Saturdays in Saxapahaw! June 10, 5-8pm

Posted by on Jun 10, 2017

Join the fun at Saturdays in Sax, where farmers, musicians, weekenders, makers and revelers of all ages and sizes gather to celebrate Summer! Take in a little broken love, hope, and resurrection with your picnic and bubbles when The Pinkerton Raid takes the Haywagon Stage at 6pm. This is a talented, interesting group with a real investment and enthusiasm for their Durham community and for the creative life. Siblings and co-lead singers Jesse and Katie DeConto are deeply involved in Durham, N.C. Jesse is an...

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The Amazing MB Martin, Chef and Catering Wizard!

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017

The Amazing MB Martin, Chef and Catering Wizard!

This is Chef MB, a catering miracle-worker whose creations delight and are seemingly done without any visible dust or noise from her hours of labor. MB truly does make miracles happen, and I have heard wedding parties say, just in my short time working at the Store, that the food served at the wedding they attended at the Ballroom was the best they have eaten at any wedding. High praise! I sat down with MB (interrupting her rare break and tasty-looking lunch) and asked her a few questions about her food passions...

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Saturdays in Saxapahaw! June 3, 5-8pm!

Posted by on Jun 3, 2017

Lots going on this Saturday! Farmers’ and craft market begins at 5pm, and Django Haskins will be playing on the Haywagon Stage (music begins at 6pm). Haskins is well-known in the local music scene and his talents are displayed in multiple ways, including his music and writing. He has written for magazines as well as crafted songs with a variety of others, making music all along the way. He appreciates a good story, however it comes. There is no substitute for live music. Margaret Slater from Larry’s...

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What do a Library and the Five-Star General Store Have in Common?

Posted by on May 22, 2017

What do a Library and the Five-Star General Store Have in Common?

Roots run deep, to land we love, and through time, families, neighbors, and communities. Roots of knowledge, learning, and memories also run deep, generationally, and are linked to the places where we land and the people and places we love and remember. Places we like to be. Recently I read an article called Raleigh’s 50-ft Librarian by Scott Huler in Our State magazine (2014). Huler wrote about NC State’s Hunt Library, in west Raleigh, which opened in January 2013 at a state cost of about $115 million.  “Think...

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Saturdays in Saxapahaw! May 20 5-8pm

Posted by on May 20, 2017

Saturdays in Saxapahaw has begun and is in full swing, along with Mother Nature! Live music, a farmer and craft market, local fresh bounty and wares from those who grow it or make it, food trucks, picnic provisions, and a Slip-n-slide … Come pick up some treats or have a meal and head to the hill! The market is open 5-8pm, and music plays from 6-8pm. This Saturday’s band is RAGWEED BRASS– RAGWEED BRASS takes listeners back to the days when jazz, blues and folk music were forming together. With a...

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