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idden among the golf courses and tall pines of Old Town Pinehurst is a storied authentic American tavern - Drum & Quill. “Drum” represents famous golf writer Bob Drum and the “Quill” pen was what he used to immortalize Arnold Palmer as they founded Golf ’s Professional Grand Slam.


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Features MARCH/APRIL 2o20

12 Voices Heard

The League of Women Voters of Moore County celebrates the 19th Amendment centennial.

18 Introducing Margo

A violinist at 2, singing in commercials at 4, traveling the world as a teenager. Margo Drakos was just getting started.


24 Sunday Supper

Many of the world’s chefs place the lemon next to salt as the two best flavor enhancers for the culinary world.

42 A Look Back

Embodying the style and tastes of the community, Helen Boyd Dull was a portrait of civility.

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46 10 From the Editor 28 In Vino, Veritas 30 Life Under Pines 32 Pick of the Pines 40 The Garden 48 Books ON THE COVER

50 Healthy Choices 52 On the Buckle 54 Puzzle 56 On the Green 60 Calendar 66 Sightings 72 Last Impression








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s I write this, the weather is having one of its more manic moments. Take yesterday: It was springlike warmth in the morning before a 40-degree swing had us below freezing later in the night. When I took my dog out for the last time, she looked up at me with a face that clearly said, “Are you kidding me with this weather?” Our backyard cherry tree bloomed in January (about a month early). Then the tree got really confused when it turned cold again and now it remains in this static state of half blooming, half dormant indecision. It has no idea which way to go and I don’t blame it for its confusion. My grass is in that same limbo state—half the Bermuda grass is transforming to green, the other half refuses to give up its brown slumber. Do I fertilize now? Do I mow? I’m at a loss. The first issue of The Old Farmer’s Almanac was published in 1792 by Robert Thomas. An almanac, by its definition, annually records astronomical events, tides, weather and “other phenomena with respect to time.” Over the centuries, almanacs started including essays, political commentary, poetry, jokes and mathematical problems. Publishing an almanac was not unique to the 18th century (Ben Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac and other almanacs were immensely popular around the same time). In fact, almanac history dates back to the second century. Gutenberg made the first printed almanac in 1448 as an astronomical calendar. Nostradamus created almanacs primarily to record his now famous predictions. Authors of almanacs call themselves philomaths, which in Greek means “a lover of learning.” In an article on The Old Farmer’s Almanac website about the publication, the editors cryptically explain the methodology behind its weather predictions, dating back to its founder. “Thomas used a complex series of natural cycles to devise a secret weather forecasting formula, which brought uncannily accurate results, traditionally said to be 80 percent accurate,” they write. “Even today, his formula is kept safely tucked away in a black tin box at the Almanac offices in Dublin, New Hampshire.” Thomas’ almanac turned out to be more accurate and entertaining than the competition and was an immediate success, tripling its circulation from 3,000 to 9,000 in 1793 (the Almanac cost 9 cents at the time). The poem on the cover of the first issue read: “While the bright radient (sic) sun in centre glows, The earth, in annual motion round it goes; At the same time on its own axis reels, And gives us change of seasons as it wheels.” Today, the Almanac is the oldest continuously published periodical in North America, giving such “sage” advice over the years like: “If your neighbor’s hens or hogs or cattle have trespassed on your crops, and you can get no satisfaction, don’t rush into a lawsuit about it; think it over carefully … The best lawyers advise clients to settle contentions out of court, sometimes even to buy a peace rather than to undergo the cost and worry of a contest” and “When March has April’s weather, April will have March’s weather.” As the astronomical date of spring arrives, this all made me wonder how well Thomas’ predications will hold up under today’s weather environment. Is that formula in the black tin box adaptable enough for our changing times to keep its 80 percent accuracy? I know my cherry tree is dying to know.


MARCH/APRIL 2020 PUBLISHER/EDITOR Greg Girard greg@pinehurstlivingmagazine.com PUBLISHER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR Amanda Jakl amanda@pinehurstlivingmagazine.com ADVERTISING SALES Marissa Cruz marissa@pinehurstlivingmagazine.com Christine Martin christine@pinehurstlivingmagazine.com GRAPHIC DESIGN Joe DeLeon, Tim Myers COPY EDITOR Rachel Dorrell OUR GIRLS FRIDAY Amanda Oden, Iris Voelker CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Robert Gable, Sundi McLaughlin, Dolores Muller, Amanda Oden, Ray Owen, Sassy Pellizzari, Helen Ross, Whitney Weston PHOTOGRAPHY Amanda Jakl, Moore County Historical Association, North Carolina Photographic Archives, Tufts Archives For advertising or subscription inquiries call 910.420.0185 © Copyright 2020. Pinehurst Living is published six times annually by Sand & Pine LLC. Any reproduction in part or in whole of any part of this publication is prohibited without the express written consent of the publisher. Mailing address: PO Box 5202, Pinehurst, NC 28374 Phone 910.420.0185 www.PinehurstLivingMagazine.com Pinehurst Living will not knowingly accept any real estate advertising in violation of U.S. equal opportunity law.


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ON A PEACEFUL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON in historic downtown Southern Pines a couple leisurely strolls out of a coffee shop holding hands, a postman delivers packages to shop owners on foot and roughly 75 women—mostly dressed in white flowing skirts, billowing blouses and ivory hats—begin their processional down Broad Street from the Sunrise Theater to the Jefferson hotel. Chants of “Women deserve the vote” and “Equal rights for all” filled the air.



A selection of Suffrage posters from the early 1900s.

Suffragettes marching in New York City in 1913.

The couple sipping their lattes could easily have thought they had stepped back in time, to a Women’s Suffrage march in the early 20th century, were it not for the group of four “suffragists” huddled together awkwardly trying to get everyone in the frame for a selfie. “Move your hat brim. A little to the left. Perfect!” Jan. 29, 2020, marked the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment— “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex”—and the League of Women Voters of Moore County hosted an interesting and educational Suffrage Day in Southern Pines to celebrate the Centennial. The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources was on hand at the Southern Pines Public Library with a traveling exhibit showcasing authentic items from local suffragists. The exhibit included materials from the Suffrage movement as well as propaganda from the anti-Suffrage movement (which made it clear that race was just as much a factor as sex in matters of oppression). The highlight of the exhibit, and the reason the overhead lights


Members of the League of Women Voters of Moore County gathered for a meeting, movie and march in Southern Pines.



Joan Matula and Jay Emery make a presentation to the Military Officers Association of America.

of the library were dimmed and the shades were drawn, was North Carolina’s authentic copy of the 19th Amendment. State archivist Sarah Koonts noted the copy is kept in a climatecontrolled vault and “we don’t often travel with it.” After the exhibit there was a screening of the film Iron Jawed Angels (a depiction of the final days of the suffrage movement) at the Sunrise Theater followed by a symbolic march down Broad Street. Many members of the League of Women Voters marched in costume, proudly donning all white ensembles complete with purple and gold sashes. “This is a lot more skirt than I’m used to wearing, and it’s probably going to make using the bathroom a little difficult!” one marcher candidly exclaimed. They carried signs with slogans such as “Equality is the sacred law of humanity” and “Equal pay for equal work,” which are just as relevant today as they were 100 years ago. League members were joined by marchers representing both major political parties in our community (some carrying banners advertising their specific political party, a major faux pas as the League truly is nonpartisan and does not sanction such actions). BEGINNING IN THE 1880S, WOMEN THROUGHOUT the country fought for the right to vote. When Congress passed the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women that right, suffragists in North Carolina rallied for their cause. For those unaware of how the process works: Congress must pass a proposed amendment by a two-thirds majority vote in both the Senate and the House of Representatives and send it to the states for ratification by a vote of the state legislatures. Ratification is the action of signing or giving formal consent to a treaty, contract or agreement, making it officially valid. There was only one more state needed to ratify the amendment for it to become part of the Constitution when both North Carolina and Tennessee scheduled special sessions to vote on the amendment. On Aug. 17, 1920, after four days of debate, the North Carolina General Assembly voted to postpone the vote until the regular legislative session the next year. The following day, Tennessee became the final state needed to ratify the amendment. In a purely symbolic gesture, the North Carolina General Assembly finally ratified the amendment in 1971.


National Woman's Party members demonstrating in front of the Lafayette Statue in Washington D.C. in 1918. Jessie Benton MacKaye burns a speech by President Wilson.

THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS (LWV) was founded by Carrie Chapman Catt in 1920 during the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Catt was a prominent leader in the suffrage movement and led a more “conservative” faction. The convention was held just six months before the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The LWV started as a political experiment designed to help women carry out their new responsibilities as voters. It encouraged them to use their new power to participate in forming public policy. In the words of Carrie Chapman Catt herself, “The vote is a power, a weapon of offense and defense, a prayer. Understand what it means and what it can do for your country. Use it intelligently, conscientiously, prayerfully.” From the beginning, the LWV has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders strongly believe that citizens should play a critical role in action and advocacy. The League of Women Voters of Moore County was established in 1987. It was then, and is now, a completely nonpartisan organization. LWV founders believed that Carrie Chapman Catt maintaining a nonpartisan stance would protect the new organization from becoming entrenched in the party politics of the day. League members, however, were encouraged to be political themselves, by educating citizens about, and lobbying for, government and social reform legislation. This holds true today. The LWV is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on critical issues of concern to members and the public. The LWV has a vibrant, rich history that continues with each year. Jay Emery is the co-president of the League of Women Voters of Moore County. Emery has been a League member for four years and has been co-president since July. Emery shares the responsibility with fellow co-president, Joan Matula. When asked about personal heroes that have inspired her work with the LWV, Emery says, “I’d have to say obviously, Alice Paul



and Carrie Catt, but my mother and grandmother were both strong women who have been very inspirational.” She is then quick to point out, “While the Centennial celebration is fun, the League of Women Voters works year-round on a variety of projects and initiatives.” One such project is the forming of Position Statements. The LWV selects different issues currently affecting the community, forms a committee, does research and develops a decision or Position, explaining the opinion of League of Women Voters of Moore County. A position they are firm about is their support of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which seeks to end distinctions between women and men in matters of divorce, property and employment among other things. The passage of the ERA would guarantee equal legal rights to all American citizens regardless of sex. There are other issues currently on the docket to receive an official position as well. The League of Women Voters of Moore County is forming a committee to develop a position on school vouchers, as well as an environmental committee to study water quality and the impact of growth as Moore County rapidly expands. Voter registration drives are an ongoing push for the League. An exciting project is the population of the website vote411.org, which allows users to input their ZIP code and see

ballot samples for upcoming elections. The site also allows political candidates to answer a variety of questions and have their unedited responses easily accessible to voters on a totally nonpartisan forum. The LWV annually awards civic leadership scholarships to outstanding students from all three major high schools in Moore County. These scholarships are entirely funded by a yearly event called the Lunch with Legends; this year’s event takes place March 10, 2020, at the Pinehurst Country Club. The famous suffragist Alice Stokes Paul said, “I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic.” While the main demographic of the League of Women Voters of Moore County isn’t very diverse, Emery strives to develop that inclusive sentiment. “We know right now we are just a group of old white ladies. We’d love to have more young women and women of color join the League. We understand, though, that younger women are busy with careers and children and extracurriculars. Our hope is that they learn about our organization and are teed up for when they have more time on their hands!” With their roots firmly in the past and their sights on the future, the LWV has a lot of work ahead of them. During a time when politics are often as contentious as they are polarizing, it is rare to see a group of women from varying backgrounds and political affiliations working closely together, harmoniously, for the equality of everyone. The League of Women Voters of Moore County is, in the spirit of Alice Paul, creating a beautiful and necessary mosaic in the Sandhills. PL




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Great art, where you see into the soul 18 ASOUTHERNSOPHISTICATION

that comes to mind when I think in terms of beauty.


n any given day, Margo Drakos can be found working from her laptop in an out-of-the-way corner of a restaurant in downtown Southern Pines. A busy remote strategist with a laserlike focus, she mostly goes unnoticed. Down to earth and remarkably talented, she is the founder and CEO of ArtistYear, our nation’s newest AmeriCorps program. A proud military spouse and mother of two, Margo is among the wave of newcomers with ties to Fort Bragg who now call the Sandhills home. Her work enables artists to dedicate a year of service to our nation by teaching alongside established educators in low-income schools. Founded in 2016, ArtistYear currently operates in schools across Philadelphia, New York City and rural Colorado. Service members are selected from institutions ranging from Duke University to the Juilliard School, including visual, literary and performing artists. “ArtistYear members hold undergraduate or graduate degrees and are highly skilled in their craft,” says Margo. “Their service provides them an opportunity to use their talent to make a difference in the lives of children, schools, and communities, while preparing them for jobs following their service year.”

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ArtistYear Fellow Shannon Lee and her William Cramp Elementary violin class just before their MLK Day performance.

of the person who created it, is really quite extraordinary. PINEHURSTLIVINGMAGAZINE.COM 19

I’m most inspired by individuals who take on the weight of others without wearing that as a sword or burden.

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Margo has a unique personal history that is inspirational:

I began violin at 2, sang on my first commercial at 4, and as a teenager and young adult, performed as a cellist across five continents on the world’s preeminent stages, from the Aspen Music Festival and Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. I entered conservatory at 15 and left home shortly thereafter, realizing my own agency and striving for stability and belonging. The arts literally supported my being— emotionally, intellectually and financially. Being a musician was exhilarating, relentless and magical. It required great concentration and problem solving. In my case, as a cellist, it was about interpreting the composer’s intent through the lens of my own perceptions and connecting with an audience in a meaningful way. Like words, music carries expression and nuance. It allows you to convey an emotion that might be hard to articulate in the English language and to transcend geographic, cultural, generational experiences. Each individual can hear a particular melody and take from it what they want. You, as a performer, hope the audience receives it in a way that moves them. Perhaps it comforts, or challenges, or helps them process and escape in some fashion. Music is one of the first things that comes to mind when I think in terms of beauty. Seeing a young person find a way to express what they’re experiencing inside through art is particularly powerful. Great art, where you see into the soul of the person who created it, is really quite extraordinary.

I’m most inspired by individuals who take on the weight of others without wearing that as a sword or burden. I find it remarkable when someone, in a very purposeful manner, finds a way to elevate others while also elevating oneself. It stops time and you let go of the minutia, allowing yourself to focus on gratitude for being on this planet and having a chance to see something visualized in a way that maybe you haven’t yet considered. I find it very humbling when someone takes the time to craft something for my own interpretation. It removes ego, and you see another kind of world unfolding in a way that really puts life in perspective. Anytime I experience beauty, it makes me think about big rocks verses sand. You know, we all have the same amount of time in a day. What are you going to spend it on? Are you going to worry about little trivial stuff or bigger things? When you see something incredibly, deeply beautiful, it makes you pause for that minute and just be present in the moment. In addition to music, Margo holds a master’s degree in human rights from Columbia University, and executive degrees in global leadership and public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School and Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. In 2007, Margo co-founded her first start-up, called lnstantEncore, now the world’s leading provider of mobile technology to the performing arts organizations. “I don’t think there’s a separation between being an artist and an

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Like words, music carries expression and nuance.

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entrepreneur,” she says. “Creating a startup is about clearly understanding the building blocks, like one note going into a melody to create a whole piece. The study of music prepares you beautifully for these journeys. “Look at what’s essential to our humanity, this ability to constantly innovate, have empathy and solve problems within certain constraints. You can’t divorce science, technology, engineering and math from the humanities. The same kind of intricacies in thinking are required for this breadth of knowledge that one finds in creative endeavors.” Never resting on her laurels, Margo spent a decade working with private and public institutions utilizing technology for revenue generation and to achieve sustainability. Until 2017, she spent four years as partner and chief technology officer at the McChrystal Group and its spin-off, CrossLead, working with Fortune 500 leaders to optimize performance by leveraging data. Over the course of her career, Margo has been a frequent guest speaker on entrepreneurship and innovation at institutions and event including Carnegie Mellon University, the Global Competitiveness Forum of Saudi Arabia, TechVenture in Singapore and the World Economic Forum at Davos. A commitment to a life of service inspired her current work with ArtistYear. “Your role as a teacher, much like a parent, is to prepare someone to teach themselves,” she says. “You want to show them how to flourish and offer them a suite of tools for problem solving so they can lift themself to the next level. “Ideally, you want them to be much better that you could ever be. Like the old adage of not giving them fish

but teaching them to fish, watching a student come up with greater innovation than you could have imagined is the best feeling in the whole world. “Art, expression, critical thinking and empathy are the basis of a thriving society. It’s not a given, it must be cultivated. As a civilization, if you're only focused on shortterm gains rather than nourishing a complete being, you're not fostering compassion for others and team building, and you risk losing your way in that darkness. “We’re seeing that now, folks being stretched at the core. The perceived connection through the digital space leaves one feeling hollow. As we've become more interconnected yet isolated, people gravitate toward community once more. They’re hungry for authentic communication and engagement. I’m excited for that rebirth and renewed definition of what community can mean. “When you see young people from all walks of life find their voice through the arts, it reminds you of the brilliance of our future. It’s important to find ways to invest in them so they can be the leaders that we require tomorrow. You can only dream as big as your concept of what’s out there. “There is a power that comes from accomplishing things that are hard and pursuing goals that require some form of excellence. Art is great vehicle for this. Not necessarily art for art’s sake. It’s about mastering the fundamentals, learning to be your best and the hard work of winning. From there, you can build and do whatever you desire.” PL

