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cary-holiday-gift-guide-2014 Cary Holiday Gift Guide 2014 (11/25/2014) - Just in time for Small Business Saturday, here's our 2014 Cary Holiday Gift Guide. Get service with a smile and forget those big box stores.
cary-holiday-events-2014 2014 Cary Holiday Event Guide (11/18/2014) - It's great to stay in and snuggle by the fireplace, but be sure to check out these holiday events happening in Cary throughout November and December.
cary-halloween-2014-2 Cary Guide to Halloween 2014 (10/8/2014) - A complete guide to Cary Halloween 2014 events - corn mazes, movies, harvest festivals, pet parades and more.
cary-beer-guide-2014 Guide to Beer in Cary 2014 (9/30/2014) - Bring on the Beer! There are over 16 microbreweries right here in the Triangle with more in the works. Across Cary, we've scoped out 20 places to sample the suds for the 2014 Guide to Beer.
cary-coffee-shops Guide to Cary Coffee Shops (9/23/2014) - Cary, NC — As an occasional barista, I am quite familiar with the delight and appreciation felt for a great cup of coffee or espresso. Apart from providing just this, many Cary coffee shops also offer organic or fair trade products, homemade goods, and cozy atmospheres. Find your complete guide below. Independent Coffee Shops Cary […]
ice-cream-guide-cary-2014 2014 Cary Guide to Ice Cream (6/30/2014) - When it's summertime in Cary, thoughts turn to ice cream. Here's our Cary Guide to the frozen treat, 2014 Edition.
summer-events-cary-2014 Guide to Summer Events in Cary (5/13/2014) - To help you plan, and so you won't miss anything, here's are some highlights in our Guide to Summer Events in Cary.
cary-academic-camps Cary Camps, Part 1: Academic & Arts Camps (3/28/2014) - If you're thinking of summer camp for your kids, now is the time to get cracking. This is Cary, people, and good camps fill up early.
spring-2014-races-5ks Spring 2014 Guide to Races & 5Ks (2/18/2014) - CaryCitizen has assembled a Spring 2014 Guide to Races & 5Ks. We've organized the listings by month, beginning with March.
valentines-dining-guide Valentine’s Dining Guide 2014 (2/4/2014) - Chocolate, wine and a candlelit dinner for two are the essential ingredients for a romantic Valentine's evening with your sweetheart.
cary-fitness-guide-2014 Cary Fitness Guide 2014 – Something for Everyone (1/2/2014) - For the 2014 Cary Fitness Guide, we tracked down what's happening gyms, studios and spas across town.
new-year's-eve-cary-2014 Guide: New Year’s Eve 2013 in Cary (12/19/2013) - Have you already made your plans for New Year's Eve? If you feel like going out, check out CaryCitizen's guide to happenings here in Cary.
corn-mazes-cary Corn Mazes & Halloween Fun in Cary (10/14/2013) - From Harvest Festivals to hayrides, we've got you covered with our Guide to Corn Mazes and Halloween Fun in Cary.
mums Fall Gardening, Part III: Mums (9/30/2013) - So easy, so colorful, nothing says autumn like mums. When it comes to flowers in the fall, Chrysanthemum rule the garden.
fall fashion 2013 2013 Fall Fashion Report, Part 2 (9/5/2013) - Labor Day has come and gone and with it the true start to the Fall Fashion season. We waded through the mall over to find out what retailers are predicting.
fall-planting-guide-2013 Fall Planting Guide 2013 – Part 1 (8/14/2013) - We've made some adjustments to our Fall Planting Guide for 2013 to reflect the cooler, rainier weather we've had in Cary this year.
tech event calendar Tech Event Calendar: August Edition (8/7/2013) - Here is a quick look at the Tech Event Calendar coming up in August and beyond, edited by Ian Henshaw of Technology Tank.
stone creek village cary nc Restaurant Guide: Stone Creek Village (7/25/2013) - At Stone Creek Village in Cary, you can stop by for some dessert, a snack, a quick bite, or a nice, relaxed meal. Good people watching, too.
tech-meetups Tech Meetups in the Triangle (7/8/2013) - Cary, NC – Over at TechTank world headquarters here in Cary, we thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of Tech Meetups in the Triangle. Tech Meetups in the Triangle The list of Tech Meetups in the Triangle focuses on internet-related professional groups – web, mobile, stats, servers and the like. […]
an example of the fast casual healthful offerings at Taziki's Restaurant Guide: Waverly Place (5/23/2013) - Story by Jamie Buning, the second in a continuing series on Restaurants in Cary. Cary, NC – Our food tour has now traveled down the street to Waverly Place where I’m now convinced a person could spend all day. Every few months or so, new restaurants are being introduced into this Cary shopping center, providing […]
2013-jordan-lake-boat-rentals 2013 Jordan Lake Boat Rentals (5/21/2013) - Memorial Day is this weekend. Big thanks to our friend Julie Roland in Pittsboro for updating her Jordan Lake Boat Rentals story for 2013.
cary-worship-page CaryCitizen Worship Page (5/9/2013) - CaryCitizen is pleased to announce the publication of our Worship Page. This is the seventh directory in the Cary Guides section of the website.
