Latino Issues

Agent advocates conservation, immigrant rights

Agent advocates conservation, immigrant rights

By Kelsey Kusterer Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Carrboro has grown significantly economically and culturally in recent decades, and Gary Phillips, a resident of Silk Hope, has been there to observe the town’s changes. Gary Phillips, partner and broker at Weaver Street Realty, sits in the office of the real estate business he founded in 1982. A man of many hats,… Read more →

Community Dinner showcases local diversity

Community Dinner showcases local diversity

By Sarah Shah Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Undaunted by relentless rain and frigid temperatures, more than 600 people made their way to McDougle School in Carrboro on March 1st for an afternoon of food, entertainment and good company. Attendees at the 12th Annual Community Dinner listen to local performance group ‘Eat Local’ explain the importance of buying and eating locally… Read more →

Carrboro preschool teaches toddlers Spanish

Carrboro preschool teaches toddlers Spanish

By Katie Reich Carrboro Commons Staff Writer One Carrboro school, Mi Escuelita, is breaking down language and cultural barriers with the Hispanic community through a Spanish immersion program for children ages 1 to 5. Maria Antonia Garcia, a Chapel Hill resident, teaches the one to two-year-olds in the Spanish immersion program at Mi Escuelita preschool in Carrboro. The walls of… Read more →

CodeRED improving consistency during emergencies

CodeRED improving consistency during emergencies

By Kelly Esposito Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Local residents should pay attention to their ringing phones—one call can provide vital information in the event of an emergency. Carrboro fire Chief Travis Crabtree is in charge of the CodeRED telephone emergency notification system for Carrboro. Numbers listed in the phonebook are automatically included in the system, but cell phones and unlisted… Read more →

Teaching and learning Spanish at the same time

Teaching and learning Spanish at the same time

By Corey Inscoe Carrboro Commons Co-Editor In just a few days, Senior Lecturer William Maisch’s Spanish 255 class at UNC-Chapel Hill will sit down with Hispanic elementary school students in Chapel Hill and Carrboro to read Spanish-language books. Dr. William Maisch, senior lecturer of Spanish, speaks to his Spanish 255 students about their APPLES Service-Learning program, which will place his… Read more →

Carrboro Commons offers more articles in Spanish

Estamos alegre de anunciar que Carrboro Commons de ahora en adelante le ofrece las traducciones españoles de nuestros articulos para servir la poblacion latina. Para verlas, opriman “En Español” a lado derecho de la pagina. The Carrboro Commons is proud to announce that it will now offer Spanish translations of stories that may interest the local Latino population. Click the… Read more →

CHICLE addresses local immigrant issues

CHICLE addresses local immigrant issues

by Kendal Walters Carrboro Commons Writer More than thirty people gather in a room above Weaver Street Market on a Sunday afternoon to watch ¡Salud!/Health, a movie about the Cuban Health Care system. The video draws viewers like Chapel Hill resident and local family practice doctor Carol Klein, and Dina Castro, who has experience working in a community health program… Read more →