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Summer is near, and that means plenty of nutritious, North Carolina grown produce, fruit and more available from local farmers in the 919. Here is a selection of where Leesville and North Raleigh residents can find farmers markets.

Farmers Markets Nearest to Leesville Distance from Leesville: 10.3 mi, 18 min

Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market Saturdays, 10 am-2 pm Raleigh’s City Plaza 400 Fayetteville St 919-821-6977 www.godowntownraleigh.com/ farmers-market Distance from Leesville: 6.9 mi, 12 min

Midtown Farmers Market Apr-Nov, Saturdays, 8 am- 12 pm North Hills 4150 Main at North Hills St midtownmarketmanager@gmail.com www.midtownraleighfarmersmarket.com

Carolina Grown Inc. Carolina Grown delivers North Carolina fresh meats, produce, fish, dairy and full meal solutions right to customers’ doorsteps year round. YEAR STARTED: 2009 OWNERS: David Welsh, Joe Allen, Chris Lewis WEBSITE: CarolinaGrown.org EMAIL: info@carolinagrown.org PHONE: 919-777-7180 FACEBOOK: Carolina Grown HOURS: Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm

Other Triangle Farmers Markets South Durham Farmers Market

Apex Farmers Market

Apr-Oct, Saturdays, 8 am-12 pm May-Oct, Wednesdays, 3:30 pm-6:30 pm Nov-Mar, Saturdays, 9 am-12 pm Greenwood Commons Shopping Center 5410 NC Hwy 55, Durham manager@southofdurhamfarmersmarket.org www.southdurhamfarmersmarket.org

Apr-Sep, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm 220 N Salem St, Apex 919-538-2754 www.apexfarmersmarket.com

Western Wake Farmers Market

Apr-Nov, Saturdays, 8 am-12 pm Dec-Mar, Saturdays, 9:30 am-12 pm 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Rd, Cary www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org

Cary Downtown Farmers Market Apr-Nov Tuesdays, 2-6 pm Saturdays, 8 am-12:30 pm 135 W. Chatham St, Cary caryfarm@caryfarmersmarket.com www.caryfarmersmarket.com

Wake Forest Farmers Market Apr-Oct, Saturdays, 8 am-12 pm Nov-Mar, Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm 150 N White St, Wake Forest 919-671-9269 www.wakeforestfarmersmarket.org

Durham Farmers Market Saturdays, 8 am-12 pm Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30 pm The Pavilion at Durham Central Park 501 Foster St, Durham 919-667-3099 www.durhamfarmersmarket.com

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Chapel Hill Farmers Market Saturdays, 8 am-12 pm Tuesdays, 3-6 pm 201 S Estes Dr 919-533-9496 www.chapelhillfarmersmarket.com

Waverly Farmers Market April 26-Oct. 25, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm The Promenade, Waverly Place, Cary www.waverlyfm.com

Holly Springs Farmers Market May-mid Oct, Saturdays, 8:30 am-12:30 pm 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs 919-567-4010 www.hollyspringnc.us

Largest Triangle Farmers Market Distance from Brier Creek: 18 mi, 21 min

North Carolina State Farmers Market Mon-Sat, 5 am-6 pm Sundays, 8 am-6 pm 1201 Agriculture St 919-733-7417 www.statefarmersmarket.org

Special Events:

May 1 – Strawberry Day June 7 – Crawfish Day June 19 – Blueberry Day July 10 – Peach Day July 31 – Watermelon Day

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919 | SYLLABUS

On The Cover

Features 6

Fresh from the Farm

Where to Find Fresh Produce Straight from the Local Farms

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Expanding Students’ Knowledge

Hillburn Teacher Develops New Microbiology Curriculum

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Striving to Make a Difference

Leesville Student Knows What She Wants, Works to Attain It

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A Better Way to Buy a Mattress

Raleigh Durham Mattress Co. Offers High Quality, Low Prices

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Competing in the World Finals

Leesville Road Elementary Odyssey Team Headed to Iowa

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A Specialty Recognition

Raleigh City Council Honors Leesville Road’s Ambassadors

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Relay for Life in Leesville

All Night Event Benefits American Cancer Society

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A New EMS Station in 2015

Lumley Road Facility Will Serve Much of Leesville Area

Malina Infinger, Kate Clymer and Nadia Harris, enjoy a Girl Scout troop meeting in Leesville. Cover photograph by A Photographic Memory by Steffanie

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Finding Fullfilment Leesville Entreprenuer Brings Her Talents and Gifts Forward

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Heart of the Eagle Fun Honors Noah Spivey, Supports Cancer Research

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Great Instructors, Philosophy The Triangle Swim School Experience is Great for Kids

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Character, Confidence, Courage Helping Girls Discover Their Inner Strength and Passion

Planners 6

Farmers Markets

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Community Events

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School Events

11

Extracurricular Activities

12

Community Sports

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4th of July Happenings

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Summer Camps

Departments 8

Publisher’s Notes

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919 Community

38-40 Yearbook 41

Advertisers Index

44-45 Bulletin Board 46

Final Bell

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919 | NOTES Publisher

Hello to the Girl Scouts, And Goodbye to an Eagle…

Suzy Beth Sarver

Art Director Ben Bipes

Growing up in a small town, I was afforded a few luxuries in my youth. We didn’t have many of the worries kids face today – no iPhones that quit working, no stolen bikes at the library (who owned a bike lock?). Those who lived close enough to school walked home for lunch. Playground times were much longer, the list of television channels was shorter and, since we didn’t have the big city lights, a kid could relax in the cool grass at night and see a blanket of the brightest diamonds in the sky and, perhaps, even catch a glimpse of a falling star. My sisters and I knew all of our neighbors – not just on our street, but on several streets beyond, and this came in real handy for selling Girl Scout cookies. As a former Brownie and Girl Scout, it’s my sincere pleasure to feature the Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines in our May/June issue of 919 Magazine. Lisa Jones, CEO of Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines, provides readers with details on their exciting program for girls spanning almost 100 years – all beginning on Page 26. Also In this month’s Special 2nd Anniversary Issue of 919 Magazine-Leesville/ Creedmoor Road/Harrington Grove Edition, don’t miss these features: • Pamela Zoog-Falkenbach is a mother of three, an entrepreneur, an interior designer, an artist, and meditation instructor. Be sure to read about her journey to find solace and fulfillment, on Page 14. • Lauren Boop, a teacher at Hilburn Academy in Leesville and one of only 49 Kenan Fellows at Wake County schools, is developing a new microbiology curriculum for WCPSS – and she will be sharing it with other instructors. Be sure to read her story on Page 16. • Kortni Geter, a high school senior living in Leesville, strives to make a difference for other teenagers. Her mother feels she knows what she wants out of life, and is willing to work hard to achieve it. It’s a special article, beginning on Page 18. As we begin this issue and celebrate the season of Moms, Dads and Grads, I wish to acknowledge the passing of Leesville Road High School student, Noah Spivey. This young man’s courageous fight with a rare form of cancer made such an impact on me, my family and so many people in our community and we here at 919 Magazine are deeply saddened by his death. Noah has left a legacy behind with Heart of the Eagle Fund. Please don’t miss our related story on Page 20 that gives information on how you can help. Noah, we will look to the stars and see you shining brightly.

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919 | PLANNER COMMUNITY EVENTS

5/8

Friends of Note Benefit

$125 Ticket fee 11:30 am-1:30 pm The Pavilions at the Angus Barn 9401 Glenwood Ave 919-733-2750 www.ncsymphony.org/friendsofnote

5/11

Mother’s Day

MAY 5/1

National Day of Prayer

5/2-30, 6/2-30

Cardio Kickboxing

Age 16-up; $66 fee 6-6:45 pm: Mon, Wed, Fri Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd 919-870-2911 www.raleighnc.gov

5/13

Little Nature Hikers

Age 2-5; $2 fee 10:30-11:15 am Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd 919-870-2911 www.raleighnc.gov

5/17

Run for Peace/ Walk for Wellness

Cinco de Mayo

Benefitting Ministries in the Triangle Community 8 am St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 11401 Leesville Rd 919-847-8205 www.stfrancisraleigh.org

5/6-27, 6/3-24

5/26

5/5

Seniorcise

$8 fee; 9-9:45 am Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd 919-870-2911 www.raleighnc.gov

5/6

Primary Election Day

Polls Open 6:30 am-7:30 pm

5/6

Jack Andrew’s Memorial Golf Tournament

Benefitting North Raleigh Rotary Club 12-6 pm; Wildwood Green Golf Club 3000 Ballybunion Way 919-349-5020 www.northraleighrotary.org

