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919 | INSIDE
A New Face in the Creek
Ron Woolard New General At Brier Creek Country Club
Brier Creek Ladies Golf Association Features Dinner, New Designs
Annual Fundraising Event Celebrates 100 Years of Service
Renovated Sertoma Arts Center Resumes Regular Programming
Fashion Show Launches Season American Red Cross Ball
A Fresh Look in North Raleigh Triangle Ladies Power Lunch
North Raleigh Event Features Speaker, Door Prizes and More
Town of Morrisville Receives Diversity Award for Festival
Annual Event Features Games, Rides, Entertainment and More
New Analysis Praises Morrisville, Also Lists as Best in North Carolina
Give Love a Second Chance Pet Adoption Organization Saves Hundreds of Dogs, Cats Each Year
The American (Dog) Dream North Raleigh Resident’s Unique Product Helps Dogs Get Exercise
A National Honor
5TH Best Town in America
More Live Music in Morrisville
Acoustic Nights at Park West Village Set for June-October
Annual Rex Hospital Open At TPC Wakefield Plantation
Analysis Ranks Raleigh-Durham Are at 7th, with Charlotte at 14th
Wakefield’s Big Event
Best Places to Live in the U.S.
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All About Pets in the 919 Pet Lovers are Spending Record Amounts of Money on Animals
Community Events School Events Community Sports Independence Day Activities
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919 | NOTES
Suzy Beth Sarver
Tyler McElhaney Deidri Ottesen Myra Ray
Our Love Affair With Pets
For centuries, America’s love affair with our pets has been strong and everlasting. From television programs to the movie industry, we have been pet-centric front and center. Who remembers the heartwarming, feel good movie classics such as the Shaggy Dog, Beethoven, 101 Dalmatians – and one of my kids’ all-time favorites, Homeward Bound, featuring a crazy dog and cat trio named Chance, Sassy and Shadow. Pets can take you up and down the emotional ladder, from love to heartbreak; I mean, who didn’t cry at the end of Old Yeller? From the beginning of my childhood something cute, furry and cuddly has been a part of my family. Along the way, it’s been an honor to be the human caretaker of some of life’s greatest creatures both big and small. Dogs, cats, fish, hamsters, guinea pigs, a giant Flemish bunny rabbit and a few parakeets – including our most recent, Patrick, who sadly went to bird heaven this past March. Pets bring so much joy to our lives…and who could love you more unconditionally? I couldn’t help but share our very own “Teddy” for this issue. He is our cover pet for the North Raleigh Edition (and on Pages 24-25 of all other editions) and is my “one in a million” dog. Throughout the years I have dearly loved all my pets, but this one in particular is really special. Not only does he get me, he had me at hello. This issue is our first pet issue ever and a good way to again keep the spotlight on the positive – both the pets and the people. It also commemorates our 5-year anniversary of our first issue of 919 Magazine – and there are so many people to thank, I couldn’t possibly list all of them here in this little space. Please look for a special acknowledgement in the next issue of 919 Magazine where we pay tribute to those who are making a difference in our community and who have made a difference in our lives here at 919 Magazine. On behalf of 919 Magazine we would like to thank our advertisers, press groups, elected officials, teachers, students, pro golfers, coaches, athletes, librarians, school principals, non-profit folks, first responders, Fire Chiefs, Police Captains, Parks and Rec Directors and their personnel and – the 919 Magazine Readers. Because of you, we are still here doing what we love. Keep on Shining,
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919 | EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
BRIER CREEK/ BETHESDA/RDU
6/12-8/11 Summer Camps at Brier Creek Registration open until filled 6/12-16: Bridge for Youth, age 10-17, $50 6/12-16: Flag Football, age 6-15, $80 6/20-22: Basketball Networks, age 9-14, $60 7/10-14: Jedi Engineering, age 5-12, $190 7/17-21: All Sports, age 6-15, $80 8/1-3: Basketball Networks, age 9-14, $60 8/7-11: Jedi Engineering, age 5-12, $190 Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov
May 5/5 Spring Fling Movie, raffles, fun and more 6:30 pm Pleasant Grove Elementary 3605 Pleasant Grove Church Rd 919-694-8770 wcpss.net/pleasantgrovees 5/11 Date Night 3-course prix fixe dinner, live music Members and guests 5:30-8:30 pm; $60 per couple Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600. briercreekcc.com
May/June Brier Creek Seniors Club Fun and exciting activities Tue, 10-11:30 am; free; age 55-up Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340. parks.raleighnc.gov
5/19 Spring Carnival 5-8 pm Brier Creek Elementary 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy 919-484-4747. briercreekpta.org June 6/3 HelpHopeLive Benefit For Ryley Hopper Featuring live music by the Portraits 7 pm Traâ€™Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Brier Creek 10370 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-544-4141 traliirishpub.com
BC Exercise Fitness Center Take advantage of a variety of cardiovascular and strength-training equipment Age 18-up; $5 drop-in (30-day passes $15) Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov
6/5-19 Dance Lessons 10:30-11:15 am, Mon, age 2-3; $30 fee 11:30-12:15 pm, Mon; age 3-4; $30 fee Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov
June/July Sports Camps Golf, tennis and fitness techniques 9 am-12 pm; age 6-12; $180 fee Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com July 7/4 Brier Creek Fireworks Vendors, food and more Brier Creek Commons 8161 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh shopbriercreekcommons.com
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LEESVILLE NORTH RALEIGH
5/5-26 Mommy and Me Dance 9-9:45 am, Fri; age 1-4; $40 fee Lake Lynn Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh 919-870-2911. parks.raleighnc.gov
May 5/1-6/9 Abbotts Creek Walking Club 10-11 am, Mon, Wed; age 180-up; free Abbotts Creek Community Center 9950 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-996-2770 parks.raleighnc.gov
5/9 Write It! Brand yourself and your book 7 pm; free (registration requested) North Regional Library 7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4000 wakegov.com/libraries
5/2-8/29 Dance and Get Fit 6:30-7:30 pm; age 21-up; $5 fee Optimist Community Center 5902 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2880 parks.raleighnc.gov
5/13 Divorce Workshop Registration: 8 am Workshop: 8:30 am-12 pm $40 Second Saturday 3600 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-539-5468 secondsaturdaywakecounty.com 5/16 Pet Psychology Raise your pet IQ with a fun Informative look at animal psychology 7 pm; free (registration requested) North Regional Library 7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4000 wakegov.com/libraries
5/2-6/6 Line Dancing 12:45-1:30 pm, Tue; age 18-up; $79 fee Greystone Recreation Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Rd 919-996-4848 parks.raleighnc.gov
919 Calendar May Special observances in May 2017 • National Hamburger Month • National Barbecue Month • Week 2: National Wildflower Week • Week 3: National Police Week • 5/1 May Day
June Special observances in June 2017 National Candy Month National Dairy Month Week 1: National Fishing Week Week 3: National Police Week
5/4 National Day of Prayer
6/9 Last Day of School WCPSS traditional calendar
5/5 Cinco de Mayo
6/14 Flag Day
5/14 Mothers Day
6/18 Father’s Day
5/19 National Bike to Work Day
6/19 Emancipation Day
5/25 National Chocolate Cookie Day
July 7/4 Independence Day
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6/2 National Donut Day
5/17 ‘The Future of Europe’ JCC Speaker Luncheon, with Professor Robert Jenkins, UNC Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center 12804 Norwood Rd, Raleigh 919-676-6170. raleighcaryjcc.org 5/17 Triangle Ladies Power Luncheon Featured speaker,vendors, more 11:30 am-1 pm; $35 North Ridge Country Club 6612 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh triangleladiespowerluncheon.com 5/20 Spring Carnival Games, prizes, food, more 11 am-3 pm Sycamore Creek Elementary 10921 Leesville Rd, Raleigh 919-841-4334. scespta.com 5/20 Spring Carnival Raffles, inflatables, food, more 11 am-2 pm Lynn Road Elementary 1601 Lynn Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4094 lynnroadpta.weebly.com 5/26-6/11 ‘Ghost, The Musical’ Adaption of the Academy Award-winning film 8 pm evenings, 3 pm matinees North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre 7713-51 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh. nract.org June 6/5-28 Teens and Adults Martial Arts 7-8:30 pm; Mon, Wed; age 13-up; $45 fee Millbrook Exchange Community Center 1905 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4156 parks.raleighnc.gov 6/8 Understanding Veterans Aid, Assistance Benefits 3-4 pm; free Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults 1901 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4720 parks.raleighnc.gov
919 | EVENTS & ACTIVITIES 6/9-10 American Cancer Society Relay for Life 6 pm-7 am 9 pm: Luminaria Ceremony Leesville Road High 8410 Pride Way, Raleigh 800-227-2345. acsevents.org
5/4 Pet Psychology Raise your pet IQ with an informative look at animal psychology 7 pm free (registration requested) West Regional Library 4000 Luis Stephens Dr, Cary 919-463-8500 wakegov.com/libraries
6/10 Divorce Workshop Registration: 8 am Workshop: 8:30 am-12 pm $40 Second Saturday 3600 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-539-5468 sceondsaturdaywakecounty.com
5/4 New Member Luncheon Members networking opportunity 11:30 am-1 pm; free for members Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 260 Town Hall Dr, Suite A 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org
6/11 Returning to College A crash course for non-traditional students 2 pm; free (registration requested) North Regional Library 7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4000 wakegov.com/libraries
5/6 Write It! Be a social media savvy author 3 pm; free (registration requested) West Regional Library 4000 Luis Stephens Dr, Cary 919-463-8500 wakegov.com/libraries
6/23 Skype: An Introduction 9:30 am-12 pm; $10 fee Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults 1901 Spring Forest Rd 919-996-4720 parks.raleighnc.gov
5/6 Morrisville Fire Dept. Open House 10 am-2 pm; free Morrisville Fire Station 1 200 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville townofmorrisville.org
May/July American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Various times and dates; $200 fee Optimist Aquatic Center 5902 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2882 parks.raleighnc.gov
5/7 Returning to College A crash course for non-traditional students 2 pm; free (registration requested) West Regional Library 4000 Luis Stephens Dr, Cary 919-463-8500 wakegov.com/libraries
MORRISVILLE NORTH CARY
5/10 Morrisville Chamber KNOW Luncheon Providing professional development and networking for women in business 11:30 am-1 pm; $37 per employee of member firms, $53 for non-members Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org
May 5/4 LIVE in The District Music Series Featuring Patrick Rock Band, food and more 6-8 pm; free outdoor venue Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net
5/11 LIVE in The District Music Series Featuring Kaylin & Hailey Whitters, food and more 6-8 pm; free outdoor venue Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net 5/13 Spring Fest 4-9 pm; free Morrisville Town Hall 100 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org 5/17 Morrisville Chamber Day of Service Members give back to community by providing volunteer service 9 am-12 pm, followed by lunch; free Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 260 Town Hall Dr, Suite A 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org 5/18 LIVE in The District Music Series Featuring West Street Band, food and more 6-8 pm; free outdoor venue Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net 5/25 Coffee & Connections Members networking opportunity 7:30-8:30 am; free for members (non-members invited for one session) Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 260 Town Hall Dr, Suite A 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org 5/25 LIVE in The District Music Series Featuring Muscadine Bloodline, food and more 6-8 pm; free outdoor venue Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net MAY/JUNE 2017
919 | EVENTS & ACTIVITIES June 6/1 LIVE in The District Music Series Featuring Mikele Buck Band, food and more 6-8 pm; free outdoor venue Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net
July 7/3 Town of Morrrisville Music, Food, Fireworks Music and food trucks begin; bring blankets, chairs, snacks (no glass, alcohol) Music begins at 6 pm; fireworks, dusk Free (but bring money for food) Morrisville Community Park 1520 Morrisville Pkwy Morrisville 919-463-7110. morrisvillenc.gov
6/1 LIVE in The District Music Series Featuring Brittany Marie, food and more 6-8 pm; free outdoor venue Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net
7/4 Morrisville July 4th Pancake Breakfast Pancakes, sausage and orange; served by the Morrisville Fire/ Rescue Dept 8-9:45 am Presale: Adults, $4; under-12, $2 Day-of: Adults, $5; under-12, $3 (limited) MFRD Fire Station 1 200 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville morrisvillenc.gov
6/6 First Responders Thank You Lunch Sponsored by Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 11:30 am-1 pm; $32 for members Noahâ€™s Event Venue 5180 Paramount Pkwy, Morrisville 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org