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hrough DNA testing, scientists recently discovered that all citrus fruits originated in the southeast foothills of the Himalayas, and citrus trees, including the lemon tree, began to appear around 8 million years ago, eventually spreading around the world. Further study has found the lemon is actually a human-cultivated hybrid citrus fruit descended from the orange and citron. In fact, the orange is also “humanmade,” as it’s a hybrid between the pomelo and mandarin fruits. Experts believe that lemons were initially cultivated about 2,500 years ago in India, and Arab traders brought the fruit to the Middle East and Africa in the first century and later to Italy in the second century. During the 11th century, Crusaders returning from Palestine brought the lemon to the rest of Europe. Then in 1493, Christopher Columbus carried

the lemon across the sea to the new world and by the 18th century, lemons were being grown extensively in California and elsewhere in the Americas. Lemons have a distinct place in world history. Lemon juice was the invisible ink of choice for spies in the Revolutionary War, Civil War and World Wars. The vitamin C-packed fruit also helped spur long-distance exploration over the oceans and helped avoid “winter sickness” by preventing scurvy. It was also used as an early form of birth control, with legendary lover Casanova a firm believer in its effectiveness. Initially, lemons were used more as an ornamental plant rather than for food. But eventually the culinary world took notice of this versatile fruit, with many chefs believing the lemon has its place next to salt as the two best flavor enhancers. We love lemons because they make us think of spring!

Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp cafedeiltes.com Prep 10 minutes / Serves 4

Ingredients 1/3 cup butter, with 2 tablespoons set aside 4 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 tablespoon) 1 3/4 pounds (800 g) shrimp (or prawns), peeled and

deveined, tails intact Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Juice of half a lemon (about 2 tablespoons; add more if desired)


2 tablespoons water Rice or pasta, cooked, to serve Fresh chopped parsley, to garnish

Melt 2 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Fry shrimp and add salt and pepper, to your taste. Cook 2 minutes on one side, while stirring occasionally. Flip and cook 2 minutes on the other side until they are just beginning to turn pink. Add in the remaining butter, lemon juice and water. Cook, while stirring, until the butter melts and the shrimp have cooked through (do not overcook). Take off heat. Taste test, and add more lemon juice, salt or pepper, if needed to suit your tastes. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve over rice or pasta.



SundaySupper Braised Chicken with Artichokes, Olives and Lemon marthastewart.com Prep 45 minutes / Serves 4


Chef Karen Littlefield, Filly & Colt’s, fillyandcolts.com Prep 45 minutes / Makes about 36

Cookies 1 whole chicken (3 1/2 pounds), cut into 8 pieces and patted dry Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 12 cloves garlic, peeled and lightly smashed 9 ounces frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and halved



Lemon-Butter Shortbread Cookies Cookies 4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 cups unsalted butter at room temperature 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Lemon Glaze 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 3 cups confectioners’ sugar 2–3 lemons, for 1 tablespoon zest, and 1/3 cup juice


Preheat the oven to 350 F. Zest lemons and then juice; set aside. Sift or whisk flour, salt and baking powder together in a bowl. Place butter in a large mixing bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until very creamy. Add confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice and flour mixture; mix until well combined. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into rounds using a round cookie cutter. Transfer cookies to ungreased baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are light brown on the bottom but still very light on top, about 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheets for about 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Whisk melted butter and lemon juice together in a small bowl. Add lemon zest and whisk again. Whisk in confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add more lemon juice if necessary to produce a thin consistency. Dip the top of each cookie in the glaze and transfer to a wire rack placed over waxed paper or parchment paper. Allow cookies to sit until glaze has set, about 2 hours. Store cookies in an airtight container between layers of waxed paper.


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Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat a large, straight-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil, then place chicken, skin-side down, in a single layer. Cook, turning, until browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Reduce heat to medium. Add garlic and artichokes; cook until golden brown in places, 5 to 7 minutes. Add olives, oregano and flour; cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Stir in broth and lemon, scraping browned bits from bottom of pan. Return chicken, skin-side up, and any juices to pan; bring to a simmer. Partially cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of chicken (without touching bone) registers 165 F, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove lid; continue simmering until sauce thickens slightly. Serve over orzo, sprinkled with oregano leaves.

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Made in China By Sassy Pellizzari


here is an interesting viticulture region that is uncommon and not frequently discussed, yet has a long history in the wine world, and more recently has international interest and investments: wines made in China. As much as the world of wine holds tight to traditions, at the same time, it is constantly evolving and expanding its borders. You may be surprised that China is the next biggest future market for winemaking. And it is the French, with all their fancy, successful, traditional, historical wines and everpresent haughty attitudes, who are investing in the Chinese wine market. The luxury group Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) produces Ao Yun wines in China which have been on shelves since 2016. Another huge French wine name, Domaines Barons de Rothschild, owner of the famous Chateau Lafite, produces Long Dai 2017, a product of Domaine de Long Dai, a Chinese wine producer from the region of Shandong.


These wines have the inspiration of French wines, specifically Bordeaux, produced with a blend of historic French grapes such as cabernet sauvignon, marselan, merlot and cabernet franc. There are similarities between certain regions in France and China where wine grapes grow. For example, the Shandong province is on the same latitude as the Bordeaux region, and the grape marselan has good resistance to mildew so it performs well in humid regions such as Shandong. There are other areas with extremely high elevation that helps to avoid extreme humidity. In areas where the winters are cold and dry, vines get buried by hand to avoid the tempest.

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Year of the Rat By Sundi McLaughlin


ow are those pesky New Year’s resolutions going? Oh, don’t look at me like that. This is a judgement-free zone. I have realized that the older I get, the less I know. However, I do think putting your good intentions and aspirations out there for the universe to hear is never a bad thing. For some reason though, it can be scary to say out loud the things we want the most; at least it is for me. That is why my friends Lauren, Paul, my man and I have gotten together over the last several years to list our yearly goals out loud to each other. We aim to get together in January, but with all of my fictional kids’ activities—and their real ones— we are lucky to get together before March. But when we do gather, I become the unofficial secretary. I take notes and look up whatever the Chinese New Year might be. For


instance, 2020 is the Year of the Rat. Coincidentally this is my year, so watch out! It all began in 2011 (the Year of the Rabbit). Some of the goals from our first list never manifested (thank goodness), while others did due to sheer determination and hard work. Many of our goals were eventually met; they just took a few extra years. My husband, however, has the will of an ox; once he decides to do something, he does it. He needs no one to encourage him or help him stay motivated. It truly is a marvel to witness, even if it is something as stupid as deciding to try and then staying on a KETO diet for four miserable years. Miserable for me, that is; he was happy as a clam. Admittedly, the list of goals are made sometimes drunkenly. I can remember in 2013 (Year of the

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pring arrives in the Carolinas on March 19, and soon our flower gardens will be a riot of colors and fragrances. But we don’t have to wait for those blooms to appear. The Garden Club of the Sandhills will usher in the season with an exhibit titled “Blooming Art.” Gorgeous flower arrangements and beautiful art work will be on display at this event. This is the second year the garden club will host the exhibit at the Campbell House Gallery in Southern Pines. The inspiration for this exhibit came from the very popular annual North Carolina Museum of Art’s exhibit called Art in Bloom, which will celebrate its sixth year this spring. Anyone who loves flowers and nature or appreciates art will enjoy this exhibit. Interpreting art with flowers is a growing trend with exhibits such as this popping up all over the country. The garden club hopes to inspire a love of flowers, nature and the environment through this exhibit. Everyone is invited to brush away the cobwebs of winter and enjoy the beautiful flowers and art. Local area garden club members and professional floral designers will choose a painting or objet d’art and create an arrangement interpreting the artwork. Many of the works of art are done by local artists. Last year more than 20 floral arrangements were on display along with the art objects that inspired the horticultural design. This year there will be even more floral pieces and art to enjoy. “It will be exciting to see the arrangements the floral designers have created as well as the beautiful art that inspired them,” says a spokesperson for the Garden Club of the Sandhills. “And it will once again be a fun way to usher in spring.” The exhibit will be on display March 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March 29 from noon to 4 p.m. So as to let everyone have an opportunity to comfortably view all the work, tickets are available through ticketmesandhills.com for $10. The money raised will help the Garden Club of the Sandhills fund community horticultural projects, as well as a scholarship for a horticulture student at Sandhills Community College. The Campbell House Gallery is located at 482 Connecticut Ave. in Southern Pines. Stop in and enjoy the wonderful talents of our local artists and floral designers and feel a touch of spring. PL




