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Profile: Artist Karen Lee

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Story by Matt Young. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – CaryCitizen visited local artist/author Karen Lee at her home studio on the west side of Cary last week. Like so many artists, she is humble, even slightly embarrassed, to have us go through some of her work. She seemed more comfortable talking about her husband, Tim, also an artist (and bluegrass musician). Read more

Announcing the 2nd Annual Cary Scavenger Hunt

Cary, NC – Do you like looking for hidden clues?  Do you want to win prizes?  Do you love Cary? Here is your chance to come and join the hunt in CaryCitizen’s 2nd Annual Cary Scavenger Hunt!  Get out your map and mark your calendars for Saturday July 23, 2011. Read more

Cary Chamber Awards $27,000 to Western Wake Teachers

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo courtesy of the Cary Chamber of Commerce.

Cary, NC – Here’s a good-news story: The Cary Chamber awarded $27,000 to school teachers in Western Wake County this week.

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Weekend Events: Mozart, Giant Yard Sale and Newcomer Theater

The events calendar is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – After last week’s epic 61 weekend events, things have settled own a little in Cary. Slightly.

The Calendar this weekend features the Concert Singers of Cary performing Mozart and Salieri, a Giant Yard Sale at Davis Drive Middle and what promises to be some hilarious theater from the Cary Newcomers. Read more

What We Feed Our Patients: The Hospital Food Revolution at Rex

Story by Matt Young. Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – As a child, Jim McGrody watched Julia Child on a black-and-white television in his bedroom. He made pancakes for his brothers when he was in second grade. He knew that when he grew up, he wanted to be a chef. But now, Jim is leading a food revolution – from the kitchen of Rex Hospital.

His mission: abolish the notion that hospital food is bad. Read more

General Shelton to Speak at Cary Academy Commencement

Cary, NC –  Cary Academy’s 2011 graduation of 103 students on May 22 will feature a very special speaker – Retired Army Gen. Hugh Shelton, former commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Read more

Pictures: Herbfest 2011

Story and pictures by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Just a few pictures from Herbfest in case you couldn’t make it or just wanted to relive the glory. Read more

Strawberry Fields Forever

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree

Apex, NC – Nothing beats the pleasure of fresh strawberries in May on farms across in the Triangle.

I’ve certainly been eating my share of ‘berries. But driving past DJ’s Berry Patch on Saturday morning, I had to consume the experience with a camera.

This, by the way, is a strawberry flower.

The fields were lush with berries, some completely ripe, others still white and green for future harvest.

I walked away from the parking lot, to the farthest end of the field. The air smelled like strawberries. How do you capture that in a photo?

Springtime, and the picking is easy.

If you have a clever recipe that makes use of fresh strawberries, send it to food@carycitizen,.com.

 

Health: Cuckoo For Coconut!

 

Story by 12-year-old “Veggies Go Crunch” blogger Kaynan Goldberg. Photo by Chandrika Nair.

Cary, NC – Coconut.  Just say it.  It’s a fun word.  It’s also an interesting one.  Read more

Environment: Brothers Ride for Clean Water

Brothers Ben and Ron Somerville ride motorbikes for clean water

Guest columnist Liza Weidle.

Cary, NC- On May 16, two brothers – Ben and Rob Somerville – will set out from Cary on a 3-month motorcycle trip to raise awareness for the world water crisis. Their mission is to raise $1 dollar per mile for each rider. This means every mile they travel makes a difference. Read more