Julia Baker

Face Paint, Food Trucks and Art on Franklin Street Ring in the Fall Season

Families, students and art connoisseurs alike came out Sunday, October 2 to West Franklin Street for the 44th annual Festifall. At this street art festival, visitors perused booths filled with local art, participated in craft activities and grabbed a bite to eat from food trucks. With a background of live music from musicians on the …

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Rocky Mountain High

Chapel Hill native Liz Coleman and ECU alumnus Rob Jordan first crossed paths three years ago in Colorado. A few years into dating, the pair traveled to Barcelona for Liz’s spring break. They planned to visit the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc in anticipation of a spectacular light and music display and arrived only to find it was not running that day. However, Rob …

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Way to Go, Grads!

Students from Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools celebrated their high school graduations at the late-night, substance-free Project Graduation on Saturday, June 11. In its 24th year, the event held at the UNC Student Union included food, karaoke, face painting, a glow-in-the-dark disco, casino, bounce houses, and more. Thanks to individual and business donors, the “Zero Gravity”-themed …

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Weekend at a Glance: Fiery Performances, Front Porch Picnics and Food Truck Fun

Umstead Uncorked Beer Tasting – Thursday, 6pm – In celebration of North Carolina Beer Month, Umstead Hotel and Spa’s sommelier is switching gears for an evening of exploring how the right brew emphasizes the flavor of an already delicious dish. Chatham Habitat for Humanity Spelling Bee Adult Spelling Bee – Thursday, 6-8pm – Gather your …

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Weekend at a Glance: Sweeney Todd, Seasonal Celebrations and Songs

Chatham Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication – Thursday, 5-6:30pm – Join the Habitat community as they celebrate new beginnings for the two families who will turn their recently completed houses into homes. Whetherman at Johnny’s Gone Fishing – Thursday, 7-9pm – Spend the evening listening to the melodic sounds of Nicholas Williams, who combines thoughtful …

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Meet the Local Entrepreneur Who’s Been in Biz Since 4th Grade

Owning a business is no small feat. Yet Connor had accomplished this exploit by the time he was in fourth grade with Connor’s Kits for Kids, a company selling kid-friendly science kits. So how does a young scientist and budding entrepreneur follow such an accomplishment? Connor joined forces with a fellow student, expanding his company and learning …

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Weekend Best Bets: Baseball, Barbecue and Beethoven

Meet Our Heroes Reception – Thursday, 5-8pm – Celebrate the heroes who inspire the sixth grade students at Durham Academy. Artist Peg Gignoux coached the group of students as they constructed handmade, illustrated pop-up books that featured the heroes in their lives. These unique books will be on display until April 3. FRANK Gallery, 109 …

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Weekend Best Bets: Carver, Comedy and Concerto Competition

George Washington Carver and Friends – Thursday, 6:30-7:30 pm – Kick off Black History Month with an exciting performance by Bright Star Theatre as the traveling group brings to life the stories of prominent black American leaders from the past 150 years. Be inspired by the kid-friendly and lighthearted accounts of famous figures such as …

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