A Look Back

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A Portrait of Civility

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HE ARRIVAL OF HELEN BOYD DULL in Southern Pines in 1904 was perhaps second in importance only to the arrival of its founder, John Tyrant Patrick. Patrick looked at a sandbank and under his guidance it had become a town—and Dull helped shape it into the very special place it is today. She embodied the style and taste that would come to represent the community—informing, influencing and enhancing cultural life— inviting everyone to walk in the light of art, literature and music. Southern Pines, in turn, gave her what she believed was the most beautiful place she’d ever known. It was largely through Dull’s influence that her father purchased the vast acreage that formed the original Weymouth estate, encompassing what are now Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve and east Southern Pines, and her efforts to save the longleaf pine ecosystem sparked conservation across the South. No stranger to fortune and privilege, she was born in Pennsylvania on Dec. 1, 1865, to James and Louisa Yeomans Boyd. Her father AT TOP: Helen Boyd Dull in about 1886. commanded a vast coal empire, with operations ABOVE: Dull with James and Jackson Boyd in 1922. extending from Philadelphia to Chicago and St. Louis. They lived in the most respectable neighborhood in Harrisburg and were members of the fashionable Pine Street Presbyterian Church. As a child, Dull was a student of the nature and seemed to naturally understand the things taught in books. The piano was her diversion and music flowed from her fingers as they danced across the keys. Wise beyond years, calm judgement made her an arbiter in disputes among playmates. These traits strengthened with age, along with a keen interest in the welfare of others. At 23, she married Andrew Penrose Lusk Dull, who died five years later. Dull never remarried and devoted herself to civic pursuits. In 1899, when a typhoid epidemic broke out in the Harrisburg, Dull


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brought nurses into homes to teach families how to cope with the illness and avoid infection. Due to her efforts, thousands were spared, regardless of race, creed or socioeconomic status. Dull’s first visit to the Sandhills was noted in the Jan. 30, 1904, edition of The Pinehurst Outlook, and her entourage included her parents, brother John Y. Boyd, nephew James Jr., a valet and maids. They took a cottage for an extended stay after trying to buy land from the Tufts to establish a large winter retreat. While on this visit, Dull went with her father to explore the ridge overlooking the train station in Southern Pines, where they encountered workers bleeding the pines of resin for making turpentine and lumbermen leveling the trees. Grieved at the sight of the dying forest, Dull pleaded with her father to buy the land, thus saving what are today the world’s oldest longleafs. They named the place Weymouth Woods after the pines in Weymouth, England. Their original mansion was located in a grove of ABOVE: Bleeding trees for turpentine. low branching pines, giving the effect of a BELOW: The Southern Pines Civic Club. deep‐woods environment. They opened their estate to the public, inviting everyone to enjoy the forest, the hallmark of the town. Inspired by the Boyds, Southern Pines became the land of busy nature lovers—close by the grove of ancient trees. The coming of Dull marked the point when the town turned away from the axe, as public lands began to blossom and its identity as a resort community started to solidify. The community found itself ready for finer things, from concerts in the school auditorium to trash collection and a fire truck. In early 1907, Dull and Miss Anna Jenks began forming the Southern Pines Civic Club. Without fanfare they had announced their organization to the town council and 46 ladies joined at the first meeting. They wrote a club constitution and bylaws, their goal was to enhance cultural life, foster health and safety, promote the education of children, and make the town attractive to winter guests. The group held tea meetings in member’s homes as fundraisers and through gentle persuasion they enlisted support from elected officials. The women took a hands-on approach, organizing cleanup days where dingy street signs were replaced and weeds cut in vacant lots, and they lined the streets and train tracks with native plantings, according to Dull’s practice.


In the year the club was formed, Midland Road was under construction and Southern Pines could not completely fund its end of the project. Dull, being the first woman in the county to own a car, prevailed upon her father to contribute the deficit and she served as the intermediary. Her good work seemed never ending until a fateful day in the spring of 1909 when the Boyd timber burned. Kindled by a spark from a locomotive, a brush burn began sweeping up the hill. Nearly as fast as the shout of “fire” crossed the land, all the townsmen started battling the flames. As the blaze advanced up the ridge, a wave of fire surged high above the trees and with a sudden explosion the forest was enshrouded in flames. Eyewitness accounts tell of Dull running to join the firefighters, only narrowly escaping with her life, and many of the old pines were reportedly lost that day. The original Boyd mansion was razed in the early 1920s, and around that time Dull engaged New York architect Aymar Embury Dull’s home, Loblolly, was deemed “an escape from to design a new home. She named her house the usual” by a 1923 magazine. Loblolly, and its design had a profound effect on new residences built in Southern Pines, particularly in the Weymouth Heights subdivision during the 1920s. It was a tour-de-force of stucco and clay tile, checkerboard brick, bell cast hipped and gabled slate roofs, and a variety of other evocative details. A feature story in a 1923 issue of Arts & Decoration magazine described Loblolly as “an escape from the usual” and goes on to call its style “recognizable but difficult to define. The warm cream-colored stucco is effectively set off by the dark green of the pines and the setting is one of its peculiar charms.” Dull left this life Aug. 9, 1924. The year before she passed, a tribute was given in the city park in Southern Pines to honor the great trees that gave the town its name, and to recall the story of the woman who had saved them. The news of her death was met with far-reaching sorrow but was softened by the gifts she left behind. PL

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Real Mexico By Robert Gable


ince we can’t get everywhere, we often rely on secondhand stories about a far-off land and the people who live there. The best way to get the real story, however, is to travel and see for ourselves. What are the people like, what do they believe, what do they do every day? Go there and ask them. Paul Theroux has been doing just that for more than 50 years. His latest sojourn takes him throughout Mexico, and On the Plain of Snakes chronicles his epic journey. Theroux has thoroughly mastered his craft. He’s written 31 books of fiction, and this is his 20th nonfiction book. When it comes to his travel books, he’s been around the globe—Asia, Africa, Europe. He is a forthright and unflinching observer; we can be confident that his is a reliable account of events. And he mostly travels alone. Hats off to his ingenuity and gumption—some might say it borders on foolhardiness. (He has some close calls during this Mexican trip; at other times he is jubilant in the company of new friends.) Theroux drives his own car across Mexico, follows his own route, asks his own questions and derives his own conclusions. He starts his journey at the borderland. Are Mexicans really criminals, trying to slip illegally across the border by the thousands? He goes there and asks people “on the ground.” He starts his trip in early 2017 with eyes wide open, and he notes, “By the end of 2017, Mexico would record 29,168 murders, the majority of them cartel related.” He also has a few run-ins with the police, harrowing in their own way. In the border towns—Juarez, Nogales, Nuevo Laredo, Del Rio, Ciudad Acuna—he meets deportees and “those in transit.” He hears different stories and different circumstances for each person he talks to at a detention center. Between “coyotes” charging exorbitant fees to get them across the border or getting tangled in a bureaucratic maze, the people are stuck with hard choices. Theroux doesn’t sugarcoat their plight: “On their trip through Mexico, in vans or riding the Beast [train], migrants are brutalized, abducted or forced to work on Mexican farms as virtual slaves. In the past decade, 120,000 migrants have disappeared en route, murdered or dead and lost, succumbing to thirst or starvation.” Theroux shows our southern neighbor is a country of massive contradictions. Areas of the country have crippling poverty with living conditions almost in the Stone Age; yet


