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Beer Bottle w/$600 stuffed inside..

by TeamForYOUrDreams

Posted by Lisabeth Tunell:

Now that I have your attention.......that is what was found last year when volunteers were cleaning up the Neuse River, along with 378 trash bags with 9,260 pounds of garbage! WOW!

The seventh annual Neuse River Spring Clean-up will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 4th, rain or shine. Volunteers will meet at points along the 50 miles from the Falls Lake Dam to Smithfield Town Commons in Johnston County. The Neuse River runs through 11 North Carolina counties, from Durham County to the Pamlico Sound. The annual cleanup gets volunteers in the form of youth groups, civic organizations, students and nature lovers organized to keep the river from becoming a wasteland.

Wake County stations include Falls Dam next to the Paddle Creek; the Buffaloe Road Canoe Launch. Gloves and trash bags will be provided at the clean-up stations. Paddlers should arrive about 8 a.m.. Those cleaning the shoreline should arrive between 9 and 10 a.m. Large groups should register by sending an e-mail to jackie@neuseriver.org or for more information go to www.neuseriver.org. Volunteers should dress for muddy and wet conditions and should bring sunscreen, bug repellent and a snack.

Think of it as a scavenger hunt....in the meantime you will be helping a good cause and you never know what you will find out there! Happy Hunting!

North Raleigh Farmers Market

by TeamForYOUrDreams

Posted by Lisabeth Tunell:

For those of us who live in North Raleigh you know how long we have waited for this news. The Falls River Town Center on Durant Road will be the home of the North Raleigh Farmers Market and will open May 2nd!!!! The market expects about 20 farmers to sign on to sell their produce by the time it opens. Rules and regulations were to be planned out and worked on this past Monday between the growers. Some of the discussions include sorting out the rules for backyard gardeners who want to sell their harvests. Steven Elliot, who presented the case for the town center at the meeting owns Falls River Books and said the group also will talk about expanding the market to twice a week, which some farmers supported at the meeting.

Other area markets:

Wake Forest Farmers' Market: 110 S. White Street, downtown Wake Forest. www.wakeforestmarket.org

Durham Farmers' Market: 501 Foster Street, Pavillion at Durham Central Park. www.durhamfarmersmarket.com

North Hills Farmers' Market: Commons Square Shopping Center (movie theater off Six Forks) www.northhillsraleigh.com

State Farmers' Market: 1201 Agriculture Street, Raleigh   www.agr.state.nc.us/markets/failities/markets

Moore Square Farmers' Market: Martin and Blount Streets, Raleigh www.godowntownraleigh.com/farmersmarket

Good Healthy Eating! Visit our websites:

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Hoppy days are here again.....

by TeamForYOUrDreams

Posted by Lisabeth Tunell:

Beer is finally flowing from the taps after more than two years of delays at Boylan Bridge Brewpub (201 S. Boylan Ave). Actually it is "beers" flowing....six of them in fact. Ranging from Rail Pale Ale to Pullman Porter to the Polar Bear Winter Beer which is served seasonally. Brewmaster Mark Fesch has kept his focus on traditional variations of the British ale theme and opted not to go with any hyper-hopped or fruit-flavored brews. Raleigh's downtown was devoid of a good brewery pub ever since Greenshields (original brewery) closed in back in 2004. The "Bridge" as it's called, looks like a good prospect to fill the gap and eager beer fans have kept the Bridge packed since its opening.

For those of you who like to eat something with your beer, head cook Thad Petit has developed a streamlined menu of traditional American pub fare that offer plenty of variety. One would expect on the menu...fish and chips, onion rings, oven-roasted chicken, salad and sandwiches: Reuben to beer-braised bratwurst with spicy mustard and sauerkraut on a soft roll. All of which allows the the beers to take center stage.

Owner Andrew Leager adds his own touch to the third side of success-ambiance! Leager, an architect (and amateur brewer himself) has transformed a 1950s era railroad building into a space that's open and contemporary and at the same time manages to maintain that warm neighborhood watering hole feel. Just a heads up for those of you that are sports enthusiasts, there are no TVs. Leager doesn't want them to distract from either the company you are with, the beer you are drinking or the spectacular view of the Raleigh skyline available on the pergola-shaded patio.

More information: www.boylanbridge.com or call 803-8927 and as always if you are looking for a home call us or visit our websites: www.teamforyourdreams.com or www.timburrell.com we have one that will fit your budget!

St. Patrick's Day Parade is Coming to Raleigh

by TeamForYOUrDeams

Posted by Judy Burrell.  The Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade is coming!  This year it will be held Saturday March 14 starting at noon in downtown Raleigh.

