With the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week coming to a close, several downtown retailers wanted to get in on the fun. This year marks the first Dine + Shop! Several downtown Raleigh boutiques and shops will be staying open until 9pm tonight so diners can explore the unique and growing local shopping scene. Most participating retailers will be offering special discounts or sales - and maybe even some beverages and lite bites!
- wine and snacks
- cookbook/cooking giveaway
- 10% off all retail
- $3 and $4 NC beer specials
- 50% off ALL summer fashions
- 15% off new fall purchases
EDGE OF URGE
- 10% off storewide to customers that present a receipt from The Station at Person Street from tonight
- FREE wine and cheese
FRONT ROW COSMETICS
- 10% off your purchase
- 10% off fall apparel
LEE HANSLEY GALLERY
- gallery wide discounts of 10-30% off
- wine and cheese
MOON AND LOLA
- 15% off your purchase with any downtown Raleigh restaurant receipt from tonight
PORT OF RALEIGH
- wine and cheese
THE RALEIGH WINE SHOP
- 25% off all glasses of wine out of the Wine Station
- 10% off any bottle in the Wine Station to take with you
RAMBLE SUPPLY CO
- 10-15% off the entire store
RETRO MODERN FURNISHINGS
- customers who spend $50 or more will receive a coupon for a FREE appetizer at Five Star
REVOLVER CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE
- 25% off store wide from 6pm-9pm
- PLUS enter to win a $25 store credit
- 30% off select apparel + shoes
- Sip and Scent - make your own customized scent in a glass roller ball bottle for $15 while enjoying complimentary wine
STITCH & HOLLY AIKEN BAGS
- 15% off all bags
TASTY BEVERAGE COMPANY
- 10% off any packaged Raleigh-brewed beer
VIDERI CHOCOLATE FACTORY
- buy 7 truffles, get the 8th FREE
- 3 pack of their Flagship Bars for $15 (regularly $18)
Charlotte-based start-up SkillPop has expanded to Raleigh just after offering its 100th class in the Queen City. The company has its first class here in Raleigh on August 18.
SkillPop is a company working to make in-person learning accessible through community based pop-up classes that will be held in different parts of the city. Teachers are hand-picked and talented local professionals with skills to share. With a love for community, supporting local, and connecting people. SkillPop creates a fun and powerful environment for learning for all ages.
SkillPop launched in Charlotte in September 2015, offering classes in the areas of marketing, hand lettering, beer brewing, public speaking, social media, photography, and more. All classes are custom-designed and taught by local experts hand-selected by SkillPop. Classes are taught in Charlotte's premier co-working and creative workspaces - and locations vary for every class.
As of July 2016, SkillPop is hosting an average of 25 classes each month and has facilitated learning for over 2,000 students. The company has been featured in local publications such as SouthPark Magazine, Charlotte Magazine, the Charlotte Agenda, on Good Day Charlotte, and was a finalist for the 2016 Knight Foundation Knight Cities Challenge.
Upon seeing the impact locally, it was a natural next step to grow the SkillPop network outside of Charlotte; facing fast and stable success, the company decided its first phase of growth would be to move next door to Raleigh where classes will commence on August 18!
I graduated from NC State, so it's been on my mind to bring SkillPop to Raleigh. As an educational hub with a vibrant culture, Raleigh is the perfect city for SkillPop's next move and we're thrilled to contribute to that community."
Visit SkillPop Raleigh online to sign up for the weekly class announcements and see the very first classes that are being offered. You can also find SkillPop Raleigh on social media for the latest updates, community engagement, contests, and more!
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It's the beginning of August—smack in the middle of summer. Your kids are at home with a caretaker while you toil away at your 9 to 5. Then, disaster strikes. There's an emergency at home, and your kids have to call 911 for help.
Are your children calling from a cell phone or a landline? And does it make any difference? Surprisingly, the answer is yes. According to the latest data, if you don't have a landline in your home, it could be putting your children in grave danger.
