July 1, 2014
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4th of July in Raleigh
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The Right Stuff
The Bargain Buzz
4th of July!!!
The 'Works! July 4th on Fayetteville Street and Red Hat Amphitheater 

Free event - noon till 11pm

If you're staying in town this weekend, you'll want to celebrate in downtown Raleigh! Take a look at the many events scheduled throughout the entire day. 


From live music all day long, to hot dog eating, watermelon spitting and ice cream eating contests, to Fireworks viewed at Fayetteville Street and Red Hat Amphitheater; there's something for everyone!


Bring your family and friends and have a great safe and fun Fourth of July! 

Click Here for full schedule and details.



To Bee or Not to Bee:
We apologize to this new author for the typo. How ironic to misspell a key word like 'author'...when writing about one. 


Paradise Found

True Love Comes Knocking - Raleigh Romance Author Gets Published

The man of your dreams won't appear on your doorstep (unless you have a thing for dudes in FedEx shorts). But that 'mid-day honk' you've been fantasizing about just may sweep you off your feet while reading Michele Summers' new novel, Fine My Way Home.


Find My Way Home debuts it's new release TODAY at Amazon.com, Books-a-Million, and Barnes&Noble. Treat yourself especially if you're a lover of Southern, romantic comedies.   


Summers, a romance author enjoys writing snappy dialogue in an unpretentious way with smooth connections that will keep your nose in her books to the very end. Her comical, outlandish settings and situations will have you laughing (LOL)...literally. 


We caught up with this Raleigh author for a few Q &A's.


Why do you write romance comedies?

A: It's all about entertainment for me. When I read romance, I want to be entertained and have a good laugh. The real world is always waiting when I finish, so it's nice to escape (if only for a little while) and live out a fantasy or two. I try and write for the same reasons. I mean, come on, show of hands...how many of us wish we were that girl with that guy? Don't leave me hanging... I know you feel the same way.


What is the biggest misconception in being a published author?

A: This has been a long and arduous journey and to paraphrase Maya Angelou, "A lot of hard work goes into a fun read." But the work is only beginning. In today's publishing world, the author spends tons of time promoting their own work...basically pimping themselves out. The more I sell the better my numbers for obvious reasons, but also the more reviews I receive helps boosts my "exposure". And I'm mainly talking about Amazon because, let's face it, Amazon rules the world. (especially in publishing). Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, etc. all sell my book, but Amazon's reviews count the most.  


How can we help you out? (That means YOU!)

A: Please buy the book, read it if you want, but if it's not your cup of tea, give it to someone. Or use it to line your bird cage...


Then please leave a review on Amazon. I don't care if it's not 5 stars; the more reviews the better. Reviews show Amazon there's action and action translates into more exposure.


What are you currently working on?

A: I'm currently writing the third book in the Harmony Homecomings series (Sourcebooks Casablanca). 

The first one, Find My Way Home releases July 1st! "giddy with happiness"! After reading about Bertie and Keith's funny adventure and attraction, Not So New in Town will follow and release in February 2015. Lucy and Brogan are both coming home with no intentions of staying. And finally, there's Vance and Katie's story and things get complicated and heated as Vance tries to finish his third bestseller and Katie messes with his creative muse. Oh yeah. It's hard to write when you're so distracted...right?


Michele Summers, Find My Way Home: buy this book or ebook at amazon.com, Books-A-Million, and Barnes&Noble

Website.   Like me on Facebook  Follow me on Twitter

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca.


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The Right Stuff - Tasty 8's July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest
No Gutsy, No Glory: Last year at Nathan's Annual July 4 Hot Dog Eating Contest, Joey Chestnut downed a world record 69 hot dogs (& buns) in 10 minutes. Doing the math, Chestnut ate 20,010 calories, 1,173 grams of fat and 48,990 miligrams of sodium.  A normal American is not supposed to consume more than 2,000 calories, 200 grams of fat or 2,300 milligrams of salt per day.  But July 4 is not about normal. While Joey may be up in Coney Island, there is another dog food massacre set to occur on Fayetteville Street ... the Tasty 8's Hot Dog Eating Contest. Hot dog eating gladiators will have eight (8) minutes to devour as many classic dogs in a bun as possible.  Come watch the competitive stuffings at 2pm and 7pm on at Tasty 8's hot dog joint (see below).  The gorging will be glorious (or grotesque) and the Cost is Free.  
Opening Very Soon: Tasty 8's Gourmet Hot Dog Co. is a new hot dog joint opening at 121 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh in the old Spize Café spot. Tasty 8's will feature 8 types of dogs, 8 styles of beer, 8 tasty shakes, and fries accompanied by 8 mouthwatering dipping sauces. This good time establishment will celebrate community and offer creative twists on all the American Classics. Order online or stop in for super fast takeout.  For more information, visit their Website or go on their Facebook.



