Harold’s Blog: Washington DC, the Bowden Case and Cary Park

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through February 20, 2011.

The Flu

This was one of the toughest weeks I have had as mayor. It started in Washington and ended with me in bed with the flu Saturday night. In addition to my intense visit to Washington, there were tough issues at home that included the Bowden case, Cary Park safety, and a Motiva decision in Apex. To make this long journal entry more readable I will use sub categories. 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

Harold’s Blog: In Bed With The Flu

Report by Matt Young.

Cary, NC – As many of you know, CaryCitizen publishes Mayor Harold Weinbrecht’s weekly blog on Monday. We hadn’t heard from the Mayor this week so we contacted him by email at 7:30 am. He responded right away (as usual). 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

Coyotes in Cary

Story by Matt Young. Photo from Wikipedia.

Cary, NC – Coyotes have been spotted in Cary.

Some suspect that the drought may have created a newly available food source in the Glenaire section near Dorothy Drive and Union Street (Map of the Area). There was an abundance of rodents in the area during the last drought, we were told.    Read more

Arnie: A Bird Who Touched Human Hearts

Story & photo by Anora McGaha

Cary, NC – Today, February 18, 2011, my eye caught notice of the bunch of blue feathers I have hanging on a doorknob that I had gathered from Arnie over the 7 years I had been visiting him at The Pet Pad in Cary. Beautiful long blue feathers of many hues. I felt the warm feeling of appreciation for the sweet relationship we had. I wasn’t the only one. 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