Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2019

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Summer 2019 75 There she is, sails full, making her way off the coast of Long Island. It's the "Seer," a 75-foot sailboat piloted by Harry Bellas Hess, who when he wasn't sailing the circa 1938 beauty was overseeing a mail-order catalog empire that rivaled Sears Roebuck's and Montgomery Ward's and lived in an estate named "The Cedars." Today, her large image is rigged inside the Yacht Club Beverage House, tucked away in downtown Youngsville. The gentleman keeping the family sailing legacy alive is Brandon Schenck, the 34-year-old who opened the nautical- themed taproom with his wife, Stephanie, just last year. You see, Schenck is Hess' great-great grandson; there's even a framed picture of himself as a 5-year-old aboard a sailboat with his Aunt Mary. "I always looked at sailing as a pretty terrifying thing when I was young," Schenck said, "but when you grow up, you realize how awesome it is." And this place is decked in the full regalia of a maritime life, not to mention all the trappings of a yacht club, only one inland. There are the YCBH insignia glasses, with their crossed harpoons, and long-sleeve tees (pictured below left) in coral and sea-foam green, a deep-sea diver's helmet XYGOIHMRXLI[IPPSJE½VITPEGIERHMWPERH XYRIW¾S[MRKJVSQEWSYRHW]WXIQGETEFPI of putting you in a Key West frame-of-mind. Patrons who wear their yacht club shirts on excursions send in pictures, prompting the placement of a pushpin in a large world map to show the club's reach. Costa Rica. The Virgin Islands. London. Ireland. "Our TPERMWXSKIXPMXXPI¾EKW[MXLXLIMVREQIW² Daniel Paulsen, the head bartender, said of the map. As for Schenck, he hasn't quite become personally sea-worthy yet. But just wait. "Yeah, that's kind of the goal," he said of IEVRMRKLMWWEMPMRKGIVXM½GEXMSRW±-J-GERFI successful enough, I'm going to get a boat!" COURTESY OF YACHT CLUB BEVERAGE HOUSE The WF Metro A visitors' guide to items and places of interest A sailing dynasty at the YCBH When the chips are down, snack Some date the origin of the good ole American potato chip to 1853. Others aren't so sure. So what if Sir Walter Raleigh can be spotted eye-balling one in his grasp on the bag of a new brand of potato chip, Carolina Kettle? He is, after all, said to have introduced the potato to Europe, centuries ago. The chips — like just about anything with a "Made in North Carolina" label — can be found at the North Carolina General Stores in downtown Wake Forest. "It seems like the cream cheese and chive is the most popular," proprietor Tim Forrest said of the various varieties. The chips are made by "1in6 Snacks," founded in 2016 by a then junior at 2SVXL'EVSPMRE7XEXI9RMZIVWMX][LS opted to branch out from his family snack business and was motivated by the fact that one in six people in America do not know where their next meal is coming from. You see, 10 cents of each 5-ounce bag is donated to local food banks. "He's a real nice guy," Forrest said of Josh Monahan, the founder of "1in6 Snacks." The headquarters of Carolina Kettle, which has since been joined by the Rustic Roots Tortilla Chip brand, can be found on Raleigh's Hillsborough Street, in the heart of NC State's Wolfpack nation. PHILIP M. READ

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