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Publisher’s Letter Generation captures my attention every time their story is told, and—in an era filled with reality TV—these two couples personify enduring relationships that prove “happily ever after” is as real as it gets. Community is a word we toss around Photo by Mick Schulte
a lot these days; there are communities for all kinds of groups or organizations or interests. I looked up the meaning of community and found the definitions too
impersonal, so I decided to exercise some editorial license and play with my own reen Eggs and Ham was
interpretations: Community is place and
the very first book I read
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solo. I was 5 years old and
purpose. Community produces emotion,
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and care, and commitment. Here, we’re
the library to pick a book. I remember
surrounded by places and people who
reading and re-reading that Dr. Suess
make us thankful that this is our
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community. You can read about people
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who are helping other people in our stories
Libraries are magical places. Back then the library was one room in a small
about giving back, starting on page 78. And if you want to experience festive
brick building, with very little natural
celebrations in communities around west
light—thanks to few windows and tall
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shelves filled with books. (Granted, tall
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Commons in Cary on Saturday,
a child.) Still, I was mesmerized with the
wonder of so many books to be shared. Fast-forward a few decades and it takes a little more to leave me in that state of wide-eyed wonderment, but the new Cary Regional Library has done just that. Flooded with natural light, finished with dramatic architectural details, and stocked with content galore, this is a community landmark worth noting (page 28). Another community milestone is celebrated in our story on page 34; that’s
• Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, November 22nd, at Waverly Place in Cary. • Winter Wonderland at Park West Village in Morrisville, November 22nd through 24th. • Christmas on Salem Street in downtown Apex, December 6th through the 8th. • Main Street Christmas in Holly Springs, December 13th.
where you’ll meet two couples from Cary’s Woodland Terrace Senior Living
Wishing the happiest of holidays to all,
community who are each celebrating more than 70 years of marriage. Congratulations to Edith and David Ross and to Ovaline and Tom McArthur! The romance and resiliency of the Greatest
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Festive Holiday Looks Create a party face with French style.
Toasts of the Town Wine experts recommend the best pairings
Photo by Mick Schulte
features LAURA REAK (CENTER), ESL DIRECTOR AT CARYâ€™S COLONIAL BAPTIST CHURCH
for festive occasions.
The 2019 Holiday Gift Guide From fun to frivolous, there are presents for the young and young at heart.
Glazed & Enthused Eight of the best spots to claim your favorite sugar rush.
People Helping People Ordinary individuals providing extraordinary acts of care.
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Holiday portraits of your
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Experience a colonial Christmas
in historic Edenton.
Entertainment The year in music.
Landmark Cary Regional Library adds
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Celebrations From the Greatest Generation come testaments of enduring relationships.
In Every Issue
Cinnamon rolls, gingersnaps,
16 Social Scene
92 Healthy You
and winter kale salad.
46 Sister Cities
99 Out & About
Candid Conversation A celebrity chef opens a wine school for all.
Dine & Draft
New Around Town
114 Kaleidoscope Living
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ABBY MORENO OF PAWS FUR JOY PHOTOGRAPHY
Paws Fur Joy Photography aims to help local rescues by offering professional photos of your favorite furry friend. For Abby Moreno of Paws Fur Joy Photography, it was her childhood golden retriever Penny that helped her cope with the loss of her mom at a young age. It was the first time she realized just how much joy a dog could bring into the world and the various gifts they give usâ€”a lick after a long day at work, their unconditional love, and the comfort they provide in times of need.
GREG, AN 8-YEAR-OLD PUG ADOPTED BY JULIA BROWN.
All of Project Paws-Giving proceeds will be split evenly and donated to three local rescues: Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue, Pawsitively Pugs Rescue, and Love Mutts Rescue.
With her full-time job keeping her busy during the week, Abby spends her weekends volunteering with local rescues—snapping photos of dogs ready for adoption or photographing one of their local events. While brainstorming with her husband one evening, she decided to merge her love for photography and dogs into a fundraiser—Project PawsGiving. It’s the perfect opportunity to receive professional photos of your fur baby while giving back to the community. Every weekend through the end of November, pet parents will have the opportunity to sign up for a 45-minute photo shoot at one of the many parks here in the Triangle—Historic Oak View County Park, North Cary Park, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and Falls Lake. Add fun props, outfits, collars, bandanas, or anything else that complements the personality of your pet. The cost for receiving five fully edited images is up to you: Abby accepts any donation of the pet parent’s choosing, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be split evenly and donated
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to three local rescues (Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue, Pawsitively Pugs Rescue, and Love Mutts Rescue). The money will go toward vet costs and assist with surgeries, vaccines, microchipping, and much more. While a photo shoot is fun for many, other dogs are rather camera shy—but Abby insists that’s nothing to worry about. “My top priority is making the dog feel comfortable,” she says. “I get them used to the noise of the camera and make sure they warm up to me before the shoot. A lot of people tell me their dog doesn’t photograph well, but it only takes a fraction of a second to capture the shot—and if the dog is hyper or more active, we can grab action shots.” While Abby is not aiming for a specific dollar amount in donations, she hopes it is enough to make an impact. To reserve your time slot and your preferred location, contact Abby at firstname.lastname@example.org—but hurry as slots are booking fast!
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Christmas Colonial Style BY ELAINE KLONICKI
Historic Edenton is a scenic respite all year, but the holidays make it even more special.
As a colonial city, Edenton is steeped in history. Situated just two hours from Raleigh on the Albemarle Sound, this inner coastal locale with restored homes dating from the 1700s to the early 1900s is one of the prettiest small towns in North Carolina. For our 35th anniversary trip in August, my husband and I wanted to relax somewhere by the water without having to drive too far. Since we’re history buffs, we selected Edenton, established in 1712, in part because of its significance as the first European settlement in our state and one-time capital of the colony. Nicholas Sparks fans will remember Edenton as the location of the story in his book, The Rescue. Sparks described it as “a small town with a strong sense of community.” To his point, the townspeople were warm and friendly from the start of our visit to the end. We arrived at the welcome center on the waterfront to find that the next Edenton Bay Cruises tour was leaving in five minutes. The helpful gentleman at the desk ran outside and asked the captain to hold the boat for us. Captain Mark Thesier extended a hearty welcome as we boarded the six-passenger “Liber-Tea.”
With the boat hugging the land in the shallow bay, the captain told us of Edenton’s dramatic transition from a loud, industrial port that exported lumber and cotton to a quiet bay surrounded by elegant waterfront homes. In 1795, a hurricane silted the inlet, forcing the shipping traffic to move to nearby Norfolk. Over time, fill was brought in and the waterfront was redesigned, which led to the building of the stately homes seen there today. The resourceful people of Edenton further transformed the area through some impressive engineering feats: they rolled the Penelope Barker house on logs from its downtown setting to the waterfront; crafted a riverfront walkway from a recycled highway bridge; and moved the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse to the bay. After the boat ride we enjoyed sandwiches at 309 Bistro and Spirits, and then checked into our hotel, returning to the waterfront in time to view an amazing sunset. We took a stroll, following it with a sumptuous late-evening meal at The 51 House, overlooking the sound.
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CUPOLA HOUSE OPEN HOUSE
The next morning, we visited St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, built in 1736, before boarding the trolley. Our knowledgeable guide was Sharon Keeter, a fixture in the local area. She pointed out the homes of prominent North Carolinians from Edenton, an impressive list from signers of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution to a former enslaved African American turned published abolitionist.
On the trolley, the townsfolk waved to us and we waved back, celebrity style, and the street busker’s music enlivened the downtown storefront area. More adventurous folks might have gone kayaking or hiking, but we opted for lattes at Edenton Coffee House, a central gathering spot and the meeting place for a Saturday afternoon knitting group.
38TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOUR
The nearby Chowan Arts Council gallery featured beautiful artwork, sculpture, and jewelry. In response to our question about the high season there, the saleswoman explained that although June and July are the busiest months of the year, the holiday season is the most magical, drawing many visitors who want to take a step back in time. If you’re craving a one-day or weekend getaway in a charming Southern town, this is the perfect time of year to head to Edenton. It’s an easy drive, and your blood pressure will thank you.
The Edenton Holiday Schedule EDENTON CHOWAN CHRISTMAS PARADE
December 6th Christmas Tree Lighting and Flotilla, Children’s Choir, and Santa!
December 7th Edenton Chowan Christmas Parade
December 13th–14th The 38th Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes
Photo courtesy of VisitEdenton.com
Cupola House Open House James Iredell House Open House with Costumed Interpreters and Cookies Confection Perfection Sweets by the Sound at the Chowan Arts Council Gallery
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We learned about the Edenton Tea Party in 1774, where 51 women, headed by Penelope Barker, sent letters to King George III and a British newspaper, eschewing British tea and textiles due to the “taxation without representation.” The British government ignored the women’s demands, and London publications labeled the ladies of Edenton “uncontrollable.”
THE YEAR IN
MUSIC BIG STAGES AND RISING STARS MADE FOR A MUSIC FAN’S DREAM IN 2019. BY BRYAN C. REED
In the thaw of early spring, the stalwart Raleigh punk label Sorry State Records issued American Idylls, a sprawling compilation of local punk bands intended to offer a memento of a place and time in the city’s perennially productive underground hardcore and punk scenes. And as a long summer stretched into fall, a pair of Raleigh natives—11-yearold violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa and singer Christal Sanders Rheames, a member of the Voices of Service military vocal group—competed in the nationally broadcast finals of America’s Got Talent. From the underground scenes of boutique record labels and tiny club shows to the nation’s biggest stages, Raleigh has proved time and again that it’s a hotbed for musical talent of all stripes. And, increasingly, the City of Oaks is playing host to some big stages of its own.
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FESTIVAL SEASON ALL YEAR ‘ROUND Last fall, Hurricane Florence washed out the highly anticipated Dreamville Festival, organized by North Carolina native J. Cole. But the cancellation might have been a blessing in disguise. Having been scheduled for an already crowded September weekend, Dreamville benefitted from the delay to claim a sunny April weekend all to itself. Dreamville brought Cole, Nelly, Grammy-nominated North Carolina–native Rapsody, and rising star SZA, among others, to Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh. As for September? It stayed plenty busy in 2019. The weekend following Labor Day, Hopscotch Music Festival celebrated its tenth iteration. The festival’s headlining sets boasted indie-rock icons Sleater-Kinney and Chvrches, as well as R&B impresario Raphael Saadiq, along with the recently reunited,Triangle-bred hip-hop duo Little Brother. Club stages were packed with sounds ranging from hip-hop and electronic pop to heavy metal and psychedelic rock.
