Celebrate German Culture at Annual Oktoberfest

Eat, drink and celebrate all things German at Triangle Oktoberfest this weekend. The two-day beer, food and music festival benefits local and international charities.

The Apex Sunrise and Cary MacGregor Rotary Clubs, in collaboration with the Town of Cary, host the 6th annual Oktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 18, from 5 to 10 p.m., and Saturday,... Read More

Have Fun, Help Kids at Bond Brothers 5K

Start your weekend right with an invigorating run, a refreshing beverage and some great live music – all to help local kids.

For the third year, the Bond Brothers 5K on Saturday, Sept. 28., will take runners through downtown Cary’s residential neighborhoods. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to CORRAL, a Cary nonprofit dedicated... Read More

Nonprofit Spotlight: Team Drea

By 2013, Andrea Peet had run a marathon and completed nine triathlons. The following year, she was walking with a cane.

Doctors diagnosed her with ALS in 2014 at the age of 33, giving her a life expectancy of two to five years.

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a neurological disease that is progressive, meaning... Read More

A Cut Above

The small, single-column advertisement for Tart’s Barber Shop, tucked in the bottom corner of a News & Observer Sunday edition newspaper page, boasts: “The Shop That’s Full Of The Old Fashioned Hospitality.”

Those words were printed in April 1971, but they still resonate for a small cadre of Cary barbershops nearly 50 years later. Call... Read More

Food & Dining

Come Out of Your Shell at the Oyster Festival

With cool temperatures finally here, fall is the perfect time for a weekend getaway to the coast.

If you need an incentive to make the three-hour trip to the beach, October begins the oyster season in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. There is no better place to celebrate this magnificent mollusk than at the 39th Annual... Read More

Worth the Drive: On the Square in Tarboro

Why would you possibly drive nearly 90 miles for dinner? The answer is simple: When the dining experience rivals – and perhaps eclipses – most places you’ve eaten in the Triangle.

In what may be one of easiest drives eastward you’ll ever encounter, our recommended journey will take you to historic Tarboro. Home to approximately... Read More

Home & Garden

Home Tour: Light and Bright

When Vito and Elizabeth Guarnaccia contacted Cary architect Dawn Christine, their goals were fairly modest.

They wanted a better breakfast nook, and because they entertain frequently, they wanted a sunroom to transition from their kitchen to their deck. They were also thinking their recently updated kitchen could be brighter.

When Christine entered the Cary home,... Read More

Small Business Spotlight: City Garden Design

With more than 20 years of experience as a plant designer, John Higdon knows the lay of the land and what to plant on it.

He has worked as an installation supervisor at a large commercial landscape company, a garden center manager, a project manager at a high-end garden boutique and as a landscape designer.... Read More

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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