Reducing Waste on Local Levels Inspires Cary Non-Profit

Cary, NC — “Refuse what you do not need; reduce what you do need; reuse what you consume; recycle what you cannot refuse, reduce, or reuse; and rot (compost) the rest.”

This quote comes from the author of Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life, Bea Johnson. It’s more than just words to Leigh Williams and Dargan Gilmore, the co-founders of Toward Zero Waste, an NC non-profit organization based in Cary working a step at a time to help the community reduce their waste.

Read more

Recipe: Parmesan & Herb Crusted Salmon with Roasted Broccoli

Story originally appeared on FoodCary.

Cary, NC — This recipe has become the one I’m known for. It all started just over two years ago when I had invited over the woman I was dating for our first meal at my place. I knew it needed to be something fresh, something healthy, something impressive — but also something that I couldn’t screw up. Read more

Weekend Events in Cary: Beer, Yoga, Music, Pet Adoptions and More

Cary, NC – This weekend in Cary, there is no shortage of live performances and unique small business offerings.

Read more

Cary’s Heritage: Then Tobacco Farms and Warehouses, Now Bradford Plaza

Cary, NC — Adapted from Just a Horse-Stopping Place, an Oral History of Cary, North Carolina by Peggy Von Scoyoc, published in August, 2006. This story is about tobacco farming in Cary, particularly at the corner of Davis and High House that includes The Bradford.

Read more

Weekend Events – MLK Celebrations, Wine Tasting, Karaoke and More

Cary, NC – Since the year 1983, our country has celebrated the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to remember the efforts of the nation’s most famous civil rights activist. This Monday and all weekend long, Cary, and cities all over will do just that.

The Town of Cary’s annual event series, MLK Jr. Dreamfest, will run from Saturday, Jan. 18 to Monday, Jan. 20 and consists of eight different programs, most of which are free to take part in. From acts of service to various plays and readings, this weekend is all about recognizing and remembering the work, life and vision of MLK Jr.

Start the weekend off right with a night on the town this Thursday and Friday. Events include wine tasting, movies at the Cary Theater, stand-up comedy and more.

Read more

Fest in the West: Western Cary’s Signature Festival

Cary, NC — Imagine a place where everyone in Cary is welcome. Now imagine that place filled with live entertainment, amazing food and yes, beer. Good news, you can stop imagining and start planning, because Fest in the West is back for its fifth year and the admission is free! Read more

Five Strategies for Tax-Efficient Investing

Cary, NC – After factoring in federal income and capital gains taxes, the alternative minimum tax, and possible state and local taxes, your investments’ returns in any given year may be reduced by 40% or more. Here are five ways to potentially lower your tax bill.

Read more

Weekend Events: Lantern Festival, Canine 5K Race, Chili Cook-Off and More

Cary, NC – The theme of this weekend is entertainment. Whether your cup of tea is a movie screening, comedy show, live music or an evening at the NC Chinese Lantern Festival, Cary’s got you covered. 

Read more

Education

Bill Fletcher: Strategic Plan for the Future, Bus Driver Pay Raise and More

Wake County, NC – Thoughts for the start of 2020 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.

Read more

Cary Student

Cary Student Earns Grant for Ocean Research

Cary, NC – The ocean is home to a vast number of ecosystems, many of which we still don’t understand. One graduate student from Cary earned a grant to study tropical fish behaviors, which is increasingly important work as ocean habitats undergo change. Read more