Archive for December, 2011

but our friends are back

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

so let’s raise a cup

 

 

 

Around Downtown News:

 

We went to the new Tyler’s and it’s pretty great

New Bern Avenue Corridor Study comments

Local sweets are great holiday gifts or infused olive oil

Sono launches a new menu

 

 

In Raleigh/Triangle News:

 

Raleigh is one of 10 up for Southern Living’s Tastiest Town Award

Changes are coming to the property development review next year

The Belk Bowl has had great ticket sales

McCrory is in for the governor’s race

Wedding rings found in Salvation Army kettle

 

 

In Other News:

 

AT&T ends their bid to acquire T-Mobile

Where are the candy canes this year?

Top 10 tech trends for 2012

A new shortest woman in the world

 

 

Events:

 

The Nutcracker is running at Memorial Auditorium

Chroma Exhibition is at Flanders Gallery on Wednesday

TicTacDate Speed dating is on Wednesday at Tir na nOg

Celebrate Christmas Eve Eve at Joel Lane’s Public House on Friday

Mantra has a Christmas Party on Friday night

Humble Pie is serving Christmas Eve dinner

 

 

Fun Stuff:

 

You can buy Fight Club soap

Rules for naming your dog

How to dress for an interview – Visual guide

Spanish Village that turned blue for the Smurf movie

Ant farms can be cool

Microscopic views of alcoholic drinks

 

 

i saw the lights go down at the end of the scene

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

i saw the lights go down and they’re standing in front of me

 

  

 

Around Downtown News:

 

A new bar for Glenwood South and revitalization plans for North Blount

TTA makes travel from RDU pretty easy

Amra’s is offering free food for last minute holiday parties

Could Peace Street have a new park too?

 

 

In Raleigh/Triangle News:

 

NC is a hotbed for American Idols

Duke-Progress merger denied again

Algebra and Geometry are having major changes in schools

 

 

In Other News:

 

These are the 25 most social airports

TIME named their person of the year

Tips for growing a brand

Facebook is bringing back the past with new design

Doctors are using more and more electronics

No charges from the basketball brawl

 

 

Events:

 

Raleigh’s 5th Annual Downtown Santa Ball is at the Union on Thursday

Connect Raleigh Christmas Cocktail is at Cardinal Club on Thursday night

Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker is back this weekend

Straight No Chaser is performing at Memorial on Friday

Spy Raleigh has Mixology classes on Saturday

The Downtown Sports Bar is doing a customer appreciation party on Sunday

Burning Coal is doing HENRY the V on Trapeze

It’s Sledding Sunday at the Winterfest

 

 

Fun Stuff:

 

I gave my kids a terrible Christmas present

Daytime fireworks show

Best guerrilla marketing campaigns of all-time

Can a house be over decorated?

Great geeky gingerbread people and homes

Horrifyingly wasteful film shoots

 

 

we use our penguin costumes

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

more than our evening dress

 

 

 

Around Downtown News:

 

Videri Chocolate Factory will be opening this week

Construction has started on the new State Bar HQ

This week’s music calendar

 

 

In Raleigh/Triangle News:

 

Raleigh is now (technically) larger than Miami

Pictures of the new home for the NCSU chancellor

Local charities are still short 1000s of toys

Epic games unveiled a new franchise

FedEx is seeing the Christmas rush

Local run clubs are making fitness social

 

 

In Other News:

 

6 tips for holiday travel

Check out the 2011 bowl game gifts

The cost of chocolate is on the rise

90,000 new holiday wreaths were laid at Arlington

Top ten iPhone apps and how much data they use

This is WAY different than our Toys for Tots drive

 

 

Events:

 

WWE is at RBC tonight

The Borough is doing Poker Night on Wednesdays

Raleigh’s 5th Annual Downtown Santa Ball is at the Union on Thursday

Connect Raleigh Christmas Cocktail is at Cardinal Club on Thursday night

Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker is back this weekend

Straight No Chaser is performing at Memorial on Friday

Spy Raleigh has Mixology classes on Saturday

The Downtown Sports Bar is doing a customer appreciation party on Sunday

Burning Coal is doing HENRY the V on Trapeze

It’s Sledding Sunday at the Winterfest

 

 

Fun Stuff:

 

Berlin drivers paint the town

Take a photo

The trailer for Men in Black 3

I try to stay away from animal pictures

Very creative escalators

World’s oldest mattress

Celebrities with their own drink lines

 

i ain’t blind

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

it’s just a matter of time

 

 

 

Are you coming to Jingle Ball tonight?

 

 

 

Around Downtown News:

 

Krispy Kreme Challenge 2012 registration is now open

Plenty of incentives for Red Hat moving Downtown

Downtown Raleigh post office dropped from closure list

 

 

In Raleigh/Triangle News:

 

Rocky Top is opening a new restaurant in Cary

Sounds like UNC will have a new football coach

Our first toll road opens today

Raleigh is the 5th most sober city in America … okay … (thanks J.Ross)

 

 

In Other News:

 

Which state is the healthiest? Not NC.

Blagojevich got his prison sentence

Why is Words with Friends so addictive? …  well, it’s bad enough that Alec Baldwin left Twitter

 

 

Events:

 

Executive Mansion Holiday Open House Tours start on Thursday

Capital Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Festival is Thursday night

Jingle Ball is Thursday night at Marbles

Thursday is 80s Night at Spy

The Downtown Sports Bar has $1 pints after work on Friday

40th Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour of Homes is this weekend

Family Night at Logan Trading Company on Saturday

Oasis Eye Care Trunk Show at Dapper on Saturday Night

 

 

Fun Stuff:

 

How to make a citizen’s arrest

Crazy big Christmas decorations

I like this cheeseburger wrapping paper

Library pick up lines

The Jurassic Park art show

Manhole cover art should be mandatory

 

 

only so many words that we can say

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

spoken upon long-distance melody

 

 

 

Around Downtown News:

 

Peace Street Bridge will get a makeover

New City Council leaders are sworn in

Some aerial shots of Downtown

More info on the Gramercy Apartments in Glenwood South

Woody’s is having a Toys for Tots Tap Takeover

 

 

In Raleigh/Triangle News:

 

Jolly’s is closing after 130 years

Raleigh makes the nation’s saddest cities list

Time Warner is raising rates again

Scotty was named New Artist of the Year at ACAs

Hurricanes were moved to a difference conference

 

 

In Other News:

 

Tech firm wants to ban office e-mail

Can positive thinking make you well?

“A Christmas Story” musical is becoming a national hit

First class mail will be slower with proposed cuts

Twitter’s top 2011 hashtags

 

 

Events:

 

Toys for Tots Tap Takeover at Woody’s Wednesday night

Memories for Marcus Toydrive and Fundraiser at Draft on Wednesday

Executive Mansion Holiday Open House Tours start on Thursday

Capital Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Festival is Thursday night

Jingle Ball is Thursday night at Marbles

Thursday is 80s Night at Spy

The Downtown Sports Bar has $1 pints after work on Friday

40th Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour of Homes is this weekend

Family Night at Logan Trading Company on Saturday

Oasis Eye Care Trunk Show at Dapper on Saturday Night

 

 

 

Fun Stuff:

 

The evolution of google searching

World’s smallest model train

Why pennies are economically inefficient and should be abolished

How to spice up a tissue box

Great McDonalds billboard in Chicago

Stranded man survived three days in Alaska on beer

 

 

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