St., Cary; (919) 460-6299; hotpointcary.com

Der Biergarten “American fare with German-inspired dishes and beer.”

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Dining Guide Maximillians Grill & Wine Bar “Global cuisine using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.” 8314 Chapel Hill Road, Cary; (919) 465-2455; maximilliansgrill.com MOD Pizza “Serving artisan style pizzas, superfast” 316 Colonades Way Suite 206-C, Cary (919) 241-72001; modpizza.com/locations/waverly

Duck Donuts “Warm, delicious and just the way you like them.” 100 Wrenn Drive #10, Cary; (919) 468-8722; duckdonuts.com/location/cary-nc Lucky Chicken “All of our beautiful Peru, with every dish.” 1851 N. Harrison Ave., Cary; (919) 338-4325; luckychickennc.net

Tribeca Tavern “Local craft beers, gourmet burgers and American grub in a casual setting.” 500 Ledgestone Way, Cary; (919) 465-3055; tribecatavernnc.com Marco Pollo “Peruvian rotisserie chicken.” 1871 Lake Pine Drive, Cary; (919) 694-5524; marcopollocary.com

Noodle Boulevard “Ten variations on the ramen theme, covering a pan-Asian spectrum.” 919 N Harrison Ave., Cary; (919) 678-1199; noodleblvd.com Once in a Blue Moon Bakery & Café “The fast track to sweet tooth satisfaction.” 115-G W. Chatham St., Cary; (919) 319-6554; bluemoonbakery.com Pizza La Stella “Authentic Neapolitan pizzas, unique cocktails and more.” 1389 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary; (919) 333-0773; pizzalastella.com

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Dining Guide Pizzeria Faulisi “Simple foods from a simple way of cooking: a wood-burning oven.” 215 E. Chatham St., Suite 101, Cary; pizzeriafaulisi.com Pro’s Epicurean Market & Café “Gourmet market, café and wine bar.” 211 East Chatham Street, Cary; (919) 377-1788; prosepicurean.com Rally Point Sport Grill “Lunch and dinner food in a pub atmosphere.” 837 Bass Pro Lane, Cary; (919) 678-1088; rallypointsportgrill.com

Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits “Great food always, with a side of good times.” 8111-208 Tryon Woods Drive, Cary; (919) 851-3999; 2025 Renaissance Park Place, Cary; (919) 677-3999; ruckuspizza.com Ruth’s Chris Steak House “Cooked to perfection.” 2010 Renaissance Park Place, Cary; (919) 677-0033; ruthschris.com/restaurant-locations/cary Serendipity Gourmet Deli “Discovering the unusual, valuable or pleasantly surprising.” 118 S. Academy St., Cary; (919) 469-1655; serendipitygourmetdelinc.com

Red Bowl Asian Bistro “Each distinctive dish is handcrafted.” 2020 Boulderstone Way, Cary; (919) 388-9977; redbowlcary.com

Spirits Pub & Grub “Wide variety of menu items, all prepared in a scratch kitchen.” 701 E. Chatham St., Cary (919) 462-7001; spiritscary.com

Ricci’s Trattoria “Keeping true to tradition.” 10110 Green Level Church Road, Cary; (919) 380-8410; riccistrattoria.com

Stellino’s Italiano “Traditional Italian favorites with a modern twist.” 1150 Parkside Main St., Cary; (919) 694-5761; stellinositaliano.com

Gonza Tacos y Tequila “Award-winning Colombian-Mexican cuisine.” 525-105 New Waverly Place, Cary; (919) 653-7310; cary.gonzatacosytequila.com Sugar Buzz Bakery “Custom cakes … and more.” 1231 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary; (919) 238-7224; sugarbuzzbakery.com

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Dining Guide Tazza Kitchen “Wood-fired cooking and craft beverages.” 600 Ledgestone Way, Cary; (919) 651-8281; tazzakitchen.com/location/stonecreekvillage Thai Spices & Sushi “Freshest, most-authentic Thai cuisine and sushi.” 986 High House Road, Cary; (919) 319-1818; thaispicesandsushi.com

Mellow Mushroom “Beer, calzones and creative stonebaked pizzas.” 4300 NW Cary Parkway, Cary; (919) 463-7779 mellowmushroom.com Taipei 101 “Chinese and Taiwanese. Serves lunch and dinner.” 121 E. Chatham St., Cary; (919) 388-5885; facebook.com/carytaipei101

Lugano Ristorante “Italian dining in a comfortable and casual atmosphere.” 1060 Darrington Drive, Cary; (919) 468-7229; luganocary.com Tangerine Café “From Thai to Vietnamese to Korean to Indonesian.” 2422 SW Cary Parkway, Cary; (919) 468-8688; tangerinecafecary.com

The Big Easy Oven & Tap “Modern, Southern kitchen with New Orleans roots.” 231 Grande Heights Drive, Cary; (919) 468-6007; thebigeasyovenandtap.com The Original N.Y. Pizza “Consistent every visit.” 831 Bass Pro Lane, Cary; (919) 677-8484 2763 N.C. 55, Cary; (919) 363-1007 6458 Tryon Road, Cary; (919) 852-2242 theoriginalnypizza.com Totopos Street Food & Tequila “A walk through … Mexico City.” 1388 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary; (919) 678-3449; totoposfoodandtequila.com/cary

Daniel’s Restaurant & Catering

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Dining Guide Tribeca Tavern “Handcrafted burgers, homegrown beer.” 500 Ledgestone Way, Cary; (919) 465-3055; facebook.com/TribecaTavern Udupi Café “Authentic south Indian vegetarian cuisine.” 590 E. Chatham St., Cary; (919) 465-0898; sriudupicafe.com The Urban Turban “A fusion of flavors.” 2757 N.C. 55, Cary; (919) 367-0888; urbanturbanbistro.com Verandah “Southern casual environment in a modern, boutique hotel.” 301 A. Academy St., Cary; (919) 670-5000; verandahcary.com

APEX Abbey Road Tavern & Grill 1700 Center St., Apex; (919) 372-5383; abbeyroadnc.com

La Farm Bakery “Handcrafted daily … only the freshest ingredients.” Visit lafarmbakery.com for area locations.

Anna’s Pizzeria “Piping hot pizzas and mouthwatering Italian food.” 100 N. Salem St., Apex; (919) 267-6237; annaspizzeria.com

Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits “Great food always, with a side of good times.” Visit ruckuspizza.com for area locations. Apex Wings Restaurant & Pub “Time-tested eatery serving up chicken wings and craft beers.” 518 E. Williams St., Apex; (919) 387-0082; apexwings.com

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Daniel’s Restaurant & Catering “Pasta dishes, hand-stretched pizzas and scratch-made desserts.” 1430 W. Williams St., Apex; (919) 303-1006; danielsapex.com Belgian Café “From Brussels to Apex.” 1232 W. Williams St., Apex; (919) 372-5128; belgian-cafe.com

Tasu “Asian fusion cuisine, artfully mixing Chinese, Japanese and Thai Dishes” 525 New Waverly Place, Suite 103, Cary; (919) 544-8474; shikitasu.com/tasu-cary/home Big Mike’s Brew N Que “Beers on tap to compliment locally sourced, farm-to-table BBQ.” 2045 Creekside Landing Drive, Apex; (919) 338-2591; brewnquenc.com