Soon after, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) held its annual conference and festival— Wide Open Bluegrass—and, for the first time ever, made its main stage performances free to the public. For fans of the high-lonesome sound, that meant a gratis pass to see super groups like Del McCoury Band with Sam Bush, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jon Fishman of Phish, and others, as well as I’m With Her, the trio of Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, and Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins. The month ended with the North Carolina State Fair hosting its annual Homegrown Music Fest; its headlining performances drew longtime icons like the Charlie Daniels Band and beach-music pioneers The Embers, as well as jazz impresario Branford Marsalis and rising country-rock band American Aquarium. The fair’s daytime shows offered a wide array of interesting acts as well—ranging from the heavy rock of Lightning Born and Solar Halos to Boulevards’ neo-funk and Bombadil’s charming folk-pop; from The Holland Brothers’ classic Americana to “neo-cosmic Americana jams;” and from Kamara Thomas to Young Bull’s electro R&B. Clearly the live music scene gave music lovers plenty of opportunities to dive deep into their favorite sounds. But the Triangle’s bands didn’t just stick to hometown gigs. Big studio releases from some of the area’s finest have earned acclaim well beyond the Old North State. 2019’s BIGGEST BREAKOUTS Notable releases from local bands arrived on a regular basis throughout 2019. No matter where your tastes lie, there was something to whet the appetite. Heavy metal supergroup Lightning Born (featuring members of Corrosion of Conformity and Demon Eye) debuted with a self-titled slab of vintage hard-rock riffs and searing vocals. Boulevards continued their streak of compelling funk revival with Yadig! while the widely acclaimed folk-rock outfit The Mountain Goats took inspiration from Dungeons & Dragons for their latest, In League with
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Dragons, and Mandolin Orange issued another vital piece of emotionally stirring acoustic Americana. Little Brother—a group that has seen the highs and lows of success in the music industry—made a righteous comeback with the surprise release of May The Lord Watch, their first album in almost a decade, and a clear return to form for the group. But few stars shone brighter than violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa. North Carolina has spawned more than its fair share of telegenic talent-show stars, from Clay Aiken and Scotty McCreery to Chris Daughtry and Kellie Pickler. So it’s not surprising that the talent-rich region launched a charismatic performer to the finals of America’s Got Talent. What took the 11-year-old musician to that stage is more than just the heart-wrenching backstory of surviving school bullying and leukemia: It’s the fact that he’s developed a prodigious talent for performance, from merging his fluid violin melodies with contemporary pop songs to commanding a stage and an audience. And Butler-Figueroa isn’t alone in the state in earning remarkable accolades. For the Snow Hill–born rapper Rapsody, accolades are almost expected. Early in her career, Rapsody caught the attention of producer 9th Wonder, who signed her to his label, It’s A Wonderful World Music Group. Collaborations with the likes of Raekwon, Jean Grae, and Kendrick Lamar soon followed, and in 2016, she signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label to release 2017’s two-time Grammynominated Laila’s Wisdom. So to say Rapsody set a high bar for herself would be an understatement. Naturally, she hurdled right over it with this year’s follow-up, Eve. Accolades abound, with Rolling Stone calling the album “a masterpiece of hip-hop feminism” and “easily one of the best rap records of the year.” It doesn’t feel right to name any year the “Best Ever,” but for music fans, this one certainly had a lot to offer. Here’s hoping that momentum carries into 2020.
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Cary Regional Library, opening in November, adds a new chapter to community enrichment. B Y C H E RY L C A PA L D O T R AY L O R PHOTOS BY JOE REALE
One of my earliest memories is walking into my townâ€™s public library and staring at the shelves of books. The library was only the size of a large bus, but to me it represented the world. And Marjorie, the librarian, handed me the library card that served as my passport. Here in Wake County, we have a magnificent library system that delights both children and adultsâ€”and it keeps growing. In November, the new Cary Library opens as the eighth regional library in the Wake County Public Library System. With an estimated 250,000 patrons visiting the current community library each year and an annual circulation of 360,000 books, it was time for Cary Community Library to become Cary Regional Library. Plans have been in effect for the transformation since a 2008 bond issue passed, but then the recession hit and building plans were delayed. The groundbreaking was finally held in June 2018, and Cary citizens have watched eagerly as the new library has grown into full stature.
SHINY AND NEW The new library, located in Cary’s Downtown Park, is surrounded by nature. Visitors are sure to appreciate the complementary colors that echo indoors. Shades of green, blue, and brown blend the carpets, walls, and wood ceilings with the views outside the windows. Murals decorate the walls with enchanting nature scenes. Cary Regional Library Manager Liz Bartlett predicts the second-floor adult reading area will be a favorite spot for visitors as the corners are almost completely glass, offering dramatic views of the park. The technology, furniture, and shelving are all shiny and new. Books are the only existing items to come from across the street—but with room for 125,000 books, most will be new. Even some staff will be new, and all of this new growth is great news for the community. As the number of staff doubles to include eight librarians, new opportunities will be available to the public. Librarians are a community’s unsung heroes, and do much more than one might expect. “We are as much about information as we are about books,” Bartlett says. Patrons can make an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one assistance through several services, including “Research It,” which offers in-depth research support; “Get That Job,” which assists with resumes and navigating online applications; and “Device Advice,” which teaches how to use various electronic devices such as e-readers and iPhones. One of the most exciting changes will be an increase in the number of adult programs and services available. 30 | CaryLiving.com
Humanities programs are planned that will bring in speakers to talk about history, culture, and art. Bartlett says the library will host events in conjunction with The Town of Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources department and the Page-Walker Arts and History Center. “We want to focus on the community around us, and offering many different programs will draw different people in,” she says. Readers can expect to find more book clubs, and two popular adult programs that will also be available are “Craft It” and “Music at the Library.” While many of the children’s programs remain the same, some will be expanded and a weekly teen program will be added. Wake County libraries are geared specifically toward reading experiences, so the items available always focus on content. In addition to hardcopy books, the libraries offer audiobooks, e-content (e-books and e-audio), and video content through online streaming services like NC Live and Films on Demand. Other online resources and databases include Mango Languages, Consumer Reports, and Ancestry.com (onsite only). The library takes you everywhere you want to go, and the possibilities are limitless. Add all the newness to the existing goodness— community meeting space, study space for students, free use of computers and WiFi access, and a great environment—and you see the total package of benefits that a regional library offers. “All we are trying to do is offer you more of what you already love,” says Bartlett.
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Take Note • The Fuquay-Varina Community Library opened in September 2020. • In December, the Eva Perry Regional Library in Apex will close for renovations, with plans to reopen by June. • Morrisville Community Library is scheduled to open in June 2020.
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wo couples at Cary’s Woodland Terrace Senior Living community are celebrating more than 70 years of marriage. Neither couple originates from North Carolina, but spend a few moments listening to them as they share tidbits from their years of commitment and you’ll be proud they call Cary home. The year was 1948, when Edith and David Ross met on a train from Paris to Marseille. Edith was making her way to Israel, looking for a new beginning. David, also on his way to Israel, had been a soldier in the British Army training to land at Singapore, a former British protectorate, to fight the occupying Japanese. When they passed each other in the boxcar, Edith struck up a conversation with the handsome young man. He, of course, was only too happy to pass the hours-long train ride talking with her. When the train finally arrived in Marseille, Edith and David parted ways. The lack of infrastructure in Israel’s early days of becoming a nation could have prevented them from ever seeing each other again. But something made Edith give David her future address in Israel, just in case. Weeks later, David appeared on Edith’s front doorstep, unannounced. “This is great!” Edith remembers thinking, when she opened her door to find David standing there in front of her. “It was a crazy time in Europe,” David says of his impromptu decision to find Edith. After a whirlwind romance, the couple married in Israel, where Edith and David stayed for two years. They relocated to London for four years, and finally, in 1953, settled in the States, where they raised a family. When their kids had grown, Edith and David began traveling together to places like Italy, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. They returned to Paris many times over
From the Greatest Generation come testaments of enduring love.
the course of their marriage—they will celebrate 71 years on February 2nd—and they still reminisce about a particular wine-and-baguette picnic they enjoyed one afternoon on the banks of the Seine. When asked how they managed conflict over the years, “We compromise,” is their unrehearsed, simultaneous answer. For Ovaline and Tom McArthur, who celebrated 72 years of marriage on October 3rd, their adventures together also began soon after World War II. Tom returned home to Ohio after having served in the Navy on the USS Kimberly at Okinawa. Ovaline had been around Tom plenty of times before the war, since his little sister was her best friend. Before the war, he had only ever thought of her in those terms, never paying Ovaline much attention. During his time overseas, however, Ovaline had grown into a young woman, and it wasn’t long before the two found themselves in the same circle of friends, hanging around the local candy and soda shop. Tom’s mother often goaded Tom into asking Ovaline out, but it wasn’t until another young man walked her home one evening that the wheels in Tom’s head really started turning. “If she’s old enough for Jack, she’s old enough for me,” Tom remembers thinking to himself. And that was that. Tom sold his car to buy a set of wedding rings and a hope chest for Ovaline, and they were married soon after. “Sometimes,” Ovaline confesses, “We still look at each other and say, ‘I don’t know how I got you.’” They may still be marveling that they ‘got’ each other, but for the rest of us, it’s helpful to know how they kept each other.
PHOTO BY BRITTANY MURDOCK EDITH AND DAVID ROSS SHOW OFF A PHOTO FROM THEIR WEDDING DAY.
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PHOTO BY SEASON MOORE PHOTOGRAPHY OVALINE AND TOM McARTHUR FLIP THROUGH MEMORIES.
“Sometimes we still look at each other and say, ‘I don’t know how I got you.’”
