Welcome to Raleigh, City of ____, a nickname bestowed on Raleigh by its founding fathers because of the popularity of a certain tree. The _____ are known for having the coolest game in town. If you look up, you’ll spot ________, the tallest building in Raleigh.
Could you fill in the blanks? Then you’re sharp as a tack and may have all the Triangle trivia it takes to complete our RALtoday crossword puzzle.
Psst… this photo is a hint for #19 across | Photo by Ryan Leedom
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Weather ○42º | Showers | 50%chance of rain 🌧️
NowOpen ○ Triangle Drive-in — a new drive-in movie theater — held its first screening this past weekend. The theater is located in the parking lot of Triangle Town Center at 5959 Triangle Town Blvd. Check out what movie + featured food truck is scheduled for this weekend here. 🎥 Biz ○ The Town of Cary council has approved a $65,000 incentive grant from the Town to PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. The grant requires the company to establish a mortgage fulfillment production center in Cary — creating 322 jobs with an average annual salary of $64,567. 💰 (CaryCitizen)
Finance ○ Durham-based manufacturer Cree hit a record high of more than $129 per share at the stock market’s closing last Thursday. The same day, the company planned a $500 million stock sale to invest net proceeds back into the company, which resulted in shares dropping 4%. 💸 (TechWire)
Development ○ The upcoming phase of development for Raleigh Union Station is in its early planning period for design and has selected a developer to spearhead the project. The next stage of construction will be dedicated to buildingcommercial and residential space + a high-rise with ground-level transit access. 🏗️ (WRAL)
Health ○ Locally-based companies Valencell and SunTech Medical are teaming up to create medical equipment that could save lives during surgical procedures. These organizations are working to develop a continuous blood pressure monitoring system that would make the manual blood pressure cuffs obsolete. (Triangle Business Journal)
Arts ○ Artist Georgia Tardy has recently finished a mural on the historic Gables Motel — located at 1217 Wake Forest Rd. and displaying words fromMaya Angelou’s poem “Our Grandmothers.” The project was a collaboration between the Raleigh Murals Project, Gables Motel, and NC musician Tift Merritt. 🎨
Edu ○ Heritage Middle School language arts teacher Jennifer Pride has been named the Wake County Teacher of the Year. Jennifer was selected out of 10,700 teachers from 191 schools and will go on to represent Wake County in the NC Teacher of the Year Program. Congrats Ms. Pride! 🍎(News & Observer)
Listen ○ Wake Tech recently launched a new podcast, “We Are Wake Tech.” The podcast will explore conversations about academic training programs, industry and community partnerships + the impacts of higher education. You can listen to last week’s episode here. 🎧
Cause ○ Papa Murphy’s is partnering with UNC Children’s Hospital to raise money for the facility. Feb. 22-28, all eight Triangle-area Papa Murphy’s locations will be donating $2 for every side item sold (salads, desserts, and bread) to benefit the organization. Click here to find a location by you. 🍕
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Did you know Labyrinths can be found all over the Triangle? That’s right — according to the Labyrinth Locator, there are seven labyrinths in Raleigh and ten in Durham.
Labyrinths — often mistaken for mazes — have a history of over 4,000 years. Believed to be rooted in Christianity, they are now widely used by people of all kinds, for various purposes. Labyrinths can be used as a space to walk, meditate + pray.
The labyrinth in this photo is located at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1520 Canterbury Rd.
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Parents ○ School’s Out Camp| Mon., Feb. 15 | 8 a.m.–5 p.m. | Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett St. | $60+ | The museum is offering a day camp on school holidays where children will get to explore exhibits + have enriching playtime. 🚸
Learn ○ Write Your Story| Mon., Feb. 15 | 12:30–2 p.m. | Walnut Terrace Neighborhood Center, 1256 McCauley St. | Free | This workshop is for those interested in documenting their life stories through writing to pass ontofuture generations. The barcode to access the event is 267031. 📓
PlanAhead ○ Eat, Drink, and Be Merry | Sat., Feb. 20 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m. | Virtual | $25+ | Experts will teach participants about ethnobotany, while giving examples of major studies in the field. 🌱 ○ The Kruger Brothers | Sat., Feb. 20 | 8 p.m. | Virtual | $21.46 | The NC Symphony + the Kruger Brothers will perform a show together infusing classical and folk music for a unique concert experience. 🎸
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
Fill-in-the-blank answers 👉 Welcome to Raleigh, City of Oaks, a nickname bestowed on Raleigh by its founding fathers because of the popularity of a certain tree. The Hurricanes are known for having the coolest game in town. If you look up, you’ll spot PNC Plaza, the tallest building in Raleigh.
#RALcurrent: What we’re eating — Carly is finishing up the guacamole she made this weekend + Erin is planning a new batch of soup.
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