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GC5 Vintage Owners Branch Out with New Business

GC5 Vintage Owners Branch Out with New Business

There’s Pick Up Sticks, you-pick strawberries, and now Pick A Class. Wake Forest business owners Amanda and John Giustiniani are launching a second business in Downtown Wake Forest this week that aims to fill that gap between, “I wish I knew how to [insert skill here]” and a five-week course at a local community college. […]

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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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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Family Movietime – Brave

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Family Movietime – Brave

  The newest addition to the Disney line-up is Brave. The story of a Scottish princess Merida who casts a spell to change her fate and learns a huge life lesson. Even though this is a Pixar movie everything about it does not scream Disney. Merida is a young teenaged princess and first-born to King […]

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Now Playing – People Like Us

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Now Playing – People Like Us

    All families have secrets. Lots of families have some level of dysfunction. People Like Us brings you 2 families each with its own dysfunction and lots of secrets that throw them together. Sam (Chris Pine) is a somewhat sketchy commodities trader. He has a habit of running away from his problems and when he cuts too many corners […]

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Now Playing – Rock of Ages

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Now Playing – Rock of Ages

Sometimes I have a Journey moment against my will, and sometimes i find myself singing along and not forsaking my youth. Rock of Ages is the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, brought to you by Adam Shankman. If like me you haven’t seen the musical, there are a few intertwined stories, Sherrie (Julianne Hough) is […]

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Now Playing – Battleship

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    In a move i can only assume was because of Disney’s wild success in turning a theme park ride into a huge movie franchise, the people at Hasbro decided to make a movie about a board game you’ve probably spent many years playing with the old red and white pegs. If you were lucky and a kid […]

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Book Review: In My Father’s Country by Saima Wahab

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Book Review: In My Father’s Country by Saima Wahab

Saima Wahab was born in Afghanistan but only lived there until she was six years old. By then, her father had been taken away by the KGB, so she and her family had to leave. They ended up in Pakistan, living with family, until she, her brother Khalid and her sister Najiba, in their teens, […]

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Family Movietime – Pirates Band of Misfits

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Family Movietime – Pirates Band of Misfits

Timothy J. Lavallee | Destination Wake Forest Hugh Grant lends his voice in the latest animated film from the people who brought you Wallace & Gromit. The Pirates! Band of Misfits is a story about a relatively tame and wildly unsuccessful pirate named Pirate Captain, and his crew who are equally inept. Every year the Pirate King who is dressed […]

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