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TheBeltlineBuzz               December 27, 2011

In This Issue...
Time Capsule: First Night Raleigh
End of an Era
Live Music Venues
The Bargain Buzz

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First Night Raleigh

Leland LIttle Auction Jan 4 2012
The Mint  

Tir Na Nog

Certain Things 

BeeHive Girls

Fork and Barrel

Hunt & Gather


 Bailey's Fine Jewelry  

Simply Refined Zaytoun Interiors

McKenzie Tribe in North Hills
Olde Raleigh Real Estate


 Safe Haven Dec. 2011  

JLR Cookbook

Medlin-Davis Cleaners

Our Lady of Lourdes Open House  

Kenna Custom Painting
Zaytoun Orthodontics
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Time Capsule: First Night Raleigh 2012


Your New Year's Eve memories are always fuzzy at best. But that doesn't mean the entire year has to be a wash. Gather friends and family for 2011's last hurrah at First Night Raleigh 2012.  Get a jump start on your resolutions and excise those recession demons.


Ferris Wheel- La Grande Roue de ParisMore Than Acorns & Fireworks: First Night Raleigh is a community celebration featuring performances in 28 indoor and outdoor venues throughout downtown Raleigh. The December 31 festival includes the early afternoon (2 - 6pm) Children's Celebration, early & late countdowns, the People's Procession, music, dance, theatre, the giant Acorn Drop, and fireworks.  Main stage performances peak with The Pimps of Joytime rocking the scene until midnight with their unique "Janxta Funk"; a blend on Latin rhythms, funky grooves, and hot dance beats.  What better way to bring in the New Year!


How to "First Night":  Plan in advance by visiting the website for full schedules and to purchase online passes($9) up to December 30th.   You can also buy them at area Harris Teeter stores, Rite Aid Pharmacy, andGold Leaf Sleigh Ride First Night other listed sites. At the event, Adult passes are $12, Children (ages 6-12) $10, and Children 5 and under, free.  The First Night "button" is your all access pass to all events and shows.  Food vendors are located on Bicentennial Plaza and in several locations along Fayetteville Street.  Ample parking is available throughout downtown and there are plenty of information tents (selling passes and official First Night T-Shirts) and security to provide directions and keep you safe.


What to Do? ... What's NOT to Do?: There's the Children's Celebration (crafts, performances , and interactive activities starting a 2pm) including Brien Engelthe First Night Circus and the Owl Tree.  See downtown Raleigh like never before by riding the "La Grande Roue de Paris" - a 90 foot giant Ferris wheel.   Catch a ride on John Wesley Smith's horse-drawn sleigh as it makes a loop around the historic North Carolina State Capitol. And, of course, enjoy all the evening performances taking place throughout downtown including Brian Engel - Glass Harpist (Capital Bank lobby & sponsored by The Beltline Buzz).  The Onyx Club Boys hit the main stage at 5:45 with an encore performance at 8pm.  The early countdown and fireworks are at 7pm clearing the way for the late night gaiety and festivities.


Information: Box Office Phone: 919.832.8699; Website; Online Passes  




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End of an Era - Clark Art Auction Wed., Jan. 4th 


We've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is; Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales Ltd. is hosting an on-site auction in Raleigh Clark Art Auctionat Clark Art on Wednesday, January 4th at 6:30 pm. The bad news... Clark Art is closing their doors for good after serving Raleigh for over 88 years.


A little history: John Albert Clark established Clark Art in Raleigh in 1923 as a picture framing business. After World War II the business transitioned to the second generation, Doris Clark Walker and Owen Walker Jr. Clark Art began offering contemporary traditional oil paintings and prints. In the 1970s, the third generation, Owen Walker III, added to the contemporary oils with antique oil paintings, antique watercolor paintings, and fine art hand-produced antique prints. In Mr. Walker's words: "After 88 years of serving our friends, it is time to retire."  


Please plan to join Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales Ltd. and fellow Clark Art, Raleighcollectors on a special Wednesday evening to celebrate a Raleigh art gallery legacy and take an important work of art home for your collection. Click here for Sale Catalog.  


Sale Date and Time: Clark Art On-Site Auction, Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 6:30 pm.
Sale Previews: Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 4:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Absentee & Telephone Bid Deadlines: Clark Art On-Site Auction, Tuesday, January 3, 5:00 pm.  Telephone, Absentee, and Live On-Line Bidding are available for this sale.  Website.  

Clark Art location: 300 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27603, (Across the street from Zely & Ritz.)



Skate Date - Winterfest Ice Rink  


Set a date to ice skate at the Raleigh Winterfest Ice Rink which remains open till January 29th.  You may want to take note of these dates and Winterfest Ice Rinkevents below to get the most out of your winter fun day.


