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The Cover 18

Still Learning

Longtime Educator Takes Helm at Leesville Middle

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Estate Planning and More

Piekaar Law Firm Provides Exceptional Legal Service

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Healthy, Active Community

Lake Lynn Center Features Great Facilities, Programs

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An Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

10 Tips To A Better Life, And A Cleaner Environment

Features 12

Sycamore Creek 4th Grader

Josh Phillips’ Compassion, Enthusiasm for Life Recognized

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Unique Camp Experience

Diverse Camp Trinity Offers A Beautiful Lake Environment

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Music and Education

A Profile on the Athchley Family’s Renowned Life

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Delighted With New Roles

Frankie Petty Retires After Long, Rewarding Career

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Brie Ott’s Special Gifts

Hilburn Academy Student Blends Interests, Academics

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Learning and Growing

Trinity Academy Features Excellent Academics, More

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Community Events School Events Extracurricular Activities Community Sports

Departments 6 Publisher’s Notes 30 Yearbook 40 Community 46 Home Work 56 Food Break 50 Field Trip 54 Spring Sports Previews 58 919 Region 59 Advertisers Index 59 Along the I-540 Corridor 59 Bulletin Board 62 919 Final Bell

On the Cover Lake Lynn Community Center Manager Kira Stewart Photo by Mehdi Mirian Photography

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››› 919 NOTES

Publisher

Suzy Beth Sarver

It’s Time to Put A Spring in Your Step

IT Operations Keith Bullington

Welcome to the March/April issue of 919 Magazine-Leesville! It’s spring in the Triangle! Time for green eggs and ham, Easter bunnies and spring flings. We celebrate Earth Day, the start of baseball, and warmer weather. Spring is when everything comes alive: Things are starting to bloom, including my allergies. But that won’t stop me from getting out and having in fun in this wonderful community. I thought about calling this issue “The Good life” because it’s packed with people having a good time, or creating one for the rest of us. I love a good time. The parties with family, friends and, of course, my kids. Having a good time can mean different things to different people. With all there is to offer in the 919 we hope you find something that puts the spring in your step. Here are some of the special articles inside this issue: • Meet our students, Josh Phillips and Brie Ott – both very special young people in our community. Brie is a very talented and smart 11-year-old in the 6th Grade at Hilburn Academy, but it’s the golf balls she decorated for her grandfather that recently created quite the happening in Florida (read all about it on Page 28). Josh is a 4th Grader at Sycamore Creek Elementary whose compassion for others and enthusiasm for life is apparent to all who know him (his story is on Page 12). • Check out Springdale’s Athchley family on Page 20. Their renowned life is filled with education, music and their expanding family (a five-year-old grandson named Killian). • And don’t miss the profile on Frankie Petty, a recently retired teacher at Leesville Road High School on Page 22. She’s delighted with her new roles – which include being a grandmother. Someone coined the term that Raleigh is known as “Trees, Tees and PhDs.” It should also be known for the healthy activities and first class amenities available at our local community centers. One of my favorites would surely be the Lake Lynn Community Center. Beginning on Page 34, we sit down with Director Kira Stewart, who walks us through this incredible treasure right here in our own backyard. Finally, we celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with some tips on Page 46 to help cut down on the clutter and become a little more “Eco Friendly” in the 919. This spring we are pleased to announce our new publication for the residents of Morrisville. Arriving in early April, that area will join our group of five distinct, local 919 publications – and we couldn’t be more thrilled. If you have friends or family in that area, please be sure to tell them about 919 Magazine. Maybe you are a loyal 919 Magazine reader, or this is your first time taking a closer look at this unique publication. Whatever the reason, we are glad you are here. If it’s important to you, it’s important to us – because it’s our town, too; it’s where we all Live. Work. Play.

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››› 919 STUDENT PROFILE

Sycamore Creek 4th Grader

Compassion for Others And Enthusiasm for Life Apparent in Josh Phillips

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By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

It’s easy to see why Sycamore Creek Elementary School 4th Grader Josh Phillips is such a likeable and successful kid. His compassion for others and enthusiasm for life are apparent in all he does. As a two-time character award winner, member of the Pieces of Gold chorus, and with perfect attendance at school, Phillips is a dedicated student. Although math is his favorite subject – especially now since he is learning about fractions – he counts the teachers as his favorite thing. “They are so nice and kind hearted,” said Phillips. “Josh is a great student, enjoys learning new things, reading and math, but mostly he loves P.E.,” said mom Sarah Phillips. In fact, Phillips loves sports of all kinds and enjoys watching, playing, and learning

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He cares more about others and their feelings than he does about himself. SARAH PHILLIPS about all of them. He currently plays basketball on the Panthers for the Raleigh Parks and Recreation program; and, although he plays just for fun,

he is serious about doing his best while working hard to learn the sport, improve each game, and help his team. In addition to playing basketball, he enjoys following football – especially his favorite team, the Washington Redskins. He looks up to quarterback Robert Griffin III for his strength and work ethic. Phillips enjoys all aspects of sports so much so that he already has his sights set on one day attending Appalachian State University to study for a career as a P.E. teacher. A resident of Glen Arbor at Dominion Park, Phillips lives with his parents, Todd and Sarah Phillips,

and his 8-year-old sister Caroline. The Phillips family is very close and loves to be active and on the go. Phillips counts himself lucky to have a helpful mom and a dad who are funny and who teach him about sports. “Josh is a great friend and a wonderful brother with a great sense of humor,” said Sarah. “He cares more about others and their feelings than he does about himself.”

Joshua Phillips Profile AGE: 10 SCHOOL: Sycamore Creek Elementary (4th Grade) PARENTS: Todd and Sarah Phillips RESIDENCE: Glen Arbor at Dominion Park SIBLINGS: Caroline (2nd Grade, Sycamore Creek ES) PETS: Spencer (15-year-old cat) INTERESTS: Running, football, soccer, basketball, singing with chorus, swimming

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Diverse Camp Trinity Features A Beautiful Lake Environment By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

Growing up in a home where everyone was welcomed and loved equipped North Raleigh resident James Ranieri with the skills and strength to effectively and compassionately work with people. Today, as executive director of Camp Trinity, Ranieri oversees summer camps, after school programming, and community development for Trinity Academy of Raleigh. Driven by what he calls “the grace that flows from the Gospel,” Ranieri believes in the power of knowing that, in his weakness, God is strong. “I love watching that simple yet profoundly monumental message impact lives,” Ranieri said. Ranieri, along with his wife Meghan, 2-year-old son Jack, and baby Mary Claire, love their Greystone neighborhood and the Raleigh

area for the people, the growth, the newness, and the community feel. While studying philosophy and theology at the College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ranieri began working with youth at the Triangle Youth for Christ doing volunteer contact work in schools. This was the beginning of his journey that included running camps with

the YMCA of the Triangle, acting as youth director at the Alexander YMCA downtown for four years, and accepting the position at Trinity Academy to oversee extended education, which evolved into Camp Trinity. Situated on nearly 40 acres of land with a beautiful lake, hiking trails, climbing course, archery, fishing, canoeing, four athletics fields, and a

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gym, Camp Trinity operates day camps and sports camps for kids ages 5-15. It is a unique program offering both a traditional summer camp and an outreach camp for children in at-risk communities. “To us, that is the beauty of Camp Trinity – a diversity that is a beautiful foretaste of the kingdom of God,” said Ranieri. Eventually, Ranieri expects Camp Trinity participants to be 50 percent children on financial assistance and 50 percent attending on a traditional fee basis. As the fee-based programs grow, so too will outreach services. When families register their children for camp, they essentially afford their child and an atrisk child an opportunity for great camp experiences. “The best part is, the kids will not have any idea about all of that, and they will interact, connect, be challenged, and grow, with the Gospel being the linchpin that holds it all together,” said Ranieri.

For more information or to register a participant, visit www. camptrinitync.org/summercamps. Trinity Academy of Raleigh is located at 10224 Baileywick Road in North Raleigh

James Ranieri Profile POSITION: Executive Director, Camp Trinity; Trinity Academy of Raleigh AGE: 28 RESIDENCE: Greystone, North Raleigh FAMILY: Meghan (spouse); Jack, Mary Claire (children) INTERESTS: Listening to good sermons, good books, coffee, baseball and football (Go Pack!), playing mandolin CAMP INFO: www.camptrinitync.org/summercamps, 919-786-0114

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Cheer Coach Credits Dedication, Leadership, And Determination for LRHS Winning Ways Shelley Reathaford, Leesville Road High School science teacher and head cheerleading coach, credits her squad of athletes for their dedication, leadership, and determination in winning first place honors at this year’s North Carolina High School Athletics Association (NCHSAA) championships. “With competitive cheerleading, there are always a number of obstacles facing teams as you have two minutes and 30 seconds to show your best ability,” said Reathaford, who is in her eighth year as head coach at LRHS. “Typically, making mistakes will cost a team the championship so there is a lot of pressure to be perfect.”

