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Women's View Magazine June 2021

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Description: The Fayetteville Women's View Magazine June 2021 issue is themed "Make Mine Fresh" and is by women, about women and for women. Enjoy reading about fresh foods, farmers markets, wedding trends and fresh perspectives.

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VOLUME 15 | ISSUE 6 JUNE | 2021 Inspiring, educating, empowering and celebrating women in our community MAGAZINE Make Mine Fresh More inside: The Best in Savory Salads Wedding Season The Freedom Fresh from & Healthy Herbs Is Here: of Fresh Local Farmers Recipes for Where to Have Perspective Markets Summer One and What’s New

Close Letter from the Editor VOLUME 15 ISSUE 5 T hey had me at fresh. PUBLISHER The fish monger Bill Bowman, F & B Publications marketing just- [email protected] caught flounder. The farm truck loaded with newly MANAGING EDITOR picked corn. The sweet girls selling April Olsen fresh-squeezed lemonade on the bike trail. Being a sucker for fresh, I [email protected] brake for it all. EDITOR Summer screams of freshness. We Crissy Neville like to pick our vegetables from [email protected] the garden and eat them farm-to- table style ― or market-to-table if GRAPHIC DESIGNER you are not a grower. But hey, you Dylan Hooker don’t have to be with the plentiful pickings of farmers markets around [email protected] Cumberland County. Contributing writer Audrey Hasslocher takes us OPERATIONS DIRECTOR on a fresh food tour this month; Paulette Naylor check out her roundup before you hit the road searching for straightneck summer squash or Blue Lake bush beans. To fit [email protected] in around here, better ask for butter beans and not those northern limas! MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE June may find you fresh out of patience from a year of virtual schooling or working, Linda McAlister mask-wearing and isolating, but it is never short on weddings, even if they are modified or amended this season or last. Read the latest trends for weddings and [email protected] where to have a fabulous one in the Fayetteville area in Mindy Love’s well-researched feature this month. DISTRIBUTION DIRECTOR/ SALES ADMINISTRATOR The June Women’s View is fresh off the press for you; I hope you enjoy these articles Laurel Handforth and the rest from our wellspring of talented writers. You can be one, too. [email protected] Contact us today. JUNE CONTRIBUTORS Are you interested in writing? Consider contributing an article or pitching a Laura Boarts story idea to WVM. We want to elevate your voice. For more information, email 2 | J U [email protected] Be sure to like us and leave comments Bonnie Anderson on our Facebook page. Alison Davis Cheryl Garrett 2 | JUNE 2021 Keyuri Parab Mindy Love Leslie M. Corpening Audrey Hasslocher Katie Crenshaw Wanda Chavis PHOTOGRAPHY INTERN Zoe Black WOMEN'S VIEW MAGAZINE 208 ROWAN ST. FAYETTEVILLE, NC, 28301 PHONE: 910-484-6200 FAX: 910-484-9218 Women’s View Magazine is for, by and about women in Cumberland County. Published by F&B Publications in conjunction with Media Marketing Management. ©2021 by F&B Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of editorial or advertisement without permission is strictly prohibited. Various vector sources credited to © Freepik and © Vecteezy. Association of Community Publishers

Inside June 4 WOMAN'S SPOTLIGHT 13 WEDDING SEASON Highly awarded Cumberland County Schools teacher Nicole Rivers is our featured woman It's June, and love is in the air! Join regular this month. contributor Mindy Love on a tour of Cumberland County's wedding venues, honored traditions and 5 EAT FRESH new takes on nuptials. Read our farmers market roundup to learn about the many places around the county to find fresh 18 A SPRING PURGE produce and food. This motivational piece from Laura Boarts will help you deal with the stuff in your life — both the internal and the external. 8 SUMMER SALADS 22 SUN PROTECTION 101 Local food blogger Katie Crenshaw — the creative Sunscreen is a must in summer; explore the voice of A Fork's Tale fame — shares some of her differences in chemical and mineral-based favorite summer salad recipes. products with local Apple Crate Naturals wellness manager, Allison Davis. 10 HEALTHY HERBS 24 IT'S A WOMAN'S WORLD: Learn ways to grow, cook and use herbs from SPRING LAKE new WVM contributor and Fayetteville resident Nicknamed “Nearly Fort Bragg,” the town of Spring Bonnie Patterson. Lake has a lot more to offer than just its proximity to the base. 2021 JUNE | 3

Woman's Spotlight Nicole Rivers By Keyuri Parab high school counselor at Whiteville High School. The June Woman's View Magazine Rivers recalled a that virtual learning was an adjustment featured woman of the month is senior-year meeting and made her feel like a novice teacher Fayetteville educator Nicole Rivers, to discuss her college ― until getting the hang of it. the 2021 Teacher of the Year and 2021 applications. Not Sandhills Regional Teacher of the Year. having applied, Rivers \"I woke up early all year to intentionally shared she was add spiritual and mental reflection time Rivers teaches English, American astounded \"when the to my day, as well as physical elements, literature and creative writing at Gray's counselor got on the like stretching,\" Rivers said. Creek High School for the Cumberland phone to somebody County Schools. She started her career at Fayetteville State After her teaching duties are over, in the county at E.E. Smith High. University and made the rest of her workday focuses on things happen.\" grading, lesson planning, attending \"I love interacting with the students and meetings and helping the organizations helping them open up their ways of \"That's how I got here and found out she advises. thinking and processing,\" she said. \"It's that I love teaching,\" the FSU graduate like lightbulbs coming on, seeing that said. \"That was my journey.\" In her free time, Rivers attends church transformation from the beginning to and spends time with her family but the end in their speech, their writing, \"My job as an educator is not to just get emphasizes that what she does at their self-expression.\" what I deem as valuable information school is also what she does for fun. into the minds of my students,\" Rivers She loves to see them take risks outside wrote in her TOY nomination portfolio. Having flipped houses in the past, she their comfort zones, whether the \"It is not just to show students how the hopes to build homes in the future and challenges are projects, voicing their words of others impact them, but how also has aspirations in the healing arts. opinions or sharing something with the to effectively and responsibly use their class, she said. words to change the world around Similar to teaching, these interests them. So, when I see students from speak to her propensity for people, The 15-year veteran educator and every level of capability do so, I feel I relationships and connections. \"I want Columbus County, North Carolina, have done what I have been called to to be able to step in and help people native said she didn't initially plan to do: teach.\" make their lives better,\" she said. be a teacher but was motivated by her Her educator portfolio ranges from \"Educating children is a huge creating assignments designed to responsibility and a community make students think outside the box responsibility, and we all have our to serving in numerous leadership parts to play,\" Rivers said. \"Parents and positions, including English department teachers, administrators, citizens and chair, co-founder and advisor to Poetic business owners all have something to Pathos, Gray's Creek Slam and head offer that students need.\" advisor to Girls Expecting More Success ― GEMS. She's incredibly humbled by her local, county and regional recognitions. Of teaching during the pandemic, she said Keyuri Parab is the editorial assistant for Up & Coming Weekly. She loves writing, news and cooking. Keyuri graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington and moved to the Fort Bragg/Fayetteville area in 2020. Originally from Mumbai, India, she speaks four languages: English, Hindi, Marathi and French. 4 | JUNE 2021

