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“Meet your neighbor and award
winning florist Elisa Gabrielli!”
Wakefield Plantation
July 2013
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Jewelry For Your Emotions
At Ora Jewelers, our rings are one-of-a kind and custom-made. We work closely with our
clients in creating pieces that are a reflection of themselves. We offer a perfect way to
repurpose your existing jewelery or loose stones into a new custom-made piece. The
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Wake Forest Library
Duke Raleigh Hospital
Rex Hospital
Rex Urgent Care
Wake County Board of Education
Call Before You Dig
Progress Energy
Time Warner Cable Customer Service
Waste Management
Wake County Waste and Recycling
Raleigh Police
Post Office
Regional Library
Poison Control Center
RBC Center Events
City of Raleigh
TPC Country Club
Marquee Cinemas Wakefield
Passport Ofiice
Animal Control
Fire Station 25 (Non-Emergency)
York Security
Wake County Animal Center
NC Museum of Natural Sciences
NC Museum of History
NC Museum of Art
Marbles Kids Museum
Meridian at Wakefield Apartments
Lafayette Village Shopping Center
8490 Honeycutt Road, Suite 108
Raleigh, NC 27615
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Wakefield Middle School
Wakefield Elementary School
Forest Pines Elementary
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Nancy Page
“The House Hunter”
Contributors &
Stacey Moritz
“The Recipe Reporter”
Susan Napolitano –
Wakefield Elementary PTA
O’Morris –
O’s Commentary
Jill Metzler-Wiese –
Just Ask Just Jill
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Wine and Design Wake Forest
3325 Rodgers Rd, Suite 115
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 453-0552
Shipman & Wright, L.L.P.
(919) 615-1358
Leith Automotive Group
(919) 832-3252
Belmonte Auto Imports
(919) 878-5566
Falls River Books
9660 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 130
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 870-9800
Stelliana's Boutique
8480 Honeycutt Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 896-7076
Wood Re New
(919) 850-3434
Dirty Dogs Spa
929 Heritage Lake Dr
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 453-0765
Progress Energy Center
(919) 996-8708
Ora Jewelers
8490 Honeycutt Road, Suite 108
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 845-7733
USA Flooring
4011 Capital Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 878-0955
Terry's Floor Fashions
4628 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 524-1111
Whitley Furniture Galleries
P.O. Box 97
Zebulon, NC 27597
(919) 269-7447
Triangle Home Gamerooms
6320 Angus Drive, Suite G
Raleigh, NC 27617
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Lydia's Gift & Interiors
8845 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 846-0555
Southern Season
(919) 929-7133
The Grout Medic
(919) 357-3145
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12209 Arneson St.
Raleigh, NC 27614
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Brunk & Laster Orthodontics
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(704) 598-8787
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7405 Edenwood Lane
Raleigh, NC 27615
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Raleigh, NC 27616
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Rock It Learning Science Camp
(919) 847-7625
Studio Sculpt Pilates
(919) 435-4229
Real Living Pittman Properties
10224 Durant Road, Suite 107
Raleigh, NC 27614
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Prudential York Simpson Underwood
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Mia Francesca Trattoria
4100 Main at North Hills St., Suite 115
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 278-1525
Wakefield Wine Cellar
13600 New Falls of Neuse, Suite 116
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 556-5725
Moe's Southwest Grill
(919) 570-3222
Impressions Salon & Spa
(919) 453-2548
The Factory
1839 South Main Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 453-1839
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Summer is here and with that come memories of family vacations, backyard barbecues, the beach, ice cream and so many
more traditions. Every family seems to have them. Whether it’s
the get-togethers, the long awaited time spent together on vacation or just simply the slowing of life’s pace for a few weeks, it
certainly is a great time for families to come together, break the
mundane rhythms of life and get out there and have fun.
For our neighborhood this means lots of golf, tennis, swimming
and time spent with friends and family. Of course the annual
4th of July parties always bring together everyone for a fun filled
day and lots of good memories.
Like last year we would love to hear your summer adventures.
Please send us pictures from your 4th of July celebrations,
a recap of your family’s vacation or some fun images from
around the neighborhood and your activities. Please send them
to [email protected]
In this issue you will also read about some of our great events
we’ve had around the neighborhood, from the launch of the
new Porsche Cayman at Mia Francesca’s in North Hills to our
annual Tennis For Tatas event that benefits the Rex Mobile
Mammography bus. We also had the privilege to organize the
After Party to the Tennis For Tatas event by partnering with the
Wakefield Wine Cellar for our Drink For Pink event. Together
with the help of many local businesses we were able to raise
some additional dollars for a great cause.
I hope you enjoy all the great pictures from around the neighborhood and the events we’ve had. As always we would love
to hear from you on any topics you’d like to hear about or to
feature your family, child, business or event in the newsletter. Please send any requests or submissions to [email protected]
n2pub.com. If you are not part of our email list yet and would
like to be invited to some of our
future events send us an email to
the same email address as well.
I look forward to seeing you around
the neighborhood or one of our
next events.
