Wednesday, October 31, 2007

It's Halloween!


A little history of Halloween!
(thanks Matt!)

In tonight news:
What’s happening tonight
More places to go
And a new website I’ve never seen…

In Downtown things:
An interesting, though less than flattering opinion on Bloomsbury Estates
A neat history of Raleigh and the Glenwood South area [a bit heavy on the words, but interesting nonetheless]
Peace Street plans [I may have included this before…I cant remember….]

Local things:
Barack Obama is coming to NCCU
Secret societies and castles! Two of my favorite things!
More Halloween Happenings

Ryan started the fire…

Happy Wednesday!
Congrats to last night reigning trivia champs who held their title for another week!

Be safe tonight!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday's Update


A newly proposed building from the guys who brought you the Paramount

More details about
Catch 22 the new store on Glenwood

Carolina researcher wins V Foundation award for cancer research

A summary of last nights Planning Commission/Growth strategies kick off meeting

In general information:
They will be closing down the blocks around Moore Square today starting at noon to set up for the
Wine Event tomorrow (rain or shine)
A nice list of things happening this weekend

Happy Friday!!!! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thursday's Update

Hey, its 2 months until Christmas! Ha!

If you hadn’t heard, April and George (next to Sullivan’s) is closed for renovations, but should be reopening soon as
The George on Glenwood.

Part 2 of that Downtown Tour continuing from yesterday. Here is the information/history to match!

Monster Bash is this weekend at 510 Glenwood featuring the Squirrel Nut Zippers.

kickoff for the revision of the Raleigh Comprehensive Plan is tonight

No smoking in public parks??

If you live in a place where you have to clean up your own leaves, they are starting leaf collection Nov. 5

November 7th they will reconvene to talk more about the roundabouts on Hillsborough St

In other news:

Silly Australians…

Happy Thursday everyone!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wednesday's Update


A little history of Raleigh (pictures) and the information to match up if you’ve ever been curious!

Chapel Hill is going to be seeing remodeling in downtown

Kay Yow starts Chemo again

A story about Downtown Durham’s redevelopment
Did you know that the SunTrust building was designed by the same designers as the Empire State Building?

In world news:

The EU is getting a Green Card system

Some updates on the fires out west I know I usually keep it local-ish and happy, but I thought this was worth passing along.

The Japanese have a clever, but sort of gross, invention…

Hope everyone stays dry today!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Monday News

Not much happened this weekend…

Catch 22 opens on Glenwood it’s a new boutique, right across from Hibernian where Fly Salon used to be
(Fly Salon by the way is now at 911 Boylan Ave)

The Globe is a new restaurant open on Glenwood. (Next to Red Room)

Turns out, Cary is no better than Durham…

Some pumpkin carving tips.. because it’s almost that time….

Info on changing leaf color

In other news:
Salisbury St is between Morgan and Hargett is being repaved.
Some news for the Baltimoreans
And a reminder that the Downtown Planning Kickoff meeting is Thursday from 7-9 (more on that tomorrow)!

Seriously…that’s all ive got….

Hope everyone is surviving their Monday!!

Friday, October 19, 2007


Oh it’s Friday. Not much to report on today…

Will Raleigh ever get a rail system? Maybe one day….charlotte is doing it

The L Building is coming along nicely… and so is the convention center
For more information on the L building, go
here (it’s a greg hatem project)

The Pour and the Bassment (replacing Rush/Aura) are open this weekend

More I40 repaving just a heads up!

I love this state.

Ha! Robbers posing as police men… okay its not funny…but it kinda is…

Colbert for president!!

Yay weekend! Hope everyone enjoys their respective trips out of town!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thursday News

A few fun things on this rainy (!!) Thursday morning….

The Raleigh Jaycee’s Haunted House opens tonight

An update on condo projects with pools

The police may soon be calling you… but then, we don’t live in Durham…

Toll roads still very much on track..

Those chapel hill kids will fight over anything…

Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! The Hoff is doing better…

He did not eat her. He only killed her.

What’s wrong with sleeping and driving?? (This has a story AND a video)
Thanks Dan!

Personal health records online soon?

Ohhh, and as it turns out,
Canada is mostly English. 60% of people are English speakers (23% are French). In fact only 15% of people claim France as their heritage.
In case anyone from SW LA was confused…

Other notes:
-518 has recently updated their menu
-CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD is at Nelson’s tonight. See you there. It is rain or shine (if it rains they are going to tent the whole parking lot)
-It is canned food day at the fair.
-Junior League’s Shopping Spree! Starts today.
-Sam Fisher (lead singer of Weekend Excursion) will be at Amras again on Sunday
The Old Reliable Run is coming up soon (Nov 11)
-There is a wine tasting in Moore Square the 27th of October


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wednesday Update

Today’s tidbits—

Raleigh will get Plensa works after all Just not on Fayetteville Street…

You can’t water your lawn anymore except with a watering can…

Junior League’s Spree starts today at the RBC Center (so traffic will be worse the rest of the week)

Clay Aiken will join Spamalot on Broadway in January

Local band, Annuals, signed to Sony

The fair goes green with alternative fuels

Want a virtual tour of the new Convention Center?

A cool old picture of Raleigh

There is $32 million in untapped spending in downtown. Who wants to open something??

