National Alliance on Mental Illness: Wake County

Ben Michael knows how difficult it can be to reach out and talk about mental illness.

“It can feel like the phone weighs a million pounds,” he said.

Michael is a volunteer at the Wake County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). His mental health journey brought him to an education class... Read More

25 Years of Helping Hands at The Carying Place

For 25 years The Carying Place has been helping homeless, working families learn the life skills they need to achieve long-term self-sufficiency.

On Saturday, April 21, the Maggy-winning nonprofit will celebrate that record of service to the community with a gala and fundraiser at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. Beginning at 6 p.m., the... Read More

The Doctor Will See You Online

One night last January, it was obvious to Judy Montgomery that her winter cold had turned ugly.

“I was having a hard time catching my breath. And I was coughing so much, it was hard to sleep or do anything else. Plus I’m a senior, so I want to be very careful,” said Montgomery, who... Read More

Sip and Stroll for a Cause

Soak in the spring weather as you stroll, shop and sip at Waverly Place in Cary.

It’s all for a good cause, as the annual Wine Walk series benefiting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund begins Friday, March 30. The series continues on the last Friday of April, May, August, September and October.

With a $10... Read More

Food & Dining

Taste the Excitement in Downtown Cary

Things are heating up in downtown Cary, and you’re invited for a taste of all the excitement!

Over five days, April 25-29, more than 20 restaurants, bakeries and pubs are participating in the first Downtown Dine Around sponsored by the Heart of Cary Association.

Participating establishments are offering specials and unique menus, and it’s not... Read More

Explore Local Breweries During N.C. Beer Month

With roughly 50 breweries and brewpubs in and around the Triangle, there are plenty of places to celebrate NC Beer Month — otherwise known as April.

2018 marks the sixth year of the celebration, sponsored by the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild and Visit North Carolina to tap into the rising interest in beer travel.

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Home & Garden

Your Forever Home

From the outside, John and Mary Ellen Toebes’ brick ranch-style home is noteworthy because it sits on a 5.2-acre wooded lot in downtown Cary, where residential land can be hard to find. Open the door, and you’ll find that’s just the beginning of this home’s surprises.

Brightly colored stucco walls, shuttered window boxes and reclaimed... Read More

‘A’ for Acidanthera

If I were grading flowering plants for their possible inclusion in an ornamental garden, I would consider such common desirable traits as ease to grow, good looks and pleasant scent. But before giving out any report cards, I would also factor in one more attribute: undeserved infrequent use.

With such a skewed system, I certainly... Read More

We Love

We Love! April 2018

We Love! April 2018

1. On Your Toes Smith & Cult’s nail polish is free from the eight worst chemicals typically found in most polish — think formaldehyde, etc. Peaceful Paranoia is good to your toes and the environment, $18. paintbasenails.com

2. Gimme Some Sugar Spring is here, and it’s time to show off your beautiful... Read More

We Love! March 2018

We Love! March 2018

1. Scarves for the Stars Tired of winter weather and ready to embrace your summer style? These scarves are handmade in Chapel Hill and come in two styles: Scarffish (regular) and Moby (infinity scarf), $85. scarffish.com

2. Eat, Drink & Love Local If spring temperatures are putting you in the mood to... Read More