Cut-A-Thon For Kay Raises Over $5000

Story by Lindsey Chester. Pictured above L ->R Nicole Moore, Admissions Director Mitchell’s Academy; Ashley Hancock Roman, former NC State Basketball player; Brenda Keene and Sarah Reese both of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Front: Isa Roman

Cary, NC- A few weeks ago, we reported about a cut-a-thon that raised that helped raise money in the fight against breast cancer. October is after all, Breast Cancer Awareness month, and folks around Cary get motivated for this cause like no other.

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Food Friday Locavore: Fall Produce

Story by Kaynan Goldberg. Kaynan is CaryCitizen’s 13-year-old columnist on all things frugal, crunchy, healthy and green. She also blogs at VeggiesGoCrunch. Photo by Hal Goodtree, CaryCitizen’s Chief Cook and Bottlewasher. He also takes pictures over on FotoHal.

Cary, NC – It’s October.  I’m so excited for autumn – it’s my favorite season, hands-down.

I like the piles of crunchy leaves, the cozy sweaters I can bring out from my closet, the warm, rich food… hey, I’m a food blogger, right?  I’m always thinking about what I can eat, and in fall, there is a cornucopia of choices – and I’m not just talking about Thanksgiving dinner. Read more

Save A Life Walk Has Legs

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Brooke Meyer

Cary, NC- The second annual Save A Life Walk on October 9th drew a crowd of over 300 to the Wake Med Soccer Park in their quest to raise money to help prevent teen suicide. Read more

Cut For A Cure

Breast cancer survivor Bridget McMinn gets new cut and style by Twisted Scissors owner Amanda Kimball at Cut for the Cure

Cary, NC- Haircuts are something many cancer survivors forego during chemo and radiation treatments. Here in Cary, the Twisted Scissors Salon raised money with haircuts to benefit the Susan G Komen For The Cure. Read more

Flu Shots at Cary EMS

Story by Leslie Huffman. Photo by Carol E. Davis for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Cary, NC – Getting vaccinated against the flu and the H1N1 Virus is your best protection against the influenza virus. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Read more

Eating Healthy: Food Challenge

Story by Kaynan Goldberg. Kaynan is CaryCitizen’s 13-year-old columnist on all things frugal, crunchy, healthy and green. She also blogs at VeggiesGoCrunch.

Cary, NC – Wow, it’s been a while!  We’ve started school again.  It’s great, but there is a lot more work than last year. Read more

Events: World Sight Day in Cary

Story from staff reports. Photo by Rosalyn.

Cary, NC – 670 million people around the world are blind or vision impaired simply because they don’t have access to an eye exam and a pair of glasses. You can help by getting your eyes examined on Thursday, October 13, 2011 – World Sight Day. Read more

Save A Life Event Grows in Second Year

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Karl Fisher

Cary, NC- A year ago, Victoria Bennis was planning her first save a Life Walk. She and her family were recovering from a personal tragedy. Her brother John, a 16 year old Green Hope student had taken his life the previous November. When a second Green Hope boy committed suicide that May, she knew she had to do something to stop what she perceived was becoming an epidemic. Read more

Tips For Athletes from the Mudcats Team Doctor

Story by special guest columnist Mark Galland. Dr. Galland is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine, practicing in Wake Forest and North Raleigh. He serves as team physician and orthopaedic consultant to the Carolina Mudcats.

Cary, NC – As the fall season progresses, it’s important to review some basic information that may help your student athlete stay healthy and perform at the highest level. Read more

Food: All Dressed Up

Story by Kaynan Goldberg. Kaynan is CaryCitizen’s 12-year-old columnist on all things frugal, crunchy, healthy and green. She also blogs at VeggiesGoCrunch. Photo by Elana Amsterdam.

Cary, NC – In a previous post, I listed a bunch of alternatives to raw veggies at snacktime.  Nuts, fruits, and, “Yay, smoothies!” are all great snacks.  However, you might want to bring those carrot sticks out of the fridge for this post. Read more