May/June 2018

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A few Fridays ago, photographer Briana Brough and I spent the day at The Carolina Inn taking photos for our Women’s Issue. Briana scouted the perfect location to shoot each woman, intern Savannah Shaney assisted with lighting and I helped as needed. It was a long day but we knocked out most of the photos you’ll see starting on page 34. Best of all, we got to spend time with some incredible Chapel Hill women.

We kicked off the day with Janice McAdams, who was a pleasure to interview a week earlier. The best advice she’d ever been given? “Listen. It’s really hard to do sometimes because I love to talk,” she told me. “You learn so much.” She does a lot of that as executive director of SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals.

Then there were the energetic women of PORCHSusan Romaine, Christine Cotton and Debbie Horwitz – who just hit the $2 million mark in donations for hunger relief earlier this year. (Briana captured them, appropriately, on the Inn’s famous porch.) Mayoral aide Jeanne Brown and I chatted about the town’s newest festival, Near & Far, (page 21) and the new third-grade field trips to Town Hall she helped start (page 14) when I drove her back to work.

Dr. Sue Ellen Cox dropped in between patients for her photo. Anita Woodley told us about her upcoming trip to Ferguson, Missouri, and I couldn’t help but notice that her colorful ensemble and spirit matched the bright bird wallpaper behind her. With Susan Levy’s retirement from Habitat for Humanity of Orange County just months away, I was glad we were recognizing someone so deserving and committed to her organization.

Finally, Chapel Hill High School senior Nadiya Farrington looked every bit an adult just days after her 18th birthday while her mom, positively beaming, and I stood off to the side as Briana snapped away.

I hope you’ll enjoy spending time getting to know these women and a few others we’re highlighting this issue.

–Jessica Stringer, Executive Editor 

24 A Dog’s Guide to Chapel Hill
We asked some popular pups – and their owners – on Instagram
where they go in town

28 Honeysuckle, Lightning Bugs and a Father’s Love
Marshéle Carter shares memories with her Dad in Chapel Hill

34 The 5th Annual Women’s Issue
Women who makeour community a better place

48 Fashion Forward
How to dress for today’s workplace

54 Shop Local
Beauty finds to complete your style

56 Our Top Dentists

65 What’s New in Chatham


8 Letter from the Executive Editor

10 Noted 

22 5 Events Not to Miss

68 What We Love About Living in Briar Chapel

78 How They Live 
With two demanding careers, a teen and a toddler, ABC11’s Tisha Powell-Wayne and UNC physician James Wayne make family time count

97 Taste 
Find our area’s best restaurants

109 Engagement
Jamie Schendt & Caleb Fernandez

110 Weddings
Geoffrey Daniel & Rosemary Hobbs
Andrea Saca & Jared Drexler
Heba Salama & Greg Frazer

People & Places

12 In Our Schools

14 Town Hall field trip

16 TABLE’s 10th birthday

17 Orange Chatham Association of Realtors awards gala

18 Ronald McDonald House celebrates 30 years

19 Ackland Art Museum’s fifth annual Artini

20 Carrboro Town Commons ribbon cutting

21 Near & Far festival

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