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

Eye Opener with Tony Tata

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Wake County Superintendent of Schools Tony Tata talked to a crowd of more than 100 at the Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast this week. Read more

Food: Post Thanksgiving Turkey Noodle Soup

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Di Bedard.

Cary, NC – Cyber Monday for me is Turkey Soup Day. The leftovers have been eaten and all that remains is the turkey carcass- time for some homemade soup! Read more

Classifieds: Speakers, Antique Chairs, Play Set

Cary, NC – Interest has been lively for Classified Cary during this first week of operation. Several interesting things have shown up for sale. Read more

Decorating Tips For The Holiday Season

Story by Vivien Koronet of Vivien Koronet Interior Design. Photo by Rachel Andrew.

Cary, NC – So it’s time to decorate for the holidays again, and the challenge is on. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, and or Kwanzaa, everyone wants their home to take on that magical holiday feel. An excellent way to begin the decorating process is to assess the existing color scheme in your home. Read more

Events Calendar: Tis The Season

Story by Lindsey Chester, editor of  the CaryCitizen Calendar of Events. Photos courtesy the Town of Cary.

Cary, NC – We’ve had our turkey and shopped on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Now bring on the parades, music,  gingerbread, and It’s a Wonderful Life in Cary. Here’s a run-down of local holiday events from the CaryCitizen Calendar. Read more

Volunteer: Cary Ole Time Winter Festival

Cary, NC – You say you want to get involved? Here’s your chance. Doc Thorne of The Heart of Cary Association has put out the call for help for the Ole Time Winter Festival—coming up this Saturday, December 3, 2011. Read more

Recipe: Taco Casserole, a Winner Dinner

Recipe by Lindsey Chester. Photo by J. Pellgen.

Cary, NC- If you’re like me, you are always on the hunt for a dinner that everyone in your household will eat, is easy to prepare, and can be easy on the wallet. This is especially true during the holidays. My Taco Casserole is one of those winner dinners.  Read more

Events: Wreaths Across America on Dec 10

Story from staff reports. Above, recent Yates Mill D.A.R. luncheon at Page-Walker.

Cary, NC – The Yates Mill Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) hosts a Wreaths Across America ceremony at noon, Saturday, Dec. 10, at Hillcrest Cemetery (off Page Street) in Cary. Attending will be Bianca Strzalkowski of Fuquay-Varina, the 2011 Military Spouse of the Year (named by Military Spouse magazine) with a color guard of U.S. Naval Cadets. Read more

Real-Life Guitar Heroes

Cary, NC –  Some time ago, we ran a story about a local band called Mind the Gap. The name of the band is derived from a British saying used as a public announcement when people are stepping from a train or subway.  It is a warning to watch your step. MTG considers “the gap” a metaphor for life. They play solely for charity. Read more