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TheWelcomeMat RDU International Capping 15 years of Growth
There is a universal response from passengers who approach RaleighDurham International Airport for the first time. “I’m from Southern California and the beach, so when we flew in we had never seen so much greenery,” said Mindy Hamlin, the spokeswoman for the Morrisville-based airport. “It is a calming experience. We hear that from so many people, that it is so beautiful.” That’s the view from 5,000 feet. On the ground, the airport will cap 15 years of construction in early March with the opening of Terminal 1, which has often been referred to as the Big Blue Box.
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By DavE Droschak PHOTOS COURTESY OF Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority, www.rdu.com
2 1. RDU sign along John Brantley Boulevard. 2. Planes parked at Terminal 2, Concourse D. 3. Terminal 2 security checkpoint entrance.
The hammering will stop this spring, creating an opportunity for those involved in the planning to sit back for the first time in more than a decade and admire what has been a virtual whirlwind of upgrades to an airport community filled with anxiety and trepidation when American Airlines moved its Southeast hub out of the area in 1994. “Our former airport director (John Brantley) says the AA hub was one of the best things that happened to us and is often perceived as one of the worst things to happen to us,” Hamlin said. “But it actually turned out to be a good thing. They put us on the map … but it also coincided with tremendous growth in the region. So when American de-hubbed it became very clear that the demand for air service was still here.” At the time, the Air Service Development Team embarked on a sales pitch for the airport and the area, convincing airlines that demand remained strong in one of the nation’s most desirable places to live, and where Morrisville and its surrounding business community was thriving.
“So we saw tremendous growth,” Hamlin said. “And in 1999 when Southwest Airlines came on board it changed the playing field even more, giving us even more competition with a low-fare carrier. It allowed us to emerge from being a hub to having nine airlines that offer service with very competitive prices.” Airport traffic peaked in 2007 at just more than 10 million passengers, then the economic downturn hit. Still, RDU International has hovered around 9 milllion-9.2 million passengers per year. “This is not unique to RDU,” Hamlin said. “Travel is down, airlines are merging and they want to be profitable, so they are cutting seat capacity.” However, in 2012 United Airlines added non-stop service to San Francisco and Delta Airlines increased its service to LAX. “We’re seeing some much-needed additions,” Hamlin said. And renovations. For the old timers, there are no longer Terminals A, B and C, but Terminal 1, which is nearing the end of a $68 million facelift, and Terminal 2, which was completed caryliving.com | 19
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reason shoppers buy gift cards is because they allow the recipient to select their own gift.
By the year 2015, gift cards are expected to deliver
billion is the top purchase occasion for gift cards, followed by birthdays and Mother’s Day.
Leave the Shopping to your loved ones!
The Spa at Miller-Motte College
Dust and Mop Locally-owned house cleaning service. A perfect holiday gift for one-time, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly services. Ask about our gift cards and our Ahhh…Package, cleaning service for 12 months.
Give the gift of transformation! Our gift cards can be purchased in any denomination. Services are performed by students while industry professionals ensure the quality of your experience.
The Spa at Pinehurst There’s nothing like the gift of relaxation! Treat the one you love to The Spa at Pinehurst, a haven for tranquility in the Sandhills of North Carolina. Gift cards are available at ShopPinehurst.com or call 800-487-4653.
Waves of Change A customized hypnosis session is the perfect gift to jump-start a New Year’s resolution. Weight loss, smoking cessation, stress management and more! $125 The WELL Being Gandharva Massage – 75 minutes – $90. The ultimate meditative experience in massage therapy. The treatment begins with a full body massage using soothing warm oils to melt away holiday stress. Energy balancing and gentle pressure point stimulation with aroma-therapy follow. Add steam sauna therapy for just $20.
Chef Mario Chef prepared dinners for a week from Chef Mario’s, Inc! Two-person packages start at just $185. Scruffy Duck Full Service Car Wash and Detail Center Keep your car clean and shiny with a gift card from us. For the retired grandparents who don’t have time to wash their cars, to the college kid that comes home with their dirty laundry and car, a car wash or detail gift card is a great stocking stuffer. Available in any amount. The Cabinet Lady Never mind the diamonds. What she really wants is a new kitchen. Gift certificates available in any amount.