June-August Camp Cedar Fork Community Center Camps Separate camps for rising kindergarteners, and rising students in Grades 1-5 6/13-8/18; 7:30 am-6 pm K: $145 (residents) Grades 1-5: $125 (residents) Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org
6/9-30 Acoustic Nights in The District Music Series Featuring local musicians on Friday and Saturday nights 6-9 pm; free outdoor venue 6/16: Christina Marks 6/17: Sarah Baumgarden 6/23: Jacob Lutz 6/24: Paige Johnson 6/30: Britton Buchanan Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net
August Junior Firefighter Camp Sponsored by the Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department 8/21-25; age 12-15; $125 (residents) 9-4 pm; Morrisville Fire Station 1 Morrisville Fire Dept 919-463-6122 email@example.com
6/22 Entrepreneurial Workshop Presented by Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 7:30-10 am; free for members, including breakfast, networking ($15 for non-members) Lenova 1009 Think Place, Building One 919-463-7155 morrisvillechamber.org
Research Triangle Park May 5/4 The Bridge Bazaar Artisans and crafters selling wares 4:30-6:30 pm The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org 5/4, 11 Happy Hour at the Frontier 4:30 pm The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr RTP rtp.org 5/6 Susan G. KomenRace for the Cure 5K Run/Walk and Survivor Celebration 7 am: Registration 7:30 am: Timed 5K 8:15 am: Survivor Celebration 9 am: Untimed 5K, 1M Fun Run/Walk The Frontier at RTP 800 Office Park Drive komennctc.org 5/16 Founders Day Celebration Sponsored by CED; free drinks, food 5:30-7:30 pm ($20; free for members The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org 5/17 The Future of Talent Pathways for Women to Flexible and Fulfillng Work 5:30 pm; refreshmens and snacks The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org 5/18-21 Moogfest Synthesis of music, art and technology 10 am-8 pm; tickets, $240-$1,500 Multiple locations; Durham moogfest.com June 6/8 The Bridge Bazaar Artisans and crafters selling wares 4:30-6:30 pm The Frontier 800 Park Office Dr, RTP rtp.org
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6/21-22 Live Slam ‘17 ‘Internet of Things’ event 8 am-5 pm RTP Headquarters 12 David Dr, RTP rtp.org
May 5/5 Groove Masters 7 pm, 10 pm; $15 Beyu Caffee 341 W Main St, Durham 919-683-1058. beyucaffe.com
May-June RTP Food Truck Rodeo 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Fri The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org
5/6, 13, 20, 27 Music on Main 6-9 pm; free Streets at Southpoint Lower Center Court 6910 Fayetteville Rd, Durham 919-572-8808 streetsatsouthpoint.com
Kauffman Labs’1 Million Cups Entrepreneurs share coffee, ideas and advice 9 am, Wed The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr 1millioncups.com/rtp
5/18, 6/15 Jazz Night 6-9 pm; free The Durham Hotel 315 E Chapel Hill St, Durham 919-768-8831. thedurham.com
RTPfit Cardio Mix 4:45-5:30 pm, Mon The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org RTPfit Core & More 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Tue The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org
June 6/3, 10, 17, 24 Music on Main 6-9 pm; free Streets at Southpoint Lower Center Court 6910 Fayetteville Rd, Durham 919-572-8808 streetsatsouthpoint.com
RTPfit Yoga Flow 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Mon The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org
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RTPfit Yoga 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Wed The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org RTPfit Muscle Mix 11:30 am-12:30 pm; Thu The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org
May 5/4 Quarterly Breakfast Networking event for Rolesville businesses 8:30-10 am; location TBD Rolesville Chamber of Commerce 919-562-7069 rolesvillechamber.org
RTPfit Muscle Max 11:30 am-12:30 pm; Fri The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org
5/4, 11, 18, 25 Music at Midday Live music and dessert trucks 1 pm; free Centennial Plaza 301 S Brooks St, WF wakeforestnc.gov
Fleet Feet Sports Weekly Run Club 5:30 pm, Thu The Frontier at RTP 800 Park Office Dr rtp.org
5/6 Spring Concert Series Featuring MikeMickXer 5:30-7 pm; free; food trucks onsite Mill Bridge Nature Park 425 Nature Park Dr 919-554-6582. rolesvillenc.gov 5/6 Meet in the Street 37th annual event, sponsored by WF Chamber of Commerce 10 am-5 pm Downtown Wake Forest 919-556-1519 wakeforestchamber.org 5/6 Bicycle Safety Fair Learn safe bicycle riding skills 10 am-2 pm Brooks St Parking Lot Wake Forest Town Hall 919-435-951. wakeforestnc.gov 5/7, 14, 21, 28 Six Sundays in Spring Sponsored by Wake Forest ARTS 5/7: Faol Liath 5/14: EG Peters Band 5/21: Hank, Pattie & The Current 5/28: Walking for Pennies 5 pm; free E Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater 701 Harris Rd wakeforestnc.gov 5/12 Friday Night on White 6-9 pm; free 5/12: Smile 6/9: Bull City Syndicate Downtown Wake Forest wakeforestnc.gov 5/8 Pet Psychology Raise your pet IQ with a fun, Informative look at animal psychology 7 pm; free (registration requested) Northeast Regional Library 14401 Green Elm Ln, Wakefield 919-570-7166 wakegov.com/libraries 5/13 Cemetery Walking Tour Sponsored by the Wake Forest Cemetery Advisory Board 9:30 am-12:30 pm Wake Forest Cemetery 400 N White St, WF wakeforestnc.gov MAY/JUNE 2017
919 | EVENTS & ACTIVITIES 5/13 Mad Hatter Tea and Garden/Art Tour Sponsored by Wake Forest Garden Club 10 am-4 pm; $15, adults; $10, youths WF Historical Museum 414 N Main St, WF firstname.lastname@example.org wfgardenclub.org
5/25 Business After Hours Rolesville Chamber of Commerce networking event for local businesses 5:30-7:30 Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club 800 Granite Falls Blvd, Rolesville 919-562-7069 rolesvillechamber.org
5/14 Mary Kay 5K Untimed 1M run/walk, and chip-timed sanctioned 5K run/ walk; benefits Mary Kay Foundation 8 am Wake Forest High 420 W Stadium Ave, WF milesintosmiles.com
5/30-6/4 Rex Hospital Open PGA Web.com tour event Gates open 8 am, Thu-Sun Weekly Grounds Pass: $25 Champions Club: $100 TPC at Wakefield Plantation 2201 Wakefield Plantation Dr, Raleigh 919-784-6736 rexhospitalopen.com
5/15 Chip 4 Charity Benefit golf tournament benefit for Lighthouse Foundation of Wake County Registration: 8 am; shotgun start: 9:30 am Fee: $175 includes lunch, raffle, food, more Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh 919-306-1031 RHeroux@LFWakeCounty.org LFWakeCounty.org
June 6/3 Spring Concert Series Featuring Will McBridge Group 5:30-7 pm; free; food trucks onsite Mill Bridge Nature Park 425 Nature Park Dr 919-554-6582 rolesvillenc.gov 6/3 National Trails Day Environmental Education Expo, activities and information for all ages 9 am-1 pm; free E Carroll Joyner Park 701 Harris Rd wakeforestnc.gov
5/17 Write It! Explore the elements of writing with local author and editor Alice Osborn 7 pm; free (registration requested) Northeast Regional Library 14401 Green Elm Ln, Wakefield 919-570-7166 wakegov.com/libraries
6/4 Six Sundays in Spring Sponsored by Wake Forest ARTS, Featuring Charros de Mexico 5 pm; free E Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater 701 Harris Rd wakeforestnc.gov
5/20 Movie Night at Joyner Park 8:30 pm; free E Carroll Joyner Park 701 Harris Rd wakeforestnc.gov 5/21 Returning to College A crash course for non-traditional students 2 pm; free (registration requested) Northeast Regional Library 14401 Green Elm Ln, Wakefield 919-570-7166 wakegov.com/libraries
6/5 Financial Planning For College 6:30-7:30 pm; free (registration requested) Northeast Regional Library 14401 Green Elm Ln, Wakefield 919-570-7166 wakegov.com/libraries
6/9 Friday Night on White Featuring Bull City Syndicate Downtown Wake Forest wakeforestnc.gov 6/10 Family Movie Series 8:15 pm; free; concessions available Rolesville Middle School 4700 Burlington Mills Rd, Rolesville 919-554-6582. rolesvillenc.gov 6/16-25 â€˜The Curious Savageâ€™ Directed by Mike McGee 6/16, 17, 23, 24: 7:30 pm 6/18, 25: 3 pm Adults, $15; students, seniors $13 ($3 additional on day of performance) 919-435-9458 Wake Forest Renaissance Centre 405 S. Brooks St., WF wakeforestnc.gov/renaissance- centre 6/17 Charity Car Show Vehicles of all makes and models, including muscle cars, sports cars, pony cars, classics, antiques and more 9 am-2 pm; free South White St, Downtown WF wakeforestnc.gov 6/20 Bicycle Rodeo Safety talks, helmet fittings, obstacle course, and more for youths 10 am-1 pm Rolesville Police Dept 502 Southtown Cir, Rolesville 919-556-3506 rolesvillenc.gov 6/22 Business After Hours Rolesville Chamber of Commerce networking event for local businesses 5:30-7:30m State Farm Insurance/ Justin Thigpen 207 N Main St, Rolesville 919-562-7069 rolesvillechamber.org 6/24 Movie Night at Joyner Park 8:30 pm; free E Carroll Joyner Park 701 Harris Rd wakeforestnc.gov MAY/JUNE 2017
919 | EVENTS & ACTIVITIES 6/25 Smile Train Triathlon Benefit to assist people with cleft Lips or require palate repair All ages and experience levels Heritage Wake forest Milestosmiles.com
7/4 Rolesville 4th of July Parade 4:30 pm; free Storage Drive up S Main St to the Rolesville ballfields rolesville4th.com 7/4 Rolesville 4th of July Celebration Music, food, flag-raising, fireworks 5 pm; free Storage Drive up S Main St to the Rolesville ballfields rolesville4th.com
6/21 Rams Athletic Club Golf Tournament 2nd annual benefit for Rolesville High School athletic programs 12 pm; $75 (golf, cart, dinner) Zebulon Country Club 2424 Pearces Rd, Zebulon 919-554-6303 racnc.com
July 7/3 Fireworks Spectacular Music by Band of Oz (beginning at 6:30 pm); fire works at dusk; gates open at 5:30 pm; food available (cash only); alcohol prohibited Tickets, $5 (6-under free) Wake Forest High 420 W Stadium Dr, WF WFjuly4th@gmail.com wakeforestnc.gov
Brier Creek/Bethesda 5/5 Spring Fling Movie, raffles, fun and more 6:30 pm Pleasant Grove Elementary 3605 Pleasant Grove Church Rd 919-694-8770 wcpss.net/pleasantgrovees
5/19 Spring Carnival 5-8 pm Brier Creek Elementary 9801 Brier Creek Pkwy 919-484-4747. briercreekpta.org 6/1, 2 Graduation Ceremony International Preschool of Raleigh 10:45 am-12 pm 919-957-7249 Stage Door Dance 2720 Godley Ln, #101 ipraleigh.com 6/9 Last Day of Classes Bethesda Elementary 2009 S Miami Blvd, Durham 919-560-3904 bethsda.dpsnc.net 6/5-8/11 Bethesda Summer Camp Rising 1st-8th Graders $150/wk; $75 application fee Bethesda Christian Academy 4711 Hope Valley Rd, Durham 919-596-5420 bcacrusaders.org
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5/19 Senior Picnic 10:30 am-2:20 pm Millbrook High 2201 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8787 wcpss.net/millbrookhs
5/4-6 ‘Wizard of Oz’ Performances Thu, Fri: 7 pm; Sat: 12:30 pm Pine Hollow Middle 5365 Bartram Pl, Raleigh 919-694-8880 wcpss.net/pinehollowms
5/20 Spring Carnival 11 am-3 pm Sycamore Creek Elementary 10921 Leesville Rd, Raleigh 919-841-4333 wcpss.net/sycamorecreekes
5/4 Science Fair 6 pm Abbotts Creek Elementary 9900 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-694-0555 wcpss.net/abbottscreekes
5/20 Spring Carnival 11 am-2 pm Lynn Road Elementary 1601 Lynn Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4094 wcpss.net/lynnroades
5/5 Movie Night 6:30 pm Brassfield Road Elementary 2001 Brassfield Road, Raleigh 919-870-4080 wcpss.net/brassfieldes
5/23 Night of Creativity 6 pmLeesville Road Elementary 8402 Pride Way, Raleigh 919-870-4200 wcpss.net/leesvilleroades
5/5 Dance Concert Leesville Road Middle 8406 Pride Way, Raleigh 919-870-4141 wcpss.net/leesvilleroadms
5/26 Baccalaureat Service 7:30 pm Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh 919-786-0114. trinityacademy.com
5/6 Prom 8 pm Sanderson High 5500 Dixon Dr, Raleigh 919-881-4800 wcpss.net/sandersonhs
5/27 Graduation 9:30 am Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh 919-786-0114 trinityacademy.com
5/6 Prom 7-9 pm Event at Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Leesville Road High 8410 Pride Way, Raleigh wcpss.net/leesvilleroadhs
6/1 Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony 10 am Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh 919-786-0114. trinityacademy.com
5/13 Prom Trinity Academy 10224 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh 919-786-0114. trinityacademy.com
6/2 8th Grade Semi-Formal 6 pm East Millbrook Middle 3801 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8755 wcpss.net/eastmillbrookms
5/18 Art Show 5-6 pm Sycamore Creek Elementary 10921 Leesville Rd, Raleigh 919-841-4333 wcpss.net/sycamorecreekes
6/2 School Dance Grade 8: 5:45 pm; Grades 6-7: 7 pm Pine Hollow Middle 5365 Bartram Pl, Raleigh 919-694-8880 wcpss.net/pinehollowms
5/18 Spring Dance 7 pm West Millbrook Middle 6115 Strickland Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4050 wmms.net 20
6/2 8th Grade Dance Durant Road Middle 10401 Durant Rd, Raleigh 919-870-4098 wcpss.net/durantroadms 6/9 8th Grade Graduation Hilburn Academy 7100 Hilburn Dr, Raleigh 919-571-6800 hilburnacademy.net 6/9 5th Grade Graduation 9:30-11 am Jeffreys Grove Elementary 6119 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh 919-881-4910 wcpss.net/jeffreysgrovees 6/13-8/18 Summer Camps Age 3-rising K; Grades 1-5 Chesterbrook Academy 10200 Strickland Rd, Raleigh 877-959-4181 chesterbrookacademy.com
Morrisville/North Cary 5/13 Prom 8-11 am Green Hope High 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd, Cary 919-380-3700 wcpss.net/greenhopehs 5/13 Prom Panther Creek High 6770 McCrimmon Pkwy, Cary 919-463-8656 wcpss.net/panthercreekhs 5/13 RTHS Prom At Noah’s event venue RTP High School 3106 E NC54, Research Triangle Park 919-998-6757 researchtrianglehighschool.org 6/30 8th Grade End of Year Celebration 8-10 am East Cary Middle 1111 SE Maynard Rd, Cary 919-466-4377 wcpss.net/eastcaryms
