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A Christmas Tradition Ira David Wood III’s Iconic Show Thrills Big Audiences in the 919


New Tech Jobs in Brier Creek Governor Touts Infosys Opening in North Raleigh


Tips For Personal Dental Health X-ray Images An Important Part of Keeping Healthy Teeth


How Much Do Braces Cost? Dr. Gina Lee Explains Why More Adults Are Getting Braces


Organizing for Fall Smart Ideas on How To Accommodate Holiday Guests


Is Fitness Vital to Your Lifestyle? North Raleigh Fitness A Lot More Than Just a Gym


Unmatched Luxury, Convenience New Toll Brothers Communities Offer Families a True Experience


Taking the Stage in Holly Springs Performances, Music and Theater Bring Fall Fun to Southwest Wake


Celebrating Diversity Annual East Meets West Event Moves to Park West Village


Where Legends Play Big Names Again Expected At Annual SAS Championship


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Raleigh’s Love Affair with Bluegrass World of Bluegrass Features 8 Stages, 100+ Artists, 2 Incredible Days & More

The World of Bluegrass Experience William Lewis, Pinecone Forges Partnerships for Raleigh’s Big Party

Ready for Some Fall Fun?

919 Magazine’s Top Picks for Autumn Check Our List of Annual Events, Activities

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Publisher’s Note

14 Upfront 42

Autumn Events, Activities

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Advertisers Index

80-81 919 Deals 82

By The Numbers

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It’s Apple Pickin’ Time in NC

Tips and Details On How to Enjoy The Freshest Apples Possible! September/October




Suzy Beth Sarver

Graphic Design Myra Ray Tyler McElhaney

919 Magazine Keeps Growing


Preston Reins Jenny Smith Arielle Ingram

When we first visited Raleigh back in 2011, a plan came together for 919 Magazine within a matter of days. We were here scouting locations to launch a series of community magazines similar to what had already been thriving out west in California. Raleigh and the bordering towns were really growing and everywhere we went locals were sharing great stories about people, places and events that make the 919 such a great place to live, work and play. The two towns we visited first were Holly Springs and Apex, both beautiful towns rich in history and community spirit. We laid the foundation in the beginning of 2012 knowing that eventually these two communities would be brought into the fold of 919 Magazine and the concept of connecting Rolesville to Holly Springs along the I-540 corridor would be complete. That vision has now been realized with the new Autumn 2018 issues. I want to thank everyone involved in the expansion of 919 Magazine, including our first friends in Brier Creek and all those we have enjoyed sharing this journey with us for almost seven years. It has been exciting to visit with our new friends in Apex and Holly Springs and I look forward to meeting many more of you in the months to come. Let’s get this issue started! This month marks our fifth year of sponsorship of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Wide Open Bluegrass. We introduce you to Executive Director William Lewis of Pinecone, one of the three organizations that have been instrumental in moving this annual event to the 919. Be sure to read about the entertainment line-up and all the Bluegrass events and activities starting Page 36. What would autumn be without apple picking and pumpkin patches? Fall events and spooky trails? 919 Magazine breaks it down for you with where to go, see and do with your family this fall. Check out the information on Pages 40-43. We take a visit back over to the Hendersonville area for those in need of a field trip. How about a day with the family in an apple orchard? Here are some places you can do just that on Pages 46-47. Whatever you do and wherever you go this fall, we hope you will take us with you. And be sure to follow @919magazine on social media. You can send us your stories, your events, your pictures and your good news. Because if it’s important to you, it’s important to us. We are the 919, where we all live, work and play! Sincerely,

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A Christmas Tradition Ira David Wood III’s Iconic ‘A Christmas Carol’ Thrills Big Audiences in the 919

Theatre in the Park closes out 2018 with a robust schedule of entertainment –including the iconic and world-renowned Ira David Wood III’s “A Christmas Carol” -- guaranteed to entertain and engage audiences, Cited as “one of the most successful shows in North Carolina theatre history,” A Christmas Carol” has enjoyed critically acclaimed tours to England and France. With more than one million people having experienced the magic of “A Christmas Carol” throughout the years, the show regularly sells out. A few of its honors include being named one of the “Top 20 Events In The Southeast,” the Metro Ovation Award, the Triangle Arts & Entertainment Reader’s Choice Award, proclamations from the Mayor of Raleigh and the Governor of North Carolina, proclamations from Compiegne, France and Kingston-Upon-Hull, England, and the distinct privilege of being the first theatrical production at Durham Performing Arts Center. 14

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• First up is “It is Done”, by Alex Goldberg; running Oct. 5-21: Inside a desolate bar in the middle of nowhere, bartender Hand and his only customers, Jonas, a man on the run, and Ruby, a mysterious woman on a mission, settle in for a long evening to ride out a windstorm. Trapped together, seemingly innocent conversation escalates into life or death struggles as past secrets are revealed. A great Halloween treat! For mature audiences only. • “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is scheduled Nov. 30-Dec. 9: When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.


• Ira David Wood III’s “A Christmas Carol” is scheduled Dec. 5-9 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. A musical comedy adaptation of the Dickens classic, the show has been performed annually since 1974 and has been named one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast.” • And Ira David Wood III’s “A Christmas Carol” continues Dec. 12-16 at Ira David Wood III’s “A Christmas Carol” Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham. • “The Santaland Diaries” is planned for Dec. 14-23. Jesse Gephart returns for the 12th year spreading holiday cheer as ‘Crumpet the Elf ’. This one man show relives an out-of-work, young actor’s brief stint as an elf in Macy’s department store during the holiday season. Based on David Sedaris’ short story, Santaland is filled with highly charged, politically incorrect, irreverent commentaries of fellow elves, Santa’s true colors, and the raucous adults and children who come to visit St Nick each year. Come laugh, drink and be merry as you join us for this adult’s only holiday treat that is sure to make your spirits bright For more information on all shows and performances, call 919-831-6058 or visit theatreinthepark.com. September/October 2018


919 Magazine Expands Community Coverage to Apex and Holly Springs As part of a continued commitment to provide local communities, towns and neighborhoods with news and information on people, events, schools and businesses, 919 Magazine plans to expand coverage and distribution to Apex and Holly Springs beginning in September 2018. “Our number one goal is to continue providing relevant, hyper-local content for our readers,” said 919 Magazine Publisher Suzy Beth Sarver. Publisher Suzy Beth Sarver. “We focus our efforts on people, local charities and civic groups, schools, businesses and events and activities. Our commitment is to give readers a sense of what’s most important: Family, neighbors and community.” Apex and Holly Springs are among the fastest growing communities in North Carolina – and Apex was recently recognized as the fastest growing community in the U.S. Sarver stressed that 919 Magazine provides high volume distribution for its advertisers – on robust print, digital and social platforms – to better inform and promote the thriving 919 communities, including – in addition to Apex and Holly Springs – Morrisville, Cary, Brier Creek, Leesville/North Raleigh, Bedford, Wakefield, Research Triangle Park, Bethesda, Durham, Rolesville and Wake

Forest. “All this synergy works to not only inform our readers about people and events in their community – but also to support worthy charities and organizations in the 919,” Sarver stressed. “919 Magazine’s expansion into the Apex and Holly Springs communities represents the publication’s continued commitment to the individual communities and neighborhoods it has served and supported for more than five years,” Sarver said. Sarver emphasized that 919 Magazine is all about family and community – and providing information not available elsewhere. “We are essentially the only publication supporting communities along the I-540 Corridor – and we take that responsibility seriously by not only providing vital local information, but also by giving promotion and support to dozens of local charities and organizations – which is a part of our charge and our commitment.” Published six times a year,

919 Magazine delivers five editions six times a year serving communities and neighborhoods along the lucrative suburban I-540 Corridor – from Morrisville and North Cary, to Wake Forest and Roseville, to Apex and Holly Springs (including Brier Creek, South Durham, Research Triangle Park, Leesville/ Glendale Avenue, Creedmoor Road/Falls of Neuse, Falls Lake, Bethesda, Bedford, Wakefield Plantation and more. For more information, email advertise@919Magazine.com, call 919-8647300 or visit 919Magazine.com.

“Our number one goal is to continue providing relevant, hyper-local content for our readers. We focus our efforts on people, local charities and civic groups, schools, businesses and events and activities. Our commitment is to give readers a sense of what’s most important: Family, neighbors and community.” Suzy Beth Sarver 919 Magazine Publisher 16

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RDU Planning Major Updates On Roads, Lots Updates planned for roadways, parking lots and terminals

Over the next several months, travelers can expect updates to RaleighDurham International Airport’s roadways, parking lots and terminals. And beginning in September, work will begin to resurface ParkRDU Economy 3, causing the temporary closure of some spaces – and move forward on resurfacing John Brandley Boulevard. Work on these projects will continue into 2019, with a 18

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moratorium on construction during the holidays. “We continue to see passenger growth at RDU. In fact, total numbers are up 10 percent compared to last year, which was our busiest on the books,” said RaleighDurham Airport Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Landguth, in a release on rdu.com. “These renovations, originally outlined in the


Vision 2040 Master Plan, are the first of many projects to move from paper to reality.” To help navigate the renovations and reduce confusion, the airport is encouraging travelers and local citizens to “Connect Before You Jet” by visiting rdu.com/refresh to learn what’s under construction and how best to plan ahead. September/October 2018


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Family-Friendly BC Cupcake Run Planned Oct. 20

Brier Creek’s Earth Fare – located at 10341 Moncreiffe Road in the Brierdale Shopping Center – plans a Grand Re-Opening Event on Saturday, Sept. 22. The first 100 people in line get a mystery Earth Fare gift card valued at up to $500. Hundreds of new products, music, giveaways, special deals and more are featured throughout the day. Store hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 919-433-1390 for information.

The Cupcake Run at Brier Creek – presented by Brier Creek Commons shopping center and American Asset Corporation – is planned for 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. An FS Series event, the run is strollerand pet-friendly and benefits Make-AWish of Eastern North Carolina. DJ Alex will provide music and the Runner’s Village features giveaways, a bounce house, face painting and more. Participants will receive an official T-shirt, a medal and a cupcake – plus water and light refreshments at the finish line. The run begins and ends at the Clock Tower in the center. Top three male and female runners receive $50 gift certificates to Dick’s Sporting Goods. Age group winners (both male and females) receive

Brier Creek Country Club’s Comedy Night returns on Friday, Oct. 26 – beginning with drinks and dinner at 6 p.m. The show features Andy Woodhull, who has appeared on The Late Show with James Corden, Conan on TBS, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and more shows. Tickets are $34.50 for members and guests; Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh. Info: 919-206-4600; briercreekcc.com.

Brier Creek’s Lonerider Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery that opened in 2009, recently released a new seasonal beer as part of the Desperado Series. “For a Few Hops More” is Lonerider’s take on an American style wheat beer, and is brewed with four hop varieties. Lonerider is located 8816 Gulf Court, Suite 100 in North Raleigh. Visit loneriderbeer.com for information.

Delta Airlines will begin offering daily nonstop flights from RaleighDurham International Airport to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport next year, according to multiple reports.

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Visit fsseries.com for more information.

The Cupcake Run At Brier Creek WHEN: 8 am; Saturday, Oct. 20 WHERE: Brier Creek Commons, 8311 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh

Raleigh Durham International Airport recently received $2.4 million in entitlements and $10.1 million in discretionary funding from the Federal Aviation Administration to reconstruct a taxiway.

$20 gift certificates, while second and third place finishers receive $10 awards. Age group categories include 12-under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80-plus. Registration is $28 for age 13-up through Aug. 4 ($31 through Sept. 4; and $35 on race day); and $22 for age 12-under through Aug. 4 ($23 through Sept. 4; and $25 on race day). Premier Sponsor for the event is 919 Magazine. In addition to Dick’s Sporting Goods, other sponsors include HensonFuerst Personal Injury Lawyers, Diamond Springs, Sprouts, 1-800-PACKRAT, Accent Imaging, and Wake County Speedway.

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New Tech Jobs in Brier Creek Governor Touts Infosys Opening In North Raleigh Infosys – which provides consulting, technology and next-generation services – inaugurated its Technology and Innovation Hub in Brier Creek in August. The new North Carolina Hub, located at 7751 Brier Creek Parkway in Raleigh, will help Infosys work more closely with clients in the region to develop crossfunctional solutions to business challenges in such areas as machine learning, artificial intelligence, user experience and advanced digital technologies, including big data and cloud. The new Brier Creek operation – which already has 130 employees at work,

‘We are delighted to establish our presence here in North Carolina, which is already home to a highly skilled technology workforce and strong higher education ecosystem…” SALIL PARKH Infosys CEO

on its way to up to 2,000 – will also train, “upskill” and “reskill” Infosys and client employees in the technologies required to help American businesses accelerate their digital transformations. 20

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“The inauguration of our Raleigh Technology and Innovation Hub empowers our North Carolina employees by providing them with pioneering technology training that will help American industries revitalize their core businesses,” said Infosys CEO, Salil Parekh. “Supported by academic institutions in North Carolina and around the country, the Hub allows us to colocate, co-innovate and co-create alongside our clients and build on our passion for creating the next generation of top U.S. technology talent through world-class education and training. We are delighted to establish our presence here in North Carolina, which is already home to a highly skilled technology workforce and strong higher education ecosystem and thank Gov. Roy Cooper for his support.” Cooper was enthusiastic in welcoming Infosys to the 919. “Just over a year ago, Infosys committed to creating 2,000 high-skill, high-wage jobs in the Tar Heel State,” Cooper said. “The company is making strong progress towards that hiring target and, perhaps even more importantly, Infosys’ commitment to workforce development is helping to create new expertise in North Carolina and prepare our workforce for the jobs of the future.”


