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919 SYLLABUS ‹‹‹

The Cover

Planners

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A Spiritual Gift

Helping Cancer Families BC Foundation’s Priority

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Pickleball?

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Try Brier Creek’s Newest Sensation

Departments

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Delivering Tasty Excellence

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Offers 300 Varieties for Holidays

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Holiday Giving

Opportunities to Donate, Volunteer in Brier Creek

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Features 12

PCHS’s Outstanding Student

Brier Creek’s Hayley Pierce Credits Inspiration from Family for Success

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Brier Creek Resident Honored

Peles Connecting, Contributing Through CFF Fundraising Efforts

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Memorable and Fun

Boyce Family Lovingly Tends North Raleigh Christmas Tree Farm

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Save Your Sanity!

13 Tips for a Safer, Less Stressful Holiday Season

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Winter Sports Previews

A Look at the Upcoming Seasons At Panther Creek, Leesville Road

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Unwind, Explore, Play and Learn

Explore Natural Beauty at North Raleigh’s Durant Nature Park

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Experience the Transformation

Discover Timeless Fashion at The Art of Style in Brier Creek

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Southbridge Fellowship

Church Planning to Extend Reach, Expand Dramatically

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Community Events School Events Extracurricular Activities Community Sports

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Stage Door Dance student Haegan Bryant — daughter of Kerry and George Bryant — with her fuzzy friends, ready for the Christmas season in North Raleigh. Photo by Mehdi Mirian Photography

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Publisher

Suzy Beth Sarver

The Spirit of the Season I think I’ve always been a big kid when it comes to the holidays. I’m one of those eager people who troll the music channels looking for Christmas music…in October. Trimthe-tree parties and baking come with the territory, and no Christmas light display is “too much” for me. I’m excited for the holidays; I love the tinsel and all the fun associated with this magical time. Last year was quite different, as we were traveling on the actual day of Christmas and for the first time in my life (and probably the last) we stayed in a hotel on Christmas Eve (gasp at the mere thought). Of course I woke up on Christmas Day with a fever of 102 degrees and was bedridden by the time you could say “mistletoe.” I think my Christmas karma was off with the universe. I’m a holiday person and holiday people need people. Our November/December issue of 919 Magazine arrives during this precious eight weeks when people are wrapped around the turkey dinner, holiday shopping, gift wrapping and get-togethers. This is when we cruise neighborhoods in search of the perfect outdoor holiday display. We socialize and mingle, drink the punch bowl dry, and cram in as many special events as we can add to the calendar – all the while trying to chase down that feeling we all wish to achieve: The magic of Christmas. First up in this special holiday issue, we give readers some insight into those less fortunate who likely must look a little deeper to find that magic. Can you imagine if you were a child with no place to live? No home for the holidays – or maybe your home was a car, or a cold empty building, or worse yet, a box on the street. Well, sadly, it’s happening right here in our community. People are going without, while we are enjoying a cracking fireplace and a warm cup of cocoa. This time of year is special to many of us; however, please let us remember the true spirit of the holidays…the gift of giving. Beginning on Page 34, we explore a long established rescue mission, with it’s primary fundraising facility right here in our community. The Durham Rescue Mission serves hot meals and provides shelter to men, women and children who have no where else to go on a cold winter night – but desperately needs both our donations and our time as volunteers. Same for the Raleigh Rescue Mission, located downtown. Also related to the holidays in this issue, look for some tips to keep you centered and balanced (when things begin to get a little crazy), on Page 44. Then, on Page 54, we list a few of the dozens and dozens of special events and happenings during this season, hopefully to make planning just a little easier. I leave you with this: We have a member of our family and when you ask him, “How are you doing, Poppy?” he always has the same reply: “It’s the best day of my life.” He’s been dropping that line for 25 years and I think he is on to something. It’s all in the delivery. This holiday season, maybe take the time to extend that olive branch to someone, and close the door on your differences. Learn to embrace each other’s imperfections and stop striving for perceived perfection. Whether your situation is difficult this holiday – or you are celebrating peace and harmony in your life – look for the good…look for the gift.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS COMMUNITY EVENTS 11/11

The Art of Style Holiday

NOVEMBER 11/6

Make It Fly! Build, launch flying machines Grades K-5; 4:30-5:15 pm * Leesville Community Library 5100 Country Trail 919-571-6661 www.wakegov.com

11/10

Run to Reclaim 5K Run, 1M Walk; 8 am Regal Brier Creek Theater 8611 Brier Creek Pkwy Southbridge Fellowship 919-789-9955 www.southbridgefellowship/reclaim

Charity Fashion Show Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Benefit 7 pm-11 pm $10 advance; $20 at the door Embassy Suites (Brier Creek) 8001 Arco Corporate Drive 919-596-3836 www.nc.lls.llsevent.org/ holidaycharityfashionshow

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Veterans Day Traditional Observance

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Santa’s Arrival Family activities, sleigh rides 5:30-8:30 pm Brier Creek Commons www.shopbriercreekcommons.com

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Learn to be a Pirate Treasure hunt and pirate craft Grades K-5; 4:30-5:15 pm * Leesville Community Library 5100 Country Trail 919-571-6661 www.wakegov.com * Pre-registration required

School, Government Holiday Veteran’s Day

DECEMBER

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12/8

Fairy Tale Trivia Dress as a favorite character Grades K-5; 4:30-5:15 pm * Leesville Community Library 5100 Country Trail 919-571-6661 www.wakegov.com

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Health and Wellness Festival BCES PTA Parent Academy 5:30 pm Brier Creek Elementary 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy 919-484-4747 www.briercreekes.net

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Holiday Open House Santa, carriage rides, more 1-4 pm Stonehenge Market Creedmoor Road www.shopstonehengemarket.com

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Age 16 and up; 9:30 am-12 pm ($50) Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 www.raleighnc.gov

6:30 pm Brier Creek Elementary School 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy 919-484-4747 www.briercreekes.net

Bethesda Christian Academy Benefit 6 pm Barnes & Noble Booksellers 8431 Brier Creek Parkway 919-484-9903 www.barnesandnoble.com

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Reading with therapy dogs Grades K-Up; 6:30-7:30 pm Leesville Community Library 5100 Country Trail 919-571-6661 www.wakegov.com

3 pm Mills Park Middle School 441 Mills Park Dr 919-466-1500 www.millsparkms.wcpss.net

RAD Women’s Self Defense

See Spot Read

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Kids Nite Out Ages 4-10; 6-9 pm ($13) Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 www.raleighnc.gov

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Youth Crafts: Santa’s Stocking Age 1M and up (parent participation; $5) Special guest; 10:30 am-12 pm Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 www.raleighnc.gov

SCHOOL EVENTS

NOVEMBER 11/01

MPMS Chorus Performance 7 pm Mills Park Middle School 441 Mills Park Dr 919-466-1500 www.millsparkms.wcpss.net

Staff Talent Show

Spot-Light Theatre Production

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Holiday Chorus Performance 6 pm Brier Creek Elementary 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy 919-484-4747 www.briercreekes.net

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7 pm Leesville Road High School 8409 Leesville Rd 919-870-4250 www.leesville.org

Brier Creek Elementary 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy 919-484-4747 www.briercreekes.net

Science Fair

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BCA Elementary Musical 6:30 pm Bethesda Christian Academy 1914 S Miami Blvd 919-598-0190 www.bcacrusaders.org

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BCES Holiday Performance 5:30 pm Brier Creek Elementary 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy 919-484-4747 www.briercreekes.net

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Wake Co. School Holidays Thanksgiving

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Dance Concert 7 pm Leesville Road Middle School 8405 Leesville Rd 919-870-4141 www.leesvillems.wcpss.net

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LRMS/LRHS Dance Showcase

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Holiday Bookfair

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BCA Christmas Band Concert 6:30 pm Bethesda Christian Academy 1914 S Miami Blvd 919-598-0190 www.bcacrusaders.org

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PCHS Drama Production Panther Creek High School 6770 McCrimmon Pkwy 919-463-8656 www.panthercreekhs.wcpss.net

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NIGHTLIFE

7 pm Leesville Road Middle School 8405 Leesville Rd 919-870-4141 www.leesvillems.wcpss.net

9:30 am; ceremony, 11 am Downtown Raleigh 919-413-1123 www.ncveteransparade.com

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Orchestra Concert

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PCHS Band Concert Panther Creek High School 6770 McCrimmon Pkwy 919-463-8656 www.panthercreekhs.wcpss.net

NC Veterans Day Parade

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Artists and Authors Showcase Wine, treats and more 5-8 pm Bosetti Art Tile Showroom and Studio 1201 W. Lenoir, Raleigh 919-413-2318 www.bosettiarttile.com

Lynnwood Grill Live music Wed, 6 pm Trivia Sun, 8 pm 4821 Grove Barton Rd www.lynnwoodgrill.com

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Lone Rider Brewery Beer Tasting Thu, Fri 5 pm-9 pm; Sat 2 pm-7 pm Brewery Tours Sat 2 pm-5 pm (7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25) 8816 Gulf Ct. Suite 100 919-442-8004 www.loneriderbeer.com

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Wild Wing Cafe Live music, dancing Fri-Sat, 9:30 pm-1 am Live Trivia with Aaron Wed, 8 pm 7900 Brier Creek Parkway 919-957-2000 www.wildwingcafe.com

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Hanukkah

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Christmas

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES EVENTS 11/9

Raleigh Roundup American Cancer Society Benefit 7 pm-12 midnight Kerr Scott Building NC State Fairgrounds www.raleighroundup.com 919 Magazine BC

Nov/Dec

Tra’Li Irish Pub

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Signature Chefs Auction March of Dimes Benefit 6 pm, Tastings; 8 pm, Auction Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club 3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham 919-424-2169 www.marchofdimes/northcarolina

Live Music Fri, Sat nights Pub Trivia Mon nights Brierdale Shopping Center www.traliirishpub.com

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Carolina Ale House

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2012 WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade Greater Raleigh Merchants Association 9:40 am, Downtown Raleigh 919-755-9325 www.grma.org

Live Trivia Tue, 8 pm-10 pm DJ George 7/4, 8/1, 7 pm-10 pm 7981 Skyland Ridge Parkway 919-957-4200

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Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse

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Artsplosure First Night Raleigh 2013 Multiple venues, Fayetteville Avenue www.artsplosure.org November | December 2012

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Aladdin’s Eatery Wine Nights Mon, Wed, Sun $5 glasses, $16 bottles Tour of Lebanon Free Samples 2nd, 4th Tue 8201 Brier Creek Parkway 919-806-5700 www.aladdinseatery.com

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

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Oliver Twist

COMMUNITY SPORTS REGISTRATIONS AND CAMPS 11/4

Scholastic Hockey League Nov-Feb Open to all elementary schools Jellybeans Skate Center 10701 Common Oaks Drive 919-656-0467 www.echohockey.com