919 | EVENTS & ACTIVITIES 6/2 8th Grade Dance 7 pm Mills Park Middle School 441 Mills Park Dr, Cary 919-466-1500 wcpss.net/millsparkms
5/18-20, 25-27 ‘The Lion King’ Presented by HHS Theatre Dept Heritage High 1150 Forestville Rd, Wake Forest 919-570-5600 wcpss.net/heritagehs
6/9 5th Grade Promotion Cedar Fork Elementary 1050 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville 919-388-5240. wcpss.net/cedarforkes
5/19 Falcon Fest 6-9 pm. North Forest Pines Elem. 11501 Forest Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-570-2220 northforestpines.weebly.com
6/7, 30 5th Grade Graduation 6/7: Track 1 6/30: Tracks 2, 3, 4 Morrisville Elementary School 1529 Morrisville Pkwy, Morrisville 919-460-3400 morrisvilleyearround.org
5/20 Prom 8:-11 pm Marriott Crabtree Wakefield High 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-562-3600 wcpss.net/wakefieldhs
North Wake 5/2 Homework Helper 2:30-3:30 pm Wake Forest Middle 1800 S Main St, WF 919-554-8440 wcpss.net/wakeforestms
5/24 Senior Night 6:30 pm Heritage High 1150 Forestville Rd, Wake Forest 919-570-5600 wcpss.net/heritagehs
5/4 Moving Up Night 5:30-6:30 pm Fox Road Elementary 7101 Fox Rd, Raleigh 919-850-8845 wcpss.net/foxroades
5/26 Senior Art Show and Celebration 6:30 pm Rolesville High School 1099 E Young St, Rolesville 919-554-6303. rolesvillehs.com
5/4 Kindergarten Orientation 5-6 pm, 6:30-7:30 pm Rolesville Elementary 307 S Main St, Rolesville 919-554-8686 wcpss.net/rolesvillees
5/27 Catchin’ Fireflies 5K 8:30 pm Wakefield High 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-562-3600 wcpss.net/wakefieldhs
5/6 Military Ball 5 pm. Wake Forest High 420 W Stadium Dr, WF 919-554-8611 wcpss.net/wakeforesths
6/2, 26 Field Day 6/2: Track 1 6/26: Tracks 2, 3, 4 Sanford Creek Elementary 701 Granite Falls Blvd, Rolesville 919-570-2100 wcpss.net/sanfordcreekes
5/11 Parents Social Media Session Wakefield Elementary 2400 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh 919-562-3555 wcpss.net/wakefieldes
6/6, 29 Meet the Teacher 5-6 pm Heritage Elementary 3500 Rogers Rd, WF 919-562-6006 heritagees.wcpss.net
6/23 End of Year Celebration 8:30 am, 1:30 pm Rolesville Middle 4700 Burlinton Mills Rd, Rolesville 919-570-2260 wcpss.net/rolesvillems
COMMUNITY EVENTS Activities May 5/4-25 Midtown Beach Music Series 6 pm-9 pm; free 5/4: Sleeping Booty 5/11: Legacy Motown Review 5/18: Band of Oz 5/25: The Tams The Commons at North Hills 4321 Lassiter at North Hills Ave. Raleigh visitnorthhills.com 5/6 Out! Raleigh 11 am-6 pm; free Live entertainment, food, beer garden, and local vendors Raleigh City Plaza Fayetteville St, Raleigh outraleigh.net 5/6 37th Annual Apex PeakFest 9 am-5 pm; free Family-friendly arts and crafts, food, and entertainment Historic Downtown Apex apexpeakfest.com 5/17 Triangle Ladies Power Luncheon Featured speaker, vendors, more 11:30 am-1 pm; $35 North Ridge Country Club 6612 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh triangleladiespowerluncheon.com 5/19-21 Got to be NC Festival Festival, carnival, exhibits, more North Carolina State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh gottobencfestival.com
919 | EVENTS & ACTIVITIES 5/20 Tour D’Coop Raleigh’s Chicken Tour benefitting Urban Ministries of Wake County Check website for information 919-256-2187. tourdcoop.com
Nightlife May 5/4 LIVE in The District Music Series Featuring Patrick Rock Band, food and more 6-8 pm; free outdoor venue Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net
5/24 Business Showcase Sponsored by Raleigh Chamber of Commerce 3:30-6:30 pm Wake Tech Community College 9101 Fayetteville Rd, Raleigh 919-664-7051 raleighchamber.org
5/11 LIVE in The District Music Series Featuring Kaylin& Hailey Whitters, food and more 6-8 pm; free outdoor venue Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net
June 6/1-6/29 Midtown Beach Music Series 6 pm-9 pm; free 6/1: Catalinas 6/8: Steve Owens & Summertime 6/15: Chairman of the Board 6/22: Jim Quick and Coastline Band 6/29: Blackwater Rhythm & Blues The Commons at North Hills 4321 Lassiter at North Hills Ave. Raleigh visitnorthhills.com
5/12 Brad Benson 10 pm Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Brier Creek 10370 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-544-4141 traliirishpub.com
6/26 Pinecone Bluegrass Jam 7- 9 pm; free Trophy Chicken & Taproom 225 S Wilmington St, Raleigh pinecone.org
5/13 The Gravy Boys 8:30-11 pm Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083. traliirishpub.com
6/16-17 Peak City Pig Fest Presented by Apex Sunrise Rotary, sponsored, by Bone Suckin’ Sauce, and sanctioned by The Kansas City Barbecue Society live music, food, beer garden, vendors Historic Downtown Apex 919-608-0209 peakcitypigfest.com
5/18 LIVE in The District Music Series Featuring West Street Band, food and more 6-8 pm; free outdoor venue Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net 5/25 LIVE in The District Music Series Featuring Muscadine Bloodline, food and more 6-8 pm; free outdoor venue Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net
Specials/Others May/June Parents’ Night Out Jumping, games, dinner, movie 6-10 pm, Fridays; age 4-12 $20 per child ($15 for sibling) Pump It Up Brier Creek 10700 World Trade Blvd #112 919-828-3344 pumpitupparty.com/raleigh-nc 22
June 6/1 LIVE in The District Music Series Featuring Mikele Buck Band, food and more 6-8 pm; free outdoor venue Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net 6/3 HelpHopeLive Benefit For Ryley Hopper Featuring live music by the Portraits 7 pm Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Brier Creek 10370 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-544-4141 traliirishpub.com 6/8 LIVE in The District Music Series Featuring Brittany Marie, food and more 6-8 pm; free outdoor venue Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net 6/9-10/21 Acoustic Nights in The District Music Series Featuring local musicians on Friday and Saturday nights 6-9 pm; Free outdoor venue Park West Village Village Market Place, Morrisville 919-234-6710 parkwestvillage.net May-June Tra’Li Irish Pub & Restaurant Weekend brunch; live music; special events; ‘build your own Bloody Mary Bar’ every Sunday, 12-5 pm Brier Creek 10370 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh 919-544-4141 Morrisville 3107 Grace Park Dr, Morrisville 919-651-9083 traliirishpub.com
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Summer Camps at Brier Creek Registration open until filled 6/12-16: Bridge for Youth, age 10-17, $50 6/12-16: Flag Football, age 6-15, $80 6/20-22: Basketball Networks, age 9-14, $60 7/10-14: Jedi Engineering, age 5-12, $190 7/17-21: All Sports, age 6-15, $80 8/1-3: Basketball Networks, age 9-14, $60 8/7-11: Jedi Engineering, age 5-12, $190 Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov
Registration, Camps, Lessons May-August American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Various times and dates; $200 fee Optimist Aquatic Center 5902 Whittier Dr, Raleigh 919-870-2882 parks.raleighnc.gov Junior Firefighter Camp Registration Opens For youth age 12-15, 9 am-4 pm, Aug. 21-25; $125 fee for residents Morrisville Fire Rescue Station #1 919-463-6122 email@example.com Adult Volleyball 6:30-8:30 pm, Thu; age 16-up Brier Creek Community Center 10810 Globe Rd, Raleigh 919-420-2340 parks.raleighnc.gov
Sports Camps Golf, tennis and fitness techniques 9 am-12 pm; age 6-12; $180 fee Brier Creek Country Club 9400 Club Hill Dr, Raleigh 919-206-4600 briercreekcc.com
Runs, Walks, Rides, Golf
5/7 Morrisville Elem Stampede 5K Presented by Triangle Family Eye Care; Includes 5K and 1M walk 3 pm; discount fees until 4/30 Morrisville Elementary School 1529 Morrisville Pkwy, Morrisville runsignup.com
Summer Day Camps Rolesville Parks and Recreation Weekly Summer Day, Safari Camps 6/12-8/11; 7:30 am-6 pm $230 (residents); $250 (non-residents) Town of Rolesville 919-554-6582 rolesvillenc.gov
June 6/9-10 American Cancer Society Relay for Life 6 pm-7 am 9 pm: Luminaria Ceremony Leesville Road High 8410 Pride Way, Raleigh 800-227-2345. acsevents.org 6/21 Rolesville Rams Golf Tournament Sponsored by the Rolesville Athletic Club to benefit RHS sports teams Registration: 12 pm; $75 per player, $300 per team Zebulon Country Club 2424 Pearces Rd, Zebulon firstname.lastname@example.org racnc.com
May 5/6 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K Run/Walk and Survivor Celebration 7 am: Registration 7:30 am: Timed 5K 8:15 am: Survivor Celebration 9 am: Untimed 5K, 1M Fun Run/Walk The Frontier at RTP 800 Office Park Drive komennctc.org
Registration Opens For Summer Camps Rising K: 6/13-8/18, 7:30 am-6 pm ($145/wk) Rising G1-5: 6/13/8/18, 7:30 am-6 pm ($125/wk) Cedar Fork Community Center 1050B Town Hall Dr 919-463-7110 townofmorrisville.org
5/30-6/4 Rex Hospital Open PGA Web.com tour event Gates open 8 am, Thu-Sun Weekly Grounds Pass: $25 Champions Club: $100 TPC at Wakefield Plantation 2201 Wakefield Plantation Dr, Raleigh 919-784-6736 rexhospitalopen.com
May 5/27 Learn to Fish Join a Ranger to learn basics of fishing and casting 4-5 pm Big Lake Boathouse (Glenwood Avenue entrance) William B. Umstead State Park 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh 919-571-4170 William.email@example.com June 6/23-24 Durant Family Campout Families gather for an overnight, with a night hike, light dinner, sâ€™mores, breakfast, boating, fishing and more Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Rd 919-870-2871 parks.raleighnc.gov 6/17 Father Knows Best Learn about animal fathers and prepare recycled Fatherâ€™s Day cards 10-11 am; age 5-up; $1 fee Blue Jay Point County Park 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd 919-870-4330 wakegov.com/parks/bluejay MAY/JUNE 2017
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Dog Dedicated, Cat Crazy, Wild about Exotic, Page 26 Latest Pet Trends, Page 26 Pets â€“ By the Numbers, Page 28 Pet Services Directory, Page 29 Giving Dogs and Cats a Second Chance, Page 30 Readers Favorite Pets, Page 34 The American (Dog) Dream, Page 36
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Dog Dedicated, Cat Crazy, and Wild About Exotics Pet Lovers Spending Record Amounts On Their Animals’ Health, Nutrition, Training, Toys, and All Types of Services
grooming, boarding, walking, training, pet sitting, yard services and more – outpaced the growth of all other segments. About 68 percent of all U.S. households include at least one companion animal, which equates to 84.6 million homes.
Latest Pet Trends Functional Pet Beds
Look for memory foam and gel mattresses to gain momentum for pet bed use, according to Packaged Facts. Specialty beds – and beds that are easy to clean and provide more comfort – are especially popular for senior dogs.
Just how popular are pets? Very popular, if spending is any measurement. Last year, pet people in the U.S. doled out a record $66.75 billion on food, toys, leashes, water bowls, bird cages, veterinary visits, snacks, hamster wheels and other items – a record, and 10.7 percent more than the previous year. “Now that millennials have officially taken the reins as primary demographic of pet owners, they stand to further develop the humanization of pets trend,” said Bob Vetere, president and CEO of the American Pet Products Association. “We’ve been anxious to see how this group of pet owners will affect the industry, and now they’re here and the industry spending is higher than ever, it’s a promising sign that our country’s pets are in in good hands.” In fact, millennials now surpass baby boomers as having pet companions. And millennials account for more than half of all pets in the reptile, small animal and saltwater fish categories. This is a very passionate, active and connected group,” Vetere said. The pet foods and snacks category experienced the largest percentage growth last year, and Vetere said the services category – which includes 26
Tampa, FL, has more pet-friendly hotels per capita than any other American city, and tops a new list of the nation’s Most Pet-Friendly U.S. Vacation Destinations. The other cities topping the list, compiled by RewardExpert, include San Francisco, Miami, Washington DC, and Atlanta. Miami was noted for having the most pet-friendly restaurants and cafes per capita.
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Growing up with a pet benefits the social, emotional and educational development of children and adolescents. The University of Liverpool study indicates that children with pets tend to have greater self-esteem, less loneliness and enhanced social skills.
More than half of millennial consumers (age 18-34) are willing to try holistic and natural-branded pet supplements; more than threequarters are likely to consider pet foods with naturally-made ingredients; and most are likely to use pet foods that are characterized as organic, holistic, non-GMO, and grain free.
Strollers for Pets
Dr. Gina Lee of Brier Creek, with her dog Bella
Designer Cat Apparel
Most Popular Dogs
Though most pet apparel is generally geared toward dogs, Packaged Facts reports that such high-end designers as Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson incorporated cat products into their recent collections.
For the 26th straight year, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in the U.S., according to the American Kennel Club registry. The German Shepherd ranked second, followed by Golden Retriever, Bulldog, Beagle, French Bulldog, Poodle, Rottweiler, Yorkshire Terrier, and Boxer. 919 Magazine
Sales of pet strollers for small dogs and cats are increasing, allowing small dogs and cats to spend more time outdoors. According to Packaged Facts, such strollers make outdoor environments safer and more convenient for runners and walkers to take along smaller companion animals.
