I think our unseasonably warm late Fall/early Winter has fooled the tree outside my patio into blooming. Though I know the remainder of this week will be more Winterish – less Springlike, I’m enjoying watching the bees take advantage of a few moments in the warm sun.
I’m also looking forward to events and new business openings/reopenings in this new year of promise:
- Sugarland is opening a Raleigh location in Cameron Village by early 2012. Follow the Sugarland – Raleigh Facebook page for updates.
- The Triangle brewery scene expands. Mystery Brewing Co. will open its Hillborough brewery operation.
- While on the eastern side of the Triangle, White Street Brewing Co. plans to open in Wake Forest this Spring.
- CenterFest plans to return to Durham in 2012, bigger than ever.
- Triangle Restaurant Week returns, Jan 23rd – 29th, with opportunities to try out a new-to-you restaurant.
- Open Barn Days at Celebrity Dairy in Siler City confirm Springtime is for the kids, one weekend in February and another in March.
- We get an extra day to enjoy this year. What will you be doing on Leap Day?
- Come September, the DBAP will host the Triple A National Championship Game. Can you say “Home field advantage?” 😉
- You still have a chance to see the current Rembrandt exhibit, but be sure to renew that annual membership and attend the exciting and diverse upcoming exhibitions at NCMA, including Evard Munch, a collection of still life paintings, and the thought provoking Project 35.
- Keeping fingers crossed that this new farmers’ market finds a home in South Durham and starts its first season this April.
- In late Spring the outdoor music fest season, like Saturdays in Saxapahaw, starts up once again premiering Summer’s season of song.
- Proving a tornado can’t keep a good business down, Earp’s Seafood Market is reopening in mid-January.
So, welcome to Twenty-Twelve in the Triangle! It promises to be another fine year in our locality.