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Photo courtesy Not So Normal 5K + Weekend

A Not So Normal (but Successful) Weekend

The first-ever philanthropic and community-focused event raised thousands of dollars for the area.

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Volunteers Stephanie Yost, Allison Worthy and Laura Baxley with Superintendent Tom Forcella.

Photo by Andrea Griffith Cash

Supplies, Supplies

Schoolkids aren't the only ones stocking up on back-to-school items more »

Aug 20, 2014 People & Places

Martha's Day

Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe will host an event July 8 to honor Martha Pearson, a victim of domestic violence, and to raise funds for the Compass Center for Women and Families. more »

Jun 26, 2013 CHM Blog

Habitat volunteer Erin Belford, Bike & Build alum Lauren Johnson and Habitat Development Associate Grace Crowson.

Photos by Leah Komada

Build and Barbecue

On Saturday, Habitat of Humanity of Orange County celebrated 30 years. more »

Jun 24, 2014 CHM Blog

Marlin Johnson and Gerald Atwater joke around with friends before the Carrboro High School graduation ceremony.

Photos by Morgan McCloy

Oh, The Places You'll Go

Last week, hundreds of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools seniors graduated. more »

Jun 16, 2014 CHM Blog

Farms, Food and Forks

Good things happen when local restaurants partner with local farms. more »

Jun 10, 2014 CHM Blog

Scott Maitland, owner of Top of the Hill and TOPO Distillery, with his family: Ashly, Austin and Kaylee.

Photography by Jessica Stringer

Playing House

A brunch on the lawn at Moorefields in Hillsborough raised funds to renovate the historic house. more »

Jun 3, 2014 CHM Blog

Kim Sunee at Foster's

Author Kim Sunée shared stories and recipes from her new book, A Mouthful of Stars. more »

May 15, 2014 CHM Blog

Taste the Event grand event at DPAC in Durham, NC, April 24, 2014.

Photography by Briana Brough

Taste – The Event's Grand TASTE Experience at DPAC

We had a great time last night at our signature event. Check out our photos! more »

Apr 25, 2014 People & Places

Morgan and Matt Southerland at The Carolina Inn's gospel brunch.


Taste - The Event 2014

Our food event series packed seven options into one weekend. more »

Apr 28, 2014 CHM Blog

The UNC Press authors: Debbie Moose, Taylor Mathis, Andrea Weigl, Belinda Ellis and Fred Thompson.

Photography by Andrea Griffith Cash

Taste – The Event’s VIP Opening Reception

The inaugural Taste – The Event food festival, presented by Chapel Hill Magazine and Durham Magazine, kicked off on Wednesday night with a VIP Reception at TOPO Distillery. more »

Apr 24, 2014 People & Places

A Quarter-Century Tale

McIntyre's Books in Fearrington Village toasts to 25 years. more »

Apr 22, 2014 People & Places

The team is all smiles as they celebrate their victory.

Karla Towle

Perfect Tigers

The Chapel Hill High girls' basketball team capped off its first-ever undefeated season by winning the 3A state title. more »

Mar 17, 2014 People & Places

First Taste

A lucky few got a four-course meal and an expert cooking lesson at the inaugural event for the TASTE food festival. more »

Feb 26, 2014 People & Places

Mightier Than the Sword

Photos from this year's Writers for Readers fundraiser for the Orange County Literacy Council. more »

Feb 26, 2014 People & Places

A Chocoholic’s Dream

Attendees indulged in chocolate in many forms at A Chocolate Affaire, a fundraiser for Cornucopia Cancer Support Center. more »

Feb 18, 2014 People & Places

Arts and Leisure

Local artist cooperative WomanCraft celebrated its new home at 300 East Main with a grand opening reception. more »

Feb 13, 2014 People & Places

Wedding Belles

Scenes from The Carolina Inn's 19th annual bridal showcase. more »

Jan 27, 2014 People & Places

Crook's and Books

The winner of the Crook's Corner Book Prize was honored Monday night. more »

Jan 7, 2014 People & Places

Hudson Kortus, 9, Audrey Kortus, 7, Joseph Lee, 8, Catherine Lee and Amy Kortus.

