Friday, November 11, 2011

Do a little Christmas Shopping at the Eye of the Eagle Art Center

20% Off All Art Supplies!

Shop now for the Holidays!

Give the gift of Art as a hostess gift or a gift for the person on your list who has everything.

The Eye of the Eagle Art Center!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2011 Clayton Christmas Parade

TIS THE SEASON!

Come join us as we celebrate the
Holiday Season!


The 2011 Clayton Christmas Parade Saturday - December 10, 2011
at 3:00 P.M.


If you or your organization would like to participate in the parade, download a registration form and send it in today! We would love to see you in the parade!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Come And Have Lunch!!!

1st ANNUAL
SQUEALIN ON THE SQUARE

Enjoy Eastern NC BBQ at its finest!!!
  Saturday, October 15th
from 12:00 noon – 3:00p.m.

Please come out and support your Chamber of Commerce!!!

Get a delicious plate of the most amazing
Eastern NC BBQ!!!

BBQ plates will be only $5.00 and include:
BBQ
Baked Beans
Slaw
&
Roll

Then you can sit back, relax and listen to the sounds of the GB4 band.

We will deliver to your business with an order of five (5) plates or more! 
Call 915-0373 to place your order!!!!!

We Look Forward to Seeing You There!!!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


1st Annual
Squealin on the Square!
BBQ COOKOFF
October 14th & 15th

So you think you can cook up the tastiest BBQ Pig in the town of Clayton. Well then you need to enter our Pig Cooking contest and claim the honor of being the "Best Pig Cooker" in our community.

Put your apron on, pack up your best BBQ sauce and meet us at the Town Square for the 1st Annual "Squealin on the Square" BBQ Cook-off.
  • When: October 14th & 15th.
  • Where: Downtown Clayton's Town Square on the corner of Main Street and Fayetteville Street
  • Time: Chief Cooks meeting will take place on Oct. 14th at 7:00 p.m. and the pigs will be distributed to the Cooks one hour later. Judging will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15th and the winners will be announced at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: BBQ plates go on sale at 12 noon on Saturday, cost $5 in advance, $6 on the day of the event. Tickets will be available at the Chamber on October 10, 2011.
  • Entertainment: The GB4 Band will play for your entertainment on Saturday from 12 noon until 3:00 p.m. So bring your lawn chairs and enjoy some mouth watering BBQ and enjoy the music.
  • Awards: Prizes will be awarded to the top three(3) cooking teams.
  • RSVP: Registrations and entry fee's must be in at the Chamber by October 7, 2011
Download a registration form today! Fill it out and mail it along with your check to:

Clayton Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 246
Clayton, NC 27528

For more information please contact Jim Godfrey at 919-553-6352 or jim@claytonchamber.com.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Fall Book Sale at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library Tomorrow (9/10/11)

The Friends of the Library’s Fall Used Book Sale is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 8:00am until 2:00pm at the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library located at 100 South Church Street in downtown Clayton.

We will offer a variety of used books--fiction, nonfiction, inspirational, cookbooks, textbooks and classics. There will be something of interest for every book lover. We invite you to come, browse and fill one of our provided bags for only $12.00. You won’t find a better bargain anywhere. A Collector’s Corner of special books will also be available.

New Scholastic books will be for sale in the children’s room. Clifford, the Big Red Dog and Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus series will be visiting. Children may have their faces painted for $1.00.

Proceeds from the sale will be used to support the library and its programs. Thank you for your continued support of the library.

2011 Clayton Harvest & Music Festival Heavy on Music and Variety

This is the second year since the Clayton Chamber of Commerce added ”music” to their Clayton Harvest & Music Festival and they are serious with two stages and 13 different music acts.

The East Stage is in on the southside of the 400 block of Main Street, between The Flipside and Jones’ Cafe. Schedule:

10:00 am The Brightleaf Bluegrass Band, featuring Kathi Nixon

11:20 am Mary Selvidge

12:40 pm MikeMickxer

2:00 pm Shelter

3:20 pm Sayer McShane

The West Stage is at Town Square, on West Main Street between Fayetteville Street and O’Neil Street.
Schedule:

11:45 am Taylor Leopold (2010 Clayton Idol Winner)

12:30 pm Bruce Naegelen

1:00 pm 2011 Clayton Idol Winners

1:45 pm Dameron & Ladd

2:45 pm Paul Bomar Trio

3:30 pm Johnny Orr

4:15 pm Revelus

5:00 pm Fifty/50 Band

7:30 pm Central Park Band

All music is free and start times are approximate. Read on for a little background on each musician/band.

2011 Clayton Harvest Festival Music Lineup

Brightleaf Blue Grass Band
East Stage – 10:00 am


The Brightleaf Blue Grass Band is led by Kathi Hinton Nixon a local singer/songwriter with a love for bluegrass and Americana music. In 1994, she and her sister Kellie Hinton produced a CD with a majority of the songs written by Kathi.

East Stage – 11:20 am

Mary Selvidge has been playing and writing music since she was sixteen years old. In November 2007 she placed 2nd in the Colgate Country Showdown Southeast Regional in Thomaston, Georgia. She has performed at concerts for several great country music artist like George Strait, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Toby Keith, Taylor Swift, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, and many more.
Mary and her band were winners of the 2011 Carolina Music Awards for best country band.


East Stage – 12:40 pm

Mike Davis, on lead vocals and lead guitar, is well known in Triangle musician circles as the multi-talented and energized front man for The Amateurs, Zydecopious and now the MikeMickXer trio. With crisp and compelling guitar leads played on “Gretchen” (his gorgeous, red, sweet-sounding Gretsch guitar), soulful vocalizations, lively rapport with the audience, and waist-length dreadlocks twirling, Mike provides all the soul, flash and verve a band could want. Mick Voiland, on organ and bass, is the “convenor” of MikeMickXer, having brought Mike, Gary and himself together “not only as a way of playing out in front of people more often, but also exploring what might be done differently with some rarely played tunes from the last 50 years.” Mick provides the bass line for the group using his left hand on a second keyboard, something he says he finds is “fun, mesmerizing and, above all, rewarding.” Gary Grier, on drums, is the trio’s very talented man-on-the-skins. He’s played within the funk, rock and R&B genres, but loves to venture out across all the popular styles. With a strong emphasis on timing and groove, he has played with many local bands, most notable the West Street Band, but now drives the beat for MikeMickXer.

