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12 Joyful Noise

42 Concours in the Village

An evening of song with the The Arc of Moore County’s adult choir.

The Sandhills Motoring Festival kicks off its 2nd annual car show in the Village of Pinehurst.

18 Building Solutions

44 The Art of Staging

Trade industries are facing a major labor shortage, and Moore County home builders are spearheading education intiatives to help.

Selling a house is about finding that unique edge over other homes. Staging your home may be just the thing to inspire a fast sale.

32 Sunday Supper

64 A Look Back

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French gastronome once said, “The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star.” You have to love that, it’s just so … French. When people ask me what my favorite food is, I somewhat annoyingly answer, “I like variety.” While some can quickly answer pasta, chicken or guacamole, for me it’s more of what haven’t I had in a while. I could never be one of those people that eat the same thing every day. Willie Nelson recently admitted he eats oatmeal in the morning and bacon and eggs at night, and that’s about it. Jay Leno, former Tonight Show host, is known to decide on lunch in January and then that is all he eats for lunch throughout the entire year. The Atlantic did a story recently on people that eat the same thing every day. One man’s lunch consisted of a peanut butter sandwich with a side of fruit or vegetable for 25 years straight. Every. Single. Day. I can’t imagine that. He’s not alone, though: A recent study in Britain found 17 percent of British people had eaten the same lunch every day for two years. Granted, some eat monotonously for entirely valid reasons, whether for convenience due to time constraints or for dietary restrictions and health reasons. But to choose to eat the same for no reasonable reason is entirely foreign to me. That is not to say, however, that those that crave variety won’t find themselves in their own version of food tedium. A few years ago, my wife thought we should try a whole wheat pasta to start avoiding those dreaded white carbs found in regular pasta. To ease our way into it, she mixed regular pasta with the whole wheat for our first meal. A logical approach, you will admit. We both sat down in front of a beautiful bowl of pasta, homemade sauce and meatballs topped with a healthy dusting of fresh parmesan cheese. And we both proceeded to eat around the whole wheat pasta until that penne was all that was left in our bowls. Yes, we are both relatively mature adults, but it was like our brains were subconsciously telling us, “Nope, you’re not going there. Enjoy the regular pasta and stop messing with a good thing.” We haven’t had whole wheat pasta since. Which is why I find the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Future 50 Foods list so fascinating. Our Healthy Choices column (page 60) goes into more detail, but the purpose of the list is to re-expand our palates to more sustainable foods. WWF focused on 50 plant-based foods that have a lower impact on the environment, have a high nutrient density, and are diverse enough across several food groups to allow for production and sustainability around the world. As noted in our column, the WWF reports there are 50,000 edible plant species around the world but humans only regularly eat 200 of them. This myopic farming philosophy is contributing to climate change and making us dangerously reliant on a small number of crops for our food source. But can we humans make such a dramatic switch in our diet? Can we make the adjustment from steak and potatoes to Bambara groundnuts and finger millet? I know it will be tough convincing those people averse to whole wheat pasta. Maybe we’ll start small and try that edible cacti recommendation first.


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Joyful Noise choir is making their debut at the Village Chapel June 4 at 7:00 p.m., so get ready to have some serious fun! The ensemble, featuring more than 20 members, is comprised of a dedicated group of artists ranging in ages from 18 to 60+, who are known for “bringing down the house� as they raise awareness to the good works of The Arc of Moore County with each and every song.

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ven though they have performed regularly for the last five years, this concert is something special. The brainchild of The Village Chapel’s Musical Director, Stephen Gourley, Joyful Noise will be the final act in an evening filled with joy to benefit The Arc of Moore County. “I was familiar with The Arc of Moore County, as our church is very involved with community outreach, but it was through a friend that I heard about Joyful Noise. Our concert series, which takes place four times a year from September through May, features musicians and singers throughout the Sandhills. So when we started to plan the summer program, I approached our chairman, Dan Joslin, with the idea of combining our efforts,” says Gourley. The Arc of Moore County benefit concert proposal, featuring Joyful Noise, not only received a unanimous “Yes!,” Gourley is pleased to add there is talk it may become a fixture on the bill from now on. Under the leadership of Beverly Dunlop, Joyful Noise Choir Director, along with volunteers Eliza Nesmith, Ruth Craig and Edna McNeill, the members will take their place on stage to rock it with such Motown classics as, “Dancing in the Streets,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and “My Girl.” Testimony to what can be accomplished when there is service and support for people with disabilities, Joyful Noise has become the poster child for the organization, as Wendy Carter, director of the organization, says when she touts the group as their best ambassador. “We are a beacon of light for Sandhills’ adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). And, what better way to raise awareness to the potential these individuals can reach than by spreading the word through song,” she says. A proud chapter of The Arc of the United States, The Arc of Moore County welcomes one and all with the pledge to remain on the front lines in order to protect the needs of anyone with developmental disabilities at every level. The voice that helps to ensure everyone has the opportunity to become fully engaged in the community, The Arc is guided by the core values set


LEFT: Wendy Carter, director of The Arc of Moore County and Stephen Gourley, musical director of The Village Chapel ABOVE: Joyful Noise choir member Betsy Brouwers takes the lead for one of the songs.

forth in 1950 by The Arc’s founding members who believed individuals are defined by their strengths, abilities and inherent value, not by their disability. Unfortunately, this was not always the case. Back in the day, little was known about these conditions or their causes. They were referred to as “mental retardation,” a blanket term used to describe more than 100 different diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome and various other developmental disabilities. A small group of concerned citizens led by the dedicated parents of such children came together to raise awareness and provide the support necessary to ensure equal opportunities for their loved ones. With no outreach programs or activities to assist in the development and care of these children and adults or services to support their families, they saw an opportunity to create a nurturing environment that would enable their children to be raised at home, and so The Arc was founded. Seventy years later, together with 700 local and state affiliates listed on the roster, The Arc is heralded as the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  Talking enthusiastically about The Arc of Moore County’s special programs and how they have shaped their own chapter for more than 50 years, Carter says, “We have initiated programs and services that are unique to The Arc, and which have afforded a wide range of options for personal and family well being.” Starting with the Respite Care Program, Carter refers to this as an opportunity for family members to take a break from their day-to-day care giving routines. “The primary goal is to offer short-term relief, which may help prevent out-of-home placement by relieving a parent with the stresses associated with caring for a person with disabilities,” explains Carter. She goes on to say there are several alternatives in the program from which to choose, allowing families the flexibility to decide which service works best for them. The In-Home Respite program enables a suitably matched care provider to come into the home and take


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over many of the daily responsibilities for a total of 48 hours per month. The Arc also provides the opportunity for family members with disabilities to get out into the community. Accompanied by a caregiver, they can do any number of things together, such as go shopping, go to the movies or get a bite to eat. Or a trained care provider can chaperone a small group of friends for community activities on a prearranged monthly basis. Carter then describes their wonderfully innovative resource First in Families (FIF). As one of 13 chapters across the state, The Arc of Moore County is funded with family support dollars appropriated by the North Carolina State Legislature. “Our philosophy is that persons living with disabilities are the authorities and experts regarding their life choices, so we have made individual and family choice and trust our bottom line,” she quotes from the mission statement. Working with the FIF resource coordinator, a person and his or her family may access:

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ABOVE: The Joyful Noise Choir rehearsing. INSET: The women who make Joyful Noise possible: Edna McNeill, Beverly Dunlop, Eliza Nesmith and Ruth Craig

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another innovative engagement opportunity for adults with disabilities by way of social activities. This program includes the Aktion Club, a community service, “give-back” organization comprised of adults with developmental disabilities; the Book Club, where books are explored through a variety of mediums and include hands-on experiences to bring books to life; and Joyful Noise, the adult chorus and handbell choir led by Beverly Dunlop. Finally, Carter talks about the The Arc's Advocacy Initiative, which takes many forms but is at the heart of what they do. “We work through a number of channels to foster respect, raise awareness and change perceptions of people with disabilities,” she says, adding that advocacy is a means to help persons with disabilities become selfdetermining as their own advocates. “I speak for everyone at The Arc of Moore County that we are committed to establishing the inherent rights of all persons to participate fully in the community and to make choices in how they live, work and play.” The Arc of Moore County’s Joyful Noise choir will be joined by the Moore County Choral Society Ensemble, Moore Brass, saxophonist John Hatcher, vocalists Natalie Curran and Calli McIntyre, violinist Amanda Ferguson as well as the Village Chapel’s Gourley on the organ. PL

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Above: Ryan Paschal, president of the MCHBA and owner of Pineland Homes and Remodeling; Right: Daniel Bureau, past president of the MCHBA and owner of Bureau Building & Landscape.

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t’s a room Daniel Bureau and Ryan Paschal don’t find themselves in every day. In fact, they’re more likely to have built the room than to be speaking in it. But for the two home builders, along with fellow builder Bob Van Houten and plumber Rodney Swarms, they know they don’t have a choice—their business depends on it. So on an early fall day in October, they took off their well-worn construction hats and donned rather new teacher hats to face a sea of young, expectant eyes.


Daniel Bureau speaking with Moore County Schools middle school students.