Have a great July!
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Submitted by Nancy Page | Photos courtesy of MeganKime.com
I am featuring a beautiful home in Fairview Manor as my
Home of the Month for this issue. This stunning brick and
stone home is located on a cul de sac on .86 acres and offers all
of the wonderful features of a custom built home. The grand
two-story foyer, formal living and dining rooms have lovely
trim and gorgeous hardwood floors. The living and keeping
rooms both have gas fireplaces and built-in bookcases,
creating a warm, homey feeling. I love the unique brick
flooring that runs throughout the kitchen, breakfast area and
laundry room.
The laundry room is very spacious, with many cabinets and a
sink, and the kitchen has a HUGE walk-in pantry that the
owner says is her favorite thing about this house. There is a
convenient first floor master suite that includes a large walk-in
closet and elegant bath and also leads out onto the screened
porch. Four bedrooms, three baths and a bonus room are on
the second floor, as well as another finished bonus room on the
third floor. There is plenty of space in this home for a game
room, media room, office or whatever you need! The lot is wonderful with all of the mature trees and the screened porch and
patio out back provide the perfect place to relax.
As I am writing this article, this home is on the market so if
anyone is interested in seeing it, please contact me and I will be
happy to show it to you.
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The First Annual WE CARE Golf Event
supporting NC military personnel and
their families will be on Tuesday, October
1, 2013 at Wakefield Plantation, beginning at noon. Please consider supporting
the charities with donations for the silent
auction and for the raffle prizes.
The charities supported by this great
event are:
Soldiers and Airmen Assistance Fund
(SAAF), assisting NC Guard
personnel and their families who have
deployed overseas with unusual or
unforeseen hardships.
In 2004, when the SAAF was designated
for non-profit status, its office location
was with the National Guard Headquarters in Raleigh. In 2005-2007 the state
gave them a yearly grant because NC
had in excess of 5,00 soldiers and airmen
deployed. Due to the economic downturn
this grant was not renewed after 2007.
Due to decreasing donations, the Board
of Directors established a public awareness program in 2010. Within a few years
the donations improved with the public
learning more about the guard and how
their families sometimes need help that
isn’t provided through federal agencies.
When a guard person returns home from
deployment, they have a 90-day window to resolve any medical or personal
issues. That would be easy if you lived
around Fort Bragg, but the majority of
our Guard live 250 miles from the base.
Unfortunately, the priority for treatment
goes to active personnel, so it may take
some time for these soldiers to get an
appointment. When released from duty
the soldier no longer receives pay, housing
or food allowance, separation pay, dental
or medical benefits and does not qualify
for TriCare. They also cannot apply to the
Army Emergency Relief Fund for finan-
and medical care from the various military
organizations. Also in many instances the
Guard person does not have the option to
return to their pre-deployment job.
cial assistance. If you are a wounded warrior, the Army will not release you until
you have the proper medical care.
The SAAF is the only non-profit organization in North Carolina that supports
only the National Guard with grant
assistance. They help families of those
killed in action, suffer from PTSD, or
have individuals with suicidal or financial
problems. Their assistance is for soldiers being deployed or those currently
deployed. The list of help these families
need is endless. In addition they also buy
food gift cards every year around Thanksgiving and Christmas for the many struggling families.
retired military members who are traveling through the airports. For many it may
be the only snack or meal they receive on
their trip. It is staffed with volunteers and
provides a place to rest, enjoy a snack or
meal and talk with caring volunteers.
WSMGA Military Scholarship Fund
The USO at the Raleigh/Durham airport
is solely supported by donations. They
serve the active military, all branches of
the Armed Forces, their families and all
Academic scholarships will be established
in the form of annual grants for deserving
children of North Carolina soldiers.
(The WSMGA, WE CARE Event is a
fully licensed charity.)
Not many know that more than 20,000
of your NC Guard neighbors and friends
have served all of us in Iraq, Afghanistan
and other overseas locations since 9/11.
What is remarkable is there are less than
14,000 NC Guard personnel in total,
many have served more than one deployment. Yet when these heroes return home,
they have limited or no access to benefits
Only the SAAF Fund provides last resort
assistance to NC Guard personnel faced
with unforeseen hardship and the SAAF
Fund relies 100% on donations. Therefore
TPC Wakefield will be host to the first
annual Golf tournament benefitting these
brave individuals. Organized by a group
of our residents, this is one of those worthy causes to support in any way possible.
They are asking for:
• Silent auction items with value
of $400 or more.
• Raffle prizes items with a
minimum of $50.
For further information on the golf event
or to donate such a gift please contact
Rosemary Lea at [email protected], or
John Securcher at [email protected]
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Photos courtesy of MeganKime.com
2014 Porsche Cayman
Launch at Mia Francesca’s
When it comes to the great car manufacturers in the world, few garner the
enthusiasm and reputation that Porsche
does. When it comes to the launch of one
of their new cars it certainly gathers a lot
of attention. This May we partnered with
Leith Porsche to launch the new 2014
Porsche Cayman at the Mia Francesca
Restaurant in North Hills.
