Celebrate Juneteenth and Father’s Day at M.A.N.iFEST!

Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the US, falls on Father’s Day (June 19) this year — so why not celebrate them together at the 2nd Annual Music Art, & Networking (M.A.N.iFEST) Juneteenth event?

This two-day celebration invites the Fuquay-Varina community and surrounding areas to celebrate, highlight, and share in the... Read More

Local Spots for 4th of July Fun

If you think all Independence Day celebrations happen on July 4, you must be new here! Celebrations in Western and Southern Wake County begin July 1 and continue through July 5, so don’t miss the festivities!

Town of Fuquay-Varina’s Independence Day Celebration, July 1, 6 p.m.

Head to Fuquay-Varina for fireworks, music, and the start... Read More

All in the Family

Stepping out for a cool treat?

We hope you meet these sweet Holly Springs families dishing up a cold dose of happiness like it’s their job. Because it is. The Belt Family JT’s Creamery

The homemade ice cream at JT’s Creamery is a labor of love, one the Belt family wants to share with all... Read More

Finding Home

In 2017, playwright and Holly Springs resident Angie Ottosen-Staheli brought a cast of 80 to the stage of the Holly Springs Cultural Center for 11 sold-out performances of her original play, Finding Patience.

Finding Patience showcases the stories of the area’s well-known historical figures, as far back as the Civil War, and undiscovered local residents,... Read More

Food & Dining

It’s Pizza Night

Quick cleanup, travels well for summer adventures, pleases just about everyone, and it’s affordable — pizza night is a welcome event in my family’s meal plan (let’s be honest, there’s rarely a plan).

Each of these local restaurants takes pride in serving from-scratch, top-quality pizza (and more) with friendly Southern charm that makes you feel... Read More

There’s Something About (Bloody) Mary

It’s been said that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

In the case of The Blind Pelican Seafood House in Holly Springs, when COVID-19 threatened to shipwreck business, the core staff got creative and turned a staple cocktail into a must-try premium experience.

Behold the Ultimate Bloody Mary, now a viral sensation on social... Read More

Life & Style

Attend the International Food Festival

On June 3, Holly Springs debuts a new festival to showcase the amazing cultural variety found right here in Southern Wake County.

Sample foods representing more than a dozen countries, including Venezuela, Mongolia, France, and Ecuador, and enjoy live performances such as bollywood dancing, the Ewes Tree Band, and Oak City Polka throughout the event.

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Fuquay’s A-Lister Alpaca Lil’ Pumpkin

As Fuquay Memes, I receive quite a lot of random things in my inbox — from pictures of missing teeth in the Jimmy John’s parking lot to pearl-clutching vanity license plates — but I was not fully prepared for what I showed up in my inbox on February 10.

An alpaca. On a leash. In... 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: 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

There & Back: Favorite Parks & Playgrounds in Wake County

With parks like Fleming Loop in Fuquay-Varina and Parish Womble in Holly Springs, you never need to leave town for an afternoon of fun and fresh air. But one of the benefits of Triangle living is that you can when you want.

Buckle the kids in the car and head to these amazing parks and... Read More