Editor’s Journal: Ole Time Winter Festival

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Cary, NC — The Heart of Cary Association produced the 12th annual Ole Time Winter Festival in Downtown Cary on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Read more


Ashworth Award Dinner to Honor Curtis Westbrook


Cary, NC — The Ashworth Award Dinner has become part of The Heart of Cary Association‘s (HOCA) new traditions that honor citizens who work to make Downtown great. This year, they honor Curtis Westbrook, Sr. on Friday Feb 28, 2014. Read more

May Events in Downtown Cary


Editor’s Note: On Wednesdays, we usually run a Weekend Events story. Instead, this week we’re running a summary of May events in Downtown Cary by Doc Thorne, President of the Heart of Cary Association. Photo by Brooke Meyer.

Cary, NC – May is shaping-up to be a busy month in Downtown Cary. Grab the family and come Downtown for Herbfest, National Train Day, the Wheels on Academy vintage car festival and lots more. Read more

What’s Up Downtown on Thursday


Story from Downtown correspondent Doc Thorne. Photo from HoCA.

Cary, NC – The Heart of Cary Association will be hosting its first “What’s Up? Downtown!” of the year THIS Thursday, February 21st, at Dorry’s Downtown Deli, 211 E. Chatham Street. Read more

Debbie Yow in Cary Thursday Morning


Story by Doc Thorne. Photo by Roger Winstead from

Cary, NC – The Heart of Cary Association’s February 7th meeting will feature North Carolina State’s Athletic Director Debbie Yow. Read more

Downtown Park Plans Move Forward


Cary, NC – Downtown, across from Cary Arts Center, is a 13-acre assemblage of land called The Opportunity Site. That’s because it represents a significant opportunity for the community to put something useful in that space. Now, plans are moving forward to seize the opportunity and create a downtown park.

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January Business Events in Cary


Story and photo by Hal Goodtree. First published on

Cary, NC – In some places, January is a chilly time for business. Not so much in Cary. Grab a fistful of business cards and get out there this month. Read more

Ben Shivar: Past, Present & Future in Cary


Story by Lindsey Chester.

Cary, NC – There’s never a dull moment in Cary.  January 3rd saw the first meeting of the year for the Heart of Cary Association at The Matthews House. Ben Shivar, Cary Town Manager, reviewed where the Town has been in 2012 and where it’s going in 2013.  Read more

Pictures: Old Time Winter Festival

Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – The weather was perfect on Saturday for the Ole Time Winter Festival. Not wintry, mind you, but perfect. Crowds enjoyed the shopping, food and entertainment in Downtown Cary, and we’ve got the pictures to prove it. Read more

Pictures: HoCA Harvest Festival

Cary, NC – The skies were gray on Saturday, but the first Heart of Cary Association Harvest Festival drew 800 participants, according to organization sources. A good time was had by all and we’ve got the pictures to prove it. Read more