Walk With a Doc

By Jessica Stringer | March 9, 2017

Dr. Amanda E. Nelson gets up early each third Saturday for her own good and others’. The assistant professor of medicine and researcher at the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center leads a group walk, rain or shine, at UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont. As the Medical Advisor to the Osteoarthritis […]

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Take a Pilates Class, Head to the Spa, or Grab Brunch at One of Our Town’s Newest Openings

By Chapel Hill Magazine | November 11, 2016

BUSINESS BRIEFS Primrose Schools franchise owners Brian and Melissa Mart opened Primrose School of Chapel Hill at Briar Chapel in August. ◊ Lies Sapp and Sage Rountree, owners of the Carolina Yoga Company (Carrboro Yoga, Durham Yoga and Hillsborough Yoga) and Carolina Massage Institute, have opened Hillsborough Spa and Day […]

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5 Events Not To Miss This November

By Laura Zolman Kirk | November 8, 2016

Opening Doors of Opportunities NOV. 12, 6 P.M. Join EmPOWERment, Inc., a nonprofit focused on providing affordable rentals in the Chapel Hill area, at The Friday Center to celebrate its 20th year serving the community. Christian Foushee-Green’s Groove4You Quartet will provide musical entertainment for the evening and the first “POWER” […]

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Making Strides on the Field and at Home

By Laura Zolman Kirk | August 9, 2016

[quote_box_center]Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in McLean, Va., Catherine moved with husband Gordon Merklein and their boys – Sam, a junior at Carrboro High School, and Ethan, an eighth-grader at Culbreth Middle School – to Chapel Hill 12 years ago. The family, with their furry friends Izzy the dog […]

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

By Virginia Robinson | July 25, 2016

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 […]

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Chapel Hill Mom Designs Fitness Apparel Geared Toward Girls

By Chapel Hill Magazine | May 31, 2016

Tired of shopping in the boys’ department for her athletic daughter, MaryAnne Gucciardi combined her business savvy and soccer-mom drive to create high performance, comfortable sports apparel just for girls. After extensive design and testing, Dragonwing girlgear hit the marketplace in 2013 with a specialized line of sports bras, camis, […]

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Race Against Childhood Cancer Comes to Chapel Hill

By Sophia Lucente | March 22, 2016

Over the past six years, Durham resident Carrie Norry has served as a fundraising champion for families battling childhood cancers. Her nonprofit JUST TRYAN IT is named for a friend’s son, Ryan Darby, whose leukemia diagnosis inspired her to make a difference while living in the DC area. She and […]

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Our Latest Obsessions: Beets, Biographies & Basketball

By Jenny Hunt | March 15, 2016

Assistant editor (and huge Tar Heel fan) Jessica got to enjoy the ACC championship game in person. And it was an epic game. Rory Gillis, publisher, loved her time with Yvette Navarro and Aimee Flynn, owners of The Parlour at Manns Chapel. We love Il Palio and their creative way of serving […]

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Blood, Sweat & Friends: Why 30+ Men Rise at Dawn to Work Out Around Town

By Jill Warren Lucas | January 21, 2016

It’s a cold, damp morning. There’s little sign of life on Laurel Hill Road, where homes are still dark and birds are just beginning to stir and sing with the rising sun. As the sky brightens with vivid stripes of orange and gold, some 30 men round the corner from […]

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Strength in Numbers

By Jessie Ammons | June 12, 2015

You might have seen them: A troup of moms pushing jogging strollers through Southern Village or Briar Chapel, music thumping. Before too long, they stop along a jogging path or green space and whip out exercise bands for a few strengthening moves. Then, it’s back to the pavement, off and running to the […]

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