“The secret is taking your hearing aid out,” Tom jokes— but more seriously adds, “We’ve been very blessed.” He also cites involvement in their Methodist church as a source of support. The McArthurs have enjoyed traveling—together and with their grandchildren, who now have children of their own. The couple boast of having visited every state in the Union. When health allowed, biking and golfing were shared interests, as well as cruising to different parts of the world. Neither the Rosses nor the McArthurs can remember the subject matter of a single argument, although both couples are fairly certain they happened. But it seems that having the humility to compromise for the sake of the other, and the wisdom to know when to turn the hearing aids down, are good advice for any relationship. Pair that with shared interests, plenty of adventure, outside support— and maybe a dash of romantic picnicking—and you’ve got a solid recipe for marriage success. It’s our pleasure to say congratulations to both couples, and thank them for sharing a bit of relationship wisdom and romance with all of Cary.
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For the Dough:
3 Tbsp 1 cup 1 packet 3 Tbsp ¼ tsp 2½ cups
1. In a pot on medium heat, heat the butter and milk just until melted and hot. Pour mixture into a large bowl. Sprinkle yeast evenly over the top and let sit for 10 minutes.
butter milk instant yeast sugar salt flour
For the Filling: ¼ cup 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp 2 tsp
butter, softened maple syrup sugar cinnamon
For the Frosting: 1 cup 1 Tbsp 1 Tbsp
powdered sugar maple syrup milk
2. Add the sugar and salt to the yeast mixture and stir to combine. Add the flour in 3 parts, stirring in-between each pour to form a dough. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 1 minute. 3. Lightly grease a bowl with cooking spray or butter and add the dough ball. Cover it tightly with plastic wrap and let sit on the counter to rise for 1 hour. 4. Beat together the butter, maple syrup, sugar, and cinnamon and set aside. 5. Preheat oven to 375°.
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6. Remove dough from bowl and place on a lightly floured surface. Roll into a long rectangle using a rolling pin. 7. Spread the filling over the dough, leaving a 1-inch strip along the top. Starting at the bottom (the side closest to your body), begin to gently roll the dough up into a long log shape until you reach the top. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 9 pieces and place in a lightly greased 9-inch cast iron pan or square baking dish. 8. Bake for 26–28 minutes until rolls are golden brown. While you wait, prepare the frosting by stirring together the powdered sugar, maple syrup, and milk until smooth. Remove rolls from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Add the frosting on top and enjoy right away!
Cookies Ingredients 1 cup 1 cup ½ tsp ½ tsp ½ tsp ½ cup 2
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almond flour brown rice flour cinnamon ground ginger baking soda vegan butter (softened; slightly melted & runny) light brown sugar, packed molasses
Directions 1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large mixing bowl, stir together almond flour, brown rice flour, spices, and baking soda. 2. In a separate mixing bowl or a stand mixer bowl, combine the the vegan butter, brown sugar, and molasses. Stir well. 3. Pour half of the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir using a large spoon. Add the remaining dry ingredients and stir until nicely mixed. 4. Roll dough into golf ball–sized balls and place on a baking sheet. You should have about 16 balls. 5. Bake for 12–14 minutes or until golden brown. Let sit for 1-2 minutes on the baking sheet before moving to a cooler pan.
Winter Kale Salad
with Maple Tahini Dressing For the salad:
2 cups 1 Tbsp 4 cups 1 cup 1 cup 1 /3 cup
1. Preheat oven to 425Â°. In a large baking dish, add the butternut squash and toss with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Bake for 35 minutes, stirring halfway through.
butternut squash, cubed olive oil kale, chopped red cabbage, chopped pomegranate seeds pecans, halved salt & pepper
For the dressing:
2. A few minutes before the squash has finished cooking, whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
Âź cup 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp
3. Assemble the salad. In a large bowl add the kale, followed by the red cabbage, pomegranate seeds, pecans, and cooked squash. Drizzle with the maple tahini dressing.
tahini sauce lemon juice maple syrup warm water
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Wine Wisdom For All BY KURT DUSTERBERG
A celebrity chef brings her food and beverage expertise to Raleigh with the Vitis House Wine School.
LOADING DOCK 1053 ON WHITAKER MILL ROAD FEATURES DRAMATIC NEON LIGHTING BY ACCLAIMED ARTISTS NATE SHEAFFER AND LOUIS ST. LEWIS.
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or many years, Doreen Colondres has been a woman on the go. She breezes into a room with her hands full and a smile on her face, eager to share her story and happy to be coming from her whirlwind, busy life to where she is now. But for Colondres—a celebrity chef who has had her hand in a lot of pots—life isn’t slowing down. After years spent as a celebrity chef, a brand and corporate spokesperson, and a multi-platform food and beverage professional via the brand The Kitchen Doesn’t Bite, she is now ready to indulge another passion: Colondres has opened Vitis House Wine School in Raleigh. This latest venture comes after she recently completed her coursework with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), a worldwide organization that offers educational training for professionals in the industry as well as wine enthusiasts. Raised in Puerto Rico and a longtime Miami resident, Colondres never imagined settling in Raleigh, but that all changed a year ago when she was charmed by a visit to the Triangle. Now she is ready to give up her life of constant travel in hopes that she will leave her signature on the Triangle’s palate. NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019
How did you come to have your love for cooking? My grandfather was a professional chef. In my grandmother’s family, we used to have 30 different ingredients [growing] in the backyard, so always, food was my passion. I started cooking for my family when I was nine. How did you get your professional start? I studied marketing and business and worked in the food industry for a few years, did a lot of cooking classes and tasting for friends at home, and [ultimately] created the brand The Kitchen Doesn’t Bite. From there, I started becoming a celebrity chef, doing cooking shows all over. I had three shows in 16 countries with FOX, in Spanish. You went to college in Puerto Rico, culinary school in the United States, and you’ve been a brand ambassador for a lot of companies: Frito Lay, Goya, Bumblebee tuna, Barilla pasta. How did you become involved with them? I was working in promotions in Puerto Rico at 16, and I moved to Miami when I was 23. I was a spokesperson for different brands at food events and conventions. Using my markteting background, I helped create content and recipes, and I helped them approach U.S. markets.
Your other passion is wine, which led you to Raleigh. How did that happen? Last year one of my clients hired me to do a healthy cooking show for their employees in Raleigh. So I came, and I completely fell in love with the people. I was staying at The Umstead when I got the call from WSET saying that I had passed my Level 3 [test], so I had to go downstairs and ask for some bubbles. I fell in love with the wine I ordered, then I became really good friends with the importer, who is based here in Raleigh. After that, I started calling him and saying, “What about a wine school in North Carolina?” I came back for two or three weeks last October, did some research, and [realized] I like this place! I want to do it. So I went back to Miami and sold everything in two months.
recognized worldwide. If you work in the industry, you’re going to sell more, make more money [when you have that recognition]. You’re going to get a better reputation. How did your first class go? Outstanding! WSET celebrated its 50th anniversary recently, so they developed this special course for all the schools to celebrate. It was a pairing course, and it sold out in a week. The most beautiful thing is we had all types of people.: young people, seniors, people of all colors and nationalities. It was really awesome. Do you have a timetable for cooking classes? Cooking classes will begin early next year. Each class will be for two hours, with 12 people, and the food will be mostly Mediterranean and Hispanic. I have always dreamed about having my own cooking school. If I’ve been saying to people that the kitchen doesn’t bite, I can’t open a restaurant; it has to be a cooking school, but a fun cooking school. There are an awful lot of people today who consider themselves foodies. A lot of people cook, and a lot of people want to cook. Yes, and especially in North Carolina. It’s almost ready to explode; it has everything. People are so open to learn and discover new types of food and taste new flavors and ingredients; I think it’s going to be awesome. With my expertise, I can see even a local chef taking one of the classes to understand, for example, ceviche. I will show you a Peruvian ceviche versus a Mexican ceviche versus one from my country—they are all totally different. Then the final goal will be to do culinary trips and wine trips—to Spain, to France, to Argentina.
I don’t drink wine; I taste wine. At the end, the best wine is the one that you like.
You’ve opened Vitis House Wine School at the Loading Dock in Raleigh, Dock 1053. So, tell us about it. It is a wine and cooking school, but we’re starting first with the wine. We have classes and courses. The two-hour classes I’ve designed are two hours. It’s not the typical tasting that most people get. It’s a fun tasting, but you’re going to learn a lot. There’s so much to tell of the story behind a city—the history, the winemaking process. But there is nothing formal. What about the courses, how are they different than classes? The courses are WSET courses. It’s the most prestigious wine school in the world. They have about 750 program providers like me. They’re designed for wine lovers, people who work in the industry, collectors. Anyone can take the courses. You take an exam at the end. Depending on your score, you will get a pin. That is very important. It is 44 | CaryLiving.com
With your background—the wine, the accent, the Hispanic cooking influence—I imagine you’re excited to bring something different to an American audience. Is that part of what you enjoy? Yes, but I also enjoy the opportunity to help communities. I have the opportunity to spread the word about healthiness. Sometimes we think, because we live in great cities, that everyone gets information. It doesn’t matter if the show that I’m doing is for five people or 3,000 people, there is always a mission to deliver a message. Back to wine for a moment: Is it difficult to develop an educated palate for wine? Practice will get you there. Don’t push yourself to look for an aroma or look for a flavor—if [a label] says chocolate, close your eyes and try to connect with that chocolate. Chefs are supposed to have more delicate senses, but it took me a while with wine. [At first], I was always tasting with someone who had more experience than me. So, despite your expertise, you’re not a wine snob? I’m not, and I never will be! (Laughs.) Part of it is to enjoy the time that you [spend] tasting the wine. I don’t drink wine; I taste wine. At the end, the best wine is the one that you like.
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Historic villages, candlelight tours, and family outings. Old Salem at Christmastime
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Take a break from the hustle and bustle of our modern-day holidays with a trip to Old Salem Museum & Gardens in Winston-Salem. A preserved and restored Moravian village, the historic district at Old Salem includes over 90 buildings and 100 acres of gardens and landscapes, and features hands-on demonstrations by historic craftsmen at select stops. The village celebrates the holidays from mid-November through January 1st, with authentic period decorations true to the village’s past. The village also hosts a special weekend celebration, Salem Saturdays at Christmas, as well as a candlelight evening, Salem Night: Softly the Night is Sleeping.
Did you know? North Carolina Fraser firs have been selected for White House Christmas trees more than any other state—13 times since 1971. Last year, a tree from Mountain Top Fraser Fir Farm in Newland adorned the White House’s Blue Room. And what better way to create holiday memories than with a trip to the mountains to choose and cut your own Christmas tree? Many farms offer campfires with marshmallow roasting, hay rides, Santa visits, and Christmas shops. Whether you make the trek in one day or plan to spend a long weekend, the change in elevation will energize your soul. (Visit NCChristmasTrees.com to search for tree farms by town or type of tree.)
