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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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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