Entries by Hal Goodtree

Garrison Keillor Likes Ashworths

Guy Noir needed a raincoat Saturday night as Garrison Keillor brought A Prairie Home Companion to Booth Amphitheatre. The sky drizzled all evening with umbrellas periodically opening and closing across the great lawn like a field full of moths. But the weather couldn’t dampen the fun for the packed house, there to hear Keillor’s witty and nostalgic show.

Gardening: Dry Season Plants

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree Cary, NC – Driving around town, it’s easy to see what’s going on in our gardens this month: baking heat. But several types of low-moisture plants love the hot, dry weather and make a nice addition to the summer garden. Sedum, the King of Succulents Succulents are plants that […]

Eat Local: Brigs

Cary, NC – When it comes to comfort food, Brigs can’t be beat. It’s a neighborhood classic at the corner of High House and Maynard in the Kroger (Maynard Crossing) shopping plaza. Think of Brigs as a gourmet/diner, if that’s not a contradiction in terms. At Brigs, it’s not.