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Model your party face with a French connection.
STORY AND STYLIST DESIGN BY KAT HARDING P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y S C O T T K E L LY
According to Julie Hafer, it’s not that French women have a je ne se quoi, but that they are bien dans la peau (comfortable in their skin). French women have an effortless and timeless style, which has been the subject of countless blogs, articles, and books. Through Hafer’s skincare and beauty line, Beauty Ethics, as well as the classes offered at her French Beauty School, she aims to bring some of the carefree French confidence to the American woman (or man). “The stereotype for French women is that they’re very confident,” says Hafer, explaining some of the motivation behind her classes. “That’s a huge part of what I’m trying to [help] people [become] more comfortable with.”
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A Raleigh native, Hafer lived in France for a year while in college, where she majored in French, and her love of the country and culture solidified. She has kept her passion for the language alive through tutoring and conversational groups stateside, while working as a makeup artist. She travels back to France yearly for a skincare conference, and she and her husband recently bought a fixer-upper chateau there.
Hafer has always paid close attention to what ingredients were working on her clients’ faces, noting that while everyone’s skin is different, there are some standout ingredients. After years of observation, she decided to start a skincare line—and Beauty Ethics was officially born in 2012. The line now features skincare products (serums, micellar water, and moisturizer) and makeup (eyeliner sticks, blush, and bronzer), plus a full line of brushes. Clients can pop in to the shop and leave with a custom lipstick, uniquely mixed for their color preference and skin tone. “To have a drawer full of lipsticks that you never use, versus just having one or two custom colors that you really like—that’s amazing,” Hafer says. More than a makeup artist, Hafer is also a skincare advisor; she encourages clients to bring in all of their skincare products to cull through and figure out the essentials. Her website features prebuilt routines for skin issues like acne, aging, and dryness, or just for the curious NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019
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beginners. Above all else, she wants to create products that people love to use. When she started working with a female chemist, who better understood the goals of Hafer’s makeup, everything clicked into place. “I don’t think you should engage in beauty routines if you don’t enjoy it,” Hafer declares. Which leads us to January 2019, when she started the French Beauty School, the perfect combination of her passions. Her class topics have ranged from the smoky eye to subtle foundation tips and tricks. Throughout all of the lessons, she serves up select French vocabulary lists, including makeup translations and the ethos of French women: confidence, pampering, and being at ease with oneself. And of course French wine and cheese are on deck. “While I’m doing makeovers, I use the words and get people to repeat the words, and I tie it into whatever lesson I’m doing,” Hafer says. “And I’m serving French wine and cheese, turning it into a party, all while giving makeup lessons.” “It’s really freeing to be able to feel comfortable in your own skin and to let your skin show,” says Hafer, after pointing out one of her favorite words on her French vocab list: insouciante, or carefree. For the holiday season, Hafer took us through two Frenchinspired looks, perfect for your festive date night or office celebration. Done up, but just enough to keep you feeling coquette, or stylish—not travaillé, or overdone. Joyeux Noël!
HolidayLooks Exclamation Eyes! The second look plays up your eyes, instead of your lips. Start the look much like the first, with Five Factor Gel and Quick Cover concealer. Add some excitement with a hint of blush on the apples of your cheeks, blended with a soft highlighter on your cheekbones, and polish it off with a light layer of Dual Activ Powder for extra coverage. For drama, start with a bold color on the lids of your eyes, taking care not to apply too high (which will create creases). Hafer chose a festive dark green cream eyeshadow for this holiday statement. Add shimmery gold liner at the upper lash line. Blend into the lid, and then use black liquid eyeliner to add definition.
Simple Sophistication The first look is a simple, fresh face with a bold lip. Hafer notes the French like a look that doesn’t appear too fussed with—so keep in mind your look doesn’t have to be “perfect,” and you can feel empowered to let your skin show through. Start with Beauty Ethics’ Five Factor Gel to prep your face and help control oil, then add concealer (try BE’s Quick Cover) as your coverage where needed. Add dimension with a swipe of blush or bronzer, blending around your face. Set your makeup with a light powder, like BE’s Dual Activ Powder, which will even out skin and provide a little extra coverage. Keep the eyes simple with Champagne-colored eyeshadow over the lid and a brush of mascara. Bold lips are the showstopper! Start with one coat of a bright color, like this pink from Beauty Ethics. Apply with a brush for more precision, and do not get into the corners of your mouth—you don’t want color settling there. Blot before applying a second coat. Dust everything with an oil-absorbing blotting powder and add another touch of mascara, and you’re ready to go! 52 | CaryLiving.com
Complete the look with a simple irridescent lip gloss. Add a swipe of blotting powder to set your look, finish off with a touch of mascara, and off you go!
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toasts of the
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Area wine experts recommend the best pairings. The best parts of the holidays revolve around food: Thanksgiving dinner, holiday cookies, office potlucks. And where there’s food, there’s usually wine. We asked wine experts around Raleigh for the bottles (and cans and boxes) they grab on the way to the party. Heed their recommendations to make the perfect pairing. Seth Hoffman has been running the Raleigh Wine Shop on Glenwood Avenue for nine years. Organized geographically, the shop is a wonderland of interesting wines from around the world. Hoffman tells us what he’s buying on the way to a get-together. Set this out while hosting: Bridge Lane Red Blend. Box wines have come a long way since the days of Franzia. This Bridge Lane Red Blend is the perfect box to put out on your counter and let your guests self-serve while you’re finishing up in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day. Each box holds four three-liter bottles, so no one will be bugging you to find the wine opener and ask where the recycling is.
This well-made, tasty wine has broad appeal, and— if you don’t finish it up in one day—can last about a month after opening. Drink this with your beer-loving buddies: Sprezza Vero Spritz Italiano drinks are vermouth cocktails. (Vermouth is a fortified aromatized wine, so it makes the list!) These cocktails in a can have a low ABV and are housed in a lined aluminum can, so there’s no risk of aging. Crack one open while hanging with the craft beer crowd or pour into a glass and garnish with a twist of orange. A little bit bitter, a little bit sweet, these cocktails are perfect for a holiday get-together. A wine for a feast: Uncork the 2015 Vietti Barolo Castiglione during a big meal. Made from Italy’s Nebbiolo grape, this heavy, rich wine is perfect for fall and food, cutting through full-fat meals and cleansing your palate. An elegant wine, it can stand up to meats like short ribs or veggie meals like mushroom risotto. The perfect wine for your flawless holiday meal!
BRIDGE LANE RED BLEND • SPREZZA VERO SPRITZ ITALIANO 2015 VIETTI BAROLO CASTIGLIONE
ASHLEY MALINOWSKI, Crawford and Sons, Jolie
CLOS CIBONNE • CLOS CIBONNE ROSÉ • ANTHILL FARMS PINOT NOIR
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Another of Raleigh’s wine connoisseurs, Ashley Malinowski has been busy lately. A 20-year industry vet, she’s been in North Carolina just a year, managing Crawford and Sons and serving as the wine pro at Raleigh’s hottest new restaurant, Jolie, where she built up their wine list from scratch. She told us what to order when celebrating the holidays at Jolie. Drink with ever ything: Malinowski recommends a Clos Cibonne made from the Tibouron Rogue grape. This earthy, herbal, and light wine pairs well with any food. It can play well with stuffing, turkey, or any of the other heavy foods of feasts. A truly versatile wine, this one will please the vegetarians, omnivores, and everyone in-between. Sip this if you’re missing your summer rosés: Holiday weather in North Carolina is completely variable. Are you going
to get to wear your new jacket? Who knows! If you love the summer and don’t want to give up your rosé, snag a bottle of Clos Cibonne’s rosé. Made from the Tibouron grape with a touch of Syrah and Grenache, this one is closer to an orange wine. It has a little oomph that ages well and will be the perfect transition wine between summer and fall, and on into winter. For a special occasion: Plan to propose over the holidays? Congratulations! Celebrate the special occasion (or any special occasion, really) with an Anthill Farms Pinot Noir from their Campbell Ranch Vineyard. This wine is not widely distributed, as it is a small production, and is usually limited to a subscription list. However, Malinowski has stocked the tasty bottle on Jolie’s reserve wine list. Made from 20-year-old vines, the wine is savory and classic.
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Where there’s FOOD There’s usually WINE
MATT ARNOLD, Wine Feed
Rounding out our experts list is Matt Arnold of Wine Feed, truly a serious sommelier. By his own words, he’s addicted to studying wine— and his business reflects that, stocking thoughtful and storied wines. He grew up with family dinners and an appreciation for wine, and has even spent time making the beverage in California. Perfect for a party: Charles Orban Carte Noir Brut Champagne features Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes and packs a punch. The bubbly beverage goes well with just about any food, making it the perfect bottle to bring to that party where you’re unsure of the menu. Plus, there’s nothing like hearing the cork pop to signal that it’s time to celebrate. Bring to impress the art lovers: La Maialina’s Gertrude Toscana is the ultimate 58 | CaryLiving.com
crowd-pleasing wine. Made from a blend of red grapes, it has rustic, leathery notes with a higher acidity, sure to match any dish. A party wine, it has a slightly higher ABV than other blends. Plus, like Arnold points out, it has a cool label. While he doesn’t recommend picking wine based on the label alone, it’s a great conversation starter! Potluck pleaser: Like Malinowski, Arnold doesn’t shy away from a fall and winter rosé. The Il Chiosso Ficorosa Rosé tastes like a really dry red wine, with lots of fruitiness. Like any Italian wine, it goes well with food and works great at a potluck, where many parts of the meal are a mystery. You might not know what’s in every casserole, but you can be sure this wine will go with it.
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Glazed & Enthused Eight of the best spots to claim your favorite sugar rush. In cold weather, what tastes better than a fresh, warm doughnut with a cup of coffee? If your brain just hollered, “Nothing! Nothing tastes better than that!”—keep reading. This article covers some of the best locally owned places in the Triangle, where you will find fresh doughnuts made from scratch in the store or food truck where you purchase them.
