Local Authors: The Fine Art of Writing an Essay

Story by Matt Young

Cary, NC – Cary resident Carole L. Hamilton teaches English at Cary Academy. She recently published Anthem Guide to Essay Writing. We can all use help here. And yes, I’m intimidated to write this.

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Fall Gardening: What to do Now

Story by guest columnist  Christine Pechner, Landscape Architect. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

This sure was a hot summer here in Cary and there is no doubt that you are looking forward to the beautiful weather of the coming months. With cooler temperatures comes the opportunity to get outside to tackle some gardening tasks that need to be done along with things that you can do to add color to your yard next spring. Read more

Food: Mellow Mushroom to Open September 26

Photo by Hal Goodtree via iPhone.

Cary, NC – The Mellow Mushroom, what many believe to be the best pizza restaurant in the Triangle, is set to open in Cary on September 26. Read more

Beware: Asian Needle Ant

 

By Matt Young, Photo by Benoit Guenard of NCSU Biology Department.

Cary, NC – The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) and NC State are alerting Carolinians to be on the lookout for the Asian Needle Ant, a relatively new pest in the region. NCPMA is the trade association representing the professional pest management industry in North Carolina. Read more

Real Estate: Cary Open Houses This Weekend

Cary, NC- Our second week of Cary Open Houses brings homes from all around town. This week we present 3 homes represented by Keller Williams Realty in Cary. Contact Lindsey Chester to find out how to get your open house published on CaryCitizen.

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Cary’s First Reuse Rodeo: What’s in Your Closet?

Story by Leslie Huffman. Photo by K.

Cary, NC – I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of stuff in my closets that really needs to go. My kids are growing so fast. Their closets are full of last year’s barely worn clothing and shoes that no longer fit.

I have an old desk chair and child-size beach chairs that we don’t use anymore. A perfectly good coffee machine and a never used Easy Bake Oven are just waiting for a new home. What’s in your closet? Read more

Extreme Makeover, Cary-Style

Cary, NC- When Heather Foust and Shanna Middleton (who own Cary-based Designed To Sold) heard about a special family whose home needed some TLC, they knew they could make a difference. What started as redesigning one room quickly turned into Extreme Makeover Cary-style. Read more

Weekend: Cary Music Extravangaza

The CaryCitizen Calendar of Events is edited by Lindsey Chester. 

Cary, NC – Something’s always happening in Cary. This week, we highlight four diverse and fantastic musical events from the CaryCitizen Calendar. Read more

Striving 4 More: A Mother’s Journey with Her Child’s Cancer

Story by Heather O’Sullivan. Photos courtesy of Diane Moore.

Raleigh, NC – Diane Moore and her family had “the ideal life”: two beautiful daughters, 2 dogs and a 2 car garage. On September 18, 2001, a malignant tumor found on her 9 year old daughter Colleen’s femur changed their lives forever. They spent weeks visiting doctors and having tests. On October 1st, they were told that she would ‘likely succumb in 9-12 months’. Read more

Local Authors:Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads

By Matt Young. All photos courtesy of Carolyn Sakowksi.

All Over, NC –  Carolyn Sakowski has published an updated version of the Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads (John F. Blair, publisher) guidebook. Read more