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Editor's Corner April Dogwood 2017

04/07/2017 11:00AM, Published by Jennifer Gonzalez, Categories: CV ARTICLES

By Erin Pesut

This time last year I was organizing my stash of red pens on my new editor’s desk at CityView. Driving to and from work—then, as a new editor and now, as a more seasoned one—I loved seeing the trees in bloom, the flowers coming up, the birds flitting about and watching the colors grow brighter each day.

Spring is a season unlike anything else.

As a little girl in South Carolina, I can remember the azalea bushes, pearl white magnolias and the smell of honeysuckle as I rode by on my bicycle. In the spring, you could not pull me inside. I was always running up and down the street with my friends on Braddock Point.

In this Dogwood issue, we’ve collected an abundance of springtime stories. Discover where you can hop on the Cape Fear River for a boat ride and a history lesson, learn how the community is shaping the future of Cumberland County and set up your itinerary for the ever-favorite Fayetteville Dogwood Festival at the end of the month.

Plus, get involved with new public art downtown! After reading our Art story, venture out and snap your most creative picture of the sculptures and tag it #cityviewcontest on Instagram for your chance to have your photograph published in a future issue!

Whatever you do, find a spot to sit in the sun, warm up and enjoy all the possibilities springtime brings.


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    07:00AM — 06:00PM

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  • Fourth Friday

    06:00PM — 10:00PM

    Fourth Friday is a true downtown celebration of the arts. Exhibitors and artists of all types com...

  • Birthday Dance & Potluck

    09:00PM — 01:00AM

    Celebrate your birthday month with others every 4th Friday of the month! Birthday dance & potluc...

  • Summer Kickoff Party

    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Kick stands up! Time to kick off summer with a bang. Come and enjoy live music featuring Ethan Ha...

  • Beer Mile


    Registration starts at 9:00 • First group is at 9:30 • Next group goes at 10:00 • Then the rel...

  • Korean War Remembrance Ceremony

    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    The Airborne and Special Operations Museum hosts its annual Korean War Remembrance Ceremony. This...

  • Perennial Pot with Broken "Stuff" Workshop

    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    It is time to get your hands a little dirty! Join us THIS Saturday, June 24th, at 10:00 am fo...

  • Silly Saturday

    11:00AM — 01:00PM

    Every fourth Saturday, Fascinate-U hosts a special guest or a special activity for the children. ...

  • Public Works

    12:00PM — 04:00PM

    Come see all types of visual art for all ages. Visit the Arts Council's galleries to see the lar...

  • Amateur "Ham" Radio Field Day

    02:00PM — 02:00PM

    Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 24-25 Demonstrates Science, Skill and Service June 11, 2017 ...

  • Out of Sight Wing Fling

    03:00PM — 08:00PM

    SAVE THE DATE, The Vision Resource Center Second Annual “Out of Sight” Wing Fling Fundraising Eve...

  • Birding in the Sandhills


    Attention bird enthusiasts and those of the like! Join Ranger Fields and local birder extraordina...

  • SwampDogs Game


    Florence RedWolves at Fayetteville SwampDogs

  • The Fayetteville Area Shaggers' Hall of Fame will host an Induction Ceremony and Party to honor s...

  • Huske All White Party

    10:00PM — 02:00AM

    Huske Hardware House is hosting a All White Party so come dressed to impress and dance the night ...

  • Renaissance Classical Preschool Summer Camp

    07:00AM — 06:00PM

    Renaissance Classical Preschool Summer camp June 12th-August 4th. Our Summer camp is designed to ...

  • Tai Chi for Health


    Practice this flowing eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the Garden. ...

  • Firecracker 4 Miler

    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    Fayetteville’s Premier Road Running Event returns on Tuesday July 4, 2017. Come on out and suppor...

  • Rap and R&B fans, get ready! International-recording artists Rick Ross and K. Michelle are coming...

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