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12 Full Circle

There is a lyric quality to artist Linda Storm’s work as she finds her inspiration in the abstract.

18 Educate, Entertain, Inspire

Celebrating a century of cultural preservation, the English Speaking Union seems to just be getting started.

24 Sunday Supper

The first published pie recipe came from the Romans and consisted of rye-crusted goat cheese and honey. Things have evolved a bit since then.

40 Hors d’Oeuvres

There’s an art form and purpose for those tasty bite-sized treats before a meal.

60 A Look Back

Picture a time in the Sandhills more than a century ago. What would it look like? How would it feel?


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46 10 From the Editor 28 In Vino, Veritas

24 66 Books 68 On the Buckle

30 A Picture of Health 70 Puzzle 72 On the Green 46 Life Under Pines 48 Pick of the Pines 58 The Garden ON THE COVER


76 Calendar

83 Sightings 88 Last Impression


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Pinehurst - 16 Talladale Court Pinehurst - 278 Juniper Creek Boulevard - SOLD Pinehurst $435,000 - 16 Talladale Court Lovely 3 BR/4 BA brick home on two acre lot $410,000 offering almost 3000 sq fthome on one level Gorgeous 5 BR/4 BA$435,000 upscale in popular #6 Lovelywith 3 BR/4 BA brick on two acre lot nice upgradeshome throughout offering almost 3000 sq ft on one level

Pinehurst -34 Stoneykirk Drive Pinehurst$389,000 -55 Glasgow Drive Pinehurst -34 Stoneykirk Drive Lovely single level 3 BR/2.5 BA home w/nice floorplan $459,000 $389,000 beautiful Pinewild CC Exquisite 3inBR/3.5 BA home w/beautiful views Lovely single level 3 BR/2.5 w/nice and relaxing waterBA home feature in back floorplan in beautiful Pinewild CC

Pinehurst -120 Shadow Creek Court Pinehurst - 54 Greyabbey Drive - PENDING Pinehurst -120$348,000 Shadow Creek Court Spacious 4 BR/3.5 BA townhome is LIKE NEW $495,000 $348,000 great Stunning 3 and BR/3inBA golflocation front home located Spacious 4 BR/3.5 townhome is LIKEcourse NEW on the 2nd hole ofBA Pinewild’s Magnolia and in great location

Seven Lakes North - 158 Overlook Drive - SOLD Seven Lakes West -135 Smathers Drive   Seven Lakes North$349,000 - 158 Overlook Drive - SOLD Great 3 BR/3 BA waterfront $442,500home on Lake Echo $349,000 and open floorplan Beautiful 3w/bright BR/4 BA well maintained custom home Great 3 BR/3 BA waterfront on Lake Echo w/bright and openhome floorplan w/bright and open floorplan

Cameron - 121 Carthage Street Pinehurst - 16-$345,000 Talladale Court - SOLD Cameron 121 Carthage Street Attractive 4 BR/2.5 BA historic home on more than $425,000 $345,000 an acre of land in Cameron Lovely 34 BR/4 home on two acre lot Attractive BR/2.5BA brick BA historic home on more than with almost 3000 Cameron sq ft on one level an acre of land in

Seven Lakes West - 121 Smathers Drive $348,000 Southern --135 Lane Seven LakesPines West 121Wiregrass Smathers Drive New construction underway-3 $382,500 BR/2 BA home in $348,000 gorgeous Seven Lakes West Attractive two-story 5 BR/3 BA home locatedin New construction underway-3 BR/2 BA home in desirable community gorgeousArboretum Seven Lakes West

Southern Pines - 503 Cottage Lane $339,900 Southern Pines - 503 Cottage Lane - SOLD Southern Pines - 503 Cottage Lane Beautiful 4 BR/3 BA golf front home on 18th tee $329,000 $339,900 and fairway of Longleaf CC Beautiful44BR/3 BR/3BA golf BA golffront fronthome homeon on18th 18thtee tee Beautiful andfairway fairwayofofLongleaf LongleafCC CC and

Pinehurst - 130 Thunderbird Lane - SOLD $308,000 Pinehurst-- 44 DriveLane - PENDING Pinehurst 130Pinewild Thunderbird - SOLD Lovely 3 BR/2.5 BA golf$425,000 front home w/nice views of 9th $308,000 fairway from the front Amazingly beautiful 3 BR/2.5 BA home Lovely 3 BR/2.5 BA golf front home w/nice views of 9th overlooking 5thfrom hole the of Azalea fairway front course

Pinehurst - 380 Pine Vista Drive - SOLD $330,000 Pinehurst E. McDonald Pinehurst- 1- 380 Pine VistaRoad Drive- PENDING - SOLD Attractive 3 BR/2.5 BA home w/spacious living area and $435,000 $330,000 beautiful views Adorable 4 BR/3.5 BA brick home in prime Attractive 3 BR/2.5 BA home w/spacious livinglocation area and w/tons of curb appeal beautiful views

Seven Lakes North - 144 Overlook Drive Seven Lakes WestNorth - $315,000 104 -Bancroft Court Drive - PENDING Seven Lakes 144 Overlook Charming 4 BR/2.5 BA waterfront $397,000 cottage on corner lot $315,000 on beautiful Lake Echo Well4maintained 4 BR/3.5 BA custom Charming BR/2.5 BA waterfront cottage onhome corner lot in on beautiful gated community beautiful Lake Echo

Southern Pines -7 Deacon Palmer Drive Southern Pines -14 Glen Devon Drive Southern Pines$415,000 -7 Deacon Palmer Drive Beautiful 5 BR/4 BA home $445,000w/spacious layout $415,000 andnice back3 yard overlooking 12th tee  Very BR/2.5 BA home in Talamore Beautiful 5 BR/4 BA home w/spacious layout well maintained w/sweeping golf views and back yard overlooking 12th tee 

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Pinehurst - 102 Strathaven Court McLendon Hills - 554 Broken Ridge Trail Pinehurst - $839,000 102 Strathaven Court Elegant 4 BR/3 Full BA 2 half BA golf front home $519,000 on signature hole of Pinehurst #9on Southern style$839,000 4 BR/3.5 BA home Elegant 4 BR/3 Full BA 2 half BA golf front home beautiful acreage w/in-ground saline pool on signature hole of Pinehurst #9

Pinehurst - 37 Strathaven Drive Pinehurst - 91 Abbottsford Drive - SOLD Pinehurst - $619,000 37 Strathaven Drive Elegant 3 BR/3 Full BA 2$718,000 half BA French Country home $619,000 Magnificent 5 BR/3 full BA 2ofhalf BAcourse Tuscan Villa 11th hole Holly Elegant 3overlooking BR/3 Full BA 2 half BA French Country home with THE best views in Pinehurst overlooking 11th hole of Holly course

Pinehurst - 16 Mulbren Court - PENDING Pinehurst -$749,000 102 Strathaven Court Pinehurst - 16 Mulbren Court - PENDING Gracious 4 BR/4 full BA 2$799,000 half BA Southern style home on $749,000 teeBA of 2Holly course Elegant 4 BR/37th Full half BA golf front home on Gracious 4 BR/4 full BA 2hole halfofBA Southern#9style home on signature Pinehurst 7th tee of Holly course

Pinehurst - 29 Northam Court - PENDING Seven Lakes West$599,000 - 108 Logan Court - SOLD Pinehurst - 29 Northam Court - PENDING Stunning and secluded 4 BR/3.5 BA home $945,000 $599,000 Amazing BR/4 fullcourse BA 2 halfPinewild BA lakefront home on4the Holly Stunning and secluded 4atBR/3.5 BACC home w/beautiful views of Lake Auman on the Holly course at Pinewild CC

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Pinehurst - 80 Fields Road Pinehurst - 37 Strathaven Drive - PENDING $629,000 Pinehurst - 80 Fields Road Quintessential 4 BR/3.5 BA Old Town Cottage $619,000 $629,000 w/charm andFull 1920’s style Elegant 3 BR/3 BAvintage 2 half BA home Quintessential 4 BR/3.5 BA of Old Town Cottage overlooking 11th hole Holly course w/charm and 1920’s vintage style

Pinehurst - 49 Greyabbey Drive Pinehurst 20 Craig Road Pinehurst -$595,000 49- Greyabbey Drive Stunning 4 BR/4.5 BA contemporary home on 7th hole of $629,000 $595,000 beautiful Pinewild CC Magnolia course Alluring 4 BR/4.5 BA home in Old Town Stunning 4 BR/4.5 BA contemporary home onw/bright, 7th hole of open floorplan kitchen beautiful Pinewildand CCgourmet Magnolia course

Pinehurst 115Wertz Blue Road Seven Lakes West$580,000 - -141 Drive - SOLD Amazing 3 BR/2 full BA 2 half BA waterfront home $745,000 $580,000 on Lake Auman Gorgeous BA BA home in the of Pinehurst. Amazing4 3BR/4.5 BR/2 full 2 half BAVillage waterfront home Enjoy beautiful wonderful privacy onviews Lake and Auman

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Pinehurst - 189 National Drive - PENDING $675,000 Seven Lakes West107 Patman Court - PENDING Pinehurst - 189 National Drive - PENDING Exquisite 4 BR/4.5 $515,000 BA home w/bright layout $675,000 offering custom detail throughout Custom 34 BR/3.5 Lake Auman Exquisite BR/4.5 BA home BA home on w/bright layout w/bright interior detail and long lake views offering custom throughout

Whispering Pines - 5 Dixie Drive - SOLD $500,000 Southern PinesPines - 120 Point Lane - SOLD Whispering -Eagle 5 Dixie Drive - SOLD Alluring 3 BR/3 $685,000 BA lake front home with $500,000 spectacular views of Thagard Lake Amazing 3 BR/2.5 in Mid South Alluring 3 BR/3 BA home BA lake front home withclub w/nice viewsviews of theofgreen on hole spectacular Thagard Lake#6

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Pinehurst - 25 Abington Drive Pinehurst $748,000 49 Abington GreyabbeyDrive Drive Pinehurst -- 25 Magnificent 4 BR/4.5 BA waterfront home $575,000 $748,000 w/beautiful floorplan in Pinewild CC Stunning 4 BR/4.5 BA contemporary home Magnificent 4 BR/4.5 BA waterfront home on 7th hole offloorplan PinewildinMagnolia w/beautiful Pinewildcourse CC

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n his book Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art Since Pollock, Kirk Varnedoe seems to sum up, at least in my mind, the essence of abstract art. He writes: “Abstract art has been with us in one form or another for almost a century now and has proved to be not only a long-standing crux of cultural debate but a self-renewing, vital tradition of creativity. We know that it works, even if we’re still not sure why that’s so, or exactly what to make of that fact.” Our story on artist Linda Storm is what led me to that quote from Varnedoe, and it vividly took me back to my History of Art class as an undergraduate at Providence College. As a whole, our class that semester was a pretty subdued bunch, and I can remember my professor trying desperately to engage and solicit conversations as she led us through each art period— from ancient Greek and Roman art and the Renaissance to neoclassical, realism and impressionism. We were interested, but our collective engagement could only be described as uninspiring as we discussed Canova, de Goya, Courbet, Monet and others. It wasn’t until we got to Cubism and Surrealism that the classroom conversation began to bubble with enthusiasm, as opinions rooted in emotion started to influence the discussions. Picasso, Chagall, Dali, Miro, Kahlo—we entered a realm of artists who were not just hoping to evoke something in us. No, they were demanding we feel something. The class transformed into a petri dish of original thoughts, and discussions ranged from the insightful and introspective to comedic and absurd. It was great; our professor was thrilled—her vision of teaching fulfilled. That is until we came to the abstractionists. Overnight, we were suddenly reenacting scenes from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and 12 Monkeys. It was the Stanford Prison Experiment all over again—people just lost it. Pablo Picasso said: “There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.” He could have added removing all traces of sanity as well. That quote alone had half the class bouncing off the walls in frustration and the other half nodding their heads with looks of deep understanding. At the time, I was one of those bouncing off the walls. I didn’t get it, and for reasons I still can’t explain, it made me angry. I looked at Malevich’s Black Square and thought, “No. No sane person would call this art.” And yet I was being told Black Square (he did a White Square too) is one of the most influential works in the history of abstract art. Again, I thought, “No. Nope. No way.” Or Rothko’s Orange, Red, Yellow. I was told this was an example of spiritual expression like none other; a monumental contribution to the art world. I just saw blotches of orange, red and yellow paint. Then there was Pollock. Dripping paint onto a canvas. My six-year-old niece could … well, you get the idea. But then a strange thing happened. Maybe it’s a maturity thing. Maybe I’ve mellowed significantly over the years, but I’ve gone back to the abstractionists since that class and each time I reacted differently. Perhaps we need to define the stages of abstractionism—anger, annoyance, indifference, curiosity, acceptance, wonder. I now see that abstractionism is as much about the viewer of the art as it is about the artist. It’s there to invoke emotion, and it doesn’t matter what type. Interpretations are boundless and understanding isn’t required— it’s OK that there’s mystery to the meaning. So whatever stage of abstractionism you find yourself, my advice would be to just experience the feeling. Because whatever you’re feeling, that’s what you’re supposed to feel. That being said, the Black Square still doesn’t do it for me.


