March 5, 2012
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The Big Do-Over: March Madness at the ACC Tournament
Everyone wishes for a "Do Over". Even the poor Duke soul (who decided to flash Austin River's 3-point dagger on the Jumbotron before the ACC championship game) might be having second thoughts ... It fueled UNC's 18 point smack down victory! No matter. We live in Tobacco Road and at this time of year the clock is reset to zero. It's game on at the ACC Tournament!
Where else in the country do grown men and women arrange their March work calendars around the tournament brackets (that is if they actually show up for work). Throughout the cubicles, radios are blaring the play-by-play and the video conference rooms (showing the games) are standing room only. So what's at stake? Only pride, bragging rights, and for some ... the only hope they have for their team to get to the big dance. No pressure.
Of course, the Thursday/Friday games are only the prelims to the weekend. The sports bars around the Triangle cater to the excitement and are a great place to join the revelries and rivalries. Pick your poison at one of the following (or pack your bags for Atlanta). Remember, next year the ACC tournament is back in Greensboro.
Tobacco Road Sports Café - downtown Raleigh & Durham: Brothers Amra are unwavering in their insistence that as much emphasis be placed on the menu as what's on the wall-to-wall television screens that surround guests in the Tobacco Road bar. Website
Tir na Nog - Raleigh: Sometimes it helps to have the Luck of the Irish behind your team. Turn your red or blue (uniforms) into green and down a pint or two. Website
Carolina Ale House - Brier Creek, Cary, Durham, North Raleigh, Raleigh, Wake Forest:: Ale Yeah! Always a good pick for any occasion, Carolina Ale House truly shines during the big sports events. Website
Time Out Sports Bar & Grill - Holiday Inn, Chapel Hill: Time Out is a Chapel Hill institution and their Sports Bar & Grill is a fan favorite. Check out their famous Time Out chicken and fixin's while watching the hoopla. Website
Sammy's Tap and Grill - Raleigh: NC State fans need to rally and hope for a season saving run. No better place to rally the red than at Sammy's. Website
Non-State/Carolina/Duke fans? ... Here's you sign! What's a Clemson, Miami, UVA, or BC fan to do? Well, WRAL has a website for you with popular bars where you will not be ashamed to fly your colors. Good luck! WRAL link
Need More? Click for a large list of ACC favorites from Sports Tavern.com. Sports Tavern Link
To Bee or Not to Bee
Smile Makers - A Zaytoun Orthodontics Specialty
Zaytoun Orthodontics has been in the "Smile Business" longer than anyone else in the Triangle. For over 50 years this family practice has been creating beautiful, signature smiles. Siblings Dr. Mary Paula Zaytoun and Dr. Henry Zaytoun, Jr. along with their father, Dr. Henry Zaytoun, Sr. have treated over 25,000 happy patients. They specialize in giving first, second and third generations of families their very own signature smiles ... one important smile at a time.
It's a family practice that treats all patients just like they are a family member. From the moment you come to their office, Zaytoun Orthodontics treats you as if their office is your home. They strive to make you feel welcome whenever you walk into any of their three offices in Raleigh, Cary or Garner.
Community Compassion: Zaytoun Orthodontics is truly blessed by the wonderful families and friends they have met throughout the years. A commitment to give back to the Triangle is a number one priority.
St. Timothy's Kindergartners "Brace" for the Future: Getting your teeth straightened means No Fear! That's what Zaytoun Orthodontics showed St. Timothy's Schoolkindergarten students during their annual Field Trip on Friday. The kids zoomed through 5 'hands-on' learning stations while teachers and parents observed or just relaxed in the "Ortho Café" (sipping lattes and checking The Buzz on their wifi emails). In just one hour and 30 minutes, the kids experienced...
1) I See Bones! - Examine x-rays of skulls, teeth & other body parts. Tour x-ray machines and see how a mold of your teeth is taken.
2) 'White Brushin' - Properly brush the teeth of large puppets.... Beware!! Occasionally the puppets spit back (water)!