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Homeschool Girls Basketball Grades 8-12; free (Nov-Mar) 919-688-4245 Donald.fozard@mzcadurham.org

Live Music, belly dancing, other Five nights weekly 8111-137 Creedmoor Road 919-844-4426 www.theolivertwistlounge.com

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Boys Lacrosse Clinics High School level Various times and dates Wakefield Baptist Church 13029 Keith Store Road North Wake Lacrosse Association 919-570-5777 www.northwakelax.org

ACTIVITIES Nov/Dec

Bike Rides 8 am; Saturdays (40M), Sundays (60M) TLC for Bikes Lafayette Village 8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 126 919-324-4966 www.tlc4bikes.com

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Table Tennis Brier Creek Ages 18 and up; Fridays, 5:45 pm-9 pm Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 www.raleighnc.gov

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Leesville Tap Room Live Trivia Sun, 8 pm 13200 Strickland Road #104 919-870-1515 www.leesvilletaproom.com

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El Dorado Mexican Restaurant Live Trivia Mon, 7:30 pm 7961 Skyland Ridge Parkway, #125 919-957-1400 www.eldoradomexicanrestaurant.com

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Little Goalies Hockey Ages 3-5; Thu, 10:30-11:15 am ($36) Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd 919-870-2911 www.raleighnc.gov

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Youth Winter Basketball Ages 5-10; begins Jan. 13 St. Raphael Catholic Church 5801 Falls of Neuse Road 919-946-6630 www.i9sports.com

WALKS AND RACES

Nov/Dec

11/3

12-week Skills Program D1 Raleigh Sports Training 6330 Mt. Herman Road 919-200-2822 www.D1SportsTraining.com

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 4:30 pm Diamond View Park, Durham www.lightthenight.org/nc

Soccer Academy

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NC Lung Cancer Partnership Benefit 5K, 1M run/walk, rally 8:30 am North Hills 919-784-0410 www.NClungcancerpartnership.org

5K Run, 1M Walk; 8 am Regal Brier Creek Theater 8611 Brier Creek Pkwy Southbridge Fellowship 919-789-9955 www.southbridgefellowship/reclaim

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11/22

Free to Breathe 5K

City of Oaks Marathon and Rex Healthcare Half Marathon 7 am NC State Univ. Bell Tower (Hillsborough St.) www.cityofoaksmarathon.com

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12/1

Raleigh Jingle Bell Walk/Run for Arthritis St. Mary’s School, 900 Hillsborough St. www.Arthritis.org/jinglebellrun

Wakefield 5K Run, Skinny Turkey Half-Marathon Benefits Just Think First… Choices Count Wakefield High School 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive 919-308-4838 www.wakefieldhsconnect.org

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PCHS’s Outstanding Student

Brier Creek’s Hayley Pierce Credits Inspiration From Family For Success By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

Panther Creek High School junior Hayley Pierce is an enthusiastic student who manages to successfully balance academics, sports, family, extracurricular activities, as well as a part-time job. In recognition for her hard work, Pierce is the recipient of the 20122013 PCHS Outstanding Student Award – a teacher-nominated award. She is also a past recipient of the 2008-2009 Daniels Middle School Character Education Award. Pierce is the daughter of Leslie Pawlak, co-owner of Katche’ Marketing Group and step-father, Joel Pawlak, Dean of Research in College of Natural Resources at NC State University. Along with her brother Scotty Pierce, age 14, and step-brother Ethan Pawlak, age 9, the family lives in the Village of Inverness in Brier Creek Country Club. “I have a very large extended family and each one of them means the world to me,” said Pierce. Pierce credits her mother and grandmother for providing the inspiration to be the best she can be. “My mom inspires me by teaching me to always make good decisions, and if I do not, there are consequences,” said Pierce. “She loves me unconditionally and always supports me no matter what.” Pierce’s grandmother, who has strong Christian beliefs, has taught her to put God first in her life. 12

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According to mom Leslie, Pierce is an exemplary role model for young boys and girls. “She is a fantastic babysitter and truly enjoys teaching children to be kind, giving and respectful,” said Leslie. “The children in the neighborhood always beg to have Hayley babysit them.” Leslie is proud of how her daughter is able to juggle good grades and sports, all while holding down a part time job. School is a top priority for Pierce,

who cites social studies as her favorite school subject. “I love learning about the history of the world – especially my ancestors, and I love politics,” said Pierce. She also loves her teachers, especially Miss Saye (Honors World History) for her love of teaching and encouragement. “I truly look to her as a role model and hope that I grow up to be just like her,” said Pierce. She has definite plans for her life after high school, which includes attending college, becoming a teacher, marriage, having kids, and

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living on the North Carolina coast. For now, Pierce is content to make the most of her teen years playing lacrosse, participating in Young Life, Young Republicans Club,

Fellowship of Christian Athletes, cheerleading, and spending time with family. “On our boat with my family is one of my favorite places to be in the world,� said Pierce.

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‘A Spiritual Gift’

Tracy Davidian Balances Profession, Family, And Helping Cancer Families By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

Brier Creek resident Dr. Tracy Davidian uses what she calls her “spiritual gift of creating” to help better the lives of families dealing with the life-altering effects of cancer. As the founder of Helene Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to North Carolina families with a mother actively undergoing cancer treatments, Davidian is committed to helping bring a sense of normalcy to these families. In 2009, while attending a bible study centered on learning 14

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to recognize one’s own individual spiritual gifts, her mother-in-law – Helene Davidian – was battling cancer. “I realized that God wanted me to use my spiritual gift of creating to start an organization that could help other families also fighting this same battle,” said Davidian. And there it began...the desire and need to start the Helene Foundation (See related article, page 16). “A group of my close friends got together, and we discussed how to help families struggling daily to live life,” said Davidian. “Together, we designed the foundation to help bring normality back into the lives of those fighting families.” November | December 2012

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Grey, who attend Ravenscroft. Through her work with the Helene Foundation, Davidian has gained an even greater appreciation for all of life’s gifts as well as perspective on her own busy life. She sees first-hand the tremendous challenges placed on the families served by the foundation, and therefore, knows the importance of living in the moment. “I pray that the foundation continues to give mothers and their families the ability to capture normal life moments – things that we all, unfortunately, take for granted: Eating a meal together as a family, playing a board game, or just simply sitting on the porch together,” said Davidian. “The Helene Foundation promises to try and relieve those daily stresses in order to help families create moments that last forever in our memories.”

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The Helene Foundation promises to try and relieve those daily stresses in order to help families create moments that last forever in our memories. TRACY DAVIDIAN, Founder, Foundation andHelene Brier Creek resident

Tracy Davidian Profile OCCUPATION: Doctor of Dental Surgery; Co-owner, Sedation Dental Care and The Raleigh Smile Center EDUCATION: East Carolina Univ. (BS in Biology); UNC School of Dentistry (DDS) FOUNDER: Helene Foundation RESIDENCE: Brier Creek Country Club FAMILY: Spouse, Daniel Davidian Sr., DDS; Sons, Chaz and Grey HOBBIES: Reading, exercising, date nights, traveling

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Helene Foundation Providing Needed Assistance For Families With Mothers Undergoing Cancer Treatments By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

According to the American Cancer Society, close to 800,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in 2012. What these numbers don’t reveal is the devastating effects this disease has on the families of these cancer patients. That’s where the Helene Foundation comes in. The Helene Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by Dr. Tracy Davidian of Brier Creek (see related article, page 14), exists to provide assistance with services to families of mothers actively undergoing cancer treatments – in order for the family to maintain as “normal” a life as possible during treatments. According to executive director Susan Bowers, “We focus on immediate, practical support

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and services for mothers and families fighting cancer.” Bowers, a former elementary school teacher and past president of the Junior League of Raleigh, joined the Helene Foundation as executive director in March of 2012. “It is my goal to grow the Helene Foundation by increasing awareness and fundraising so that children with a mother undergoing cancer treatments don’t have to have every aspect of their lives affected by cancer,” said Bowers. Currently, the foundation is providing services for 10 North Carolina families. These families receive services for a six

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month period to allow the mother to focus on her well-being and treatment without having the stress of worrying about household chores or expenses. The foundation does not cover medical expenses, but helps with services such as house cleaning, food deliveries to the home, childcare, assistance with transportation to medical appointments, and activities for the children. “Each

We are only limited by the amount of money we can raise. We hope that we never have to tell a qualified family that we can’t assist them because we don’t have the necessary funds. SUSAN BOWERS,

family is unique, so we work with each family to help identify the services they need,” said Bowers. Should a mother lose her fight against cancer, the family continues to receive assistance through their six month adoption period. “We are only limited by the amount of money we can raise,” said Bowers. “We hope that we never have to tell a qualified family that we can’t assist them because we don’t have the necessary funds.” Bowers asks that any businesses interested in partnerships or matching programs, individuals who can volunteer, as well as book clubs,

school groups, church groups, and the like, who may be interested in adopting a family, donating funds, or learning more about the Helene Foundation, to contact her at the foundation at 919-280-7800 or smbowers@hokie.com. “I see every day how the assistance provided by the money we raise makes a difference in the lives of these families,” said Bowers. “Every donation, every amount, makes a difference and is appreciated.” The hope is that one day all cancer is eliminated, but until then, the Helene Foundation hopes to be there for those families who need them.