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Year after year, LRHS cheerleaders continue to strive for perfection, bringing home top honors, winning the NCHSSA championship in 2009 and second place in 2010, as well as numerous top five finishes in various competitions throughout the years. In order to be competitive, cheerleading follows the same criteria as all sports at LRHS for tryouts, where athletes participate in tryout clinics leading up to selection by the coaches. Although there are no set requirements for cheerleading at Leesville, the top athletes for each available position on the squad are selected. Criteria used to make

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these decisions include skill levels in cheers and motions, stunting, jumps, and tumbling. “Historically, our varsity team has had strong tumbling and stunting so our team skills are pretty high,” said Reathaford.

What I love most about Leesville is the determination of our athletes. SHELLEY REATHAFORD

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“What I love most about Leesville is the determination of our athletes,” said Reathaford. “Although faced with obstacles and rigorous course loads, they always exceed expectations that we, as coaches, set for them.” Reathaford is particularly proud of

her athletes for their commitment to supporting the athletics program and promoting school spirit while understanding that competitive cheerleading comes second to school cheerleading. “Although they are quite talented and could perform

well at several competitions, they simply love wearing Leesville on their uniform and cheering at games for their peers, school, and community,” said Reathaford. “I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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

For Cynthia Kremer, the new principal of Leesville Road Middle School, 2013 marks a new year of beginnings for this seasoned educator and administrator. “Being new to this well-established community, I have a lot to learn,” said Kremer. “For the first few months, I’ll concentrate on becoming familiar with our community, Wake County Schools, and getting to know students, families, teachers, and staff members.” Growing up on a Kentucky farm, Kremer learned the value of hard work, teamwork, and a job well done. “I can still hear my mother’s voice, ‘If it is worth doing, it is worth doing to the best of your ability,’” said Kremer. Earning her degree in secondary education from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY, Kremer continued her education completing a master’s degree in school supervision and a specialist’s degree in school administration from The Citadel in Charleston, SC. Before moving to Wake County, Kremer served as the principal of Guilford Middle for 10 years, assistant principal at the high school and middle school levels, worked two

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Cynthia Kremer Profile AGE: 55 POSITION: Leesville Road Middle School Principal RESIDENCE: Brier Creek FAMILY: Keith Kremer (husband); Jonathan Kremer (son); Kristin Small (daughter); Caleb Kremer (grandson) INTERESTS: Knitting, attending Tar Heels sporting events, spending time with family

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years in the Moore County School System and 20 years in the Berkeley County School System in South Carolina. Kremer and her husband Keith, who works for the Department of Public Instruction as a school transformation coach, selected Brier Creek for their new home. Their son, Jonathan, works for Fidelity Investments and lives in Raleigh with his wife Brianna and eight-monthold son Caleb. Daughter Kristin and her husband Erik live in Raleigh where she is a 2nd Grade teacher at Brassfield Elementary. Inspired by her husband’s seven siblings who all became educators, Kremer knew she, too, wanted to have a positive impact on the lives of students. “As a teacher, I enjoyed watching students grow, and wanting to have a greater impact on student learning, I pursued a career in school administration,” said Kremer. “It is most rewarding to work with teachers and staff members as we continually strive to improve our practice and use new strategies to increase student learning.”

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Athchleys’ Renowned Life Filled With Education, Music and Family

By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

Together for more than a half a century, North Raleigh residents William (Bill) and Wilinda Atchley reflect on a life filled with higher education, music, and family. The Atchleys expressed a real affection for their Springdale Estates neighborhood. “We love Springdale because of the lack of traffic within the neighborhood, the woods, the lake, and the spacious walking areas,” Wilinda said. “We enjoy the quiet atmosphere, no street lights, proximity of grocery shopping, and the large lots. Recent years have brought young families, giving the neighborhood an age mix that we value.” Bill, a computational biologist who integrates information from genetics, statistics, mathematics, and computer 20

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science in the study of molecular biology and genetics, is retired but continues to work and publish as the William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Statistics Emeritus at North Carolina State University. Wilinda, a former professional violinist, recently co-founded the Triangle Area Suzuki Talent Education (TASTE) program and is a regular faculty member at several national music institutes and workshops, having retired from Meredith College where she taught for over 30 years. During Bill’s illustrious career, he published 150 referred papers in international scientific journals and gave more than 200 invited lectures or seminars in the U.S. and internationally. In recognition for his scientific contributions, Bill has received numerous awards including: Inductee to the March | April 2013

American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003; recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award in mathematical biology at Bielefeld University in Germany, the James Chair Professorship in Genetics in Canada, and the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Gov. Bev Perdue, one of the highest awards the Governor of North Carolina can bestow; all while holding the International Distinguished Research Professorship at the Chinese Academy of Science in Shanghai. He also received the Alexander Qualls Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest award given for life-long achievement as an NCSU professor. Aside from science, music has been ever present for Bill and Wilinda beginning with their first chance meeting in the fall of 1961 in the lobby of the music building at Eastern www.919Magazine.com


New Mexico University, where they both were students. Wilinda received her degree in violin performance and spent decades performing and teaching. Bill, a saxophone player since elementary school, spent many years studying and performing jazz music – forming and leading a variety of bands playing in venues across North Carolina and Virginia. The Atchleys’ daughter, Erika Leigh Atchley Hagis, carries on the musical tradition and is currently a violinist with the North Carolina Symphony. Son, Kevin is the co-owner of a distinctive restaurant called Pine State Biscuits in Portland, OR, with three locations offering “southern food” to a loyal following in the northwestern U.S. Now, in their retired years, the Atchleys look forward to traveling, reading, and following the many activities of their two children and five-year-old grandson Killian.

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William and Wilinda Atchley Springdale Estates neighborhood Erika Leigh Atchley Hagis, 43 (Raleigh); Kevin Landon Atchley, 40 (Portland)

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After a long and rewarding career as a teacher and busy mom, Frankie Petty, of Black Horse Run, is delighted to now be spending her retirement as a grandmother. In addition to traveling and volunteering, with two granddaughters born in the fall of last year, Petty is looking forward to spending time with family.

Seeing what the students have learned and accomplished at the end of each semester or school year is the best reward of all. FRANKIE PETTY

After Long, Rewarding Teaching Career, Frankie Petty Delighted With New Roles

Inspired by her mother who was a teacher, Petty received her degree in business education from Meredith College and began her career in 1976

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teaching typing on manual typewriters at Daniels Junior High School (now known as Daniels Middle School). Following the birth of her second child in l982, Petty took a hiatus from teaching for 11 years, but knowing she would someday return to teaching, she kept her teaching certificate renewed and current. Her smart planning eventually landed her a teaching job at what was then the newest school in town, Leesville Road High School. Over the next 17 years, Petty taught keyboarding and accounting, which over the course of time changed to computer applications, then to Microsoft Information Technology Academy (MSITA). She served as lead teacher for the Business Finance and Information Technology (BFIT) department, passed her National Board Certification in Business/Marketing in 2006, and served on several committees. www.919Magazine.com


Petty enjoyed teaching students in all grade levels for the variety it added to every course and class period and is grateful for her caring, supportive, and professional coworkers. “Teaching is definitely a challenging, yet rewarding career,” said Petty. “Seeing what the students have learned and accomplished at the end of each semester or school year is the best reward of all.” Petty’s two children are both LRHS graduates. “I always told parents at Open House night that I

hoped they would be as pleased with the education their children received at Leesville as I was,” said Petty. A native North Carolinian, Petty and her husband Berry – who have been married for almost 40 years – have spent more than two decades in Leesville. Petty loves her community for the friendly caring people, several of whom she counts as lifelong friends. She is looking forward to many years of spending time with family and friends, relaxing, traveling, and enjoying all that Raleigh has to offer.

