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October Food & Wine Party

This is the earliest that we have ever sent out an EventBrite for a CityView occasion – but in the past two weeks we have been overwhelmed with calls, emails, and comments inquiring about The Food & Wine Party in October. What our CityView readers want – they get. So ladies and gentlemen: the link […]

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Reading Nook: New Books By Authors We Love

I love it when I discover an author who, after I have read one of their books, compels me to find others they have written and read them too. If that author has a new book on the way, I find myself anxiously awaiting that one too. There are many authors like that who we […]

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Place your Napkin in your Lap: The art of etiquette and good ol’ fashioned table manners

By Taylor Aube  What do you do with all those forks? Which way do you pass the gravy? Who eats first? Have you ever been stumped on what to do at the table? We can all relate to Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson in Titanic when he’s having a first-rate dinner with the first-class passengers. […]

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Bowls, Bowls, Bowls: An Eating Tradition Becomes Community Art

By: Pamolu Oldham  Sue Parker Byrd takes a break after breakfast and cleanup on a typical Tuesday morning at Operation Inasmuch, an organization that feeds breakfast to 80 to 100 of our community every weekday. The staff and volunteers serve family members who arrived hungry—for eggs, sausage, grits, coffee and hot chocolate. This morning I […]

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Reading the Classics – The Second Time Around

By: Diane Parfitt  In high school, you probably had at least one great English teacher who introduced you to books that you might not have read if they had not been required. The best teachers made them interesting and inspired you to enjoy these books. Alas, I did not have a teacher like that – […]

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Princess Mania!

These daring and graceful princesses from Sprinkle Pop Play bring magic and happiness wherever they go! We stopped to get to know some of the princesses a little bit better.     1. What is your real name?  BC: Brittany Campbell  KH: Kelsey Hay  MG: Malerie Goodman  TK: Taylor Kraft    2. Which is your favorite […]

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The Art of Sacred Spaces

By Pamolu Oldham  To experience art, we often anticipate destination points—the High Museum in Atlanta, our own North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, the Nasher in Durham, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in NYC, Tate in London. But even close to home we can find stunning works of art in our community’s sacred spaces, […]

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Faith on Film

By James Johnson   For Fayetteville-based filmmaker Jeremiah McLamb, the world of film production is one of organized chaos. It is a constant juggling act of balancing art and business, passion and obligation and spirituality as well as entertainment.    McLamb, however, wouldn’t have it any other way, as he says he owes his entire filmmaking career […]

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Grilling Tips to Get You to Pitmaster Status

Give your grill some sizzle by combining your favorite cuts of meat and unique combinations of dry rub ingredients. In no time, you’ll earn “pitmaster” status among your friends and family as you create amazing flavors that will impress even the biggest BBQ fans. The key to success on the grill is top-notch ingredients, and […]

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DIY Wedding Trends

Pinboards are buzzing with endless inspiration, bringing clever and colorful projects to life. For brides to be, the hottest looks in wedding decor can be yours with just a bit of creativity. The evolution of touch is underway, with fabrics and embellishments featuring texture and intrigue becoming huge hits this bridal season. Take materials such […]

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3 Ways to Personalize Your Party Treats

From “just-because” gatherings to birthday blowouts and major holidays, you’ll have everything you need to personalize your party with these quick party tricks. Decorate with ColorColor adds a pop of personality to any party. Kick it up a notch with a customized color palette that matches your unique party theme. Use the new Wilton Color […]

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A Better Birthday Bash

(Family Features) No birthday party is complete without a birthday cake… or is it? Put a unique twist on your celebration by switching out the typical sheet cake for something a little more festive. When it comes to choosing an alternative, nearly any dessert will do. The key to making it feel like a party-worthy […]

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The Haymont Grill

By: Marshall Waren          Since we started CityView ten years ago, this column has mostly been about Fayetteville, the old and new. Well, on Friday night, April 8th, 2016, when the Haymont Grill was destroyed by fire, a piece of Fayetteville died.          The Haymont Grill has been an institution in Fayetteville for over sixty […]

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The Ins and Outs of Fayetteville Rummage Sales

By: Courtney Phillips          Saturday mornings begin early for yard sale enthusiast, Lexi Hasapis. “Every Friday night, I go to bed and think, ‘I’m not going yardsaling tomorrow,’ but I wake up early. I’m usually out and about by 8:00,” laughed the Fayetteville native.            Of the hobby which began in childhood with […]

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The Sound of Fayetteville

By: Alexandria Rappe and Erin Pesut   Music comforts us all. It transports us, gives us goosebumps and reminds us we are not alone. You may have known that CAMEO Art House Theatre, the local independent movie theatre downtown, plays films, but did you know they also have live music performances? Now you can experience […]

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Amazing Acts of Character

By: Renarta Clanton Moyd              Each month through the school system’s character recognition program titled “Amazing Acts of Character,” schools are asked to nominate students who display character above and beyond expected behavior.             One student was recently selected from individual school nominations for displaying “Amazing Acts of Character” and will be recognized and honored […]

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2016 Summer Family Events

By Erin Pesut Fun Things to Do: Inside, Outside, even on a Rainy Summer Day  May 7: The Lantern Fest @ Fayetteville Motor Speedway             Don’t miss this one-night event full of music, s’mores, family-friendly activities and a paper lantern launch at sundown to illuminate the human spirit. There will be hundreds of glowing lanterns […]

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Symphony in the Spring

By Taylor AubeMusic is a powerful medium that can touch the hearts and minds of everyone- no matter their race, religion or gender. Celebrating the history of music and continuing the excellence of art is the role many symphonies play in their communities. The Cape Fear region is home to the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, whose […]

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The First Day of Spring

By: Bill McFadyen                  Spring only officially arrives in Eastover when traffic stops on NC 301 Business for about 20 minutes on a Saturday morning, during which time all the community sandlot baseball teams parade ¾ of a mile on homemade floats from Armstrong Elementary to Ballpark Road.  For 10 years, I towed or rode […]

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Of Pancakes and Other Elixirs

By: Bill McFadyen                 My dad had a personality trait of keeping his cards close to the vest.  He did not want publicized the specifics of his business or personal life.  That wall came tumbling down, though, when in the presence of women in the work force.  He could not help but to interact openly. […]

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