The home builders would describe it as an epidemic. And while that may sound like an exaggeration, statistics offer a convincing argument to back up the claim. There is an extreme skilled labor shortage not only in Moore County but across the country. “Ask anyone in the industry for a quote about their difficulties finding skilled labor and you’ll get one,” says Warren Wakeland, executive director of the Moore County Home Builders Association (MCHBA). “Nationally, the last numbers I had from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) were 330,000 jobs filled in 2018 and 400,000 to 500,000 jobs still open.” According to the Manpower Group, skilled trades—like carpentry, plumbing, masonry and electrical—have maintained the No. 1 spot in vacancies since 2010. NAHB notes that since the recession of 2008-09, the construction industry has lost 1.5 million workers. And the U.S. Department of Education believes there will be 68 percent more job openings in infrastructure-related fields in the next five years than there are people training to fill them. “If you think about the number of people I put on a job site, it’s at least 100 for every home I build,” says Paschal, who is the current president of the MCHBA and owner of Pineland Homes and Remodeling. “So there’s a lot of jobs out there and the shortage has these skilled guys being pulled in a lot of different directions. And then there’s also a lot of skilled people retiring. My siding guy that I’ve used for years just hung it up because he can’t find good helpers and he’s at retirement age.” The U.S. Department of Labor projects in the next 10 years 60 percent of working subcontractors in the U.S. will retire. The industry points to several reasons for the shortage (poor work ethic, the opioid crisis) but most agree the main problem has been the decades-long emphasis that the best path to career success is through a bachelor’s degree. Even as the national student loan debt has reached $1.5 trillion and, according to the National Student Clearinghouse, three out of every 10 high school graduates who go on to a four-year public university haven’t earned their degree within six years, the four-year college track continues to be the focal point for most U.S. high schools. “America is lending money it doesn’t have to kids who can’t pay it back to train them for jobs that no longer exist. That’s nuts,” writes Mike Rowe, former host of the Dirty Jobs TV series on Discovery in the early 2000s, and founder of Mike Rowe Works Foundation, formed to help fill the skilled labor gap. 20 ASOUTHERNSOPHISTICATION

This emphasis on a four-year degree has enforced a negative perception that skilled trades offer nothing but grueling work, low pay and no opportunities for advancement. When in fact, salaries in the skilled trades are average to above average and workers can enter their career field earlier and with little or no debt as compared to those graduating with a four-year degree. As an example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says the median annual wage for carpenters is $46,590 (median wage meaning half of the workers in the occupation earn more and half earn less). So at the high end, 10 percent of carpenters in the U.S. earn nearly $83,000 per year. For electricians, the median salary is $55,190, with the top 10 percent earning nearly $95,000.

Building Solutions Bureau, who is a past president of the MCHBA and owns Bureau Building & Landscape, says this dearth of local skilled labor comes as no surprise to those within the industry and the MCHBA has been working actively for years to find solutions. It’s just in the past year or so that their efforts are finally coming to fruition. “We knew when we started on this a long time ago that it was going to be a long process, and I think we’re finally starting to see the seeds we planted sprout,” he says. “I can really tell that kids are excited about it, they actually know


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Ryan Paschal discussing jobs in the construction industry to middle school students.

about it and parents are actually considering it instead of saying, ‘You’ve got to go to get a four-year degree.” The “it” Bureau is talking about is MCHBA’s Schools Training Initiative (STI), a program that partners with both Moore County Schools (MCS) and Sandhills Community College (SCC). Together with MCS, the STI program is working to raise awareness about the benefits of careers in the trade industries to younger students by visiting middle and high school classrooms and by offering internships and shadowing programs to give hands-on experience. “So we go in and explain to them that you can make a good living, that you can support your family and that if something happens to the economy, you know a trade and have a skill that will always be needed,” says Bureau. “It’s very gratifying, too. The things we do, we build people’s dreams. Their home is their dream.” While high schools have trended toward emphasizing the college track, it doesn’t mean they have completely ignored other career avenues. MCS’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program works in the middle and high schools to train students in careers such as nursing, agriculture, carpentry, masonry, automotive and drafting, to name a few. There are currently 7,736 students taking CTE courses in MCS and Tracy McNeill, CTE instructional management coordinator, sees MCHBA’s efforts as a natural extension of the program. “It’s such an important age,” says McNeill. “We need to reach them early so that when they get to high school, they’re on the right path. Is a four-year university the right path for every kid? Mostly likely not. So let’s get them with a trade that they enjoy, where it’s something they want to do and where they’re going to make a lot more money than a lot of kids coming out of college. So working with MCHBA’s STI program is going to open more doors for our students. The more that we can get the kids into real world scenarios, the better we’re all going to be.” On the SCC side, the timing couldn’t be better for MCHBA after The Weiss Family Foundation’s recent gift to the community college to create a construction trade program. The program will be offered tuition-free and includes training in electrical, plumbing, construction management and HVAC. Classes will initially be offered through continuing education and the hope is the program will evolve into an associate’s degree in construction management, where students would learn about building codes, estimates, dealing with 22 ASOUTHERNSOPHISTICATION

subcontractors, blueprint reading, managing clients and more. “We see this as important simply because it’s needed,” says Lori Degre, director of career training programs at SCC. “If you talk to a building contractor right now, it’s very difficult for them to find trained help. At this point, they’re willing to take anybody and train them on the job. If we can get somebody trained, even with a basic three- or six-month program, it will help. So I’m working on starting something this fall.” MCHBA is assisting SCC with by offering the experience of its members, building curricula and helping to fill teaching positions. “Starting a career construction program in Moore County is critical for several reasons. One, the lack of skilled trade workers means slower construction times, higher home prices and less tax revenue for the county,” says Wakeland. “Two, there are literally hundreds of jobs available in our industry right now and, three, many high school graduates have difficulty finding a career path. This program will give them an avenue to obtain a skill they can use to begin a career right away in an industry where they’ll earn a strong living and can eventually be their own boss, if they choose.

“We’re excited about MCHBA’s partnership with Moore County Schools and Sandhills Community College. We all see the need for trade skills education and training. STI can give anyone willing to work hard a chance to build a great life in Moore County.” PL

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he Bloody Mary, which turns 85 this year, is a classic cocktail best served during brunch. Though the drink has a somewhat clouded history, the most popular theory is that Fernand “Pete” Petiot created the tomato-juicebased drink for Americans abroad while behind the bar at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris in the 1920s. Tomato juice was riding a wave of popularity in the United States at the time, and it became a drink of nostalgia for many expats (think Earnest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and John Dos Passos sipping the cocktail at the Café de Flore). The red-hued drink reminded one of Petiot’s patrons of a tavern he used to frequent in Chicago called Bucket of Blood and a woman he had known there named Mary. A dubious honor, we think. That first drink was rather simple, consisting of just tomato juice and vodka. It wasn’t until a decade later, in 1934, when Pete was behind the bar at the King Cole Bar of the St. Regis Hotel in New York, that he added spices, citrus and the Worcestershire sauce, thus creating the modern bloody mary.

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In Vino, Veritas

The Architecture of Wine By Sassy Pellizzari Top: L’And Vineyards in Portugal / Bottom: R . Lopez de Herdia in Spain

When I was working in Florence, Italy, we lived in the Tuscan countryside, and it could take me anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and a half to get to the office every day. Obviously, this all depended on traffic, but that wasn’t the worst part. Before even hitting the bottleneck, there were miles of high-speed driving on a windy, narrow and potholed fourlane highway with absolutely no shoulder. If you were in the left lane just one second longer than to pass a vehicle, there was another car so close up on your back bumper that you couldn’t even see their headlights, even though you knew they were flashing at you. This is a place where it is much more dangerous to drive slowly than to speed furiously. I honestly felt grateful to be alive every time I got off this highway, and my knuckles hurt from clutching the steering wheel. On the positive side, as a passenger—because you don’t want to take your eyes off the road if you are a driver—you could see the most wonderful views of the Chianti countryside. One especially stunning view that I drove past every day, Antinori nel Chianti Classico, is of one of the most incredibly designed 36 ASOUTHERNSOPHISTICATION

wineries in the world. This is not only my opinion; Architectural Digest also determined it to be one of the most beautifully designed wineries. Antinori nel Chianti Classico is located right outside town, in San Casciano Val di Pesa. It was designed by architect Marco Casamonti, who was inspired by the sculptures of artist Lucio Fontana. It was inaugurated at the end of 2012, becoming the new headquarters of the Antinori family, who are now in their 26th generation of winemaking. It is a perfect example of a structure being integrated and immersed into the land, where it looks like it is sunk into the ground. The structure earned the “Building of the Year” award in 2014 from The Antinori family are not the only ones to appreciate and be inspired by the connection of wine and art. After all, winemaking is an art, and drinking wine is—like art—a pleasure for the soul. The combination of wine and architecture is nothing new, but in recent years the connection between architect stars and wine entrepreneurs has given rise to real architectural masterpieces in every corner of the world.

There are two other wineries in Italy notable for their designs. One is Rocca di Frassinello, an ingenious and industrial element in the rustic Maremma region that includes a rectangular tower above the cellar that reflects the light inside. The other is Petra Winery, which is also located in the Maremma region. Designed by renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta, the winery includes his distinctive architectural elements: a cylindrical shape, reminiscent of the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, and a roof garden, similar to that of the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Evry, in France. Outside of Italy, there are exceptionally designed wineries to be found from one corner of the world to another. You’ll find Epoch Estate Wines by Lake Flato Architects in Templeton, California, while in Napa Valley you cannot miss the winery of Trinchero Napa Valley, born from the collaboration between designer Erin Martin and the San Francisco-based architects’ studio BAR Architects. In Spain, the Bodegas Ysios, is practically considered a national monument, built on a project by Calatrava in 2001, with its unique wavy roof. Marqués de Riscal is no less important, as it was designed by visionary Frank Gehry. Bodegas Portia, in the Ribera del Duero, designed by Norman Foster, is a hymn to modernity and includes contemporary artwork. Finally, R. López de Heredia, a company with 141 years of history, includes a more recent restructuring design by Zaha Hadid: a pavilion with a triangular base resembling a giant decanter, which houses a wine shop and a tasting room. In France, Christian de Portzamparc created the new stylistic and streamlined appearance of Bordeaux’s legendary company Château Cheval Blanc, which

is owned by LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault. In Portugal, L’And Vineyards mixes modern and history, where the exterior holds the typical white of the buildings of the Alentejo Region, and includes a hotel and spa designed by Promonotiro. In Portugal’s Douro Valley, the Niepoort Winery was designed by Austrian Andreas Burghardt who intended for the building to be “invisible” by taking up the shapes and colors of the vineyards. In South America, Chilean winery Lapostolle Clos Apalta, designed by Amercanda Architects, resembles a modern bird’s nest with a spiral staircase on six levels. It is created in wood and glass and dug 25 meters into granite, overlooking the vineyards. Also worth noting is Vik, the giant winery by Smiljan Radic, designed to perfectly compliment the rolling Chilean landscape, including a pool to make you feel like you’re swimming above the vineyards. In Mendoza, Argentina, the O. Fournier Winery, designed by Bormida & Yanzon, is known for its striking circular stainless architecture. In Canada, the last stage of this virtual journey, the Mission Hill Winery in British Columbia is an architectural environment with a primitive modernist aesthetic. It was designed by the studio Olson Kundig and includes a 12-story bell tower that houses a bell of the same cast as those in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York and Sacré Coeur in Paris. While these scenes may not be part of our local morning commutes here in Moore County, you can always check them out virtually. The next time you’re waiting at the doctor’s office, sitting in the car pick up line, or up at 4 a.m. with your friend Insomnia, take a moment to check out these incredible architectural wineries, who produce beauty in an environment as well as in your glass. And perhaps even plan a trip to visit some of them! PL

Sassy Pellizzari lived in Italy for more than 13 years, where she developed a passion and knowledge of Italian wines. She and her husband, Paolo, are the owners of Bacco Selections, a Pinehurst-based company specializing in fine wine importing and distributing.