Pro’s Epicurean Market & Café “Gourmet market, café and wine bar.” 211 E. Chatham St., Cary; (919) 377-1788; prosepicurean.com Buttercream’s Bake Shop “Wholesome, scratch-baked.” 101 N. Salem St., Apex; (919) 362-8408; buttercreamsbakeshop.com

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Dining Guide Common Grounds Coffee House & Desserts “The highest-quality, locally roasted coffee.” 219 N. Salem St., Suite 101, Apex; (919) 387-0873; commongroundsapex.com Doherty’s Irish Pub “Catch the game or listen to live music.” ​​5490 Apex Peakway, Apex; ​(919) 387-4100; dohertysirishpubnc.com Five Guys Burgers & Fries 1075 Pine Plaza Drive, Apex; (919) 616-0011; fiveguys.com Peak City Grill & Bar “Chef-crafted food in a … restored turn-of-the-century hardware store.” 126 N. Salem St., Apex; (919) 303-8001; thepeakcitygrill.com Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits “Great food always, with a side of good times.” 1055 Pine Plaza Drive, Apex; (919) 446-6333; ruckuspizza.com

Sassool “Serving authentic Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine.” 1347 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary; (919) 300-5586; sassool.com Rudy’s Pub & Grill “Comfortable and familiar, just like home.” 780 W. Williams St., Apex; (919) 303-5061; rudysofapex.com

Clean Juice “Organic juices, smoothies and acai bowls.” 3035 Village Market Place, Morrisville; (919) 468-8286; cleanjuice.com Salem Street Pub “Friendly faces and extensive menu.” 113 N. Salem St., Apex; (919) 387-9992; salemstreetpub.com

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Dining Guide Skipper’s Fish Fry “Homemade from our own special recipes.” 1001 E. Williams St., Apex; (919) 303-2400; skippersfish.com

Aviator SmokeHouse BBQ Restaurant “All of our food is made in-house.” 525 E. Broad St., Fuquay-Varina; (919) 557-7675; aviatorbrew.com Jus’ Enuff Home Cooking “Homemade everything.” 736 N Main St., Fuquay-Varina; (919) 567-0587; facebook.com/JusEnuffHomeCookin

Sweet Cheeks Bakery “Only the finest and freshest ingredients.” 803 E. Williams St., Apex; (919) 303-9305; sweetcheeksbakerync.com The Provincial “Fresh. Simple.” 119 Salem St., Apex; (919) 372-5921; theprovincialapex.com The Wake Zone Espresso “Your special home away from home.” 6108 Old Jenks Road, Apex; (919) 267-4622; thewakezone.com

FUQUAY-VARINA Anna’s Pizzeria “Piping hot pizzas and mouthwatering Italian food.” 138 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina; (919) 285-2497; annaspizzeria.com

Wingin’ It Bar and Grille “Serves lunch, dinner and drinks.” 1625 N. Main St., Suite 109, Fuquay-Varina; (919) 762-0962; facebook.com/winginitbarandgrille

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Los Tres Magueyes “We prepare our food fresh daily.” 401 Wake Chapel Road, Fuquay-Varina; (919) 552-3957; lostresmagueyes.com

Happy Holly’s “Ice cream, milkshakes and shaved ice.” 527 N. Main St., Holly Springs; (919) 552-0637; happyhollys.com

Stick Boy Bread Co. “Handcrafted baked goods from scratch … all natural ingredients.” 127 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina; (919) 557-2237; stickboyfuquay.com

Los Tres Magueyes 325 North Main Street, Holly Springs; (919) 552-6272; lostresmagueyes.com

The Mason Jar Tavern “All the comforts of Southern hospitality with a modern twist.” 305 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina; (919) 762-5555; themasonjartavern.com

Mama Bird’s Cookies + Cream “A unique spin on a timeless dessert.” 304 N. Main St., Holly Springs; (919) 762-7808; mamabirdsicecream.com

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Dining Guide My Way Tavern “Freshly made all-American foods.” 301 W. Center St., Holly Springs; (919) 285-2412; mywaytavern.com

Another Broken Egg Café “A totally egg-ceptional experience.” 1121 Market Center Drive, Morrisville; (919) 465-1079; anotherbrokenegg.com

Rise Biscuits & Donuts 169 Grand Hill Place, Holly Springs; (919) 586-7343; risebiscuitsdonuts.com

Babymoon Café “Pizzas, pastas, seafood, veal, steaks, sandwiches and gourmet salads.” 100 Jerusalem Drive, Suite 106, Morrisville; (919) 465 9006; babymooncafe.com

Thai Thai Cuisine “Fresh authentic Thai food.” 108 Osterville Drive, Holly Springs; (919) 303-5700; thaithaicuisinenc.com The Mason Jar Tavern “All the comforts of Southern hospitality with a modern twist.” 114 Grand Hill Place, Holly Springs; (919) 964-5060; themasonjartavern.com The Original N.Y. Pizza 634 Holly Springs Road, Holly Springs (919) 567-0505; theoriginalnypizza.com

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar “The quality of the beef and the toppings make our burgers stand apart.” 3300 Village Market Place, Morrisville; (919) 297-0953; baddaddysburgerbar.com

Yuri Japanese Restaurant “For sushi fans and connoisseurs of Japanese cuisine.” 1361 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary; (919) 481-0068; yurijapaneserestaurant.com

B. Good “Health-conscious versions of fast-food favorites.” 1000 Market Center Drive, Morrisville; (919) 234-1937; bgood.com Cantina 18 “Southwestern fare with a southern drawl.” 3305 Village Market Place, Morrisville (919) 694-5618 18restaurantgroup.com/cantina-18-morrisville

MORRISVILLE Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken “Unforgettable rotisserie chicken.” 9575 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville; (919) 378-9259; alpacachicken.com

Capital City Chop House “Perfect place for a business lunch or dinner or a quick bite before catching a flight.” 151 Airgate Drive, Morrisville; (919) 484-7721; chophousesofnc.com

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Dining Guide Clean Juice “Organic juices, smoothies and acai bowls.” 3035 Village Market Place, Morrisville; (919) 468-8286; cleanjuice.com Firebirds Wood Fired Grill “Steaks, seafood, chicken and ribs, all seared over local hickory, oak and pecan wood.” 3200 Village Market Place, Morrisville; (919) 653-0111; morrisville.firebirdsrestaurants.com Fount Coffee + Kitchen “Coffee and a menu that is 100 percent gluten-free.” 10954 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville; (984) 888-5454; fountcoffee.com The Full Moon Oyster Bar & Seafood Kitchen “Homemade recipes handed down over the years.” 1600 Village Market Place, Morrisville; (919) 378-9524; fullmoonoysterbar.com G. 58 Modern Chinese Cuisine “Master chefs from China create an unforgettable fine dining experience.” 10958 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville; (919) 466-8858; g58cuisine.com

Georgina’s Pizzeria & Restaurant “Mouthwatering homemade Italian dishes.” 3536 Davis Drive, Morrisville; (919) 388-3820; georginaspizzeriaandrestaurant.com HiPoke “Fresh Fun Poke.” 9573 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville (919) 650-3398; hipokes.com Los Tres Magueyes 9605 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville (919) 481-9002; lostresmagueyes.com Neomonde “A wonderful mix of traditional and contemporary Mediterranean menu items.” 10235 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville; (919) 466-8100; neomonde.com Nothing Bundt Cakes “Cakes are baked fresh daily, in a variety of flavors and sizes.” 2008 Market Center Drive, Unit 17130, Morrisville; (919) 694-5300; nothingbundtcakes.com