East Stage – 2:00 pm

Shelter is an energetic and entertaining pop/rock cover band playing the songs you love and the ones you forgot you loved from the sixties to today. With both female and male singers covering the classics, a splendid time is guaranteed for all. Shelter is formed by musicians with decades of experience for one purpose - to provide the audience with a variety of music that differs from the standard fare. Recognizable songs, to be sure, but ones you may not hear every time you turn on the radio. We play the songs you love and the ones you forgot from the sixties to today.

East Stage – 3:20 pm
Sayer McShane is an exciting band from Detroit, Michigan. They play an amazing blend of rock, blues, Motown, soul, and more. With a strong command of their instruments, “The Girls” deliver a powerful performance with their big sound and solid harmonies. Kristin Sayer “The Git-tar Player” sings lead and plays lead guitar. Carolyn McShane “MC Shane” sings and plays drums. They entertain the crowd with their fun, interactive dialogue and compelling songwriting. Sayer McShane definitely put on a show unlike anything you've seen before.

West Stage – 11:45 pm

This 16-year old singer-songwriter picked up the guitar for the first time when she was 10 years old. She has written dozens of songs over the past few years and is now working towards releasing them on a self-published album, with an expected release date in late 2011. She was the 2010 Clayton Idol winner, sponsored by the Clayton Chamber of Commerce.

West Stage – 12:30 pm

Bruce Naegelen has been performing his and other people's songs since 1979 throughout central New England and coastal North Carolina. Whether the venue is a festival, restaurant, club or private party, Bruce's music and humor keeps things happening. From Jimmy Buffett to John Prine, songs from the 50's, 60's, 70's and even the 80's, there's something for just about everybody!


West Stage – 1:45 pm

Scott Dameron and Jay Ladd fall comfortably in the mold of the new “singer/songwriter”. Accomplished musicians, singers, and lyricists, their sound is a mixture of new/fast-folk, americana, pop, and any other trendy genre that includes acoustic-based, thoughtfully written, and melody-driven music. Jay Ladd’s dynamic and emotive voice, as well as his stylish keyboard playing, perfectly seams and connects with Scott Dameron’s acoustic guitar, which can be rhythmic and percussive, but also melodic and soulful.


West Stage – 2:45 pm

Paul Bomar is a 35 year old jazz guitarist (as well as other styles), composer, arranger, and guitar instructor (any style)from North Carolina. He has been involved with numerous musical projects throughout the area which include Steel Belted Slinky, Evil Jungle, the Corey Parker, and Human Beans. He is currently involved with Blue Concept, the Marc Getter Trio, the Paul Bomar Trio, the F.O. Finch Quartet, and others.

East Stage – 3:30 pm

Johnny Orr has been a fixture in the Raleigh area for a long time. He’s been performing since the mid 80′s and the past few years have kicked things up notch. Johnny made it to the finals at Nashville Star, he’s been on CMT’s Big Break with Sara Evans, he’s opened for Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Gretchen Wilson, Phil Vassar, Josh Gracin, Josh Thompson, Jeff Bates, and many more. Johnny Orr Band also won the Clayton Town Square Concert Series, “Battle of the Bands” in 2008.

Revelus
West Stage – 4:15 pm

Edgy mainstream alternative rock with strong melodic vocals, a fresh sound and unique appeal...Revelus melds loud, heavy guitars with cut through melodies and mixes rock sensibilities with a sharp sense of pop songwriting. The band strives on creating music that makes heads move! Revelus is a very hard working band, and they take their musical careers very seriously. This is their thing... it's what they have been doing for the duration of their lives, and they wouldn't continue to do it if they didn't do it well. Great things are in store for Revelus and their future.

West Stage – 5:00 pm

The Fifty/50 Band is a very tight Raleigh, N.C. area band specializing in providing a unique variety of great music to party to. Like the banner states, "WE LIKE TO MIX IT UP" Together for more than six years, The Fifty/50 Band has been performing a great mix of music that will get your attention as well as get you on your feet. The Fifty/50 Band get their name from all members having been born in the fifties, they are all in their fifties, and everything so far has had a Fifty/50 chance of happening. The Fifty/50 Band play songs they grew up with and played in garage bands in the late sixties and early seventies. Songs that everyone has heard at least once in their lives. From Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Oldies, Blues, R&B, Country, etc.... You get the idea! Check out the song list!


West Stage – 7:30 pm

The Central Park is one of the most popular bands to play in Clayton and they are from Clayton! The lineup features Casey Coats and Marty Gilbert as lead singers, Tom Bagley on guitar, Craig Pulley on bass, George Coghill on drums and John Fichera on keybords. Their vast repertoire includes playing music from the Beatles to the Black Eyed Pea’s. CPB specializes in audience participation, encouraging people to dance!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Opportunity for Clayton Business Owners

The Johnston County Job Training Office is offering local businesses a training incentive: on the job training.


On the job training will benefit businesses that wish to hire quality people who are willing to train and learn the skills needed to do the job.

We streamline the hiring process by sending you qualified applicants, and we supplement the cost for training these new employees: up to 50% wage reimbursement during initial training time.

The length of the training period varies depending on need, and there is no limit to the number of applicants that can participate.

Contact:
Nancy B. Stancil, Business Services Coordinator Johnston County Job Training JobLink Career Center Johnston Community College
(919)464-2485
(919-209-2094
nancystancil@johnstoncc.edu

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Jewelry Design Studio Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Jewelry Design Studio owners, John & Jovi McFadden celebrated their first year in business today with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and sidewalk refreshments. Flanked by Chamber members, customers and others, John & Jovi cut the ribbon. Jewelry Design Studio is located at 417 E Main Sreet and their number is 359-3649.

The Castaways Perform at Town Square Concert Series Finale on Sept 15

The season finale of the Clayton Town Square Concert will feature The Castaways on Thursday, September 15 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Clayton Town Square, 100 W Main Street in downtown.

This is the Castaways first appearance in Clayton and are the premier party band in the Carolinas and Virginia. From it's beginning in Durham, NC in 1961, The Castaways have been pleasing audiences with their unique flavor of Beach, Soul, and Rock N' Roll for generations of fans. But don't let the fact that the band has been around for fifty years fool you. High energy, current songs, and fun on stage will bring a party to all age groups! The Castaways original music can be heard on Beach Music radio shows throughout the southeast. As artists on the KHP Music label, their CD’s entitled "Generation Six" and "Give It Up" have received great reviews as they have showcased the variety of vocal styles and song selections that The Castaways can offer.

