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140 Ridgeview Road, Southern Pines Beautiful custom built 5 bedroom, 5 full, 2 half bath home on 1.02 acres in Weymouth Heights. $1,050,000 Debra Serino Brenner • 910.315.9051

30 Brookline Drive, CCNC You’ll find this beautiful home nestled among lush gardens, pond and golf course. $750,000 Victoria Adkins • 910.315.9000

68 Abbottsford Drive, Pinewild Ideal for entertaining. No detail overlooked. Home theatre. $895,000 Debra Serino Brenner • 910.315.9051

46 Thunderbird Circle, Pinehurst Golf front Pinehurst #1, custom home, exquisite kitchen. PCC Membership $479,000 Debra Serino Brenner • 910.315.9051

190 Linden Road, Pinehurst Location, Location. Ivy Pines Cottage in Old Town. PCC Membership $424,900 Debra Serino Brenner • 910.315.9051

145 Edgewater Drive , Seven Lakes North Enjoy waterfront living from your new deck overlooking beautiful Lake Echo. Home theater in walk out lower level. Open floor plan. 3 BR/2.5 Bath

34 Augusta Drive, Mid-South Club

302 Fayetteville St, Aberdeen Creel-Caddell House, built 1911, totally restored in 2008. Own a piece of history! $245,000 Victoria Adkins • 910.315.9000

An orginal Cotswold unit! Superb craftsmanship, owner’s suite with his and her baths and cloests. PCC Membership

Golf front 14th fairway, custom built home, single level luxury. High ceilings, lots of hardwood.

Mid-South Club Membership $529,900 Suzanne Colmer • 910.639.9494

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180 North Ridge Street, Southern Pines Charming Weymouth 1930’s cottage 4 BR/2.5 BA. Walking distance to downtown. It’s a gem! $498,000 Inge Dahl • 910.690.3531

115 Graham Road, Village of Pinehurst Private one acre setting, English gardens, gourmet kitchen. PCC Membership. $598,000 Victoria Adkins 910.315.9000

2 McQueen Place, Pinehurst 5 Cherry Lane, Pinehurst Soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, expansive windows All brick luxuriously appointed 3BR. Very sharp and and a desirable open floor plan. Natural gas and PCC perfect in every way. A must see! Spa bath. PCC Membership Membership $305,000 Suzanne Colmer • 910.639.9494 $515,000 Victoria Adkins • 910.315.9000

The Cottages at the Arboretum. One level, maintenance free living with community clubhouse and pool. Granite, SS, hardwood floors. $259,000 Alex Reed • 910.603.6997

20 Glen Devon Drive, Southern Pines Best golf front ever! Gorgeous Talamore home! Main level master plus walk-out lower level with 2 private guest suites, family room, bar. Let the good times roll! $459,000 Suzanne Colmer • 910.639.9494

15 Barrett Road East, Village of Pinehurst Totally renovated one level home on 1.29 acre private lot. Hardwood throughout, dream kitchen 3000+ SF PCC Membership $599,000 Suzanne Colmer • 910.639.9494

108 Triple Crown Circle, Longleaf CC Immaculate one level patio home with 2 car garage. Fenced yard. $288,000 Linda Harte • 910.922.1767

93 Abbottsford Drive, Pinewild One of the most spectacular lots in Pinehurst. Golf front and water view. Build your dream home. $325,000 Bob Carmen 910.215.3764

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Horse Country: Pristine 60 acre Horse Farm on the Foundation. Custom 3,400sf home, 6-Stall Barn, Dressage Ring, 7-Paddocks with room to grow. Acres of trails await! 3BR/2BA. $2,600,000 Debbie Darby 910.783.5193

CCNC: Expansive one floor living on 9th & 10th holes of

“Liscome Lodge” has everything you’re looking for in a prime Old Town Pinehurst location. History, Charm & totally Renovated! Guest Cottage. 4Bdrms, 4Baths. $1,150,000 Emily Hewson 910.315.3324

Old Town Pinehust: Astonishing & masterful ground-up renovation of the former Rectory House. All new systems throughout! Gourmet kitchen, temperature controlled wine cellar. $995,000 Emily Hewson 910.315.3324

Old Town Pinehurst: Stunning “Edgewood Cottage” is a renovated Dutch Colonial loaded with charm and character. Heart pine floors, 4-Frplcs, Sitting Rm off Master Suite. Pool & Pool House. 4BR/4.5BA. NEW PRICE $980,000. Eva Toney 910.638.0972

Fairwoods on 7: Built to green specifications. Overlooking

Weymouth Heights: “The Roost” classic Southern Pines 1920’s cottage on 1.68 acres of beautifully terraced grounds. The compound includes the main residence, a lovely guest house, and Pool. 3BR/3.5BA. $899,000 Maureen Clark 910.315.1080

CCNC: Golf Front! Spacious home featuring: 4BR/3BA/2HB, hrdwd flrs, 2-car gar, ofc, Carolina Rm, hearth rm, dining rm, new stainless appliances! Exterior just painted! Beautiful! $794,500 Carolyn Hallett 910.986.2319

CCNC Golf Front: Charming ranch style home. Formal rooms, sun-filled kitchen, den, family room with fireplace, porch, deck & NEW ROOF! Move-in ready! 3BR/3BA. $789,000 Carolyn Hallett 910.986.2319

CCNC: Spectacular golf course & pond views - 4th green of

The Fields: 16 Acres of rolling land and a custom Bonville home. Private with walking & riding trails. Call Debbie for a tour of this unique Gated Community. Built in 2009. 4BR/3BA. $629,000 Debbie Darby 910.783.5193

Weymouth Heights: Charming 4BR/3.5BA cottage located on site of the historic Highland Pines Inn. New Kitchen, over-sized fireplace w/hand-hewn beamed mantel, beamed ceiling and paneled walls. Many upgrades! $545,000 Maureen Clark 910.315.1080

Cardinal Course! Renovated in 2007-2008. Hardwood, 2-Fireplaces. Selling Furnished. 3BR/2.5BA. $685,000 Emily Hewson 910.315.3324

Cardinal Course. Elegant, comfortable living or easy for entertaining a crowd. Gourmet kitchen w/Butlers Pantry. 3BR/3.5BA. $1,250,000 Maureen Clark 910.315.1080

the 2nd & 6th Holes of Fairwoods on #7. Features include maple cabinetry, tiger wood floors, forged light fixtues & more! 3BR/3BA/2HB. $950,000 Maureen Clark 910.315.1080

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Pinewild Country Club: Stunning Golf front home amidst the tree tops. Bring the outdoors in…light & bright! Beautiful golf course vistas. Impeccable! 3 Bedrooms/2 Baths. PCC Option available. $529,000 Debbie Darby 910.783.5193

Pinewild Country Club: Stunning Golf front home overlooking the Par 3 3rd Hole of Magnolia Course. Open design with kitchen opening to the family room & dining area. 10 Foot ceilings, French doors. Abundance of Upgrades! Maureen Clark 910.315.1080

Mid South Club: Golf front home in prestigious gated commu-

Renovated Village Home! Craftsman 4BR/2.5BA, open plan wth living room, dining area, breakfast bar, stainless, granite, farmhouse sink. Fabulous master (claw foot tub too!). Beautiful yard. $449,900 Carolyn Hallett 910.986.2319

Old Town Pinehurst: Charming 1928 cottage; Renovated & addition in 2007. Heart pine floors & fireplace in original part. Granite Kitchen counter island. Carolina Room accesses deck. 4BR/2BA. $439,500 Emily Hewson 910.315.3324

CCNC Villa: Live well & entertain in ease! Spacious, great floor plan, lots of windows view stunning landscaping & Lake Watson. Watch sunsets from under the deck’s awnings. 3BR/2BA/2HB. $349,500 Carolyn Hallett 910.986.2319

Glenross: Charming “Windmere” Cottage has an additional

National Golf Club/PCC #9: Outstanding furnished condo.

Aronimink: Golf front condo with Lake Pinehurst view! Lovely

Lamplighter Village: Beautiful, bright & sunny townhome!

Whispering Pines: Golf front home with 1900 sq.ft., vault-

Linville Gardens: “Turn Key Condo” - Golf Front Condo is being sold with a PCC Membership. Overlooks 2nd Hole on Course #5’s lush fairway. Price includes Furnishings. 2BR/2BA. $147,500 Debbie Darby 910.783.5193

400 sq.ft. Guest Quarters. Beautiful Updated kitchen & baths. Lustrous hardwood flooring. 3BR/2BA. PCC Membership Available. $299,999 Debbie Darby 910.783.5193

Windows on 3-sides bathe rooms in natural light. Open design, built-ins, kitchen with solid surface counters. PCC Membership. 2BR/2BA. $225,000 Donna Chapman 910.783.6061

Tray ceilings, fireplace, and lovely décor. Marvelous views overlooking the 5th green, fairway and pond. Covered patio. 2BR/2BA. $295,000 Frank Sessoms 910.639.3099

ed living space with fireplace, Carolina Room. Back deck overlooks Tee Box & Fairways. New Roof 2013. 3BR/2BA. $213,000 Debbie Darby 910.783.5193

nity has custom features throughout. Split floor plan. Formal & Informal living areas. Screen Porch & Deck. 3BR/2BA. $449,900 Debbie Darby 910.783.5193

hardwood flooring, views from every room of 10th Green of Course #3. Beautifully kept…A MUST SEE! 3BR/2BA. PCC Membership. $269,900 Debbie Darby 910.783.5193

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Features 63 For Sale

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Simple Life Jim Dodson PinePitch Cos and Effect Cos Barnes The Omnivorous Reader

Stephen E. Smith

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29 Hitting Home Dale Nixon 31 The Kitchen Garden Jan Leitschuh

68 Three Barns

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A trio of glamorous Southern Pines 35 Vine Wisdom Robyn James barns combine function, history and 37 Out of the Blue Deborah Salomon grand design 39 Pleasures of Life Sue Pace 74 Ruling the Roost 45 Hunt & Gather PineStraw Staff By Gayvin Powers 49 Birdwatch Susan Campbell Frank Lloyd Wright goes to the chickens 51 Sporting Life Tom Bryant 76 Homebodies By Deb Salomon 57 Golftown Journal Lee Pace At Penick Village’s innovative garden 96 Calendar cottage, small is beautiful 113 N.C. Writer’s Notebook

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115 SandhillSeen 123 Thoughts From a Porch Geoff Cutler

125 The Accidental Astrologer Astrid Stellanova

127 PineNeedler Mart Dickerson 128 SouthWords Ray Pardue

78 Story of a House By Deborah Salomon

How a simple ranch became a living work of art

88 The Nature of Play By Karen Mireau

In Fayetteville, an extraordinary public garden blooms and inspires

95 Almanac By Noah Salt

A season of memory and the origins of Labor Day

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Quintessential Pinehurst Cottage with views of the famous #2 golf course and easy walking distance to the Village! Charming and beautifully maintained, this historic home offers high ceilings and moldings, hardwood floors, oversized windows, and lots of light! 2 BR / 2 BA Code 1194 105 Palmetto Road

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Wonderful buy on this custom all brick home located on the 2nd green of the Holly course at Pinewild Country Club – oversized lot is .8 of an acre. This home has been recently renovated with expanded living area, hardwood floors and a full bath on the second floor. Lots of open space on the second floor for a studio, exercise room, pool room, craft room – great flex space! 3 BR / 4.5 BA Code 1200 52 McMichael Drive

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$258.000 $179,000 Southern Pines Pinehurst $199,900 Foxfire Lovely and pristine in Longleaf CC Lovely updated golf-front home Cute cottage w/nice renovations 3 BR / 2 BA 3 BR / 2 BA 4 BR / 4.5 BA www.205HunterTrail.com www.4DogwoodCourt.com www.17ChestnutLane.com

This charming home in Pinehurst #6 is absolutely immaculate with great upscale features! Bright and open, it offers high ceilings, lots of windows, hardwood floors, and deep moldings. The bonus room upstairs could be a 5th bedroom. The owners have added a brick paver patio with an outdoor fireplace – great for cookouts! 4 BR / 3 BA Code 1205 31 Deerwood Lane Pinehurst $75,000 Pinehurst

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This stunning custom home in Fairwoods on Seven is located on an oversized, private lot overlooking the 15th fairway of the #7 course. Built by Pinehurst Homes, there are so many upscale features. The floor plan is very open and light with high ceilings, transoms, deep crown molding, hardwood floors, indirect lighting, surround sound and so much more. 5 BR / 5.5 BA Code 1203 145 Brookhaven Drive

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$585,000 Aberdeen $145,500 Pinehurst Fantastic, all-brick golf front home Cute home on large corner lot 4 BR / 3.5 BA 3 BR / 2 BA www.80LakewoodDrive.com www.110RavenswoodRoad.com

Contemporary custom home on Lake Pinehurst features a large, private lot, dock, in-ground pool and wrap around deck. The owners have renovated the home and the interior is bright, open and inviting. The living room has a vaulted ceiling, fireplace, hardwood floors and ceiling to floor windows. 3 BR / 3 BA Code 1207 15 Queens Court

This gorgeous, all brick custom home built by Huckabee Home Construction and on the 15th tee and the 14th green of Pinehurst #1 course is located in popular Doral Woods. It’s at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and has wonderful privacy. Lots of upgrades include 10’ and 12’ ceilings on the first floor, hardwood floors, double crown molding, lots of oversized windows and a gourmet kitchen. 4 BR / 4.5 BA Code 1208 15 Montclair CC Lane $329,000 $890,000 Longleaf

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$1,295,000 $189,000 Pinehurst $269,000 Pinehurst $475,000 Pinebluff 7 Lakes West $635,000 Pinehurst Stunning custom home in Fairwoods on 7 Charming brick ranch home GorgeoustownhomeintheheartoftheVillage Open plan, gourmet kitchen, pool & more! Stunning All Brick Water Front 4 BR / 4 BA & 2 Half BA 3 BR / 2 BA 3 BR / 2.5 BA 3 BR / 2.5 BA 3 BR / 4.5 BA This lovely two story brick home is located at the end of a quiet wooded cul-de-sac in Mid Super family home in popular Pinehurst #6! Live large in this spacious home with almost Beautiful brick golf front home with expansive views of the 15th green from almost every www.170InverraryRoad.com www.145SugarPineDrive.com www.105MastersWay.com www.135AndrewsDrive.com South Club. There are two separate living areas on the main floor – one could be a den/ room, including the study. The sunlight pours into the large, open rooms.www.6HollyHouse.com The kitchen is a 4,000 sq. ft. and lots of great features like hardwood floors in the living areas, granite

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study or library and the master bedroom is on the main floor. The kitchen offers custom cabinetry, granite countertops and adjoins a cozy informal dining area. Hardwood floors on the main level. Upstairs there are 3 spacious bedrooms. 4 BR / 2.5 BA Code 1202 5 Wake Forest Court

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“Between the Greens,” a storybook cottage in historic Old Town with views of famed Pinehurst CC #2 Great potential for lake front living with this one story brick contemporary home on Lake This lovely brick home offers quality features throughout! Oak floors in the foyer, dining room, great room, kitchen course and the Village Chapel and Village Green, is perfectly situated for walkable Old Town living. Pinehurst. The uniquePinehurst floor plan is designed to give maximum$895,000 exposure to water views from and master bedroom. BeautifulSouth kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steelPinehurst appliances and tons of cabinet Seven Lakes $279,500 Seven Lakes West $241,000 Seven Lakes $199,000 This Southern Living$298,000 floor plan home provides a lovely settingSouth with mature landscaping, picket fence all the main rooms and there is a cozy family room with a fireplace that adjoins the kitchen. space, covered porch and outdoor entertainment area, 3 car garage and much more! The home is bright and open and walks.on Wall of windows bring light into the soaringrenovated vaulted family room. willhome love the Completely golfCooks front Wonderful 2-storystone home cul-de-sac Gorgeous in the Old Town Great home w/private back yardThe entire interior has home been painted including ceilings. withCharming high ceilings. Thegolf upper front level 5thw/panoramic bedroom and bath couldview serve as a guest suite family or bonus room. stunning gourmet kitchen with a large walk in butler’s pantry and adjacent oversized dining room. 3Code BR 1214 / 3.5 BA 4 BR / 3BA 4 BR / 3.5Code BA 1177 4 BR / 3 BA 3 BR5 BR / 2.5 BA 3 BR / 2.5 BA / 4.5 BA Code 1174 3 BR / 3 Full & 2 Half BA 35 Village Green East 255 S.W. Lake Forest Drive 38 Whitehaven Drive

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Roads Not Taken

By Jim Dodson

Owing to heavy end-of-summer traffic, I

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took several back roads the other afternoon from Wilmington to Greensboro, and then on home to the Sandhills.

