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

Kraig the Garage Guy Moves to Cary

Cary, NC – A while ago, we reported on Garage Brothers of Raleigh. Kraig Bantle of Cary started the company in 2007. He cleans out your attic or garage for free.

Seems his latest job was cleaning out his Raleigh location and moving to 303 East Durham Road in Cary. The new location opened on May 1. Read more

Cary, Home to America’s Only Climate Showcase Fire Station

Story by Leslie Huffman

Cary, NC – The Town of Cary is getting a grant to help build the first green firehouse in the United States. Construction of Fire Station #8, to be located on Mills Park Drive west of NC 55, is set to begin in Fall 2011. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Inspired by InterAct and Other Stories

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through May 2, 2011. Photo of Magic Tom at Spring Daze by Selena NBH.

Harold’s Blog – Week Ending May 1, 2011

This week was a busy week that seemed to be dominated by food and receptions. It also included a redistricting work session, a council meeting, and a few private meetings. It was a tiring week with a lot of long nights. Read more

Money Matters: Setting Up a Pension for Kids & Grandkids

Story by Pete “Coach Pete” D’Arruda

Over the last decade, many companies have phased out company-sponsored pensions in favor of plans that shift most of the savings burden onto employees. With pensions becoming a pipe dream of the past, it has become more important for people to realize the need to develop a firm, consistent and guaranteed retirement account on their own. Read more

Hand-Cut French Toast – Perfect for Mother’s Day


Recipe by Hal Goodtree. Picture by CurryPuffy.

Cary, NC – Mother’s Day is next Sunday (May 8). Officially, it’s a holiday for kids to celebrate their Moms. Unofficially, Dads better have a plan of action.

Here’s a sure-fire recipe that takes traditional French Toast and kicks it up a notch. Plus, with a little supervision, you can get the kids to do most of the work. Read more

Humor: A Visit to the Chiropractor


Cary, NC – We welcome humorist and Cary resident Cris Cohen as a contributor to CaryCitizen. For several years, Cris wrote a weekly column that ran in various California newspapers, but we won’t hold that against him. You can now find him here and on his blog “Nothing in Particular”. Photo by Stig Anderson. Read more

Art Scene: He Makes Guitars from License Plates

Story by Matt Young. Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, N.C. – During the day, Pete Geiger of Cary is an auditor with DataScan. By night, he makes guitars out of license plates. Read more

Fortune: Cary-Raleigh Fastest Growing in the Nation


Cary, North Carolina – In an article from last week entitled Fastest Growing Cities in the South, Fortune writes that of the 11 fastest-growing areas in the country, 8 were in the South. Leading the pack: Raleigh-Cary. Read more