welcome to my back yard: Wake Forest NC - Calendar of Events August 3 - 9, 2009 - 08/02/09 01:14 AM
From what I hear, the Farmer's Market in historic downtown Wake Forest NC this past Saturday was packed with people and had amazing local produce and homemade goodies!  Unfortunately, I didn't make it down there but I certainly have it down for list this coming Saturday!
Wake Forest NC has some great events this week - be sure to check out the National Night Out!
Summer gently rolls forward in My Back Yard....
From the Town of Wake Forest NC website:
Preschool PlaygroupMonday, Aug. 3;  9:30 am - 11:30 amBlue Jay Point Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd., Raleigh *Location Change*Wake … (7 comments)

welcome to my back yard: Wake Forest, NC - Calendar of Events for July 20 - 26, 2009 - 07/18/09 12:54 AM
This past week in Wake Forest NC has been busy!  Busy in the local stores in Historic Downtown Wake Forest, the Wake Forest Coffee Shop has been bustling and the local pool has been brimming over with area kids seeking a respite from the heat!  Check out what is in store this week in Wake Forest NC.
From the Town of Wake Forest NC website:
Preschool PlaygroupMonday, July 20;  9:30 am - 11:30 amMain Street Park, 200 S. Main St., Rolesville *Location Change*Wake Forest Baptist Church is hosting a preschool playgroup. The playgroup is free and open to the public. It's a … (2 comments)

welcome to my back yard: Wake Forest NC - Sports Fan? Let Me Show Ya What We Got..... - 07/17/09 09:27 AM
The Raleigh NC area is FULL of thrilling sports teams, some of which are great contenders, all within a short drive!  If you are looking for your fix then let me lay it all down for ya.......First up on deck?

The winds started churning in Raleigh NC in 1997!  That is when the announcement was made that the New England Whalers would soon be relocating and changing their name.  The only problem?  We didn't have a space for them!  So for the first few seasons the Carolina Hurricanesplayed their games in Greensboro NC which is a 1.5 hour … (3 comments)

welcome to my back yard: Quick Tip To Share - Ant Repellent AND IT'S GREEN! - 07/14/09 11:24 PM
I keep running across these tips for everyday household remedies so I thought I would share them!  My first was by necessity - Quick Tip To Share - Garbage Disposal Cleaner AND IT'S GREEN! and then Nevin Williams with First Priority Financial shared one that I thought was pretty cool - Quick Tip! His was all about getting dried on foods in microwaves "un stuck".  Nevin - if you read this you should make that a Public post!
So this one that I came across is for ants!  Summertime brings then out in droves!  If you have a problem with ants in the … (20 comments)

welcome to my back yard: Wake Forest NC - Purple Heart Recipients Recognition Dinner, November 11, 2009 - 07/13/09 01:44 AM
Wake Forest NC is honoring it's Purple Heart Recipients veterans with a Recognition Dinner at 5:30p.m. on November 11, 2009.  Widows, widowers and family members are invited as well.  If you live in the Wake Forest NC area and know of a Purple Heart Recipient please contact Chip Russell (919) 554-6142 or Greg Harrington (919) 554-6150
The dinner is to be held at the Ledford Center which is located on the campus of The Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The Purple Heart is awarded for:
"Being wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States or as a result … (7 comments)

welcome to my back yard: Quick Tip To Share - Garbage Disposal Cleaner AND IT'S GREEN! - 07/12/09 07:44 AM
I am listing a vacant home in Wake Forest NC that is absolutely adorable!  Great floorplan, perfect location and gorgeous curb appeal!
The inside had fresh paint, new carpet and new vinyl in the baths. 
There is only one teeny tiny problem with the home.  There was a terrible smell emanating from the garbage disposal!  Eewww.....
I had tried just about everything I could think of and the sellers had as well.  Then, I came across this little recipe and gave it a try:
1/2 cup - 1 cup baking soda 6 vinegar ice cubes cold tap water Freeze some white vinegar in an … (16 comments)

