By Donnabeth Leffler
  • Bravery

    October 8, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Very few of us will ever get to prove our strength of character on a public stage. We may make moral and brave choices but most of us will do so in a situation known to only a few and, very likely, that decision will impact very few (unless it’s a Butterfly Effect situation). One […]

  • Few Opposing Voices

    September 10, 2013 at 5:15 am

    I think we can safely say big box retail in Chapel Hill does not have majority opposition.

  • Directions at the Intersection of Change

    August 28, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Monday night was the chance to glimpse the future that may guide the intersection of Ephesus Church Road and Fordham Boulevard and properties along it.

  • Intersection of Change

    June 27, 2013 at 4:35 am

    The congested, confusing and, forgive me, somewhat unlovely intersection of Ephesus Church Road and Fordham Boulevard are on the brink of change.

  • A Bright Idea

    February 4, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Forgive me for the title.  I do love a pun but when it’s particularly apt, well, I just can’t resist. This post is about some of the work being done by the Town of Chapel Hill to cut costs during this difficult budget time.  But, as explained by Energy Management Specialist Brian Callaway, it’s cost-cutting […]

  • Muted Joy

    January 1, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    We’ve had a fairly chilly and frequently gray holiday season here in Chapelboro.  It seems fitting, not only to the calendar, but to the events that marked the end of 2012.  From the destruction of Hurricane Sandy to the devastation in Newtown, CT, the end of this past year seemed blighted.  As I write this, […]

  • Consumer Rights – Your $$ Update

    December 8, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    When last I wrote, I shared my tale of customer service woe about a e-tailer’s gift certificate that somehow couldn’t be used in conjunction with a discount.  The long version is here.  The short version is that I went to happily spend a gift, only to find wouldn’t let me use my gift certificate […]

  • Does a Gift Certificate =$$?

    November 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    A friend from out of town gave me a gift certificate for an e-tailer dedicated to one of my passions: shoes!  I received the gift a few months ago but our recent cold weather had me hungering for boots so I visited the site to see what I could find.   Imagine my delight when […]

  • Talking Turkey

    November 18, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Turkey seems to be at a crossroads.  No, this isn’t a joke about how it gets to the other side to be with the chicken.   Turkey breast, turkey meatballs, meatloaf, turkey burgers and more all seem to have found a place in frequent dinner rotation for many people.  What was once a holiday-only regal […]

  • The Color Purple

    November 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Estimates of the total spent on the election we all just survived hover around $6 billion.  No, that “B” is not a typo.   How many transit systems could be modernized with that money?  How many more cancer research studies could be funded?  Or, perhaps more on point for some, how much could the nation’s […]

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