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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 Morrisville residents and Research Triangle Park workers can find farmers markets.

Farmers Markets Nearest to Morrisville/RTP South Durham 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

Western Wake Farmers Market Apr-Nov, Saturdays, 8 am-12 pm Dec-Mar, Saturdays, 9:30 am-12 pm 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Rd, Cary

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: EMAIL: PHONE: 919-777-7180 FACEBOOK: Carolina Grown HOURS: Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm

Other Triangle Farmers Markets Cary Downtown Farmers Market

Midtown Farmers Market

Apr-Nov Tuesdays, 2-6 pm Saturdays, 8 am-12:30 pm 135 W. Chatham St, Cary

Apr-Nov, Saturdays, 8 am- 12 pm North Hills 4150 Main at North Hills St

Durham Farmers Market

Mar-Nov, Saturdays, 8 am-12 pm Nov-Mar, Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm 150 N White St, Wake Forest 919-556-2284

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

Durham GREEN Flea Market Sat, Sun, 7 am-4 pm 1600 Pettigrew St, Durham 919-308-7657

Wake Forest Farmers Market

Chapel Hill Farmers Market Saturdays, 8 am-12 pm Tuesdays, 3-6 pm 129 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill 919-533-9496

Apex Farmers Market Apr-Sep, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm 220 N Salem St, Apex 919-538-2754

Largest Triangle Farmers Market

Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market

Distance from Morrisville: 15.9 mi, 19 min

Saturdays, 10 am-2 pm Raleigh’s City Plaza 400 Fayetteville St 919-821-6977 farmers-market

Campus Farmers Market

For a complete listing, visit

Wednesdays, 10 am- 3 pm NC State Campus 2 W. Broughton Dr


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

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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Fresh from the Farm

On The Cover

Where to Find Farm Products Near Morrisville and RTP

of the Rotary Club of Morrisville


Instructor of the Year

Morrisville Resident Wins Wake Tech College Honor


East Meets West

Thousands Flock to Food Festival in Morrisville

Srini Kolathar and Moritz Beckman Photo by Marlana Semenza


Summer Camps

How and Where to Make This Season Exciting and Fun


American Bee Care Center

Bayer CropScience Opens New Facility in Research Park


Love for Photography

Morrisville Resident Loves Taking Pictures of People


Party at The Chef’s Academy

Band of Oz Benefit Event Previews Celebrity Chefs Auction


Don’t Miss 540 BAM!

Meet and Greet at the 919’s Newest, Most Exciting Event

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Community Events


School Events


Extracurricular Activities


Night Life


Community Sports


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Triangle Farmers Markets


Publishers Note

7 Planners

Ready to Have a Blast?

Don’t Miss Morrisville’s Fireworks in the Park


At Another Broken Egg Cafe in Morrisville SEE PAGE 44 Plus More Coupons!

RTP Events


Serving the Community

Emergency Response Team Ready to Assist Morrisville

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All Things Carolina

How to Plan a Visit To the Crystal Coast

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Community News


Bulletin Board


Final Bell

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Service Above Self

Morrisville’s Only Civic Club Striving to Help Community June | July 2014


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Community, Friends and Celebrations

Suzy Beth Sarver

One of the most enjoyable aspects of my position with 919 Magazine is the opportunity to connect with the community and engage with our citizens here in Morrisville, North Cary and the RTP.


Art Director Ben Bipes

Ame Deaton Tika Stuart


Marlana Semenza Photography

So many of you have shared your positive stories of the response you received from being featured in 919 Magazine. Some have mentioned how new opportunities were presented by meeting someone at one of our networking events, or learning more about a business we profiled in our publication. Our valued business partners tell us about the impact local community publishing provides to them and we want you to know – we hear you. Covering the community events, the good stories and celebrations gives our readers a place to come together, learn and share more. Thanks for participating with us.


The best way to kick off the summer is dive in with a group that wants to change the world together: The Rotary Club of Morrisville. With “Service above Self”, this group encourages community service, giving back and building something new together. 919 Magazine sits down with President Moritz Beckmann and President-Elect Srini Kolathur, beginning on Page 26.


Also In this month’s exciting issue, don’t miss: • The opportunity to shop around for fresh-from-the-farm produce by visiting one of many Farmers Markets right here in the 919. Check a complete list on Page 4 — along with complete details on getting your fresh meats, produce, fish, dairy and full meal solutions delivered directly to your doorstep year round. • An intriguing feature on Morrisville resident Meghan McIntyre, Wake Technical Community College’s Instructor of the Year. She loves her community, and she loves helping her students experience success in the classroom. You’ll find it on Page 14. • A look at Morrisville’s Community Emergency Response Team and the important service they provide our community ensuring we are prepared for an emergency. It begins on Page 16. As we deliver our Summer issue, we thought it the perfect time to debut our new series, All things Carolina. Whether your travels take you North, South, East or West, we will share with you places of interest, food excursions, overnight getaways, day trips, main events and a little bit of something in between. Our first report is on the scenic beauty, people and places to visit on the Southern Outer Banks: The Crystal Coast. Be sure to find it Page 24; and, this summer, keep up with us on our Twitter feed, @919magazine, and follow along with #AllThingsCarolina. Sending my best wishes to all the Dads and Grads this season, including my own.

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JUNE 6/2

New Member Luncheon

11:30 am-1 pm; members only Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 260 Town Hall Dr 919-463-7150


Introduction to Entrepreneurship 6:30 pm West Regional Library 4000 Louis Stephens Dr, Cary 919-463-8500


6/11, 7/9

Food Truck Rodeo

11:30 am-1:30 pm United Way of the Greater Triangle 2400 Perimeter Park Dr 919-463-1367


What the Dickens? Trivia

7 pm West Regional Library 4000 Louis Stephens Dr, Cary 919-463-8500


Movies in the Park: ‘Despicable Me 2’

Summer Camp Open House

7-11 pm; free Morrisville Community Park 1520 Morrisville Parkway 919-463-7103


Flag Day

6-7:30 pm Cedar Fork Community Center Cedar Fork Community Center 1050 Town Hall Dr 919-463-7110

Triangle Area Hindu Temples and TIPS Health Fair 9 am-1 pm The Hindu Society of NC 309 Aviation Pkwy 919-971-7118




Family Fun Pool Day

1-4 pm Morrisville Aquatics and Fitness Center 1301 Morrisville Pkwy 919-463-6900

A Night at the Monte Carlo Casino Event

Hosted by Morrisville Parks & Recreation Dept. Dining, dancing, music; childcare available 7-10 pm; $25 per person Cedar Fork Community Center 1050 Town Hall Dr, Ste B 919-463-7103


Tradition in Transition: Evening of Indian Classical Parampara 6 pm The Hindu Society of NC 309 Aviation Pkwy 919-971-7118


Morrisville Chamber of Commerce First Responder Thank You Lunch $15 Park West 14 3400 Village Market Place 919-463-7150 919 Magazine MV


Father’s Day


Mad Science: Forces of Science Age K-5th; $99 fee 6:30-7:15 pm Cedar Fork Community Center 1050 Town Hall Dr 919-463-7110

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July 3rd Fireworks


Craft It: Trinket Boxes

10 am West Regional Library 4000 Louis Stephens Dr, Cary 919-463-8500


Summer Solstice

First Day of Summer

6/26, 7/24

Coffee and Connections

7:30-8:30 am Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 260 Town Hall Dr 919-463-7150


Panther Creek High School

Athletic Golf Outing Benefit for PCHS Athletics Shotgun start at 1 pm; $95 The Preserve at Jordan Lake

After dark Morrisville Community Park 1520 Morrisville Pkwy, Morrisville 919-463-7110


Independence Day


July 4th Pancake Breakfast

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


Morrisville Chamber of Commerce Knowledgeable Network for Women Luncheon 11:30 am-1 pm Prestonwood Country Club 300 Prestonwood Pkwy, Cary 919-463-7150


Morrisville Chamber of Commerce State of Morrisville Breakfast 7:30-9 am Morrisville Chamber Office 260 Town Hall Dr, Ste A 919-463-7150


Camp Cedar Fork Overnight Camp-In

8 pm-8 am; $40 (residents) Rising 1st-5th Graders Cedar Fork Community Center 1050 Town Hall Dr 919-463-7110



7-11 pm; free Morrisville Community Park 1520 Morrisville Parkway 919-463-7103

$1 fee; 2 pm Cedar Fork Community Center 1050 Town Hall Dr 919-463-7110

Movies in the Park: ‘Frozen’


Mark Twain Speaks

3 pm West Regional Library 4000 Louis Stephens Dr, Cary 919-463-8500


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Pop-In Playtime Open Jumps

$7 fee M-F: 10 am-4 pm Pump it Up 10700 World Trade Blvd 919-828-3344


Western Wake Farmers Market 8 am-12 pm, Saturdays 1221 Morrisville Carpenter Rd 919-389-2186


Senior Friday

Age 55-up; 9:30 am Cedar Fork Community Center 1050 Town Hall Dr 919-463-7100


Senior Game Night

Age 55-up; 6-8 pm, Wednesdays Cedar Fork Community Center 1050 Town Hall Dr 919-463-7100


