Good morning, Raleigh. Carly here. 👋 Is anyone else slightly obsessed with finding out why you are the way that you are? Let me explain: I love learning about my personality via Myers Briggs or even reading my horoscope — any fellow Libras out there?
However, one system of personality typing that I’m especially interested in is the Enneagram.
At its core, this system aims to identify our motivations at a deeper level as they relate to nine core personality types. To uncover your Enneagram type, coaches typically recommend reading througha hefty description explaining the types to uncover your basic personality, your center, your wing, and + why you are the way that you are. Cool, right?
My enneagram type is 2w3 which means I’m type two — The Helper. My wing is three (The Achiever). Erin is definitively a 9w1. This means that she’s type nine (The Mediator) with a one wing (The Reformer).
And while it’s fun to share about ours, we wanted to take this one step further and anoint Raleigh’s Enneagram type. So, we came up with a few ways Raleigh fits within each type + want your help choosing the most accurate result for the 919.
Click the button below to read more about the nine enneagram types and how they each apply to the City of Oaks. ⬇️
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Closed ○ Palace International — a beloved, African cuisine restaurant in Durham — will be closing its doors at the end of February. After 14 years on Broad St., the restaurant can no longer afford its lease + will look for a new location. You can continue to support Palace through to-go orders and purchasing gift cards. 🍽️(The News & Observer)
NowOpen ○ A new fitness space called Elite Core Studios has opened in Park West Village in Morrisville. The studio offers 45-minute full-body workout classes — encompassing core work, cardio, endurance, flexibility + more. Class packages start at $39 and are located at 3022 Village Market Place. 💪 (Cary Citizen)
Announced ○ In yesterday’s press conference, Gov. Roy Cooper announced he will be easing up on certain Coronavirus-related restrictions — including lifting the nightly curfew, extending alcohol sales to 11 p.m. and allowing 30% capacity at bars, 15% capacity at sport venues + 50% capacity at gyms + personal care businesses. These changes will go into effect tomorrow, Feb. 26. 😷 (WRAL)
Development ○ Triangle businessman Arvind Mahajan recently unveiled his $10 million plans for the School’s Village — a one-stop shop for families on the go. The Village will be an expansion of The Goddard School’s Morrisville campus + feature a swimming school, children’s hair salon, orthodontist office, and a restaurant. The project is slated for completion by July + located at 4027 Davis Dr. 🏗️ (Triangle Business Journal)
Arts ○ This month’s First Friday will feature a spring-inspired projection by local artist Robin Vuchnich. The four-night installation will be on view at One Exchange Plaza from March 5–6 and 19–20. 🎨
Community ○ Who else seriously misses pig races, deep-fried oreos, and fireworks? According to Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, you won’t have to wait much longer — the NC State Fair will be back(and better than ever) this year. The tentative dates for the 2021 fair are Oct. 14-24. 🎡 (The New & Observer)
Listen ○ NC State’s Poole College of Management recently launched “Poole Podcast.” The show will explore conversations about the relationship between academics and industry, as well as share ideas from inside the classroom. You can listen to last week’s episode here. 🎧
WaterCooler ○ The NC Courage signed international player Angharad James for a two year contract. James is a seasoned midfielder and has been recognized as a Wales Women’s Player of the Year. ⚽
PlanAhead ○ The annual Reptile & Amphibian Days event is going virtual this year. From March 8 to March 13, join the NC Museum of Natural Sciences as they host various programs all about ectotherms. The year’s theme is salamanders. Learn more here. 🦎 (Triangle on the Cheap)
Biz ○ Stop-gap coverage have you stumped? Workers’ comp worries? Small businesses can get answers and insight into insurance during Layr’s #BetterBusinessInsurance Q&Aon Thurs., March 4 at 10 a.m., when Layr’s CEO Phillip Naples and Head of Customer Success TJ Schmakel will answer all of your burning business insurance questions. Ⓟ
Click the button below for local resources regarding the coronavirus. ⬇️
Renovations at the Greg Poole, Jr. All Faiths Chapel are almost complete — the mid-century modern church has been under construction since the summer of 2020.
All Faiths Chapel has been a part of the Dix Hospital campus since 1955 and was in need of a slight facelift. While the Dix Park Conservancy plans on preserving a number of the building’s original features, renovations include a redesign of the front terrace, a new event lawn, more plants, and an art installation.
The chapel is slated to reopen later this spring. Once complete, it will be the first indoor public space at Dix Park. We can’t wait to see all that this community space has to offer. ⛪
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Arts ○ Write It: The Art of the Haiku | Thurs., Feb. 25 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Poet + scholar Lenard Moore will recite some of his unique poems and help participants learn more about haiku poetry. ✏️
Network ○ Courageous Conversation | Thurs., Feb. 25 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m. | Virtual | $15 for non-members | The topic for the event is Young, Gifted & Black: Recruiting and Retaining Exceptional Talent and will feature keynote speaker Raven Solomon along with a panel of college student leaders. 👔
TryThis ○ Final Friday Artist Reception | Fri., Feb. 26 | 7 p.m.–9 p.m. | Coffee & Crepes, 315 Crossroads Blvd., Cary | Free | See paintings from the cafe’s artist of the month Greg Lucas + enjoy free, locally-sourced coffee. ☕
Theatre ○ The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged) | Fri., Feb. 26–Sun., Mar. 14 | 3 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. | Virtual | $16 | Presented by Theatre in the Park, this play covers all eras of comedy from Shakespeare to The Daily Show. 🍿
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.
TV lovers, history buffs, travel nerds and anyone in between can sign up for The Great Courses Plus to start streaming video lectures that take viewers through Caerphilly Castle, the Cenote Suytun, or on a virtual tour of Venice.
Think of it as your passport to learn the rich culture, breathtaking locations, and deep history of some of the most fascinating places in the world. 🗺️