Memorial Day

5/30-31

Relay for Life Leesville/Brier Creek/RTP Benefitting The American Cancer Society 6 pm Leesville Road High 8410 Pride Way 919-334-7203 www.relayforlife.org

JUNE 6/14

Flag Day

6/15

5/6

Father’s Day

5/7-28

Music and Movement-Sing a song of Summer

National Nurses Day Playgroup Tot Time

Age 1-5; 9:30-11:30 am Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd 919-870-2911 www.raleighnc.gov 919 Magazine LV

6/16-7/28

Age 18m-4 yr; $35 fee; 10-11 am Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd 919-870-2911 www.raleighnc.gov www.919Magazine.com

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Lower School Field Day

8 am-3 pm Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd 919-786-0114 www.trinityacademy.com

MAY 5/2

Chorus Concert

4:30 pm, 7:30 pm Leesville Road High 8410 Pride Way 919-870-4250 www.leesville.org

5/3

Science Olympiad Team Competition

8 am-3 pm Leesville Road Elementary 8402 Pride Way 919-870-4200 www.les.wcpss.net

5/5

Orchestra Concert

Parent Workshop

6:30-7:30 pm Hilburn Academy 7100 Hilburn Dr 919-571-6800 www.hilburnacademy.net

5/15

Spring Concert 7-12

7 pm Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd 919-786-0114 www.trinityacademy.com

5/16

New Student Orientation 8:30-10:30 am Hilburn Academy 7100 Hilburn Dr 919-571-6800 www.hilburnacademy.net

5/16

Dance Concert

7 pm Leesville Middle 8406 Pride Way 919-870-4141 www.leesvillems.wcpss.net

7 pm Leesville Road High 8410 Pride Way 919-870-4250 www.leesville.org

5/6

5/17

Orchestra Concert

Spring Carnival

7 pm Leesville Road High 8410 Pride Way 919-870-4250 www.leesville.org

11 am-3 pm Sycamore Creek Elementary 10921 Leesville Rd 919-841-4333 www.sycamorecreekes.net

5/7

5/21, 22

Spring Concert

6 pm Hilburn Academy 7100 Hilburn Dr 919-571-6800 www.hilburnacademy.net

5/8

Spring Concert K-6

7 pm Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd 919-786-0114 www.trinityacademy.com

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End of Year Picnic

6 pm Jeffrey’s Grove Elementary 6119 Creedmoor Rd 919-881-4910 www.jeffreysgrovees.net

5/23

5/13

SCHOOL EVENTS

5/22

Dance Concert

7 pm Leesville Middle 8406 Pride Way 919-870-4141 www.leesvillems.wcpss.net

Baccalaureate Dinner and Service 5-8:30 pm Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd 919-786-0114 www.trinityacademy.com

5/23

Field Day

8:15 am Leesville Road Elementary 8402 Pride Way 919-870-4200 www.les.wcpss.net

5/24

Senior Graduation Ceremony and Reception 9:30 am-12 pm Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd 919-786-0114 www.trinityacademy.com

5/26

WCPSS School Holiday Memorial Day

5/30

8th Grade Dance

7 pm Leesville Middle 8406 Pride Way 919-870-4141 www.leesvillems.wcpss.net

5/30

Last Day of School

Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd 919-786-0114 www.trinityacademy.com

5/22

Spring Band Concert

6:30 pm Hilburn Academy 7100 Hilburn Dr 919-571-6800 www.hilburnacademy.net www.919Magazine.com

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JUNE 6/2, 3

Band Concert

7 pm Leesville Middle 8406 Pride Way 919-870-4141 www.leesvillems.wcpss.net

6/6

LRHS Graduation Ceremony 4 pm Raleigh Convention Center 500 S. Salisbury St 919-870-4250 www.leesville.org

6/12

WCPSS Last Day of School

6/12

Kindergarten Orientation

5:30-7 pm Sycamore Creek Elementary 10921 Leesville Rd 919-841-4333 www.sycamorecreekes.net

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES EVENTS 5/2

9th Annual Sequins and Spurs Gala Benefitting Horse and Buddy Organization 6 pm Prestonwood Country Club 300 Prestonwood Pkwy, Cary 919-742-5122 www.horseandbuddy.org

5/8

Friends of Note Benefit

$125 Ticket fee 11:30 am-1:30 pm The Pavilions at the Angus Barn 9401 Glenwood Ave 919-733-2750 www.ncsymphony.org/friendsofnote

Kentucky Derby Soiree and Garden Party

Benefitting North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 2-4 pm Carillon Assisted Living 5219 Old Wake Forest Rd 919-876-6316 ahana.muth@carillonassistedliving.com 919 Magazine LV

Pool, darts and more 5800 Duraleigh Rd 919-783-5448 www.sharkysnc.com

5/17

11 am-4 pm Morrisville Chamber of Commerce Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-463-7150 www.eastmeetswestmorrisville.org

5/17

Make a Splash at Summer Salute Benefitting Hospice of Wake County 7 pm; $75 fee North Ridge Country Club 6612 Falls of Neuse Rd 919-855-9925 www.summersalute.com

6/1

Brier Creek Orthodontics Zumba Party for Charity

Benefitting Duke Hospital Cancer Research 3 pm; $10 fee Brier Creek Country Club’s Jasmine Court 9400 Club Hill Dr 919-544-9700 briercreekortho@gmail.com

May/Jun

Lynnwood Grill

Live music, Wed Trivia, Sun 4821 Glove Barton Rd 919-785-0043 www.lynnwoodgrill.com

May/Jun

Leesville Taproom

Trivia, Sun 13200 Strickland Rd #104 919-870-1515 www.lessvilletaproom.com

May/Jun

Wild Turkey Lounge (Angus Barn) Live music nightly 9401 Glenwood Ave. 919-781-2444 www.angusbarn.com

May/Jun

O’Malley’s Tavern

34th Annual Meet in the Street

5/3

Sharky’s Place

East Meets West Festival

5/3

Downtown Wake Forest 10 am-6 pm 919-556-1519 www.wakeforestchamber.org

May/Jun

NIGHTLIFE May/Jun Flying Burrito

Sun: All day brunch; $5 Bloody Marys, mimosas, sangrias; Mon: $2 craft pints, burger specials Tue: $2 select tacos; $2 Tecate, Tecate Light Wed, 7:30: Cornhole Tournament, 4800 Grove Barton Rd #106 919-785-2734 www.originalflyingburrito.com www.919Magazine.com

Live music (call for info) 5228 Holly Ridge Rd 919-787-1234 www.facebook.com/omalleys.raleigh

May/Jun

The Luxury Box

8511 Cantilever Way 919-900-7955 www.theluxuryboxofraleigh.com

May/Jun

Carolina Ale House

Live Trivia, Tue 7981 Skyland Ridge Pkwy 919- 957-4200 www.carolinaalehouse.com May | June 2014

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WALKS, RACES, RIDES, GOLF 5/6

9-11 am; Tuesdays 6:30-9 pm; Saturdays Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd 919-870-2911 www.raleighnc.gov

Benefitting North Raleigh Rotary Club 12-6 pm; Wildwood Green Golf Club 3000 Ballybunion Way 919-349-5020 www.northraleighrotary.org

Table Tennis Open Play

5/3

Birding by Bicycle

Age 11-up; 7 am William B. Umstead State Park 8801 Glenwood Ave 919-571-4170 www.ncparks.gov

5/15

Emerge and Fly Hike

2 pm William B. Umstead State Park 8801 Glenwood Ave 919-571-4170 www.ncparks.gov

5/31

Happy Birds Hike

9 am William B. Umstead State Park 8801 Glenwood Ave 919-571-4170 www.ncparks.gov

Jack Andrew’s Memorial Golf Tournament

5/10

Sock & Undie 5K Rundie Benefitting Note in the Pocket Foundation 8:30 am Dorothea Dix Campus Ruggles Dr 919-714-9703 www.noteinthepocket.org

5/11

Mother of All Races 10K and 5K

Benefitting Pretty in Pink Foundation 9 am Wakefield Crossings, at Falls of Neuse And Spruce Tree Way 919-999-7163 runraleighraces@aol.com www.mom.runraleighraces.com

5/12

2nd Annual Chip 4 Charity Golf Tournament

11 am; $150 fee Benefitting NC Lighthouse Foundation of Wake County Hasentree Country Club 1200 Keith Rd, Wake Forest 919-306-1031 rheroux@nclighthousefoundation.org www.nclighthousefoundation.org

5/16

The Great Glow Run

REGISTRATIONS, CAMPS, LESSONS 6/28

Holt Brothers Football Camp

Morning Session: 1st-8th Graders Afternoon Session: 9th- 12th Graders Dail Outdoor Football Practice Facility NC State University 919-787-1981 www.holtbrothersfootball.com

