National Prune Breakfast Month and Other 2013 Holidays


By Gordon Mercer and Marcia Gaines Mercer. Photo by Laura Lewis.

Cary, NC – The holidays have come and gone in the Cary area. New Year’s Day has come and gone. Even the fiscal cliff has come and gone, for the moment anyway. “January is not festive,” Marcia complained. Gordon, sympathetically, agreed. We couldn’t have been more wrong.  Read more

Top 8 Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

Cary, NC – It’s the last few days before Christmas, and I am in need of some stocking stuffers. You know, those somewhat small and definitley inexpensive gifts to load up your family’s stockings hung with care by the fireplace. Read more

Tech Thursday – Gifts!

Cary, NC – In keeping with toady’s theme of Tech Thursday, here are some techie gift ideas for your friends and loved ones. Read more

Recipe: Latkes and Applesauce

Cary, NC – Hanukkah lasts until Sunday – plenty of time to make potato latkes and homemade applesauce. Here are two recipes we’ve published in the past to celebrate the season. All photos by Joey Rozier from the set “Latkes & Applesauce.” Read more

“Mom, is there really a Santa Claus?”

Guest post by writer Colleen Malloy-Cagnassola of Wake Forest. Photo by Brooke Meyer.

My young son approached me recently looking for the truth! Usually when he approaches me, it’s because he wants something tangible.  But this time was different. He seemed hopeless.  He looked up with sadness in his eyes, and asked, “Mom, is there really a Santa?” Instantly, my body froze. Read more

Vote for Your Favorite Gifting Tree

Story and photos by Lindsey Chester.

Cary, NC – Have you traveled down Academy Street lately? Noticed all the weirdly wonderful Christmas trees that are lining the street? They are part of a Christmas Tree decorating contest with a twist! Read more

A Christmas Story Returns to Cary

Cary, NC- The Cary Players are bringing an old favorite back to life this holiday season with 5 shows from November 30-December 3, 2012. Read more

The Origins of Halloween

Story by Gordon and Marcia Mercer. Photo by Jennifer C.

Cary, NC – If you want to understand the present, it’s good to know the past. Gordon and Marcia Mercer, CaryCitizen’s team on all things historical, tackle the origins of Halloween. Read more

Father’s Day: Thrill or Chill in Chatham County

Photo by Bill Gracey.

Cary, NC – Most of Cary is in Wake County. But a small sliver in the northwest corner is actually in Chatham. So we turned to Julie Roland, our favorite correspondent in Chatham County, for a run-down of Father’s Day ideas west of Highway 55. Read more

Memorial Day Recipe: Homemade Guacamole

Recipe by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Tina.

Cary, NC – Word is that salsa has overtaken catsup as the most-consumed condiment. After a party I attended last weekend, I’d say guacamole is close behind! Read more