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Final thoughts from the founder as Raleigh Convergence ceases publication

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. I started Raleigh Convergence three years ago because I was tired of waiting for the future I envisioned.   Here’s what I mean: I got a lot of “no”s when I pitched what I then called “my crazy idea” for a…

Raleigh Convergence in review: Timeline, top stories of our 3 years

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. As we wrap up the publication of Raleigh Convergence, here are some highlights of the last three years told through a timeline of launches and top read stories. Catch up: Why Raleigh Convergence is stopping publication, next steps and a…

Storytelling about Tradition closes out Converging Stories season (listen here)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. At Converging Stories: Tradition, four neighbors shared their true, first-person stories on the night’s theme. ABOUT THE STORIES: Each of the four interpretations of the theme of ‘Tradition’ is different, showing the diversity of lived experiences in our Raleigh area community while…

Little Blue Bakehouse will combine retail, coffee and incubator for bakers

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. Little Blue Bakehouse is coming in early summer to Southeast Raleigh.  The idea: A coffee cafe and bakery retail experience will be open to the community. A membership-based commercial kitchen tailored to bakers will take up the other portion of…

An important update on Raleigh Convergence’s future

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. Three years ago, I set out to create a new kind of local journalism. I envisioned a community news organization that told relevant stories in relevant ways.  At its best, it was beyond what I hoped for. The content connected people…

Behind the scenes at NCMA’s Art in Bloom 2022

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. North Carolina Museum of Art’s annual event of floral designs began Wednesday — here’s a behind the scenes look as some of the creations took shape. 🌼 What it is: Floral designers interpret works of art in the museum’s collection.…

Blush Cowork creates coworking space for women with childcare

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. A women-focused coworking space with childcare on site opened this week in Cary. Blush Cowork co-founder and managing partner Alison Rogers said the coworking concept fills a need for women and mothers. Why it matters: Women are disproportionately effected by…

Craften is a new kind of food hall, now open in Knightdale

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. Craften is a new concept: the variety of a food hall with the hospitality of a full-service restaurant. Opened by co-founders Max Trujillo and Kip Downer, it’s the first of two announced locations. The second will be in Clayton, a…

Last chance! Take the 2022 Raleigh Convergence Community Survey

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. What type of media company does Raleigh need in the future? It’s time for the annual Raleigh Convergence Community Survey, and I need your help in charting the course for what’s next. This year’s survey asks you about who you…

New gelato shop, Geluna Gelato, opening soon in Downtown Cary

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. Downtown Cary’s new gelato shop will offer a taste of its locally-made gelato 12-4 p.m. Saturday during its first pop-up. Geluna Gelato is a locally-owned gelato shop creating house-made recipes from fresh Homestead Creamery and NC State dairy milk. The…

Raleigh in 2022: Future proof Raleigh with these two concepts

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. How could Raleigh be better for more communities in 2022? We asked local community leaders and doers to share their ideas for the future.  Next up, Chuan Tsay shares his perspective. Chuan is a native North Carolinian and the co-owner…

Raleigh in 2022: Rest for ourselves and others

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. In December we launched our series on 2022 ideas for Raleigh: How could Raleigh be better for more communities in 2022? So far these local community leaders and doers to shared their ideas for the future.  This week, I’m weighing in on…

Listen to stories of ‘The Fall’

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. At our Raleigh live storytelling events for Converging Stories: The Fall, three Raleigh area neighbors shared their true, first-person stories. Each interpretation of the theme of ‘The Fall’ is different, showing the diversity of lived experiences in our community.  The outdoors, in-person…

Raleigh in 2022: We’re still here, now make our future better for all

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. How could Raleigh be better for more communities in 2022? We asked local community leaders and doers to share their ideas for the future.  The next essay is from Nick Neptune, a civic entrepreneur and community advocate. Nick is the…

Raleigh NYE: Ideas to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2021

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. Hi everyone! It’s Susan from @experience_raleigh here, with a roundup of some Raleigh New Year’s Eve celebrations!  There’s so much more happening this year than last – and we are ready for it! But there are still concerns about the…

Raleigh in 2022: An artist’s place to call home

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. How could Raleigh be better for more communities in 2022? We asked local community leaders and doers to share their ideas for the future.  Next up: Carly P. Jones is an arts executive and performing artist recently named the President…

Raleigh in 2022: How church properties could be a solution

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. How could Raleigh be better for more communities in 2022? We asked local community leaders and doers to share their ideas for the future.  Next up: Clark Rinehart, a civic & social entrepreneur who is working to make the world…

Raleigh in 2022: Start the Civic Renaissance

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. How could Raleigh be better for more communities in 2022? We asked local community leaders and doers to share their ideas for the future.  First up: Amber Smith, the Executive Director of Activate Good, a nonprofit that mobilizes locals to…

Slingshot Coffee founder launches sparkling superfruit tea brand with women-led production

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. Raleigh-based Slingshot Coffee entrepreneur Jenny Bonchak has launched a new line of sparkling, plant-based superfruit teas, Needs & Wants. The context: Slingshot Coffee is a Raleigh success story, having grown its cold brew-centric business to a national level. Now you can find Slingshot Coffee…

Illuminate Art Walk, lighted art installations in Downtown Raleigh, begins Friday

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. Illuminate Art Walk will return to Downtown Raleigh beginning Friday. 💡What to see: Chimes, pictured below, is a highlight of this year’s series of large-scale light-based art pieces. Chimes will span half of City Plaza on Fayetteville Street.  💡Find it: Other…

Thanksgiving travel guide: Busiest times for air travel from RDU, driving from Raleigh

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. Thanksgiving travel is back, the AAA’s 2021 report says, so expect the roads and airports to be close to 2019 levels. Here’s our quick guide to traveling from Raleigh for the long weekend: Traveling by car from Raleigh 🚗 The…

Raleigh’s holiday season starts this weekend. Here’s our guide

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. In Raleigh, it’s a tradition that holiday events begin the weekend before Thanksgiving. From the Raleigh Christmas Parade to local tree lightings and other festive events around town, the holidays arrive earlier. To help you plan your Raleigh holiday kickoff,…

Personal news from the editor + changes

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. Here’s the thing about being a solopreneur: Raleigh Convergence’s publishing and my time are one and the same. So my personal news is also Raleigh Convergence news: I’m expecting my second child! If you’ve attended an in-person storytelling event, this…

Downtown South, Park City South project designs announced by Kane Realty

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. Plans for three transformational projects for Downtown Raleigh’s southern gateway were released this week from Kane Realty. Two of the projects are at Downtown South and one is at Park City South near Dorothea Dix Park. If the projects move…

Tonight is Converging Stories: Tradition, virtually live!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more. Tonight is our virtual night of storytelling for Converging Stories: Tradition! Tickets are still available. What to expect at our virtual event:  Stories begin at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) over Zoom. How to “show up”: This event uses Zoom webinar — feel free to join…