CaryCitizen http://carycitizen.com Cary, North Carolina news, food, community and events Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:20:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Recipe: Chicken Sliders on the Grill with Sriracha Mayoli http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/29/chicken-sliders-sriracha-recipe/ http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/29/chicken-sliders-sriracha-recipe/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:20:15 +0000 http://carycitizen.com/?p=60418 Here's a simple recipe for Chicken Sliders on the Grill that you'll undoubtedly love.

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Cary, NC — Summer’s winding down and that means you’d best get out there and grill while you can. Here’s a simple recipe for Chicken Sliders on the Grill that you’ll undoubtedly love.

Little Intro to Chicken Sliders

I’m sure you’ve had sliders before. Those small little burgers that you can easily find at any bar. Well, what I’m about tell you about aren’t those. These are a white meat alternative with a spicy twist.

Sriracha Sauce

Sriracha is a Thai version of hot pepper sauce. It’s made with a paste of red jalapeños, garlic, vinegar and spices. Visit one of Cary’s Asian supermarkets or the International aisle at your favorite grocery story. If you like Tabasco, you’ll love Sriracha.

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make Chicken Sliders:

  • 2 boneless chicken breast cut into small portions (each breast should be cut into five slices)
  • Small buns (Martin’s potato rolls work great for them)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoons of Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon/lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

Prep Work

Cut up the chicken into portions. They should be small and thin. Cover them with plastic wrap and place on the cutting board. With a meat tenderizer, pound the cuts down. We want them thin, not flat. Once all of them are done, give each cut a pinch of pepper and salt and set them aside for now. Get your grill started and let the fire clean it off. You don’t want to mix your last dinner on there with this. I know I don’t.

While the grill is warming, we’re going to work on our Sriracha mayoli. Take your mayonnaise and sriracha and place them into a small mixing bowl. Add the lemon/lime juice (your pick) and the cayenne pepper and mix it all together. I tend to use smoked cayenne pepper (yes, that is a thing), but the regular stuff will do just fine. Once properly combined, put the mayoli in the refrigerator. By this point in time, the grill should be good to go. Make sure to give it a good scrub with a grill brush, set the heat to just about medium (presuming you have a gas grill, of course) and go fetch your chicken. It is time to cook.

Cook Work

Place chicken cutlets on the grill. Flip once every three to four minutes until done which is when both sides are white and run off juices are clear. If you want to, toast those rolls for a little bit to give them that nice, crusty texture. Bun those chicken cuts and give them a nice slathering of your mayoli. If you want cheese on these bad boys, that’s just fine. I recommend provolone or swiss. That’s it. Serve your Chicken Sliders with whatever you like as side, chips, fries, salad, most light sides work well with this.

Author’s note: Fresh Market sells chicken breast every Tuesday at reduced prices. Be sure to check them out.

Bon appetite!

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Recipe by Matt Posek. Photo by Happy Krissy

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Gardening: Divide Your Perenniels and Share The Bounty http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/28/gardening-divide-perenniels-share-bounty/ http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/28/gardening-divide-perenniels-share-bounty/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:25:26 +0000 http://carycitizen.com/?p=60316 Shake off any loose soil so that you have a good look at the root ball. Depending on how big the plant is, you may wish to divide it into 2, 3 or 4 smaller plants.

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Cary, NC — It’s been a cool, wet summer in Cary and my garden beds are bursting with plants that are getting quite large. That’s a good thing because, in the coming months, I can take this bounty and divide it to spread the plants around to new places–and maybe even share them with some gardening friends.

A perennial is a plant that comes back every year (you know, perennially), as opposed to an annual that blooms all summer but then dies a good death and must be replaced the following year with a new plant (as opposed to when you kill a plant that must then be replaced).

That said, I have beds full of Liriope, Pony Tail grass, Day Lilies, Candy Tuft, Veronica, Cone Flowers, and Canna Lilies that could use a little cutting back before they take over my yard. Rather than just cut them back or yank them out, I will dig them up, divide them, and replant in new areas.