Frances ‘Frankie’ Petty Profile AGE: 60 PROFESSION: Retired Teacher, LRHS RESIDENCE: Black Horse Run Subdivision FAMILY: Spouse, Berry; two children and their families: Jason and Jen Petty, and daughter Violet; Lisa and Tug Thomson, and daughter Ferne INTERESTS: Volunteer, member at Benson Memorial United Methodist Church; attending plays, musical events, sporting events, reading, computer time

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Holiday giving took on new meaning this past December for the close to 160 Trinity Academy Upper School students and staff who participated with Stop Hunger Now, a Raleigh-based international hunger relief organization, to package more than 14,000 nutritious meals for children a world away. “We wanted to do something powerful and impactful on our last day of school before Christmas break,” said Steve Pond, Trinity Upper School Head. “As the Christmas season ought to be a time of remembrance, reflection, and action-filled giving, we felt that a Stop Hunger Now packaging event would be a great opportunity to help those in need.” To prepare for this effort, Service Prefect, Jessica Hofer coordinated all aspects of the program from initial

Trinity Students, Faculty Pack Meals To Feed the World’s Hungry Children planning to post-event cleanup. Participating students and faculty took part in whole-group education and dialogue learning about Stop Hunger Now and their valuable efforts to end hunger by delivering millions of meals to children around the world. And after learning that in developing countries, almost one out of every 15 children will die before they reach the age of five, students were highly motivated to collaborate and work hard to make this project a success. Trinity students and parents contributed the funds necessary to purchase the food items, and to encourage “authentic” giving, students were asked to work to make

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their own money, which they then donated to support the cause. With Christmas music playing and the clock ticking, the nearly 160 volunteers successfully packed 14,268 meals in under one hour. Given the success of the event and positive impact on the school community, Trinity Academy

looks forward to the opportunity to host more packaging events in the future. “Both the Upper School students and faculty were extremely enthusiastic about the Stop Hunger Now effort,” said Pond. “The Trinity Academy community was reminded that we are all called to care for those in need.”

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Special Gift Key to Grandfather’s Hole in One? By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

If there is such a thing as a Renaissance 11-year-old, Brie Ott most certainly would be one. With interests and passions ranging from math and science to music and art, Ott is able to successfully blend her love for academics, technology, and the arts as a student in Hilburn Academy’s STEAM program. “I love Hilburn Academy because it is a STEAM school,” said Ott, an AIG (Academically or Intellectually Gifted) identified student. “I get to do a lot of math and science projects with my friends, who are fun and who make it feel like a family reunion every day.” As a member of Hilburn Academy’s first year of middle school students, Ott participates in projectbased learning and interdisciplinary activities central to the STEAM philosophy. “It is not unusual to see her creating a comic for one of her science or social studies projects,” said mom Kim. “I love how she can utilize all her skills to achieve her goals.” Ott lives in the Village of Pine Valley in Brier Creek Country Club with her parents, Keith and Kim Ott, and brother Josh, a 3rd Grader at Brier Creek Elementary School, all of whom share the same interests in technology, robotics, and computers. Ott shares a love of music and

musical theater with her mom – a musician who works at Family Piano Academy – where Ott also takes lessons. In addition to piano, Ott plays guitar, sings, and composes her own music living by the motto “La musique est ma vie” (French translation: Music is my life).

Ott discovered her passion for art in the first grade when her artwork was selected for a district wide competition. She also enjoys writing and shared a recent story she wrote describing a

I love how she can utilize all her skills to achieve her goals. KIM OTT

Brie Ott Profile AGE: 11 SCHOOL: Hilburn Academy (6th Grade) PARENTS: Kim and Keith Ott RESIDENCE: Village of Pine Valley, Brier Creek Country Club SIBLINGS: Josh Ott (3rd Grader, Brier Creek Elementary) PETS: Sai (Siamese cat); Myschief (Dalmation/husky-ish mutt dog) INTERESTS: Math, art, science, reading, writing, music, theater

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special gift she made for her grandfather – a handpainted golf ball with a picture of a ball going into a cup on one side and the words “Hole in One” on the other. Playing golf with that ball during his yearly trip to Florida, he coincidentally got a hole in one for the first time in his 50 years of playing golf. “He called me that night and told me I had a magic hand, and we ended up on the front page of the Daily Sun newspaper in Florida,” said Ott. “I love that Brie is an individual and she stays true to herself,” said Kim. “I can’t wait to see the great things she will do in her life.”

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Leesville Road High School’s Winter Choral Concert lead by Choral Director Diane Covington

Instructor Jose Espinal with students Alex Caina Vara and Autumn Robertson who helped in creating the Jason’s Deli mural

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Coach Chris Mitta and the Panthers, a Raleigh Parks & Recreation Winter Youth Basketball League (ages 9-10) that played at Lake Lynn Community Center (readers are encouraged to submit youth team photos to 919 Magazine for publication in this section).

Leesville Road High School’s Dance Ensemble prepares to participate in the Raleigh Christmas Parade

Blo, a salon located in Brier Creek Commons, celebrates its 8th year anniversary during its recent 24-Hour SNIP SNIP GIVE Cut-A-Thon

Twins Celeigh and Quinn stopped by the Blo Cut-A-Thon with mom Adriaenn (left), who was a participating stylist at the event

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Misty Piekaar, owner and managing attorney of Piekaar Law Firm, PLLC, understands that exceptional client service and thorough estate planning go hand in hand. Dedicated to offering quality legal services at affordable prices, Piekaar offers estate planning advice. A native North Carolinian and raised in the North Raleigh area, Piekaar received her law degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law. While providing sound legal advice, she

also understands the complexities of family dynamics and prefers not to use technical jargon and legalese to ensure her clients understand every step of the process. “Before clients leave my office, we have discussed an issue, made a plan to resolve it, and, most importantly, they understand how the issue will be resolved.” In regards to estate planning, Piekaar provides powers of attorney – financial and health –wills and trusts, and Medicaid planning. “When assisting clients with estate

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Building a Healthy,

Active Community Lake Lynn Community Center Offers Great Facilities, Creative Programs, And Fitness Options Lake Lynn Community Center opened its doors in 1997, at the time the only Raleigh Parks and Recreation facility serving the rapidly growing northeast portion of the city. Today, the Center is a busy confluence of youths and adults involved in fitness classes, dance, music, tennis and other sports and activities. Kira Stewart, the current Center supervisor, recently spent time answering questions for 919 Magazine about the facility and its wide variety of programs.

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A Conversation with Lake Lynn Community Center Supervisor Kira Stewart: What is the history of the Lake Lynn Community Center? Lake Lynn Community Center opened in 1997 and at the time was the only facility serving the northwest Raleigh community. In fact, from the day the doors opened, we saw very high participation in our programs. The growth in northwest Raleigh and the demand for parks and recreational programming has led to several other facilities and parks being built over the last 15 years in northwest Raleigh, but Lake Lynn was one of the first.

What are the facilities at the Center? Lake Lynn Community Center has a classroom, a large multi-purpose room, a dance studio, a fitness room, and two full gymnasiums. Outside, in our park, we have tennis courts, a baseball field and batting cage, a playground, two bocce courts, and access to the Lake Lynn Greenway Trail around Lake Lynn.

How is the Center funded? Lake Lynn Community Center is part of the City of Raleigh and receives some support through public funds. It is also funded from revenues from programs and rentals.

What is the purpose of community centers in Raleigh? The purpose of Raleigh Parks and Recreation community centers is to provide places that actively encourage, provide and promote quality leisure and recreation opportunities that are essential for the enhancement of the lives of our citizens.

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What are various programs provided to residents at Lake Lynn Community Center? Lake Lynn Community Center provides programming for all ages to meet a wide variety of interests. This includes everything from preschool programming – such as art and music, to youth programming – such as summer camps; Track Out camps and athletics; adult programming, such as karate, fitness classes and arts programs; and senior programming, such as our senior club and senior fitness classes.

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…From the day the doors opened, we saw very high participation in our programs. KIRA STEWART

What is the most unusual unique program offered by the Center?

Lake Lynn Community Center Profile ADDRESS: 7921 Ray Road DIRECTOR: Kira Stewart YEAR OPENED: 1997 PHONE: 919-870-2911 WEBSITE: www.raleighnc.gov; (key word “Lake Lynn”) EMAIL: Lakelynn@raleighnc.gov PERSONNEL: Full-time director, assistant director; Track-Out Camp director; various part-time staff HOURS: M-F, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (opens 7 a.m. for Tracks 1, 3 and 4); Sat, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday 1-6 p.m.

We offer several unique programs, but I would say that we offer some rather unique fitness programming. We offer both a “Belly Dance for Fitness” class, as well as a “Bollywood Dance for Fitness” class. These programs offer participants the chance to exercise while learning a new skill and meeting new people. For our senior adults, we offer a “Drumming for Fitness” class that allows participants to get a cardio and strength building workout through “drumming” on equipment.

What is the most popular program offered to local residents by the Center? Our youth athletic leagues are very popular. We offer youth basketball, youth baseball and youth football for children ages 5 and up. Our summer camps are also very popular – we offer a traditional full-day camp as well as several fun half-day specialty camps such as drama camp, jewelry making camp and baseball camp.

What is the most important aspect of what the Center offers the community? We are constantly looking for opportunities to provide new programming that meets the needs of our participants. Over the past couple of years, we have offered some exciting new programs, such as piano, touch football for youth, and badminton. These are all based off of requests for programming by the local community.

