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LETTER FROM OUR COO

Thanks for Visiting … Why Don’t You Stay Awhile?

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FTER LIVING MY ENTIRE LIFE WITHIN ONE HOUR OF WHERE I was born, I moved here in 2002 from Connecticut. The idea to move began with several mini-vacations while college-hunting for our eldest daughter. During one of those family trips, we attended a Carolina-

Duke baseball game under a perfect Tar Heel-blue sky at Boshamer Stadium. We wondered aloud why we had not found Chapel Hill sooner, and we decided somewhere between the 5th and 6th inning to move the family here. Once that decision was made, our need for Chapel Hill area information became urgent. We wondered what the best neighborhood for us would be – and we longed to hear from new residents and natives about their experiences living here. We were interested in job and business prospects. We wanted to know about available activities and which schools were the best fit for our children. We knew that the college sports scene was world class, but we wondered about the high school sports, outdoor trails, and who were the best pediatricians, orthodontists and other child-related contacts. I

ABOUT THIS GUIDE This annual publication is produced by Chapel Hill Magazine in partnership with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, an excellent source for information about starting a business, monthly networking events and more.

needed a great realtor, a house, furniture, window treatments, a landscaper, rugs and so on. For the first year, I struggled to find either the right restaurant, fitness center, store, retirement facility for a relative, or the resource du jour that I needed. Having been in the media business all of our lives, my husband and I saw the need for a comprehensive year-round magazine and a visitors guide – because we wished there was one when we moved here. So in 2006, Chapel Hill Magazine was launched with the annual Visitors & Relocation Guide (in partnership with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce) following a few years later. We hope that this edition makes your visit or move to the Chapel Hill area easier and more enjoyable with great ideas and resources.  Welcome! We are glad that you’re here!

ELLEN SHANNON, COO ellenshannon@chapelhillmagazine.com P.S. If you have any questions, please email me and if we don’t have an answer, we know people who will. To subscribe to Chapel Hill Magazine ($38 for 2 years/16 issues), call 919-933-1551 or visit chapelhillmagazine.com.

YOUR GO-TO SOURCES Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce 104 S. Estes Dr. 919-967-7075 carolinachamber.org

Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau 501 W. Franklin St. 919-245-4320 visitchapelhill.org

UNC Visitors’ Center (at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center) 250 E. Franklin St. 919-962-1630 unc.edu/visitors

ON THE COVER Photographed at the mural behind He’s Not Here on Franklin Street, Drs. Yomi and Chris Adigun – with their kids, Julian, 8, Naomi, 5, and Nylah, 2 – are expecting baby No. 4 in December 2016. Read more about the family’s move to town on page 44. Photo by Briana Brough.

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Mayoral Agenda Our mayors share their thoughts on everything from their favorite eats to hidden gems PAM HEMMINGER, Mayor of Chapel Hill My favorite annual event in my town… Our

holiday parade in December, which brings our entire community together downtown. Whether marching in the parade or waving and cheering from the sidelines, everyone has a great time. One word to describe my town is… Inclusive. My last meal in town would be… A dinner of tuna and hush puppies at Squid’s. The best way to spend a sunny afternoon in town is… To walk into downtown on the Battle Branch Trail and spend the afternoon along Franklin Street, enjoying the art, the shops

and the people. The best hidden gem in town is… Merritt’s Store and Grill in southern Chapel Hill. A visitor to my town might be surprised to learn… We are one of the top 15 U.S. Cities for Entrepreneurs to Live and Launch. A visitor shouldn’t leave town without… Taking in the view of town from Top of the Hill (TOPO) while enjoying a locally brewed Blue Ridge Blueberry Wheat beer.

Mayors Tom Stevens, Pam Hemminger and Lydia Lavelle show their UNC spirit.

LYDIA LAVELLE, Mayor of Carrboro My favorite annual event in my town… Is the Carrboro Music

Carrboro Town Hall, especially if it is Carrboro Day or the Fourth

Festival, simply the best day of the year. One word to describe my

of July. The best hidden gem in town is… University Lake, where you can rent a boat or canoe and enjoy the calm of the water. A visitor to my town might be surprised to learn… That we are the only “Carrboro” in the entire world (nice for searching on the web!). A visitor shouldn’t leave town without… Attending a show at The ArtsCenter or Cat’s Cradle.

town is… unique. My last meal in town would be… A vegetarian

feast made by my wife, Alicia [Stemper], with food from the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, one of the oldest farmers’ markets in the southeast. The best way to spend a sunny afternoon in town is… Sitting under the arms of the historic elm tree in front of 8

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TOM STEVENS, Mayor of Hillsborough My favorite annual event in my town… Last Friday. OK, that’s not

really an annual event, but it happens every year from April through September (with the art walk continuing all year long). The Hillsborough Handmade Parade is my hands down favorite – although that’s every other year. One word to describe my town is… Love. That’s the word that I hear people use over and over and over again. Love Hillsborough! My last meal in town would be… some fabulous dish at Panciuto. Or maybe LaPlace. Or maybe that wood-smoked BBQ and ribs at Hillsborough BBQ Company. A BLT at either Bacon’s [Meat Market], Bona Fide Sandwich Co. or Saratoga Grill would be a contender (it’s amazing how many places have great BLTs). Man, I’m getting hungry. The best

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ith a background in the sciences and cardiology research, Christine took a leap of faith 15 years ago and followed her passion to become a full time real estate agent. She grew up in New York, studied in MA. and D.C., and has lived in Chapel Hill for over 20 years. She fell in love with Chapel Hill/Durham because she feels that the quality of life here is really hard to beat. She enjoys the diversity, the world class universities and hospitals, as well as the proximity to the beach, and the endless fun things that are happening around town.

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way to spend a sunny afternoon in town is… walking along Riverwalk. The best hidden gem in town is… El Restaurante Ixtapa or Big Bob’s City Grill for food places. Uniquitiques or Carlisle & Linny Vintage Jewelry for

shops. Montrose Gardens, not so much hidden but only open a few times a year. Hughes Academy and The Regulator Monument for a quiet historic place. A visitor to my town might be surprised to learn… How much this little town

has significantly touched American culture (e.g. Bill of Rights, end of the Civil War and beginning of NASCAR – and also through music and literary arts). A visitor shouldn’t leave town without… A stroll on Riverwalk to see the Patrick Dougherty stickwork sculpture. It’s magical. CHM

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92 TASTE

8 MAYORAL AGENDA

102 ANNUAL EVENTS

12 NEED-TO-KNOW NUMBERS 16 GETTING AROUND

106 CHAPEL HILL SWAG BAG

18 PARKS & REC

Q&A with a Realtor

20 OPEN ARMS

Hotels, motels and B&Bs

Ellen Shannon on her family’s adjustment to town Our mayors share their thoughts on hidden gems and favorite places

Downtown parking guide and local lingo 7 spots to take advantage of Chef, author and social advocate Bill Smith shares his welcoming Chapel Hill experience

A complete guide to area eateries A full calendar of can’t-miss happenings The ultimate guide to shopping local

108 OUR REAL ESTATE MARKET 124 LODGING GUIDE

130 WEDDING BELLS

Three couples share why they chose to tie the knot in town

22 WORTH THE DRIVE

132 PUT TOGETHER AND POLISHED

34 THE ULTIMATE CHAPEL HILL CHECKLIST

137 BREAKING A SWEAT

44 THE RELOCATORS

140 A LITTLE TLC

50 BUSINESS RESOURCES

145 OUR TOP DENTISTS 154 GOLDEN YEARS

You don’t have to go far to have fun outside our town Must-see attractions and events

Advice from a young family, a retiree and a young professional A few owners on running local businesses

62 THE BEST OF CHAPEL HILL AWARDS 76 THROUGH THE LENS

Some of our best photos from the past year

A listing of spas and salons

A directory of fitness and wellness centers UNC Health Care and other area services have a tradition of excellence

Why one retiree chose Chapel Hill and a guide to assisted living, independent senior living and continuing care retirement communities

163 BY THE BOOK

82 OUR UNIVERSITY

Facts and figures about our school systems and a directory of area schools

90 OUR FARMERS’ MARKETS

Scenes from Instagram

A tour of UNC and how to get tickets to games From across Orange, Durham and Chatham counties

176 PARTING SHOTS


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Need-to-Know Numbers VISITOR INFORMATION Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau: 919-245-4320 UNC Visitors’ Center: 919-962-1630 POLICE INFORMATION *always dial 911 in the case of an emergency Chapel Hill PD: 919-968-2760 Carrboro PD: 919-918-7397 Orange County Sheriff: 919-245-2900

PHOTO COURTESY OF CHAPEL HILL PUBLIC LIBRARY

RELOCATION INFORMATION Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce: 919-967-7075 Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce: 919-732-8156

FIRE SAFETY INFORMATION Chapel Hill Fire: 919-968-2781 Carrboro Fire-Rescue: 919-918-7347 Orange Rural Fire: 919-732-7911

The Chapel Hill Public Library runs a summer reading program and hosts weekly movie screenings and monthly author teas. If you live in Chapel Hill, Carrboro or anywhere in Orange County, you’re eligible for a card at no cost.

HEALTH CARE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES UNC Health Care/Hospitals: 919-966-4131 Urgent Care Facilities The Family Doctor: 919-968-1985 FastMed Urgent Care: 919-913-0996 MedAccess Urgent Care: 919-510-6679 Orange County Health: 919-245-2400 Orange County Emergency Services: 919-245-6100 UNC Urgent Care: 919-957-6610 TRANSPORTATION Air Travel Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU): 919-840-2123 Automobile Travel AAA (Emergency Road Service): 1-800-222-4357 Bus Travel Greyhound Bus Terminal (Durham): 919-687-4800

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Local Transit Chapel Hill Transit: 919-969-4900 GoTriangle: 919-485-7433 Orange Public Transit: 919-245-2008 UNC Point-to-Point: 919-962-7867 Taxis Chapel Hill Taxi & Shuttle: 919-933-9595 Destiny Transporation: 919-968-1139 Tar Heel Taxi: 919-933-1255 Taxi Taxi of Raleigh: 919-333-3333 Triangle Taxis: 919-357-1085 Train Travel Amtrak Station (Durham): 919-956-7932 GOVERNMENT AGENCIES Chapel Hill Town Hall: 919-968-2743 Carrboro Town Hall: 919-942-8541 N.C. District Attorney: 919-644-4600


Dr. David Lee Hill, Jr. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon 77 Vilcom Center Circle, Suite 120 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 919-238-9961

Are you in need of oral surgery? If your dentist has recommended oral surgery, whether it’s to remove one or more

Meet Dr. David Lee Hill, Jr.

teeth, implants, or something more involved, you probably have a lot of questions

People who meet Dr. Hill are quickly won over by his knowledge and easy-going

and concerns. What are my options? What about cost? What can I expect? Will I be

style. He is a stickler for detail and in his profession, every little detail matters.

in pain? How long will it take? What kind of surgical safeguards are used?

His commitment to patient safety protocols and surgical precision as well as

It’s normal to be apprehensive about a surgical procedure and at Chapel Hill

his uncompromising philosophy toward care is reflected in the state-of-the-art

Implant and Oral Surgery Center, they understand. That is why Dr. Hill has created

surgical facility he has designed from the ground up. He also places emphasis on

a top notch facility and a team of professionals whose one goal is to help you

his patient’s comfort and it shows - from the warm and inviting surroundings to

understand your options and make your procedure as stress free as possible.

the caring staff, focused on the patient’s well being.

You are invited to experience what makes Chapel Hill Implant and Oral Surgery

If your case calls for implant or oral surgery, let Dr. Hill and his capable team

Center different. Call them for a personal consultation and case review. They will

welcome you for a tour and a discussion about your unique needs.

welcome you with a guided tour of their state-of-the-art surgical facility and take the time to answer all of your questions.

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Orange County Clerk of Court: 919-644-4500 Orange County Government Offices: 919-732-8181 Orange County Register of Deeds: 919-245-2675 Driver’s License Office: 919-929-4161 License Plate Office: 919-942-4972 Orange County Board of Elections: 919-245-2350 (Voter Registration) Orange County Tax Administration: 919-245-2100

LIBRARIES Orange County Main Library: 919-245-2525 Chapel Hill Public Library: 919-968-2777 Carrboro Branch Library: 919-969-3006 Carrboro Cybrary: 919-918-7387 PARKS AND RECREATION Chapel Hill: 919-968-2784 Carrboro: 919-918-7364 Orange County: 919-245-2660

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SCHOOLS Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools: 919-967-8211 Orange County Schools: 919-732-8126 UNC Operator: 919-962-2211 William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education: 919-962-3000 Durham Tech Orange County Campus: 919-536-7238 Orange County Skills Development Center: 919-969-3032 UTILITIES Time Warner Cable: 919-213-6363 OWASA: 919-968-4421 PSNC Energy: 1-877-776-2427 Duke Energy: 1-800-777-9898

ORANGE COUNTY STATS The population is 141,354. The population is projected to be 192,243 by the year 2030.

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42,696 people live outside of Orange County and drive in for work. 35,545 people live in Orange County and drive out of the county for work. 19,611 people live in Orange County and work in Orange County.

$52,989

$39,171

$52,989 per capita personal income of adults in 2013, compared to $39,171 in North Carolina.

55.8%

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55.8% of Orange County adults have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 28.8% of the rest of the country.

CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 2016 STATE OF THE COMMUNITY REPORT

1,653 homes were sold in 2015. The average closing price was $342,172.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS

TRASH COLLECTION Town of Chapel Hill: 919-969-5100 Town of Carrboro: 919-918-7425 Orange County Solid Waste Management: 919-968-2788 RECYCLING Orange County Community Recycling: 919-968-2788 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Orange County Economic Development Commission: 919-245-2325

ACCOLADES One of Four Slam-Dunk College Towns – National Geographic

One of Ten Most Educated Places in America

Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership: 919-967-9440 Chapel Hill Economic Development: 919-969-5010 Carrboro Economic & Community Development: 919-918-7319 OTHER SERVICES Orange County Animal Services: 919-942-7387 Orange County Department of Social Services: 919-968-2000 (Chapel Hill); 919-245-2800 (Hillsborough) U.S. Post Office: 919-929-9892 (Chapel Hill); 919-732-3986 (Hillsborough) CHM

FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS, WELCOME TO CHAPEL HILL! GOOD IS GOOD, Y’ALL!

– NerdWallet

Top College Town You’ll Never Want to Leave

REAL LOCAL | REAL FRESH | REAL GOOD

– College Magazine

Eighth Best College Town in America for Food and Drink – Thrillist

Ninth Best Town in College Football – Athlon Sports & Life

One of 16 Under-the-Radar Southern Food Destinations – Zagat

Chapel Hill was selected as 36th out of top 100 best places to live while Carrboro was named one of the top 100 best small towns to live. – Livability

Orange County was named the best place in North Carolina to retire, and the third best in the nation. – FindTheHome.com

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Orange County was ranked 34th in the 2016 list of U.S. counties with the best public schools. – Niche.com

UNC was selected as the most beautiful college campus in America. – BuzzFeed

Carrboro took top spot in list of “10 Best Cities for Singles.”

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12 PNC/Sea Turtle Lot (164 N. Columbia St.) • Available after 6pm

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Graham Street Lot (108 S. Graham St.) • Available after 6pm & weekends; $1.50/hr, free after 8pm

13 Rosemary/Columbia Lot (100 E. Rosemary St.) • $1.50/hr, first 15 minutes free

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427 West Franklin Lot (next to Lantern Restaurant) • $1.50/hr (4 hour max), free after 8pm

14 CVS Plaza Parking Deck (125 E. Rosemary St.) • $1/hr

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15 Porthole Alley Lot (behind 123 E. Franklin St.) • Available after 5pm & weekends

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16 Swain Lot (access on E. Cameron Ave.) • Available after 5pm & weekends

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West Franklin Valet (400 W. Franklin St.) • Mon-Sat, 5–-9pm; free to participating restaurants; $5 for others

17 Wallace Parking Deck (150 E. Rosemary St.) • $1/hr, first 15 minutes free

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18 Morehead Planetarium Lot (250 E. Franklin St.) • $1.50/hr

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10 140 West Parking Garage (access at 201 W. Rosemary St.) • $1.00/hr, first 15 minutes free 11 West Rosemary Lot (104 W. Rosemary St.) • $1.50/hr (4 hour max), free after 8pm

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METERED PARKING • Free after 6pm & all day Sunday • $1.50/hr accepting cash & credit (2 hour max) All lots are free on Sunday except the Morehead Planetarium & 140 West Garage All paid lots accept coin and card For more details, visit parkonthehill.com

MAP COURTESY OF THE CHAPEL HILL DOWNTOWN PARTNERSHIP; PARKONTHEHILL.COM

Popular points of reference: 1 Crook’s Corner 2 Mediterranean Deli 3 Top of the Hill 4 Sutton’s Drug Store


GETTING AROUND

LEARN THE LINGO

Interpreting common local references Airport Road The former name of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Longtime Chapel Hillians still reference it when giving directions.

DIRECTIONS FROM CHAPEL HILL 501

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To get to Durham Use U.S. 15-501 to the north (Pittsboro is to the south).

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To get to Carrboro Use N.C. 54 to the west (Durham is to the east).

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To get to Hillsborough Use N.C. 86 to the north (or hop on I-40 west).

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To get to Raleigh (and RDU airport) Use I-40 to the east (Mebane, Burlington and Greensboro are to the west).

Chatham While Chapel Hill and Carrboro are in Orange County, Chatham County is immediately south. The drive along U.S. 15-501 into Chatham County includes a few prominent developments. Residents of its county seat, Pittsboro, and nearby Jordan Lake often incorporate Chapel Hill into their lifestyle – and vice-versa. Dean Dome The Dean E. Smith Center houses the home court of the UNC men’s basketball team. Eastgate Formerly known as the Shops at Eastgate, Eastgate Crossing is an outdoor shopping center located right before Franklin Street and U.S. 15-501 merge heading toward Durham. Its shops include casual restaurants, a Trader Joe’s, clothing and accessories stores with Ulta, Babalu Tacos & Tapas and Chopt to open this year. Fordham Boulevard As U.S. 15-501 crosses over Mt. Carmel Church Road just south of downtown, it becomes Fordham Boulevard. Fordham continues, crosses over N.C. 54 and then merges with Franklin Street before entering the Durham city limits and becoming Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard. Franklin Street Chapel Hill’s main drag, divided into East and West by Columbia Street in the heart of town. Kenan Kenan Memorial Stadium is the home of the Tar Heels’ football team.

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Med Deli Mediterranean Deli downtown is a favorite for lunch, dinner and especially catering. Drop by for their homemade pita (gluten-free available) and check out their Mediterranean grocery attached to the restaurant.

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Meadowmont A mixed-use community. The main retail village includes a grocery store, banks, boutiques (including one for your dog!) and restaurants for everybody – a burger joint, a pizza spot, a cafe, a coffee shop and a taco eatery.

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Tar Heels North Carolina is “The Tar Heel State,” and the nickname has two possible origins. One story is that back during the Revolutionary War, the British troops discovered their feet covered with tar and some say North Carolinians dumped it in the river to slow down the army. An alternate explanation is that during the Civil War, North Carolina soldiers threatened to stick tar on the heels of other states’ retreating soldiers. General Robert E. Lee reportedly praised them saying, “God bless the Tar Heel boys!” TOPO Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery is on the corner of Franklin and Columbia Streets. It occupies the building’s top floor, and the large outdoor patio is renowned for views of town. Triangle Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, and their interconnecting roads and communities. University Place Formerly known as University Mall (or U-Mall), University Place has restaurants, a movie theater and stores, including locally iconic Southern Season. YoPo Franklin Street’s first frozen yogurt spot, The Yogurt Pump, is still a favorite.

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Parks&Rec THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE IN CHAPEL HILL when it comes to getting outdoors, getting active and getting the most out of their time here. • Get lost in the Carolina North Forest. • Stop and smell the roses in the Gene Strowd Rose Garden (above) at Chapel Hill Community Center Park on Estes Drive. • Pack a picnic for an afternoon or sunset jaunt on Morgan Creek Trail to Merritt’s Pasture. • Explore the North Carolina Botanical Garden, right in our backyard! • Join in on an aquatic exercise class at the Homestead Aquatic Center or Community Center Pool. • Leash up your fur babies and head to one of the area’s dog parks located at Homestead Park, Southern Community Park or Hank Anderson III Community Park in Carrboro. • Bike to the Carrboro Farmers’ Market via the Frances Shetley Bikeway. 18

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ALL ABOARD Chapel Hill’s transportation fleet is special – not just because our buses are Tar Heel blue – but because rides are free for every passenger, every time. Hop on board at the Park & Ride at the end of Martin Luther King Boulevard and head down to campus for a Carolina Performing Arts show or Franklin Street for a drink or two at The Crunkleton. Ride down to The Friday Center, Kenan Stadium or Southern Village for a movie at The Lumina. The best way to plan your route is online (visit townofchapelhill.org), where you can find all the maps (weekends bring different bus schedules than workdays) and track the time it will take you to get to your destination (bus frequency can vary throughout the day). CHM


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Open Arms

Chef, author and social advocate Bill Smith on feeling welcome in Chapel Hill

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HEN I WAS GROWING UP in eastern North Carolina, Chapel Hill was always of interest to people like me, who were euphemistically referred to as unusual. In high school, we would come here to see cool shows and to shop at Chez Kemp, probably North Carolina’s first head shop. It was there among the incense and dayglow body paint that I purchased my copy of “Rubber Soul.” Those were the days, but so are these. Take our music today, for instance. There is an audience for everything here and rest assured that if you look, you will find every kind of music being made. It may be down an alley or in some basement studio, but it’s here. When I first moved here in 1967, there was a phrase you sometimes heard. People were called “Chapel Hill crazy.” That meant that they were unusual but not dangerous in any way. They wouldn’t be loose on the streets of, say Burgaw or Dunn, but we were fine with them here. This widespread attitude of tolerance and acceptance makes our part of the world a special place to live. Where else could you, in a commercial on a local radio station, hear a real estate company brag about its nondiscriminatory bathroom policy? 20

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Bill Smith

is a cookbook author and chef of the acclaimed Crook’s Corner. He is a 50-year resident of Chapel Hill and a former owner of Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro.

For most of the time that I’ve lived here, Chapel Hill hasn’t had an official gay bar – not because people might disapprove and not because there aren’t any citizens from that group living among us. It’s because we don’t really need one. Most people here could care less about things like that. Any bar can be a gay bar. We have a long tradition here of being daring and forward-looking and flourishing because of it. We see the new and the unknown as interesting rather than threatening. We welcome strangers and we are better for it. I am forever grateful to the Inter-Faith Council for helping to settle refugees in our community. They’ve been doing this for years. Mia Bu Lam and Huong Nguyen came from Vietnam. They were helped by that group


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and they worked in my kitchen for years. Besides being good friends, they taught me about all kinds of things like valor, respect and my own good fortune. Today that same agency helps Karen people from Burma come here. More than just the people join our community – I noticed a new Burmese grocery store in Carrboro recently. Now we can explore a new cuisine and add it to our menu that already includes Mexico, India, Thailand, Ethiopia, Vietnam, China, Italy and France. There have always been people here ready to try to right wrongs. From the Quaker Ladies who stood in front of the Post Office in the late sixties to EmPOWERment, Inc. that works for affordable housing today, there are always citizens ready to fight the good fight. We defend our public school system. We vote to spend tax money on libraries and public transportation. We have progressive policies in place to guide our municipalities in dealing with the needs of all of our citizens. There is a famous story about the late North Carolina senator Jesse Helms. When the idea to open the state zoo came up, he supposedly said something to the effect of why spend all of that money when we can just build a fence around Chapel Hill. I’ve always taken that as a compliment. Once, years ago, a pride parade was to be held in Chapel Hill. Although I was more or less out, I still felt a little nervous about marching down the main street of my town. I found myself walking beside friends, a straight couple pushing their newborn in a stroller. I guess I hadn’t expected something like this, and I blurted out, “What are you guys doing here?” They looked puzzled and answered, “Why wouldn’t we be here?” That’s my town. CHM

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Worth the Drive

You don’t have to go far for fun outside of Chapel Hill. Get to know our neighboring communities through the eyes of a local.

Carrboro Population 21,156

A Moveable Feast in Carrboro Scott Conary, president of Carrboro Coffee Roasters and owner of Open Eye Cafe, on his favorite spots in town

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e are truly spoiled in our fully walkable town with citylike experiences! National award-winning producers are found on every corner, like the Carrboro Farmers’ Market where you can find Farmer’s Daughter jams and preserves and Carrboro Coffee Roasters. In between you can walk to Pizzeria Mercato for Bon Appétit’s suggestion for delicious pizza and more; or a few paces away to visit wonderful French cuisine at Provence. If you don’t want to ‘travel’ for your food, you can take just a few steps for great twists on delicious American grill food from Tyler’s or vegetarian delights from The Spotted Dog. For the optimist, there are the bistro stylings of Glasshalfull with a wonderful wine selection and Carrburritos for a fresh Cali/Mex experience. After, you can recharge with awardwinning coffee and more at Open Eye Cafe to get you ready for a night of music at The Station, The ArtsCenter or Cat’s Cradle. Your nightcap, a mere 100 feet away could come from the B-Side Lounge or perhaps the relaxed setting of Bowbarr. The next morning you can revive with a yummy breakfast at Elmo’s or brunch at Acme before walking a bit more in our parks and green spaces. There really is too much to mention in one quick walk around town, so be sure to allow for more days to roam about this historic milltown.”

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How to Get There Take Rosemary Street or West Franklin Street from downtown Chapel Hill and you’re mere minutes away. Fun Facts • Carrboro was first settled in 1882. It was originally known as West End because of its proximity west of Chapel Hill. • The town was incorporated in 1911 under the name Venable after chemistry professor Francis Preston Venable. In 1913, the town changed its name for Julian Shakespeare Carr, the owner of the local textile mill, after he provided electricity to the community. • Carrboro Day is held each year on the first Sunday in May. Don’t Miss Orange County Social Club for drinks on the hidden back patio; Rise Carrboro (above) for donuts and biscuits with a view; Carr Mill Mall for shopping and great dining; Steel String Brewery for weekly trivia over beer; Johnny’s Gone Fishing for live local music.


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The line for donuts and biscuits at Rise Carrboro is out the door some mornings. Once you’ve got your order, grab a seat near the bay windows overlooking the railroad tracks.

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Fill a Plate, Hillsborough-Style Sara Stephens, CEO of the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce, shares her ideal day in food

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illsborough may be a small town, but it’s big on flavor. When I get to my office in the morning, my next stop is always Cup A Joe. They’re local coffee bean roasters, and [they’ve got a good variety] from great craft coffee drinks to baked goodies that are perfect at any time of the day. For lunch, if I want something lighter and delicious, I might stop by Bona Fide Sandwich Co. for a power bowl and one of their house-made kombucha. If I’m feeling like I can take on a bigger plate, I’ll drop by Hillsborough BBQ for an awesome dish of pork nachos. Dinner is easy: dropping by Nash Street Tavern for a brew before heading to nationally renowned Panciuto for farm-to-table Italian cuisine is a surefire way to cap off a rewarding day of working in the beautiful and walkable historic district of downtown Hillsborough.”

Hillsborough Population 6,415 How to Get There It’s about a 20- to 24-minute drive from downtown Chapel Hill. Use N.C. 86 to the north or pop on I-40 West. Fun Facts • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the downtown historic district features more than 100 homes, churches and buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. • Many writers including Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle and Frances Mayes have made their home in Hillsborough. Don’t Miss La Place for Louisiana cooking; The Wooden Nickel Pub for wings and craft beer; Matthew’s Chocolates for melt-in-your-mouth treats and gelato; Ayr Mount for all the history of a 200-year-old home; Riverwalk to enjoy the views from the urban greenway.

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A Day of Dining in Durham

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“Our staple is probably Dame’s Chicken and Waffles, because you’re eating dinner and dessert at the same time. Delicious fried chicken and a waffle: What could be better than that?”