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Sola Coffee SolaCoffee.com
Type: Storefront coffee shop Location: North Raleigh Doughnut Type: Miniature cake doughnuts Customer Favorite: Espresso, Cinnamon Sugar
When Sola Coffee opened, the owners “wanted to find something that, with every order, people could fall in love with—this little thing, just to tag onto their coffee,” says café manager Sally Luther, daughter of Jeanne and John Luther who opened the popular North Raleigh café in 2012. “And kids, adults…everyone loves a hot doughnut made fresh-to-order.” The owners’ prediction proved correct: Sola’s doughnuts are a hit and can be flavored traditionally (think cinnamon sugar) or more adventurously (like the Gonza, a habanero-ginger-lime flavor). An order of six mini doughnuts: $2.50 Sola includes doughnuts on their catering menu. NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019
Baker’s Dozen @Baker’sDozenDonuts on Facebook
Business Type: Storefront Locations: Cary, Raleigh, and Durham Doughnut type: Variety, including both yeast and cake doughnuts Customer Favorite: Apple Fritter
The brothers who own the three Baker’s Dozen stores take a traditional approach to making doughnuts: They use classic recipes, make their doughnuts fresh every day, and focus on making them well. There’s a wide variety, so if you enjoy a traditionally flavored doughnut of any kind, chances are good that you can find it here. “We stick to basics,” says E. Reth, owner of the Cary store. “We keep the prices low because we put a lot of the time in ourselves.” Price of a baker’s dozen (13) glazed doughnuts: $7.99 Customers can place advance orders for pickup, but the store does not cater or deliver.
Mr. A’s Beignets SquareDoughnuts.com Business Type: Food truck Location: Based in Apex; you can find the truck’s day-to-day location on the website. Doughnut Type: Beignets Customer Favorite: Traditional Beignets Arlton Cangelosi learned how to make beignets 41 years ago in New Orleans, where he was managing a beignet shop. In 2015, he started his food truck. “Not many people have commercial background with beignets,” Cangelosi explains, which led him to decide, “That’s what I’m going to do.” Mr. A’s offers the traditional square French doughnuts—made with choux pastry and served in trios, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and accompanied by a choice of three dipping sauces. Customers can enjoy New Orleans– style coffee with chicory alongside their beignets. Price for a trio of beignets: $4 Mr. A’s will cater, bringing the truck on-site for events.
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The Raleigh Mini Donut Company @RaleighDonuts on Facebook
Business Type: A booth in Morgan Street Food Hall Location: Downtown Raleigh Doughnut Type: Miniature cake doughnuts Customer Favorites: Cinnamon Sugar, Oreo
When her husband found a machine that he “really liked,” he purchased it, Nicole Johnson says, adding, “And I had no idea that it was coming.” Thus began the Raleigh Mini Donut Company. The couple spent over a year honing techniques, researching, and networking with experienced doughnut-makers before opening a stand at the Raleigh Flea Market. They moved to the Morgan Street Food Hall earlier this year. A single order includes several mini doughnuts, made-to-order, and covered with the customer’s choice of glazes, sugars, drizzles, and sprinkles. Among the coldweather, seasonal offerings you’ll find Apple Cider doughnuts, covered with cinnamon sugar and served with apple topping. Price for a dozen mini doughnuts: $8.50 Catering and doughnut parties are available.
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Business Type: Storefront Locations: Raleigh, Cary, and Durham Doughnut Type: Cake doughnuts Customer Favorites: Cinnamon Sugar, Maple Bacon
Outer Banks–based Duck Donuts opened their fourth store in Cary in 2012. Since then, Triangle locals have embraced Duck Donuts as their own. Orders start with full-sized, made-to-order vanilla cake doughnuts, to which customers may add a wide variety of glazes, coatings, toppings, and drizzles. The stores offer seasonal varieties as well. This fall, they are selling Pumpkin Streusel doughnuts, and their past Christmas offerings have included Mint doughnuts and candy cane toppings. “It’s the made-to-order aspect of it that makes the doughnuts special,” says Brandon Trimyer, owner of the local stores. “Every doughnut gets personal attention.” Price of a dozen assorted doughnuts: $13.50 Customers may place advance orders for pickup or delivery.
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Business Type: Storefront restaurant and bakery Location: Wake Forest Doughnut Type: Variety, including both yeast and cake doughnuts Customer Favorite: Apple Cider
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be fun to experiment with cereal? Doughnuts flavored with Fruity Pebbles appear on the shelves. Main Street creates unique holiday flavors as well. At Thanksgiving, they offer filled Pumpkin Pie doughnuts and Cranberry Pistachio doughnuts. Last holiday season, they sold Gingerbread Cookie and Chocolate Peppermint doughnuts. A dozen glazed doughnuts: $10.95 Main Street includes doughnuts on their catering menu, and can create custom flavors.
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Type: Storefront Location: Durham Doughnut Type: Variety, including both yeast and cake doughnuts Customer Favorite: Glazed, Jelly-Filled
For light, delicious doughnuts in a variety of traditional flavors, try the ones at Carolina Glazed Doughnuts, located in an unassuming strip mall in Research Triangle Park. Store manager Krogna Huon says the doughnuts are made from scratch every day. Customers can order glazed or chocolate-covered doughnuts with the filling of their choice, then watch servers fill the doughnuts right in front of them. Fillings include raspberry, lemon, custard, blueberry, white cream, and cream cheese. A dozen glazed doughnuts: $7.99 Customers can place advance orders for pickup, but the store does not cater or deliver.
Type: Storefront coffee shop Location: Durham (Lakewood location) Doughnut type: Churros Customer Favorite: Cinnamon Sugar Churros
If you want to experience authentic, made-from-scratch churros, try them at Cocoa Cinnamon’s Lakewood location. Owner Areli Barrera Grodski researched churros extensively in Mexico before opening this location. Cocoa Cinnamon churros are cooked to order, rolled in sugars, and flavored with a choice of cinnamon, orange, cardamom, or a seasonal option (currently Harvest, a pumpkinbased flavor). Customers can order dipping sauces—chocolate, condensed milk, and carjeta—to go with their churros, which they can enjoy with Cocoa Cinnamon’s home-roasted coffee. All of the churros and sugars are vegan. An order of four churros: $4 Cocoa Cinnamon utilizes a community coffee program that allows people to pay what they can afford for an order once a week. Customers can place advance orders for pickup, but the store does not cater or deliver.
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As the Triangle continues to grow and prosper, there are still individuals
who live with challenging circumstances. In this season of sharing and thankfulness, Cary Living wants to celebrate and say thank you to some of the people who recognize the needs of underserved populations and are giving back. Through education, music, meals, and more, these everyday heroes are building relationships with people in need. In their professional or volunteer roles, the individuals recognized in the following pages make our community better by caring for others.
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Mallory Magelli McKeown
FA MILY NAVIGATOR FOR WA KE M E D CHILD R E N ’S HOSPI TAL
fter working as the WakeMed chaplain for six years, Mallory Magelli McKeown moved into her current role as a family navigator, which involves advocating for families when medical decisions need to be made, or when crisis moments arise in their child’s care. Her position was created by the WakeMed Foundation with WakeMed’s top priority in mind—patients and their families. “I feel very lucky to have this incredible job,” says Magelli McKeown. “I’ve learned that people care infinitely, and that you can’t make assumptions. I’ve been moved in particular by the support that our NICU families have wanted to extend to each other, because they don’t want them to feel alone on this journey.”
One of Magelli McKeown’s favorite moments in her role was when she officiated a wedding for a couple who had a baby in the NICU. The ceremony took place in the hospital, and the couple walked down the aisle with their newborn baby in their arms. “That was a really incredible day to be at work, and a truly special moment to be a part of.” More than anything, Magelli McKeown appreciates the trust extended to her in this position. “Being able to support both our medical staff and the families in a meaningful way is something I carry deep in my heart.”
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aurie Harrell is the executive director and lead teacher at Wee Care, a program that provides free preschool education to children from economically disadvantaged families. She founded the program after teaching first grade and seeing the educational and economic disparities between students in her classroom. “I got involved because I believe all children deserve a solid foundation of Pre-K education,” Harrell says. Wee Care is run out of the Hayes Barton United Methodist Church in downtown Raleigh. It is a grassroots, self-supporting program, which means Harrell wears many hats. “I do curriculum planning, student recruitment, teaching in the classroom, fundraising, community outreach, and much more. We also have a very engaged board and a community of volunteers who take on all aspects of the program with me,” Harrell explains. After 12 years, Harrell is just as committed to Wee Care as when she started. “The relationships I’ve made and the people I am able to serve are why I am part of Wee Care, and it is part of me,” Harrell says. “Every child has potential to learn and grow, and we need to ensure that all children are prepared for kindergarten. That way, when they get there, they are at the same starting point as other students.”
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aura Reak tutors English as a second language and is the director of Colonial Baptist Church’s ESL (English as a second language) program in Cary. More than 300 students, from ages 3 years to adults, have studied one-on-one in her home, and she also teaches children in Korea and Japan remotely using Skype. “My expertise is with students who are very new to English, teaching in a hands-on way with experiences and games to promote natural conversation,” Reak explains. Through the many relationships she has built over the years, Reak has endless stories of “lost in translation” moments from newcomers to America. One of her favorites is from a young boy just starting school. “His first week in America, the kindergarten teacher stood at the restroom door and asked who wanted to go potty. He wanted to go to a party, so he got in line. He told his mom after school that there was no party, just the bathroom.” Her faith and desire to build cross-cultural relationships motivate her to continue teaching and promoting the Colonial ESL program. “ESL is a blessing to me. I have learned that God has no partiality to any group of people—he has created us all. We have hopes and fears, abilities to offer one another, and needs to be filled. We laugh and cry together, and learn how to live our lives according to God’s plan,” she says.
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n her day job as the mortgage community outreach officer for North State Bank, Sondra Collins’ goal is to make an impact and strengthen minority communities through education and resources. She strives to help people build wealth through homeownership, which she says “is the American dream that every individual and family should have the opportunity to obtain, in any community they choose to live.” In addition to her position at North State, Collins serves as chair of the City of Raleigh Fair Housing Hearing Board. “This role aligns with my passion and belief that the lack of education is a serious issue that needs to be addressed in our underserved communities,” Collins says. She is also on the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, among other committees. “I have a hard time saying no when it’s something I truly believe in, and I feel blessed to serve the community in these ways,” Collins adds. By October, Collins and her coworker, Sean Nock, had already provided clients with more than $700,000 in first-time homebuyers’ down payment assistance funds in 2019. She plans to continue removing some of the myths and barriers of homeownership through her work, and hopes to see neighborhoods flourish. “We must invest in building healthy people and economically diverse neighborhoods,” says Collins. “Because—as Eleanor Roosevelt said—justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.”
