Up & Coming Weekly

September 02, 2014

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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6 SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2014 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM ( 9 1 0 ) 8 2 9 - 9 1 7 1 www.fascinate-u.com 1 1 6 Green Street SEPTEMBER EVENTS Sat., Sept. 1 3: 1 1 - 1 "Make It, Take It" * Summer Sand Dollars Sat. Sept. 20: 1 1- 6 "Mini-Golf Open" - JP Riddle Stadium mini-golf, face-painting, mascots, bubbles & more. $ 1 admission. Fri., Sept. 26: 7-9 "Fourth Friday" Hispanic artifacts & Japanese Kimona Paper Doll Decorating (Free admission and craft.) Sat., Sept. 27: 1 1 - 1 "Silly Saturday" Costumes of the World - Dress in your favorite international costume! *Free with museum admission or membership. Sat., Sept. 6 & 20: 1 2 - 4 "Come see the Trains"Cape Fear Model Railroad Club Free admission to the 3rd floor. General Admission: $4/child and $3/adult. Wednesday from 1-7 Free with donations accepted. City Fire/Emergency Management Partners with Army, Region on USAR Exercise The Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department, Army, Air Force and region fire departments partnered together the week of Aug. 18 on a first-time Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) exercise that simulated the structural collapse of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The exercise was made possible because it was a peacetime operation for the Army, and the last time the EOC was utilized at length in Cumberland County was the tornado event of 2011, when many Fort Bragg soldiers were deployed. The exercise was held at the Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department's Fire Training Center on Radar Road, which is located off Doc Bennett Road. With the help of the Army and the Air Force, Fayetteville and the regional fire departments setup a mobile command post that would operate utilizing all the components of a physical EOC. Utilizing an approximately 80-foot tower, radio systems from all agencies were connected and interoperable, and the command post provided for weather monitoring on satellite TV, Internet access, direct links to Fort Bragg's EOC and the State EOC and cell phone service. The N.C. Task Force 9 USAR Team - which consists of first responders from the Fayetteville Fire and Police departments, Cumberland County EMS and Cumberland County fire departments – practiced the rescue of people located inside the collapsed EOC. To rescue people, the team drills an inspection hole, uses a search camera and uses a chainsaw to gain access to people in the structure. The N.C. Task Force 9 USAR Team responds to the region and assisted with Hurricane Irene efforts. Additional exercises were also conducted on Fort Bragg and at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. F CUS On Pickup a Parks & Recreation Activities Guide Today The Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation Activities Guide September-February edition is now available at P&R facilities, recreation centers and on the Parks & Recreation website at www.fcpr.us. The guide is also distributed to children and their parents through Cumberland County Schools. The guide includes programs and classes offered at Parks & Recreation's numerous recreation centers, parks and facilities. Available on the website in PDF, the publication is also accessible as an Issuu file, which allows for a more interactive reading experience. Be sure to check out the Activities Guide and plan activities for you and your family to enjoy right here in Fayetteville! A guide to Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation programs, special events and facilities 121 Lamon Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301 www.fcpr.us INSIDE: KaBOOM! Playground Build pg. 2 ACTIVITIES GUIDE September 2014 - February 2015 Sid Gautam pg. 43 Learn to Ice Skate pg. 58 Tax-Free Retirement Social Security Strategies College Planning 910.551.1046 • iflretirement.com/AlanPorter

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