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Twelve Things to Look Forward to in 2012

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:

  1. Sugarland is opening a Raleigh location in Cameron Village by early 2012.  Follow the Sugarland – Raleigh Facebook page for updates.
  2. The Triangle brewery scene expands.  Mystery Brewing Co. will open its Hillborough brewery operation.
  3. While on the eastern side of the Triangle, White Street Brewing Co. plans to open in Wake Forest this Spring.
  4. CenterFest plans to return to Durham in 2012, bigger than ever.
  5. Triangle Restaurant Week returns, Jan 23rd – 29th, with opportunities to try out a new-to-you restaurant.
  6. Open Barn Days at Celebrity Dairy in Siler City confirm Springtime is for the kids, one weekend in February and another in March.
  7. We get an extra day to enjoy this year.  What will you be doing on Leap Day?
  8. Come September, the DBAP will host the Triple A National Championship Game.  Can you say “Home field advantage?” 😉
  9. 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.
  10. Keeping fingers crossed that this new farmers’ market finds a home in South Durham and starts its first season this April.
  11. In late Spring the outdoor music fest season, like Saturdays in Saxapahaw, starts up once again premiering Summer’s season of song.
  12. 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.

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