The process is very simple.

The Right Time of Year

In Cary, wait until Fall to replant (in the North you can do this in early spring, but we can hit a dry spell, and that means lots of work). In October and November, this area of the Piedmont usually gets plenty of rain.

Your plants are heading into their dormant phase when they no longer expend their energy producing leaves or flowers and instead begin to work underground, absorbing dead matter to create a healthy root system.

This works to your advantage when you divide, as your plants will already want to be producing new root shoots and will be eager to get established in their new location.

What You Need

A big plant, (potted or in the ground), a good metal shovel, a spade, pruning shears, gardening gloves, soil and mulch.

How To Divide Your Plants

Once you find the plant you want to work on (something firmly established in its location), make sure it has finished its flower producing season. It will probably have dead flowers and dying leaves on it, as the plant is preparing to go dormant for the winter.

Make sure your shovel and tools are clean. Why? So that any fungus or disease from one plant does not spread to the new ones you are creating.

Water the area if the soil is dry. This will make digging up the plant much easier.

With your shovel, dig a nice healthy hole around the plant at its drip line. Dig around until you can safely lever the plant out of the hole without disturbing its root system.

Pull it completely out of the ground. Shake off any loose soil so that you have a good look at the root ball. Depending on how big the plant is, you may wish to divide it into 2, 3 or 4 smaller plants. That is your preference depending on the type of plant and where its going to be planted. Also, if it is a fast growing plant, you can make your new plant-lets small to start with.

Take the pruning shears and start to make cuts from the bottom of the root ball upwards. Be aggressive, as plants are tough! Finish any dividing with the spade and pull apart your new smaller plants. Shake off loose soil.

Planting the New Plants

In the new location, dig a hole that is twice the size of the new root ball and just as deep as the top of the root ball. Place the plant in the newly dug hole, and begin to fill all around with soil, mounding the dirt toward the stems. Top this with a healthy layer of mulch (1-3 inches). Water your plant well to establish the roots. Remember, the plant is working underground to get a nice start for next year. Mulching will help the plant retain water and will also provide degrading plant matter that will feed roots.

NOTE: You can do the same division with bulbs if you already located those needing to be split up earlier in the year. Just dig up the bulbs, physically pull them apart or cut them, and you will have twice as many new flowering bulbs coming up next spring. This also is beneficial to plants that may be getting crowded in their current location. By dividing and spreading them out, you allow the roots to spread out and grow, ultimately leading to healthier plants that aren’t competing against each other for water, soil, and nutrients.

Happy Planting!

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Story by Lindsey Chester. Hosta photo by John.

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Solar Roof Tiles Come to Cary http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/28/solar-roof-tiles-come-cary/ http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/28/solar-roof-tiles-come-cary/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:48:12 +0000 http://carycitizen.com/?p=60189 Everyone has seen rooftop solar panels. But how about solar roof tiles? Don Hyatt, a homeowner in Cary, has one of the first installations in the area.

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Cary, NC — Everyone has seen rooftop solar panels. But how about solar roof tiles? Don Hyatt, a homeowner in Cary, has one of the first installations of solar roof tiles in the area.  I talked with Don about the green modifications he’s made to his house and received some insight on how to make green energy manageable.

It Certainly Draws the Eye

It’s a warm Friday afternoon and I’m heading to Don Hyatt’s house to get a good look at the solar modifications he’s made to it. I make a left and Google Maps tells me I’ve arrived without being clear as to which house is his. Typical. Fortunately, though, I didn’t need the clarity. One look and I knew which house was Don’s.

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Across his roof were black, reflective solar tiles. They rest close to the apex of the roof and just above his protruding windows. When I look at them, I’m reminded of the magnetic strip of a credit card; a black strip with a clear sheen. I walk up to the door and, before I can even ring the bell, Don’s there to greet me. He takes me out to the back porch, and it was there that we had our interview.