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Peppers Market and Sandwich Shop “Local baked breads, fresh in-house roasted meats.” 2107 Grace Park Drive, Morrisville; (919) 380-7002; peppersmrkt.com Rise Biscuits & Donuts “Old school, new school, and specialty donuts.” 1100 Market Center Drive, Morrisville; (919) 377-0385; risebiscuitsdonuts.com Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits 1101 Market Center Drive, Morrisville; (919) 388-3500; ruckuspizza.com Saffron Restaurant & Lounge “Gourmet Indian dining experience.” 4121 Davis Drive, Morrisville; (919) 469-5774; saffronnc.com Smokey’s BBQ Shack “Meats are dry rubbed with love and slow smoked with hickory wood.” 10800 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville; (919) 469-1724; smokeysshack.com


Dining Guide

Rey’s “Fine dining with a French Quarter flair.” 1130 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh (919) 380-0122; reysrestaurant.com

Taste Vietnamese “Prepared with passion and perfected through generations.” 152 Morrisville Square Way, Morrisville; (919) 234-6385; tastevietnamese.com

Tra’Ii Irish Pub & Restaurant “An authentic and satisfying taste of Irish country cooking.” 3107 Grace Park Drive, Morrisville; (919) 651-9083; traliirishpub.com

Annelore’s German Bakery “Pastries using the finest local ingredients.” 1249 Farmers Market Drive, Raleigh (919) 294-8040 facebook.com/AnneloresGermanBakery

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar “Consistent service and quality food to keep patrons happy.” 301 Market Center Drive, Morrisville (919) 467-1718; traviniaitaliankitchen.com

Anvil’s Cheesesteaks “Authentic Philadelphia experience.” 2893 Jones Franklin Road, Raleigh (919) 854-0558 facebook.com/AnvilsCheesesteaks

Village Deli & Grill “Wholesome homemade foods.” 909 Aviation Parkway #100, Morrisville; (919) 462-6191; villagedeli.net

Barry’s Café “A restaurant that honors firefighters.” 2851 Jones Franklin Road, Raleigh; (919) 859-3555; barryscafe.com

ZenFish Poké Bar “Guilt-free, healthy, fast-casual dining.” 9924 Chapel Hill Rd, Morrisville (919) 234-0914 zenfishpokebar.com

The Big Easy Oven & Tap “Modern, Southern kitchen with New Orleans roots.” 222 Fayetteville St., Raleigh (919) 832-6082; thebigeasyovenandtap.com

RALEIGH Angus Barn “World-renowned for its service.” 9401 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh; (919) 781-2444; angusbarn.com

Mandolin “World class food, wine and spirits in a soulful, comforting atmosphere.” 2519 Fairview Rd, Raleigh (919) 322-0365; mandolinraleigh.com

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nonprofit spotlight

Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation WRITTEN BY AMBER KEISTER | PHOTOGRAPHED BY JONATHAN FREDIN

TRACY CALLAHAN doesn’t hate the sun, but she does have keynote speaker at the foundation’s annual gala fundraiser in April, a healthy respect for it — healthy being the key word. and the nonprofit was recently invited to join the National Council The four-time survivor of melanoma is the founder and face of on Skin Cancer Prevention. the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation, a Cary-based nonprofit “The biggest bit of momentum has been in the last year, with focused on skin cancer prevention, early more national organizations leaning on detection and safe sunning education. us, collaborating with us, realizing that “We don’t want people to live we are laser-focused on our mission, inside. We live in this gorgeous and we’re staying true to it,” she said. state. Just think about it, and check yourself, check your spots. It could Free screenings truly save your life. It obviously Key to that mission are free saved mine,” said Callahan, whose twice-monthly skin cancer screentwo sons nicknamed her “the polka ings, one at a Chapel Hill doctor’s dot mama” after her first melanoma office and the second at various lodiagnosis in 2015. cations in the Triangle and beyond. She launched the nonprofit Polka Dot Mama partners with more with the first Taste for a Cure Gala than 40 volunteer dermatologists. nearly four years ago. She hoped to Dr. Elizabeth Ju, with North raise $30,000 from the formal, fiveCarolina Dermatology Associates, course dinner, which was held at a is on the board of Polka Dot Mama barn in Oxford, N.C. The event sold Melanoma Foundation. Her practice out, and it raised $100,000 for melwas one of the first that Callahan enanoma research. listed to perform free screenings, and “It was at that point we thought, Ju says increasing rates of skin cancer OK, I think we’re onto something,” make the nonprofit’s work vital. said Callahan. “Early detection through The nonprofit’s mission soon screening can save lives,” she said. shifted from funding research to fund“Melanomas can affect all ages, all The nonprofit’s annual Taste for a Cure Gala has sold out every year ing prevention efforts, although Polka the fundraiser has been held. This year’s event, on April 28, featured ethnicities and does not discrimi15 chefs, 300 attendees and keynote speaker Dr. Jerome Adams, Dot Mama continues to award small nate. We have screened 1,400 pasurgeon general of the United States. grants for projects done at local unitients in the last two years with skin versities by medical students and residents. So far, the nonprofit has cancers identified in 15 to 20 percent of those screened.” donated $60,000 for melanoma research. Polka Dot Mama will host its largest free screening event this Callahan, who was trained as a nurse, says Polka Dot Mama’s month in Durham. The nonprofit will attempt to break the Guinmessage is being heard on bigger platforms and by wider audiences. ness World Record for largest skin cancer screening. Organizers Dr. Jerome Adams, surgeon general of the United States, was the hope to recruit 1,000 patients for the event. 96 MAY 2019


Tracy Callahan, founder of Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation, says the Shade Shuttle, a repurposed school bus, helps spread awareness of skin cancer with its eye-catching graphics. It is also a mobile dermatology unit, complete with exam room and air conditioning.

The Shade Shuttle, a refurbished school bus and mobile exam room, is another way the nonprofit spreads the word about sun safety. Donated by a New Jersey couple whose daughter died of melanoma, the bus is driven to screening events throughout North Carolina. A tough message

In this beach-loving state, Callahan faces challenges, especially when she hosts screenings closer to the coast. When people say they’ve lived outside all their lives, she shifts her message to early detection, offering them a sticker with a friendly Dalmatian reminding them to “Check Your Spots.” But she becomes animated when the subject of tanning booths is raised. As a young woman, the fair-skinned, freckled Callahan used tanning booths and links them to her cancer diagnosis. Studies have shown that indoor tanning raises the risk of skin cancer by 75 percent.

