June 18, 2012
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Summer Cool
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Congratulations Webb Simpson....  US Open 2012 Champion!  
Raleigh NC is surely proud of You!

To Bee or Not to Bee   


Summer Cool


Wake up the creative side of your brain!  School years are fast pace for gaining knowledge and cramming it all into the right side of your brain. It's summer time now and the brain waves on your left side are itching to get a move on!   They're going to show you they too can make you a star pupil... but in a vacation groove way.  Therefore, it's now time to sign up for some great classes that will keep you and your kids out of trouble and wake up the creative side of the brain.  


Beyond Brown Bag Puppets

Kids crafts have come a long way since the paper plate masks and brown bag puppets of our youth.  ARTHOUSE is an art studio for children ages 3 to 7 in downtown Raleigh.   Classes focus on teaching artistic creativity through the combination of sensory stimulation ... sound through music, sense of ARTHOUSEtouch, smell, taste and sight.  ARTHOUSE stimulates creativity through various mediums ranging from watercolor, paint, pastels, pencil and recycled found objects.


A unique curriculum has been created to balance the study of art through awareness to form, tone, color, pattern, line and shape.  Each student will be taught artistic projects, according to the appropriate skill and age level, in an intimate small-class setting.  ARTHOUSE will allow children to experiment with self-expression and creates an environment where the boundaries of artistic creativity can constantly be pushed.  Through the stimulating atmosphere and projects, students will become curious, confident, independent and creative decision makers.


Kalesia Kuenzel, director of ARTHOUSE, has focused her international studies and professional career on teaching creative and artistic expression to children.  Kalesia has a master's degree in Global Innovation Management with a professional background & bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from NCSU.


Register for classes & summer camps now.

ARTHOUSE: 716 W. Hargett St. Raleigh, 27603.  Contact: Kalesia Kuenzel: Phone: 919-821-2212, Email, Website 



More than Just the Fabric of Our Lives 

If you love the idea of homemade but lack the skills to make anything other than a bed, then you need to meet Nan Alexander of Pins & Needles Studio.


The grand opening of Pins & Needles was just a couple of weeks ago, introducing the Triangle's first sewing class venue in the heart of Raleigh's Five Points area. The studio is contempPins & Needles Studioorary, comfortable space for students to learn hands-on sewing techniques under the guidance of an experienced classroom instructor.  


Pins & Needles Studio seeks to foster and encourage a love of sewing.  The goal is to introduce people of all ages to a creative experience; one that they will want to build on as they become more proficient.  The studio is a place where sewers can come to learn, share and enjoy being with others in a creative and enjoyable atmosphere.


Pins & Needles MonogrammingPins & Needles provides teaching and guidance for youths and adults in all skill levels.  They offer sewing and design classes, from the fundamentals to the intricate.  Courses will change routinely as students become more efficient and express interest in various techniques.


Monogramming is also a specialty at Pins & Needles Studio specializing in classic, artistic monogramming and lettering for all occasions.  They offer a variety of monogrammed items for purchase as well.  The studio prides itself on creating beautiful monograms sewn on beautiful fabrics.


Sewing has been a lifelong passion for owner, Nan Alexander and as a teacher she's second to none. Nan taught at Broughton High School for 40 years and headed its clothing and fashion curriculum.   


Pins & Needles Studio: 518 Pershing Rd, Raleigh, 27608, Phone: 919-412-9617

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Getting Down and Dirty

For all HGTV fans hooked on watching reality home improvement shows; this studio is calling you!  TC Artworks Design Studio is dedicated to teaching you the skills and providing the knowledge and tools to help you accomplish your artistic goals.  With 1 or 2 day workshops in their 1700 square foot TC Artworks Faux Finish Classworking studio, classes are designed for the do-it-yourselfer, novice or beginning finisher who is looking to give a room or piece of furniture a new look or new purpose.  Sign up for classes in faux finishing, painted furniture, mural art, and other artistic concepts.


TC Artworks Design Studio has workshops for the busy professional who would like to add a "punch" to their existing portfolio and stay current with the ever-changing trends.  Their teaching atmosphere is fun and energetic.  They keep class sizes small to ensure the student gets the attention they need.


