When the Chinese Lantern Festival first came to Cary, it made a bigger impact than anyone expected. Now in its second year, the festival is bringing some new elements to celebrate Chinese culture.
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Since 2009, Cary has recognized important members of the community with the Hometown Spirit Award. And this year, the award went to someone who has been closely linked with downtown Cary and its development: Sheila Ogle.
As Cary’s economy and community grows, more companies and start-ups are looking for ways to keep the town moving. And to help, Cary’s Cofounders Lab has given advice to entrepreneurs and just completed its first year.
After a competition that came down to tenths of a point, Cary chef Ryan Summers and his team won their first match of the Battle of Champions and are now one more match away from being the state champions.
While buses and bikes are popular ways to get around in Cary, cars are still an integral part of local transportation and one resident recently won a contest to make sure his car was in working order so he could get around.
Lately, many nationwide chains have come to Cary to capitalize on the vibrant community that’s here. But North Carolina originals are also setting their sights on Cary, with Dame’s Chicken and Waffles opening a new store in town.
Cary’s Town Council worked into the late hours of the night as several big issues went before them, from the Cary Community Plan to the Eastern Gateway to the proposed homes next to Green Hope High School.
Next to familiar smells and tastes from homemade food, music brings out the most powerful memories from our childhood. And at Waltonwood Cary Parkway, they are using music therapy as a way to brighten their residents’ days.
One of North Carolina’s best resources is its natural beauty, with forests and rivers and mountains stretching from the outer banks to the Great Smokey Mountains. And one Cary businessman has been donating pieces of the state’s landscape to make sure their beauty is preserved, including a recent donation of 7,000 acres.
Military members go through different experiences but one stressful process that affects all veterans is the transition back home. A new nationwide non-profit is working to ease that transition through exercise and one Cary gym is helping out.