New Infosys Hub on Brier Creek Parkway in North Raleigh

Dr. Stephen Scott, Wake Technical Community College President, was equally excited about the Brier Creek facility’s opening. “We are grateful for Infosys’ commitment to the North Carolina Community College System as part of their expansion in Raleigh,” he said. “Infosys’ history of and commitment to lifelong education for their employees is complimentary to Wake Tech’s efforts in workforce training in North Carolina. By partnering with Infosys, Wake Tech is better able to provide a path to a career in technology and allow the state to maintain a competitive and a thriving job market.” Infosys’ partnerships with North Carolina academic institutions such as the North Carolina Community College System, North Carolina State University and others will provide recent graduates and experienced professionals with exposure to the latest training, research and career mentorship. Infosys’ academic partners will augment the company’s dedicated learning facilities within the Hub, which will deliver continuous learning across the employee lifecycle, according to a company statement. For more information, visit: infosys.com. September/October 2018



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O2 Fitness Club Plans December Opening in BC Now empty former HH Gregg facility in Brier Creek soon to be O2 Fitness Club

O2 Fitness Club plans to open in Brier Creek in December. The 30,000 sq. ft. facility will be in the Alexander Place Shopping Center in the former HH Gregg location, near Kohl’s and Wal-Mart. The new O2 Fitness Club will offer a variety of equipment, including cardio technology. It will also feature “The Field”, with nearly 4,000 sq. ft. of functional training space for personalized workouts.

“Our growth continues with this exciting and beautiful new club in Brier Creek and are thrilled to add the location to welcome new members to our fitness family. We are eager to provide a great option for the Brier Creek and West Raleigh communities to reach their overall health and wellness goals,” said founder and CEO, Michael D. Olander Jr. This new opening comes off the heels of 02’s first “Signature” Club that opened last month in Morrisville, making the new

Brier Creek location the 29th fitness club, and the 12th O2 facility in the Triangle. The Brier Creek gym will include many options for strength training and traditional cardio exercise equipment; a spacious Group Fitness studio, and a Mind~Body studio for yoga and Pilates classes. Members will have access to countless virtual group exercise classes on top of more than 60 live classes each week. For more information, visit o2fitnessclubs.com.

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar Coming to BC

Build out of Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar’s newest restaurant is under way in Brier Creek. Located at 4213 Corners Parkway, Suite 100, in The Corners at Brier Creek (across the parking lot from Harris Teeter, at the corner of TW Alexander and Highway 70/Glenwood Avenue), Bad Daddy’s philosophy is to “…prepare simple foods–such as the quintessential American dish, the hamburger –- with culinary passion to satisfy a craving among

restaurant-goers like nothing had before.” The restaurant chain – which began in Charlotte in 2007 – offers a variety of burgers, appetizers, salads and sides – plus daily features, shakes and a full bar. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar has 28 locations throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Georgia, Tennessee and Colorado. For more information, visit baddaddysburgerbar.com.


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919 | COMMUNITY Andrews Chapel At Brier Creek Now Selling National homebuilder M/I Homes continues build out of its Andrews Chapel at Brier Creek community on 114 acres in eastern Durham County. Andrews Chapel includes both single family homes and townhomes, ranging in size from 1,544 sq. ft. to 3,252 sq. ft. Features of the community include a pool, a community center, playground, volleyball court, parks and pond, winding sidewalks and a greenbelt. Single family homes start at $305,990, with townhomes pricing beginning at $271,990. For information, visit mihomes.com.

Andrews Chapel at Brier Creek features single-family homes and townhomes

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Brier Creek/RDU Events, Activities

Jeanine Finelli, Author of “Love Yourself to Health” with 919 Magazine publisher, SB Sarver at the KNOW luncheon held in August at Brier Creek Country Club. The event is part of an on-going luncheon series presented by The Morrisville Chamber of Commerce and sponsored in part by 919 Magazine and many other local companies and organizations.

9/8: REI Groundwater at BCES, 8:30 am-12 pm; free; Racial Equity Institute presents ‘Inequities Persist in Communities Like Our’s”; Brier Creek Elementary, 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh. Info: 919-484-4747, wcpss.net/briercreekes.

10/20: Books with Brian; Saturday, 3-4 pm; Grades K-5; free; practice reading skills with the See Spot Read certified therapy dogs. Duraliegh Road Community Library, 5800 Duraleigh Rd; 919-8811344; wakeco.gov/libraries.

9/22: Pups at the Pool; Saturday, 10-11:30 am; for members; free dog treats; Brier Creek Country Club Pool, 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh. Info: 919-206-4600; briercreekcc. com.

10/22-26: Book Fair; Pleasant Grove Elementary, 3605 Pleasant Grove Church Rd. Info: 919-6948770, wcpss.net/pleasantgrovees.

10/26: Comedy Night, 8 pm featuring Andy Woodhull; $34.50 per person; members and guests; Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh. Info: 919-2064600; briercreekcc.com.

10/9-30: Youth Soccer; age 3-5 (4:30-5:15 pm), age 6-9 (5:306:15 pm); $40 fee; Brier Creek Community Center, 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh. Info: 919-420-2340, parks.raleighnc.gov.

Sep-Dec: Parents’ Night Out; jumping, games, dinner, movie; 6-10 pm, Fridays; age 4-12; Pump It Up Brier Creek; 10700 World Trade Blvd #112. Info: 919-8283344; pumpitupparty.com/raleighnc.

10/9-30: Basketball Clinic; age 1014 (6:30-7:30 pm), $40 fee; Brier Creek Community Center, 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh. Info: 919-4202340, parks.raleighnc.gov.

Sep/Dec: BC Senior Club; 1011:30 am, Tue; age 55-up; Brier Creek Community Center; 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh. Info: 919-4202340; parks.raleighnc.gov.

10/16-11/6: Hip Hop Dance; age 7-11 (girls, 6-6:45 pm; boys, 6:457:30 pm); $42 fee; Brier Creek Community Center, 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh. Info: 919-420-2340, parks.raleighnc.gov.

Sep/Dec: Beginning Line Dance; age 18-up; 6:30-7:45 pm; $2 drop-in, $10 pass; Brier Creek Community Center; 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh. Info: 919-420-2340; parks.raleighnc.gov.

Sep/Dec: BC Exercise Fitness Center; age 18-up; $5 drop-in (30-day passes $15); Brier Creek Community Center, 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh. Info: 919-420-2340, parks.raleighnc.gov.

9/26: Neighbors Night Out, 6-8 pm; sponsored by the Brier Creek HOA Social Committee; visit neighbors and learn more about various social clubs and programs in the community; Jasmine Court, Brier Creek Country Club. Info: 919-206-4600; briercreekcc.com.

10/16: Women Coffee & Book Club; reading and discussing ‘The Alice Network’ by Kate Quinn; 6:30 pm; free; Barnes and Noble – Brier Creek Commons, 8431 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh; 919-484-9903; barnesandnoble.com.

We found a big party happening at Coglin’s with a local 919 resident enjoying a tasty adult beverage. Coglin’s is one of our new #919Favorites 24

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X-ray Images Important to Dental Health By DR. BEN and DR. SUSAN THOMPSON Thompson & Thompson Family Dentistry

screen for periodontal disease. We also will check between teeth for decay and around the roots for signs of abscess or infection. A panoramic image allows us to see your jawbones, joints, and sinuses and screen for any abnormalities or growths. With modern digital films and lead aprons with thyroid collars, radiation is minimal and x-rays are perfectly safe for everyone.

One question we are frequently asked is “Do I need to have x-rays taken?�. The answer is a resounding YES! Most dental problems cannot be diagnosed without quality x-rays. Only a small portion of a tooth is visible in the mouth. Without films, the root and areas between the teeth cannot be examined. Our dentists and hygienists will use your films to evaluate your bone levels and

Thompson & Thompson DDS, PA 10251 Little Brier Creek Ln, Suite 101 Raleigh, NC thompsonfamilydentistry.com | 919-484-2617

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How Much Do Braces Cost? By Dr. GINA LEE Brier Creek Orthodontics

Just how much do braces cost? This is by far the most common question that orthodontists receive and an important one that all patients want to know. It falls along the lines of “how much is a purse?” or “how much will it be to fix my car?” There are many factors to consider when it comes to price of orthodontic treatment. Braces aren’t just for kids anymore, as they are very popular for adults, too. And while you may have never pictured yourself with a “metal mouth” as an adult, it is becoming more common for adults to get braces – and they’re not always the metal type either. Nearly one million Americans over 18 years of age visit an orthodontist and have orthodontic treatment, so you definitely won’t be alone.


With s many American adults getting braces, you have to wonder why they didn’t get them as a kid. Why now? There are a couple of reasons why adults get braces (one of which may be why you’re considering them): 1. Never treated problems as a kid. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to treat the problems when they’re young. Because of that, those problems have remained or have worsened. These problems could include: • Crooked or crowded teeth • Overbites, under-bites or cross-bites • Incorrect jaw position or jaw joint disorder Therefore, it becomes increasingly important to get braces to finally correct the problem. Not correcting it could lead to: • Tooth decay • Gum disease • TMJ • Headaches and earaches • Problems speaking and chewing 26

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2. Parents couldn’t afford it. For some people, getting braces as an adult is primarily a financial one. Their parents couldn’t afford orthodontic treatment when they were young and now that they’re older and financially independent, braces may be affordable. 3. More conscious of problems. It’s also highly common for adults to become more self-conscious of their smile as they age and more aware that they need the work done.


The most significant difference between getting braces when you’re older compared to getting braces when you’re young is time. Treatment can take a little longer for adults than it does for children. Children’s teeth are more easily moved during the braces treatment, whereas an adult may need to wear braces a little longer to receive the desired results. Plan to discuss about how long your treatment might take, as everyone is different.


On average, orthodontic treatment at Brier Creek and North Durham Orthodontics may cost anywhere from $2,500 to $7,000 without dental insurance, depending on the type of braces you get. Here are the five types of braces and their corresponding prices: • Invisalign: $2,500-$7,000 • Traditional Metal Braces: $2,500-$6,500 • Ceramic Braces: $2,800-$7,000 • Gold Braces: $2,800-$7,000 • Lingual Braces: $7,000-$11,000


So how can you pay for the smile that you have been dreaming about? Here are a few places to start:


• Dental Insurance. See if your dental insurance plan covers the cost of braces. Some dental plans will not pay for orthodontic treatment for people over 18 years old. We will do a complimentary benefit analyses to determine your dental coverage. • Flexible Spending Account (FSA). If you have a FSA and/or Health Care Savings (HSA) account, use it to help you pay for your braces. • Visit Different Orthodontists. Prices at the orthodontist may vary, depending on where you live and upon the orthodontist’s discretion, so visit a few different ones so you can find one that offers affordable prices and with the exceptional treatment that you deserve. • Payment Plans. We will work with you on a payment schedule so you don’t have to pay for the entire treatment in full and offer monthly financial arrangements to make it more manageable for you.

Dr. Gina Lee

Brier Creek Orthodontics 10411 Moncreiffe Road #105A Brierdale Shopping Center 919-544-9700 briercreekortho.com To find out more, call 919-544-9700 and request a complimentary Smile Evaluation and discuss treatment options to receive an exact quote. September/October 2018


Foundation of Hope

30th Annual Thad and Alice Eure Walk for Hope Each year, thousands of participants come together at the Angus Barn in North Raleigh to show solidarity for family, friends, and community members living with a mental illness. After the walk is over, participants join in a celebration of their achievement with a family-friendly afternoon of food, games, music, and prizes. The 30th Annual Walk for Hope is Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Angus Barn on Glenwood Avenue just south of I-540 in North Raleigh. The Walk for Hope features three different routes: • 10K (6.2 mi.) begins at the Angus Barn on Highway 70/ Glenwood Avenue, loops through the Umstead State Park and returns to the Angus Barn. • 5K (3.1 mi.) begins at the Angus Barn on Highway 70/Glenwood Avenue, turns around at the Umstead Visitor Center, and returns to the Angus Barn. • 1-mile Family Fun Nature Hike around the Angus Barn Lake.


