Magazine Issues


Summer 2021 Issue

In This Issue ... Many of us have felt that life has been on perpetual “HOLD” since spring of 2020. The summer of 2021 welcomes the beginnings of our return to normalcy as things begin to blossom ... restaurants allowing indoor seating, entertainment venues scheduling shows and signs of renewed life emerging at an ever-accelerating rate. [...]

2021-06-18T16:31:02-04:00June 8th, 2021|2021 Issues|

Spring 2021 Issue

In This Issue... My 2nd favorite season is Springtime (Fall is my ultimate favorite in NC). Each spring we plant a small garden with tomatoes, basil, squash, and sometimes melon. When I retire, I will have a large garden, but for now, I will keep it easy for me to do on the weekends. [...]

2021-03-25T12:31:32-04:00March 11th, 2021|2021 Issues|

Winter 2021 Issue

In This Issue... It’s 2021, we made it! We made it through a challenging year, whew! Sadly, some did not and it would be short sighted of me to not take a moment and remember those that loss their lives to COVID. With the vaccines rolling out, we now have hope [...]

2021-01-28T19:05:01-05:00January 19th, 2021|2021 Issues|

Fall 2020 Issue

In This Issue... The past few months, many of us have spent countless hours in our homes, cleaning out closets & drawers, making our homes more comfortable, redecorating or painting a space to bring it back to life. Sadly, others, who are alone, long for social interaction with family and friends, [...]

2020-11-10T17:12:41-05:00November 6th, 2020|2020 Issues|

Summer 2020 Issue

In This Issue... We are certainly living in historic times and have so many messages in front of us daily that our heads are spinning. Now more than ever, I find myself wanting to quiet down all the “noise” and regroup. Yearning to be outside in the fresh air, spending time [...]

2020-11-06T14:12:49-05:00July 18th, 2020|2020 Issues|

Spring 2020 Issue

In This Issue... I’ve had a busy few months visiting various senior living communities across Central North Carolina. Through my travel I have had many conversations with senior industry professionals, and they have all said that NC is one of the best places to retire. Many retirees are coming to [...]

2020-11-06T14:15:33-05:00March 20th, 2020|2020 Issues|

Winter 2020 Issue

In This Issue... When I moved to NC, I quickly learned that BBQ is at the heart of the state and is a sacred culinary tradition. Chopped, sliced, but never pulled (so I have been told). In this issue, we celebrate Lexington NC BBQ turning 100 yrs. old. The feature story [...]

2020-11-06T14:08:25-05:00December 12th, 2019|2020 Issues|

Fall 2019 Issue

View the Digital Magazine In This Issue... It’s that time of year to enjoy the beautiful Fall weather and there are so many ways to experience it. What comes to mind is a relaxing ride on a country back road while taking in the breathtaking foliage. Most of us would think of taking this ride in our car, however [...]

2019-12-12T15:39:34-05:00August 31st, 2019|2019 Issues|

Summer 2019 Issue

View the Digital MagazineIn MemoriamGertrude Walton Atkins (Trudy), 93, owner of Southern Trade Publications Company and founder of this publication, Retirement Resource Guide, passed away on March 15, 2019 following several months of declining health. A memorial service was held the following Thursday at her church, West Market Street United Methodist Church.In 1989 she came to work for the family [...]

2019-08-31T13:34:37-04:00June 9th, 2019|2019 Issues|

Spring 2019 Issue

View the Digital Magazine In This Issue... Springtime in North Carolina is a time of beautiful colors. You can find so many things to do in our state, such as hiking and biking the many trails, enjoying a vineyard tour, spending a night out at the ballpark, and, of course, planting your garden to reap fresh vegetables and greens [...]

2019-06-09T12:57:42-04:00March 9th, 2019|2019 Issues|
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