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Benefitting Easter Seals UCP 8:30 pm Midtown Park at North Hills 4011 Cardinal North Hills St greatglowrun@eastersealsucp.com www.greatglowrun.com

5/17

Run for Peace/ Walk for Wellness

Benefitting Ministries in the Triangle Community 8 am St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 11401 Leesville Rd 919-847-8205 www.stfrancisraleigh.org www.919Magazine.com

5/22-25

28th Annual REX Hospital Open Various ticket prices TPC Wakefield Plantation 2201 Wakefield Plantation Dr 919-787-4424 www.rexhealth.com/rexopen

5/30-31

Relay for Life Leesville/Brier Creek/RTP Benefitting The American Cancer Society 6 pm Leesville Road High 8410 Pride Way 919-334-7203 www.relayforlife.org

6/2

USO Fore the Troops Golf Tournament

Benefitting USO of NC 1 pm Hasentree Golf Club 7213 Hasentree Club Dr, Wake Forest 919-840-3000 www.uso-nc.org

6/14

Triangle Race for the Cure

Benefitting Susan G. Komen Foundation 6 am Meredith College 3800 Hillsborough St 919-493-2873 www.komennctc.org

6/14

US Military Veterans Foundation Flag Day Ride

Benefitting military veterans and their families 9 am registration; 10 am kick stands; 12:30 pm ceremony Ray Price Harley-Davidson 1126 South Saunders 919-525-7752 nancyroberts@nc.rr.com

7/13

12th Annual KIT Youth Triathlon Benefitting Kids in Training 8:30 am; $40 KIT members, $50 non-members Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Drive info@kidsintraining.org

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4th of July Events

7/3

7/4

After dark Morrisville Community Park 1520 Morrisville Pkwy, Morrisville 919-463-7110 www.townofmorrisville.nc.us

Brier Creek Commons 5 pm (festivities begin near Clock Plaza) Fireworks display at dusk 8161 Brier Creek Pkwy www.shopbriercreekcommons.com

July 3rd Fireworks

7/4

The ‘Works’

Music, contests, vendors (free) Downtown Raleigh 12-10 pm; fireworks, 9:30 pm www.raleighconvention.com/works/

7/4

July 4th Pancake Breakfast

July 4th Fireworks

7/4

July 4th at the State Capitol 11 am-3 pm North Carolina State Capitol 1 E. Edenton St 919-733-4994 www.nchistoricsites.org/capitol

7/4

7/4

11 am-4 pm

7:30 pm, Fireworks after dark Koka Booth Amphitheatre 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary 919-733-2750 www.ncsymphony.org/summerfest

An Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration Joel Lane Museum House 160 S. Saint Mary’s St 919-833-3431 www.joellane.org

NC Symphony Summerfest Independence Day

Adult $5, Children $3 8-9:45 am Fire Station 1 200 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-463-7110 www.townofmorrisville.nc.us

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919 | PERSONALITY PROFILE

Entrepreneur Finding Solace, Fulfillment in Meditation, Art By HANNAH TOWNSEND 919 Magazine Writer

Pamela Zoog-Falkenbach, mother of three, is an entrepreneur of many kinds. She began painting and sewing lessons at age 12; owned an interior design business in Kansas City; ran a sports photography business; taught watercolor painting at Wake Tech; and currently, along with her husband, Bob, owns Crown Trophy and Awards in North Raleigh. But it’s very clear that art is a true love for the Leesville resident. “It is great fun to bring an idea or thought

into physical expression in the form of a painting or textile design with inspirational quotes for anyone to enjoy or contemplate,” said Zoog-Falkenbach, who studied art and design at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI – but continued her education over the past 25 or more years, studying under various teachers, such as well-known watercolor artist, Terry Madden. Along with art, Zoog-Falkenbach said she also practices meditation, having received her Primordial Sound Meditation Certification after personally

experiencing the benefits of the “profound state of rest and relaxation.” “My journey to become a meditation instructor began when I discovered yoga about eight years ago,” Zoog-Falkenbach said. “My practice deepened on a yoga retreat to the primary rainforest in Costa Rica, then soon after on a meditation retreat called Seduction of Spirit.” According to Zoog-Falkenbach, experts estimate that 90 percent of disease is caused or complicated by stress. She said

Pamela Zoog-Falkenbach Profile AGE: 54 RESIDENCE:

Umstead Ridge neighborhood

PROFESSION: Entrepreneur

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FAMILY:

Husband, Bob; daughter, Janine (of Surf City); sons, Mark (of Wilmington), and Kyle (Leesville Road High graduate); four grandchildren

PETS:

Zoey (dog)

INTERESTS:

Yoga, meditation instructor, painting, textile design.

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When we choose to focus our energy on shining light into the world with gratitude in our hearts, we automatically dispel darkness without needing to challenge it. This is what fulfills me.

Photos by A Photographic Memory by Steffanie

PAMELA ZOOG-FALKENBACH NORTH RALEIGH ENTREPRENUER

that Primordial Sound Meditation helps to provide a disconnect from the activity of life by using essential, individually selected, sounds of nature. Realizing the effect that meditation had on her own life, ZoogFalkenbach said she realized she needed to share the practice with others. She said she finds joy in life by using her talents to be at the service of humanity and the natural world. “By bringing our own talents and gifts forth, we share light and inspiration to others,” Zoog-Falkenbach said. “When we choose to focus our energy on shining light into the world with gratitude in our hearts, we automatically dispel darkness without needing to challenge it. This is what fulfills me.” For more information on Zoog-Falkenbach’s artwork, visit www.zoogart.com; for more information on Zoog-Falkenbach’s meditation class schedule, email zoogart@gmail.com.

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Hilburn Academy Teacher Develops New Microbiology Curriculum with 4-H Group By G. CLEVELAND KILGORE 919 Magazine Writer

Hilburn Academy’s Lauren Boop loves that she teaches at a campus promoting relevant 21st century skills, with a 6th Grade classroom that offers a 1-to-1 laptop ratio – and is heavily involved in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) education philosophy and project-based learning. Now, as one of 49 Kenan Fellows, she has the opportunity to expand students’ knowledge this spring into a new curriculum focused on microbiology, immunology and food safety – and, next summer, share the teaching project with other educators in the Wake County Public School System and from other areas of the state. “I am working with North Carolina 4-H, part of the largest youth organization in the U.S., to design and develop a middle school curriculum focusing on microbiology,” said Boop, a second-year social studies instructor, who credited time spent last summer at North Carolina State University for her inspiration to launch the 4-H effort. “I worked at labs shadowing and participating in microbiology and immunology,” she said. “The experience was absolutely amazing and I learned so much about what a day in the life of a university researcher is like.” In her spare time, Boop works

I have the most supportive staff, administration, students and parents in the world. LAUREN BOOP

toward her graduate degree, loves the outdoors, traveling and experiencing new things. “I have played soccer my entire life, and I am currently training for my first half marathon,” she added. But her focus clearly is on teaching. “I have the most supportive staff, administration, students and parents in the world,” said Boop, explaining her excitement about the Kenan Fellows project with 4-H. “It is very exciting to see it all coming together.” Kenan Fellows is a teacher leadership program that allows teachers to engage in partnerships with university researchers, industries and businesses. Through a fellowship experience and professional development, chosen North Carolina teachers get to drive innovation, change and improve K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiatives in the state.