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Most participants raise the money they need to participate, with the average participant raising a minimum of $150. Registration through Oct. 13 is $70 for adults, and $30 for youths (age 6-12) and full time students. Children age 5 and under are free. Same-day registration is slightly higher. Parking is available in two separate areas off of Lumley Road, with free shuttles available 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. • 9600 Lumley Road • 8081 Arco Corporate Drive, near the exit of Lumley Road & I-540 The walk event is a day filled with family fun and prizes. All registered participants receive a T-shirt and are invited to join the post-Walk celebration with kids’ activities, food, music and more. Top fundraisers receive special prizes and recognition, and everyone is entered into the event raffle for more prizes. For more information, call 919-7819255, email walkforhope@walkforhope.com, or visit walkforhope.com.


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Humorist David Sedaris returns to the University of North Carolina Wilmington for a reading and lecture in 2019, as part of his alma mater’s “UNCW Presents” series. Sedaris – creator of the “Santaland Diaries” – graduated from Sanderson High in North Raleigh. His appearance is set for 7:30 p.m. on April 15 at Kenan Auditorium.

Sears plans to close both its retail store and auto center at Crabtree Valley Mall. The announcement by the retailer indicated the North Raleigh operations were part of decision to close more than 40 stores nationwide in November.

Andre Smith is the new Assistant Principal at Hilburn Academy.

Hot Sauce & Ketchup restaurant is now open at 7400 Six Forks Road in North Raleigh, and features burgers and wings. Get more information at 919-706-5112 or visit hotsauceandketchup.com.

Angela Day, a teacher at Leesville Road Middle, is now to Assistant Principal at LRMS.

Jordache Artis, formerly Assistant Principal at Durant Road Elementary has moved to East Millbrook Middle as Assistant Principal.

McDonald’s plans to modernize its North Carolina restaurants throughtout the next two years – with new interior and exterior design, digital self-order kiosks, new table service, and more. The franchise McDonald’s on Glenwood Avenue in North Raleigh is currently experiencing its makeover.

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Christopher Bryan Tunstall was named Assistant Principal at Pine Hollow Middle.

Events Raise Millions to Fund Research, Treat Mental Illnesses

Isaiah Todd, a 6’10” high school basketball player, transferred to Trinity Academy of Raleigh for his junior year. Both ESPN and 24 Sports have Todd ranked as a top three power forward in the class of 2020. He led John Marshall of Virginia to a state championship last year as a sophomore.

Lisa Nelson, Assistant Principal at East Millbrook Middle, is now Assistant Principal at Durant Road Elementary.

Wayne Stewart is a new Assistant Principal at Leesville Road High.

In the nearly 30 years since it began, Foundation of Hope’s flagship charity event has helped raise millions of dollars to research and treat illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, postpartum depression, schizophrenia, and anorexia. One hundred percent of the money raised by event participants directly funds local mental health research at the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Psychiatry, foundation officials said. Plus, the foundation works to call attention to the stigma and significance of these often invisible illnesses, which affect as many as one in five American adults.

Evening of Hope Annual Charity Dinner, Auction Presented by CPI Security, the Evening of Hope is planned for Wednesday, Sept. 12 at The Pavilion at the Angus Barn in North Raleigh. Special guest and keynote speaker for the 2018 annual charity dinner and auction is Brooke Shields, renowned actress and mental health advocate. Benefiting the Foundation of Hope for Research & Treatment of Mental Illness, the Evening of Hope event features an elegant five-course dinner – served with exceptional wine pairings – prepared by Iron Chef Walter Royal, as well as a live auction, a silent auction, and the keynote address. In 2017, over 430 participants helped raise more than $410,000 for clinical research projects. For more information, call 919-7819255, or visit walkforhope.com.

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St. Francis Hosts Day of Workshops On Life’s Journey

A Raleigh team won the 21st Annual Father & Son Team Classic golf tournament on the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach, SC, recently. David Butler and son, Noah, have competed in the tournament for the past seven years – and beat 332 other registered teams. “We started out way in the bottom divisions. Every year his handicap would get better and we would move up,” David Butler told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach. “When we first started out he was (small) and he was about a 30 handicap.” Noah Butler is a senior at Leesville Road High in North Raleigh.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Community hosts “Franciscan Spirit and Life Conference: Dare to be Franciscan” beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing throughout the day on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Fellowship Hall. Participants participate in a day of workshops, and learn ways to live your faith in the everyday settings of your life and grow in understanding of our Franciscan identity. The experience is designed to “enhance your faith experience, support your life journey, impact your everyday family life, and motivate you to live out your calling.” Participants are welcome to join for the whole conference – which is free and begins at 8 a.m. – or choose specific breakouts at any time throughout the day that work for their schedule. Visit stfrancisraleigh.org or email jennifer.fiduccia@stfrancisraleigh.org to get additional information. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Community Fellowship Hall is located at 11401 Leesville Road in North Raleigh.

Special Evening In North Raleigh Helps Homeless Animals Second Chance Pet Adoptions hosts its 18th Annual Evening of Pawsibilites at 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at North Ridge Country Club in North Raleigh. This highly popular event raises funds and awareness for homeless animals in Wake County that need a forever home. Participants can expect incredible food, a wine pull, and unique silent and live auction items. Special prizes and raffles also are part of the evening’s activities. For more information or to purchase tickets to the event, call 919-851-8404 or visit secondchancenc.org.


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9/20-10/25: Path for Peach: Healing Our Grief; 11 am-12:30 pm; 18-up; free; Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults, 1901 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh; 919-996-4720; parks. raleighnc.gov.

9/27: JFS Jewish Human Services/ Mential Health Providers Networking Dinner; 6:30-8:30 pm; Temple Beth Or Social Hall, 5315 Creedmoor Rd; 919-919-781-2200; shalomraleigh. org.

9/29: ‘Evening of Pawsibilities’, benefit for Second Chance Pet Adoptions; 6:30-10 pm; North Ridge Country Club, 6612 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh. Info: 919-851-8404, secondchancenc.org.

10/3-29: Martial Arts; Chinese Kenpo Karate for teens and adults; 7-8:30 pm (M, W); age 13-up; $45 fee; Millbrook Exchange Community Center, 1905 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh; 919996-4156; parks.raleighnc.gov.

10/6-27: Jazzy Cheer – Hip Hop Fusion; 2:15-3 pm; age 6-13; $45 fee; Lake Lynn Community Center, 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh; 919-831-6565; parks.raleighnc.gov.

10/16: Not So Spooky Spiders; explore the web-filled world of our eight-legged friends; 10-11 am; age 26; $1 fee; Durant Nature Park, 8305 Camp Durant Rd; 919-870-2871; parks.raleighnc.gov.

10/24, 27: Go Batty!; learn all about bats, play batty games and make a bat toy; 12:45-2:15 pm (Wed), 10:30 am-12 pm (Sat); age 3-5; $3 fee; Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve; 5229 Awls Haven Dr, Raleigh; 9199966764; parks.raleighnc.gov.

10/27: Introduction to Birding; participants learn bird identifications; *;30-10:30 am; age 13-up; $10 fee; Forest Ridge Park, 2100 Old NC 98 Hwy; parks.raleigh.gov.

Sep/Oct: Seniors Free Tennis Play; 9 am-12 pm, Mon and Thu; 55-up; Millbrook Tennis Center, 1905 B Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh; 919-872-4128; parks.raleighnc.gov.

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Fitness a Vital Part of Your Lifestyle? More Than Just a Gym, North Raleigh Fitness Is A Passionate Community


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With the mission of helping the community build a healthy lifestyle, Gary and Michele Storr purchased what was then, Raleigh Strength and Fitness, in December 2017. Rebranding the company as North Raleigh Fitness, the owners began to focus on a total fitness environment that would increase the quality of life and overall health of the clients served. “We want to help people, help them get in shape”, said Gary Storr. “Help improve their health. Help boost their self-confidence. Help them feel amazing…and have fun doing it.” What sets North Raleigh Fitness apart as a community fitness resource is its size and approach. Located in a 2500 sq. ft. boutique fitness studio, North Raleigh Fitness offers a private – yet intimate – atmosphere. The size allows trainers to work closely with each and every client ensuring that no client will have to compete for space or attention. With the approach of customized fitness, the trainers listen to each client’s

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goals and work with the client to craft a paramount individualized program to meet their specific needs. And all ages and athletic backgrounds are able to come to North Raleigh Fitness’s welcoming, professional, and fun environment. “Our professional fitness coaches develop individuals, athletes, and teams to reach their highest levels of fitness through varied functional movements executed at high intensity,” stressed Michele Storr. With programs such as functional strength training, injury recovery, mobility, and high intensity metabolic conditioning combined with open floor space, dumbbells, free weights, pulley systems, bands, TRX systems, free weights, BOSU, and other tools, clients are sure to be challenged and inspired to return. Plus, Gary and Michele truly believe North Raleigh Fitness is a part of the fabric of the community – and a trusted partner that will offer a customized approach to motivate clients toward their fitness goals. “It is the people that count! We want to assist in the journey toward realizing aspirations and truly help in changing client’s lives,” Gary added. North Raleigh Fitness – located at 7209


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World of Bluegrass In Downtown Raleigh Features 8 Stages, 100+ Artists, 2 Incredible Days Wow. It’s certainly clear that the 919 really embraces bluegrass music. The International Bluegrass Music Association has found a real home in Raleigh – and attracting big crowds to its annual celebration. And 2018 appears to be a bigger, expanded multi-faceted event on Sept. 28-29 if the schedule is any indication. Raleigh’s biggest annual event features IBMA and Grammy Award winners, topnotch emerging acts, traditional bluegrass, and acts that stretch the boundaries across eight stages in downtown Raleigh. The City of Raleigh, the Raleigh 36

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Convention Center, the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Pinecone collaborate on the annual Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival. Last year the event drew more than 200,000 fans. Yes, it will be huge. Tickets for the Awards Show, the ticketed portion of Wide Open Bluegrass (which takes place at Red Hat Amphitheater), and the Bluegrass Ramble Showcase – plus conference registration and details on all events – are available at www.ibma.org. For specific details on the Wide Open Bluegrass event, visit wideopenbluegrass.com


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Topping the list: • Red Hat Amphitheater: The Main Stage, a fundraiser for the Bluegrass Trust Fund (which provides emergency support for bluegrass music professionals) features 12 performances over the two-day festival – including such artists as Ricky Skaggs, Patty Loveless, Sam Bush, John Cowan, the Gibson Brothers, Chatham County Line, the Earls of Leicester, Flatt Lonesome and more. • Open Bluegrass Youth Stage: Sponsored by 919 Magazine for the 5th consecutive year, this stage in front of the Raleigh Convention Center will have full sets by 10 youth bands, competitively selected during 2018. • Six additional stages: In addition to the Red Hat Amphitheater events and the Youth Stage events, free music is available throughout downtown Raleigh. • The individual aspects of the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2018 event include the IBMA Business Conference; the Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards; and the Bluegrass Ramble, an innovative series of music showcases, taking place throughout the week. • Wide Open Bluegrass includes both ticketed main stage performances at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater and the free Street Festival in downtown Raleigh on Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3. • Red Hat Amphitheatre Main Stage: Up to half of the net proceeds from the ticket sales go to the Bluegrass Trust Fund, which provides financial assistance to individuals in the bluegrass music community in times of emergency need. Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas leads an all-star lineup. • The free StreetFest includes more than 80 bands, five music stages, a dance tent, vendors, an arts market, concessions, youth performances and activities – including programming set up by IBMA’s Youth Council, and programs in the Raleigh Convention Center, and more. • Bluegrass Ramble, a series of showcases in clubs and restaurants throughout downtown Raleigh, featuring dozens of official showcase performances. • The North Carolina Pork Council hosts the Whole Hog Barbecue Championship on Saturday (Sept. 29).

International Bluegrass Music Association World of Bluegrass And Wide Open Bluegrass Event WHEN: Sept. 25-29 WHERE: Downtown Raleigh INFO: www.ibma.org, www.wideopenbluegrass.com

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A Major Part of the Successful World of Bluegrass Experience Pinecone Forges Partnerships And Plans for the Big Annual Happening 1. What is Pinecone?

Our full name for Pinecone is the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music. Our purpose is to preserve, promote and present all forms of traditional music dance and other folk performing arts.

2. How and why did Pinecone get started?

Founded 1984 by several Raleighbased musicians and a dancer at the time (they were mentoring in the community and realized there wasn’t much public forum for this type of music). Traditional music is homegrown in the community – it’s a process more than a product. It was learned and passed along – and learning more about that person, why they learned that song and that informal way helps to maintain a connection to people and the place. That is why its different…it’s very personal. Pinecone founders wanted public programs that would highlight these people and music traditions and diversity of the Piedmont region, with a lot of focus always on the mountains as well. Comprised of both rural communities and urban- with global businesses and universities, the Piedmont offers a fine breadth of music – long-standing or newer – with each person bringing their own traditions coming in from around the world, and we want to highlight all of that in the programs.

