Laura Beth Riddle

Dine Out During March Madness! Plus St. Patty’s Day Celebrations

Tar Heel fans are rubbing elbows with St. Patrick’s Day this year as UNC takes on the Texas Southern Tigers, Friday, March 17. And we all know what we hope to find at the end of that rainbow! Whether you’re celebrating the luck of the Irish or looking for a place to watch the game this weekend, or perhaps, indulge in a little of both – check out these local spots. Carolina Brewery 460 W. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC 919-942-1800 Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend at Carolina Brewery with $3 Shamrock Ale. If that alone isn’t...

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Celebrate National Pound Cake Day

Pound cakes are considered a tradition in my family. My grandmother baked pound cakes almost on a weekly basis, and I remember licking leftover cake batter from my mom’s mixing bowl whenever she baked for a local fundraiser. So, you can only imagine how delighted I was to learn March 4 is National Pound Cake Day! Pound cakes have been around for centuries. The first recipes called for one pound of each main ingredient; flour, sugar, butter and eggs. Hence the name pound cake. Today, you can bake with alternative ingredients, like shortening for a lighter textured cake or...

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Giving Back To The Community Through Pet Therapy

Every dog has a job they were born to do. The day I brought my dog Murphy home from Hart-to-Heart animal rescue, I knew he had potential to be a therapy dog. He was quiet, independent, and well-behaved around strangers, including my young nephew. Pet therapy is meant to provide emotional assistance and socialization for those who may not have the financial resources or ability to keep their own pet. I began by researching different certification programs and the requirements needed to become a registered handler with Murphy. Town and County Hospital in Apex was the closest facility to...

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