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Linda Storm

Full Circle


The studio of artist Linda Storm is at the old Boyd family hunting lodge, on a ridge above Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve. There is a lyric quality to her work that comes from sensing challenging designs, a skill that comes from within. “I usually describe myself as a painter, which is often apparent because I’m covered with paint,” she says. Throughout her career, she worked as a classical realist, but has become a painter of abstracts. “I lost interest in spending tedious hours contemplating every little detail, so I decided it was time for a change. I had no idea where to start, so I got some acrylic ink and let that flow over the canvas. This started me in a direction that pointed to the next step.”


By RAY OWEN photography by AMANDA JAKL

Linda in her studio with Lucio


Linda Storm Full Circle

There are themes within her abstractions like the threads of the Persian carpet sprawling at her feet. “I started working on a Persian carpet when I was a much neater painter and now I just have to go with it. It’s really beautiful and I don’t mind when paint gets on it—it just adds to the circus,” she says with a smile. “Frankly, this is all new stuff. I built a career on my skill. Some might consider this just throwing paint around, but in many respects it’s harder.” When asked about her perch on the hill, she replies: “It’s is my most inspirational place, this house. I love the longleaf pine


“It’s my most inspirational place, this house. I love the longleaf pine trees. The early morning and evening light are especially lovely—I feel lucky to be here.”

trees. The early morning and evening quickly learn it was bad timing for light are especially lovely—I feel lucky to painting there. “Conceptual art and be here.” Minimalism were the rage,” she says. “A Linda started making art as a kid lot of my professors were basically saying with the encouragement of her that painting was dead. It was very grandfather. “He got me a discouraging, so I tried my chalkboard when I was hand at other things, such as “Art school about five years old and I pottery and glassblowing.” left me with a never stopped. I grew “Art school left me strong interest up in Queens, New with a strong interest for classical York, and that’s where for classical training. I training. I I spent my formative realized that was my whole years.” realized that bent,” she continues. “I “Grandfather used didn’t get that at RISD, so I was my whole to take me to view the decided to become a portrait bent.” Rembrandt collection at the artist. I started working on street Metropolitan Museum and that is corners and at fairs, creating massive my strongest memory from childhood. amounts of drawings and capturing Seeing the masterpieces, it was like likenesses really fast.” something grabbed me so hard. The She ultimately got a van that she lived paintings seemed alive and I wanted do and worked in for four years after this. It was like a religious experience—so college. “I went to all the tourist spots: powerful.” Key West, Newport, New Orleans, Continuing her education, Linda went San Francisco. I drove across country to the High School of Art and Design eight or nine times, all the way through in Manhattan. Thinking back on those Mexico and Guatemala. From there, days, she says: “It was fabulous because it I made my way up the coast into was all professional artist teaching. This California. I carried all the equipment provided me with a great beginning. I did needed to set up at fairs and sell illustration and photography, all that stuff paintings.” at a really young age.” Linda saw firsthand a strong sense A love for painting led to her of place in cultures having an evolving enrollment at the Rhode Island School relationship with creative work. “I was of Design (RISD), in Providence. Linda at Tulum in Mexico before the site was


Linda Storm Full Circle

fully excavated,” she remembers. “They had uncovered one pyramid and I lived on the beach right there—it was an amazing experience.” Her exotic gypsy life was not without its perils. “One time in Mexico City, I turned down a one-way street and there was no way to back out. A policeman pulled me over and wanted a bribe. I had some cash on me, so he let me go. It was really quite frightening. This was way before cell phones or anyway to contact anyone, and I could imagine myself thrown into jail.” “I lived in Massachusetts and got to meet the Lobkowicz family. Of noble birth, Mr. Lobkowicz was from Czechoslovakia and had come to the United States as a refugee. In the late 1980s, the family recovered their castles and art collections stolen by the Nazis and Communists. It was an extraordinary collection of old masters, approximately 1,500 paintings.” “The older son, William, went back to the Czech Republic to open their holdings to the public and the family commissioned portraits of three generations of family members now displayed their permanent collection at Nelahozeves Castle in Prague. That’s the most inspired I’ve ever been as a painter. It’s just astounding how art can take you anywhere.” “That brings it around to my decision of studying with Jeffrey Mims in Southern Pines,” she says. “I wanted to fill the gaps in my formal classical education and I really appreciated that atelier training. In 2000, he was just starting to think about a formal school and it was an exciting time. We talked a lot about creating a community of artists, which intrigued me.”


“The best advice I’ve ever been given is to be yourself. What I like about my work is it always surprises me. Sometimes it is absolutely fabulous and I’m very pleased, other times I put it aside for later.”

“I really enjoyed being around other artists,” Linda says, considering her time with Mims. “Now, I work like my dog when he sees a squirrel,” she adds with a laugh. “I just let it take me wherever it wants to go and I really try to stay out of the picture.” “Ironically, now that classical painting is coming back around, what fascinates me is following my creative impulses,” she muses. “I’ve gone to the other side where I never wanted to go before. At this point in my life, I’m finding it liberating. A paintbrush is still my most important tool, but my tool chest has expanded to include a big broom and branches of pine trees. I just love slapping them around.” The artistic life is a solitary one and creative people slip into their own world so easily. “The thing I can’t live without is my dog, Lucio,” she says. “He has perfect timing and when left alone too long he sits down in front of me until I take him for a walk. That’s the best thing ever, because he taught me to stop and reflect. “The best advice I’ve ever been given is to be yourself. What I like about my work is it always surprises me. Sometimes it is absolutely fabulous and I’m very pleased, other times I put it aside for later. Right now, the 1960s are appealing to me. They had a sense of fun that I really like.” On creating for the sheer joy of it, Linda says: “Before, it was how I made a living and I liked that, but now the work is for me. At the end of the day, I first sit in the chair and just look at whatever I’ve done. Doing commissions was about pleasing clients and now I just have to please myself.”




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a reading room at the Givens Memorial Library sits Tom Holleman, the program committee chair for the English Speaking Union’s Sandhills Branch. Tucked away among historical and literary greats seems a fitting spot to talk about this organization. Founded in 1920, the English Speaking Union was formally organized to maintain the ties between the U.S. and Britain during World War I. The organization’s founder, Sir Evelyn Wrench, firmly believed that “given the opportunity to know one another personally, people who shared a common language would soon discover that they also shared similar values, whatever their differences in nationality or background.” Today, the English Speaking Union (ESU) is a multifaceted organization. Its philosophy, “Educate, Inspire and Entertain,” is at the forefront of their decisions—from choosing speakers for member dinners to sponsorship of their Student of the Month. “We want to find speakers who are going to challenge us, inspire us and, we hope, entertain us,” says Holleman. They invite historical re-enactors, scientists, television personalities and authors. One of their speakers earlier this year was an ethics professor from Duke who discussed how to best navigate heated subjects in a polarized world. Another is a magician who combined sleight of hand with his


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Above: The middle school debates are co-sponsored by ESU and the Rotary Club of Pinehurst. Below: Shakespeare Competition winner Jenna Burns, left, posing with Elizabeth Hudson, Editor-in-Chief of Our State Magazine when she spoke to the ESU in February 2019.

Above: President James and Dolley Madison from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation spoke to the ESU in November 2018.


personal inspirational story to entertain and educate. A nonprofit, membershipbased organization, part of ESU’s membership dues go to several educational programs. In collaboration with the Rotary Club of Pinehurst, the ESU co-hosts annual Middle School Debates. This March, more than 150 students will passionately participate in this day-long event held at Sandhills Community College. The ESU works with debate coaches and the schools to encourage every middle school in Moore County to have a debate team. If you’re unfamiliar with how traditional debates are held, here is a quick lesson: A debate traditionally has two sides: a proposition side and an opposition side. The job of the proposition side is to advocate the adoption of the resolution, while the job of the opposition side is to refute the resolution. Students are not able to pick which side they argue. Rather, it is chosen for them at random. Holleman says this challenges Moore County’s middle school debaters to think around an issue rather than coming from only one side. “Debate gets kids looking at both sides of an argument and it gets them speaking. It also builds confidence,” he says. “These students are so well prepared, even with the pressure of speaking in front of adults, many of whom are their grandparents’ age. They all do a wonderful job.” The national ESU Shakespeare Competition is comprised of more than 12,000 high school students from across the United States and culminates with a competition in New York City featuring the top 54 student actors. More than 140 Moore County high school actors compete to be one of the top 15 selected to perform at the Regional Finals. This regional event will take place at the Village Chapel in Pinehurst on Feb. 15. Each actor will recite a memorized monologue and sonnet and be judged on their creativity and performance. Sweet Tea Shakespeare, a performance company based out of Fayetteville, will attend the competition this year as well. “It’s all about the acting,” says Holleman. “If you can act out Shakespeare with no costume, no scenery and no support—then you can act. Schools are cutting programs like this, yet

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we can get the kids involved, and you’re able to see how passionate they are about Shakespeare. It’s not about winning the prize to go to New York, it’s the joy of performing for them. This competition enhances their love of theater and builds their confidence in performing for future auditions that could lead to college scholarships.” Another important program the ESU sponsors is the Student of the Month. This highlights high school seniors from local schools along with the teacher that has most inspired the student during their high school career. The selected student attends the ESU’s monthly dinner meeting at Pinehurst Country Club where they are introduced and speak to the members. The program is recognition for not only the teacher and school that the selected student attends, but recognition for the accomplishments of the high school senior. “It encompasses all the things that the student has done academically and extracurricularly,” explains Holleman. “They may also be great athletes, but they are recognized for their whole person, not for being the best athlete in a particular sport. To recognize a person in front of this group of around 120 people is really something.” There are also two active subgroups, open to any member, that focus on Winston Churchill and Theodore Roosevelt. Each group reads books and have lively monthly discussions around the these two figures at the Pinehurst Country Club. Membership for the Sandhills branch of the ESU is still open for the 2019–2020 season, and they enthusiastically welcome new members every year. When asked what he finds most beneficial from his membership, Holleman shares: “There is a lot of satisfaction that comes from the community activities that ESU participates in and the wonderful evenings that we have together. It broadens everyone’s perspective on things. Our members’ breadth of experiences and depth of knowledge is incredible. It’s satisfying to just be a part of it all.” PL

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istorians believe the Greeks were the first to create modern-day style pies when they invented the pastry shell by combining water and flour. It’s believed the Romans published the first pie recipe—a rye-crusted goat cheese and honey pie. Cato the Younger, around 60 BC, noted in one of his works the popularity of a sweeter, cheesecake-like pie called Placenta. For centuries, the typical ingredient in pies was meat. The Romans put all types of meats as well as seafood in their pies. In medieval England, a universal recipe included some type of meat—beef, lamb, duck, etc.—spiced with pepper, currants and dates. It wasn’t until the 1500s that fruit pies and tarts became popular. Researchers believe the first cherry and apple pies were created during the time of Queen Elizabeth I. There’s a possibility meat pies were served at the first Thanksgiving, as documents show the Pilgrims making meat pies and flavoring them with dried fruit, cinnamon and nutmeg. The first known pumpkin pie recipe was not published until more than 50 years after that first Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie did not become a staple of American dessert until the 1800s. In colonial America, pie crusts were often made not to be eaten but to preserve the filling inside. Sweet pies became truly popular in the U.S. in the 19th century. Today, there aren’t many things more American than pie and there are innumerable types and varieties. For this issue’s Sunday Supper, we’re going to stick to the sweet side of things and share a few outside-the-box recipes. (We won’t even attempt to top your grandma’s apple, cherry and pumpkin recipes). Enjoy!