Here's a shocking fact: According to an investigation by the USA Today, the chances of 911 dispatchers being able to find you based on your cell phone's GPS can be as low as 10% in some parts of the country. With a significant share of cell phone-to-911 calls being placed from within residences—and 45% of Americans opting out of landline coverage at home—countless people are left vulnerable in emergencies. The question then becomes not why you should have a landline in the home, but why haven't you gotten one yet?
In the spirit of keeping you and your family safe, I recently partnered with Ooma, a leading Internet home phone service with reliable E911 technology—to deliver three tips for keeping your home safe this summer in addition to owning a landline.
TIP #1: KEEP A FIRST AID KIT AT THE READY
Whether it's for a small scrape or something far worse, it's always a good idea to have a first aid kit handy. People who call 911 from their cell phone are often surprised at how long emergency workers take to arrive on scene. According to the recent Ooma.com 911 Emergency Response Study, more than one in five cell phone callers feel it takes too long—that's seven times higher than for people who call from a landline. If you're often in situations when only a cell phone is available, consider keeping a first aid kit nearby.
TIP #2: WRITE AN EMERGENCY CONTACT LIST
Make sure that no matter where you are, it's easy for the people around you to call your emergency contacts. Consider posting your own number, as well as first response numbers, on your fridge so your kids know how to reach you and your family, family members who live close by, or the authorities. Post the name and number of a trusted friend or neighbor, too. With Ooma's home phone system, up to three of these contacts can be notified by text message automatically when a 911 call is placed. In situations when every second counts, this reliable Internet-based technology could save tens of thousands of lives.
TIP #3: RECOGNIZE THE FIRST SIGNS OF DANGER
Educate your kids about the sights, smells, and sounds of danger. If they hear a smoke alarm or see an appliance overheating, advise your children to get outside as quickly as possible. Planning an exit strategy is key to getting a safe distance away from the house so you can alert a neighbor and have them call the fire department. Consider making a detailed fire plan with multiple escape routes and keeping a printed copy of your fire plan on visible walls around your house.
For many people, money is understandably a legitimate concern—but when it comes down to it, we really can't put a price on ensuring that the people we love are safe. Luckily, first aid kits are both lightweight and budget-friendly, while the price of a secure Ooma landline pays for itself in just three months and costs less than a Netflix subscription on a monthly basis.
Got any 911 emergency stories of your own? I wouldn't be surprised. In the past five years alone, over a quarter of Americans have called 911 with a cell phone, and in that group, there were many dissatisfied callers. If you've got a story you'd feel comfortable sharing, I'd love to hear about them! Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments below.
What Is All the Excitement About…
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, PREMIERE, THE ONE THAT STARTED IT ALL! No other event in the country beats the best. Join the crowd at the festival for a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day.
What You Can Expect...
• All Guests Receive a Souvenir Glass for Tastings.
• The first 200 Guests in line for EACH SESSION receive a FREE “COLLECTIBLE BBQ” Bag to celebrate the show.
• All You Care To Taste Beer and Bourbon Tastings as you stroll from table to table and tent to tent. There are 40 Bourbons and 60 Beers on Tap. Enjoy, but please drink responsibly.
• BBQ Galore! Enjoy the great barbeque selection – pulled pork from whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and any fixins’ you could imagine. We’ll keep the portions heavy and the prices low.
• Cary Classic BBQ COMPETITION. Come out and see the teams and their rigs as they smoke out the best flavors in the South. Download the application here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
• Enjoy The Shrine of Swine! The Shrine features pulled pork – right from the source. Pork Worship at its finest…..with a new pig every hour on the hour.
The Beer Bourbon + BBQ Festival will be hitting the Cary Booth Amphitheatre this weekend, August 5-6. Tickets are still available and start at $29. Links for more info and tickets are below! Hope to see you there!
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