From Farm to Market Eating Fresh By Audrey Hasslocher What’s for dinner? How about something fresh? From fruit to produce ― and more ― you can get your fresh on by visiting the many farm markets found throughout Fayetteville and Cumberland County this summer. Find these featured markets and businesses on Facebook to learn more, and keep an eye open for roadside stands, farms and new markets on the scene, too. City Market at the Museum Dirt Bag Ales Farmers Market Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum 5435 Corporation Dr., Hope Mills, NC 28348 325 Franklin St., Fayetteville Open Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Easter through Thanksgiving Open Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 910-426-2537 910-433-1458 Dirt Bag Ales Farmers Market is a perfect place to bring the The City Market at the Museum is hosted every Saturday family and enjoy a Sunday together. With indoor and outdoor morning, year-round, in the heart of downtown Fayetteville. seating, a fenced dog park, a large playground and live bands, This farmer and craft market is organized by Fayetteville Area the market also boasts weekly local food trucks serving made- Transportation and Local History Museum, and the market to-order items as well as fare from the Napkins Restaurant, operates on the museum grounds. When arriving, expect adjacent to the brewery. Enjoy the brewery’s extensive to see fresh local produce, delicious baked goods, beautiful selection of handcrafted beers and ciders or engage in the handmade jewelry, handblown glass, a variety of plants, local games and activities ― such as yoga ― hosted on-site. Take meats, eggs from free-roaming chickens, one-of-a-kind home a bounty of fresh vegetables, fruits and value-added artworks, specialty coffees and blended teas ― to name foods like honey, jams, cheeses or even something for man’s some of the unique and locally crafted products for sale. The best friend. The dog-friendly environment is a great place to centrally located open-air market is a community favorite, take your pup out for fresh air and hosts vendors specializing partnering with local food trucks and musicians to add fun to in gourmet dog treats, pup biscuits, pupcakes, smoked beef the fresh offerings. and more. Audrey Hasslocher is a Coast Guard military veteran, U.S. Army wife, mom of three and MBA grad student. She recently launched her own business, Freebird Communications, a boutique marketing, advertising and public relations agency specializing in startups and military spouse-owned businesses. 2021 JUNE | 5

The Nursery at Pate’s Farm Market T&T Farmers Market 6411 Raeford Road, Fayetteville 3755 Cumberland Road, Fayetteville Open Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Open Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; 910-868-9509 Sundays, 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 910-425-6318 Pate’s Farm Market is Fayetteville’s newest garden center and farmers market. The venture marks the merging of the T&T Farmers Market is the quintessential farmers market, now-closed Carolina Farmers Market ― known for plants ― with a large selection of produce, herbs, gardening flowers, and soon-closing Reilly Road Farmers Market ― famous for homemade jams and luscious greenery. This venue is known produce ― into one larger, central location with a new name. primarily for its extensive produce options that range from In April, the 81,250 sq. ft. outdoor nursery and indoor retail store traditional fruits and vegetables such as apples, lemons and opened to the public. The Nursery at Pate’s Farm Market offers broccoli to harder-to-find produce like big-seed watermelons, garden products and a wide selection of beautiful plants. cucumber plants, yucca roots, eggplants, ginger root, The indoor store, much like a supermarket, includes a bakery, jalapeno peppers and spaghetti squash. T&T Farmers Market frozen foods aisle, fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, garden area teems with a wide range of hanging, potted, eggs and pantry items and also a kitchen with Southern and bedding plants such as aloe vera, lavender, eggplant, comfort meals made to order. A unique highlight is the full- eucalyptus, sunflower and ferns, as well as an assortment of service meat department, where you can get quality steaks savory canned produce and delectable jarred jams and jellies. cut-to-order for any occasion. The 40-year-strong Reilly Road Farmers Market will continue to offer an outstanding selection The Downtown Market of seasonal fruits and vegetables at the new site. 122 Anderson Street, Fayetteville Open Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 919-349-6062; www.ncmilkman.com In the heart of historic downtown Fayetteville, The Downtown Market uniquely doubles as a retail store and farmers market. The store works closely with local farmers, producers, bakers, ranchers, artisans, anglers, florists and more to offer delicious, fresh and locally grown seasonal items like honey, meats, milk, cheeses, vegetables, teas, coffees and more. The selection is high quality, with new items arriving every week. The market may be best known for its gorgeous flower arrangements and, surprisingly, milk delivery. That’s right; you can choose old-fashioned milk delivery along with any other of your ordered goods. 6 | JUNE 2021

market serves as a community gathering place, a vehicle for a regional economy and a center for fresh, local food. Farm-to Fender A mobile market affiliated with Friendship Community Gardens operating at the Haymount post office 106 Oakridge Ave., Fayetteville Open Mondays and Thursdays, June 3 – Sept. 2; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 704-280-1350 http://fcgfaync.org/ Gillis Hill Road Produce Friendship Community Gardens launched the Farm-to- 2899 Gillis Hill Road, Fayetteville Fender market in the summer of 2020 to connect Haymount Open Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with fresh and local produce and foster community among 910-308-9342 people with and without disabilities. Once a week, the organization pops up in its 1970s VW truck filled with a bounty Gillis Hill Road Produce is one of Fayetteville’s most popular of delicious produce straight from Priest Farms and Chappell and family-friendly farm markets. The family-owned farm is Farms of the Sandhills region ― peppers, watermelons, open all year, focusing on family events such as strawberry peas, green beans, flowers, peaches and so much more. and pumpkin picking, hayrides and a large outdoor All proceeds benefit Friendship Community Gardens of playground for kids. In the spring, as the strawberry fields Fayetteville, a nonprofit with the goal of creating space for ripen, Gillis Hill opens to visitors, so be sure to pick up a bucket racial and disability reconciliation through planting, growing and can handpick some of their juicy strawberries when you and harvesting healthy food options for the community. get the chance. There’s a corn maze and a large pumpkin patch with assorted colors and sizes for fall fun. Come winter, Try local farmers markets to find fresh, healthy foods the farm sells firewood and Christmas trees. Gillis Hill Road this summer. Produce offers seasonal produce and jarred goods, local syrups and honey, sod squares, firewood and potted plants. Sandhill Farmers Market 268 Chapel Hill Road, Spring Lake Open Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; June through September 910-309-2198 Sandhills Farmers & Heritage Market is the only market Above and below: Farm-to-Fender in Cumberland County that connects history, community outreach, local farmers and local artisans all under one roof. The Sandhills market sells an assortment of locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and specialty foods, with all items sourced from local farmers, entrepreneurs, vendors and gardeners. Setting this market apart is its core mission of community outreach, performed by providing health and wellness screenings, organizing nutrition education activities for kids and offering healthy food preparation demonstrations and historical enrichment. When supporting this local farm, you also support the education and enrichment of the community and region. Murchison Road Community Farmers Market ― 2021 status pending 1047 Murchison Road Open Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 845-216-1242 This market sets up each Wednesday in the summer months in Bronco Square. One of its goals is to be a guiding force in shaping the environmental, social and financial health of the Murchison Road community by bringing the highest quality local growers and food artisans together in the area. The 2021 JUNE | 7

