What is Labor Day and why do we celebrate? There have been several official start dates for Labor Day. It seems it actually started in Toronto, Canada in 1872 before being celebrated for the first time in New York City in 1882. Oregon was the first state to make it an official holiday in 1887. Labor Day began as a demonstration for workers rights but has evolved into a celebration and recognition of the last unofficial day of summer and officially the last appropriate time to wear white. Although, Emily Post says that’s not true anymore, especially in warmer climates like ours here in North Carolina. So go ahead and wear your white shoes, pants, anything you want and celebrate!
Here are a few activities we found happening in the Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs area for the holiday.
5-Year Anniversary Walk Around Bass Lake! Monday, September 2nd at 630pm. Come on out for a 1.75 mile walk and celebrate the 5-year anniversary of this meet-up group! This is a great event for first-timers to come out and meet some fellow members. As always, dogs and kids are more than welcome to come along as well. We will go counter-clockwise around the lake, so if you arrive late, just head clockwise and eventually we will run into each other.
Front Porch Realty and Front Porch Realty Holly Springs have once again teamed up with the local Coldwell Banker HPW office to gather school supplies for local schools. Our school supply drive has always been extremely successful, thanks to all of you! The students and the teachers are extremely grateful for our support!
We will collect through the month of August. Drop off locations include:
Front Porch Realty Fuquay-Varina office – 604 N Main Street Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Coldwell Banker HPW office – 528 N Main Street Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Front Porch Realty Holly Springs office – 208 Premier Drive Holly Springs, NC 27540
The lists above can give you an idea of what the students and teachers need this year. But don’t feel like you have to stick strictly to these lists. We’ll take any new items and make sure they get delivered to the right people. Thank you again for your help in this way! This is something we look forward to every year.
There’s something for everyone in Lakestone Village!
This quaint neighborhood sits just North of the town of Fuquay-Varina right off of Highway 401 / Main Street. Established in 2004, Lakestone offers a variety of home styles and price ranges from the $200,000’s to the $400,000’s. Most are on small lots giving the neighborhood a Charleston feel complete with porches and tree-lined streets. Lakestone offers an easy commute to Raleigh, Fayetteville and is even a short 120 minute ride to North Carolina’s coast. Lakestone Village also has a high walk-ablilty score; take an evening stroll to Kohls, Applebees or several other retail establishments and restaurants nearby.
The concept for Lakestone Village incorporates single family homes, town homes, and a Village Center with quaint shops and services offered. Those who aren’t familiar with the neighborhood might not know there are two beautiful natural lakes in the “Village-Style” community with walking paths. There is also a gazebo, childrens park and a swimming pool. The L.E.A.K (Lakestone Events and Activities Planning committee) puts on regular social events for residents including pool parties, egg hunts, yard sales and more! See what they offer here.
Click here for what is currently ACTIVE on the market in LAKESTONE VILLAGE and be sure to let us know if you would like to view any of these homes or any others available in neighborhoods just like this one.
Are you ready to Run the Quay? Yes, it’s true this Chamber of Commerce sponsored Annual event has been going on every year for the last 15 years, it’s a tradition! How about the brand new Downtown Cooldown, happening at the same time in downtown Varina? Well, here’s all the info you need to get ready!
The Chamber is anticipating over 1,000 runners this year! Check out the race routes, and come out to cheer on your favorite brave runners! Then, head on over to Varina to Celebrate. There will be something for everyone at this FREE family friendly event including food trucks galore, Live music, kids activities like a bounce house, Fhairy Sparkles Hair, yard games, and even the Stormy Mascot from the Carolina Hurricanes!
We hope to see you all there!
Run the Quay – Saturday, June 1st, from 9am – 2pm.
Downtown Cooldown – downtown Varina at the old Stephen’s Hardware 9am -2pm
Register here for the 5K, 10K, or the Kids Fun Run – REGISTER
Pick up your race packets here –
Thursday, May 30th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm @ Omega Sports Cary Crossroads
Friday, May 31st, 4:00 – 7:00 pm @ GNC of Fuquay-Varina
Saturday, June 1st – Starts at 6:00 am at race site
FOOD TRUCKS AND BOOTHS
Aloha Shave Ice
Brooklyn Boys Pizza
Corner Boys BBQ
Pints Ice Cream
Qspresso Cuban & Latino Fusion
Aviator Brewing Company, Inc.