Parents’ Night Out

6-10 pm, Fridays Age 4-12; $20 fee Pump It Up Brier Creek 919-828-3344

Senior Sundae Celebration


Run with Heart 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run Benefitting R.O.C.K Organization 8 am Town Hall Dr, Morrisville

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Green Hope High Graduation 8 am Raleigh Convention Center 500 S. Salisbury St 919-870-4250


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6/2, 6/23

Kindergarten Orientation

Track 1 – 6/2, 6-7 pm Tracks 2, 3 – 6/23, 7:30-8:30 pm Track 4 – 6/23, 6-7 pm Morrisville Elementary 1519 Morrisville Pkwy 919-460-3400


Band and Jazz Band Concerts 6:30 pm Mills Park Middle 441 Mills Park Dr


5th Grade Graduation

1:30-2:30 pm Cedar Fork Elementary 1050 Town Hall Dr 919-388-5240


WCPSS Last Day of School Traditional Calendar Campuses

8th Grade Picnic

12 pm Mills Park Middle 441 Mills Park Dr

7-9 pm Mills Park Middle 441 Mills Park Drive 919-466-1500

4 pm Green Hope High 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd 919-380-3700


Panther Creek High Baccalaureate 2:30 pm Good Hope Baptist Church 6628 Good Hope Church Rd 919-463-8656

4-7 pm W.C Breeze Family Farm 4909 Walnut Grove Church Rd, Orange County 919-605-0656


Sai Krishna Bhavan

Father’s Day Special Visit or call to reserve buffet space 11:30 am-3 pm Sai Krishna Bhavan 10970 Chapel Hill Rd, Suite 108 919-481-0910

Father’s Day Brunch Buffet

9 am-3 pm; $24.95 Doherty’s Irish Pub & Restaurant 1979 High House Rd, Cary 919-388-9930

Sponsored by the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Women’s Mood Disorders William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education 919-539-8467


Career Day

1:30-2:50 pm Morrisville Elementary 1519 Morrisville Pkwy 919-460-3400


Tutti Frutti: An Exploration in Color Opening Reception 6-9 pm; exhibit thru 6/28 Local Color Gallery 22 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-754-3887 919 Magazine MV

Farm to Fork Picnic

27th Annual Conference Postpartum Support International

8th Grade Dance





Green Hope High Baccalaureate

Begins 4 pm; no cover Live music, costume contest, Prizes, after-party with DJ Doherty’s Irish Pub & Restaurant 1979 High House Rd, Cary 919-388-9930




Outdoor 80s Party


Triangle Ladies Power Lunch Networking, Speaker, Shopping 11:30 am-1:30 pm; $35 Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr 919-772-9595


Pet a Pony Day

North Carolina Hunter Jumper Assoc. 9 am-3 pm; free Gov. James B. Hunt Horse Complex 1025 Blue Ridge Rd 919-676-8293

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Coed Youth Development, Boys Baseball Registration Begins Age 5-8, 9-12, 13-15; $50 fee Cedar Fork Community Center 1050 Town Hall Dr 919-463-7110


Doherty’s Irish Pub & Restaurant 1979 High House Rd, Cary 919-388-9930

Georgina Pizzeria and Restaurant 3536 Davis Dr 919-388-3820

Ruckus Pizza and Bar 1101 Market Center Dr 919-388-3500

TraLi Irish Pub & Restaurant 3107 Grace Park Dr 919-651-9083

Oh’ Mulligans Sports Pub Grill Texas Hold ‘em, 7 pm Thu, Sat 100 Jerusalem Dr 919-465-1900

Carolina Ale House

Live Trivia Tue, 8-10 pm 7981 Skyland Ridge Pkwy 919-957-4200


Girls Youth Volleyball Registration Begins

Age 7-12; $50 fee Cedar Fork Community Center 1050 Town Hall Dr 919-463-7110


Water Aerobics

18-up; 8:15-9:15 am, 1:15-2:15 pm Morrisville Aquatics and Fitness Center 1301 Morrisville Pkwy 919-463-6900

Various ages, ranging from 5-14 Various fees and times Panther Creek High 6770 McCrimmon Pkwy 919-463-8656


Baseball Summer Camp

Age 3rd-9th Grade; $125 fee 8:30 am-12 pm; Panther Creek High 6770 McCrimmon Pkwy 919-463-8662

Various Camps Available Pro Martial Arts 1004-101 Lower Shiloh Way, Morrisville 919-238-7376



Youth Soccer Registration Begins Age 4-12; $50 fee Cedar Fork Community Center 1050 Town Hall Dr 919-463-7110


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Various Camps Available Cedar Fork Community Center 1050 Town Hall Dr 919-463-7110


Camp Pump It Up

Various Camps Available Pump it Up 10700-112 World Trade Blvd 919-828-3344


Soccer Summer Camps Various Camps Available Carolina RailHawks WakeMed Soccer Park 101 Soccer Park Dr, Cary 919-459-8149


Mini Trackout/Summer Camps


Cedar Fork Summer Camps

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Open Arts Summer Camps

Various Camps Available Open Arts Dance, Music and Yoga Studio 1222 Copeland Oaks Dr 919-651-0447


Academic Summer/Track Out Enrichment Program

9 am-5 pm (extended hours available) Various ages, fees (see website) A Plus Tutor USA 400 Pinner Weald Way, Ste 201, Cary 919-378-9100, 919-672-4724


USO Fore the Troops Golf Tournament

Benefitting USO of NC 1 pm Hasentree Golf Club 7213 Hasentree Club Dr, Wake Forest 919-840-3000


Splash & Dash Duathlon

7 am Cary Family YMCA and Fred G. Bond Metro Park 101 YMCA Dr, Cary 919-673-4685


Triangle Race for the Cure

Benefitting Susan G. Komen Foundation 6 am Meredith College 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh 919-493-2873

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US Military Veterans Foundation Flag Day Run

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


5K Freedom Run

Benefitting Military Missions in Action, American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund 8 am American Legion Hall Post 187 225 E. Holding Ave 919-480-0238



9 am Wake Med Soccer Park 201 Soccer Park Dr, Cary

Benefitting Cary YMCA 7:30 am Harris County Park 2112 County Park Dr

Electric Foam 5K


WakeMed Scrub Run

Benefitting WakeMed Children’s Foundation 8:30 am City Plaza 400 Fayetteville St, Raleigh 919-350-8000



Run with Heart 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run Benefitting R.O.C.K Organization 8 am Town Hall Dr, Morrisville

Panther Creek High School Athletic Golf Outing Benefit for PCHS Athletics Shotgun start at 1 pm; $95 The Preserve at Jordan Lake


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

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Stubborn Warrior Rocking Summer 5K

Benefitting Stubborn Warrior and Wounded Warriors Family Support 8 am Dorthea Dix Campus Umstead Dr 919-802-5334

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Crabtree Casters

6:30-8 pm Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy 919-460-3390

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8:30-10 am Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy 919-460-3390



I Am Too Sexy 5K Run/Walk

8 am 3308 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham 919-436-8471


Pound the Path for Our Troops Benefitting the USO of NC 6:30 am Wil-Mar Golf Club 2300 Old Milburnie Rd 919-266-1800


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Lake Trail Hike

1-5 pm Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy 919-460-3390


Mass Extinction and Endangered Species Program 10 am-2:30 pm Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy 919-460-3390


2nd Annual Pollinator Festival 10 am-3 pm Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy 919-460-3390


Free Fishing Day

9am-1 pm Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy 919-460-3390


Tree Trivia

$3 fee ($5/family); 1-3 pm Lake Crabtree County Park 1400 Aviation Pkwy 919-460-3390

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Innovation U 2.0 Conference Reinventing University Roles in a Knowledge Economy RTP Headquarters 12 Davis Dr 919-549-8181



Fridays: 11:30 am-1:30 pm 800 Park Offices Dr 919-549-8181

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Wake Tech Instructor of the Year

Meghan McIntyre Loves Morrisville, Helping Students Experience Success By HANNAH TOWNSEND 919 Magazine Writer

Growing up, Meghan McIntyre found inspiration in her dance teacher, Hayes Robinson. Even after his career ended as a dancer, he dedicated his time to teaching others his craft, and McIntyre said he made every dancer feel special. “He was the kindest person that I have ever met,” said McIntyre, a Morrisville resident and math instructor at Wake Technical Community College. “I still think of him when I am interacting with my students, with the hope that I can make my students feel the same way.” The inspiration appears to be working for McIntyre, named recently as the 2013 Instructor of the Year at the local college. “I am very honored to be Wake Tech’s Instructor of the Year,” McIntyre said. “It was confirmation that I am making a difference in the lives of my students.” McIntyre received her BS in Math and High School Math Education from NC State and her MA in Mathematics from Duke University. Today, she and her husband, Jason Schronce, live in the Shiloh Grove neighborhood – along with their toilet-trained cat, Bentleigh. “Jason and I have lived in the Morrisville community for three and a half years,” McIntyre said. “We love the location, the safe environment and all of the parks and walking trails.” Outside the teaching experience, McIntyre gets her fulfillment in life from being creative. Growing up as a dancer, she participated in NCSU’s Dance Company and performed at the American College Dance Festival in 14

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“I love to be creative,” McIntyre said. “I love the process of coming up with a I love to help my new idea, figuring out how to make it work, then seeing the finished project.” students experience Since becoming an instructor at Wake success. The skills Tech in 2009, McIntyre not only received needed to complete the 2013 Instructor of the Year honor – but also the 2013 Excellence Award for school – work ethic, the Math and Science division at the discipline, and school, the 2014 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development commitment – are Excellence Award and the 2014 John the same ones that and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award. will help students Even with all the accolades, McIntyre said her greatest reward is seeing her succeed in their lives. students succeed. “I love to help MEGHAN MCINTYRE my students experience success,” she WAKE TECH INSTRUCTOR, said. “The skills needed to complete MORRISVILE RESIDENT school – work ethic, discipline, and commitment – are the same ones that will help students succeed in their both 2005 and 2006. She also enjoys lives. The greatest reward is when Pilates, sewing and home improvement. students achieve their dreams.”

