‘Black History is American History’

How do we create a diverse society where everyone’s contributions are celebrated?

Local leaders will address that question and more during a panel discussion at “The Future of Black History.” The event, beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, will also include music by gospel artist Todd Galberth and a keynote speech by Baltimore Police... Read More

North Carolina’s Oscar Connections

If you are a movie fan who can’t wait for the Oscars on March 4, a mountain road trip may be just the thing to tide you over until the big night.

Head west to Sylva, Dillsboro, Maggie Valley and Black Mountain where “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was filmed. And while you’re in the... Read More

Picture Your Pet in Cary Magazine!

You know you have the cutest, smartest, most adorable pet. Why not let us — and our readers — know what makes your companion special?

Send us photos of your pet and tell us your story! We’ll share them with our readers in the Pet Parade, to appear in the May issue of Cary Magazine!

It’s... Read More

Give the Gift of Reading

WAKE Up and Read, which promotes childhood literacy, is collecting books for kids aged 0 to 12 during its annual book drive.

The goal of the 2018 Book Drive is to collect 110,000 books by  Saturday, March 3. The books will be distributed to more than 7,700 Wake County children in 10 elementary schools, 17... Read More

Food & Dining

Romance Your Partner with Chocolate Treats

Why not elevate your Valentine’s Day with some home-baked chocolate goodness? We offer two classic recipes that you can make ahead of time and surprise your sweetie with on the big day.

Easy enough for novice bakers, the Angus Barn’s chocolate chess pie is a great way to wrap up a romantic dinner. If it’s... Read More

Hungry Harvest Aims to End Food Waste and Hunger

Ashley Christensen has teamed up with an ambitious entrepreneur to attack two pernicious problems in the food industry — food waste and food insecurity.

At a recent event, the James Beard award-winning chef talked about ending food waste and the efforts of Hungry Harvest. New to the Triangle, the produce-delivery service rescues surplus produce and... Read More

Home & Garden

Don’t Delay — Declutter!

If one of your goals for 2018 is to get more organized, local author and blogger Carrie Higgins has some tips for you.

Higgins, from Apex, is a former teacher who has been writing about making the most of your home environment for more than seven years. She has compiled hundreds of her favorite fixes... Read More

This Polly Is a Cracker

“Unusual,” “strange,” “Martian,” “plastic” — these are the comments typically made about an eye-catching, striking houseplant that goes by the name of ‘Polly,’ with no reference to a parrot intended. ‘Polly’ is a tropical alocasia that found its attractive way into American homes starting back the 1950s.

And just how pretty is ‘Polly?’ Well, she... Read More

We Love

We Love! January/February 2018

We Love! January/February 2018

1. Green Thumb Optional A succulent arrangement is perfect for those who want to look like they have a green thumb without actually having one. These plants require very little water — only a spritz or two each week; $182.95. prestonflowers.com

2. A Warm Welcome A carefully crafted fresh wreath is pleasing... Read More

The Gift Guide

1. The versatile anorak jacket is waterproof, and the hood zips up into the collar for those chilly days – making it the perfect all-weather jacket! Whether you want to dress it up or dress it down, you will look fashionable in any season, $120. swaggergifts.com

2. Cary Film Circle is a... Read More