“A lot of people have been enjoying The Rooftop at The Durham Hotel; that’s a big outdoor hit right now. Then, when we’re looking to just go outside, we’ll go walk around and maybe stop in somewhere near Brightleaf Square, just hang out at a patio around there. There are actually quite a few options.”

“I love the dessert at Rose’s Meat Market & Sweet Shop. You can go and get an ice cream sandwich or one of their pastries: they’re always seasonal and really good. But for late-night desserts, I like Juju on Ninth Street.”

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In 1982, R.B. Fitch brought six Belted Galloway cows from Virginia to Fearrington Village, and now there are over 30 grazing the pastures.

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Population 4,063. How to Get There It’s about a 26- to 28-minute drive from downtown Chapel Hill taking 15-501 South. Fun Facts • Pittsboro was named for the Earl of Chatham, William Pitt. • The country’s leading bicycle mail order and retail company, Performance Bicycle,

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orking at Fearrington Village, I’m surrounded by several restaurants and boutique shops. Whether I’m stopping by The Goat to grab a latte or enjoying live music at Roost while I roll pizza dough, I can’t help but enjoy what Pittsboro has to offer. Outside of our Village Center, when friends and family come to visit, I always take them to dine at Allen & Son BBQ. It’s Southern to the core with a great menu and tea sweet enough to please anyone wanting to feel like a North Carolinian. If you’re looking for hyper local ingredients, check out Chatham Marketplace, our local coop grocery store. When I’m not cooking at Fearrington or admiring other local eateries, I’m biking on the winding back roads that run through Pittsboro.” CHM

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Bike around town See a show performed by the Bouncing Bulldogs, a youth jump rope team of international acclaim Indulge in the shrimp and grits or honeysuckle sorbet at Crook’s Corner See Paperhand Puppet Intervention perform an outdoor show in the historic Forest Theatre (Aug.-Sept.) Get a book signed by an author at Flyleaf Books Take a Priceless Gem Tour on the UNC campus Shop for a Carolina blue tie at Julian’s Indulge in some Southern fixins at Mama Dip’s Grab a milkshake at Sutton’s Drug Store on Franklin Street

10 Play a round of golf at UNC’s Finley Golf Course

11 View the latest exhibition at Ackland Art Museum or stroll through FRANK, an artist-owned gallery. „

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n the early 1960s, when my mother applied to college, UNC wasn’t an option for her – she wasn’t interested in pursuing nursing, the only major available to firstyear women. She wanted to study math, and did, elsewhere. This bit of her life came to mind when I arrived on campus for a Priceless Gem Tour, this one focused on the history of women at Carolina. I wondered if PHOTO BY BRIANA BROUGH participants would be regaled with a cheery list of firsts, with little mention of students like my mom who were left out. But a superficial glossing of UNC’s history wasn’t at all what Missy Julian-Fox had in mind when she created the series, which has also covered topics like archaeology, architecture and race. As the director of the UNC Visitors’ Center, she wanted to offer tours “designed to actively engage the community and campus in timely discussion, while highlighting our history and culture through a different lens every week.” Leading the tour that day was Taylor Livingston, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology. Her engrossing stories fleshed out the complicated dynamics between women and the university, and she explained the impacts of race and class as well. She punctuated her talk by playing audio recordings of interviews by the Southern Oral History Program. Listening to the voices of men and women who remembered pivotal moments in the school’s history added an unexpected – and often unflinching – element to the experience. The series covers a wide range of topics and are held during the fall and spring semesters, departing from the west wing of Morehead Planetarium at 3 p.m. on Fridays. And while the name of the series is fitting since it’s plucked from a line in the school song, it’s good to remember that gems are the result of forces over time … and that they don’t have to be flawless to be beautiful. – Virginia Robinson

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12 Celebrate the Triangle’s vibrant culinary scene at Taste the Event – April 20-23, 2017

13 Walk around a historic neighborhood like Gimghoul to admire the architecture

14 Rush Franklin Street after a Carolina victory over Duke

15 See the Beltie cows and stroll the walkable Fearrington Village

16 Spend an afternoon exploring

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pened in 2008, the Carolina Basketball Museum documents the 100-plus year history of one of the best – actually, the best – college basketball programs in the country. Inside its doors, you’re quickly ushered into a small theater where a countdown to game day begins. The film that follows is six minutes of some of the most goose bumps-inducing, ESPN Top 10-worthy dunks, steals and memorable moments. Whether you’re a casual fan or a lifelong Tar Heel, you can’t help but be pumped at the museum adjacent to the Dean E. Smith Center. Like any exhibition, this one is best enjoyed over a few trips to really see everything. Luckily, admission is free, so you can pop over whenever you need a fix of Carolina hoops. My mom, a fellow UNC grad, and I made our first pilgrimage before attending a home game. We marveled at the old uniforms, ticket stubs, magazine covers and more recent items of lore, like Tyler Hansbrough’s face mask and Kendall Marshall’s kicks. Then we saw him. Standing in front of the section that pays tribute to his time on the court at Carolina, there was the legend himself: Phil Ford. My mom was giddy as she told Phil that she was a freshman during his standout senior season. On a high after our brush with basketball greatness, we made a beeline for Dean Smith’s recruiting letters to a high school Michael Jordan and that infamous note from a disappointed Mike Krzyzewski wishing Michael the best in his college career. With the museum closing an hour before tip-off, we had to cut our time short and we exited right by the cut-down nets and massive trophies. We barely scratched the surface but still left in awe of the Carolina dynasty. – Jessica Stringer

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Tar Heel hoops history at the Carolina Basketball Museum

17 Celebrate Halloween in a big way on Franklin Street

18 Check out the local farm scene on the annual Piedmont Farm Tour (April)

19 Watch great sporting events at Chapel Hill High School, East Chapel Hill High School and Carrboro High School

20 Rock out to a band at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw

21 Take a step back in town history at the Horace Williams House, home to Preservation Chapel Hill

22 Walk around a historic neighborhood like Gimghoul to admire the architecture

23 Shop local produce from the Carrboro Farmers’ Market or Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market

24 Take a pottery or drawing class at The ArtsCenter

25 Wait in line on a weekend morning at Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen or have a late-night one at Time-Out „

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26 Go behind the scenes on a brewery tour of Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro or Mystery Brewing in Hillsborough

27 Watch your favorite band perform at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro

28 Sip a latte with friends at Caffe Driade

29 Head to Carrboro Day the first Sunday in May

30 Go for a nature walk at the N.C. Botanical Garden

31 Watch a game or Franklin Street celebrations from the balcony at Top of the Hill

tour Top of the Hill Distillery downtown and taste their line of spirits

33 Learn and explore with the kids at Kidzu Children’s Museum

34 Hike the Occoneechee trails 35 Have a picnic in the Coker Arboretum

36 Take a self-guided tour of the Civil War-era Burwell School in Hillsborough

37 Browse more than 100 artists’ booths along West Franklin Street during Festifall in October

38 See the caricatures of UNC icons on the walls at Spanky’s Restaurant and Bar

39 Memorize the words to James Taylor’s “Carolina in My Mind” „

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t all started back in 2008 when Ernest Winslow approached Top of the Hill’s Scott Maitland about using his soft red winter wheat for their beer. Scott instead saw an opportunity to distill spirits from the grain; in 2012, he opened the first USDA-certified organic distillery in the region. Today their Piedmont Gin, Vodka and Carolina Whiskey are a fixture at food festivals like TerraVita and our own Taste the Event in April. Nothing breaks the ice like a pint of Old Well White. Our party of four was the last to arrive and we were immediately offered Top of the Hill beer. Our tour guide Keith Crissman, one of the distillers, led us into the back room with all the machinery. With mammoth vats and pipes running from floor to ceiling, it looked a little like Willy Wonka’s factory (except here gin, not Gobstoppers, is the final result). As we sipped our beer, Keith covered the extensive process of getting from grain to glass. You can find their products at most ABC stores across the state yet they still put the labels on the bottles one at a time. Craft spirits indeed. Later, TOPO Partner and Spirit Guide Esteban McMahan poured everyone samples of different well alcohols and their respective TOPO Organic Spirits counterparts. Sipping the lower grade stuff and then the locally made liquor highlighted the stark contrast – one smells like rubbing alcohol; one goes down smooth. After the group tried the last Dixie Cup-size samples, we lingered as our group still had more questions (and wanted just one more taste of the moonshine). – Jessica Stringer


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40 Camp out for a good spot at the Fourth of July fireworks at Kenan Stadium

41 Go fishing on the Eno River or kayaking along the Haw River

42 Head to Chapel Hill’s most perfect sunset-viewing spot – Merritt’s Pasture

43 Participate in the Second Friday Artwalk

44 Relax on the lawn of Weaver Street Market in Carrboro

45 Pile a cone high with Carolina

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arkness overtook twilight as I drove down the winding road to Jordan Lake. It was pitch-black and desolate when I made the final turn into the Ebenezer Church Recreation Area; I began to wonder whether that night’s sky-watching session put on by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center had been canceled due to the clouds. But then I saw the soft glow of red light beyond rows of parked cars and knew I was in the right spot. The real treat at the planetarium’s monthly sessions, usually held at Jordan Lake, is really getting to see the sky. Away from all the lights in town, the amount of unobstructed sky is spectacular. I studied the constellation map with my flashlight as I waited in line to look through a telescope, constantly staring up to find the groups of stars. Small patches of clouds moved across the sky now and then, but constellations like the Big Dipper were completely visible. Once it was my turn to peer through the telescope, the volunteer from Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society told me to look for the moon’s terminator – the line between the illuminated part and dark side of the moon – and a few other features. Another telescope had Jupiter in view, so I hopped in that line. To the naked eye, it looked like any old star, a bright blip near the moon. But I saw the hazy stripes of Jupiter and three out of its four moons. In the age of Snapchat and status updates, it was refreshing to spend a night completely unplugged, looking up at the vast expanse that has been captivating humans since the beginning of time. – Jessica Stringer

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46 Tour the hottest food and drink spots with a Taste Carolina guide

47 Ring in the Christmas season with the Holiday Parade

48 Catch an afternoon show at Morehead Planetarium or go stargazing at Jordan Lake

49 Order the burger of the day at Al’s Burger Shack

50 Use your Italian dinnerware purchased at the VIETRI outlet store in Hillsborough

51 Kiss your sweetheart below the Davie Poplar tree on UNC’s campus

52 Laugh at an improv performance at DSI Comedy Theater

53 Head to The Crunkleton for a cocktail

54 Eat a hot dog at the UNC baseball season opener at Boshamer Stadium „


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55 Watch an outdoor movie in the summer on the Southern Village Green

56 Drink from the Old Well LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1973!

57 Order a Single, Double, or, if you dare, a Triple BLT at Merritt’s Store & Grill

58 Read a book by a local author or try one set in Chapel Hill

59 Take a cooking class at Southern Season

60 Don your state pride by wearing a North Carolina necklace from Vespertine in Carrboro

61 Walk on Bolin Creek Trail, or on one of our many beautiful greenways

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64 Enjoy an evening of music outside at Fridays on the Front Porch at The Carolina Inn (April-Oct.)

65 Tour the old Chapel Hill Cemetery

66 Have a great sandwich at The Root Cellar

67 Take a relaxing turn down Poet’s Walk at Ayr Mount in Hillsborough

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The Relocators THE YOUNG FAMILY Dr. Chris Adigun is no stranger to Chapel Hill. After graduating

from Cornell, the Greensboro native attended UNC for medical school and started her residency in dermatology at the UNC Medical Center. She later moved to Manhattan with husband Yomi Adigun for her training and to join the faculty at NYC Medical Center. When she returned to Chapel Hill four years later, she had her growing brood – Julian, 8, Naomi, 5, and Nylah, 2 – in mind. Making a home in Southern Village two years ago, Dr. Adigun recently opened the Dermatology & Laser Center of Chapel Hill, in nearby Briar Chapel. How did you pick a neighborhood? I sent my husband down to figure it out. He wanted something that felt very social because our kids were used to knowing all their neighbors – the doorman knew their name, the security guard 44

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knew their name. To take the kids to something too remote, we thought, would be too rough of a transition. We knew we had to have a good pizza place and places we could walk or bike to. He also thought Weaver Street Market was great and the pizza place [Pazzo!] was great. He thought Southern Village with its very social vibe, with kids running around everywhere and adults out and about, would be the best fit for us. How did you pick a school for your kids? My son had attended an international school and my daughter had attended a bilingual preschool [in New York]. We thought about that school transition and discovered a lot of great options. I ended up choosing the magnet school Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe Elementary School for the bilingual program and it’s been a good fit for our kids. But Scroggs Elementary is great, St. Thomas


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is a native North Carolinian, having grown up in Kinston, but his adult life was spent elsewhere. As an architect, Frederick lived, worked and traveled all over – to New York, Italy, London, India and finally to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he lived for 50 years. “It never crossed my mind that I might move back to North Carolina or anywhere else,” Frederick says, but when he started looking into retirement communities near Boston, he was not impressed. One Christmas in Kinston, a cousin brought Frederick to Chapel Hill to visit Carol Woods, and he made the move last year. “I fell for the beautiful grounds and low profile of its unpretentious buildings,” the architect in Frederick says. He enjoys how Carol Woods is unique in that the community is organized and run by local people, for


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themselves (not for profit). And, though not an “academic” himself, Frederick says he also connects with the welcoming and diverse resident body of Carol Woods, which consists of many former UNC and Duke employees and graduates. “Chapel Hill itself reminds me very much of Cambridge,” Frederick says. And, with family close, he says, “I am very happy with the move and the adjustment to my new life.” What advice would you give to retirees moving to Chapel Hill? For anyone thinking of moving to Chapel Hill from the north, I suggest spending a July or August here first. [I also suggest people] investigate carefully the cost of living here. Although Carol Woods is roughly half the cost of comparable space in many continuing care retirement communities in New England, I was surprised to find the costs of things here slightly higher than in New England and taxes considerably higher than Massachusetts.  What was one of your biggest surprises moving here? While parking is [sometimes] difficult downtown, the bus system is far superior and more reliable than the Boston metropolitan system, and it is free! What are some of your favorite things to do in town? Classical music is my greatest love, and I am simply overwhelmed by the quantity of offerings by superb musicians located here, plus those invited to perform here. And then there is PlayMakers Repertory Company that is equal to any I’d experienced in the Boston area. I’ve enjoyed the [North Carolina] Botanical Garden and the many hiking trails in and around Chapel Hill. Also, [I like] just wandering the UNC campus which is so different from the crowded New England schools.  What about favorite restaurants ... Do you have any go-tos yet? I have not explored many restaurants, but I do enjoy Kitchen for lunch, Squid’s and Southern Season’s restaurant [Weathervane]. Then there is Carr Mill Mall in Carrboro and even The Pig near Carol Woods. 

THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL Jamie Yang packed in a lot during her

four years at UNC between her classes at the Kenan-Flagler Business School. After her graduation in 2010, she never strayed far from the South and most recently lived in Chicago. Jamie knew her next step would be to pursue higher education. “Once I started researching MBA programs, I knew I wanted to be closer to my family in Wilmington and UNC was a perfect fit,” Jamie says. “The program also stands out because it emphasizes the greater good and I have plenty of opportunities to work with the community.” A few years after leaving Chapel Hill, she found herself moving back in August 2016. How is being back now different than before? As an undergrad, I didn’t take advantage of the community outside of the school. I’m really appreciating all that Chapel Hill has to offer, such as the NC Botanical Garden, running trails and free bus system. Since I live off campus, I’m exploring other workout options as well, such as yoga studios and more boutique gyms. Something that was really important to me was to make sure I was in a quiet community since I’m not trying to relive my undergrad experience. The usual websites such as apartmentguide.com and apartmentfinder. com were helpful to determine what the community is like. What advice would you give to young professionals or graduate students moving here? If I need to be on campus, I always take advantage of the parking lots and decks since they normally open up after 5 p.m. Make sure to avoid the Dean Dome area during basketball games and basically all of campus during football games unless you’re attending. I’m lucky that I live close to The Friday Center, so I plan on taking the Tar Heel Express to and from games. There are also a ton of volunteer opportunities if you’re looking to meet new people.  What things do you plan on taking advantage of in town? Even for those that don’t have ties to the university, it’s great to take advantage of running around campus or just sitting and relaxing on cooler days. I definitely plan on checking out the farmers’ markets and local brewery scene. I’m just happy to be back in an area with an abundance of biscuits and barbecue! CHM

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Taking Care of Business Our area is home to impressive retailers, forward-looking startups and a host of social enterprises. Here, some of those business owners offer their thoughts on everything from picking the best location to serving their customers.

Timothy, Jeanmarie and Sean O’Neill Chronic Tacos Mexican Grill Years in business: Less than a year

How did you decide on the specific location for your business? “Meadowmont is almost its own community within Chapel Hill. We knew if we could win over this community, they’d rally around us and support 100%. We are also only two miles from campus so we knew once the students heard about us, they’d want to come check it out and we wanted to be convenient for them as well.” What about the area made you want to open a business? “Chapel Hill is a town that is truly one of a kind. The Chapel HillCarrboro area has a unique flavor and a character unlike any other town [we’ve] ever visited.” „ 

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Tor Hansen and Glenn Dicker Redeye Distribution Years in business: 20 What about the area made you want to open a business? “The people in the area and the mutual

love of progressive and historic music and culture. Chapel Hill and Carrboro had so much to offer in terms of venues, bands, record stores, radio stations, writers and magazines and also the independent and local support that the area thrives on. Not just music, but all types of businesses and artists. As we grew and expanded, we saw

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North Carolina was a great place to develop our music business.” Can you talk about the company’s recent move to Hillsborough? “I am so excited about Hillsborough. Our family moved from Carrboro and has lived in Hillsborough since 2004. We have had our Yep Roc Records office on Churton Street for several years now. We spend a great deal of time in and around Hillsborough and experienced the steady growth of [the town]. It has a history that we’re still discovering and also a love and support for the arts and local community businesses. I am excited for more of our staff to enjoy the environment and community of Hillsborough.” –Tor Hansen

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Years in Business: Five What about the area made you want to open an office?  “Prior to establishing my Implant and Oral Surgery Center in Chapel Hill I completed a four-year residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UNC. I also completed a two-year General Practice residency at UNC Hospitals. These collective experiences gave me strong ties with the town and its community. Chapel Hill is full of excellent eateries, premier educational facilities, an active and diverse community and plenty of small town charm. What’s not to love?”    How did you decide on the specific location for your office? “We wanted a state-of-the-art facility that was welcoming to our patients, and also conveniently located by the highway to


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Tonya Council sells a variety of cookies – from Chocolate Pecan Crisp to Peanut Brittle – in her Rosemary Street store.

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help make for an easy commute for outof-town patients as well as patients in the Chapel Hill area.”

Gary Phillips, Louise Barnum, Jay Parker, Crystal Fisher, Clayton Nell and Terri Turner Weaver Street Realty

What lessons did you learn about running a business from your grandmother Mildred Council and her longtime restaurant Mama Dip’s? “I’m very proud of my grandmother. I’ve always admired her hard work ethic and the way she treats each of her customers – she’s never met a stranger. She has

accomplished a lot, which shows me her passion for cooking is what kept and keeps her going. If I could be half the woman, mother and business person she is, I will fulfill a great accomplishment. There is only one Mama Dip, aka Mildred Council, and I’m proud to call her my friend and grandmother.” „

Years in business: 14 How did you decide on the specific location for your business? “Who can beat ‘Weaver Street on Main Street’ as a tagline and true location! Our stand-up desks are in the former Chapel Hill Bank in downtown Carrboro. Weekly, we say howdy to cyclists or walkers who come through on their way to our awesome local restaurants and Weaver Street Market. We have art on the walls, cool water to share and advice for the asking on all things real estate” – Louise Barnum What are your customers in Chapel Hill like? “Our customer base is a wide spectrum of buyers and sellers, in and around Chapel Hill/Carrboro, from all walks of life. We work with first-time buyers, starter families, empty-nesters, young professionals and investors both large and small. We are constantly seeing out-of-state buyers drawn to our area for a multitude of reasons beyond the local schools and hospitals. Our agents enjoy all aspects of real estateresidential, land, farm or commercial – the more unique, the merrier!” – Crystal Fisher

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Kate and James O’Mara O’Mara Landscaping & Lawn Care, Inc. Years in business: 16

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What about the area made you want to open a business? “We had lived in Chapel Hill since 1987 and [James] had worked for another Chapel Hill maintenance company and was interested in opening his own business. He had a background in horticulture from Ireland and wanted to make beautiful gardens in Chapel Hill where the climate is ideal for gardening year-round.” What advice would you give to someone looking to open a business in the area? “This is a wonderful area to start a new business. It is constantly growing and is very economically stable with several universities in the area, two prominent hospitals and RTP. A successful company will offer a quality product and will stand by what it produces. We value integrity and serving our customers well which has proved a positive combination for us.” – Kate O’Mara

Rachel Radford Ceremony Salon Years in business: Two How did you decide on the specific location for your business? “Our location is front and center at the crossroads of Carrboro and Chapel Hill. I wanted to choose a space that was visible to foot traffic as well as street traffic. Free and ample parking was also something I looked for, which we have and my customers appreciate that!” What are your customers in Carrboro like? “Our customers are friendly, down-to-earth and community focused. They want a luxury experience without the stuffiness and they want to shop local whenever than can. Our customers are as diverse as the community. We have customers from all walks of life – from 5 years old to 90 years old – which is cool for us; it’s never boring!” 

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Joshua Scott Sikes, O.D. and Laurel Gropper, O.D. Chapel Hill Eyecare Years in business: More than 23

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What about the area made you want to open an office? “The area is very well-known for medical care, which fits very well into the core values of our practice. Also, the town of Chapel Hill is a very desirable place to live and work in general. How can you beat going to work in the morning and attending a UNC sporting event in the evening? Go Heels!” What advice would you have for anyone looking to open a business in the area? “I would say there’s no better place to be. Sure Chapel Hill can sometimes be expensive from an operations standpoint, but it’s all relative. If you compare costs to say New York, then everything is cheap, however, if you compare to a smaller, more rural town, then costs are somewhat more elevated. Bottom line, if you love what you do and are willing to work for it, you can succeed anywhere. I was once given a really good piece of advice relating to business: Go where you want to be and find a way to make a living there.” – Joshua Scott Sikes

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Please visit our website for more information: www.ChapelHillEye.com

Stephanie and Scott Ashworth The Pink Pearl Years in Business: Two What about the area made you want to open a business? “Scott’s family has been a part of the Chapel Hill (and Carolina) community since the 1950s. His grandparents, parents, aunt and uncles and sister graduated from UNC. His family also opened a Hallmark Store in University [Place] in the 1970s, so Chapel Hill is in our blood. Stephanie fell in love with Lilly Pulitzer when she was a student at NC State, and she felt this would be a perfect fit for the girls at Carolina!” What advice would you give to someone looking to open a business in the area? “Plan ahead! The folks at the planning and permitting department were wonderful to work with, but that process took much longer than we initially expected.” CHM

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DIRECTORY OF BUSINESS RESOURCES WHERE TO GET STARTED Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce 104 S. Estes Dr. 919-967-7075 carolinachamber.org Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership 308 W. Rosemary St., Ste. 202 919-967-9440 downtownchapelhill.com Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce 121 N. Churton Street, Ste. 1C, Hillsborough 919-732-8156 hillsboroughchamber.com Chatham Chamber of Commerce 531 E. Third St., Siler City 919-742-3333 ccucc.net ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Chapel Hill Economic Development 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 919-969-5010 opentobusiness.biz What they provide: Information about retaining and supporting existing jobs and attracting new jobs within the context of the Town of Chapel Hill’s adopted comprehensive plan. Carrboro Economic and Community Development 301 W. Main St. 919-918-7319 townofcarrboro.org What they provide: Business support, including three revolving loan programs available to new and existing Carrboro endeavors. Orange County Economic Development 131 W. Margaret Ln., Hillsborough 919-245-2325 growinorangenc.com What they provide: Free information and assistance on topics including demographics and statistics for the county and region, available office and industrial space, explanations of local government regulations and procedures and contacts for small business counseling and financing. Chatham County Economic Development Corporation 964 East St., Pittsboro 919-542-8274 chathamedc.org What they provide: Business resources including an area property search, demographic analysis of the area, a local business directory and strategic plans for county’s economic growth.

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OTHER RESOURCES Division of Workforce Solutions 503 W. Franklin St. 919-245-4336 ncworks.gov What they provide: Can manage the entire advertising, application, screening and interviewing process for companies, or may be used as an off-site, central location for receiving applications. Also gathers workforce data and provides additional information on labor-related issues. Orange County Environmental Health Department 131 W. Margaret Ln., Ste. 100, Hillsborough 919-245-2360 co.orange.nc.us/envhlth/index.asp What they provide: Permits for environmental health issues including food (restaurants, food stands, meat markets), lodging establishments and institutions, public pools, tattoo parlors, childhood lead investigations, wells, water samples and septic systems. Orange County Register of Deeds 228 S. Churton St., Ste. 300, Hillsborough 919-245-2675 orangecountync.gov/departments/register_of_ deeds/ What they provide: The recording of legal documents and maps, issuance of marriage licenses, and certified copies of birth and death certificates. Small Business & Technology Development Center 1700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Ste. 115 919-962-0389 sbtdc.org What they provide: Complimentary, confidential, one-on-one business counseling on issues including helping create a business plan, researching markets and locating funding as well as increasing revenues for existing firms. Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) 321 W. Rosemary St. 919-240-7765 chapelhill.score.org What they provide: Professional, free and confidential business mentoring by active and retired business volunteers for startups and existing businesses. Free and low-cost workshops on entrepreneurship, business planning and other business-related subjects. Durham Tech Small Business Center 400 W. Main St., 3rd Floor, Durham 919-536-7241 durhamtech.edu/sbc What they provide: Provides business owners with the information they need for success, including – but not limited to – advice on marketing, sales, bookkeeping and financial management. The SBC offers the following services at little or no cost: Training and technical assistance in starting

a business; business skill seminars, workshops, and courses; confidential counseling to help you develop your business plan or address your business needs; resource and referral services and a resource center with small business publications and literature. Midway Business Center 109 N. Graham St., Ste. 200 919-967- 8779 empowermentinc-nc.org What they provide: A place for new and emerging businesses to develop into strong local employers while promoting the redevelopment of the Midway Business District. The center targets low- to moderate-income women, minority-owned businesses and other new startup companies with growth potential. Launch Chapel Hill 321 W. Rosemary St. 919-903-8462 launchchapelhill.com What they provide: Twice a year, the international award-winning startup accelerator located in downtown Chapel Hill accepts applications to their accelerator program from entrepreneurs who are committed to building their early stage businesses into a self-sustaining enterprise. Their goal is to provide the tools and knowledge needed to decrease risks, reduce go-to-market time and accelerate the growth of your startup. Piedmont Food & Ag Processing Center 500 Valley Forge Rd., Hillsborough 919-241-4212 pfap.virb.com What they provide: Serves food entrepreneurs by providing shared kitchen space and support services for food-based startup businesses.