Garden Trips By JM Walter

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.

- Michael Pollan

Cape Fear Botanical Garden 536 N Eastern Blvd, Fayetteville, NC 28301 Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. / Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Just two miles from downtown Fayetteville, the Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a lush 80 acres, ripe with a variety of plant species native to the Cape Fear River Basin. Started in 1989 by a group of ambitious gardeners, the founders leased a city-owned park to start the garden. Now, Cape Fear Botanical Garden showcases more than 2,000 varieties of ornamental plants and offers activities like the Butterfly Stroll, River Walk and Children’s Garden. The gardens also have several education programs, including their therapeutic horticulture program that helps “participants learn new ways to engage in exercise, manage stress, communicate and build self-confidence while enjoying the peacefulness of the Garden’s tranquil setting.” The Garden works with several facilities, including cancer centers, senior living facilities and Veterans Affairs. Some upcoming events include “Origami in the Garden 2,” which arrives in May, and will feature a collection of 18 pieces of metal sculptures throughout the facility. The Garden also offers Tai Chi for Health every Tuesday and Yoga in the Garden every Thursday through the summer months.


Sarah P. Duke Garden 420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708 Monday-Sunday 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. The Sarah P. Duke Gardens began in the 1930s with the vision of Dr. Frederic M. Hanes, an original faculty member of Duke Medical School. Hanes was an avid gardener and wanted to do something with the debris-filled ravine he walked past each day to work. Hanes convinced Sarah P. Duke, widow of one of the university’s founders, to donate $20,000 for the garden and work began soon after in the spring of 1935 with the planting of more than 100 flower beds. The initial planting included 40,000 irises, 25,000 daffodils and 10,000 small bulbs. Unfortunately, heavy rains and flooding that summer washed out and destroyed most of the plantings. Sarah Duke died the following year and Hanes asked her daughter to replant the garden on higher ground in honor of her mother. Ellen Biddle Shipman, a renowned landscape designer, was chosen to design the garden plans using 55 acres and the successful gardens were officially dedicated as the Sarah P. Duke gardens in 1939. Located on the campus of Duke University, the Duke Gardens are recognized as one of the top 10 public gardens in the United States. Given its relation to the university, the garden is naturally more complex than most, with four


Previous page, top left, clockwise: Sarah P. Duke Garden / Photo by Bill LeFevre; Photo courtesy of Cape Fear Botanical Garden; Photo courtesy of North Carolina Botanical Garden; Photo courtesy of UNC-Charlotte Botanical Gardens; and Sarah P. Duke Garden / Photo by Sue Lannon. Above, center, clockwise: Photo courtesy of UNC-Charlotte Botanical Gardens; Photo courtesy of North Carolina Botanical Garden; Sarah P. Duke Garden / Photo by Clarence Burke; and Cape Fear Botanical Garden / Photo by Thomas Keever.

separate gardens each devoted to distinctly different plant species from regions across the globe. In all, there are five miles of allées and pathways throughout the gardens. Admission is free.

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens 555 Lindbergh Plaza, Pinehurst, NC 28374 Monday-Sunday 7 a.m.- 9 p.m. Our very own garden under the pines, the Sandhills Horticulture Gardens were established in 1978 with the Ebersole Holly Garden. Since then, the Gardens have grown to 14 themed gardens across 32 acres, highlighted by the Rose Garden, Sir Walter Raleigh Garden and the Ambrose Japanese Garden. The gardens are maintained by the Landscape Gardening Program at Sandhills Community College. Admission is free.

UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens 9090 Craver Road, Charlotte, NC 28262 Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. / Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Established in 1966, the UNC-Charlotte Botanical Gardens feature hundreds of plants, including vibrant azaleas, stalking Pinophytas and humble African violets. The gardens were originally created as a “living classroom” for biology students at the school. That first garden was the Van Landingham Glen, which was also used by the local 40 ASOUTHERNSOPHISTICATION

Rhododendrons Society and created a unique space in the Charlotte where students, botanists and local gardeners collaborated. Today, the Gardens span 10 acres of outdoor space, as well as a 4,500-square-foot greenhouse. The McMillan Greenhouse has six themed collections, including a dinosaur garden displaying prehistoric vegetation. In May, the Gardens will host its inaugural “Bigleaf Magnolia Art and Garden Festival” and other activities at the Gardens include photography contests, Painting in the Garden Workshops and Eco Silk Scarf Printing.

North Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. / Sunday 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. The North Carolina Botanical Garden is another teaching garden, this one spanning 700 acres and featuring more than 200 acres of nature preserves. A century in the making, the ever-expanding gardens house 14 different collections, and include 60 percent of all plant species located within the state of North Carolina. The Edible Campus Gardens are particularly interesting. North Carolina Botanical Garden is one of the largest in the Southeast. Tours, lectures and workshops are available every month, with several signature events scheduled for 2019, including the Spring Native Plant Sale and Festival May 4, the Carolina Moonlight Garden Party June 1 and the Sculpture in the Garden Artists’ Reception Sept. 14. PL

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he fact is I don’t drive just to get from A to B. I enjoy feeling the car’s reactions, becoming part of it.” A simple comment by Enzo Ferrari but with so much meaning. Ask a car guy or gal about their favorite car and you better have some time on your hands. For many, there’s just something about cars. Taken a step further, get a lot of car people together and, well, there goes the weekend. Which is exactly what Marvin Waters, a Porsche Club of America member, and Steve Redwine and Bill Faison, of the Mercedes Benz Club of America, are going for with their second annual Sandhills Motoring Festival (SMF) during Memorial Day weekend (May 24-27). “Car shows are popular for many reasons: nostalgia, motorsports, technology; everyone has a memory of an automobile from their childhood or simply wants to see a race car up close and personal,” says Waters. “And who doesn’t enjoy the technology of today’s newer cars? We plan to provide some of all three at this year’s Sandhills Motoring Festival in the Village of Pinehurst.”

If a car show in Pinehurst sounds familiar, you may remember the Concours d’Elegance that showcased some of the world’s most unique cars for several years at the Pinehurst Resort. While that show is no longer part of our summer event season, Waters readily admits SMF is a byproduct of that event. But what is unique about SMF is the partnership with the Village. “The 2019 Sandhills Motoring Festival is going to be a very special event because it is the first time the Village of Pinehurst has allowed an automotive event to be staged on the historic streets of the Village,” he says. “Monterey Car Week is traditionally kicked off with the ‘Concours on the Avenue,’ a Concours event staged on Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Pinehurst and Carmel are sister cities bound by golf, and we hope to continue the automotive synergy as well.” From a 1965 Porsche 356 SC Coup to a 1957 Jaguar D Type to 1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL, the show is set to offer a number of classes for every enthusiast. And for those registering their cars, there will be driving tours, BBQs, live music and other events to enjoy throughout the weekend. The plan is to continue the car show tradition for years to come. Waters says, “We hope to grow SMF each year by adding different events featuring all types of automobiles. Next year SMF will be open to American manufacturers as well as motorcycles and hot rods. We understand the need to be fresh and innovative each year.” PL

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS / INFORMATION FRIDAY, MAY 24 – Automobiles & BBQ 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Check in, Little River Resort 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tour of Sports Leicht Restoration Shop and Innovation Performance Technologies 4 p.m. Informal show for Euro Marques 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Cars, live music and Carolina BBQ buffet


SATURDAY, MAY 25 – Touring Day

8 a.m. – noon Fun Rally 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Tour of Sports Leicht Restoration Shop and Innovation Performance Technologies 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Ladies of Mercedes Presents: Pinehurst Tour & Tea

SUNDAY, MAY 26 – Concours in the Village

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Car Show in the Village of Pinehurst (free to the public) 6 p.m. Awards Dinner

Photos courtesy of Tom Reedy

MONDAY, MAY 27 – Departure Day 6 a.m. – 11 a.m. Breakfast/Brunch

EVENTS WILL BE HELD at the Little River Resort and the Village of Pinehurst. Event details are subject to change. Visit for complete information.

ADMISSION TO THE SUNDAY CAR SHOW in the Village of Pinehurst is free. All SMF proceeds go toward scholarships for the Sandhills Community College Automotive Department. Donations are welcome!



“The word ‘staging’ comes from theater; you’re creating the stage, you’re creating a look,” says Nicole Swofford, owner and lead designer of Complete Home Staging in Pinehurst. “You’re allowing an online buyer to virtually see the space and see things within it so that it gives them the opportunity to mentally move in.”

