Affordable housing, a stronger transit system and enhancement of the green environment are common focuses for the Chapel Hill’s three newly elected town council members.
Students living in the South Estes housing district of Chapel Hill now have an after-school program to help meet grade level standards.
For Pam Seamans, executive director of the NC Alliance for Health, it is crucial that the average North Carolinian knows the resources available to them if they decide to quit smoking. “We are trying to make it very clear to folks who need help that there are resources available to them, that they are not alone in this process, and that the most successful efforts in quitting include a lot of support,” Seamans said. The North Carolina Alliance for Health teamed up with over 50 state and local partners to sponsor the Race to Quit, NC campaign, to spread awareness about the resources and support available for smokers looking to quit.
A local organization is teaming up with a North Carolina farm to provide easier access to healthy produce for Chapel Hill town employees. The Chapel Hill Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program allows town employees to invest money in Brinkley Farms, and receive a weekly “share”, which are boxes of fresh produce from the farm. The town’s Wellness@Work program partnered with Brinkley Farms to facilitate convenience for the employees by delivering these boxes weekly to the heart of the town, at the Town Housing Office at 317 Caldwell St.
Cottage Lane Kitchen is up for the Martha Stewart American Made competition, for its signature spicy pepper relish condiments, which stem from an heirloom family recipe.