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A ribbon-cutting for the newest water feature at Mable C. Smith Park marked the opening of public splash pads for the season, according to a Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Rec news release.  Public pools are scheduled  to open on Memorial Day, according to the release.

Cumberland County residents are invited to help fill a  truck with donations to help students who need assistance over the summer.

Library issues challenge to youngest visitors: Read 1,000 books before kindergarten

How many books have you read this year? Parents and caregivers of infants, toddlers and preschoolers may find the answer is higher than they think. Families can read more than 1,000 books in three years, if they read just one book per day with a child.

Fish tales

There’s something about seafood that makes us feel like we’re at the beach even if it’s 100-plus miles away.

Grow your best tomatoes with help from the library

Spring is here, and with the threat of frost receding as the days grow longer, tomato lovers start to dream of summer. Slicing a big juicy heirloom tomato for a sandwich or snacking on sweet cherry tomatoes in between pulling weeds are the dreams of gardeners across Cumberland County as they tend their seedlings.

A meet-and-greet is scheduled for North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green on Thursday evening at City Center Gallery & Books, according to a news release. Jaki Shelton Green, who is in …

Photographs that capture the story of change in the world are on display in “Reformation: Solo Photography Exhibition & Film Screening,” an exhibit opening Saturday at the Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County. The exhibit will be open through April 30 at the Arts Center, 301 Hay St., according to a news release.

Cumberland County Schools will host a “kindergarten showcase” to introduce incoming kindergarten students and their families to the elementary school environment.

Tickets are still available for CityView’s Ladies’ Night Out, an evening of food and beverages, shopping, health demonstrations, a fashion show and more. Presented by Cape Fear Valley Health, Ladies’ Night Out is now in its third year. It will bring together local businesses, self-care organizations, medical offices and others Thursday evening at The Carolina Barn in Spring Lake.

Artwork by students in kindergarten through 12th grade is featured in the annual Cross Creek Mall Student Art Show through May 1, according to a Cumberland County Schools news release.

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