Liz Tablazon

Liz is a staff writer for the Carrboro Commons. She is a student at UNC-Chapel Hill from Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

El Centro Hispano to raise funds for Workers' Center

El Centro Hispano to raise funds for Workers’ Center

The Carrboro location of El Centro Hispano is about to get bigger. Representatives from the nonprofit organization and other partner organizations, such as the Chapel Hill and Carrboro Human Rights Center and Orange County Justice United, held a conference call on Nov. 17 to begin planning a fundraiser for a building expansion. Construction on the current building is scheduled to… Read more →

Couple extends Celtic celebration to community

Couple extends Celtic celebration to community

Singing, dancing, fiddles and Gaelic phrases welcomed the Celtic New Year at Johnny’s Gone Fishing on Saturday, Nov. 1. Stephanie Johnston, a Celtic musician and dancer, and her husband, Dr. Michael Newton, a Scottish Gaelic scholar and writer, planned and held the celebration in hopes of meeting people who would be interested in Celtic workshops. Celtic languages include traditional Irish and Scottish… 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 →

Medicine drop prioritizes town safety

Medicine drop prioritizes town safety

Carrboro residents and community members dropped off old prescription drugs all afternoon and into the evening on Sept. 25. Operation Medicine Drop, which was organized by the Carrboro Police Department and sponsored by the State Bureau of Investigation and Safe Kids North Carolina, ran from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Carrboro Town Commons on West Main Street. Operation Medicine… Read more →

Exhibit features town’s change

Exhibit features town’s change

Sharing a common passion about a small town’s culture and identity, two men with different interests and backgrounds are once again documenting the evolution of Carrboro through words and pictures. Richard Ellington was born and raised in Carrboro and worked in information technology for 43 years. Dave Otto was born and raised in Massachusetts and worked as a research psychologist… Read more →