Recreation & Leisure

Pinehurst… More than a Mecca for Golf

About 90 minutes from Raleigh, you’ll find the “home of American golf”...Pinehurst. Abounding with more than 41 golf courses, Pinehurst has surprisingly retained its special small-town atmosphere, which it does and does well. Now the secret is getting out as Pinehurst has been growing although not at the rate of cities like Raleigh or Charlotte. This has enabled the [...]

2019-03-29T15:52:26-04:00April 21st, 2017|Recreation & Leisure, Travel|

N.C. Sports Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame is honored to announce its 2017 induction class. The eight new members, listed alphabetically, are Glenn Bass, Dwight Durante, Mike Fox, Chasity Melvin, Ben Sutton, Caulton Tudor, Steve Vacendak, and Stephanie Wheeler. An afternoon news conference will be held on Thursday, May 4, at 4 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, located [...]

2019-01-03T16:09:44-05:00January 30th, 2017|Recreation & Leisure|

Aging with Purpose: Senior Games

Chuck Vestal By Chuck Vestal, Executive Director Piedmont Plus Senior Games and SilverArts When Chuck Vestal was asked to direct Piedmont Plus Senior Games (PPS) and SilverArts, he quickly found that senior adults behave just like teenagers.” They cut up, love being active, and love to give you a hard time while regularly showing appreciation, even when things don't go [...]

2019-01-03T14:38:30-05:00January 9th, 2017|Fitness, Recreation & Leisure|

Hugh Morton In Retrospect

Raleigh photographer Jack Morton will share stories about his grandfather, Hugh Morton on Thursday, November 10, at the North Carolina Museum of History in conjunction with the free exhibit, “Photographs by Hugh Morton, An Uncommon Perspective.” The exhibit provides a tour of North Carolina’s past as recorded by Hugh Morton, probably the best promoter North Carolina ever had. He died [...]

2019-01-03T15:50:24-05:00October 21st, 2016|Arts & Culture, Recreation & Leisure, Travel|

NC Parks Celebrate 100 Years

In the spring of 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt slipped his Secret Service detail to camp out in Yosemite with John Muir, Scottish-American naturalist and preservationist. Camping out a second and third night with Muir resulted in the creation of our national park system: 18 national monuments, 5 national parks, and 159 national forests, conserving more than 230 million acres, larger [...]

2019-01-03T16:12:37-05:00October 20th, 2016|Recreation & Leisure, Travel|

The Shamanic Dance of NC Waterfalls

There’s something special about North Carolina waterfalls. Our bordering states… South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia… have some great falls, but none reach the pinnacle of North Carolina waterfalls. For one thing, we have so many. Our state has more waterfalls than any of the other border states. And they are so beautiful to view. If you get close enough [...]

2019-01-03T17:07:22-05:00October 20th, 2016|Recreation & Leisure, Travel|

Hillsborough – Where the Past is a Present

If you want to take advantage of all that the Triangle offers and, at the same time, relax on a visit to a small, artsy village, the small town of Hillsborough should be your destination. Just minutes away from Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, Hillsborough is close enough to encourage a stop-by where you can unwind on café-lined streets, listen [...]

2019-01-03T15:33:41-05:00October 17th, 2016|Recreation & Leisure, Travel|

NC Observes Parks Centennial

The National Park Service turns 100 years old on August 25 although both national and state parks began celebrating the centennial with special events beginning in January. The distinctive landscape of the North Carolina mountains and foothills, combined with the region’s living traditions of craft, music, agriculture, and the Cherokee heritage, create a wealth of natural and cultural treasures unmatched [...]

2019-01-03T16:12:12-05:00July 19th, 2016|Recreation & Leisure, Travel|

Lafayette Village

Today, more than ever before, it’s not so much where we live that is important…it’s how we live. For many, Lifestyle trumps all other considerations in choosing a place to live. And nowhere does this movement prevail more than for the pre-retirees and early retirees. There are more options…more exciting lifestyle options…than at any point in the past. Some things [...]

2019-01-03T19:22:04-05:00July 11th, 2016|Recreation & Leisure|
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