A dreary day in Raleigh was no hindrance to over 200 residents and Porsche
enthusiasts that joined us in May to see
this much anticipated new automobile.
Mia Francesca’s was once again a superb
host and ideal venue for such a classy
event, providing libations and appetizers
from their menu for our guests.
For a select group the day was even more
special as they were picked up at the TPC
by Leith Porsche with multiple Porsche
cars. They got to try their very own hand
at driving several of their vehicles, ranging from the classic 911 to the Panamera,
Cayman and Cayenne. It was quite a
sight to see all these fantastic cars heading down to the event. Our residents
were awed by the capabilities of the cars
and the friendly staff from Leith Porsche.
Beyond the official unveiling of the car,
attendees also walked away with a special
gift from Porsche, pictures with the car
and great memories.
For those enthusiasts that are looking for
some more details, here are a few basics
on the 2014 Porsche Cayman.
There are two basic varieties of sports
cars: those with the power and
subtlety of a sledgehammer, and those
with the precision and finesse of a
scalpel. The Porsche Cayman is
perhaps the archetypical example of the
latter category, a mid-engined wonder
that steers, brakes and attacks
corners with the accuracy of a
surgeon’s blade.
Completely redesigned for the latest
model year, the new Cayman (also offered
in more powerful Cayman S form) is
larger, more cosseting and more fuel
efficient than its predecessor while also
managing to be lighter and quicker. It’s
still big, big fun.
while the PDK has the benefit of slightly
quicker acceleration and superior efficiency.
bined with the punchy, dulcet flat-six add up
to a driving experience not soon forgotten.
The Cayman is powered by a direct-injected
2.7-liter flat-six with 275 horsepower and
213 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual is
standard, while a seven-speed “PDK” dualclutch gearbox is available as an option.
The stick is a slick-shifting unit that fosters
a tight bond between man and machine,
When fitted with the PDK, the Cayman
can sprint from zero-to-60 mph in 5.1 seconds and return 32 mpg on the highway.
For any further questions please contact
Leith Porsche and they will be glad to
assist you with anything you might need.
The Cayman is a revelation on a winding
road. Communicative, precise steering and
lightning-quick transient responses com-
Thanks again to our great sponsors for
a wonderful and exciting event for
our residents.
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Design by Elisa
Photos courtesy of MeganKime.com
Elisa Gabrielli, of Design by Elisa, is an award-winning floral
designer with over 20 years of experience in floral design. Elisa
attended South Florida School of Floral Design and possesses a
certificate from Martin Brossman & Associates in Social Media
Management. She holds the honor of the 2010 NC State Fair
“1st Place for Destination Wedding” bridal bouquet and Best of
Show Award. She customized floral designs for weddings and
events from NY to Florida. The talent and creativity she exhibits
are based in an artistic foundation as an acrylic and muralist artist. Her love of floral design is intertwining with her artistic flare.
Elisa’s most recent designs were seen at “A Night with the Tenors”
at Bruno’s Restaurant and “Drink for Pink Event” at Wakefield
Wine Cellar along with custom silk designs for private homes.
Elis is delighted to help her clients as their personal on-call
designer. She can create with custom silks or fresh flowers and
will design from a small dinner party to a gala. Her goal is to
work collaboratively, customizing the color and theme, making
the vision of her client a reality. Elisa demonstrates her ability to
assess her clients needs using her creativity to present a design
proposal. The client is her highest priority. The client’s home,
business or event venue is the backdrop for her one-on-one consultations where a dinner party, holiday party, weddings or special
event are envisioned. Elisa brings any event design to fruition.
Her talents extend to her newest venture, as owner and art
instructor for a new kind of art experience in “Art Party Raleigh,”
where she offers painting parties in a client’s location or her studio, located in Triangle Treasures at Triangle Town Center. Art
Parties painting workshops are great for team building events or a
night out or in at your place. She demonstrates step by step methods to create a canvas which you will be proud to hang on your
walls. It is a fun way to build self-confidence and enjoy interaction with others. Elisa specializes in murals with a concentration
on children’s’ room and trompe-l’oeil.
Elisa brings her creativity, integrity and excellence to every consultation. Her work can be viewed on her website at http://www.
designbyelisa.com/, Art Party information at http://www.artparty
raleigh.com or by contacting her directly at 828-707-4900.
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Resident Event at the
Wakefield Wine Cellar:
Drink For Pink
Written by: Teresa Fox , Sommelier
“I have to admit, like so many women, I always knew there
was a chance. But like so many women, I never thought it
would be me. I never thought I’d hear those devastating
words: ‘You have breast cancer.’”
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
wine tasting from 6-8:00 offering four to five different wines.
However, this occasion merited a “red-letter” - or pink in this
case - blow-out tasting of 28 rosé wines around the world, varying from the palest pink to the deepest pink; in some cases you
might think it was a light red wine.