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ome staging, the practice of making improvements to a house before hitting the market to increase its selling power, is Swofford’s specialty. “The idea behind staging is that essentially you want to create a diverse environment where the online buyer is going to see a home and picture themselves in it,” she says. In her 20s, Swofford was living and working as a surgical nurse in Scottsdale, Arizona, when the real estate boom hit. “Everybody started to grab homes and flip them.” Several of her friends had homes sitting on the market, so Swofford decided to lend a hand and stage the homes to help with the sale. “One of my cousins is a custom home builder, so, through the years, I would tag along and watch the process of staging of a property,” she says. “So I would essentially stage the house [for her friends] and it would sell quickly and sell over the market value. And then I started doing some commercial work here and there. Friends would buy a tanning salon, we would come in and paint it, refurbish it, get it running right and then flip it for a profit. That was my background, but really it wasn’t my job yet.” Upon moving to North Carolina, Swofford saw an opportunity to turn her “hobby” into a full-time profession. “I thought to myself, ‘It’s crazy that we have beautiful real estate here yet houses are empty and sitting online.’” Swofford realized there was a need for home staging professionals in the area. Acting on her hunch, Complete Home Staging was brought to fruition and is currently rebranding to Complete Design Group to expand its reach and services. Swofford is an accredited home organizer and stager. “One hundred percent of buyers start online now,” Swofford says. “You have a second to grab them on Zillow. We [as buyers] are constantly flipping through and if that image doesn’t pop to us and we don’t think, ‘I love that table or that piece of art,’




we’re not going to go see it. There’s got to be something that grabs them that makes them go, ‘I want to see that.’” Jennifer Eggerling, real estate agent at Fathom Realty, says it’s essential now in this market to implement staging techniques that create an appealing, move-inready space, where buyers are able to envision their life in a house from the start. She says she does well by simply hiring a photographer and warming up some areas of the home, but when she recently hired Swofford to stage a home for her client, the response was instantaneous. “We went under contract in 24 hours,” she says. “It was almost instant. We hit the market, had multiple showings, multiple offers, and we went under contract the first day.” Music to any seller’s ears. According to an International Association of Home Staging Professionals survey of more than 2,000 staged homes across the country, a nonstaged home will sit on the market for an average of 84.6 days while a staged home will sell within 10.3 days. A biased source, perhaps, but even if those numbers are slightly skewed, it is still a marked difference in time. Staging can be difficult for some home sellers to embrace. After all, you’re inviting a complete stranger

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to redecorate your home, and not necessarily to your tastes or style. It’s important, however, to remember the end goal for the stager, namely, to sell your home as fast as possible. And so a good stager will decorate with the tastes of the market while being flexible to your needs and comfort level. A stager can offer services from full home staging to minimal approaches, like reviving a tired living space and revealing the beauty beneath a clutter-laden area. “We try to give little nods to different styles because we never know who the buyer is,” explains Swofford. “From art deco to modern contemporary to traditional, we make sure that in our unit we incorporate design elements that cross over to ensure we have a masculine touch, a feminine space and a little bit of urban mixed in.” Homeowner Krystie Melton hired Swofford and her team to stage her entire house before going live on the market in early April. Swofford strategized with Melton and they began the staging process by decluttering and organizing first to ensure Melton could maintain the cleanliness of her house to be show-ready within minutes. Then came the redecorating and rearranging so that each picture of the home would grab the attention of a potential buyer. “I needed somebody who had a vision for the space,” says Melton. “It’s a beautiful space and I didn’t feel like I could really give it the best advantage in the way it looks or give it the best appeal. We moved couches around and hung a ton of artwork to make the walls pop and just make you say, ‘OK! This room is really awesome.’





“I have two boys that are just wide open all of the time and Nicole’s furniture layout and her way of suggesting [cleaning methods] makes it so easy to dust, for example, because there is not a lot of clutter. There is nothing in my way when I have to vacuum or anything. It takes me less than 30 minutes to get the house stage-ready,” Melton adds. While most staging services will cost the seller around $1,000$2,000, Swofford takes an à la carte approach in prioritizing what your property needs to harness optimal results within your budget. “Looking at the stats of what the Realtor’s Association tells us, we know that the living room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom are [the rooms] people really resonate with the most,” she says. “We want to make sure that those spaces are knocked out of the park. Especially the master bedroom. That’s an intimate space, so we want to make sure that space is an oasis.” Beyond aesthetics, Swofford assesses a home in its entirety. Some projects may take just a few visits to reorganize furniture and declutter while others may take up to 10 weeks to resolve underlying issues, all the way down to the smell of the house. “There might be a cigarette smell or there is a cat smell that needs to be rectified,” says Swofford. “We are that nose that goes in and we know what to do to clean the issue. It’s an easy fix when it’s found, but you want to find that before you are in closing. “I always want people to call and let us come out and help them. I want the house to sell fast and for people to walk in and just be like, it smells clean, it looks good, I need this house, I want this house. And for me, that’s really what I love.” PL



Life Under Pines

5,200 Miles of Memories By Sundi McLaughlin


rowing up in Florida, the end of the school year meant one thing: road trip. My family would pack up our conversion van and head West. Were there quicker ways to get from Florida to Idaho to see my grandparents? Absolutely, but then how would we see, taste and experience this wonderful country firsthand? My parents, brother and I would pile into our maroon and white Dodge van with its four swivel captain’s chairs, cassette player, electric windows and a bench/couch in the back that converted to a twin bed; we were basically traveling in a space pod. My favorite part of our futuristic van was the removable table with built-in cup holders and a checkerboard painted directly on top. When we weren’t using it to eat our cooler of soggy bologna sandwiches, we stowed the two-piece wonder


under the couch where it would roll and clang around for the duration of the 2,600-mile family fun trek. And please note: We would travel that distance without the benefit of modern day conveniences. There was no GPS, no website to help hunt down the best hotel or at least help one avoid the ones lodging ax murderers. If you needed gas, you better be responsible enough to fill it up when you saw a gas station and hope the next one hadn’t closed for the evening before you got there. Road Side Assistance was not a thing. Looking back on it, we were kind of like explorers; traveling to parts unknown with only our map and instincts to guide us. I can’t imagine how nerve racking it must’ve been for my parents to drive and look at a map for our exit, while my brother and I wrestled like maniacs and screamed like banshees in the back.

We saw so many weird and wild sights on those summer road trips. Herds of buffalo, grassy plains littered with those otherworldly pumpjacks that siphoned oil out of the ground like a metronome, dipping and lifting, dipping and lifting, dipping and lifting …. Every once in a while, thanks to my mom’s persistence and my dad’s love of history, we would stop at road side attractions and historical or natural landmarks. Some were silly, others majestic like dancing chickens, counting pigs, the mighty jackalope, the largest Idaho potato, Ruby Falls, The Corn Palace, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful and Hot Springs. We stood on the battlefield of Custer’s Last Stand where I fell in love with all things Native American, especially the great Lakota warrior Chief Sitting Bull. Every summer I would beg my

parents for a pair of moccasins and, bless their hearts, one summer they got me a pair! I wore them the entire summer. I wore them until there were quarter sized holes in the leather soles, which hurt like hell, but I wore them anyway. When we finally made it to Idaho and into the arms of my grandparents, I was wearing feathers in my hair and proudly showing off my sweet new moccasins. My dad took to calling me Little Swan. In my grandparents’ town of Arco, (first town to be lit by atomic energy, thank you very much) we would climb Number Hill, where every senior high school class would ascend and paint their graduating year in big block letters. Some numbers were faded, like ’29 with a simple white script, while others like ’79 used a bold orange, black and white. We went to the desolate Craters of the Moon where you could explore in the caves all day and pretend you were an astronaut walking on the moon. We hung out with old friends and even though we were outsiders, they welcomed us in. We went to the town rodeo on the weekends and could eat as many root beer popsicles as we wanted out of grandma’s freezer. We would play Red Rover in the church’s backyard. My grandma was a part of a quilting group that would meet in the church basement. Women would sit around the large quilting frame while working on their individual square, quietly chatting and laughing with one another while I soaked it all in. By the time summer was over and we drove back to Florida, I was a different girl. I couldn’t wait to get back to my neighborhood and tell my friends all about Chief Sitting Bull, the Corn

Palace, the buffalo … the jackalope! It all fell on deaf ears, though. Most of my friends stayed home during the summer. They went to the beach or the mall, had summer romances, got into fights with friends … I was on the outside again. I remember going over to my neighbor’s house where everyone was hanging out. As soon as I walked in the room it quieted. As I stood there awkwardly greeting the room, one of the cool boys looked me over, laughed and said, “What the hell are you wearing on your feet? You look ridiculous!” The moccasins I begged my parents to buy, which I loved with my whole heart and wore all summer as they took me on one adventure to the next, now looked different in their eyes and mine. Looking down I could see they were dirty, stained and torn. I felt my cheeks burn with embarrassment. I said goodbye, ran home, took my brown leather moccasins with the fringe around the ankles off and stowed them in my closet. I remember thinking I would wear them the following summer in Idaho; it never dawning on me that my feet would be a whole size bigger by then. I never wore them again. Those summer road trips shaped me, educated me and expanded my mind without me even realizing it. It brought me closer to my parents, brother and, of course, my beautiful grandparents. And that’s the thing about summer break: In a way, one can learn more about themselves in a few short months than an entire school year could ever teach. So get out there! Travel, meet new people, see things from a new perspective and report back. I’ll be here in my shop reminiscing, right here Under the Pines …. PL

Sundi McLaughlin is a proud military wife and small business owner. She happily divides her time between her shop, Mockingbird on Broad, and volunteering at the Sunrise Theater.