Hope for Fat Pets
With cats and dogs getting fatter â€“ and some becoming obese â€“ PetCoach reports an increase in pet-centered yoga classes, pet activity trackers, and pet-friendly athletic activities, such as races and triathlons. MAY/JUNE 2017
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Pets by the Numbers What Pets We Have * Dog 60.2 million Cat 47.1 million Freshwater Fish 12.5 million Bird 7.9 million Small Animal 6.7 million Reptile 4.7 million Saltwater Fish 2.5 million * Number of U.S. Households
What We Spend On Our Pets Food $28.23 billion Veterinary $15.95 billion Supplies $14.28 billion Other Services $5.76 billion Live Animals $2.1 billion How We Feel About Our Pets 85% Believe Pets a Good Source of Affection 82% Agree Interacting with Pets Helps Them Relax
How Many Pets We Have Freshwater Fish 139.2 million Cats 94.2 million Dogs 89.7 million Birds 20.3 million Saltwater Fish 18.8 million Small Animals 14 million Reptiles 9.4 million
81% Aware That Pets Can Benefit Their Own Health 81%
Feel Unconditional Love for Their Pet
Sources: APPA National Pet Survey, American Pet Product Association
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Thirty years ago, Cheri Sowter, Deborah Ruggero, and Judy Benrud committed themselves to helping homeless animals in the Triangle – and began “fostering” the stray cats and dogs they would find. Word got around and other people who found strays would bring them to what became Second Chance Pet Adoptions. Things began to get bigger and bigger. They built a “cat condo” in one of their backyards and one of the other women penned off part of her backyard for the stray dogs. They secured assistance from the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University and were able to get donated time from some veterinarians and students. After becoming a bona fide 501(c)3 rescue organization, they began recruiting volunteers to help. And in 2004, a cage-less no-kill facility to house cats was opened. “The guiding principles upon which the founders built Second Chance continue to this day,” said Rachel Cronmiller, Development and Communications Manager. “The central principle is that Second Chance makes a lifetime commitment to each of the animals it rescues, retaining the option of taking them back in the event the new home cannot keep them. All rescued animals receive the medical care they need, will be shown unconditional love, and will be carefully matched with the best homes for their needs in order to ensure a lifetime of safety, love, and companionship.” Last year, the organization sent 482 formerly home30
less cats and dogs to new homes. “We have cage-less community cat rooms, where cats can roam and play,” said Cronmiller. “And we have a 100 percent fosterbased dog program, placing all animals with families – which reduces their stress and allows them to continue their training and socialization in preparation of adoption by their future families.” With guidance from four full-time staff and a heavily involved board of directors, hundreds of volunteers make these programs happen – and work tirelessly to raise funds and plan special events. “Second Chance receives no government funding; as such, we sustain the organization with donations from individuals and businesses, adoption fees, fundraising events, and the occasional grant,” Cronmiller sressed. “Anyone interested in supporting Second Chance can make a one-time or recurring donation to the organization, attend our events, assist with supplies, and – of course – adopt.” Cronmiller said the organization’s task is daunting, which is why the staff and volunteers are so dedicated. “The biggest issue we face is a never-ending supply of homeless animals,” she said. “Animals are counting on them for their second chance.”
919 residents have a variety of ways to assist Second Chance Pet Adoption – even those without the time to volunteer or the resources to donate money. For information, call 919-851-8404, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit secondchancenc.org.
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Animal Rescue Group Celebrating 30 Years Helping Cats and Dogs
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Second Chance Pet Adoptions 6003 Chapel Hill Rd., Ste. 133, Raleigh Monday: Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday: 12-4 p.m. SecondChanceNC.org email@example.com 919-851-8404 919 Magazine
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Second Chance Pet Adoptions YEAR STARTED: 1987 KEY PERSONNEL: Lisa Imhof, Operations Director Allison Paris, Dog Program Manager Jessica Martin, Operations Coordinator Rachel Cronmiller, Dev & Comm Manager
From left to right: Jessica Martin, Rachel Cronmiller, Lisa Imhof
PURPOSE: To champion homeless cats and dogs who are healthy or treatable in the quest to find their forever homes, and engage with our community to promote responsible pet ownership – ultimately reducing future generations of homeless animals
‘The biggest issue we face is a never-ending supply of homeless animals.’ ~ Rachel Cronmiller
Right: Lindsey Yewdall, an 8th Grader at Mills Park Middle School, is a regular volunteer
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Major Events MAY 7
Racing for Rescues
Centennial Campus NC State University, Raleigh 9 am, registration 10 am, first race starts 5K (with dogs) 5K (without dogs) 2K walk (dogs optional)
Bark in the Park
Watch baseball with your dog DBAP, Durham Human tickets: $7.99 Canine tickets: $5
Dexter. Most dogs stay in foster homes while awaiting adoption.
Evening of Pawsibilities Annual Gala and Auction North Ridge Country Club 6612 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh
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919 Magazine asked readers to submit photos of their pets. Here is a sampling of the submissions.
1. Debra Hurst: Everybody in our house is a Tar Heels fan â€“ even Faith! 2. The Jonske Family of Brier Creek: Major is a sweet boy who loves all the attention he can get from his family. He loves belly rubs almost as much as he loves stealing socks! 3. David Williams: In loving memory of our sweet Tucker, Oct. 10, 2010-Feb. 6, 2017. 4. Jeff Snell: Jeff, Melissa, Lundy, Britton, Tucker and Elloryâ€™s rescue pit bull. 5. Angela VonFeldt: The VonFeldt family of Morrisville proudly presents Timmy (tan), Rain (calico), and Porsche (white, grey)
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8.Yocasta Biaconni: Here is our sweet girl, Ernie. 9. Kelsey Stepp: Ellie is our very own shop dog here at Scout & Molly’s of Park West. Village in Morrisville. We are dog lovers and encourage our customers to bring their dogs in too! 10. Heather Casella: The one and only, Ace the dog – Brier Creek’s resident sweetheart. 11. Cindy Greene: Marley and baby Finley. 12. Barbara Sterger: Ireney was born in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, CA), which makes her “a Valley Girl”. And like all Valley Girls, she likes to look good, so she bathes 10 times a day, and she likes the sun so she can usually be found in the sunroom. She’s very sweet, but also shy. When the doorbell rings, there is no sign of her. When Ireny is not bathing or sunning, she can be found on my lap or curled up next to me. She has a basket filled with toys and each day I walk around picking them up and putting them back in the basket. Her favorite time to play seems to be around 2 a.m., because -- like all cats – the fun begins when the sun goes down. She brings a lot of joy! 13. Nikki Cleveland: Our puggle, Jethro (age 7), who relocated from Minnesota last June and has taken to the “slower paced life” in North Raleigh. 14. Jay Izso: Bandit getting extra hugs from Daddy Jay. 919 Magazine
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North Raleigh Residentâ€™s Unique Product Helps Dogs Get Exercise
By G. Cleveland Kilgore 919 Magazine Writer
919 | SPOTLIGHT Kjell Ottesen’s roots run deep in Norway, but he’s a true American now – with a close family in North Raleigh, and his own business that connects his native nation with his new country. And his product provides a unique way to exercise dogs that need a way to burn off energy. Ottesen, a native of Oslo, secured his Mariners Degree and spent 13 years working for several cruise lines, starting as a deck hand and eventually becoming a commanding officer. But – being extremely close to his father – he craved family. “I felt being on a ship three months at a time just wasn’t conducive to starting a family,” he said. So he followed his brother to the 919, settling in North Raleigh and studied computer engineering at Wake Technical Community College. He also married and started a family, something he had also wanted. His wife, Deidri is a graphic designer – and together they have a 14-year-old son, who will attend Sanderson High next fall. She has too older children, who live in North Raleigh. Her parents live in the same neighborhood, as does her sister and her husband. “Having family in such proximity is such a blessing,” Ottesen noted. “We are always there to help each other.” And the whole bunch has pets. “Every family member is an extreme animal lover, and we all help each other take care of our
pets when life gets busy or when traveling,” he said. “Together, we have two Shih Tsus, three German Shepherd Dogs, one Golden Retriever, one Pit Bull, and five cats!” So it’s no surprise, when a close friend in Norway suggested he join him in the pet product business, that he was intrigued. The result? Springer America was born, and Ottesen further expanded his American dream by starting his own company. “With over 78 million dogs in the U.S., I thought that it was a risk worth taking,” said Ottesen, referring to becoming the sole importer of the Springer Dog Exerciser – a bicycle attachment that allows some-
‘Some breeds (of dogs) require more exercise than a simple walk around the block.’ ~ Kjell Ottesen
one to safely bike with their dog. “We loved the idea that we would be importing and selling a product that helps dogs (and their humans) exercise by safely biking together.” The products heavy-duty spring absorbs 90 percent of the dog’s unexpected tugs and lunges, Ottesen explained. “It also has a safety release feature, that will release your dog if it runs on the other side of an obstacle (such as a tree),” he said. “It was developed in Nor919 Magazine
919 | SPOTLIGHT way in 1988 to make biking with your dog as safe as possible. Some breeds require more exercise than a simple walk around the block. This is a godsend.” Ottesen continued that a dog owner can bike everyday to give an active pup the amount of exercise needed, which also can deter the canine from doing naughty things, such as digging holes and chewing on shoes. “The Springer is a well-known product in Norway. It has been used by K9 corps and professional mushers throughout northern Europe,” he said. “More than 700,000 bikers around the world are utilizing the product, which has a lifetime guarantee on all the metal parts. And if the dog doesn’t take to the Springer, or it doesn’t fit the bike properly – we accept returns for a full refund.” For more information on the Springer Dog Exerciser, visit springamerica.com or call 919-616-0532. A special discount is available to readers of 919 Magazine, by visiting runningk9. com and entering the code “919” – enabling the purchase of the product for $116.10. And Ottesen promises to deliver 919’ers the product personally.
Kjell Ottesen with rescued dog, Bella, demonstrate the Springer Dog Exerciser
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New Seasonal Menu Item
What’s new at Trali Irish Pub & Restaurant in Brier Creek? The all new “General Burger”! Inspired by the article on Brier Creek resident Lou Jonske – a partner in the General’s Hot Sauce company – in a recent issue of 919 Magazine, the burger features the sauce on the restaurant’s latest seasonal menu. In addition to the tastiness, the new burger also helps out a great cause: 10 percent of all sales of the burger go to the General’s Hot Sauce charity of choice, Paws4Vets. As noted in the 919 Magazine article, Paws4Vets provides assistance dogs to military veterans. Jonske and some of the dogs were present at a recent event to unveil the new burger. “It was really the picture on the front of 919 Magazine that acted as the catalyst for this,” said Martin Mahon of Trali. “This is a wonderful cause.” The Louisiana-based, veteranowned Smoke Hall Foods began producing The General’s Hot Sauce in 2012. In addition to Paws4People, the brand also donates to The Brendon Looney Foundation, bootcampaign.org and more. For more information, visit generalshotsauce.com.
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Trali Irish Pub’s seasonal menu features General’s Hot Sauce Burger
Brier Creek resident Lou Jonske tasting the new General’s Hot Sauce Burger
Trali Irish Pub & Restaurant Brier Creek is located at 10370 Moncreiffe Road in North Raleigh (Brierdale Shopping Center in the Brier Creek community). For more information, call 919-5444141 or visit traliirishpub.com A couple of Paws4Vets trained assistance dogs at Trali Irish Pub 40
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Brier Creek Elementary Spring Carnival May 19
Pleasant Grove Spring Fling Scheduled May 5
Brier Creek Elementary Spring Carnival and Silent Auction is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 19, at the campus playground and field. The event includes a Big Top Playground (inflatables), face painting, raffle baskets, science experiments, food trucks, games and much more fun. All Access Student Wrist Bands are available for $10 in advance at briercreekpta.org.
Pleasant Grove Elementary Spring Fling is 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 5. The event features a movie, raffles, fun and much more. For more information, call 919-694-8770 or visit wcpss.net/ pleasantgrovees.
For more information, call 919-484-4747 or email info@ briercreekpta.org. Brier Creek Elementary is located at 9801 Brier Creek Parkway.
Pleasant Gove Elementary is located at 3605 Pleasant Grove Church Road.
Ron Woolard New General Manager at Brier Creek CC Ron Woolard is the new General Manager of Brier Creek Country Club. A graduate of Ohio University, Woolard has been a part of the private club business for more than 30 years. His first position was mowing greens and raking sandtraps as a teen. Most recently, Woolard spent 16 years as a Regional Manager and General Manager for ClubCorp in Ohio, Michigan, New York and Texas. “We are confident that Ron’s approach, experience and knowledge will enhance Brier Creek’s operations and present exciting opportunities for the future,” said Don Smith, Toll Golf Senior Vice President (and former Brier Creek general manager). Woolard and his wife, Janet, have raised seven children, and are now enjoying their 17 grandchildren (of which five live in North Carolina). Brier Creek Country Club is located at 9400 Club Hill Drive in North Raleigh. For -information, call 919-206-4600 or visit briercreekcc.com. Ron Woolard 42
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Brier Creek Barracudas Season Begins June 13 Brier Creek Barracudas – based at Brier Creek Country Club in North Raleigh – launch the 2017 summer season on Tuesday, June 13 at Granite Falls. Additional Tarheel Swimming Association meets are June 20 at Wood Valley; at home against North Raleigh; at home against Stonebridge; at home against Manchester; and at Heritage of Wake Forest. Returning coaches are Pat Gardiner and Adrian Fleming. Eric Kaiser is the team’s TSA Representative. The team had 125 participants in 2016. New swimmer tryouts for the Barracudas are 5:15 p.m. on Monday, May 22, and 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26 at the Brier Creek Country Club pool. To register to participate, visit tsaswimteam.com/sa/ manageRole.do. For more information, call 919-206-4600 or contact Gardiner at email@example.com. Brier Creek Country Club pool is located at 10601 Arnold Palmer Drive in Raleigh.
ACHC Annual Charity Golf Tournament May 22 in BC ACHC’s annual charity golf tournament is Monday, May 22 at Brier Creek Country Club. The annual tournament benefits Safe Child (Stop Abuse for Every Child) and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Triangle. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Range opens at 11:30 a.m., and a 1 p.m. Shotgun Start is planned. An awards ceremony is at 6:30 p.m., which includes dinner. Brier Creek Country Club is located at 400 Club Hill Drive in North Raleigh. For more information or to donate or register, visit achcgolf.com.