Sun safe tips Wear sunscreen. UV radiation can damage skin even in the winter and on cloudy days. Use broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF of at least 30. Wear protective clothing. Not a fan of sunscreen? Cover up with sun-protective clothing, an umbrella, hat and sunglasses. Avoid peak rays. Seek shade from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the sun is most intense. Don’t use tanning beds. Indoor tanning has been shown to increase the risk of melanoma by up to 75 percent. Protect children. Just one bad sunburn doubles your child’s chances of developing melanoma later in life. Source: Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation

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Melanoma Facts Over the course of their lifetimes, 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma. 2,700 North Carolinians are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma this year. The number of new melanoma cases diagnosed in 2019 is expected to increase by 7.7 percent. The number of melanoma deaths is expected to decrease by 22 percent in 2019. People of color can develop skin cancer from UV damage. The estimated five-year melanoma survival rate for black patients is only 65 percent, versus 91 percent for whites. More than 419,000 cases of skin cancer in the U.S. each year are linked to indoor tanning. People who first use tanning booths before age 35 increase their risk of melanoma by 75 percent. North Carolina prohibits those under age 18 from using indoor tanning devices. In Brazil and Australia, indoor tanning is banned entirely. Source: skincancer.org, Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation

Tracy Callahan accepts a ceremonial check, proceeds from the True Blue Golf Classic in 2017. The Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation and the Duke women’s basketball program also partnered for the 2018 golf fundraiser. Joanne McCallie, head coach for Duke women’s basketball, is a five-time melanoma survivor and a longtime supporter of the nonprofit.

Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest skin cancer screening from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 at Duke Health Center at Southpoint in Durham. The goal is to screen more than 780 patients. To volunteer or to book an appointment to be screened, visit polkadotmama.org/gbwr.

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“We are in a culture where we have more tanning salons in North Carolina than we have McDonald’s,” she said. “Whether you go to N.C. State, Duke or UNC, 90 percent of off-campus housing has free tanning as a part of the package. We don’t put in cigarette machines, but we put in these cancer tubes.” The popularity of indoor tanning among teens and young adults is one reason Polka Dot Mama targets middle-schoolers with in-school projects about the “Sun Smart Life.” By explaining that tanning booths are especially risky, the nonprofit hopes to convince pre-teens to avoid them. Save the Daves

Callahan measures the success of Polka Dot Mama by the number of patients seen. She rarely hears what happens to people after they leave the screenings. But recently, she spoke with one man whose life was changed — and perhaps saved. Two years ago, Polka Dot Mama was hosting an on-site skin cancer screening at Lenovo. It was a new effort for the nonprofit, which had previously done its free screenings at doctor’s offices. “We wanted to target the working person who doesn’t have time to come to the office,” Callahan said. “They have insurance, they have access to care, but it’s not a priority. It’s also predominantly men who attend those screenings. In the office, evenings, weekends — it’s women.” Dave was 32 and a new employee at Lenovo, she explains. He saw the notice for free screenings, and figured why not make an appointment. “He had a great number of moles, freckles — he was pale,” said Callahan. “He knew he should see a dermatologist, but he didn’t have anything that he thought was crazy or worrisome. He said, ‘It was 27th on my list of things to do.’” During Dave’s appointment, the screening dermatologist found a lesion that concerned her. Dave followed up, coming to her office for a biopsy of the spot on his arm. He got the call as he was packing for a Memorial Day getaway; it was melanoma. Luckily, it was caught early, and today Dave is healthy. “He said he tries not to live in the ‘What Ifs,’” Callahan said. “But he also thinks, ‘What if I hadn’t started working at Lenovo? What if I hadn’t seen the sign for the screenings? What if I hadn’t made the appointment for the screening? What if you hadn’t offered the screening that day?’” She says the story gives her goosebumps and inspires her to keep on with her work. “It’s kind of amazing. We know we are making a difference, but to actually hear that we are detecting things,” she said. “We want to help save the Daves of the world.” t


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garden adventurer WRITTEN AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY L.A. JACKSON

Carolina Reaper

Carolina Reaper: Hottest of the Hot WHEN IT COMES TO peppers, many adventuresome gardeners seek out the hottest of the hot. The temptation draws them like moths to flames, and possessing a pepper with such ultimate scorch equates to having a rock star growing in the veggie patch. Currently, the pepper that resides on top of the molten heap is ‘Carolina Reaper,’ which, as its name implies, has regional roots. Conjured up by Ed Currie from PuckerButt Pepper Company in Fort Mill, S.C., this introduction is like backyard-grown lava. How hot is ‘Carolina Reaper’? Let the Scoville Scale, which measures the pungency in peppers, be your guide. Starting at the bottom, sweet bell peppers barely reach 100 units, while the popular jalapeno comes in at around 10,000. And although the habanero pepper has been a ruling burning brute for years with rates upwards of 350,000 units, ‘Carolina Reaper’ easily nukes it by averaging around 1,600,000 units. That’s crazy hot. In spite of its blazing bite, I think ‘Carolina Reaper’ is a rath100

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er pretty plant. Growing just over 2 feet tall and about as wide, this pepper’s rich green foliage sets a perfect backdrop for the dangling dazzle of fruits that are dark — some say ominous — orange to devilish red in color, and oddly attractive, although crinkly and pudgy-looking. And there will be a lot of dazzle. Of the five different peppers I grew last year, ‘Carolina Reaper’ was the one constantly full of fruits, and its strong show continued until the first killing frosts. Now, let me make one thing clear: Be careful with ‘Carolina Reaper.’ Don’t pop one of the fruits into your mouth and chomp down to see how it taste — because, if you do, your day’s gonna be different. And don’t slip a piece of this pepper into a friend’s salad or sandwich as a joke, because he or she isn’t going to find it funny. Somewhere in all of its heat, ‘Carolina Reaper’ does have a sweet, fruity flavor, so start with a sliver of one fruit to jazz up stews, soups, salsas or hot sauces, and then you can adjust this


pepper’s portions after finding your tolerance to its sizzle. ‘Carolina Reaper’ seeds are available online, with PuckerButt Pepper Company (puckerbuttpeppercompany.com) and Pepper Joe’s (pepperjoe.com) being good sources, but plants of this beast can also be found at brave Cary garden centers and the State Farmers’ Market in Raleigh. 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 Be they hot or sweet, ornamental or edible, peppers grow best in areas of full sun. Mixing in plenty of compost or a commercial soil conditioner into planting holes will help kickstart peppers into a strong growing mode. Resist the urge to apply a high-nitrogen fertilizer, because it will stimulate excessive foliage at the expense of pepper production. Also, peppers can hold back on forming blooms — future fruits — during extended hot, dry times. Add 2 to 3 inches of mulch around the plants to help conserve ground moisture, and water weekly when the rains don’t come.

May • Whether growing ’Carolina Reaper,’ the humble jalapeno or just about any other edible pepper usually planted in the vegetable patch, think outside the garden rows. Many of these peppers have the good looks and longlasting, colorful fruits to be considered as interesting visual additions to flower beds, ornamental borders or large container plantings. • Cool-season vegetables such as kale, spinach, lettuce, collards and broccoli are winding up their stays in the spring garden, so start removing any spent or bolting plants to make room for more summer veggies.

Raulston Arboretum (jcra. ncsu.edu) in Raleigh, Sarah P. Duke Gardens (gardens.duke. edu) in Durham and North Carolina Botanical Garden (ncbg.unc.edu) in Chapel Hill. • Want a window box? Select wood over metal, as metal window boxes can easily overheat plants in the summer sun. Wood acts more as an insulator against harsh sunrays. Also, use light, reflective colors as opposed to darker, more heat-absorbent hues.

