The Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina will be holding “Secure Your ID Day” for individuals and small businesses on Saturday, April 18. ProShred Security and Cintas Document Management will be doing the shredding. The event will take place at Ridgewood Shopping Center (anchored by Whole Foods) from 8:00am to 1:00pm.
"Shredding personal documents is a simple, effective way to protect your most valuable asset-your identity," says Jim Klemes, general manager of ProShred Security. "With ID theft increasing among Americans, it’s imperative to take steps now to safeguard yourself."
In case you missed the Travel Channel’s Man v. Food episode that featured The Pit and The Roast Grill, you can catch it tonight at 9:00 pm.
The outgoing Raleigh mayor is concerned about his legacy. Troubled by the growing population and growing traffic problems, the mayor has decided to make rail transit his top agenda. The strategy is to create a rail line with numerous, 1-mile in diameter, dense, new developments.
This concept, known as a “string of pearls” in planning circles, aims to get people out of their cars, and into efficient trains. “If the developments have the right mix, it is conceivable that one could need a car only when they leave town,” said city staffer Diane Toluvia.
This futuristic concept, the mayor claims, would be his biggest legacy to his city. “If I could be remembered as ‘the guy who gave Raleigh a pearl necklace’, it would be my greatest legacy and something my family could cherish for decades to come.”
In May the City of Raleigh will begin widening Wake Forest Road from I-440 to Hardimont Road. “We will be adding two more lanes, which will greatly relieve congestion in the area,” said traffic engineer Holly Dayin. The city will not actually widen the distance between the curbs, however. The street will be repainted with more, but narrower lanes. Dayin explained,“The extra space between today’s narrower cars is wasted and can be put to much better use.”
The City of Raleigh passed a measure today to adopt the Metric System in all capacities, including Metric Time. Director of Operations Dennis Toffice told the media,”All of our measurements in distances, water use, and time will, from now on, use Metric.” Water bills will show Liters used and property will be measured in hectares (1 acre = 0.407 hectares)
In the mayor’s address to the media, he addressed why the move was made. “We are one of the only countries in the world not using the metric system. We thought that we should lead the rest of the country in hold hands with our peers around the world in adopting a system that offers simplicity and quality. We figured that since the digital TV transition went so smoothly, we should go ahead and implement this change as soon as possible.”
A partnership between some of the area’s biggest blogs has been formed. Gogoraleigh, newraleigh, raleighing, raleighmsa, raleighconnoisseur, and raleighskyline have decided to join together and create one superblog. “We looked at what supergroups like Asia, Damn Yankees, and the Power Station brought to rock, and thought we could do the same for blogging,” said blogger Ben Lyon.
The new blog will be called newgogoraleighconnoisseurskylining.com. Daily features will include redundant photos, concert announcements, and tyrannical rants with which nobody agrees.
The State of North Carolina announced today that it is turning over the maintenance of I-440 median vegetation to the Wake County Seniors Garden Club. The club needs your help, though. President Peter Pantz asks the public for any donations of flashlights, knee pads, and high-visibility orange vests. The group plans to barricade the early morning left lane closures with their own cars. Safety is a concern for the group, however. Pantz said,“This should be plenty safe for us. People are used to changing lanes when they see a slow-driving Buick in the left lane. The only difference is that the cars won’t actually be moving.”
On Saturday the inaugural Parade of Palladians home tour will begin. The festival showcases the many ways Palladian windows can be used above a front door of a house. Tour Director Herbie Hind said,"The homebuilder’s association gets repeated requests about Palladian window installations after last year’s rumor (that the City of Raleigh had banned Palladian window installations). On the contrary, the Palladian window is alive and well, and this tour will showcase the many ways someone can use these. We aim to answer many questions."
The tour includes 58,000 homes in the Raleigh area. Hours are 9:00 am thru 5:00 pm Saturday.
The News & Observer recently reported that K&S Cafeteria at Six Forks and Strickland will be closing soon. The landlord, Scott Shawn DeRocks today, announced that he already has a replacement for the space: a Mexican cafeteria. “Las Líneas” will open some time this summer and will feature various types of Mexican food in a cafeteria setting. The national chain is known for charging not per dish, but rather by how much the plate weighs at checkout.
Raleigh is no stranger to lists centered around the best places for business, best places to live, best places for singles, etc. However a national list has been published and it doesn’t give the crown to Raleigh. Quilting Magazine has named Cary to the top of two lists: America’s Best Place for Quilting, and America’s Best Places for Macrame. Magazine spokesman Lou Stooth said they gave high marks to Raleigh’s neighbor for it’s lack of distracting nightlife, outstanding cable TV service, access to cafeterias, and its proximity to an airport with daily non-stop connections to Branson, MO.
The NCAA today announced the host cities for the 2012 NCAA Women’s tournament, and Raleigh has been selected, once again, to host regional finals. NCAA spokesperson Tina See said, “After 2,659 packed the RBC Center for the Louisville/Maryland regional final Sunday in the RBC Center, it is only natural for a rabid women’s basketball hotbed to see some more action.”
The NCAA is looking into cost-cutting measures, however, for future tournament and has stipulated that the next NCAA event in Raleigh be held in Dorton Arena. Also photography will not be permitted in the venue so that pictures like this don’t hit the internet.
A decade ago we saw the American movie theater’s next evolutionary step, stadium seating. The next wave, which promises to make all current theaters obsolete, arrives to Raleigh next year in the North Hills East complex. “Rotheater”, as it’s called, is a new concept where a circular theater rotates around a cylindrical screen. “The concept’s seed was the Carousel of Progress at Disneyworld.,” said Epic Entertainment Tech Director Boyd Schidt. “American’s are tired of static theaters with static screens.”
The concept is sure to take hold quickly given the shortening of Americans’ attention spans. Schidt’s son, a North Hills spokesman (affectionately known as “The Little Schidt”), said this particular installation will feature four separate pie-wedge shaped theaters. Each fourth of the circle will be separate from the other fourths, and will watch one movie on their screen. After 15 minutes the theater will rotate around the stationary screen set. So, each quadrant will watch a different movie for 15 minutes. Patrons stay for two complete rotations. “This way everyone gets to see a little bit of all of the movies we have,” said Schidt.
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