All posts by Lori Eitel

It’s Ba-ack! Pollen Hits Wake Forest!

What annual event does every Wake Forest resident dread?  What is it that has us all praying for rain?  POLLEN!!!  The powdery yellow stuff blankets Wake Forest for a few days every Spring as the multitudes of pine trees in our pretty little town attempt to reproduce.  It piles up like snow drifts against the […]



Got ER?

Where do Wake Forest parents go when they need an Emergency Room for their little ones?  WakeMed North, of course!  This past Saturday evening, I had one of those moments every parent dreads—my two-year-daughter, Sophie, woke up from nap with a 104.8 fever.  Twenty minutes, some medicine, and a cold bath later, her temperature went […]


Let’s Get Out and Play in Wake Forest…

Flaherty Park in Wake Forest My four-year-old son, Hayden, told me this morning with a sad note in his voice: “Not everyone has a park to play at.”  Well, fortunately for Wake Forest residents, that is not the case at all!  There are TEN beautiful, well conceived parks in Wake Forest’s town limits, including eight […]


Baby Red Gets Some Transplanted Friends

Wake Forest Tree Seedling Giveaway is Treerific! Baby Red got a bunch of little neighbors yesterday, courtesy of the 5th Annual Wake Forest Tree Seedling Giveaway Saturday morning in downtown Wake Forest.  Despite the early morning chill, dozens of residents had already selected their four tree seedlings by the time we arrived around 8:30.  The […]