Lauryn Colatuno

Adopt-a-Pet: Pepsi

Every Tuesday, 97.9 The Hill WCHL features an adoptable animal from various animal rescues in Orange County. Hi Everyone, I’m Pepsi and I love people, I mean really love people, I want to be surrounded by people. I’m full of energy and still a puppy but I have a great personality.  They say I’m a Japanese Chin, whatever that means. I would love to go to a home with someone who would play with me and cuddle me all the time.  If you have a fenced in yard, even better because I really enjoy running.  Don’t you want to come...

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Fall Festivals & Spooky Fun in Chapelboro

It’s fall, y’all! That means apple picking, pumpkins, corn mazes and more. When it comes to fun fall happenings in the Chapelboro area, we’ve got you covered with this helpful list to get you started on planning your autumn excursions. Apples Mill Stone Creek Orchard Though apple picking is relatively hard to find around the Chapel Hill area, that doesn’t mean picking your own apples is off the menu! Just an hour outside of Chapel Hill, in the town of Ramseur, you’ll find Mill Stone Creek Orchards. Every weekend in September, they’re celebrating everything great about apples! For just...

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Eyebrow Microblading in Carrboro

Forget the eyebrow pencils, powders, and gels —microblading is a hassle free and more permanent solution for thin brows or even no brows. You won’t have to travel far for this incredible treatment. Microblading specialist, Angela Hugghin owner of Monarch Brow & Facials in Carrboro has been providing this service for over two years now and it’s definitely catching on. As an experienced esthetician with 18 years of experience, Angela is very passionate about her profession and strives to stay on top of new techniques and trends. I sat down with the expert herself to find out how to...

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Where To Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day

Baked, smoked, fried, breaded, boneless or even meatless, the chicken wing is a staple in US bars and restaurants. Known as America’s favorite Super Bowl food, in 2017 the National Chicken Council report, estimated that Americans would eat 1.33 billion wings during the Super Bowl. That’s enough wings to circle the Earth almost three times, according to the NCC. No matter how you like your chicken wings cooked, or what sauce you like to toss your wings in, it’s time to celebrate this popular American food. This Saturday, July 29, is National Chicken Wing Day check out these wing spots...

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It’s National Hot Dog Day! Add These Local Dogs To Your Must Try List

Whether you prefer the all beef version of the classic hot dog or a gourmet veggie dog­­ —July 19 is the day to officially celebrate the frank, weiner, sausage, weenie, or whatever you like to call the all-American hot dog. Are you a classic hot dog enthusiast who sticks to the traditional condiments like ketchup and mustard? Or are you willing to step out of your comfort zone and try some unique and crazy toppings?  If you prefer just mustard on your dog, then you are not alone. According to the National Hot Dog Sausage Council “71 percent of people...

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day This Sunday

This Sunday is National Ice Cream Day.  Sure you can grab a free vanilla cone at McDonald’s but with all the incredible local ice cream shops right here in Orange County, we think you’ll find a scoop or two worth sharing. Check out these 10 local spots. Maple View Farm Ice Cream Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at Maple View Farm in Hillsborough this Sunday. Enjoy live music, games, face painting and of course ice cream. Festivities kick off at noon and go till 9 pm. Market Street Coffee and Ice Cream Enjoy your coffee and ice cream at...

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Brunchin’ Carrboro

With Carrboro being the first town to officially pass the “Brunch Bill,” this Sunday, local brunch spots are going to be popping bottles for your mimosas a whole lot earlier. Restaurant goers will now be able to enjoy their Bloody Marys, Mimosas and other alcoholic beverages starting at 10 o’clock Sunday morning. Celebrate with these five cocktails, the perfect start to your Sunday brunch. Rosemary Street from Acme Food and Beverage Co. Photo credit/Instagram: @acmecarrboro Trade up that Bloody Mary for a refreshing gin craft cocktail garnished with fresh rosemary! What’s In It? Gin, lemon juice, rosemary syrup and...

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Rideshare Service for Kids Now Available in Chapel Hill and Durham

There is no question that parents are busy these days. With both parents working full-time jobs, finding a way to shuttle your kids from one after school activity to the next can seem impossible. Stacy Shannon, a busy mom of three school-aged children, received an email for her son’s spring lacrosse schedule. Practices were scheduled for 5 p.m. two days a week. Shannon worked until 5:30 p.m. during the week, and needed a solution to get her son to practice on time. After contemplating all her options, there just wasn’t one that was going to work. That’s when Shannon...

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Gadgets and More to Make Your Fourth of July Spectacular

Make your Fourth of July party truly sparkle with these simple drink additions and kitchen gadgets. Edible Flowers Save time on frozen drinks and fancy cocktails by adding an edible flower to your sparkling wine. Make your ordinary glass of prosecco more festive with a wild hibiscus flower. You can find wild hibiscus flowers in syrup at Southern Season at University Place. Homemade Popsicles For a simple dessert, make homemade ice pops. Make them in advance and you’ll have a freezer full of sweet treats for your guests. Use fresh pureed fruit like blueberries, cherries, rasberries and watermelon. Try infusing...

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