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

My Kinda Tasty

Hundreds of Craft Brews

Story by Matt Young.

Cary, NC – Sean Pratt of Cary, graduated from Cary High School in 2002 and then went to NCSU, graduating in 2007. While studying in Sweden he fell in love with craft and specialty beers.  He partnered up with  Johnny Belflower (Rocky Mount Senior High School and Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida).  Read more

Environment: Aerating Jordan Lake

Story from staff reports. Photo by Julie Roland.

Cary, NC – By almost any measure, Cary is in an enviable position when it comes to water. Unliek many municipalities across the Triangle and around the country, we have a large, clean and dependable water supply in Jordan Lake.

Now, plans are afoot to study a new system to aerate parts of the lake and improve its overall health. Read more

More for the Southern-Latino Table: Chicken and Muscadines

Recipe by Sandra Gutierrez. Story edited by Matthew Young. Photo by James Lee.

Cary, NC –  Cary author and food legend Sandra Gutierrez shares another delicious recipe with CaryCitizen readers using our own indigenous Muscadine grape from her soon-to-be-released book. If you want , why not try this with a local Chardonnay? Read more

Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


Story by Lindsey Chester.

Cary, NC – Summer is winding down, and the other day I was looking for something to do with my twelve year old daughter. We always enjoy baking, and making a mess in the kitchen together. Read more

Cary Children’s Choir Auditions – August 30

Story from staff reports. Photo by Mait Jüriado.

Cary, NC – The Cary Children’s Concert Choir (C4) and Cary Youth Chorale are holding their fall semester auditions on August 30, 2011. Read more

Food: All Dressed Up

Story by Kaynan Goldberg. Kaynan is CaryCitizen’s 12-year-old columnist on all things frugal, crunchy, healthy and green. She also blogs at VeggiesGoCrunch. Photo by Elana Amsterdam.

Cary, NC – In a previous post, I listed a bunch of alternatives to raw veggies at snacktime.  Nuts, fruits, and, “Yay, smoothies!” are all great snacks.  However, you might want to bring those carrot sticks out of the fridge for this post. Read more