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BC Commons Food Festival Set May 13
Attendees at the annual Brier Creek Ladies Golf Association Kick-off Meeting ~Submitted Photo
Brier Creek Commons is hosting the International Food Festival at 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday May 13 in North Raleigh. Live music is planned at the Clock Tower Plaza, featuring Fred Huerta, Caique Vidal & Batuque, and the White Tiger Group. Face painters also will be on hand. Eight Brier Creek Commons businesses are participating in the event, including Tamarind Eatery, Trali Irish Pub & Restaurant, Positalia Italian Eatery, Mixx Ice Cream, Greek Fiest, Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse, Azitra Indian Nirvana Cuisine, and Aladdin’s Eatery. For more information, visit shopbriercreekcommons.com.
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WestGate Car Wash received notification as a Certified Vehicle Wash Water Conservation Facility by the North Carolina Professional Carwash Association. The new state of the art facility is conveniently located near the intersection of US Highway 70/ Glenwood Avenue and I-540, making it convenient to Brier Creek, Leesville and all of North Raleigh. WestGate Car Wash’s services includes both automated and handwashing, ensuring no spots are missed. And extra services include pre-wash treatments, soft cloth auto washes, protectant applications, RainX treatments, interior cleaning and more. Unlimited Discount Car Wash plans also are available – and complete Full Service Details start at only $99.99. WestGate Car Wash is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Brier Creek Ladies Golf Association’s annual Kick-Off Meeting in April featured dinner and a special fashion show at Brier Creek Country Club. Member models this year were Betsy Parson, Ellen Powers, Jennifer Wrigley, Carol Bramante, Jan Marlow and Sandy Haupt. The fashions were from At East Boutique of North Raleigh, and the guest emcee was Suzy Beth Sarver, publisher of 919 Magazine. Board members also acknowledged Dona Lerner of the Dona Lerner Academy along with the BCCC Pro Golf Team consisting of Matt Rink, Brent Deems and Ben Thomason. The club is open to all female golfers who are BCCC members. BCLGA play is every Wednesday from March to October with a morning 9-hole group, 18-hole group and evening 9-hole group, and is open to beginners, the casual or the serious golfer.
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HelpHopeLive Benefit For Ryley Hopper June 3 A special HelpHopeLive Benefit for Ryley Hopper’s Spinal Cord Injury Recovery is planned for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, at Trali Irish Pub & Restaurant in Brier Creek. In July 2016, local resident Hopper suffered a lifechanging spinal cord injury, when he hit his head in a swimming pool accident. Recovering from a spinal cord injury is not easy; it takes strong commitment, patience, and money. Even with insurance, there are so many expenses that insurance does not cover -- including access to specialized therapies, home modifications, durable medical equipment, and caregiver expenses. Help Hope Live is a nonprofit organization that has providing community-based fundraising guidance to patients and their families for more than 30 years. All donations are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHopeLive in the South-Atlantic Spinal Cord Injury Fund, and are administered for injury-related expenses only. As part of this campaign, Trali Irish Pub & Restaurant
in Brier Creek is presenting the Anglo-Irish alt-folk duo, The Portraits, to provide entertainment for the event. Trali Irish Pub & Restaurant is located at 10370 Moncrieffe Road in North Raleigh. For more information, call 919-5444141 or visit traliirishpub.com. Those unable to attend may contribute at https://helphopelive.org/campaign/11565.
• Your Pie fast-casual pizza restaurant plans to open later this year at The Corners at Brier Creek, located at the intersection of TW Alexander and US Highway 70/Glenwood Avenue. Featuring hand-tossed dough and home-made sauces, Your Pie also serves paninis, chopped salads, gelato and local beers. A second location is planned for Cary Towne Center. • Kathy Livengood, previously Assistant Principal at Banks Road Elementary, is the new Principal at Brier Creek Elementary. • Southbridge Fellowship Church in North Raleigh qualified for the 2017 Odyssey of the Mind’s World Finals at Michigan State University on May 24-27.
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Theatre in the Park Stages ‘Glorious’ Comedy
Local students at the Bayer Bee Care Center ~Submitted Photo
RTP’s Bayer Center Celebrates Anniversary Bayer Bee Care Center in Research Triangle Park celebrated its 10,000th visitor and third anniversary in April, welcoming a special group of 75 4th Graders from Ravenscroft School in Raleigh. With the help of Bayer partner Sweet Virginia Foundation, the students learned about the importance of bees and other pollinators through hands-on activities. Sarah Myers, Bayer Bee Team Apiarist and Outreach Coordinator, Bayer North American Bee Care Program; Dr. Becky Langer, Project Manager, Bayer North American Bee Care Program; and Dan Price, Founder/ CEO, Sweet Virginia Foundation participated in the celebration at the center, which is located at 2 T.W. Alexander Drive in RTP. In addition, Jim Blome, president and CEO of Crop Science, a division of Bayer, gave closing remarks at the event – and discussed the impact bees have on the environment. Opening its doors in 2014, the Bayer Bee Care Center serves as both a community and national resource for education and research committed to demonstrating the importance of pollinators and exploring the stressors that affect their health, including parasites, diseases, inadequate nutrition, loss of forage, lack of genetic diversity, improper use of pesticides and hive management practices. As a partner with the Bayer Bee Care Program, Sweet Virginia Foundation is an advocate in the quest to increase awareness and education surrounding the power of pollinators. For information on the Sweet Virginia Foundation, visit the sweetvirginia.org. Additional information on Bayer’s bee health initiatives, visit bayercropscience.us/our-commitment/bee-health. 46
Theatre in the Park’s next presentation is a hilarious comedy about the worst singer in the world in 1940s New York – Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Based on a true story, the play spins from Florence’s charity recitals and extravagant balls, through bazaar recording sessions and an ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall. Shows are July 21-23, 27-30, and Aug. 4-6. Tickets, on sale now, are $24 for adults, and $18 for seniors, students and military. For information, call 919-831-6058 or visit theatreinthepark.com.
WCPSS Graduation Ceremonies June 10-14 Most Wake County Public School System graduation ceremonies occur June 9-14 at the Raleigh Convention Center and the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh Here is the graduation schedule for high schools in the 919 Magazine distribution area:
4-6 pm: Sanderson High
8-10 am: Wakefield High 8-10 pm: Leesville Road High
4-6 pm: Panther Creek High
12-2 pm: Heritage High 4-6 pm: Millbrook High 8-10 pm: Wake Forest High
8-10 am: Rolesville High 12-2 pm: Green Hope High
WCPSS officials encourage parents to plan ahead. Students must be in place at least one hour before the ceremony starts, and should allow significant time for traffic and parking. Carpooling is encouraged.
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100 YEARS OF SERVICE Celebrating a century of service, the American Red Cross of the Triangle Area of North Carolina’s Annual Ball at North Ridge Country Club in North Raleigh in April raised needed funds to support disaster relief, training and certification programs, a lifesaving blood supply and more. Co-Chairs of the event – which featured silent and live auctions, games, food, drinks, live music, dancing, and much more – were Suzy Beth Sarver of 919 Magazine and Linda Craft of Linda Craft and Team Realtors. For more information, visit redcross.org/enc. Photos Courtesy American Red Cross
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A Fresh Look Renovated Sertoma Art Center Resumes Regular Programming
Camp Trinity Provides Variety Of Summer Youth Activities Situated on nearly 38 acres in North Raleigh on the campus of Trinity Academy of Raleigh, Camp Trinity Summer Camps plans a variety of unique activities for rising Kindergraten-12th Grade students. This year’s opportunities include:
After three months of renovations, Sertoma Arts Center reopened its studio spaces and meeting rooms in April – complete with a new HVAC system, ductwork, ceilings, front doors, and a fresh coat of interior paint. Improvements also were made to the exterior walls of the building basement, adding a waterproof barrier and rerouting of storm water for better drainage around the building. Regular programming at the center resumes in May. Located at North Raleigh’s Shelley Lake Park, Sertoma Arts Center is a creative destination for all ages – offering classes and workshops in painting, drawing, photography, pottery, performing arts and more, along with exhibitions, studio spaces, group support and community outreach. Sertoma’s outreach partners include the North Carolina Arts Council and Wake County Public Schools. Sertoma Arts Center is part of a Learning Community of 11 arts organizations that collaborate to advocate for and improve access to the arts for people with disabilities. This collective is funded in part by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County. The Office of Raleigh Arts supports and promotes the arts in Raleigh by administering the programs of the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the City’s Public Art and Design Board and supporting the Pullen and Sertoma arts centers. The Office of Raleigh Arts is part of the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department. For more information, contact Julia Meder, Sertoma Arts Center director, at 919-996-2329. 50
DAY CAMP: Offers rising Kindergarten-6th Grade participants a residential camp experience, but with the convenience of a day camp. Through activities such as archery, fishing, low ropes, hiking, swimming, and field games, every camper is challenged daily to experience new things and make new friends. Participants also will be engaged spiritually through daily devotions and activities. Counselors-to-camper ratio is 1-to-10. Cost is $185 per week, operating Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, and June 26-30. SPORTS CAMP: Provides rising Kindergarten-6th Grade participants a variety of programs designed to challenge each camper in a positive and competitive environment. Soccer is scheduled for June 5-9 (ages 5-15), followed by Baseball on June 12-16, and Basketball on August 7-11. All camps are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and cost is $135 per week. Sports Camp Combos are also available, allowing participants to combine with the Day Camp program beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. to $230 per week. For more information or to register, visit camptrinitync.org or call 919-786-0114. Trinity Academy and Camp Trinity are located at 10224 Baileywick Road in North Raleigh.
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North Raleigh Networking Group Meets on Mondays A new networking group formed last fall meets at the Leesville Tap Room in North Raleigh. Connections Networking sessions provide the opportunity for business owners and professionals to tap into referral opportunities and establish contacts. First Monday of each month is an evening social meeting, scheduled at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All other Mondays, the group meets at 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for hot breakfast. Though the group is growing rapidly, some exclusive professions are still being accepted (only one member is permitted from each business category). For more information, contact Amanda Phillips of In Trust Realty at 919-867-4593 or Amanda@intrustrealty.com. Leesville Tap room is located 13200 Strickland Road.
Lynn Road Elementary Spring Carnival Features Games, More Lynn Road Elementaryâ€™s Spring Carnival is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at the North Raleigh campus. Sponsored by the LRES Parent Teacher Association, the event features games, inflatables, vendors, food trucks, basket raffles, climbing wall, face painting, balloon art and more. A DJ will provide music as well. For more information, call 919-870-4094 or visit lynnroadpta.weebly.com. LRES is located at 1601 Lynn Road in North Raleigh.
Triangle Ladies Power Luncheon Planned May 17 in North Raleigh Triangle Ladies Power Luncheon is planned for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17 at North Ridge Country Club in North Raleigh. Featured speaker for the event is Sunny Johnson Lewis, a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur and businesswoman. The event also includes vendor booths, door prizes and more. Sponsors include File Depot of Raleigh, 919 Magazine, Print and Web Designer, Shelten Media, Integral Design, Carolina Premium Outlets, and Katelyn McKay Photography. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit triangleladiespowerluncheon.com. Sunny Johnson Lewis 52
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(Monday through Thursday; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
Optimist Aquatic Center offers an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Program for individuals age 15 and up in May, June and July. The course trains participants in basic skills needed to lifeguard at traditional pools. It also includes training in first aid and CPR/AED for the professional rescuer.
(Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) For more information, call 919-870-2882 or visit parks.raleighnc.gov. Optimist Aquatic Center is located at 5902 Whittier Drive in North Raleigh.
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Two Swimmers With North Raleigh Ties Join NC Hall of Fame North Carolina Swimming Hall of Fame is inducting several new members in 2017 – including two with North Raleigh connections and three Olympic Gold Medalists. This year’s inductees are Don Easterling, David Fox, Charlie Houchin, Nick McCrory, and Lauren Perdue. “We are thrilled with our latest class of inductees,” said Gerry Chapman, Chairman of the NC Swimming Hall of Fame Committee. “I said that our 2016 class would set a high bar for future inductions, but I believe our Class of 2017 was up to the challenge and certainly represents the very best in Aquatic Sports in our state. We are particularly excited to induct our first-ever diver, Nick McCrory, into the Hall.” Hall of Fame Committee members involved in the selection process include Ceil Blackwell, Gerry Chapman, Hill Carrow, Trish Martin, Paul Silver, Kevin Thornton, and Jonathan Watson. Charlie Houchin – whose mother, Jane, is a faculty member at Trinity Academy in North Raleigh -- grew up as an age group swimmer in Raleigh. Both of his parents were AllAmerican swimmers at NC State University. Houchin swam summer league for Oak Park, Charlie Houchin competed for Enloe High, and swam year round for the YMCA of the Triangle age group team. A High School All-American and highly decorated collegiate swimmer, he became an Olympic Gold Medalist in 2012 at the London Olympic Games in the 4x200 meter free relay – before concluding his career with a Gold Medal in the 2013 World Championships in the 4x200m freestyle relay. David Fox attended Sanderson High School in North Raleigh, and now resides in Dallas, TX. He is a sixtime USA National Champion, past world and Ameri54
can record holder and 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist. Fox was an acclaimed YMCA swimmer and awardwinning athlete at NC State University – including being named a two-time ACC MVP. In 1995, he earned the top world ranking in the 50 meter freestyle at 22.23 seconds, makDavid Fox ing him the third fastest American of all time. He was inducted into the Sanderson High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 and the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 2016. The North Carolina Swimming Hall of Fame was founded in 1985. Six inductions were held from 1985 through 1991, but the Hall of Fame went dormant for a long period afterwards, finally returning to action with inductions in April of 2016 after a 25-year hiatus. The Induction Ceremony was in April in Cary.