The drive probably took an hour longer than necessary. But more and more these days I find it’s the back roads of this state that make the journey more appealing than the prospect of a timely arrival. Besides, given a choice, part of me will always take the quieter road home or the forgotten highway wherever I’m bound because that’s where — with apologies to Chevrolet — you still see the beating heart of America. When America’s Interstate Highway System debuted with much fanfare in 1956 — authorized by an act of Congress and officially called the Dwight. D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways — it was hailed not only as the most revolutionary innovation in modern times but the most ambitious public works project in human history. The system proved to be every bit of that and more — shaping everything from the way America went on vacation to the way goods and services were delivered cheaply and in unprecedented time, a boon to big business and a nation suddenly in a hurry to get someplace else at the dawn of the modern automobile age. Today, sixty years later, now boasting more than 46,800 miles of super highway with legal speeds in places topping 80 mph, our aging Interstate system is still adding roads and often held up as a model of America’s postwar engineering ingenuity, widely credited with bringing goods and services to rural portions of the country and spreading commerce — and popular culture — into the nation’s backwaters, creating prosperous towns and cities where there was formerly only prairie or small towns adrift in time. Some historians, in fact, go so far as to credit Interstate culture with narrowing the regional differences between formerly hostile sections of the nation — easing ethnic and racial tensions along the way, the theory goes, to say nothing of homogenizing the nature of modern car travel. Maybe this is so. Maybe, on the other hand, this homogeneity and national worship of speed and efficiency explains why I’m so naturally wary of Interstates in general and addicted to back roads and forgotten highways in particular — because I’m old enough to remember when there were no Interstates, per se, at least in the parts of the rural South where my family did most of its traveling. Going somewhere in a car was still an adventure in those days, still took time to do it and almost always offered something different and often surprising — a shaded historic picnic ground by a stream? An old-fashioned tent revival in progress? An old-timer in faded overalls selling watermelons from the bed of a rusted pickup? All . . . just around the next big curve or

over the hill. Road travel then was magic. By their very definition, Interstates don’t have much magic, big curves or even hills to speak of. By careful design, you see very little of the world at large from them. They carry travelers in starkly efficient straight lines from point A to point B, minimizing the need to toil anyplace along the way — the very reason, in fact, why every neon outpost with golden arches and motels where you briefly exit to gas up looks eerily like the ones you saw ten hours and two state lines ago. Perhaps my first and most vivid memory of life was a road trip nobody in our family wished to take. It happened on a cool November evening in 1957 after my father said goodbye to a handful of employees who worked for him at the small weekly newspaper he owned for a while in Mississippi. Owing to a partner who’d cleaned out the company accounts and vanished to parts unknown, reportedly with a cigarette girl from a Gulfport hotel, the paper had been forced to close down. My father’s dream was ashes and we were “starting over” someplace else, though I had no way of understanding where or what exactly this meant — merely that our furniture had been sent on a truck ahead of us and we were having to leave sleepy Gulfport in our family’s two-toned Pontiac Star Chief, heading east into the darkness to a place called Wilmington, where my father had a new job waiting at the newspaper. Maybe I’ve heard this story so many times I simply see all of this playing in my head like an old home movie. I was almost five years old, after all. My brother Dickie was already six. We had a Cocker Spaniel named Amber. Our mother had just suffered a miscarriage. It was twilight and we watched from the back seat of the car as our father shook hands with the five or six folks who worked for him and slipped them a small white envelope. Inside — I learned this from my mother three decades later — was the last of his own personal savings. The elderly black man who worked on the paper’s loading dock — supposedly one of the best blues rhythm guitarists between Mobile and New Orleans — gave me a harmonica for the trip. Everyone called him “Pops.” I never knew his real name. He had a glass eye and a bright gold tooth. We waved goodbye and turned on the two-lane state road leading out of town, eventually running out of street lights. Our mother, who was still pale from her stay in the hospital, leaned her head against our father’s shoulder. He tuned up a radio station out of Jackson playing Nat King Cole. “You boys get comfortable,” he said quietly over his shoulder. “It’s a long ride. Maybe we’ll have breakfast in the Blue Ridge Mountains.” I hated to leave Mississippi but I was eager to see mountains of any kind, especially if they were blue. The night felt oceanic, scary and thrilling. My brother had his side of the Star Chief’s big back seat and I had mine. He warned me not to play my harmonica or cross into his side of the seat. My first glimpse of the mountains came at dawn, when we stopped for pan-

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cakes at a crowded diner somewhere outside Chattanooga next to a stand selling “Genuine Cherokee Indian moccasins.” The placemats were a map of the entire United States you could color, and our parents let my brother and me buy a pair of those moccasins. Later, we stopped for a picnic on an overlook somewhere around Asheville. In the distance, the hills were indeed a milky blue. The air, I remember, was crisp and cold. Over the next ten or twelve hours the drive to the coast took us down a winding road from the mountains through smaller hills and on through the rolling Piedmont into much flatter country, through small towns with sleepy courthouse squares, past Esso and Sinclair stations, past harvested fields and sleeping barns and farm stands already closed up for the season, roadside churches, cemeteries, VFW halls, a drive-in theater, and a dairy bar or two, where we finally stopped in late afternoon for an ice cream cone. When I think back to that pivotal road trip in the life of my family, I realize something potent must have gotten into my bloodstream about small towns and back roads. For it’s the rarest of back roads I’ve happened upon in forty-plus years of driving that I didn’t seriously consider taking instead of the ubiquitous Interstate highways and even more ambitious super tollways that now cinch suburban America’s landscape like a corset. As urban America expands, highways and country lanes sometimes seem like an endangered species. This is why, given the choice last week to get home before dark via a mindless Interstate or meander along a quieter road at the whim of nature and pure serendipity, I chose the road not taken much anymore. And like Robert Frost in his golden wood where two roads diverged, one of the first poems I ever memorized, this once again made all the difference. Passing through a green-gold swamp, I saw a pair of snowy egrets sitting on a fallen branch over a blackwater pool, discussing world affairs while they waited

for their evening supper. Through the open window of the car I caught whiffs of summer’s last honeysuckle, just-cut hayfields, the dank smell of woods and streams, and wood smoke from a woman burning raked-up magnolia leaves and sticks in her yard. I saw the first chevron of geese heading south for the winter. A farmer waved to me from the seat of his tractor, chatting on his mobile phone. Somewhere around Spivey’s Corner I pulled off in a fierce thunderstorm to buy fresh-picked silver queen corn, vine-grown Big Boy tomatoes and a paper sack of what my late Southern grandmother called “Florida butter beans,” large creamy white affairs speckled with bits of burgundy. On I rambled past a wooden freewill Baptist church with a sign out front that read “Forbidden Fruit Makes Many Jams.” I saw a beautiful cemetery under ancient oaks, several fields of grazing cows, a spray of flowers attached to a banged-up tree, a high school athletic field where a football team was ending its first practice of the season. Somewhere around Campbell College, where the sun was out again but sinking fast, I passed four teenagers in a long line at the Dairy Queen. Two were holding hands. The other two were eating sundaes and laughing. The girls were shockingly under-dressed — or so my late Granny Taylor would have said. Date night in the slow lanes of America. “How was your drive?” my wife asked when I finally got home around nine. She was watching a movie. “Just the way I like it,” I said. “I figured that’s why you were late,” she said. “You took the back road home again.” PS Contact editor Jim Dodson at jim@saltmagazinenc.com.

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In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Cameron was a bustling commercial center bursting with general stores, turpentine distilleries, a millstone company, and the largest department store between Richmond and Augusta. Much of the old architecture still stands, including the Muse Bros. Store, which, like several buildings along this one-mile stretch, now houses various antique dealers. Rain or shine, Cameron’s annual Fall Antiques Street Fair — we’re talking over 300 dealers lining the charming streets of the historic antique district — takes place on Saturday, October 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food and parking provided by local churches and civic groups, or consider stopping by the Dewberry Deli & Soda Fountain, located inside an old hardware and mule auction center, for a fresh slice of home-baked pie or cobbler. Info: www.antiquesofcameron.com.

Love Poems to God

Community Presbyterian Church in Pinehurst presents modern hymn writers Keith & Kristyn Getty in concert on Thursday, September 25, 7 p.m. The duo, joined by the Getty Band and over one hundred local choir members, will perform “Hymns for the Christian Life” from their newest, most personal album to date. General admission: $15. Pinecrest High School. Listen: www.gettymusic. com. Info: (910) 295-6848. Tickets: www. itickets.com/thegettys.

Pure and Simple Fun

You can take the boys out of the beach, but you can’t take the beach out of the boys. See for yourself on Friday, September 5, 5–8:30 p.m., when Clee Laster and Chris Sheridan perform original rock-meets-reggae jams with their island rock band, Simplified, for a First Friday performance sure to make you forget you’re over one hundred miles from the coast. Free admission. Food and beverages available for purchase. Follow the feel-good music to the grassy knoll adjacent to the Sunrise Theater, 250 Northwest Broad Street, Southern Pines. Listen: www.simplifiedmusic.com. Info: www. firstfridaysouthernpines.com.

One-and-Two, Three-and-Four . . . On Saturday, September 6, 6:30–11 p.m., Moore Area Shag Society presents an evening of good old-fashioned fun at the 2014 Super Fundraiser Party to benefit Moore County Special Olympics and Interfaith Food Pantry of Aberdeen. Dinner catered by Texas Roadhouse, cash bar, and music with DJ Dane Spencer (host of the “Dane-O’s Beach & Boogie Blues Show” on Rockingham’s 77 Big Wave Radio, eleven-time winner of the Carolina Beach Music Award and the only station inducted into the Beach Music Hall of Fame) spells don’t-miss-it. Plus: Special guest entertainment by Flora Moorman, Ms. North Carolina Senior America 2014; silent auction for mountain and beach getaways. Wear your dancing shoes. Admission: $15. Southern Pines Elks Lodge, 280 Country Club Circle, Southern Pines. Reservations: (910) 585-7292.

She Who Loved A Tree

On Thursday, September 18, 4 p.m., the Village Heritage Foundation will celebrate the late Joyce Franke with a dedication ceremony at the Village Arboretum. Franke was the driving force behind the creation of the Arboretum and likewise spearheaded the renovation of the iconic Fair Barn. A permanent memorial will be installed in front of the Pergola Garden by the meadow named in Franke’s honor. In case of inclement weather, the dedication will take place in the Timmel Pavillion on Joyce’s Meadow. Vilage of Pinehurst, 395 Magnolia Road. Info: www.vopnc.org/arboretum.

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Raw honey. Fairytale pumpkins. Indian corn. All sorts of scrumptious and colorful surprises from our local farmers. September 10 marks the beginning of ten delicious weeks of Sandhills Farm to Table deliveries. The fall bounty includes vine-ripened tomatoes, apples, autumn greens, tri-colored peppers, butternut squash, grapes, pecans, broccoli, baby bok choy, sweetand-juicy peaches, onions, eggplant, Sandhills Salsa, cauliflower . . . the list goes on and on. Visit the website to see what’s in season, how you can add bulk and specialty produce, grass-fed meats and fresh-baked goods to your weekly or bi-weekly produce box, and to find the gathering site closest to you. Subscribe: (877) 940-7328; www.sandhillsfarm2table.com.

The Rooster Roster

Things we love about fall: changing leaves, comfy knit sweaters, pumpkin pie and, of course, a new season of incredible live music at the Poplar Knight Spot. What are you doing on Sunday evening? The Rooster’s Wife Concert Series includes: Sunday, September 14: Singer/songwriter Jeanne Jolly (folk-pops meets Americana) and James Maddock (pop gems, luscious ballads and rootsy Americana). Tickets: $15/advance; $20/at door. Listen: www.jeannejolly.com; jamesmaddock.net. Sunday, September 21: Molasses Creek (extraordinary vocal harmonies, hot instrumentals, quirky vaudevillian pieces, and captivating stage banter, all stictched together). Show starts at 1 p.m. Tickets: $15/advance; $20/at door. Listen: www.molassescreek.com/band. Sunday, September 21: New Orleans Suspects (musicians with experience and versatility that rival any other band the city has ever produced). Show starts at 6:46 p.m. Tickets: $15/advance; $20/at door. Listen: www.neworleanssuspects.com.

A Farewell to Summer

Imagine the conversations that must have taken place at Weymouth, the iconic Georgian mansion that belonged to novelist James Boyd and his wife, Katharine. Between sips of mint julep, a young William Faulkner surely would have spun wild tales about his boyhood jaunts in rural Mississippi. Or F. Scott Fitzgerald — filling his belly with gin — might have nattered half the night about his batty wife, Zelda. Yes, the Boyds loved to throw exquisite parties. On Thursday, September 11, 5–8 p.m., join the ranks of the South’s literary greats by celebrating the waning days of summer with live music and “Supper on the Grounds” at Weymouth. Event catered by Jordan’s Barbecue; wine and beer tasting by Southern Pines Brewing Company. Admission: $20/members; $25/guests. Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, 555 East Connecticut Avenue, Southern Pines. Info: www.weymouthcenter.org.

Sunday, September 27: Treble Hook (bluegrass music, original songwriting, old time hoedowns, classic and western swing jazz tunes and the blues) and New County Rehab (modern, high-voltage, alt-country). Tickets: $15/advance; $20/at door. Listen: www.barbaralamb.com/treble-hook-trio; newcountryrehab.com. All shows start at 6:46 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight Street, Aberdeen. Info: (910) 944-7502 or www. theroosterswife.org.

On the Same Page

This month, Tom Wolfe will be the talk of the town. His 1979 book, The Right Stuff, is the “One Book, One Community” pick for Moore County — and, as you’ll discover, it’s one breathtaking adventure. The conversation begins on Friday, September 4, 5 p.m., with a launch party at The Country Bookshop where you can buy the book and chew the fat with a real-life astronaut. Wolfe’s book is an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. By contrasting the Mercury Seven and their families with test pilots such as Chuck Yeager, the journalist delves into the question of why astronauts take the risk of space flight. Which brings us to Saturday’s events: The Moore County Airport will open its doors to the public on Saturday, September 6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., for an Open House featuring airplane rides ($45), radio-controlled planes, hot air balloon rides, music, food and beverages, and an aircraft display that includes the airplane that Chuck Yeager flew in WWII. An added bonus: Find The Right Stuff at a 20 percent discount. Prepare for liftoff. Info: thecountrybookshop.biz. PineStraw : The Art & Soul of the Sandhills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 2014

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The first round after a great round starts here. The Ryder Cup Lounge Just off the porch of the historic Carolina Hotel, the Ryder Cup offers a generous selection of draft beers, scotch and bourbon as well as a mouth-watering menu with everything from Jumbo Lump Crabcake Sliders to Backyard Rib Stacks. So after your last putt drops, pick up a glass at the Ryder Cup.



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work recently broadcast a pub performance by the band Uncle Earl (check it out on YouTube by entering “Uncle Earl: Oh Bunch of Keys/Wish I Had My Time Again”). The clip opens with a burst of fiddle and clawhammer banjo followed by dancer/musician Kristin Andreassen clogging her heart out. It’s three minutes and thirtynine seconds of pure joy.

The image of five American bluegrassers frailing away in a Scottish venue would make an instructive dust-jacket illustration for Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr’s Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. The tunes Uncle Earl plays and the step dance Andreassen performs have come full circle, streaming from Scotland to Ireland into Appalachia and back to Scotland while embracing English, Welsh, German, Cherokee, African-American and French influences. Wayfaring Strangers is published by UNC Press, and the authors have strong North Carolina connections. Scottish-born Fiona Ritchie began her broadcasting career while a graduate student at UNC-Charlotte. She now hosts The Thistle & Shamrock, the Celtic music program that airs weekly on National Public Radio. Coauthor/editor Doug Orr is the president emeritus of Warren Wilson College, where he founded the Swannanoa Gathering, folk arts workshops held each summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville.

But this latest book on Celtic music and its progeny is in no way parochial. The authors have enlisted musicians of international prominence to persuade readers that music originally performed only in Gaelic has assumed worldwide currency. Doc Watson, David Holt, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, Francis James Child, Bob Dylan, Jean Ritchie, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, John and Alan Lomax, Libba Cotten, the Carter family, and many other luminaries or their ghosts are enlisted to the cause. Stepping out of her glitzy pop-culture caricature, Dolly Parton has penned a thoughtful forward to this 330-page, text-heavy coffee-table tome, which contains sixty color and sixty-four black and white illustrations and photographs and a twenty-track CD that opens with Dolly and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh singing “Barbara Allen” in English and Gaelic. As a preface, Ritchie and Orr exchange letters detailing the chance encounters that brought them to Celtic music and the complex course they traveled while researching and editing the book. Ritchie writes: “Sometimes, we seemed to have stumbled upon a half-forgotten old pathway overgrown through the years yet needing just a little pruning to reveal its timeworn stepping stones.” Wayfaring Strangers disentangles that pathway while striking a balance between an agreeably informative read and a graduate-level course in folklore, an approach intended to attract both the musically uninformed and those more schooled in the Celtic tradition. Organized into “Beginnings,” “Voyage” and “Singing a New Song,” each section contains numerous sidebars, the majority of which are extended definitions, interviews or technical explanations that clarify or supplement the text. In an effort to remain topical, the authors link roots music with American folk and pop musicians. The Celtic influence on Bob Dylan’s songwriting is the subject of a lengthy sidebar. “‘Lord

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The Omnivorous Reader

Franklin’ is a forerunner to ‘Bob Dylan’s Dream,’ ‘Farewell to Tarwathie’ was echoed in his ‘Farewell Angelina,’ and ‘The Bonnie Lass o’ Fyvie’ inspired Dylan’s ‘Pretty Peggy-O’. . . Controversy surrounded Dylan’s crafting of ‘With God on Our Side,’ in which the theme and melody closely resemble ‘The Patriot Game’ by Irish writing Dominic Behan.” In “Voyages,” hauntingly sentimental songs of separation — those melodies whose tonal variations are so apparent in the tin-whistle tunes such as Titanic’s ersatz “My Heart Will Go On” — contain sad notes of longing for the people and places left behind. “The old life may have been tough and trying,” the authors write, “but their urge to explore beyond the next horizon was tempered, as ever, with nostalgia for the place left behind.” If readers find themselves entangled in particulars or weighed down with a wealth of factual data, the accompanying CD is a godsend. In addition to Dolly’s “Barbara Allen,” there are beautiful performances that enliven and illustrate the Scots-Irish musical journey. Beginning with the resettlement of Presbyterians in Ulster and “It Was A’ For Our Rightfu’King” to “Shady Grove,” which began life as “Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard,” and concluding with “The Parting Glass,” which was “well known in Scotland and Ireland long before Robert Burns’s farewell anthem ‘Auld Lang Syne’ came into the popular repertoire,” the CD functions as an indispensable component of the book. The authors have also included a glossary of “Less-Familiar Musical Terms,” a contextual timeline, a list of resource centers, notes on each illustration, a discography, endnotes, an excellent bibliography and an explication of each cut on the CD. Ritchie and Orr have given us a thoroughly researched, definitive study that details and analyzes the life-renewing music that Americans and much of the Western culture have come to regard as their own. Dare I suggest that Wayfaring Strangers would make a thoughtful Christmas gift for anyone who has an interest in roots music? For a sweet taste of where Celtic music has brought us, punch up YouTube and enter “‘The Last Goodbye’ Uncle Earl.” The lyric is contemporary, but the elements that enlighten the performance — the use of fiddle, guitar and banjo and the emotional and tonal intensity — hark back to those settlers who faithfully preserved their musical heritage while searching for a new life in a new land. PS Stephen E. Smith’s most recent book of poems is A Short Report on the Fire at Woolworths. He can be reached at travisses@hotmail.com

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The Right Stuff

By Kimberly Daniels Taws and Angie Tally

The stars aligned for

PineStraw Publisher David Woronoff when the news broke that Tom Wolfe was coming to town to celebrate Penick’s 50th anniversary. For years Woronoff has been pushing for our community to unify through literature and here was the opportune launch vehicle just waiting to blast off.

So if you haven’t, now it is perfect time to read — or reread — Wolfe’s iconic The Right Stuff. With space travel very much back in the news, his classic novel, which explores the mythology of our modern-day heroes, the frontiers of our universe and the origins of the space race, has never been more relevant. The goal of the project is to get as many people as possible all over our community to read the book so we can celebrate manned space flight and the pioneers who first went into orbit. Businesses, book clubs, the Sandhills Community College staff and faculty, AP English classes and people all over town will be reading The Right Stuff — available at a 20 percent discount at The Country Bookshop throughout September. Events and special activities are planned all over town throughout the month of September. Let’s all come together to read what The Atlantic called “Tom Wolfe’s most ambitious book, and his best.” Highlights The Moore County Airport Celebrates The Right Stuff: Open House Saturday, September 6 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Airport will have all the right stuff: hot air balloon rides, aircraft displays, exhibits, music, a kids zone, radio controlled planes and airplane rides at $45 per flight and Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff for sale at 20 percent off. Bring the kids.

