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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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November 2017

FEATURES 34 Festive Family Outings Road trips to get you in the holiday spirit 42 A Very Chapel Hill Thanksgiving  We’ve got you covered on everything but the turkey 48 Raise a Glass  Crowd-pleasing cocktails 50 Gifts of Gratitude  Thank your host with these local items 52 At Your Service  Dementia Friendly Orange County trains …

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September/October 2017

THE FOODIE ISSUE 27 9 Foodie Events Not to Miss  78 Master Chefs Junior  Local kids passionate about food 88 Down on the Farm  Home-grown ingredients shine in Jamie DeMent’s new book 96 Let’s Taco ‘Bout It  Some of our favorite tacos around town 106 Nourish  Three do-gooding, food-focused organizations 110 Bowled Over  The Purple …

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July/August 2017

  The BEST OF CHAPEL HILL 2017 74 Pals and Pizza  The owners of IP3, Al’s and SallyMack support each other in life and business 76 The Superior Sandwich  Neal’s Deli stacks their selections high with quality ingredients 78 Pint-Sized Opinions  Kids share what they love about our Favorite Kid-Friendly Restaurant winners 80 Sweet Summer  …

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Isabella Florence Corral, 9, and Lucia Beatriz Corral, 7, explore grandparents James and Florence Peacock’s garden along with mother Natalie Peacock-Corral.

May/June 2017

  40 HOME AND GARDEN A new nature preserve, an old tree bids Franklin Street farewell, a community garden for kids, three tranquil (and tricked-out) outdoor spaces and an expert Laurel Hill home. FEATURES 28 Joyride The Careys share tales from BMX adventures 32 Work Like a Dog These adorable office pets are valued team members 36 Carolina Champions A …

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Stacey Lange with her kids, Carter, 10, Colby, 5 and Campbell, 7. When she’s not running the Morris Grove Elementary PTA, Stacey dons the gecko costume at school events.

April 2017

REMARKABLE WOMEN 40 Vivienne Benesch  PlayMakers Repertory Company 42 Julia Sprunt Grumbles  UNC Board of Trustees 43 Delores Bailey  EmPOWERment, Inc. 44 Gina Kim  Chapel Hill High School Golf 45 Melody Bowers  Mel’s Commissary and Luncheonette, Al’s Burger Shack and AlMel’s Catering 46 Laura Tierney  The Social Institute 48 Dr. Seema Garg UNC Ophthalmology 49 …

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Mayor Pam Hemminger talks tate politics, town growth & self-driving cars.

March 2017

FEATURES 58 Pam About Town The Mayor dishes on state politics, self-driving cars and her plans for the future 70 Hit the Road Our staff picks for summer travel, from the mountains to the coast 72 Health & Fitness Four locals share running tales, UNC’s Walk with a Doc program and new workout rooms at the Lineberger Center …

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Three of the field hockey captains at East Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Chapel Hill high schools.

January/February 2017

Welcome to 2017! Whether you’re walking your kids to the school bus or walking down the aisle, our January/February issue has everything you need to start planning your family’s next adventure: FEATURES 30 The Graedons’ Pharmacy Meet the couple behind the voices of WUNC’s The People’s Pharmacy 34 The Rule of Three Field hockey captains …

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Strowd Roses, Inc. is nonprofit foundation dedicated to supporting the greater community of Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

December 2016

Our Holiday Issue is here! Here’s what’s inside: FEATURES 36 The Mayor’s Club Our town’s former mayors gathered to welcome Pam Hemminger to the team 40 ‘Tis the Season to Give Back Five organizations doing good all year-round 52 Mozart on the Hill Oboist Blair Tindall’s memoir shook up the classical music world 60 How …

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November 2016

50 The Creatives Eight artists from a fashion designer to a woodworker talk inspiration and dedication to their craft 64 How They Live: The Comforts of Home With cozy spaces inside and out, the Salemson house feels like a world away from everything FEATURES 42 Holiday Getaways  Whether you need a break from the festivities or …

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September/October 2016

Nope, your eyes don’t deceive you… that’s First Lady Michelle Obama on our cover along with Chapel Hillian Mena Choi and her mom, Tracy DeLozier. Mena was North Carolina’s winner in a national cooking contest for kid chefs this summer and visited the White House where she posed for this photo. Read all about her conversation with the …

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Kitchen's mussels were voted a Chapel Hill favorite by readers.

