Cary, NC – July 4 is always a big celebration in the United States and it’s no different here in Cary. So to plan out your Independence Day, here are some of the events going on around town. Read more
Editor’s Note: It’s a breathtaking sight to watch a large eagle soar over roads or lakes, and, lately, we’ve seen quite a few eagles during our commutes. Jessica, our assistant editor, recently saw two bald eagles fly over Lake Crabtree in Morrisville in a span of only two weeks.
We consulted our friend and bird-watching expert, David Lindquist, to learn why, where and when you can see bald eagles (fairly easily!) right here in Cary.
Cary, NC — In Cary, we can enjoy the recent arrival of Bald Eagles. They’re flourishing on our lakes and ponds, and the exhilarating sight of them can make our days. It’s now easy for Cary residents to drive or walk a modest distance and see eagles soaring in our skies. Read more
Editor’s Note: The weekly editor’s journal is a collection of photos, thoughts and events from last week that didn’t make it into stories of their own.
Cary, NC — My weekend in Cary consisted of outdoor music at Bond Park and Downtown Cary Food & Flea, a monthly Sunday afternoon festival in Ashworth Village. Read more
Cary, NC — On Friday, July 4, the weather was sunny and mild for Cary’s Olde Time Independence Day Celebration at Bond Park. Photographer Brooke Meyer was there to document the fun. Read more
Photos and run results courtesy of Fit & Able Productions.
Cary, NC- Over 200 Runners braved the cold for the 1st annual Fit & Able Productions and the Town of Cary’s Hot Chocolate Run and Doggie Dash. Read more
Cary, NC — Fred G. Bond was mayor of Cary from 1971 to 1983, during which time he oversaw significant expansion of the town. The foundations he put in place to accommodate population growth have shaped Cary into the desirable community it is today. Read more
Not familiar with a pumpkin chuck? It’s a competition where teams hurl pumpkins at targets and for distance with a homemade device called a trebuchet.
A trebuchet is like a catapult, except with a sling instead of a giant spoon.
Pumpkin chucks are also called punkin’ chuckin’ and punkin chunkin’. Don’t know why “chunking” except maybe alliteration.
Cary’s Great Pumpkin Chuck
Whatever you want to call it, Cary’s Great Pumpkin Chuck will happen the weekend after Halloween – Sunday, November 3, 2013. More info on CaryPumpkinChuck.com.
The venue is the Spillway in beautiful Bond Park. That’s the area between the Community Center and the lake – a hilly spot overlooking a big, flat field. It’s sometimes used for event and Spring Daze parking.
The Spillway is about 500 feet long. We’ll be using approximately 300 feet for the punkin’ chuckin’.
Cary’s Punkin’ Chuck will also have a mini-Maker Fair. Booths to be announced, but expect science, technology and DIY exhibits.
If you’d like to be an exhibitor at the event, please email Ian Henshaw.
Teams are forming now! Cary’s Great Pumpkin Chuck is a fun, innovative experience for Scout troops, school clubs, families and hobbyists of all ages.
For more information, visit CaryPumpkinChuck.com. To register, visit EventBrite.