Harold’s Blog: The Cooper Case and Other Stories

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through May 8, 2011. Photo of  Cary Town Hall by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, North Carolina – This week consisted almost entirely of meetings. It ended with the graduation of my oldest daughter from college. 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.

 

Sports: Cary Invasion Beats Wilmington in Inaugural Game

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree

Cary, NC – It was a lively scene at the Herb Young Community Center in downtown Cary on Friday night as the Cary Invasion won their first ever game against CBL defending champs the Wilmington Sea Dawgs, 101-95. Read more

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

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