“Nerd Nights” at Penick Village Penick Village will be holding “Nerd Nights,” panel discussions featuring flying experts and locals who worked with NASA, for the first three Thursday evenings in September from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. NASA speaks at Southern Pines Public Library Sunday September 21 NASA Solar System Ambassador Marc Fusco will be giving a talk at 3:30 at the library. There will also be a day-long dedication day celebration on September 10 featuring the very cool quiz game “Do you have The Right Stuff?” Kids who want to participate in the program can read any book that has the themes of space, astronauts, exploration or heroes and Penick Village will donate a canned food item to Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care. Sign up at the library website: www.southernpines.net Penick Village Sponsors The Right Stuff at The Sunrise Theater Penick Village is sponsoring two showings of The Right Stuff on Saturday, September 27, with a special introduction by Tom Wolfe. The matinee showing will be at 1:30 p.m. and is free to students with I.D. The evening showing is at 7p.m. Open Book Discussions Come to the Country Bookshop for guided book discussions every thursday at 10 a.m. and at 8 a.m. or on September 17 and 24 drop in at Swank, which will feature a special Moon Pie drink. There is no need to make a reservation, just show up to speak about the book! Story Times for Kids The Right Stuff themes of manned space flight and its pantheon of heroes will be featured at several special events, with the focus on children’s books and activities — 10: 30 a.m. on Fridays, September 12 and September 26th at The Country Bookshop; and on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m., September 17 and September 24 at Southern Pines Public Library.

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h itti n g h o m e

Teacher’s Patience By Dale Nixon

I’d like to dedicate this

article to all of the teachers who are back at work after the summer break.

I used to consider myself a patient woman. I can hold dinner for an hour, and then greet my husband with a smile and without ever mentioning that the roast was to have been served rare. I can stand in line at a check-out counter, ride behind a construction truck going 20 mph, and wait in a doctor’s office without losing my temper. I can sit on the phone for hours waiting my turn to talk to a representative from Time Warner Cable, balance my checkbook to the penny and forgive my friends who are never on time. I can get out of the tub dripping wet to answer a phone, and the inflection in my voice never changes as I say, “No, thank you; not today. We’ve already donated.” But I discovered the hard way that I am not the patient woman that I thought I was. I made this discovery when my daughter Hollis was in elementary school and had come down with the flu. I ended up being her teacher for two weeks. When I called the school to say Hollis was sick, her teacher suggested I go by school each day, pick up her books and assignments, and work with her at home. I readily agreed. After all, this was first-grade work, and I was a patient woman. The first assignment seemed fun. The teacher gave me a list of thirty words and told me to have Hollis use as many as possible in making up ten sentences. After two hours, we had made nine sentences and had used twenty-two of the words. Although my enthusiasm had dimmed somewhat, I tried not to let it show. “Hollis, you’ve made some beautiful sentences. When you finish the next sentence, you will have used almost all of the words.” Hollis said, “I’m going to use all of the words.” “Hollis,” I said, “you can’t use the eight remaining words in one sentence.” “Why?” Between gritted teeth I said, “Because the words fancy, sleep, antlers, blue, space, turn, threw and paper will not make a sensible sentence.” “Mommie, what does sensible mean?”

“Sensible means intelligent; to understand.” “Mommie, I want you to be sensible and understand that I have to use all of those words in a sentence.” I lost my patience and snapped at Hollis, “Make any kind of sentence you want; JUST MAKE IT!” I’m sure a patient woman would have never let her child turn in the sentence I let Hollis turn in. It read: When the deer with fancy antlers went to outer space, he threw up on a piece of paper, turned blue in the face, and then went to sleep. The next assignment was for me to teach Hollis how to tell time. I didn’t have the nerve to tell Hollis’s teacher that I always got confused myself when the little hand was in between two numbers. The “clock work” turned out to be as frustrating as the “word work.” I promised to buy Hollis a digital watch. Math assignments brought on tears, handwringing, tears, floor-walking and more tears. I was totally exasperated and I let it show. I just told her: “Hollis, 9 +8 =17.” “Why?” “Because I said so.” I knew this wasn’t the traditional method of teaching math, but my tolerance had gone to outer space with the sick deer. One day I went to school and found a stack of reading books Hollis needed to catch up on. Aha, I thought, I love books. Hollis can read to me, and we’ll be transported to fairy-tale land, travel to places unseen, and meet heroes and heroines from ancient history. Hollis and I settled in a comfortable chair and she began to read to me. “Once . . . there . . . was . . . a . . . princess . . . and . . . she . . . loved . . . a . . . ” I couldn’t keep my eyes open. Her laborious reading had lulled me to sleep. I woke up to the sounds of television cartoons, and Hollis’s promise that she had read all her books. I took her at her word. I had been pushed to the limit with these lessons. The teaching process had proven to be slow, tedious and repetitious. I developed a tic, reverted to printing my name, and started drawing “smiley faces” on all my correspondence. I was a happy woman the day Hollis went back to school and to her teacher. Her teacher? Now that’s a patient woman. PS Columnist Dale Nixon can be reached at dalenixon@carolina. nc.rr.com.

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T h e k it c h e n g a r d e n

Eggplant Time

Call it by its fancy French name — or simply the tofu of vegetables. Whatever you call it, eggplant is the perfect veggie for late summer

By Jan Leitschuh

You could call eggplant “the tofu of

vegetables,” — unless you have a thing against tofu, in which case substitute some other nutty, benign and healthy substance that readily takes on the flavor of its companion oils and seasonings.

Or you could call this graceful vegetable “aubergine,” as the French do. But call it to dinner, whatever you do. This is prime eggplant time. There is no need to think of this mild and gentle vegetable as exotic, as many Americans still do. Eggplant grows well in our hot Southern summers, and farm stands and markets will have baskets of this purple beauty on hand this month. If you haven’t grown any yourself — deer won’t seem to touch it — then get thee to a market! While we often associate eggplant with Italian or Mediterranean cooking, it also features strongly in Indian, Middle Eastern, Caribbean and Asian cooking. One could take a culinary trip around the world cooking up Thai, Moroccan, Japanese, Greek, Chinese, Ethiopian, Trinidadian and Haitian eggplant recipes — to name just a few. In our melting-pot country, it’s remarkable that eggplant isn’t more familiar. Arab merchants first carried eggplant from India about 4,000 years ago. They spread the vegetable along their far-flung trade routes. Eggplant arrived on American shores with none other than founding father Thomas

Jefferson, which should have been enough to establish its bona fides. Long prized for its beauty as well as its unique taste and texture, the most common form available is the plump, pear-shaped Italian eggplant, a favorite of still-life painters. Yet eggplant also comes in round or long/slender shapes, depending on the variety. The skin of a healthy eggplant is quite glossy, and can show up in an eye-candy display of either deep purple, rose, lavender, deep magenta, striped or pure white in color. The flesh is creamy colored and spongy in consistency, with a slight, mild, pleasantly bitter taste. Although they look robust, eggplants are actually fairly perishable. Care should be taken in their storage. Once the skin is cut or punctured, it deteriorates quickly. Place in a loose plastic bag to conserve hydration, and eat quickly before it softens. Eggplant spoils and pits quickly on the counter — or in the refrigerator — preferring 50 degree temps. Eggplant that sits out too long turns flabby, but it is edible, though bitter. If you grow it, the best place to store eggplant is the vine. I step outside at dinnertime to harvest ours. Use sharp shears to cut it free of the plant; those stems are tough. If you plan to grow it next year, buy plants and repot if needed, but don’t set them out until the soil — not the air — temperature is warm. Eggplant hates chilly feet. I usually wait until early May, at least, to plant established seedlings. To prepare eggplant, rinse that beautiful skin, then cut off the spiky sepals at the stem end. I generally just whack off this whole portion. Use a stainless-steel knife; carbon steel will react with eggplants phytonutrients and turn it black.

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Most eggplants can be eaten with or without their skin, though the largest ones may have tough skins. You can peel off the skin if you prefer. I like to “stripe” our eggplants with a vegetable peeler, leaving some of the dark purple skin on — both for presentation and for health. A compound found in eggplant skin has been shown to protect our brains’ cell membranes from damage, as well as acting as an iron chelator — important for men and menopausal women. It way also help the body resist skin cancer. Even better, the creamy flesh contains one of the most potent free radical scavengers out there in the plant world, chlorogenic acid. Eggplant may be beneficial to those with high cholesterol, as well as adding a host of beneficial vitamins and minerals to our diets. If I bake eggplant, I don’t remove the skin, but rather pierce it a few times to let steam escape, then scoop the soft pulp out for dishes like the garlicky eggplant dip baba ghanoush. To tenderize the flesh’s texture and reduce some of eggplant’s naturally mild bitter taste, you can sweat the eggplant by salting it. After cutting eggplant to the desired shape, sprinkle with salt and allow to rest 30 minutes, then rinse the salt off. I don’t usually have the patience for this, liking eggplant’s natural flavor, but it might help a novice eggplant—eater ease into cooking and eating the veggie. The salting process pulls the water out and makes the flesh less permeable to oils. Oh yes, one other thing — eggplant soaks up oil like a blotting paper. Be mindful. This is one vegetable worth searching the internet for recipes. They range from curries to stir fries, from dips and spreads to casseroles. Or just slice your eggplant into slabs or “coins”, brush with marinade and grill. Or cut thin and dredge through whipped egg and milk, salt and pepper, then drop into flour and fry in hot oil. Roast it whole in the oven. Or cut it up for stir fry or curries. Eggplant Parmesan is a classic. A roasted eggplant sandwich is a hearty and substantial vegetarian option. Eggplant has an affinity for so many savory flavors and spices. Hot pepper oil, coconut milk and curry spices, ginger, green pepper, Italian herbs, capers and vinegar, lemon, garlic, tomatoes, tahini, toasted sesame oil, stewed with pork and a Scotch Bonnet pepper, olive oil and more. Homemade Baba Ghanoush, So simple. Purée together roasted eggplant and garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt and olive oil to taste. Use the dip for vegetables or as a sandwich filling. PS Jan Leitschuh is a local gardener, avid eater of fresh produce and co-founder of the Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative.

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Wrong? OK, Washington, then, or maybe California? How about the magic our amazing Aussie winemakers are quietly performing with this grape? Not that it’s anything new that they’ve done: Australia has had riesling plantings since the late 1800s, and their dry rieslings are delicious and unique. I once traveled with an importer to the Clare and Eden Valleys, and I was enchanted by the dry rieslings we were offered at the cellar doors (Aussie slang for winery tasting room). The two main areas for riesling in South Australia are the Clare Valley and the Eden Valley, both near Barossa. The geography is somewhat reminiscent of Germany, but with beautiful rolling hills rather than steep mountains. The old rail route in Clare has been transformed into a very popular bicycle riding track known as “The Riesling Trail.” The climate is totally different because it gets extremely hot during the day, which encourages flavor ripeness and also enables them to produce red wine varietals. But the nights during the summer are very cool to actually cold, and that makes for slow sugar development. This huge swing of temperature creates an environment for riesling that is unlike any other. The soils in these two valleys are completely different from the valley floors of Barossa. They are very stony and acidic with a large presence of basement rock. This imparts a mouthwatering stoniness and almost a talclike nuance to the wine that is wonderful. Whereas you may get a petrol, appley-sweet character from a German riesling, the Australian dry riesling is all about nervy lime fruit, fragrant lemon blossom and great minerality. Some wineries, such as Pewsey Vale, are very careful to put the word “Dry” in large letters on the front label and even provide a scale on the back label illustrating the dryness of the wine. Louisa Rose, the winemaker

for Pewsey Vale riesling (which made the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of the year last year), states “I worry that we are confusing the consumer because we’ve been going on about dry riesling for a long time.” If you are a lover of dry sauvignon blancs, unoaked chardonnay or muscadet, give the Australian dry rieslings a go. They are beautiful. Here are three of my favorites:

Pewsey Vale Dry Riesling, Eden Valley, 2013 approx. $15

A pale straw with green hues, the wine shows intense fruit aromas of talcum and lemon lime fruit, with a hint of overlaying dried herb. The palate shows great length and depth with limes, a hint of pineapple, white flowers and fresh rosemary. The wine finishes with a fresh natural acidity which balances the flavor intensity and minerality.

Pikes Traditionale Riesling, Clare Valley, 2013, approx. $13

Typically fresh and bright displaying layers of lemon/lime zest, tropical fruit and subtle nuances of mineral and wet slate. Fresh, crisp and dry, the palate is loaded with all the lemon/lime/slate mentioned above. These are all tightly woven around a core of bright acidity providing length and drive to the soft, dry finish.

Yalumba “Y” Series Riesling, Barossa, 2012, Approx. $12

“This silky, dry style offers crisp balance to the toasty pear and citrus flavors, lingering gently. The 2012 is a highly aromatic riesling bursting with orange blossom, honeydew melon and homemade lemonade. The palate is juicy and fleshy, full of golden delicious apple and tropical flavors. The wine finishes with a lovely chalky minerality that makes it a perfect match for salt and pepper squid.” RATED 87 POINTS THE WINE SPECTATOR. PS Robyn James is proprietor of The Wine Cellar and Tasting Room in Southern Pines. Contact her at winecellar@pinehurst.net.

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The Rocky Road to Mate or Mansion Is that fixer-upper really worth fixing?

By Deborah Salomon

Come to think of it,

buying a house is like getting hitched. The process has four stages: browsing, deciding, moving, settling in.

For the purpose of this investigation, “prospect” means a spouse or house. Both are subject to supply and demand — also means of acquisition. Broker/middleman? Online listing? Word-ofmouth? Direct marketing (doorbell-ringing, bar-hopping)? You’ll know when to start looking. There comes a time, regardless of internal clock or mortgage rates, when renting and dating no longer cut the mustard. Beware. Both experiences are fraught with emotion and legal ramifications. Buying a car or changing jobs cannot compare. Best to feign maturity — ripped jeans and tats notwithstanding. Moving right along . . . Looks count, sometimes prevent the browser from peering deeper. You see the bay window, not the warped floor. The whitened smile, not the bitten fingernails. Love at first sight . . . maybe. Rounding the corner, even before I saw the house, I knew that unless I could hear termites buzzing, the deal was done. Luckily, this house matched the neighborhood. My decision lay just inside the antique pinepaneled front door, minutes before the horrendous bathrooms. Human chemistry can be just as powerful, romance novelists insist. Beware of “staging,” the method that transforms a house into a furniture showroom. Look hard at your prospect on a cold, rainy day — or on a rainy day when she has a cold. Does the façade belie a frumpy interior? Does a good haircut make up for cheap shoes? Do you mind veneer over particle board? Do you care? By all means, seek out the prospect’s previous associates. Ask questions. Read facial expressions, body language. Find out why the tenants/sweethearts, uh, relocated. Does the prospect have solid underpinnings (boxers or briefs)? Are building materials and systems (skin, hair, heart, muscles) top quality and well-maintained? Run from a prospect showing signs of skeletons in the closets, bats in the belfry, exes in the address book. Walk the land, observe family trees. Are the neighbors/relatives friendly? Too friendly?

What about the plumbing? Nothing worse than a prospect with leaky, noisy or blocked pipes. Does the house-spouse have “good bones”? Do they creak in the wee hours? Make sure all hidden parts are clean and in working order. Question upkeep: electricity, dentistry; lawn care, hair care; dry basement, dry cleaning; pest control, guest control. Little things add up. Ascertain the statute of limitations on latent defects, perhaps foundation cracks or a drinking problem. Will cosmetic alterations suffice or does this baby need a complete make-over? Only fools fall into a money pit. Remember, not all faults — personality or structural — are fixable. Learn what in your fixer-upper needs fixing. Does the prospect have enough outlets to plug in lamps and release energy? Jogging’s an excellent outlet, as is weeding the garden, cleaning the gutters and grouting the shower. Betting on the ponies, not. Is the prospect kid-friendly? You have a problem if he/she thinks the best feature of the house is a floating circular staircase with no railing. Worry, too, if mortgage payments are double your combined salaries and she says, “Don’t worry, honey.” Chances are, she won’t “worry” about Italian shoes, lobster take-out, parking tickets or espresso machines, either. Arguments for and against a mother-in-law suite speak volumes. People, like houses, leave a paper trail. Follow them. After the closing ceremony conducted by attorney or clergyperson the honeymoon commences. Because there’s little chance of habitation (co- or solo) before signing on the dotted line. It takes about a year to feel comfortable with a prospect, experts say — less if coming off a rent-to-own arrangement. During that time, buyer must learn the location of switches and buttons, the hot and cold spots, the Achilles’ heels. Have you chosen a morning property energized by sun streaming through east-facing windows? Or does he-she-it look better when lights are low? Then, after a while, if the commitment breaks down, expect a parting wrench. Because surroundings, like people, become part of you. The house and the housemate, no matter how unsatisfactory, will be missed. Until a better prospect comes along, that is. PS Deborah Salomon is a staff writer for PineStraw and The Pilot. She may be reached at debsalomon@nc.rr.com.

