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One-Stop No Excuse Voting opens for Carrboro

One-Stop No Excuse Voting opens for Carrboro

by Hannah Sharpe Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Carrboro voters and North Carolinians have the chance to mark their ballots before the polls open on Nov. 4, Election Day. Local Obama campaign volunteer Laura Tovolewsky sells shirts and hands out information about Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign to patrons at the Carrboro Music Festival Oct. 4. Tovolewsky is one of many… Read more →

First art walk stop: Jesse Kalisher Gallery

First art walk stop: Jesse Kalisher Gallery

By Lindsay Britt Carrboro Commons Co-Editor Meet the Jesse Kalisher Gallery family: (from left to right) David Winton, gallery associate; Lisa Mays, sales managers; Helen Kalisher, vice president and design; Jesse Kalisher, photographer and owner. Not pictured is Sarah Elder, gallery manager. Staff photo by Lindsay Britt The monthly 2ndFriday Artwalk brought in visitors and families to Carrboro art galleries… Read more →

Dropping into Carrboro and crashing on your couch

Dropping into Carrboro and crashing on your couch

By Jasmina Nogo Carrboro Commons Staff Writer A mutual love for travel and an immense trust in the kindness of strangers are what connect people from all over the world and bring them crashing on each other’s couches. CouchSurfing traveler and host Logan Halley-Winsett (far right) enjoys both sides of CouchSurfing. He hosts travelers on his couch and shows them… Read more →

Community gathers to celebrate poetic diversity

Community gathers to celebrate poetic diversity

By Danielle Verrilli Carrboro Commons Photo Editor Writers and performers brought poetry to life through interaction, readings, music and rap for more than 250 people who gathered in Carrboro to celebrate poetic diversity on Saturday, Oct. 11. Carrboro’s poet laureate Neal McTighe reads his poems aloud to an audience in DSI Comedy Theater during the Laureate block of the West… Read more →

Local tennis associations offer tennis to Latinos

Local tennis associations offer tennis to Latinos

By Dioni L. Wise Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Carrboro has the largest number of Latino residents of any municipality in Orange County, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. The town boasts 2,062 Latino residents, nearly 13 percent of its total population. Angela Sofia Royo of Carrboro (left), a 10-year-old Phillips Middle School student, swats at a tennis ball while Jorge… Read more →

Community Cinema screens “LIONESS”

Community Cinema screens “LIONESS”

By Hillary Vandewart Carrboro Commons Staff Writer The second film of the Community Cinema screening series, “LIONESS,” brought the issue of women in the military to light on Thursday, Oct. 9, at Open Eye Café. Daria Sommers, co-director and co-producer of LIONESS, leads a panel discussion following the Carrboro screening of the film. She said that she hopes the film… Read more →

Carrboro Halloween Carnival: a place for family fun

Carrboro Halloween Carnival: a place for family fun

By Lyndal Wilson Carrboro Commons Staff Writer The annual Carrboro Halloween Carnival is back for another year of fun and games. Tyler Ritter, dressed as Anne Boelyn, at the Carrboro Halloween Carnival last year, is joined by King Henry VIII, aka, Tyler’s husband, Alex Ritter. Photo courtesy of carrboro.com This free event is held at the Farmers’ Market, and runs… Read more →

“Athletes to Athletes” helps Greensboro youth

“Athletes to Athletes” helps Greensboro youth

By Kelsey Hamilton Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Carrboro athletes, left to right, Brandon Hunter, Evan Arant, Simon Stiffler and Clay Pinney worked this summer to raise awareness for the needs of Peeler Recreation Center in Greensboro. With their help, Peeler Recreation Center was awarded a $500,000 grant to bring athletic opportunities for local youth. Staff photo by Kelsey Hamilton For… Read more →

Football success helps sports bars in Carrboro

Football success helps sports bars in Carrboro

By Stefani Price Carrboro Commons Staff Writer UNC’s football team is winning more games than ever in recent years, and that success can be reflected in Carrboro bars as they are experiencing an increase in business on game days. Kris Byrnes of Carrboro, manager at Spotted Dog, talks to Don Mercz of Pittsboro while at work with employee Dustin Pantham… Read more →

Hillsborough gets its own Weaver Street Market

Hillsborough gets its own Weaver Street Market

By Heather Mandelkehr Carrboro Commons Staff Writer When Orange County residents want to go grocery shopping, spend time with friends or enjoy a pleasant morning on the lawn, they know exactly where to go – Weaver Street Market. Maurice, Lisa and Eli Werness enjoy Sunday breakfast on the lawn from Weaver Street Hillsborough’s hot bar. Musician Charles Pettee, who played… Read more →