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On The Cover


Academic, Athletic Accomplishments Trinity Senior Hopes On and Off Court Successes Lead Him to UNC

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March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction Raises More Than $93,000 for Babies


PCHS Catamount Auction, Dinner Discount Tickets to PCHS Gala Available for Limited Time Only


A Helping Hand Brier Creek Turkey Trot Participants Donate Food to Those in Need


Secrets to a Healthier Smile 5 Important Tips to Improve Children’s Dental Care Habits


Infinite Health Benefits Smart Tips on Buying a Healthy And Comfortable New Mattress

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School Events


Extracurricular Activities


Community Sports

919 K9 and Brier Creek resident, Cooper Mansueti


Something to Hug Brier Creek’s Boucher Bringing Comfort to Children in Need


Promoting Good Health Accomplished Brier Creek Resident Devoted to Making People Laugh


Take the Pledge! Remember: Don’t Text And Drive in the 919


Passion for Puppies American Kennel Club Operations Center Calls Brier Creek its Home

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Advertisers Index


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919 ›› NOTES Publisher

Happy New Year, 919’rs!

Suzy Beth Sarver

IT Operations

As I reflect back on 2013 and all the faces and places we encountered, I’m even more inspired for this new year. I feel encouraged to press on and deliver even more to our readers and business owners here in the community.

Keith Bullington

Art Director Ben Bipes


First up in this new issue of 919 Magazine for 2014 – our 50th issue of the publication (counting all editions in the 919 area) – we take a close up look at a major entity that many residents may not realize is right here in our neighborhood: The American Kennel Club.

Ame Deaton Tika Stuart

If you’ve ever watched the Westminster Dog Show or the National Dog Show on Thanksgiving Day, then you’re familiar with a small part of the AKC. In reality, it’s the leading not-for-profit organization devoted to the study, breeding, exhibiting, and advancement of purebred dogs in the U.S., it’s Operations Center is located right here in Brier Creek. It occupies 75,000 sq. ft. of office space filled with 225 employees in the Brier Creek Corporate Center.


Read all the about the AKC and what it means to Brier Creek and dog lovers everywhere beginning on Page 26. In addition, don’t miss these fascinating pieces in this issue: • Find out why Dr. Perm Sharma, a seven-year Brier Creek resident, loves to laugh – and to see others laugh. Read all about this accomplished neighbor on Page 14. • Discover how Brier Creek resident Betty Boucher is helping give children in need something to hug. It will touch your heart, and it’s on Page 12. • Take the Pledge! I want to encourage our readers to sign the “Don’t Text and Drive in the 919” Read all about how to reduce traffic accidents and the epidemic we are facing with distracted drivers. It begins on page 24 • Finally, don’t miss the photographic reviews of the annual Brier Creek Commons’ Christmas Tree Lighting (Page 18), Brier Creek Elementary School’s Fall Fit fest (Page 20), and the Signature Chefs Auction 2013 event benefitting the March of Dimes (Page 23). And since we are beginning a new year, we are introducing new technology to our 919 Magazine readers. Look for specially placed 919 mobile icons, scan with your mobile device and watch the page “come to life”. See our 919 ad on page 43 in this issue. Download the free app, then watch our 919 Magazine video and learn more about what we do!


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Kindermusic Village Baby Class Age 1-18 mths; $255 fee 9:30-10:15 am Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd 919-420-2340


Fit Fest and American Cancer Society 5K Benefitting American Cancer Society 8 am; $25 fee, $30 fee after 1/1 Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr

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The Agapi & Hope Gala 7-11 pm Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/RTP 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary

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Karate Introduction for Kids Age 4-6; $36 fee 5:30-6 pm: Thursdays Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd 919-420-2340


City-Wide Lacrosse Registration Boys and Girls; grades 2-8 $48 fee for Raleigh residents Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd 919-420-2340


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Fit Fest and American Cancer Society 5K Benefitting American Cancer Society 8 am; $25 fee, $30 fee after 12/1 Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr

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Krispy Kreme Challenge

Benefitting NC Children’s Hospital 8:30 am NC State University Memorial Belltower 2011 Hillsborough St



Hope on Heels 5K Benefitting American Cancer Society 8:30 am; $25 fee, $30 fee after 12/16 Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr


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Everyone Needs Something to Hug Brier Creek’s Boucher, Raleigh Group Make Blankets for Children in Need By G. CLEVELAND KILGORE 919 Magazine Writer

Remember the character Linus from the Peanuts comic strip and popular holiday cartoons involving Charlie Brown? He always hugged his blanket, and kept it close when things got tough. That’s the inspiration behind the Greystone Blanketeers at Greystone Recreation Center in North Raleigh. Working with Project Linus, they meet regularly to make blankets for donation to children and young people in the community in need of something to hug. Many of the handmade cuddly blankets – as many as 300 per year – ultimately go to local hospitals for children ages newborn to 18, said Betty Boucher, who leads the volunteer group and resides at the Preserve at Brier Creek.

It is very rewarding knowing that our simple acts bring comfort to people in physical or emotional pain. Photos by Ame Deaton


Betty Boucher Profile AGE: 71 RESIDENCE: Preserve at Brier Creek VOLUNTEER AFFILIATION: Greystone Blanketeers (Project Linus) FAMILY: Husband, Paul; daughters Lisa, Lori, and Kristi; 4 grandchildren PET: British (Golden) Retriever INTERESTS: Mah Jongg, genealogy, crocheting, scrapbooking, card making, reading


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“I’ve given demonstrations on how to make fleece blankets to various church groups, scouts, and other organizations and spoken on guidelines concerning items to be donated to Project Linus,” said Boucher, a married 71-year-old mother of three and grandmother to four. “I also have visited college students January | February 2014

to help make and accept blankets; and delivered blankets to groups such as the American Red Cross and court systems in several counties outside of Wake County for individuals in need.” Originally from New Hampshire, Boucher and husband Paul – who celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2013 – moved to North Carolina in 1992 to escape the ice and snow and be near their oldest daughter and her children. She has been a volunteer and event coordinator for Project Linus since 2004 – when the Greystone Blanketeers formed.

The group – which has about 25 members – first formed as part of the Millbrook Exchange 55+ Senior Club in North Raleigh, but moved a couple of times and eventually settled in at Greystone. Individuals interested in joining the group can attend a meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month (1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Greystone Recreation Center on Lead Mine Road). “We welcome all, even though most of our group are seniors. Anyone who would like to knit, crochet, quilt or use fleece to make a blanket and make a difference

is welcome to participate,” Boucher said. “It is very rewarding knowing that our simple acts bring comfort to people in physical or emotional pain.”