• With Triangle public gardens into the full swing of spring, take time off from outdoor

• For the same reasons, if you want a fully functional birdhouse, choose a wooden one. Ornamental metal birdhouses should only be used as indoor decorations because they can quickly become small ovens in the summer sun — not exactly

chores to check out the sights and scents of The Big Three in this area: JC

a hospitable environment for raising a young brood of fledglings!

Chilly Chili Ornamental Pepper

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happenings

Cary student

Claire Liang, who attends Raleigh Charter

High School, recently spent a week at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., as part of the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy. This year, 292 students from 41 countries and 27 U.S. states and territories participated in activities such as designing, building and testing their own model rockets, participating in simulated astronaut training sessions, coding challenges, shuttle missions; a moonwalk; and performing scientific experiments. honeywell.com

Kellogg’s snack bakery in Cary has achieved Energy Star certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 2018. The certification uses data on the facility’s total energy use, weather conditions, operations and products. kelloggs.com

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VIBE CARY

– an 8,000

and remote workers – is now open

MARK LAWSON is the

at Cary Towne Center. In addition

new vice president of economic

to coworking desks, Vibe offers

development for the Cary Chamber

square-foot venue that provides space for startups, entrepreneurs

members private offices and virtual office service, as well as meeting and event space. “Everything from our decor, to programming,

of Commerce, succeeding Evan Stone. Lawson, a North Carolina native, joins the Chamber after serving the previous

to speakers and partnerships is

five years as a commercial banker with

designed and created with the

Wells Fargo. carychamber.com

female professional in mind,” said Leah Campbell, co-founder. vibecary.com

The Carolina Small Business Development Fund has won a $2.8 million grant to support economic development through its partnerships with the state’s Historically Black Waltonwood Cary Parkway’s Ladies of Legacy honorees are, from left, Ruth Hamilton, Dora Gibbs, Ronny DeJong and Janet Wright.

Colleges and Universities. African-American

WALTONWOOD CARY PARKWAY hosted a Ladies of

coaching and flexible loans through the

Legacy luncheon to celebrate International Women’s Day. Residents were

initiative, made possible by the Wells Fargo

recognized with three main awards: the Humanitarian Award, which was won by Dora Gibbs; the Entrepreneurship Award, which was won by Ronny

entrepreneurs will have access to business

Diverse Community Capital program. Partner

DeJong; and the Kindred Heart Award, which was won by Ruth Hamilton.

institutions currently include Shaw University,

A special Lifetime Achievement Award was also given to Janet Wright.

Johnson C. Smith University, Elizabeth

waltonwood.com

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happenings

Sara Thames is the new program and

Andia’s Homemade Ice Cream won several awards at

evaluation director for

the National Ice Cream Retailer’s Association

Read and Feed, a Cary-

gathering in November. The Double Dark

based nonprofit that aims

Chocolate was awarded a blue ribbon; French

to strengthen literacy

Vanilla and Chocolate were given red ribbons.

skills among under-served

This is the second year in a row that the French

elementary school children.

Vanilla has won a red ribbon. The judging

Before joining Read and

was done independently by the dairy science

Feed, Thames was an

department at University of Minnesota.

elementary school counselor

Chocolate and vanilla ice creams were judged

with the Wake County Public

on criteria such as texture, color, flavor,

Schools. readandfeed.org

bacterial count and butterfat content, along with many others. AndiasIceCream.com

MARY WILLIS has been elected

Mr. Handyman of Western Wake County has

to the statewide board of

earned the home service industry’s Angie’s List Super

directors for the North Carolina Community Foundation. Willis

Service Award for 2018, its

is the CEO, president and chair

fourth time winning the

of Fidelity Bank. She is an NCCF

service award. This award

fundholder and the daughter of

honors service professionals

founding board member Billy

who have maintained exceptional service ratings and

Woodard. She is a member of the

reviews on Angie’s List for the past year. Winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. mrhandyman.com

The 2019 FUQUAY-VARINA

board of trustees of Campbell University and the board of directors of the NC Bankers Association. Willis lives in Fuquay-Varina with her husband and three children. nccommunityfoundation.org

GARDEN TOUR will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19.

Hosted by The Fuquay-Varina Garden Club, a $15 ticket includes eight unique gardens, vendors and artists. fuquayvarinagardenclub.weebly.com

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Wake County Schools announced the winners of the

Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher Award,

and among them are two Western Wake teachers: Cristina Chase Lane, right, who teaches at Reedy Creek Elementary in Cary, and Rachel Goudeau; left, who teaches at Salem Elementary in Apex. The other winners are Caroline Markoch, of Ligon Magnet Middle in Raleigh, and Joshua Heaney, of Rolesville High. wcpss.net

Johnny Burleson, a seasoned North Carolina fundraiser, will join the North Carolina Museum of Art as director of development. Burleson will set the strategy for the museum’s fundraising efforts to support special exhibitions, programs, acquisitions, the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park, and the care of its permanent collection. Burleson is a graduate of North Carolina State University with 18 years of experience in philanthropy, most recently leading the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. ncartmuseum.org

BOXYARD RTP, a 15,000-square-foot development constructed from repurposed shipping containers, will be coming to the Frontier RTP campus (Highway 54 near T.W. Alexander Drive) in 2020. Plans for Boxyard RTP include space for

UNC REX Healthcare began construction on its new Holly Springs hospital in March. The new seven-story, 50-bed hospital will be built on UNC REX’s Holly Springs campus at 781 Avent Ferry Road, and is expected to open in 2021. UNC REX opened its Holly Springs campus

up to nine food and beverage vendors, as well as several retailers and service

in 2012 to improve access to medical care for

providers. BoxyardRTP.com

residents of Western Wake County. rexhealth.com

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ALLIANCE RESIDENTIAL has purchased 17 acres of land in Morrisville and plans to redevelop the area into a luxury apartment community, Broadstone Trailside. Located at 5802 McCrimmon Parkway, construction will begin in 2019, and the project will open for residents in 2021. The development will be comprised of 263 units, with a mix of one-, twoand three-bedroom units and townhomes, averaging 1,016 square feet. allresco.com

CAROLINA PRESERVE, a retirement community in Cary, was awarded the 2019 Community Excellence Award by the Community Association

Wake County Commissioner

SIG HUTCHINSON has been appointed chairman of the national

Institute’s North

Parks, Open Space and Trails

Carolina chapter.

Subcommittee for the National

CAI, a trade

Association of Counties.

association, gives this honor

Hutchinson will serve a one-

to communities with boards and community managers who

year term. This newly-formed

demonstrate outstanding leadership and promote vibrant and

subcommittee is part of the

successful communities. These volunteers and professionals must

Environment, Energy and Land

master a spectrum of business, financial and legal issues plus tactfully navigate challenging human dynamics. cpamberly.net

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Use Steering Committee, which Hutchinson has been a member of since 2018. naco.org


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Wake County magnet schools create well-rounded students by challenging them with programs tailored to their strengths and exposing them to new experiences. Innovative and pioneering programs challenge students to think creatively and analytically to solve problems, while diverse student body populations enable students to learn and see things from a different perspective. Wake County magnet schools provide students the tools they need to see things differently.

Magnet schools enhance academic standards with innovative approaches to learning that maximize student potential. Students at magnet schools are challenged with programming that exposes them to new experiences. And the diversity of the schools enable students to learn and see things from different perspectives. Magnets open doors of opportunity and spark the imagination of students, preparing them to become responsible citizens in a global society.

