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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 →

Carrboro gets psyched to go solar

Carrboro gets psyched to go solar

Almost 12 years ago, Carrboro resident Randee Haven-O’Donnell had an idea: installing solar panels on the homes in her cul-de-sac. Unfortunately for Haven-O’Donnell, the unfavorable orientation of the houses combined with the lack of suitable technology and cost-effective methods prevented her from pursuing this alternative energy option. Haven-O’Donnell is a certified environmental educator, and she now serves on Carrboro’s Board… Read more →

University Lake to remain home to UNC rowing team

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 →

Carrboro Farmers’ Market opens the season with both new and old suppliers

Carrboro Farmers’ Market opens the season with both new and old suppliers

Now in its 35th year of operation, the Carrboro Farmers’ Market kicked off at 3 p.m. on April 9. While some vendors have been coming to the market since its inception, others offered up their produce for the first time Wednesday. From vendors specializing in micro-greens to hot dogs, Carrboro Commons’ Co-Editor Alex Dixon takes a look at some of… Read more →