Frutta Bowls recently opened on April 14 dishing out a variety of smoothies and bowls on Franklin Street. Staff writer Kari Larsen spent an afternoon sampling their menu.
International flags line Franklin Street in preparation for the upcoming Near and Far Festival in Chapel Hill this weekend, which will honor and celebrate the town's global community. The festival will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at 140 West Franklin St. Plaza and will feature performances from Pline Mounzeo to Prema Natya Vidyalaya Dance School. The event will also have interactive exhibits such as UNC Global, the Chapel Hill Chinese School and a tasting tent.
The Town of Chapel Hill has started a Pedestrian Safety Campaign following the death of two pedestrians on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Urban Axes, Frutta Bowls and Purvelo Cycling are new businesses that will be opening soon in the Chapel Hill and Durham community.
Orange County will be holding a series of events over the next month to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frederick Douglass’ birthday.
The Chapel Hill Town Council has started the process of finding a replacement for Town Manager Roger Stancil, who announced his intent to retire this fall.
With finals looming overhead, more students are hitting the town after long study sessions. Staff writer Kari Larsen asked people on campus, “Where do students go in town to relax after studying or exams?”
New collaborations and locations for some Chapel Hill favorites are coming our way.
Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle held a bike ride last Friday through Carrboro to promote the use of bicycles in the local community.
MidiCi will join the eight pizza restaurants on Franklin Street. The California-based pizza chain is to open in the winter under Top of the Hill and across the street from the newly established pizza restaurant Lotsa. In addition to Lotsa, the area is already home to Italian Pizzeria III, Benny Cappella’s, Artisan Pizza Kitchen, Mellow Mushroom, Toppers Pizza, Papa Johns and I Love NY Pizza.