Helene Foundation Profile EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: ADDRESS: PHONE: EMAIL: WEBSITE: PURPOSE:

Susan Bowers 13200 Strickland Road, Suite 114-308 919-280-7800 smbowers@hokie.com www.helenefoundation.org The Helene Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides assistance to North Carolina families with a mother undergoing cancer treatments

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Brier Creek Resident Honored by CFF Peles Connecting, Contributing to Community Through Involvement and Fundraising Efforts By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

Dana Peles is committed to connecting with and contributing to her community to make it a better place for all. As a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Top of the Triangle award honoree, Brier Creek resident Peles is bringing her passion for leadership and philanthropy to support the efforts of this important organization. “I have humbly accepted this nomination on behalf of all of the individuals and families who battle cystic fibrosis each and every day with such strength and perseverance and have enjoyed the opportunity to learn about CF,” said Peles, a postdoc with the GlaxoSmithKline Industrial Fellowship Program, sponsored by the 18

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North Carolina Biotechnology Center. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF)-Carolinas Raleigh Chapter covers a 70-county area from the coast through the Triad, and from Virginia to South Carolina. The staff and volunteers raise funds to support research focused on finding a cure for

cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that is carried unknowingly by more than 10 million people. The disease affects the lungs and digestive systems, causing serious infections that can lead to early death. “Promising developments are being made in the therapeutic pipeline that may extend and improve the quality of life for many CF patients,” said Peles. “This is an exciting time

Dana Peles Profile AGE: 28 RESIDENCE: Brier Creek EDUCATION: BS in chemistry andmathematics, Randolph-Macon College; Ph.D in biophysical chemistry, Duke University FAMILY: Thomas Edmunds (spouse) PETS: Madison (miniature schnauzer) INTERESTS: Hot yoga, walking, food, travel, Duke basketball ORGANIZATION: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Carolinas Raleigh Chapter GROUP’S PURPOSE: The CFF Chapter works with volunteers to raise funds to support research and the CF care centers to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis GROUP’S CONTACT: Executive Director Kay James, 919-845-2155; kjames@cff.org, www.cff.org

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To this day, I have continued to use my parents’ advice and always try to connect to my community in different ways. DANA PELES in drug development, but we are not there yet and need to provide more research and development so that all patients will have a chance for these life changing medications.” As a Top of the Triangle honoree, Peles is participating in a unique leadership development program that includes a good spirited fundraising competition. For three months, Peles will work with local business leaders, mentors, fellow nominees, and ambassadors involved with CFF to

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chair local fundraising events aimed at raising awareness and financial support for CF research. Peles is planning several local fundraising events — including a one-hour hot yoga class held recently at Arrichion Hot Yoga, a three-on-three basketball tournament (co-chaired with another nominee), and a dinner night at a local restaurant with a percentage of the proceeds donated to CFF. Peles, originally from Denver, Col., spent her childhood moving around, but she and her husband, Thomas Edmunds — along with their black miniature schnauzer, Madison — love to call the Triangle home. “Through each of my moves, my parents always encouraged me to jump into the community with both feet and make it my home and community,” said Peles. “I did just that by playing sports and joining Girl Scouts and other civic organizations.”

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In fact, the summer prior to starting her junior year of high school, Peles joined her new high school’s golf team as its first female athlete. “To this day, I have continued to use my parents’ advice and always try to connect to my community in different ways,” said Peles.

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››› 919 FAMILY PROFILE By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

Since 1988, the Boyce family has helped make Christmas memorable and fun for residents all around the Raleigh area. As owners and operators of Boyce Farms, Mike and Sheila Boyce — along with their entire family — lovingly grow and tend their tree farm in preparation to welcome families from all over the area to select the perfect Christmas tree. “We enjoy seeing our repeat customers and meeting new ones,” said Sheila. “We love to see visitors pick ‘their’ special Christmas tree.” Mike and Sheila, parents to two grown children and grandparents to three, grew up as neighborhood friends in Raleigh. They married in 1975 and subsequently purchased the land they now proudly call Boyce Farms. After visiting a Christmas tree farm during their first year of marriage and having so much fun selecting and cutting down their own tree, they decided to build their own Christmas tree farm on the land they owned. “We planted our first Christmas trees in 1981 and tended them for seven years,” said Mike. “In 1988, we sold our first Christmas tree.” These days, the farm grows hundreds of trees including white pine, Leyland cypress, blue ice, and Carolina Sapphire. They also bring in fresh Fraser firs, the “Cadillac” of Christmas trees from the North Carolina mountains.

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Boyce Family Lovingly Tends Tree Farm To Welcome Local Families for Christmas

Boyce Farms is truly a family affair with children and grandchildren working and helping to prepare for the holiday season.

Boyce Farms Profile OWNERS: Mike & Sheila Boyce FAMILY: Jennifer Lavrack, Michael Boyce (children); three grandchildren ADDRESS: 2813 Mt. Vernon Church Road PHONE: 919-848-8264 EMAIL: boycefarms@bellsouth.net WEBSITE: www.boycefarms.com FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/boycefarms HOURS OPEN: Nov. 23 (day after Thanksgiving) to Dec. 23: M-F, 12 noon to 7 p.m.; Sat-Sun, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

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Daughter Jennifer Lavrack and her husband Brock, of Wake Forest, also own and manage Lavrack Properties, Inc., a residential real estate brokerage firm. Their three daughters, ages six, four, and two, love to visit the farm and can be found happily serving hot chocolate to customers on weekends. Son, Michael, also lives in Wake Forest and is a fireman in Durham County. Boyce Farms operates only during the Christmas season, although there is work to be done on www.919Magazine.com


We love to see visitors pick ‘their’ special Christmas tree. SHEILA BOYCE, the trees all year long, from planting new seedlings, fertilizing, mowing around, and pruning. During a visit to Boyce Farms, customers can actually cut their own tree or have it cut for them. According to Mike, some families take turns with the saw, each one cutting some of it until it falls. “Carrying the tree from the field to the sales area can be as much fun for families as is finding and cutting the tree down,” said Mike. The farm provides the saws, tree drilling, tree shaking, tree netting, and loading onto vehicles. Customers can also find wreaths of all sizes (up to five feet), swags, crosses, garland, and mailbox covers — and every child gets a candy cane. The Boyce family takes great pride in being a part of the holiday traditions of so many Raleigh residents. “We have enjoyed sharing the Christmas season with everyone who has visited our farm,” said Sheila. “And we look forward to meeting new families this season in hopes of making it a fun experience for all.”

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A Challenge to Achieve Greatness

Olympic Gold Medalist Charlie Houchin Shares Advice, Experience

By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

Olympic Gold Medalist Charlie Houchin recently talked to local students, faculty members and parents about his London experience, achieving greatness, and his relationship with Jesus Christ. A graduate of William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh – where his parents Eddy and Jane Houchin still reside – Charlie Houchin earned his gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. swim team competing in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics in Great Britain. At Houchin’s September visit to Trinity Academy of Raleigh, where mother Jane is a high school chemistry teacher and swim coach, he encouraged students 22

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find their worth in who God created for them to become and not just try to fit into a crowd. He also challenged the youths to not fear hard work and the sacrifices necessary to achieve greatness – whether it involves athletics, music, academics or other pursuits. After his talk, Houchin talked with students, signed autographs and posed for photographs. Following high school, Houchin swam for the University of Michigan and graduated with a degree in sports management. He now swims for IX3 Sports in Jacksonville, Fla. Houchins’ parents both swam competitively while attending North Carolina State University. Trinity Academy, located at 10224 Baileywick in North Raleigh, is a member of the November | December 2012

North Carolina Association of Independent Schools. For more information, call 919-786-0114 or visit www.trinityacademy.com.

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Looking for Great Exercise and Fun?

Try Pickleball! By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

If you are looking for some great exercise and fun — all wrapped up in an easy-to-learn racquet sport, then pickleball is for you. Pickleball? Yes, pickleball. This fast paced sport, a combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis, has come to Brier Creek Community Center via Florida, Arizona, and California. “A number of residents were introduced to the game while visiting other geographies and brought the game to Brier Creek Country Club,” said Joe Borrelli, an avid racquet sports enthusiast and advocate for the game.

Though most similar to tennis, pickleball is played on a court onethird the size of a tennis court with a net mounted two inches lower than a standard tennis net. And because the game is played with a hard paddle and a polymer whiffle ball, the ball typically moves at one-third the average speed of a tennis ball. “The smaller playing area and slower moving ball makes pickleball much easier to play than tennis,” said Borrelli. Pickleball was invented in the mid-1960s by two gentlemen, Joel Pritchard, a U.S. Congressman from Washington State, and Bill Bell, a successful businessman. In an effort to give their bored family something to do, they

scrounged up some improvised racquets and a plastic ball, strung up a net on a badminton court, and discovered the combination worked quite well. Soon after, rules were created keeping in mind the original purpose, which was

Joe Borrelli Profile PROFESSION: RESIDENCE: EDUCATION: FAMILY:

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IBM (33 years, retired) Brier Creek Country Club BS, Physical Education and Health; Ashland University Lorie (wife of 34 years); 2 married adult children, one grandchild

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The smaller playing area and slower moving ball makes pickleball much easier to play than tennis. JOE BORRELLI to provide a game that the whole family could play together. The game is actually named after the Pritchard’s cocker spaniel, Pickles, who — wanting to participate — would take the ball and run off with it, making it “Pickles’ ball.” Today, pickleball has grown into an international sport with organizations all across the U.S. and in Canada, Singapore, and India. In 2009, the first-ever national pickleball tournament was held

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in Buckeye, Ariz., hosting more than 400 players from 26 states and several Canadian provinces. Brier Creek residents can get in on the pickleball action right here at Brier Creek Community Center, which provides organized games and all the equipment needed to participate. Currently, the sport is open to players aged 18 and up and

meets once a week in the Brier Creek Gym. Borrelli hopes the program can eventually be expanded to be able to include teens and children. For more information on the pickleball activities at Brier Creek Community Center, visit www. raleighnc.gov/arts/content/ PRecRecreation. For more information on pickleball, visit www.usapa.org.

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Walk For Hope

Angus Barn Hosts Huge Crowd for Annual Benefit

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Throngs of local residents walked and ran to raise money for the Foundation of Hope in October in Brier Creek. Hosted by Angus Barn, the 24th Annual Thad & Alice Eure Walk for Hope 2012 helped provide funds to provide better treatments and cures for a host of mental illnesses that exist in the world. “This annual community event raises critically needed dollars for research and treatment of mental illness,” Walk for Hope Chair Van Eure said. “The walk also brings together thousands of participants for a common cause and a day of fun.” The event featured three walk options and two run options, with the runs certified by USA Track and Field: • 10K walk from Angus Barn through William B. Umstead State Park.

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• 5K walk from Angus Barn, also through William B. Umstead State Park. • One mile family fun nature hike around the lake at the Angus Barn Pavillion. • 10K run through the park. • 5K run through the park.

More information on the Walk for Hope and the Foundation of Hope is available at www.walkforhope.com.

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››› 919 FOOD BREAK

Erin White’s Favorite Is Dish With No Name Raleigh resident Erin White – Catering Assistant at Brier Creek Country Club – learned her “No-Name Cheese Dip” recipe from her best friend in college. “We made it for occasions where we needed to bring dishes to, or nights in when we wanted an easy dish for dinner,” she said. A graduate of Meredith College, White grew up in a family of six – and indicated she doesn’t actually cook a lot. But she enjoys making this dip. “It’s just so easy,” she said.

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Erin’s No-Name Cheese Dip Ingredients: 1 block

Cream cheese

1/2 cup

Mayonnaise

1/2 1 cup

Onion, finely chopped Parmesan cheese

*Though not necessary, fresh parmesan cheese adds additional flavor

Directions:

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes, or until brown on top. Eat with any type of crackers and enjoy!

