Hockey Season is in Full Swing!

champsAttention Caniac Nation! The 2013-2014 Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Season is in full swing! We missed out on a lot of the excitement last year with the lockout and cannot wait to jump right into things this year! They had an amazing pre-season and already played their first two games against the Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers. Tomorrow nights game is going to be the first away game of the season against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Hockey nation is very big in Raleigh, NC. The team relocated to North Carolina in 1997, after first being established as the New England Whalers (later known of the Hartford Whalers) in 1971. They won their first Stanley Cup during the 2005-2006 Hockey season, beating the Edmonton Oilers. Carolina Hurricanes games had an average attendance of 16,000 during their last season, almost double what they got the first year they were in North Carolina. As long as you are in the Raleigh area, I would highly recommend going to see a game and getting into the excitement at the PNC Arena.

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Did You Miss SPARKcon?

SPARKconSome of you may be wondering what exactly SPARKcon is. It is an interdisciplinary festival by Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC. Volunteers from different art disciplines such as circus, fashion, geek, poetry and many more come together to express these creative arts and those who have thought to showcase “What if…?” and follow the necessary steps to make it all happen. SPARKcon 2013 was the 8th annual event and had such an amazing turn out! Make sure that you start planning to get a group together for SPARKcon 2014! Check the website for updates on the upcoming schedule of events, as well as other opportunities through Visual Art Exchange.

Much of the festivities take place on Fayetteville Street, Hargett Street, Martin Street and Davis Street. Visit http://www.visualartexchange.org for more information.

Kit Homes in Raleigh

Did you know that going on right now in Raleigh is an exhibit called Kit Homes in Raleigh? There was a popular method for ordering your dream home in which you ordered your home and it would show up in pieces…with an instruction manual. They reached their height of popularity of the 1920’s and can still be found today in small rural towns and large cities. In the current exhibit you can view where in Raleigh the kit homes are located, as well as pictures of the city’s best examples.

This exhibit is currently located at the City of Raleigh Museum which has been around since 1993. The museum was a place to host the city of Raleigh‘s artifacts and preserve the past. For more information, please call (919) 996-2220.
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