Packapalooza 2015 in Pictures

20150822_180712I took the family to explore another Packapalooza—an event that closes off the major portions of Hillsborough Street to welcome back students and invite the surrounding communities to see the latest an greatest NC State has to offer. Students can checkout clubs and other social opportunities while there are games, food, and entertainment for all. Continue reading

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Packapalooza returns to Hillsborough Street

Guest post by David Dean

00018Thousands of students, fans, and alumni of NC State are expected to cram Hillsborough Street for the fourth annual Packapalooza block party. The family-friendly and free event will be held on Saturday, August 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Hillsborough Street will be filled with more than 200 vendors in zones focusing on art, sustainability, college life, and autograph signings by the NC State men’s basketball and football teams, among others. Continue reading

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Second Annual Women for Success Lift Benefit

Guest post by Meredith Archie

WFS-logo-tealCome out and have a great time while donating to a worthy cause at the Women for Success Lift Benefit!  The second annual Lift Benefit will raise money for Dress for Success Triangle to help “lift” local women out of poverty and into self-sufficiency by providing them the clothing, resources, and training they need to gain and maintain employment. Continue reading

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Wake County Transit Choices Report & Survey

wake_county_transitAt the beginning of January, the City of Raleigh appointed me to a 70+ person task force to review the Wake County Transit Plan. I’d like to share some important information that will help shape the future of transit in Wake County that warrants your attention.

If you take one action as a result of this post, please take the Transit Choices survey. Want more details about the planning? Continue on… Continue reading

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Fortify Raleigh Phase 2 Has Started

go_triangleOn January 1, 2015 phase two of the NCDOT Fortify Raleigh project began, impacting the section of I-40 between the I-40/440 split to the east and the US 1 and Highway 64 intersection to the west with reduced lanes in each direction. The lane closures will start in January and are planned to go through the end of 2016. Continue reading

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Turkey in the Brawl Food Truck Rodeo

GOUGE_Nov22Rebus Works and Gouge Wrestling presents: Turkey in the brawl night 1 at the Raleigh Brewing Company—A food truck rodeo with entertainment by Gouge Wrestling. Continue reading

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Fashion and Fundraising for a Good Cause

Guest post by Kaitlin Throgmorton

Activate Good's 4th Annual Couture for a Cause Fashion ShowOn November 15, Activate Good’s 6th Annual Couture for a Cause Fashion Show Fundraiser will be held at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh, with all proceeds benefiting Activate Good, whose mission is to activate volunteers to help charitable causes in our local community. For the fundraiser, local designers pair with nonprofit partners to create outfits inspired by their missions. Continue reading

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Three Open Data Teams Compete For NC DataPalooza Crown

ncdatajamNC DataPalooza is an open data competition that began at Triangle Startup Weekend: Health DataJam in May of this year. With a focus on health innovation, open data is used to develop applications and solutions that catalyze positive community and economic impact. The final milestone of the competition is happening next week at Red Hat Tower in Downtown Raleigh when three teams will compete for the crown and present their final pitches. Continue reading

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The Home stretch for Sierra Lineberry Park Planning

Guest post Matthew Keough (City of Raleigh)

Sierra-Lineberry Park Concepts

Sierra-Lineberry Park Concepts

The Sierra Lineberry master park plan is ready for public review and the final meetings with City Council and the Parks and Rec board have been scheduled.

The proposed master park plan is now available for public review, comment, and approval. Continue reading

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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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