ENTERTAINMENT Sandhills Children’s Center Dance among the 17th Annual Festival of Trees,
FOOD Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
enjoying hearty hors d’oeuvres and a host bar at the Snow Ball! The event will be held on Friday, November 22nd from 7-10pm. Tickets are $100.
Firebirds’ gift cards are the perfect gift this holiday season! Order now at www.firebirdsrestaurants.com/ fb/giftcards. We are a classic American restaurant known for our authentic wood fired entrees infused with bold flavors, fresh herbs and spices.
Another Broken Egg Cafe It’s that busy time of year, the holidays are here! Add a little pep to someone’s morning with a gift certificate from Another Broken Egg Cafe.
TRAVEL Blockade Runner Beach Resort We offer rendezvous packages starting at $99 a night. Enjoy ocean-front accommodations, award-winning prix fixe dinner for two, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, and breakfast each morning.
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On the same day, In all the States By Kate Turgeon
Sarah Hale and Thanksgiving Did you ever unwittingly name your child after a great American whose name you had never even heard? Yeah, me neither. Okay, maybe I did. When our daughter was born my husband and I decided on the name Sara-Hale, Sara for his grandmother and Hale for my grandparents. It’s one of those double names that Southerners and people who want to really pack a punch into a first name are fond of. When our Sara-Hale was about five years old a friend gave us a children’s book titled “Thank you, Sarah.” The friend, who stumbled onto the book in a store, mentioned how neat it was that we named our daughter after the woman who, get this, saved Thanksgiving. Until then I thought pilgrims, Native Americans and large boats were responsible. After all,
Thanksgiving had been a holiday since that famous harvest feast in 1621, right? Wrong. We read the book and discovered that Sarah Hale (first name Sarah, last name Hale) was responsible for lobbying to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. The daughter of a disabled Revolutionary War veteran, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale was a mother of five, a widow and a writer, too. She began her professional career as editor of Ladies Magazine, a journal published in Boston by the Rev. John Blake and later published by Louis Antoine Godey under the name Lady’s Book. As history tells it, she was the first female magazine editor. And she made her mark on American history by writing. caryliving.com | 37
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NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2013
Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed Through January 20, 2014 North Carolina Museum of Art | Raleigh www.ncartmuseum.org
Fall Craft Fair November 2 | 8am-12pm Western Wake Farmers’ Market | Cary www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org
Grand Opening November 9 | 10am-6pm Finley’s Boutique | Waverly Place | Cary www.facebook.com/finleys.nc
Masterworks from the Chrysler Museum Through February 7, 2014 North Carolina Museum of Art | Raleigh www.ncartmuseum.org
K-5 Information Mornings for Prospective Parents November 5, 25 | 9:15-11am December 3, 9, 16 | 9:15-11am The Raleigh School | www.raleighschool.org
11th Annual Holiday Open House November 10 | 10am-5pm Swagger Gifts | 2425 Kildaire Farm Road, Ste. 503 | Cary | www.swaggergifts.com
Whisk Grand Opening November 1-2 | 10am November 3 | 12pm Waverly Place Shopping Center | Cary www.whiskcarolina.com
Fundraiser Sale at The Green Chair Project – PREVIEW NIGHT November 7 | The Green Chair Project Raleigh | www.thegreenchair.org
