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Four months down and I’m happy to report that my 2018 resolution is holding steady—probably because it was a gift to myself instead of a drastic disruption in my lifestyle. The vow? To give myself a weekly hike through the woods. I’ve managed to do this, and—more often than not—I’ve been traipsing through the woods around Falls Lake. There’s something about hiking with a lake in view that induces calm and makes life feel happier. As summer nears, there are even more opportunities to spend time in and around the water, and our feature on page 92 gives a preview of activities you can enjoy at major lakes in the Triangle. (Surprising fact: Lake Crabtree is the most visited park in Wake County, with 300,000 visitors each year.) While I often gravitate to nature stories, what I love most about this magazine is how personal it is. That’s the pure joy of a local lifestyle magazine. We’re telling stories about the people we know, the places we visit, and the new experiences we want to seek out.
With every story, I hope we foster relationships and build connections throughout our communities. We weave those personal messages throughout our editorial, and—in this special issue—we also invite our key business partners to participate in the Faces of West Wake. It’s their opportunity to personally introduce themselves and their businesses to you. I’d love to know more about what interests each of you so we can make our stories even more personal. Send me an email or call and tell me what you’d like to see in Cary Living.
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contents M AY / J U N E
features 40 LOCALLY MADE Amazing goods handcrafted near home. 66 SUMMER PREVIEW Make time to enjoy special happenings. 92 ESCAPE TO THE LAKE Triangle options for recreation and personl restoration.
THE SOCIAL SCENE
BEER & BARREL
MINDING YOUR BUSINESS
WARES & WEARABLES
100 DINING GUIDE 107 OUT & ABOUT 111 NEW AROUND TOWN
PHOTOS COURTESY OF CITY OF RALEIGH
114 KALEIDOSCOPE LIVING
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BottleDog Bites & Brews has become our graphic designer, Jennifer’s new favorite lunch spot. Check them out in Cary off Chapel Hill Road.
Happiest of birthdays to our very own, Ronny Stephens. Celebrations took place at Midtown Grille in North Hills. Featured is the grilled salmon with cauliflower purée, harissa chickpeas, radicchio, grilled artichoke, arugula, and chimichurri. YUM! We are ecstatic to see flowers blooming again! This photo received one of our highest likes on Instagram and Facebook.
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Meet Ultra Violet “And Dare to Wear
from Head to Toe” // BY RUHAMA WOLLE
PANTONE DUBBED ITS TIES TO THE cosmos and what lies ahead as they announced Color of the Year for 2018. If only Prince were alive to catch the wave of the latest Ultra Violet reign. The color comes from the melding of blue and red; all the entities tied in one color, a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.
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Symbolic of innovation and the creative spirit of today’s world, Ultra Violet is the feeling of moving forward. After a few years dedicated to soft-reflective hues and earthy tones, it was about time a bold color took charge in the fashion world. This shouldn’t come as a complete surprise if you’ve been following the spring 2018 Fashion Week runway trends. Design houses such as Balenciaga, Marni, Gucci, Loewe, and Moschino have sent radiant Ultra Violet looks down the runway. “The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of pushing past conformity,” says Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute. Although the regal blue-toned shade of purple seems a bit intimidating, weaving the highlighter hue into your everyday wardrobe is simpler than it seems. For beginners, try incorporating purple accessories to your look with a favorite denim, or kick off the trend with a pair of Pedro Garcia Qadir satin sandals. Then move up a level and start rocking separates such as Issey Miyake’s wide-leg pleats or a Helmut Lang slim frayed tank—and if you’re one who loves to be fearless, make a daring move with a St. John sculpture knit asymmetric statement dress from Saks. But if you’re not convinced, and need more reasons for the mega purple boost, just look to art history. Artists including Monet, Vermeer, and Andy Warhol have left traces in the Ultra Violet résumé of who’s who of artistic icons. Plus historically, only royalty was deemed to wear purple until chemist William Henry Perkin made the color more accessible to the general public, and just as fast as some forces are yanking us into the past, the nebulous color presents us with a new insight of the old things. There’s a reason they say if you hold onto things long enough, they’ll come again. So, if you’re one who loves to thrift, make your way to dress. in Raleigh and find your Ultra Violet piece at a fraction of the cost. With warmer weather rolling around, take heed on all the possibilities this year’s color can offer your spring wardrobe. And of course, work with your natural complexion to decide which form of the bright hue to wear with confidence and ease. So how will you use this imaginative color in your fashion? L
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Craft Cider is Catching On //BY JULIE JOHNSON
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FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, beverage writers have heralded cider as “the next big thing,” a traditional beverage on the brink of rediscovery. And yet, it never quite happened: Cider’s moment seemed forever stuck at some point in the near future.
That future was unlikely to arrive so long as the only examples of cider that consumers encountered were the rather one-dimensional, overly sweet brands from a few large producers. Recently, though—just like the craft beer movement that cider was widely predicted to emulate—small-scale cider makers have begun to introduce consumers to the diversity and complexity of their beverage. “So much of it depends on the variety of the apples,” says Maureen Ahmad, founder of Chatham Cider Works in Pittsboro. “The deeper you get into craft and traditional cider lore, the more you realize there are so many kinds of cider based on the kinds of apples that were grown in a region. You look for apples that ferment to the characteristics you desire.” Ahmad sources all of her apples from North Carolina, which is the seventh-largest applegrowing region in the country. “It’s right up there with Washington State and Michigan, so we do have a long agricultural tradition of orcharding up in the mountains,” she explains. She also foraged wild apples this year with Triangle Land Conservancy. In harvest season, the apples are pressed on-site, and cider made from the juice all year.
Chatham’s ciders are on the strong side, up to 10 percent alcohol by volume. “There are ciders that drink more like a beer: they’re very bubbly and very light. Our ciders drink more like a wine,” Ahmad says. Chatham Cider Works produces one base cider, then treats it in different ways. “We have one that we ferment a second time in the bottle, which is a methode champenoise,” she says. “We have another that we forcecarbonate [with added CO2], which is a more traditional style of cider. Then we have one that we age in bourbon barrels and carbonate.” “Cider is the fastest-growing beverage category in the U.S. right now,” says Ahmad. “Although it is starting from a very small base, it’s growing at something like 40 percent annually.” North Carolina now boasts more than 20 cideries—all opened since 2012—plus another five or six companies that make cider alongside beer, wine, or mead. Naughty Penguin is the state’s newest cidery. It was planned to be Raleigh’s first; instead, founder Matt Galiani found space nearby in Morrisville. His is a one-man operation, so he opted to save both time and money by buying juice instead of pressing his own fruit, and he relies on orchards in North Carolina and Virginia.
THE CIDERS AT CHATHAM CIDER WORKS “DRINK MORE LIKE WINE.”
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Seasonal Reflection WHEN IT’S TIME TO CHILL THIS SUMMER, CHECK OUT THE EVOCATIVE MESSAGES IN NEW RELEASES FROM SINGERSONGWRITER CHRISTY JEAN. // BY BRYAN C. REED
ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW YEAR, Raleigh-based singer-songwriter Christy Jean Smith—performing under the name Christy Jean—released the first song of what she’d call The Winter Project—a collection of songs that offer resolve for the seasons that follow. She announced the first song on the Facebook page still associated with her old moniker, The Tender Fruit. “Winter is a time for cozy blankets, hot chocolate, and tunes,” Smith wrote. “I’m gonna do my part to get us through this cold, dark season by releasing a new song on the first of January, February, and March.” Then she offered a link to a new Bandcamp page to stream the brand-new song “Own Your Sadness.” I spent much of my listening time in January playing that song on repeat. True to her suggestion that the new songs might offer some comfort to listeners, “Own Your Sadness” felt like a balm.
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It also felt like a departure for Smith. After fronting the country-leaning band Nola from 2004 through 2007, Smith took on the name “The Tender Fruit” for comparatively spare and more folkleaning songs. In both acts, though, Smith commanded attention with an economical and evocative style of songwriting that perfectly complements a strong, expressive voice that cracks with raw emotion. She’s long been one of the city’s most compelling singers and songwriters. But “Own Your Sadness,” while not a full reversal of her past work, adds new angles to the singer’s catalog. Joined by drummer and keyboardist James Phillips, who plays both in the kaleidoscopic folk-pop band Bombadil and in his own earnest, electronicsdriven project Sumner James, Smith sheds the twangy trappings of her past work and embraces a more atmospheric tone, buoyed by Phillips’ shimmering, cloudy synthesizers. Smith’s voice emerges from a gentle swell of keys with a pained but
declaratory phasing of the song’s title. The second verse finds Smith’s voice risen fully above the arrangement. “Own your sadness / Wear your shame,” she sings. As the verse ends, she arrives at the song’s crux: “I ain’t gonna save you / And I don’t want to talk about it.” Later, she adds, “I can’t tell you everything’s gonna be alright.” It feels meditative in its spartan imagery, and resilient in its building dynamic. What first seems like a simple lament quickly reveals itself to be directed at another, addressing the cost of emotional labor that comes from trying to be supportive to someone else’s sadness. There’s a whole story between the lines, and Smith’s resigned, resilient, and righteous speaker offers as much mantra-worthy motivation—“Own your sadness / Wear your shame”—as she does doubt and concern about her own ability to fix the problems—“I ain’t gonna save you.” It’s telling, then, that The Winter Project’s February follow-up, “Caroline,” finds Smith more or less back in the
folk arena, singing accompanied only by a single guitar and gentle harmonies. Still, her lyrics suggest more than they reveal, and her vivid imagery mingles the agrarian with the cosmic. “Out in the country beyond the light / There is a part of me that’s floating,” she sings. “She holds the moon up by her string.” The titular Caroline is at once a “muddy bride,” a holder of secrets, a lunar puppeteer, and something of a sage. The song ends wide open with Caroline’s advice: “You know that you can’t hide from things you leave behind.” Both the January and February songs offer an elliptical narrative that evokes the hard-fought battle it can be to get a clean slate. (The March song had not been released as of our April press deadline.) It’s fitting then that these songs mark a new chapter in Smith’s musical career—one that has spawned a small but steadfast following—as well as the start of a new year of releases. Unlike the typical resolution, though, these songs have real staying power. L
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On a Roll HOMEMADE, HAND-ROLLED ICE CREAM BRINGS A TASTE OF THAILAND TO CARY.
// STORY BY ALEX DIXON PHOTOS COURTESY OF MILK LAB
IF THERE’S ANYTHING BIN CHEN WANTS YOU TO KNOW about his business, Milk Lab, it’s that the ingredients he uses truly set the hand-rolled ice cream and tea shop apart from similar concepts with which you may be familiar. While there are several places in the Triangle that serve boba tea, also known as bubble tea, Milk Lab combines its take on the beverage with Thai-inspired hand-rolled ice cream. “There are many other boba tea shops, but we use loose-leaf, high-quality tea and top-of-the-line ingredients for all of our products,” Chen says. Milk Lab creates a topping for the tea known as a milk cap, which is a blend of heavy cream, cream cheese, and pink salt. “That is something you can’t find in this area,” he says. And then: There’s the ice cream. Inspired by Thailand street food, the homemade ice cream base is rolled on a frozen surface with fresh ingredients—everything from sweetened condensed milk to lime, and then topped with more ingredients. Combinations include decadent treats like Monkey Business, with a Nutella and banana base that is then topped with bananas, chocolate sticks, vanilla wafers, and whipped cream. Chen says two of the most popular flavors are Cookie Monster, with Oreo, matcha, and a coffee or vanilla topping, and Unicorn Poop, with Fruity Pebbles, honey, and caramel. On the tea side, some of the most popular varieties are jasmine green tea and oolong green tea, and Milk Lab has also recently started carrying matcha and Thai teas. The concept has an open preparation area for customers to see the entire process, which Chen says exhibits transparency across all aspects of the business. Chen and co-owner Sandy Lam met in college while at N.C. State University. They’ve capitalized on the increasing popularity of Thai-style rolled ice cream across the U.S., which has penetrated larger markets like New York City and Los Angeles en masse. And, in the four months Milk Lab has been open, Chen says Cary has proven to be a great home for his business. “The customer reaction is, by far, all positive; we already have a large following on social media and we have a large group of regular customers,” Chen says. “We’re lucky enough to have a really supportive customer base. Local residents say they are happy that something like this has appeared in the community; Cary is a very innovative city, and people are moving in left and right.” L
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TRIANGLE’S MINOR LEAGUE MASCOTS HAVE INFLUENCE FAR BEYOND THE BASEBALL DIAMOND.
When the Milwaukee Brewers recently purchased the minor league Carolina Mudcats from longtime owner Steve Bryant, there was immediate change in Zebulon. Additional staff was hired, a new outfield wall was built, and the marketing budget was increased. But there was little or no discussion about revamping the team’s mascot—Muddy the Mudcat.
// BY DAVID DROSCHAK PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CAROLINA MUDCATS
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PHOTOS OF WOOL E. BULL COURTESY OF THE DURHAM BULLS.
