Picturing Martin Luther King Jr.

Story by Hal Goodtree.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Martin Luther King Jr. Read more

Wide World of Cary Sports: High School Basketball

Cary, NC – Recently, some stellar basketball pictures came floating across the Cary Flickr Group. They are by Marvin of The M Factor and they are this weeks Wide World of Cary Sports.

High School Basketball in Cary

Marvin has been catching a few games around town – boys and girls, Panther Creek, Athens Drive, Cary High and Green Hope.

Interesting (at least to photographers), Marvin shot these pictures with a remote controlled flash. That’s unusual for sporting events and accounts for the crisp action pictures and vibrant indoor colors.

How About Your High School?

If your Cary area high school is not represented here, reach out to someone in your community who is shooting your games and recommend they contact the photo editor at CaryCitizen.

All our photographers make a voluntary contribution of their work. We rely on the community for our high school sports coverage. Any sport, any school in Cary is welcome.

Alternatively, maybe you know a pizza parlor or ice cream shop that might want to sponsor coverage of your school’s sports. Hook us up!

Wide World of Cary Sports


Theater: Cary Playwrights’ Forum

Story and photo by Lindsey Chester
Cary, NC – Cary is rich in the performing arts with many theater, dance and musical productions. But did you know we also have a group that writes original works? They are called Cary Playwrights’ Forum and I spoke with one of the group’s founders, Lydia Sbityakov. Read more

Night Photography: Lochmere Christmas Flotilla

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Last month, I wrote about taking pictures during “Magic Hour” – the time just after sunset when everything looks golden and lovely.

The Lochmere Christmas Flotilla this past weekend presented the challenge of photographing at night, when it was truly dark.

Herewith, a few tips and tricks for photographing at night. Read more

Dance: IBAs “Holiday Suite”

Story by Lindsey Chester and photos by Casey Toth.

Cary, NC- The International Ballet Academy performed their  Holiday Suite this past weekend at Cary Academy. It was hard to believe the dancers were in middle and high school. Read more

Cary Hanukah Festival: Tuesday Dec 20

Story by Leslie Huffman. Photo by Calamity Sal.

Cary, NC – Tuesday evening, December 20, 2011, beginning at 4 p.m. come to the Cary Arts Center to participate in the Jewish Cultural Festival. This event takes place on the first night of Hanukah, celebrating the Jewish Festival of Lights. Read more

Cary Authors: Faith, Dancing and Energy Medicine

Book review by Matt Young. Photo by PanArmenian.

Cary, NC –  Suzette Faith Foster walks to the beat of a different drummer (or dances, I should say). Some of you might be worried that this is an insult. Trust me – to Sue, it is not. There was a time when many thought she would never even walk againRead more

Pictures: Winter Wonderland at Waverly Place

Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – On Saturday, after taking a few pictures at the Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade, I wandered over to Winter Wonderland at Waverly Place.

There were snowball fights, sledding, toasted marshmallows, tasty treats and a giant amount of fun. Read more

Pictures: Cary Christmas Parade

Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Saturday was the 32nd Annual Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade. The weather was perfect, with thousands lining the parade route in Downtown Cary.

There were floats, mascots, marching bands, dancers, scouts, old cars, hoopers, dogs, artificial snow, real bubbles, elected officials, Elvis, Santa and a giant pelting of candy. It was literally raining candy at the corner of Chatham and Academy for two straight hours, thrown by participants into the crowd along the parade route. Wise children brought bags. Read more

Cary Players: Its A Wonderful Life

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Brooke Meyer

Cary, NC- The Cary Players rang in the Christmas season this past weekend at the Cary Arts Center with the stage version of the holiday chestnut “Its a Wonderful Life”. Read more