December 22, 2014
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In the Presents of Greatness - Last Minute Gift Guide
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In the Presents of Greatness - Last Minute Gift Guide

Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year doesn't mean you have to panic .... yet! You've got your best friend. And Secret Santa. Your brother. Oh, and the parents. Plus that special someone. It's official: Your gift-giving list has reached max capacity and times a ticking!

Here's our gift guide that doesn't involve crowded malls, road-raged parking space fighters, or ho-hum gifts. But don't delay - this is worth a holiday rush!

Book-It for a couple of good reads
Head to the NC Museum of History and get the new cookbook, North Carolina: An Appetizing State. Within seconds of flipping through the pages, your mouth will be watering at this delectable collection of recipes, menus and traditions from cooks across the Tar Heel State. Luscious photographs and illustrations enhance this 192-page, hard-cover cookbook that's a treat for the eyes, as well as the palette. From new twists on old favorites to tried-and-true recipes that have been handed down for generations, there are plenty of delicious dishes for any gathering. Here's a small sampling of what's cookin:
Beverages: Salem College Iced Tea, Cheerwine Punch
Appetizers: Manchego Stuffed Dates, Zesty Pickled Shrimp, Artichoke Squares
Soups and Salads: Cold Cucumber Soup, Arugula and Watermelon Salad
Main Dishes: Alicia's Macadamia Encrusted Grouper, Neese's Sausage Chili, Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin, Joanna's Oriental Chicken Salad
Side Dishes: Brussel Sprouts With Bacon, Martha's Vidalia Onion Soufflé, Jill's Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Apple Streusel
Desserts: Southern Banana Pudding Parfait, Lady Margaret's Chocolate Mousse, Minnie's Caramel Cake

Cookbooks are available in the Museum Shop, located at the NC Museum of History. You can also order online at Cookbook proceeds benefit the NC Museum of History. Website
- the perfect gift to express appreciation for the people in your life who matter most.

In this heartwarming book by Raleigh author, Anne Rogers Smyth, inspiring sayings about the value of friendship are paired with colorful National Geographic animal photos and animal facts. FRIENDS FOREVER is a fun and meaningful way to tell those you care about how special they are. Warm, witty and sure to bring an instant smile.

Anne Rogers Smyth is an associate editor for National Geographic Books. She is a graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a native of Raleigh.

FRIENDS FOREVER is published by National Geographic and may be purchased in the Triangle at Quail Ridge Books and Barnes & Noble. Website.

For Gamers and the Young at Heart - Boxcar Bar + Arcade
Here are games, games & more games and... Beer! (of course) All for your overbearing relatives, cooped up inside with nothing to do. Let them drink and play games! But not just any games.

The newly opened (Dec. 18th) Boxcar Bar + Arcade in the Warehouse District at 330 W. Davie St. is perfect to entertain the crowds.

Boxcar Bar + Arcade hosts classic and modern arcade game favorites. They have 4 Skee Ball lanes, 2 pinball machines, a number of TVs and an extensive craft and draft beer menu.

Most of the games operate on tokens, which can be purchased at the bar with cash or credit  cards. $1 = 5 tokens, $5 = 25 tokens, $10 = 55 tokens, $20 = 120 tokens

Current games are Skee Ball, Pinball, X-Men, Pac-Man, Burger Time, TMNJ (1989), Time Pilot, 1942, Sports Shooting USA, Golden Tee, High Impact, NBA Jam, Galaga 3, Ms Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Mortal KombatStreet Fighter ll, Mario Brothers, The Simpsons, Defender, Moon Patrol, Qbert, Frogger, Double Dragon, Tron, Super Contra, Kung Fu Master, Big Buck Hunter, Madden Season 2, Off Road Thunder
Area 51.

Boxcar Bar + Arcade - Hours are Mon. through Thurs. 4pm-midnight, Fri. 4pm-2am, Sat. noon-2am and Sun. noon-midnight. Gift Cards are available too. Website.

Wearful ART... Oh so chic!
Accessorize with jewelry designer, Max Debraine's unique necklaces. His minimalist and geometric aesthetic hints of deco and tribal-element styles make a statement and will be beloved by its beholder.

Chelsey scarves unique, artistic colors and patterns woven in fine yarns such as cashmere, wool and silk make a perfect holiday gift. The scarves feel sumptuous and will keep your loved ones warm and happy.  

Both Max Debraine jewelry and Chelsey scarves are found in Cameron Village at CT Weekends, always ahead of the latest trends. Opened Mon. - Sat. 10am-6pm. Website.

New jackets, sweaters, tops and jeans that make anyone look thinner and fitter are always a sure bet best gift. Certain Things in Cameron Village is having a great Christmas sale now till Christmas with everything 25% Off! Let Lu help you put together that perfect gift for your mom, your girlfriend and of  course...yourself.