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WARD FAMILY LAW GROUP WE KNOW DIVORCE IS DIFFICULT. 790 SE Cary Parkway, Suite 203, Cary

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Ward Family Law Group has helped families in Western Wake navigate the difficult issues of separation and divorce since 2000. We limit our practice exclusively to family law matters. At our law firm, you will find board-cer tified family law specialists, a Family Financial Mediator and a Parenting Coordinator ready to assist

you. Whether it’s a high-conflict child custody dispute, a complex equitable distribution case, or a serious domestic violence situation, our lawyers are equipped to help clients find timely, costeffective, creative solutions. No matter the size of your estate, your income, or your circumstances, we are here to help.


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Whether you’re planning a business meeting, business diner, holiday party, or simply a gathering of family and friends, no detail will be overlooked. We are committed to ensuring every event is expertly planned, from the varied menu selection to when the last guest bids adieu. Our private space, endearingly known as the Board Room, boasts beautiful mahogany wood throughout,

a full-service bar as well as two separate entrances/exits. We can accommodate your large company event or create an intimate setting for a party of ten. While Jimmy V’s menus are designed to suit a variety of needs and tastes, our planner will create a menu customized to your specifications. Our expertly trained staff, delectable food and attentive planning await you.

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DESTIN WE KNOW SIMPLIFIED LUXURY. destinnc.com (919) 521-4345 Sales by Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston New Homes & Land


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A vision of Leading Triangle luxury builders, Destin is a community that is redefining the fine art of living. This distinctive neighborhood is for those with discriminating taste desiring to downsize and simplify their luxury home without compromising on immaculate finishes and features. Destin is a new concept for the Triangle, marked by fine craftsmanship, 2,800 – 5,000 sf homes, concierge services, an elite builder team, private half-acre homesites, and unique amenities.

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CHEROKEE MEDIA GROUP WE KNOW WESTERN WAKE COUNTY. 301 Cascade Pointe Lane, Cary (919) 674.6020 cherokeemediagroup.com carymagazine.com mainandbroadmag.com


Cherokee Media Group (CMG) is a leading regional publisher with a diverse stable of media properties. Its City & Regional Division is best-known for publishing Cary Magazine, which celebrates the thriving communities of Cary, Morrisville and Apex. Launched in 2019, Main & Broad highlights the rapidly growing towns of Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina.

Look West, a guide for those new to Western Wake County, is published every summer. The CMG team also produces a weekly e-newsletter with more than 40,000 subscribers and hosts three annual signature events — the Women of Western Wake Forum, the Movers & Shakers celebration, and the Maggy Awards Party.


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CERTA PRO WE KNOW PAINTING IS PERSONAL. At CertaPro Painters® of Cary-Apex, NC, we know that finding the right team for your painting project can be overwhelming. We want you to have the best experience as we help your property come to life, and we strive to deliver on our promise of care and quality. With our professionals by your side, the process will be easy and convenient — leaving you time for what matters most. We Do Painting. You Do Life. The team at CertaPro Painters® of CaryApex, NC, is well-positioned to address the unique

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architectural styles and aesthetic requirements in your neighborhood. This allows us to give accurate quotes while providing high-quality workmanship. Whether you have a business facility that needs an exterior refresh or a traditional home that could use updated interior paint, we will work closely with you to minimize inconveniences, keep you constantly informed and deliver on our promises. CertaPro Painters of Cary-Apex has been serving the Cary and Triangle area for 20 years.

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CARE PLASTIC SURGERY WE KNOW NATURAL RESULTS AND PATIENT SAFETY. For over ten years Dr. Brian Coan of CARE Plastic Surgery has put patient safety and beautiful outcomes first. Recently voted Best Plastic Surgeon in Cary, the CARE state-of-the-art facility is centrally located in the Triangle neighboring the RDU international airport. Nationally known for his surgical excellence,

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Dr. Coan was featured on the Emmy-award winning program “The Doctors”, and has won numerous awards. When not busy operating, Dr. Coan and the CARE Plastic Surgery team are passionate about giving back to the local community through mentorship and charitable contributions.

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DORCAS MINISTRIES WE KNOW SERVING THE COMMUNITY. Dorcas Ministries has been serving the Cary and Morrisville community for over 50 years. We work to provide compassionate assistance, care for the immediate need, and to empower people to become self-sufficient. Our team, made up of over 600 volunteers and staff, work to assist all clients with dignity and respect,

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staff the Dorcas Thrift Shop, and help process your donated treasures. Bringing your items to Dorcas Ministries, you can be confident they are being used to help your neighbors in need. Knowing your items are essential to our mission, we hope the new changes to the donation area make the process easier and safer for everyone.

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ARTISAN HAIR WE KNOW HAIR. Artisan Hair is located in west Cary in Alston Town Center. We are a boutique, luxury hair salon with a relaxed, luxurious atmosphere. We specialize in high-end, modern hair services including: balayage, keratin treatments, and fashion-forward styling and precision haircutting. Our salon family is passionate about the hair industry and continuously 5039 Arco Street, Cary

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educated in the latest styles and trends. Our salon space provides an airy, sleek, modern design. We utilize the best color and styling products in the industry including: Wella, L’Oreal Pro, Pulp Riot, Arrojo, and Kerastase. Please call, stop-in, or follow us @artisanhaircary. We look forward to sharing our unique culture with you! artisanhaircary.com

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WINDSOR POINT WE KNOW RETIREMENT CHOICES. At Windsor Point you’ll feel the difference when you walk in the door. Windsor Point’s relaxed and friendly feel sets it apart from other retirement communities. “From the moment we arrived we were treated like long-lost friends,” commented one resident. Located in the heart of Fuquay-Varina, our residents enjoy small-town living close to shopping, recreational and cultural opportunities as well as major medical centers. Windsor Point is custom-made for its

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residents who choose from a selection of cottages and apartments, flexible dining plans, and fitness options. Housekeeping, maintenance, and transportation worries become a thing of the past. Windsor Point is a Life Plan Community (CCRC) with both Independent and Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing. Even if life changes course, our residents should never have to move again and may remain close to a spouse or friends in different levels of care.

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DANIEL’S RESTAURANT & CATERING WE KNOW HOW TO CELEBRATE! We’ve been celebrating our passion for NY-style Italian “comfort” food, wine and customer service with you for 23 years! From freshly sautéed dishes featuring our long-simmered marinara sauce, lemony Piccata or Franchaise sauce, or rich decadent cream sauces, to hand-stretched pizza baked on a real stone, and madein-house desserts, there is something for everyone. We

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offer a wine list boasting over 900 selections, local craft beers and a full bar, making every day a day to celebrate! Whether it’s a night out with your loved ones, friends or co-workers, Daniel’s is the perfect place to celebrate the little things and the big things! From a weekly dinner out to private dining to catering to enjoying a nice takeout meal, we’re here to enhance every occasion!

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FIVE GUYS WE KNOW FRESHNESS. Five Guys opened its first Cary location in 2007, and thousands of guests have been enjoying our burgers and fries throughout the Triangle ever since. The Five Guys concept was created in the late ’80s with one simple idea in mind: Become “the place” to get a fresh, juicy burger with all the toppings you could stuff between fresh-baked buns. Then and today, we serve only hand-formed burgers cooked to perfection on a grill along with fresh-cut fries cooked in pure peanut oil.

