The Duke Lemur Center saw the birth of two lemurs during January. Terence, a Coquerel’s sifaka lemur, was born Jan. 21 this year. Terence is the nephew of the famed Zoboomafoo, another sifaka lemur. Didius, the grandson of Zoboomafoo, was born one day after him, on Jan. 22.
“The problem was immediate, and it was our responsibility to find a solution for the problem,” Tom Raynor, founder of Carroboro United, said. “We don't have a week, or two weeks, or months to take action.” Carrboro food hub looks to help restaurants, farmers and the local economy by selling meals to Carrboro and Chapel Hill residents.
During this period of uncertainty due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, there remains great opportunity to come together to help fellow community members in need. Donating food, pledging to volunteer, and remaining faithful to local businesses and organizations are just a few things you can do to help the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area.
During March, OWASA will use chlorine to disinfect drinking water instead of a combination of chlorine and ammonia, called chloramines. North Carolina requires water systems that use chloramines to remove ammonia one month of every year to ensure a high level of disinfection in water systems.
Que Chula’s menu will focus on authentic Mexican dishes inspired from Central Mexican regions like Guanajuato and Jalisco. José Ramirez and Laurena Ibarra, two of the co-founders, both have family roots in Jalisco. “I think Chapel Hill is ready for something really authentic,” Ramirez said. “It’ll be something you haven't tried unless you traveled outside of the U.S. to Guanajuato or Jalisco.” Ramirez said the owners are currently waiting for custom furniture to come in from Mexico. He said they will start hiring employees in about two weeks.
Rebecca Mills, current senior at East Chapel Hill High School, has been selling daffodils in front of the post office on East Franklin street since she was five years old. Last Sunday marked Rebecca's last day of selling daffodils. What started as a way to make money, quickly turned into a business endeavor and charitable contribution.
In a public panel, the candidates for the Orange County Board of Commissioners shared their plans for the county. They spoke about education, transportation and the climate action plan, as well as other important issues.
“I would love to see an articulated program that runs from elementary, to middle, to high school,” Ramirez said. “I’ve seen it in action when I worked as an educator in Texas, and it’s quite a powerful thing to get students as young as fifth graders started on the IB track.”
“The schools came to us and said — as part of the County’s overall climate action plan — we want to reduce waste,” Pollock said. “Specifically, they want to focus on food waste generated from cafeterias as that is where the majority of food waste comes from.”
The fact that Sutton’s was packed at 11 a.m. on a Tuesday is a testament to why they have managed to stay in business since 1923. 2020 marks the 10th decade the restaurant has been in operation.