On May 10th the Wakefield Community rallied by playing
tennis and drinking rose to raise funds for the Rex Healthcare
Foundation’s Mobile Mammography. What a day! The events
were spearheaded by one of the most committed and ardent
fundraiser for Wakefield’s community causes: Regina Heroux.
Thanks to proprietor Kathy Clark and several wine distributors rosé
wines were poured from 6-10:00pm. Upon entering the cellar everyone received tickets for five free tastings. Throughout the evening discounts were offered on all by the glass and bottle sales. The festivity
included another silent auction, music and dancing until midnight!
Beginning the day’s events at 8:00am was a rigorous Tennis for
Tatas tournament hosted by TPC Wakefield Plantation with
morning and afternoon ladies play then evening mixed doubles.
To complete the evening the participants and their families
enjoyed dinner catered by Moe’s and were entertained with
numerous activities and music ending the day at 8:00pm.
The proceeds from both benefits totaled a walloping $9,100.00!
Thanks to several community sponsors and individual donations there were a sundry of raffle baskets and a silent auction
items offered.
Remember: “Breast cancer deaths in America have been
declining for more than a decade. Much of that success is due
to early detection and better treatments for women. I strongly
encourage women to get a mammogram.”
Larry Craig
Following an already full day for the tennis players the Wakefield Wine Cellar hosted to the entire community a “Drink for
Pink” after party. Every Friday night the Cellar holds a free
Breast cancer can happen to both men and women but with
awareness and prevention when caught early, the death rate can
be reduced. Much appreciation to the community, those who
hosted, sponsored and participated in this very worthy cause.
Enjoy Life One Sip At A Time.
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Three Questions to Ask When Purchasing
Upholstered Furniture
As a designer, I am also known in the industry as a “buyer” for
the obvious reason that as part of my business services, I purchase items for clients. As such, I look at a lot of furniture and
while operating my business, I have learned details that indicate
quality construction. Quality construction means pieces will
hold up well over time, still looking and feeling like-new for
many years, making them good investments for my clients.
People often ask me where I buy. I’ve learned the unspoken question
is about quality: if I buy somewhere, it must mean that vendor’s quality meets my high standards. The items I purchase have more to do
with construction than a particular brand or vendor, and there are a
key things I look for in a piece prior to buying it on behalf of a client.
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1. The frame: Is it plywood or kiln-dried hardwood, and is it solid
or glued together? What you don’t see in your furniture is more
important than what you do see. Just like a good foundation for
a house, the frame construction will mean the piece will either
outlast the fabric and cushions or will fall apart after a few years.
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2. The cushions: Less expensive furniture uses foam in cushions
because it costs less. Foam is made up of millions of tiny air
pockets, lending fluffiness and some resiliency. Those pockets
burst over time, causing cushions to sag. Once the pockets
burst, they cannot be repaired or replaced. Quality furniture
uses a combination of materials, including springs. Here
again, what you do not see matters. The spring needs a certain
shape to let it collapse under your weight, while still supporting you, then fully rebound, helping push you up.
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3. Fabric: Upholstery fabric has “rub counts,” referring to each
time it is touched. Similar to thread counts in sheets, the higher
the rub count, the more durable the fabric. For good upholstery
fabric, I look for a minimum of 20,000 rub counts. Patterned
fabric gives the piece an added potential aesthetic depending
on whether it is spot-matched, flow-matched or unmatched.
Unmatched means the fabric is draped with no regard to the
pattern. This works best for very small scale patterns like a herringbone or a very busy pattern like all-over swirls. Spot-matching will center the pattern on each place, but will not match
it across breaks (from seat back to cushion, for instance). This
works best with a very large scale pattern, where one element
is clearly meant to be featured (such as a large flower). Flowmatching is more time-intensive and requires more material,
but means the piece will look as if the fabric were draped uncut
across the entire piece. The pattern will continue unbroken from
seat back down to the cushion and up and over the arms, creating a seamless look that is extremely pleasing to the eye.
These are a few of many aspects I critique when looking at
furniture. A quick tip to those of us with small children: most
upholstery fabrics can be Scotch Guarded to prevent stains. Best
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Wakefield Elementary
School PTA
Submitted by Susan Napolitano
Wakefield Elementary
School Spring Fling
In the days leading up to the Spring Fling, the weather looked
as though it would dampen the day, however, Mother Nature
was kind and dreary skies gave way to a beautiful day. The day
kicked off with a flag raising ceremony by Rolling Thunder, a
non-profit group that helps provide assistance for retired and
active military personnel and their families, followed by the
missing man table ceremony in honor and remembrance of our
POWs and MIAs.
Over 60 vendors participated in the event displaying their
products for all to browse, taste and/or purchase. Well known
vendors such as Thirty One, Stella & Dot, and Pampered Chef
were present along with non-franchise businesses such as Creations by Lindsey, Beyond Pearls and Iris & Pansy set up shop
throughout the school as well as outside.