“He’s very unique and very recognizable in the area. He has been around since the very beginning of our organization. We wanted to keep that uniqueness,” says Cassie Tomasello, the team’s coordinator of community relations who is in charge of Muddy’s appearances. Just as recognizable is Muddy’s counterpart in Durham— Wool E. Bull—the mascot of the Triple A Durham Bulls since 1992. And while the movie Bull Durham (celebrating its 30th anniversary this season) made the franchise internationally famous, Wool E. Bull is a close second. “If you see all the marketing material we put out there, most of the time it’s centered around Wool E. Bull. For all of these guys playing in Durham it’s just a stomping ground for them—their ultimate goal is to make it to the majors,” says Nicholas Tennant, the team’s mascot coordinator for more than a decade. “Our hardcore fan base gets to know the players, but for the casual fans who come for a night out with the family or for some great entertainment, we like to make Wool E. Bull the center of our show—and he’s the star of it. Almost everything revolves around him.” Donning the costume as a minor league mascot is a full-time job. Muddy and Wool E. Bull make hundreds of appearances each season, hug thousands of little kids at games, help formulate and create in-game, on-field entertainment, and pose for photos with countless fans. Each also serves as a community outreach arm of their team. For example, Bully Busters is a free assembly program created by the Bulls and designed to use the star-power of Wool E. Bull to reinforce anti-bullying behavior. At the end of each 20- to 25-minute school assembly, Wool E.
BULLY BUSTERS IN ACTION.
Bull challenges students to take the “Bully Busters Pledge.” Every student who takes the pledge home, reviews it with their parent or guardian, and returns it to their teacher receives two complimentary tickets to a select Bulls game. “A lot of teams do reading programs, but I wanted something a little more substantial,” Tennant says of the anti-bullying program that runs annually from January through March and just completed its fifth year. The Bulls’ anti-bullying program began in Durham County, but has been expanded to Wake and Orange counties, and has been so successful that Tennant says the team may expand into Chatham, Granville, and Person counties in the coming years. The Mudcats also have executed an anti-bullying program in the past, along with reading programs in local schools. “The kids just love Muddy’s energy and how funny he can be when he’s doing things on the fly,” Tomasello says. “When I’m reading a book to kids in school, he likes to act out the story. He can be so funny and off-the-cuff.” Minor league teams work on tight budgets, where every hot dog, cold beer, baseball cap, or team jersey that’s sold adds to the bottom line—so mascots are priceless, and a relatively costefficient way to market to area fans and beyond. And their images—and oversized heads—can often create powerful and lasting branding. “It’s super important for Muddy [to be] going out into the community and getting our name, our image, out there to people who may not know where we are or who we are,” Tomasello explains. “Just having our mascot there to bottle up the fun and bring a lot of positive energy and showcase what we can bring to the table as the Carolina Mudcats organization is so vital. Our staff members can’t be out there all of the time. Besides, people want to see Muddy because he’s funny; we’re really not that funny.” “It’s a central part of minor league baseball because all of the players are always coming through; it’s never a consistent basis, but Wool E. Bull is always that consistent figure,” Tennant adds. L
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A Profession Built on Putts ON THE LPGA TOUR AT 25, KATHERINE PERRY HOPES TO MAKE THE GAME OF GOLF HER CAREER. // BY KURT DUSTERBERG PHOTOS COURTESY OF KATHERINE PERRY
KATHERINE PERRY IS LIVING THE LIFE SHE IMAGINED. After years as a standout in junior golf and at UNC–Chapel Hill, the former Cary resident spent two years trying to qualify for the LPGA Tour before earning her membership in the fall of 2016. In her first full season in 2017, she showed flashes of a game that could lead to a long professional career. But in an individual sport, there are no guarantees. Success is measured in prize money, which determines who stays on the tour and who looks for another line of work. It’s a lot to consider for a 25-year-old, and Perry takes stock of the situation every day. Some weeks she earns a paycheck, others she misses the cut. But through all the ups and downs, she makes the most of her dream.
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Cary Living: You spent two years on the Symetra Tour, essentially the minor league for the LPGA Tour. How was that experience? Katherine Perry: You drive everywhere because you’re trying to keep the costs down, and that part was really fun. The part that’s tough is being away from home so much, and the finances. Your ability to make money is super-low. The winner would get $15,000. Week-to-week, you just try to make enough to cover your expenses. You’re not supposed to stay out there a long time. You’re supposed to move up to the LPGA or figure out something else. You’ve said that had you not made it through the 2016 LPGA Qualifying Tournament, you were completely ready to walk away from pro golf. If I did not make it to the LPGA, I was going to be done. I’ve never really been depressed in my life, I don’t think, except for missing my husband and my parents and even my little dog. Not making it financially at the same time, trying to plan down the road: Where am I going to be at 26, 28, 30? When do I want to have kids? You wonder what your purpose in life is. Are you supposed to be playing golf? What are you doing? Are you changing anything at all with the world, helping people? Speaking of your husband, Kevin, you met him when you were in high school and he was working at Lochmere Golf Club. Yes. He always knew how focused I was on golf and always supported my golf. That’s been huge for me, being comfortable playing and not feeling bad about it. His parents and my parents have been completely supportive of the dream. And he is your caddie on tour, right? That’s what makes it so much fun, not feeling lonely and sad all the time. Doing it together and traveling to all these cool places that we never would have been. It’s like a honeymoon each week, getting to go to different places—and call it work. If you hadn’t qualified for the tour, did you have an idea what you would have done next? I’ve talked about being a teacher since I was a kid. I would have to go back to school for that, so I don’t know if that’s what it would be. It probably wouldn’t involve golf, but who knows? The one thing I’ve known for sure is that I want to be a mom someday. That would be in the cards at some point. caryliving.com | 25
candidconversation What have you noticed about the level of talent you are playing against? Do you feel intimidated or do you think you can measure up? I sometimes feel intimidated. When you play with a better player that you’ve watched on TV all these years, you question it a little bit. But it’s really important that you push that down and focus on your own game and mechanics. I got out there for a reason, so I must be good enough, right? (Laughing). The difference from Symetra to LPGA is that it’s a little more refined. There are a little bit better putting statistics from six to 15 feet, or hitting one or two more greens per round. The mental game is a lot better on the LPGA Tour. There’s a lot more confidence and ability to let go of previous shots.
try. But when you’re playing poorly, you’re trying so hard to get to even-par. It’s a weird game that way. You made $66,521 as a rookie. That sounds like a good rookie season, but you’ll need to earn more than that in 2018 to keep your full status. That seems like a lot of pressure. That’s a huge thing for me—that when I’m on the course, I have to block out that I have to pay the mortgage and the bills and flights and hotels—and not let it overwhelm me. It is expensive. We made $66,000, but since Kevin’s caddying for me we don’t have another source of income. We don’t have sponsors paying for flights and hotels. You pay for everything on your own.
Your best finish in 2017 was a tie for 15th. Did that validate you a little bit, to prove you could finish near the top of the leaderboard?
You’ve always been a big fan of Julie Inkster, who is a hall of fame player, and she’s still playing the tour. Have you struck up a friendship with her now?
It’s interesting. When you play really well, it feels effortless, like you didn’t even have to
No, no. (Again, she laughs). I’m terrified to talk to her. I just think she’s awesome
“WHEN YOU PLAY REALLY WELL, IT FEELS EFFORTLESS.”
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with what she’s done with golf and how she’s been a mom. I’m a super-shy person. Initiating a conversation for me is tough. Every time I’ve talked to her, she’s been very kind. So she hasn’t ruined that image for me! How much time do you spend at home? We live in Durham now. It’s just 100 feet from Chapel Hill, so we’re close to the good land! All my family is here, so I love that. My parents are in Cary still. It’s a great area. We’re three weeks on tour, one week home. When we get home, we’re pretty excited about staying put for a little bit. Do you ever think about winning a tournament? A $300,000 payday would be a life changer. I do fantasize about it. I’ve had an occasional dream where I win a tournament. That’s definitely the goal. I need to sharpen up the game a little bit. It’s just about making putts. L
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Make Friends with Farmers THE WESTERN WAKE FARMERS MARKET OFFERS FRESH, LOCAL GOODS EVERY WEEK. BY CAROL WILLS, PHOTOS COURTESY OF WESTERN WAKE FARMERS MARKET
LOOKING FOR A HAPPY PLACE TO SPEND SATURDAY mornings in Morrisville? How about the Western Wake Farmers Market—a source of fresh local produce, delicious baked goods, outstanding coffee, crafts, and music? The market also sells meats and seafood, as well as cheese. You can find pickles, beets, and mushrooms, as well as fresh chicken eggs, duck eggs, and homemade soaps. Some of the customers who have left reviews on the WWFM website say that they come every Saturday because the market is a source of delicious foods even in the wintertime. And besides, it’s just a great place to begin the weekend with a freshly baked sweet roll and a cup of really excellent coffee. Jim Pellegrini, president of the Western Wake Farmers 28 | caryliving.com
Market, has been in charge of the market for a number of years. He is dedicated to improving the resiliency of the local food system by increasing the participation of the community in local food consumption and by operating a robust marketplace that allows local food producers to earn a better living. The market operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It is unique in that it was founded by and is run by an all-volunteer board, predominantly local consumers, and three paid, part-time staff. The basis of WWFM’s nonprofit status is education of both consumers and producers. This year it will be celebrating its tenth year in operation, serving 30,000 customers every year and producing a total market turnover that exceeds $650,000 annually.
“The beauty of a local market,” says Pellegrini, “is that you can find excellent local produce any time of the year.” He emphasizes that the year-round market is a welcoming, familyand dog-friendly place. WWFM has music every Saturday morning, so visitors can enjoy being entertained while shopping for Sunday dinner. In addition to the WWFM market space, a second location is being planned nearby. Named The Healthy Food Hub, it will be municipally owned and will include a demonstration garden. The space is scheduled to open in early summer, and this new site was partially enabled by a grant from the John Rex Endowment. Pellegrini’s daughter, Emily Pellegrini, is the market manager at WWFM. Having always been interested in sustainable living, she comes to the job after graduating from Tulane University, where she managed the Green Wave Community Market, a student-run farmers and art market. “Our goal is to make the WWFM a productive civic space,” Emily says. “Civic spaces are an extension of the community and when they work well, they serve
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givingback A SAMPLING OF THE FRESH OFFERINGS AT WESTERN WAKE FARMERS’ MARKET
as a springboard for our public lives. People can come to buy local goods and find they are interacting with other members of the community in ways that they might not be able to do otherwise.” She believes that prices have been kept too low for farmers, due largely to the industrial food system, and that the average consumer has little understanding of the real costs of growing and producing food. “This creates a breach in the local food scene, forcing our farmers to compete with one another for a limited customer base,” Emily notes. “There is a disconnect between the picturesque idea of a local farmers market and the economic realities of small-scale farming in an already highly capitalized industry.” For her, the solution rests in being able to create a dialogue between consumers and farmers, to create a space where farmers and buyers can come together and consumers can begin to understand and appreciate the role of farming. As she explains, “The farmers know on a very fundamental level that farming is critical to a sustainable world, and they want to participate in creating and maintaining that culture. I think it’s crucial to start a dialogue that addresses the fact that we’re not going to be able to maintain a productive and economical civic space without the active engagement of our community.” The Western Wake Farmers Market is located at 260 Town Hall Drive in Morrisville. Through Labor Day, the hours are 8am until noon on Saturday and 3 to 6pm on Tuesday. L
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Thereâ€™s No Place Like Home AWARE SENIOR CARE PROVIDES OLDER ADULTS WITH IN-HOME SUPPORT. // STORY BY BETH PETERSON
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“WHEN YOU WALK IN THE DOOR AND THEY’RE glad to see you, that’s the best part,” says Shirley Robinson, one of the caregivers on staff at Aware Senior Care, in describing her job. “I love helping somebody else help themselves. …You bring your heart and then you bring your smile. When I hit the door…I bring the positive.” That’s the attitude everyone is dreaming to find. “If I could clone Shirley, I would,” Gina Murray, co-founder and director of Aware Senior Care, says to the small crowd seated cozily around the living room of Joyce and John Emerson’s home. “If I could adopt her, I would,” John Emerson adds, beaming. Shirley has already been here several hours on this drizzly late-March morning. A caregiver through Aware Senior Care since 2015, Shirley provides in-home assistance for Joyce Emerson, John’s wife of almost 70 years. Several months ago, Joyce fell and broke her hip. As soon as Joyce returned home from the hospital, John assumed the role of primary caregiver, with help from their three daughters. Between Joyce’s recovery and keeping up with normal, day-to-day tasks, however, it soon became clear: More support was needed. Along with her heart and her smile, Shirley brings the support that the Emerson family requires. She assists Joyce with everything from personal care to physical therapy exercises. She helps manage insulin care for both John and Joyce, and Shirley keeps on top of things like laundry and often preps dinners for the Emersons. “We love her cooking,” Joyce says of Shirley, more than once over the course of
the morning. What’s more, Shirley keeps them laughing, sometimes making jokes at her own expense, just to see John or Joyce smile. John refers to Shirley as a “live wire,” adding, “She lights up the place when she comes in.” “I miss them when I’m not with them,” Shirley affirms. None of this interaction—none of this warmth—is by accident. “This is personal to us; people deserve dignity,” Tim Murray says. As co-founder with his wife, Gina, Tim also serves as Aware Senior Care’s president. It was after he had experienced searching for care solutions for his mother that he and Gina began dreaming about building a company like Aware Senior Care. The couple felt called to provide an avenue for the type of care they wish Tim’s mother, Emily, had received toward the end of her life. It’s obvious that Gina and Tim still keep Emily front-of-mind when interviewing potential caregivers. “We hire the most amazing people we can find. It’s not that there’s a shortage of caregivers; there’s a shortage of great caregivers,” Tim says, before sharing the following statistic: Less than 3 percent of all applicants to Aware Senior Care are actually hired. Hiring the right person is only half of what makes Aware Senior Care different. He and Gina do everything in their power to make sure their caregivers feel cared for as well. As part of that effort, they never assign caregivers to clients based solely on availability, as other in-home care providers are known to do.
