Farm tour comes to town Sept. 20-21

WAKE FOREST — The 9th annual Eastern Triangle Farm Tour, sponsored by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and Whole Foods Market, will give participants a behind-the-scenes look at 27 sustainable farms in Durham, Wake, Franklin, Granville and Person counties — including...

Gator sighted in Falls Lake

FALLS LAKE — It was just like Jaws. An alligator sighting over the weekend had some people afraid to go in the water. But unlike in the fictional movie, this sighting was captured on tape by the fisherman who brought up more than he bargained for. “We did receive a report of an...

Erik reaches milestone

Family still amazed by community’s support during baby’s transplant and recovery. By Kathi McCorkle Every baby’s first birthday is special, but Erik Larsen’s is considered by many to be a miracle. The son of Colleen and Carl Larsen, Erik may be better known as the grandson of...

How do you like to play?

Town seeking input about future of parks and recreation. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — The town is looking for people with vision. In particular, they want people to share their vision for the future of parks and recreation in Wake Forest. Tuesday night at town hall, consultant...

Recruits needed for battle of the boats

Sept. 13 Falls Lake Fest adds canoe challenges. By David Leone FALLS — Paddlers of the highest degree are desired for a Jug-Oar-Knot canoe race and tug-o-war to take place during the annual Falls Lake Festival. The seventh annual nature and conservation fest takes place from 10...

Painter revives ancient art

Panel painter Nancy Farantatos on artists’ tour this weekend. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — Nancy Farantatos is helping to revive an ancient art. And she’s doing it because she loves to doodle. And paint, build and frame. Farantatos, whose works will be on display at Sunflower...

Police need help

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the subjects shown in these surveillance camera images. The individuals are wanted for questioning in connection with the theft of several backpacks from Walmart, 2114 S. Main St.,...

If faced with sink or swim decision, don’t be afraid to swim

Roving As a continuation from last week’s column about making major decisions, I worked in accounting at the Pennsylvania Railroad for five years in Philadelphia, and my art schooling was only one evening a week — hardly enough to become an artist. Then came an offer from my big...

CHERUBS close market

Members and supporters of Wake Forest-based CHERUBS rang the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange Friday to help raise awareness for the charity. Founded in 1995, the Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support is the largest nonprofit...

Novant top fundraiser

LOUISBURG — Novant Health was announced as the top fundraising business team for Relay for Life of Franklin County at the wrap-up event Aug. 26. The Novant Health team raised more than $5,400 to donate to Relay for Life. Fundraising events included jeans days, chili cook-off,...

Business Briefs – Sept. 4, 2014

Cotton Company looking for talent The Cotton Company, 306 S. Main St., is taking applications for artists and musicians for next year’s Art After Hours. Art After Hours occurs every second Friday of the month and allows artists and musicians to display their gifts, network with...

Activities abound for seniors

WAKE FOREST — September is a busy month at the Northern Wake Senior Center. •AARP Smart Driver course takes place Sept. 11, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. •Constitution and government class starts Sept. 11, 9:30-11 a.m., and runs 10 week...

Woman’s Club back in action

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Woman’s Club, an all-volunteer, nonprofit community service organization, will begin its 2014-15 meetings tonight at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month (September through May), and...

Band of Oz kicks off concert series

LOUISBURG — The Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center (JPAC) at Louisburg College announces the lineup for the 2014-15 Allen De Hart concert series. •Sept. 26 — North Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame inductees, Band of Oz. •Oct. 16 — American Idol’s 2013 winner Ruben Studdar...

Calling all photographers

RALEIGH — The Downtown Raleigh Alliance, in cooperation with the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Raleigh Convention Center, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the City of Raleigh Economic Development Office, the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, is...

American Legion delivers for kids

Monica Cash, a member of the American Legion Riders and of American Legion Post 116, partnered with Walter E. Cole American Legion Post 187 in Wake Forest to collect school supplies for the children of Warrior Transition Battalion soldiers at Fort Bragg. The supplies were taken...

Bikefest returns to downtown

WAKE FOREST — A motorcycle rally is planned for Sunday, Sept. 21, from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Wake Forest. The Motorcycle Cruise-In will be centered around Lumpy’s Ice Cream at 306 E. Wait Ave. The business is owned by Neil “Buck” Buchanan, an avid motorcycle rider. In addition to...

Dive in, doggies!

RALEIGH — The Kerr Family YMCA hosts its annual Doggy Dive In Friday, Sept. 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Furry friends are allowed to swim and play in the outdoor pool, and a dog wash will be provided by Dirty Dogs Spa. Gift bags and a raffle will add to the excitement, and hot dogs...

Town to pay 1/3 mil for downtown property

ROLESVILLE — Coming out of closed session Tuesday night, commissioners approved the purchase of 101 W. Young St. for $335,000 according to an e-mail from Town Manager Bryan Hicks early Wednesday afternoon. The property, which has a 1930 building locals will recognize as the...

Blow the dirt off your cartridge

Let’s take a walk down memory lane for a moment. Remember the time when video games were sold as cartridges? Seems like ages, but it was only a little over a decade ago. Atari console was the first system I ever played and it had the infamous cartridges. Putting data on a device...

This Week In History – Sept. 4, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Federal and state agents raided an illegal still west of Youngsville, arresting eight men and destroying 12,000 gallons of mash, including 700 gallons of whiskey. One man...

Library News – Sept. 4, 2014

Library kicks off busy fall In addition to events at the Wake Forest library (400 E. Holding Ave., 919-554-8498), events are planned at East Regional Library (946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, 919-217-5300), and North Regional Library (7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh,...

Catch a flick Friday

WAKE FOREST — First Friday Flix returns to the Renaissance Centre Friday, with a screening of Madagascar. The movie starts at 7 p.m., and concessions including popcorn and soft drinks will be available for purchase. First Friday Flix movie screenings are free and open to the...

Free mammograms Oct. 3

RALEIGH — The mobile Rex mammogram unit sponsored by The Wake Weekly will provide free mammogram screenings at the Power of Pink Tennis and Golf Event Oct. 3 at the TPC Sports Club in Raleigh. The fundraiser kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and proceeds raised will help...