Take a Tour of Cumberland County’s Religious Heritage

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Every year the President proclaims January 16th to be Religious Freedom Day. The history of this important day goes back to 1786, to Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. That statute led to the establishment clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution— “the right of the people peaceably to assemble.” Even before our Constitution gave our nation the Right of Assembly, t… [...]

Holiday Wish #1: Savor the Season Outdoors!

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I recently compiled a list of 50 holiday events for the annual Christmas card we send out from the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Yes, you read that right. FIFTY. And they're not just happening in Fayetteville. Twenty of those events are spread throughout every one of Cumberland County's communities. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be sharing with you four blogs that feature di… [...]

Group Adventures at Our Recreation Gems – Part II

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In Part I of this blog series, I covered three of our most popular indoor recreation gems, where groups can bond over indoor skydiving, rock-climbing and jumping. Now let’s talk about a few of Cumberland County’s outdoor attractions that offer groups even more options. Whether you’re planning a reunion, corporate outing or team-building day, consider adding zip-lining to that itinerary. Maybe a rive… [...]

¡Hurra por Cinco de Mayo!

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If you’ve followed my blog for very long, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I’m from Texas and that I take two food groups seriously: barbecue and tacos. There’s a holiday approaching that Texans go crazy for, and that’s Cinco de Mayo (5th of May). This day is really nothing more than an excuse for us to drink margaritas and eat Mexican food, but I’m just fine with that. For the last couple of months, I… [...]

Our Magical Nature Escapes

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As we head into the last days of the holiday season, four nature escapes around the greater Fayetteville area are still lit up beautifully. Whether you’re visiting or showing off our area to guests, we recommend planning an evening out at one of these attractions. Each site is known for delighting young and old with their magical outdoor light displays and festive entertainment. The holidays have never s… [...]

Find Your Family Tradition in Cumberland County

Each holiday season I try to plan a new outing for my family that will hopefully become a lasting tradition. Last year, we experienced the grandeur of Holiday Lights in the Garden. Year before that, we joined the downtown revelry at A Dickens Holiday and took in the classic It’s a Wonderful Life on stage. As this season quickly approaches, I’m noticing how many festivities are planned not just in Fayettevi… [...]

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