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The May/June issue of Chapel Hill Magazine

May/June 2020

The 7th annual Women’s issue, pandemic experiences from our neighbors, how families use their favorite home spaces while social distancing and more

The April issue of Chapel Hill Magazine

April 2020

The annual Home & Garden issue, chefs’ inspiration, financial wellness at every age, Chapel Hill in full bloom and more

Tanner and Mimi Hock own Perennial plus a few other West Franklin Street buildings in Chapel Hill.

March 2020

March 2020 THE ENTREPRENEUR ISSUE 78 | The Entrepreneurs These business owners – from a long-standing family enterprise to a promising cancer treatment startup – share lessons, plans for expansion and more 92 | Behind the Music Storied venue Cat’s Cradle changed owners and locations over its 50 years, but never lost its cool 102 …

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Members of the School of Rock Chapel Hill house band in front of the music school.

January/February 2020

January/February 2020 THE KIDS’ EDITION 34 | Making the Band School of Rock Chapel Hill provides a sense of community and a place for kids and teens to hone their music skills 40 | With the Assist Former UNC player Marcus Ginyard sponsors an annual two-day basketball clinic for local kids 44 | Summer Camp …

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The cover of the December 2019 issue of Chapel Hill Magazine

December 2019

December 2019 FEATURES 36 | It’s All About the Climb Members of Chapel Hill’s robust climbing community ascend to new heights 40 | Dimensions of Health This UNC professor hopes 3D-printing technology will breakthrough in women’s health 44 | Balancing Act A practice uses somatic psychotherapy to help clients tackle stress 50 | A Very …

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chapel hill-carrboro holiday parade

November 2019

November 2019 200 YEARS OF CHAPEL HILL 68 | 200 Years of Chapel Hill 70 | Moments in Time A brief history of Chapel Hill 76 | A Storied Friendship Ida Friday and Georgia Kyser helped preserve the town’s historical homes 78 | Community Treasures The Chapel Hill Historical Society honor a new class of …

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"Biscuits for Your Outside Man” features songs from North Carolina artists such as John Dee Holeman, Algia Mae Hinton and Guitar Gabriel.

September/October 2019

September/October 2019 THE FOOD & DRINK ISSUE 42 | A Feast For The Eyes Five dishes to savor this fall 50 | Fueled by Pho Andy Hoang opened his small Vietnamese restaurant  on West Franklin Street earlier this year, the realization of a lifelong dream 60 | A Full Plate Vimala Rajendran’s generosity is felt …

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The Best of Chapel Hill 2019 cover features multiple readers' favorites.

July/August 2019

The Best Of Issue: Our readers’ favorites revealed

Chapel Hill Town Council ember Jess Anderson

May/June 2019

May/June 2019   THE WOMEN’S ISSUE 52 | Lorie Clark 54 | Celisa Lehew 55 | Caroline Zarzar 56 | Bailey Pons 58 | Jennifer Ho 60 | Katie Loovis 62 | Jess Anderson 63 | Jan Davis 64 | Moreton Neal, Nancie McDermott, Keebe Fitch, Spring Council and Sharon Van Vechten 66 | Rhonda K. Lanning   FEATURES …

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April 2019

April 2019 THE HOME & GARDEN ISSUE 40 | Raise the Roof  The Hapgoods renovated a midcentury modern home and installed a contemporary roof garden  48 | Intentional Living Carrboro’s Pacifica neighborhood is based on the principles of shared space and valued community  56 | The Grass Menagerie  The Ronald McDonald House’s whimsical garden delights …

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Lara Casey is the author of "Make It Happen," publisher of "Southern Weddings," and creator of the PowerSheets Goal Setting Planners.

March 2019

March 2019 FEATURES 38 | Ready to Recover A starving teenager with a rare disorder and an incomparable strength  62 | Raising the Bar Spend a night on the town at these local watering holes 105 | Island Escape A Chapel Hillian shares her top recommendations for Bald Head Island 108 | What We Love …

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Ackland Art Adventures are held monthly at the Ackland Art Museum

January/February 2019

January/February 2019 FEATURES 26 | Course of Action As essential as CPR, Stop the Bleed classeseducate on how to stop severe bleeding 30 | Child’s Play Four fun activities for kids 38 | Summer Camp Guide 58 | What We Love About Living In…Southern Village 58 | How They Live — Worth The Wait 88 …

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Kate Sayre, Alexandra DeSiato, Lauren Sacks and Francelle Toedtli found community and camaraderie during the Whole Mama Yoga retreat at Rock Quarry Farm.

December 2018

MAKING A LIST, CHECKING IT TWICE I’m ready for quality time with my family, baking up a storm and binge-watching shows and movies. I’ll head home to Virginia at the end of the month for some much-needed R&R, but until then, I plan to take advantage of all the town celebrations that I can. We’ve …

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Chapel Hill Town Council member Allen Buansi is a native of Chapel Hill.

November 2018

When we asked seven people to sing the praises of their peers and colleagues for our cover story, every person answered with a resounding “yes.” I’m thankful they took time out of their busy schedules – or in outgoing Town Manager Roger Stancil’s case, recent retirement – to pen these tributes, which start on page …

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September/October 2018

In May, during a trip to Virginia, I had a stack of blueberry-lemon curd pancakes in Staunton that reminded me of Elmo’s. That same weekend, breakfast at The White Hart Café in Lynchburg was reminiscent of The Root Cellar’s welcoming vibe and home-style offerings. In Harrisonburg, Three Notch’d Brewing Company had a number of delicious …

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July/August 2018

Summertime, and the Livin’ is Easy I couldn’t see out my back window. There I was on 15-501, backseat full of pool floats borrowed from Unscripted Durham on my way to Chapel Hill. The June afternoon sun beat down as we pulled up at the home that real estate agent Martha Bick gave us access …

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The May/June issue of Chapel Hill Magazine was the women's issue

May/June 2018

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 …

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Cover April 2018

April 2018

SHELTER 32 Three Organized Spaces Follow these tips for a clutter-free, functional home 38 Shop Local Funky spring finds to spruce up your space 42 Get Your Home Ready for Spring Gardening basics, what to plant, painting tips and more 54 Town & Gown Gardens Get a sneak peek of the Chapel Hill Garden Tour …

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March 2018

Sometime during that snow in January, between my fourth and fifth walk to the fridge to find a snack that didn’t exist, my case of cabin fever got real. Stuck inside working for a few days, my mind drifted. I thought back on beach trips to Duck and the Outer Banks. Even though I’m a …

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January/February 2018

As new Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools superintendent Dr. Pam Baldwin told me, “Sometimes students say, ‘I don’t like science.’ And you go, ‘Really? Let me show you what science is really about.’ [That’s] the reason we’re in this profession, the reason we chose to teach. I taught biology and chemistry because I really do love …

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December 2017

  FEATURES 23 A Farewell from Grimball Jewelers 31 Holiday Calendar of Events Don’t miss out on the fun this December 35 “Carolina Christmas” A poem by Matt LeRoy 38 Put a Bow on it Our favorite ways to wrap up your holiday shopping 50 Winter Wonderfam Suggestions for fun, not frenzied family time 52 …

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