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Future 50 Foods by Robert Nason


t is predicted that by 2050 the world population will be close to 10 billion people. Even though fertility rates have declined in most countries around the world, increased access to food and medicine has enabled the world population to continue growing. These improvements in our food and medical supply chain, however, have not come near to eradicating hunger and poverty, which translates to the major problem of how we will be able to feed so many people from Earth’s finite resources. “Most of us might believe it’s our energy or transport choices that cause the most serious environmental damage,” said Dr. Tony Juniper, executive director of advocacy at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), in a recently published report by the organization. “In fact, it’s our food system that creates the biggest impact.” Globally, we rely on a very small range of foods to sustain us. According to WWF, 75 percent of the


global food supply comes from just 12 plant and five animal species. Just three plants—rice, wheat and corn— make up nearly 60 percent of the calories in a human diet. And since 1900, 75 percent of the genetic plant diversity in agriculture has been lost. As an example, WWF points to Thailand, where 16,000 different varieties of rice were once grown. Now, only 37 are cultivated. In the U.S., 80 percent of the cabbage, pea and tomato varieties are lost. This narrowing of our food selection has left harvests more vulnerable to pests, disease and climate change, and threatens our “food security” for the future. Our over-reliance on animal-based protein is also causing a strain on the environment. Again, according to the WWF, total agriculture accounts for about one-quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, with 60 percent of those emissions coming from animal agriculture. This form of “monoculture farming” of plants and animals is depleting nutrients in

the soil, which leaves us more reliant on fertilizers and pesticides, which further damages the environment— thus the damaging cycle in which we find ourselves. There is hope, however, and the WWF believes if we begin to make major changes to our diet globally, we can reverse the damage done and make food sustainable for generations to come. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) notes that there are up to 50,000 edible plant species in the world but humans regularly only consume about 200 of them. The WWF believes if we can once again expand our palates, we can help break the cycle of environmental damage. And so it has announced its “Future 50 Foods” initiative, which consist of vegetables, grains, cereals, seeds, legumes and nuts from around the world that they suggest we start eating. The WWF believes this “dietary shift” will increase our intake of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants; will reduce the negative impact on

our environment by relying on plant-based sources of protein rather than meat, poultry and fish; and will offer more nutrient-rich sources of carbohydrates that promote agrobiodiversity. “Diversified diets not only improve human health but benefit the environment through diversified production systems that encourage wildlife and more sustainable use of resources,” said Peter Gregory, research advisor for Crops for the Future. It’s a win-win for humanity and the environment. The global adjustment toward these food sources, however, is going to take a massive effort to achieve. And while today you won’t find the majority of these foods in your local grocery store, you may be surprised at just how many are familiar. So perhaps you can start to incorporate some of these plants in your diet to help our shift toward more sustainable food sources. The Future 50 Foods (for detailed information on each food, visit are: Algae 1. Laver seaweed 2. Wakame seaweed Beans & Pulses 3. Adzuki beans 4. Black turtle beans 5. Broad beans 6. Bambara groundnuts and beans 7. Cowpeas 8. Lentils 9. Marama beans 10. Mung beans 11. Soy beans Cacti 12. Nopales Cereals & Grains 13. Amaranth 14. Buckwheat 15. Finger millet 16. Fonio 17. Khorasan wheat 18. Quinoa 19. Spelt 20. Teff 21. Wild rice Fruit/Vegetables 22. Pumpkin flowers 23. Okra 24. Orange tomatoes Leafy Greens 25. Beet greens 26. Broccoli rabe

27. Kale 28. Moringa 29. Pak-choi or bok-choy (Chinese cabbage) 30. Pumpkin leaves 31. Red cabbage 32. Spinach 33. Watercress Mushrooms 34. Enoki mushrooms 35. Maitake mushrooms 36. Saffron milk cap mushrooms Nuts & Seeds 37. Flax seeds 38. Hemp seeds 39. Sesame seeds 40. Walnuts Root Vegetables 41. Black salsify 42. Parsley root 43. White icicle radish (winter radish) Sprouts 44. Alfalfa sprouts 45. Sprouted kidney beans 46. Sprouted chickpeas Tubers 47. Lotus root 48. Ube (purple yam) 49. Yam bean root 50. Red Indonesian sweet potatoes PL


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n a glorious spring weekend at the end of March, a garden party took place. Outside, cherry, redbud and forsythia were in full bloom. Inside the Campbell House Gallery in Southern Pines, rose, delphinium, calla lily, alstroemeria, protea and a myriad of other colorful blossoms were on display in arrangements created by local garden club members and professional floral designers. It was a festival of flowers and art celebrating the return of spring to the Sandhills. The exhibit was fashioned after Art in Bloom, an exhibit held at the North Carolina Museum of Art the last five years. The local Blooming Art exhibit was sponsored by the Garden Club of the Sandhills. It was the first time the club undertook an exhibition of this kind. More than 21 floral interpretations of various forms of art were on display at the three-day event. Arrangements interpreting paintings, stained glass, needlepoint designs, sculptures and quilts were chosen by the floral designers. Designers/artists Dolores Muller, Ann-Boyd Newman, Jan Leitschuh and Nancy Smith exhibited their own art work and created the floral design interpreting the piece. Among the exhibitors was Carol Dowd, owner of Botanicals and 2019 Directors Choice Award winner at the North


Carolina Museum’s Art in Bloom in Raleigh. Club president Linda Lindsey chose a sculpture of a green heron by David Turner to interpret in her arrangement, and local artist Courtney Herndon’s painting Spring Time in Pinehurst inspired garden club member Hartley Fitts’ arrangement. Jeremy Bowen of Calico Corner Florist in Raeford, Bill McPhail of Always Flowers in Fayetteville, as well as local designers Matt Hollyfield and Heath Smith of Hollyfield Designs, and Leslie Habets owner of Jack Hadden Floral, were among the local professionals who created stunning floral arrangements. Longleaf Garden Club was represented by Bonnie Mirmak’s arrangement Pool Party, which interpreted three stained-glass panels. Southern Pines Garden Club members Mary Schwab & Suzanne Dautridge’s arrangement replicated the curvilinear lines of Georgia O’Keefe’s 1923 Calla Lily Turned Away painting, and Anne Holmes design depicted Betty DiBartolomeo’s painting Mexican Fisherman. The Garden Club of the Sandhill’s mission is to provide floral decorations and arrangements to public areas such as libraries and hospitals; to teach about plants, landscaping and flower arranging; to support local landscape programs involved in the beautification of our community; and to provide an appreciation of horticulture. The Garden Club of the Sandhills’ Blooming Art was an exciting way to usher in spring. Many went away awed by the local talent of the artists and floral designers and hoped this would be an annual exhibit. PL



A Look Back

Warren H. Manning


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uilding the Pinehurst Resort was a miraculous achievement in a land so mistreated after the American Civil War. Clearcutting had left behind a wasteland and the idea of luring settlers was first viewed as ridiculous. Critics would be proven wrong as an amazing constellation of individuals began to create an incomparable place. No name burns brighter among the stars than landscape designer Warren Manning. The massive effort necessary to revive this desolate region fell to Manning, who was sent by Frederick Law Olmsted’s firm in 1895 to manage the creation of the community. Olmsted was not a finished draughtsman or botanist. He would make rapid sketches, sometimes drawn on a napkin or menu, leaving it for associates


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to interpret his intent. Within a year of his arrival, Manning went into business for himself and with Olmsted’s blessing, originated much of Pinehurst’s municipal plan. He was born Nov. 7, 1860, in Reading, Massachusetts, on the heels of a horrific storm—sharp lightning, thunderclaps with heavy blowing rain. “Such an uncommon occurrence,” his father wrote in a diary. Then he dug a hole and planted a tree to herald the birth of a son, forever marking his destiny. Manning was a small man with a square-cut beard whose thoughts poured out in a continuous stream of conversation. He wore loose blue suits that were never pressed and his pockets overflowed with the implements of his trade: maps, papers, pencils, scales. And if anything was needed he could be depended upon to produce it from the inner recesses of his apparel. No one person had more to do with the physical characteristics of the village than Warren Manning. The original “Adam” of an emerging “Eden,” he supervised the planting of 226,000 trees and shrubs, christening the newborn town with what he called “gardens of natural beauty.” His design was free of expensive upkeep by planting in an organic way that required a minimum of care—conforming to the ebb and flow of the sandy terrain. Early on in his career, Manning went against the then-popular formalistic approach to landscape


design by emphasizing native plants and naturalistic groupings. “I would have you give your thoughts to a new type of gardening wherein the landscaper recognizes, first, the beauty of current conditions.” He inventoried a site’s indigenous greenery, then through a process of selective thinning, artfully blended new plantings with existing flora. “The golf courses that have given Pinehurst special distinction were designed by Donald Ross, who fully recognizes the importance of floral and scenic values in his planning. I aided in the location of some of these courses, including the last one at the new Pine Needles Inn, located at some distance from the village,” said Manning. Driving a borrowed Oldsmobile, he bushwhacked his way across the countryside with a former slave named Charles Cotton to map all 75,000 acres of Mineral Springs Township, producing one of the first regional planning surveys in the nation. Cotton became his good friend, calling him “Manuel,” meaning “God is with us.” Beyond Pinehurst, Manning planned the grounds for Farm Life School, Knollwood Country Club and subdivision, the concept for Midland Road, and over 34 residential projects throughout the area. A noteworthy assignment was the design of 150 to 200 miles of marked bridle paths that went through all the communities around Pinehurst, including Taylortown,




