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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 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!

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
In the bustling world of real estate, the decision to sell your home is a significant one. It's not just about listing a property; it's about navigating a complex transaction that holds loads of emotional and financial weight. In such pivotal moments, the expertise and dedication of a local real estate agent can make all the difference.   At Independently Owned and Operated Front Porch Realty, we understand the unique charm and enticement of the Fuquay-Varina community. Our roots run deep here, and our commitment to serving our neighbors is unwavering. Here's why choosing a local real estate agent like us is paramount:  
  • Community Knowledge. Selling a home isn't just about the property itself; it's about understanding the neighborhood, schools, amenities, and local market trends. Our agents live and breathe Fuquay-Varina, giving them an intimate understanding of what makes each area unique. From the bustling downtown scene to the tranquil suburban streets, we know the ins and outs of our community and we cannot wait to show you around!
  • Personalized Service. When you choose Front Porch Realty, you're not just another transaction; you're family. We prioritize personalized service, taking the time to understand your unique needs and goals. Whether you're a first-time seller or a seasoned investor, we tailor our approach to ensure a seamless experience from start to finish.
  • Top-Tier Marketing. Selling a home requires more than just sticking a "For Sale" sign in the yard. Our marketing strategies are second to none, leveraging the latest social media trends and techniques to showcase your property in its best light. From professional photography to targeted online campaigns, we leave no stone unturned in maximizing your home's exposure.
  • Passion and Commitment. At Front Porch Realty, real estate isn't just a job; it's our passion. We genuinely care about the people we serve and the communities we represent. Every member of our team is dedicated to going above and beyond to ensure your satisfaction, at the end of the day your success is our success.
  • Full-Service Experience. Selling your home involves plenty of moving parts, from negotiations to paperwork to closing. With Front Porch Realty, you can rest assured that we'll be with you every step of the way. Our comprehensive approach covers all aspects of the transaction, allowing you to relax and enjoy a stress-free selling process.
  When it comes to selling your home in Fuquay-Varina, don't settle for anything less than the best. Don't trust your most valuable asset to just anyone—trust the local experts who know, care, and are truly invested in your success.






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