The Cost of Solar Tiles

Now, Don’s particular style of panel is pretty new; it just came to the market in 2011. That said, one can easily expect this kind of energy maker to be pretty expensive. The truth may shock you.

Don tacked on his solar shingles to a roof restructuring job, making it cheaper for installation. Add to that two different sets of tax credits, 35% from state and 30% from the feds, AND rebate programs like Duke Power’s SunSense, and you’ll find yourself saving a good deal of money.

How much? Well, Mr. Hyatt only paid a thousand bucks for his project. That’s right, a thousand for all those energy savers.

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Now that’s money you can keep in the bank.

Solar Roof Tiles & Energy Bills

Mr. Hyatt’s solar shingles aren’t as efficient as a standard panel, but even they can net him up to 18 kilowatt hours (kWh) on a good day.

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Don told me that he has been averaging around 50 – 60 kWh a day this summer, air-conditioner and all. That’s close to 30% of his daily energy needs.

At Don’s house, the thing making it hot is what’s keeping him cool.

Who’s Afraid of the HOA?

But what about aesthetic concerns and neighborhood Home Owners Associations?

Every HOA has its own rules, but generally speaking, solar collectors are allowed. According to the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency:

“Cities and counties in North Carolina generally may not adopt ordinances prohibiting the installation of “a solar collector that gathers solar radiation as a substitute for traditional energy for water heating, active space heating and cooling, passive heating, or generating electricity for residential property.”

Solar roof tiles are far less intrusive than bulky solar panels. If you live in an HOA, check with your architecture board and talk to your neighbors. Show them some pictures of Don’s house.

Some solar roof tiles might be in your future.

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Credits Might Expire in 2015

Come 2015, those credits from the government that helped make Don’s project so cheap may disappear.

Be sure to do your research, find the best company to do the job and get those rebate and incentive forms in. You’ll be able to pat yourself on the back and pocket some extra green.

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Story and photos by Matt Posek.

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Labor Day Weekend Events http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/27/labor-day-weekend-events/ http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/27/labor-day-weekend-events/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:50:40 +0000 http://carycitizen.com/?p=60368 The weather looks fine for this Labor Day Weekend and here are a few things to do in Cary and across the Triangle.

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Cary, NC — The long days of summer come to a symbolic (if not actual) end this Labor Day weekend. The weather looks fine and here are a few things to do in Cary and across the Triangle.

Labor Day Weekend in Cary

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday has 30 events from a Notary Public class in the morning to a Cary Town Council Meeting at night.

For devotees of the Arts, there’s Square Dancing, a meeting of the Fine Arts League and Live Jazz at UnVined.

See more Thursday events on the Calendar.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday highlights include the Final Friday Cary Art Loop.

Over at The Cary Theater on East Chatham, Six String Presents Mike Craver, Bill Hicks, Jim Watson and Joe Newberry. Craver, Hicks and Watson were longtime members of the world-famous Red Clay Ramblers; Newberry has written songs for the Gibson Brothers and is a frequent guest on A Prairie Home Companion.

See more Friday events on the Calendar.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday morning would be a good time to stock up on food at the one of Cary’s 3 farmers markets. Whether you’re grilling and chilling at home or taking a picnic to the park, the cool summer has produced a bumper crop for your gustatory pleasure this Labor Day Weekend.

The weekend weather looks perfect for a match between the Railhawks and the Atlanta Silverbacks on Saturday night at Wake Med Soccer Park. Cool and mild, the sun sets at 7:46 on Saturday night, so you might even need a light jacket or sweater. Maybe.

See more Saturday events on the Calendar.

Labor Day Across the Triangle

Across the Triangle, there’s plenty to do over the long weekend.

On Saturday, the African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County will reign supreme in City Plaza from 10 AM to 11 PM.

The Durham Bulls have a home stand against the Norfolk Tides at 5:05 PM on Sunday and a day game (1:05) on Monday. The D Bulls have clinched their division in the International League South and will be headed to the post-season.

