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An ode to spring…and pollen

By Faith Hatton, posted 1 month ago

I can honestly say that I have never felt more like a piece of fried chicken in my life, with the way this pollen has been raining down and the expected temperatures for this upcoming summer season, I feel like we’re all about to be fried lightly on both sides at 350 degrees. 
It is so good to feel and see spring coming to the area. Although the pollen is… a challenge, the sun has returned and there is finally a holiday gap! While I did have a happy Easter- as I hope you did as well, dear reader- we are now clear through July!
Before they are in full bloom, and at the risk of alienating our audience, I have to admit that I have never understood the love of the flowering dogwood. You can not tell me that any of you honestly enjoy the smell of that flower. That is one Fayetteville specific thing I have to relearn every year: The Dogwood; love the festival, hate the flower. 

I hope you enjoy this issue featuring some fun hospitality pieces such as the return of the first of 2024s Fayetteville Comic Cons! I’ve never been able to attend but this year I am making it a goal! This issue also features articles on the historic Huske Hardware buildings now for sale in downtown Fayetteville and great networking opportunities scheduled for the area including the upcoming Future Rich Aunties Business Conference and Fayetteville PWC’s Industry Day!
I wish you all nothing but the best spring season and I hope you keep your tissues and Claritin pills close! 

Happy reading!

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