Cary Opens Bids for Stretch of White Oak Creek Greenway

The Town of Cary has opened invitation for bids on construction of the Macarthur section of the town’s White Oak Creek Greenway. Town officials said sealed bids must be submitted no later than 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to the Town of Cary at the office of the Transportation & Facilities Department. Bids will be opened and read publicly for the furnishing of materials, labor, and equipment. The project will include construction of 0.5 miles of pedestrian improvements consisting of approximately 1,191 feet of concrete greenway, 102 feet of pedestrian tunnel under CSXT railroad, 916 feet of concrete boardwalk, and 355 feet of concrete sidewalk. The project will also include improvements for pedestrian infrastructure at the Davis Drive and Park Village Drive intersection, minor utility construction, grading, drainage, paving, erosion control, and landscaping. Cary’s White Oak Greenway originates in Bond Park and currently consists of segments of trail that extend 4.7 miles from Bond Park to Green Level Church Road in the west of Cary. When completed, White Oak Creek Greenway, together with the Black Creek Greenway, will extend over a distance of 14 miles and connect to the American Tobacco Trail, Durham, Bond Park, Lake Crabtree County Park, Umstead State Park, and Raleigh. The trail is also part of the planned East Coast Greenway, which will eventually extend from Maine to Florida.

Cary Opens Fall Sports League Registration

The Town of Cary will open its fall youth and adult sports league registration beginning in June and July. Registration for youth baseball and softball (ages 8-16) will begin on June 18. Registration for youth basketball (ages 5-8) will begin on June 25.  Additionally, the town of Cary will begin registration for senior and adult softball leagues between June 25th and July 15. Registration for adult volleyball will be held between July 30 and August 2.  For more information on registration, fees and league schedules contact Tracey Hedgepath at tracey.hedgepeth@townofcary.org, or call (919) 469-4062.

Cary Theater To Launch New Film Festival in 2018

The Cary Theater in June this year will launch a new film festival aimed at highlighting the area’s filmmaking talent. The festival, called “BEYOND: The Film Festival” will be held June 14-17 will focus on the theme “Hometown Stories.” Festival organizers say the event will feature a short film competition and screenplay writing competition (length – 30 minutes or less). The inspiration for the name of the festival came from the Cary region’s nickname in the late 1700’s – Bradford’s Ordinary. The festival aims to go Beyond Ordinary, and thus the name. Organizers have provided the following guidelines for submissions to the event:

FOR FILMMAKER AND SCREEN WRITERS:

Competition Short Films must have been completed after January 1, 2016 and should not exceed 30 minutes in length, including credits. All non-English language films must have English subtitles. Each film must follow the theme of “Hometown Stories”, but is not limited to genre.

Screenplays must have been completed after January 1, 2016. Submitted screenplays should be for short films and should not exceed 40 pages in length and written in English. Each film must follow the theme of “Hometown Stories”, but is not limited to genre.