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Photos by Marlana Semenza Photography

Meghan McIntyre Profile AGE: 28 RESIDENCE:

Shiloh Grove, Morrisville


Wake Technical Community College Math Instructor


MA in Mathematics, Duke University; BS in Math and High School Education, NC State University


Husband, Jason Schronce


Bentleigh (a toilet-trained cat)


Quilting, crochet, Pilates

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Serving Community, Helping Neighbors Morrisville’s Community Emergency Response Team Stays Ready to Assist By HANNAH TOWNSEND 919 Magazine Writer

The Morrisville Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, has a twofold mission, according to Rose Troyer: To effectively provide all residents in Morrisville and surrounding areas with basic emergency preparedness training, and to also support government agencies with trained volunteers if the need ever arises. Troyer, the volunteer president of CERT since 2007, said the Morrisville team currently has 35 active members. “CERT is a wonderful way to learn how to protect yourself and family,” Troyer said. “If you are a new member of our community, this is a great way to learn about our area and a wonderful way to meet new people.” The primary goal of CERT is for Morrisville residents to know how to protect themselves, their families and their neighbors in the instance that a natural disaster, public health threat, crime or acts of terror occur. The program trains individuals in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster medical operations and team organization – but members are also encouraged to take a more active role in emergency preparedness projects held by the local emergency agencies. 16

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According to Troyer, members are also encouraged to participate in local events such as Fire Prevention Day, National Night Out, the Morrisville Fire and Rescue Department’s Open House, and coming up on August 2 from 7:30-10:00 am, the team hosts a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Brier Creek. As a nonprofit, Troyer said they greatly appreciate donations, and all are tax deductible. “CERT participates in town events by providing traffic control and informational tables,” Troyer said. “We love to inform citizens of

We have a desire to serve our community, and helping server our neighbors during an emergency is a great calling. ROSE TROYER MORRISVILLE CERT PRESIDENT

Morrisville CERT members from left: Gautam Tarafdar, Olivia Jacobs, Brenda Fletcher, Mariluisa Edelson, and Becky Martin Photos by A Photographic Memory by Steffanie

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what we do and how to keep themselves safe during an emergency.” CERT is always looking for new members. Information can be found in the Morrisville 101 Course, through the many public appearances at community events, or by visiting and filling out an application on the Morrisville Fire and Rescue Department’s website ( and clicking on the Community Emergency Response Team link. “We have a desire to serve our community,” Troyer said. “And helping our neighbors during an emergency is a great calling.”

Morrisville Community Emergency Response Team PURPOSE:

Educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and train them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. CERT members also assist our local emergency agencies during nonemergency events, such as special town events, training sessions for the fire department and public education events.


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Morrisville Planning Big Display July 3, Pancake Breakfast July 4

July 3rd Fireworks After dark Morrisville Community Park 1520 Morrisville Pkwy, Morrisville 919-463-7110

Morrisville’s annual Independence Day celebration includes a huge fireworks display and a pancake breakfast at the local fire station. The free fireworks event at Morrisville Community Park begins with music and activities at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 3. Fireworks will begin at about 9:30 p.m. Attendees should bring blankets, chairs and snacks – but no glass containers, coolers or alcohol are allowed. Frozen treats will be available for purchase.


July 4th Pancake Breakfast Adult $5, Children $3 8-9:45 am Fire Station 1 200 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-463-7110

are $3 for adults ($1 for children under age 12). Tickets purchased the day of the event are $5 for adults ($3 for children under age 12).


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Advance tickets may be purchased at Cedar Fork Community Center,

The pancake breakfast is 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Friday, July 4, at Morrisville Fire Rescue Department Station 1 at 200 Town Hall Drive.

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July 4th Fireworks

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


An Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration 11 am-4 pm Joel Lane Museum House 160 S. Saint Mary’s St 919-833-3431


July 4th at the State Capitol

11 am-3 pm North Carolina State Capitol 1 E. Edenton St 919-733-4994


NC Symphony Summerfest Independence Day 7:30 pm, Fireworks after dark Koka Booth Amphitheatre 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary 919-733-2750

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919 | YEARBOOK Town of Morrisville Council members (left to right) Michael Schlink, Vicki ScrogginsJohnson, Steve Rao, Liz Johnson and Mayor Mark Stohlman join Duke Regional Hospital’s Dr. Amit Mehta at the 10th annual BAPS Charities 5K Walk at Cedar Fork Community Center in April — benefiting Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center. Photo Courtesy of Hiren Dave, BAPS Charities

Overall Grand Champions at the annual Plane Pull at RDU were the North Carolina State Highway Patrol Smokey Bears team, including Joe Bright, Michael Paul Jones, Anthony Chambers, Jeremy Zachary, and Paul Jermaine Mitchell. Photos Courtesy of Jamie Kellner, Special Olympics North Carolina

With more than 80 teams competing in April at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, the 2014 Plane Pull event raised more than $100,000 to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina. In addition to watching the unique athletic feats, attendees enjoyed face painting, corn hole and other activities, and plenty of food. 20

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919 | YEARBOOK Big Crowds Celebrate Morrisville’s East/West Diversity Big crowds celebrated the diverse Morrisville community at East Meets West Festival, which featured food, live music, children activities, and performances from around the world. Food award winners were Georgina’s Restaurant (Best of the West); Paradise India Cuisine (Best of the East);

and Firewurst (People’s Choice). “What a great event,” said Festival Chair Brian Donnelly. “Attendance more than doubled from last year, the food was delicious, the music was rocking and the big crowds were a constant at the performing arts stage. We look forward to next year!”

Among the team members working to organize the event, in addition to Donnelly: Jamie Strom (Morrisville Chamber staff lead); Jerry Allen, Briana Laneuville, Julie Donnelly (logistics); Maia Wirth, Raj Satsangi (culture and entertainment); TJ Cawley (support); Alok Sharma, Carlotta Ungaro (sponsorship and marketing).

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Nadine Heine of the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, and Jennifer Tito of Another Broken Egg Cafe

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Office Coordinator Regina Millinder makes balloon animals for kids at Nay Orthodontics booth

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Robbie Phillips, and Brian and Brooke Skilton at the Morrisville Rotary Club’s 6th Annual Wines Around The World benefit event, where guests enjoyed wines from many different countries, food, and fun prizes. Photos by Marlana Semenza Photography

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Little Carter Simmons checks out a pumper at the Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department Open House event in April 22

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MFRD’s Kevin Squires and Benji Cole popping the corn at April open house Staff Photos

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Town of Morrisville’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Morrisville Community Park in April provided families the opportunity to meet the Easter bunny, search for eggs filled with goodies and prizes, and enjoy various other activities. Photos Courtesy of Town of Morrisville

Participants from throughout the 919 turned out for the 12th Annual Quintiles Girls on the Run Spring 5K Fun Run in April at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham. Photos Courtesy of Christa Hook of Creative Clicks Photography and Friends of GOTR

Participants gathered at Perimeter Park in Morrisville in May for the March of Dimes’ Triangle March for Babies to walk for stronger, healthier babies and mothers across the nation. 919 Magazine MV

Left to right: Melanie Sanders, WNCN-NBC 17 and Triangle March for Babies Co-Chair; the Edwards Family, the 2014 Triangle March for Babies Ambassador Family; and Dr. Jim Merrill, Superintendent of the Wake County Public School System and Triangle March for Babies Co-Chair. Photos Courtesy of Tricia Bristow, Just...Smile Photography and Design

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It’s All About the Water North Carolina’s Crystal Coast Boasts Beautiful Beaches, Nature and History

By BUFFY MAC All Things Carolina Writer

Just a short drive from the 919, a sea of green beckons the weary and the worn seeking a respite from the everyday burdens of life. The warm breezes are blowing, and the docks are filled with the sights, sounds and smells of a fisherman’s paradise. It’s all about the water on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. For some visitors, their coastal adventure takes them on the water – fishing, boating, swimming, or simply walking along the pristine beaches. For others, it’s enjoying the fresh feasts from the sea at the many unique restaurants along the waterfronts. And, for those inclined, there’s the adventure of observing the nature that abounds along the scenic seashore or studying the rich history of the region and its unique designation as a ships’ graveyard – complete with many a pirate’s fortune, perhaps yet to be found. Also known as the Southern Outer Banks, the Crystal Coast is a true escape, a step back in time to a gentle, slower-page time.

