Harold’s Blog: Local Mayors Meet, Town Council/Staff Retreat

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through January 16, 2011.

This was a busy week which was highlighted by a short council meeting and the staff/council retreat. Read more

Gardening: Winter Clean Up

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Daffodil shoots are pushing up from the ground and signs of spring are already evident in Cary gardens.

Warm weekends in January may be your last chance for a winter clean up, so here’s a few tips to get yourself step up right for spring. Read more

Jordan Lake, Eagle Cams and “Citizen Science”

Story by Matt Young.

Cary, NC – Jordan Lake is beautiful. I fish there in my jon boat a few times a year.

I remember one time about ten years ago – my friend Mike and I were trolling in a cove. The water was flat. T-shirt weather.  Read more

Recipe: Cornmeal Crusted Salmon Filets

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Jessica Spengler.

Cary, NC – I love all my Cary supermarkets. On Friday, I made a run to Aldi on Maynard.

They had one of my favorite items – skinless, boneless salmon fillets. Each fillet is about 4 ounces – perfect for a quick meal with a Southern flair. Read more

Cary History: Dr. James Templeton

Story by Peggy Von Scoyoc. Illustrations by Jerry Miller.

James Templeton was born in 1855 in Lincolnton, North Carolina. He was chairman of the school board for thirty years, founder of the Wake County Medical Society, began a newspaper in Cary which he edited, and was in demand as a public speaker. He was a candidate for governor on the prohibitionist ticket and a soldier in the Great War.

But most of all, Dr. James Templeton was a pillar of Cary society. He ministered to the sick and tended to the growth and well-being of the community in equal measure. Read more

Cary Parks #4: Walnut Street

Part 4 in our Cary Parks series. 

Cary, NC — As one of the busiest streets in Wake County, Walnut Street is usually associated with traffic, stop lights, and shopping centers. However, in 2002, the Town of Cary decided to change that perception and purchased 11 acres of undeveloped land at the intersection of Lawrence Road and Walnut Street. The result is one of the most interesting and beautifully designed parks in Cary – Walnut Street Park. Read more

Harold’s Blog: State of the Town Now and Planning for the Future

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through January 9, 2011.

Wastewater, Chatham County and Red Light Cameras

On Tuesday I met with the town manager to go over current issues. We discussed the Western Wake Regional Wastewater Management Facilities, the new Chatham County commissioners, and red light cameras. Read more

Recipe: Jewish Chicken Soup

By Hal Goodtree

Cary, NC – Just yesterday, we ran an item about free flu shots from Cary EMS. But there’s another way to fight cold and flu season. It’s Jewish Chicken Soup, a dish so powerful it has been reputed to cure rigor mortis. Read more

Education: Kingswood Elementary Wins National Honor

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Brooke Meyer.

Cary, NC- Congratulations to the students, teachers and parents of Kingswood Elementary School in Cary, recognized as a  National Title I Distinguished School by the National Title I Association. Kingswood is one of only two schools in North Carolina selected for this honor. Read more

2011 Economic Forecast for Cary

 

Story by Matt Young. Charts from 2011 Economic Forecast by Michael Walden. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, N.C. – Wednesday, the Cary Chamber hosted the 2011 Economic Forecast at Prestonwood Country Club. The featured speaker was Dr. Michael Walden, Wm Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, N.C. State University.

The breakfast event drew about 200 people – a robust turnout. Dr. Walden remarked that the strong attendance in Cary was a positive economic sign. Read more