Summer Salads By Katie Crenshaw Is your garden in full bloom with loads of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs? Here are some tasty salad recipes to help you use your homegrown harvest at its peak. If you are not growing a backyard garden, visit the local farmers market for a great selection of ripe, locally grown produce. You also can pick up fresh eggs, cheese, flowers, pastries and handmade gifts while there! SUMMER CORN SALAD • Create the dressing by mixing reduction over a bed of fresh green Serves: 8 olive oil, wine vinegar and salt and arugula and tender baby spinach, pepper to taste. Add dressing to topped with crunchy roasted pecans. This salad is made with colorful, vibrant salad and mix. mixtures of fresh red tomatoes, green Serve it as a gourmet dinner salad or a basil, yellow sweet corn, white onion • You can serve immediately, but for stunning appetizer for entertaining. and a light dressing to create a pleasing best results, refrigerate for 1 hour side salad to any meal. or more for optimal flavoring Ingredients before serving. This dish is the perfect way to enjoy the 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar garden's summer corn and tomatoes. • Note: For extra flavor, grill the corn. 1¼ cup fresh blueberries It is amazing this way. I blanch the ½ cup pecans Ingredients corn to keep the recipe simple, but 8 oz. burrata cheese it is fantastic with grilled corn. You 1 cup arugula 3 vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped can also use frozen corn. If you use ½ cup fresh baby spinach 3 cups fresh corn, blanched or grilled frozen corn, thaw out corn but do 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, chopped not cook it. I do not recommend salt and pepper to taste ¼ cup olive oil using canned corn. 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar Instructions ½ cup fresh chopped basil BLUEBERRY BURRATA SALAD salt and pepper to taste Serves: 4 • Heat oven to 350 degrees. On a baking sheet, spread out pecans Instructions Blueberries are in season. This salad and bake in the oven for 5 minutes. recipe is a lovely way to enjoy them. Remove from heat and set aside. • Blanch the 3 cups of fresh corn. • Add tomatoes, basil and onion to This Blueberry Burrata Salad is made • In a small saucepan, cook 1 cup of with a sweet blueberry balsamic the blueberries and the balsamic the corn . vinegar over medium heat for Katie Crenshaw is the voice behind A Fork's Tale, A Love Story of Food, and Travel. A resident of Fayetteville, she has a passion for photography, cooking, eating and travel. From this interest, she developed this blog to share her journey. You can find these recipes and others at www.aforkstale.com. 8 | JUNE 2021

about 10 minutes, occasionally stirring. Blueberries should start to break up, and sauce should begin to thicken. Once thickened, remove from heat and set aside for at least 20 minutes to cool completely. • Arrange arugula and baby spinach on a serving platter. Place the burrata cheese ball in the center. Top the burrata with the balsamic blueberry reduction. Sprinkle toasted pecans and the remaining ¼ cup of fresh blueberries over the salad. Drizzle olive oil over the salad. Add salt and pepper to taste. CUCUMBER DILL SALAD Serves: 6 This salad is one of my favorite salads ⅓ cup mayonnaise MEDITTEREAN CHICKPEA from my childhood memories. My 1 teaspoon sugar SALAD uncle would pick fresh dill, onion and 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar Serves: 8 cucumbers from his garden, and my salt and pepper to taste grandmother would create this salad as This simple vegan chickpea salad a dinner side dish. Instructions combines chickpeas, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, cilantro and a lively lemon My recipe for Cucumber Dill Salad • Thinly slice 2 cucumbers. I use a dressing for a flavorful combination. is made in just 10 minutes. You can mandolin slicer for perfect cutting. use dried garlic and dill herbs. When This salad is terrific as a healthy side dish we had terrible rainstorms, the dill • Finely chop sweet white onion and or a tasty vegetarian pita filling. was sometimes not very pretty. My mix with cucumbers in a large bowl. grandmother would then use dried Ingredients dill to replace the fresh. The dried dill is • In a separate bowl, make the good if you don't like a strong dill flavor. dressing: Mix minced garlic clove, 15.5 oz. canned chickpeas, drained finely chopped dill, mayonnaise, and rinsed Ingredients sugar, white wine vinegar and salt 1 cup tomatoes, chopped and pepper. ¼ cup cilantro, chopped 2 cucumbers 1 cup cucumber; Persian or English ½ sweet white onion • Add dressing to cucumbers. Mix cucumbers are the best for this salad ⅓ cup finely chopped fresh dill well. You can serve immediately, ½ red onion, diced 1 teaspoon garlic clove, minced but for best results, chill in the ½ teaspoon cumin refrigerator an hour before serving. ⅓ cup lemon juice 1 crushed garlic clove ¼ cup olive oil ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ― omit if you do not want it a little spicy Instructions • Chop cilantro, red onion, tomatoes and cucumbers. • In a separate small bowl, mix cumin, lemon juice, olive oil, crushed garlic and cayenne pepper. • In a large bowl, combine cilantro, onion, tomatoes, cucumbers and chick peas. Pour dressing over and mix well. • You can eat the salad immediately; however, for best results, refrigerate an hour or more before serving. 2021 JUNE | 9

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme By Bonnie Patterson Are you going to Scarborough Faire? grandmother. She introduced me to each herb by rubbing Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme her fingers on the tender, green leaves and then sticking Remember me to the one who lives there them under my nose. While not enthusiastic about the experience of gardening at the time, I loved my mother and She once was a true love of mine. grandmother’s aromatic cooking with herbs. I didn’t quite understand as a child what these fairs, old loves As an adult, I love everything green, though I have been and herbs had to do with each other, but I loved these lines in known to kill a few plants. Everyone from beginner gardeners the folk tune by Simon and Garfunkel. Now many years later, I to seasoned growers can enjoy starting an herb garden. Herbs can imagine what the meaning might be. have been used for thousands of years in medicine, food and drink, many with more than one use. Neuroscientists have found that one of the senses is stimulated to evoke a memory; other memories featuring How to start an herb garden other senses are also triggered. Sensory information compounded with emotions creates an even more powerful Before putting plants into the soil, think about the light and punch, which is why we connect smells, tastes and sights with space you have. Partial sun or partial shade means the plant memories of those we love. needs three to six hours of sun. Full sun means at least six hours or more. Are you growing in containers on the patio My earliest memories of herbs are with my mother, or on your windowsill where they cannot spread? The more who dragged me every Saturday to a nursery with my you snip away at an herb, the more will grow back. Consider Bonnie Patterson worked as a registered nurse for 10 years and has been a military wife for 15 years. In the past three years, she has enjoyed living in Fayetteville as a mother of two, church volunteer and worship leader. 10 | J U N E 2 0 2 1

the purpose of your garden ― medicinal, teas or culinary Inspiring, educating, empowering and masterpieces? You will be amazed at the variety of offerings celebrating women in our community from each herb. Moving mom into senior living Herbs fall into two categories: annual and perennial. seemed like a difficult decision until Annuals mean you have to plant them every year. we toured Harmony! Perennials will keep coming back year after year. ASSISTED LIVING | SECURED ASSISTED LIVING Gardening zones refer to the area of the country you are 910.849.2306 · HarmonyAtHopeMills.com living in and what temperatures your plants will thrive in: 2 0 2 1 J U N E | 11 the higher the number, the further south and the hotter the temperatures.; the lower the number, the cooler the temperatures and the shorter the growing season may be. We are in Zone 8 in Fayetteville and the surrounding area; use this information to help guide your plant purchases. Purchasing the plants Where can one buy herbs in the Fayetteville area? Shopping from a locally owned nursery ― not a chain retailer or big box store ― is best for many reasons. First, the nursery owners and staff will know what varieties grow best and share their expertise. Bell’s Seed Store, The Nursery at Pates Farm Market, Dunn’s Nursery & Garden Ship, Reilly Road, Click’s Nursery & Greenhouse, Greenside Up Garden & Gifts, Lake Rim Lawn and Garden or Green Biz Nursery & Landscaping, Inc., are among the most well-known nurseries in town. If you like to shop online for a greater variety, surf over to websites like Burpee Seeds and Plants or Johnnie’s Selected Seeds. These websites give essential details on the sun needed, annual versus perennials, gardening zones, the height and spread of the plant and days to plant maturity. The sites also have great videos and tutorials so that a beginner can become an expert faster. Kinds of Herbs What are some common favorite herbs? Tea herbs such as mint, chamomile, sweet marjoram and lavender are lovely, for starters. I first cut off as many sprigs of the herb as needed for the week or month ― these keep nicely in the fridge in a plastic bag with a paper towel. Before refrigerating, I rinse and inspect the herbs several times to make sure I remove all the dirt and critters. When ready to make tea, I pour boiling water into a tea infuser or mug with a sprig and steep for 4 -10 minutes and remove the whole stick in the end ― without the mess of loose leaves or a bag. This same method applies when using herbs for medicinal purposes. Medicinal herbs are great for many ailments. Take chamomile, for example, an excellent herb for calming anxiety, improving sleep and relieving heartburn. Mint is perfect for nausea, intestinal gas, anxiety, headaches, sleep and menstrual cramps. Lavender can be used for headaches, sleep, depression and anti-inflammatory properties. At the same time, parsley, though known as a pretty garnish, is helpful with high blood pressure, detoxification and kidney and constipation problems. Herbs, though primarily seasonal growers, are great to use all year long. Several ways exist to dry herbs if you want them to last more than a few weeks. One method is to lay