Towns and Communities The Crystal Coast is actually several towns and communities – each with its own personality, but linked together by a welcoming friendliness for visitors. An example is Beaufort, a quaint, historic small town that sees its population swell during the summer as visitors and part-time residents stream into the village to roam the streets and shop, or hop a double decker bus to tour the old homes. Beaufort’s waterfront includes a bounty of good spots to relax and


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enjoy seafood and other delights, including the Front Street Grill at Stillwater, Finz Grill and Old Salt Restaurant & Oyster Bar – where owner and pastry chef Barbara Ward creates a decadent pound cake. Also in Beaufort, don’t miss a unique way to see the local sites and enjoy a unique experience: Hungry Town Bike Tours, which combines a casual biking activity with historic tours and food (from full culinary tours to lunchbox outings). Other towns – all unique – include Morehead City, Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Swansboro and Pine Knoll Shores.

Things to Do While many visitors spend much of their time cruising along the water, relaxing at the beach, or doing a little fishing, the Southern Outer Banks offers a wide variety of fun activities for all ages: • Watch the wild Spanish horses gallop along the shoreline or graze on the Shackleford Banks. • Climb to the top of the 150-yearold Cape Lookout Lighthouse, located near the Cape Lookout National Seashore. • Tour the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores – the state’s largest, which offers many hands-on interactive activities. • Surf, paddle board or kayak in a variety of areas that fit all levels of experience. One resource offering lessons and rentals is Hotwax Surf Shop in Emerald Isle (252-354-6466). • Walk the grounds at Fort Macon State Park, a fortress originally constructed in the early 1800s that housed troops as recently as during World War II (when U.S. forces often lofted shells at German U-Boats roaming off the North Carolina coast). • Visit the North Carolina Museum in Beaufort, the official repository for artifacts from Blackbeard’s ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, which ran aground nearby in 1718. Of course, many additional options abound, including a number of annual events and festivals – ranging from the Carolina Chocolate Festival in February, the Newport Pig Cookin’ Contest each spring and the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in June, to the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter Sandcastle Competition in August in Atlantic Beach and Morehead City’s North Carolina Seafood Festival in the fall.

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Resources and Contacts General Information Crystal Coast Tourist Development Authority 800-786-6962 Visitor Center #1 Morehead City, NC Visitor Center #2 Highway 58 Cape Carteret, NC

Dining and Restaurants Amos Mosquito’s Restaurant & Bar 252-247-6222 703 East Fort Macon Blvd. Atlantic Beach, NC

Old Salt Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Places to Stay Whether visitors plan a busy family vacation, a serene getaway, or a special romantic weekend, the Crystal Coast provides the right accommodations. In addition to hotels and motels, visitors can pitch a tent for a few nights on Cape Lookout. Many cozy bed and breakfast inns are available throughout the region at a variety of price options. And many beachfront condominiums and luxurious cottages can be rented. Among the rental resources is Bluewater Vacation Rentals (877-423-3119,

Dining and Nightlife Obviously, the Crystal Coast is famous for its seafood, but visitors will find a variety of restaurants serving everything from North Carolina barbecue to classic bistro fare. Among the dining options, ranging from family-friendly to romantic gourmet destinations: Amos Mosquito’s Restaurant & Bar in Atlantic Beach (252-247-6222); Bistro by the Sea in Morehead City (252-247-2777); Circa 81 in Morehead City (252648-8300); and, for a light lunch, The Village Market in Emerald Isle (252-354-6592). After dinner, a unique spot in Morehead City is the Arendell Room Cocktail Bar (252-240-2753).

Beaches and Shoreline Many first-time visitors are astounded when they realize the Crystal Coast beaches are largely pristine and uncrowded. Because of the proximity to the Gulf Stream, the waters are not only a magnificent turquoise color, but also rich with marine life – such as seashells, fish, turtles and dolphins. Plus, because the Southern Outer Banks are still largely a secret to many, it’s easy to find a nice spot at the seashore to relax and soak up the sun. For more information, contact the Crystal Coast Tourist Development Authority at 800-786-6962 or visit 919 Magazine MV

252-728-2002 133 Turner St. Beaufort, NC

Front Street Grill at Stillwater 252-728-4956 300 Front St., #5 Beaufort, NC

Finz Grill 252-728-7459 330 Front St.

The Village Market 252-354-6592 7802 Emerald Drive Emerald Isle, NC

Circa 81 252-648-8300 4650 Arendell St. Morehead City, NC

Bistro by the Sea 252-247-2777 4031 Arendell St. Morehead City, NC

Accommodations Bluewater Vacation Rentals 877-423-3119 200 Mangrove Drive Emerald Isle, NC

Hot Wax Surf Shop, Kayaking and Paddle Boarding 252-354-6466 200 Mallard Drive Emerald Isle, NC

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores 252-247-4003 1 Roosevelt Blvd. Pine Knoll Shores, NC

Fort Macon State Park 252-726-3775 2303 E. Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach, NC

Cape Lookout National Seashore and Lighthouse 252-728-2250 Harkers Island Visitors Center 131 Charles St. Harkers Island, NC

Hungry Town Bike Tours 252-648-1011 412 Front St. Beaufort, NC

Double Decker Bus Tours 252-728-5225 130 Turner St. Beaufort, NC

Bill Collector Charters 252-247-5617 Big Rock Landing Morehead City, NC

Island Express Ferry Services 252-728-7433 Harkers Island Visitors Center 1800 Island Road Harkers Island, NC Town of Beaufort Gateway 600 Front St. Beaufort, NC

Other Arendell Room Cocktail Bar 252-240-2753 715 Arendell St. Morehead City, NC

Beaufort Olive Oil Co.

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252-504-2474 300 Front St., Unit 4 Beaufort, NC

North Carolina Maritime Museum

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SERVICE ABOVE SELF Rotary Club of Morrisville Strives to Help Community, Improve the World


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Members of Rotary International include 1.2 million neighbors, friends and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change to their local communities and around the world. Their differing occupations, cultures and countries give Rotarians a unique perspective – and a shared passion for service that helps them to often accomplish the remarkable. The members of the Rotary Club of Morrisville – the town’s only civic club – raise money for local charities and much, much more. In this issue of 919 Magazine, the current president of the organization, Moritz Beckman, and the new leader, Srini Kolathur, give their perspective on the local group’s accomplishments and goals for the future.

We are neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens uniting for the common good. MORITZ BECKMAN

Srini Kolathur and Moritz Beckman Photos by Marlana Semenza Photography


A Conversation with Moritz Beckman, 2013-2014 President of the Rotary Club of Morrisville: What is the history of the Morrisville Rotary Club? Our Rotary Club was chartered in May 1999. Sponsored by Cleve Folger from the Cary Page Rotary Club, the club started with 21 members from the Triangle area. Charter members included people in the finance, banking, insurance, technology, hospitality, healthcare, auto, construction and catering industries. Our club has met in different locations in the area, including the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce – which has been exceptionally generous. We now meet at the Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. Our fundraisers began with a barbeque cooking event, and now span activities such as golf tournaments, wine tastings, and poinsettia sales. The proceeds from these activities support local charities, but our club has also been very active in organizing projects all over the world with local Rotary International -- from computer equipment 919 Magazine MV

for a school in Brazil, housing for AIDS affected children in India, school furniture for a school in rural India, to water filters and latrines for a small community in Honduras.

What was the initial philosophy and inspiration behind forming the club? Rotarians around the world are committed to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. For this purpose, leaders of all occupations meet to exchange ideas and take action around the world. Based on these principles, the Rotary Club of Morrisville was formed in 1999. Same as the first Rotary Club formed in Chicago years ago, our local club provides the opportunity to network with other leaders in the community; but it is more than that: The club provides the opportunity to meet with likeminded people to improve the circumstances in communities on a local level, along Rotary’s motto, “Service Above Self.”

Are there any founding members still involved with the club? We still have three of the 21 founding members in our club: Kathy Burns (Past Treasurer), Tim O’Connor (Club Director), and John Abrams (Rotary International Foundation Chair).

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How has the club changed over the years? The local club has grown much in the same vein as the town of Morrisville has grown…initially comments surrounded: “Who? Where? Mooresville? I thought that was over by Charlotte?” But now, the town and the club have achieved a sustainable momentum and the future looks very bright.

Who is eligible to be a member of the Rotary Club of Morrisville? We are neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens uniting for the common good. If you have a commitment to service through personal involvement; are able to meet weekly; are able to participate in community projects; and live or work within the vicinity of the club or surrounding area, then you can become a member. Rotary Clubs also seek to promote diversity in their membership and welcome members from a variety of races, professions and ages. Members are expected to attend weekly club meetings, activities and projects – and are required to attend at least 50 percent of the weekly meetings to remain an active member. Rotarians must pay dues of $24.50 every six months ($49 per year) to Rotary International, as well as any dues required by the local club and club district. Rotary Clubs also offer opportunities for members to attend other events in lieu of the weekly meetings, should scheduling conflicts arise.

