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Lessons learned from climbing mountains

The first step of any endeavor is often the hardest one to take. The first “real” mountain that I attempted to climb was Mount Adams in the Cascades of Washington. In 2015, I set out with a guide company from Seattle to attempt to summit the mountain. Up until that point in my life I was an avid hiker, and I thought I was in the physical condition needed to climb a 12,000+ foot mountain. I wasn’t. Not even close.

Headquarters Library’s second floor offers all ages a place to explore and expand

Children’s laughter. Dancing feet. Spinning gears. Tapping blocks. A child’s emotional appeal to stay “just a few more minutes.” These hallmarks of play are the soundtrack of the reimagined second floor at Cumberland County’s Headquarters Library in downtown Fayetteville.

California artist Michele Rene’s “Green Pepper” was chosen for display at Cape Fear Studios' “6by Exhibit.” Known mostly for her figures and abstract forms, Rene decided on a different direction when answering the gallery’s call for smaller works of art.

2023 Fayetteville Greek Festival is Sept. 16-17

A celebration of all things Hellenic, the 2023 Fayetteville Greek Festival is scheduled Saturday and Sunday at  Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 614 Oakridge Ave.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre opened its season with “The Play That Goes Wrong,” a show with London origins and an award-winning Broadway pedigree. The production opened Friday night. On Saturday night, it played before a sold-out audience.

Five reasons why you need a library card

September is Library Card Signup Month, and if you have a library card you are in the majority of Americans. According to the Pew Research Center, 61% of Americans 16 and older have a library card. That’s an impressive number, but we library workers are overachievers. We want it to be 100%.

Fayetteville Technical Community College will host a free public performance of “Indivisible,” a dramatic look at the causes of violence and division in American history by playwright, scholar and FTCC communications instructor Sonny Kelly.

The city of Fayetteville will host a block party to celebrate winning the All-America City Award from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday on the Festival Park promenade, behind the Festival Plaza building at 225 Ray Ave., according to a news release.

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers' annual beer festival, Pecktoberfest, returns to Segra Stadium for the fifth year on from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 30. More than 20 breweries with more than 40 cold beer samples are confirmed to participate, a news release said.

Cumberland County Cooperative Extension will present a beginners beekeeping course with the first class on Sept. 28.

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