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.


Harvesting Change

Harvesting Change The impact of female farmers on local communities BY KRISTEN SCHRUM A new kind of farm is flourishing in Wake

Universal Design

Universal Design Where attractiveness meets accessibility—for everyone BY SAMANTHA GRATTON | PHOTOS COURTESY OF PARAGON BUILDING GROUP AND LAUREY GLENN When you

Personal Sanctuaries

Personal Sanctuaries Crafting identity in a Jamison Park house BY KRISTEN SCHRUM | PHOTOS COURTESY OF ABIGAIL JACKSON PHOTOGRAPHY AIn a world

2024 Diamond Award Winners

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The March/April issue of 5 West is heading to newsstands now!

This issue includes our Home & Garden and Market Leaders special sections, as well as features on:

👩🏻‍🌾 Female farmers
🏠  A tour of midcentury modern homes
🖼️ Wallpaper trends
🌾 A stroll through the New River Trail State Park
🎙️ Our candid conversation with local radio personality @kittykinnin 

Find a copy this weekend, then check out the stories online through the link in our bio. 

Cover photo by Abigail Jackson
Pulled up to @weld_wineandbeer just in time to have a beer with the artist @endr.art responsible for the mural (in the background). 

A toast: To trying new local spots, meeting talented people, #nccraftbeer and it being the weekend! 🍻
🌈🌈 backdrop for the soccer players at Middle Creek Community Center @townofcary.
Looking for a lunch refresh? 🍕🥗🥙 Look no further than the pizzette with salad delight at @sassoolcafe. Add hummus and/or tatziki + garden salad to one of their pizzette pies, and you’ll discover your new go-to. Trust us.
The 2nd annual Apex NC Restaurant Week runs February 26–March 3. Choose among 14 restaurants offering fixed-price lunch menu items for $15 and 12 restaurants offering three-course dinners for $30. @townofapex #restaurantweek #apexnc
🍕 It’s a 𝓅𝒾𝓏𝓏ℯ𝓉𝓉ℯ party! 🍕

@sassoolcafe will be hosting a pizzette party **tomorrow** from 3-5 pm at both their Cary and Raleigh locations. 

Try a selection of 6 pizzettes for the occasion, including cheese, mushroom/onion, meat, spinach/feta, garden style zaatar + fig/mint.

Vote for your favorite pizzette after sampling, and Sassool will donate the winning pizzettes to Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen for a lunch service in March. 

Tickets are $5, and can be purchased online or at Sassool (although it is advised to purchase online as the event may sell out).
Local chef Sera Cuni @cuni_verse of @rootcellarchapelhill takes a bold step with @feed_well_fridges. 

“The full-size units are stocked with free meals that are available 24 hours a day. Residents are welcome to take what they need. The fridges were Cuni’s idea, but the food is supplied by farmers, grocers, restaurants and caterers, tapping leftovers that would otherwise go to waste.”

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✏️ Kurt Dusterberg 
📷 The Root Cellar Café & Catering 

#feedwellfridges #seracuni #rootcellar #foodpantry
Do you like horses? Yay or neigh? 🐎 

Join us as we learn about the increasingly popular world of equine therapy with Amanda Graham of @unbridled_way_forward. 

#equinetherapy #horsetherapy #mentalhealth #occupacionaltherapy @applepodcasts @audible @amazonmusic @iheartradio
Spent an unseasonably warm afternoon at the amazing @downtowncarypark, walking around thinking about how lucky we are to have this gift in the heart of @townofcary. #cary #carync #ncparks
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