Sponsors of the 2011 Clayton Town Square Concert Series are the Town of Clayton, Grifols, Clayton Steakhouse, Hometowne Realty, The Flipside Restaurant, Clayton News-Star and Joe Mama’s Mobile Stages and KB Homes.

Several downtown restaurants offer pre-concert dinner specials, including The Flipside at 408 E Second Street, Clayton Steakhouse, 307 E Main Street, Mulberry on Main Italian Restaurant, 217 E Main Street as well as Festejos Mexican Grill, 905 E Main Street, Primo Pizza, 226 E Main and Lucky Chicken Peruvian Restaurant, 312 E Main Street.

Residents of Clayton are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for this “free” public concert. There are several local vendors to provide light refreshments and food. The Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. will once again serve beer and wine. Coolers and alcoholic beverages are not allowed to be brought in to the Town Square.

The Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed to coordinate revitalization work in the historic downtown district. The Clayton DDA advocates and provides business improvement services in the downtown district, administers incentives for downtown improvements, and organizes several special events, including the Town Square Concert Series, and the Christmas Village & Tree Lighting.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Impending Hurricane Causes Closings

The impending hurricane is causing a disruption of services and events all over the area, including here in Clayton.


The Saturday downtown Farmers Market has been called off for this weekend, and the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library will be closed.

In addition, the Clayton Community Center will be closed, as well, though it may reopen in the afternoon Saturday once the storm passes.

Police and Fire officials have set up a temporary control center at Fire Station No. 1 downtown in the event that emergency services are needed when Hurricane Irene hits the area on Saturday.

Electric service interruptions are also a concern in extreme weather. If the storm hits the Clayton area harder than expected and customers of Clayton Public Power experience a service interruption, they can report the problem by calling 919-553-1530.

Hurricane Irene, a large, powerful hurricane, is continuing on a collision-course with the NC coast.

DPM Studios Open House TONIGHT!

Clayton Farm & Community Market CLOSED Tomorrow Due To Hurricane Irene

Message from the CFCM Board of Directors: "Due to the impeding weather, The Clayton Farm & Community Market will be CLOSED THIS SATURDAY!! The Market will resume regular hours on Labor Day Saturday, September 3, 2011. Please take preventive measures to keep your families safe!"

In the meantime, visit Lee's Produce at 401 W Main Street - they may be closed Saturday, also, but will be Sunday and all week long!

Extension of Front Street "Moving Forward"


Town officials are moving ahead with plans to extend Front Street from Mills Street all the way to NC 42.

The design phase of the project, which includes an environmental study, is expected to take a few months, with construction beginning sometime next year.

"We are very pleased to be funded and moving forward. This is an important and beneficial project," Town Manager Steve Biggs said.

The nearly mile-long stretch of street will have curbs and gutters with a five-foot sidewalk on one side and a 10-foot multi-use asphalt path on the other that will be part of the effort to provide walking trails through town.

Town officials say the extension is badly needed to provide an alternate east-west route into downtown. Along with easing traffic congestion, it would also allow emergency vehicles from Fire Station No. 2 an easier path to downtown and the north part of town, as well as access from the northeast area to the Post Office without having to cross railroad tracks.

The extension will also open the area up for development, as well as improving access to the Clayton Spinning Mill property, which would better facilitate redevelopment.

Most of the estimated $1.6 million cost will be paid by the state, with much of the town's part paid by a local developer whose land will be opened up by the work.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Specials from the Flipside & Special Luau!

Saturday 8/20 we are having a special Luau event. From 3:30 - 7:30 pm, DJ Ray will be playing music and Karaoke



From 8:30 PM Until Johnny Orr and Band will be performing. There will be drink and food specials. Prizes for the best Luau outfit. It will be fun.



FlipSide Specials for the week of 8/15 – 8/20/11

Lunch

$5 Burger-1/4 lb. Angus with L.T.O. and choice of cheese. Served with Steak fries
$6 Soup and grill cheese-Corn Chowder
$6 Hawaiian Dog-Nathan's foot long with peach salsa and Pepper jack cheese with Steak Fries
$7 Blackened Scallop cake with sliced tomato and slaw on Kaiser served with Steak Fries.

Available at Lunch or Dinner-

$8 Burger of the Week-Aloha Burger 1/4 lb. Angus burger with Teriyaki, grilled pineapple, grilled onion and ham with choice of cheese and L.T.O. with choice of side.

$10 Appetizer Seafood Sliders one each Scallop cake and Crab cake on a petite roll with lettuce and tomato served with steak fries.

Dinner

$11 Catch of the Day-2 Fish Tacos-Grilled Swai fillet on a flour tortilla with lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, mixed fruit and veggie salsa, and Hawaiian sauce. Served with choice of side.

$13 Pasta of the Day-Hawaiian style sweet marinara with pineapple, cherry tomatoes, bacon, pepperoni, peppers, mushrooms, and shrimp tossed with shell pasta. Served with side salad and bread.

$14 Tuna Carpaccio 8 oz. Tuna steak with capers, tri colored peppers, red onion, with a blended Balsamic sauce over a small bed of greens with fresh lemon wedges.

$16 Sweet, Smokey ,Spicy Rubbed Beef Tenderloin with Grilled Pineapple salsa and Coconut rice.

***Weekly Specialty Cheese Cakes by Sherry ask your server for this week’s flavor***

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fun Times at Downtown Dance Party Last Night

Around 50 folks attended last night's "Downtown Clayton Dance Party" on Horne Square at Main & Lombard streets. It was the second event of its type sponsored by the Clayton Downtown Development Association Inc. in conjunction with DPM Studios.

This event's theme was swing dancing, and about 20 dancers participated in the lessons taught by DPM Studio owner Raquel Williams. The other's all watched!

Here's a link to one of the earlier lessons and here's one to a line dance Raquel taught the group later in the evening.

For more photos click here.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Central Park Band Performs at Next Town Square Concert on August 18



The next Clayton Town Square Concert will feature The Central Park Band Thursday, August 18 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Clayton Town Square, 100 W Main Street in downtown.

This will be The Central Park Band’s second appearance at the Clayton Town Square Concert Series. The band is based in Clayton and feature Casey Coats and Marty Gilbert as lead singers, Tom Bagley on guitar, Craig Pulley on bass, George Coghill on drums and John Fichera on keybords. Their vast repertoire includes playing music from the Beatles to the Black Eyed Pea’s. CPB specializes in audience participation, encouraging people to dance!

