Cary Student Clips Coupons, Collects 1,474 Pounds of Food

Story and photos courtesy of the Inhulsen Family.

Cary, NC – A seventh grader in Cary decided to see how much food he could collect for charity by clipping coupons. Over the course of three months, he spent less than $20 and collected over 1,400 pounds of food. Read more

Music Students Invited to Play with the Pros

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Brooke Meyer from last year’s Cross Currents Festival

Cary, NC – Last summer’s Cary Cross Currents Music Festival brought more than a week of chamber music to Downtown Cary and kicked off the opening of the Cary Arts Center. A key ingredient of the festival was the “Side By Side” instruction given to select area music students.  This year, director Carrie Knowles is expanding the program and the time for students to apply is now. Read more

Event: Summer Camp and Education Expo

Story from staff reports. Photo by Sarita.

Cary, NC – Our friends at Carolina Parent run a great Summer Camp & Educational Fair. This year, the fair is on Sunday, February 19, 2012 right here in Cary. Read more

Education: Yang Wants To Be a Mathematician

Story by Matt Young. Photo illustration by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Allen Yang is a senior at the Cary Academy. He is also one of 10 students nationwide selected to compete for $10,000 in the 2012 national Who Wants to Be a Mathematician contest on Jan. 6, 2012 (9:30-11:00 a.m at Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA). Read more

Education: NC Wins $70 Million Grant

Story and photo of Cary Elementary by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Lost in the hoopla of the holidays was this bright note: North Carolina won a $69.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Read more

Education: A STEM Stocking Stuffer with a Story

Cary, NC – Molly Paul is an accomplished 12-year old. She founded and manages a turtle adoption organization, is a junior curator at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and has created a line of turtle-shaped soaps for sale at Hemlock Bluffs. They make great stocking stuffers for kids and grownups who are into science and wildlife and want their cash to go to a good cause. Read more

Eye Opener with Tony Tata

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Wake County Superintendent of Schools Tony Tata talked to a crowd of more than 100 at the Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast this week. Read more

Mills Park Collects a Ton of Food

Story by Cindy Sinkez. Photo from Mills Park Middle 6th Grade Blog.

Cary, NC – Mills Park Middle School delivered 2276 pound of food to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC last week. Read more

Who’s the Smartest in the State?

Cary, NC – A recent study by American City Business Journals (ABCJ), parent of Triangle Business Journal, studied brainpower in cities with more than 100,000 people. Guess who’s #1 in North Carolina? Read more

Cary Marching Bands Make Their Mark

Story by Nancy Caggia and photos by Kevin LaWall. Above, Green Hope Band Director Brian Meyers leading band onto the field at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Cary, NC- Several area high school marching bands traveled to Indianapolis over the long weekend to compete in what has become an annual rite of passage. Cary High School advanced this weekend to the finals. Read more