Fayetteville Life

Wine & Pizza Pairing

This week, we introduce you to Fayetteville native and wine lover Dean Jackson, also known as Deano Vino. Jackson, who now lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, has been an amateur connoisseur of wine and food pairings for over 37 years. He’s also an outstanding cook.   This week, Deano Vino’s wine pick of the week is […]

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Bars

Hey, hey, hey all my first-time CityView Magazine readers!  I can’t wait to share with you how you can create magic in the kitchen in less than an hour. I know that with all the things we are surviving in the world, the last thing we need is to stress about pulling together something to […]

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“You just made two 10-year-olds so happy.”

True friendship, it seems, is as impressive as Mount Midoriyama and as strong as the tallest salmon ladder. That was certainly the case when 10-year-old Charlotte McBrayer had an idea for a 10th birthday surprise for her best friend, Emmie Yanagi. “Best birthday gift ever,” said Megan Yanagi. Emmie’s mom, who orchestrated the surprise. Charlotte’s […]

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Treat Her Like A Queen, And Him Like a King

Sunday is Valentine’s Day, that special day for your sweetheart. Wives and girlfriends always are zeroed in on this day. Husbands and boyfriends usually need a reminder. So, guys, here is your reminder. Valentine’ Day is just six days away. If you haven’t purchased that special gift, now is the time. And don’t forget the […]

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Valentine’s Day 2021

Upcoming Valentine’s Drinking & Dining Events There are no upcoming events at this time.

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A New Look For Our Cape Fear Regional Theatre

      If you are a patron or frequent fan of the Cape Fear Regional Theatre performances, you’ve likely missed seeing Mary Kate Burke thanking theater sponsors and introducing the plays and musicals.             Burke is the bubbly artistic director with unbridled energy and enthusiasm.             The theater on Haymount Hill may be shuttered these days […]

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Health: Service and Shots with a Smile

By: Kim Hasty Photography by: Lisa Thompson Chris Tart was on the move one recent morning. Already, his staff was running low on Pfizer vaccine inoculations, and he was among those helping to hurry over a fresh supply in this pharmacy-driven effort. Good thing Tart and the pharmacy team he oversees were already ahead of […]

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Weeks Parker: The Prince Charles Hotel

By: Weeks Parker My father, the late Weeks Parker, Sr., who was the owner and operator of Champion Automotive Equipment Company across from Liberty Point in the downtown historic section of Fayetteville, told me that in 1923 a Mr. Horserider from New York came to town and conned many local business owners, including my father, […]

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Good Eats: Isn’t it Romantic?

By: Janet Gibson Photography by: Cindy Burnham If the essence of Antonella’s Italian Ristorante were reflected in song, it would be Frank Sinatra’s lively “Fly Me to the Moon” followed by the heart and soul of Etta James’ “At Last.” The Antonella’s experience begins on a high note, like a giddy first date on a […]

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“Mind-stretching” Chess Soars in Popularity

By: Kim Hasty Photography by: Cindy Burnham It is not an easy game, no way. Whether for the grandmaster contemplating four or more moves ahead, or the novice just learning the rules of movement between a bishop and a knight, chess takes thought, strategy, concentration and, above all, caution. Dorothy, we’re not in Candy Land […]

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On the Front Line

By: Kim Hasty   Theirs isn’t the kind of experience that was covered in nursing school chemistry or physiology classes. In fact, nothing in nursing school prepared them for the challenges of the past year. “In the beginning, it was scary,” said Lakisha Kelly, the 42-year-old charge nurse for Cape Fear Valley Medical Center’s 8 […]

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The Last Word: You Have to Take a Bus to Get There

By: Tony Chavonne On a cold winter morning recently, I saw a city bus picking up passengers at the city’s downtown transit center. It made me reflect on a few impactful hours I spent with a bus rider several years ago. David was a single father of two young children who had been introduced to […]

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Fascinating Fayetteville: The Man with the Horn

By: Michael Futch Photography by: Cindy Burnham Earlier in Willie Bradley’s life, addictions to alcohol and cocaine mounted up to become the bane of his existence. “I could do good for a while,” he repeated twice, “and then stop.” He’s a former music instructor for 14 years in the Cumberland County and Fort Bragg school […]

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Two stories involving the same veterinary practice, both have happy endings

By: Kim Hasty Photography by: Tony Wooten Gunny the Greyhound was oblivious. “He just knows he’s going to get treats afterward,” said Dr. Josh Barkman. So there was Gunny on Christmas Eve, all 93 pounds of him, volunteering to give a life-saving blood transfusion for one sick little shelter dog. Well, not exactly volunteering but […]

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Love is in the Baked Goods at the Home of Amphitrite Manuel

By: Kim Hasty Photography by: Cindy Burnham When it comes to baking, Amphitrite Manuel blends simple ingredients with a poetic soul. The result is batch after batch of pastries that are always as beautiful as they are delicious. And she loves nothing better than to share them with others. Hers is a dining room table […]

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Bill Kirby Jr.: Hazel Green Eyes at the Front Door

All of us have a love story to tell. My latest is a little different from our theme this month of Romance and Resilience, and one I wasn’t anticipating, but the truth be told, she stole my heart. Say hello to Turdopholous. She loves me. Let there be no mistake. She absolutely loves me. “She’s […]

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Someday You’ll Thank Me: An Affair to Remember

By: Mary Zahran This is the story of one woman’s dark secret, a tale of a decades-long relationship fraught with unbridled passion and insatiable desire. Only now, in this month of romance and sweet surprises, do I dare confess to my love affair…with chocolate. I cannot recall the exact moment when I fell head over […]

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Good Reads: Looking for Love in all the Right Places

By: Diane Parfitt Everyone wants and needs love, because nothing feels better than receiving the love of another. And we soon learn that to receive love, we must give love. We have fun ways to show our love for others especially at this time of the year – Valentine cards, chocolate and flowers, special dates […]

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Editor’s Corner: A Salute to Lives Well-Lived

By: Kim Hasty My dad’s ribbons and medals are somewhere in my parents’ home, and I’m making a point in this new year to gather them. He and I attended a funeral together recently. Social distancing guidelines these days prevent people from attending funerals the way we had become accustomed to back when throngs of […]

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Blanketing Our Children with Love

By: Claire Mullen For far too many children in our community, a blanket, made quite simply from two rectangles of colorful fleece, stacked atop one another, fringed around the edges with scissors, and knotted together to bind them, is the most comforting thing they’ve been given in a long time. The blanket, to these particular […]

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