Sarah Woronoff

Sarah is Co-Editor of the Carrboro Commons and a journalism student at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Carrboro Open Streets continues its success in second year

Carrboro Open Streets continues its success in second year

On Saturday, April 12, the second annual Carrboro Open Streets festival was held on Weaver Street, emptying the road of its usual traffic and opening it up to residents to participate in various activities. Weaver Street was a sight of celebration on the beautiful, sunny Saturday morning.  Families flocked around with their strollers while children drew with sidewalk chalk, tossed… Read more →

Aldermen hear proposals to slow downtown traffic

Aldermen hear proposals to slow downtown traffic

Last month, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen heard ideas from the Transportation Advisory Board on how to slow traffic in downtown Carrboro.  One of these ideas was the concept of implementing a “woonerf” on East Weaver St. A “woonerf” is a Dutch term for a street where pedestrians and cyclists have legal priority over motorists. Methods of implementing this include… Read more →

Student-run health fair targets Latinos

Student-run health fair targets Latinos

Nonprofits and other organizations came together Feb. 8 at the Hargraves Community Center to promote health to the Latino community. The Carolina Latina/o Collaborative hosted the health fair that included services such as free fluoride treatments, blood pressure screenings and glucose screens. Amos Fung, a UNC-Chapel Hill sophomore and an event coordinator, said the purpose of the fair is to… Read more →

El Centro Hispano relocates to Weaver Street

El Centro Hispano relocates to Weaver Street

The Carrboro location of El Centro Hispano has recently moved from Carrboro Plaza to 201 W. Weaver St., which allows for the organization to be closer to downtown.  El Centro Hispano, according to the statement on their website, is an organization dedicated to strengthening the Latino community in Durham, Carrboro, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas, with branch locations in Durham… Read more →