Tamara Clary Clark, owner is one of the professional faux finishers who's a master of the elegant Old World style.  Tamara specializes in professional faux finishing, contemporary finishes, patterns and design.  She is an accomplished muralist and is among several faux finishers who are adept in art instruction for new and developing faux finishers.  Her custom artwork has been highlighted in local and national publications over the past 27 years.


Contact TC Artworks Designs for various classes and schedules.

Studio Location: 212 Powell Drive, Ste. 130 Raleigh, 27606, Phone: 919-783-1000,  Website.



Chew on this!

Cooking Classes by In Good Taste Cooks lets your child experience an edible education!  Learning comes alive in the kitchen as kids explore their culinary creativity.  Emphasis will be placed on exposure to new foods and learning to be independent in the kitchen.  Your child will bake, sauté, In Good Taste Cooks June 2012mince, dice, and simmer!


In Good Taste Cooks is offering 6 great weeks of cooking camps this summer for ages 8-16.  Lots of great recipes, skills, and techniques will be taught.  Your child is guaranteed to both learn and have loads of fun!


Julie Gilbert, owner of In Good Taste Cooks has recently been certified as a kid's nutrition specialist and will use her new accreditation to aid me in teaching your children.  She attended La Varenne Culinary School in Paris, France.  Upon her return, she opened a cafe and catering company and continued to teach cooking classes.    

Sign up soon as classes are filling quickly.  

In Good Taste Cooks: Julie Cochrane Gilbert owner, Phone 919-649-7430, Website.



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It's Show Time ... Z-Team Going Viral with YouTube Video 'Call Me Maybe'


Is there anybody alive who hasn't seen at least one version of a 'Call Me Maybe' parody? Don't worry if you answered "yes".   Until a week ago, neither had the doctors at Zaytoun Orthodontics

Call Me Maybe
Call Me Maybe

However, rather than sit on the sidelines, they decided to join the craze with their own YouTube video.   Click on the video arrow* below and let their patients, doctors, staff, and family make you smile and tap your feet.   Since posting, response has been outstanding with views reaching Europe.  Talk about viral!     * Note:  Per copyright rules, you can only view this on your computer (versus phone, i-Pad).


Caution - Addictive Song:  The song."Call Me Maybe", by Carly Rae Jepsen appeals to all generations and will have you singing it in the shower or in the car.  This "Z-Team"  YouTube video embellishes the spirit of the song and adds its own themes which could be borrowed from this season's hit TV series.  It is easy to see that this is "No Ordinary Family".  "The Event" includes more scene changes than "Boardwalk Empire" and features children "Running Wilde" through their extraordinary office.  The synchronized dance numbers are reminiscent of Michael Jackson's "Thriller"; not some lame "The Walking Dead" parody.  This clearly shows the professionalism, camaraderie and fun spirit that makes Zaytoun Orthodontics unique.


Feel free to share it with All your friends ... and visit the Zaytoun Orthodontics website or call 919.782.6911 to get more information (offices Raleigh, Cary, Garner).  YouTube link: .  Like us on Facebook


Enjoy and pass it on!



Hentertainment - State Farmers Market in Full Summer Swing


Q) Why does a rooster watch TV? A) For Hentertainment!  Hidey Hoe good neighbors.  TheLee's Produce helper true badge of a healthy 'hood is whether it can support an open market.  And sell sticky buns.  Well, the best time to switch to your summer menu is now as the State Farmers Market is in full summer production.  It is the place where you can buy good quality, fresh produce, check out the Market Shoppes, socialize with friends, and dine at the State Farmer's Market Restaurant.  And for the record? The Farmers Market sells sticky buns.  Check out all the stands and buildings and be sure to stop by the following:


Lee's Produce:  This family owned and operated farm specializes in growing, harvesting, and selling good quality fruits and vegetables.  The farm is owned by brothers Marshall and Ronald Lee and is located right on the Johnston/ Sampson county line in the little community of Meadow NC.     The Buzz sampled their sweet corn and it was heavenly.  From asparagus to zucchini,  Lee's Produce is sure to satisfy and make your family meals special.  Website Bakery


