People check out muscle cars on Wednesday July 10, 2024, during the Cary Cruise Night. The weekly car show is hosted by the Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and draws about 125 cars and trucks each week. The event runs weekly on Wednesday through the end of August.

More than 45 children and their parents lined up about noon Saturday for a long-standing tradition during The Dole’s annual Lakeside Festival in Crystal Lake – the Decorated Kids Bike Parade. The bikes sport streamers, flags, bunting and all things red, white and blue. They are given a police escort from the corner of Lake and Dole avenues and Leonard Parkway to the festival grounds about 2 blocks away. Every child who participates gets a coupon for a free ice cream at one of three participating restaurants, and parents get a wristband allowing them free access to the festival. Shari Chakoian, president of the Crystal Lake Women of Today club, said the local chapter has sponsored the event for at least 40 years, and that she has volunteered for each of the years. While the parents like the wristband and the children a free ice cream, it’s probably the fun of riding in a parade that keeps families coming back every year.