The parade grows bigger and better every year. The Raleigh parade is the second largest in the Southeast.  It has over 3,500 marchers including floats, bagpipe and drum bands, horses, dancers and many mascots you’ll recognize. The parade starts at the corner of Cabarrus and Wilmington streets at Noon. The route proceeds north on Wilmington to Davie Street, then turns west to Fayetteville Street and continues north to the State House. The route will pass the State House on the east side and then turn heading east on Edenton Street. The route then turns south on Blount Street.  The parade ends at Moore Square.

After the Parade has ended, the Festival will begin in Moore Square.  See all of the wonderful entertainment at the Wearin' O' the Green Festival.  There will be live music and dancing.  In addition, there will be a wide variety of vendor booths including Irish Organizations, Irish jewelry and other trinkets, food vendors, children's games and activities. It will be fun for the entire family.  So come out for the Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade, bring your family, and be sure to wear Green!

Home Prices Steady....

by Lisabeth Tunell

We all know that the real estate market is not that great right now but we have to look at the positive side of the statistics provided to us from various sources....

According to the Associated Press, the Triangle is holding its own as home prices plunge nationwide. Across America, home prices are falling by the worst annual rate on record in the fourth quarter, two housing indexes showed, and the slope of decline steepened in all but a couple of battered cities---with the Triangle a bright spot!

Nationally, home prices have receded to levels not seen since 2003, and half of the metro areas in the 20-city Case-Shiller Home Price Index have lost more than 20 percent of their values since 2006. The biggest loss being in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Miami.

The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index dipped more that 18 percent during the quarter (from the prior-year period), the largest drop in its 21-year history. In Charlotte, the only North Carolina market included in THAT index, prices fell only 7.2 percent.

Ready for some good news.....Two official Triangle metropolitan areas were among the few regions of the country where prices ROSE in the fourth quarter from a year earlier. Prices in the Raleigh-Cary region increased 2.96 percent, putting it in the 18th spot nationally as reported by the Federal Housing Finance Agency Tuesday. Chapel Hill and Durham has been weathering the storm as well coming in at 28, with a 2.15 percent increase. Even with that information, sales of Triangle homes hit a 10-year low in January BUT local prices have held up well compared with other markets that saw huge spikes in prices during the boom years.

Sounds to me like the Triangle might be a good place to be right now! Glad I'm here and if you'd like to join us please view our website so we can help find your dream home!

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Two Snows in One Season

by TeamForYOUrDreams

Posted by Judy Burrell:  I grew up in Southern California, the land of eternal summer.  Occasionally, it would get down to the upper 40's on an extremely cold night.

So, I love the four seasons in Raleigh.  While many of the snowbirds move here to get to a milder climate, I enjoy the full effect of spring, fall and winter, instead of my constant summer as a child.   Compared to the rest of America, our weather is much warmer in the winter, milder in the summer while spring and fall are extremely pretty.

Every year, I hope for snow.  It puts a white blanket over our acre, and turns the branches white so they glisten in the sun.  Everyone stays home and snuggles.  The grocery stores are ridiculous just before a show, with bread and milk disappearing from the shleves. 

This year, I got snow two times.  One in January and the other last Sunday night.  It has been colder than normal, so the snow has stayed on the ground.  My yard is still white.  Normally, the snow melts within a day, sometimes within hours.  So, my friends from up north do not think much of our snow events and laugh at all the activity at the grocery store preparing for something that will last a matter of hours.

One of the reasons that Raleigh real estate is doing well, even in the current economy, is our weather.  Most people think of the buyers in this area as young, and many are.  But, we are getting a large increase of retirees, partly due to the excellent medical facilities, partly dues to the abundance of golf courses, and because of our weather. 

While most of the retirees come here because the weather is so mild, I love it because it is real weather with four seasons.

NC Renaissance Faire in Wake Forest

by Lisabeth Tunell

If you are not sure what this event is all about I can tell you that I attended a similar venue in Myrtle Beach and it was one of the most exciting shows I have ever seen. It was fast moving and took a lot of skill for both rider and horse to attempt these ancient reenactments.

What was once held at the NC State Fairgrounds for 13 years, the North Carolina Renaissnace is coming to Wake Forest Golf Club off Capital Boulevard for two weekends. Renaissance Faire will be held both March 28-29 and April 4-5 weekends. The Wake Forest Golf Club which originally opened in 1967 has since been closed and is a perfect location for this event. While not only is space needed for the venue itself, the course (at least 7-10 acres of it) will host the seven entertainment stages, sword play and jousting atop horses. In the past the Renaissance Faire has attracted about 5,000 a day and hopefully plans on doing the same at its new location. According to Donna Varner-Sheaves, the Renaissance Faire's general manager, the bucolic golf course is a better venue for the event than the more modern fairgrounds. The Faire eventually hopes to find a permanent home where it can fulfill its long-term goal: constructing a stone castle.........and would like it to be in Wake Forest.  

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