Up & Coming Weekly

July 25, 2017

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 UCW JULY 26 AUGUST 1, 2017 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Hit e Houston Astros It doesn't hurt local enthusi- asm for minor league baseball that the parent organization of our team is the best team in the American League. e Astros have posted a winning record of 60-30 and have a commanding 10-game lead over their nearest opponent. Miss City Streets Why doesn't the City of Fayetteville take better care of our streets? Numer- ous utility patches deteriorate and make for rough roads. Manholes become the equivalent of pot holes. Hit Fayetteville Dinner eatre What a wonderful idea! Din- ner eatre has returned to Fayetteville, ironically at the same hotel where it was last seen decades ago, but now under a new name. Off-Broad- way mainstay "e Fantas- ticks" was the inaugural show. Miss Bike Trail In historic Haymount and some nearby neighborhoods, there are bike paths marked along newly-paved streets. ree issues: Planners put them on steep, hilly roads. Most of the bike paths are not marked as such. And the lack of a city ordinance means cars can park on bike paths. Huh? Hit Baseball Park Ground breaking for the downtown minor league baseball stadium is on schedule. City officials hope to begin the project Sept. 1. Preparations are already underway. Construction is expected to take 18 months. Miss Flag Disrespect Flags flown at the historic Lafayette statue in Cross Creek Park off Green Street downtown have become badly faded, and one of them is torn. Hit Splash Pads e city is wasting no time. Crews broke ground for the first two splash pads authorized by voters in last spring's recreation and parks referendum. Mayor Nat Robertson was the moving force behind the water features. Toss up New York Restaurant e popular Eastern Boulevard restaurant is a throwback to 50 years ago when it first opened: It still serves delicious and inexpensive southern-style home-cooking. But, patrons have to pay with cash. ere's no handicapped parking and the restrooms are outside the building. Hit Hire Vets More and more local and nation- al businesses, literally hundreds of them, are hiring veterans. Two vets I know who've been living on the street now have full-time jobs with benefits. Hits and Misses by JEFF THOMPSON OPINION JEFF THOMPSON, Senior News Reporter. COMMENTS? news@upandcomingweekly. com. (910) 484-6200. a t B o r d e a u x Music by Harvey Schmidt | Lyrics by Tom Jones | Directed by Jeanne Adams Koonce, Purple Door Productions "A Unique Theatre Experience!" A Romantic Musical Comedy! July 27-29, 2017 Ramada Plaza | 1707 Owen Drive Call: 910-391-3859 For Reservations or More Information $75.00 Per Person* • $5 Discount for Seniors 65+ Active Duty Military Available at www.fayettevilledinnertheatre.com or FDT Box Office at Ramada Plaza Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00 *Proceeds donated to Kidsville News Literacy & Education Foundation with Special Musical Guests: Cross Creek Chordsmen

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