Second Saturday Divorce Workshops in May, June Second Saturday Divorce Workshops are planned for Saturday, May 13, and Saturday, June 10 at 3600 Glenwood Avenue in North Raleigh. A resource for women and men serving the entire Triangle, Second Saturday sessions begin at 8 a.m. for registration – and continue with a program from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Specialized experts and advisors will provide tools, resources and information experiencing marriage separation and divorce. Cost is $40. For information, call 919-539-5468 or visit secondsaturdaywakecounty.com.
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NeighborWoods Offers EligibleFree Trees to Raleigh Residents NeighborWoods is a program offering free trees to City of Raleigh residents, with the mission to replace trees that disappear from the urban landscape due to development, declining health, and inclement weather. NeighborWoods partners with local residents to choose planting locations, size of trees and choosing suitable species. The group also delivers the tree at no charge. NeighborWoods trees are purchased solely through donations and volunteers to help plant trees for those not able.
Sycamore Creek Elementary Spring Carnival Set for May 20 Sycamore Creek Elementaryâ€™s Spring Carnival is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at the North Raleigh campus. Sponsored by the SCES Parent Teacher Association, the event features games, prizes, vendors, food, silent auction and more.
To request a free tree, make a donation, or volunteer, contact the Tree Planting Coordinator at 919-996-4115, email trees@ raleighnc.gov, or visit raleighnc.gov.
For more information, call 919-841-4334 or visit scespta.com. SCES is located at 10921 Leesville Road in North Raleigh.
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Short Takes • A new documentary features a Leesville Road High teacher. “Teacher of the Year” spotlights Angie Scioli during the 2013-2014 school year. The film is co-directed by Rob Phillips and Jay Korreck. • Chris Davis is the new Millbrook High Men’s Basketball Head Coach. Davis, previously an associate head coach and junior varsity coach at Millbrook, replaces Scott McInnis, who coached the Wildcats for 17 years. • Leesville High Pride Athletic Club’s summer camps – a major fundraiser for the group – are cancelled for 2017 due to necessary renovations at the campus. Camps are expected to resume next year. For more information, visit leesvilleprideathleticclub. myonlinecamp.com. • Two Roosters Ice Cream – sold previously via a camper pulled by a truck – plans to open a permanent location at Greystone Village Shopping Center at 7713 Leadmine Road in North Raleigh. • Pine Hollow Middle School in North Raleigh qualified for the 2017 Odyssey of the Mind’s World
Finals at Michigan State University on May 24-27. • Men’s baseball teams from Leesville Road High, Millbrook High, Sanderson High and Broughton High participated in the inaugural Chris Combs ALS Baseball Classic doubleheader in April. The benefit was scheduled to raise awareness of the disease and raise funds to fit it. • Former Leesville Road Middle School Assistant Principal Sheldon Lanier – now Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Director of Equity Leadership – recently received his doctorate. Lanier is a former principal intern at Brassfield Road Elementary and a math teacher at Durant Road Middle. He earned his undergraduate degree at NC State University and his Masters at UNC-Chapel Hill. • The annual St. Francis Run for Peace and Walk for Wellness was canceled, due to what the organizers described as increased requirements to secure the special events permit from the City of Raleigh. More on the situation is available at stfrancisraleigh.org.
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Morrisville Town Councilman TJ Cawley – the volunteer chair for the East Meets West Festival for the past five years – with the 2017 event committee ~ Submitted Photo
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Town of Morrisville Receives Diversity Award for Festival Town of Morrisville received the National League of Cities City Cultural Diversity Award at the 2017 Congressional City Conference recently. Six cities were honored across three population categories, with Morrisville receiving first place in the “less than 50,000 residents” category for the annual East Meets West Festival. Mayor Pro Tem Steve Rao accepted the award at the conference. Town Council recognize the achievement during its regularly scheduled Council Meeting in March. The East Meets West Festival closes down Morrisville’s main street, Town Hall Drive, to celebrate both the energy and diversity of the community, with a day of food, culture, and music from around the world each year. The Festival, coordinated by the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce with significant support from the Town, is a favorite among residents. “Morrisville is one of the fastest growing and most diverse towns in North Carolina. The population has grown by more than 200 percent in the last 12 years, and is on pace to continue to grow at a similar pace for the foreseeable future,” said Rao, when he accepted the award. “Our Council includes two of the first Indian American’s elected to office in the state of North Carolina. The festival is incredibly important as a means of both connecting with the public and showcasing how 58
our diversity is representative of the community.” The award not only showcases the East Meets West festival, but the tradition of respect for diversity in Morrisville, according to Morrisville Chamber of Commerce President Sarah Gaskill. “The Morrisville Innovation Foundation is thrilled to continue partnering with the Town of Morrisville on this treasured festival, and invite people from across the region to join us for the 2017 festival on Saturday, Sept. 23.” The East Meets West Festival began as the Taste of Morrisville event in 2011, and has blossomed into a celebration of unique cultures. Local restaurants sell small plates of their specialties and participate in a friendly competition of foods. A festival stage hosts performances from groups representing the community’s many cultures – ranging from Indian Asian and Irish to the American Southeast. Admission to the event is free. “I could not be prouder and more thankful to the hundreds of volunteers who -- over the years -- helped this event become such a successful, family friendly day for our greater Morrisville community,” said TJ Cawley, Morrisville Town Council member and the volunteer chair for the East Meets West Festival for the past five years. For more information, visit eastmeetswestmorrisville.org.
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Independence Day in Morrisville Townâ€™s Annual Fireworks Event Planned for July 3 Why wait until July 4 to enjoy Independence Day fireworks? Town of Morrisvilleâ€™s annual celebration begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 1, at Morrisville Community Park. Fireworks begin at dusk. The free community event features live music, food trucks and other activities. Attendees are encouraged
to bring blankets, chairs and snacks (no glass containers nor alcohol are permitted). Parking is limited, so early arrival is encouraged. The park is located at 1520 Morrisville Parkway in Morrisville. For more information, call 919-463-7110 or visit morrisvillenc.gov.
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Morrisville Firefighters Serving July 4 Pancakes What’s better than pancakes, sausage and orange juice on a holiday? Especially if it’s on July 4 and served by America’s finest. Town of Morrisville’s Fire/Rescue Department celebrates Independence Day by presenting its annual Morrisville Pancake Breakfast event at 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4 at Fire Station 1, located at 200 Town Hall Drive. Presale tickets are $4 for adults, and $2 for youths under age 12. A limited number of day-of tickets are expected to be available for $5 for adults and $3 for youths. For more information or secure tickets, visit morrisvillenc.gov.
Morrisville SpringFest Features Food, Games The annual Morrisville SpringFest is 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, on Town Hall Drive. Featuring entertainment, midway games, rides, live music and food trucks, the event is free (but be sure to bring cash for food trucks and games). Tickets for games are $20 for 25 game tickets (or $1 per game ticket). Among the food trucks scheduled at the event are Batter Up, Oak City Fish and Chips, Ed Mitchells Q, Bulkogi Korean BBQ, CJ’s Street Food, The Corner Venezuelan Food Gussy’s Greek Street Food, NC Bulkogi, Flirting with Fire, Baton Rouge Cuisine and the The Cookie People. For more information, call 919-463-7110 or visit townofmorrisville.org. 60
Park West Village Spring Music Series Continues Park West Village’s LIVE in The District Music Series kicks continues at 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays through June 8. Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the free live music in front of the Stone Theatre-Park West 14. Upcoming entertainment includes: • May 4: Patrick Rock Band • May 11: Kaylin & Hailey Whitters • May 25: Muscadine Bloodline • June 1: Mikele Buck Band • June 8: Brittany Marie For more information, call 919-234-6710 or visit parkwestvillage.net.
Meet New Fire Chief At May 6 Open House Meet new Fire Chief Foy Jenkins at the annual Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department Open House event at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, at Fire Station 1, 200 Town Hall Drive. The event includes free popcorn and drinks – and hot dogs from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition, many activities for youths are planned, including a fire safety house, corn hole, Sparky the Firedog, and more. Informational tables will also be hosted by community organizations, such as the Community Emergency Response Team, Chaplain 101, Explorers, and many others. For information, visit townofmorrisville.org or call 919463-6125.
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Morrisville Named 5th Best Town in the U.S.
Morrisville Chamber New Member Luncheon May 4
Morrisville is the best place to live in North Carolina and fifth best in the U.S., according to the Niche website. Indianapolis suburb Carmel led the list, which utilized crime, public schools, cost of living job opportunities and local amenities to develop the rankings. Philadelphia suburb Chesterbrook ranked second, followed by Houserville, PA; and Okemos, MI. Following Morrisville were Dublin, a Columbus, OH, suburb; Buffalo Grove in suburban Chicago; Penn Wynne, PA; and Ann Arbor, MI.
Morrisville Chamber of Commerceâ€™s New Member Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, at the Chamber offices. New members can learn how to get involved and may share information with attendees. The event is free to members.
For information, call 919-463-7155. Morrisville Chamber offices are located at 260 Town Hall Drive, Suite A.
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First Responders Thank You Lunch Set for June 6 Morrisville Chamber of Commerce’s annual First Responders Thank You Lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6 at Noah’s Event Venue in Morrisville. Those in attendance include members of the Morrisville Police Department, Morrisville Fire/ Rescue Department, as well as other departments in Wake County with first responders serving the Morrisville community. Cost is $32 for Chamber members ($47 for non-members). A portion of proceeds benefits the 200 Club of Wake County, an organization providing immediate financial help for the families of police officers, sheriff deputies, firemen, EMS squad members and North Carolina State Highway Patrol serving in Wake County who lost their lives in the line of duty. For more information, call 919-463-7155 or visit morrisvillechamber.org. Noah’s is located at Paramount Parkway in Morrisville.
Acoustic Nights Live Music at PW Village Acoustic Nights in The District launches the 2017 season at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 9-10, with live performers to be determined. The free outdoor event continues each Friday and Saturday evening through Saturday, Oct. 21 at The District at Park West Village in Morrisville, with the all-local acts playing on the stage in front of Stone Theatre-Park West 14. 62
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Morrisville Chamber Plans Special Excursion to Peru Machu Picchu in Peru
Morrisville Chamber of Commerce offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore Peru – without having to worry about the details. The Best of Peru excursion is planned for Oct. 26 through Nov. 3 in 2017. Trip highlights include: • Round-trip scheduled airfare from RaleighDurham International Airport to Peru
Even job satisfaction and overall happiness often times go hand in hand with advocating for yourself. Learn how creating value in order to get more of what you want transitions situations from win-lose to win-win at the upcoming Morrisville Chamber of Commerce KNOW Luncheon, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10 at Brier Creek Country Club. Panelists providing professional development and networking for women in business at the event include: • Jackie Clare, Attorney and Certified Mediator • Joy Ruhmann, Level Up Leadership Cost is $37 for employee of member firms, and $53 for non-members. Call 919-463-7155 to reserve seats.
• Nine days, eight nights at first class hotel • Breakfast daily at the hotel • Transfers and sightseeing as indicated on the itinerary, with assistance by deluxe motor coach • Baggage handling and transfers • Guided excursions to Machu Picchu, Lima, the Incan wonders of Cusco, Puno and Lake Titicaca and the floating Uros Islands Networking with other participants, both personally and professionally, is expected. Cost for the trip is $3,399. An optional Puno extension tour – on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Taquile Island and the famous Uros Islands – is also available for an additional fee.
For more information, visit morrisvillechamber.org. Brier Creek Country Club is located at 9400 Club Hill Drive in North Raleigh.
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Short Takes • Fest in the West, scheduled for 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, includes local artisans, a food truck rodeo, pie-eating contest, beer garden, a kids zone, and live music. Visit festinthewest.com for information. • Wake County Public Schools System recently named 13 Employee Excellence winners, including Data Manager Doreen Elliot of Cedar Fork Elementary in Morrisville. • Scout and Molly’s Boutique is now open at Park West Village in Morrisville. Visit scoutandmollys.com. • Gander Mountain is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closing 32 underperforming stores, including the one in Morrisville – at 2100 Village Market Place. • Mill’s Park Middle School in Cary qualified for the 2017 Odyssey of the Mind’s World Finals at Michigan State University on May 24-27. • Cantina 18 opened recently at 3305 Village Market Place in Morrisville’s Park West Village. For information, call 919-694-5618 or visit 18restaurantgroup.com. • Kaleidoscope Charter High School’s application was rejected again on a recent 5-4 vote, but supporters are still hopeful the school can open soon – and expect to re-apply. Morrisville Town Council recently passed a resolution that called in general terms for the state’s support in establishing new middle schools and high schools in town. For more information, call 919-434-5769 or visit kaleidoscopehighschool. org. The effort to open the school in Morrisville was featured in the January/February 2017 issue of 919 Magazine. • Town of Morrisville broke ground for the new Crabtree Hatcher Creek Greenway in April. For information, visit townofmorrisville.org. • Wake County Public School System retiree Pamela T. Smith is the new Interim Assistant Principal at Panther Creek High.
Obstacle Training Facility Grand Opening May 29 Warrior Tech OCR’s grand opening of its new obstacle training facility is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day) at 220 G Dominion Drive in Morrisville. The free event features games, giveaways, obstacles, performances, the All American Food Truck, JAM Ice Cream, music by DJ Jules, and celebrity Ninjas and obstacle course racers. American Ninja Warrior All-Stars scheduled to appear include Island Ninja Grant McCartney, Family Ninja Josh Phillips and Team Spartan and ANW star Maggi Thorne. Warrior Tech OCR is a training facility and entertainment center designed to capitalize on the popularity of outdoor obstacle course events such as “Spartan” and “Tough Mudder” and the “American Ninja Warrior” television program. The state-of-the-art facility and elite trainers combine to create a unique environment where athletes of all ages can constantly improve and push their limits. For information, call 919-230-1992, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit warriortechocr.
RTI International Celebrates Framing of New RTP Facility
RTI International celebrated the framing of the largest building on its Research Triangle Park campus, with a beam signing by RTI executives and board members. Nearly 1,000 RTI staff members also signed the beam in advance. The 190,000 sq. ft., six-story office building at the center of the main campus is expected to be completed in early 2018 and will provide workspace for about 670 RTI staff members.