JUST BE A WINNER! The winners of the second annual Business Excellence Awards (the BEAs) were announced by the Chapel HillCarrboro Chamber of Commerce in mid-2016. Balloons & Tunes, Micro-Enterprise of the Year DSI Comedy Theater, Mid-Size Business of the Year The Carolina Inn, Large Business of the Year TABLE, Non-Profit of the Year Silverspot Cinema, New Business of the Year Sweeps, University Born Business Seal the Seasons, Innovation Award Club Nova Community, Inc, Community Impact Sharon Hill (Sharon Hill International), Business Woman of the Year Zach Ward (DSI Comedy), CHYP Young Professional of the Year


BUSINESS RESOURCES

ORANGE COUNTY MARKET STATISTICS Office Total square feet: 1,290,951  Vacant square feet: 99,373  % Vacant: 7.2%  Average Class A Asking Rental Rate: $29.40  Average Class B Asking Rental Rate: $27.88  Direct and sublet space available for immediate occupancy. Non-owneroccupied general office buildings totaling

20,000 square feet or more. Medical office buildings excluded. (Source: Avison Young) Warehouse  Total square feet: 488,200  Vacant square feet: 383,000 % Vacant: 78.5%  Average Asking Rental Rate: $4.05 (NNN)  Direct space available for immediate

occupancy. Non-owner-occupied buildings totaling 10,000 square feet or more. (Source: Triangle Business Journal 2Q2016 Space Survey)  Flex  Total square feet: 383,327  Vacant square feet: 14,000  % Vacant: 14.2%  Average Asking Rental Rate: $9.80 (NNN)  Direct space available for immediate occupancy. Non-owner-occupied buildings totaling 10,000 square feet or more. (Source: Triangle Business Journal 2Q2016 Space Survey)  Retail  Total square feet: 2,340,087  Vacant square feet: 175,201  % Vacant: 7.5%  Average Asking Rental Rate: Secondgeneration retail space: $17-$25; Class A/ new and proposed/ underconstruction retail space: $30-$35 (NNN)  Direct space available for immediate occupancy. Retail centers totaling 25,000 square feet or more. (Source: Triangle Business Journal 2Q2016 Space Survey; Hunter & Associates) 

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35.6% of Orange County residents live and work here, while 64.4% live here and work somewhere else As of April 2016, the unemployment rate in Chapel Hill was 5.0%, compared to 5.7% in N.C. Orange County Major Employers 1. UNC 2. UNC Health Care System 3. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools 4. Orange County Schools 5. Town of Chapel Hill 6. Eurosport 7. UNC Physicians Network 8. Wal-Mart 9. General Electric

$74.76 million collected in Orange County gross sales taxes in 2015-16. In 2014-15, that number was $70.47 million. Orange County’s tax base is 84.34% residential, 12.8% commercial and 2.9% apartments.

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spent by tourists in Orange County in 2015, which generated $13.95 million in state and local taxes.


Children’s Boutique WINNER

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BEST OF CHAPEL HILL AWARDS

BEST FROZEN YOGURT Yogurt Pump

Sweet Treat

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A family-run business since 1982, Yogurt Pump’s unique frozen treats continue to be a local favorite

hen Scott Stephenson started the Yogurt Pump – or YoPo, as it’s commonly known – in Chapel Hill in 1982, frozen yogurt was not the giant it is today. It was a year after TCBY opened its first shop in Little Rock, Arkansas. “We think it’s the oldest frozen yogurt shop in North Carolina,” says Elise Stephenson, Scott’s daughter and managing partner who has worked in the shop on and off since high school. “He completely hit the mark on the head and beat the market by like 20 years.” Of course, there were trying times and big decisions to be made when the second surge of yogurt popularity hit in the 2000s with the rise of selfservice shops like Pinkberry. Ultimately YoPo decided to stick to their roots as a 1980s fro-yo shop. Cleanliness is easier to maintain when employees, called “Yo Pros,” serve the yogurt, Elise says. “It’s more work for us, but we love having almost an old soda shop kind of feel.” Though they’ve been in business

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for 34 years, they keep things fresh by developing their own flavors in-shop. “We are very much something people look to as a standard,” Elise says – so much so that YoPo’s flavors are often mimicked by others in the market. But there’s no bad blood, Elise says, since YoPo is too small to trademark its specific flavors like strawberry lemonade and toasted marshmallow. “It’s almost like getting a high-five that you’re doing something right.” Above all the goodness that comes with owning a frozen yogurt shop, Elise finds fulfillment beyond cones of Irish mint and red velvet cake. “It’s something larger than just the product. It starts with something that everyone can love” – delicious frozen yogurt – “then it becomes something bigger than that,” she says. “It’s the community that we’ve created here that the town of Chapel Hill – the students and the locals – continue to propagate. It wouldn’t be the same somewhere else.” – Laura Zolman Kirk


our readers’ favorites

The Best of Chapel Hill Awards

Chapel Hill Magazine readers voted for their favorites in categories ranging from pizza and frozen treat to museum and home repair

DINING *winners listed alphabetically Best Upscale Restaurant

Best New Restaurant

Best Place for a Date Night

Acme Food & Beverage Co.

Carolina Ale House

Acme Food & Beverage Co.

The Fearrington House Restaurant

Pizzeria Mercato

Elaine’s on Franklin

Lantern

Rise Biscuits & Donuts

Lantern

Oakleaf

Trilogy at Silverspot Cinema

Silverspot Cinema „

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BEST OF CHAPEL HILL AWARDS Best Place to Watch a Game

Top of the Hill

Best Burger

Carolina Brewery

Weathervane

Al’s Burger Shack

Hickory Tavern

Buns Burgers & Fries

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

The Loop Pizza Grill

Top of the Hill Restaurant

Elmo’s Diner

Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store

The Loop Pizza Grill Best Place to Indulge

Mellow Mushroom

Buns Burgers & Fries

Best Fries

Maple View Farm Country Store

Best Sandwiches

Al’s Burger Shack

Merritt’s Store & Grill

Merritt’s Store & Grill

Buns Burgers & Fries

Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

Neal’s Deli

Kitchen

The Root Cellar

Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom

Best Place for Breakfast/ Brunch

Sandwhich

Breadmen’s

Best Barbecue

Best Place for Vegetarians/ Healthy Food

Allen & Son BBQ

Mediterranean Deli

Hillsborough BBQ Company

Best Business Lunch

Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe

The Pig

411 West Italian Cafe

Weaver Street Market

Crossroads Chapel Hill

Whole Foods Market

Elmo’s Diner Weathervane

Crook’s Corner

Taste of the South

Porch Dining

WINNER

BEST OF CHAPEL HILL

Thank You for Voting Us the BEST of Chapel Hill for Comfort Food and Southern Food!

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Meats • Chicken • BBQ/Ribs • Chicken & Dumplings Vegetables • Casserole • Brunswick Stew Gumbo Breakfast items include Pork Chops • Chicken & Gravy • Catfish Chicken & Waffles • Fried Green Tomatoes Sweet Potato Pancakes & Biscuits

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M-Sat 8am-9:30pm • Sun 8am-9pm 408 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill • 942-5837 • www.mamadips.com


BEST OF CHAPEL HILL AWARDS Best Asian Food

Best Seafood

Best Mediterranean Food

Elements

Glasshalfull

Kipos Greek Taverna

Jujube

Provence

Mediterranean Deli

Lantern

Squid’s

Talullas

Best Sushi

Best Comfort/Southern Food

Best Coffee Shop

Akai Hana

Acme Food & Beverage Co.

Caffe Driade

Elements

Crook’s Corner

Carolina Coffee Shop

Spicy 9 Sushi Bar & Asian Restaurant

Mama Dip’s

Joe Van Gogh Open Eye Cafe „

Best Indian Food Cholanad Mint Raaga Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe Best Pizza

Thank you,Chapel Hill, for voting us Best Consignment Shop!

Alfredo’s Pizza Villa Italian Pizzeria III Pizzeria Mercato Best Italian Food 411 West Italian Cafe Il Palio Panciuto

WINNER

BEST OF CHAPEL HILL

Best Steakhouse

2016

Bin 54 Carolina 1663 The Farm House Restaurant Best Mexican Food Carrburritos Fiesta Grill Monterrey Mexican Restaurant Best French Food Kitchen La Residence Provence

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BEST PLACE TO INDULGE Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

Longtime manager Randy Owen talks everyone’s favorite drivethru treat at Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen, a Best Place to Indulge winner

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Wake Up and Smell the Biscuits

Shift start time 5 a.m. Number of people working at any one time 6 to 9 Size of the space under 700 square feet

The Best Care for your Pet.

Some of the most notable people to pull up to the drive-thru Michael Jordan, Dean Smith and some of the UNC basketball players. Julius Peppers would come by a few times a week. The most unusual order… was a bacon, egg and slaw biscuit. On a busy day, we’ll serve… around 3,000 biscuits. The trick to avoiding the line… Park and come inside.

5 qualified veterinarians, 4 skilled veterinary technicians, 5 helpful veterinary assistants, 6 friendly receptionsts, 3 attentive administrators, 4 caring kennel staff and an expert groomer to offer your pets the highest quality health care.

COLE PARK

VETERINARY HOSPITAL 55 Woodbridge Drive, Chapel Hill 919.929.3352 • coleparkvet.com

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One notable morning… They came to film the movie “Bad Grandpa” with Johnny Knoxville. The producers asked me to keep it a secret because they thought I would spill. (I probably would have given it away.) Johnny Knoxville came through the line being pushed in a cart. It tipped over and my boys went out to help. They had people inside wearing hidden cameras and vans outside with hidden cameras. He was really nice afterward. We named the Bad Grandpa biscuit after the movie. The line is longest on… Sunday mornings and football gamedays. – Jessica Stringer


BEST OF CHAPEL HILL AWARDS

Sparrow and Sons plumbing & heating

Best Cakes/Pastries The Phoenix Bakery Southern Season

World’s Greatest Plumbers!

Sugarland Best Frozen Yogurt Maple View Farm Country Store Yogurt Pump (YoPo)

CALL US FOR ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS! ALL IN THE FAMILY Jonathan, Michael and Seth Sparrow

• Water treatment of wells and city/county water • Full servicing of all electric, gas and tankless water heaters

Yopop Frozen Yogurt

EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABLE 24/7

Best Place for a Cocktail The Crunkleton

THANK YOU

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FOR VOTING US FOR BEST HOME REPAIR

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Best Brewery

Serving the Area for More Than 60 Years

Carolina Brewery Mystery Brewing Company Steel String Brewery Top of the Hill Brewery Best Catering The Catering Company of Chapel Hill Chapel Hill Restaurant Group Mediterranean Deli The Root Cellar

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hern Chatham Counties in Durham, Orange & Nort

Best Wine, Beer and/or Spirits Shop Beer Study Carrboro Beverage Company Chapel Hill Wine Company

From pre-K through post-grad, our annual schools guide has all the information you need. Read the digital version at

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Best Food Product Farmhouse cheeses of Chapel Hill Creamery Chapel Hill Toffee

K through Post-Grad A Parent’s Guide to Pre-

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Best Overall Restaurant Acme Food & Beverage Co. Kitchen

BEST HOME FURNISHINGS AND ACCESSORIES Whitehall Antiques

Personal Best We asked David Lindquist, who co-owns Whitehall Antiques with his daughter Elizabeth Lindquist, to share his own “Best of” list:

Lantern Best Overall Service The Fearrington House Restaurant Governors Club Kitchen Lantern Best Chef Kevin Callaghan of Acme Food & Beverage Co. Bill Smith of Crook’s Corner

Best Place to Satisfy My Sweet Tooth I am torn between Sugarland and Insomnia Cookies – happily they are across from each other.

Colin Bedford of The Fearrington House Restaurant

Best Place to Go for a Haircut I enjoy catching town gossip and a good, reasonable haircut at Chapel Hill Barber Shop.

Andrea Reusing of Lantern

Best Greenway I love starting in the [Gene] Strowd Rose Garden and walking the Bolin Creek Trail, with a stop at Caffe Driade for the perfect reward. Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests While Whitehall seems to be the personal favorite of thousands escorting guests each year, my favorite for our guests is a stroll down Franklin Street across the old campus and into the arboretum. That also allows for some intriguing and unique shopping at Julian’s, Ackland Museum Store and so many other locally owned shops.

Best Bartender Wayne Jordan of City Kitchen Gary Crunkleton of The Crunkleton Daniel Leiser of Governors Club

RETAIL *winners listed alphabetically Best Gift Store

Best Place to Watch a Movie I confess I am madly in love with Silverspot [Cinema] at University Place – just a great experience in what has become an elegant and delightful place to shop. And of course, there is Kidzu for great fun with our grandsons after a movie. Best Place to Relax Hands down, the bar at Lantern for a relaxed, chic setting with great drinks and food. No matter what friends we are with, the staff remembers everyone’s favorite drink and offers it as a first option. Best Light Dining Small and medium plates shared in the sparkling, comfortable restaurant, patio or bar of The Carolina Inn, now appropriately rechristened Crossroads Chapel Hill. It’s a crossroads of food, drinks, town and gown. – Jessica Stringer

Cameron’s SallyMack Life Furnishings SOUTH Southern Season Best Fine Jewelry Grimball Jewelers Wentworth & Sloan Jewelers William Travis Jewelry Best Fashion Jewelry Cameron’s Light Years WomanCraft Gifts

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BEST OF CHAPEL HILL AWARDS

Best Women’s Boutique

Best Shopping Experience

SERVICES

Dina Porter

Carr Mill Mall

*winners listed alphabetically

Fine Feathers

Downtown/Franklin Street

Sofia’s Boutique

University Place

Uniquities

Best Salon Caju Ceremony Salon

Best Menswear

Citrine Salon

Gentlemen’s Corner

Mina’s Studio „

Julian’s O’Neill’s Clothing Best Children’s Store The Children’s Store Puddle Baby Boutique The Red Hen

WINNER

BEST OF CHAPEL HILL 2016

Best Home Furnishings and Accessories Kitchenworks SallyMack Life Furnishings SOUTH Whitehall Antiques

Grazie Mille!

Thanks to all our customers for voting us Best in Chapel Hill!

Best Bookstore Flyleaf Books McIntyre’s Books Purple Crow Books Best Place for Glasses 20/20 Eyeworks Carrboro Family Vision Chapel Hill Eyecare Best Consignment Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Durham and Orange Counties PTA Thrift Shop The Stock Exchange Best Garden Store Fifth Season Gardening Co. Fitch Lumber & Hardware Niche Gardens

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BEST OF CHAPEL HILL AWARDS

Best Place to Get a Massage

O2 Fitness

Best Mechanic

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa

UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont

Al’s Garage

Massage Envy The Spa at Fearrington

Best Pilates/Yoga Studio

Auto Logic Chapel Hill Tire Car Care Performance AutoMall

Carrboro Yoga Company Best Fitness Facility

Franklin Street Yoga Center

Best Bank

Duke Center for Living at Fearrington Health and Fitness Center

Studio East 54

BB&T SunTrust Bank Wells Fargo Best Event Space The Carolina Inn

WINNER

BEST

Fearrington Village

OF CHAPEL HILL

Governors Club

2016

Sophisticated farm to table dining

The Great Room at Top of the Hill Best Plastic Surgeon Center for Functional & Aesthetic Facial Surgery

in Pittsboro’s renovated, historic Chatham Mills

Finn Facial Plastics UNC Department of Surgery Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Lunch • Dinner Wine • Cocktails

Best Optometrist

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Carrboro Family Vision Chapel Hill Eyecare

From the owners of Oakleaf

Chapel Hill Ophthalmology Best Veterinarian Carrboro Plaza Veterinary Clinic Cole Park Veterinary Hospital Legion Road Animal Hospital VCA Timberlyne Animal Hospital

Casual Italian

Now Open Briar Chapel

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Best Pet Boarding Cole Park Veterinary Hospital Doggie Spa & Day Care Dogwood Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort Green Beagle Lodge


BEST OF CHAPEL HILL AWARDS

Best Pet Store

Best Construction Business/ Builder

Phydeaux

Fitch Creations, Inc.

Piedmont Feed & Garden Center

Will Johnson Building Company

Wild Bird Center

Zinn Design Build

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Best Landscaper Best Event Planner

Creative LivingScapes

Cheryl-Anne Kast of Kast Events

Landscape Logic

O’Mara Landscaping and Lawn Care Wright Brothers’ Landscaping & Tree Services Best Home Maintenance and Repair Bud Matthews Services Sparrow & Sons Plumbing & Heating „

Lisa Johnson of Governors Club

HOME & GARDEN *winners listed alphabetically

fresh homemade ice cream · yogurt · sorbet · ice cream cakes · farm fresh milk · farm fresh butter

WELCOME TO

Best Interior Designer Ashley Clarke Designs Minta Bell Design Group M.L. Designs Peacock Alley Gifts SOUTH Best Kitchen/Bath Designer

HOME TO THE TRIANGLE’S HIGHEST QUALITY, FARM FRESH MILK AND ICE CREAM

Ferguson Kitchen and Bath Galleries Will Johnson Building Company

Maple View Agricultural Educational Center

Best Florist Purple Puddle

Field Trips • Group Tours Birthday Parties Educational Activities Room Rentals

University Florist & Gifts Victoria Park Florist

To Schedule Your Event/Tour: 919.942.6122 mapleviewagcenter.com

Best Picture Framing Services Framemakers Framer’s Market and Gallery The Framers Corner, Inc. The Print Shop Best Architect BuildSense Shaw Design Associates

Sunday, September 18th

Family Fun Customer Appreciation Event Music by Back Porch Orchestra & The Mason Lovette Band, Face Painting, Lawn Games, Fun & Ice Cream A portion of all sales donated to Sam’s Wish Fund & Kids Path of Hospice

Hayrides with Santa

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BEST OF CHAPEL HILL 2016

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BEST GARDEN STORE Fifth Season Gardening Co.

Green Thumb

Gardening Advice for Our Unique Climate

N

o matter the season, organic garden store Fifth Season Gardening Co. in Carrboro remains a must, offering high-quality plants to home brewing

equipment. We asked co-owner Ashley Mattison her tips for new-to-the-area gardeners. “A lot of customers who have moved

here from other parts of the country wonder what to plant in the red stuff where soil should be! We recommend as many native plants as possible because they are adapted for our soil conditions and hot, humid climate. That would include perennials such as yarrow, echinacea, Shasta daisies and penstemons; shrubs like oakleaf hydrangea; and trees such as dogwoods and redbuds.” “The brutal heat and humidity make [the summer] our most stressful season for gardens,” Ashley says, but once one gets more comfortable with our climate, she recommends carnivorous and edible plants for insect control and multi-season interest. – Laura Zolman Kirk

Where Core and Balance Meet in the Heart of Carrboro 103 Lloyd Street | Carrboro, NC 27510 Next to Rice's Glass Company

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BEST OF CHAPEL HILL AWARDS

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Best Movie Theater The Chelsea Theater The Lumina Silverspot Cinema

*winners listed alphabetically Best Museum

Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store Best Performing Arts Venue The ArtsCenter

Ackland Art Museum The Carolina Basketball Museum Kidzu Children’s Museum

Best Live Music Venue Cat’s Cradle Memorial Hall/Carolina Performing Arts

Memorial Hall/Carolina Performing Arts Paul Green Theatre/PlayMakers Repertory Company Best Park/Greenway

Wright Brothers’

Bolin Creek Trail Hillsborough Riverwalk North Carolina Botanical Garden

LIFE *winners listed alphabetically

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SOAK UP THE SUN There’s more than one way to stay cool in the summer. The pools at Briar Chapel, one of our reader-voted Best Neighborhood winners, are a popular gathering place for kids and adults alike.

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EDUCATOR APPRECIATION Named the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Principal of the Year in 2015, LaVerne Mattocks began her teaching career at her alma mater, Pamlico County High School. She’s worked as a high school English teacher, coached cheerleading, sponsored the senior prom and coordinated after-school programs. “With each new day I have the opportunity to greatly and positively impact the lives of others I encounter,” LaVerne says of her current role as principal at Carrboro High School. 78

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HARK THE SOUND The afternoon after the buzzer-beating shot we all wish we could forget, the community welcomed the UNC men’s basketball team back to the Smith Center from Houston. The gathering was, in many ways, a group therapy session and a way to squeeze in a few more precious minutes with seniors Brice Johnson (center), Marcus Paige (right) and Joel James (not pictured), who brought so much pride to the program, and its fans, over their four years.

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The young sons of Shu and Seref Akbay have an appetite for all cuisines. Some days, Berfo, 1, Deniz, 8, and Ronay, 10, eat meals at their dad’s downtown Italian and Mediterranean restaurant, Vespa. On other occasions, their mom makes Asian dishes like yellow noodles with coconut milk curry.

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FROM THE HEART Dr. Bruce Cairns was on the treadmill at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont when out of the blue he suffered

cardiac arrest. As a surgeon and critical care physician at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at the UNC Medical Center, he was used to treating patients, not being one. Reflecting on his recovery, he says, “I have learned that living a life in the service of others makes it worthwhile and that no matter our status or situation, it is truly better to give than to receive.”

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fall, Bob celebrated his 88th birthday surrounded by family and friends and to this day, he still claims he doesn’t have a favorite flavor. CHM

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OLD WELL “What is it that binds us to this place as to no other? It is not the well, or the bell, or the stone walls, or the crisp October nights, or the memory of dogwoods blooming.” – Charles Kuralt

Tar Heel Tour

Don’t miss these quintessential spots on UNC’s campus

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ITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO MR. KURALT, MAYBE IT is the well a little, as the beautiful landmark in the heart of campus is equal parts artifact, symbol and gateway. This from The Carolina Story historical exhibit: “On January 21, 1795, the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina resolved ‘that the Commissionary for carrying on the buildings of the University be authorized to cause a Well to be sunk, and erect such necessary buildings as they conceive useful for the Institution.’ Soon after, a well was dug and covered with a wooden shelter. For most of the next century, students, faculty and staff of the university relied on this well for their drinking and bathing water. In 1897, university president Edwin Alderman, concerned about campus aesthetic appearance, proposed the building of a new structure over the Old Well, based on the Temple of Love at Versailles.” A pump was installed in 1900, replaced by a drinking fountain in 1925. The original structure was razed in 1954 and replaced with a sturdier replica, complete with the familiar wooden pillars with marble bases and the copper dome. For decades, it has been the most recognizable emblem of the university, found on everything from letterhead to Twitter profiles. Countless freshmen have lined up to take a sip on the first day of classes, hoping the legend that this will bring luck to their student experience holds true. Many of these same students return some years later, donning caps and gowns, to take photographs 82

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before leaving the confines of campus to make their way in the world. And when they return over the years, they’ll almost have to come back for another gaze, perhaps another symbolic sip from the waters that forged their lives. OLD EAST UNC is America’s first state university and Old East was the first building constructed to house it. The cornerstone was laid on Oct. 12, 1793 – nearly a century later, Oct. 12 was declared Carolina’s birthday, or, as folks on campus refer to it, University Day. In 1966, Old East became a national Historic Landmark. Today, the renovated building serves as a residence hall housing male and female students. MOREHEAD-PAT TERSON BELL TOWER Since 1931, the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower has stood watching over Carolina’s campus. It used to contain 12 bells that were manually operated by the master bell ringer, who was said to have the “key to the city.” Now there are 14 mechanically operated bells that chime every 15 minutes. Although the tower is seldom open to the general public, it’s a UNC tradition that seniors are allowed to climb to the top just before graduation. DAVIE POPL AR Legend has it that Revolutionary War General William R. Davie selected the site for the university at this large tulip poplar tree at


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the heart of McCorkle Place (UNC’s upper quad). In actuality, a six-man committee from the university’s first governing board chose the site in 1792. The tree has been struck by lightning and survived several hurricanes. Look for Davie Poplar Jr., grown from a cutting, and Davie Poplar III, grown from the eldest tree’s seed, planted nearby. Two more legends are associated with the Davie Poplar: First, that as long as it remains standing, the university will thrive, and, second, that if a couple kisses on the stone bench beneath the tree, they will get married. THE PIT You might guess that the sunken courtyard beside the Student Union is more commonly called “the Pit.” It’s the No. 1 spot for action on campus, as it is a popular gathering place and the site of many speeches and performances. The Pit’s south side steps lead to Student Stores in the Daniels Building. The north side steps lead to Lenoir Hall, the main dining hall on campus. It’s said that if you sit in the Pit between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., you will see every Carolina student pass through. COKER ARBORETUM At the corner of Cameron Avenue and Raleigh Road is a quiet haven for nature walks and picnics. The Coker Arboretum was established in 1903 by Dr. William Chambers Coker, the university’s first professor of botany, as an outdoor classroom for botany students. Today, it is managed by the North Carolina Botanical Garden and includes a collection of both native N.C. plants and foreign trees and shrubs. „

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You don’t have to be a prospective student to enjoy a tour See UNC in a whole new light by taking a Priceless Gem tour. Led by professors and area experts, the walking tours of campus focus on specific topics like archaeology and the history of women on campus (read more on page 34). The free tours start at the UNC Visitors’ Center in Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and last 60 to 90 minutes. To see the schedule and more information, visit unc.edu/visitors/priceless-gem-tours

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HOW TO GET TICKETS TO A UNC GAME Tar! Heels! Tar! Heels! UNC teams have produced their fair share of champions over the years. With five NCAA national basketball titles, many people associate the university with sports as much as anything else. But all athletics at this Division I school are exciting to watch. Here’s how you can get that chance:

1 Call the UNC Athletic Ticket Office at

919-962-2296 or visit goheels.com. For most Carolina events, getting a ticket is as easy as showing up when the game is about to begin. Fetzer Field, Boshamer Stadium and Carmichael Arena are all fantastic places to go and watch a game, and you’ll see some of the best teams in the country (Dean Smith once quipped that UNC was

a women’s soccer school – the program has earned 21 national titles). For football and men’s basketball, tickets go on sale months in advance of the season, with in-conference and rivalry games selling out in a matter of days.

2 Show up early on game day. If you missed

the dates for ticket sales and the game you want to attend is sold out, try getting to the venue a few hours early. Occasionally, if you’re lucky, the ticket office will be selling a few remaining seats. Barring that, you can try haggling with people

3 Join the Rams Club. This group of UNC

boosters gets first priority for season tickets in football and for individual game tickets and mini-season packages in basketball. After a certain gift level, members are guaranteed season tickets. Hey, it’s not cheap, but there’s a certain peace of mind knowing you’ll get to be there when the next Tyler Hansbrough comes to Chapel Hill. CHM

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Famous UNC Alums Richard Adler, composer/lyricist Jim Beatty, first sub-four-minute indoor mile Dré Bly, NFL player Lewis Black, playwright and comedian Erskine Bowles, former White House chief of staff Frank Bruni, op-ed columnist and former chief restaurant critic at The New York Times Helene Cooper, journalist Rick Dees, radio entertainer Sarah Dessen, author Anson Dorrance, head coach for women’s soccer Clyde Edgerton, author Louise Fletcher, actress Robert F. Furchgott, Nobel Prize winner Paul Green, playwright Andy Griffith, actor Mia Hamm, Olympian and soccer star Ken Jeong (M.D.), comedian and actor Michael Jordan, NBA star Alexander Julian, fashion designer Charles Kuralt, journalist Joe Kwon, Avett Brothers cellist Sharon Lawrence, actress Jeff MacNelly, cartoonist Tift Merritt, musician Jack Palance, actor Julius Peppers, NFL player James K. Polk, U.S. president (1845-1849) Deborah Potter, journalist Jim Rash, Oscar-winning screenwriter Stuart Scott, journalist John Skipper, president of ESPN Charlotte Smith, former WNBA player Lawrence Taylor, NFL player Roy Williams, coach of the men’s basketball team Thomas Wolfe, novelist

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T’S A SATURDAY MORNING TRADITION AROUND HERE TO GET UP EARLY AND HEAD OUT to a farmers’ market, reusable bag in hand, to shop for items cultivated, raised or baked nearby. Thankfully there are nearly a dozen farmers’ markets in Orange, Chatham and Durham counties and many are open on other days of the week. Each market has a personality of its own, but there will always be a wide, regional variety of seasonal vegetables and fruits, cow’s and goat’s milk cheeses, meats, jams, honey and baked goods available. Supporting area farmers while shopping local has never been easier or more tasty!

Farmer Daniel Tolfree of Millarckee Farm has been a fixture at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market for 35 years.

