Eye Opener with Tony Tata

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Wake County Superintendent of Schools Tony Tata talked to a crowd of more than 100 at the Cary Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast this week. Read more

Food: Post Thanksgiving Turkey Noodle Soup

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Di Bedard.

Cary, NC – Cyber Monday for me is Turkey Soup Day. The leftovers have been eaten and all that remains is the turkey carcass- time for some homemade soup! Read more

Inside the Eye: Coach Muller Debuts vs. Panthers

Story by Bob Fennel. File photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary-lina, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes hosted the division leading Florida Panthers under new coach Kirk Muller at the RBC Center Nov 29.  While they lost 3-1, really 2-1 (a late empty-netter), the team did skate better and hit more, probably to impress the new coach.  Read more

Technology: Local Inventor Builds Unique Laser Toy

Cary, NC – What started out as a science club project has evolved into a new product release. It’s Firefly, a unique toy that brings the magic of lasers to children of all ages. Read more

Classifieds: Speakers, Antique Chairs, Play Set

Cary, NC – Interest has been lively for Classified Cary during this first week of operation. Several interesting things have shown up for sale. Read more

Humorist: Cell Phone Warning

Cris Cohen is CaryCitizen’s resident Humorist.

Cary, NC – My new cell phone came with a warning saying that “Failure to follow these safety instructions could result in fire, electric shock, or other injury or damage to the phone or other property”.

Hello, Mom?

It is the kind of warning that you would not expect to see with a phone as much as with a surface-to-air missile. “Thank you for purchasing The Kaboom. Following these basic safety guidelines will ensure that you have hours of military fun.” It just sounds like kind of an ominous, lethal description for something I use to call my mother.

On the Plus Side

On the plus side, though, the electric shock possibility means that I will not have to buy a Taser. If someone tries to rob me, I can just tell him, “I have a cell phone and I am not afraid to disregard the safety instructions.”

And how many campers might be saved by the fact that it can cause a fire? “Remember: If you get lost in the woods, you can start a fire by either rubbing two sticks together or by just using your cell phone improperly.”

Other Property?

The potential for the phone to damage “other property” is a little disconcerting though. It suggests that, just by calling for a pizza from your house, you could accidentally blow up some land you bought in Montana. “I told you not to press the # key.”

What Not to Do When Wet

The booklet also says to keep the phone away from water and “wet locations”. Ostensibly this means that you should not make calls from a car wash or Seattle. If the phone does get wet, the booklet warns against drying it with an external heat source, such as “a microwave oven”.

“Honey, have you seen my phone?”

“Check inside the casserole.”

It is not clear whether the company knows of someone who tried this. “We also want to remind you not to put your phone in a microwave oven (Alex Stewart: 1952 – 2009).” Although maybe that is how they found out that the phone can destroy other property. “It turns out that the back of our microwave faces what used to be the neighbor’s garage.”

Decorating Tips For The Holiday Season

Story by Vivien Koronet of Vivien Koronet Interior Design. Photo by Rachel Andrew.

Cary, NC – So it’s time to decorate for the holidays again, and the challenge is on. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, and or Kwanzaa, everyone wants their home to take on that magical holiday feel. An excellent way to begin the decorating process is to assess the existing color scheme in your home. Read more

Events Calendar: Tis The Season

Story by Lindsey Chester, editor of  the CaryCitizen Calendar of Events. Photos courtesy the Town of Cary.

Cary, NC – We’ve had our turkey and shopped on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Now bring on the parades, music,  gingerbread, and It’s a Wonderful Life in Cary. Here’s a run-down of local holiday events from the CaryCitizen Calendar. Read more

Volunteer: Cary Ole Time Winter Festival

Cary, NC – You say you want to get involved? Here’s your chance. Doc Thorne of The Heart of Cary Association has put out the call for help for the Ole Time Winter Festival—coming up this Saturday, December 3, 2011. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Mayors Meet, Police Pledges, Giving Thanks, Cary’s Low Costs

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through November 27, 2011. 

Cary, NC – This week was a holiday week so there were just a few events and meetings. Read more