Project Linus – Greystone Blanketeers PURPOSE:

Project Linus Chapter in Raleigh began in 1996; more than 26,000 blankets have been delivered to many local groups and agencies that help seriously ill or traumatized children who heed a “hug” from a blanket. CONTACT:; LOCAL MEETINGS: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 4th Tuesday each month, Greystone Community Center, 7713-55 Lead Mine Road (919-996-4848). Betty Boucher can be reached at 919251-9120.

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He’s an accomplished author. He’s an acclaimed public speaker. He’s won awards, led groups, organizations and government committees. He’s served on boards and has a long list of service to community. He’s also a husband, a father, and a grandfather. And Dr. Prem Sharma loves to laugh – and to see others laugh. “I have always been interested in the effect of positive emotions and laughter on health,” said Dr. Sharma, who noted that he has read Norman Cousins’ ‘An Anatomy of an Illness’ and other research on the positive effects of laughter on human health. His studies resulted in his efforts to form the Laughter Club of Brier Creek three years ago. “Our purpose is to provide a community service by promoting good cheer, laughter and – as a consequence – good health,” said Dr. Sharma, who was born in Burma, moved to the U.S. in 1961, and retired as the Associate Dean for Academic and Alumni Affairs of Marquette University School of Dentistry. “We conduct three comedy events annually, in cooperation with the Brier Creek Country Club staff.” A resident for seven years, Dr. Sharma enjoys the amenities, friends and sense of community in Brier Creek – plus the proximity to good shopping and health care facilities. He and his wife Anita, a retired physician, raised two daughters – who also became physicians – and they now have two grandchildren (twins) attending college. His resume of educational success, professional life, and public service is long and varied: • Bookwrights Press published three of his books since 1999, and he’s currently working on his fourth. • He conducted more than 1,200 speaking engagements, appearing locally and nationally before civic, professional and religious organizations, at high schools and universities, and on a variety of radio and television programs. • He served as president of the American College of Dentists and the American Society of Dentistry for Children. 14

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Accomplished Brier Creek Resident Devoted to Good Health Through Laughter

Prem S. Sharma Profile AGE: 81 RESIDENCE: Brier Creek Country Club PROFESSION: Retired (as Associate Dean for Academic and Alumni Affairs of Marquette University School of Dentistry) FAMILY: Wife, Anita (retired physician); 2 adult daughters Leena and Maddie (both physicians); 2 grandchildren PET: Often look after grandchildren’s dog Oreo INTERESTS: Tennis, travel, writing, community service

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I have always been interested in the effect of positive emotions and laughter on health. DR. PREM SHARMA BRIER CREEK RESIDENT

Marquette University honored him as its Distinguished Alumnus in Dentistry in 1995, and with its National Alumni Merit Award in 2001. The American College of Dentists gave him its highest recognition, the William John Gies Award, in 2002. • He received the Milwaukee Ethnic Council’s 2006 Vision for Milwaukee Award, and both the County and City of Milwaukee declared Sept. 14, 2006, as Dr. Prem Sharma Day.

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That’s just the short list. Dr. Sharma primarily credits the love, life and teachings of his parents for his success, but also derived inspiration from spending 5 days in the presence of Mahatma Gandhi; witnessing racial riots and killings in his native Burma; learning about the works of and being in the presence of Mother Teresa; visiting the House of Anne Frank and Nazi concentration Camps; and reading the teachings of St. Francis of Assisi. Yet, even with all the accomplishments and accolades, Dr. Sharma said it’s very simple what he enjoys most in life. “The love of family and friends,” he explained. And, of course, a good laugh. Residents of Brier Creek Country Club with a sense of humor and a desire to make people laugh can become involved in the Laughter Club – or just attend an event – by visiting or

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Trinity Senior Will Lawson Hopes Classroom, Basketball Success Leads Him to Chapel Hill By G. CLEVELAND KILGORE 919 Magazine Writer

Successful in the classroom and on the basketball court, Will Lawson – a senior at Trinity Academy of Raleigh – hopes to attend UNC Chapel Hill after graduating this year. “Both of my parents (Brier Creek residents Ken and Teresa Lawson) went to Chapel Hill and I have been raised a UNC fan my whole life,” Will said. “We bleed Carolina blue.” At Trinity Academy, Will has placed on the A/B Honor Roll every year of high school, is a member of the Beta Club, and was nominated

by his teachers and peers to be on the inaugural Honor Council. His favorite subject is history, and he truly enjoys the friendships he’s made and maintained. “I’ve been going to school with some of my classmates since kindergarten,” he said. “So most of us are pretty close.” Last summer, Will and his classmates volunteered for a week at Habitat for Humanity; plus, he has helped package donated food at the Raleigh Rescue Mission. And he is passionate about basketball. “I’ve been playing basketball since I was about age 5 and I’ve played for Trinity since I was a freshman,” he said.

“I’ve received the Most Improved and the Coach’s Award (twice) for basketball and I made the all-tournament team at the Faith Christian High School New Year’s Tip Off Tournament.”

We are very proud of both (Will’s) academic and athletic accomplishments. KEN LAWSON WILL LAWSON’S FATHER

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He also loves watching college sports, especially UNC basketball. “The NCAA tournament is probably one of my favorite things to watch,” he noted. “I always make at least three or four different brackets a year during March Madness.” In the future, Will hopes to pursue a career in business or sports management – or maybe join his father in the family business, Lawson Nationwide Insurance in North Raleigh

(which is owned by his father and his father’s two uncles and started by his grandfather). Whatever he chooses, Will’s father, Ken, is certain he will be successful. “Will is mature for his age and makes friends easily. He has a great sense of humor and can laugh at himself. I believe that at 18, he has a very good sense of who he is,” Ken said. “We are very proud of both his academic and athletic accomplishments.”

William Lawson Profile AGE: 18 SCHOOL: Trinity Academy of Raleigh (12th Grade) PARENTS: Ken and Teresa Lawson RESIDENCE: Village of Muirfield, Brier Creek SIBLING: Emily Lawson, 15 INTERESTS: Basketball, hanging out with friends, playing Xbox, watching UNC basketball and football

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919 Magazine team members assist Gigi’s Cupcakes of Brier Creek — Ben Bipes, Suzy Sarver, Connor Sarver and Tika Stuart.

Santa arrived at Brier Creek Commons for the Christmas Tree Lighting last fall; the event included sleigh rides and other activities.


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Camp Bow Wow’s 7th Annual Howl-O-Ween Festival at 2612 Miami Blvd. on Oct. 26. Photo Courtesy of Camp Bow Wow Raleigh Durham Airport

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle’s fundraising gala at Brier Creek Country Club included an evening of auctions, music, dancing and dinner-by-the-bite.

Brier Creek Regency neighborhood residents gathered with wine and good cheer in December for a canine “Poop Station” decorating contest.