18-restaurants-kildare-farm-road 18 Restaurants on Kildaire Farm Road (5/5/2013) - Even though this distance is just over a mile, there are more than four different types of restaurants from Cary Parkway to Cornwall Road including Hurricane Grill and Wings, Yuri Japanese Restaurant, Torero’s Mexican Restaurant, and Unaabi Grill.
spring-fashion-3-cary-nc Spring Fashion III: Consignment Shops (3/25/2013) - In this installment I visited the local consignment stores to see how they interpreted the trends for women who want designer fashion on a budget.
irish-pubs-cary St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Pubs in Cary (3/12/2013) - Look for these local pubs to fix you up with some excellent grub, fine Irish entertainment and a pint or two.
triangle-spring-running Seasonal Guide: 5k, 10k, Marathon (2/14/2013) - Triangle Race Season is under way and officially began on February 9 with the annual Krispy Creme Challenge on the NC State campus. But not all races include scarfing down a dozen donuts!
2013-spring-fashion-report 2013 Spring Fashion Report (1/25/2013) - Here's my report from the front row at the 2013 Belk Spring Fashion Preview!
snow-skiing-nc Skiing Guide to North Carolina (1/16/2013) - I grew up in the Rockies and I can tell you that North Carolina has some great skiing. It’s the Switzerland of the South. Here’s a story about my recent family ski trip to Banner Elk plus a full guide to skiing in North Carolina.
holiday-events-cary CaryCitizen Holiday Event Guide (11/28/2012) - The Holidays are fast upon us in Cary. Here's our complete guide to 2012 Holiday Events in Cary, from Santa to tree lightings, Hannukah to Kwanzaa and snow days to holiday camps.
cary-holiday-shopping-guide CaryCitizen Holiday Shopping Guide (11/20/2012) - We are big fans of our local, independent retailers and try to support them with our dollars whenever possible. This year Cary welcomed lots of new boutiques and businesses and many of these will be excellent Holiday Gift-Giving resources. Here's our CaryCitizen Holiday Shopping Guide.
guide-to-countertops Decorating: A Guide to Kitchen Countertops (11/8/2012) - Story by Danny Taylor, local Realtor and Decorating columnist for CaryCitizen. Photo by Courtney Bailey Graham. Cary, NC – Back in the day….way back….you had formica countertops. Maybe if you lived in New Mexico or Southern California you had tile. Today, your choice of kitchen countertops is seemingly endless. Guide to Kitchen Countertops Formica, granite, […]
halloween-cary-nc-2012 Cary Guide to Halloween 2012 (10/16/2012) - October in Cary is filled with activities from corn maze fun on area farms to a Town sponsored annual Haunted House and a new Downtown Harvest Festival. Make your ghoulish plans now with our Cary Guide to Halloween 2012.
fall-guide-bulbs Gardening: Fall Guide to Bulbs (10/10/2012) - The weather is turning cooler and that means its time to hide some buried treasures in your garden years of early spring color.
fall-fashion-trends-cary Fall Fashion Trends in Cary (9/20/2012) - Story and photos by Lindsey Chester. Cary, NC – Fall comes late here in the Triangle. As temps are finally dipping into the 70′s and 80′s, local boutiques are bringing in their fall fashions. With the dip in temps, comes an uptick in new store offerings. Here’s your guide to Fall Fashion Trends in Cary. […]
veterans-groups-cary-nc Veterans Groups in Cary (8/13/2012) - There are many Veterans Groups throughout the nation, and it can be very difficult to keep them straight. Acronyms like MOAA and VFW tend to make civilian's heads spin, and who can blame them?
spring-garden-guide-ii Spring Garden Guide II (5/17/2012) - It's mid-season for Spring gardens across Cary. In our Spring II Garden Guide, we'll explore some choice perennials you can grow at your house.
wheat-beers A Guide to Wheat Beers (4/12/2012) - Wheat beers are seen everywhere these days. They are low hopped (as in "not bitter"), tasty - often banana-y, straw-colored and generally hazy gold in color. Herewith, just in time for Spring, is my guide to enjoying the pleasures of wheat beers.
st-patricks-beer-guide-2 Irish Beer and St. Patrick’s Day Guide (3/1/2012) - May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!