Month: January 2018

CORPUD crews responding to second water service leak along East Jones Avenue

For the second day in a row, crews from the City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department (CORPUD) are responding to a water service leak along the 200 block of East Jones Avenue.

For the safety of work crews, East Jones Avenue from South White Street to South Brooks Street is closed to through traffic.

A detour is in place directing motorists around the work area. Drivers and pedestrians are urged to avoid the area and take an alternate route.

The work is expected to be completed by 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Utility Crew Supervisor Mark Armstrong at 919-996-2351.

Dream League Baseball registration starts Thursday

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department will accept Dream League Baseball applications from Thursday, Feb. 1, through Wednesday, Feb. 28. Designed for boys and girls ages five through young adult, the adaptive baseball league will operate on Saturday mornings from April through May.

A player’s eligibility is determined by his or her age on April 30, 2017, and a birth certificate is required for new participants.

This year, thanks to the generous donations of presenting sponsors ShipOnSite of Wake Forest, GB Technologies, Inc., and the Savage Brothers, the registration fee is $15 for everyone, including both Wake Forest residents and non-residents.

Online registration will be available beginning Feb. 1 at http://wakeforestnc.recdesk.com/. Registration information and league rules will also be available Feb. 1 online and at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.

Volunteer Dream League “buddies” are needed to provide encouragement and assistance with the league’s athletes. For more information, contact Recreation Specialist Kelly Schurtz at 919-556-7093 or kschurtz@wakeforestnc.gov.

Register now for Mother-Son Dance March 16

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department will host a Mother-Son Dance on Friday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Mothers and sons (ages three and older) throughout Wake Forest are invited to celebrate their special bond during an unforgettable evening at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave.

Featuring music, dancing and refreshments, this event is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.

The cost is $20 per couple and $5 for each additional son.

To register, visit http://wakeforestnc.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/.

For more information about the Mother-Son Dance, contact PRCR Event Coordinator Suja Jacob at 919-556-7063 or sjacob@wakeforestnc.gov.

CORPUD crews responding to water service leak along East Jones Avenue

Crews from the City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department (CORPUD) are responding to a water service leak along the 200 block of East Jones Avenue.

For the safety of work crews, East Jones Avenue from South White Street to South Brooks Street is closed to through traffic.

A detour is in place directing motorists around the work area. Drivers and pedestrians are urged to avoid the area and take an alternate route.

The work is expected to be completed by 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Utility Crew Supervisor Mark Armstrong at 919-996-2351.

Tickets still available for 2018 State of the Town Address & Dinner

Mayor Vivian Jones will deliver her 2018 State of the Town Address on Monday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m., during the 10th Annual State of the Town Address and Dinner. Presented by the Wake Forest Rotary Club, this year’s event will take place at the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, 12605 Capital Blvd.

During her remarks, Mayor Jones will highlight the Town’s key accomplishments in 2017 and outline the goals Wake Forest will strive towards in 2018.

All area residents are invited to attend. Tickets are $15 per person in advance and $20 on the day of the event and include a catered meal. Dress for the event is business casual.

Tickets can be purchased online with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit card at www.wakeforestnc.gov/state-of-the-town.aspx. Tickets may also be purchased at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., and the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre Box Office, 405 S. Brooks St., with cash, check or credit card. A processing fee will be added to the cost of any ticket purchased with a credit card.

Anyone wishing to attend the program portion of the event without eating dinner is not required to purchase a ticket. Non-ticket buyers are encouraged to arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. at the conclusion of the dinner portion of the program. The mayor’s address is expected to begin between 6:45 and 7 p.m.

Mayor Jones’ State of the Town Address will be recorded and replayed on Wake Forest TV 10 throughout March. It will also be provided in streaming video on the Town’s website at www.wakeforestnc.gov.

For more information about the 2018 State of the Town Address and Dinner, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “State of the Town” or contact Communications & Public Affairs Director Bill Crabtree at 919-435-9421 or bcrabtree@wakeforestnc.gov.

Forest Moon Theater presents “Sylvia” Feb. 9-11 & 16-18

Forest Moon Theater will present “Sylvia” Friday-Sunday, Feb. 9-11 and 16-18, at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave. Friday and Saturday showtimes are 7:30 p.m., while showtime Sunday is 3 p.m.

The fur flies when Greg, a financial trader facing the uncertainties of middle age, brings home a female canine named Sylvia who’s a little too human for Greg’s wife to accept. The relationship between Greg and his dog soon threatens his marriage. It’s a comical, twisted love triangle and battle of the sexes unlike anything you’d expect. Find out who will end up in the doghouse in this Valentine’s offering from Forest Moon Theater.

Advance tickets are $15 plus tax for adults and $13 plus tax for students and seniors. These prices reflect a savings of $3 per adult and student/senior “day of” admission tickets.

