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Cary Spotlight (Travel + Discover Edition): Issue #209

Professionalism at 30,000 Feet, Record-Breaking RDU, Memorial Day Honors, & Cary's Italian Delights

In this Cary Spotlight Issue…

πŸ’­Spotlight Hook Trivia

β˜€οΈ Cary NC Weather

πŸ”₯ Daily Quote

🧭 Professionalism at 30,000 Feet: EVA Flight Attendants Halt In-Flight Brawl

✈️ Nearly 59,000 Passengers in a Day: RDU Sets New Record

πŸŽ–οΈ Paying Tribute to Our Heroes This Memorial Day

πŸ˜‹ Savoring the Best of Cary: 3 Must-Try Italian Cuisine Restaurants

πŸ˜‹Tasty Trend: 🦞 Kennebunkport Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich

πŸ›οΈ Support Cary Local Businesses

Question: Who is the first female Prime Minister of the UK?

(Answer at the bottom of the newsletter.)

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β€œTry to travel, otherwise you may become racist, and you may end up believing that your skin is the only one to be right, that your language is the most romantic and that you were the first to be the first.


because if you don't travel then your thoughts won’t be strengthened, won’t get filled with ideas.

Your dreams will be born with fragile legs and then you end up believing in tv-shows, and in those who invent enemies that fit perfectly with your nightmares to make you live in terror.


because travel teaches to say good morning to everyone regardless of which sun we come from.


because travel teaches to say goodnight to everyone regardless of the darkness that we carry inside


because traveling teaches to resist, not to depend, to accept others, not just for who they are but also for what they can never be. To know what we are capable of, to feel part of a family beyond borders, beyond traditions and culture. Traveling teaches us to be beyond.


otherwise you end up believing that you are made only for a panorama and instead inside you there are wonderful landscapes still to visit.”

- Gio Evan, poet and songwriter. Translated from Italian.

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Professionalism at 30,000 Feet: EVA Flight Attendants Halt In-Flight Brawl

During a flight from Taipei to San Francisco, three flight attendants on EVA Air demonstrated commendable professionalism by intervening in a physical altercation between two passengers. The incident occurred approximately three hours into the 12-hour journey on EVA Flight BR08, operated by the Taiwan-based airline.

The confrontation began over a seating dispute when one passenger, attempting to distance himself from another who was coughing, moved to a seat that was already occupied. This led to a physical exchange between the two men. Swiftly, three female flight attendants managed the situation, ensuring the safety and comfort of all onboard. With help from some passengers, the attendants separated the disputants, allowing the flight to proceed smoothly and land in San Francisco on schedule.

Following the incident, EVA Air reiterated its zero-tolerance policy towards disruptive behavior on flights. The airline also promised to recognize the flight attendants for their actions. Authorities in San Francisco were alerted, and the two involved passengers were detained for questioning upon arrival.

This event is not the first notable disturbance on an EVA flight; a previous incident in 2019 involved inappropriate demands made by a passenger towards flight attendants. Subsequently, EVA has made significant changes to its hiring policies, including the integration of male flight attendants into their crew. Read Full Story

Nearly 59,000 Passengers in a Day: RDU Sets New Record

Last Monday (the day after Mother’s Day), Raleigh-Durham International Airport set a new record with almost 59,000 passengers in a single day, driven by the dual demand of Mother's Day and local college graduations.

This record represents a 6.1% increase over the prior record from October 2023. Throughout April, passenger numbers were also on the rise, with over 1.3 million travelers, indicating a 3.7% increase from March and a 7.7% year-over-year improvement.

The airport anticipates further growth in the coming months, especially with the introduction of new international flight routes. Read full story

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Cary Spotlight Editor on deployment in Iraq circa 2007. A memorable trip, indeed.

Paying Tribute to Our Heroes This Memorial Day

As Memorial Day draws near, I find myself reflecting on the sacrifices made by so many for the liberties we often take for granted. This day is more than just the unofficial start to summer; it's a day of remembrance and gratitude.

