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Shining a light on bicycle and pedestrian safety

Shining a light on bicycle and pedestrian safety

Bicyclists and pedestrians gathered for a “Friday Night Lights” event on Oct. 7 that wasn’t about football. The Carrboro Bicycle Coalition, the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department and Go Chapel Hill hosted “Friday Night Lights” at the Carrboro Town Commons to encourage bicycle and pedestrian safety after dark. The event provided free lights, reflective armbands and safety information for bicyclists… Read more →

NC Big Sweep event makes Carrboro cleaner

NC Big Sweep event makes Carrboro cleaner

Over 50 volunteers swept through town and gathered trash Saturday, Oct. 11, as part of the “NC Big Sweep” campaign to reduce litter across the state. Galen Poythress, recreation specialist, said the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department sponsors the cleanup each fall to keep the town looking good while helping the environment. Poythress oversaw the event, which targeted heavy litter… Read more →

Carrboro becomes safe habitat for bees

Carrboro becomes safe habitat for bees

Bees officially have a safe haven in Carrboro. The Board of Aldermen approved a request to designate the town as the newest Bee City USA community on Oct. 7. Bee City USA encourages communities to create and become safe habitats for bees and other pollinators. The program comes out of people’s concern about the declining honeybee population. According to Bee… Read more →

Carrboro ArtsCenter remembers World War I with new play “Into the Breach”

Carrboro ArtsCenter remembers World War I with new play “Into the Breach”

“Into the Breach,” the first play commissioned exclusively for the Carrboro ArtsCenter, debuted on Friday October 10th. Jeri Lynn Schulke, Artistic Director of the ArtsCenter Stage and producer of the play, said she was looking for a play about World War 1 to fit a season centering on the war’s bicentennial. She came across the story of boys playing at… Read more →

The 10th Anniversary of Carrboro’s Really Really Free Market brings new events, new faces

The 10th Anniversary of Carrboro’s Really Really Free Market brings new events, new faces

On the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Carrboro Town Commons, people exchanged food, clothes and candy and even watched a bilingual puppet show — all for free. What’s the catch? There isn’t one. The organizers of the Really Really Free Market encourage participants to trade goods and services for no charge. The free market, which happens on the… Read more →

Carrboro Business Alliance kickoff event sparks conversation between business, town

Carrboro Business Alliance kickoff event sparks conversation between business, town

When Carrboro business leaders and town officials gathered on Thursday evening to discuss the newly formed Carrboro Business Alliance, they could barely fit into one room. Leaders from more than 100 local businesses flooded into Venable’s new B-Side Lounge at Carr Mill Mall at the kickoff event for the new organization, which aims to bring business owners together to help… Read more →

The Third Annual Harvest Fundraiser Dinner builds community with food

The Third Annual Harvest Fundraiser Dinner builds community with food

  The Third Annual Harvest Fundraiser Dinner at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market was not a typical day at the market. On the evening of Thursday, Sept. 25, platters of chef-created food replaced booths of local produce, multicolored flowers topped long tables of community-style seating and friends and families shared drinks under a lit gazebo. The Harvest Fundraiser is a potluck-styled… Read more →