Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tuesday's Update

Here’s what’s happening today-

In downtown news:
Everyone likes demolition!
Red Hot and Blue will open in the next week
Impact fees may go up in the Spring

In Raleigh news:
Forever XXI opens December 22
Clayton bypass will open soon
Since so many of your are outdoorsy…

In local-ish news:
A blue grass band
Better visit the beach while you still can…
I-95 will get widened

In irrelevant news:
Terrorist bride? (thanks Matt)
I think Dick Cheney maybe a robot… or an alien… (thanks Catherine)
Ha! That would have made my whole day!
More beauty queen drama…

Saturday is the Jingle Bell 5k
Thursday December 6 is the 14th Annual Jingle Ball Benefiting the Capital City Clauses

Youtube (thanks Allison)

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Monday's Update

Oh Monday…

In downtown news:
I think the Moravian store in CV is open. Also there is a “Best Buy Mobile” open at the end of the block with Moe’s and Village Deli. What is a Best Buy mobile, I don’t know…
A new development in 5 points?
A new way to pay for parking in downtown
Some pretty fall pictures

In Raleigh news:
The old Best Buy space got filled with some golf thing…
Paul Krugman will be signing books at Quail Ridge Tuesday
NC State to go smoke free within 25 ft of buildings

In local-ish news:
Helpfindkyle.com –
now with $25,000 reward (Thanks Catherine!)
Charlotte opens its Light Rail
Duke is firing their coach. Surprise.

In irrelevant news:
Opt out of catalogs – save a tree or two
Cyber Monday?? hmmm
This week it’s the Puerto Ricans who are crazy…

ActionSki bus captain meeting 6pm tomorrow at the ski shop (Thanks Amanda)
Trivia tonight!
Jingle Bell 5k is this weekend

What if gmail has been designed by Microsoft?

Will it blend? (ha! Thanks Austin)

Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tuesday's Update

Alright, sort of slack today…

In downtown news:
The old BBQ place at the corner of St Mary’s and Johnson St. that closed is going to be a “casual seafood” place called Marina Bar and owned by the same guy who owns Mo-Joes (also Charlie Goodnights I think…)
A story about the David Allen Building – a Greg Hatem project
Raleigh will get a Trader Joe’s in 2009

In Raleigh News:
Another article about the proposed zoning changes at tonight City Council Meeting
Here is a link to the actual proposal
An article about property value increases (ITB properties went up an average of 73%)

In local-ish news:
Random closings for thanksgiving
Mike Petersen is writing again

In irrelevant news:
Live music at the airport?
Oh to be famous and ridiculous…
Internet addiction camp….woah. (thanks Austin)

How about some history?

Random fun thing:
Good choice on the dinosaur extinction thing…

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

So, in lieu of relevant news – I am crowding your inbox with the humorous and bizarre.


Happy freezing Thursday.

In downtown news:
An interesting perspective on Raleigh
More information about the depot area

In Raleigh news:
Serious zoning regulation changes have been proposed
City Planning Meeting schedule
NCSU is getting a bigger, better Vet facility
Pottery Barn is open again at Crabtree

In local-ish news:
Face yoga?
12 miles of I40 will be closed this weekend
A fun game to ease boredom and save the world! (thanks Austin)

In irrelevant news:
Oh joy! Backstreet Boys have a new album!
Silly Norwegians!
Wow. Ha. Ho. Ha. (thanks Dan)

Old Habits at the Pour House Saturday
Keller Williams at Lincoln Theater on Sunday

I hope you enjoyed that. Maybe tomorrow something will happen worth emailing about…

Hey, tomorrow is Friday!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wednesday's Update

It’s hump day. And there isn’t much to report…

In downtown news:
Financial dispute closes Depot Bars
Downtown Walking Tour (part 4) and the history part too!
An interesting history of schools in the area

In Raleigh news:
We won’t be seeing Uncle Kracker again anytime soon
Newest crime statistics in the area

In local-ish news:
The cost of beer is going up (with a quote from Jeff Mickel...)

In irrelevant news:
Ha! He married a dog….

Christmas parade – Saturday!
And Winterfest @ Moore Square

Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Friday, November 9, 2007

Friday's Update

It’s Friday!

In downtown news:
Village Deli is open again!
Red Hot & Blue is showing signs of getting closer to opening
The NC Construction building (Hillsborough Street) is looking active
The Lofts and Glenwood South (formerly 712 tucker) has some structures present now

In Raleigh news:
State/Carolina game is this weekend
Vivace and South are in November’s Bon Appetit magazine
Porter’s will soon be serving brunch

In local-ish news
Send cards to Iraq before December 4

In irrelevant news:
Where’s the Dell guy now? (Thanks Austin)
And I bet they let him drive it home…

5 worst fight scenes ever (Thanks Austin)

Old Reliable run (and the fun walk!) is Sunday!
Sam Fisher is at Amras on Sunday.

That was a lot about food….hmmm

Happy Friday all!! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Thursday's Update

A bit slow today…

In downtown news:
Nana’s is closing!?! (thanks Julie!)
More talk is needed about Hillsborough/Morgan roundabout
Sir Walter Raleigh Awards are given (they are design awards)

In Raleigh news:
A new blog!
Part of Avent Ferry is closed after a water main explosion.
Smoking will be prohibited start Jan 1 in a few areas around town…

In local-ish news:
95 acres or retail in Morrisville
$23 million is set aside for land preservation
Southwest adds a new seating class

In irrelevant news:
Gardner-Webb beats Kentucky!?
Ha! Sleeeeesville.
Wedgie proof underwear?? (thanks dan!)

Jack Hanna comes to town today…
Saturday is the Veteran’s Day Parade
The State/Carolina game is at noon on Saturday (catch extended coverage on 99.9, the new sports station)
Sunday is the Old Reliable Run
Raleigh Christmas Parade is November 17

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Tuesday Update

So things have been slow in the world lately, so I have decided against inundating your email with junk and just saved up a few things…

In downtown things:
Helig-Levine renovations are a green project
A story about long term Raleigh planning
Smedes York being interviewed about Raleigh
A cool new blog I found!

In local news:
I didn’t even know this was a law…
A prostitution ring??
We have 144 days of water left

In irrelevant/random news:
Can you imagine cremating the wrong guy?

In events:
Rent opens tonight
Pat McGee plays Lincoln tomorrow
The Old Reliable Run is this weekend
The Raleigh Christmas Parade is the 17th

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

Friday, November 2, 2007