Monday, April 13, 2015

"Unconditional: The Unique Bond Between Humans and Our Companion Pets" Art Exhibit, hosted by Second Chance Pet Adoptions


By Jennifer Primrose | April 13, 2015
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Second Chance Pet Adoptions and ArtSource hosted a fundraiser on April 11.

On Saturday, April 11, Second Chance Pet Adoptions hosted a unique event at ArtSource Fine Art Gallery in North Hills,"Unconditional:  the unique bond between humans and our companion pets." Being an avid animal and art lover, we were really looking forward to this relaxing event.

For $10 per person we were treated to some fabulous hors d'oeuvres compliments of Flights at the Renaissance, Chef Bobby Zimmerman, Rocky Top Hospitality, Grace Riddle of Grace Riddle events, a selection of wine and 5 raffle tickets for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.  We're still waiting for our phone call to tell us we won!  Over 30 pieces of artwork were on display depicting the human-pet bond that only pet lovers can understand.

After we visited the incredible array of hors d'oeuvres we turned the corner and what do I see but an enclosure with two precious black kitties from Second Chance.  I sometimes feel like I have an obsession with black cats.  Suddenly the food and drink in my hand took a backseat as I plopped down on the floor to visit with these adorable 10-week old babies!  I would, of course be remiss not to mention the dogs that were also on hand for this event. Some of the friendliest who I have no doubt will make the best companions. 
I am certain that Second Chance had a very successful evening and we are so glad we were able to be a part of it.  As far as the proceeds go, 50 percent of the the sales of the art sold will benefit Second Chance.  If you enjoy supporting our local animal rescue groups, Triangle Around Town encourages you to check out the numerous fundraisers going on around the area.  You'll be glad you did!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Inaugural Cardinal Directions Beerfest in Carrboro shows Saisons on the rise


By Dathan Kazsuk | April 1, 2015
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Saison. A broadly defined pale ale which is usually highly carbonated with notes of fruit and spice. One of the least popular beer styles in the market today, but you would have never know that at the inaugural Cardinal Directions Beerfest on March 29 in Carrboro, North Carolina.

The event, hosted by Steel String Brewery, brought in thirteen of North Carolina's luminaries pouring their unique take on Saisons. Hundreds of beer fans attended this event to try beers such as Pisgah Brewing Company's Red Devil – a 9% ABV beer packed with cherries and raspberries or the Year of the Wood Goat Saison aged on Tumeric and Miso by Fonta Flora out of Morganton.

"I wouldn't say I wasn't expecting this," said Erik Lars Myers of Mystery Brewing Co. out of Hillsborough about the massive crowd at the event. "This is great for all us," he continues. Soon-to-be Head Brewer at Raleigh Brewing Company, Alex Smith, felt the same way. "I thought this would get a great crowd," he said. I guess Saisons are on the rise!