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Elinvar Retained for Research Triangle Foundation CEO Search
Founders Celebration Event at The Frontier On May 17, 1984, the Council for Entrepreneurial Development held its first large event for North Carolina entrepreneurs. Thirty-three years later, the organization is honoring the founders of CED, its founding companies and many supporters. Sponsored by CED, the Founders Day Celebration is 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, at The Frontier at RTP. Entry is free for CED members, and $20 for non-members. Participants can re-live the inaugural Founders Day Celebration and learn more about the first class of Entrepreneur Hall of Fame inductees: Dennis Dougherty, Dennis Gillings, Fred Hutchison, and Bob Young – while celebrating the second Hall of Fame class. The event under a tent features free food and drinks and networking with fellow members, peers, and entrepreneurial community leaders. For more information, email lburns@cednc. org or visit cednc.org. The Frontier at RTP is located at 800 Park Office Drive. Powered by a community of individuals and businesses inspired by entrepreneurship, CED is the nationally connected network that helps Triangle entrepreneurs build and grow successful companies.
Executive search firm Elinvar is leading the search for a new chief executive officer of the Research Triangle Foundation. Liz Rooks, a longtime Research Triangle Foundation executive, is currently serving as interim CEO. She came out of retirement to take the job shortly after Bob Geolas left earlier this year. Elinvar’s president and CEO, Patti Gillenwater, is heading the search. In outlining the requirements for the position, the foundation board stressed the importance of hiring an executive who could help to implement its ‘master plan’ adopted in 2012. While no timetable for hiring a new CEO was spelled out, the job announcement posted by Michael Pittman, vice president of marketing and communications, said that master plan calls for drastic changes and additions to the RTP -- with construction to break ground this fall. “Just as the original vision for the foundation was realized through commitment of a broad partnership of stakeholders, the new RTP master plan will require joint effort and resolve,” Mr. Pittman said. “Because the foundation is transitioning from an entity that primarily sells land to largely a property development and management role, it is necessary that the incoming CEO has extensive knowledge and considerable experience in commercial land development, preferably on multiple fronts and over the full spectrum of planning, financing, construction and property management,” said Pittman. Research Triangle Park is managed by the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina – and is home to about 200 companies that employ about 50,000 people. The Foundation is focused on orchestrating industry, university and government collaborations to attract research, scientific and technology-based organizations and support the creation of quality jobs and opportunities.
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National institutes of Health Grants Go to Clinical Sensors
Susan G. Komen Triangle Race Scheduled for May 6 The 21st Annual Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure, presented locally by Duke Cancer Institute, is Saturday, May 6 at The Frontier at Research Triangle Park. “We are excited to change the Triangle Race to early May when average temperatures are in the mid 70s,” said Pam Kohl, executive director of Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (NCTC). “We’re planning for the ‘coolest’ Triangle Race for the Cure ever with a goal of raising $1 million to support local programs and national cutting-edge research.” The event features a 5K run/walk and a Survivor Celebration that honors participants who have battled breast cancer. Plans also include an expanded Tailgate Zone with food trucks, a beertasting garden, and fun activities for all ages. The Komen Triangle Race for the Cure raises awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised stay in the community to support breast health education, screening, treatment and programs for women and families in a 29-county service area. The remaining twenty-five percent supports Susan G. Komen’s national research program.
Research Triangle Park-based Clinical Sensors was awarded two Small Business Research Grants from the National Institutes of Health. Clinical Sensors is a development-stage company that develops diagnostic devices to harness the physiologic properties of nitric oxide to improve patient management. The grants provide more than $1.5 million to support the company’s continued development and demonstration of its point-of-care device that directly measures a patient’s blood nitric oxide level within a few seconds. Nitric oxide is involved in the progression of sepsis, a life-threatening illness where early and rapid recognition is critical to accelerate the administration of lifesaving care. “These two awards will help us demonstrate the clinical impact of our technology, which is designed to directly measure nitric oxide and related metabolites from biological fluids,” said Philippe Chemla, Ph.D., CEO at Clinical Sensors. “Our device requires a single blood sample at bedside to quickly deliver this information.” The $1.29 million Phase 2 STTR award extends this work, which includes a clinical study at the Jaycee Burn Center at UNC. Patients with severe burns often develop sepsis, leading to prolonged hospital stays, increased costs, and a higher risk of death. For more information, visit clinicalsensors.com.
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Short Takes • Metabolon Inc. the global metabolomics firm, is expanding its efforts to apply metabolomics to large population health studies taking place around the world. To support the effort, the company added Alex Forrest-Hay as Vice President of Population Health and his staff to exclusively focus on the initiatives. • G1 Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage oncology company in Research Triangle Park, recently presented preclinical data on trilaciclib, G1T38, and G1T48 at the 2017 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Washington DC. The company also hopes to raise up to $115 million in an initial public offering. • About 300 Lenova employees visited Carroll
Middle, East Millbrook Middle and Southeast Raleigh Magnet High for hands-on STEM learning, via the Smithsonian Institute Learning Lab. The effort is part of 30 service projects organized by the company in 25 countries and six inhabited continents. • Research Triangle Park High English teacher Deborah Brown was named a finalist for the 2017 North Carolina Charter School Teacher of the Year, as part of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Teacher of the Year program sponsored through the State Department of Public Instruction. • 5th Annual Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase is May 10-11 at Hamner Conference Center at 15 T.W. Alexander Drive in Research Triangle Park. For information, visit ncbiotech. org/AgBiotechShowcase.
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Music on Main Planned Saturdays in Durham Music on Main at Streets of Southpoint Mall begins on Saturday, May 6 and continues through June 24. The live music is at the Lower Center Court. Streets of Southpoint is located at 6910 Fayetteville Road in South Durham. For information, call 919-572-8808 or visit streetsatsouthpoint.com.
Strawberry Festival Set In Durham for May 6 Durham’s Strawberry Festival is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. pm Saturday, May 6, at Old North Durham Park, located at 310 West Geer Street. Admission is free. Food and activities are priced at $1 to $6. The event includes food, music, activities, a 5K and and a Fun Run. The effort is to support Central Park School for Children’s Monarch Fund, which cultivates paths of opportunity for all students at our school. It also supports access to transportation, nutrition, after-school care, club/camp/field trip scholarships, and technology equipment.
• Free Jazz Nights are scheduled at 6-9 p.m. on May 18 and June 15 at The Durham Hotel, located at 315 East Chapel Hill Street. For information, call 919-768-8831 or visit thedurham.com. • American Dance Festival – featuring two months of modern dance to Durham every summer -- is June 3 to July 29 at various locations. For information, visit americandancefestival.org. • Comics for a Cure is a superhero themed 5K event, taking place at 9 a.m. on May 6 in the Falconbridge subdivision in Durham, at 6120-A Farrington Road. Cost is $30. For information, call 919-806-8282.
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• Pairings party and Pro-Am Reception sponsored by North State Bank, 6-9 pm at the TPC Clubhouse (invitation only). • First Tee of the Triangle Junior Clinic
• Official Rex Hospital Open Pro-Am (Tee Times: 6:50 a.m.-8:50 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.). • Honorary Opening Tee Shot (12 p.m.)
UNC REX Healthcare Event June 1-4 at TPC Wakefield
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With UNC REX Healthcare reaching a new agreement with the PGA Tour to remain the title sponsor of the annual REX Hospital Open for another five years, the PGA Web.com Tour returns to TPC Wakefield Plantation in North Raleigh this year on June 1-4. Local residents – and those throughout the 919 – can make plans now for a premier professional golf event, that supports a worthy cause and recognizes first responders, active military and veterans, and more. Public gates are open to the public for the actual tournament beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 1 through Sunday, June 4 for the tournament – but the events actually get under way with all-day practice rounds on Tuesday, May 30. Details include:
• Second Round of Competition • Food Truck Friday, including Cousins Maine Lobster, Fresh Local Ice Cream, and Gonza Tacos (11 am to 4 pm)
• Family Day at the Open, including face painting, live music at the vendor expo village, rock climbing, food trucks, more
• Final round of competition includes Service Appreciation Day presented by First Citizens Bank, including free admission to the Final Round of Competition for first responders) • Rex Hospital Open Trophy presentation (following the conclusion of play at about 5 p.m.)
In addition, free admission is offered: • June 1-4 for active duty military, Reserves, National Guard, military retirees and veterans. • June 1-4 for Wake County Public School System Employees with valid ID.
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Chip 4 Charity Benefit May 15 at Brier Creek
REX Hospital Open Tour: PGA Web.com Tour Date: May 30-June 4 Location: TPC at Wakefield Plantation Ticket Prices: Daily Grounds Pass: $10 Weekly Grounds Pass: $25 Champions Club: $100 per day Information: 919-784-6736 rexhospitalopen.com “We are excited to remain the title sponsor for the REX Hospital Open, and continue our partnership with the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour. The REX Hospital Open is an important way we give back to the community, and support care and services for local patients and their families,” said Steve Burriss, president of UNC REX Healthcare. “UNC REX Healthcare has allowed the REX Hospital Open to cement a lasting charitable footprint in the greater Raleigh area, and we’re excited to further continue those efforts,” said Web.com Tour President Bill Calfee. The 2017 REX Hospital Open marks the 30th year of REX hosting a professional golf tournament for charity. Co-chairmen are G. Smedes York, former mayor of Raleigh and chairman of York Properties – one of the oldest commercial real estate companies in the Triangle – and George York, the firm’s president and CEO. Tickets for the June 1-4 competition are $10 for a daily grounds pass; $25 for a weekly grounds pass; and $100 for admission to the exclusive Champions Club on any single day of the event. Free public parking is available at the Rex Healthcare of Wakefield campus, located at the corner of New Falls of Neuse and Capital Boulevard at 1120 Governor Manly Way in North Raleigh. For ticket information, call 919-784-6736, or visit rexhospitalopen.com. 919 Magazine
Chip 4 Charity – a benefit for the Lighthouse Foundation of Wake County – is planned for Monday, May 15, at Brier Creek Country Club in North Raleigh. Presented by Heroux and Company, the event begins with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.). A $175 per player fee includes lunch, raffle, food samples at various holes, a special gift, prizes, a silent auction, a certificate of replay and more. Register for the event at LFWakecounty.org. For more information, email rheroux@LFWakecounty. org or call 919-306-1031. Lighthouse Foundation of Wake County assists medically-underserved adults in the community. Brier Creek Country Club is located at 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh.
Rams Athletic Club Golf Tournament is June 21 Rams Athletic Club’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament is Wednesday, June 21 at Zebulon Country Club. A benefit for the Rolesville High School athletic programs, event registration begins at 12 p.m., with a shotgun start scheduled for 1 p.m. Individual registration is $75, which includes golf, cart and dinner. Team Sponsorships are available for $300. The tournament includes a longest drive contest, a closest to the pin competition, and a putting contest. Tee sponsorships and non-participation donations also are accepted. For more information, call 919-554-6303, email email@example.com or visit racnc.com Zebulon Country Club is located at 2424 Pearces Road in Zebulon.
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Friday Night on White Continues in May, June Town of Wake Forest Friday Night on White concert series continues with Smile on May 12 and Bull City Syndicate on June 9. Future performers include Big Love on July 14; Love Tribe on Aug. 11; and Crush on Sept. 8. Presented by White Street Brewing Co., the event takes place 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in downtown along South White Street. Food and refreshments are available for purchase at downtown restaurants, and a variety of food and dessert trucks on site. No outside coolers are permitted, but beer and wine will be available for purchase. For more information about each band, including videos of band performances, visit wakeforestnc.gov.
Six Sundays in Spring Concerts Set at Joyner The 2017 Six Sundays in Spring concert series is scheduled for six consecutive Sundays continues through June 4. Sponsored by Wake Forest ARTS, the free concerts begin at 5 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater in Wake Forest. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase or bring a picnic. Alcoholic beverages, smoking, and unleashed pets are prohibited. E. Carroll Joyner Park is located at 701 Harris Road. For more information, email info@ WakeForestARTS.org. 72
Wake Forest Fireworks Spectacular Set for July 4 This year’s Wake Forest Fireworks Spectacular is scheduled for Monday, July 3, at Wake Forest High School. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is $5 per person. Children age 6-under are admitted free. Band of Oz, one of the most popular beach music bands in the U.S. and a 1997 Beach Music Hall of Fame inductee, returns to Wake Forest to headline this year’s celebration – taking the stage at 6:30 p.m. Jim Dyer returns as the evening’s emcee. Wake Forest’s Zara Gregory will sing the National Anthem. Fireworks begin at dusk. Concessions, including hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, and snow cones, will be available at the Fireworks Spectacular, but cash is the only form of payment accepted. Three food trucks also will be on site. Picnic baskets and/or coolers are allowed but will be inspected by the Wake Forest Police Department before being permitted inside the stadium. Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited on the Wake Forest High School campus. Wake Forest High School is located at 420 W. Stadium Drive. For more information, visit wakeforestnc. gov/fireworks-spectacular.aspx.
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Children’s Parade Planned For July 4 in Downtown WF Wake Forest’s 4th of July Celebration on Tuesday, July 4, includes the annual Children’s Parade in downtown. The lineup begins at 10 a.m. at the intersection of North Main Street and West Juniper Avenue, near the Wake Forest College Birthplace. No registration is required to participate. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. along North Main Street. All area youths are invited to hop on their bicycles or be pulled along in a wagon as part of a “walking parade”. Participation in the Children’s Parade is free, but bicyclists must wear their helmets. For information, visit wakeforestnc.gov.
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Art & Games In The Park Slated for Tuesday, July 4 Beginning at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, children of all ages will have the opportunity to create a variety of interesting arts and crafts projects, join in a slew of games and activities, and enjoy giant inflatables. All of the free festivities take place at Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Ave. and R.H. Forrest Field, 123 W. Owen Ave. Game activities will include sack races, a watermelon seed spitting contest and a pie eating contest. Arts and crafts activities will include decorating a sun visor, patriotic magnet, cupcake, and treat bag. Several giant inflatables also will be at R.H. Forrest Field. For information, visit wakeforestnc.gov.