When does the club meet? Rotary Club of Morrisville meets every Tuesday at noon for lunch at the Prestonwood Country Club. At our regular meetings, we typically have speakers on various topics of interest to our members. Once a month, our lunch meeting is a working session, where we sit together in the different committees to plan for upcoming service projects and fundraisers. Guests are always welcome to drop in and join us for lunch and to meet with us and learn more about what we do.

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Wine Tasting (March/April); Golf Tournament (October); 5K Run (May/June)


As part of Rotary International, the Morrisville Rotary Club and its affiliated Foundation is focused on building goodwill and friendships through volunteerism and fundraising for both local and international causes centered around Rotary’s six areas of focus: Promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education and growing local economies.


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Moritz Beckmann Profile POSITION:

President, Rotary Club of Morrisville


July 2013-June 2014


CEO of technology start-up


PhD (Physics), University


Cary (and Nordhorn, Germany)


Spouse, Melanie; daughters,

of Bonn (Germany)

From left: Moritz Beckmann, Jason Faber, Brent Kappler

Eva, 9; Maja, 7; son, Tim, 4

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Snowboarding, ballroom dancing, scuba diving, sailing, badminton

What is the atmosphere and overall experience at the meetings?

Anything else you want the readers of 919 Magazine to know about the Rotary Club of Morrisville?

I am always looking forward to our Tuesday lunch meetings. It is always a fun time with friends. Not only do we have a great buffet, but we also host interesting speakers. And, in addition to catching up with fellow Rotarians from our club and other local clubs, there is always the chance to meet an interesting visitor from here or a visiting Rotarian from overseas.

Members of the club make sure that we are well connected to the community leaders in our area to best serve the community. Each year, for example, we recognize and honor the police officer and the firefighter of the year.

Can you tell us about the organizations and charity groups the club supports? What I like about Rotary is that we support various organizations throughout our community, as well as on a global scale. This support is either through donation from the proceeds of our fundraisers, or can be in the form of hands-on community work. There are many organizations we have supported over the years through donations and community work, such as: The Miracle League of the Triangle, the Carying Place, Life Experiences, Flight of Hope and the Boys and Girls Home of Lake Waccamaw. But we are not limited to those; we have supported various other local charities over the years, including Interact, USO, Habitat for Humanity, Stop Hunger Now, Special Olympics, Tammy Lynn Center and many others.

What services do the club members provide to the community?

Rotary Club of Morrisville 2013-2014 Officers

Besides the charities we support with donations, there are a lot of hands-on projects we do through our club. This ranges from building homes with Habitat for Humanity, providing food at the Carying Place, handing out dinners at the Soup Kitchen for the Salvation Army – as well as the annual bell ringing fundraising effort before Christmas, the Adopt-AHighway program on Davis Drive, and tutoring students at Carpenter Elementary and YMCA after-school care. 919 Magazine MV


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A Conversation with Srini Kolathur, 2014-2015 President of the Rotary Club of Morrisville: Why is the Rotary Club of Morrisville important for the community?

There are thousands of organizations doing good for the community. How do you find the right one? How do you build a community of volunteers around you to support your passionate cause? Since Rotary Club of Morrisville is part of the


President, Rotary Club of Morrisville


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PROFESSION: IT Compliance; Security and Project Management EDUCATION:

Rotary Club of Morrisville is the only civic club in the Morrisville area. It’s probably the only place on earth where fellow Rotarians meet for a cause – “Service Above Self.” Our club is unique because you get the best buffet lunch in town, with some of the friendliest people in the world. It’s one hour a week of dedicated time for us to socialize with fellow Rotarian friends, with only one thing in mind: “Leave the world a little bit better,” with our service above self principles.

Why should residents of the Morrisville community join the club?

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MBA, UNC-Chapel Hill


Spouse, Punitha Vinayagam; children, Sadhana Srinivasan, 12; Aarthi Srinivasan, 8


Running, basketball, volunteering

100,000-member Rotary International organization, you are not alone in changing the world… has plenty of resources to identify, support and engage the community.

What are your goals for the club in the upcoming year? The only goal is to achieve the Presidential Citation Award, which pretty much identifies all the key goals as a Rotary group. The best part of the presidential citation requirement is to get involved locally as well as internationally.

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Are there any new or expanded fundraising initiatives planned in the coming year? Yes, we are considering hosting a 5K walk/run event in the Town of Morrisville in May or June 2015. We would like the community to not only support our fundraiser, but also understand how Rotary is changing the world by participating in the event.

How can others in the community become involved in the Rotary Club of Morrisville? Visit our website at and like us on Facebook. If you become a member, not only can you attend our events – but there are 33,000 other clubs that will welcome you with a lot of friendly faces. Most of our members meet new friends when they travel to new places, as there’s at least one Rotary club in every major city.

Anything else you want the readers of 919 Magazine to know about the Rotary Club of Morrisville? Let’s change the world together!

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919 | COMMUNITY Mayor, Wake County Manager Featured Speakers at State of Morrisville Event

Health Fair at Hindu Society of NC on June 7

Town of Morrisville Mayor Mark Stohlman and Wake County Manager Jim Hartman are featured speakers at the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s State of Morrisville breakfast in July.

Triangle Area Hindu Temples and the Triangle Indian-American Physicians Society are hosting Health Fair 2014 Health Check-up and Blood Drive at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, at the Hindu Society of NC, 309 Aviation Parkway in Morrisville.

Scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 17, at Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, 260 Town Hall Drive, Suite A, the cost of the event is $15 for members and $25 for non-members.

The event will involve health checkups, eye checkups, carotid ultrasounds, a blood drive and a CPR class. Consultations are available for asthma, allergies, child health, cardiac, well being, drug addiction, diabetes, dietician, headache, hypertension, obesity, orthopedics, pain management, physical therapy, rheumatology, stomach issues, stress management, women’s health, living wills and more.

The event is sponsored by Preston Development Co., Duke Realty, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, TruOptions Financial Services, and PSNC Energy. To register for the event, call 919-463-7150. For more information, visit

A $10 donation or more per person is appreciated to offset the expenses. Food will be available at a nominal price.

Renowned Indian Performers In Concert at HSNC Culture Hall Indian Classical Music & Dance Society and the Hindu Society of North Carolina present “Tradition in Transition: An Evening of Indian Classical Parampara by Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and Kaushiki Chakraborty beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 at the HSNC Cultural Hall. Tickets for the live father-daughter concert are free for ICMDS members; ticket cost for non-members range from $20, $50 and $100 (and $10 for seniors and students). All tickets are available at the door the night of the performance.

Grand sponsors for the event include Laboratory Corporation of America and Liposcience. For more information, visit

Sarver, Peele Co-Chair March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction in November

Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty is considered one of the vocal legends of Indian classical music, and is notable for his imagination and sensitivity to lyrics, coupled with his uncanny sense of rhythm. He is the recipient of four prestigious awards from the President of India. Kaushiki Desikan Chakraborty is one of the best female singers in India, and sings both classical songs and modern songs with a classical base. For more information on the event, contact Prasad Kommaraju at 919-971-7118 or Madhumita Saha at 919-367-0592. HSNC Cultural Hall is located at 309 Aviation Parkway in Morrisville.

It’s official: March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction is Sunday, Nov. 2, at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. Co-chaired by Suzy Beth Sarver, publisher of 919 Magazine, and Carrie Peele, owner of Blue Diamond Transportation, the high-profile event attracts 250 of the Triangle’s elite philanthropists and companies. The evening will feature enticing culinary creations from 10-12 of the region’s top chefs, exquisite wine offerings, and distinctive culinary auction packages.

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For more information on the event - or to donate an auctionitem contact Abby Lowry at 919-424-2169 or For more information on the March of Dimes - Eastern Carolina Division, visit

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919 | COMMUNITY Heather Hollick Speaks on ‘Women In Leadership” at KNOW Luncheon Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly Knowledgeable Network for Women Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 10 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. Heather Hollick of Rizer LLC will speak on “Women in Leadership” at the event. Cost is $25 for member, and $35 for non-members. A public speaker, facilitator and coach, Hollick is an MBA graduate student of Haas School of Business, University of California-Berkeley, and has lived and worked in many different companies, cultures and environments. Her areas or expertise include career coaching, leadership and team development. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation, the Triangle Technology Executives Council, the North Carolina Technology Association, among others. To register for the KNOW event, call 919-463-7150. Prestonwood Country Club is located at 300 Prestonwood Pkwy. in Cary. For more information, visit

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Komen NCTC Moves Offices to Morrisvllle Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast moved its office to Morrisville earlier this year. Now located at the Airpark Business Center near RaleighDurham International Airport, the new office is about three miles south of RDU at 600 Airport Blvd., Suite 100. Compared to the previous location in downtown Raleigh, the new facility is more easily accessible to the 29 counties served -- and includes warehouse space for storage of equipment used at various events. “This new location will better accommodate us and those we serve,” said, Cheryl Ann Welsh, Komen NCTC director of operations. “Our visitors and staff no longer have to pay for parking and we’re better stewards of our finances at this address.” The move came as the non-profit organization prepares for its 18th Annual Komen Triangle Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 14 at Meredith College in Raleigh. Participants can register to participate at Last year in the Triangle, $3.6 million in Komen national breast cancer research grants were given to Duke University and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. For more information on the upcoming event or the organization, call 919-493-2873 or visit

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919 | COMMUNITY See Free Movies at Morrisville Community Park Two free movie nights are planned in June at Morrisville Community Park. Presented by the Morrisville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department, the summer movie series features “Despicable Me 2” on Friday, June 13, and “Frozen” on Friday, June 27.