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PITTSBORO FARMERS’ MARKET Main Street Station, 287 East St., Pittsboro Thursdays, 3-6pm (year round) pittsborofarmersmarket.org pittsborofarmersmarket@gmail.com

CARRBORO FARMERS’ MARKET 301 W. Main St., Carrboro Saturdays, 7am-noon (April-Oct.), 9am-noon (Nov.-March); Wednesdays, 3-6pm (April-Nov.) 919-280-3326 carrborofarmersmarket.com lashaunacfm@gmail.com CHAPEL HILL FARMERS’ MARKET 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill Saturdays, 8am-noon (April-Nov.), 9am-noon (Dec.-March); Tuesdays, 3-6pm (April-Nov.) 919-533-9496 thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com farmersoforange@gmail.com ENO RIVER FARMERS’ MARKET 144 E. Margaret Ln., Hillsborough Saturdays, 8am-noon (April-Oct.), 10am-noon (Nov.-March) enoriverfarmersmarket.com enoriverfarmersmarket@gmail.com

HILLSBOROUGH FARMERS’ MARKET Hillsborough Campus, 430 Waterstone Dr., Hillsborough Saturdays, 8am-noon (April-Oct.), 10am-1pm (Nov.-March) 919-618-6069 hillsboroughfarmersmarket.org teamhfm@yahoo.com

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DURHAM FARMERS’ MARKET Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham Saturdays, 8am-noon (April-Nov.), 10am-noon, (Dec.-March); Wednesdays, 3-6pm (mid-April-mid-Oct.) 919-667-3099 durhamfarmersmarket.com info@durhamfarmersmarket.com

CHATHAM MILLS FARMERS’ MARKET 480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro Saturdays, 8am-12pm (April-Oct.), 10am-1pm (Nov.-Jan.) chathammillsfarmersmarket.com cmfmmanager@gmail.com

SOUTH DURHAM FARMERS’ MARKET 5410 N.C. 55 & Sedwick, Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, Durham Saturdays, 8am-noon (April-Oct.), 9am-noon (Nov.-March); southdurhamfarmersmarket.org CHM

SOUTHERN VILLAGE FARMERS’ MARKET Southern Village Green, Chapel Hill Thursdays, 3:30-6:30pm (May-Sept.) southernvillage.com sarah@bpropnc.com

FEARRINGTON FARMERS’ MARKET 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro Tuesdays, 4-6pm (April-Thanksgiving) 919-923-6262 fearringtonfarmersmarket.com kentviewhoney@gmail.com 90

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Roots Bakery, Bistro & Bar Farm-to-table American and Central American fusion. 161 E. Franklin St.; 919-240-7160

Artisan Pizza Kitchen Sand­wiches, hamburgers, pizza. 153 E. Franklin St.; 919-929-9119

Sawasdee Thai Restaurant Thai cuisine such as red curry and pad thai. 110 N. Columbia St.; 919-960-0440

[B]SKI’S Specialty wraps. 147 E. Franklin St.; 919-969-9727

Shanghai Dumpling Dumplings, pork buns, hotpots. 143 E. Franklin St.; 919-914-6737

Bandido’s Mexican Cafe Burritos, salads, quesadillas, tacos. 159-1/2 E. Franklin St.; 919-967-5048 Benny Cappella’s Pizza, by the slice or whole pie. 122 E. Franklin St.; 919-240-5286 Buns Serves gourmet burgers, fries and shakes made from fresh ingredients. 107 N. Columbia St.; 919-240-4746 Carolina Coffee Shop The mainstay serves casual American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 138 E. Franklin St.; 919-942-6875 Cosmic Cantina Burritos, salads, quesadillas, tacos. 128 E. Franklin St.; 919-960-3955 Four Corners American fare, nachos, wings, pasta. 175 E. Franklin St.; 919-537-8230 IMBIBE Bottle shop and restaurant featuring pizza, salads and appetizers. 108 Henderson St.; 919-636-6469

SPANKY’S A Chapel Hill institution since 1977, the American bar and grill serves hamburgers, brown sugar baby back ribs, garden fresh salads and more. 101 E. Franklin St.; 919-967-2678; spankysrestaurant.com Sugarland Cupcakes, gelato, pastries. 140 E. Franklin St.; 919-929-2100 Sup Dogs Creative hot dogs and sides like jalapeño popper tots and funnel cake sticks. 107 E. Franklin St.; 919-903-9566 Sutton’s Drug Store Burgers, sandwiches, breakfast, milkshakes. 159 E. Franklin St.; 919-942-5161 sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt Choose your own yogurt and toppings. 105 E. Franklin St.; 919-537-8616 Time-Out Southern comfort food 24 hours a day. 201 E. Franklin St.; 919-929-2425

Kurama Sushi & Noodle Express Dumplings, salads, noodle dishes. 105 N. Columbia St.; 919-968-4747

Top Of The Hill Chapel Hill’s only distillery also offers beers and American food, like burgers and flatbreads. 100 E. Franklin St.; 919-929-8676

Linda’s Bar & Grill Local beer, sweet potato tots, cheese fries, burgers. 203 E. Franklin St.; 919-933-6663

TRU Deli & Wine Sandwiches and wine. 114 Henderson St.; 919-240-7755

Ms. Mong Mongolian BBQ, banh mi, fusion burritos. 163 E. Franklin St.; 919-933-5277 R&R Grill Spicy wings, kabobs, flatbread pizza. 137 E. Franklin St.; 919-240-4411

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Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe Waffles, pancakes, eggs. 173 E. Franklin St.; 919-929-9192

West Franklin Street 411 WEST The menu – including fresh pasta, seafood and pizzas – is inspired by the flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean, with a healthy California twist; outdoor dining; all ABC permits. 411 W. Franklin St.; 919-967-2782; 411west.com

AL’S BURGER SHACK Gourmet burgers and fries with local ingredients. 516 W. Franklin St.; 919-904-7659; alsburgershack.com Beer Study Bottle shop with in-store drafts and growlers to go. 106 N. Graham St.; 919-240-5423 Bread and Butter Bread, cinnamon rolls, desserts. 503 W. Rosemary St.; 919-960-5998 BREADMEN’S A variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads and grilled meat, with daily soup and specials. All-day breakfast; vegetarian options. 324 W. Rosemary St.; 919-967-7110; breadmens.com Carolina Ale House Pub food, beer, wine and specialty cocktails. 419 W. Franklin St.; 919-904-7288 Carolina Brewery The fifth-oldest brewery in the state. 460 W. Franklin St.; 919-942-1800 Cholanad Restaurant & Bar Contemporary and traditional South Indian cuisine. Catering available. 308 W. Franklin St.; 800-246-5262 CRÊPE TRADITIONS Sweet and savory crêpes, coffee, espresso. 140 W. Franklin St., Ste. 120; 919-391-9999; crepetraditions.com

CROOK’S CORNER Southern classics like shrimp and grits, Hoppin’ John and jalapeño-cheddar hushpuppies. 610 W. Franklin St.; 919-929-7643; crookscorner.com

CROSSROADS CHAPEL HILL AT THE CAROLINA INN New American cuisine and seasonal specialties; all ABC permits. 211 Pittsboro St.; 919-918-2777; crossroadscuisine.com


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like Dinner. ELAINE’S ON FRANKLIN Fine regional American cuisine, 454 W. FRANKLIN ST. • CHAPEL HILL made with the freshest local ingredients; 960.2770 • www.elainesonfranklin.com all ABC permits. 454 W. Franklin St.; 919-960-2770; elainesonfranklin.com

Silver Medal: Best Restaurants of 2011, News & Observer

Guru India Restaurant Tandoori, thali, curry. 508-A W. Franklin St.; 919-942-8201 ITALIAN PIZZERIA III Pizza, calzones, subs. The "place to be" in Chapel Hill for 35 years. 508 W. Franklin St.; 919-968-4671; italianpizzeria3.com Jasmin Mediterranean Bistro Greek-Lebanese cuisine. 100 W. Franklin St.; 919-903-8869 Kipos Greek cuisine in a relaxed, upscale setting; outdoor dining. 431 W. Franklin St.; 919-425-0760 Lantern Pan-Asian cuisine. 423 W. Franklin St.; 919-969-8846 La Residence French-inspired cuisine made from fresh ingredients. 202 W. Rosemary St.; 919-967-2506 Lime & Basil Vietnamese fare. 200 W. Franklin St.; 919-967-5055 MAMA DIP’S Traditional Southern specialties, including a country breakfast and lunch and dinner classics like fried chicken and Brunswick stew. 408 W. Rosemary St.; 919-942-5837; mamadips.com

MEDITERRANEAN DELI Offers healthy vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options as well as delicious meats from the grill. 410 W. Franklin St.; 919-967-2666; mediterraneandeli.com Mellow Mushroom Classic Southern pizza. 310 W. Franklin St.; 919-929-1941 Merritt’s Store & Grill Sandwiches, breakfast biscuits, burgers. 1009 S. Columbia St.; 919-942-4897 Mint North Indian subz korma and chicken jalfrezi. 504 W. Franklin St.; 919-929-6188 Moe’s Southwest Grill Made-to-order burritos, nachos, quesadillas and more. 110 W. Franklin St.; 919-914-6217 Noodles & Company Asian, Mediterranean, American noodles. 214 W. Franklin St.; 919-967-7320 The Northside District Specialty cocktails and international bar food. 403 W. Rosemary St.; 919-391-7044

Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom Deep-dish pizza, calzones, salads and beer. 140 W. Franklin St.; 919-903-9150 SANDWHICH Hot and cold specialty sandwiches and burgers. 407 W. Franklin St.; 919-929-2114 Spicy 9 Sushi Bar & Asian Restaurant Sushi, Thai curries, bibimbap and other Asian entrees. 140 W. Franklin St.; 919-903-9335 Talulla’s Authentic Turkish cuisine; all ABC permits. 456 W. Franklin St.; 919-933-1177 Trolly Stop Specialty hot dogs and burgers. 306B W. Franklin St.; 919-240-4206 VESPA Innovative Italian and Mediterranean cuisine in a setting that can accommodate parties, receptions and special events. Parking and patio dining. 306D W. Franklin St.; 919-969-6600; vespanc.com Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe Traditional Indian tandoori and thali. 431 W. Franklin St.; 919-929-3833 West End Wine Bar Pastries, light tapas, 100 wines. 450 W. Franklin St.; 919-967-7599 Windows Restaurant at the Franklin Hotel New American cuisine. 311 W. Franklin St.; 919-442-9000 YOGURT PUMP Since 1982, YoPo has served up frozen yogurt treats and shakes with unique flavors. 106 W. Franklin St.; 919-942-7867; yogurtpump.com

Market Street Coffeehouse Coffee, pastries and more. 227 S. Elliott Rd.; 919-968-8993 Min Ga Korean cuisine. 116 Old Durham Rd.; 919-933-1773 MIXED CASUAL KOREAN BISTRO Specializes in customizable bibimbap bowls; 1404 E. Franklin St.; 919-929-0047; mixedkoreanbistro.com Monterrey Traditional Mexican cuisine. 237 S. Elliott Rd.; 919-969-8750 Olio & Aceto Brunch and lunch options inspired by Blue Sky Oil and Vinegar products. 400 S. Elliott Rd.; 919-903-8958 Penguin’s Cafe Salad bar, hot bar, sandwiches. Whole Foods Market, 81 S. Elliott Rd.; 919-968-1983 Red Pepper Chinese restaurant offering traditional Szechuan dishes. 1704 E. Franklin St.; 919-968-3488 SQUID’S Fresh seafood options include woodgrilled fillets, live Maine lobster, fried seafood and oysters. 1201 N. Fordham Blvd. (15-501); 919-942-8757; squidsrestaurant.com Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen Drive-thru biscuits, sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs. 1305 E. Franklin St.; 919-933-1324 Tandoor Indian Restaurant Traditional Indian cuisine, vegan options. 1301 E. Franklin St.; 919-967-6622 Twisted Noodles Thai noodle soups, pan-fried noodles. Eastgate Crossing; 919-933-9933

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University Place Alfredo’s Pizzas, calzones, salads, subs, pasta, desserts. 919-968-3424

Caffe Driade Carrboro Coffee, bowl-size lattes, local baked goods, beer and wine. 1215-A E. Franklin St.; 919-942-2333

City Kitchen Wholesome American fare with a sophisticated twist. 919-928-8200

Carolina 1663 Contemporary Southern fare at the Sheraton. 1 Europa Dr.; 919-969-2157 DUNK & SLIDE AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET Grab a coffee, breakfast all day and a vegan burger from the bar. Sushi, pizza, sandwiches and more. 81 S. Elliot Rd.; 919-968-1983; wholefoodsmarket.com

MAPLE VIEW MOBILE Ice cream outpost of the Hillsborough dairy farm. 919-244-1949; mapleviewfarm.com Red Bowl Sushi, bento boxes. 919-918-7888 Trilogy American cafe featuring innovative twists on classic dishes. Silverspot Cinema; 919-357-9888

Il Palio Ristorante at The Siena Hotel N.C.’s only AAA Four Diamond Italian restaurant. 1505 E. Franklin St.; 919-918-2545

Village Burgers Gourmet burgers with sides like sweet potato fries and tater tots. 919-240-4008

La Hacienda Burritos, salads, quesadillas, tacos. 1813 N. Fordham Blvd.; 919-967-0207

Weathervane Shrimp and grits, sweet potato fries and other gourmet takes on classic flavors. 919-929-9466

The Loop Pizza Grill Pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers. Eastgate Crossing; 919-969-7112 chapelhillmagazine.com

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Hunam Chinese Restaurant Cantonese cuisine. 790 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-967-6133 KITCHEN Bistro-style dining with a seasonal menu that always includes mussels. 764 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-537-8167; kitchenchapelhill.com

Allen & Son Barbecue N.C. barbecue. 6203 Millhouse Rd. (N.C. 86 N.); 919-942-7576 Farm House Restaurant Steaks, salads, potatoes. 6004 Millhouse Rd. (N.C. 86 N.); 919-929-5727 Joe Van Gogh Coffee and pastries. Timberlyne Shopping Center; 919-967-2002

Lucha Tigre Latin-Asian cuisine and sake tequila bar. 746 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-904-7326 Market Street Coffee & Ice Cream Local coffee, ice cream, pastries and sandwiches. 2805 Homestead Rd.; 919-960-6247 THE ROOT CELLAR (FORMERLY FOSTER’S MARKET) Sandwiches, prepared salads, desserts and more. Beer and wine only; outdoor dining. 750 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-967-3663; rootcellarchapelhill.com Sal’s Ristorante Calzones, pizza, pasta, sandwiches. 2811 Homestead Rd.; 919-932-5125

MAGONE Italian Grill and Pizza. 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd., Ste. F; 919-904-7393 Margaret’s Cantina Creative Mexican appetizers and entrees. Timberlyne Shopping Center; 919-942-4745 Oishii Specialty rolls, teriyaki, stir-fry, sushi. Timberlyne Shopping Center; 919-932-7002 Pop’s Pizzeria Pizzas, calzones, stromboli, pasta. 1822 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-932-1040 Rasa Indi-Chinese Indian and Chinese cuisine. 1826 MLK Jr. Blvd.; 919-929-2199 The Bagel Bar More than 20 homemade bagel varieties. 630 Weaver Dairy Rd., Ste. 109; 919-929-7700

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The Pig Barbecue, fried tofu, collards. 630 Weaver Dairy Rd., Ste. 101; 919-942-1133 Queen of Sheba Ethiopian cuisine. Timberlyne Shopping Center; 919-932-4986 Sage Vegetarian Cafe Vegetarian fare. Timberlyne Shopping Center; 919-968-9266 YOPOP CHAPEL HILL Frozen yogurt shop featuring 14 flavors made daily and 36 toppings including fresh fruit. Bubble tea and smoothies. 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd.; 919-537-8229

N.C. 54 East/Raleigh Road Amante Gourmet Pizza Create-yourown pizzas. 6209-B Falconbridge Rd.; 919-493-0904 BIN 54 Steaks, seafood and other fine American food. Everything made in-house. Glen Lennox Shopping Center; 919-969-1155 Brenz Pizza Specialty pizzas, subs, salads. 3120 Environ Way, East 54; 919-636-4636


DINING GUIDE COCO BEAN COFFEE SHOP An independent, locally owned coffee shop offering Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee and a variety of baked goods. 1114 Environ Way; 919-883-9003; cocobeancoffeeshop.com

ELEMENTS Cuisine that combines classical as well as modern Asian and European cooking techniques; check out the wine bar with full menu next door; outdoor dining. 2110 Environ Way, East 54; 919-537-8780; elementsofchapelhill.com.

JUJUBE Eclectic, modern cuisine inspired by the classic flavors of China and Vietnam. Glen Lennox Shopping Center; 919-960-0555 Nantucket Grill & Bar Clam chowder, lobster rolls. 5925 Farrington Rd.; 919-402-0077 Raaga Authentic Indian delicacies like curry and masala. 3140 Environ Way, East 54; 919-240-7490

The Egg & I French toast, pancakes and specialty omelets. 1101 Environ Way, East 54; 919-537-8488

PAZZO! Italian cuisine, takeout pizza. 700 Market St.; 919-929-9984; pazzo-restaurant.com

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe Burgers, salads and sandwiches. 1118 Environ Way, East 54; 919-537-8404 Meadowmont Village

Rasa Malaysia Authentic Malaysian dishes. 410 Market St.; 984-234-0256

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Specialty pizzas and salads. 501 Meadowmont Village Circle; 919-929-1942

Town Hall Grill Sandwiches, steak, seafood. 410 Market St.; 919-960-8696

Cafe Carolina & Bakery Salads, sandwiches, breakfast. 601 Meadowmont Village Circle; 919-945-8811

Weaver Street Market Hot bar and salad bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 716 Market St.; 919-929-2009

CHRONIC TACOS Mexican grill utilizing authentic recipes. 504 Meadowmont Village Circle; 984-999-4803; eatchronictacos.com Market Street Coffee & Ice Cream Locally sourced coffee, ice cream and pastries. 503 Meadowmont Village Circle; 919-929-1667 Southern Village Captain Poncho’s Tacos, quesadillas, burritos. 708 Market St.; 919-697-2237 La Vita Dolce Pastries, sorbet, gelato. 610 Market St.; 919-968-1635

Thai Palace Soup, curries, pad thai. Glenwood Square Shopping Center; 919-967-5805

Governors Club Bean & Barrel Coffee shop, bar, grill. 50100 Governors Dr.; 919-967-9990 Ciao Bella Pizzeria Pizzas, pastas, sandwiches. 1716 Farrington Point Rd.; 919-439-6923 Tarantini Italian cuisine. 50160 Governors Dr. (Governors Village); 919-942-4240 Briar Chapel

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DINING GUIDE BREAKAWAY CAFE A casual “cycling-inspired” cafe serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and small plates, along with Counter Culture coffee, beer, wine and Maple View ice cream. 58 Chapelton Ct., Ste. 100; breakawaync.co

CAPP’S PIZZERIA Artisan pizzas that are hand-crafted and wood-fired, utilizing local ingredients. 79 Falling Springs Dr.; LIFE’S TOO SHORT 919-669-8582; cappspizzeria.com FOR FAKE PIZZA

AKAI HANA Japanese cuisine including sushi, tempura and teriyaki; 206 W. Main St.; 919-942-6848 Armadillo Grill Tex-Mex burritos, en­chiladas, tacos, nachos. 120 E. Main St.; 919-929-4669 Cafe Carrboro (formerly Jessee’s) Lunch and breakfast served all day, house-roasted espresso and coffees. 401 E. Main St.; 919-929-0445

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Pizzeria Mercato Pizza, antipasto, soups and fritti. 408 W. Weaver St.; 919-967-2277

Country Junction Restaurant Simple southern classics. 404 W. Weaver St.; 919-929-2462

Spotted Dog Appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, desserts. 111 E. Main St.; 919-933-1117

GLASSHALFULL Mediterraneaninspired food and wine; outdoor dining; all ABC permits. 106 S. Greensboro St.; 919-967-9784; glasshalfullcarrboro.com

Steel String Brewery Craft beer and bluegrass music. 106-A S. Greensboro St.; 919-240-7215 Tyler’s Restaurant and Taproom Specialty import beers on tap and traditional pub fare. 102 E. Main St.; 919-929-6881

Gourmet Kingdom Sichuan cuisine. 301 E. Main St.; 919-932-7222

Wings Over 18 flavors of wings. 313 E. Main St.; 919-537-8271

Jade Palace Sichuan and Chinese. 103 E. Main St.; 919-942-0006

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Krave Kava and other exotic root and tea beverages. 105 W. Main St.; 919-408-9596 Market Street Coffee & Ice Cream Locally sourced coffee, ice cream and pastries. 100 E. Weaver St.; 919-960-6776

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Open Eye Cafe Locally roasted Carrboro Coffee and espresso, tea, beer and wine. 101 S. Greensboro St.; 919-968-9410

Provence Southern French cuisine. 203 W. Weaver St.; 919-967-5008

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Neal’s Deli Traditional deli fare. 100-C E. Main St.; 919-967-2185

Carrburritos Burritos, tacos, nachos and margaritas. 711 W. Rosemary St.; 919-933-8226

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Milltown Pub fare. 307 E. Main St.; 919-968-2460

Amante Gourmet Pizza Create-your-own pizzas. 300 E. Main St.; 919-929-3330 Bella’s International Cuisine Homemade dishes like pumpkin ravioli and pistachio-crusted grouper. 360 E. Main St.; 919-903-9963


DINING GUIDE Esperanza Empanada & Tequila Savory and sweet empanadas and more than 50 kinds of tequila. 370 E. Main St.; 919-617-1674 Hickory Tavern Burgers, sandwiches and build-your-own salads. 370-110 E. Main St.; 919-942-7417 Rise Biscuits and Donuts Carrboro Biscuits, doughnuts and coffee. 310 E. Main St., Ste. 100; 919-929-5115 The Shoppe Bar and Meatball Kitchen Meatballs, sliders, sides. 370 E. Main St; 919-240-5851 Carr Mill Mall B-SIDE LOUNGE Small plates like flatbread, bacon-wrapped dates and fondue. Plus inspired cocktails. 919-904-7160; b-sidelounge.com Carrboro Pizza Oven Pizza, calzones. 919-904-7336 CROSSTIES BBQ A variety of barbecue, sides and scratch-made desserts. 919-904-7160

Elmo’s Diner Homemade Southern and American classics. 919-929-2909 Oasis Organic coffee, tea, beer and wine. 919-904-7343 VENABLE ROTISSERIE BISTRO Upscale comfort food with a heavy emphasis on locally sourced and seasonal ingredients; all ABC permits. 919-904-7160; venablebistro.com

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Cole Park Plaza/U.S. 15-501/ Fearrington Village Allen & Son Barbecue N.C. barbecue. 5650 U.S 15-501; 919-542-2294 Carolina Brewery The fifth-oldest brewery in the state. 120 Lowes Dr.; 919-545-2330 The Fearrington Granary Small plates, burgers, grill options. Fearrington Village Center; 919-542-2121

Tandem Farm-to-table, modern American cuisine with full service bar. 919-240-7937

The Fearrington House Restaurant Fine-dining French cuisine. Fearrington Village Center; 919-542-2121

Weaver Street Market Hot bar and salad bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 919-929-0010

Fig & Honey Southern and Mediterranean fare, from biscuits to kebabs. 141 Chatham Downs Dr., Ste. 201; 919-240-5740

N.C. 54 West/Carrboro Plaza Anna Maria’s Pizzeria Italian cuisine. Carrboro Plaza; 919-929-1877 Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant Classic Chinese dishes. 602 Jones Ferry Rd.; 919-942-0850 Fiesta Grill Burritos, chimichangas, fajitas, tacos. 3307 N.C. 54 W.; 919-928-9002 Monterrey Traditional Mexican cuisine. 104 NC 54 (Carrboro Plaza); 919-903-9919

MOON ASIAN BISTRO An Asian fusion ASIAN BISTRO restaurant offering sushi, Chinese dishes like sweet and sour chicken, Thai curry dishes, rice and noodles. 111 Knox Way. Ste. 100; 919-869-7894.

The Goat Panini, cheeses, pastries. Fearrington Village Center; 919-545-5717

Wingman Wings and hot dogs. 104 N.C. 54 W.; 919-928-9200

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DINING GUIDE Downtown Chatham Marketplace Sandwiches, baked goods. 480 Hillsboro St.; 919-542-2643 The City Tap Classic bar food. 89 Hillsboro St.; 919-545-0562 Elizabeth’s Pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, pasta. 160 Hillsboro St.; 919-545-9292 The Modern Life Deli & Drinks New York bagels, sandwiches, pizza, coffee. 46 Sanford Rd.; 919-533-6883 OAKLEAF Farm-to-table menu specializing farm to table dining inSophisticated French and Italian cuisine; kids in Pittsboro’s renovated, historic Mills. menu;Chatham all ABC permits. 480 Hillsboro St.; 919-533-6303; oakleafnc.com The Phoenix Bakery Small-batch and seasonal baked goods and specialty cakes. 84 Hillsboro St.; 919-542-4452 Lunch • Dinner Saturday Brunch • Bar

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& GENERAL STORE Chatham Mills Hearty American entrees, 480 Hillsboro St. | Pittsboro, NC burgers and salads; outdoor 919.533.6303 www.oakleafnc.com dining; beer and wine only. 39 West St.; 919-542-2432; pittsbororoadhouse.com

S&T Soda Shoppe Soda fountain, American fare. 85 Hillsboro St.; 919-545-0007

MAPLE VIEW FARM COUNTRY STORE Homemade ice cream and milk. 6900 Rocky Ridge Rd.; 919-960-5535; mapleviewfarm.com

Starrlight Mead Tastings of honey wines and honey. 480 Hillsboro St.; 919-533-6314 Virlie’s Grill Soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches. 58 Hillsboro St.; 919-542-0376

Panciuto Southern Italian cuisine. 110 S. Churton St.; 919-732-6261

HILLSBOROUGH Downtown Antonia’s Italian cuisine. 101 N. Churton St.; 919-643-7722

RADIUS Wood-fired pizzas, housemade pastas, sandwiches, salads and desserts. Outdoor dining; all ABC permits. 112 N. Churton St.; 919-245-0601; radiuspizzeria.net

Bona Fide Sandwich Co. Sandwiches, salads and bowls. 104 N. Churton St.; 919-245-7869 Hillsborough BBQ Company Barbecue plates and sandwiches, sides and deserts. 236 S. Nash St.; 919-732-4647 Hot Tin Roof Games and specialty cocktails; 115 W. Margaret Ln.; 919-296-9113 Jay’s Chicken Shack Chicken, buffalo wings, breakfast biscuits. 646 N. Churton St.; 919-732-3591 LaPlace Cajun cuisine. 111 N. Churton St.; 919-245-0041

Saratoga Grill New England-style cuisine; 108 S. Churton St.; 919-732-2214 Village Diner Southern diner, buffet. 600 W. King St.; 919-732-7032 Vintage Revival Tea Room & Treasures Tea and scones. 125 E. King St.; 919-644-8000 Weaver Street Market Hot bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 228 S. Churton St.; 919-245-5050 Wooden Nickel Pub Pub fare. 105 N. Churton St.; 919-643-2223

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Everyone’s got their favorite spot in Chapel Hill for a cheap bite to eat. We’ve put together a list of our favorite go-to deals around town for you to try it all, without having to lament the expense afterward. Remember, specials are not always advertised and are subject to change, but half-price dumplings, $5 blueberry pancakes and allyou-can-eat crab are at stake. There’s no harm in asking.

Monday • Half-price flatbread at City Kitchen. • Mug Night at Sup Dogs. (Bring your own mug and fill it for a flat fee.) Tuesday • $3 tacos and $5 margaritas at Trilogy (and all movies are $8 at adjoining Silverspot Cinema). • $13.95 entrees at Acme. • All-you-can-eat crab at Hickory Tavern (seasonal). • Half-price cupcakes at Sugarland. • Kids 12 and under eat free at The Root Cellar for every dinner special/pizza you purchase between 5 and 8 p.m. Wednesday • Half-price dumplings at Jujube.

• $2 off Napoli Gourmet Pizza when you buy a pint at Steel String Brewery.

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• Half-price dinner entrees at Vespa. Thursday • $5 house cocktails at TRU Deli & Wine. Friday • $7.75 burritos at Margaret’s Cantina. Saturday • $5 pancake breakfast (blueberry, chocolate or classic with bacon, sausage or fruit) at Weathervane from 7-10 a.m. Sunday • $17.99 for a large cheese pizza and pitcher of beer at Italian Pizzeria III (also available Tuesday).