Karla Towle

Forward March

Hundreds lined Franklin and Main streets to take in this year's Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade, organized by the Jaycees. more »

Dec 16, 2013 People & Places

Beneficial Bids

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center hosted its 26th annual Holiday Auction at The Sheraton. more »

Dec 9, 2013 People & Places

The Giving Tree

More than $13,000 was raised in a couple of hours at The Giving Party, now in its seventh year. more »

Dec 9, 2013 People & Places

Playing Santa

The Chapel Hill Service League’s signature event, Christmas House, brings holiday joy to children in need. more »

Dec 9, 2013 People & Places

O Christmas Tree

Our photos from one of Chapel Hill's favorite holiday traditions: the lighting of the community tree. more »

Dec 2, 2013 People & Places

New Home for Cameron's

Customers, neighbors and elected officials came out to the gift shop's new location at 300 East Main in Carrboro for a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration. more »

Nov 19, 2013 People & Places

Farm Fete

See photos from Farmer Foodshare's fall fundraiser at Steel String Brewery. more »

Nov 14, 2013 People & Places

The 4-year-olds class at Legacy Academy led by Sharon Jones and Tasha McDaniels.

Sabrina Short

Hey, Cute Costume!

Legacy Academy kids show off their Halloween costumes. more »

Nov 7, 2013 People & Places

Kim Phillips, Katherine Bell and Melissa Sella.

Photography by Paul Davis | Wagon Wheel Arts

Supporting Cast

PlayMakers recently hosted its new black-tie auction gala, featuring a silent and live auction and cabaret performance to raise money for the theater's programs. more »

Nov 7, 2013 People & Places

Zero Dark Thursday

Chapel Hill's moment in the national sports spotlight. more »

Oct 18, 2013 People & Places

Taking the Reins

Chancellor Carol Folt: 'It is the privilege of my life to be here' more »

Oct 16, 2013 CHM Blog

In Good Taste

Photos from this year's A Tasteful Affair to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. more »

Oct 15, 2013 People & Places

Photography by Jessie Ammons and Andrea Griffith Cash

Local Abundance

Photos from this year's TerraVITA food festival. more »

Oct 14, 2013 , CHM Blog

Feeling Festive

Chapel Hill's 41st annual Festifall featured live entertainment, local art, food vendors and much more. more »

Oct 8, 2013 People & Places

Signs of Spirit

Our photos from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation's 17th annual Walk for Education. more »

Oct 7, 2013 People & Places

A Night for the Healers

Guests honored those who have made significant contributions to the fight against cancer at the benefit dinner and reception for UNC Lineberger. more »

Sep 30, 2013 People & Places

Galloway Gallop

Galloway Ridge at Fearrington held its first-ever 5K Saturday morning to benefit Alzheimer's North Carolina, Inc. more »

Sep 30, 2013 People & Places

Fall Feast

Whole Foods' September farm-to-table dinner highlighted local food and beer pairings with German flair. more »

Sep 30, 2013 People & Places

A Roaring Success

Chapel Hill High hosted its second annual Tiger CHill, an afternoon of carnival games, entertainment and food to raise money for the school. more »

Sep 26, 2013 People & Places (1 Comments)

Kid Rock

Carrboro Elementary dads put on a kid-friendly concert at Cat's Cradle. more »

Sep 26, 2013 People & Places

Farm Fête

Maple View Farm celebrated its 50th anniversary Sunday with music, activities and, of course, ice cream. more »

Sep 25, 2013 People & Places

Having a Ball

Attendees of the seventh annual Carolina Ball enjoyed a new venue – the Carolina Club – and a night of dancing, casino games and auctions to benefit the SECU Family House. more »

Sep 24, 2013 People & Places

Garden and Grin

The N.C. Botanical Garden hosted a festive party for guests to preview this year's Sculpture in the Garden exhibit. more »

