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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.


2024 Diamond Award Winners

Edit Text Editor Readers throughout the community voted for their favorite businesses, services and venues. Now, we are excited to present the

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🌈🌈 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
🕺🏽 𝚄𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚕 𝚏𝚞𝚛𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚗𝚘𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚎, 𝚠𝚎’𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚌𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚋𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐! 💃🏻

@triangletwirl was a highlight of the evening for our #2024diamonds! #diamondawards
💎 Oh, what a night! 💎

Our annual #diamondawards celebrating the best of Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina as voted by our readers was held last night at the fabulous @naturalsciences in @downtownraleigh. 

A very special thank you to our sponsors:


And a huge thank you to the vendors who helped make it an incredible evening:


Congratulations to all our gold, silver and bronze winners! Thank you for being a part of making the Triangle the best place to live! 

📸 Don’t forget to tag us and @icidworld + @midtownmagazine for a chance to win even more prizes!
Congratulations to our gold Diamond Award winners in the PROFESSIONAL + EDUCATIONAL SERVICES category:

💎 Best Financial Advisor Cary Financial Planning 
💎 Best Law Firm @caryestateplanning 
💎 Best Local Travel Agent or Agency @dwbvacations 
💎 Best Automotive Repair Company or Detailing Service Christian Brothers Automotive 
💎 Best Private School @gracechristian.raleigh 
💎 Best Veterinarian @tcvet2010 
💎 Best Pet Pampering @pupsi.inc 

We look forward to celebrating with you tonight!
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