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The Mysterious Mrs. Von

A painting bought on Craigslist, a Pinehurst life well-lived, a heroine who never got her due

By Sue Pace

Last fall I bought a painting that

caught my eye on Craigslist. The vibrant colors were yellowed with time. There was no signature on the front. But what really caught my eye was what I found stamped on the back. It’s where the brush of a stroke took a backseat to an intriguing story of two families in Pinehurst during a time of divide, people of privilege and of those who served them. I met the Italian grad student from Duke who was selling it. He gave me a decent price and offered that the painting was included in a box of items he had purchased at an estate sale. “I just wanted the coffee pot,” he said. “The painting was buried underneath.” From the Estate of Florence Harris von Schlegell, Chicago 1894-Pinehurst 1978 read the stamp on the back. I went home to research this woman with

the very splendid sounding name. I stumbled upon a Pinehurst site, www.sandhillsnc.com, where a woman named Rose Boggan McMillan wrote about living in the von Schlegell home from the time she was born in 1957 until graduating from high school in 1975 while her mother, Marie Boggan, worked for the couple as their housekeeper. I found Rose’s phone number through yet another Google search and called her. She was now living in Philadelphia. While understandably leery at a stranger’s request for information, I could hear her voice lighten as she began to connect my dots to hers. Rose’s mother had worked for Max and Florence von Schlegell from the 1940s until the time of Mrs. von Schlegell’s death in 1978. Max von Schlegell died when Rose was quite young. Rose’s father, Jerry Boggan, was a well-respected caddie during that time. Her father also worked the grounds for the town of Pinehurst. On weekends, Jerry would don his finest attire, perhaps as an antithesis to his landscaping dungarees, and caddie for the greats such as Billy Joe Patton. He was well-respected in the golfing community for his skill as a caddie and equally known for his dapper sense of style. Rose said Mrs. Von (as she was referred to by the Boggans) was a kind and generous woman. I asked if she and her parents lived in a cottage on the

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von Schlegell property located alongside the No. 2 golf course. “No,” Rose responded, “the cottage was where Mrs. Von painted. We lived with them in their thirty-three-room home.” She described a lively place filled with fashionable dinner parties, boisterous opera music and many friends. Mrs. Von was always a vibrant part of Pinehurst society. Rose recalled Mrs. Von would travel to Europe every summer with friends, returning each time with a trunk of beautiful clothes for Rose and a doll from every country she visited. The dolls were not to be played with, but admired from afar. This was because those with money collected fine things that sat on shelves always out of reach. Rose said she has never parted with these items. As an only child, Rose spent time exploring the nooks and crannies of this stately home off Highway 5. She would nestle on a chaise in a guest bedroom reading a book. There was no room off limits to her. Mrs. Von never minded Rose’s best friend, another Rose of color, coming over to play. The little girl who lived in a grand house surrounded by a life of privilege was often shielded from the harsh rules of segregation in the mid-’60s. She would go to Hobbs Grocery Store or the pharmacy with her mother to pick up items for Mrs. Von. She would observe her mother sitting at ease on the stool at the counter waiting for a prescription to get filled. Rose remembers climbing up on the neighboring chair and ordering a Coke, equally comfortable in doing so. “I would charge it to Mrs. Von’s account, not thinking twice about what I was doing. It wasn’t until later in life that I realized this wasn’t accepted behavior for blacks during that time. I surmised that we were allowed to be so familiar in those stores not because the store owners accepted us. They simply knew the value of Mrs. Von’s money.” When Mrs. Von passed away in 1978, her estate was handed down to her grandson, Alfred von Schlegell, due to the deaths of both his parents, John and Barbara von Schlegell, in the mid-’70s. It is unclear, but I thought that John was Max’s son by a previous marriage before Florence. Alfred, his wife and only daughter, Anne, lived in Atlanta. I found Anne through Facebook and contacted her. She, too, remembered a vibrant and charismatic Florence von Schlegell. She said Florence studied art in Paris and New York and that she had worked for the Resistance during World War II. “She was tall, beautiful and stately. I would visit both Granny Babs (Barbara) and my great-grandmother (Florence) in their homes in Pinehurst. I would love to run to each room

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and ring the little bells I would find. I was quite young and I found it entertaining that this always brought someone into the room to ask me what I needed. My mother says Rose’s mom, Marie, was typically the one to answer the bell.” Anne also said her father, Alfred, desperately wanted Florence to record her story of heroism during World War II, but she refused to boast about herself, so there are few details about this time in her life. “I do know that Florence was a celebrity of sorts in London,” Anne added. “My dad told me they would literally roll out a red carpet at the Connaught Hotel upon her arrival.” Anne said she received quite a shock when she learned in middle school that her father was not John von Schlegell’s biological son. “Granny Babs was first married to Horton Smith and they had a son, my dad. When their marriage ended, she cut Smith out of their lives completely and went on to marry John von Schlegell, who legally adopted Alfred and raised him as his own. Neither my dad or Granny ever spoke to Horton after the divorce.” Horton Smith, it should be noted, was the first golfer to win the Masters Tournament, and when I spoke to Anne last fall, his 1934 and 1936 Masters green jacket had just sold for an astonishing $682,229 at auction. Anne lamented that the complicated twists and turns that became this family’s history didn’t stop there. In 1981 she and her parents spent Christmas in Florence’s Pinehurst home, which had also been left to Alfred. A pilot with his own private plane, Alfred was flying to Pinehurst in early January 1982 to pick them up and take them back to Atlanta. He lost control of his plane and crashed short of the runway near Pinehurst. He did not survive. “My mom went up to Pinehurst eventually to clean out both Granny Bab’s and Florence’s homes,” Anne says. “She found many of Florence’s paintings in the cottage behind her house. Several were given to friends and family. The rest went to an estate sale along with some other belongings.” I sent a photograph of the painting to Rose in hopes she would remember it while growing up in Mrs. Von’s home. She assumes that Mrs. Von is the artist but didn’t specifically recognize the painting. No matter, it’s a masterpiece not from content on the canvas, but from the context of a time and place long ago and of the people who found their way to Pinehurst and beyond. PS Sue Pace lives on a small farm on the outskirts of Chapel Hill with her husband, two dogs, five cats, three

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2014 HOSPICE AUCTION

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Saturday, September 20, 2014 Forest Creek Golf Club 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets - $100 per person

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Hunt Gather Our simple instructions to staff: Go find one incedible thing for your home or garden One Sweet Sleep With Christmas just around the corner, my bride suggested we give each other a new bed to carry our aging bodies into, well, the golden years. I promptly made a beeline to Opulence in Southern Pines, the local dealer for Duxiana Beds, the luxury sleep system found in many of the world’s finest hotels. Dux beds, as they are called, are hand-made Swedish affairs scientifically designed using the finest Swedish-steel springs, adjustable lumbar support and a three-layer, customized spring system to eliminate back pains, promote deeper sleep and rejuvenate the body — “the Bed for Life,” as the company tag line goes. Their retail price certainly suggests that kind of longevity, ranging from $4,500 for basic models to $13,000 for the most deluxe king-size beds. Add a full set of 600-thread count Egyptian Pecale sheets and pillow cases by Sferra (approximately $300) and you’re set for one sweet sleep. Santa, are you listening? — Jim Dodson Opulence of Southern Pines, The Mews, 280 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines, (910) 692-2744 or www.opulenceofsouthernpines.com

Good Fences Make Happier Dogs Man’s best friend may be his dog — except when the wee beastie makes a beaten path though the garden. The solution? Not long ago we happened to be buying stepping stones for a garden walkway at Antique Treasures & Stone out U.S. Highway 301 north of Pinehurst. There we stumbled upon some artfully distressed iron fence sections. They were crafted in Mexico, but you’d swear they came from some aging Frenchman’s garden in New Orleans. The sections proved ideal for closing off areas of the garden where you wish no trespass by four-legged family members — and a real bargain at $39 apiece. Other larger styles and sizes go for $59. — Noah Salt Antique Treasures & Stone, 125A NC Highway 73, West End, (910) 235-0009 or www.facebook.com/AntiquesTreasuresandStone

Into the Limelight In my backyard garden, this will be known as the Year of the Hydrangea, specifically the award-winning Limelight hardy hydrangea that captured the hearts of the American Horticultural Society a few years back. For our climate and my purposes, this drought-tolerant plant proved to be the ideal shrub for framing a rear entry stone pathway, producing abundant lime-green flowers all the way from mid-summer to early autumn, turning delightfully pink (regardless of soil PH) as the summer bids adieu. It’s my new favorite plant by a Sandhills mile and something of a bargain at roughly $30 for a decent sized specimen at Gulley’s or other area garden centers. Fall is the ideal time to plant these beauties, which unlike some hydrangeas can be pruned back and will still flower. — Noah Salt Gulley’s Garden Center, 445 SE Broad Street, Southern Pines, (910) 692-3223 or www.gulleysgardencenter.com

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Pillow Talk Decorative pillows have come a long way, baby. Check out these irresistible Peking Handcraft “hooked” pillows I discovered at Cameron & Co. while moseying through The Village. As accents for bedroom or porch bench or simply a whimsical touch in the living room, these comfy cushions are available in a host of dazzling patterns and priced at a bargain $39.99 apiece. My favorites were the pink dahlia and the blue coral. These will make my favorite Teddy Bear move over and share the bed! — Lauren Shumaker Cameron & Co., 601 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. (910) 295 7200 or camcopinehurst.com

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Original Thinking Oh, how I love original art! During a recent Sunday afternoon stroll through the Village of Pinehurst, a still life of a vase exploding with white roses caught my eye in the window of Magnolia 61. The beautiful 40X50-inch work — actually titled, duh, White Roses and priced at $3,200 — turned out to be an original oil by Catherine Elizabeth Morris, a Hilton Head painter. Shop-owner Shelley Thompson features a number of artists and rotates their work so that customers keep coming back to see what’s new. Maybe next time the roses will be red. — Lauren Shumaker Magnolia 61, 105 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. (910) 691 8380.

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of odd sightings: Birds are wandering in all directions. After breeding and ahead of fall migration, it is not uncommon to spot out-of-place individuals here in the Sandhills. One that gets reported annually is the Great Egret, or mistakenly referred to as a “white crane.” This is a large wading bird with all-white plumage and a long, pointed, bright yellow bill and black legs. Although far more likely to be found along the coast, individuals or small groups turn up on inland ponds from late July through September. Egrets stalk small fish, frogs, grayfish and other small prey in the shallows. Occasionally they will snatch a snake, small bird or large insect as well. They will roost in thick, older pines over water, where ground predators are not likely to reach them. In coastal areas, they may join dozens or even hundreds of other individuals, finding safety in numbers. During the breeding season, from March through June, Great Egrets sport long plumes along their backs. At the turn of the century, the species was nearly wiped out as a result of the millenary trade. Plume hunters decimated rookeries throughout the coastal U.S. But, as with most of our wading species, Great Egrets have made a good recovery. In fact, at the

verge of extinction, it became the symbol of the Audubon Society. This, the oldest and largest bird conservation organization in the United States, was originally founded to protect birds from being killed for their feathers. Great Egrets are found in heronries, most often alongside Great Blue Herons, throughout the Coastal Plain. Nesting habitat consists of sturdy trees usually on islands, free of mammalian predators. Simple stick platforms are constructed by the males and placed high in the canopy. Nests can be quite large, being up to a few feet across and a foot or so deep. One to six eggs are laid and incubated for almost four weeks by the female. The young are then fed by both parents for about a month before they are capable of flight. If there is a shortage of food, aggressive larger siblings are known to kill smaller ones. Fledglings may follow their parents for a few weeks or may become independent quickly, if food resources are scarce. Both Great Egret adults and young of the year will disperse from their breeding areas to find new feeding areas. They are often seen in late summer on inland lakes, even in our mountain counties. Here in our area, they may use lakes, beaver ponds, creek or river floodplains, even water hazards on golf courses. They do not tend to stay in one place for very long, so should you come upon an egret this season, enjoy it because it likely will not be around more than a few hours — or a day or two at most. PS Susan Campbell would love to receive your wildlife sightings and photos. She can be contacted at susan@ncaves.com or (910) 949-3207.

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Gone West

On the road with no firm agenda, seeing America from the ground up

By Tom Bryant

I’ve always wanted to see what’s

over the next ridge. That’s not unusual in my family. My dad and my granddad had the same wanderlust; but with my father, the responsibilities of raising a family of four kids kept him close to the homestead. He would talk about the wonders of this great country and how, when he retired and got all the kids out of the nest, he and Mother were going to hit the trail and see what the rest of the country looked like. My father didn’t make it. He died of job-related lung cancer when he was 56. I can still see him sitting on the front porch of our home in Pinebluff reading a Louis L’Amour Western novel. “Some day,” he would say to me, “we’re going out West to see the wild buffalo and Indians, just to make sure L’Amour is telling the truth. We’ll have a heck of a time,” he’d say, laughing. “You’d better read up on Montana so you’ll know what to look for.”

And that’s what I did. As I write this missive in our little Airstream camper, our home away from home, Linda, my bride, traveling companion and chief navigator, is working close by on a project she brought along. We’re on a six-week trip or maybe more to the great Far West. Tonight we’re in Missoula, Montana, getting ready to cross over into Idaho and later head down the Washington coast to Oregon and then points south. For a good old boy with deep roots in South Carolina, this trip has been an eye-opener. Although I’ve traveled to Alaska on the Alaska Highway, Jack London and his many short stories and novels probably colored that adventure. This road trip was to meet people across the country, talk to them, see how they live and learn what motivates them to be who they are. Folks, this country is BIG. I mean it. When they say that the winds on the Great Plains are amazingly strong, they’re right. I’ve been driving into them six hours a day and have pitched camp while the wind whistled around the outfit with a vengeance. It was the unnerving constant noise and total prevalence of that form of nature that I was so unused to. I can certainly understand now the meaning behind a historical novel I read about a lady in the early 1800s who migrated west from the confines of civilization. She was a person of some import who went absolutely bonkers over the constant sound of western wind. Another thing that got away with me was being able to look to the horizon without a tree to take up some room. Since I grew up surrounded by hundred-foot pines, it was disconcerting not to see a single tree. We trucked across the plains constantly heading higher in elevation toward the great Rockies. Now I’m a good old boy, used to the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge, but when the Rockies came into view, I wondered how in the world we were going to be able to climb them and see what was on the other side. It was no problem, though; the FJ Cruiser performed admirably,

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The Game Is Golf

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By Lee Pace

Photographs by John Hemner/Tufts Archives

The photograph above was taken

in 1933 on one of the early Pinehurst putting surfaces made of clay and sand. Three of the most influential minds in early American golf are pictured—Pinehurst owner Richard Tufts (third from left), Oakmont founder Henry Fownes (third from right) and architect Donald Ross (second from right). Pinehurst green superintendent Frank Maples is far right, and he was certainly one of the authorities on growing grass and grooming golf courses in the first half of the 20th century.

Lots of brain power here. And the object of their attention? The dog’s head is down in a cup on the putting surface that was the focal point of an experiment in the early 1930s—should the customary hole 4.5 inches in diameter be expanded to eight inches, ostensibly to make the game easier and attract more participants? What goes around, comes around. In recent years the idea of a hole 15 inches across has been floated by golf industry executives worried about the steady

decline in participation rates in golf. “It saves times, it saves strokes,” says TaylorMade CEO Mark King, a champion of this and assorted other ideas to make golf easier, quicker, less costly and more accessible. “It makes golf more fun for a lot of people.” That Fownes would be in this photo reflects another interesting sidelight to the issue of golf and the very specific appeal it holds in the American sporting psyche. Fownes and brother William Clay Fownes sold their Pittsburgh furnace company to Carnegie Steel in 1896, making both quite wealthy and allowing H.C. to pursue his love of golf. He founded Oakmont Country Club in 1904 and about the same time began spending half the year at Pinehurst, a decade later building an opulent mansion just to the east of the Village Green. Fownes’ son was named after Fownes’ brother, and William C. Fownes Jr. succeeded his father as the driving force behind Oakmont’s rise to the top echelon of American championship golf courses. The father died in 1935 and the son actually resigned from Oakmont in 1946 in protest over the members’ desire to add a swimming pool and attract new members during the fallow period coming out of World War II. “They thought Oakmont should be a pure golf club—nothing else,” says Pinehurst owner Bob Dedman Jr., who bought the original Fownes house in 2013, restored it and entertained a contingent of guests from Oakmont, a fellow U.S. Open venue, during the June U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. Dedman considered the irony that at that very moment in 2014, his staff and architects were working on plans for an elaborate aquatic complex to be built adjacent to the Member Clubhouse at the resort.

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“I hope no one thinks I should resign from Pinehurst,” Dedman says with a laugh. The No. 2 golf course is the bell cow of the club and town and every other golf course in Moore County is an ancillary cog in the multi-million dollar machine that draws golfers to live, retire and vacation here. But the fact that a diving board and snorkel will soon be within a 9-iron of the first tee of No. 2 speaks to how the old guard has been forced to adapt. “We’re Pinehurst and we could pull it off if we remained golf-centric, but from the country club side, we needed to be more relevant,” says Jay Biggs, the club’s VP for golf and club operations. “We needed to broaden our base and appeal to a younger member.” That the idea for a bigger hole was considered in the 1930s but never got any traction tells you something. That some believed in the 1940s that a golf-only club offered too narrow an appeal tells you something as well. Golf doesn’t appeal to a broad spectrum. It never has and never will. The age-old question they pondered eight decades ago and still do today is how do you retain the purist while attracting the newcomer? King has conceived an entity called HackGolf, which solicits and embraces all manner of ideas to make the game more fun. Jack Nicklaus likes the idea of 12-hole courses and Greg Norman speaks of six-hole layouts. The USGA is touting the idea of nine-hole rounds being better than no golf at all. The American FootGolf League touts a blend of golf and soccer. The game has done well enough over a century of laying its essence out to those who want and have access to a taste. To those who bite and are smitten, the attraction is immense. When the bulb pops on, it’s a life of sunrises and sunsets with good friends and automatic two-down presses; of infomercials at 2 a.m. hawking titanium drivers and the latest gadget for the one-plane swing; it’s the Scottish sky, sunny at one end and rainy at the other, as you make the turn at Royal Dornoch; it’s super-balls and four-balls and high-balls at the nineteenth hole; it’s the internal challenge of rallying from a bad start to post a respectable number, of not posting that career best mentally when you’re only on the fourteenth fairway; it’s posture and grip pressure and takeaway and finish; it’s settling into a beefy leather chair with a volume of prose from Herbert Warren Wind or James Finnegan; it’s qualifying for match play in the Carolinas Amateur or winning the first flight in a One-Day Tournament. Greensboro businessman A.W. McAlister was one of the early adherents to the game. He was a founder of Greensboro Country Club and in 1911 penned a book entitled The Eternal Verities of Golf. McAlister dedicated his book to the “comeliest

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thing in the world, a brand new golf ball,” noting it was “clean as the ivory of a little child’s tooth; fair as the dimpled hand of a maiden; elusive as the liquid note of the wood robin.” He remarked over the “similitude between right living and right playing of the ancient game” and believed that golf, correctly played, is a complete philosophy of life. “Fortunate is the man who can live as he plays golf if he plays it right,” McAlister wrote, drawing these comparisons to good golf and good living: * You cannot worry about the future, fret over the past, be overwrought emotionally or tell lies. * If the mind begins to borrow trouble by dreading overmuch that bunker in front, there is nothing else so sure to carry the ball into it. * Put behind him the memory of the bad stroke or the lost hole and play the next as if he had just won a victory. * The man who swears at golf ought to have his clubs taken away temporarily and be sentenced to stand in the corner of the clubhouse for a season. * A man cannot be a dishonest golfer and persist in the game, for it will lose its charm if not played on the square. “Golf is a health-giving diversion in God’s out of doors which refreshes and rejuvenates and during the hours of play excludes all things else, politics, business, love, and for that reason it is the game of games for busy men of strenuous life,” McAlister wrote. “It is full of discipline and philosophy and wisdom.” Another adherent to the attractions and virtues of the game was John Sutherland, the long-time club secretary at Royal Dornoch Golf Club on the northeast coast of Scotland. Sutherland spoke of the unique nature of golf during an address to the townsfolk in 1933, when his fifty years of service as club secretary were commemorated. “There is no one to oppose or interfere with you; no one to make a counter move against you; no human being to thwart your intention or stay your hand,” Sutherland said. “In other games you have to reckon with a mortal foe. In golf it is your solitary self against the world.” Let that last sentence marinate for a few moments: In golf it is your solitary self against the world. That can be a tough sell in a world dominated by fantasy leagues, social media and sporting experiences with a dozen stimuli zapping players and onlookers at any one instant. But the game is a microcosm for living a good life, and hopefully it will never take an eight-inch hole to keep selling that idea. PS Lee Pace’s book, The Golden Age of Pinehurst — The Story of the Rebirth of No. 2, is available onsite and online at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club.

