Posts Tagged ‘wake county’

Two Milestones for Tryon Road at City Council

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Tryon Road (SR 1009), between Lake Wheeler Road and US 70-401, is in desperate need of repair, widening, and realignment, to better serve the south west Raleigh community. In 2010 several groups in south west Raleigh have worked diligently in advocating for road updates, improvements and ultimately the realignment of Tryon Road and the replacement of Bridge 259. Advocates have been in front of the city council numerous times and several councilors and city staff have supported our efforts with a tremendous response to the needs in our community.

Tryon Road project, courtesy, Anthony McLeod

Tryon Road project, courtesy, Anthony McLeod

The next City Council meeting planned for January 4, 2011 contains (more…)

Lake Wheeler Vet Family Day on December 20

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Guest post from Dr. Sandra M. Grant, DVM, Lake Wheeler Veterinary Hospital

Lake Wheeler Veterinary Hospital is hosting a family day/client appreciation day on December 20, 2010 from 9am – 5pm. Bring the pets and your family. There will be a local pet transport company represented, teamworks dog training, and a number of other fun activities. The fire department and police department have been invited to attend.

Critter Coach will be at family day/client appreciation day from 2-5pm.


America Recycles Day – Done the Raleigh Way

Friday, November 12th, 2010

It’s gonna be big. In fact, the biggest event of it’s kind in Raleigh. You’ll be able to recycle almost anything–even electronics with a plug. If you’ve been saving some of those recyclable items instead of adding them to the landfill, then Saturday, November 13, is the day you’ve been waiting for. Shred some old documents. Donate household items in good condition. There will be stuff for the kids to do and even a live band!

Check out all the details below and tell them your coming by signing up on the “I Recycle” Facebook event.


Raleigh Recycling, the recycling division of the City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services Department, will hold its largest recycling event ever to celebrate America Recycles Day on Saturday, Nov. 13. Recycling, shredding and reuse services, exhibitors, a Kid Zone for children and a live band will be among the activities at the free event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shops of Seaboard, 802 Semart Drive. (more…)

Re-Imagining Capital Boulevard

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Picture this.  It’s a rainy, dark evening and our family has driven two cars all the way from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Raleigh, our new home.  I advise our son in the front car to stay in the right lane as we drive south on Capital Boulevard into the city, since we don’t know the lay of the land.  It isn’t long before we’re confused.  With every mile, our lane disappears and we’re forced to the left.  This is the strangest traffic pattern we’ve encountered in a long time, and we ask ourselves, This is where we’re going to be living now?


Sick of the Signs, but I Cast my Vote

Monday, November 1st, 2010

First of all, if you don’t read anything else on this post, read this: exercise your right to vote. Get out and vote if you haven’t already. You probably work hard for a living and may not have time to pay attention to all the drama that is our political scene. To be honest, I pay attention–most of the time. I have a family, a full time job, a full time volunteer effort, and I’m training for my first marathon. I’m busy. But I’m casting my vote on November 2. You should too–because there is a lot at stake.

Now to a rant that’s been bothering me. Maybe you feel the same way?

Political signs. They are everywhere and they are annoying.

This isn’t a rant about all the (more…)

Get Your Feedback on Tryon Road to NCDOT Nov 8

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

See below for an opportunity to provide NCDOT feedback on why the new prioritization process isn’t working for the Tryon Road expansion and bridge replacement projects. Please participate if you can and sign our petition if you haven’t already.


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is conducting a series of listening session to develop its next version of strategic prioritization, which is being referred to as Prioritization 2.0.

The NCDOT staff is hosting these listening sessions to solicit feedback and input from its planning partners, stakeholders and the public on how to improve the current prioritization process. This feedback is to be used to guide the development of Prioritization 2.0. (more…)

Lake Johnson Master Plan to be Amended

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

We previously posted about potential improvements to Athens Drive stadium and the Jaguar booster club gathering support from the public for those improvements to get on the right path. It’s no coincidence that a proposed multi-purpose facility at Lake Johnson Park is slotted for 2012 and the (some say overdue) need for stadium improvements are being brought to the forefront. The addition to Lake Johnson Park and the proposed stadium improvements seem like a win-win to me. In order for all these changes to happen, the park master plan needs to be updated.

I was excited to see the news below about the City of Raleigh approving the Lake Johnson contract to Szostak Design. You may recognize Szostak Design because of the proposed (more…)

Shredding Events October 23 and November 13

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Help prevent identity theft. Get your old documents safely shredded, for free.

This message brought to you on behalf of North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper.  Check with local sponsor for event changes.

October 23, 2010

“Secure Your ID” Day
Saturday, October 23rd | 8am-12:30pm
Coastal Federal Credit Union
1000 St. Albans Drive, Raleigh
Local Sponsors: BBB, National Foundation of Credit Counseling

November 13, 2010

“America Recycles Day” (more…)

Ramsgate Home Looking for Good Owners

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Looking for a home in a great location under $200k? Check out 2141 Ramsgate Street in SouthWest Raleigh. Your new home is about a mile from I-40 and convenient to the Farrners Market,  downtown Raleigh, Lake Johnson Park, Carolina Pines Park, Lake Wheeler, and NC State.  There are shopping opportunities right down the street and close-by in Garner and Cary–you’ll be close to work and play. A strong and active community watch has partnered with the Lineberry Alliance to create a safe, informed, and community-oriented neighborhood.

Looking for a walkable neighborhood? We’ve got great (more…)

Great Schools in Wake Sponsoring Free Public Forum (Oct 16)

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

The following announcement is from Great Schools in Wake County,  part of Wake Up Wake County.

This Saturday, October 16. 2010. at the McKimmon Center from 8:00 to 12:30, Great Schools in Wake is sponsoring a free Public Forum. This is your chance to learn about “Costs and Consequences: What’s at Stake for Wake.”

Presenters include former school board member (more…)