Thursday, February 23, 2012

"Art of Living" Showcase this Saturday

If you have some free time this weekend, I encourage you to stop by and take a walking tour of the neighborhoods of Briar Chapel.

Homes will be open for you to see from 10am-5pm on Saturday and from 12-5pm on Sunday.

On Saturday, there is also going to be an "Art of Living" showcase from 3-5pm in several of the model homes throughout the community. During this event, you will have an opportunity to view the work of local artists while sampling a variety of international wines selected by Fearrington's Wine Director and Sommelier, Maximilian Kast.

See a list of wines he has chosen for the tasting.

I certainly hope to see you this weekend. If you do come, be sure to visit the model home at 371 Tobacco Farm Way and say hello!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Briar Chapel's 2011 Sales Up 13% Over Previous Year

Inman News recently ranked the Triangle as the top real estate market to watch in 2012. This was primarily due to the strength of our local economy, which is being fueled by demand for our universities and research facilities and a strong job market.

In a recent interview with Jeremy Salemson for, Kristy Yule (regional VP of Marketing for Newland Communities) discusses how Briar Chapel is doing in the Triangle real estate market, and how its performance compares to the other 36 communities Newland is building across the country. Watch the entire interview below.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

4th Annual Briar Chapel 5K & Earth Day Celebration Scheduled

A number of festivities are planned to celebrate Earth Day 2012 in Briar Chapel this year!

On April 21st, 2012, Briar Chapel will be hosting a 5K race at 9am to benefit The Abundance Foundation, which will be followed by a kids' fun run. Featuring a brand-new course this year, the 4th Annual Briar Chapel 5K has something for everyone. Whether you are a serious competitor, spectator, or just want to come out for a fun run or walk, I hope you will make plans to attend this annual event. You can even bring your running buddy this year -- that's right, dogs and strollers are welcome!

During and after the race, there will be music, local food, massages and more! Advanced registration is $20, or $25 on race day, and includes a locally-made organic cotton t-shirt, goodie bag and a Fullsteam beer ticket you can be redeemed at the afternoon's event. Awards will be given for the top 3 male and female finishers. The course is USATF-certified (pending).

The Earth Day Celebration continues in the afternoon from 3-5pm with hands-on demos and exhibitions from local businesses and organizations, artists and athletes, food and drink artisans, and Chatham County's first ever Food Truck Rodeo! The food trucks already confirmed are Chirba Chirba, Pie Pushers, Parlour, Will & Pop's, Fullsteam Brewery, and Carolina Brewery. Similar to the recent Pepper Festival, there will also be bubbles, hoopers and face painting for the young and young at heart.

At dusk (from 5-7pm) there will be some short films shown from Briar Chapel’s sustainability PSA contest, as well as a screening of Wall-E on the lawn. The event is free, but the more you support the food & beer trucks, the more you support The Abundance Foundation. Bring your hungry friends and family!

There are 11 weeks until the race - plenty of time to get ready! If you need a little help, I suggest you check out the Couch-to-5K program.