What to DO this Week in SouthWestRaleigh

Wondering what to get up to this week? Check out these SWR picks! Packapalooza - Saturday, 8/19 Packapalooza is an all-day block party and street festival capping off Wolfpack Welcome Week at the start of the academic year. The event has...

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Museum Month: The NC Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh 27607 Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday 10am-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. The North Carolina Museum of Art is a truly amazing resource that boasts world-class collections and events that connect visitors to a range of art...

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Museum Month: NC Museum of Natural Sciences

11 West Jones Street, Raleigh 27601 Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am -5pm, Sunday: 12 – 5pm. The NC Museum of Natural Sciences was founded in 1887 by decree of the NC General Assembly to “illustrate the…natural history of the state” It has been doing just that for 130...

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What to DO in SouthWestRaleigh this Weekend

Wondering what to get up to this weekend? Check out some of the great stuff going on in SouthWestRaleigh! A Night at the City of Raleigh Museum Sir Walter Raleigh is teaming  up with Sammy the Squirrel – the City of Raleigh Museum mascot – to...

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Museum Month: City of Raleigh Museum

City of Raleigh Museum 220 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh 27610 Hours: Tuesday- Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM, Sunday: 1 - 4:00 PM. Located in the historic Briggs Hardware building in the heart of downtown, The City of Raleigh Museum reflects a time continuum of the capital...

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Well Fed and Community Grown

By Clodagh Bastian - Raleigh’s Irregardless Café has been a staple on West Morgan Street since 1975. Innovative from its inception, the popular restaurant was the first in town to offer good vegetarian food and nightly live music. It’s now continuing that pioneering...

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From Boys to Men: A Homecoming in Method

By Clodagh Bastian - I pulled into the parking lot on Raleigh’s west side on one of the coldest mornings this year. A small cluster of people stood waiting while several men set up a row of folding tables. As I approached, I was greeted by one of them: John Goode,...

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Visioning Raleigh’s Southern Gateway

By Anthony McLeod - Entering Raleigh from the Southern Gateway gives one of the most picturesque views of our iconic downtown skyline and sets the stage for many travelers that are coming to the city on a daily basis or for the first time. The most heavily trafficked...

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A New Life for Historic Oberlin Village Homes?

By Ann Sides - Two reconstruction-era homes along Oberlin Road may be restored and re-purposed as offices for Preservation North Carolina (PNC).  It’s a project warmly supported by the surrounding community.  However, further progress awaits a City of Raleigh decision...

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Raleigh City-Citizen Dialog Under Review

By Clodagh Bastian - What does citizen engagement mean? What forms does it take? How can it be inclusive and responsive? What roles do city council, staff and citizens play? Should information flow be primarily city-driven or two/multi-directional? Are all topics...

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Release Your Inner Thespian at Raleigh Little Theatre

By Kathleen Rudolph - Drama classes have started again at RLT and the building is bursting with energy!  Why take a drama class you ask?  Well, why not? Have you always wanted to be an actor?  Have you wondered what it is like to perform on a stage?  Were you an actor...

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Open Source 101 debuts at NC State’s McKimmon Center

By Jason Hibbets - If you are interested in exploring what the world of open source has to offer or seeing what the professional technology environment will look like in the future, then mark your calendar for Saturday, February 4, 2017. Open Source 101 is a one-day...

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Remnants of Fall: Raleigh’s Last Leaf Pick-Up

-By Ann Sides If you see a big municipal truck with a long, tubular snout crawling along the street gutters, don’t be surprised. Raleigh’s leaf collection trucks are beginning their second –and final—seasonal cleanup of loose leaf piles in our neighborhoods. The job...

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SouthWestRaleigh Real Estate

SouthWestRaleigh Real Estate   Raleigh’s population has mushroomed over the last few years, making us the third fastest growing metro region in the country (TBJ). New construction, infill, and growing density requirements are reshaping the real estate market across...

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Photography with Friends

Have you ever wished you had someone to help you build your photography skills and give pointers on the ins and outs of image capture? Wish no more! The Capital City Camera Club brings amateur and semi-professional photographers together to share their work and help...

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Raleigh Little Theatre Costume Sale is Here!

A big fluffy dog?  A 16th century ball attendee?  A witch or a zombie?  What will YOU be this year for Halloween?  Well, here's your chance to make your choice!  The Raleigh Little Theatre biennial costume sale will take place on Saturday, October 15th from 10-2 (rain...

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New Tryon Road Bridge Opens This Weekend

By Anthony McLeod On Febraury 27th the Renaissance Park Neighborhood Association hosted a panel discussion on the future of Tryon Road where the NCDOT announced the opening of the new bridge by March 6, 2016. After years of advocating for the updated road we're...

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