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919 Magazine’s staff gathered for the first fall picnic in September at Umstead State Park Having fun at BP Communities Program event at Leesville Road High School recently

An afternoon fall thunderstorm in North Raleigh paints a multi-colored sky

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Golfers enjoy the Brier Creek Country Club course during an early fall outing

Picking out their favorite pumpkins in October at Page Farms, just north of Brier Creek

Burn Athletic staff leads Brier Creek Elementary students in a donation yoga class to support 5th Grade Class’s effort to raise money for trip to Washington, DC

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Enjoying the BP Communities Program event at Leesville Road High School recently

Young fans holding hands while watching i9 Sports soccer and football games at Jewish Community Center fields near Norwood and Old Creedmoor Road

Face painting one of the fun activities at Leesville Road High’s annual safety fair

In Memoriam Sept. 25, 2012: “Until We Meet Again” Charles Bert Piekaar, father of Misty L. Piekaar. 919 Magazine BC

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››› 919 BUSINESS PROFILE

More than 300 Varieties of Handmade Fudge, Chocolates, Confections, and Gourmet Apples

Brier Creek’s Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Delivers On Promise of Tasty Excellence

Featuring more than 300 varieties of handmade chocolates and confections and the finest gourmet caramel apples and fudge, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory delivers on its promise of excellence. Owners Abinta Pawa and her parents Anoop and Namita Arenja take great pride in serving up delicious handmade treats at both their Triangle Town 32

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Center and Brier Creek locations. “Every customer is important to us, and we strive to make the best possible products we can,” said Abinta. “We like to think that when people enter our stores, we bring a smile to their face and make their day a little brighter.” Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is an international franchisor, Special Advertising Section

confectionery manufacturer and retail operator in the U.S., Canada and the United Arab Emirates. Based in Durango, Colo., on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains, the company manufactures and delivers an extensive line of premium chocolate candies and other confectionery products developed primarily by its master candy maker to supply its many franchise locations. www.919Magazine.com


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After visiting stores in Myrtle Beach and Durham and doing their own research, Abinta – who has a background in catering and real estate – and Arenja, a former textile factory owner, decided to open their first Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

store in 2004. “We are a family store and enjoy what we do,” said Abinta, noting that they provide impeccable service and treat every customer with the same respect and warmth as a guest who comes to their home. At the Triangle Town Center and Brier Creek stores, customers can watch a variety of caramel and candy apples, fudge, chocolate items, and confections being prepared with traditional cooking utensils, such as copper kettles on electric stoves and marble slab cooling tables. In addition to the gourmet caramel

apples and fudge, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory sells custommade and ready-to-go chocolate gift boxes, custom-made gift baskets to suit any budget, as well as gourmet chocolates which include a sugar free selection and kosher chocolates. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is located at 8521 Brier Creek Pkwy, Suite 103, and 5959 Triangle Town Center, Suite #DU2148. To contact or for more information, call 919-806-8992, email chocolatefeast@aol.com, or visit www.rmcf.com/NC/Raleigh50680.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Profile OWNERS: Abinta Pawa (Managing Partner), Anoop Arenja (Nirvana Enterprises, LLC) YEAR OPENED: 2004 ADDRESS: 8521 Brier Creek Pkwy, Suite 103, Brier Creek Commons PHONE: 919-806-8992 EMAIL: chocolatefeast@aol.com WEBSITE: www.rmcf.com/NC/Raleigh50680 OTHER LOCATION: 5959 Triangle Town Center, Suite #DU2148

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Holiday Giving Brier Creek Home to Triangle’s Largest Charitable Thrift Store

Durham Rescue Mission Efforts Provide Holiday Opportunities Durham Rescue Mission is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing food, clothing, shelter, vocational training, continuing education, job placement, permanent supportive housing, and Christian counseling. With the support of individuals, businesses, civic groups, foundations, grants, and churches, the Mission has been helping the needy and homeless since 1974 While most of the Mission’s facilities are located in Durham, its Bargain Center – the largest charitable thrift store in the Triangle – is right here in Brier Creek (on Glenwood Avenue, just up the road from the Brier Creek Parkway intersection). In advance of the upcoming holiday season, Gail Mills, who co-founded the Mission with her

husband, the Rev. Ernie Mills, recently answered questions about the effort to feed, clothe and assist the Triangle’s hungry and homeless for 919 Magazine.


A Conversation with Gail Mills, Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer for Durham Rescue Mission:

We need volunteers, groups to conduct food drives, clothing drives, furniture drives (to supply our thrift stores that are creating jobs for our graduates). Of course, we can always use financial donations.

Why does the Durham Rescue Mission exist? Mills: To help men and women find hope and overcome addictions.

What is the history of the Durham Rescue Mission? Mills: The Founder of the Durham Rescue Mission, Ernie Mills, grew up in the home of an alcoholic who died at the age of 40 because of his addiction to alcohol. Ernie does not remember anyone trying to help his dad get help for his addiction.

What is the general purpose and goals of the Durham Rescue Mission? Mills: Give men and women the tools they need to be successful in their lives. The Durham Rescue Mission has a one-year Victory Program to help residents overcome addictions. This is a Bible-based program and also includes financial planning, computer basics, and classes to create resumes and prepare graduates to get a job.

What are the future goals and plans for the Durham Rescue Mission? Mills: Among our specific plans: • Open a third thrift store. • Complete construction of a 33,000 sq. ft. multipurpose building, the Center for Hope.

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• Start plans for building a dormitory on men’s campus for Victory Program.

How many individuals and families does the Durham Rescue Mission assist each year? Mills: 1,027 in 2011, and the number is increasing… in fact, this year, we have had a 50 percent increase in the number of people living at the mission over last year. We feel we have seen this increase for a number of reasons. One is the economy and unemployment checks are running out. Another reason is the success of our graduates! They are out in the community and telling others about the help they received at the rescue mission and recommending others to come for help.

What are the Durham Rescue Mission’s greatest needs? Mills: We need volunteers, groups to conduct food drives, clothing drives, furniture drives (to supply our thrift stores that are creating jobs for our graduates). Of course, we can always use financial donations.

Gail Mills Profile POSITION: Co-Founder and CFO Durham Rescue Mission YEARS IN POSITION: 38 AGE: 63 BACKGROUND: Helped start two rescue missions; served as Secretary/Treasurer for the Southern District of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions; currently Secretary for the Samaritan Health Center

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Durham Rescue Mission History Timeline 1974

Durham Rescue Mission founded by Rev. and Mrs. Ernie Mills, with room to house 12 homeless men.

1978

DRM moves to a larger church building at 1201 East Main Street, with space for 35 men (today DRM facilities house more than 100 men).

1993

DRM opens a three-story home to provide safe shelter for five mothers and their children.

1997

DRM opens a shelter for families.

1998

DRM opens a shelter for single women (today DRM shelters for women, children and families are combined into a single facility).

2006

Rescued Treasures Thrift Shoppe and Auto Sales opens at Cornwallis Road and Highway 55 in South Durham.

2009

Durham Rescue Mission Bargain Center opens at 10701 Glenwood Avenue in the Brier Creek area.

Raleigh Rescue Mission Seeks Holiday Assistance Though not affiliated with the Durham Rescue Mission Bargain Center in Brier Creek, the Raleigh Rescue Mission – located at 314 E. Hargett St. in Raleigh – also provides shelter and food services to the homeless. Raleigh Rescue Mission began serving the homeless in 1961, but the first seeds for were planted in 1959 when two businessmen, Charlie Morton and T.W. McDaniel, invited some homeless men to a revival meeting at a local church. The organization seeks volunteers and donations. Gently used (and new) clothing, furniture and other household items are accepted TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the RRM Donation Center at 1200 Corporation Parkway, Suite 121. Food donations are accepted Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 314 E. Hargett St. downtown. Cash donations are accepted at www.raleighrescue.org. Individuals can schedule a time to volunteer for the holiday season by contacting Holly Cook at hollyc@raleighrescue.org or calling 919-828-9014.

When did the Bargain Center on Glenwood Avenue in the Brier Creek area opened? Mills: Durham Rescue Mission opened the store about three years ago to help provide jobs for Durham Rescue Mission graduates. The building had been built to be a boat dealership but the company went out of business about the time the new building was completed. The building sat empty for about four years and then the Durham Rescue Mission was able to purchase the property for use as the Triangle’s largest thrift store

Why should people patronize the Bargain Center? Mills: Customers get great bargains and they are helping people get a new start in life! We have all types of items donated to the Bargain Center – from clothing (formal to casual, even wedding gowns), a wide variety of antique items, a jewelry boutique, electronic items ranging from alarm clocks to televisions and computers, a large variety of home décor items and we even sell cars that have been donated to the Mission. By shopping at the Bargain Center our customers are helping provide jobs for graduates of our program and proceeds from the store help provide food, clothing, shelter and counseling to those coming to the Mission for help!


How can people donate items to the DRM or the Bargain Center? Mills: We accept any type of clothing, household items, electronics in working condition, small appliances (no washers, dryers or refrigerators), furniture, books, jewelry, and vehicles in running condition. Items can be dropped off at the Bargain Center. We can arrange to pick up of furniture, but not smaller items and clothing.

What are some of the more unique or unusual items donated to the Bargain Center? Mills: Once we had three trash trucks donated to the Mission and we sold them to someone starting a trash collection business!

Does the Bargain Center need volunteers, and how can people become involved? Mills: We do need volunteers and anyone interested in volunteering can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, David Cash, at 919-688-9641, ext. 1050.

Anything else you want 919 Magazine readers to know about the Durham Rescue Mission? Mills: The Durham Rescue Mission is Durham’s oldest and largest shelter provider that offers food, clothing, shelter, counseling, educational opportunities through our GSK Scholarship Endowment Fund and health care through partnership with Samaritan Health Center. The Durham Rescue Mission is a holistic ministry meeting the needs of the homeless in our area. 919 Magazine BC

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Durham Rescue Mission Special Events

Volunteers Needed for Christmas Toy Give-A-Way, Annual Thanksgiving Dinner On Thanksgiving Day, the Durham Rescue Mission hosts an Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner. A free traditional meal – with all the trimmings – is served. In addition to providing free clothing (including winter coats) and free groceries, the Mission event features games and activities for children. And, each Christmas Eve, the Durham Rescue Mission hosts an Annual Christmas Toy GiveAway – which includes serving a free traditional Christmas meal with all the trimmings, and giving away free clothing and free groceries. The event includes games and other activities for children to enjoy, every child who attends receives toys to make their Christmas extra special. Other DRM events include an Annual Easter Community Dinner on Good Friday, featuring barbecue and hotdogs, groceries, clothing and games; and the Annual Back to School Party on the third Thursday in August, which features food, clothing, groceries and provides children with backpacks and school supplies.

Want to Help with Special Events? • Individuals or groups willing to provide Christmas toys for less-fortunate children, may call 919-688-9641 for more information on how to assist the effort. • To provide direct financial support, individuals may donate directly at www.durhamrescuemission.com. To volunteer to help at the events, visit www. durhamrescuemission.com. Volunteer opportunities include organizing toys, setting up the event site, cooking, serving, setting up and manning game booths, giving away clothing, giving away groceries and cleaning up the event venue.