Sponsors of the 2011 Clayton Town Square Concert Series are the Town of Clayton, Grifols, Clayton Steakhouse, Hometowne Realty, The Flipside Restaurant, Clayton News-Star and Joe Mama’s Mobile Stages and KB Homes.

Several downtown restaurants offer pre-concert dinner specials, including The Flipside at 408 E Second Street, Clayton Steakhouse, 307 E Main Street, Mulberry on Main Italian Restaurant, 217 E Main Street as well as Festejos Mexican Grill, 905 E Main Street, Primo Pizza, 226 E Main and Lucky Chicken Peruvian Restaurant, 312 E Main Street.

Residents of Clayton are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for this “free” public concert. There are several local vendors to provide light refreshments and food. The Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. will once again serve beer and wine. Coolers and alcoholic beverages are not allowed to be brought in to the Town Square.

All concert dates are the third Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Town Square at 100 W Main Street in downtown Clayton

May 19 Hip Pocket Band

June 2 Nantucket

June 16 Johnny Orr Band

July 21 Craig Woolard Band

August 18 Central Park Band

Sept 15 The Castaways

The Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed to coordinate revitalization work in the historic downtown district. The Clayton DDA advocates and provides business improvement services in the downtown district, administers incentives for downtown improvements, and organizes several special events, including the Town Square Concert Series, and the Christmas Village & Tree Lighting.

For more information on the series contact DowntownClayton@gmail.com.



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

“Downtown Clayton Dance Party” Set to Swing Tomorrow at Horne Square


The second “Downtown Clayton Dance Party” will be held Thursday August 11 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm with a Swing theme.

The Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. (CDDA) has partnered with DPM Studios owner Raquel Williams to provide some swing dance lessons and then a dance party under the stars at Horne Square at Main & Lombard streets.

“The first ‘Dance Party’ attracted about 50 people which was great for lessons,” said CDDA Promotion Committee Chair, Debbie Romano. “Everyone who attended said they really enjoyed it and wanted us to continue the event.”

The $5 per person dance lesson, taught by Ms. Williams, will be held from 7:15 pm – 7:45 pm and then she will play swing music from various eras until 9:00 pm for people to enjoy. Refreshments will include Pelican Sno-balls, DD&J’s Kettle Corn and the CDDA will provide beer, wine and soft drinks.

"Swing dance" is a group of dances that developed with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s-1950s, although the earliest of these dances predate swing jazz music. The best known of these dances is Lindy Hop, a popular partner dance that originated in Harlem and is still danced today. While the majority of swing dances began in African American communities as vernacular African American dances, some swing dances, developed in ethnic communities.

Today there are swing dance scenes in many countries. Each local swing dance community has a distinct local culture and defines "swing dance", and the "appropriate" music to accompany it, in different ways.

DPM Studios, located at 468 E Second Street, offers instruction for various types of dance, including salsa, Latin, ballroom, east and west coast swing, country western, and even line dancing. They are available for onsite instruction at parties, reunions and wedding receptions.

The Clayton Downtown Development Association’s mission is to lead the redevelopment of Clayton’s historic downtown as a primary art, cultural and social center.

For more information call Clayton Downtown Development at 553-1545 or DPM Studios at 655-5346 or send an email to claytondowntown@gmail.com. Updates can be found at www.downtownclayton.org.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

FlipSide Specials for the week of 8/1 – 8/6/11

From the Flipside - 408 E Second Street

Lunch

$5 Burger-1/4 lb. Angus burger with choice of cheese and L.T.O. with steak fries.

$6 Nacho Chili Dog-1/3 lb. Nathan's Foot long hotdog with Jalapeños, Grilled onion, meat chili sauce and Nacho cheese topped with green onion and served with Steak fries.

$6 Soup and Grill cheese-Buffalo Chicken Soup

$7 Fish Soft Taco-Tempura fried Swai fillet with Cheddar cheese, Lettuce, and Watermelon/Mango Salsa. Served with steak fries.

$8 Bruchetta Chicken wrap with sautéed spinach and onions, fresh mozzarella, tomato bruchetta and grilled chicken on choice of wrap and choice of side

$8 Burger of the Week-Philly style burger with sautéed peppers, onions, and mushrooms with provolone cheese, and lettuce and tomato. Served with choice of side.



Dinner

$8 Appetizer-Crab Stuffed Baked Mushrooms

$10 Blackened Shrimp and Blue cheese salad-Mixed salad with Blue cheese crumbles and Blackened Shrimp served with choice of dressing.

Catch of the Day

$12 Firecracker Swai-Sweet and spicy balsamic chili sauce with ginger. Served with side of Mac and cheese and coleslaw.

Pasta of the Day

$13 Shrimp and Scallop Scampi served with side salad and bread.

$16 Balsamic glazed mushroom and feta steak with Basmati veggie rice and veg. Served with bread

Featuring fresh homemade local cheese cakes for dessert.

Ask your server for today's flavor.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Downtown Clayton Boasts Several "Best" in Triangle East Survey

Triangle East Magazine has published its "2011 Reader's Choiuce Awards" and several businesses in Downtown Clayton have received top honors and honorable mentions! Congratulations!

click here for the full list

Bests
Best Italian Restaurant - Mulberry on Main
Best Florist - Annie V's
Best Jewelry Store - Main Street Jewelers
Best Small Business in Clayton - Clayton Steak House
Best Pre-School - Lipscomb's Learning Center
Best Attorney - Lawrence Kristoff
Best Local Festival - Clayton Harvest & Music Festival
Best School Principal - Clint Eaves, Clayton High School
Best High School coach - Gary Fowler, Clayton High School

Honorable Mentions
Best Dessert HM- Clayton Steakhouse
Best Steakhouse HM- Clayton Steakhouse
Best Coffeehouse HM- Coffee Mill

The best way to show your congratulations to these businesses is to shop or eat there!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Want to Serve on a Town of Clayton Board? Now's The Time!

Do you enjoy sharing a skill or learning a new one? Do you like networking? Do you want to be more involved in the community? Then consider the opportunities serving on a Town board or committee could provide.

