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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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Crunchy, Savory Summertime

(Family Features) When warmer weather arrives, cravings trend toward fresh, seasonal flavors and lighter fare. In between the bike riding, kite flying, backyard gatherings and pool time, summertime meals enjoyed outdoors are a great way to get family and friends together. Whether it’s a refreshing salad tossed with sweet candied walnuts or a fillet of […]

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Get Your Grill On

(Family Features) Firing up the grill is an American tradition. The farm families who produce the food so many people enjoy at backyard cookouts want to share some of their favorite grilling recipes, as well as an appreciation for how food gets from the farm to the table. Farmers like Amanda Folkens, from Iowa, Danell […]

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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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Taste of West Africa

By: Erin Pesut                  When you walk into Taste of West Africa, you can smell it in the air: garlic, ginger, anise, the warm aroma of onions, tomatoes and curry, but there is another spice, too. Something hotter. Smokier. A spice I’ve never smelled before.          When I ask her to name that elusive […]

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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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Red, White & Blue Desserts

By: Erin Pesut   Summer is all about family holidays, and whether those include Memorial Day picnics, Fourth of July parties or backyard evening barbecues, these festive and patriotic desserts will be sure to please any crowd you’ve got!   Red, White and Blue Strawberries   Ingredients: 12 large strawberries 4 ounces white chocolate ¼ […]

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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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Mother’s Day Giveaway Contest

CityView Magazine and four of Fayetteville’s premier businesses want to make this Mother’s Day a memorable for one lucky mom! Enter as many times as you like until April 29 into CityView’s Mother’s Day Social Promotion Giveaway. A winner will be announced May 3rd ~ just in time for Mother’s Day! This amazing package includes […]

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Spring Spirits

By Miriam Landru Now that it’s 73 and sunny, it’s time for a more refreshing, crisp cocktail. Concoct and imbibe these favorite drinks from three Fayetteville haunts. Spring Thyme at ScrubOaks Contemporary American Pub                 ScrubOaks owners Tim and Gwen Holtsclaw pride themselves on providing fresh herbs to the ScrubOaks kitchen and bar from their […]

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The Formula for Success

By Alexandria Rappe You know how in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory you, along with the children, experience Wonka’s world of chocolate waterfalls, chocolate eggs and chocolate bars? Well, when you step into Fayetteville’s Superior Bakery, you are also transported into another world in itself with everything sweet, glazed, sprinkled and filled with delicacy. […]

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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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Joe Sugar Knows Food

By Erin PesutThere is always that one guy in town who can tell you just where to eat. Joe Sugar, a Fayetteville native and owner of Joe Sugar’s of St. Pauls, a destination menswear shop (“If you have a figure—we can fit it.”) knows best. I stopped in to chat with Joe Sugar about some […]

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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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