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                                      March 24, 2014

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A Spring Tweet - 13th Annual Birdhouses on Parade at The Carolina Inn


Looking for signs of spring? Then bird is the word! The Carolina Inn is attracting flocks of people that will feast their eyes on close to 100 one-of-a-kind birdhouses and feeders crafted by dozens of North Carolina artists. The 13th Annual Birdhouse of Parade is from Tuesday, April 1st through Monday, April 21st. Drop by anytime to see these wonderful creations.


Luxury real estate - With NC artists creating beautiful houses fit for a 'bird'... it's a wonder they're flying south in droves relocating to the Triangle! These houses are not just for the birds... they're for you to see as well. And here's who's building them.


Marina Bosetti studied sculpture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and received a B achelor of Fine Arts in 1982. She resides in Raleigh running a custom ceramic tile business, Bosetti Art Tile, and making birdhouses. Visit her website or call 919.414.8950 for more information.


Right Photo: Striped Pagoda - Elegant light and dark green stripes give this large, round bluebird house a  simple charm, but the textured, metallic black pagoda roof adds enough whimsy to give it some edge. Tough enough to withstand the elements, but designed to make hanging and cleaning easy.


Robert S. Shuping a North Carolina native has been working with wood for over 30 years. In his shop, he builds one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and creative wood turnings including birdhouses, bowls, boxes and other unique items. All items produced are available to view or purchase here on his website.


In addition to wooden crafts, Robert builds custom homes and renovations in the Chapel Hill and Durham area. He's a "hands on" licensed general contractor, providing custom trim details, built in cabinets, creative decks and other special features.


Artist Beth Greene's "Dwellings" range from the Piedmont to the Coast of North Carolina. The wood and shells used on her creations have been found and collected along North Carolina's Crystal Coast. Beth has been recognized with various awards including her birdhouse creation "Tar River in the Fall" which just won the News & Observer Birdhouse Competition in the Adult Best of Theme category. Website. 


They're so flocking cute! With more artists such as Mark Burnham, Hebo's Folkart Shop, Allen Hobbs, Wolfgang Langheinrich, Nest Dwellings, Old South Birdhouse Company, RSS Woodworks, Skidworks NC, Silver Palate Feeders and Wyldeheart Design, you won't want to miss this Parade of Homes for the birds!  


So bring your chickadees and head to The Carolina Inn April 1-21. Website.  


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Play That Funky Music - 7th Annual Raleigh Blues Festival - March 29


Blues Music ... Sometimes sad and mournful, but in other cases fully energized and   bursting with electric-guitar-fueled vigor. It's the basis of rock 'n roll, hip hop, rap, heavy metal, and jazz. On Saturday, March 29, the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts hosts the 7th Annual Raleigh Blues Festival with Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, Latimore, TK Soul, Theodis Ealey, The Klass Band, and Maurice Wynn. These acts ("Beach Music" example below) showcase the music that reflects not only hardship, trouble and strife, but also perseverance and strength of character. An evening with these fabulous performers will help you get in touch with your true spirit and soul. Showtime in Memorial Auditorium is 7pm. Website 


Mel Waiters- Hole In The Wall
Mel Waiters- Hole In The Wall


Brew Ha Ha - World Beer Festival Coming April 5 to Moore Square

North Carolina is now one of the hottest beer markets in the country and All About Beer   Magazine brings the World Beer Festival (WBF) back to Raleigh on Saturday, April 5 at Moore Square, Downtown! The WBF will serve up some of the World's Best Brews (250+ World class beers) along with Educational Seminars from the nation's leading beer experts. Find, taste & discover the beer of your dreams, listen to live music, and enjoy food from local food trucks and venues. General Admission:$45 - Tasting glass with unlimited 2oz tastings & Access into the Art of Beer Experience; VIP Admission:$90 also includes access to The VIP lounge in beautiful Cobblestone Hall in City Market (A/C, private bathrooms!), Traveling beer dinner, and a Festival commemorative gift. Website 



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Bailey's Fine Jewelry will be hosting an Estate Jewelry Show featuring vintage, antique and contemporary jewelry at its Crabtree Valley Mall store on Friday, March 28 and at their Cameron Village store on Saturday, March 29.
Bailey's Fine Jewelry at Crabtree Valley Mall Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12pm-7pm. At Cameron Village: Hours Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5:30pm. Website

Homes For Sale - Olde Raleigh Real Estate

For Sale Olde Raleigh

4101 John S Raboteau Wynd:$699,000, MLS # 1919943 /4012 SF /4bdrs /3.5bath
3800 City of Oaks Wynd: $599,900, MLS #1898395
3610 SF /4bdrs /3.5bath 

4123 Gardenlake Dr:
$730,000, MLS # 1926138
4222 SF /3bdrs / 3.5bath / Fin Basement
Contact: Jill Rekuc, Olde Raleigh Real Estate, Phone: 919.389.0555, Email:, Website:
Antiques at Five Points - Closing its doors by end of March
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.


Fresh on Friday at NOFO - Family Night in the Cafe is Every Tuesday night from 5pm-9pm. (The Blue Plate's spaghetti specials) Children eat for Free with purchase of one adult's entree and beverage.    

NOFO @the Pig at Five Points - 2014 Fairview Rd. Raleigh, 27608. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun.10am-3pm. Website.   


Please Join Team Raleigh Pet Sitters & come Walk with them Sat. April 19 at 11am in Moore Square. Click the JOIN OUR TEAM to sign up to walk. Or you can Sponsor Raleigh Pet Sitters Team by donating to support the SPCA. The SPCA of Wake County is a No-Kill organization. Thanks to support from donations, the SPCA of Wake County is able to help thousands of animals that need us.

Raleigh Pet Sitters - Website.  


Join C.T. Weekends for ANARKH Trunk Show this Friday and Saturday, March 28 & 29. Come and  meet Ana and Cee and discover their stunning designs.  

C.T. Weekends: Cameron Village, 437 Daniels St. Raleigh, 27605

Phone (919) 787-9073, Hours: Mon-Sat. 10am-6pm. Website 



At Certain Things ...your home for cute clothes - Cool Spring Sweaters for our cool spring weather! Curio, Project J, Avalin, Mechant, Michael Stars, Relais - Such style, such color, such great prices...Just for You! They're so cute, they won't last long, so come and get 'em!

Certain Things of Cameron Village: 404 Daniels St. Raleigh, 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.  



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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