Cary, Raleigh, & Durham Ranked Smartest Cities


According to a new ranking from American City Business Journals, Cary is the smartest city in North Carolina and the seventh smartest community in the country.   The study was conducted by ACBJ using U.S. Census data and a five-part formula to rate the brainpower of 269 communities across America.  In North Carolina, Raleigh came in at number two and Durham followed at number 24. 

Source: Triangle Business Journal

Easter Egg Hunts in the Triangle Area!


Egg Hunts in the Triangle

Spring is here and Easter egg hunts are right around the corner.  Below is a list of fun Triangle events for children and their families. Many community hunts’ have age restrictions, so please check event details. 

Raleigh: Saturday, April 16th 11 a.m. Check your local community centers plus Brier Creek, Lake Johnson, Laurel Hills and Tarboro Road. For kids10 and younger. Call 831-6640 or click here for locations.

Raleigh: Saturday, April 23rd 10 a.m-1:30 p.m. At Moore Square Park, downtown Raleigh.   Raleigh’s biggest festival and egg hunt for kids of all ages.  For more information click here.

Cary: Saturday, April 16th 10:00 a.m. Kids ages 10 and under are invited to Cary’s Bond Park, 801 High House Road, for the 20th Annual Easter Egg Hunt with morning and afternoon hunts. For more details, including a schedule of egg hunts, click here or call (919) 460-4965.

Apex: Saturday, April 16th 10 a.m. For ages 9 and under at the Apex Town Hall Campus. For more information, click here or call 919-249-3402. 

Fuquay-Varina: Saturday, April 16th 10 a.m. For ages 10 and under at South Park at 820 South Main Street. Over 12,000 candy filled eggs and several special eggs that can be exchanged for special prizes. For more information, click here or call 919-552-1430. 

Morrisville: Friday, April 22nd 10 Cedar Fork District Park, off Aviation Parkway. The children will be divided by age, and there will different sections of the Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 3 – 10. For more information, click here.

Durham: Saturday, April 16th 10:00 a.m.- 2 p.m. Bethesda Park. For kids 12 and younger. Call 560-4355 or click here for details.

Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County: Saturday, April 16th 9:30 a.m. to noon.  At Homestead Park, Chapel Hill for kids ages 2 to 10. The spring festival includes an egg hunt at 10:30 a.m., entertainment, games and prizes. For more information, click here or call 968-2784.

Garner: Saturday, April 16th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.. Join us for the annual Egg Hunt & Kite Fly at Lake Benson Park, 921 Buffaloe Road.  The egg hunt is scheduled at 11 a.m. for kids 8 and younger. Click here or call 772-4688 for details.

Wake Forest: Saturday, April 9th Egg hunts start at 10:30 a.m. depending on age.  At E. Carroll Joyner park at 701 Harris Road. The hunts start at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3 and under; 11:30 a.m. for ages 4-6; 1:30 p.m. for ages 7-9; and 2:30 p.m. for ages 10-12. Click here or call 554-6180 for details.

Cary Ranked Safest City in North Carolina!

CQ Press just released its annual City Crime Report which ranks 400 U.S. cities with 75,000 or more people.  Cary came in as the 8th safest city (and number #1 in North Carolina).  Cary fared well because of its low rates for murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and car theft. 

Raleigh made the list as the #164th safest city with Durham coming in at #284. 

Click here to download a PDF listing of all 400 cities included in CQ Press’ City Crime Rankings report.

**Source: Triangle Business Journal and CQ Press

Raleigh-Durham Among Best Cities Situated for Recovery

NEWSWEEK has compiled a list of the 10 American Cities Best Situated for the Recovery. These are places where the jobs are plentiful, and the pay, given the lower cost of living, buys more than in bigger cities. In other words, places unlike much of the rest of the country.

The cities, most of which lie in the red-state territory of America’s heartland, fall into three basic groups. There’s the Texaplex-Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston-which has become the No. 1 destination for job-seeking Americans, thanks to a hearty energy sector and a strong spirit of entrepreneurism.

There are the New Silicon Valleys-Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Salt Lake City; and urban northern Virginia-which offer high-paying high-tech jobs and housing prices well below those in coastal California.

And then there are the Heartland Honeys-Oklahoma City, Indianapolis, and Des Moines, Iowa-which are enjoying a revival thanks to rising agricultural prices and a shift toward high-end industrial jobs.

