A Group for Writers in Cary

Story by Matt Young. Photo of Algonquin writers group from Wikimedia. L–>R  Art Samuels, Charlie MacArthur, Harpo Marx, Dorothy Parker and Alexander Woollcott.

Cary, NC – I’ve reviewed a lot of books written by local authors for CaryCitizen, and I’ve received many article submissions from Cary residents. It is very clear there is literary talent around these parts. Read more

Pig Pickin’ Palooza

Cary, N.C. – Enjoy an old-fashioned pig pickin’, live music, kids’ entertainment and raffle prizes at the Pig Pickin’ Palooza Fundraiser on Sat., Sept. 10, 11 am-2 pm, at the Western Wake Farmers’ Market. Read more

Day-Tripping to the Beach

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – When we tell folks we day-trip to the beach, sometimes they react with surprise. “Where do you go,” they ask. “How long does it take?”

Herein, I will tell all about our secret North Carolina beach spot, just a short trip from Cary. Read more

Eating Southern: The Sweet Potatoes Restaurant Cookbook

Story by Matt Young. Photo via Sweet Potatoes. Above, Chef Stephanie Tyson and co-owner Vivian Joiner.

Cary, NC – Is it the recent growth in the area that is inspiring all of the books on history, culture and food? A noble attempt to make sure  that we all celebrate and hang on to the traditions of the south? I think so. And I am glad.  Read more

Miracle Day at Green Acres Farm

From staff reports. Photo via Green Acres Farm.

Cary, NC – On Saturday, September 3, children with disabilities will take a break from life in the city while participating in a special Miracle Day at Green Acres Farm in Cary.  Players and families of the Miracle League of the Triangle will receive free admission to the farm and corn maze. More than 200 families have registered to attend. Read more

Profile: Carlotta Ungaro, New Morrisville Chamber President

Story by Matt Young. Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Morrisville, NC –  Carlotta Ungaro started her position as President of the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce in May of this year. We had a chance to speak to her this week. Read more

Made From Scratch Mac & Cheese

Recipe by Lindsey Chester. Photo by MegaBeth.

Cary, NC – If you’re like me, the only macaroni and cheese you’ve ever made came from a box and involved an orange powder. But I was inspired this week to make it from scratch – I was surprised just how easy (and cheap!) this dish was to make. Read more

Events: Labor Day Weekend

The CaryCitizen Calendar of Events is edited by Lindsey Chester. 

Cary, NC – As summer slowly unwinds, it’s time to think about Labor Day. Whether it’s an outdoor movie, an outdoor concert or an outdoor sporting match, the Cary Calendar has lots to do over the long holiday weekend. Read more

Lazy Daze Festival Cancelled: Irene’s First Casualty

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – With Hurricane Irene making an uncertain path toward the North Carolina coast this weekend, The Town of Cary today officially announced they would cancel the 2011 Lazy Daze Festival. Read more

Education: Wake County College Fair September 18

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Suzie Tremmel.

Cary, NC – Traditional school began today (sigh of relief). Time to start thinking about college!

Mark your calendars: the Wake County College Fair will be held 2:00-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 18 at the McKimmon Center, NC State University. Read more