Michelle Obama Surprises Super Skippers

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo courtesy of ABC.

Cary, NC- Our very own Cary YMCA SupperSkippers appeared today (Monday June 18) on Live! with Kelly which airs on WABC-New York and were surprised when First Lady Michelle Obama joined them on stage for a special cameo appearance.

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Fight Cancer: Swim Across America, May 20 in Cary

Story by Hal Goodtree. Special thanks to Mary DeMilia. Photo by Lost-In-Maylene.

Cary, NC – For 25 years, Swim Across America (SAA) has been raising money for fight cancer. Now, with the support of Triangle Aquatic Center, this iconic event is coming to Cary on May 20, 2012. Show your support by signing up or sponsoring a swimmer. Read more

Area Runners Support 5K to Fight Cancer

all photos Brooke Meyer

Cary, NC- The Miles For Matt 5K to fight cancer was held March 10 out at Wake Med Soccer Park. Almost 300 runners participated this year. Read more

Happy 20th Birthday Cary YMCA!

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo of 1992 ribbon-cutting provided by the Cary YMCA.

Cary, NC- Hard to believe, but this year the Cary Family YMCA turned 20 years old. I met with Executive Director, Diane Hillsgrove to talk about the past and future of this powerful community organization. Read more

Event: Summer Camp and Education Expo

Story from staff reports. Photo by Sarita.

Cary, NC – Our friends at Carolina Parent run a great Summer Camp & Educational Fair. This year, the fair is on Sunday, February 19, 2012 right here in Cary. Read more

Community: Three Events to Fight Cancer

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – For six years,  the Matt Cossa Memorial Foundation, named for a Green Hope student, Matt Cossa, has raised money to fight cancer. This year, the Foundation has three events this spring where you can help the fight against cancer and honor the memory of a special young man.

Since its inception, the Matt Cossa Memorial Foundation has raised more than $125,000 in the fight against lymphoma and other blood cancers. I spoke with Bill Cossa, Matt’s son about this year’s events. Read more

Fitness: 7 Ways to Stay Motivated

With the excesses of the holiday season weighing heavily, we thought we’d consult a local expert on getting into shape. And who better than Autumn Hibberd of Styles Group Fitness in Downtown Cary? Photo by Lululemon Athletica.

Cary, NC – Fitness advice often focuses on specific exercises or workouts. But for most people, the biggest hurdle is willpower. Here are my top 7 tips to stay motivated about your fitness. Read more

Black Creek Greenway Added to East Coast Trail System

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Brian Yap.

Cary, NC – A newly completed portion of Blackcreek Greenway in Cary has been recognized as an official component of the East Coast Greenway (ECG) corridor. Read more

Notes From Afghanistan: Two Guys from Cary

Cary, NC – This is not a story of battle, nation-building, heroism or pain. But then again, maybe it is. Read more

Save A Life Event Grows in Second Year

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Karl Fisher

Cary, NC- A year ago, Victoria Bennis was planning her first save a Life Walk. She and her family were recovering from a personal tragedy. Her brother John, a 16 year old Green Hope student had taken his life the previous November. When a second Green Hope boy committed suicide that May, she knew she had to do something to stop what she perceived was becoming an epidemic. Read more