Pie Crust Yield: 2 pie crusts

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled) 2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed

1/2 cup cold vegetable shortening, cut into a few pieces 1/2 cup ice water

Directions In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt until well combined. Add the cold cubed butter and cold vegetable shortening. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut them into the dry ingredients until you have small pea-sized crumbs (some larger pieces are OK). Slowly drizzle in 1 tablespoon of ice water at a time and gently mix it in. Once the dough starts to come together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and pack it into a ball. Cut the dough in half and flatten it into two discs. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour. To bake the pie crust: Roll the dough out to 12 inches in diameter, transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie plate, gently fit it in, trim any excess dough, and decorate the edges. Line the pie dough with parchment paper or foil, making sure to cover the bottom and the sides, then fill with pie weights (see note below). Bake with the pie weights at 400 F for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, remove the parchment paper (or foil) and the pie weights. Prick the bottom of the pie crust with a fork to prevent bubbling and return to the oven. For a partially baked (blind baked) pie crust return the crust to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes or until the bottom of the crust looks dry. For a fully baked pie crust, return to the oven and allow to bake for 15–20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Note: Pie weights are small ceramic or metal balls that help weigh down the crust and prevent it from shrinking and help to maintain the shape of your pie crust. If you don’t have any pie weights, then dry beans or even dry rice works well too! When baking with pie weights, you want to line the dough with parchment paper or foil, making sure to cover the sides and edges well, then fill with the pie weights. To freeze the dough: Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap and store in a freezer bag. Dough can be frozen for 2–3 months, thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Coconut Cream Pie The Best of Southern Living Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients 1 2/3 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 cup cream of coconut 1 (3.4-ounce) package cheesecake instant pudding mix

1 (6-ounce) package frozen sweetened flaked coconut, thawed 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 cup whipping cream Garnish: sweetened flaked coconut

Directions Stir together first three ingredients; press mixture evenly into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 350 F for 8 minutes; remove to a wire rack, and cool completely. Beat cream cheese and cream of coconut at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add pudding mix, beating until blended. Stir in coconut; fold in whipping topping. Spread cheese mixture evenly into prepared crust; cover and chill 2 hours or until set. Beat whipping cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, and spread evenly over top of pie. Garnish, if desired. Store in refrigerator.


SundaySupper Maple Sugar Pie Yield: 8 servings Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients DOUGH 1 teaspoon sugar Pinch of kosher salt 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface 4 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces 1/4 cup chilled lard or shortening Nonstick vegetable oil spray

Buttermilk Chess Pie

Filling and Assembly 2 cups (packed) light brown sugar 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 tablespoon whiskey 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 5 large eggs, room temperature 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt Whipped cream (for serving)

Directions DOUGH Pulse sugar, salt, and 1 1/4 cups flour in a food processor to combine. Add butter and pulse until the largest pieces are pea-size. Add lard and pulse again until mixture resembles coarse meal. Transfer to a large bowl and drizzle in 3 tablespoons. ice water; mix with a fork to combine. Knead 3–4 times to bring dough together (only a couple of floury spots should remain). Flatten dough into a half inch-thick disk, wrap in plastic, and chill until firm, at least 2 hours. Let dough sit at room temperature 5 minutes to soften. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a 12-inch round, rotating often and dusting with more flour as needed to prevent sticking. Transfer to a 9-inch pie dish. Lift up edges and allow dough to slump down into dish. You should have about 1” overhang. Fold edges under and crimp. Freeze 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425 F. Lightly coat a sheet of foil with nonstick spray and place in pie crust, coated side down, pressing into bottom and up sides. Fill with pie weights or dried beans and bake until edges of crust are pale golden, 15–20 minutes. Carefully remove foil and weights and continue to bake crust until bottom is golden and looks dry, 12–18 minutes more. Transfer dish to a wire rack and let crust cool. Do Ahead: Dough can be made 3 days ahead; keep chilled, or freeze up to 1 month. Crust can be baked 1 day ahead; store tightly wrapped at room temperature. FILLING AND ASSEMBLY Preheat oven to 325 F. Heat brown sugar, cream, and butter in a large heatproof bowl set over a large saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring constantly, until butter is melted, sugar is dissolved, and mixture is smooth (do not let bowl touch water). Remove bowl from heat and stir in whiskey and vanilla. Whisking constantly, add eggs one at a time, incorporating completely after each addition. Add flour and salt and whisk just until smooth. Scrape filling into crust and place on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake pie until filling is browned all over, puffed around the edges, and still slightly wobbly in the center, 45–55 minutes. Transfer dish to a wire rack and let pie cool at least 4 hours before slicing (the longer you can wait, the easier it’ll be to slice; do not refrigerate). Serve pie topped with whipped cream. Do Ahead: Pie can be baked 1 day ahead. Let cool, then store loosely covered at room temperature.


Ingredients 1 9-inch pie crust (unbaked) 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 tablespoon cornmeal 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 large eggs 3/4 cup buttermilk (full-fat, shaken well) 4 tablespoons melted butter 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest (finely grated)

Directions Partially bake the pie crust. If using a packaged pie pastry or frozen pie shell, check the package directions for time and temperature. If you are using a homemade pie crust recipe or there are no instructions to follow, heat the oven to 450 F. Line the pie shell with parchment paper or foil and fill about two-thirds full with pie weights and/or dried beans. Bake for 12 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 400 F, remove the pie crust from the oven and carefully remove the pie weights and foil or paper. Return to the oven for 3 minutes, or just until it begins to show some color. Remove the pie to a rack and reduce the oven temperature to 350 F. In a bowl, combine the sugar, cornmeal, flour, and salt. Blend well. In another bowl, whisk the eggs with the buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and blend well. Pour the filling into the par-baked crust. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to 325 F and bake for about 25 minutes longer or until the pie filling is set. It should be fairly firm in the center with little or no jiggle. Remove to a rack to cool. Chill before serving. Serve with freshly whipped cream or frozen thawed whipped topping. Sprinkle with shreds of lemon zest, if desired. Note: You can use an unbaked pie crust, but for a good bottom crust that isn’t soggy, the pie crust should be partially baked first. Follow the instructions on your pie crust or make your own.


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Adapting to Climate Change By Sassy Pellizzari


s I gaze into my glass of Alois Falanghina on a humid, 95 degree day in October, I can’t help but think about how I should be drinking reds by now. My wine preference changes with the seasons, and to be enjoying a summer white in the fall is like drinking a pumpkin spice latte on the Fourth of July—you can do it, but you will be judged. Whether or not you are a fan of a certain 16-year-old Swedish activist with braids in her hair, the fact is that the climate is changing. Climate transformations have been constant for as long as the earth has been round, and have been linked to external parameters such as tectonic activity, solar cycles, volcanic exertion, astronomical parameters and, of course, mankind. Throughout these climate variances, we have seen that fortunately, in general, vineyards are quite good at adapting. They have survived being moved to new regions, they have


survived virus diseases, they have survived both frosts and increasing temperatures. It is up to us to help them thrive, to keep them in the right conditions, to assume the proper harvest for each type of wine, and to work on prohibiting future causes of destruction. Current winemaking regions are already adapting their techniques and the management of the vineyards on the basis of climate change. In Bordeaux, France, they have changed the harvest time. Since the grapes get more sugar and more alcohol as they ripen, wine producers have started harvesting earlier in order to keep the taste consistent to the past. The consortium has also revised the percentage of cabernet and merlot in the Bordeaux, in order to preserve the freshness of the taste that the wine is known to have. Additionally, many winemakers, particularly Europeans, have stopped using pesticides in order to lower the carbon footprint. Many use manual labor and abide by sustainable

standards such as solar energy or even biodynamic methods. It is possible that many years from now, there will be certain wine regions that will not be able to produce wine as before. On the positive side, there will be new regions that previously did not have the climate to produce wine that will now be able to produce. One current example is the new success of the sparkling wines coming from Southern England. This recent competitor to the Champagne and prosecco market comes from a cold English climate that is not known for winemaking. In order to achieve ripeness in the colder English climate, vines need to be planted less densely than in France and the rows have to be wider apart so the leaves in one row won’t shade the fruit in another. The Champagne region was once considered a colder climate, and people were unsure whether grapes could reliably ripen. Thirty years ago it was a struggle. Today, Champagne is getting too warm. Global warming requires everyone to adapt, starting from the management of the vines and the planting and the harvest, but we must also prepare to accept a new taste in wine, as we see differences in cultivation. The beauty of wine is that each vintage, or year, is completely different and it all depends on the climate. The sun, the moon, the temperature, the wind, sea level, frost, humidity and more are all factors in winemaking. It is impossible to make the same exact wine from one year to the next. This is what makes wine so special. PL

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105 Cherokee Rd 1-G / Village of Pinehurst (910) 420-2434 / Tues-Sat 11am-5pm



Finding the right healthcare provider is an essential but often intimidating part of life.

PICTURE of HEALTH Let this special section help you find the perfect fit for your healthcare needs.


Pinehurst Medical Clinic Dermatology, 910-420-5991 205 Page Road N, Pinehurst

From left, Chelsea Fairley, PA-C, Caroline Cordell, PA-C, Juliann Wallner, M.D., Natalie Davies, M.D. Not pictured: Pamela Guest, M.D.


ou deserve healthy skin. At Pinehurst Medical Clinic Dermatology, we are committed to helping you achieve your skincare goals. Our team is passionate about providing patients with an individualized treatment approach and keeping our patients’ skin healthy and looking its best. Our staff is some of the most knowledgeable and experienced doctors and skincare professionals in the field. Continually, learning the latest practices in dermatology and equipped with advanced technology, our providers deliver the highest quality care possible. From treating skin cancer, rashes, warts or acne to taking care of age spots, wrinkles and pigmentation irregularities, using our advanced Cutera laser system, we have you covered. Our results-oriented services range from micro-needling, vein treatment, Dermasweep, hair removal to complete lines of Restylane and Juvederm fillers, Dysport and Botox. Our clinic is devoted to caring for patients' medical and cosmetic needs. The addition of the Cutera Excel V™ vascular laser system and the Cutera Secret RF allows us to now perform procedures that are both practical and enhancing. Our philosophy of practice involves offering our patients a comfortable, attentive and informative environment allowing you to feel educated and involved in your care. Our goal is to serve you and to be your choice for all your skincare needs.