Over at the Ackland Museum in Chapel Hill, 130 items from the Joseph McCrindle Collection will be on exhibit through Sunday. McCrindle, a publisher and private collector, amassed works spanning 500 years, from Giacometti and Carracci to Picasso and David Hockey. This is a very cool exhibit and admission is free at the Ackland.

On Monday, give Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga a try in a quiet cove on Jordan Lake. Instructor Maria Finnegan makes it all sound so easy:

Take your yoga practice to a whole new place…on a paddle board…on the water…in a quiet cove on Jordan Lake.  Together we will paddle, practice yoga, relax and paddle some more. No worries if you are new to paddle boarding…we will spend time on SUP technique, then paddle for about 15-20 minutes before heading to our yoga spot.  No worries if you are new to yoga, we will practice poses for all levels of ability.  There are options for staying lower to the board to gain confidence and balance. With time, we will move to our feet and practice standing poses and other more challenging postures. Our yoga practice lasts about 50 minutes and then we paddle for about 10-15 minutes back to shore.  The entire experience is approximately 2 hours  with 90 minutes on the board and water.

Whatever you’re planning for this weekend, be happy and stay safe!

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The CaryCitizen Calendar of Events is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo from Maria Finnegan Fitness.

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Blackfinn Opens Sept 4 at Park West http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/27/blackfinn-opens-park-west/ http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/27/blackfinn-opens-park-west/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:44:14 +0000 http://carycitizen.com/?p=60239 Park West continues to add to their retail and restaurant line-up. The latest addition is Blackfinn Ameripub, located on the corner facing Stone Theater.

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The dining room at Blackfinn Ameripub at Park West Village in Morrisville.

Morrisville, NC — Park West Village continues to add to their retail and restaurant line-up. The latest addition will be Blackfinn Ameripub, located on the corner, facing Stone Theater.Blackfinn is a 6-year-old small chain of American sit-down, casual dining establishments. The company currently operates ten restaurants in Charlotte, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Illinois and the DC area, with plans to expand.

CaryCitizen met with Blackfinn regional partner Gregg McConnell, who is based in a Charlotte restaurant and is currently working in Morrisville hiring and training future staff while overseeing the up fit of the new location. McConnell stated that Blackfinn is “a modernized version of the classic American pub.”

Ambience

The interior of the new restaurant will be able to seat upwards of 250 customers, between three seating areas. One third of the restaurant is a large, open pub, which sports bar that has 50 beers (twelve from NC) on tap. The bar has two signature cocktails on tap: the Morrisville Mule and the Blackfinn Ice Tea, which includes Kettle One.

The decor includes large wooden pub height tables and stools and two impressive 90″ flat screen TVs hanging from the ceiling. Although dwarfed in comparison, there are several other 65″ and 50″ screens spaced around the room. The restaurant expects a great deal of game day viewing and is committing to making that come true.

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Outdoor seating at Blackfinn.

The other side of the restaurant features cozy booths and tables with not as much emphasis on sports TV.  Outside at the front, and wrapping around the side, is a large, covered outdoor seating area that will hold as many as 60.

With such a large establishment, there is a large staff. Gregg’s team has hired as many as 80 new employees to cover the long hours they will be open.

Blackfinn Menu Selection

The menu of American fare rounds out with some heavy starters and hearty salads, along with a selection of burgers and simple seafood dishes that are sure to be crowd pleasers.

Fish Tacos, The Queen City Chicken, the Blackfinn wrap are among Gregg’s favorites. He claims they are known for their crab cakes, crowned with lump crab meat. While most prices average around $14.99, there are twenty menu items at lunchtime for under $10, including a mix and match soup salad and flatbread for only $8.99.

Open Til Late

The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner on weekdays and brunch on Saturday and Sunday (different menu). They will open at 11:00 am and stay open late with dinner and the bar til 2:00am everyday.