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ALSO CHECK OUT THESE DURHAM RESTAURANTS… Bar Virgile Artfully crafted beverages and small plates. 105 S. Magnum St.; 919-973-3000; barvirgile.com Basan Specialty sushi, modern Japanese cuisine and sake. 359 Blackwell St., Ste. 220; 919-797-9728; basanrestaurant.com

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Mama Dip’s Kitchen

408 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill 942-5837 mamadips.com M-Sat 8am-9:30pm • Sun 8am-9pm Breakfast served daily M-F till 11am, Sun till 1pm Sat and Sun Brunch

wood-fired pizza housemade pastas sammies • salads • desserts

Bleu Olive High-quality comfort food with a Mediterranean flair. 1821 Hillandale Rd.; 919-383-8502; bleuolivebistro.com blu seafood and bar Upscale seafood restaurant featuring innovative regional classics. 2002 Hillsborough Rd.; 919-286-9777; bluseafoodandbar.com

Counting House Upscale restaurant featuring locally sourced entrees, as well as small plates featuring oysters, shellfish and meats and cheeses. 111 N. Corcoran St.; 919-956-6760; countinghousenc. com Denny’s Diner fare. 7021 N.C. 751, Ste. 901; 919-908-1006; dennys.com

Dos Perros Sophisticated Mexican cuisine; plates include pork carnitas, shrimp a la diabla and chile relleno. Don’t skip on the

guac! 200 N. Mangum St.; 919-956-2750; dosperrosrestaurant.com Fairview Dining Room Washington Duke Inn’s AAA Four Diamond, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rated restaurant. 919-493-6699; washingtondukeinn.com

Juju Asian fusion tapas including selections like crispy Texas wild boar dumplings and chicken fried oysters. Try the crispy Brussels sprouts! 737 Ninth St.; 919-286-3555; jujudurham.com Kanki Hibachi, a sushi bar, drinks and more. Now with patio dining. 3504 Mt. Moriah Rd.; 919-401-6908; kanki.com Mad Hatter Cafe & Bakeshop Scratch-made pastries and cakes, salads, sandwiches. 1802 W. Main St.; 919-286-1987; madhatterbakeshop.com Makus Empanadas A variety of meat, veggie and cheese empanadas, with vegetarian and vegan options. 1125 W. N.C. 54, Ste. 304; 919-390-7525; makusempanadas.com

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Mez Contemporary Mexican Creative Mexican dishes with a fresh twist. 5410 Page Rd.; 919-941-1630; mezdurham.com

Porchetta Slow-roasted Italian-style pork sandwiches and sides. Southpoint; 919-607-7419; porchettardu.com

Motto New American cuisine with selections ranging from zucchini fries, ribeye and barbecue shrimp. 605 W. Main St.; 984-219-1965; mottodurham.com

Primal Food & Spirits Wood-fired local meat dishes with seasonal sides and craft cocktails. 202 W. N.C. 54; 919-248-3000; primalfoodandspirits.com

NanaSteak Offers various cuts of beef and steaks, plus other meats and pastas. 345 Blackwell St.; 919-282-1183; nanasteak.com

Saladelia Cafe Espresso and smoothie bar, pastries, gourmet sandwiches. 2424 Erwin Rd., 406 Blackwell St. & 4201 University Dr.; saladelia.com

Nana’s Restaurant Seasonal dishes influenced by Southern, French and Italian cuisine. 2514 University Dr.; 919-493-8545; nanasdurham.com

Saltbox Seafood Joint Local seafood that is delivered fresh from the Carolina coast. 608 N. Mangum St.; 919-908-8970; saltboxseafoodjoint.com

NanaTaco Inventive taqueria that features locally produced meats and veggies. 2512 University Dr.; 919-489-8226; nanataco.com

The Original Q Shack “BBQ tender as a mother’s love.” 2510 University Dr.; 919-402-4227; theqshackoriginal.com

Page Road Grill Traditional American dishes. 5416 Page Rd.; 919-908-8900; pageroadgrill.com

Treforni Wood-fired pizza and sandwiches including traditional options like Margherita, as well as more inspired options like the prosciutto arugula pizza and the rosetta sandwich. 1125 W. N.C. 54; 919-973-0922; treforni.com

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Out and About Make plans to attend these can’t-miss events FEBRUARY ClydeFEST The outdoor children’s art festival at the Bynum Ball Field encourages creativity with hands-on arts activities, old-world carnival games, live music and food trucks. chathamarts.org Carolina Jazz Festival Now in its 40th year, this event brings together students and faculty from the UNC Jazz Studies program and guest musicians for a number of performances, forums and rehearsals. music.unc.edu/jazzfest NC Comedy Arts Festival Laughs are guaranteed during this event that is one of the largest of its kind in the country and known all over the state as a cultural institution. You’ll see both recognized and up-and-coming acts perform stand-up, improv and sketch comedy at venues including Local 506 and DSI Comedy Theater. nccomedyarts.com Storybook Gala in Paris Grab your passport as the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill takes you to Paris at their Madeline-themed 5th annual Storybook

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For the 2016-2017 season, Carolina Performing Arts invites audiences to take a journey abroad, exploring Sufism and Muslim identity in a series of performances including Nani’s Topeng Losari dance performance on January 27.

Gala. Guests will enjoy a delicious menu and entertainment, all for a great cause. rmhchapelhill.org

MARCH 5K For Education Lace up your running shoes for this 5K supporting the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation, the organization that provides additional funding for innovative programs and projects in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. publicschoolfoundation.org

APRIL Fridays on the Front Porch at the Carolina Inn There’s no place like the lawn of the historic inn on a Friday to kick off your weekend. No cover charge, ticket fees or reservations required – just stop by any time after 5 p.m. on Fridays through October for live music from some of the best bands around. Drinks are available for purchase, as are eats from a range of local food trucks. carolinainnevents.com


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Community Egg Hunt The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding 25,000 eggs, so it’s up to kids ages 2 to 10 to bring a basket and find every last one. The whole family will enjoy live entertainment, games, prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself. townofchapelhill.org/egghunt Not So Normal Run Weekend Run a 1/4, half or 3/4 marathon to cap off the fourth annual celebration of community and giving. Proceeds benefit the Not So Normal Fund, which supports local nonprofit projects and initiatives. notsonormalrun.org Tar Heels for SECU Family House Golf Tournament Mingle with Tar Heel coaches, student athletes and other supporters, all while practicing your swing. secufamilyhouse.org UNC Science Expo The signature event of the annual North Carolina Science Festival, this street fair features more than 100 activities including hands-on interactive experiments, riveting demonstrations, behind-the-scenes tours, stage entertainment and more. ncsciencefestival.org Tar Heel 10 Miler & 4 Mile Run Designed to showcase downtown and its surrounding historic neighborhoods, the race begins at the Bell Tower and ends at Kenan Memorial Stadium. tarheel10miler.com Piedmont Farm Tour Load up a car with your friends and family, choose the farms you’d like to visit and get out in the countryside for another year of selfguided tours. carolinafarmstewards.org/pft Tee and Tour Home Roam The Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties invites you to tee up on Thursday for a golf tournament, followed by a tour of beautiful homes in the Croasdaile neighborhood of Durham the following Saturday. jldoc.org/home-roam Moorefields on the Lawn Built in 1785 as a summer home by Alfred Moore – a Revolutionary War military leader, U.S. Supreme Court Justice and a founder of UNC – the home and its sprawling lawn and gardens provide an elegant backdrop for yard games, house tours, live music and a buffet brunch. moorefields.org

TASTE 2017 April 20-23, 2017, tastetheevent.com  Presented by Chapel Hill Magazine and Durham Magazine, this four-day festival kicks off with the Grand Taste Experience at the Durham Armory with food and drink samples from the best restaurants and local artisans. (You’ll be “Thanksgiving-full” by the end.) In 2017 you’ll see TASTE grow a bit, with an additional Grand Taste and various other pop-up events being added to the weekend line up. A portion of the proceeds support the East Durham Children’s Initiative. Stay updated by following us on Twitter and Instagram – @tastetheevent!

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Carrboro Day Join your neighbors and friends for poetry readings, music and dancing, interactive field games, crafts, food, family activities and more on the first Sunday in May. townofcarrboro.org

Carolina Kids Classic Join Honorary Hosts Roy Williams and Larry Fedora for the 29th Annual Carolina Kids Classic supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill at UNC Finley Golf Course. rmh-chapelhill.org

Spring Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance Bring the whole family to celebrate music, dance, art and education and enjoy more than 60 performances. shakorihillsgrassroots.org The Lumina Theatre’s Outdoor Movies on the Green This theater shows films year-round, but during the warmer months, moviegoers can bring their own chairs and blankets and catch family-friendly flicks outdoors on the Village Green at Southern Village. thelumina.com Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series It might be down the road from Chapel Hill, but it’s worth the drive to Bynum to hear live folk, blues or bluegrass music on Friday nights through August. Tickets aren’t needed but a $5 to $8 donation is requested. bynumfrontporch.org

North Carolina Symphony at Southern Village Concertgoers can stake out a spot on the Village Green, bring friends and family and pack a picnic for this free(!), once-asummer performance at Southern Village. southernvillage.com

JULY 10 by 10 in the Triangle If you enjoy the theater but have a hard time making it through a three-hour show, this international festival is a perfect – and timely – alternative. In its 16th year, the event showcases 10 brand-new, 10-minute plays. artscenterlive.org July 4th Celebration and Fireworks Join thousands of Chapel Hillians in Kenan Memorial Stadium to celebrate our nation’s rich history of freedom and independence chapelhillmagazine.com

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with a dazzling fireworks display. Arrive early and enjoy live music, games, face painting and other fun family activities. townofchapelhill.org PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory The area’s best and brightest high school talent from 14 Triangle-area schools will perform a show after weeks of training, both on the stage and behind the scenes. playmakersrep.org

AUGUST Paperhand Puppet Intervention Summer Show Don’t miss this larger-than-life puppet show (that’s not just for kids) from the Saxapahawbased group at the Forest Theatre. The show premieres in August and runs weekends through Labor Day. paperhand.org Be Loud! ‘17 Jam out to bands during the fourth annual

event benefitting the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation. Proceeds will support adolescent and young adult cancer patients and their families at UNC Hospitals. beloudsophie.org

SEPTEMBER Carrboro Music Festival Take in as much music as you can at this fun festival featuring more than 150 performances on 25 different stages throughout Carrboro. carrboromusicfestival.com The Carolina Ball This classy evening at the Carolina Club raises money for families who stay at the SECU Family House during treatment at UNC Hospitals. Participate in silent and live auctions, try your hand at casino games, enjoy dinner and dance the night away. secufamilyhouse.org

OCTOBER Fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance Bring the whole family to celebrate music, dance, art and education and enjoy more than 60 performances. shakorihillsgrassroots.org Roy Williams’ Fast Break Against Cancer Join Coach Roy Williams and Tar Heel announcer Jones Angell as they tip-off the men’s basketball season at this seated breakfast and one-of-a-kind live auction event. All proceeds benefit the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s critical cancer research, prevention and treatment programs in our community. unclineberger.org Empty Bowls Grab a locally made pottery bowl, enjoy a hearty meal of soup, sandwiches and dessert and help nonprofit TABLE provide food aid to area children all while enjoying live music and a silent auction. tablenc.org Festifall Join thousands of Chapel Hillians and visitors downtown for the free annual outdoor festival. Watch performances by local bands and dance groups and peruse the market of handmade works for sale. chapelhillfestifall.com

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A Tasteful Affair Join guests from across the Triangle to enjoy delicious samples from over two dozen of the area’s finest restaurants, catering companies, beverage purveyors and food trucks. rmh-chapelhill.org

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Homegrown Halloween In an effort to keep Halloween smaller, safer and closer to its local roots, Franklin Street closes down from 9pm to midnight to make room for thousands of costumed attendees. townofchapelhill.org

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade Bundle up and claim a seat for the annual parade that starts in Chapel Hill and ends in Carrboro and features marching bands,

The Nutcracker You’ll have visions of sugarplums in your head after a performance of this classic tale. carolinaperformingarts.org

floats and of course, Santa Claus. chapelhillholidayparade.com Town Hall Tree Lighting The town of Carrboro will sparkle as the tree is lit at Town Hall with carolers and holiday cheer. townofcarrboro.org CHM

PepperFest At Briar Chapel – a neighborhood south of Chapel Hill – taste an abundance of pepperthemed dishes and drinks. Festivalgoers will also enjoy live music, DIY workshops and the crowning of the PepperFest King and Queen. pepperfestnc.org TerraVita Sustainable food and drink is the focus of this multi-day event with a classroom series, a grand tasting, and multiple dinners showcasing chefs, beverage producers and food artisans from across the Southeast. terravitaevent.com

NOVEMBER Jupiter Ball The black-tie gala benefits the Jupiter Ball Fund, a scholarship program that enables in-need students across the state to visit the Morehead Planetarium on field trips or to receive a visit from Morehead’s outreach programs. moreheadplanetarium.org Carrboro Film Festival This two-day celebration features worldclass films of every length and genre from around the region and the world, as well as parties and workshops. carrborofilmfestival.com Orange County Artists Guild Annual Open Studio Tour Meet more than 70 artists in their own studios and see their many media and styles of art from metal sculpture and woodworks to painting and ceramics. The studio tour is free and open to the public; visit the website to download a brochure and map where participants can view the artists’ work to plan their route. orangecountyartistsguild.com

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Welcome to Chapel Hill Consider this your ultimate guide to shopping local – get to know our town with products by local artists, authors and musicians and of course, a hint at what shade of blue is best.

Holly Aiken Sedan State Bag in Tar Heel Blue, $128. Cameron’s 370 E. Main St., Ste. 130, Carrboro

Chapel Hill Toffee, 2 oz. container, $2.99. Southern Season 201 S. Estes Dr.

“Big Fish” by Daniel Wallace, $14.95. Flyleaf Books 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Mandolin Orange “Blindfaller” LP, $21.99. Schoolkids Records Chapel Hill 405-C W. Franklin St.

Elaine O’Neil wall calendar, $30. SallyMack Life Furnishings 762-A Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Emily Brooks mug, $12. This & That Gift Gallery 118 E. Main St., Carrboro

Smathers & Branson UNC wallet (front and back shown), $115. SOUTH 107 Meadowmont Village Circle

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Tucker Blair needlepoint croakie, $45. SOUTH 107 Meadowmont Village Circle

“Saint Anything” by Sarah Dessen, $10.99. Flyleaf Books 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.


REAL ESTATE Skyler and Jackson Boyer play music together in the living room while mom Kimber works in the kitchen of their East Franklin Street home.

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In general, what draws people to this market and what are they looking for? Chapel Hill thrives on a strong sense of community. Newcomers experience our diversity and our inclusiveness and feel the energy and excitement of being a part of a college town. Our neighborhoods offer unique architecture, walking and biking trails. Whether you are looking for a historic home, golf course community, maintenance-free living with townhouses or condominiums or neighborhoods


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I think our market will stay strong [in 2017]. Available inventory will prove to be a challenge to both buyers and sellers.

where you can live, work and play, Chapel Hill has all that to offer. Educational opportunities abound in

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If someone is moving to this market and they know they want to buy, where do they start?

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Information is at our fingertips. Over 90 percent of buyers begin their search on the Internet. Within minutes, anyone can be touring and getting details about available housing. That is just a start. Not all websites keep accurate, current data. It is critical to involve a real estate professional early on in the process. Typically, many potential buyers know realtors in their area who can easily refer them to someone in the Chapel Hill market. If not, they can reach out to the Orange Chatham Association of Realtors. Realtors are the experts. They must be the trusted resource for their clients to allow them to make the best decisions possible. No matter how much technology has changed our industry and will continue to do so, we are in the business of helping people. Relationships


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That Feels Like Home Moving back to North Carolina after many years overseas was both exciting and daunting. Paula helped us understand the process and worked at our family’s pace when it came to viewings. She listened closely and helped us work through what was most important to us in our new home. Now we feel truly settled for perhaps the first time ever, in a house that we all love and enjoy every day.” –Tyson & Damien Hallet

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By the Numbers Source: Chapel HillCarrboro Chamber of Commerce & the Triangle MLS

Houses Sold in Orange County 1,137 in 2016 (through July) 1,649 in 2015 1,432 in 2014 Average Residential Closing Price in Orange County $341,799 in 2015 $329,927 in 2014 $327,758 in 2013

Change in Average Residential Sales Price from 2014 to 2015 +3.4% in Orange County +5.0% in Durham County +5.0% in Wake County +6.9% in Chatham County

2015 Days on Market Until Sale 47 in Wake County 50 in Durham County 72 in Orange County 94 in Chatham County

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REAL ESTATE matter. Our real estate professionals have at their disposal the best of area businesses to help and guide buyers through the process: mortgage companies, real estate attorneys, home inspectors … the list goes on and on.

How competitive is this market? How long do homes stay on the market? We are in an extremely competitive market.

Homes that are well priced and in excellent condition or in a popular location will sell quickly. Many sellers received multiple offers on their homes. According to July 2016 Multiple Listing Service statistics, homes averaged 80 days on the market. Although that is the average, we saw home selling within 24 hours of being available for sale… We also saw an 8 percent increase in sales prices over last year (2015).

What are some things about Chapel Hill/Carrboro that would make a buyer choose it over Raleigh, Cary or Durham? Chapel Hill is a village; a small town atmosphere with a cosmopolitan flair. Cultural opportunities are limitless and area restaurants offer some of the finest foods anywhere. There is a high level of education among its residents which

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REAL ESTATE fosters free and creative thinking. Voices matter and local town leadership listens to its citizens. Health care is second to none. From preventive care to critical care, leading medical professionals have chosen to call Chapel Hill home. Chapel HillCarrboro City Schools are always ranked at the top or close to the top when ranking schools in North Carolina. Academic excellence is evidenced in test scores and

graduation rates. And, should parents choose, there are highly regarded private schools.

Say someone is moving from across the country and they are totally unfamiliar with the area – what are the biggest surprises? Residents are not all from the South; we are a global community. If you are not

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a college sports fan, you will quickly become one – you have to pick a team. You may find yourself wearing Carolina blue, Duke blue or NC State red. Outside of California and the Northeast, many find our housing expensive. The average price of a home is a little over $377,000 (MLS July 2016 data). Newcomers are surprised how easily accessible the mountains and beach are for those important getaways or how many choices there are for fun day trips.

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Less is more; square footage is not as important as the amenities a home provides like quality features in kitchens and baths. Buyers are looking for open spaces to live in and entertain. Our amazing weather has homeowners focusing on outdoor living: larger decks, screened porches and outdoor kitchens. First-floor bedrooms (whether the master or guest) are in great demand. Buyers are also looking at neighborhoods’ amenities and those close by that provide activities such as swimming, biking and walking trails or area sports fields.

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I think our market will stay strong. Available inventory will prove to be a challenge to both buyers and sellers. (Sellers may be hesitant to sell because they are not certain what their choices will be as buyers.) New construction is limited and at a higher price point. Buyers and sellers must be prepared; sellers to present their homes as best they can and buyers ready to write an offer with supporting documentation as quickly as possible. CHM


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“The hidden door and bookcase were an afterthought,” says Ann Aylward of her closet. “It was supposed to be storage, but when joking with the cabinet company, we talked about childhood memories of things we liked and saw. I always wanted a hidden door, and the cabinet guy said, ‘I could do that easily!’ And we let him do the design completely.”

About Sandra Sandra Paul is a North Carolina native and a graduate of Meredith College. For over 30 years, she has spent her real estate career coaching and mentoring sales people, both general brokerage and new homes. Sandra is the 2016 President of the Orange Chatham Association of Realtors and Broker in Charge at Allen Tate Realtors.

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Located on the edge of UNC’s campus – and minutes away from Franklin Street – The Carolina Inn is a Chapel Hill icon.

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HETHER IT’S A SPORTING EVENT, A CAMPUS VISIT, A CONFERENCE or a visit with family and friends that brings you to town, our local lodging options have you covered. You’ll find a range of options from walkable luxury to convenient, right-offthe-highway stops to off-the-beaten-path southern bed-and-

breakfasts. Take note, however: rates are subject to change due to happenings such as graduation and athletic events.

Gym Yes

Restaurant Yes

Rates $154-$209

Gym Yes Rates $120-$400 (excludes certain days e.g.

Aloft Chapel Hill 1001 S. Hamilton Rd. (off N.C. 54)

The Carolina Inn

919-932-7772; 877-462-5638

211 Pittsboro St. (downtown)

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800-962-8519

Chapel Hill University Inn

Wi-Fi Free

carolinainn.com

1301 N. Fordham Blvd. (U.S. 15-501)

Restaurant Yes (breakfast only), grab and go

Wi-Fi Free

919-929-2171

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LODGING GUIDE

Wi-Fi Free

Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill/Carrboro

Wi-Fi Free

Restaurant Yes

370 E. Main St., Unit 100, Carrboro

Restaurant Café & Starbucks

Gym Yes

919-969-6988

Gym Yes

Rates $79-$139

chapelhillcarrborosuites.hamptoninn.com

Rates $139-$189

Wi-Fi Free Courtyard by Marriott

Restaurant Free hot continental breakfast

Microtel Inn & Suites

100 Marriott Way (off N.C. 54 E.)

Gym Yes

120 Old Dogwood St. (off S. Churton St.),

919-883-0700

Rates $139-$300

Hillsborough

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919-245-3102

Wi-Fi Free

Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill/Durham

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Restaurant Yes (breakfast and dinner only,

6121 Farrington Rd. (off N.C. 54)

Wi-Fi Free

plus a bar)

919-403-8700

Restaurant Free continental breakfast

Gym Yes

chapelhillsuites.hamptoninn.com

Gym No

Rates $129-$189

Wi-Fi Free

Rates $55-$70

Restaurant Free hot continental breakfast Days Inn

Gym Yes

Quality Inn

1312 N. Fordham Blvd. (U.S. 15-501)

Rates $129 on average

1740 N. Fordham Blvd. (U.S. 15-501)

919-929-3090

919-968-3000

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Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill

qualityinn.com

Wi-Fi Free

6119 Farrington Rd. (off N.C. 54)

Wi-Fi Free

Restaurant Free continental breakfast

919-489-7555

Restaurant Free continental breakfast

Gym No

hiexpress.com/chapelhillnc

Gym Yes

Rates $69-$139

Wi-Fi Free

Rates $72-$105

Restaurant Yes (breakfast only) The Fearrington House Inn

Gym Yes

Residence Inn by Marriott Chapel Hill

2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro

Rates $99-$139

101 Erwin Rd. (at U.S. 15-501)

919-542-2121

919-933-4848

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Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough

marriott.com/RDUHL

Wi-Fi Free

202 Cardinal Dr. (off S. Churton Street),

Wi-Fi Free

Restaurant Yes, three

Hillsborough

Restaurant Yes (breakfast Mon.-Sun.;

Gym Yes

919-644-7997

dinner Mon.-Fri.)

Rates $350-$725

hiexpress.com/Hillsborough

Gym Yes

Wi-Fi Free

Rates $149-$259

The Franklin Hotel

Restaurant Free hot continental breakfast

311 W. Franklin St. (downtown)

Gym Yes

Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel

919-442-9000

Rates $109-$189

1 Europa Dr. (at U.S. 15-501)

franklinhotelnc.com

919-968-4900

Wi-Fi Free

Hyatt Place Chapel Hill – Projected to open

sheratonchapelhill.com

Restaurant Yes (breakfast and dinner only)

January 2017

Wi-Fi Free

Gym Yes

1090 U.S. Hwy. 15-501

Restaurant Yes

Rates $189-$499; Parking is free

919-929-9511

Gym Yes

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LODGING GUIDE The Siena Hotel 1505 E. Franklin St. 919-929-4000 marriott.com/RDUAK Wi-Fi Free Restaurant Yes Gym Yes Rates $149-$259

BED-AND-BREAKFASTS 458 West B&B 458 West St., Pittsboro 919-491-4229 458west.com Wi-Fi Free Dining Full breakfast Rates $110-$150 Additional information LCD TVs with DVD players; handicap-accessible first floor room available. How Suite It Is 1 Winter Dr. 919-923-6787

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Wi-Fi Free Dining Breakfast included Rates $150-$195 Additional information Complimentary wine served in the evening; no pets allowed.

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LODGING GUIDE The Inn at Teardrops 175 W. King St., Hillsborough 919-732-1120 innatteardrops.com; innatteardrops@gmail. com Wi-Fi Free Dining Breakfast included Rates $165-$195 Additional information Built in 1768, the inn is in the heart of Hillsborough’s historic district

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and within walking distance to restaurants and downtown attractions; hosts events, small weddings and parties. Rosemary House Bed & Breakfast 76 West St., Pittsboro 919-542-5515 rosemary-bb.com Wi-Fi Free

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Dining Vegetarian breakfast included Rates $119-$159 Additional information No pets allowed; non-smoking. Ruby’s Place 9116 Orange Grove Rd. 919-969-7866 rubys-place.com Wi-Fi Free Restaurant No Gym No

Visit our website to see parade information and view photos of our 2016 Parade of Homes entries.

Rates $109-$179 Small B&B and Cafe 219 East St., Pittsboro 919-537-1909 smallbandbcafe.com Wi-Fi Free

Two Gold Winners in the 2015 Parade of Homes. See photos online!

Dining Restaurant open 5 days a week; breakfast served daily in dining room. Rates $80-$160 Additional information Child-and pet-friendly. CHM

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SAVE THE DATE

PHOTO BY REBECCA AMES

To help you plan your perfect Chapel Hill wedding, don’t miss the Carolina Inn Bridal Show on Jan. 29, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. For more information about the elegant and informational afternoon, go to carolinainnbridalshowcase.com.

Michael and Amy took photos around town including in front of the “Parade of Humanity” mural on Franklin Street.

Wedding Bells

Three couples spill on why they chose to tie the knot in town

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y husband and I went to UNC School of Medicine (he also went to UNC for undergrad). We chose Top of the Hill because we loved the location right on campus and we actually had our first drink together at Back Bar with friends. When we visited The Great Room, we loved the space and light, the staff was great and the menu options and drink selections were our style and within budget. It was an easy choice! As part of our rental package we were able to use Back Bar for cocktail hour which had pool and foosball tables and created a fun, intimate atmosphere while the space was being turned over for our receptions. For menu planning, we loved that Top of the Hill brews their own beer and they even agreed to tap a keg of their blueberry beer a week early for our wedding. After our wedding, we went out to some of the local bars on Franklin Street which was really fun. That’s the great thing about TOPO – it is on Franklin Street!” –Dr. Michael Bond and Dr. Amy Alexander

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hapel Hill has always held a special place in my heart. I was born and raised there and spent much of my childhood wearing Carolina blue and attending football and basketball games. It became even more special to me after we met at Carolina our junior year. We both attended University Presbyterian Church during our time at Carolina and in the three years after [graduation]. We knew that our ceremony would be held there and officiated by Rev. Robert E. Dunham. I always dreamed of having [the reception] at The Carolina Inn as I loved its elegance and beauty – having the reception in The Old

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Well Room was the perfect way to showcase that classic look to our guests. We had Carolina blue everywhere in our wedding, including a fun Carolina groom’s cake complete with argyle and a UNC hat on top. Even though we have moved to Charlotte to begin our lives together, we could not have been happier with our Chapel Hill wedding!” –Morgan Smith Stapp and Henry Stapp

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y husband and I ... wanted a place with abundant natural beauty that fit our laid-back personalities and was easy to access for guests coming from both eastern and western North Carolina as well as out of state. The North Carolina Botanical Garden fit the bill with everything we needed in one serene, convenient location – a lovely lawn amidst the gardens for our wedding ceremony, unique settings for our photographs and a facility for our reception. Chapel Hill also boasted a variety of activities and lodging options for out-of-town guests. We held our rehearsal dinner at 411 West on Franklin Street and a casual reception for friends at Top of the Hill to kick off the weekend. Many of our guests chose to stay at the Aloft Chapel Hill less than a mile from the NCBG and had tea at The Carolina Inn before our ceremony on Saturday. Whole Foods Chapel Hill provided all of our floral centerpieces, bouquets and boutonnieres. Chapel Hill was the ideal location for our wedding weekend, and living close by, we look forward to returning to the NCBG to reminisce about our wedding day for years to come.” –Lindsey Surratt and Christopher Sommers CHM


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Mina’s Studio offers a variety of treatments from makeup and nails to hair. Louise Lingat gets her hair styled by Gabriela Bozymski who has been at the salon since 2004.