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For Health and Wellness week in November, Brier Creek Elementary students participated in a series of activities leading up to the school’s Walk A Thon and Fall Fitfest event.

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Signature Chefs Auction 2013 Raleigh Area Enjoys Extraordinary Food and Helps Save the Babies March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction 2013 event raised more than $93,000 to fund research to prevent premature births and assist in the treatment of complications associated with babies born too soon.

Held in November at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and chaired by 919 Magazine Publisher Suzy Beth Sarver, the high profile event included participation from some of the best chefs in the Triangle

— and received support from several sponsors, dozens of local businesses and organizations that donated auction items, volunteers and staff who worked to plan the event, and many individuals who attended and enjoyed some great food.

Participating Signature Chefs included: • Jason Cunningham, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club • Mike Carroll, Radius Pizzeria & Pub • Eric Gephart, The Chef’s Academy • Joe Lumbrazo, Backyard Bistro • Scott Schabot, Ruckus Pizza, Pasta & Spirits

• John Akhile, Shiki Sushi • Derrick Smith, Wooden Nickel Pub • Julia McGovern, Poppyseed Market Cafe & Wine Bar • John Calloway, Gonza’s Tacos Y Tequila • Nate Garyantes, Urban Food Group

Major Sponsors included: • Credit Suisse Presenting Sponsor • 919 Magazine Platinum Sponsor • Linda Craft & Team, Realtors Gold Sponsor • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Silver Sponsor • Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Silver Sponsor

• Fox 50 Bronze Sponsor • US Foods Bronze Sponsor • Belk Bronze Sponsor • Gigi’s Cupcakes of Brier Creek Bronze Sponsor • The Chef’s Academy Bronze Sponsor • Carolina Woman Bronze Sponsor

Additional supporters included Mutual Distributing Co. (Wine Sponsor); Triangle Brewery Co. (Bee Sponsor); Red Light Chocolates (Chocolate Sponsor); International Minute Press, Fayetteville (Printing Sponsor); Manzoor Cheema, Cheema Communications (videographer); and Ken Parr (music). 22 919 919 Magazine BC BC 22 Magazine January | February 2014

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Left to right: Carrie Peele, CEO of Blue Diamond Worldwide Transportation; Linda Craft, CEO of Linda Craft & Team Realtors; and Suzy Sarver, Chair of March of Dimes and Publisher of 919 Magazine.

Volunteers and participants indulged in tasty delights prepared by the Triangle’s finest chefs at the recent March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction and dinner.

Pam Mansueti, Linda Craft, Suzy Sarver, Kelly McHugh and Jacqueline Boulerice

919 Magazine team members, Matt Garcia, Ame Deaton, Ben Bipes, Tika Stuart, Suzy Sarver, and Scott McElhaney

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American Kennel Club’s Operations Center a Fixture in Brier Creek Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club has long been the nation’s leading not-for-profit organization devoted to the study, breeding, exhibiting, and advancement of purebred dogs. Since 2008, this major force on the international dog scene -- which operates the world’s largest purebred-dog registry – has been a fixture in Brier Creek, occupying most of a multi-story office facility on Arco Corporate Drive in the Brier Creek Corporate Center. With 225 local staff members, AKC affiliates with more than 5,000 U.S. dog clubs, and approves and regulates more than 20,000 dog events annually. AKC Chief Operating Officer Daryl Hendricks, a Raleigh resident based in Brier Creek, tells 919 Magazine readers about his organization and its strong advocate and supporter of purebred dogs, responsible dog ownership, canine good health, and advances the integrity of the breeding and sport of purebred dogs.


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A Conversation with Daryl Hendricks, American Kennel Club COO: What was the philosophy and inspiration behind starting the American Kennel Club? The AKC was founded in 1884 as a purebred dog registry, to develop uniform rules governing dog shows, and to promote the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. The organization advocates for the health and wellbeing of all dogs, as well as protects the rights of responsible dog owners.

When did the club open the North Carolina Operations Center in Raleigh’s Brier Creek area? The American Kennel Club has always been in several locations. Various operations began separating from the New York City headquarters in the 1980s, a gradual transition that eventually became the North Carolina Operations Center established in the Raleigh area. In 2008, the center moved to its current Brier Creek location.

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What activities occur at the Brier Creek facility? Our Customer Service Call Center, Information Technology Division, Purchasing, Distribution Services, all events divisions, Legal, Canine Legislation and Human Resources are all based out of our Raleigh office. We have a total of 225 employees here in Brier Creek, and occupy three of the five floors – totaling just over 75,000 sq. ft. of office space.

Daryl Hendricks,

COO of American Kennel Club

Can employees in the Operations Center bring their dogs to work? Yes. Any dog that is brought into work must have passed its Canine Good Citizen test and be current on all their vaccinations. There is an exercise area designated for the dogs to play and relieve themselves. Employees bringing their dog to work also are assigned a buddy so there is always someone with the dog should the owner be called into a meeting.

What are the various services and What breed is America’s “First Dog”, Bo – the current canine White House resident? Portuguese Water Dog (known for its waterproof coat and ability to swim all day.

programs managed by the AKC? In addition to registration and events, there are many programs and resources for dog owners from the AKC. Among the offerings: • The Canine Good Citizen program, which is a 10-step test that certifies dogs that have good manners at home and in the community (visit to find training clubs and tests locally and around the country). • GoodDog! Helpline, a live telephone support service where subscribers can call and ask questions to a team of knowledgeable trainers. •, a website for kids to learn all about dogs and how to care for and be safe around them. • AKC Reunite, a 24/7 recovery service where dog owners can register their micro-chipped dog (AKC Reunite has reunited more than 400,000 lost pets with their owners). • AKC Canine Health Foundation, which funds research projects focusing on the genetics of disease, the canine genome map, and clinical studies. 919 Magazine BC

Most Popular Dog Breeds in U.S. 1. Labrador Retrievers 2. German Shepherd Dogs 3. Golden Retrievers 4. Beagles 5. Bulldogs 6. Yorkshire Terriers 7. Boxers 8. Poodles 9. Rottweilers 10. Dachshunds SOURCE: 2012 AKC Registration statistical data

Most Popular Dog Breeds in Raleigh Area 1. Labrador Retrievers 2. German Shepherd Dogs 3. Beagles 4. Golden Retrievers 5. Yorkshire Terriers SOURCE: 2012 AKC Registration statistical data for Wake, Orange and Durham counties

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American Kennel Club ® YEAR STARTED: 1884 MISSION:

Dedicated to upholding the integrity of its Registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Founded in 1884, the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership.