the herbs in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake at the PESTO PASTA SALAD lowest temperature or 180 degrees. Parchment paper will expedite the process. Check every 15 minutes and turn herbs Serves: 6 at 30 minutes; the herbs will be ready in an hour. Overcooking will cause a loss of flavor. Ingredients Another technique is the one I use and call the lazy method I pound pasta of your choice — tying sprigs of herbs into bundles with string and hanging 2 cups fresh basil from the ceiling to dry for one to two months. Drying time will ½ cup olive oil depend on your home and area's humidity. I like to imagine I 4 cloves garlic am an old-time healer or apothecary with all kinds of earthy 1 cup pistachios unshelled smells around me. Dehydration is another choice. 1-2 cups Parmesan or Feta cheese salt and pepper to taste I hope you enjoy dabbling in herbs this summer as much as I do. Here are some of my favorite recipes that feature herbs. Instructions ◀ Cook pasta according to directions and drain. ◀ Pluck basil leaves off the stems. ◀ Peel and chop garlic cloves. ◀ Add all ingredients except pasta into a food processor. Chop or process until mixture has a chunky paste consistency. Add water if needed. ◀ Pour mixture over 1 pound of cooked pasta and mix. ◀ Serve hot or chill for 1 hour. Serve with additional cheese on top. DANCING LEMON ROSEMARY CHICKEN Serves: 6 Ingredients whole chicken salt and pepper to taste 12 rosemary sprigs juice of 1 lemon and reserved rind 1 cup white wine or apple cider vinegar Supplies empty 16 ounce can Instructions ◀ Set oven to 400 degrees. ◀ Rinse chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper. ◀ Tuck sprigs of rosemary under the chicken skin. Pour lemon juice over chicken. ◀ Add white wine or apple cider vinegar and reserved lemon rind into the can. ◀ Place chicken on the can in an upright position. Cook for 1.5-2 hours, depending on the weight. Chicken is done when the internal temperature with a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees. Optional: A full can of beer can be used as the cooking device and liquid contents. 12 | J U N E 2 0 2 1

Walking in a Wedding Wonderland By Mindy Love W hile 2020 was nearly a wash for traditional weddings thanks to the pandemic, everyone seems to be holding a collective breath to see if 2021 will be more like the pre-pandemic world we knew. Most brides dream of their wedding day, from the dress and the color scheme to the ceremony and the reception. But global pandemics have a way of changing a person’s outlook and deciding on what’s truly important. WEDDING TRENDS 2021 The pandemic has impacted our lives in more ways than one. The apparent change is not being able to spend time around others, but job and financial security, travel restrictions and traditional wedding trends are also concerns. Pre-pandemic, weddings were lavish affairs. But the uncertainty of what the future holds impacted wedding trends in 2020, which continues to the present. The 2020 Brides American Wedding Study, www.brides.com/american-wedding- study-5079338, found that about 66% of brides postponed their nuptials due to COVID-19. Many people were unwilling to give up their dream wedding because a pandemic invited itself to the in like a bad houseguest. While many couples decided to postpone, others kept their date, committed to each other and the significance of what marriage means. If anything, the uncertainty of the future was the primary reason to tie the knot in 2020. But instead of the large wedding, many eloped or held virtual ceremonies with the intent of having a sequel wedding later. This year weddings are trending toward intimate The biggest trend in 2021 is doing what works best for brides events, or micro weddings, local destination and grooms alike. Brides who choose more casual, intimate weddings, civil ceremonies and elopements. affairs are wearing fun jumpsuits and sundresses, and those Some couples opt for a micro wedding now, with a more who elope are saying yes to the mini dress most often. significant second event in the future. Transitional attire is another popular trend that allows the bridal palette to change to create a new look from ceremony No matter what is decided about the wedding size, the to reception. Either way, there is something for everyone! options are varied and sure to suit the couple and their need Don’t be afraid to think outside of the traditional bridal veil or desires. and dress. Say yes to the dress - or mini Change isn’t only for the brides; grooms are having a moment dress - or jumpsuit as well. Traditional tuxedos? So 2019. In 2021, grooms and groomsmen are donning colorful or patterned suits and Bridal fashion seems to have split between the traditional tuxedos as they wait for the bride to stroll down the aisle. and the nontraditional. Some brides continue to go all-out and over the top with regal gowns, while others are opting for unique bridal outfits that better suit the wedding theme. 2 0 2 1 J U N E | 13

All about the flora While the dresses and venues may be more low-key, the wedding florals are taking on new importance. Opulent floral arrangements thoughtfully selected for the sentimental and meaningful connection to the couple will take center stage at both the ceremony and the reception. Wedding venues While many were stuck in lockdown, the thoughtful and creative wedding juices went into overdrive. Over the last year, couples thoughtfully dreamt of what their big day would look like. This pause resulted in couples rethinking ceremonies and opting for innovative and novel venues such as domestic destination weddings, boats, backyards, baseball stadiums, orchards, barns and botanical gardens chosen for their uniqueness. Locally, numerous options for weddings and receptions alike are available. Whether the couple seeks a sequel wedding after saying their vows in 2020, or if this is the first-time affair to remember, Cumberland County has numerous venues to suit the occasion. The Carolina Barn McCormick Farms in Spring Lake is home to The Carolina Barn wedding and event venue. This picturesque estate features indoor and outdoor spaces of varying sizes for weddings and receptions, lavish occasions, holiday festivities, military functions, corporate gatherings and more. 7765 McCormick Bridge Road, Spring Lake Rainbow Room & 910-495-9909 Sky View on Hay www.thecarolinabarn.com/ Also located downtown, The Rainbow Room and its sister Metropolitan Room property, Sky View on Hay, are housed on Hay Street in downtown Fayetteville. The Rainbow Room is located in The Metropolitan Room is only steps away from the historic the circa 1914 historic locale on Hay Street. The location was Market House in downtown Fayetteville. The venue has first a grocery store, then the Palace Hotel and later became numerous options for every event, whether a small and the ground floor “Rainbo Restaurant” in the Rainbo Hotel. intimate affair or a large fête. Eventually, the property was abandoned, but fortunately, it was saved from demolition and was later designated as Spaces include a ballroom, the Fountain Room and the Green a State Historic Property. Today, the Rainbow Room is the Room. A cascading staircase and vintage bank vault add flair perfect setting for a cozy affair and includes a wall of windows to the affair. looking out over Hay Street. 109 Green Street, Fayetteville 910-689-7007 www.themetroroom.com 14 | J U N E 2 0 2 1