Put Together and Polished Aveda Institute Chapel Hill 201 S. Estes Dr., Suite 200-B avedainstitutechapelhill.com; 919-960-4769 Prices Hair services start at $19 and color services start at $30. $10+ for waxing and $15+ for nails. Receive a pure focus facial for $40.

Caju Salon 703 Meadowmont Village Circle cajusalon.com; 919-942-9000 Prices $40-$60 for women’s haircuts, $29-$45 for men’s haircuts, $73-$87 for partial highlights, $93-$107 for full highlights.

The Beehive Salon 102 E. Weaver St. thebeehive-salon.com; 919-932-4483 Prices $43 and up for a haircut (includes styling), accent highlights start at $60, partial highlights start at $90, updos for special occasions start at $60.

Ceremony Salon 370 East Main Street, Ste. 170 ceremonysalon.com; 919-903-9368 Prices Haircuts are $45-65. Single process color is $80+. Foil highlights are $90-$120+. Blowouts are $35+.

Blu Icon Salon & Color Group 209 Lloyd St., Ste. 220 bluiconsalonandcolorgroup.com; 919-928-9001 Prices $75-$100 for color to $100-$150 for highlights.

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Citrine Salon 3110 Environ Way (East 54) citrinesalonnc.com; 919-929-2209 Prices $65 for women’s haircut/style, $125 and up for highlights and $16-$88 for waxing. DB Sutton & Co. 406 W. Franklin St. dbsutton.com; 919-968-4247

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Prices $45 and up for a shampoo and blow dry, $65 and up for a haircut and style, $80 and up for highlights. Destenee Hair Salon and Day Spa 1728 Fordham Blvd., Ste. 101 desteneesalonandspa.com; 919-493-5000 Prices $23 for a manicure, $40 and up for women’s haircut and $25 and up for men’s haircut. Edge Aveda Men 58 Chapelton Ct., Ste. 130 edgeavedamen.com; 919-588-3343 Prices Men’s grooming cut $30 and up with a variety of additional services including beard detail, waxing, coloring and skincare treatment. Kids cuts (12 and under) $20. Flawless Day Spa 901 Willow Dr., Ste. 1 flawlessdayspa.com; 919-213-1772 Prices $80-$110 for a therapeutic deep tissue massage, $85 for a custom organic facial, $135


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SPAS AND SALONS

for a yam and pumpkin enzyme peel, $20-$40 for the infrared sauna.

Prices $25 and up for women’s haircut, $18 and up for men’s haircut, $38 and up for hair color.

Hairspraye Salon 1708-B E. Franklin St. hairspraye-salon.com; 919-967-6565 Prices $95 and up for a full foil. Haircuts start at $30 for men and $50 for women.

Hillsborough Spa & Day Retreat 1814 Beckett’s Ridge Dr., Hillsborough hillsboroughspa.com; 919-617-1814 Prices Day retreats from $55; massages and facials from $100

Haven Salon 121 N. Churton St., Hillsborough hillsboroughhaven.com; 919-644-2836

Massage Envy Chapel Hill Eastgate Crossing across from Trader Joe’s massageenvyrdu.com; 919-442-0500 Prices Call to inquire or visit website  

Medical Day Spa of Chapel Hill 101 Conner Dr., Ste. 402 chapelhilldayspa.com; 919-904-7111 Prices Call to inquire. Menscutz 233 S. Elliott Rd. menscutz.com; 919-903-9564 Prices Haircuts start at $15.50 for men and $18.50 for women. $7.50 for beard trims. Men’s hair color starts at $30 and women’s hair color starts at $55. Mina’s Studio Galleria Shopping Center, 400 S. Elliott Rd., Ste. K minasstudio.com; 919-968-8548 Prices $29 and up for Mina’s Manicure, $41 and up for a shampoo, haircut and style, and $78 and up for highlights. Moshi Moshi 416 W. Franklin St. moshimoshimeanshello.com; 919-933-1272 Prices $49 for haircuts (half-price with apprentices), $70 Moshi Method curly cuts, $28+ for color, $85+ for partial highlights, $115+ for highlights, $12+ for waxing, $40+ for hair health treatments and $45+ for makeup. N.C. Nails 505 Meadowmont Village Circle 919-942-1955 Prices $44 for manicures/pedicures and $10 and up for waxing.

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Rishi Salon & Spa 400 Market St., Ste. 100 rishisalonandspa.com; 919-928-0028 Prices $45 for express facial to $289 for the Full DaySpa Escape package, which includes full facial, full body massage, shampoo blowout, spa pedicure and manicure, makeup application and light lunch. $40+ for a women’s cut, $25+ for a men’s haircut, $60+ for hair color and $85+ for a full highlight. Salon 135 128 E. Franklin St., Ste. 110 salon135.com; 919-929-4119 Prices $38 for haircut and style to $130 and up for full highlights. The Skin Care and Laser Center of Central Dermatology in Chapel Hill 2238 Nelson Hwy., Ste. 300 centraldermskinandlaser.com; 919-493-3194 Prices $85-$1,500 for a range of services. Spa at Bell House 74 E. Salisbury St., Pittsboro spaatbellhouse.com; 919-542-3000 Prices $35 for spa manicure with hand massage to $320 for signature package, which

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includes facial, manicure, pedicure, massage and lunch. Spa at Fearrington Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro fearrington.com/spa; 919-545-5723 Prices Services range from $15 for hand paraffin to $180 for aroma wraps. Syd’s Hair Shop 106-B N. Graham St. sydshairshop.com; 919-942-7616 Prices $38 and up for haircuts and $65 and up for coloring services. To The Woods 601 W. Rosemary St., Suite 103 (Greenbridge) tothewoodssalon.com; 919-903-8593 Prices $35-$45 for haircuts. Balayage, highlights, single process color, protein and moisture treatments, Japanese reconditioning, bridal and styling services all available Urban Fringe 1821 N. Fordham Blvd. urbanfringesalon.com; 919-932-4285 Prices Haircuts are $36 and up for women, and $25 and up for men. Other extensions include hair extensions, hair color and correction color, Balayage and keratin treatments.

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Wax Poetic 118 E. Main Street, Unit A, Carrboro waxpoeticnc.com; 919-923-6556 Prices $7 and up for waxing, $32 and up for facial, $15 for brow tint, $36 for makeup lesson, $28 and up for manicures and pedicures. Makeup services, lash extensions and a sauna also available. Westown Salon 401 W. Weaver St., Carrboro westownsalon.com; 919-960-6970 Prices $35 and up for women’s haircut, $25 and up for men’s haircut, $100 and up for highlights. Winmore Salon 230 E. Winmore Ave. winmoresalon.com; 919-929-9200 Prices Eyebrow, $18, and lip waxing, $13. Haircuts are $57-$65. Highlights/lowlights are $60-$120.

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Breaking a Sweat Balanced Movement Studio 304 W. Weaver St., Ste. 202, Carrboro 919-798-0555 balanced-movement.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee None/None. Personal training from $40 for a half-hour or $65 for an hour. Physical therapy $90/hour. See website for class prices. Carolina Core Pilates 200 N. Greensboro St., Ste. D1, Carrboro 919-942-1414 carolinacorepilates.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee None/See website for session prices. Carrboro Yoga Company 200 N. Greensboro St., Ste. C1, Carrboro 919-933-2921 carrboroyoga.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee None/See website for prices. $12-$15 for drop-in class.

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ANT TO GET MOVING? OUR ACTIVE COMMUNITY is bolstered by a wide variety of gyms and fitness boutiques, offering everything from personal training to yoga and spin classes to Tae Kwon Do. Be sure to check out both Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s Parks and Recreation departments (chapelhillparks.org and carrbororec.org), both excellent resources for discovering local greenways, public pools and athletic facilities, and upcoming recreational events.

Robin and Randy Mullis have rarely missed a workout in 33 years of marriage. The Carrboro residents – seen here running through Coker Arboretum – enjoy time with their Fleet Feet and O2 Fitness families.

Chapel Hill Gymnastics 7405 Rex Rd., Suite 207, Chapel Hill 919-942-3655 chapelhillgymnastics.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee None/See website for training program prices. Chapel Hill Pilates 103 Lloyd St., Carrboro 984-234-3195 chapelhillpilates.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee No enrollment fee. Check website for pricing and packages. Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts Center 6118 Farrington Rd., Ste. J, Chapel Hill 919-489-8893 chquestcenter.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee $65 per month, per class available / Cardio Kickboxing and fitness program; separate martial arts school programs available.

Chapel Hill Tennis Club 403 Westbrook Dr., Carrboro 919-929-5248 chapelhilltennisclub.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee Call or email club manager Alan Rader (arader-chtc@nc.rr.com) to inquire. Chapel Hill Training 400 W. Rosemary St., Ste. 1003, Chapel Hill 919-636-4556 chapelhilltraining.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee None/Pay per session. Personal trainers start at $38 for half hour, $55 for 45 minutes and $68 for an hour. Small group personal training sessions start at $17 each. Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA 980 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill 919-442-9622 chcymca.org Enrollment/Monthly Fee $100-$250/ $38.50-$79.93. „ chapelhillmagazine.com

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Enrollment/Monthly Fee None/See website for training program prices. Franklin Street Yoga Center 431 W. Franklin St., Ste 410, Chapel Hill 919-929-0414 franklinstyoga.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee None/$15 for single class, $125 for a month of unlimited yoga; see website for more prices. Hillsborough Yoga Company 1812 Beckett’s Ridge Dr., Hillsborough 919-766-2108 hillsboroughyoga.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee None/See website for prices. $12-$15 for drop-in class. Jazzercise of Chapel Hill 630 Weaver Dairy Rd., Ste. 103, Chapel Hill 919-452-1049 tonjoncraig@yahoo.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee $55-$65 per month memberships of unlimited class pass (offering 30 classes 7 days a week). $15 walk-in fee.

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Planet Fitness 201 S. Estes Dr., Ste. 200A, Chapel Hill 919-240-7118 planetfitness.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee See website for membership prices.

When Nancee Merritt’s then 9-year-old daughter wanted to learn tennis, she said, “Well, I can do that. I can teach you.” She got on the court and hasn’t gotten off since. Now Nancee regularly organizes 35 people for weekly informal matches at the UNC rec tennis center.

CrossFit Local 7401 Rex Rd., Unit 106, Chapel Hill 919-912-9348 crossfitlocal.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee Call to inquire. Duke Center for Living at Fearrington 100 Clynelish Close, Pittsboro 919-545-2133 dukefitnessfearrington.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee $150-$300/$62-$121. 138

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Fitness Together Personal Training 605 Meadowmont Village Circle, Chapel Hill 919-932-7303 fitnesstogether.com/chapelhill Enrollment/Monthly Fee None/None. Call to inquire about personal training packages. Fleet Feet Sports 310 E. Main St., Suite 120, Carrboro 919-968-3338 fleetfeetcarrboro.com

Progression Climbing 1713 Legion Rd., Chapel Hill 919-904-7217 climbprogression.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee $39-$49 per month memberships. $10 student/youth day pass and $13 adult day pass. Pure Barre 608 Meadowmont Village Circle, Chapel Hill 919-537-8305 purebarre.com/nc-chapelhill or email chapelhill@purebarre.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee None/See website for prices. New client special is $100 for four week of classes. O2 Fitness 257 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill; 919-932-7115 11 Cole Place, Chapel Hill; 919-942-6002 6118-F Farrington Rd., Chapel Hill; 919-354-3402 503-C W. Main St., Carrboro; 919-960-9910 o2fitnessclubs.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee $1-$149/$39-$54.


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Orange County Sportsplex 101 Meadowlands Dr., Hillsborough 919-644-0339 oc-sportsplex.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee $50/$29.99-$94.99. Orangetheory Fitness Chapel Hill 104 Meadowmont Village Circle, Chapel Hill 919-883-9424 orangetheoryfitness.com/chapel-hill Enrollment/Monthly Fee First class is free. Call to inquire about pricing. Snap Fitness Chapel Hill & Pittsboro 1848 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill; 919-960-6688; snapfitness.com/chapelhillnc 300 Market St., Ste. 110 (Southern Village); 919-942-7700; snapfitness.com/southernvillage 120 Lowes Dr., Pittsboro; 919-545-0095; snapfitness.com/pittsboronc Enrollment/Monthly Fee MLK location, $39.95; Southern Village location, $49/$39.95; Pittsboro location, $25/Inquire at the gym. Studio East 54 Pilates and Fitness 2140 Environ Way (East 54), Chapel Hill 919-240-7970 studioeast54.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee None/ Priced per class online. Triangle Yoga 930 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill 919-933-9642 triangleyoga.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee No enrollment fee. Check website for classes and prices. UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont 100 Sprunt St., Chapel Hill 919-966-5500 uncwellness.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee $0-$150 (special $56 for any UNC employee). United Tae Kwon Do Academy 102 Brewer Ln., Carrboro 919-933-7778 unitedtkd.com Enrollment/Monthly Fee Call to inquire. CHM

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North Carolina Memorial Hospital, a part of the larger UNC Medical Center on Manning Drive, at twilight.

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OT ONLY DOES CHAPEL HILL BOAST A RENOWNED university, a thriving downtown and plenty of parks and green spaces, but it is also home to some of the best doctors and health professionals in the country. UNC Hospitals, which comprises the North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital, North Carolina

Children’s Hospital, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, North Carolina Women’s Hospital and the North Carolina Cancer Hospital, is a public medical center that cares for residents from

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• Named as one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” for the ninth year in a row. • Recognized as one of “100 Great Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review again this year. • Boasts 386 physicians affiliated with UNC Health Care included in The Best Doctors in America 2015-2016. One of the reasons for UNC Hospitals’ success is its association with the UNC School of Medicine, which ranked No. 2 in primary care by U.S. News & World Report in the magazine’s 2016 “Best nd Grad Schools” issue. Once again the school placed 22 in research overall, and family medicine, rural medicine and AIDS were also listed as top 10 specialties. The breadth of clinical centers,


Carrboro Family & General Dentistry

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y staff and I are humbled to receive this recognition. I am pleased to have served the community for more than 25 years as a general dentist. Our success is due to the efforts of individuals who have worked in my office over the years, to the excellent specialists who have participated in and elevated the quality of care we provide our patients, to the excellent education I received at the UNC School of Dentistry, and to those dentists who have inspired me to practice every day as if it was my first day out of school. Thank you. We are grateful to live in a community with so many excellent and caring practitioners.

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programs and resources in close proximity to UNC Hospitals affords the school the chance to be at the forefront of innovative and world-class research and its translation to patient care. North Carolina Memorial Hospital UNC Hospitals opened in September 1952 under the name N.C. Memorial Hospital

and in 1989, the General Assembly created UNC Hospitals as a unifying organization. North Carolina Children’s Hospital After five years of construction, the new freestanding women’s and children’s hospitals were dedicated on September 8, 2001. Working in a major referral center for children with complex conditions, the

Our Guests Feel at Home SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals is a safe, nurturing, affordable home for families who must travel to Chapel Hill for medical care.

Come volunteer with us!

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physicians provide specialty care to more than 70,000 kids from all 100 counties annually, collaborating with community hospitals and pediatricians all across the state. North Carolina Women’s Hospital This hospital offers a full range of health care services designed to meet women’s needs throughout their life spans from general obstetrics to the most advanced specialty care. North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital The $43-million facility opened in 1995 and houses psychiatry services, research laboratories and expanded inpatient and outpatient clinics for neurology, neurosurgery and otolaryngology.   North Carolina Cancer Hospital Opened in 2009, the hospital is the clinical home to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Physicians treat all types of cancer, providing multidisciplinary programs for most, giving patients the benefit of medical specialists in one place, often in one visit. UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus An extension of the UNC Medical Center, the newest addition to UNC Hospitals is located in nearby Hillsborough and focuses on many elective surgical programs such as joint replacement, spine, ophthalmology, urology and benign gynecology, as well as general surgery. CHM UNC Hospitals is located at 101 Manning Drive. You can reach the hospital by calling 984-974-1000. To learn more, visit unchealthcare.org.


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PLEASE SIGN IN THREE LOCAL PHYSICIANS SHARE ADVICE FOR NEW-TO-THE-AREA PATIENTS “[For those new to the area,] I recommend first contacting their insurance provider to see which doctor or therapist is in their network. In-network providers are covered by their insurance company and there will be less outof-pocket costs. Once a person has the list of innetwork providers, check to see if [the physicians] have a website to learn more about them, and then finally check out the health grades given to that individual [practice] from the various website reviewers. I find that the better providers consistently have good reviews on the different websites.” - James A. Smith, Carolina Partners in Mental Health Care, PLLC “Ask around for recommendations for health care providers. Practices that have been around for a while are often a good bet: they have done something right. [Before a first appointment,] think about the questions you have for your doctor and write them down. Don’t be shy about asking [questions]. If there is something on your mind, ask about it. You have to be comfortable talking with the doctor about your health.” - Gregory F. Hulka, North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat

“[Our specialty,] orthopaedics, is the area of medicine dealing with bones and the musculoskeletal system. If a patient has been to the ER or an outside Urgent Care, it’s helpful that they bring any x-ray films and medical notes to their appointment. If their

insurance requires a referral they will need to call or see their primary care physician before they are able to be scheduled. Signing up for [a] patient portal when they schedule their first appointment is also beneficial.” - David Dellaero, EmergeOrtho

DERMATOLOGY & LASER CENTER OF CHAPEL HILL

Dr. Chris G. Adigun and her team offer a comprehensive dermatology practice that delivers the highest quality care through careful patient evaluation and personalized treatment. 58 Chapelton Court, Suite 120, Chapel Hill Located in the Veranda at Briar Chapel 919.942.2922 contact@dlcofchapelhill.com dermatologyandlasercenterofchapelhill.com

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UNC HOSPITALS: BY THE NUMBERS 2015-2016

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physicians   volunteers     total staff members 

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emergency department visits   surgical cases 

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UNC Health Care cut the ribbon at a new hospice facility in Chatham County in September 2016. The SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of UNC Health Care is the first of its kind in Pittsboro, stretching 11,000 square feet and including a meditation space and 10 private rooms each with an individual outdoor patio, among other amenities. The team at the home will include nurses, social workers, pastoral and grief counselors and trained volunteers to serve patients and families. Funded in part by State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation and named after retired UNC School of Medicine faculty member Dr. Jim Brian and his wife Betsy, the home located on Roundtree Way is scheduled to open by the end of fall 2016.


Our Top Dentists For the seventh straight year, Chapel Hill Magazine commissioned a peer-to-peer survey of the local dental community – from endodontists to prosthodontists. The following rankings are the result. Dentists were asked the telling question: “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to, other than yourself?” The Chapel Hill area is well-served by the dental community: Hundreds of dentists, specialists and support professionals have made this area home, and the overall quality of dental care in our communities is second to none. What good dentist wouldn’t want to practice here?

A LITTLE BACKGROUND The Top Dentists list for Chapel Hill is the result of a rigorous evaluation process consisting of peer-to-peer surveys of area dentists and professionals. This survey was conducted and managed by the nationally recognized third-party firm topDentists LLC of Atlanta, Ga. The list is excerpted from the 2016 topDentistsTM list, a database that includes listings for dentists and specialists in the Chapel Hill area. The Chapel Hill list is based on detailed evaluations of dentists and professionals by their peers. The complete database is available at usatopdentists.com. topDentists management has more than 40 years experience compiling peer-review referral guides in the dental, medical and legal fields. Working from this experience, along with the input of several prominent dentists from throughout the United States, topDentists created a selection process that has earned the respect of the country’s leading dental professionals. For more information call 706-364-0853; write P.O. Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903; email info@usatopdentists.com or visit usatopdentists.com. The purchase of advertising has no impact on who is included in the Top Dentists list.„

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ENDODONTICS Nona I. Breeland 1506 E. Franklin St., Ste. 204 919-967-1776 breelandendodontics.com Alessandra L. Ritter 501 Eastowne Dr., Ste. 155 919-403-5000 ritterendo.com Eric M. Rivera 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com Andrew L. Rudd 891 Willow Dr., Ste. 4 919-932-1616 chapelhillendo.com GENERAL DENTISTRY Kenneth M. Black 400 Meadowmont Village Circle, Ste. 427 919-969-9330 meadowmontdentistry.com

Lee W. Boushell 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com

Glenn Garland 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com

Richard Scott Eidson 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com

Mandy Ghaffarpour 104 N. Elliott Rd., Ste. C 919-942-7163 studiogdentist.com

Angela G. Ellis 120 Conner Dr., Ste. 201 919-960-0155 ellisdentistry.com Dennis W. Ellis 88 Vilcom Center, Ste. 190 919-968-9806 dennisellisdds.com

Harald O. Heymann 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com

James P. Furgurson 501 Eastowne Dr., Ste. 150 919-251-9313 chapelhilldds.com

Mary Bennett Houston 1201 Raleigh Rd., Ste. 200 919-942-3859 stevehartdmd.com Susanne P. Jackson 77 Vilcom Center Dr., Ste. 180 919-968-9874 susannejacksondds.com

Dr. Frederick G. Lehmann, DDS, PA 100 Europa Dr, Suite 310, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 919-967-9999 | www.chapelhillncdentistry.com he dental practice of Dr. Frederick G. Lehmann is conveniently located in the Europa Center offices, across from the Sheraton Hotel, at 100 Europa Drive in Chapel Hill. Dr. Lehmann has proudly served the community for 20 years in this location. Dr. Lehmann and his experienced staff provide a wide array of restorative, cosmetic and family dental services. The quality of care is personal in a relaxed atmosphere, with the comfort of the patient as a priority. The office is currently specializing in the latest CADCAM based Cerec Technology, allowing many dental restorations and individual crowns to be generated in a single visit. Dr. Lehmann fosters a collaborative relationship with many of the area dental specialists to further facilitate all of your dental needs. New patients are always welcome.

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Steven M. Hart 1201 Raleigh Rd., Ste. 200 919-942-3859 stevehartdmd.com

Jeffrey R. Kennedy 1721 E. Franklin St. 919-967-9291 kennedydentalgroup.com Jerre L. Kennedy 50130 Governors Dr. 919-537-8337 1dentist-chapel-hill.com Frederick Lehmann 100 Europa Dr., Ste. 310 919-967-9999 chapelhillncdentistry.com Ralph Leonard 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com

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Meet our Surgeons DaviD E. Frost, DDs, Ms Dr. Frost is a Distinguished Military Graduate from Texas A&M University and dental graduate from Baylor College of Dentistry. He completed Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at UNC Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Fellow. Dr. Frost is board certified and has served as President of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Southeastern Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation and of the Board of Directors of Health Volunteers Overseas. He has volunteered and led surgical groups in Nepal, India, Chile, Peru, Cuba and Vietnam. Dr. Frost served as National Civilian Consultant to the Surgeon General for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for the US Air Force. He has published over sixty scientific articles and books and is on the editorial board of two major journals.

DEbra M. sacco, DMD, MD Dr. Sacco is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a one year internship in general surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her clinical interests encompass orthognathic surgery, dental implants, bone graft reconstruction and distraction osteogenesis for implant therapy. Dr. Sacco is board certified and has been an examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She lectures at the UNC School of Denistry in their physical diagnosis course.

brian vanDErsEa, DDs Dr. Vandersea earned his undergraduate degree from Davidson College and his dental degree from the UNC School of Dentistry. Following an internship at John Peter Smith Hospital, Dr. Vandersea completed his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UNC Chapel Hill. Currently he serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UNC, and is a consultant oral surgeon for the Duke University athletic department. Dr. Vandersea’s clinical interests include orthognathic surgery, dental implants, and facial trauma. He has collaborated with several of his OMSA colleagues to publish chapters in multiple oral and maxillofacial surgery textbooks. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

anDrEw t. ruvo, DMD, MD Dr. Ruvo received his undergraduate degree from Penn State, his dental degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, and his medical degree from the UNC School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UNC and from that experience developed a wide range of clinical interests including orthognathic surgery, facial trauma, and oral rehabilitation through dental implants. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Ruvo has authored and co-authored several book chapters and journal articles with some of his OMSA colleagues and contributes to the education of future dentists through lectures at the UNC School of Dentistry. Dr. Ruvo is married to his college sweetheart, who has supported him throughout his academic and professional journey, and together they enjoy raising their four beautiful daughters.

aDaM D. sErlo, DMD, MD Dr. Serlo earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and obtained his dental degree from the University of Florida. Dr. Serlo then completed his resident training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UNC Chapel Hill. During his training he received his medical degree from the UNC School of Medicine and completed a General Surgery internship. Dr. Serlo’s interests include orthognathic surgery, pathology, bone grafting, dental implants and facial trauma. Dr. Serlo serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UNC Chapel Hill. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.


For more than 50 years,

the practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates has been trusted to provide specialized care in the Chapel Hill, Durham, and Sanford communities. Our five board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons provide the highest quality of patient care with the latest diagnostic and treatment tools available to assure patient safety and comfort. Drs. Frost, Sacco, Vandersea, Ruvo and Serlo practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. Our practice also specializes in: dental implants, bone grafting, facial trauma, and oral pathology.

PROCEDURES DEntal iMplants • bonE GraFtinG • wisDoM tEEth Facial trauMa • corrEctivE Jaw surGEry • prE-prosthEtic surGEry oral patholoGy • slEEp apnEa

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TOP DENTISTS

Stephen M. Pieroni 1525 E. Franklin St., Ste. 2 919-968-6211 pieronifamilydentistry.com Stephen M. Randall 610 Jones Ferry Rd., Ste. 206 919-929-5160 dentistcarrboro.com

André V. Ritter 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com

John Sturdevant 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com

Bilal Saib 400 Market St., Ste. 220 919-933-3388 chapelhilladvanceddentistry.com

Laura D. Tawil 120 Conner Dr., Ste. 201 919-960-0155 ellisdentistry.com

Allen D. Samuelson 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com

Keith A. Taylor 110 Banks Dr. 919-942-5652 keithtaylordds.com Andrew J. Wagoner 77 Vilcom Center Dr., Ste. 110 919-968-9697 wagonerdds.com

James P. Furgurson, DDS, FAGD D E N TA L E X C E L L E N C E • C O M PA S S I O N AT E C A R E W E H AV E M E R G E D P R A C T I C E S W I T H D R . D AV I D H O Y L E . HE AND HIS STAFF ARE NOW SEEING PATIENTS AT OUR EASTOWNE OFFICE.

Joel M. Wagoner 77 Vilcom Center Dr., Ste. 110 919-968-9697 wagonerdds.com Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com Stewart Wignall 1502 E. Franklin St. 919-942-8880 chapelhilldentist.com ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY George Blakey III 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com David E. Frost 501 Eastowne Dr., Ste. 110 919-929-2196 omsanc.com

Now Accepting New Patients!

General Dentistry Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry Dental Implants

501 Eastowne Dr., Suite 150, Chapel Hill | 919.251.9313 Conveniently located off 15-501 near I-40 and Durham

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David L. Hill, Jr. 77 Vilcom Center Circle, Ste. 120 919-238-9961 chapelhilloralsurgery.com Glenn J. Reside 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com „


Breeland Endodontics has provided endodontic services for patients from Chapel Hill, Durham and the greater Triangle area for twenty-seven years. Dr. Nona Breeland received her DDS and specialty training in endodontics from the UNC School of Dentistry. Having held many dental leadership roles on the local, state and national levels, Dr. Breeland has dedicated her professional life to making a difference. She brings the same energy and excellence to her endodontic practice.