The family-friendly events include food trucks on site. Movies begin at dark (about 8:30 p.m.), but early arrival is encouraged. In case of inclement weather on either date, the movies will be shown the following day (Saturday). Morrisville Community Park is located at 1520 Morrisville Parkway.

Run with Heart 5K July 26 in Morrisville Hatcher Grove Christian Community’s 5th Annual Run with Heart 5K Run/ Walk Road Race is 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, on Town Hall Drive in Morrisville. The run features a USATF certified, competitive 3.1 mile race on a fast flat course, followed by a 100 yard Kids Fun Run -- rain or shine. The event begins near Cedar Fork Community Center and Elementary School.

Registration for the 5K is $25 in advance, which includes a t-shirt; and $25 on race day, with no t-shirt. Fee for the Kids Fun Run is $5 in advance or $10 on race day. Prizes go to top three overall male and female 5K finishers, and top finishers in each age division. All fun run competitors receive awards. Packet pickup is 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, at Raleigh Running Outfitters in Cary - and 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. on race day at the starting location. Proceeds from the race - along with additional donations - benefit Remnant


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Outreach Centers of Kindness Inc. (ROCK), a non-profit that works in the community to build healthy minds among the underprivileged youth through educational opportunities, including tutoring services and pre-college programs. Sponsors for the event include Raleigh Running Outfitters, Planet Smoothie, TruVision Eye Care, Hammerlinks International, i9 Sports, FastMed Urgent Care, Whole Foods Cary, Gard Wellness Center, and Red Bowl Asian Bistro. To register online or get additional race details, visit and utilize link. Hatcher Grove Christian Community is located at 3400 Davis Drive in Morrisville. Call 919-460-8973 for more information.

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919 | COMMUNITY Registration Open for July KIT Youth Triathlon in Brier Creek Prospective participants in the 12th Annual Kids in Training Youth Triathlon in Brier Creek have until June 13 to register for the July 13 event without paying a late fee. Hosted by Brier Creek Country Club, the KIT Youth Triathlon is divided into three age categories – each with distinct competition swimming, biking and running requirements: • 5-7 years – 50 yard swim; 1.75 mile bike; 0.3 mile run. • 8-10 years – 100 yard swim; 4 mile bike; 0.8 mile run. • 11-17 years – 150 yard swim; 6 mile bike; 1.4 mile run. All finishers will receive awards and have their entry number entered into a raffle for prizes. Age Group, Team Challenge and Relay awards also will be presented. All registered participants may attend one training session to become familiar with the race course, transitions and get questions answered. Biking is on streets, separated

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Parks & Rec Casino Event at Cedar Fork June 7 from auto traffic and manned by law enforcement officers and adult volunteers. Running is on sidewalks and monitored by volunteers. Participants need not be a member of Brier Creek Country Club. Registration fee is $40 for KIT members and $50 for non-members. After June 13, a $10 late fee is required – and registrants cannot be guaranteed a race giveaway item nor reward at the event. An additional $10 late fee is applied after July 6. Kids in Training is a nonprofit organization that works with kids and their families in creating an active and nutritious lifestyle, utilizing natural surroundings to create a healthier community, playing in – and sustaining – a stronger environment for all. Participants may register at www.kidsintraining. org/kit-youth-triathlon-raleigh.html. For more information on the event, email info@kidsintraining.

Why travel to Atlantic City or Las Vegas when you can get lucky right here in Morrisville? Professionally dealt blackjack, craps, Texas Hold’em, roulette tables and slot machines are part of “A Night at the Monte Carlo” Casino Night event hosted by the Morrisville Parks & Recreation Dept., 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, at Cedar Fork Community Center. The event – which is alcohol-free for adults 21 and over – includes a catered dinner, great prizes, music and more. Tickets are $25, and childcare is available at the Morrisville Aquatic and Fitness Center from 6:30 p.m. to -10 p.m. Cedar Fork Community Center is located at 1050 Town Hall Drive in Morrisville. For more information, call 919-463-7103, email blaneuville@, or visit

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919 | COMMUNITY Prestonwood Junior Golfer Invited to Augusta Jack Massei, a 14-year-old junior golfer at Prestonwood Country Club, recently competed in the first Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta National Golf Club in April the week before the start of the Masters. Massei – who tied for 7th in his 14-15 age group in the competition – was one of 88 junior golfers from throughout the U.S., representing the Middle Atlantic region.

“My best shot during the Augusta competition was my second drive,” Jack noted. “I hit the ball 225 yards with a high draw right down the middle. I will always remember the putt on 18. It was really special to have my dad there and be able to share the experience with my mom and grandparents.”

championship when my brother saw the announcement during last year’s coverage of the Masters on the Golf Channel,” said Jack, a student at East Cary Middle School and an avid follower of professional golf who has walked inside-the-ropes with legends of the game – including Fred Couples, Corey Pavin and Kenny Perry as part of the PGA Champions Tour’s Honorary Observer program.

Prestonwood Country Club is a private club located in Cary, and home to the annual SAS Championship PGA Champions Tour event. For information, call 919-4672566 or visit

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“Having worked in the golf industry for over 20 years, I understand the uniqueness of the collaboration between the USGA, PGA and Masters Foundation and the opportunity it presents for my son and 87 of his peers,” said Jack’s father, Matt Massei, the general manager at Prestonwood. “Coupled with the putting portion of the competition being held on the 18th green of Augusta, seven days prior to the crowning of the 2014 Masters champion, his participation will be one of the most memorable highlights of his life.” “I first found out about the skills

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care market…Winners of the recent 4th Annual

lin Jones, a Panther Creek High social studies

Page of Wake County Spelling Bee included

teacher, received the Cary Chamber’s Siemens Excellence in Teaching Award. Other finalists

Morrisville ranked sixth on a new list of the

Matthew Koonts at Morrisville Elementary

safest towns and cities in North Carolina.

School; Stuti Parekh at Mills Park Middle

were Kim Eckstein, Ryan Matthews and Tracey

Safewise, a home security company, reviewed

School; and Ricardo Razon at Cedar Fork

Wooten…Athletic Director L.J. Hepp is stepping

FBI data from 2012 that tracks violent crimes

Elementary School…Colin Fegeley is the new

aside as Men’s Basketball head coach at

to accrue the list – which placed Pinehurst in

athletics director at Green Hope High School,

Panther Creek High. He is continuing as AD at

the top spot, followed by Holly Springs. Apex

replacing Wayne Bragg – who is returning to

the school…Morrisville-based Susan G. Komen

was fourth, Cary eighth, and Wake Forest

coaching next year at Holly Springs. Fegeley,

North Carolina Triangle to the Coast presented

10th…A new 50,000 sq. ft. building supply

assistant AD at the school the past two years,

$475,000 in grant funding recently to 11 com-

warehouse is now open in Morrisville. Profes-

is a GHHS graduate and previously coached at

munity organizations conducting breast health

sional Builders Supply sells windows, doors,

Panther Creek High…Cedar Fork Elementary 5th

services and education projects in its 29-county

lumber and other building supplies at 10405

Grader Ricardo Razon received the Cedar Fork

service area…Drew Groth, an IT analyst, is

Chapel Hill Road… Matt Powell of Panther

Spotlight on Student award in April, recognizing

Raleigh-Durham International Airport Employ-

Creek High School will play in the annual

his accomplishments throughout his years at

ee of the Year…Jeliyah Clark of Morrisville, a

North Carolina Coaches Association East-

CFES…Mills Park Middle School is looking for

student at Hillside New Tech High in Durham,

West All-Star football game in Greensboro in

parents of rising 6th Graders to join the MPMS

was one of 700 Achievement Scholars receiving

July… Green Hope High School’s Women’s

PTSA for 2014/2015. Contact Daphne Stam

a $2,500 for college from the National Merit

and Men’s swim teams won the Southwest

at…Amy Jo Barnes, a

Scholarship Corp. for an exceptionally high

Wake Athletic Conference championships in

kindergarten teacher on track 2 at Morrisville

score on the PSAT/SAT. Green Hope High’s

2013-2014…Green Hope High also won its

Elementary School received the Cary Chamber

Ojimaojo Agada received a National Achieve-

second consecutive North Carolina high school

of Commerce Honor a Teacher Award. Other

ment Reynolds American Foundation Compe-

gymnastics championship this year…Gerald

nominees were Amy Clifton, Jan Gould, and

tition, also based on PSAT/SAT… Full Moon

Proehl, former president and CEO of Santarus,

Kristin McCann…Panther Creek High Principal

Oyster Bar, which has locations in Clemmons

has joined the Oxygen Biotherapeutics board

Rodney Nelson is retiring in July, after 35 years

and Southern Pines, plans to open in Park West

of directors. The Morrisville-based company is

serving students in North Carolina schools –

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Open Arts Princess Dance Camp 1:30-3 pm; Age 3-6; $110 Cedar Fork Community Center 1050 Town Hall Dr 919-651-0447


