Up & Coming Weekly

July 20, 2021

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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4 UCW JULY 21-27, 2021 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM STAFF PUBLISHER Bill Bowman Bill@upandcomingweekly.com OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Paulette Naylor accounting@upandcomingweekly.com EDITOR April Olsen editor@upandcomingweekly.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER Dylan Hooker art@upandcomingweekly.com EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Keyuri Parab STAFF WRITER Audrey Hogue REPORTER Jeff Thompson MARKETING ASSOCIATE Linda McAlister Brown linda@upandcomingweekly.com DISTRIBUTION MANAGER/SALES ADMINISTRATOR Laurel Handforth laurel@upandcomingweekly.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Margaret Dickson, Pitt Dickey, D.G. Martin, John Hood, Jim Jones, Shanessa Fenner, Crissy Neville COVER Cover art "Moving in the Spirit" by Dwight Smith. –––––––––––- Up & Coming Weekly www.upandcomingweekly.com 208 Rowan St. P.O. Box 53461 Fayetteville, NC 28305 PHONE: 910-484-6200- FAX: 910-484-9218 Up & Coming Weekly is a "Quality of Life" publication with local features, news and information on what's happening in and around the Fayetteville/Cumberland County community. Up & Coming Weekly is published weekly on Wednesdays. Up & Coming Weekly welcomes manuscripts, photographs and artwork for publication consideration, but assumes no responsibility for them. We cannot accept responsibility for the return of unsolicited manuscripts or material. Opinions expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher. The publisher reserves the right to edit or reject copy submitted for publication. Up & Coming Weekly is free of charge and distributed at indoor and outdoor locations throughout Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Pope Army Airfield, Hope Mills and Spring Lake. Readers are limited to one copy per person. © 2020 by F&B Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of editorial or advertisements without permission is strictly prohibited. Various ads with art graphics designed with elements from: vecteezy.com and freepik.com. PUBLISHER'S PEN Legends Pub celebrates 25 years by BILL BOWMAN 82 64 82 83 79 82 63 64 83 66 64 65 THU JUL 22 FRI JUL 23 SAT JUL 24 SUN JUL 25 MON JUL 26 TUE JUL 27 91 72 92 71 89 69 89 70 90 71 90 71 Thunderstorms Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Mostly Sunny Association of Community Publishers ere are countless numbers of people, businesses and or- ganizations in Fayetteville and Cumberland County that we could celebrate, showcase and write about. All of them are engaged in doing things that make this com- munity a great place to live. In every case these benefactors of humanity work tirelessly and silently throughout the commu- nity seeking no compensation or recognition with their satisfaction coming only from knowing they are lifting a burden from someone's troubled shoulders or easing the pain of an ailing heart caused by a terminal diagnosis, a personal trag- edy, a sudden loss of a loved one or an unfortunate turn of ill fate. e world would be a kinder and gentler place if it were inhabited with more people like Holly Whitley of Legends Pub and her like-mind- ed supporters affectionately known as the Gypsy Women. Together from the quaint con- fines of one of Fayetteville's and Bragg Boulevard's oldest and most renown and respected "biker bars" comes an outpouring of charity and compassion that has identified both as paragons of humanity. My affinity toward Holly and her bar came naturally exactly 25 years ago in 1996, the year we both started our businesses. Incidentally, I have yet to put aside my penchant for fast mo- torcycles, pool playing and wine- drinking (all traits of my ill-spent childhood). Since then, we both have set our sights on building successful local businesses that contribute value to the community. Well, after a quarter-century, hun- dreds of charitable events and over a million dollars in charitable donations and contributions, Holly, and her band of Gypsy Women, have truly become legendary. In celebration, Up & Coming Weekly, Jay Dowdy, Gates Four Country Club and Piedmont Natural Gas recently had a '80s music concert where Holly host- ed a party for the Gypsy Women and friends of Legends Pub. Holly, we salute you and thank you for 25 years of uncondi- tional love and service to the Fayetteville community. You are the standard-bearer of generos- ity and compassion. Few will accomplish in a lifetime what you have done in 25 years. Con- gratulations! My 25 years, my achieve- ments? I'm now the oldest pa- perboy in Fayetteville, and I'm still working on it. anks for reading Up & Coming Weekly. BILL BOWMAN, Publisher, UP & COMING WEEKLY. COM- MENTS? BILL@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. FREE F&B PUBLICATIONS VOLUME 26 ISSUE 23 Jun 2 -8, 2021 Ellington-White hosts social justice exhibition p. 12 Gilbert Theater opens Broadway hit p. 14 FTCC celebrates Class of 2021 p. 15 Support LOCAL Eat Local Businesses Listing page 22 Dining Guide page 23 25th Annual Spring Fling Gypsy Women Supporting Seth's Wish Legendary Style Gypsy Women Supporting Seth's Wish Legendary Style Gypsy Women Supporting Seth's Wish Legendary Style Coming June 9th p. 3 Dinosaur Dinosaur world world

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