A grand opening is planned for September 4th and some soft openings earlier. When I was there, they were putting the finishing touches on their inspection check list. All they needed was the wait staff and the food.

Check them out after September 4, at the  Village Market Place, in Morrisville, right across from the movie theater at the back of the shopping center.

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Go Local: Kickstarter for Lucky Pie http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/26/go-local-kickstarter-for-lucky-pie/ http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/26/go-local-kickstarter-for-lucky-pie/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:40:58 +0000 http://carycitizen.com/?p=60149 Lucky Pie Gallery is celebrating their 2nd anniversary and expanding in Downtown Cary.

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Twin sisters Ashley Faries and Amanda Almazon own Lucky Pie Gallery in Downtown Cary.

Cary, NC — Twin sisters Amanda Almazon and Ashley Faries started Lucky Pie Gallery two years ago on a Lazy Daze festival weekend. They have boot-strapped the business as it has grown and are now ready to take the next step by launching a Kickstarter campaign for crowd-sourced funding.

The sisters, originally from Durham, have a passion for creating art made from recycled materials. They started selling their art pieces out at the NC State fairgrounds but soon tired of hauling their wares back and forth each weekend. After looking at location options for a store in Cary, the town in which their brother lived, they decided that downtown had the right feel. They fell in love with the chosen space–especially its quirky archways, large display windows, and front yard.

From Fairground to Retail Shop

Ashley and Amanda spent about nine months engaging in business meetings trying to figure out what they wanted to do. In the meantime, they had a sizable inventory and a small community of artists who would be willing to join them. They came upon their current location and found that the price was right; then, everything just clicked.

The space formerly belonged to a hairdresser, and 50 years ago, it was Cary’s original library. The sisters completed all the renovations themselves, painting at night until they were open in a few short weeks–just in time for Lazy Daze 2012 and for the birth of Amanda’s son.

When the shop opened, most of the items for sale were made or refurbished by the twins and a small community of  about 10 other artists they knew. They shared a penchant for re-used or up-cycled materials and vintage decor, especially mid-century modern. Quickly, they filled the yard with large metal sculptures and the windows with a quirky mannequin and various yard art to draw in passers by. Customers began to take notice.

Community of Artists

Today, Lucky Pie represents a community of about 60 artists who each get a small display area in the shop. You can find original art that won’t break the bank. Amanda and Ashley encourage their artists to price items reasonably, and each artist receives 60% of their sale with the remainder going to the gallery. When you visit, you may see small sculptures made from used hardware, paintings that incorporate collage paper, jewelry made from bottle caps and metal findings, and furniture that has been painted and newly upholstered.

Amanda describing the community of artists that Lucky Pie represents

Amanda describing the community of artists that Lucky Pie represents

Amanda says that the focus of the store/gallery hasn’t changed since they opened. They grew up in a close community and a large family. “We’d rather have a small piece of a large pie than a large piece of a small pie” she says. Their grandfather having been a small business owner always taught them that “it’s like a sin to go to WalMart”.

In establishing Lucky Pie, the sisters aim to “cultivate a community of creators.”

Ashley talks about their plans to expand

Ashley talks about their plans to expand

Ashley describes the store, stating that:

When you come in, you are going to see something you’ve never seen before–raw talent and many different mediums. All kinds of art, with a good value, and some gift items.

Many works are great conversation pieces. When talking about her own art, Ashley adds that she and Amanda are always “keeping our eyes open for stuff we can re-purpose and give new life.”

The twins know their space cannot be permanent, and there are upcoming plans to turn their corner into mixed-use retail. However, those plans have taken longer than expected to come to fruition for landlord George Jordan. Lucky Pie signed the lease with the full knowledge that the space would be theirs for about 1-1/2 years. It’s been two years and nothing has moved forward with the redevelopment plans, and they praise the landlord for keeping in touch with them.