8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100

Raleigh, NC 27617 (Brier Creek area)


623 member clubs; more than 4,000 licensed and sanctioned clubs holding events under AKC Rules & Regulations


More than 22,000


Dennis B. Sprung, President and CEO;

James P. Crowley, Executive Secretary;

Peter W. Farnsworth, Chief Financial Officer;

Daryl Hendricks, Chief Operating Officer

Daryl Hendricks Profile POSITION:

Chief Operating Officer


A little over a year

CAREER BACKGROUND: Prior to joining AKC, served as Senior Vice President at Iron Mountain Corp., a management services company EDUCATION:

MBA from Wilmington University (1998)


Wilmington, DE


Wife, Michele


English Cocker Spaniels

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Can you tell us about the various major events affiliated with the AKC? We hold AKC Meet the Breeds each year in New York City to educate the public about responsible dog ownership and what breed is right for their lifestyle. Attendees can meet and play with more than 160 dog breeds and speak to experts about what breed is right for them, as well as ask questions about every possible dog care topic. Each December we hold Celebrate Dogs! in Orlando, which is the country’s largest celebration of man’s best friend. It’s a two-day event where people can come and see a variety of showcases and demonstrations, as well as experience all of the fun activities they can do with their dogs. Celebrate Dogs! is also home to the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, where thousands of the world’s top canine competitors from across the country and around the globe will vie for Best in Show honors, the title of National Champion and a total of $225,000 in prize money, as well as the AKC Agility Invitational and the AKC Obedience Classic.

What was America’s most popular dog breed in the 1920s? German Shepherd Dog (due in part to the popularity of Rin Tin Tin in the movies).

What is the management structure and operational structure of the AKC? AKC has a board of directors, a delegate body comprised of member clubs and staff members, that includes the executive officers.

What is the club structure of the AKC? AKC is a “club of clubs”, with more than 5,000 members licensed and sanctioned clubs.

American Kennel Club ® Facilities New York Headquarters More than 60 employees work at AKC’s headquarters at 260 Madison Avenue, between 38th and 39th Streets – about four blocks from Grand Central Station. The New York office is home to the President/CEO, Chief Financial Officer, and Executive Secretary, as well as the Club Relations, Communications, Finance, Legal, Marketing, and Publications’ staff. The office also houses the AKC library – one of America’s finest and largest collections of canine literature and research materials. North Carolina Operations Center

What is your professional background, and how did you become involved in AKC? I’ve always had a strong connection to dogs, and my wife and I would go to dog shows together. Years ago, we met a wonderful woman named Mary Lou Dunn at a show in Pennsylvania, who ended up being the breeder of our first English Cocker Spaniel. She helped us through the process of showing our dog and was a fantastic example of what the AKC represents. From then on, I knew that I wanted to work with the organization.

What do you enjoy most about your position and working at the AKC? The people who make up the AKC are some of the most passionate I’ve ever met. They are the most enjoyable part of my job.

AKC employs 225 administrative and professional employees at its Operations Center in Raleigh. The office is located in northwest Raleigh in the Brier Creek Corporate Center at the intersection of I-540 and Route 70. AKC’s Chief Operating Officer heads the Raleigh office. Major divisions include Registration, Customer Service, Compliance, Event and Judging Operations, and Companion and Performance Events. Information Services, Purchasing, and Human Resources are also located here. In addition, two AKC affiliated companies, AKC Reunite and AKC/Canine Health Foundation, are housed in the same location. Annually the Operations Center registers 900,000 dogs; answers nearly 800,000 customer service calls; and receives over 2.5 million pieces of mail. SOURCE:

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Events American Kennel Club has 623 member clubs; more than 4,000 licensed and sanctioned clubs; and holds or sanctions more than 22,000 annual events. Among the more well-known events: National Dog Show Sponsored by Purina, the National Dog Show is the mostwatched dog show in America, with about 20 million television viewers. It is hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia every Thanksgiving Day and is televised on NBC immediately after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The National Dog Show features more than 2,000 of the top show dogs in the country. Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is America’s oldest dog show; the first was held in 1877. It also has the distinction of being the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., just one year less than the Kentucky Derby. It is held annually at Madison Square Garden in New York City. 

 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship The only dog show hosted by the American Kennel Club, AENC features thousands of the world’s top canine competitors from across the country and around the globe as they vie for Best in Show honors, the title of National Champion and a total of $225,000 in prize money. Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows The Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows is an indoor dog show held in Houston’s Reliant Center featuring breed judging; performance events such as agility and obedience; demonstrations such as Canine Frisbee; educational seminars; and many special exhibits, booths, and features.

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SOURCE: AKC, various websites

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American Kennel Club History Timeline Sept. 17, 1884

J. M. Taylor and Elliot Smith organize a meeting of 12 delegates from dog clubs at the Philadelphia Kennel Club to from a “Club of Clubs”.

Oct. 22, 1884

Taylor becomes first president of the American Kennel Club at a meeting of the group at Madison Square Garden in New York City.


A rented room at 44 Broadway in NYC becomes the AKC office.


August Belmont Jr. becomes the fourth AKC president.

January 1889

First issue of the AKC Gazette is published.


AKC moves headquarters to 221 Fourth Ave. (now Park Avenue).


Sanctioned matches begin, providing useful training exercises and more formal events.


A new group alignment was adopted for shows: Sporting Dogs (a Hounds group later was broken out of this group); Working Dogs (a Herding group was broken out of this group in 1983); Terriers; Toy Breeds; and Non-Sporting Breeds. Westminster Kennel Club was the first to include judging for Best In Show under the new format in 1924.

What is your most rewarding experience since joining the American Kennel Club? At this year’s AKC Meet the Breeds event in New York City, I had the privilege of presenting the DOGNY Heroic Military Dog Award to Lucca, a two-time Iraq war veteran, and her handler Gunnery Sgt. Chris Willingham. Lucca had been an explosives detection dog in Iraq and was injured by a booby-trapped bomb that ended up costing her one of her legs. I felt such pride presenting the award to those two soldiers. My father had served in the military for more than 40 years and it was an amazing feeling giving something back to those who fight to protect our country.


AKC registers its millionth purebred dog.


AKC headquarters moves to 51 Madison Ave., occupying space spread over several floors.


Individual annual dog registrations surpass the 1 million mark for the first time.

With nearly 130 years of experience, the AKC can help dog owners have the best relationship with their dogs with education about responsible dog ownership, training programs and fun events. DARYL HENDRICKS AKC CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Why is the American Kennel Club important to dog owners and breeders in the U.S.? With nearly 130 years of experience, the AKC can help dog owners have the best relationship with their dogs with education about responsible dog ownership, training programs and fun events. The American Kennel Club is constantly advocating for the rights of all dogs, responsible dog owners and breeders. The AKC also keeps evolving and finds innovative ways to reach and share its passion for dogs with new generations.

September 1982

Dog Museum of America formally opens at 51 Madison Avenue in NYC (moved to St. Louis five years later and renamed The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog.

