Places to Gather with Friends & Family

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As the Christmas carol reminds us, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Whether you’re hosting out-of-town guests or visiting Cumberland County during the holidays, we’re sharing some warm, inviting places to gather with friends and family. Make yourself at home in a local coffee house. Plan a party at a countryside venue. Introduce your guests to one of our new breweries. These are a f… [...]

Indoor Recreation for Traveling Families

For traveling families, the most difficult season of the year may be winter, because of how challenging it can be to entertain kids indoors. As a parent myself, I am always on the hunt for ways to keep my child from going stir-crazy on trips. Here, in the communities of Cumberland County, we have a wide variety of indoor attractions that present great recreational options for kids, whether they be toddlers o… [...]

10 Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day

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If you’re wondering where you and yours can spend this Veterans Day weekend, I’m counting at least 10 events taking place all over the communities of Cumberland County. Many of the planned activities are part of the annual Heroes Homecoming initiative that, this year, focuses on honoring our Vietnam veterans; however, other events will be celebrating all veterans. Join us in Cumberland County thi… [...]

Let’s Go, Fayetteville Marksmen!

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Visit Cumberland County in the spring and summer, and you’ll find the locals out cheering on our Fayetteville SwampDogs and Cape Fear Heroes. In the fall and winter, though, we turn into big hockey fans. This season, we have even more reason to spend our weekends rink-side at the Crown Coliseum, and that’s the debut of our Fayetteville Marksmen—a professional minor league ice hockey team, formerl… [...]

Cumberland County’s Shopping Treasures

My mother-in-law is that person who starts her Christmas shopping in July and has her entire house decorated no later than Thanksgiving. And then there’s me, the procrastinator type who starts panicking a week out from Christmas. This year, I’m determined to take my cues from my MIL and scout out shopportunities to get a jump-start on Santa’s list. There’s one thing I know for sure about Cumberla… [...]

Halloween All Grown-Up

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I could share with you a long list of kid-friendly Halloween events taking place around Cumberland County, but I’d rather talk about all the fun that grown-ups will be having this month, instead. Are you into creepy cemetery tours? How about costumed pub runs? Or maybe a suspenseful night at the theater is more your thing. I’ve covered all the bases here, and have 10 suggestions for how you and the crew c… [...]

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