Author Archives: Ayn-Monique Klahre

The Whirl: Shelley Smith Reception

On August 30, The Umstead Hotel & Spa hosted a reception for visual artist Shelley Smith’s month long exhibition

The Whirl: Ella West Gallery Opening

The first exhibit, Return to Parrish Street: A Dream Realized, features work by artists Clarence Heyward, Kennedi Carter and Ransome.

The Whirl: NCRLA Chef Showdown 2023

NC chefs and mixologists gathered at the Angus Barn for the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association’s 2023 Chef Showdown.

The Whirl: Coastal Urge Opening

Claude Pope III, owner of Bald Head Blues and President of Coastal Urge, celebrated the opening of his second Coastal Urge store.

In Flight: Chimney Swifts in Raleigh

This annual wildlife phenomenon only lasts for a few weeks a year, and it’s easy to to see — if you know where to look.

The Whirl: Arthouse 2023

CAM Raleigh hosted Arthouse, its annual fundraiser. Guests enjoyed a meal by chef Cheetie Kumar while they took in new exhibits.

The Whirl: Liberation Station Opening

Liberation Station held its grand opening with a including a ribbon cutting, author signings and a march down Fayetteville Street

The Whirl: The Lost Colony 2023

First performed in 1937, The Lost Colony is an annual product in the Outer Banks that explores the histoy of the first English colonies.