November 1984

The American Kennel Club celebrates its 100th Anniversary with the Centennial Show in Philadelphia.


AKC completes a gradual move of various operations department to North Carolina. AKC’s New York headquarters moves to 260 Madison Avenue.


Inaugural AKC/Eukanuba Dog Classic (now called the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship) held in Orlando.


AKC’s North Carolina Operations Center occupies



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919 ‹‹ COMMUNITY Brier Creek Table Tennis Sessions Open to All Skill Levels Participants of all skill levels and ages (over 18) are welcome to join in Friday evening table tennis at Brier Creek Community Center, beginning Jan. 3.

Want to Increase Your Child’s Safety and Self Confidence? Through fun and exciting activities, radKIDS Anti-Bullying and Violence Prevention sessions at Brier Creek Community Center – scheduled for 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Fridays, Jan. 3-24 – teach children age 5 to 12 years how to tell if a stranger is good or bad; how to use family passwords; and more.

The sessions – coordinated by instructor Jim McQueen – include fun and competition, plus USATT affiliated tournaments throughout the year.

For the $70 fee, participants also learn real physical techniques to use successfully against predators. In addition, the sessions also cover how to handle bullies, Internet safety and more. Each child receives a radKIDS activity book and family safety manual.

Daily sessions cost $5, and multi-day passes are available. Brier Creek Community Center is located at 10810 Globe Road. Call 919-420-2340 or visit www. for more information.

Brier Creek Community Center is located at 10810 Globe Road. Call 919-420-2340 or visit for more information.

Brier Creek Elementary Teacher Receives Technology Donation Wake County Public School System teachers – including Brier Creek Elementary’s Aubrey McCoy – had science, technology, engineering and math projects funded recently through, with the help of a $50,000 matching gift from the Duke Energy Foundation.

McCoy’s project will help her kindergartners stay focused and learn. “My students love to share what they are doing and learn from each other.”

McCoy said, “It is very difficult for 24 pairs of eyes to see one small piece of paper. (Our new) document camera will be used to display work on our SMART board for all to see at once!” McCoy and other teachers submitted requests to Donorschoose. org, an online charity that allows donors to provide materials to classrooms in Wake County and across the U.S. The Duke Energy Foundation provided the matching gift to support STEM classroom project requests submitted to DonorsChoose. When citizen donations funded 50 percent of a requested project, the Duke Energy Foundation contributed the remaining 50 percent. Ten WCPSS teachers’ projects were funded with the help of the matching grant.

Registration Set in February For Youth Baseball, Softball Registration for spring baseball and girls softball is Feb. 10-21 at Brier Creek Community Center. Baseball leagues include: • T-Ball (ages 5-6): A way for youths to learn the fundamentals of baseball and sportsmanship. The league does not keep score or record wins and losses. • Pinto (ages 7-8): This league also keeps no score, nor record wins and losses. • Mustang (ages 9-10): This league keeps score, and records wins and losses. • Bronco (ages 11-12): This league also keeps score, and records wins and losses. • Pony (ages 13-14): Same as above. • Colt (ages 15-18): Same as above.

Brier Creek Pickleball Sessions Begin in Early March Spring means the beginning of Pickleball season at Brier Creek Community Center. Beginning March 3, participants age 16 and older can enjoy this combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis that is fast-paced, easy to learn, great exercise, and a lot of fun. Sessions are 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday and 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. on Mondays through October. Fee is $15. 919 Magazine BC

Brier Creek Community Center is located at 10810 Globe Road. Call 919-420-2340 or visit www. for more information.

Softball leagues include: • Girls Slow-Pitch (ages 10-12): A way for youths to learn the fundamentals of softball and sportsmanship. The league keeps score and records wins and losses. • Girls Fast-Pitch (ages 13-17): Same as above. League age is determined by participant’s age on Aug. 31, 2013. Fee is $36 for Raleigh residents, or $48 for non-residents. Volunteer coaches are sought for all leagues as well. Brier Creek Community Center is located at 10810 Globe Road. Call 919-420-2340 or visit for more information.

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919 ›› COMMUNITY 214 New Homes Planned at BrightLeaf In the Park North of Brier Creek Area

Level Homes plans 214 new homesites within the established master planned community of Brightleaf at the Park, off Highway 70 just north of Brier Creek.

Brightleaf at the Park, developed and managed by Mountain Real Estate Capital and LStar Management, is helping to provide the capital expenditure to jumpstart Level Homes’ build-out of the homes. “We are very proud to welcome Level Homes to the Brightleaf Builders’ Guild,” said Kyle Corkum, LStar Managing Partner and Co-founder. “We are so impressed with the quality of their construction, their commitment to outstanding architecture and their absolute dedication to customer service. We are confident they will be an excellent addition to our outstanding community,” said Corkum.

Land development is expected to begin this winter and home plans will be available for homebuyers as early as January of next year.

Arthur Nevid, Chief Investment Officer of Mountain Real Estate Capital, recognizes the financial strength of the venture at

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Drive…Groundbreaking is expected in January for an indoor gun range in Brier Creek. The Triangle Shooting Academy is expected to occupy a 40,000 sq. ft. facility…U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held its 2013 International Decontamination Research and Development Conference in November at U.S. EPA Research Triangle Park on T.W. Alexander Drive…Steve

Brier Creek Country Club hosted the National Championship Banquet for the 2013 Women’s College Cup soccer championship tournament in Cary in December…Baguettaboutit Café opened recently near Brier Creek at 2945 S. Miami Blvd., near the intersection with T.W. Alexander


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Brightleaf at the Park. “We are energized by the interest and enthusiasm of homebuyers for this Triangle market,” said Nevid. “If you want to live in the best location with the best amenities this market has to offer, Brightleaf is one of the best options for homebuyers,” said Briggs Napier, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Level Homes. Brightleaf at the Park includes many of the amenities today’s homebuyers seek, such as opportunities to connect with nature, abounding fitness options, a thoughtful placement of community art, its very own elementary school and The Brightleaf Club – a Tim Wilkison Signature swim, tennis and recreation club. Visit for more information.

Haine is the new varsity men’s lacrosse coach at Panther Creek High School, moving from Durham Jordan where he coached the junior varsity team…City of Raleigh commissioned a study to help determine if ramp meters are warranted to ease traffic congestion on I-540 – specifically the westbound ramps at Leesville, Creedmoor, Six Forks and Falls of Neuse roads…

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919 ‹‹ COMMUNITY Girl Scouts’ Treats for Troops Program Helps Military Personnel During Holidays Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines’ Treats for Troops program donated nuts and chocolates to the United Services Organization of North Carolina (USO-NC) for distribution to traveling military personnel during the holidays. Donations for the Treats for Troop program were collected by Girl Scouts across central and eastern North Carolina as part of the “Be Your Best You” fall product sale held during the month of October. This annual program provides Girl Scouts the opportunity to support those serving in the military. All donated treats are distributed to deployed and returning personnel by the military branches.

