Spring: The Week of the Pear Blossoms in Cary

Cary, NC – Spring does not obey the laws of man. It comes and goes when it pleases, sometimes earlier, sometimes later, but always in it’s own sweet rhythm and time. This week, the pear blossoms are out, turning Cary into a Dr. Suess fairyland of white. Read more

Weekend: Art in Cary

Image by J.J. Raia. Lindsey Chester edits the Cary Citizen Calendar of Events .

Cary, NC – It’s so hard to choose among all the events on the Calendar. This week, we’ll focus on a few art exhibits around town. All are free. Read more

Pictures: NCHSSA Swimming Championships

Story from staff reports. Photos by Marvin.

Cary, NC – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association held its Swimming and Diving Championships this past weekend at Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary. Marvin of The M Factor sent in these photos. Read more

Pictures: Backstage with Nnenna Freelon

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photos by Brooke Meyer.

Cary, NC – Nnenna Freelon, originally scheduled to appear in Cary back in November, put on a show this past Saturday night at Cary Arts Center. Brooke Meyer snuck backstage during the warm-up and took some pictures for CaryCitizen. 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

 

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

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

Pictures: Old Time Winter Festival

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – I had a chance to stop by the Old Time Winter Festival in downtown Cary on Saturday. It was a lively good time and a beautiful afternoon so I took a few pictures.

Cary Citizen contributing photographer Brooke Meyer ended up taking the Santa pictures.

An outdoor theater had been set up on the north side of the street. I caught a few of the dance performances. Best costumes definitely went to this group.

Vendors and artists lined Chatham Street from Harrison to Academy.

Good times, low-key, neighborhoody and nice – that was this year’s Old Time Winter Festival.

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Events coverage on CaryCitizen is sponsored, in part, by The Meat House in Saltbox Village.

Cary Photographic Artists Juried Show Winners

Story by Nita Whitfield, photo by Brooke Meyer. Photo above by 3rd place winner Don Lutter, titled “Spot With Hooded Figure”

Cary, NC- Cary Photographic Artists (CPA) recently announced the awards of its 4th Annual Open Juried Photographic Exhibition, currently on display at the Cary Senior Center.   The diverse show of local photographers talent, amateur and professional, is on display through Dec. 16thRead more