ENDODONTIC SERVICES

DR. NONA BREELAND

Diagnosis • Root Canal Therapy • Endodontic Retreatment Surgical Endodontics • Trauma Management • Internal Bleaching

1506 East Franklin Street, Suite 204 • Chapel Hill • 919-967-1776 office • www.breelandendo.com

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Andrew T. Ruvo 501 Eastowne Dr., Ste. 110 919-929-2196 omsanc.com Debra Sacco 501 Eastowne Dr., Ste. 110 919-929-2196 omsanc.com Adam D. Serlo 501 Eastowne Dr., Ste. 110

ORAL PATHOLOGY Alice Curran 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com

919-929-2196 omsanc.com Timothy Turvey 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com

Valerie Murrah 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com

Brian Vandersea 501 Eastowne Dr., Ste. 110 919-929-2196 omsanc.com

Ricardo Padilla 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com ORTHODONTICS Lenise Clifton 77 Vilcom Center Circle Dr., Ste. 310 919-933-1007 cliftonandmauney.com John Frick 102 S. Estes Dr. 919-929-7010 frickorthodontics.com Barbara T. Hershey 1525 E. Franklin St. 919-967-0474 hersheyandheymann.com

Where Art, Science & Technology Meet Come experience the gentle side of Dentistry

Julie H. Mol 400 Market St., Ste. 220 919-260-4269

Preventive, Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry

Mandy Ghaffarpour, DDS Scott R. Hardin, DDS Studio G is Now Welcoming New Patients!

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DENTISTS DR. GHAFFARPOUR IS A PANKEY AFFILIATED DENTIST

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Tammy R. Severt 101 Conner Dr., Ste. 401 919-929-2365 severtsmiles.com PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Kimon Divaris 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com

2010 - 2015

104 N. Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 www.StudioGDentist.com | 919.942.7163

Gavin C. Heymann 1525 E. Franklin St. 919-967-0474 hersheyandheymann.com

Annelise Hardin 410 Market St., Ste. 430 919-967-2773 svpediatricdentistry.com 2015


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Lorne Koroluk 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com

Antonio Moretti 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com

Jessica Lee 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com

Jonathan Reside 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com

Charles Mauney 77 Vilcom Center Circle Dr., Ste. 310 919-933-1007 cliftonandmauney.com

PROSTHODONTICS Glenn Minsley 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com

E. Leland Webb 1721 E. Franklin St. 919-967-9291 kennedydentalgroup.com Robert Wright 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com CHM

Rocio Quinonez 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com Avni Rampersaud 205 Sage Rd., Ste. 202 919-929-0489 bigsmiles4kids.com Michael W. Roberts 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com J. Timothy Wright 919-537-3939 UNCdentists.com PERIODONTICS Craig Dorion 920 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Ste. B 919-967-5099 ncimplantcenter.com Timothy W. Godsey 150 Providence Rd., Ste. 200 919-968-1778 chapelhillperio.com Waka Kadoma 1525 E. Franklin St., Ste. 2 919-928-9392 trianglegums.com Arnold Todd McClain 601 W. Rosemary St., Ste. 216 919-537-9774 gumsandimplants.org

Serving Chapel Hill for over 30 years, Dr. Taylor’s family dentistry practice is built on a commitment to meeting his patients’ dental needs and desires by employing the latest dental technologies, helping to avoid unnecessary procedures and minimizing expenses. is a Fellow of both the American and the International Colleges of Dentists. He has volunteered thousands of hours and donated over four million dollars worth of care to non-profit organizations, including the NC Missions of Mercy dental clinics and the local Interfaith Council for Social Service. He serves as an adjunct professor at the UNC School of Dentistry.

A native of North Carolina, is a graduate of the UNC School of Dentistry, where she also completed her undergraduate degree. Dr. Cooper is a member of the North Carolina Dental Society, the Christian Medical Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, piano, softball, and spending time with her family and dogs.

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N 1938, MY MOTHER, FATHER, BABY SISTER AND I moved from a fourth-floor walkup apartment in upper Manhattan to a brand-new row house in Queens. We had reached “the Promised Land!” Mom and Dad were immigrants from Ireland. My mother was all of 17 when she boarded the ship that carried her across the Atlantic to a job as maid for a wealthy family. Dad’s story is similar – both had dreams to enter the United States through Ellis Island, obtain a job, get married, start a family, buy a house. That house, like the family farm in Ireland, was where roots were planted. There was no leaving it. And they never did. Although in moments of nostalgia we may long for Bill hasn’t let retirement slow him down. He lifts weights and runs, even medaling in the old days, alas, times have changed. Career and multiple events at the 2015 N.C. Senior Games State Finals. lifestyle changes have us hopping from place to place. Eventually we ask the question my mother and father never asked: “Where should we live in retirement?” Here’s how my wife [Ann] and I answered that question: North Carolina? We figured, what the heck, let’s give it a look. Both of us were teaching college on Long Island and living in our On some publication’s list of “Best Places to Retire” was Chapel comfortable, large suburban dream house. You can picture it: grass Hill. Ann and I drove down from New York several times to see what to mow, leaves to rake, snow to shovel, a roof to repair. Once the children finished college and moved on, Ann and I began to do some it was like in different seasons. Each time, we rented a comfortable research about our later years. Already my sister and her husband had apartment at Chapel Hill InnTown on Hillsborough Street. The first visit was in late 1996. We returned several times more. On each bought an ocean view condo in Florida. We loved to visit them for a occasion we felt more at home. (On one occasion, our neighbor at the few days each winter, but somehow it wasn’t for us. Then someone suggested the idea of “going halfway to Florida ... to North Carolina.” InnTown was Ellen Burstyn who was performing in a production at 154

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You’ve always made the right call.

Back in the day, you were known for picking up the phone and making things happen. And, while technology may have changed, retirement hasn’t changed you. One call to The Cedars of Chapel Hill and you knew you were in the right place. Your home expertly landscaped. Weekly housekeeping. Even a driver to take you to your desired destination. Yoga classes. A concert or lecture series in our grand ballroom. Lots of friends. Lots to do. A thriving community. And the lifestyle you so richly deserve. Looks like you’ve done it again. Good call.

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PlayMakers on campus.) What really hooked us on Chapel Hill was

being introduced to the UNC women’s basketball team. We’ve been season ticket holders ever since and rarely miss a game. Go Heels! After the short stays, we rented a condo for the 1997-98 academic year. While doing research for what became the book, “Tar Heel Catholics: A History of the Catholicism in North Carolina,” I traveled throughout the state. Ann got connected with educational programs for older folks such as Peer Associates and Peer Learning, acquiring more friends than she had on Long Island. While back at work in New York for the following academic year, we bought a modest sized condo in Chapel Hill that was convenient to University Mall (now University Place), the Community Center park, the library and several bus lines. We sold that big Long Island house – downsizing could not have been easier or more satisfying. Once settled in, we became members of the UNC General Alumni Association, which enabled us to take advantage of the many educational and cultural opportunities it provided. In addition, I served on our condo board for a few years and also on the Town of Chapel Hill’s Human Services Advisory Board. Ann became a member of The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the Raging Grannies of the Triangle Region. There was this “damn Yankee” protesting assorted issues, including the war in the Middle East and nuclear power plants – Hey, I thought we had retired! Now, some people have second careers. We began to think of a second retirement. That next step would be a move to one of the several beautiful Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) in the area. When decision time came, Ann and I opted for Carolina Meadows, a CCRC with a Chapel Hill address, but located just over the Chatham County line. Maybe it was the golf course. We had been 12 years in the condo and now have been at Carolina Meadows for five. I’ve never been more energized. The calendar is always filled with interesting things to do. Just step outside the door of your villa or apartment and you meet someone interesting. The other day I asked Ann, “When are we going to retire?”

ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES CAMBRIDGE HILLS ASSISTED LIVING 140 Brookstone Ln., Pittsboro  Entrance Fee Community fee of $500  Monthly Fee Range $3,600-$5,100 (all-inclusive)  Contract Options None. Requires 14-day notice prior to moving out.  Refund Options Pro-rated on the first month if resident moves in at the beginning of the month; pro-rated in the last month if resident leaves before the end of the month.  Medicare Certified No  Long-term Care Insurance Accepted, not required  Minimum Age to Obtain Residence 65  Contact Information 919-545-9573; cambridgehillsal.com  CARILLON ASSISTED LIVING OF DURHAM 4713 Garrett Road, Durham Entrance Fee None; $750 application fee required. Monthly Fee Call for pricing Contract Options All-inclusive monthly rate includes care, dining, activities, laundry and housekeeping. Refund Options 14-day notice required Medicare Certified Not applicable Long Term Care Insurance Required No Minimum Age to Obtain Residence 60 Contact Info 919-401-1101; carillonassistedliving.com   CARILLON ASSISTED LIVING OF HILLSBOROUGH 1911 Orange Grove Rd., Hillsborough  Entrance Fee None; $750 application fee required. Monthly Fee Call for pricing. Contract Options All-inclusive monthly rate includes care, dining, activities, laundry and housekeeping.   Refund Options 14-day notice required Medicare Certified Not Applicable Long Term Care Insurance Required No Minimum Age to Obtain Residence 60 Contact Info 919-732-9040; carillonassistedliving.com CHATHAM RIDGE ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE 

William F. Powers and his wife, Ann, can be found running around the Carolina Meadows grounds or taking water aerobics classes, respectively.

114 Polks Village Ln., Chapel Hill Entrance Fee One month’s rent as deposit.  Monthly Fee Range $3,595-$6,995  Contract Options Month-to-month 

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Refund Options None  Medicare Certified No  Long-term Care Insurance Accepted, not required  Minimum Age to Obtain Residence 55 

Refund Options Declining Refund: Pay entry fee; full refund in first 90 days; refund declines at rate of 2% each additional month; after 50 months, no refund. Medicare Certified Yes 

Contact Information 919-918-7872; ridgecare.com 

Long-term Care Insurance Not required; could help pay for discounted per diems.

MEBANE RIDGE ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE 

Min. Age to Obtain Residence 65 (co-applicant must be at least 55)

1999 South N.C. Hwy. 119, Mebane Entrance Fee One month’s rent as deposit.

Contact Info 919-968-4511; 800-518-9333; carolwoods.org

Monthly Fee Range $2,795-$7,500

CROASDAILE VILLAGE

Contract Options Month-to-month

2600 Croasdaile Farm Pkwy., Durham

Refund Options None

Entrance Fee Range $53,725-$321,045

Medicare Certified No

Monthly Fee Range $1,732-$3,961

Long-term Care Insurance Accepted, not required

Contract Options Fee for Service: Entrance fee and monthly payments cover housing, residential services such as meals and housekeeping and some health-related services. Advanced levels of health services are provided at per-diem rates. Utilities bundled.

Minimum Age to Obtain Residence 55 Contact Info 919-568-0083; mebaneridge.com

100 Carolina Meadows, Chapel Hill

Refund Options Declining Refund: Option 1: Pay lower entry fee; refund declines at rate of 2% per month; after 50 months, no refund. Option 2: 50% Refund – pay higher entry fee; refund declines at a rate of 2% per month until 50% of residence fee is accrued; refund limited to 50%. Option 3: 90% Refund – pay higher entry fee; refund declines at a rate of 2% per month until 10% of fee is accrued; refund limited to 90%. 

Entrance Fee Range $124,700-$544,500

Medicare Certified Yes

Monthly Fee Range $2,714-$3,925

Long-term Care Insurance Not required, but welcome

Contract Options Fee for Service: Housing, residential services and guaranteed access to health-related services in exchange for entrance fee and monthly fee. Health-related services are provided at per-diem rates, which vary. Equity: See Refund Options for Carolina Meadows.

Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62

CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES (CCRC) CAROLINA MEADOWS

Refund Options Equity; Occupancy Right; upon departure, resident/ estate receives refund based on Entry Fee calculation and if applicable additional 50% of equity in the residence; calculation is current Entry Fee minus remarketing and refurbishing fees compared to original Entry Fee then potentially sharing in appreciation of unit if new balance exceeds original payment. Medicare Certified Yes, Medicare Part B  Long-term Care Insurance Accepted, not required  Min. Age to Obtain Residence 55  Contact Info 919-942-4014; 800-458-6756; carolinameadows.org   CAROL WOODS  750 Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill  Entrance Fee Range $91,000-$416,000 Monthly Fee Range $2,466-$5,280 Contract Options Modified: Entrance fee and monthly payments cover housing, residential services such as meals and housekeeping and some health-related services. Health-related services are provided at subsidized rate or are free for a specified number of days. 

Contact Info 919-384-2475; 800-960-7737 GALLOWAY RIDGE  3000 Galloway Ridge Rd., Pittsboro  Entrance Fee Range $210,000-$1,139,000  Monthly Fee Range $2,822-$6,565 Contract Options Extensive: Entrance fee and monthly payments cover housing, residential services such as meals and housekeeping and unlimited assisted and skilled nursing. Little or no additional fees required as one moves from one level of care to another.  Refund Options Declining Refund: Option 1: Time-Sensitive – Pay lower entry fee; refund declines at rate of 4% in first month; 2% each additional month; after 4 years, no refund. Option 2: 90% Refund, Not Time-Sensitive – Pay higher entry fee; receive 90% of what you paid in. Option 3: 75% Refund, Not Time-Sensitive – Pay higher entry fee; receive 75% of what you paid in.  Medicare Certified Yes  Long-term Care Insurance Not required  Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62  Contact Info 919-545-2647; 888-763-9600; gallowayridge.com „ 

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SEARSTONE

Entrance Fee Range $61,000-$306,000

Refund Options Option 1: Declining Refund – refund declines at rate of 2% per month for 48 months. Option 2: 50% refundable. Option 3: 90% refundable.

Monthly Fee Range $2,140-$3,362

Medicare Certified Yes

Contract Options Modified: Entrance fee and monthly payments cover housing, residential services such as meals and housekeeping and some health-related services. Health-related services are provided at subsidized rate or are free for specified number of days.

Long-term Care Insurance Not required

Monthly Fee Range $2,480–$5,625; Second Person Fee $1,015

4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary

Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62 (co-applicant must be at least 55) Contact Info 919-460-8095; 800-225-9573; glenaire.org 

17001 SearStone Dr., Cary Entrance Fee Range $350,000-$791,250

Contract Options Type A LifeCare contract. Residents pay a one-time LifeCare fee to cover costs of assisted living, skilled nurses and/ or memory care. The LifeCare program has significant tax advantages and works well with long-term care policies. Refund Options Entrance fee is 100% refundable.  Medicare Certified No  Long-term Care Insurance Yes  Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62  Contact Info 919-234-0339; info@searstone.com; searstone.com  SPRINGMOOR  1500 Sawmill Rd., Raleigh  Entrance Fee Range Call for pricing.  Monthly Fee Range Call for pricing.  Contract Options Modified: Housing, residential services and specified amount of health-related services in exchange for entrance fee and monthly fee, which includes 30 days of free health care (with a maximum balance of 90 days), then available at a discounted rate. 

Are you ready if the unexpected happens? At Senior Transitions of NC, we are Geriatric Care Managers who have been helping families caring for older relatives since 2001. As registered nurses trained in aging and dementia care, our Care Managers serve as experienced resources for the caregiver and older adult facing changes in their health status, living arrangements, and psychosocial needs. Our Care Managers conduct assessments to identify needs and provide solutions to meet these needs. At Senior Transitions of NC, we will help guide you through the maze of medical care and community resources.

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Refund Options Option 1: Life Occupancy – Residence & Care refund declines at 4% a month for 25 months, then no refund. Option 2: 50% Life Equity – refund declines at 2% a month for 25 months. The remaining 50% is returned to the resident or estate after residency is terminated and within 30 days of re-occupancy of the residential unit. Option 3: 100% Life Equity – 100% of the Residence & Care fee is returned to the resident or estate after residency is terminated. The refund is available, once residency is terminated, six years after initial move-in date, or 30 days after re-occupancy of the residential unit, if six years has already passed.  Medicare Certified No  Long-term Care Insurance Not required  Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62  Contact Info 919-848-7080 (marketing); 919-848-7000 (main); springmoor.org


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THE CEDARS OF CHAPEL HILL 100 Cedar Club Circle (Meadowmont), Chapel Hill  Entrance Fee Range $265,000-$750,000*  Monthly Fee Range $2,672-$5,386  Contract Options *Equity: Actual real estate purchase, with transfer of ownership of the unit (deed and title). If resident moves to health center, no added amount except two meals per day. After 90 days, member pays discounted rate.  Refund Options Refund: Not applicable because of ownership.  Medicare Certified Yes 

Refund Options Declining Refund: Option 1: Pay lower entry fee; refund declines at rate of 2% per month; after 50 months, no refund. Option 2: 50% Refund – refund declines at a rate of 2% per month until 50% of residence fee is accrued. Option 3: 90% Refund – pay higher entry fee; refund declines at rate of 2% per month until 10% of fee is accrued. Medicare Certified Yes  Long-term Care Insurance Accepted, not required Min. Age to Obtain Residence 65 (co-applicant must be at least 62)  Contact Info 919-490-8000; 800-474-0258; forestduke.org 

Long-term Care Insurance Not required 

THE VILLAGE AT BROOKWOOD

Min. Age to Obtain Residence 60 (co-applicant must be at least 50) 

1860 Brookwood Ave., Burlington

Contact Info 919-259-7000; 877-433-3669; cedarsofchapelhill.com 

Entrance Fee Range $85,400-$493,300

THE FOREST AT DUKE 2701 Pickett Rd., Durham  Entrance Fee Range $87,900-$536,000  Monthly Fee Range $2,889-$6,725  Contract Options Modified: Entrance fee and monthly payments cover housing, residential services such as meals and housekeeping and some health-related services. Health-related services are provided at a greatly discounted rate and are free for a specified number of days. 

Monthly Fee Range $1,791-$3,904 Contract Options Option 1: Extensive – LifeCare Residential Living: Garden Homes & Apartments, bundled services, campus amenities, complete maintenance and future health care all covered by the entrance fee and monthly fee. When moving from one level of care to another, the monthly fee reflects a 60% reduction of the daily skilled nursing rate. Option 2: Fee for Service – Garden Homes & Apartments, campus amenities, maintenance free and access to future health care are provided in exchange for entrance fee and monthly fee. Health-related services are provided at the per-diem rate. „

For us, it’s a space to make music. We’ve never had so many people near at hand who play. Two days a week, the Rusty Pipes Band rehearses in our home. Music floats across this wide open space. Gathering with these friends allows us to continue what we love. We have purpose here and room to grow in harmony. Call (919) 907-2543 to schedule a personal visit.

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Refund Options Declining Refund: Option 1: Extensive – Standard Refund is declining over 47 months, with 100% guaranteed refund in the first 60 days for any reason. 50% and 90% Refund plans also available. Option 2: Fee for Service – Standard Refund declines over 47 months, with guaranteed refund in the first 60 days for any reason. 50% Refund plans also available. Medicare Certified Yes  Long-term Care Insurance Not required, but helpful with fee-for-service plan. Not necessary with LifeCare plans, which provide full coverage.  Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62 (at least one applicant must be 55)  Contact Info 336-570-8440; 800-282-2053; villageatbrookwood.org TWIN LAKES  3701 Wade Coble Dr., Burlington  Entrance Fee Range $55,000-$341,000  Monthly Fee Range $1,388-$2,637  Contract Options Fee-for-service contract only.  Refund Options Thirty-month declining refund and 50% refund available (50% available on Garden Home only).  Medicare Certified Yes 

Long-term Care Insurance Not required Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62 (If couple, one spouse must be at least 62)  Contact Info 336-538-1572; twinlakescomm.org  WINDSOR POINT  1221 Broad St., Fuquay-Varina  Entrance Fee Range $58,000-$233,000 Monthly Fee Range $2,149-$4,068 for independent living; $3,383-$6,086 with health-related services  Contract Options Option 1 – Modified: Housing, residential services and specified amount of health-related services in exchange for entrance fee and monthly fee. Health-related services are provided at subsidized rate or are free for specified number of days.   Refund Options Declining Refund: Option 1: Life occupancy entrance fee; pay up front and 2% taken out each month over 50-month period, after 50 months there is no refund; before then, prorated refund available. Option 2: 50% Refund; refund declines at a rate of 2% per month for 25 months until 50% of residence fee is accrued; refund received only after resident passes away or moves.  Medicare Certified Yes  Long-term Care Insurance Not required, but helpful 

Twin Lakes Community is a neighborhood where longtime friends are as important as long-term care. Where independence is treasured. And where the transition isn’t about what you give up, but what you’ve gained. You’ll discover we’re more than a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Twin Lakes is a place where you can live life how it matters to you.

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Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62 (co-applicant no younger than 55) Contact Info 919-552-4580; 800-552-0213; windsorpoint.com    INDEPENDENT SENIOR LIVING ATRIA  5705 Fayetteville Rd., Durham  Entrance Fee Range Call for pricing.  Monthly Fee Range Call for pricing. Contract Options Independent Living: no lease term, no buy-in, monthto-month rental with 60-day move-out notice. Assisted Living: no lease term, no buy-in, month-to-month rental with 14-day move-out notice.

UNEXPECTED.

Refund Options Sixty-day notice to terminate lease.  Medicare Certified No, except for rehab services  Long-term Care Insurance Not required, private pay  Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62  Contact Info 919-666-2624; atriasouthpointwalk.com   BARTLETT RESERVE  300 Meredith Dr., Durham  Entrance Fee $3,000  Monthly Fee Range $2,595-$3,295  Contract Options Sign a year lease, but can give 60 days-notice to leave. Refund Options Non-refundable.  Medicare Certified Therapy is covered by Medicare  Long-term Care Insurance Not required, Veteran’s First Community  Min. Age to Obtain Residence 55  Contact Info 919-361-1234; Laura Martin, Certified Senior Advisor, lmartin@ bartlettreserve.com; bartlettreserve.com DURHAM REGENT  3007 Pickett Rd., Durham  Entrance Fee Range $2,850-$5,050 Monthly Fee Range $1,875-$4,574 Contract Options Month-to-month leases. All independent living.  Refund Options A partial refund of community fee if resident stays less than three months.  Medicare Certified No, because no medical services included 

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Long-term Care Insurance N/A Min. Age to Obtain Residence 55  Contact Info 919-289-4009; holidaytouch.com/our-communities/ durhamregent EMERALD POND 

For more information about our vibrant, independent community

1-800-458-6756

A CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

www.carolinameadows.org

205 Emerald Pond Ln., Durham Entrance Fee Range Community fee of $2,750-$3,650 „

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Monthly Fee Range $2,199-$4,800 Contract Options Month-to-month leases. All independent living. No buy-in fees. 

Contact Info 919-493-4713; emeraldpond.net PRESTON POINTE 

Medicare Certified No, because no medical services included

Refund Options A partial refund of community fee if resident stays less than three months.

1995 NW Cary Pkwy., Morrisville Entrance Fee Community fee of $2,500 

Min. Age to Obtain Residence 62

Medicare Certified No, because no medical services included

Monthly Fee Range $3,785-$4,675

Long-term Care Insurance N/A

Contract Options Twelve-month lease term. Some supportive services onsite. No buy-in fees.

Min. Age to Obtain Residence 55

Refund Options No refund options

Long-term Care Insurance Not required Contact Info 919-935-0138; prestonpointe.com  TWIN RIVERS INDEPENDENT SENIOR COMMUNITY  25 Rectory St., Pittsboro  Entrance Fee Community fee of $1,500  Monthly Fee Range $2,000-$2,500  Contract Options None. Requires one month’s notice prior to moving out. 

“Slow down? I just got started.”

Refund Options Pro-rated on the first month if resident moves in at the beginning of the month; pro-rated in the last month if resident leaves before the end of the month. Medicare Certified No  Long-term Care Insurance Not accepted Minimum Age to Obtain Residence 65  Contact Info 919-545-0149; twinriverssenior.com CHM

NEED-TO-KNOW NUMBERS FOR RETIREES

Robert and Pearl Seymour Center 2551 Homestead Rd., Chapel Hill 919-968-2070 Central Orange Senior Center 103 Meadowlands Dr., Hillsborough 919-245-2015 Aging Helpline 919-968-2087 Orange County SeniorStriders (Mall-Walking Program) 919-968-2070

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Vibrant living. Continuing care. In the heart of Durham. 800-474-0258 / forestduke.org

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Orange County Senior Games 919-918-7372 Volunteer Connect 55+ 919-245-4241


Ellen Manning, a first-grade teacher at Carrboro Elementary, was voted by our readership as one of the best educators in the area. She says the biggest misconception about teaching is that you can’t let out your inner child. “I share my passion for dancing with my kids,” she says. “I play my guitar and harmonica and recorder all the time, and we get our wiggles out with interactive music and dance.”

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UALITY EDUCATION IS OFTEN A PRIMARY CONCERN FOR FAMILIES MOVING TO A NEW AREA. Fortunately, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Orange County Schools and Chatham County Schools have a proven record of continued excellence, each offering unique opportunities to foster success. Compare the fast facts for each public school district, and check out our introductory list of private school options to begin your scholastic search. „

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FACTS & FIGURES

CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO CITY SCHOOLS AVERAGE SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

Elementary Middle High

STUDENT-TO-TEACHER RATIO

519 706 1,210

CLASSROOM TEACHERS

Total

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

19 18 20 22 20 21 19

K 1st 2nd and 3rd 4th and 5th 6th 7th 8th

21:1

Elementary

748

TEACHER ASSISTANTS

Total (grades PreK-5) 225

Polk County, Johnston County and Hickory City Schools. He graduated with an undergraduate degree and master’s in elementary education from Western Carolina University and has obtained advanced degrees from Appalachian State University as well as a doctorate in education administration from UNC-Greensboro. Dr. Causby started his career as a teacher and coach before transitioning to principal and then superintendent.

FAST FACTS

Graduates earned $10,062,892 in scholarships in 2016 84% of graduates enrolled in college Graduation rate is 91.0%

SUPERINTENDENT

86.1% of students proficient on ACT *

Dr. Jim Causby will serve as interim superintendent for CHCCS this year, replacing Dr. Thomas A. Forcella who retired in July 2016 after serving the district for five years. Dr. Causby is a native North Carolinian who has served 27 years as a superintendent in four districts including Swain County,

38% of teachers hold advanced degrees Per pupil expenditure – $11,348 49 National Merit Finalists in 2016

*Since 2013, all public high school students in the state of North Carolina are required to take the ACT their junior year.

ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOLS AVERAGE SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

Elementary Middle High

489 583 1,175

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

K 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th 5th 6th

15 18 19 22 18 22

7th 23 8th 22 STUDENT-TO-TEACHER RATIO

Elementary Middle High

14:1 13:1 16:1

CLASSROOM TEACHERS

Total

549

TEACHERS’ AIDES

Approx.

120

Dr. Todd Wirt, the 2016-2017 president of Central Carolina Regional Education Service Alliance, comes to Orange County Schools after serving as the assistant superintendent for academics in Wake Public Schools. Before Wake County, he was in Mooresville Graded School District, where he served as executive director of secondary education as well as principal of Mooresville High School from 2007 to 2011. Prior to that, Dr. Wirt served as a middle and high school principal and assistant principal and teacher in the Alamance-Burlington School System.

FAST FACTS Graduation rate is 88%.

60.1% of students proficient on ACT

Offers International Baccalaureate Programmes, award-winning wood-working classes and agricultural sciences Has a 1:1 Technology Initiative (elementary, middle and high school students have a Chromebook or iPad) 

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CHATHAM COUNTY SCHOOLS AVERAGE SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

620 600 663

Elementary Middle High

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

K, 1st, 2nd & 3rd 18 4th 22 5th 21

6th 22 7th 23 8th 21 STUDENT-TO-TEACHER RATIO

Elementary Middle High

15:1 16:1 20:1

joining the Chatham team. His school typically met or exceeded state and national goals and was ranked twice by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best high schools in the nation. Dr. Jordan earned a bachelor’s in English from North Carolina Central University, a master’s in School Administration from East Carolina University, and a Doctor of Education in Leadership and Policy from UNC, where he was elected as a Jackson Scholar by the faculty.

FAST FACTS Dual-language program in four schools 

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Total SUPERINTENDENT Dr. Derrick D. Jordan became interim superintendent of Chatham County Schools on September 1, 2013, and was sworn in as permanent superintendent on March 6, 2014. Dr. Jordan joined the Chatham County Schools team in 2008 as the director of secondary education. A former middle and high school English teacher, Dr. Jordan was a high school principal in eastern North Carolina prior to

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69.4% of students proficient on ACT „

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Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, just a 2 1/2 hour easy drive from Chapel Hill and the Triangle area.

