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Cary History Tour

Hop On Downtown Cary’s First Historic Trolley Tour

Cary, NC – To celebrate the 150th year of the Page-Walker Hotel, a new tour is teaching people the history of Downtown Cary, all from the ease and comfort of a trolley car. Read more

Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival

Nâzim Hikmet Celebrated in 10th Cary Poetry Festival

Cary, NC – For many years, Cary has been the epicenter for celebrating Turkish poet, playwright and activist Nâzim Hikmet with a poetry competition and readings. Now in its 10th year, the annual celebration and festival will stretch to multiple days to introduce people to different facets of poetry. Read more

No Exit Puts Audiences In the Middle of the Drama

Cary, NC – Many great plays can make audiences feel drawn into the action. In a new production of “No Exit” in Cary, everyone will be in the front row and close to the actors as they wrestle with big ideas of responsibility and self-identity. Read more

Young Artists Celebrated at Paint the Page

Cary, NC – A new yearly tradition at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center is the Paint the Page event, where young artists around the town create artwork inspired by the center. This year saw two artists earn the “Best in Show” commendation, as well as multiple other honorable mentions. Read more

Cary Wins Big at State Garden Convention

Cary, NC – Cary is known for being a good-looking town but that does not all happen naturally. And at this year’s Garden Clubs of North Carolina, Inc. Convention, the gardeners who work to make Cary’s gardens bloom took home several of the night’s biggest awards. Read more

Young Artists Awarded at Paint the Page

Cary, NC – After bringing together young artists from around Cary, the Page-Walker Arts and History Center gave out several awards and cash prizes to the works that reflected the influence of the center’s history and design. Read more

Antique Roadshow Coming to Cary

Cary, NC – If you have old pieces of art and furniture from grandparents or older generations, somewhere in the back of your mind you may have wondered “How much is this worth nowadays?” You could finally get an answer for that as appraisal expert Ken Farmer comes to Cary to examine antiques. Read more

Polka

21st Yankovic Day Polka Concert This Friday

Cary, NC – This week is Cary’s 21st Frankie Yankovic Day concert. And with an event that has lasted as long as that, Frankie Yankovic Day has lots of history behind it as the day polka lovers in North Carolina gather and celebrate. Read more

Page-Walker Garden Certified As Wildlife Habitat

Cary, NC – The Page-Walker Arts and History Center’s new pollination garden is already a hit with the local fauna but it has also gotten Cary closer to its goal of becoming a Community Wildlife Habitat. Read more

History: Rev. J. W. Meadows (1880-1954)

Rev Meadows

Editor’s Note: Many thanks to Kris Carmichael and Jimmy Gibbs for their help with this story.

Cary, NC — I sat down with Jimmy Gibbs to hear more about his great grandfather, Reverend J. W. Meadows, a leading minister for Cary’s African American community in the early 1900’s. Read more