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Curbside Loose Leaf Collection Starts Oct. 1

Curbside Loose Leaf Collection Starts Oct. 1

The Town of Wake Forest will resume its annual loose leaf collection program on Monday, Oct. 1. The initiative typically continues through mid-March. When preparing leaves for collections, residents are urged to adhere to the following guidelines: Rake leaves into piles behind the curb so they do not interfere with traffic or drainage. Do not […]

Operation Medicine Drop Today

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Operation Medicine Drop Today

The Wake Forest Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), D.A.R.E. and Safe Kids North Carolina to sponsor a medicine drop-off event Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Originally scheduled to be held in town hall, Operation Medicine Drop has been relocated to the Brooks Street Substation, 221 S. […]

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Book Review: A Lovely, Indecent Departure by Steven Lee Gilbert

Local author Steven Lee Gilbert recently published his first novel, A Lovely Indecent Departure. This family drama revolves around 5 year old Oliver and his parents’ desperation to hold onto him in the wake of a custody battle. When Oliver’s father, Evan, is given custody, he does everything in his power to limit his ex-wife […]

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It is challenging to find things to keep kids busy with during the summer or find track-out camps for children of working parents.  Recently, I came across a fantastic, unique camp thanks to a flyer sent home with my kids from Franklin Academy.  The camp is called S.T.E.M., or Science, Engineering, Technology and Math.  Their […]

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Cold Tomato Soup

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Cold Tomato Soup

Last week my Vollmer Farm CSA contained many delicious goodies – strawberries, asparagus, English cucumbers, tomatoes, Napa cabbage and sweet potatoes. All of these foods are delicious on their own, prepared very simply, a light grill, simple roast, lightly steamed or just sliced and eaten raw. Since we are quickly heading into that time of […]

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Book Review: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

In 1889, France opened the Exposition Universelle, a world’s fair that few thought could be surpassed. At the fair, the Eiffel Tower was revealed. The United States was determined to build something even more amazing. This would culminate in the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. In The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson takes […]

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