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carlett Dye’s personal experiences with mental health inspired her to volunteer with HopeLine, a confidential telephone service for people who are in crisis. “I ended up at HopeLine after seeing my boyfriend struggle with his mental health in his late teens and early twenties,” says Dye. “It really opened my eyes to the amount of people who struggle with mental health and suicide ideation, so I wanted to find something where I could make a difference for people going through those struggles.” Dye’s volunteer role has shown her how differently people are impacted by their experiences. “I’ve learned that there is no one definition for the word crisis, as no one will be affected by something in the same way. So many people are more deeply bothered by things than we may realize, and it’s really helped me view others’ reactions in my day-to-day life in a more patient and objective way,” Dye says. She appreciates how doing something as simple as listening can make an immediate and powerful impact on someone’s life. “Any call where someone is audibly distressed at the beginning and cracking jokes at the end is always so great to experience,” Dye says. “It’s so cool to see how quickly we can make a difference just by being there for someone to talk to.”
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ailey McCulloch (pictured above in black) is the choir director for The Arc of the Triangle, an organization that supports children and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in the achievement of their personal goals and dreams. After finishing her degree in vocal performance at Campbell University, McCulloch realized she wanted to use music to help the community rather than pursue a full-time career in performing. She found the choir director position at The Arc of the Triangle to be a perfect fit for her skills. “’The Every Voice Choir’ allows people of all abilities to explore their musical gifts, make new connections, and perform in the community,” McCulloch says.
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Her role as director involves more than just singing. “Much of what I do is behind the scenes. I make connections in the community to book performances in venues with high visibility; I curate an artistically rich and challenging repertoire for the choir; and I advocate in the communityfor individuals with disabilities,” McCulloch notes. She believes in the power of music to make connections and enhance the quality of life for all people. “The act of participating in music with others is one of the most emotionally, mentally, and socially beneficial things that someone can do,” she says. “I am proud of the role I playin facilitating that experience for others.”
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mong the decorations slated for the Christmas tree in the grand ballroom of the Governor’s Mansion this year are a model pawn shop and a pool hall. It’s impossible to know for sure if such items have ever before appeared on one of the Mansion’s holiday trees. However, this is almost certainly the first time all the ornaments on a tree will be the work of inmates at Raleigh’s maximum security Central Prison. The pawn shop and pool hall are made of milk cartons— the small sort that inmates collected after drinking their contents at breakfast. They affixed patches of white quilt to the tops to look like snow, and wrapped the sides in paper adorned with hand-drawn doors, windows, and signage.
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These two pieces join a model church, a log cabin, and more than 200 other ornaments of various homemade varieties slated to festoon the tree just after Thanksgiving. All of the pieces are the work of men often convicted of grievous crimes. But it was a sprightly 73-year-old woman who conceived and led the project. Four days a week, the sturdy entrance gates at Central close with a secure clank behind art therapist Sue Etheridge. “It’s a sobering sound,” Sue recounts now, perched in her cozy North Raleigh condo. But far from feeling daunted when she gazes up at the hulking facility, she’s exhilarated: “I think about how privileged I am to bring beauty to this place.”
someone like you cares a whole awful lot, “ Unless nothing is going to get better. It’s not. —Dr. Seuss Since 1989, Sue has met with small groups of inmates convicted of murder, sexual assault, and more—first at the federal correction complex in Butner, and then, starting in 2014, at Central. In spartan treatment rooms, she prompts the men to create art—sketches, crafts, anything that will help the inmates constructively express themselves. Her biggest inmate-generated projects include a large-scale mobile and a mural. But the Christmas tree in the Mansion: This is the topper that’s been on her mind since she visited the governor’s official residence a few years ago. There, on the back porch, a modest tree decorated in a be-kind-to-animals theme caught her twinkling eyes. Through official channels, she pitched the idea of decorating the small tree. When an answer came back, she lit up like, well, a Christmas tree. She and her inmates would get a tree—but it would be one of the tallest, and on display in no less than the gilded grand ballroom. Work on the ornaments started in June, with the inmates uniformly thrilled. “They couldn’t believe it,” Sue beams. “Christmas is hard for inmates. They’re away from their families … they’ve been in the news for awful reasons, but now, in their minds, they’re accomplishing something good.” And that seasonal joy, that shared spirit, Sue hopes, is enlightening. Yes, these amateur artists have been convicted of terrible crimes. But Sue says, “They are people, like we are people. In their ordinary moments, there’s not a dime of difference between us.”
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Three Elements to Better Sleep… and a Healthier You. Sleep is a time for your body to recover and rejuvenate; it’s good for your brain, organs, metabolism, and much more. When you don’t get a good night’s sleep, your body and your mind suffer. If a lack of quality sleep is affecting you, here are three things you can do: 1.
Fix Your Bedroom If your bedroom has distractions that keep you from falling or staying asleep, you’re not alone. Too many people sleep in an environment that’s not conducive to getting a good night’s sleep. Fixing your bedroom includes: • Keeping your bedroom cool. Warmer temperatures (75° or higher) in the bedroom tend to make it harder to fall asleep. • Reducing the light in the room—whether it’s light from devices (alarm clocks, cell phones, etc.) or light coming from outside. • Eliminating or masking noises in your room by turning devices off, using an ambient sound machine, or soundproofing your room.
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Raising the Bar in Education More than college prep, an education for life. As a curly-haired kindergartener stands up in front of her class to say her memory verse for the first time, the process of the classical Christian education demonstrates itself. Standing up straight, speaking clearly, making eye contact, and projecting are the expectations that kindergarteners at Cary Christian School are held to when they present. In a society where the amount of personal, human interaction is declining—replaced by technology—the need to teach students how to think, present, and write become increasingly more important, as those skills become less emphasized in our society and in education. From the time students walk through the doors of Cary Christian School they are engaged in questioning and dialogue, learning not just what to think, but how to think. This culminates in their senior thesis, in which they are called to pick a topic, choose a side, and defend their point of view in front of their teachers and peers. An alumnus, working as an engineer in RTP, puts the need for classical Christian education this way: “There is a lot more to engineering than just engineering. There
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American ABBEY ROAD TAVERN & GRILL 1195 W. Chatham Street Cary | 919.481.4434 1700 Center Street Apex | 919.372.5383 711 N. Main Street | Fuquay-Varina 919.762.7731 | AbbeyRoadNC.com ACADEMY STREET BISTRO 200 S Academy Street Cary | 919.377.0509 APEX WINGS RESTAURANT & PUB 518 E. Williams Street | Apex 919.387.0082 | ApexWings.com AVIATOR SMOKEHOUSE 525 E. Broad Street | Fuquay-Varina 919.557.7675 | AviatorBrew.com AVIATOR TAP HOUSE 600 E. Broad Street | Fuquay-Varina 919.557.8826 | AviatorBrew.com
BAD DADDY’S BURGER BAR 3300 Village Market Place Morrisville | 919.297.0953
BASS LAKE DRAFT HOUSE 124 Bass Lake Road | Holly Springs 919.567.3251 | BassLakeDraftHouse.com BRIGS AT THE VILLAGE 1040 Tryon Village Drive | Cary 919.859.2151 | Brigs.com
THE CORNER TAVERN AND GRILL 1301 NW Maynard Road | Cary 919.460.0088 | CornerTavernCary.com
DAME’S CHICKEN & WAFFLES 1823 N. Harrison Avenue | Cary 919.234.0824 HERONS AT THE UMSTEAD 100 Woodland Pond Drive | Cary 919.447.4200 | TheUmstead.com LUCKY 32 7307 Tryon Road | Cary 919.233.1632 | Lucky32.com
