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Now Playing – The Five-Year Engagement

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Now Playing – The Five-Year Engagement

On the 1 year anniversary of the day they met Tom and Violet get engaged. They don’t originally intend to have a super long engagement but life sometimes has other plans. That’s the premise of The Five-Year Engagement. The movie stars Jason Segel of How I Met Your Mother fame, and Emily Blunt who was in The Adjustment Bureau. This movie […]

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Book Review: Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall

During the Civil War, Iris Dunleavy is declared a lunatic and sent to the Sanibel Asylum to be cured by the renowned Dr. Cowell. The doctor has a reputation for restoring women like Iris back to good, obedient wives. Iris insists she is not insane. She just went against her husband and has been sent […]

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CSA Week 4 – Homemade Chinese Takeout

It’s that time of the week again. Yay! Yay! For CSA Day!! Today’s share contained strawberries, collard greens, Napa cabbage, carrots, asparagus and tomatoes. What to do…what to do?!!? Well, the strawberries will be divided up into tomorrow’s breakfast of greek yogurt with granola and the kid’s lunch boxes…the asparagus will lightly grilled next to […]

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Six Sundays in Spring Kicks off Sunday

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Six Sundays in Spring Kicks off Sunday

From folk rock to jazz and bluegrass to soul, there’s something for all music lovers at this year’s Six Sundays in Spring Concert Series. Sponsored by Wake Forest ARTS, the weekly performances get underway Sunday, April 29. The gospel group Millennium Revival Center Praise Team will open the concert at 3 p.m. followed by Marcus […]

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Movie Night In – The Descendants

If you are thinking of something to rent for a movie night in Golden Globe award winner The Descendants fits the bill. George Clooney stars as Matt King, a Lawyer who’s in charge of the family trust that owns this amazingly beautiful section of Kauai. The movie shows some gorgeous views of Hawaii. In the beginning of […]

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

This past Tuesday was week three of my Vollmer Farm CSA share. This share contained strawberries, asparagus, sweet potatoes, carrots and red candy onions. Today’s recipe will utilize the sweet potatoes and onions. I’ve mentioned before that we could possibly become a vegetarian family, especially for the 20 weeks of our CSA share if it weren’t […]

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Book Review: Moonwalking with Einstein Joshua Foer

Journalist Josh Foer went to the U.S. Memory Championships to cover the event and write an article about it. But after meeting the competitors and learning more about what they do, Foer decided to train for the next year’s championship. He won. Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything is Foer’s memoir […]

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Strawberries – You Pick ’em!

‘Tis the season for picking strawberries. Sweet, delicious, ruby red morsels of goodness. We are so lucky to live in an area that has tons of tireless farmers who open their farms to us mere mortals in search of our next sweet fix…some places will even pick them for you and send you home with […]

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Grow and Share Plant Giveaway and Music Festival Today

Many North Carolina residents are finding budgeting harder and choices fewer as gasoline prices continue to rise. In order to keep healthy food on their and their neighbors’ tables, some are turning to gardening. Gardening is quickly becoming the way good food gets into communities where money is in short supply. Neighborhoods are banding together […]

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Book Review: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell

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Book Review: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell

Iris Lockhart receives a phone call from a psychiatric hospital informing her that she’s been given power of attorney over her great-aunt, Esme, who has been a “resident” of the hospital for 61 years. But Iris has never heard of Esme Lennox, who is supposedly her grandmother, Kitty’s sister. Her grandmother now has Alzheimer’s and […]

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