For more information, visitforestmoontheater.orgor call 919-435-2001.

Sylvia contains strong language and is recommended for mature audiences only. Parental guidance is suggested.

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CORPUD announces overnight lane closure along South Avenue Jan. 25-26

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department (CORPUD) will close the eastbound lane of South Avenue, from South Main Street to South College Street, from 10 p.m. this evening (Thursday, Jan. 25) through approximately 4 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26.

The overnight lane closure is necessary to allow crews to perform maintenance on the water main.

Detour signs and flaggers will be in place to manage traffic flow and safely direct motorists around the work area. Motorists traveling east along South Avenue will be diverted right onto South College, left onto West Owen Avenue, then back onto South Main.

Delays are expected, so motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible and take an alternate route.

For more information, contact CORPUD Field Operations Supervisor Jeremy Isrigg at 919-795-0405 or Jeremy.Isgrigg@raleighnc.gov.

The Town of Wake Forest provides this information as a public service. Planned road closures and restrictions are necessary to allow for a variety of work. Motorists are encouraged to use the information to help plan their route and move safely through the work area.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances occasionally prevent work from being completed as scheduled and make it unsafe to reopen lanes or streets when planned. When this occurs, town staff works with contractors to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and reduce impacts to the traveling public.

When traveling through a construction area, drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians are asked to be patient, proceed with caution, and obey flaggers at all times. Drivers should get in the correct lane well in advance and constantly be on the lookout for vehicles merging into adjacent travel lanes as they approach a work zone. Drivers are also urged to double their following distances.

To receive email notifications concerning road closures and traffic alerts in Wake Forest, sign up for E-Notifier atwww.wakeforestnc.gov/enotifier.aspx.

Renaissance Centre to host open house Feb. 5

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., will host a special open house on Monday, Feb. 5, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Arts Annex.

The event is designed to showcase the array of arts classes the Renaissance Centre will offer beginning Tuesday, March 1.

Area residents are invited to drop in any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. to tour the Arts Annex and meet the class instructors who will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about various offerings, including arts programming for children and adults.

For more information, contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Debra Horton at 919-435-9566 or dhorton@wakeforestnc.gov.

Tree removal along North Main Street set to resume

The recent wintry weather forced the Town of Wake Forest to postpone the tree removal project along North Main Street originally scheduled for the week of Jan. 15.

Weather permitting, tree crews from Wake Forest Power will resume their efforts along North Main Street, from North Avenue to the 500 block of North Main, Wednesday, Jan. 24. The work will continue daily from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. until completed.

As part of the initiative, crews will close the southbound lane of North Main, from West Cedar Avenue to West Juniper Avenue, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, and the southbound lane of North Main from West Pine Street to Front Street on Thursday, Jan. 25. Both lane closures will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and are necessary to allow crews to remove three large maple trees. Signed detours will be in place directing southbound traffic around the work areas. Delays are expected, so motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route if possible.

Urban Forestry Coordinator Jennifer Rall has identified the trees slated for removal as being in poor condition and in need of replacement. The usable wood from the trees that are cut down will be donated to families in need of firewood. The smaller limbs and branches will be chipped up and distributed as wood chips.

TheHistoric Preservation Commission (HPC) is partnering with the Urban Forestry Division to replant trees along North Main to preserve the street’s tree cover, which is vital to the area’s historic character. The HPC voted to utilize a portion of the proceeds from the 2016 Christmas Historic Home Tour to fund the tree planting.

Additional tree removal and replacements will occur as funding becomes available. Tree replantings will begin once all the identified trees are removed.

For more information, contact Jennifer Rall at 919-435-9565 or jrall@wakeforestnc.gov.

Friday Night on White sponsorships still available

Friday Night on White returns to historic downtown Wake Forest on April 13 and continues on the second Friday night of each month through September.

Presented by White Street Brewing Co., Friday Night on White brings the entire community together for six Friday nights of free, family entertainment. Concert-goers are treated to a diverse lineup of premier bands from across our region playing rock and roll covers from classic to modern rock, with a little funk and original music thrown in.

A variety of sponsorships are available for this popular concert series which drew well over 50,000 people to downtown Wake Forest in 2017. Each sponsorship is guaranteed to bring attention and recognition to local businesses through on-site exhibit space; assorted radio and television ads; printed posters, flyers, and banners; social media posts; email announcements and more.

Attendance at each concert in 2017 ranged from 8,000 to 12,000, and organizers expect this year’s shows to draw even larger numbers due to the series’ growing popularity throughout Northern Wake County and beyond.

To view a detailed list of Friday Night on White sponsorship opportunities and benefits, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Friday Night on White” or contact Marketing & Business Relations Specialist Anna Bolton at 919-610-4916 or abolton@wakeforestnc.gov.

For information about all of the Town’s advertising and sponsorship opportunities, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Sponsorships.”