Lauren Boop Profile AGE: 23 PROFESSION:

Teacher/Educator (6th Grade Social Studies, Hilburn Academy)

RESIDENCE: Cary EDUCATION:

Graduated Summa Cum Laude as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow from Appalachian State University (2012); currently in graduate school at UNC-Charlotte; Kenan Fellow

INTERESTS:

Playing soccer, running, playing kickball, reading, hiking, traveling, going on adventures

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Leesville’s Kortni Geter Strives To Make a Difference for Teens By HANNAH TOWNSEND 919 Magazine Writer

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” That quote from Norman Vincent Peale is 18-year-old Kortni Geter’s life-motto, and accurately describes her goals and ambitions. A senior at South East Raleigh Magnet High School, she is the daughter of Sonya Davis and Koby Geter, and currently lives in Leesville with her mother. When she isn’t cheering on the South East Raleigh football team as a varsity cheerleader or dancing in the studio – as she’s been doing since the age of 5 – she is either participating in the “ilead” club that promotes school spirit and positivity in the community (that she started at SERHS with a group of her peers), volunteering, or blogging. Geter said her blogging really began with her father, a former music producer for Def Jam Records, and current producer of his own independent label, Head Hunter Records. “When I was with my dad, he used to take me to his studios where I met major urban stars who would tell me stories making music and ask for my opinion about topics relating to music, and I would give them my honest answers,” Geter said. “Someone told me that I should blog about the things I hear, but also talk about the things going on in school such as prom and sports.” She said after that suggestion, she teamed up with some of the most “techno-savvy” students, including aspiring-graphic designer Takira Coleman, to create what is now, “TeenChop.” “Takira and I came up with the name ‘TeenChop’ using a

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We want (other teenagers) to know that we believe in them and their dreams. KORTNI GETER LEESVILLE RESIDENT, AND ‘TEENCHOP’ BLOGGER

Kortni Geter Profile AGE: 18 SCHOOL:

Southeast Raleigh Magnet High (Senior)

PARENTS:

Sonya Davis, Koby Geter

RESIDENCE: Leesville

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English, science

INTERESTS:

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combination of my childhood nickname, Kortchop, and teenagers ‘chopping it up,’ which is slang for talking.” Geter said, adding that her mission is to help teens express themselves and to help them feel as though they aren’t alone, or in a corner by themselves. “We want them to know that we believe in them and their dreams.” Geter’s mom, Sonya Davis, said that, even at 18, Geter knows what she wants out of life and strives toward it, which includes getting a degree in radio broadcasting with a minor in entrepreneurship next year at Bennett College in Greensboro. “My daughter is very smart and mature for her age; she has the tenacity to do her best in all things,” Davis said. “Kortni knows what she wants out of life and strives towards it.”

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Heart of the Eagle Fund Continues Noah Spivey Legacy By HANNAH TOWNSEND 919 Magazine Writer

Notes of condolences and “we miss you” messages now grace the newsfeed of the Facebook page, “Honoring Noah Spivey.” Noah, a 17-year-old Leesville Road High School student and band member and avid Boy Scout in Raleigh’s Troop 364 died March 22 after battling Ewing Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer – but not before he was able to leave a legacy that will inspire fellow Scouts, students and others in the Leesville and North Raleigh communities for years to come. “Sometimes I wondered why this was happening to me, then I started to realize during the chemo treatment that God was trying to teach me that he was going to do a wonderful miracle through my life, and touch so many lives through this disease,” Noah said — with the blessing of his parents, John and Christine Spivey of Brier Creek -- in a special recording played through an iPad at his funeral. Before his death, Noah, with the help of his parents and Blake Phillips, his assistant Scout leader, founded the Noah D. Spivey Heart of the Eagle Fund. “The fund was created to ensure Scouts could attend camp through offering scholarships to youths experiencing financial hardship, and to fund juvenile cancer research – specifically Ewing Sarcoma – through the St. Baldricks Foundation,” Philips said.

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Philips also said Heart of the Eagle Fund is looking for 100 Noah’s Angels, or sponsors, who can give at the $1,000 level. He noted that donors will receive a brick in Noah’s Garden, which was Noah’s unfinished Eagle Scout project that his fellow Scouts have now vowed to complete. As Noah’s recording continued at his service, he explained that being able to touch and inspire others through his story was such a blessing: “In a way, I’m kind of a lucky guy because I get to share what God taught me with other people and there’s so many people that have been inspired by my story that I have no regrets, absolutely no regrets.” For more information on the Noah D. Spivey Heart of the Eagle Fund, visit the link on the Occoneechee Council website at www.ocscouts.org, or contact Patrick Diener at Patrick.diener@scouting.org.

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Great Instructors, Great Philosophy

Triangle Swim School Offers A Great Experience for Children and Families In 2007, swim coach Matt Harr opened the first Triangle Swim School facility with the motto, “Learn to swim correctly the first time!” Beginning as a junior instructor at the age of 15, Coach Matt put himself through college teaching and coaching swimming, as well as actively participating on a competitive level. “I am very passionate about the sport of swimming and working with kids,” Coach Matt said. Triangle Swim School currently serves over 550 children ranging in age from infants (beginning at six months) to adults with 10 experienced instructors. Four instructors, including Lead Swim Instructors Coach Christina in Cary and Coach Laura in North Raleigh, have been

a part of TSS for three or more years. Coach Matt said that by playing games and gaining skills, children build strong connections with the coaches, which leads to high retention and better results. “When asked to choose between dance class, gymnastics, etc., TSS kids consistently choose to continue with swim lessons because of our creative, loving coaches,” he said. Part of what keeps students and families coming back is the incorporation of weekly themes. Coach Matt said that the current 60 themes range from Pirate Week and water games, such as underwater tic-tac-toe and magnetic boats. “We had one parent comment that she had been bringing her child to TSS

for three years and had never seen the same theme twice,” Coach Matt said. With Triangle Swim School having a large staff and two facilities – one in North Raleigh and one in Cary – almost all classes are either semi-private or private, with the exception of baby classes or swim team prep classes. With smaller class sizes, students are able to get much more attention from instructors. “We’ve had our parents tell us that their child learned more in one month with TSS than multiple sessions with their old swim school,” said Coach Matt, adding that the great instructors, philosophy, teaching methods and overall satisfaction of the students and families set TSS apart. “Triangle Swim School focuses on

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teaching children how to swim correctly the first time, while providing a fun teaching environment for our kids.� Triangle Swim School holds classes at the North Raleigh location on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and at the Cary location Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For more information on Triangle Swim School, visit www.triangleswimschool.com, email support@triangleswimschool.com, or call 919-977-5362.

Triangle Swim School OWNER:

Triangle Swim School focuses on teaching children how to swim correctly the first time, while providing a fun teaching environment for our kids.

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COURAGE, CONFIDENCE, CHARACTER Scouting Helps Girls Discover Their Inner Strength, Passions, and Talents

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Girl Scouting has built girls of courage, confidence and character in central and eastern North Carolina for nearly 100 years. Now based right here in Leesville/North Raleigh, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines serves 41 North Carolina counties, as one of four state Girl Scout Councils and one of 112 Councils across the U.S. chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA. One in nine girls in the service area today are involved in Girl Scouts – participating in a safe, accepting, girl-led environment. In this issue of 919 Magazine, Chief Executive Officer Lisa Jones talks about how her organization helps girls discover, connect, and take action. www.919Magazine.com

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A Conversation with Lisa Jones, Chief Executive Officer at Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines: What is the history of the Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines? Girl Scouts of the USA was founded on March 12, 1912, by Juliette Gordon Low. In 1916, the first troop organized in Rocky Mount in what is now part of the 41-county council jurisdiction of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. A second troop organized in Southern Pines in 1918 and was said “to give girls an opportunity to help with the World War I effort by activities that included rolling bandages and knitting.” More troops began forming in the 1920s across the council jurisdiction, including troops in Durham, Robbins and Henderson. In 1932, Muriel Clements registered the first troop in Raleigh with 32 girls. This troop enjoyed camping, sewing, drama, learning Morse Code and flag signaling. Camping was so popular among these Girl Scouts that the troop would often hike to Pullen Park and cook breakfast.

When did the NC Coastal Pines Raleigh Service Center locate in the Leesville/North Raleigh area?

Lisa Jones Profile

In 1970, Council headquarters was moved from Hillsborough Street in Raleigh to our current location at the intersection of Pinecrest Road and Glenwood/Hwy 70 West.

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines supports 41 central and eastern North Carolina counties with a large number of members residing in the greater Triangle region. In addition to the Raleigh Service Center, the Council operates service centers in Fayetteville, Goldsboro and a center is expected to open later this year in Wilmington.

Based on expert research and developed through years of experience, Girl Scouting provides engaging and worthwhile activities that respond to the needs of today’s girls, with flexibility that respects their busy lives – and their families. We strive to empower all girls by engaging them in quality, 919 Magazine LV

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines

TENURE:

16 months

BACKGROUND:

Non-profit leadership, Arts administration, fundraising and marketing

EDUCATION:

Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre Management, Florida State University; Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, University of Victoria

RESIDENCE: Raleigh

What details can you provide about the NC Coastal Pines Raleigh facility?

What are the various programs, community projects, and services offered in Scouting?

Chief Executive Officer,

CAREER

How was Raleigh selected as the NC Coastal Pines corporate headquarters?

Our Raleigh facility hosts corporate offices for the chief executive staff, as well as operational offices for members and volunteers. The Customer Operations and Support Services department, which operates the council help desk, is managed from the Raleigh location. The facility also hosts a Girl Scout retail shop and has a variety of meeting spaces open for staff, volunteer and member use. A “Troop Room” is available for regular meetings or overnight troop events – and includes a kitchen, bathrooms, and a small adjacent bedroom for adult chaperones. The facility also offers a garden picnic area with tables and rocking chairs.

