FUMCC Youth Walk Honors Victims in Boston


Story by Community Contributor Lori Barmer. Photos by Jason Darden.

Cary, NC – The bombings in Boston touched everyone in America. Even right here in our North Carolina town. At First United Methodist Church in Cary (FUMCC), students wanted to do something. But sometimes, all you can do is pray. Read more

Church Notes: Women in the Pulpit


Story and picture from Greenwood Forest.

Cary, NC – Throughout February, Greenwood Forest Baptist Church in Cary joins other Baptist churches in celebrating the annual Martha Stearns Memorial Month of Preaching. Greenwood Forest is honored to have women preaching for all four Sundays in February. Read more

From Russia With Love (and Faith)


Story and photos by Emilie Mathura, 2012 graduate of Green Hope High School, who is currently working 9 months in the Ukraine at an orphanage called The Ark.

From Cary, NC to Kiev, in the Ukraine – Kiev, the bustling capital of Ukraine, is home to 2.6 million people and thousands of homeless children. Read more

3 Kings Parade This Saturday


Photo of 2012 Three Kings Parade by Brooke Meyer.

Cary, NC – This Saturday, experience the annual Three Kings Parade in Bond Park, a Latino celebration of the birth of Jesus, presented by Diamante, Inc. Read more

Festival of Lights – Jewish Celebration in Cary

Sharon Kabalo, deputy consul general for Israel in Atlanta lights the Shamash at Cary’s 2nd annual Jewish Festival.

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Brooke Meyer

Cary, NC- For the second year, the Town of Cary has partnered with Chabad of Cary, the Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary and Temple Beth Shalom to bring the town a festival to celebrate Hanukkah. Cary lit the large public menorah on the second night of the holiday, this past Sunday.

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“Mom, is there really a Santa Claus?”

Guest post by writer Colleen Malloy-Cagnassola of Wake Forest. Photo by Brooke Meyer.

My young son approached me recently looking for the truth! Usually when he approaches me, it’s because he wants something tangible.  But this time was different. He seemed hopeless.  He looked up with sadness in his eyes, and asked, “Mom, is there really a Santa?” Instantly, my body froze. Read more

Art & Faith: Funding a Trip to India

Cary, NC- When your kids have a passion, you will do anything to help. Kate Cook’s children, Grace and Stuart, want to help orphans in faraway India through a program called Global Hope. Kate is hosting a juried art exhibit to raise the needed funds. Read more

White Plains Children’s Center Celebrates 30 Years

Cary, NC – White Plains Children’s Center is celebrating 30 years of service to the children of Western Wake this Saturday, May 19, and you’re invited. Read more

Spring Festivals in India (and Cary) – Basakhi and Ugadi

Story by Neha Rai and Jayana Saldanha. Edited by Matt Young. 

Cary, NC – Did you know that the second most commonly spoken language in Cary is Hindi? For those of you not familiar with Indian Holidays, we have a report direct from India on the spring festivals of Basakhi and Ugadi. Read more

Adoption and Parenting Session at St. Michael’s

Story by Mary Beth Phillips. Photo by James Brandon.

Cary, NC – Patti Zordich did not plan to become an expert on trauma and attachment theory, but after earning her doctorate with a focus on attachment theory and then working with children who had experienced trauma, it all came together.  The fruits of her experience led her to write a book for newly adoptive parents: Gotcha! Welcoming Your Adopted Child Home. Read more