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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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“Duke-Carolina: The Blue Blood Rivalry” to Premiere in LA

LOS ANGELES — Former Duke and UNC basketball stars will highlight a star-studded gathering for the West Coast premiere of the new documentary film Duke-Carolina, The Blue Blood Rivalry at the Staples Center on Sunday, February 9. The Blue Devils and Tar Heels meet for the first time in the 2013-14 season the following Wednesday in Chapel Hill, NC. The Los Angeles showing will be held between NBA games hosted by the Lakers and Clippers on the afternoon and evening of February 9. Former and current NBA stars such as Rick Fox, Kenny Dennard, Kendall Marshall, Ryan Kelly and...

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‘Best Of’ Bracket – Restaurants

We all have a favorite place to grab a bite – whether it’s white tablecloth fine dining, or a hole in the wall with food like mama used to make – and Chapelboro wants to know what’s your pick! We’ve made a bracket of 64 of the best restaurants in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and the rest of Orange County  to find your favorite. Each week through March 6th, come back to vote for your picks and send them through the Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final Four, and help us crown a champion of chew! CHAMPIONSHIP VOTING IS OPEN NOW...

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Short List Voting: Best Place to Get in Shape

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 December for “Best Place to Warm Up with a Hot Holiday Beverage” and now it’s time to vote on the top spots! We’ll announce the winners on Tuesday, January 28th! The voting period goes...

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Clean Joke of the Day Contest

The submissions are in and we’ve narrowed it down to the ten best clean jokes in Chapelboro! Listen every morning and visit here every day to hear the latest finalist, and check back on January 24th to vote for your favorite! Monday, January 13th – from Bob Crane http://audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2014/01/13/CLEAN%20JOKE_JANUARY%2013.mp3 Tuesday, January 14th – from Wiley Post http://audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2014/01/14/CLEAN%20JOKE_JANUARY%2014.mp3 Wednesday, January 15th – from Walter Holt http://audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2014/01/15/CLEAN%20JOKE_JANUARY%2015.mp3 Thursday, January 16th – from Cindy Post http://audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2014/01/16/CLEAN%20JOKE_JANUARY%2016.mp3 Friday, January 17th – from Mae McClendon http://audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2014/01/17/CLEAN%20JOKE_JANUARY%2017.mp3 Tuesday, January 21st – from Peter Enchelmayer http://audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2014/01/21/CLEAN%20JOKE_JANUARY%2021.mp3 Wednesday, January 22nd – from Bob Lauterborn http://audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2014/01/22/CLEAN%20JOKE_JANUARY%2022.mp3 Thursday, January...

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