Cheerio is a YMCA camp located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We serve children from ages 7-15. What is there to do? • Rock-climbing • Canoeing • BB Shooting • Archery • Arts and Crafts • Frisbee Golf • Hiking • Have Fun!

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Cheerio is an overnight YMCA camp located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We serve children from ages 7-15, with one and two week sessions.

What is there to do? Rock climbing Canoeing BB Shooting Archery Arts and Crafts Frisbee Golf Hiking Have Fun!

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS DIRECTORY ACTON ACADEMY DURHAM 1201 W. Woodcroft Pkwy., Durham 919-241-3411 actonacademydurham.org Focus We use an innovative project-based approach to prepare students for the 21st century. We equip students with the skills, experiences and tools to passionately pursue academic excellence and change the world. Grades K-8 (expanding to high school in 2018) Total Enrollment 12 (and growing) Student/Faculty Ratio 6 to 1 Yearly Tuition $9,750 Special Requirements Application fee of $50, interview for middle school students. BETHESDA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1914 S. Miami Blvd., Durham 919-598-0190 bcacrusaders.org Focus Partners with Christian families to help equip students academically, socially, physically and spiritually. Grades K-8 Total Enrollment 195 Student/Faculty Ratio 15:1 Yearly Tuition Elementary, $6,585; Middle, $7,266 Special Requirements Student testing and parent interview. CAMELOT ACADEMY 809 Proctor St., Durham 919-688-3040 camelotacademy.org Focus Features individualized instruction, mastery-based learning and parental involvement. Grades K-12 Total Enrollment 120-130 Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1 Yearly Tuition $10,300 - $13,950; Merit scholarships for academically gifted students Special Requirements Reading and math assessments and two-day student visit. Application fee is $50. CARDINAL GIBBONS HIGH SCHOOL 1401 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh 919-834-1625 cghsnc.org Focus A college preparatory school of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh that aims to form men and women of faith, service and leadership in church and community. Grades 9-12 Total Enrollment Approx 1500 Student/Faculty Ratio 13:1 Yearly Tuition $10,340-$14,340 Special Requirements Previous school records, testing, application, recommendation and an essay. CAROLINA FRIENDS SCHOOL 4809 Friends School Rd., Durham 919-383-6602 cfsnc.org Focus A vibrant and inclusive learning community inspired by Quaker values that empowers students to think critically, creatively and independently. Grades Pre-K-12 Total Enrollment 500 Student/Faculty Ratio 9:1 Yearly Tuition $11,860-$19.960 Special Requirements Families should apply the year before they would like to enroll their child – by Jan. 4 for Pre-K through lower school first year and by Jan. 15 for lower school second year through upper school. A written application, teacher recommendations, transcripts (for Upper School applicants), parent tour, parent interview and student visit are required. CARY ACADEMY 1500 N. Harrison Ave., Cary 919-677-3873 caryacademy.org Focus A college preparatory school integrating the best of traditional education with new and emerging technologies. Grades 6-12

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Total Enrollment 760 Student/Faculty Ratio 9:1 Yearly Tuition $21,320 and new student fee is $2,000 Special Requirements Entrance exam, student visit/ interview, transcripts and teacher recommendation. Applications for 17-18 school will be online in September 2016. CHAPEL HILL COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL 106 Purefoy Rd., Chapel Hill 919-942-3955 chapelhillcoop@yahoo.com Focus The CHCP mission is to partner with families of children from diverse backgrounds to respect and honor childhood, celebrate independence and support children as they learn and grow through play. NAEYC Accredited and has a Five Star License. Grades Pre-K Total Enrollment 55 Student/Faculty Ratio 2-y/o, 6:1; 3-y/o, 7:1; 4- and 5-y/o, 8:1 Yearly Tuition Tuition rates vary depending on age and enrollment status; Half day, three-quarter day or full day options. Special Requirements None CHAPEL HILL COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL INFANT AND TODDLER SITE 110 N. Elliot Rd., Chapel Hill 919-942-0220 infantandtoddler110@gmail.com Focus The CHCP mission is to partner with families of children from diverse backgrounds to respect and honor childhood, celebrate independence and support children as they learn and grow through play. NAEYC Accredited and has a Five Star License. Grades Infant-2 years. Total Enrollment 28 Student/Faculty Ratio Infants, 3:1; Toddlers, 4:1; 2-y/o, 6:1 Yearly Tuition Tuition rates vary, depending on age and enrollment status; Half day, three-quarter day or full day options. Special Requirements None CRESSET CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3707 Garrett Rd., Durham 919-489-2655 cressetchristian.org Focus Cultivates the heart of each student to educate, nurture and help shape their character in a Christ-centered environment grounded in the truth of God’s word. Grades Infant-12 Total Enrollment 275 Student/Faculty Ratio Infant, 5:1; Toddlers: 2-y/o, 9:1; 3-y/o, 10:1; 4-y/o,12:1; Elementary, 10-15:1; Middle/High School, 15-20:1 Yearly Tuition $7,740 - $9,720 Special Requirements Student and parent interview, previous records, visit and application. DUKE SCHOOL 3716 Erwin Rd., Durham 919-416-9420 dukeschool.org Focus Students leave Duke School with the ability to think independently and critically and prepared to take their place in the global community in which collaboration and strong communication skills are essential. Grades Three-year-olds to 8th Grade Total Enrollment 485 Student/Faculty Ratio Preschool, 8:1; Grades K-4, 12:1; Grades 5-8, 12:1 Yearly Tuition Visit website for details. Special Requirements Admissions application, student assessment, candidate profile, parent visit and tour. First consideration deadline is in January. DURHAM ACADEMY Preschool and Lower school: 3501 Ridge Rd., Durham Middle school: 3116 Academy Rd., Durham Upper school: 3601 Ridge Rd., Durham 919-493-5787 da.org Focus Strives to provide an education that will enable students to live moral, happy and productive lives. Grades Pre-K-12 Total Enrollment 1,202 Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1 Yearly Tuition $13,880-$24,040 Special Requirements Assessment or entrance exam, which varies by grade level. Interview required for grades 9-12.


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DURHAM NATIVITY SCHOOL 1004 N. Mangum St., Durham 919-680-3790 durhamnativity.org Focus Provides a learning environment for eligible boys, supporting them in their personal, social, moral and intellectual development, and positioning them to be successful at an independent college preparatory high school. Grades 5-8 Maximum Enrollment 60 Student/Faculty Ratio 15:1 Yearly Tuition None Special Requirements Open house. EMERSON WALDORF SCHOOL 6211 New Jericho Rd., Chapel Hill 919-967-1858 emersonwaldorf.org Focus Encourages and promotes independent thinking and social responsibility, as well as academic and artistic excellence. Grades Pre-K-12 Total Enrollment 260 Student/Faculty Ratio K, 8:1; Grades 1-12, 10:1 Yearly Tuition $4,950-$17,370 Special Requirements Meeting with parents and child, plus classroom visit. GORMAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY AND EARLY LEARNING CENTER 3311 E. Geer St., Durham 919-688-2567 gormanchristian.org Focus Serves as partners with parents in providing an education consistent with the Bible. Grades K-8 Total Enrollment 100 Student/Faculty Ratio 12:1 Yearly Tuition K-5, $6,438; 6-8, $6,676 Special Requirements Administrator meets with parents and child. Early Learning Center Weekly Tuition: 2 year-olds, $189; 3-4 year-olds, $176 HAW RIVER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2428 Silk Hope Gum Springs Rd., Pittsboro 919-533-4139 hawriverchristian.org Focus A nonprofit, interdenominational private school providing an excellent Christian and classical education. Grades Junior K-Grade 10 (adding one grade per year) Total Enrollment 81 Student/Faculty Ratio 1:6 Yearly Tuition Phonics (JK/K), $4,500; Grammar, $5,500; Logic/Rhetoric, $6,000 Special Requirements Four-part admissions process includes tour with classroom observations, application, academic screening, and family interview. IMMACULATA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 721 Burch Ave., Durham 919-682-5847 immaculataschool.org Focus Views learning as a lifelong endeavor to grow spiritually, intellectually, socially, aesthetically and physically. Grades Age 3.5-Grade 8 Total Enrollment 465 Student/Faculty Ratio PreK-K, 9:1; Grades 1-2, 12:1; Grades 3-5, 13:1; Grades 6-8, 22:1 Yearly Tuition $6,447-$8,559; Varies depending on grade level and parishioner status. Special Requirements Entry test, copy of

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student’s permanent records and current teacher recommendations. (Application and teacher recommendations are available online.) Application fee is $100. INTERNATIONAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL 3001 Academy Rd., Bldg. 300, Durham 919-401-4343 imsnc.org Focus A nonprofit Mandarin Chinese, Spanish or French-language immersion school that aims to promote bilingualism at all ages and improve communication across cultural boundaries. Grades Age 3-Grade 6 Total Enrollment 100 Student/Faculty Ratio 9:1 Yearly Tuition Half day, $9,035; Three-quarter day, $12,110; After School Care, $2,920. Scholarships available. Special Requirements Parent interview and observation. JUST RIGHT ACADEMY 4723 Erwin Rd., Durham 919-932-0360 justrightacademy.org Focus Provides structure without rigidity for K-12 special needs students who struggle in a traditional environment. Grades K-12 Total Enrollment 60 Student/Faculty Ratio 3:1 Yearly Tuition $20,050 a year with a $500 materials fee; Limited financial aid available. Special Requirements School visit. Application fee of $50.

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LEGACY ACADEMY 515 E. Winmore Ave., Chapel Hill 919-929-7060 lachapelhill.com Focus Students are actively involved in multi-sensory activities inside and out, including art, music, language and foreign language, brain power and physical activities designed to be both fun and nurturing. Kindergarten, after-school and camping programs for children up to 12 years also offered. Five Star licensure and NAEYC accredited. Grades 6 weeks-12 years Total Enrollment 100 Student/Faculty Ratio Infants, 4:1; 13-24 months, 5:1; 25-36 months, 8:1; 37-48 months, 9:1; 4-5 years, 12:1; 6-12 years, 14:1 Yearly Tuition Varies by age and program. Special Requirements Consultation required. Registration fee of $150. LERNER JEWISH COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL OF DURHAM 1935 W. Cornwallis Rd., Durham 919-286-5517 lernerschool.org Focus The Lerner School approach integrates Jewish studies through an authentic academic curriculum; fostering learning of Jewish values and traditions while building a diverse and caring community - one child at a time. Grades Preschool; Age 2-Grade 5 Total Enrollment 130 Student/Faculty Ratio 9:1 Yearly Tuition Flexible tuition is offered for elementary and 5-day preschool students. Tuition ranges from $4,925 - $16,385 for elementary, and $4,500 - $15,865 for preschool. Tuition is based on multiple schedule options: 5-day and 3-day; Half day (1pm); Full Day (3pm); Extended Day (6pm) and Early Care from 7:30am. Special Requirements Admissions application, parent and student visit, teacher recommendations and screening process. LIBERTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 3864 Guess Rd., Durham 919-471-5522 lbcdurham.org Focus Aims to bring each student to a knowledge and relationship with Jesus Christ and prepares the student for a life of service while providing academic training. Grades Pre-K-12 Total Enrollment 200 Student/Faculty Ratio Pre-K-5, 18:1; Grades 6-12, 18:1 Yearly Tuition $3,900; $6,350 (2 children); $8,150 (3 or more children) Special Requirements Entry test and interview. MI ESCUELITA SPANISH IMMERSION PRESCHOOL 405 B Smith Level Road, Chapel Hill 919-969-7949 miescuelitanc.org „


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Join UsUs forfor a Tour! Join a Tour! 919-493-8541 919-493-8541 www.mcsdurham.org www.mcsdurham.org 4512 Pope Rd. 4512 Pope Rd. Durham, NC 27707 Durham, NC 27707

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It takes courage to be independent and find your own way, especially when you’re in someplace new. Grace-Anna faced her fears and found a second home at Saint Mary’s. From AP classes, leadership opportunities and after-school activities to sports, arts programs and a vibrant 24/7 campus — there are endless possibilities for you to discover.

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Focus To create an integrated community by providing highquality educational programs that honor diversity and encourage understanding through Spanish language immersion activities for Spanish-speaking and English-speaking children, their families, friends and neighbors. Grades Ages 1-5 years Total Enrollment Approximately 50 children Student Faculty Ratio 1-2 yrs. class, 5:1; 2-3 yrs. class, 8:1; 3-4 yrs. class, 9:1; 4-5 yrs. class, 12:1 Yearly Tuition $392-$1,421; varies by class. Check website. Special Requirements None MONTESSORI CHILDREN’S HOUSE OF DURHAM 2800 Pickett Rd., Durham 919-489-9045 mchdurham.org Focus Montessori education. Grades 18 months-Grade 6 Total Enrollment 140 Student/Faculty Ratio Toddler (18 months-3 years), 6:1; Preschool, 11:1; Elementary, 12.5:1 Yearly Tuition $4,200 - $15,330 Special Requirements Required visit for parents. MONTESSORI COMMUNITY SCHOOL 4512 Pope Rd., Durham 919-493-8541 mcsdurham.org Focus Students learn in a vibrant Montessori community where together, through the dynamic and relevant curriculum, they are guided toward self-discovery and the realization of their unique contributions to the world. Grades 18 months-Grade 8 Total Enrollment 215 Student/Faculty Ratio Toddler (8 months-3 years), 6:1; Ages 3-4, 11:1; Grades 1-3, 12:1; Grades 4-6, 13:1; Grades 7-8, 8:1 Yearly Tuition Toddler (Half Day), $10,454; Toddler (Full Day), $14,345; Ages 3-4, $9,821; Kindergarten, $13,712; Grades 1-3, $13,853; Grades 4-6, $14,240; Grades 7-8, $16,664; Before Care/Late Day Care options

available Special Requirements Family interview; Applicants for grades 1-8 come for three-day classroom visit. MONTESSORI DAY SCHOOL 1702 Legion Rd., Chapel Hill 919-929-3339 mdsch.org Focus Offers a faculty-operated school, a well-equipped learning environment and an enriched Montessori curriculum to meet the needs of children with a wide range of abilities. On-site aftercare also available. Grades Toddler-Grade 6 Total Enrollment 72 Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1 Yearly Tuition $8,950 - $10,350 Special Requirements Interview process includes a general evaluation and a meeting with parents. Three-day visit for elementary. MONTESSORI FARM SCHOOL 2400 Broad St., Ste. 2, Durham 919-732-5026 montessorifarmschool.com Focus Special emphasis on nature study and activities including gardening and animal care. Grades Pre-K-K Total Enrollment Up to 22 Student/Faculty Ratio 11:1 Yearly Tuition Pre-K, $7,000; Kindergarten, $8,500 Special Requirements Contact the school and set up an appointment to visit. MOUNT ZION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3519 Fayetteville St., Durham 919-688-4245 mzcadurham.org Focus Prepares students for college or technical school, as well as for obtaining employment upon graduation from high school. Grades K-12 Total Enrollment 250

www.triangledayschool.org Durham, NC ď‚˜ 919.383.8800

Information Sessions for 2016-2017 Morning Information Sessions, 9am-10:15am

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Transitional Kindergarten through 8th Grade As a warm and welcoming community devoted to academic excellence, Triangle Day School ignites

intellectual curiosity, fosters compassion and integrity, and nurtures creativity, inspiring confidence in each student to lead a life of purpose.

Small School. Big Hearts.


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Student/Faculty Ratio 15:1 Yearly Tuition PreK, $155/week; Elementary and Secondary, $500/ month; Boarding, $12,000 Special Requirements Application and fee; $150 for day students and $500 for boarding students. PINEWOODS MONTESSORI SCHOOL 109 Millstone Dr., Hillsborough 919-644-2090 pinewoodsmontessori.com Focus Children are taught traditional academics as well as basic life skills and social awareness. Grades Pre-K-6 Total Enrollment 101 Student/Faculty Ratio Toddler, 12:2; Preschool 11:1; Elementary, 20:2 Yearly Tuition Toddler and primary half-day: $4,200- $5,700; Extended day: $6,600; Lower elem.: $7,300; Upper elem.: $8,300 Special Requirements Scheduled observation recommended before submitting an application. PRIMROSE SCHOOL AT HOPE VALLEY FARMS 702 Juliette Dr., Durham 919-484-8884 primroseschools.com/schools/hope-valley-farms

Focus An accredited private preschool that provides a premier educational child care experience. Partners with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life. Grades Infant-Pre-K Total Enrollment 158 Student/Faculty Ratio Infant, 1:4; toddler, 1:6; early preschool (ages 2-3), 1:8; preschool (ages 3-4), 1:10; pre-K (ages 4-5), 1:13; school-aged children (ages 5-11), 1:14 Yearly Tuition $1,005-$1,442 Special Requirements $150 pre-registration fee. QUALITY EDUCATION INSTITUTE 800 Elmira Ave., Durham 919-680-6544 qeidurham.org Focus A student-centered learning community with a rigorous curriculum and clearly defined standards of performance and high expectations. Grades Pre-K-5 Total Enrollment 49 Student/Faculty Ratio 12:1 Yearly Tuition $7,500 Special Requirements Placement test.„

The Hill Center serves K-12 students who are struggling academically—especially those with learning differences or attention issues—through our School Year, Summer, Tutoring, and Teacher Training programs.

“Our son loves to learn again.”

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THE SCHOOLHOUSE AT GREENWOOD 806 Christopher Rd., Chapel Hill 919-918-7802 theschoolhouseatgreenwood.com Focus To provide an intellectual education at the preschool level and, to expect only what a child is able to do according to his/her developmental readiness. Grades Preschool. (Birth–6 years) Enrollment: 11 Student/Faculty Ratio 1:4 Tuition: Call for information Special Requirements Children are accepted year-round, depending on available space.

stmcsnc.org Focus Provides an education for each child in a God-centered environment. Grades Age 3-Grade 8 Total Enrollment 412 Student/Faculty Ratio 3-y/o, 7:1; 4-y/o, 10:1; Grades K-3, 25:2 (teacher and assistant); Grades 4-8, 25:1 Yearly Tuition 3-y/o (3 Day), $3,800; 3-y/o (5 Day), $6,330; PreK 4-year-olds, $6,330; K-8, $7,450 - $9,690 Special Requirements Application, $200 application fee, test scores, report cards, feedback from previous teachers, birth certificate, baptismal certificate, letter from Catholic parish (if parish tuition rate), health form and immunization record.

ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC SCHOOL 920 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill Lower school: 919-929-1546; Middle school: 919-929-2241

SOUTHPOINT ACADEMY 7415 Fayetteville Rd., Durham 919-405-2080

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southpointacademy.org Focus Prepares students to become ethical, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education in a nurturing Christian environment. Also offers a 10-week summer program. Grades K-5 Total Enrollment Less than 50 Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1 Yearly Tuition $5,500 Special Requirements Tour, application, meeting with administrator and student testing. THE HILL CENTER 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham 919-489-7464 hillcenter.org Focus Transforms students with learning differences into confident, independent learners. Grades K-12 Total Enrollment 170 Student/Faculty Ratio 4:1 Yearly Tuition K-12 (half-day), $18,750; Grades 9-12 may choose to enroll for two hours ($14,525) or one hour ($10,725). Special Requirements Application and interview required. TRIANGLE DAY SCHOOL 4911 Neal Rd., Durham 919-383-8800 triangledayschool.org Focus As a warm and welcoming community devoted to academic excellence, Triangle Day School ignites intellectual curiosity, fosters compassion and integrity, and nurtures creativity, inspiring confidence in each student to lead a life of purpose. Grades Transitional K-8 Total Enrollment 200-210 Student/Faculty Ratio 9:1 Yearly Tuition $11,935 - $15,135 Special Requirements Student visit and assessment. TRINITY SCHOOL OF DURHAM AND CHAPEL HILL 4011 Pickett Rd., Durham 919-402-8262 trinityschoolnc.org Focus Trinity School helps students discover and strengthen their gifts and become who God has called them to be. Rich and vibrant faith is the foundation for a deep education, with excellent academics, outstanding fine arts programs and competitive athletics. Trinity is a community that celebrates wonder and curiosity and fosters engagement with deep questions – a place where bright minds and open


Explore a school where curiosity and the curriculum carry students from the creek on campus to magical adventures on other continents.

That school is Carolina Friends School. An independent school for students ages 3 to 18, founded on Quaker values, located on a wooded, 126-acre campus, CFS offers a STEAM-rich curriculum to over 500 students. Our academic program is designed to activate and engage young minds, leading our students toward successful lives and a positive global impact. To learn more, visit cfsnc.org.

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Since Durham Technical Community College opened its Orange County Campus (OCC) in 2008, an ever-growing number of folks are wising up to an incredible resource in our own backyard. But in case you didn’t already know, some fast facts: • Degree & certificate programs: 111 including the new Associate in Engineering and Associate in Fine Arts degrees.  • Durham Tech has the only Dental Laboratory Technology and Opticianry training programs in the North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee region.  • Nearly 9 out of 10 Durham Tech students pass their licensure or certification tests the first time they take them. 

hearts meet. Grades Transitional K-12 Total Enrollment 530 Student/Faculty Ratio Lower school, 10:1; Middle school, 7:1; Upper school, 8:1 Yearly Tuition $10,920-$19,950 Special Requirements Check website for complete details, application deadlines and open house dates. WILLOW OAK MONTESSORI CHILDREN’S HOUSE 886 Hamlet Chapel Rd., Pittsboro 919-240-7787 childrenshouse.willowoakmontessori.org Focus Willow Oak Montessori strives to assist children in achieving their unique potential as responsible global citizens by nurturing self-confidence and independent decision making in a stimulating, creative, and diverse Montessori community. Grades Pre-school. (3–6 years) Enrollment 42 Student/Faculty Ratio 1:11 Tuition $5,640/year

• Tuition compared to local public universities: 1/3 of cost

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• Total volunteer service hours 2015-2016: 6,369

ASHEVILLE SCHOOL 360 Asheville School Rd., Asheville 828-254-6345 ashevilleschool.org Focus Students live in a nurturing community where faculty and students genuinely know one another. The school offers a rigorous co-ed college preparatory program for students who represent 20 states and 16 countries. Grades 9-12 Total Enrollment 285 Student/Faculty Ratio 4:1 Yearly Tuition Boarding, $51,735; Day, $31,130 Special Requirements Separate interviews for both parents and child required. SSAT exam, full application, Math and English recommendations, transcript and testing also required. For more information, email admissions@ashevilleschool.org.

• Value of civic engagement by Durham Tech faculty, staff and students: $139,353.72 • In fiscal year 2015-2016, the Durham Tech Corporate Education department partnered with 35 unique companies and organizations, providing training to more than 1,600 individuals working for employers such as AW North Carolina, Inc., EMC, Valassis, Smashing Boxes, Morinaga and Merck.

NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS 1219 Broad St., Durham 919-416-2825 ncssm.edu Focus The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is a public, residential, coeducational high school for juniors and seniors from across North Carolina who have high intellectual ability and commitment to scholarship. NCSSM is pioneering opportunities for generations of innovators to challenge the limits of what’s possible and power the ideas that shape our lives. Grades 11-12 Total Enrollment 680 residential, 800+ enrolled in Distance Education programs (online program and interactive videoconferencing) Student/Faculty Ratio 8.5:1 Yearly Tuition NCSSM is tuition free. There are no fees associated with applying, being accepted to or attending. Special Requirements Application requirements at ncssm.edu/apply. SALEM ACADEMY 500 E. Salem Ave., Winston-Salem 336-721-2643 salemacademy.com Focus Fosters the intellectual, spiritual, social and physical growth of young women. Offers 16 Advanced Placement courses, competition in 11 sports, a comprehensive fine arts program and technology, advising and co-curricular programs. Grades 9-12 Total Enrollment 175 Student/Faculty Ratio 7:1 Yearly Tuition Boarding, $45,060; Day, $22,380 Special Requirements Application process includes teacher recommendations, testing, an interview and transcripts.

Preschool – Grade 5 Now enrolling two year olds

Schedule a tour today! Admissions@LernerSchool.org 1935 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham, NC 27705 • 919.286.5517 • www.LernerSchool.org

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SAINT MARY’S SCHOOL 900 Hillsborough St., Raleigh 919-424-4000 sms.edu Focus This independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding and day school is dedicated to academic excellence and personal


OUR SCHOOLS achievement for girls. Grades 9-12 Total Enrollment 263 Student/Faculty Ratio 8:1 Yearly Tuition Boarding, $51,250; Day, $25,750. Need and merit based financial aid available. Special Requirements SSAT exam required.

Total Enrollment 510 Student/Faculty Ratio 16:1 Special Requirements Preference given to children of faculty and siblings of current students. Other applicants are chosen through a lottery system. Once spots are filled, the remaining applicants are put on a waitlist. CHM

ORANGE/CHATHAM COUNTY CHARTER SCHOOLS DIRECTORY ENO RIVER ACADEMY (FORMERLY ORANGE CHARTER SCHOOL) 920 Corporate Dr., Hillsborough 919-644-6272 orangecharterschool.org Focus Utilizing a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM) curriculum model to build upon a 17year tradition of academic and artistic excellence. Grades K-10. Grades 9 and 10 will be located at 1220 NC Highway 57 N, Hillsborough. Total Enrollment 320 Student/Faculty Ratio 20:1 Special Requirements Application. Initial enrollment based on lottery; students are waitlisted once slots are filled. THE EXPEDITION SCHOOL 437 Dimmocks Mill Rd., St. 33, Hillsborough 919-245-8432 theexpeditionschool.com Focus Our mission is to embrace the natural curiosity of children and empower them to become innovative problem solvers and community builders, and to provide excellent education through an experiential, project based, and STEM focused curriculum. Grades K-7, 2015-2016; K-8, 2016-2017+ Total Enrollment 290 Student/Faculty Ratio Grades K-4, 1.5:19; Grades 5-8, 1:22. Resource and other nonclassroom teacher and teacher assistant staff not included in ratio. Special Requirements To apply to a charter school, students must be domiciled in NC. Must apply during open application period in order to be eligible for the lottery held each spring. WILLOW OAK MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL 50101 Governors Dr. #170, Chapel Hill 919-240-7787 charter.willowoakmontessori.org Focus Willow Oak Montessori strives to assist children in achieving their unique potential as responsible global citizens by nurturing self-confidence and independent decision making in a stimulating, creative, and diverse Montessori community. Grades 1-6 and expanding Enrollment 180 and growing Student/Faculty Ratio 1:15 Special Requirements Application, initial enrollment based on lottery; students are waitlisted once slots are filled. WOODS CHARTER SCHOOL 160 Woodland Grove Ln., Chapel Hill 919-960-8353 woodscharter.org Focus Emphasizes academic excellence and parent and family involvement in the academic environment. Grades K-12

Parents, want to learn more about our area schools? Read our special education publication, Navigating Schools, on our website or call 919-933-1551 to order a print copy.

MCHD is celebrating 40 Years, thanks to the commitment of our teachers, our parents, and our extraordinary students!

Igniting PASSION and CURIOSITY for lifelong LEARNING

www.mchdurham.org An AMS and SACS accredited school for children 18 months-6th grade

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ABOVE Maddie Harrison (center) and her older brother William (left) posed with their family when they crossed the finish line of the @justtryanit triathlon held at the @chapehillcountryclub. LEFT A 5:45 a.m. workout doesn’t scare these #F3 guys one bit. On this unseasonably warm December morning, they convened at Southern Community Park.

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Up the ante of your cheese and crackers with this Blackberry-Sage Sauce from Moreton Neal.

“I’ve found my passion, to combine interior #design with giving back. We’re looking to go to [shelters in] Durham next, and then Raleigh.” –Charlotta Sjoelin, who spiffs up the rooms in local shelters to make the families feel at home as part of her A Lotta Love efforts.


At UNC Physicians Network we believe exceptional health care goes beyond medical excellence. It’s about going the extra mile and providing a personalized and unique patient experience — like quality visits with our doctors, access to counseling and health care advocates, and clustered offices for convenient, whole family visits. We call ourselves a network, but we’re really a dedicated family of doctors ready to stand shoulder to shoulder with you and your loved ones to offer outstanding care and support. Because that’s what families do.

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