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mindingyourbusiness AWARE SENIOR CARE HELPS SENIORS WITH EVERYDAY TASKS LIKE LAUNDRY, COOKING, AND CLEANING.
Gina conducts thorough assessments of both the caregiver and a potential client before she matches them up. To illustrate that point, Gina rattles off several of the assessment questions: “What are the [client’s] goals? What are their desires? Do they want a chatty caregiver? Or, do they want someone a little quieter? Do the caregivers have pet allergies or fears?” With 30 years of experience in the nursing field to aid her, Gina sets her caregivers up for a rewarding career. Tim and Gina recognize that assisted living facilities do have their place. But, remembering how Tim’s mother longed for the feeling of being at home, they are passionate about enabling seniors to stay in their own homes as long as possible. They’ve seen it work wonders in the lives of the seniors they serve. “The will to live is very strong,” Gina says, “It’s amazing what people will achieve [in their own homes].” Aware Senior Care, it’s no surprise, is highly reviewed by the Cary community, and has received several “Best of the Best” awards for the services they provide. Back in the Emersons’ home, you’ll find dozens of elephants scattered around the living room. Joyce has collected them—figurines, of course—for years. It’s fun to imagine that each elephant stands for a different memory. Aside from their elephant collection, they’ve added three daughters, several grandchildren, and one greatgrandchild. So much life has happened within the walls of this house in the 60 years the Emersons have lived here: This is home, and this is where Joyce belongs.
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AWARE SENIOR CARE HELPS SENIORS TO LIVE THEIR BEST LIFE AT HOME, SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
“Isn’t she pretty?” John asks of nobody in particular, looking at his wife. Perhaps he’s seeing her, for a moment, the way he saw her in 1949. When Shirley is here, he simply gets to be Joyce’s husband again. “Just look at that skin!” Shirley asserts. Joyce only smiles and whispers, “Thank you,” and it’s obvious that the Murrays’ vision for Aware Senior Care has been far exceeded by the reality in the Emersons’ lives. L
CAREGIVERS ARE THOUGHTFULLY MATCHED WITH CLIENTS TO BE CERTAIN IT IS A GOOD FIT FOR ALL. PHOTO BY GREG DAVENPORT
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Bloom Where You Are Planted A celebration of nature in our homes STYLED BY VALERIE TROUPE VALERIETROUPE.COM PHOTOS BY F8 PHOTO STUDIOS F8PHOTOSTUDIOS.COM
IF YOU LOVE NATURE, WHY NOT BRING IT INSIDE? Blurring the line between inside and outside can be achieved with decorative items such as floral pillows, orchids, and “living” blooms encased in glass. Make a wall come alive with wild floral prints or a wreath of succulents. Use a distressed window for a backdrop to beautiful flowers planted in brightly colored pots. Pillows with butterflies—on a couch the color of the sky—makes it seem like every day is a sunny day. Delight the senses by placing lavender sachets around the house and feel as if you are standing in the middle of a field of lavender in Provence. This spring and summer, celebrate all the wonders of nature in your home decor!
Regency large window with stand 104"H x 59"W x 35"D | Shown in Latte | $1,105.72 Steven Shell Living
Succulent wreath | 12" wreath, $55 | 14" wreath, $65 The Devilish Egg
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Handcrafted NEAR HOME
// BY BRITTANY MURDOCK
Shopping local is personal; it connects you with the community and—in many instances— you get to know the maker behind your favorite products. Buying local means you’re supporting their dream, their passion, and their talent. There are local makers throughout the neighborhoods and communities of western Wake. Check out some of our favorite finds— from locally made edibles and wearables to artwork and alternative skincare products.
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Layered Paintings Susie Silver Art Cary SusieSilverArt.com
Susie Silver brings an array of prestigious experience to her creations; she at first received training in Florence, Italy, and later at the renowned Penland School of Crafts in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. She has been working as a visual art teacher at Cary High School for the past 15 years, yet she still makes time to create arresting paintings. Susie aims to provide her viewers with a sense of calm when engaging with her work. She actively layers pieces with media such as ink, watercolor, and acrylic, constructing them over time through multiple working sessions. Each artwork is inspired from the natural movement of liquids, rock formations, and aerial views of land and water. Have a specific idea in mind? Susie loves working one-on-one with clients to create their perfect piece.
5 1. BEND, 12”X12” $110 2. WARMTH, 20”X20” $325 (SOLD) 3. WAVES, 12”X12” $125 4. PINK SIDE 8”X10” $110 5. DUSTY ROSE COAST 30”X40” $750 6. SLICED 20”X16” $275
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Slice Pie Company $30 to $35 Raleigh/Cary SlicePieCompany.com
Slice Pie Company—a wholesale bakery serving restaurants, retail markets, individuals, and large events—was inspired by a father’s love of baking. This passion led him to enter his apple pie in the North Carolina State Fair, where he won a blue ribbon with his unmatched signature crust. Fast-forward a few years and add a daughter who had a dream of turning their shared passion of baking into a lifestyle, and Slice is now providing pies to folks throughout the Triangle as well as shipping nationwide. Customers can also enjoy their mini pies, jar pies, bites, and shooters. “So get your taste buds ready and enjoy some pie—one Slice at a time.”
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Mama Birds Cookies + Cream $2 to $9 304 North Main Street, Holly Springs (and coming soon to Raleigh) MamaBirdsIceCream.com Lesley Richmond, Owner
Ice cream at Mama Birds Cookies + Cream is handmade in small batches and crafted from the finest all-natural ingredients. Flavors are constantly changing based on whatever fresh produce is available or what crazy concoction the ice cream maker comes up with next. “Our shop is a gathering place for the community, where you can run into your neighbors, celebrate with your friends, enjoy quality time with your family, or just reward yourself with a delicious scoop or two of ice cream,” says Lesley Richmond, owner.
Chocolate Bonbons Chocolat GRACE $15 to $48 Cary ChocolatGrace.com
Chocolat GRACE offers exquisite chocolate bonbons handcrafted by award-winning chocolatier, Grace Stocker. She has trained in Belgium, France, and Switzerland, and received numerous awards from the Academy of Chocolate in London. These chocolate bonbons are made using the finest chocolate, natural ingredients from around the world, and fresh products from local farmers. It’s the perfect gift for any occasion, and can be purchased online at ChocolatGrace.com or at various retailers around the Triangle including Tin Roof Teas, Nofo @ the Pig, Fallon’s Flowers, and La Farm Bakery.
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Art from Reclaimed Wood Elle Woods Co. $15 to $125 Apex ElleWoodsCo.com
Owner of Elle Woods Co., Danielle Milner, has a vision of turning old scrap wood into modern art—and she succeeds in creating fresh, bright, and truly beautiful products. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind handcrafted item, ideal for styling and creating a chic look in your home or office space. When she’s not in her garage creating, you can find her at pop-up markets throughout the area. Some of her favorites include the Locally Made Market in Cary, Raleigh Makers Market, and the Handmade Market in downtown Raleigh.
Raw Honey and Gifts from the Beehive Buck Naked Farm
$4 to $50 Pittsboro BuckNakedFarmNC.com Buck Naked Farm celebrates the amazing work of honeybees, and its promise is simple: to leave “Nothing Between You and Nature!” This 86-acre small farm and apiary, located just outside of historic Pittsboro, produces local raw honey and gifts from the beehive, including handmade soap, lip balm, hard lotion bars, beard balm, beeswax candles, honey almond granola, and artisan jam (seasonally).
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Natural Skincare Anne’s Apothecary $10 to $50 Fuquay-Varina AnnesApothecary.com
Anne is a nurse, and a former beauty queen turned natural-beauty philosopher. After seeking ways to eliminate toxic elements from her family’s daily routine, Anne has grown to become a natural skincare philosopher, encouraging others to ditch the toxins and embrace naturally made, alternative body care products. Anne’s Apothecary specializes in the use of clays and herbs to produce skin-loving products that are paraben-free and easy to use.
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2. CUTTING BOARDS, $30 TO $50 3. SHAVING BRUSHES, $40
3 Custom Woodwork Unrefined Roots
Fuquay-Varina UnrefinedRoots.com It all started with a farmhouse table, which led to a matching console table, and then a benchâ€”all of which encouraged Ed Sopko to open his own woodworking shop, Unrefined Roots. Ed is able to transform pieces of wood into beautiful works of art in the form of cutting boards, coffee tables, desks, wine bottle stoppers, pens, and so much more. You can find these items at upcoming shows around the Triangle; check out the website, UnrefinedRoots.com, for scheduled events.
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221 North Salem Street Apex CocoonGalleryNC.com
Featured within Cocoon Gallery are more than 30 Carolina artisans, spanning a range of mediums from ceramics and textiles to metal and glass. Each piece is a high-quality, functional work of art, like the hats from milliner Katie Allen and the journals from artist Anne McLean.
Milliner: Katie Allen Her hats, fascinators, and accessories range from $50 to $350. Theatrical costumer and milliner Katie Allen incorporates vintage materials and upcycles fine fabrics and trims into her wearbale art.
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Artist: Anne McLean Her journals range from $30 to $200. These blank books are functional pieces of art that lend inspiration to artists, writers, travelers, and dreamers alike, giving each individual a creative space to express ideas. Anneâ€™s unique binding designs emerge from her interpretation of natureâ€™s architecture, textures, and colors.
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WAKE In every issue, Cary Living magazine tells the stories of incredible individuals, entrepreneurs, and organizations who are helping to make West Wake great. We canâ€™t begin to share all the stories that deserve to be told, so once a year we invite our key business partners to participate in this special sectionâ€”and to help you put a face with the name of their business, practice, or nonprofit organization. Welcome to our third annual Faces of West Wake, a portfolio of inspiring leaders and community influencers who want to personally introduce themselves to you. Take a minute to get acquainted. Better yet, stop in and tell them you saw their face in Cary Living.
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The Face of BRAND. PRINT. SHOP. LOCAL Bay Six
The Face of BRINGING ARTISTRY INTO HOME INTERIORS Furnish
The Face of IB EDUCATION The Montessori School of Raleigh
The Face of PEACE, LOVE, AND HAIR Triniti Salon
The Face of ALL-CARING FAMILY DENTISTRY Dr. Ashley Mann
The Face of ARTISAN WARES AND WEARABLES Cocoon Gallery
The Face of AUTHENTIC NORTHERN ITALIAN CafÃ© Tiramisu
The Face of BABYSITTING CONQUERED Platinum Sitters
The Face of BAKERS AND MILLERS Great Harvest Bread Company
The Face of A BEAUTIFUL SMILE Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
The Face of BETTER SEX IN THE CITY Raleigh Gynecology and Wellness
The Face of CONFIDENT RETIREMENT Richardson Private Wealth Advisors
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The Face of CUSTOM PLANTATION SHUTTERS Southern Accent Shutters and Blinds
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The Face of FAITH, VIRTUE, KNOWLEDGE St. Davidâ€™s School
The Face of FASHION AND FUN Sophie & Mollies Boutique
The Face of HATCH YOUR CREATIVITY The Devilish Egg
The Face of HOPE Walk for Hope
The Face of INNOVATIVE STEM PRESCHOOL La Petite Academy
The Face of IQ + EQ = LFH Ravenscroft School
The Face of A LUXURY HAIR SALON Artisan Hair
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The Face of RECREATIONAL FUN Prestonwood Country Club
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BRAND. PRINT. SHOP. LOCAL BAY SIX >>> Katherine Dickinson-Hite, Owner
BaySix has called Raleigh “home” for 20 years. During those two decades, we’ve watched this sleepy town bloom into a thriving city. With that growth, the influx of new business to Raleigh and the Triangle has been constant and unfaltering. In today’s progressive marketplace, it’s easy for any business to get lost in the crowd. Our professionals at BaySix are here to ensure that your business and your brand are recognizable and unique. With creative in-house designers, dedicated sales professionals, and an experienced production team, we are committed to bringing your ideas to life. A stroke of ink or a stitch of thread on any item from our exciting array of products can be the mark of distinction that differentiates your business from all the others. Your success and growth are our passion. Your satisfaction is our priority. We love what we do. We are BaySix. 414 DUPONT CIRCLE, RALEIGH | 919.833.3851 | WEAREBAYSIX.COM Special Thanks to The Dillon Raleigh for an exclusive preview of their Rooftop Terrace. 52 | caryliving.com
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BRINGING ARTISTRY INTO HOME INTERIORS FURNISH>>> Michelle Hardy
Furnish is a custom furniture and home design destination in Raleigh. Whether you’re looking for living, bedroom, dining, office, entertainment, or outdoor furniture, as soon as you walk into the store, you will know you’ve found someplace special—a place with home furnishings as unique and multifaceted as you are. A place where you can see the quality and artistry in each piece. Furnish designers take pride in designing rooms for clients across a wide spectrum of style, budget, home style, and stage of life. And while every home is unique, there are design challenges to every space.
