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Town Needs Resident Input on Ailey Young House Restoration

The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission will host a public forum on the Ailey Young House on Wednesday, March 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. The forum will be held at the beginning of the HPC’s regular monthly meeting in the ground floor meeting room of the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. [...]

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‘Our Town’ Newsletter Now E-mail Only

Like many things, the town’s newsletter is going electronic-only soon. The “Our Town” bi-monthly newsletter produced by the town is printed in color glossy and mailed via USPS to every postal customer in the 27587 ZIP code (and beyond). This is a costly process. So, the March/April newsletter will be the last to arrive in [...]

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You, Too, Can Be A Lorax and Speak for the Trees

The Lorax spoke for the Truffula Trees. He warned the Once-ler not to cut down all the trees to make thneeds. He urged caution and begged the Once-ler to plant more trees. Your chance to speak for the trees is Saturday. Follow the Lorax’s wishes and plant one of the town’s free tree seedlings someplace. [...]

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Residents Can Help Shape The Future Development of Wake Forest

Anyone who has an opinion on the future development and land use in Wake Forest might want to participate in one of three meetings the town is planning. On March 1, the town will conduct three meetings, at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., to gather resident input on a document called the Unified [...]

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Road Construction to Resume With Spring Season

Wake Forest’s road rehabilitation and resurfacing project resumes this week after being postponed for several months due to cold temperatures and seasonal conditions. The initiative includes full depth patching, roadway repairs, and repaving. Over the next several weeks, Barnhill Contracting Company will perform work on the following streets: Berwick Court Drogheda Place Haywicke Place Carmel [...]

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Here’s Why Your Tap Water Smells Like Chlorine

Have you noticed an odor of chlorine coming from the tap this week, especially when running the bath faucet? The City of Raleigh, which provides water to many Wake Forest residents, stopped adding ammonia to the water as part of the disinfecting process, as required by federal law. But it won’t last long because the [...]

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Town of Wake Forest Releases App for iPhone and Android

Wake Forest Town Hall has gone mobile. Well, the LEED-certified building is staying put, but residents can now access the town’s services using their web-enabled smartphones. Yesterday, the town released a powerful and user-friendly app for the iPhone and Android smartphone platforms (sorry Blackberry users). The app is very easy to download. It can be [...]

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‘This Place Matters’ Deadline Extended

There’s more time to submit your photos of places around Wake Forest that matter to you. The Town of Wake Forest has extended its “This Place Matters” campaign until March 2 after the overwhelming success of the program. Residents have submitted dozens of photos of locations around town with descriptions of why each place matters [...]

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Traffic Alert: E. Juniper Ave Closed Feb. 1

The Town of Wake Forest will close the portion of East Juniper Avenue between 6th Street and 7th Street on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while crews install a storm drain pipe. Detour signs and flaggers will direct traffic around the work area. Motorists are encouraged to take the signed detour [...]

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The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department will host a special open house on Friday, Jan. 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St. Area residents are invited to attend and meet parks and recreation staff and class instructors who will be on hand to provide information [...]

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