A short stroll away, the Sky View on Hay is located in the former BB&T building. The gathering space includes four options: the grand ground-floor Ballroom, the second- level Garden Terrace with views of the Zen Garden, the combination “Level 2,” which includes the Garden View Terrace and Mezzanine, and finally, the Mezzanine. Rainbow Room 223 Hay Street, Fayetteville 910-486-4466 www.rainbowroom.biz SkyView on Hay Vizcaya Villa 121 Hay Street, Fayetteville 910-486-4466 If the wedding dream includes an outdoor wedding, then www.skyviewonhay.com the Vizcaya Villa is undoubtedly one to see. This private villa consists of a bridal suite, groom room, artisan ballroom Studio 215 overlooking the lake, an outdoor ceremony site and a covered pavilion. The location offers many romantic spots for wedding Studio 215 is a unique, 6,100-square-foot warehouse event photography to capture the special moments of the day. space with 25’ vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and polished concrete floors. This modern space also includes two 839 Stamper Road, Fayetteville balconies, a spiral staircase and a giant chalkboard wall for 910-459-4279 DIY chalk art. Little Studio 215, a sibling of the larger area with [email protected] many of the same features and pallet wallet and mezzanine to boot, operates in a smaller setting. 215 Williams Street, Fayetteville Belmont Village and Belmont 910-703-7525 Tap House www.Studio215events.com Fayetteville is home to many gorgeous historic properties, and Belmont Village is no exception. This tea room and restaurant can cater for any event, and the venue includes the Tap House, several rooms, a gazebo and an outdoor patio for up to 150 people. The rental space price also includes tables, chairs, linens and decor. 1104 Hay Street, Fayetteville 910-485-8433 https://www.facebook.com/thebelmontvillagenc Cape Fear Sanderosa Gardens Botanical Garden The Sanderosa Gardens is a showcase of landscaping and The Cape Fear Botanical Garden Wyatt Visitors Pavilion outdoor features. The gardens offer an inviting space to host Complex is the scene of many a Fayetteville wedding. The an outdoor wedding or reception, and guests can enjoy the space hosts wedding ceremonies and receptions from small soothing sounds of the water burbling softly over the rocks in to grand, all set in the garden’s 80 acres on the Cape the water feature. Fear River. 3861 Sanderosa Road, Fayetteville 536 Eastern Boulevard, Fayetteville 910-237-5249 910-486-0221 [email protected] [email protected] http://www.sanderosagardens.com/ www.capefearbg.org 2 0 2 1 J U N E | 15

Fox Hollow If a European destination wedding is on the wish list but out of the budget, the Fox Hollow should be top on the list. Located east of Fayetteville, Fox Hollow transports one to a French Tudor manor. With exquisitely manicured gardens tucked in the countryside, reminiscent of homes found in England or France, guests will feel like they’ve stepped into another time. Surrounded by woodlands and open fields, the gardens invoke the old gardens found across Europe with roses, espaliered trees, courtyard walls and immaculately trimmed hedges. 2418 Sunnyside School Road, Fayetteville 910-964-0104 https://www.foxhollowweddings.com/ The Catlett Farm on the Cape Fear This venue offers a chic, rustic space that couples and guests will love. Nestled along a long country drive, Catlett Farm opens to sweeping views of the barn with a glamorous interior, the pond with an arched bridge to a tiny island and a ceremony tree complete with a swing. It’s a space wedding Pinterest boards are made of. 2000 Grantsboro Road, Fayetteville www.thecatlettfarm.com Sturtz Family Farm Tucked in a wooded location, Sturtz Family Farm offers an open-air barn with everything needed for a rustic celebration just miles out of the city. There’s a bridal suite, an area for catering, restrooms, a dance floor to dance the night away and a fire pit to ensure the couple and their guests enjoy the party. 3701 Linden Road, Linden 910-261-8201 www.facebook.com/Sturtz-Family- Farm-479426302442809 The Vine With an in-house wedding caterer, Two Brothers Catering, The Vine offers couples a unique experience, from the ceremony to the reception. The venue includes a reception hall and three levels of services to include everything needed or desired to make the day special for everyone. 806 Katie Street, Fayetteville 910-764-6079 https://www.thevinenc.com 16 | J U N E 2 0 2 1

Out with the old and and takeaways. It’s like getting a personally curated wedding in with the new box delivered to the wedding, and who doesn’t love getting a box of goodies? While in years past, the ever-popular buffet, family-style meals, charcuterie boards, appetizer stations and open seating ruled Smaller weddings now often host a virtual ceremony for the reception, the onset of the pandemic essentially stymied the benefit of those unable to attend in person. To this end, these party favorites. Now what’s old is new, and the formal celebration boxes sent to virtual guests have become a hit. dinner reception is making a comeback. The packages, filled with individual cakes and cookies, bubbly for one or a cocktail kit, allow others to toast the newlyweds Along with the formal dinner is another old-is-new tradition, from far away. assigned seating. In addition to assigned seating, “pod seating” and “sweetheart tables” are options that couples Another fresh take on weddings is the addition of mini toasts. embrace for social distancing. Pod seating refers to grouping Whereas the best man used to be the primary toast maker, people together in smaller groups of four to six people, while now couples open the floor to all the guests to give a mini sweetheart tables are for two. toast to the newlyweds. It’s another way to make the affair more intimate for everyone. Need help with a toast? See the Gone this year is the cocktail hour filled with sharable hors article in this issue by contributor Leslie Corpening on that d’oeuvres, and in its place are personal plates filled with very topic on pages 20-21. individual cocktail servings to reduce contact. Live Music Food trucks, locally sourced foods, more sustainable options and outdoor cooking are trends that experts believe will Once the ceremony is over, and the dinner plates removed continue to grow in the future. from the table, all that’s left is the party! Since dancing is at a minimum due to restrictions, many couples are opting for Finally, COVID-19 has driven large, tiered wedding cakes to live music. Like live music in a bistro or restaurant setting, the the wayside. Couples now often opt for a fresh twist on the music is purely for entertainment. Others are looking to go traditional cake: mini wedding cakes. These cakes might be big with a live band with more of a concert feel. The couple small, but they delight the tastebuds with big flavors. decides which one works best for their theme, and voilà! Instant reception vibes. Welcome packages, celebration boxes and mini toasts No matter what couples are looking for on their special day, Many couples opt to give guests welcome packages filled they will find something for every taste, desire and budget. with goodies such as hand sanitizer, masks, snacks, programs In Cumberland County, many options await; the sky is indeed the limit. 2 0 2 1 J U N E | 17

Junk Rooms S o u lof the By Laura Boarts F or the last 10 years, I've had a junk room ― not a junk drawer, a junk ROOM. And now I'm lying. I have two. I your sh–, I mean, \"junk\" together) and the living room. I tidy have two junk rooms. TWO rooms the bedrooms and make the beds \"just so\" so they'll say, full, from top to bottom, hardly a \"Wow, what a beautiful home you have!\" pathway through, no walls to be seen (do I even remember the \"Oh, thanks,\" I'll say sheepishly, leading them away from color?), boxes and totes stacked, the next shut door down the hallway, all the while knowing extra stuff stuffed, all pushed, piled I'm hiding the fact that I DON'T DEAL WITH MY STUFF and and put in this–– I mean –– these rooms. hoping they don't comment on the crazy number of linen closets we seem to have in our house. It happens this way I'm pretty sure it's hereditary, so this issue isn’t my over and over again, until…. fault. Agreed? Wait. Wrong. These accumulations are definitely my fault. My grandma had one; my mom has one; my aunt had one at some point. There must be something to this, a gene or something, that's passed down and activated after you get married. Until scientists jump on board with my super- scientific discovery, I'm calling it the \"junk gene.\" Along with this junk come excuses. We're moving soon; I I don't deal with my stuff? can't deal with it now. The military will move us; until then, I've got other things to worry about. I'll deal with it when I Oh. have time. We just had a baby. We've moved back and forth across the ocean. People give us stuff. We don't have much I don't deal with my stuff ― my baggage, the weightiness I storage space. carry day to day. These junk rooms point to more than just the laziness of not sorting through the things I own. I don't The list goes on and on. Blah, blah blah blah BLAH. The deal with my stuff. I stuff it, shut the door, dress it up and \"rooms of doom\" are just there ― never dealt with, never convince myself and anyone else that everything is A-OK, gone through. Just there. perfect, even. Then someone comes over. I can feel the shame take over, What a punch-in-the-gut, kick-in-the-pants self- making me frantically clean to make it look like we don't actualization this was for me recently. I knew I must resolve live like this. And, of course, the doors get shut so no one this issue this time, after the weirdest, saddest, hardest, eye- can see. opening, mask-wearing, hand-sanitizing, heartbreaking, frustrating struggle-fest of a year this had been. Now is Maybe they'll think it's a linen closet, I think to myself. when I finally deal with my stuff? My junk rooms? The junk in my heart? The things I've been carrying around for years I start to clean the rooms everyone actually can see ― the that I've never dealt with? No time like the present, I say. I've kitchen, the bathrooms (shiny toilet = got got to get my \"junk\" together. Laura Boarts is a local wife and mom trying to follow Jesus with all her heart. She has recently \"shifted gears\" to be able to spend more time at home with her son, after spending several years as music director at WCLN-FM, Christian 105.7. 18 | J U N E 2 0 2 1

