Families Can Do Good Together

Activate Good is encouraging families to do some good this weekend.

The nonprofit’s Family Volunteer Day, an annual service event on Saturday, Nov. 17, is part of a nationwide initiative to tap into the power of families to do good for others.

The nonprofit matches volunteers with dozens of Triangle-area causes, presenting opportunities to... Read More

Garden Protects Threatened Black Creek

Staff at Kingswood Magnet Elementary School in Cary struggled for years with erosion on the property, trying to get grass to grow. But the problem was worse than they imagined. With every storm, dirt from the school’s playground was washing into nearby Black Creek, polluting the urban stream.

“I had no idea that we had... Read More

All is Bright

Cindy Honeycutt calls her business a “hobby gone wild.”

Honeycutt and her husband Lin, owners of the Holiday Light Store, have been decorating their yard off of Ten Ten Road since 1996. The massive display takes weeks to set up and frequently makes the lists of best residential Christmas lights in the Triangle.

“A lot... Read More

Food & Dining

Sweet, Savory Take on the Breakfast Casserole

The N.C. State Fair may be just a memory, but you can make this blue-ribbon breakfast casserole any time you want. Christi Broadway of Raleigh took home first prize in the “Quick and Easy” meal category for her hearty dish. It comes together quickly and will keep a houseful of hungry relatives happy.

The recipe contest was... Read More

Home & Garden

The New Poinsettias

In 1828, Joel Roberts Poinsett thought he was on to something new and nice. After returning from his post as ambassador to Mexico, he captivated his friends in Charleston, S.C., with a flashy, strange-yet-pretty plant that was native to Central America. This imported dazzler was what is now known as the poinsettia, and its cheerful... Read More

Buy, Renovate, Repeat

It’s happening all over: A home that needs work hits the market and sells. Renovations commence, and soon it’s back on the market at a higher asking price.

It’s the process of “flipping” a house, and data published this year shows Western Wake County is no exception to the trend. Four Western Wake ZIP codes... Read More

We Love

The Gift Guide

The Gift Guide

Looking for that something special? Share the spirit of the season with gift ideas from Cary Magazine partners.

1. Choco-luscious Videri Chocolate Factory offers chocolate bars and truffles made from the bean. Check out our hot chocolate mix or holiday crushed peppermint candy; full-size bars, $6-$7.50; truffles, $3 each; box of 50 mini bars, $65.... Read More

We Love! October 2018

We Love! October 2018

1. Psychedelic Relics Complete your outfit with one of these handmade, resin-poured necklaces. Each one is unique and customizable in size, shape and color; small pendants, $8; bangle pendant, $15; doughnut pendant, $22. facebook.com/TheJunkDrawerCrafter

2. Drinks on Me Add some color to your coffee table or bar top with these coasters from... Read More