Fuquay-Varina Resident Brings Thriving Women’s Conference to Cary

Thriving Women’s Conference, founded by Lisa Hansen, will host its first conference at Blush Cowork on Sept. 16 and Chatham Station on Sept. 17. With a focus on goal-oriented women, this two-day event encourages attendees to pursue their personal and professional dreams while cultivating authentic connections with other women along the way. Speaker topics will... Read More

Secret Spots to Beat the Heat

For Kids The Playhouse Children’s Museum  Fuquay-Varina

Tucked in the Broad Street Market shopping center, The Playhouse Children’s Museum welcomes families to explore imaginative play in their themed “houses.” There’s a hospital, grocery store, construction zone, and farm, each outfitted with realistic props, such as crutches and a cash register, providing hands-on play opportunities.

The... Read More

Meet the Editor: Emily Uhland

In an effort to bring a little bit of life to our lifestyle magazine, we thought we’d share some fun tidbits about Main & Broad Senior Editor Emily Uhland. If you’d like to learn more about Uhland’s career, feel free to visit our about page — but if you are interested in what makes her... Read More

Save the Date: The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County

Mark your calendars — the African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County is coming back to town for Labor Day weekend! Since 2010, this dynamic and popular event has celebrated African American culture with art, music, food, and community fun throughout downtown Raleigh. There will be a selection of food vendors onsite, as well... Read More

Food & Dining

Restaurant Spotlight: Aye! Toro Tacos & Tequila

Situated in a busy strip shopping center between a burger joint and a pizzeria, Aye! Toro Tacos & Tequila has hit its stride after just one year of business in Holly Springs.

From the outside, you might be fooled into thinking the spot holds a small, jewel-box sized dining room. But upon entering, you’ll find... Read More

Dig In & Drink Up: Strawberry Lemonade Boba Tea From Bep Vietnamese Kitchen

Downtown Holly Springs newcomer Bep Vietnamese Kitchen serves a mouthwatering menu of traditional pho, noodle bowls, and banh mi; however, the impressive drink menu merits a visit all on its own.

Iced fruit teas, traditional milk teas, fruit smoothies, and Vietnamese coffee are thirst-quenching treats for hot summer days.

“The fruit teas are very refreshing,”... Read More

Life & Style

See & Do: August to September 2022

Life Before Dinosaurs: The Permian Monsters Exhibit Through September 4 North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh

Step back in time 290 million years to the age before the dinosaurs. Explore vivid artwork, fascinating fossils, and life-sized models of a giant saber-toothed predator, saw-toothed shark, and many other bizarre creatures that dominated life on land... Read More

Meet & Greet: Mo’Zari Bagley

2020 was a pivotal year for most of us, but for Mo’Zari Bagley, the pandemic shutdown charted a course to a new future that includes record deals, viral videos, and plenty of hometown support.

A native of Fuquay-Varina, Mo’Zari, who goes by Mo, was an outstanding athlete growing up. He started Fuquay-Varina High School playing... Read More

Home & Garden

How does your garden grow?

Earlier this year, the annual Fuquay-Varina Garden Tour, hosted by the Fuquay-Varina Garden Club, showcased eight homes to nearly 400 guests.

Main & Broad got an inside look at four of them.

The Andersons’ Downtown Garden

Since moving into their downtown Fuquay-Varina home more than 15 years ago, sisters Linda and Kim Anderson have worked... Read More

Renovation Realities

If these walls could talk, they wouldn’t say anything because they are brand new — all except one.

When Diana Klar and her husband purchased a fixer-upper in downtown Fuquay, they intended to keep as much of the original structure as possible. Demolition uncovered problem after unexpected problem, including lots of rotted wood and even... Read More


There & Back: Sylvan Heights Bird Park

Entering the Sylvan Heights Bird Park means walking into a world where pink flamingos eat out of your hand, parakeets perch on your shoulders, and a scarlet ibis flies by an arm’s distance away.

The park, in Scotland Neck, NC, boasts the world’s largest waterfowl collection and the second largest bird collection in the US.

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There & Back: Clayton

You may not think of Clayton as an epicurean destination, but passionate local business owners are out to change your mind with their energy, creativity, and Clayton’s downtown charm. Crawford Cookshop

Fans of Raleigh restaurants Crawford & Son and Jolie will delight in exploring a new establishment by award-winning chef Scott Crawford, but might also... Read More