So, one box at a time, one thought at a time; I've started S o At sorting through it little by little. I'm relieved and happy to say I actually do feel lighter. The old paint cans are gone. Join Us Loads have been sold, thrifted, given away and taken care of. Light is pouring through windows in what was 2021 supposed to be my guest room (the walls are blue if you Gallery Events wanted to know). I've been to a few months of counseling. I'm noticing toxic thoughts that immediately need to be August 10th trashed when they arise. The days I feel angry are fewer November 9th and farther between. I've taken a few small steps, which feel like leaps some days and standing still others, but 2 0 2 1 J U N E | 19 progress is progress. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Has this ever happened to you? Maybe you don't have a junk room or junk garage as I do, that throws up a mental health red flag whenever company comes over, but there might be something else like this you've avoided for a while. Maybe yours is a new health problem (or an ongoing one), fissures in relationships, isolation from people or activities you love, weight problems, credit card debt and buying things you can't afford, excessive alcohol consumption, etc. ― issues that point to a much bigger issue weighing on you. How can you tell? If you need some help, ask yourself these questions: • What makes me feel ashamed or get defensive when others take notice? • What event in my life do I not want to talk about or address? • Have people I trust mentioned any change in my long- term or short-term behavior? • Are most of the relationships I have strained in some way? An exhaustive list this is not by any means, but maybe the queries get the ball rolling. Take a deep breath, then answer honestly. Will it be scary to deal with? Yes. Will the vulnerability that comes from digging that deep inside you be terrifying? Yes. Will it seem to be too much to handle? Maybe at times. But, light comes at the end of this tunnel. All the boxes you've filled and stacked in your mind can be moved and sorted through. Some of it you can pass on, and other pieces you'll trash. Some of the realizations you might need help dealing with, whether with a therapist, support group, family or friends. But know this ― you are worth it. You are worth the hard work. Your life is worth it. Your health is worth it. Your relationships with your family and friends are worth it. You. Are. Worth. It. Move a box or two. The packages are heavy, for sure, but an inch will feel like a mile.

A Toast for Two By Leslie M. Corpening T he peak season for weddings, according to the tribes. These ancient people groups were experienced U.S. census bureau, begins in June. With warmer cheer masters, toasting for safe travels, celebrating special temperatures and love in the air, people are occasions, marking events and even checking for poison. eager to tie the knot. Weddings have many traditions, like the bride's dress, wedding party, rehearsal dinner, cake, Yes, you read that right. Customs dictated the person bouquet, reception, prayer altar, rings and sometimes, even offering the drinks to take the first sip, which proved the doves. Add toasting the bride and groom to the list of most drinks weren't poisoned. time-honored traditions. The Greeks liked to toast to one's health and well-being. Southern Living magazine concurs. In the article, \"7 Rules The Romans added to this tradition by introducing bread of Wedding Toast Etiquette,\" editors of the quintessential crumbs to the drink; thus, the term toast emerged. The lifestyle publication wrote, \"Though it's not uncommon bread helped soak up some of the acidity, improve flavor in to see acquaintances toasting before dinner or small poor-quality wine and lower the acidity of the bitter wine. In celebratory gatherings, it is at weddings where the tradition Rome, Dickson wrote, \"Drinking to another's health became still resonates most.\" Toasting allows the best man, maid of so essential, the Senate decreed that all diners must drink honor and other attendees to place their seal of approval on to Augustus ― the first Roman emperor ― at every meal.\" the nuptials with a speech and drink. The website and blog, The American Wedding, explains the Independent writer of 50-plus years and wordsmith French origins of the word toast. An early wedding tradition extraordinaire Paul Dickson is the author of Toasts, a book, in France involves putting a piece of bread, i.e., toast, at the according to his website, http://www.pauldicksonbooks. bottom of a wine goblet, subsequently passed around to com/toasts, \"for anyone who will ever face a sea of honored guests. The guest who got the goblet last would expectantly raised glasses or anyone who is fascinated by eat the bread and be bestowed good luck. words and word-play; this rich compendium of toasts for every occasion will prove as entertaining as it is useful.\" Tipping the glasses together while toasting developed when the custom spread throughout Europe and England. History of toasts \"Whether it intended to mix the content of each other's glasses, so everyone drank the same grog ― lessening Dickson gives details on the history of toasts dating back to the likelihood of being poisoned ― or to add sound to the the Hebrews, Persians, Egyptians, Saxons, Huns and other experience of taste, touch, smell and sight, no one is sure,\" Leslie M. Corpening has worked as a communication instructor at Fayetteville Technical Community College for the past 17 years. Having taught at numerous other institutions of higher learning, Corpening is also the founder and owner of LesCorp Communication Consulting, a human communication services provider. Learn more at www.lescorpcc.com. 20 | J U N E 2 0 2 1

reports Toastmasters International, a U.S. headquartered health of the groom, Let's have a toast to the person nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs who tied; Let us raise a glass to everyone in the room.\" worldwide to promote communication, public speaking and leadership. Religious Today we toast for healing, wealth, health, happiness and • \"The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let His face many other noble aspirations. Because toasting involves shine upon you and be gracious to you! The Lord look public speaking, fear sometimes lurks in the background at upon you kindly and give you peace!\" Numbers 6:24-26 wedding receptions. For apprehensive toasters, www.theKnot.com, the nation's #1 wedding-planning Shakespearean website, offers three tips for proposing wedding toasts. • \"Honor, riches, marriage blessing, love continuance and 1. Tell a nice story about the couple and keep it polite. increasing, hourly joys be still upon you! Juno sings her You want the story to be heartfelt, sincere and blessings on you.\" The Tempest, Act IV complimentary to the bride and groom. Therefore, refrain from mentioning unflattering childhood • \"The best of happiness, honor and fortunes keeps with memories, college pranks or workplace disasters. you.\" Timon of Athens, Act I 2. Keep it short and sweet, a few minutes maximum. A Cultural longer speech could deflect the spotlight from the bride and groom to you, which is a definite no-no. • \"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon 3. After asking everyone to raise their glasses, end your face, and rain fall soft upon your fields. And until the speech with a phrase, quote, blessing, proverb, we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His scripture or exert from a poem. You want to wish hand.\" Irish blessing the couple well by ending the festivities on a memorable note. • \"May your joys be as sweet as spring flowers that grow. As bright as a fire when winter winds blow, As countless If you toast a couple this season, remember to speak from as leaves that float down in the fall, As serene as the the heart, wish the lovebirds well and clink those glasses love that keeps watch over us all.\" Old English blessing together before sipping. Don't wish to write your own words? Here are a few toasts to try to end on the perfect • \"Happy the bride and bridegroom and thrice happy are note from The Knot. they whose love grows stronger day by day and whose union remains undissolved until the last day.\" African Traditional American blessing • \"Here's to the bride and the groom! May you have a Toasting is universal and has stood the test of time. happy honeymoon, May you lead a happy life, May you Since June is the peak season for holy matrimony, let the have a bunch of money soon and live without all strife.\" festivities begin. Celebrate those nuptials grandly, and may your toast put the proverbial icing on the union. • \"Here's to the husband and here's to the wife; May they remain lovers for life.\" 2 0 2 1 J U N E | 21 • \"Let us toast the health of the bride, Let us toast the

