Experience the Best of Western Wake

5 West magazine is devoted to exploring and celebrating life in Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs. This area repeatedly ranks among the top regions in the country to live or work, to find a home or start a business, to raise a family or retire. 5 West is dedicated to covering the topics readers care about – from hometown stories and community spotlights to fashion, food and local trends. Published six times a year, 5 West helps readers enjoy the good life that Western Wake County has to offer.


Good Vibes

Christian Tamburr is building a new music legacy in the Triangle BY KURT DUSTERBERG | PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHRISTIAN TAMBURR Christian Tamburr’s sense

Scrooge Takes a Final Bow

Scrooge Takes a Final Bow Ira David Wood III prepares to hang up his top hat after 50 remarkable years BY MELISSA

Triangle Trendsetters

PICTURED ABOVE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Aarti Sequeira of the Food Network. Photo by Bruce DeBoer | Jenna Cooper Hudson. Photo by


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Name a @townofcary store where you know you’ll find something you love every.single.time you walk in. We’ll go first: @theperfectpiececary. 😍🎄
@downtowncarypark has officially opened! With a bark bar, botanical garden and larger-than-life wooden cardinal play structure, this whimsical refuge in the heart of #downtowncary will most certainly be a beloved destination for many years to come. #itsabeautifulday 

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🎙️ Talk of the Triangle podcast episode 19 is out now! 🎶 

We are hitting a high note today! 🎷 We chat with local jazz musician @christiantamburrproductions about performing with legendary artists, such as @julioiglesias and @pennandtellerlive, as well as his work with the Legacy of Jazz concert series here in @townofcary and @townoffuquayvarina. 

Photo courtesy of Christian Tamburr. 

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Scrooge Takes a Final Bow

“This cherished holiday tradition has endured the evolution of downtown Raleigh’s landscape over the last half century, and soon we will bid farewell to the man who arguably and single-handedly revitalized North Carolina theater over the last five decades.”

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Our November/December issue is heading to newsstands this weekend! 


🎭 Ira David Wood III @idw prepares to take a final bow as the 50th season of @theatreinthepark’s “A Christmas Carol” kicks off.
🎄 Discover 67 ways to find holiday joy across the #Triangle.
🎷 Experience the Legacy of Jazz in @townofcary and @townoffuquayvarina.
🎁 Explore our Holiday Gift Guide.
🪄 PLUS: Cary’s historic homes, @therustybucketapex  moves to @visitpittsboronc, Hollywood’s @rollinjewett settles in @tohollysprings, and Influential Women of Wake. 

Cover and inside photos of the Wood family by @brianmullinsphotography. 

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🧛‍♀️💀 It’s time for a 𝕤𝕡𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕥𝕒𝕔𝕦𝕝𝕒𝕣 Halloween in the Triangle! 👻🎃

Check out our Fall Fun Roundup for last minute plans. 

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NC Wine Festival
Presented by Food Lion
Saturday, October 28 at @booth_amp 
VIP Session Gates: 11am - 5pm
GA Session Gates: 12pm-5pm
For over 20 years the North Carolina Wine Festival has been bringing you local North Carolina wineries, artisans, music, food and fun! 
Featured Bands:
The Dave Matthews Tribute Band @thedmtb 
Chairmen of the Board @chairmenoftheboard 

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Enter to win a $25 gift card from @honeysucklegelato at @fentonnc in @townofcary! 

Fill out our form {link in bio} for a chance to win. Get an extra entry by following one or more of the social media accounts for our new magazine, @trianglefamilymag.

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