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there are 30 billionaires in Mexico City, who together have more money than every other Mexican combined. The country has sweeping vistas, beautiful countryside and colorful, friendly people. Yet there are violent drug cartels that rule whole cities, killing and dismembering rival gang members, as well as innocent bystanders. Theroux travels to rural central Mexico, on to Mexico City, then down to Oaxaca in the south. His way of operating is: “Solo mirando, I said at each place. Just looking, the theme of my traveling life.” He will strike up a conversation with anyone he happens to meet. He wants to see things as they are, not just as tour guides pronounce. Eight pages of color photographs portray some of the sights he visited and the people he met along the way. He notes that most people find a “… sustaining refuge in the comforts of family life. The realization that everyone is in the same boat, under siege by bad government—the word malgobierno is a continuous sigh of frustration—tends to create the likemindedness of sympathy helpful in making a community coherent. That families are intact, children are valued, and the elderly are respected helps to shore up the social framework and keeps Mexico ticking over, even in the worst of times.” His many years of traveling far and wide gives Theroux exceptional insight into what is going on. Here you can read about a vast array of experiences that come his way: Zapatistas in Oaxaco; the Santa Muerte fringe cult; poor villagers following ancient traditions in rural regions; mezcal distillers; flamboyant muxes in the Isthmus region; and folklore and traditional parades. Looking back on his journey, he concludes, “Yes, I was lucky—incredibly so. Lucky in the people I met, lucky in the friends I made, lucky even in my mishaps, my always emerging unharmed, with a tale to tell. More than 50 years of this, ever the fortunate traveler.” PL Robert Gable worked in book publishing for 18 years before going into the golf industry. He lived and worked in Pinehurst for five years and still misses it. He currently lives in Queens and works as an assistant golf pro at Metropolis Country Club in White Plains, New York.

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Healthy Forgiveness By Robert Nason


e’re a few months into the new year and perhaps those resolutions of yours are ebbing away from your memories. If that’s the case, here are a few gentle reminders of how to stay healthy and happy in 2020. Start small: No one is forcing you to run that marathon in the spring, unless you announced it to the entire family on Christmas Day after a few generous glasses of wine. Even then, no one is holding you accountable. So, instead of striving for the ultimate in fitness, try setting smaller and more manageable goals. Maybe it’s aiming to walk the dog four days a week. Or walking in a local 5K race. Or just stretching daily. Give yourself a win and make those first few goals attainable— it will do wonders for your mental health as well. Forest bathing: Our editor has written about this before but it’s worth repeating. There is scientific evidence that daily or just increased walking in a forest or meditating under trees has tangible health benefits. Bonus: We live in the land of the pines. Simple diet changes: We know the cheesecake at Ironwood is too good to ignore. But if you just can’t resist it, bank it as one of your sweet treats for the week and maybe think of replacing a dessert on another night with something a little healthier. 50 ASOUTHERNSOPHISTICATION

Also, think about introducing more plants into your diet. Plant-based eating is all the trend these days, but that’s because it’s healthy for you. And remember, plantbased foods include vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and beans, so there are plenty of ways to incorporate plant foods into your weekly menus. Self-care indulgence: Self-care is another buzzword for 2020, and part of self-care is allowing yourself to pursue the things you love most. Even if that thing is binge-watching a Netflix show, allow yourself the indulgence every once in a while. Do what you enjoy and don’t let yourself feel guilty about it later. Purpose: We human beings need purpose in life, and having a purpose can have an immense impact on a person’s physical health and mental well-being. “A reason to get up in the morning” is essential and it doesn’t have to be for grandiose plans. Yes, we all have purpose to make more money, get that promotion and become a famous author, but researchers note that simply volunteering once a week with the sole motivation of helping others can drastically improve your mood and your overall outlook on life. Farmer’s markets: Go once a week. You’ll find local, healthy produce, you’ll be supporting local businesses and you’ll be eating healthier. Or try Sandhills Farm-to-Table

(sandhillsfarm2table.com) and get a weekly basket of healthy foods. Forgive: Studies have found that people who are more forgiving tend to live more satisfied lives and have less depression, anger and stress. Dr. Karen Swartz of Johns Hopkins Medicine notes, however, that benefits don’t derive from just saying, “I forgive you.” In an article on hopkinsmedicine.org she says, “It is an active process in which you make a conscious decision to let go of negative feelings whether the person deserves it or not. You are choosing to offer compassion and empathy to the person who wronged you.” Swartz outlines six steps to forgiving: Reflect and remember. This includes the hurtful events, how you reacted, how you felt and how the anger and disappointment have affected you since. Empathize with the other person. As an example, if your spouse’s father died of lung cancer, then his anger when you smoke, even if infrequently, might be more understandable.

requires it may be enough to bring some healing. But one study found that people whose forgiveness came in part from understanding that no one is perfect were able to resume a normal relationship with the other person, even if that person never apologized. Those who only forgave in an effort to salvage the relationship wound up with a worse relationship. Let go of expectations. An apology may not improve your relationship, but if you understand that prior to the apology, you’ll avoid disappointment and will still feel the benefits of trying. Decide to forgive. Once you make that choice, confirm it with an action. If you don’t feel you can talk to the person who wronged you, write about your forgiveness in a journal or even talk about it to someone else in your life whom you trust. Forgive yourself. The act of forgiving includes forgiving yourself. For instance, if your spouse had an affair, recognize that the affair is not a reflection of your worth, says Swartz. PL

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On the Buckle

Getting Started By Whitney Weston


y first lesson riding was at the age of 4 in a barn in southern Illinois. My city-dwelling parents didn’t know the first thing about horses, so I was lucky we found a safe environment to get started. Horses are complicated animals to own and keep, so my first piece of advice is don’t rush out and buy the first cute, fluffy pony you see! It’s best to get your feet wet by starting in a structured environment with experienced lesson horses. Here are a few tips on how to get started on your equestrian journey. Riding School: We are so fortunate to be nestled in the heart of horse country here in Southern Pines and the Pinehurst areas. The number of choices can be daunting! A quick internet search or recommendations from a friend or neighbor are great places to start looking into a school that is the right fit for you. When you call up the school, the first questions you should ask are about the horses in the program. Look for dedicated horses that have “been there, done that” and are kind and willing to teach a beginner. For example, a younger and less experienced horse will have a harder time being patient with people new to riding. A horse that might misinterpret the rider’s signal could very quickly turn into a dangerous situation. When interviewing riding schools, make sure to ask about the lesson horse’s history. How long have they been a dedicated lesson horse? Are they patient and easygoing? Do they react to nervous riders? If you are tall, do they have horses that can accommodate you comfortably? If you are looking for your small daughter or son, do they have solid small horses or ponies that wouldn’t be intimidating for first-time riders? It’s just as important to find an instructor who is experienced, patient and qualified. In the United States, we don’t have a universal licensing program like in other countries. It is important, therefore, to ask about the instructor’s experience, years of teaching and how long they have been


working with these particular lesson horses. My best advice is to ask to sit in on a lesson and observe. Watch how the instructor handles student questions during the lesson. Are they able to explain themselves well? Do they stay calm and collected when problems arise and help the student troubleshoot? Does the teaching style match with how you like to learn? Cost and Frequency: Riding lessons vary in cost. In this area, an hour lesson will run anywhere from $45 to $85. Some barns offer packages for those who want to ride more frequently. Like any sport, art or skill, frequency is key. Balance and muscle memory play a large part in learning how to ride, so the more time in the saddle the better! One lesson a week is minimum for productive learning, and most students riding and competing ride three to five times per week. Safety: No reputable riding school will allow people to ride without the necessary equipment for a safe experience. While most barns provide the tack (saddle, bridle, etc.) for the horse, all student riders will need to outfit themselves with helmets and riding boots. Riding Helmet: The helmet will need to be a specific riding helmet (no bike helmet please!) as the ASTM/SEI has done specific safety testing for equestrian use. Galloping from 6 feet above the ground is a very different scenario than riding a bike a few feet off the pavement. Helmets should fit snugly. Once the helmet is placed on your head, press down so you can feel the helmet on the top of your skull. A helmet that is too small will sit high up on your head like a tiny hat. To check if the helmet is too big, tug the visor of the helmet up and down. If your forehead does not wrinkle when pulling down or the helmet moves easily around without moving the skin of your forehead, then it is too big. Once the helmet size is established, the strap that secures the helmet under your chin should be adjusted so only two fingers can fit between the strap and your throat.