Chemical versus Natural Sunscreen: Why It Matters By Allison Davis C onfused about which sunscreen to choose this summer? Don't sweat it! Resources and research are available to help you choose the safest, most effective options. BLOOD ABSORPTION OF SUNSCREEN INGREDIENTS New information from sunscreen absorption studies conducted by the Food and Drug Administration in 2020 builds on the evidence from initial studies in 2019. According to www.FDA.gov, an FDA clinical trial evaluating the absorption of a broader range of sunscreen active ingredients found results for six elements compared to four in the original study. In addition to studying product label's maximal use guidelines, this second study also examined absorption after a single-use. In the new study, the FDA tested the absorption of active ingredients in four commercially available sunscreen products ― lotion, aerosol spray, nonaerosol spray and pump spray. While additional data are needed, results showed that all six active ingredients were absorbed into the bloodstream — even after a single-use and that once absorbed, can remain in the body extendedly. This study evaluated absorption of the active ingredients protection ― UVB instead of broad-spectrum ― plus higher avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene, homosalate, concentrations of chemicals you may want to avoid. octisalate and octinoxate. The prior research evaluated absorption of avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene Ingredient safety and ecamsule. Not all sunscreen chemicals are created equal. If you opt for a chemical sunscreen, avoid those with oxybenzone, CHEMICAL SUNSCREENS assigned an 8 out of 10 hazard score by the Environmental Working Group because of skin penetration, hormone Chemical sunscreens work by combining two of these six disruption and allergy problems. active ingredients. They absorb rays in a chemical reaction that dissipate the heat back off the skin. Nneka Leiba, deputy director of research at EWG, offers an alternative. She said, \"We recommend looking for UV protection (chemical) products that contain the active ingredient Don't be fooled by a high Sun Protection Factor — over avobenzone at 3%.\" According to the EWG, avobenzone 50, for example. In the SPF, the number indicates how well boasts the same low-hazard rank ― 2 out of 10 ― as zinc the sunscreen protects skin against sunburn only from oxide and titanium dioxide. UVB rays, which cause both sunburn and nonmelanoma skin cancers; UVA rays are more threatening. So, a sky- Appearance high number likely gives you drastically imbalanced Typically, chemical-based sunscreens rub into the skin easily and quickly and then dry sheer. Other products containing Allison Davis is the wellness manager at Apple Crate Naturals. Working in the natural industry for 11 years, she loves bringing the newest and best products to Fayetteville. 22 | J U N E 2 0 2 1

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It’s a Woman’s World: Spring Lake By Wanda Chavis T he Spring Lake community’s mantra has always been “Army Proud.” Snuggled up against the northern tip of Fort Bragg ― the largest U.S. Army installation in population ― lies the small town of Spring Lake. It is bordered to the south by Fayetteville, to the west by Hoke and Moore counties and to the north by Harnett County. Large portions of the town limits are occupied by Pope Army Air Base and parts of Fort Bragg. Our town motto has held true. The slogan, “Unity for Prosperity,” may have seemed at the time to be the simple result of a 1978 contest set up by a Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce initiative. Local students participated with flag designs and motto submissions, which were judged by the Spring Lake Board of Alderman and Mayor. However, these young people captured the essence of the town’s character; past and future. With a population of around 13,000, the municipality has grown up between Fort Bragg Army Base and the former Pope Air Force Base. The small city is dubbed “The Gateway of Fort Bragg” and “Nearly Fort Bragg,” as several base entrances lead directly into the community. Settled by Scots, the area became known as Spring Lake after a fellow named Arthur Priddy opened a gas station near a spring-fed lake in 1923. The town was officially incorporated in 1951, nearly 30 years after Fort Bragg became a permanent Army post. Main Street of the old downtown area evolved from the original Plank Road of the 1800s. It was the main drag through town until 1942, when the Bragg Boulevard bypass was completed. The downtown area is still home to the post office and Town Hall, but few businesses have succeeded on Main Street. In 2016, a new road system rerouted traffic around Fort Bragg, affecting the economy and business health tremendously. Much of Spring Lake’s growth through the years is credited to quick and easy access to restaurants and businesses. The closing of the oldest fast-food chains, Hardees, Burger King and others, saddened residents. The town always welcomes new dining options with excitement ― even the chains. As a 40-year resident of the city, I can, however, recommend a few Spring Lake staples: El Tucan for authentic Mexican food; Chopstix and Sawadees for excellent Thai food; Army Wanda Chavis is a published author, public speaker and owner of Picture of Health & Thermography, LLC, located at 819 Chapel Hill Road in Spring Lake. She and her husband, Rev. Jeff Chavis, have served in pastoral leadership at The Pentecostal Church of Spring Lake since 1981. She is a mother of three sons and nine grandchildren, six of whom live locally. 24 | J U N E 2 0 2 1

City for healthy Greek options; and the American comfort food champion Cedar Point Restaurant for breakfast served all day. Unfortunately, the city has been unable to attract and keep larger family-style restaurants, primarily, in my opinion, due to the lack of natural gas access. No finger- pointing here, but a lack of strong, forward-thinking leadership at crucial times in Spring Lake has resulted in missed growth opportunities. For education, Cumberland County Schools is the public- school option for pre-K through grade 12. Public schools of choice, academies and charter school opportunities, as well as early college and community college dual enrollment options for high school students, are available through CCS. The alternatives of private, parochial and homeschool choices appeal to many and are ever-growing. The Spring Lake Recreation and Parks Department staff works hard to provide youth-based activities accessible to the public. Tennis and basketball courts are available at Ruth Street Park; Mendoza Park offers three baseball and softball fields, plus a large playground and picnic areas. Military retirees make up a large segment of Spring Lake’s population. Countless families stationed at Fort Bragg decide to settle their families close to the base after leaving service. In the past and present, these heroes purchase land, build houses and start businesses, making Spring Lake home. An interesting tidbit of town history revolves around a World War II Army officer who served with the Airborne command. Lt. Col. James Stillman Rockefeller bought 1,400 acres adjacent to Spring Lake and Fort Bragg. The famous Rockefeller family used the land for decades as a vacation home ― Long Valley Farm. A financial genius, Rockefeller built the parcel into a full-service cattle farm, employing dozens of families to maintain, work the land and create a self-supporting enterprise. Though he lived to the ripe old age of 102, he decided in his 90s to donate the land to the nonprofit Nature Conservancy. That organization gave the land to North Carolina, spurring the creation of 3,333-acre Carvers Creek State Park. The beautiful park is a favorite recreation spot for Spring Lake residents and guests from all over, with a historic gristmill and the Rockefeller vacation site available for tours. Fishing spots, ranger-led programs and trails for walking, biking and horseback riding round out the offerings. Action-packed fun also attracts folks to Spring Lake. Shooting sports beckon many to the Fort Bragg Clay Target Center for outdoor target shooting and the Guns Plus range for indoor practice. Water attractions afford more recreation. Smith Lake Recreation Area is the place for military-connected families to go who want to fish, picnic, mountain bike or hike. The swimming area and beach, available to DoD ID cardholders only, reopened 2 0 2 1 J U N E | 25

