Lyman Collins, Arts Evangelist, Reflects on a Career in Cary

In his 20 years as Cary’s cultural arts manager, Lyman Collins has helped shape the town’s cultural landscape.

“That’s what really drives me, this sense of the transformative power of the arts, which I think we’ve seen in Cary and will continue to see,” he said. “I feel a little bit like an arts evangelist,... Read More

Swing for Home

One of the hallmarks of summer in southern Wake County is the return of the Holly Springs Salamanders to Ting Stadium.

In their fifth year of operation, the Salamanders are a part of the Coastal Plain League, one of the premier collegiate summer baseball leagues in the country. With 16 teams throughout Georgia, North and... Read More

Cary Church Stocks Food Pantry at Dorcas Ministries

On Sunday, hundreds of worshippers at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Cary put their faith into action by stocking the food pantry at Dorcas Ministries.

The morning message on July 14 was based on the story of Jesus feeding the multitude with five loaves of bread and two fishes. Attendees were then encouraged to... Read More

Local Dentists to Offer Free Care

This month, two Cary dental practices will offer free services to the public.

Cary Dental Rejuvenation will be providing free dental care for adults on Friday, July 19, in partnership with the nonprofit Dentistry from the Heart.

The practice will see patients from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and expects to see at least 50... Read More

Food & Dining

Meat and Greet at the Peak City Pig Fest

This weekend’s Peak City Pig Fest is a time to see friends, have some fun and enjoy some seriously good North Carolina barbecue in downtown Apex.

Now in its eighth year, the Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned event features 48 cook teams competing for more than $12,000 in prize money. Teams will be competing in four... Read More

Doughnut Sundaes: The Best of Both Worlds

Does National Doughnut Day on Friday, June 7, have you hankering for a sweet treat? Why not add a scoop of ice cream for a taste worth celebrating?

Two local businesswomen have joined forces to create a summer special reminiscent of childhood birthday parties — but better.

Duck Donuts has offered doughnut sundaes before, says franchise... Read More

Home & Garden

Garden Adventurer: Attracting Dragons

Have you ever noticed how dragonflies seem to become one with the tippy-tops of car antennas during the summer? Sure, not every auto aerial finds a dragonfly fully parked, but it happens quite often.

Why dragonflies pick such perches varies between love and war. One school of thought is that the peak of an auto... Read More

Carolina Reaper: Hottest of the Hot

When it comes to peppers, many adventuresome gardeners seek out the hottest of the hot. The temptation draws them like moths to flames, and possessing a pepper with such ultimate scorch equates to having a rock star growing in the veggie patch.

Currently, the pepper that resides on top of the molten heap is ‘Carolina... Read More

We Love

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

We Love! January/February 2019

We Love! January/February 2019

1. Out to Dry Add a pop of color to your kitchen or bathroom with these fun hand towels from Swagger, $14.95 each. swaggergifts.com

2. Olive the Accessories Complete your favorite winter outfit with this trendy and durable hobo bag, printed coin purse and beaded tassel necklace from The Perfect Piece; hobo... Read More