Jordan Lake Boat Rentals

Our friend Julie Roland, a Pittsboro Realtor, has a great blog called Route 64 Journal. This story was first published in July of 2010 and has proven extremely popular.

Cary, NC – Realtors are expected to be experts in their communities. I’m always collecting info about schools, restaurants, events, kids sports and more. But one of the most frequent questions I get is: “Can you rent a boat on Jordan Lake?”

Yes, you can. But the info is a little hard to gather. And Jordan Lake is in my backyard – literally five minutes away from Monterrane.

So here’s a quick list of some good resources for various kinds of boat rental on Jordan Lake – fishing boats, pontoons, jet skis, kayaking and canoeing. Something for everyone. Read more

Events: Remembrance on Memorial Day 2011

Story and photo by Brennin Cummings.

Cary, NC – Growing up, Memorial Day meant a lot of things to me – the end of the school year, beautiful weather, and my family’s annual Memorial Day party. However, it also meant playing my trumpet at memorial services for veterans around my hometown. Read more

Education: Weigh In On School Assignment

Coverage by Lindsey Chester, winner of a 2011 Knight Digital Media Center Fellowship. Photograph of Cary Elementary by Hal Goodtree. Photo of Superintendent Tata courtesy of WCPSS.

Cary, NC – Members of the community are invited to share their opinions with the Wake County Public School System Student Assignment Task Force. You can read the school assignment plans online or go to one of two public information sessions in Cary. Read more

Cary Chamber: 2011 Small Business Award Winners

Cary, NC – The 2011 Cary Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards gathered an impressive crowd at the Embassy Suites in Cary on Thursday, May 12th. This annual awards ceremony is dedicated to honoring local small businesses for contributions to the community through innovation, creativity, sustainability, success and community service. Read more

Packages for Afghanistan

Story by Matt Young. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army.

Cary, NC – To honor Memorial Day and the service of men and women in uniform, Cary Academy recently conducted a care package drive for soldiers in Afghanistan. Read more

Humorist: Make Mine Rare

Cris Cohen is the resident humorist for CaryCitizen. Photo by Markku Åkerfelt.

Cary, NC – When eating out, a friend of mine will order a burger and ask that it be cooked rare. Based on the reaction he gets, this is the equivalent of saying he wants to kill kittens with his bare hands. “Would you like fries with your massacre?” Restaurants now consider the ordering of a rare burger to be not just rude, but a possible war crime. Read more

Bear-y Cary?

From staff reports. Photo by Mark L. Watson.

Cary, NC – Black bears have been reported as being sighted in Raleigh and Garner and now in Cary. It is unknown whether or not this is the same bear wandering the Triangle. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Sticking to Tennis and More

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through May 22, 2011. Photo of Academy Street by Hal Goodtree.

This week started off with a little golf outing in Augusta and ended with my 2011 campaign re-election kickoff event. In between was the first budget work session, a joint meeting of the Cary/Morrisville subcommittee, and a few hours picking up litter. Read more

Recipe: Apple Wood Smoked Chicken on the Grill

Story by Jim McGrody, photo by Sharyn Morrow.

Cary, NC – To all you backyard chefs out there – summer is closing in on us and your grill is calling your name. Read more

Weather: Summer Comes to Cary

Cary, NC – Say farewell to the mild spring weather. It’s going to be hot and muggy in Cary for the next ten days. Read more