Fainting Goat Brewing Co.
Vicious Fishes Brewery
The Senior Services Council and the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce has organized and hosted the annual Senior Services Expo 2019 in Fuquay-Varina. This year’s event will be held at Fire Station #1 (301 S Fuquay Ave.) in the heart of the downtown Fuquay retail district Monday, May 6th from 10 am – 2 pm.
Seniors and care-givers will have access to over 40 providers at the resource fair. They’ll offer insight, expertise and solutions for aging adults and their loved ones. A shredding truck will also be on site to provide shredding services at no cost.
So come out on Monday, bring your paper to be shredded and grab some friends! Stop by the Front Porch Realty booth and say hi! We’ll have experienced agents there all day to discuss selling your home.
Mark your calendars and come on out to the first ever downtown Holly Springs “SpringsFest” and North Carolina Spring Classic Run! The day will begin with the NC Spring Classic run, which consists of both an 8K and 16K race. The run will begin at Sugg Farm Park and finishes in downtown Holly Springs, as the festival is starting. For more information on the race click here.
The SpringsFest is hosted by the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce. The theme for the first festival will be, ‘Celebrate Our Past; Embrace Our Future!’ The festival is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in downtown Holly Springs. And will finish at 4 p.m. There will be vendor tents, food trucks, a beer garden and Car and Truck Show. This free event is expected to welcome thousands of people into the heart of Holly Springs to showcase the town’s recent downtown development. See the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce website or their Facebook event link for more information.
Front Porch Realty will be there and have agents available if anyone wants to talk about how we can help you, start the process of buying or selling a home. Stop by our booth for a goodie, we can’t wait to see you there!
Saturday, October 27th from 10 am – 4 pm
Sugg Farm at Bass Lake, Holly Springs
The Town of Holly Springs joins, businesses, churches and civic organizations throughout the Triangle to offer up this fun community celebration!
There will be live entertainment the whole day, arts & crafts vendors, a children’s corner with games, activities, inflatables and rides, fire trucks and police cars on display. And of course, Food for all to enjoy!
Check out the HollyFest 2018 facebook event discussion page to see a sampling of vendors and sponsors.
Come show your favorite Front Porch Realty agents those galoshes ’cause this event is held Rain or Shine!
Thursday, October 4th, 6:30 – 9:30 PM in the Varina Business District
Festivities begin with one of Soul Music’s all-time great groups, Chairmen of the Board.
Join us for the Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival
Saturday, October 6, 2018
10 am – 4 pm
Here’s a MAP of the main areas:
There’s lots to see and do this coming weekend in Fuquay-Varina. All of us here at Front Porch Realty love our town and we love a good celebration, be sure and stop by our booth for some neat give-a-ways and to say “hi”!
Introducing Mary Pickard Photography. Mary is the photographer who takes most of the pictures for our Front Porch Realty website. As you can tell, Mary is passionate about what she does, is talented and has over 35 years experience. We love having her on our team!
Check out Mary’s website to find out more about her, view more of her work, and how to contact her directly.
Mary is local to both of our office locations and has been taking our new listing photos for years and so it made sense that we would call on her when we were ready to launch our new website earlier this year! Mary was pivotal in the creation of the “Our Towns” page and highlighting all that our wonderful towns have to offer. She’s always willing and ready on a moments notice to take our new listing photos as well photos of new businesses in town, so all can be added to our website quickly.
No one sells Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs like Front Porch Realty!
Saturday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m
Holly Springs Cultural Center
More than 25 adult and children’s authors, presentations and readings, panel discussions, and more!
Come out this Saturday to meet many authors including friends of Front Porch Realty Erin and Deek Rhew! Deek will be participating in a panel on thriller novels.
Here’s the complete schedule:
*Meet Authors, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
*Panel Discussions and Featured Author Readings & Presentations, 1-6 p.m. Click here to see all the authors and presentations scheduled.
*Children’s Authors, 2-3 p.m.
*Door Prizes, 1-5 p.m. To be eligible for a prize, register at https://hollyspringsbookfestival.eventbrite.com. You must be present to win.
*Food Trucks: The book festival is on the same day as the farmers market’s food truck rodeo (8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. along Main Street), so come prepared to find fantastic foods and phenomenal writers.