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

Homemade Goodies... Not made by you
It's always great to give delicious foods made fresh daily for the holidays. We know you don't have time for that. (Which is why you're reading this last minute shopping guide)

But Nofo @ the Pig has some of the best local homemade cookies, pies, candy's, jams, jellies, ham biscuits, cakes, ice-creams and much more for specialty gifts for anyone on your list. Nofo will continue to put out new merchandise, creating gift baskets, and cooking up deliciousness until 3pm on Christmas Eve. Stop by and see. Last minute shopping never got easier! Website.

Now go... spread some cheer, enjoy your family and friends.
Merry Christmas from The Beltline Buzz!


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Out of This World planning for New Year's Eve

The Raleigh Acorn is lowered to ring in the New Year. While the acorn has become synonymous with First Night Raleigh, the festival is much more than the countdown to midnight. Your admission pass grants you access to every performance and every venue throughout the day. That's nearly 100 performances in over three dozen locations across downtown Raleigh. What a bargain for just $10!

Artsplosure proudly announces AUGUSTINES as the headliner of the annual New Year's Eve celebration, along with other "Out of This World" entertainment.

The festival's line-up of visual and performing artists and special programs taking place in downtown Raleigh on Dec. 31, patrons will experience an "Out of This World" celebration with music, children's activities and other festivities. Admission for First Night Raleigh 2015 is now on sale at:, area Harris Teeter & Rite Aid Pharmacy Stores, and additional local store outlets.

This year's festivities kick off at 2 pm with the Children's Celebration at NC Museum of History, NC Museum of Natural Sciences and outdoors on the Bicentennial Plaza. Parents can have their children ring in the New Year with the Early Countdown at 7 pm. Performances at the Main Stage begin earlier than past years, starting at 4 pm. Later into the night, the streets of Raleigh come alive with performances in over 20 blocks of downtown Raleigh and a First Night tradition, the People's Procession at 6 pm.

Hailed by iTunes as "Best Alternative Album" with their recent release Rise Ye Sunken Ships, AUGUSTINES will headline this year's main stage leading up to the countdown to 2015. Ira David Wood III returns as the countdown master of ceremonies, with the famous acorn dropping at midnight while fireworks are shot off into the night sky.

Patrons will be thrilled as the Fantastical First Night Ferris Wheel returns to Fayetteville Street. And in keeping with the "Out of This World" theme, First Night Raleigh 2015 will also host an "Alien Abduction" ride for festival goers to enjoy. Both amusements will open to the public at 2 pm on the afternoon of Dec. 31.

In addition, other artists scheduled to appear include: The Barefoot Movement, Raleigh's own The Love Language, African American Dance Ensemble, Amelia Curran, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, North Carolina Opera singers, PopUp Chorus, Amelia Curran, Marty O'Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra, Old Man Luedecke, Sonic Escape, Moving Pieces interactive theater, "Out of This World" installation by Greg Carter, Comedy Worx, Transactors Improv Company, El Gleno Grande and many more!

Admission on sale now for $10 when purchased in advance. On December 31, on-site sales will be $14 for adults and $11for children.
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Twitter: @FNRaleigh
Instagram: @FirstNightRaleigh

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Attention NC Artists - Submit Your Works for the 2015 North Carolina Artists Exhibition - The Best of North Carolina Creativity - Raleigh Fine Arts Society Celebrates 50 years promoting NC Art & Artists.
Eligibility: North Carolina residents ages 18 and over are eligible to submit two original works created within the last two years.
Juror - Herb Jackson an award-winning artist and a native of Raleigh. He is Professor of Art at Davidson College and former Chair of the Art Department. He has had 150 one-person exhibitions in the United States and abroad and his work is in more than 100 museum collections.
Awards - The Juror will present Honorable Mention awards, three $1,000 Juror's Choice awards, and a Grand Prize of $3,000. Art will not be separated into categories for judging.
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Buy-one get-one free coupon for the Starring North Carolina! Exhibit. Everyone needs a way to entertain all those out-of-town holiday guests - Take them to the NC Museum of History Exhibit, Starring North Carolina!
Click Here to print out coupon.

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Contact: Jill Rekuc, Olde Raleigh Real Estate, Phone: 919.389.0555. Email, Website   

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C.T. Weekends   - New Holiday Hours: - Cameron Village, 437 Daniels St. Raleigh, 27605. Phone: 919-787-9073.
Hours: Mon-Sat. 10am-6:pm. and Sunday 12 - 4:00pm. Website.

1.99% Home Equity Line of Credit -Use for Home Improvements, Debt Consolidation, College Tuition and more. Call Stephen J. Waters, III, Personal Banker. 2101 Clark Avenue, Cameron Village Raleigh, NC 27605.     

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