Cary Town Crews Train for Snow

Issue #001

In this Cary Spotlight Issue…

☀️ Cary NC Weather

🗓️ Lots Of Events This Week!

😷 Non-Profit Shields Community from Flu

⛄ Cary Town Crews Train for Snow

🏒 Carolina Hurricanes Face Tampa Bay Lightning in Crucial Game 7

🎃 Boo-gie Down: Halloween Festivities!


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Boo-gie Down: Halloween Festivities!

Cary Events:

  1. Mummy & Son Ball - Oct. 25, 6:30-8 p.m. at Ritter Shelter. A themed evening with dancing, games, and prizes. Cost: $21/child-guardian pair.

  2. Zumba® Halloween Party - Oct. 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Bond Park Community Center. A festive workout session. Cost: $6-$8, 18+ only.

  3. Pumpkin Flotilla - Oct. 27, 4-7 p.m. at Bond Park Boathouse. Watch pumpkins sail across the lake and enjoy discounted boat rides.

  4. The Great Pumpkin Carve - Oct. 28, 2-8 p.m. in Downtown Cary. Community pumpkin carving, face painting, and a movie showing.

  5. Ghostly Legends at the Old Hotel - Oct. 28, two showings at Page-Walker Arts & History Center. Experience ghostly tales for $20/person, ages 12+.

Apex Events:

  1. Witches Night Out - Oct. 27, 5-9 p.m. in Downtown Apex. Enjoy late-night shopping with special discounts.

  2. Tour of Frights - Until Nov. 1, 6-9 p.m. A Halloween-themed tour of 24 decorated homes and businesses.

  3. Scarecrow Row & Haunted Nature Trail - Until Oct. 31 at Apex Community Park. View community-made scarecrows.

  4. Goblin’s Groove Family Dance - Oct. 28, 5-7 p.m. at Halle Cultural Arts Center. Dance, games, and Halloween fun. Tickets: $5/person, $2 for kids under 2.

Join in the Halloween spirit with these exciting events in Cary and Apex!

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Cary Town Crews Train for Snow

As cooler months approach, the Town of Cary's crews are gearing up. On Thursday, snowplows were out on the streets, not only preparing for potential snow but also for the upcoming leaf collection season. Cary’s Public Works Director, Matthew Flynn, emphasized the importance of proactive preparation, especially since snow is a rare occurrence in North Carolina. The training involved ensuring equipment functionality, familiarizing with routes, learning to mix brine, and proper tree removal techniques for storm scenarios, given the region's susceptibility to ice events and falling trees.

Non-Profit Shields Community from Flu

In this 2006 image, a qualified healthcare practitioner was in the process of administering an intramuscular immunization to a middle-aged woman, using the woman’s left shoulder muscle as the injection site. The practitioner immobilized the injection area with her free hand.

Cary Area EMS, a Cary, North Carolina-based non-profit, has been at the forefront of flu prevention for over 20 years with their annual free drive-through flu clinic. The event aims to vaccinate as many residents as possible before the height of flu season, benefiting individual health and curbing the virus's spread. Attendees are also encouraged to donate canned goods for the Dorcas Ministries food pantry, merging health protection with community support.

The clinic not only offers vaccines but also sheds light on Cary Area EMS's evolution from a 911 EMS service to a community-centric non-profit emphasizing outreach and education. The event's popularity is evident, with attendance numbers ranging from 200-250 and occasionally reaching 500.

Additionally, Wake County Public Health provides free flu shots every Thursday, giving residents another vaccination avenue. Cary Area EMS's initiative underscores the significance of community involvement in bolstering public health and the vital role of flu vaccinations.

Carolina Hurricanes Face Tampa Bay Lightning in Crucial Game 7

The Carolina Hurricanes, currently at a 3-3-0 record, are set to play against the Tampa Bay Lightning (2-2-2) at Amalie Arena on Tuesday. This match concludes the Hurricanes' season-opening west coast road trip, where they aim to break their two-game losing streak. While the Hurricanes lead the league with 28 goals, they've also conceded 30, the highest in the league. On the other hand, the Lightning are on a three-game point streak, having scored 20 goals (7th in the league) and allowed 24, second only to the Hurricanes. Betting on a Hurricanes comeback might be challenging.

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