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Time Warp 2013: Raleigh City Museum celebrates their 20th anniversary


Saturday, June 1st from 6 – 10 pm


Time Warp is the annual fundraiser for the COR Museum, that celebrates the City of Raleigh, it’s people and the museum that captures Raleigh’s story. Time Warp 2013 is hosted by the Friends of the COR Museum and is co-chaired by Heather Allen and Lauren Eney. This year, Time Warp also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the COR Museum. All proceeds benefit the programs and exhibits of the museum.



Make it a big night out with friends downtown

There will be live music outdoors under the big tent featuring the Southern String Band and indoors featuring Little Raleigh Radio. There will also be appetizers from favorite downtown Raleigh restaurants (Buku, Beasley’s, Capital Club 16, Busy Bee, Cameron Bar and Grill, ORO, Babylon), along with specialty cocktails, wine, and beer from Trophy Brewing Co.

In addition to celebrating Raleigh’s past, present and future with the unveiling of plans for the museum’s new exhibit design, you’ll also have the opportunity to bid on auction items, and support the museum.

The website to buy tickets is here:

If you’re going to miss out on the fun but still want to support the museum, please consider donating an auction item!

For more information visit or call (919) 996-3775.


Start your Downtown Raleigh Bucket List

935743_514555925246765_487923202_nTired of always doing the same thing and going to the same place?

The Downtown Raleigh Bucket List Contest starts May 1st, presented by LiveWorkPlay and Offline.

The contest rewards you for attending great events, trying new menu items, seeing live shows, participating in classes & many more exciting “experiences” in Downtown Raleigh! The more experiences you do, the more rewards you will receive!!

Go to to see a list of 16 exciting Downtown Raleigh Bucket List items. Try them, document them, and tell them about it. Make sure you sign up with your Twitter or Instagram handle that you will use to submit your photos.

How the contest works

  1. Complete a Bucket List Item
  2. Take a picture of your experience
  3. Upload that picture to Twitter and/or Instagram
  4. Hashtag #dtrbucketlist
  5. Repeat!

The rules

  1. Have a good time!!!
  2. Take a photo of each Experience and hashtag #DTRBucketList
  3. You will earn 1 point for each experience you complete and submit (via Twitter or Instagram). Bonus Bucket List Items will earn you 2 points each.
  4. If they cannot tell what you are doing in the photo, it will not count as a completed Experience.

What you can win

Each completed Experience will earn you 1 point. Once you have earned 5 points you will win our “Participant Prize,” after 10 points you will win our “Explorer Prize,” 14 points earns the “Adventurer Prize” and the Grand Prize, given to those who completed ALL of the Downtown Raleigh Bucket List Items, will include all of the previous prize packages, PLUS a free party for up to 100 people at Lucky B’s!

The contest runs from May 1st through July 14th, so start your DTR Bucket List today!


At the Wheel of the BEST Dillon Mural Train

Carolyn Williams poses for her portrait.

Carolyn Williams posing for her portrait

With BEST Dillon’s theme of Moving Forward Together, who could be better to fill in the mural’s train driver seat than Triangle Transit bus driver Carolyn Williams?  From the beginning, BEST’s vision was to express community through a wide range of artists and volunteers, as well as the subjects pictured in the design, culminating in portraits of local residents and businesses whose contributions have made the mural a reality.

At the top of that donor list is Triangle Transit, who provided the enormous stretch of vacant warehouse space as a canvas for the 200 foot mural on the facade of the Dillon Supply Company building at 216 S. West Street.  Asked who should represent them on the mural, the board quickly reached consensus.  It was the bus drivers who were the real face of Triangle Transit.  When supervisor Tammy Romain put the names of bus drivers into a hat, Carolyn Williams was the name she pulled.

After serving as a bus driver and dispatcher for nearly a decade, Carolyn serves as a perfect model for the dedication and experience it takes to provide safe and dependable transportation for the hundreds who ride her bus each day.

Angela Zappala paints Carolyn Williams’ portrait, joined by Nola Johnson, Donna Belt and Patrick Shanahan.

Angela Zappala paints Carolyn Williams’ portrait, joined by Nola Johnson, Donna Belt and Patrick Shanahan.

Carolyn’s portrait in the driver’s seat of the BEST train will soon be finished.  She looks forward to bringing her twelve year old son, Kamozie and her mother down to the Warehouse District to view herself as BEST artist Angela Zappala has captured her.  Asked what she sees for her future, Carolyn doesn’t have to think twice.  She’d like to be a train driver.   We picture that for her too.

Low-Income Artist Community could be coming to Downtown Raleigh

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A unique concept for an artist community could be coming to Downtown Raleigh.  City Councilors agreed a few weeks ago to lease the Stone’s Warehouse on Davie and East streets so the property can be redeveloped into an affordable artist community.


As reported in the Raleigh Pubic Record:

Developers can’t mandate that only artists live on property, but the 49-unit community will have shared and private studio space, which would encourage that type of renter. Renters would have to meet strict income requirements in order to be approved for a lease.

A few things need to happen for the plan to become a reality.  First, the developer needs to receive the tax credits they need; and the property must be rezoned.

Member of the public were invited to learn more about the plans at a community meeting last week, and a public hearing on the rezoning is scheduled on February 5th.





What: City Initiated Rezoning Hearing

When: February 5th at 6:30pm

Where: City Hall, 222 E Hargett Street



Couture for a Cause Fashion Show & Auction This Saturday

Couture for a Cause, a fashion show to benefit local nonprofit Activate Good, expects to draw a crowd for their fourth annual fundraiser.

When: this Saturday, November 10, Doors open at 7:30

Where:  Marbles Kids Museum.

Tickets: advance tickets are $25; at-the-door tickets are $30. VIP tickets will be available for $75.

Whether you’re a lover of fashion or philanthropy (or both!), this event is not to be missed! The fashion show pairs local designers with Activate Good’s nonprofit partners to create looks inspired by each cause’s mission. There will be 19 designers, creating a total of 38 pieces (one “ready-to-wear” and one “art-to-wear”) that represent 17 Triangle-area nonprofits.

In addition to admiring the work of these designers and the causes of the various nonprofits, there will be a live and silent auction, Hollywood-style red carpet entrance, VIP lounge with cuisine provided by Zinda, cash bar and hors d’oeuvre. As a new and exciting element this year, the audience will also be asked to vote for their favorite design, and their votes will be tied into designers’ scores. Jamie O’Brien of The CW22 will be emceeing and Gary Davis will be auctioneering.

As if it couldn’t get any better, this event’s proceeds go to Activate Good, a volunteer center that activates volunteers to help causes in Raleigh and the Triangle. Activate Good works with more than 100 nonprofits in the area to connect more than 2,000 volunteers (and growing) to causes they care about. Activate Good’s signature fundraiser reflects its unique mission as a nonprofit that serves other nonprofits.

For more information about Activate Good and how you can get involved, visit For more information about Couture for a Cause and to purchase tickets for the event, visit


About Activate Good

Activate Good is a Volunteer Center based in Raleigh, NC. Activate Good activates volunteers to help causes in our local community. We connect individuals, groups, and companies to volunteer needs with nonprofits around Wake County and the Triangle.


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