Archive for November, 2010

15th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Catch the Excitement of the 15th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration!

Scores of American Indian dancers will fill the plaza outside the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh this Saturday, Nov. 20, at noon. The brilliant colors of their traditional regalia will transform the space as they move to the rhythm of drum groups nearby. With beadwork glistening in the sunlight and ribbons flowing, their dance steps will represent centuries of American Indian heritage and culture.

This lively scene is part of the 15th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum’s largest annual event showcases musicians, artists, storytellers, dancers and others from North Carolina’s eight state-recognized tribes. The day’s activities include performances, craft demonstrations and workshops, hands-on activities, food and much more. Admission and parking are free.

Learn about the contributions of the state’s American Indians, past and present. With something for all ages, it is the perfect way to celebrate American Indian Heritage Month. For more information and a complete schedule, go to or call 919-807-7900.

New Bern Avenue Corridor Study public workshop – Dec. 2nd.

Friday, November 19th, 2010

New Bern Avenue is a historic gateway and heavily used transportation corridor in Raleigh, but is beginning to show signs of wear. A study of the New Bern Avenue corridor from Swain Street to Wake Medical Center will explore ways to renew the corridor. The preliminary goals are three-fold: (1) to identify ways to improve the appearance of the corridor, (2) to support pedestrian, bicycle and transit uses along the corridor, and (3) to stimulate economic development initiatives and revitalization in the area.

The City of Raleigh will host a public workshop to present the current conditions in the study area and to facilitate a discussion of the issues and opportunities along the New Bern Avenue corridor. Your thoughts about the corridor are important to refining the study’s purpose. We hope that you will attend this workshop to share your ideas and vision for renewing this gateway corridor.

Mark your calendar and plan to participate:
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Milner Memorial Presbyterian Church
1950 New Bern Avenue
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

If you would like to attend, please register.

Mordecai Historic Park Interpretive Center public hearing – Nov 30th.

Friday, November 19th, 2010

A public meeting will be held on November 30, 2010 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at

Trinity United Methodist Church
824 North Bloodworth Street

to review the proposed location and solicit public input for the Interpretive Center at Mordecai Historic Park, One Mimosa Drive, Raleigh.

Comments and questions are welcome and may be sent to: parkplan at raleighnc dot gov

Please specify Mordecai Historic Park Interpretive Center in the subject line

2010 Raleigh Christmas parade

Friday, November 19th, 2010

The 2010 Raleigh Christmas Parade will be held Saturday November 20, 2010. Join us for the largest Christmas Parade between Washington, DC and Atlanta.

Presented By: Greater Raleigh Merchants Association

Date: November 20th, 2010 Rain Date: November 21st

Start time: 9:30 A.M.

East CAC meets tonight: Holiday Social!

Monday, November 15th, 2010

The East CAC will have its November meeting tonight at 7 PM at Lions Park, 516 Dennis Avenue.

We’ll hear our usual inspections, parks, and police news. We’ll then hear from the folks from the Shoppes at Brookside at the corner of Brookside and Glascock, talking to the community about the condos being
finished and the businesses folks would like to have there.

Following that we’ll have our annual holiday social, where you can enjoy some food and meet your neighbors. It should be a great time.

Come on out tonight and bring a neighbor if you can! See you there!

Draft East CAC Minutes: October 2010

Monday, November 15th, 2010

East CAC Meeting Minutes
October 2010
Submitted by Secretary Sue Sturgis

The East Citizens Advisory Council held its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18 at the Lions Park Community Center. About 50 people attended, with a handful there for the first time. The September minutes were approved. Chairman Mark Turner recorded the meeting, with video available at

INSPECTIONS: Someone asked about an abandoned shopping cart left on the street; Inspector Dudley Winslow said to call him and he’d take care of it. Regarding a burned-out house at Culpepper and Kennington, someone attending the meeting said his family has connections to the property and reported that rebuilding is set to get underway soon.