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TOWN TALK


Live from Franklin Tweet: Nov. 6 — Nov. 13

Tweets related to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area from Nov. 6 to Nov. 13 — keep up with your town leaders and neighbors. The class of 1988’s time capsule was opened Nov. 8. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce inducted its Hall of Fame members. A luxury movie theater plans to move into University Mall.


What's All the Bus About: the D route

South campus dwellers may be familiar with the D bus as a last resort to get to class when they’re running late in the morning, while students who live off-campus might rely on the route to get home at the end of the day.


Area restaurants to raise money for the hungry Tuesday

Today restaurants around the Triangle will donate ten percent of their profits to support the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (IFC)’s mission to feed the area’s hungry — and these efforts are all thanks to Irene Briggaman. The RSVVP fundraiser is in its 25th year, and Briggaman said she’s glad she founded the event a quarter of a century ago with the help of a food bank in Raleigh.


Rosemary Street chalkboards remain a mystery

You may have noticed some chalkboards spring up on Rosemary Street lately — or maybe not. The nondescript chalkboard squares were installed in a few locations by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership as part of the Rosemary Imagined program.


Live from Franklin Tweet: Oct. 23 — Oct. 30

Tweets related to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area from Oct. 23 to Oct. 30 — keep up with your town leaders and neighbors. The Town of Chapel Hill and local businesses are getting ready to celebrate a Homegrown Halloween. Chapel Hill 4 YOUth kicks off. Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton is roasted by friends and colleagues.


A local chef writes a cookbook for children

Chef Nate McMullen is making strides at diversifying children’s diets and improving nutrition at the Little School in Hillsborough — now he’s writing a children’s cookbookWriter notes of his favorite recipes. The Little School opened its doors in 2005, but the original structure did not include a kitchen. “When we built the professional kitchen we wanted to make sure we served what we wanted to the kids,” said Jennifer Dock, the school’s executive director. When looking to fill the position of head chef at the school, administrators didn’t have to look far. “Nate’s son was attending school, so we threw a party and he cooked for the event, which served as his job interview,” said Dock. McMullen has been cooking his whole life and previously worked at the Fearrington House restaurant, but decided to work at the school for his family. “Working with kids is brand new, but the restaurant lifestyle is not conducive to family life,” McMullen said. But he also wanted to instill a new, healthier cuisine for kids at the school and expand their culinary horizons. “I try to introduce new options, such as international food, and incorporate local agriculture,” said McMullen. Now he is creating a cookbook of his most popular recipes, which includes fresh options for families. “It is a labor of love for Nate and a lot of it is educating parents about what their kids can eat,” said Dock. But cooking for kids is not always easy.


Aldermen might nix future drive-throughs

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night and unanimously recommended for Town staff to look at removing drive-thrus as an acceptable use within all zoning distinctions in the town. Board of Aldermen member Damon Siles said that, after prompting from multiple citizens, the board should take of the work that was started 15 years ago, a removal of drive-thrus as an acceptable use from all zoning areas within the town.


New solid waste truck coming to Carrboro

A new solid waste truck will be making its way through the streets of Carrboro after the Carrboro Board of Aldermen unanimously approved the acquisition of the truck. The truck has advanced technology and is designed to increase efficiency and reduce emissions.


What's All the Bus About: the F route

Most commuters on the F route don’t ever encounter one demographic the bus caters to — kids. Bright and early every weekday morning, while it’s still dark and before most adults need the bus, the F route picks up McDougle Middle School students and drops them off on Fayetteville Rd.


Downtown celebrates new bike corral

West Franklin Street’s new bike corral has bicyclists riding high in their saddles. The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership held a Park & Party event Thursday evening to cut the ribbon for the new bike corral, which is located in the parking lane across from McDonald’s.


Grilled cheeses and baguettes hit the road again

When Cydneé Sims wanted to draw attention to the Orange County senior center, she thought food trucks would be the way to do it. Sims invited five local food trucks to the Seymour Center and she said she was happy with the attention the rodeo brought to the center. She said a lot of people in the community do not realize they have a local senior center they can access.