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TheBeltlineBuzz                 August 1, 2011

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Give Me a "G" - The Green Chair Project
First Friday Events - August 5
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JLR Cookbook


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Give Me a "G" - The Green Chair Project


Reused Furnishings to Renew Lives: Are you looking for a meaningful The Green Chair Projectway to donate?  No, we're not talking about the tacky novelty ornaments or National Geographics you've lovingly treasured since birth.  We mean gently-used household furnishings that can be reused by those in need throughout our community.  The Green Chair Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, makes the furnishings available at a low cost to individuals and families identified and referred to The Green Chair by its partner agencies. This allows the recipients to transition to self-sufficiency, with dignity, as they furnish their home and create nurturing environments for themselves and their families.


The GREEN GIRLS: The Green Chair Project was co-founded by Jackie Craig and Beth Smoot in April of 2010. Jackie and Beth are both trained as real estate stagers and in that work, they consistently observed that many people have too much "stuff" in their homes. Yet it is sometimes hard for people to part with their unused items because the items are still good and could be used by "someone".


KEY FACTS:  (1) Your home is probably a clutter clinic in need of a major space lift. (2) Nearly 80,000 residents (8.8%) of Wake County are living at or below the poverty level, unable to purchase even basic items for their homes. (3) According to the EPA, furniture accounts for over 9 million tons of waste in our landfills.  (4) The Green Chair Project helped over 50 families affected by the April 16 tornado refurbish their homes and expects to help over 50 more in the coming months.


ITEMS NEEDED: Kitchenware, Microwaves and Small Appliances; DiningThe Green Chair Project Donations Tables & Chairs, Bed frames, Headboards and Dressers; TVs - less than 5 years old; Couches, Side Chairs, Ottomans; Coffee Tables & occasional pieces, Lamps (light bulbs and extension cords appreciated too.), Linens (please wash prior to donating), Home Accessories, and Cleaning Supplies.  Sorry, CANNOT Accept: large appliances, toys, mattresses, office desks or file cabinets, computers or other electronics, or damaged items.  For a complete list, click here.


WHERE TO DONATE: The Green Chair Project warehouse is in downtown Raleigh at 1319 Capital Blvd. (standalone building with a long green awning) next to MacThrift Office Furniture store. Regular Drop-off Hours; every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am - 5 pm, the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 9 am - 1 pm (or by limited appointment).  Pickups (Not Free - but for a reasonable donation) can be arranged.


FOR MORE INFORMATION (Donate, Make a Contribution, or Volunteer):  Phone: (919) 809-7982; E-mail:; Website




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Eat Your Art Out - August 5 First Friday Events


What's better about Downtown Raleigh's First Friday - the art or the restaurants & retailers?  In our opinion ... It's a draw.  Friday, August 5 is another chance to enjoy one of Raleigh's most popular evening escapes.  Exercise your artistic license and pay attention to the fine print (below).  And remember, save a horse, ride the R-Line.


CHEROKEE CARVERS: TRADITION RENEWED: Watch a stone-carving Cherokee Carvers Maskdemonstration, learn about Cherokee artistic traditions and listen to traditional Cherokee stories at the N.C. Museum of History during the opening of Cherokee Carvers: Tradition Renewed, a traveling exhibit from the Asheville Art Museum . Light refreshments will be provided during this free First Friday program on Aug. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. Please call 919.807.7853 or RSVP to


Gallery C:  Now open at its new location, 540 North Blount Street in Raleigh's historic Russ-Edwards House (c.1901).  Mark your calendar for the upcoming James Augustus McLean (1904-1989) Retrospective exhibit, August 11 - September 21.  McLean was a North Carolina artist and teacher. Primarily known for his American Impressionistic style, McLean also embraced many other mediums and styles from his haunting tonalist nocturne paintings to his deco stone sculpture. A large group of his coveted modernist ballet dancers in ink are well represented.


ArtSpace: Dawn Gettler is our Summer Artist-in-Residence. Her ExhibitionDawn Gettler - Artspace will be on display from August 5 - September 3. Visitors will have the opportunity to see Dawn Gettler's work on a series of sculptural paper installations develop over the course of her residency. Her exhibition will open with a First Friday Gallery Walk on August 5, 6 -10pm.  Also check out the Sweets From a Stranger Alison Overton Exhibition and the Carbon Load Jenny Eggleston Exhibition.