Sep 24, 2013 People & Places

All Smiles

See our photos from the Swim for Smiles youth triathlon at Briar Chapel. more »

Sep 11, 2013 People & Places

A Very Fearrington Birthday

Residents gathered for music and Maple View ice cream to celebrate Fearrington turning 40 and developer R.B. Fitch turning 80. more »

Aug 26, 2013 People & Places

How Green Was Our Village

Scenes from the Southern Village Farmers' Market. more »

Aug 15, 2013 People & Places

You Say Tomato

Patrons of the Carrboro Farmers' Market sampled tomato varieties and dishes by Acme and Pazzo! at Tomato Day 2013. more »

Jul 15, 2013 People & Places

With A Bang

Check out our photos from the Town of Chapel Hill's festive Fourth of July celebration in Kenan Stadium. more »

Jul 5, 2013 People & Places

Jim Pratt and Greg Martin of Southland Electrical Supply warm up on the practice range.

Karla Towle

Fore The Kids

The 25th annual Carolina Kids Classic golf tournament raised $110,000 for the Ronald McDonald House and the N.C. Children's Hospital. more »

Jun 20, 2013 People & Places

On The Market

Friday marks the official start of summer – the perfect time of year to soak up the bustling scene at the Carrboro Farmers' Market. Check out our slideshow of photos. more »

Jun 19, 2013 People & Places

Picnic Perfect

About 650 people descended on the W.C. Breeze Family Farm in Hurdle Mills on Sunday to experience the culinary creations of some of the region's most talented chefs. more »

Jun 13, 2013 People & Places

Like It's 1999...

Graduating seniors of CHCCS celebrated all night long at Project Graduation, which featured a "Party in the USA" theme. more »

Jun 11, 2013 People & Places

Graduation 2013

Congratulations to the 855 high school students who turned the tassel Saturday at the Smith Center. more »

Jun 11, 2013 People & Places

Going For The Gold

The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service celebrated its 50th anniversary Thursday evening at the Friday Center. more »

Jun 7, 2013 People & Places

This One's For The Girls

Girls on the Run of the Triangle hosted LUNAFEST, a traveling festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women, at Top of the Hill's Great Room. more »

Jun 6, 2013 People & Places

Perfect Harmony

Folks packed the Green at Southern Village to hear music from the movies performed by the North Carolina Symphony. more »

Jun 3, 2013 People & Places

CHCCS Celebrates BRMA Grads

Eight Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate students were awarded with more than $25,000 in scholarships at a graduation ceremony on Sunday. more »

Jun 3, 2013 CHM Blog

Remembering the Fallen

Local veterans gathered as The American Legion Chapel Hill Post 6 hosted its annual Memorial Day open house. more »

May 28, 2013 People & Places

Tea It Up

See photos from afternoon tea at La Residence hosted by Chapel Hill's The Blakemere Company, which specializes in foods handmade from authentic English recipes. more »

May 24, 2013 People & Places

Uncommon Garden Gala

Guests were enchanted by The Uncommon Garden's intricate web of sculptural landscapes at an evening gala to raise money for The ArtsCenter. more »

May 20, 2013 People & Places (1 Comments)

Happy Birthday, RMH!

To celebrate its 25th birthday, the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill hosted a party with fun activities for the entire family. more »

May 20, 2013 People & Places

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Frank Porter Graham Elementary School celebrated its 50th anniversary with a reunion picnic and evening of speeches from former teachers, staff and students. more »

May 10, 2013 People & Places

Off to the Races

An elegant Kentucky Derby gala at Governors Club raised money for the N.C. Children's Hospital. more »

May 6, 2013 People & Places

Dancing with the Stars of Carolina

Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt was named the victor at the fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Eastern Piedmont. more »

May 5, 2013 People & Places

The Most Important Meal of the Day

The 10th annual Teachers First Breakfast gave parents the opportunity to thank educators by buying them a $20 breakfast at Squid’s. more »

May 3, 2013 People & Places

Books on Display

At Sunday night's "Our Living Library" gala, guests enjoyed live music and tours of the newly renovated Chapel Hill Public Library. more »