What will surprise most local residents about what is offered at the Center? (Most likely) the large volume of programs that we offer, for all ages. I think people, especially adults, are surprised at how many programs there are for them – some people assume that all we offer are programs for youth. But community centers are a great place to try out a new program at a very affordable cost, no matter what your age!

Kira Stewart Profile POSITION: Recreation & Program Supervisor III TENURE: 11 years at Lake Lynn Community Center; 8 in current position CAREER: Municipal government experience in Raleigh; Wilmington; and Hampton, VA EDUCATION: Bachelor’s in Government, College of William and Mary; Master’s Degree in Parks, Recreation & Tourism Mgt., North Carolina State University RESIDENCE: Raleigh FAMILY: Husband, Richard; son, Jack (8) INTERESTS: Reading, sports, spending time with family PETS: One dog; two cats

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4 Lighted Tennis Courts (919-872-4129 to reserve) Lighted Ball Field (919-831-6838 to reserve) Batting Cage Playground 2 Bocce Courts Indoor Basketball Courts Dance Studio Meeting Room Art Room Weight Room Lockers 2.8 mi. Greenway Trail (circles Lake Lynn)


How can local residents best find out about what is offered at the Center? We invite the community to visit our website at www.raleighnc.gov, key word “Lake Lynn,” to get to our webpage. People are also welcome to drop by anytime and pick up literature and talk to our staff; we are always happy to tell people about our programs and show them our facility.

What do you enjoy most about your job at the Center? I enjoy the opportunity to interact with the public and see them participating in our programs. It is a big thrill to see people enjoying themselves in our programs.

What can you tell us about the staff at the Center? Lake Lynn Community Center has a small number of full-time staff, but is primarily supported by a dedicated, enthusiastic group of part-time staff who do everything from teach classes, to officiate athletics, to work at the front desk.

Does the Center need volunteers to support programs or projects? Lake Lynn Community Center uses all volunteers to coach our youth athletic leagues – basketball, baseball, and football. You do not have to have a child in the program to serve as a volunteer coach. I would encourage anyone who has a passion for any of these sports and would be interested in sharing it with children to contact us!

If you could add one program or activity to the Center, what would it be? We would love to expand our programming beyond the facility walls, and offer some fitness programming that utilizes more of the park land – such as boot camp fitness programming.

If you had one wish for the center going forward, what would it be? It would be that the community continues to engage with us and provide feedback on what they think of our current programming and what they would like to see in terms of programming in the future. We hope that people will come for one class and then continue to come back for more.

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David Albert Returns to Band Director Role at Leesville Road

Jason Deli: Unveils New Community-Inspired Mural Jason’s Deli in Brier Creek Commons unveiled a new community-inspired mural in February, with the help of the Leesville Road High School art department. LRHS Art Instructor Jose Espinal said the young Photo by Joseph Whichard Photography artists involved in the project – from design to completion – included Alex Caina Vara (senior), Erin McCauley (senior), Sarah McCauley(freshman), Grace McLeod (senior), Gabe Romero (senior), Rachel Radulovich (senior), Alicia Smith (senior) and Autumn Robertson (senior). “I just want to acknowledge how proud of these eight students I am and how great it was to see their hard work pay off. It was great to see the community support and administration come out and support all of their hard work,” Espinal said. “I also think that working with the Brier Creek Jason's Deli Managers Allen Newman and Nick Robertson was such a wonderful experience for the kids. It made them feel and become real working artist!” The project took two to three months to complete. “We try to partner with local schools and churches, and try to help any way we can,” said Newman. “We needed something for this large blank space in the restaurant, and LRHS was our first thought to help out and make a blank space something beautiful.”

Leesville Road High Welcomes Civitello as New Baseball Coach Guy Civitello is the new Varsity Head Baseball Coach at Leesville Road High School, taking over for longtime Coach Chad Smothers. After several years as both baseball and football head coach, Smothers will now focus solely on his gridiron position. Originally from North Haven, CT, Civitello moved to the Raleigh area in 2007, settling in Apex where he currently resides with his wife, Karen, and newborn son, Gaestano. A graduate of Southern Connecticut State University where he received his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in teaching, Civitello began his baseball coaching career as the Freshman head coach and varsity assistant at Guilford High School in Connecticut – coaching the school’s victory in the 2007 Class L State Championship. After moving to Raleigh, he began coaching at Panther Creek High School, then spent four years as a varsity assistant coach at LRHS. 40

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Long-time Leesville Road High School band director David S. Albert is back on the podium at the campus. "Everyone, including the students, faculty, administration, and parents have been very warm, welcoming, and helpful as I've returned to this position as the Leesville Road High School band director,” said Albert, who actually started the program. “Leesville is family to me, and it's nice to be back home. It's a nice reunion." Albert assumed the role as substitute director after the sudden resignation of Christopher Serina in January for personal reasons.

Leesville Students, Staff Package Food for Hungry in 75 Countries Leesville Road High School students and staff members gathered in the cafeteria for two hours in January to participate in a Stop Hunger Now assembly line. The event was organized by LRHS social studies teacher Angela Scioli. “Alan Winchester (Stop Hunger Now board member and parent of three LHS alumni) let me know that a donation in the amount of $5,000 had been made by an anonymous donor, with the hope that Leesville Road High School could host the event,” Scioli said. “Given the generous spirit of our students, faculty and administration, I knew it would be no problem to make it happen. And, they exceeded my expectations! It was a great event and a super way to kick off the second semester.” According to Scioli, about 125 students and staff members participated, enabling more than 20,718 meals to be packaged in two hours for delivery to hungry young students in 75 developing countries -- at an average price of just 25 cents per meal.

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919 Magazine Planning All-Local, Glossy Publication Serving the Morrisville Area DreamLake Media, a Brier Creek-based media and communications company that publishes five local magazines in North Raleigh, plans to launch a new publication in April. 919 Magazine/Morrisville-RTP will be distributed six times a year to every residence and business in a specific geographic area in Northwest Wake County. Combined with the current 919 Magazine/Brier Creek, 919 Magazine/Wakefield Plantation-Falls Lake, 919 Magazine/LeesvilleCreedmoor Road, 919 Magazine/North Raleigh-Six Forks-Falls of Neuse and 919Magazine/Wake Forest-Rolesville editions, the six publications circulate more than 107,000 issues along the I-540 Corridor and throughout the high-profile markets. Each edition of 919 Magazine includes informative features and articles, packaged in a vibrant, colorful, easy-to-read glossy format. Saturation delivery of the new edition by the United States Postal Service will occur six times a year in the Morrisville-Research Triangle Park area – roughly south of I-540 to Cary Parkway and east of Highway 55 to I-40 (all of USPS Zip Code 27650). “In addition to the mail distribution to every single family home, condominium, apartment and business, additional copies of the new publication will be available on specialty racks placed in strategic locations throughout the high-demographic region,” said Publisher Suzy Beth Sarver, noting the expansion is the result of the overwhelmingly positive response to the first five editions of 919 Magazine that began distribution in May 2012 to the Brier Creek and Leesville areas. Deadline for advertising reservations and content submissions for the new edition is Monday, March 11. All six editions of 919 Magazine focus on people, events and activities in the specific area, featuring vibrant local photography, compelling articles by award-winning writers, and relevant information of vital interest to residents.

919 COMMUNITY ‹‹‹ Ashley Furniture Opens In North Raleigh on Glenwood Avenue Broad River Furniture, a licensee of Ashley Furniture HomeStore, opened its first Triangle area store in December 2012. The Charlotte-based company, which operates 13 other Ashley Furniture HomeStores and an Ashley Furniture HomeStore outlet, leased a 36,000 square-foot former RoomStore location at 8331 Glenwood Ave. in North Raleigh. The company indicated that Glenwood Avenue is well known as a stronghold of furniture retailers

Brier Creek’s Tra’li Irish Pub Plans A 2-Day St. Patrick’s Celebration

Tra’li Irish Pub and Restaurant in Brier Creek plans a two-day St. Patricks Day celebration on Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17. The event will feature live music with Roscommoners, Gravy Boys, Rob Sharer, Eric Hahn, Jason Adamo band and DJ Marc. In addition, Irish dancers from Inis Cairde and Rince na h’Eireahn will perform. Traditional Irish food will be available, and a special beer tent will be set up. The Trali Trolley will be making its rounds in the Brier Creek area to bring people to the pub (stops for the trolley will be annoncued on the Tra’li Facebook page. In addition, Tra’li will host a St. Baldrick’s charity event 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on March 9, and is encouraging people to participate as a “shavee” or make donations. Those interested can sign up at www.stbaldricks.org.