The Clayton Town Council is looking for citizens to serve on the following citizen advisory boards:

Board of Adjustment [Residents of the Town and ETJ]

Downtown Development Association

Clayton Library Board

Planning & Zoning Board [Residents of the Town and ETJ]

Clayton Recreation Advisory Committee

Fire Department Advisory Board

Public Art Advisory Board

The Town Council makes appointments when vacancies occur or when terms of service expire. Information about the Town boards and an application are available on the Town’s website at: http://www.townofclaytonnc.org/. Citizens interested in being considered to serve on a Town board may submit an application to the Town Clerk by Thursday, August 18, 2011.

Town of Clayton Operations Center Workers Thanked by Downtown Development Association

They don’t often receive recognition for the work they do, so the Clayton Downtown Development Association (CDDA) on Tuesday, July 19 cooked and served breakfast for the Town of Clayton Operations Center workers.

Richard Rairigh, President of the CDDA thanked the thirty or so men and women in attendance and acknowledged their work in downtown.

He said, “The CDDA can’t thank you enough for all that you do to make downtown events so successful and keep downtown so visually appealing that people enjoying spending time there.”

The Town of Clayton Operations Center includes Public Works Department, which takes care of streets and public spaces, water and sewer, sanitation and engineering. Operations Center also includes the Utility Department and other services.

CDDA members who participated or contributed to the breakfast were Richard Rairigh, Betsy Grannis, Michael Grannis, Leslie Hubbard, Margaret Lee, Debbie Romano, Michael Sims. Debra Austermuehle, Boo Carver and Rob Baker were not able to attend.

The Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides education and business improvement services in the downtown district, administers incentives for downtown improvements, and organizes several special events, including the Town Square Concert Series, and the Christmas Village & Tree Lighting.

For more information about the Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. please visit http://www.downtownclayton.org/ or http://www.townofclaytonnc.org/ or by sending an email to claytondowntown@gmail.com.

National Night Out at Town Square on August 2

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2011

On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 Neighborhoods in Clayton, NC are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 28th annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event.

When: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Where: Clayton Town Square, 100 W Main Street in downtown Clayton

Time: 5:30 – 8:30pm

The Cobblestone Community in Clayton, NC won a national award last year for their outstanding event program. They are National Night Out All-Stars! This year the Cobblestone Coordinator, Yoneka Trent has been asked to coordinate the National Night Out Event for all of the Neighborhoods in Clayton.

The event will include The Clayton Police Department and McGruff, Fire Department and Sparky, Crime Stoppers, Animal Control, Clayton EMS, Martial Arts Demos by Jackson Black Belt Academy, Child ID Safety Cards by Walgreens w/photographers taking ID pictures at the event, Raffles, Games for kids, A Bad Guy Piñata, and much more.

Sponsors
Clayton Police Department
Clayton Parks and Recreation
Clayton Fire Department
Clayton Crime Stoppers
Clayton Downtown Development Association
Walgreens
Smithfield’s Chicken and Barbecue
Jackson’s Black Belt Academy
Pelican’s Snoballs
Stuff4Office
KB Homes
Aarons
Burger King
Allison’s Hair Salon
Wendys
Target
McDonalds
Venero’s Pizzeria

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Craig Woolard Band to Provide “Hot” Show Thursday Night

The next Clayton Town Square Concert will feature The Craig Woolard Band on Thursday, July 21 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Clayton Town Square, 100 W Main Street in downtown. Be prepared for hot weather and make sure you stay hydrated before and during the concert!

With the classic style of Ray Charles, the dynamics of Marvin Gaye and Rod Stewart, the Soul of James Brown, the vocal prowess of Steve Perry of Journey, combined with the passion of Sam Cook and Michael McDonald, you have “The Soul Man of Beach Music”, Craig Woolard. July 21 marks Craig’s 4th appearance in Clayton!

As the ambassador of Beach Music, Woolard has enjoyed a stellar career as the front man of one of Carolina’s premiere bands, the Embers. After 27 years with his former group. Woolard has taken on a new persona in what is claimed to be the South’s number one Beach Music, R&B, Top 40, Motown, 70’s & 80’s, and Rock & Roll Party Band….Craig Woolard is The Real Thing!

As a hit maker, Craig Woolard has several signature tunes. “ What You Do To Me”, and “Georgia”, to name a few. He has had FOUR #1 songs – more than any group in this industry. Their new CD, “Making Waves” went to #1 within weeks of its release. Their # 1 Hit Song “I’ve Got A Feeling” won SONG OF THE YEAR in 2006. His music and performances continuously amaze the crowds.

Sponsors of the 2011 Clayton Town Square Concert Series are the Town of Clayton, Clayton Steakhouse, Hometowne Realty, The Flipside Restaurant, Clayton News-Star and Joe Mama’s Mobile Stages.

Several downtown restaurants offer pre-concert dinner specials, including The Flipside at 408 E Second Street, Clayton Steakhouse, 307 E Main Street, Mulberry on Main Italian Restaurant, 217 E Main Street as well as Festejos Mexican Grill, 905 E Main Street, Primo Pizza, 226 E Main and Lucky Chicken Peruvian Restaurant, 312 E Main Street.

Residents of Clayton are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for this “free” public concert. There are several local vendors to provide light refreshments and food. The Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. will once again serve beer and wine. Coolers and alcoholic beverages are not allowed to be brought in to the Town Square.

Concert Series updates and other downtown news can be found by visiting http://www.downtownclayton.org/

All concert dates are the third Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Town Square at 100 W Main Street in downtown Clayton

May 19 Hip Pocket Band

June 2 Nantucket

June 16 Johnny Orr Band

July 21 Craig Woolard Band

August 18 Central Park Band

Sept 15 The Castaways

The Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed to coordinate revitalization work in the historic downtown district. The Clayton DDA advocates and provides business improvement services in the downtown district, administers incentives for downtown improvements, and organizes several special events, including the Town Square Concert Series, and the Christmas Village & Tree Lighting.

For more information on the series contact DowntownClayton@gmail.com.

The Herald: "Dish - Primo Pizza

Check out this article on one of Downtown Clayton's newest restaurants:

http://www.theherald-nc.com/2011/07/20/19276/dish-primo-pizza.html

Friday, July 15, 2011

Clayton DDA Makes Adjustments to Growing Town Square Concert Series

The success of the Clayton Town Square Concert Series has prompted the organizing sponsor, Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. (CDDA), to make some adjustments on concert nights.