Carolina Skin Care


avid Klumpar and the staff at Carolina Skin Care pride themselves on providing exceptional comprehensive dermatologic patient care in a highly compassionate setting. Services offered include treatment of benign skin conditions such as acne, warts, moles and psoriasis, as well as more severe conditions including basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers and melanoma. With the increasing incidence and demand for removal of more complicated and extensive skin cancers, Carolina Skin Care is proud to have added Mohs Surgical treatment to our repertoire of services. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Peter Mattei to join the Carolina Skin Care team. Dr. Mattei has been providing Mohs Surgical care to the Pinehurst area and Sandhills for the last three years. He has built up an extensive patient following and an excellent reputation. Carolina Skin Care also offers an extensive array of cosmetic dermatology and medical skin spa treatments, including Botox, fillers, laser procedures, micro-needling, Coolsculpting fat removal, chemical peels, hair removal, facials, microdermabrasion, and clinical face and body massage. Carolina Skin Care especially appreciates the community's steadfast support over the past two decades.

32 ASOUTHERNSOPHISTICATION, 910-295-SKIN (7546) 125 Fox Hollow Road, Suite 210, Pinehurst


From left, Dr. David Klumpar and Dr. Peter Mattei

Dr. Klumpar was trained in dermatology and in family medicine at Duke University Medical Center. He is a Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude graduate of Brown University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He is board eligible in dermatology and family medicine. He is an associate fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and associate of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Mattei completed his dermatology residency at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and is a boardcertified dermatologist. He conducted dermatology clinical trials research at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is fellowship-trained in micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology and is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgeons. New patient appointments are always available by calling 910-295-SKIN (7546). Regular skin checks ensure optimal skin health.



Family Eye Care of the Carolinas, 910-692-2020 1902 N Sandhills Blvd, Suite E, Aberdeen


From left, Dr. Michael Bartiss and Dr. Benjamin Wacker

or Dr. Michael Bartiss, it started as a dream: Provide dedicated, personal eye care to children, as well as the entire family. Family Eye Care of the Carolinas opened its doors the fall of 2000 and proudly continues to provide pediatric ophthalmology services and general optometric care to the Sandhills area. They offer general eye health examinations, contact lens fittings, correction of childhood eye alignment issues and boast a selection of eyewear you must see to believe! Family does not just appear in the name; it is how patients are treated. The dedicated staff enjoy watching little ones grow year to year, and love the opportunity to share in the milestones from graduation to retirement. As your vision needs change over the years, they will be here to help you see a bright future. Dr. Bartiss received his Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree from the State University of New York State College of Optometry in New York City. After practicing pediatric optometry for four years in Rochester, New York, he decided to further his education and attend medical school. He received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. He received his fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He resides in Pinehurst, North Carolina, with his wife, Katie. His greatest joy is traveling and spending time with family. Dr. Benjamin Wacker is a native of Pinehurst, North Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his Doctor of Optometry at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. During his free time, Dr. Wacker enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing golf and cheering on the Tar Heels.



Dental Design Innovations, 910-215-4554 10 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst


r. Joseph Skladany has served the dental needs of many in our area since 1996. The contemporary, inviting and comfortable office building is conveniently located at 10 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst. You will always feel welcome and treated like family. Patients enjoy chatting with the team and viewing the beautiful art display throughout the building. Our team enthusiastically enjoys assisting patients with all of their dental needs. Dr. Skladany is a 1995 graduate of Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Dental School, University of Maryland. He has served as the treasurer/secretary of the Sandhills dental study club since 2010. Dr. Skladany has a talent for earning smiles from folks though his relaxed sense of humor, as well as through his professional skills in cosmetic dentistry. The practice name of Dental Design Innovations stems from Dr. Skladany’s creative talent of providing crowd-pleasing smiles through naturalappearing, aesthetic ceramic restorations, including single Dr. Joseph Skladany visit crowns, onlays and fullmouth rehabilitation. Along with routine dental checkups and teeth cleaning, the office offers a higher quality digital X-ray process using lower radiation levels. Services involving teeth replacement include bridges, partials, implant crowns and dentures. While tooth preservation is our goal, having serviceable dentition with smiling patients is also very important to us. Our experienced, team-oriented dental hygienists are available daily and are equipped with updated equipment that includes 3-D digital X-rays and photos, along with overhead monitors that enable patients to view their own X-rays and intra-oral pictures. Our truly dedicated team will always educate and involve you in your upcoming dental treatment plan. Consults, office tours, personal references are available upon request. New patients are always welcome!



FirstHealth of the Carolinas, 910-715-4111 120 Page Road N, Pinehurst


ince performing the first heart operation at Moore Regional Hospital back in 1992, the FirstHealth cardiovascular and thoracic surgery team has strived to provide world class heart and lung care close to home. Moore Regional Hospital has consistently been ranked as one of the top heart and lung hospitals in the state and has been honored as a top 50 Heart Hospital by Truven. Though the program is located in a relatively rural area, the results are comparable with the best heart hospitals in the world. The cardiothoracic team of surgeons—Peter I. Ellman, M.D., Cliff Kitchens, M.D. and Stephen Davies, M.D.—take pride in their ability to handle even the most complex surgical problems and bring state-of-the-art heart care to people living in central North Carolina. Dr. Ellman joined the team in 2009. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Virginia and his cardiothoracic training at the University of Florida. When not working, Dr. Ellman enjoys golf, music and playing the guitar. He and his wife, Sarah, have twin boys, Will and James, who are sophomores at Pinecrest. Dr. Kitchens came to FirstHealth from Augusta, Georgia, in 2017. He earned his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta and completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Fellowship-trained in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals in Salt Lake City, he has 22 years of surgical experience. Dr. Kitchens and his wife, Heather, have three children: Emma, a sophomore at UNC; Evelyn, a high school senior; and Will, an eighth-grader. The transition from Augusta to Pinehurst seemed natural from a golf point of view, and his wife —“a gung-ho Tar Heel” graduate—is happy to be so near Chapel Hill. Dr. Davies joined the team in summer 2019, returning to his native home of North Carolina. Dr. Davies completed medical school at East Carolina University. He then went on to complete a general surgery residency and cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Virginia. While in Virginia, he completed additional training in minimally invasive mitral valve repair and replacement, a new approach to heart surgery. Dr. Davies is the first physician to offer this procedure at FirstHealth. Dr. Davies and his wife are both originally from North Carolina and are thrilled to return to the state with their children to be closer to family. For more information on the CVT surgery program at FirstHealth Reid Heart Center, visit or call (800) 213-3284.



From left, Dr. Peter Ellman, Dr. Stephen Davies and Dr. Cliff Kitchens



The Laser Institute of Pinehurst, 910-295-1130 80 Aviemore Court, Suite A, Pinehurst

From left, Dr. Ofelia N. Melley and Pamela Bennett, NP-C


felia N. Melley, M.D., and the staff at The Laser Institute of Pinehurst wish you a warm welcome to our practice. Whether your visit is for general wellness, weight loss, anti-aging or skin care, we are here to serve you. Your health, wellness, and beauty are our concerns. Our unique personally customized approach to each individual client, allows us to focus on making you feel as good as you look. One of the key differences in our approach to wellness that sets us apart from others is our long-term lifestyle approach. We don’t just focus on your appearance, but moreover, how you feel on the inside. Whether your concern is anti-aging, weight loss, athletic performance or becoming nutritionally sound, we take into consideration all the systems of your body and fine-tune those systems. Vitamins, hormones, nutritional supplements, aesthetic skin care and even IV therapy are all utilized to optimize your health and make you feel your best. The aesthetic provider team uses the latest technology to provide effective skin care treatments for a wide variety of conditions. Highlights of the practice include: laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, laser wrinkle treatments, warm body sculpting, dermal injectables (botox and fillers), waxing, micro-blading, rejuvenating medical facials, and chemical peels. The caring professional staff at The Laser Institute of Pinehurst includes a physician, certified nurse practitioner and a physician assistant on-site, as well as laser technicians and aestheticians. Call today to schedule your consultation.




Hors d’oeuvres


The French phrase hors d’oeuvres originated as an architectural term, referring to structures not included in the architect’s main design. The phrase literally means “outside the work” and was adopted by the French culinary world to indicate food served apart from the main course or outside the main design of the meal. Hors d’oeuvres, of course, are not a French invention. For centuries, cultures around the world have enjoyed different forms of bite-sized “teaser” foods that are served before the main meal. Ancient Greeks and Romans had trays of fruits, olives and cheese. Italians have antipasto. Spain has its tapas. While hors d’oeuvres and appetizers have become somewhat interchangeable over the years, they are not the same in culinary

Fontina Asparagus Tart Yield: 16 servings

INGREDIENTS 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 2 cups shredded fontina cheese 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400 F. In a large skillet, bring 1 inch of water to a boil; add asparagus. Cook, covered, until crisp-tender, 3–5 minutes. Drain and pat dry. On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry sheet into a 16- by 12-inch. rectangle. Transfer to a parchment-lined large baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups cheese over pastry to within 1/2-inch of edges. of edges. Place asparagus over top; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Mix remaining ingredients; drizzle over top. Bake until cheese is melted, 10–15 minutes. Serve warm.


circles. Appetizers are considered a first course of the meal, while hors d’oeuvres are meant to be enjoyed before sitting at the table. If you’re preparing hors d’oeuvres for a holiday gathering or dinner party, it’s best to offer a balance of flavors, temperatures and textures. And remember, hors d’oeuvres are meant to stimulate the palate, not replace a meal, so think small bites and limit the quantity so your guests get to experience the flavors but have plenty of room for le plat principal. (In a traditional French meal, entrée is actually the appetizer course.) To help you add a little more flavor to your holiday season, here are a few of our favorites we compiled over the years. Bon appetit!

Figs-in-aBlanket with Goat Cheese Yields: Makes 48

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons honey 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 24 dried black Mission figs (medium or large), stems trimmed, halved 1 large egg 1 (14- or 17-ounce) box of puff pastry (preferably all-butter puff), thawed according to package directions All-purpose flour (for surface) 6 1/2 ounces plain goat cheese Sesame seeds or poppy seeds (for topping; optional) DIRECTIONS Arrange racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 400 F. Line 2

rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Stir vinegar, honey, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and 1 cup water in a medium pot. Add figs and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, bring to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until figs are softened and liquid has almost evaporated, 7–10 minutes. Transfer figs to a plate; let cool. Beat egg with 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl. If using a 14-ounce package with 1 sheet of pastry, roll pastry to an 18-by-12 rectangle on a lightly floured surface. If using a 17-ounce package with 2 sheets of pastry, roll each sheet to a 12-by-9 rectangle. Cut pastry along the 12 side into 12 (1-inch-wide) strips. Cut each strip crosswise into pieces about 4 1/2 long. You should have 48 (4 1/2-by-1) strips pastry. Scoop a heaping 1/2 tsp. cheese and press into cut side of 1 fig half. Place fig half in the center of 1 pastry strip. Brush 1 end of pastry with egg wash and roll to enclose. Transfer seam side down to prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining cheese, figs, and pastry. Brush top of each pastry with egg wash and sprinkle with seeds, if using. Bake pastries, rotating and switching sheets top to bottom halfway through, until golden brown and puffed, 15–18 minutes. Figs can be cooked 2 days ahead; cover and chill.