Durham Rescue Mission Facilities Bargain Center Brier Creek

10701 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27617 919-598-7170

Rescued Treasures Thrift Store RTP

3220 NC Hwy 55., Durham NC 27713 919-484-9014

Durham Rescue Mission Men’s Campus

1201 East Main St., Durham NC 27701 919-688-9641

Durham Rescue Mission’s Good Samaritan Inn (Women and Children’s Division) 507 E Knox St (off I-85 at Exit 177), Durham NC 27701

DRM Fact

Every day, the Durham Rescue Mission provides three nutritious meals to hungry men, women, and children – equaling 218,205 servings in 2011.


Raleigh Chamber Honors Sloan, Reviews Goals for the New Year O. Temple Sloan Jr. – founder, chairman, and CEO of General Parts International Inc. – received The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s A.E. Finley Distinguished Service Award. Given annually since 1970 in recognition of a person who has contributed time, talent, and service to the benefit of the community, the award was presented during the Chamber’s 124th Annual Meeting at the Raleigh Convention Center in September. “Temple Sloan’s steadfast dedication to both community service and to creating and growing successful businesses has resulted in immeasurable impact on the economic vitality of our region and the well-being of its citizens,” said Jim Beck, 2011-2012 Chamber chair. “It will be an honor to present this prestigious award to him in recognition of his significant contributions to our community over many years.” Sloan is chairman of the board of directors for Highwoods Properties, Inc., Shesher Creek Company, and Trail Creek Investments, as well as a member of the Golden Corral

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The Art of Style Holiday Charity Fashion Show Nov. 11 The art of style Holiday Charity Fashion Show is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Embassy Suites (Brier Creek), 8001 Arco Corporate Drive. Benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the event also will include a beer and wine tasting and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $10 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at the art of style in Brier Creek, located at 7854 Alexander Promenade Place, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday – or at http:// nc.lls.llsevent.org/holidaycharityfashionshow. The art of style is a boutique for men and women, which also has a location in Cameron Village. For more information, call 919-596-3836 or visit www.theartofstyleboutique.com.

Lombana Panther Creek PTSA President Michelle Lombana is the 2012-2013 Panther Creek High School Parent Teacher Student Association president. Others on the PTSA board include Teresa Morris, secretary; Jennifer Simis, treasurer; Tammy Pressley, VP of Communication; Nicole Gagon, VP of Ways and Means; and Meg Clarke, VP of Services. For more information or to volunteer, call 919-463-8656 or visit www.panthercreekhs.wcpss.net.

Brier Creek Hosts Run to Reclaim 5K Southbridge Fellowship plans a Run to Reclaim 5K, beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 – beginning and ending at the Regal Brier Creek Stadium movie theater. The event, which benefits the church’s orphan care ministry, also includes a one mile walk. Participants can register at www.runtoreclaim.com For more information, contact Southbridge Fellowship at 919-789-9955 or visit www. southbridgefellowship/reclaim. Regal theater is located at 919-789-9955.

Burn Athletic Opening Unique Fitness Center in Brier Creek Burn Athletic – which provides a unique fitness experience integrating sweat, strength and serenity – is opening in Brier Creek. “Burn Athletic approaches fitness and wellness through yoga, circuit, cycle and more,” said Director Jennifer Campbell. “In addition, our signature BurnBlends classes fuse two fitness modalities together for a physically challenging and mentally rejuvenating experience. “ The facility is located at 7910 Skyland Ridge Parkway. A list of classes is available at www.BurnAthletic.com/schedules. For additional information, call 919-957-2876 or visit www.BurnAthletic.com.

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Santa Arrives at Brier Creek Commons Santa Claus makes his first appearance at Brier Creek Commons from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. A full evening of family activities is planned, including visits with Santa, sleigh rides, a fun photo booth, live music, face painting, a balloon artist and more. Among the highlights: • Bring a gently used children’s book (or purchase one at Barnes and Noble Booksellers) to donated at the Reach Out and Read event. Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. • Stop by the fun photo booth and snap a family photo for $2 and help support breast cancer awareness. Festive props and hats will be available for dress up. • Horse-drawn sleigh rides will begin near the fountain plaza – and will continue on Fridays and Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 23. November | December 2012

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919 COMMUNITY ‹‹‹ Qualcomm Expands Brier Creek Center San Diego-based Qualcomm, which makes wireless chips for the mobile phone industry, plans to expand its Research Triangle Park Design Center by more than 40,000 sq. ft. at Brier Creek Corporate Center. The Brier Creek operation’s mission is to create the next generation of processor technology for the wireless industry and is the team behind Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform. Qualcomm currently employs more than 400 employees at the Brier Creek facility.

Versona Opens in Brier Creek Commons Charlotte-based Versona Accessories opened a new store in Brier Creek Commons in September. The high-end boutique is the “affordable place to shop for all of your accessory needs” according to new manager, Noelle Holloman. The large store offers a wide selection of belts, shoes, scarves, handbags, apparel, hair accessories and jewelry – and is known for “color coding” each section of the store, featuring a specific color palette and all the accessories within that color conveniently displayed together. Versona is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., MondaySaturday, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at 8161 Brier Creek Parkway (near Michaels).

Winter Intensive 2013 Dance Event Jan. 5 Stage Door Dance Winter Intensive 2013 is Jan. 5 at the Brier Creek studio.

For more information, call 919-248-0901 or visit www.versonaacessories.com.

Among the guest instructors are Thayne Jasperson (currently in “Newsies” on Broadway), Cara Goodwin (instructor and former student at Denise Wall’s Dance Energy), and John Michael Fiumara (dancer at the Abby Lee Dance Company).

Peggy Payne Leads Mills Park PTSA President of the Mills Park Middle School 2012-2013 Parent Teacher Student Association is Peggy Payne. Others on the PTSA board include Colleen Greg, VP of Ways and Means; Amy Hale, VP of Programs; Trudi D’Ambrosio, VP of Communication; Michelle Hannon, secretary; Mary Barker, treasurer.

The Intensive is open to dancers age 7 and older, but space is limited. Cost is $115. Stage Door Dance is located at 2720 Godley Lane, Suite 101, across from Frankie’s in Brier Creek. For more information or to register for the Intensive, call 919-720-3036 or visit www.stagedoordance.com.

For more information or to volunteer, call 919466-1500 or visit www.millsparkms.wcpss.net.

Crown Trophy Supports Charity Groups Crown Trophy and Awards of Raleigh participated in several recent local events, by donating awards given to participants. “Our business believes in helping organizations in which children are benefitted,” said Bob Falkenbach of Crown Trophy, located at 2431 Spring Forest Road in North Raleigh. Crown provided awards for the New York Life Comfort Zone Camp Golf Tournament, held Sept. 17 at Brier Creek Country Club. The camp provides comfort and gives hope for children who grieve. Crown also provided awards to the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation for its “Let’s Cure AHC 5K Race/Walk” on Sept. 22. Crown donated awards to the UNC Lineberger Pediatric Oncology & Hematology Clinic’s “Get Heeled 5K” in Chapel Hill on Oct. 13. For more information on Crown Trophy, call 919-878-6565 or visit www.crowntrophy.com/store-148.

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Triangle Eye Institute Opens in BC Triangle Eye Institute is now open in Brier Creek, at 10371 Moncreiffe Road, Suite 105, in the Brierdale Shopping Center. The optometry practice provides comprehensive services at the new location, which is open Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 919-341-4435, email info@tei2020.com, or visit www.tei2020.com.

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››› 919 COMMUNITY Panther Creek Earns Recognition Panther Creek High School is the only comprehensive high school in the Wake County Public School System to earn the two highest levels for school recognition. North Carolina named PCHS an Honor School of Excellence. In addition, PCHS met 35 of 35 targets for Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO, formerly Adequate Yearly Progress) of No Child Left Behind.

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Based upon initial state data, the Class of 2012 at PCHS is in a position to earn recognition for the highest WCPSS graduation rate and one of the state’s highest with 94.7% of the graduates earning their diplomas in four or fewer years. For detailed information and data on PCHS and other schools, visit www.wcpss.net.

TLC for Bikes Expands in North Raleigh TLC for Bikes is expanding its North Raleigh location, adding an additional 1,000 sq. ft. of floor space in early December. Located at 8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 105, in Raleigh, TLC for Bikes is known for its 30 years of USAC Bike Mechanic skills and building custom bikes. In addition to offering road bikes, mountain bikes, greenway bikes, a wide range of nutrition products and clothing is available. Not only does TLC for Bikes provide bike riding skills clinics, bike repair classes, and spin classes during the winter months, it also organizes weekend bike rides. Saturdays’ 40-mile rides and Sundays’ 60-mile rides both average 14 miles per hour.

It’s Jinglebell time again at Brier Creek Country Club. Jinglebell is a charitable golf event held each year since 2004 on the Friday before Christmas. Originally organized by a bunch of friends and neighbors, the first outing included 24 players and raised $1,100 for someone who had lost their Christmas gifts in a house fire, according to Brett Williams. Williams, a local resident, said since the start, the money raised – now donated each year to the Raleigh Rescue Mission to assist the homeless, hungry, and less fortunate – has continued to increase and totals more than $65,000. More information on this year’s event – scheduled for Dec. 21 – is available at www.facebook.com/ JinglebellInvitational. Donations are accepted made out to Raleigh Rescue Mission, and mailed to Brett Williams, P.O. Box 91582, Raleigh, NC 27675.

For additional information, call 919-324-4966 or visit www.tlc4bikes.com.

Short Takes Panther Creek High School senior Claire Wagner will be a part of the U-17 girls U.S. National World Cup soccer team this fall. Wagner and the team open play Sept. 22 against France in Azerbaijen…Wake County school board recently approved new magnet programs at three North Raleigh schools: Fox Road Elementary, Carroll Middle and Green Elementary…Save the date: Panther Creek High School’s 2013 Catamount Gala Auction & Dinner is set for 6:30 p.m to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at Brier Creek Country Club…Yes, that was the Leesville Road High School band performing Oct. 14 outside Noodles & Company in Brier Creek Commons. The 42

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mini-concert was part of a fundraiser for the band’s upcoming trip to London…Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department seeks youth basketball coaches, scorekeepers and officials for the upcoming DecemberFebruary season. Call 919-831-6836 or email athletics@raleighnc.gov…Dr. G’s Weight Loss and Wellness Center is expected to open in Brier Creek Commons, in the former Quizno’s location…A Dover Saddlery retail store is scheduled to open soon in the Best Buy shopping center in Brier Creek. Founded in 1975, Dover Saddlery sells English horse and tack supplies and riding apparel for horse and rider…Blue Line Aviation LLC recently celebrated its grand opening at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. November | December 2012

Blue Line provides affordable aviation training at 1775 E International Drive, Suite 206. Call 919-840-0064 or email info@BlueLineAviationLLC.com for more information…Brier Creek Elementary School had a Family Picnic and Chicken Plate Fundraiser in October to raise money to support the 5th Grade field trip to Washington, DC, next spring. To donate to the fundraising effort, email DCtrip@ briercreekpta.org…All Saints United Methodist Church – which currently meets Sundays at Brier Creek Elementary School – celebrated with a Fall Festival at 204 Smallwood Drive in Morrisville, site of the planned church facility. For more information, call 919-349-1097.

