Dining & Entertainment

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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Hatsoff!

Horse race headdress got its start at the grand races in Great Britain such as the Royal Ascot. However, when the Kentucky Derby began in 1875, the trend crossed the pond.  So, channel your inner Kate Middleton and choose a chic fascinator. Or maybe a floppy sunhat or fedora will help you put your best […]

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Sweets for Spring

By: Miriam Landru Make your Easter a little more delicious by baking these inspired cupcakes.  Cupcakes are for all kids… including the kid at heart. Here we have some cupcakes for the whole family. It doesn’t matter if you prefer chocolate or vanilla… there’s something for everyone!  Snowball Cupcakes  Don’t let the name fool you… […]

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Artists at Work

By Melissa Goslin              No matter how many times you’ve stepped inside the doors of Cape Fear Studios, you never quite know what—or who—you’ll find inside.              On a blustery afternoon at Cape Fear Studios, Anette Szczekutek announces tea time in her thick Welsh accent. On break from her canvas, Szczekutek wanders by the other […]

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The DIY Health Revolution

By: Melissa Goslin               A few clicks around the Internet will turn up recipes for just about anything, along with a host of reviews from people who’ve tried it, swear by it or tweak it a little. There’s even a growing number of blogs and social media pages dedicated to concocting homemade health products, […]

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One Historic Golf Game

By: Marshall Waren Once upon a time, nearly 66 years ago, there was a famous golf match in Fayetteville. And it involved Arnold Palmer. You may have heard of him. He was a senior at Wake Forest College which, at the time, was outside of Raleigh. His playing partner was the great amateur star Harvie […]

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Connecting the Homeless with a Better Life

By Nathan Walls Crystal Bennett points to a bridge on Cool Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville. “That’s where some of our clients live,” said Bennett, executive director of Connections of Cumberland County. “Some of our clients live in places like that due to exhausting nightly shelter options.” It’s a grim reminder of how some homeless […]

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Up in the Air

By Miriam Landru One of the most popular fitness crazes within the last five years is not a three-hour drive to Charlotte, but just a few miles east in downtown Fayetteville. That craze is aerial fitness, which is acrobatics in the air performed on silks, trapeze and ropes among other apparatuses.             What became Air […]

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Sculpture Culture

By: James Johnson If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a sculpture should be worth at least a half million. Just think how many pictures can be taken of one sculpture. On February 11th through May 7th, Methodist University will play host to not one, but 20 of them, by world renowned French […]

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