Winter’s Gifts

A Paean to the pleausure of January By Terri Kirby Erickson “Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.”   — [...]

Sweet Joy Ride

Champange wishes, cavier dreams and the chicken dance By Astrid Stellanova Oh, what a good time to be a Capricorn! Money! Fun! Champagne on a beer budget! You bask in the sunshine of a benevolent [...]

January Almanac 2017

By Ash Alder What a severe yet master artist old Winter is . . . No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel. — John Burroughs, “The Snow-Walkers” Begin Again In many [...]

A Thoroughly Modern Love Story

Finding the unexpected in High Point’s Emerywood By Cynthia Adams   •   Photographs by Amy Freeman Stephanie James Goldman, wearing fawn-colored slacks and knee-high suede boots, opens the door [...]

A Man of Moral Fiber

On the fortieth anniversary of his Rug Business, High Point’s Zaki Khalifa shares the story of an American Dream that almost wasn’t By Maria Johnson   •   Photograph by Amy Freeman He came to [...]

Our Shining City on the Hill

High Point’s wildcat of an economy keeps purring, but  the city struggles to up its curb appeal By Billy Ingram   •   Photographs By Amy Freeman “High Point is as complicated as the Bible,” [...]

Magna Carta Man

“Little old bookbinder” Don Etherington held — and preserved — history with his hands By Jim Moriarty Photographs by John Gessner     Surrounded by thickheaded hammers, scalpels that look like [...]


Wintry Mix Without warning, you alter my day — wanting more firewood before it becomes soggier with morning snow. I see no reason to disembark the sofa. Horizontal before the fireplace, I offer [...]

Wandering Billy

By Billy Eye “No friendship is an accident.” — O.Henry They say what you’re doing when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, you’ll be doing all year. Getting a good night’s sleep sounds [...]


Splish! Splash! Winter waterbirds have arrived By Susan Campbell The arrival of cold weather in the Triad means that our local ponds and lakes will become the winter home to more than two dozen [...]

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