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13 Tips for a Safer, Less Stressful Holiday Season Get your holidays off to a great start! Use our tips to help make your planning, shopping, and celebrating more fun, safe, efficient – and less stressful.

1. If traveling by air, don’t wrap gifts. Travelers can get through airport security line faster by traveling with unwrapped gifts and following the 3-1-1 rule when carrying on liquids (3.4 oz. bottle of liquid or less; 1 quart-size clear, plastic bag; and 1 page per person.

2. Keep food safe. Though convenient to entertain a crowd, holiday often buffets in foot left out for long periods of time invite bacteria that cause foodborne illness. It’s best to use shallow containers – and never leave foods sitting out for more than two hours.

3. Avoid the holiday blues. Though holidays are a joyous time of the year for many people, the season also can make it more stressful – especially for individuals who are depressed. Exercise, focusing on positive relationships, and doing things that are rewarding can help.

4. Give the gift of service. Often, the greatest gift is to give to service to others. Spending three hours a week reading to a child, results in that child being twice as likely to score in the top 25 percent in reading. Working to secure food donations for a local soup kitchen or food bank directly provides meals to hungry

individuals.

5. Buy safe toys. To keep kids safe, make sure to choose age appropriate toys and look for labels with safety advice. For young children, avoid toys with small parts, sharp edges, and electric toys that can heat up. Always purchase safety gear in addition to sportsrelated gifts or ride-on toys, such as bicycles or skateboards. Electric toys should be UL/FM approved. Toys with sharp points, sharp edges, strings, cords, and parts small enough to be swallowed should not be given to small children.

6. Prevent holiday fires. Every holiday season, fires claim the lives of more than 400 people and cause more than $990 million in damage. Keep the family safe by using nonflammable decorations, not overloading electrical sockets, and take care when using lit candles. If displaying a live Christmas tree, water it regularly. If displaying an artificial tree, look for a fire-resistant label. Turn off all Christmas lights when retiring for the night or leaving the house (the lights could short out and start a fire).

7. Pay attention to portion sizes. It can be hard to choose healthy foods when the holidays are filled with temptations, such as cookies, candies and pies. One way to maintain a healthy weight over the holidays is to enjoy your meals — but avoid oversized portions. It’s also important to balance food choices with physical activity to avoid weight gain.

8. Save money with LED holiday lights. Electricity bills can grow during the holidays, but if light-emitting diode, or LED, holiday lights offer a quality alternative to traditional lights and save both energy and money. The Department of Energy estimates that if every household switched to LED holiday lights, the U.S. would save at least $410 million in electricity costs.

9. Celebrate on a budget. The holidays can be expensive, but it’s not necessary to break the bank to celebrate. Taking a few minutes now to plan holiday spending could prevent taking on debt. Start by creating a holiday spending plan, keep track of what you spend, avoid impulse purchases, and leave the credit cards at home.

10. Protect the home. Don’t let the rush and excitement of the holiday season result in carelessness in protecting the home from potential criminals. Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when leave the house; use automatic timers for lighting; and keep gifts and other valuables out of site through windows.

11. Tend the fireplace. Before lighting any fire, remove all greens, boughs, papers and other decorations from fireplace area. Check to see that the flue is open. Use care with “fire salts,” which produce colored flames when thrown on wood fires. They can contain heavy metals that can cause intense gastrointestinal irritation and vomiting if eaten. Do not burn wrapping papers in the fireplace — a flash fire may result as wrappings ignite suddenly and burn intensely.

12. Take extra care with children and pets. Start with a Christmas favorite: Poinsettias. Known to be poisonous to humans and animals, keep them well out of reach. Keep decorations at least six inches above the child’s reach. Watch children and pets around space heaters or the fireplace. Do not leave a child or pet unattended. Store scissors and any sharp objects that you use to wrap presents out of your child’s reach.

13. Shop and plan early. Parents are busy, couples are busy, working adults are busy…everyone’s busy – and the holidays just get busier. A number of reasons exist to get shopping done early: Take advantage of early sales; avoid the crowds; get the best selection, before the most popular items sell out. Experts say planning out purchases well in advance – even before Halloween – will make it easier to get the shopping done in a less stressful way.


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Leesville Band Headed to London Award-Winning Band to Play Prestigious New Year’s Event By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

Among its many accolades and awards, the Leesville Road High School Symphonic Band will be able to add the 2013-2014 London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival to their impressive list of performances. “We are all very honored to be offered this great opportunity,” said Christopher Serina, LRHS conductor of bands. Eighty-three members strong, the LRHS Symphonic Band is the top band at LRHS. They serve as both a symphonic band (performing in a concert setting) as well as a

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block. The band has traveled to and performed in various competitions and events across North America, but this will be their first overseas trip. The London New Year’s Day Parade is the largest event of its kind

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and a worldwide television audience counted in the hundreds of millions. It is supported by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and boasts a list of active patrons and supporters including the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, and the Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster. As part of the festivities, the band will also perform in the Gala Concert series to be held in the prestigious Cadogan Hall, home of the London Philharmonic. The official invitation – a site visit and invitation ceremony – was held in October at the school. Special guests from London included the Honorable Councilor Catherine Longworth, former Lord Mayor of Westminster, and Mr. Robert Bone, the executive director of the London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival. The ceremony included a formal introduction and welcome for all special guests, a short performance

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by the Leesville Road High School Symphonic Band, the formal presentation of the parade invitation by the Lord Mayor and executive director, press interviews, a brief reception for all guests, and a tour of Leesville Road High School. An important step in getting to London is raising the much needed funds to make the trip. To that end, Amy Perkins, Band Club vice president of fundraising, is spearheading the large fundraising campaign. “We look forward to community support in helping us make it to London for this event,” said Serina. “We are certainly accepting donations and financial support to help us raise funds for all members to be able to attend.” For more information, to volunteer, or to make a donation, visit www. leesvilleband.org, or contact LRHS Bands Organization Vice President of Fundraising, Amy Perkins, at 919-805-1994.

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PANTHER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS PREVIEWS Men’s Basketball HEAD COACH

L.J. Hepp

YEARS IN PCHS POSITION Entering fourth season (first year back after being away past three seasons; coached PCHS when school opened in 2006 until 2009) CAREER RECORD

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Shawan Robinson,

Dameon Clay

2011 RECORD

11-13

2011 PLAYOFFS

N/A

RETURNING STARTERS

Nubian Spann

RETURNING LETTERMEN

Nubian Spann, Tre David

COACH’S OUTLOOK “The varsity team will have a lot of new faces. We are looking forward to working hard to get better every day!”

Gymnastics HEAD COACH

Breanne Hija

YEARS IN PCHS POSITION

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2011 HONORS Placed third in North Carolina State Championship tournament COACH’S OUTLOOK “For the 2012 season, I expect the girls will develop a good work ethic and understand the value of teamwork.”

Men’s Swimming & Diving HEAD COACH YEARS IN PCHS POSITION

Larry Umberger 1

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Greg Ray

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12-3

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Women’s Swimming & Diving HEAD COACH Larry Umberger YEARS IN PCHS 1 OTHER COACHES Greg Ray 2011 RECORD 14-1 2011 PLAYOFFS Tri-9 Conference Meet Runner-Up; 2012 4A Eastern Region Champions; North Carolina State Championship runners up 2011 HONORS Four swimmers received All Conference honors; five conference individual event champions; two conference relay champions; two regional individual event champions; two regional relay champion teams; four regional individual event runners up; four swimmers received All State honors; two individual event state champions; three swimmers received Academic All American honors; four swimmers received All American honors COACH’S OUTLOOK “We have a strong group of swimmers returning from a state runner up team. We are looking to stay in the mix for the conference championship and maintain our place as one of the top teams in the state.”

Women’s Basketball HEAD COACH Geoff Bowman YEARS IN PCHS POSITION 4 OTHER COACHES Megan Justice 2011 RECORD 16-9 2011 PLAYOFFS Lost at Southern Alamance, first round of state playoffs 2011 HONORS Finished in third place in the Tri-9 Conference COACH’S OUTLOOK “We have a lot of experience in the paint and hope to use this to our advantage on both ends of the court. Others will need to step up if we hope to contend for a conference title.”

Wrestling HEAD COACH Jonathan Armfield YEARS IN PCHS POSITION 6 OTHER COACHES Jeff Elliott, Mike Houston 2011 RECORD 19-10 2011 PLAYOFFS N/A 2011 HONORS 2010 Eastern Regional Finalist; Tri-9 Conference Champions 2010-12; two-time Tri-9 Conference Coach of the Year; Cary Chamber of Commerce Coach of the Year 2012. COACH’S OUTLOOK “We are looking forward to making the 2012-13 season a successful one, with four returning state qualifiers. We are committed to returning to the playoffs after missing the cut last year. Panther Creek also has an experienced squad with seven seniors in the line up. It should be a fun and memorable season.”

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LEESVILLE ROAD HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS PREVIEWS Men’s Basketball HEAD COACH

Russ Frazier

For us to be successful we have to play in the moment, make every day count and good things will happen for Leesville Road basketball.

YEARS IN LRHC POSITION First year at LRHS OTHER COACHES 2011 RECORD

Ishua Benjamin, Gibson Pyper 10-13

2011 PLAYOFFS

N/A

COACH’S OUTLOOK “We are excited and ready to get to work. The boys have worked very hard this fall to get better. We are going to continue to put forth that kind of effort and try to get better everyday. The strides we have made over a short period of time have started to show. For us to be successful we have to play in the moment, make every day count and good things will happen for Leesville Road basketball. This type of attitude will help us become successful.”

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RUSS FRAZIER, LRHS Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Indoor Track & Field HEAD COACH Michael Grether, Matthew Cross YEARS IN LRHC POSITION Grether (1), Cross (2) OTHER COACHES Kyle Goodman, Trumaine McCaskill, Ryan Ziegler 2011 HONORS Girls 4x800 qualified for the North Carolina State Championship meet COACH’S OUTLOOK “We are very excited to have a number of competitors who will have the chance to qualify and place at States.”

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Beth Tessier, Corey Speaks

YEARS IN LRHC POSITION

Tessier (12), Speaks (6)

COACH’S OUTLOOK “We can’t wait for the season to start. We set up personal goals for each girl at the start of the season. Our team goal is to earn a team title for Leesville. Go Pride!”