Buyers’ Agent and Relocation Specialist Pamela Mansueti earned the Agent of the Quarter honor at Linda Craft & Team, Realtors® for the 3rd Quarter of 2013. Mansueti also leads Linda Craft & Team with 32 transactions year-to-date. For more information, call 919-235-0007 or visit…In addition, Christmas tree shoppers at Booger Mountain Tree lots

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“The pure generosity of our supportive community makes it possible for us to donate to our military men and women,” said Lisa Jones, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. “We are very proud of this program and especially proud of all the Girl Scouts who have worked so hard to collect these donations.”

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines serves more than 35,000 girl members in 41 central and eastern North Carolina counties. The council’s administrative headquarters is located at 6901 Pinecrest Road in North Raleigh, just south of Brier Creek. For more information, visit

This year’s three top-selling troops from Wake County delivered the cases of treats to the USO-NC site at Raleigh Durham International Airport in early December. Troops participating included Girl Scout Brownie Troop #14 (Grades 2-3), Junior Troop #169 (Grades 4-5), and Cadette Troop #1668 (Grades 6-8). After the delivery, the Girl Scouts toured the USO-NC office at RDU, learned about the organization and its services, and spoke with any military personnel on site.

in the Raleigh area received 10 percent of their purchase for mentioning christmastree… In the November/December issue of 919 Magazine’s Brier Creek Edition, the “Spotlight” information presented by Attorney Misty L. Piekaar was for educational purposes only and did not constitute legal advice… The First Tee of the Triangle – a nonprofit

organization dedicated to impacting the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill lifeenhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf — honored its players, volunteer coaches, and participants at its inaugural Golf Ball Awards breakfast in November at Brier Creek Country Club…

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919 ›› COMMUNITY RDU Plans Study on Best Use Of 1,600 Acres of Open Land Raleigh-Durham International Airport plans a land use planning study through the Urban Land Institute of Washington, D.C. – designed to select responsible uses of about 1,600 acres of open land not designated for aeronautical use. “In the environment in which we operate today, it is important for airports to look for new ways to generate revenue,” said RDU Airport Director Michael Landguth. “One of the greatest assets the airport owns is its property. The question we must ask ourselves is: How should RDU responsibly

use its land that is not designated for aeronautical purposes in a manner that benefits the region, provides additional long-term revenue to the Airport Authority and complements the airport’s operation?” To answer this question, ULI is establishing an eight to 10 member panel of specialists, including a land economist, developer, urban land planner, transportation planner and mayor and/ or planning official. Each panel member is from outside of the region. During a five-day session in March 2014, panel members will interview representatives from the community, including local governments, private developers, community development corporations

and other local organizations to address RDU’s land use issues and opportunities. An oral presentation, with recommendations, will be made that week, with a written report is expected within 90 days of the panel’s conclusion. The cost of the study is $125,000.

Bayer Gives More Than $70K to NC Nonprofits Left to right: New WCPSS board members Bill Fletcher, Zora Felton, Monika Johnson-Hostler, and Tom Benton Submitted Photo

North Raleigh’s Zora Felton Joins WCPSS Board Retired Wake County Public School System teacher Zora Felton became the Wake County Board of Education’s new representative for District 7, which spans west Raleigh and Morrisville – including Brier Creek. Felton, 62, was sworn in Dec. 3 after defeating incumbent board member Deborah Prickett of Brier Creek. The mother of three grown children (and grandmother of two) has lived in the Leesville community since 1977. All three children participated in the neighborhood swim club and attended Leesville schools. Felton – who is both a daughter and a mother of teachers – taught school for 25 years, beginning her career at Sanderson High in 1973. After a 14-year hiatus to raise her family, she returned in 1998 at Leesville High teaching social studies. “I admire our young people,” Felton said. “They have great growth. They have great potential. We just need to put our faith in them and do our best for all students in Wake County, because we have a wealth of knowledge and opportunities for young people in this county.” Others joining the board were Tom Benton, representing District 1 (which encompasses eastern Wake County); Bill Fletcher, representing District 9 (which comprises western Wake County); and Monika Johnson-Hostler, representing District 2 (covering southeastern Wake County). At the same board session, the board also elected member Christine Kushner as board chairwoman (replacing Keith Sutton), and Benton as vice chairman for 2014.


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Bayer CropScience – located at 2 T.W. Alexander Drive in Research Triangle Park – awarded more than $70,000 to North Carolina nonprofit organizations in 2013. Donations went to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County, Dress for Success Triangle NC, John Avery Boys & Girls Club of Durham, Keep NC Beautiful, Lucy Daniels Center, Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina, North Carolina Theatre, The Queen’s Foundation Inc., Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen, and Wake Education Partnership. The grants support STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education as well as other social service and community development initiatives in several of Bayer’s major business communities

in the U.S. “As an innovative company, Bayer remains committed to improving science literacy and creating a diverse pipeline of STEM talent in the United States,” said Jim Blome, president and CEO of Bayer CropScience LP. “The Bayer USA Foundation directly support Bayer’s mission: Science For A Better Life. Bayer CropScience is proud to work with the Foundation to support nonprofit organizations in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park and throughout the state.” For more information on Bayer CropScience, visit

Retirement Resort Breaks Ground in North Raleigh Ground breaking ceremonies in November kicked off the construction phase of the $27.8 million Capital Oaks Retirement Resort in North Raleigh. Located off Leesville Road at 6498 Ray Road, the new facility will feature 130 apartment units and targets people 55 and over “looking for comfort, independence, security, convenience, and a friendly community they call home.” Month-to-month rent for studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites provides

all-inclusive services, including dining, utilities, concierge services, housekeeping, and transportation. In addition to resident managers, the complex will offer a theater, an inhouse bank, a gift shop, and a guest suite for visiting friends and family. Construction is expected to take about a year. Nebraska-based Resort Lifestyle Communities is developing the site. For more information, call 919-457-9434 or visit January | February 2014

919 ‹‹ COMMUNITY Discount Tickets to PCHS Catamount Gala Auction and Dinner Available Until Feb. 14 Panther Creek High School’s Athletic Booster Club hopes to raise at least $25,000 in March to support sports programs on the campus – and supporters purchasing tickets before the end of February and obtain a discount. The 2014 Catamount Gala Auction and Dinner is Saturday, March 8, at Brier Creek Country Club. The event includes a silent auction 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., plus dinner (including appetizers and dessert) and a live auction beginning at 8:30 p.m. A full cash bar also is available at the event. Auction items include vacation getaways, wine, teeth whitening, braces, autographed memorabilia, special PCHS apparel and other items, golf packages and much more, according to David Risk, Athletic Booster Club president. Tickets purchased by Feb. 14 cost only $45 each (tickets purchased afterwards are $50, though that price is subject to change). Tickets are available by visiting www.panthercreekathletics. “All PCHS families, coaches and administration are invited to attend the event, as well as our Athletic Booster Club corporate sponsors,” Risk said.