Several stage demonstrations were held by Rock It Learning,
Mad Science, Wake Forest Dance Academy and Innovative
Martial Arts. Students learned about polymers and dry ice,
while also seeing fellow students dance or demonstrate their
martial arts skills. In addition, the stage served way for a cake
walk competition with approximately 10 cakes donated by
Wakefield parents, teachers and residents. The cakes were on
display for attendees to vote on their favorite cake. Wakefield
parent Yvonne Hulicki’s cake was voted best cake and Yvonne
received a prize for her winning cake.
In addition to the vendors and stage acts, an old fashioned carnival served as a backdrop full of activities for children of all
ages. Sack races, face painting, craft stations, inflatable slides
and obstacle courses could not slow the children down. Jousting
with a teacher was quite popular, but one of the most popular
activities had to be “Throw a wet sponge at a teacher.” The lines
to soak the teacher seemed never ending and the teachers were
great sports at getting a sponge to the face or had a great time
taunting students as they missed their mark.
Several prizes were given away as a result of the activities
associated with the Spring Fling: Wakefield Pride Art contest
winners were Victoria Napolitano (1st place), Jamie Gerdts
(2nd place) and Eliza Hamelink (3rd place); Special Raffle
JUNE 24-28
The Triangle’s Only
Science Camp
A Day at the Beach
JULY 15-19
In the Jungle
Art Around the World
Classes • Private Parties
Kids Birthdays • Etc.
Winners were: Parker Harman - Round of Golf for 4 at TPC
Wakefield, Brandon Kirk - Free week Track Out Camp at
Rock It Learning, Cory Ellinger - 2 tickets Universal Studios
Orlando, and Stephanie Swain - two tickets Disney World
Orlando. The grand prize winner of the 50/50 raffle was
Wakefield parent Jack Fan!!
All in all it was a very busy and eventful day for everyone who
attended and many happy, painted smiling faces left with a day
to remember.
3325 Rogers Road, Suite 115
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Phone (919) 453-0552
a rockin’ science camp
10320-107 Durant Road
Raleigh, NC 27614
919-847-ROCK (7625)
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Wakefield’s Flanagan Uses Love of Tennis to Benefit Worthy Causes
By Brad King
In her dual roles as local league coordinator for the United
States Tennis Association (USTA) as well as community coordinator for the Raleigh Tennis Association (RTA), a non-profit
organization designed to promote the growth of tennis around
Raleigh, Wakefield member Susan Flanagan has made a point
of helping turn both associations into springboards for numerous charitable fundraising events.
Flanagan recently helped organize and run the successful 2013
“Spring Swing” Round Robin Tennis Event, which took place
on April 19th at North Hills Tennis Club to benefit a new,
state-wide, USTA-based organization called the Adaptive Tennis Association of North Carolina (ATANC).
The ATANC’s goal is to offer support, training and events for
children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the sport
of tennis. The ATANC, in cooperation with local community
tennis organizations, organizes tennis tournaments and offers
tennis clinics and other events throughout the year in Raleigh,
Wilmington, Charlotte and Winston- Salem.
Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27614
Flanagan said numerous McConnell Golf members volunteered
for the event — which raised more than $8,000 — via sponsorship, organization and running of the event. One of the ATA
event highlights was when Wakefield Plantation Director of Tennis Butch Young played in an exhibition unified doubles match in
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which local professionals teamed with adaptive tennis players. In
addition, the event included a dinner, silent auction and raffle.
Flanagan added that most of the ATANC’s capital backing
comes through donations and fundraising, so charitable events
such as the Spring Swing are critical for the fledgling organization’s survival.
“The heartwarming feel that you get after just experiencing one
day with this Adaptive population brings it all together,” says
Flanagan. “That’s why we do what we do. We might have bad
days on the tennis court, but it really sinks in when you have a
chance to play with these adaptive players and see the smiles on
their faces. We could all learn to be a little more compassionate.
“We want tennis players of all levels to know that there is something bigger than themselves out there.”
Flanagan and her various tennis organizations have also
recently teamed up with McConnell Golf and its “Footprints
on the Green” program for two other charitable fundraising
events. One was a “Packing Party” in which volunteers
packed and mailed care packages to the military overseas in
Afghanistan and then the USTA followed up by including
portable tennis equipment.
Meanwhile, Wakefied Plantation partnered with REX Mobile
Mammography in early May for a two-day “Tennis for Tatas”
event at Wakefield Plantation to raise funds for the Rex
Healthcare Foundation and for uninsured and under-insured
women in Raleigh and surrounding areas. During the event,
the REX Mobile Mammography Coach was on site offering
screening mammograms.
McConnell Golf ’s “Footprints on the Green” program is
designed to elicit a strong and supportive effort by
McConnell Golf ’s collective membership and staff, and
is intended to become a driving force in the local communities around the Carolinas where McConnell Golf clubs
are located.
“These types of events didn’t happen before McConnell Golf
came on [at Wakefield],” said Flanagan. “You can tell McConnell Golf really wants to make a difference by giving back to the
community and that is huge.”