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HEAD COACH Hal Wertich YEARS IN LRHC POSITION First year at LRHS (17th as a Head Coach) OTHER COACHES Katie Mundell (JV) 2011 RECORD 10/13 2011 PLAYOFFS N/A COACH’S OUTLOOK “Based on the fall individual workouts, the attitude, and enthusiasm of all the girls, we expect to continue the success started by our fall sports’ teams. A good mix of returning juniors and seniors gives LRHS the best talent in years.”

HEAD COACH YEARS IN LRHC POSITION

Emily Izquierdo 5

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Meredith Howerth

HEAD COACH Jason Wyss YEARS IN LRHC POSITION 13 OTHER COACHES Joe Cesari 2011 RECORD 21-10 2011 PLAYOFFS N/A 2011 HONORS Finished second at the Cap 8 Conference Tournament. Co-Team champs at Easter Alamance Duals. Qualified two wrestlers to North Carolina State Tournament.

2011 PLAYOFFS Men’s Swimming & Diving team placed first in the Eastern Regional meet and third in the North Carolina State Championship meet. 2011 HONORS LRHS swimmer Hannah Lincoln made it to the 2012 Olympic trials. Lincoln also was women’s MVP for the North Carolina State Championship meet (Lincoln graduated and she now swims at UNC-Chapel Hill). COACH’S OUTLOOK “LRHS is coming off of a great season from our Men’s first place Regional Championship and 3rd place State Championship last year and we look forward to an even better season this year.” 919 Magazine BC

COACH’S OUTLOOK Compete for the Cap 8 regular season and tournament titles — and make a deep run in the state playoffs. Finish top five in the region and qualify as many wrestlers as possible for the North Carolina State Tournament.

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Unwind, Explore, Play and Learn

North Raleigh’s Durant Nature Park Offers Unique Opportunity to Explore Natural Beauty

By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

What better way to unwind, explore, play, and learn about nature than with a visit to Durant Nature Park in North Raleigh. Visitors will enjoy a variety of amenities, including five miles of trails, two lakes, easy access to the city of Raleigh greenway system, rental facilities, picnic shelters, and a playground for the kids. This 237-acre hidden natural gem in the middle of a bustling city also offers a self-guided interpretive tree trail, year-round environmental education programs on a variety 50

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it extremely rewarding to be able to help instill in others an appreciation of nature or a newfound sense of wonder about our natural world,” said Corbally. “Each season offers something unique for our visitors to enjoy, from spring wildflowers, monarch caterpillars, fall foliage, or nesting owls, there are always exciting happenings going on in this beautiful neck of the woods.”

AMY CORBALLY, Durant Nature Park Manager

Durant Nature Park Profile ADDRESS: 8305 Camp Durant Road DIRECTIONS: Off Durant Road, east of Capital Boulevard (north of I-540) MANAGER: Amy Corbally PARK HOURS: Dawn to dusk PARK OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., M-F PHONE: 919-870-2871 WEBSITE: www.raleighnc.gov ACTIVITIES: Birding, hiking, fishing, special activities, events, summer camps, wildlife observation, more

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››› 919 BUSINESS PROFILE

Experience the Transformation The Art of Style Helps Men And Women Discover Timeless Fashion, Unique Lifestyle Step into the art of style, a unique clothing boutique for men and women, and you just might find yourself transformed. Owner Kendra Leonard, passionate about people and clothes, helps men and women discover themselves through timeless fashion that is unique to one’s individual style and lifestyle. “We celebrate the differences in everybody, and we use clothing to express that uniqueness” said Leonard. She takes great pride in celebrating local artists and offering affordable clothing unavailable anywhere else in the area. Leonard, mother to 12-year-old Kayla, is herself on a journey of transformation. After losing her husband to leukemia in October of 2009, and shortly thereafter being passed up for a promotion at Banana Republic where she had worked for over 11 years, she dived headfirst into a business venture that would enable her to help others.

Whew! These days, she dedicates herself to running her successful business and catering to her clients by offering clean, modern, classic fashions along with incomparable customer service. Clients will discover contemporary clothes from designers, such as Agave denim, Amour Vert, JC Rags, Dept, and Sol Angeles perfect for work, weekend, and vacation. The art of style is all about style, quality, value, and celebrating life. Monthly celebrations at the art of style have included biannual fashion shows in May and November, a black and white party in July, an art party in August, Light the Night for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in October, and a stylish networking class in December. “We enjoy being creative in bringing people together for a good time and for something greater than themselves as well,” said Leonard. “We strive to do everything with humility.” According to Leonard, nothing brightens her day more than hearing from her clients that each time they wear something from the art of style, they receive compliments. “Nothing means more to us than when these experiences are shared with us and with others,” said Leonard.

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Operation Hope Reins

‘Southbridge Serves ‘ Volunteers Help Prepare for Salute to Fort Bragg Families Southbridge Fellowship members spent a day in October preparing the grounds at Hope Reins of Raleigh for a special event, part of the church’s Southbridge Serves program. The “Operation Hope Reins” event saluted families of the nation’s soldiers and provided hundreds of children from Fort Bragg a day of interactive games, arts and crafts and interacting with the horses on the ranch on Old Creedmoor Road north of I-540. Southbridge Serves volunteers worked to improve trails, spruce up buildings, and landscape. Hope Reins of Raleigh is home to a group of rescued horses that serve as “equine counselors” to children ages 5-18 with a background of abuse, illness, trauma or an at-risk environment. For more information, visit www.hopereinsraleigh.org. Southbridge Fellowship meets Sundays at the Brier Creek Movie Theater. For more information, call 919-789-9955 or visit www.southbridgefellowship.com.

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Holiday Events

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Holiday Open House 1 pm-4 pm Special discounts, Santa & entertainment. Stonehenge Market, 7496 Creedmoor Rd. 713-866-6005. www.shopstonehengemarket.com

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8:30 am- 10:00 am The Angel Tree, displayed at Crabtree Valley Mall, holds the names of children for whom individuals or companies can purchase new clothing and toys. Crabtree Valley Mall 4325 Glenwood Ave. 919-834-6733 www.keepthebellringing.org

11/29, 7 pm; 11/30, 6 pm & 8 pm; 12/1, 6 pm & 8 pm; 12/2, 5 pm Beautiful music and an elegant presentation highlight this event. Tickets available at website or Welcome Center. Donations accepted; plus, a canned food drive supports Second Mile Ministry. Grey Stone Baptist Church, 2601 Hillsborough Rd., Durham 919-286-2281 www.gsdurham.com

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Exhibition allows visitors to travel through a wintery Carolina. Toy trains chug along more than 400 feet of rails. Admission: $3 Museum of Life and Science 433 Murray Ave, Durham 919-220-5429 www.ncmls.org

Salvation Army Angel Tree

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Santa’s Arrival 5:30-8:30 pm A full evening of family activities is planned, including visits with Santa, horse-drawn sleigh rides, a fun photo booth, live music, face painting, a balloon artist and more. Brier Creek Commons. www.shopbriercreekcommons.com

11/17

67thAnnual Raleigh Christmas Parade 9:40 am Largest Christmas parade between Washington, DC, and Atlanta. Begins on Hillsborough Street at St. Mary’s Street, proceeds to the State Capitol, turns right onto Salisbury Street, turns left onto Morgan Street, turns right onto Fayetteville Street, and continues to Lenoir Street. Downtown Raleigh. 919-755-9235 www.grma.org/christmas-parade

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Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker Raleigh Memorial Auditorium 2 East South St. 919-996-8700 www.carolinaballet.com

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Shrek the Musical Raleigh Memorial Auditorium 2 East South St. 919-996-8700 www.progressenergycenter.com

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Living Christmas Tree

Scandinavian Christmas Fair 10 am-5 pm Traditional crafts and food, Nordic imports, Lucia Procession, folk costume show, music, children’s activities. Admission: Adults, $7; children free under 13. NC State Fair Grounds (Holshouser Building) 1025 Blue Ridge Rd. 919-824-2335 www.scanfair.org

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Durham Holiday Fun Fest 1 pm- 5 pm Activities and events for entire family, including campfire with smores, trackless train rides, an interactive Kid’s corner, snow sledding, Santa meet and greet, and food vendors. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St, Durham. 919-560-4355 www.durhamnc.gov

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Tree Lighting at State Capitol 5 pm, music begins 6:15, lighting ceremony North Carolina’s governor, accompanied by children, lights the State Christmas on Union Square. Downtown Raleigh. 919-733-4994. www.ncstatecapitol.org

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41st Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour 1 pm-7 pm Walk through the past as 11 historic homes open their doors to visitors. Tickets: $20 advance; $30 day of show www.historicoakwood.org

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Carolina Wonderland Express

Christmas Tree Sales 11/23 (until sold)

Bethesda Volunteer Fire Station 2 Christmas tree sales fund purchase of fire equipment. 7305 Leesville Rd 919-596-4433

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Boyce Farms 12 pm-7 pm, Mon-Fri 9 am-7 pm, Sat-Sun “Cut your own” opportunities, or select other cut varieties at this commercial tree farm. 2813 Mount Vernon Rd 919-848-8264 www.boycefarms.com

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Optimist Club of Raleigh 3 pm-9 pm, Mon-Fri 9 am-9 pm, Sat 12 pm-9 pm, Sun Christmas tree sales fund club services to community. 2813 Mount Vernon Rd 919-848-8264 www.raleigh-optimist.org www.919Magazine.com


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Tips on Selecting a Dance Studio

Chasta Hamilton Calhoun Owner/Artistic Director Stage Door Dance 2720 Godley Lane, Suite 101 919-720-3036 www.StageDoorDance.com

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Parents spend hours investigating and interviewing schools and extracurricular activities. Children spend countless hours at these institutions and parents make a hefty financial investment in them, too. When choosing a dance studio, consider these factors to assist in determining your child’s dance training facility. • OWNER: The studio owner must be accessible to address questions and concerns. • FACILITY: Studios should be clean and have proper dance floors with a sprung subfloor, mirrors, and sound systems. Inquire about the studio’s safety procedures in regards to entering/exiting the building. • INSTRUCTORS: Strong studios value quality instruction. Inquire about the backgrounds and qualifications of the studio’s staff. • CURRICULUM: The studio should have a curriculum system in place. • UPRFONT INFORMATION: All programming, expense, and calendar

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information should be detailed upfront. • ACCREDITATION: The studio should be affiliated with a professional accrediting organization, such as Dance Masters of America and the Cecchetti Council of America. • INDUSTRIAL CONNECTIONS: Make sure the studio is abreast of current dance trends. Does the studio bring in guest artists and/or attend conventions? • OBSERVATION: Dance studios should allow parent observation (closed circuit monitoring, observation windows, or instudio observation opportunities). • PROFESSIONALISM: The culture of the studio should be professional, responsible, and accountable. Ultimately, you are leaving your dancer’s welfare, potential passion for dance, and physical safety in the hands of your chosen dance studio. Be proactive in finding the facility that is the best investment for your child. Special Advertising Section

