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Adopt Juno: A Playful Ringleader

The first thing you notice about Juno is her unusual coloring. The not-quite-yearling tabby kitten has a swirling coat of brown, grey, and an unexpected orange. But where Juno really shines is when other cats come into the picture. She’s one of six at her current foster home, and as soon as she arrived, she set about organizing the troops. Now she leads playtime, mealtime, and naptime, bringing out the best in even shy cats. That would make her a great addition to a family with another pet or two (or a few kids that want to be part...

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Robin Maher On Her Healthiest You Journey

The 2014 Healthiest You Challenge has been a very positive experience for me. I have learned that exercise, although tough at times, can be fun and very rewarding. I look forward to the trips to the Wellness Center, especially Tuesday when my group meets and we all weigh in and get our challenge for the week. I feel great, have more energy and find myself being a lot more physical than I have been in a very long time. To date I have lost 7 pounds, but know my clothes fit a bit looser, so I have probably lost...

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Short List Submissions — Best Place to go in Hillsborough

Plenty of sites and publications offer “best of” lists and top ten awards, but how many let YOU vote on the best businesses and locations around your town? After all, it is YOUR town. Who else is more qualified to choose? Chapelboro.com’s Short List is a monthly award decided entirely by the readers and residents in our community. This month, the category is the “Best Place to go in Hillsborough.” In the form below, submit all the locations that YOU think deserve to be on the Short List. Submissions will last until Monday, March 17th — we’ll compile your entries and let...

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‘Best Of’ Restaurant Bracket Winner – Mediterranean Deli!

After six weeks and hundreds of votes, Chapelboro is proud to announce that the winner of our inaugural Restaurant Bracket is Chapel Hill’s Mediterranean Deli! This Franklin Street institution has been serving fresh and delicious Middle Eastern food for more than twenty years, with more than sixty different dishes available daily, full catering service, and even an in-house bakery. Owner Jamil Kadoura and his family and employees have also been heavily involved in charitable giving in their community, making Mediterranean Deli a hub for the life (as well as the food) of Chapelboro. And now you’ve chosen them as...

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February Short List Winner: The Best Place For A Romantic Night Out

The votes are in, and it’s official: the winner of February’ Chapelboro Short List for “Best Place For A Romantic Night Out” in the area is Il Palio! Il Palio Ristorante offers elegant food and decor reminiscent of an Italian villa, making it the perfect place for a romantic dinner. The menu offers that quintessential Italian combination of incredible ingredients prepared simply, and it takes advantage of the bounty of local ingredients central North Carolina has to offer. Il Palio is also nestled inside the Siena Hotel, so that romantic dinner could be part of a full romantic getaway weekend. Also on the Short List Lantern Lantern is a jewel in the Chapel Hill restaurant crown. Its unexpected fusion of asian techniques and flavors with North Carolina ingredients has earned it (and chef Andrea Reusing) national recognition. But despite these accolades, it remains a great place for a warm and intimate dinner. Glasshalfull Carrboro’s Glasshalful is a fully-stocked wine bar and shop, but it also doubles as a fantastic local restaurant. It offers everything from perfect small plates to go with your glass of wine to hearty dinners in a contemporary American style. It’s a wonderful meet-up spot, whether with friends or on a...

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Short List Voting: Best Place for a Romantic Night Out

Plenty of sites and publications offer “best of” lists and top ten awards, but how many let YOU vote on the best businesses and locations around your town? After all, it is YOUR town. Who else is more qualified to choose? Chapelboro.com’s Short List is a monthly award decided entirely by the readers and residents in YOUR community. We’ve been collecting your submissions for the month of February for “Best Place for a Romantic Night Out” and now it’s time to vote on the top spots! We’ll announce the winners on Thursday, February 27th! The voting period goes from February 18th...

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Short List Submissions — Best Place for a Romantic Night Out

Plenty of sites and publications offer “best of” lists and top ten awards, but how many let YOU vote on the best businesses and locations around your town? After all, it is YOUR town. Who else is more qualified to choose? Chapelboro.com’s Short List is a monthly award decided entirely by the readers and residents in our community. This month, the category is the “Best Place for a Romantic Night Out.” In the form below, submit all the locations that YOU think deserve to be on the Short List. Submissions will last until Monday, February 17th — we’ll compile your entries and...

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January Short List Winner – The Best Place To Get In Shape

The votes are in, and it’s official: the winner of January’s Chapelboro Short List for “Best Place To Get In Shape” in the area is Duke Center For Living! The Duke Center For Living has been providing medically-based wellness programs within Fearrington Village since 2005. They boast state-of-the-art exercise machines, as well as a pool and track, but they’re more than just a gym. They also offer classes from yoga to Pilates to Zumba, not to mention special sessions that address the mind and spirit as much as the body. And their staff is one of the most helpful and skilled around, helping you to get in shape safely and effectively. They specialize in the health of older adults, but all ages and abilities are welcome. Also on the Short List Spira Pilates Carrboro’s Spira Pilates offers a uniquely personal experience: you can meet an instructor for a 1-on-1 class, bring a few friends, or join a larger class. Above all, Spira tailors the approach to each individual, helping them to build strength in a way that makes sense for them.   Chapel Hill Quest Center Chapel Hill Quest Center offers martial arts training with a double benefit: fitness and self-defense! Inside the beautiful Japanese-style dojo, owner Hardee Merritt and his staff teach the disciplines of ninjutsu and jiu jitsu. But they also take their show on the road,...

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