An average of 1,300 people attended each of the first three concerts this year, and there are three more to go in the series. The next concert is July 21 and features Craig Woolard.

Concert Series Committee Chair, Debbie Romano, said, “We are responding to some of the concerns of our audience as well as some issues that we’ve (CDDA, Inc.) recognized.” She added, “Our goal is to provide a quality experience for concert-goers in downtown Clayton.”

Adjustments include:

• A designated smoking area in the parking lot, which will help keep the area clear of cigarette butts during clean-up and provide a healthier environment for non-smokers.

• Moving and reconfiguring some of the vendors to provide more space for concert goers. For example, DD&J’s Kettle Corn will move to the parking lot, and Venero’s Pizza will be moved back a little bit. The beverage tent will be aligned to run parallel along O’Neil Street and the footprint of the ID/Ticket/Serving tents will be shortened.

• Additional signage reminding concert-goers that alcohol and coolers cannot be brought into Town Square.

“We love the ‘home-town’ feel of the concerts, and have had no problems in the nearly five year history of the concert series,” said CDDA, Inc. President, Richard Rairigh. “But as the audience continues to grow, we want to make sure that record continues.”

The Town of Clayton is the major sponsor of the Concert Series, and the sponsors and proceeds from vendor fees and beverage sales helps defray additional concert costs such as rest facilities, signage, advertising, and security. Additional revenues are used for CDDA programs, services and improvements to downtown.

New street banners, a new website with a dynamic business directory and getting businesses ready for the 2012 NC Main Street Conference in January among the goals of the CDDA this year.

The Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides education and business improvement services in the downtown district, administers incentives for downtown improvements, and organizes several special events, including the Town Square Concert Series, and the Christmas Village & Tree Lighting.

For more information about the Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. please visit http://www.downtownclayton.org/ or http://www.townofclaytonnc.org/ or by sending an email to claytondowntown@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

“Downtown Clayton Dance Party” This Thursday at Horne Square

Downtown Clayton will come alive with the sounds of Salsa dancing at the “Downtown Clayton Dance Party” on Thursday July 14 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  The Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. (CDDA) has partnered with DPM Studios owner Raquel Williams to provide some Salsa lessons and then a dance party under the stars at Horne Square at Main & Lombard streets. The event on August 11 will feature Swing dancing.

“We wanted to do something a little different to promote downtown Clayton in the middle of summer,” said CDDA Promotion Committee Chair, Debbie Romano. “Hopefully, folks will come downtown a little earlier for dinner and then walk over to Horne Square for a dance lesson and show off what they’ve learned or already know!”

The $5 per person dance lesson, taught by Ms. Williams, will be held from 7:15 pm – 7:45 pm and then she will play salsa and similar type music until 9:00 pm for people to enjoy. Refreshments will include Pelican Sno-balls, DD&J’s Kettle Corn and the CDDA will provide Sangria, beer, wine and soft drinks.

“The salsa dance lesson will be easy to learn and fun! We invite families, singles and couples of all ages to attend this event,” says Raquel Williams.  “We are growing as a dance community here in Clayton. Many students are using dance as a fitness alternative and as a social means to meet new people. This public event is sure to bring those who love dancing together as well as those who want to try dancing for the first time.”

DPM Studios, located at 468 E Second Street, offers instruction for various types of dance, including salsa, Latin, ballroom, east and west coast swing, country western, and even line dancing. They are available for onsite instruction at parties, reunions and wedding receptions.

Today's Salsa dancing is a rich blend of Latin-American and Western influences. Salsa is typically a partner dance, although there are recognized solo forms, line dancing (suelta), and Rueda de Casino, where groups of couples exchange partners in a circle. Salsa can be improvised or performed with a set routine, choreography and freestyle.

The Clayton Downtown Development Association’s mission is to lead the redevelopment of Clayton’s historic downtown as a primary arts, cultural and social center.

For more information call 553-1545 or DPM Studios at 655-5346 or send an email to claytondowntown@gmail.com. Updates can be found at www.downtownclayton.org.

“Primo Pizza NY Style” Opens in Downtown Clayton

Pizza slices, subs and pastas are the main menu items on downtown Clayton’s newest restaurant. Primo Pizza NY Style, 226 E Main Street is owned by Alberto Sanchez.


Primo’s offers fresh, hand-tossed New York style pizza, pasta, subs, wraps, salads, and appetizers for dine-in or take-out. Mr. Sanchez said, “I personally make each pizza and entrée, and am proud of the food we serve.

This is his second pizzeria. Mr. Sanchez chose Clayton in which to expand because, “it is a growing town and I especially liked the traditional downtown, and I want to be a part of it,” he said.” Mr. Sanchez also owns Primo Pizza in Cary which has been open for more than two years.

Primo Pizza is located at the former location of Lucky Chicken, which recently re-opened at 312 E Main Street.
Hours are 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Monday-Thursday and 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Friday-Sunday. Call (919) 359-3515 for take-out.

Stores find success by focusing on the hunt - Consumer - NewsObserver.com

This is an interesting article about big box retail strategies in which independent retailers might have find some take-aways:

Stores find success by focusing on the hunt - Consumer - NewsObserver.com

Monday, July 11, 2011

Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray headed to Clayton

Just months after he became the youngest member inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, five-time Grammy winning guitar legend Robert Cray stops at The Clayton Center for an evening of unforgettable, soulful blues. The Robert Cray Band will perform on Friday, Sept. 30, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for this event go on sale Monday, July 11 at 10am.

It would be hard to overstate Robert Cray’s impact on rock, rhythm and blues. Considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation, Cray has been inviting audiences along on his epic musical journey—breaking through the pop ceiling with trademark sound and distinctive playing style.

Never content with interpreting his music the same way twice, Cray's daring innovations have placed him at the pinnacle of the blues recording industry. His 2009 album, This Time, brought him his 14th Grammy nomination and much critical acclaim from music critics worldwide. His latest release, Cookin’ In Mobile (Vanguard), is a live CD and his first-ever live DVD release. He has his own line of Fender Signature guitars and has performed alongside blues titans Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton and B.B. King. Cray has toured extensively with both Collins and Clapton while also having worked with legends Tina Turner, Keith Richards, Chuck Berry, Bonnie Raitt, friend and fellow guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn and Willie Dixon, to name a few.