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Short Takes Bryan’s Tennis opened in late 2012 at 6405 Westgate Road, Suite 127. Open seven days a week, it offers tennis shoes, rackets and apparel for novice to advanced players. Stringing and racket maintenance also are available…Prenessa Lowery recently received the Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting. A senior at Leesville Road High School, she is a member of Troop 1207…Aja Moody, a teacher at Broughton High School, was approved by Wake County Public School System as an Assistant Principal for Leesville Road High School…Emily Thomas earned the Silver Award, Girl Scouting’s second-highest honor for helping create a butterfly sanctuary at Strickland Road Park in North Raleigh. She is the daughter of Jeremy and Tara Thomas, attends Leesville Road High School, and is a member of Troop 1069 (led by Sarah Jessup)…Several LRHS aerospace students visited Raleigh-Durham International Airport recently to explore the facilities and get a behind-the-scenes look at the RDU operations… Bridget Birth, Rachel Harris, Cailley Michaud and Julie Pappalardo received the Silver Award, the second highest achievement in Girl Scouts. Birth is the daughter of Randall and Molly Ann Birth and attends Leesville Road High School; Harris is the daughter of Nelson and Jill Harris and attends Cardinal Gibbons; Michaud is the daughter of William and Diane Michaud and attends LRHS; and Pappalardo is the daughter of Gena Pappalardo and attends LRHS. All are members of Troop 1045, led by Diane Michaud and Gena Pappalardo. 919 Magazine LV

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North Raleigh Resident Shares Personal Journey in New Book Local writer and North Raleigh resident, Vince Guaglione, shares his personal journey of self-discovery and touches on universal themes in his newly published collection of short introspective essays, The Narratives: Keeping The Soul Alive. The book, now available as an eBook and in paperback exclusively from Amazon.com and CreateSpace.com, chronicles the author’s journey of healing with introspection, humor, and compassion. In January of 2012, after experiencing the sudden passing of his significant other, Guaglione soon recognized he was dealing with a flood of emotions and needed a way to process them. After too many sleepless nights, he started journaling to help lessen the struggle of trying to make sense of it all. “At times, there was so much in my brain

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that I had no idea what I was going to write or when I was going to write,” said Guaglione. “I just decided that whatever was in my head at the time was going down on paper, and as soon as I got the process started, things began flowing.” Born and raised in Philadelphia, Guaglione graduated Magna Cum Laude from Spring Garden College in 1990 with a degree in computer science and since then has worked as a professional software engineer. After moving to the Triangle in 2006, he continued to write, organized one of the largest social meet-up groups – The Triangle 30/40/Mid 50s Something Group, and occasionally bowls competitively as a professional on the regional Pro Bowlers Tour – PBA South Region. As a teen growing up in Philadephia, Guaglione turned to writing and

journaling, filling notebooks and enjoying the peace it brought him. Turns out, this was the inspiration for writing The Narratives, which he refers to as an amazing exercise in self-discovery and his readers are calling funny, inspirational, and brilliant in its simplicity. Guaglione, in his ongoing quest to better understand himself and his relationship with the world around him, is currently working on the second volume of The Narratives, sub-titled Dusk or Dawn, which he hopes to complete in 2013 and then plans to keep writing. “As I mention in Volume One, I am a work in progress and have just scratched the surface,” said Guaglione. For more information, visit www.amazon.com or www.facebook.com/ TheNarrativesKeepingTheSoulAlive,

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919 CHURCH PROFILE ‹‹‹

Learning, Growing Through Christ Trinity Academy features excellent academics, caring and compassionate faculty Nestled within a sprawling and wooded 38-acre campus, Trinity Academy of Raleigh is bustling with 370 students – spanning grades transitional kindergarten through 12 – learning and growing through Christ. “Trinity’s program integrates authentic Christianity with rigorous academics throughout the grades in ways that lead to students thinking critically about all things, secular and religious,” said Dr. Robert Littlejohn, Head of School. In fact, Trinity families, students, and staff consistently describe their school as a “community” of faith and learning that is unlike any other. “Our faculty is not only excellent in their teaching skills, but also caring and compassionate and truly invested in the lives of the students they teach,” said Dr. Littlejohn. Trinity Academy was founded in 1995 by families who believed there was a need in the Triangle for a school that combined high quality academics with authentic Christian living. They adopted a broad orthodox statement of Christian belief, implemented a classical approach to teaching and learning, and welcomed families from a range of Christian traditions. Today, Dr. Littlejohn and his dedicated and highly experienced leadership team – which includes Beth McCauley, Head of Lower School;

Trinity Academy Mission: To equip students to live with wisdom, excellence, and purpose in the modern world by offering an education grounded in the Christian faith and the classical tradition.

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Trinity may be unique in claiming 100 percent college acceptance, and perstudent college scholarship offers rival the best schools in the region. DR. ROBERT LITTLEJOHN Steve Pond, Head of Upper School; David Schenk, Director of Athletics; and Susan Dougherty, Director of College Guidance – are proud to oversee one of the finest college preparatory institutions in the region. “Trinity may be unique in claiming 100 percent college acceptance, and per-student college scholarship offers rival the best schools in the region,” said Dr. Littlejohn.

With a focus on the classical arts and sciences, Trinity’s program of study takes its lead from the qualities, skills and experiences that colleges, scholarship committees, and employers seek among their successful applicants. The curriculum itself is the best preparation for college placement and includes Christian principles integrated into every aspect of the learning experience, Latin as part of the standard curriculum, a strong emphasis on grammar, fine arts, logic and rhetoric, as well as athletics and service learning projects, all of which nourish the whole student – mind, body, and spirit. “We don’t tell our students what to think,” said Dr. Littlejohn. “We teach them how to think.” Trinity Academy is located at 10224 Baileywick Road, Raleigh, NC. For more information or to arrange a visit, contact the Admissions Office at admissions@trinityacademy.com

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The Green Chair Project Offers ‘Hand Up’ To Those Needing Household Furnishings By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

Founded in 2010, The Green Chair Project is doing its part to help families in need through repurposing gently used quality home furniture and furnishings. This Raleigh-based non-profit organization facilitates the process of taking the abundance of household furnishings that people no longer need or want and offering them for a nominal fee to people in transition to help them furnish their home. Former professional real estate stagers Beth Smoot and Jackie Craig, founders and co-directors of The Green Chair Project, were inspired after seeing first-hand how many people who no longer have use for quality furniture and household items want their items to go to a “good home.” They also knew that many people were in need. These two observations fit together like pieces of a puzzle, and Jackie 44

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and Beth decided to use their talents, energy, and love of service to meet a need in the Raleigh community. “The mission statement of The Green Chair Project is ‘reusing furnishings, renewing lives’ – (and) this simple statement sums up our belief that one person’s extras can be used to bless others in need,” said Smoot, a North Carolina native. With nearly 80,000 Wake County residents living at or below the poverty level, The Green Chair Project – through nominal program fees, individual donors, grants from foundations, churches, and corporations, periodic fundraising sales, and donations from the community – has helped more than 275 families create well equipped homes. Agency-referred families select their furnishings in a beautiful 17,000 square foot showroom located on Capital Boulevard filled with most everything needed to set up March | April 2013

a new home. “The Green Chair offers a ‘hand up’ rather than a hand out, as participants taking steps toward selfsufficiency pay a small furnishing fee,” explained Smoot. “That buy-in creates a personal investment in the furnishings, increasing the value to the recipient and instilling a sense of pride of ownership.” Also founded on the principle of reuse and recycling, The Green Chair Project helps keep furnishings out of landfills. According to the EPA, furniture accounts for over nine million tons of waste in our landfills. “Since many of us have extra furniture and household items we don’t use, we can redirect those items into the hands of those in need, accelerating their journey to a new ‘normal,’” said Smoot. To volunteer, visit www.thegreenchair.org. Donated items are accepted at The Green Chair Project Showroom located at 1953 Capital Blvd. on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and on the www.919Magazine.com


The Green Chair offers a ‘hand up’ rather than a hand out, as participants taking steps toward self-sufficiency pay a small furnishing fee. BETH SMOOT Co-Founder and Co-Director,

Beth Smoot & Jackie Craig, Photos by Mehdi Mirian Photography

Beth Smoot Profile AGE: 48 EDUCATION: UNC Chapel Hill, BA (1986), JD (1992) RESIDENCE: Six Forks Hills FAMILY: Husband, David Smoot, PhD.; Son, Jake (19); daughter, Hannah (17) PETS: Molly (Collie); Bagheera (cat) INTERESTS: Traveling, tennis, reading, crafts

The Green Chair Project PURPOSE: “Reusing furnishings, renewing lives” CONTACT: www.thegreenchair.org; 919-322-0474; beth@thegreenchair.org

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Going Green Tips on How to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replenish, and Restore Earth Day – originally celebrated as the Spring Equinox – became an annual day on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth. Now Earth Day is coordinated globally and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 of each year as International Earth Day. There are five main components to becoming more aware and “Eco Friendly” in everyday living: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replenish, Restore.