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September 2014

For Sale

The house across the street grieves for footsteps, laughter, somebody mixing drinks and platters of small things passed around and back. Later, it wants music, the fireplace lit, lights lowered, then black. After a spot of darkness, it needs the smell of coffee, bacon wrinkling in the pan, toast browning under a coat of butter in the oven. Outside, gold finches and chickadees beat the kitchen window to say no one has filled the feeders. The walk, matted with leaves, has no footprints. The doorbell does not ring. Windows, bare as they’ve never been before are aware of things they’ve never seen. The garden is a lone struggle, tatters of unchecked shrubs, perennials not sure if they’re welcome back and sun, bold voyeur makes shadows in grays and tan. Wind and rain have gone, whistling, blowing off steam. Even the sky is empty. The garden’s fountain still. It misses the hose, watering can, rakes and net. Algae knits a shawl. Vines climb past the door, while trees go skyward. Whatever blooms will bloom for itself in the nest of quiet. — Ruth Moose

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The Power of a Porch

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By Jim Dodson • Photographs by Tim Sayer and L aura Gingerich

blue million years ago, I spent my last term of my college life living on the screened porch on an old Victorian house. Facing the Great Recession of 1975 and a lousy job market, I made the last-minute decision to return to school for an extra semester in order to complete a double major and buy time until I could figure out what to do after graduation. Unfortunately, my only housing options were to share a room with a complete stranger in a freshman dormitory or make do with a friend’s mother’s elderly aunt’s “sleeping porch” in a slightly seedy Victorian manse next door to the rowdiest fraternity house on campus. Naturally I chose the porch. In part this was because I associated porches with my family life in the South having spent many summer nights actually sleeping on my Aunt Esther’s sleeping porch at her rustic “camp” on a branch of the Potomac River in West Virginia. The other reason I chose the porch option was, I’ll confess, cheapness — one hundred bucks for the entire semester. The deal came with an ancient iron bed that could have come from either a reform school or an orphanage yard sale, a small pink dresser of indeterminate origin, a frayed wing chair and a wobbly stand lamp. There was also a ceiling fan that had one lazy speed and an antique Kelvinator refrigerator from the late 1950s humming

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at the opposite end of the porch. The owner used it to store her garden seedlings in. I was granted use of the house’s kitchen and allowed to use the small bathroom where, in an earlier age, the hired man cleaned up. If it wasn’t exactly home, it wasn’t exactly awful either. In fact, I came to love living on that porch, savoring sleep in the open air and the sounds of the Southern night — the rustle of animals, songs of night birds, doors opening and closing and voices carrying through the backyards along the street. Autumns in eastern Carolina pass slowly with warm days and cool nights right up till about Thanksgiving. Apart from weekend rush parties at the frat house — loud music, regular police visits and the sound of retching from neighboring shrubs — I came to love my nights on a sagging porch. A few years later, I happened to mention this to Mississippi novelist Eudora Welty during one of her periodic visits to Atlanta. Having been fortunate enough to have been invited to a small reception and dinner party for the iconic Southern writer, the subject of why the South produced so many fine writers had come up. A simple answer came from Miss Welty. “Porches. We’re a race that grew up on porches.” She explained that porches were central to the cultural life of the South simply because, in an age before TV and radio and air conditioning, neighbors and family members gathered on porches on warm nights to cool off, swap gossip and tell stories. “Porches are how we learned about life, who’d been born and who’d

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Max and Myrtis Morrison passed away,” said Dame Welty. “They are where some of us learned our manners and the mother tongue of the South — and got our best stories. Every child, dear, needs a good porch to grow up on.”

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ince that time, basically every house I’ve ever lived in — including those in New England — has had a decent porch of some kind, a good place to sit and think, visit with friends, stack firewood, or simply watch the weather. In fact, it was precisely these factors that made porches something of an American innovation in the Colonial era when builders of rustic houses in the South and West realized the value of adding covered porches to provide shade and keep weather out. Little by little, lean-to roofs gave way to full-blown porches where space was provided for entertaining guests or simply sitting. In some parts of the antebellum South, classical front porches — borrowing directly from Renaissance designs of colonnaded porticos — became architectural symbols of wealth and social status. In other circumstances, a good front porch simply afforded residents the opportunity to see who or what was passing by — a way of keeping up with town affairs. By the Victorian era, many better American homes featured porches front and back for both ornamentation and privacy — one famous architect noting that porches “unified” a structure the way verandahs and covered walkways did for temples and Medieval churches. Ironically, the coming of the auto age and explosive urbanization after the Second World War — traffic noise, fumes and the coming of air conditioning — drove residents back indoors and reduced many city porches to little more than entry stoops, though the new urbanization movement of the past two decades has adopted porches as elements that emphasize and encourage a sense of community. That’s been a key element in why some home builders see the 21st century as a golden era of the New Age porch. “We found a growing interest in them — and in the variety of uses for porches,” notes Sandhills builder Alex Bowness. “After all,” he says, “we live in a climate here that encourages folks to be outdoors nine or ten months a year, and a porch — screened or

otherwise — is a great way of extending the house to the outdoors. The other factor is the relaxation. Porches are where memories are made.” The latest trend, he says, is including unporch-like features to porches: “More and more folks are adding fireplaces or even kitchen features traditionally found inside of the home.” He mentions a recent project at CCNC in which an existing gable was extended sixteen feet to create a cathedral ceiling and a porch with a commanding view of the golf course. “In our own home,” Bowness adds, “the porch is where we do the lion’s share of entertaining and encourage folks to go. It just makes the social setting so much more comfortable.” To Trish and Gates Harris, the handsome porch of their classic Weymouth home is central to the pulse of family life. “We do everything on our porch,” notes Trish. “It’s been a touchstone for our family for over twenty years. It’s where I always have my morning coffee and our sons grew up hanging out with their friends or just playing by themselves. I have the nicest memories of lying in bed with my husband on summer nights with the windows open listening to voices and laughter on our porch. It really does give you a profound sense of home.” Down on Blue Street in Aberdeen, Poplar Knight Spot owner Janet Kenworthy can’t imagine life without her porch. “I love our porch because a day never passes without comfort there; a breeze in the summer, a sliver of sunshine on the coldest day, friends gathering, or quiet time alone. Meanwhile, my longtime Southern Pines neighbor (and surrogate Mama) Myrtis Morrison has cleverly transformed her broad uncovered back porch — elevated between a sun room and a utility room — into an outdoor dining room set among lush blooms and feeders that draw hungry birds of every sort, especially cardinals and hummingbirds. “As I’ve gotten older,” she notes, “getting out to the garden has been harder to do. But I’ve brought the garden to my porch and find it gives me even more pleasure because even when we’re not out there using it, the porch is so full of activity and life it simply invites you to step out and sit and visit with someone — or just be quiet and surrounded by nature yourself.” PS

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Three Barns

History, mystery and efficiency define a trio of extraordinary Southern Pines barns By Toby R aymond • Photographs by L aura L. Gingerich

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urning into the driveway from North May Street, signature magnolia trees bow in welcome as they line the corridor of a gentle rise crowned by the legendary Brewster Barn. Embracing the majesty of a bygone era — a time when the living was gracious and tradition reigned — the barn was the brain-child of George Brewster in 1949, who with Pappy Moss, Master of the Moore County Hounds, brought to life the premier showplace of the day. Not many barns are approved for entrée into the National Register of Historic Places, but from its entrance, complete with stately columns and wedding-cake brick steps, to the great room just beyond the imposing oak, it’s stunning. Intricately laid hardwood floors complement the wide-plank, heart-pine paneling, crafted from trees harvested from the property. However, it is the massive wood-burning fireplace that commands immediate attention. It added warmth to many a party, including the 75th anniversary of the Moore County Hunt Club. On the far end of the room, side doors open to individual cedarlined closets for the prescribed hunt apparel, complete with drawers for hair nets, gloves and assorted paraphernalia, including the allimportant accoutrements: sandwich case and sherry flask.

Once properly attired, there is ready access to the stable itself, which boasts fourteen airy stalls and two wash bays. Originally created as a carriage barn, in addition to housing the mandatory hunters and show horses, the wide asphalt aisle and unusually tall doorways can easily accommodate a four-in-hand and coach. And, in keeping with the grand design, the lofty ceiling, dotted with skylight windows and three cupolas that can be opened and closed, helps to keep the air moving while also supplying additional light. Brewster clearly wanted to build a barn like no other, and as such, spared no expense when it came to providing for horse and rider. Every detail was considered: The hardware was custom-made, which included self-oiling hinges, a guest apartment built above the stalls, along with a cat walk for strolling around the barn’s interior perimeter; and even a bandage roller was installed in the tack room. The grounds too made a statement. With a nail-free wooden breaking pen, many a horse was started under saddle for the hunt, the race track, as well as the show ring. Deeded as a contiguous property to the Foundation, Brewster’s ultimate triumph, the barn that bears his name still remains a symbol of elegance in the heart of Southern Pines horse country.

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itting on top of the hill of his newly purchased 25 acres on May Street in 1986, Mark Weissbecker, four-star event rider, trainer and coach, saw the promise of Winter Book Farm unfold before him. With a focus on light and ventilation, he wanted to incorporate a spacious environment that also afforded maximum efficiency. Envisioning a courtyard design that captured the morning sun and afternoon shade, he planned fourteen pinepaneled stalls complete with extra-large barred windows and metal screen doors to allow for unlimited air flow. With two wash stalls to accommodate the many horses in training, he also pictured a duplicate four-stall set-up at the opposite end to house short-term boarders. After Denis McCollough drew up the plans, John Weidmer of Jay-Kar Contracting took up the torch, leaving no stone unturned when it came to ensuring the safety of both horse and handler. Having an organized, well-run operation was equally important. Bedding is conveniently located in a closed-door bay to reduce dust, as is the farm equipment. And with a capacity for 3,000 bales of hay, a central drop down area is large enough to hold several in reserve for distribution throughout the day. A horseman of many years, Weissbecker knows what works in a barn, and more to the point, knows what doesn’t. Mindful of even the smallest detail, he designed two well-appointed feed rooms at each wing that feature distinctive grain bins and sinks for work-friendly ration preparation. On top of which, there is a dedicated room with enough space to comfortably store a wealth of blankets, buckets and supplies, along with a washer/dryer and bathroom/shower combination; a veritable horse person’s dream come true! In addition, there is a cozy apartment for Weissbecker’s mother and a large three bedroom apartment over the barn for the working students who are key to the success of Winter Book Farm. The jewel in the crown, however, is the tongue-and-groove wood-paneled office, which doubles as the tack room and end-of-day meeting place where wine and laughter rule. The inviting, oversized leather chairs are more like mini-couches that you can sink into forever. Historic horse prints accent the walls, and an imposing baroque desk provides the focal point for Weissbecker’s many executive tasks. The manicured grounds are both impressive and practical. Including easy access paddocks, a permanent cross-country schooling field, jump ring and dressage arena that touts state-of-the-art sand/rubber footing, everything is geared for horse and rider to train at all levels of competition. Capped by a driveway lined with pecan trees that Weissbecker harvests regularly, Winter Book Farm is a testimony to what can be achieved when form follows function.

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nchanting is but one word to describe the half-mile drive down the winding one-lane dirt road. Captivating is another, as venerable longleaf pines stand like so many sentinels, together with a riot of ground cover that escorts you on your way to a thicket where a corner of the low-rise roof comes into view, signaling your arrival at the stable. A structure in complete harmony with the surroundings, it was designed by architect, David Elgin Dodge, with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Originally a private home, the location was ideal to house young hunters in training for sale or show during the winter season. In order to meet their particular needs, however, the first order of business was to establish a stable in place of the living room. Modeled in keeping with his mentor’s philosophy, Dodge paid homage to nature throughout, from the wisteria-bloom, brick patterns on the interior wall, to the “Arc de Triomphe” main entrance. At the same time, the utmost attention to detail ensured the safety of its inhabitants. For instance, the partitions between stalls were constructed for air to flow through, but not for horses to be able to touch each other. When it came to ventilation, here too, a well-thought-out plan was put into place. The low-hanging eves were designed as a counterpoint safety measure to the exceptionally large, shatter-proof windows. Not only was the intention to allow for ample air-flow, but a sense of freedom during stable time encouraged contented, happy horses. Additionally, the oversized windows allowed horses to observe riders, carriages and the hunt as it passed by while they were safely in their stalls. On top of which, magnificently appointed skylight windows and ceiling vents were installed to capture light and air from above. A dedicated, fire-proof hay room was added just off the main aisle, and a copper-faced grain bin, with multiple feed compartments, was constructed to oblige Sir Thomson, a prize thoroughbred stallion, who preferred native oats. The door from the barn led directly to the lounge and tack area with comfortable chairs and tables to gather around. The stage was always set for festive dinner parties and hunt breakfasts, which were spread out upon an heirloom marble table from a full-service kitchen while logs crackled in a fireplace. Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence figured prominently outdoors as well. With minimal invasiveness, five split-rail paddocks, an outdoor wash stand and round pen, complete with an octagonal wooden mounting block, were laid-out in concert with the environment. Added to this was a number of discreetly placed, exquisite stone sculptures created by master sculptor Stefan Bach. A final salute to the landscape that inspired such serenity takes form in the inconspicuous, meandering trails, where riders and drivers are always welcome to take pleasure in this quintessential, equestrian Shangri-La. PS

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By Gayvin Powers • Photographs by John Gessner

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hen it came to designing a functional living structure, the iconic American architect Frank Lloyd Wright reportedly admonished his disciples: “Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.” These days, with backyard chicken coops popping up everywhere across the urban and suburban landscapes, a designer chicken coop may well be in your own homesteading future -- and closer than you think. Exhibit One in these parts must certainly be Jerry’s Hen House, if not quite a cathedral at least a local chicken coop of unforgettable dimensions located on the sedate and beautiful Inchelene estate owned by Robert Fessler and his family With its charming classic lines, slate roof and nesting boxes that could have come straight from The Pottery Barn, Jerry’s Hen House is so inviting

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that a visitor might be inclined to feel a pang of “chicken envy” at the luxurious living accommodations of “le poulet haute” found at Inchelene. Though it may be slightly beyond the working interest of resident chickens, Jerry’s coop provides plenty of visual distractions and inspiration to human visitors, including the wire egg basket chandelier, a painting of Jerry the Rooster ceremoniously hanging front and center, and views of the estate’s vineyard and a horse barn that presently houses the property’s various strays including a pair of mewing tortoise-shell kittens named Laverne and Shirley. Chicken envy aside, this place is special and Jerry is at the center of its back-

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story. When some Australorp chicks arrived, fifteen turned out to be females and one a mystery chick. As time went on, the mystery chick turned out to be a quite possessive rooster. With this discovery, Fessler and Olivia Lynn, his sister, thought it only proper to name the rooster “Jerry” after their father who was the inspiration behind the chicken coop. “Our father talked throughout our childhood of retiring to a farm, specifically one with chickens,” Lynn explains. Jerry Fessler was a Marine veteran who met Irene, their mother, in Australia. Is it a coincidence that Jerry and his fellow chicks are Australorps that genetically hail from Down Under? Not likely, mate. What is surprising is that the two Jerrys (human and avian) are remarkably similar in personality and taste. The Fessler family isn’t shy about telling you that these two handsome patriarchs both take pride in being a firm protector (one of his country, the other of his harem of hens), have moments of heroism and certainly appreciate the opposite sex. The original Jerry was devoted to his wife, and his namesake is dedicated to the many hens residing in his stylish roost. Jerry Fessler received the Navy Cross during his service in the Second World War; Jerry the Rooster stays closer to home when looking for acts of heroism -- and let it be known that if a visitor enters Jerry’s Hen House with open toe shoes, this cock of the walk can do a number on brightly painted toenails. Delicious treats of mealworms can be a good, momentary distraction to keep Jerry’s beak from attacking, but he doesn’t gobble them down. Like a true gentleman, he allows the pampered hens to go first, keeping a wary eye trained on any non-chicken types. A stone fox on the winding path to the coop’s charming red doors welcomes visitors who typically must have a peek inside the Inchelene of chicken coops. But be advised, this rooster takes his duties to heart. “Jerry used to be shy and sweet. Before he realized he was a rooster,” says Lynn. PS

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At Penick Village’s innovative Garden Cottage, small is beautiful By Deborah Salomon • Photographs by John Gessner

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ransitioning from home to a home can be unsettling for seniors. The loss of independence, personal space and belongings often accompanies declining health. No wonder seniors dread anything institutional, even newer facilities resembling fine hotels or condo developments for residents who realize, nevertheless, they may eventually need a room along a hallway ending in a nursing station. Penick Village in Southern Pines has a better way. The Garden Cottage serves residents between independent living and skilled care. The concept combines elements of the co-housing trend (small, free-standing family units arranged around a community building with gardens) and senior group homes. The Cottage offers personalized care in a well-appointed, homelike setting. In fact, except for railings along the walls of the extra-wide halls, Garden Cottage could pass for an extended stay motor inn or a resort lodge with a central non-institutional kitchen facing a refectory table overlooking the patio. Residents, some wearing bathrobes, drift in for short-order breakfasts until 10 a.m. And why not? “This is their home. If they want to lay in bed all morning that’s OK,” says social worker/admissions coordinator Kristy Hardin. Residents discuss and plan lunch and dinner menus, which are prepared on the premises rather than sent over from the main building. “I’d never heard of creamed chipped beef,” says Tamika Marsh, the medtech/CNA/cook. Now she knows how to make it. The refrigerator is stocked with snacks for the taking. Weekends mean wine and cheese. “The concept is to keep it small,” Hardin continues. However, for only ten residents, the Cottage itself is huge, free-standing, with a “spa” tub and hair salon, a living room and fenced garden. But make no mistake; residents are not on their own. Caregiver-patient ratio: one to five. “There’s always somebody coming in, asking how you are,” says 99-year-old Freddie Fissell, a

retired RN who moved from an independent living unit in December, after several falls. All residents wear an emergency call-button. Although exterior doors are locked, residents may leave, accompanied or driven to their destination by an attendant. “It doesn’t matter where I live as long as I can get to the library,” says Sara Patterson, an avid reader at 92. “The people here still have their marbles.” Some residents follow soap operas in the Cottage parlor. Occasionally, staff arranges kick bowling (with plastic pins) in the hall. Ladies are welcome at Penick’s central Village House for movies, bridge, meals, visits or “life enrichment” activities. Because so far, no man has applied, opting instead for more traditional assisted living accommodations in another building. Hardin laughs, recalling a gentleman who said he’d lived with one woman for sixty years but he couldn’t live with nine of them. Each oversized bed-sitting room and bathroom includes flat-screen TV, carpet, window treatments and built-in shelves; other furnishings come from home. Residents leave doors open, which makes them more aware of activity and conversation than in an apartment setting. They gather at the table for tea and talk. “You wouldn’t believe the conversation that goes on here,” Marsh says. This socialization combats depression and isolation, Hardin believes. Some cottagers move from Penick independent living units or skilled nursing; others from their homes. Sara Patterson has lived at Penick for ten years, the last six months in Garden Cottage. Hardin determines their readiness by medical factors, coping skills, ability to perform personal care, forgetfulness. The Garden Cottage, open since 2011, works so well that Penick hopes to build a similar therapy cottage/rehabilitation center. “This is almost like living in your own home,” Freddie Fissel says. To which Nicole Carbon adds, “We’re helping them age in a healthy way.” PS

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Flying High Multi-media artist bring ideas to life

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f a house is a sum of its parts, Laurie and Charles Deleot’s 1950s brick ranch flouts the assumption. Here, a thousand fascinating objects do not melt into the whole, like sugar in hot coffee. Rather, the parts stand alone, each begging a story: tables with dissimilar legs, ceramic flip-flops by the door, a full-size Christmas tree (one of three) made from copper tubing, illuminated year-round; clocks with human faces; portraits with no faces; a Hawaiian waterfall; crystal giraffes, clouds, clowns, an acrobat lamp. The master bedroom suite has a mini-kitchen and two-person shower. Throw rugs crisscross at odd angles. Egyptian chariot horses anchor the coffee table and upholstery mismatches polka dots with lush florals. “I don’t follow rules about mixing colors. I just figure out a way to make things work,” Laurie explains. Surreal, psychedelic? Magritte, Dali, Modigliani? Cirque du Soleil? Yves St. Laurent linens, Boticelli’s Venus in sidewalk chalk? Andy Warhol — definitely. The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour stops here. Only a painter/sculptor/printmaker/craftsperson/ cabinetmaker/seamstress/interior designer/gardener could pull this off. Or, as Charles says: “Laurie can do anything.”


