Fourth of July in Cary, NC

Fourth Of July 1This upcoming weekend is the Fourth of July! There are so many events happening in the Triangle that I figured you would like to have a little guide to help you out. Today we are focusing on the Cary, NC events going on this weekend. Keep an eye out the rest of this week for all the other town events.

Bond Park is having Fourth of July events including a fishing tournament, parade decorations, and family contests! Bring everyone along to participate in Watermelon Eating, Sidewalk decorating and so much more. Afterwards head on over to Koka Booth for kids activities, music and fireworks! There are so many options to choose from. Check out the link we have below for more specific details to plan for your weekend.

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Dog Days of June

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Dog Days of June 2015

As we enter into the Summer months, make sure that you are careful with your furry friends! Keep them hydrated, there are some shops that have outdoor bowls for water or sometimes offer treats to dogs in the drive thru.

An event that happens annually at Fred G. Bond Metro Park is Dog Days of June, taking place June 6th! There is a disc competition, dog wash and a clinic for rabies shots and microchips. You can even adopt a new friend! Check out more information at the hyperlink below and plan a fun filled day with your best friend. Click Here for More.

Location: 801 High House Road
Phone:  (919) 469-4100

Fit Cary Month

Fit-Cary-Logo-w-Tag-Process-300-pixelThis year will be the fourth annual Fit Cary event, offering several free options to the public to help get into a fit routine this Spring. The entire month of Cary is “Fit Cary” Month, so keep track of upcoming events in the area to attend with Family and Friends! In addition to the fitness events, Cary is doing a BINGO game in which participants complete a health/wellness activity to receive a stamp. More information and the card itself can be found at the site listed below.

For more, search “Fit Cary Month” at http://www.townofcary.org or call 919-460-4974.

Java Jive – Cary, NC

JavaJivemenuDowntown Cary has been growing in recent years, including a new coffee shop. Today though we are going to highlight a beautiful family owned establishment called Java Jive. All the beans that are used are actually roasted and selected by the owner’s brother! You can get a whole lot more than just coffee at this place, there are some delicious milkshakes, smoothies, sodas and juices. You can get all the classic coffee and expresso drinks, or try something new from who ever is behind the counter! Please stop by and try something new, as well as help out a local business.

Location: 2425 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27518

Phone: (919) 816-8888

Cary, NC – Best Place to Live?

Market Watch released a new article today that ranks Cary, North Carolina as #8 in the Best Cities to Live in the United States in 2014. Even those who live around the area should take pride in this, the Triangle Area is a Beautiful location to find work and raise a family. I have posted below a portion of the article that reflects just Cary, but feel free to click on the Link Here to read the entire article and see what other cities made the cut.

 

“8. Cary, N.C.

Median household income: $86,151
Unemployment rate, 2013: 4.80%
Median home value: $298,200
Violent crime per 100,000 residents: 81.6
Average commuter travel time: 22.1 minutes

A typical home in Cary is worth nearly $300,000, roughly double the statewide median home value. While Cary’s real-estate market is relatively expensive, taxes are quite low, equal to less than 1% of typical home values. Nearby Raleigh, which is much larger, tends to be a more popular destination among state residents. Downtown Cary, however, is developing rapidly. In recent years, Cary has attracted high numbers of new businesses and young entrepreneurs. With the unemployment rate at less than 5% last year, the local economy seems to be doing well. According to IHS Global Insight, the Raleigh-Cary metro area is expected to be among the fastest-growing economies in the U.S.”

USA Baseball National Training Complex

Do we have any Baseball fans out there? I know that North Carolina doesn’t have a Major League team, but we do have the Muddy Mud Cats, Durham Bulls and College Level baseball to watch and enjoy! The USA Baseball National Training Complex is actually located in Cary, North Carolina.

The Complex houses many events, not only for youth to develop their skills, but even the Tournament of Stars where over 100 players from the Major Leagues come to show off their skill. There are work outs, games and skill development sessions; you can find the full schedule on their website linked below. USA Baseball, the program not MLB,  has been around since the 1980’s, though this complex is fairly new to the Cary area. The purpose of USA Baseball has been a tool for amateur players, as well as a representing member of the US Olympic Committee.

Website: Click Here

Location: 200 Brooks Park Ln, Cary, NC 27519

Phone: (919) 459-0761

Sports!

We are well into school starting up, which can only mean one thing…College Sports have started as well! Which Teams do you follow? In Raleigh, the huge triple tie is between Wolfpack, Tar Heel and Duke Fans. You can catch a number of games, whether you are into Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, or Football depending on the season. Cary also has a Baseball complex that houses Olympic Youth and the US Tournament of Stars! You don’t have to travel very far to get your fill of sports in the Triangle Area.

Keep an eye on posts through out this week as I highlight some of the main facilities where you can attend games during the Fall season. I will not show bias, though I will admit that one of my children went to NC State!