Amy Jones brings inspiration to Priority Associates Recently the women of Priority Associates were inspired and challenged as they listened to Amy Jones of Swift Creek share her life’s story.
As Renee Hayes’ beautiful voice filled the room with “How Great thy art” and “Because He Lives,” the women were spiritually refreshed as well.
Jones read and was inspired herself by Wess Stafford’s “Just a Minute: In the heart of a child one moment can last forever.”
“Do mere minutes transform a chi...
Willa Adcock Contributing WriterFuquay Varina Independent
Apex Farmers Market future unsure The Apex Farmers Market opened April 6 in front of the Chamber of Commerce building in downtown Apex. The market had poor attendance in 2012 and is looking to improve its numbers this year in hopes of keeping it open for years to come. The market doesn’t have any sponsors, so community support is imperative.
“Pretty much every town has a farmers market,” marketing manager Debbie Lubcker told the Apex Herald earlier this month. “We have a lo...
They’re baaaack If you’ve got them, flaunt them. If you know them, promote them, by encouraging their parents or grandparents to show them off by submitting them starting April 28, and if you want to see them win, start voting for them on June 2.
We’re talking about children, from birth to age 12, all who are eligible to be Fuquay-Varina Independent’s Cutest Kid.
There are plenty of them in our area, that’s for sure, and no doubt parents, grandparents, a...
Strawberry delights Get ready for April’s debut fruit, strawberries. They are sweet, luscious and juicy. For those who like to indulge, picking time at your favorite farm will be here before we know it.
I’ll never forget years ago, my daughter, Ashley, asked to take her friends strawberry picking for her birthday party celebration. After a fun time carefully selecting these heart shaped gems, we returned home, headed for the kitchen and started baking.
Bombshell Beer breaks the mold for brewers From the time she was a teenager, Ellen Joyner dreamed of one day owning her own business.
By the time she was in her 20s, that dream turned into a goal.
Now, thanks to a collaboration with two good friends, the goal has become a reality.
Joyner, Michelle Miniutti and Jackie Hudspeth are the founders and owners of Bombshell Beer Company, a craft brewery slated to open in Holly Springs in mid-summer.
It was the love of good craft beer ...
Shawn Daley Apex Herald EditorFuquay Varina Independent
What brew is right for you? With N.C. Beer Month upon us it would only seem fitting to give a brief explanation of styles you may encounter. This list will by no means be conclusive, but it should help give you an idea of styles that you may or may not want to try.
We all have different taste profiles that we will gravitate toward. I hope the descriptions below help you find a style you enjoy, or even prompt you to try something new.
American Pale Ales have a modera...
Growers Market ready for the picking As the weather gets warmer and crops begin to ripen, it can only mean one thing. The Growers Market is back.
Next weekend, many will flock to Centennial Park in Fuquay-Varina to take part in one of the community’s jewels. A great way for families to support local farmers while eating healthy, the Growers Market will be able to take electronic benefits transfer payments for the first time.
The $15,000 grant that made accepting EBT payments...