Dining After Dark – Porsche: Hot Wheels November 1 | 6:30pm North Carolina Museum of Art | Raleigh www.ncartmuseum.org Preschool Information Sessions for Prospective Parents November 1, 15; Dececember 6, 13 | 9-10:15am November 5, 19; December 3, 10 | 1-2:15pm The Raleigh School | www.raleighschool.org 2nd Annual Winter Wonders Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair November 2 | 9am-3pm Middle Creek High School Commons Apex | www.mchs-ptsa.com Christmas open house November 2, 3 | The Perfect Piece 212 E. Chatham Street | Cary www.theperfectpiececary.com 11th Annual Holiday Open House November 2 | The Garden Hut | 1004 Old Honeycutt Road | Fuquay-Varina www.NelsasGardenHut.com
Admissions Open House November 7 | 7pm | St. David’s School Raleigh | www.sdsw.org Holiday Open House Preview Night November 7 | 6-9pm Swagger Gifts | Lochmere Pavilion 2425 Kildaire Farm Road, Ste. 503 Cary | www.swaggergifts.com Western Wake Artists’ Studio Tour November 8-10 | www.wwast.org Fundraiser Sale at The Green Chair Project – OPEN TO the PUBLIC November 8 | 10am-5pm November 9-10 | 1-5pm The Green Chair Project | Raleigh www.thegreenchair.org Christmas Open House November 8-9 | Southern Charm Boutique 5261 Sunset Lake Road | Holly Springs www.designsbysoutherncharm.com Art in the Evening November 8, 15, 22, 29 5:30-8:30pm | North Carolina Museum of Art | Raleigh www.ncartmuseum.org Bowl-A-Thon November 9 | 10am-12pm Buffalo Hill Lanes | 151 High House Road Cary | www.mariposaschool.org
Jani-King Fall Golf Classic November 11 | 8am (check-in) Governors Club Golf Course | 11000 Governors Drive | Chapel Hill | www.morrisvillechamber.org Ghost the musical November 12-17 | Durham Performing Arts Center | Durham | www.DPACnc.com Downtown Cary Holiday Open House November 14 | 5-8pm | Downtown Cary Shops 7th Annual Beaujolais Wine Celebration November 15 | 6:30-9:30pm | The Matthews House | Cary | bn2013.eventbrite.com cash for christmas November 15-December 11 Downtown Fuquay-Varina www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com Carol Stein’s Gardeners Forum “Herbal Gifts from the Kitchen Garden” November 16 | 11am The Garden Hut | 1004 Old Honeycutt Road Fuquay-Varina | www.NelsasGardenHut.com 1st Anniversary Party November 16 | 10am-6pm Elizabeth’s Home & Garden Shop 127 W. Chatham Street | Cary www.elizabethshomeandgarden.com group tour and information session (Pre-K and Kindergarten) November 20 | 9:30am | St. David’s School Raleigh | www.sdsw.org Classic Cars, Classic Cocktails November 20 | 7pm North Carolina Museum of Art | Raleigh www.ncartmuseum.org WBON Annual Fundraiser Event November 20 | 6:30pm Bien Venue | 1402 East Williams Street Apex | www.WBON-Cary.org
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ron white November 22 | 7 & 9:30pm Durham Performing Arts Center | Durham www.DPACnc.com
Girls Shopping Night Out December 5 | 4-7pm | Southern Charm Boutique | 5261 Sunset Lake Road | Holly Springs | www.designsbysoutherncharm.com
natalie cole December 10 | 7:30pm Durham Performing Arts Center | Durham www.DPACnc.com
12th Annual Collectors Gala November 23 | 6pm Artspace | Raleigh | www.artspacenc.org
Ladies’ Night December 5 | 6-8pm The Garden Hut | 1004 Old Honeycutt Road Fuquay-Varina | www.NelsasGardenHut.com
WBON – Networking, Lunch and Speaker December 11 | 11:30pm | Prestonwood Country Club | Cary | www.WBON-Cary.org
Fourth Annual “Country for Kids” Concert November 23 | 7pm Durham Performing Arts Center | Durham www.DPACnc.com Holiday Festival November 23 | 9am-4pm | UnVined Wine Bar & Tapas | 201 W. Chatham Street, Suite 103 Cary | www.UnVinedCary.com Pops in the Intimate Afternoon (with Erik Dyke and Friends) November 24 | 4pm The Page-Walker Arts and History Center | Cary www.friendsofpagewalker.org Pre-Thanksgiving Market November 26 | 2-5pm Western Wake Farmers’ Market | Cary www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org Michael McDonald December 1 | 7pm Durham Performing Arts Center | Durham www.DPACnc.com Wreath Class December 2 | 6-7:30pm The Garden Hut | 1004 Old Honeycutt Road Fuquay-Varina | www.NelsasGardenHut.com Bow Class December 3 | 6-8pm The Garden Hut | 1004 Old Honeycutt Road Fuquay-Varina | www.NelsasGardenHut.com How the Grinch Stole Christmas December 3-8 | Durham Performing Arts Center Durham | www.DPACnc.com group tour and information session (Middle and Upper School) December 4 | 9:30am St. David’s School | Raleigh | www.sdsw.org