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Southern Pines and Aberdeen. to float up from the ground and pass in any direction As the Manning fever spread, the idea of a vast park we may wish to go. This will be more wonderful than evolved. Pinehurst was at the heart of a plan that radiated talking by radio around the world in a few seconds. out to encompass the surrounding territory – from We may have glasses attached to our noses and ears, Carthage to Hoffman and West End to Lobelia. Think through which we may see what is going on about us in of the curvilinear design of the village with the Carolina the air in all directions.” Hotel at its center, then expand the circles outward for Dreaming of a more verdant world, Manning 30 miles and Manning’s vision comes into view. utilized his original survey of Mineral Springs Township Plans for the great park featured extensive gardens in Moore County as a springboard for all his planning and picturesque agricultural gateways leading to the concepts. What began as regional mapping evolved resorts, with millions of blossoming fruit trees and into what he termed the “National Plan,” a document fields of crimson clover. A 1922 article in the Pinehurst representing an early attempt to provide a statistical Outlook summarized this endeavor: “Warren Manning profile of the entire country. Undertaken on his own is working out a great dream of making the Sandhills initiative, Manning’s work informed the efforts of the one of the foremost recreation grounds of the world, Roosevelt administrations that led to the establishment and as conditions are favorable of the National Park System. no doubt he will set in motion During his career, a project that will succeed Manning worked on more We must recognize that a whether it shall be done in his than 1,700 jobs comprised day or not.” of public and private constantly increasing number Manning’s design for projects. In collaboration of people will travel by air the great park inspired the with John Charles Olmsted evolution of the former and Frederick Law Olmsted, and the development of the estate of Austrian chemist Jr., he was engaged on such landscape as seen from the air Dr. Balduin Von Herff into endeavors as the Biltmore what is now Southern Pines Estate in Asheville, North will be one of the problems of horse country. Prior to WWI, Carolina, and the World’s the landscape designer. Von Herff accumulated Columbian Exposition 5,200 undeveloped acres. In in Chicago. His client list – Warren H. Manning 1917, his land went under contained captains of the government custody according industrial age, including Cyrus to provisions of the Trading H. McCormick, William G. with the Enemy Act. Henry Page, Jr. succeeded in Mather, Frederick Pabst, August and Adolphus Busch, buying the property, ultimately selling it to various real Frank Seiberling, John D. Rockefeller, and Joseph estate speculators. Pulitzer. In an interview given during the summer of 1921, The work of Warren Manning ended abruptly as Pinehurst Resort owner Leonard Tufts predicted the fortunes shrank in the Depression Era, and he died in Von Herff acreage would become “a big community of 1938. His eulogy stated: “There are some men who are winter homes for the well-to-do who would establish a imbued with such sincerity, personal magnetism and unique settlement.” Envisioned were handsome farms charm, that meeting with them for even a short time ranging from 5-30 acres, “a wide-reaching kingdom of makes one feel better for having known them. Warren semi-rural grace and opulence.” H. Manning was one of these rare people. His work Manning’s landscapes were beautiful from above, can be found in nearly every state of the Union, in park as he believed, “We must recognize that a constantly systems and private estates.” increasing number of people will travel by air and the Although Manning’s regional plan for the Sandhills development of the landscape as seen from the air will has now faded into the background, much of the be one of the problems of the landscape designer.” On success of the area can be traced back to this great such air trips, Manning felt “the pattern of streams, pioneer. The wellspring of his life was his belief in lakes, roads, fields, and forests are most conspicuous.” humanity and love of the natural world—so evident in Anticipating a spectacular future, Manning the gifts he left behind. PL reflected: “May we not look forward to anti-gravity belts on which we may push buttons that will permit us Ray Owen is a writer from Southern Pines.




Leadership Lessons By Robert Gable


eadership is essential to civilized society and in times of trouble, leadership becomes an even more prized quality. It’s easy to be noble when times are good, but how are you when the chips are down? Throughout our nation’s history, difficult times have brought out the best in our leaders. Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has studied leaders across her academic career and Leadership in Turbulent Times is her explanation of what good leadership can accomplish. Using four presidents she has written upon before— Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson—Goodwin delves deeper and looks closely at what made these past presidents stand apart from other leaders. What did they do when the going got tough? Goodwin divides the book into three main themes: Part I, “Ambition and the Recognition of Leadership;” Part II, “Adversity and Growth;” and Part III, “The Leader and the Times: How They Led.” Like a case study, each part has four chapters and analyzes how each of these presidents dealt with the main theme. Though she is thorough, Goodwin doesn’t get bogged down in too many details or tangents. The book is a solid investigation of an important issue that merits discussion-a discussion which both the general reader and the historian can profit from. As she notes in the Foreword, “While the nature of the era a leader chances to occupy profoundly influences the nature of the leadership opportunity, the leader must be ready when that opportunity presents itself. One leader’s skills, strengths, and style may be suited for the times; those of another, less so. …It is my hope that these stories of leadership in times of fracture and fear will improve instructive and reassuring.” Each of these four leaders, by their late 20s, knew they wanted to be in politics. In their own fashion, they wanted to help others while making a name for themselves. Ambition was a common factor driving each man, as was an inner confidence and a determination that they were destined for greatness. Goodwin shows how each of them went through a period of adversity. Each had a dramatic reversal of fortune


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after initial success. Lincoln was in the state legislature when Illinois went into an extended recession. His grand plans were dashed, and he almost gave up completely. Theodore Roosevelt lost his wife and mother to disease on the same day, and he was wracked with anguish and selfdoubt. FDR contracted polio and fought through recovery. Johnson lost his first bid for a U.S. Senate seat and was completely stymied for the first time in his life. All of this leads up to and in some ways defines the transformational leadership of Lincoln (with the Emancipation Proclamation), the crisis management of TR (during the Great Coal Strike of 1902), the turnaround leadership of FDR (with the New Deal) and the visionary leadership of Johnson (with the Civil Rights Act of 1964). Goodwin notes that each of these leaders had “a critical leadership attribute—the self-awareness to soberly analyze his own strengths and compensate for his weakness.” In other words, they all learned from their mistakes. It’s obvious throughout the narrative that Goodwin cares deeply about these four presidents and the history of their lives (in addition to writing full-length books on all of them, she worked in Johnson’s White House). Also evident is her abiding love of history. Her passion is real, and she has mastered her subject. We’re awash in gigabytes of data these days. But data is not information, information is not knowledge and knowledge is not wisdom. Goodwin has the makings of wisdom—wisdom which she uses to draw helpful conclusions from the past. 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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On the Buckle

A Walk in the Woods By Toby Raymond


’ve been riding my friend’s horse since she’s been laid up post-knee-replacement surgery, and I must say I’ve been having a grand time. Charlie Brown is a 17+ hand paint and a senior with ringbone, which sounds more ominous than it really is. While his condition is somewhat limiting, his redeeming qualities far and away make up for it, like his great big walk and his true gentlemanly demeanor. He stands as still as a stone at the mounting block, is unfazed by monster minis in harness, plops through water like a duck, and hardly blinks when deer pop up on the trail unannounced. In my opinion, it really doesn’t get better than that. And speaking of the trails in our area, they are pretty terrific. What a pleasure it’s been to go on our neighborhood walkabouts without having to do a lot of bushwhacking, reminiscent of my Vermont adventures. And while I’ve always loved the trails in North Country, in the past it’s typically been about trot sets and cantering in a two-point when the way was clear; a very different ride than rambling along on the buckle. And riding a horse that I don’t have to be as actively engaged


with allows me the freedom to space and drift and experience a different kind of joy. Even though I walk on foot in the woods regularly, I’m noticing the wonder of nature from another perspective. I can see the way the rays of sun filter down through the trees from a higher vantage point and how the wild flowers that have recently been making an appearance are similarly aglow. As we meander along I’m reminded of the enchanted forests from my childhood fairy tales, and although I’m certain Charlie Brown is not as taken with the scenery as I am, I have the impression he is having a good time in his own horse way. Maybe it’s his free-moving, forward walk that makes me think that; that and his willingness to go anywhere, even down the fence line where wildly playful horses can’t think of anything more fun than to do their stuff as we quietly walk along. As it turns out, I’m not alone in thinking all is right in the world when we’re in the woods. Many of my friends feel the same way. Whether we’re going solo or in a group for a “walk and a talk,” there’s something special

about doing it on horseback. And thanks in large part to the growing driving community, many of the trails are now wide for us to ride two abreast. But for the most part, I like to wander about, just Charlie Brown and me. It’s a luxury not to have a plan these days; simply to go where the spirit moves us. I guess you could say I subscribe to the notion that it’s more about going there than getting there. Don Bryant and his horse DH—another most perfect horse ever that lives at the barn where my boy lives (unlike Charlie Brown and DH, he requires a lot of engagement)— are frequently gone for two or more hours at a time. When I’ve asked him where they’ve been, he’s likely to say, “We were out getting lost.” Yup, I completely understand. The truth is I’m often amazed when I return from our wanderings to discover so much time has passed by when we were simply walking around. Time just seems to stand still sometimes when riding. I remember, when I lived in Vermont, I would head out early in the morning and get home around sundown, and that’s only because it would start to get cold, even in June. Back then I also remember there was a lot more “bombing around” and trail jumping going on. Granted, we would have had some great escapades, and I admit it’s a thrill to connect with my horses in that way, but I’ve come to believe there’s also a lot to be said for taking the time to smell the proverbial roses or, in our case, the proverbial pines. PL

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On the Green

U.S. Senior Women’s Open by Helen Ross


he family of the late Peggy Kirk Bell has a busy couple of months coming up. First, they will host the finest female golfers over the age of 50 at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club for the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. Laura Davies, a fun-loving character of a woman not unlike Bell herself, will defend her title in the competition that runs from May 16-19. Three weeks after the tournament is over, Bell will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame (WGHOF), a long-overdue recognition that is richly deserved. The ceremony will be held June 10 at the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, kicking off the week of the U.S. Open. Bell, who died in 2016, was a pioneering teacher as well as a player and a founding member of the LPGA. She taught literally thousands of people to love the game and the people who play it at Pine Needles, which she and her late husband, Warren “Bullet” Bell, bought in 1954 and has been carefully nurtured to this day. Bonnie McGowan, one of Bell’s three children, said the family was speechless when the call came from the WGHOF. Also, in Bell’s class are two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen; Jan Stephenson, a threetime major winner on the LPGA Tour; former Augusta National chairman Billy Payne and inspirational trick shot artist Dennis Walters, an elite golfer paralyzed from the waist down in an automobile accident.


