Virginia Robinson

6 Thoughtful Gifts to Give New Parents When They Need It Most

SOMETHING TO CHEW ON Babies and parents alike need options for entertaining curious minds. Give the little ones two gifts: a colorful book that’s both soft and crinkly (and filled with unicorns – all the rage among the newborn set), and a bright, chewy stroller toy that’s shhhhh…quiet when baby needs to be. Chewbeads Silicone …

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Barbecue That Goes Beyond a Plate of Pulled Pork

When a restaurant is called The Pig, it’s easy to focus on the pork. But don’t forget these non-barbecue options that are worthy of a trip. FRIED BOLOGNA It’s basically what you get when the sandwich from your grade-school lunch box grows up to be a total hunk. Featuring the thickest cut of house-made bologna …

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Big Brother Becomes Hero When He Crosses Triathlon Finish Line with Sister in Tow

When Maddie Harrison crossed the finish line at the JUST TRYAN IT triathlon – just ahead of her older brother, William – she got quite a bit of attention from some adoring fans. Her 3-year-old sister, Emma; her father, Stuart; and her mom, Margarita Escaler, were joined by Maddie’s teachers and friends in celebration. There …

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The Man Behind Chapel Hill’s Iconic Ice Cream

Update: Farmer Bob, as his children and countless friends called him, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2019. We are so grateful for the impact Farmer Bob had on our community, and we have his family and the Maple View Farm family in our thoughts.  A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 6, at New …

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Midway Community Kitchen Connects the Community Through Cooking Classes

It’s Monday night at Midway Community Kitchen, and everyone is talking about sugar. It’s everywhere, added to thousands of processed foods that aren’t even considered sweet, and students tonight learn that the average American eats enough of the stuff to fill a Mason jar each day. The students gasp, saying that they don’t want that …

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8 Home & Garden Must-Haves

<– Rocking Horse, $89.95. Twig.           Wreath, $275.95. Purple Puddle. –>          <– Cedar Wine Barrel Planters, $89.99 each. Fifth Season Gardening Co.      Moss Rose Coffeepot, $45. Branching Out. –>              <– Raindrop Birdhouse, $24.99. Southern Season.     Small birds by artists Robin and John Gumaelius, $225 and $250. Tyndall …

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Chapel Hill Artist Illustrates Bob Dylan’s New Children’s Book

How did you become an illustrator? When I was little, I got pegged as “the little artist kid.” I went to college at Kansas University and studied illustration there. After that, I was hired by Hallmark Cards as what’s considered an art director. I don’t think I could do this job without having had that …

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Local Children’s Book Encourages Girls to Take the Lead

This is a political campaign we can all get behind. Sadie McGrady, Leading Lady is the story of a spunky young girl who runs for president of the United States, and, like any candidate, she needs your support. Her creator, local writer Mary Parry, has teamed up with photographer Corey Williams to create the book, …

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