POSITION:

HOMETOWN:

Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

FAMILY:

Spouse, Jeff; children, Ryan (7), Ian (11)

PETS:

Ash, Aria, Diamond (cats)

INTERESTS:

Fishing, camping, performing arts

relevant programming that provides unique experiences that align with the Girl Scout mission. Our council focuses on a variety of program areas including STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), healthy living, leadership, citizenship and stewardship. Girl Scout programs and events are held at various locations across our region, including the Raleigh Service Center. Interested individuals can view our interactive program and event guides, including Girl Scouts Can Do Anything! for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors; GO! (Girls Only) Magazine for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors; and the 2013-2014 Lead On for Girl Scout Troop Leaders and volunteers at www. nccoastalpines.org/events/program-and-events-guide.

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Girl Scouts of the USA North Carolina Coastal Pines Raleigh Service Center ADDRESS:

6901 Pinecrest Rd., Leesville/North Raleigh

PHONE:

919-782-3021, 800-284-4475

WEBSITE: www.nccoastalpines.org EMAIL: council@nccoastalpines.org YEAR STARTED:

Girl Scouting founded 1912; first troop in Coastal Pines, 1916 (Rocky Mount); current office opened 1970 (moving from downtown Raleigh)

COUNTIES SERVED:

41

MEMBERS:

Approximately 28,000 girls, 10,000 adults

STAFF:

76 full-time, 167 part-time/ seasonal camp staff employees

MANAGEMENT:

Lisa Jones, Chief Executive Officer

LEADERSHIP TEAM: Cathy Stipe, Chief Financial Officer; Leslie Flood, Chief Business Officer; Cindy Kelley-Deaton, Chief Operating Officer; Tracy Sternberg, Chief Development Officer BOARD CHAIR:

Bernadette Spong

DEPARTMENTS:

Membership, Volunteer Services, Camp and Program, Property, Product Sales, Retail Services, Marketing and Communications, Customer Operations and Support Services, IT and Fund Development

OFFICE HOURS:

Mon-Thu, 8:30 am-5 pm; Fri, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

MISSION STATEMENT: Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

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After more than 100 years, how does Girl Scouts remain relevant in a changing world? Girl Scouts has the reach and experience to help girls navigate an increasingly complex society. We believe every girl deserves the confidence to dream big and build a better world. Girl Scouts offers innovative and fun approaches to learning for girls. Simply put, we promise girls and their families that Girl Scouting will engage girls in programming that will help them discover, connect, and take action.

How has the Girl Scouts philosophy evolved over time? Girl Scouts is 3.2 million strong – 3.2 million girls and adult who believe every girl can change the world. It began more than 100 years ago with one woman, Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, who believed in the power of every girl. Girl Scouts continues to follow the same values Low established, which are exemplified in the Girl Scout Promise and Law. We create activities and experiences that allow girls to follow the fun, do what they love, and never back down from a big adventure. By showing girls different ways to see the world and giving them opportunities to take action, we inspire girls to give back and share the good.

Many people associate Girl Scouts with selling cookies; what insight can you give on the program? The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the world, generating $790 million in annual sales. Girls sell more 200 million cookie packages a year to more than 50 million cookie customers. The program aims to teach girls five essential life skills: Goal setting, decision-making, money management, business ethics, and people skills. These are more than just cookies, they’re opportunities. By creating a plan, interacting with customers, and working as part of a team, girls learn the 5 Skills that are essential aspects to leadership, to success, and to life. Everything girls do in Girl 28

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Simply put, we promise girls and their families that Girl Scouting will engage girls in programming that will help them discover, connect, and take action. LISA JONES

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, GIRL SCOUTS – NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL PINES

Scouting is designed to help them grow into leaders of courage, confidence and character. The 5 Skills that girls learn through the Girl Scout Cookie Program are an important ingredient in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches Girl Scouts skills that will help them grow into leaders in their own life, leaders in business, and leaders in the world. When girls sell Girl Scout cookies, they learn to set goals and meet deadlines. They learn how to handle money and make decisions about how to use it. Girls learn to talk and listen to all kinds of people and learn to work well with others.

How and when did you become involved with Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines?

What do you enjoy most about your position? I enjoy meeting all of the individuals involved with our organization. We have more than 10,000 volunteers who are dedicated individuals who care deeply about our mission. I get to travel the state and see the amazing work that they are doing. I also have the pleasure of working along side 112 CEOs nationally who help shape this premiere leadership experience for girls K-12. Lastly, I enjoy working with the staff and board who are equally committed to positive impact that this organization has for our young women.

I joined Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines as the Chief Executive Officer in January 2013. A board member mentioned to me that the former CEO was retiring at a time when I was considering my next career opportunity. I had been with Carolina Ballet for 15 years and I wanted to find the non-profit that would be right for this next chapter. The Girl Scouts was that organization where I really felt all of my prior experience aligned, allowing me to make an impact and give back to the girls in our state. Before coming to Girl Scouts, I was one of the founding employees of Carolina Ballet as its first marketing director, then general manager, and then as its executive director from 2002-2012. Prior to joining Carolina Ballet, I held several other positions in the non-profit management field, including managing director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, assistant manager of Foellinger Auditorium, marketing director for The Asolo Theatre Festival, publicist for The School of Theatre at Florida State, and production manager for Q-productions. 919 Magazine LV

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What are your future goals for Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines? I joined the Girl Scouts organization as CEO in January 2013 and I feel truly honored and inspired to be part of such an amazing organization. I came to the Council with a desire to join with our girl and adult members to help shape the Council’s future through strategic learning. We have just launched a three-year strategic plan to improve, enhance and expand our program and reach across our 41-counties. This year we are focused on improving our volunteer experience with a fully developed support system, making upgrades to our camp properties – including construction of a new tree house unit at Camp Graham in Vance county, and improving IT resources, including a redesigned website. As we enter the second century of Girl Scouting, we are acutely aware of girls’ changing needs. That’s why we embarked on this journey to develop strategies, which will ensure that our Council is the premier, sustainable organization for girls that inspires and empowers them to reach their potential through fun, memorable and unique experiences.

Who is eligible to be a member of the Girl Scouts? Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is an inclusive organization, and we welcome all girls in kindergarten through 12 Grade as members. And it’s never too late to be a Girl Scout! Women, men, young and older adults, and Girl Scout Alumnae are welcomed as members. Adults 18 years of age or older can join Girl Scouts to serve as a mentor, volunteer in a troop, or

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simply say, “I believe in the Girl Scout mission and want to show my support by becoming a member.” Annual Membership fee (for girls and adults) is $15. Girl Scout grade levels are available at www.nccoastalpines.org/get-involved/girls/girl-scout-grade-levels.

Who are Girl Scout Alumnae? Girl Scouts has been unlocking the leadership potential of girls and young women for over a century. There are 59 million living Girl Scouts Alumnae in every U.S. Zip Code and 94 countries, including 70 percent of professional women, two-thirds of female Congressional representatives, and nearly every female astronaut.

How can others in the community become involved in the organization? We know your calendar is full. Your to-do list is jam-packed. But you’ll be surprised at how flexible Girl Scouting is today, and you’ll find that Girl Scouts is a great way to spend quality

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time with girls and support their healthy development. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.nccoastalpines. org or call 800-284-4475. Learn more about specific volunteer opportunities at www.nccoastalpines.org/volunteer.

Anything else you want readers of 919 Magazine to know about Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines? The Girl Scouts organization has worked hard to align today’s Girl Scout experience to fit the needs of modern families. Girls are leading busier lives than ever before, and parents have less and less time to volunteer. We believe that Girl Scouts helps girls develop the skills that will prepare them for a fast-paced and complex 21st Century world. Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship, while fostering the development of real-world skills and the confidence to succeed at school and in life.