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Community Center Offers Kids Nite Out Events

“The Catamount Gala Auction and Dinner is one of our largest fundraisers, and our goal for the event is to bring the PCHS athletic community together to help support the athletic department at PCHS.” PCHS ABC is a volunteer organization committed to providing the student-athletes at the school with the very best facilities, equipment, protection and opportunities. In order to provide these opportunities, the ABC must raise approximately two-thirds of the annual athletic budget. In addition to funding a majority of the annual operating budget, the Athletic Boosters Club has raised funds for facility maintenance, activity buses, field renovation, coaching clinics, weight room additions, exterior storage building, equipment and uniforms – just to name a few things. Brier Creek Country Club is located at 9400 Club Hill Drive in North Raleigh. For more information on the event, visit

Brier Creek Community Centers offers Kids Nite Out events 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 and Friday, Feb. 21 for children age 6-14 years. Each event costs $13 and includes a light dinner, crafts, games and a movie. Registration three days prior to the program is required. Brier Creek Community Center is located at 10810 Globe Road. Call 919-420-2340 or visit for more information.

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Jennifer Wrigley’s Minestrone Soup A Healthy Way to Start the New Year This healthy minestrone recipe results in a fabulous, filling, low calorie soup, according to Jennifer Wrigley, director of fitness and aquatics at Brier Creek Country Club. “The kidney beans add protein, and its chock full of veggies!” she said. “This recipe uses a ham bone for flavoring and additional ham can be added to taste and to adjust caloric levels.” Wrigley put all of the ingredients into a calorie counter and calculated that each serving equals about 300 calories. “Again, adjusting ham (12 oz. is 500 calories) will reduce the number,” said Wrigley, who lives in North Raleigh with husband, Jim Preston, and their families. “Kidney beans are the next highest calorie ingredient -- but check out the protein, iron and fiber!”


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Healthy Minestrone Soup


1 ½c 2 cloves 1 2 stalks 1 1 2 qt

Ham bone (with meat) Dry kidney beans (boil one hour and rest) Garlic Onion (chopped) Celery (chopped) Zucchini (sliced) Leek (chopped) Soup stock (beef or vegetable; low sodium)

1c Italian red wine (optional, but adds a lot of flavor) 28 oz Can of whole or chopped tomatoes ½c Dry elbow macaroni ¼c Fresh basil To taste Salt and pepper To taste Allspice Optional Parmesan for topping


1. Simmer the cooked kidney beans and ham bone for 1 hour in the soup stock. 2. Sauté all the vegetables, then add to the beans. 3. Add wine, then tomatoes. 4. Finally add the macaroni and spices.

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Brier Creek Turkey Trot Participants Donate 668 Pounds of Food for Needy The 7th Annual Turkey Trot Run at Brier Creek Country Club on Thanksgiving Day 2013 attracted 225 participants and raised 668 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Winners of the 5K were Nikolai Kolesnikov (first), Rob Moscoto (second) and Timmy Preston (third) in the Men’s Division; and Kaitlin Cavallaro (first), Kayla Hotze (second), and Claire Wach (third) in the Women’s Division. Two mile winners were Trevor Garrison (first), Michael Talbott (second), and Nathan Grosshandler (third) in the Men’s Division; and Jenn Preston (first) and Donna Garrison (second) in the Women’s Division. Winners in the Kids Fun Run were Julia Kaiser (first, Girls Division) and Brandon Lape (first, Boys Division) for the 5-8 Age Group; and Lauren Zorc (first, Girls Division) and Jack Szatkowski (first, Boys Division) for the 9-11 Age Group. For more information, call 919-457-9434 or visit


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5 Tips To Improve Children’s Dental Care Habits By DRS. BEN and SUSAN THOMPSON

such as fruit juice, soft drinks, and sports drinks. Never put your child to bed with anything but water.

Thompson and Thompson, DDS, PA

To ensure children enjoy strong teeth, it’s important assist them in learning proper dental care. Here are five tips that can build good dental habits for all the kids in your family.

• Seal ‘em up. When the permanent molars erupt around age six, your dentist can place a protective coating in the pits and grooves to prevent the most common type of tooth decay.

• Visit the dentist early and regularly. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children see the dentist when the first tooth erupts, or by the first birthday. These early visits ensure that parents know how to care for their child’s teeth, allow the dentist to evaluate the child’s risk for cavities, acclimate the child to the dental office, and provide the opportunity to apply protective fluoride varnish.

• Monitor growth and development. Many orthodontic problems are best treated while your child is still growing. Visiting the dentist regularly and having an having early orthodontic evaluation, if necessary, will give you more treatment options than waiting until all the permanent teeth are present.

• Brush! Begin this effort when your child is an infant, using an infant brush or washcloth so that your child learns that oral hygiene is a normal part of the daily routine. Continue to assist your child as he/she grows. Older children may need help, too. Children lack the dexterity to “do it themselves” until they are able to tie their own shoes. • Watch the sweets. Limit candy and sticky foods (raisins, fruit snacks, etc.) that can become lodged in the teeth. Also, limit your child’s access to sugary drinks,

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blo Brier Creek Cut-A-Thon in February Benefits SPCA This year’s 24-hour Cut-A-Thon at blo in Brier Creek is 8 am to 8 pm on Sunday, Feb. 23 and Monday, Feb. 24. This year’s goal is to raise $100,000 to benefit the SPCA of Wake County, a local non-profit organization that seeks to protect, shelter and promote the adoption of homeless animals. Participants are encouraged to walk-in during the 24-hour period -- or call 919-484-8600 to make an appointment. A minimum $40 donation is requested. In addition, raffle prizes will be awarded to 24 or more winners, with a grand prize of free haircuts for a year. All proceeds will be donated to the SPCA. blo Salon is located at 8451 Brier Creek Parkway, Ste. 101. For more information, visit