Kick Starter Campaign

As they celebrate year two in what is known to be a temporary space, the twin sisters have their eyes on expanding their concept. They would like to launch Lucky Pie Cafe, where they plan to add live music, coffee, and food to the mix. Ashley and Amanda want to stay with their customers in Downtown Cary.

The sisters have not borrowed any money for the two years that they have been in business. Lucky Pie has become sustainable and profitable, and it has grown. To expand their business, Ashley and Amanda need additional funds–that’s where the idea for a Kickstarter fundraiser began. Look for them under “Be a Part of the Pie” or search “Lucky Pie”.

Their goal is to raise about $24,000 in sixty days beginning Lazy Daze weekend and wrapping up in November. If they achieve their goal, Ashley and Amanda will start a serious look at spaces for their move in January. Individuals who donate to their funds will become “A Piece of The Pie” and will receive original art gifts depending on the size of their pledge. As with all Kick Starter campaigns, pledges are only cashed when the recipient reaches their goal. If they don’t hit the goal, no money is drafted.

Check out the Lucky Pie Kickstarter page.

We wish them luck. If you find yourself downtown,  pay Ashley and Amanda a visit and tell them that CaryCitizen sent you!

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Story and photos by Lindsey Chester.

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Dorry’s Downtown Closes http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/26/dorrys-downtown-closes/ http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/26/dorrys-downtown-closes/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:00:24 +0000 http://carycitizen.com/?p=60324 Dorry's Downtown, the popular eatery on East Chatham, closed its doors on Monday, August 25, 2014.

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Cary, NC — Dorry’s Downtown, the popular eatery on East Chatham, closed its doors on Monday, August 25, 2014.

Dorry’s Closes

Ray Dorry opened his restaurant in 2011 after the Food Factory closed in the same location on East Chatham Street.

Dorry’s served pizza, subs and deli items with a New York flavor – Meatball Parmigiana and Corned Beef, Cheesesteak and an Italian sub called the Uncle Louie.

Like the Food Factory before it, Dorry’s was a popular gathering spot for downtown organizations, town staff, Ex-New Yorkers and Caniacs.

No word at this time on Ray Dorry’s future plans. But his congenial restaurant in Downtown Cary will be missed.

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Ed Gawf Named To Lead TRBL http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/26/gawf-named-to-lead-trbl/ http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/26/gawf-named-to-lead-trbl/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:43:14 +0000 http://carycitizen.com/?p=60105 The Tobacco Road Basketball League (TRBL) has announced that Ed Gawf, Cary's first Downtown Manager, has accepted the Tobacco Road Basketball League’s offer to serve as Commissioner, effective immediately.

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Cary, NC — The Tobacco Road Basketball League has announced that Ed Gawf, Cary’s first Downtown Manager, has accepted the Tobacco Road Basketball League’s offer to serve as Commissioner, effective immediately.

Meet the Commissioner

Gawf comes from an extensive background in city planning and development that has included work with professional and collegiate sports organizations in markets such as Boulder CO, Scottsdale AZ, and right here in Cary NC.

Gawf’s background is ideally suited to help the Tobacco Road Basketball League (TRBL) meet its goals of creating stronger corporate and political relationships for the League, as well as cultivating league-level sponsorships.

Routine league operations will continue to be managed by member teams with the Commissioner presiding as needed for other business. TRBL-Co Founder Mark Janas explains:

We’re pleased to have Ed on-board in a more formal capacity. He has been close to the League since it’s inception and understands well how to position professional minor league sports to support community and municipal development. He will be a great asset to the TRBL.

Commissioner Gawf adds:

I am excited to be working with the owners and players of the TRBL as we continue developing an exciting regional professional basketball operation. Now entering its fourth season of play, with a longer schedule, more teams and tougher competition, my course is set helping the League grow through developing sponsor relationships and keeping sure uniformity throughout the League is maintained…I’m looking forward to a great upcoming season and thankful to the TRBL for this opportunity.

