30 Jan
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Celebrating a Man of Character

Asked about his accomplishments, Greg Poole, Jr. would cite his relationships with God, family, friends, trusted colleagues and valued partners. Mr. Poole’s extraordinary success in growing the business his father started, Gregory Poole Equipment Company, gave him opportunity to know and care for thousands of company employees and their families. His engagement in countless charitable […]

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22 Oct
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Stone Soup Supper Celebrity Judges Q&A

In addition to voting on your favorite chefs, celebrity judges, or trusted local foodies, will also be voting on their favorite soups. Celebrity judges will taste each soup blindly and pick their favorite. Based on the celebrity judges vote and the people’s choice vote one or two chefs will be crowned soup-erior! Read more about […]

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08 Oct
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Stone Soup Supper Chefs Q&A

Stone Soup Supper wouldn’t be as successful of an event if it wasn’t for the kind hearted chefs and their restaurants and businesses that support us. These chefs work long days and come happy to serve hundreds of guests, donating gallons and gallons of soup. We sat down with them to get to know them […]

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20 Aug
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Community Connector

Each day Lisa Lewis Jenkins makes scores of people feel less self-conscious, more welcome and more connected to people and places they didn’t know could help meet a need they weren’t even going to mention. Lisa is a social worker and a connector but that’s not the name she goes by. “I’m a chaplain,” she […]

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25 Apr
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

My name is Emily McCrary and I am a Development Intern for Urban Ministries of Wake County as well as a psychology undergraduate student. I am especially interested in the mental health field and was excited to have the opportunity to learn more about mental health outreach from Ana Maria. Ana Maria is the Behavioral […]

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07 Nov
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Dave Hawkins | Christmas at the Helen Wright Center

Being responsible for arranging breakfast for 24 ladies at 6:30 on a Sunday Morning can be quite a daunting task. I’m Dave Hawkins and Chairman of the Benevolence Committee at Hayes Barton Baptist Church (HBBC). I am also a member of The Danielson Sunday School Class which is quite a benevolent group of older church […]

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02 Nov
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Cream of Wild Mushroom with Duck Confit | Chef Andrew Pettifer

Chef Andrew Pettifer of Margaux’s dazzled the celebrity judges’ taste buds at last year’s Stone Soup Supper, being named Soup-erior chef with his Cream of Wild Mushroom with Duck Confit. Try Chef Andrew’s winning recipe yourself! Ingredients half cup diced onion 1 cup diced celery 3 cloves chopped garlic 1 cup oyster mushroom sliced 1 […]

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27 Sep
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Brisket Chili | Chef Melanie Dunia

At Last Year’s Stone Soup Supper you all voted Chef Melanie Dunia of The Pit and Empire Eats with her Brisket Chili as the Soup-erior Chef through the People’s Choice Vote. Today she’s been so kind to share it with us. Invite your friends over, because this one gallon recipe is sure to yield a […]

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08 Sep
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Amy Riggleman | To New Experiences

I have always had an open mind to life and the challenges that come with it. My life is made up with interesting, somewhat perplexing parts of the journey. From an early age, I had a desire to reach out and help those in need. From fixing up bumps and bruises on my brothers, helping […]

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28 Aug
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A New Adventure

Dr. Gary Greenberg, Medical Director of Urban Ministries Open Door Clinic for over 10 years, is starting a new adventure in his life: he’s a grandfather and we all know what that means. Gary isn’t leaving us. Starting on August 29, Dr. Greenberg will see patients two days a week and retain the title of […]

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