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Here’s what’s happening now:

Teachers and staff at K-12 schools and childcare facilities can register now through Wake County Public Health to request a vaccine appointment. Vaccinations will begin Wednesday.

The state will move to the next part of Group 3, additional frontline essential workers, a broad category, on March 10. Groups 1 & 2 will still be prioritized. [continue reading]
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Activations Coordinator at Downtown Raleigh Alliance [full listing]

Submissions must be received by 8 a.m. Monday to run the following Tuesday. The listings are reviewed before posting to maintain quality, but the turnaround time is usually 24 hours or less. [submit a listing

🚏Wake County's transit future

Now is the time to give input on Wake County’s long term, 10-year transit plan.

Catch up: Read our quick primer on the Wake County Transit new draft plans + updates. Or, dig in to the draft plan document here before giving your comment

The big picture: The Wake County Transit Plan focuses on four "big moves": connecting the Triangle region, connecting different Wake County communities, creating more frequent and reliable urban mobility, and access to transit.

That includes faster bus routes and a commuter rail connecting the region. [keep reading] 🚍

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Wake County could add anti-discrimination protections for natural hair. The effort is led by Commissioner Shinica Thomas, who experienced discrimination herself when applying for a job in Texas years ago, the News & Observer reports. Traditional Black hairstyles such as braids or twists would also be protected should it be added to the nondiscrimination ordinance for Wake County employment. [N&O

Get Garland drinks at home: "For the adventurous drinker," Libations @ Home membership from Cheetie Kumar's Raleigh restaurant will upgrade your home bar. Think a monthly cocktail off the menu, a low ABV drink for 2-4, a mixer, recipes and a snack, to begin. The memberships begin at $40/month. [details]


Heirloom Brewshop is re-opening their dining room Saturday at reduced capacity. Sunday, they'll begin more food offerings with a pre-order menu of Carolina catfish.

La Farm Bakery launched a 3-month pop-up bakery in Fuquay-Varina, close to Holly Springs. Outdoor seating, grab-and-go sandwiches and a full coffee bar is available. [more info🥖
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