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Farm to Cup

Surrounded by acres of gardens – herbs, berries and the first crops of Camellia sinensis that will one day be harvested and roasted into tea –...

Behind the Music

Sawyer Sessions, Season 1 is an album to throw on in the heat of the afternoon, sitting on a front porch swing while sipping an...

An Ode to the Camp Trunk

I just returned from dropping two very happy kids off at sleepaway camp. Our kids absolutely love this ritual of summer … a week...

Ellen Surprises a Northside Teacher

Jordie Kerwin had hopes of being in the audience for Ellen DeGeneres’s Mother’s Day show, so she wrote a letter about how much she has wanted...

Summertime Spots

This past weekend has proved that summer is almost officially here. In addition to craving cooler foods, it’s time to break out the rosé and other...

Strength in Numbers

You might have seen them: A troup of moms pushing jogging strollers through Southern Village or Briar Chapel, music thumping. Before too long, they stop along a...

Season’s Reading

Wells Tower’s “Seven Postcards from an Orange County Childhood” falls on page 100 of Amazing Place: What North Carolina Means to Writers, but one...

Be Loud! Benefit

The Barn at Fearrington Village hosted a BBQ supper soiree benefitting the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation. The foundation, which supports adolescent and young adult...

The Joke Man

“How do you catch a squirrel? You act like a nut!” exclaims 14-year-old Jake Ingham with a burst of laughter. Donned “The Joke Man” by...

High Heels and Hard Hats

Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt, Christi Fedora, Tina Cunningham, Joan Gillings and many others walked the runway at the High Heels & Hard Hats Fashion Show,...