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“At Furnish, clients are invited to walk side-by-side with in-house interior designers to determine their needs,” owner Michelle Hardy explains. “We take great pride in the experience we’ve created, and are differentiated not only by the quality of our furniture but also by the experience of our designers, our immense options, and our commitment to customer service. And as one client recently said, ‘You just don’t do ugly!’” 8724 GLENWOOD AVENUE, RALEIGH | 919.670.4400 | FURNISHNC.COM SPECIAL PROMOTION
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THE MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF RALEIGH >>>
As a compelling complement to our Montessori program, which starts with strong core academics and a global perspective, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme builds on that solid foundation and prepares students with advanced research and writing skills, time-management skills, and a strong sense of self-motivation to deliver them as the new gold standard for colleges! Throughout our upper school program, The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) ensures that our high schoolers experience the same balance of rigor and guidance that defines our Montessori approach at every level. Instruction is tailored to challenge students to stretch beyond their comfort zones. By maintaining this balance, MSR ensures that our students remain engaged, inspired, and excited about learning.
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TRINITI SALON >>>
Located in Cary, Triniti Salon offers a spa-like relaxing experience while providing high-quality hair and beauty services. The name Triniti evolved from the salonâ€™s desire to provide a whole mind-body-style experience. Each visit features a detailed consultation before every session to ensure ultimate client satisfaction. Top-quality products are carefully selected based on their natural ingredients and the overall goal to make daily hair maintenance simpler.
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Along with providing the community with stylish cuts and stunning hair color, the shop has a strong commitment to sustainable practices by examining how to make a smaller impact on the planet while making a positive impact on the community. Practices include recycling, composting, water conservation, and their Product Refill Program, which allows members to enjoy savings of 25 to 50 percent. Visit Triniti Salon, where you can unwind in surroundings that induce instant calm while the welcoming, knowledgeable staff make your hair dreams come true. 1061 DARRINGTON DRIVE, CARY | 919.650.2324 | TRINITISALON.COM SPECIAL PROMOTION
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ALL-CARING FAMILY DENTISTRY
CHARLES ASHLEY MANN, DDS >>> The entire team at Dr. Charles Ashley Mann’s practice is dedicated to giving you and your family the best, most progressive dental care possible. Our doctors and support team continually expand their skills by attending seminars and educational programs so that we can consistently exceed your expectations and provide the exceptional dental care and oral health services that our patients have come to know. We are passionate about our work and our mission: To treat every patient as extended family, always providing the highest level of care, compassion, and commitment to your dental wellness. There’s a story behind every smile—our team at Dr. Mann’s office would like to be a part of yours. 315 EAST CHATHAM STREET, SUITE 100, CARY | 919.462.9338 1310 5TH AVENUE, SUITE 100, GARNER | 919.838.7388 SMILEMANN.COM 60 | caryliving.com
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ARTISAN WARES & WEARABLES COCOON GALLERY >>> Cynthia Mollenkopf, Owner Cynthia Mollenkopf is a textile artist who believes in the transformative power of art for individuals and for communities. She endeavors to encourage that transformation by helping guests who visit Cocoon Gallery to find functional art that will enrich their lives. She encourages everyone to surround themselves with locally made, high-quality wares and wearables for daily use and enjoyment—whether it’s a mug for your morning coffee, a lamp to read by at night, or a shawl to accent your wardrobe. Visit Cocoon Gallery to explore an exquisite selection of master-crafted ceramics, jewelry, wood, glass, and textiles that will inspire and enhance your life. Check out the website to discover events and classes held throughout the year. 221 NORTH SALEM STREET #100, APEX | 919.267.4321 | COCOONGALLERYNC.COM SPECIAL PROMOTION
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AUTHENTIC NORTHERN ITALIAN CAFÉ TIRAMISU >>> Richard, Paolo, and Rodolfo DeMartino Café Tiramisu is considered one of the best restaurants in Raleigh, and anyone who has visited will tell you they love that the restaurant is family owned and operated. Over the past 21 years, it has become a Triangle dining destination and a North Raleigh institution, built upon high standards for quality fresh food, the family patriarch, Paolo De Martino, and his sons, Rodolfo and Richard, are in the kitchen every day. They are joined by loyal staff, who are very much part of the restaurant family and who know the names and preferences of equally loyal guests. Café Tiramisu offers an elegant setting steeped in traditions, with a menu that includes signature dishes like the famous Spinach Fettuccine. 6008 FALLS OF NEUSE ROAD, RALEIGH | 919.790.1006 | CAFETIRAMISU.NET 62 | caryliving.com
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BABYSITTING CONQUERED PLATINUM SITTERS >>> Stephanie Keefer, CEO Platinum Sitters was founded by a busy mom of two, who had a big idea after one too many lastminute babysitter cancellations: a web-based service providing highly vetted sitters, matched to your family’s needs, all at a moment’s notice. Uber-cool, right? It’s a new revolution that has modernized and simplified babysitting. Platinum Sitters gives families access to only the most experienced and pre-qualified sitters in the community. Parents and sitters create custom profiles, schedule bookings, rate each other online, and enjoy cashless transactions. The solution comes with ease, quick connections, and the convenience of a short-notice sitter at the family’s fingertips. 1.877.594.5530 | HELLO@PLATINUMSITTERS.COM | PLATINUMSITTERS.COM SPECIAL PROMOTION
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BAKERS AND MILLERS
GREAT HARVEST BREAD COMPANY >>> Tom and Paige Williams We are millers and bakers! Tom and Paige Williams are millers and bakers who start each morning by grinding wheat berries into healthy whole-grain flour to use in their phenomenal whole-grain breads. Their fresh ground whole-wheat flour is combined with purified water, golden amber honey, yeast, and salt to produce the freshest-tasting whole-grain bread in town! The old-fashioned art of milling grain into flour for baking bread is a craft that goes back for centuries, and it creates nutritionally superb bread with amazing texture and taste. Stop in today to meet your local millers and bakers. GREAT HARVEST BREAD COMPANY BAKERY & CAFÃ‰ | 1240 NORTHWEST MAYNARD ROAD, CARY 919.460.8158 | GREATHARVESTCARY.COM 64 | caryliving.com
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Play like a kid again and make time to enjoy special events and happenings. // BY CARLA TURCHETTI
There’s a reason why it’s called “Summer Break.” It’s time to take a break from the ordinary and explore something special. Put your Out of Office message on, leave the laptop behind (don’t check emails on your phone, either), and get out and enjoy.
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FUN FACT: One of the largest hot air balloon manufacturers in the world is Firefly, based in Statesville. You can spot their balloons in the sky by their trademark triangular basket.
Kick Off the Season with a Meaningful and Memorable Moment: You’ll want to look up in the skies above Fuquay-Varina this Memorial Day Weekend. The Freedom Balloon Fest runs May 25th through May 28th. It’s an admission-free, all-volunteer run community service project presented by Project Uplift USA, a North Carolina–based nonprofit that works to uplift military families and serve the community through service and volunteerism. “This is our way of highlighting service above self,” says Brian Hoyle, a hot air balloon pilot and a volunteer who serves as president on the board of Project Uplift USA. “We do this through an all-volunteer effort, and if we can uplift our community by remembering, honoring, and celebrating, we solve other problems at the same time that we don’t even know are there.” Organizers reach out to hot air balloon pilots near and far to ask them to participate in what they call “the hottest of the coolest events of the summer.” The pilots do it because they believe in the cause and they love to fly. “They are addicted to the joy they found years ago,” Hoyle says. “The magic is palpable when you go to an event like this.” Admission is free, thanks to sponsors and individual donors, although donations to Project Uplift USA are always gladly accepted and there are hot air balloon rides for sale. You can catch the Freedom Balloon Fest in the skies over 503 Fleming Loop Road in Fuquay-Varina. For details, visit FreedomBallonFest.com.
The magic is palpable when you go to an event like this.
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Fun for All: Visit the JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University to catch summer in full bloom. The arboretum is home to nationally acclaimed gardens and specializes in plants for Southern landscapes. The grounds are open to the public nearly every day and the calendar includes workshops, classes, lectures, and garden story time. There is no admission fee, but donations are appreciated. The arboretum hosts summer camps for children, and while many were already waitlisted at press time, several still had availability. The JC Ralston Arboretum is located near the N.C. State Fairgrounds at 4415 Beryl Road. You can support North Carolina’s farmers by making a stop at the Farmers Market in Raleigh. Local farms of all sizes sell fresh fruits, vegetables, and plants, and vendors sell everything from meats and cheeses to wine and North Carolina–themed gifts. There’s great country cooking to be had at the grill or in either of the two restaurants onsite. The Raleigh market is located at 1201 Agriculture Street. The Apex Farmers Market at 220 North Salem Street is open on Saturday mornings for the summer season. Shoppers can find locallygrown produce as well as meat, eggs, and baked goods. The Apex Farmers Market and Local Food Alliance work together as a nonprofit to bring healthful food choices to western Wake County.
FUN FACT: Five County Stadium is home to the largest wide-screen video board in all of minor league baseball.
Find your team spirit and catch the Carolina Mudcats at Five County Stadium in Zebulon. The Mudcats play Class A minor league baseball and have a player-development agreement with the Milwaukee Brewers. You can hang out with Muddy the mascot and enjoy the view of the field from Cattails Restaurant.
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Concertgoers are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy music under the stars from artists like the Swedish sister-duo First Aid Kit and Chapel Hill– based folk performers Mandolin Orange.
Catch a Concert or Movie Under the Stars:
(Plan for at least a couple, maybe more!)
The summer itinerary is full at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. The musical offerings including the Hob Knob Jazz Series,and the North Carolina Symphony makes its summer home at Koka Booth. Upcoming performances will range from the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein to the music of Tom Petty. And if you really miss the ‘80s, you’ll want to be at the concert featuring Boy George and Culture Club along with the B-52s. Plan to book early for the July 4th celebration, which includes a day of activities for the kids, an evening concert by the North Carolina Symphony, and majestic fireworks. 70 | caryliving.com
The Movies by Moonlight series will continue throughout the summer at Koka Booth, with family-friendly titles including Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Despicable Me 3. The North Carolina Museum of Art has been presenting its summer concert and movie series for 20 years. Performances take place at the Joseph M. Bryan Theater on the museum campus. Concertgoers are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy music under the stars from artists like the Swedish sister-duo First Aid Kit and Chapel Hill– based folk duo Mandolin Orange.
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The Red Hat Amphitheater, in the heart of downtown Raleigh, has booked a jampacked summer concert season. Artists on tap are as diverse as Arctic Monkeys, Khalid, Matt Nathanson, and even a special Kidz Bop evening. Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek is home to the Country Megaticket, a package of shows by blockbuster country artists Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, and more. But the sounds of Walnut Creek will also be diverse this summer, with artists such as Steely Dan, Post Malone, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Coastal Credit Union Music Park seats almost 7,000 fans and can accommodate another 13,000 on its spacious lawn. The Apex Music and Movies in the Park series takes place on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer. All of the events are family-friendly, free, and take place at the Apex Historic Depot and Nature Park Amphitheatre. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics—but come early to secure the best spot.
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In addition to coming to the library to check out books and speak to a librarian about great books, you can come to many of our programs that we will be offering.
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Places to Chill in the Summer Heat: If you prefer a quieter time outside, head to the peaceful oasis of the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve located at 2616 Kildaire Farm Road in Cary. In addition to the statuesque eastern hemlock trees, there are three miles of nature trails and scenic overlooks. Hemlock Bluffs is a great place to sit back and enjoy bird watching or wildlife. Pullen Park is practically the local Hall of Fame for things to do outside. Situated near Western Boulevard and North Carolina State University, the 66-acre park was created on farmland donated by William Stanhope Pullen to the city of Raleigh in 1887. Pullen Park bustles with recreational activities, like kiddie boats and pedal boats, and fun rides on the park’s miniature train or the Gustave A. Dentzel Carousel, which was built in 1911. Pullen Park is also home to an aquatics center, an arts center, a café, and the area’s renowned Theatre in the Park.
Summer is also a great time to get lost in a book, and all 22 branches of the Wake County Public Library system will be celebrating summer with special programming for readers of all ages. “There is a way to participate for every age [person], from young children all the way through adults,” says Elena Owens, Library Experience Manager for Wake County. “In addition to coming to the library to check out books and speak to a librarian about great books, you can come to many of our programs that we will be offering.” For the younger set, there will be weekly story times as well as 140 extra experiences that include everything from demonstrations with steel drums to magicians working their magic. “For adults we are offering special programs that include music and [experiences], such as a tea with an author of historical fiction. We’ll also be doing crafts like rock painting, because this year’s theme is “Libraries Rock,” and we are focusing on music for all ages,” Owens says. Older children and teens can also look forward to experiencing a special Harry Potter escape room. To get connected to all of the events at the different branch locations, visit the library section at WakeGov.com. If what you’re looking for is some luxurious pampering, a weekend staycation or afternoon respite may be in order—and western Wake has some lovely options, like The Umstead Hotel and Spa. “I always recommend to my local friends to reserve an appointment in the spa on Monday through Thursday, as you receive complimentary use of the spa facilities and the outdoor seasonal pool,” says Caroline Jackson-Allen, Marketing Manager for The Umstead.
