Cross Currents Festival Starts This Sunday

Story by Lindsey Chester.

Cary, NC – Starting this Sunday, downtown Cary will be alive with music, dining and art in collaborations like never before. Read more

Trash Talk: New Law Bans Computers and TVs from Landfills

Story by Leslie Huffman, photo by Mosman Council.

Cary, NC – The Town of Cary was the first in the state to offer curbside pickup of discarded computers for recycling. Now, a new statewide law bans all computers and TVs from landfills.  Read more

Contest: Win 4 VIP Tickets to Boz Scaggs

Cary, NC – If you grew up in the 70’s, chances are you listened to the “Lido Shuffle” on your car’s FM radio as you cruised around town. For a time, his music was everywhere.

Do you have a “Boz Scaggs Experience,” some memorable moment from the past that’s connected with the music of Boz? Think back.

Tell us the story and you could win 4 tickets to Boz at Booth on July 15.

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Food: Cedar Plank Salmon

 

Story and recipe by Jim McGrody. Photo by Sean Dreilinger.

Cary, NC – Last time I was writing for CaryCitizen, I wrote about apple wood smoked chicken.

I hope that some of you traded in your hamburgers and hot dogs and tried something new.

As I was beginning to think about what I should be writing this week for  the  CaryCitizen, I realized I was once again thinking smoking on the grill. I really should move on, but as it is not even the fourth of July yet, we all should still be talking about backyard grilling. It is fun, saves energy and is a great way of bringing the family together. My greatest memories as a kid are often associated with our family in the backyard cooking on the grill. Read more

Events: Cary Kids Museum Benefit this Thursday

Story by Matt Young. Photo courtesy of SAS.

Cary, NC – The Heart of Cary Association Inc. is sponsoring a June 30 bash to benefit the proposed Downtown Cary Children’s Museum.

The event will take place at the Ashworth Village parking lot on Thursday evening, June 30 from 8 pm until 10 pm. Read more

History: Cedar Fork Rifles

Story and photographs by Hal Goodtree

Morrisville, NC – Civil War History came to life on Saturday as the Cedar Fork Rifles reenacted their 1861 ceremony of commission. Read more

Scavenger Hunt: Win 10 VIP Tickets to Styx

Styx photo by Chris Adamczyk.

Cary, NC – The excitement is building for the 2011 Cary Scavenger Hunt. Did you know the Grand Prize for Adult teams is 10 VIP tickets to Styx at Booth Amphitheatre? Read more

10 Ways to Beat the Heat

By Michele McKinley. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – It’s summer time, and the livin’ is easy!

Whether you’re planning a “staycation” or just looking for a checklist of awesome things to do and places to go right here in Cary (and the surrounding area) this summer, Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) offers 10 ideas for you. Read more

Weekend: CBL Basketball Finals & 45 Other Cary Events

Cary, NC – How’s this for exciting: the Continental Basketball League 2011 Finals are this Friday at Herb Young Community Center. It’s the Cary Invasion vs. the Florida Fight at 7 PM. Read more

Recipe: How to Make Home-Brewed Vinegar

Story and photo by Matt “I Love to Ferment Things” Young.

Cary, NC – I got a hand-thrown pottery vinegar fermenter for Father’s Day. I even asked for it. One of my daughter’s responses when I asked for it was, “You have odd hobbies, dude.” Read more