Easy Does it this Holiday Season

Smack dab in the middle of a stifling and humid July day, I decided not to go home for the holidays. Home… picture postcard perfect New England covered in a light blanket of snow and filled with Norman Rockwell-esque good cheer. Or something close. Even so, with Jingle Bells in the air, warm fires, and […]

Five Respectful Ways to Honor National Native American Heritage Month 

A Chippewa woman and child, c. 1880. Courtesy the New York Public Library Hispanic Heritage Month is held from September 15th to October 15th and Black History Month is observed during February, but did you know there is also a month honoring Native Americans? Throughout the 30 days of November, the cultures, traditions, histories and […]

The Richard Petty Comedy Roast – A Night Fit For The King

photography by ROBERT CRAWFORD The Rotary Club of Western Forsyth held The Richard Petty Comedy Roast on September 26, 2023 at the Benton Convention Center to raise money for the Petty Family Foundation and other worthwhile non profits. NASCAR personalities Winston Kelley, Darrel Waltrip, Michael Waltrip, Donnie Allison, Dale Inman, Kyle Petty along with comedians […]

Spring into Spring Life Hacks

by Susan Boyoung Bailey Schabacker Spring into a healthier and more vibrant lifestyle this spring! Want to find quicker, more efficient and effective ways of spring cleaning, home improvement, gardening and creative crafts? Make life easier and more budget-friendly with these clever and crafty hacks.  GREEN-CLEAN, CLEAR AND CLUTTER-FREE WITH BETTER BREATHABILITY Jumpstart your spring […]

Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Baseball, bonfires, barbecue and beach trips! Summer in North Carolina is a time for families to be outdoors and on the move! And, never has this been truer than this summer, as we enjoy more and more opportunities for fun and gatherings in this post-pandemic era. Yet, with physical activity comes the unavoidable possibility for […]

Streamline and Strategize to Simplify Your Life and Maximize Your Time

Whether you’re clearing your closet full of clutter, planning for the next few days, or prioritizing endless lists, streamlining and strategizing can improve your workflow and your entire life.  Here are some helpful tips to simplify your life, lighten your load, ease your anxieties, boost your mood and energy, and to  live better!  What is […]

Winter Spinach, Pomegranate, & Feta Salad

February is amid all things “breezy winter,” but spring is just around the corner. So, what better way to enjoy the harvest delights than with seasonal winter fruits and greens tossed together with a homemade salad dressing for a quick and healthy lunch or dinner side dish!  Spinach is one of those superpower ingredients, because […]

The Fancy Fork Vegan Mushroom Bolognese

Servings: 6-8 Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total Time: 30 mins Ingredients: 16 oz. cremini mushrooms, finely chopped 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 yellow onion, finely chopped 2-3 medium carrots, finely grated 3-4 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp. flour, or tomato paste 28 oz. crushed tomatoes 1 cup vegetable stock One-half cup […]

“What If?” Presents the Many Uses of Duct Tape

“What-if?”, the worrisome words, arrive in the conscious spinning topics in our mind, from safety and financial security to loved ones and pet health.  Asking, “What can I do?” leads to a proactive decision to invest time in the ultimate insurance policy—valuable life skills comprising security, shelter, food, water, and medical care! In any emergency, […]

Child Safety Series: Common Household Dangers

Each month this series will provide important facts and tips surrounding child safety in an effort to support parents and caregivers as they navigate reducing risks and creating the safest environment possible for the children in their lives.  You can have a playroom filled to the brim with toys, and children will find the one […]

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