welcome to my back yard: Wake Forest, NC - Calendar of Events for July 13 - 19, 2009 - 07/12/09 01:14 AM
Here's hoping you had a wonderful time in My Back Yard last week and your summer is in full swing with loads of outdoor fun and time spent with friends and family!  I don't quite think the calendar is complete yet for the upcoming week in Wake Forest NC so be sure to check back with Life In Wake Forest for new events as they become available!
From the Town of Wake Forest website:
Kids Night Out at Polar Ice HouseFriday, July 17; 6 pm - 10 pmPolar Ice House at The Factory, 1839-200 S. Main St., Wake ForestBring your kids … (3 comments)

welcome to my back yard: Wake Forest NC - The Cotton Company Receives Top10 Award for Shopping Destination! - 07/11/09 08:04 AM

The Cotton Company located in historic downtown Wake Forest, NC has ranked in the Top 10 Raleigh Best Shopping Malls & Centers.
Travel Editors from Southern Living, Southern Accent, Cooking Light and Customer reviews decide who make the list.
The Cotton Company is among some pretty heavy hitters in the area!  However, it comes as NO surprise to me that The Cotton Company would fare well - they stand out among the crowd!
The building itself is a refurbished historic cotton mill and has received the Anthemion Award for historic preservation.  You all know how much that means to me!
The Cotton Company … (5 comments)

welcome to my back yard: Wake Forest NC - All You Can Eat Sausage and Pancake Breakfast - July 12 - 07/09/09 12:57 PM
The second Sunday of every month the American Legion Post 187 hosts an All You Can Eat Sausage and Pancake Breakfast. You'll find Sausage, Pancakes, Orange Juice and a Hot Beverage for $5 per person or $20/max per family. The proceeds from the breakfast will support community and veteran projects.
The breakfast will be served from 8am - 1pm.
American Legion Post 187 is located directly across the street from the post office at 225 E. Holding Avenue.
For more information you can also call 919-494-2707

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welcome to my back yard: Wake Forest NC - Art After Hours, July 10th - Don't Miss It!!! - 07/09/09 12:42 PM
Once again the streets of Historic Downtown Wake Forest come alive for Art After Hours! Local merchants will keep their doors open a little later, and The Cotton Company will host an Artist Reception and Wine Tasting!
This months featured artist is Marilyn Bass. Marilyn's works feature Framed Layered Paper & Colored Pencil Botanical Originals. 

In addition to some fabulous art on display and the Wine Tasting there are some great restaurants and coffee shops that are sure to please you! Check out the Wake Forest Coffee Company for a quick frozen coffee treat or if dinner is on tap you … (2 comments)

welcome to my back yard: Wake Forest NC - Paddle Creek: Enjoy a Lazy Day (or Evening) On The River! - 07/08/09 04:13 AM
A few weeks ago the Finley's experienced a canoe trip down the Falls of Neuse River!  It was incredibly peaceful, quiet and calming - we hope to visit Paddle Creek again soon.  Very soon!  Paddle Creek offers fabulous outdoor fun for everyone - check out some of their creative trips below!

Paddle Creek is located in Wake Forest NC and offers several different options for enjoying the river. 
Kayak & Canoe Trips (1.5 hours - $45 Kayak/$55 Canoe) Monday - Sunday 10am 1pm 3pm Kayak & Canoe Trip (Full Day/5 hours - $65 Kayak/$75 Canoe) Monday - Sunday 10:30am Wine Tasting … (9 comments)

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welcome to my back yard: Wake Forest, NC - Calendar of Events for June 22 - 28, 2009 - 06/21/09 11:46 AM
It was a wonderful week in Wake Forest, NC this past week and ended beautifully with a gorgeous day for Father's Day!  I hope all of the fathers out there had a fantastic day spending it with loved ones in special and memorable ways!  I know that we did - fishing at Falls Lake - it was relaxing, quiet and a ton of fun.
The upcoming week in Wake Forest, NC has some great events!  Check and see for yourself!
From the Town of Wake Forest website:
Triangle Caregivers ConferenceTuesday, June 23; 8:30 am - 3:30 pmMcKimmon Center, RaleighResources for Seniors, … (2 comments)