My Kids and Me Bakery: Famous for their caramel cake and chocolate cake, this vendor also offers fresh baked sour dough bread, cinnamon bread, cheese breads.  Just follow the crowd (with the sweet tooth) to 1209 Agriculture Street.  Like us on Facebook 


Q) Why did the cow jump over the moon?  A) The farmer had cold handsState Farmers Market: 1208 Farmers Market Drive, Raleigh; Open 7 Days A Week 9:00 am - 5pm; Website 




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CT Weekends Sale  June 2012 CT Weekends - Big Sale!  All Michael Stars tees and Jag shorts 30% off!  Sale runs Monday, June 18th through Saturday, June 23rd.  CT Weekends in Raleigh's Cameron Village, 437 Daniels St.  Ph: 919-787-9073.  Hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat.  Like us on Facebook 


The Raleigh Beehive Girls First Meetup!  Thursday, June 28th from 5:30pm until 7:00pm..  Hey Future Beehive Girls!  Are you ready to just let loose and have a great evening? It's time to call your best gals and let them know where to be and let your hair down! Call a babysitter, get it down in your books, put it on your smart phone calendar and don't double bo...ok!! Do NOT miss this first event of the Raleigh's First Beehive Girls Meetup!  Prizes, Gift Cards, free stuff will be well worth your time... oh yea... one more thing, CASH BAR!!! yes, get yo'drink on (responsibly).  We can't wait to meet you and "celebrate the power of girlfriends"!  The London Bridge Pub, 110 E. Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 Click Here to RSVP. 


Hunt & Gather Corn Pitcher Hunt & Gather on Bernard Street holds a Save After Six Shopping Night on the third Thursdays of each month.  On the third Thursday of each month you will find great markdowns, refreshments, and friendly faces at Hunt & Gather, 1910 Bernard Street, Raleigh 27608.  

From 6:00 to 8:00 pm, many dealers will have 20% and more off on selected items. Don't miss this opportunity!  Website. 

Kenna Custom Painting, Inc.  is available to tackle your residential painting needs.  With their great crews that perform very professional jobs on residential homes, you won't believe Paint Sampleshow quiet and unobtrusive they are.  So if you have that "itch" to freshen up your home, interior or exterior before springtime, contact them now.  Call 919-855-0082 or Email:  Website. 



Simply-Refined BlogJoin My Blog Simply-Refined:  I am an Interior Designer that can inspire and help you with your designs and decorating needs.  Call  Zaytoun Interiors if you're finally ready to decorate or re-decorate your home or office.  What's your style?  If you're not sure, I can help you tap into your inner self and find what makes you want to come home.  Website, Email, Phone: 305-793-8510.  Visit our blog

St Marys HousePrice Reduced $599,000: 2748 St. Mary's St. Raleigh, 27609. Ideal Location! Walk to great schools, greenway and North Hills! Renovated in 1995. New paint/ refinished floors. DR w/FP, LR/Sunroom & large FR. Large White Kitchen w/granite & subway tile backsplash. 5 bedrooms. Private quaint backyard -wooden play equip, greenhouse, climbing trees, Covered Carport, & 1car garage, 2 decks, fully landscaped.  Contact: Jill Rekuc, Olde Raleigh Real Estate at 919-389-0555.  Website.   


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Performance Edge: If you are a fan of the hit television show, "Glee," you can experience Raleigh's own version of the show right here on the stage of Fletcher Theatre! Performance Edge presents its14th "Summer Showcase Show" on Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Fletcher Theatre at the Performance Edge June 2012Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. More than 80 students, from grades nine through college sophomores, auditioned for the intensive week-long Summer Showcase.

40 of the Triangle's most talented students - from more than 25 area schools - were selected and will be featured in the "2012 Summer Showcase Show" that has something for everyone! Accompanied by a live professional band, these gifted young people will perform choreographed group selections as well as individual spotlight solos; everything from choreographed, showchoir numbers, to Broadway favorites, to oldies, to movie, to country, and to pop! This show is directed by Lisa Blair-Hawkins. Reserved tickets are $25; Reserved Student/Senior Citizen tickets are $20; General Admission tickets are $18; Student/Senior Citizen (over 65) General Admission tickets are $15.   Tickets are available at the door.

For information, call (919) 369-1616. Website.


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