Lifestyles

Carrboro horticulturist plants seeds of knowledge

By Evelyn Greene Carrboro Commons Writer One chilly April morning, a man walked into the sunny front room of Padgett Station carrying his planner, a coffee cup and a bucket full of branches. Any confusion was soon cleared up as the man filled a few small, red glasses with water and placed the budding branches on tables throughout the small… Read more →

Annual Victorian Ball set for Saturday night

Annual Victorian Ball set for Saturday night

By Shera Everette Carrboro Commons Writer Life and scenes from the Victorian era will be re-created on Saturday, March 29, when dozens of people dance the night away at the Carrboro Century Center. The Triangle Vintage Dance will host its 6th Annual Victorian Ball, showcasing a gamut of Victorian dances, from the waltz and polka to the foxtrot and tango…. Read more →

Weaver Street Market hosts compost advocate

Weaver Street Market hosts compost advocate

By Stephanie Kane Carrboro Commons Writer Muriel Williman, right, education and outreach specialist for the Orange County Solid Waste Management Department, leads a workshop on composting March 22 at the Weaver Street Market in Carrboro. Staff photo by Stephanie Kane Muriel Williman, wearing a “Compost Happens” shirt at the Weaver Street Market lawn, hosted an interactive demonstration on the importance… Read more →

Eating locally grows in popularity

Eating locally grows in popularity

By Allison McNeill Carrboro Commons Writer Carrboro residents are taking the phrase “eat local” to heart. The trend, which encourages consumers to buy agricultural products from local farmers has caught on in the community. The Carrboro Farmers’ Market features farmers from surrounding towns and counties who come to sell their local fare. From vegetables to wine, from basil to flowers,… Read more →

“Carrborrow” could change how we get around

“Carrborrow” could change how we get around

By Allie Maupin Carrboro Commons Writer Randy Dodd has an idea to help soothe Carrboro citizens’ worries about increasing traffic congestion and rising gas prices: get rid of your car. Dodd has plans to develop a community program aimed at helping the environment by reducing the need for personal vehicles. Though still in its early stages, Dodd‘s initiative, entitled Carrborrow,… Read more →

Nia class gives Carrboro new exercise option

Nia class gives Carrboro new exercise option

by Sean Umstead Carrboro Commons Writer Ninja flying through space may sound intimidating to most, but Kate Finlayson may have the answer in an alternative exercise built for anyone. Finlayson, a Pittsboro resident, teaches Nia at the Carrboro Century Center. Nia is a fusion exercise that combines teachings of nine different disciplines including Yoga, modern dance and Tae Chi. Instructor… Read more →