Soccer Camps

Various ages, ranging from 5-14 Various fees and times Panther Creek High 6770 McCrimmon Pkwy 919-463-8656


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919 | RTP SPOTLIGHT RTP’s Bayer CropScience Opens New American Bee Care Center Facility Dedicated to Improving Honey Bee Health Bayer CropScience’s new $2.4 million North American Bee Care Center brings together significant technological, scientific and academic resources, with goals of promoting improved honey bee health, product stewardship and sustainable agriculture. A 6,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility, the center is located at Bayer CropScience’s Research Triangle Park headquarters and will complement the Eastern Bee Care Technology Station in Clayton, NC, and a Bee Care Center at the joint global headquarters campus of Bayer CropScience and Bayer Animal Health in Monheim, Germany. The North American Bee Care Center team includes Becky Langer, Bee Care program manager; Dick Rogers, M.Sc., bee health expert and manager, Bee Care Center Research Program; Dr. Ana Cabrera, pollinator safety and varroa mite research scientist; Sarah Myers, apiarist and event manager, Bee Care Center; Kim Huntzinger, bee health laboratory diagnostic specialist; Sadye Howald, field apiarist in Indiana; and Jim Dempster, apiarist at Eastern Bee Care Center Technology Station in Clayton, NC. The center houses a full laboratory with a teaching and research apiary, honey extraction and hive maintenance space; interactive learning center; and meeting, training and presentation facilities for beekeepers, farmers and educators, as well as office space for a full staff and graduate students. Onsite honey bee colonies, pollinator-friendly gardens and a screened hive observation area serve to further education and collaboration that will foster significant improvement in honey bee health and stewardship measures and best management practices.

Participating in the Bayer CropScience North American Bee Care Center ribbon-cutting ceremony in April (left to right): Lee Slade, representative for Sen. Kay Hagan, Betty Jo Shepheard, representative for Sen. Richard Burr; Frank Terhorst, Global Head of Seeds at Bayer CropScience; Becky Langer, North American Bee Care Program Manager; David Fischer, Director of Pollinator Safety and Manager of the North American Bee Care Center; Jim Blome, CEO and President, Bayer CropScience LP; Gerald Adams, gardener for Gov. Pat McCrory; Steve Troxler, North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner; Annette Schuermann, Head of the Bayer Bee Care Center in Monheim; Rich Linton, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University; Phil Blake, Senior Bayer Representative U.S. and Bayer HealthCare; Fred Foster, Durham County Commissioner; and Eddie Davis, Durham County Commissioner. Bayer’s North American Bee Care Center

“Honey bees are essential to modern agriculture production, and our North American Bee Care Center will help facilitate the research needed to help honey bees meet the increasing global demand for crop pollination,” said Jim Blome, president and CEO of Bayer CropScience LP. “Healthy honey bees mean a more substantial and nutritious food supply for us all, and we understand the many complex issues affecting honey bees’ ability to thrive, including disease, parasites such as varroa mites, genetics and more.” For more information on the North American Bee Care Center visit

Grant to Help STEM Implementation in Schools North Carolina Sciences, Mathematics and Technology Education Center received a $5,000 donation from the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina to develop a program for use by schools implementing STEM – including assessment tools and an Internet portal.

“We are pleased to work with NC STEM Learning Network to advance STEM education in North Carolina,” said Bob Geolas, president and CEO at RTP Foundation. For more information, visit

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RTP Big Winner at White House Science Fair Research Triangle Park was one of seven Grand Prize Winners at the White House Science Fair in May. Heeding President Obama’s call to action through a National STEM Mentoring Competition, US2020 named the winners at a special ceremony attended by RTP officials. Boasting a coalition of 41 powerhouse corporate sponsors and educational organizations, RTP’s effort will extend the federal funding over six years and provide the mentors and leaders for the program -- which encourages more youths to become engaged in science, technology, engineering and math.

“We are so proud and delighted to have been chosen to be a grand prize winner in the pursuit of such an important goal,” said Bob Geolas, CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, the not-for-profit organization that operates the park and which applied for the 2020 grant. “Research shows that many children have an intrinsic interest in science, technology, engineering and math, but never pursue STEM careers because they have little exposure to professionals in those worlds. We here at RTP are uniquely positioned to connect those children with people who have careers in these industries and with organizations who can help us

RTP Short Takes Dr. Russ Greenfield, noted physician of preventive and integrative medicine, author, and contributor on The Dr. Oz Show, joined PurThread Technologies Inc. as medical director…Lisa Henkel, end market development manager at Gates Corp., was elected chairperson of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Technology Council, succeeding Susan Ulrey (executive director of e-commerce and sales operations at Tenneco Automotive), who became chairperson emeritus…Lenova plans to occupy the former Sony Ericsson location in Research Triangle Park for server operations recently acquired by IBM. Lenova already occupies three buildings

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train those professionals as mentors.” Sponsored by Cisco and launched at the Clinton Global Initiative, the US2020 City Competition challenged cities to develop innovative models for dramatically increasing the number of STEM professionals mentoring and teaching students through hands-on projects. US2020 is specifically focused on increasing STEM opportunities and STEM excitement for girls, underrepresented minorities and children from low-income families. Public/ private coalitions from 52 cities across the nation applied, engaging nearly 600 companies and civic organizations.

in Morrisville’s Perimeter Park…Tossed, a new restaurant, is now open at 4117 Davis Drive in Morrisville (in the McCrimmon Corners Shopping Center). Call 919-460-4449 or visit for information…Lenova hosted its annual sales meeting at the Raleigh Convention Center in April… Senior Vice President of Amazon Seller Services Sebastian Gunningham and Google Director of Product Management Vineet Buch were speakers at ChannelAdvisor’s E-commerce Conference in Las Vegas in March…Allison London Brown is the new vice president of global marketing at Bioventus, an orthopedic healing company…Integrated Laboratory Systems partner Stemina Bimarker Discovery announced its award of a $10.5 million Environmental Protection Agency grant…Norris Tolson, president and CEO of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, plans to retire June 30…

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919 | COMMUNITY Pollinator Festival is June 21 At Lake Crabtree County Park Lake Crabtree County Park’s 2nd Annual Pollinator Festival is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, Featuring games, crafts and other activities celebrating pollinators, the free event also provides prizes and other items for participants to take home. No pre-registration is necessary to attend the event, which coincides National Pollinator Week. For more information, call 919-460-3355 or visit Lake Crabtree County Park is located at 1400 Aviation Parkway in Morrisville.

The Triangle Ladies Power Lunch continues its quarterly meetings at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, at Brier Creek Country Club with Coldwell Banker Commercial Trademark Properties CEO Billie Redmond as the keynote speaker. Triangle Ladies Power Lunch is unique to other networking luncheons because it gives back to the community through Pretty in Pink Foundation, honoring the monthly hero and cancer survivor. The event includes a 50/50 raffle and an opportunity to shop prior to lunch. Cost to attend is $35. For more information, visit or contact Event Coordinator Erica Starnes at 919-772-9595,, or

Triangle Table Tennis — featuring more 25,000 sq. ft. of floor space in the playing area — is now open in Morrisville. Open more than 80 hours a week, the facility offers open play, leagues, tournaments, group lessons, camps, and private coaching for all ages and skill levels. In addition to 40 Butterfly Centrefold tables and specialize sport flooring, Triangle Table Tennis includes high ceilings, practice robots, 40

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Sai Krishna Bhaven plans a Father’s Day Special Buffet 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 15. The event features authentic and rare food items from all parts of India in a special atmosphere. To make reservations, call 919-481-0910. Sai Krishna Bhaven is located at 10970 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 108, in Morrisville. For more information, email prasad@saikrishnabhavan. com or visit

Triangle Ladies Power Lunch Networking Group Meets June 24 at Brier Creek CC

Triangle Table Tennis Opens in Morrisville

Sai Krishna Bhavan Plans Special Father’s Day

A Plus Tutor USA Offers Summer Enrichment Program, Tutoring for Students in Grades K-12 A Plus Tutor USA offers children completing kindergarten through 8th Grade an opportunity to extend their learning in a wide variety of ways — including a Summer Enrichment Program that runs June 11 through Aug. 22 for traditional schools, and during Track Outs for Year Round campuses. Designed to keep children’s minds sharp during the Summer/Track Out periods, the sessions also get students off to a fast start for the next school years, stimulate their minds, and exercise their bodies. Students gain new skills, develop confidence, and engage in hands-on learning activities. Summer tutoring is also available in all subjects for Grades K-12. For high school students, special programs improve scores in PSAT, SAT, PLAN, and ACT. A 1-to-3 teacher/student ratio allows for customized individual tutoring and reduced testing anxiety. A Plus Tutor USA is located at 400 Pinner Weald Way, Suite 201 in Cary. For more information, call 919-378-9100 or 919-672-4724, email, or visit

cardio and conditions equipment, lockers, showers, online reservations, a pro shop, a break room and more. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. Walk-ins are welcome, with a $12 per day fee (free to first time visitors in June 2014). Triangle Table Tennis is located at 2900 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 200, in Morrisville. For

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Marlana Semenza’s Love for Photography Spans Entire Life Marlana Semenza, of Marlana Semenza Photography and a professional photographer for 919 Magazine, describes her life as an endless winding road. With a BA in Graphic Design (with a Photography Option) from Western Connecticut State University, Semenza has photographed youth sports, professional racing, weddings,

portraits, and has worked for multiple organizations, such as the World Wrestling Federation, This Old House, Ethan Allen, and Women’s Day magazine. “I’ve loved (photography) my whole life,” Semenza said. “My career has taken many twists and turns, but photography was always a part of what I was doing, even if it was on the side. It has been great to be able to draw from various experiences and bring them together now.” Semenza said she inherited her first single lens reflex camera from her grandfather, also an avid photographer, and since then has reveled in the ability to tell her subjects’ stories.