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“You can arrive early and enjoy spa treatments, have lunch by the pool, and then relax outdoors all afternoon before enjoying dinner at Herons. If an overnight stay is what you have in mind, the By Design package is perfect because you can customize it to what you want to enjoy.” The Umstead is located at 100 Woodland Pond Drive in Cary.
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If you’re looking for a summer staycation that gives you the chance to explore downtown Cary, The Mayton Inn is the place for you. This boutique hotel on Academy Street melds the experiences of a luxury hotel and an intimate bed and breakfast. No two rooms are alike, as each is decorated in its own distinctive style, and the inn includes a restaurant, bar, and spa. Although the Mayton Inn is a great location for getting out on foot and seeing what downtown Cary has to offer, you simply may not want to leave the luxury and comfort of the inn. L
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Is the Living Easy? To buy—or not to buy—a vacation home, that’s the question. You’ve always wanted to
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Owning a second home entails additional expenses such as furniture and household décor; utilities and internet; perhaps a security system for when you’re away; and the inevitable property upkeep, repairs, and enhancements. There’s also the cost of travel to get there: airfare or simply wear and tear on your vehicle. And there may well be recreational equipment in your future— a boat, winter skis, kayaks?
Naturally, you have an idea of where you’d like your vacation home to be located, but have you thought what that means in terms of year-round use? Homes in areas where temperatures dip below freezing need to be winterized and monitored to avoid frozen pipes, and when it snows, there’s shoveling and plowing to manage. Distance is also a key consideration, along with the relative ease of getting there. Have you chosen a location and property that will grow in value? Will you need to hire someone to manage the property? These are important factors to consider before purchasing a second home.
and now you finally feel ready for that purchase. Before you make an offer for a cabin on the lake or condo in the mountains, consider the realities of owning a second property:
Would renting be a better option? You don’t have to buy a vacation home since short-term property rental can provide the comforts of a home without the obligations of ownership. Rather than be tied to one place, you can try new locations and accommodations when you take a vacation. Conversely—if you do move forward with the purchase of a vacation home—you may want to rent your property at times. In a high-demand area, you might be able to generate an income stream—just don’t forget to factor in the costs of managing the property from afar.
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RALEIGH GYNECOLOGY AND WELLNESS, PA >>> Dr. Lorena Benavides Are you suffering from vaginal dryness or painful sex? About half of menopausal women experience these symptoms. Dr. Lorena Benavides is committed to helping women save their sex lives. She has provided gynecologic care in Raleigh since 2006 and is the first to offer MonaLisa Touch, an innovative laser therapy to treat vulvovaginal atrophy. The procedure is painless, takes five minutes, avoids medications and hormones, and it really works! “This procedure has been life-changing for so many of my patients,” says Dr. Benavides, who has been offering the treatment since 2015. 2304 WESVILL COURT, SUITE 210, RALEIGH 919.782.6700 | GYNRALEIGH.COM
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Academic rigor and thriving enrichment programs—in combination with a purposeful, perceptible Christian ethos—are, together, what make St. David’s unlike any other learning community in the region. With a mission to challenge excellence in the areas of faith, virtue, and knowledge, we encourage our students to recite literary works for the declamation contest; formulate solutions to complex world issues, such as clean water delivery; engage with guest speakers on topics including urban planning, cultural preservation, and politics; and travel locally and globally on mission trips that not only enrich those being served, but also—more importantly—broaden the conscience of those who are serving. 3400 WHITE OAK ROAD, RALEIGH | 919.782.3331 | SDSW.ORG 82 | caryliving.com
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Owners Maria Ortega and Joan Simpson opened Sophie and Mollies in 2011, and it’s been a virtual party every day since. The boutique is well known for its fast-trending fashion as well as its fun and inviting setting. Don’t be surprised to find yourself sipping a glass of Cab or Chardonnay as you shop—and if you have a man-friend in tow, he might be lounging in the comfy seating area with his own glass of wine or a chilled brew. Makes shopping the latest fashion a fun-filled experience for all! Even better: the fashion that catches your eye is often unique to Sophie & Mollies since Maria and Joan handpick the prints and styles themselves. Stop in soon to shop, or just to sip and browse. 108 NORTH SALEM STREET, APEX | 919.362.7030 | SOPHIEANDMOLLIES.COM SPECIAL PROMOTION
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If you think crafting sounds fun but you don’t know where to start, you’ve just found your place! The Devilish Egg is a craft-and-sip studio that can hatch the creativity inside everyone—the crafty and not-so-crafty alike. They make it crazy easy and great fun to make a variety of crafts you’ll be proud to take home or give to a lucky friend. You’ll get lots of encouragement and support from Jill, your teacher, and she will walk you step-by-step through each and every activity—all you do is relax and have fun. So bring a friend, a bottle of wine, a sense of adventure, and get ready to Hatch Your Creativity!
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THE FOUNDATION OF HOPE FOR RESEARCH AND TREATMENT OF MENTAL ILLNESS >>> For sisters Van Eure and Shelley Belk, hope isn’t just an ideal. It’s their inheritance. In 1984, their parents established The Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness. Today, Shelley serves as the executive director of the foundation, while Van chairs its largest fundraiser, the Walk for Hope—whose 30th festival kicks off at the Angus Barn on October 14th. Fully 100 percent of the funds raised at the walk will support mental health at the UNC–Chapel Hill Department of Psychiatry. Come for food, music, prizes, and to celebrate the enduring legacy of hope for all. WALKFORHOPE.COM | 919.781.9255 SPECIAL PROMOTION
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INNOVATIVE STEM PRESCHOOL LA PETITE ACADEMY >>> What a great place to start: Our schools offer nurturing care and creative learning experiences. At La Petite Academy, your child will discover respect, collaboration, and the joy of learning. Our exclusive School Readiness Pathway charts each childâ€™s unique course to elementary school, with specialized curriculum and developmentally-appropriate programs for infants to school-age students. With our STEM curriculums science, technology, engineering, and math are part of everything we do in the classroom. Plus, our Grow Fit initiative ensures the complete well-being of your growing child through a focus on health, nutrition, and fitness. 10 TRIANGLE LOCATIONS | 855.488.6843 | FIND YOUR SCHOOL AT LAPETITE.COM 86 | | caryliving.com 86 caryliving.com
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IQ + EQ = LFH RAVENSCROFT SCHOOL >>> Mrs. Doreen Kelly with students You want to cultivate accountability, integrity, empathy, and self-awareness in your child. A Ravenscroft education puts these strengths front and center with Lead From Here, a one-of-a-kind curriculum that combines academic rigor with citizen leadership learning. We equip students with the social, emotional, and intellectual skills they will need to thrive as leaders in a complex and interdependent world. Ravenscroft provides hands-on learning to foster intellectual curiosity and creative thinking. Through the breadth and depth of our academic, athletic, fine arts, extracurricular, and cocurricular programs, students enjoy many opportunities to explore new areas of interest and learn to Lead From Here. 7409 FALLS OF NEUSE ROAD, RALEIGH | 919.847.0900 | RAVENSCROFT.ORG SPECIAL PROMOTION
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A LUXURY HAIR SALON ARTISAN HAIR>> Creating fashion-forward styles that are customized to each individual’s lifestyle is the focus for the professional team at Artisan Hair. Located in West Cary, this highly trained staff specializes in services utilizing high-quality products in a luxurious atmosphere. With a variety of services that range from shape-and-style to handcrafted color, the stylists at Artisan Hair are here to create your ideal look. Their passion for the industry and the love they share for their clients are visible with each customer who walks through their door. Contact Artisan Hair today to experience one of the best salons in town—and your own best look! ALSTON TOWN CENTER | 5039 ARCO STREET, CARY | 919.694.5755 | ARTISANHAIRCARY.COM 88 | caryliving.com 88 | caryliving.com
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A PAIN-FREE LIFE MIDTOWN PAIN AND SPINE CLINIC>>> Thomas J. Weber, DO If pain and discomfort are keeping you from things you want to do, it’s time to take back your life and experience the world pain-free. Allow Dr. Weber and his staff to relieve the pain, and put you on the road to new adventures. The Triangle’s complete pain-management clinic offers non-surgical and interventional pain treatments, dedicated to care for patients who are living with chronic, acute, or complex pain. With their patient-centered approach, Dr. Weber and his team pay attention to every detail to ensure they understand each patient’s full story and conduct the best care for each individual. Experience a better quality of life with the latest in pain-treatment technology at Midtown Pain and Spine Clinic. 2605 BLUE RIDGE ROAD, SUITE 240, RALEIGH | 919.277.9845 | MIDTOWNPAINSPINE.COM SPECIAL PROMOTION
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PRESTONWOOD COUNTRY CLUB >>> In the heart of Cary and within an easy commute of Research Triangle Park sits Prestonwood Country Club, a premiere residential community. For many, it’s a luxurious escape from the hustle and stresses of a busy life—a haven of recreational fun, where residents relax and spend quality time with friends and family. The Prestonwood Country Club community is buzzing with members who enjoy the finest golf courses in town, an active tennis program, onsite massage therapists, an outdoor aquatics center, a variety of interactive social groups, and a Kids Club that offers year-round programming for children. Visit Prestonwood Country Club and see how a home surrounded by recreational amenities can enhance your life. 300 PRESTONWOOD PARKWAY, CARY | 919.467.2566 | PRESTONWOOD.COM 90 | | caryliving.com 90 caryliving.com
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URBAN MINISTRIES OF WAKE COUNTY >>> Urban Ministries of Wake County was founded by volunteers in 1981 to serve the needs of Wake County. Today the agency has evolved to support hungry families, homeless women, and uninsured adultsâ€”all through the work of more than 1,200 volunteers. Programs are staffed by volunteers who serve as lobby greeters, self-service food pantry navigators, community gardeners, meal hosts at the Helen Wright Center, and medical providers in the Open Door Clinic. Help make a difference in our community by providing services and dignity to more than 33,000 shoppers, guests, and patients. Sign up to volunteer today at UrbanMin.org/volunteer.
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An afternoon, a day, a weekendâ€” lakes in the Triangle offer a wonderful refuge for recreation and personal restoration.
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ou don’t have to travel far from home this summer for a day of leisure and fun at the lake—sailing, boating, fishing, or even just napping by the water. There is something special about spending a glorious summer
day on the water. Gliding along in a canoe. Balancing on a stand-up paddleboard. Baiting a hook and settling in to see what’s biting. Or, simply packing a picnic and lunching by the water’s edge. Life just might be better by the lake—and the Triangle is overflowing with opportunities for you to find out.
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In the heart of Cary on High House Road, you’ll find the Fred G. Bond Park, where Bond Lake offers an oasis of opportunities for water recreation and community gathering spots nestle into the 310-acre natural environment. The boathouse at Bond Lake offers water equipment rentals and concessions. There are trails, ball fields, and play spaces. For adventurous spirits, there’s a challenge course outdoor learning facility. Bond Park is also home to the Sertoma Amphitheatre, which can accommodate 350 spectators, as well as the Cary Senior Center, designed to promote active retirement years with a schedule that includes everything from fitness classes to volunteer opportunities. The park’s summer calendar is bursting with recreational opportunities ranging from a pickleball tournament to road races to plant swaps. One of the most popular events is Pedal Boats and Soda Floats, an evening for the entire family that begins with a make-your-own-soda-float buffet and ends with a family pedal boat ride on the water. The next one is scheduled for May 12th. For more information, visit TownofCary.org. 94 | caryliving.com
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LAKE WHEELER PARK Located between Raleigh and Apex, Lake Wheeler Park was built in 1956 with the assistance of the Army Corps of Engineers to serve as a water supply lake. It’s still used for water, but it is also the home of a robust lake scene. The rental offerings include jon boats, rowboats, canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats. Boaters are allowed to use the boat launches for motorized boats, except for personal watercraft, such as jet skis. Fishing is allowed, there are picnic areas for rent, and the Waterfront Educational Center offers programs for environmental education programs and a concession stand. Sailing and fishing are welcomed on Lake Wheeler, but swimming is not allowed. Visit RaleighNC.gov for more information.
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LAKE CRABTREE COUNTY PARK The beautiful water you see from the air as you are coming and going from Raleigh-Durham International Airport is the Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville. The 520-acre flood-control lake is surrounded by 215 acres of recreational space. When it opened in 1988, Lake Crabtree was the first park run by Wake County. Today, it is the county’s most-visited park, with more than 300,000 visitors each year. There is sailing, boating, catch-and-release fishing, picnicking, mountain biking, and 16 miles of hiking trails, which connect to Umstead State Park and to Cary’s greenway trails. “Most of our recreation is outdoor-focused and natural resource–focused,” says Chris Snow, director of Wake County Parks, Recreation, and Open Space. “It’s mountain bike trails, a place to go canoeing or kayaking, a place to hike or walk, and a place to do environmental education. We focus on the natural environment and recreating in the natural environment.” Snow says a common visitor question is whether swimming is allowed in Lake Crabtree. The answer is “No,” all recreation is enjoyed on top of, or next to, the water. Information can be found at WakeGov.com.
