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Dinner No Dishes

Jul 31, 2017 Tracy Jones
Please your party crowd with a food truck When my husband requested that our favorite food truck cater his 40th birthday party, I was intrigued, but skeptical. We’ve catered parties before and I’m not the […]
July 2017 / August 2017

Crafting Beauty

Jun 30, 2017 Tracy Jones
Jewelry is more than just shiny bobbles on display. It is wearable art. It is a repurposed heirloom. It is a symbol of love, loss, or something in between. In short, it is meaningful. In […]
Do

From Trash to Treasure

Jun 12, 2017 Tracy Jones
Take two self-proclaimed “car nuts” and drop them off in a scrap yard and what do you get? An entertainment center made from the front of a 1955 pink Cadillac. Four years ago spouses Mark […]
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The Pecking Order

May 15, 2017 Tracy Jones
In the midst of Justin Miller’s backyard stands an elegant multi-level structure. A tin roof with skylights sits atop wooden beams, toys dangle about to prevent boredom and, down below, happy chickens squawk under a […]
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A Berry Good Time

May 8, 2017 Tracy Jones
This month the fruits of our roots come together at the Got to Be NC’s Homegrown Fare, where locals can sample products created right here in North Carolina. From wineries to candle companies, more than […]
Community Music School student
February 2017

Keeping Music Alive

Feb 1, 2017 Tracy Jones
When 17-year-old flutist Kyrese Washington took the stage with Pink Martini and the N.C. Symphony, he could barely believe he had the opportunity to perform in front of such a large audience. The Millbrook High […]
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In Search of the Perfect Costume

Oct 17, 2016 Tracy Jones
Large character heads surround the store, gazing down at racks of period costumes and rows of Styrofoam molds covered in wigs. Pirate hats and platform shoes sit adjacent to the dressing room, urging customers to […]
Retreat

From Trash to Treasure

Sep 6, 2016 Tracy Jones
Sometimes it is seasonal decorating or we feel the need to refresh the guest bathroom. Maybe that rehab furniture idea we saw on HGTV was just too much to pass up. Whatever the reason, our […]
Romas Gabbrielli
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A Force to be Reckoned With

May 31, 2016 Tracy Jones
Thump. Thump. Thump. It started with a toddler, still in diapers, kicking a toy soccer ball around the kitchen. Adopted from a Lithuanian orphanage at 16 months and trying to adjust to his new home […]
Perfecting the Pint
Feature Stories

Perfecting the Pint

Mar 2, 2016 Tracy Jones
Think beer is only green on St. Patrick’s Day? Beer is big business in Raleigh, and the industry is only growing. Turns out, we’re green year-round. And if you like to tip a pint, doing […]
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