Flanagan is one of many Wakefield and McConnell Golf members that go above and beyond in their communities by working
and volunteering their time, effort and support for charitable
organizations in need. With a program now in place, McConnell Golf seeks to make a larger impact and support of our
members in more ways than ever before.
About TPC Wakefield Plantation
TPC at Wakefield Plantation, a full service private
country club, was established in July of 2000
and purchased by McConnell Golf in August of
2011. The club is part of an exceptional network
of 8 high-end private country clubs in North and
South Carolina. Membership offerings include
Social, Sports Club, Golf and Corporate. For more
information, please contact the Membership
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Summer tennis is right around the corner
and here are few tips to help make it safer
and more enjoyable. When playing tennis
in the North Carolina summers there are
some very important things one needs to
address. The first thing is you, the player:
you will need to slowly acclimate to both
the heat and the humidity that come with
tennis in this part of the country. My
recommendation is start out playing for a
little shorter amount of time, let’s say you
usually play for an hour and half - start by
playing 45 minutes and then work your
way up to the normal length of time that
you play. You will also want to get out
on the courts earlier in the day before the
temperatures get too high.
Nutrition and hydration are two things
you will want to be aware of. Playing in
excessive heat and humidity can really
zap a player if they don’t have the fuel
to play in these types of conditions. My
suggestions include making sure you have
a good breakfast. Some fruit, cereal, toast
and bagels are good to get the day started
when going out to play in the heat. You
do not want anything that is heavy and
will slow you down. The next concern
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is the player’s hydration; this something
that needs to take place before, during
and after playing. Good old H2O is
always the best before playing and not
just the day of, the evening before one
needs to be sure and have plenty of water.
During play I recommend a mix of water
and whatever sports drink you like; there
are plenty out there. Post-match the
sports drink of your choice will replace
many of the electrolytes and nutrients the
player sweats out.
What a player wears will also make a big
difference their performance. The lighter, the better is how it goes when dressing to play in these hot North Carolina
months. Both in color and material,
the player will want something that’s
going to reflect the sun and not absorb
it. Whites and pastels are best; stay away
from navy and black. Also, every apparel
company now has a line of clothing that
wicks away the moisture that a player
produces when playing in the humid
conditions here in North Carolina. So
stay away from the cotton apparel that
does not breathe. Hats are also a must
when playing this time of year, as they
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help block out the sun and also can
absorb the perspiration that’s produced
in this type of heat.
Lastly, but very important, is the player’s
equipment. A player’s tennis bag needs
to change with the weather. In it should
be an extra towel, over-grip, power bar,
and certainly an extra racquet. I suggest
an over-grip for the racquet that has an
absorbent quality to it such as Tournagrip. Rosin or Prince’s Grip Plus will help
in keeping a player’s hands and racquet
grip dryer. I also recommend stringing a
player’s racquet a few pounds tighter for
more control due the ball moving faster
through the warmer air. One final note
is please don’t store your racquet in the
trunk of your car when you are not playing. The heat that is produced inside your
trunk will shorten not only the life of
your strings but also the racquet frame.
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Resident Recipe
Submitted by Carol Colburn
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Carol’s Famous Spicy Crab Cakes
1 pound of fresh crab, preferable local
North Carolina crab
½ cup of chopped onions
½ cup of chopped red peppers
1 egg
¼ cup of mayo
½ cup of plain bread crumbs
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
2-3 drops of Tabasco
1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons of frvesh chopped parsley
Olive oil
For spicy mayo
½ cup of mayonnaise
1 tablespoon of Sriracha chili sauce
Juice of ½ lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
1.Spray a baking sheet with pam. Sauté
onions and pepper in pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat for
10 minutes.
1.In large mixing bowl beat egg with
mayo, Worcestershire, Tabasco and
cayenne pepper. Add crabmeat, onions,
peppers, breadcrumbs, parsley, and a
little bit of ground pepper. Gently mix.
Form into 6 to 8 crab cakes and place
on baking sheet. Chill for 3 hours
before baking or this can be done early
in the day and refrigerator until you are
ready to bake in oven.
3.When ready to bake sprinkle some
paprika & drizzle oil olive on the tops
of the crab cake
4.Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes or until
nicely brown.
5.Mix all ingredients for mayo together,
and chill.
Serve with spicy mayonnaise.
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Tennis For Tatas
A benefit for the Rex Healthcare Foundation
& uninsured women served by Rex Mobile
A very special thank you to all who joined
us for this years’ Tennis for Tatas Event.
The event, family fun festivities and Drink
for Pink collectively helped raise $9,100!
If you would like to make a special postevent contribution to the Rex Mobile
Mammography, you may still do so by
clicking over to: http://www.wptennis
fortatas.com/additional-donation to help
us reach our $10,000 goal!
We would like your comments and feedback to help us plan for next year’s third
annual event (date TBA). An email is following within the next week with a survey.
As Kay Yow so graciously stated through
her breast cancer journey (and is inscribed
on the Rex Mobile that serves countless
uninsured women throughout our community): “Never let the urgent get in the
way of the important!”