“We were like, Wow. I know my mom would’ve said, ‘Oh, my gosh. I don’t deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.’ Because she was so humble that way; she just never even dreamed,” McGowan said. “She would go down to the Hall of Fame inductions for all her friends, but I think she really never thought that she would ever be in it. … “And I know she would’ve worried about her speech. I’ve said all along that — everybody said, Oh, she should be living. Too bad she wasn’t alive when she got it. You know what? It’s one award that she’ll get to receive with my dad, so it’s a big honor for our family. Just very indebted to the golf world that they think that much of her.” Before the induction ceremonies, though, another World Golf Hall of Famer in Davies will be in town. She is one of three pros who played in the three previous U.S. Women’s Opens at Pine Needles along with Liselotte Neumann and Michele Redman. The list of champions at Pine Needles reads like a who’s who of women’s golf—and the Senior Open will add another chapter in the resort’s rich history. Annika Sorenstam earned her second straight Women’s Open title there in 1996 while Karrie Webb won in 2001 in another rare successful title defense and Cristie Kerr captured the 2006 crown. The national championship returns to Pine Needles in 2022, too, making the resort the first in the U.S. to host four. Davies won the inaugural Women’s Senior Open at

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Chicago Golf Club by an eye-opening 10 strokes over Juli Inkster. But that venue, an expansive, links-style layout, couldn’t be more different than this year’s host course, the revered Donald Ross creation where the fairways are lined by all those loblolly pines. Since the most recent Women’s Open, Kyle Franz, who guided the 2013 restoration of Mid-Pines, which is Pine Needles’ sister club, spearheaded a green rebuilding and bunker restoration project. Davies said earlier this year that she doesn’t recognize some of the holes. “They took it back to what it was like when it was first designed a long time ago,” she said. “It’s going to be tough; the greens are very undulating, really well-bunkered. But it is very generous off the tee, I will say that. “But if you miss the fairway you’re on pine straw. Get your short game ready for this place because you’re going to need it.” Donna Andrews, the N.C. Sports Hall of Famer who came to teach at Pine Needles a decade ago, agreed with Davies. “I think driving it straight is obviously a big key here, getting it in the proper side of the fairway so that you have a good shot into the green, and then playing to the middle of the greens and not getting all that Donald Ross roll off off the sides,” she said at a recent media day for the Women’s Senior Open. “But it’s just going to be a great challenge, a great place to host such a wonderful event.” Wonder what could make it even more wonderful? Fans will be able to walk the fairways during the championship for the second straight year. Only the tees and greens will be roped off so it’s a unique opportunity to see how the greats of the game play a course we can tackle ourselves. Do yourself a favor and go—and tip your cap to Peggy Kirk Bell while you’re there. PL

Helen Ross is a freelance golf writer, who spent 20 years working for the PGA Tour and 18 more at the Greensboro News & Record. A UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, she has won multiple awards from the Golf Writers Association of America.

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5.1.2019 Ladies Wine Out Weymouth Center | 555 E. Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: $10 - $20 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.6261, 5.1.2019 Kids Night in the Library Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 5 - 7 p.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, 5.1.2019 Sip and Sample - To Benefit the Sandhills Children’s Center Fair Barn | 200 Beulah Hill Road | Pinehurst Cost: $65 | 6 - 8:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.3323, special-events-fundraisers

5.2.2019 Story Time at Given Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10:30 a.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, 5.2.2019 Botanical or Lace Impressed Pottery Planters Ball Center | 3395 Airport Road | Pinehurst Cost: $50/$60 non members | 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Contact: 910-695-3882 5.2.2019 Historical Pinehurst Tours Theatre Building | 60 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: $20 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Contact: 910-295-2257 5.2.2019 MIRA USA 10th Anniversary Gala Belle Meade | 100 Waters Drive | So. Pines Cost: $100 | 6 - 9 p.m.


5.2.2019 Fine Art Lecture Series (part 2 of 3) Weymouth Center | 555 E. Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: $15 - $20 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2787, 5.3.2019 First Friday at the Sunrise - Eric Gales Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 5 - 8 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501, 5.3.2019 MMCS FTO’s 1st Annual Touch-A-Truck Gilliam-McConnell Airfield | 194 Gilliam McConnell Road | Carthage Cost: Free with donation | 12 - 4 p.m. 5.3.2019 Celebrating Alcohol Inks and Artists Opening Reception Artists League of the Sandhills | 129 Exchange St. | Aberdeen Cost: FREE | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Contact: 910-944-3979 5.3.2019 Ben Owen & Jessie MacKay Art Show Opening Reception Cambell House | 482 E. Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 6 - 8 p.m. Contact: 910-692-2463 5.3-4.2019 Cameron Antiques Fair Cameron Historic District | 485 Carthage St. | Cameron Cost: FREE | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Contact: 910.245.1231, 5.3-4.2019 Semi-Annual Charity Yard Sale Linden Lodge | 2251 Linden Road | Aberdeen Cost: FREE | 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday; 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday 5.4.2019 St. John Paul II Catholic School Derby Gala Pinehurst Members Club | 1 Carolina Vista Drive | Pinehurst Cost: $125 | 5:30 - 10:30 p.m. Contact:

5.8.2019 Mixed Media Journaling ARTworks Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $29 | 5:30 p.m. Contact: 910.245.4129, 5.9-12.2019 Judson Theatre Company: Stephen Temperley’s Souvenir Hannah Center Theatre at the O’Neal School | 3300 Airport Road | So. Pines Cost: $20 - $45 | see website Contact: 5.4-5.2019 Moore County Kennel Club of NC Dog Show Pinehurst Harness Track | 200 Beulah Hill Road S. Cost: $5 parking fee | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Contact: 910.528.6265,

5.9.2019 The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: see website | 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501,

5.4.2019 Saturday Kids Program - May the Force Be with You Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Contact: 910.295.6022,

5.9.2019 Hot Glass Cold Beer STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001,

5.4.2019 Momma Molasses - Live at the Cafe STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001,

5.9.2019 Compton and Newberry Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15/20 | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502,

5.5.2019 Birds of the NC Mountains Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 3 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167,

5.9.2019 Whiskey Pines - Live at the Cafe STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7:30 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, 5.9.2019 Story Time at Given Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10:30 a.m. Contact: 910.295.6022,

5.4.2019 Rory Block and Cindy Cashdollar Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $25/30 | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 5.6.2019 New Author Series - An Evening with Authors Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 7 p.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, 5.7.2019 Resin Charm Marking ARTworks Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $29 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Contact: 910.245.4129,

5.9.2019 Successful Gardening in the Sandhills Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 3:30 p.m and 7 p.m. at the Given Book Shop Contact: 910.295.6022, 5.10.2019 Live After Five at Tufts Memorial Park - Liquid Pleasure Tufts Memorial Park | 1 Village Green Road W. Cost: FREE | 5:15 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.295.1900,



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5.10.2019 Trivia Night at STARworks STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001,

5.12.2019 Fish Harmonics, East Pointers Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $20/25 | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502,

5.11.2019 18th Annual Keep Moore County Beautiful Golf Tournament Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club | 101 Midland Road | So. Pines Cost: $125 per player | 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Contact: 910.947.4312, 910.947.3637

5.16.2019 Frida Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $6 | 10 a.m. Contact: 910.692.8501,

5.11.2019 Carthage Buggy Festival Downtown Carthage | 1 Courthouse Square | Carthage Cost: FREE | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.947.2331, 5.11.2019 ARTworks Kids Classes - Mini Masters ARTworks Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $24 | 9 & 11 a.m. Contact: 910.245.4129, 5.11.2019 Wildlings: Pond Life Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. Contact: 910.692.2167, 5.11.2019 The MET Opera - Dialogues des Carmélites Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $12-$25 | 12 - 3:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501, 5.11.2019 Sparkle & Shine ARTworks Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: FREE | 1 - 5 p.m. Contact: 910.245.4129, 5.12.2019 Pitcher Plant Hike Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 3 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167,


5.16.2019 Story Time at Given Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10:30 a.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, 5.16.2019 Open Mic Night with the Parsons Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $5, FREE for members | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 5.17.2019 Spring Sprouts (For Wee Ones!) Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. Contact: 910.692.2167, 5.18.2019 BigDumbHick - Live at the Cafe STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, 5.18.2019 Ellerbe Strawberry Festival Downtown Ellerbe Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 5.18.2019 Polo in the Pines Charity Classic Buchan Field | 2205 N. May Street | So. Pines Cost: $18 | 12 - 6 p.m. Contact: 910.692.6889 5.18.2019 Saturday Kids Class - Metal Funky Recycled Chicken ARTworks Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $24 | 9 - 11 a.m. Contact: 910.245.4129,

5.19.2019 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema Carmen Suite/Petrushka Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $12 - $25 | 1 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501,

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5.21.2019 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making ARTworks Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $20 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Contact: 910.245.4129, 5.22.2019 Mixed Media Matchbox Pendant Necklace ARTworks Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $29 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Contact: 910.245.4129,

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5.22.2019 Arts Council of Moore County Artists Meetup - The Art of Creative Journaling The Country Bookshop | 140 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: FREE, please RSVP | 5:15 - 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2787, 5.22.2019 Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption and Rock & Roll Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $15 | 7 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501, 5.22.2019 Carolina Philharmonic: The Cosmos and Beyond Lee Auditorium | 250 Voit Gilmore Lane | So. Pines Cost: $11 - $60 | 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Contact: 910.687.9287, 5.23.2019 Fine Art Lecture Series (part 3 of 3) Weymouth Center | 555 E. Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: $15 - $20 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2787, 5.23.2019 Story Time at Given Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10:30 a.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, 5.24-26.2019 2019 Sandhills Motoring Festival Village of Pinehurst | 1 Village Green Road W. Cost: FREE | see website Contact: 910.315.2918, 5.24.2019 Trivia Night at STARworks STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, 5.26.2019 Discovery Hike Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 3 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167,


5.26.2019 The Allen Boys Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $25/30 | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 5.29.2019 NC Symphony: Music for Springtime Lee Auditorium | 250 Voit Gilmore Lane | So. Pines Cost: $33 - $47 | 8 - 10 p.m. Contact: 877.627.6724, 5.30.2019 Story Time at Given Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10:30 a.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, 5.29.2019 Tim Carter Band Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $10/15 | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 6.1.2019 The Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute Cooper Ford | 5292 U.S. 15-501 Highway | Carthage Cost: $10 - $25 | 7 - 9 p.m Contact: 910.365.9890, 6.1-2.2019 Seagrove Woodfire NC 330 Jugtown Road | Seagrove Cost: FREE | Sat. 10 a.m - 5 p.m. | Sun. 12 - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.464.3266, 6.1.2019 Clare Dunn: A Night of Country Music Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $20 - $25 | 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501, 6.1.2019 Personal Storytelling Main Stage Event Thyme & Place Café | 155 Hall Ave. | So. Pines Cost: $10 | 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Contact:




Join us in your most dapper Derby attire – seersucker suits, cocktail dresses,   bow ties and over-the-top Derby hats are strongly encouraged. Enjoy an open bar featuring a signature cocktail, plated sit down dinner, music, live streaming of the Derby Race on large projector screens, photo opportunities, a silent auction and more! Cocktails, Derby viewing & Silent Auction in the 2View Ballroom located at the Pinehurst Members Club.

