Green Beer is for Leprechauns


Story by April Schlanger, owner of Sip…A Wine Store. Photo by Will Vanlue

Cary, NC- Green Beer is for leprechauns, “GREEN” beer is for humans. The word GREEN is not only a color, but it’s a movement.  It is what people who are concerned about our environment want to paint the town. There are plenty of GREEN beers to enjoy.  Whether you want Certified Organic, No Preservatives, or local, there is a Green beer for you. So, put down that colored beer and pick up a beer that makes a difference not just on St. Patrick’s Day, but all year long. Read more

Fashion: Spring Comes to Cary Boutiques


Story and lead photo by Lindsey Chester, a 15-year veteran designer of women’s sportswear for Harve Benard, Leslie Fay, Kellwood Industries and Norton Mc Naughton.

Cary, NC – About a month ago, I wrote about Fashion Trends for Spring 2013. Now that our weather is finally warming up and the skies are turning Carolina Blue again, I visited some Cary boutiques to see what trends are gaining traction for Spring. Read more

Restaurant Celebrates 5 Years in Cary


Cary, NC – Every year, Narong Sapsuwan of Thai Spices and Sushi, throws a special dinner for his best customers. This year, the celebration took on extra significance as the 5th anniversary of his restaurant in Cary. Read more

Cary Quilting Company Opens Downtown


Story by Hal Goodtree. Photos from Cary Quilting Company.

Cary, NC – I love quilting. I really do. And I love downtown Cary. Put the two together and you have magic: Cary Quilting Company. Read more

Vets Making Housecalls for Pets


Story edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Jim G.

Cary, NC – Back in the old days, doctors used to make house calls, visiting patients in the comfort of their own home when they were too sick to travel to an office. Here in Cary, there’s a vet that offers that same convenience for your beloved pets. Read more

Valentine Day, Cary-Style!


Story by Lindsey Chester. Lead photo by Q. Thomas Bower.

Cary, NC – Are you the dozen red roses type valentine, or more a box of chocolates? Whether you are giving or receiving, we have some local ideas on celebrating your love, Cary-Style. Read more

Top 10 To-Do’s for 2013


Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Eamon Brett.

Cary, NC – Happy New Year Cary! Here’s a list of some To-Do’s to put in your calendar over the course of the next 12 months -not all at once- so you can have a great 2013! Read more

You say Champagne, I say Sparkling!


Champagne picks for New Year’s 2012. Photo courtesy Sip A Wine Store

Story by April Schlanger, owner of Sip…A Wine Store located in Preston Walk off Cary Parkway in Cary.

Bubbles can make us smile and laugh.  If you see bubbles in your glass it’s a sign that a great time lies ahead. With New Year’s Eve around the corner, we asked April for her take on some current favorites. Read more

Holly Jolly Christmas at Pop-Up Shop

Story and photos by Lindsey Chester. Above, leather goods from Zanan and the artist who makes them, this week at Holly Daze.

Cary, NC – Have you ever heard of a Pop-up shop? I hadn’t, but apparently its all the rage in urban areas, where retail space is expensive and entrepreneurs just getting a start have something to sell, but are low on funds to rent permanent space. The Town of Cary has sponsored their first Pop-Up Shop at 120 E. Chatham Street and it’s called Holly Daze. I visited on Tuesday. Read more

Business: 2012 State of Downtown Cary

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Last year, we reported on six new businesses that opened in Downtown Cary in 2011. This year, a dozen more have opened their doors. In fact, this might be the most transformational year in more than a generation. Read on for our 2012 State of Downtown Cary.

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