Hope to see you next year on the courts!
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Chip 4 Charity Golf Tournament
Monday, May 13, 2013 marked the first-ever golf charity event for
NC Lighthouse Foundation, hosted at the beautiful, award-winning
golf course of Hasentree Country Club. Approximately 115 golfers and volunteers attended an amazing sun-filled day to help raise
money for medically underserved/uninsured, chronically-ill adult
residents of Wake County. The event included a bagged lunch and
buffet dinner, along with a number of different fun contests, raffles
and auction items to help raise over $18,000 for the foundation.
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Presenting sponsor, John Heroux with Heroux & Company, LLP,
welcomed the players/sponsors prior to play and emphasized the
foundation’s sincere appreciation for everyone’s part in supporting
this important community cause and affirmed that 100% of the
monies raised go to the foundation. Since start-up in April, 2012,
the NC Lighthouse Foundation has served over 150 residents in
Wake County with significant health-related needs such as medications, medical supplies, office visits, transportation, food, minor
utiliy expenses, rent, etc. “All of the money raised goes directly to
the bottom line to assure that more clients will be served, which
ultimately helps fill significant health care gaps,” stated Regina Heroux, RN, MS, executive director of NC Lighthouse Foundation.
Hasentree offered a Certificate of Replay to help entice guests
to come back, but the players themselves did not need reason
to want to come back, as the course was in pristine shape, the
weather sunny- but not too hot; and the venue being cause
enough (with a hint of competition) for even the most serious
of players. Many of the guests were quoted as saying they will be
back to play next year’s 2nd Annual Chip 4 Charity and that it
was well worth both their time and their dollars spent.
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Forgiveness: The Key To Your Own Happiness
ave you ever held on to anger over what someone did to
you? Something that happened in the past that caused you
so much anguish you boil over at just the thought? Did a friend
betray you or loved one take advantage of you? Were you abused,
belittled and left bitter and broken? Nearly everyone has been
hurt by the actions or words of another. Perhaps you were bullied
or criticized or your partner had an affair. These wounds can leave
you with lasting feelings of anger, bitterness and even revenge.
How long has it been since it happened? Did you also get the
advice to forget about it, put it behind you and move on? It’s not
that easy is it? One of the hardest things we have to do during the
course of our lives is to forgive those who have wronged us.
Forgiving feels like we are letting that person off the hook. That
certainly isn’t what we want, oh no, on the contrary, we want to
see them punished and get our revenge. When we are hurt, our
first reaction is almost always to strike back. We dream of getting even and bristle every time we see the offender or hear the
mention of their name. Forgiving someone we feel has wronged
us is extremely difficult and actually you might be thinking,
“why should I? Why should I let them off the hook for what
they did? They have left me broken and angry, and have caused
friends to turn their back on me. Some days the anger is so palpable you can almost touch it and smell it.” “Why would they
do this to me? I tried to be their friend! Forgive them- are you
kidding? Talk to the hand!”
Some people are so filled with hatred they have to drink alcohol
or take drugs just to get through the day. Well slow your roll,
Betty Ford - you really should forgive them. Not for their sake
at all… but for yours. Forgiveness is not about forgetting, it’s
about letting go of the other person’s throat. Forgiveness is first
for you, the forgiver; to release you from something that will
eat you alive. The hurts won’t heal until you forgive because the
person you have not forgiven owns you. You are allowing them
to live rent free in your head and they are causing you harm you
may not even be aware of. Honestly, do you think your tormentor cares about what you are going through? They are the ones
that are winning this battle and you are being left with the
spoils. Is this truly what you want?
she had passed early that morning. I didn’t know a thing until
people started leaving their condolences on my answering
machine late that very evening. I couldn’t believe anyone could
be so cruel. My mother was literally all of the family I had and
now she was gone. I left her funeral filled with a hate I can’t
even describe. I dwelled on countless hurtful events and let my
grudges and hostility take root. The negative feelings crowded
out the positive feelings and started to affect my health and well
being. I wished him death and destruction every day of my life
until that resentment raised my blood pressure to disastrously
high levels and nearly took my life.
As I lay sick in bed I thought about all the time I had wasted
hating a man who could have cared less about me. He wasn’t
agonizing over his mistreatment of a little girl; he had not spent
Well the hatred boiled for years. Then tragedy struck. My
mother died suddenly and he didn’t even call me to tell me
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one moment caring about any of it. I was the one in bondage,
not him! I realized that I had to accept the fact that the past
can’t change. The revenge I wanted for my tormentor was never
going to happen, and spending countless hours pounding my
fist was only destroying me. I realized what I needed to do was
forgive him. Even with so many bad memories forgiveness was
a gift I needed to give myself. I began to get my head out of
the past and set my heart on the gift of the present and the possibilities of the future. I had to move away from my role as the
victim and release the control and power the offending person
and situation had on me. I had to stop defining my life by how
I had been hurt even though the pain seemed unbearable. As I
cried alone in my sick bed I thought… “to forgive this man will
take a miracle.” Well you know what? Miracles happen every
day; I just laid there, alone in my bed… and waited for mine.