THE MASON JAR TAVERN 114 Grand Hill Place Holly Springs | 919.964.5060 TheMasonJarTavern.com MY WAY TAVERN 301 W. Center Street | Holly Springs 919.285.2412 | MyWayTavern.com PEAK CITY GRILL & BAR 126 N. Salem Street | Apex 919.303.8001 | ThePeakCityGrill.com THE PROVINCIAL 119 N. Salem Street | Apex 919.372.5921 | TheProvincialApex.com RUDY’S PUB & GRILL 780 W. Williams Street | Apex 919.303.5061 | RudysOfApex.com SALEM STREET PUB 113 N. Salem Street | Apex SalemStreetpub.wixsite.com/ salemstreetpub | 919.387.9992 TRIPLE BARREL TAVERN 2221 N. Grassland Drive Fuquay-Varina | 919.762.0940 TWO GUYS GRILLE 4149 Davis Drive | Morrisville 919.462.9336 | TwoGuysGrill.com WOODY’S SPORTS TAVERN & GRILL 8322 Chapel Hill Road Cary | 919.380.7737 WoodysSportsTavern.com
Asian ASIAN GARDEN 242 Grande Heights Drive Cary | 919.462.8598 AsianGardenCaryNC.com BANANA LEAF 1026 Ryan Road | Cary 919.468.9958 | BananaLeafCary.com BAAN THAI 758 W. Williams Street | Apex 919.629.6399 | BaanThaiApex.com DIM SUM HOUSE 100 Jerusalem Drive Morrisville | 919.380.3087 DimSumHouseMorrisville.com
EIGHTY8 ASIAN BISTRO 1077 Darrington Drive | Cary 919.377.0152 | Eighty8Bistro.com GENKI RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR 3420 Ten Ten Road | Cary 919.363.6636 | GenkiRestaurantSushi.com GINGER ASIAN CUISINE 2048 Kildaire Farm Road | Cary 919.859.8998 | GingerAsianCuisine.com GOJI BISTRO 100 Maynard Crossing Court | Cary 919.466.8888 | GojiBistro.us HIBACHI & COMPANY 708 Judd Parkway | Fuquay-Varina 919.552.8899 HIBACHI BLUE 1500 Village Market Place | Morrisville 919.462.9899 JJ CAFE 2143 Ten Ten Road | Apex 919.367.8686 | JJCafeApex.com KABUKI JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE 220 Nottingham Drive | Cary 919.380.8081 | KabukiCary.com KASHIN JAPANESE RESTAURANT 309 Crossroads Boulevard | Cary 919.851.7101 | Kashin.com KOBE HIBACHI & SUSHI 515 N Main Street | Holly Springs 919.557.1437 | KobeHollySpringsNC.com KUMO SUSHI 2916 N. Main Street | Fuquay-Varina 919.986.0983 | KumoSushiFV.com LUCKY 7 906 NE Maynard Road | Cary 919.380.7550 | Lucky7NC.com MEI WEI ASIAN DINER 1424 N Main Street | Fuquay-Varina 919.762.7128 | MeiWeiNC.com PHO 919 3504 Davis Drive | Morrisville 919.377.0318 | Pho919.com SUSHI-THAI CARY 106 Kilmayne Drive | Cary 919.467.5747 | SushiThaiCary.com
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TAIPEI CAFE 9825-G Chapel Hill Road Morrisville | 919.380.8568 TaipeiCafeMorrisville.com TASTE VIETNAMESE CUISINE 152 Morrisville Square Way Morrisville | 919.234.6385 TASU ASIAN BISTRO 525 New Waverly Place | Cary 919.977.4037 | TasuWaverly.com TERIYAKIN’ 10970 Chapel Hill Road Morrisville | 919.443.2279 THAI LOTUS 3450 Kildaire Farm Road Cary | 984.229.7333 THAI SPICES & SUSHI 986 High House Road | Cary 919.319.1818 | ThaiSpicesSushi.com THAI THAI CUISINE 108 Osterville Drive Holly Springs | 919.303.5700 ThaiThaiCuisineNC.com YAMATO STEAK, SEAFOOD & SUSHI BAR 700 E. Williams Steet | Apex 919.303.8088 | YamatoOfApex.com YURI JAPANESE RESTAURANT 1361 Kildaire Farm Road Cary | 919.481.0068 YuriJapaneseRestaurant.com ZENFISH POKÉ BAR 9924 Chapel Hill Road | Morrisville 919.234.0914 | ZenFishPokeBar.com
Bakery & Desserts ANDIA’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM 10120 Green Level Church Road Cary | 919.822.1866 AndiasIceCream.com ANNELORE’S GERMAN BAKERY 308 W. Chatham Street | Cary 919.267.6846 | AnneloresBakery.com BUTTERCREAM’S BAKE SHOP 101 N. Salem Street Cary | 919.362.8408 ButtercreamsBakeShop.com
CHANTICLEER CAFE & BAKERY 6490 Tryon Road | Cary 919.781.4810 | ChanticleerCafe.com
CHOCOLATE SMILES 312 W. Chatham Street, Suite 101 Cary | 919.469.5282 ChocolateSmiles.com
COFFEE & CREPES 315 Crossroads Boulevard | Cary 919.233.0288 | CoffeeAndCrepes.com CREMA COFFEE ROASTER & BAKERY 1983 High House Road | Cary 919.380.1840 | CremaCoffeeBakery.com CULTIVATE COFFEE ROASTERS 128 S. Fuquay Avenue | Fuquay-Varina 919.285.4067 | Cultivate.Coffee DUCK DONUTS 100 Wrenn Drive | Cary 919.468.8722 | DuckDonuts.com FOUNT COFFEE + KITCHEN 10954 Chapel Hill Road | Morrisville 984.888.5454 | FountCoffee.com FRESCA CAFÉ & GELATO 302 Colonades Way | Cary 919.851.8171 | FrescaCafe.com FRESH. LOCAL ICE CREAM 138 E. Chatham Street | Cary FreshLocalIceCream.com GOODBERRY’S FROZEN CUSTARD 2325 Davis Drive | Cary 919.469.3350 1146 Kildaire Farm Road | Cary 919.467.2386 | Goodberrys.com
GREAT HARVEST BREAD COMPANY 1240 NW Maynard Road Cary | 919.460.8158 GreatHarvestCary.com
HAPPYCAKES CUPCAKERY 9958 Chapel Hill Road | Cary TheHappyCupcakery.com HOT BREADS CAFE 1901 NW Cary Parkway | Morrisville 919.677.1331 | HotBreadsCafe.com JAVA JIVE 2425 Kildaire Farm Road | Cary 919.816.8888 | JavaJiveCary.com LA FARM BAKERY 4248 NW Cary Parkway | Cary 919.657.0657 | LaFarmBakery.com MILK LAB CAFE 6418 Tryon Road | Cary 919.200.0016 | MilkLabCafe.com
NIL’S CAFE 513 Broad Street | Fuquay-Varina 919.567.0887 | NilsCafe.Weebly.com NOTHING BUNDT CAKES 2008 Market Center Drive | Morrisville 919.694.5300 | NothingBundtCakes.com ONCE IN A BLUE MOON BAKERY & CAFE 115 W. Chatham Street | Cary 919.319.6554 | BlueMoonBakery.com PINTS ICE CREAM & BEER 512 Broad Street Fuquay-Varina | 919.285.2952 RISE BISCUITS & DONUTS 1100 Market Center Drive | Morrisville 919.377.0385 | RiseBiscuitsDonuts.com STICK BOY BREAD CO. 127 S. Main Street | Fuquay-Varina 919.557.2237 | StickBoyFuquay.com SUGAR BUZZ BAKERY 1231 Kildaire Farm Road | Cary 919.238.7224 | SugarBuzzBakery.com SWEET CHERRY BAKERY Apex | 919.524.9132 SweetCherryBakeryNC.com TASTE DESSERTS Available for local pickup, delivery, and shipping, Cary | 919.349.9212 TasteDesserts.com VIDA DULCE 836 E. Chatham Street Cary | 919.378.9722
BBQ BREW N QUE 2045 Creekside Landing Apex | 919.338.2591 1222 NW Maynard Road | Cary 919.601.2430 | BrewNQueNC.com CITY BARBEQUE 1305 Kildaire Farm Road | Cary 919.439.5191 | CityBBQ.com DADDY D’S BBQ 1526 Broad Street Fuquay-Varina | 919.552.6464 DaddyDsBBQNC.com DANNY’S BAR-B-QUE 311 Ashville Avenue G | Cary 919.851.5541 | DannysBarbque.com RALLYPOINT SPORT GRILL 1837 N. Harrison Avenue Cary | 919.678.1088 RallyPointSportGrill.com SMOKEY’S BBQ SHACK 10800 Chapel Hill Road Morrisville | 919.469.1724 SmokeysShack.com
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Breakfast/Specialty BAGELS PLUS 100 Dickens Road Fuquay-Varina | 919.285.4980 BagelsPlusFuquay.com BRIGS AT THE CROSSING 1225 NW Maynard Road | Cary 919.481.9300 | Brigs.com DALLAS FAMOUS CHICKEN N’ BISCUITS 1101 E. Williams Street Apex | 919.362.0051 DICED GOURMET SALADS & WRAPS 1377 Kildaire Farm Road | Cary 919.377.8572 7157 O’Kelly Chapel Road | Cary 919.678.5004 | DicedSalads.com EGGS UP GRILL 1436 N. Main Street | Fuquay-Varina 919.285.4463 | EggsUpGrill.com FAMOUS TOASTERY 316 Colonades Way Cary | 919.655.1971 304 Grand Hill Place | Holly Springs 919.552.3102 | FamousToastery.com JUS’ ENUFF HOME COOKIN’ 736 N. Main Street | Fuquay-Varina 919.567.0587 | JusEnuffHomeCookin.com
Eclectic CHEF’S PALETTE 3460 Ten Ten Road | Cary 919.267.6011 | ChefsPalette.net CORELIFE EATERY 200 Crossroads Boulevard Cary | 919.726.6261 CorelifeEatery.com MAXIMILLIANS GRILL & WINE BAR 8314 Chapel Hill Road Cary | 919.465.2455 MaximilliansGrill.com POSTMASTER 160 E. Cedar Street | Cary 919.378.9493 | PostmasterCary.com TANGERINE CAFE 2422 SW Cary Parkway | Cary 919.468.8688 | TangerineCafeCary.com TERRA BONUM SALAD CAFE 821 Bass Pro Lane Cary | 919.234.6007 TerraBonumSaladCafe.com
French REY’S 1130 Buck Jones Road Cary | 919.380.0122
German DER BIERGARTEN 1080 Darrington Drive | Cary 919.459.5874 | BiergartenCary.com
NAZARA INDIAN BISTRO 1945 High House Road | Cary 919.694.5353 | NazaraNC.com UDUPI CAFE 590 E. Chatham Street Cary | 919.465.0898 ZEERA INDIAN RESTAURANT 1311 E. Broad Street Fuquay-Varina | 919.762.6215
BAWARCHI GRILL & SPIRITS 800 W. Williams Street Apex | 919.363.9000 BawarchiApex.com
BIRYANI MAXX INDIAN CUISINE 590 E. Chatham Street Cary | 919.377.0346 BiryaniMaxxIndianCuisine.com CILANTRO INDIAN CAFÉ 107 Edinburgh S. Drive | Cary 919.234.1264 | CilantroIndia.com HIMALAYAN NEPALI CUISINE 746 E. Chatham Street Cary | 919.466.0550 HimalayanNepaliCuisine.com
DOHERTY’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 5490 Apex Peakway Apex | 919.387.4100 DohertysIrishPubNC.com TRALI IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 3107 Grace Park Drive | Morrisville 919.651.9083 | TraliIrishPub.com
HYDERABAD HOUSE BIRYANI PLACE 3735 Davis Drive | Morrisville 919.924.0503 | HyderabadHouse.net KABABISH CAFÉ 201 W. Chatham Street | Cary 919.377.8794 | KababishCafe.com
BABYMOON CAFE 100 Jerusalem Drive | Morrisville 919.465.9006 | BabyMoonCafe.com BELLINI FINE ITALIAN CUISINE 107 Edinburgh S. Drive Cary | 919.552.0303 BelliniFineItalianCuisineCary.com
BOCCI TRATTORIA & PIZZERIA 2425 Kildaire Farm Road Cary | 919.803.5358 BocciItalian.com
ROMA’S ITALIAN 203 N. Harrison Avenue | Cary 919.468.1111 | RomasItalian.net
DANIEL’S RESTAURANT & CATERING 1430 W. Williams Street | Apex 919.303.1006 | DanielsApex.com
RUCKUS PIZZA, PASTA, & SPIRITS 1055 Pine Plaza Drive Cary | 919.446.6333
ENRIGO ITALIAN BISTRO 575 New Waverly Place | Cary 919.854.7731 | DineEnrigo.com
8111 Tryon Woods Drive Cary | 919.851.3999 101 Market Center Drive | Morrisville 919.388.3500 | RuckusPizza.com
GARIBALDI TRATTORIA 900 N. Main Street Fuquay-Varina | 919.552.8868 GaribaldiTrattoria.com
LUGANO RISTORANTE 1060 Darrington Drive Cary | 919.468.7229 MAMMA MIA ITALIAN BISTRO 708 Laura Duncan Road Apex | 919.363.2228 MammaMiaNC.com
STELLINO’S ITALIANO 1150 Parkside Main Street Cary | 919.694.5761 StellinosItaliano.com
TRAVINIA ITALIAN KITCHEN & WINE BAR 1301 Market Center Drive Cary | 919.467.1718 TraviniaItalianKitchen.com
