Sound of Music comes to Franklinton

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Area Community Theater (FACT) presents The Sound of Music Nov. 14 and 15 at Franklinton High School. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. The nonprofit theater group’s production includes more than 40 children. Admission is $5 per person....

Discovery Point opens

WAKE FOREST — Jan and Hong Chen have opened North Carolina’s first Discovery Point Child Development Center at 1212 Heritage Links Drive. The location is Discovery Point’s biggest daycare center: 13,200 square feet capable of handling between 230 and 240 children ranging in age...

It’s bazaar time again!

WAKE FOREST — It hardly seems possible, but holiday bazaars and craft fairs are just around the corner. Here’s a sample of what’s coming up: •St. Ives Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 505 Capellan St. Proceeds will go to the Tri-Area Ministry food pantry....

“The Nutcracker” comes to Rolesville

ROLESVILLE — The City Ballet will present Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic The Nutcracker Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, at Rolesville High School. Friday’s performance takes place at 7 p.m., and Saturday’s performances are at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Nearly 100 City Ballet student...

Feeding Franklin food drive underway

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The United Way of Franklin County is hosting its annual fall food drive, Feeding Franklin, through Nov. 21. Locations to donate food for the drive are at each Franklin County library branch, each town hall, the Louisburg Senior Center and Union Bank in...

Business Briefs

The Cotton Company hosts holiday market Saturday The Cotton Company is set to host its second annual White Street Holiday Market Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The shopping event gathers more than 75 vendors under one roof, and is a Trinity Award winner for best public event....

Used book sale Saturday

YOUNGSVILLE — The Friends of the Youngsville Library will hold a used book sale Saturday (Nov. 8), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the library. A sneak peek sale takes place Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone wanting to donate books for the sale may drop them off starting Oct. 27....

The beat-up roasting pan

by Cara Perciaccanto Growing up, I was my mother’s “sous chef,” learning the recipes handed down through our generations. My grandmother passed the torch to my aunt, who then passed it to my mother. As if in the Thanksgiving Olympics, the torch is now in my possession, and I...

USPS announces Christmas shipping deadlines

RALEIGH — With Christmas less than two months away, the U.S. Postal Service has released mail deadlines to help customers ship the 15.5 billion cards, letters and packages expected to be delivered in time for Christmas. The Postal Service recommends the following mailing and...

Beware official-looking scam mail

RALEIGH — North Carolinians are receiving official-looking fliers that appear, at first glance, to be from the government. The fliers contain information about property they own including the address, the year the house was built, and its square footage. Recipients of the fliers...

Rolesville cooks up fireworks fundraiser

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Fireworks 500 Club announces the 2015 publication of a new community cookbook, Taste of Rolesville. The cookbook will feature collections of local family and friends’ recipes, and all proceeds from the sales will benefit the Rolesville 4th of July...

Ben Franklin Society meets Nov. 13

KITTRELL — The Ben Franklin Society’s annual meeting takes place Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Lynch Creek Farm Cabin, 1973 Rocky Ford Road, Kittrell. Guest speaker Steve Stadelman, an environmental scientist at Novozymes, will discuss the origin, nature and implications of...

Ball joins Village Pharmacy staff

WAKE FOREST — Village Pharmacy is adding a familiar face behind the counter. Randy Ball, of Wake Forest, will be joining Pharmacist Art Minton, bringing more than 30 years of experience as a practicing pharmacist for CVS. Ball and Minton worked together for six years at the Wake...

Food truck rodeo returns Sunday

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s second Food Truck Rodeo is scheduled for Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Renaissance Centre parking lot on South Brooks Street. After July’s hugely successful inaugural event, even more trucks are scheduled to participate this time. Savory food...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Academy to hold art expo Rising Star Christian Academy has scheduled a free community art expo tonight (Thursday), 3-7 p.m. The event will feature live entertainment, face painting, student artwork for...

Secret workshop for kids Nov. 15

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre is hosting a class especially for Santa’s little helpers Saturday, Nov. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. Santa’s Secret Workshop for Kids will offer children ages 5-8 the chance to craft a handmade surprise for mom, dad or another special...

Johnson receives DAR award

WAKE FOREST — The General James Moore Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Oct. 21 at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. Mike Johnson was guest speaker for the meeting. Johnson leads or is active in many groups, including the Wake Forest Community Response...

Harkins completes training

WAKE FOREST — U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Payton A. Harkins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies,...

Bright Ideas grants awarded

YOUNGSVILLE — Wake Electric has awarded select teachers in Granville, Franklin, Johnston and Wake Counties a grand total of $53,557.59 in Bright Ideas education grants to fund innovative classroom learning projects. Area winners include David Sander from Wake Forest High, Lori...

Birthplace society holds annual meeting

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest College Birthplace Society held its annual meeting Oct. 12 at the Wake Forest Historical Museum on North Main Street. Society President Tom Parrish welcomed 110 guests, followed by former society President Susan P. Brinkley’s invocation of Holy...

Library News – Nov. 6, 2014

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, 919-870-4000). Most programs are...

Get tickets now for breakfast with Santa

WAKE FOREST — Breakfast with Santa is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 6, 8-10 a.m. at the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club, 325 S. Wingate St. The event will include pancakes, story time, entertainment and photos with Santa. Holiday attire is encouraged. Tickets are $5 each, or $20...

Student and mom stitch up fundraising quilt

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Farm Bureau agent Steve Arrington is pictured with the handmade quilt he won with his bid of $175 at Monday night’s Snow Scholarship auction hosted by Wake County Farm Bureau. Also pictured is Maren Jensen, a freshman at Wake Forest High and member of...