Cary, NC – With Winter and the holidays coming fast, the Concert Singers of Cary will help put music fans in the mood with a collection of well-known Christmas songs, iconic movie soundtracks and even some lesser-known songs to match the time of year at their upcoming Cary concert. Read more
Apex, NC – If you and your partner wrestle with the bedsheets and find you have different sleep needs, then Jonathan and Mollee Lamm know your struggle. That is why they have created a local bed sheet company for this exact problem and have just started taking orders. Read more
Cary, NC – In local media news, 5 Triangle community newspaper are set to close in towns including Apex, Garner and Holly Springs. Read more
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Wind Down Wednesday – 6pm – 9pm with area band Black & Blue in Waverly Place’s Promenade area. Part of the free family-friendly summer concert series. There’s a playground for the kids and carts set up selling beverages and food. Restaurants line the area with open air cafe dining that looks out on the action.
Independence Eve at Sertoma – Bond Park, 6:30 p.m. Performance by the Applause! Cary Youth Theatre touring troupe at 6:30 p.m. and the Cary Town Band at 7:30 p.m.
July 4th Celebration at Bond Park
The fun starts at 7:30 AM with a fishing tournament for all ages.
At 10:30 AM, there’s the Parade in the Park. Come at 10:0 and decorate your bike, trike, stroller, wagon or stroller.
At 10:45 a.m. there’s a Canine Talent Show.
And at 11:15, family contests including donut eating, Lakeside Olympics, Watermelon Eating, Seed Spitting, Water Balloon Toss and Sidewalk Decorating.
More Info: Fourth of July in Bond Park
July 4th at Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Gates open at 3 PM for the July 4th celebration at Koka Booth in Cary.
50 Foot Ferris Wheel – One highlight of July 4th at KBA will undoubtedly be the 50 foot ferris wheel overlooking Regency Lake. Get there early to avoid a line.
Model Boat Regatta – Courtesy of the Capital Model Boat Club. Starts at 3 PM.
There’s also an Ice Cream Eating Contest sponsored by Lumpy’s Ice Cream, a frozen t-shirt contest, Watermelon eating contest, magician, face painter, and more.
Cary Town Band takes the stage at 5:45 followed by the North Carolina Symphony. It all wraps up with a 4th of July fireworks display, Cary-style.
More Info: Fourth of July at Booth Amphitheatre
Across the Triangle
If you’re up for an adventure across the Triangle, consider some of these July 4th celebrations in the area.
July 4th Pancake Breakfast – Morrisville, Fire Station #1, 8:00 – 10:00 AM. Traditional Independence Day Pancake Breakfast, prepared by the Morrisville Fire Department. More info: Town of Morrisville
Apex Olde Fashioned 4th of July – Downtown Apex, 9am-1pm. Carnival Games, Jugglers, Inflatables, Clowns, Karaoke by Skid Rowe and more! Decorate your non-motorized wheels for Uncle Sam’s Parade of Wheels at noon. More info: Town of Apex
American Tobacco July 4th Celebration – Starts at 5 PM on the lawn in front of the DPAC for 3 hours music, food trucks, zips lines and more. Around 8 PM, the doors open at Durham Bulls Athletic Park (the Bulls vs.Norfolk Tides) for a fireworks extravaganza, Durham-style. More info: American Tobacco on Facebook.
The ‘Works – Fayetteville Street area, Downtown Raleigh, 12 Noon – 1 PM. 6 hours of daytime music, bounce houses, hot dog eating contest, sportbike freestyle riding and fireworks after dark. Raleigh-style. More info: RaleighConvention.com/Works
Apex, NC – We’re always interested in Eagle Scout stories. This one’s particularly interesting. Story by Jill Smith. Read more
Story from staff reports. Photo by Brooke Meyer.
Apex, NC – Just a quick note that A Fifth of Blues, featuring CaryCitizen publisher Hal Goodtree on bass guitar, will be appearing at the Iron Horse in Apex on Friday night. Read more
Cary, NC – It’s our own version of Tobacco Road. Last Friday, under the lights, the Cary High (4-0-0) Imps steamrolled the Apex (0-2-0) Cougars 34-0.
Our own Suzie Wolf was there and filed these pictures for Wide World of Cary Sports. Read more
Story and photos by Lindsey Chester.
Apex, NC – Team Attraction Gymnastics (TAG) has only had a home since last summer, but it is quickly building a reputation for excellence. Two gymnasts, Alyssa Tucker and Kenya Watson, reached U.S. Nationals and Southeast Regionals respectively. Read more
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.