Our food is fresh (there are no freezers in any Five Guys), and our customers appreciate the homemade quality to it. With over 15 different toppings and sauces, there are 250,000+ ways for each guest to customize their burger! And, at many of our locations, you can customize a Five Guys milkshake the same way, with 11 different flavors and mix-ins. This is the reason why Five Guys has been honored with the Cary Magazine Maggy Award for “Best Burger and Fries” for 10 consecutive years!

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MADSEN MOTOR COMPANY WE KNOW PRE-OWNED LUXURY CARS. Want to drive a $50,000 car but only pay $30,000? For 28 years, Wayne and Craig Madsen have been helping customers do exactly that, by selling low-mileage, pre-owned luxury cars for a fraction of their new price, while providing a relaxed environment where discerning buyers feel comfortable. No sales manager, no finance guy, no pressure! Most Madsen cars are 1-owner, with factory warranties in effect. Whether Lexus, Mercedes, VW, or BMW, the basics of a Madsen car are always the same: a safe, reliable, hand-picked car in exceptional condition,

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well-serviced, meticulously cleaned, and offered for sale at a fair price. Madsen’s service department (with loaner cars) will keep your cars properly serviced without the new-car dealer price tag or pressure! If you want a specific car, the Madsen Car Search service will find you just what you are looking for. If you have a car to sell, the Madsens take trades and offer a Consignment Service – they will sell your car for a fee, and you avoid strangers showing up at your house. Check out MMC’s Google reviews, and pay them a visit sometime soon! You’ll never go back to a big dealer again.

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PRESTON FLOWERS WE KNOW FLOWERS. We are Preston Flowers & Gifts, your neighborhood florist, located at Stonecreek in Cary. We are dedicated to serving all of your floral needs for every occasion of your life. We are made up of experienced designers who provide you with the freshest flowers available. We are completely devoted to providing you with “wow” factor that you’ve never seen before. We 1848 Boulderstone Way, Cary

are partnered with you to bring a special joy to others — that only flowers can bring. We are excited to be a part of your weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, getwells, sympathies, proms or just because. We are a one-stop shop for fresh flowers, silk arrangements, candy, balloons, gifts, and cards. We are open until 8pm on Fridays for your convenience.

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BOVENIZER & BAKER ORTHODONTICS WE KNOW STRAIGHT SMILES. At Bovenizer and Baker Orthodontics, technology and smile finishes are key in producing amazing results. Their iTeroÂŽ Scanner replaces the uncomfortable, traditional putty impressions. 3D impressions are taken so you can visually see how your teeth will look. These scans are more accurate resulting in better fitting retainers, require less time in the chair, and are more comfortable. Dr. Bo and Dr. Baker are both Board Certified and

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aim to produce quality results with broader, artistically defined smile arcs. The doctors pay attention to the smallest details and care about microaesthetics. This means tooth shaping and gum lasering are included at no charge, which can really transform a patient’s smile and take it to the next level. The office is a nationally recognized office and an education site where other orthodontists come to observe their practice.

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TOWN & COUNTRY VETERINARIAN WE KNOW THEY’RE FAMILY. Dr. Nick Ashford established Town and Country Veterinary Hospital in 1995 with a vision of providing affordable, high quality veterinary care to the Cary, Apex and Holly Springs area. He also wanted to separate out the boarding and grooming aspect of a veterinary hospital, so he and his staff could focus on pet health care. Therefore, Town and Country Animal Care Center, which provides boarding, grooming, training and doggy daycare, is located right next door to Town and Country Veterinary Hospital.

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Town and Country Veterinary Hospital is now owned by Drs. Nick Ashford and Amanda Groulx who continue to strive to provide high quality veterinary medicine in a warm, family-like atmosphere. Our comprehensive veterinary services include preventative care, internal medicine, radiology, dentistry and surgery. At Town and Country Veterinary Hospital our mission is to celebrate the humananimal bond through competent and compassionate animal health care. We care!

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G.58 MODERN CHINESE CUISINE WE KNOW FINE DINING. Named one of the top 10 new restaurants of 2018 by The News & Observer, G.58’s modern approach to traditional Chinese cuisine offers an unforgettable fine dining experience. Dishes are prepared by the strong team of internationally recognized, award-winning master chefs from China — Hai Yang, ZhongBao Wang,

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Tao Tian and ChuanHui Chen — each showcasing their unique talents to create the extraordinary dishes of G.58. Diners can enjoy G.58’s impeccable service in the beautifully decorated indoor spaces, the outdoor patio or stylish bar. G.58 also has two private rooms available to host your special event.

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TRIBECA TAVERN WE KNOW WHISKEY. Housing one of the Southeast’s largest whiskey selections, be it Bourbon, Rye, American, Irish, Scotch, Japanese, Indian, or Canadian, we can find something for everyone; from the whiskey novice to the most experienced palate. Our handcrafted cocktails feature only the freshest ingredients to highlight the premium spirits that we have to offer

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on our Classic Whiskey Cocktail menu. At Tribeca Tavern, you will experience homegrown brews from our own Mash House Brewery, all while satisfying your taste buds from our chef-inspired menu. We pride ourselves on serving handcrafted burgers (ground in-house daily) and unique entrees featuring only locally sourced ingredients.

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MELLOW MUSHROOM WE KNOW HOSPITALITY. Here at Mellow Mushroom you’ll do more than just enjoy excellent pizza, you’ll become part of a family. When it comes to our guests, we strive to put hospitality and relationships at the top of our list. Our management team works to surpass expectations of all who enjoy delicious food, by creating an

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environment that will always allow us to put our guests first. We offer a welcoming atmosphere for all ages, so bring the kids, the team or your friends, and become a part of the Mellow Family seven days a week. Can’t make it to Mellow? No worries, we cater so we can bring the Mellow experience to you.

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PRIMROSE SCHOOLS WE KNOW EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. Children start learning from the moment they are born, and research shows that the first five years of a child’s life hold the most potential for development. Primrose pulled the best principles from well-known methods and theories and blended those with wisdom from today’s leading experts in early education to create the Primrose-exclusive approach, called Balanced Learning®.

The Balanced Learning approach balances play with guidance and instruction from teachers maximizing each child’s opportunity to learn, no matter his or her learning style. On the surface, children simply have fun and engage in purposeful play, but underneath is a comprehensive and integrated approach that provides an unparalleled early learning experience.

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ASHWORTH DRUGS WE KNOW OUR CUSTOMERS. Whether you are joining us for lunch, or trusting us to fill your prescriptions, pharmacists Cori and Paul are here to give you a friendly greeting and prompt professional service. Since 1957, our store has supplied an up-todate choice of OTC medications along with expert

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advice on selection and use. We also stock medical equipment, vitamins, and Hallmark greeting cards. Our old-fashioned soda fountain has long been a Cary Town gathering spot for friends and family alike. If you are new to town, drop by to say hello. We’d love to meet you.

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DUCK DONUTS WE KNOW FAMILY BUSINESS. Duck Donuts was founded 12 years ago as a family-run, family friendly business in the Outer Banks, and we’re keeping that tradition alive in the Triangle. We know flavor combinations to please every palate. From simple (cinnamon sugar) to sassy (maple icing with chopped bacon) to classic (chocolate icing with rainbow sprinkles), Duck Donuts sets the stage for memorable family meals and events.