Riding Boots: I have seen some Vogue magazine covers with models on horses wearing very unsafe riding boots! Don’t get sucked into fashion over function and waste your money on those tall, stylish boots—most of these have a heel that is too tall, which is liable to get caught in a stirrup. They also don’t tend to have the support needed to ride without straining an ankle. Short riding boots, called paddock boots, are ideal for riders starting out. They should have a flexible sole with grip, and a heel no higher than 2 inches. Paddock boots are made of leather or leatherlike material, and cover just above the ankle. Laces or a zipper help make them tight around the ankle for support. Attire: There are a variety of brands, price ranges, colors and options when choosing riding gear. Like most things these days, it can be overwhelming! My best advice is to head down to our local Southern Pines tack store, Cabin Branch, or for lightly used gear, Barn Door Consignment. Staff members are educated and ready to help you choose. The most important clothing items would be riding tights or breeches. In a pinch, thick leggings will work, as long as they are fitted to the whole leg so they don’t get caught in any of the horse’s equipment and cause safety issues. Riding in shorts might be allowed for beginners at some schools, but not recommended as the saddle will chafe painfully on bare skin! Gloves will protect your hands from leather reins, and add grip until your fingers and hands get stronger and are able to hold the reins easier. First lesson tips: Upon arrival at the barn, expect to sign a ride release. Like any high-intensity sport, there are risks involved. Professional barns will have a release ready that explains both the student’s and the barn’s rights and responsibilities. If this is your first time around horses, the instructor should explain how to move around the horse without frightening them. Horses are flight animals, so being calm, moving slowly and speaking in a low, soothing voice is comforting to them. Horses should always be given a wide berth when moving behind them. Even a well-meaning horse has a natural instinct to kick out when surprised or spooked. The instructor should then help explain the grooming process, and how to “tack up,” or place equipment on the horse safely and neatly. Then it’s off to ride! Above all, enjoy bonding with your horse, and learning everything you can from the instructors. Riding horses is a combination of art and science, which takes patience and dedication. Olympic equestrians are usually much older than the average teenage gymnast, as it takes decades to get to the top levels and learn to partner with a 1,500-pound thinking and breathing live animal. I hope you find horses as fascinating and fun as I do. Happy trails! PL

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On the Green

Records in Sight by Helen Ross


hen Tiger Woods was just 6 years old, he played in an outing with Sam Snead. He thinks it was at Calabasas Country Club in the Los Angeles suburb. But even now, 38 years later, Woods clearly remembers the outcome. “I had come out to play the 17th and 18th holes with him,” Woods said. “I remember hitting the ball into a little creek and playing it out of the water and making bogey. I bogeyed the last and he went par-par. The only time I ever got a chance to play with Sam Snead, I was 2 down through two.” Snead was 70 at the time and he had won more PGA Tour events than any other player. His 82nd and final victory came at the 1965 Greater Greensboro Open, a tournament he won a record eight times, and no one, not even the great Jack Nicklaus, had effectively threatened that mark. Last fall, though, the prodigious Woods finally drew even with the World Golf Hall of Famer when he birdied the 72nd hole for a three-stroke victory at the ZOZO Championship. He was 43 when he equaled the milestone, while Snead was 52 when he set the mark. By the time you read this, Woods may well have eclipsed the colorful, crusty man from the mountains of Virginia. And while the pursuit of Nicklaus’ 18 majors may be more popularly held, Woods’ career wins total is astounding— particularly given the depth of the PGA Tour right now. “I think it’s a lot harder to win week in and week out here,” said reigning U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland, who played with Woods the final two rounds in Japan. “Obviously the majors speak for themselves, but a lot of guys, 82’s just a crazy number. You look at the guys that have won 10 times and it’s pretty special, let alone to come out here and win 82 times. “To battle through the injuries he’s dealt with, gosh, he’s young and he’s playing unbelievable. The ball-striking exhibition I’ve seen the last two days is a joke. So, I don’t see 56 ASOUTHERNSOPHISTICATION

him stopping anytime soon. Eighty-two’s pretty special. I think there’s a lot more in store.” Woods was 20 when he won his first Tour event, beating Davis Love III—another future World Golf Hall of Famer— in a playoff at the 1996 Las Vegas Invitational. He went on to win 45 more times before even hitting the big 3-0. The 82nd win came in his 360th start which makes for a phenomenal winning percentage of 22.8. The active player who comes closest to Woods is Phil Mickelson, who picked up his first win as an amateur and has 44 total victories, including five majors, to rank ninth all-time. Mickelson turns 50 in June, though, so catching Woods isn’t going to happen. Love, who won for the 21st time in Greensboro in 2015, is next on the active list although he is working for CBS this year and splitting his competitive starts between the Tour and the PGA Tour Champions. Beyond those two are Dustin Johnson, who has 20, and Rory McIlroy and Jim Furyk with 17 each. But Furyk turns 50 in May and Johnson, who is 35, and the 30-year-old McIlroy need to start winning at a Woods-ian pace—he has had 10 seasons with at least five victories, another TOUR record—to even come close. Small wonder, then, that the number 83 looms so large. “You would have to think the depth on TOUR is getting stronger and stronger and stronger as well,” said former world No. 1 Justin Rose. “So maybe it’s harder to rack up seven, eight, nine, 10 a year, but still 83 is pretty good. Yeah, it’s a number I can’t quite get my head around. “I was pretty excited to get to double digits. You know, it’s a long way north of that. Yeah, it’s impressive.” How many more Woods wins remains to be seen. Vijay Singh won 22 times in his 40s; Snead captured 17 in the same decade of life. By all reports, Woods is healthy as he’s been in years. But at the same time, those four back surgeries have to have

The taken a toll and an August arthroscopic surgery on his left knee was the fifth of his career. He had to withdraw from THE Northern Trust just last year due to a mild oblique strain. Even Woods acknowledges the passage of time makes competing more challenging. “When I was younger it was—I had more good days than bad feelingwise,” he said. “Now, at 44, I feel more bad days than I do good days. I think all of you at my age or older can relate to that. I think that’s the hardest part about being an older athlete. “You see it all the time at the Masters. You see it every single year, either Fred (Couples), (Bernhard) Langer or somebody’s up there for about two to three days, then they fade. It’s hard to put it together for all four days as you get older. It’s just harder. “That’s one of the things that I’ve noticed, it’s just harder to do, it’s hard to recover now. But I’ve been able to have won a few tournaments since I’ve made my comeback and hopefully, I win some more.” Woods went on to call the times he gets to tee it up these days as “blessed opportunities.” Opportunities to potentially get one step closer to Nicklaus’ 18 major championships. Opportunities to get 1 up—and maybe more—on Snead, too. Opportunities that are sweeter than ever now, too. “There’s no doubt, because I’m at a point where I didn’t know if I would ever play again,” Woods said. “I was just hoping to be able to walk normal again. To be able to go through all that to get to where I’m at now is very—I’m very appreciative. “I know how it feels to have this game, you know, what I felt like taken away from me, where I couldn’t participate in the way that I wanted to. Just so happy and so fortunate to be able to have this opportunity again.” PL

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3.2.2020 Layered and Lovely - Earrings and Pendants ART Works Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $39 | 12 - 2 p.m. Contact: 910.245.4129, info@artworksvass.com, artworksvass.com 3.2.2020 New Author Series - An Evening with Authors Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 7 p.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, giventufts.org 3.3.2020 Layered and Lovely - Earrings and Pendants ART Works Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $39 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.245.4129, info@artworksvass.com, artworksvass.com 3.4.2020 Fused Glass Birdies Artworks Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $29 - $47 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.245.4129, info@artworksvass.com, artworksvass.com 3.5.2020 Story Time Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10:30 a.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, giventufts.org 3.5.2020 N.C. Symphony: A Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration Lee Auditorium | 250 Voit Gilmore Lane | So. Pines Cost: $18 - $48 | 8 - 10 p.m. Contact: 877.627.6724, tickets@ncsymphony.org, ncsymphony.org 3.6-19.2020 Emma Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $8 | see website for times Contact: 910.692.3611, sunrisetheater.com 3.6.2020 Miss Tess and The Talkbacks Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $20 - $25 | 6:46 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, theroosterswife.org


3.7.2020 Glassfest STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org 3.7.2020 Given Kids Saturday - Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, giventufts.org 3.8 & 3.12.2020 Anne Frank: Parallel Stories Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $15 | 8th: 4 p.m. | 12th: 10 a.m. Contact: 910.692.3611, sunrisetheater.com 3.8.2020 George Jackson Band, Treya Lam Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $20 - $25 | 6:46 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, theroosterswife.org 3.9.2020 Classical Concert Series: Nathan Lee, piano Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $30 - $35 | 8 - 10 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2787, acmc@mooreart.org, mooreart.org 3.10.2020 Stained Glass Star Artworks Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $39 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Contact: 910.245.4129, info@artworksvass.com, artworksvass.com 3.11 & 25.2020 Babies, Songs and Read-Alongs Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, giventufts.org 3.12.2020 Story Time Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10:30 a.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, giventufts.org