The Girl Scout Promise On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

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919 | COMMUNITY North Raleigh’s Camp Trinity Offers Day Camps, Sports Camps in Summer 2014 Camp Trinity offers a variety of camp opportunities for several age groups for Summer 2014 in North Raleigh. • Trinity Day Camps for Rising K-6th Graders for Summer 2014 combine the adventure of a resident camp with the convenience of a day camp. Campers are divided into groups according to age and gender, allowing them to build relationships and have a great experience on Trinity Academy’s 40-acre facility in North Raleigh. Activities include daily devotions, swimming, fishing, canoeing, hiking, archery, gym games, arts and crafts and more. Camps are open 7:30 a.m. to 6

Summer Camps at Lake Lynn Community Center Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department plans a wide range of summer camps for youths of all ages this year, ranging from hobbies and crafts, to sports and outdoor activities, to dance and educational endeavors. Costs vary, depending upon location, age group, and other criteria. Dates also vary for the specific camps. Among the camps at North Raleigh locations: Lake Lynn Community Center (919-870-2911) • Summer X-Press Camp weekly sessions (age 6-11): 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., MondayFriday, June 16-Aug. 15, $53. • Baseball Camp (age 7-10): 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 23-27, $125. • Early Einsteins Science Lab (age 6-8): 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 7-11, $94. Campers are exposed to a variety of early science concepts. • Jewelry Creations Camp (age7-13): 1:30

p.m. Monday through Friday and run as one-week sessions beginning June 9 and continuing through Aug. 8. Cost is $185 per week (with discounts for siblings). • Trinity Sports Camps offer several summer camp sessions in basketball, soccer, baseball and cheerleading. Each session is 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday thorugh Friday. Check schedule for age groups and dates. Cost is $135 per week. Camps Trinity also provides both junior and senior drama camps and a special LEAD Program experience for Rising 7th-9th Graders that allows youths to split time between classes and assisting camp counselors. For more information or to register, visit www.camptrinity.org.

p.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 16-20 and July 28-Aug. 1, $94. Campers learn to make a variety of accessories. • Play Dough and Picasso (age 6-8): 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 1418, $94. Participants will study a variety of master artists and create in projects. • The Works Basketball Camp (age 6-12): 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday, June 30-July 3, $124. Structured activities by the staff of Networks Basketball. • Young Thespians Acting Camp (age 7-13): 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 23-27 and July 21-25, $94. Last day of camp includes a performance. Umstead State Park (919-996-2117) • Camp Ranoca West weekly sessions beginning June 16 and continuing through Aug. 8 for ages 8-12 ($130). Campers spend the day outdoors, with activities such as hiking, boating, games and arts and crafts. A complete listing of all 2014 Summer Camps can be viewed at parks.raleighnc.gov or in a special printed guide available at no charge at all community centers. For additional information, call 919-996-4800.

Leesville Residents Will Select Candidates in 2 House Districts Derek Kiszely of Leesville and Kimberly Hanchette of Raleigh are seeking the Democrat nomination in the May 6 primary election for the District 49 seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives. The winner will face Gary Pendleton of Raleigh, who is unopposed in seeking the Republican nomination for the position, which represents parts of North Raleigh – including parts of the Lessville community. The winner in November will replace Rep. Jim Fulghum, who is giving up the seat to seek the State Senate District 15 seat held by Sen. Neal Hunt, who is retiring. The November election slate is already set for the District 40 North Carolina House of Representatives seat, which includes parts of North Raleigh – includes parts of Leesville, Brier Creek and parts of Morrisville. Former Morrisville Town Council member Margaret Broadwell is unopposed in seeking the Democratic nomination in May to challenge incumbent Rep. Marilyn Avila, a Republican from the Leesville area. Avila also is unopposed in the May primary election.

Travel Channel Visits Original Flying Burrito A crew for Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” cable television show was at the Original Flying Burrito in March working on a future segment featuring unique burritos around the U.S. Owner Jim Duignan and staff were filmed preparing the restaurant’s signature Carolina Burrito, Ultimate Fish Burrito and Shrimp Burrito. No date is set for the show to air. The Original Flying Burrito is located at 4800 Grove Barton Road in Leesville/North Raleigh, next to the Raleigh Grande movie theater. 32

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919 | COMMUNITY LRES Odyssey Team Heading To Competition World Finals Leesville Road Elementary School’s Odyssey of the Mind team is headed to the 35th World Finals at Iowa State University in May – and seeks community support to make the trip. “The amount of money required to cover the team’s costs is daunting,” said Coach Andy Plaice. “They will need to raise more than $10,000 to pay for airfare, lodging, and food for the four-day event.” The annual competition emphasizes creativity and teamwork and has grown into the largest international creative problem-solving competition worldwide. To make it to the finals for the first time in school history, the seven students won their regional meet in Chapel Hill and the state competition at Wingate University in Charlotte.

For months the team had worked tirelessly to solve their primary challenge: Re-enact a driver’s test with a teambuilt vehicle that can carry a student and use two different propulsion systems – while completing a set of required tasks. The challenge now is to raise funds to get to Iowa and compete against the world’s best of the best. Parents and coaches are actively working with the PTA and other groups to help raise the money for the trip. Anyone interested in assisting can mail a tax-deductible donation to: Leesville Road Elementary (include “Odyssey of the Mind” in the memo line), 8402 Pride Way, Raleigh, NC 27613. “Regardless of how much [they] can raise, the real success has been seeing the remarkable teamwork and creativity exhibited by the team,” Coach David Taylor added.

Leesville Road Elementary students and coaches Andy Plaice and David Taylor meet with Dr. Sam, the founder of Odyssey of the Mind during North Carolina State Finals in April. Team members include Aidan Plaice, Lauren Taylor, Nathan Carboni, Scott Ong, Alex Chaffin and Daniel High. For more information on the team, call 919-632-0920.

Leesville Middle Pride Ambassadors Recognized by Raleigh City Council

Portion of Leesville Road Expanding to Four Lanes

Raleigh Parks and Recreation recently recognized the Leesville Road Middle School Pride Ambassadors as outstanding volunteers for completing up to 100 hours of community service. The Pride Ambassadors, led by Assistant Principal Sheldon Lanier, began in 2009 with only 12 members and the objective of promoting learning, school spirit and community service for 7th and 8th Grade young men, as Lanier describes them. Since 2009, they have grown to have 40 current members. “The Pride Ambassadors and I were honored to be recognized for their efforts to serve the community,” Lanier said. “Participating in service projects is a requirement of the Ambassador

A portion of Leesville Road is slated for widening to four lanes, with a raised median, bike lanes and sidewalks on both sides of the roadway. DeVere Construction Co. recently received the $5.56 million contract from the City of Raleigh for the work of expanding Leesville road from I-540 north to New Leesville Boulevard – including intersection improvements. The widening is expected to alleviate congestion at the intersection of Leesville Road and Farless Road and the intersection at New Leesville Boulevard and Hickory Grove Church Road. Traffic along the 6,000 linear feet of roadway has increased significantly by the construction of two schools along the corridor. Completion is expected in summer 2015.

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program, as outlined in our bylaws and aligns with our mission of developing leadership skills for middle school young men.” Resource Development Manager Cindy Trumbower organized the event, and Lanier said he and the Ambassadors are extremely appreciative for her direction and willingness to assist with the completion of service hours. “She has been a pleasure to work with over the years and always looks out for us,” Lanier said. “She is like an honorary member!”

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919 | COMMUNITY St. Francis of Assisi Run for Peace/Walk For Wellness 5K Benefits McBriar Fund

Lake Lynn Nature Hike for Kids Age 2-5

The annual Run for Peace/Walk for Wellness 5K is scheduled at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 17 at the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in North Raleigh. Post race/walk events include entertainment and wellnessrelated activities. Cost to participate in the fundraiser is $20 prior to May 16 ($50 for families), and $25 after May 16 ($60 for families). A free kids’ fun run begins at 9:15 a.m. The benefit race begins in the parking lot at 11401 Leesville Road, and continues through local neighborhoods before looping back toward the church. Baby joggers are permitted, but no pets, bicycles, skates or skateboards are allowed. The event features a T-shirt for individuals registered prior to May 11, RFID disposable chip timing, awards for the top three male and female competitors overall, and awards for top overall in various age divisions. Funds raised at the event go to the David J. McBriar Endowment Fund for Justice and Peace, which helps fund ministries that support and work in the Triangle Community. Participants can register at www.sportoften.com through Thursday, May 15. For more information about the event, or on the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi, call 919-847-8205 or visit www.stfrancisraleigh.org.

Staff Photos When lack of adequate transportation threatened a planned field trip to tour North Carolina Central University for the Leesville Road Middle School Ambassadors organization, Blue Diamond Worldwide Transportation stepped up by donating one of its buses for the all-day educational outing. Raleigh-based Blue Diamond – which handles transportation needs throughout the area – can be reached at 919-772-9595 or www.bluediamondlimo.com.

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They’re never too young to take a nature hike at Lake Lynn! A trained nature instructor will guide children age 2 to 5 and their parents for walk through the park 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13, beginning at Lake Lynn Community Center. Participants can meet other children and families, learn about nature and see

birds, insects, and maybe even some mammals and reptiles. Strollers are welcome, and all participants must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by calling 919-870-2911 at least four days prior to the event, which has a $2 fee. Call 919-996-6856 for more information. Lake Lynn Park and Community Center is located at 7921 Ray Road in Leesville.

