Published May 12, 2010
Dr. Calvin Jones Highway to be dedicated
The public is invited to a dedication ceremony Thursday, May 20, to officially re-name the N.C. 98 Bypass as the Dr. Calvin Jones Highway.
Several descendants of Dr. Jones and his wife, Temperance Boddie Jones, will attend along with town officials and officials from the North Carolina Department of Transportation will attend the program at 6:30 p.m. at town hall. Commissioner Anne Hines will be the keynote speaker.
The newly-named highway, of course, is not quite complete although a portion of the construction has opened for traffic on the Falls of the Neuse Road relocation. The ceremony was obviously also timed to allow DOT officials with offices in Raleigh time to reach Wake Forest on Capital Boulevard.
An article about Dr. Jones’ life is reprinted in this week’s issue.
Holding Pool opens Saturday, May 29
One of the area’s largest outdoor public swimming pools, that blue water delight in Holding Park, will open for the summer on Saturday, May 29, and will be open on weekends through Sunday, June 14.
Beginning on Monday, June 15, the 50-meter pool will be open weekdays and weekends through Sunday, Aug. 22.
During those summer months, the pool will be open for swimming as well as water aerobics, swim lessons, lap swim times and parent/toddler swim times. The open swim times are from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 7 p.m. weekends. Admission fees are $1 for children 2 and under, $3 for children 3 through 12, and $4 for everyone 13 and older.
You can now purchase open swim passes at town hall for $40 per person if you live in town, $65 for everyone who lives out of town.
The swim lesson schedule will be announced May 17.
For information about lessons, swim times and other programs, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 554-6180.
Positions open on two advisory boards
There are open seats on the Wake Forest Board of Adjustment and Historic Preservation Commission.
The seat on the Board of Adjustment is for a resident of the town’s extra-territorial jurisdiction and will expire on Dec. 31, 2011.
The seat on the Historic Preservation Commission is restricted to a resident of the town’s Historic District along North Main Street and nearby streets. The term for that seat expires Dec. 31, 2012.
To apply, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov/Government/AdvisoryBoards/aspx and download the advisory board application. You can also speak with Town Clerk Deeda Harris at 6190 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rye Mountain Boys will perform June 6
Six Sundays in Spring will end on May 30, but there is still music on tap in the impressive amphitheater at the E. Carroll Joyner Park on Harris Road
The Rye Mountain Boys will be on stage for a free bluegrass concert Sunday, June 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. People are invited to bring a picnic and a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the music. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Community House on West Owen Avenue at Holding Park.
The Rye Mountain Boys seek to bring to life the original sounds of bluegrass as it was first played.
The performance is offered by Pinecone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional music. The co-sponsors are the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department and United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County.