TRIANGLE NC

Vol17 Iss1 2017

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INTERIORS Help Me THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUME 17 — ISSUE 1 46 WAKE FOREST One of the most popular spectacles, however, takes place during colder temperatures. The Wake Forest Christmas Parade highlights more than 100 creative floats, marching bands, food trucks and holiday cheer. For those who enjoy the peace of nature, this city in the forest couldn't be more perfect. In fact, every year since 1979, Wake Forest has been named a "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation. An urban forestry program actually "develops and maintains the health, beauty and value of the town's trees as a key feature that draws residents, businesses, visitors and recognition to [the] community," according to the Guide to Wake Forest. Each spring, the city celebrates Arbor Day through a community event at E. Carroll Joyner Park. Environmentally minded residents, civic clubs and companies receive Green Medal Awards at a special ceremony and the Urban Forestry Board distributes tree seedlings free of charge. The Falls Lake State Recreation area offers 12,000 acres of lake for fishing, boating and swimming. The park also owns 26,000 acres of woodlands great for hiking, mountain biking —there are 13 miles of single- track trails — and camping, with more than 300 sites available. Sports enthusiasts can also head over to The Factory, home to an ice skating rink, indoor/outdoor skate park, baseball and softball complex with six fields and a large field house, martial arts school, dance institute, basketball courts, tumble gym and indoor soccer facility. After working up a sweat, enjoy a frank at Shorty's Famous Hot Dogs, serving traditional southern "red" Jesse Jones Hot Dogs and Nathans brand all-beef dogs. For something more ethnic, try some award-winning Colombian-Mexican cuisine and hand-crafted Latin cocktails at Gonza Tacos Y Tequila. Or savor some authentic Mediterranean food like gyros, falafel and baba ghannouj at Charlie's Kabob Grill. The owner — Charlie — actually travels to his home country of Lebanon every year to bring back fresh spices and new recipes. If you love small-town charm and big city entertainment, let Wake Forest be your playground in the woods. And if that's not convincing enough, consider this: Wake Forest receives 220 days of sun each year, with an average temperature of 60 degrees — it doesn't get much lovelier than that. [] Furniture | Window Treatments | Bedding | Carpet | Hardwoods | Tile | Lighting | Accessories | Mirrors | Artwork | Fabrics | Rugs | Cabinets Interior Design services for commercial & residential including space/floor planning, color and finish consultations, staging, remodeling, & new home construction A full service furniture and accessory store as well as a full service interior design business 1600 Heritage Commerce Ct. Ste. 103-104 Wake Forest, NC 27587 | 919.263.9054 Now Open! A new furniture store! www.opendoorfurnitureandaccents.com www.helpmerhondainteriors.com

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