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And we know that every minute is precious to busy moms and dads, so we make office catering a snap with mouth-watering donuts by the dozen and coffee for a crowd. Pre-orders welcomed! We also know birthdays and good report cards are cause for celebration, and watching your donuts from batter to box, hand-dipped and topped right in front of you, is a sweet reward. At Duck Donuts, it’s our family serving yours.

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IVY COTTAGE WE KNOW GIFTS AND HOME FURNISHINGS. Ivy Cottage is a family owned business that has been around for 24 years. We take great pride in providing our customers with an amazing shopping experience each time they walk through the door. Our devoted customers know they can count on finding something fabulous with each visit. The Ivy Cottage

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home furnishing and gift selection is one of the best in the triangle. We set up our vignettes fully accessorized and color blocked to give our customers inspiration! Our interior design services are incredibly popular, focusing on making your home look amazing, right down to the last accessory.

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ATLANTIC TIRE WE KNOW CUSTOMER SERVICE. Since 1998, Atlantic Tire & Service has prided itself on going above and beyond for their customers. With 5 locations in North Cary, South Cary, Raleigh, Durham and Wakefield, they are known in the community for impeccable customer service and ethics. In fact, they have won several prestigious awards which recognize such values, including the Eastern Better

Business’ Torch Award for Ethical Business Practices, as well as Tire Review’s Top Shop Award. Anthony & Beth Blackman, owners and operators, strive to give back to the community. The company supports 40+ nonprofits and organizations each year and holds complimentary car care clinics geared towards students, women and senior citizens.

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DIAMONDS DIRECT WE KNOW DIAMONDS. At Diamonds Direct, your love is celebrated through our passion for diamonds. In 1995, Diamonds Direct changed the landscape of fine jewelry retail by eliminating the middleman and selling diamonds directly to the end consumer. Our unique retail concept is accompanied by exceptional customer education, a vast selection of diamonds and fine jewelry, and 4401 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh

customer service guarantees and warranties that are unmatched in the industry. We first introduced our concept to Raleigh in 2008 and are proud to be the ultimate destination for fine jewelry in the greater Triangle area. Whether you are looking for a gift, an engagement ring, or wedding bands, we are here to help during all of life’s special moments! (919) 571-2881

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WHISK WE KNOW HOW TO SPICE THINGS UP. Located in Cary and dreamed up by Dan and Diana Saklad, Whisk is a unique, locally owned store where you can find everything for the cook. And we are proud to have been honored as the USA’s Kitchenware Retailer of the Year! We love to cook, experiment, and play in the kitchen. Whether it is a par ty, a gathering with family and friends, or a simple family dinner, we have always found the kitchen to be the center of

action in the house. Spending as much time as we do in the kitchen, we’ve come to understand how great kitchen gadgets, gourmet ingredients, and cookware can really transform your entire cooking experience. We created Whisk as a place for you to feel that same enjoyment by introducing you to great kitchenware products, and enhancing your culinary knowledge and proficiency through our cooking classes!

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ONCE IN A BLUE MOON BAKERY WE KNOW CAKE! Once in a Blue Moon Bakery has been a musttaste in the Triangle for over 20 years! We have been cranking out amazing cakes for weddings, custom cakes for birthdays, and specialty cakes for any occasion! Our lively staff provide exceptional customer service to create your perfect cake! We also

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offer a variety of cookies, brownies, cupcakes, pastries and sweet breads! Stop in and enjoy a hot cup of our custom blended fresh ground coffee, or relax with a calming cup of chamomile tea! Come savor the small business all of your friends and neighbors have been raving about!

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TRIANGLE WINE COMPANY WE KNOW WINE AND BEER. At Triangle Wine Company, we know that success comes from unparalleled customer service as well as an unmatched selection. So enjoy a glass of wine or beer at the bar and talk to our friendly team members.

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We want to get to know what you like so we can help you discover even more hidden gems. Join our mailing list or check out our website to see the different events and classes we offer...oh, and we also deliver!

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THE CARY THEATER WE KNOW YOU LOVE FILM. The Cary Theater staff is celebrating the heroes in our lives with its 2nd annual BEYOND: The Film Festival, a four-day cinematic experience to be held downtown this June. The festival attracts filmmakers from across the country to showcase their works in screenplay and short film competitions that embody this year’s “heroes”

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theme. The Cary is a beacon for our increasingly vibrant downtown, and your hometown destination for our very own film festival June 19-23. Mark your calendar to see all the films, and take part in filmmaking and screenwriting workshops, plus special tributes to our veteran heroes. Affordable art house cinema and live performances that are far beyond ordinary!

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THE MAYTON INN WE KNOW HOW TO BREAK EVEN. We know bourbon. With one of the best selections of bourbon in Wake County, we can help you explore this delicious world to your taste buds’ delight! If you’re looking to experiment risk-free, come on any Monday. We offer a Break Even Bottle, interesting and hard-tofind bourbons at our cost per shot. No tricks or strings attached (well, it is limit 1…).

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If bourbon’s not your thing (or it is, but you’re busy on Monday), come for our half-price wine bottle Wednesdays, or join us for live music every Friday night, 6-9pm on the terrace (kid and pet friendly!). While here, check out our great event spaces. We host so many weddings, retreats, showers & more!

(919) 670-5000

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ACADEMY STREET BISTRO WE KNOW DOWNTOWN DINING. Nestled in Downtown Cary’s Ashworth Village you will find the quaint & quiet Academy Street Bistro, owned by Executive Chef and 2017 Cary Magazine Movers & Shakers honoree Tom Havrish. Here you’ll find a small menu with large flavors, an extensive wine and spirit offering and daily lunch specials for a quick bite, as

200 South Academy Street, Cary

well as Sunday Brunch. While you’re always welcome in the dining room, you’re encouraged to sit and relax on the patio overlooking historic Downtown Cary. If you find yourself in the mood for a great Italian meal, make sure to head just down the road to Tom’s other establishment, Lugano Ristorante, off Cary Parkway.

(919) 377-0509

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R A L E I G H ’ S N E W E V E N T S PA C E F O R W E D D I N G S | R E C E P T I O N S | C O R O P O R AT E E V E N T S Beautifully renovated building in Five Points area Covered terrace with skyline view • Arched wood barrel ceiling • Intimate to 500+ guests 1125 Capital Blvd. • 919-833-7900 • thefairviewraleigh.com • Follow us @thefairviewraleigh.com • Managed by THEMEWORKS 146

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4401 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612

(919) 571-2881

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Subspecialty Interpretations and Advanced Imaging 3D Mammography & Women’s Imaging • Chest, Abdomen & Pelvic Imaging Neuro Imaging of the Brain, Head/Neck & Spine • Orthopedic & Sports Imaging Pediatric Imaging • Vascular & Interventional Radiology • Vein Therapy Locations across the Triangle Cary • Chapel Hill • Fuquay-Varina • Garner • Holly Springs • Knightdale • Morrisville Raleigh • Smithfield • Wake Forest

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Cary Magazine May 2019  

Spring Fashion, the 2019 Pet Parade and Female Entrepreneurs find their niche. Special Advertising Section: We Know Western Wake

Cary Magazine May 2019  

Spring Fashion, the 2019 Pet Parade and Female Entrepreneurs find their niche. Special Advertising Section: We Know Western Wake