The Future of Parks & Rec in Cary

Story by Lindsey Chester. Ms. Chester is a member of the Town’s Parks & Rec advisory board and Associate Publisher of this news source.

Cary, NC – Tuesday night in Town Council Chambers, Anne Miller of GreenPlay presented updated ideas for the Town’s Parks and Rec Master Plan. The plan hasn’t been updated since 2003. Read more

Event: Summer Camp and Education Expo

Story from staff reports. Photo by Sarita.

Cary, NC – Our friends at Carolina Parent run a great Summer Camp & Educational Fair. This year, the fair is on Sunday, February 19, 2012 right here in Cary. Read more

A Short Drive from Cary: Top 5 Things to Do in Chatham County

Story by Julie Roland. Photo by Jeff Chang.

Pittsboro, NC – Whether you call Chatham County home or are just visiting, you’ll find plenty to do and see.

From crusty pizza to hot air ballooning, biking, hiking and antiquing, here are my Top 5 Things To Do In Chatham County. Read more

A-Maze-ing Fun: Corn Mazes

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Casey Toth

Cary, NC- Looking for some local fun now that the Fair is over, but the weather makes you want to be outside? Try one of our local Corn Mazes.  Our Photo Intern, Casey Toth, took a trip to the one created at the Phillips Farm located at  6701 Good Hope Church Road. Read more

Local Authors: Surf and Saltwater Fishing in the Carolinas

Book review by Matt Young.

Cary, NC – File this one in the “short drive from Cary” category.

As Cary-dwellers, we are walking or driving distance from great places to fish in North Carolina. Read more

Local Authors:Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads

By Matt Young. All photos courtesy of Carolyn Sakowksi.

All Over, NC –  Carolyn Sakowski has published an updated version of the Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads (John F. Blair, publisher) guidebook. Read more

A Short Drive From Cary: Carolina Tiger Rescue

Story by Julie Roland. Her Route 64 Journal in Pittsboro is part of the CaryCitizen publishing network. Photo by MacKensie Cornelius.

Pittsboro, NC -A short drive from Cary is the lovely town of Pittsboro, home to many artists, family farms, fabulous restaurants and personable shops. It’s also home to many tigers, lions and other wild big cats. Carolina Tiger Rescue houses over 25 large exotic cats that have been rescued from private owners. You can take a tour, and it’s just 20 minutes from Cary down Route 64. Read more

Day-Tripping to the Beach

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – When we tell folks we day-trip to the beach, sometimes they react with surprise. “Where do you go,” they ask. “How long does it take?”

Herein, I will tell all about our secret North Carolina beach spot, just a short trip from Cary. Read more

Jordan Lake Boat Rentals

Our friend Julie Roland, a Pittsboro Realtor, has a great blog called Route 64 Journal. This story was first published in July of 2010 and has proven extremely popular.

Cary, NC – Realtors are expected to be experts in their communities. I’m always collecting info about schools, restaurants, events, kids sports and more. But one of the most frequent questions I get is: “Can you rent a boat on Jordan Lake?”

Yes, you can. But the info is a little hard to gather. And Jordan Lake is in my backyard – literally five minutes away from Monterrane.

So here’s a quick list of some good resources for various kinds of boat rental on Jordan Lake – fishing boats, pontoons, jet skis, kayaking and canoeing. Something for everyone. Read more