Memorial Day is Monday, May 27, 2024.

"Monday will be the most expensive holiday on the calendar. Every hot dog, every burger, every spin around the lake, or drink with friends and family... is a debt... purchased by others. This is not about all who have served... that day comes in the fall. This one is in honor of those who paid in life & blood; whose Moms never saw them again, whose Dads wept in private, whose wives raised kids alone and whose kids only remember them from pictures. This isn't simply a day off. This is a day to remember - that others paid for every free breath we ever get to take." - Unknown Author

This Memorial Day, as we enjoy our time with loved ones, let's also remember and honor those who can't be with their families. Thank you to all who have served and sacrificed. Your courage is the foundation of our freedom.

Chris Coetzer, PhD
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Savoring the Best of Cary: 3 Must-Try Italian Cuisine Restaurants

If you're craving classic Italian cuisine in Cary, North Carolina, you're in for a treat. The town is home to a variety of exceptional restaurants, each offering their own spin on quintessential Italian dishes.

  1. Enrigo Italian Bistro: Located in the heart of Cary, Enrigo Italian Bistro is known for its fresh ingredients and authentic recipes. Guests can enjoy a variety of handmade pastas, risottos, and wood-fired pizzas, all crafted with a touch of traditional Italian flair.

  2. Lugano Ristorante: This upscale restaurant serves a mix of contemporary and traditional Italian dishes. The elegant setting complements their sophisticated menu which features specialties like truffle ravioli, seafood linguine, and a selection of fine Italian wines.

  3. Bocci Trattoria & Pizzeria: Known for its lively atmosphere and authentic Italian dining, Bocci Trattoria & Pizzeria serves up a diverse menu of classic Italian dishes, including specialty pizzas, hearty pastas, and delicious antipasti. The friendly service and family-oriented environment make it a favorite among locals.

Did we miss any of your favorite Italian restaurants in Cary? Let us know at [email protected].

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And now some words from our Dear Readers
❀️I love Cary and Thank you for the flowers❀️

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🦞 Kennebunkport Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich πŸ˜‹

Dive into the decadence of our Kennebunkport Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich, featuring succulent Maine lobster, creamy mascarpone, and melty provolone cheese on golden-browned bread.

Credit: Recipes Emily

πŸ“‹ Ingredients List:

  • 4-6 tablespoons, room temperature Butter

  • 1 teaspoon Chili Paste

  • Β½ cup, softened Mascarpone Cheese

  • 2, thinly sliced (white and green parts) Scallions

  • ΒΌ cup, small dice Tomatoes

  • 4 slices, country-style White Bread

  • 4 thin slices Provolone Cheese

  • Β½ cup Arugula

  • 1 cup, cooked and coarsely chopped Maine Lobster

πŸ“ Instructions:

  • Prepare Chili Butter:

    Mix butter and chili paste in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • Make Cheese Mixture:

    In a medium bowl, blend mascarpone cheese, scallions, and tomatoes. Spread evenly on each bread slice.

  • Assemble Sandwiches:

    On two slices of bread with the cheese mixture, layer one slice of provolone, arugula, and evenly distribute the lobster. Top with another slice of provolone and cover with the remaining bread slices, cheese mixture facing down.

  • Cook the Sandwiches:

    In a large nonstick skillet, melt half of the chili butter over medium heat. Place the sandwiches in the skillet, adding the rest of the butter on top. Cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side, ensuring the cheese is melted and warm.

  • Serve this luxurious grilled cheese and enjoy a gourmet treat that combines the rich flavors of the sea with classic comfort food.

Give it a try and let us know what you think.

The Answer to the Cary Spotlight Hook Trivia Question πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

Margaret Thatcher, known as the "Iron Lady," was the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, serving from 1979 to 1990. A member of the Conservative Party, Thatcher was a polarizing figure known for her strong deregulatory and privatization policies as well as her tough stance against the Soviet Union. Her leadership significantly impacted British politics and global affairs during the Cold War era. Link to Bio