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                                      March 3, 2014

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Pet Goods Worth Drooling Over - Throw a Dog (and Cat) a Bone


Keeping your pups groomed is no walk in the park. But they are your pride and joy. So we've got a few Pet Portrait by Allison Cranfill top-rated, coo-inducing, and just-plain-genius events and goods worth gifting four-legged BFFs of all species.


Custom Pet Portraits - Allison Cranfill, an artist and graduate from Appalachian State has a real knack for painting pet portraits. Provide her a few good-quality photos and she'll capture your furry friend's character-filled likeness on canvass. Call or email Allison to discuss having a custom pet portrait made of your kitty, pooch, pony and more ... all dressed-up in their best furs... a fashionable Pet portrait by Allison Cranfill touch, for a portrait you'll love to drool over!  

Allison Cranfill - WebsiteEmail  

(photos of paintings: above and to the right are both works by Allison) 


SPCA Dog Walk - It's coming sooner than you think. Mark your calendars for Saturday April 19th. It will begin in downtown Raleigh's Moore Square. They are running an early bird special to register right now for $25. Beginning March 10th the price goes up to $35. You get your walk number, a tee shirt and goodie bag from the SPCA when you sign up to walk.


Join the Raleigh Pet Sitters Team for the SPCA K9-3K Dog Walk to make this event even more fun. They participate every year and enjoy meeting new friends with different breeds of dogs as they all walk together towards the capital and around Oakwood. Visit Raleigh Pet Sitters website and click on the SPCA photo to go to their team's page to sign up. You don't have to have a dog to participate. You can also become a sponsor or just give a small donation to the SPCA. (Any size is appreciated!)  

Raleigh Pet Sitters - Website


Safe Haven for Cats March Rabies Clinic is just around the corner. Make sure to bring your cat in on Saturday, March 15th from 11am to 2pm for their $5 vaccine. Your cat's health is always top priority at Safe Haven for Cats.


While on the Safe Haven website, click on the 10th Annual Safe Haven Tuxedo Cat Ball which is taking place Friday, April 25th at North Ridge Country Club. Buy your tickets now!


Safe Haven for Cats - 8431-137 Garvey Dr. Raleigh, NC 27616,  Phone: (919) 872-7233. Website. 


Good Horse Therapy - Never Say Neigh is a wonderful feel good story about the year in the life of a Never say Neigh very opinionated horse and his owner. Each chapter is its own vignette spoken directly from the horse's mouth, detailing his adventures and thoughts along the way. It's humorous and touching and will put a smile on every animal lover's face.

Consider taking time from your busy life to move into the 'horse reality'! It can remove all the negativity of the day and give you reason not only to sleep well, but to look forward to the next day. Shifting your perspective ultimately can shift your life. If that's something you need right now, read this book!


Never Say Neigh - by Mary I. Farr. Website.



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Art to Art - First Friday Raleigh, March 7


Ever Feel Like the Nation's Experiencing One Giant Hot Flash?  Come on ... it's Cold, it's Hot,   it's Cold again ... And who would have thought that our daffodils would be in full boom in late February?  Maybe it's a sign that we need to fast forward the spring calendar and take the First Friday stroll in downtown Raleigh.   Exercise your artistic license and pay attention to the fine print (below).  And if the weather should change ... we'll all be cold frontin' in our bare necklines.


Spring into High Cotton Ties: Come celebrate High Cotton Tie's 2014 Spring Launch Party, March 7 (6-10pm) at its 19 W Hargett Street location. There will be live music, free beer and refreshments. Get a jump start on March madness with The Spring 14 Collection of fine linens, madras, and ginghams.  Customize your wedding attire or just chill in your cool, Southern Polo (100% NC grown and sewn).  Website
Welcome Back Hibernian Pub! Better than ever, on First Friday (March 7) the Hibernian Pub officially reopens its full menu and all day hours. Newly renovated and expanded after the fire, the Pub is ready to begin its new chapter in Glenwood South. Come by and celebrate with a wee dram or pint (or two). Luck Maith! Website
 With the fourteen oil paintings in a new solo   show, North Carolina landscape painter Joseph Cave reminds us just how different the color, light and mood is from one region to the next.  Cave's new paintings are full of mountain roads, Piedmont horse farms, one-street towns, and ambling creeks.  Website


Blake Street Shops - Nature Images by Guest Artist, Maria O'Farrell: A very talented  photographer, Maria O'Farrell's lens offers an intriguing view of a world people rarely see. In 2013, Maria's image "Antelope Man" was a top 10 finalist in the Annual Defenders of Wildlife Photo Contest, out of 6,000 submissions from all over the country.  Website
Rioja Tasting Event - Seaboard Wine and Tasting Bar: Come taste wines from one of Seaboard's favorite wine growing regions, Rioja Spain. Compare 8 regional wines along with small bites of regional cuisine. Event price $29 per person. Website 


Gallery C - New Oils & Watercolors by Katrina Schmidt-Rinke: An exhibition by a new, extremely talented painter. Katrina Schmidt-Rinke, from Savannah College of Art and Design, produces watercolors that are of an extremely high caliber and her oils are exquisitely crafted.  Check out her oversized cloud oil canvasses and watercolors depicting coastal marshes.  Website
Nicole's Studio and Art Gallery - Special Exhibit featuring Nicole White Kennedy & Dan Beck:  Nicole White Kennedy is renowned for her iconic NC Beach People & Carolina Ballet Series. Dan Beck is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America and is considered one of the top Contemporary Impressionists today.  Website
New studio location is 719 N. Person Street.