“I love photographing people,” she said. “Everybody has their own story. For an hour or so, I am privileged enough to be invited into their lives and help tell it.” Semenza moved to North Carolina more than two years ago from Connecticut with her husband, Larry, and only “baby,” a black and white cat named Mia. “I love the diversity,” she said about her Morrisville community. “There is so much to see and do – so many hidden and not so hidden gems.” Marlana Semenza LLC specializes in portrait and fine art photography. For information, visit

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Band of Oz Rocks at March Of Dimes Preview Event As a preview to the March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction next fall, a group of generous volunteers hosted a special food and music event in May at The Chef’s Academy in Morrisville, featuring live music from the Band of Oz, the legendary Carolina Beach Music performers. Chef Jeff Bane and his team of professional staff members and students from The Chef’s Academy provided support for the event, which featured food from Backyard Bistro of Raleigh. Hosts for the event were Linda Craft and Linda Craft & Team REALTORS®, and Jay Izso; Carrie Peele of Blue Diamond Worldwide Transportation and David Franks of Band of Oz; Pam and Mark Mansueti; Ron and Brenda Treece; Maury Cole and Marina Lee of Gigi’s Cupcake of Brier Creek; Jim and Kelly McHugh of Pump It Up of Raleigh; and Suzy Sarver and Scott McElhaney of 919 Magazine.

Morrisville Mayor Mark Stohlman and wife, Verena, enjoy the Band of Oz event at The Chef’s Academy. Staff Photos

A number of local volunteers helped organize and work during the event, which launched the effort to promote one of the premier culinary events of the year in the Triangle - the annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 2 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. For information on the Signature Chef’s Auction — or to donate an auction item — contact Abby Lowry at 919-424-2169 or email

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Index of Advertisers A Plus Tutor USA. . . . . . . . . . . 19, 44 Another Broken Egg. . . . . . . . . . 44, 47 Bovenizer Orthodontics . . . . . . . . 31, 45 Brier Creek Orthodontics . . . . . . . . 3, 44 Brier Creek Transportation . . . . . . 34, 44 Brilliant Sky Toys . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 45 Dr. G’s Weightloss. . . . . . . . . . . 18, 44 Dwayne Leatherwood Real Estate . . . . . . 2 Gigi’s Cupcakes. . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 45 Great Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Lango Kids RTP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Marlana Semenza LLC Photography. . 41, 47 Nay Orthodontics. . . . . . . . . . . 11, 45 Open Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 44 Orange Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 45 Pfeiffer Institute Reach. . . . . . . . 33, 44 Preston Dental Center. . . . . . . . . 44, 48 Pro Martial Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 45 Sai Krishna Bhavan. . . . . . . . . . 15, 45 Stage Door Dance. . . . . . . . . . . 39, 45 The Health Studio . . . . . . . . . . 39, 45 The Organic Bedroom . . . . . . . . 35, 45 Thompson & Thompson Family Dentistry. . . . . . . . . . . .37, 44 Top Notch Pet Spa. . . . . . . . . . 31, 45 Tru Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 45

540 BAM! Event Open to Businesses, Others Next Gathering at Brier Creek’s Chill Lounge Thursday, June 19 Business owners, professionals and service providers in Morrisville, Research Triangle Park, Cary, South Durham and adjacent communities are invited to join others from Brier Creek, North Raleigh, and all along the I-540 Corridor at 540 Bam!, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, at the new Chill Lounge. An informal “540 Business Alliance Mixer,” 540 BAM! is hosted by 919 Magazine, the new regular event features buffet-style food and specialty cocktails, beer and wine and soft drinks served by the staff at Chill – a new lounge concept located inside the recently remodeled Frankie’s Fun Park in Brier Creek. The lounge features multiple flat-screen televisions, a variety of seating options, a huge bar, pool tables and more. An excellent meet and greet opportunity for local business owners to make new connections – and listen to some lively music. No membership dues are required and only a nominal fee of $10 per person is required, which includes admittance to the event, two alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages and the buffet. “Our first mixer was a great success,” said SB Sarver, 919 Magazine Publisher. “This concept has been on our radar for more than a year, as I meet so many business owners along the I-540 Corridor who are looking for ways to increase their social and business circles in a more casual and relaxed environment.” Pre-registration is strongly encouraged with Katy Hagan, 919 Events Coordinator, at 919-747-2899 or Chill is located inside Frankies Fun Park at 11190 Fun Park Drive in Brier Creek.


Informal meet and greet to socialize in a casual environment Business owners, professionals, service providers, residents 4:30-6:30 pm; Thursday, June 19 Chill Lounge (inside Frankie’s Fun Park, 11190 Fun Park Dr., Brier Creek $10 (includes two alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages and food buffet)

Panther Creek Athletics Golf Outing June 27 The annual Panther Creek Golf Outing – benefitting Panther Creek High School athletics – is Friday, June 27, at The Preserve at Jordan Lake. Stephanie Leser of Wake Forest received the “Single Mother’s Day” special recognition via 919 Magazine’s Facebook page in May. Nominated by her brother, Eric, Leser works as a pediatric oncology nurse and is a cancer survivor. Seen here with son Ian, Leser received a cash prize, lunch for two at Another Broken Egg in Morrisville, and a one-hour massage at Massage Envy. Photo by Tika Stuart 919 Magazine MV

The fundraiser begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Fee is $95, which includes green and cart fees, a player bag, lunch, a barbecue dinner with beer and wine, and prizes. For more information or to register, visit The Preserve at Jordan Lake is located at 840 The Preserve Trail in Chapel Hill.

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Luncheon Honors Morrisville’s First Responders Morrisville Chamber of Commerce honors the town’s first responders – police and fire personnel – at its First Responder Thank You Lunch at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, June 9, at Stone Cinema’s Park West 14. With the Rotary Club of Morrisville as its partner, the Chamber will also announce the community’s 2014


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Outstanding Police Officer and Outstanding Fire Fighter awards. Cost for the luncheon is $15 for Chamber members, and advance registration is required due to limited space. Sponsors of the event include Park West Village, Atlantic Tire & Service, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Duke Energy, Fujifilm Diosynth

Biotechnologies, Rex UNC Heath Care, and TruOptions Financial Services. To register for the event, call 919-463-7150. Stone Cinema Park West 14 is located at 3400 Village Market Place in Morrisville. For more information, visit

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919 | FINAL BELL Chug-a-Lug, Chug-a-Lug Raleigh Makes Top 10 List of Least Expensive Cities for Beer Drinkers Just how expensive is that brewski in the 919? Well, according to a new analysis, Raleigh area beer drinkers rank 10th on the list of least expensive cities in the U.S. for cost of the alcoholic beverage. The calculation includes the average cost of a six-pack of Heineken in the city, the median income per worker in the city, the amount of the state beer tax, and the relative demand for beer in the community. Washington DC topped the list as least expensive city, with San Francisco, Kansas City, Denver and Omaha completing the top five. Raleigh finished behind Virginia Beach, Columbus, Las Vegas and Colorado Springs. Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Miami and Nashville were judged most expensive cities in the analysis.


Best Cities for Jobs List In the latest projection for future near-term, mid-term and long-term jobs growth, the Raleigh-Cary Metropolitan Area ranks fourth in the U.S. – following San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (both in California) and Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos (Texas). Behind Raleigh were Houston and Nashville metro areas. The Charlotte region ranked 14th in the rankings. SOURCE: Forbes Magazine


FASTEST-GROWING CITIES? Raleigh Ranks #2 In its annual list of America’s Fastest-Growing Cities, Forbes placed Raleigh in the second spot for the second consecutive year. The ranking is not just based on population increase; it also includes job growth, unemployment, median salaries and gross metro product. Austin (Texas) topped the list, followed by Phoenix, Dallas and Salt Lake City. SOURCE: Forbes Magazine

In the U.S. For National Board Certified Teachers With 2,365 teachers now holding National Board Certification, the Wake County Public School System leads the U.S. Earned from the national Board of Professional Teaching Standards, the certification is a rigorous professional program that helps teachers analyze and improve their teaching and their understanding of how students learn. SOURCE: WCPSS

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Among the Top Areas For First-Time Homebuyers A recent report ranked the Triangle Area at number nine among the top 10 markets in the U.S. with the best conditions for buyers seeking to purchase their first home. Pittsburgh topped the list, followed by Tampa, Philadelphia, Fort Worth and Orlando. SOURCE:


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