Warm Olives with Rosemary, Garlic and Lemon Yield: One pound

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Strips of zest from 1 small lemon 1 small rosemary sprig 2 small garlic cloves, thickly sliced 1 pound mixed oil- and brine-cured olives, such as Kalamata, Niçoise, Moroccan, cracked green Sicilian and Cerignola (3 cups) DIRECTIONS In a medium saucepan, combine the oil with the lemon zest, rosemary and garlic and cook over moderate heat until the garlic just begins to brown, about 6 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the olives and let stand for at least 15 minutes before serving. Make Ahead: The olives can be prepared up to 3 days ahead and refrigerated; warm gently before serving.


Hors d'oeuvres

Stuffed Mushrooms Yield: 8 servings

INGREDIENTS Cooking spray, for pan 1 1/2 lb. baby mushrooms 2 tablespoons butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup breadcrumbs Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for topping 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley 1 tablespoon freshly chopped thyme DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400 F. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray. Remove stems from mushrooms and roughly chop stems. Place mushroom caps on baking sheet. In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add chopped mushrooms stems and cook until most of the moisture is out, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute then add breadcrumbs and let toast slightly, 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. In a large bowl mix together mushroom stem mixture, Parmesan, cream cheese, parsley and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Fill mushroom caps with filling and sprinkle with more Parmesan. Bake until mushrooms are soft and the tops are golden, 20 minutes.


Drum & Quill Cocktails + Kitchen

Arnold Palmer & Bob Drum 1960


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


ith one of the area’s largest spirits collections paired with casual dining favorites, the authentic pub atmosphere is a cozy place to settle down with friends to enjoy a classic cocktail or a bite to eat.


f you like your casual dining served with something shaken, stirred or on tap head to Drum & Quill.

Open 7 Days A Week • 40 Chinquapin Road, Pinehurst, NC


Hors d'oeuvres

Crab Toast Yield: 6-8

INGREDIENTS 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise 1 (10-oz.) loaf sourdough, sliced 1/2” thick and cut into thirds Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 12 oz. lump crabmeat 1⁄4 cup capers, rinsed 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp. crushed red chile flakes 2 lemons, zest and juice DIRECTIONS Heat grill to medium-high. (Alternatively, heat a cast-iron grill pan over high.) Spread mayonnaise on each side of bread and season with salt; grill, flipping once, until slightly charred and crisp, 4–5 minutes, and transfer to a serving platter. Stir crab, capers, olive oil, chili flakes, lemon zest and juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl; spoon crab salad over toast.



BourBon Manhattan 1 ounce bourbon 0.5 ounces sweet vermouth 2 dashes bitters Orange twist (for garnish) Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherries for garnish Combine ingredients in mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled lowball glass. Garnish with a large orange twist and a bourbon cherry.

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Life Under Pines

Thankful ... Under the Pines By Sundi McLaughlin


is the Season of giving thanks and reflecting upon what truly matters: our friends, our family, our work, the air in our lungs, a roof over our head and, if very lucky, someone or something to love. As much as I complain about everyday silliness or worry over legitimate problems, I have won the lottery in one regard. I’ve been fortunate enough to love the same man for more than 20 years. (I know, hard to believe when I seemingly have not aged a day!) November marks our 20th Anniversary and I am as proud as punch. I remember so many details from our wedding day. The butterflies, the joy, the anxiety over a million little details. Getting married outdoors in Florida is risky business, but I had my heart set on an old estate in my home town, which has a creek running through it that feeds directly to the ocean. There was a crispness to the air, and the sun was shining, which made 46 ASOUTHERNSOPHISTICATION

the water and the light sparkle and dance. My somber dad walked me down the steps of the old estate and down the aisle toward the water and where my beautiful groom waited with a great big smile on his handsome face. Yep, I admit it, I swooned. I couldn’t believe and, honestly, still can’t imagine how I convinced him to be mine. As I walked down the aisle, I tried to take it all in; the smiling faces of childhood friends, colleagues from the Sheriff’s Department. My brother was a groomsman and I remember thinking how happy and, dare I say, proud, he looked as I walked toward the wedding party. My sweet mom surreptitiously wiped tears from her eyes while sitting up front, sending her love and joy over to me like waves rolling in from the ocean. We ate inside the grand old rooms by candlelight and fragrant blooms. (Don’t ask me what the meal was, I have no idea, and yet I know I fretted

over the menu for days.) I do remember being thrilled when, immediately following dinner, everyone started dancing and laughing outside under the stars. I was blessed to have had both of my grandmothers, Norma and Gloria, as well as Brian’s grandma Mary present, and all of them looked absolutely beautiful. As for my wedding dress, it was a fairly straightforward affair: satin, embroidery, sequins—the usual. I had the good fortune to be struck down with pneumonia and pleurisy a few months prior to the big day causing me to lose a considerable amount of weight; my waist resembled a stack of dimes. I was elated. It is the goal of every stupid bride to be as thin as they have ever been their entire lives. In the famous words spoken by Emily Blunt in The Devil Wears Prada: “I am one stomach flu away from my goal weight.” Sadly, however, by the time the wedding rolled around I’d already

gained enough weight to make zipping the dress feel like a real accomplishment. (Imagine me holding onto a bedpost while someone cinched and tightened my corset using anything at their disposal: their foot, shoulder … muscles straining, audible grunting.) Finally one of my bridesmaids instructed, through gritted teeth, “Take a deep breath and hold it!” When I asked for how long, after I was zipped up Ruth sighed and wiped her forehead. “Until you take it off at the end of the night,” she said, and so it was. At the end of the evening, after the dancing and laughter ended, I remember feeling both exhilarated and exhausted. By the time my man carried me across the threshold, I couldn’t wait to unzip my poor straining dress so I could take the long awaited deep breath. As the dress unzipped and billowed to the floor, I stepped out of the white satin and crinoline and bent over to scoop it up when it happened: the mere act of bending down caused my corset to give way, shooting it across the room like a bullet hitting my poor husband in the face. I know, sexy (Yup, I’m a keeper, fellas). That poor corset gave it all she had; RIP. She left her mark, however, as I had bruises from the boning along my rib cage for days afterward. And my man’s face was a little worse for wear. I wouldn’t have changed a thing; totally worth it! Throughout the years, we have moved and lived and loved. We have experienced new cultures and seen amazing and wonderful things. We have both felt the crush of loss and heartbreak. Our plans have detoured and led us far from where we thought we would be. Most of it for the better. Like everyone, our years have taught and humbled us. Through it all, I could never asked for a better partner. He is—after all of these years—the human I most want advice from, search for in a crowded room, the one I still try to impress, the one who makes my old heart ache with longing. I am an admitted fool who is stubborn, competitive, ornery, with cheeks getting chubbier by the day, but somehow he manages to see the best in and forgives my frailties and for that I am forever grateful. Our wedding day 20 years ago seems both like a lifetime ago and yesterday. It’s funny how memories work. The season of giving is here and at the end of the day— at the end of our lives—my hope is we can look back on a life or a season where we feel we’ve given more than we have received, where our hearts are full of forgiveness, joy, and a love which fills us up, gives us purpose and reminds us to be our very best selves, whether that love is toward a person, a pet or a passion of your own creation. I am just so very thankful to have mine, right here Under the Pines …. PL

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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.






Stocking Stuffers


TICKETS TO THE NUTCRACKER, It’s a Wonderful Life and Steel Magnolias, prices vary, The Sunrise Theater

Don’t forget the popcorn!

SWIG BARWARE, prices vary, Framer’s Cottage

TALKING TO MY DOG MUG, $12, The Potpourri

SATIN EYE MASK, $20, Mockingbird on Broad

GNOME CRAYONS, $11.99, Bump & Baby


For the Woman Who Has Everything




Handmade in Italy and beautifully appointed,

RED LEATHER GLOVES, $95, Le Feme Chateau










For the Gentlemen WHISKEY STONES, $12.50, The Potpourri

FIELD NOTES 3-PACK, $10, R. Riveter


6-BOTTLE CARRIER WITH OPENER, $35, Against the Grain



PRESTON BODY WASH, Beard Oil, Shave Cream, Beard Balm, $12.50–16, The Potpourri

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Custom and Estate Jewelry Repairs and Design

Modern meets CLASSIC Michele Garrett Laster Kevin Burdelsky

The Modern Farmhouse Collection


Framer’s Cottage

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For the Grandkids


WEE HEE HEE BOOK, $22.99, Bump & Baby


PANDORA ME BRACELET AND CHARMS, prices vary, Framer’s Cottage


THE GIVING MANGER, $40, Framer’s Cottage







Deck the Halls

LARGE STANDING NUTCRACKER CHRISTMAS FIGURE, $475, Lily Rose *More than 3 1/2 feet tall!

ROLAND PINE 6-OUNCE TIN, $20, Mockingbird on Broad


STANDING GNOMES, $30 and $45, Lily Rose

WHITE CONDIMENT TRAY, $191, Lavender Restyle Market


THUMBPRINT GLASSES, $20 each, Lavender Restyle Market

HOGWILD COASTERS, $35, Lavender Restyle Market



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Tuesday - Friday 11am-5:30pm Saturday 10am-5pm






Let’s Get Cooking


STAUB TOMATO COCOTTE, $325, The Purple Thistle


BEAR PAWS, $17.50, Against the Grain

PETERSEN FAMILY FARM POPCORN, $5 each, 4 varieties available, The Purple Thistle


THE POPPER POPCORN MAKER, $20, The Purple Thistle

Where to Buy

R. Riveter

Against the Grain

Gemma Gallery

Lily Rose

The Purple Thistle

Le Feme Chateau

Mockingbird on Broad

The Potpourri

Atelier 131

Cool Sweats

Bump & Baby


Sunrise Theater

Framer’s Cottage

Eve Avery

LRC Designs

154 NW Broad St., Southern Pines 48 Chinquapin Road, Pinehurst

105 Cherokee Road, Ste. 1G, Pinehurst 120 Market Square, Pinehurst 3 Market Square, Pinehurst 162 NW Broad St., Southern Pines


44 Chinquapin Road, Pinehurst 139 NW Broad St., Southern Pines 135 NE Broad St., Southern Pines 131 NE Broad St., Southern Pines

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Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, December 6 . Tufts Memorial Park 5:00-7:30pm

Once a year, the Village of Pinehurst comes alive with holiday spirit at our annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Join us at Tufts Memorial Park for music, holiday cheer, cookie decorating, kids’ holiday crafts, and of course, a visit with Santa! Holiday fun begins at 5:00pm and the official tree lighting is scheduled for 6:30pm. This is a free event for your family to enjoy with food and beverages available for purchase. Canned goods and non-perishable items will be collected for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (Sandhills Chapter) and donors will be eligible to win a raffle for the 2019 Village of Pinehurst Christmas ornament! Thanks to our sponsor Kirk Tours & Limousine, parking will be made easy with free shuttles to and from the event! Find more information at or call Pinehurst Parks & Recreation at 910-295-2817. PINEHURSTLIVINGMAGAZINE.COM 57


