December 10, 2019

PART OF THE FAMILIA

Written by: Colleen Thompson Photography by: Raul Sojo Montes Italians have many great sayings that embody the spirit of food, friendship, and family. My favorite is a tavola non si invecchia; at the table, you don’t get old. Italians never…
June 20, 2019

UNCORKING NORTH CAROLINA WINES

If you’d asked an Oenophile–aka wine buff— about North Carolina wines three years ago, you would likely have received a bemused reaction followed by… “you mean wine with real corks and actual grape varietals— Cabernet, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay? Um yeah,…
June 5, 2019

HOWIE FRANKLIN: A LIFE IN THE CLOUDS

Howie Franklin spent 29 years in the United States Air Force, reaching the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. 24 years at Andrews Air Force Base in Special Missions Operations. 18 years on Air Force One. 25 years as Operations Manager…