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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Calling all craft beer lovers and adventurous sippers! Fuquay-Varina's downtown scene just got a whole lot more exciting with the launch of their brand new Social District. That's right, folks – starting today (Thursday, May 23rd!), you can grab a brew from your favorite local spot and enjoy it while strolling through the designated district.

Cheers to Weekend Wanderings🍻

Here's the scoop:

  • Hours: Thursdays & Fridays from 4pm-9pm, Saturdays from 12pm-9pm.
  • The Essentials: You gotta be 21+ to participate, and your drink must be in an official Fuquay-Varina Social District cup. Boundaries will be clearly marked, so you know exactly where you can roam with your beverage. All drinks must be consumed and disposed of within the district boundaries.
  • Supporting Local: Look for participating businesses with a special window cling, depending on the color of the sign depends on if they are taking part in the district fun or not. GREEN = Beverages may be brought into the establisment BLUE = Beverages are sold here and outside beverages are allowed RED = Beverages are not allowed in establishment

The Social District is a fantastic way to support our amazing local breweries and establishments all while exploring the charm of downtown Fuquay-Varina in a whole new way. 🍺Picture this:

  • Brewery/Resturant hopping: Visit multiple breweries, sample their latest creations, and enjoy them outside in the beautiful weather.
  • Lively evenings: Take your beverage to an outdoor concert or browse the shops with a refreshing beer in hand (in a Social District cup, of course!).

This is the perfect chance to experience our growing town in a fresh, new way this summer. Grab a cold one from a local brewery, soak up the atmosphere, and explore the charming shops and eateries around town. It's a win-win for everyone – you get to enjoy your favorite brews outdoors, and our local businesses get a boost.🍸

Cheers to summer, cheers to local brews, and cheers to Fuquay-Varina!

Check out the participating businesses below - FUQUAY DISTRICT - Fainting Goat Brewing Company Happy's Country Club Inner Beast Hatchet House Revelry Barber & Shave Shop El Cantarito Bar and Grill The Mill Original Strength Institute Curated Craft Marketplace Brus on Main Anna's Pizzeria Merle Norman Cosmetics & All Things Girly Boutique Ruby James and Maren Mays Abshure Realty Group Mason Jar Tavern Casa Amigos Cocina Mexican Bar Family Optical Graff Creative Pass It On Thrift Store KnB's Marketplace Brus on Main Vicious Fishes VARINA DISTRICT - Pints Aviator TapHouse Aviator Pizzeria & Beer Shop Aviator Smokehouse Oaklyn Springs Taproom Rebel PT Big Chat Salon Mason Jar Lager Company J&S New York Pizza Lollipops Children's Boutique Nil's Mediterranean Cuisine Moonlight Liquor Lounge Live View Studio

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Right here in Fuquay, a young entrepreneur is making waves (pun intended) in the world of sustainable fashion. Holden Bierman, a sophomore at Fuquay-Varina High School, is the mastermind behind Coastal Cool.   Holden isn't your average teenager. Forget about video games; this go-getter has been dreaming of business ventures since a young age! The brand's centerpiece? A line of stunning beach and swimwear, all crafted from a surprising source: recycled plastic bottles.   Imagine this: you slip into a Coastal Cool bikini or boardshorts, feeling confident and comfortable. But that's not all. With every purchase, you're taking a stand for our planet. Coastal Cool isn't just about looking good, it's about feeling good knowing you're part of the solution.   But wait, there's more! The designs themselves capture the essence of island life. Think bright, tropical prints that transport you to a palm-fringed paradise. Whether you're lounging by the pool or soaking up the sun on the Carolina coast, Coastal Cool's laid-back aesthetic is perfect for embracing your inner beach bum.   Holden started by designing everything himself, but as Coastal Cool has grown, he's learned the value of collaboration. The brand now offers a wider range of styles, ensuring there's something for everyone who wants to join the sustainable fashion movement.   Check out their 2024 styles HERE!
Thursday, May 9, 2024

This Mother's Day weekend, treat the special lady in your life to a day she'll never forget! Whether your mom's a shopping enthusiast, a music lover, or loves a good food spot, Fuquay offers something for everyone.

For the Shopping Mom:

  • Fuquay Historic District: This charming district boasts a variety of unique boutiques and shops. Head over to a Southern Dash to find some cute summer outfits (previously Shoppes on Main), or take a stroll down to KnB's Marketplace and browse their many vendors for that one unique gift.
  • Varina District: Some moms love their tea time, some moms love their cooking time. Either way, Fuquay Spice and Tea offers TONS of options from cooking oils, to unique seasoning blends, teas, and so much more! Don't forget to stop by Flowers on Broad Street and grab her a beautiful bouquet or a new house plant!