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Building Bridges of Life Change

Southbridge Fellowship Planning to Extend Reach, and Expand Dramatically Scott Lehr, lead pastor of Southbridge Fellowship, is on a mission – a mission to build bridges of life change throughout the Triangle area. Southbridge strives to proclaim the Gospel of Christ so that others would be connected to Jesus for life change. “God placed a burden on my wife and my heart to begin a church where God showed up and did stuff that could only be explained by Him,” said Lehr. “We wanted to see lives changed the way He has changed ours.” Southbridge Fellowship, an outwardly focused church, began in September 2006 when about 40 people gathered to talk about starting a church that would exist to reach the Raleigh-Durham community. Today, the church is in transition — on the verge of tremendous growth – as its founders and congregation plan to expand and build on a new 10.79-acre property along Glenwood Avenue. “Our plan is to build our first worship center on this property, along with space for Bridge Kids – our ministry to families with children,” said Lehr. “It will take a Godsized faith to move us to this next level, where hundreds of changed lives become thousands of changed lives.” Lehr considers the new facility only the beginning of a 10-year strategic plan – called 10X. “Once we are in our new facility, we believe we’ll quickly reach 1,000 people on a weekly basis,” he said. “But we don’t want to become internally focused and stop there. In terms of numbers of people, our goal is to be reaching 10,000 on a weekly basis within 10 years.” Lehr earned his master’s degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, and he and his wife, Shanna, are parents to four girls: Ella, Ava, Janie, and Gracie. “About five years ago, God led my wife and me to Raleigh to start

Southbridge Fellowship Profile PASTOR: Scott Lehr STAFF: Jon Cullen, Executive Pastor Jason Tovey, Shepherding Pastor Jad Walters, Worship Pastor Brad Altice, Children’s Director Josh Tovey, Youth Minister Michelle McCann, Ministry Asst. Stephanie Michael, Adm. Asst. Carrie Evans, Comm. Intern YEAR STARTED: 2006 MAIN OFFICE: 9311 Focal Point, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27617 SUNDAY SERVICES: Brier Creek Movie Theater, 8611 Brier Creek Parkway WEBSITE: www.southbridgefellowship.com EMAIL: southbridge@southbridgefellowship.com PHONE: 919-789-9955

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Pastor Scott Lehr Profile PASTOR: Scott Lehr AGE: 35 POSITION: Lead Pastor, Southbridge Fellowship EDUCATION: Master of Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary, ThM FAMILY: Shanna (wife); Ella, Ava, Janie, Gracie (daughters) PETS: Noble (dog)

Southbridge Fellowship – a church with a simple mission to connect people to Jesus for life change,” said Lehr. “We have been blessed to see God change lives as marriages have been restored, addictions have been broken, people have come to Jesus for the first time, and many have returned to Him.” According to Lehr, members of Southbridge Fellowship are some of the friendliest people from all different and unique backgrounds. The church offers a variety of worship groups with something for everyone including e-groups, Bridge Kids, Southbridge Youth United (Transformed for middle schoolers and Forge for high schoolers), Celebrate Recovery, and Southbridge Serves. “Everything we do revolves around our three core values of encountering God: Embracing one another, and engaging our world for the purpose of connecting people to Jesus for life change,” said Lehr. Southbridge Fellowship meets at Brier Creek Movie Theater, 8611 Brier Creek Parkway. For more information, visit www.southbridgefellowship.com, or email southbridge@ southbridgefellowship.com, or call 919-789-9955.

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OBESITYIN NORTH CAROLINA

Almost 30 PERCENT of North Carolina residents are obese. A new detailed study released by The Trust for America’s Health notes that, between 2008 and 2010, obesity rates in the Tar Heel state were 29.4 PERCENT – and almost 26 PERCENT of adults remained inactive in their daily lives. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE STUDY: 17 PERCENT of North Carolina’s population was uninsured in 2010, the 16th highest in the U.S. 17.7 PERCENT of the state’s high school students in 2009 used tobacco products, while 21.8 PERCENT of high school students suffered from asthma. North Carolina in 2010 had the eighth highest number of cases of tuberculosis (296).

NEW PROGRAM FIGHTS YOUTH OBESITY Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill are launching a five-year, $3.3 MILLION PROGRAM to work with licensed child-care providers to help lower youth obesity rates. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the effort will enroll 150 family child-care homes within 100 miles of the campuses in the new “Healthy You, Healthy Home, Healthy Business” or “H-3” program. The program begins in 2013.

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Duke University officials launched a $3.25 billion fundraising campaign with strategic goals that include enriching the Duke experience, activating Duke's power for the world and sustaining the university's momentum. The comprehensive campaign, "Duke Forward: Partnering for the Future," will support priorities across Duke's 10 schools, Duke Medicine and a range of university programs. "The generosity and vision of our supporters have propelled our rise to the very top tier of universities," said Duke President Richard H. Brodhead. "Through Duke Forward, we will capitalize on our university's spirit of innovation and partnership to help shape new solutions and train the leaders and problem-solvers our world requires." The campaign, co-chaired by trustees Anne Bass, Bruce Karsh and David Rubenstein, is expected to run until June 30, 2017. It is the first university-wide campaign since the Campaign for Duke, which ended in 2003 and raised $2.36 billion. A new website, www.dukeforward.duke.edu, illustrates the priorities of the campaign, features campaign news and highlights opportunities for university supporters to become involved. Duke Medicine, including the Duke University Health System, School of Medicine and School of Nursing, is a significant part of the overall campaign, with a $1.2 billion goal focused on improving human health through innovative research, rapid translation of discovery, forward-thinking education, evidence-based practice and eliminating health disparities locally and globally.

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Residents of North Carolina rank eighth nationally, in terms of exposure to toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Film productions in North Carolina already have eclipsed 2011’s recording According to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council setting numbers for in-state spending. (NRDC), the report also found a 19 percent decrease in all air toxics emitted from power plants in 2010, the most recent data available, compared to As of summer 2012, the North Carolina Film Office had received notification 2009 levels. The welcomed drop, which also includes a 4 percent decrease from more than 35 PRODUCTIONS regarding filming in the Tar in mercury emissions, results from two key factors: The increasing use by power companies of natural gas; and the installation of state-of-the-art Heel state this year, according to the North Carolina Film Office. Officials said pollution controls by many plants (in anticipation of new health the projects are expected to have a direct in-state spend of more than $300 protections by the Environmental Protection Agency). million – while creating 15,000-PLUS JOB In the second edition of “Toxic Power: How Power Plants Contaminate Our Air and States,” NRDC also found that coal- and oil-fired power plants OPPORTUNITIES, including more than 3,300 crew positions for the still contribute nearly half (44 percent) of all the toxic air pollution reported state’s skilled film professional workforce. to the EPA’s Protection Agency’s Toxics Release Inventory. The report also Production has taken place or was scheduled to take place in 30 OF ranks the states by the amount of their toxic air pollution levels. Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania top the list of states THE STATE’S 100 COUNTIES this year with highlights whose residents are most exposed to pollution from including Iron Man 3, Safe Haven, We’re the Millers, The Warren Files (The power plants. Other states listed as worse than Conjuring), The Occult, Jessabelle and the independent features You Are Here North Carolina were Indiana, West Virginia, Florida and Michigan. and Writers. Television production has also increased with cameras rolling on NRDC is an international non-profit the second season of the award winning series Homeland and two new series, environmental organization with more than 1.3 million members. More Banshee and Revolution, as well as the most recent season of The Bachelorette. information is available at National commercials for Under Armour, ESPN and Mountain Dew have also www.nrdc.org. lensed in Magazine the state. BC 58 919 November | December 2012 www.919Magazine.com


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The percentage of Americans living in metropolitan areas will increase by roughly a third over the next three decades, according to a new study by Global Insight – and North Carolina’s two largest metro areas both are predicted to be among the top 10 fastest growing. In the study, metro Raleigh-Cary is listed with a 2012 population of 1,194,100, which is expected to grow by 86.5 percent by 2042, to 2,227,300. That ranks it third on the fastest growing cities list. Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill metro area’s population will increase from 2012’s 1,830,400 people to 3,014,900 in 2042 – a 64.7 percent increase, ranking 10th on the list. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos (Texas) topped the 30-year population growth list, followed by Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale (Arizona). After Raleigh-Cary were Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario (California), Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (Florida), Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta (Georgia), Las Vegas-Paradise (Nevada), Salt Lake City (Utah), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (Texas). SOURCE: Global Insight

Best Cities for Jobs in U.S.? Raleigh-Cary Ranks Nationally

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Raleigh-Cary ranks seventh on a 2012 Forbes Magazine listing of the best “Big Cities” for jobs. Austin, Tex., topped the annual list, leading several Texas cities to dominate the Top 10: Houston placed second, with Fort Worth fourth, and Dallas-Plano-Irving sixth. Salt Lake City finished third, San Jose fifth, Pittsburg seventh, Nashville ninth, and Oklahoma City tenth. SOURCE: Forbes

North Carolina’s Business Climate: 3 Best in U.S. rd

Trailing only Texas and Florida, North Carolina was selected as having the third best business climate in the U.S. The annual listing compiled by Chief Executive Magazine asked 650 business leaders to evaluate the 50 states in terms of workforce quality, taxes, regulatory environment. Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Indiana, Utah, and Arizona followed North Carolina.

$1 Billion Visitor Spending Increases

In Wake County, Triangle Wake, Orange and Durham counties saw a double-digit increase in spending by visitors and tourists in 2011. A new study by the Department of Commerce and the U.S. Travel Association said the spending increased 11 percent over the previous year. In Wake County, 10.7 million visitors poured more than $1 billion in the local economy. SOURCE: Department of Commerce, U.S. Travel Association

14.25 MILLION NC State Park Visitors Match All-Time Record

North Carolina's state parks and state recreation areas again attracted huge crowds in 2011, with 14.25 million visits -- matching the all-time record set in 2009. The numbers reflect a slight increase over 2010. Studies show that visitors spend an average of $23.56 a day when visiting a state park, which amounts to more than $400 million a year impact. "State Parks make a strong contribution to North Carolina's tourism economy as well as to the economies of the local communities in which they're located," said Lewis Ledford, state parks director. Their continued record attendance reflects the value that North Carolinians and visitors to this state place on outdoor recreation and our natural resources."

Raleigh-area state park 2011 visitor numbers included: • Falls Lake State Recreational Area – 8 percent annual increase, attracting 863,023 visitors in 2011. • Jordan Lake State Recreational Area – 21 percent annual decrease, attracting 872,967 visitors in 2011. • William B. Umstead State Park – Slight annual decrease, attracting 881,180 visitors in 2011. SOURCE: North Carolina Division of Parks and Recration.

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