Agapi and Hope Charity Gala, Auction Benefits HHT Foundation The Agapi and Hope Charity Gala and Auction is 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Embassy Suites/RaleighDurham/RTP to benefit the non-profit HHT Foundation. The event is in the memory of Maria A. Viniotis, a longtime Cary resident and mother of Brier Creek resident Despina Viniotis Curtis. Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) is a genetic disorder of the blood vessels. Although some of those afflicted have frequent and severe bleeding, many never show outward symptoms until a devastating rupture of an arterio-venous malformation (AVM) occurs in the brain, lung, liver or other internal organ and does not discriminate against age, race, socioeconomic status or otherwise. HHT never skips a generation and there is a 50 percent chance that every child of an affected parent will inherit the disease. HHT families can suffer devastating tragedies, such as stroke or sudden death, due to the lack of knowledge by patients and physicians and many with liver involvement find themselves in dire need of organ transplant. It is estimated that 1 out of 3,000-5,000 of us has the disease and yet 9 out of 10 of those do not know they even have HHT. The event takes place in the hotel’s Carolina Ballroom, located 201Harrison Blvd. in Cary. For information on attending the event or making a donation, email theagapiandhopegala@, or visit

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Smart Tips on Purchasing a New Mattress By VICKI ASHLEY

It is time to buy a new mattress, but where should you start? So many mattress stores exist in North Raleigh – and all seem to have great deals: “Wow! 75% off!”…”$3,000 off!”…“Free TV with purchase of a mattress!” These all sound so enticing; however, just how do these offers ensure that the consumer gets a comfortable and healthy mattress that the buyer will enjoy for many years? The answer? They don’t! Just because a mattress comes with a “Free TV” doesn’t make the mattress comfortable. A free televison doesn’t ensure that you aren’t breathing in toxic chemicals. And a free televison won’t keep your mattress from causing back pain. Special Advertising Section


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Here are some facts to consider: • Most mattresses are made with, or contain, a concoction of chemicals that are not healthy. Many of these chemicals have been banned from products in Europe and Canada. Here in the U.S., government actually encourages the use of these same chemicals as flame retardants for many household items, including mattresses – the place you spend seven or more hours every day of your life. • All mattresses from standard retail stores contain some form of polyurethane foam. Polyurethane foam is a petrochemical that, if left untreated, is highly flammable. So in order for a mattress to pass the required flame testing, these highly flammable mattresses must be treated with even more chemicals. This is not only toxic to our bodies, but is extremely

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unhealthy –especially to children. The Organic Bedroom specializes in products made from natural, non-toxic materials, such as natural latex, wool and cotton. These are the most luxurious products available, and the list of health benefits is infinite. Visit us at The Organic Bedroom, Oak Park Shopping Center, 5230 Hollyridge Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612 (just off Glenwood Avenue). For more information, call 919-521-5566 or visit

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Stage Door Dance Hosts Winter Intensive 2014 Continuing its tradition of exposing students to some of the most renowned instructors and artists in the industry, Stage Door Dance plans the Winter Intensive 2014 event on Saturday, Jan. 4, in Brier Creek. The event features Cameron Adams and Michael Lambert. Adams has numerous Broadway and television credits and has served as a Master Teacher at the Pulse, the Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. Lambert, a graduate and faculty member at the University of Buffalo, is Master Teacher Certified by Dance Masters of America. The Stage Door Dance staff also will participate in the event, including the two newest team members, Haley Mathiot and Christian Donnelly.

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The Winter Intensive is open to all dancers age 6 and older. Cost is $100 for dancers age 6-7, and $125 for ages 8 and up.


To enroll or obtain more information, call 919-720-3036 or visit www.

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Stage Door Dance is located at 2720 Godley Lane, Suite 101 (in front of Frankie’s Fun Park in Brier Creek).

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Raleigh-Cary ranks in the top 10 “Hottest American Housing Markets” for 2014 by real estate database website Zillow. Zillow analyzed population-growth rates, projected home-price increases, local unemployment rates and other information to produce the list. Other metropolitan areas making the list included Austin-Round RockSan Marcos, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA; Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, ORWA; Seattle-Tacoma-Bellvue, WA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Jose-SunnyvaleSanta Clara, CA; San Diego-Carlsbad, San Marcos, CA; and Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL. Zillow forecast that the RaleighCary area in 2014 will experience a 2.4 percent home price increase, a two-year population growth of 5.14 percent and hit a 6.8 percent unemployment rate. SOURCE: Zillow

Where to Retire? Raleigh Makes List Of Best Places in U.S.

Money magazine’s 2014 list of best places in the U.S. to retire includes Raleigh. According to the publication, Raleigh’s temperate weather and a strong economy placed in the top ranking. “This state capital’s thriving economy and proximity to top universities have long made it a prime relocation destination,” the magazine’s editors wrote. “And recently more of those new faces have had a few wrinkles: From 2000 to 2010, the city’s population of 46

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Raleigh Makes ‘America’s Fittest Cities For Baby Boomers’ Listing

Raleigh is number 10 on the new American Physical Therapy Association’s “Top 10 Fittest Baby Boomer Cities in America.” The cities were identified based on a survey that evaluated factors contributing to a fit and active lifestyle as people age. Cities were rated on life expectancy, cardiovascular health, and reported stress levels of baby


boomers, as well as access to local health care and fitness resources. Other cities in the ranking included San Jose, San Francisco and San Diego in California; plus Minneapolis, MN; Denver, CO; Boston, MA; Salt Lake City, UT; Washington, DC; and Seattle, WA. SOURCE: American Physical Therapy Association

Raleigh-Cary a Top Mid-Size Metro Area For College Students

American Institute for Economic Research places Raleigh as its fifth best mid-size Metro area for college students. AIER’s list is based on a statistical analysis of each location’s overall economic and academic environment, quality of life and employment opportunities. Other Mid-Size Metros on the list included San Jose, CA; Austin, TX; Pittsburgh, PA; and Buffalo, NY. New York City topped the Major Metros list, with Boulder, CO, leading the Small Metros rankings (Durham-Chapel Hill was at number four). Ithaca, NY, ranked as the top College Town listing. SOURCE: American Institute for Economic Research

55- to 64-year-olds shot up by 97 percent, according to the Brookings Institution.” Raleigh also was lauded for its “big-city feel with a low cost of living; mild, fourseason weather; and, thanks to all those medical schools, world-class health care.” Other cities on the list included Pittsburgh, PA; Lexington, KY; St. Petersburg, FL; Boise, ID; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Salt Lake City, UT; Colorado Springs, CO; Spokane, WA; and Norfolk, VA. SOURCE: Money magazine

Raleigh-Cary Ranks


For High Paying Jobs

Payscale, a salary comparison website, evaluated 100 metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S. – placing Raleigh-Cary at number seven on the list. Salt Lake City, UT, topped the list, followed by San Jose, CA; Houston, TX; Austin, TX; and Provo, UT. Raleigh-Cary was just behind Ogden, UT. Omaha, NB; Des Moines, IA; and Seattle, WS completed the top rankings. Payscale used three metrics: Median pay adjusted to the area’s cost of living, relative adequate supply of high-paying jobs, and the unemployment rate. Highpaying jobs were defined as including managers, executives, software developers, engineers, lawyers, judges, doctors, surgeons and psychiatrists. SOURCE: Payscale

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