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The sky’s not the limit.

More than a little flight-attendant glamour clings to this Californian. Laurie flew United for thirty-one years, mostly scenic routes. Then, “stewardesses” had to be sparkling, attractive, friendly and accommodating. Laurie and Charles met in 1971, during a three-hour delay on the tarmac. Charles, a Naval officer, was returning home to Winston-Salem for Christmas from his posting at Pearl Harbor. The bar was open, the mood convivial. “Laurie was beautiful and exotic,” he recalls. “He was so handsome in his uniform,” she adds. Roll the cameras. On their first dinner date, Laurie twisted a piece of candle wax into a bird. “I knew then Laurie had a gift for creating things,” Charles says. Laurie’s mother exhibited a flair for color; her father was mechanical. Parental genes multiplied exponentially. The dashing officer and raven-haired stewardess married and lived in Hawaiian high-rises overlooking the azure Pacific when they weren’t skiing in Colorado. “But I always found time for art — and to work on my environment,” Laurie says.

“Let’s buy it!”

Unencumbered by children, the winged Deleots animated a magazine layout. But as retirement approached, paradise paled. “The traffic in Honolulu . . . ” They considered California, Arizona, Nevada and coastal North Carolina. Charles had occasion to play golf in Pinehurst in the mid-1990s. “Pretty nice,” he thought. After retiring in 2001, he bought a lot at National Country Club. For the interim, Charles and Laurie rented a log cabin in Weymouth. “We had second thoughts about a gated community,” Laurie says.

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“Then, riding around, we turned up a street and found this house.” The ordinary Southern ranch had received some updating. Bricks were now white, setting the residence apart from clones. “It was clean, had beautiful light (important for an artist),” Laurie noticed. “I could picture our furniture in it. I had a good feeling about this house.” Their decision: “Let’s buy it.”

The eye of the beholder

Her artist’s eye glommed onto possibilities. A circular drive and portico entrance raised the profile. A front bedroom already paneled in knotty pine would, with the addition of French doors, become an office for Charles, president and board chairman of the Patriot Foundation. Why should Laurie closet herself in the garage when the master bedroom could be retrofitted as an atelier? This meant adding a master suite, sunroom and garden of nine distinct pads. Laurie saw the narrow hallway characteristic of ranches as a gallery for larger paintings, dramatically illuminated by spotlights. Of course the kitchen had to go but doesn’t it always?

Through the looking glass

The Deleot’s living room with picture window and fireplace, both ranch staples, is anything but staple. No Jabberwocks or Mad Hatters but enough artful whimsy to justify the white metal Christmas tree, tinkling with glass ornaments (which also dangle from the dining room chandelier), topped with a cherub representing Christ. “Trees were scarce in Hawaii,” Laurie says. A wire one made sense, especially positioned in front of abstract paintings titled Aquatics One and Two, which remind them of Honolulu. Besides, Laurie loves Christmas so why not extend the icon? The sculpturesque leather sofas, far from new, are still pristine white. A mirrored cube table, built by Laurie, reflects two inlaid Chinese case pieces, lacquered red, on opposite walls. Predominant colors may be black and white, but Laurie inserts hot flashes inspired by an acid-green glass bowl from her mother’s collection. Yet the living room walls blush a faint pink. A big room holding, upon close examination, even bigger surprises.

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“. . . these are a few of my favorite things.”

The only surprises in Betty’s Room are a pair of glowing post-modern poly nightstand lamps, contrasting with dark-wood antiques belonging to Laurie’s and Charles’ mothers. The walls — a daring but feminine pale violet. Mrs. Deleot also had décor flair in an age when Winston-Salem matrons stuck to leaf green and rose, broadloom and pleated drapes. Laurie cherishes family pieces throughout the house, building décor around them. But only a bold artiste dares add five, maybe six, fabric and rug patterns to the mix in a small room, without creating sensual overload.

Change-up pitch…high and wide

In a house filled with neon eye candy, Laurie-can-do-anything decided to make the kitchen an oasis of restful, earthy fawn and pewter-gray with simple glass-paned whitewashed maple cabinets — a departure from techie palaces obligatory in new construction. Hues take their cue from paintings of eggplant and eggs — “a neutral palette for food preparation,” which Laurie accomplishes no less artistically. Rest not for long because beyond the kitchen the sunroom explodes, once again, in her trademark black and white, patterns and colors, wicker and weaves, animal motifs and masks and, this time, a Christmas tree contrived from chicken wire.

“. . . Un bon ouvrier utilise toujours de bons outils”

Any truism sounds better in French: A good workman deserves good tools. Laurie’s skylit studio overflows with implements of her media. She studied printmaking with Denise Baker at Sandhills Community College and can now print, etch and lithograph at home. Under the skylight, she also sews, draws, paints and crafts with electronic and hand tools never envisioned by forward-thinking da Vinci. Some, she stores in her mother’s antique breakfront. Laurie’s rag dolls — one, a bride in white lace — belong in an American folklife museum. But her carpentry equipment stays in the garage.

Down the garden path(s).

“My yard is an environment,” Laurie says. She works there for hours. “It is like a canvas, where I create color palettes with my pots.” This canvas appears transplanted from the tropics and beyond. Glass sculpture in the mode of artist Dale Chihuly spins color like a kaleidoscope. A ceramic tile fountain created by

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Laurie represents a Hawaiian horizon with shallow and deep waters. Plants grow out of purposely broken containers. Hibiscus, rose of Sharon, moonflowers, lotus, a smiling Buddha, furniture in rainbow primaries and so much more fill the nine grassy areas delineated by brick pathways — each separate, each inviting, some for beauty alone, others with deeper meanings.

The Kermit effect

Really, brick walls in the TV room painted a green so acid that it burns the eyes? “People used to walk by at night and stare in, or knock on the door,” Laurie says. The unusual color originating with her mother’s glass bowl appears in softened versions throughout the house as though gathering strength for the nook, otherwise notable for a reddish leather sofa and dark chairs in a boxy silhouette popular when the Dumont sprouted rabbit ears.

A work in progress . . . still

Laurie has outgrown her studio and plans to enlarge. This new construction will extend the footprint of the first single-family dwelling the Deleots have owned. No longer does the Southern ranch appear Southern or ranch. Within, Laurie moves furniture and artwork, providing fresh visuals. “We have art stuff in every corner,” Charles comments, “But it’s interesting even for the people who live here.” Neighborhood children are invited in for an Art Day. Dinner guests experience a vernissage. “Charles just lets me be playful. This is a happy house,” Laurie says. “I only wish we had several more lifetimes to live here.” Home is her atelier, her workshop — ultimately her gallery. And what more fitting than a rambling 1950s ranch with good light and generous wall space unencumbered by moldings. The walls are occupied without looking crowded. Furnishings defy classification: a mirror cube table reflects a Chinese armoire. How this couple arrived in the pine forests beyond Midland Road reads like another fairy tale. PS

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Discovering serendipity and the sacred at Cape Fear Botanical Garden By Karen Mireau • Photographs by Thomas Keever

It seems like an enchanted dream. From the moment I enter Cape Fear Botanical Garden, all of my senses are instantly under its spell. But for birdsong, the gentle plash of a fountain and the breeze coursing through the trees, quietude reigns. I then hear the sound of children. And there they are — a group of middle school kids approaching the Wellons Arbor, laughing and talking, examining the new buds of the “New Dawn” roses, running their fingers over the bark of the chocolate mimosa trees bookending the path. No phones, no iPods, no video games in hand, just happy, healthy faces, completely engaged with nature. It seems an anachronism, but no — it’s not an illusion.

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hese, I learn, are kids who have been hand-chosen from the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland County to attend a special weeklong summer camp at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden. They are one of many groups, both child and adult, who find the garden an exceptionally rich learning environment. In fact, over 4,500 children reap the benefits of the Cape Fear Botanical Garden on an annual basis. Classrooms visit as part of the state-sanctioned North Carolina standard curriculum. Their field trips include a one and a half mile walk along the banks of the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek. Volunteer docents and educational coordinators provide interpretation, guidance and a bit of lighthearted entertainment on the trail. For kids who have never been in the woods before, this can be a life-altering experience. Frogs, turtles, snakes, foxes, deer, voles and other wildlife can be

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Happiness shows on the faces of Campers from Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland County (top, left and right) as they play in the Garden. Carmen Psaltis (top, left), a Kenan Fellow, and Western Harnett Middle School teacher, with Sherry Carpenter (top, right), Naturalist and Education Coordinator, teach Nature Nuts campers about “Farm to Food.” glimpsed firsthand. Birders of all ages find that native herons, egrets, swans, ducks and migratory birds are especially prevalent thanks to the garden’s designation as part of the North Carolina Birding Trail (http://ncbirdingtrail.org), which preserves habitat and encourages rare bird conservation, education and activities. Self-guided tours for children (and adults) are also offered throughout the year. Little ones will find the Children’s Garden, which contains a Lilliputian labyrinth, a natural sand play area, water features and an adjacent Butterfly Stroll (a 450-foot paved walk showcasing one-hundred different plants that attract butterflies) to be irresistible fun, but the trails and walkways also offer many stroller-friendly environments and lots of open space for toddlers to run and play. “We’ll be adding even more interactive features, such as a tree walk, swinging bridges, tree houses and a butterfly maze,” their very knowledgeable and enthusiastic director of horticulture, Adriana Quiñones, says. “It will be so much fun to see this evolve!” College students also find the garden a valuable “living laboratory.” Fayetteville Technical Community College, which offers an associate’s degree in horticulture technology, houses their FTCC Horticulture Education Center adjacent to the Garden’s Wyatt Visitors Pavilion complex. Students get handson experience with over 2,000 cultivated and native eastern North Carolina plants at the garden. Interns from the school, as well as Master Gardeners from around the area, assist in maintaining the grounds as part of their curriculum. “The Master Gardeners and students are essential in keeping the garden looking spectacular,” says Meg Suraci, director of marketing. “They’re amazing. We are so grateful for their ongoing help and expertise.” The garden welcomes volunteers year-round. “We’re always happy to have anyone who’d like to have fun and make a difference,” notes Suraci. Activities include lending a hand to the horticulture staff, assisting with admissions or administration, leading a walking tour, driving visitors in a golf cart, or helping at special events or festivals.

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onceived in 1989 by community gardening enthusiasts as an urban oasis just two minutes from downtown Fayetteville, the garden operates (remarkably, with only a horticulture staff of six) as a stand-alone nonprofit through donations, memberships, admissions, venue rentals, volunteer time and corporate sponsorships. The garden and the Wyatt Visitors Pavilion Complex encompass eighty acres — two-thirds of which are devoted to wild indigenous hardwood and natural loblolly pine forest, as well as collections of camellias, daylilies and hostas. There is also a gingko tree donated by the U.S. National Arboretum, as well as many other ornamental trees in the Garden itself. The cultivated areas are structured, but by no means formal, and include a broad range of plantings, features and habitats. “The bones of this garden are good,” assures Quiñones. “Its overall personality is casual, and it’s a great place to

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connect people and plants. One of the things I love to do is to introduce people to new things, like heat-tolerant petunias, that they might enjoy growing in their own gardens.” In addition to the diversity of the gardens themselves, heritage farm life can be experienced by touring the on-site homestead and agricultural structures, which date to the late 1800s. These were moved to the property beginning in 1996, renovated by volunteers, and include a farmhouse with antique furnishings; a log corn crib and smokehouse; a general store showcasing period tools and products; and a hand-hewn, hand-chinked tobacco barn, which is also used for demonstrations and educational programs. The surrounding gardens and fruit trees are historically accurate and offer glimpses of vegetables, field crops (such as cotton, corn and tobacco) and herbs for cooking and cleaning that were grown at that time.

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he Gazebo and Great Lawn are bordered by perennial flowerbeds and provide a stunning backdrop for wedding parties and other festivities. Since opening the 33,000-square-foot, world-class Wyatt Visitors Pavilion in April 2011, the garden has hosted over 500 weddings and receptions, military formals, business functions and private events (large and small) — both indoors and out. The octagonal 6,685-square-foot Orangery with an indoor fountain and tile floor is the crown jewel of the complex. With a 52-foot-high natural pine deck ceiling and cupola, it receives plenty of natural light through arched glass doors that open onto a pavered patio overlooking the garden. A catering kitchen and

flower room, as well as a bridal suite, are situated off the main room, making it a self-contained event space that brides rave about. The Grand Hall, with a steel beam ceiling, brick walls and a wall of floorto-ceiling windows, also receives lots of natural sunlight and offers a beautiful view. This area can be utilized as one large room or subdivided into three smaller spaces. “The Grand Hall is perfect for business meetings and corporate retreats or intimate functions,” says Suraci. The garden offers an enticing calendar of seasonal events, from concerts to plant sales. To mark their twenty-fifth anniversary, it will feature “Favorite Vignettes From the Silver Screen” in a Trio Gala with the Fayetteville Symphony and the Cape Fear Regional Theater on September 5, from 7-10 p.m. Gourmet refreshments will be served by Elliott’s of Pinehurst. There’s even talk of a “signature cocktail” designed just for the gala. As part of the Fall Concert Series, the Fayetteville Symphony also performs on September 19 for a members-only concert. On September 26 the public is invited to attend a “Dave Brubeck Tribute” honoring the legendary jazz artist with a performance by a traditional jazz combo under the stars. (See more on their Web page under http://www.capefearbg.org/home/calendar/). And don’t miss the upcoming “The 11th Annual Heritage Festival” in October or December’s “Holiday Lights,” which offers visitors a special treat — the ability to walk through parts of the garden at night while it is a-sparkle with a thousands of colored lights, as well as offering visits with Santa, local music and holiday crafts.

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Fayetteville Urban Ministries “Find a Friend” mentors and campers are intrigued during a horticulture program. “Although bridge construction makes it a little challenging to access us right now, we’re just off I-95 and a gateway for many attractions in Fayetteville,” says Suraci. “It’s a great day trip, especially if you’re coming from Pinehurst or Southern Pines.”

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ach person on the garden staff has local roots, and many have a military background. Staff photographer Thomas Keever has the enviable job of capturing images of plants and flowers throughout the seasons. “It’s an incredible place to shoot,” Keever says. “Although there is a fee for professionals, amateurs are always welcome to come and explore their creativity.” Inspiration has also led to a partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project and Fort Bragg’s Warrior Transition Battalion. A six-week “Intro to Hort” program was launched in 2014 to highlight the cognitive, occupational, physical and spiritual benefits of gardening. “With Fort Bragg nearby, we truly represent our constituency,” says Ry Southard, who came on board this year as executive director. “As a public garden, and the first garden in the U.S. to have Army legal approval to accommodate soldiers in transition, it is an essential part of our vision to provide a healing and rehabilitative space to those who have served our country. And we continue to listen closely to soldiers and wounded warriors to find out their true needs.” In addition to the Horticultural Therapy Garden, a Meditation Sundial Garden is currently on the drawing board, which will provide a completely quiet area surrounded by what Southard calls “the

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Sherry Carpenter (top, right), Naturalist and Education Coordinator, catches and releases butterflies, frogs and ladybugs while teaching campers about life cycles.

world’s slowest carousel of color.” Something will always be in bloom, created by a cropped canopy of trees, shrubs and perennials surrounding a center with accessible seating and an audio water feature. “It is our hope that those of all abilities will find this to be a place to come and heal and find spiritual peace,” he says. Southard also has plans to expand the accessibility of the gardens in general. “After all,” he reminds us, “kids’ wheelchairs are not the same height as adult chairs — and you don’t have to be a veteran to have an injury. We are constantly making adjustments to path widths, seating, the height of the borders and building new features that put plantings within enjoyment of every person.” It is his priority to create an overall program for horticultural therapy. “It’s my passion to provide accessibility, safety and a great visitor experience for every level of ability,” he emphasizes. As William Hazlett wrote: “We do not see Nature with our eyes, but with our Hearts.” Shade and shadow and sunlight dance upon the leaves, leading us further along the path. The aromas of grass and the perfume of flowers are ever present, ever changing. Color, form and texture are visual nourishment, balm for our beleaguered, all-too-busy souls. A garden, after all, is intended to revitalize us, to reawaken us to the unfolding mystery of Earth, to connect us back to our essential selves. And this, the sacred space of the Cape Fear Botanical Garden delivers . . . in ways both playful and profound.

CONTACT/FIND CAPE FEAR BOTANICAL GARDEN 536 N. Eastern Boulevard PO Box 53485 Fayetteville, NC 28305 910.486.0221 / Phone 910.486-4209 / Fax www.CapeFearBG.org UPCOMING EVENTS AT CAPE FEAR BOTANICAL GARDEN

Fall Concert Series

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra returns to the garden for a family-friendly, Friday evening outdoor concert series. September 19 — “Strike!” upbeat, lively music performed by the Percussion Section, accompanied by principal flutist, Sarah Busman.* September 26 — “Dave Brubeck Tribute” featuring the traditional jazz combo of piano, alto sax, string bass, and drum set performing pieces written by the legendary jazz artist. October 3 — “Pops in the Garden” featuring a brass quintet performing popular music of today and well-known works. October 10 — “Swing for the Stars” featuring a variety of jazz, swing, and big band music. *The September 19 concert is for garden members only. Members can bring a guest for $15, or a non-member can pay to become a member at the door and enter for free. The admission for each of the other concerts in the series is $10 member, $15 non-member, $5

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children ages 6-10; Free for age 5 and under. Gates open at 6 p.m. with performance at 7 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket. Chair rentals available. Light dinner fare and beverages will be available for purchase. Beer and wine cash bar. * Rain or shine! In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held indoors. Please no outside food, beverages or pets.

Wine & Whimsy Painting

September 18, 2014: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Make it a date night or even a girls’ night out. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer while painting your “masterpiece.” A canvas, paint, brushes, palette, an easel and instruction will be provided. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle along with a few beer selections. Fee: $20 per member; $25 for non-member. Limited to 16 attendees — register early! Advance registration required. 910.486.0221 x 27 • www.capefearbg.org

Bird Watching Workshop

Saturday, September 27, 2014: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Take a guided walk with an education staff member and a local bird expert to identify birds in the garden and Fayetteville. Bring your own binoculars. A limited number of binoculars available to borrow. Fee: $15 per member; $20 for non-member. Advance registration required. 910.486.0221 x 27 • www.capefearbg.org

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Holiday Lights

Select December evenings With thousands of lights, the garden is set aglow transforming it into a sparkling wonderland. Select evenings play host to Santa, local choral and instrumental groups, holiday craft making, and much more.

