Category: Raleigh Now Spotlight

Spotlight: Read all about it

by Jessie Ammons There’s a new kid on the block downtown: Read With Me, a children’s bookstore and art shop, is set to open early next month. The store is the brainchild of owner Christine Brenner, who says her “aha” moment…

Spotlight: Preservation Minded, the Dixie Deer Classic

by Jessie Ammons It’s hard to miss the Dixie Deer Classic: One of the State Fairgrounds’ largest annual events brings more than 20,000 folks to town the first weekend of March. This year’s show March 3 – 5 marks the 50th…

Spotlight: Up and Away, a historic house makes a move

by Liza Roberts This month, Matt Tomasulo and his wife Nicole Alvarez have big plans for the historic house they bought downtown. After cleaving it off its foundation and moving it down Lenoir Street, up Wilmington, right on Davie, right on…

Spotlight: Art in Bloom, flower power

by Jessie Ammons The third annual Art in Bloom festival of art and flowers returns late this month. Mark your calendar for March 30 – April 2, when the museum’s West Building bursts to life with floral arrangements inspired by pieces…

Spotlight: Ackland updates

by Jessie Ammons The Ackland Art Museum at UNC-Chapel Hill recently received its largest gift ever. Alumnus Sheldon Peck and his wife, Leena, donated a gift estimated at $25 million to the university-owned museum in January: 134 masterworks, most from 17th…

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