About 1,500 people attended the Carrboro Open Streets festival on Saturday. The event promoted recreational activities such as making smoothies on bicycles and dancing in the streets. (Staff photo by Cristobal Palmer)

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 →

Emily Leidolf, Abby Lantz and Amanda Truesdale (left to right) take out their boat on University Lake for an afternoon practice.

University Lake to remain home to UNC rowing team

Thirty years after the establishment of UNC-Chapel Hill’s rowing team, the women’s varsity team continues to call University Lake home, despite recent suggestions that the team should find a larger practice space. Formerly owned by UNC-CH, University Lake, located in Carrboro, is now owned by the Orange Water and Sewer Authority. The lake serves as the town’s primary water supply… Read more →

East Weaver St. in downtown Carrboro.  This is the target street for many on the potential new traffic policies. (Staff photo by Sarah Woronoff)

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 →

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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 →

Their love story started with the Carrboro Pub Run

Their love story started with the Carrboro Pub Run

Carrboro’s weekly “pub runs” have established a marriage not only between healthy living and a sense of community, but also a marriage between Kevin and Melissa Kay. Every Monday and Wednesday, Fleet Feet Sports in Carrboro organizes a social run beginning at 300 E. Main St. and ending at Armadillo Grill or Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom. Newlyweds Kevin Kay, 37,… Read more →

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League of American Bicyclists honors Carrboro as bicycle friendly for 10th straight year

2014 marks the 10th year in a row that The League of American Bicyclists has recognized Carrboro as a Bicycle Friendly Community. Carrboro is one of only 10 towns or cities in North Carolina that currently holds this distinction. The League of American Bicyclists awards different levels of recognition within the communities it names as bicycle friendly. Out of the… Read more →

Farmers' Market celebrates the season at the first Fall Festival

Farmers’ Market celebrates the season at the first Fall Festival

Colorful autumn leaves, crisp cool air, delicious and free pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie samples, live music permeated the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. Local farmers, other vendors and happy Carrboro residents and visitors characterized a typical Saturday morning at the Market with a little something extra. Saturday, Oct. 26, was the first annual Fall Festival from 8:30 a.m. to noon… Read more →

Jennifer Carson (left), Sucovis Hester (center) and Kim Daniel (right) plan to have the greenhouse fully installed by mid-winter. Once the doors are added, teachers will be able to use the greenhouse to incorporate science and agriculture projects into the curriculum.

Weaver Street grant installs elementary greenhouse

Thanks in part to a grant from the Weaver Street Market Cooperative Community Fund, Kim Daniel and Jennifer Carson from Grady A. Brown Elementary School are able to install a new greenhouse for the students. The new greenhouse is a replacement for a greenhouse purchased in 1995, with money from a Piedmont Electric grant. Kim Daniel, the first grade teacher… Read more →

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Carrboro poetry community thrives

“I used to come to these nights all the time,” said Mikkos Josey.  “But this is the first time I’ve ever shared my poetry.” Mikkos Josey, 32, heard about the Open Eye Café’s “Poets Open Mic Night” while he was working for the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department years ago.  Though he loved writing poetry and attended the open mic… Read more →