Category: Featured

Spotlight: Horsing Around, Shepherd Youth Ranch

by Mimi Montgomery More than 20,000 children in Wake County are affected by or are suffering from trauma, are underserved, and are in need, Shepherd Youth Ranch statistics show. The nonprofit’s mission is to help. The faith-based organization partners children and…

Spotlight: Sartorial Storytelling, Bella Bolsa Designs

by Mimi Montgomery Life often imitates art, but in the case of Lauren Van Hemert’s accessories company Bella Bolsa, it’s the other way around. The Raleighite makes and sells custom handbags with printed fabrics she designs herself, incorporating found objects like…

Roadside Eats, an excerpt..

by D.G. Martin Just where did I learn that local restaurants are where you find real friends and lifelong memories? Maybe it was my North Mecklenburg High School football teammate Tommy Oehler who got me started when he introduced me to…

Chris Budnick

by Settle Monroe photograph by Christer Berg Connection and community are at the heart of Chris Budnick’s work. Like many of the men and women who come to his organization for help overcoming homelessness and addiction, the executive director of Healing Transitions…

Spotlight: Culture Fix, France Pavilion

by Jessie Ammons Market Hall in downtown’s historic City Market will transform into a pavilion of modern art this month. France Pavilion, a seller of art, will bring a touring exhibition of French contemporary works to Raleigh Feb. 9 – 12….

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