The Robert Cray Band concert is a special presentation of The Clayton Center and will kick off the Center’s 2011-2012 performing arts season. Tickets are $35.50. Tickets are available by phone at 919-553-1737, online at theclaytoncenter.com or through The Clayton Center box office, located at 111 E. Second St. in historic downtown Clayton.

The full 2011-2012 season line-up will be announced August 2.

FlipSide Specials for the week of 7/11 – 7/16/11

Lunch

$5 - Burger-1/4 lb. Angus burger with L.T.O. and choice of cheese with steak fries

$6 - Soup and Grill cheese-Jambalaya with grill cheese

$7 - Fish Po Boy-Tempura battered Swai fillet on a sub roll with lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese and jalapeno aioli, served with steak fries.

$8 - Burger of the Week served @ lunch and dinner- 1/4 lb. Angus burger with pepper jack cheese and Avocado salsa, L.T.O. and choice of side.

Dinner

$13 - Pasta of the Day- Pepper Jack Mac with cherry tomatoes and green onions, served with side salad and bread.

$14 - Catch of the Day- Scallop Cake salad. Mixed green salad topped with two 3 oz. Scallop Cakes with choice of dressing.

$15 - Caribbean Jerk Tenderloin with Grilled Pineapple salsa and Basmati veggie rice.

EVENTS

7/13 - Team Trivia w/Jason Heart 8:00 PM

7/14 - Johnny Orr - 8:00 PM

7/15 - The Rick Keena Group Band 9:00 PM

7/16 - Good JuJu Band 9:00 PM

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Watercolor Workshop with artist Janie Prete

DEVELOPING YOUR WATERCOLOR/ACRYLIC IDEAS
(Class at Eye of the Eagle, Clayton)
Saturday, July 23, 2011 9am (promptly please) til 4pm with break for lunch
Bring only your supplies and not a lot of extraneous “stuff”
Minimum of 4 students
Maximum of 10

A basic to intermediate all-day class which is designed to inspire your creativity. This session will help students loosen their approach to watercolor. Students will also paint with acrylic which works like watercolor and at the same time develop a painting to a finished image ready to mat. A study in backgrounds will also be discussed.

Materials should include:
1 sheet of w/c paper - 140 lb - cold press (no tablets please)
1 or two sheets of synthetic paper (Yupo)
Brushes - at least 3 - one flat brush of an inch or larger
one round brush - 12 or 14 size
one very small brush to be used for detail
Three colors (at least) of watercolor paint - a red, blue and yellow (not student grade please and are available at the Eye of the Eagle Art center) or Matisse Flow acrylic which works like watercolor (Instructor will have some tubes of this also)
Container for water
Pallette
Backboard which supports your painting
Clips or masking tape to hold your paper
Paper towels
Small sketchbook or a couple of photos of VERY simple design

Most of these supplies can be purchased at Eye of the Eagle also, but call first to make sure.

Janie Prete: email or 553.1242 with questions or
Eye of the Eagle Art - 919 585.2461
Cost: $55.00 for the day. Check payable to Eye of the Eagle

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fireworks in Clayton on July 4 - Huge Celebration Planned!

Clayton's traditional Independence Day celebration is coming back with a bang next month with a slew of activities, including family events, competitions, demonstrations, children's games, bingo, live music, free ice cream and, of course, the area's best fireworks show.

The festivities will begin at 4 pm at Municipal Park on Monday, July 4, with fireworks at 9:15 pm.

"We're planning for quite a celebration," said Mayor Jody McLeod. "After last year's disappointment, we're coming back in a big way."

Competitions will kick off the celebration at 4 pm, headlined by the Basketball Skills Competition and the Cornhole Competition. Family Field Events--sack races, relay races, water balloon toss, egg toss, egg & spoon race and 50-yard dash--will also get underway.

Children's games will begin at 5 pm and last until about 8:30 pm. In addition, local groups will be offering Kung fu, Zumba and Line Dancing demonstrations, and the Fire Department will be offering a "spray down" to fight the heat. Also at 5 pm, the crowd will be treated to free watermelon.

Bingo begins at 6 pm, with free ice cream at 7 pm.

The band "East Bound" will perform from 7 to 9 pm, with a raffle drawing just before the national anthem and fireworks at 9:15 pm.

Last year, town leaders had to take fireworks out of the Independence Day celebration due to the economic downturn that hit the town's budget hard. But, earlier this year they decided to shift enough money from a parks study to buy $18,000 worth of fireworks for this year's celebration. Town Manager Steve Biggs said the parks study can go forward next year.


Councilman Bob Satterfield summed up the feelings of the Town Council when he said the July 4 celebration is important as a "morale booster" for a community weary from several years of economic hardship. Last year's cancellation of fireworks was a huge disappointment to a large number of residents. Many said it painfully underscored the hardship they were already enduring.



Clayton has traditionally held the largest July 4 celebration in the area, attracting thousands of area residents with all sorts of events, traditional summer foods and the area's biggest fireworks display. Donations pay for part of the cost, but the town usually provides the fireworks.

Here's the schedule of activities:

4 pm• Family Field Events -sack races, relay races, 50 yd. dash, water balloon toss, egg toss, egg &
spoon race
• Basketball Skills Competition
• Cornhole Competition

5 pm• Free Watermelon
• Clayton Fire Department Spray Down
• Kung Fu, Zumba, and Line Dancing Demonstrations
• Children’s Games (5:00-8:30)

6 pm
• Bingo

7 pm• Free Ice Cream

7-9 pm• “East Bound” Performs (bring your blanket or lawn chair)

9 pm• Raffle Drawing
• Sponsor Recognition
• National Anthem

9:15 pm
• Area’s Best Fireworks Show

This year's sponsors are:

Patriot
Town of Clayton
McDonald’s
Wake Heart & Vascular

RedKimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

WhiteMonster Batting Cages
Four Oaks Bank & Trust
Withers & Ravenel
Caterpillar
Debra Zombek, D.D.S., P.A.
Farm Bureau
Wal-Mart
Lorie Paulk Photography

BlueInfinity Fire Protection
State Farm
Patriot State Bank
Hudson’s Hardware



Tuesday, June 28, 2011

N&O to Buy Clayton News-Star

From the Clayton News-Star

Stewart McLeod, owner and publisher of The Clayton News-Star since 1997, announced today that he is selling the newspaper to the News & Observer Publishing Company.

"This was not an easy decision, and one that I thoughtfully and prayerfully considered for some time," McLeod said. "I weighed the interests of my family and the Clayton community and determined that a change in ownership is best for the continued success of the newspaper.
 
