The 2019 Women of Western Wake

A signature Cary Magazine feature that each year introduces you to a handful of women who embody our own aspirations.

Here, our honorees share their stories and advice on taking risks, finding rewards, and working hard to better our world.

Lori Bush Cary Town Council Member and Mayor Pro-Tem

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Local Seniors Create Care Packages for Soldiers Overseas

Wishing to brighten the day of soldiers stationed overseas, residents of Waltonwood Cary Parkway  assembled care packages for service men and women on Aug. 30.

Residents of the senior living community wrote heartfelt letters of gratitude and tucked them into boxes with donated personal care items such as sunscreen, deodorant, body wash, toothpaste and lip balm.... Read More

Support Life Experiences with Golf and a Par-Tee

The Cary-based Life Experiences might be best known for its outstanding brownies, but the nonprofit does so much more.

Its bakery, shredding, laundry, sub-contracting and buckwheat hull services all offer employment to adults with developmental disabilities, while simultaneously providing services and products for the community.

You can support the efforts of Life Experiences by taking... Read More

Vote Now for the 2020 Maggy Awards!

We can’t wait to celebrate the best of the best around Western Wake. But first, it’s up to you to vote for your local favorites!

Our most popular feature of the year, the Cary Magazine Maggy Awards let you name names and express your loyalty to the local businesses and services that help make life great in... Read More

Food & Dining

Chimichurri Steak Skewers

Chimichurri Steak Skewers

Yield: 16-20 mini skewers

2 cups fresh flat-leaf parsley ½ cup fresh cilantro ¼ cup fresh oregano 3 cloves garlic, peeled 1 shallot, halved 1 cup olive oil 1 small jalapeño pepper, quartered, seeds removed 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2... Read More

Finding Home

Nearly ten years ago, Desy Nikolova left her homeland of Bulgaria and moved to the United States with high hopes. What began as an idyllic journey ended in disappointment, the result of which she calls “a sad love story.”

Rather than wallowing in self-pity and heartbreak, Nikolova chose to channel her passion into serving others.... Read More

Home & Garden

Sweet Autumn Clematis: Do You Dare?

At first glance, sweet autumn clematis (Clematis terniflora) seems to be an ideal perennial for area gardens. Introduced into the States by Boston’s prestigious Arnold Arboretum in 1877, this native of the Orient is a deer-resistant, heat-tolerant, deciduous, winter-hardy vine that can easily stretch over 20 feet in length — more than enough to cover... Read More

Ironweed: Purple Reign

Mention the word “wildflower,” and visions of native plants nattily adorned with bright, cheerful blooms on crisp spring days come to mind for many gardeners, but there are other indigenous pretties that patiently bide their time when it comes to shine. A good example is ironweed (Vernonia sp.).

First, allow me break down the name.... Read More

We Love

Style Secrets

Cultivate your fall style with of-the-moment accessories, day-to-night versatility and a few style secrets that make your wardrobe runway ready.

Versatility is queen

A little black dress becomes even more flexible with a reversible neckline. This one from Something You reverses to a scoop neck. It’s the perfect day-to-night outfit: with leggings and a jacket... Read More

Petal Power

“Florals, for spring? Groundbreaking.”

Miranda Priestly from “The Devil Wears Prada” may have been skeptical of florals resurging each spring, but we sure aren’t. Bring on the blooms, the brights, and by all means ladies, go get yourself a jumpsuit.

“Every gal needs a pair of paper bag waist pants in her life — the... Read More