3.12.2020 Gathering at Given - Given Library’s Future Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 3:30 p.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, giventufts.org

3.16.2020 MCHA Chicken & Waffles Luncheon Shaw House | 110 W. Morganton Road | So. Pines Cost: $20 | 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Contact: moorehistory.com, info@moorehistory.com

3.14.2020 Stamping and Printmaking - Artworks for Kids ART Works Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $19 | 9:30 - 11 a.m. Contact: 910.245.4129, info@artworksvass.com, artworksvass.com

3.16.2020 Evening Workshop: Sip & Paint with Jane Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: $35 | 6 p.m. Contact: 910.295.7022, giventufts.org

3.14.2020 Cooking Workshop with Wooden Ram Cookery House in the Horseshoe | 288 Alston House Road | Sanford Cost: $25 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: amanda.brantley@ncdcr.gov 3.14.2020 Metropolitan Opera: Der Fliegende Hollander Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $27 | 1 p.m. Contact: 910.692.3611, sunrisetheater.com 3.15.2020 Moore County Concert Band Spring Concert Carolina Hotel - Grand Ballroom | 80 Carolina Vista Drive l Pinehurst Cost: FREE l 2:00 p.m. Contact: 910.692.7012, moorecountyband.org 3.15.2020 Riverdance - 25th Anniversary Show Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $15 | 4 p.m. Contact: 910.692.3611 | sunrisetheater.com 3.15.2020 The Blue Eyed Bettys Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $20 - $25 | 6:46 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, theroosterswife.org

3.18.2020 22nd Kelly Cup Golf Championship Pinehurst No.8 | 100 Centennial Blvd. | Pinehurst Cost: $800 per team | 12 p.m. shot gun start Contact: 910.692.3323, sandhillschildrenscenter.org 3.18.2020 Glass and Resin: Life’s a Beach ART Works Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $39 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Contact: 910.245.4129, info@artworksvass.com, artworksvass.com 3.19.2020 Story Time Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10:30 a.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, giventufts.org 3.19.2020 Wit & Whimsy The Fair Barn | 200 Beulah Hill Road S. | Pinehurst Cost: $75 | 6:30 p.m. Contact: uprisingtheatercompany.com 3.21.2020 Mini Masters: Frida Kahlo ART Works Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $19 | 9 - 10:30 a.m. Contact: 910.245.4129, artworksvass.com 3.21.2020 Mini Masters: Frida Kahlo - preschool ART Works Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $15 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Contact: 910.245.4129, artworksvass.com





3.22.2020 Cape Fear - A Splendid Stage of American History (part 3 of 3) Weymouth Center | 555 E Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: $15 | 2 - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167, ncparks.gov 3.22.2020 Steel City Rovers Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $20 - $25 | 6:46 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, theroosterswife.org 3.23.2020 Embellished Bracelets Trio ART Works Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $49 | 1 - 4 p.m. & 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Contact: 910.245.4129, info@artworksvass.com, artworksvass.com 3.26.2020 Story Time Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10:30 a.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, giventufts.org 3.26.2020 Clays for Kids DeWitt’s Outdoor Sports | 433 Jimmy Carriker Road | Ellerbe Cost: $150 + | 1:30 p.m. team check in Contact: 910.692.3323, sandhillschildrenscenter.org 3.26.2020 Hargreaves and DeGroot, Furtado, and Price Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $20 - $25 | 6:46 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, theroosterswife.org 3.26-29.2020 Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (Female Version) Owen’s Auditorium | 3395 Airport Road | So. Pines Cost: $25-$45 | see website for times Contact: judsontheater.com, judsontheatre@gmail.com 3.28.2020 Moore Philharmonic Orchestra: Pancake Fundraiser Kickback Jacks | 10745 U.S. 15-501 | So. Pines Cost: $8 | 8 - 10 a.m. Contact: mporchestra.com


3.28.2020 Ladies Day Out Days Inn | 805 SW Service Road | So. Pines Cost: $10 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.331.9965, ladiesdayoutnc.com 3.28-29.2020 Blooming Art Campbell House Gallery | 482 E. Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: $10 | Sat: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sun: 12 - 4 p.m. Contact: 843.992.1891, ticketmesandhills.com 3.28.2020 Raise the Roof Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $15 - $20 | 6 p.m. Contact: 910.692.3611, sunrisetheater.com 3.29.2020 Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo & Juliet Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $15 - 25 | 1 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501, sunrisetheater.com 3.29.2020 Eliza Neal Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $20 - $25 | 6:46 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, theroosterswife.org 4.2.2020 Prancing Horse Barn Dance Fair Barn | 200 Beulah Hill Road S. | Pinehurst Cost: $75 | 6 - 10 p.m. Contact: 910.281.3223, prancing-horse.org, prancinghorseinfo@yahoo.com 4.3.2020 Uncorked: A Wine Crawl Artists League | 129 Exchange St. | Aberdeen Cost: $35-40 | 4 - 8 p.m. Contact: sandandpinemag.com 4.4.2020 Easter Extravaganza Malcolm Blue Farm | 1177 Bethesda Road | Aberdeen Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7275, townofaberdeen.net




This from an uncommonly insightful 13-year-old Anne Frank during one of the most tragic periods in history. Frank’s quote fits perfectly with what we are trying to achieve in our annual “The Uncommon Good” feature in Pinehurst Living. Now we’re asking for your help. Do you know someone who has done an uncommon good for the community? Tell us all about them!

nominations: Now through May 31, 2020 Who will select the Uncommon Good: A panel of 5 individuals from diverse backgrounds and age groups to ensure the selection process is fair.

How to nominate someone for an Uncommon Good Award: Go to www.pinehurstlivingmagazine.com/uncommongood. Brief background on your nominee. Why are you nominating this person? How have they positively impacted the community?




4.4.2020 Aberdeen Dog Fair Downtown Aberdeen Cost: FREE | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Contact: aberdeendogfair@gmail.com 4.4.2020 Temple Theatre at the Sunrise: Steel Magnolias Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $29 | 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.3611, sunrisetheater.com 4.5.2020 Weymouth Chamber Music Series - Ezra Duo Weymouth Center | 555 E Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: $25 member/$35 nonmember | 2 - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.692.6261, weymouthcenter@pinehurst.net, weymouthcenter.org 4.5.2020 Helen Boyd Dull: A Portrait of Civility Southern Pines Civic Club | 105 S. Ashe Street | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 3 p.m. Contact: moorehistory.org 4.5.2020 Temple Theatre at the Sunrise: Steel Magnolias Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $29 | 2 p.m. Contact: 910.692.3611, sunrisetheater.com 4.6.2020 Classical Concert Series: Mélange Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $30 - $35 | 8 - 9:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2787, acmc@mooreart.org, mooreart.org 4.9.2020 Berryfield - Live at the Cafe STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org 4.11.2020 Metropolitan Opera: Tosca Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $27 | 1 p.m. Contact: 910.692.3611, sunrisetheater.com


4.16.2020 NC Symphony: Scheherazade Lee Auditorium | 250 Voit Gilmore Lane | So. Pines Cost: $31 - $50 | 8 - 10 p.m. Contact: 877.627.6724, tickets@ncsymphony.org, ncsymphony.org 4.17-18.2020 2020 Festival D’Avion Moore County Airport | 7825 Aviation Drive | Carthage Cost: $10 - $75 | Fri. 5 - 8 p.m. | Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Contact: 910.692.3212, festivaldavion.com 4.18.2020 Sandhills Farm Tour Various Farms | Moore County Cost: FREE | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Contact: 910.947.3188, eventbrite.com (search Sandhills Farm Tour) 4.18.2020 Who Grass: The Hillbenders live in concert Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $35 - $39 | 7 p.m. Contact: 910.692.3611, sunrisetheater.com 4.18.2020 Retreat to Horseshoe House in the Horseshoe | 288 Alston House Road | Sanford Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.947.2051 4.18.2020 Blues & Brews: A Festival at the Farm Malcolm Blue Farm | 1177 Bethesda Road | Aberdeen Cost: $5 | 12 - 7 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7275, townofaberdeen.net 4.18.2020 Southern Pines Garden Club Home & Garden Tour The Campbell House | 482 E. Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: $25 - $30 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: southernpinesgardenclub.com, southernpinesgardenclub@outlook.com