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Most of our recreation is outdoor-focused and natural resource–focused.
FALLS LAKE STATE RECREATION AREA
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There are seven access points to the 12,000-acre Falls Lake reservoir that touches Wake, Granville, and Durham counties. Recreation options feature five swimming beaches, picnic areas, playgrounds, 300 camp sites, hiking trailsâ€”including a section of the stateâ€™s Mountains-to-Sea Trail, trails for mountain biking, and boat ramps, some of which are reserved for non-motorized watercraft. Falls Lake was developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to control Neuse River flooding and provide a source of drinking water. Completed in 1981, Falls Lake is now a recreation hot spot, in addition to serving as a fish and wildlife conservation site, water supply, and watercontrol point. There is a nominal fee for cars to enter the access points from Memorial Day to Labor Day, as well as for weekends in the spring. Maps of what is available across the Falls Lake Recreation Area can be found on the website: NCParks.gov/falls-lake-state-recreation-area.
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Trails, some paved and some unpaved, ring Lake Johnson and offer 5.4 miles of opportunities for hiking and walking.
LAKE JOHNSON PARK Lake Johnson Park—operated by the City of Raleigh and located at 4601 Avent Ferry Road—features watercraft rentals, fishing, picnic areas, and trails. During boat rental season kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards are available. There are boat launches for personal car-top boats that do not run on gasoline. Fishing at Lake Johnson is allowed from the property’s boardwalk or from rental or personal boats. Trails, some paved and some unpaved, ring Lake Johnson and offer 5.4 miles of opportunities for hiking and walking. Information is available at RaleighNC.gov.
LAKE RALEIGH Lake Raleigh is located on the Centennial campus of North Carolina State University, near the corner of Main Campus Drive and Campus Shore Drive. The 75-acre lake is open to the public and has a boat ramp for non-motorized watercraft and a fishing pier where anglers wait for largemouth bass and catfish. The walking trails are augmented with a three-mile exercise course, complete with stations that feature exercise equipment and fitness challenges. N.C. State students enjoy views of the water while studying in the Lake Raleigh Learning Commons on the fourth floor of the neighboring James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Insider tip: This tranquil spot is a great place to catch a sunset. For details, visit Centennial.NCSU.edu. 98 | caryliving.com
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WANG’S KITCHEN 712 Laura Duncan Rd (919) 363-8030
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MY WAY TAVERN 301 W Center St (919) 285-2412 | mywaytavern.com THE MASON JAR TAVERN 114 Grand Hill Pl (919) 964-5060 | themasonjartavern.com
MORRISVILLE B.GOOD 1000 Market Center Dr (919) 916-5410 | bgood.com TWO GUYS GRILLE 4149 Davis Dr (919) 462-9336 | twoguysgrill.com
RED BOWL ASIAN BISTRO 2020 Boulderstone Way (919) 388-9977 | redbowlcary.com SUSHI-THAI CARY 106 Kilmayne Dr (919) 467-5747 | sushithaicary.com SUPER WOK 1401 SE Maynard Rd (919) 388-8338 | superwokcarync.com TASU ASIAN BISTRO 525 New Waverly Pl (919) 977-4037 | tasuwaverly.com
THAI LOTUS 3450 Kildaire Farm Rd (984) 229-7333
ASIAN GARDEN 242 Grande Heights Dr (919) 462-8598 | asiangardencarync.com BANANA LEAF 1026 Ryan Rd (919) 468-9958 | bananaleafcary.com
ABBEY ROAD TAVERN & GRILL 1700 Center St (919) 372-5383 | abbeyroadnc.com
CHINA KING 313 Crossroads Blvd (919) 233-8385 | chinakingcary.com
APEX WINGS RESTAURANT & PUB 518 E Williams St (919) 387-0082 | apexwings.com
CHINA ONE 661 Cary Towne Blvd (919) 461-0088 | chinaonecary.com
OFF KILTER PUB AND GRILLE 1700 Center St (919) 387-3377 | offkilterpub.com
CHINA WOK 2755 NC-55 (919) 387-9599 | chinawokcary.com
PEAK CITY GRILL & BAR 126 N Salem St (919) 303-8001 | thepeakcitygrill.com
CHINESE # 1 3667 SW Cary Pkwy (919) 461-7008
ROOKIE’S SPORTS BAR 800 W Williams St (919) 363-1896 | rookiessportsbars.com
EIGHTY8 ASIAN BISTRO 1077 Darrington Dr (919) 377-0152 | eighty8bistro.com
RUDY’S PUB & GRILL 780 W Williams St (919) 303-5061 | rudysofapex.com
FIRST CHINA RESTAURANT 6452 Tryon Rd (919) 852-5857
SALEM STREET PUB 113 N Salem St (919) 387-9992 salemstreetpub.wixsite.com/salemstreetpub
GENKI RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR 3420 Ten Ten Rd (919) 363-6636 | genkirestaurantsushi.com GINGER ASIAN CUISINE 2048 Kildaire Farm Rd (919) 859-8998 | gingerasiancuisine.com
GOJI BISTRO 100 Maynard Crossing Ct (919) 466-8888 | gojibistro.us
AVIATOR SMOKEHOUSE 525 E Broad St (919) 557-7675 | aviatorbrew.com
HONG KONG RESTAURANT 3490 Kildaire Farm Rd (919) 303-8439
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PEARL CHINESE RESTAURANT 3215 Avent Ferry Rd (919) 233-8776 | pearlchinesenc.com
THE PROVINCIAL 119 Salem St (919) 372-5921 | theprovincialapex.com
ORIENT GARDEN 1233 NW Maynard Rd (919) 380-1323 | orientgardencarync.com
THAI SPICES & SUSHI 986 High House Rd (919) 319-1818 | thaispicessushi.com TOM YUM THAI 685 Cary Towne Blvd (919) 463-5523 | tomyumthaicary.com YBA LITTLE TOKYO 1401 SE Maynard Rd (919) 467-5011 YOHO ASIAN BISTRO 8204 Tryon Woods Dr (919) 859-8081 | yohoasiancary.com
JUMBO CHINA 1518 Broad St | (919) 577-1268 KING CHINESE BUFFET 1029 E Broad St | (919) 567-8989 KUMO SUSHI 2916 N Main St (919) 986-0983 | kumosushifv.com MEI WEI ASIAN DINER 1424 N Main St (919) 762-7128 | meiweinc.com NEW RAINBOW 3427 N Main St (919) 567-8272 | newrainbowchinese.com
HOLLY SPRINGS CHENS GARDEN 523 N Main St | (919) 557-7363 CHINA BEST 632 Holly Springs Rd | (919) 577-0888 CHINA UNO 308 Village Walk Dr (919) 557-9888 | china-uno.com KOBE HIBACHI & SUSHI 515 N Main St (919) 557-1437 | kobehollyspringsnc.com THAI THAI CUISINE 108 Osterville Dr (919) 303-5700 | thaithaicuisinenc.com
MORRISVILLE C&T WOK 130 Morrisville Square Way (919) 467-8860 | ctwokrestaurant.com
YUM YUM THAI CUISINE 1861 N Harrison Ave (919) 677-1166 facebook.com/yum-yum-thai-187986747889060
DAE JANG KUM KOREAN BBQ & SUSHI 101 Keybridge Dr (919) 677-1190
YURI JAPANESE RESTAURANT 1361 Kildaire Farm Rd (919) 481-0068 | yurijapaneserestaurant.com
DIM SUM HOUSE 100 Jerusalem Dr (919) 380-3087 | dimsumhousemorrisville.com
HIBACHI BLUE 1500 Village Market Pl (919) 462-9899
BAAN THAI 758 W Williams St (919) 629-6399 | baanthaiapex.com FUJI EXPRESS 2143 Ten Ten Rd (919) 367-8686 | fujiexpressapex.com LEE’S GARDEN 5470 Apex Peakway | (919) 387-7709 SUSHI IWA 2026 Creekside Landing Dr (919) 387-7022 | sushiiwa.org
ORIENT GARDEN 10285 Chapel Hill Rd (919) 468-6878 orientgardenrestaurant.com/morrisville.htm PHO 919 3504 Davis Dr (919) 377-0318 | pho919.com RED DRAGON CHINESE CUISINE 4051 Davis Dr (919) 388-1836 | reddragoncuisine.com TAIPEI CAFE 9825-G Chapel Hill Rd (919) 380-8568 | taipeicafemorrisville.com
TASTE VIETNAMESE CUISINE 152 Morrisville Square Way (919) 234-6385
FAMOUS TOASTERY 316 Colonades Way (919) 655-1971 | famoustoastery.com
TERIYAKIN’ 10970 Chapel Hill Rd (919) 443-2279
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ANDIA’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM 10120 Green Level Church Rd (919) 822-1866 | andiasicecream.com ANNELORE’S GERMAN BAKERY 308 W Chatham St (919) 267-6846 anneloresbakery.com
CARIBOU COFFEE 109 SW Maynard Rd (919) 319-6265 | cariboucoffee.com CHANTICLEER CAFE & BAKERY 6490 Tryon Rd (919) 781-4810 | chanticleercafe.com CHOCOLATE SMILES 312 W Chatham St, Ste 101 (919) 469-5282 | chocolatesmiles.com COFFEE & CREPES 315 Crossroads Blvd (919) 233-0288 | coffeeandcrepes.com CREMA COFFEE ROASTER & BAKERY 1983 High House Rd (919) 380-1840 | cremacoffeebakery.com DUCK DONUTS 100 Wrenn Drive (919) 468-8722 | duckdonuts.com FRESCA CAFÉ & GELATO 302 Colonades Way (919) 851-8171 | frescacafe.com FRESH LOCAL ICE CREAM 138 E Chatham St freshlocalicecream.com
BUTTERCREAM’S BAKE SHOP 101 N Salem St (919) 362-8408 | buttercreamsbakeshop.com SWEET CHEEKS BAKERY 803 E Williams St (919) 303-9305 | sweetcheeksbakerync.com SWEET CHERRY BAKERY (919) 524-9132 | sweetcherrybakerync.com
FUQUAY-VARINA CUPCAKEBITE 512 Broad St (919) 557-4300 | cupcakebite.com NIL’S CAFE 513 Broad St (919) 567-0887 | nilscafe.weebly.com STICK BOY BREAD COMPANY 127 S Main St (919) 557-2237 | stickboyfuquay.com
MORRISVILLE HOT BREADS CAFE 1901 NW Cary Pkwy (919) 677-1331 | hotbreadscafe.com MANHATTEN BAKERY 100 Jerusalem Dr (919) 954-0948 NOTHING BUNDT CAKES 2008 Market Center Dr (919) 694-5300 | nothingbundtcakes.com RISE BISCUITS & DONUTS 1100 Market Center Dr (919) 377-0385 | risebiscuitsdonuts.com
GOODBERRY’S FROZEN CUSTARD 2325 Davis Dr (919) 469-3350 | goodberrys.com GOODBERRY’S FROZEN CUSTARD 1146 Kildaire Farm Rd (919) 467-2386 | goodberrys.com HAPPYCAKES CUPCAKERY 9958 Chapel Hill Rd thehappycupcakery.com JAVA JIVE 2425 Kildaire Farm Rd (919) 816-8888 | javajivecary.com JUICEVIBES 1369 Kildaire Farm Rd (919) 377-8923 | juicevibes.com KALE ME CRAZY 302 Colonades Way, #209 (984) 200-2960 | kalemecrazy.net LA FARM BAKERY 4248 NW Cary Pkwy (919) 657-0657 | lafarmbakery.com ONCE IN A BLUE MOON BAKERY & CAFE 115 W Chatham St (919) 319-6554 | bluemoonbakery.com
BREW N QUE 2045 Creekside Landing (919) 338-2591 | brewnquenc.com
CARY BREW N QUE 1222 NW Maynard Rd (919) 601-2430 | brewnquenc.com CITY BARBEQUE 1305 Kildaire Farm Rd (919) 439-5191 | citybbq.com DANNY’S BAR-B-QUE 311 Ashville Ave G (919) 851-5541 | dannysbarbque.com RALLY POINT SPORT GRILL 1837 N Harrison Ave (919) 678-1088 | rallypointsportgrill.com SMOK’T BBQ & TAPS
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MORRISVILLE SMOKEY’S BBQ SHACK 10800 Chapel Hill Rd (919) 469-1724 | smokeysshack.com
SUGAR BUZZ BAKERY 1231 Kildaire Farm Rd (919) 238-7224 | sugarbuzzbakery.com
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CARY BARRYâ€™S CAFE 2851 Jones Franklin Rd (919) 859-3555 | barryscafe.com
BARRYâ€™S CAFE 2851 Jones Franklin Rd (919) 859-3555 | barryscafe.com BUILT CUSTOM BURGERS 5033 Arco St (919) 377-2775 | builtcustomburgers.com
BRIGS AT THE CROSSING 1225 NW Maynard Rd (919) 481-9300 | brigs.com
APEX DALLAS FAMOUS CHICKEN Nâ€™ BISCUITS 1101 E Williams St (919) 362-0051
FUQUAY-VARINA BAGELS PLUS 100 Dickens Rd (919) 285-4980 | bagelsplusfuquay.com EGGS UP GRILL 1436 N Main St (919) 285-4463 | eggsupgrill.com JUSâ€™ ENUFF HOME COOKINâ€™ 736 N Main St (919) 567-0587 | jusenuffhomecookin.com
Catering & food service DONOVANâ€™S DISH 800 W Williams St, Ste 112 (919) 651-8309 | donovansdish.com
REMINGTON GRILL 208 Crossroads Blvd (919) 233-1494 | remingtongrill.com CATERING WORKS 2319 Laurelbrook St (919) 828-5932 | cateringworks.com
APEX HWY 55 BURGERS SHAKES & FRIES 802 Perry Rd (919) 303-3533 | hwy55.com
ROCKY TOP CATERING 1705 E Millbrook Rd (919) 850-2340 | rockytopcatering.com
