Archive for March, 2010
Fayetteville, America’s 1st Military Sanctuary Community is having an Orientation Weekend for all D.O.D. relocating families.
Are you considering relocating to Fayetteville? If your answer is yes, you really should see what the community of Fayetteville is doing for D.O.D. relocating families.
From April 23rd-25th, 2010, Fayetteville/Cumberland County is having its first ever Orientation Weekend inviting all D.O.D. relocating families to Fayetteville. Programs of relocation activities will be taking place all weekend long, coinciding with the Dogwood Festival. The Army’s Army, which is the world’s only volunteer organization of citizens and businesses who’ve pledged their moral, physical and spiritual support to those in the military, have volunteered to serve as buddies for these visiting families, giving them the perspective of an actual resident, answering their questions, and sharing their opinions about what makes Fayettevillle/Cumberland County a great place.
Your input through FayettevilleWantsYou.com is helping organizers put together a weekend of activities for you to learn about housing, healthcare, transportation, employment, education, security, entertainment, and economic development.
If you’re looking to relocate to Fayetteville and want more information about the weekend, please click here.
I spend many Sunday nights at IT’Z Comedy Club to end my weekend with a big chuckle. They have two shows, one for the early birds and the second for those who don’t care about waking up early the next morning for work. I qualify for the early bird showing and usually go with a group of friends for some dinner and some good ol’ fashion live comedy entertainment. Some people like to drink during the show, but I am not one for drinking on a “work night.”
I like that they have a couple different comedians that come on before the main comedian comes on stage. They get the audience all warmed up for the big show. I usually try to get a good seat up near the front because the comedians always pick on the people close by and it’s pretty funny to watch up close and sometimes be picked on yourself. I have been a victim before…but it’s all been in good spirit!
IT’Z really is a fun way to end a great weekend!
atmosphere, phenomenal food, delicious fresh brews, and lots of
My ultimate favorite menu item is the Brewer’s Cobb Salad with homemade balsamic vinagerette and warm brown bread! Mmm my mouth is watering just thinking about it!
I think what I like most about Huske is it’s good for just about any occasion. I frequent Huske often, whether it’s doing business with a client over a Brewer’s Cobb Salad or going out on the weekend to drink a couple of their house brews and dance with friends – Huske is always a reliable option.
If you pass Huske during the weekend after 10pm, you can be sure to see a
line of people wrapped around the building to get in. There have been
plenty of times I’ve had to wait outside in the cold in the dead of
winter, but once I got inside, it was always worth the wait.
In the last six months – the Fayetteville jobs and housing marketing has received lots of positive press. Greater Fayetteville’s economy has remained relatively stable through the country’s recession.
In November of 2009, Fayetteville was ranked as the 31st best performing city in America in the Milken Institute’s report “Best Performing Cities: Where America’s Jobs are created and Sustained.” In 2008, Fayetteville was ranked 52nd place – and has made a leap of 131 places since 2003. Fayetteville ranked third in the state behind Durham and Raleigh, and was only one of two North Carolina cities that did not decline in the rankings. In 2008, Fayetteville ranked 6th 6th in the state.
According to a Manpower Survey, the job outlook is strong in Fayetteville. Fayetteville employers plan to hire steadily throughout the first quarter of 2010, making the employment outlook in the area the third best in the nation. The best job prospects for the first quarter of 2010 are: nondurable goods manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, financial activities, leisure and hospitality and government.
Home values in the nation increased for three straight quarters in 2009, ranking the community No. 1 ranking in the nation for appreciation, according to Zillow.com. The median home value the market increased 10.8 percent to $123,200 in the third quarter, compared with the same period last year.
According to US News & World Report, Fayetteville is one of the Top 10 communities in the country for real estate steals. Direct from USN&WR article –
“To get a better sense where home buyers are most likely to find houses that are undervalued when compared with their longer-term averages, U.S. News turned to Moody’s Economy.com. The economics firm provided average and quarterly price-to-income data for each of the nation’s 384 distinct metropolitan statistical areas. By comparing the most recent figures with longer-term averages, we were able to compile a list of 10 cities for real estate steals.”
Fayetteville ranked 7 out of 10 communities highlighted. Others on the list were Memphis, TN; Washington, DC; and Cincinnati, OH.
If you enjoy the theater, this spring, you’ll be pleased with the offerings in Greater Fayetteville.
March 6/ Grown Folks Business / Crown Theater - Determined not to be like her moth, Sabrina tries to ditch the ghetto mentality she grew up with as a child. As she pursues her desire for independence, she’s introduced to a world that forces her to grow up much faster than most.
March 19/Jesus Christ Superstar /Crown Theater – The first collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be performed on the professional stage, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is one of the most popular and enduring works ever created for the musical theatre. Featuring such notable songs as Superstar, Everything’s Alright and I Don’t Know How to Love Him, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR earned five TONY nominations.
March 22- April 11/ The Member of the Wedding/ Cape Fear Regional Theater - What makes this story so unusual is the fact that most of it takes place through a series of conversations between three really weird people sitting in an even weirder kitchen. Nothing or almost nothing occurs here, and yet every scene is filled with a sense of something having happened, happening, and about to happen. This in itself is a considerable technical feat; and, beyond that, there is magic in it.
March 23/ Wizard of Oz / Crown Theater – Twelve children from the Fayetteville area will be performing the roles of “munchkins.” Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow are transported “Over the Rainbow” to adventures in Munchkin Land, the Haunted Forest and the Emerald City. Features the classic songs, as composed by Harold Arlen, “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” and “If I Only Had A Brain.”
April 15-May2/ Lysteria/ The Gilbert theater – This classic Greek comedy tells the story of one woman’s mission to end the Peloponnesian War by convincing the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands as a means of forcing the men to negotiate a peace. Lysistrata’s strategy incites a battle between the sexes until reconciliation is achieved at the end.
April 23-May 9/ Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks/ Cape Fear Regional Theater – Audiences around the world have fallen in love with this heartwarming comedy where dance helps two very different people – an elderly widow and a young dance instructor – escape their lonely lives to find friendship and meaning. In the age of Dancing with the Stars, you’ll learn a thing or two about life and about dance.
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