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Antiques at Five Points - Going Out of Business Sale 
It's happening now till the end of March!


After 22 years of being at Five Points, Antiques at Five Points is closing its doors. A jammed packed store filled with fine antique furniture and accessories at 30% to 50% OFF is ripe for the pickings! Shop for one-of-a-kind lamps, furniture, accessories, country, French and English antiques. A pair of wonderful Crab lamps perfect for a beach house, large old wall pockets from China made into lamps, pharmacy bottles from a little store down east and many other unique finds are waiting for you. Now is a perfect time to go'll come home with some great finds at super low prices. Happy hunting!


Antiques at Five Points - 2005 Fairview Rd., Raleigh, NC 27608. Questions: 919-834-4900.

Hours: Monday - Friday 11am - 4pm, and Saturday 11am-5pm.


Gardens, Grills & Grains - Urban Ministries of Wake County  

Mark your calendars now. Plans are underway for a delightful evening of entertainment at Gardens, Grills and Grains, the annual fundraising event for Urban Ministries of Wake County. The event will be held on Thursday, April 24, 6:30pm at the home of Annette and Fred Anderson in Raleigh. Plans for the evening include music, hors d'ouvres, and drinks including craft beers and an ever-popular auction. The event will also include a viewing of classic cars and microbrews. Urban Ministries of Wake County provides food and nutrition, health care and shelter for 24,000 citizens in our community who are living in poverty. For more information on sponsorships or to help volunteer for this event, contact Carol Schwartz: Phone: 919.256.2179, Email. Website.


At Certain Things ...your home for cute clothes - It's their "SPRING GRAND OPENING"! For starters, Lu loves the new Andrea Lieu! It's never been so colorful and fun. Add any of their colorful pants and jeans and you'll have to smile at how great you look! Then slip on one of Leota's fabulous print dresses and feel delicious. Come join in the fun of shopping at Certain Things... there's always a treat in store for you.

Certain Things of Cameron Village - 404 Daniels St, Raleigh, NC 27605, Phone: 919-828-5055. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 1-5pm. Website. 




1.99% Home Equity Line of Credit -Use for Home Improvements, Debt Consolidation, College Tuition and more. Call Steve Waters, Financial Services Representative phone: 919.233.2074 ext.4.  



Fashion Show & Luncheon - Join the ladies of C.T. Weekends on Wednesday, March 12th from noon - 1:00 p.m. at 18 Seaboard for a Spring 2014 Fashion Show and Luncheon. Tickets are $25 and include lunch and show. Please RSVP to 919.787.9073 or Email

Three Homes For Sale In Olde Raleigh

3800 City of Oaks Wynd: $599,900

3610 SF (3000SF down), 1.5 story, 'Ranch-Like' Traditional, 4bdrs/3.5 baths, Office, Bonus, 2-garage, Circ Drive, .35 Acre. (photo left)  

4308 Johnston Busbee Wynd: $1.195 or Executive Rental @


7,214 SF, Transitional w/ All Hardwoods, Gracious Formals, Keeping Room, Master Wing w/Gentleman's Office, 6 bdrs/5.5 baths, Children's Study, Fin. 3rd Floor, 3-garage, .57 Acre. (photo right)

4101 John S. Raboteau Wynd: $699,000

4,012 SF, Large Living Areas, Sunroom,4 bdrs/3.5 baths, Bonus,.52 Acre. (photo left)


Olde Raleigh features three beautiful lakes with centerpiece fountains, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, clubhouse, veranda and two tennis courts. 

Contact: Jill Rekuc, Owner-Olde Raleigh Real Estate



Phone: 919-389-0555


Core Results - Have you already given up on your New Year's Resolution? Don't worry, call Core Results to get going. These personal trainers are teaching people from all over Raleigh, Cary and the Triangle area how Core Results to meet their fitness goals. From kettlebells to TRX, everything is top of the line and brand new at the private Core Results studio. Call and make your first appointment for a Complimentary Session!

Core Results: 1330 St. Mary's Street, Suite A00, Raleigh, 27605, Phone: (919) 946-1737,, Website.   


multi-paint-cans.jpg Kenna Custom Painting is available to tackle your residential painting needs.  With their great crews that perform very professional jobs on residential homes, you won't believe how 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.



How to Decorate When You're Starting Out or Ready to Sell 

No need to feel overwhelmed. Michele from Zaytoun Interiors will help put together a  home you'll love, one room at a time. Few things in life are as daunting as decorating or staging your home. With so many options available and so many decisions to make, it's hard not to feel overwhelmed. Whether you're starting out or starting over, call Michele for some much needed help. Visit her blog Simply-Refined for inspiration. This Interior Design team will inspire and help you with your designs and decorating needs. Website.
Email, Phone: 305-793-8510. 


A Young Entrepreneur - Car Wash Service 

Car Wash It's time to get the salt & grime off your Cars! Call today!   

I am a High School student athlete looking to pay for my athletics. I previously had a very successful car wash business in Miami, FL. Now, I'm starting my business in Raleigh. I have all my supplies and I use professional products. If you don't own a hose, I will bring one. I clean the inside (vacuuming and cleaning all surfaces) and wash the outside. I will come to you. Prices: Cars $25, SUV's $30. Contact: Blaise Waters at or (305)903-1550 (texting is best!) For more info click here.

Did You Know?  For every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $68 stays in the local economy compared to only $43 if spent at a national chain. Please support our local businesses!  This is what the Beltline Buzz is all about.

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