Brighten a Senior’s Day this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time to gather with family and friends to sing carols and exchange gifts. But for many seniors in our community, these activities aren’t possible. They might live alone, without someone to share this special time.

Through the Be a Santa to a Senior program, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care,... Read More

‘Having Our Say’ Has Power to Inspire

The story of two pioneering African-American women, born more than a century ago, still has the power to lift up audiences, says Triangle actress Lakeisha Coffey, one of the stars of “Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years.”

The NC Theatre production runs through Sunday, Nov. 17, in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at... Read More

Experience Veterans Day in Fayetteville

The week leading up to Veterans Day is an optimal time to visit Fayetteville and Cumberland County.

As neighbor to Fort Bragg, the largest military installation in the United States, Cumberland County boasts military sites that illustrate military history, special events to say thank you to veterans and plenty of veteran-owned businesses.

Heroes Homecoming... Read More

Find Beauty and Books at the New Cary Library

Readers of all ages have an inviting new space to curl up with a good book.

On Sunday, the Cary Regional Library opened in downtown, across from the Cary Arts Center and next to the Downtown Park. More than 3,700 people visited on opening day and checked our nearly 4,000 books, according to event organizers.

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Food & Dining

The Holidays in a Glass

When you’re planning your next holiday party, forget the cartons of artificially flavored eggnog. Shove the jar of iridescent maraschino cherries to the back of the fridge.

Although convenient, these pre-packaged ingredients are hardly celebratory. Why not spend a little time and effort to create a delicious, homemade holiday tipple?

“Just like people prepare sweets,... Read More

Let the Good Times Roll

Baking decorated holiday cookies can seem overwhelming, especially when children are thrown into the mix.

While there’s no avoiding the noise and the mess, a little preparation and the right attitude can make the activity fun for the whole family.

“Sometimes you’ve just got to live in the chaos. You just have to accept it,”... Read More

Home & Garden

Early Spring: Forcing Tazetta Daffodils

With the summer garden becoming a memory, many backyard growers have hung up their hoes and now turn to the comforts of tending indoor plants. But while there are houseplants that will flower during the coldest times of the year, few seem fast to grow and eager to show. One pretty exception is the tazetta... Read More

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

We Love

The Gift Guide

Food & Drink

Vom Fass Flavors of Italy gift set, two flavors of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar in mini serving bottles. $29.99. Unicorn Magic Sea Salt, a sweet and salty topping combining sea salt and sprinkles, $16.99. Glass dipping dish, made by Holly Springs artist Sandra... Read More

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