With William Lewis, Executive Director, Pinecone 3. What events and concerts does Pine Cone sponsor?

Pinecone presents more than 200 music programs annually; some of those are concerts, most of which are free. We want to provide opportunities monthly with people participating in Irish music, bluegrass and shape note singing. Shape note is unaccompanied music sung from hymnals dating back to the early 1800s. The tradition was dying and Pinecone and others are keeping it going. We have workshops, jams and camps, and great programs for youth, including documentary and film projects. In addition, we have the Weekly Pinecone Bluegrass Show on WQDR 94.7 on Sundays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Two volunteers, Larry Nixon and Tim Woodall, have been running this show live since 1989. People call in and request music, with both commercial and community recordings represented. You just don’t see live music shows as much anymore. With all of the technology, most programming is pre-recorded. This show is really something special.

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Music is a key connector and, with so many people moving to Raleigh and the Triangle, they want to learn more about cultural expression. Our programming lets you understand the long-standing traditions that are here. It certainly helped me to understand that region and hear the community music. It’s a direct connection to the people and place of this region through music.

region. The music and the tradition that is a part of this grassroots home-grown region is wonderfully diverse, with all types of music such as ballad singing, blues, folk, funk music, gospel, jazz, and soul music. It’s the foundation of music that is a part of our state’s traditions and from there we moved on with it.

is good for IBMA . We included the community and the merchants and they really appreciated that and it showed with the street festival.

6. Why is the IBMA World of Bluegrass event important to Raleigh?

We have a local organizing committee and the three local entities together are the “tri-chairs” for that committee to do this. Pinecone really works on this event week and all year long. We have a shuttle for the ramble, we put the banners up in the streets and that partnership model is what really has made the difference and it is the organized system of making sure people are engaged. Specifically, Pinecone is responsible for the two-day festival – we produce the programming at Red Hat, in partnership with IBMA. We book all the bands for the street stages and coordinate with the bands. It’s a year-round planning effort.

Pinecone partnered with Visit Raleigh (Convention and Visitors Bureau) and the Raleigh Convention Center to get IBMA to come here. We knew it would be great for Raleigh. Our downtown is well laid out as an “event campus” – and it’s newly renovated. Pinecone helped get IBMA to the table to talk. The whole point for Pinecone was to have the community to buy into this event. We encouraged the event to be “open” and available to the public, with new venues such as the Bluegrass Ramble. The “free festival” originally met some resistance – but we worked on it with IBMA and made it happen. Before moving to Raleigh, the IBMA event was in Nashville – and had about 16,000 visitors their last year. We blew that number out and it has grown a lot here ever since (now at 150,000-plus attendees). That power of partnerships

5. What else should 919 Magazine readers know about Pinecone?

Our largest program is connected with the International Bluegrass Music Association. For a business model, the mission and the culture of the organization, this is something we really value most. It’s a good thing; we share the risk and reward and resources and get more done together. Putting together the World of Bluegrass event with the IBMA is really the beauty of that fabric being created right in front of us. Because of the radio show and the IBMA connection, many people think we are just bluegrass, but we are more broader than that and are tied to the diversity of the Piedmont

William LewisProfile RESIDENCE: Cary AGE: 43 PROFESSION: Pinecone Program Director, 2004-2007; Pinecone Executive Director, 2008-present EDUCATION: Appalacian State (Cultural Anthropology); Masters at UNC Chapel Hill in Folklore (with focus in music tied to folk and traditional music; Cultural Trails Program (Blue Ridge Music Trails) HOMETOWN: Wrayswood, GA FAMILY: Wife, Jessica; two children, Eliza (14, Cary High); Anna (12, Reedy Creek Middle) PETS: Pumpkin and Adeline (cats) INTERESTS: Enjoying outdoors – boating, hiking, fishing; making music with friends and family; guitar and singing (self taught, like his father) 919 Magazine


7. What is the “organization” that puts on the event?

8. What has made the event so successful?

“919 Love” is an important broader effort, and keeping it local has made the difference. We work very hard all year to make sure Wide Open Bluegrass and World of Bluegrass is successful. I have been on the Board of Directors of IBMA since 2012, and the feedback from the members has been very positive. They say how hospitable the city is, and they feel so welcome being here in Raleigh. They find citizens and locals are fully engaged and making recommendations to the guests. Other comments talk about our police department and how helpful and friendly the whole experience has been each year.

9. What is your personal favorite part of the annual IBMA event?

When it all starts coming together. Until the event starts, there’s never a moment you can truly relax. Once it all gets going on Thursday, once crowds start showing up, you start to enjoy the process. Here’s something you have been working, discussing and planning for over 300 days of the year and now it comes together.. Seeing the audience and the events is very rewarding.



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t n E , e u q i n U a r o f s k 10 Pic are involved with renowned chefs, authors and national media. This worthy event also boasts itself as “zero-waste”, with the use of compostable goods and recycling. Order individual tickets or get the special VIP package, aptly title “The Whole Shebang”.

Oct. 17-20 Chapel Hill and Carrboro locations 404-822-0276 terravitafest.com

‘Hamilton’ at DPAC

The musical that took Broadway by storm with its hip-hop sound arrives in Durham, creating a frenzy among locals to secure tickets – so it may some creativity (and deep pockets) at this point to gain access to the theater. But this is a chance to see what’s become nothing short of a phenomenon.

NC Chinese Lantern Festival

Though this unique event continues into 2019, it actually begins in November – and features hundreds of larger-thanlife lanterns on display, creating a colorful adventure to walk through during the upcoming holidays. More than 15,000 LED lights make up 20 distinct displays, including a 200-foot-long, 21-foot-tall Chinese Dragon.

Nov. 6-Dec. 2 Durham Performing Arts Center 123 Vivian St. Durham 919-680-2787 dpacnc.com

Nov. 23-Jan. 13, 2019 Koka Booth Amphitheatre Cary 919-462-2025 Boothamphitheatre.com

‘Terrivita’ Food & Drink Festival

The Chapel Hill-based festival --now in its 9th year with awards and many accolades -- is a food and drink-lovers main event and it’s a festival with a heart -- with a mission give back and bolster the community (raising more than $50,000 for local organizations). Festival attendees can expect exceptional dinners, tasting events, book signings, after parties and chef ’s demonstrations with educational sessions. Over 100 different participants 919 Magazine

‘Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert’

Imagine watching the 1977 Star Wars: A New Hope on the big screen as the North Carolina Symphony performs the John Williams score live. A special presentation for every Star Wars fan. Oct. 5-6; 8pm Oct. 7; 7pm Meymandi Concert Hall 2 E South St., Raleigh 919-996-8700 ncsymphony.org

The International Festival of Raleigh

This annual festival enters its 33rd year in Raleigh, featuring a “Celebrations Around the World” theme that features over 50 countries representing meaningful traditional celebrations from their country. Daily events, performances, great food and drinks. A special event for the whole family. Oct. 26-28 Raleigh Convention Center 500 S Salisbury St. Raleigh internationalfocus.org



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n o s a e S tertaining Art of Cool Festival

Oktoberfest at Fearrington

We selected this one because it’s their first year and what’s not to love about an Oktoberfest and a real “Bier Garden”? Local chefs and brewing companies coming together to have fun with Bavarian music and, according to their event page, plenty of “Germanic-styles of beer”. Tickets include admission, beer tastings, food samples and a take home sampler. They will also have a selection of German wines for the non-beer drinkers. Sept. 30 Fearrington Village 2000 Fearington Village Center Pittsboro Fearington.com

The 5th edition of Durham’s Art of Cool Festival – in downtown Durham – is nothing less than an experience. Durham born and bred, AOCFEST welcomes “Cooligans” to enjoy Nas, Erykah Badu, Maxwell, Meshell NDegeocello, Rahsaan Patterson, Dwele, Sango, Iman Omari, Damien Escobar, Sons of Kemet, Durham’s own 9thWonder. featuring Spinderella -- and many more. Ticket prices and packages vary. Sept. 28-29 Downtown Durham aocfestival.com

North Carolina State Fair

A classic fall event and one that is a time honored tradition by many families in the 919. Get your fix with deep fried twinkies, corn dogs, cotton candy and carmel corn. Ride the rides, check out the bunny rabbits or cruise the art show. Show your kids real animals, up close and personal. Milk a cow, ride the sky tram, see a concert. Oct. 11-21 NC State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Rd. Raleigh ncstatefair.org

74th Annual Raleigh Christmas Parade

The largest annual parade between Atlanta and Washington DC, the event features marching bands, dancers, classic cars and more along the downtown Raleigh 1.4-mile route. Presented by the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association, it’s free to the 60,000 or so spectators. Nov. 17 Downtown Raleigh 919-256-3640 grma.org

Ira David Wood III’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

OK, it’s not technically an autumn event – but this allows you to get your tickets early to this musical comedy adaptation of the Dickens classic. Performed annually since 1974 and seen by more than a million people, these shows regularly sell out. Lots of fun (featuring some local humor, which changes from show-to-show) and great music. Dec. 5-9 Duke Energy Center, Raleigh Dec. 12-16 DPAC, Durham 919-831-6058 theatreinthepark.com





M N U A TU Seasonal Events & Activities • 9/7-9: 37th Annual Greek Festival; Fri. 5-10 pm; Sat. 11 am-10 pm; Sun. 11 am-6 pm; free; Authentic food, live music, dance groups and more; Adults: $3; Seniors & Ages 13-19: $2; Children 13 & under: free; NC State Fairgrounds (Graham Bldg) 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. Info: raleighgreekfestival.com. • 9/7-9: Oktoberfest; 12-4 pm; free; live music, wiener dog races, more throughout the village; 8480 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh. Info: lafayettevillageraleigh.com. • 9/15-16: 44th Annual Centerfest Arts Festival; Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm; Art, live music, dance, kids zone; downtown Durham. Info: centerfest. durhamarts.org. • 9/15-11/4: Naylor Family Farm & Giant Corn Maze; Mon-Thu, by appointment only; Fri. 1-6 pm; Sat. 9 am-6 pm (1st Hayride starts at 10am); Sun. 1-6 pm; free; petting zoo, kids play area, gem mining, hayrides, corn crib, more; 6016 US 401 North Fuquay Varina. Info: naylorfamilyfarm.com.


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• 9/15-11/4: Fall Harvest & Pumpkin Festival; Daily 10 am-5 pm; Pumpkin Patch, farm animals, fish feeding dock, kids playland, more; Hill Ridge Farms 703 Tarboro Rd, Youngsville. Info: hillridgefarms.com.

• 9/25-29: World of Bluegrass; week-long music event, with live music, activities, conference, awards ceremony, expo, festival; paid and free events and activities; Downtown Raleigh. Info: worldofbluegrass.org.

• 9/21-23: Southern Ideal Home Show; Fri, Sat 10 am-8 pm; Sun: 11 am-6 pm; features hundreds of building, remodeling, kitchen and bath, landscaping, and outdoor exhibitors; NC State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. Info: raleighfairgroundshomeshow.com. • 9/22-10/28: Pumpkin Season; Mon.-Thu, 9 am-1 pm; Fri-Sun. 9 am-6 pm; pick your own pumpkin from the vine, explore the corn maze, take a hayride, play in the corn crib, slide down the Hay Stack Slide, ride the Cow Train, enjoy the farm animals, have a duck run race, more; 6100 Mt. Herman Rd., Raleigh. Info: pagefarmsraleigh.com. • 9/22-10/31: Corn Maze; Fri. 3-6:30 pm; Sat. 10 am-6:30 pm; Sun. 1-6pm; Activities, baby goats, hay ride, and more; Phillips Farms 6701 Good Hope Church Rd, Cary. Info: phillipsfarmsofcary.com


• 9/29: Annual Fall Hay Day; 11 am-4 pm; benefit for Horses for Hope; live entertainment, food trucks, pony rides, hayrides, wine pull, raffles, door prizes, and more; free admission; 2909 Banks Road, Raleigh. Info: horsesforhope.org. • 9/29: Harvest Festival; 2-8 pm; live music, authentic South Indian food booths, stage shows, kids games; St Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church, 225 Bashford Rd, Raleigh. Info: harvestfestnc. com.

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• 10/11-21: North Carolina State Fair; check website for hours, events, ticket information, and more; NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh; Info: ncstatefair.org.

Halloween Events And Activities

• 10/27: Galleria Craft Fair; 9 am-4:30 pm; presented by the Knights of Columbus, St. Raphael Catholic Church, 5801 Falls of Neuse Rd. Info: galleriacraftfair. com.

• 9/22-10/31: Haunted Forest at Panic Point; additional attractions; $20, at the door, $18, online; 2808 Cedar Creek Rd, Youngsville. Info: raleighhauntedhouse.com

• 10/27: Fall Fun Fest; 10 am-4 pm; arts and crafts, food trucks, live music, costume contest, more; Main Street, Rolesville. Info: rolesvillenc.gov.