Signature Cocktails Derby Hat Contest Trifecta Contest Open Bar Plated Sit Down Dinner Silent Auction Music, Dancing and much more!

MAY 4 2019 | 5:30PM - 10PM TICKETS $125/PERSON **All proceeds of this year's event will benefit SJPII and the needs of the school.** PINEHURSTLIVINGMAGAZINE.COM 85


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6.2.2019 Logan Ledger Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15/20 | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502,

6.13.2019 Classic Movie - The Apartment Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $6 | 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501,

6.6.2019 Classic Movie - The Longest Day Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $6 | 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501,

6.14.2019 John Westmoreland, Skylar Gudasz Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15/20 | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502,

6.7.2019 First Friday at the Sunrise - Mountain Heart Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 5 - 8 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501,

6.16.2019 Chaise Lounge Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $20/25 | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502,

6.7-16.2019 Shakespeare in the Pines - As You Like It Tufts Memorial Park | 1 Village Green Road W. | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Contact: 541.631.8241,

6.19.2019 Writer-in-Residence Reading: Adrian and Molly Rice Weymouth Center | 555 E. Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 5:30 - 7 p.m. Contact: 910.692.6261

6.7-9.2019 Sandhills Repertory Theatre: Gershwin on Broadway The Hannah Center Theatre | 3300 Airport Road | So. Pines Cost: $20-45 | 7:30 p.m.; 3 p.m. Contact: 6.8.2019 ARTworks kids classes - Mini Masters ARTworks Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $24 | 9 & 11 a.m. Contact: 910.245.4129, 6.8.2019 Life in the 18th Century House in the Horseshoe | 288 Alston House Road | Sanford Cost: $10 | 1 - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.947.2051 6.8.2019 Women of the Pines Annual Rummage Sale West End Presbyterian Church | 275 Knox Lane | West End Cost: FREE | 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Contact: 910.420.2708


6.20.2019 Classic Movie - Flashdance Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $6 | 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501, 6.21.2019 Drew Gibson, Abigail Dowd Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $10/15 | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 6.22.2019 Denny Lane - Up Close & Personal Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $25 - $30 | 7 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501, 6.23.2019 Randall Bramblett Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15 | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502,

Why I advertise with Pinehurst Living ... “I’ve been advertising in Pinehurst Living Magazine and Sand & Pine Magazine for more than two years and I’ve been really pleased with the partnership. Amanda and Greg are great to work with and they always make me feel appreciated. I’ve noticed an increase in my business, and there’s definitely an increase in people recognizing my name and face. “I know advertising with Pinehurst Living is working because when I introduce myself to someone in the community, they often say, ‘Oh yeah, I saw you in Pinehurst Living or they swear they recognize me from somewhere. It gives me a chance to start a conversation. I know I’ll continue partnering with Pinehurst Living and Sand & Pine. It’s advertising money well-spent.” - Jason Burgin, Insurance Agent



May/June 2019


6.24.2019 Exploring Art Through Observation and Conversation Hollyhocks Art Gallery | 905 Linden Road | Pinehurst Cost: $20 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Contact: 603.966.6567, 6.27.2019 Classic Movie - The French Connection Sunrise Theater | 250 NW Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $6 | 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501, 6.27.2019 Kerville Winner Song Circle Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $10/15 | 6:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502,

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Farmers On The Green:

A Taste Of North Carolina May 21 at 6:30 PM on the Village Green

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Moore County Historical Association 110 West Morganton Road • Southern Pines Open 1 - 4pm Tuesday - Friday Free Admission • 910.692-2051 90 ASOUTHERNSOPHISTICATION

Given Tufts hosts a farm to table dinner provided by Mark Elliott and Elliott’s On Linden Catering, where Mark will prepare fresh ingredients for a farm fresh dining experience. All proceeds will go to the library and archives.

Tickets are $80 (tax included) and are available at the Tufts Archives or online at Questions? Call 910. 295. 3642


Sandhills Sightings



13th Annual Penick Art Show & Fair Penick Village

Southern Pines February 22

Top, from left: Samuel Trachtenberg, Mary Ann Welsch, Beth Ybarra and Jatana & Danny Keel; Featured painter Joanne Kilpatrick & Estelle Kilpatrick. / Bottom, from left: Nikki & Matthew Powers; Keri Van Scoyoc, Anna Smith and Lynne Healy; and Meca McIntosh and Jennifer Pollard.

Empty Bowl 2019

Benefiting the Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care

Country Club of Whispering Pines Whispering Pines March 3

Top, from left: Michael Howell, owner of the Aroma CafĂŠ in Carthage, serves soup to Kelly & Rick Martindale; Coalition Executive Director Barrett Walker with Eugenie Wing of the 9th of September, who painted the bowls. / Bottom, from left: The Paint Hill Holdouts; Jennifer Huge and Annie Thomasson; and John & Judy McInerney and Lynda & Larry Newsome.


Sandhills Sightings English Speaking Union/ Pinehurst Rotary Middle School Debates Sandhills Community College Pinehurst March 5

Top, from left: Debate winners from West Pine Middle school, Clair Cameron and Ally Groner with Clem Jowett, president of the Pinehurst Rotary, and Tim Locklair, chief officer for Academics and Student Support Services at Moore County Schools; Sally Bold Frick, debate organizer, and School Board member Libby Carter, debate tabulator. / Bottom, from left: 2nd place: Sarah Vallejo and Emma Medina, West Pine Middle; 3rd place: Vanessa Alder and Allison Salazar, West Pine Middle; and the 98 students who entered the debate.

Wit & Whimsy

Benefiting Shakespeare in the Pines Fair Barn Pinehurst March 14

Top, from left: Nalani Anderson, Jolin Kelly and Samantha Maxwell; Uprising Theater founder & Creative Director Jonathan Drahos with Karla Keating; Co-founder of the Uprising Theater & Creative Director Carolanne Marano with Marilyn Barrett. / Bottom, from left: Joyce Reehling, Carole McFarland, Barbara Keating, Bev Reynolds, Rosemary Zahone and Kathy Cambreleng; Father Joseph and Lin Hutaff; and Cindy Haegele, Tina Kapel, Tom Cruce and Lisa Whipple.


Sandhills Sightings 3rd Annual Back the Pac Benefiting student athletics at Pinecrest High School Fair Barn Pinehurst March 16

Top, from left: Michelle & James Medwick; Lauren & Ben Snyder, coach Chris Metzger and Kathy Lomax. / Bottom, from left: Courtney Bunker, Courtney Karies, Marie Lewis & Ian Flaherty; Julie & Robert Thomas; Sharon Berkshire & Leslie Berkshire Bradley; and Gabriel & Kathleen Nin.

Gout de France

Global dining event held on five continents in more than 150 countries Thyme & Place Cafe Southern Pines March 21

Top, from left: Leslie Philip & husband Christian; Thyme & Place Cafe owner Leslie Philip; Karra Ussery, Bev Reynolds and Mary Giglio. / Bottom, from left: Tim & Kristin Mueller and Kim & Todd Stout; Jo Stone, Debbie Trogdon with Evelyn & Miriam Freeman; and Trudi & Alex Porter, Bonnie & Nick Christopher, Stan Martin and Jean Smyth.


Sandhills Sightings Blooming Art

Hosted by the Garden Club of the Sandhills Campbell House Gallery Southern Pines March 29-31

Top, from left: The Blooming Art floral designers; Bob & Barbara Gault. / Bottom, from left: Ellen Hamilton, Patti Dellovade, Francine Smarrelli and Char Rohr; Event chairman Hartley Fitts with one of her arrangements; Leslie Habets arrangement of Albert Einstein; and Nancy Smith’s arrangement.

Neighbors of Pinehurst Progressive Dinner Pinehurst March 30

Top, from left: Pat Sykora, Jackie Collins, Kay Morrale, Jeane Kays and Cathy Slocum; Event organizers Karen Herring and Gloria Slate. / Bottom, from left: Shelley Rappaport, Linda Phillips and hostess Phyllis Clark; Lydia Boesch, Jack Collins and Anne & Peter Helgesen; and Jim Slate and Hal Herring.


Sandhills Sightings Artist League of the Sandhills Silver Interpretations in Art 25th Annversary Exhibit Aberdeen April 5

Top, from left: Betty Hendrix and Sarah Simpson; Catherine Church, Barbara Brando and Adele Buytenhuys. / Bottom, from left: Bill & Karen Gilmore and Barb & Jim Leonard; Nancy & Faith Clay; and Courtney Herndon with Donna & Roger Saylor.

Prancing Horse Barn Dance Fair Barn Pinehurst April 11

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Sightings@ Top, from left: Judy Lewis and Hero of the Year, Dr. Tom Daniels; Jim & Shelly Artman with June & Berry Buchele; Kak Johnson and Elizabeth Strachan. / Bottom, from left: Cindy Edgar and Heidi Martins; John & Terry Hiller; and Sally & Ed Frick with Eileen Ragona.



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