July/August 2016

Welcome to summer and our July/August issue! Inside you’ll find a full list of the Best of Chapel Hill winners, an amazing West Coast-inspired home, a guide to retirement and more.   PEOPLE & PLACES14 Taste 201618 Raising Capital in the Modern Era20 The Friday Center’s 25th Anniversary20 Cupcakes and Cocktails21 SECU Family House BBQ22 …

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Lauren Lux and Lucy Steiner of Be Loud! Sophie Foundation.

May/June 2016

Read our annual Women’s Issue in full. To get you started, here is a quick recap of what the issue holds: REMARKABLE WOMEN 43 Mary Jane Nirdlinger Executive Director, Office of Planning & Sustainability for the Town of Chapel Hill 44 Libby Rodenbough Fiddle Player, Mipso 46 LaVerne Mattocks Principal, Carrboro High School 47 Robin Whitsell …

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April 2016

In our 11th annual Home & Garden issue, we go inside four dream rooms from a sun-filled art studio to the cheeriest kid’s room you’ll ever see. Peek into a modern, loft-like home that’s all about art and hear from Allan Gurganus on collecting – just don’t call it hoarding. Elsewhere in the issue, read …

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March 2016 – Our 10th Anniversary Issue

Happy 10th anniversary to us! But seriously, marking a decade of Chapel Hill Magazine means celebrating our community’s people and places. Inside the biggest-ever issue, we look back on some of the first couples’ weddings to grace our pages, other businesses celebrating a decade as well and all 65 of our covers. Our founder Dan Shannon reflects …

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Amanda Fisher’s Tiffin Squares.

December 2015

It’s beginning to look a lot like December around here! Inside our latest issue, you’ll find six sweet holiday recipes to savor and share and an historic home that’s had its halls decked out with boughs of holly. Next, Gabe Barker of Pizzeria Mercato dishes on his upcoming Carrboro eatery, West Coast cooking and growing …

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Patrick Dougherty's stickwork stood along the Riverwalk in Hillsborough.

November 2015

  Inside our Design Issue, you’ll meet our next Creative Class including acclaimed stick sculpture artist Patrick Dougherty, an architect, a bag designer, a pair of custom furniture makers and a calligrapher who all let us inside the creative process. You’ll also love a peek inside one of the area’s chicest offices (yes, it does …

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Chef Jeremy Blankenship worked at La Place in Hillsborough before taking over The Carolina Inn's kitchen.

September/October 2015

On the menu of our 6th annual foodie issue: up-and-coming chefs, the dishes destined for our food hall of fame, kids in the kitchen and so much more! Browse events not to miss, an updated dining guide and featured dish, hometown weddings and engagements, and the latest event photos.

Al's Burger Shack's burger was voted a Chapel Hill favorite by readers.

July/August 2015

Look for our summer bucket list, fall arts preview and the Best Of Chapel Hill winners in this issue. As in every issue, browse events not to miss, an updated dining guide and featured dish, hometown weddings and engagements, and the latest event photos including Project Graduation, SECU Family House BBQ and more.

Governor Bev Perdue was photographed at The Carolina Inn.

May/June 2015

The May/June issue is also our 2nd Annual Women’s Issue and features 16 remarkable leaders. You’ll also find a Dress for Success makeover just in time for Mother’s Day, Top Dentists, a toast to Pittsboro, plenty of event photos from around town and so much more! Read the issue cover to cover below

The entire Pergolotti family gets around by bike. Anthony departs their Carrboro home and heads to work in downtown Durham. His wife, Mackenzi, cycles to UNC’s campus. And 7-year-old Nightingale rides to school and to various activities, along with her grandmother, Phyllis Mastrocola.

April 2015

From the prettiest jewelry and plenty of pets to Chapel Hill’s perfect sunset-viewing spot, our April issue is packed full of great stories!

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