Indulge in Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week

drrwIt’s that time of year to explore new restaurants in Downtown Raleigh or visit an old favorite. Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week kicked off on Monday, August 18 and wraps up on Sunday, August 24, 2014 and there are more than 40 restaurants participating. And we know that you’re already taking pictures of your food so be sure to check out the #MYDRRW Instagram contest paired up with Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Continue reading

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CompostNow Expands from Homes to Restaurants and Offices

Compost_NowHere are some numbers for you. 240,000 pounds of food scraps diverted from the land fill. 120,000 pounds of soil. 8 cities. And one small start-up in Raleigh is making those numbers possible. We previously talked with CompostNow back in 2011 when they were just getting started and running a successful crowdfunding campaign.

I recently caught up with CompostNow Co-Founder & CEO, Justin Senkbeil, to get the latest scoop on how they’ve expanded, what the market looks like for them, and the positive impact they are having on the community. Oh, and they won a national award, which is a testament to the work their doing for the Raleigh community and beyond. Continue reading

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The Density Debate on Hillsborough Street Development

Z-2-2014Guest post by David Novak, Clodagh Bastian, and Sallie Ricks on behalf of University Park Homeowners Association Board of Directors

There has been recent discussion about a proposed new project on Hillsborough Street. This brief summary of the rezoning case is intended to give an overview of the details and share the information with you. We hope you find it helpful. Continue reading

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Karate Open House at Raleigh’s Carolina Pines

Carolina Pines Karate with Bill TracyWant to learn some Martial Arts? Come to an introductory class on July 22, 2014 at Carolina Pines Community Center, at 2305 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh NC, 27603.

Both instructors have 12 and a half years experience in Wado-Ryu karate and have been teaching for about 6 years. We’re also members of the US Eastern Wado-Ryu Federation. In this class, you’ll learn some basic stances and blocks, as well as some good warm-up and balance techniques. Plus, see a demonstration by the instructors and advanced students. Come dressed in comfortable workout clothes. Continue reading

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Help SPARKcon Meet Their Crowdfunding Goal

sparkcon_0037SPARKcon is an open source, for-the-people by-the-people festival. During a four day span each September, SPARKcon activates the creative momentum of the NC Triangle in Downtown Raleigh. But the time is now to help donate and show your early support for creativity in the Triangle. You could score stickers, t-shirts, or VIP seating by donating to the SPARKcon IndieGogo campaign. The campaign ends on July 15, so you only have a few days to make it happen. Continue reading

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North America’s Premier Innovation Destination: Centennial Campus

hunt_library_50Check out this new video about Centennial Campus that includes highlights from when it started in 1984 and where it’s at today, to where it’s going tomorrow.

Centennial Campus is the crown jewel of NC State University with 4,000,000 square feet of developed space, more than $1B in infrastructure development, and over 11,000 residents during the academic year. Watch more: Continue reading

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Raleigh Brewing hosts Gouge Wrestling and Food Trucks

Honey, I Suplexed the KidsHoney, I Suplexed the Kids

The thought of no Food Trucks Rodeos with GOUGE Wrestling got you down? Well, turn that frown upside down because Rebus Works and GOUGE presents Honey, I Suplexed the Kids on June 28, 2014 at Raleigh Brewing Company from 5:00-9:00 pm.

This is an event that took place many times at Rebus Works Continue reading

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June Food Truck Rodeo in Pictures

DTR-ftr_06082014_09Hats off to another successful food truck rodeo in Downtown Raleigh. It draws a crowd. A crowd ready to spend money. And if the lines are too long, those attracted downtown to the food trucks will trickle into the brick and mortar restaurants. The Big Easy, Buku, and Raleigh Times looked busy for a Sunday afternoon. Continue reading

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NC Devcon Call for Speakers

ncdevcon-logoAre you ready to talk technology? Web, mobile, JavaScript, ColdFusion, and more. Then it’s time to get ready for NC Devcon 2014 conference.

The event will be held September 13-14, 2014 on the Centennial Campus of NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. But that’s a few months away. It time to start thinking about submitting your talk. Continue reading

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Sierra-Lineberry Park Concept Revealed at Public Workshop

Guest post Matthew Keough (City of Raleigh)

Sierra-Lineberry Park Concepts

Sierra-Lineberry Park Concepts

After nearly a year of study and public facilitation, a Preferred Park Plan Concept is to be revealed at the upcoming Sierra Lineberry Park Master Plan Public Workshop on May 20, 2014.

At their most recent meeting, the Citizen Planning Committee evaluated various park concepts and the public input gathered to date, coming to consensus on a Park Plan Concept as well as desired Outcome Measures for the future park. Continue reading

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