Reduce

Buy locally. Produce and goods that do not require travel/transportation can greatly reduce greenhouse emissions and help the environment. Another suggestion to cut down on greenhouse emissions is to ride a bike more often, and walk to neighborhood destinations.

Reuse

Many people already recycle glass bottles and cans, but what other uses can you have for left over jars, old pillows, and other household items? Glass jars filled a quarter way up with small pebbles and centered with a candle make excellent luminaries. Line your drive way, walk way or perimeter of your yard. Glass jars also keep cut lemons, onions and chopped produce fresh longer while taking up less space in your refrigerator. Before you trash them, put old bedroom pillows in the dryer at a high temp with a few fabric softener sheets. Spray with a

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disinfectant, cover with upholstery fabric and, voila’, “new” summer throw pillows for the outside couch or patio sitting area. Hold a garage sale or donate used items. Save your unwanted items from the landfill by helping someone in need and save the environment at the same time. For more eco-friendly tips for reusing instead of throwing away, visit a Facebook favorite of 919 staffers: Different Solutions.

Recycle

Cut down on waste by limiting use of paper and plastic cups. Return plastic grocery bags to the grocery store on each visit. Carry washable canvas bags and eco-friendly totes to eliminate the need for plastic shopping bags altogether. And review what is tossed in the garbage, checking the recycle codes on the bottom of your personal care products, food containers and other household items (one website that offers codes or all product containers is www.thedailygreen.com).

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Replenish

Buy and use energy-saving, compact fluorescent light bulbs and other energy efficient bulbs. Not only do these bulbs last up to 10 times as long as conventional incandescent lighting – over their lifetime – they use only a quarter of the energy. Plant trees and help fight climate change. Trees have a natural process of photosynthesis and to absorb CO2 and other pollutant particulates. Trees emit oxygen and also provide much needed shade, which helps cool yards, communities, and the planet. For more information on choosing and planting trees, try checking the Arbor Day Foundation at www.arborday.org.

Restore

Get outside more: Visiting nature centers and learning more about the environment can lead to activities and habits that make a difference on the future of our earth. Visit the local library: Libraries provide resources and guides on how to build a butterfly habitat, plant a garden, construct a bird house, or start a compost heap. Get involved: Local and national organizations need volunteers and welcome all interested in helping the planet and educating others on the effects of global warming, recycling benefits and more. A place to get started may be www.world.org/ weo/top1000, which lists a thousand websites of various environment-oriented groups, organizations and causes of all persuasions.

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919 BUSINESS PROFILE ‹‹‹

Competitive Prices, Superior Service Locally-Owned Capital Air Filters Offers Extensive Experience, Expertise For Businesses and Homeowners

Capital Air Filters Inc., owned and operated by brother and sister team Stephen Hoffman and Julie Hoffman Smith, offers competitive priced air filtration products and superior service to businesses and homeowners in the Raleigh area. Smith and Hoffman grew up learning the business from their parents who – for more than 15 years – owned a local air filtration business. Today, they utilize their experience and expertise to offer the highest quality products at the best prices, with service that consistently exceeds customer expectations.

We are dedicated to providing comprehensive support to our customers and delivering quality filtration products faster than anyone else can. JULIE SMITH,

Capital Air Filters Inc. As the only locally woman owned filter supplier offering a complete line of products for any filtration application, Capital Air Filters’ success comes from understanding each customer’s special requirements and then making sure to have the products and processes in place to meet those needs. “Being a small business, we have the flexibility to make quick changes to any part of our business model based on user and market needs,” said Smith. And with virtually all of the

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filters made right here in North Carolina and the large on-site inventory, products are readily available and cost effective. Capital Air Filters provides filtration products and services to a wide variety of customers with very specific and sometimes unique air filtration needs, including pharmaceutical facilities, hospitals, high tech businesses, public school systems, college campuses, commercial property managers, and government agencies. “Our customers include businesses and institutions who want the peace of mind that comes with knowing they are dealing with a professional organization who respects their unique requirements and who will make the extra effort to meet all of their filtration needs in a timely and cost efficient manner,” said Smith. “We are dedicated to providing comprehensive support to our customers and delivering quality filtration products faster than anyone else can.” Plus, homeowners can simply walk in the front door and select any size and type filter from the inventory of standard sized pleated filters and hard to find Air Bear, Honeywell and Aprilaire filters at prices significantly lower than “Big Box” Photos by Mehdi Mirian Photography stores charge for comparable products. Smith and Hoffman, native North Carolinians, are proud to say that because of their successful business model and commitment to unparalleled service quality, price, and convenience, Capital Air Filters continues to grow, adding full-time employees and delivery vehicles to its fleet. Capital Air Filters, Inc. is located at 6101-101 Westgate Road, Raleigh. To contact or for more information, call 919-785-9881, email Julie@filtersonline.com, or visit www.CapitalAirFilters.com.

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Working for Safer Streets Adam Little Foundation Strives To Protect Cyclists By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

Deb Thompson is on a mission to make North Carolina roads safer for cyclists. In 2011, after her husband – an amateur bicycle racer – was struck for the third time by a passing vehicle, Thompson created The Adam Little Foundation. Fortunately, her husband recovered; but tragically, Adam Little, a 34 year old father of two from Mt. Pleasant, NC, was struck and killed by a distracted driver as he commuted to work.

“Adam’s death had such a huge impact on the entire cycling community in both North and South Carolina,” said Thompson. “Although I did not know Adam personally, I knew of him because he and my husband often rode in the same races, and I felt the organization should be named in honor of him,” said Thompson. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, a bicyclist is struck by a motorist in the state every six hours, and Thompson cites lack of motorist education as the primary reason for the alarming

statistics. To make the most impact, the efforts of the foundation are focused on motorist education and awareness and include plans for billboard advertising, inclusion of a “Share the Road” curriculum for North Carolina driver’s education, development of simulation software for new drivers that includes how to share the road safely, and the Department of Motor Vehicles’ inclusion of hand signal testing along with signage testing for all license renewals. Thompson, with the help of the board of directors – Mac Canon (Southern Pines), Rich Harper (Raleigh), Dean Hesterberg (Raleigh), and Shane Martin (Charlotte) – has secured the support of the North Carolina Outdoor Advertising Association as well as the endorsement of the North Carolina Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association. The launch of the 2013 statewide billboard campaign, which includes plans for

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200 billboards, largely donated by outdoor advertising companies, is scheduled for February or March. The “Share the Road” driver’s education curriculum will be presented to the North Carolina Driver’s Ed Advisory Committee during the first quarter of the year and then to the State Board of Education with an anticipated introduction by end of 2013. With the procurement of additional funds, the foundation will begin development of the simulation software. To that end, TLC for Bikes (located in Lafayette Village in North Raleigh) is planning to hold its inaugural Tour of Lafayette this year, with all proceeds going to benefit The Adam Little Foundation.

Adam Little Foundation FOUNDER: Deb Thompson WEBSITE: www.theadamlittlefoundation.org EMAIL: theadamlittlefoundation@yahoo.com PHONE: 919-809-8612 TOUR OF LAFAYETTE INFO: TLC for Bikes, 919-324-4966

Adam’s death had such a huge impact on the entire cycling community in both North and South Carolina. DEB THOMPASON

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Civil War History, Only a Short Drive from North Raleigh It was a simple farmhouse, but it was situated precariously between Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s headquarters in Greensboro and Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s headquarters in Raleigh. And, in April 1865, the two commanders met at the Bennett Place, where they signed surrender papers for Southern armies in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. It was the largest troop surrender of the American Civil War. Today, the Bennett Place in Durham is fully reconstructed and restored to its 1865 condition, is free for visitors to tour, and is less than 30 minutes from most parts of North Raleigh. The Bennett home consists of three fully furnished rooms, including the parlor where the generals met to bring an end to the war. The kitchenhouse is fully furnished as it would have been in 1865 – and a smokehouse and gardens add to the 1865 appearance.