welcome to my back yard: Wake Forest NC - BodyWorks for Ladies Yard Sale - June 20, 8am - Noon - 06/18/09 03:14 AM
BodyWorks for Ladies will be hosting a Member Yard Sale on Saturday, June 20 from 8am - Noon!  There will be tables set up in the parking lot - be sure to get there early to explore all of the treasures for sale!
While you are there take a few minutes to check out BodyWorks for Ladies!  It is a wonderful full service fitness center offering everything from Personalized Fitness Plans to Yoga and Pilates Classes!
BodyWorks for Ladies is located at 1976 S. Main Street in Wake Forest


welcome to my back yard: Wake Forest NC - Forgotten Pond - A Little Fishin' and Playin'! - 06/15/09 01:26 AM
The Finley's discovered a great little hidden pond yesterday afternoon.  I am almost embarrassed to say it is only 1/4 mile from our home.  We took Tug for a walk yesterday and met quite a few new friends while there!  Liam met some new friends and joined in fishing, Tug enjoyed the lake and Jon and I enjoyed the scenery!Forgotten Pond is located within Heritage in Wake Forest NC.  They have several pavillions with benches making afternoon picnics wonderful!  Benches line the pond, there is a turtle observation deck and a wonderful pier for fishing!  Check out our afternoon - it … (11 comments)

welcome to my back yard: Wake Forest NC - The Polar Ice House - Kids Night Out! - 06/14/09 10:11 PM
 Let the Kids have Their Night Out, Too!
The 3rd Friday of Every Month The Polar Ice House welcomes kids ages 3 - 12 for an evening fill with ice skating, games and dinner!  The Polar Ice House is a top notch skating facility located in The Factory. 
Where:  The Polar Ice House at The Factory (1829-200 South Main Street)
When:  3rd Friday of Every Month
What Time:  6pm-9pm
Cost:  $15.00 per child (ages 5-12) and $5 per sibling (ages 3-4)
Contact Sherri Davis before noon on the day of the event for more information and to get registered!

welcome to my back yard: Wake Forest, NC - Calendar of Events for June 15 - 21, 2009 - 06/13/09 11:21 PM
Summer is Here!  No doubt about it!  Traditional school is out and the summer activities have started!  If you have some time before you take off for your summer vacation don't forget to explore what Wake Forest has to offer!  There will be great events all summer long so be sure to check back!  In the meantime, here's what's happening this week In My Back Yard....
From the Town of Wake Forest Website:
Summer Horse CampMonday, June 15 thru Friday, Aug. 14; 8:30 am - 2 pmWildwynn Stables, 401 E. Main St., YoungsvilleFor more information, contact Geri Bickers at (919) 562-7875.
Volunteer … (2 comments)

welcome to my back yard: Wake Forest NC - Community Yard Sale - St. Ives - Saturday, June 13 - 06/11/09 01:04 AM

St. Ives, located in beautiful Wake Forest, NC, will host a Community Yard Sale on June 13 from 7am - Noon!
Come browse the items for sale - you never know - you might just find that next treasure that you have been looking for!
To get to St. Ives follow Hwy 1 (Capital Blvd) North to Wake Forest, exit on Hwy 98 West.  Turn right onto Wake Union Church Road and go appx .6 miles to left on Kearney Road.  Subdivision entrance is appx .3 miles on the right.
In addition to the Communty … (11 comments)

welcome to my back yard: Wake Forest NC - Student Art Show and The Possum River Bluegrass Band! - June 12 - 06/11/09 12:28 AM
In conjuction with Art After Hours on June 12, Linda Burrell will host a Student Art Show from 5 - 9pm at Sunflower Studio located in Historic Downtown Wake Forest.  The art on display is the work of students age 6 - 22!  Ms. Burrell has the students focus on the fundamentals of drawing and painting during weekly lessons.  All art on display will be available for purchase. 

In addition to the beautiful works of art on display The Possum Road Bluegrass Band will perform on the front porch.  The Possum Road Bluegrass Band has been together since 2006 and is a … (2 comments)

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