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Don’s Blog: Racing Through the Summer

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Cary, NC — Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. To say life has been busy would be a huge understatement – but I’m enjoying the ride!….especially in the race car! I did, however, want to check in on a few noteworthy items that have occurred over the last couple of months that ya’ll may have heard about.  Read more

Don’s Blog: Loans, Taxes and Budgets oh My!

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Cary, NC — After a number of council staff work sessions and an unprecedented amount of citizen input the council approved the Town of Cary’s FY2015 budget. Read more

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Don’s Blog: Veterans Freedom Park Dedication

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Cary, NC — Thirteen years ago, Jim and Anne Goodnight of SAS Institute and members of the National Veterans Freedom Park Foundation (NVFPF) had a vision for a memorial park in Cary to honor the service and sacrifices of our nation’s veterans both past and present and to serve as a permanent reminder of the freedoms they gave so much to protect. Read more

Don’s Blog: We’re Sued

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Cary, NC — If you haven’t heard the sad news, Cary Town Clerk Sue Rowland is retiring. I know, how dare she right?  Read more

Don Frantz: Catching Up On 2014

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Cary, NC — Long time no hear from eh? C’mon….admit it. You know you missed my blog posts 😉 Read more

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Don’s Blog: Imagine Cary with Cars

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Cary, NC – At our latest Imagine Cary work session, consultants presented 12 Vision and Value Statements drafted by the Committee for the Future for council review prior to being “tested” by the community via a mind-mixer website. The 12 Vision and Values statements spoke to the following topics: Read more

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Don Frantz: Downtown Cary Update

downtown Cary updateCary, NC — Downtown Cary Update from the blog of Councilmember Don Frantz, including news of the Fire Sculpture and the Downtown Park. Read more

Don’s Blog: Downtown Park and Imagine Cary Update

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From the blog of Don Frantz, member of Cary Town Council representing District B.

Cary, NC – The council held a worksession this past Tuesday to discuss the downtown park and Academy Street improvements.

I am pleased to report that a majority of council endorsed much of the 2009 plan as shown below. Read more

Don’s Blog: Not How I Imagine Cary

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From the blog of Don Frantz, member of Cary Town Council representing District B. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Imagine Cary – or imagine what Cary could become if we let the new-urbanists ruin it. That was my take from the Summit on the Future event held at Embassy Suites. Read more

Don’s Blog: Park It

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Story and pictures from the blog of Don Frantz,  Cary Town Council Member for District B . Lead photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – For over a decade now the town has planned for a destination park in Cary’s downtown. While I appreciate the charette team’s efforts to take one last look at this site, after reviewing previous plans and community input it is clear that we got it right the first time – a large central park in Cary’s downtown. Read more