Have a Blast at Independence Day Activities

Are you ready for some patriotic fun next week? With parades, family fun and fireworks, the whole family will enjoy these events inspired by Independence Day!


Get a jump on the fun at Morrisville’s celebration July 3 at Morrisville Community Park. Food trucks and music get the party started at 6 p.m. with... Read More

Cary Women Pool Resources to Make a Big Splash

Members of the Cary Women’s Giving Network want to spread the word that you don’t have to be wealthy to be a philanthropist.

“The Women’s Giving Network is fabulous, because it’s money in and money out,” said Sheila Ogle, one of the group’s founders and the current leadership president. “We feel like we are being... Read More

Worth the Trip: Wonderful N.C. Waterfalls

Tucked along the trails in Jackson County, beautiful waterfalls await hikers in the North Carolina mountains. The nearby Eastern Continental Divide is where water flows in two directions creating serene, cascading falls and deep lagoons.

Several falls can be found at the end of a short hike, while others require a bit more effort to... Read More

Chihuly’s Glass Sculpture and More

Asheville’s arts scene is rich with galleries, museums, and activities for the whole family, but this summer there are a few must-see spots.

Step into Biltmore Garden’s exhibit of Dale Chihuly’s blown glass sculptures where glittering orbs and towering spindles, transport you to a landscape that is out of this world.

The historic residence’s iconic... Read More

Food & Dining

Caponata is Summer in a Bowl

This time of year, I’ll come home from a weekend trip to the farmers market, my bags overflowing with juicy red tomatoes, green zucchini, yellow squash and glossy eggplant. Everything looks so beautiful, I can’t resist.

More often than not, these gorgeous vegetables are tossed with a little olive oil and roasted in the oven... Read More

Colorful Recipes to Make Your Fourth Pop!

For this year’s Independence Day picnic, celebrate your patriotism by bringing treats that will color coordinate with the decor. We took a walk down memory lane to revisit some of the reader-submitted goodies from past issues of Cary Magazine.

We’ve got red, white and blue selections with decadent raspberry ice cream, a delightful blueberry tart, and... Read More

Home & Garden

Ginger Lilies: Worth the Wait

For gardeners, patience is not only a virtue. It can be rewarding — and ginger lily (Hedychium sp.) proves the point. This intriguing import from the tropics of Asia has graced Southern gardens for decades with its flowing foliage and enchanting, fragrant flowers, but each spring, backyard growers begin to wonder if their exotic beauties... Read More

The Clan Cuphea

In a plant genus, there are often many species, and being closely related, you might think most would exhibit some semblance of similarity in appearance. As sound as this might seem, I can blow that notion out of the water with the genus Cuphea — or what I impetuously sometimes call the Clan Cuphea.

To... Read More

We Love

We Love! June/July 2018

We Love! June/July 2018

1. Games for Days Whether spending a rainy day inside or road-tripping out of town, keep these family-friendly activities from The Red Hen on hand: Crazy Aaron’s glow-in-the-dark putty kit, $20.99; dinosaur puzzle, $19.99; “The Garden” book, $11.99; and Cat Crimes game, $14.99. theredhen.com

2. For the Kiddos Put away the phones... Read More

May We Love! For Mother’s Day or dog days

May We Love! For Mother’s Day or dog days

1. Keep Your Cool You don’t have to shorten your long walks as summer warms up. Just pour water onto this Swamp Cooler dog vest from Ruffwear, and the three-layer design will cool down your pooch; $59.95. phydeaux.com

2. Tufts of Fluff This fleece snuffle-mat by Boo Bear Basics is perfect... Read More