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Guide: New Year’s Eve 2015 in Cary

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This list of events features a wide range of options--Cary offers celebrations for all ages from casual to elegant. The events are sorted by type, so take a look to go ahead and firm up your plans! Just remember to have fun and stay safe.…

Recipe: Braised Pork Chops

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I always like to sear a piece of meat in a pan and then pour in some liquid and let it simmer for an hour. The meat has all the flavor you lose in boiling but is as tender as a four-hour stew.…

Weekend: Holiday Cheer for the Whole Family

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A Victorian Christmas in the Square will be held under the Crossroads Plaza Christmas tree from 6-8 pm on Friday evening. Attendees can enjoy free hot chocolate, coffees, crepes, appetizers, and music from professional carolers dressed in authentic Victorian costume.…

3 Steps to Protect Your Pet During the Holidays

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The holiday season is the most dangerous time of the year for our pets. Read on, and learn how to protect your dogs and cats from poisoning, extreme temperatures, and emotional and physical distress.…

Cary’s Jewish Cultural Festival: Coming Dec 22

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The festivities will kick off at 5 pm on December 22 with the lighting of a nine-foot menorah. After, citizens of all ages can enjoy traditional and Kosher Jewish foods, entertainment by singers, a puppeteer, lots of hands-on activities for children, and a Klezmer band.…

Recipes: Homemade Christmas Candy

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We've found that homemade candy is the perfect treat to give out as little gifts to neighbors, teachers, bus drivers, friends, and extended family around the holidays. Then, we save our "big dinner" for Christmas Eve and snack on the leftover candy and appetizers on Christmas Day. …

Recipe: Oven-Roasted Beets

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Beets are a good source of vitamin C, iron and magnesium, and a very good source of dietary fiber, folate, potassium and manganese. People on a gluten-free diet can enjoy beets just like everybody else.…

Cary Visual Art Teams Up with Life Experiences

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Cary Visual Art and Life Experiences, Inc. are two local non-profits that do incredible things in our community. This week, with the help of successful artist Eric McRay, the organizations joined together to create fun workshops.…

Food: Potato Latkes for Hanukkah

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We usually make our latkes on the first night of Hanukkah, and this is one of our favorite family holiday traditions. The recipe is deceptively simple but, as any good Jew knows, making good potato pancakes takes a knack. Years of making them have given us some "kitchen hints" that…

Garden: Holiday Plants for Your Home

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There are plenty of holiday plants to brighten your decor during the holiday season. The poinsettia is the most well known, but there are several others that can also become perennials in your home with a little extra care.…

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