The Collectors Gallery:  Looking for the perfect gift for a recent graduate, a soon to be bride or just for you? The Collectors Gallery offers a large variety of one of a kind items created by North Carolina artists.  Glass, pottery, jewelry, textiles, sculpture, metalwork, woodwork and more!


Adam Cave Fine Art - BLOCK PARTY: A celebration of the block print Adam Cave Block Partyincluding works by Joseph Cave, Andy Farkas and John Gall.  The gallery is pleased to exhibit works by three North Carolina printmakers as well as historic Japanese works from the 19th and 20th Century. Color and black and white works in both Eastern and Western traditions will be shown including woodblock prints, linoleum block prints and wood engravings.


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Worth Fall 2011Worth Falling For - Worth Fashions  


It's Hot, Hot, Hot and so are the Fall Fashions with Worth! Sophisticated, sleek, modern styles and fabrics that will make you Cool, Cool, Cool for all occasions! Preview the Fall Fashions at  Make your appointment now for August 2-11 with Peggy Fain 919.833.6833, Email or Ann Proctor 919.417.6455, Email. Website.  







Perpetual Home Care is the ideal solution for elderly or disabled individuals who want to maintain their independence and dignity by Perpetual Home Carecontinuing to live in the comfort of their own homes.  They perform confidential initial assessments, where we develop a personalized, collaborative Plan of Care with the guidance of their clients and/or family members. They are licensed, bonded and insured to ensure the highest level of comfort to you and your loved ones. In addition to the basic background checks,they perform a CQA assessment on each caregiver hired. Services include:
·Meal Preparation
·Light Housekeeping
·Errand Services
·Grocery Services
·Transportation Assistance
·24-Hour Live-In Care Availability
·Medication Reminders
·Therapeutic Activities
·Free Initial Assessment
·Quarterly RN Supervisory Visits included with Care Plan
·Assistance with Dressing and Bathing
·Personal Hygeine
·Range of Motion Exercises


Callie Lowe Designs - Handcrafted jewelry in rich gold hues characterizeCallie Lowe Blue Bauble an ever-evolving style paired with vibrant gemstones. Blended with unexpected geometric and textural manipulation, each collection reflects unique qualities wearable for every woman. Click Here and shop online.  Callie Lowe Designs Ph: 404-520-5554. Start Shopping Now!


McKenzie Tribe - Now having a Hot Summer Sale!! McKenzie Tribe Summer Sale Select items 20% - 50% off!! McKenzie Tribe has pique knits, shorts, blazers, shoes and much more on sale now. Please come in and check out their great selections of fabulous menswear.  





Now We're Cookin' Ya'll Hungry? Then be our guest for a second helping of Raleigh's favorite recipes, by purchasing a copy of You're Invited Back JLR Cookbookcookbook. The Junior League of Raleigh created this beautiful cookbook loaded with menus to choose from, whether planning a casual picnic, elegant dinner, or holiday brunch. Some of the recipes are new and some have been handed down through generations of families here in Raleigh. You're Invited Back for another round of Southern hospitality.  Where to purchase 'You're Invited Back': Taylors in Glenwood Village; Lavender & Lace, Bailey's Fine Jewelry, Charlotte's and The Bargain Box in Cameron Village; Francis King, Charlotte's, Tyler House, Quintessentials & Monkee's in North Hills; The Paper Company in Holly Springs; the NC Museum of History gift shop; A Southern Season in Chapel Hill; The Angus Barn; and Quail Ridge Books and The Wine Merchant in Ridgewood Shopping Center. Or to order online Click Here


Congratulations to Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales! Landmark Auction for Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. Conducted their first million dollar sale with their June 18th Summer Catalogue Auction. Gross sales hit 1.15 million dollars!!  Held at the Leland Little new auction gallery at 620 Cornerstone Court, Hillsborough, NC.


The Pampered Chef - Hiring even in this terrible recession! Business is ABUNDANT! Join The Pampered Chef in July for as little as $80 AND get a $225 Stainless or Executive NonStick Family Skillet for FREE! don't know if you don't try on our apron!!  Call 973.703.6329. Christine Rooney,  Website


ArtSource Fine Art presents an Artist Demonstration with Suzanne Morris on Sat. & Sun., August 20 &21, from 1-5pm, and the month long "Waterways" exhibition (August 1-30) featuring works by Suzanne Morris and ArtSource gallery artists. Free Event. ArtSource 4351-101 the Circle at North Hills Street, Raleigh.  





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