When April Sneed and husband John were ready to leave their nomadic Air Force life and settle down, they chose Rolesville. Sneed made herself at home, and within a year she was volunteering for the Chamber of Commerce. Nine years of volunteering later, she took on a new role, filling the executive director position previously held by Jenny Rowe.
Wake County Public Schools has responded to the concept of edible school gardens, and research backs up the benefits. Having a garden at a school has shown to increase science achievement scores, have a positive impact on behavior, increase interest in eating healthy foods, expand knowledge of the nutritional benefits of fruits and vegetables and improve social and life skills.
The Giving Tree has but one mission: to donate to area schools the proceeds of selling used home goods. The money is used for support of educational, enrichment and extracurricular programs of 13 Wake Forest schools, including public, private and charter. The schools will be sharing $10,000 this year, the proceeds from sales in 2015.
To celebrate Rolesville High School’s graduating class, the Class of 2016, we’re featuring two students each month of the school year. The February spotlight introduces our readers to Toke Lojedo (left) and Hailey Von Kruszé (right).
Part Two in a Series on Local Small Business Successes
Atlas Cohen “Pete” Smith started the auto repair business with his brother in 1947. Now, in 2016, that business is coming up on its 70th year.
Google Expeditions is in beta-testing mode, and when Rolesville Middle School teacher Shannon Lowery heard Google was seeking beta partners, she applied. Once the school was accepted, Google sent a representative to train teachers and lead the journeys.
Business Briefs for April: Thai food, CrossFit, adult daycare; promotions and awards.
Faith and Worship for April 2016
Financial: Smart financial moves in your 20s, 30s, 40s & 50s
Gardening: Cold snap precaution yields pretty spring plantings
O’s Commentary for April: Welcome, Spring!
Outdoors: Spring fishing heats up
Pets: To flea or not to flea …
Real Estate Q4: More than $69 million in Rolesville real estate sold in 2015!
Travel: April is Beer Month! Raleigh on tap!
What’s Buzzin’@ RMS for April 2016
Rolesville High School students to end year with PTSA and other sponsored activities
Rolesville students help pediatric oncology patients by creating therapy dolls
April recognized by Town of Rolesville as Child Abuse Prevention Month
Wake Forest News
Renaissance Centre is site of NCDOT mobile driver’s license unit
Wake Forest Deputy Town Manager retires
NC Pet Sitter named Pet Sitters International’s “Pet Sitter of the Year”
The Dance Attic brings home first-place awards
Marga-RELAY-ville 5K returns for 3rd annual run to “Kick Cancer to the Curb” April 30
Wake Forest Garden Club Mad Hatters Tea Party and Art Market May 14
Tri-Area Food Pantry receives PowerSecure donation to help feed the hungry
Local businesses & non-profits invited to participate in Special Needs Resource Fair April 23
Other Area News
Wakefield Rotary now meets for breakfast
NC public schools join national #GoOpen initiative
North Carolina gardeners grow local program to help birds thrive
Shakespeare Marathon to include Louisburg College drama program
Job Hunting? What careers and skills are in great demand this year …
Wake County Public Schools announce the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year finalists