• 9/28-10/31: Haunted Farm; admission includes four attractions: Field of Lost Souls; Rebellion Trail; Gore House; and Big Top Terror; Phillips Farms, 6701 Good Hope Church Rd, Cary. Info: phillipsfarmsofcary. com.

• 10/27: HollyFest, 10 am-4 pm; live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities, food, business expo, more; Jefferson L Sugg Farm Park at Bass Lake, 2401 Grigsby Ave, Holly Springs. Info: 919-557-3930, hollyspringsnc.us.

• 10/13: Haunted Spook-Tacular, 5-8 pm; free; amazing interactive spooky exhibits, costume contest with prizes, haunted trail and more; Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Rd. Info: 919557-2496, hollyspringsnc.us.

• 11/2-4: Carolina Designer Craftsmen Market; original handmade work by 180 juried exhibiting artists; check website for times, info; Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh. Info: carolinadesignercraftsmen.com.

• 10/20: Haunted Hayride, 7-11:59 pm; age 14-up; $5 fee; confront everything from zombies to clowns; Jefferson L Sugg Farm Park at Bass Lake, 2401 Grigsby Ave, Holly Springs. Info: 919-557-3930, hollyspringsnc.us.

• 11/3-4: 77th Annual NC Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival; Sat, 9 am-5 pm; Sun, 10 am-4 pm; presented by the NC Gourd Society; craft workshops, vendors, competitions; NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh. Info: ncgourdsociety.org.

• 10/27: Kooky Spooky Halloween Party; 6–8:30 pm; family friendly spooktacular; adult must accompany children; Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E Hargett St, Raleigh. Info: marbleskidsmuseum.org.

• 11/17: Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair; 10 am-5 pm; handmade pottery, glass, jewelry, wood, and fiber arts items; meet the artists; free refreshments; The Crafts Center, Thompson Hall, 210 Jensen Dr, Raleigh. Info: crafts.arts.ncsu.edu/events-andexhibitions. 919 Magazine


• 10/25: Fall Festival; 4-8 pm; trick-or-treating, movie night, costume contest, hayrides, and more; free Admission; The District at Park West Village 3400 Village Market Pl, Morrisville. Info: parkwestvillage.net • 10/25: Halloween Spooktacular; 4:30-8:30 pm; costume contest, face painting, cupcake walk, free pumpkin giveaways, games, and more; all ages; free admission; Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N White St. Info: wakeforestnc.gov. • 10/27: Trick Or Treat The Trail & Trunk Or Treat; 4-7 pm; collect goodies from costumed characters; inflatables; food trucks and more; age 12-under; free; Morrisville Community Park fields, 1520 Morrisville Pkwy. Info: townofmorrisville.org. • 10/26: Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve; 2-8pm; Pumpkin Patch, carving stations, pumpkin lighting and judging, and more; sponsored by Town of Cary; all ages; free admission; 319 S Academy St, Cary. Info: townofcary.org. • 10/31: Zombie Survival Course; 8 am–5:30 pm; hands-on outdoor activity on tactics, sheltering, and other needs to survive zombie attacks; registration required; Thomas G Crowder Woodland Center, 5611 Jaguar Park Dive,, Raleigh. Info: parks.raleighnc.go.



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Tips and Details On How To Enjoy The North Carolina Fruit Looking for the freshest apples possible? Then look no further than where to pick them yourself from the tree. With a wide range of autumn activities in beautiful North Carolina, we offer 919 Magazine readers a list of some of our favorite apple picking destinations. Be sure to call before heading out to check for any changes in availability, hours and days open. For a complete list of all things apple, including farm stands, more apple orchards and direct farm markets, visit www.ncapples.com


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Apex Short Takes Renowned Steinway artist and jazz pianist Lenore Raphael performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 13, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $12 for students 18 and under. Visit apexnc.org for information.

Halloween Comes Early at Apex’s Halle Arts Center Celebrate Halloween “just a little early” this year with the Apex Annual Goblin’s Groove Family Dance at the Halle Cultural Arts Center. The event is 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 in the HCAC View Facility, 237 N. Salem St. in Apex – and will feature music from the 80s, 90s, and now that parents and their children will find familiar. Cost is $5 a couple (additional children, $2). Also planned are costume contests, cool games, dance contests, freaky Halloween tricks and treats, a haunted art gallery and snacks. For information, call 919-249-1120 or visit apexnc.org.

‘Perfect Wedding’ Brings Laughter To Apex Center Halle Cultural Arts Center presents “Perfect Wedding”, a play by Robin Hawdon, on Sept. 28-30 and Oct. 5-7. This show has provoked waves of laughter in literally hundreds of productions around Europe and across America, and is due to be made into a Hollywood film. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday performances begin at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults land $10 for seniors. For more information, visit apexnc.org.


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Apex Police Chief John Letteney will become the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s 4th Vice President in October at the organization’s annual conference.

Triangle Brass Band presents “The Peak of Brass” at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Apex Nature Park Amphitheatre, located at 2600 Evans Road. The event is free.

Wake County Public School System is acquiring 71 acres from Duke Energy Progress near the intersection of Woods Creek and Friendship roads for a new elementary and a new middle school. The site is near Apex Friendship High School.

Apex Chamber Annual Meeting Planned Oct. 2

Peak City Film Festival Take 4 Set Sept. 20-22

Wake County Manager David Ellis is featured guest at the Apex Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at McGregor Downs Country Club. Ellis was named to the position in February 2018, after serving as interim county manager following the retirement of Jim Hartmann in 2017. Ellis started his tenure with Wake County in February 2015 when he accepted a deputy county manager position. In that role, he oversaw several departments, including Human Services, Community Services and Environmental Services. Prior to coming to Wake County, Ellis served as assistant city manager in Charlottesville, VA, for three years. He also held positions in Fairfax County, VA, including assistant to the county executive, assistant director of Human Services, and manager of the Redevelopment and Housing Authority and the Department of Code Compliance. Admission to the event is $35 for Chamber members and $45 for non-members. For information, visit apexchamber.com. MacGregor Downs Country Club is located at 430 St. Andrews Lane in Cary.

The Peak City International Film Festival – Take 4 is Sept. 20-22 in in historic downtown Apex The annual festival celebrating the musical and motion picture arts presents the Charlie Gaddy Lifetime Achievement Award each year – with this year’s honor going to JC Knowles of Apex. Past recipients include Jerry Mathers of “Leave it Beaver”; Ira David Wood III of Theatre in the Park and “A Christmas Carol”; and Johnny Whitaker of “Family Affair” and “Tom Sawyer”. Included in the festival screenings will be a continued tradition of showing an original feature film from produced in North Carolina by a local filmmaker – plus the winning entries from films and music videos from around the globe. For information and ticket details, email peakcityfilmfestival@gmail.com or visit peakcityfilmfestival.com.


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9/27: Wake Up Apex, 8-9:30 am; $15 for members; presented by Apex Chamber of Commerce, and featuring Joe Milazzo, Regional Transportation Alliance and Shannon Cox, Apex Senior Transportation Planner; Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N Salem St, Apex. Info: apexchamber.com.

$45 (non-members); MacGregor Downs Country Club, 430 St Andrews Ln, Cary; Info: apexchamber.com.

9/28-30, 10/5-7: “Perfect Wedding”, 7:30-9:30 pm; $15 (adults), $10 (seniors); Halle Culture Arts Center, 237 N Salem St, Apex. Info: apexnc.org.

10/2: Apex Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, 11:30 am-1:30 pm; featuring Wake County Manager David Ellis; $35 (members);

10/13: JAZZLIVE Concert Series, 7:30-9:30 pm; $15 (adults), $12 (students, 18-under); Halle Culture Arts Center, 237 N Salem St, Apex. Info: apexnc.org.

10/25: Business After Hours, 5:30-7 pm; sponsored by Waltonwood Senior Living; 750 SE Cary Pkwy, Cary. Info: apexchamber.com.

10/26: Goblins Groove Family Dance, 7-9:30 pm; $5/couple, $2/ extra child; games, costume contest, dance contest, haunted art gallery, more; Halle Culture Arts Center, 237 N Salem St, Apex. Info: apexnc.org.

10/30: Business Education Lunch & Learn, 12-1:30 pm; $15 (members), $20 (non-members); featuring Paul Levering; Cambridge Village of Apex, 10000 Cambridge Village Loop, Apex. Info: apexchamber.com.



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Local Realtor Tracy Watson welcoming 919 Magazine to Holly Springs

Members of the Holly Springs High School Football Team enjoying a Wednesday Pizza party at Acme Pizza Co.

The team of pizza professionals at work inside Acme Pizza Co.

Friendly ladies at the local coffee shop “Thanks a Latte�, in Holly Springs


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Need Apex Another great event by Holly Springs residents Keith and Erica Hester at their business – Detail Garage, located at 683-C Cary Towne Blvd. On the last Sunday of every month come out and see the HOT cars on display.

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Taking the Stage In Holly Springs Performances, Music and Theater Bring Fall Fun to Southwest Wake Town of Holly Springs’ Holly Springs Cultural Center, the hub for arts, entertainment and special events in southwestern Wake County, plans a busy and varied lineup this fall – including unique performances, theater presentations and music. Sarah Potenza – a contestant on Season 8 of the “The Voice” – offers a soulful blues vocal live performance on at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. Tickets are $25 (adults); $20 (seniors); and $15 (students).

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919 | COMMUNITY Other events in the “Great Performances Series” include:

Other fall events include: • The Holly Springs Community Band’s fall performance of “Hollywood in Holly Springs” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. The band is a group of volunteer musicians who perform several times a year, including during the upcoming holidays and in spring 2019. Tickets to the fall event are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.

• Steve Brogan, in a comedy performance for all ages that mixes puppetry, audience participation, standup, improvisation and voice manipulations: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28; tickets $15 (adults); $12 (seniors); $10 (students). • “Pete the Cat”, a Theatreworks USA production: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4; tickets $21 (adults); $18 (seniors); $15 (students). • Ozark Jubilee presents “Stars of the Grand Ole Opry”: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4; tickets $25 (adults); $20 (seniors); $15 (students). • Jerry Carroll, in a clean comedy appearance for all ages about everyday life: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9; tickets $15 (adults); $12 (seniors); $10 (students).

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• Stageworks Theater Presents offers four performances of “Drop Dead!” by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 13-14; and 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 15. Tickets are $14 (adults); $12 (seniors and students). • Spotlight Theater Presents features “The Dracula Rock Show” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16; and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17; tickets $12 (adults); $10 (seniors and military); $8 (students).


• Carolina Children’s Theatre Presents offers “Babes in Toyland” at 7 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1 – plus a 2 p.m. performance on Dec. 1; tickets $12 (adults); $10 (seniors, military and students); $8 (children 12-under). • Holly Springs Readers Theatre plans “A Storytime Pajama Party” at 7 p.m. on Nov 2-3 – plus a 2 p.m. event on Nov. 3. Admission is free, and youths age 18 months to age 10 should come dressed in pajamas for a party with storytellers and refreshments. Stuffed animals are welcome to attend as well. Event tickets are available in-person at the Cultural Center Box Office (or by calling 919-567-4000) at 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday (and one hour before show time). Tickets may also be purchased at reconnect.us. Holly Springs Cultural Center is located at 300 W. Ballentine St.




BUCKHORN CREEK New Elementary School Opens in Holly Springs Town of Holly Springs’ Holly Springs Cultural Center, the hub Buckhorn Creek Elementary’s official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony featured Principal Daniel Simons and students Keilani Aguilar an Eli Davis welcoming the attendees to the Holly Springs campus in late August. Other participants included Gregory Gebhardt, BCES PTA President; Joe Desormeaux, WCPSS Assistant Superintendent; Lindsay Mahaffey,

Wake County Board of Education and Jessica Holmes, Wake County Board of Education. Representatives of Moseley Architects, Balfour Beatty Construction and CLH Design were also in attendance. Following the remarks and ribbon cutting, attendees toured the new campus, located at 5651 Honeycutt Road. For more information, call 919-5896763 or visit wcpss.net/buckhorncreekes.

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Left to right: Elizabeth Oas, Buckhorn Creek Elementary Assistant Principal; Kristen Shaible, BHE teacher; Christine Kushner, Wake County Board of Education Vice Chair; Christine Kelly, Holly Springs Councilwoman; Lindsay Mahaffey, WCPSS board member; and Page McDaniel, 919 Magazine Photos BCE teacher

Left to right: Nick Lash with Moseley Architects and Renee Pfeifer with CLH Design

Left to right: Lloyd Gardner, Wake County Public School System Chief of Staff; Buckhorn Creek Elementary Principal Daniel Simons; and WCPSS Superintendent Cathy Moore 919 Magazine




919 | COMMUNITY Bass Lake Day Nature Festival Planned Oct. 6 Bass Lake Day – an annual nature and environmental education festival in Holly Springs is 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Bass Lake Park. The event features live music on the deck; Interactive exhibits on recycling, falconry, vermicomposting, bow hunting, native wildlife, fire safety, water quality, gardening and more. In addition, attendees can enjoy crafts and games – view live animals such as hawks, snakes, turtles, owls and frogs. The free event takes place at Bass Lake at 900 Bass Lake Road in Holly Springs. For information, contact Steve McElhaney, Bass Lake Park Naturalist, at 919-557-2906 or visit hollyspringsnc.us.

