Dreamfest in Cary is a culmination of different parts of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. There’s a Day of Service, an event for children to learn about the civil rights leader and a poetry festival for self-expression. But one of the central event is the Diversity Summit, which brought leaders and thinkers from around Wake County and the country to talk about race and racism in today’s society.
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School is often about more than teaching math, science and how to read. It can impart skills and lessons. And one local school taught its students through a food drive that raised more than 100 pounds for Triangle hunger relief.
Downtown Cary is rapidly growing now but there are still businesses from before the recent boom. One of the most distinctive is the Matthews House, which is now under new ownership for the first time in 14 years.
With a new year, many people make resolutions and often they have to do with personal fitness or health. A new option of those people is opening in Cary as CycleBar ads a location here.
In the Winter, it’s not dry out and the weather is cool. That makes it the ideal time for the Town of Cary to do some controlled burns to prevent future wildfires.
If you watched the Golden Globes last night, you saw some of the year’s best actors, actresses and writers being recognized for their movies and TV shows. But if you were lucky enough to be at the event yourself, you may have seen jewelry created by a local Cary designer.
When the Carolina RailHawks announced they were becoming North Carolina FC and were building a new stadium, they also said a professional women’s soccer team was coming. Now we know Cary’s new team will be the league’s current champions.
Every year is a chance to evaluate the local economy but when a new president comes to power, it is particularly important to look at what changes may come and what impact they will have. That’s what hundreds of business leaders in Cary did as economist Michael Walden tried to chart out 2017.
In Cary’s first Town Council meeting of 2017, the town approved a new benefit plan for staff, started funding for improvement projects around Cary and heard ideas about new programs and rezoning.
Last month, the Western Wake Farmers Market moved to its new location in Morrisville. Looking ahead to the busier Spring and Summer, the market is starting a fundraising campaign.