Apr 29, 2013 People & Places

140 Characters

140 West Franklin held a grand opening Friday night on its 26,000-square-foot public plaza. more »

Apr 29, 2013 People & Places

A Festive First

The inaugural Share the Food Foundation Benefit Gala at Weathervane featured a cocktail reception, four-course dinner, silent auction and raffle drawing for a BMW convertible. more »

Apr 29, 2013 People & Places

Heels in the House

Bubba Cunningham, Larry Fedora and Roy Williams co-hosted the annual Tar Heels for SECU Family House Barbecue, which featured music, dinner and silent and live auctions. more »

Apr 26, 2013 People & Places (1 Comments)

TABLE Turns Five

To celebrate its fifth birthday, the nonprofit hosted an afternoon of food trucks, kids' activities, craft vendors and local bands in the Carrboro Town Commons. more »

Apr 22, 2013 People & Places

View From the Top

The N.C. Children’s Hospital hosted a public dedication of the Alan Davis Stiles, MD, Lookout Terrace, an outdoor recreational area. more »

Apr 22, 2013 CHM Blog

Sitting Pretty

A day of pampering for girls ages 5 to 12 raised money for UNC Lineberger's Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Clinic. more »

Apr 22, 2013 People & Places (2 Comments)

Toast Before the Tour

Members of the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties gathered for wine and hors d'oeuvres at The Fresh Market to kick off their annual Home Roam this weekend. more »

Apr 19, 2013 People & Places

Spring Forward

Our pics from the UNC spring football game on Saturday. more »

Apr 18, 2013 People & Places

A Spicy Sunday

To celebrate Cackalacky's 12th anniversary, Southern Season and Fullsteam paired with the spice guys for a Sunday afternoon beer garden. more »

Apr 8, 2013 CHM Blog

The Work of Many Hands

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, VIETRI is building a home with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County. See our photos from the groundbreaking ceremony. more »

Mar 22, 2013 People & Places

Mediterranean Foodie Party

Mediterranean Deli hosted a fundraiser dinner for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center in its banquet room Sunday evening. more »

Mar 18, 2013 People & Places

Brotherly Love

Southern cookbook authors Matt and Ted Lee hosted A Charleston Dinner Party at The Fearrington House. more »

Mar 15, 2013 People & Places

We Got Trouble

Right here in Chapel Hill city. Take a look at photos from East Chapel Hill High's production of "The Music Man" this past weekend. more »

Mar 11, 2013 People & Places

Cheers for Volunteers

The RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program hosted a wine tasting at the Seymour Center, with proceeds supporting its annual volunteer recognition celebration. more »

Mar 4, 2013 People & Places

Shopping for the Kids

Scout & Molly's held a Fundraiser Shopping Spree to benefit Positive Impact for Kids, a nonprofit started by 13-year-old Leanne Joyce. more »

Mar 1, 2013 People & Places

Words With Friends

This year's sold-out Writers for Readers fundraiser for the Orange County Literacy Council featured Kim Severson, Clyde Edgerton and Randall Kenan at Top of the Hill's Great Room. more »

Feb 27, 2013 People & Places

The WEEKLY Turns One

Fans of our weekly newspaper celebrated a year’s worth of community news at a party at Southern Comfort Cafe in the Europa Building. more »

Feb 21, 2013 People & Places

A Curtain Call After 25 Years

The black-tie PlayMakers Ball – which raised funds for programming at PlayMakers Repertory Company – took its final bow this month at The Carolina Inn. more »

Feb 13, 2013 People & Places

Silent (No More!) Auction

The auction at The Carolina Club raised money for UNC Hospitals’ Beacon Child and Family Program, which assists victims of family violence. more »

Feb 8, 2013 People & Places

Fueling Up for Farm to Fork

Local farmers and chefs gathered at Six Plates Wine Bar in Durham to celebrate the achievements of Farm to Fork 2012 and gear up for this year's picnic. more »

Feb 6, 2013 People & Places



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