Annual Hollyfest Includes Vendors, Music and More The Town of Holly Springs joins with churches, civic organizations and businesses for Hollyfest – an annual community celebration – at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Jefferson L. Sugg Farm Park at Bass Lake. Event highlights include: • Live entertainment throughout the day • Arts and crafts vendors • A Children’s Corner full of activities and games • A Kids Zone, with inflatables and rides • Food vendors • Presentations by local non-profit community groups • A special Business Expo • Fire and police vehicles on display Admission is free, and the event is on rain or shine. This year’s sponsors include Main Street Family Dentistry, 919 Spine, Cary Ortho, and Goldfish Swim School Cary For more information, call 919-5573930 or visit hollyspringsnc.us. 60

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Registration for Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Athletics Youth Basketball is Sept. 17-Oct. 5 for ages 7-17. Cost is $60 for residents for the league play running Oct 29-March 9. Boys and girls are divided into several age categories. Info: 919-557-9600.

Kids like to cook? Then check out the Brunch Bunch at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, where youths age 8-12 can learn to prepare the breakfast basics. Scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., the participation fee is $15 (plus a $5 supply fee). Info: 919-557-9600.

Jennifer Newby, Assistant Principal at East Wake High School, is now an Assistant Principal at Holly Springs High.

Starting Sept. 2, the Holly Springs Cultural Center and Holly Springs Branch Library will be open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays – in addition to its regular Monday-Saturday schedule.

Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce Boot Camp (Session 4) is 9-11 am on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Devil’s Ridge Golf Club, 5107 Linsland Dr in Holly Springs. Tickets to attend the session on Cyber Security are $25 for members and $35 for non members. Information: hollyspringschamber.org.

Feeling funny? Check out Improvisation for Adults at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, scheduled at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sept 19 through Oct. 24. Fee is $90. Learn, create and perform. Info: 919-567-4000.

Jersey Mike’s Subs opened recently at 242 Grand Hill Place in Holly Springs.

Hunt Recreation Center at 301 Stinson Ave. in Holly Spring hosts a Social Night at 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, featuring a night of fun and snacks for youths age 10-up (designed for participations with developmental and/or physical disabilities). Info: 919-5579600 ($8 fee).

Chamber’s Casino Night Fundraiser Scheduled Oct. 12 The 2018 Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Casino Night and Silent Auction -- presented by GMA Supply Building Supplies – is 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, at Devil’s Ridge Golf Club. Guests can enjoy hors-d’oeuvres, music, dancing, liquor tastings, casino games, a silent auction, and a High Roller VIP Lounge. Tickets are $75 per person. Participants should dress with cocktail attire. In addition to GMA Supply, other event sponsors include Coldwell Banker Advantage, Keck Realty Group, Rainbow Home Interiors, and Strategic Solutions Consulting Group.


The non-profit Foundation exists to engage, promote, and extend the educational and economic/workforce development initiatives of the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce. To purchase tickets or obtain more information, call 919-567-1796 or visit hollyspringschamber.org. Devils Ridge Golf Club is located at 5107 Linksland Drive in Holly Springs.

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919 | EVENTS & ACTIVITIES Harrington New Holly Springs Town Manager

Holly Springs Events, Activities

Randy Harrington is the new Holly Springs Town Manager. Harrington succeeds Chuck Simmons, who retired in late April after more than four years as Holly Springs’ manager. Assistant Manager Daniel Weeks served as interim manager during the search for Simmons’ successor. Harrington spent 11 years with the city of Charlotte, where he was chief financial officer and director of Management and Financial Services. Before joining the city of Charlotte, Harrington worked for the city of Concord as budget and performance manager and as budget and management analyst. He has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in political science/ economics and criminal justice from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

9/15: Mason Jar Tavern Cookout, benefitting Holly Springs Food Cupboard; 6-8:30 pm; $10 per person; live music, silent auction, catered dinner; 114 Grand Hill Pl, Holly Springs. Info: 919-964-5060, themasonjartavern.com.

9/17: Mason Jar Tavern Golf Tournament, benefitting Holly Springs Food Cupboard; Devils Ridge Golf Course, 5107 Linksland Dr, Holly Spring; 8:45 am, putting contest; 9 am, shotgun start; $110 per player (includes cookout, green fees, cart fees, range balls, and lunch on the course). Info: birdeasepro.com/foodcupboard.

Randy Harrington, New town Manager at Holly Springs

9/25: Chamber 101, 8-9:30 am; opportunity to learn more about the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce; free (RSVP required); Devils Ridge Golf Club, 5107 Linksland Dr, Holly Springs. Info: hollyspringschamber.org. 10/5: Family Fun Night, 6-8 pm; free; arts and crafts, meet a live animal, children’s concert, more; Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Rd. Info: 919557-2496, hollyspringsnc.us. 10/6: Bass Lake Day, 2-6 pm; free; annual nature and environmental education festival, featuring live music, interactive exhibits, crafts, games and live animals; Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Rd, Holly Springs. Info: 919-557-2906, hollyspringsnc.us. 10/9: Breakfast Eye Opener, sponsored by Coastal Credit Union; presented by Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce; 7:45 am-9 am; free for members; Zaxby’s, 101 Grand Hill Pl, Holly Springs. Info: hollyspringschamber.org.

10/11: Business After Hours, hosted by Coastal Credit Union; presented by Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce; 4-6:30 pm; Coastal Credit Union, 700 Village Walk Dr, Holly Springs. Info: hollyspringschamber.org.

10/12: Chamber Casino Night and Silent Auction, presented by GMA Supply Building Supply and benefitting the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce Foundation; 6:30-10:30 pm; $75 per person; Devils Ridge Golf Course, 5107 Linksland Dr, Info: hollyspringschamber.org.

10/13: Haunted Spook-Tacular, 5-8 pm; free; amazing interactive spooky exhibits, costume contest with prizes, haunted trail and more; Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Rd. Info: 919-557-2496, hollyspringsnc.us.

10/20: Haunted Hayride, 7-11:59 pm; age 14-up; $5 fee; confront everything from zombies to clowns; Jefferson L Sugg Farm Park at Bass Lake, 2401 Grigsby Ave, Holly Springs. Info: 919557-3930, hollyspringsnc.us.

10/27: HollyFest, 10 am-4 pm; live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities, food, business expo, more; Jefferson L Sugg Farm Park at Bass Lake, 2401 Grigsby Ave, Holly Springs. Info: 919-557-3930, hollyspringsnc.us.

Sep/Oct: Senior Bingo, 1-3 pm; age 55-up; $1 per card; Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Rd. Info: 919-557-2496, hollyspringsnc.us.

Sep-Oct 13: Holly Springs Farmers Market; Sat, 8:30 am-12:30 pm; E Center Dr, Holly Springs (monthly Winter Farmers Market begins 11/17). Info: 919-5674010, hsfarmersmarket.com.

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East Meets West

CELEBRATES DIVERSITY Annual Event Moves Venue To Park West

Not only did Morrisville’s East Meets West Festival move it’s date to the fall, it also changed venues – to Park West Village. Scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, East Meets West Festival celebrates Morrisville, Wake County’s most diverse community, with a day of food, culture, and music from around the world.

This year, the event is at Park West Village, at Village Market Place in Morrisville. In addition to local restaurants selling small plates of their specialties, the festival stage hosts performances from groups representing our community’s many cultures. Children can have their faces painted, or enjoy jumping in a bounce house. Admission to the festival is free, though food and beverages are available for purchase using a ticket system. The East Meets West Festival features a performance stage showcasing dancing from around the world. Additionally, the festival provides several fun things to try such as yoga, belly dance lessons, step dance lessons and other family-friendly activities. The festival also includes booths from a variety of local businesses and craft vendors, with international products and homemade items for sale For more information, visit eastmeetswestmorrisville.org Morrisville’s East Meets West Festival celebrates the community’s diversity

Morrisville Short Takes •

Benjamin Cline is the new Principal at Morrisville Elementary, after serving as Assistant Principal at Alston Ridge Elementary.

O2 Fitness Park Place is now open at 9529 Chapel Hill Road in Morrisville, featuring new high-tech equipment, an expanded functional training turf area, and hundreds of virtual group fitness classes and premium amenities. Call 919678-6302 for more information.

John Michael Reagan, Interim Assistant Principal at North Garner Middle, is now Assistant Principal at Green Hope High.

Adam Bollhoefer, former Intervention Coordinator at Fuquay-Varina High is now an Assistant Principal at Green Hope High in Cary.

Jeremy Barefoot, a teacher at Cary High, was promoted to Assistant Principal.

Former Mills Park Middle Assistant Principal Intern Natascha Brooks, is now Assistant Principal at Crossroads FLEX.

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919 | COMMUNITY Park West Village Free Fall Festival Offers Movie, Fun

Morrisville Hosts Cricket Regional Qualifying Matches

Park West Village’s annual Fall Festival features trick-or-treating, movie night, costume contest, hayrides and more. Scheduled for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, the event begins with participants trick-or-treating from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Families can spread out blankets and chairs on the green in front of Stone Theatre Park West 14 for a free outdoor screening of a popular kids Halloween movie when it gets dark. In addition, several Park West Village stores will offer special features and prizes, sales and activities during the event. The District at Park West Village is located at 3400 Village Market Place in Morrisville. For more information, visit parkwestvillage.net.

ICC Americas named USA Cricket and Morrisville as host of the 2018 ICC World Twenty20 2020 Sub Regional QualifierAmericas – to be played between hosts USA, Belize, Canada and Panama in September. The Sub-Regional Qualifier event begins Wednesday, Sept. 19 and continues through Wednesday, Sept. 26. All matches will take place on the turf pitches facility of the Triangle Cricket League at Church Street Park in Morrisville. The four countries will play each other twice in a round-robin tournament with the top two teams progressing to the Americas regional qualifying event where Bermuda and The Cayman Islands await. The ICC World Twenty20 Regional Qualifier-Americas will then see two teams progress to the global 2019 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, where teams can qualify for the 2020 ICC World Twenty20 in Australia. For more information, visit usacricket.org.

Morrisville Plans Annual Halloween Event, Activities

Annual State Of Morrisville Event Planned Sept. 18

Morrisville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services’ “Trick or Treat the Trail & Trunk or Treat” free family event is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Morrisville Community Park. The special activities include costumed characters passing out goodies along the quarter-mile paved Hatcher Creek Trail, bounce houses, and food trucks. Additionally, in partnership with the Town of Morrisville Police and Fire/ Rescue Departments, the Trunk or Treat, giving local businesses and community organizations the opportunity to sponsor and decorate a police car or fire truck (participants with the best trunk will win the “Tricked Out Trunk” award). Parking is located at Morrisville Community Park at 1520 Morrisville Parkway and Morrisville Elementary School at 1519 Morrisville Parkway). For more information, visit townofmorrisville.org. 919 Magazine

The annual State of Morrisville discussion is 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Stone Theaters Park West Village 14. Featuring Morrisville Mayor TJ Cawley; Wake County Manager David Ellis; Wake County Board of Commissioners Chair Jessica Holmes; and Morrisville Town Manager Martha Paige, the annual event includes updates and highlights about budgets, grow and development issues, and future plans. Tickets for the event – sponsored by the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Morrisville – are $27 for Chamber members and $42 for non-members. For information, call 919-463-7155 or visit morrisvillechamber.org


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9/7: First Friday Shop Local Event; 5-9 pm; Park West Village, 3400 Village Market Place, Morrisville. Info: parkwestvillage.net.

9/20: Coffee & Connections; 7:45-8:30 am; focused, effective networking. Info: 919-463-7155; morrisvillechamber.org.

9/18: State of Morrisville; 7:30-10 am; $27 for Morrisville Chamber members; $4 for non-members; Stone Theatres Park West Village 14, 3400 Village Market Place. Info: 919-463-7155, morrisvillechamber.org.

9/29: East Meets West Festival; Sat, 11 am-4 pm; free admission; The District at Park West Village, 3400 Market Center Dr. Info: parkwestvillage.net.

10/10: Chamber Day of Service; 9 am-12 pm, 12-2 pm; locations to be determined. Info: 919-463-7155, morrisvillechamber.org.

10/11: Cary Diwali Celebration, 10 am (all day); music, dance, bazaar, children’s activities, fireworks, more; free (preferred seats available for fee; parking is $5); Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary. Info: Jennifer Hocken at 919-462-3963.

