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Photo courtesy (Raleigh) News & Observer

Photo courtesy (Raleigh) News & Observer

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you from the Goodnight Raleigh staff. We wish you all the best for a happy and blessed New Year!

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Raleigh’s City Market Turns 100 Years Old

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One hundred years ago, on September 30, 1914,  a familiar downtown landmark — Raleigh’s City Market — opened its doors to the public. Join us this week in celebrating the centenary of this historic and venerable market house.

A centennial celebration will take place at City Market on Moore Square this Friday, October 3, beginning at 4pm. The party will feature live music, street performers, and a special menu by Big Ed Watkins (Big Ed’s Restaurant) and Paul Reams (Smoked Out ‘n’ Fried). ‘City Market Centennial Ale’ will be offered by Triangle Brewing Co. The festivities will run until 11pm.

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Walk Raleigh: Take a Guided ‘Walk and Talk’ Tour Downtown This Weekend

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A note from the publisher: We would like to introduce our first guest contributor, Lauren Pritchett. Lauren is a native of the Triangle area and attended NC State University. She currently lives in Raleigh’s Cameron Park neighborhood with her husband and their dog, Quailford. Aside from blogging about life in Raleigh, Lauren works as an account manager for a web marketing firm.

Exploring Raleigh’s Historic Business District

Storytelling is vital to historic preservation in our community. We can put forth all of the money and effort to keep a structure sound, but without the avid storytellers, these structures would not hold the time-tested significance that they deserve. That’s one of the reasons that I, like so many of my Raleigh neighbors, am so fond of Goodnight Raleigh. The Goodnight Raleigh community brings awareness to our city’s fascinating past, which makes us more thoughtful when planning for the future.

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