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

Theater: TOCS’ “Ganip” Warms Your Heart

Story and photos by Lindsey Chester

Cary, NC- Alan Rosen is leading a new kind of theater group here in Cary. In association with the Cary Players, Alan has brought his inclusive Together on Center Stage (TOCS) program to the Cary Arts Center. Read more

Mills Park Collects a Ton of Food

Story by Cindy Sinkez. Photo from Mills Park Middle 6th Grade Blog.

Cary, NC – Mills Park Middle School delivered 2276 pound of food to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC last week. Read more

Holiday Giving: Share The Season

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by K. Joyner.

Cary, NC- The spirit of giving is strong in Cary, and the Heart of Cary Association is harnessing that energy with a toy drive this month. They’ve dubbed their initiative, Share The Season. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Transportation, Recognition, Downtown and Cats

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through November 20, 2011. Photo by Angela & Andrew.

Cary, NC – This week was a busy one. Read more

Panther’s Beat: Football Weekend in “Carolina”, Panthers Get Ambushed in Second Half

Story by Matt Young.

Cary-lina, NC – My son-in-law is a long-suffering Clemson fan (what fan isn’t “long-suffering”?). It’s birthday time for him and the Tigers were playing the Wolfpack. So we packed up a van with a grill, various pork products, salty snacks, cold beverages from Milwaukee and a handful of grown boys. We headed to the outskirts of Cary (is that really Raleigh?) at a ridiculously early hour for a game starting at 3:30 pm to “tailgate”. Read more

Inside the Eye: Leafs Fall to Canes

Story by Bob Fennel. File photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary-lina, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs for a Sunday afternoon game on Nov. 20, 2011 for a must-win game for the Canes after going scoreless in the last 135 minutes.

With so many Carolina-Toronto player connections, it was somewhat of a “hey, watchya been doing lately” meeting. Read more

Coping With Losses From Suicide During the Holidays

Story by Matt Young. Photo by Timothy Faust.

Cary, NC – A  friend of mine, Jeri Wade, contacted me.

She is a “survivor” of family suicide and an active volunteer with The Triangle Survivors of Suicide (SOS). Read more

Food: Brining a Turkey

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Lawrence Rice.

Cary, NC – If you like a well-cooked but still moist turkey, nothing can beat the age-old technique of brining. Read more