Rock And Roll Marathon Staged for Sunday: Traffic Impacts and Road Closures

rock_and_roll_route_2014The 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, April 13 and is expecting over 12,000 runners. Raleigh residents living within a quarter-mile of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon routes should have received a door hanger containing road closure information for race day. The door hangers include road closures, alternate routes, access notes, and a course map. Continue reading

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Rolling in Raleigh: Oaks and Spokes 2014 Festival

oak_spokes_logoOaks & Spokes is a collaborative effort to grow bicycling community and culture in Raleigh. They support bicycling as a viable mode of transportation and intend to leave a lingering impact through outreach, collaboration, and making real change within our city. Their 2014 festival kicked-off on First Friday.

A flurry of activity happened over the weekend that started rolling on First Friday. There was a “Raleigh Bikes Art Show” at the Benelux Cafe and a Bike First Friday Ride that wheeled off at the NC State Belltower. On Saturday, WESA Cat, an adventurous scavenger hunt bike race, commonly known as an alleycat, took cyclist on a 10 mile hunt around Raleigh. Then Oaks and Spokes wrapped up the weekend with a Triangle Tweed Ride on Sunday afternoon at the Benelux Cafe. Continue reading

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Future Sierra/Lineberry Park Public Workshop #2

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Come see the future park at a workshop scheduled for Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Carolina Pines park. You will have the opportunity to receive an update on the project and provide input on the initial ideas for the park. City staff and members from the Citizen Planning Committee will be on available to answer questions. There are two ways for citizens to participate: Continue reading

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Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst Recipient of William C. Friday Award

Guest post by NC State Park Scholarships

hunt_library_02North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Class of 2014 will present the 15th annual William C. Friday Award to Mr. Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise software.

The award will be presented on Wednesday, March 26 from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Hunt Auditorium of the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library on Centennial Campus at North Carolina State University. The award presentation will be followed by a lecture from Mr. Whitehurst on education, open source technologies, and leadership. The event is open to the public. Continue reading

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Raleigh Brewing Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary

raleigh_brewing_01I’d been meaning to do an interview with the good folks at Raleigh Brewing Company for a while, but I haven’t had the time to check out their taproom and explore their business in Southwest Raleigh. So instead, my family and I stumbled upon the Raleigh Brewing one-year anniversary this past weekend. And it was awesome. Continue reading

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Rising up for the View: Above the Oaks

Guest post by Mike Ingram

Rhat is the Murturm Nature Observation Tower in Austria. Each tower has the opportunity to be a piece of public art and focal point for each neighborhood.

That is the Murturm Nature Observation Tower in Austria.
Each tower has the opportunity to be a piece of public art and focal point for each neighborhood.

Nothing makes a city or region more unique than its geography and topography—and its not unusual for these elements to become the focus–or identity–of an area.

Western North Carolina: the Blue Ridge Mountains.
North Carolina coast: the beach.
San Antonio: the Riverwalk.
Denver: the Rocky Mountains.
Boston: the Harbor.
Raleigh: ??? Continue reading

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Could Tryon Road Widening Offer Relief to Fortify Raleigh Project?

Tryon Road Project

Tryon Road Project

The City of Raleigh announced last month that it has authorized an agreement with NCDOT for the final widening phase of Tryon Road from Lake Wheeler Road to South Saunders Street. This is the stretch of Tryon Road near the RGA golf course and the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, east, to South Saunders Street near the Renaissance Park neighbohood. The project comes at a time when the I-40 Fortify Raleigh project could have major traffic impacts in Southwest Raleigh. has been following this story for a while, patiently waiting for funding and priorities to make their way through the process. We got a chance to catch up with Eric Lamb, from the City of Raleigh Transportation Planning office and Dennis Jernigan, from the NCDOT Division 5 Office to ask a few questions about this project. Continue reading

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Summer Art Camps at Rebus Works

rebusworks-logoThree Summer Art Camps are coming to Rebus Works this summer: July 7 through July 25, 2014 for ages 7-12.

This three-week series of art projects is designed as an exploration of self, nature, and the city in which we live. The art activities are a mixture of traditional and new, and the results are limited only by one’s imagination. Each day is divided into two, 3-hour sessions divided by an hour for lunch and stretching. Continue reading

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A Southern Shopping Spree Visits Downtown Raleigh

Let's Shop LocalGuest post by Anne Stewart

Handmade vendors, local businesses, and direct sales are coming to the Raleigh Convention Center on March 8, 2014.  ‘A Southern Shopping Spree’ presented by Let’s Shop Local, will be giving away 200 Let’s Shop Local reusable totes at the door to the first 200 shoppers. Continue reading

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Centennial Campus: Luxury Apartments and Golf Clubhouse Now Open

cent_campus_connectionsGuest post by Gene Pinder

In this update from Centennial Campus, the new Greens at Centennial Campus, a luxury apartment complex opens, the Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse and restaurant is now open to the public, and more news. Continue reading

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