3) Mold Your Own - Pick out a cookie-cutter shape, use the same pink goo that's used for impressions of teeth, fill your shape, let it harden and take it home.
4) First Bling! - Get a bracket (silver brace) light-cured on a tooth. It pops right off ... but that's how it's done! No Pain... No Fear!
5) I Luv My Doctor! - Dr. Henry is soooo nice and funny! Each student gets a few minutes with him while he checks their teeth. Parents, too, can ask questions and get advice.
6) Games and Goodies - Students leaves with goodie bags full of teeth-related activities ... bracing themselves for a lifetime of healthy teeth and beautiful smiles.
St. Timothy's and Zaytoun Orthodontics have partnered in this Field Trip for 9 years. It's fast, fun, and hands-on ... giving these kids a great head start!
Celebrate, Celebrate, Come to the Music: For the past 10 years Zaytoun Orthodontics has shown that they believe that Music too makes you smile. As the major sponsor for The Raleigh Fine Arts Elementary Choral Celebration this annual event is open to all elementary schools in Wake County.
On the evening of March 21st and 22nd at 7:00pm, 16 elementary school choral groups (totaling approximately 1000 students) will perform before a filled house in Raleigh's Meymandi Hall. This is a once in a lifetime experience... to perform in the state-of-the-art concert hall where the NC Symphony plays. As Dr. Mary Paula describes it; "When I hear the beautiful voices of these children, I think I've been given a gift... a little slice of heaven."
If you've never attended, you may want to come this year. It's free to the public. Their voices are heavenly. We promise it will make you smile!
Raleigh Fine Arts Society - Website
St. Timothy's School - Website
Zaytoun Orthodontics - Website
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Certain Things North Hills is Closing - All merchandise must go! Owner, Jill Harris is taking time off to spend with family. She wishes all her valued customers farewell. Stop by to say good-bye and for some super bargains. But don't worry... Certain Things in Cameron Village is full of your favorite designer women's apparel. Jill's parents (owners of Cameron Village store) are ready to serve you with chic and trendy designer denim, tops, tunics, sweaters, jackets and much more.
At their Cameron Village boutique you'll discover your new favorite pair of jeans or that unique dress you've been looking for that personifies the fun but funky flair you were after. With Lu Harris' passion for fashion and warm inviting shop, you'll love shopping at the Cameron Village Certain Things.
404 Daniels Street, Raleigh, 27605. 919-828-5055.
2012 NC Artists Exhibition Winners Are...
Garden of Earthly Delights
Joyce Wilkins Pope Grand Prize - $2000
Cart Savage - Canons
First Place Painting - $1000
N. Lee Ball - Purvis & Carlotta: Love & Marriage
First Place Photography - $1000
Eric Tomberlin - Garden of Earthly Delights
First Place Sculpture - $1000
Colleen Black Semelka - Flow
First Place Mixed Media - $1000
Patrick James Crowley - Artifact of a Voyage: Observatory of Luxor to Nightingale Island: May 28, 1885
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Meet the BeeHive Girls! The Behive Girls stationery and gift line is a fun colorful way to celebrate the power of girlfriends! These girls each have a special personality, with a humorous and positive message to share with all the amazing women in your life.
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March 14, noon to 1 p.m., Express Library, 336 Fayetteville St. - Annie Nice, a true Irish lass, will present a bit about the history of the Emerald Isle, St. Patrick's Day and the upcoming book, The Operative, by her son, the best-selling author Andrew Britton. Annie will discuss growing up in Ireland, what her country is like today, and her favorite places and pubs to visit there. Here in Raleigh, Annie is Events & Wedding program manager at Tir na nOg and will share a crust of Irish soda bread with us for good luck. Free admission.
Raleigh Hall of Fame: It's time to nominate your favorite inspiration, hero or mentor to the Raleigh Hall of Fame Class of 2012. Their mission is to induct individuals and non-profit organizations, past and present that have made significant contributions to the City of Raleigh. Nominations are due on March 15. The Induction Ceremony is on October 1 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Website
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