Tobacco Road Basketball League

The TRBL is an independent professional basketball league with 15-teams located from Wilmington, NC to Winston-Salem, NC and from Raleigh, NC to Spartanburg, SC. The TRBL showcases some of the finest minor league basketball talent in the country and promotes a “business first” model in minor league sports.

The league will begin its fourth season of play in November 2014. More info: www.trblproball.com

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Murder, Manhunt & Arrest http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/25/murder-manhunt-arrest/ http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/25/murder-manhunt-arrest/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:11:41 +0000 http://carycitizen.com/?p=60293 On August 22, Friday night, Cary experienced its fourth murder this year. By Sunday, a suspect was in custody.

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Cary, NC — On August 22, Friday night, Cary experienced its fourth murder this year. By Sunday, a suspect was in custody.

Murder

At 11 p.m Friday night, police responded to several phone calls that reported a gun shot at Hyde Park Court Apartments. Upon arrival, officers found Wendy Johnson of Sanford suffering from a gun shot wound.

She was taken to Duke University Hospital but did not survive.

Manhunt

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On Saturday, the Town of Cary obtained a warrant for the arrest of Daniel Scott Remington, 36, a Cary resident. Following its issue, a state-wide manhunt began.

Arrest

By Sunday morning, the hunt was over. According to Town of Cary:

Remington’s “quick capture is thanks to attentive local law enforcement in Fayetteville, North Carolina who spotted Remington’s vehicle and subsequently located him. Now in custody by Cary Police, Remington faces charges for the crime of Murder, a Class A felony in North Carolina.”

Remington could face the death penalty or life imprisonment with no parole if convicted of the crime.

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Story by Matthew Posek.

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Huge Crowds For 38th Lazy Daze http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/25/huge-crowds-for-38th-lazy-daze/ http://carycitizen.com/2014/08/25/huge-crowds-for-38th-lazy-daze/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:42:00 +0000 http://carycitizen.com/?p=60248 It snowed, German bands played and there was magic as the 38th Lazy Daze Festival was held this past weekend in Downtown Cary (August 23rd, 2014).

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Cary, NC – It snowed, German bands played and there was magic as the 38th Lazy Daze Festival was held this past weekend in Downtown Cary (August 23rd, 2014) . CaryCitizen was there, taking in the sights, sampling some food, buying some art, and meeting our friends on Chatham and Academy Streets. The weather was not too hot, but it was indeed steamy as the humidity returned just in time for our annual arts & crafts festival.

Joy Ennis, director of former festivals, said this year will be the last festival set up like this. Soon, the street scape improvement construction will begin. Widened sidewalks and small gathering spaces will be added, but its anyone’ guess if job will be completed by this time next year. With the construction of Cary’s Downtown Park, future Lazy Daze celebrations will take advantage of the added green space for performance and possibly exhibit areas.

Here’s a set of photos from the weekend:

Wake County's Guardian Ad Litem, hired Snow Your Yard to make it snow at Lazy Daze

Wake County’s Guardian, Ad Litem, hired Snow Your Yard to make it snow at Lazy Daze

The Motley Tones pirate band wandered the festival entertaining crowds with funny pirate songs

The Motley Tones pirate band wandered the festival entertaining crowds with funny pirate songs

hand knot shawls on display

Hand knit shawls on display

shawls

plants in custom pots

Plants in custom pots

the Town provided chairs for people to sit and enjoy musical acts on the stage in the performance green

The town provided chairs for people to sit and enjoy musical acts on the stage in the performance green

one of the food trucks in Ashworth Village

One of the food trucks in Ashworth Village

chainsaw art was demonstrated in one area on Academy Street

Chainsaw art was demonstrated in one area on Academy Street

hand painted gourds

Hand painted gourds

One of The Little Jerry dolls hidden around the festival

One of The Little Jerry dolls hidden around the festival

recycled metal art sculptures

Recycled metal art sculptures

chatham st

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Story and photos by Lindsey Chester.

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