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Bet You’ve Never Done This!

Ladies unite, for the inaugural Academy Street Strut!

Come out and strut your stuff on Monday, April 24 in this celebration of women and fitness, and supporting local nonprofits selected by the members of the Cary Women’s Giving Network.

The rules are simple: Strutters must wear a business suit or dress with a... Read More


Care to Dance?

I need you, and you need me. That’s interdependence.

“Inter-Depend-Dance,” a new art exhibit and speaker series coming to Cary, offers an environmental take on the concept by highlighting the connections of humans and honeybees.

“Life is sort of a dance on the planet,” said exhibit artist and photographer Jayne Walther. “We hope everyone shows... Read More

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Red Carpet Rendezvous

Amy was worried about her dad, and solely responsible for his care — until she called The Center for Volunteer Caregiving in Cary. Its volunteers offered camaraderie and weekly outings for Dad, and gave Amy some relief.

Be part of the center’s 2017 Red Carpet Rendezvous as the nonprofit celebrates its 25 years of... Read More


4 Chances to Be a Hero

Puppies. Motorcycles. Housing … and teeth. This may be the weirdest combo of topics to ever appear in one place, but here it is.

More importantly, we promise you that each one offers purpose, and another way you can help better our community.

Dentistry From The Heart 

Saturday, April 22, 7 a.m. to... Read More

Restaurant Row

BREW is located in the cafe and concession area on the first floor of The Cary Theater. It offers coffee, espresso and tea from local companies, including Raleigh Coffee Company, with a light breakfast and café lunch menu, wine and craft beer. It’s open until 6 p.m. weekdays, but stays open during theater events.

Destination Downtown

The benefits of Cary’s downtown revitalization continue to emerge, and there’s no better time than now to savor its bevy of quality eating and drinking establishments.

Consider inviting friends along for a full-fledged progressive dinner, all downtown, where you can try new places and enjoy mainstays, while appreciating their distinct flavors, and strolling between courses.... Read More

Wayne Alcaide and his wife Kristyna own The Provincial in Apex. The bistro is known for its seafood and straightforward menu.

The Provincial

Fresh. Simple.

These two words epitomize the gastronomic philosophy of The Provincial, an up-and-coming eatery in downtown Apex. The owners also have inscribed them as a credo on the restaurant’s front window, menus and website.

“It’s all about taking fresh, simple, quality ingredients and letting them shine on the plate,” said chef-owner Wayne... Read More

Home & Garden

Pepperpot Tower at Powerscourt

Irish Spring, Irish Gardens

If vacation plans have you leaning toward hopping across the Atlantic to enjoy an Irish Spring, the Isle of Eire certainly won’t disappoint — it is indeed a green land of great beauty. Adding to this natural splendor are the many public gardens that can provide plenty of inspirational eye candy for backyard growers wanting... Read More

The Saklads’ home overlooks the marsh on Bald Head Island. “The view at any time of day is gorgeous,” said Diana. Photos courtesy of Dan and Diana Saklad.

Vacation, All I Ever Wanted

Vacation. It’s early spring and we’re already dreaming about it. Thankfully North Carolina affords countless getaways within a couple hours’ drive. And for many, a vacation property at one of these gorgeous mountains, lakes or beaches is also within reach.

Whether it’s for a quiet interlude, a family gathering spot or a rental property, a... Read More

We Love

We Love!: March/April 2017

We Love!: March/April 2017

1. Bohemian style

Raleigh-based designer Noelia Torres partners with Mexican artisans to create unique leather goods; cutwork tan leather bag, $158; green suede bag, $131; black zippered bag, $138. bixiawotan.com

2. Take note To go into the bag, Torres designs durable accessories including passport cases and leather-bound journals; passport case, $45; metallic leather journal,... Read More


We Love!: February 2017

1. Fight the cold Naturally Me Winter Skin Sampler Set with body scrub, all-over body butter, oatmeal soap and a soy candle, $16.99. naturallyme.us

2. Makes scents Naturally Me founder Chaundra Smith donates $2 from each sale of her Dessert Candles to a Single Parents Scholarship at Durham Technical Community College. Strawberry shortcake... Read More