Local Fun This Weekend!

Today starts Labor Day Weekend. A time we think about the importance of the workers around this country. This holiday was started to honor the contributions of the American worker. It is a time when we look at the success of the nation due to the workers that dedicate their time, skill and life. There will be many events around Carrboro and Chapel Hill, as well as the country highlighting the holiday. During this three day weekend, I challenge you to think about how to continue to support the rights of the American worker.

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How I am saved 2700 minutes of negative mother-daughter time

The back to school morning recording in my house:

“Hurry up or you will be late!”

“Did you brush your teeth?

“Put your shoes on!” 

“Wait -where are your socks?”

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Weekend Events!

It’s another busy weekend in our community! Be sure to check out these fantastic local events!


The Elderberry Festival takes place in Carrboro on Saturday, August 23rd. With over 30 bands on 5 stages along with local vendors, food and artisans this promises to be a great festival!


UNC’s Southern Folklife Collection celebrates their 25th anniversary with a weekend-long festival featuring music, lectures and other great events. Local favorite Tift Merritt will perform with music legend Merle Haggard as part of the celebration  Saturday night, August 23rd at Memorial Hall.


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Paperhand Puppet Intervention continues their show The Painted Bird at the Forest Theater on the UNC campus this weekend.

Remember to keep your plans local to support our great community!





Local Gluten Free Treats

Admit it – we are all looking for snacks. Something that will fill a lunch box or a hunger.

Hoping these quick tips will help those snacks stay local and gluten free!

Fresh fruit and vegetables from the Farmers’ Market or Weaver Street.

Don’t forget dried fruit both store bought and homemade.

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Here are some local NC brands to consider looking into:

Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event Summary

Last week I attended the  Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event in Raleigh.  This was a great opportunity for folks to see what is new and exciting in the gluten free world. The best part for me – all the North Carolina Based Exhibitors.
Don’t get me wrong, there were some great presenters and exhibitors that I enjoyed meeting, but trying to live local as much as possible – I was pleasantly surprised with the NC showing!
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 (Selfie with my best and yet littlest helper)

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