Chicken and Egg Situation in Cary – Literally

Story by Mary Beth Phillips. Photo by SteveW.

Cary, NC – I was at a dinner party in Raleigh and more than half of the attendees waxed poetic about the joys of raising backyard chickens. Read more

Black History Month: Billy Strayhorn of Hillsborough, NC

Story and photos of Hillsborough by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – I’ve been pondering what to write for Black History Month. Yesterday, on a trip to nearby Hillsborough, I discovered a small hole in the fabric of black history. It concerned Billy Strayhorn, composer and arranger for jazz great Duke Ellington. Read more

AniMall – Animals Rescued While You Shop

Story by Matt Young. Photos by Brooke Meyer.

Cary, NC – This is cool.  AniMall Pet Adoption & Outreach Center is a locally-run, independent non-profit organization that helps with local animal adoptions. And it’s in Cary Town Center Mall! Read more

One of Our Favorites: Crema Coffee

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree

Cary, NC – Crema is the thin layer of foam at the top of a cup of espresso. If you’re serious about your coffee, Crema Coffee in Cornerstone Plaza (corner of High House and Davis Dr) is just the place for you. Read more

Cary Community Gardens Dig In

By Guest Columnist Michele McKinley, Project Coordinator, Advocates for Health in Action (AHA)

Cary, NC – Fresh food, a sense of community and generous giving are sprouting at community gardens in Cary and nearby Apex and Morrisville.  Community gardens can “grow” in different ways, but they all are about people working together to grow healthy, fresh food. By sharing a plot of land, the supplies and physical labor, garden members enjoy and benefit from fresh foods. Many gardens also often donate extra produce to hungry people in the area as part of their purpose. Read more

Cary Hires Downtown Manager

From staff reports.

Cary, NC – Cary Town Manager Ben Shivar has selected George “Ed” Gawf to serve as the community’s first Downtown Manager. Gawf has been working in the field for 40 years and was Shivar’s top pick from a pool of 280 applicants from as far away as Washington, Wisconsin, Texas, Maine, and Florida. Read more

Recipe: High Protein Cookies

Story by Leslie Huffman. Photo by Whitney.

Cary, NC – I don’t know about you, but I’ve been working hard to shed some holiday pounds. Between New Years, football and Valentine’s, it’s been sweet eats! Read more

Recipe: Chocolate Waffles for Valentine’s Day


Story by Leslie Huffman. Photo by Samat Jain.

Cary, NC – Go out to dinner at one of Cary’s fantastic restaurants for Valentine’s Day.  And don’t forget a dozen roses and a box of chocolates.

But to really start the day with a little help from Cupid, treat your Valentine with the unexpected. Maybe breakfast in bed, or a chocolaty surprise for the kids before they go off to school.

Begin the day dedicated to love with this breakfast menu that will have your Valentine sweet on you. Read more

Superbowl Recipe: Squeaky Cheese and Other Green Bay Treats

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Story by Hal Goodtree. Photographs: Cheese Curds by Ross Grady, Brat Sandwich by Seth Swain and Leinenkugel by Brian Hechel.

Cary, NC – This year’s Superbowl match between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers is epic in so many ways.

Last week, we ran a recipe for Pittsburgh’s Famous Primanti sandwich. This week, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about enjoying food the Green Bay way.  Read more

Superbowl Recipe: Pittsburgh’s Famous Primanti Sandwich

 

Story by Leslie Huffman, Photo by Kimberly Chance

Cary. NC – One more week until the big game. Yes, the Super Bowl! Born and raised in Pittsburgh, I know that nothing is more sacred to someone from the Burgh than the Steelers. And, what better to eat while watching the big game than with a famous Primanti Brothers sandwich? Here, we’ll reveal the “secret” recipe so you can make this Pittsburgh version of comfort food right here in Cary. Read more