Asia-Marie Terrell, 26, recently miscarried after being told for six years that she was unable to have children. Despite this, part of her was relieved by the loss; the experience “motivated me to get myself together as a person.” She feels people her age are supposed to “figure out who you are without your family… Read More →
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“Teachers are so often expected to do more and more. This is something teachers choose,” says Chapel Hill resident Laura Fenn about the Walking Classroom program she developed. Fourth and fifth-grade students listen to curriculum aligned podcasts as they exercise. A teacher in Michigan snowshoes with her kids; in Hawaii, students walk around the base… Read More →
Jeannie Petterson specializes in vintage boots in her Hillsborough Uniquitiques shop. “I want everyone who walks in to be able to find a pair.” Her favorite boots are from her favorite decade. “I think I missed out…I would’ve been really good in the 60’s.” Jeannie was on a horse before she could walk and she… Read More →
Elijah “Eli” Belz has owned Hillsborough Bike Shop with his father for two years despite being only 17. He likes bikes (“they are all mechanical with no electronics to go awry”) and he likes the people who ride bikes. “There is a good culture there.” Belz would like to expand the bike shop, but he… Read More →
“I love Jersey cows because of their eyelashes,” says Allison Sturgill, herd manager at Chapel Hill Creamery. She finds “draft animal power amazing.” The farm is “passionate about cows as individuals;” Allison’s matching passion is evident when she talks about Breis and Fryer, twin oxen she trained since they were two months old. “An ox… Read More →
Wednesday, December 2nd, 7 pm – Reading/Discussion: The Laureate’s Gift Durham Arts Council (120 Morris Street), downtown Durham Join Jaki Shelton Green, Scott Huler, Ian Finley, John Claude Bemis, Carrie Knowles and James Maxey to kick off the holidays with a literary spin! This festive gathering of Piedmont Laureates, past and present, will answer the… Read More →
The Artists’ Salon Series is a professional development series for artists, offered free to the community on a quarterly basis. We welcome any suggestions for topics you feel would benefit the arts and artists in Orange County. The next Artists’ Salon, sponsored by the Orange County Arts Commission, will be held on Friday, November 20,… Read More →
Fall 2015 Orange County Arts Commission grant applications and guidelines are now available. The deadline to apply is by 5 pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Please visit the Fall 2015 Grants section of our Applications & Deadlines webpage for detailed information on our Fall 2015 arts grants, including applications and guidelines.
Tap dancer Michelle Dorrance has been earning acclaim and awards for years, but none bigger than the one recently announced. Dorrance, who grew up in Chapel Hill, is one of 24 new fellows of the MacArthur Foundation – a $625,000 grant over the next five years. Now 36, Dorrance grew up dancing at the school… Read More →
2015 Piedmont Laureate James Maxey will read his Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) Award nominated short story “Silent as Dust” on the eve of Halloween (7-8 pm, Friday, October 30, 2015) in Hillsborough’s historic Burwell School (319 N. Churton Street). Set in Seven Chimneys, a sprawling, centuries old mansion in a small town in rural… Read More →