Juneteenth: Past and Present

“It’s important to note that during Juneteenth here in North Carolina … history rewards those who seek it out,” says cultural historian Darrell Stover.

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States, meaning its history is one of joyous celebration as well as somber reflection and remembrance, particularly in the South.

Since... Read More

Yep. There’s an App for That

Did you know the Town of Cary is a registered developer in the App Store?

It’s true. The Town delivers its own Apple and Android apps to facilitate use of its services. If you don’t have these on your device, consider checking them out. Cary Collects If you live in Cary, you can count on... Read More

FloodGate: Tech by Teens

During Earth Month, a group of students from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham won The Earth Prize, the world’s largest environmental sustainability competition for teenagers.

Inspired by the increased incidence of flooding in North Carolina, the FloodGate team created a flood prediction and warning technology to address the flooding... Read More

Diving into Retirement

“One of these days I’m going to retire,” says Atria Cary active independent senior living resident and master diver Dan Blum. Though he in fact retired 18 years ago from a 37-year career at IBM, Blum finds himself busier than ever at a stage in life he describes as being one of “freedom.”

And for... Read More

Food & Dining

Marinated Four-Tomato Salad

1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes 2 yellow tomatoes, sliced 2 red tomatoes, sliced 3 cups red grape tomatoes, halved 1/3 cup diced red onion 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup olive oil ½ teaspoon dried oregano 1½ teaspoons chopped garlic ½ teaspoon dried basil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

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  • Memorable Meats

    For a special occasion or a feeling-fancy weeknight, these proteins — as beautiful as they are delicious — will steal the show.

    Mojo Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Mango & Papaya Salsa From Chef Alvin Cotto

    2 pork tenderloins, about 5-6 pounds total 1 24-oz. bottle Goya Mojo Criollo marinade (found in the Hispanic section of... Read More

    Home & Garden

    Garden Adventurer: Cuban Oregano 101

    Rarely have I grown a plant with so much geographical baggage as Cuban oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus). Why? Because it also goes by many other worldly names, such as French thyme, Indian borage, Mexican mint, Caribbean oregano, and Spanish thyme. Confused yet? And here’s the kicker: It originates from southern Africa!

    So many names from so... Read More

    Garden Adventurer: Landscaping with Spiders

    In spite of their odd name, spiderworts (Tradescantia sp.) can be pretty additions to almost any landscape. With strap-like leaves that form mounds up to 24 inches tall, these perennials show off clusters of three-petal, 1- to 2-inch-diameter flowers typically dipped in shades of purple.

    A spiderwort bloom only lasts a day, but each stem... Read More

    On Trend

    On Trend: Olympic Games, Home Edition

    With the excitement building for the Summer Olympics in Paris, create your own at-home edition to immerse your family in the thrill of competition. Let’s unite in cheering on Team USA!

    Parade of Nations: Line up and unleash your dance grooves and wildest moves, from cartwheels to karate kicks. Wave those imaginary flags high,... Read More

    On Trend: Consignment

    If you love staying on trend, get to know Plucked Consignment Boutique!

    Here’s the scoop: Plucked embodies two trends at once. You can refresh your wardrobe to keep up with current fashions while also embracing sustainability.

    Tucked away in downtown Cary, this adorable consignment boutique specializes in giving gently pre-owned accessories and garments a second... Read More