The Garden




he evergreen tree has been used for thousands of years to celebrate pagan and Christian winter festivals. Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we know it, in the 16th century, when devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. The first recorded one on display in America was in the 1830s by German settlers in Pennsylvania. In 1846, Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert of Germany, were sketched in the London News standing with their children around a Christmas tree. Victoria was very popular, and what was done at court immediately became fashionable—not only in Britain, but with fashion-conscious East Coast American society. The Christmas tree had arrived. Europeans used small trees about 4 feet high, while Americans liked their Christmas trees to reach from floor to ceiling. Thomas Edison’s assistants came up with the idea of electric Christmas tree lights. Christmas trees began to appear in town squares across the country, and having a Christmas tree in the home became an American tradition. Today, there are many significant trees that adorn our cities, state capitols and the White House, including: • The New York City Rockefeller Center tree dates back to the Depression Era with the first tree in 1931. It was a small unadorned tree placed by construction workers at the center of the construction site. Today the 85-foot tree in Rockefeller Center is laden with over 25,000 Christmas lights. • Franklin Pierce, the 14th president, brought the Christmas tree tradition to the White House in 1856. • In 1923, President Calvin Coolidge started the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held every year on the White House lawn. • The centerpiece for the Christmas at Biltmore celebration, America’s largest home, in Asheville, North Carolina, is a 35-foot Fraser fir in the banquet hall. • The famous tree is in Trafalgar Square in London is gift from Norway every year as a thank you for the help the Great Britain gave Norway in World War II. • Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states, including Hawaii and Alaska. About 100,000 people are employed in the Christmas tree industry, with 98 percent of all Christmas trees grown on farms. California, Oregon, Michigan, Washington, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and our own state of North Carolina are the top Christmas tree producing states. PL



A Look Back

1910 SANDHILLS circa




t was a beautiful day in the Sandhills, New Year’s 1910. The sun rose in a glaze honey and all of heaven that could, washed over the pine lands. Tarheels mingled with Yankees at the dawning of a world in transition, in the rough-cut jewel that was fast becoming America’s winter playground. On or about that time, essentially everything changed. The Wright brothers had taken flight at Kitty Hawk, and Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity was gaining popularity. Modernism was blossoming across Europe, while relations between masters and servants suddenly shifted. Southern Pines and Pinehurst were illuminated by their

Above: Town commissioner Captain A.M. Clarke helped lead North/South reconciliation, which led to the start of resorts. Right: Pinehurst Country Club, circa 1900s–1920s.


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A Look Back own spirit, as the tide of humanity turned southward toward a destination previously unknown, a pleasant journey by sea or just a fast train ride away. Founded in the last quarter of the 19th century, the resorts of Southern Moore attracted the rich and famous, with celebrities and political figures frequenting the towns. Finely appointed trains pulled into the depot six or more times daily as new arrivals left behind the icebound shores of the North. It is hard now to imagine the primitiveness of the time. The district still had free range, with animals roaming at will. Livestock fought dogs and killed cats, sending small children for cover. Out of necessity, the resorts were fenced to protect them from plundering beasts; range wars raged and to leave open a gate was to invite a $50 fine. Beyond their tight borders lay the ruins of the primeval forest, mile upon mile of desolation left in the wake of post-Civil War clear-cutting. The camphor smell of sap from bleeding stumps filled the air, and such vapors were believed to have “antiseptic” qualities. Early advertisements declared: “Where the longleaf pine exists ozone is generated and persons suffering diseases benefit from an atmosphere impregnated with the gas.” Among the settlers was a Newton C. Zuver changed his name to North Carolina Zuver and opened a zoo. barber from Pittsburgh named Newton C. Zuver. He was so taken with his newfound brought back curious finds that he displayed behind a plate home in Southern Pines that he changed his name to North glass window. There were branches bearing apricot blooms, Carolina Zuver, or N.C. for short. Setting up shop at the trailing arbutus or the biggest peaches you ever saw. To the town market on Pennsylvania Avenue, his clients included the mix, he added novelties like butterflies, bottled spiders, a aristocracy and public at large. golden eagle and a reptile called Rattlesnake Pete. Feeling his surroundings left something to be desired, People came from miles around for the Zuver Zoo and the barber opened a zoo. He made excursions far afield and



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A Look Back a Zuver do. Of all the draws, the main attraction was a very unusual example of Homo sapiens, North Carolina Zuver, and the town never knew what to expect next. The lean-to behind the barbershop was the law office of Squire Shaw, Southern Pines’ first mayor and leading representative of the local Confederate veteran’s unit. Across the way was Captain A.M. Clarke, proprietor of the town opera house and a veteran of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. While Shaw and Clarke both served as town

commissioners, they were the worst disturbers of the peace. The Squire was a sharpshooter and the oversized Captain was a constant source of vexation. They battled through the streets, sometimes with pistols and fists, roughing one another up, with never a mortal wound. Their

LEFT: Squire Shaw was the first mayor of Pinehurst. BELOW: Halley’s Comet was featured in a 1910 issue of The Pinehurst Outlook.

bruises proved cathartic, and the Some thought the comets pair ultimately led the charge were omens and for them for Northern and Southern this may have been true. In reconciliation, paving the way for November 1910, the Sandhills the establishment of the resort. faced the worst disaster in its A strange light shown over history when the Piney Woods them in 1910, starting with the Inn burned to the ground in 30 Great January Comet. Perhaps the minutes’ time. Built in 1895, most brilliant celestial object of it was among the grandest Halley’s Comet photographed in 1910. the 20th century, its approach was institutions, a cultural center for masked in daylight until its luster many years featuring one of the pierced the dawn. Coming out of earliest golf courses in the nation. nowhere, the apparition became fully visible in broad daylight, No sooner than the alarm rang out, a fire engine charged five times brighter than Venus. Its appearance was an amazing up the hill followed by the horrified population. Thick coincidence just a few months prior to return of Halley’s smoke enshrouded the citizens and with a sudden explosion Comet in the springtime of that year. everything was in flames. As the blaze advanced, a burning The spectacle of Halley’s Comet was met with great wave surged high overhead. As they came to their senses, the anticipation. The first approach came in late April, and townsfolk realized it was spreading and raced through the on May 19, our planet brushed through its streaming tail. streets to put an end to the conflagration. Stardust rained down on earth as the heavens altered. In In the wake of the destruction, the Boyd family of an illuminated atmosphere, a subtle impression of the tail Weymouth donated land on upper Massachusetts Avenue appeared in the east and perhaps a lighter part in the west. At as the site for a new hotel. Two years later, the Highland noon the sky filled with clouds like a faint horizontal rainbow, Pines Inn opened its doors, which was followed by the with reports of a slight ring around the sun like the ring creation of numerous subdivisions and public buildings. The around the moon. construction boom fortified the region, ushering in a new Some panicked, buying gas masks and anti-comet pills, wave of prosperity. while others celebrated with “comet cocktails” and storytelling They were right to be content, so friendly and near. The before great open fires. The U.S. Weather Bureau called for aura of their days still lingers in forgotten corners at old places written records of the observations in the Sandhills, due to throughout our community, casting a glow from a most the “purity of the atmosphere and reasonable assurance of fair eventful year. PL weather.” In 1910, the Piney Woods Inn burned completely in 30 minutes. It spurred the building of the Highland Pines Inn.




Big Questions By Robert Gable


he “big” questions have always vexed the human mind. It’s part of our nature to wonder why the universe is the way it is. Stephen Hawking never shied away from the big questions during his long and illustrious career. He changed the course of astronomical science with his research of black holes. His last book, posthumously, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, compiles his “big” answers. Hawking amassed a personal archive of his responses to the “big questions” as he put together his speeches, interviews and essays. One of the many projects he was working on when he died was developing these “answers.” His family and estate put them into this book to add to his legacy. (Although a cynic might say it’s also a great way to get out another book.) They’re also building on the interest in Hawking created by the movie “The Theory of Everything,” which won actor Eddie Redmayne an Oscar. Redmayne became such a fan of Hawking that he supplied the foreword to the book; researcher and personal friend Kip Thorne, who first met Hawking in 1965, wrote the introduction. Stephen Hawking was renowned for his outstanding work while overcoming immense physical obstacles. He suffered from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), an incurable and debilitating condition. Though his body betrayed him, his mind thrived. He had the skills, wisdom and self-confidence to tackle riddles like the beginning of the universe, quantum gravity and the nature of black holes. The writing here will appeal to the reader wanting to get an introduction to Hawking and what he studied. With his signature style of humor and ingenuity, he offers 10 chapters on questions such as: How did it all begin? Is there other intelligent life in the universe? Is there a God? Will we survive on Earth? Can we predict the future? His first chapter, leading the discussion, is “Why we must ask the big questions?” He finds there are a variety of answers, ranging from New Age to Star Trek, and notes, “But real science can be far stranger than science fiction, and much more satisfying.” He dives right in with the first question: Is there a God? Hawking asserts: “… I don’t have a grudge against God. I do not want to give the impression that my work is about proving or disproving the existence of God. My work is about finding a rational framework to understand the universe around us.”


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Explaining the laws of nature is what science is after. He adds later, “I use the word ‘God’ in an impersonal sense, like Einstein did, for the laws of nature, so knowing the mind of God is knowing the laws of nature.” He has some sober observations about our human situation while he ponders other intelligent life in the universe. One such observation: We may not have encountered intelligent life from other stars because once a civilization reaches a certain level of technology, it manages to obliterate itself. In “Will artificial intelligence outsmart us?” he explains why he’s so leery of artificial intelligence (AI). Though it has the potential to help us immensely, it also has the potential for unchecked progression. In the last question, “How do we shape the future?” he says we need to use our most effective tool, our imagination. Thought experiments were the tools Einstein used to construct his theories. Locked in a paralyzed body, Hawking had to harness the power of his imagination, too. For him, “The human mind is an incredible thing. It can conceive of the magnificence of the heavens and the intricacies of the basic components of matter. Yet for each mind to achieve its full potential, it needs a spark. The spark of enquiry and wonder.” Hawking excels when his innate sense of humor comes out. So too when he uncomplicates the issue at hand, be it black holes, gravity or time. Forget quantum theory—just navigating the challenges of everyday life can be daunting enough for most of us. But he is hopeful that we can keep at it and not only survive but thrive. He ends by saying: “So remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up. Unleash your imagination. Shape the future.” 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.

Book Club


SCC Book Club All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

Library Pick Wings of Fire by Charles Todd Recommended by Lisa Richman, Given Book Shop

Editor’s Choice The British Are Coming by Rick Atkinson



On the Buckle

Something for Everyone By Whitney Weston


remember my first horse show in little bits and pieces. I was about 8 years old and living in a small town in Oregon. The night before the show, I stayed up late with my mom, both of us learning how to get the horse’s braids just right. I remember the smooth coat of a freshly washed horse, the nickers of pasture mates talking to each other over stall walls, my cold fingers wrapped around a cup of hot chocolate and watching the big kids warm up their horses. I had been learning how to jump with my pony, Buddy, and was excited to show all my hard work in the ring. I was also nervous—Buddy didn’t always wake up on the right side of the bed! I don’t recall what placings we received that day, but I will always remember the feeling as we first entered the ring; the sound of my heart beating in my ears as the loudspeaker announced us, the world slowed, and my breath and Buddy’s became the same. The excitement and thrill of competition has stayed with me all these years later. Coming from a small town on the West Coast, I never dreamed I would be living so close to all the serious horse action here in Southern Pines. We used to travel 16 hours or more for the level of competition found at the Carolina Horse Park, which is now 15 minutes away from our farm! We are so fortunate to live in the Sandhills, with many outdoor nature activities like bird-watching, hiking, swimming and, of course, horseback riding! Southern Pines and the surrounding area is known for its horse activity. Several northern horse farms choose to winter in the pines, and even more—like myself—choose to call it home. In fact, one can barely drive a


mile without seeing the gleaming coat of a horse grazing happily in a field. Some people enjoy horses in their backyard, others ride for pleasure, and yet another group of horses and riders enjoy the intensity of competition. Horse and rider teams work together for hours every day and years on end to be able to showcase an unspoken bond while navigating complicated—and sometimes dangerous—obstacles. If you want to learn more about competitive riding, there’s no need to travel far to witness Olympic-level horses in competition. Not only is Carolina Horse Park close, but it’s also an international venue in our very own backyard. Founded in 1998, the park is host to different disciplines of horse sports: driving, hunter/jumper, dressage and eventing. It has since grown to include two international events that draw horse and rider teams from all over the country. Spectators are always welcome, and some of the larger competitions even offer trade fairs, food trucks, climbing walls and play spaces for kids. While these larger competitions are impressive and aweinspiring to watch, it is equally inspiring (and adorable) to watch the young horses and riders that will become tomorrow’s champions. The Carolina Horse Park hosts a competition series called the War Horse Event Series, brought to us by local veterinary group Southern Pines Equine Associates and Adequan. The War Horse Series is a place where every level and age of rider can compete. At the local level, one can witness tiny riders on even smaller ponies, and on the same day a different pair will be contesting the highest levels of the sport. This is

a unique competition that brings the community together for five events and a championship show at the end of each year. Eventing is the equestrian triathlon, where horse and rider team compete in three disciplines: •

Dressage: A powerful and delicate dance over a series of complicated movements. Precision and finesse are awarded more points, much like a human gymnastics routine. Cross-country: The same horse and rider pair must now transform their character from ballet to roller derby, bravely galloping, jumping large solid obstacles and plunging into water with determination. Show jumping: The final phase is a combination of the grace and accuracy of dressage with the boldness of cross country, as the team jumps a technical course of delicate jumps that may fall if even tapped by a hoof.

