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The Magnificent Mile Race

The Magnificent Mile Race will be run to support the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation (SPF). The SPF’s primary purpose is to to fund research into the causes, therapies and cures for the upper motor neuron disorders hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) and primary lateral sclerosis (PLS). It also exists to raise awareness of their devastating effects. Some 92% […]

BugFest Today!

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This year’s theme: Spiders! Bugs galore on Jones Street, The Plaza, Edenton Street, and all four floors of the Museum! Here’s the list of activities: Enjoy the entertaining displays, exhibits and activities — both inside and outside the Museum. Learn about arthropods, which make up three-quarters of all animals on Earth, during fascinating presentations. Taste delectable dishes featuring creepy […]

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Larry’s Beans Giving Tours

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Larry’s Beans will be opening their doors for a FREE tour of their coffee house, and what sounds like some pretty unique features:  Tour Larry’s green-o-vated beanplant, including passive & active solarpower, Raleigh’s only B100 fueling station, worm composting, rainwater flush toilets, Diedrich roaster, and the Veggie Bus. Experience a coffee tasting with Chief Roaster Brad […]

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Going On Now: NYC FireFighters Benefit Concert

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Give To Live Guitar Studios is sponsoring the NYC FireFighters Benefit Concert Today from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM at the Southland Ballroom.  The tickets are $5.00, and all proceeds go to the Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation.  They are showcasing several bands, including: Boom! Jinx Tom Vold Man Cave Thunder & Lightning Hand of Fate […]

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We don’t know what they will be preparing, but we know that Frank Ferlo, the chef from Snickers’ favorite restaurant, The Big Easy will be competing with Elise Johnson (Cooking with Elise) to benefit the Meals on Wheels program of Wake County, and Wake Forest’s very own Mark Roberts will be the master of ceremonies. […]

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Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week

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In an effort to increase awareness and interest in downtown dining, the city of Raleigh is promoting Downtown Restaurant Week.  A week in which downtown dining establishments can offer their most tempting menu items for a reasonable fee.  All participating restaurants will be offering a flat rate of $20 or $30 (per person; price depends […]

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ArtSpace Looking for Interns

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ArtSpace in downtown Raleigh,  has an internship up for grabs, along with several volunteer opportunities: Event Support: Bartenders (wine, beer and soda) and food table monitoring during First Friday Gallery Walks. First Friday of every month, 2 available shifts: 5:45-8 p.m. or 8-10:15. Bring a friend to help out! Must be at least 21 years […]

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Water rate increase could go higher

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Water rate increase could go higher

First, it was the reduced demand for water that caused the Raleigh City Council to raise rates. Now the drop off in new growth may cause rates to go even higher. David Bracken of the N&O reported that towns like Wake Forest which merged their water systems with Raleigh’s aren’t able to meet their financial obligations and may have to tack more onto local bills.

Crisp said the towns will have to choose

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Two WF officers among those honored at memorial

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The law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty while serving in Wake County were honored yesterday at a new memorial in downtown Raleigh. Among those were two officers from the Wake Forest Police Department.

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