10/25: Chamber Skills Workshop Series; 7:30-10 am; free to members; Lenova, 7001 Development Dr, Morrisville; 919-463-7155. Info: morrisvillechamber.org.

10/25: Fall Festival; 4-8 pm; free; trick-or-treating, movie night, costume contest, and more; The District at Park West Village, 3400 Village Market Place, Morrisville. Info: parkwestvillage. net.

10/27: Trick or Treat the Trail & Trunk or Treat; 4-7 pm; age 12-under; free; Hatcher Creek Trail, Morrisville Community Park, 1520 Morrisville Pkwy. Info: townofmorrisville.org.

Sep/Oct: Western Wake Farmers Market; Sat, 8 am-12 pm; 280 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville. Info: wwfm.ag.




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Marken recently launched a new website with fresh content, features and innovative search options, reflecting the company’s position within the clinical supply chain industry. The website offers visitors optimized access to Marken’s solutions, systems and services. The new marken.com website also provides key content sections in five other languages other than English: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. Locus BioSciences plans to expand its RTP footprint by moving into a larger space at Keystone Technology Park. Locus recently acquired EpiBiome. Evecxia named John Kaiser as Chief Executive Officer and interim Chairman of the Board. A privately funded, clinical stage pharmaceutical company, the Research Triangle Park-based Evecxia was co-founded by Duke neuro-psychopharmacologists, Dr. Marc Caron and Dr. Jacob Jacobsen. Eric Smith is the new Chief Commercial Officer for TransEnterix, a medical device company that is digitizing the interface between the surgeon and the patient to improve minimally invasive surgery. Research Triangle Park’s Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions is partnering with CVS Pharmacy to provide the retailer with a digital commerce platform to accelerate deployment of new capabilities and in-store experiences

Walk/Run Helps St. Jude Children’s Cancer Efforts September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and supporters from across the 919 are gearing up for the family friendly St. Jude Walk/Run 64

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RTP Events, Activities Project Focuses On Innovative Products For Crop Markets AgBiome Innovations and Sipcam plan a joint development project that will focus on innovative combination products for specific crop markets in the U.S. “We are continuously expanding our business relationships at AgBiome Innovations to bring novel solutions to agriculture and are excited to be working with Sipcam Agro to bring forth new combination product concepts,” said John Rabby, Commercial Director at AgBiome Innovations. “Coupled with the commercial launch of Howler, a broad spectrum biological fungicide, we will explore new opportunities with Sipcam Agro to broaden our fungicide product portfolio.” AgBiome Innovation strives for a new approach for developing innovative products for the growing needs of the U.S. growers, stressed Stefano Della Torre, Chief Executive Officer at Sipcam Agro USA. “The partnership with AgBiome means, for Sipcam Agro USA, exploring new horizons anticipating the future of agriculture,” he continued. AgBiome Innovations is the commercial arm of AgBiome, a plant protection solutions company. Sipcam Agro USA is a part of Sipcam-Oxon, an Italian corporation with global footprint – and headquartered in the Research Triangle Park. to End Childhood Cancer in Research Triangle Park at 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at The Frontier. St. Jude strives to ensure the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. Visit stjude.org/walkrun to register to participate. For additional information, email taylor.king@stjude.org.


9/6: Happy Hour; sponsored by AMA Triangle; 4:30-6:30 pm; free local brews; The Frontier at RTP, 800 Park Offices Dr; rtp.org.

9/12: Spectrometry and Analytical Chemistry Conferences; RTP Headquarters, 12 Davis Dr; analyticaltechniques. annualcongress.com.

9/6: Happy Hour; sponsored by The Aster; 4:30-6:30 pm; free local brews; The Frontier at RTP, 800 Park Offices Dr; rtp.org.

9/20: RTP 180 – RTP Homegrown; 5-7:30 pm; The Frontier at RTP, 800 Park Offices Dr; rtp.org.

9/27: Happy Hour; sponsored by Legacy Wake Forest; 4:30-6:30 pm; free local brews; The Frontier at RTP, 800 Park Offices Dr; rtp.org.

9/29: St. Jude Walk/Run, 7:30-11 am; help end childhood cancer. Info: stjude. org/walkrun.

10/4: Happy Hour; sponsored by AMA Triangle; 4:30-6:30 pm; free local brews; The Frontier at RTP, 800 Park Offices Dr; rtp.org.

10/11: Happy Hour; sponsored by One City Center; 4:30-6:30 pm; free local brews; The Frontier at RTP, 800 Park Offices Dr; rtp.org.

10/18: RTP 180 – Death; 5-7:30 pm; The Frontier at RTP, 800 Park Offices Dr; rtp.org.

10/20: Best Life Summit; 1-9 pm; The Frontier at RTP, 800 Park Offices Dr; bestlifeglobal.com/the-best-life-summit.

10/11: Happy Hour; sponsored by BullHouse Apartments; 4:30-6:30 pm; free local brews; The Frontier at RTP, 800 Park Offices Dr; rtp.org.

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WHERE LEGENDS PLAY Big Names Again Expected At Annual SAS Championship

World Golf Hall of Fame Member Colin Montgomerie return to Cary in October to defend his 2017 SAS Championship title. The SAS Championship – held annually at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary – is Oct. 12-14 in Cary. World Golf Hall of Fame Member Colin Montgomerie returns to the PGA Tour Champions event to defend his 2017 SAS Championship title. “The tournament is pleased to welcome Colin back to Cary in 2018,” 66

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SAS Championship in Cary draws all ages every year to the PGA Tour Champions event. Attendees can find a wide range of activities – including golf by legends in the game. 919 Magazine Photos

Tournament Director Jeff Kleiber said. “This will be his sixth appearance at the SAS Championship, and he will compete against an elite field of champions once again, in what is turning into an unbelievably exciting PGA Tour Champions season.” Montgomerie is currently ranked 17th on the Charles Schwab Cup Money List and has three top-10 finishes under his belt in 2018. “It’s one of the favored ones on the Tour, one of the big ones,” Montgomerie said of the SAS Championship after his 2017 victory.

Last year’s field also featured Vijay Singh, Nick Faldo, and fan favorite John Daly. Ticket information – ranging from daily grounds passes to seats in the Mellow Mushroom Chill club at 17 Green. See all pricing options at saschampionship.com/ tickets. A variety of events and activities are planned throughout the week of the event, starting on Oct. 8. For complete information, visit saschampionship.com.

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919 | COMMUNITY Cary’s Diwali Celebration Planned Oct. 13 Cary’s annual day-long Diwali Celebration begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Each year Cary Diwali includes music, dance, theater performances, a handicraft bazaar, Indian food vendors, sponsor booths, an exhibition of Indian art and culture, activities for children, demonstrations, and more. The event is capped off by a fireworks show over Symphony Lake at 8:30 p.m. This year’s featured performers are Indian playback singer Sadhana Sargam and Amit Sana, a finalist in Indian Idol. Admission is free, but preferred seating is available for a fee. Parking is $5 per car. For more information, contact Jennifer Hocken at 919-462-3963. Koka Booth Amphitheatre is located at 8003 Regency Parkway in Cary.




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Shout & Shine Showcase Unites Blues and Bluegrass Bluegrass Situation’s 3rd annual Shout & Shine Showcase is planned Monday, Sept. 24, at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh – during IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. For the first time, the showcase is a ticketed, sit-down concert that will benefit the IBMA Trust Fund and the Music Maker Relief Foundation. The theme of this year’s showcase – “A Celebration of Diversity in Bluegrass” –is built upon the connection between bluegrass and North Carolina’s Piedmont blues pickers. The event will pair musicians from the local Music Maker Relief Foundation with the best and brightest of bluegrass to illustrate that vernacular music from Appalachia and its offshoot genres would not exist in their current forms without people of color,


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African Americans, African slaves, and the influence of the music they created. Headlining this year is Che Apalache, a four-man string band from Argentina founded by fiddler and songwriter Joe Troop, featured this month on NPR. Other performers include: Farmville, North Carolina-based Glorifying Vine Sisters, who have sung together for 50 years, sharing their truth; Amythyst Kiah, a Southern Gothic songwriter based in Johnson City, TN, known for her commanding stage presence and raw and powerful vocals; Danny Paisley, IBMA’s 2016 Male Vocalist of the Year, who will


bring his reverent and exciting take on traditional country music and bluegrass; and as-yet-unannounced blues virtuosos from Music Maker’s stellar roster of talent. Tickets are $25. Special discounts for members of the North Carolina Museum of History, IBMA, PineCone, and the Music Maker Relief Foundation are available through each organization. Presented by The Bluegrass Situation and Pinecone, Shout & Shine is the first event of its kind at the week-long bluegrass business conference and festival. For more information, visit pinecone.org

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Buddy Run 5K Planned Sept. 15 in Heritage Why Run in the 2018 10th Annual Buddy Run 5K? Obviously, for the fun, fitness and comraderie during the stroll or run through a friendly Heritage/Wake Forest neighborhood. But also because it’s one of the primary fundraising events benefitting the North East Wake Backpack Buddy Program, and everyone who participates can make a difference by helping to provide weekend meals and snacks to children who might not otherwise have food on the table. The event is at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, and is family and dog friendly – and involve three events:

Joseph Salacki, Assistant Principal at Wake Forest High, is now Assistant Principal at Southeast Raleigh High.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is now open at 11708 Retail Drive in Wake Forest’s 981 Crossing retail center. Open 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Freddy’s is owned by Carolina Cats LLC and operated by HCI Hospitality. Tasha Wooten is general manager. Call 919-5549833 for more information.

8:00am: 3.1mile (5K) chip-timed run/walk and the 1-mile run/ walk (not timed)

9:15am: Free “Itty Bitty Buddy Dash” 25 meter run for runners 5 and under

9:20am: Awards

The starting line is right in front of Discovery Point on Thompson Glenn in Heritage Wake Forest. The 5K course is USATF certified and sanctioned, therefore bicycles, tricycles, skates, boards, or scooters are not allowed. Runners receive the official 2018 Buddy Run T-shirt and a finisher’s medal. All runners also get plenty of water and refreshments at the finish line, and children will be able to enjoy extra fun at the Post-Race party.

Applications are now being taken for participation in the 2018 Wake Forest Christmas Parade, scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Applications are available at wakeforestnc.gov.

Commander David Martin of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Post 8466 in Wake Forest was recognized recently as having achieved “All-American Commander” status.

John Drake is a new Assistant Principal at Heritage High.

Michelle Gordon and Jerry Griffith are new Assistant Principals at Wakefield High.

Curtis Harris, Assistant Principal at Longview High is now Assistant Principal at Wakefield High.

Javier Martinez is now Provisional Assistant Principal at Rolesville Middle.

Showmars is now open in Wake Forest Crossing Shopping Center at 1009 Stadium Drive in Wake Forest, offering southern and Greek entrees, salads, burgers, soups and milkshakes. For information, visit showmars.com.

Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts received a North Carolina Arts Council grant for $7,500 for the center’s Healing Arts program, which provides photography, drawing, painting and writing classes for local veterans, active duty military and their families.

Adam McLaughlin and Matt Brennan of TPC Wakefield Plantation won the CPGA Pro-Assistant Championship in earlier this year at River Landing.

Lisa Allred, a teacher at Rolesville High School, is now Assistant Principal/Teacher at the school.

Wake Forest High graduate Bryce Love – a football running back who chose to stay at Stanford University this year and complete his college education, despite running for 2,118 yards and 8.05 per carry last season and was finishing second in the Heisman Trophy voting – was named to the first team Associated Press Preseason All-America team.

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919 | COMMUNITY Rolesville’s BBQ Festival Planned Saturday, Sept. 15

Why Run The Super Hero Run In Wake Forest?

Rolesville Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Hot Pickin’ Finger Lickin’ BBQ and Band Festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, on Main Street. This public event – among Rolesville’s largest – features a cookoff, fresh BBQ meals, vendor booths, youth attractions, live music and more. Cookoff participants compete in chicken, ribs and whole hog categories. Admission is free to event, though food and children’s activities cost. For more information on the cookoff, visit rolesvillechamber.org.

For the fourth year, friends, family members, runners and walkers come together at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 to support two families who have suffered too much after their children were affected by rare diseases. The Super Hero Run helps raise awareness for Viral Myocarditis and Friedreich’s Ataxia to help find a cure or effective treatment so others don’t have to go through the same challenges. The 5K is stroller-friendly and pet-friendly, and is USATF certified and sanctioned; plus, participants may choose their favorite super hero figure costume. For more information, visit fsseries.com.