FAMOUS TOASTERY 304 Grand Hill Place (919) 552-3102 | famoustoastery.com
POSTMASTER 160 East Cedar St (919) 378-9493 postmastercary.com TANGERINE CAFE 2422 SW Cary Pkwy (919) 468-8688 | tangerinecafecary.com
French CARY LA MADELEINE COUNTRY FRENCH CAFE 1115 Walnut St (919) 388-7282 | lamadeleine.com REYâ€™S 1130 Buck Jones Rd | (919) 380-0122
MORRISVILLE CARMENâ€™S CUBAN CAFE & LOUNGE 108 Factory Shops Rd (919) 467-8080 | carmenscubancafe.com
MILK LAB CAFE 6418 Tryon Rd (984) 200-0016 milklabcafe.com
CARY CHEFâ€™S PALETTE 3460 Ten Ten Rd (919) 267-6011 | chefspalette.net MAXIMILLIANâ€™S GRILL & WINE BAR 8314 Chapel Hill Rd (919) 465-2455 | maximilliansgrill.com
Greek/Mediterranean CARY BABA GHANNOUJ MEDITERRANEAN BISTRO 2468 Walnut St (919) 233-0907 | babaghannouj1.com JASMIN MEDITERRANEAN BISTRO 1109 Ledsome Ln (919) 469-1112 | jasminbistro.com LA SHISH MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE 908 NE Maynard Rd (919) 388-8330 | lashish.net SASSOOL 1347 Kildaire Farm Rd (919) 300-5586 | sassool.com
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THE URBAN TURBAN 2757 NC-55 (919) 367-0888 | urbanturbanbistro.com TURKUAZ MARKET 203 N Harrison Ave, #110 (919) 455-1890
APEX FATTOUSH MEDITERRANEAN GRILL 781 Center St (919) 889-2990 | fattoushmediterraneangrillapex.com
MEDITERRA GRILL 108 Grand Hill Pl (919) 762-7851 | mediterranc.com
NEOMONDE 10235 Chapel Hill Rd (919) 466-8100 | neomonde.com
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BAWARCHI GRILL & SPIRITS 800 W Williams Street, Apex (919) 363-9000 | bawarchiapex.com
CARY BIRYANI MAXX INDIAN CUISINE 590 E Chatham St (919) 377-0346 | biryanimaxxindiancuisine.com
BIRYANI XPRX (EXPRESS) 748-A E Chatham St (919) 377-1801 | biryanixprx.com
ENRIGO ITALIAN BISTRO 575 New Waverly Pl (919) 854-7731 | dineenrigo.com
RUCKUS PIZZA, PASTA, & SPIRITS 101 Market Center Dr (919) 388-3500 | ruckuspizza.com
TORERO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1207 Kildaire Farm Rd (919) 468-8711 | torerosmexicanrestaurants.com
CILANTRO INDIAN CAFÉ 107 Edinburgh S Dr (919) 234-1264 | cilantroindia.com
LUGANO RISTORANTE 1060 Darrington Dr (919) 468-7229
TOTOPOS STREET FOOD & TEQUILA 1388 Kildaire Farm Rd (919) 678-3449 | totoposfoodandtequila.com
HIMALAYAN NEPALI CUISINE 746 E Chatham St (919) 466-0550 | himalayannepalicuisine.com
PAISAN’S ITALIAN RISTORANTE 1275 NW Maynard Rd (919) 388-3033 | caryitalian.com
KABABISH CAFÉ 201 W Chatham St (919) 377-8794 | kababishcafe.com
PRO’S EPICUREAN MARKET & CAFE 211 E Chatham Street (919) 377-1788
NAZARA INDIAN BISTRO 1945 High House Rd (919) 694-5353 | nazaranc.com
ROMA’S ITALIAN 203 N Harrison Ave (919) 468-1111 | romasitalian.net
SRI MEENAKSHI BHAVAN 740 E Chatham St (919) 463-9130 | srimeenakshibhavan.com
RUCKUS PIZZA, PASTA, & SPIRITS 8111 Tryon Woods Dr (919) 851-3999 | ruckuspizza.com
UDUPI CAFE 590 E Chatham St (919) 465-0898
RUCKUS PIZZA, PASTA, & SPIRITS 2025 Renaissance Park Pl (919) 851-3999 | ruckuspizza.com
STELLINO’S ITALIANO 1150 Parkside Main St (919) 694-5761 | stellinositaliano.com
ZEERA INDIAN RESTAURANT 1311 E Broad St (919) 762-6215
MORRISVILLE HYDERABADHOUSE | BIRYANI PLACE 3735 Davis Dr (919) 924-0503 | hyderabadhouse.net SAFFRON RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 4121 Davis Dr (919) 469-5774 | saffronnc.com
TRAVINIA ITALIAN KITCHEN & WINE BAR 1301 Market Center Dr (919) 467-1718 | traviniaitaliankitchen.com
MORRISVILLE BABYMOON CAFE 100 Jerusalem Dr (919) 465-9006 | babymooncafe.com LUBRANO’S ITALIAN 101 Keybridge Dr (919) 678-9030 | lubranosnc.com
APEX GARIBALDI TRATTORIA 900 N Main St (919) 552-8868 | garibalditrattoria.com
ARANDAS MEXICAN CUISINE 5460 Apex Peakway (919) 362-7363 | arandasmexcuisine.com LA RANCHERITA GRILL & TEQUILA BAR 102 N Salem St (919) 303-2448 | rancheritamex.com
LOS TRES MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1301 E Williams St (919) 367-6797 | lostres-nc.com/apex.html
BRAVO’S MEXICAN GRILL 208 Grande Heights Dr (919) 481-3811 | bravosmexicangrill.net
TACOS MEXICO 209 E Williams St (919) 362-8074
FIESTA MEXICANA CARY 2839 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh (919) 859-1303 | fiestamexicananc-cary.com
FIESTA MEXICANA NW CARY 990 High House Rd (919) 378-9895 | fiestamexicananc-nwcary.com GUAPO’S TACOS-AREPAS-CERVEZAS 3470 Kildaire Farm Rd (919) 372-5070 | guaposcary.com LOS TRES MEXICAN RESTAURANT 10120 Green Level Church Rd (919) 267-5444 | lostres-nc.com RANCHO GRANDE 1401 SE Maynard Rd (919) 469-4245
EL DORADO III 112 E Vance St (919) 557-0287 | eldoradomexicanrestaurant.com EL LOBO MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1311 E Broad St (919) 557-9540 LA TAQUERIA MEXICAN GRILL 973 E Broad St (919) 552-5532 LOS TRES MAGUEYES 401 Wake Chapel Rd (919) 762-6955 | lostresmagueyes.com TACOS MEXICO RESTAURANT 1430 N Main St (919) 557-1777 | tacosmexiconc.com
APEX DOHERTY’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 5490 Apex Peakway (919) 387-4100 | dohertysirishpubnc.com
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TRALI IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT 3107 Grace Park Dr (919) 651-9083 | traliirishpub.com
Italian APEX DANIEL’S RESTAURANT & CATERING 1430 W Williams St (919) 303-1006 | danielsapex.com MAMMA MIA ITALIAN BISTRO 708 Laura Duncan Rd (919) 363-2228 | mammamianc.com OSTERIA G 5160 Sunset Lake Rd (984) 229-7480 osteriag.com RUCKUS PIZZA, PASTA, & SPIRITS
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CARY BELLINI FINE ITALIAN CUISINE 107 Edinburgh S Dr (919) 552-0303 | bellinifineitaliancuisinecary.com BOCCI TRATTORIA & PIZZERIA 2425 Kildaire Farm Rd (919) 803-5358 | bocciitalian.com
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HOLLY SPRINGS FIESTA MEXICANA 428 Village Walk Dr (919) 346-1330 fiestamexicananc-hollysprings.com
JOHNNY’S PIZZA 96 Cornerstone Dr (919) 659-8700 MICHELANGELO’S PIZZA Lake Pine Plaza, 928 US-64 (919) 462-8880 | apexpizza.com
LOS TRES MAGUEYES 120 Bass Lake Rd (919) 552-6272 | lostresmagueyes.com
NAMOLI’S NY PIZZERIA 5444 Apex Peakway (919) 303-4888 | namolisnypizza.com
THE PIZZA DUDE 1763 W Williams St (919) 303-6686 | ncpizzadude.com
MI CANCUN 1106 Grace Park Dr (919) 650-1718 | micancunmx.com
LOS TRES MEXICAN RESTAURANT 995 Airport Blvd (919) 465-0217 | lostres-nc.com/morrisville.html
ANNA’S PIZZERIA 138 S Main St (919) 285-2497 | annaspizzeria.com
VIVA MEXICAN KITCHEN 4075 Davis Dr (919) 467-2627 | vivamexicankitchen.com
ASSAGGIO’S 941 E Broad St (919) 557-9505 | assaggios-fuquay.com
Middle Eastern CARY BOSPHORUS RESTAURANT 329 N Harrison Ave (919) 460-1300 | bosphorus-nc.com SAI KRISHNA BHAVAN 10970 Chapel Hill Rd (919) 481-0910 | saikrishnabhavan.com TOWER INDIAN RESTAURANT 144 Morrisville Square Way (919) 465-2326 | towernc.com
Peruvian CARY MARCO POLLO 1871 Lake Pine Dr (919) 694-5524 | marcopollocary.com
Pizzeria CARY BROTHERS OF NEW YORK PIZZA 3450 Kildaire Farm Rd (919) 629-6000 | brothersofny.com PATRICK JANE’S GOURMET BAR & BISTRO 1353 Kildaire Farm Rd (919) 388-8001 | patrick-janes.com PIZZERIA FAULISI 215 E Chatham St, Ste 101 | pizzeriafaulisi.com RICCI’S TRATTORIA 10110 Green Level Rd (919) 380-8410 | riccistrattoria.com
SALVIO’S PIZZERIA 2428 SW Cary Parkway (919) 467-4600 | salviospizza.com
APEX ANNA’S PIZZERIA 100 N Salem St (919) 267-6237 | annaspizzeria.com
CAMOS BROTHERS PIZZA 2916 N Main St (919) 285-3749 | camosbrotherspizza.com JASON’S PIZZA 726 N Main St (919) 552-4796 | jasonspizza.info J & S NEW YORK PIZZA 500 Broad St (919) 557-6921 | jandsnypizza.com MILANO PIZZA 7509 Purfoy Rd (919) 557-6093 sites.google.com/site/milanopizzafv
HOLLY SPRINGS ACME PIZZA 204 Village Walk Dr (919) 552-8800 | acmepizzaco.com BLAZE PIZZA Holly Springs Towne Center 316 Grand Hill Pl (919) 557-4990 | blazepizza.com HOMEGROWN PIZZA 4928 Linksland Dr (919) 577-5575 | homegrownpizza.com MICHELANGELO’S PIZZA 7280 GB Alford Hwy (919) 303-7277 | michelangelospizza.com THE ORIGINAL NY PIZZA 634 Holly Springs Rd (919) 567-0505 | theoriginalnypizza.com PAPA’S SUBS & PIZZA 511 N Main St (919) 557-1919 SPRINGS PIZZA & WINGS 5217 Sunset Lake Rd (919) 363-8852 | springspw.com
MORRISVILLE BLAZE PIZZA 1024 Market Center Dr (919) 465-9590 | blazepizza.com GEORGINA’S PIZZERIA 3536 Davis Dr (919) 388-3820 georginaspizzeriaandrestaurant.com RANDY’S PIZZA 4129 Davis Dr (919) 468-3737 | randys-pizza.com ROSATI’S PIZZA 3605 Davis Dr (919) 380-7000 rosatispizza.com/locations/morrisville
J & S NEW YORK PIZZA 804 Perry Rd (919) 363-0071 | jandsnypizza.com
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Sandwich/Deli CARY HOT POINT DELI 1718 Walnut St (919) 460-6299 | hotpointcary.com JASON’S DELI 210 Crossroads Blvd (919) 233-6901 | jasonsdeli.com NEW YORK BAGEL & DELI 2050 Kildaire Farm Rd (919) 851-9050 | newyorkbagelsanddeli.com PENN STATION EAST COAST SUBS 700 Cary Towne Blvd (919) 234-1342 | penn-station.co SERENDIPITY GOURMET DELI 118 S Academy St (919) 469-1655 | serendipitygourmetdelinc.com
SHUCKIN’ SHACK OYSTER BAR 4214 NW Cary Pkwy (919) 377-2283 | theshuckinshack.com SHUCKIN’ SHACK OYSTER BAR 1010 Tryon Village Dr #705 (984) 232-8463 | theshuckinshack.com TONY’S OYSTER BAR 107 Edinburgh Dr (919) 462-6226 | tonysoysterbar.com
APEX SKIPPER’S FISH FRY 1001 E Williams St (919) 303-2400 | skippersfish.com
MORRISVILLE THE FULL MOON OYSTER BAR 1600 Village Market Pl (919) 378-9524 | fullmoonoysterbar.com
MORRISVILLE PEPPERS MARKET & SANDWICH SHOP 2107 Grace Park Dr (919) 380-7002 | peppersmrkt.com THE BRUNCH BOX 10970 Chapel Hill Rd (919) 380-7276 | thebrunchbox.net
Seafood CARY DEAN’S KITCHEN + BAR 1080 Darrington Dr (919) 459-5875 | deanskitchenandbar.com
Steakhouse CARY JIMMY V’S STEAK HOUSE & TAVERN 107 Edinburgh S Dr (919) 380-8210 | jimmyvssteakhouse.com
MORRISVILLE CAPITAL CITY CHOP HOUSE 151 Airgate Dr (919) 484-7721 | chophousesofnc.com
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SUPER RUN GALACTIC HEROES 5K March 3, 8–11am 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary The Super Run Galactic Heroes 5k is a superhero-themed run where you become a real-life superhero! Grab your Galactic cuffs and fly over to The Super Run for a 5k fun run, music, festivities, and more. townofcary.org WHO’S YOUR HERO: 5K AND KIDS RUN RACE May 5, 7am 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary Register for this fun race in which all proceeds go to Get Stuff Done 4 Kids! Enjoy music, Cinco de Mayo themed food, face painting, super heroes, a bounce house, and so much more! itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=10449 SPCA 2018 K9-3K DOG WALK & WOOFSTOCK May 6, 12–5pm 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary Help the SPCA of Wake County care for thousands of lost, abandoned, abused, and unwanted pets, and give them a second chance at happiness in a forever home. Enjoy music, food trucks, festivities, vendor and sponsor booths, and more. spcawake.org KIDS OBSTACLE CHALLENGE May 12, 8:30am–2:30pm 2401 Grigsby Avenue, Holly Springs Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course for kids ages 5–16 and their parents, with 13–15 fun and challenging obstacles, plus lots of running, jumping, climbing, and mud! visitraleigh.com SECOND ANNUAL SPRING FOR LOCAL– SHOP & SUPPORT May 12, 10am–2pm 312 S. Mason Street, Apex Enjoy a day full of pups and fun! Come on out and see if you can find your pawfect match with Pawfect Match Rescue. thinkapex.biz/event/second-annual-spring-forlocal-shop-support/ TRIANGLE CRAFT BEER FEST May 12, 12–6pm 101 Soccer Park Drive, Cary All your favorite local breweries will be in one spot and each brewery will be pouring a special one-off beer you won’t be able to get anywhere else! visitraleigh.com RITMO LATINO FESTIVAL May 12, 12–6:30pm 316 N. Academy Street, Cary Ritmo Latino is a festival for the entire family, showcasing Latino music, dance, and visual arts. You can find Latino artisans, craft vendors, a variety of food from around the Hispanic world, and much more. townofcary.org 108 | caryliving.com
