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Since we spent the spring homeschooling, baking bread and generally not leaving the house (except our essential workers — thank you!), let’s spend the summer getting reacquainted with all the charm southern Wake has at hand.

From abstract murals to historic homes, these perfectly-Instagrammable destinations are calling.

Cultivate Coffee Mural

Artist Jason Clark approached... Read More

Fuquay Feeds the Front Line

“I’m not a doctor. What can I do to make a difference?”

Staring down an empty spring calendar, Fuquay-Varina resident Chris Wrenn asked himself that very question.

Wrenn and his wife, Allison, are the chef/owners of Old North State Catering & Kitchen. They had 10 weddings scheduled between March and May that all cancelled because... Read More

Angels Among Us

Scott Quilty knows a thing or two about serving others.

As an army veteran; wounded in combat; a father, a Scout leader and legionnaire, Quilty works passionately for the things he loves. Even the business he helped to found, MedScribes, serves health care professionals by assisting with administrative duties.

When the small business community of... Read More

Food & Dining

Farm to Cup

Thanks to farm-to-table dining, supporting small farms and artisan food products is now fairly commonplace. It’s not unusual to know where your pork was raised or your asparagus grown before you dive into a fine meal. Five Star Coffee Roasters is making similar strides in the world of coffee, led by founder Nelson Amador’s vision... Read More

Cook at Home

When dining out isn’t an option, local culinary pros generously offer their time-tested recipes to recreate at home.

Mediterranean Chicken by Billiam’s Cafe and Catering

Packed full of savory flavor, thanks to mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes, Mediterranean Chicken, from Billiam’s Cafe and Catering, is one of their most popular recipes. To develop his... Read More

Life & Style

Send Us Your Cute Pet Photos

You know you have the cutest pet in town. Well, we want to see them too! Send in photos of your fur-baby for our PET PARADE coming in the Aug/Sept issue of Main & Broad!

It’s free and easy to submit — email the following to editor@mainandbroadmag.com by (DEADLINE EXTENDED) Friday, July 10.

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  • John Herring

    Resume: I started (in Holly Springs) as a part-time officer in late 1993. A few months later there was an opening for a full-time position, and I’ve been here ever since. All of my career, every last day of it, has been right here.

    Attitude: It’s important to have an attitude of wanting to be... Read More

    Home & Garden

    Heuchera: The Evolution of Pretty

    Not to dilute the works of Charles Darwin, but, to me, evolution in the garden often means the simple progression of pretty to prettier. A good example of my thin theory is heuchera (Heuchera sp.), also called alum root or coral bells.

    Heuchera is a native American plant that, in the 1600s, caught the eyes... Read More

    Fringe Gardening

    Like any garden adventurer, I occasionally grow odd plants from the fringe, but truth be told, I have gardened with the fringe for years. Let me explain. Many moons ago, on a whim, I bought a small fringe tree at the Farmers’ Market in Raleigh, and even after I haphazardly planted it in the first... Read More

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    Millstone Creek Orchards

    Tucked into Ramseur, N.C., one family farm has 19 years of memories rooted in its soil.

    Millstone Creek Orchards began in 2001, when Byrd Isom planted a few rows of apple trees and sold the harvested fruit out of the bed of his truck. Three years later, he opened the farm up to the community,... Read More

    The Not-So Secret Garden

    In the late 1920s, a plan was drawn up for an ornamental lake on Duke University’s campus. When the Great Depression hit and the economy shattered, the lake was the first thing cut out of the budget.

    Instead, in 1935, a substantial garden full of irises, daffodils, small bulbs and annuals, was planted in the... Read More