WWC Fall Fling Trip to New Bern And Tryon Palace Wakefield Women’s Club members and guests can experience a fun filled day in the beautiful, quaint and historic town of New Bern, NC, by participating in the Fall Fling on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The day will begin with a tour of the historic Tryon Palace, gardens and museums. The official residence and headquarters of the British governors of North Carolina from 1770-1775, the Tryon Palace is also known for being North Carolina’s first permanent state capitol. Lunch is planned at Persimmons restaurant, located on the waterfront of New Bern – followed by an opportunity to explore the quaint downtown of New Bern for sightseeing and shopping, The journey begins at 8 a.m., with an approximate return to Wakefield by 7 p.m. Members should RSVP by Oct. 10. Cost is $25 for members, and $35 for non-members. Prize drawings are planned during the bus ride. For more information, visit wwclub.org and tryonpalace.org . 919 Magazine

Wall That Heals Planning a Visit To Wake Forest The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will visit Wake Forest this fall. Scheduled to be at E. Carroll Joyner Park for four days – Oct. 18 through Oct. 21 – a public welcoming ceremony is also planned for 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 near the exhibit. The Wall and its mobile education center will be open and free to everyone 24 hours a day beginning at 8 a.m. on Oct. 18, through 2 p.m. Oct. 21. The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. armed forces in the Vietnam War and bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women died in Vietnam. For information, call 919-435-9560. Joyner Park is located at 701 Harris Road in Wake Forest.


Explore History Of Ailey Young House Sept. 16 Town of Wake Forest hosts Exploring the Heritage of the Ailey Young House at 3 p.m. to 5.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Alston-Massenburg Center. The session is the first in a new series of presentations on the history of the northeast area of Wake Forest, entitled “Community Connections in Northeast Wake Forest.” Free and open to the public, the event will explore the heritage of the Ailey Young House and examine its link to the early history of the African-American community in Wake Forest. The event includes a panel discussion and historical presentation about the structure, along with a screening of the new video, “The Ailey Young House – a Family Legacy, a Wake Forest Treasure”. The video -- produced by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and narrated by Ricardo Young, the greatgreat-grandson of Allen Young (son of Ailey Young) -- traces the history of the Ailey Young House and details current efforts to restore it. For more information, contact Town of Wake Forest Senior Planner Michelle Michael at 919-435-9516 or mmichael@ wakeforestnc.gov. Alston-Massenburg Center is located at 416 North Taylor Street. September/October


919 | EVENTS & ACTIVITIES Farmers Market Changing Hours In November Wake Forest Farmers Market plans to make its seasonal change in hours beginning in November, and continuing through March. The year-round, all-weather market will open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Until November, the event continues on Saturdays at 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wake Forest Farmers Market is anonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the value of local farms and the importance of local food systems. The market is located at 235 South Taylor Street. For information, visit wakeforestmarket.org.

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9/8: Trung Thu Moon Festival; 5:3010 pm; $8 (adults), $6 (youths, seniors); Renaissance Center, 405 S Brooks St, WF. Info: 919-435-9428, wakeforestrencen.org.

9/11: 2018 Business Expo, 3-7 pm; Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Rd, WF. Info: 919-556-1519, wakeforestchamber. org.

9/14-23: ‘Crimes of the Heart’; $15, adults; $13, senior/student; Renaissance Center, 405 S Brooks St, WF. Info: 919-435-2001, forestmoontheater.org.

Food Truck Rodeo Returns On October 28 Wake Forest’s Food Truck Rodeo returns at 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, in the parking lot of the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre in downtown. The event will feature all types of foods and desserts, a beer tent provided by Brooks Street Bowl – and a Kid’s Zone that includes face painting by Paint Savvy, a bouncy house, road chalk, hula-hoops, ball toss and bubble fun, according to information on the wakeforestnc.gov calendar. Brooks Street Bowl will offer special discounts on bowling during the event, and a variety of vendors will be on site selling high quality crafts, merchandise and promoting their services. For more information, email wakeforestfoodtruckrodeo@yahoo.com. The Renaissance Centre is located at 405 S. Brooks St. 74

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9/29: Wake Forest Dance Festival, 9:30 am-6:30 pm; free; E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Rd, WF. Info: 919-435-9400, wakeforestnc.gov.

10/1: National Night Out, 5-7:30 am; music, food, prizes, displays; Renaissance Center parking lot, 405 S Brooks St, WF. Info: 919-435-9400, wakeforestnc.gov.

10/7: Sandling Beach International Triathlon (1500M swim, 40K bike, 10K run); 8:30 am; setupevents.com.

10/13: Shaw RV presents “The Greatest Showman”, 7:30-9:30 pm; free; Rolesville Middle School football field; Info: 919-556-3506; townofrolesville.com.

10/24: Wakefield Women’s Club Spring Fling, 8 am-7 pm; fun filled day in New Bern, NC; $25 for members, $35 for guests. Info: wwclub.org.

10/26: Fall FunFest, 10 am-4 pm; sponsored by Town of Rolesville, featuring arts/crafts vendors, informational booths, food trucks, live music, costume contests, more; Main Street, Rolesville. Info: 919-556-3506; townofrolesville.com.

9/15: Good Neighbor Day, 1-4 pm; a day of food, fun and family entertainment; E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Rd, WF. Info: 919-435-9400, wakeforestnc.gov.

10/27: Super Hero Run/Run For You 5K; fun-filled event to raise awareness for Viral Myocarditis and Friedreich’s Ataxia to help find a cure or effective treatment; 701 Harris Rd, Wake Forest; fsseries. com.

9/20, 27: Music at Midday, 12-1 pm; free; Centennial Plaza, 301 S Brooks St, Wake Forest. Info: wakeforestnc. gov.

10/28: Food Truck Rodeo, 12-4 pm; Wake Forest Renaissance Centre parking lot, 405 S Brooks St. Info: wakeforestnc.gov.

11/4: Purr Partners 3rd Annual 5K & Fun Walk; E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Rd, Wake Forest. Info: racebreach.com

Sep/Oct: Wake Forest Farmers Market, Renaissance Place, 235 South Taylor St.; Sat, 8 am-12 pm; wakeforestmarket.org.

9/14: Friday Night on White, 6-9 pm; presented by White Street Brewing; downtown Wake Forest. Info: 919435-9400, wakeforestnc.gov.

9/15: Buddy Run 5K, 1M, 8 am; helping fill a child’s backpack with food for the weekend; fsseries.com.

9/15: Hot Pickin’ Finger Lickin’ BBQ and Band Festival, 11 am-5 pm; sponsored by Rolesville Chamber of Commerce; cookoff, BBQ meals, vendor booths, youth attractions, live music, more; free admission; Main Street, Rolesville. Info: rolesvillechamber.org.

9/29: Hasentree Color Run, 8:50-11 am; benefit for Make-A-Wish Eastern NC; 1112 Keith Rd, Wake Forest. Info: 919-556-3429, hasentreecolorrun.itsyourrace.com.


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Who Will Be Wake’s Principal, Assistant Principal of the Year? Ten school leaders were nominated by their peers to compete for Wake County Public School System’s 2018-19 Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year titles. Principal of the Year Finalists are: • Brian Pittman, Holly Springs High • Dr. Sandy Chambers, Hortons Creek Elementary (and previously principal at Brier Creek Elementary)

Assistant Principal of the Year Finalists are: • Rodney Smith, Apex High • Tracy Avery, Lynn Road Elementary

• Dr. Will Chavis, Enloe Magnet High

• Xavier King, Martin Magnet Middle

• Kim Grant, Lincoln Heights Magnet Elementary

• Roxann Sykes, Washington Magnet Elementary

• Dr. Ruth Steidinger, Olive Chapel Elementary

• Katie Ware, Wiley Magnet Elementary

Wake Tech President Wins Regional Higher Ed Award The Association of Community College Trustees recently recognized retiring Wake Tech President Dr. Stephen C. Scott with the Chief Executive Officer Award for the Southern Region. This prestigious award is a recognition of Dr. Scott’s leadership as well as a lifetime of devoted service to North Carolina’s community colleges. The ACCT’s Regional Awards recognize the contributions made by community colleges and their leaders to meet the needs of their communities. “Recognizing the outstanding leaders behind community college is one of the most exciting parts of our year,” said ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown. “The 2018 awardees reflect the extraordinary commitments and 76

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accomplishments of the people who dedicate their lives to helping students succeed. Congratulations to all of this year’s awards recipients.” Dr. Scott has a proven record of extraordinary service to students, employees, and the public through community colleges. Throughout his 40plus year career, Dr. Scott worked in five community colleges in North and South Carolina, most recently serving for 15 years as the president of Wake Tech. He retires at the end of this month. Under his leadership, Wake Tech became the largest of North Carolina’s 58 community colleges, now serving more than 74,000 students (the equivalent of one in 10 Wake County adults).


This year’s winners will be named during a ceremony on October 4. The selection process for both the Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year awards is the same. Once they are nominated by their peers, finalists submit an e-portfolio and participate in an e-portfolio review, school observation and interview. The finalists with the highest scores on these measures are selected as the Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year.

Amazon chooses Garner For Newest Distribution Facility Amazon selected Garner Technology Center as the location for a new 2.6-million-square-foot, state-of-the-art distribution center. The Seattle-based e-commerce company will invest approximately $200 million in the site on Jones Sausage Road, formerly the location of the ConAgra plant. The investment will create an estimated 1,500 jobs, making the distribution center Garner’s largest employer. Amazon hopes to open the center by fall 2019. It is expected that the distribution center will add approximately $45 million annually in new payroll in Garner.

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Theatre In The Park’s Big 2019 Season Plans Theatre In The Park plans an exciting, entertaining 2019 Season at its 220-seat indoor theatre in the historic NC Armory Building at the northern end of Pullen Park in Raleigh. Designed to bring patrons a season with passion, laughter and tears, special effects that will make you jump in your seat, and complex characters that speak to the soul and remind you what’s most important in life, there is something for everyone next year.

Among the offerings: • Ira David Wood III and Ira David Wood IV star in David Mamet’s “A Life in the Theatre”, running Feb. 8-24. The father-son-duo take on the two-man show about the lives of actors, passing the torch to a younger generation, and the inevitable and endless cycle of life, in and out of the theatre. • “Godspell”, scheduled for April 12-28, offers a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love. Music and lyrics from Stephen Schwartz (known for “Wicked” and “Pippin”) uses song, dance and storytelling to relive the passion story and parables of the gospels. • Next, the theatre transports you to Cape Cod on June 7-23, for “Of Good Stock” by Melissa Ross. Take a family summer vacation with the three Stockton sisters who are witty, brilliant, beautiful – and a total mess! • Back by popular demand, “Dracula” reclaims the stage Oct. 4-20. Ira David Wood III’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s gothic tale examines the world’s most famous vampire. 78

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Dracula delves into the shadows, peers into the souls of men, and discovers the truth of hidden monsters lurking underneath the false veneer of Victorian society and norms. The perfect show to get you into the Halloween mood.

Theatre In The Park’s Season Members also have exclusive access to purchase tickets to Ira David Wood III’s “A Christmas Carol” before they go on sale to the general public. Performance are in December at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh and the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham. Discounts are available for early subscriptions and renewals. Call the Theatre In The Park’s box office at 919-831-6058 or visit theatreinthepark.com for more information, or to purchase.

Five Join Wake Technical College Board of Directors Five local business leaders have joined the board of directors of the Wake Tech Foundation: Natalie Best, Tim Burgess, Alisa Wright Colopy, David “Buzz” Crosby, and Johnny Rankin. The new members were chosen for their leadership in the community and their commitment to Wake Tech’s mission. The Foundation board has also established a new leadership team that includes Mike Conlon (chair), Pam Williams (treasurer), and Dr. Stephen Scott (secretary). The Foundation’s executive director is Matt Smith. • Natalie Best is EVP & Director of Client Service at French/West/ Vaughan, the Southeast’s largest independent public relations, public affairs and brand communications agency. • Tim Burgess is a Tax Services Partner for RSM US LLP, which provides audit, tax and consulting services. Burgess has more than 20 years of experience providing federal and state consulting and compliance services. • Alisa Wright Colopy is the Founder and President of Fit + Able Productions, a nonprofit organization that promotes community health and fitness through creative events and programs.


• David “Buzz” Crosby is Vice President at Martin Marietta. He is responsible for the business performance of the company’s North Carolina East Region and supports 250 team members to safely provide crushed stone for all types of construction projects throughout the eastern half of North Carolina. • Johnny Rankin is Executive Vice President at Balfour Beatty, an international company that provides innovative and efficient infrastructure. He oversees all projects in eastern North Carolina. Rankin has held a variety of leadership positions and was part of the original team that helped develop the company’s significant presence across the Southeast region. Other board members are MaryAnn Baldwin, Douglas Ball, Nathan Becker, Creighton Blackwell, Samantha Hatem, Jill Heath, Doris Huebner, Judy Fourie, Tommy Laakso, Arne Morris, Pat O’Keefe, Andy Penry, Patricia Poe, Kim Raynor, John Saparilas, Kent Thompson, Walt Tippett, Joe Trabocco, Whitney Westbrook, and Greg Winkler. September/October 2018

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Where Does North Carolina Rank Among Most Friendly States to Small Businesses?


In this new survey, North Carolina was helped by Raleigh getting an A ranking and Charlotte achieving an A-minus ranking.


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