Wake Academy

Education: Wake Academy Opens in Cary

Wake Academy

Cary, NC — We reached out to Lissy Wood, founder at Cary’s new Wake Academy, to learn more about what the school can offer kids and families. Read more

summer camps

Cary Guide to Summer Camps 2015

summer camps

Cary, NC — If you have kids, this is the time of the year when you start to get serious about your summer plans. If those include sending your kids to some awesome camp experiences, this story is for you. We’ve rounded up the info about camps located right here in town where you can drop them off for a wide range of programs and pick them up on your way home from work! Read more

Cary Superskippers

Cary SuperSkippers Repeat as #1 in the USA

Cary SuperskippersCary, NC — Once again, the Cary YMCA’s SuperSkippers have been declared the best jump rope team in the nation. Open tryouts are this weekend. Read more

Aquatots Offer Swim Lessons in a Strip Mall


Cary, NC – How would you like to run to the grocery store and drop your kids off next door for their swim lessons? Read more

Summer Camps, Part 3: Overnight


Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Seth Youngblood.

Cary, NC – This is the last in our  3-part Camp Series for school age children. This story focuses on overnight camp options in our area.

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Holiday Consignment Event for Kids

Carolyn Yantorn, manages the Once Upon A Child store in Cary

Cary, NC – Get a jump on the holidays and save money at Once Upon A Child‘s Holiday Wear shopping event this Saturday, October 20, 2012. Read more

Cary Parks #8: Urban Park

Part 8 in our Cary Parks series.

Cary, NC – Nestled on a thin strip of land on the eastern edge of downtown Cary, Urban Park provides visitors a sample of what makes Cary parks great. This aptly named park has lush landscaping, shaded seating, and enough playground equipment to keep both younger and older kids busy. Read more

Applause! Rocks

Photos by Brooke Meyer

Cary, NC- Applause! Cary Youth Theatre group just finished their first solo production as residents of the new Cary Arts Center. Photographer Brooke Meyer was on hand to take some photos of the play.

If you have a child that would like to participate in one of these class A theatrical productions, visit the Applause website for info about the season. The group usually produces two plays: one in the Fall and a second in the Spring.

Cary Parks #5: Marla Dorrel Park

Part 5 in our Cary Parks series.

Cary, NC — Home of the award-winning Kid’s Together Playground, Marla Dorrel Park breaks the mold of the typical suburban park.  There are many unique elements to Marla Dorrel including a dragon climbing structure (named KATAL), progressive design elements and landscaping, and management by a volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit group.

After many years of visiting this park, I am still amazed at the incredible variety and quality of features packed into the 2 acre playground. Read more