For the Music Mom:

  • LIVE music for Mom: Bring your dancin' shoes and shake off the blues as Brus on Main celebrates Mother's Day with the Mutts! Brus on Main will be serving up Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner + cocktails and coffee all while you can enjoy some live music from the Purebred Mutts.

For the Foodie Mom:

  • Brunch is Always a Good Idea: Treat Mom to a delicious brunch at one of our town's many unique dining options. Mason Jar Tavern offers delicious brunch options.
  • Relax, Watch the Canes, and Eat Good: Maybe mom is in the mood for some wings or a burger? Check out The Brick for a unique twist to 'bar food'! With many choices for food, beer, and specialty cocktails; The Brick is always a great option!

Think outside of the box:

  • Take her Axe Throwing: Let Mom relieve some stress at Inner Beast Hatchet House! If you've never been you are certainly in for a fun-filled afternoon! Never thrown an axe? That's fine, it gets easier and easier with each throw and you'll have some AXEperts right by your side if needed!
  • Explore the Outdoors: Picnic in the park for you and Mom? With many parks and trails throughout Fuquay, there's ample ways to enjoy the outdoors with mom! Parks of Fuquay / Trails of Fuquay

Making it a Day: No matter what activities you choose, personalize the day to make it extra special for Mom. Here are some local happenings to help plan your days out:

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Calling all locals and adventurers alike! Looking for a break from the everyday and a chance to create some unforgettable memories? Then look no further than Cape Fear River Adventures, located just a short drive down the road in Lillington!

Cape Fear River Adventures offers the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature and experience the thrill of tubing down the scenic Cape Fear River. Suitable for all ages and experience levels, tubing is a fantastic activity for families, groups of friends, or even a solo adventure.

💭Imagine this: 

  • A sunny day with a gentle breeze as you float down the calm waters of the Cape Fear.
  • An ice-cold beverage of your choice in your hand. Sandwiches packed for later.
  • Lush greenery lining the riverside, providing shade and a peaceful atmosphere.
  • The refreshing cool water keeping you comfortable on a warm day.
  • Occasional gentle rapids adding a touch of excitement to your journey.

Cape Fear River Adventures makes it easy to enjoy this idyllic experience. They provide everything you need for a fun-filled day on the river, including:

  • Top-quality tubes
  • Life jackets
  • Transportation back to the starting point after your float

🌞Here's what makes Cape Fear River Adventures a go-to option this Summer:

  • Variety of Trips: Choose from a leisurely 2-mile float perfect for families or a longer adventure for those seeking a bit more time on the water.
  • Convenience: Quick car ride from Fuquay-Varina to Lillington.
  • Safety First: Experienced staff and all the necessary safety equipment ensure a worry-free adventure.
  • Family-Friendly: A perfect activity for all ages to create lasting memories together.

So, ditch the screens and the hustle & bustle of the streets. You don't want to miss this unique experience just 20 minutes away from Downtown Fuquay!

Ready for your adventure? Visit their website at https://capefearadventures.com/ or call them at 919-495-5555 to book your trip today!

Monday, April 22, 2024

Living in Fuquay-Varina we are blessed with abundant sunshine, making solar panels an enticing option for many homeowners. But before you jump on the solar bandwagon, it's important to weigh the benefits and risks.

Shining Benefits:

  • Environmental benefits: Solar energy is a clean and renewable resource, reducing your carbon output and contributing to a greener future.
  • Financial Freedom: Over time, generating your own electricity can significantly reduce your dependence on the grid, potentially leading to substantial savings.
  • Government Incentives: The federal solar tax credit currently stands at 30%, significantly reducing the upfront cost of installation. North Carolina also offers various incentives like property tax exemptions and rebates. To learn more about these incentives, CLICK HERE!
  • Boost Your Home's Value: Studies suggest homes with solar panels can sell faster and for a higher price.
  • Low Maintenance: Modern solar panels require minimal upkeep, just occasional cleaning to maintain efficiency.
 

Shadows to Consider:

  • Upfront Investment: The initial cost of purchasing and installing a solar panel system can be significant.
  • Sun's Schedule: Solar panels rely on sunshine, so they're less effective on cloudy days and don't generate power at night. Battery storage systems can help mitigate this, but add extra expense.
  • Not a Perfect Fit: Not all roofs are suitable for solar panels. Factors like size, angle, and shading from trees can impact efficiency.
  • Location, Location, Location: Places with consistent sunshine see greater benefits from solar panels.
  • Moving On Up? The benefits of solar panels might not transfer fully to the next homeowner, potentially affecting your return on investment if you plan to move soon.

The Verdict: Sunny with a Few Clouds

If you're intrigued by the possibility of solar power, Fuquay-Varina offers excellent sunshine and several reputable solar installers. Research different systems, consult with a local solar professional, and obtain multiple quotes to determine your best course of action. Remember, a well-informed decision paves the way for a brighter future, both financially and environmentally!

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