After the three phases, scores are tallied, and the pair with the least amount of penalty points wins. With the Championship show coming up on Nov. 9–10, visitors should note that the horse park is a big place, and often many arenas and disciplines are running at once, so it can be a bit overwhelming. Check out for information and dates. Depending on what you want to watch, make sure to check the online schedule, as discipline days can vary. As I am coaching and competing at the horse park, I see little girls on ponies trying their hearts out. I see myself and Buddy in them, and see the opportunities and worlds that will open for these young riders as they follow their passion and dreams. PL Whitney Weston is a professional horse trainer who has been riding for more than 30 years and competing at the international level of eventing for 14 years. She trains out of her Southern Pines, North Carolina, farm through Valkyrie Sporthorses, and runs Southern Pines Riding Academy, where people of all ages and levels can learn to ride and compete.

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On the Green

Building Memories by Helen Ross


ome of my happiest memories are of playing golf with my folks after they retired to Cape Carteret, North Carolina, and joined a unique little 27-hole golf course with a dirt landing strip between two of the nines called Star Hill. Errant shots sometimes rolled perilously close to the prop planes that were nestled in the trees, waiting for their owners’ next departure from the beach. My dad, who taught me the game, and I were usually neck and neck, and I loved the rare occasions I beat him. I think that secretly, he did, too. My mom, who couldn’t hit it out of her shadow and always found inventive ways of hitting the ball around—never over— water hazards, was a great putter. To this day, I wish I had her touch on the greens. That’s the thing about golf. There’s a legacy to the game that not only creates players from generation to generation but also stirs up strong emotions in us as we think about the people who taught us to play. And I was reminded of that twice last autumn, when J.T. Poston won the Wyndham Championship and Cameron Champ earned his second PGA Tour title at the Safeway Open.


Both players learned the game from their grandfathers. Charles Cunningham, Poston’s grandfather, the man he calls Pa-Doc, was at Sedgefield Country Club on that steamy Sunday, walking all but three holes on those 85-year-old legs of his. But Champ’s 78-year-old grandfather, Mack Champ, was about 60 miles from Silverado Country Club at home in Sacramento in hospice care, battling Stage 4 stomach cancer. Even so, Mack Champ’s presence was keenly felt. Champ, who had started the final round at the Safeway Open with a three-stroke lead, had to make a 4-footer for birdie on the 72nd hole for the victory, then collapsed into his caddie’s arms and sobbed. His father, Jeff, walked onto the green, holding a cell phone so Champ could talk to Mack, who was so ill he’d only been able to eat popsicles for the previous three weeks. “It meant everything,” Champ would later say. “I mean, it’s been a wild week, extremely wild. Just like I said, with everything that’s going on, for me to do something like this, for me to win and for him to be able to witness and watch it on TV.

“I know he was probably amped up the whole time watching it. He’s probably going to sleep for about a day and a half. Just for him to be able to see me make that putt on 18 on the 72nd hole to win, like I said, that will go down as the greatest moment ever in my golfing career.” Poston, who grew up in Hickory, North Carolina, had a similar reaction after walking out of the scoring area to see Pa-Doc, who had cut down a persimmon 5-wood for his grandson when he was 3 years old. Cunningham, who has shot or bettered his age more than 600 times, Poston says, took him to the range, drove him tournaments and even caddied for him sometimes. “I can remember as a kid following him to the range and taking that 5-wood and just hitting balls for hours and just loving every minute of it,” said Poston, who still has the tiny club at home. “… He was a big influence on me growing up as a kid even as far as how to act on a golf course when I was a kid, little things like that that I learned from him, just from watching him and how he carried himself when I was a kid. “It’s so special to have him here. He hasn’t been able to go to as many tournaments lately, he’s had some health issues, and for him to be here is something that I will never, never forget.” Champ didn’t learn the severity of Mack’s situation until the weekend before the Safeway Open began. He stayed in Sacramento with his family early in the week and didn’t play a practice round but

decided to play in the tournament because he knew that’s what his grandfather wanted him to do. “It was going to be a last-minute deal, we weren’t sure how we were going to hold up,” Champ said. “He does good, enjoys the days, but sometimes he’ll mention he’s kind of done, he’s feels like he doesn’t want to fight anymore. … “I think the whole week it was just … there was nothing else on my mind. With everything going on, it just kind of blurred everything else. Obviously, golf, it’s my career, I love doing it, but it made me realize it’s not the most important thing, that there’s a lot more to life than just golf.” With the victories, Poston and Champ, who grew up hitting wiffle balls back and forth to his grandfather over Mack’s house, both realized a dream to play in the Masters. Champ isn’t sure if his Pops will still be alive, but he knows that Mack, an African American who grew up during segregation when he was barred from playing courses because of the color of his skin, realizes what he’s accomplished. “I think just knowing that I did it, that was my last gift to him,” Champ said. “I told myself I’m going to make the Masters, I’m going to figure out a way, play my butt off. “If he can hold until April, that would be awesome. Obviously, the circumstances are a little different, but I think just him knowing that I made it and I did it will definitely satisfy him.” 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.


1st Hole

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November/December 2019

CALENDAR OF EVENTS Dates and times subject to change. Check directly with event organizers before making plans.

11.1.2019 Family Literacy Day and Night Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. & 6 - 8 p.m. Contact: 910.295.6022,

11.7.2019 Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh & Japan Sunrise Theater | 250 NW. Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $15 | 10 a.m. Contact: 910.692.8501,

11.2.2019 Saturday Kids Program - Winter Birds & Animals Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Contact: 910.295.6022,

11.8.2019 Fun in the Fall (for Wee Ones) Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. Contact: 910.692.2167,

11.2.2019 Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: $85 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001,

11.8.2019 Framable Abstract Notecards ART Works Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $29 | 1 - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.245.4129,,

11.3.2019 Beaver Habitat Hike Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 3 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167, 11.3.2019 Weymouth Chamber Music Series - Funaro and Biggs, Duo Harpsichords Weymouth Center | 555 E. Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: $25 member/$35 nonmember | 2 - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.692.6261, 11.3.2019 Shawn Camp Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $25 - $30 | 6:46 p.m. - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 11.4.2019 Lunch & Learn: Chalk Pastels at the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange | 15 Azalea Road | Pinehurst Cost: $39 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Contact: 910.295.4677, 11.4.2019 New Author Series - An Evening with Authors Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 7 p.m. Contact: 910.295.6022,


11.8.2019 Sam Baker Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15 - $20 | 6:46 p.m. - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 11.8-9.2019 Carolina Philharmonic with Natasha Korsakova Owens Auditorium | 3395 Airport Road | So. Pines Cost: $30+ | 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Contact: 910.687.0287, 11.9.2019 Mini Masters: Matisse ART Works Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $24 | 9 - 11 a.m. Contact: 910.245.4129,, 11.9.2019 Intro to Glass Blowing STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: $200 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, 11.9.2019 Veterans Parade So. Pines Train Station | 235 NW. Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 10 - 11 a.m. Contact:

11.9.2019 MET Opera in Cinema: Madama Butterfly Sunrise Theater | 250 NW. Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $27 | 1 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501,

11.14.2019 Open Mic Night with the Parsons Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: FREE members/$5 nonmembers | 6:46 p.m. - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502,

11.10.2019 Moore County Concert Band Veterans Day Concert Grand Ballroom Carolina Hotel l 80 Vista Drive | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | l2 p.m. Contact: 910.692.7012,

11.15.2019 Moore County Veterans Open House Agricultural Center | 707 Pinehurst Ave. | Carthage Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Contact: 910.947.3257

11.10.2019 Veterans Day Hike Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 3 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167,

11.15.2019 Night Hike Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 5:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167,

11.10.2019 Jamie Laval & Megan McConnell Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $20 - $25 | 6:46 p.m. - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502,

11.16.2019 Kids Metalsmithing ART Works Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $24 | 9 - 11 a.m. Contact: 910.245.4129,,

11.13.2019 Jontavious Willis & Jerron Paxton Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $20 - $25 | 6:46 p.m. - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502,

11.16.2019 Wildlings: Owl Prowl Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. Contact: 910.692.2167,

11.14.2019 At Eternity’s Gate Sunrise Theater | 250 NW. Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $8 | 10 a.m. Contact: 910.692.8501,

11.16.2019 Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: $85 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001,

11.14.2019 Lunch & Learn: All Aboard for Christmas Sandhills Woman’s Exchange | 15 Azalea Road | Pinehurst Cost: $25 | 10:30 a.m. Contact: 910.295.4677,

11.17.2019 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinemas: Le Corsaire Sunrise Theater | 250 NW. Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $12 - 25 | 1 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501,

11.14.2019 Gathering at Given - Navigating Veterans Benefits Q & A Given Memorial Library | 150 Cherokee Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 3:30 p.m. Contact: 910.295.6022, 11.14.2019 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,,

11.17.2019 Santa in the Gardens SCC Horticultural Garden | 555 Lindberg Place | Pinehurst Cost: FREE (registration required) | 1 - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.695.3882, landscapegardening@sandhills. edu 11.17.2019 Boyd Tract Hike Weymouth Center | 555 E. Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 3 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167,



November/December 2019


11.17.2019 Hush Kids Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15 - $20 | 6:46 p.m. - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 11.20-24.2019 The Festival of Trees The Carolina Hotel | 80 Carolina Vista Drive | Pinehurst Cost: donation | Wed thru Sat 10 - 8 p.m. | Sun 10 - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.692.3323, 11.20.2019 Gratitude Cairns: Rock Stack Painting ART Works Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $29 | 2 - 4 & 6 - 8 p.m. Contact: 910.245.4129,, 11.21.2019 Snowman Ornament Set ART Works Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $39 - $54 | 1 - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.245.4129,, 11.21.2019 Open Mic Night @ the Cafe STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, 11.21-24.2019 Judson Theater Presents: Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution Owens Auditorium | 3395 Airport Road | So. Pines Cost: $38 | see website for times Contact: 11.22-24.2019 Celebration of Seagrove Potters Historic Lucks Cannery | 798 NC Pottery Hwy. 705 | Seagrove Cost: $6 - $25 | see website for times Contact: 11.23.2019 Turkey Trot & Flapjack Fest Village Arboretum | 395 Magnolia Road | Pinehurst Cost: $20 - $45 | 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Contact: 910.512.0927