"The Clayton News-Star is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The News & Observer has the resources to insure that it will be around for another 100 years," McLeod said.
 
Editor Brian Rapp and Sports Editor Jim Green will join the News & Observer community news staff. McLeod will serve as advertising director of the News-Star. The newspaper will continue to operate from the offices at 109 Ellington St. in downtown Clayton.
 
The Clayton News-Star will increase circulation to 17,000 and become a semi-weekly, with Wednesday and Sunday publications. The first expanded edition will be published on Wednesday, Aug. 3, with the Sunday edition launching Aug. 7.
 
The News & Observer's Garner-Clayton Record will no longer be distributed in the Clayton area and will be renamed the Garner-Cleveland Record.
 
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to build on the success that Stewart McLeod has achieved with this popular paper," said News & Observer Publisher Orage Quarles. "With a Sunday edition and increased distribution, the News-Star will be able to offer more content to readers and more marketing power to advertisers."
 
With the purchase, the News & Observer will expand its community newspaper group to 10 publications. The Smithfield Herald and East Wake News also are part of the network.
 
"I'm excited about the future," McLeod said, "especially having two editions. For the past 14 years, The Clayton News-Star has been good to me and my family, and the entire Clayton community has been a most supportive and loyal friend. For that, I am very thankful, and I look forward to continuing to invest my time and energy in the paper and in Clayton.
 
"I am extremely appreciative of the efforts and excellent work of the newspaper over the years. My sincere thanks go to the present staff of Brian Rapp, Jim Green, Diane O'Brien and Suzanne Benoy and part-timers Laura Crosio, Raiford Johnson and Holly Lock for their expertise, dedication and loyalty," McLeod added. "They are more than employees; they are part of my family.
 
"With the help of many good people, including my late editor, Margaret Ritchie, and now-retired advertising manager, Shirley Johnson, the News-Star grew with the Clayton community and became an integral part of its fabric. I am proud to have been a part of its ownership history."
McLeod purchased The Clayton News-Star from Ralph Delano of Benson on Jan. 1, 1997. The paper was founded on Sept. 1, 1911, with W.S. Penn as editor.  (read more)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A JAZZ TRIBUTE TO DORIS DAY The only tribute endorsed by Doris Day

Vocalist Laura Didier and the Jim Martinez Trio will present "A Jazz Tribute to Doris Day" concert on Sunday, June 26, 2011.

Show starts at 3:00 pm and will take place at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street, Clayton. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Tickets available by calling 919.553-1737 or at http://www.theclaytoncenter.com/. Please note Ms. Day will not be present.


A classically-trained pianist based in Sacramento, CA, Jim Martinez has performed or recorded with notables like Lionel Hampton, the Stan Kenton Band, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Christian McBride, Benny Golson, Roy Hargrove, and Ed Thigpen, who was the first drummer with the Oscar Peterson Trio. Martinez recently worked as pianist and musical director for Joan Rivers and Bob Newhart.

Laura Didier, currently living in North Carolina, has been performing steadily with the Jim Martinez Trio since early 2007. Didier has performed at major Jazz festivals in California, Idaho, and Canada including the famed Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.

Martinez and Didier have presented their show nationally from retirement communities to performing art centers. Their tribute is the only one endorsed by Ms. Day. Jim and Laura have also been the only artists chosen to entertain at her Carmel, CA hotel, The Cypress Inn, for her annual birthday celebration on April 3.

This event will include stories, highlights and colorful images from Ms. Day's career. Didier and the Jim Martinez Trio will also perform many of Doris Day's popular hits spanning five decades, including "Sentimental Journey", "Secret Love" and "Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be").

Recently, Ms. Day had this to say: "Jim, thanks for the tribute" and "For Laura, a beautiful lady and a wonderful singer!"

More info can be found at http://www.doristribute.com/ or by calling 919.553-1737.

Town Square Concert Gets Front Page Coverage - For Flash Mob!

Last week's Clayton Town Square Concert featuring Johnny Orr has received a front-page berth in today's Garner-Clayton Record - for the Flash Mob dance! Check it out here:
http://www.garnerclayton.com/2011/06/22/7396/flash-mob-was-born-this-way.html

By the way, the next concert in the series is with Craig Woolard Band on July 21!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Art Programs

The Eye of the Eagle Art center in downtown Clayton is now offering summer art programs.

Visit their website for information, dates and times.

Or call Ms. Bonnie at 919-585-2461

FlipSide Events for the week of 6/20 - 6/26/11

6/21 - Open Mic

6/24 - Mike MickXer Band - 9:00 PM

6/25 - Valentino & the Piedmont Sheiks Band -9:00pm

6/26 - DPM Studio Present a Burlesque Recital

Doors open at 4:00 pm

Showtime at 5:00 pm



FlipSide Specials for the week of 6/20 – 6/25

LUNCH

$5 - Burger quarter pound Angus burger with choice of cheese LTO and steak fries

$6 - Soup and grill cheese Jambalaya soup with choice of bread and cheese

$6 - Foot long Nathan’s hot dog with choice of fixins and steak fries

$7 - Scallop cake sandwich 3 oz Scallop cake on a petite Kaiser with lettuce and tomato and choice of sauce with steak fries 

  
Available at lunch or dinner

$8 - Burger of the Week Teriyaki Burger quarter pound Angus burger with Teriyaki sauce applewood smoked bacon grilled pineapple and choice of cheese with choice of side 

      
DINNER                               
$12 - Catch of the Day Caribbean jerk Swai with Mango salsa Basmati veggie rice and veg

$13 - Pasta of the Day Roasted red pepper cream with shell pasta served with side salad and bread

$14 - Caribbean Seared Tuna with jerk sauce served with grilled heirloom potatoes and warm pineapple salsa

$16 - Peppered Tenderloin with  Parmesan rice and veg




Monday, June 20, 2011

Ford Firm Ribbon Cutting

The Clayton Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting today for one of it's newest downtown members: The Ford Firm at 442-B E Main Street. The firm has specialties in Real Estate, Election Law, Small Business Issues and Wills & Estates. David & Heather Ford are the attorneys, Tracy Perry is their paralegal. Call them at 550-2100 or visit their website at www.thefordfirmnc.com.

In the photo from left: Gerald Ford, David Ford, Tracy Perry.

13th Annual Clayton Visual Art Faire Competition Registration