BOONE TRAIL HAPPY Father’s Day! We want to PUMP You UP, DAD! May 27. For activities visit https://bragg.armymwr.com/ HOME OF THE 30-MINUTE WORKOUT programs/smith-lake-recreation-area. The Army Travel Campground at Smith Lake Recreation area is another CLASSES Army-family favorite. Open to the public, the Spring Lake Outpost offers kayaking on the Lower Little River. Monday - Thursday: 5:30am/6:15am/8am/8:45/10:30am Spring Lake may not be perfect, but the strength of this little town has been demonstrated in its ability to recover 4pm/4:45/5:30pm/6:15pm from natural disasters as far back as the tornado of 1963, Friday: which destroyed homes, churches and businesses. In 2018, Hurricane Florence produced flooding of the Little River 5:30am/6:15am/8am/8:45/10:30am that blocked all northern access in and out of Spring Lake Saturday: for nearly two weeks. Homes and businesses along the river were flooded, some completely underwater. Families were Sa8asmsy/8S:4e0naiomrs: displaced, and businesses devastated. A whole wing of the 60-year-old Starlite Hotel was snapped off, and the 110-year- Tues/Thurs 10 am • Sat 9:30 am old Presbyterian Church sat underwater for a couple of weeks. However, the townspeople rallied, community Treat your Senior Dad churches and town volunteers stepped up with supplies. The efforts brought rewards: the cleanup and rebuilding of 60 and over to a FREE Month began as town residents leaned on and showed love to and FREE body scan! each other. DINAH GOODMAN Spring Lake residents barely notice when U.S. Marines train at Fort Bragg; the rumblings of freedom rock us to sleep Master Coach Personal Trainer every night as C-17s, C-130s and C-141s graze treetops and land on Pope Air Field. Seeing the graceful Golden Knights 3039 Boone Trail Ext. practicing their jump formations still takes my breath away. 910-889-1155 Hearing wafts of reveille, retreat and taps played while sitting in the quiet on the front porch is one of the sweetest www.facebook.com/FitBodyBooneTrail/ privileges of calling Spring Lake home. 26 | J U N E 2 0 2 1

AOulmtdanooacr Summer Edition By Cheryl Garrett W elcome to summer! According to Gallup Poll data, the warmest season of June 21 through Sept. 22 is the favorite of 25% of Americans. That's 11% behind spring, favored by 36% of poll responders. Favorite or not, summer is the season most synonymous with gardening, an activity that has topped the nation's list of favorite pastimes during the pandemic. If you haven't joined the craze, why not start now? Composting Whether you are a beginner or seasoned gardener, the most bang for your bounty comes from establishing a compost bin. The perfect spot is in the shade, near a water source, out of view from your neighbors’ and your sight, too. Location is essential, but how it is made matters, too; a composting bin can be either a free-formed compost mound or made from a shipping palette, no fewer than four wired together with coat hangers in an upright position, or lastly, constructed from hog-wire fencing no more than 4 feet high for ease of turning the decomposing materials. Whichever method you choose, remember you will need to reach into the organic materials to utilize them, so depth should be not much more than the length of your arm. If you are a short person like me, you may cut the height of the pallets to compensate or make a hog-wire round basket affixed with green metal fencing posts. Do the latter by purchasing a basket compatible in width to your comfort in reaching. Thoughtfully consider the materials used to build the bin, as well as what you put inside. ◀ Make the floor with landscaping material or cardboard, and for good air circulation, use a pallet on the bottom. ◀ Save matter from yard and garden cleanups to use as compost bin fodder, and if you haven’t yet, start now ― anything brown is a keeper. Browns help cool down the compost pile and include leaves, small sticks, paper, ◀ Make sure all added clippings and yard materials are cloth and cardboard. disease-free and pesticide-free. ◀ Do not add dye-colored paper of any kind to the compost unless you know the ink is organic. ◀ Add green waste ― watery materials like fruits and ◀ Find a spot to keep the brown matter, as it is hard to vegetables, grass clippings and weeds and kitchen come by in the summer when fallen leaves are not waste ― but not to include dairy, meat or fats ― to heat as prevalent. the pile. Cheryl Mitchell Garrett is retired with 34 years in the banking industry. She has now been a Cumberland County Master Gardener Volunteer for 12 years this January. She is also an instructor for Fayetteville Technical Community College's horticulture department on a variety of subjects. She finds it extremely rewarding to help the community that she has lived in for the past 40 years. 2 0 2 1 J U N E | 27

have an excellent source for filling your barrel quickly. Did you know that for every inch of rain on a square foot of your roof, you can collect just over a half-gallon of rainwater ― 0.6 gallons? If a roof is not available to help fill your rain barrel, creative ways exist for capturing rainwater. For one, I used my dog's cone collar to help funnel water collection. My husband made a funnel with roof flashing and also with a discarded satellite dish. Regarding accessing the water, I needed two extractions spigots; you can buy a split at any garden center, the kind that has an on-and-off flip tab. One can be used for a drip line to your vegetable or flower garden beds, the other for filling a bucket to tote to flower pots, window boxes and plants out by the mailbox. How about that for creative thinking? Here’s how to keep your bin in good working order. Need more reasons to invest in a rain barrel? The purchase ◀ Keep the compost pile damp, not soggy, and throw is an investment that saves money on the water bill, especially at my house, where my dog loves to drink in some soil now and then to provide grit for the rainwater, as do my house and garden plants. Rainwater earthworms who will feed on the debris. can also provide the perfect pH for your plants. The neutral ◀ Maintain a good bin balance of greens and browns to number for pH is 7; the range is 0 to 14. Our rain here in speed up decomposition. the Sandhills is just about right, with some exceptions. ◀ Learn more by engaging in my classes offered through Azaleas like high acidity of 4.5 to 6.0 pH, but some plants Fayetteville Technical Community College's continuing prefer lower acidity, such as asparagus ― 6.5 to 7.0 pH. The education department. Composting with Vermiculture higher number for pH is often referred to as \"sweeter\" soil. was held June 4 and Gardening for Dummies Aug. 7, at Lucky, we live in the South with a plethora of pine trees, the FTCC Horticulture Center. Stay tuned for more! an excellent source for another freebie: pine straw. Adding ◀ For a full list of what and what not to compost, see pine straw to your garden and flower beds will raise acidity www.thespruce.com/what-to-compost-1709069. as it breaks down in your soil. As it is a slow decomposer, my remedy is to double mow the needles. We bag for later Curb Appeal use in composting and mulch to achieve a fluffy, rich and airy look. To further prepare for the coming season, clean up your flower beds and top them off with good mulch; please, Soil Sampling do not use the color-dyed mulches ― read your labeling. Be sure to lay 3-4 inches of mulch on the beds, with at The Cumberland County Extension office at 301 East least 3 inches pulled away from the bases of shrubs, roses Mountain Drive offers free soil sample test kits. Every area is and tree trunks to brighten the beds and add great curb different when it comes to soil types and nutrient contents appeal. If you replace your mulch, dispose of the old in your in soil. Soil sampling and testing can show you the plant- composting bin. available nutrients and other soil chemical factors you need to grow plants successfully. For help or questions, call the Working with Water Extension Master Gardener help line office at 910-321-6882. Soil kits and rain barrels can be ordered and picked up at Every home and garden can benefit from a rain barrel or the same location at the Crown Complex site. Rain barrels two. Are there areas where you could use water access but are sold through the Soil and Water Conservation District don't have it? If you have gutters and a downspout, you office, located upstairs from CCE. 28 | J U N E 2 0 2 1 Get in step with summer June is as busy as the bees in your garden. Whether your favorite summer activity is visiting farmers' markets and garden stores, planting your plot and harvesting the goodness or greening up your grass for warm-season enjoyment, I have news and advice for you. First, for the market lovers, watch out, Fayetteville! I made a quick visit to Mr. Mike Pate, Pate's Farm Market owner at 6411 Raeford Road in Fayetteville, and boy, was I impressed! Learn more about this new variation from a long-term grower in the Women's View Magazine farmers market roundup in this issue.

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