The Visitor Center contains a museum gallery of three rooms of exhibits, telling the story of the Bennett Family and the events encompassing the largest surrender of the war. Military weaponry, farm tools and other Civil War artifacts are part of the collection on display. In addition, the Everett-Thissen Research Library contains more than 1,000 books, periodicals, and documents relating to the Civil War and the Bennett Family. A theater shows a short orientation film. The Bennett Place Support Fund operates a gift shop inside the Visitor Center, with all proceeds going to funding the education programs, preservation and maintenance of the park. Visitors can shop for books, mugs, prints, puzzles, magnets, ornaments, flags, toys, pottery, soaps, candies and more. Also at the site: The Unity Monument, dedicated in 1923, is the premiere monument dedicated to peace and the

Bennett Place Profile HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE: Site of the surrender of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to Union Gen. William T. Sherman, the largest and final surrender of the American Civil War. ADDRESS: 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd., Durham PHONE: 919-383-4345 EMAIL: bennett@ncdcr.gov WEBSITE: www.nchistoricsites.org/bennett/ ADMISSION: Free; donations accepted HOURS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday

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reunification of the United States; the Morgan Bench Memorial, recognizing the contributions made by the Morgan family to preserve Bennett Place as a historic landmark; and the bandstand brought to the park in 1924 by the Durham Rotary Club. The site includes walking trails, where visitors can view plant life and wildlife. Benches and boardwalks built by Eagle Scouts and staff provide places to rest and cross remnants of the Ellerbe Creek. A picnic area provides visitors a respite to enjoy a meal or snack with friends and family. Throughout the year a variety of living history events take place, including the commemorative anniversary event recognizing the surrender. Other activities include Union Occupation, Road To Secession, Tarheels: Soldiers of the Old North State, Planting the Fields, and Christmas in the Carolinas During the Civil War.

Visitors are welcome to join guided tours for a stroll down the original Hillsborough Road and into the farm structures, listening to stories of the two great generals’ meeting. Tours are typically on the hour Union Gen. William Sherman (left) beginning at 10 a.m., & Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston with the last tour of the day beginning at 4 p.m. (except during daylight savings time, when the last tour begins at 3 p.m. Guided tours last between 30 minutes to one hour. Visitors are also provided a site brochure map, which they can tour the farm on their own if they have limited time with us. The site is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., TuesdaySaturday. No admission is charged. Bennett Place is located at 4409 Bennett Memorial Road in Durham.

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Water Aerobics Gaining Popularity in North Raleigh weight gain, body fat, impact on joints, and risk of injury — the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department has increased access to water aerobics to local residents at Millbrook Exchange Community Center and Optimist Community Center pools.

Water aerobics — a form of exercise involving the basic principals of aerobics, but practiced in a swimming pool instead of a gym — continues to gain popularity in North Raleigh. Because of the benefits — the water offers continual resistance to every move made by the participant; and the exercise decreases stress, blood pressure, tension,

“Raleigh started their water aerobics program in 1982,” said Tricia Maldonado, Recreation Facility and Program Supervisor at Millbrook Pool. “They saw a demand within the city for an alternative means of exercising in the water with minimal stress on the joints.” Maldonado noted that water aerobics also increases strength, flexibility, energy, range of motion, muscle tone, circulation, endurance, balance, coordination and self-esteem. “Water exercise has also been proven to enhance

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well-being, sleeping patterns, and recovery time from injuries,” she said. She also said that shallow water classes participants are not required to know how to swim, but should be comfortable in 3½to-4 feet of water. For deep water classes, flotation devices are used most of the time, but participants should be comfortable in deep water and have minimal swimming abilitoes. Water depth ranges from 5½ feet to 14 feet depending on the pool. “Participants in the program range from teenagers to age 70-plus,” Maldonado said. “With our wide variety of classes we have something for just about anyone.” She added that many water exercisers come for the social aspect as well, as they often make lasting friendships and continue to keep each other motivated by attending classes regularly. A list of available times and locations for water aerobics sessions is available at www.raleighnc. gov/content/PRecRecreation/Documents/

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Raleigh Parks and Recreation Dept. Water Aerobics Class Schedules

Programs are free for participants to try their first class. Participants can purchase a water exercise pass good at all pools for any class. Prices are for eight classes. Raleigh residents: $32 for seniors (age 55 and up), $40 for adults (ages 13-54). Non-resident rates are slightly higher.

All classes are ongoing and can be joined at any time. No preregistration required. Programs are free for participants to try their first class. Participants can purchase a water exercise pass good at all pools for any class. Prices are for eight classes. Raleigh residents: $32 for seniors (age 55 and up), $40 for adults (ages 13-54). Non-resident rates are slightly higher.

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Shallow Fitness This class, designed for all fitness levels, concentrates on gaining muscular strength, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance. Individuals of all fitness levels will work towards a higher level of personal fitness. Level 3-5.

Arthritis Water Exercise Class These classes are designed for people with arthritis, fibromyalgia or other conditions that would benefit from a range of motion exercise. At Pullen Aquatic Center these class is held in 88-89 degree water. Level 1-2.

Current Fitness Combination use of current channel, water resistance, shallow water area and exercise equipment. This class if offered only at Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center. Level 2-4.

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Amelia Conklin Wins Spelling Bee Championship at Hilburn Academy

Trinity Academy

Spring Sports Preview Baseball

Amelia Conklin is the Spelling 919 Magazine Writer Bee Champion at Hilburn Academy. The 6th Grader prevailed in the time-honored tradition earlier this year in the school-wide competition, which is similar in format to the Scripps National Bee — but not affiliated. Parents assembled to support their children at the campus, as each student commenced competing against one another in their respective classrooms — and the winner in each classroom moved on to the school-wide championship round. As an incentive, classroom Bee contestants expected to receive an award certificate and recognition at the school’s Academic Awards Assembly later this year. Additionally, they would be acknowledged on the school’s closedcircuit television news show. After the administrative office confirmed each classroom’s winer, invitations were give to those students’ parents. Bee winners, ranging from second to sixth grade, prepared for the competition by studying a list provided prior to the final event. By TIKA STUART

HEAD COACH:

Jim Ranieri

YEARS IN POSITION:

2

OTHER COACHES:

Brett Stuart, Ben Smith

PRACTICE BEGINS:

Feb. 19

FIRST GAME:

March 1 vs. Cary Christian

2012 RECORD: N/A PLAYOFFS: N/A HONORS:

All Conference Honorable Mention,

David Puryear

COACH’S OUTLOOK: We have a lot of excitement building for this season. We have newcomers Kailen Zorzi (Junior) and Alex Yager (Senior) adding depth and experience to the team, and David Puryear is preparing for his senior campaign.

Women’s Soccer HEAD COACH:

Steve Woodard (aka Coach Woody)

YEARS IN POSITION:

9 (Men’s); 8 (Women’s)

OTHER COACHES:

Coach Myers

PRACTICE BEGINS:

Feb. 25

FIRST GAME:

March 1 vs. Lee Christian

2012 RECORD: 7-7-1 PLAYOFFS:

2nd round of conference playoffs;

1st round of State playoffs

HONORS:

All Conference: Jessica Hofer, Meredith Lyons;

All State nominee: Meredith Lyons

COACH’S OUTLOOK:

EVENTS. PHOTOS. STORIES.

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Spring Sports Preview Women’s Soccer HEAD COACH:

Paul Dinkenor

YEARS IN POSITION: 32 OTHER COACHES:

JV Coach Chaska Mendoza

PRACTICE BEGINS:

Feb. 13 (Tryouts)

FIRST GAME:

Feb 27 vs Pinecrest

2012 RECORD: 25-2-1 PLAYOFFS:

Conference regular season Co-Champions

(sixth straight championship). Conference

Tournament Champions five of last six titles.

Playoffs State Quarter-finals sixth straight year to

this round and beyond.

HONORS:

State Player of the Year, Caroline Gentry;

All American, Caroline Gentry; Scholarship to

NC State, All Conference, All Region and All State,

Courtney Johnson; scholarship to West Point and

All Conference, Anne Cushman; scholarship to

Winthrop, Mary Kate Bowers and Mackenzie Dipper

COACH’S OUTLOOK: We have been blessed with a run of success predicated upon outstanding young student athletes, fantastic senior leadership and a love of “team”. The standards are high, and the expectations higher.

FIRST GAME:

March 1 vs. Hillside

2012 RECORD: 17-7 PLAYOFFS:

Lost to Apex in the 2nd Round

HONORS:

All-Conference: Matt Saylor, Drew Casadonte, Luke

Emmett, Sean Ross, Jesse Noble, Michael Kelly; Conference Pitcher of the Year: Sean Ross COACH’S OUTLOOK: This year’s team is looking to continue on the success that the program has had in the past. We will rely on our pitching and defense, and the leadership of the

Lacrosse

upperclassmen. We hope to have some success in a very tough conference.

HEAD COACH:

Jeremy Fullbright

YEARS IN POSITION:

Second Year

OTHER COACHES:

Pete Marino, Jeff Spear, Kyle Stephens

PRACTICE BEGINS:

Feb. 13

FIRST GAME:

Feb. 28 vs. Green Hope

Men’s Tennis Kyle Myers First Year

OTHER COACHES: N/A

2012 RECORD: 8-8 PLAYOFFS: N/A

PRACTICE BEGINS:

Feb. 18

FIRST GAME:

Feb 27 vs. Enloe

2012 RECORD: N/A

HONORS: N/A

PLAYOFFS: N/A

COACH’S OUTLOOK: We are still going to work to improve every day, and be the hardest working, most excited team to play the game.

