Up & Coming Weekly

June 04, 2019

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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JUNE 5-11, 2019 UCW 31 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM June Events SAT. June 8: 11:00- 1:00 Make It Take It - Fathers' Day Cards WED. June 12: 10:00-11:00 Science & Nature Hour @ Fascinate-U: "Life of a Seed" presented by Cape Fear Botanical Garden THUR. June 13: 10:00-10:30 Fascinating Story Time with the Library (free admission for story time) SAT. June 15: 11:00- 1:00 Super Science: It's Electric! WED. June 19: 10:00-10:45 STEM Science @ Headquarters Library - All About Birds (free but register by calling 483-7727 ext. 1351) FRI. June 28: 7:00-9:00pm 4th Friday - Model Magic Creations 116 Green Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301 | 910-829-9171 www.fascinate-u.com 433 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC 28301-5537 www.FayettevilleNC.gov (910) 433-1FAY (1329) /cityoffayettevillegovernment Insta Follow Your City on Social Media: Engaging You About Your City Government Engaging You About Your City Government KENNETH MAYNER, MPA, Chief Branding Officer, City of Faye eville Corporate Communica ons Department, Contribu ng Writer. Parks & Recreation Helps to Combat Heat With the increase in temperature, Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation has decided to extend its Splash Pad operations until 7 p.m. beginning Thursday, May 30. Originally open until 6 p.m., the Splash Pads are expected to see an uptick in use during the heat wave. Splash Pad hours will be Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 2-7 p.m. through Sept. 1. This change will be in effect for all currently operational Splash Pads at Kiwanis, Massey Hill, Myers, Spivey, Eastover and Wade. Splash Pads are free to use and all ages are admitted at the facilities. Additionally, residents can cool off at Chalmers Pool, located adjacent to Smith Recreation Center and across from Fayetteville State University on Langdon Street; the Keith A. Bates, Sr. Pool, located at College Lakes Recreation Center; and the Westover Aquatic Center at Westover Recreation Center. Pools are open Tuesday-Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost for public swim is $1 for residents ages 12 and under and $2 for non-residents 12 and under; $2 for residents ages 13+ and $4 for non-residents ages 13+. Recreation centers offer a reprieve from the heat, as well, featuring air condition and public facilities. Fayetteville-Cumberland Recreation Centers operate at different times, so residents should call their nearest recreation center or log onto www.fcpr.us for hours. City Seeks Citizen Input on Website Redesign The City of Fayetteville has partnered with Granicus to redesign the City's website, FayettevilleNC.gov, with the intent of better serving citizens who are seeking information about the City of Fayetteville. Citizens are encouraged to visit FayettevilleNC.gov/websitesurvey and take the short 10-question survey that will allow citizens to help shape the redesign and content placement of the City's website. The survey, in place until June 14, takes less than 10 minutes to fill out and is completely anonymous. "We are seeking input from residents to help us shape what information is on the site and where it is located, to better serve our citizens and harness the power of the community to make this a better product in the end," said Kevin Arata, Fayetteville's Corporate Communications Director. "The survey will help us better understand the audience who typically visits our site and what information they are seeking, so that we may make that information more easily accessible." The website was last redesigned in 2015, resulting in an increase from 75,000 page views per month to more than 175,000 page views per month, with much of that increase attributed to making the site mobile and tablet-friendly. The new site, expected to be completed by the fall of 2019, will maintain its mobile and tablet-friendly design. Residents can expect to see a much-improved web experience when visiting the newly redesigned site. Hill Named Fire/Emergency Management Chief Michael Hill has been named chief of the Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department. Hill had served as interim chief since March and as deputy chief since 2010. Chief Hill began his career following a junior high school job shadowing program in 1987 with a Fayetteville Fire Battalion Chief. He started with the Wade Community Fire Department, where he has been chief since 2004. Hill has served the Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department for over 25 years, starting as a firefighter in 1993 and rising through the ranks to lieutenant, captain, battalion chief, deputy chief and now chief. Hill has managed or been assigned to every division of the department. As chief, he will head a staff of 331 and oversee a $29 million budget for a department that is internationally accredited and has achieved an ISO rating of class 1, which is the best possible rating. ISO stands for Insurance Services Office and their rating describes how well a fire department can protect the community. Insurance companies also use the score to help set insurance rates. Advertising Grow Your Business For effective advertising, Call 910.484.6200 today! www.upandcomingweekly.com

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