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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 →

Cameron’s settles into new location in Carrboro

Cameron’s settles into new location in Carrboro

After nearly two decades in University Mall, Cameron’s has a new home in Carrboro. Located at 370 E. Main St., with the new Hampton Inn and Suites, the specialty store and gift shop opened its doors for business at the new location on Oct. 16. Co-owners Wendy Smith and Bridget Pemberton-Smith say that at this point in their business it… Read more →

Los trabajadores se mudan de la Davie con Jones Ferry

Los trabajadores se mudan de la Davie con Jones Ferry

Editor’s note: Carrboro Commons asks Latino daily laborers what their opinion is regarding future workers’ center in El Centro Hispano’s new permanent location in Carrboro.   Cualquiera que haya pasado por allí se habrá dado cuenta. En el cruce de Davie Road con Jones FerryRoad, decenas de trabajadores latinos aguardan a que un patroón solicite sus servicios. Esta escena tiene… Read more →

Weaver Street grant installs elementary greenhouse

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 →

Carrboro poetry community thrives

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 →

Enriching the community through a love of language

Enriching the community through a love of language

Student-led tutoring program teaches English to immigrants in Carrboro-Chapel Hill By Zach Potter Special to the Carrboro Commons   Editor’s Note: Zach Potter, a senior from Mooresville, N.C., majoring in reporting, serves as a staff writer for Students of the World, a student group focused on community issues around Chapel Hill and Carrboro. He likes chocolate ice cream and long… Read more →