11.23.2019 Paint Pouring Kids Class ART Works Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $24 | 9 - 11 a.m. Contact: 910.245.4129,, 11.23.2019 Visit with Santa Sandhills Woman’s Exchange | 15 Azalea Road | Pinehurst Cost: $25 per family | 1 - 3 p.m. Contact: 910.295.4677, 11.23.2019 MET Opera in Cinema: Akhnaten Sunrise Theater | 250 NW. Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $27 | 1 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501, 11.24.2019 The Scoop on Squirrels Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 3 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2167, 11.24.2019 Chris Jones & The Night Drivers Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15 - $20 | 6:46 p.m. - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 11.27 & 30.2019 Carolina Philharmonic: Holiday Pops at the Carolina Carolina Hotel | 80 Carolina Vista Drive | Pinehurst Cost: $30+ | Wed. 8 - 9:30 p.m. | Sat. 3 - 4:30 p.m. Contact: 910.687.9287, 11.28.2019 The Blessing of the Hounds Buchan Field | 2205 N. May St. | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 10 - 11 a.m. Contact: 11.28.2019 Thanksgiving Day Hike Weymouth Woods | 1024 N. Fort Bragg Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. Contact: 910.692.2167,

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November/December 2019


11.28.2019 The Last Waltz Sunrise Theater | 250 NW. Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: FREE| 7:30 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501,

12.7.2019 Weymouth Center Christmas Gala Weymouth Center | 555 E. Connecticut Ave. | So. Pines Cost: TBD | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.692.6261,

11.29-12.1.2019 Taylor Dance Presents the Nutcracker Owens Auditorium | 3395 Airport Road | Pinehurst Cost: TBD | Fri. 7:30 p.m. | Sat. & Sun 2 p.m. Contact: 910.420.1025,

12.8.2019 Tea Time on the Train Sandhills Women’s Exchange | 100 Beulah Hill Road | Pinehurst Cost: $75 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 2 - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.295.4677,

11.30-12.1.2019 It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play Sunrise Theater | 250 NW. Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $15 - $20 | Sat. 2 p.m. & Sun. 5 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501,

12.8.2019 Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes Episcopal Day School | 340 E. Massachusetts Ave. | So. Pines Cost: TBD | 1 - 5 p.m. Contact: 910.692.3492,

12.5.2019 Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Boys Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15 - $20 | 6:46 p.m. - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 12.7.2019 Reindeer Fun Run Downtown Aberdeen | 100 E Main St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15 - $30 | 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Contact: 910.693.3045, 12.7.2019 Make Your Own Glass Ornament STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: $50 | 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, 12.7.2019 A Colonial Christmas at the House in the Horseshoe House in the Horseshoe | 288 Alston House Road | Sanford Cost: $2 | 5 - 8 p.m. Contact: 910.947.2051 12.7.2019 Moore Philharmonic Orchestra - 15th Annual Holiday Concert Owens Auditorium | 3395 Airport Road | Pinehurst Cost: FREE | 7 p.m. Contact:


12.8.2019 Bryant House Christmas Open House Bryant House | 3661 Mt. Carmel Road | Carthage Cost: FREE | 1 - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2051, 12.8.2019 A Village Christmas The shops in the Village of Pinehurst Cost: $15 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: 12.8.2019 Murphy Family Christmas Sunrise Theater | 250 NW. Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: TBD | 3 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501, 12.8.2019 Keenan McKenzie & The Reefers Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15 - $20 | 6:46 p.m. - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502, 12.12.2019 Holiday Cheer with with Newberry & Verch Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $20 - $25 | 6:46 p.m. - 7:46 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502,

12.14.2019 Mini Masters: Rousseau ART Works Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: $24 | 9 - 11 a.m. Contact: 910.245.4129,, 12.14.2019 Make Your Own Glass Ornament STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: $50 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, 12.14.2019 Holiday Shoppe Christmas Art & Craft Show National Guard Armory | 500 Morganton Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Contact: 910.528.7052 12.14.2019 Shaw House Christmas Open House Shaw House | 110 West Morganton Road | So. Pines Cost: FREE | 1 - 4 p.m. Contact: 910.692.2051, 12.15.2019 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinemas: The Nutcracker Sunrise Theater | 250 NW. Broad St. | So. Pines Cost: $12 - $25 | 1 p.m. Contact: 910.692.8501, 12.15.2019 Holiday Spectacular with Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters Poplar Knight Spot | 114 Knight St. | Aberdeen Cost: $15 - $20 | 6:46 p.m. - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.944.7502,

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12.19.2019 Open Mic Night @ the Cafe STARworks | 100 Russell Drive | Star Cost: FREE | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 910.428.9001, 12.21.2019 Sparkle & Shine ART Works Vass | 129 Main St. | Vass Cost: FREE | 1 - 5 p.m. Contact: 910.245.4129,, 12.23.2019 NC Symphony: Holiday Pops Lee Auditorium | 250 Voit Gilmore Lane | So. Pines Cost: $18 - $51 | 7 - 9 p.m. Contact: 877.627.6724,




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A Little Something for Everyone!


Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm 120 Market Square, Village of Pinehurst

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 12-5pm / Saturdays: 9am-1pm Closed Wed & Sun

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110 West Morganton Road • Southern Pines Open 1 - 4pm Tuesday - Friday Free Admission • 910.692-2051 82 ASOUTHERNSOPHISTICATION

The Tufts Archives and the Carolinas Golf Association present

6th Annual

“Green” Friday Pinehurst No. 4

November 29, 2019, 10 a.m. shotgun start $225 per person (limited availability) Register at • Event is open to men and women of all levels • Membership in the CGA is not required. • No Handicap Index required • No formal competition

• Choose your tee • Tee gift is a voucher for The Cradle short course • Bring a group of friends or join us as a single for pairing


Sandhills Sightings

November December 2019


119th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship Pinehurst Nos. 2 & 4 Pinehurst

August 12–18

First row: Official logo of the tournament; 2019 U.S. Amateur Champion Andy Ogletree / Second row: On the practice range; Luke Mackey of Australia with Chuck Hoch, Bob Weber and Bruce Atkinson / Third row: Spectators enjoying the competition; Competitors Alvaro Mueller-Baumgart and Victor Pastor from Spain; some familiar faces of past champions / Fourth row: Terry & Scott Wetzel; Bob Wallace; finalist John Augenstein; Joey Geske and Pete Kowalski of USGA; and Zachary Ong from New York.


Sandhills Sightings 12th Annual Sandhills Children’s Center Backyard Bocce National Athletic Field Southern Pines August 17

Top, from left: The Royals - Larry LaRouche, Jo Nicholas, Jim Ferguson and Jo Copper; Union Pines soccer team. / Bottom, from left: Helen Heller and JR Cardona; The Holy Rollers – Stephanie Nergist, Melisa Baldwin, Tricia Booker and Jan Gatti; and The Lawn Rangers - Josh Smith, Cara McDaniel and Zach & Rachel Pessagno.

Reopening of Sandhills Woman’s Exchange Historic Cabin Pinehurst

September 4

Top, from left: Barbara Summers, Cav Peterson and manager Nancy Bogan; Lorraine Tweed & Shirley Davis; Chef Katrina Talyor. / Bottom, from left: Judie Wiggins, Marie Carbrey and Leslie Smith; enjoying lunch on opening day; and Salit & John Lipcomb with Christine Scott.


Sandhills Sightings Art & Wine Walk Pinehurst

September 7

Top, from left: Paula LaPointe, Julie Rubini, Pam Hershberger, Barbara Sears, Susan Morgan and Gayle Lampkowski; Stacie & Richard Hudson with Patrice Doherty. / Bottom, from left: Jenna Robinson, Julie Schweers, Amy McNeill and Elena Potts; Jim & Jackie Curley; Wine tasting at the Old Golf Shop; and Ellen Bowman and Maryann Nanns.

Supper on the Grounds Weymouth Center Southern Pines September 12

Top, from left: Marie & Bob Carbrey and Barbara & Dave Summers; Britt & Cassandra Dunson with John & Kathryn Talton. / Bottom, from left: Carol Westerly, Donna McDonald, Marty Dickinson, Vince Gamble, Laura Doughty and Jackie Curley; Barbara Keating and Denise Baker; and Carol Van Zanten, Beulah Warren and Rosemary Zahone.


Sandhills Sightings Sandhills Horticultural Society Children’s Treasure Trail Sandhills Horticultural Gardens Pinehurst

September 14

Top, from left: Mark Prinz of Weymouth Woods lets children pet a snake; Jacob Blackmore, Duncan Collins and Diego Mendez. / Bottom, from left: Susan & Paul Newman; Jack & Emma Krein rock painting; Event sponsor Victoria Adkins and husband Kirk; and Bruce Fensley show Annabelle & Russell Pierce how to plant.

Homecoming – Carolina Philharmonic’s 10th Annual Gala Fair Barn Pinehurst

September 14

Top, from left: Artist Jared Emerson, Maestro David Michael Wolff and Isaac Barcroft; Kathy Wilford with Bob & Rosemary Corcoran / Bottom, from left: Michele Rockett, Rae Glotfelty and Diana & Charles Meyer; Al & Pat Beranek with Linda & John Sapp; Germaine & Phil Elkins; and artist Emerson paints during the playing of Rhapsody in Blue.


Sandhills Sightings Habitat for Humanity – Evening of Fashion

Country Club of North Carolina Pinehurst

October 9

Top, from left: Jamie Luzar, Sally Brown, Kathleen Garman and Jan Dalton; Mary Novitski, Julie Andress and Helen Kirk. / Bottom, from left: Ellie Wiest, Patty Pottle, Missy Quis and Mary Pat Buie; Emcee Kelly Ward and Fashion Director Trevie Cato; and Tiara Hepht, Myra Dunn and Abigail Rich.

Flutterby Festival Celebrating the Opening of the new Pollinator Garden Arboretum Pinehurst

October 5

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sightings@ Top, from left: Tim & Lynne Moore with Sandy & Richard Schnare; Janice & Isadora Smythe; Pollinator Garden creators Lynda Acker and Beth Stevens / Bottom, from left: Angela, Phoenix & Jacob Gawronski; and Anabel Harper, Beth Stevens, Mollie Hipp and Sophie Holtzman.



Last Impression

Snow Day photograph and caption courtesy of Moore County Historical Association

Another snow day in Southern Pines, 1927. Clearing Pennsylvania Avenue heading west near the Southern Pines Civic Club.


“And there is quite a different sort of conversation around a fire than there is in the shadow of a beech tree .... [F]our dry logs have in them all the circumstance necessary to a conversation of four or five hours, with chestnuts on the plate and a jug of wine between the legs. Yes, let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.�


- Pietro Aretino


Hydrotherapy is the use of water to work on balance, movement, and resistance to help pets regain strength, function, and fitness. We use both an underwater treadmill and a swimming pool to treat a number of issues pets may be suffering with. The buoyancy of a body in water helps older dogs get back their range of motion in movement without the pain of gravity and joint compression. The water provides resistance to pets needing to strengthen or rebuild muscles that have become weak and atrophied and assists overweight pets to lose weight and build muscle. Pets with neurological dysfunction, paralysis, and amputations find therapeutic benefits in freedom of movement with the use of water. Hydrotherapy is utilized in our rehabilitation, weight loss, and pain management protocols. -Dana A Vamvakias, DVM, CCRT, cVMA, CAC




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