Scavenger Hunt: Our Sponsors Rock!

Story by Leslie Huffman. Photo by Rachel Huffman

Cary, NC – Everyone loves the adventure that is the Cary Scavenger Hunt. What’s better then a fun filled day full of mystery sprinkled with prizes and civic pride? Sign your team up NOW!

But, we could not pull this summer fun fest together without our awesome sponsors. We have teamed up with some of the best local businesses to make the 2011 Annual Cary Scavenger Hunt the best ever! Read more

Miracle League Seeks Participants

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Chris Adamczyk.

Cary, NC- Parents of children with disabilities have through mid-August to register their child to play baseball in a specialized Triangle-area league this fall. Read more

History: Films, Exhibit and Reenactors in Morrisville This Week

Story from staff reports. Photo from Cedar Fork Rifles. Left, Duncan Parrish, right Edward Parrish, circa 1861.

Morrisville Historic Exhibit Grand Opening and Documentary Premier

The Town of Morrisville will unveil new historic exhibits and two video documentaries that feature the history of the town.

The exhibits will tell the story of Morrisville from the first Native Americans to the present. In addition, a new documentary on the history of the town entitled,  Jeremiah’s Dream: The Story of Morrisville, will bring this story to life. In addition, a second documentary of the 1865 Civil War battle in Morrisville, Twilight of Sabers, will also be premiered.

The exhibit opening will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. in Town Hall followed by the premier of the video premier in the Council Chambers.

For more information contact, Ben Hitchings, Planning Director, bhitchings@townofmorrisville.org

Reenacting History

Members of the North Carolina Grays/Cedar Fork Rifles will bring history to life with period costume, morning and afternoon company drill and a flag ceremony at Page House in Morrisville on  Saturday, June 25, 2011, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Period civilian dress encouraged. Sponsored by the Cedar Fork Rifles Preservation Society.

For more information contact: wgo6regnc@aol.com

 

Recipes: Wild About Blueberries

Cary, NC – It’s blueberry season in Cary and across the North Carolina Piedmont. Here are a few unique recipes to enjoy the bounty including Blueberry Breakfast Bake, Blueberry-Peach Iced Tea and Lemon Cream with Blueberries.

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Education: Test Drive WCPSS Assignment Plan

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Try out the new WCPSS “Blue Plan” for proposed 2012 student assignments on the web. Read more

Giant Yard Sale This Saturday!

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Jeri Gloege.

Cary, NC – This Saturday, June 18, the Cary Senior Center will host its annual Giant Yard Sale. Read more

Paddle Over to This Film Festival

 

Story from staff reports. Photo by Nicholas Ng.

Cary,NC, June 24th and 25th, 2011 – RallyPoint Sport Grill will host and  present the 6th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival, on Friday and Saturday, June 24th and 25th, 2011 at 7:00 pm on both nights. Read more

Cary Invasion Makes CBL Playoffs

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Suzie Wolf.

Cary, NC – Playoff basketball is coming to Cary on Friday June 24, 2011. The Cary Invasion, 9-0 in their inaugural season, will face a to-be-determined opponent in the first round of the CBL Playoffs at Herb Young Community Center. Read more

Food: Farm-Fresh Tuesday

Cary, NC – If you have ever said to yourself, “I should buy more locally grown produce,” I have one word for you to remember: Tuesday. That’s the day you’ll farm locally-grown, farm-fresh produce on sale mid-week at Cary’s two farmers markets. Read more

Cary Schools Win AHA “Brains & Bodies” Award

 

Photo from AHA

Cary, NC – Wake County Public Schools Superintendent Tony Tata joined Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) June 7 to announce the 2011 Brains and Bodies Award recipients for Wake County elementary and middle schools striving to improve the health of students and staff.

“We congratulate our winning schools and applaud their outstanding efforts to emphasize the connection for our students and staff between maintaining a healthy lifestyle and its positive impact on achieving a high-quality education,” said Superintendent Tony Tata.

Winning Schools

Davis Drive Elementary, Mills Park Elementary and Northwoods Elementary each won a Bronze Award and Farmington Woods Elementary earned an Honorable Mention for their efforts to increase physical activity and nutrition opportunities.

Four schools won the Gold Award designation:  A.B. Combs Elementary, Fuller Elementary and Underwood Elementary in Raleigh and St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School in Apex. West Lake Elementary in Apex won the Silver Award, and seven area schools earned the Bronze Award, including the three Cary schools, Hunter Elementary, Swift Creek Elementary, Wildwood Forest Elementary in Raleigh; and Olive Chapel Elementary in Apex.

Each of the award winners received a framed  “AHA Brains and Bodies Award: Healthy Students Grow Here” certificate to display in their school as well as a gift card to be used towards wellness initiatives. Gold award winners also received a banner to hang in the school and resources for a school celebration.

“We are so impressed with the innovations and programs of all these winning schools,” said Laura Aiken, director of AHA and WakeMed Community Outreach. “What really set the Gold Award winners apart, though, is that they each have a Wellness Committee involving staff and parents and they are working hard to enforce their school wellness policy. That is really key in maintaining and sustaining a comprehensive approach to health and wellness in the schools.”

About Advocates for Health in Action (AHA)

AHA created the Brains and Bodies Award to recognize schools that are meeting and exceeding local wellness policies, including the WCPSS Wellness Policy.

AHA’s team of nutrition and physical activity experts scored and evaluated applications and conducted site visits at a number of schools that applied. All school applicants will receive feedback on the good work they are doing and the team’s recommendations for ongoing improvement at each school.