Sledding Sundays (select dates): will create a winter wonderland on January 8 and January 15 from 12 noon-4 pm (free with skating wristband).


Two for Tuesdays: Skaters will receive one free admission to the rink with the purchase of one paid admission (includes skate rental).


Live Music Wednesdays: Enjoy live music at the rink from 6 pm-9 pm.


Stroller Skate Thursday Mornings: Parents and babies share outdoor fun! Skate and push a strollers on the ice from 10 am-11 am.  


Date & Skate Thursdays: Free carriage rides with skating wristband from 6 pm-9 pm.


Rock Around the Rink Fridays: DJ Paradime from Pulse 102 will rock the rink from 6 pm-10 pm.


How do they do it? For the past three years Polar Ice House has transformed downtown Raleigh's City Plaza into a winter wonderland with one of AT&T Raleigh Winterfest's most exciting attractions, the outdoor ice rink. Every year over 20,000 skaters take the ice for holiday cheer, but what goes into creating and maintaining this famous outdoor ice skating rink?

3 days to construct rink
2 days to build ice sheet
5 miles of piping to make up the rink floor
150 man hours to build

150 ton chiller to keep the ice frozen


To find out current conditions of the ice rink and for times opened Click Here to At&T Raleigh Winterfest facebook page. Like us on Facebook        


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 Fall Savings at McKenzie Tribe: The fall season is here, and so are great Johnny-O Shirtsselections of new clothes & accessories at McKenzie Tribe! New items from Johnny-O, Bird Dog Bay, Collared Greens, A Tail We Can Wag, Peter Millar, and more! Fall Woven Shirts - 40% Off. McKenzie Tribe has the perfect outfit for Basketball games, Holiday Parties or a night out on the town. Please stop in the store and to see the new fall line. Website


Let's Get Organized.  Make your first resolution for 2012 to get organized Ottoman with storagein your home.  Call Zaytoun Interiors if you need help re-arranging all those fabulous books and accessories you received over the holidays or if you're finally going to take the plunge and re-decorate the family room, now that all the kids have flown the coop! Website, Email:, Phone: 305-793-8510.




ArtSource kicks off the New Year with a fresh series of work from Angela Nesbit

Charlotte, NC based artist, Angela Nesbit. In addition to her present work in our gallery, eleven of Nesbit's newest still lifes, landscapes, and figurative pieces will be on display. This feature exhibits her painting's soft edge characteristics, and shows off her recent, more abstracted works. We invite you this wintery season to warm up with colors of Angela Nesbit. The Exhibition will be on display during the month of January.  


ArtSource North Hills is located in the North Hills shopping center at 4351-101 The Circle at North Hills St. Raleigh, NC 27609. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 10-6pm, and Sundays, 1-5pm. Phone: 919-787-9533. Website. Email.


4000 Ebenezer Church Rd 3 Acre Family Estate on Ebenezer Church Rd... Selling 2 Homes separately or together as one package at listing price of $1.13.  4000 Ebenezer Church Rd. - $739,900. 3940 Ebenezer Church Rd. - $399,900. Contact: Jill C. Rekuc, Owner/Broker, Olde Raleigh Real Estate,3940 Ebenezer Church Rd LLC. 919-389-0555, Email. Website.

The Perfect Christmas Gift: Raleigh's favorite JLR Cookbook recipes from The Junior League of RaleighYou're Invited Back is a beautiful cookbook loaded with menus to choose from, Incredible Turtle Brownieswhether 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; Charlotte's, 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.

THe Mint MartinisThe Mint Restaurant: Live Jazz on 1st Thursday of the month! Thursday's are Jazz nights with half price on lounge menu and live music.  Remember, parking is no problem when having dinner at The Mint. Please use their Complimentary Valet Parking just outside of their door. The Mint is located at 219 Fayetteville Street. Raleigh, 27601. 919-821-0011.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I recognize the unmet needs of Julie Massarellithose who're wrestling with dis-e
ase, mediocrity, and imbalance.  Clinical counseling at one's convenience allows the client a sense of comfort and control.  We can meet in my home office or in a location of your choice.  I look forward to identifying and overcoming everyday barriers of those who desire to move from potential to potency. Julia Massarelli Call:  919.621.5735 Email:



Queen Bee

Wedding Engagement - Beth Stevens to Shawn Billington 


Beth Stevens & Shawn Billington EngagementSenator and Mrs. Richard Stevens of Cary, NC announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Elizabeth Stevens, to Shawn Kenny Billington. He is the son of John and Lee Ann Billington of Cary, NC. Beth is a graduate of North Carolina State University. She works in Patient Services at Biogen Idec in Research Triangle Park. Shawn graduated from North Carolina State University. He is a Deployment Planner with CarQuest in Raleigh. The wedding is planned for June 30, 2012 in Wilmington, North Carolina.



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