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events@pinehurstlivingmagazine.com 4.18.2020 Heritage Day Bryant House | 3361 Mt. Carmel Road | Carthage Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2051, moorehistory.com, info@ moorehistory.com 4.19.2020 Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $15 - $25 | 1 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501, sunrisetheater.com 4.21 & 28.2020 Just Mercy - afternoon book discussions Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church | 972 W. Pennsylvania Ave. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 1 - 2:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.6252, discipleship@brownsonchurch. org, pridgenip@gmail.com 4.23 & 30.2020 Just Mercy - evening book discussions Douglas Community Center | 1185 W. Pennsylvania Ave. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 6:30 - 8 p.m. Contact: 910.692.6252, discipleship@brownsonchurch. org, pridgenip@gmail.com

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4.24.2020 Rock N Run 5k Southern Pines Brewing Co. | 565 Air Tool Drive | So. Pines Cost: $30 | 6 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.947.1703, friendtofriend.me 4.25.2020 Jeremy Gilchrist Live at the Cafe StarWORKS | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, starworksnc.org



Sandhills Sightings

March April 2020


Christmas Open House Benefiting the Moore County Historical Association Shaw House

Southern Pines December 12

Top, from left: Board members Gene Schoenfelder, Kate Curtin and Steady Meares; Carla & Alan Butler. / Bottom, from left: Lucinda Carpenter, George Hoffman and Sarah Mathews; Ann Miller and William Munford; Mary Margaret McNeill with Don & Priscilla McLeod; and Linda Hamel and Kaye Brown.

Village Chapel Angel Tree/ Christmas for Moore Village Chapel Pinehurst

December 14

Top, from left: Eleanora Voelkel, Mary Callow, Don Hamilton, Cricket Crowell, Lori Valentines, Ericka Granata and Faith Clay; Antonio, Lady & Ezequiel Santos / Bottom, from left: Keva Renaud and Santa’s helpers; Vicente Jarpa, Nicholas Granata and Jonathan Stansel; and Eleanora Voelkel, Reverend John Jacobs and Rena Jenkins.


Sandhills Sightings Pinehurst No. 6 and Newcomers Holiday Party Pinehurst No. 6 Pinehurst

December 17

Top, from left: President of Pinehurst No. 6 Dale Perdue and wife Phyllis; Barbara & Michael Marsh with Newcomers President Lana Yee / Bottom, from left: Todd & Christy Williams, Eric & Lisa Marelle, Paula & Adam Crocker; Eric & Barbara Westley; and Mike & Wendy Malone, Bill & Donna May and Maury & Linda Donnelly.

Vivian Jacobson presents Elvis and Chagall Bradshaw Performing Arts Center Pinehurst January 8

Top, from left: Suzy Russell, Lora Smith, Mariann Murphy and Clare Vallee; Jackie Rosenblum with Audrey & George Kessler / Bottom, from left: Jennifer Dail and Cassidy Benjamin; Author and lecturer Vivian Jacobson; Sue Deutsch and Carroll Watts; and Tess Gillespie and Darlind Davis.


Sandhills Sightings Grand Reopening Paragon Theater Southern Pines January 16

Top, from left: Ribbon cutting; Robin & Chuck Hutchings / Bottom, from left: Theater general manager Steve Majewski and Southern Pines council member Bill Pate; Theater owners Mike Wilson, Mike Whalen and James Herd; Donna Brown, Tarya McKiver Johnson & Raylae; and the new theater sign.

Pinewild Celebration The Fair Barn Pinehurst

January 18

Top, from left: Sean & Becca Leen; Jacques & Mary Wood; Sue Fassett and Kathy McGushin / Bottom, from left: The Celebration committee: Rita Burnat, Vickie Isaacs, Pat Sykora, Kriss Ham, Becca Leen, Karen Fogle, Wendy Schreiber, Cathy Broutsas and Mary Anne Lynch; Michael Basko, Cathy Jones and Janet & Craig Dozois; and Larry & Beverly Newman, Dottie Smith and Julie & Jeff Gilbert.


Sandhills Sightings Sandhills Wedding Expo Carolina Hotel Pinehurst

January 26

Top, from left: Leslie Habets of Jack Hadden Floral Design & Events, Kay McCutchen, Diamond Sargent & Ty Young; Marva Kirk of Kirk Tours with Steve & Catherine Stewart / Bottom, from left: Chrissi & Jonathan Crowder and Elayne & Jayne Cummings; Sandy Gernhart and Lisa Richmond; Emily Jones and Summer Jones Hudson; and Chris Dardi and Marie Forte.

Friend to Friend Luncheon Country Club of North Carolina Pinehurst

January 28

Top, from left: Domestic violence survivor Nicole Bennett with Tennille Pratt; Friend to Friend executive director Anne Friesen with Holly Davis, Helen Probst Mills and Cami Gregg / Bottom, from left: The Pinecrest Bella Voce choir sang the opening prayer; Board of Directors chair Ann Petersen with Nancy Ellis; and Luncheon committee: Sarah Johnson, Holly Davis, Anne Krahnert and Lynne Healy.


Sandhills Sightings Bowtie Ball Benefiting Sandhills Classical Christian School The Fair Barn Pinehurst

February 7

Top, from left: Matt & Belinda Furby, Margaret Stanton and Katie Parson; Director of Development Gene Liechty and wife Kimberly / Bottom, from left: Glenn & Cathy Middleton with Sarah & Jed Cline; Head of School Todd Zimmerman and Laura Zimmerman; Victoria Flaherty serves champagne; and Auctioneer Ben Farrell with Julianne & Brian Clodfelter.

Chocolate Festival

United Methodist Church Pinehurst

February 8

Top, from left: Owner of the Bakehouse Martin Brunner demonstrated making chocolate mousse to Dawn Munday, Barbara Reining and Judy Block; Brooke, Louisa & Caroline Infantolino with Kay Edmiston & Jamie Wesner / Bottom, from left: Lisa Shearer and Margaret Cox with baskets of chocolate goodies; some of the chocolates for sale; Event coordinator Kathy Bollenbacher with Frances Kruitbosch; and Declan Harbaugh.


Sandhills Sightings The Tarheel Traveler Benefiting the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange and Given Memorial Library The Given Book Shop Pinehurst

February 11

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sightings@ pinehurstlivingmagazine.com First row, from left: Manny & Sonja Rothstein; Door prize winner Dee Hall / Second row: Woman’s Exchange president Barb Summers, The Tarheel Traveler Scott Mason & Kathleen Causey; Joan Gibson and Anne Wright / Third row: Leo & Char Magiera, Jack Norton, Ruthann, Jim Wiltjer and Chuck Peterson; Nancy Mack, Ellen Hamilton and Susan Lockley / Bottom row: Terry & Jean Davis; and Jackie Churchbourne and Sylvia Parks.



Last Impression

Down the Stretch photograph and caption courtesy of Moore County Historical Association

The first Stoneybrook Steeplechase, held in 1949, on Mickey Walsh’s Stoneybrook Farm on Young’s Road in Southern Pines. The Stoneybrook Steeplechase turned into a popular rite of spring held in April. A substantial amount of its profits went to charity, and the event drew, at its height, about 50,000 spectators from all over the Eastern Seaboard and beyond. The Walsh family continued to hold the race until 1998. Mickey Walsh was an Irish immigrant who arrived in America in 1925. In 1941, he moved his Irish-born wife, Kitty, and their growing family to an apartment over the stable at the farm that Walsh later named Stoneybrook. Walsh’s Stoneybrook Steeplechase replaced the Sandhills Steeplechase, which had been a tradition in Southern Pines for eight years.


Veterinary Laser Therapy ... Also known as Photobiomodulation Therapy, laser therapy is the application of a therapeutic dose of light to

impaired or dysfunctional tissue leading to a cellular response the reduces pain and inflammation and speeds up tissue healing. It can be used for almost any form of tissue damage like hot spots, lick granulomas, lacerations, and abscesses, pain management (i.e. osteoarthritis, back/disc issues, hip dysplasia, cruciate tears), inflammation (i.e. cystitis, pancreatitis, anal gland issues), after surgeries, and dentals (i.e. gingivitis, extractions). Vanguard Veterinary Hospital has two Class IV lasers and one Class IIIb laser (aka cold laser) that we have in use all day every day to take care of all of our patients’ needs. -Dana A Vamvakias, DVM, CCRT, cVMA, CAC




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