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11th Annual Heritage Festival

Saturday, October 4 — Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Down on the farm with 2 fun-filled days of Cape Fear Region history taking place in our Heritage Garden Complex made up of a farm house, general store, tobacco barn, and more. Among other fun activities, bring your Li’l Abners and Daisy Maes to learn how to churn butter the ol’ fashioned way! Music, games, story-telling and more. Garden admission fee applies.

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Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2015 Fayetteville Camellia Club will present hundreds of blooms for viewing. Lectures, demonstrations, and tours of the Mary McLaurin Camellia Garden, which contains more than 300 camellia plants and is part of the American Camellia Trails are planned. PS Karen Mireau is founder of Azalea Art Press, a boutique publishing house in Southern Pines. You can write her at Azalea.Art.Press@gmail.com.

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September

“The true beloveds of this world are in their lover’s eyes lilacs opening, ship lights, school bells, a landscape, remembered conversations, friends, a child’s Sunday, lost voices, one’s favorite suit, autumn and all seasons, memory, yes, it being the earth and water of existence, memory.”
 — Truman Capote

By Noah Salt

The Garden To-Do List

Out in the garden, things are looking a bit thin on the ground. Mums are at their peak along with a few late blooming shrub roses and the black-eyed Susans go on for a spell. Still, the end is now in sight. Time to pull out the September to-do list . . . • As vegetables and flowers fade, begin raking out beds and leaves and adding them to the compost pile. • At the beginning of the month, sew seeds for early winter greens. • Start to transplant and divide perennials and shrubs. • Discontinue fertilization of most flowering shrubs. • Prepare outdoor houseplants for indoor life by making sure they are free of disease and insects. Clean with a mild diluted soap and water. • Seriously hydrate your flowering shrubs and trees, preparing them for winter. • Keep lawn mowed to two inches and water well. September is the time to apply winter fertilizer. • Purchase spring bulbs for October planting. • Plant spinach and kale for later autumn harvest. • Plant new trees and shrubs – though not too deep. • Have your soil tested and heavily mulch tender shrubs and trees.

Grover Did It The idea for a holiday celebrating the dedication of American laborers and honoring the impact of ordinary working Americans on the economic well-being of the nation originated with a New York trade machinist in 1882 and soon spread to thirty other states before the federal government officially adopted Labor Day as a national holiday in 1894. Ironically, president Grover Cleveland signed it into law six days after a scandalous Pullman strike in which U.S. Marshalls killed several striking workers. Parades and speeches by politicians quickly became the stuff of traditional Labor Day affairs, along with civic picnics and outdoor band concerts. By the 1960s and 70s, however, as the popularity of trade unions waned, Labor Day grew to be regarded as a symbolic end of summer vacation, heralding the resumption of public schools and the start of football season. Though it lags far behind other national holidays in terms of spending, Labor Day is regarded as a major back-to-school consumer-spending holiday. A few stats from the most recent U.S. Census bear this out: • Approximately 156 million workers over the age of 16 celebrate the holiday. • Roughly $8 billion is spent on family clothing. • Bookstores consider this their peak season, racking up $2.5 billion in sales. • Largest occupation in the nation: Retail sales employ 4.34 million people.

Season of Memory Autumn doesn’t officially arrive until the 23rd this month. Yet the coming of September speaks quietly of transitions, changes, new beginnings, perhaps even the start of transformations. Studies show dating increases and so do church attendance, restaurant business and visits to personal therapists. Life in general revs up with fresh purpose, the beach house is closed for the season, the garden grows paler as summer’s last melons and tomatoes rot underfoot. Some have called this the “Season of Memory” because families return from vacation and everything from daily routines to fashions suddenly change. The famous societal prohibition against “wearing white clothes after Labor Day” hails from an era when well-to-do families returned to the city from their country retreats and stored their “summer whites,” adopting the pragmatic wardrobes of autumn work and school. PineStraw : The Art & Soul of the Sandhills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 2014

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Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3211 or www. thecountrybookshop.biz.

Wednesday, September 3

LUNCH & LEARN. Enjoy lunch and a • goodie bag while talking about this month’s

theme ‘Take it Away! Tattoo Removal.’ RSVP to (910) 295-1130.

Friday, September 5

AUTHOR AT THE BOOKSHOP. 1:00 • p.m. Tracy Guzeman with The Gravity of Birds.

FIRST FRIDAY. 5 – 8:30 p.m. A family• friendly evening featuring the band ‘Simplified,’ food & beverages, entertainment. Grassy area adjacent to Sunrise Theater, 250 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines. Info: www.firstfridaysouthernpines.com.

ART EXHIBIT. 6 – 8 p.m. Arts Council • of Moore County is proud to present its • • • • •

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September art exhibit featuring Michele Hastings & Jeff Brown Pottery. Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-2787 or acmc@ mooreart.org.

SPECIAL ART EXHIBIT. 5 p.m. Join for a • very special art exhibit themed ‘An Evening in

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MEET THE ARTIST AT WORK. Noon • – 3 p.m. Meet Artist Diane Kraudelt while she

works. Hollyhocks Art Gallery, 905 Linden Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 255-0665 or www. hollyhocksartgallery.com.

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SUNDAY KIDS’ MOVIE. 2:30 p.m. In • this film, Elliott, a troubled child, summons the

courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 West Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

Monday, September 8

SANDHILLS PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB. • 7 p.m. This meeting features “A Look At Changing Technology of Photography” by Sandy Berger with guests welcome. Hannah Center Theatre Center at the O’Neal School, 3300 Airport Road, Southern Pines. Info: www.sandhillsphotoclub.org.

Tuesday, September 9

a.m. This program is reserved for ages birth to 18 months, and will engage parents and children in early literacy practices. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 West Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

SANDHILLS FARMERS MARKET. 2:30 • – 5:30 p.m. Join Chef Sueson Vess demon-

strating how to make summer gazpacho soups from the local produce at the Market, with Recipes and free samples. Village of Pinehurst parking lot, off of Village Green Road West, Pinehurst. Info: www.sandhillsfarmersmarket. com or (910) 722-1623.

Wednesday, September 10

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READ TO YOUR BUNNY PRESCHOOL • STORYTIME. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. This storytime, ‘Happy Birthday’ is reserved for ages birth to 5 years and focuses on activities that build skills necessary for Kindergarten. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 West Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www. sppl.net.

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AUTHOR AT THE BOOKSHOP. 5 p.m. • Barbara Davis with The Wishing Tide. The

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Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3211 or www. thecountrybookshop.biz.

DEDICATION DAY. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Come • down to the library to enjoy refreshments to celebrate the library’s anniversary of moving into its current location. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 West Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

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Thursday, September 11

GATHERING AT GIVEN. 3:30 p.m. • Nancy Smith will be talking about her memories

of growing up in Pinehurst. This event is free and open to the public. Given Memorial Library, 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 295-6022.

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SUPPER ON THE GROUNDS. 5 – 8 • p.m. Celebrate the waning days of summer

with Supper on the Grounds at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities — live music, Jordan Barbecue and a wine and beer tasting by Southern Pines Brewing Co. Admission is $20 for members and $25 for guests. Weymouth Center, 555 East Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-6261.

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Friday, September 12

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT. 7:30 p.m. Bring • the family to watch Despicable Me 2 at the Arboretum in Pinehurst. Village of Pinehurst, 395 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 2951900 or www.vopnc.

Saturday, September 13

BREED SHOW. 8 a.m. — 9 p.m. Come • down to the Harness Tracks to meet breed-

ers and to speak with handlers and breeders about the specific characteristics of breeds. The Military Working Dogs will have a demonstration at noon. Gourmet coffees sandwiches and ice cream will be served. Parking is $5 per car. Harness Tracks, 200 Beulah Hill Road South, Pinehurst. Info: www.mckcnc.com.

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All day at the library, self-led moon-themed crafts will be set up for children and families to enjoy. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 West Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

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AUTHOR AT THE BOOKSHOP. 1 p.m. • Lisa Leake with 100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love. The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3211 or www. thecountrybookshop.biz.

Saturday, September 13

ARTS IN THE PARK. 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. • Come down to Cannon Park for arts and crafts.

Village of Pinehurst, 90 Woods Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 295-1900 or www.vopnc.org.

Sunday, September 14

BREED SHOW. 8 a.m. — 9 p.m. Come • down to the Harness Tracks to meet breeders

and to speak with handlers and breeders about the specific characteristics of breeds. Gourmet coffees sandwiches and ice cream will be served. Parking is $5 per car. Harness Tracks, 200 Beulah Hill Road South, Pinehurst. Info: www. mckcnc.com.

ROOSTER’S WIFE CONCERT. 6:46 p.m. • Award-winning singer-songwriter, Jeanne Jolly,

is invigorating the music scene with her heartfelt lyricism, heavenly range and soulful folk-pop beats tinged in Americana. $15/ $20 at door. The Rooster’s Wife, 114 Knight St., Aberdeen. Info: www.theroosterswife.org.

Monday, September 15

SIP AND PAINT. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Join • resident artist Jane Casnellie as she teaches you

step by step to create your own masterpiece while enjoying a glass of wine and music. All materials and wine included. No previous experience is necessary. Call to register $35 per person. Hollyhocks Art Gallery, 905 Linder Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 255-0665 or www. hollyhocksartgallery.com.

Tuesday, September 16

BABY BUNNIES STORYTIME. 10:30 • a.m. This program is reserved for ages birth to

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Kuumba Festival – Celebration of our African-American Heritage. Saturday, September 27th from 9:00 to 4:00 in Market Park in Laurinburg. Admission is Free. kuumbafestnc.com

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John Blue Cotton Festival Celebrates our rural roots. October 11th – 12th at the John Blue Complex. $5 for adults. Free for children 6 and under. johnbluecottonfestival.com

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Wednesday, September 17

READ TO YOUR BUNNY PRESCHOOL • STORYTIME. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. This storytime,

‘Blast off!’ is reserved for ages birth to 5 years and focuses on activities to that build skills necessary for Kindergarten. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 West Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

Thursday, September 18

DEDICATION OF MEMORIAL FOR • JOYCE FRANKE. Come see this memorial dedication for Joyce who was the driving force behind the creation of the Village Arboretum and the Fair Barn renovation. The Village Arboretum in Pinehurst in front of the Pergola Garden off of Magnolia, 395 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT. 5:30 p.m. Kids in • grades K-5 and their families can explore their

favorite heroes and heroines, what it means to be a hero, and make themselves into special superheroes. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 West Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

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Saturday, September 20

AUTHORS IN THE COUNTRY. 11 a.m. • – 2 p.m. The Country Bookshop is pleased to

present a variety of self-published local authors, signing their books. The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-3211 or www.thecountrybookshop.biz.

MEET THE ARTIST AT WORK. Noon • – 3 p.m. Meet Artist Jane Casnellie while she

works. Hollyhocks Art Gallery, 905 Linder Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 255-0665 or www.hollyhocksartgallery.com.

OKTOBERFEST. Noon – 6 p.m. Come over • to the Pinehurst Arboretum for games, rides, and lots of food. Pinehurst Arboretum, 395 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 295-1900 or www. vopnc.org.

AUTHOR AT THE BOOKSHOP. Time • TBD. Poetry Readings by Malaika Albrech,

Shelby Stephenson, Jackie Shelton Green, Steven Smith. The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad

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Sunday, September 21

ROOSTER’S WIFE CONCERT. 1 p.m. • This show features Molasses Creek from the

remote island of Ocracoke. $15/ $20 at door. The Rooster’s Wife, 114 Knight St., Aberdeen. Info: www.theroosterswife.org.

SUNDAY FILM SERIES. 2:30 p.m. Library • will present a movie about the Apollo 13 mission. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 West Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

THE REUNION PAIRINGS PARTY AND • SILENT AUCTION. 7 – 10 p.m. Bid on items and listen to Henry Cho, nationally known comedian and avid golfer. If unable to play golf but want to attend silent auction, $50/person. Pine Needles Golf Resort, 1005 Midland Road, Southern Pines. Info: (910) 673-1000 or judy. wimmer@carolinasgolf.org.

ROOSTER’S WIFE CONCERT. 6:46 p.m. • New Orleans Suspects is comprised of musi-

cians with experience and versatility that rival any other band the city has ever produced. $15/ $20 at door. The Rooster’s Wife, 114 Knight St., Aberdeen. Info: www.theroosterswife.org.

Tuesday, September 23

COMING SOON A working studio & gallery in downtown Southern Pines Offering Pottery Classes Beginners to Advanced

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BABY BUNNIES STORYTIME. 10:30 • a.m. This program is reserved for ages birth to

18 months, and will engage parents and children in early literacy practices. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 West Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

ANIMATION WORKSHOP. 5:30 p.m. • This workshop shows off some of the tech-

niques and tools that go into making a cool animation for the deadline of September 30 for the animation creation contest of superheroes. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 West Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

Wednesday, September 24

READ TO YOUR BUNNY PRESCHOOL • STORYTIME. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. This storytime, ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ is reserved for ages birth to 5 years and focuses on activities that build skills necessary for Kindergarten. Southern Pines Public Library, 170 West Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Info: (910) 692-8235 or www.sppl.net.

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Thursday, September 25

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CONCERT. • 7 p.m. Community Presbyterian Church in

Pinehurst is presenting a concert for the community featuring Keith & Kristyn Getty, their band, and 100+ back-up singers from all 4 Moore County Presbyterian church choirs. General Admission: $15. Presbyterian Community Church, 125 Everett Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 295-6848 or www.itickets.com/thegettys.

Friday, September 26

QUILTING IN THE PINES. This quilting contest has categories of pictorial and art quilt, which includes cash awards for Best of Show, Viewers Choice and more. Fair Barn, 200 Beulah Hill Road South, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 673-6268.

ART SHOW & OPENING RECEPTION. • 6 p.m. An evening featuring hand drawings and

other works by local artist Brian Matzke. Light refreshments provided. The 210 N. May Gallery, Southern Pines. Info: brianmatzke.co.

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ideas about home, garden, office, and lifestyles improvements. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Cost: $5; 16 and under/free. Elks Lodge, Southern Pines. Info: www.homegardenlifestyleexpo.com.

Saturday, September 27

QUILTING IN THE PINES. Find out what those old family quilts mean with Jane Hall, nationally known quilt appraiser. She will be at the show to do both oral and written appraisal for owners. Reservations for quilt appraisals are accepted. Fair Barn, 200 Beulah Hill Road South, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 673-6268.

Saturday, September 27

ANTIQUE CAR SHOW. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. • Come to the Arboretum to see a variety of an-

tique cars. Pinehurst Arboretum, 395 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst. Info: (910) 295-1900 or www. vopnc.org.

Sunday, September 28

ROOSTER’S WIFE CONCERT. 6:46 • p.m. The Treble Hook Trio shares a passion for bluegrass music, original songwriting, old time

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Art Galleries ABOUT ART GALLERY inside The Market Place Midland Bistro Building, 2160 Midland Road, Pinehurst. The gallery features local artists. Open Monday-Friday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (910) 215-596. ART NUTZ AND RAVEN POTTERY, 125 SW Broad St., Southern Pines. Come see the potter at work. Features art, pottery from local potters, handmade jewelry, glass and more. MondaySaturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (910) 695-1555, www.ravenpottery.com. Artist GAlleRy OF SOUTHERN PINES, 167 E. New Hampshire Avenue., Southern Pines. Features art and fine crafts from more than 60 North Carolina artists. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday. (910) 692-6077.

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Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange St. in historic Aberdeen. Exhibit hours are noon – 3 p.m., Monday-Saturday. (910) 944-3979. Broadhurst Gallery, 2212 Midland Road, Pinehurst. Showcases works by nationally recognized artists such as Louis St. Lewis, Lula Smith, Shawn Morin, Rachel Clearfield, Judy Cox and Jason Craighead. Meet-the-artist opportunities available. Monday-Friday (closed Wednesday), 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m and special appointments. (910) 295-4817, www.broadhurstgallery.com. The Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Avenue., Southern Pines. Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and every third weekend of the month from 2 – 4 p.m. (910) 6924356, www.mooreart.org. The Downtown Gallery inside Cup of Flow, 115 NE Broad St., Southern Pines. Ever-changing array of local and regional art, pot tery and other handmade items. (910) 693-1999. Exchange Street Gallery, Artists League of the Sandhills, 129 Exchange Street in historic Aberdeen. “It’s Southern, Ya’ll,” works of Pat McMahon and Betty DiBartolomeo. September 2-28. Regular hours

noon to 3:00, Monday-Saturday. (910) 944-3979. The Gallery at Seven Lakes at the St. Mary Magdalene building, 1145 Seven Lakes Drive. Just nine miles from the Pinehurst Traffic Circle up 211, this gallery is dedicated to local artists. Wednesday-Thursday 1 – 4 p.m.

SANDHILLS WOMAN’S EXCHANGE, 15 Azalea Road, Pinehurst. All merchandise at the Exchange is handmade by consignors who live in the community. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Lunch served 11.30 a.m – 2 p.m. (910) 295-4677.

Hastings Gallery in the Katharine L. Boyd Library at Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday 7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. HOLLYHOCKS ART GALLERY, 905 Linden Road, Pinehurst. Features artwork by local award winning artists, Phyllis Andrews, Diane Kraudelt, Linda Griffin, Carol Rotter, Jessie MacKay, jeweler Michele Garrett Laster and artist/owner, Jane Casnellie. Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (910) 255-0665, www.hollyhocksartgallery.com. Lady Bedford’s Tea Parlour, 21 Chinquapin Road, Pinehurst. Features local artists. Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (910) 255-0100, www.ladybedfords.com. The Old Silk Route, 113 West Main St., Aberdeen. Specializes in Asian original art, including silk paintings, tapestries, Buddhist Key:

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Seagrove Candle Company, 116 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Showcases art of the Sandhills and Seagrove area. Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., (910) 695-0029. SKY Art Gallery, 602 Magnolia Dr., Aberdeen. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (910) 9449440, www.skyartgallery.com. Studio 590 by the pond in Dowd Cabin, 590 Dowd Circle, Pinehurst. This historic log cabin is the working studio and gallery of artists Betty DiBartolomeo and Harry Neely. Fine oil paintings, commissions and instruction. (910) 639-9404. White Hill Gallery, 407 U.S. 15-501, Carthage, offers a variety of pottery. (910) 947-6100.

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Nature Centers Sandhills Horticultural Gardens (32 acres of gardens). The Sandhills Horticultural Gardens are handicapped-accessible. Daylight hours year-round. (910) 695-3882. Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve (898 acres). 1024 Fort Bragg Road, Southern Pines. (910) 692-2167. VILLAGE ARBORETUM. 35 acres of land adjoining the Village Hall on Magnolia Road, Pinehurst. (910) 295-1900.

