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

Editorial: Just Say No to Fracking in Cary

Editorial by Hal Goodtree. Map from Southern Environmental Law Center.

Cary, NC – Fracking has the potential to make North Carolina a net energy exporter. But serious concerns exist about contamination of water supplies. Until those concerns are laid to rest, Cary needs to ban fracking within our town limits. Read more

Restaurants: Bosphorus

Story and pictures by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – The Downtown restaurant scene in Cary is always changing. The new “in” place to eat lunch: Bosphorus. The food is fantastic, the service and experience are classy and comfortable and the price is right. Read more

Events: Snow This Weekend at Waverly Place

Cary, NC – Get out your mittens and your scarf for a ton of snowy fun this Saturday at Winter Wonderland in the new Waverly Place. Read more

Festival Lights Up Downtown

story and photos by Lindsey Chester

Downtown Cary kicked off the holidays in style this past weekend with the annual Ole Time Winter Festival and tree lighting held on Chatham Street and Town Hall campus. Read more

Gardening: Plant Those Spring Flowering Bulbs Right Now

Editor’s Note: It’s time to plant bulbs for spring bloom in Cary, and we saw this great post by our friends at Garden Supply Company. Thanks to GSC for letting us share it with our readers.

Cary, NC – If you’re looking forward to beautiful blooms this winter and spring, here’s what you need to know right now about Spring Flowering Bulbs. Read more

Gingerbread Houses Raise $90,000 in Cary

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Brooke Meyer.

Cary, NC- The Umstead Hotel and Spa hosted the 9th annual Gingerbread House benefit to raise funds for Triangle Family Services last Thursday. 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.

Harold’s Blog: Trains and Trees

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through December 4, 2011. Photo of Old Time Winter Festival by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – This week’s activities were comprised mostly of meetings and events. Read more

Shoebox Gifts for Military Spouses

Story by Lindsey Chester, photo courtesy of Shoeboxes for Military Spouses.

Cary, NC – Shoeboxes for Military Spouses, is an organization that focuses on the loved ones left at home when members of the military are deployed overseas. This year they are collecting shoeboxes filled with small gifts from Nov 25- Dec 17 at many area locations int he Triangle. Read more