Read the full Newsweek article here

Source: Newsweek

Independence Day Celebrations Across the Triangle!

Here are Independence Day Events for the Greater Raleigh Area!

Enjoy parades, music festivals, great food and fireworks all weekend long.

Apex: FREE Downtown Party & Parade 

Sat., July 3rd, Salem St., 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cary: FREE Fireworks, Concert & Celebration

Sun., July 4th, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Gates open at 3:00 p.m. Fireworks after dark

Sat., July 3rd, Olde Time Celebration, Bond Metro Park Waterfront, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Carrboro: FREE Games, Food & Entertainment

Sun., July 4th, Weaver St. Market, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Chapel Hill: FREE Fireworks, Music & Food

Sun., July 4th, UNC Kenan Stadium Concert, Gates open at 7:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Clayton: FREE Fireworks, Music & Games

Sat., July 3rd, Municipal Park on Stallings St., Activities start at 4:00 p.m.

Durham: Fireworks & Music (Tickets required)

Sat., July3rd, Durham Bulls Ball Park, Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks after game

Fuquay-Varina: FREE Fireworks, Music & Carnival

Sat., July 3rd, South Park, Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks after dark

Garner: FREE Fireworks & Music

Sat., July 3rd, Lake Benson, Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Holly Springs: FREE Fireworks, Music & Activities for Kids

Mon., July 5th, Womble Park, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Morrisville: Pancake Breakfast (tickets required)

Sat., July 3rd, Morrisville Community Park, Pancake Breakfast 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Raleigh: FREE Fireworks, Music & Food

Sun., July 4th, NC Fairgrounds, Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Wake Forest: Fireworks, Music & Food ($5.00 fee)

Sat., July 3rd, Heritage High School, Gates open at 5:30p.m. Fireworks after dark

Mon., July 5th, Free Children’s Parade at 10:30 a.m. on North Main Street

2009 Triangle Holiday Happenings

Hello Friends,

The holiday season is now among us and the Triangle area has tons of fun events!  Below is a helpful list of city links to find out what’s happening in your area:

Christmas Parades:

Apex (Saturday, December 5 at 5:00 PM)

Cary (Saturday, December 5 at 2:00 PM)

Chapel Hill (Saturday, December 12 at 10:00 AM)

Durham (Saturday, December 5 at 4:00 PM)

Fuquay-Varina (Sunday, December 6 at 3:00 PM)

Garner (Saturday, December 5 at 10:00 AM)

Holly Springs (Saturday, December 12 at 11:00 AM)

Knightdale (Saturday, December 5 at 2:00 PM)

Rolesville (Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 PM)

Wake Forest (Saturday, December 12 at 1:00 PM)

Zebulon (Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 PM)

Holiday Events & Happenings:

Apex Christmas Nativity Christmas Celebration

AT&T Raleigh Winterfest

Cary: Heart of the Holidays Celebration

City of Raleigh – Numerous Holiday Events!!!

Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour

Holiday Festivities on Salem Street in Apex

Knightdale Christmas Tree Lighting

Light Up Main in Garner

Rolesville: The Lighting of the Town Christmas Tree

Zebulon: Children’s Gift Shop at Sycamore Crossing Gifts

Area Shopping Holiday Events:

Cary Towne Center

Christmas at North Hills

Crabtree Valley Mall

Streets at SouthPoint

Triangle Town Center

Volunteer Opportunities:

It’s never too late to start a new tradition. Here is a list of organizations looking for help this Holiday season.

Western Wake Crisis Ministry
Christmas Toy Program

Thank you cards for our Troops in Iraq
If you go to you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq.

Toys for Tots 2009
Supported by the U.S. Marines, this program collects new un-wrapped toys to distribute to needy children while bringing a message of hope.

Angel Tree Toy Program
A program developed to bring Christmas gifts to children whose parents are in prison.

NC Food Bank
No food donation is too small. Click on link above for more information.

And from all of us at Linda Trevor and Company, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

2009 Triangle Christmas & Holiday Events

The holiday season kicks off this Saturday, November 21 with the Raleigh Christmas Parade!!  And it doesn’t end there – in the next following weeks, there will be all kinds of fun holiday events happening around the Triangle.

Be sure to check out these helpful links:

City of Raleigh

North Hills Holiday Events

Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade

Wake Forest Christmas Parade

Apex Christmas Parade & Holiday Events

Happy Holly Days Christmas Parade

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade

City of Durham Holiday Parade