Historical Sites Bethesda Church and Cemetery. Guided tours for groups by appointment. 1020 Bethesda Road, Aberdeen. (910) 944-1319. Bryant House and McLendon Cabin. Tours by appointment. (910) 692-2051 or (910) 673-0908. Carthage Historical Museum. Sundays, 2 – 5 p.m. or by appointment. Located at Rockingham and Saunders streets, Carthage. (910) 947-2331. House in the Horseshoe. Open yearround. Hours vary. 288 Alston House Road (10 miles north of Carthage), Sanford. (910) 947-2051.

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Malcolm Blue Farm and Museum. 1 – 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Group tours can be arranged by appointment. (910) 944-7558 or (910) 603-2739. North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday-Friday, at the Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Avenue., Southern Pines. (910) 692-6261. Shaw House. Open 1 – 4 p.m. TuesdayFriday. (910) 692-2051. Tufts Archives. 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturday. (910) 295-3642. Union Station. Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Located in downtown Aberdeen. (910) 944-5902. Sandhills Woman’s Exchange Log Cabin. Open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (910) 295-4677. PS To add an event, email us at pinestraw@thepilot. com by the first of the month prior to the event. Or go to www.thepilot.com and add the event to our online calendar.

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conjunction with a community reading of Wolfe’s novel The Right Stuff. There will be other gatherings honoring Wolfe all month at Penick, The Country Bookshop and Weymouth. The Sunrise Theater will show the movie based on Wolfe’s novel. Info: thecountrybookshop.biz

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September: it was the most beautiful of words . . . evoking orange flowers, swallows and regret. — Alexander Theroux

September Book Events

2014–2015 Visiting Writers Series, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory. • September 4 (Thursday, 7 p.m.) George Saunders “pictured”, popular author of short-story anthologies and recipient of a Guggenheim grant and a MacArthur Genius grant. • September 25 (Thursday, 7 p.m.) Joshua Bennett, an award-winning spoken word poet with performances at the Kennedy Center and the White House. • October 23 (Thursday, 7 p.m.) Rebecca Skloot. Her novel, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a best-seller for four years, is being made into an HBO movie by Oprah Winfrey. • November 13 (Thursday, 7 p.m.) Colum McCann, winner of the National Book Award. His novel, Let the Great World Spin, is a best-seller on four continents. Info: visitingwriters.lr.edu • September 16–20 (Tuesday–Saturday) On the Same Page: Ashe County’s Literary Festival, West Jefferson. Sponsored by Ashe County Arts Council and Ashe County Library. Inspired readers rub elbows and learn with authors that include Wilton Barnhardt, Georgia Bonesteel, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Donna Campbell, Wiley Cash, Elliot Engel, Georgann Eubanks, Philip Gerard, Alan Hodge, Robert Inman, Daniel Wallace and Allan Wolf. Info: onthesamepagefestival.org • September 20 (Saturday, 10 a.m.) North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Fall Meeting, Weymouth Center, Southern Pines. Morning program features readings by winners of the Brockman-Campbell Book Award and the Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition. After lunch, celebrate the poetry and life of A. R. Ammons. Info: ncpoetrysociety.org • September 26–27 (Friday–Saturday) Tom Wolfe, Southern Pines. The Country Bookshop has partnered with Penick Village, a retirement community where Wolfe’s mother stayed. Wolfe will speak for their fiftieth anniversary in

• October 7 (Tuesday) Frank Amoroso, author of Behind Every Great Fortune, will talk about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the focus of his next book, in the Paynter Room, Northeast Library, Wilmington. simplyfrancispublishing.com

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. — Don Marquis Recently, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance honored two North Carolina authors. Former Poet Laureate Cathy Smith Bowers of Charlotte won top honors in the Poetry category for The Collected Poems of Cathy Smith Bowers, published by Press 53 of Winston-Salem. Chapel Hill’s Sarah Dessen, author of eleven novels, won the Young Adult category for The Moon and More. “Reading was my passion” are the words Nicholas Sparks, popular New Bern author, wants carved on his tombstone. Last year, his passionate fans eagerly endorsed his latest best-seller, The Longest Ride. Now this romance novel is being adapted by Fox for a motion picture in Wilmington. Some scenes will be shot in Winston-Salem and Greensboro. Warning: Stock up on tissues before beginning the book or attending the movie.

I do novels a bit backward. I look for a situation, a milieu first, then I wait to see who walks into it. —Tom Wolfe Billy Bowater, the first book published by E. C. Hanes of Winston-Salem, is a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the connection between art and soul, comprehending the back room strategy of politics, or simply wishing to locate and strengthen their own moral compass. Though a novel, this book is loosely based on Hanes’ own experiences as a politician, businessman and defender of the arts. By page eleven, you will be hooked by the charm of Billy and the observations of Lucy Lou, his outspoken gal-pal. blairpub.com Thanks for sending your literary news. Keep me updated at sanredd@earthlink.com. OH Greensboro writer Sandra Redding’s novel, Naomi Wise: A Cautionary Tale, is a riveting story about heartbreak and hope in a Quaker community. Email her at sanredd@earthlink.net.

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Beautiful Home Furnishings Living & Dining Room Suites Home of Beds Direct Mattress Sets

Monk’s Furniture

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Alex and Susan Quinn, Madison Harrington, Terrell Morris

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T h o u g h ts f r o m a p o r c h

A Wonderful Sense of The Absurd By Geoff Cutler

She got real excited after he left —

she was feeling that she hadn’t said goodbye properly. He’s the youngest of her six children and had come to stay with them in Southern Pines at that time of year when the Spring flowers are in bloom, and the rye grass glows its glorious green. When it came time for him to go, he said he was going to stop at Doug’s Auto to put some air in his tires before hitting the road for Boston. She decided if she really hurried, she could say goodbye to Gregory, one more time.

She hollered for Dad and then hustled him out to the car in the garage. As Dad was reaching for the handle to close the passenger side door, Mum was already in reverse and backing the car out. Off came the door on the side of the garage, tearing away from its hinges and crashing unceremoniously to the floor. “Jesus Christ, Lloyd,” Dad screamed, “stop the car, you’ve knocked the god-damn door off.” “Donald, door-schmoor,” she said, “just buckle your seat belt. We’ve got to catch Gregory so we can say goodbye to him again.” My Dad looked across at her with that vacant expression he got sometimes, wondering again whether he had in fact married an utter lunatic. “Lloyd,” he said sternly, “why in God’s name would I want to say goodbye to Gregory again? We’ve been saying goodbye to him for the last half hour.” “Donald, please, you’re being ridiculous.” And with that, she sped off, slinging her finely raked gravel driveway out the back side of her newly minted three door. My father grabbed hold of anything he could so as not to be flung out onto the road. Robert, their caretaker, who’d heard the racket in the garage and come running, looked at the door on the floor, and then the car racing out the driveway and called, “Madam, madam, come back! You’ve left the car door!” You might think this business with the car door illustrated some rather unusual behavior on my mother’s part. Not a bit of it. Not for her. She has a marvelous sense of the absurd and loved this kind of thing. To her, knocking the door off the car to say goodbye to her son again, after she’d just hugged and kissed and carried on about him for a half hour couldn’t have been more normal. But more importantly, her idea of great fun. I remember

playing a role in a similar situation. She and I were driving from Boston to Michigan for summer vacation. We were alone and driving my father’s Oldsmobile. He was going to fly later, preferring instead to remain behind for some quality time at home on his own with the dogs, his rock garden, and endless tins of Stouffer’s Macaroni & Cheese. My sister, who’d recently given birth to my mother’s first grandchild, was driving the same day from New York, and my mother could hardly sit still she was so excited to see her granddaughter. Well, we were making our way down the New York Thruway and Mum spots a station wagon way down the road in front of us. She turns to me and says, “I think that’s Wendy’s car up there. Go catch them and let’s see.” “Mum,” I said, “that does look like Wendy’s car, but we’re already going 75 mph, and I’d just as soon not get pinched.” “Geoffrey, don’t be silly. Just catch them. I’ll pay the ticket.” So I mashed the accelerator of my dad’s Olds to the floor. This was back in the days when American automobiles were so clogged up with emission controls, catalytic converters and who knows what else sapping the power of his V-8 that catching up to the mystery car was nearly impossible. I finally pulled up alongside them, and while the car was virtually identical to my sister’s, its occupants were neither my sister, nor my niece. And my mother saw that just as clearly as I did. She was bereft. I slacked off the gas. We fell back even further than we were from the car the first go around, and that’s when she said, “Geoffrey, are you sure that wasn’t them?” I looked across at her with the same vacant expression so often used by my dad. “I don’t think we got a good enough look. Catch them again.” “Mum, have you lost your mind?” “Geoffrey, please don’t be ridiculous. Just go!” In hot pursuit of the car I knew not to contain any of my family members, something in the Olds’ exhaust system let go, and as we pulled up alongside the wagon for a second time, we were blowing blue smoke and making enough noise to be a stock car. The strangers inside looked over at us with those same quizzically vacant looks on their faces. We waved politely, and my mother seemed to finally accept the sad truth. “Mum,” I said, “now that we’ve managed to damage Dad’s car, I think we better pull off and find a mechanic.” “Geoffrey,” she said, a smile re-igniting on her face, “there’s no time for that now. If they’re not in that car, maybe Wendy and Melissa are already in Harbor Beach. We can’t stop. Now, zoom-a-room!” PS Geoff can be reached at geoffcutler@embarqmail.com.

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Food Demo by Ashten’s • Saturday September 13th 9:30 to 11:30 am. 2nd Anti-Inflammatory food demo by Chef Sueson Vess, Sept. 27th 9:30 to 11:30 am

Tomatoes, Fruits, Veggies, Jams, Meats, Flowers & Plants, Corn, Baked Goods, Prepared Foods, Crafts, Goat Cheese, Peaches, Cantaloupes, Watermelons Mondays- FirstHealth (Fitness Center) Facility courtesy of First Health 170 Memorial Dr • Pinehurst 2pm-5:30pm Will be open through October 27th Open Year Round • Thursdays - 604 W. Morganton Rd (Armory Sports Complex)

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September Songs The thrill ain’t gone yet, Baby!

By Astrid Stellanova September facts: Birthstone is sapphire, and flowers are asters, morning glory and forget-me-nots — but that last flower is a stumper. How on Earth could we forget our unforgettable September children? Raquel Welch, Adam Sandler, B.B. King — sex appeal, laughter and song just ooze out of you! Virgo (August 23—September 22) Birthday Baby, pucker on up! Before you blow out the candles on the cake, you are set free from the wackadoodles who have sucked the air out of the room. “You know I’m free, free now baby/I’m free from your spell” will be your new anthem, just like ole Virgo B.B. King sang it. You are living it, Child. September is the month of your liberation. There’s a full moon in your solar seventh house, and that’s good for romance, with you solidly in control. Venus moves through your sign this month and you are free to be whatever the heck you are (hmmm). With the spell broken, you are back in motion! By the 24th—29th, there’s change in your pockets, too — and you won’t just have return on your money, but some return of money you never thought you’d see again, too. Libra (September 23—October 22) Good Lord, Sugar, your feet look fuzzier than the dice on my rearview mirror. Did you need that second pair of Uggs? With Mercury turning retro in Scorpio it has impact on your personal life and your financial life. Watch the dollars because the unexpected happens, and if you’re wise, you’ll have unexpected money to cover it. By the 23rd, a solar eclipse will mean activity and you’ll also be better off financially. Scorpio (October 23—November 21) You got some big power, and you can use it to better understand your confused self right now. Take a little time during the 2nd–27th to do some inner reflection, versus staring at the mirror. With Mercury in your twelfth house, you have a chance to dig up some self-knowledge you’ve buried deep down inside. And seriously: Did you mean it when you said the only time you were really happy was at the hairdresser? I mean, I know my fingers work magic, but that’s kinda sad, Cupcake. Sagittarius (November 22—December 21) You’ve been on a wonky emotional seesaw. And honey, looks to me like you’ve been up and down more than a stripper’s undies. You’ve got a lot of wishful thinking going on; now you get the focus to make some things happen. Keep at least one eye open until the 12th. On the 13th, Mars enters your sun sign. That spells “jackpot” and you will have more traction than a John Deere with a set of new Michelins at a tractor pull. Capricorn (December 22—January 19) This is an exciting time that could launch your deepest dreams, when Mercury enters your tenth house. But it also may mean travel, or the unexpected. Like my mechanic boyfriend Beau says, sometimes the journey of a thousand miles begins with a bad battery, a leaky radiator, and no wrench or jumper cables. By the 29th, everything seems to turn in your favor. Aquarius (January 20—February 18) Blow up your inner tube and keep treading water! You have more than the average amount of optimism. You are above average, and at least half of the world is below average, and possibly, underwater. You are nearing rough water by the 2nd when Mercury is in your ninth house. It’s a trippy time, so stay afloat, wear those water wings, and be patient. By the 29th you can relax and enjoy calmer waters.

Pisces (February 19—March 20) Red alert! Grandpa Hornblower once had a run of bad luck in September, and he said inside every small problem there was a bigger one about to get out. But then, he was a teensiest bit paranoid. (He also thought that when the realtor showed him a house with the street number 668 it was the Devil’s next door neighbor.) Sometimes you pay to play and this month you will find the energy to keep up with the big dogs. Aries (March 21—April 19) You know money isn’t everything, but your friends and family don’t. Wallet needs to go back into pocket. Or purse. And stay off eBay at least until the taxes are paid and your credit cards are in the black. Something unusual is keeping your nerves on edge, which is so unlike you. You’re usually the one who sets everybody else off. Take a lot of walks and avoid situations that will break your budget — and heart. Taurus (April 20—May 20) Guilty? No need. Somebody had to eat the last bite of pie. (Eata Bita Pi was my great grandaddy’s fraternity.) Lick your fingers and get back to feeling fat and sassy and just an itty-bitty bit entitled. If you don’t convince everybody else you are worth it, try confusing them. It comes so naturally to you. The 5th–29th are a bonanza in the love and fun department. It’s also a good time to be artistic — you may not be Van Gogh, but when you get going you can go-go with the best of them. Gemini (May 21—June 20) Darling, if it is true that money talks, yours just said bye-bye last month. The fact that you don’t yet know is that it may help numb the pain until the 4th. But here’s the skinny on money: It’s going to walk back. This is a Vegas month for you, and by the 5th you will find everything comes easier. Not only greenbacks come your way, but you get some good lovin’, too. Cancer (June 21—July 22) You’re in high cotton now. But just wait until the truck gets to the gin mill. It ain’t always true that the best things come in small packages — because a big package can hold a whole lot more. A full moon on the 8th will have you sitting in the catbird’s seat, as it is in Pisces, your fellow water sign. It is almost as good when a new moon on the 24th brings very nice possibilities. I’m serious, Sugar. Leo (July 23—August 22) You call whatever you hit the target, just like my friend Marvella Truvo. It’s good to be optimistic, but the target seems to move twice as fast when you chase it this hard. You get a break with some tough financial things later in the month. So rather than obsess, get involved with new friends or a new hobby. And cool your heels, because as Venus moves through, your financial picture gets much brighter. You won’t be Atlantic City rich, but you will definitely be able to afford a ticket to a NASCAR race. PS For years, Astrid Stellanova owned and operated Curl Up and Dye Beauty Salon in the boondocks of North Carolina until arthritic fingers and her popular astrological readings provoked a new career path.

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Mart Dickerson lives in Southern Pines and would welcome any suggestions from her fellow puzzle masters. She can be reached at gdickerson@nc.rr.com.

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Doing the Wave

By Ed Peele

The wave of a hand is

probably one of the simplest gestures we humans share with each other, and it ranks somewhere just behind a smile for helping someone get through the day. And just like the people who offer them, a wave comes in all shapes and sizes. In the little community where I grew up, I often rode with my Papa in our old International pickup that had seen its better days. He drove in a slumped position hunkered down on a seat covered with burlap feed bags to keep the seat springs at bay. His armpit cupped the door where the window should have been had it worked, which it didn’t. We drove and when we met an oncoming truck, he would raise his left hand in some sort of combination wave and tomahawk chop. It was his signature wave, and everyone knew it was him by that wave, just in case they failed to recognize the one-of-a-kind truck. I soon became a small-time student of the wave, my observation post being the passenger seat. Our little crossroads was populated by three of Papa’s brothers, who all hunched over in their respective old trucks, drove with their arms cupped over nonexistent windows and threw up the same tomahawk chop of a wave every single time they passed on the road. It did not matter if they had just pulled out of Mr. Joe’s store where they had been sharing a Pepsi just two minutes earlier; they would still chop at each other. Only once did I ever see Papa pass one of his brothers and not wave. The rules of country waving are simple, exact and not to be trifled with under any circumstances. On this particular morning we were blasting down the road at a mind-boggling 40 miles an hour. Meeting Uncle George, also traveling well below the sound barrier, I saw him chop at us in customary fashion. I chopped back but to my surprise and amazement Papa did not, opting instead to keep his eyes locked sternly on the well travelled road ahead. Only after several minutes passed did I muster the courage to raise the subject. “I’ll tell you why I didn’t wave,” Papa said in a tone that I had heard before but was largely unfamiliar with, especially coming from him. “Two

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weeks ago George borrowed some wrenches from me and he ain’t returned ’em. I’m mad at him and now he knows it!” I let the whole thing sit where it fell and did what I was told for the rest of the day. The next morning the wrenches were back in Papa’s truck, and pretty soon Papa and Uncle George were chopping away at each other. Signature waves were not limited to the brothers Peele. My Papa broke with the tradition of the old-timers and always threw up his hand in Forrest Gump style, palm forward, fingers together and motioning from left to right. Mr. “Aggi” Joe was a man of few words in person, which translated to a nod of his head in your direction as he passed. Mr. Bobby always had a cigarette clutched in one hand or the other so all he could do was raise a single finger to a quick salute. Mr. Clayton was as friendly a fellow as you might ever meet but his wave was a little curious. He acknowledged you on the highway with his index finger out in the form of a gun, which always struck me as a bit disturbing. My own wave pattern developed as soon as I got my driver’s license but it always lacked the identity of so many others, which is to say I had no style. I just loved waving at everyone. Right hand, left hand, nod up or back, it didn’t matter to me. All the while Papa rode in the passenger seat, chopping to his heart’s content, happy not to be sitting on feed bags. My only real try at customized waving did not turn out so well. My best friend, Rusty, and I developed the habit of giving the single finger salute to each other whenever we met on the highway. We were, after all, 16 years old and in total control of our lives. That is, except for the day I saw Rusty’s truck coming and raised my customary recognition only to see that Rusty’s dad was behind the wheel, having borrowed the truck for an errand. No more finger pointing for me. A wave is one of the hallmarks of a community, a way to show that while we may not know everyone by name, we are willing to be courteous to one another. It’s a friendly gesture that says to others, “I’m here and I’ll help if you need me.” Like I said, I love our small town, so the next time you see me, don’t forget to wave. Who knows, we might even get a chance to talk about the weather. PS Ed Peele has written for PineStraw on a number of topics ranging from board games to autumn lawn care.

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How you signal hello says a great deal about who you are. And where you come from


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September PineStraw 2014  

The Art & Soul of the Sandhills

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The Art & Soul of the Sandhills

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