11th annual Holiday Shoppe December 5 | 9:30am-5pm December 6 | 10am-5pm & 6:30-9pm December 7 | 10am-4pm Cary Academy | Cary www.caryacademy.org/holidayshoppe Downtown Sleigh Rides December 5 | Downtown Fuquay-Varina www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com town tree lighting December 5 | Downtown Fuquay-Varina www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com Information Evening for K-5 Prospective Parents December 5 | 7-9pm The Raleigh School | www.raleighschool.org fall concert December 6 | 7-9pm December 7 | 2-4pm Saint Mary’s School | 900 Hillsborough Street Raleigh | www.sms.edu 33rd annual holiday Lighting O’ the Grove December 8 | 7pm | Saint Mary’s School 900 Hillsborough Street | Raleigh | www.sms.edu Cary Community Choir’s 43rd Annual Presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” December 8 | 7:30pm | Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church | 200 High Meadow Drive Cary | www.carycommunitychoir.org The Cary Community Choir – Messiah December 8 | 7:30pm Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church | Cary www.carycommunitychoir.org chamber christmas parade December 8 | Downtown Fuquay-Varina www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com
Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker December 14-15 Durham Performing Arts Center | Durham www.DPACnc.com Raleigh Boychoir’s Millennium Chorus December 15 | 4pm The Page-Walker Arts and History Center | Cary www.friendsofpagewalker.org Winter Chorus Concert December 19 | 7pm Holly Springs High School | 5329 Cass Holt Road | firstname.lastname@example.org Guys’ Night December 19 | 6-8pm The Garden Hut | 1004 Old Honeycutt Road Fuquay-Varina | www.NelsasGardenHut.com A Very Cary Christmas December 19-20 | 7pm December 21 | 2pm & 7pm Cary Arts Center | www.caryballet.com Cary Ballet Company and The 3D Project present A Very Cary Christmas December 19 & 20 | 7pm December 21 | 2pm & 7pm | Cary Arts Center 101 Dry Avenue | www.caryballet.com A Christmas Carol December 19-22 | Durham Performing Arts Center | Durham | www.DPACnc.com Holiday Party December 21 | 8:30-11:30pm | UnVined Wine Bar & Tapas | 201 W. Chatham Street, Suite 103 | Cary | www.UnVinedCary.com New Year’s Eve Party December 31 | 9pm-1am | UnVined Wine Bar & Tapas | 201 W. Chatham Street, Suite 103 Cary | www.UnVinedCary.com
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ANNUAL DOG DAY IN the PARK
3rd Annual APEX JAZZ FESTIVAL
WAVERLY ARTISTS GROUP OPEN HOUSE
3rd annual DOWNTOWN BOUNTY
Dog Day in the Park is an annual event hosted by Doggie Village and the Holly Springs Parks & Recreation Department. On September 21st, this year’s dogs and their people had fun at the newly opened Suggs Farm Park, a sprawling farm located behind Womble Park. More than 20 vendors participated.
On September 27th the Waverly Artists Group held its monthly open house. The open house featured many new pieces of work and a “world” selection of hors d’oeuvre and great music. Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery is located at 302 Colonades Way, Suite 209 in Cary.
Live music fans in the Triangle enjoyed the 3rd Annual Apex Jazz Festival on September 21st in Downtown Apex. Some of the area’s top jazz and blues acts performed on 11 stages. This pub-crawl event has become a favorite for area jazz, blues, and live music fans.
On September 14th the 3rd Annual “Downtown Bounty” got underway in Fuquay-Varina downtown. Local farmers, restaurants, civic groups, churches and downtown merchants came together to celebrate a day of Downtown Bounty in the historic Varina shopping district. Four Oaks Bank received Best Presentation for Brunswick Stew Cook-off during the event.
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