LRHS Students Visit NYC, See Shows Leesville Road High School MainStage Theatre class traveled to New York City to participate in a workshop and attend some Broadway musicals. “The students had a fun-filled trip,” said Jody Banasiewicz, president of Pride Productions. “They started with a tour of Radio City Music Hall, shopped in Times Square, and attended ‘School for Scandal’ at New York University’s Provincetown Playhouse, where former LRHS 2013 graduate Kordell Draper played the part of Sir Benjamin Backbite.” The next day, the students attended a Broadway Rehearsal Dance workshop at Ripley Grier Studios, dined at Hard Rock Café, and attended the musical “Matilda” at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre. In addition, the group walked Central Park, saw another musical (“Newsies”), shopped and went sight seeing. “All in all, it was a crazy, fun trip,” Banasiewicz said of the March trip. “The whole group really enjoyed all three shows and the sites and sounds of New York City.”

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North Raleigh Rotary’s Annual Golf Tournament May 6 Rotary Club of North Raleigh’s 5th Annual Jack Andrews Memorial Golf Tournament is Tuesday, May 6, at Wildwood Green Golf Club in North Raleigh. Participants have access to the golf range beginning at 11 a.m. Lunch is scheduled or 12 p.m., followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $350 per foursome, or $87.50 for individuals. The tournament benefits the club, which has provided funding and support to more than 100 charities and civic projects in the past 47 years. Registration deadline is April 22; mail checks to the club at P.O. Bo 17724, Raleigh NC 27619. For more information on the event or to be a sponsor, call Linda Brooks at 919-787-4133. Wildwood Green Golf Club is located at 3000 Ballybunion Way.

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919 | COMMUNITY Relay for Life Event Helps Fund Cancer Cure American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Leesville/Brier Creek/ Research Triangle Park begins at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 30-31 at Leesville Road High School, 8409 Leesville Road in North Raleigh. During the event, teams camp out and take turns walking or running through the night – raising money individually or as a group for the American Cancer Society.

During the event, cancer survivors participate in a “Survivors Lap” – the first lap around the track. A Luminaria Ceremony is another highlight of the event. For information, contact event co-chairs Suzanne Osberg at Suzanne. relayforlife@gmail.com or Beth Fulk at beth.relayforlife@gmail.com. More details are also available at www. relayforlife.org/briercreeknc.

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919 | COMMUNITY Short Takes Leesville Road High School’s Women’s Swim Team repeated as Cap 8 Conference champions in 2013-2014, led by first-year coach Kyle Myers. The men’s team placed second in the conference…Taverna Agora plans to relocate from North Raleigh to 326 Hillsborough St. this summer. Owned by LM Restaurants, it opened at 6101 Glenwood Ave. in 2003…Charlotte Wilson, daughter of Paul and Rosemarie Wilson of Raleigh, recently earned the Silver Award, the second highest achievement in Girl Scouting. She is a student at Leesville Road High…Former NFL football receiver and NC State star Torry Holt – whose Holt Brothers Foundation is located in the Leesville area – was chosen to join the Senior Bowl Hall of Fame recently. Holt started with foundation and a local construction company with brother Terrence, also an NFL football standout…Alexander Boris, a student at Leesville Road High, recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America’s highest achievement. He is the son of Richard and Eurry Boris…After nearly

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30 years on Glenwood Avenue in North Raleigh, Fat Daddy’s closed its doors in March. Reports are that the building will be torn down and the property used for a different type of business. Long lines were seen at the restaurant on the final weekend, as customers waited for the chance to eat one last burger…Malcolm Hitchcock of Leesville Road High will play in the annual North Carolina Coaches Association EastWest All-Star football game in Greensboro in July…LRHS graduate Clay Aiken – 2003 “American Idol” runner-up – is seeking the North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District Democratic nomination in the May primary election. Aiken now lives near Rosemont, NC…Alberto Lopez, son of Alberto and Elodia Lopez of Raleigh, served as a page in the NC Senate recently. He is a student at Leesville Road High…Former LRHS football offensive coordinator Will Corbin resigned earlier this year as head football coach at Holly Springs High School. He planned to continue teaching at the school… Wake County school board chose the name for the new middle school planned for the Leesville Church and Strickland roads

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area: Pine Hollow Middle School…Kim Crump, a Buyer and Relocation Specialist at Linda Craft & Team Realtors, was named Agent of the Month for February… LRHS Director of Bands Emeritus David Albert served as guest clinician recently at the All-County Band Clinic for middle and high school students at the Dunn Center at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount…Despina’s Café has opened at 8369 Creedmoor Road in North Raleigh, offering tasty pastries, desserts, sandwiches and more. For information, visit www.despinascafe.com or call 919848-5007...Efforts to improve the motorist and pedestrian safety surrounding Leesville schools continues with the installation of a stoplight at Leesville and Fairbanks roads. According to NCDOT Division Traffic Engineer Al Grandy, the estimated cost of the light was about $50,000…Among the 25 semi-finalists for the Wake County Teacher of the Year were Sarah Bratton of Sycamore Creek Elementary
and Kelly McNamara of Leesville Road Elementary. The annual banquet to name the Wake County Teacher of the Year is set for May 8.

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919 | BUSINESS PROFILE

A Better Way to Buy a Mattress

Raleigh Durham Mattress Co. Offers High Quality, Low Prices, No High Pressure Tactics Raleigh Durham Mattress Co. simply offers a better way to buy a new mattress. Owner John Synan is committed to offering his customers the high quality mattress sets they are seeking at the lowest possible price – and without the confusion and high-pressure sales tactics. “After frustrating experiences trying to buy a mattress for myself, I felt there had to be a better and less expensive alternative,” said Synan. So, after thoroughly researching the mattress industry, Synan left a successful corporate career at the executive level in sales and management and created Raleigh Durham Mattress Co. His successful business model is based on three key strategies: Source from only two exceptional vendors that manufacture their mattresses in the U.S.; keep overhead costs to a minimum; and offer convenient appointments serving one customer at a time. The result is tremendous savings and a simplified purchase process passed on to his satisfied customers. “Rather than multiple mattress styles, high pressure salesmen offering ‘deals’ and questionable tactics, my customers enjoy a simple and straightforward personalized mattress buying experience,” said Synan. Raleigh Durham Mattress Co. sells mattress sets and mattress frames in a full range of sizes and styles, including king, California king, queen, full, and twin sizes. Styles include pillow tops, plush tops, and 2-sided mattress sets – with

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the most popular being the memory foam mattresses available in all sizes. Synan grew up in Durham, graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, and is proud to be a part of the local business community providing high quality mattress sets at a fraction of the cost of high-priced mattress stores. Raleigh Durham Mattress Co. continues to grow thanks to the many satisfied customers now referring family, friends, and neighbors.

Raleigh Durham Mattress Co. is located at 7424 ACC Blvd, Suite 104, in North Raleigh (Brier Creek area, on the corner of ACC Boulevard and Mt. Herman Road). For more information, call 919-906-1811, email rdumattress@ gmail.com, or visit www.rdumattress.com.

“Buying a mattress set at Raleigh Durham Mattress Co. is simple, stress free and takes only minutes – rather than hours,” said Synan. “And the best part: You do not have to spend thousands of dollars to find a mattress you will love for years.”

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919 | YEARBOOK Sycamore Creek Elementary School’s Science Expo — “Discover and Do!” — in January gave students an opportunity to explore an area of science, demonstrate a scientific principle or the ability to become an inventor. All participants received certificates, prizes and other goodies. Part of the festivities included outreach groups sharing their special area of science. Photos submitted by Susan P. Christman, M.Ed.

Celebrating PrideFest 5.0 at Leesville Road High earlier this year are (back row) members of the North Carolina State Cheerleading squad, with (front row, left to right) LRHS students Peter Oertel, Bill Nguyen, and Anna Woodhouse. Photos Courtesy of LRHS

Shown at Leesville Road High’s Pridefest 5.0 event are (back row, left to right) Alex Kunkel, Kelly Brown, Abby Holland, Hannah Williams, and Alan Bishel; and (front row, left to right) Mackenzie Morrison, Alison Fischer, and Juliana Rube. Photos Courtesy of LRHS

Carolina Godiva Track Club’s 11th Annual Umstead Marathon in March featured hundreds of runners participating. Fastest male competitor was Wayne Crews (3:01:16), while fastest female was Lorraine Young (setting a new record with a time of 3:03:24). Photo Courtesy of Sameer Cheema

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Members of the Leesville Road Middle School Ambassadors organization recently assisted the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department staff in preparing North Raleigh’s Baileywick Road Park for the season by cleaning up debris and spreading mulch and hay throughout the grounds. Submitted Photos

Trinity Academy held its Shamrock Shuffle in March, where students participated in a Spring Fun Run and other activities.