Renaissance Center Hosting Alzeheimer’s Related Events Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts hosts several events over the next several months designed to raise awareness about Alzeheimer’s disease and related dementias. The Renaissance Centre is presenting the series in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern North Carolina and Wake Forest SING as part of an effort to establish Wake Forest as a dementia-friendly community. The Renaissance Centre will kick off the series by hosting a dinner and movie screening of the PBS documentary “Can Alzeheimer’s Be Stopped?” at 4 p.m. to -7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25.
The program and dinner are free, but registration is required. Seating is limited to the first 200 people to pre-register at wakeforestnc.gov/dementia-awarenesseducation-series.aspx. • The Renaissance Centre will then host monthly seminars from July through September as part of the 2017 Wake Forest Dementia Awareness Education Series. “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease” on Thursday, July 20, will focus on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. • “Effective Communications Strategies” on Thursday, Aug. 17, will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about deciding when to stop driving, going to the doctor and making legal and financial decisions. • “Understanding & Responding to DementiaRelated Behaviors” will round out the series on Thursday, Sept. 21. Behavior is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present challenges for caregivers to manage. Area residents are invited to attend this session and learn how to decode behaviors, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., each workshop will feature a different speaker and include professional vendors that specialize in providing assistance to family members of people with dementia. The sessions are free, but online pre-registration is required at wakeforestnc.gov/dementia-awareness-education-series.aspx. For more information, contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Debra Horton at 919-435-9566 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Annual Historic Cemetery Walking Tour Set May 13
Celebrate Spring at Mad Hatter’s Tea and Car Show
Sponsored by the Wake Forest Cemetery Advisory Board and the Town of Wake Forest, the annual Historic Cemetery Walking Tour is 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. At 400 North White Street. Docents will be stationed at various family plots throughout the cemetery to share interesting stories about specific gravesites, as well as small artifacts and photographs of loved ones bearing their ancestral names. Once again this year, Frank Powell and other representatives of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will on hand to talk about soldiers who served in the War Between the States. They add authentic drama clad in Confederate uniforms and other regalia including old Civil War firearms. There will also be ladies in period costume from the same era and Scottish bagpipe players John and Emily Sprague.
Representatives of the Wake Forest Junior ROTC, under the direction of Colonel Dimitri Belmont, will appear as color guard in the opening ceremony. The JROTC will also provide parking and other assistance. This event is free and open to the public. Local residents can join Mad Hatter’s of the Wake Forest Garden Club in a celebration of spring at the Wake Forest Historical Museum at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to enjoy tea, an Art & Garden Market, and a vintage car show. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youths age 12 and under, and include admission to the garden seminars. A special raffle also is planned. Wake Forest Historical Museum is located at 414 N. Main St. in Wake Forest. For more information, visit wakeforestnc. gov or contact Betty Pearce at 919-435-9570.
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WF Meet in the Street Festival Planned May 6
WF Police Plane Torch Run To Support Special Olympics Wake Forest Police Department invites plans the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics of North Carolina on Saturday, May 13. The event is open to the first 100 people to register. Registration will be offered on the day of the race from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at Walmart, 2114 S. Main St., in Wake Forest. After registering, participants will be transported by shuttle to Publix Grocery at 1040 Forestville Road. The 2.3 mile run will begin at 9 a.m. at Publix and end at Walmart. Registration fee is $30 and includes a 2017 SONC Torch Run T-shirt. The registration fee will be waived for all public safety personnel, but donations will be accepted. For more information, to purchase a 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run T-shirt or hat or make a tax-deductible donation, contact Officer J. MCArthur at 919-5546150 or email@example.com.
The 37th Annual Meet in the Street festival returns to downtown Wake Forest at 10 a.m. o 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 6. Presented by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Chris Leith Automotive, Meet in the Street annually draws well over 30,000 people to downtown Wake Forest to enjoy many of the best artists and craftsmen in the area. This year’s festival will again include portions of South Taylor Street, South Brooks Street and South White Street. Visitors can browse at more than 200 arts and crafts vendors, indulge in their favorite festival foods from more than 20 food vendors and food trucks, and enjoy a variety of live entertainment. Two stages, the Performing Arts Stage in Town Hall’s Centennial Plaza and the Main Stage at the corner of White and Owen Streets in the vicinity of the Beer Garden, will showcase the best in regional talent. New this year is the Young Entrepreneur’s Fair. Located in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot at 350 S. White Street, the fair will feature more than 15 youth vendors age 9 to 14, with each selling handmade items they created. In addition, the popular Children’s Village, Bicycle Safety Fair, and fire truck exhibit will be back on Taylor Street. Meet in the Street is free and open to the public. For more information, including the complete entertainment schedule, parking information, an interactive map, and concession offerings, visit wakeforestnc.gov.
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Wake Forest Named One Of Safest in North Carolina
WF Parks Planning Public Hearing on Programming Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department hosts a public meeting concerning its specialized recreation programming at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 18. The meeting is at the Wake Forest Town Hall Ground Floor Meeting Room, 301 S. Brooks St., and light refreshments will be served. “The Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Resources Department is dedicated to meeting the needs of its citizens,” said Recreation Specialist Kelly Schurtz. “By meeting with area residents and soliciting their input, we hope to learn about new programs the community wants the Town to offer and find out how we can increase participation in our current initiatives.” For more information, contact Recreation Specialist Kelly Schurtz at 919-556-7093 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 919 Magazine
Wake Forest is one of the safest cities in North Carolina, according to a study by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. After analyzing the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report data to find the 50 safest cities in North Carolina, the council ranked Wake Forest 21st. “We are extremely pleased to learn of the NCHSS findings,” said Wake Forest Police Chief Jeff Leonard. “One of the primary objectives of our strategic plan is to enhance the sense of safety in Wake Forest. Our high ranking suggests our residents have good reason to feel safe. That’s a testament to not only our policing efforts but also to the cooperation of our residents and their commitment to a safe community.” Other Wake County cities and towns making the top 50 list were Holly Springs, 3; Cary, 7; Morrisville, 13; Rolesville, 17; and Garner, 41.
Six Sundays in Spring Concerts Set at Joyner The 2017 Six Sundays in Spring concert series is scheduled for six consecutive Sundays continues through June 4. Sponsored by Wake Forest ARTS, the free concerts begin at 5 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater in Wake Forest. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase or bring a picnic. Alcoholic beverages, smoking, and unleashed pets are prohibited. E. Carroll Joyner Park is located at 701 Harris Road. For more information, email info@WakeForestARTS.org.
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WCMS COLOR RUN
West Cary Middle School recently hosted its 1st Annual Color Run fundraiser, attracting more than 360 participants and 35 staff members. According to PTA Treasurer Kathy Cawley, the event raised over $3,000 to support new technology at the campus.
Brier Creek student Sam Sarver saved money for several months to purchase to fly to Orlando, FL for spring break and buy tickets to a longtime dream: Wrestlemania at Camping World Stadium. He was one of 76,000 fans attending.
LEAGUE CHAMPS The Timberwolves are league champions for the Wake County Parks and Recreation North Raleigh Division boys basketball (age 13-14). Coached by Alan Crews, the team competed at Brier Creek Community Center and had a 11-1 record.
MUSIC IN THE DISTRICT All ages continue to turn out for the Music in the District at Park West Village. The free live music series continues every Thursday through June.
MORRISVILLE CLEAN UP
WWC SPRING FLING Members of Wakefield Women’s Club on the annual Spring Fling, this year at North Carolina’s Shelton Winery.
Clean Up Day volunteers assemble for instructions at Morrisville Town Hall for the town’s Litter Sweep in April. ~ Photo Courtesy of
MAKE A WISH North Raleigh Resident Marina Lee (fourth from left), pictured with friends, recently celebrated another milestone as a three-year WISH Champion with Make A Wish Eastern North Carolina. 78
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7/4 Childrenâ€™s Independence Day Parade Line-up, 10 am; Start, 10:30 am N Main St & W Juniper Ave Downtown Wake Forest WFjuly4th@gmail.com wakeforestnc.gov
7/3 Town of Morrrisville Music, Food, Fireworks Music and food trucks begin; bring blankets, chairs, snacks (no glass, alcohol) Music begins at 6 pm; fireworks, dusk Free (but bring money for food) Morrisville Community Park 1520 Morrisville Pkwy Morrisville 919-463-7110 morrisvillenc.gov 7/3 Fireworks Spectacular Music by Band of Oz (beginning at 6:30 pm); fireworks at dusk; gates open at 5:30 pm; food available (cash only); alcohol prohibited Tickets, $5 (6-under free) Wake Forest High 420 W Stadium Dr, WF WFjuly4th@gmail.com wakeforestnc.gov
7/4 Arts & Games in the Park Arts and crafts, inflatables, police K9 demonstrations; fire trucks, more 11 am; all ages; free Holding Park 133 W Owen Ave, WF RH Forrest Field 123 W Owen Ave, WF WFjuly4th@gmail.com wakeforestnc.gov 7/4 Brier Creek Fireworks Vendors, food and more Brier Creek Commons 8161 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh shopbriercreekcommons.com 7/4 Morrisville July 4th Pancake Breakfast Pancakes, sausage and orange; served by the Morrisville Fire/Rescue Dept 8-9:45 am Presale: Adults, $4; under-12, $2 Day-of: Adults, $5; under-12, $3 MFRD Fire Station 1 200 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville morrisvillenc.gov
7/3 Independence Eve Celebration 6:30-9 pm Cary Arts Center 101 Dry Ave, Cary 919-469-4069 townofcary.org 7/4 Rolesville 4th of July Parade 4:30 pm; free Storage Drive up S Main St to the Rolesville ballfields rolesville4th.com
7/4 The â€˜Works July 4th on Fayetteville Street with live music, beer/wine tent, kids rides and games, street performers, eating contests, food and art vendors, more 12-11 pm; free Downtown Raleigh raleighconvention.com/works/ 7/4 Independence Day Celebration Sponsored by Durham Parks & Rec Game: 7:05 pm vs Charlotte Attend the game and enjoy fireworks Durham Bulls Athletic Park Durhambulls.com 7/4 July 4th Celebration Hosted by Knightdale Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services; music by Chairman of the Board; additional parking at KHS 5 pm (fireworks at 9:15 pm) Knightdale Station Park 810 N First Ave, Knightdale knghtdalenc.gov
7/4 Independence Day Olde Time Celebration 7 am-6 pm Fishing tournament, parade, contests, boat rentals, more Bond Park Boathouse 190 Bond Park Dr, Cary 919-469-4100 townofcary.org
7/4 Rolesville 4th of July Celebration Music, food, flag-raising, fireworks 5 pm; free Storage Drive up S Main St to the Rolesville ballfields rolesville4th.com 919 Magazine
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Index of Advertisers 919 Magazine....................................................................39, 78 Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital.............................................28 Bovenizer Orthodontics............................................................59 Brier Creek Orthodontics..........................................................10 Carolina Barre and Core...........................................................56 Catherine Davis Photography...................................................73 Children’s Orchard...................................................................63 Closets by Design............................................................ 5, 84NR European Wax Center...............................................................57 ENLIGN.......................................................................................7 Gormutt’s Bakery......................................................................38 Holding Oil...............................................................................75 International Preschool of Raleigh...........................................45 Law Office of Katie A Lawson...................................................67 Linda Craft and Team Realtors.............................. 2BC, 2NR, 2W Little Smiles Dental....................................................................8 Midas Fabrics............................................................................4 Mid-Carolina OBGYN................................................................75 Park West Village............................................................ 3, 84MV Pump it Up Raleigh..................................................................39 Reflections Dental............................................................... 83BC Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory...........................................43 Sir Walter Chevrolet....................................................................6 Springer America.....................................................................29 Tammarind.................................................................................9 Theatre in the Park................................................ 2MV, 51, 83NR Thompson and Thompson..................................................41, 55 Trali Irish Pub...........................................................................61 Triangle Ladies Power Lunch....................................................19 Trinity Academy............................................................... 47, 84W Warrior Tech.............................................................................19 Westgate Car Wash..................................................................56 Wet N Wild Emerald Pointe..................................69, 83 W, 84 BC Wood Play.................................................................................53
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RALEIGH AMERICA Raleigh-Durham Ranks TH METRO Ranks 11th in â€˜17 Forecast
Austin, TX, topped the annual listings by U.S. News & World Report. Raleigh-Durham also followed Denver; San Jose, CA; Washington, DC; Fayetteville, AR; and Seattle. Boston; Des Moines, Iowa; and Salt Lake City completed the top 10.
#8 RALEIGH RALEIGH BEST AMERICAN CITIES FOR YOUNG FAMILIES:
Charlotte ranked 14th.
SOURCE: U.S. News & World Report
Best City to Start a
Raleigh made the Top 10 Cities for Young Families list for 2017, according to a new analysis â€“ ahead of Anaheim, CA, and Minneapolis, MN.
Tampa, FL, topped the list, followed by Jersey City, NJ; Pittsburgh, PA; Boise, ID; Sacramento, CA; Arlington, TX; and Stamford, CT.
Raleigh ranks 6th in the U.S. as the best place for college graduates to start a career. Salt Lake City, UT, led the list, followed by Denver, CO; and Austin, TX.
FASTEST Growing U.S. City
Charlotte ranked 22nd on the list; Durham ranked 42nd; and Greensboro ranked 83rd. SOURCE: WalletHub
Raleigh Ranks Very High For Young Professionals
Raleigh was the ninth-fastest growing city in the U.S. last year, and Charlotte is tied for 13th, according to a new report. The rankings were based on projections of population and economic growth as well as unemployment rates and median income.
Raleigh is the third-best city in the nation for young professionals, according to a new report.
Austin, TX, topped the list, followed by San Francisco and Dallas.
San Francisco and the San Jose Metro Area topped the list. Dallas and Austin, TX, were just behind Raleigh.
SOURCE: Forbes magazine
SOURCE: Forbes magazine MAY/JUNE 2017
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Published on May 1, 2017
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