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2014 Raleigh Cary Durham Wake-Forest Area Independence Day Fireworks Schedule

 

Cary's Fourth of July Celebration at Koka Booth
Cary’s Fourth of July Celebration at Koka Booth

This Fourth of July Independence Day don’t just wave your American Flag and eat a hotdog! (although these are not bad ways to enjoy the holiday!)

As you enjoy this most patriotic of American holidays please make sure to take a moment to thank a current or former member of the armed services or if they are deployed, thank their spouse!

Also – remember that the North Carolina State Police are stepping up enforcement this week with numerous Driving While Impaired checkpoints so if you are planning on enjoying adult beverages make sure that you designate a driver or captain if you are boating.

Here is a list of Raleigh area Independence Day celebration festivities. Continue reading 2014 Raleigh Cary Durham Wake-Forest Area Independence Day Fireworks Schedule

7 Facts about Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Facts

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”

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The Story behind Pelican’s Snoballs

Pelican's SnoBalls

Way back in the early 1990’s I (mis)spent a few years in New Orleans and one thing that I recall from that time is there’s probably only one thing that is more culturally relevant to the good people of the Crescent City than a box of Popeye’s Fried Chicken and daiquiri at a Mardi Gras parade and that’s the much endeared New Orleans snowball.

Perhaps it’s because nothing cools a person down faster in 90 degree heat/90 percent humidity weather than when consuming an icy treat, or perhaps it’s because the legal drinking age, depending upon who you ask is somewhere between  18 – 21 in NOLA.  Either way, a New Orleans style snowball is a treat to behold and what a treat it is to have nearly authentic NOLA style snowballs right here in S.E. Raleigh and Apex! But I’ll get back to why it’s nearly NOLA in just a minute.

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What Should I Expect to Pay in Raleigh-Cary for Rent?

Wages are the number one factor in determining the value of rents which is why until recently New York City had the highest rents.

Today you might be surprised to learn that the Williston Herald (North Dakota) reports that Apartment Guide found that a 700-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment in Williston costs an average of $2,394 a month. The same apartment would cost $1,504 in the New York area, $1,411 in Los Angeles or $1,537 in Boston. Continue reading What Should I Expect to Pay in Raleigh-Cary for Rent?

Three Reasons to Rent in Raleigh-Cary

With all the new jobs being created in Raleigh-Cary with companies such as Red Hat, Citrix and MetLife just to name a few of the bigger names, it’s probably no surprise that there are a lot of people moving to Raleigh and Cary.

But not all of these people moving to Raleigh are ready to buy a home. And frankly, it’s not always wise to buy a home right away in a location where you are a newcomer. Continue reading Three Reasons to Rent in Raleigh-Cary

An Aerial View of the Citrix Campus Under Construction Raleigh NC

By now everyone is pretty hip to the fact that Citrix is building a campus in what’s known as the Warehouse District of Raleigh which is a mere blocks from downtown Raleigh. Less than a year after Citrix Systems acquired a Raleigh company that provides secure file transfer software called ShareFile, Citrix announced that it would be hiring more than 330 more people in order (more…)