TURTLEFEST May 12, 1–4pm 900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs This free event includes exhibits, live animals, crafts and games, an art contest, and more! hollyspringsnc.us PEDAL BOATS AND SODA FLOATS May 12, 5–6:30pm 190 Bond Park Drive, Cary If your family enjoys ice cream, soda, and time together in fresh air, this is the event for you. Start out with a build-your-own soda float buffet, before heading out on the lake for an after-hours family pedal boat ride. townofcary.org PEAK OF HOPE INVITATIONAL May 14, 12–6pm 430 St. Andrews Lane, Cary Register for the annual Peak of Hope Invitational. This event includes putting contests, brewery holes, hole in one, closest to the pin, raffles, and more! apexchamber.com SLEEPING BEAUTY May 17-20 2 East South Street, Raleigh Carolina Ballet presents the final show of its 20th anniversary season with performances of family favorite Sleeping Beauty at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. carolinaballet.com 23RD ANNUAL FINE ARTS LEAGUE OF CARY JURIED EXHIBITION May 18, 6–8pm 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary Celebrate the visual arts in Cary at the FALC 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition featuring artists’ works in a wide range of styles, techniques, and media from throughout the region. townofcary.org TORCH RIDE AND BBQ TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS May 19, 8am–3pm Holly Springs Motorcyclists: The Holly Springs Police Department is hosting the first annual Law Enforcement “Torch Ride” to benefit Special Olympics of North Carolina. Enjoy a ride along a scenic route, a BBQ lunch, and raffles. hollyspringsnc.us WHEELS ON ACADEMY May 19, 9am–2pm 319 S. Academy Street, Cary Enjoy the cars of yesteryear as they come alive again and rule the road along with some of today’s modern hot rods and exotic cars. The event will take place on Academy Street and at Downtown Park with entertainment, food, and fun! townofcary.org
BEER & BACON FESTIVAL May 19, 12–6pm 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary This event offers an exclusive tasting experience. Each guest will enjoy 15+ restaurant tasting stations along with fresh-griddled bacon, a souvenir glass, and boundless portions of over 75 craft beers and wines. beerandbacon.com SPRINGFEST May 19, 4–9pm Town Hall Drive, Morrisville The Town of Morrisville SpringFest turns Town Hall Drive into a carnival for the whole family! The event includes great entertainment, midway games, rides, live music, and some of your favorite food trucks! townofmorrisville.org TOUCH-A-TRUCK May 20, 1–4pm 2200 Laura Duncan Road, Apex Get in the driver’s seat with this hands-on experience with vehicles of all kinds. Children will be allowed to touch, climb on, and ask questions about their favorite trucks and cars. apexnc.org CARY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL May 20, 3–9pm 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary Support your local arts community and enjoy a fabulous exhibition of visual art, theater, jazz, and choral, orchestral, and classical music performed by local high school students. townofcary.org EXPLORING PAGE-WALKER’S PEOPLE AND ITS PAST May 22, 7:30–9pm 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary Discover some of the names and faces of those who created, managed, and lived in the Page-Walker over the years. townofcary.org FREEDOM BALLOON FESTIVAL May 25–28 301 Fleming Loop Road, Fuquay-Varina Come join the fun with this legendary event. There will be dozens of interactive sponsor and military displays, a ton of food options, an arts and crafts village, live music, and the opportunity to partake in and watch balloons in flight. freedomballoonfest.com WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY? May 31–June 2 300 W. Ballentine Street, Holly Springs Stageworks Theatre of Holly Springs presents Brian Clark’s Whose Life Is It Anyway? hollyspringsnc.us
GIRL’S NIGHT S’MORES PARTY June 29 BANDS, BITES, & BOATS June 1, 6–8pm 190 Bond Park Drive, Cary Head to Bond Park Boathouse for live music, delicious food trucks, local beer, and evening boat rentals. townofcary.org
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9TH ANNUAL APEX LATINO ARTS & CULINARY FESTIVAL June 2, 3–10pm 237 N. Salem Street, Apex Head to historic downtown Apex and enjoy an evening of food, bazaar, music, dance, arts and crafts, and much more. apexnc.org SUMMER WEEK-LONG MORNING MOVIES June 4-8, 10am–12:30pm 237 N. Salem Street, Apex Grab the kids, snacks, and blankets and visit the Halle Cultural Arts Center for your favorite movies on the big screen. apexnc.org MOVIES BY MOONLIGHT FEATURING: WONDER WOMAN June 8, 8:30pm 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary Bring a blanket or chair as you enjoy the movie Wonder Woman under the stars at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. boothamphitheatre.com
BARISTAS AND BAKERS June 23, 8–11am 319 S. Academy Street, Cary Fuel your day at Cary’s pop-up coffee shop! Enjoy unique coffee shops and baked goods from local bakeries. townofcary.org
THE WILL MCBRIDE GROUP June 22, 7–9pm 300 W. Ballentine Street, Holly Springs Bring a lawn chair and picnic dinner when you enjoy these free family-friendly concerts. Concessions and beer/wine will be available to purchase, along with Lake Pine Ice Cream! hollyspringsnc.us
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PIMENTO CHEESE FESTIVAL June 9, 11am–4pm 319 S. Academy Street, Cary Food trucks will line Academy Street to serve their regular menu, along with new dishes featuring a Southern delicacy— pimento cheese! townofcary.org
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GIRLS NIGHT S’MORES PARTY June 29, 7–8:30pm 801 High House Road, Cary This new mother/daughter adventure will include a nature hike, music and games, and of course s’mores! townofcary.org
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MEET THE DOCTORS COMING IN SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER
GOLDEN HEX Golden Hex is an Eastern and Central European grocery store and deli. Specializing in European and Mediterranean foods, the store offers a wide selection of imported goods, quality meats and seafood, cheeses, dairy products, sweets, and other groceries. 1246 NW Maynard Road, Cary | 919.946.2649 GoldenHex.com
CHATHAM STATION WEDDING AND EVENT VENUE Located in historic downtown Cary along the railroad tracks, Chatham Station is the Triangleâ€™s newest, premier industrial chic venue. Chatham Station, the conception of Raleighâ€™s Edible Art Bakery owner, Todd Mozingo, will be designed and managed in collaboration with managing partner and local wedding planner Sarah Shumay, owner of Sweet SaraBelle Weddings. 110 N. Walker Street, Cary | 919.590.9045 | ChathamStationNC.com
ZENN PLASTIC SURGERY Dr. Michael Zenn is an internationally renowned, board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon specializing in surgery of the face, breast, and body. After 23 years of experience at UNC and Duke, Dr. Zenn is thrilled to open his private boutique practice in Brier Creek. Brier Creek | 919.336.1546 | ZennPlasticSurgery.com
HOLLYWOOD FEED Hollywood Feed, located in Waverly Place, offers a wide selection of natural and holistic pet food and products, and supports local rescues through regular pet adoption and community events. Shoppers can expect to find premium brands at Hollywood Feed such as Orijen, Acana, Fromm, Primal, Honest Kitchen, and more. 575 New Waverly Place, Cary | 919.720.4765 HollywoodFeed.com caryliving.com | 111
carysightings COCOON GALLERY – ANNIVERSARY PARTY Cocoon Gallery in Apex celebrated their one-year anniversary. The community enjoyed meeting local artists, food, drawings, and music from the
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GALLOWAY RIDGE – BIG DEAL CASINO NIGHT Galloway Ridge was honored to participate in the Chef Challenge for The Big Deal Casino Night/Share to Care Gala that benefited Transitions Guiding Lights, an organization that provides support for caregivers. Galloway Ridge’s executive chef, David Voelz, captured the Silver Spoon with his award-winning entrée and dessert.
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PHOTOS COURTESY OF LEELA SCHOOL OF DANCE
LEELA SCHOOL OF DANCE - ANNUAL PROGRAM Students and community members celebrated Leela’s Annual Program in April, which showcased the talent of their students. This year’s program was of special significance since the North Carolina Arts Council recently awarded the school the 2018 North Carolina Heritage Award.
SPRING CHARITY FASHION SHOW – AUTUMN & AVERY/PLUM EVENT PLUM Hair-Atelier and Autumn & Avery Clothing Boutique teamed up for a Spring Charity Fashion Show to raise money for Habitat for Humanity Women Build. Models sported the latest outfits from Autumn & Avery Clothing Boutique while PLUM Hair-Atelier complemented each look with hair and makeup.
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INTERSECTIONS Artist: Anila Quayyum Agha
Intersections consists of a giant lantern that casts intricate patterns throughout the room. This work was inspired by Agha’s visit to the Alhambra in Granada, a palace originally built in 889 c.e., during a period when Muslims, Christians, and Jews coexisted peacefully in southern Spain. This inclusion struck Agha, who remembered her childhood in Pakistan where she—as a woman—was excluded from praying at her local mosque. In response, she created Intersections, a place of meditative wonder open to be experienced by all, a work that transforms any location into a beautiful, and perhaps sacred, space.
Anila Quayyum Agha uses a variety of media—including large sculptural installations, silkscreens, and embroidered drawings—through which she explores the deeply entwined political relationships among gender, culture, religion, labor, and social codes.
FEATURED IN THE EXHIBIT “YOU ARE HERE: LIGHT, COLOR, AND SOUND EXPERIENCES” AT THE N.C. MUSEUM OF ART, APRIL 7TH TO JULY 22ND.
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