Annetta Kinton, Adelyn Finley, and Chris Freeman of Trinity Academy’s Camp Trinity provided activities for children while their parents ran or volunteered in the Second Empire 5K Classic.

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Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern’s 14th Annual Second Empire 5K Classic in North Raleigh in March benefitted Trinity Academy of Raleigh. Photos Courtesy of Fran Dickenson

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Will Stephens pitches during a Leesville Road High School baseball game in March, wearing his “Strike Out Cancer” jersey. The event involved a silent auction and other activities during both varsity and junior varsity games against Panther Creek High School to raise funds to benefit pediatric cancer at NC Lineberger.

Leesville Road High School students having fun during band trip to San Francisco in March. Photos by Gary and Lisa Stephenson

Photo Courtesy of Susan Spangler Duncan, LRHS

Trinity Academy celebrated their annual Spring Fling event in April.

With over a hundred participants, Trinity Academy of Raleigh 5th Graders — (left to right) Sophie Preston, Ashley Woodfin, Sarah Schulz, Allie Lawrence, and Leslie Meadowcroft — hosted the inaugural Hoops of Hope Raleigh event in February, raising more than $25,000 to benefit medical clinics in Hamaundu, Zambia.

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Photo Courtesy of Trinity Academy of Raleigh

Leesville Road High School’s performance of Grease sold out two evenings. The performance promised to please the audience and it did not disappoint. Photo Courtesy of Leesville Road High School

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Registration Now Open for Leesville Road High’s Summer Sports Camps Leesville Road High’s Pride Athletic Club Summer Sports Camp registration is now open for youths of various ages in 12 different sports. Held at the LRHS campus, each camp fee varies and all campers receive a free T-shirt for every camp they attend.

BOYS & GIRLS SOCCER: June 23-27, 8 am-12 pm ($125); ages 6-15. Featuring Varsity Coach Paul Dinkenor, this camp provides technical and tactical training for beginners to advanced players – teaching fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting, heading and receiving. Questions: pdinkenor@wcpss.net GIRLS BASKETBALL: July 7-11, 8:30 am-12:30 pm ($125); ages 8-15. Featuring Varsity Coach Hal Wertich, this camp helps young players increase their knowledge of the game, provide individual instruction in the fundamentals, and have fun while competing and learning. Questions: hwertich@wcpss.net CHEERLEADING: July 7-July 11, 8 am-11 am ($115); ages 5-15. Featuring Head Coach Shelly Reathaford, cheerleaders are grouped by skill level and taught the fundamentals of cheerleading, including motions, jumps, tumble, stunt, and dance. Questions: sreathaford@wcpss.net BASEBALL: June 16-June 20, 8 am-12 pm $125; ages 8-15. Featuring Coach Guy Civitello, instruction covers the fundamentals of throwing, fielding, hitting pitching, catching and base running. Questions: gcivitello@wcpss.net BOYS & GIRLS TENNIS: July 14-July 18, 8 am-12 pm ($125); ages 6-15. Featuring Varsity Girls Coach Molly Harnden, participants are introduced to innovative drills, exercises and games to develop proper stroke techniques, winning strategies and good sportsmanship. Questions: mharnden@wcpss.net BOYS LACROSSE: June 16-June 20, 8 am-12 pm ($125); ages 8-15. Featuring Varsity Coach Jeremy Fullbright, this camp focuses on individual, group and team fundamentals and improves campers’ understanding of lacrosse regardless of experience level. Questions: jfullbright@wcpss.net TRACK & FIELD: July 7-July 11, 8 am-12 pm ($125); ages 6-14. Featuring Varsity Coach Roy Canada, instruction covers running fundamentals and techniques designed to improve both speed and endurance. Questions: jerrycanada2@gmail.com BOYS BASKETBALL: June 23-June 27, 8 am-12 pm ($125); ages 8-15. Featuring Varsity Coach Russ Frazier, this camp will focus on fundamentals and each day consists of teaching sessions, drills, videos, talking X’s and O’s, and playing basketball games. Questions: jfrazier@wcpss.net FOOTBALL: July 14-July 18, 8 am-12 pm ($125); ages 8-15. Featuring Head Coach Chad Smothers, this camp focuses on fundamentals and each day consists of teaching sessions, drills, videos, talking X’s and O’s, and touch football games. Questions: csmothers@wcpss.net GIRLS SOFTBALL: Aug 4-Aug 8, 8 am-12 pm ($125); ages 8-15. Featuring Varsity Coach Leigh Ann Genetti, Young players and experienced players learn what fundamentals are being taught at every level, including throwing, fielding, hitting, base running, pitching and catching. Questions: leighgenetti@gmail.com GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: June 16-June 20, 8 am-12 pm ($125); ages 6 to 15. Featuring Varsity Coach Christie Dobbin, campers will be grouped according to their ability and beginners will be taught the basics, while intermediate players will be taught how to apply basic skills on a more advanced level. Questions: cdobbin@wcpss.net ATHLETIC TRAINING: June 23-June 27, 8 am-12 pm ($125); ages 11-18. Featuring Coach Susan Pridgen Ennis, this camp educates teenagers about the profession of athletic training, basic first aid skills, and treatment and prevention techniques for common athletic injuries. Questions: sennis@wcpss.net To register, visit www.leesvilleathletics.com. For more information, contact the email address listed above for each camp; or email Andrea Hounshell ahounshell@nc.rr.com or Bryan James bwjames@nc.rr.com.

Other Leesville Area Summer Camps Jun-Aug

Camp Trinity Various camps, dates Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd 919-786-0114 chris@camptrinitync.org www.camptrinitync.org

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Stage Door Dance Summer Camps Various ages, themes, dates Stage Door Dance Productions 2720-101 Godley Ln, Brier Creek 919-720-3036 www.stagedoordance.com /briercreek www.919Magazine.com

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Mini Trackout/Summer Camps Various camps, ages, dates Pro Martial Arts 1004-101 Lower Shiloh Way, Morrisville 919-238-7376 www.promartialarts.com /morrisville

Raleigh Parks & Rec Camps Various camps, ages and themes Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd 919-870-2911 www.raleighnc.gov

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Theater Arts Camps Ages K-Adult; various topics North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre 7713-51 Lead Mine Rd 919-866-0228 www.nract.org

Camp Francis Summer Camps Various camps, dates St. Francis of Assisi 11401 Leesville Rd 919-847-8205 www.stfrancisraleigh. wordpress.com/community-life

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Completion of New EMS Station Near Leesville Expected in 2015 Completion of a new Wake County Emergency Medical Services station near Leesville in North Raleigh is expected by mid-2015. Construction of the $1.25 million, 4,084 sq. ft. facility off Lumley Road at 6901 Mt. Herman Road should begin shortly after bids are received in late spring and contracts awarded. “The new Brier Creek EMS station is designed for EMS operations and Wake County’s construction standards for a 50-100 year facility, replacing a pre-engineered metal building,” said David Rutherford, Wake County Facilities Design and Construction Project Manager. “This facility will enhance EMS ability to service this growing part of the county.” The planned facility – which will replace an existing building built in 1972 where EMS has operated since 2005 – will be a single-story, brick facility with metal roofing, featuring three, single-length ambulance bays and living space that contains a supervisor’s office, kitchen, multi-purpose living area, washroom and showers, and a four-bed sleeping area.

The current building used by Wake County EMS in Brier Creek Staff Photo

Artist’s rendering of planned Wake County Brier Creek EMS Station Illustrations Courtesy of Wake County

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Artist’s conception of aerial view of planned EMS Station off Lumley Road Illustrations Courtesy of Wake County

Wake EMS will lease the land from the RaleighDurham Airport Authority for $12,000 per year. The current facility houses EMS 34, EMS 35 and Medic 95 – and was obtained by the RDAA in 1990. It served the Six Forks EMS from 2005 to 2011, when Wake EMS assumed coverage of the Six Forks service area.

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According to a new analysis, Raleigh-Cary tops the “Best Large Metro Area” list for 2014. “As one of the fastest growing and most affordable areas on our list, the Triangle is a great place to purchase a home,” reported the staff of NerdWallet. com, which examined a variety of

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Raleigh

list came South Dakota and the District of Columbia. New Jersey led the list of states with the highest percentage of outbound moves, followed by Illinois, New York, West Virginia and Connecticut. SOURCE: United Van Lines

Created More Than

60 FILMS & TV SHOWS

25,000 JOBS

And More Than

And More Than

In More Than

Spent in North Carolina in 2013

5,700 PRODUCTION DAYS $254 MILLION

30 COUNTIES

SOURCE: North Carolina Film Office (estimates)

Wake County

8th

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