The Root Cause - NOFO On The Road Summer Series


NOFO On The Road - Summer Series: NOFO is proud to support and promote NC's   local farmers, growers, artisans, designers & entrepreneurs and to showcase their products in their cafe, food market and store. NOFO On The Road is their way of introducing customers to the folks who supply the wonderful products. Think of it like going back to your roots ... literally. Check out these terrific outings.


Saturday, July 12 - Snow Hill, NC
- Farm tour at Nooherooka Natural Farm
- Dinner on-site at the Benjamin W. Best Country Inn & Carriage House
- Overnight stay & breakfast optional
- Dinner and Farm Tour $50 per person (gratuity not included)
- Now accepting reservations!


Thursday, July 31 - Rougemont, NC
- Farm tour & cheese tasting at Elodie Farms
- Dinner on the Porch - Chef Michael Saunders of Just One More Bite
- More details coming soon


Friday, August 8 - Kinston, NC 
- Tour Mother Earth Brewery & Beer Garden
- Dinner at The Chef & Farmer
- More details coming soon
Make reservations for these Summer Series Outings at NOFO (Website) or by calling at (919) 821-1240. To arrange to spend the night and enjoy a country breakfast at Nooherooka Natural Farm, call (866) 633-0229. If you wish to arrange group transport, call White Horse Transportation at (919) 782-5893.

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Summer 2014 Fashion Tips: Wide Legged Pants - You call them palazzo pants... at Certain Things they're called Fashion! Paired with a plain colored top and cute sandals, makes them perfects for any summer situation. 

Certain Things - Cameron Village, 919-828-5055. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am- 6pm, Sun 1-5pm. Website.



9/11 NEVER FORGET Exhibit

9/11 Mobile Museum - July 23-26, 2014, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free, Outside the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh.


In 2013, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation created a traveling exhibit as a tribute to all those who sacrificed on September 11, 2001. The 9/11 NEVER FORGET traveling exhibit is also a tool to educate America's youth about the historic events of that day. The memorial provides interactive education; including artifacts, news and video recording, and live tours from FDNY heroes. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is committed to ensuring WE NEVER FORGET and that America's youth understand the sacrifice of many on that day.


For more information or to book the exhibit for your school, camp or community group please Email.  

nofo @the Pig  Nofo @ the Pig - The weather's perfect for dining on the deck! Come on out and enjoy delicious food and beautiful weather!

Nofo @ the Pig: 2014 Fairview Rd. Raleigh 27608. Phone: 919-821-1240. Website.



Homes For Sale -Olde Raleigh Real Estate 

Under Contract 4301 Stewart Ellison Wynd $669,000, MLS# 1948555
3381 SF 4bds / 3.5 bath
Reduced 4123 Gardenlake Dr $700,000 
4222 SF /3bdrs / 3.5bath / Fin Basement
Under Contract
4101 John S Raboteau Wynd:$699,000,  MLS # 1919943 /4012 SF /4bdrs /3.5bath


Contact: Jill Rekuc, Olde Raleigh Real Estate, Phone: 919.389.0555, Email: jill@olderaleighrealestate.com, Website: www.olderaleighrealestate.com. 


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.  

Email: Stephen.J.Waters@SunTrust.com 


Core Results 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, Email:info@coreresults.net, Website.   


Jitty's Boutique - Annual Spring and Summer Clearance! 

30%-50% Off Entire Stock of Spring and Summer clothing and accessories.

Jitty's Boutique: 2014 Cameron Street-2 doors down from Baskin-Robbins in Cameron Village.

Phone: 919-839-6161, Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-7, Sun. 1-5  Website.





Kenna Custom Painting is available to tackle your residential painting needs.  With their 

multi-paint-cans.jpg 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: kennapaint@bellsouth.net.  Website.




Would love to share all the new trends and designs we've seen and created after our week at the High Point Furniture Market. Zaytoun Interiors can help put together a home you'll love, one room at a time. Whether you're starting out or starting over, call for help. Visit our 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. 


Mark your calendars and get ready! Cameron Village's annual Sidewalk Sale is back and bigger than ever. Sales will take over the Sidewalks of the Village on July 11, 12 & 13. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. We'll see you there! Webiste


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