Chef and Child Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The American Culinary Federation, ACF, understood the statistic of how many children in the United States suffer from malnutrition due to dietary imbalances. Local master chef, Donald McMillian, initiated a North Carolina Chapter of the Chef and Child program.  The vision to promote and foster awareness of proper nutrition allows the Chef and Child Foundation […]

Tanglewood Festival of Lights A Holiday Tradition

BY ADELE CASANOVA The holidays are near! And that means enjoying the Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights!  This magical event has long been an area favorite. In addition to the beautiful array of holiday lights, visitors can enjoy shopping at The Gift Shop again this year. There will also be horse-drawn carriage rides, and tractor-pulled […]

What Causes Bloating?

Of all the visitors you pray will not arrive at Thanksgiving dinner, bloating is likely to appear with a vengeance.  The temptation of raising the fork well after the sensation of fullness causes our stomachs to stretch to accommodate the volume of food.  As the muscles expand, the effect can be intense, such as a […]

Wondrous Winter Squash

Available to mid-winter, these versatile vegetables are as delicious as they are nutritious. You can bake, sauté, roast, and puree squash, and you can dress it up with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, or whatever fixings please your palette. Squash is on your side—it keeps you well hydrated, fights free radicals, helps protect from sun […]

Improv Theatre for Kids

BY JEN OLENICZAK BROWN It’s no secret that kids love the arts. Some will tell you immediately: they are ready to jump up in front of the room, show off their painting, and are over the moon for pipe cleaners, paint, and colored pencils. The same with the dramatic arts: aside from the class performer […]

Harness the Power of Visualization

BY ADELE CASANOVA One of the most powerful techniques used by successful people to reach their goals is visualization. What is it, how does it work, and can it work for you? Visualization is imagining a goal as already complete. It is the mental picture of yourself successfully completing a task or goal. When done […]

Let the “Son” Shine “The Season of Thanksgiving”

BY JEFFREY H. SYPOLE “O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good: because His mercy endures forever.”   ~ Psalm 118:1 This year, as we observe our season of thanksgiving, let us be grateful not only in word but also in deed. Let our gratitude find expression in a resolve to live a life […]

Exploring the Seven Wonders of the World at Home

There is nothing better than seeing awe and wonder in a child’s eyes. Whether it is looking  at a new site, experiencing a cool activity, or finding an amazing item, the joy of learning can easily be seen and felt. There are many topics you and your family can enjoy and learn about together, including […]