Pamela Evans
Living with the hurts and resentment that happened in the past
will keep you from having an exciting future. Forgiveness lightens your heart and your spirit in a way that no amount of satisfaction from revenge possibly can. Revenge is never the answer
and is actually quite harmful to both our spirits and our bodies
in the long run. Now please don’t get me wrong, it is in fact a
monumental task, that’s why it is said to be divine.
Forgiveness doesn’t mean that you deny the other person’s
responsibility for hurting you, and it doesn’t justify the
wrong. You can forgive the person without excusing the fact.
Forgiveness brings a kind of peace that helps you go on with
life, but it can be one of the most difficult concepts to grasp.
Believe me, I know all too well from my own experience. My
mother married a man who was not my father when I was
five. He was mean and hateful and treated me like an intruder
in my own home especially after he and my mother began to
have their own children. I spent days as a little kid just walking
the streets so I wouldn’t have to go home. I watched him smile
and treat me well when my mother was around, but go right
back to belittling and mistreating me when she was not. I
built up years of hatred and left home one month after
high school. I was finally free but I still held deep hate and
resentment for a ruined childhood. A childhood I could
never get back. I didn’t ask for the situation and as a child
what was I to do?
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Still love the way it makes you feel? Grab your grubby jeans, a
paint roller and work it!
The question I’m most often asked is what color
paint people should choose. That big wall of paint
color strips can be intimidating: what if the one
they choose is wrong? They then become paralyzed,
afraid of color and do nothing.
Send me your before and after photos! I want to share them!
Colorful Facts
• Red increases appetites. It’s why dining rooms wear it.
• Yellow increases your blood pressure, blue lowers it.
Nothing and I mean NOTHING else gives your room what
color does: the warm and fuzzies, the instant explosion change
and an inexpensive design element.
• Brown had a resurgence since Starbucks opened nationwide.
• Little kids learn better with bright colors. Older ones in
softer colors.
But where do you START?
After | Inset photo: Before
Color is emotion, pure and raw. I’ll always ask a client how they
want the room to feel before I ask how they want the room to
function. Selecting the emotion means selecting your color. For
example, the President’s blue suit during the State of the Union
address is not a fluke. Navy is associated with being authoritative, classic, strong and dependable. And the red tie? Strength
and power. Check out your closet: it’s your cheat sheet of the
colors that make you happy and should surround you.
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spots all over the room. It should look like Swiss cheese. Live
with it for 48 hours. Look at it different times of the day: the
sun plays tricks on color and what may seem like the perfect color
now, may not later. You’ll also need to see it when there is no
sun at all. What does it look like with your lighting? Feel free to
explain to your spouse that getting up at 2:00 am is to check out
the paint color and not to finish up the fried chicken from dinner.
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As a designer, I like to find some inspiration piece being used
in the space to serve as a color palette. Using a piece of art, area
rug or pillow is a foolproof way to ensure your colors play nice.
And please take some advice: Don’t paint first and find inspiration pieces afterwards. Trust me: I’ve spent the better part of
the weekend making “Lazy Gray” get along with some fabrics.
It’s much more challenging.
Color can also manipulate space. Cooler colors push walls out,
basically stretching the space--a great choice for town homes.
Long hallways appear shorter if the end wall is painted in a
warmer color. Small spaces seem larger if the same color on the
walls as is rooted in the floor. And those high ceilings? They
will seem lower if you paint them darker.
Before you marry your color, make sure to try it first. Most
manufacturers have sample sizes for about $5. Paint HUGE
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Have you ever wondered how the current real estate market
trends compare against Wakefield Plantation neighborhood?
As you watch the news there is a lot of information indicating
that home sales are “on the rise”; “are better than the previous
year” and so on. A lot of this information may make you ask
yourself, “how does this information affect my neighborhood
and ability to sell my home?”
There were 13,510 single-family detached homes sold in the
Triangle area in 2012. Of those homes sold, 9,806 homes were
in the price range of $100,000-$350,000, with at least three
bedrooms and two full bathrooms. How does the 2012 Wakefield Plantation single-family detached home sales compare to
the Triangle area? In 2012, there were 102 sales within Wakefield and of those sales, 45 were within the $100,000-$350,000
price range. The average number of days on the market in
Wakefield, under a single listing agreement, for all sales was 109,
What is even better news if you are thinking of selling or
buying in Wakefield, the home sales for 2013 are on the rise.
Through May 16, 2013, there have already been 46 closed sales
and of those 46 sales, 28 were within the $100,000 to $350,000
price range. The average number of days on the market for all
home sales remains almost the same at 111 days but homes
between $100,000 and $350,000 under a single listing agreement for 2013 in Wakefield have dropped to 101 days.
Even if you are not currently interest in selling or buying a home,
please feel free to contact me and I would be happy to set you up with
a monthly, quarterly or annual Property Investment Profile (“PIP”)
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me at [email protected] or by calling (919) 227-7300.
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