He just realllllllly wanted a drink…

And today’s video…a bit of marketing genius…
Kate Walsh (Addison from Grey’s) Cadillac ad

Hey, it’s Wednesday. Halfway there folks…Have a great day!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Some fun stuff today…

An update on the North Blount Street Project

A tidbit about Hue

Carolina Brewing Company is taking over South End So, we lost our South End Brewery to Prime Only a year or so ago, but the one is Charlotte (which remained up until now) is being transformed into a new restaurant/brewery. Carolina Brewing Company brings us Carolina Pale Ale, Carolina Blonde, and a multitude of other things.

Be a better drive until Friday
They are cracking down on passing school busses.

This girl bit a police officer… seriously…

There are a lot of things I have to say about this story…
Prosthetic eyes???
Cool that they are raising money for him
His name is Sammy Sosa?

A super bowl in London?

Artificial insemination for bees??

They found a new dinosaur… a big one…
(thanks Brooke)

And for your viewing pleasure….
“Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle”

Happy Tuesday everyone!


Monday, October 15, 2007

Monday News!

Lots of stuff today! I hope everyone had a great weekend!

A new tower downtown!

Who sues the MS society??

Want a 50-foot ferry boat with twin 225-horsepower outboards?

Another reason to avoid the fair

Junior League’s “Spree” starts this week

Teach for America expands into local schools

I want a 300 year old cannon!!

Silly TI…you cant buy machine guns…

A case against facebook events…

I love tequila lunches!

Since I have a disproportionate number of friends from Lexington...

-Don’t forget, Thursday is can food day at the fair and Chairmen is at Nelson’s!
-For those who know him, Bill Duff’s car which was stolen by his co-worker was found haha
A reminder to visit Dan and Amanda at their corn booth at the fair. They will both be there Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. It is in the middle by Dorton and the fountain thing. Apparently they have very good corn. “Hills Corn Stand”, and they have 6 different spices for your corn that has been dipped in a vat of butter. [Dan paid for this spot].

And lastly, though maybe most important…a
fantastically inappropriate Ari Gold moment to get through your Monday with….

Hope everyone is surviving their Monday!

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Not a whole lot happening today folks…

Colin Powell is here today…

Yet another reason not to eat in Durham…

Foreclosures drop 8% in September

Tour Big Boss Brewing this Saturday (Right off Atlantic avenue)
(thanks to michael for this one!) If you haven’t tried Big Boss, I recommend checking it out! And besides…it’s from Raleigh… has a new post?

Tired of gas prices? How about 300 miles to the gallon…

Hey, it’s Thursday….and Thursday is practically Friday….!

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wednesday Update

AIA North Carolina to move headquarters to downtown Raleigh and there is a competition to design the building.
For those who don’t know, the President Elect of the national American Institute of Architects is the Dean at the NCSU College of Design and is heavily involved in the Contemporary Art Museum project, also downtown.

Election results and what they mean
All 4 bonds were passed

Raleigh gets a new sports radio station 99.9…yeah…on FM…

Stair fair tickets are more expensive Tracy McLean thinks the extra $1 is “too much, but it’s the fair and it only comes once a year”

State board wants to change Home Inspections rules

Mike Easley is a carpenter?

The Hoff is boozin again…

Bad relationships can give you a heart attack…


The Hump Day Special that I promised…

Halfway there kids….Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Vote today. I know most of you are probably not registered here, but if you are, vote. If you’re not, get registered….

Little known things about Raleigh…

Interested in planning Raleigh’s future?

Halloween Hillsborough Hike …who doesn’t love hike night?!?

Wachovia goes West

This is about the size of the pumpkin that I stole from Antoine… heh heh. Look forward to that story if you haven’t heard it already…

Can you find the profile of the pilsbury doughboy I’ll give you a hint, it runs from Minnesota to Louisiana

That’s today! Happy Tuesday! Hey, tomorrow’s hump day!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Monday, Monday

Raleigh gets first marathon in 5 years…. For anyone who thinks its necessary to run 26 miles…but theres also a half marathon too..

Tomorrow is election day…. So vote. And leave more time to get to work if you leave between 2 polling places….ack!
Also, check your
polling place/registration

McCormick & Schmicks is going in at Crabtree Mall in case like me, you had no idea…

Carolina professor wins Nobel Prize in medicine

This is just crazy…

And a fun little throw back… to make you smile on a Monday…

That’s all for today!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

A Tuesday Update

Gumby’s is closed because of a low sanitation grade. Everyone make your surprised face…

A little story about The Hillsborough (23 stories tall) which is being developed by the same guys who did the Quorum (tall brick building) and will sit in the parking lot next to flying saucer

The DMV is part of an elaborate conspiracy ….this is almost too much….

Thinking of hooking up in a cemetery? You wont be the first…

12 year old is shot at a party and his 13 year old friend “will never have another birthday party” because of it…

New restaurants/retail stuff

Monday, October 1, 2007

A Monday Update

10 story hotel across from 42nd street? With a roof top terrace?

Exploris/Playspace – now Marbles, saw 11,000 people for its grand opening

Your family no longer has to consent for you to give your organs after you die, the heart on your license will suffice.

Uncle Kraker is found guilty: his story: he ‘stumbled down some steps, put his hand under the woman's skirt and touched her "buttocks and vaginal area."’

If you get arrested on suspicion of a DWI they’ll get your finger print and other new laws in effect today.

Potential disclosure changes for real estate agents

As of October 1st, street parking in Raleigh is raised to .50 and other parking fee changes

Problems at Soleil?