OSTERIA G 5160 Sunset Lake Road | Apex 984.229.7480 | OsteriaG.com
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PRO’S EPICUREAN MARKET & CAFE 211 E. Chatham Street Cary | 919.377.1788
BABA GHANNOUJ MEDITERRANEAN BISTRO 2468 Walnut Street | Cary 919.233.0907 | BabaGhannouj1.com
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BOSPHORUS RESTAURANT 329 N. Harrison Avenue | Cary 919.460.1300 | Bosphorus-NC.com
JOHNNY’S PIZZA 96 Cornerstone Drive Apex | 919.659.8700
JASMIN MEDITERRANEAN BISTRO 1109 Ledsome Lane | Cary 919.469.1112 | JasminBistro.com
J & S NEW YORK PIZZA 804 Perry Road | Apex 919.363.0071
LA SHISH MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE 908 NE Maynard Road | Cary 919.388.8330 | LaShish.net
500 Broad Street Fuquay-Varina | 919.557.6921 JAndSNYPizza.com
MEDITERRA GRILL 108 Grand Hill Place | Holly Springs 919.762.7851 | MediterraNC.com
MICHELANGELO’S PIZZA 928 US Hwy 64 | Apex 919.462.8880 | ApexPizza.com
NEOMONDE 10235 Chapel Hill Road | Morrisville 919.466.8100 | Neomonde.com
7280 GB Alford Highway Holly Springs | 919.303.7277 MichelangelosPizza.com
SASSOOL 1347 Kildaire Farm Road | Cary 919.300.5586 | Sassool.com
MILANO PIZZA 7509 Purfoy Road Fuquay-Varina | 919.557.6093 Sites.Google.com/Site/MilanoPizzafv
VEGAN COMMUNITY KITCHEN 803 E. Williams Street Apex | 919.372.5027 VeganCommunityKitchen.com
Peruvian ALPACA PERUVIAN CHARCOAL CHICKEN 9575 Chapel Hill Road Morrisville | 919.378.9259 LUCKY CHICKEN 1851 N. Harrison Avenue Cary | 919.678.3153 MARCO POLLO 1871 Lake Pine Drive | Cary 919.694.5524 | MarcoPolloCary.com
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PIZZA LA STELLA 1389 Kildaire Farm Road | Cary 984.333.6773 | PizzaLaStella.com PIZZERIA FAULISI 215 E. Chatham Street, Suite 101 Cary | PizzeriaFaulisi.com RANDY’S PIZZA 4129 Davis Drive | Morrisville 919.468.3737 | Randys-Pizza.com RICCI’S TRATTORIA 10110 Green Level Road Cary | 919.380.8410 RiccisTrattoria.com
ANNA’S PIZZERIA 100 N. Salem Street Apex | 919.267.6237
ROMEO’S PIZZA 800 W. Williams Street | Apex 919.355.2920 | RomeosPizza.com
ASSAGGIO’S 941 E. Broad Street | Fuquay-Varina 919.557.9505 | Assaggios-Fuquay.com
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THE PIZZA DUDE 1763 W. Williams Street | Apex 919.303.6686 | NCPizzaDude.com
ACME PIZZA 204 Village Walk Drive | Holly Springs 919.552.8800 | AcmePizzaCo.com
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THE ORIGINAL NY PIZZA 634 Holly Springs Road Holly Springs | 919.567.0505 TheOriginalNYPizza.com
BLAZE PIZZA 316 Grand Hill Place Holly Springs | 919.557.4990 1024 Market Center Drive | Morrisville 919.465.9590 | BlazePizza.com BROTHERS OF NEW YORK PIZZA 3450 Kildaire Farm Road | Cary 919.629.6000 } BrothersOfNY.com HOMEGROWN PIZZA 4928 Linksland Drive | Holly Springs 919.577.5575 | HomeGrownPizza.com
ROSATI’S PIZZA 3605 Davis Drive Morrisville | 919.380.7000 RosatisPizza.com/Locations/ SALVIO’S PIZZERIA 2428 SW Cary Parkway | Cary 919.467.4600 | SalviosPizza.com
Steakhouse CAPITAL CITY CHOP HOUSE 151 Airgate Drive | Morrisville 919.484.7721 | ChopHousesOfNC.com JIMMY V’S STEAK HOUSE & TAVERN 107 Edinburgh S Drive Cary | 919.380.8210 JimmyVsSteakHouse.com
Holiday Events in
Fuquay-Varina Chorale Holiday Concert December 6, 7:30pm December 7, 3pm 123 East Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina
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The young but highly successful Fuquay-Varina Chorale shares the holiday spirit through their music— joyous, inspiring, and magical. They are a true gift to the holiday season! Fuquay-Varina.org
A Motown Christmas December 27–29 101 Dry Avenue, Cary This holiday production features some of the Triangle’s most gifted singers and musicians, showcasing original Christmas and holiday songs by Motown’s most celebrated artists—including The Supremes, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and Marvin Gaye—in addition to your favorite traditional carols. TownOfCary.org
White Christmas Sing-Along December 13–15 122 East Chatham Street, Cary This popular holiday tradition is back, with five showings for you to join in on the fun! The Cary Theater will provide a lyric booklet and bag of props, as you take audience participation to a new level in this Christmas classic. TheCaryTheater.com 106 | CaryLiving.com
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The Nutcracker December 20–22 101 Dry Avenue, Cary
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Cary Ballet Company presents the classical ballet and holiday story, The Nutcracker. You meet Clara and her heroic nutcracker, who battles the evil Mouse Queen. You will also get to meet Sugarplum and her international friends. It’s a magical experience not to be missed! CaryBalletCompany.org
Holly Springs Community Band presents Happy Holly-Days December 15, 3pm 300 West Ballentine Street, Holly Springs The Holly Springs Community Band is a group of all-volunteer musicians whose performances foster an appreciation for every kind of music, including classical, semi-classical, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, pop, rock, and marches. HollySpringsNC.us
Suzy Bogguss’ A Swingin’ Little Christmas December 19, 8pm 123 East Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina Suzy Bogguss is one of country music’s most pristine and evocative vocalists who defined the golden days of 90s country. Her Christmas show is a fun-filled evening of Christmas standards, original holiday songs, and hits from her legendary career. Fuquay-Varina.org
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COTTON HOUSE CRAFT BREWERS HOSTS INAUGURAL FALL FEST BACKYARD PARTY
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Cotton House Craft Brewers, located in downtown Cary, recently hosted their inaugural Fall Fest Backyard Party. Nearly 3,000 people came out to enjoy craft brews, shop local vendors’ pop-up shops, and listen to music from Grammynominated singer-songwriter Gabriel Kelley and Hogslop String Band. The brewery hosts live music and food trucks every Saturday, and hopes to make Fall Fest an annual event.
HOME FOR GOOD PROJECT BUILDS IN RALEIGH’S AUGUSTA LANDINGS Cornerstone Building Brands kicked off their official season of volunteering and home building through Ply Gem’s Home for Good project with a private employee celebration and performance by award-winning, charttopping country superstars Maddie & Tae. The Home for Good project has built more than 500 homes in 90 communities across the country since 2016, including Raleigh’s Augusta Landings neighborhood.
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Christmas Parade Sunday, December 8th at 3:00pm Historic Downtown Fuquay District
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919-302-6111 Registration and entry payment available online: fuquay-varina.com/community-events/ annual-christmas-parade/
COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER FOR WORLD FOOD DAY CELEBRATION
Photos by Kelsea Peace
On World Food Day, the community joined Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief nonprofit, to package 10,000 meals in the fight to end world hunger. The event took place at Transfer Co. Food Hall in downtown Raleigh.
WOMEN MAKING CHANGE Dress for Success Triangle hosted its third annual luncheon, Women Making Change, at the newly renovated Embassy Suites. The luncheon featured a keynote address from Miss USA, Cheslie Kryst. Approximately 400 people were in attendance, including former North Carolina governor Beverly Perdue. The event, presented by Oracle Construction and Engineering, raised more than $87,000 to support unemployed and underemployed Triangle women with career services. 112 | CaryLiving.com
New Around Town Traveling Teacups Vintage Crockery Rental & Tea Parlor This classic, elegant, mobile tea parlor provides a time-honored tea party setting, bringing the charm, hospitality and romance of a tea party to your home or special venue. Everything you need to make your event a memorable moment is included, from crockery and tea cups to cutlery. Because every detail matters. 650.348.1484 | firstname.lastname@example.org TravelingTeacupsNC.com
Lavender Lane Flowers and Gifts Offering a combination shopping experience for any occasion, from exceptional, artistic flower arrangements to a retail selection of unique gift items, including jewelry, bath and body products, candles, and assorted accessories. 1752 Olive Chapel Road | Apex | 919.355.2647 LavenderLaneFlowers.com
A B S T RAC T S U N S E T
Leitner, a full-time professional artist with more than 15 years of experience, is based in Raleigh. His work strives to capture the essence of the world with the use of powerful color combinations, intuition, and texture. He often takes inspiration from William Turner and Salvador Dali. Leitner’s mission as an artist is to bring affordable, one-of-a-kind paintings by offering miniature paintings as small as the 3"x3" work featured here. Visit LeitnerStudios.com to see more of his work.
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Artist: JUSTIN LEITNER
Artist Justin Leitner says it’s hard to imagine, but this abstract sunset painting is only 3 inches by 3 inches. “I love seeing how much detail I can pack into such a small surface area.” He created the painting using mainly a palette knife, with a subtle use of gold leaf shining through the layers of paint.
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