If you’ve experienced a Canes’ win at PNC Arena, then you’ve probably witnessed a storm surge celebration. | Photo by Kara Durrette/Carolina Hurricanes
Whether you’re a sports fanatic — or just look good in NC State red — when it comes to sports, the Triangle has no shortage of teams to support. Our city is home to some of the most loyal fans in the country — they’re evenranked as some of the most passionate.
In this guide, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about local teams, so whether you’re already a devoted Raleigh sports fan or you’re new to the area, we hope it can serve as a valuable resource.
🏒 Carolina Hurricanes Hockey (NHL) | Est. 1971
The Canes were originally founded as the New England Whalers(1972-1979) as part of the World Hockey League. In 1979, the team transitioned into the NHL and became known as the Hartford Whalers. Then, in 1997 the Hartford Whalers relocated to Raleigh, rebranding to the Carolina Hurricanes.
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Digital Literacy Classes for Women 50+ | Tuesday, Mar. 14 and Thursday, Mar. 16 | 1-3 p.m. | Dress for Success Triangle, 1812 Tillery Pl., Raleigh | Free | Gain essential skills to navigate the digital world in this Google Workspace III class.
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night | Tuesday, Mar. 14 | House of Hops, 6909 Glenwood Ave., Ste. 100, Raleigh | Free | Each quiz consists of seven rounds of eight questions each, covering topics from “The Hunger Game” to Hungary.
Wednesday, March 15
Cocktails Inspired by Art in Bloom | Wednesday, Mar. 15-Sunday, Mar. 19 | Times vary | The Willard Rooftop Lounge, 9 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh | Free | Enjoy three artfully crafted cocktails inspired by the NCMA’s Art in Bloom; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the museum.
Third Thursday Community Chess | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 12-2 p.m. | Moore Square, 201 S. Blount St., Raleigh | Free | All ages and skill levels are welcome at this monthly chess tournament and recreational play.
24th Annual Small Business Expo | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 3-6 p.m. | Southeast Raleigh High School, 2600 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh | Free | Small business owners are invited to attend this expo to learn about contract opportunities and how to grow your business.
Live Music at 10th & Terrace | Thursday, Mar. 16, Wednesday, Apr. 12 | 6-9 p.m. | 10th & Terrace, 616 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh | Free | Listen to local artist Ann Meadows perform with views of downtown.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
MakoRx is the healthcare hack that makes getting care quick, affordable, and easy. | Photo via Freepik
Your household is sick again — ugh. Time to take the morning off to zig-zag between the doctor’s office and pharmacy (while doing a lot of waiting in between). Want to spend less time driving your sick kids (or self) around, and more time getting well?
Enter: MakoRx Virtual Urgent Care. By teaming up with local pharmacies, MakoRx is able to provide a vital check,rapid test (if needed), virtual doctor’s visit, and medication fulfillmentall in one place. That’s right: All you do is book a 15-minute telehealth appointment + drive to the pharmacy.
Need a reason to give it a try? We’ve got three:
No waiting for a doctor’s appointment. Read:Just book a timeslot and go.
All-in-one healthcare. A vital check (and optional rapid test for strep, the flu, and bladder infections) is completed on arrival and the results shared with a medical provider. After a virtual meeting + diagnosis, prescriptions, if needed, are fulfilled right there.
On account of dangerously cold temperatures today, March 14 and tomorrow, March 15, The City of Raleigh is under a “white flag” status. This means that shelters are open to anyone who is experiencing homelessness. Volunteer at a shelter.
Yesterday, J. Light at Smoky Hollowannounced that the cafe is permanently closed. The casual eatery closed its Durham location in January and shut down its Raleigh location after nearly five months of operation.
And the Oscar goes to... Academy Award-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carterearned her second Oscar for Costume Design at last weekend’s award ceremony. You can view some of her pieces from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” at the “Afrofuturism in Costume Design” exhibition at the NCMA from April 1-August 6.
Mark your calendars because Locals Seafoodannounced its spring pop-up dates at The Raleigh Wine Shop. The first oyster- and wine-filled event is on Friday, March 17 at 5 p.m. The seafood joint will be serving oysters and small seafood plates, paired with wine by the glass. 🦪
Celebrate National Puppy Day on Thursday, March 23 at Moore Square. Bring your furry friend to shop from pet-themed vendors, enter your pup in dog contests to win prizes, and watch “Best in Show” at 7 p.m. on the lawn. 🐾
All aboard the Raleigh Trolley. Mordecai Historic Park is seeking chauffeurs who have a Commercial Driver’s License and a passenger endorsement to apply to be a Historic Raleigh Trolley driver. Drivers provide historic tours to students and the public, and charter tours for special events.
Getting adjusted to daylight saving time? Take a sip from one of our coffee partners. Try Midnight Oil from Blanchard’s Coffee or Organic Matcha from Matcha Nude. We’re already feeling refreshed. ☕
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Summer travel is just around the corner. On our radar: this mid-century modern stay in Martha’s Vineyard. For something a little more tropical, our pick is this seaside cottage in St. John. If international travel is calling your name, this charming home along the French Riviera is for you.*
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Beginning today, we will host several voting rounds within our newsletters and social channels to determine Raleigh’s best brewery. Who moves on is up to you. Vote for your favorites, and the brewery with more votes moves on.
We’ll go until we have a champion, which will be announced in our Friday, March 31 newsletter. You will be able to vote once per round.
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Editor’s pick: Growing up in a sports family, I remember traveling to Raleigh from Chesapeake, VA many times for tournaments, camps, and to watch big games. As a young soccer player, I attended the UNC Girls Soccer Summer Camp. I had the best time meeting head coachAnson Dorrance and the team’s stars of the time. I even got a signed copy of Mia Hamm’s book “Go For the Goal.” ⚽
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