HEAD COACH: YEARS IN POSITION:

HONORS: N/A COACH’S OUTLOOK: I am really excited about the 2013 Spring Season for Leesville Road High School Men’s

Baseball

Tennis! We have a lot of depth and talent and looking forward to a successful season.

HEAD COACH:

Guy Civitello

YEARS IN POSITION:

First year

OTHER COACHES:

Mick Prochaska, Eddie Hoffman

PRACTICE BEGINS:

Feb. 13

Softball HEAD COACH:

Leigh Ann Genetti

YEARS IN POSITION:

First year

OTHER COACHES:

Landon Warren

PRACTICE BEGINS:

Feb 18

FIRST GAME:

March 7 vs. Apex

2012 RECORD: 14-8 PLAYOFFS: 1-1 HONORS: N/A COACH’S OUTLOOK:

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››› 919 FOOD BREAK

Sophisticated, But Easy to Make

LRHS Instructor’s Dessert a Favorite Dating Back to His Youth Reno Palombit’s history with his Black Forest Mousse dessert goes back all the way to high school. “I first made this dessert in my high school culinary arts class,” Palombit said. “Mrs. Barbara Cannon was my culinary arts teacher at Olympic High School in Charlotte. She was the reason I wanted to become a teacher – and I think of her every time I make this dessert.” Palombit, who currently teaches Teen Living, Foods I-Fundamentals, and ProStart – a program of the National Restaurant Association – at Leesville Road High School, describes the dish as smooth, creamy, chocolaty, cold, light, and airy. “It’s a great dessert for entertaining, and especially when you want to impress,” he said. “I never like to worry about dessert on the day I’m having company over, and this can easily be made the day before. But most importantly, it looks sophisticated and elegant, but in reality it’s really very easy!”

A native of Charlotte, Palomibt graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Family & Consumer Sciences Education from Johnson & Wales University-Denver in 2008. While at Johnson & Wales, he was recognized as a University Honors Scholar, member of the Golden Quill Honor Society, and recipient of the School of Education’s Award of Excellence. He earned a Masters in Career & Technical Education from Virginia Tech in 2011. It’s not just desserts that Palombit prepares in the kitchen. “I love to cook! It’s relaxing and a wonderful creative outlet. But my favorite thing is to cook for other people,” he said. “I love how food brings people together and is an expression of friendship. Few things in life are as enjoyable as sharing a dish or meal you’ve made with people you love. And it doesn’t have to be stuffy or overly complicated, simple food is a great thing.”

Black Forest Mousse Ingredients

Directions

Yields: 10 servings

1. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks; set aside in refrigerator. 2. In another large mixing bowl, beat melted chocolate with milk. Beat in water, then pudding mix and almond extract. Freeze chocolate mixture for 5 minutes. 3. Using a rubber spatula, fold-in the whipped cream and chocolate mixture well, until there are no streaks in the mixture. 4. Spoon into serving dish. Spoon cherry topping over this and add garnishes. 5. *To make sweetened whipped cream, beat 1 cup heavy whipping cream and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar until it forms stiff peaks. Mix in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

2 cups Heavy whipping cream 1 oz. Square unsweetened chocolate, melted in microwave 1 can (7 oz.) Sweetened condensed milk 1 cup Cold water 1 box (4 servings) I nstant chocolate pudding mix ½ tsp. Almond extract 1 Cherry topping and pie filling Garnishes Sweetened whipped cream*; Toasted sliced almonds; Fresh mint

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››› 919 REGION Speeds Along I-540 in North Raleigh Increase to 70 mph Following a request from the Regional Transportation Alliance – a non-profit business group that lobbies for road and transit improvements – the North Carolina Department of Transportation is raising the speed limit on I-540 between Brier Creek and Knightdale. The 21-mile stretch of I-540 between U.S. Highway 70 and U.S. 64/264 will now have a 70 mph speed limit (compared to the previous 65 mph limit). DOT engineers evaluated current speeds on the freeway, crash data and road conditions in considering the change.

First African-American Woman Chief Named for Raleigh Police Cassandra Deck-Brown is the new chief of the Raleigh Police Department. The department’s first African-American woman in the senior position, Deck-Brown replaces Harry Patrick Dolan, who retired last fall. She was the RPD’s deputy chief since 2011, after attending the Raleigh Police Academy and joining the department in 1987. Deck-Brown was promoted to captain in 2003, and commanded what is now the North District extending along the Six Forks and Falls of Neuse corridors. She also directed the department’s Administrative Services Division. Deck-Brown, 49, is the sister-in-law of former RPD Chief Mitchell Brown. After growing up in Franklin County, NC, she graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in criminal justice.

911 Misdials Causing Significant Problems

Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation 5th Annual Run For Our Heroes April 27 Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation’s 5th Annual Run for Our Heroes 5K race begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27 near the Raleigh Municipal Building downtown on Hargett Street. All proceeds from the race go to the foundation's fund to build a memorial to the eight Raleigh Police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. A ceremonial wreath-laying to honor the sacrifice and lives of the fallen officers will be at 8:30 a.m. in Nash Square, across Hargett Street from the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex and the former Raleigh Police Department's headquarters.

For 2012, the number of calls to 911 rose 18 percent, and the city of Raleigh blames the increase on an alarming rise in misdials and hangups caused by the new 10-digit dialing requirement. Instead of dialing the area code 919, a city release indicated that callers are mistakenly dialing 9-1-1 and hanging up. Misdials and hang-up calls divert resources away from actual emergencies since dispatchers must call back on hang-ups to assure that an emergency is not taking place. If no response is received from the call-back, dispatchers send a police officer to the source of the call to make certain that no assistance is needed. Total 911 calls to the Raleigh/Wake Emergency Communications Center in 2012 increased to 601,059 in 2012 – compared to 509,171 in 2011. Ten-digit dialing became mandatory in the area in late March. Hang-up calls requiring police dispatch have almost tripled from 2011 to 2012. In 2011, there were close to 17,500 hang-up calls. In 2012 that number soared to 52,160, which required more than 30,000 police officers dispatch calls.

The 5K race/walk follows a certified course in downtown Raleigh. After the Hargett Street start, the race proceeds up Salisbury Street to Lenoir Street, down Fayetteville Street around the State Capitol, to Franklin Street, up Blount Street, and then back into the downtown area where the race finishes in front of the City Employee Memorial on Hargett Street. At 10 a.m., the McGruff Crime Dog 100-Yard Kids' Dash begins at Nash Square. The dash is for children ages 10 and younger, and has a $5 entry fee. A free social for event participants will follow the race at Napper Tandy's Restaurant, 126 North West Street. The eight fallen police officers and the dates of there deaths are: Tom Crabtree, Sept. 1, 1922; Robert Sparks, March 8, 1968; James Lee, Dec. 5, 1968; James Allen, Dec. 5, 1968; D.D. Adams, Feb. 3, 1980; Denise Holden, Aug. 4, 1995; Paul Hale, July 11, 1997; and Charles Paul, Sept. 10, 2002. For more information or to register for the events, visit www.runforourheroes.org. For more information on the RPMF, visit www.rpdmemorial.wordpress.com

Audubon Conducts Annual Bird Count at 8 Raleigh Parks From December 14 through January 5, groups of dedicated Audubon volunteers ventured out in Raleigh to count and identify birds for Audubon Society’s 113th Annual Christmas Bird Count included local volunteers surveying at a number of Raleigh parks, including Anderson Point, Lake Johnson, Lake Wheeler, Shelley Lake, Durant Nature Park, Horseshoe Farm Park, Wilkerson, and Lake Benson. The Bird Count – conducted Dec. 14-Jan. 5 – also took place on greenway trails, including the Buckeye Trail and Walnut Creek Trail. The Christmas Bird Count is a wildlife census started on Christmas Day in 1900 by ornithologist Frank Chapman. The event, combined with other surveys, provides a picture of how the continent's bird populations have changed in time and space over the past hundred years. For a complete list of birds seen at each Raleigh park site, visit the Audubon website "Data and Research" section at www.birds.audubon.org/data-research. To learn more about the Wake Audubon Society, which has been a partner with Raleigh Parks and Recreation for more than

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3 Local Hotels Among The South’s Top Spots Conde Nast magazine’s list of 50 bet hotels in the South includes three properties in the Triangle, but only one in the top 10. Readers of the travel publication chose The Ferrington House in Pittsboro as No. 2 on the prestigious list, followed by the Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary at No. 18, and the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club in Durham at No. 44. 21c Hotel in Louisville, KY, topped the list. SOURCE: Conde Nast magazine

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